Tag Archives: #CALIFORNIA

California passed a law boosting police transparency on cellphone surveillance. Here’s why it’s not working – LA Times


The secrecy around the technology, which can ensnare the personal data of criminals and bystanders alike, spurred lawsuits and demands for public records to uncover who was using it and the extent of its capabilities. In California, a 2015 law requires law enforcement agencies to seek permission at public meetings to buy the devices, and post rules for their use online.
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http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-cell-phone-surveillance-transparency-law-20170827-htmlstory.html

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Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

Growers use fertilizers and pesticides long restricted or banned in the United States, including carbofuran and zinc phosphide. In previous years, it was commonly sold fertilizers and pesticides that were used illegally, law enforcement officials said. Exposure to the pesticides has sent at least five law enforcement officials and two suspects to hospitals with skin rashes, respiratory problems and other symptoms, court documents and state data show. Use of any chemicals in national forests is against federal law, as pesticides have killed sensitive species and fertilizers can cause algae blooms and bacteria problems in rivers and streams.

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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/toxic-waste-u-pot-farms-alarms-experts-100944016.html

Group to begin gathering signatures for latest ‘Calexit’ secession push | The Sacramento Bee

The people behind California’s latest effort to leave the United States are confident this time and are preparing to fan out across the Golden State to collect signatures for a 2018 ballot initiative. It would repeal a provision of the California Constitution stating that the state is “an inseparable part of the United States … up to and including agreement establishing California as a fully independent country,” the ballot language reads. “We feel like this current initiative is more feasible and will hold up more to scrutiny and legal challenges,” said Steve Gonzales, a member of the group California Freedom Coalition. A first attempt fizzled and was withdrawn.

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http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article164566542.html

California secession campaign can start gathering signatures | The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative. The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot. The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for the state.

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http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article163629198.html

North Korea’s new nukes are capable of destroying US naval base 6,000 miles away in CALIFORNIA, top missile expert warns

The missile is currently estimated to have a range of 4,000-5,000 miles – enough to reach Alaska or Hawaii, according to aerospace engineer John Schilling.

He said: “If the Hwasong-14 is put together the way we think it is, it can probably do a bit better than that when all the bugs are worked out.”

Speaking to 38 North – a monitoring project linked to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA – Schilling warned the rocket is “likely” to be able to deliver a half-tonne warhead to San Diego within two years.

Schilling added: “The North Koreans won’t be able to achieve this performance tomorrow, but they likely will eventually.”

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3992390/north-korea-nukes-nuclear-weapons-capable-destroying-us-naval-base-california/

Judge Rules California Must Release Papers Discussing Risk Of Cellphone Use

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — California could have to hand over some documents on cellphone use it tried to keep under wraps.

On Friday, a Superior Court judge ruled the state must release papers discussing the possible risks of long-term cellphone use. 

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Judge Rules California Must Release Papers Discussing Risk Of Cellphone Use

Calexit backers can begin collecting signatures to qualify for 2018 ballot


Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment seeking California’s secession from the U.S. can begin collecting voter signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot, the secretary of state’s office said Thursday.

The so-called Calexit movement emerged within days of the upset presidential victory of Republican Donald Trump, who lost California by nearly 4.3 million votes. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that nearly one in three Californians support the state leaving the U.S.

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http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article129047749.html

GRAND DRAGON OF CALI KKK TELLS TELEGRAPH “WE WANT HILLARY” 

Will Quigg, a grand dragon of the Klan’s California chapter and responsible for recruitment in the western United States, is less keen to give Mr Trump the dubious benefit of his support.

“We want Hillary Clinton to win,” Mr Quigg told The Telegraph. “She is telling everybody one thing, but she has a hidden agenda. She’s telling everybody what they want to hear so she can get elected, because she’s Bill Clinton’s wife, she’s close to the Bushes. [But] once she’s in the presidency, she’s going to come out and her true colours are going to show.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/12192975/The-KKK-leader-who-says-he-backs-Hillary-Clinton.html

Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war 

Nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom served multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay large enlistment bonuses — and slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse — after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California Guard at the height of the wars last decade.

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Source: Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war – LA Times