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Santa Ana City Council Meeting Canceled Over "F the Police" Hat posted 10/08/2014, 5:19 PM (OC Weekly)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A scheduled SanTana City Council meeting tonight got canceled almost as soon as it started--all over a hat that proclaimed "F*ck the Police."

A man who only identified himself as "Bijan" sat down inside the council chambers wearing the Starter-style snapback cap, embroidered with the slogan in the same font on NWA Raiders hats that they used for publicity shots. "We noticed Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas, the Mayor and City Manager looking at us," says Angel Juarez, a member
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Inmate Reports Threats By Guard, Turns Up Dead posted 10/08/2014, 5:18 PM (The Miami Herald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Latandra Ellington had weathered some of Lowell Correctional Institution’s harshest and most primitive realities, and was just seven months shy of freedom — and being reunited with her four young children.

But on Sept. 21, Ellington wrote a chilling letter to her aunt telling her she feared she wouldn’t make it out alive. One of the officers at the prison — she identified him as “Sgt. Q” — had threatened to beat and kill her, she wrote.

“He was gone [sic] beat me to
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CDC’s Ebola Advice to Airline Crews: Watch for Passengers 'Using Restroom Many Times’ posted 10/08/2014, 5:17 PM (CNS News)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
(CNSNews.com) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a video designed to instruct commercial airline crews on what they need to know and do considering that someone suffering from Ebola might end up on one of their flights.... (more)


Guantanamo Use Of Olive Oil In Force Feedings 'Astonishing', Doctor Tells Court posted 10/08/2014, 5:16 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The methods used by the US military to feed inmates in Guantánamo Bay against their will presents a long-term risk to their health, a federal court heard on Tuesday.

Steven Miles, a doctor and professor of medical ethics at the University of Minnesota, told a courtroom that lubricating the feeding tubes at Guantánamo, used on hunger-striking detainees, can cause a form of chronic inflammatory pneumonia, and questioned whether the force feeding was medically necessary.

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Tuesday October 7th, 2014

No Criminal Charges for the Baby-Burning Stormtroopers of Habersham County posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Habersham County, Georgia, it is not a crime to mutilate children in midnight raids, assuming that the assailants are privileged purveyors of state-sanctioned violence.

Following a six-day investigation, a Habersham County Grand Jury has declined to indict the law enfo
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DEA Impersonated Woman, Set Up Fake Facebook Page, Posted Photos From Her Seized Phone To Make It Look Real posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chris Hamby, over at Buzzfeed, has an incredible and crazy story about the DEA impersonating a woman, creating a fake Facebook profile without her knowledge or permission, and posting photos from her seized cell phone, all in order to try to get information from others. Even more crazy: a court has said this behavior is fine. The specifics involve ... (more)


Welcome to Police State USA: Family Traveling With Children Terrorized By Cops in Horrific Stop posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A family from Hammond, Illinois was recently on their way to Stroger Hospital in Chicago, to visit a dying relative when they were attacked by police at a traffic stop.

Lisa Mahone was on the way to the hospital to visit her dying mother, her boyfriend Jamal Jones, and her two children were also in the car at the time.

The entire family was on their way to say their final goodbyes when they were pulled over by police because the Lisa was not wearing a seat belt.
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Cops Dump A Murder Victim's Ashes Alleging They Were Drugs posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In September of this year, a man named Donald Hoffman gruesomely murdered and robbed four men aged 55 to 67 over an eight day period in Bocyrus, Ohio.  The killing spree was one of the most violent and heinous crimes the small town had ever seen.

Family members of the victims have stated that Hoffman had been seeking money for drugs, and when the me
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What the Feds and Bernie Madoff Have in Common posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
Through the years, Bernard Madoff, the convicted ponzi schemer who defrauded his investors, "generously" donated millions of dollars to charity -- cancer research, hospitals, theaters, schools, and more. At least one of these charitable organizations invested with Mr. Madoff, where the invested funds disappeared.

But Madoff is not the only one who gives money to people after first taking it from them. Today's political leaders win votes and plaudits by giving goodies to little Joh
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NYPD Officers Swing on 16-Year-Old With His Hands Raised, Then Hit Him in the Face With a Gun posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (DNA Info)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BROOKLYN — Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and using a gun to bash a 16-year-old suspect in the face despite the teen raising his hands to surrender, according to a video obtained by DNAinfo New York.

The surveillance footage obtained exclusively by “On The Inside" shows the two officers catch up to marijuana suspect Kahreem Tribble after a brief chase in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

As the teen stops running, one officer throws a punch at h
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Supreme Court Investigates Police K-9 Sniffs posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Motoring issues are on the US Supreme Court;s agenda this term. On Monday, the justices heard oral arguments in Heien v. North Carolina, weighing the question of whether a traffic stop is invalid if the cop gets the law wrong. Last Thursday, the court also announced it would take up the issue of drug dog sniffs during traffic stops.

In January, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a four-page decision find
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Monday October 6th, 2014

Judge Says Steal Elderly Car Crash Victim's Home Over Single Missed Property Tax Payment posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


County officials are free to steal an elderly car crash victim's home for missing a single property tax payment back in 2011, a Kalamazoo county judge has decreed.

Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Gary Giguere, Jr. said the state can steal h
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TSA Desecrates Woman's Ashen Remains During Warrantless Urn Search posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CLEVELAND, OH — A man is suing the Transportation Security Administration because he says that TSA agents opened up a sealed urn and spilled his mother’s ashen remains into his suitcase.

On Friday, October 5, 2012, Mr. Shannon Thomas made a scheduled airline trip from Cleveland to Puerto Rico, with an intermediate stop in Washington, D.C.  The Ohio man was making the trip to fulfill his deceased mother’s wishes of spreading her cremated ashes into the Caribbean Sea.

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Documents Released In Silk Road Case Add More Evidence To The 'Parallel Construction' Theory posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ever since the government first declared it had located the Silk Road server linked to Dread Pirate Roberts (Ross Ulbricht) thanks to a leaky CAPTCHA, there have been questions about the plausibility of this explanation. Ulbricht's attorneys suggested it wasn't the FBI, but rather the NSA, who tracked the Silk ... (more)


"'Comply Or Die' Is Not The Law" posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In 1975, as the elected sheriff of Utah’s Davis County, William “Dub” Lawrence helped organize one of the state’s first SWAT teams. On September 22, 2008, his son-in-law, Brian Wood, was killed by that SWAT team outside his home following a 12-hour standoff.

After suffering a breakdown of some kind, Wood called 911 to report (falsely) that he had beaten and raped his wife. SWAT operator
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After This Cop Got Schooled at DUI Checkpoint and the Video Went on Youtube, He Retaliated posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Napa, Calif. – On August 22, Johnathan Travis Moore, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Napa, California, according to the Napa Valley Register. Passenger Ryan Tregaskis was filming on his cellphone as the stop took place.

While courts across the nation have upheld citizens right to record police in the
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Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized “Cop Watch” Groups Across the US posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (Truth-Out)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When communities attempt to police the police, they often get, well... policed.

In several states, organized groups that use police scanners and knowledge of checkpoints to collectively monitor police activities by legally and peacefully filming cops on duty have said they've experienced retaliation, including unjustified detainment and arrests as well as police intimidation.
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NSA Mission Creep: It's for the Children posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (The Beacon)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s, and numerous other credible whistleblowers‘ irrefutable revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies are capturing and indefinitely storing million of innocent Americans’ phone calls, emails, internet transactions, and even movements and whereabouts at any given time--App... (more)


Who's Afraid of the Workers' Revolution? posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: Economy]
It’s finally happening: the backlash against the most impressive features of digital-age economics. I’ve been waiting for this for years, knowing that we can’t smoothly travel from the old world of command and control to the new world of personal sovereignty without engaging in the intellectual argument.

What’s been missing until recently has been the framework these arguments would take. That’s now becoming clearer. The opponents of markets just can’t reconcile themselves to
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Georgia Homeowner Killed in Fruitless Drug Raid posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Georgia SWAT team shot and killed an armed homeowner during a September 24 drug raid sparked by the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property the previous day. No drugs were found. David Hooks, 59, becomes the 34th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WMAZ TV 13, Laurens County sheriff’s deputies with the drug task force and spe
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Are Police More Damned Trouble Than They're Worth? posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Modern police forces have become little more than a new set of predators from which the public needs protection.... (more)


John Oliver Covers Police Stealing Your Stuff Through Forfeiture posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It's a shady process called "civil asset forfeiture," and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order. See?


Baltimore Police Chief Calling for Federal Investigation into Officers After Latest Video Shows Contradictions posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Oh, Baltimore.

Last week saw another “use-of-force” arrest caught on video, only a week after a previous video emerged, where the public debate over the very meaning of that phrase continues in its muddled rage.

This time, it was one unarmed man against five officers, all of whom have since
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Chicago Cop Oversees Torture Of 118 Black Men & Does Less Than Four Years In Jail posted 10/06/2014, 4:04 PM (New Pittsburgh Courier)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jon Burge is a 66-year-old ex-police commander who is said to have overseen the torture of 118 Black men who were in Chicago police custody over 30 years ago.

He walked out of federal prison a free man after serving only three and a half years in a minimum security prison. Burge was granted early release into a halfway house in Tampa, Florida. And that’s not even the worst part!

Burge gets to start his life over with a $4,000-a month police pension that he gets to k
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DHS Raids Investigative Journalist; Seizes Confidential List of Whistleblowers posted 10/06/2014, 4:04 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MARYLAND — Federal agents staged a pre-dawn raid on the home of an award-winning investigative journalist, and walked away with hundreds of documents — including a top-secret list of government whistleblowers.... (more)


Britain: Huge Majority Thinks 'War on Drugs' Has Failed, New Poll Finds posted 10/06/2014, 4:04 PM (The Observer)
[Category: General]
An increasing proportion of Britons favours a more liberal approach to drugs and would support decriminalisation strategies, according to a comprehensive survey commissioned by the Observer.... (more)


Spy(ware) Vs. Spy(ware): Indictments For One Creator, Law Enforcement Plaudits For The Other posted 10/06/2014, 4:04 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
One of these products is handed out by law enforcement agencies. One just had its creator arrested after an FBI investigation. ... (more)


Saturday October 4th, 2014

The Drug War's Medical Quislings posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When police dragged Felix Booker, naked and shackled, into the emergency room at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, they knew Dr. Michael LaPaglia would set aside his Hippocratic obligation to the patient and act as an agent of the State.

On at least two previous occasions, LaPaglia had p
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This Traffic Stop Video Epitomizes Everything that is Wrong With Police Today posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sandusky, OH — A mother and father were on their way home with their 2 week old baby when they were stopped by Sandusky police officers.

Andre Stockett, the father and the passenger in the vehicle, and the man who took the video, has a good understanding of his rights when dealing with police.

Despite the police pulling over the vehicle, for an alleged “traffic violation,” they do nothing to the driver. Her license is run and it comes back valid so they have nothing
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Cops Kill Georgia Grandpa in No-Knock Raid Triggered by Burglary Suspect's Tip posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When Teresa Hooks looked outside the craft room window of her Georgia home one night last week, she saw hooded figures wearing camouflage standing outside.

The East Dublin woman woke up her husband, David Hooks, who grabbed his shotgun, believing burglars who had recently targeted the couple had come back again, reported WMAZ-TV.

The sheriff's deputie
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Chris Kyle, Clint Eastwood, and a Film Trailer Heinrich Himmler Would Admire posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Clint Eastwood is one of the most gifted filmmakers in the history of the medium. Bradley Cooper is an extraordinarily capable actor. On the evidence of the teaser trailer for “American Sniper,” Eastwood and Cooper — who stars in the title role, and served as a producer — have produced a masterpiece of War Party propaganda.

Cooper stars as the late Chris Kyle, generally (and, perhaps, unreliably) considered to be the most lethal sniper in US military history.

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Oops! Cops Raid Georgia Man's Home After Mistaking Okra For Weed posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Georgia man was awoken Wednesday morning to find a police helicopter hovering overhead and sheriff's deputies at the door to search his property for drugs.

“They were strapped to the gills," said Dwayne Perry, describing the heavily armed officers.

Agents from the Governor’s Task Force for drug suppression flying overhead spotted what they believed to be marijuana growing in the yard of Perry's home in Cartersville, reported WSB-TV.

But the p
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California Cop Obtains Search Warrants Against Men Who Recorded DUI Checkpoint posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A California cop obtained warrants to search the phones and computers of two men who drove through a DUI checkpoint in August with a camera, refusing to provide identifications before being allowed to leave.... (more)


Police Board School Bus To Seize Toy Gun From 6 Year Old posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in Springfield Township, Ohio boarded a school bus to remove a 6-year-old and his toy gun. The bus driver called police because he was playing with it on the bus.

The toy was a western style cap gun without any caps in it, and according to the bus driver, the 6-year-old first grader threatened to shoot another student with the fake weapon.

The bus driver then stopped the bus and took the toy gun from the child.  Next, the driver called the police, and did not
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Sports Stadiums: Temples to Crony Capitalism posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
The NFL is running one of its own games on the public, and as one of the most subsidized non-profit organizations in American history, the NFL excels at tackling the American taxpayer. It should be of no surprise that with its religious-like following, the NFL receives the same tax-exempt status as a church, exempted under the IRS 501 (c) 6 code from paying federal taxes. The legislation puts the NFL as a non-profit trade association which it has been under since 1942.

But over th
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TSA Kangaroo Court Rubber Stamps TSA Fining Guy Who Stripped Naked, Completely Dismissing Court Ruling Finding It Legal posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A couple years ago, we wrote about a guy named John Brennan (who, we're pretty damn sure is not the John Brennan who is now director of the CIA) who decided to strip naked at a TSA screening area in an airport to protest the screening process. As we noted, a federal judge acquitted Brennan on First Amendment grounds, noting that he was eng... (more)


Another Police Chief Says Phone Encryption Is A Pedophile's Best Friend posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More law enforcement officials are coming forward to express their dismay at Apple's and Google's decision to encrypt cellphones by default. And the hysteria seems to be getting worse. As was recently covered, FBI director James Comey stated that no one was above the law, while failing to realize there's actually n... (more)


Town Makes It A Jailable Offense For Allowing Dog To Bark posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
UNION, NY — A central New York town has instituted jail time as a penalty for a wide variety of menial violations of the town’s extensive pet control laws.

With a population of 56,000, the Town of Union now stands out as having among the most draconian laws in the country for pet owners. Among the laundry list of pet “offenses” is a prohibition on barking.

Pet owners could face up to fifteen (15) days in jail or $250.00 fines for any of the following offenses — a
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Trooper Accidentally Shot in Training Exercise posted 10/04/2014, 7:19 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Pennsylvania state trooper killed Tuesday during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged, Capt. James Raykovitz announced Wednesday afternoon.... (more)


How North America Came to Hate Individuals posted 10/04/2014, 7:19 PM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
The Spanish historian and Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1566) is one of my favorite libertarian figures. He devoted most of his life to fighting the violent colonization of South America and the savage slavery it involved. Unique among European nations, and largely because of Las Casas, Spain debated the morality of conquest and slavery at the highest levels. In response to a petition co-authored by Las Casas, Pope Paul III issued the Sublimis Dei in June 1537. The papal bull proh... (more)


Thursday October 2nd, 2014

Iowa Troopers Rob Poker Players Of $100,020 Through Forfeiture posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Iowa road pirates stole $100,020 from two California poker players who were passing through the state with their gambling winnings.

After pulling the pair over because police we're searching for a suspicious "red car," the troopers conducted a routine traffic stop and told the pair they were "free to go."
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Off-Duty Reserve Deputy Pulls Over Driver For Flipping Him Off, Charges Him With Speeding For The Hell Of It posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Former Baxter County Arkansas Sheriff Benny Magness cuts off a driver then pulls him over when the driver flips him off. First he says he was speeding, then admits he didn't have a radar detector.


Tallahassee Cop Suspended After Caught on Video Tasering 62-year-old Woman in Back posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Tallahassee cop was caught on cell phone video tasering a 62-year-old woman in the back as she walked away from him --exactly what he had ordered her to do -- causing her to fall face first onto the street as several shocked witnesses looked on.

The incident, which took place after 5 p.m. Tuesday, led to Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo calling a press conference at 3:15
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9/11 Activist Surrenders To Police After Cameron's UN Speech Deemed Truthers as Extremists posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (Press TV)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


A 9/11 British activist hands himself in to UK’s counter terrorism police following British Prime Ministers David Cameron’s speech at the UN General Assembly last week, Press TV reports.

In response to Cameron’s remarks equating people, who question 9/11 and 7/7 attacks in the US and UK as well as the West’s policy towards the Middle East, with Takfiri preachers who radicalize ex
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Florida police chief gets caught with online pills, a North Carolina jail guard gets caught peddling pills, a former Pennsylvania cop heads to the slammer for cooking meth, and a Seattle-area former deputy gets even more prison time for lying during sentencing. Let's get to it:

In Atlantic Beach, Florida, the former police chief was arrested Tuesday on numerous drug charges just a week after he resigned in the middle of a state investigation. Former Chief Michael Classey wen
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NYC Cops Accidentally Shoot And Kill Man They Were Trying To Save From Knife Attack posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police accidentally shot and killed a Brooklyn man they were trying to save from a knife-wielding assailant.

An autopsy shows 51-year-old Rafael Laureano died Monday night from a single gunshot wound to the back, according the a spokeswoman for the medical examiner.
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ComputerCOP: The Dubious 'Internet Safety Software' That Hundreds of Police Agencies Have Distributed to Families posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
For years, local law enforcement agencies around the country have told parents that installing ComputerCOP software is the "first step" in protecting their children online.

Police chiefs, sheriffs, and district attorneys have handed out hundreds of thousands of copies of the disc to families for free at schools, libraries, and community events, usually as a part of an "Internet Safety" outreach initiative. The packaging typically features the
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Police force in the 'most corrupt city in America' is disbanded after speed trap scam that made up half of city's revenue was exposed posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The city that once covered half of its $1million budget with speeding ticket fines and other 'police revenue' is disbanding its department.

The Waldo City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to dissolve the police force after both the police chief and his replacement were suspended over allegations that included ticket quotas.
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Cop accused of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia to inherit her $2.7 million estate posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (Sea Coast Online)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PORTSMOUTH — A police officer accused of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia to inherit her $2.7 million estate is scheduled to be deposed Oct. 27 by multiple lawyers on both sides of the debate.... (more)


‘Blatant nonsense’: Media hyped walrus climate scare stories debunked – Claims recycled year-after-year posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (Climate Depot)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford: Mass haulouts of Pacific walrus and stampede deaths are not new, not due to low ice cover - 'The attempts by WWF and others to link this event to global warming is self-serving nonsense that has nothing to do with science...this is blatant nonsense and those who support or encourage this interpretation are misinforming the public.'... (more)


Wednesday October 1st, 2014

Accused of Stealing a Backpack, High School Student Jailed for Nearly Three Years Without Trial posted 10/01/2014, 10:30 PM (DemocracyNow)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


We look at the incredible story of how a 16-year-old high school sophomore from the Bronx ended up spending nearly three years locked up at the Rikers jail in New York City after he says he was falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Kalief Browder never pleaded guilty and was never convicted. Browder mainta
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Body Cam Shows Cop Shoot Unarmed Teen Walking Away, DA Rules It "Justified" posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New body cam footage released shows Dillion Taylor’s execution the moment he appears to be complying with officers orders to put his hands up, the District Attorney has ruled the shooting “justified”.
The family is “upset with my decision since they think that since he didn't have a weapon, he shouldn't have been shot.” County Attorney Sim Gill stated.
Just two days after the tragic killing of Michael Brown, which sparked global outrage and protest, another unarmed
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Great-Grandfather Shot to Death By Cop While Parked In His Own Driveway posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
68-year-old great-grandfather, Ernest Satterwhite, of South Carolina was shot and killed by police in his driveway, because he allegedly ignored police who were attempting to pull him over.

This incident occurred back in February, but did not come to light until last week when North Augusta Police Officer Justin Craven was indicted on misdemeanor charges of “misconduct in office”.
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Disgraced Sheriff Accused of Frame-Up Job posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(CN) - A North Carolina sheriff now serving 15-year federal sentence for extortion and corruption, threatened a 16-year-old with life behind bars if he did not give the false testimony that sent an innocent man to prison for murder, a federal lawsuit claims.

Bobby Lee Medford was convicted in May 2008 of charges that he pocketed at least $300,000 in bribes while controlling a multimillion-dollar gambling empire in the state.

Medford, who had been sher
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Eric Holder Implies That Mobile Encryption Will Lead To Dead & Abused Kids posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Well, you knew it was coming. First, law enforcement trotted out random low level "law enforcement officials" to freak out about Apple and Google's announced plans to make encryption the default on mobile phones. Then it got taken up a notch when FBI boss James Comey lashed out at the idea, bizarrely arguing that merely encrypting... (more)


Once Upon a Time, Patrick Buchanan was Michael Brown, Sort Of posted 10/01/2014, 1:16 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The officer who wrote the traffic citation probably didn't expect the recipient -- a tall, athletic college-age male -- to respond by punching him in the face. The same was probably true of the second officer who arrived to assist. They managed to subdue the suspect and take him to jail without drawing their guns.

Although the pugnacious young man -- who had been raised by a father who taught him how to fight — survived the encounter, there were consequences. No, he wasn't sent to
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Using A Fake Threat To Justify Aggression posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (Daniel McAdams)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
It has become abundantly clear, thanks especially to excellent reporting and analysis by Glenn Greenwald and Justin Raimondo, that the “Khorasan Group” threat used as the pretext for the US bombing of Syria was totally fabricated by the US government. The purpose was an attempt to legitimize what... (more)


The Danger We Face Is From Within posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
As most everyone knows, ISIS, not al-Qaeda, is the newest official enemy facing the United States. The truth, however, is that it's not ISIS that poses the biggest threat to the American people. Instead, the biggest threat to the freedom and well-being of the American people is the moral rot that lies at the center of America's welfare-warfare state.

Under the welfare state way of life, Americans are waging war against each other. It's a polite war, one waged with smiles and frien
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US Loosens Standards on Killing Civilians posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (Antiwar)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Obama Administration’s previous promises not to launch drone strikes unless there is a “near certainty” that the strike won’t kill any civilians, much publicized in the lead up to the new ISIS war, doesn’t apply to US strikes in Iraq or Syria, according to Centcom.

The “near certainty” standard was meant to apply “only when w
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U.S. National Defense: Just Another Government Program posted 10/01/2014, 1:16 PM (The Beacon)
[Category: Economy]
The military is not just another government program—it’s one of the largest government programs. The U.S. military faces the same systematic problems as other government activities. The DOD is guilty of the same sins as social security, nationalized healthcare, government-run education, and every other bureaucratic government initiative providing a “service” to the U.S. citizenry.... (more)

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