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Massachusetts company shows off its military trucks for police, but did they help?

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Powers claimed for war on terror used in war on drugs

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Pitfalls of the surveillance state: lessons from Boston

"Data-sharing troubles raise questions in Marathon case" – this Boston Globe headline should surprise no one.

FBI sought warrant to install malware on computer

Can the FBI get a warrant to install malware on a computer it suspects is tied to criminal activity because of an IP address? Perhaps, but a Texas judge has denied one particular warrant application seeking permission to do so. The Wall Street Journal reports:

Terror Tuesday: As despair and anger mount at US ‘war on terror’ policies, all eyes turn to Boston

In the aftermath of the terrible attack on the Boston Marathon, the federalized, paramilitarized multi-agency policing apparatus whose post 9/11 evolution has been a frequent focus of this website was on full display in the streets of Watertown, Cambridge and Boston.

Court seizes Barrett Brown's defense fund

Join us: Jeremy Scahill, Noam Chomsky and Amy Goodman in Cambridge 4/27

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Please join us for a discussion Jeremy Scahill’s important new book Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield (Nation Books, April 23, 2013).

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