Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop
The documents, which were obtained by the not-for-profit organization the Brennan Center for Justice, have raised concerns about civil liberties and the potential for mass surveillance of civilians without justification.
“There are real dangers about police having all of this social media identifying information at their fingertips,” said Rachel Levinson-Waldman, a deputy director at the Brennan Center, noting that the information was probably stored in a database that could be used for a wide range of purposes.
Been a bad day and it’s not getting better.
‘The Court’s Order is Stunning’
JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, with whom JUSTICE BREYER and JUSTICE KAGAN join, dissenting.
The Court’s order is stunning. Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority of Justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand. Last night, the Court silently acquiesced in a State’s enactment of a law that flouts nearly 50 years of federal precedents. Today, the Court belatedly explains that it declined to grant relief because of procedural complexities of the State’s own invention. Ante, at 1. Because the Court’s failure to act rewards tactics designed to avoid judicial review and inflicts significant harm on the applicants and on women seeking abortions in Texas, I dissent.
Indecent exposure charges filed against trans woman over L.A. spa incident
Darren Agee Merager was charged Monday with five counts of indecent exposure, relating to an incident inside the Wi Spa on July 23, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles Police Department.
I’m really not in a place to blog tonight. I’ll try again tomorrow.
(Trigger warning: This article discusses details of situations that cause gender dysphoria.)
Gender Dysphoria: What happens when your gender identity doesn’t align with the one you were assigned at birth?