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- Falsified evidence could overturn 20k drug convictions in Mass.
Massachusetts may be facing the largest mass dismissal of criminal convictions in US history. Around 20,000 drug-related convictions are expected to be overturned. The cases all involve a former state chemist who falsified evidence.
Tuesday is the deadline for district attorneys in Massachusetts to tell the state’s Supreme Judicial Court which of the estimated 24,000 or so tainted cases could be ordered back to trial with evidence that was not handled by former state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan, who was found to have tampered with or falsified evidence related to thousands of drug cases.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts believes around 20,000 of those cases will be thrown out, an amount that would be unparalleled in the US. The ACLU, the Massachusetts public defender’s office and private attorneys have worked on the dismissals for more than four years since revelations of Dookhan’s actions.
“It’s great for the people who were convicted by this evidence because they can finally get out from underneath the crippling collateral consequences of a drug conviction,” said Matthew Segal, legal director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, the Boston Herald reported. “Hopefully this will help those people get housing and jobs and get on with their lives.”
The state’s high court told prosecutors in January that they would have until April 18 to report which of the mostly small-stakes drug cases could be re-tried and end in a guilty verdict with evidence that was never handled by Dookhan.
March For Science?
- March for Science: Protesters gather worldwide to support ‘evidence’
Crowds massed in the US capital and around the world Saturday to support science and evidence-based research — a protest partly fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump’s threats of budget cuts to agencies funding scientists’ work.At the main March for Science, demonstrators gathered at Washington’s National Mall to hear speakers laud science as the force moving humanity forward, and rail against policymakers they say are ignoring fact and research in areas including climate change.
- U.S. Bombs Weapons Depot Containing Chemical Weapons In Deir ez-Zor, Killing Hundreds; Silence From Western Media
Not even a week after the United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at the al-Sha’aryat airbase under the pretext of a response to an extremely questionable “chemical weapons attack,” the United States has caused its own chemical weapons incident in Syria with a recent airstrike.
According to the Syrian government, the United States on Wednesday struck an ISIS weapons depot in Deir ez-Zor that caused a large plume of yellow smoke, an indication of the presence of chemical weapons.
“The jets of the so-called US-led coalition launched a strike at about 17:30-17:50 [local time, 14:30-14:50 GMT] on a Daesh warehouse where many foreign fighters were present. First a white cloud and then a yellow one appeared at the site of the strike, which points at the presence of a large number of poisonous substances. A fire at the site continued until 22:30 [19:30 GMT],” the Syrian military stated to Russia’s Sputnik.
Syria’s General Staff has stated that the U.S. strike killed “hundreds of people, including civilians” and that hundreds of people were poisoned by the gas that was released as a result of the strike.
“This confirms that Daesh and al-Nusra terrorists possess chemical weapons and are capable of using, obtaining and transporting it,” said the Syrian government document.
The United States has categorically denied having bombed the weapons depot. “The Syrian claim is incorrect and likely intentional misinformation,” Colonel Dorrian told Reuters.
This strike comes as the United States continues its campaign against the Syrian government both in the halls of the United Nations and the screens of Western audiences, justifying their own aggressive actions such as the recent launch of Tomahawk missiles and a series of escalations involving U.S. troop movement inside Syria itself.
- Thousands Sue Merck for Shingles Vaccine “Causing What It’s Supposed to Prevent”
Attorney Troy Bouk was recently interviewed by Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins to discuss the shingles vaccine Zostavax, the issues related to its effectiveness and the problems that are associated with the product, including the fact that the drugmaker’s vaccine seems to cause the very affliction that it seeks to prevent — and, according to a massive lawsuit, thousands of victims agree.
While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who contribute to the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, the drug makers have an incentive for you not to see this information which means it will not be reported on in the mainstream media as their advertising dollars are tied directly to these companies. So, we find that it is our duty to spread this information and with your help sharing it, we can have a massive effect.
In the interview with Cousins, Bouk explained that Zostavax is made with a live strain of the shingles virus and described the complications that are associated with shingles. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chicken pox. The varicella-zoster virus lies dormant in people who have had chicken pox, but sometimes the virus reawakens and produces shingles.
The virus often manifests as a painful rash, and can also lead to encephalitis, vision loss and postherpetic neuralgia. Bouk said that the virus sometimes “tends to get into your central nervous system, and then, once in there, it wreaks some havoc by usually causing swelling which ends up with these other medical problems. That’s the situation with the vaccine itself, is that Merck hasn’t warned anyone about those indications.”
Future Self-aware Robotic Silence
- WikiLeaks releases CIA manual on how to turn a Samsung TV into a secret microphone as the US prepares to charge Assange
The latest releases by WikiLeaks appear to include descriptions of CIA-developed malware that could turn Samsung TVs into recording devices.
Details about the British-made ‘Extending’ and the CIA’s ‘Weeping Angel,’ both recently stolen from the CIA, were released by WikiLeaks on Friday.
The documents outline programs that can make certain Samsung TVs into recording devices via a USB drive placed in the televisions, The Hill reported.
The audio channels from the TVs would be rerouted from its microphone to the CIA.
Depending on the veracity of the documents, the initiative might have been developed jointly by Britain’s MI5, which first developed the software, and the CIA.
- Wikileaks Reveals Hive: The CIA’s Top Secret Virus Control System
Early Friday morning, Wikileaks released its fifth batch of Vault 7 documents exposing the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking techniques. The latest release, titled “Hive,” exposes the agency’s multi-platform malware suite that allows the CIA to monitor targets via malware as well as the ability to realize specific tasks on compromised machines.
Hive is said to provide customizable implants for a variety of operating systems for distinct types of devices, not just computers, tablets, and phones. Among the platforms vulnerable to Hive include Linux, Windows, Solaris, MikroTik (used in Internet routers), and AVTech Network Video Recorders (often used in CCTV recording). First released in 2010, Hive is essentially an “implant” that functions as both a beacon and shell, allowing CIA hackers to gain a foothold in devices that allow them to deploy any number of other tools, such as those detailed in previous releases.
Wikileaks has described Hive’s function as a “back-end infrastructure malware” that uses public HTTPS interfaces which provide “unsuspicious-looking cover domains” to hide its presence on infected devices. Each of those domains is linked to an IP address at a commercial Virtual Private Server (VPS) provider, which forwards all incoming traffic to what is termed a “Blot” server. All re-directed traffic is then examined by CIA hackers to see if it contains a valid beacon. If it does, then a tool handler – called Honeycomb in the released documents – and the CIA then begins initiating other actions on the target computer. The released user guide shows that Hive allows for the uploading and deleting of files as well as the execution of applications on the device.
Unlike some other Vault 7 tools which can persist indefinitely on targeted devices, Hive comes with a “self-delete” function that allows the malware to destroy itself if it receives no signal from the CIA for a set amount of time. The self-deletion leaves only a log and configuration file, containing only a time-stamp behind. Apparently this feature posed difficulties to CIA developers as the self-deletion can “be problematic due to the inability to accurately assess the reliability of the host’s system clock,” according to the Hive Developers Guide.
- The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General Motors, and it showed the rising power of artificial intelligence. The car didn’t follow a single instruction provided by an engineer or programmer. Instead, it relied entirely on an algorithm that had taught itself to drive by watching a human do it.
Getting a car to drive this way was an impressive feat. But it’s also a bit unsettling, since it isn’t completely clear how the car makes its decisions. Information from the vehicle’s sensors goes straight into a huge network of artificial neurons that process the data and then deliver the commands required to operate the steering wheel, the brakes, and other systems. The result seems to match the responses you’d expect from a human driver. But what if one day it did something unexpected—crashed into a tree, or sat at a green light? As things stand now, it might be difficult to find out why. The system is so complicated that even the engineers who designed it may struggle to isolate the reason for any single action. And you can’t ask it: there is no obvious way to design such a system so that it could always explain why it did what it did.
TSA Kennel of Hell
- ‘Treated like dogs’: Mom slams ‘power tripping TSA’ over pat down
A US mother says her family were “treated like dogs” and “deliberately” kept from their flight by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport security, who carried out a pat down screening on her child. Jennifer Williamson’s angry Facebook post said her family had “been through hell” after her son Aaron – who suffers from a neurological disorder – was pulled aside by agents from the Transportation Security Administration and subjected to a security screening.
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Williamson said TSA agents delayed the boy for over an hour, thus missing their flight and being re-routed.
“We have been through hell this morning. They detained Aaron for well over an hour at DFW,” she posted. “We were treated like dogs because I requested they attempt to screen him in other ways per TSA rules. He has SPD and I didn’t want my child given a pat down like this.”
“Let me make something else crystal clear. He set off NO alarms. He physically did not alarm at all during screening, he passed through the detector just fine… I am livid.”.
- Operation Gotham Shield: U.S. Gov’t To “Simulate Nuke Blast Over Manhattan”
Something has aroused the interests of the American people… perhaps one too many coincidentally ‘useful’ event means government facilitators have jumped the shark? (via Google Trends)
Which is perhaps why, after discovering Project Gotham Shield, SHTFplan.com’s Mac Slavo warns, a false flag watch is now active.
A general alert is out for something major in the near or immediate future. Hopefully, it is just another false alarm, instead of another false flag. Either way, danger is at hand.
Given all that is going on in the world, it is downright eerie to discover that the federal government is once again staging mock disasters that draw disturbing parallels with current world events.
In just a few days, during April 24-26th, Operation Gotham Shield will commence.
It is a tabletop, joint agency exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies. WMD, chemical and biological units will all be on hand as a response is tested for a “simulated” nuclear detonation over the United States’ foremost urban center, in the iconic and densely populated island of Manhattan and nearby shores of New Jersey.
- The New DHS Secretary Just Tried to Scare the Hell out of Americans
As an agency that responds only to the executive branch of the government, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is tasked with the stated chore of looking after the country’s public security. This involves several fronts, placing the department in charge of anti-terrorism programs, border security, cybersecurity, immigration, and others. And as a government body, its sole goal — whether the agency clearly states it or not — is to remain relevant (after all, if governments had to compete in the open market, they would never survive).
Under President Donald Trump, DHS Secretary John Kelly holds his agency’s most important position as the leader of a multi-layered organization that thrives in an environment of constant conflict. And on Tuesday, speaking at George Washington University, he laid out what The Hillcalled a “dark vision” of the global threats facing America.
“Make no mistake,” the retired U.S. Marine Corps general said, echoing former President Barack Obama. “We are a nation under attack.”
During Kelly’s first major public speech since becoming head of DHS, he told attendees at George Washington University that America is “under attack from people who hate us, hate our freedoms, hate our laws, hate our values, hate the way we simply live our lives. And we are under attack every single day,” he firmly stated. “The threats are relentless.”
Farmers Know Best
- Farmers In India Use Coca-Cola And Pepsi As A Cheaper Alternative To Pesticides
The Center for Science and Environment (CSE), which is one of India’s leading voluntary agencies, claims that the soft drinks produced in India, including those with the brand names Pepsi and Coca-Cola, contain extremely high levels of pesticide residues, and due to this, farmers use them to fight pests as they are cheaper than the conventional pesticides.
To Every Tom, Dick & Harry
- How Vault 7 Tools Used by Private Contractors Build MSM News
So, let’s begin at the end. The fastest way to get things done on a geopolitical level has become hiring the private Intel and policy-making professionals and letting them loose as experts to the mainstream media.
In part 1 of this article, I detailed the rise of privatized Intel. Their history clearly shows that it wouldn’t have been possible without a helping hand from Congressional members that found out they could get their hands on top secret Intel if, and only if, they got it before it was labeled classified.
Although the impact on policy is the subject of another article, both lobbyists, and Congress found they could build or destroy any administration’s foreign policy by hiring the right Intel providers from the private sector Intel community.
Lobbyists found out they could run their own foreign policy to a degree by hiring some members of the Intel community that were in the policy-making business. Using the same people, members of Congress figured out the same method to run around the State Department and get the Executive branch to react to their fabricated/paid for by lobbyists Intel.
They provide their employers the facts they were paid to find. They provide their employers’ story to the media by stretching the connecting dots or fabrication. It’s become a huge ($Billions) cottage industry and these experts won’t be challenged.
As I detailed in part 1, they all started out by emailing someone they knew about something they found on the internet. As they became a little more adept at Google search techniques, they found obscure facts that they sold as Intel. They emailed their Congressman and the press about their facts.
They gathered “letters of recommendation” from anyone that would listen to them, everywhere they went. As the doors opened they found they could make tons of money connecting the dots to whatever it was their clients hated and wanted to be changed.
When the Iraq war rolled around, some of them were part of the President’s daily briefing. We couldn’t have had the Iraq war without them. Mainstream media was inundated with material from these sources that were employed by lobbyists to get the USA to go to war.
Here we go again, same story, their story.
The Senate Intelligence Committee hearings on Russia and the 2016 elections couldn’t have come at a better time for me. A quick look at the experts testifying shows they can be traced back to an out of work web-designer, a pornographer suffering from toxic black-mold induced delusions, a gift shop employee, a stay at home dad whose last job was selling underwear, and a man that heard coded intel messages in fax transmission beeps. Unfortunately, this still isn’t a joke. These are the Intel experts that provide most of the Intel available in media today.
Your Problem With This Is?
- Judge Navarro Says Defendants Have Only 3 Rights
Todd Engel, of Boundary County, Idaho, is among those fighting for his life in a Federal Courtroom in Nevada.
Engel has been representing himself, and do very well by all accounts, in the Bunkerville Standoff Trial being held in Las Vegas. He is well spoken, articulate, and personable. His arguments are well thought out and relevant.
In describing the events on April 12, 2014, he told of how everyone thought it was over, and the cows were to be released. “It was festive. It was flags and cowboys,” said Engel in his opening statement. “It doesn’t get more down home than that.” But, they soon learned that it was not true. The FBI and The BLM were still there, threatening all the protesters.
Engel had decided to represent himself after his attorney, John George, showed less-than-professional representation. There are reports of this attorney actually falling asleep during court and walking out in the middle of proceedings.
During this week’s court proceedings, Engel cross examined an FBI agent. The prosecution objected to Engel’s questions over 50 times, yet, Todd did not allow himself to get flustered. Towards the end of his questioning, Engel asked, “Is it true that [Special Agent In Charge] Dan Love is under criminal investigation?”
The prosecution blew a gasket. All four prosecutors stood up yelling objections. They claim that Engel violated rules that prohibit the defense from discussing the criminal investigation of Love. All of this was stated in front of the jury.
Judge Gloria Navarro not only sustained their objections, but she took it a step further. Navarro told Engel that he had lost his privilege to self-representation and must now allow his standby attorney to handle all court business. Engel was no longer allowed to talk in her courtroom.
If this wasn’t bad enough, Navarro went even further on Thursday.
At the end of the day, Engel stood to make a plea to Judge Navarro. Contrite and soft spoken, he begged to be allowed to defend himself in this trial.
Attorney George was less than impressive throughout the day, spending only a few minutes on cross examination of witnesses. Engel states that George did not comply with any of his requests, and is not representing him well.
Judge Navarro berated Engel and said that he cannot tell his attorney how to defend him. “It is up to him. It is his discretion.”
Not only did Navarro deny his request, she laid out the only rights that she would allow him to have.
Navarro told Engel that she would decide if he would be given the privilege of delivering his own closing arguments, and that would be based on her interpretation of his behavior and attitude through the rest of the trial.
Then, she went on to tell him that, “You, as a defendant, have only THREE rights.”
:She said that he had the right to:
- Plead Guilty
- Testify on his own behalf
- Appeal his conviction
That’s it. Three rights is all he is allowed, by Navarro’s royal decree.
- Criminal Defendants’ Rights
Criminal defendants have several constitutional rights. Perhaps the most essential protection is the requirement that the prosecution prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. But defendants have other rights, too, including the rights to:
- remain silent
- confront witnesses
- have a public trial
- have a jury trial
- have a speedy trial
- be represented by an attorney
- receive adequate representation
- not be tried twice for the same offense (“double jeopardy“).
Here we explore some of the other hallmarks of basic criminal procedure. (For more, see What does the Bill of Rights do?)
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