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Shortly before the government went on extended shutdown/vacation, the Department of Homeland Security signaled that, despite criticism from members of congress and the public, it has no intention of slowing down the nationwide surveillance state trickle-down.
The Framingham, Massachusetts SWAT team has been disbanded. But that doesn’t mean Framingham residents won’t face the terrifying possibility of waking up one morning to bright lights, gun sights, masked men, and screams to GET ON THE FLOOR.
This guest post was written by ACLU of Massachusetts legal fellow Nashwa Gewaily
The story about the motorcycle gang assault on an SUV driver in New York City keeps getting stranger. Yesterday we learned that one of the bikers involved in the assault is an undercover NYPD officer. Detective Braszczok has been arrested and charged with inciting a riot.
Now, NBC news New York reports that this undercover officer lived at Occupy Wall Street for months, reporting to the NYPD on what he saw and heard.