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Federal Judge Rules California Can Force-Feed Protesting Prisoners

Don Thompson (writing for the Associated Press or for the Huffington Post, or for some weirdly incestuous amalgam of the two) writes:

U.S. military officials came under heavy criticism from human rights advocates when they snaked feeding tubes through the noses and into the stomachs of terror suspects who refused to eat.

California prison officials won a court order Monday saying they could force-feed dozens of inmates who have been on a hunger strike for six weeks over solitary confinement conditions.

We've already decided not to give a rat's ass about the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, so why continue giving a shit about the Eighth? We need to keep our prisoners strong, so they can manufacture things for the good of the Republic.

DEA Has Trouble Intercepting iMessage Communications

Check out this excerpt from a “DEA Intelligence Note”:

On February 21, 2013, the DEA San Jose Resident Office (SJRO) learned that text messages sent via iMessages® [sic] between Apple products (iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® [sic], and iMac®[1]) are not captured by pen register, trap and trace devices, or Title III interceptions. iMessages between two Apple devices are considered encrypted communication and cannot be intercepted, regardless of the cell phone service provider.

One’s imagination instantly leaps to images of thousands of petty criminals and drug dealers tossing their “burners” in the trash, and then queuing up at the Apple store for an iPod Touch. And then texting C|NET to thank them for the tip.


  1. Note the humorously clueless conflation of the entire Mac product line into simply “iMac.”  ↩