Liberty Beat 3 5 2013
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John Bush here with your Liberty Beat for March 5th, 2013.
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Nearly 430 days after his arrest while filming the police abuse a woman at a DWI stop, Antonio Buehler is finally receiving a grand jury hearing. Today from 8AM to 2PM activists and supporters will gather at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center (509 W. 11th St.) to rally behind Antonio as a grand jury decides whether or not there is sufficient evidence to indict Antonio on felony charges of harassment of a public official. On New Years night 2011, Antonio was accused of spitting in Officer Patrick Orborski’s face during a DWI stop. Witness video would later reveal buehler had done no spitting and Officer Patrick Orborski had actually made the whole thing up. Since the arrest Buehler has spearheaded the Launch of the direct acton group, the Peaceful Streets Project which has since spawned several local chapters throughout the country.
Supporters are asked to join the rally any time from 8AM to 2PM. The Liberty Beat will keep you up to date as the story unfolds.
Declaring “the guilty must pay,” Anonymous has released 4.6 gigabytes of data detailing the personal information of Wall Street CEOs and other high level Wall Street executives.
Links to the data began appearing via Twitter on March 2.
The leak is associated with Operation Wall Street, a new protest launched by Anonymous hacktivists against the US government, Wall Street and the financial services industry. The operation seeks justice for those “who have lost their homes and had their lives destroyed” by “the crimes of Goldman Sachs and other firms.”
Last week Anonymous hacktivists released 14 gigabytes of information implicating Bank of America and others in a massive spying operation. Hacktivists claim the data dump reveals that Bank of America hired at least one web intelligence firm to spy on hackers, social activists and numerous other private citizens.
U.S. Navy frigates will stop patrolling for drug runners by April because of forced sequestration budget cuts, a Navy spokesman told USNI News on Monday.
On Saturday, U.S. 4th Fleet was informed by Navy leadership it would suspend deployments of two ships—part of the Joint Interagency Task Force South’s Operation Martillo—by April because of the 1 March sequestration cuts, said the 4th Fleet’s Cmdr. Cory Barker.
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Barack Obama’s threats to use military force to prevent Iran securing a nuclear weapon are more than idle bluffs, vice-president Joe Biden told the biggest pro-Israeli lobbying group Aipac on Monday.
Biden said that while the US preferred a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran, a military option remained on the table.
“The president of the United States cannot, and does not, bluff. President Barack Obama is not bluffing,” Biden told the audience in Washington.
Israel is seeking assurances of support from the US, should it decide to launch air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Sandusky police Chief Jim Lang said his department has been receiving (click here) emails from people angry about last week’s fatal shooting of a dog on Washington Court.
Officer Brad Wilson shot the dog after responding to a complaint about a dog running loose in the area. Police said the dog chased after the mailman and two residents (read here). The incident was recorded by a camera in Wilson’s police cruiser (view here).
The dog’s owner, Donna Hansen, has launched a grassroots movement to protest the shooting. Hansen appeared in Sandusky Municipal Court Wednesday, where she pleaded not guilty to citations for dog at large and unlicensed dog. Afterward, she appeared on Between the Lines Live, the Register’s online news program (view here).
Supporters can search “justice for lucy” on facebook to support the effort.
The Pentagon’s blue-sky researchers are funding a project that uses crowdsourcing to improve how machines analyze our speech. Even more radical: Darpa wants to make systems so accurate, you’ll be able to easily record, transcribe and recall all the conversations you ever have.
Analyzing speech and improving speech-to-text machines has been a hobby horse for Darpa in recent years. But this takes it a step further, in exploring the ways crowdsourcing can make it possible for our speech to be recorded and stored forever.
University of Texas computer scientist Matt Lease has studied crowdsourcing for years, including for an earlier Darpa project called Effective Affordable Reusable Speech-to-text, or EARS, which sought to boost the accuracy of automated transcription machines. His work has also attracted enough attention for Darpa to award him a $300,000 award over two years to study the new project, called “Blending Crowdsourcing with Automation for Fast, Cheap, and Accurate Analysis of Spontaneous Speech.”