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Letter from the Editor: A Note on Stalking, Harassment and Bullying

It is very important to me that we keep this site a place where everyone feels welcome, and I think that the majority of our readers feel that way. Most of you do a great job in keeping things on-topic and challenging with a minimum of ad hominem attacks in the comments sections of our articles, and I think it’s fantastic. Heck, that’s one of the main reasons I like to wade in and chat: I know that even though we all may have very strong opinions on politics, Forteana, science and more, things usually stay pretty civil.

Unfortunately, with this being the internet, there’s bound to be the occasional problem: spammers, trolls and the seriously unhinged can and do make their way to the site. Most of them can be safely ignored or, in the worst case scenario, blocked. I hate doing the latter, but I’m occasionally forced to do so for the good of the community.… Read the rest

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Police Officer Admits He Plants Drugs on Strangers’ Cars to Test K9 Alerts

Via Information Liberation:

You may or may not remember last year’s “Breakfast in Collinsville” video recorded by two men who were illegally stopped and searched by a K9 officer on their way back from a Star Trek convention. (Link Here). Well, the story has just taken an interesting turn: During a five hour deposition conducted by one of the men’s lawyers, the officer involved admitted that he sometimes plants drugs on the vehicles of unsuspecting strangers to test his K9′s drug detection abilities. Not coincidentally, many of these same “strangers” are later targeted for traffic stops. Sounds legit, right? Watch below, and be sure to record your utter surprise and loss of faith in our legal system in the comments section below.

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