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DOJ Releases Report On Cleveland Police Department Investigation And It's Bad News All The Way Down posted 12/09/2014, 2:22 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The DOJ has just released the conclusions of its civil rights investigation of the Cleveland Police Department [pdf link]. What it's uncovered is sadly unshocking. It's the same sort of behavior that's endemic in law enforcement agencies all over the nation: routine use of excessive force and discriminatory policing.

The Cleveland PD gained recent national notoriety
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Another Batch Of Baggage Handlers Accused Of Stealing From Luggage; Because Airport 'Security' Isn't posted 12/09/2014, 2:22 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Just last week I flew into JFK airport's terminal 4, and thankfully I only had carry-on luggage, because this morning I read that seven baggage handlers from JFK -- working in terminals 4 and 7 -- have been arrested for stealing stuff from people's luggage. And doing so without much fear of getting caught (even if they were, eventually): ... (more)




Massachusetts Cop Pepper Sprays Videographer posted 12/09/2014, 2:22 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Massachusetts state trooper was caught on video pepper spraying a man for recording him during an anti-police brutality protest in Boston Thursday.

The video began going viral since it was uploaded Thursday and now Massachusetts State Police say they will conduct a “thorough and unbiased” investigation to determine whether the cop violated the department’s policy on using peppe
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Professor Gruber Strikes Again posted 12/09/2014, 2:22 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Economy]
According to a recent post by Scott Vorse on Brietbart's "Big Government" website, MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, already in hot water for saying that "the stupidity of the American voter" was politically indispensable in getting Congress to pass the Affordable Care Act, previously had advised former NYC mayor Michael Blo... (more)


Obama's Plan for Better Policing: The Good, the Bad, and the Body Cameras posted 12/09/2014, 2:21 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Commentary]
You may be shocked to hear that EFF doesn't think technology is a solution to every problem. That includes problems with the police and with public safety. And, as we've pointed out when it comes to drones and other types of local surveillance, we think adoption of new technology requires communities to understand and discuss the pros and cons.

That's why we think President Oba
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Hawaii Under Martial Law Was Like ‘Military Dictatorship’ (1941-1944) posted 12/09/2014, 2:21 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: History]
HAWAII — Islanders suffered under nearly three years of martial law from 1941-1944; so oppressive that it was later described by a federal judge as a “military dictatorship.” All manner of civilian liberties were replaced by oppressive military orders enforced by American soldiers.

The dark period of Hawaiian history began on December 7, 1941, with the massive surprise attack of Japanese bombers on the U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor. The air raid successfully sunk or grounded 18 s
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Boehner Broke Pledge to Give Americans 'At Least 72 Hours' to Read Every Bill posted 12/09/2014, 2:21 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
House Speaker John Boehner has broken his pledge to give Americans “at least 72 hours” to read every bill taken up by the House before it is brought to a vote on the floor.

In his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 18, 2010, Boehner vowed that if he became speaker members of Congress and the American people would be given “at least 72 hours” to read all bills before they were brought to a vote.
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Monday December 8th, 2014

CA Cop is Being Fired for NOT Using Violence to Resolve a Situation posted 12/08/2014, 7:35 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Seaside, CA — A 20 year veteran of the CSU Monterey Bay police force, was given a notice of termination this week for choosing NOT to immediately resort to violent escalation during a confrontation with a suicidal student.

The unidentified officer was the first one on the scene when responding to an incident involving a suicidal college student in his CSUMB dorm room in February of this year. The officer showed a heartening level of restraint when dealing with a student, who was i
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Cop Cruiser Crashes: You Pay The Cost When Local Police Cause Accidents posted 12/08/2014, 7:35 AM (WJLA.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WASHINGTON (WJLA) – They’re sworn to serve and protect. But police officers are not immune to causing harm, especially behind the wheel. An ABC7 I-Team investigation discovered police officers in the D.C. area have been found at fault in hundreds of accidents, causing deaths, injuries and thousands of dollars in damages.

The ABC7 I-Team obtained databases from six jurisdictions, looking at accident reports from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, as well as Arling
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Police Officer Sees Graffiti Artist "Tag" a Building, So He Runs Him Over With His Car posted 12/08/2014, 7:35 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami, Florida – 21-year-old street artist Delbert Rodriguez Gutierrez is now in critical condition and facing death after a police officer in a patrol car ran him over during a chase. Delbert’s artist name is “Demz,” and police claim that they caught him tagging a building around 2am on Friday morning, near the intersection of NW 5th Avenue and 24th Street, in Wynwood.

Wynwood is an art district in Miami where graffiti is extremely common, and sometimes artists have agreements se
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Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion (feat. Larken Rose) posted 12/08/2014, 7:35 AM (Liberty or Death Media)
[Category: Commentary]


Warning: Graphic content.

A compilation of Larken Rose audio clips taken from various radio interviews. With English, Dutch and Polish subtitles.
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Texas Cop Tries to Delete Footage of Unlawful Detainment posted 12/08/2014, 7:34 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Houston police tried to delete footage from a man who video recorded himself getting handcuffed after he was detained for open carrying a firearm Friday.

But the cop failed to do so, obviously not familiar with modern technology nor with long-established Texas law that states a person does not have to identify themselves unless they have been lawfully arrested.

Considering open carrying fi
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Police Department Mocks Garner With #WeCanBreathe Tweet posted 12/08/2014, 7:34 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Police department in Indiana has prompted outrage from the local community and a wider audience on social media by seemingly mocking the last words of police brutality victim Eric Garner.

The Indianapolis police department tweeted using the hashtag ‘#WeCanBreathe’ when responding to a post criticizing arrests made during protests related to the failure to indict the NYPD officer who executed an illegal chokehold on Garner, leading to his death.
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Saturday December 6th, 2014

Video Shows Texas Judge Stumbling Through Sobriety Test Month After Court Drops Her DUI Charges posted 12/06/2014, 8:28 PM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Could this be the evidence they never got?

A month after a Texas court threw out a DUI case against a judge because it lacked strong evidence, police released dashcam video of her arrest that showed her stumble through a sobriety test.

The new video, recorded du
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Friday December 5th, 2014

Have We Reached "Peak Jackboot"? posted 12/05/2014, 10:10 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In 1768, amid escalating tensions between the British government and independence-minded "radicals" in New England, two full regiments were deployed in Boston as peacekeepers. Their presence was, in historian David Ramsay’s elegantly ominous phrase, “a fruitful source of uneasiness.”

London tried to preserve the pretense that the troops sent to police the colonies were deployed to maintain public order. However, as
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Leave Us All Alone! We Can't Breathe! posted 12/05/2014, 10:09 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
The last words out of the mouth of strangling victim Eric Garner are actually a metaphor for how libertarians feel about the entire welfare-warfare state under which modern-day Americans have been born and raised.

Don't his words express precisely how we libertarians feel? Leave us alone, we say to the state. Get out of our faces. Get out of our lives. You're suffocating us. You're killing us -- literally, spiritually, financially, and economically.

Thomas Jefferson
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Utah Man Sentenced To Year In Federal Prison For Writing 'Hateful' Letter posted 12/05/2014, 10:09 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HURRICANE, UT — A man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for the contents of a letter he wrote to a neighbor, which prosecutors called a “hate crime.”

Robert Keller, age 71, was convicted of violating the 1968 Fair Housing Act (42 U.S. Code § 3631), which states:
Whoever… intimidates or interferes with… any person because of ... (more)


License To Kill: Goon Thug Cops Murder At Will posted 12/05/2014, 10:09 PM (Paul Craig Roberts)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Another goon thug gratuitous murderer has been let off by a grand jury and a prosecutor. Read the condolences offered by NY mayor Bill de Blasio, officer Pantaleo and the Obama Puppet.  They are so sorry about the collateral damage of protecting the public from criminals and terrorists. But our society would collapse if people are allowed to sell on the street untaxed individual cigarettes out of a pack. Without the... (more)


White Phoenix Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Black Man in Attempted Drug Bust posted 12/05/2014, 10:09 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Phoenix police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man while responding to reports of a drug deal taking place Tuesday night. Rumain Brisbon, 34, becomes the 37th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

Unlike most drug war deaths, and undoubtedly because of the context of police officers escaping criminal charges in the deaths of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner,
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Undercover Police Spy Accused of Encouraging Activist to Crime posted 12/05/2014, 10:08 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An undercover police officer has been accused of encouraging and helping an animal rights campaigner to commit illegal acts which led to his being jailed for four years, according to legal documents.

The campaigner, Geoff Sheppard, has lodged an appeal to overturn his convictions for possessing a shotgun and components for an incendiary device, alleging, in effect, that he was a victim of an agent provocateur.

Sheppard said the undercover officer, whose covert role
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Liberty Dollar Founder von Nothaus Sentenced to House Arrest for Counterfeiting posted 12/05/2014, 10:08 PM (Eyewitness News)
[Category: Economy]
A former Evansville businessman is sentenced to six months house arrest.

Bernard von NotHaus was convicted in 2011 of counterfeiting charges for minting and distributing a form of private money called the Liberty Dollar.
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Rolling Stone Backs Off From U.Va. Rape Story posted 12/05/2014, 10:08 PM (USA Today)
[Category: General]
Rolling Stone magazine said Friday that it found discrepancies in its controversial story about an alleged gang rape of a woman named "Jackie" at the University of Virginia and had lost faith in the piece -- a shocking retreat coming merely days after author Sabrina Rubin Erdely defended the reporting.

"In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie's account, and we have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced," Will Dana, the ma
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The "credible mainstream media" strikes again! Of course, they blame the fake "victim" and not their own fact-checking department and shoddy reporting! - Chris


Thursday December 4th, 2014

America's Children: The Trials of Growing Up in a Police State posted 12/04/2014, 8:23 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"It's been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he's still covered in burns. There's still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and screaming at my children, the officers -- armed with M16s -- filed through the house like they were playing war. They searched for drugs and never found any. I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him. He screamed at me to sit dow... (more)


Cop Who Shot 12 Year Old Was Fired From Previous Job as a Cop For Being Emotionally Unstable posted 12/04/2014, 8:23 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cleveland, Ohio -- Last month, we reported that a police officer shot a young boy for playing in a park with a toy gun just seconds after exiting his vehicle.

The video footage to surface after the incident showed absolutely no restraint on the part of Cleveland patrol officer Timothy Loehmann, who fired the shot that killed young Tamir Rice.

In the weeks following the
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Houston Cop Arrests Man for Video Recording from Friend's Property posted 12/04/2014, 8:22 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Houston man was arrested Tuesday for video recording a cop from his friend’s property where he was allowed to be.

At one point the video, you can hear the Houston cop tell the man he was not allowed to be on that property, but that was not his decision to make.

Not much information is available but the video was posted on Facebook with the following description.
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Set Up? No Charges for NYPD Officer in Choking Death, But Charges for Man Who Filmed It posted 12/04/2014, 8:22 PM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If justice wasn’t served in the shocking death of Eric Garner, irony certainly was.

In this case, irony twists around the contorted concept that justice is blind, and that, ideally, the dirty work of cops peace officers is better done out of sight and out of the mind of the general public.

There are plenty of police and other authorities who long for the days past before cameras, phones and other digital devices were everywhere, potentially recording anything going
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"Blue Privilege" Protects the Killer of Eric Garner posted 12/04/2014, 8:22 PM (Thomas DiLorenzo)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Eric Garner, father of six, was simply standing on a sidewalk selling individual cigarettes to pedestrians.  The local merchants, who sell cigarettes by the pack and therefore must charge New York state’s exhorbitant cigarette tax, complained to the authorities about this “unfair competition.”  The government sent six  heavily armed tax collection enforcers . . . er, I mean, police officers . . . to accost Mr. Garner.  They took him down and murdered him by choking him to death.  The coroner rul... (more)


Tulsa Cop Charged In Death Takes Lump-Sum Pension posted 12/04/2014, 8:22 PM (Washington Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Pension board records show a Tulsa police officer accused of killing his daughter’s boyfriend retired from the force last month and collected a $162,000 pension in a lump-sum payment.

While state law would prevent officers convicted of felonies from collecting monthly payments, the state Police Pension and Retirement Board won’t be able to reclaim Shannon Kepler’s lump-sum payment if he is convicted, The Tulsa World reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1FMHL38... (more)


Operation AURORAGOLD: How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide posted 12/04/2014, 8:22 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
In March 2011, two weeks before the Western intervention in Libya, a secret message was delivered to the National Security Agency. An intelligence unit within the U.S. military’s Africa Command needed help to hack into Libya’s cellphone networks and monitor text messages.

For the NSA, the task was easy. The agency had already obtained technical information about the cellphone carriers’ internal systems by spying on documents sent among company employees, and these details would pr
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Texas Lawmaker Files 'Pop Tart Gun' Bill posted 12/04/2014, 8:22 PM (Houston Chronicle)
[Category: General]
AUSTIN - If you think it's a half-baked idea to legally protect kids' rights to play with their food, think again, says one Texas lawmaker.

Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, has filed a bill that would prohibit schools from punishing students who use their hands, playthings and, yes, even pastry items to mimic firearms. The proposed legislation also would protect students through the fifth grade who play with toy guns or draw or possess pictures of guns.
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Former 'Cop Of The Year' Busted On Coke-Trafficking Charges posted 12/04/2014, 8:22 PM (New York Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Queens police officer who once won his precinct’s “Cop of the Year’’ award has been busted on cocaine-trafficking charges, sources said Tuesday.

Officer Philip LeRoy, who works in the 114th Precinct, was nabbed just before midnight Monday in Sunrise City, Fla., with two other men while allegedly buying 10 kilos of cocaine, sources told The Post.
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Nathaniel Branden, Rest in Peace posted 12/04/2014, 8:21 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
It was sometime in the late 1980s when I first met Nathaniel Branden, the objectivist psychologist and author who died yesterday at the age of 84. I went to see his speech being hosted by the Heritage Foundation. ... (more)


Obama Calls For Turret-Mounted Video Cameras On All Police Tanks [Satire] posted 12/04/2014, 8:22 PM (The Onion)
[Category: General]
WASHINGTON—In an effort to restore the public’s faith in law enforcement, President Obama made an impassioned appeal this week, calling for the installation of turret-mounted video cameras on all police tanks. ... (more)


Wednesday December 3rd, 2014

Just Like The Stasi posted 12/03/2014, 11:17 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Don't you just love those Americans who celebrate how free they are under America's national-security state system?

I wonder if such Americans also celebrated how free people were who lived under East Germany's national-security state system.

I just read an interesting
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Requiem for the Uncounted Dead: No Official Tally of Mundanes Killed by Police posted 12/03/2014, 11:17 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ordered that flags be displayed at half-mast on December 2 in memory of Ernest Montoya, a 54-year-old police officer who died in a car crash two days earlier. Montoya, who served 20 years as a tribal officer with the conquered Navajo Nation, apparently had a heart attack while transporting a prisoner to jail.

Montoya's death is a tragedy for his family and
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Another California Cop 'Shares' A Suspect's Intimate Photos With His Fellow Officers posted 12/03/2014, 11:17 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ability + opportunity. That's an equation that often results in trouble. It certainly did for several California Highway Patrol officers, who dug through suspects' phones, sometimes for evidence and sometimes just to pass around any intimate photos they happened to come across. It happened so often that one officer now being investiga... (more)


Former Police Chief Admits Involvement in Federal Anti-Patriot Operation posted 12/03/2014, 11:17 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Former Pennsylvania Police Chief Mark Kessler admitted on the Alan Colmes Show Tuesday that his viral gun rights videos were created under a covert federal operation to attract and take down patriot groups across the country.

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Kessler, who made headlines in 2013 after being fired for one such profanity-laced video, stated that the multi-agency operation was specifically used to target supporters
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Flashback Video: Pennsylvania Police Chief Mark Kessler, “I Will Take My Uniform Off And I Will Stand With Freedom Before I Stand With Tyrannical Thugs.”


DUI Charge Dropped Against Texas Judge Who Police Said Begged For Leniency During Arrest posted 12/03/2014, 11:16 PM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Will she drink to that?

A Texas judge busted for drunken driving in July has reportedly been let off the hook by a fellow justice.

Nora Longoria, who was accused by a McAllen police officer of failing multiple sobriety tests and begging for special treatment, had her drunken driving charges dropped last month, The Monitor reported.

Hidalgo County Court at Law No. 8 Judge Rolando Cantu threw out the case, marking "other" for the reasoning.
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Not sure if special treatment, or police frame-up...


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 12/03/2014, 11:16 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Houston cop gets caught transferring cocaine, a New York narc gets nailed for tipping off his neighborhood buddies about looming drug raids, and another prison guard goes down for contraband. Let's get to it:

In Houston, a Houston police officer was indicted November 20 for transporting cocaine. Officer Jasmine R
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Copyright Law as a Tool for State Censorship of the Internet posted 12/03/2014, 11:16 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
When state officials seek to censor online speech, they're going to use the quickest and easiest method available. For many, copyright takedown notices do the trick. After years of lobbying and increasing pressure from content industries on policymakers and tech companies, sending copyright notices to take media offline is easier than ever.

The copyright law that state actors most often invoke is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA was the first maj
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Attorney Convicted Of 3 Felonies After Surviving Police Shooting posted 12/03/2014, 11:15 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LAS VEGAS, NV — An attorney who survived being shot in the back by police now faces up to 12 years in prison after a drawn out trial.

The incident occurred when Raymond James “Jim” Duensing was pulled over by a motorcycle cop in a routine traffic stop near Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard. Allegedly Mr. Duensing had crossed an intersection using a lane designated for right-turns only at approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 29, 2009.
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Eric Garner: Killed by Police For Tax Evasion posted 12/03/2014, 7:17 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The Grand Jury decision not to indict an NYPD officer for choking Eric Garner to death is a shocking travesty of justice, but why were police harassing Garner in the first place?

The answer; He violated New York City’s ridiculous cigarette tax laws. Eric Garner was summarily executed for avoiding taxes.

Garner was tackled by several cops and put in an illegal chok
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No Indictment for Cop Who Killed Father of 6, Eric Garner, on Video posted 12/03/2014, 7:00 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — On July 17 of this year, Officer Daniel Pantaleo of the NYPD, placed Eric Garner in a chokehold, a maneuver which has been prohibited by the department since 1993, eventually killing the man. The entire incident was caught on video.

Today, in a devastating blow to justice, a grand jury decided not to indict Panteleo for the murder of Garner.

Pantaleo placed father of 6, Eric Garner, in a chokehold and slammed his head to the pavement, piling on top of
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Tuesday December 2nd, 2014

Cop Fired for Beating a Non-violent, Handcuffed Man On Video, Gets Job Back And Back Pay posted 12/02/2014, 6:52 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Owasso, OK — Owasso police officer, Mike Denton, was fired after body cam and surveillance footage showed him stomping on a handcuffed man’s head and then repeatedly elbowing him in the face.

Denton and two other Owasso police officers responded to a call on June 30, 2011 about an intoxicated man creating a disturbance at an apartment complex.

The officers arrested Bryan Spradlin for public intoxicat
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'Towns' Don't Need Tanks? San Diego Unified School District Has an MRAP Now posted 12/02/2014, 6:52 PM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Many of our nation’s sheriffs have been brainwashed that America is a “war zone” so all of our police departments (even for towns of less than 4,000 people) apparently need mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles — which basically look like tanks — straight off the battlefields of Afghanistan.

Though the vehicles cost nearly $750,00
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Obama's Big Idea: Let's Hike Federal Cop Subsidies posted 12/02/2014, 6:52 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
President Obama’s newly announced police-reform package lives up to one's worst expectations. He flatly refuses to curtail the federal police militarization program, instead calling for a big hike in federal spending on aid to local departments with the usual micromanaging strings attached. These strings will predictably make departments more responsive to Washington, and lobbies with clout there, as ... (more)


Police Should Be On, Not Behind, Cameras posted 12/02/2014, 6:52 PM (Thomas L. Knapp)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police body cameras are all the rage lately. Al Sharpton wants them used to monitor the activities of cops. Ann Coulter wants them used to “shut down” Al Sharpton. The White House wants them because, well, they’re a way to look both “tough on police violence” and “tough on crime” by spending $263 million on new law enforcement technology.

When Al Sharpton, Ann Coulter and the president of the United States agree on anything, my immediate, visceral reaction is extreme skepticism. I
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Mentally Ill Man Refuses to Take Medication So SWAT Shows Up and Kills Him posted 12/02/2014, 6:52 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Midland, TX — Rosendo Gino Rodriquez, 49, was shot dead in an altercation Monday while Midland Police were conducting a routine welfare check.

The Midland County mental health unit was conducting a regular welfare check at a home on the 2700 block of Washington Street, when things went sour. According to the Midland police, Rodriquez became “aggressive” during the welfare check.

The term aggressive is used loosely by the MPD, as they claim he acted out said “aggress
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Judge Issues Temporary Ban on Arrests For Feeding Homeless posted 12/02/2014, 6:52 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Resistance]
A judge has issued an order that temporarily bars people from being arrested in Fort Lauderdale for feeding the homeless.

90-year-old World War II veteran Arnold Abbott captured global attention last month when he defied a city ordinance passed in October that prohibited feeding homeless people in the city without permits and toilet facilities, effectively making the process illegal.

Police repeatedly issued Abbott with citations and video recorded his group’s feedi
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Fired Dallas Officer Found Not Guilty After Accuser Deported posted 12/02/2014, 6:44 PM (Dallas Morning News)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A jury found a fired Dallas police officer not guilty of a pair of misdemeanors Monday after the alleged victim, who has been deported, did not show up for court.

Rene Villanueva, 37, was accused of using excessive force to arrest a drunken driver who hit a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy with his pickup in November 2013. Villanueva was indicted on assault and official oppression charges — class A misdemeanors — for the incident in March. Dallas Police Chief David Brown quickly fir
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Trial To Start For Ex-Judge In Framing Of Woman posted 12/02/2014, 6:44 PM (AJC.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Federal prosecutors have accused a former northwest Georgia judge of planting drugs on a woman's car to discredit her after she accused him of propositioning her for sex. But Bryant Cochran's lawyer said his client is eager to clear his name at a trial set to begin this week.

An indictment says the former Murray County chief magistrate judge also sexually assaulted a county employee, illegally searched the cell phone of another county employee and attempted to get a witness to pro
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Feds Dig Up Law From 1789 To Demand Apple, Google Decrypt Smartphones, Slabs posted 12/02/2014, 6:44 PM (The Register)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The FBI has made it no secret that it hates Apple and Google's efforts to encrypt files in your smartphones and tablets.

Now court documents have emerged showing just how far the Feds are willing to go to decrypt citizens' data.
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Income Inequality Is a Statistical Artifact posted 12/02/2014, 6:44 PM (Robert Higgs)
[Category: Economy]
The past year or so has witnessed a tremendous outpouring of commentary about income inequality. Pundits and politicians have huffed and puffed about it, mainly about its alleged evils and what governments should do to diminish it. Mainstream economists have devoted a great deal of attention to dissecting French economist Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a book focused on income inequality—and also a book whose shoddy craftsmanship would have repelled such attention... (more)


Monday December 1st, 2014

These Lying Cops Show Exactly Why So Many People are Losing Trust in "Law" Enforcement posted 12/01/2014, 4:21 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Murfreesboro, TN — A video uploaded to YouTube Saturday epitomizes the reason why police departments nationwide are losing the trust of the ones they ostensibly “protect.”

In fact the very idea that police protect you is a misconception as they will seldom prevent violence. They normally show up after the violence or crime has been committed and then try and find a culprit, or not.

The average response time to a 9-1-1 call is 10 minutes nationwide. In some cases
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Road-Raging Off-Duty Cop Shot Woman In The Head Because She Honked At Him posted 12/01/2014, 4:21 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Houston woman was shot in the head by an off-duty police officer after she honked at him for cutting her off, KHOU 11 reports.

The victim — who did not wish to be identified for fear of retaliation — said that she was driving on the 610 Loop when Kenneth Caplan cut her off.

“He was about to hit me,” she said,
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Why Not Pardon Drug-War Victims in Addition to Turkeys? posted 12/01/2014, 4:21 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Prior to Thanksgiving, President Obama continued the presidential tradition of pardoning two turkeys. Too bad he didn't use the occasion to also pardon every single victim of the U.S. government's decades-long failed and destructive war on drugs.

I'm referring, of course, to all the people who have been convicted of violating federal laws against the possession or distribution of drugs, especially those people currently serving time in some federal penitentiary. Those people have
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Due Process Versus Secret Courts posted 12/01/2014, 4:21 PM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
Due process is a set of legal requirements that protect the individual against abuse by the state. Examples are a person’s right to be notified of court proceedings in which he is involved and the right against self-incrimination. Due process is woven into the fabric of American society through both the Constitution and legal precedent.

Few practices are as damaging to due process as secret courts and secret law. From the abuses of the Spanish Inquisition to the English Star Chamb
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Man Arrested; Deputies Say He Aimed Banana At Them posted 12/01/2014, 4:21 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(AP) -- GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun.... (more)


FDA Recruits Minors For Online Cigarette Purchases posted 12/01/2014, 4:21 PM (The Weekly Standard)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently solicited quotes from contractors to recruit minors ages sixteen and seventeen to purchase "regulated tobacco products" on the Internet. The purchase attempts must be made from a facility located in Virginia and shipped to a P.O. Box provided by the FDA for purposes of this probe. The FDA is careful to note that the contractor must "debrief minors on the dangers of tobacco use" and that the minors "[agree] NOT to attempt to purchase tobacco product... (more)


Man Drops Massive Records Requests, Will Help Seattle Police With Video Technology posted 12/01/2014, 4:21 PM (The Seattle Times)
[Category: Resistance]
With a man’s laundry list of public-disclosure requests threatening to derail plans to outfit officers with body cameras, the Seattle Police Department decided, “if you can’t beat them, join them.”

The anonymous computer programmer withdrew all of the information requests on Thursday after police agreed to work with him to see that he gets what he wants while helping police with their technology.
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