Well, at the very least Trump was better than Obama here. He is being all the bad he said he would be before getting in the chair instead of promising one thing and doing the opposite. The best we can accuse him is of being worse than he said he would be.
"Frankly, if any other group of individuals were acting the way APD has allegedly been acting, some of us in law enforcement might refer to them as a continuing criminal enterprise and/or engaged in the act of racketeering. I appreciate how bold a statement that is."
We've been saying that for years now. APD is only one of the examples.
"Now, it's not as though it was only upon President Trump's inauguration that journalists were suddenly being arrested while performing their jobs. It happened on several occasions under Barrack Obama, beacon of transparency and press access though he claimed to be. Instead, this is something of a continuation of an attack on a free and open press, buttressed by a President engaged in open warfare with any press outlets he doesn't find favorable. "
This is from the article. While the article does emphasize that Trump is taking an antagonistic stance towards any journalist that report even the slightest bad facts about him it's clear the critic goes further than Trump alone. So, please, leave your partisan bullshit out of it.
So it turns out Trump is not just bad but abysmally bad. And it's been 6 days since he moved into the White House. Fun times ahead people! If the US can survive Trump there will be a lot to clean up. If they survive.
Oh, the complex murder cases we solve - those which involve more than 1 victim - take an average of forever to be solved but fear not, the simple cases take only life plus 70 years (because why not?) so we are awesome law enforcement!
Ahem. Of course when trying to secure a conviction then even the most complex cases will be dealt with swiftly.
Well, considering I'd be arrested without recourse here this is refreshing even if the guy got arrested he was quickly released and will be able to get some cash on top of it. It's unlikely the PD will punish the offending officers for it but it would be the cherry on top of the cake.
Well, at the very least it seems somebody in the legislative is doing their jobs at the bare minimum. Though I'd like to see many other blockades due to conflicts of interest. But better little than nothing.
One has to wonder though if another person that's even worse than Pompeo will end up there.
"including some parts of the TPP that would actually be quite useful, including the sections on the free flow of information across borders, which is important to keeping the internet functioning globally, blocking the ability of authoritarian countries to demand localized servers (that can be used for surveillance or to cut off access to the global internet) and more"
Considering he means to effectively kill the Internet as we know today by gutting the FCC and killing net neutrality protections I don't think this would have any chance of surviving. As for the surveillance and cutting access the intelligence outfits in the US and copyright has those covered already. So.. Win?
Tell all that to those who had their lives ruined because of asset forfeiture or that got parted from their belongings by proactive cops without any charge. When something designed to combat criminals is screwing mostly innocent people then it's hard to defend that something.
That. If you are gonna grant an early patent then at least give the patentee a deadline to present at least a working prototype of the thing and disallow enforcement of said patent during the 'building' time.