Reporting fellow at @propublica, adjunct at @columbiajourn. Formerly @pacificstand, @CJR. Post-It enthusiast.

Does a ‘Help Us Catch a Terrorist’ Text Help or Just Cause Panic?

psmag.com — Authorities are embracing emergency text alerts to help catch suspects-but critics say they may cause mass panic and encourage racial profiling. By Francie Diep After a weekend that saw two explosionsin New York and New Jersey, authorities sent a terse text message to locals Monday morning, enlisting their help in catching the suspected perpetrator.

DNA Dragnet: When Stop-and-Frisk Turns Into Stop-and-Spit

psmag.com — Traditionally, certified local, state, and federal forensic labs have tested DNA collected for law enforcement purposes, funneling these profiles into the FBI-run Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS. The FBI's standards for profiles uploaded to CODIS are rigorous. CODIS will only accept "partial" profiles under certain circumstances, and all samples must be tested by FBI-approved labs.

Stop-and-spit: In some US cities, police are collecting the DNA of even those not charged with crime

scroll.in — The five teenage boys were sitting in a parked car in a gated community in Melbourne, Florida, when a police officer pulled up behind them. Officer Justin Valutsky closed one of the rear doors, which had been ajar, and told them to stay in the car.

Why Won't the Corporate Media Push Back Against Liar Think Tanks and Experts?

truth-out.org — Matt Lauer was publicly roasted last week after he failed to hold Donald Trump to account during the "Commander-in-Chief Candidates Forum," but Lauer isn't the only media personality -- or "news person," whatever that means these days -- who needs to step up his game and press guests to tell the truth.

DNA Dragnet: In Some Cities, Police Go From Stop-and-Frisk to Stop-and-Spit

mintpressnews.com — Police in Florida and other states are building up private DNA databases, in part by collecting voluntary samples from people not charged with - or even suspected of - any particular crime. , 4th Amendment, DNA, FBI national database, Florida, Police,

Is Trump an Aberration? The Dark History of the "Nation of Immigrants"

truth-out.org — Liberal Americans like to think of Donald Trump as an aberration and believe that his idea of building a great wall along the US-Mexico border to prevent immigrants from entering the country goes against American values. After all, as Hillary Clinton says, "We are a nation of immigrants."

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DNA Dragnet: In Some Cities, Police Go From Stop-and-Frisk to Stop-and-Spit

truth-out.org — The five teenage boys were sitting in a parked car in a gated community in Melbourne, Florida, when a police officer pulled up behind them. Officer Justin Valutsky closed one of the rear doors, which had been ajar, and told them to stay in the car.

Lawyer for Imprisoned Whistleblower Chelsea Manning: Ongoing Pattern of Abuse Led to Hunger Strike

truth-out.org — We speak with Chase Strangio, lawyer for imprisoned Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, about the hunger strike she launched Friday to protest her prison conditions. In a statement, Manning said she would only consume water and medication until she's provided "minimum standards of dignity, respect, and humanity."

DNA dragnet: In some cities, police go from stop-and-frisk to stop-and-spit

salon.com — This originally appeared on ProPublica. The five teenage boys were sitting in a parked car in a gated community in Melbourne, Fla., when a police officer pulled up behind them. Officer Justin Valutsky closed one of the rear doors, which had been ajar, and told them to stay in the car.
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Sep 20, 2016

RT @JuliaAngwin: This is a first, but this GIF really is the TL;DR for our Amazon investigation. https://t.co/NaKGRPZCKD

Sep 20, 2016

RT @JuliaAngwin: My latest investigation: Amazon’s algorithm substantially favors Amazon and the sellers it charges for services. https://t.co/83CM3Io7IP

Sep 18, 2016

Good headline. // After Blast, New Yorkers Are Feeling Around for Psychological Shrapnel  http://nyti.ms/2cR4jMD 

Sep 17, 2016

@Anna_Granfors Haha, amazing! Thanks for reaching out, and thanks for that memory.


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