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Militarized police can purchase "187" murder t-shirts at Urban Shield trainings

On the weekend of September 5, 2014, the city of Oakland will play host to Alameda County’s 8th annual festival for paramilitary police, called Urban Shield. A private corporation called Cytel Group organizes the events with funds from the Department of Homeland Security. Thus far they've been held in the Bay Area, Boston, and Texas, but the CEO of the for-profit Cytel says he has plans to expand into the Middle East and Africa.

Want to keep your cell phone information private? That'll cost you $3,500

Your phone can be easily hacked by government or non-state actors. Probably no one at your cell phone company has warned you about this, but it's true.

A cogent and concise argument in favor of legalizing drugs—all of them

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Economics professor Jeffrey Miron explains why legalizing all drugs is a good idea.

Dozens of countries use Israeli spy technology to tap into global cell phone location databases

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Officer says he'll "f*cking kill you" to protester, pointing gun

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Did someone say we have a police accountability problem? Ferguson, Missouri, 2014:

A police officer points a weapon at a group of unarmed protesters. He says, "I'll f*cking kill you, get back." When asked his name, the officer says, "Go f*ck yourself."

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