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Drug task force that burned a toddler this week also killed an innocent pastor in 2009

Washington Post – by Radley Balko After Georgia’s Mountain Judicial Circuit Narcotics Criminal Investigation and Suppression Team burned a toddler with a flashbang grenade during a drug raid on Wednesday, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell told Access North Georgia: “The person I blame in this whole thing is the person selling the drugs,” Terrell said. “Wanis Thonetheva, that’s the

What Happens When the ‘Internet of Things’ Comes to ATM Skimmers

When Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers extols the virtues of the so-called Internet of Things, this clearly isn’t what he has in mind. Criminals engaged in skimming — stealing people’s payment card information by tampering with ATM PIN pads and gas station credit-card readers — are now exploiting wireless technology to pull off their schemes

Obamacare “Beneficiary:” I’ve Been Rejected by 96 Doctors So Far

 Guy Benson So writes Danielle Kimberly in Ebony, as she discovers for herself what conservatives meant when we repeatedly warned that obtaining health coverage is not the same thing as securing healthcare: “I’m sorry, we are no longer accepting that kind of insurance. I apologize for the confusion; Dr. [insert name] is only willing to

Six Things You Need to Know About ATMs and the Windows XP-ocalypse

 Microsoft’s deadline to end support for Windows XP is April 8, and while most PCs haven’t used the operating system in years, there’s a certain computer you interact with on a regular basis that probably still relies on it. The 12-year-old software powers more than 95 percent of the world’s cash machines, Robert Johnston, a

There’s a Spot in Hell Reserved for Bank Overdraft Fees

 Here’s one positive thing about bank fees: They unite almost everyone, at least in shared hatred. Few fees have a more unifying effect than overdraft fees — charges banks levy when adequate funds aren’t available. U.S. banks are fighting regulators’ proposals to collect more data on overdraft fees, Bloomberg’s Carter Dougherty reports. Overdraft fees totaled