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2014-09-03 16:21:41

Public Access to License Plate Reader Records Would Hand Tools to Stalkers and Criminals LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vigilant Solutions today applauded Friday's ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant that prevents stalkers and criminals from having access to law enforcement databases of automated license plate reader (ALPR) data. In his decision, Chalfant said that publicly releasing ALPR data -- which consists of license...

2014-08-28 12:27:42

Agency Receives 10 Awards for Work with Publix, Kia, Kraft, State Farm, ACLU and HAP NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) (http://www.mxm.com/), the leading content-powered, customer engagement agency and a part of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), announced today it has won ten 2014 Content Marketing Awards for its work on behalf of clients including Kia Motor Company, Kraft Foods, Publix, State Farm, ACLU and HAP. In...

2014-07-30 12:27:09

ACLU Advocates for Conditions on First Amendment Rights FORT WORTH, Texas, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which claims on its Web site to "preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country" is surprisingly picking and choosing when it thinks the First Amendment is a Constitutional right. The ACLU clearly supports the right of private individuals to...

2014-07-15 23:01:45

Harbor Village Florida comments on ALCU challenging a new law that targets drug addicted mothers. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 As reported by The Huffington Post in the article ALCU Seeks to Challenge Law Targeting Pregnant Drug Addicts (7/11), the American Civil Liberties Union is now looking for a woman who has been targeted under a new law signed into effect by the Tennessee governor—one that prosecutes any woman whose newborn tests positive for drugs. Proponents of the bill, which went...

2014-07-08 23:09:42

Money Back Offer Announced for America’s Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Cities who made the FBI’s Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities list this year may have something to celebrate after all. Drone manufacturer Olaeris has announced a bold proposal offering to significantly reduce crime in these cities and cut all 911 response times by 50-80%. The company is offering a money back guarantee to prove they can deliver on that promise. Olaeris has developed the...

2014-05-15 23:02:47

ACLU of Pennsylvania asks Attorney General Kathleen Kane to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania sent Attorney General Kathleen Kane a letter today asking her to take steps to eliminate the use of illegal restraints on pregnant inmates in violation of the Healthy Birth for Incarcerated Women Act. A...

NSA Overhaul Proposed By White House And Congress
2014-03-26 06:37:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online President Obama and members of Congress proposed on Tuesday plans to end the National Security Agency's (NSA) bulk collection and storage of Americans’ telephone records, although both proposals would still allow the Obama administration to access this information when needed. Speaking at a nuclear summit in The Hague, the president said his plan would address the “core concerns” about the government storing such vast...

White House Panel Urges Limits On Some Aspects NSA Spying
2013-12-19 05:15:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A White House advisory panel tasked with reviewing the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs has called for sweeping changes in some of the agency’s controversial policies, such as the bulk collection of Americans’ phone and email records, but fell short of calling for these programs to end. In a final report released on Wednesday, the five-member Presidential Review Group on Intelligence issued 46...

2013-11-14 23:01:50

After 33 months on death row for killing her infant son, Sabrina Butler was exonerated. Barbourville, KY (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Next week, the Union College community will hear from the only woman in the United States to be exonerated from death row. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, Sabrina Butler, who was released from death row after a long and horrific battle, will be on campus as part of the “Kentucky Exoneree Tour,” sponsored by the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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