Accused UK hacker to be extradited to the US to face charges

Judge finds that “vulnerable” Lauri Love should stand trial in the US. sci tech news

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Mississippi Attorney General Defends Discredited Forensic Experts, Harasses Defense Attorneys

Mississippi Attorney General Defends Discredited Forensic Experts, Harasses Defense Attorneys:

Jim Hood is abusing a rule intended to ensure death penalty appeals are handled by competent attorneys to attack qualified, well-regarded lawyers.

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US War Crimes or ‘Normalized Deviance’

US War Crimes or ‘Normalized Deviance’:

Although the U.S. government would not dare to formally renounce the Geneva Conventions, the normalization of deviance has effectively replaced them with elastic standards of behavior and accountability whose main purpose is to shield senior U.S. military officers and civilian officials from accountability for war crimes.

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President Obama’s Protocols For Deciding Whether To Kill You

President Obama’s Protocols For Deciding Whether To Kill You:

On August 5, 2016, President Barack Obama released a declassified May 22, 2013 document euphemistically styled Presidential Policy Guidance. It delineates the secret procedures the President has promised to employ (shielded from outside scrutiny or verification) to determine whether any person on the planet shall live or die based on his say-so alone.

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Suing a Debt Collector? Now They Can Buy Your Lawsuit Out From Under You

Suing a Debt Collector? Now They Can Buy Your Lawsuit Out From Under You:

Can a debt collector accused of crossing the line avoid liability by buying a consumer’s legal claim out from under her?

A federal judge in Las Vegas said yes. The case deserves attention because if the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirms the judge’s ruling, you can be sure that more debt collectors will attempt this counter-intuitive maneuver to shield themselves from federal liability.

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League of Legends maker goes to court to stop cheat programs

Riot says LeagueSharp “ruins the game… for players that take [it] seriously.” sci tech news

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Law Has Become the Anonymous Violence of the Crowd

Law Has Become the Anonymous Violence of the Crowd:

Some of us scapegoat the policemen we hire to carry out these chaos-causing anti-laws. Some scapegoat the victims of these chaos-causing anti-laws. But rarely do we ever step back and see the cause for what it really is: our ancient, universal need to use violence and domination to subdue those who disagree with us. Whether it’s the drug user, unlicensed driver, prostitute, tax objector, or raw milk seller – we insist on blindly using violence: hiring armed agents to subdue, capture and cage nonviolent human beings.

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The Right to Resist and the Vindication of Julius Holmes

The Right to Resist and the Vindication of Julius Holmes:

Julius Holmes was in his Macon, Georgia apartment cooking dinner when Officer Rogers arrived to arrest him.

“I’ll be damned if you will,” Holmes hissed, making a furtive move toward a handgun he had placed on a nearby bed.

Miraculously, Holmes wasn’t gunned down by Officer Rogers, who simply shoved him aside and seized the gun.

“I’ve come for you, and I am going to carry you even if it takes the whole police force,” Rogers growled.

“It probably will,” Holmes defiantly replied. “Go ahead and call them. I’ll die before I’ll be arrested.”

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“Rule of Law,” “Bad Apples” and Other Myths

“Rule of Law,” “Bad Apples” and Other Myths:

Cops will bend and contort “the law” however they have to to get the results they want. They will invent any pretext they need – broken tail-light, unpaid fines, “trying to escape” – to harass, arrest or extrajudicially execute anyone they don’t like. It’s often said that prisons are colleges of crime. So is law enforcement culture.

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Too Big to Jail: Amanda Marshall, Hillary’s Oregon Avatar

Too Big to Jail: Amanda Marshall, Hillary’s Oregon Avatar:

As we were recently reminded, lying to federal investigators is a monumentally serious criminal offense, except when it isn’t. While the language of the relevant statute is unambiguous, the practice of applying it is a science of single instances, since such decisions depend entirely on the professional identity of the suspect.

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