Freedomwat.ch Staff

“The state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California. But unlike other separation movements in the past, the state of New California wants to do things by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the way West Virginia was formed.”

“Nine people in California have been charged after they handed out food to the homeless, violating a rule about sharing food in public places. The group were protesting against an emergency ordinance in the city of El Cajon which was introduced in response to California’s hepatitis A outbreak. They handed out food, clothes and toiletries on Sunday before police arrived and issued citations.”

“The Yoder family, like others of their sect, shun the use of electricity, especially when it is from the grid. For years, the Yoders have been fighting the sewer connection order because it requires them to install an electric grinder pump to shunt waste from their home into the Sugar Grove Area Sewer Authority’s system in Warren County. Rejected was the family’s argument that they should simply be allowed to keep using their outdoor privy, which lacks electricity and running water.”

“Their guidance claims the authority to search a traveler’s electronic devices ‘with or without suspicion.’ The guidance now claims passengers are ‘obligated’ to turn over their devices as well as passcodes for examination. If they fail to do so, agents can seize the device. That is all considered a ‘basic search.’ Agents must have suspicion in order to conduct an ‘advanced search.’ This includes copying information from devices, or analyzing them with other equipment. Finally, CBP agents can not ‘intentionally’ search information stored on the cloud, versus on the device’s hard drive.”

“Federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation. Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, declined to comment Tuesday on plans for the operation. The campaign, centered in the Bay Area, could happen within weeks, and is expected to become the biggest enforcement action of its kind under President Trump, said the source, who requested anonymity because the plans have not been made public.”

“The DEA’s Special Operations Division is one of several tools the government uses to hide the origins of criminal investigations nationwide, in potential violation of constitutional protections. In a report released today, ‘Dark Side: Secret Origins of Evidence in U.S. Criminal Cases,’ Human Rights Watch documents the use of parallel construction by federal and local police agencies, finding the practice is used in the United States ‘frequently and possibly even daily.'”

“The command has deflected questions about the killing in Mali, offered murky and shifting explanations of the attack in Niger, and cleared U.S. personnel of wrongdoing in Somalia before launching a new investigation into the killings. All of this comes as the Defense Department as a whole has become less transparent and accessible, according to numerous journalists who cover U.S. national security. At the same time, according to the Pentagon’s Inspector General, there has been a rise in complaints of misconduct by senior officials, as well as reprisals against whistleblowers.”

“He is best known for overseeing the case of Paulette Gebara, a four-year-old who was reported missing from her family’s apartment in a Mexico City suburb in 2010. Despite extensive searches and a media coverage, investigators found no trace of the girl for nine days, when her decomposing body was found in her own bed – even though the room had supposedly been sealed by police.”

“‘The United States has admitted that it has created a terrorist force along our country’s border. Our duty is to drown this army of terror before it is born,’ Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara. The U.S.-led coalition declined to comment on Erdogan’s threats.”

“In just one extraordinary year, Trump has destabilized the delicate duality that has long been the foundation for U.S. foreign policy: favoring war over diplomacy, the Pentagon over the State Department, and narrow national interest over international leadership. But in a globalizing world interconnected by trade, the Internet, and the rapid proliferation of nuclear-armed missiles, walls won’t work. There can be no Fortress America.”

“Jorge Garcia pulled his family close for one final hug by security gates at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. His wife and 15-year-old daughter sobbed in his arms. His 12-year-old son stood stoically. Garcia was silent. Soon after, the 39-year-old landscaper from Lincoln Park, Michigan, boarded a plane bound for Mexico, deported to his home country on Monday after three decades of living, working and raising a family in the United States.”

“Those who spread the video range in age from 15 to in their early 20s. If found guilty the young people’s punishments will range from a criminal record to having their name added to child protection registers for 10 years. The age of consent in Denmark is 15 but it is a criminal offence to distribute images of anyone aged under 18.”

“Japan’s public broadcaster sent out a false alert warning of a North Korean missile on Tuesday, just three days after Hawaii residents received an erroneous message about an incoming missile. ‘North Korea appears to have launched a missile … The government urges people to take shelter inside buildings or underground,’ the message read, according to a translation from Reuters. The false warning went out just before 7 p.m. in the evening, through broadcaster NHK’s Japanese mobile app and website.”