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Monday June 30th, 2014
California Cop Abandons Investigation to Harass and Intimidate Man for Video Recording posted 06/30/2014, 6:47 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Less than a week after a Southern California cop allowed a suspect to escape because he had to harass a citizen for recording the arrest, a Northern California cop abandoned his investigation to harass a man recording him.

The Redding police offi
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Sunday June 29th, 2014

Illinois State Police Officer Lies Until He Realizes He Is Being Recorded, Changes His Tune Before Letting Driver Go posted 06/29/2014, 2:35 PM (r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


"... and that's what happens when they know you're recording."


Friday June 27th, 2014



'Virtually Crime Free' County in Florida Gets MRAP Armored Vehicle posted 06/27/2014, 6:41 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Residents of a virtually crime free county in Florida are expressing outrage over a decision by the Walton County Sheriff's Office to purchase an MRAP armored vehicle normally used to hunt insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.



“The Walton County Sheriff's Office got the mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle for the cost of transporting it. The vehicle, for which the department paid $2,500, was a surplus military v
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Behind the Blue Wall: Domestic Abuse as a Professional Entitlement posted 06/27/2014, 6:38 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The caller’s number was unknown, but the voice coming from Nancy's* cell phone was very familiar. It belonged to Tim Gallick, an estranged boyfriend who had beaten her during a domestic dispute, leaving her with bruises and a concussion. According to her police statement, when Nancy dialed 911, Gallick demanded her phone, then grabbed a gun and fired a shot into the back wall of his house in Lancaster, California.

Gallick was arrested, but quickly released. In most cases of t
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Unless SWAT Stormtroopers Can Burn Infants In their Cribs, ISIS Will Get You! posted 06/27/2014, 6:38 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
For neo-cons and other acolytes of the Warfare State, the true significance of Iraq's descent into a sectarian civil war is the welcome emergence of a new enemy known by a suitably ominous acronym: ISIS. Familiar fright-peddlers and war-whoopers from Dick Cheney to Lindsey Graham are depicting the Sunni insurgency -- which, like most movements of its kind, is an outgrowth of a radical Islamist group suppo... (more)




A Snapshot of Police State Amerika: Wishing Death on the Child of an Uppity Mundane? posted 06/27/2014, 6:38 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Chicago resident and member of the productive sector was detained without cause or explanation for interrogation by two armed emissaries of the parasite class. The transparent purpose of this stop was to create a pretext for a search of the vehicle, most likely in the hope of finding something that would justify an arrest or confiscation of money or other valuables.

The driver, who was in the company of his nine-year-old child, was polite, providing his license and associated in
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Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws posted 06/27/2014, 6:37 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As part of the American Civil Liberties Union's recent report on police militarization, the Massachusetts chapter of the organization sent open records requests to SWAT teams across that state. It received an interesting response. ... (more)


No criminal charges for officer who kicked boy posted 06/27/2014, 6:37 AM (Washington Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A police officer caught on video kicking a restrained boy’s legs out from under him will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.... (more)


Thursday June 26th, 2014

Video Shows Cop Assaulted Fox News Anchor, Lied About Arrest posted 06/26/2014, 4:15 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video obtained through a FOIA request shows an officer lied when he claimed Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett postured like he was going to "launch himself" at him and repeatedly yelled "f*ck you" at him to justify his violent arrest of the TV host on May 21st.
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Wednesday June 25th, 2014

A SWAT Team Blew A Hole In My 2-Year-Old Son posted 06/25/2014, 4:51 AM (Alecia Phonesavanh)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s place, just outside of Atlanta. On the back windshield, we pasted six stick figures: a dad, a mom, three young girls, and one baby boy.

That minivan was sitting in the front driveway of my sister-in-law’s place the night a SWAT team broke in, looking for a small amount of drugs they thought my husband’s ne
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Woman Says DHS Forced Her to Strip Naked at Gunpoint During Terrifying Dawn Raid posted 06/25/2014, 4:51 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Kari Edwards said she and her boyfriend were forced to strip naked at gunpoint during a terrifying Department of Homeland Security dawn raid on their Florida home which lasted for two hours.

The incident began on June 10 at 6:16am when numerous armed SWAT team members, accompanied by a helicopter overhead, arrived in an armored vehicle at the couple’s address before smashing in
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"Public Authority," Drone Murders, and the Death of the Rule of Law posted 06/25/2014, 4:51 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In America, wrote Thomas Paine, “the law is king.” In a totalitarian state, Vladimir Lenin wrote more than a century later, rulers exercise “power without limit, resting directly on force, restrained by no laws.”

Lenin’s formula was a blunt expression of what is known as the “public authority justification” for government action. That doctrine, as explained by one legal scholar, holds that “Deeds which otherwise would be criminal, s
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The Utter Uselessness of Police: Two Recent Examples from Idaho posted 06/25/2014, 4:51 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two recent incidents in Idaho illustrated the value of armed self-defense, and the uselessness of government law enforcement, as a means of defending personal property.

On Sunday morning (June 22), Kuna resident Tricia Gillaspy and her husband awoke to find a naked stranger in their bedroom. After the intruder fled into the bathroom, Mr. Gillaspy grabbed a gun and ord
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ACLU Report: 'War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing' posted 06/25/2014, 4:51 AM (ACLU.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
All across the country, heavily armed SWAT teams are raiding people’s homes in the middle of the night, often just to search for drugs. It should enrage us that people have needlessly died during these raids, that pets have been shot, and that homes have been ravaged.

Our neighborhoods are not warzones, and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies. Any yet, every year, billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment flows from the federal government to state
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last week may have been slow on the police corruption front, but we make up for it this week. A Washington SWAT team member goes bad, an NYPD officer pays for going bad, a former Colorado sheriff also pays a price, an Arkansas cop gets nailed for protecting what he thought were dope loads, and, of course, more jail and prison guards get in trouble. Let's get to it:

In Seattle, a King County sheriff's deputy was arrested last Thursday for stealing and reselling ammunition from
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Federal Judge: Unchallengeable No-Fly List Unconstitutional posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (Antiwar)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a 65-page ruling issued today US District Judge Anna Brown declare the current US “no-fly list” unconstitutional because it does not allow people on the list to challenge that status.... (more)


Missouri Police Chief Apologizes and Settles Lawsuit After Demanding Removal of Youtube Video posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police Chief Jerry Bledsoe of the illage of Kelso, Missouri, just learned an expensive lesson in free speech.

It started last year after Chief Bledsoe threatened Jordan Klaffer with arrest for disturbing the peace for firing guns on his private property, which led to Klaffer posting a video of the incident online.

In response, Bledsoe o
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D.C. police officer admits prostituting girls posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former D.C. police officer admitted in federal court Friday that he forced underage teenagers to work as escorts out of his Southeast Washington apartment, but a judge expressed concern that the eight-year sentence negotiated by the prosecution and defense was too lenient.... (more)


Man's plea deal includes vasectomy requirement posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (KOMO News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to knock up to five years off his prison term in a child endangerment case that has evoked the country's dark history of forced sterilization.

None of the charges against Jessie Lee Herald, 27, involved a sexual offense. Shenandoah County assistant prosecutor Ilona White said her chief motive in making the extraordinarily unusual offer was keeping Herald from fathering mo
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Virginia State Trooper’s Dubious Defamation Claim Dismissed posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
What do you do if you filed a highly questionable defamation case against Virginia Cop Block founder Nathan Cox?

If you’re Virginia state trooper Melanie McKenney, you don’t show up for court. That’s what happened on Monday, as McKenney’s defamation claim against Cox was dismissed when she failed to appear in Court.
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Tuesday June 24th, 2014

Federal Court: Cops Cannot Push Drug Dog Into Open Car Door posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Utah state troopers who used a drug dog as a pretense to search a car belonging to an innocent woman are in legal trouble. The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday ruled that the victims could sue the troopers for spending two hours rifling through their vehicle without finding anything unlawful, in violation of their constitutional rights.

Utah State Trooper Brian Bairett had been running a speed trap on Interstate 15 when a Jeep driven by Sherida Felders passed th
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Cop Shot In Face Ambushing Resident In No-Knock Raid posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (4409)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


This is NOT whether the ACCUSED was a nice guy or not. This is about the ACCUSER (police) using an ambush method in order to make an arrest. The tactic is almost always bound to cause an adverse reaction, one in which I think certain people on the force want. After all...the now can say, see, they want us dead.

I feel bad his superiors put him in that position but he should have
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Sheriff John Urquhart Keeps the "Gang" Together posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Darrion Holiwell is a self-described gang leader from Seattle who is accused of serious offenses. After learning that he was being investigated by the King County Sheriff's Office, Holiwell concealed his substantial arsenal and sent a text message containing undisguised threats of violence.

Holiwell, it would seem, is the kind of hyper-violent criminal suspect for
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Highwaymen vs. Agents of Official Plunder: The Correct Terminology posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police officers who stop motorists in search of cash or other assets to be stolen in the name of “asset forfeiture” are engaged in robbery, but it is incorrect to use the expression “Highwaymen” to describe armed agents of government plunder, explains LRC reader Timothy Paul Madden:

“I collect and read antique law dictionaries and just wanted to let you know that when the private sector does i
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California Cops Allow Suspect to Escape while Harassing Videographer posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police in California allowed a suspect to escape after they decided to harass a man for taking a picture of the arrest.

Naturally, the Glendale police officers ended up blaming the photographer for causing the escape, handcuffing and detaining him, accusing him of knowing the escaped suspect because they had made eye contact moments earlie
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Soviet-Style Courtroom Censorship: "It's Just Protocol" posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
During the Soviet era, foreign journalists and tourists would frequently have their cameras confiscated by the KGB, a practice that remains quite common in contemporary police states -- including the one being consolidated here in the United States.

"I was at the local courthouse just now for the court appearance of Hope Solo, the U.S. soccer player charged with domestic violence," a Seattle-area reporter and LR
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This Guy Asks a Cop a Question. The Cop Answers with His Taser posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A video submitted to the Free Thought Project Monday, shows a ridiculous interaction with an overzealous cop.

Zachary Noel and his friend Steven were driving into Salina, KS for a tattoo convention when they came upon a red light in a construction zone approximately 10:30 at night, so they stop.

The passenger in the vehicle, Steven, tells the Free Thought Project that they saw a “cop hanging out in the construction zone with a reflective vest on.. and a police van p
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Florida Man Arrested after Video Recording Deputies Mishandling Checkpoint posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Florida man who regularly video records DUI checkpoints to ensure police are operating in compliance of the law was arrested Friday night, moments after he had recorded Hillsborough County deputies falling out of compliance, which he believes may have been to wave a fellow cop through the checkpoint without having to be checked for sobriety.

Even if there was no cop in the car
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Mentally Ill Man Dies Hooded and Strapped to Chair While Prison Staff Make Jokes posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (I Acknowledge)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
COLORADO: A mentally ill prison inmate has died in custody, hooded and strapped to a chair, following a seizure – while guards are caught on tape stood around joking, and failing to attend to his medical needs.... (more)


Police impose stop-and-search checkpoint on thousands of concert-goers posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MORRISON, CO — Police took extraordinary steps to attempt to locate a suspect at a concert, searching thousands of vehicles at a mandatory checkpoint.... (more)


Monday June 23rd, 2014

High Desert Highwaymen: More Scenes from the Drug War in Treasure Valley posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In his private life, Justin Klitch of Payette, Idaho may be kind, personable, generous, and compulsively honest. While on the clock, however, he's a professional thug – in the original sense of the expression.

The Thugs of India were a nomadic, secretive order of highway robbers notorious for gaining the confidence of travelers before ambushing, plundering, and sometimes killing them. Klitch plays a similar role as a
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California Cop Turns Aggressive on Accident Victim in the Name of "Safety" posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Once again, a cop’s fear for his life led him to believe he was justified in physically injuring a man, even though the man was already reeling from an automobile accident that left the car on its side.

The incident took place in Chico, California June 10 after Joseph Rosales, 64, crashed his SUV into a building. Rosales said his dog hoppe
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Texas Teenager Faces 99 Years Over Pot Brownies posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


June 20 - A 19-year-old Texas man suspected of baking and selling pot brownies was shocked to learn that he faces between five and 99 years in jail. Vanessa Johnston reports.


New Emails Show That Feds Instructed Police To Lie About Using Stingray Mobile Phone Snooping posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We've been covering the increasingly widespread use of Stingray or similar mobile phone tower spoofing equipment by law enforcement. The stories have been getting increasingly bizarre lately, starting with the news that police were claiming that non-disclosure agreements prevented them from getting a warrant to use the technology. And then, there was the recent news that the federal government was regularly stepping in to claim owners... (more)


Is this East Germany, or Northern Idaho? Yes. posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Two young men from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho had just ended their shifts working in the productive sector when they were accosted and harassed by two costumed tax-feeders. One of the bored but ambitious officers claimed to have overheard one of their gainfully employed betters make a comment about a “nickel bag” — which would be a reference to the dreaded devil weed, marijuana.

When c
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Cops On A Power Trip Arresting People For No ID and Videotaping posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (Libertarian News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From the video notes:

We were 4 bikers on our way back from Flight 93 Memorial in Stoystown, PA. My friend and I get pulled over for crossing on double yellow.After waiting for citations for 10-15 minutes the other 2 bikers (my brother and other friend) walk up to see whats going on and just to wait with us. They stand off to side as instructed by the officer outside the vehicle.
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The Scandal of Fiddled Global Warming Data posted 06/23/2014, 12:44 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
...Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models. The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data. ... (more)


Thursday June 19th, 2014

Maryland Cop Charged With Felony For Slitting Restrained Dog's Throat posted 06/19/2014, 5:05 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


When officer Jeffrey Bolger of the Baltimore City police came upon animal control agents who had restrained a 7-year-old shar-pei which had gotten loose, the officer took it upon himself to pull out a knife and violently slit the animal's throat, all while it was fully restrained and under control with its neck in a dog pole. The cop's actions were so vicious not even the police are defend
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Update: 2nd officer suspended in slitting of dog's throat


Facebook Video Shows Cops Grab Man's Camera, Assault Him & His 58-Year-Old Mother posted 06/19/2014, 5:05 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A video posted to facebook today shows two belligerent cops assault a man and his mother.

The man filming is Richard Phillips who was at his mother’s house today when two Wareham, Massachusetts police officers, Chandler and Verhaegen showed up at the door.

It is unclear as to why the officers were there, but they were questioning the mother and she responded by say
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Drug War Blowback: Vegas Murderers Were Police Informants posted 06/19/2014, 5:20 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jerad and Amanda Miller, who were banished from Bunkerville by supporters of Cliven Bundy, had worked as informants for Nevada law enforcement agencies. After the Millers murdered three people — Las Vegas Metro Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, and Joseph Wilcox, an armed citizen who heroically tried to stop their rampage — their former handlers claimed that they were unaware of the couple’s “an... (more)


"Riot Control" Drone To Shoot Pepper Spray Bullets At Protesters posted 06/19/2014, 5:02 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A drone that is capable of firing 400 rounds of pepper spray and paint balls, as well as employing “blinding lasers” and loudspeakers to deter protesters has been developed and sold to an undisclosed company following a demonstration at a trade show in London.

Reports indicate that an undisclosed mining company in South Africa has purchased 25 of the “Skunk riot control copter” devices developed by military surveillance and communications contractor Desert Wolf.

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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 06/19/2014, 5:02 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In all the years we've been doing this weekly update, there's only been one week with no corrupt cops stories. This week is pretty quiet, but we've still got a couple. Let's get to it:

In Edwardsburg, Indiana, a former Edwardsburg police officer pleaded no contest last Tuesday to stealing pain pills from a private residence. Jesse Holmes, 23, was on duty when he assis
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Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Police Chief Defends Ticketing Man Who Stopped At Stop Sign, Says Law Requires Multiple Stops At Same Sign posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After video surfaced showing Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania police were completely in the wrong when they ticketed an innocent man for not stopping at a stop sign despite his coming to a complete stop, Jefferson Hills Police Chief Gene Roach refused to admit the ticket was in error.

Despite withdrawing the ticket after the fraud was completely exposed, the chief defending his officer saying saying, “technically…the law says you stop at the stop sign, you move forward, stop ag
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Mother Dies In Jail While Being Punished For Kids Missing School posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A mother of seven children was sentenced to jail time because she couldn’t afford the government fines imposed on her after her children had skipped school multiple times.   She died halfway into her 2-day sentence.

Eileen DiNino, 55, was found dead in her cell on June 7th, 2014, in Berks County Jail.   Her children had a habit of skipping school and the government had imposed a number of truancy violations on her.  The violations followed with fines and court c
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Privileged Purveyors of State Violence Seek to Ban -- Or Cage --Their Critics posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Although government-aligned media outlets generally are faithful stenographers for the coercive caste, the same is not true of social media. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have fatally undermined the official narrative that law enforcement is a noble calling by offering critics the means to document and publicize the criminal violence and pervasive corruption that characterize the profession. Thus it's not surprising that police are seeking to ban Facebook pages that document police misconduct a... (more)


Video Surfaces of Texas Police Executing Handcuffed Prisoner posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (LiveLeak)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


[Note, action starts at 18:10 mark (WARNING GRAPHIC)]

Earlier this year a grand jury declined to charge an El Paso police officer in the shooting death of a prisoner. A video of the incidenct was published on Monday, after the Texas Attorney General instructed the city to fulfill a request processed by the El Paso Times. The events of the
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Ohio Man Warns Drivers Of DUI Checkpoint, As Police Are Required To -- Then They Ticketed Him posted 06/18/2014, 3:01 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police ticketed an Ohio man who warned drivers of a drunken-driving checkpoint -- although police departments are required by law to notify the public.

Doug "Deo" Odolecki stood Friday night on a street corner in Parma with a white poster board marked with black letters reading: “Check point ahead! Turn now!”

Lt. Brian McCann asked him to remove the portions urging
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Tacoma Officer Runs Over Man Lying On Street posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (KIRO TV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Tacoma police are investigating after an officer ran over a man lying on the street early Saturday morning.

The incident happened at about 1:20 a.m. in the 600 block of North Fife Street.

Tacoma Police Department spokeswoman Loretta Cool told KIRO 7 a patrol vehicle traveling 10 mph ran over a person lying on the roadway.

The victim was a 22-year-old
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Boy Misbehaves In School, Cop Father Responds By Whipping Him 14 Times With Belt: Prosecutors posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (WCVB)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


EVERETT, Mass. —An Everett police officer forced his 10-year-old son to lie facedown as he whipped the boy with a belt, prosecutors said Friday.

Officer Jermaine Bellard, 32, of Saugus, pleaded not guilty to one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and held on $1,000 bail.

Prosecutors said Bellard was angry after the boy
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Gee whiz, I wonder where his child learned to misbehave?!?


Chicago: New Law Bans Police Use Of Ticket Quotas posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (Chicago Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Legislation signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn bans Illinois police departments from assigning ticket quotas and evaluating officers based on how many citations they issue.

Quinn, a Democrat, said the new law will allow police to use their judgment in deciding whether to ticket a driver. The law, which applies to local, county and state law enforcement, took effect immediately.

“Law enforcement officers should have discretion on when and where to issue traffic citation
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Florida man shoots robber after 911 transfers him to voicemail posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (My Fox Tampa Bay)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A home invasion and robbery in Pasco County is exposing some problems in the 911 dispatch system.

It happened earlier this week on Gwain Road in Port Richey. A man called 911 after four robbers with guns broke into his home, demanded money and prescription drugs.

The dispatcher tried to transfer the call from the fire department to law
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Military Blimps Will Float In Aberdeen, Tracking Potential Threats posted 06/18/2014, 2:59 AM (CBS Baltimore)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ)—Soon, Maryland will be the home to a couple of new landmarks. Actually, sky-marks.

As Mike Schuh reports, two large blimps will soon rise over Harford County and stay put.

Radar blimps like these have been used on the battlefield to track the enemy, and in the Caribbean to intercept drug runners.

Testing in Utah is complete. Now they’re being packed up and sent to Maryland.
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Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Has The Dept. Of Homeland Security Become America's Standing Army? posted 06/17/2014, 1:24 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS' governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most--a standing army on American soil.

The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and D
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Road Pirates and Prohibition Profiteers: Scenes from the Drug War in Treasure Valley posted 06/17/2014, 1:24 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
[Pictured: ISP Trooper Justin Klitch conducts a pretext stop, searching for weed.]

One of the risks of operating a medical marijuana dispensary is the possibility of attracting unwanted attention from violent, dishonest people willing to defraud and even kill others in order to indulge their addiction.

When a man calling himself "Dustin Hankins... (more)


Pittsburgh Cop Caught On Video Repeatedly Punching Woman Who Made Him Fear For His Safety posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Pittsburgh cop claimed he broke through a crowd of 50 people to apprehend a woman who was attacking a man during a gay pride parade this weekend, only for her to start punching and kicking him in the groin and chest as the surrounding crowd joined in and started pushing him.

Officer Souroth Chatterji said he had no choice but to grab Ariel Lawther by the hair and punch her repe
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Baltimore TSA & Airport Police assault journalist for filming at checkpoint posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Adam gets assaulted by Baltimore Airport Police and TSA agents for exercising his right to film government agents in public. Police threaten him with arrest for refusing to show ID and provide his birth date. Hilarity ensues, but does he get arrested or make his flight?


Va. court convicts gun rights activist Adam Kokesh, faces possible 15 years in prison posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Gun rights activist Adam Kok­esh, who was convicted of drug and gun charges Thursday in a Fairfax County court, did not contest the allegations, but he called the raid that led to his arrest “political persecution.”

Kokesh, 32, entered an Alford plea in Circuit Court to two felonies related to his possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms while possessing a gun. In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a conv
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Trooper harassed the teen he killed, mother says posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (The Charleston Gazette)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The mother of an 18-year-old man shot and killed by a West Virginia State Police trooper last week told a sheriff’s deputy four months ago that the trooper, who is their neighbor, was harassing her son. ... (more)


Monday June 16th, 2014

TSA Agent Pictured Searching 'Mini Me' Actor Verne Troyer's Nether Regions posted 06/16/2014, 1:06 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A TSA agent keeps 'Murica safe by inspecting famous actor Verne Troyer's nether regions, because you know, he could be hiding a bomb or something.

Picture via Verne Troyer's Facebook.


No-Knock SWAT Raid Leaves Texas Father Dead, Family Traumatized posted 06/16/2014, 1:06 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FORT WORTH, TX — Gun-wielding, black-suited law enforcers busted into a home with a battering ram, terrifying everyone inside and leaving one man dead. Newly released helmet-cam video of the incident shows in graphic detail how this violent no-knock raid produced yet another casualty in the vicious War on Drugs.

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The raid took place on May 16th, 2013. So-called “Zero Tolerance Officers” from the Fort Worth Police Department staged raid on a suspected “drug
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