Posts tagged: Cops Behaving Badly

Feb 26 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 26 February 2017

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

News of the Bogus:

19:57 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/22/when-even-prosecutors-cant-be-informed-a

26:58 – Idiot Extraordinaire: U.S. Customs and Border Protection https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/22/border-agents-could-be-forced-to-get-a-warrant-before-searching-devices/

This Week’s Quote: “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” —H.L. Mencken

Feb 05 2017

Bogosity Podcast for 5 February 2017

Co-Host: Blake Pettys

News of the Bogus:

21:25 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Cockrell Hill Police Department https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170131/07340236595/police-say-no-evidence-value-was-lost-ransomware-attack-except-maybe-some-stuff-defense-lawyers-might-find-useful.shtml

27:35 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Nicholas Berthaume https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/02/01/federal-reserve-staffer-caught-mining-bitcoins-at-work-fined-5000/

This Week’s Quote: “Killing innocent people in retaliation for the sins of other people isn’t justice—it is terrorism. The terrorists were wrong to kill Americans to satisfy their grievances against American foreign policy. And to react to them by killing innocent foreigners would also be terrorism.” —Harry Browne

Dec 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 December 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

15:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Accomack County (Virginia) Public Schools http://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/virginia-schools-ban-to-kill-a-mockingbird-huckleberry-finn-for-racial-slurs/472065070

23:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The US Copyright Office https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161201/18084736170/every-website-needs-to-re-register-with-copyright-office-who-cant-build-functioning-system.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Take the addition, the changes, the copyright’s turn, take the changes to copyright’s scope, put it against the background of an extraordinarily concentrated structure of media, and you produce the fact that never in our history have fewer people controlled more of the evolution of our culture. Never.” —Lawrence Lessig

Sep 23 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 26 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Richest (nominated by Chris Hangartner) http://www.therichest.com/video/evil-people-who-should-be-banned-from-the-internet/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/09/17/people-are-justifiably-infuriated-with-how-jimmy-fallon-handled/

This Week’s Quote: “Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.” —Stanley Milgram

Sep 18 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 19 September 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

26:15 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Weirton, WV Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Protective League

36:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vermont Bern Victims https://morningconsult.com/2016/09/13/bernie-sanders-popular-ever/

This Week’s Quote: “There have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law.” —Edward Snowden

Sep 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:07 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Nebraska and Kansas police deputies https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160828/23232235375/court-to-cops-residing-state-where-marijuana-is-legal-does-not-automatically-make-motorist-suspicious.shtml

25:21 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Warner Bros https://torrentfreak.com/warner-bros-flags-website-piracy-portal-160904/

This Week’s Quote: “The police aren’t hired to protect you. They’re hired to keep an eye on you to see what you did that was wrong so that they can book you. That’s their function. They are not protectors. They are not hired to be protectors. They are hired to keep an eye on all of us as potential criminals. Now, do you think they’re going to make you safe? They weren’t hired to make you safe.” —Robert LeFevre

Jul 24 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 25 July 2016

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

(Apologies for the audio quality. There were issues with Ibrahim’s microphone that hopefully will be sorted out before his next appearance.)

News of the Bogus:

27:03 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Environmentalists http://www.smh.com.au/business/innovation/green-cars-in-spotlight-as-lithium-demand-causes-flamingo-flocks-to-shrink-20160710-gq2eef.html

33:33 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/17/politics/cleveland-police-baton-rouge-security-open-carry/

This Week’s Quote: “The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it’s good-bye to the Bill of Rights.” —H.L. Mencken

Jul 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 July 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

17:59 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama  http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/12/no-president-obama-its-not-easier-to-buy-a-glock-than-a-book/

27:39 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vladimir Putin https://meduza.io/en/news/2016/07/07/putin-gives-federal-security-agents-two-weeks-to-produce-encryption-keys-for-the-internet

This Week’s Quote: “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.” —Sun Tzu

Apr 24 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 25 April 2016

News of the Bogus:

11:46 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Congress http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/276286-on-obamacare-is-there-one-set-of-rules-for-congress-and

15:03 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Apple http://blog.trendmicro.com/urgent-call-action-uninstall-quicktime-windows-today/

This Week’s Quote: “Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor.” —Daniel Webster

Mar 13 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 14 March 2016

Co-Host: Jonathan Loesche

News of the Bogus:

21:35 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas http://reason.com/blog/2016/02/18/new-mexico-attorney-general-protests-bil

26:24 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Bernie Sanders and #BernVictims https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6IlGoeDIUQ

This Week’s Quote: “The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosives and fallout…suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own; for the children, and the children yet unborn.” —Rod Serling

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