BOSTON (Reuters) - A man who snapped secret pictures up women's skirts on a Boston subway train - a practice known as upskirting - did not violate the state's Peeping Tom law, Massachusetts' top court said on Wednesday, pointing to a loophole in current legislation.
Massachusetts law prohibits secretly filming or photographing a person who is nude or partly nude, but that does not apply to people who are fully clothed, according to a Supreme Judicial Court decision written by Justice Margot Botsford.
Government Chemist Tampered With 40,000 Cases, Locking Countless Innocent Americans In Prison
February 27, 2014
MASSACHUSETTS — In a maddening scandal that is rocking the state of Massachusetts, a government crime lab chemist has been caught intentionally forging signatures and tampering with evidence in as many as 40,000 cases, destroying the lives of countless innocent Americans.
Annie Dookhan worked as a chemist for the State of Massachusetts, and it turns out she had close relations with prosecutors.
I have seen many many posts on this site and elsewhere that document police brutality. What I have seen is anecdotal in nature, meaning that I have no stats on how this issue is escalating, however, it does appear to e a growing problem. I'd like to propose a solution. Instead of, when someone files a lawsuit against the police, all of the taxpayers of that jurisdiction are on the hook for the price tag, I think it would be better to attach the pay of all uniformed and non-uniformed police officers for a certain percentage of their pay to pay the bill. This will have many effects:
Last May, I wrote about the coming wave of bitcoin ATMs. Today, it looks like they have arrived, landing first in Boston’s bustling South Station.
The device, manufactured by Lamassu, Inc. and placed by New Hampshire company Liberty Teller, appears to have narrowly beat out a planned bitcoin ATM launch in New Mexico (though that may be disputed).
Harvard ‘brainiacs’ are at it again. Inspired by termites, they have realized their dream of cheap, expendable, self-organizing robots – a construction crew building complex structures at a quick pace, and completely independent of leadership.
I have been a hardcore libertarian since 2003, a die-hard Ron Paul supporter since 2007, and a member here since 2008 (although I have never been a highly active poster).
Last July I started a FB Page called "Living in Modern Times", named in honor of the great Charlie Chaplin movie, Modern Times. The goal of my page is to spread the message of peace, freedom, voluntary interaction and non-aggression, and I'd greatly appreciate it if you would check it out and give us a "like".
Would it have made a difference?
AFC Championship - Report: Seven Of Eight NFL Personnel Men Would Prefer Brady Over Manning
January 15, 2014 10:45 AM
BOSTON (CBS) — Last week, one writer made waves around the NFL world by ranking Tom Brady as the worst of the eight remaining quarterbacks still playing in the postseason. This weekend, we have a very different story.
Just thought I would pass this along this pamphlet was published by Thomas Paine this day in 1776 I thought it was good read. It is good to go back in history and see how our forfathers thought and felt now and then.
My favorite paragraph was this one but it was full of good stuff.
Rand Paul is currently railing against the conformation of Janet Yellen as next Federal Reserve chair, and the Fed in general, and the printing of money. This is definitely worth a listen:
Southern District of New York Judge William Pauley III declared in a December 27 decision that the NSA surveillance program — which draws in every American's telephone records without a warrant or probable cause — was “legal” even though it “imperils the civil liberties of every citizen.” The decision contrasts sharply with a decision two weeks ago by Washington, D.C. District Court Judge Richard Leon that termed the warrantless surveillance program unconstitutional and “almost Orwellian.”
From highways to small towns, the high-tech surveillance grid is being exposed and is provoking outrage among fully informed citizens. Recently, we saw Seattle police deactivate a Wi-Fi surveillance network, after it was exposed that the little white boxes identified across the city were really a mesh network that could surveil any member of the public possessing an Internet-ready device.
"Don't be Evil"-Google buys DARPA-subsidized Corporatist, 'Soon-to-be Evil' Killer Robot Factory: Boston DynamicsSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 17:50
By Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton on December 14, 2013
Image by Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton, TruthStreamMedia.com
AkWaMen bottled water company has a problem. The company recently started producing bottled water with a label that specifically marketed the product toward men’s sports, and guaranteed that the product could “cure dehydration”. Fortunately, the FDA sprung into action, and is now investigating the company for false or misleading advertising. “We’ve got two problems with this product,” said Hanna Ledbutted-Du Gooder, spokeswoman for the office of prescription drug promotion.