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Wednesday May 13th, 2015
Documents: TSA Sexual Abuse Rife; Travelers Have Breasts, Penises Felt While Screeners 'Roar With Laughter' posted 05/13/2015, 11:26 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information act have revealed that TSA sexual abuse is still rife in airports across the nation, with Americans complaining of being sexually harassed and groped while screeners laugh and sneer at them.

The documents were uncovered by Judicial Watch, the accounta
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Kansas Police Officers Pull Brothers Over at Gunpoint, Falsely Accusing Them of Stealing Car posted 05/13/2015, 11:26 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Kansas police followed a pair of brothers in their car for a minute-and-a-half before turning on their emergency lights and siren, and pulling them over, ordering them out at gunpoint as one brother recorded it all.

The Wichita police officers had Josh and Jeremy Armbeck both lay down on the ground where they were handcuffed, accused of driving a stolen vehicle.

Bu
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Special Forces Train With Cops For House to House Raids posted 05/13/2015, 11:26 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Special Forces out of Fort Bragg are training with SWAT officers in Richland County, South Carolina this week for house to house raids, another unnerving sign of the militarization of domestic law enforcement.

The late night and pre-dawn exercises, which will involve the 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, have been running since May 8 and will conclude on
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D.A.R.E. Officer Resigns After He was Caught Selling Drugs to High Profile Bourbon Thieves posted 05/13/2015, 11:26 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Frankfort, KY– Officer Mike Wells of the Frankfort Police Department resigned on Monday, after being implicated in selling anabolic steroids to one of the main figures in the high-profile Wild Turkey bourbon theft ring.  Wells was a DARE officer, whose ironic job was to educate children on the dangers using drugs.

The crime ring is allegedly responsible for more than $100,000 in bourbon thefts, including ultra-rare Pappy Van Winkle, Kentucky.com reported. So far 18 barrels of
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2600 People Arrested Since 2012 Too Injured To Enter Baltimore Jail, Records Show posted 05/13/2015, 11:26 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over 2600 people arrested by Baltimore police since 2012 were too injured to enter the city’s detention center, jail records show.

The Baltimo
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Man Commits Suicide After Police Confiscate And Euthanize Dog posted 05/13/2015, 11:26 AM (Inquistr)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man in Denmark named Dan was so devastated when authorities confiscated his dog that he committed suicide. What did the dog do wrong? Nothing but exist as perhaps a pit bull or pit bull mix. Many breeds are, unfortunately, banned in Denmark. Because of breed-specific legislation, authorities took his dog named Zanto. Under that country’s law, Dan had eight days to prove that the ... (more)


Orlando Police Used Unapproved Radar Gun For Years, Cases May Be Dismissed posted 05/13/2015, 11:25 AM (ClickOrlando)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando drivers who have been ticketed for speeding may be able to have their tickets dismissed.

According to an investigation done by WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, a number of sheriff's departments and police stations across the state are using a radar gun which is not listed on the state's approved radar gun list.

[...]According to the investigation, Python II guns shoot at an angle of 15 degrees, but Florida's Administration code states that gun
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Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Jury Says No Free Lunch For Cop Who Spilled Free Coffee On Himself posted 05/12/2015, 10:12 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A cop who sued Starbucks seeking a $750,000 payday after he spilled a free cup of coffee they gave him on himself is not entitled to a free lunch as well, a North Carolina jury has ruled.

From WTVD:
A jury has decided that Starbucks is not liable for burns that a Raleigh police officer received when a cup of hot coffee spil... (more)


Police Wouldn't Do It, So Kidnap Victim's Family Kicked Down Door and Killed Abductor posted 05/12/2015, 10:12 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The police simply weren’t moving fast enough for a man looking for his abducted cousin. In spite of the fact that officers had been called, they were not taking the kidnapping seriously.

That’s why the victim’s cousin kicked in the back door of an abandoned house where his kidnapped relative had been taken and shot and killed her kidnapper, according to law enforcement representatives in Louisiana.

Detectives on the case, now after the fact, say that the shooting
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State to Retain Custody of "Free Range" Children posted 05/12/2015, 10:12 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Authorities in Kentucky will retain custody of ten children belonging to ‘off grid’ parents Joe and Nicole Naugler while an investigation into the family’s “back to basics” lifestyle continues.

Although the result of yesterday’s court hearing was not made public, and the parents refused to conduct media interviews, a posting on the family’s Facebook page suggests that the children will not be returned until the parents have proven their competency to the Cabinet for Health and Fa
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Government Tells Jeffrey Sterling He's No General Petraeus; Defends 20-Year Sentence Recommendation posted 05/12/2015, 10:11 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
No sooner had General Petraeus received a mild scolding for handing over pages and pages of classified information to his biographer/mistress than the defense team handling Jeffrey Sterling's case saw a point of entry to argue that the proposed sentence of 19-24 years in prison was too severe.
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Washington Police Kill Man Pointing Cell Phone at Them posted 05/12/2015, 10:11 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in Washington said they ordered Daniel Covarrubias to pull his hands out of his pocket because he was making them fear for their lives.

But when he did, they shot him anyway because they say he begin pointing a cell phone at them, “mimicking a gun,” according to Lakewood Police Chief Mark Zaro.

Not a single reporter in Monday’s press conference asked if Covarrubias was perhaps recording, an action we have seen being compared to holding a weapon by law enforc
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Brick Throwing, Extorting Indian Cop Quantifies The Essence Of Police posted 05/12/2015, 10:11 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
So you don’t like police brutality huh? Good thing you live in America and not a third world country like India or something right? – Where police run amok with impunity blackmailing, beating and extorting citizens for simply not doing what they say?

But whats the difference? A recent incident in India quantifies the fact that there is none, perfectly.

An officer in Delhi was arrested this week after he was caught on camera launching a brick at a woman after she re
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Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation posted 05/12/2015, 10:11 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Why is the federal government distributing obscene amounts of military equipment, weapons and ammunition to police departments around the country? Why is the military using southwestern states as a staging ground for guerilla warfare drills (Jade Helm 15)? What exactly is the U.S. government preparing for? Whatever the answer, John W. Whitehead, in this week's vodcast, warns of the pending day
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Trooper Arrested For Allegedly Sabotaging Case to Keep Son out of Jail posted 05/12/2015, 10:10 AM (Q13 FOX News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
OLYMPIA — A Washington State Patrol trooper who worked as a bodyguard for the governor was arrested in Olympia, accused of destroying evidence connected to his son’s criminal case.

The trooper, Daniel Tindall, is a 24-year veteran of the WSP, but now he’s on paid administrative leave after Olympia Police said he tried to conceal evidence and hide his 18-year-old son’s alleged connection to an attempted arson.

Police said the son, Wyatt Tindall, tried to set a car on
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Man Beaten With California Cop’s Baton Wins $450,000 Settlement posted 05/12/2015, 10:09 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man apparently beaten with a baton by an Alameda, Calif. police officer is getting a $450,000 payout after being mistaken for a theft suspect, local reports said.

Alameda officials on Tuesday settled a case brought by Jeffrey Navarro, the 43-year-old seen in policy body camera footage being smacked by Sgt. Patrick Wyeth’s baton during a 2012 arrest.
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The Increasing Isolation of America's Police posted 05/12/2015, 10:09 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Politico has put up a fascinating profile of Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, which is the country's largest police union.

More than anything, the profile highlights how law enforcement is politically positioned in a way that basically immunizes from criticism and oversight. Republicans have long been loathe to criticize police and police unions beca
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Monday May 11th, 2015

Video: Unlawful Search Defeated In 7 Seconds posted 05/11/2015, 4:35 PM (Shawn Thomas)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From Shawn Thomas on YouTube:

Common scene: You're walking down the street and the NYPD pulls up and jumps out. "What's that?", "Can I see some I.D.", and you are left felling powerless and abused.

Stand up, Flex Your Rights. Tell that cop to F**k-Off!

They are only interested in numbers,
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2 Seconds: Deputy Fired Weapon At Homeowner Almost Instantly, Video Shows posted 05/11/2015, 4:50 PM (WCIV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCIV) -- Bryant Heyward had about two seconds to drop the 40-caliber handgun in his hands before a Charleston County Sheriff's deputy fired his weapon twice, critically wounding the man.

Heyward wielded the gun as he tried to defend his home and his life from a pair of intruders who had left the area before deputies Keith Tyner and Richard Powell arrived at the Hollywood home.

Powell and Tyner circled around the small Hollywood home where Heyward st
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To The NSA, A Reporter Covering Al Qaeda Looks Identical To An Al Qaeda Member posted 05/11/2015, 4:35 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Friday, The Intercept released some new Snowden documents, showing how the NSA used metadata to claim that a well-known and well-respected Al Jazeera journalist, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, was a member of Al Qaeda.



This is all based on his phone metad
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Justice Dept Knows Scores of Prisoners are Innocent, But Says "It Is Not Their Job" to Set them Free posted 05/11/2015, 12:08 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Elizabethtown, NC – There are over 60 people sitting in jail in North Carolina right now despite the fact that they have been declared innocent in court, according to a recent USA Today investigation. Some of the prisoners are totally unaware of the legal status of their case and don’t even know that they have been declared innocent, so many of them are not even f... (more)


Officer Claims he Stomped Teen's Face In Because of Nationwide Threat to Police posted 05/11/2015, 12:08 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Phoenix, AZ– In yet another disturbing scene captured on camera, a Phoenix Police Officer was caught on surveillance video brutally stomping 18-year-old Patrick D'Labik’s face into the ground, knocking out several of his teeth.

The incident took place in December when the Officer Kevin McGowan attempted to stop D’Labik allegedly to question him about a homicide suspect. Fearing the officer and having marijuana in his pocket, the teenager ran; ditching the plant as he fled.
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Police Chief Accused Of Robbing Christmas Toy Fund For Needy Children & Second Police Charity For Nearly $200,000 posted 05/11/2015, 12:06 PM (Mass Live)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SPRINGFIELD - Federal prosecutors are making a pretrial bid to get into evidence more allegations of theft against the former Lee Police Chief from a Christmas toy fund dating back to 1999, according to filings in U.S. District Court.

Joseph Buffis is scheduled to go to trial on extortion, fraud and other charges starting May 18. Buffis was indicted in 2013 in a 12-count criminal indictment alleging he pocketed about $60,000 from the police-sponsored LaLiberte Toy Fund over five y
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Police Tackle, Pepper Spray Man Attempting To Charge Electric Car posted 05/11/2015, 10:06 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Santa Monica, CA man arrested by city police while attempting to charge his electric car has filed an excessive force lawsuit alleging he was tackled and pepper-sprayed after refusing to show his ID.

Video recorded by a concerned bystander shows the tail end of the April 21 interaction in which 36-year-old father of four, Justin Palmer, can be heard yelling at Santa Monica police who have him handcuffed on the ground at a Virginia Avenue Park charging station.
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Jaywalking; Keeping You Safe After Safely Crossing the Road posted 05/11/2015, 10:06 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The video above was taken while I was out CopBlocking a checkpoint in Columbus, OH a few weeks ago. While getting some footage at the actual checkpoint, I was notified that my car would be towed from the Speedway parking lot I had parked in. I assume that the police, who were shadowing us that night, pointed out our parking spots to the s
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Court Hearing Today For 'Off Grid Family' Who Had 10 Children Seized by CPS posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The ‘off grid family’ who had their ten children seized by police and CPS last week face a court hearing later this morning which will determine whether they get their kids back after almost $40,000 was raised for the family in just the last few days alone.

As we reported on Friday, Joe and Nicole Naugler had their children taken after cops arrived at their 27 acre rural proper
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Cop Who Sued Starbucks After Spilling Free Coffee On Himself Went Home To Take Pics Of Injuries Before Going To ER posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From The News & Observer:
The Raleigh police officer suing Starbucks over a hot cup of coffee spilled in his lap drove home to have the injury photographed before seeking medical care, he testified Wednesday.

On the second day of the trial, in which he is seeking a minimum of $50,000, Matthew Kohr told jurors that he was frozen in pain after the spill in January 2012.
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TN Governor Signs Bill Giving Police Dogs Special Legal Protection posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From Nashville’s News Channel 5:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Governor Bill Haslam signed Aron's Law Friday, which was named in honor of a police dog killed in the line of duty 17 years ago.

The law now makes the intentional killing of a police, fire or search and rescue animal a felony offense.

It was named after a Metro
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New Hampshire Man Pulls Gun on Angry Citizens Charging at Him for Recording posted 05/11/2015, 10:03 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Christopher Cantwell, a self-described asshole who celebrates the murder of police officers, found himself welcoming their arrival after he pulled out a gun to defend himself against a trio of enraged and possibly drunk citizens who did not want to end up on Youtube.

You can pretty much choose your irony in this video.

Cantwell had been walking home from a friend’s
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Saturday May 9th, 2015

Prostitution Sting: Police Force Women To Touch Them Then Charge With Sexual Assault posted 05/09/2015, 8:19 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Teaming up with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, police in Hawaii have caused controversy after arresting sixteen women at local massage parlors and relaxation spas for sexual assault after goading, and even forcing them to engage in sexual activity.

Until just a year ago, Hawaii police officers were legally allowed to have sex with prostitutes as part of investigations. After intense public pressure however, state lawmakers changed that law.

In orde
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Police Seize 10 Children From 'Off-Grid' Homeschool Family posted 05/09/2015, 8:19 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police seized ten children from an “off grid” homeschool family in Kentucky on Wednesday after receiving an anonymous tip about the family’s traditional lifestyle.

The nightmare story began when sheriff's officers set up a blockade around Joe and Nicole Naugler’s rural property before entering the premises. Eight of the kids were out with their father but Nicole and two of her oldest children were at home. Nicole attempted to drive away but was subsequently stopped and arrested fo
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Disturbing Video Shows Criminal Justice Student Assaulted & Tasered by Border Patrol, For No Reason posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Waddington, NY — A young woman travelling through an interior US Border Checkpoint in Waddington, New York Thursday was assaulted and arrested by border patrol for no reason.

Jess Cooke, 21, says she was driving through the checkpoint, when agents said she looked nervous. She was then routed over for a secondary inspection.

Knowing that the agents had no probable cause to search her vehicle, Cooke refused to consent to search. She was then told that she had to wait
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DEA Steals Cash From Innocent Man They Claim 'Must Be A Drug Dealer' posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
They found no drugs on him whatsoever. They never saw him selling drugs or committing a crime of any sort. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) claims that they are “certain” that 22-year-old Joseph Rivers is a “drug dealer.”

What makes them so sure?

When the young African American man set out to make a music video in Hollywood, after scraping together the funds, the Michigan native had the $16,000 for the shoot on him.

That’s it. Nothing els
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Report: IRS Continues SWAT Raids for Evasion While Hundreds of Agents Avoid Paying Any Taxes at All posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Washington, D.C. – The Associated Press has reported that over 1,600 IRS employees have willfully committed tax evasion in a 10-year span; most still employed in spite of a 1998 law calling for termination in such cases. Even worse, it has been reported that many of the tax-evading agents were active in enforcing the federal tax laws they have broken.

The
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Friday May 8th, 2015

New Police Radars Are Being Used To 'See' Inside Homes posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police Departments and law enforcement agencies around the world have been using radar devices for years. But now, new technology is allowing officers to detect movement even through solid walls. The most disturbing thing about this technology is that it requires no warrant for officers to spy on you in the privacy of your own home.

This technology is not something being theorized for use in the hypothetical future. It has in fact been used by dozens of departments already, over t
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Delaware Cop Indicted for Kicking Suspect in Face in Incident Caught on Dash Cam Video posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The kick to the face was swift and rendered Lateef Dickerson unconscious, leaving him with a broken jaw. And it resulted in Dover Police Corporal Thomas Webster facing a grand jury, which did the normal thing and found no probable cause that the cop committed a crime.

After all, cops are above the law in the eyes of most grand juries, if history is any indicator.

B
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Video: Cops Pull Man From Car, Force His Face Into Ground For No Reason posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video footage has emerged of two men in Colorado Springs being forced out of their car at gunpoint and handcuffed for no reason by cops who failed to identify themselves or explain why they were detaining the men.

The footage shows officers dragging Ryan Brown out of his vehicle, while his brother, Benjamin Brown, is already out of the car being handcuffed. Officers stand around
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LAPD Cop Shoots Man to Death After Man Reached into Pocket to Provide Requested ID, Witness Says posted 05/08/2015, 7:31 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Los Angeles police officer demanded identification from a homeless man named Brandon Glenn Tuesday night, then shot him twice when the man reached into his pocket to provide that identification, according to a witness.

The witness was interviewed by Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change in the video below, who did not want his face shown on camera out of fear of police retaliation.... (more)


Omar Khadr, Former Child Prisoner at Gitmo, Granted Bail posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was 15 when he was shot and captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and sent to Guantanamo Bay, was granted bail on Thursday after a judge in Alberta rejected a final effort by the Canadian government to keep Khadr in jail.

Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby granted the bail after announcing on Tuesday that she would need more time to make a decision on whether to release Khadr, now 28, as he appeals his Guantanamo Bay conviction.
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2 Guards Charged In Bloody Beating Of Florida Inmate posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Miami Herald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two corrections officers concocted an elaborate lie, fabricated reports and cleaned up bloody evidence to cover up the assault of an inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution, authorities said Tuesday.

The officers, Sgt. Christopher Michael Jernigan, 37, and Officer Donald Dwight Sims Jr., 21, were arrested Monday on charges that they beat a 41-year-old handcuffed inmate who had allegedly “disrespected” them. They left him in a bloody heap in his cell for “several hours” before
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Minneapolis Paid $10.7 Million in Lawsuits posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From kare1.com:
When allegations of police misconduct move from the street to the courtroom — more often than not, Minneapolis has to pay.

KARE 11 requested numbers from the City of Minneapolis and found since January 2010, Minneapolis has dealt with 141 “Officer Conduct lawsuits.” The city won 51 of them — either at trial or when a j
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Thursday May 7th, 2015

Video Proves Cops Lied When they Broke Man's Face. Why are they Only Getting a Slap on the Wrist? posted 05/07/2015, 11:48 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Two Broward County Sheriff’s deputies are currently on a paid vacation while they face criminal charges after brutally assaulting 50-year-old David Gonzales last February.

As we previously reported, the incident was caught on surveillance video at a gas station in Deerfield Beach. Officers Justin Lambert and Mike Manresa approached Gonzalez in front of the store, accusing him
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Canadian City Makes Online Insults Of Police, Local Officials Illegal posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A town in southwestern Quebec criminalized online insults of police and municipal officials after the town-council voted unanimously in favor of the measure yesterday.

In Granby, Que., a town with about 60,000 residents situated 80 kilometres east of Montreal, it was already illegal to insult local government employees. Monday however, the town council strengthened that bylaw to include online insults as well.
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10-Year-Old's Mom Has Cops Perform Mock Arrest Because He Was 'Being Rude To His Teacher & Not Doing His Work' posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Monday, May 4th, the police department in Columbus, GA received a call from the mother of a 10 yr. old child, Sean, for what she describes as, “Being rude to his teacher and not doing his work for the last few weeks”. Surprisingly, The department actually sent officers to the home, handcuffed the child, put him in the police vehicle, proceeded to go as far as to turn on the sirens and “step off the brakes just to give him a little scare”, according to one of the officers involved.

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Maryland Cop Faces Assault Charge for Biting Man's Testicles posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Maryland police officer is facing several charges after allegedly biting a man’s testicles during a bar fight Tuesday. According to Baltimore police, the incident unfolded shortly after 31-year-old off-duty cop Michael Flaig, a 10-year veteran of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, began groping a female during the bar’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The female’s roommate, whose name was redacted from the police report, reportedly approached Flaig and demanded he cease h
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Cop Sues Starbucks After Spilling Free Coffee On Himself posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (ABC 13)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
RALEIGH, NC -- A Raleigh police officer who was given a free cup of coffee by Starbucks is now suing the company after he spilled it and got burned.

In the lawsuit, Matthew Kohr, a lieutenant with RPD, said the lid popped off the cup of coffee he ordered at the Starbucks on Peace Street in January 2012 and the cup collapsed.

Kohr claims the incident caused such severe stress it activated his Crohn's disease which resulted in surgery to remove part of his intestine.<
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L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Disciplined After Killing Cyclist While Distracted Typing On In-Car Computer posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Pasadena Star News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Following an internal probe, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has imposed unspecified discipline on a veteran deputy who fatally struck a cyclist with his patrol car in Calabasas 15 months ago as he was typing on his in-car computer, officials said.

Deputy Andrew Wood hit and killed prominent entertainment attorney Milton Olin Jr.... (more)


Freddie Gray Officer Threatened to Kill Himself and Ex-Partner's Husband, Court Document Alleges posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Baltimore police lieutenant charged with the manslaughter of Freddie Gray allegedly threatened to kill himself and the husband of his ex-girlfriend, during incidents that led to him being disciplined and twice having his guns confiscated.

Brian Rice, who pursued and arrested Gray after the 25-year-old “caught his eye” on 12 April, was reportedly given an administrative suspension after being hospitalised for a mental health evaluation when he warned he was preparing to shoot h
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Chicago City Council Approves Reparations For Police Torture Victims posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO — The City Council approved an unprecedented reparations package on Wednesday that will pay $5.5 million and provide other benefits to torture victims of notorious former police commander Jon Burge.

The vote caps a decades-long push for restitution to some of the more than 100 victims — mostly African American men — who have alleged horrific abuse by police officers under Burge's command.

From 1972 through 1991, the suspects were subjected to mock executions
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 05/07/2015, 7:42 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A ring of crooked North Carolina deputies gets popped, so do some Connecticut cops involved in a steroids rings, and so do more jail and prison guards. And more. So it goes. Let's get to it:

In Raleigh, North Carolina, seven former or current Northampton County deputies and three state prison guards were arrested last Thursday on drugs and weapons charges a
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Michigan Police Enter Home and Shoot Man to Death Before Confiscating Surveillance Video That Possibly Captured Shooting posted 05/07/2015, 7:41 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal agent who shot and killed a 20-year-old man during a raid on a Detroit home last week said he was in fear for his life because the man had lunged at him with a hammer.

But the man’s father, who witnessed the shooting, said his son was kneeling at the top of the stairs when the agent fired multiple times.

And a surveillance video camera that may have captured the shooting has been confiscated by police, who are now refusing to release the footage to the fam
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Yonkers Cops Neil Vera, Christian Koch Admit to Perjury in Falsified Warrant Case posted 05/07/2015, 7:40 AM (LoHud)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Yonkers police officer and detective face jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to perjury for lying to get a search warrant for a raid in which a School Street tenant died when he fell out a window.

Neil Vera, who was fired late last year, also pleaded guilty to official misconduct. He will serve weekends in jail for six months.

Detective Christian Koch will serve eight weekends in jail. He had been under suspension since the officers were indicted in O
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Wednesday May 6th, 2015

In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn't Amount to Much posted 05/06/2015, 6:35 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions. -- Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased)

"In a democratic society," observed Oakland police chief Sean Whent, "people have a say in how they are policed."
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Police Department Says It Will No Longer Be Accepting Motel 6's Nightly Guest Lists posted 05/06/2015, 6:34 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a remarkably swift turnaround -- no doubt prompted by some media backlash -- the Warwick, RI, police department has announced it will no longer be accepting late night guest list faxes from Motel 6. ... (more)


Officials Criticize DEA's Light Punishment Of Agents Who Forgot Man In Cell For 5 Days posted 05/06/2015, 6:34 AM (Los Angeles Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Obama administration officials and lawmakers are calling for greater accountability and tougher disciplinary procedures at the Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency imposed only light punishments on agents who forgot a San Diego man in a holding cell, leaving him without food or water for five days and nearly killing him.

Daniel Chong, a UC San Diego student, was detained in 2012 for what he was told would be five minutes after he was swept up in a drug bust at a friend
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Military-Style Raids for Minimal Drugs Turn Deadly in Hallandale Beach posted 05/06/2015, 6:34 AM (New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The SWAT team snakes behind a one-story pink and yellow house an hour before dawn breaks over a silent working-class block in Hallandale Beach. As the heavily armed cops in black military gear pour into the small backyard, Tank, a 15-year-old pit bull, rises from the concrete ground, straining at his metal chain. One cop aims and shoots the dog, killing it. Another officer smashes open the back door, then hurls in a flash grenade. Officer Michael McKenzie, a burly cop covered in bulletproof gear... (more)


Prosecutor: Drug Squad Thought Badge Protected Them From Law posted 05/06/2015, 6:33 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Citizens give police "a tremendous amount of power" and cannot let them use it to beat, rob and intimidate people — even if they are drug dealers, a federal prosecutor argued Tuesday as she wrapped up a sweeping drug squad corruption case.

The Justice Department indictment accuses six members of an undercover Philadelphia drug squad of stealing more than $400,000 during illegal drug raids from 2006 to 2012.

The squad obtained search warrants afte
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Death Of Woman Shocked By Stun Gun In Fairfax Jail Is Ruled An Accident posted 05/06/2015, 6:33 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Virginia medical examiner’s office has ruled that the death of a woman at the Fairfax County jail in February was an accident linked to the use of a stun gun to shock her while she was shackled.

Natasha McKenna, 37, of Alexandria died after she was restrained with handcuffs and leg shackles and shocked four times, county records show. After the shocks were administered Feb. 3, she stopped breathing, was taken to a hospital and died several days later.

In a stat
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Officer Accused Of Having Sex With Teen In Exchange For Not Filing Drug Charges posted 05/06/2015, 6:33 AM (Herald Standard)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Connellsville police sergeant is charged with having sexual contact with a girl, starting when she was 16, in exchange for not filing drug charges against her and her boyfriend.

Ryan Thomas Reese faces felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility. He was additionally charged with misdemeanor counts of official oppression and two counts of indecent assault.

Police alleged
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Tuesday May 5th, 2015

Man Faces 15 Years For Public Sex On Florida Beach, Couple Forced To Register As 'Sex Offenders' posted 05/05/2015, 5:56 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If you're still wondering whether the US is dystopian police state, this ought to make it clear.

From the Miami Herald:
A jury Monday found a couple guilty of having sex on Bradenton Beach after only 15 minutes of deliberation.

The convictions carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.
... (more)

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