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Wednesday November 12th, 2014
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
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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
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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).

Ov
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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)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


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
... (more)


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)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
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)


Infringing Panties So Important To DHS, That It Intimidated Print Shop Owner Into Warrantless Search posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A few more details have emerged concerning the Dept. of Homeland Security's daring daylight raid of a Kansas City lingerie shop. Our long, dark national nightmare ended just before Game 1 of the World Series when Peregrine Honig's custom-made Royals-related underwear was seized by gun-toting DHS agents. The crime? Presumably trademark infringe... (more)


Police Wanted 'No-Fly Zone' To Block Media Coverage of Ferguson Protests posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Amid public protests in the city of Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year, when local law enforcement officials in August requested a 'temporary flight restriction (TFR)' from the Federal Aviation Administration in the airspace above the St. Louis suburb, they claimed the request was based on safety concerns. However, telephone recordings by police officials obtained by the Associated Press appear to show that the concern was not about safety, but rather focused on restricting media coverage of t... (more)


Cop Hits Judge With Taser Attempting To Subdue Defendant In Court posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cook County, Illinois -- Judge Geary Kull was attacked by a defendant in court this week, and was tased by police as they attempted to subdue his assailant.

According to police, defendant Michael Ganter broke free from the bailiff after a hearing and attacked the judge as he was being escorted out of the courtroom. Ganter allegedly lunged at the judge and punched him in the face several times. It was reported that Ganter was not wearing handcuffs at the time.

Ganter
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Sunday November 2nd, 2014

Florida Cop Breaks 15-Year Old Girl's Arm in School Over Cell Phone posted 11/02/2014, 2:49 PM (Davy Vara)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Less than a year after one of its police officers was arrested and charged with having unprotected sex with several women, knowing that he was HIV positive, the Greenacres, Florida Police Department is back in the spotlight.

In an exclusive story which I am breaking here on my blog, a young girl's father vows to seek justice for his daughter, after a Greenacres Police officer broke her arm.

The incident took place on Tuesday October 21, 2014 inside John I. Leonard H
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See Also:
> Cop Breaks Youth's Arm On School Bus, Police Say 'Within Protocol'
> Cop Breaks Student's Arm At Texas High School


Friday October 31st, 2014

Florida Judge Halts Trial & Demands Charges Against Orlando Cop For Perjury posted 10/31/2014, 1:12 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After an Orlando cop said under oath he was unaware of any excessive force complaints against him, a Florida judge halted a drug suspect's trial and demanded the cop be tried for perjury.

Judge Jenifer Davis felt all evidence indicated Orlando Police Sergeant Frank Chisari was aware of such complaints against him, and the officer was merely playing "semantic games" by denying such knowledge.
... (more)


Bust You For It Now, Tax You For It Tomorrow: The Insanity of Marijuana Prohibition posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Shock troops of prohibition: Oregon SWAT operatives conduct a marijuana raid.

Vale, Oregon – “I'm going to be burning weeds today – the right kind, that is,” Bill Esbensen wryly informed me as we met at his abandoned rental property. He was careful to obtain the required permit before igniting the assembled yard debris. Since he will be on probation until June 2016, Bill could wind up in prison for even the most trivial ordinance violation, the people running what pass
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How Cops Talk About Mundanes When They Think Nobody Else is Listening posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A few months ago, Austin Police Chief Art Acevdo responded to complaints about the abuse of a female jogger by his minions by saying, in effect: Hey, she should be grateful that she wasn’t raped: “In some cities, cops are actually committing sexual assaults on duty.”

In Austin, some on-duty cops are content to make jokes about rape victims that express unalloyed contempt for people who clin
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Judge Rules Police Can Compel A Defendant to Give Up A Fingerprint, But Not A Passcode posted 10/31/2014, 1:10 PM (The Virginian-Pilot)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone.

The question of whether a phone's pass code is constitutionally protected surfaced in the case of David Baust, an Emergency Medical Services captain charged in February with trying to strangle his girlfriend.
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Thursday October 30th, 2014

FBI Agents Cut Internet Access, Pose As Repairmen To Perform Warrantless Search posted 10/30/2014, 12:12 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LAS VEGAS, NV — To investigate a purported case of untaxed sports betting, federal agents turned off internet access to three luxury hotel suites then impersonated repair technicians to covertly get inside and collect evidence. The FBI contends that this ploy is sufficient “consent” to perform warrantless searches in private residences.

* * * * *

In June 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation suspected that a wealthy Malaysian real estate developer and a few of
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Patriot Act, Passed to Fight Terrorism, Used Mostly In Drug Investigations posted 10/30/2014, 12:12 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Patriot Act continues to wreak its havoc on civil liberties. Section 213 was included in the Patriot Act over the protests of privacy advocates and granted law enforcement the power to conduct a search while delaying notice to the suspect of the search. Known as a "sneak and peek" warrant, law enforcement was adamant Section 213 was needed to protect against terrorism. But the latest government report detailing the numbers... (more)


LAPD Officer Accused Of Punting Man's Face Like He Was 'Kicking A Field Goal' posted 10/30/2014, 12:12 PM (Daily Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Daily Press:
A Los Angeles police officer is under investigation after being accused of beating and kicking a suspect who was being held down by other officers, according to sources close to the probe.

The altercation was captured by a private company’s security camera. Several police officials who saw the video told The Times
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Mom Faces Jail For Using Cannabis Oil To Treat 15-Yr-Old Son's Chronic Pain posted 10/30/2014, 12:11 PM (CBS News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In March, one mother traveled to Colorado to get a bottle of cannabis oil in hopes of easing the agonizing pain her 15-year-old son has lived with for the past three years.

[...] "It stopped the pain and stopped the muscle spasms," Trey said. "It was helping me go to school until it then got taken away and then school was really hard again."

It was taken aw
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 10/30/2014, 12:11 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, San Francisco, and Phoenix all had corrupt cop cases this week. So did East Orange, New Jersey. Let's get to it:

In East Orange, New Jersey, an East Orange police officer was indicted last Thursday along with two others on charges she was dealing cocaine out of her home. Officer Rajheher Massenburg, 35, now faces charges of
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Police's Good Faith Exception: Courts Keep Expanding Exception That Gives Police Pass On Illegal Searches posted 10/30/2014, 12:11 PM (Slate)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It used to be that when police violated a suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights through an unconstitutional search, evidence derived from the search would be thrown out.

Increasingly, that’s not the case.
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Antonio Buehler Found Not Guilty After Almost 3 Years posted 10/30/2014, 12:10 PM (DemocracyNow)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Buehler acquitted of failing to comply with officer’s order


Deputy jailed after using badge to procure services from Baton Rouge sidewalk hostesses posted 10/30/2014, 12:09 PM (ArkLatexHomepage.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy is in jail charged with using his badge to have his way with prostitutes in a Baton Rouge motel.... (more)
What an interesting way to describe rape.


Wednesday October 29th, 2014

Sarcastic "God Bless You" Triggers Miami Cop To Go On Psychotic Tirade posted 10/29/2014, 9:48 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A mentally unstable Miami Beach police officer, identified as Kenneth MacLeod, was filmed going on a psychotic tirade against a young man, Albert Valdes, for sarcastically saying "god bless you" after the officer wrote him a $1,000 ticket for having his license plate accidentally flipped up.

The officer, who appears to be experiencing a bout of roid-rage, threatened to throw Va
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Cop Attempts to Tackle Topless Protester, Rams Head First Into Wall Instead posted 10/29/2014, 9:48 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

[Note: NSFW, video is not censored.]

Comedy gold from RT:
Topless feminist group FEMEN was at it again, and is beginning to prove too athletic for some cops to catch.

The video shows the half-naked ladies running away from the police, and dodging the law enforcers like skillful f
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Graphic Video Released in "Firing Squad" Style Police Killing of Mentally Ill Man posted 10/29/2014, 9:48 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Saginaw, MI — The gruesome dashcam video of a summary execution of a mentally ill man by police has been released to the public this week.

The video shows six police officers, in firing squad fashion, execute mentally ill, Milton Hall, in broad daylight in a Saginaw parking lot.

Hall was several meters away from the closest police officer when the shots began. He posed very little threat to the officers as he was armed with a small pocket knife and could have easily
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Grant Gerber: Horatius on Horseback posted 10/29/2014, 9:48 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the gate –
To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late;
And how can man die better, than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods?


Grant Gerber, who died on October 24 in Elko, Nevada while surrounded by his fa
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