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Monday March 23rd, 2015
How Much Does an FBI Agent Make? posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (David Hathaway)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
$121,097.  Every journeyman, non-supervisory, regular ordinary plain-Jane FBI agent with five years on the job and with no particular job specialty or unique pay enhancement (like flight pay, Sunday pay, scheduled overtime pay, hazardous duty pay, foreign COLA pay, post differential, night differential, housing allowance, danger pay, travel per diem,  temporary quarters allowances, or reimbursable undercover expenses), makes $121,097 if he works in the Washington, Baltimore, Maryland, or Norther... (more)


The Need for Care With 'Thoughtcrime' posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When does an online fantasy cross the line into criminal conspiracy? That's the issue the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is currently weighing in United States v. Gilberto Valle, the so-called "cannibal cop" case. EFF filed an amicus brief in support of Valle today, arguing that finding him guilty of conspiracy based on his online... (more)




Police Officer Charged With Holding Gun to Man's Head: "We're PGPD; We Shoot People" posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer in Maryland has been indicted on assault charges after prosecutors say he held a gun to the head of a man who hadn't committed a crime.

[...] According to prosecutors, Santiago was on patrol in a Bowie neighborhood last May and told two men that they were parked illegally outside a home when they weren't. The driver explained that he was dropping off his cousin, prosecutors said. Santiago ordered that man, who had been walking toward his house, to return to the c
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Man Mistakenly Shot by Police: ‘Sometimes They Make Mistakes’ posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (The Seattle Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Puyallup man who won a $5.5 million settlement after he was shot 16 times in his bed by officers serving an arrest warrant on another person says he bears no ill will to police in general or the officers who shot him. “Sometimes they make mistakes.”... (more)


Friday March 20th, 2015

FL Police Hire Cop Fired For Lying And Excessive Force, Say He's A 'Nice Guy' posted 03/20/2015, 2:47 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Former Orange County, Florida sheriff's deputy Jeff Iannuzzi was fired for lying and using excessive force, yet Ocoee, Florida police just hired him, telling the media he's a "nice guy" who just has some "anger issues."

From WFTV:
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy who was fired for excessive force is now working elsewhere... (more)




Woman Dies While on Phone with 9-1-1. Cop Chooses to Go to Lunch Instead of Respond to Call posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lee County, FL — A woman is dead, and a deputy is on paid vacation after deciding to go to lunch instead of respond to a 9-1-1 call.

Sheriff Micke Scott thinks his deputy should be fired for not showing up.

At approximately 1:00 pm someone called 9-1-1 and dispatchers say that the person on the other end of the phone was silent. It would later be discovered that it was 47-year-old Gwen Minis calling. She had just gotten out of the hospital after suffering from a hea
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Cop Fired For Shooting At Vehicle Full of Children Hired As Sheriff's Deputy posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (ABQ Journal)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SANTA FE – Former New Mexico State Police officer Elias Montoya, dismissed last year after firing three shots at a fleeing van occupied by a mother and her five children, has been hired as a deputy sheriff in Taos County, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe confirmed Tuesday.

Montoya has said he was unaware the van was full of children and that he was aiming at a rear tire when he shot at the van as it sped away on NM 518 south of Taos in October 2013.

The gunfire followed a chao
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Crazed, Camouflaged Cop Terrorizes Teens for Mud Bogging Through Open Field in Indiana posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A crazed cop in camouflage terrorized a pair of teens in Indiana for mud bogging through an open field in a jeep Saturday, chasing them in a red truck before blocking their path, which was when the driver hopped out, wielding a gun before displaying a badge.

Merrillville police officer Gerry Croarkin proved to be a bullying asshole, to put it bluntly, because there are hardly any
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When The SWAT Team You Founded Kills Your Son-In-Law posted 03/20/2015, 2:43 PM (Al Jazeera America)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – William “Dub” Lawrence doesn't shy away from dirty work.

Unclogging the drains of sewage pits isn’t exactly how the 70-year-old planned to spend his golden years, but neither is his work investigating killings by police officers.

“I witnessed my son-in-law killed by the SWAT team I founded,” he said.

In 1974, Lawrence was elected sheriff of Davis County – in the northern suburbs of Salt Lake City. A year later, he launched the dep
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DEA 'Cold Consent' Encounters Constitute Federal Stop-and-Frisk posted 03/20/2015, 2:43 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over at Forbes, the Institute for Justice's Nick Sibilla details a new report from the Department of Justice concerning the Drug Enforcement Administration's practice of cold-stopping travelers at ai... (more)




NY Judge Rejects Request to Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (RT USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Judge William Garnett declined to release grand jury records in the Eric Garner case, stating the plaintiffs had not made a "compelling" case for "need." Requests for the records were made by civil rights groups and the New York Post.

In his 12-page decision, the New York state Supreme Court Justice said that during oral arguments, the petitioners had asked for the minutes from the gran
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Lawsuit: Atlanta Police Chief, Fulton DA Obstructed Justice posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (AJC.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal lawsuit filed by the former head of Atlanta’s crime lab accused the Fulton County district attorney and the Atlanta chief of police of being lawbreakers who acted to secure convictions at the expense of justice.

Donald Mikko pulls no punches in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. In it he accused District Attorney Paul Howard and Chief George Turner and one of Howard’s top prosecutors of obstruction of justice and racketeering.

The lawsuit contends H
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Former Allentown Police Officer Fired, Charged With Beating Two Suspects posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (The Morning Call)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Allentown police officer chased down an armed robbery suspect last spring, stopping the man by firing his Taser and stunning him at least three times, according to court records.

Officer Ryan G. Alles wasn't done there, authorities said. He kicked the suspect repeatedly in the left eye, the face and the ribs, they allege. The man lost consciousness, suffered vision loss and needed sutures to close a wound to his left eyebrow as a result of the June 12 beating, authorities said.
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Bizarre Federal Ultimatum Could Land Innocent Woman Behind Bars posted 03/20/2015, 1:59 PM (The Pontiac Tribune )
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Doreen Hendrickson, along with her husband Pete, are libertarian activists who file tax returns in an unconventional way and encourage others to do the same. Because of this, Doreen was charged by the federal government with defying two court orders.... (more)


How a Gun in a Marijuana Dispensary Led to a Secret Gang of Rogue Deputies posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (LA Weekly)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A few years ago, Johnny Yang bumped into an old acquaintance. Yang wasn't working at the time, and as they got to talking the man offered him a job. Yang had worked in restaurants, as a busboy and a dishwasher, since dropping out of Mount San Antonio College. Now the 27-year-old would be commuting from his dad's house in Walnut to Superior Herbal Health, a marijuana clinic in South L.A. He would have more responsibility. His primary job would be to count the money. He also would learn to shoot ... (more)


Deaf Homeless Man Jailed In Virginia For Six Weeks Says He Was Denied Interpreter posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
He knew he was in jail, but he didn’t know why.

Eventually, Abreham Zemedagegehu learned that he had been accused of stealing an iPad – an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers because he is deaf. He described a frightening, isolated experience in which medical procedures were performed without his consent and he feared for his safety.
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Thursday March 19th, 2015

Cop Who 'Legally' Robbed People Of Their Cash Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon posted 03/19/2015, 5:08 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Winnemucca, NV — Last year, Sgt. Lee Dove became the poster child for asset forfeiture in America. After video footage of his extortion racket became public and a subsequent photo depicted him smiling as he showed off the cash he stole from innocent people, Americans became that much more aware of asset forfeiture.

Now he’s in a different photo, his mugshot, and that should go equally viral.
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San Diego Police Caught Sanitizing Brutality Cases On Wikipedia posted 03/19/2015, 5:08 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From UT San Diego:
A San Diego Police Department dispatcher and anonymous Wikipedia users have edited or deleted paragraphs from the misconduct section of the police department’s Wikipedia page five times since January 2014.

One of the Wikipedia users told U-T Watchdog he made the changes because individual cases were wrongly used to smear the whole department, or be
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Texas Lawmaker Wants To Make It Illegal To Film Cops From Less Than 25 Feet Away posted 03/19/2015, 12:15 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Now that it's pretty much settled that the public has the right to record the police*, legislators are now moving to peel back this begrudgingly "granted" First Amendment protection.

*Exce
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Hero Cop or Police Brutality? Video Shows Cop Save Man's Life, Then Beat Him Afterward posted 03/19/2015, 12:15 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Boston, MA — In May of 2014, MBTA detective Shawn Conway made an amazingly swift move and grabbed a man a split second before he fell onto the train tracks at Park Street Station.

The officers actions were truly amazing. The MBTA subsequently released the surveillance footage from the station showing Conway’s heroic actions. But they left the second half of the video out; we now know why.

The video originally released by the MBTA ends with the detective dragging the
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Charges Dropped Despite Video Showing APD Officer Shooting an Innocent Man in the Face posted 03/19/2015, 12:15 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Atlanta, GA– Former Officer Kylema Jackson will be remaining a free man after accidentally shooting unarmed Will O. King in the face.

The incident happened while Jackson was banging on King’s driver side window with his gun during a traffic stop in April of 2013.  Jackson had been on the force for 11 years and had a long history of abuse complaints at the time of the incident.

Dashcam footage of the incident has finally been released to the public after the former o
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A sticky-fingered Detroit cop goes down, so does an entrepreneurial New Mexico deputy, and more jail guards get in trouble. Of course. Let's get to it:

In Baltimore, a Baltimore County jail guard was arrested last Thursday on charges related to a drug smuggling conspiracy at the jail.
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Witnesses: DA Bullied Testimony That Put Rapper Away For 30 Years posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- Fourteen years after rapper McKinley "Mac" Phipps was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenage fan at a show, five prosecution witnesses have told The Huffington Post that police and prosecutors bullied them into fingering the once-promising hip-hop artist as the gunman.

The star witness, Yulon James, who testified she saw Phipps fire the fatal shot, said she was repeatedly threatened by the parish district attorney's office, headed b
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Virginia Cops Brutalize and Abuse Student for Trying to Enter Bar With Fake ID posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Virginia cops are coming under fire for viciously abusing a college student for trying to enter a bar with a fake ID during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, leaving his face bloodied and bruised and requiring ten stitches, prompting the governor to call for an investigation.... (more)


Wisconsin Police Officer Kills Suspect On First Day Back After Previous Shooting posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On his first day back from a mandatory leave for shooting and wounding a knife-wielding man earlier this month, a Wisconsin police officer shot and killed an armed suspect after confronting him following a chase, authorities said.... (more)


Wednesday March 18th, 2015

Cops Respond to Wrong House, Kill Service Dog Who Worked With Children With Down Syndrome posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Diego, CA– Ian Anderson, of San Diego, is heartbroken after his 6-year-old service dog, Burberry, was shot and killed by a police officer outside his home in Pacific Beach on Sunday morning.

The beautiful and beloved Pitbull began barking around 5:30 am when the police incorrectly arrived at Anderson’s home for “what appeared to be” a domestic disturbance. The police had reportedly went to the wrong address.
“For six years Ian Anderson raised his beloved do... (more)


FBI Pins 'Terrorist' Nametag On 'Retarded Fool' Without A 'Pot To Piss In' posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The FBI's preference for easily-investigated terrorism is well-documented. We're routinely assured that all sorts of domestic surveillance tech and agency opacity is necessary to protect us from a whole host of threats, but for the most part, the terrorists "apprehended" by the FBI seem to be people who've had the misfortune of being "befriended" by under... (more)


Comply or Die–Trends in Modern Policing posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Every time an officer is killed in the line of duty, it makes local, if not national headlines. Though always shocking, the number of law enforcement fatalities has remained fairly steady over the years. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 165 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 1917. Fatalities hit relative high points during alcohol prohibition in the 1920s a... (more)


Ferguson Shooting Suspect Recants, Says He Was 'Pistol Whipped' By Police posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (Yahoo News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The suspect charged with shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., last week is now recanting a confession that he was the gunman, his lawyer told Yahoo News on Tuesday.

“He told me that he never fired a weapon,” said Jerryl T. Christmas, attorney for Jeffrey Williams.

Christmas said Williams, 20, was scared and in a “tremendous amount of pain,” having allegedly been pistol-whipped before being questioned by detectives.

“I
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Denver Police Officer Fired For Using Excessive Force Against Jailed Woman posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver police have fired one of its own for excessive force after the officer violently stripped a detained woman of her belt and shoes.

The startling jail footage of Officer James Medina holding down a combative and screaming woman, who refused to remove her belt and shoes, resulted in his termination last week.

He should have asked a female cop to help him instead of wrestling her on the holding cell bench while repeatedly ordering the victim to “not bite” him, a
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Stingrays and Police Secrecy posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The New York Times this week published a troubling article detailing the secrecy surrounding police use of Stingray cellular site simulators. Essentially, these devices (which can be mounted on vehicles or carried by hand) mimic the signals of a cell phone tower in order to force cell phones in a given area to connect to the device. Both data on the phone (including numbers, texts,... (more)


No Charges Against Cops who Killed Man in Miami Beach Memorial Day Viral Video Incident posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Four years after police fired more than 100 rounds at a man during Miami Beach’s controversial Memorial Day Weekend, killing him instantly even though he was not wielding a gun, prosecutors announced they would not file charges against the officers.

After all, they said, the cops were only trying to keep Raymond Herisse from hurting anybody.

Never mind the fact that cops shot four innocent bystanders by wildly firing their guns on a crowded street in an incident cap
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Pardons Elude Men Freed After Decades in North Carolina Prison posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — In the days leading up to the one last summer when Henry L. McCollum left North Carolina’s death row, it seemed that inmates and staff members could not stop talking about what awaited him beyond Central Prison.

The man who had spent almost his entire adult life awaiting execution would be able to go out for fried chicken, his favorite. Maybe he could strike a movie deal. At the very least, Mr. McCollum remembers, people told him that he would be a man of cons
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Utah Moves Closer to Using Firing Squads for Executions Again posted 03/18/2015, 10:41 AM (CNN)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A bill that would allow Utah to use firing squads to execute some death-row prisoners passed in the state Senate on Tuesday.

The measure, which passed 18 to 10, will be sent to Gov. Gary Herbert, who has not said whether he will sign it into law or veto the bill.

Herbert released a statement on the legislation, which would add death by firing squad as an option in a state that uses lethal injection.
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Tuesday March 17th, 2015

This Cop's Department said he "Acted Admirably" When he Strangled Non-Violent Handcuffed Woman posted 03/17/2015, 5:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chicopee, MA — After a new chief took over the Chicopee police department, he released a video showing a former officer attempting to strangle a handcuffed woman.

Maylene Maldonado was being booked for an alleged assault on an officer when the incident took place in February 2013.

The officer who assaulted the handcuffed woman is Sergeant Daniel Major. Maldonado has since named Major in a $1 million federal lawsuit. 

Major is no longer employed by
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Border Patrol Agents Pull Man From Car in Chilling Video posted 03/17/2015, 5:18 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


U.S. Border Patrol agents wasted no time in pulling a man out of his car at a checkpoint when he refused to tell them where he was headed and did not consent to having his trunk searched.

“I do not consent to any searches or seizures,” said Rick Herbert, who had a camera planted on the dashboard in front of the driver’s seat.

“What is your reasonable suspicion?”... (more)


"Do You Know Who I Am?": McCop Gets Pissy As Man Calls Him Out For Parking In Handicap Spot posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A video of a Massachusetts cop emerging from McDonalds and being called out for parking in a handicap space has gone viral, as an example of what happens when citizens police the police.

The cop, carrying a sack of burgers and a tray of junk, walks (able bodied) to his cruiser but is interrupted by a man who asks him if he is aware of the parking infraction.

The o
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Teacher Facing Obstruction Charges for Trying to Stop School Cop as He Choked a Child posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lakewood, WA — Students are speaking out against what they believe to be a case of excessive force at their high school.

An officer at Clover Park High School is now being investigated for using excessive force after arresting a student.

The student is facing a charge of resisting arrest, and a teacher is also facing possible charges of obstruction for trying to help the student. The case has been referred to the city attorney who will determine if charges will be f
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Judge Says Rapper Tiny Doo Cannot Be Jailed for Rap Lyrics posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (10News.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From 10 News:
SAN DIEGO - A judge Monday dismissed all charges against a San Diego rapper and another man who were accused under a conspiracy law that allows for the prosecution of gang members if they benefit from or promote crimes committed by fellow members.

After a daylong hearing, Judge Louis Hanoian threw out all charges against rapper Brandon Duncan and co-defendant Aaron Har
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Body Cam Footage Show Dallas Cops Killing Man Holding Screwdriver in Non-Threatening Manner posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Dallas police released body cam footage of officers shooting and killing a mentally ill man holding a screwdriver, even though the man was only leaning against a doorway, not even wielding it in a threatening manner.

But the cops were in fear for their lives anyway, which is why they opened fire, killing Jason Harrison, a 38-year-old man whom only seconds earlier, his mother had
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Eric Garner Filed a Lawsuit Claiming NYPD Officer Violated Him by 'Digging His Fingers in My Rectum in the Middle of the Street' posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A lawsuit filed by Eric Garner against the NYPD nearly a decade ago claims they violated him by penetrating his body and exposing his penis to passersby in the middle of street even though he asked to be taken to the station, then slapping a fake drug charge on him when he said he would sue for violation of his civil rights.

You can read the body of this l
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Cops Who Edited Eric Garner Wikipedia Page Have Been ID’d, Won’t Be Punished posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (Mediaite)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced today they have identified the officers responsible, but “I do not anticipate any punishment.” He did say they’ve been “admonished.”... (more)


Fleeing California Meth Suspect Crashes Cycle, Has Gun, is Killed posted 03/17/2015, 11:32 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man attempting to elude police on a motorcycle crashed his bike, then allegedly pulled a gun and was shot and killed. James Richard Jimenez, 41, becomes the 13th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to a statement released by the Napa Police Department, officers with the department's Special Enforcement Unit were preparing to serve a search warrant for drugs and fir
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Monday March 16th, 2015

Cop Shoots 8th Grade Child With Taser Gun for 'Being Disruptive' posted 03/16/2015, 12:30 PM (Filming Cops)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
POWHATAN COUNTY, VA — Think back to 8th grade: do you remember ever talking out loud or being “disruptive”?

Imagine if the punishment was an armed police officer approaching you and shooting you with a Taser gun, frying your nervous system with electrical voltage, for being “disruptive.”
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Maryland Man Killed Fleeing Bust, Cop Claims Suspect Tried to Run Him Down posted 03/16/2015, 12:30 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A 37-year-old black Maryland man was shot and killed Wednesday by a Cecil County sheriff's deputy after being pulled over with a load of heroin. According to police, Terry Garnett, Jr. was attempting to flee the traffic stop when his vehicle approached the deputy, and "fearing for his life," the deputy opened fire.

By The Chronicle's running count, Garnett becomes the 12th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

Citing law
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Drug War Insanity: 11-Year-Old Suspended, Arrested for Having a Leaf, that Wasn't Pot posted 03/16/2015, 12:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Bedford County, VA — The latest victim of the state’s nonsensical, negligent, and immoral war on drugs is a 6th-grade student from Bedford Middle School.

The 11-year-old student, who’s only identified as R.M.B., was accused of bragging that he had marijuana. When the child was taken to the principle’s office, school administrators found a crumpled up leaf in the boy’s book sack.

RMB was immediately suspended for a year. A sheriff’s deputy the filed marijuana possess
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ACLU Targets Obama with New Lawsuit Over Drone Wars, 'Kill List' posted 03/16/2015, 12:29 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The American Civil Liberties Union will file a new lawsuit against the Obama administration over continued secrecy surrounding its controversial use of armed drones to carry out lethal strikes and assassinations across the globe, the Guardian reports on Monday.

According to journalist Spencer Ackerman, who was given advance notice of the suit, the ACLU is
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A Dad Was Executed For Deaths Of His 3 Girls. Now A Letter Casts More Doubt. posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CORSICANA, Tex. — More than a decade after Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for the arson murder of his three young daughters, new evidence has emerged that indicates that a key prosecution witness testified in return for a secret promise to have his own criminal sentence reduced.

In a previously undisclosed letter that the witness, Johnny E. Webb, wrote from prison in 1996, he urged the lead prosecutor in Willingham’s case to make good on what Webb described as an earlier pr
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Border Patrol Supervisor Arrested For Installing Camera In Women's Restroom posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (UT San Diego)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Diego — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who was being investigated by federal and state officials was arrested Friday.

Armando Gonzalez was taken into custody about 3:30 p.m. at an undisclosed location in San Diego County, FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said. The charge or charges are sealed until Gonzalez appears Monday for a federal court hearing.

[...]Following a San Diego police investigation, Gonzalez was issued a citation on Jan. 9 for allegedly instal
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Davie Police Officer Arrested, Charged With Extortion posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (CBS Miami)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – A Davie Police Officer is facing charges of extortion after his ex-girlfriend’s claims that he threatened to send out photos taken during their intimate relationship–also known as revenge porn.

Officer James Krey is facing two charges of extortion after he allegedly threatened an ex-girlfriend, also a Davie Police Officer, to send photos from their intimate relationship, according to Coral Springs PD.

The relationship between Krey, who has
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UK: Police Use Stop And Search Powers On 300 Toddlers posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police have used controversial stop and search powers on nearly 300 toddlers over the last five years, new figures have disclosed.

The development is thought to reflect a trend for adult or teenage criminals to conceal illegal items such as guns, knives and drugs on young children in a bid to avoid detection.
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Saturday March 14th, 2015

Criminal Violence as Political Theater: Standard Operating Procedure for the FBI posted 03/14/2015, 6:42 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“The Investigations Division of the Office of the Inspector General has thoroughly reviewed your allegations and concluded that the issues raised do not warrant an investigation by this office,” insisted the unsigned March 10 letter from the Justice Department.

The “allegations” and “issues” I had raised in my March 2 letter to Associate Deputy Attorney General David Margolis dealt with disclosur
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Judge Scolds Lying Cops, Acquits 16-yo Boy of Assault on Police After Video Shows Self-Defense posted 03/14/2015, 6:42 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Portland, OR — On Thursday, a 16-year-old boy, who was facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a police officer, was found not guilty on all charges.

Circuit Judge Diana Stuart ruled that Thai Gurule, a Roosevelt High School sophomore, did not resist arrest. He also didn’t strangle and assault police officers as they had originally claimed.

Stuart’s strongly worded decision took more than 15 minutes to read aloud as she made sure to let the cops in
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75% of Denver Cops Aren't Turning on Body Cams in Use of Force Contacts, This is Why posted 03/14/2015, 6:41 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Denver, CO — A local news team in Denver has obtained video twice in just one week of officers brutalizing individuals. Both time the officers were disciplined after it was exposed.

The latest cop to be caught using excessive force on an arrestee is officer Chad Sinnema. Sinnema was suspended for a mere four days after using force that could have killed a man back in August.
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NYPD Caught Red-Handed Sanitizing Police Brutality Wikipedia Entries posted 03/14/2015, 6:40 PM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
IP addresses linked to the New York Police Department's computer network have been used to sanitize Wikipedia entries about cases of police brutality.

This wouldn't be the first time we've seen nefarious alterations to Wikipedia entries, and it won't be the last. But the disclosure of NYPD's entries by Capital New York come as the Justice Department an
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Friday March 13th, 2015

Police Allow Secret Service Agents To Go Home Without Sobriety Tests After Crashing Into White House Barricade posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Washington Post:
The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week, an ... (more)


Video Shows Cop Choking Out Child Until He Goes Limp, Child Left with Brain Injury posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (The Free Thought Project)
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Louisville, KY– Louisville Metro Police Officer Jonathan Hardin, 31, has been arrested for assaulting a child at the school where he was working as a resource officer.

Surveillance video released after it was played during a probable cause hearing on Thursday shows Hardin choking out a 13-year-old student back in January. This was only five days after the officer allegedly assaulted another 13-year-old student in an unrelated incident.

Hardin was also named in a civ
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Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A bill introduced to the Texas House of Representatives would make it illegal for private citizens to record police within 25 feet.

House Bill 2918, introduced by Texas Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) on Tuesday, would make the offense a misdemeanor. Citizens who are armed would not be permitted to record police activity within 100 feet of an officer, according to the Housto
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Oregon Man Commits No Crime, But Held In Jail For 900 Days posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (OregonLive.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Benito Vasquez-Hernandez has orange canvas slip-ons, a single spoon, a wristband he wears at all times. He has little else.

He lives in a small cell with a single window high above his head and sleeps on a skinny mattress resting on a cinderblock frame.

Vasquez-Hernandez is treated like any other inmate in the Washington County Jail. But he's unlike every other inmate there.

At 897 days and counting, the 59-year-old may be the longest-held material wi
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Thursday March 12th, 2015

Canadian Town Bans Spitting, Swearing And Gathering In Groups Of Three Or More posted 03/12/2015, 4:51 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Taber, a town of 8,100 in Alberta, Canada, must be in the midst of the nation's smallest and least impressive crimewave. How else would you explain the town's new "Community Standards Bylaw," which imposes the following on its residents?
With a sweeping n... (more)

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