Amazon’s On-Site Emergency Care Endangers Its Employees

EARLIER THIS YEAR, a falling object struck a worker’s head at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. The worker visited Amcare, the company’s on-site medical unit, and told the emergency medical technicians on staff there that they had a headache and blurred vision — classic symptoms of a concussion. According to company protocol, Amazon’s medical staff should have sent the worker to a hospital or doctor’s office for further evaluation, or at least called a physician for advice. They did neither.

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David Wurmser, Key Iraq War Architect, Advising Trump on Iran


The continued self-confidence of neocons like David Wurmser is odd given how all their beliefs were proven disastrously wrong in Iraq.

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LAPD Officers Faked Reports, Added Innocent People To Its Gang Database | Techdirt

More than a dozen Los Angeles police officers with the elite Metro Division are being investigated on suspicion of falsifying information they gathered during stops and wrongly portraying people as gang members or associates, according to multiple sources.The officers, assigned to special patrols in South Los Angeles, are suspected of falsifying field interview cards during stops and inputting incorrect information about those questioned in an effort to boost stop statistics.

Source: LAPD Officers Faked Reports, Added Innocent People To Its Gang Database | Techdirt

All DMCA Notices Filed Against TorrentFreak in 2019 Were Bogus – TorrentFreak

During 2019, TorrentFreak has regularly reported on the controversial DMCA-related takedown efforts of entertainment companies and their anti-piracy partners. This year several were targeted at our own site, having been filed against us with Google. We can proudly (but sadly) report that every single one of them was completely bogus.

Source: All DMCA Notices Filed Against TorrentFreak in 2019 Were Bogus – TorrentFreak

Marvin Gaye Family Not Done With Pharrell Just Yet: Bring Him Back To Court Claiming Perjury | Techdirt

in a new filing by the Gaye Estate (first noted by THREsq), they’re claiming that Pharrell perjured himself in his deposition by saying that he had no intention to channel Gaye

Source: Marvin Gaye Family Not Done With Pharrell Just Yet: Bring Him Back To Court Claiming Perjury | Techdirt

U.S. Government’s Family Separation Policy Continues


The U.S. government is still taking children from their parents after they cross the border. Since the supposed end of family separation — in the summer of 2018, after a federal judge’s injunction and President Donald Trump’s executive order reversing the deeply controversial policy — more than 1,100 children have been taken from their parents, according to the government’s own data. There may be more, since that data has been plagued by bad record keeping and inconsistencies. The government alleges that separations now only happen when a parent has a criminal history or is unfit to care for a child, but an ongoing lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union argues that the current policy still violates the rights of children and families. Border Patrol agents, untrained in child welfare, make decisions that some parents are unfit to stay with their children based solely on brief interactions with them while they are held in custody.

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Revolving Door Revolves Some More: Head Of Copyright Office Leaves To Join MPAA | Techdirt

This is all perfectly legal, but given some of the many questions people have raised over the years about why the Copyright Office frequently appears to be more an arm of Hollywood, rather than the American public (as is supposed to be the case), this move should raise a few more eyebrows. It won’t, of course. This is just how things are done.But even Hollywood folks should be concerned about this. For all the laughable claims it makes about how we need more “respect” for copyright, the one doing the most to undermine that respect is Hollywood itself, with such a blatant display of “soft corruption.” No one actually believes the Copyright Office has any of the public’s interests in mind, when the head of the office is simultaneously lining up her next job directly with Hollywood’s biggest lobbyist.

Source: Revolving Door Revolves Some More: Head Of Copyright Office Leaves To Join MPAA | Techdirt

Disney’s Decision Not To Renew SecuROM License Bricks ‘Tron: Evolution’ | Techdirt

Back in 2010, Disney released the game Tron: Evolution. The game was laced with SecuROM and suffered many of the same problems as previously described. As an example of how you don’t really own what you buy anymore, the game simply bricked when Disney decided not to renew its SaaS subscription for SecuROM software.

Source: Disney’s Decision Not To Renew SecuROM License Bricks ‘Tron: Evolution’ | Techdirt