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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.

Private company hoards license plate data, plans to create database with "billions" of records

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Did you know that a private company which hoards detailed information about your driving habits also has plans to create the largest private sector law enforcement database in the world, by combining plate reads with commercial databases, face recognition technology and more?

Terror Tuesday: What hope is there of reining in the Forever War?

Mystery flights above Quincy raise questions about domestic aerial surveillance

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"The FBI wants to be able to intercept every kind of possible communication"

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Can the FBI read your emails without warrants? According to the DOJ, yes. 

Massachusetts one of seven states to share confidential student data with private corporations

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Massachusetts is one of seven states planning to join a pilot program that would involve the transfer of extremely private student information to corporations. 

Join us: Monday, May 13 in Boston to say 'CLOSE GITMO!'

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Time to shut fusion centers once and for all?

Do we need so-called intelligence fusion centers? A senate subcommittee for investigations report published in 2012 pointed out that the centers are extremely costly, duplicative of other federal-local intelligence and terrorism efforts, and have been shown to infringe on civil liberties. 

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