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Senators call for crackdown on ‘Bitcoin’ as drug traffickers move in

The Internet barter system known as “Bitcoin,” which makes it difficult for law enforcement to monitor online transactions, has raised the ire of two U.S. Senators who learned recently about a new website that lets Bitcoin users buy and sell illegal drugs. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder…

Congressional leaders agree on four-year extension of PATRIOT Act

Congressional leaders agreed on Thursday to extend three expiring provisions of the controversial PATRIOT Act for four years. Sources told the Associated Press that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner agreed to call for a vote to extend the provisions before May 27, when they are…

More than 80 threats made against Wisc. governor and other elected officials

Wisconsin law enforcement officials have made public 128 pages of documents detailing threats against Governor Scott Walker and other state officials. The documents, reported first by the Wisconsin State Journal, cover 78 closed cases of threats made as a result of Walker’s controversial bill limiting the collective bargaining rights of…

U.S. Copyright Group targets 23,000 downloaders of ‘The Expendables’

More than 23,000 U.S. Internet users could soon be notified by their internet service providers (ISPs) that their personal information is being turned over to the U.S. Copyright Group in the largest file sharing lawsuit in U.S. history. Wired reported that a federal judge has agreed to allow the copyright…

‘Unprecedented’ level of violence in Mexico: FBI

WASHINGTON – Using unusually blunt language, FBI Director Robert Mueller told US legislators on Capitol Hill Wednesday that there is an “unprecedented” level of violence in Mexico linked to the country’s drug wars. “I would not call it a full-scale war,” Mueller told members of the House of Representatives as…

‘No cop in the state’ would arrest WI Senate dems

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald was warned by legal representatives of three separate state agencies that ordering state troopers to forcibly return senate democrats to Madison would place his actions in a zone “outside the law”, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The Journal has obtained memos and e-mail…

ACLU: Mississippi’s drug enforcement tactics amount to a ‘reign of terror’

Harsh sentencing policies and the use of confidential informants has created a racially discriminatory criminal justice system in Mississippi that harms innocent individuals and erodes the rule of law, according to a report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi. Mississippi’s drug laws force…

Clashes in Russia’s mostly Muslim Caucasus kill 20

MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least 17 rebels and three law enforcement officers were killed on Monday in Russia’s mainly Muslim North Caucasus region, Russian media reported, citing the National Anti-Terror Committee. The clashes between insurgents and security forces enforcement took place in Ingushetia, a small province next to Chechnya, the site of two…

FBI dedicates $1 billion to massive biometrics identification program

The Federal Bureau of Investigations announced recently that it is dedicating up to $1 billion for a Lockheed Martin-developed system that will enable on-the-fly analysis of detailed identification information that can be instantaneously shared with law enforcement all around the world. It’s called the “Next Generation Identification System” (NGIS), and…

White House calls on Congress to make ‘illegal streaming’ a felony

A white paper recently published by the White House’s Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator urged Congress to make “illegal streaming” of content a felony and allow law enforcement to wiretap those suspected of being involved in copyright infringement. Under current law, copyright infringement already carries felony penalties,…

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