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‘Spain is Rising Up!’ Raging Miners Invade Madrid

July 12, 2012 1 comment

12 July 2012

‘Thousands of Spanish miners and their supporters flooded the streets of Madrid in a second day of mass protests, just hours after the country’s leader announced a nationwide tax hike.

Workers marched up the city’s main avenue, wearing hardhats and carrying walking sticks, to protest outside the Industry Ministry. Many walked for nearly three weeks in the blazing sun before finally reaching Madrid.’

Read more: ‘Spain is Rising Up!’ Raging Miners Invade Madrid

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NYPD Labels People ‘Professional Agitators’ for Filming Police


Monday, 02 July 2012

The New York Police Department apparently classifies individuals who choose to exercise their right to videotape police engaging in their public duties “professional agitators” as revealed by a poster inside the NYPD’s 30th Precinct.

While this is hardly surprising coming from a police department so woefully corrupt that an officer who actually attempted to do his job by exposing rampant, systematic corruption ended up being thrown in a psychiatric ward by his superiors, it is troubling nonetheless.

Let us not forget, the NYPD has also created a social media unit in order to conduct surveillance on various social media outlets, has been busted spying on innocent Muslims, using highly questionable tactics in order to arrest Occupy Wall Street activists and even been shown by a former narcotics detective to be fabricating drug charges to meet quotas.’

Read more: NYPD Labels People ‘Professional Agitators’ for Filming Police

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines

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New Surveillance Cameras Will Use Computer Eyes to Find ‘Pre crimes’ by Detecting Suspicious Behaviour and Calling for Guards


Thursday, 07 June 2012

‘A new generation of computerised ‘Big Brother’ cameras are able to spot if you are a terrorist or a criminal – before you even commit a crime.

The devices are installed in places like train stations or public buildings where they scan passers by to see if they are acting suspiciously. Using a range of in-built parameters of what is ‘normal’ the cameras then send a text message to a human guard to issue an alert – or call them.’

Read more: New Surveillance Cameras Will Use Computer Eyes to Find ‘Pre crimes’ by Detecting Suspicious Behaviour and Calling for Guards

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines

DNA of Thousands of Innocent People Still Being Collected by Police


Thursday, 07 June 2012

‘Privacy campaigners say the system remains “illiberal and uncertain” and accuse ministers of failing to ensure that the genetic fingerprints of those cleared of suspicion are removed from files.

Big Brother Watch also estimates it could cost forces up to £8million to sift through their records and remove DNA taken from people who were arrested but never convicted of crimes.

The warnings come despite the recent passage of the Protection of Freedoms Act, which was meant to scale down the biggest database of DNA profiles in the world, which has grown by almost 1m records since 2009.’

Read more: DNA of Thousands of Innocent People Still Being Collected by Police

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines

UK Police Join Nationwide Strike


Friday, 11 May 2012 07:07

 

 

‘More than 30,000 off-duty police officers in London have joined a massive nationwide strike staged by British public sector workers against the government’s changes to pays and pensions.

Trade unions in Britain have said over 400,000 people took part in the 24-hour UK-wide strike on Thursday 10 May. Furthermore, London’s Metropolitan Police said around 32,000 off-duty police officers joined the striking public servants marching through London. Unions are angry with the government’s pension changes saying that public sector workers are being “robbed” as they will have to pay more and work longer for lower pensions.’

Read more: UK Police Join Nationwide Strike

US Military-Industrial Giant KBR in Bidding to Privatize British Police Forces


Friday, 04 May 2012

‘Giant US military-industrial company Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) is in the running to win a slice of a controversial £1.5 billion (US$2.43 billion) contract to transform the West Midlands and Surrey police forces in Britain, The (London) Times reported.

Hailed as the largest police privatization scheme in the UK, it has been suggested the private companies who win the contract will be tasked to perform several police functions — including patrols, detention and criminal investigation.

KBR, a former subsidiary of the Halliburton group, has attracted its share of criticism over the large contracts it won with the US government during the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The corporation also helped to build the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.’

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