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Video shows journalist John Knefel's arrest at OWS

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Journalist John Knefel was arrested while reporting on the September 17, 2012 Occupy Wall Street anniversary. In the video above, you can see a white shirt NYPD officer pull him off the sidewalk and into the street, where he's arrested.

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Everyone who attended OWS with a cell phone had their identity logged, says security expert

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What's going on with the New York City subway system?

Contrary to the company's August 13, 2012 claim, evidence suggests that Cubic Corporation, a defense and transportation services company, manages sales of TrapWire to US law enforcement through a McClean, VA based firm, Abraxas Applications.

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Mysterious surveillance equipment at Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary

The NYPD deployed multiple TARU surveillance teams throughout the streets on Monday as activists gathered for a one year anniversary celebration of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The TARU (which stands for Technical Assistance Response Unit) teams filmed protesters with handheld cameras, moving throughout crowds and following shortly behind the white shirted police officers who swept in to make arrests.

FEMA website, US Trademark Office contradict Cubic's TrapWire denial

Big news in national detention, targeted killing and spying cases

Indefinite detention, targeted killing and warrantless wiretapping are hot issues in the courts this week. Here's the latest:

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Al-Qaeda has claimed that the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was undertaken to avenge the killing-by-drone of Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi.

NYPD will set up checkpoints around OWS anniversary events on Monday, 9/17

The 99% are back for the one year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Events this weekend include a day of education on Saturday and a day of celebration on Sunday. Organizers ask that activists descend upon their old stomping grounds at Liberty Plaza on Monday morning for a series of actions -- and instruct people to "wear business attire." Perhaps organizers predicted something like this:

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