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This is what happens when you challenge the authority of border patrol. The woman, Jessica Cooke, has every right to know why she is being detained. “Looking nervous” is not a legitimate reason to stop someone. Jessica Cooke, a 21-year-old from Ogdensburg, New York, recently graduated from SUNY Canton with a degree in law enforcement leadership and had already applied for a job as a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent when she was surprised by an impromptu final lesson at a CBP checkpoint on Route 37 in Waddington last week. What she learned—that […]

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A federal judge in Las Vegas has ruled that FBI agents went too far when they shut off Internet service to a Las Vegas hotel room last summer, then posed as repairmen so they could get a peek into the room without a search warrant. In an elaborate, “Ocean’s Eleven”-like ruse, FBI agents went undercover at a Las Vegas casino to catch members of an alleged sports betting ring operating out of a high-roller suite. New video released of the July sting inside Caesars Palace was recorded from the lapel of one of the agents […]

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“[A big event] doesn’t trigger privacy concerns,” she says. “What does trigger privacy concerns is the City of Boston installing a network of cameras — some in residential neighborhoods — that enable law enforcement to track individual people from the moment that we leave our homes in the morning until the moment we return at night, seeing basically everywhere we went and everything that we did.” Boston Police won’t say how many cameras are already in the city’s network, or how many new ones are going up for the marathon. But some of them will […]

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The idea of banning hoods is not new to Oklahoma, right now, there is a law banning hoods during crimes that’s been around since the 20’s. It was originally drafted to help combat crimes from the Ku-Klux-Klan, but people we spoke with say a new amendment of banning hoodies in public could open doors to a bigger problem. Now, a proposal for an amendment to that law, could make it illegal to hide your identity in public. The fine for your fashion crime? $500. “I think this is a violation of an individual’s right to […]

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