Freedom Watch: December 22, 2016-The Rutherford Institute

 

 

 

Freedom Watch: December 22, 2016


 

 

Homing in on the gravest threats to our civil liberties and human rights, The Rutherford Institute is determined to highlight news reports and investigative stories that shine a light on the most serious threats to the Constitution and our freedoms. Remember, the only way to safeguard our freedoms is to know when they’re being threatened!
John W. Whitehead’s new book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015), is available online at www.amazon.com.

DECEMBER 22, 2016

IN THE COURTS

Indiana Supreme Court Overturns Driver Welfare Traffic Stop

Fourth Circuit Protects Police Officer Facebook Posts Critical of Department Policies

JUSTICE SYSTEM

County Favors $6.5 Million Plan to Review Potential Crime Lab Errors

AMERICAN POLICE STATE

Florida Court Rules That Police Can Force You to Reveal Your Phone’s Passcode

Arrest for Disorderly Conduct Was Clearly Without PC, so Officers Get No Qualified Immunity

Sunrise Police Department in Florida Wants $13,000 Deposit for 14,000 Cell Site Simulator Emails

The Counted: Tracking People Killed by Police in the United States

Former Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Deputy Admits Role in Wide-Ranging Scheme to Seize Cash, Sell Drugs

OVERCRIMINALIZATION

Huntsville Vet Wanting to Live Off-Grid Loses Appeal

BEHIND BARS

Nebraska’s Justice System Is a Maze With Dead Ends That Imprisons the Poor

NATIONAL SECURITY

Are We in a New Era of Espionage?

FREE SPEECH

Blocked, Locked, and Hacked: How They Are Shutting Down the Alternative Media Online

ASSET FORFEITURE

DEA Admits Constitutional Problems With Seizure Policies

TECHNOLOGY

How the CIA’s Cloud Puts Fresh Tech at Analysts’ Fingertips

Microsoft’s New Plan Is to Flood Your Entire Life With Artificial Intelligence

DRONES

20 Ways Drones Will Shape Your Future

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter Cuts off Fusion Spy Centers’ Access to Social Media Surveillance Tool

FURTHER READING

Assange: WikiLeaks Did Not Receive Documents From Russian Government

Why Are the Media Taking the CIA’s Hacking Claims at Face Value?

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