Everett Dutschke was arrested by US marshals at his Tupelo home early Saturday, Tony Carlton the city’s police chief, told Reuters.Agents from the FBI, the Capital Police and an anti-terrorists response team from the Mississippi National Guard, searched the suspect’s home and the premises of a former martial arts studio that Dutschke used to run in the city.Ricin letters have been addressed to the Democratic President Barak Obama, as well as Senator Roger Wicker, a Republican for Mississippi. Earlier they had also been sent to an 80-year-old Mississippi judge, Sadie Holland.Prosecutors dropped charges on Tuesday against Paul Kevin, an Elvis impersonator also from Mississippi, after no incriminating evidence was found after a search of his home.Ricin is made from castor beans and can be deadly to humans if refined into an aerosol form. It is considered a potential terror weapon. …
In a press release on its website, the National Office of the Public Ministry refers to the arrested suspect simply as “SK.” It states that SK is suspected of a heavy attack against Spamhaus, an international organization which tracks email spammers and spam activity, last month.The suspect’s house was searched at the request of the National Prosecutor in Barcelona. Authorities seized computers, data carriers, and mobile phones from the premises. SK is expected to soon be transferred to the Dutch Public Prosecution Service.The distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Spamhaus flooded targeted web servers with fake traffic to make them inaccessible. It is believed to be the largest-ever DDoS attack in history. At one point, Spamhaus servers were being inundated with 300 billion bits per second of data.The attack is believed to have been sparked when Spamhaus placed CyberBunker on its blacklist of sites to be blocked for spreading spam.In a March interview with RT, Kamphuis accused Spamhaus of claiming people were spammers when they are not.“They do it on a regular basis,” he said. “If people do not comply with their demands they just list the entire internet provider.”“Spamhaus mafia tactics are definitely the largest threat to the freedom of the internet at the moment,” he added.He denied that CyberBunker was the organization behind the attack, instead pointing the finger at a large collective of internet providers around the globe known as Stophaus.com.CyberBunker is an internet service provider which, according to its website, hosts “services to any Web site ‘except child pornography and anything related to terrorism.’” It has served as a host for The Pirate Bay and has been accused of hosting spam sites. …
According to WGXA, a Central Georgia television station that interviewed students at Wilcox County High School in south Georgia, White and African American students attend their own prom and homecoming dances. The school does not have an official, school-sponsored prom, which leaving the door wide open for the antiquated practice of private, racially segregated proms sponsored by students and their families.Keela Bloodworth, a Wilcox student and member of a small group trying to band together the school’s first integrated prom, told WGXA that if any non-Caucasian student were to try to attend the “White prom,” they “would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises.”According to the station, that is precisely what happened last year when a biracial student was turned away by local police.According to Bloodworth, her small group of friends are raising money to fund the integrated prom, but have received no help from school officials. To make matters worse, posters they put up on the school’s campus promoting the integrated prom were torn down.This year, Wilcox High decided to elect only one pair of homecoming king and queen for the first time, despite there still being two racially segregated dances. But, according to Quanesha Wallace, who was elected homecoming queen this year, little changed as she was still not invited to the “White prom” – and thus the king and queen took separate pictures for the school’s yearbook.On April 27, the integrated prom will be held for the first time. According to Bloodworth, it was up to her group to change the long-held tradition of segregated school dances.”If we don’t change it, nobody else will,” Bloodworth said. …
Copyright ImageClick to View Christie’s scientific specialist James Hyslop poses for photographs with a sub-fossilized pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg at the auction house’s premises in London. The extinct Elephant Bird species was native to Madagascar and among the heaviest known…
A Stockholm café has banned children from its premises and sparked an uproar among the capital’s caffeine-loving parents. …
Writing at the blog of the Cato Institute Ilya Shapiro
highlights the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday in Bailey v.
United States, a major Fourth Amendment case.
In ;Bailey, the Court rejected the
argument ;that police should be able to detain someone anywhere
at any time if they see that person exiting a location for which
there’s a valid search warrant. ;Instead, by a 6-3 vote in an
opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court ruled that
the power to detain incident to the execution of a search warrant –
established in the 1981 case of Michigan v. Summers ;–
is limited to the “immediate vicinity” of the premises to be
The police may want broader detention powers, but none of the
justifications for the Summers ;exception to the
normal probable cause requirement – officer safety, facilitating
the search, preventing flight – remain in cases where police detain
someone beyond that immediate vicinity.
In ;Bailey, ;police saw the defendent leave a home
they were about to search and, rather than detaining him there and
executing the search warrant, followed and subsequently stopped him
nearly a mile away.
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