Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "Amazon Ring's surveillance doorbell partnerships with police are spreading like a virus. There are already more than 500 of them across the country. We can fight them at the local level, but at this scale we need Congress to intervene. Amazon is refusing to be transparent about its own policies and relationships with law enforcement. That's why more than 10,000 people have already called on Congress to investigate and demand answers about the impact these partnerships have on our privacy and civil liberties. If you're concerned, you can add your voice here."
Two women in Tennessee were reported to police after one offered a fake $1 million bill to pay for items at the Dollar General in Maryville, Tenn. [she told] the cop that she received the $1 million bill "in the mail from a church," but was unable to provide additional information about the purported house… READ THE REST
Geophysicist Jeffrey Sabol was charged by the feds on eight counts over his role in the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol hill. His charges are more serious that most—he's accused of turning up equipped for a fight, carrying restraints, and with beating one police officer with another officer's stolen baton. But Sabol's case is more… READ THE REST
CNN reports that one of the defendants charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has flipped on their Proud Boy friends and decided to help prosecutors take on the violent street gang's leadership. Yet the cases are still in early stages. None of the defendants have pleaded guilty yet, and prosecutors have struggled at times… READ THE REST
If you're looking for a demarcation point between people who have a kitchen and people who actually use their kitchen, a quality blender might be a solid way of telling the difference between the two. For those whose culinary abilities don't go far beyond microwave popcorn and frozen pizza, there's likely little reason to even devote… READ THE REST
We're all looking for home furnishings that come with extra gear. Of course, we want basic functionality or a certain decorative flair for that coffee table or piece of wall art or those window coverings that we bring into our home. But every once in a while, we run across a home furnishing item that… READ THE REST
While the last year has been preoccupied with COVID, let's not forget there were plenty of good reasons to be concerned about the air you were breathing before 2020. With springtime rolling back on the calendar, one of those reasons has returned with its usual seasonal vigor — allergies. Seasonal allergies affect up to 30… READ THE REST