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Records show D.C. Police used an LRAD sound cannon to "direct crowd flow" during the Women's March

Records show D.C. Police used an LRAD sound cannon to “direct crowd flow” during the Women’s March

Records released last week show D.C. Metropolitan Police Department employed a Long Range Acoustic Device during the Women’s March to “direct the crowd flow.” This is the latest evidence of an worrying trend in which police departments are increasingly using the incredibly powerful LRAD to deal with non-violent protests at the risk of causing permanent hearing loss.

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Unsealed records reveal Boston prosecutors feared retaliation from Anonymous over 2011 Twitter subpoena

Unsealed records reveal Boston prosecutors feared retaliation from Anonymous over 2011 Twitter subpoena

Documents unsealed this week illuminate why the district attorney in Boston subpoenaed Twitter for information about one of its users in 2011, and why prosecutors asked the court to keep the records secret. The lead prosecutor said his office feared Anonymous or other hacktivists might attack his office’s website if the case garnered too much publicity.

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Joint Terrorism Task Force shared intelligence on Aryan Nations, Anonymous … and Occupy Wall Street

Joint Terrorism Task Force shared intelligence on Aryan Nations, Anonymous … and Occupy Wall Street

Back in 2011, the FBI’s Memphis field office hosted an intelligence briefing for the local Joint Terrorism Task Force. Topics included the latest issue of Inspire magazine, “white powder” letters, and updates on the notorious domestic terror groups Aryan Nations, Anonymous, and Occupy Wall Street.

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MuckRock’s guide to protests and FOIA: The day after

MuckRock’s guide to protests and FOIA: The day after

In a democracy, the power of the people comes from the ability to hold their government accountable. We’re launching a project to provide a comprehensive list of FOIA resources that will help you to prepare, participate, and investigate protests. Today, we’ll be examining three pivotal protests of the past decade in America – Occupy Wall Street, Ferguson and NoDAPL.

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Bank of America intelligence analyst shared Occupy DC info with police

Bank of America intelligence analyst shared Occupy DC info with police

Emails released by Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department about the Occupy Our Homes movement reveal frustration from one Bank of America intelligence analyst.

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