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Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful death of Martin Luther King. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King Center fully documents the case, with full trial transcript.

Not only can the FBI activate cameras on civilian computers, but the agency has been doing so for several years. That’s according to Marcus Thomas, a former assistant director with the bureau, who spoke to the Washington Post about the controversial computer hacking technique used by law enforcement in the United States.

Jerry Koch, known in Occupy Wall Street circles for being "the go-to person for help contacting lawyers, raising bail, and organizing supporters to be there when someone had a hearing or was released," is being held in contempt of court for up to 18 months for refusing to testify before a grand jury in what many believe is an effort by the FBI to intimidate other anarchists, and anyone else engaged in political dissent. His crime? He is believed to have been at a bar where a conversation between other people took place and information about a 2008 explosive device outside an army recruitment station in Times Square was discussed. The message to other dissidents? If you are thought to be anywhere even near the wrong kind of conversation, you could be suspect.

In August, Lavabit became the first technology firm to shut down rather than disclose information to the U.S. government. Lavabit owner Ladar Levison closed his encrypted email company after refusing to comply with a government effort to tap his customers' information. It is now been confirmed the FBI was targeting National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who used Lavabit's services. But Levison says that instead of just targeting Snowden, the government effectively wanted access to the accounts of 400,000 other Lavabit customers.

Every 90 days for the past seven years, the government has acquired the full billing records of every American’s daily telephone calls. Though the use of of secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders, the FBI has forced telecommunications companies to hand over records revealing such details as who individuals call, the length of those phone calls, and the locations of the callers. As the ACLU explains in a new report titled, “Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority,” these secretive, unconstitutional, and ineffective invasions of privacy have become a mainstay in the post-9/11 domestic surveillance enterprise.

An FBI Most Wanted character (played rather dryly by the great James Spader) turns himself in to FBI HQ, wherein he is immediately detained at an apparently secret FBI "blacksite" that they refer to as "The Post Office" in what appears to be a Hypercube cell, strapped to what must be the most ergonomic restraint seat known to man they probably call "The Comfy Chair" one presumes. The FBI then implants an "alpha chip RFID" tracking tag in his shoulder, subcutaneously, then they beat, stab, threaten to kill, and then shoot suspects dead for pulling out heart medication.

The FBI is instructing local police departments and "communities against terrorism" to consider anyone who harbors "conspiracy theories" about 9/11 to be a potential terrorist, in a circular released to local police departments.

A recent FOIA request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for "manuals, documents or other written guidance used to access or analyze data gathered by programs developed or deployed by Carrier IQ" was met with a telling denial. In it, the FBI stated it did have responsive documents - but they were exempt under a provision that covers materials that, if disclosed, might reasonably interfere with an ongoing investigation.