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British spy agency sees investigative journalists akin to dangerous terrorists

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James Comey is outraged about anonymous quotes

The Director of the FBI, James Comey, is outraged that the New York Times  gave an al Qaeda official anonymity to discuss the Paris attacks. Outraged!

From the Times:

35 former GITMO prison guards look to become police officers in Massachusetts

Are you a former GITMO prison guard? Do you want to become a police officer in Massachusetts? There's a fast track for that.

For $2,500, returning GITMO guards can attend a police training workshop facilitated by a Worcester police officer who also works for the Massachusetts National Guard. The training program is hosted by the Worcester Police Department, which reportedly expects to recruit from among the graduates.

Boston's Mayor Walsh hasn't substantively replied to an Olympics related public records request

Muckrock editorial intern Anna Geary-Meyer filed a public records request with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office in December 2014 seeking information about Boston's 2024 Olympic bid. Over one month later, she hasn't received a substantive response.

Her December 2014 request sought:

Rapper 2 Chainz tells Nancy Grace about his experience with the police over small amounts of marijuana

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Surveillance and policing expected to cost over $1b for 2024 Olympics

Psychologists provided legal cover for US torture programs in exchange for status and power, book shows

Goya, "The custody of a criminal does not require torture"

How to defeat FBI or police 'stingray' surveillance

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