There's nothing preventing you from actually donating money directly to the EFF, eh.
Bonus, if you donate enough money (not really that much): you'll receive a big red sticker you can put on your laptop - just the perfect thing when you want to annoy TSA agents and get knowing nods from fans of Edward Snowden. I have three of 'em.
Stickers, that is. As for my 'nads', I have the usual number.
If the Denver Police has any sense of honour, duty, and service to the public, they would hire Mr. Talley as a consultant/trainer so he could give talks about his ordeal to both recruits and on-the-job police.
Anyone spending two minutes googling the question "In Canada, can you be compelled to testify against yourself?", would have found that, while you can't 'plead the fifth' and refuse to testify, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides that (confirms a long standing rule, actually) that there's a right to not be self-incriminated as the result of testimony you give, except when the prosecution is for perjury or for the giving of contradictory evidence, even when the testimony is from civil cases - effectively the same protection as the American Fifth.
https://www.bennettjones.com/Publications/Updates/Avoiding_Self-Incrimination_in_Canada "Sectio n 13 of the Charter states: “A witness who testifies in any proceedings has the right not to have any incriminating evidence so given used to incriminate that witness in any other proceedings, except in a prosecution for perjury or for the giving of contradictory evidence.” The Supreme Court has described this protection as a quid pro quo: a witness is compelled to give evidence, even if that evidence may incriminate him or her, on the condition that the evidence will not be used to establish his or her guilt. Of critical importance for U.S. counsel to recognize on their clients' behalf is that this bargain is different from that in the United States, where witnesses may rely on the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights and refuse to testify."
There is an exception for a prosecution for perjury or for the giving of contradictory evidence (even when the testimony is from civil cases).
Here's a better, more telling statistic: "...A county court in Riverside, Calif last year signed off on almost half as many wiretaps as the total of the next twenty-nine jurisdictions with the most wiretaps in the United States."
Heh. One of the few times I have purchased one of those Little Tree®s, I read the package instructions, as I'm wont to do. "Interesting," I thought to myself, "everyone I've seen with these is using them wrong".
So I cut a little hole in the plastic package and tossed it under the driver's seat. For weeks afterwards, a few people who came into the car asked me what I was doing because the interior smelled of flowers.
And, yeah, I've seen some cars with more than a dozen of them tied to the mirror. It's like advertising that you never clean the car.
As a former HS wrestler myself, I applaud Pat Tomasulo's refusal to be a 'team player' and to think for himself.
The CBC usually covers Canadian athletes plus the important/medal competitions even when no Canadians are involved. Right now I'm streaming Judo 90Kg men's repechage, Japan vs. China. I don't know if it's available outside of Canada - it's worth trying.
"... all that was known was that the hack originated from Russia.."
We don't really even know that much. Other security experts and veterans of trying to chase down who hacked a computer or network say it's damn near impossible to know for sure. Though the NSA probably has a pretty good idea and they're not talking.