Planting spies, paying people to post on social media, and pretending the news doesn’t exist: This is how China tries to distract people from human rights abuses

Kevin Frayer/Getty The Chinese Communist Party is keen to portray itself as a peaceful and scandal-free power. It refuses to acknowledge its human rights abuses, and discrimination against LGBT community and feminists. It’s not easy to do in the digital age, where nearly half of China’s citizens use the internet. These are four of the […]

Planting GMOs kills so many bugs that it helps non-GMO crops

(credit: St. Louis County, MN) One of the great purported boons of GMOs is that they allow farmers to use fewer pesticides, some of which are known to be harmful to humans or other species. Bt corn, cotton, and soybeans have been engineered to express insect-killing proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, and they have indeed been […]

Joe Biden is on a huge winning streak — and he’s planting the seeds for 2020 in the biggest election of the year

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar Joe Biden is on a winning streak, as candidates he’s backed have pulled off impressive — and sometimes long-shot — victories. He’s looking to extend that winning streak in Pittsburgh’s suburbs with his support of Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb. Some Lamb supporters want Biden to run for president. PITTSBURGH — […]

Caught on bodycam: Baltimore cop indicted for planting drugs

As crime-ridden Baltimore continues its mission to “rebuild community trust” in law enforcement, a police officer is indicted by a grand jury for allegedly planting drugs during an arrest, as seen on bodycam video. Pinheiro was charged on Tuesday with misconduct and fabricating evidence in connection with the body camera video after Baltimore City State’s […]

Trump’s campaign manager reportedly tried planting a mole at Facebook

Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon had designs to infiltrate Facebook’s hiring practices leading up to last year’s election, according to BuzzFeed News. The aim was to “flood the zone with candidates of all stripes who will report back to you/Milo [Yiannopolous]” about the job application process, emails from former congressional staffer Chris Gacek […]

34 criminal cases tossed after body cam footage shows cop planting drugs

Maryland prosecutors have tossed 34 criminal cases and are re-examining dozens more in the aftermath of recent revelations that a Baltimore police officer accidentally recorded himself planting drugs in a trash-strewn alley. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said that, in all, 123 cases are under review in the wake of a scandal in which one […]

Cop’s body cam films him planting drugs—he obviously didn’t know it was recording

In May, we published a story about how police body cams can be employed in the worst way—for planting evidence, or staging a crime scene. In what was among the first instances of its kind, we revealed that a Colorado cop had staged the body cam footage of the search of a vehicle in which […]

Police officer caught ‘planting drugs’ in body-cam footage (VIDEO)

Published time: 19 Jul, 2017 23:04 Baltimore police have launched an investigation after body-cam footage emerged allegedly showing an officer planting drugs. Released by the public defender’s office, the footage filmed in January shows the officer placing a bag in a can, which is lying in a lot filled with trash. Two fellow officers are […]