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Woman Dies While on Phone with 9-1-1. Cop Chooses to Go to Lunch Instead of Respond to Call posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lee County, FL — A woman is dead, and a deputy is on paid vacation after deciding to go to lunch instead of respond to a 9-1-1 call.

Sheriff Micke Scott thinks his deputy should be fired for not showing up.

At approximately 1:00 pm someone called 9-1-1 and dispatchers say that the person on the other end of the phone was silent. It would later be discovered that it was 47-year-old Gwen Minis calling. She had just gotten out of the hospital after suffering from a hea
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5 Signs the Government's Biggest War is for Your Mind posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Commentary]
When most people think of destructive government wars, images of drone strike wreckage and murdered civilians come to mind.

But while organized, physical violence is a repulsive form of oppression, the state employs a variety of tactics to wage war on its own citizens. They are more subtle than batons and guns but far more effective than violence alone. They seek to conquer not bodies, but minds.

1) Over-Medication and the Drug War - Whether out of rabid gr
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Cop Fired For Shooting At Vehicle Full of Children Hired As Sheriff's Deputy posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (ABQ Journal)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SANTA FE – Former New Mexico State Police officer Elias Montoya, dismissed last year after firing three shots at a fleeing van occupied by a mother and her five children, has been hired as a deputy sheriff in Taos County, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe confirmed Tuesday.

Montoya has said he was unaware the van was full of children and that he was aiming at a rear tire when he shot at the van as it sped away on NM 518 south of Taos in October 2013.

The gunfire followed a chao
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Crazed, Camouflaged Cop Terrorizes Teens for Mud Bogging Through Open Field in Indiana posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A crazed cop in camouflage terrorized a pair of teens in Indiana for mud bogging through an open field in a jeep Saturday, chasing them in a red truck before blocking their path, which was when the driver hopped out, wielding a gun before displaying a badge.

Merrillville police officer Gerry Croarkin proved to be a bullying asshole, to put it bluntly, because there are hardly any
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When The SWAT Team You Founded Kills Your Son-In-Law posted 03/20/2015, 2:43 PM (Al Jazeera America)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – William “Dub” Lawrence doesn't shy away from dirty work.

Unclogging the drains of sewage pits isn’t exactly how the 70-year-old planned to spend his golden years, but neither is his work investigating killings by police officers.

“I witnessed my son-in-law killed by the SWAT team I founded,” he said.

In 1974, Lawrence was elected sheriff of Davis County – in the northern suburbs of Salt Lake City. A year later, he launched the dep
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The Well-Bred Zombies posted 03/20/2015, 2:43 PM (Butler Shaffer)
[Category: Commentary]
Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing
and disintegrating force. Therein lies its immense value
For what it seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery
of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to
the level of a machine.

- Oscar Wilde

For untold centuries, mankind has experimented with plant and animal life in an effort to produce organisms that might prove beneficial not only for human survival, but just
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DEA 'Cold Consent' Encounters Constitute Federal Stop-and-Frisk posted 03/20/2015, 2:43 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over at Forbes, the Institute for Justice's Nick Sibilla details a new report from the Department of Justice concerning the Drug Enforcement Administration's practice of cold-stopping travelers at ai... (more)


Oil Boom and Government Glut posted 03/20/2015, 2:43 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
It’s a sweet thing when Uncle Sam becomes a mega-buyer of your product.

While the price of oil continues to plunge to record lows, drivers are celebrating, and oil executives are sweating it out. But never fear, the government is running to the rescue -- of the oil industry. The Department of Energy is planning to enter the market with a purchase of 5 million barrels. It’s necessary for national security, don’t you know.

Oil prices have fallen 55 percent in the
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NY Judge Rejects Request to Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (RT USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Judge William Garnett declined to release grand jury records in the Eric Garner case, stating the plaintiffs had not made a "compelling" case for "need." Requests for the records were made by civil rights groups and the New York Post.

In his 12-page decision, the New York state Supreme Court Justice said that during oral arguments, the petitioners had asked for the minutes from the gran
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Senate Intelligence Committee Advances Terrible Surveillance Bill in Secret Session posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Senate Intelligence Committee advanced a terrible cybersecurity bill called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) to the Senate floor last week. The new chair (and huge fan of transparency) Senator Richard Burr may have set a record as he kept the bill secr... (more)




US Threatened to 'Cut Off' Germany Over Snowden posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (above) said this week in Homburg that the U.S. government threatened to cease sharing intelligence with Germany if Berlin offered asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden or otherwise arranged for him to travel to that country. “They told us they would stop notifying us of plots and other intelligence matters,” Gabriel said.


Just before Resigning, U.S. Attorney Blames Computer Glitch for withholding Information from Defense Lawyers in Thousands of Cases posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (AllGov)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The United States Attorney for the District of Columbia has announced he is stepping down, a decision that reportedly is not connected with the discovery that evidence in possibly thousands of D.C. criminal cases was withheld by police from defense lawyers.

U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. revealed his plans to resign only hours after he informed defense attorneys in a letter that a “glitch” in the D.C. police computer system inadvertently left certain information out of police
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Lawsuit: Atlanta Police Chief, Fulton DA Obstructed Justice posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (AJC.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal lawsuit filed by the former head of Atlanta’s crime lab accused the Fulton County district attorney and the Atlanta chief of police of being lawbreakers who acted to secure convictions at the expense of justice.

Donald Mikko pulls no punches in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. In it he accused District Attorney Paul Howard and Chief George Turner and one of Howard’s top prosecutors of obstruction of justice and racketeering.

The lawsuit contends H
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Former Allentown Police Officer Fired, Charged With Beating Two Suspects posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (The Morning Call)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Allentown police officer chased down an armed robbery suspect last spring, stopping the man by firing his Taser and stunning him at least three times, according to court records.

Officer Ryan G. Alles wasn't done there, authorities said. He kicked the suspect repeatedly in the left eye, the face and the ribs, they allege. The man lost consciousness, suffered vision loss and needed sutures to close a wound to his left eyebrow as a result of the June 12 beating, authorities said.
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Half of Americans Unaware of Obamacare Penalty posted 03/20/2015, 1:59 PM (WashingtonExaminer)
[Category: Economy]
Tax Day is less than a month away, but many Americans are unaware Obamacare's tax penalty goes into effect this year — or that they have extra time to sign up for coverage.

A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday found that while slightly more than half of respondents were aware the penalty kicks in this year, one in five think it goes into effect next year, roughly one in six say they don't know when it goes into effect, and one in 10 believe it was rolled out last year
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Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs posted 03/20/2015, 1:59 PM (Motherboard)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The facial recognition pilot program launched last week by US Customs and Border Protection, which civil liberties advocates say could lead to new potentially privacy-invading programs, is just the first of three biometric experiments that the feds are getting ready to launch.

The three experiments involve new controversial technologies like iris and face scanner
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Bizarre Federal Ultimatum Could Land Innocent Woman Behind Bars posted 03/20/2015, 1:59 PM (The Pontiac Tribune )
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Doreen Hendrickson, along with her husband Pete, are libertarian activists who file tax returns in an unconventional way and encourage others to do the same. Because of this, Doreen was charged by the federal government with defying two court orders.... (more)


How a Gun in a Marijuana Dispensary Led to a Secret Gang of Rogue Deputies posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (LA Weekly)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A few years ago, Johnny Yang bumped into an old acquaintance. Yang wasn't working at the time, and as they got to talking the man offered him a job. Yang had worked in restaurants, as a busboy and a dishwasher, since dropping out of Mount San Antonio College. Now the 27-year-old would be commuting from his dad's house in Walnut to Superior Herbal Health, a marijuana clinic in South L.A. He would have more responsibility. His primary job would be to count the money. He also would learn to shoot ... (more)


Deaf Homeless Man Jailed In Virginia For Six Weeks Says He Was Denied Interpreter posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
He knew he was in jail, but he didn’t know why.

Eventually, Abreham Zemedagegehu learned that he had been accused of stealing an iPad – an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers because he is deaf. He described a frightening, isolated experience in which medical procedures were performed without his consent and he feared for his safety.
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National Standard Heads Toward Longer Yellow Times posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: General]
Red light camera use has been on the decline nationwide, and the industry's woes are set to worsen. The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is circulating proposed changes to its yellow signal timing formula that will give motorists more time to stop at intersections without getting a ticket in the mail.... (more)


Genetically Engineering Mosquitoes To End Malaria Could Have Unintended Consequences posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A new way of creating genetically modified insects could wipe out many mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria within a few years but it could also unleash potentially devastating unintended consequences, scientists have warned.

Researchers have devised a method of bypassing a fundamental barrier to the rapid spread of genes within a population. They believe that it could be used to spread malaria-resistant genes in mosquitoes to prevent transmission of disease to people.
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Thursday March 19th, 2015

Cop Who 'Legally' Robbed People Of Their Cash Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon posted 03/19/2015, 5:08 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Winnemucca, NV — Last year, Sgt. Lee Dove became the poster child for asset forfeiture in America. After video footage of his extortion racket became public and a subsequent photo depicted him smiling as he showed off the cash he stole from innocent people, Americans became that much more aware of asset forfeiture.

Now he’s in a different photo, his mugshot, and that should go equally viral.
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San Diego Police Caught Sanitizing Brutality Cases On Wikipedia posted 03/19/2015, 5:08 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From UT San Diego:
A San Diego Police Department dispatcher and anonymous Wikipedia users have edited or deleted paragraphs from the misconduct section of the police department’s Wikipedia page five times since January 2014.

One of the Wikipedia users told U-T Watchdog he made the changes because individual cases were wrongly used to smear the whole department, or be
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Pirate Party Becomes Iceland's Most Popular Political Party posted 03/19/2015, 5:08 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Resistance]
The results of a new poll published today in Iceland indicates that the Pirate Party has just become the country's most popular political party. According to the results, almost a quarter of all citizens would vote Pirate today. Speaking with TF, movement founder Rick Falkvinge describes the result as an "extraordinary accomplishment."... (more)


Texas Lawmaker Wants To Make It Illegal To Film Cops From Less Than 25 Feet Away posted 03/19/2015, 12:15 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Now that it's pretty much settled that the public has the right to record the police*, legislators are now moving to peel back this begrudgingly "granted" First Amendment protection.

*Exce
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Hero Cop or Police Brutality? Video Shows Cop Save Man's Life, Then Beat Him Afterward posted 03/19/2015, 12:15 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Boston, MA — In May of 2014, MBTA detective Shawn Conway made an amazingly swift move and grabbed a man a split second before he fell onto the train tracks at Park Street Station.

The officers actions were truly amazing. The MBTA subsequently released the surveillance footage from the station showing Conway’s heroic actions. But they left the second half of the video out; we now know why.

The video originally released by the MBTA ends with the detective dragging the
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Charges Dropped Despite Video Showing APD Officer Shooting an Innocent Man in the Face posted 03/19/2015, 12:15 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Atlanta, GA– Former Officer Kylema Jackson will be remaining a free man after accidentally shooting unarmed Will O. King in the face.

The incident happened while Jackson was banging on King’s driver side window with his gun during a traffic stop in April of 2013.  Jackson had been on the force for 11 years and had a long history of abuse complaints at the time of the incident.

Dashcam footage of the incident has finally been released to the public after the former o
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Another Nanny State Failure posted 03/19/2015, 12:14 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Advocates of the nanny state are undoubtedly suffering a bout of depression over their latest failure. According to the Los Angeles Times, a legal ban on fast-food restaurants in south Los Angeles has failed to reduce obesity.

In fact, it's worse than that. While obesity has increased in all parts of Los Angeles, the increase was largest in the section where the fast-food ban was in effect.
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Police Body Cameras Are Not a Panacea posted 03/19/2015, 12:14 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
Las Vegas police officer Richard Scavone is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after body camera footage revealed that he had, according to Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, used excessive and unreasonable force while arresting a woman for loitering for prostitution in January.

Scavone's lawyer said that his client, who is suspended with pay, was one of the 400 volunt
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French Government Starts Blocking Websites With Views The Gov't Doesn't Like posted 03/19/2015, 12:14 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
We had been noting, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, how the country that then held a giant "free speech" rally appeared to be, instead, focusing on cracking down on free speech at every opportunity. And target number one: the internet. Earlier this week, the Interior Minister of France -- with no court review or adversarial process -- ordere... (more)


What's Scarier: Terrorism, or Governments Blocking Websites in its Name? posted 03/19/2015, 12:14 PM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The French Interior Ministry on Monday ordered that five websites be blocked on the grounds that they promote or advocate terrorism. “I do not want to see sites that could lead people to take up arms on the Internet,” proclaimed Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A sticky-fingered Detroit cop goes down, so does an entrepreneurial New Mexico deputy, and more jail guards get in trouble. Of course. Let's get to it:

In Baltimore, a Baltimore County jail guard was arrested last Thursday on charges related to a drug smuggling conspiracy at the jail.
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Witnesses: DA Bullied Testimony That Put Rapper Away For 30 Years posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- Fourteen years after rapper McKinley "Mac" Phipps was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenage fan at a show, five prosecution witnesses have told The Huffington Post that police and prosecutors bullied them into fingering the once-promising hip-hop artist as the gunman.

The star witness, Yulon James, who testified she saw Phipps fire the fatal shot, said she was repeatedly threatened by the parish district attorney's office, headed b
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Rand Paul, Revisited posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (Justin Raimondo)
[Category: Commentary]
When likely presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) signed on to his Senate colleague Tom Cotton’s open letter to the Iranian leadership, a storm broke – among his own supporters. As Dave Weigel of Bloomberg News notes, it’s "a decision that has caused real fury in the libertarian base" that forms the core of Sen. Paul’s support. The Senator’s defenders soon moved to quell the burgeoning rebellion.... (more)


Virginia Cops Brutalize and Abuse Student for Trying to Enter Bar With Fake ID posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Virginia cops are coming under fire for viciously abusing a college student for trying to enter a bar with a fake ID during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, leaving his face bloodied and bruised and requiring ten stitches, prompting the governor to call for an investigation.... (more)


How America Became the World's Policeman posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
A pivotal debate in post-WWII America destroyed the nation's deep streak of isolationism; this is the foreign policy of nonintervention by one nation into the affairs of another.

On one side was the Old Right. They were a group of politicians and writers who coalesced in opposition to President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and entry into World War II (WWII). They advocated global free trade, nonintervention, personal freedom and limited government; they did so with rare passion a
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Wisconsin Police Officer Kills Suspect On First Day Back After Previous Shooting posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On his first day back from a mandatory leave for shooting and wounding a knife-wielding man earlier this month, a Wisconsin police officer shot and killed an armed suspect after confronting him following a chase, authorities said.... (more)


The Best "Democracy" Money Can Buy: For Every Dollar Spent Influencing US Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back posted 03/19/2015, 12:13 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
The first time we read the recent analysis by the Sunlight Foundation in which it combed through 14 million corporate records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, in order to determine the "rate of return" on lobbying and spending to buy political goodwill, we were left speechless. ... (more)


The Costs and Benefits of Ethanol posted 03/19/2015, 12:12 PM (The Beacon)
[Category: Economy]
Here’s a back-of-the-envelope calculation on how much the mandate to require ethanol in motor fuel costs consumers, and benefits farmers.

This article notes that in 2000 about 5% of the corn crop went to the production of ethanol, and by 2013, 40% of the corn crop was devoted to ethanol production. The increased demand for corn resulted in a doubling of the per bush
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Christian Chaplain Fired For Preaching Compassion And Love Over Violence Of American Sniper posted 03/19/2015, 12:12 PM (Raw Story)
[Category: General]
On February 10th, MidAmerica Nazarene University’s (MNU) chaplain Randy Beckum gave his morning sermon, which wasn’t unusual – it was his job. But what was different that day was the response to the sermon – as one student paper put it, the sermon sparked an “outcry” and a torrent of criticism particularly on social media. The criticism ranged from complaints that Beckum had politicized his sermons to the idea that he had insulted Christians who served in the military.... (more)


Wednesday March 18th, 2015

Cops Respond to Wrong House, Kill Service Dog Who Worked With Children With Down Syndrome posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Diego, CA– Ian Anderson, of San Diego, is heartbroken after his 6-year-old service dog, Burberry, was shot and killed by a police officer outside his home in Pacific Beach on Sunday morning.

The beautiful and beloved Pitbull began barking around 5:30 am when the police incorrectly arrived at Anderson’s home for “what appeared to be” a domestic disturbance. The police had reportedly went to the wrong address.
“For six years Ian Anderson raised his beloved do... (more)


FBI Pins 'Terrorist' Nametag On 'Retarded Fool' Without A 'Pot To Piss In' posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The FBI's preference for easily-investigated terrorism is well-documented. We're routinely assured that all sorts of domestic surveillance tech and agency opacity is necessary to protect us from a whole host of threats, but for the most part, the terrorists "apprehended" by the FBI seem to be people who've had the misfortune of being "befriended" by under... (more)


Comply or Die–Trends in Modern Policing posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Every time an officer is killed in the line of duty, it makes local, if not national headlines. Though always shocking, the number of law enforcement fatalities has remained fairly steady over the years. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 165 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 1917. Fatalities hit relative high points during alcohol prohibition in the 1920s a... (more)


Ferguson Shooting Suspect Recants, Says He Was 'Pistol Whipped' By Police posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (Yahoo News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The suspect charged with shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., last week is now recanting a confession that he was the gunman, his lawyer told Yahoo News on Tuesday.

“He told me that he never fired a weapon,” said Jerryl T. Christmas, attorney for Jeffrey Williams.

Christmas said Williams, 20, was scared and in a “tremendous amount of pain,” having allegedly been pistol-whipped before being questioned by detectives.

“I
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Denver Police Officer Fired For Using Excessive Force Against Jailed Woman posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver police have fired one of its own for excessive force after the officer violently stripped a detained woman of her belt and shoes.

The startling jail footage of Officer James Medina holding down a combative and screaming woman, who refused to remove her belt and shoes, resulted in his termination last week.

He should have asked a female cop to help him instead of wrestling her on the holding cell bench while repeatedly ordering the victim to “not bite” him, a
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The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government's War on Cyberterrorism posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The game is rigged, the network is bugged, the government talks double-speak, the courts are complicit and there’s nothing you can do about it.”—David Kravets, reporting for Wired

Nothing you write, say, text, tweet or share via phone or computer is private anymore. As constitutional law professor Garrett Epps points out, “Big Brother is watching…. Big Brother may be watching you right now, and you may never
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Stingrays and Police Secrecy posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The New York Times this week published a troubling article detailing the secrecy surrounding police use of Stingray cellular site simulators. Essentially, these devices (which can be mounted on vehicles or carried by hand) mimic the signals of a cell phone tower in order to force cell phones in a given area to connect to the device. Both data on the phone (including numbers, texts,... (more)


No Charges Against Cops who Killed Man in Miami Beach Memorial Day Viral Video Incident posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Four years after police fired more than 100 rounds at a man during Miami Beach’s controversial Memorial Day Weekend, killing him instantly even though he was not wielding a gun, prosecutors announced they would not file charges against the officers.

After all, they said, the cops were only trying to keep Raymond Herisse from hurting anybody.

Never mind the fact that cops shot four innocent bystanders by wildly firing their guns on a crowded street in an incident cap
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The Aftermath of Daylight Saving Time posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (Dr. Mercola)
[Category: Health]
Daylight Saving Time (DST), the practice of moving clocks ahead one hour in the summer months and returning them back an hour in the winter, was first implemented by Germany during World War I, as a way to conserve electricity.

The idea, however, dates back to William Willett, an Englishman who campaigned for “summer time” in the early 1900s so that people would have more time to be out in the sunlight – though the British government was not interested.

It wasn’t u
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Obscure California Committee Moves to Expand How Police Access and Use DMV Photos posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Attention California: the privacy and security of your driver licenses are under threat from a new scheme to massively expand how photo IDs are shared and analyzed by law enforcement agencies.... (more)


US Sets New Record For Denying, Censoring Government Files posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn't find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially
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Obama to ‘Young People’: Pot Shouldn’t be a Priority posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (McClatchy)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Young people should be focused on climate change and jobs -- not the legalization of marijuana, President Barack Obama says.

In an interview posted Monday, Obama sounds a little exasperated when VICE founder Shane Smith told him that the No. 1 question viewers had for the president was whether or not he’d back legalization and that it would mean “the biggest party” of his tenure if he did so. (It was the last question of the interview, however.)

“First of all, it s
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Does It Matter Who Is Elected President? posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
For their entire lives, Americans living today have experienced two massive infringements on their liberty and well-being, one consisting of what we call the welfare state and the other consisting of what we call the warfare state.... (more)


Pardons Elude Men Freed After Decades in North Carolina Prison posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — In the days leading up to the one last summer when Henry L. McCollum left North Carolina’s death row, it seemed that inmates and staff members could not stop talking about what awaited him beyond Central Prison.

The man who had spent almost his entire adult life awaiting execution would be able to go out for fried chicken, his favorite. Maybe he could strike a movie deal. At the very least, Mr. McCollum remembers, people told him that he would be a man of cons
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Utah Moves Closer to Using Firing Squads for Executions Again posted 03/18/2015, 10:41 AM (CNN)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A bill that would allow Utah to use firing squads to execute some death-row prisoners passed in the state Senate on Tuesday.

The measure, which passed 18 to 10, will be sent to Gov. Gary Herbert, who has not said whether he will sign it into law or veto the bill.

Herbert released a statement on the legislation, which would add death by firing squad as an option in a state that uses lethal injection.
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Police Arrest World's Most Prolific UFC and WWE Pirate posted 03/18/2015, 10:41 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit says it has arrested the world's most prolific uploader of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) content. The 55-year-old, who TorrentFreak believes it has identified, was arrested at his home in Leicestershire this morning.... (more)


Tuesday March 17th, 2015

This Cop's Department said he "Acted Admirably" When he Strangled Non-Violent Handcuffed Woman posted 03/17/2015, 5:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chicopee, MA — After a new chief took over the Chicopee police department, he released a video showing a former officer attempting to strangle a handcuffed woman.

Maylene Maldonado was being booked for an alleged assault on an officer when the incident took place in February 2013.

The officer who assaulted the handcuffed woman is Sergeant Daniel Major. Maldonado has since named Major in a $1 million federal lawsuit. 

Major is no longer employed by
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Border Patrol Agents Pull Man From Car in Chilling Video posted 03/17/2015, 5:18 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


U.S. Border Patrol agents wasted no time in pulling a man out of his car at a checkpoint when he refused to tell them where he was headed and did not consent to having his trunk searched.

“I do not consent to any searches or seizures,” said Rick Herbert, who had a camera planted on the dashboard in front of the driver’s seat.

“What is your reasonable suspicion?”... (more)


Another Media Psyop? The Ancient Statues ISIS Supposedly Destroyed Were All FAKE posted 03/17/2015, 5:18 PM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Anyone who doesn’t know who funded, trained, armed and essentially created ISIS at this point needs to please do some research and wake up.

They are essentially like little toys being scooted around on the giant world Risk game board for the purpose of spreading fear and reshaping the Middle East in the way the empire-building nations of the West (including
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Judicial Committee Gives FBI The First OK It Needs To Hack Any Computer, Anywhere On The Planet posted 03/17/2015, 5:18 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The FBI and DOJ are one step closer to having one of their "keeping up with the digital Joneses" requests granted. While the default phone encryption offered by Apple (and at some point in the future by Google) still remains free of law enforcement/intelligence "Golden Backdoors," the agencies are one step closer t... (more)

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