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"The Hysteria is Far From Over": Maryland Teacher Writes Futuristic Novel About School Shooting... School Board Sends Him For Evaluation While Police Raid His Home and Distribute His Picture posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (Jonathan Turley)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There is a bizarre case out of Maryland where school officials sent teacher and novelist Patrick McLaw, 23, to an emergency medical evaluation for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. That’s it. A language-arts eight grade teacher at Lane Middle School writes a book about a school shooting and he is put on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, and sent away for evaluation. “The Insurrectionist” happ... (more)


Arizona Statutory Rape Victim Forced to Pay Child Support posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (AZ Central)
[Category: Economy]
Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn't learn for eight years.

While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home.

State law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent with an adult under any circumstance, making Olivas a rape victim. But Olivas didn't press charges and says he didn't realize at the time that it was even something to consider.
... (more)




Sotloff Video Found by Group Responsible for Releasing Fake Osama bin Laden Video posted 09/03/2014, 1:16 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
The group purportedly responsible for discovering the Steven Sotloff beheading video is an intelligence asset specializing in war on terror propaganda.... (more)
Paul Joseph Watson: Is the Steven Sotloff Beheading Video Fake?


Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

If Police Come To Your Door Without a Warrant, Shut Them Down Like This Guy posted 09/02/2014, 2:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


If police come to your door and you don’t need their help, you can simply decline to answer. They cannot come into your home without a search warrant.

Even if the police have probable cause, they cannot come in your home without a search warrant.

You might even be a suspect in a criminal investigation. In such a case you should remain silent -- except to say "Offic
... (more)


Innocent Man Tased & Arrested In Front of his Children While Picking Them Up From Day Care posted 09/02/2014, 2:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Chris Lollie, of St. Paul, Minnesota was tased infront of his children as he went to pick them up from school on January 31.  He claims he was racially profiled as all he was doing was sitting down waiting to pick up his children when he was approached by the police, seemingly for no reason.

He was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and obstruction of the legal process
... (more)




When Mommy Goes to War posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Please be in prayer for our daughter,” urged a message sent to members of the church I attend with my family here in the Treasure Valley. The young woman “is in the Army deploying to Kuwait this month in support of operations against ISIS. She also warned us she may actually see some action inside Iraq as well. She is also recently divorced with 2 girls, who will be staying with their Dad during her deployment. Would you join us in prayer for reconciliation to God and to each other?”
... (more)


US Bombs Somalia in Drone Attack posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Pentagon confirmed that U.S. forces bombed a location in Somalia on Monday, though spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby said the "results of the operation" were still being assessed and that additional information would only be provided to the public "as and when appropriate."

Reuters reports:
An air strike by U.S. military forces struck an ar... (more)


War Propaganda Works: Large Majority Of Americans Now Want Military Action In Syria, Iraq posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
In a complete 180 degree turnaround, a sizeable majority of Americans now want the government to engage in military action in Syria and Iraq, following the brutal beheading of an American journalist, and other stories of atrocities committed by ISIS terrorists.... (more)


U.S. Army Plans to Battle Anti-Government Dissidents in "Megacities" posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The U.S. Army is preparing to fight political dissidents who challenge the power of the state as “megacities” become the battleground of the future, according to a new report in the Army Times.

The article details how the Army's Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) worked with US Army Special Operations Command, the chief of staff's Strategic Studies Group and the UK's
... (more)


'Fake' Cellphone Towers Found In U.S. posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (WeLiveSecurity)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which look like ordinary towers, and can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security – but have a much more malicious purpose, according to Popular Science. ... (more)




Tribler Makes BitTorrent Anonymous With Built-in Tor Network posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first public test of their anonymous BitTorrent client. With the new Tribler release users can share files more securely, without exposing their IP-address to the rest of the world.... (more)


Low Carb Diets More Than Low Fat Ones May Help Protect Against Heart Disease posted 09/02/2014, 2:27 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Health]
THE QUESTION Cutting carbohydrates has become a popular way to lose weight. In the process, might you also be helping your heart?

THIS STUDY involved 148 men and women, about 47 years old on average, who were obese but did not have cardiovascular disease or diabetes. They were randomly assigned to follow either a low-carb diet (no more than 40 grams of carbohydrates daily) or a low-fat diet (less than 30 percent of daily calories from fat). They also met periodically with a dietit
... (more)


Monday September 1st, 2014

Dashcam Nails Cops Who Beat Man While Shouting "Stop Resisting Arrest" posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (Boing Boing)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Two cops from Bloomfield, NJ's police department have been indicted, and another plead guilty after a suppressed dashcam video showed them beating a man who was facing years in prison for "resisting arrest" (the DA dropped his charges right away).

The video -- shot from a second police car that crossed the highway median and rammed the victim's vehicle -- shows the cops screaming
... (more)


De-militarize the Police Mindset posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Shortly after the creation of the city’s Police Department in the mid-1800s, the New York Times expressed misgivings about the agency’s use of lethal force in dealing with criminal suspects.

“The pistols are not used in self-defense, but to stop the men who are running away,” observed an 1858 New York Times editorial. “[The guns] are considered substitutes for swift feet and lo
... (more)


NJ Town Introduces Ordinance to Ban Recording of Public Officials after Embarrassing Video of Cop goes Viral posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


It was an embarrassing moment for the New Jersey borough of Helmetta, a viral video showing one of their cops saying he doesn’t have to follow the Constitution because President Obama doesn’t follow the Constitution.
... (more)


Broward Deputies Violently Arrest Men for Video Recording Before Destroying Evidence posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A group of South Florida filmmakers who were violently arrested for video recording from a public observation deck on a beach last year produced an impressive investigative documentary of their ordeal, documenting everything from their arrest to the ensuing coverup by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office where authorities went as far as
... (more)


Nebraska Cops Receive no Jail Time for Stealing Memory Card, Despite Big Talk from County Attorney posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Nebraska cop who chased a man into his home after he had video recorded cops arresting his brother, confiscating his camera and later admitting to throwing the memory card away, received a year of probation this week after his charge was reduced from a felony to misdemeanors, proving once again that the system will always side with the cops, even in cases like this one where the prosecutor talks a big game.... (more)


Leftist: 'Why Uber Must Be Stopped' posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (Salon)
[Category: Economy]
What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist societies require regulation?... (more)


Ensuring Safe Food in a Free Market: A Lesson from China posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Economy]
Many Americans view the dissemination and enforcement of food safety standards as a basic function of government, and it’s difficult for them to imagine a world where food is both safe and unregulated. Libertarians can point out that the safety of a product is, just like quality and price, something that consumers directly care about and as such will be most effectively preserved in a competitive free market. But it’s one thing to make abstract economic arguments and quite another to have real ... (more)


ALS Association Responds To Public Outcry; Withdraws Trademark Application On Ice Bucket Challenge posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: General]
"The ALS Association reached out to us to say that it has withdrawn the trademark application."... (more)


Atlanta Officer Arrested While Attempting to Flee Country After Burning Woman's Body posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Officer Tahreem Zeus Rana, 23, was arrested at an airport Thursday morning for kidnapping, murder, tampering with evidence, and arson while attempting to flee to Mexico.... (more)


Saturday August 30th, 2014

Cost of Renouncing US Citizenship Goes From Free In 2010 to 450$, And Now It's Been Jacked to $2,350 posted 08/30/2014, 9:56 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Economy]
Four years ago renouncing your U.S. citizenship rightly cost you nothing. As you are forgoing all the "benefits" you were going to receive, renouncing all said benefits saves taxpayers money (unless, of course, you're one of those evil, greedy, rich people who pays more into the system than you get out).

Despite this being the case, in 2010 a $450 fee was slapped onto people to charge them for the "service."

Now, that renunciation fee was just jacked up 42
... (more)


Thursday August 28th, 2014

No Jail For Oklahoma Cop Who Lied About Beating Motorist posted 08/28/2014, 12:01 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami, Oklahoma police officer Teresa Lashmet will not spend no time in jail after admitting that she committed perjury to cover up the brutal beating of a motorist that was caught on a dashcam video. Ottawa County Judge Bill Culver on Tuesday imposed a sentence of unsupervised probation for three years, deferred, and a $300 fine after she entered a plea of no contest to a charge of "outraging public decency."

In 2012, Lashmet was hailed as Miami's first female police officer, an
... (more)
Flashback: Cops Claim Man's Face Busted From Fall, Video Shows Cop Kicked Him In The Face


Shielding the Executioner: Shaun Cowley, Paul Cassell, and the Murder of Danielle Willard posted 08/28/2014, 12:01 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
During a lengthy career that includes stints as a federal prosecutor and judge, Paul Cassell has devoutly upheld the vision of 18th Century arch-authoritarian Joseph de Maistre, who taught that “all greatness, all power, all social order depends on the executioner.” The figure dispensing lethal violence on behalf of the state is both “the terror o... (more)


"Use It, or Lose It": Federally Subsidized Police Escalation posted 08/28/2014, 12:01 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Caldwell, Idaho, a SWAT team was deployed on August 12 in an effort to apprehend a single suspected gang member, who escaped and was subsequently arrested through less dramatic means.
... (more)


Officer To Citizen: "You Must Be Doing Something Wrong If You Invoke Your Rights" posted 08/28/2014, 12:01 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Two videographers were in Jacksonville Florida conducting a First Amendment Audit on Wednesday. They were filming prisoners being transported in and out of the Duval County Courthouse’s sally port.

A sally port is usually behind a wall or other fixed protection but the this one empties right on to a public roadway.

The first cameraman is approached by two Jacksonvi
... (more)


Hair Trigger Police State: Gamer SWATTED While Streaming Live Online posted 08/28/2014, 12:01 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Online gamer “Kootra” was well into his first person shooter roll with friends when he began hearing disturbing sounds coming from inside the building.

“Uh oh, this isn’t good, they’re clearing rooms. What in the world? I think we’re getting swatted.” Kootra aka Jordan Mathewson said just prior to several heavily armed SWAT agents busting down his door and throwing him to the gro
... (more)


The Judicial System's Blessing Of Police Use Of Excessive Force Makes It Nearly Impossible To Hold Bad Cops Accountable posted 08/28/2014, 12:01 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It's not just the thin blue line insulating bad cops from accountability, it's the entire judicial system. From lower-level judges treating statements from police with amazing amounts of credulity even in the face of past misconduct or contradictory recordings to the nation's top court, the judiciary... (more)


California Police Department Ordered to Get Rid of MRAP Military Vehicle posted 08/28/2014, 12:00 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Davis City Council has ordered its police department to get rid of an MRAP military vehicle within 60 days.

The $700,000 dollar vehicle was acquired for free just a few weeks ago through the U.S. military surplus program that has seen police departments across America obtain vehicles and equipment that were formerly used by the Army to occupy towns and hunt insurgents.

However, after numerous complaints and protests
... (more)


ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge, Despite Having Nothing To Do With It Originally posted 08/28/2014, 12:00 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
t appears that the ALS Association -- by far the largest beneficiary of the Ice Bucket Challenge -- is now trying to trademark the term. ... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 08/28/2014, 12:00 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sixteen dirty Puerto Rico cops take plea deals, a cocaine-dealing New Jersey prison guard goes to prison, a Houston cop gets busted in a cocaine deal, and a Massachusetts cop gets caught trying to fill a Ritalin prescription using a false identity. Let's get to it:

In Westfield, Massachusetts, an Adams police officer was arrested last Monday for alleg
... (more)


Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan's autocratic president tips on how to defend a massacre posted 08/28/2014, 12:00 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Tony Blair gave Kazakhstan’s autocratic president advice on how to manage his image after the slaughter of unarmed civilians protesting against his regime. ... (more)


Berwick: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Galt's Gulch Chile posted 08/28/2014, 12:00 PM (Jeff Berwick)
[Category: General]
I have waited a long time to write this missive and it is with great regret that circumstances have reached a point that I now can and must.... (more)


Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Crash Victims, Witnesses Accuse Cops Of Fabricating Police Report Regarding Officer-Involved Collision posted 08/27/2014, 9:17 AM (KFOX)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


EL PASO, Texas – Victims and witnesses of a northeast El Paso collision involving an El Paso Police Department cruiser claim the officer caused the crash, and that police fabricated statements in the accident report to blame an innocent woman.

That woman is named Allyson. Her attorney asked us that we do not use her last name.

“I don’t know how many times I’ve brok
... (more)


Florida Man Records Himself Getting Attacked By Cop For Not Rolling Down Window All The Way posted 08/27/2014, 9:17 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A horrifying video has emerged showing St. Petersburg police forcing a man out of his car before pouncing on him, leaving him hospitalized with several injuries, all because the cop claimed he was in fear for his life.

At least that what he says in his report, where he wrote the following:
I exited my marked patrol cruis... (more)


This Citizen Gives a Cop a Taste of What Police Harassment Feels Like posted 08/27/2014, 9:17 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Resistance]


Citizen to Cop: “Sir, I’m gonna need your license and insurance please…I smell marijuana in your car.”

Cop watcher, Jake D, was out conducting police officer accountability Sunday night when he came upon an Arlington, TX police officer double parked.

Although double parking in a private lot probably wouldn’t land you any tickets, it could very well land you tons of
... (more)


Chicago Police Jailed Two Innocent Men For 17 Months With No Evidence posted 08/27/2014, 9:17 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO, IL — Two men were held in jail for nearly a year and a half with no evidence against them, prompting a judge to criticize the “pathetic” police investigation.

The case revolves around the wrongful arrest of two men following a shooting that took place around 2:00 p.m. on January 11, 2013, on the 8500 block of South Hoyne in Chicago.

The arrested brothers, Vernell Green, 23, and Antwyone Green, 22, were arrested in February 2013, and both plead not guilty to
... (more)


The Final Nail in the Coffin: The Death of Freedom in Our Schools posted 08/27/2014, 9:17 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Young Alex Stone didn't even make it past the first week of school before he became a victim of the police state. Directed by his teacher to do a creative writing assignment involving a series of fictional Facebook statuses, the 16-year-old wrote, "I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur. I bought the gun to take care of the business."

What followed is par for the course in schools today: students were locked down in their classrooms while armed police searched Stone's locker and book
... (more)


Tanks on the Streets? Police Required to Use Military Equipment within a Year or Return It posted 08/27/2014, 9:17 AM (AllGov)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The militarization of America’s police forces has been the result of federal policy that not only provides the means to give men-in-blue the same tools as combat soldiers, but in fact requires law enforcement to “use it or lose it” when it comes to military equipment.... (more)


Grant Park Cop Kept Teen Niece as 'Wife,' Said He'd Kill Her if She Spilled About Sex: Prosecutor posted 08/27/2014, 9:16 AM (Patch.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Grant Park police lieutenant let his brother’s daughter move in with him so he could “straighten out” the teen, then proceeded to have sex with her on a “daily basis” when she wasn’t cooking his meals, doing his laundry, or shopping for lingerie and shoes, a Will County prosecutor said.

Stephen Nardi, 45, started having sex with his 15-year-old niece within three weeks of her moving in with him in June 2010, said Assistant State’s Attorney Peter Wilkes.
... (more)


911 Dispatcher Disciplined for Not Helping Baby Locked in Hot Car posted 08/27/2014, 9:16 AM (Good Morning America)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Florida police dispatcher will be disciplined for not offering help to a frantic mother whose toddler son had locked himself inside her broiling car, officials said today.... (more)


The Fate of Galt's Gulch Chile posted 08/27/2014, 9:16 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
Many have wondered about the status of Galt's Gulch Chile (GGC), the libertarian community that was planned and sold in lots as a liberty oasis for those who wished to live freedom before they died. My husband and I purchased an option on 1.25 acres in July 2013. Others bought 10- or 25-acre lots and some invested in the agricultural side of the venture; extremely savvy investors committed small fortunes. GGC has been an unexpectedly wild ride since then.

Shortly after purchasing,
... (more)


Experimental US Hypersonic Weapon Destroyed Seconds After Launch posted 08/27/2014, 9:16 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Science/Technology]
An experimental hypersonic weapon which could one day be capable of striking any target around the world within an hour was destroyed seconds after launching from a US military test-bed in Alaska. ... (more)


Tuesday August 26th, 2014

Portrait of a Politician posted 08/26/2014, 8:42 AM (PNAR.org)
[Category: Commentary]
Throughout human history people have often made incredibly bad choices when choosing their leaders. It seems there exists in human nature the desire to be ruled by infallible god-like beings. The modern day professional politician is aware of this and every attempt is made to create the perception of infallibility.

It should be no surprise that narcissistic sociopaths are attracted to the great power that political office holders possess in the modern super-state. In fact, it is
... (more)


Kentucky: Lawsuit Restored Against Cop Caught Lying About Traffic Stop posted 08/26/2014, 8:42 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Videotape proved essential for Freddie Gregory, a motorist falsely accused of traffic violations by a high-ranking Kentucky State Police trooper. The US Court of Appeals on Friday allowed Gregory to pursue false arrest charges against Lieutenant Phillip Burnett.

Since February 2009, Lieutenant Burnett had stopped Gregory on three occasions under what the motorist considered to be bogus circumstances. The 53-year-old decided to install a video camera to document the harassment. The
... (more)


SWAT Team Descends onto College Campus in Response to a Man Carrying an Umbrella posted 08/26/2014, 8:42 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Teachers and students at Cal State San Marcos were put on lock down Wednesday morning as dozens of militarized law enforcement agents stormed the campus.

The police were responding to reports of a suspicious person armed with a gun on campus. An order was issued to students and teachers telling them to barricade themselves inside their current locations.


Police State Prompts Pointless Paperwork posted 08/26/2014, 8:42 AM (C4SS.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In response to the chaos in Ferguson, MO, US president Barack Obama has ordered a review of federal programs and funding that allow state and local law enforcement to acquire military equipment. Whoopty doo.

It's no surprise to those who understand the kind of perverse incentives inherent in government that it took until now for “something to be done.” And it shouldn’t be a surprise that that “something” is merely an attempt to appease the growing distrust and skepticism of police
... (more)


How to Provoke a Crisis posted 08/26/2014, 8:42 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
There is no one more capable at provoking a crisis than the U.S. national-security establishment. They are absolute experts at doing so. They have to be. Their survival and ever-increasing tax-funded bounty depends on it.

Consider, for example, a recent altercation between a U.S. surveillance plane and a Chinese fighter jet near the coast of Japan.

According to an article in the New York Times, U.S. officials filed a formal complaint with China accusing the Chin
... (more)


Bay Area Rapper Vindicated by Gas Station Surveillance Footage posted 08/26/2014, 8:42 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Rico Rossi pulled into the gas station to get some gas. Suddenly road pirate vehicles surrounded his vehicle. Doors opened and police employees rushed at Rossi, shouting commands, with guns drawn.

Rossi was ordered to the ground. Still unsure of what provoked this undesired police “service,” Rossi got down on both knees and raised both hands into the air. It was at that moment that Glenn Walkup, an employee of the Martinez Police Outfit, squeezed the trigger of his Taser, aimed sq
... (more)


Over $455,000 Seized from Medical Marijuana Patient Slapped with Civil Asset Forfeiture posted 08/26/2014, 8:41 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In March 2013, Steve Oates' home in Goodyear, Ariz. was stormed by police, SWAT, and DEA agents because of a marijuana grow room in the guest house.

"It was like something you see in the movies. It was 6:30 in the morning, and basically you hear 'bang! bang! bang!' on the door, and next thing you know you hear the crash of a battering ram," says Oates.

Oates' docto
... (more)


ICREACH: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google posted 08/26/2014, 8:41 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.... (more)


Tobacco and a Free Society posted 08/26/2014, 8:41 AM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Economy]
Yet another successful lawsuit against a tobacco company, one that resulted in a jury’s awarding the widow of a tobacco smoker more than $23 billion because of her husband’s premature death, means that it is apropos to revisit the subject of tobacco and a free society.... (more)


DEA Tightens Rules on Popular Pain Relievers posted 08/26/2014, 8:41 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It is about to get more difficult to obtain popular pain medications based on hydrocodone, including widely prescribed drugs such as Vicodin. The DEA announced today that it is moving hydrocodone combination drugs from Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to Schedule II.

Drugs containing only hydrocodone were already placed on Schedule II, but drug combinations containing hyd
... (more)


EU Bans Powerful Vacuum Cleaners posted 08/26/2014, 8:41 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The European commission believes the new regulations will mean better vacuum cleaners for consumers. European commission spokeswoman for energy Marlene Holzner said in a blog: "As a result of the new EU eco-design and labelling regulations, consumers will also get better vacuum cleaners. In the past, there was no legislation on vacuum cleaners and companies could sell poorly performing vacuum cleaners."... (more)


Syrian Government: James Foley Killed a Year Ago posted 08/26/2014, 8:41 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Fresh doubt has been thrown on the narrative behind the James Foley beheading video after a Syrian government spokesperson claimed that the American journalist was killed by ISIS militants a year ago.... (more)


Monday August 25th, 2014

Missouri Cop Who Pointed Gun At Photojournalist Was In Fear For His Life posted 08/25/2014, 8:30 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


It didn’t take long for police in Missouri to justify one of their officers pointing a gun at a photojournalist and threatening to kill him, then telling him to “go fuck yourself” when asked for his name and badge number during the protests in Ferguson, an inciden
... (more)


The United Police States of America posted 08/25/2014, 8:30 AM (David S. D'Amato)
[Category: Commentary]
Ferguson, Missouri’s police department has released its report on the August 9th shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, a redacted document that ACLU attorney Tony Rothert says violates Missouri's Sunshine Law by omitting key information.

Brown's death at the hands of a Ferguson police officer provoked impassioned demonstrations and debates on police brutality and the very nature of policing in the United States, leading many observers to wonder if Americans are now living in a
... (more)


Federal Law Ordering US Attorney General To Gather Data On Police Excessive Force Has Been Ignored For 20 Years posted 08/25/2014, 8:29 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Are police officers getting worse or is this apparent increase in excessive force nothing more than a reflection of the increase in unofficial documentation (read: cameras) and public scrutiny? What we do know is that as crime has gone down, police forces have escalated their acquisitions of military gear and weapons... (more)


Cops Abuse Police Databases to "Screen Dates" posted 08/25/2014, 8:29 AM (CBS Sacramento)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From CBS:
FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – Court documents show that Fairfield Police Officers Stephen Ruiz and Jacob Glashoff used company time and equipment to search for women on internet dating sites.

The documents also show that two used the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System – a statewide police database – to screen the women
... (more)


Miami-Dade Police Union Boss Claims Body Cams Place Cops’ Lives at Risk posted 08/25/2014, 8:29 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Already coping with the never-ending plethora of lurking dangers that keep cops fearing for their lives,  the president of the Miami-Dade Police union is outraged that the county mayor now wants cops to start wearing body cams, a move he says “can cost that officer his or her life.”... (more)

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