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Federal Judge Eviscerates Albuquerque’s ‘Asset Forfeiture’ Racket

Federal Judge Eviscerates Albuquerque’s ‘Asset Forfeiture’ Racket

“A federal judge has ruled that Albuquerque’s civil asset forfeiture program violated residents’ due process rights by forcing them to prove their innocence to retrieve their cars. Under civil forfeiture laws, police can seize property suspected of being connected to criminal activity, even if the owner isn’t charged with a crime.”

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

“Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation ‘Final Answer.’”

Innocent Americans’ ‘Big Brother’: Secret Air Marshals Program

Innocent Americans’ ‘Big Brother’: Secret Air Marshals Program

“A team of armed undercover US Air Marshals could be following you on your next flight, taking minute-by-minute notes whether or not you engage in such threatening behavior as sleeping on the plane, using a phone, going to the bathroom or talking to other passengers. Despite its relative recency, the program is already operational across virtually all major airports.”

Bankrupt Philadelphia plunders homeowners via gas monopoly

Bankrupt Philadelphia plunders homeowners via gas monopoly

“The gas company is filing liens over people’s properties due to unpaid gas bills for as little as $300. There is essentially zero due process here.”

Bank of America freezing accounts based on mailed citizenship questionnaires

Bank of America freezing accounts based on mailed citizenship questionnaires

“A heads-up for any Bank of America customer: You might be getting questions about your citizenship status and even have your accounts frozen with no warning.”

Amazon Facial Recognition Confuses Members of Congress with Criminals

Amazon Facial Recognition Confuses Members of Congress with Criminals

“Only 20 percent of the members of Congress are racial minorities. But 39 percent of the members of Congress who were mistaken for criminals were racial minorities.”

Facial Recognition Toll Booths Identify Drivers And Passengers, Notify Police In Seconds

Facial Recognition Toll Booths Identify Drivers And Passengers, Notify Police In Seconds

“Roughly one in every two American adults—117 million people—are in the facial recognition networks used by law enforcement, according to a 2016 report.”

Canada is using ancestry DNA websites to help it deport people

Canada is using ancestry DNA websites to help it deport people

“In another example of the extraordinary lengths Canadian immigration officials go to deport migrants, the Canada Border Services Agency has been collecting their DNA and using ancestry websites to find and contact their distant relatives and establish their nationality.”