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Thursday October 23rd, 2014
Chicago Cop Who Assaulted 89-Yr-Old For Requesting He Stop Cursing Gets 3 Years posted 10/23/2014, 7:40 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After having trouble with a gas pump, Chicago police officer David Barrett, 59, took his anger out on the station's attendants by screaming curses at them in front of a crowd of customers.

One of those customers, 89-year-old Vincent Detolve calmly asked the man to keep his voice down, to which Officer Barrett responded by violently punching him, knocking him to the floor in the process and leaving the senior citizen with a broken hip and torn rotator cuff.

Barrett then cursed out the rest of the audience and fled the scene, but not before one customer took down his license plate which they promptly reported to police.

Upon investigating they found the assailant was a 20-year-veteran Chicago police officer.

The Chicago Tribune reports Barrett was just sentenced to three years in prison
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The Compassion Of the State: Town Sells Mom's Home At Auction Over Unpaid $95 Tax Bill She Was Never Notified About posted 10/23/2014, 7:40 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From The Daily Mail:
A woman from Georgia is pleading with council officials to be allowed to keep her home after it was foreclosed on and sold at auction - all because of an unpaid tax bill of $94... (more)




Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline -- Get Killed by a SWAT Team posted 10/23/2014, 7:39 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
They kill not because they want to, but because they think it's right to in some cases;

Have mercy on them and someday they may Have mercy on you — the Mercy Killers….
-- Theme to the imaginary TV show "The Mercy Killers," as presented in a 1978 Saturday Night Live sketch.

A still-unidentified 35-year-old man from Roy, Utah called a suicide prevention hotline at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning (October 2
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Exonerated Woman Contests 675-Day Lockup posted 10/23/2014, 7:39 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO (CN) - Police jailed a woman for nearly two years on a murder she could not have committed because she was already locked up at the time of the crime, she claims in Federal Court.

Yesenia Santiago filed suit Monday against Chicago and Detectives Carlos Cortez and Roger Sandoval.

She claims that cold-case detectives accused her in 2011 of killing Ismael Santana.

But Santiago "was incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Correc
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Man Brutalized & Stopped Over 20 Times in 5 Weeks by Cops Mistaking Him for Murderer posted 10/23/2014, 7:38 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Having a doppelganger can be risky business in a police state, just ask James Tully of Canadensis, Pennsylvania.

Tully has been harassed by police so many times since September that he has lost count of the incidents, and landed in the hospital.

Eric Frein, who was also living in Canadensis, is wanted for killing Corporal B
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Doctor Assaulted by Police at Dying Son's Birthday, Tasered so Many Times He Had a Heart Attack posted 10/23/2014, 7:38 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Montgomery, OH — Dr. Randal Cox was hosting his terminally ill son’s 18th birthday when six police officers from two different precincts showed up to his door.

When Dr. Cox opened the door he was attacked by the officers. The incident was captured on cellphone video from one of the guests at the party.

“Somebody grabbed me around the neck, they body slammed me then multiple people got on top of me then I started getting Tased,” said Cox.

Cox was then
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 10/23/2014, 7:37 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A deputy US marshal goes gangster, more prison and jail guards get in trouble, and another pain pill-peddling police officer goes to prison. Just another week in the drug war. Let's get to it:

In Yuba City, California, a deputy US marshal was charged last Wednesday with stealing 24 pounds of marijuana in the guise of a drug raid. Deputy US Marshal Clorenzo Griffin and two other men
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Trooper Formally Charged With Raping Woman During Traffic Stop posted 10/23/2014, 7:37 AM (KTUL)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Charges were filed Thursday against a former state trooper accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty.... (more)


The Mystery Of The Disappearing Silk Road Murder Charges posted 10/23/2014, 7:37 AM (Daily Dot)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Drugs, hacking, money laundering, and above all else, murder.

The bust of the Silk Road was headline news around the world instantly thanks to these salacious details. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) claims that alleged Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht carried out six shocking murder-for-hire plots against staff, vendors, and innocent bystanders—not to mention a
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Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

Either Praise the Police, or Shut Up posted 10/22/2014, 6:32 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Don't just touch your chin -- bang it, man, bang it!"

Following Alexander the Great’s conquest of Persia, members of the Persian elite were required to prostrate themselves before their new ruler. Polyperchon, one of Alexander’s generals, sternly rebuked one of the Persians whose self-abasement was seen as inadequate.

“Come on, don’t just touch the floor with your chin,” demanded Alexander’s arrogant underling. “Bang it, man! Bang it!”

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EFF Guide: Know Your Rights When Dealing With Police posted 10/22/2014, 6:31 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Your computer, phone, and other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This sensitive data is worth protecting from prying eyes, including those of the government.

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects you from unreasonable government searches and seizures, and this protection extends to your computer and portable devices. But how does this work in the real world? What should you do if the police or other law enforceme
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Obstruction Convictions Uncover Recordings of LA Sheriff's Dept. Officers Threatening FBI Agents And Federal Witnesses posted 10/22/2014, 6:31 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Above the law? The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department seems to feel it is. Or, at least, it felt that way right up until seven of its members were convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The convictions -- with sentences of 21-41 months -- are being appealed, but the evidence collected by ABC 7 of Los Angeles paints a very disturbing picture of a law enforcement agency ... (more)


SWAT Officers Wrongfully Detain This Man For Filming in Public, Then it Gets Really Infuratiating posted 10/22/2014, 6:31 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Tracy, CA — A video was uploaded to YouTube Tuesday which shows an infuriating interaction between a man practicing his first amendment right to film in public and arrogant SWAT officers.

The video was published to YouTube by Troy Stevenson.

Stevenson was a victim of ill informed police officers whose complete disregard for an individual’s rights, epitomizes the state of police today.

According to Stevenson he saw a raid going on in Tracy, which happe
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Prison Guard Admits to Sexually Assaulting Dozens of Inmates, Selling Drugs in Prison. No Jail Time posted 10/22/2014, 6:31 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
This week, James Johnson, a former Kentucky correctional officer, avoided jail time after he admitted to sexually assaulting dozens of inmates and supplying the prison with drugs.

Johnson worked at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for women in Pewee Valley, where he admittedly ran a drug ring inside the prison, and sexually assaulted a number of the inmates over a prolonged period of time.

On Monday, the 54-year-old was sentenced to seven years of probation, as a
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Land of the Free -- 1 in 3 Americans Are on File with the FBI in the U.S. Police State posted 10/22/2014, 6:31 AM (Liberty Blitzkrieg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The sickening transformation of these United States into an authoritarian police state with an incarceration rate that would make Joseph Stalin blush, has been a key theme of my writing since well before the launch of Liberty Blitzkrieg. One of the posts that shocked and disturbed readers most, was published a little over a year ago titled:American Police Make an Arrest Every 2 Seconds in 2012. In the event you never read it, I suggest taking a look before tackling the rest of this piece.... (more)


Washington Officials Pursuing Wiretapping Charge Against Citizen who Recorded Cop and City Manager posted 10/22/2014, 6:30 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Washington woman is facing a year in jail for secretly recording a meeting with a pair of public officials about how the local police department abused her husband.

Yakima City Manager Tony O’Rourke said he pursuing the case against the woman because it compromised his right to privacy, even though Yakima Police Captain Greg Copeland was also sitting in the room.
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Police Shootout Or Police Shooting? posted 10/22/2014, 6:30 AM (LEX18)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A little more than a month after police shot and killed a man in Richmond, Kentucky State Police still won't talk about the details of their investigation.

Specifically, they won't answer whether or not Jesse Gibbons, 29, was armed with a gun when police fired a hail of bullets at him. They also haven't said which officers, from which departments, fired their weapons.
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Good Cop? Lead Detective in the Murder of James Boyd Blows the Whistle on Albuquerque PD posted 10/22/2014, 6:30 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“I discussed with Commander Montano my concerns of possible mishandling of evidence in this case and the lack of chain of custody to show who may now be in possession of this evidence may have gone.”

This past March, Officer Dominique Perez and Officer Keith Sandy of the Albuquerque Police Department shot and executed 38 year old  James Boyd, a mentally ill and homeless man after a long confrontation regarding his "illegally camping.”

Albuquerque Police claime
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Sheriff's Detective Fired For Planting Evidence & Falsely Reporting Courthouse Burglary posted 10/22/2014, 6:30 AM (KENS5)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SAN ANTONIO -- A Bexar County Sheriff's detective was fired earlier this year for planting evidence and falsely reporting a burglary inside the Bexar County Courthouse, according to termination paperwork released by the sheriff's office Wednesday.... (more)


Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny posted 10/22/2014, 6:30 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.”—Justice William O. Douglas
Justice in America makes less sense with each passing day.

A Michigan couple that has been raising chickens in their backyard as a source of healthy food for their family could get up to 90 days in jail for violating a local ban on backyard hens. A Kentucky prison guard who was charged with 25 counts of sexual abuse against fema
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Nevada Supreme Court Strikes Down Forced Motorist Blood Draw Law posted 10/22/2014, 6:29 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Nevada on Thursday became one of a growing number of states backing off from the practice of drawing blood from motorists by force in light of the US Supreme Court's McNeely decision (view case). The high court forced states to reconsider past rulings that held the natural dissipation of alcohol in the bloodstream automatically constituted an "exigent circumstance" that allowed police to forgo obtaining a warrant before forcefully drawing a motorist's blood.
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'Django Unchained' Actress, Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct posted 10/22/2014, 6:28 AM (NBC Southern California)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend Brian James Lucas have each been charged with one count of lewd conduct for allegedly having sex in public moments before they were involved in an altercation with LAPD officers.

Each faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted on the misdemeanor charges, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney's office.
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Tuesday October 21st, 2014

Chicago Cops Loot Taxpayers For Settlement After Beating Woman During Raid; Video 'May Inflame Jury' posted 10/21/2014, 5:52 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Chicago Tribune:
The city of Chicago is expected to pay $150,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who accused police of hitting, threatening and berating her during a July 2013 raid at a North Side tanning salon.

Jianqing Klyzek sued 10 Chicago police officers in May, and the city decided to quick
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Police Officer Blames Everyone Else But Police Officers For The Public's General Distrust Of Law Enforcement posted 10/21/2014, 5:52 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Deputy Matt -- the pseudonym employed by the law enforcement officer behind this op-ed -- is here to blame everyone else but he and his fellow officers for today's law enforcement-hostile climate. It all leads back to Ferguson…
When we finally located the son, who is of mixed ethnicity (dad is white, mom is Hispanic), he instantly began cussing and yelling at us. H... (more)


33 Police Officers Fire 600 Bullets into Car Knowing It Contained a Hostage posted 10/21/2014, 5:51 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


An attorney for the family of Misty Holt Singh spoke out on Thursday, asserting that Stockton police used unreasonable force in the July 16th incident when they took the life of this 41 year old mother of two.

Holt-Singh was taken hostage by robbers at Bank of the West in Stockton, California, in front of her 12 year old daughter who was waiting for her in the car.

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South Carolina Town Ordered to Pay Nearly $100,000 for Hiring Cop with Troubled Past who Ended up Killing Mayor posted 10/21/2014, 5:51 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
[Pictured: Bert Reeves, left, and Randall Price, right.]

A federal jury awarded an astronomical $97.5 million dollars to the family of a former  mayor who was shot and killed by a police officer with a troubled past.

Now the town of Cottageville, population 750, is wondering how and if it will ever pay the money to the family of Bert Reeves, who was killed by Randall Price, a cop who had been through eight jobs in 11 years, including having been fired from se
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Washington DC Metro Police Also Have A Stingray And Have Been Using It To Do Normal Police Work posted 10/21/2014, 5:51 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The facts are in, thanks to Vice Media and Jason Leopold. Washington, DC police have a Stingray cell tower spoofer and have been using it for several years. The Metropolitan Police Department was an early adopter, but moving too fast cost it about five years of use.
Back in 2003, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC wa... (more)


Police Dog Dies After Left In Cruiser For 4 Hours posted 10/21/2014, 5:51 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A police dog in northeast Ohio died from heatstroke after being left in a police cruiser for more than four hours last month, officials said.

The Montville Township police department K-9, Beny, died on Sept. 28 after Sgt. Brett Harrison left the dog in a cruiser in the station parking lot from about 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a statement from police Tuesday. The cruiser was off and the windows were closed.

An administrative investigation con
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Think The Government Must Convict You Of A Crime Before It Can Punish You For It? Think Again. posted 10/21/2014, 5:51 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Most Americans probably believe that the government must first convict you of a crime before it can impose a sentence on you for that crime. This is incorrect: When federal prosecutors throw a bunch of charges at someone but the jury convicts on only some of those charges, a federal judge can still sentence the defendant on the charges for which he was acquitted. In fact, the judge can even consider crimes for which the defendant has never been charged.... (more)


Monday October 20th, 2014

Video: Cop Arrests Subway Performer For Singing, Despite Cop Reading Aloud Rule Saying It's Permitted posted 10/20/2014, 4:14 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A New York subway performer was arrested and violently assaulted by a NYPD officer for the crime of inadvertently making the officer look like a fool. Street performer Andrew Kalleen, 30, was arrested Friday of last week after explaining to the officer he was allowed to sing in the New York City subway the officer was patrolling, pointing to Section 1050.6c of the MTA's transit rules, whi
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Video Shows Officer Coaxing Friendly Pets Closer With Kissing Noises Before Opening Fire posted 10/20/2014, 4:14 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CLEBURNE, TX — Body-cam video shows how an officer coaxed a family dog toward him with friendly kissing sounds before raising his weapon and firing.

The incident took place on August 10, 2014, when dogs belonging to Quinton Tatum and Amanda Henderson escaped from their fenced-in yard while the married couple was not at home. Some neighbors called the government to complain that the dogs were loose and interfering with them walking from their car to their house.

Whe
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Reading the Road Map to a Police State posted 10/20/2014, 4:14 AM (The Independent Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." —Charles de Montesquieu

If there was any silver lining to the horrifying events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri which riled the month of August, it has finally brought the issue of police militarization to the forefront. As outrageous as the police shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was, the brutal law enforcement response in the for
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County Justifies Warrantless Raids Because Cannabis Plants Are An 'Immediate Danger' posted 10/20/2014, 4:14 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LAKE COUNTY, CA — Hundreds of individuals in the county have come forward in a joint lawsuit alleging that police conducted warrantless searches and seizures of their property because of the suspicion of unregulated plant growth.

The plaintiffs, whose numbers exceed 200 in the lawsuit, claim that police have systematically raided people who were legally qualified to grow cannabis for medical purposes, destroyed their property, and left them suffering without their medicine. A num
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ISIS Cited as Michigan Village's Police Push for Secrecy posted 10/20/2014, 4:13 AM (Antiwar)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The tiny village of Oakley, Michigan looks fairly unremarkable as you drive through it. Located along the M-52 highway, it consists of little more than a single traffic light, with a bar on one side and a gas station on the other. It’s a village of secrets, however, or so it would seem.

Oakley has 290 residents. They also have over 100 police, for some reason. Those police are also, more or less entirely anonymous.
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Lapel Cam Captures Woman Trying to Frame APD Officer for Sexually Assaulting Her posted 10/20/2014, 4:13 AM (KOB.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
[...]APD union president Stephanie Lopez released this statement about the incident:

"The desire to frame officers for wrongdoing is a growing issue facing officers every day. We believe that the public should be held accountable for filing false reports against police officers. These incidents can be very damaging to an officer's career, so we hope that this individual and others face appropriate consequences for their malicious actions."
... (more)
Though they say they're not charging the woman yet, note the union goon demands the public be held accountable for filing false charges, yet cops themselves are completely immune from the same standard. As a matter of routine cops try to pile on as many false charges as they can during an arrest, and they benefit from it because one, they'll never be held accountable, and two, their victim is put under immense pressure to take a plea and submit rather than fight in their rigged legal system. - Chris


FBI Director Demands Law to Give Cops Backdoor Access to Everyone's Private Data posted 10/20/2014, 4:13 AM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users' privacy. "Deeply concerned" James Comey wants to push on Congress to "fix" laws to ensure police can still access private data.

"It's the equivalent of a closet that can't be opened. A safe that can't be cracked," Comey, speaking at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC, referred to the encryption technology calling the new service "a marketing pitch.
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New Zealand Police Raid Home Of Reporter Who Embarrassed Gov't Officials & Was Working On Snowden Documents posted 10/20/2014, 4:13 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Apparently, the New Zealand government is not a huge fan of press freedom. The national police force recently raided and ransacked the home of Nicky Hager, an independent journalist who has been a thorn in the current leadership's side for some time now.
In August, one month before New Zealand's national election, Hager published Dirty Politics, which showed that key figures in Prime Min... (more)


Saturday October 18th, 2014

Police Chief Says Secret Service Told Them To Fake A Warrant posted 10/18/2014, 9:39 PM (News Channel 5)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville's police chief is raising stunning new allegations regarding the U.S. Secret Service, saying local agents once asked his officers to fake a warrant.

Even more disturbing, Chief Steve Anderson said he complained to top Secret Service officials in Washington, and they did not seem to care.

The allegations regarding the January 2013 incid
... (more)


How One Man Refused to Spy on Fellow Muslims for the FBI--and Then Lost Everything posted 10/18/2014, 9:39 PM (The Nation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On the night of December 9, 2011, Siham Stewart called her husband, Ayyub Abdul-Alim, as he closed down his corner store, Nature's Garden, in Springfield, Massachusetts. She asked him to bring home a gallon of milk. A few minutes later, she watched from the window of their second-floor apartment as he was seized in the street and handcuffed by two police officers.... (more)


19-Year-Old Dies Naked On Cell Floor Of Gangrene; Lawsuits Target Deaths In Madison County Jail posted 10/18/2014, 7:12 AM (AL.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Three times last year Madison County jailers watched small-time criminals die before their eyes, according to a series of three lawsuits filed in federal court.

Each argues that Madison County withholds the most basic medical care in order to save money, banking on the insurance of the medical contractor to cover any resulting lawsuits.

The lawsuits are filled with maladies long ago conquered by modern medicine. Death by gangrene, from broken
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Biden Family Values: Leniency For Us, Stern Prohibition For The Mundanes posted 10/18/2014, 7:12 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Asked by Time magazine last February about the possibility of decriminalizing marijuana nation-wide, Vice President Joe Biden insisted that “smarter enforcement” of federal drug statutes was a better idea.

For “smarter” he apparently means “selective and self-serving.” If this weren’t the case, Biden’s pampered and dim-witted son Hunter would be facing the prospect of prison time.

In 2012, Hunter Biden decided he wanted to join the US Naval Reserve as a direct-
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School Officials Reject Appeal By Family Of Boy Suspended For Chewing Poptart Into Shape Of Gun posted 10/18/2014, 7:26 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
School officials in Anne Arundel County rejected an appeal filed by the family of a boy suspended after he chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun, according to a decision the family’s lawyer received Wednesday.

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education wrote in an Oct. 9 opinion that staff members at Park Elementary School “acted reasonably and properly” in addressing the disruption caused by the boy — then 7 years old — given the student’s history of misbehavior.... (more)


Tweet About Ferguson Police Brutality And A Cop May Call Your Boss To Get You Fired posted 10/18/2014, 7:12 AM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A St. Louis police office is facing an Internal Affairs investigation for intimidation after he admitted on video that he had contacted an activist’s employer because some of her tweets about police brutality were considered “incitement.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Thursday that the
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Friday October 17th, 2014

Pregnant Woman in Labor Forced to Ground, Held at Gunpoint By Cops for Speeding to Hospital posted 10/17/2014, 12:48 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in Iowa recently engaged in a high speed chase with a woman who was in labor and then held her and her husband at gunpoint on the side of the road.

Ben and Rachel Kohnen were going just 30 miles per hour over the speed limit when they were on their way to the hospital, so Rachel could give birth to their child.  They were traveling in the middle of the night when the roads were mostly empty.
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Juvenile Detainees Locked in Controversial Device 'When Verbal Deescalation is Not Working posted 10/17/2014, 12:48 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Scott Tanner, Juvenile Detention Ombudsman, experiences the WRAP restraint system in the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center in Danville, AR. (Photos obtained via Freedom of Information Act.)

ARKANSAS — Juvenile detention facilities across the state are coming under fire for using a disturbing restraint device that some are calling “torture.”

The device is known as the “WRAP” system. According to state officials, the device is used to restrain minor deta
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Woman Sentenced to Jail Time for Having a Messy Yard posted 10/17/2014, 12:48 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lenoir City, TN — Karen Holloway and her husband have two kids and both work full-time, with only one vehicle, they are trying their best to just get by.

Over the summer, the city sent Holloway a citation because her yard wasn’t properly maintained. Unable to trim the over grown shrubs because of their hectic schedule, the city enforced this citation the only way the state knows how, with force.

Last week, Judge Terry Vann handed down a 5 day prison sentence for poo
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Boston Cop Snatches Phone and Handcuffs Man for Recording Violent Arrest posted 10/17/2014, 12:48 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Boston police officer snatched a phone from a man who had recorded him making a violent arrest Wednesday night, claiming the phone contained “evidence of a crime,” before handcuffing the man who had done the recording.

The video did indeed contain evidence of a crime; one committed by the cop who had no right to seize the phone.

Max Bickford, 26, said the phone w
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Wednesday October 15th, 2014

Cannibals with Cutlery posted 10/15/2014, 10:41 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Armed strangers on the doorstep: Fish & Game Officers raid the Watson home, October 8. (Scott Watson)

Carolyn Brewer was startled by the unannounced presence of an armed man in her bedroom. Her mood didn't improve when the intruder sternly ordered her, “You don't get up.” That directive was issued in the interest of “officer safety,” which presumably would have been undermined if the 74-year-old woman had somehow roused herself from her sickbed.

“I was in be
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Shielded from Justice: The High Cost of Living in a Police State posted 10/15/2014, 10:41 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"It's been over five months since the night a SWAT team broke into the house in which we were staying...We were staying with relatives and my whole family was sleeping in one room. My husband and I, our three daughters and our baby (nicknamed "Baby Bou Bou") in his crib. Dressed like soldiers, they broke down the door. The SWAT officers tossed a flashbang grenade into the room. It landed in Baby Bou Bou's crib, blowing a hole in his face and chest that took months to heal and coverin... (more)


Tennessee Courts Crack Down On Cops Taking Blood From Drivers posted 10/15/2014, 10:39 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The US Supreme Court's McNeely decision (view case) has made it much more difficult for police officers to forcibly draw blood from motorists without a warrant. Last week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals became the latest to apply the precedent to discourage the practice statewide.

Defendants in these driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) cases are rarely sympathetic figures. Cases that reach the appellate l
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A clown in a robe needs to sign off on it. - Chris


Two Cops Do Nothing As Fellow Cop Assaults Two Men and a Woman posted 10/15/2014, 10:39 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Honolulu, HI — An HPD Officer is on desk duty after being caught on video allegedly assaulting two men and a woman.

Officer Vincent Morre and two other officers went to a Honolulu game room to serve a warrant and did not find what they were looking for.

Morre, apparently enraged with the fruitless search, proceeded to throw a temper tantrum.

9 year veteran and ironic member of the “Crime Reduction Unit,” Morre is seen on video punching a man who was s
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NYPD Officer Takes Cash From Man During Stop-And-Frisk; Pepper Sprays Him When He Asks To Have It Returned posted 10/15/2014, 10:37 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Here's a very short clip involving the seizure of funds by police and pepper spray as the answer to all questions.
In a video obtained by the New York Times, an unnamed officer forces 35-year-old Lamard Joye against a fence surrounding a Coney Island basketball court and removes... (more)


Texas Cop Under Investigation For Pepper-Spraying Filming Bystander posted 10/15/2014, 10:37 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer in Waller, Texas is under investigation by local and state officials for apparently pepper-spraying a local man for no reason, KTRK-TV reported.

Officer Adolphus Cannon was placed on paid leave after the resident, Bobby Hall, posted footage online of Cannon spraying him on Oct. 6. Hall, a senior at Prairie View A&M University, was filming police as they r
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Lawsuit: Cops Raided Wrong Home, Left It In Shambles, Refused to Pay Damages & Mocked Homeowner For Being Gay posted 10/15/2014, 10:37 PM (NH Register)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man is claiming police mistakenly raided his home and tied him up for hours last year, when they were actually looking for his neighbor.

In his federal lawsuit, Joseph Adams of Peck Street also alleges city police officers mocked him for being gay, physically injured him and caused extensive damage to his apartment.
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Honolulu Pays Man $37,500 After Cop Takes A Swipe At His iPhone posted 10/15/2014, 10:37 PM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A video recorded on New Years Eve, 2013, shows a Honolulu police officer taking a jab at a bystander who recorded an arrest on his iPhone.

Although he didn't drop the phone, the bystander, Randy Salazar, Jr., filed a federal lawsuit claiming the officer, Robert Steiner, broke a bone in his hand after hitting him with a Taser in the scuffle. Last week, Honolulu C
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 10/15/2014, 10:37 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A pill-popping, prescription-forging North Carolina narc, a pair of lying New York City narcs, a crack-slinging Baltimore schools police officer, and a pot-growing California prison guard are among the corrupt cops in the news this week. Let's get to it:

In Elizabethtown, Tennessee, a Carter County sheriff's jail guard was fired September 28 after he
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Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl Shot in Head During No-knock Police Raid on Wrong Home posted 10/15/2014, 10:37 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DETROIT, MI — A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head. The hyper-aggressive tactics were made worse by the fact that police had taken it upon themselves to raid both sides of a duplex, when their suspect was only known to reside in one of them.... (more)


Tuesday October 14th, 2014

Masked Cop Gets 1-Year Sentence For Beating Innocent Woman With Baseball Bat, Prosecutor Says Sentence 'May Be On The Heavy Side' posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
30-year veteran police officer Gregory Thompson, 54, of the Walnut Creek, California police will only face at most a single year in prison for donning a ski-mask and beating a random innocent woman he suspected was a robber with a baseball bat.

After another woman intervened to stop his beating, which occurred in Thompson's father's neighborhood outside his home which had recently been burglarized, the victim managed to escape, to which Thompson responded by smashing in her car
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Two Killed When Tennessee Cop Turns Off Siren, Speeds Through Intersection posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two people were killed Sunday afternoon when a Tennessee police officer turned off his blue lights and drove speeding through an intersection.

The Bartlett police officer struck a car driven by 63-year-old Danny Floyd, WMC-TV reported.

Floyd and his passenger, 49-year-old Michelle Sloyan, were killed.

The officer,
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Honor Student Who Brought Pocketknife To School Suspended For The Year posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (MyFoxDetroit)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) - The Dearborn Heights District 7 Board of Education chose a less severe punishment for the honor student who was initially expelled after a pocketknife was found in her purse at a football game.

On Monday, after two hours of deliberation, the board voted 6-0 to allow Atiya Haynes to take online classes. She then will be able to graduate with h
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