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Chicago Cops Buy Sound Cannon “To Provide Protesters With Public Safety Messages”

Chicago cops want to make sure they’re communicating clear “public safety messages” with the folks congregating to protest the upcoming NATO summit, that’s why they’ve just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on an LRAD sound cannon.

Via Salon.com:

This week, Occupy Chicago welcomes allies from around the country and the world as they descend on the Windy City to protest the weekend’s NATO summit. The Chicago Police Department is ready: Not only has the city passed strict new protest ordinances, but it’s been stockpiling serious riot gear in anticipation of conflict with the protesters.

According to a report from the Guardian’s Adam Gabbatt, in recent months the Chicago police have spent over $1 million on riot equipment, including purchasing a controversial LRAD (long-range acoustic device) — a sound cannon designed to cause extreme pain to those in its path. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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CISPA: Greatest Threat to Cybersecurity (And The Free Internet)

The ambiguous Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act aka CISPA is just the newest SOPA successor and big government attempt to regulate our freedom and reduce our privacy on the Internet under the guise of homeland defense and cybersecurity.

This is a completely unscripted rant (there were obviously many more points I could’ve made but I just flipped on the camera and started talking) and is minus bells and whistles…really just a chance to start a conversation about why we need to take a stand against this latest tyrannical injustice masquerading as government protection. The bottom line here is that our bills should not be written so broadly as to be interpreted a multitude of ways because if it can be, it WILL be. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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