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Guess Which "Shithole" Has The World's Most Overcrowded Prison System Reader 02/03/2018 (Sat) 03:42:14 Id: aa63b3 [Preview] No. 6035 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, the U.S. has a prison population of 2.2 million, 481 inmates per 100,000 of the population.

The U.S. prison system has attracted headlines for overcrowding with 18 states reporting they were operating at over 100 percent capacity at the end of 2014. According to the World Prison Brief, the U.S. has an an occupancy level of 103.9 percent and only comes 113th worldwide when it comes to overcrowding in prisons.

However, as Statista's Niall McCarthy details, somebody who gets arrested and jailed in Haiti will have to endure far tougher conditions.

The Caribbean nation has the most overcrowded prisons of any country worldwide and its institutions are operating at 454 percent capacity. That has resulted in 80 to 100 men being crammed into a single cell at once, malnutrition and the spread of disease. Many of Haiti's inmates have not been convicted of a crime and the UN has condemned the situtation, saying inmates are subject to daily violations of their human rights.

The situation in the Philippines is similar and conditions in its prisons have deteriorated steadily since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs. That has seen the number of arrests skyrocket with thousands of people thrown into prison. That has seen occupancy rates stretched to 436 percent of capacity and Quezon City Jail is a good example. An ABC News report claims the facility was built to house 262 prisoners and it now hosts over 3,000.

El Salvador comes third for prison overcrowding with its institutions operating at 348.2 percent of their capacity.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-01/guess-which-shithole-has-worlds-most-overcrowded-prison-system


Reader 02/03/2018 (Sat) 18:29:49 Id: c7b9e9 [Preview] No.6050 del
bump
Ban



Senior Member of Clinton Foundation Arrested In China For Running Child Sex Ring In A Beijing Kindergarten Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 20:30:06 Id: 306e7e [Preview] No. 6021 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A Chinese kindergarten run by a senior member of the Clinton Foundation is under investigation after claims of child sex abuse and needle marks on children.

Parents say their children were stripped naked, given unknown “white pills” and “brown syrup” and sexually abused while in the care of the kindergarten in Beijing’s eastern suburb of Guanzhuang.

The kindergarten is run by RYB Education Institution, which is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange. One of the board members of this company, Joel Getz, also served as a Director of Development for the Clinton Foundation in New York, with a primary focus on Haiti.

Several parents found needle marks on her children’s bodies, Caixin media group, which initially reported the story, said on Thursday.

Medical examination of eight children confirmed that the injuries were indeed caused by needles, Guanzhuang police later said.

According to RT, apart from needles, children were given “white tablets and a brown syrup,” a group of parents who staged a protest outside the nursery, told Caixin, adding that they had no idea what these substances were. “Disobedient students were also forced to stand naked or were locked up in a dark room at the kindergarten,” one parent said.

One father claimed that “his child said had taken two white pills after lunch, and slept after eating the pills,” CCTV reported.

Chinese media reported saying that there were incidents when a naked adult male conducted “medical check-ups” on unclothed children. “If there is no explanation, I’m not sending my child here anymore. I will come over every day until they respond,” a father, named Li, told AP.

According to the South China Morning Post, the kindergarten where the scandal broke has tuition fees of about 5,000 yuan (US$750) a month, which is “about half of the average monthly salary in the city.”

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Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 20:33:59 Id: 26cc6f [Preview] No.6023 del
I wouldn't be surprised if the pedophile is Jewish..



Formula 1 Grid Girls Slam Feminists Who Put Them Out of Work Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 15:56:27 Id: 114c1c [Preview] No. 6007 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
BOYCOTT FORMULA 1, LETS MAKE THEM REGRET THIS ANTI-AMERICAN STANCE!

Late last month feminists celebrated a victory, after convincing Formula 1 racing to get rid of its gird girls. Now the women who lost their jobs are slamming the feminists for their unwanted interference.

At the end of January, Formula 1 announced that it had decided to end its use of the pretty models who interact with the crowd and carry the names of sponsors on their clothing. The grid girls will be gone commencing with the new season which starts at the end of March.

“While the practice of employing grid girls has been a staple of Formula 1 grands prix for decades, we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms,” said managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches.

“We don’t believe the practice is appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new, across the world,” Bratches added.

But now the women who have just lost their jobs are slamming the decision and the interference of the feminists who lobbied the sport to fire the girls.

According to Business Insider:

Rebecca Cooper, a five-time F1 grid girl, said on Twitter that it is “ridiculous that women who say they are ‘fighting for women’s rights’ are saying what others should and shouldn’t do, stopping us from doing a job we love and are proud to do. [It is] political correctness gone mad.”

Cooper also implied that grid girls have been misrepresented and put together a photograph collage to highlight that women who work in her trade are not “scantily clad furniture” and that the outfits are more modest.

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Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 18:44:11 Id: 26c3b6 [Preview] No.6016 del
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>boycott F1
>anti-american

What purpose would this serve? F1 has had a tiny US audience ever since the 2005 USGP controversy which led F1 to leave the US (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_United_States_Grand_Prix). F1 is a european entity that has absolutely no obligation to follow US norms and customs.

Might as well say the drivers and teams have to adhere to sharia law just because they race in a few sand nigger countries.

Honestly I think removing grid girls is bullshit for all the reasons women have stated and then some, but equally bullshit is calling for a boycott simply because their decision is somehow "anti-american", when "americans" are a very tiny minority of their overall fanbase.


Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 19:23:16 Id: 17d365 [Preview] No.6017 del
>>6016
Regardless its in insult to American values and should be an insult to any Western values, even if its a European organization. I refuse to support anti-Western values. Just another company to add on my long, ohhh so long, boycott 'list' (actually I wish I had a real boycott list because I have forgotten many of the brands that I have been boycotting over the years).



Amazon Patents GPS Wristbands to Track Their Slave Labor Workforce Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 15:52:21 Id: cae027 [Preview] No. 6006 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
Amazon has been granted patents for employee wristbands, which would track workers and tell them where to go.

The wristbands, which Amazon filed patents for in 2016, would be able to “pinpoint the location of warehouse employees and track their hand movements in real time,” while managers would be able to monitor their performance, according to the Verge.

“The proposed system includes ultrasonic devices placed around the warehouse, the wristbands themselves, and a management module that oversees everything,” they explained. “The wristbands also feature an ultrasonic unit that’s used to track where the worker is in relation to any particular inventory bin. If their hands are moving to the wrong item, the bracelet will buzz.”

Last year, an undercover investigation revealed the poor conditions of Amazon warehouse employees, who were reportedly worked to exhaustion and forced to reach “impossible” goals.

It was also discovered that Amazon delivery drivers were made to work more hours than legally allowed so they would meet “physically impossible” quotas, while in January, a report claimed 10 percent of Amazon’s employees in Ohio are on food stamps.

Last month, Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos became the richest man in history.

https://archive.fo/DAkjD
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/02/01/amazon-patents-wristbands-to-track-employee-movements/


Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 17:18:02 Id: 18c5ce [Preview] No.6010 del
Seriously people are so stupid, they keep throwing their money at that stupid kike..



Robert Mueller Postpones Michael Flynn's Sentencing As FISA Memo About To Be Released Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 16:50:18 Id: 612638 [Preview] No. 6009 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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Special Counsel Mueller is feeling the heat right now, as he just postponed the sentencing of Michael Flynn. He has come so far only to be faced with the truth, which may be revealed possibly tomorrow with the release of the FISA MEMO.

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Witch Hunt About To Be Blown Open: Trump Has Read Abusive FISA Memo, Will Sign Off On Release Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 17:45:06 Id: 46e15e [Preview] No. 5979 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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As Reuters adds, the White House was working on Thursday to clear the release of a secret Republican memo. As White House legal and national security experts reviewed the document, the Senate’s No. 3 Republican, John Thune, urged his House of Representatives colleagues to allow the Senate Intelligence Committee to review the document and to heed the FBI’s concerns before they made it public.

The administration official told Reuters earlier the memo was likely to be released on Thursday. The timing, however, remained in flux.

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Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 20:15:16 Id: 6e9d20 [Preview] No.5990 del
>>5987
>chuck the cuck at it again
wew


Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 00:18:27 Id: 47e9e6 [Preview] No.5999 del
>>5986
Well, sometimes releasing names in these types of inquiries IS a threat to national security, or personal security, or to the integrity of ongoing investigations.

So, yes.


Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 03:06:18 Id: 6a550c [Preview] No.6000 del
>>5999
The only thing they're trying to save is their own reputation, which is already in the gutter. This whole Russia collusion bullshit is an unwarranted "witch hunt" based on a fake dossier paid for by the DNC, based on political bias because "he wasn't supposed to win."

And I do believe this FISA memo will prove just that. And if it does then we have ourselves another Watergate committed by the previous administration and their holdovers in the FBI.


Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 13:44:41 Id: f40317 [Preview] No.6001 del
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>>6000
>The only thing they're trying to save is their own reputation, which is already in the gutter. This whole Russia collusion bullshit is an unwarranted "witch hunt" based on a fake dossier paid for by the DNC, based on political bias because "he wasn't supposed to win."

This. They didn't have to take the job. Some of them could've had some damned human integrity and not taken the job to do so. They didn't care about personal security about Trump or his family, so why should they get any better treatment? Live by the sword, die by the sword.


Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 16:07:03 Id: 8bb2ef [Preview] No.6008 del
If the heads of the FBI have chosen to deliberately abuse their authority and power for political gain then people have the right to know all about it. And whatever consequences come from such abusive actions is no one's fault but their own.

Perhaps reform needs to be carried out so they are not allowed to hold such political bias. I would argue we need to get rid of the FISA court system, and make the FBI get individual warrants through the public court system so that transparency can take place. This is how it was done before 9/11, and we need to go back to the regular judicial system to protect our 4th Amendment rights and due process of law.



Newsweek Publisher Caught Defrauding Gov Agency In Ad Revenue Scheme Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 14:02:24 Id: 5436cd [Preview] No. 6002 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
A scheme by the publisher of Newsweek and the International Business Times to buy fraudulent traffic in order to help secure a major ad contract from a US government agency has come to light in a new report released by independent ad fraud researchers.

According to the report, IBTimes.com won a major video and display advertising contract from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - a federal oversight agency created six years ago as the brainchild of Senator Elizabeth Warren. Social Puncher, a consulting firm that investigates online ad fraud, notes in its report that "ads purchased by the CFPB were displayed to an audience that includes a significant amount of "cheap junk traffic with a share of bots" - effectively defrauding the agency.

When it comes to IBT’s fraudulent traffic practices, Social Puncher’s findings align with reporting from BuzzFeed News on IBT India, and with separate data gathered by Pixalate, an ad fraud detection company, and DoubleVerify, a digital media measurement company. (Social Puncher and BuzzFeed News previously collaborated on ad fraud investigations, but worked separately in this case.)

Based on what it described as a detailed investigation, DoubleVerify this week classified IBT’s US, UK, India, and Singapore sites as “as having fraud or sophisticated invalid traffic,” according COO Matt McLaughlin. DoubleVerify is now blocking all ad impressions on these sites on behalf of customers.

In response to questions from BuzzFeed News, Newsweek Media Group, the parent company of IBT, acknowledged it purchases audiences from ad networks that sell pop-up and pop-under traffic. It said this traffic represents a “small percentage of traffic on our sites” and denied any fraudulent activity. -Buzzfeed

“We use third-party platforms to verify and filter this traffic to ensure it is of the highest quality. This verification process prevents poor-quality traffic being redirected to our sites and we consistently score highly on various third-party ad verification platforms,” the company said. It declined to name the third-party verification partners it works with.

The CFPB, now headed by Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney, told BuzzFeed News that the bureau is looking into the allegations.

“We take allegations of fraud very seriously. Acting Director Mulvaney is actively looking into the work done by GMMB, and these allegations [of ad fraud by IBTimes.com] will be investigated as part of that process,” the spokesperson said.

The CFPB has come under fire in recent months after it was discovered that the agency established a "secret slush fund" to funnel penalties collected from defendants to Democrat causes.

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Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 14:31:46 Id: 297032 [Preview] No.6003 del
Newsweek, TIME, ETC all newspapers are garbage as are all their employees, owners, boards and shareholders. Use them for kindling fish or wrapping but not for reading.


Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 14:37:59 Id: c6c5fc [Preview] No.6004 del
You don't buy newspapers these days.


Reader 02/02/2018 (Fri) 15:38:49 Id: 5436cd [Preview] No.6005 del
>>6003
I don't buy any of these magazines. But if I were to get my hands on them for free somehow I would use them to light my bonfires or use them for toilet paper.



17-year-old Dancer Left Paralyzed After Taking Toxin-laced Gardasil Vaccine $$$ Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 15:50:09 Id: 0c0717 [Preview] No. 5970 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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She was a healthy and vibrant high school athlete and dancer with a bright future ahead of her. But after getting vaccinated with Gardasil for human papillomavirus (HPV), as was required by her school as part of its “mandatory” vaccination program, young Nicole El-Safty’s life was forever changed.

According to reports, El-Safty suffered extreme side effects not long after being jabbed with Gardasil, which ultimately forced her to give up dancing altogether, as well as pretty much all the rest of her physical hobbies.

In the subsequent months after receiving the controversial vaccine, El-Safty says she became totally immobile because of it. At least two other young British girls around her age have also come out over the past year with similar accounts of what they say happened to them as a result of the Gardasil shot.

“I went from being completely fit and healthy in every way to totally motionless and unable to move,” El-Safty told the media. “It was one day when I spotted a headline on TV about the effects of the HPV virus that alarm bells rang.”

“I had all the symptoms, including heart problems, severe ulcers and paralysis. Then finding out that infertility was also likely. Whilst legally my G.P. [general practitioner] couldn’t confirm that my suspicions were right, many medics gave me the nod. A standard jab had disabled me for life.”

Gardasil may have injured or killed tens of thousands of people, data show

Not only was El-Safty left paralyzed by Gardasil, but she continues to suffer from extreme bouts of severe and debilitating pain. She went back and forth to the doctor trying to find answers, but was offered no insight. One doctor ended up diagnosing her with psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy joints and skin.

Dealing with this has made it impossible for El-Safty to do much of anything besides just rest in her bed most of the time. As the condition worsened, El-Safty saw the left side of her face drop “drastically,” and the pain spread down her left arm and back.

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Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 15:51:21 Id: 0c0717 [Preview] No.5972 del
>>5970
While her days had at one time been filled with up to 18 hours of dance practice, she suddenly found herself in 24-hour pain, as well as in a wheelchair. El-Safty has since developed severe gastrointestinal problems, hernias, mouth ulcers, and memory loss – all of which appeared after her initial diagnosis of arthritis.

El-Safty would later learn that many young teenagers, some of whom are boys, have suffered severe reactions to the Gardasil vaccine.

As angering as all of this was for her to discover, El-Safty has expressed a commitment to warning others about the dangers of Gardasil in order for them to avoid suffering a similar fate. El-Safty is very involved in her local community, and feels a calling to spread vaccine truth.

$$$ The official government position in despotic Western countries that have adopted it insists that Gardasil (and the other HPV vaccine Cervarix) are completely safe, and pose no threat to human health. But data compiled by the group SaneVax, Inc. tells a much different story, revealing more than 55,000 cases of HPV vaccine-induced illness. $$$

Regardless of what your position on vaccinations is, any rational person cannot deny that the ingredients in vaccines are toxic. In fact, almost every single ingredient in any immunization is toxic to the human body. Besides the vitamins and minerals, nobody in their right mind would drink a concoction with any one or combination of most of the vaccine ingredients. Most vaccinations are directly injected into our bodies, allowing the ingredients to directly enter the bloodstream, which rationally, seems like an even more dangerous approach.

Vaccine ingredients (adjuvants and preservatives) and substances used in the manufacturing process, including vaccine-production media that are present only in trace quantities, include: sucrose, fructose, dextrose, potassium phosphate, FD&C Yellow #6, aluminum lake dye, fetal bovine serum, sodium bicarbonate, monosodium glutamate, aluminum hydroxide, benzethonium chloride, lactose, aluminum potassium sulfate, peptone, bovine extract, formaldehyde, thimerosal, ammonium sulfate, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, bovine extract), calf serum, aluminum phosphate, aluminum hydroxphosphate sulfate, squalene and ethanol. Vaccinations also contain many inorganic minerals, vitamins, amino acids, salts, and sugars.

Much of the vaccine material will not leave the body without assistance, especially with a typical modern lifestyle and diet.

It is well known Big Pharma likes to poison peoples' immune systems with toxic vaccines to keep them sick so they can milk more money by pushing more drugs (modern snake oil) on their victims.

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Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 17:04:29 Id: f4d364 [Preview] No.5976 del
I refuse to see doctors who shill these vaccines, its that simple. Holistic doctors are an reliable alternative, unless you have a very serious health condition. Remember the media won't tell you this but Obamacare mandate HAS been repealed via Tax Reform. You don't need to join the tyrannical Obamacare system anymore. Just leave and stay away from it.

Otherwise there are other options, the main thing is maintaining a healthy diet (by staying away from fast foods, junk foods, excessive sugary foods and limiting dairy products), staying away from toxic-laced vaccines, distill or filter your tap water and exercise routinely. As long as you have a healthy immune system your body can fight off viruses and illness. Tobacco, drugs, excessive drinking, toxic vaccines, junk/fast food, laziness, and too much stress can all negatively impact your immune system. So keep it healthy and you can successfully avoid doctors for many, many years.


Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 18:26:50 Id: c7d204 [Preview] No.5984 del
>>5976
THIS.


Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 21:06:18 Id: c8b9b4 [Preview] No.5994 del
>>5976
>doctors "shilling"
It's more like "you lose your job if you don't promote big pharma".


Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 21:24:44 Id: c7d204 [Preview] No.5996 del
>>5994
Yah, thats true. I guess I can't blame the doctors if they are being threatened to push these vaccines. But on the other hand, it is the patients choice and not up to the doctor. The patient can refuse to take drugs, or to take vaccines, or even refuse whatever it is the doctor recommends. It is our body and our right to choose what we deem acceptable.

Big Pharma has tried to change this and has been lobbying to push medical tyranny (where doctors would have law enforcement style authority). And if that ever becomes a reality then I just won't rely on a doctor or the medical system at all unless I have a severe injury.

As far as parenting kids today, this would scare the crap out of me now days. Back then this was not such a big deal, vaccines were only given once or twice and far between visits. We didn't have 40 vaccines, we had about 4 or 5 up to the age of 18. And we rarely heard of deaths or severe injuries or even ADHD or all that crap. Many of these new autistic diseases just didn't exist back in the 60s when I was growing up. Everyone was normal. Thats what scares the shit out of me is that the poor future generations are being deliberately killed and crippled. Some would argue this is genocide.



Cucks' Super Bowl Soap Opera To Be Swarmed by Snowflake SJW Mobs & Military Police Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 14:36:57 Id: b6b6ed [Preview] No. 5967 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
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The FBI are preparing for a potential terrorist attack at this Sunday’s Super Bowl event, organized by members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

On Monday, the two domestic terrorist organizations dropped banners during the Super Bowl LII’s media event warning “#WeReadyWeComin.”

Thegatewaypundit.com reports: As the two large banners were dropped inside, hundreds of leftist protesters marched in the streets and blocked traffic surrounding the event at the Xcel Energy Center. Many of the demonstrators have formed an Antifa-aligned group calling themselves the “Super Bowl Anti-Racist Anti-Corporate Coalition.”

According to their Facebook page, the group is planning to hold protests every day leading up to the main event. “Their plans will culminate on Sunday, February 4, with a 3pm rally at Peavey Park (Franklin & Chicago Ave), followed by a march to US Bank Stadium,” the page states.

“The banner drop and rally/march marks the first day of the week of protests surrounding SB52. The Super Bowl brings with it a SEAR-I designation, which has resulted in the Minnesota’s largest security operation in the history of the state,” the anarchist website Unicorn Riot reports.

The National Guard, multiple federal agencies, and law enforcement from across the nation have been in Minneapolis since the 26th in preparation for the sporting event.

https://archive.fo/2Z66D
http://yournewswire.com/fbi-antifa-super-bowl-terrorist-attack/


Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 14:58:21 Id: b6b6ed [Preview] No.5968 del
Always remember the communist subversives will use major institutions to brainwash you, condition you, censor you, control you, make you dependent. This is what they have been doing in the major churches, the schools, universities, social media platforms, the healthcare system and now sports events.

The time has come that Americans start waking up and realizing all these institutions have their own methods to dumb you down and control you, to chain you down, to make you dependent upon them. This is the exact opposite of what America was founded on which was family unity, hard but productive work, morals, ethics, independence and self-sufficiency. This is what the communist subversives want to destroy. Never forget that. I'm one of the only ones on an image board that I see who still talks about communist subversion and it worries me that younger generations have no clue what is going on and how they are being manipulated and controlled. McCarthy was right!


Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 18:26:28 Id: d3036f [Preview] No.5983 del
Moronic idiots.



Minnesota Supreme Court Rules iPhones Cannot Be Used As Testimony Under Trial Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 14:11:50 Id: 570e59 [Preview] No. 5964 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that fingerprint scanning locks commonly found on smartphones are not protected by the Fifth Amendment.

Using your fingerprint to unlock your phone will now be considered “exhibiting the body” instead of “producing documents,” excluding fingerprints from Fifth Amendment protection.

“Cellphone manufacturers introduced fingerprint readers in an [alledged] effort to 'protect' users from thieves or other unauthorized access. But it does nothing at all to prevent law enforcement from using their fingerprints to unlock seized devices,” explained Techdirt on Tuesday, adding that, “When it comes to the Fifth Amendment, you’re better off with a password or PIN securing your device, rather than your fingerprint.”

In their ruling, The Minnesota Supreme Court claimed “a fingerprint isn’t testimonial, even if it results in the production of evidence used against the defendant,” according to Techdirt.

“Although the Supreme Court’s distinction between the testimonial act of producing documents as evidence and the nontestimonial act of producing the body as evidence is helpful to our analysis, the act here—providing the police a fingerprint to unlock a cellphone—does not fit neatly into either category,” ruled the court. “Unlike the acts of standing in a lineup or providing a blood, voice, or handwriting sample, providing a fingerprint to unlock a cellphone both exhibits the body (the fingerprint) and produces documents (the contents of the cellphone). Providing a fingerprint gives the government access to the phone’s contents that it did not already have, and the act of unlocking the cellphone communicates some degree of possession, control, and authentication of the cellphone’s contents.”

“But producing a fingerprint to unlock a phone, unlike the act of producing documents, is a display of the physical characteristics of the body, not of the mind, to the police,” they continued. “Because we conclude that producing a fingerprint is more like exhibiting the body than producing documents, we hold that providing a fingerprint to unlock a cellphone is not a testimonial communication under the Fifth Amendment.”

https://archive.fo/BkZB5
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/31/minnesota-supreme-court-fingerprint-scanning-locks-arent-fifth-amendment-issue/


Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 14:18:24 Id: 570e59 [Preview] No.5965 del
Regardless that this is a good thing (police can't steal your iphone info and use it against you in a trail), I still find it hard to believe people actually use these things. They're expensive, unnecessary, completely unsecure and are built to collect vast amounts of data about consumers. Not only that but there are recent laws and court rulings in place that protect police from viewing you cell phone data if they pull you over.

I don't care what anyone says, I'm sticking with my cheap fliphone, no texts or apps or anything like that, just a bare basic cell phone designed for what the use was intended for.


Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 14:24:01 Id: 0fe678 [Preview] No.5966 del
saved


Reader 02/01/2018 (Thu) 18:26:10 Id: 4b70d9 [Preview] No.5982 del
>>5965
Yep.