rtamerica:

US threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine when it resisted NSA data requests

When Yahoo didn’t comply with a National Security Agency request to hand over user data under the PRISM surveillance program, the US government threatened it with daily fines of $250K, the company has revealed.

Ron Bell, Yahoo’s general counsel, said in a blog post, that the company“refused to comply with what we viewed as unconstitutional and overbroad surveillance and challenged the US Government’s authority.”

antigovernmentextremist:

This. Literally the first thing you learn when you begin to handle a gun is to only point the gun at something you are willing to shoot.

(Source: sandandglass)

rtamerica:

‘What else do we need to give them to arrest the killer of my child?’ - Brown’s mother on private autopsy

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday, held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the preliminary autopsy and the number of bullets fired at their son.

“The Brown family wanted to have this autopsy performed on their behalf because they did not know whether the federal officials were going to conduct their own independent autopsy, and they did not want to be left having to rely on the autopsy done by the St. Louis law enforcement agencies ‒ the same individuals they feel are responsible for executing their son in broad daylight,” Benjamin Crump, the lead counsel for the Brown family, said. “So therefore, that is why they begged and pleaded to have an independent autopsy done.”

armedandpeaceful:

The Mike Brown Shooting What You’re Not Being Told

Not a man of the people. Never was and never will be, but likes to pretend.