Here we go again. The Department of Justice has been using a legally questionable program to target criminal suspect’s cell phone data. The program involves flying small Cessna planes equipped with a device known as a “dirtbox” which mimics cell towers in order to trick cellphones into giving out their registration information. Like the now notorious NSA programs exposed by Edward Snowden, the dirtbox program scoops up large amounts of data from entirely innocent people in order to look for those suspected of wrongdoing.
|By: DSWright Friday November 14, 2014 7:01 am|
|By: DSWright Thursday October 30, 2014 9:46 am|
Brace yourself for an epic shock – Wall Street is breaking the law again.
After a couple of years of questionable compliance with legal settlements the banksters are now straight up violating the terms of the deals prosecutors and regulators struck as an alternative to criminal charges. Apparently, as has been argued by everyone not dim or bought, settlements do not work to stop criminal behavior. Something prosecutors seem genuinely surprised by as they are having to reopen old settlements because the banks are back to their old tricks.
|By: john in sacramento Saturday May 31, 2014 12:22 pm|
This is just a simple, easy to understand example, of a few minutes of spying by one comedian and his techie buddy. How many people who say it’s not a problem, would feel that way after their entire home lives were open to surveillance?
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 20, 2014 12:10 pm|
It has finally happened, a Wall Street firm has pleaded guilty to a felony. Credit Suisse, to address criminal activity that occurred for decades, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to aid tax evasion. The firm will also pay a fine of $2.6 billion and have an independent monitor for two years.
|By: DSWright Monday March 31, 2014 9:01 am|
Another case of affluenza? A judge has ruled that Robert H. Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont fortune, should not face jail time after raping his three-year-old daughter. The reason Judge Jan Jurden gave for sentencing Richards to probation was that he “would not fare well in prison.”
|By: letsgetitdone Friday February 21, 2014 5:40 pm|
Why is it that Washington village “progressives,” and their associates in other parts of the country who are nevertheless part of the Washington village culture, often ask useful questions, but, almost always deliver, underwhelming answers?
|By: DSWright Monday July 8, 2013 6:40 am|
Nothing exemplifies an open society like secret laws. According to a report by the New York Times, an entire new body of law has been created, in secret, to govern the NSA’s operations. The FISA court, under dubious pretexts, has rewritten the Fourth Amendment.
|By: masaccio Sunday April 28, 2013 11:00 am|
The oligarchy has won. Heaven help the rest of us.
|By: DSWright Monday April 22, 2013 6:40 am|
A joint statement by Senators John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and Representative Peter King calls for a man accused of participating in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to be charged and handled as an enemy combatant and outside the constitution despite Tsarnaev being a U.S. citizen.
|By: DSWright Friday March 29, 2013 6:50 am|
Hope and change strikes again. A provision many are dubbing the “Monsanto Protection Act” was covertly inserted into the Agricultural Appropriations Bill that President Obama signed Tuesday. The provision protects genetically modified food interests from litigation.