Posted on Categories Uncategorized

PBC News & Comment: Surveillance Advocates Hype Fears in Bid to Extend Patriot Act

former House intel chair Mike Rogers stokes fear of Daesh terrorists in US, demands continuation of metadata collection despite ineffectiveness….

--and Mitch McConnell may introduce bill to extend Section 215 for 5 years unamended

--House is expected to pass amended cybersecurity bill that White House formerly opposed

--in latest case of abusive surveillance, judge throws out evidence that FBI obtained through false pretenses

--new British report exposes torture at black site in Djibouti—and that the black site is still used “for short term holds”

--Jason Leopold also covered parole hearing for Gitmo prisoner

--Washington Post reports Pentagon scramble to empty Guantanamo, hints that Shaker Aamer may go soon

--America’s top narc quits after string of DEA scandals

--Baltimore suspends 6 cops in case of black man who died of spinal injury in police van

--food workers at US Capitol go on strike for decent pay

--Saudis lied, continue air strikes in Yemen

--Europe wants to crack down on refugee flow, will it impose “no flee zone” on Libya?

--Taliban fighters ape Daesh with brutal beheadings

--Afghan leader Ghani inks new security deal with Iran

--study of 95,000 children rules out link between MMR vaccine and autism

--California senate committee approves mandatory vaccine bill