This is why we must not elect the current 'strongman' vying for public office in the US. This sort of practice will become institutionalized, along with victim blaming and shaming*.
Lest anyone think I have a liberal agenda please keep in mind that I'm basing my decision this election on the things uttered by the screaming carrot deamon for the past year. I don't care for his opponent, but this dude will ruin the country I fought for.
*Notice also that Comey's FBI outed a minor victim just last week.
Evaporated when he finished his ill-reasoned piece with an emoji.
Here is a real statistic. My D-TiVo has been on the fritz for about a month. I've been using the Leaf 30mi OTA antenna (one time cost of $40 a year or two ago) and I receive plenty of free content. We already get Amazon TV as a result of our Prime membership. Add in the DVDs that I already own and Netflix for 0.33/day and I'm set.
There are only five digits and just a few ways a single hand can arrange those digits. This particular symbol was used for thousands of years. The term 'longhorn' refers to any number of lazy, dumb, mouth breathing varmints (much like the President and lawyers at the University of Texas). I think this is a perfect First Amendment test case. Someone put out the Popehat signal.
Is that the Republican's screwed themselves with the whole "the people should decide" Supreme Court appointment (despite the PEOPLE deciding TWICE who to put in the top job). Seems like TPP is just as important as a judge.
Wouldn't this be covered under a public records statute (stayed up late watching, not enough coffee in me to bother looking them up), or at the very least under a 'this is a taxpayer funded building so there isn't a copyright' thing?
OF COURSE TechDirt has an agenda. Many of them, actually. One of them being to document a continued campaign of misuse, untruth and outright lies by the people charged with enforcing the law. This officer swore an oath to obey the law and couldn't even be bothered to do that (so says the court, not me). The solution is simple, law enforcement must follow the law - even when it is inconvenient to do so or when they feel it impairs their ability to make an arrest (achieve some quota). And guess what, if he had followed the law he probably could have waited until the driver actually violated the law, and then Hey Presto, the drugs can be used as evidence.
Random example, the cop driving 65 in a 45 without 'blues & twos' yesterday morning. If he had to be somewhere in a hurry then turn on the lights, if not also the siren, because nobody expects freeway speeds on that road.
Lady, I clearly get the sense that you enjoy making up random titles (because you are entitled? ha ha) but founding a bogus organization to make yourself the president (and chief cook and bottle washer methinks) isn't the way to engage with either techs or lawmakers. Perhaps put some time in learning the topics and becoming a recognized expert in the field before purporting to speak for the community. Who knows, it might keep you from looking so stupid... twice.
Look at the timestamps. Regular users of TechDirt know very well that the interface makes it super easy to accidentally post multiple time, especially if you aren't that familiar with the 'novel' way the user is notified of the post.
Of course, you could also make the argument that the FBI should be devoting investigative resources in to people identified as risks (like the Orlando guy) instead of Creating and Orchestrating these trumped-up charges against people that barely seem to be capable of operating as autonomous humans.