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Submission + - Account of LAPD protestor's arrest (blogspot.com)

bluefoxlucid writes: There is now this account of Patrick Meighan's arrest in LA. The LAPD were brutal and abusive. Protestors were held without bail--bail was set, but not accepted, and there was no access given to legal council. Physical violence was used by police to provoke reflexive reactions to pain, which was then reacted to with more violence. I must be missing something here, because the police seem to find peaceful protesters more dangerous than rapists and murderers.

Submission + - Account of LAPD protestor's arrest (blogspot.com)

bluefoxlucid writes: There is now this account of Patrick Meighan's arrest in LA. The LAPD were brutal and abusive. Protestors were held without bail--bail was set, but not accepted, and there was no access given to legal council. Physical violence was used by police to provoke reflexive reactions to pain, which was then reacted to with more violence. I must be missing something here, because the police seem to find peaceful protesters more dangerous than rapists and murderers.

Submission + - 9/11: Time to Forget

bluefoxlucid writes: After almost a decade (it will be so in 9 months and some days), we still all remember 9/11. I can't for the life of me recall (or care about) the date for the Oklahoma City Bombing... in fact I can't recall anyone caring that much when it happened. Somebody blew stuff up, people died, it hit the news, there was a manhunt. It was time to demote 9/11 to this level of care back in 2005... beyond time. So why do we still remember it like a big important thing? Why do people still wave flags on September 11 of each year and claim it as a patriotic American holiday, a day of celebration, a day to applaud the stripping of our rights and the deaths of thousands? Is it time to move on? Must we actively antagonize people who make a big deal out of 9/11 until they feel foolish and give up on the whole thing?
Government

Judge Declares Federal Healthcare Plan (Partly) Unconstitutional 1505

healeyb writes "In a surprise move, US District Judge Henry E. Hudson issued a ruling today that the universal healthcare law that was pushed through by the Obama administration is unconstitutional. Specifically, he invalidated the section of the law that requires all citizens to purchase healthcare insurance, arguing that it does not fall under the purview of Commerce Clause of the Constitution, as has been asserted by the government. The ruling represents the first major setback for President Barack Obama on an issue that will likely end up at the Supreme Court. Two other courts have shot down challenges to the law."
Bug

Serious Apache Exploit Discovered 160

bennyboy64 writes "An IT security company has discovered a serious exploit in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database. ZDNet reports the vulnerability exists in Apache's core mod_isapi module. By exploiting the module, an attacker could remotely gain system privileges that would compromise data security. Users of Apache 2.2.14 and earlier are advised to upgrade to Apache 2.2.15, which fixes the exploit." Note: according to the advisory, this exploit is exclusive to Windows.

Submission + - How do I shut down fraud sites? 2

someone_with_too_much_time writes: I've been wondering how to report and shut down fraud sites. Besides the usual, there's a lot of sites in what I've determined is a network centered on an organization called MeetSafer, which props up sites all claiming to do a "sex offender registry and criminal background check" by ... you guessed it, credit card number. I'd ignore them but... they're major pitch is that they "keep you safe" by "verifying" that your Craigslist hookup isn't going to murder you, and I have a personal problem with putting people in danger via false sense of security. By experimentation (with a ShopSafe BAC card given a $2 limit) I found that they use an erotic payment gateway to accept the card, and attempt to sign users up for porn sites immediately. They purport to be backed by the National Sex Offender and Criminal Organization Database certifying body; both the entire MeetSafer network and NSOCO hide their WhoIs data behind Moniker, a WhoIs privacy service. The question is, how do I report this to the FBI, DA, or... I can't tell who cares, much less how to tell them.

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