Whistleblower: ICE Prison Does Hysterectomies at High Rates

The complaint, filed by the human rights group Project South, quoted a detainee from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Irwin County Detention Center saying that five women who had the procedure between October and December 2019 had told her that they “reacted confused when explaining why they had one done.” Multiple women claimed that they did not have access to proper interpreters and that medical staff often did not speak Spanish.

Source: Whistleblower: ICE Prison Does Hysterectomies at High Rates

Minnesota Cops Can Seize Your Car, Sell It And Keep The Profits, Even If You Didn’t Do Anything Wrong


Minnesota police are seizing cars from innocent people, selling the cars and keeping the proceeds under a wildly permissive civil forfeiture law supported by, you guessed it, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.

Source: Minnesota Cops Can Seize Your Car, Sell It And Keep The Profits, Even If You Didn’t Do Anything Wrong

Federal Court: No, You Fucking May Not Force Your Way Into A Home And Strip Search Six Very Young Children | Techdirt

As Lenore Skenazy reported for Reason last year, two government employees decided a single incident of a mother leaving her kids in the car was all the reason they needed to swing by the house and strip-search every one of her six children. The oldest was five years old. The youngest were a pair of 10-month-old twins.

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Top NYPD Official Says Cops Don’t Need To Worry About Being Criminally Charged For Violating Chokehold Ban | Techdirt

“We can’t be afraid. We’ve got every D.A. come out and say they’re not going to charge that,” Chief Terence Monahan said at a recent CompStat meeting, at which department brass discuss crime trends.

Source: Top NYPD Official Says Cops Don’t Need To Worry About Being Criminally Charged For Violating Chokehold Ban | Techdirt

Videos Show Minneapolis Cops Slashing Tires Of Medical Workers, Media And Protesters


Videos from a May 31 Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota show police officers wearing heavy tactical gear slashing the tires of multiple parked vehicles, with some officers allegedly targeting members of the media.

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NYPD Covering Badge Numbers at Protests Violate Own Policy


The National Lawyers Guild threatened to sue the city if NYPD officers did not end the widespread practice of covering their badge numbers.

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ICE Detainee Who Died of Covid-19 Suffered Horrifying Neglect


IF THERE’S ONE thing the men locked inside the Otay Mesa Detention Center want the world to know, it’s that Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia didn’t need to die. The 57-year-old passed away in a southern California hospital on May 6, becoming the first person in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody to lose their life to Covid-19. The men who knew him fear that he won’t be the last.

Source: ICE Detainee Who Died of Covid-19 Suffered Horrifying Neglect

What A Coincidence! Same Day Senator Burr Dumped His Stock, So Did His Brother-in-Law! | Techdirt

Senator Richard Burr’s potential insider trading issues, for which he’s being investigated, may have gotten quite a bit worse this week. A new report notes that on the same day Burr sold off a “significant percentage” of his stock holdings (while also telling the public not to worry about COVID-19), it turns out his brother-in-law just coincidentally decided to dump a bunch of stock too. Amazing!

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We’re Saved! Company Claims It’s Patented ‘Containing the Spread of Disinformation’ And Will Stop COVID-19 Disinfo | Techdirt

… a company called CREOpoint that claims it has patented “Containing the Spread of Disinformation” and that it was now using it to “help contain the spread of COVID-19 disinformation.” Would that it were so, but that’s not how any of this works. Tellingly, the press release does not provide the patent number of any of the details about the patent — which should probably be your first sign that it’s utterly bogus. However, with a little sleuthing I was able to turn up the patent application… and it confirms that this is a ridiculous patent that never should have been approved. The official title is “Containing Disinformation Spread Using Customizable Intelligence Channels.”

Source: We’re Saved! Company Claims It’s Patented ‘Containing the Spread of Disinformation’ And Will Stop COVID-19 Disinfo | Techdirt

Erik Prince Offered Lethal Services to Russian Mercenary Firm


Prince, who is the brother of Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, met earlier this year with a top official of Russia’s Wagner Group and offered his mercenary forces to support the firm’s operations in Libya and Mozambique, according to two people familiar with Prince’s offer.

Source: Erik Prince Offered Lethal Services to Russian Mercenary Firm