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History & Policy
History & Policy:
* Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking.
* Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today.
* Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
EFF Sues Justice Department for Records About FBIâ€™s Plans for Rapid DNA
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI to gain access to documents revealing the governmentâ...
New Street-Level Surveillance Project Tracks Spying Technologies Used by Local Law Enforcement
Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF Web Portal Provides In-Depth Resources About License Plate Readers, Biometric Collection, and Other High-Tech Surveillance Tools.
No Tasers For Toronto Police, Communities Urge
Urban Alliance on Race Relations
The Urban Alliance on Race Relations, working on civilian oversight of police since 1975, is joined by lawyers and academics to oppose the buying of more tasers at the Toronto Police Services Board (T...
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Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement
Reporters without Borders
Journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement’s protests and marches are not only exposed to police brutality but also to a sort of judicial lottery when detained. The situation varies from sta...
Concocting a Crime-Ageddon to Promote Police Power
Manhattan is overrun with criminals and nobody is safe! -- or that’s what certain tabloids and newspapers would have you believe. Through the use of misleading statistics and extraordinary exceptions,...
Connexions Library: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on civil liberties and human rights.
Drug War Winners and Losers
Against the Current
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
The end of carding?
The Ontario government has announced that it intends to bring in regulations to stop the police practice of stopping people at random and demanding their information. Of course this form of harassment...
For every 1,000 people killed by police, one officer is convicted of a crime
Out of thousands of people killed by police in the United States since 2005, only 11 officers have been convicted of any crimes.
40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People
It's Not Just About Crime!
Quigley provides a list of reasons why the majority of prisoners in US jails are Black and poor people.
"Gestapo" tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington
Ackerman, Spencer; Stafford, Zach; Guarino, Mark;Laughland, Oliver
Politicians and rights groups call for inquiries into interrogations at Homan Square. Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine abuse.
Handcuffed and herded
My big Alpine adventure with Switzerland's police
A journalist at the World Economic Forum Summit is detained and intimidated along with protestors by Swiss police.
Land of Impunity
If the police can get away with killing Ian Tomlinson, there's no justice in Britain.
Let Me Be Frank: Francesco Serpico, A Genuine Actor
When you see injustice and corruption, when you open your eyes and see lying and deceit everywhere, you must be your own hero; you must be courageous and act.
Magnum force cops: 'If you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail'
US law enforcement is increasingly using military weapons for everyday tasks. Instead of hiding behind heavy armor, they should be building trust with the community, Peter Bibring, attorney for the AC...
Pipeline Company Paid Pennsylvania Police Department to 'Deter Protests'
Between June and October 2013, Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, paid a local Pennsylvania police department more than $50,000 to patrol a controversial pipeli...
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infrac...
Police Militarism in America
In Many Communities Cops are the Terrorists
The apparent murder by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black youth who was shot a number of times while he was allegedly on his knees with his hands...
Police Torture and the Real Militarization of Society
What rights can we still say we have, if we find ourselves trapped in a military structure? A person has the right to remain silent if arrested, but one does not have the right to remain silent if app...
Raleigh police are asking Google to provide user data for all people near crime scenes
Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have presented Google with warrants to obtain data from mobile phones from not just specific suspects who were in a crime scene area, but from the mobile phones of a...
Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
Tasers: 'If officers have a new toy, they like using it'
Tasers in the Line of Fire
Tasers are part of the modern police's arsenal. But how safe are they and why are the guidelines for their use so vague? By 2011, Amnesty International had recorded 450 deaths after a Taser firing.
UK police will soon start bagging people's heads during arrests
Metropolitan Police officers will soon be able to use specially designed bags, known as spit hoods, to cover suspects’ heads during arrests and in police stations. The mesh bags are used to restrain s...
A New City Agenda
While Canadians have quickly recognized the importance of healthy cities in their own lives and communities, governments have lagged far behind. In A New City Agenda, journalist and former mayor, John...
Government Ministries & Agencies
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
To provide civilian oversight of RCMP members' conduct in performing their policing duties so as to hold the RCMP accountable to the public.
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