The ACLU's Catherine Crump and Center for Investigative Reporting's George Schulz were on DemocracyNow! today discussing the militarization of US policing. Watch:
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(Well, it tried: the DA's office asked for the wrong account!)
On the Friday before Christmas (today), CORRECTION: On December 20, 2011, Twitter revealed to the targets that Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk County (Boston) Benjamin Goldberger had subpoenaed their account information in a document dated December 14, 2011. ADA Goldberger asked for:
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Occupy Boston plaintiffs agree to voluntary dismissal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2011
BOSTON -- Plaintiffs from Occupy Boston today filed a voluntary dismissal, ending their lawsuit against the City of Boston, Occupy Boston v. City of Boston, et al. The participants in Occupy Boston have decided that continuing to pursue their goals of a more socially and economically just and democratic society may be better accomplished through means other than slow-moving long-term litigation.
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Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security
Decision today threatens writers and journalists, academic researchers, translators, and even ordinary web surfers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Christopher Ott, Communications Director, 617-482-3170 x322, cott [at] aclum [dot] org
BOSTON -- The following statement on the conviction today of Tarek Mehanna may be attributed to American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts executive director Carol Rose:
NDAA passes 86-13 in the Senate.
The bill now moves to the President's desk, where he will likely sign it.
The 80 or so people who marched today from the former Occupy Boston site at Dewey square to the JFK federal building in opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act were surprised to see this giant monstrosity pull up briefly in front of the demo: