Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 16, 2016) – A bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House would ban the warrantless use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed legislation would not only protect privacy in Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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South Carolina Senate Committee Passes Bill Taking on all Upcoming Federal Gun Control Measures

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 12, 2016) –  Yesterday, a South Carolina Senate committee passed a bill banning the enforcement of any future federal gun control measures. If signed into law, this would render them “nearly impossible to enforce,” but it faces an uphill battle to get a vote on the Senate floor.

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New Hampshire Asset Forfeiture Bill Unmasks Power of Police Lobby

CONCORD, N.H. (May 12, 2016) – Last week, a New Hampshire Senate committee passed a bill that represents an important first step to reform and restrict asset forfeiture, but bowed to law enforcement pressure and amended out sections that would have removed “policing for profit” incentives from state law. The move by the committee reveals the power and aggressiveness of the law enforcement lobby.

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