The U.S. Justice Department will begin disclosing more information about how law enforcement officials use secret cellphone tracking devices and is reviewing how the technology is deployed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The newspaper, quoting Justice Department officials, said senior officials had determined they must be more open about the way the devices are used and why, although there was no agreement about how much to disclose or how quickly. Asked about the report, Justice Department spokesman Patrick Rodenbush said: “With regard to this particular technology, the Department of Justice is in the process of examining its policies to ensure they reflect the department’s continuing commitment to conducting its vital missions while according appropriate respect for privacy and civil liberties.” The Journal said the FBI had begun getting search warrants to use the technology that traces criminal suspects through their cellphones.
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - By the hundreds, guitar-toting Texans came to a bridge in downtown Dallas on Sunday to deliver a simple message that the streets would be a lot safer if people packed musical instruments instead of firearms. The event called Open Carry Guitar Rally was aimed at trying to curtail the desire of gun owners to carry handguns openly in public, mocking rallies held in support of such firearms measures. They just think that the open carry thing is crazy," said organizer Kyle Reynolds, 46. Reynolds put the event together after groups in favor of allowing the open carry of handguns brandished weapons at rallies for expanded gun rights in city streets, area stores and the capitol.