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Thursday January 22nd, 2015
America's Growth Industry: Probation and Parole posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The true and staggering rate of incarceration in America is masked by the unconventional cages that are rarely factored into the head count. Many people are caged in an unconventional manner for trivial and nonviolent offenses such as driving without a license or for shoplifting inexpensive items like food. Their number is swelling for one basic reason: They increase revenue. Increasingly, the revenue does not come from tax dollars but from the offenders themselves who are forced to pay for the ... (more)


Wednesday January 21st, 2015

Man Indicted for Assault, Despite Police Being Caught on Video Viciously Attacking Him posted 01/21/2015, 6:47 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Atlantic City, NJ — A terrible injustice is transpiring in New Jersey this week as a man was just indicted for assaulting police officers after surveillance footage clearly shows one of the worst cases of police brutality ever caught on film.

Connor Castellani, 22, of Linwood, will stand trial for three charges; aggravated assault on a police officer, a third-degree crime; resisting arrest with threats or use of force or violence, also a third-degree crime; and inflicting harm on
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New Illinois Law Says Schools Can Demand Social Media Passwords From Students posted 01/21/2015, 6:47 PM (FOX2now.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BELLEVILLE, IL ( KTVI)- A new Illinois law aimed at stopping cyber-bullying, gives schools access to kids social media accounts. Some say the law goes too far.

Previously Illinois schools could take action against students if online bullying occurred, such as something posted on Twitter or Facebook during the school day.

However, with the new law that Illinois legislators approved, school districts and universities in Illinois can demand a student’s social media
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Illinois Cop Claims It's "Now Illegal to Record" Cops After Caught Sleeping in Car posted 01/21/2015, 1:01 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Illinois cop told a man it was “now illegal to record a police officer in public” after the man claimed he had caught him sleeping in his car on Friday.

It is not illegal to record cops in Illinois, as we explained here, but it used to be under the state’s Draconian Eavesdropping Bill until the courts struck down that law as unconstitutional after a lengthy legal battle bet
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Anonymous Infiltrates the Police, Cop Facing Discipline After Wearing Guy Fawkes Mask to Protest posted 01/21/2015, 1:01 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami Beach, Florida – A North Miami Beach Police officer is facing disciplinary action from his police department for his involvement in “Anonymous” and his refusal to take off a mask at a recent protest that he organized and participated in.

According to officials at the North Miami Beach Police Department, Officer Ericson Harrell violated department policies when he was arrested in Plantation during a one man protest against Obamacare.

Commanders at the police de
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Deputy Caught on Camera Shattering Wheelchair Bound Man's Dentures While Beating Him To A Pulp posted 01/21/2015, 1:01 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Pinellas County, FL– Deputy Raymond Ferrio, 47, was fired from the Pinella’s County Police Department on Tuesday for using excessive force on an inmate, and admitting he got “caught up in the moment” while beating a disabled man.

Shockingly, not only did this department fire the unhinged officer, they showed complete transparency in not only issuing a full statement, but also releasing a four and a half minute long video of the incident.  It is currently unclear if they will go
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After Torturing 118 Black Men, Cop Jon Burge Walks Out of Jail In Less Than 4 Years - With Full Pension! posted 01/21/2015, 1:00 PM (Parhlo.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The 66 year old ex-police officer, Jon Burge is reported to have overseen the torture of 118 Black men who were under the custody of Chicago police over 30 years ago.

Jon Burge served only three and half years in a prison having minimum security. He walked conveniently out of the federal prison as a free man after serving the sentence. Jon Burge was given an early release into a halfway house in Tampa, Florida.

Moreover, Jon Burge was given full police pension amou
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How Much Civil Asset Forfeiture Will Holder’s New Policy Actually Prevent? posted 01/21/2015, 1:00 PM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"...the new policy comes nowhere near ending civil forfeiture at the federal level. At best, it nibbles around the edges. As to what percentage of civil forfeitures the new policy will prevent overall at every level of government, it’s hard to say for sure. But it’s safe to say that figure will be significantly less than 6 percent."... (more)


Tuesday January 20th, 2015

Bill Would Ban Use Of Military Items For Tennessee Law Enforcement Agencies posted 01/20/2015, 10:33 PM (Johnson City Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Memphis-area state senator said he wanted Tennessee to join the national conversations involving both the public’s interaction with and perception of law enforcement agencies, as well as those agencies’ possession and use of military equipment.

To begin that conversation, on Thursday, Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, filed Senate Bill 39, which, if passed, would prohibit Tennessee’s law enforcement agencies from owning or using certain vehicles and weapons that were, at one poin
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Man Invokes 5th Amendment, Cops Tell Him to "Throw all the Legal Mumbo Jumbo Out the Window" posted 01/20/2015, 3:01 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Atlanta, GA — A video submitted to the Free Thought Project illustrates the level of ignorance and bullying applied by some law enforcement officers.

Dilshod Tulyoganov, was accused by a Georgia State Trooper of not coming to a complete stop before making a turn. As the driver of the vehicle, Tulyoganov is required by law to produce identification. When asked for his ID Tulyoganov complies and hands the officer his Georgia driver’s license.

From this point on is wh
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Cop Enters Man's Home Without Knocking, Says "No Trespassing" Sign Gave Him Probable Cause: Claim posted 01/20/2015, 11:36 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From Paulex on Daily Kos:
Recently, I was sitting at my computer, typing away, when I heard the door opening and closing in the next room. It was around lunchtime, so I figured it was my brother (he came home for lunch, once in awhile). I turned toward the doorway, and was stunned to see a uniformed Pennsylvania sta... (more)


Federal Court Upholds Unconstitutional Car Search posted 01/20/2015, 11:36 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal judge decided earlier this month to accept evidence from an automobile search that a state court magistrate had declared unlawful. US District Judge Jerome B. Simandle insisted that there was nothing wrong in accepting the evidence deemed tainted by the New Jersey Superior Court.

The question was raised over the December 22, 2012 traffic stop of Terron Perry, a 26-year-old felon who does not make for a sympathetic defendant. Nevertheless, the precedent will apply to all
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Police 'Commander' Resigns After Video Shows Him Stealing Prescription Drugs From Storage Vault posted 01/20/2015, 11:34 AM (KTAR)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Prescott Valley Police Department commander Arthur Askew has resigned after video evidence showed him removing prescription drugs that had previously been turned in by the public for destruction from the department's drug storage vault. ... (more)


More Fallout From Eric Holder's Changes To Civil Asset Forfeiture Law posted 01/20/2015, 11:32 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Friday, I posted some analysis of Attorney General Eric Holder's changes to the equitable-sharing program, which allows local police agencies to circumvent state restrictions on civil asset forfeiture by procuring nominal federal involvement in their investigations, thereby making those investigations governed by more forfeiture-friendly federal law. The f... (more)


Monday January 19th, 2015

Police Using New Radar Device To Peer Inside Homes posted 01/19/2015, 9:51 PM (USA Today)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WASHINGTON — At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside, a practice raising new concerns about the extent of government surveillance.

Those agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, began deploying the radar systems more than two years ago with little notice to the courts and no public disclosure of when or how the
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No Charges For Man Who Shot Oklahoma Police Chief Four Times During Warrantless Search posted 01/19/2015, 3:02 PM (CNN)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(CNN) - No charges have been filed against a man who shot the police chief of a small town in Oklahoma four times, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says.

Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross was shot Thursday morning after he entered a house looking for the person who allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to a Head Start center, CNN affiliate KFOR reported.

Ross was shot by the man living in the house, KFOR said. The chief had just donned a protective vest, which
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New Revenue Stream: Man Ticketed for 'Eating While Driving' in Georgia posted 01/19/2015, 11:11 AM (6 ABC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From 6 ABC:
COBB COUNTY, GA - A man plans to fight a citation after he was ticketed for "eating while driving" in Georgia.

Madison Turner told ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he ordered a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese from a Marietta McDonald's. A few minutes later, a police officer pulled him over and wrote h
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Police Accountability Measures Working? Intense Standoff With Gun Wielding Man Ends Peacefully posted 01/19/2015, 11:11 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sacramento, CA — An intense standoff was captured on video between a mentally unstable man and Sacramento police officers on Thursday.

Amazingly enough, the myriad of snipers and SWAT members didn’t fire a single round at the man who was waiving a revolver around in the middle of the road.

Instead of shooting first and asking questions later, a negotiator, Officer Ed Bertola, was called in. Police requested, over their loud speaker, for the suspect, Cory Thomas, to
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Washington Cop Fails to Intimidate Man Recording Traffic Stop by Claiming he Could Seize Camera as "Evidence" posted 01/19/2015, 11:11 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Washington cop pulled a man over for not having mud flaps on his truck, then proceeded to tell him to turn off his phone when the man began recording the traffic stop.

When Michael Wallace continued recording, the Port Orchard cop told him he could seize it “as evidence,” which is a lie.

And Wallace knew it was a lie, which is why he continued recording, unpe
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Justice Department Limits Seized Asset Sharing With State, Local Cops posted 01/19/2015, 11:10 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Attorney General Eric Holder this morning issued an order that will bar federal agencies from participating in "adoptions" of assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies. "Adoptions" occur when state or local law enforcement agencies seize cash or properties under state laws, but then ask that a federal agency takes the ... (more)


Utah Man Killed in Drug Bust Scuffle posted 01/19/2015, 11:10 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man was shot and killed by a West Valley City, Utah, police officer who was attempting to arrest him on drug charges Wednesday. Jeffrey Nielson, 34, becomes the first person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

This is the fifth year the Drug War Chronicle has tallied drug war deaths. There were 54 in 2011, 63 in 2012, 41 in 2013, and 39 in 2014.

According
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Sunday January 18th, 2015

NY Cops Accused Of Habitually Planting Guns, Cases Dismissed posted 01/18/2015, 2:39 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A group of New York police officers stand accused of habitually planting guns on multiple innocent people in order to hit them with weapons charges.

From the New York Times:
A Brooklyn man who claimed the police manufactured gun-possession charges against him had his case dismissed on Thursday, ... (more)


Agency Will Confiscate Infant If Entire Family Doesn't Get Flu Shots posted 01/18/2015, 2:38 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
TACOMA, WA — A state bureaucracy is threatening a mother with removal of an infant unless her entire family subjects themselves to flu shots.

This is the dilemma that foster parent Jamie Smith is currently facing. The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is giving the Tacoma family until February to comply with the mandated regimen of influenza vaccines — imposed on every member of the family — or else they will lose their youngest child, a 2-week-old foster
... (more)
Flu vaccine protects against wrong strain, US health officials warn...


Saturday January 17th, 2015

One in Three Americans Believe Police 'Routinely Lie': Survey posted 01/17/2015, 2:03 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(Reuters) - While most Americans approve of the work being done by their local police, nearly a third feel that some officers "routinely lie to serve their own interests," a survey released on Thursday by Reuters and the IPSOS polling organization showed.

The number rises to 45 percent among African-Americans.

The findings come as scrutiny on police has been heightened in recent months by the killing of unarmed blacks by white officers, which has raised questions ab
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Police Assault And Handcuff Wrong Man. But It's Okay, they "Did It In Good Faith" posted 01/17/2015, 9:09 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
St. Ann, Missouri – Police in a town just outside of St. Louis recently assaulted and handcuffed the wrong person during a high speed chase. 22-year-old Joseph Swink was driving down the road, minding his own business last week, when his car was hit by a vehicle that was in a high speed chase with police.

Swink’s car was hit by the fleeing suspect, who continued to speed down the road after the collision. Instead of following after the suspect, police stopped the car that had been
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South Florida Cop Claims It's a "Safety Issue" to Record Him During Traffic Stop in Miami posted 01/17/2015, 9:09 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A South Florida cop told a man he was not allowed to record him during a traffic stop because it was a “safety issue,” reaching into the car and swatting the camera.

But the man with the camera wasn’t sold.

“May I record, I mean, you’re not allowed to be recorded right now,” said the man with the camera, whose name is Manny Prades, according to his Youtube channel.
... (more)


Friday January 16th, 2015

Holder Limits Seized-Asset Sharing Process That Split Billions With Local, State Police posted 01/16/2015, 5:08 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without proving that a crime occurred.

Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago as part of the war on drugs.

Since 2008, thousands of local and state police agencies have made more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3
... (more)

Radley Balko: Breaking down Holder’s move to limit civil asset forfeiture abuse


LAPD Embarrassed Over Viral Coke Video That They Liken To Swatting; May Charge the Pranksters posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles, CA– The Los Angeles Police Department is looking into possible charges over an embarrassing prank titled “Coke Prank on Cops” which was posted to YouTube on Monday and quickly went viral.

In the video, four young men are seen asking people if they want some coke at Venice Beach. They are sitting inside their SUV (which was fitted with
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Cop Accused Of Shooting At Woman In Off-Duty Road Rage Incident, Tampering With Evidence posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (WSVN)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A Miami-Dade Police officer has bonded out after being held behind bars on charges connected to his alleged display of road rage toward another officer.

Jonathan Lang was released early Wednesday morning, at 2 a.m., after being held on a $17,500 bond. He is charged with aggravated assault, shooting a gun from a car and tampering with evidence.

[...]According to Illa, she was driving to the county jail where she works when Lang shot at
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Major Cities Across The US Becoming Equipped With "Full-Time" SWAT Teams posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Indianapolis, Indiana – For at least six months now, the SWAT team for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has been deployed full-time, responding to routine calls and conducting investigations.

It was reported by WishTV that in the past six months, the Indianapolis SWAT division has been on nearly 300 calls, and conducted over 700 interviews with people on the street. The poli
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Raping Underage Girl Gets Cop 30 Months Jail After Judge Credits Cop's Years Of 'Service' posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (CTNews.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BRIDGEPORT – A 20-year veteran of the Trumbull police force Tuesday began serving a 30-month prison term Tuesday for repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenaged girl he met through the department’s explorer program.

[...][Judge] Devlin, while acknowledging that children need to be protected said he was giving Ruscoe credit for his years of good service with the police department.

“I know you have really been traumatized by this situation,” the judge told the victim an
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Police Sergeant Gets 9 Years For Sexually Assaulting Woman During Traffic Stop posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (SGV Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
IRWINDALE - A former Irwindale police sergeant was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a Chino woman during a 2012 traffic stop.

[...]The assault occurred Oct. 20, 2012 near Azusa Canyon Road and Arrow Highway. The woman was delivering newspapers.

Fraijo pulled her and asked to see her driver’s license, according to the prosecution.

When the woman told him she didn’t have a license, he told her to drive to a parking lot wh
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This is the type of sentence the cop who was given 2-yrs probation should have gotten.


N.J. Cop Sentenced for Stealing 600,000 Cigarettes, Extorting $20,000 From Underover Agent posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (Philly.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former New Jersey police officer was sentenced today to three years in prison for stealing more than half a million cigarettes and extorting $20,000 from an undercover FBI agent he thought was a drug courier.

Mario Rodriguez, 40, was an officer in the Jersey City Police Department on July 3, 2013, when he drove to a Secaucus warehouse with an accomplice, broke into a trailer with a bolt-cutter, and stole 600,000 cigarettes and several television sets, federal authorities said.
... (more)


Ex-NYPD Officer Gets up to 23 1/2 Years for Ticket Fixing, Selling Fake DVDs, Plotting to Kill Witness, More posted 01/16/2015, 9:46 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In return for pleading guilty to the laundry list of crimes, Jose Ramos, 45, was sentenced to 15 1/2 to 23 1/2 years behind bars. That sentence will run concurrently with the up to 14 1/2 years he’s already serving on attempted robbery and drug charges.... (more)


Newspaper Editor Fired After Arrest For Taking Photos, Even Though Dashcam Proved Cops to be Liars posted 01/16/2015, 9:46 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Vince Lovato was the editor of the Lake County Leader in Polson, Montana…until this happened.

At 53 years of age, with over three decades of journalism experience, Lovato lost his job after being arrested on October 1 for obstruction, resisting arrest and belligerence for daring to take photos at an accident.
... (more)


Thursday January 15th, 2015

From Neighborhood Cops to Robocops: The Changing Face of American Police posted 01/15/2015, 9:41 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means

If 2014 was the year of militarized police, armored tanks, and stop-and-frisk searches, 2015 may well be the year of technologized police, surveillance blimps and scan-and-frisk searches.

Just as we witnessed neighborhood cops being transformed into soldier cops, we’re about to see them shapeshift once again, this time into robocops,
... (more)


The Worst That Can Happen To You For Committing A Nonviolent Marijuana Crime, Around The World posted 01/15/2015, 9:39 AM (Mises Canada)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Everyone knows different countries treat drugs differently. For example, if you get caught buying or selling a large amount of marijuana in Canada, you’re probably not going to get your head chopped off by the government–but in Saudi Arabia, that is the law.

I wanted to see just how different the laws were in world when it came to nonviolent marijuana crimes: that is, if one or more people are breaking a marijuana-related crime (like buying, selling, smoking, or producing) and the
... (more)


Officer Held Down A Dog While Fellow Officer Slit Her Throat--Cleared of Wrong Doing posted 01/15/2015, 9:39 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Baltimore, MD– All charges have been dropped against Officer Thomas Schmidt, a Baltimore police officer who had been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty after allegedly holding down a small dog while Officer Jeffrey Bolger slit its throat.

Schmidt, a 24-year veteran of the department, retired in September and will not be returning to the force. The trial for Bolger
... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 01/15/2015, 9:35 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Massachusetts prosecutor swaps info for pain pills, more jail guards get in trouble, a Georgia cop gets busted for slinging Ecstasy, a San Antonio cop get nailed for stealing cash and weed from a couple, and more. Let's get to it:

In Americus, Georgia, a Sumter County jail guard was arrested January 2
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Officer Fired After Reporting Undercover Cop's Sex Act With Prostitute posted 01/15/2015, 9:35 AM (5 News Online)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The fired officer who released the details of an undercover officer’s arrest of a prostitute while receiving sexual acts filed a lawsuit against the police department this week, saying he did not break any department policies and deserves his job back.

Police deny any wrongdoing and say the fired sergeant put an undercover officer’s identity at risk.

Sgt. Don Paul Bales was fired Oct. 20 from the Fort Smith Police Department after Chief Kevin Lin
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Iowa Man Who Fought to Use Marijuana Oil on Rare Cancer Dies posted 01/15/2015, 9:35 AM (ABC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An eastern Iowa man who was convicted late last year of growing marijuana that he used to treat his rare form of cancer has died.... (more)


Wednesday January 14th, 2015

Police Chief Trying To Find Some Way To Charge Drone Operator Who Didn't Break Any Laws posted 01/14/2015, 5:59 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Don't let the fact that no crime occurred stop you from attempting to prosecute someone, Sparky. (via PINAC)
Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall said he is consulting the city's legal department after the three-... (more)


Houston Police Officers Behind Ticket-Rigging Scheme That Caused Dismissal Of Over 6,000 Tickets Allowed To Quit Or Retire Before They Get Fired posted 01/14/2015, 5:59 PM (KHOU)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chief McClelland put the three officers on desk duty in August. A fourth officer, Rudolph Farias, committed suicide when the scandal broke. "We certainly had enough information and evidence that we believe warrants an investigation," Chief McClelland said in August.

The alleged motivation for the ticket rigging scheme was to appear in court more often to collect more overtime. In September, the City Attorney's office dismissed more than 6,000 speeding tickets written by the office
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Middle School Students Advised to Throw Canned Food at Active Shooters posted 01/14/2015, 5:59 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Middle school students in Alabama are being advised to stash canned food throughout their classrooms to be used as weapons against possible armed intruders. W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscilla Holley, who sent a letter home to parents last week, announced the new safety procedure after discussing the issue with law enforcement.

Speaking with WHNT 19, Holley said the policy was modeled after a survival tactic know as ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Count
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France Celebrates Its New Reverence For Free Speech By Arresting Comedian For His Speech posted 01/14/2015, 5:58 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over the weekend in Paris there was a so-called "Unity March" in response to last week's Charlie Hebdo attack. The photographs from the march were striking -- even if the famed photo of many world leaders holding hands and marching together turned out to a photo op on a closed street, rather than with the rest of the marchers. And, of course, this was all a facade. Many of the l... (more)


Judge Not Too Concerned That 68-Year-Old Woman's House Was Raided Because Someone Used Her Open WiFi To Post A Threat posted 01/14/2015, 1:57 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We've written before about faulty legal activities based on nothing stronger than an IP address. An IP address is not a person, but many entities... (more)


Autistic Student Who Kissed Wrong Person Expelled for Sexual Assault posted 01/14/2015, 1:57 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An autistic 20-year-old who attends special-needs classes at Navarro College in Waxahachie, Texas, was recently kicked out for sexually assaulting another student. What did he do, specifically? He hugged a female student and kissed her on the top of the head, having mistaken her for someone else.

Brian Ferguson is moderately impaired by his autism but can speak well enough and enjoys attending classes. He was walking down a hallway when he encountered a woman he wrongly thought he
... (more)


Video Shows San Diego Cop Trying to Beat Up Two Paramedics Inside 7-Eleven posted 01/14/2015, 12:27 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


San Diego, CA — A surveillance tape from a Golden Hill 7-Eleven was just released which shows a San Diego cop assault two members of an ambulance crew.

The trial began Tuesday for Anibal Solis, a parking enforcement officer with the SDPD, who is accused of attacking a paramedic and EMT from Rural/Metro.

During the trial Solis says he heard the paramedics call him a
... (more)


Montana Cop Cries After Killing Unarmed Man, "I Thought He Was Going To Pull A Gun On Me" posted 01/14/2015, 9:51 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In what is being reported as a real tearjerker, a Montana police officer was filmed crying after shooting an unarmed man he feared was reaching for a gun. The man was not armed, but the cop felt scared, therefor the murder was deemed "justified."

From CBS News:
BILLINGS, Mont. - Newly released police dash cam footage shows a Montana police officer breaking do... (more)


Male Cop Extorts Man For Oral Sex With Threats Of Jail, Gets Probation posted 01/14/2015, 9:51 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Memphis police officer Brandon Berry was accused in early 2013 of demanding oral sex from a man with an outstanding warrant in exchange for not taking him to jail.

Upon being questioned by police, Berry admitted to the crime, and was shortly thereafter indicted for official misconduct.

Berry plead guilty to the charge last month, but despite committing what amounts to extortion and rape, he was only given a one year suspended sentence with two years probation... (more)


Paradise Lost: NYPD Commish Declares Slowdown Over, Revenue Generation Resuming As Normal posted 01/14/2015, 9:51 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Are the good times really over for good?

From the New York Daily News:
The city's top cop finally acknowledged an NYPD slowdown — but declared on Friday that it’s a thing of the past.

The number of summonses issued citywide dropped 94% for the week ending Dec. 29, records show. That trend continued with a 92% dip for the week endin
... (more)


Nightmare: Cop Stalks Woman, Has Her Committed When She Rejects Him posted 01/14/2015, 9:39 AM (Courthouse News )
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer infatuated with a young woman he met during a landlord-tenant dispute tried to have her committed after she rejected his attentions, a lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade County claims.

In her complaint, Kirenia Cardidad Figuera says she met Officer Joshua Zacharias when he responded to a domestic dispute call at her mother's apartment. Figuera says at the time, both she and her sister lived with her mother, but neither contributed money toward the living expenses in
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Tuesday January 13th, 2015

Ohio State Students Get a Hefty Dose of the Police State for Celebrating Football Victory posted 01/13/2015, 5:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Columbus, OH — Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, but the way police responded to celebrating students was a loss for all.

“We are just innocent students celebrating our football team,” one person told the the Columbus Dispatch.

Upon news of the victory, overjoyed students took to the streets in a carousing yet peaceful manner late Monday night. But their revelry was short lived as the police state descended on Col
... (more)


After a Grueling 3 Year Battle, Court Rules that the NYPD has to Explain Their X-Ray Vans posted 01/13/2015, 8:26 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — Over the past few years the NYPD has deployed a secretive program that uses unmarked vans with specialized X-ray machines designed to look through nearby objects; and the public knows little to nothing about them.

Thanks to ProPublica, a state judge has just ordered that the NYPD has some explaining to do in regards to their surreptitious X-ray van prog
... (more)


Dashcam Footage Shows Arrest of Woman Accused of Assaulting Sheriff posted 01/13/2015, 8:23 AM (CBC.ca)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police dashcam video obtained exclusively by CBC News shows the arrest of a Camrose dentist accused of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest during a traffic stop.

Simona Tibu, 40, was charged with assaulting a peace officer in 2013, but later told a court that she was the true victim — saying the altercation left her fearing for her life.

The video was released after a lengthy legal battle.
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It took over a year for this video to be released. While the woman is acting erratic the cop had no reason to place his hands on her. - Chris


Face Off: Good Cops Do Exist Vs. There Are No Good Cops posted 01/13/2015, 8:22 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Are there good cops, or are they all bad? Read these arguments from The Freeman and decide for yourself!... (more)


San Antonio Officer Charged With Stealing Items During Call posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police officer has been arrested on allegations he stole thousands of dollars, marijuana and a rifle from a couple during a disturbance call.... (more)


Hotter Than Lava: Police's Everyday Use Of Flashbang Grenades posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (ProPublica)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Every day, cops toss dangerous military-style grenades during raids, with little oversight and horrifying results.... (more)


America's Dirtiest Cops: Cash, Cocaine, Corruption on the Texas Border posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (Rolling Stone)
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How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border... (more)


Sheriff's Deputies: Department of Public Safety Officer Arrested, Accused of Groping Woman During Traffic Stop posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (The Advocate)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Authorities on Sunday arrested a Department of Public Safety officer accused of groping a woman during a traffic stop Saturday and then misleading investigators.

Michael Selders, 47, pulled over a woman for a traffic stop early Saturday on La. 67 near Port Hudson Pride Road, according to an arrest report. He later told East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s investigators it was because she had run a red light.

The woman, who was driving home from work, told deputies that
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