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Targeting rapper smacks of prosecutorial abuse

UPDATE: On June 3, 2013, a judge ruled that the prosecution of Cameron D’Ambrosio may proceed, setting a trial date for June 27th and denying his request for bail. The 18 year-old Methuen, Massachusetts resident faces decades in prison for what prosecutors say was a "terrorist threat" communicated in rap lyrics the teen, who goes by "Cammy Dee," published on his Facebook page. His will be a jury trial.

Scahill, Goodman and Chomsky talking 'Dirty Wars'

On April 27, 2013, the ACLU of Massachusetts co-hosted an event at Harvard about Jeremy Scahill's new book and film 'Dirty Wars'. Professor Noam Chomsky and independent journalist Amy Goodman joined Scahill after his talk to have a discussion about the book and the broader political and historical context. You can see Scahill's talk and the subsequent conversation below.

Grand jury resister Jerry Koch goes to prison

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Note: The video embedded above comes from a 2009 press conference organized to support Koch's grand jury resistance.

UPDATE 1/28/14: Koch has been released from prison. He served over 8 months for his refusal to cooperate.

Terror Tuesday: Give the President a piece of your mind!

60 Minutes on face recognition: the good, the bad and the ugly

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Are those FBI planes over Quincy? Bureau won't say

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Mapping the human brain: we need to make sure ethical and legal questions don't get left behind

In early April 2013, the Obama administration announced an ambitious plan to "map the human brain." Most media reports focused on the incredibly exciting, possible medical advancements that could result from the funding. But buried or ignored in many of the stories was a hugely important detail: exactly half of the funding will come from the Department of Defense’s far out research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Bakersfield police allegations of deadly civil rights violations

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Disturbing video of police action goes viral

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According to the person who uploaded this video to YouTube, the clip shows Cotati, California police officers busting down the door at a home and then tasing the person filming.

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