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Turkey Detains Kobani Hero while Treating ISIS commander in hospital

Originally posted on SYRIA 360°:
Esra Yakar, a 5th-grade student at the Medical School of Dicle University in Diyarbakir, went to the Kurdish province of Kobani a few months ago as a volunteer doctor to help treat Kurds wounded in the fighting with ISIS militants. In December 2014, she suffered heavy wounds to her head and…

MPs ‘dismayed’ that police continue to compile database of faces | Technology | The Guardian

In a report into use of biometric data, the Commons Science and Technology Committee said it was “dismayed” to learn that more than 12m photographs had been entered into the Police National Database without proper testing or oversight. It also noted that current practice appeared to flout a high court ruling from 2012 that said […]

Greek neo-Nazi lawmaker who punched female MP acquitted | GlobalPost

The neo-Nazi activist had first thrown a glass of water at a lawmaker from the radical left Syriza party who was also participating in the debate. When Kanelli, who had been sitting next to him got up to protest, he turned towards her, slapped her twice and then threw a punch before leaving the studio. […]

You’re always shedding DNA, and now the police can use it as evidence | The Verge

When the conviction was first challenged, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals told The Baltimore Sun, “The police would have analyzed the fingerprints to reveal their identifying characteristics and compared them to any fingerprint evidence collected at the victim’s home,” she wrote. “The only distinction that reasonably can be drawn […]

PressTV-‘Michael Brown’s family to file suit’

The move came after the Department of Justice failed to bring civil rights charges against officer Wilson on Wednesday clearing him of federal charges in the fatal shooting of Brown on August 9, 2014.After the ruling was issued, US Attorney General Eric Holder said a lengthy investigation into the shooting of the unarmed teenager has […]

Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program — RT USA

Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent. The commonwealth will give $25,000 each “to individuals who were involuntarily sterilized pursuant to the Virginia Eugenical […]

Canadian jailed for refusing to unlock his phone at the airport

CBA reports Philippon was charged under Customs Act section 153.1 (b). Currently he is on bail and his phone has been seized by the agency. Philippon is slated to appear in court to face the charges in May. In one of his media interviews, the accused claimed that he refused to unlock his smartphone simply […]

Prosecutors criticize D.C. crime lab’s handling of some DNA evidence – The Washington Post

Officials at the Department of Forensic Sciences, which is located in a $220 million facility that opened in 2012, defend their work and say disagreements among scientists in the field are not uncommon. The dispute has essentially created a standoff between the city-run lab and federal prosecutors in the nation’s capital. U.S. Attorney Ronald C. ­Machen […]

The Justice Department also says Ferguson police tolerated sexual harassment of female officers – The Washington Post

However, tucked away in a footnote toward the end of the report, investigators also described another troubling trend: Evidence suggested that the department, which included very few female police officers, “tolerates sexual harassment by male officers.” While this fact is not given the same attention as the other issues uncovered by investigators, it is offered less […]

S. African Government Will Investigate Allegations… – Matthew Aid

“These allegations will impact negatively on our hard-won democracy and will undermine the independence and credibility of our democratic institutions,” the agency said. It said it would work with other security departments to “determine the veracity of the allegations made.” Madonsela released a report last year that said President Jacob Zuma had inappropriately benefited from […]

Seeing the Stasi Through NSA Eyes | Consortiumnews

I had come to the ​Stasi Museum with a group of U.S. and UK intelligence whistleblowers, who had congregated in Berlin to award Binney with the 2015 ​Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. The first award, presented in 2002, went to former FBI agent Coleen Rowley, who testified to Congress about intelligence failures prior […]

New Zealand Spies on Neighbors in Secret ‘Five Eyes’ Global Surveillance – The Intercept

The documents on the spying, obtained by The Intercept from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, shine a light on New Zealand’s role in the so-called Five Eyes, a surveillance alliance that includes electronic eavesdropping agencies from New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. GCSB is perhaps the smallest player in the alliance […]

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