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Don't miss John Oliver on Ferguson and police violence

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John Oliver looks at Ferguson and police violence against black people in the United States. He's not impressed.

Drug Enforcement Administration pays nearly $1 million for passenger data it could have gotten for free

A drug warrior posing with plants.

The nation's premiere drug war agency paid an Amtrak employee nearly one million dollars in government funds in exchange for passenger information the spies could have gotten for free. The Amtrak employee sold passenger data to the DEA "regularly" since 1995. And we only know about it because Amtrak—not the DEA—told the public.

Savage violence against young black men in America must end

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Private Westlake mall security pepper-sprayed and then arrested a young black male bystander at a Palestine justice demonstration in Seattle, Washington this week. The video above shows what happened right after the young man was sprayed in his eyes with the chemical weapon.

Huh? Federal Aviation Administration bans flights over Ferguson

File under "ominous events": the FAA is banning low-flying flights over Ferguson, Missouri. What the heck could this mean?

Ferguson holds up a mirror to militarized American society, where dissent is a threat and police are above the law

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Texas border war on steroids with Swiss made surveillance plane, infrared cameras

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