Earlier this year, after a months-long undercover investigation, Pennsylvania state police agents served a warrant on the home of Arthur Goldman, an attorney, and his wife, Melissa Kurtzman.
The police, who had made undercover buys at the home before, easily found what they were looking for. And they found lots of it. In a raid that lasted twenty hours, police seized thousands of ounces of alleged contraband from the couple's home.
In addition to the seizure, police charged Mr. Goldman with a crime.
Google is going after the major movie studios with guns blazing after learning of a secret legal campaign against it.
Kent Walker, Google's general counsel, said in a blog post Thursday that he is "deeply concerned" about recent reports that the Motion Picture Association of America is leading a "secret, coordinated campaign" to revive the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act and block access to websites.
He noted that defending free expression is a founding principle of the MPAA. "Why, then, is it trying to secretly censor the Internet?" he asked.
A Saturday incident in which a gunmen killed a pair of NYPD officers in Brooklyn has sent the department, the nation’s largest into a flurry of panic and outrage, and has police union leaders turning up the rhetoric on anybody and everybody the police don’t like.
The biggest target appears to be Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ran for office on a platform of ending police racial profiling, and was critical of police in recent slayings. Police are now blaming him for the “anti-police” sentiment that led to the weekend shootings.
A divided government privacy board is urging President Obama to shut down the bulk collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency and to purge its existing inventory.
"Based on the information provided to the board, including classified briefings and documentation, we have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation," said the report from the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Banks with political connections were more likely to receive emergency loans from the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis, a study released Thursday by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University found. However, the study did not name specific banks that it concluded had benefited from pre-crisis Fed lobbying.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has signed a massive annual defence policy bill which grants $1 billion to Pakistan for the expenses made by its army in support of the US military operations in war-torn Afghanistan.