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Ted Rall: What Really Went Wrong at First Look Media posted 11/07/2014, 5:11 PM (Ted Rall)
[Category: Commentary]
Just over one year ago, billionaire eBay cofounder Pierre Omidyar issued one of the most dramatic announcements America’s beleaguered journalists had experienced in their lifetimes. After decades of closing newspapers, shrinking newsrooms, vanishing foreign bureaus... (more)

Thursday November 6th, 2014

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

The ringleader of the criminal charity work is Arnold Abbott, 90, who runs a non-profit organization called “Love Thy Neighbor.” Since 1991, the Christian man has been making hundreds of meals per week in the k
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Chicago Transit Cops Start Up Their Own Security Theater, Will Start Randomly Swabbing Bags For Explosive Residue posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It appears Chicago wants to get in on New York City's racket -- steamrolling civil liberties because of a supposed terrorism nexus. For New York City, it's been every day since Sept. 11th, 2001, greatly aided and abetted by a nanny statist mayor and a police commissioner who'd n... (more)

For Once, SWAT Operators Didn't Terrorize Kids posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Exchanging one set of costumes for another of a more benign variety, a dozen SWAT operators from the Toledo Police Department posing as superheroes performed for sick children at the ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

“It was cool,” said Officer Matthew Slaman, who dressed as the Adamantium-enhanced mutant Wolverine. “It was a lot of fun to see their faces light up, and h
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Election 2014: The Good News and Bad posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
The 2014 midterm election delivered both good news and bad. The good news is that the losers lost. The bad news is that the winners won.

Journalist Mike Barnicle says he's never seen an election in which the people feel so distant from the government. I wish his diagnosis were right, but I suspect it is not. True, voter turnout likely set no records for a midterm, but this doesn't indicate alienation as much as disgust with the particular cast of incumbents. Who wouldn't be disgus
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A Small Victory for Freedom posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Commentary]
One of the most ridiculous things about the government's war on drugs is that it classifies marijuana in the same category as dangerous drugs such as heroin, thus making marijuana worse than morphine, cocaine, methamphetamine, and phenobarbital.

Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). As a Schedule I drug, marijuana supposedly meets the following criteria:

1. The drug or other substance has a high p
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Lew Rockwell On The Great News From the 2014 Elections posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (LRC Blog)
[Category: Commentary]
"Two-thirds of the people eligible to vote didn’t. Since only 1/3 of the people voted for the regime, shouldn't it be democratically dissolved? And notice that we have to go to Al Jazeera to get the truth. The cheerleading State media of the US are silent."

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

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

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

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

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

In Washington, DC, a probe into a possibly crooked FBI agent led to at least a dozen convicts being released from prison by last Friday. The as yet unnamed agent was assig
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FBI Arrests SpaceX Employee, Alleging He Ran The 'Deep Web' Drug Marketplace Silk Road 2.0 posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Business Insider)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The FBI and Europol have conducted a joint operation to take down the internet’s thriving “deep web” drug marketplaces.

The official FBI New York Twitter account just confirmed the seizure of Silk Road 2.0, saying that the site’s alleged operator, Blake Benthall, was arrested in San Francisco on Wednesday. He now potentially faces life in prison, the FBI says.
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Judge Says City of Philadelphia Can Take Artist's Studio, Turn It Into Grocery Store posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
James Dupree is a world-renowned artist and native son of Philadelphia, who is about to see his art studio turned into a grocery store, thanks to the rubber-stamp review that passes for judging when his city exercises the power of eminent domain. ... (more)

Jeff Gray Illegally Detained, Harassed, Stalked, and Treated Like Sex Offender For Photographing Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After subjecting Jeff Gray to five separate police investigations involving at least eight officers during his latest investigation, it appears the people guarding the Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center are either truly concerned about people taking pictures of juveniles in public, or they are desperately hiding something.... (more)

Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Slashdot)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
An anonymous reader writes
German newspaper FAZ reports (google translated version) that, after facing... (more)

The End of QE Is Not the End of Bad Policy posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
Recently the financial press and media has been abuzz as the Federal Reserve moved closer to the anticipated end to its massive bond and mortgage backed securities purchases known as quantitative easing. James Bullard, President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, stirred controversy last week when he suggested the Fed should consider continuing the bond buying program after October. But at the October 29th meeting, the policy makers did as anticipated and "agreed to end its asset purch... (more)

Wednesday November 5th, 2014

The Biggest Obstacle to Freedom posted 11/05/2014, 2:14 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Expressing their obvious contempt for the overall situation in America, voters played their latest game of musical chairs by putting Republicans back in charge of Congress.

It won't make any difference at all. That's because the Republicans who have been installed into power are as statist as the Democrats they are replacing.

What really matters with respect to a free society is not a new set of statists to replace an old set of statists. That's one of the things th
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The FBI: America's Secret Police posted 11/05/2014, 2:14 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.—President Harry S. Truman
Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Intimidation tactics. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment schemes.

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

Court Says By Agreeing To AOL's Terms Of Service, You've 'Consented' To Search By Law Enforcement posted 11/05/2014, 2:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The ACLU's Jameel Jaffer alerts us to a district court ruling in NY that effectively says that by merely agreeing to AOL's terms of service, you've waived your 4th Amendment rights. The case is the United States v. Frank DiTomasso, where DiTomasso is accused of producing child porn -- with most of the evidence used against him coming from AOL.... (more)

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

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

This is a move that is sure to have t
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To Nobody's Surprise, Australian "Terrorism" Law May Be Used for Copyright Enforcement posted 11/05/2014, 2:10 PM (
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
As we foreshadowed, a new law requiring mandatory data retention by ISPs was introduced into the Australian federal parliament last week. In the few days since then, there have been claims and counter-claims about whether data obtai... (more)

German Police Raid 121 Homes in Massive Pirate Site Crackdown posted 11/05/2014, 2:10 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Four hundred police officers raided 121 homes today in a crackdown on the popular linking site The homes are believed to be connected to active uploaders of the site but no arrests have been made. The website itself switched to a new provider but remains online.... (more)

Accused "Cop Killer"'s Murder Trial Resets After Finding DA's Office Witheld Evidence posted 11/05/2014, 2:10 PM (Houston Chronicle)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday threw out the 2005 conviction and death sentence of Alfred Dewayne Brown after finding that the Harris County District Attorney's Office withheld material evidence favorable to Brown's case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Graphic Video Shows SWAT Team Kill a Small Dog as it Walked Away From Them posted 11/04/2014, 12:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

Racine, WI — An argument between two neighbors escalated to a SWAT standoff and ended with a man’s small dog being shot as it ran from the police.

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

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

PINAC's Jeff Gray Accused of Being Drug-Running Sovereign Citizen who Fights with Cops posted 11/04/2014, 12:55 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The Florida Fusion Center, a supposed high-intelligence counter-terrorism task force made up of federal, state and local cops, has falsely accused PINAC's Jeff Gray of being a dangerous domestic terrorist who collaborates with drug fiends and scraps it out with police officers on the streets.

Those of us who know Gray or follow his HonorYourOath Youtube channel, know n
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Marijuana Profits Up In Smoke Under IRS Rules posted 11/04/2014, 12:54 PM (USA Today)
[Category: Economy]
Voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., will decide Tuesday whether to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. But any new pot shops that voters approve may not be able to survive a drug war-era tax code that already threatens many businesses in Colorado and Washington state.

Under this tax code the federal government stands to make more money from the sale of marijuana than those legally selling it. And that could be enough to shut down many shops.

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Illegal drugs are bad -- unless we profit off them! Understand?!

Monday November 3rd, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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When Government Spreads Disease: The 1906 Meat Inspection Act posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: History]
You know the old myth about the meat-packing industry. In 1906, Upton Sinclair came out with his book The Jungle, and it shocked the nation by documenting the horror of the meat-packing industry. People were being boiled in vats and sent to larders. Rat waste was mixed with meat. And so on.

As a result, the Federal Meat Inspection Act passed Congress, and consumers were saved from ghastly diseases. The lesson is that government is essential to stop private enterprise from poison
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Security Guard Who Rode Elevator With Obama While Carrying A Gun Says Firing 'Unjust' posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (Yahoo News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The security guard fired after accompanying President Barack Obama in an elevator at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta while carrying a gun says his dismissal was "unjust" -- and media coverage of the event has been "a nightmare."

"From the reports, I was some stranger that entered the elevator," Kenneth Tat
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Saddam Hussein regularly walked through crowds of people armed to the teeth shooting their guns off into the air. The "leader of the free world" demands all slaves in his vicinity (including even his own army) be disarmed. Who exactly is the dictator here? - Chris

Lena Dunham Threatens To Sue Conservative Website Over Accusations She Sexually Abused Her Sister... posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (Truth Revolt)
[Category: General]
On Saturday, HBO's Lena Dunham sent a "cease and desist" letter to TruthRevolt demanding that we remove an article we posted last Wednesday on sections of her book, Not That Kind of Girl. The letter threatened legal action if we did not both remove that article, as well as print a note, the suggested language of which read as follows:
We recently published a story stat... (more)
What an incredibly stupid response to such incredibly stupid accusations. - Chris

'Perfectly healthy' Florida girl, 10, is paralyzed with rare brain infection and can no longer speak - four days after receiving flu shot posted 11/03/2014, 1:06 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Brave New World]
A 10-year-old girl in Florida has been paralyzed for almost a year with a rare inflammation of the brain and her family is blaming a flu vaccine.... (more)

Sunday November 2nd, 2014

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

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

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

Friday October 31st, 2014

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

Judge Jenifer Davis felt all evidence indicated Orlando Police Sergeant Frank Chisari was aware of such complaints against him, and the officer was merely playing "semantic games" by denying such knowledge.
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Bust You For It Now, Tax You For It Tomorrow: The Insanity of Marijuana Prohibition posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Shock troops of prohibition: Oregon SWAT operatives conduct a marijuana raid.

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

In Austin, some on-duty cops are content to make jokes about rape victims that express unalloyed contempt for people who clin
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If You Vote — or Don't Vote — Complain posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (
[Category: Commentary]
So here we go again. Another biennial US election season draws to a close and here come the solemn multi-partisan invocations of civic duty: Exercise that franchise. Pull that lever, push that button, mark that box. The future of western civilization depends on you. And if you don’t vote, don’t complain.

Question: If I don’t drive around my neighborhood at 3am blasting Metallica out my car window at 140 decibels, am I boorish or hypocritical to complain about those who do?
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Wisconsin Town Sends In The BearCat Tank To Collect Civil Fine From Seventy-Year-Old posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
So, hey, let's say you're an old guy in a tiny town in central Wisconsin. Old, like, seventy-five, let's say, and the tiny town is farm country where you have a twenty-acre plot of good old American heartland. Now, let's say that the municipality hasn't appreciated the fact that you've kept your tractors out on the land you own and even went so far as to get a judge to level thousands of dollars of fines on you for not putting your toys away, because that's apparently a thing that can happen. No... (more)

FBI Holds Secret Meeting To Scare Congress Into Backdooring Phone Encryption posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
In September, both Apple and Google announced plans to encrypt information on iOS and Android devices by default. Almost immediately, there was a collective freakout by law enforcement types. But, try as they might, these law enforcement folks couldn't paint any realistic scenario of where this would be a serious problem. Sure, th... (more)

Vermont's Automatic License Plate Readers: 7.9 Million Plates Captured, Five Crimes Solved posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The sales pitch for automatic license plate readers is how great they are at helping cops solve crimes. From hunting down stolen cars to tracking pedophiles across jurisdictions, ALPRs supposedly make policing a breeze by gathering millions of time/date/location records every single day and making it all available to any law enforceme... (more)

Hungary Internet Tax Cancelled After Mass Protests posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (BBC News)
[Category: Economy]
Hungary has decided to shelve a proposed tax on internet data traffic after mass protests against the plan.

"This tax in its current form cannot be introduced," Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

Large-scale protests began on Sunday, when demonstrators hurled old computer parts at the headquarters of Mr Orban's ruling Fidesz party.

The draft law - condemned by the EU - would levy a fee on each gigabyte of internet data transferred.
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FBI Demands New Powers to Hack into Computers and Carry Out Surveillance posted 10/31/2014, 1:11 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The FBI is attempting to persuade an obscure regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the US and around the world.... (more)

Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial posted 10/31/2014, 1:10 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Gottfrid Svartholm has today been found guilty of hacking crimes by a Danish court. The Swedish Pirate Bay founder and his 21-year-old accomplice were found to have been involved in illegally accessing systems operated by IT company CSC. It was the biggest hacking case ever conducted in Denmark.

[...]The defense claimed it was a case of mistaken identity and that others had carried out the crimes, remotely accessing Gottfrid’s computer after comprising its security.
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Connect this story with the one above.

Judge Rules Police Can Compel A Defendant to Give Up A Fingerprint, But Not A Passcode posted 10/31/2014, 1:10 PM (The Virginian-Pilot)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone.

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

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

* * * * *

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

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

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

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

It was taken aw
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During Cold War, CIA And FBI Hired Over 1,000 Nazis As Spies, Limited Investigations Of Those Nazis posted 10/30/2014, 12:11 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A new book by Eric Lichtblau, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men, apparently details how the FBI and CIA hired over 1,000 Nazis during the height of the cold war, forgiving them their past sins, so long as they might help spy on the Soviet Union.
At the hei... (more)

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

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

Increasingly, that’s not the case.
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Secret Manuals Show the Spyware Sold to Despots and Cops Worldwide posted 10/30/2014, 12:10 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
When Apple and Google unveiled new encryption schemes last month, law enforcement officials complained that they wouldn't be able to unlock evidence on criminals' digital devices. What they didn't say is that there are already methods to bypass encryption, thanks to off-the-shelf digital implants readily available to the smallest national agencies and the largest city police forces -... (more)

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

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

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This One Police Department Shot 92 Dogs in Three Years. One of the Officers Has Killed 25 By Himself - 11/19Cops Assault And Arrest Woman for No Reason, Leave Her Cuffed and Naked in Public for 30 Minutes - 11/19Self-Described "Dirty" Deputy Yanks Woman Out of Car for Recording him Illegally Searching her Car - 11/19New Jersey Cops Pepper Spray Student for "Obstruction of Identification" - 11/1880-Year-Old Army Vet and Cancer Survivor, Mercilessly Beaten By Police Who "Feared For Their Lives" - 11/18Police Raid Home Of 90-Year-Old Georgia Woman For Unsanctioned Gambling - 11/19How Car Insurance Just Inadvertently Provided a Revolutionary New Way to Fight Speeding Tickets - 11/18Despite Compelling Video, Violent Past, And Multiple Lawsuits, Dept Stands Behind this "Decorated" Cop - 11/18

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