Open Data Projects Are Fueling the Fight Against Police Misconduct – by Alice Speri

This is the final section of Alice Speri’s article for The Intercept, focused on my Open Police Complaints project, re-posted from here: https://theintercept.com/2016/10/25/open-data-projects-are-fueling-the-fight-against-police-misconduct/ … A National Clearinghouse for Police Complaints So far, efforts to use open data to track officer Continue reading Open Data Projects Are Fueling the Fight Against Police Misconduct – by Alice Speri

Perspectives On Terrorism

“Govenment agents ‘directly involved’ inmost high-profile US terror plots” -London Guardian theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/government-agents-directly-involved-us-terror-plots-report “Of the more than 150 defendants [since 9/11], an FBI informant not only led one of every three terrorist plots, but also provided all the necessary weapons, money, Continue reading Perspectives On Terrorism

Open Source Strategies (thoughts)

Woman Finds Out Boyfriend of Six Years Is Undercover Cop Spying on Her and Her Friends – “I thought I knew him better than anyone.” I posted this link on Facebook with a longer comment than usual: Lands of the Continue reading Open Source Strategies (thoughts)

Oath Keeping Thoughts

A thoughtful response to a March 2010 Mother Jones article, “Oath Keepers and the Age of Treason,” which has re-circulated as Oath Keepers appear in Ferguson. Key Personal Perspective/Bias, and Background… I remember vividly when a big 2010 Southern Poverty Continue reading Oath Keeping Thoughts

June 25: David Tat Chow’s Full Circle Farm Burned Down After Illegal U.S. Bank Foreclosure And Sale

On June 24th, 2012 David Tat Chow and those of us renting rooms on Full Circle Farm attempted to collect the property we still had on the farm during the time schedule with Anthony Vasquez, but cancelled at the last Continue reading June 25: David Tat Chow’s Full Circle Farm Burned Down After Illegal U.S. Bank Foreclosure And Sale

Canna-Fractal 1: Legalize It! (Marijuana / Pot Leaf Fractal Animation)

NO ONE should be punished for what they put into their own bodies, absent harm to others. $1 TRILLION have been used over the last 40 years for the War On Drugs. In 2010, 4.6 million people still used marijuana Continue reading Canna-Fractal 1: Legalize It! (Marijuana / Pot Leaf Fractal Animation)

All In The Red March – Student Debt Bubble – Occupy National Gathering Day 2

Philadelphia, July 1, 2012, Day 2. The Gathering’s first major march, focused on the looming student debt bubble. While the police largely allowed us to temporarily take over various streets, they block us at the end of a bridge we Continue reading All In The Red March – Student Debt Bubble – Occupy National Gathering Day 2

First Police Interaction & Group Decision – Day 1 of the 2012 Occupy National Gathering

Philadelphia, June 30, 2012, Day 1. We have unexpected police interaction, forcing us to make a group decision on tactics to be used the first night. It was a bit of a bumpy start to the week, but we eventually Continue reading First Police Interaction & Group Decision – Day 1 of the 2012 Occupy National Gathering