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Every week we think we’ve seen the worst example of unjustifiable police violence on an unarmed suspect, but then the next week comes and another horrific incident occurs. Gilbert Flores was a suspect in an assault case and led the police on a chase. He surrendered to police with his hands up and was shot by two officers. Source. Tweet

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A judge in Michigan has ruled that a man who wants to carry his gun into his daughter’s school can do so, even though the state has a ban against it. This is a very complicated story and the ruling is maddening to say the least. It all revolves around a man named Kenneth Herman. Video. More. Tweet

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‘Blue Courage’ was created after the incidents of Ferguson brought on a new sense of urgency to police demilitarization. Source. Tweet

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In recent years, a number of states have been making it increasingly difficult to vote. One method of disenfranchisement has been voter ID laws. A Federal appeals court in Texas has now struck down that state’s favorite voter suppression tactic. One day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country wielded that law to strike down a Texas voter suppression law. A unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an opinion written by a George W. […]

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Security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger have spent a year hacking a pair of $13,000 TrackingPoint self-aiming rifles. The married hacker couple have developed a set of techniques that could allow an attacker to compromise the rifle via its Wi-Fi connection and exploit vulnerabilities in its software. Their tricks can change variables in the scope’s calculations that make the rifle inexplicably miss its target, permanently disable the scope’s computer, or even prevent the gun from firing. In a demonstration for WIRED (shown in the video above), the researchers were able to dial in their […]

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