… according to the statistics.
You may recall the Feds’ contending with straight faces in 2004 that if “a little old lady in Switzerland gave money to a charity for an Afghan orphanage, and the money was passed to al Qaeda,” she met the definition of “enemy combatant.” Five years later, a federal Fusion Center decreed that “if you’re an anti-abortion activist, or if you display political paraphernalia supporting a third-party candidate or [Ron Paul], if you possess subversive literature, you very well might be a member of a domestic paramilitary group.”
… but not because it doesn’t want to
Former CIA Director And Defense Secretary Says CIA Tried, But Failed, To Do Economic Espionage
But despite his attempt to work with, in his words, five or six commerce secretaries, “I never could get one of them interested in being the facilitator of getting that kind of CIA information to American companies. So this is something we don’t do.”
… because this is how you get a government dictatorship
“The question is who decides [what to publish]. It seems clear, at least to me, that the private companies that own newspapers, and their employees, should not have the final say over the release of government secrets, and a free pass to make them public with no legal consequences. In a democracy (which, pace Greenwald, we still are), that decision must ultimately be made by the government.”
DPS recently published a tutorial on how to do portraits on a white background. How to do this isn’t anything new or innovative, and should be something most pro photographers know how to do.
The sad part is, Amazon has recently been granted a patent on how to do just this, so DPS could in theory be sued by Amazon for patent infringement. For something photographers have been doing for 50 years or more.
Burning the national flag is not illegal in Norway (since 2008), however, the police say they will refer this case to the police attorney who will decide on charges.
To quote the police: “We have spoken to the people involved and told them this action is very inappropriate, and people find it offensive. (…) Our [police] lawyer will be looking into the case to see what we can do”
So, it seems the police now have the authority to prosecute purely based on morals.
It seems that the police have discovered that you cannot charge people with a non-crime, so they’ve decided to wait until a citizen reports them.
Original link (Dagbladet, Norwegian)
Translated link (Dagbladet, via Google Translate)