Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Articles Posted by the Author: Michael Eberhart


  • DHS Developed ERAD Device Used by Law Enforcement to Seize Your Money

    Follow Michael on Twitter. Jerod MacDonald-Evoy & Jason Hernandez contributed to this report.OKLAHOMA – The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety recently were forced to stop using 16 devices used to scan and seize money from debit cards without victims being convicted or even charged with a crime. The public outcry forced the this department to cease use pending further review and training. ERADs remain in use by law enforcement across the United States.

    The technology, “Electronic Recovery and Access to Data” or ERAD, was originally developed by the Department of Homeland Security through the Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder


  • Freddie Gray, FBI Planes and Civil Unrest: Baltimore 1 Year Later

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    I run into Bailey as she is stepping out of her car in downtown Baltimore. It has been almost a year since waves of protests shook the city following the death of Freddie Gray, but she remembers those days well. “I live off Fulton Street, right where everything was happening – the rioting, the looting around there.

    “Now everything’s pretty much the same around there.”

    The words have barely left her mouth when we are interrupted by the sirens of a BPD patrol car as it pulls