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The dispute is the latest flare-up that pits the federal government against the nation’s leading technology companies since National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden disclosed last year the extent of U.S. snooping on phone and Internet communications — and how companies cooperated.
U.S. Justice Department and FBI officials are trying to understand how the new Apple and Google Android systems work and how the companies could change the encryption to make it accessible when court ordered. Their requests to the companies may include letters, personal appeals or congressional legislation, said a federal law official who requested anonymity to discuss the sensitive issue.
From The Washington Post:
In the burned toddler raid, Terrell told the paper that District Attorney Brian Rickman had already cleared the task force of any wrongdoing. That’s a remarkably fast investigation given that the raid happened less than two days ago. Rickman also cleared the cops in the Ayers case. So did the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Rickman would tell a local paper that the investigations went “to extraordinary lengths,” and, “I do not see how anybody could say the process was unfair based on the lengths that they went to.”
Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t we have the NSA, CIA, DIA and all branches of the military for national security?
From Foreign Policy:
The FBI’s creeping advance into the world of counterterrorism is nothing new. But quietly and without notice, the agency has finally decided to make it official in one of its organizational fact sheets. Instead of declaring “law enforcement” as its “primary function,” as it has for years, the FBI fact sheet now lists “national security” as its chief mission. The changes largely reflect the FBI reforms put in place after September 11, 2001, which some have criticized for de-prioritizing law enforcement activities. Regardless, with the 9/11 attacks more than a decade in the past, the timing of the edits is baffling some FBI-watchers.
For Immediate Release: December 12, 2013
Dallas, Texas – Caleb Causey, owner and director of training for Arlington, Texas based Lone Star Medics, announced today the first annual “Field and Tactical Medicine Conference.” The two-day conference will be held March 29-30, 2014 at the MCM Elegante Hotel-Dallas 2330 West Northwest Highway Dallas, Texas 75220.
Over 20 well known instructors in the field and tactical medical training industry will present hands-on instruction in field and tactical medicine. “The program is structured for the healthcare professional, the public safety officer, and shooting sports enthusiast, as well as the school teacher or lay person who wishes to hone his or her skills in how to respond to medical emergencies,” said Causey. Each instructor will present at two different levels, the layperson’s level and the healthcare professional’s level. There are no prerequisites for any conference session. “Each session will feature hands-on skills practice in life-saving measures that could arise during a disaster, on the athletic field, at an accident site, or in the home,” added Causey.
Who Should Attend:
- Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians
- School administrators and teachers
- Outdoor sports enthusiasts and hunters
- Citizens with concealed handgun permits
- Law enforcement
- Security personnel
- Medical professionals
- Prepper medicine
- Traumatic head injuries & concussions
- Identifying & treating common K9 injuries in the field
- Importance of dental care in the field
- Environmental emergencies (heat & cold related injuries, altitude sickness)
- Controlling moderate to severe bleeding using the latest techniques and equipment
- SCUBA diving and water sports related injuries
- Surgical airway techniques for maintaining a compromised airway
- Survival medicine past 48 hours from time of injury
- Proper mindset and mental preparedness during emergencies
- Advanced assisted breathing/ventilation techniques
- Lessons learned during natural disasters
- Patient movement techniques and maximizing evacuation/transportation assets
- Medical considerations during active shooter/mass casualty events
- Differences between EMS and Tactical Medicine for healthcare professionals
About the Instructors:
Causey has brought together some of the foremost instructors and professionals for this unique conference event. With extensive real-life experience and proven teaching skills, these individuals will show conference attendees how to identify and treat immediate life-threatening injuries or illnesses. In a world that is marked by increasing violence and natural disasters, it pays to be ready, confident, and prepared for emergencies. This conference will empower attendees to be just that.
For more information, instructor biographies, and registration, visit: http//:www.lonestarmedics.com/tactical-medicine-conf
From the AP on police MRAPs:
For police and sheriff’s departments, which have scooped up 165 of the mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPS, since they became available this summer, the price and the ability to deliver shock and awe while serving warrants or dealing with hostage standoffs was just too good to pass up.
The Second Amendment-based legal challenge is part of a campaign of nationwide litigation filed and supported by a variety of law enforcement officers and associations to confirm that the Second Amendment protects these common standard-capacity magazines for self-defense and sport shooting.
The hidden secret of law enforcement is that it’s largely dependent on public cooperation. When laws have less than near-universal support—when they’re a majority preference jammed down the throats of the minority—they beg for defiance. Cops then are “forced” to become arm-twisters, trying to intimidate the minority into submission through increasingly brutal tactics, or else they just give up.
The legal justification for arresting the “shooter” rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which all parties must consent for a recording to be legal unless, as with TV news crews, it is obvious to all that recording is underway. Since the police do not consent, the camera-wielder can be arrested. Most all-party-consent states also include an exception for recording in public places where “no expectation of privacy exists” (Illinois does not) but in practice this exception is not being recognized.
Rex Maralit, a 10-year NYPD veteran, his brother Wilfredo Maralit, a customs and border protection agent stationed at Los Angeles International Airport, were illegally shipping semiautomatic weapons to their brother Ariel Maralit, who lives in the Philippines.
When only law enforcement has access to guns only law enforcement will be able to smuggle guns.
Lawyers say Bellingham has agreed to pay $15,000 to a man who was threatened by a police officer for wearing a holstered gun in a city park.
Video is graphic:
This comes from Alabama:
DOD has issued a statement on when the military may act in concert with law enforcement.