Humor
What's good for the goose... E-mail
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In California, the city of San Leandro and its police department are being sued in federal court for allegedly targeting gay men in a sting operation at the local marina. The lawyer for two men behind the lawsuit, Steven Mengel and Michael Woody, tells the Oakland Tribune that police were specifically cracking down on gay sexual activity at a restroom near the San Leandro Marina.

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DHS is getting hammered E-mail
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Things are going really badly at the Department of Homeland Security. For instance, DHS has been trying to build a new headquarters on the campus of St. Elizabeths, the former Washington D.C. mental hospital, since 2006. It’s the biggest new Beltway construction project since the Pentagon. It was originally scheduled for completion in 2016. It’s $1 billion over budget and 10 years behind schedule.

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Questionable leadership E-mail
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What do Shawna Forde, J.T. Ready and Chris Simcox have in common? The answer to the riddle is that they’re all anti-immigration activists and they’re all in trouble with the law. Simcox, 52, is the co-founder of the Minutemen civilian border patrol group. He’s been arrested  and booked into a Maricopa County jail in connection with the molestation of three girls under the age of 10, said Sergeant Tommy Thompson, a Phoenix police spokesman.

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Facial recognition fail E-mail
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In the post 9/11 world, we’ve tried to protect ourselves as a nation with largely high-tech, product-based solutions as opposed to human resources. We’ve spent billions on no-fly lists and terrorist watch lists so large that they’re essentially useless. We’ve purchased “bomb-proof” trashcans for subway platforms and bus stations. Odds are that if you were trying to sell something for “counter-terrorism applications” in the last decade you had more sales leads than you could handle. So how did all that technology work out in the recent Boston Marathon bombings? “Not so good,” would be a polite way of saying it.

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New agency takes over E-mail
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The idea behind the new countywide police force in Camden, New Jersey is to provide the same level of service with fewer people getting paid less.According to a recent article in the Camden Star Ledger, Gov. Chris Christie introduced the new police force in May. Christie says the new force will take back the city’s most dangerous streets and save neighborhoods from a rising tide of crime. At an “invitation only” news conference with local leaders and newly sworn officers with the new agency, Christie promised that the force would have 400 police officers by the end of the year.

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