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Did the DC Circuit court "blatantly disregard" a Supreme Court ruling on Guantanamo detainees for [at least] 5 years?

A 2013 piece by the Center for American Progress claims that Since 2008, the [DC] circuit court has blatantly disregarded a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to habeas corpus rights for ...
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Is the leaked Aiden Hale "manifesto" authentic?

The 2023 Nashville school shooting was carried out by a transgender man, Aiden Hale. Conservative political commentator Steven Crowder tweeted some photos of handwritten notes in a notebook, ...
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Were 400 people arrested in Russia for social media posts in 2018?

In a 2019 interview John Anderson interviewed Konstantin Kisin (excerpt, original video). The discussion is transcribed by the OP of Were over 3000 persons arrested in Britain for social media posts ...
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Were over 3,000 persons arrested in Britain for social media posts in 2018?

In 2019, John Anderson interviewed Konstantin Kisin. The discussion is transcribed by me. I is the interviewer and K is for Konstantin. K: In Russia last year 400 people were arrested for things that ...
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Did UK police agree to drop sex-offense charges in exchange for an apology?

In the United Kingdom, Community Resolution Orders give the police the powers to deal with minor offences in which the offender pleads guilty and agrees to reparations, without using the court systems ...
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Were law enforcement officers (LEOs) standing around doing nothing during the Uvalde shooting? [closed]

I have seen numerous news sources claim that for over half an hour LEOs were on site of the shooting but doing nothing. From NPR: Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw told reporters that ...
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Has a company been indicted for failing to pay taxes on benefits?

CNN is reporting that Ron Fischetti, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, stated: “It’s outrageous. It’s unprecedented. It’s never happened before,” he said of a company being indicted in ...
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Did Kamala Harris ignore anti-pedophilia California Child Protection Act of 2012?

An Open Secret (anti-pedophilia, anti-Hollywood film) posted on Twitter the following claim which was retweeted 1k+ times: Did you know? California Child Protection Act of 2012 Requires adults ...
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Are private contractors being used by Federal Agencies in the response to the ongoing George Floyd protests?

I've been referred to this medium article, which makes a series of claims about the roll of private contractors in providing crowd control services for Federal Agencies. Specifically, I am interested ...
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Does the Violence Interrupters program reduce shootings and homicides in Washington, D.C.?

Violence Interrupters is a program to reduce gang-related retaliations. They have a presence in Washington D.C.. I found a local news article that claims: Community members in the Benning Terrace ...
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Did state actors set fire to buildings during the George Floyd riots? [closed]

A Minnesota protestor made the following claim: "Media, you need to cover the undercover cops who have been breaking these windows and breaking into businesses. We have evidence of buildings that ...
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Were Canadian politicians targeted by an Indian intelligence covert influence operation?

Global News reported that Canadian politicians were targets of Indian intelligence covert influence operation. Indian intelligence agencies attempted to use money and disinformation to “covertly ...
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Did a psychic, Pat Price, correctly predict one of Patty Hearst's kidnappers?

Patty Hearst was kidnapped in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army. One of the founding members was Donald DeFreeze. According to the Amazon Store description of Russell Targ's book "The Reality of ...
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Did French police fine homeless persons for not being confined at home in March 2020?

As mentioned in Are all French citizens who go outside their home legally required to carry official papers with a reason why they are out (Covid-19 lockdown)? , in France, people need to stay at home,...
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Are all French citizens who go outside their home legally required to carry official papers with a reason why they are out (Covid-19 lockdown)?

The BBC states rather briefly that France began its lockdown on Tuesday morning, requiring citizens to carry official paperwork stating why they were not at home. French Interior Minister Christophe ...
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Were COVID-19 patients in Wuhan welded into their apartments to enforce the lockdown?

The Sun ran an article in Feburary 2020 covering viral social media videos purportedly showing citizens in Wuhan having their apartment doors welded shut during the COVID-19 lockdown. The wording of ...
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Did the IG change his conclusion in the Sharyl Atkisson investigation?

In 2013, journalist Sharyl Atkisson accused the Obama Administration of hacking and surveillance of her computers. Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Justice, ...
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Did DOJ officials conclude no further action was warranted on the Whistleblower complaint?

The White House just accidentally sent all House Democrats its talking points regarding President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President and the related Intelligence Community whistleblower ...
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Does most illegal fentanyl sold in the US come through Mexico?

The Atlantic claims: most illicit fentanyl used in America, where 32,000 people died from fentanyl last year, comes through Mexico. Mexican cartels lack trained chemists to make fentanyl from ...
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Is there a better-supported explanation than economic hegemony, why "70% of firms targeted for anti-bribery by the DOJ are overseas"?

This BBC article quotes GE's former lawyer as saying that: Pierre Laporte, a former GE lawyer who now works as Pierucci's partner, notes that 70% of firms targeted for US anti-bribery action are ...
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Did only one banker in the US go to prison for the Financial Crisis of 2007-08?

In the movies The Big Short (2015) and Capitalism, a love story (2009), it is claimed that only a single banker, Kareem Serageldin, went to prison for the Financial crisis of 2007–2008, for which many ...
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Does normal paper currency contain enough narcotics residue to attract a drug-sniffing dog?

It seems pretty well established that paper currency (e.g. in the US) is commonly contaminated with trace amounts of cocaine or other illegal narcotics. (See Snopes for instance, though I'm happy to ...
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Are people with a high IQ not allowed to become police officers in New London?

This 2000 ABC News report says: A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city. [.....
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Did a non-US Hungarian citizen get extradited to the United States for not reporting an American customer of his bank?

I was reading about this case in the news - Former Executive of Loyal Bank Ltd Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States by Failing to Comply with Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
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Are dollar bills seen by the Turkish government as a secret sign of connections to Gülen?

Turkeypurge.com has an article on the trial of a (Turkish-American) NASA scientist, convicted in Turkey: The prosecutor submitted as evidence in the case a statement by an anonymous informant, a ...
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Was—or is?—there an ICE checkpoint at the 23rd Street N/Q/R/W subway station in Manhattan? [closed]

All around social media this past Tuesday in New York City a viral message claiming there was an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "checkpoint” at the 23rd Street N/Q/R/W subway station ...
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Is Gina Haspel wanted in Europe? [closed]

In a tweet from Randy Kennedy, then shared on Facebook by Girl du Jour (and then others) it is claimed that President Trump's pick to head the CIA - Gina Haspel - is wanted in Europe for "war crimes". ...
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Did the city of Berlin set up safe zones for women for New Year’s Eve 2017/2018?

The BBC has reported that the city of Berlin was setting up “safe zones” for women for New Year’s Eve. It was very heavily reported on by RT, Sputnik and other media. New Year's Eve party in Berlin to ...
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Is instructing a subject to crawl forward with crossed ankles standard arrest protocol?

A December 2017 CNN article by former FBI-agent, James Gagliano, about the death of Daniel Shaver claims: To those speculating as to why he would have been asked to cross his ankles, this is standard ...
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Does Smoking Marijuana Turn Users Tongue Green?

With the recent legalization of marijuana in many states, I have noticed, more and more, an old claim - that smoking marijuana makes users tongues turn green. Is this true and if not, where did this ...
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Are Swedish police banned from describing criminals?

From The Independent: Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist Swedish police will no longer be able to give descriptions of alleged criminals for fear of ...
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Did a refugee evade arrest by three female police officers in Sweden, as shown in this video?

@PeterSweden7 posted a video with the text: SWEDISH POLICE FIASCO: 3 female cops beaten by 1 male refugee after trying to arrest for arson attacks. Police car SMASHED. The video is apparently a ...
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Did the inventor of the polygraph regret inventing it?

In Season 1 Episode 4 of Adam Ruins Everything Adam Conover says this about John Augustus Larson commenting on the polygraph machine, [Larson] would go on to regret inventing it. Larson became so ...
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Did the alleged victim of Julian Assange's Swedish sex crime say that police made it up?

In this interview with John Pilger, Julian Assange says ...here we have case where... the woman herself says the police made it up. ... But what is the rhetoric? The rhetoric is... never mentioned ...
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Do the Swedish police have a special code for immigrant crimes?

An article I read today asserts the Swedish police have a special 'code 291' for crimes committed by muslim immigrants. This code would be used to 'bury' crimes such as sexual assault by refugees. A ...
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How many non-citizens were removed from the US from 2009–2015?

I'm trying to reconcile two different sets of data. The House Judiciary committee reports: year Criminal Alien Removals Non-Criminal Removals Total 2015 139368 96045 235413 2014 177960 137983 ...
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Do Kaziranga National Park workers shoot and kill poachers?

Bored Panda reports: Kaziranga National Park is a story of success when it comes to conservation of rhinos – but what they’ve done to achieve it is allowing its workers to shoot and even kill ...
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Do Virgina and Connecticut have the death penalty for those who work on Sunday?

A Brazilian Seventh-Day Pastor called Samuel Ramos claims in this sermon that Virginia and Connecticut have had the death penalty for those who work on Sundays since 1610: [5:30] Porém, existem 2 ...
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Did Jamshid Piruz enter the UK unchallenged?

From the Daily Mail, but also mentioned by Russia Today and similar sources: link Afghan-born Jamshid Piruz was allowed to enter the UK unchallenged despite being sentenced to 12 years in jail for ...
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Do Japanese police roll drunks and criminals into giant futons?

From the BBC: How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime "The response to violence is never violence, it's always to de-escalate it. Only six shots were fired by Japanese police nationwide [in ...
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Are there 76 different law enforcement agencies providing officers to control the DAPL protests?

According to a current Facebook trending picture and an article from the ACLU, there are 76 different law enforcement agencies involved in controlling the DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) protest from ...
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Is this protest sign referring to Europe?

Is the above picture, of a woman holding a sign with the text You can get raped but not protest against rape # World's largest democracy referring to Europe? Example tweets: 1 (containing a ...
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How common are air marshals?

I've heard/read a couple of times that there are air marshals on every international flight. But this doesn't seem to make much sense. Maybe they're only on flights that go to important cities like ...
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Can mobile phone cell towers be spoofed in ways that allow interception of calls?

There are multiple forms of evidence that people can spoof cell towers and monitor cells. This Forbes article reports a proof of concept that works for 2G technology. This article from The Register ...
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Was a self-driving car pulled over by police for the first time last month (November 2015)?

I read in this Bloomberg article Google cars have been in 17 minor crashes in 2 million miles (3.2 million kilometers) of testing. [...] Ten days later, a Mountain View motorcycle cop noticed traffic ...
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Can Danish policemen refuse to provide ID when asked?

This Guardian article makes the (unsourced) claim that (emphasis mine): There is more than a whiff of the police state about the fact that Danish policeman refuse to display ID numbers and can ...
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Are US cops trained to escalate the violence? [closed]

While in many countries the policemen are trained to de-escalate or are even legally bound to do so, US cops kill suspects so often, because allegedly escalation is part of their training. Allegedly ...
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Did a criminal call smartphone encryption a "gift from God"?

An article on Ars Technica reports on a rant against Apple made by New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., for including strong encryption in their iPhone OS. One claim he made jumps out ...
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Are a majority of the FBI's most wanted fugitive murderers born outside the USA?

American News posted an article in defense of some recent comments by Donald Trump. They say: 'the Center for Immigration Studies reported that “57 of the 76 fugitive murderers most wanted by the ...
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Did Gina Grant serve only 12 months in prison for killing her mother?

Today, a professor of ethics was discussing the story of Gina Grant, a straight-A student, aged 14, who stabbed her mother to death by a crystal candlestick with the help of her boyfriend who tried to ...
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