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Monday June 8th, 2015
Fatal Beating Of Handcuffed Woman: Cop Convicted of Assault posted 06/08/2015, 7:51 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Los Angeles police officer accessed of kicking and striking a handcuffed woman who later died, was convicted by a jury of felony assault Friday.

Officer Mary O’Callaghan had pleaded not guilty to assault under color of authority in the 2012 arrest of 35-year-old Alesia Thomas, but after two days of deliberation by jurors, a guilty verdict was reached.

Officers had went to arrest Thomas at her home after she left her two children outside a police station.
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'American Torturers Told Me They Would Rape My Daughter to Get Confession,' Claims Britain's Last Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Shaker Aamer posted 06/08/2015, 7:50 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The last "British" prisoner in Guantanamo has described horrific torture at the hands of US interrogators who allegedly told him they would rape his five-year-old daughter.

Shaker Aamer, 48, has been held in the notorious jail for 13 years without charge after being imprisoned in Afghanistan on suspicion of working with al-Qaeda.

He was born in Saudi Arabia but gained British residency while living in the UK with his wife and four children, who he has not seen for 1
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Friday June 5th, 2015



Cop Publicly Shames Elderly Man In Uniform For 'Stealing Valor,' Turns Out He's A Real Vet posted 06/05/2015, 8:18 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It's a trend of late to videotape yourself "busting" someone for "stealing valor" because they're dressing in a military uniform despite not actually having been in the military. In this latest case out of Pennsylvania, a police officer joining in on the fad accused an elderly 75-year-old man of being a fraud and publicly humiliated him in front of a crowd at a Memorial Day arts festival. There's just one problem, the man... (more)


New Mexico: Joyriding Traffic Cop Held Liable For Fatality posted 06/05/2015, 8:18 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Some police officers see their "thin blue line" immunity from traffic tickets as a perk that comes with the job. It is not uncommon to see squad cars momentarily turn on their flashing lights to speed through a red light, only to have the lights turned off once they make it to the other side. On February 10, 2013, Albuquerque Police Sergeant Adam Casaus did not make it to the other side.

On Tuesday, the Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled that Casaus will not enjoy any immunit
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Proof You're Better Off Fighting Traffic Tickets in Court posted 06/05/2015, 8:18 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A small town in Texas known as a “speed trap” doesn’t have a prosecutor and relies on motorists to pay their tickets without challenging them in court, the city’s former judge admitted. The former judge of Calvert, Texas, David Viscarde, said that small towns write so many tickets not only for the revenue but also because they know the vast majority of drivers who simply pay up have no idea that the towns are incapable of trying the cases.

“The mindset of most small towns -- inclu
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Maui Police Officer Goes On Public Masturbation Bender posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over the past weekend a man in Maui, Hawaii went on a wild creeper spree, exposing himself and masturbating aggressively at strangers. From the files of Hawaii News Now:
Multiple sources tell [us] the man accused of exposing himself on Maui over the weekend is a Maui County police officer.The incidents happened near an Upcountry elementary school, a shopping center, and a pa... (more)


Man Awarded $35K After Cops Mistook Crackers for Crack Rocks posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Deptford, New Jersey -- Wenonah resident John Cokos recently settled a lawsuit against the Gloucester County police department for $35,000. The lawsuit comes after an arrest for drug possession because the officer claimed that his crackers were crack rocks.

According to NJ.com, the incident occurred in November of 2011 when Cokos was stopped by police because they saw him walking down the stre
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Cop Exonerated After Being Caught on Video Brutally Beating A Tourist Who Asked For A Tampon posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Broward County, FL — A deputy was recently exonerated for brutally beating a woman who was jailed for being drunk in public. However, a video has surfaced casting serious doubt on the judge’s decision.

As we previously reported, Audra West is a hairdresser from Texas who was on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida when she was arrested and assaulted by police. West had a few too
... (more)


Multiple Children Come Forward Claiming Police Beat and Abused them at Leadership Camp posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles, California – Police from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office were recently accused of physically and verbally abusing children. The alleged abuse took place at a camp they were operating at Camp San Luis Obispo, a California Army National Guard Military Base.

The children, ages 12 to 16, were participating in a 20-week-long program that aimed to teach discipline and leadership as well as reduce family conflict, according to a news release from Owen's law firm.
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New York Cop Who Pepper Sprayed Man for Flipping Him Off Suspended Without Pay and Will Likely be Fired posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Thursday was a good day for Adam Rupeka, the New York man arrested last month for essentially flipping off a cop.  He learned that the cop who pepper sprayed him in the face just before executing a UFC style armlock has been suspended without pay and will likely face termination.

Better yet, he learned all the trumped up charges he faced, incl
... (more)




WVC Cop Involved in Danielle Willard Shooting Will Get His Job Back posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (Fox 13 Now)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WEST VALLEY CITY — A police officer involved in the shooting of Danielle Willard and fired over mishandling of evidence may soon get his job back, his lawyer told FOX 13.... (more)


Thursday June 4th, 2015

Graphic Body Cam Footage Shows Killer Cop as He Murders an Innocent Unarmed Man posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Salt Lake City, UT — On August 11, 2014 Dillon Taylor was gunned down in broad daylight by Officer Bron Cruz.

The confrontation happened because Cruz confused Taylor with a possible criminal in the area.

Taylor, his brother, and his cousin were exiting a 7-Eleven in an area where police were searching for a suspect who had allegedly been waving a gun around.  These uninvolved young men allegedly
... (more)


Lawsuit Claims Officer Pulled Down Woman's Pants, Exposed Himself On Domestic Call posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A lawsuit filed in federal court on May 27 alleges a “lewd and disgusting” Las Vegas police officer pulled down a woman’s pants, photographed her, and then exposed himself.

Sasha Boseke says she called the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on June 1, 2013, after a “domestic incident” with her boyfriend, who assaulted her. The boyfriend was arrested.
... (more)


Cop Fired For Striking Handcuffed Suspect posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The video above was posted to Cop Block Central Florida’s Youtube channel and shows Detective Zach Pickett striking a man in the face while reading him his rights. Oh the irony there, right? According to the LiveLeak description:
South Daytona, FL – A South Daytona police officer accused of punching a handcuffed... (more)


Police Issue Arrest Warrants to Family Members for Cheering at Graduation Ceremony posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Senatobia, MS -- Four people were recently asked to leave Senatobia High School's graduation ceremony because they clapped and cheered for their loved ones. However, it did not stop there, the families were later served with warrants demanding that they appear in court to defend themselves against charges of “disturbing the peace.”

One parent, Linda Walker, explained to WREG that, "My 18-year-old daughter, Lanarcia Walker, graduated from Senatobia High," Walker said, explainin
... (more)


Surveillance Video Proves NYPD Cops Lied About Dirt Bike Wreck That Killed Driver and Left Passenger Brain Dead posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Newly released surveillance footage showing a New York City police car mowing down a dirt bike, leaving a 20-year-old man dead and his 17-year-old male passenger paralyzed with brain damage, proved witnesses were correct when they accused the NYPD of lying.

Now the family of the teen is suing the New York City Police Department.

The incident took place in October 2012 but the video is just now surfacing, disproving the NYPD tale that police were not pursuing the occ
... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 06/04/2015, 5:33 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Another jail guard goes down, a probation officer may need probation himself, and a Florida sheriff's officer was looking up information he wasn't supposed to. Let's get to it:

In Jacksonville, Florida, a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrol officer was arrested last Thursday as part of a federal drug round-up that netted 13 p
... (more)


Why Can't GreenCab Give You a Ride? HINT: It's Not Their Competition posted 06/04/2015, 5:32 AM (Institute for Justice)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Imagine a successful business with a history of innovation, job creation, and consumer satisfaction. Now imagine that this business is actually prohibited from opening in your town--not because the local government has any objection to its business model or its prices, but just because the local government thinks it has enough businesses in town. Sound crazy? Sounds like the story of Green Cab-
... (more)


Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

Teenage Girl Wins $45,000 Settlement After Spending Night in Jail for Rejecting NYPD Cop's Flirty Advances posted 06/03/2015, 6:00 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Bronx teenager has been awarded $45,000 after she was thrown in jail overnight, along with her friend, for rejecting an NYPD cop’s advances.

The teenager also claimed that one of the arresting officers fondled her breasts as she was being frisked.

Natalie Erlich was only 17-years-old when she was approached by New York City police officer José Peinan in 2013, who was in plain clothes.

Erlich was grabbing an after school snack with a friend when Pein
... (more)


Cop Returns From Suspension For Shooting Unarmed Man, Shoots Another Unarmed Man posted 06/03/2015, 6:00 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Another officer given a "second chance" ends in someone dead.

From The Guardian:
An unarmed black 18-year-old accused of shoplifting was killed by a police officer in Virginia who had been barred from patrolling city streets for almost three years after fatally shooting another unarmed man.

William Chapman was shot dead by Stephen Rankin, a white Portsmo
... (more)


School Cop Arrested After Surveillance Video Showed Him Body Slam 13-Year-Old Boy posted 06/03/2015, 6:00 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kissimmee, FL — On May 8, at Kissimmee Middle School, a 13-year-old boy and his mother were meeting with the school resource officer, officer Mario Badia.

The meeting followed a domestic disturbance at the home of the boy. During that meeting, Badia claimed that the 13-year-old attacked him and that he had to use force.

However, after school officials saw the surveillance footage of the incident, they called the Kissimmee Police Department. According to the departme
... (more)


Study: The TSA's Security Theater Troupes Missed 95% Of Smuggled Weapons And Explosives posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When it's not aggressively groping patrons, being outwitted by TSA-safe luggage, failing to understand the First Amendment, trying to expand its authority in strange and aggressive new ways or burning thro... (more)


NYPD Cop Used Dead Man’s Credit Card to Buy Herself a Diamond Ring: DA posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Dead men tell no tales — and they don’t buy cops diamond rings.

Prosecutors say an NYPD officer on a call helped herself to a corpse’s credit card number to buy herself some bling.

Ymmacula Pierre “is accused of disgraceful conduct by using the credit card information of a dead man to buy expensive jewelry,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
... (more)


Washington Post Tracking Police Shooting Fatalities posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Sunday, the Washington Post ran a lengthy story about police shootings in the USA thus far this year.  Fatalities are now 385, about twice a day–and those are only the fatalities (if someone is shot and is crippled or is on life support, that’s not part of this tally).

Excerpt:
The most troubling ­cases began with a cry for help.

About half the shootings occurred after family members, neighbors or strangers sought help from police because someo
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Cops Cleared in Shooting of 73-Year-Old Security Guard Who Called 911 for Help posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last month, grand juries cleared two police shooting cases that were brought to them by the State Attorney's Office in Broward County, including a case in which an elderly security guard was killed after he had called police to report a suspicious person.

In September 2012, Earl David Brown, age 73, was securing the grounds of the recycling facility, as he had for the past 35 years, when he reportedly noticed a "prowler" on the grounds. Brown called the Lauderhill Police Departme
... (more)


Farmer's Savings Among Police Seizures that Paid for Montana K-9 Unit posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (Star Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lorenzo Ayala saved more than $16,000 to buy tractor parts while on a road trip to Montana to visit a woman he met online, but he ended up unwittingly contributing it to the state's first K-9 unit.

Ayala forfeited his wad of cash after a state trooper became suspicious that the California farmer's generous amount of cologne, cluttered car and disputed criminal history were signs of drug trafficking.

Ayala, of Palo Alto, was never charged with a crime — but Montana k
... (more)


Man Under Surveillance by Joint Terrorism Task Force Shot Dead in Boston posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (NBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man wielding a large, military-style knife came at police and FBI agents as they attempted to interview him in Boston early Tuesday, and was fatally shot only after he refused to drop the weapon, officials said.

Usaamah Abdullah Rahim had been under 24-hour surveillance by the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, and a senior official told NBC News they were investigating whether the 26-year-old Boston man had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages and feared a
... (more)
Good example of the state-stenography journalism Glenn Greenwald talks so much about. - Chris


$1.38M Cop Beating Settlement Will Cost Inkster Taxpayers posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (Detriot Free Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Inkster property owners will soon face a one-time tax hit to cover a settlement reached between the city and a man beaten by a police officer during a traffic stop.

City Treasurer Mark Stuhldreher said Inkster will levy 6.45 mills on summer tax bills to pay Floyd Dent $1,377,500.

That means property owners will shell out about $178.67 on a home with a market value of $55,400, the median value of a home in Inkster, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
... (more)


Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

Cops Caught On Video Accidentally Pepper-Spraying Each Other As They Beat Handcuffed Man posted 06/02/2015, 10:27 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A video of Palm Beach Sheriff’s deputies beating a man at a traffic has just been uncovered by local CBS 12 in Florida.

The video clearly shows Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office tasering, pepper-spraying and beating a man at a traffic stop after they say he “resisted” them.

The stop occurred on November 28, 2013, and involved the locally-notorious Deputy Ernest Cantu – who has shot at least three other suspects to death in the past, including just over a month ago in Apr
... (more)


Michigan Cops Raided and Robbed Medical Marijuana Patient of Everything, Even Her Vibrator posted 06/02/2015, 5:16 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Aside from the so-called War on Drugs being a great success for the government on multiple levels and a boon to thugs who get off on beating their non-violent employers fellow citizens - it also creates an environment ripe for other forms of abuse.

Meet Civil Asset Forfeiture where cops take everything from a suspect and simply keep it even after the trumped
... (more)


May Drug War Mayhem: Five Civilians, Two Police Officers Dead in Separate Incidents posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police enforcing the drug laws killed five people in separate incidents last month. The victims become the 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th persons to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. Also killed in May drug war mayhem were two Mississippi police officers whose deaths were noted earlier here.

Here's who was killed and the circumstances in which they died:

... (more)


Photo Proves Police Covered Up Shooting of Florida Man Carrying BB Gun posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“He’s a black dude… he’s carrying a rifle!” the 911 caller declared. The incident occurred in Florida, where open carry of a BB-gun is completely legal, just like it is in Ohio where John Crawford was shot.

Just like John Crawford, who was killed by Beavercreek police in a Walmart pet food aisle, Jermaine McBean was carrying an air rifle, not a real gun.
... (more)


St. Louis County Towns Continue to Treat Residents Like ATMs posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Now that the many, many municipalities in St. Louis County face the prospect of a state law imposing a lower limit on how much revenue they can generate from traffic offenses (along with a credible threat of actually enforcing that law), they seem to be turning instead to non-traffic-related offenses, which aren’t covered by the new policy.... (more)


NBC Caught Altering Interview With Witness to Fit Police Narrative in Long Beach Police Slaying of Student posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NBC Los Angeles selectively edited a video interview of a witness to a police shooting to better fit the police narrative about the killing of an unarmed college student last week.

Now friends and family of the victim, Feras Morad, who was shot and killed by Long Beach police on Wednesday, are putting the news station on blast through social media.
... (more)


Disobey the Veterinarian-Industrial Complex... posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (Thomas DiLorenzo)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
... and you may be fined and imprisoned for “animal cruelty.”  This is what a Florida woman is threatened with after refusing to be plundered with a $3,000 vet bill to treat her beloved, aged dog’s infected teeth.  One has to wonder when vets were given IRS-style taxing powers.

What’s next on the road to galloping totalitarianism — fining teachers for reward
... (more)


Monday June 1st, 2015

Witness Says Cops 'Executed' Man at Burger King, Manager Says Police Deleted Surveillance Footage posted 06/01/2015, 6:31 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From NBC Chicago:
Chicago police officers deleted footage from a security camera at a Burger King restaurant located fewer than 100 yards from where 17-ye... (more)


Internal Affairs Investigator Blows Whistle: 'I Was Ordered To Destroy Videotape' posted 06/01/2015, 6:31 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Denver Sheriff's Internal Affairs Bureau investigator claims he was fired after refusing to follow orders to destroy a videotape that showed an inmate being “humiliated and degraded,” earlier this month.

Brent Miller worked for the Adams County Sheriff's Office for nearly 26 years before retiring and agreeing to work for the Denver Sheriffs Department.

As a civilian internal affairs investigator, Miller says he was assigned to investigate several complaints fi
... (more)


Two Men Stuck in Flood Call Police for Help, Cops Arrive and Kill One of Them, Arrest the Other posted 06/01/2015, 6:31 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(Tulsa, OK) On Friday, two brothers called police for help as they were trying to move their truck after it had stalled on a road that was quickly flooding. Soon after Oklahoma State Troopers arrive, one of the brothers is shot dead by the very people they called for help and the other brother finds himself arrested after he just watched his own brother being shot to death.

The local Tulsa World reports,
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a Tulsa ... (more)


Mother Questions Why Police Were Not Indicted In Son's Death posted 06/01/2015, 6:31 AM (KATC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Muffled cries of "you're trying to kill me," and "I can't breathe" are audible in new video of the struggle that lead to Robert Minjarez' death in March 2014.  This week, a grand jury found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the officers who restrained Minjarez.


Bill Would Require Gun Owners to Have Liability Insurance or Pay $10,000 Fine, Cops Exempt posted 06/01/2015, 6:24 AM (AL.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There's been a surge of gun-control legislation in Congress in recent weeks. The latest efforts would require gun owners to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon or face a fine of up to $10,000.

The Firearm Risk Protection Act, introduced Friday by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, N.Y., provides an exemption for service members and law enforcement officers.

"We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns," Malo
... (more)


Sunday May 31st, 2015

Cops Arrest Subway Riders For "Manspreading" posted 05/31/2015, 8:32 AM (Gothamist)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Police Reform Organizing Project's new "That's How They Get You" report (PDF) features a roundup of stories compiled from long hours spent monitoring arraignment and summons courts. Among the 117 vignettes, which PROP director Robert Gangi said were usually based on court testimony—and occasionally on conversations with defendants and lawyers, or reviewing lawsuits or news reports—this anec... (more)


Friday May 29th, 2015

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison posted 05/29/2015, 9:17 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ross Ulbricht, the man behind the darkweb drug marketplace known as the Silk Road, has just been sentenced to more imprisonment than he has actual lives: two life sentences and "max sentences on all other charges." In addition, the government has chosen to hold him financially culpable for every single transaction that occurred at the Silk Road -- a fine of $184 million -- $166 million of which it has already recouped t... (more)


Ross Ulbricht Lawyer and Mother Reaction To Life In Jail posted 05/29/2015, 9:17 PM (WeAreChange)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Student Punished for Bringing Hot Pepper to School posted 05/29/2015, 5:42 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The family of a Long Island student is suing his high school after administrators punished him for bringing hot peppers to lunch.

The mother of Nick Lien, a 10th grader at Centereach High School, says her family has a healthy appreciation for spicy food.

“I eat hot food. My family eats hot food,” Nick’s mom, Sharon, told CBS New York. “It’s just in our blood.”

So imagine Sharon’s confusion when she was summoned to school over a food item her famil
... (more)


Dallas PD Guts Specifics From Citizen Recording Policy, Leaving Only Vague Reminder To Respect Pre-Existing Rights posted 05/29/2015, 5:40 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It shouldn't need to come to this, but the Dallas Police Department has finally issued a policy related to citizen photography. There are many reasons law enforcement agencies need to remind officers of the right to record, but the Dallas PD may have needed a bit more of a nudge after a Texas legislator tried (unsuccessfully) to impose additional restric... (more)


Hawaii Cops Who Made Masseuses Touch Their Dicks Won't Charge Them With Sexual Assault posted 05/29/2015, 5:40 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A partially happy ending to this "happy ending" story. But some could still be deported.... (more)


Thursday May 28th, 2015

Federal Judge Believes Motorist, Not Cop, In Traffic Stop posted 05/28/2015, 5:19 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It is not often that a judge sides with a motorist over the testimony of a police officer. For US District Judge Kathleen Cardone, the testimony of El Paso, Texas cops proved to be so incredible that she had no choice earlier this month than to believe Felicia Waller, who was a passenger in a white 2002 Chevy Tahoe pulled over on September 25, 2014 for allegedly speeding. Instead, she Waller wound up arrested by drug task force officers because she had a small amount of ammunition in her own hom... (more)


Teen Girls Face Felony Charges For Senior Prank Putting Alarm Clocks In Lockers posted 05/28/2015, 5:19 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From WCNC:
TROUTMAN, N.C. -- South Iredell High School was evacuated Tuesday morning after police say a senior prank prompted a bomb search.

Dan Farrell's daughter Shannon Farrell is one of two students arrested.

He said, "I was called by my younger daughter saying my older daughter was taken away by the cops."

Farrell says his da
... (more)


Virginia Man Is Harassed While Eating In Hotel Parking Lot posted 05/28/2015, 5:19 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The officer approached Mr Williams’ car, and before identifying himself, he asked if Williams had a room at the hotel.

After Williams positively indicated that he did have a room at the place of business, the officer proceeded to ask further invasive questions before finally demanding Williams identification.

After a few moments of back and forth, Williams finally
... (more)


Arizona Cop Suspended for Snatching Man's Phones, Claiming They Could be Weapons posted 05/28/2015, 5:19 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


An Arizona cop said she was in fear for her life when a man pulled out his iPhone to record her during a traffic stop, which is why she snatched the phone out of his hands, prompting him to pull out another phone, which she also snatched.

After all, Tempe police officer Lara Camberg later claimed, she had
... (more)


Wednesday May 27th, 2015

Federal Judge Tosses All Evidence Obtained By FBI's 'Cable Guy' Ruse posted 05/27/2015, 4:25 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The FBI's evidentiary ship has come in. And it's cargo hold is completely empty.

Earlier this year, the FBI found itself facing a judge thoroughly unimpressed with its dramatic flair. As you may recall, as part of an investigation, the FBI cut the cable to some Las Vegas bungalows, and then pretended to be cab
... (more)


Video Shows NYPD Harassing, Assaulting Teens On Elevator posted 05/27/2015, 4:24 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A New York City Housing Authority video has been released showing two NYPD officers intimidating and harassing an elevator full of people in a housing project.

The subsequent interaction resulted in criminal charges for 18-year-old Eastern New York native Jaleel Fields who has now settled a lawsuit with the city for $50,000, filed in a federal court in Brooklyn, which claimed the officers violated his civil rights.

This video shows “the everyday harassment kids who
... (more)


Cop Claims Freedom of Speech Does Not Give Citizens the Right to Question Police posted 05/27/2015, 4:24 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Hartford, CT — Entrepreneur and police accountability activist, Michael Picard was out warning drivers about a DUI checkpoint ahead when he caught a cop speaking quite candidly about his authority.

On his YouTube channel, Picard explains how the night progressed:
On Friday, May 15th, I cop blocked a DUI checkpoint in Hartford, CT, holding up a sign that read... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 05/27/2015, 4:24 PM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philly's dirty narcs escape criminal convictions, a Georgia cop is in trouble for stealing dope from the evidence room, and a San Francisco cop heads to prison for ripping off drug dealers and supplying dope to snitches. Let's get to it:

On May 14, six former Philadelphia narcotics officers were found not guilty in a major federal poli
... (more)


Ohio: Code Enforcement Officers Personally Liable For Seizing Cars posted 05/27/2015, 4:24 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Code enforcement officers in Riverside, Ohio do not have the unfettered right to tow cars from a private residence that they they imagined they had. Although Voncile DuBose and Peter Williams were backed up by a city ordinance, they found that they did not have the statutory immunity for their actions on the city's behalf that they imagined, thanks to a ruling earlier this month by the Ohio Court of Appeals. A divided three-judge panel held Kevin Vlcek could hold city employees personally liable... (more)


Tuesday May 26th, 2015

Texas SWAT Police Storm Old Man's Home, Break His Hip, Leave Him Lying In His Own Feces posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a shocking case that has only just come to light, an 81-year-old man was SWAT teamed at his home by heavily armed police and left on the floor with a broken hip.

Herman Crisp described the incident, which occurred last September, to reporters with KTBC News.

Crisp claims that the SWAT officers stormed onto his property without warning and set off a flash-bang grenade, which
... (more)


Capital Police Break Into Mans Unattended Car, Blow Up Pressure Cooker posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Capital police broke into a man’s unattended vehicle, parked near the National Mall in D.C. on Sunday, and blew up a pressure cooker they found inside, video recorded from the scene illustrates.

Police say that Capitol police officers spotted the parked, unoccupied car on a street west of the Capitol around 5 p.m. before “further investigation
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Cops Turn into Bullies After they're Filmed Breaking the Very Laws they are Supposed to Enforce posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


St. Paul, MN — On May 18, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a large-scale revenue collection operation masked as concern for public safety.

A post on their Facebook page explains how the revenue collection initiative will be heavily enforced during the last two weeks in May. They describe how in a single four-hour event, 27 officers were able to conduct 227 traffic sto
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Before Sentencing, Ulbricht Begs For Leniency: “Please Leave Me My Old Age” posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Convicted Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht and no less than 97 of his friends and family members have written to a judge just days prior to sentencing, asking her to impose the most lenient sentence possible. (Ars has posted the letters online along with the court filing of photos of Ulbricht and many family and friends.)

Under federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, Ulbri
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'Free Range' Parents Cleared of Child Neglect in 1 Case posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (NBC4 Washington)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Maryland couple investigated for neglect after letting their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases, their attorney said in a statement Tuesday. ... (more)

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