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Spy in the sky: Baltimore police secretly patrol citizens with tech used in Iraq war

RT | August 24, 2016

Police in Baltimore are facing a new scandal for their use of surveillance planes from the Iraq war to secretly spy on residents.

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United States

Surveillance guidelines routinely violated by NYPD - report

RT | August 24, 2016

The New York Police Department’s intelligence bureau routinely violated the famous Handschu Agreement, a set of 1985 guidelines that protect constitutional rights, for purely political reasons, according to a new inspector general report.

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United States

Armed French Police Force Woman to Strip off Burkini on Beach

Woman on Nice beach being forced to remove her burkini by armed police, Aug. 23, 2016. | Photo: AFP
teleSUR | August 24, 2016

Armed French police ordered a Muslim woman to remove her burkini swimsuit on a Nice beach Tuesday, adding further controversy to a ban on the garment amid growing Islamophobia in France.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

Judge Rules FBI Can Hack Your Email (Here’s How You Stop Them)

AUGUST 22, 2016

By Mark Nestmann, The Nestmann Group

What’s the biggest threat to your civil liberties?

Is it Congress crushing every loophole you grasp at for privacy? 869 more words

War: The Islamic State and Western Politicians Against the Rest of Us, by Thomas Knapp

The sum total of all the people killed by Islamic extremists since Muhammad first created the religion is perhaps one percent of one percent of one percent of the people slaughtered by governments in just the 20th century. 445 more words

Foreign Policy

Peru's Police Force Harbored a Death Squad, Report Reveals

teleSUR | August 23, 2016

Until as recently as last year, Peru’s national police force harbored a “death squad” that is responsible for the extrajudicial killings of at least 20 people over a four-year period – even at times offering sworn officers bounties to kill criminal suspects, according to an official government investigation of systemic police misconduct.

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Deception