Friday November 1st, 2013
|LAX Shooter 'Wanted To Kill TSA And Pigs' Says Anonymous Police Source
posted 11/01/2013, 9:22 PM (InformationLiberation)|
From the Associated Press:
The FBI and Los Angeles Airport Police identified the gunman as Paul Ciancia, 23, of Pennsville, N.J. He had apparently been living in Los Angeles.From ABC News:
A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, said Ciancia was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag containing a handwritten note that said he wanted to kill TSA employees and "pigs." The official said the rant refers to how Ciancia believed his constitutional rights were being violated by TSA searches and that he's a "pissed-off patriot" upset at former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Ciancia had at least five full 30-round magazines on him, said the official, who was briefed at LAX on the investigation. The official said Ciancia was shot in the mouth and leg by two airport police officers.
An eyewitness, Leon Saryan, told ABC News Radio that a "fairly young" gunman with a rifle came down a corridor in Terminal 3 and shot perhaps 20 times.
A TSA officer holding Saryan's shoes was shot and wounded, he told ABC.
Saryan said the gunman asked him, "Are you TSA?"
"He saw me. He looked at me with a quizzical look and said, 'TSA?' And I just shook my head. So he moved on," Saryan said.
|The Virtue of Vigilantism
posted 11/01/2013, 1:45 PM (Logan Albright)|
Most of us are brought up believing that we live in a nation of laws, that certain objective rules govern society, and that enforcing those rules is the sole province of government and its agents. When we have a problem, we rely on the police and the courts to solve it, and whatever decisions they make are deemed final and binding. Horror stories about lynchings and mob justice instill an inherent fear of taking the law into our own hands. Leave it to the professionals, we are told. They will ta... (more)
|A Steroid-Using Arlington Cop Has Pleaded Guilty to Tipping Off His Dealer
posted 11/01/2013, 1:45 PM (Dallas Observer)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The big surprise that emerged from this summer's arrest of Arlington police officer Thomas Kantzos wasn't that he'd been using steroids, nor that he'd once had them delivered to his squad car, nor that he repeatedly tipped off his dealer as a local drug task force was preparing to move in. It was that the Arlington PD described in the criminal complaint bore as much resemblance to a Major League clubhouse circa 1998 than it did to an agency charged with policing illegal drugs, performance-enhanc... (more)
|UK Government Funds Anti-Piracy Outfit With Taxpayer Money
posted 11/01/2013, 1:45 PM (TorrentFreak)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board has awarded £250,000 to the London-based anti-piracy outfit MUSO. The company will use the public funding to develop one of their new anti-piracy tools, which it says will benefit rightsholders and the local tech industry. Interestingly, a quick look at MUSO’s clients shows that despite the public funding, the company’s most prominent customers are not based in the UK.
|New York Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes to 21
posted 11/01/2013, 1:45 PM (New York Times)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The legal age for buying tobacco, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos will rise to 21, from 18, under a bill adopted by the City Council and which Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has said he would sign. The new minimum age will take effect six months after signing.
[...]Besides raising the age to buy cigarettes, the Council also approved various other antismoking measures, such as increased penalties for retailers who evade tobacco taxes, a prohibition o... (more)
|Glenn Greenwald: On leaving the Guardian
posted 11/01/2013, 1:45 PM (Glenn Greenwald)|
As many of you know, I'm leaving the Guardian in order to work with Pierre Omidyar, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill and soon-to-be-identified others on building a new media organization. As I said when this news was reported a couple of weeks ago, leaving the Guardian was not an easy choice, but this was a dream opportunity that was impossible to decline.