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Category: Tyranny/Police State - Browse by Category - News - Analysis - Highlights - Multimedia - Latest Comments Page 2 Thursday November 27th, 2014

Saturday November 15th, 2014
Newly Surfaced Video Shows Officer Darren Wilson Was A Thug With A Badge posted 11/15/2014, 9:25 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Up to this point, all we've heard about officer Darren Wilson was that he's a "great guy" who "doesn't have a bad bone in his body."

This newly surfaced video completely shatters that myth and shows he's just anot
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Friday November 14th, 2014

Cop Who Obtained Warrant To Take Photo Of Teen's Erect Penis For Sexting Case Sues Teen's Lawyer For Defamation posted 11/14/2014, 9:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
One of the more remarkable intersections of law enforcement and sexting this year involved the Manassas City (VA) police department and a 17-year-old boy's erect penis.

Briefly: two teens -- a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy --
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Sexual Relationship With A Minor, Theft Of Services And Destruction Of Evidence Nets Police Officer One-Year Prison Sentence posted 11/14/2014, 9:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There are multiple levels of effed-upness in this story but we'll start from the top.

Cincinnati police officer Darrell Beavers appears to have used his power and position to effect and perpetuate a sexual relationship with a minor. This went far beyond simply relying on the innate "trustworthiness" of the position.
Beavers, a Cincinnati police... (more)


School Defends Drill That Had Police Busting Into a Classroom With Weapons Drawn, Terrifying Students and Parents posted 11/14/2014, 9:12 PM (The Blaze)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Florida parents and students were frightened by an unannounced active shooter drill that took place at a middle school Thursday, but officials and police defend not giving prior warning.

“We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us,” Lauren Marionneaux, a seventh grade student at Jewett Middle Academy, told WTVT-TV.

The news station reported that two police officers, one armed with an AR-15, rushed into Lauren’s classroom during the d
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Police Departments Petition Feds for Advanced Cell Phone Interceptors posted 11/14/2014, 9:11 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Multiple police departments across California’s Bay Area are looking to upgrade their Stingray cell phone interceptors to an even more advanced model.

IMSI catchers, portable devices commonly referred to as Stingrays, trick 2G cell phones into sharing their information by mimicking a cell tower. Limited by their ability to only intercept older model phones, law enforcement groups are petitioning the federal government for half a million dollars in grant money in order to purchase
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Elderly Man Who Feeds Homeless On Fort Lauderdale Beach Cited Again posted 11/14/2014, 9:11 PM (WSVN)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN)-- An elderly man who feeds the homeless on Fort Lauderdale Beach on a regular basis has been cited for the third time for failing to obtain a permit.

Arnold Abbott, 90, was cited by Fort Lauderdale Police as he was surrounded by supporters who showed their support for the founder of the homeless feeding group, Love Thy Neighbor. Abbott started the group in memory of his late wife.

Police moved the crowd aside, walked over to Abbot and is
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A Raid, Multiple Tasings, Two Arrests, And A Home "Ripped Apart": Can You Guess The Suspected Crime? posted 11/14/2014, 9:11 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If you guessed "underage drinking," stumble to the head of the class. And all of that doesn't really even begin to describe all that went down in Damascus, Maryland. ... (more)


New Orleans Police Routinely Ignored Rape Cases, Scathing Report Finds posted 11/14/2014, 9:11 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In the latest blow to New Orleans’ troubled police department, a city inspector general’s report claims five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of more than 1,000 cases of sex crimes and child abuse — with one detective being cited for stating a belief that simple rape should not be considered a crime.

The report, released Wednesday, examined the detectives’ work between January 2011 and December 2013. It found the detectives filed follow-up reports for only 179 out
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Thursday November 13th, 2014

Cops Stand Up to Department Corruption, Tired of Being Forced to Make Arrests & Write Tickets posted 11/13/2014, 8:59 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Normal, IL — A group of police officers filed a lawsuit against the town of Normal last week alleging that the police department is forcing them to write a certain number of tickets or face disciplinary action.

Patrol officers Brian Larimore, Deborak Weir, and Todd VanHovein, were tired of being forced to collect a minimum amount of revenue each month or face disciplinary consequences. They claim the department is abusing its power and have filed a 27-page lawsuit detailing these
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While FBI Finds Police Killings on the Rise, Real Number of Killings Remains Unknown posted 11/13/2014, 8:59 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Fatal police shootings were higher in 2013 than they've been two decades, according to new FBI data. But experts say the figures fail to give an accurate picture of police killings.

The FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which collects data voluntarily submitted by police departments, looked only at killings which police considered "justifiable homicide," defined by the bureau as "the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty."

There were 46
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Officials Attempt to Stop Wounded Warriors from Surfing on Veteran's Day--Over Facebook Post posted 11/13/2014, 8:59 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Diego, CA– As America celebrated its veterans this past Tuesday, officials in Solana Beach were busy harassing Wounded Warriors, reportedly because they had posted the event on Facebook and had not obtained a permit.

The 25 volunteers and the veterans were told to pack up their American flags and leave the beach, Joel Tudor told Fox5.

The Veteran’s Day event was organized by Operation Amped, a non-profit that aims to “share the ‘stoke’ of the surfing com
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Former Winston County Sheriff's Deputy Faces Federal Charge Of Extorting Woman To Make Meth posted 11/13/2014, 8:59 PM (AL.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A former Winston County sheriff's deputy previously jailed on state charges now faces federal charges for extorting a woman to cook methamphetamine.

Grady Keith Concord, 42, of Lynn, has agreed to plead guilty to one count each of extortion under color of official right, manufacturing methamphetamine, and manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine on premises where children are present or reside.
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Man Locked Up 40 Years In D.C. Mental Hospital For $20 Necklace Theft Breaks Silence posted 11/13/2014, 8:59 PM (Washington Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The words come haltingly, the sentences trailing off into barely comprehensible asides: a story about an abusive father who drank himself to death, proud talk of his songwriting abilities and childhood memories of an older brother he still adores.

But Franklin Frye, 68, after all these years, speaks clearly about one thing: the arrest.

“They locked me up for no reason,” he said. “They never found the necklace on me I don’t know if they ever found it.”

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Sturgis Police Officer Charged With Being 'Super Drunk,' Given 2-Week Suspension posted 11/13/2014, 8:59 PM (MLive.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
STURGIS, MI – Prosecutors are alleging a Sturgis police officer had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit when he crashed his truck while off duty on Oct. 26, 2014, near Climax.

Bryan L. Stuck, 29, of Bronson, was charged Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, with one count each of operating a motor vehicle with a high blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent or higher and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said Monday.
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Wednesday November 12th, 2014

No Charges For Kentucky Deputy Who Shot And Killed Girl Fleeing Underage Drinking Party posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (Police State USA)
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HEBRON, KY — Police charged into a darkened field trying to arrest teenagers for consuming alcohol without government permission, and killed a young woman in the process.

The deadly raid occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 26th, 2014. After witnessing “cars full of juveniles” and “hear[ing] loud music and people screaming,” Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Brockman radioed for “several patrol cars for assistance, as it seem[ed] like a large party with undera
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DWI Charges Dropped After Cop Destroys Video Of Him Shattering The Student's Testicle posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A New Mexico judge recently dismissed a DWI case against a man beaten so badly by an Albuquerque cop that he had to have surgery to remove a ruptured testicle. The officer then destroyed a bystander’s video of the incident, leading to the dropped charges.

In April, Albuquerque Police Officer Pablo Padilla pulled over a car operated by University of New Mexico student Jeremy Martin for driving while intoxicated. Martin, 25, pleaded with Padilla to let him go, disobeying the police
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FBI Report: Americans Less Violent than Ever, Except for Police posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
According to new FBI statistics released this week, violent crime rates in the US fell over 4% in the past year alone, bringing the amount of violent crimes lower than it has been in nearly 40 years. The statistics showed that there were an estimated 1.16 million violent crimes in the year of 2013, which is the lowest number since 1978, when 1.09 million were recorded.

Br
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FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The New York Times has published an unredacted version of the famous "suicide letter" from the FBI to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The letter, recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, is a disturbing document. But it's also something that everyone in the United States should read, bec... (more)


Man Calls 9-1-1 to Report a Gunman, When Cops Show Up they Shoot the Caller posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Vancouver, Wash. -- A tip to 9-1-1 about a gunman on the run led to an officer involved shooting. The problem is that the person the cops shot wasn't the suspect, but the 9-1-1 caller, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

The police were conducting a manhunt on Halloween morning for John Kendall, 59, after Kendall shot his neighbor, Abigail Mounce. Kendall had been to court that morning with his neighbor for a civil dispute prior to shooting her.
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How Many Lies Can This One LAPD Officer Tell While Being Recorded? posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Los Angeles, CA — Police accountability specialists Daniel Saulmon, AKA Tom Zebra, along with Ricky Munday, were responding to complaints of people being harassed by police in South Central Los Angeles when they ran into Officer Wank.

As Munday and Saulmon were biking down the road, they had to swerve into traffic to miss a patrol car that
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How Do You Have A Town Of 300 Residents... And 100 Police Officers? You Let Anyone 'Buy' A Job As A Cop posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Oakley, Michigan has only 300 residents. Up until very recently, it also had 100 police officers. How does a town end up with a police force equal to one-third of its population? To answer that question, you have to go back to when it had a single police officer.
Oakley, Mi. is barely a town at 300 people, only one streetlight and, until recent... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 11/12/2014, 7:55 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Busy, busy. A crooked FBI agent is wreaking havoc with drug cases in DC, rip-off cops get busted in Chicago and Philly, an Alabama cop gets nailed for making a woman cook meth for him, and more. Let's get to it:

In Washington, DC, a federal judge threw out 13 more tainted drug cases last Friday. US District Judge Reggie Walt
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Under Texas Bill, Cops To Collect Traffic Fines On the Spot Via Credit or Debit Card posted 11/12/2014, 7:55 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A house bill recently introduced in the Texas legislature would allow police officers to collect immediate payment from "defendants" for Class C misdemeanor traffic fines "by use of a credit or debit card," completely circumventing the rule of law and citizens’ due process rights. H.B. No. 121, introduced on Monday by State Rep. Allen Fletcher, concerns "an alternative means of payment of... (more)


Epileptic Woman Calls 9-1-1 For Help, Beaten When Seizures Mistaken For 'Resisting Arrest' posted 11/12/2014, 7:55 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PISMO BEACH, CA — A woman was arrested and suffered numerous injuries after she phoned for help during an epileptic episode. She alleges that she was needlessly assaulted after her seizures were interpreted as “resisting arrest.”... (more)


Probe Of FBI Agent Has Devastating Effect On D.C. Drug Cases posted 11/12/2014, 7:54 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The way federal authorities told it, the 14 people were dangerous drug dealers who brought large quantities of heroin to D.C. streets. They were an older crew, but what they lacked in youthful energy they made up for in sophistication. They sometimes talked in code, referring to the drugs they sold as “hamburgers” or “doughnuts” to evade detection.

And now, it seems, after being caught in an elaborate federal sting, they will all be back on the streets.

Federal pro
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Why Innocent People Plead Guilty posted 11/12/2014, 7:54 PM (The New York Review of Books)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The guidelines, like the mandatory minimums, provide prosecutors with weapons to bludgeon defendants into effectively coerced plea bargains. ... (more)


Tuesday November 11th, 2014

The Devil's Bargain: The Illusion of a Trouble-Free Existence in the American Police State posted 11/11/2014, 5:51 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus--the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers' enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus and to trample u... (more)


Border Patrol Smashes Their Way Into Vehicle As Man Refuses To Comply With Internal Checkpoint posted 11/11/2014, 5:51 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man in Texas was dragged from his vehicle by border patrol agents who smashed through his window after he refused to answer their questions at a checkpoint more than 50 miles away from the Southern border.

“I am pretty sure my rights were infringed upon at the Hwy 281 Border Patrol Checkpoint just south of Falfurrias, Texas,” T
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8-Year-Old Boy Watches as His Mom is Beaten to a Pulp by Police posted 11/11/2014, 5:51 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Winnipeg, CA — Halloween night turned into a real nightmare for a Winnipeg woman after police showed up and beat her in her own home in front of her 8-year-old son.

Lara Sinclair has filed a formal complaint with the Law Enforcement Review Agency, stating that a Winnipeg police officer assaulted her on Halloween night.

Sinclair says that a misunder
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Washington Cops Love Body Cams; Until Citizens Request Footage posted 11/11/2014, 5:49 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Several police departments in Washington state that have been using body cams said they were pleased at the technology which allowed them to hold their officers accountable for their actions.

But that was before a citizen began making public records requests for these videos.

Now they are considering dismantling the program.
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Former Maine State Police Chief's Name Removed From 'Legendary Trooper' List After Child Sexual Abuse Conviction posted 11/11/2014, 5:49 PM (Bangor Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
AUGUSTA, Maine — The name of a former chief of the Maine State Police has been removed from a list of “Legendary Troopers” after his conviction Tuesday of unlawful sexual contact with a young child.... (more)


Monday November 10th, 2014

Asset Forfeiture as Cop-Shopping posted 11/10/2014, 4:28 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Undercover police monitoring a bar in Las Cruces, New Mexico were giddy with covetousness when they saw a man drive up in a brand-new Mercedes. As city attorney Harry S. Connelly later explained, the cops were delighted to find that the man had been drinking, exclaiming: "We can hardly wait."

Under what Las Cruces calls the law, vehicles can be confiscated from suspected drunk drivers through civil asset forfeiture -- a process that doesn’t require a criminal conviction, or even c
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Veteran Police Officer Defends Law Enforcement's Use Of Military Vehicles Using Condescension And Baseless Claims posted 11/10/2014, 4:28 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If you're like several law enforcement agencies here in the US, there's a good chance you've obtained a heavily-armored vehicle from the Dept. of Defense's 1033 program. Like much of the military equipment obtained through this program (often with the assistance of DHS grants), an MRAP doesn't so much address... (more)


No Charges for DEA Agent Who Shot Innocent Grandmother During Botched Raid posted 11/10/2014, 4:28 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Manchester, NH — A DEA agent who shot an innocent grandmother during a botched raid on her home will not face any charges.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster announced last week that the shooting was accidental, therefore no charges will be filed against the agent involved.

The search warrant was served as part of a series of 13 raids to investigate several people allegedly selling prescription painkillers without government authorization.

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Saratoga Deputy Arrested for Slapping Citizen on Video posted 11/10/2014, 4:27 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two days after a video went viral, showing a Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputy slapping a man because he did not consent to having his car searched, the deputy was arrested and jailed by his own department.

Sergeant Shawn Glans, who was placed on unpaid administrative leave, was also forced to resign in what will probably go down as the quickest internal invest
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Cop Suspended After Throwing Homeless Man's Backpack In River posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (WV Gazette)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Charleston police officer is expected to resign after he threw a homeless man’s backpack into the Elk River during a confrontation in August, according to several sources close to the investigation. The man’s backpack contained a laptop that had the only photographs he had of his late wife, the sources said.... (more)


Saturday November 8th, 2014

"Ya Wanna F***ing Resist?" posted 11/08/2014, 11:42 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


“Let me see your f****g key,” grunted Saratoga County, New York Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Glans at Colin Fitch during a nighttime encounter in a parking lot.

“Why?” inquired the terrified but resolute young man.

“I’m going to search your f*****g car, that’s why,” persisted the costumed bully.

“You can’t do that,” fitch replied, thereby issuing a lawful
... (more)


Friday November 7th, 2014

'Most Decorated Police Chief In Maine History' Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 4-Yr-Old Relative posted 11/07/2014, 5:35 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A highly decorated police chief accused in the past of covering for a child molester just plead guilty to child molestation himself and received a meager 4 year sentence, despite admitting to repeatedly molesting a 4-year-old relative.

From Portland Press Herald:
One of the mostly highly decorated police officers in Maine’s history was sent... (more)


Evidence 'Disappears' After Mesa Police Chief Crashes Porsche posted 11/07/2014, 5:35 PM (AZ Central)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Documents and expert opinion show there may be more to a single-vehicle wreck involving Mesa's police chief than he's ever disclosed. The dispatch log from the incident is missing nearly 40 pages and the official report includes no photographs, nor any record of any eyewitness account despite evidence of at least one witness coming forward.

Now some are asking whether information may have been deliberately omitted.
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Offend the Police -- Lose Your Job posted 11/07/2014, 5:34 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When an employee in the productive sector offends the company's customer base, he can expect to the censured, sanctioned, or sacked. Customers who complain about such an employee can expect that their opinions will be listened to politely and respectfully. After all, the owners of the company are vividly aware that the public can take its business elsewhere, so retaining their loyalty is a compelling priority.

By way of contrast, when a police officer employed in the coercive sect
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Ex-Philadelphia Police Officer Charged With Participating In Scheme To Extort Money, Drugs From Dealers posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (CBS Philly)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A former Philadelphia cop is charged with participating in a scheme to extort drugs and money from drug dealers and drug buyers while working as a Philadelphia Police officer.

According to the indictment, Christopher Saravello, 37, conspired with others to rob the dealers and buyers of cash and Oxycontin as well as other controlled substances between Nov. 2011 and June 2012.

Saravello’s co-conspirators would allegedly alert him to a drug transa
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After Partner's Suicide, Alleged Dirty Sheriff's Cop Released On Bond posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (FOX 32 News Chicago)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two days after his partner apparently hanged himself in a downtown federal jail cell, an allegedly corrupt Cook County sheriff's police officer was released on bond Wednesday by a judge who said he was “very concerned” about the officer's mental health.

Robert Vaughan, 44, allegedly conspired with his former partner Stanley M. Kogut, 45, to commit robberies of marijuana, contraband cigarettes and cash, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
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3 Romulus Police Officers Sentenced to Probation in Corruption Case posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (WXYZ.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Three former Romulus police officers have been sentenced to probation in connection with a corruption case that sent the city's former chief to jail.

The officers will also have to pay restitution in the case.

Richard Balzer was given 3 years probation and must pay back $11,000 to the city. Donald Hopkins was sentenced to 2 years probation, as was Richard Landry. Hopkins must pay back $1,333 and Landry must pay back $4,650.

Two
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Cop Accused Of Filming Women Undressing at Tanning Salon posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (CBS 5)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
AVONDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

A Goodyear police officer is accused of recording at least 21 women while they were undressing in an Avondale tanning salon.

One of the victims reported seeing a camera phone on top of the dividing wall separating the tanning salon rooms as she undressed, Avondale police spokesman Sgt. Mathew Hintz said.

After her report, police discovered there were an additional 20 women who were recorded.

"He was reaching over o
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Thursday November 6th, 2014

Police Arrest 90-Year-Old Man And Two Ministers For Illegally Feeding The Homeless posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Three charitable volunteers, including a 90-year-old man and two Christian ministers, were dragged away in handcuffs after illegally feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale.

The ringleader of the criminal charity work is Arnold Abbott, 90, who runs a non-profit organization called “Love Thy Neighbor.” Since 1991, the Christian man has been making hundreds of meals per week in the k
... (more)


Chicago Transit Cops Start Up Their Own Security Theater, Will Start Randomly Swabbing Bags For Explosive Residue posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It appears Chicago wants to get in on New York City's racket -- steamrolling civil liberties because of a supposed terrorism nexus. For New York City, it's been every day since Sept. 11th, 2001, greatly aided and abetted by a nanny statist mayor and a police commissioner who'd n... (more)


After 13 Years Imprisoned Without Charge, Man Released From Guantanamo posted 11/06/2014, 2:26 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man held at the Guantánamo Bay prison for nearly 13 years without charge has been transferred to his home country of Kuwait.

The Department of Defense made the announcement of his release Wednesday.

Thirty-seven-year-old Fawzi al Odah is the first man to be released based on the assessment of the Periodic Review Board, a body established in 2011 through an executive order and tasked with ev
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SHOCK VIDEO! What Street Harassment ACTUALLY Looks Like! posted 11/06/2014, 2:26 PM (Carey Wedler)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


You won't believe the level of street harassment carried out by these chauvinist pigs!


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 11/06/2014, 2:26 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Trouble is brewing in Detroit and DC, a Texas narc gets in trouble, so does a Miami cop, so does a Camden cop and a suburban St. Louis one. Let's get to it:

In Washington, DC, a probe into a possibly crooked FBI agent led to at least a dozen convicts being released from prison by last Friday. The as yet unnamed agent was assig
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Jeff Gray Illegally Detained, Harassed, Stalked, and Treated Like Sex Offender For Photographing Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After subjecting Jeff Gray to five separate police investigations involving at least eight officers during his latest investigation, it appears the people guarding the Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center are either truly concerned about people taking pictures of juveniles in public, or they are desperately hiding something.... (more)


Wednesday November 5th, 2014

The FBI: America's Secret Police posted 11/05/2014, 2:14 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.—President Harry S. Truman
Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Intimidation tactics. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment schemes.

These are the hallmar
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Virginia Police Departments Have Been Collaborating On An Ad Hoc, Secret Phone Record Database posted 11/05/2014, 2:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Do you ever get the feeling that some law enforcement agencies just do whatever the hell they want? In most areas, this is the exception rather than the rule. In Virginia, however, that ratio seems to be reversed. Last year, an ACLU FOIA request uncovered the Virginia State Police's wholesale harvesting of licen... (more)


Despite Police Fear Mongering, California Deals Blow to Drug War and Prison Industrial Complex posted 11/05/2014, 2:12 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The citizens of California let the establishment know how they felt about the drug war and mass incarceration Tuesday in a landmark vote.

With the passage of Proposition 47 as many as 10,000 people could be eligible for early release from state prisons. It is also expected that local courts will dispense 40,000 fewer felony convictions each year.

This is a move that is sure to have t
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Accused "Cop Killer"'s Murder Trial Resets After Finding DA's Office Witheld Evidence posted 11/05/2014, 2:10 PM (Houston Chronicle)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday threw out the 2005 conviction and death sentence of Alfred Dewayne Brown after finding that the Harris County District Attorney's Office withheld material evidence favorable to Brown's case.

In a brief order, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals sent the case back to the lower court for a new trial.

District Attorney Devon Anderson now will have to decide whether to retry Brown for the 2003 death of veteran Houston Police Of
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Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy Peanuts posted 11/04/2014, 12:56 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


As anyone who drives on the highway knows, police officers are the most reckless and dangerous drivers imaginable.

Everyone always jokes about how they must be going on doughnut runs, but not many are crazy enough to actually follow the armed crusaders and see what they're actually speeding to.

Well, this heroic man, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of r
... (more)


Surprised? Police Union Rejecting New Technology that Tracks Cops' Driving posted 11/04/2014, 12:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ford has announced that certain models of their police interceptor vehicles will now be equipped with new tracking technology that can monitor the driving behavior of on-duty officers. However, this model may not be popular with many departments.

Police union representatives have already spoken out against this new feature, calling it intrusive.

The technology was developed by Ford and a company called Telogis. The system uses existing GPS technology to track the dr
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Police Crash Halloween Party To Ensure No Dancing Without A Permit posted 11/04/2014, 12:56 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kevin Bacon illegally dances in the 1984 film, “Footloose.” (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

ST. GEORGE, UT — A Halloween-themed private event was targeted by police when there was a suspicion of dancing without a permit.

It happened at the 2014 “Monster Mash” dance party, the third annual event of its kind. It was put on by the event promotion company, Heart of Dixie, and held at the Fiesta Fun Center in St. George, Utah (population 75,000).

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Graphic Video Shows SWAT Team Kill a Small Dog as it Walked Away From Them posted 11/04/2014, 12:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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Racine, WI — An argument between two neighbors escalated to a SWAT standoff and ended with a man’s small dog being shot as it ran from the police.

The graphic incident was caught a cellphone by one of the neighbors. It is absolutely disgusting.

The incident began when a man’s dog defecated on his neighbor’s lawn, and when she asked him to clean it up, he threatened
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New GCHQ Boss Blames Tech Industry For 'Facilitating Murder' And Being Terrorists' 'Command-And-Control' Center posted 11/04/2014, 12:55 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
So, we weren't too impressed with previous GCHQ (the UK equivalent of the NSA) boss, Sir Iain Lobban, who insisted that GCHQ didn't do "mass surveillance" so long as you defined "mass" and "surveillance" the way he does (and not the way the English language does). This statement was made just days before it was reve... (more)


Monday November 3rd, 2014

Killer on the Loose: Did Cops "Botch" a Case to Punish an Independent DA? posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (William Norman Grigg)
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After 72-year-old Robert Warren was shot in the face at the front door of his home in West Valley City, Utah, the police quickly identified and arrested the likely shooter and three accomplices. Two days later, while the victim was still recovering from surgery, the alleged assailant, suspected gang member Raymond Marquina was back on the streets, because the West Valley PD hadn’t p... (more)

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