SWAT Raids Gone Wrong — Paramilitary Policing Is Out of Control. Phillip S. Smith, Drug War Chronicle, AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed (2010-06-01).
In 1980, 2,884 SWAT deployments were recorded nationwide; the number today is estimated by experts at 50,000 annually or more.(Linked Wednesday 2010-06-02.)
C4SS May Fund Drive. Mariana Evica, Center for a Stateless Society (2010-05-30).
NEWS Here's where we are, who's moving us forward, and what our personnel are doing. Starting June 1st, Thomas L. Knapp will become the C4SS Media Coordinator. His pay will change to $640 monthly for 20 hours weekly labor in that role. He will also retain the title of Senior News…(Linked Wednesday 2010-06-02.)
You Can Get 15 Years in Jail For Recording an On-Duty Cop in Illinois. AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed (2010-05-20).
Wow... Last week, an Illinois judge rejected Chicago artist Christopher Drew's motion to dismiss the Class I felony charge against him. Drew is charged with violating the state's eavesdropping statute when he recorded his encounter with a police officer last December on the streets of Chicago. A Class I felony…(Linked Wednesday 2010-06-02.)
Freedom Blogs will mirror censored websites. Mike Gogulski – nostate.com, Anarchoblogs (2010-05-26).
I am pleased to announce, after reading Global Voices Advocacy's Guide: Mirroring a Censored WordPress Blog, that I am willing to mirror blogs or other websites at Freedom Blogs which: are worthy, in my view, of being defended against censorship; don't cause me to lose my paid hosting accounts or…(Linked Wednesday 2010-06-02.)