A New York State statute designed to protect crime victims and witnesses was misused to arrest a protestor at a military base, according to an amicus brief. New York’s Order of Protection statute, also known as a “stay away” order, was applied beyond its intended use when the commander of a military base was granted such an “order of protection” against peace activists protesting a military drone program.
Photojournalist Wesley Bocxe was seriously injured when his apartment building in Mexico City collapsed during this week’s earthquake. He is hospitalized with multiple injuries and awaiting surgery but is expected to survive.
A Wyoming “Data Trespass” law has been ruled an attempt to suppress free speech by criminalizing the gathering of data on public land by anyone who inadvertently crossed unmarked private property to get there, even on a marked and designated public roadway.