Law Enforcement

TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports


The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.
The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up...
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Cravaack: Audience Guns Would Have Stopped Aurora Shootings

Congressman Chip Cravaack (R ) says the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado could have been stopped if someone in the audience had a gun. He makes the comment during a debate with Democrat Rick Nolan in Cambridge, Minnesota. After the debate, Nolan told The UpTake that we'll never know if an audience gun could have stopped the shooting. But Nolan says he supports a ban on assault weapons that Congress has let lapse. And while he supports second amendment rights he says "I don't want to see people walking into movie theaters and classrooms with assault rifles."
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Informants: Pawns in the War on Drugs

In the government's war on drugs, confidential informants are the foot soldiers — an inexpensive (and often unregulated) way to outsource the work of undercover cops. But when first-time offenders, even juveniles, are recruited for these high-risk operations, reporter Sarah Stillman found the consequences sometimes proved fatal.
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An Ad That Caused the CO Fraternal Order of Police to Send a Letter Calling it 'Slanderous and False'

Tea Party / Birther Congressman Mike Coffman just released a new ad that shows how baseless, desperate, and despicable the "man" really is.
The ad is so outrageous, the Fraternal Order of Police sent an unsolicited letter of outrage condemning the Congressman's vile and disgusting commercial.  
Colorado Fraternal Order of Police Denounces Mike Coffman's Slanderous and False attacks against Joe Miklosi:
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Oakland City Council Closed to Slain Citizen's Family and Supporters

Last night, I went to attend meeting Oakland City Council to stand in solidarity with the parents of Alan Blueford and present to the Council the names of hundreds of people who signed on to demand the release of the Alan Blueford police report.
Rumors had been circulating that there might be restricted access to the council meeting last week, but no one had any details about what that would mean. I arrived after walking with Alan's family and members of the interfaith community from the District Attorney's office and at first it seemed that we'd be able to enter the council chambers like we've been able to in the past.
But we were met at the door to the council by police officers guarding the door to the public meeting, allowing no one in.
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Aurora Shooting Victim 'Demands A Plan' From Romney And Obama On Guns

President Obama and Mitt Romney will face each other Wednesday in their first presidential debate at University of Denver, just 15 miles from the site of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. However, the media's interest in the largest shooting in the country since Virginia Tech has waned, while both Romney and Obama have backed away from offering any new solutions to deal with the nation's gun homicide rate, which far outpaces any other developed country in the world.
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The Bush Administration’s Oft-Repeated (and Now Challenged) Waterboarding Claims

For many years, Bush administration officials have said that the CIA waterboarded only three terror suspects. Despite nearly endless revelations and investigations about the U.S.'s treatment of detainees, there has never been evidence contradicting those claims. But that changed earlier this month.
Human Rights Watch recently released a report detailing the accounts of 14 Libyan men who claim they were detained and, in some cases, subject to harsh interrogations by the U.S. before being transferred back to Libyan prisons, where they also faced abuse.
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Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice

Anyone that has experienced the juvenile justice system will agree that it harms more than it helps. It primarily targets and incarcerates young people of color without regard for their futures and what actually makes our communities safer.
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NYPD Muslim Spying: Six Years, ZERO Leads

For 6 years now, the NYPD have been spying on Muslims throughout NYC, New Jersey and elsewhere in the country. Now, according to the NYPD Demographics Unit, these past 6 years of spying on American Muslims has led to zero leads or investigations...
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Guns DO Kill People

I'm really tired of that NRA slogan. Guns DO kill. That's what they're for. They aren't a multi-purpose machine - they're a killing machine. And when they're in the hands of the unbalanced, they're going to be used for their sole purpose.
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