The American Civil Liberties Union will try tomorrow to convince a Federal appellate court in San Francisco that DNA collection of innocent citizens is unConstitutional and an attack on personal liberty. The ACLU wants to get rid of California’s Proposition 69, a proposition which allows police to obtain DNA from every person arrested on felony charges.
Occupy Wall Street protestors took to New York City’s financial district Monday to mark the one year anniversary of the movement against corporate greed in the United States; according to reports, police outnumbered protestors.
According to research out of Yale, there’s a fat chance that public health campaigns will help overweight Americans. The messages could have the opposite effect. Researchers concluded that the campaigns may make members of the intended audience feel worse about themselves.
Recent studies have added to the knowledge about the many health benefits of green tea, noting that chemicals found in the drink can actually help regenerate brain cells. Now, researchers studying the same chemicals have found that they can also shrink cancerous tumors.
Prince George’s County in Maryland now has surveillance cameras that will watch surveillance cameras. The residents of Maryland are tired of speed cameras, so some people have been destroying them. The county hopes the new cameras will slow down the damage.
In a scathing rebuke of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, former House Speaker and failed Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich described the events in Benghazi, Libya, and other U.S. consulates throughout the Arab world last week as acts of war.
The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that the United States will definitely go into another round of quantitative easing, despite the economic failure of QE1 and QE2. This time, the central bank announced an open-ended timeframe for bond buying.
About 200 protesters gathered yesterday across from Philadelphia’s City Hall in anticipation of a State Supreme Court hearing on a new voter ID law. Justices began hearing arguments in an attempt to decide whether the law is Constitutional.
Under President Barack Obama’s watch, the U.S. economy continues to slide downward. The median income of Americans is now the lowest it has been since 1995. Median income fell 1.5 percent during 2011 to $50,054.
American Internet users will most likely soon be wholly governed in their online activities by the Department of Homeland Security due to an Executive Order that has reportedly already been drafted by the White House.