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Wednesday February 18th, 2015
Autistic Boy Locked In 'Scream Room' With A Broken Hand By His Teachers posted 02/18/2015, 10:56 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An autistic boy has described how his teachers would pin him down, drag him through a hallway and lock him in a concrete 'scream room'.

Carson Luke still has nightmares about the harrowing experience four years ago at a school for the disabled in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The 13-year-old was sent into the secluded chamber - hidden behind metal doors and separated from the main school building - after an aggressive outburst in 2011.

When he was inside wor
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It Literally Started With A Witch Hunt: A History Of Bite Mark Evidence posted 02/18/2015, 10:56 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On May 4, 1692, the Rev. George Burroughs was arrested in Salem, Massachusetts on suspicion of witchcraft. The only physical evidence against Burroughs were bite marks found on some of the girls he was accused of recruiting to join him. Summarizing the research of historians on the ordeal in an article for the February 2014 newsletter of the New York State Dental Association, William James Maloney writes that at trial, “the defendant’s mouth was pried open and the prosecution compared his teeth ... (more)




Taxpayers Foot $200K Bill After Police Intentionally Burned Down Woman's Cabin to Kill Man Inside posted 02/18/2015, 10:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Big Bear, CA– Palmdale resident Candace Martin and her son Eric Funnell have agreed to a $200,000 settlement after police were caught on a scanner plotting to burn their cabin down. The lawsuit is to be paid by the tax payers of San Bernadino County.

The fire was set with the intent to kill Christopher Dorner, an alleged cop killer, who was hiding inside.
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Tuesday February 17th, 2015

Citizen Spots Old Man on Sidewalk, Fears for His Life posted 02/17/2015, 10:26 AM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The latest police outrage being passed around the internet is this case from Madison, Alabama. A 57-year-old Indian man (Sureshbhai Patel) was walking down the sidewalk in his son’s neighborhood when the police pulled up, questioned him, and within 90 seconds, threw him to the ground and partially paralyzed him. The brutality was so obvious, that the police chief was forced to “re... (more)


Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You posted 02/17/2015, 10:25 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"You had to live--did live, from habit that became instinct--in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."--George Orwell, 1984

None of us are perfect. All of us bend the rules occasionally. Even before the age of overcriminalizati
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Cops No-Knock Raid, Stomp Necks, Destroy & Nearly Burn Down Home -- To Find Broken Pot Pipe posted 02/17/2015, 10:25 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Wichita, KS– A Wichita mother and local business owner has taken to YouTube to express her anger over a violent no-knock raid that occurred on Friday morning at the home she owns and rents to her son and his friends.

Taylor Tymony, 22, and Michael Kostelecky, 21, were home on Friday around 10 am. That’s when officers, armed with rifles burst through the unlocked door to the home they share with another friend, with a battering ram.

The roommates were allegedly order
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Man Thrown in Prison for 3 Months for Possessing Completely Legal Vitamins posted 02/17/2015, 10:25 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Mankato, Minnesota – 31-year-old Joseph Burrell was thrown in jail for months after he was apprehended for possessing an unidentified white powder. A field drug test wrongfully identified the white powder as drugs; they were vitamins.

Burrell was arrested in November and charged with four felony counts of drug possession. He was then held for three months in jail his bail was set at $250,000.

After 3 months of his life were stolen, the substance was tested again in
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"Officer of the Year" Admits to Raping 20 Male Immigrants, Not Charged as Sex Offender posted 02/17/2015, 10:25 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Broward County, FL — A former Florida police officer has admitted to forcing undocumented immigrants into having sex with him.

Jonathan Bleiweiss, 34, pleaded guilty to an array of charges last week, admitting to 14 counts of armed false imprisonment, 15 counts of battery and four counts of stalking. However, he avoided all of the charges with “sex” in them.

Most likely due to his police officer status, this former Broward Sheriff’s deputy was given an insultingly l
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Australian Who Stitched Own Chainsaw Wound, Washed It With Gin & Drank Some For Pain Relief Before Driving To Hospital Loses DUI Appeal posted 02/17/2015, 10:23 AM (ABC.net.au)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A learner driver who stitched his own chainsaw wound before attempting to drink drive to hospital has lost an appeal to have the matter considered "trifling" by the Supreme Court.

Timothy Withrow, who sustained the wound at this Port Willunga home south of Adelaide in February 2014, used a sewing needle and fishing line to stitch himself up for fear the cut could become infected.

He had earlier phoned the Noarlunga Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre, only to be to
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Monday February 16th, 2015

"Hold Up. We're Red Right Now!" - Cops Turn Off Cameras Before Further Beating Man posted 02/16/2015, 3:15 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
St. Louis, MO — A lawsuit was filed, and charges have been dropped after dash cam video was released showing St. Louis cops turning off their cameras prior to further assaulting an 18-year-old man.

In a prime example of why police are lobbying to make their camera footage secret, St. Louis cops were caught coordinating the turning-off of their cameras
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Retired NJ Teacher Facing Felony Charges For Possession Of Revolutionary Era Flintlock Pistol posted 02/16/2015, 3:15 PM (NRA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


“Beware of New Jersey,” warns Gordon VanGilder.

The retired schoolteacher is the latest to fall victim to the Garden State’s gun laws — the 72-year-old is facing up to 10 years in prison for having an antique flintlock pistol in his car.

In this exclusive report, his attorney notes that VanGilder is facing the same felony charge for his unloaded mid-1700s firearm
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Sickos Set Up Fundraiser For Cop Who Paralyzed Grandfather posted 02/16/2015, 3:15 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A cop who has been fired and now faces third-degree assault charges after brutally paralyzing a 74 year old man has received support from an online campaign that has already raised over $3000.

In a bizarre turn of events, an Indiegogo campaign has been set up by pro-police supporters for Officer Eric Parker of Madison, Ala
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YouTube Prankster Pushed, Intimidated, and Threatened by Police for the "Crime" of Passing Gas posted 02/16/2015, 3:15 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY– YouTube prankster Valeriy Abramov, the man who brought you Officer Oinkie McBacon is at it again, and this time, he is farting- or at least pretending to, at the police.

In his latest video for his channel, ValTV, Abramov is pushed, intimidated, and threatened, for the apparent crime of having gas (or seeming to).

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Mother Asks Cop To Help Son Stay Out Of Trouble, Cop Chains Him To A Pole, Beats, Electrocutes Him posted 02/16/2015, 3:15 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A mother in Richmond County, concerned that her son was falling into bad company, asked a local Sheriff's deputy to help set the 12-year-old boy on a straight path by talking to him. Instead, the cop opted to handcuff the child to a pole and beat him senseless.

Deputy Alton Walter has been fired and arrested following the incident, during which he is also alleged to have electrocuted the child with a taser.
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LAPD Targets Citizens' Free Speech Rights posted 02/16/2015, 3:14 PM (The Beacon)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As tech CEOs gather with President Obama and other government officials at today's White House Cyber Summit at Stanford University, it is important for entrepreneurs to keep in mind who they are breaking bread with.

A case in point: Charlie Beck, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), wrote a letter recently to Larry Page, CEO of Google, to complain about the Waze app's ability to track the location of police officers.

Waze is a wildly popular mobile app
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ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of 'Law Enforcement Safety' posted 02/16/2015, 3:14 PM (Town Hall)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In its never ending goal to ban modern sporting rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed new regulations banning common AR-15 ammunition, arguing it's necessary to protect the safety of law enforcement officers.... (more)


Sunday February 15th, 2015

Chicago Cops Who Exposed Department Corruption, Threatened with "Going Home in a Casket" posted 02/15/2015, 5:00 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chicago, IL — Two Chicago police officers have launched a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. The allegations made against the department make the Gestapo look like the boy scouts.

Shannon Spalding and her partner Daniel Echeverria uncovered a massive level of corruption in their department, leading to the arrest of other officers.

After the first two cops had been initially arrested in their investigation, the department pulled the plug before an
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Friday February 13th, 2015

Video Shows Cop Paralyze Innocent Elderly Indian Man Taking His Morning Walk posted 02/13/2015, 10:02 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Video has been released showing a Madison, Alabama police officer partially paralyzing an elderly Indian man for the crime of being "suspicious" while taking a morning walk.

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who does not speak English, had come to America to help his son and his wife take care of their new 17-month-old baby boy.
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India "disturbed" by Ala. cops roughing up grandfather


Officials In Missouri Are Suing Their Own Residents For Voting Against The Police State posted 02/13/2015, 10:02 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Question: When do you know that you live in a tyranny?

Answer: When the citizens vote to ban red light cameras and the city reacts by suing them.


St. Charles County, MO — St. Peters, O'Fallon, Lake St. Louis, and a councilman from O'Fallon have filed a lawsuit against their OWN CITIZENS.

In November of last year, the citizens of St. Charles County democratically expressed their anger with the use of red light cameras in their town. S
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TSA: New Sheriff, New Rules? posted 02/13/2015, 10:02 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Changes within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) should prompt you to reconsider the wisdom of crossing into or out of the United States. The TSA is slowly turning from counter-terrorism to criminal law enforcement, which will include the pursuit of tax violaters. And you may not be able to rely on the agency's notorious incompetence for much longer.

Meet the New Sheriff. Not Quite like the Old

John Pistole stepped down as head of
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California Deputies Try to Snatch Camera, Pull Teen from Car for Recording posted 02/13/2015, 10:02 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


California deputies confronted a group of teens parked on the side of a residential road, accusing them of “suspicious activity” because they were in a “gang neighborhood.”

But it was also the same neighborhood where one of the teens lived. That teen, the one in the backseat doing the talking, made it clear he was not a gang member. That he was just a kid who knew his rights, whi
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South Carolina Says It's A Felony For Prisoners To Look At Facebook; Sends Many To Solitary Confinement posted 02/13/2015, 10:01 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Dave Maass, over at EFF, has an absolutely insane story about how the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) added a special new level 1 felony charge (for reference: murder, rape, rioting and hostage-taking are all level 1 felonies) for... using a social network while in prison. Yes, these individuals are already prisoners, but this draconian law a... (more)


Thursday February 12th, 2015

Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For 26 Years, Police Hid Evidence Of Innocence posted 02/12/2015, 9:20 AM (My Fox Detriot)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Detroit man is expected to be awarded $2.5 million after spending years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

"He's struggling mightily to survive in a world that's completely foreign to him," says attorney Julie Hurwitz. "He served half his life in prison as an innocent man."

Now that money is supposed to right the wrong after a bungled rape investigation that led to a then-21-year-old to spend nearly three decades in prison.

You'll have to excu
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North Carolina Court Admits Illegally Obtained Evidence In License Case posted 02/12/2015, 9:20 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police may not violate constitutional rights to obtain a drunk driving conviction, but the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can. The North Carolina Court of Appeals came to that conclusion last week in reinstating the driver's license suspension of Myra Lynne Combs.

On January 6, 2013, Mount Airy Police Officer David Grubbs wrongly stopped Combs, who was behind the wheel of a blue SUV. An anonymous caller reported seeing a blue Ford Explorer weaving on Highway 52. Officer Grubs
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Video Surfaces Showing Cops Publicly Executing Man as He Ran Away with his Hands Up posted 02/12/2015, 9:18 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Pasco, WA — A man was publicly executed by Pasco police Tuesday as dozens of witnesses, including children, watched in horror.

A cell phone video uploaded to Facebook Wednesday shows several officers chasing down the fleeing man, who had his hands in the air, and then firing multiple rounds at him.

Police have not yet released the man’s identity.

The stop occurred after the man was acting erratically by the roadway. Officers were responding to a comp
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Police Shoot Teenage Boy Because Someone Nearby Had A Toy Gun posted 02/12/2015, 9:18 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles, California – A police officer accidentally shot a 15-year-old child after he saw someone else pointing a toy gun. The boy that was injured was not the person holding toy gun and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The police then detained the group of children that were present, and blamed the entire situation on them.

Speaking to the media this week, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Andrew Smith denied any responsibility on the part of the pol
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Statist Middle School Principal to Report Child to the FBI for "Throwing a Flag" posted 02/12/2015, 9:18 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Española, NM– An Española middle school principal Robert Archuleta, is contacting the FBI to try to get a student expelled after some students were caught misbehaving, and one 14-year-old allegedly took it too far.

Four rambunctious students were throwing workbooks and erasers out of their 8th-grade classroom window, when one student grabbed the flag and tossed it out the window and into the snow with the other items.
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More Power For Bad Cops: NYPD Head Supports Raising 'Resisting Arrest' To A Felony posted 02/12/2015, 9:18 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Here's a horrifying statement:
Asked whether the penalty for resisting arrest should be increased from a misdemeanor to a felony, [NYPD Commissioner Bill] Bratton said he supported the idea.

“We need to get around this idea that you can resist arrest,” Bratton reiterated to reporters after the hearing. “One of the ways to do
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Police Officers Can Sue Newspaper For Publishing Descriptive Info, Raising Serious First Amendment Issues posted 02/12/2015, 9:18 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We just recently wrote about a troubling case in the 9th Circuit in which a court tried to "balance" free speech rights against state publicity rights. Now, over in the 7th Circuit, there's a troubling ruling that seems to suggest a particular privacy law might similarly override the First Amendment. The writeup at the... (more)


Widow Faces Federal Charges Because She Deposited Inheritance Money In Lumps posted 02/12/2015, 9:18 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DUBUQUE, IA — A widow’s bank account was seized by the IRS and she now faces criminal charges for depositing her legal inheritance money in lumps instead of all together.

Janet Malone, 68, had $18,775 seized from her — money that was legally earned and was legally bestowed to her by her late husband, Ronald Malone. The problem, according to the government, was the fact that she deposited it in several lumps instead of all at once.

According to the Associated Press... (more)


Jails Have Become Warehouses for the Poor, Ill and Addicted, a Report Says posted 02/12/2015, 9:16 AM (The New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jails across the country have become vast warehouses made up primarily of people too poor to post bail or too ill with mental health or drug problems to adequately care for themselves, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The study, “Incarceration’s Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America,” found that the majority of those incarcerated in local and county jails are there for minor violations, including driving with suspended licenses, shoplifting or evading subway fares, and
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 02/12/2015, 9:15 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A suburban Philly cop is under suspicion in a case of missing drug evidence, a former Philly cop who worked with a dealer to rip off other dealers is heading to prison, and so is a former Virginia cop and DEA task force member who used his position to gain sexual favors. Let's get to it:

In Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, an unnamed police is under investigation after drugs and cash went missing from evidence. The Delaware County DA's Office is looking into it.

In P
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Wednesday February 11th, 2015

Miami Cops Flood Waze With Bogus Speed Trap Data, Don't Understand How Crowd Sourcing Works posted 02/11/2015, 10:05 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We've been discussing how law enforcement organizations have started ramping up their war on the Google-owned, traffic info crowdsourcing app, Waze, in the belief that it's hindering local revenue generation. More specifically, they've been trying to stop the app and its users from reporting police speed trap locations, going so far as to make the absurd argument that the app allows citizens to become police "stalkers." Of course as noted previously, these officers are usually in plain sight... (more)


Grandfather Visiting Alabama From India Stopped by Police While Taking Walk, Left Partly Paralyzed posted 02/11/2015, 9:51 AM (AL.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Madison police last week roughed up a 57-year-old Indian citizen who was walking on the sidewalk outside his son's home, leaving the older man temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized with fused vertebrae.

"He was just walking on the sidewalk as he does all the time," said his son, Chirag Patel, this morning. "They put him to the ground."

No crime had been committed. Madison Police on Monday issued a statement saying the department had suspended the officer and were i
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NYPD Cop Indicted for Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley posted 02/11/2015, 9:47 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The district attorney in Brooklyn has secured his fourth indictment against a cop in as many months. Peter Liang of the New York Police Department (NYPD) was indicted on a charge of manslaughter for shooting and killing Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a public housing project in Brooklyn.  According to local news reports Liang and his partner weren't sure exactly where... (more)


Cop Points Gun at 14-yo Boy Playing on a Balcony, "Accidentally" Pulls Trigger, Shoots Him posted 02/11/2015, 7:46 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Baltimore, MD — A Baltimore County police officer shot a 14-year-old boy Monday night while moonlighting as an apartment complex security guard.

Police said two security guards were working off-duty at the Woodridge apartment complex who were investigating reports of people inside apartments that were under construction.

The officer who shot the teen told police that he saw someone come out on a balcony. He said he was pointing his weapon at the balcony, and it simp
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Murder-Suicide Shooter Who Killed Dallas Cop: "I Killed Him Because He Was Going to Hit Me Again" posted 02/11/2015, 7:41 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Dallas, Texas – Over the weekend a Dallas police officer, Larry Tuttle, was killed in a murder-suicide at his home. Police say the woman that shot him, Otto Machelle Thomas, called 9-1-1 to report that she had killed him, “before he could hit (her) again,” prior to taking her own life.

At a press conference Assistant Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker said,
"The 911 clerk asked Miss Thomas what had happened and she replied, 'He was getting ready to hit me again and... (more)


Former Salem, Virginia, Police Officer Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Soliciting Sexual Favors in Exchange for Potential Lenient Treatment posted 02/11/2015, 7:41 AM (Department of Justice)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former police officer employed by the City of Salem, Virginia, and assigned to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for soliciting and receiving sexual favors from a cooperating defendant in exchange for agreeing to recommend a favorable sentence to a federal prosecutor on the defendant's behalf. 

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Ada
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The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone posted 02/11/2015, 7:41 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On January 26, the New York Times claimed that “a CIA drone strike in Yemen. . . . killed three suspected Qaeda fighters on Monday.” How did they know the identity of the dead? As usual, it was in part because “American officials said.” There was not a whiff of skepticism about this claim despite the fact that “a senior American official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, declined to confirm th... (more)


Tuesday February 10th, 2015

Heroic Man Stops Armed Robbery, Police Charge Him With A Felony posted 02/10/2015, 1:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
La Crosse, WI– A Wisconsin man is facing a felony charge after bravely intervening and stopping an armed robbery at a local bar just before closing, early Monday morning.

The bartender, who was occupied at the register, had her back to the bar, just before closing. When she turned around, a masked woman was pointing a handgun at her and demanded all the money from the register.

The bartender was complying with the robber’s demands, when Jeff Steele began to walk to
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Woman Says Austin Police Put Bag Over Her Head, Strapped Her to Chair to Perform DUI Blood Draw posted 02/10/2015, 7:11 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
AUSTIN, Texas (CN) - Austin police put a bag over a woman's head, strapped her to a chair and used "choke hold pressure points" to draw her blood for a DUI test, the woman claims in court.

Caroline Callaway sued Austin, Travis County, Austin police officers, county sheriff's officers, Pro-touch Nurses and one of its employees, alleging unlawful search and seizure, excessive force, assault and battery, negligence and medical malpractice.

Callaway says defen
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Flashback: DUI Suspects Subjected to Forced Blood Draw On Suspicion of Drunk Driving


Family Asks Cops to Check on 74-Year-Old Vet After Surgery, and They Break in and Kill Him posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
State officials in North Carolina have launched an investigation after a police officer in Gastonia shot and killed a 74-year-old man while performing a welfare check.

Gastonia police Chief Robert Helton explained at a press conference on Sunday that a family member had asked officers to check on James Howard Allen on Saturday afternoon, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Helton said that Allen’s family had asked for the welfare check because the 74-year-old vete
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TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Precedents exist for requiring citizens to produce special ID for domestic travel; they include Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and Russia (both Imperial and Soviet).

Over the Christmas season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) quietly announced that America was walking down that path. By 2016, all domestic air travel will require either a traditional passport or a federally-compliant ID card called “Real ID.” State driver's licenses will no longer allow
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Deputy Sentenced to Jail for Assaulting 4-Yr-Old Boy, Causing Brain Damage; Claim Boy 'Fell From Stairwell' Rejected posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (KPTV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MCMINNVILLE, OR (KPTV) - A former Yamhill County Sheriff's Office deputy is guilty of assaulting a 4-year-old boy, leaving the child with a serious brain injury.

Michael Abo, 36, was arrested in January 2014. He pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to first-degree assault and was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

Abo had served as a Yamhill County Sheriff's Office deputy and a reserve officer with the Yamhill Police Department.

Police said the victim,
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NYPD Has a Plan to Magically Turn Anyone It Wants Into a Felon posted 02/10/2015, 7:09 AM (Gawker)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Wednesday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton urged state legislators to consider increasing the penalty for resisting arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony. The change, he argued, would help New Yorkers "get around this idea that you can resist arrest. You can't." It would also give cops an easy way to turn victims of their own worst impulses into the worst ... (more)


This Prisoner's Note Isn't From Some Dystopian Dictatorship. It's From Texas. posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (ACLU.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Every day from dusk to dawn there's noise, banging, clanking, yelling, screaming. Everyday someone is getting hurt or hurting themselves. Everyday there's fire and floods and complete chaos & hate...Every day is a challenge here. A challenge against insanity."

This sounds like a dispatch from a war zone or a maybe a line from some post-apocalyptic science fiction movie, but it's actually the description of a typical day in solitary confinement for Alex, a prisoner in Texas.
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So Far this Year, All Identified Cop Killers, Were Also Cops posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Nocona, Texas -- An officer responding to a domestic disturbance at a North Texas residence, shot and killed off-duty sheriff's deputy Larry Hostetter, 41, shortly after midnight.

Police were tight-lipped about the incident other than to say that the Texas Rangers are leading the investigation.

In a news conference Monday morning, Sheriff Paul Cunningham said Hostetter was a good person, had been a law enforcement officer since 2000 and that being a sheriff’s deputy
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Cop Admits to Having Sex With Prostitute Who Stole His Gun, Faces No Punishment posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kensington, CA — A Kensington police officer, spent $70 on a night he was almost able to forget.

Sgt. Keith T. Barrow of the Kensington police department took a trip to “the biggest little city in the world” last year. Barrow had a discrete encounter with one of Reno’s pros in a shady little hotel room, in an area of town known for its rampant prostitution.

Barrow, apparently overly trusting in his temporary companion, fell asleep. When he woke up, according to cour
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John Kiriakou: Blowing Whistle on Bush-Era Torture 'Was Worth It' posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Former CIA agent John Kiriakou said Monday that the Bush-era torture program "was approved by the president himself" and that the two years he spent behind bars for blowing the whistle on that program was worth it.

Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison in 2013 after pleading guilty to releasing the name of an officer implicated in a CIA torture program to the media and violating the Intel
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Indiana: Traffic Cops May Not Open Pill Bottles posted 02/10/2015, 7:08 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police have no business looking through the pill bottles belonging to a motorist stopped for a routine traffic violation. That was the conclusion of a three-judge panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals, which last month reversed Antonio Garcia's conviction on drug charges because an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer violated the state constitution.

At around 9pm on August 6, 2012, Officer Philip Robinett saw a white Chevrolet Trailblazer that did not have its headlights on.
... (more)


Monday February 9th, 2015

Cop Turns Off Dash Cam, Threatens To Kill Man In Front Of His GF's Kids, Keeps Job posted 02/09/2015, 5:43 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Niles, Ohio police officer who allegedly threatened to kill a man in front of his girlfriend's kids is back on the job after receiving a minor 30 day suspension. Despite an internal investigation faulting the officer for use of force violations, unlawful search and seizure or detention, misuse of his own dash cam, and for ordering a fellow cop not to record, the Niles police evidently felt the officer's conduct did not merit him losing his job.

From WKBN:
NILES... (more)


Video Shows Austin Cops Firing Bean Bag Rounds at Man With Hands Up posted 02/09/2015, 5:43 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The Austin Police Department, a department with a history of using excessive force, shot bean bag rounds at 20-year-old Devon Smith after he surrendered to a SWAT team with his hands up Friday night.

Police claim Smith had a knife and posed a danger to officers.  But the video tells a different story.

In the video, Smith is seen walking out of the house with his ha
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Michigan Proposes Death Penalty for Killing an Officer--Furthering Special Treatment for Police posted 02/09/2015, 5:43 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Frankenmuth, MI– Senators in Michigan, the first state to ban capital punishment, have proposed a constitutional amendment allowing the death penalty for the first-degree murder of an on-duty police or corrections officer.

The resolution is sponsored by Sen. Virgil Smith, a Democrat, but also has backing from the top two Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate.  The divisive bill would require a 2/3 majority vote in both chambers before it would be put on the statewide ballot.... (more)


One Pill, 10 Years: Ky. High Court Reviews Vet's Sentence posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- To his lawyer, James Kidd is the epitome of the kind of person that Kentucky lawmakers don't want sitting in prison.

An injured Gulf War veteran with no prior felony record, Kidd was convicted of drug trafficking in a controlled substance in 2009 for selling a single pill and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Modern Tech Suggests Government Data on Police-Related Homicides Flawed posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publishes statistics on police-involved homicides, while on duty, of civilians. Its system relies on voluntary self-reporting by the nation’s more than 18,000 local and state police agencies.

Self-reporting works well when there is an incentive to report and an incentive to report accurately. But police departments have no incentive to report this emotionally charged information with possible political ramifications. As a result, some grou
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Police Detective Botches 82 Special Victims Cases, Walks Away With Career Mostly Intact posted 02/09/2015, 5:37 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When it comes to criminals, most people agree that those who sexually victimize children are the worst of the worst. What happens when you turn over sensitive cases to a detective who apparently doesn't feel like doing the job? Well, cases fall into the cracks, along with the victims. Sure, even the best detectives and Special Victims Units are going to have a few that "get away." But in the case of Detective Tammy Kilgore Alois, it wasn't just a few that "got away." It was dozens. (via Croo... (more)


Friday February 6th, 2015

Kansas Police Ticketing People For 'Illegally' Warming Up Their Cars posted 02/06/2015, 7:17 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kansas police have found a new source of revenue for which to fill their coffers, they're aggressively ticketing people $125 for "illegally" warming up their cars.

From KSHB:
ROELAND PARK, Kan. - A split second decision you make in the morning might cost you a $125 ticket.

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Shock Video Shows Cops Run Down Man with Cruiser, Severely Beat Him, Charge Him with Assault posted 02/06/2015, 7:17 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philadelphia, PA — Two Philly cops have been charged with the assault of a man after surveillance footage revealed the officers lied about the incident.

The laundry list of charges that Officers Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight are facing is lengthy:

Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Criminal Conspiracy, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Tampering with Public Records or Information, False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities, Obstructing Administration of L
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Good Samaritan Saves Woman's Life After Overpowering a Cop Who Was Trying to Kill Her posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Louisville, KY — Louis Mossey was driving down a county highway when the car in front of him unexpectedly swerved off the road and hit a tractor in a John Deer store parking lot. He had no idea what he was about to witness.

When Mossey gets out of the vehicle to check on the wellbeing of the occupants in the crashed car, he is immediately met with yelling and cursing from a belligerent man.

The man yelled at Mossey and then went back to yelling and cursing at the fe
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Motorist Shot by Trooper Gets Nearly $300,000 Settlement from State Government posted 02/06/2015, 7:16 AM (The State)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
COLUMBIA, SC — A Columbia motorist shot late last summer by an ex-Highway Patrol trooper in a confrontation that drew national attention has received a nearly $300,000 settlement from the state.

Levar Edward Jones was paid $285,000 through the state’s Insurance Reserve Fund, Scott Hawkins, spokesman for the fund said Tuesday. The settlement was reached Oct. 3, within a month of the Sept. 4 incident when trooper Sean Groubert fired shots at Jones after the officer pulled Jones ove
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