Oh, like having some oh, so conveniently arranged reporters with video cameras lined up for the "Perp-Walk." At that level it's all political with eyes on the prize whether it's the DoJ, FBI or higher.
It's been months since I've watched anything on a TV. There's nothing there that I have any interest in these days. Funny thing is that I've taken the TV and retasked it as the monitor for the laptop while docked.
... it's off the Internet. I really, really don't want to get caught in the cross-fire and that was even before ransomware became such a thing. This could seriously escalate with bad attribution although given the data we currently have, I'm very comfortable they have it correct.
That caught my attention as well. I don't think MuckRock keeps that level of detailed logs forever, although "they might." Unfortunately for corporation, you also have people wandering around the internet (or any network) with fabricated information provided to whatever site they may happen to be visiting. Indeed, some may consider it quite a challenge to see how well such fabrications can be achieved.
My Mom's an anthropologist, religion and folklore, and there's only seven stories that people tell. You know them all: Owings of age;trading places;tragedy,.... So to pretend that any story is original? Particulars only. It provides the skeleton on which good art is framed.
No, the blame lies with us. When we don't hold our elected officials accountable by throwing them out of office, we get behavior like this. Changing our system to something parliamentary ain't going fix it neither as all the current practitioners have the same problem or worse.
The crux of the problem can be found in the fact that most people, and a solid majority of all actual voters, think their current officials are at least tolerable if not good. It's all the bums in office that are the problem.
In case anyone hasn't noticed, the legal system is a classical asymmetrical market where the seller has most of the information and the buyer has little to none. The more informed the consumer, the better deal they get with the seller. Think car sales a pet peeve of mine, software. The best way to preserve the lawyers perch is to price the gathering of information beyond the reach the consumer whether it be reference books, court dockets, access to experts, whatever.
Also, if war is politics by other means, and frequently the law as politics by other means, than than asymmetry as practiced by our legal system could be considered the same in character as the asymmetries in warfare today. Also known as terrorism.
...when Microsoft established a facility in Canada there was some conjecture that they might redomicile some time there in the future. Might be that time is nigh, although I don't think it'll get them much as Canada is also part of the Five Eyes community.
Mike, you might want to look at the AUMF. Also note that a change was made to the rules around Posse Commitatus in the '70's as I recall. His(?) line of reasoning isn't totally far fetched even though it causes nausea in this career US Navy vet.
Oh and if anyone had given me such an order, they'd damned well better make sure there aren't any weapons or weapons systems accessible. My response to an unconstitutional order, well it wouldn't have been pretty.
Given the financial incentives (seizures) I'm not surprised that drugs cases tops the list, nor am I very surprised at the less than ideal conviction rate. How many of those people get their assets back? Worthy of a study certainly although don't look to me to conduct it.
I went and looked at Google's ad profile of me. Golly gee, it's set to present technology-related ads. They really don't need, and may prefer not reading our mail. Automagically sorting people into targeting bins more than gets them in the ball-park.