Mar 062013
 

On February 21, 2013, I conducted a brief, impromptu, interview with Monty E. Moss #5598 of the Seattle Police Department about security technology, policies, and procedures for the set of surveillance cameras the department recently began installing on Alki Beach in Seattle. Of particular interest are Moss’ belief that it is important to keep secret […]

Mar 052013
 

In no particular order, following are suggestions I’ve received from others about Seattle City Council Bill 117730, which would regulate the acquisition and use of certain surveillance equipment by municipal government.  I support all these.  (See also my initial thoughts on the bill.) Seattle Police Department have a history of poor management of video and […]

Mar 032013
 

On the agenda for the March 6, 2013, meeting of Seattle City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Technology Committee is discussion of Council Bill 117730, which would regulate the acquisition and use of certain surveillance equipment by municipal government. I received a draft Friday and took some notes while reviewing it. Following is that […]

Oct 142012
 

Private prison company CCA spends $1.2MM/yr lobbying to expand criminal laws in an effort to keep demand up: http://t.co/VyzYJz9U # Rubber-stamper hits the road: RT @dominicholden: Kathryn Olson, Head of the SPD's Discipline Office, Will Resign http://t.co/Z5M9sZ5A # RT @ethannadelmann: Good analysis of Libertarian Party Gary Johnson's likely impact on the presidential election. http://t.co/Xi16vW92 # […]

Oct 072012
 

Day 17 of federal detention for anarchist witch hunt grand jury resisters http://t.co/CFYflYtQ # The Grand Jury the press keep telling us is investigating May Day vandalism convened in March: https://t.co/wEdUO3jN # May I never visit NYC again: RT @normative: Nine terrifying facts about America’s biggest police force http://t.co/TialfxKr #NYPD # US law allows disclosure […]

Sep 302012
 

Status update on my federal civil suit Mocek v. City of Albuquerque et al: http://t.co/sHjsxAzs New FAQ: http://t.co/dL73xGlB # MT @ehasbrouck: State Dept admits impossible passport form illegal but still wants it approved: http://t.co/OuDWSiSn & http://t.co/R5egJPpy # WTF? RT @csoghoian: FTC halts use of PC spyware by rental companies. Spying by DOJ and other US […]

Sep 232012
 

Seattle @MayorMcGinn budgets to install pupblic survillance cams w gunfire-detecting microphones http://t.co/WrcAtDtf # More good stuff from IA: RT @EFF: Search and borrow 350,000 news broadcasts with the @internetarchive's newest service http://t.co/ce6mlMSl # RT @joshgerstein: BREAKING: Appeals court judge temporarily lifts lower judge's order blocking indefinite detention law http://t.co/RSe0jkip # I'm looking fwd to debates […]

Sep 162012
 

Cop sexually assaults woman, AZ judge slaps his wrist and tells victim she shouldn't have been at the bar http://t.co/dHafeGhl # Inslee 4 governor! RT @dominicholden: Jay Inslee Says Obama Should Ignore DEA and Butt Out of Vote on Pot Legalization http://t.co/s1bxsqA7 # MT @csoghoian: ACLU FOIA docs show some gov agencies working hard to […]

Sep 092012
 

More Occupy @ DNC than @ DNC: RT @will_potter: Looks like some protesters got out of their "free speech cages" at #DNC http://t.co/XTclHAUP # RNC and DNC paid Tampa and Charlotte $50K – 100K per demonstrator to prep for their police state rallies http://t.co/c8dHQK0U # Unlike Tampa's, Charlotte's rights-infringing "extraordinary events" ordinance won't sunset post-convention […]

Sep 022012
 

Where can I find a map of "school zones" (1000' radius from each school) in Seattle, or better, in all of Washington? # Really want a map of schools and medical cannabis dispensaries in WA. Seems @Socrata could provide some useful data viz re: DEA letters. # There's this, but it seems to be broken […]