we'll be in decent shape.
A federal judge on Monday ruled the U.S. Department of Justice does not
have legal authority to force Apple to develop a program to circumvent
security features on a smartphone related to a drug trafficking case in
I like this from the judge:
"The relief the government seeks is unavailable because Congress has
considered legislation that would achieve the same result but has not
adopted it," he wrote. "It is also clear that the government has made
the considered decision that it is better off securing such
crypto-legislative authority from the courts rather than taking the
chance that open legislative debate might produce a result less to its
Like Insty says, now when I hear about some Horrible!Racist!Attack!!, my first thought is "Evidence? Proof? Or it's bullshit."
Audio from two 911 phone calls and video footage of the alleged racially
motivated assault at a New York college has been released, providing
more evidence why the women who made the accusation are now being
charged with false reporting.
There was an assault; they started it, they're the ones yelling names and hitting people. And then
Now some of that footage has been released, but it is difficult to tell what exactly happened. The 911 audio is more damaging, showing one of the accusers saying "I think it's so funny" and "I beat up a boy" before the call connected to a dispatcher.
When the call connected, the accuser then tells the story that
she was "jumped" on a bus and that it was a racially motivated attack.
One of the things that makes me so glad some of my ancestors got the hell out of Scotland.
It’s for the children — or maybe, really, for the child, singular. A toddler was murdered by an antisocial crumb using an airgun eleven years ago, and after a decade plus of wave-the-bloody-shirt publicity (and no further intervening homicides) the Scottish authorities have declared the devices contraband. Owners of the estimated half-million powderless peashooters in the quasi-country have from July to the end of the year to get a permit — which may or may not be issued, at the whim of police, and which requires them to prove, to whichever copper catches gun-ban duty, a “need” for the toy.
From the Dark and Fascist State of New Jersey:
A veteran state trooper alleges in a whistleblower lawsuit she was
retaliated against by her superiors after raising objections that police academy background checks were compromised because of pressure to increase racial diversity among State Police ranks.
Jiras claims in her suit that her superiors, under pressure from the
state Attorney General's Office to boost recruit class diversity on
short notice, approved candidates who had been automatically
disqualified for having suspended licenses, criminal affiliations and
Just bloody wonderful, isn't it?