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Davie Police Officer Arrested, Charged With Extortion posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (CBS Miami)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – A Davie Police Officer is facing charges of extortion after his ex-girlfriend’s claims that he threatened to send out photos taken during their intimate relationship–also known as revenge porn.

Officer James Krey is facing two charges of extortion after he allegedly threatened an ex-girlfriend, also a Davie Police Officer, to send photos from their intimate relationship, according to Coral Springs PD.

The relationship between Krey, who has
... (more)


UK: Police Use Stop And Search Powers On 300 Toddlers posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police have used controversial stop and search powers on nearly 300 toddlers over the last five years, new figures have disclosed.

The development is thought to reflect a trend for adult or teenage criminals to conceal illegal items such as guns, knives and drugs on young children in a bid to avoid detection.
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New Zealand Used NSA System to Target Officials, Anti-Corruption Campaigner posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
New Zealand’s eavesdropping agency used an Internet mass surveillance system to target government officials and an anti-corruption campaigner on a neighboring Pacific island, according to a top-secret document.... (more)


A Police Gadget Tracks Phones? Shhh! It’s Secret posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (The New York Times)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A powerful new surveillance tool being adopted by police departments across the country comes with an unusual requirement: To buy it, law enforcement officials must sign a nondisclosure agreement preventing them from saying almost anything about the technology.

Any disclosure about the technology, which tracks cellphones and is often called StingRay, could allow criminals and terrorists to circumvent it, the F.B.I. has said in an affidavit. But the tool is adopted in such secrecy
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Government Regulation: Another Hidden Tax posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
Perhaps due to it not being as readily quantifiable as government taxation, debt, welfare, and money creation; regulation has too often been superficially dealt with. In many ways, the largely “hidden tax” of regulation is a bigger threat to liberty, economy, and morality than other weapons of forceful government intervention.... (more)


Saturday March 14th, 2015



Criminal Violence as Political Theater: Standard Operating Procedure for the FBI posted 03/14/2015, 6:42 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“The Investigations Division of the Office of the Inspector General has thoroughly reviewed your allegations and concluded that the issues raised do not warrant an investigation by this office,” insisted the unsigned March 10 letter from the Justice Department.

The “allegations” and “issues” I had raised in my March 2 letter to Associate Deputy Attorney General David Margolis dealt with disclosur
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How Exciting: The Birth of a New Official Enemy! posted 03/14/2015, 6:42 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
There are few events more exciting in people's lives than the birth of a child.

Similarly, there is always a tremendous air of excitement that comes with the birth of a New Official Enemy of the U.S. national-security state.

This past week, the American people got to experience this exciting event in the life of the national-security state. Through an official decree issued by President Obama declaring that Venezuela now poses a grave threat to the "national securit
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Judge Scolds Lying Cops, Acquits 16-yo Boy of Assault on Police After Video Shows Self-Defense posted 03/14/2015, 6:42 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Portland, OR — On Thursday, a 16-year-old boy, who was facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a police officer, was found not guilty on all charges.

Circuit Judge Diana Stuart ruled that Thai Gurule, a Roosevelt High School sophomore, did not resist arrest. He also didn’t strangle and assault police officers as they had originally claimed.

Stuart’s strongly worded decision took more than 15 minutes to read aloud as she made sure to let the cops in
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75% of Denver Cops Aren't Turning on Body Cams in Use of Force Contacts, This is Why posted 03/14/2015, 6:41 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Denver, CO — A local news team in Denver has obtained video twice in just one week of officers brutalizing individuals. Both time the officers were disciplined after it was exposed.

The latest cop to be caught using excessive force on an arrestee is officer Chad Sinnema. Sinnema was suspended for a mere four days after using force that could have killed a man back in August.
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New Report Shows How Western-Imposed Prohibition Policies Hurt Poor Countries posted 03/14/2015, 6:41 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Economy]
Wealthy Western countries are undermining good governance and social and economic development in poor, drug-producing countries by pressuring them to enforce prohibitionist policies that exploit peasant farmers and waste millions of dollars a year on failed crop eradication and drug interdiction programs. That's the conclusion of a recent report by the British advocacy group Health Poverty Action (HPA). ... (more)




US Senate Committee Advances Cyber-Surveillance Bill, Lone Dissenter Calls Measure "A Surveillance Bill By Another Name" posted 03/14/2015, 6:41 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Senate intelligence committee advanced a priority bill for the National Security Agency on Thursday afternoon, approving long-stalled cybersecurity legislation that civil libertarians consider the latest pathway for surveillance abuse.

The vote on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, 14 to 1, occurred in a secret session inside the Hart Senate office building. Democrat Ron Wyden was the dissenter, calling the measure “a surveillance bill by another name”.

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#StopC51: Protests Grow Against Expansive Canadian Surveillance Bill posted 03/14/2015, 6:40 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Canadian activists are taking part in a weekend of action against the controversial C-51 surveillance bill currently making its way through Parliament.

Supporters of the bill say it would protect the nation against terrorist attacks, but critics charge that it would give the government ever more expansive and invasive spying powers.

If passed, C-51 would give up to 17 government agencies access to Canadian citizens' private info
... (more)


NYPD Caught Red-Handed Sanitizing Police Brutality Wikipedia Entries posted 03/14/2015, 6:40 PM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
IP addresses linked to the New York Police Department's computer network have been used to sanitize Wikipedia entries about cases of police brutality.

This wouldn't be the first time we've seen nefarious alterations to Wikipedia entries, and it won't be the last. But the disclosure of NYPD's entries by Capital New York come as the Justice Department an
... (more)


FAA Backpedals After Sending Letter Ordering Man to Remove Drone Footage From YouTube posted 03/14/2015, 6:40 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
After an aviation safety inspector in the FAA’s Tampa office sent a legal notice to a man regarding his “use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (aka drone) for commercial purposes” earlier this week for posting drone footage to YouTube , the FAA made a statement to Vice’s Jason Koebler that it would investigate itself.... (more)


Friday March 13th, 2015

Police Allow Secret Service Agents To Go Home Without Sobriety Tests After Crashing Into White House Barricade posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Washington Post:
The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week, an ... (more)


Banned: FAA Says It Is Illegal To Post Drone Videos on Youtube... But Drone Striking American Citizens Is Authorized posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (SHTFPlan)
[Category: Commentary]
If you're like millions of other drone hobbyists in America who like to post their captured videos on Youtube then you could soon be receiving a legal notice from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Under existing FAA guidelines flying a drone for personal use is completely legal, as is recording video of your drone flight. But if you use the drone for commercial purposes, say for example to record an aerial view of a real estate property listing, then you'd be breaking the law.<
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Video Shows Cop Choking Out Child Until He Goes Limp, Child Left with Brain Injury posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Louisville, KY– Louisville Metro Police Officer Jonathan Hardin, 31, has been arrested for assaulting a child at the school where he was working as a resource officer.

Surveillance video released after it was played during a probable cause hearing on Thursday shows Hardin choking out a 13-year-old student back in January. This was only five days after the officer allegedly assaulted another 13-year-old student in an unrelated incident.

Hardin was also named in a civ
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Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A bill introduced to the Texas House of Representatives would make it illegal for private citizens to record police within 25 feet.

House Bill 2918, introduced by Texas Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) on Tuesday, would make the offense a misdemeanor. Citizens who are armed would not be permitted to record police activity within 100 feet of an officer, according to the Housto
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The Decline and Fall of the American State; Enjoy It posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (Karen Kwiatkowski)
[Category: Commentary]
The headlines at Drudge are an excellent barometer of what's up with government and culture.   Glancing over cops being killed by the other side of law enforcement (the people), Hillary's new Whitewater files (this time electronic), Army and Secret Service partying, drug use, and sex rings, the predictable result of partial "legalization" of pot (neighborhood informers), we find a report ... (more)


Conscription and Other Draconian Taxes posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
Conscription (i.e., “the draft”) was ended in the United States more than forty years ago, but it continues to be widely used outside North America and Western Europe. Recently, conscription in Ukraine has become an international issue as the Ukrainian state has reinstated the draft and met with significant opposition in many areas of the country.

The use of forced mili
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Oregon Man Commits No Crime, But Held In Jail For 900 Days posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (OregonLive.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Benito Vasquez-Hernandez has orange canvas slip-ons, a single spoon, a wristband he wears at all times. He has little else.

He lives in a small cell with a single window high above his head and sleeps on a skinny mattress resting on a cinderblock frame.

Vasquez-Hernandez is treated like any other inmate in the Washington County Jail. But he's unlike every other inmate there.

At 897 days and counting, the 59-year-old may be the longest-held material wi
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Lindsey Graham: As President I Would Deploy The Military Against Congress posted 03/13/2015, 8:51 AM (Vox)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Republican senator and presidential maybe-hopeful Lindsey Graham stopped by the "politics and pies" forum in Concord, New Hampshire, today, where he announced that if he is elected president in 2016, his first act will be to deploy the military in Washington to force Congress to reverse cuts to the defense and intelligence budgets.

Yes, you heard that right.
... (more)


Report Says UK Citizens Must Give Up Right To Privacy Because 'Terrorism', Reveals Huge Secret Government Databases posted 03/13/2015, 8:51 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
As Techdirt has noted previously, the UK body nominally responsible for overseeing the intelligence services, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC), does little more than rubber-stamp what has taken place. The new ISC report "Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework" (pdf) is more of t... (more)


Thursday March 12th, 2015

Canadian Town Bans Spitting, Swearing And Gathering In Groups Of Three Or More posted 03/12/2015, 4:51 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Taber, a town of 8,100 in Alberta, Canada, must be in the midst of the nation's smallest and least impressive crimewave. How else would you explain the town's new "Community Standards Bylaw," which imposes the following on its residents?
With a sweeping n... (more)


Americans Say Number One Problem In The Country Is Government posted 03/12/2015, 4:51 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Government is the “most important” problem facing the country, according to the majority of Americans.

The declaration was made by 18 percent of respondents in a Gallup survey. Americans were asked “what do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?”

Seven percent more people said Government was the biggest problem than the second placed problem of the economy. Unemployment was third placed, with illegal immigration and healthcare joint four
... (more)


Maduro's "Paranoia" About U.S. Regime-Change in Venezuela posted 03/12/2015, 4:51 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Good for the Venezuelan domestic opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. Although fiercely opposed to Maduro, they have come out publicly against President Obama's meddling in Venezuela's internal affairs. According to the Washington Post,
Opposition leaders, who generally are close with the United States, s... (more)


Cops Attack Student At School; Boy Fought Back Because He Was 'Choking To Death' posted 03/12/2015, 8:07 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video has emerged of school security officers in Oakland, California, attacking a student, seemingly for no reason. School officials attempted to cover up the incident, according to reports, until the footage was released.

The footage shows the security officers dragging and tussling with a 15-year-old Fremont High student across the hallway. When the student attempted to break f
... (more)


SPD To Post Body Camera Footage Of Officers On YouTube posted 03/12/2015, 8:07 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
According to K5 out of Western Washington State:
The Seattle Police Department is receiving international attention this week after ... (more)


Missouri Supreme Court Stops Ferguson Motorist Shakedown posted 03/12/2015, 8:07 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A US Department of Justice report released earlier this month called into question the predatory tactics of traffic police and municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri. The high court decided on Monday to clear the bench and put Court of Appeals Judge Roy L. Richter in charge of all the city's cases in the St. Louis County municipal court.

"Judge Richter will bring a fresh, disinterested perspective to this court's practices and he is able and willing to implement needed reforms," Ch
... (more)


2 Officers Shot At Protest Outside Ferguson Police Station posted 03/12/2015, 8:05 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: General]
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.

A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar
... (more)

Grainy video...


Internet at the Speed of Government posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission launched a historic power grab over the Internet, euphemistically known as “net neutrality,” based on a Great Depression-era law to regulate public utilities. While entrepreneurs are pursuing cutting-edge business models and developing previously unimaginable technologies, Washington bureaucrats are reaching back eight decades to find a rationale to cont... (more)


Are Markets Myopic? posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
We often hear that individual investors are myopic. They make decisions based on a relatively short time horizon, so forget about the long run. That’s why we need government officials to step in with regulations, as well as corrective taxes and subsidies, to guide the market toward long-term social goals. Or so the story goes.

Though this view of markets versus government is common, it has things exactly backwards: markets do contain sophisticated mechanisms for rewarding long-te
... (more)


New York Deputy Fined After Pleading Guilty to Slapping Man in Incident Caught on Video posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The New York sheriff’s deputy who was arrested in November after he was caught on video slapping a man on the back of the head for refusing to allow his car to be  searched pleaded guilty Tuesday.

But as expected, former Saratoga County deputy Shawn Glans got off lightly, having to pay a fine, but avoiding probation and anger management classes, which is
... (more)


The Depressing Results of the War on Terrorism posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Don't be surprised if the prices for antidepressants soar even higher than they already are. That's because U.S. counterterrorism officials are horrible depressed about the results of their much-vaunted "war on terrorism."

According to an article entitled "
... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Marianas Islands cop gets nailed for smoking meth, a Customs office cops to helping traffickers get marijuana into the US, and a Michigan cop gets in trouble for trying to use drugs to entice sexual partners. Let's get to it:

In Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, a Marianas Islands police officer was arrested last Friday on charges he was smoking methamphetamine and eng
... (more)


CFR: Support Al Qaeda to Defeat ISIS posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The Council on Foreign Relations, a Washington DC think tank with large influence over U.S. foreign policy, is once again calling on the Obama administration to support Al Qaeda terrorists under the guise of defeating the Islamic State. In an article entitled, Accepting Al Qaeda: The Enemy of the United States’ Enemy, Foreign Affairs writer Barak Mendelsohn argues that the United State... (more)


EFF Files Brief In Support Of 'Cannibal Cop' To Keep The CFAA From Becoming Even MORE Abusive posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The US legal system took a step towards criminalizing thought when a New York court convicted a former NYPD officer of conspiring to kidnap, rape, kill and eat 100 women. The evidence against Gilberto Valle included chat logs and internet searches.

The details uncovered were nightmarish. But at the end of it all, it only amounted to Valle giving his very vi
... (more)


Florida Deputies Enter Man's Home Without Permission, Ordering Him to Delete Drone Footage of Crime Scene posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
lorida deputies entered a man’s home without permission and forced him to delete footage of a crime scene he had recorded on his drone Monday evening.

Aaron Bitler said he had launched his remote controlled quadcopter from his Orlando home after noticing several Orange County sheriff’s deputies in his neighborhood, investigating a burglary across the street.

But it wasn’t long before a sheriff’s helicopter flying overhead began shining a light on him. Within seconds
... (more)


California Proposes Bill To Ban All Unlicensed Bitcoin Businesses, Without Even Defining What That Means posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
California, the state that prides itself as the birthplace of modern technology and whose policies such as the unenforceability of non-competes contributed substantially to the innovation ecosystem, recently proposed a law that requires innovators to get permission from the state, or be banned.

Last week CA's State Assembly announced AB 1326, a bill that would ban any unlicensed bitcoin or cryptocurrency bus
... (more)


The Blurred Lines Copyright Verdict is Bad News for Music posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Yesterday, a jury found that the 2013 song "Blurred Lines" was an infringement of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" composition from 1977. Following the 7-million-dollar verdict, professional musicians are waking up to a fact that ordinary Internet users have long known: our overbearing copyright laws are a threat to creativity.

Numerous musicians are exp
... (more)


How Governments Twist Terrorism posted 03/12/2015, 8:05 AM (Philip Giraldi)
[Category: Commentary]
The Washington Post reports that “terrorism trend lines are ‘worse than at any other point in history.’” But what is terrorism? It has frequently been pointed out that “terrorism” is a tactic, not an actual physical adversary, but it is less often noted that a simple definition of what constitutes terrorism is hardly universally accepted, while the designation itself is essentially political. The glib assertion that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter fails to capture the distin... (more)


Jeffrey Tucker Debates Jan Helfeld on Anarchism posted 03/12/2015, 8:05 AM (YouTube)
[Category: General]


Watch part 2.


Wednesday March 11th, 2015

Florida Cops Sell Man Drugs in 'Reverse Sting,' Then Gun Him Down posted 03/11/2015, 6:36 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police conducting an undercover, street-level, reverse drug sting in Putnam County, Florida, shot and killed one of their targets Friday night as he attempted to drive away from the scene. Andrew Anthony Williams, a 48-year-old black man, becomes the 11th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to local press accounts, all relying on law enforcement sources, deputies and dete
... (more)


Detective Who Was Recorded Assaulting An Unarmed, Handcuffed Suspect Acquitted Of All Charges posted 03/11/2015, 6:36 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Both a cop and his prime homicide suspect have walked away free men. But it's the cop who's gathered most of the attention. Donald Love was picked up by Milwaukee police on August 14, 2013, after his infant son died in a local hospital of traumatic brain injuries. Love wasn't just a "person of interest." He was alone in the house with the... (more)


Congressman Proposes Bill To Ban Laws With The Purpose Of Generating Revenue posted 03/11/2015, 6:36 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Congressman from Missouri has just proposed a bombshell piece of legislation that is detrimental to the growth and expansion of the police state.

Monday, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) introduced The Fair Justice Act.

The Fair Justice Act ” would make it a civil rights violation to enforce criminal or traffic laws for the p
... (more)


Obama's Venezuelan Dictatorship posted 03/11/2015, 6:35 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Ever since the advent of the Cold War, U.S. officials have told us that it was necessary for the United States to adopt the totalitarian structure known as the national-security state in order to combat communist totalitarianism.

We are now witnessing a similar spectacle with respect to President Obama's exercise of dictatorial powers to deal with the socialist regime of President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela. Obama's justification for his embrace of dictatorial powers would undoub
... (more)


Historic Federal Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Rolled Out Today posted 03/11/2015, 6:35 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Resistance]
A bipartisan trio of senators today introduced historic legislation to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Rand Paul (R-KY) filed the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana and allow states to set their own policies.

"We need policies that empower states to legalize medical marijuana if they so choose-recognizing tha
... (more)


Wikimedia vs. NSA: Major Lawsuit Challenges Government Surveillance of US Citizens posted 03/11/2015, 6:35 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia and one of the most highly-trafficked websites in the world, announced Tuesday that it--alongside a host of civil liberty advocates, news outlets, and privacy rights organizations--has filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency for violating the constitutional rights of its users by performing bulk surveillance and searching, without specific cause or warrant, the international Inter... (more)


NZ Prime Minister: 'I'll Resign If GCSB Did Mass Surveillance'; GCSB: 'We Did Mass Surveillance'; NZPM: 'Uh...' posted 03/11/2015, 6:35 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Back in the summer of 2013 as the various "Five Eyes" countries were still reeling from the initial Snowden disclosures, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key promised to resign if it was ever proven that the GCSB (New Zealand's equivalent to the NSA) had engaged in mass surveillance of New Zealanders -- but with some caveats. He later said that he meant if it was proven that there was illegal surveillanc... (more)


Xbox Troll Deputy Fired For Racial Threats Over Online Game posted 03/11/2015, 6:35 AM (The Clarion-Ledger)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office fired a deputy after a video leaked online that recorded him threatening another person and using racial slurs.

The video, posted by a man named "David" on YouTube and submitted to the online newsletter the Free Thought Project, shows an Xbox screen with the audio of a conversation between David and former Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Slater.
... (more)


SAPD Fires Officer Accused of Holding Wife at Gunpoint posted 03/11/2015, 6:34 AM (KENS 5)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The San Antonio Police Department has fired an officer accused of holding his wife at gun point, a department spokesman confirmed Friday.

Officer Daniel Lopez was terminated, despite signing a plea deal with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office in January that allows him to keep his peace officer's license.

Lopez was accused of holding his wife and kids at gunpoint in July 2013.

Lopez was originally charged with first degree felony aggravated a
... (more)


Prosecutors Look Out For No. 1 posted 03/11/2015, 6:34 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Tennessee law professor and Instapundit Glenn Reynolds takes on prosecutor misconduct in a column for USA Today. He begins with a case from California in which Kern County prosecutor Robert Murray appended a confession to a suspect's statement without the suspect's knowledge.... (more)


Two Teens Have Sex. Neither Could Legally Consent, But Only the Boy Gets a Felony Charge posted 03/11/2015, 6:34 AM (Reason)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
If two people are equally unable to give consent, but have sex anyway, should either be charged with a crime? It's a question that many college administrators wrestle with when drugs and alcohol are factors in sexual assault disputes. The verdict often seems to be that male students are uniquely responsible for ascertaining that their sexual partners are in a state of mind to consent, even when the female is the initiator and both are intoxicated.... (more)


Jury Says Robin Thicke And Pharrell Infringed... Even If They Didn't Mean To: Told To Pay $7.3 Million posted 03/11/2015, 6:34 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Economy]
This isn't a huge surprise, even as it's ridiculously problematic, but the jury in the "Blurred Lines" copyright case has ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams infringed on Marvin Gaye's song, and thus now owe $7.54 million. I had guessed that this is how the jury would rule solely because it was possible to play Blurred Lines lyrics over the Gaye composition and have it soun... (more)


Dunkin' Donuts to Remove Titanium Dioxide From Donuts posted 03/11/2015, 6:34 AM (CNN)
[Category: Health]
Dunkin' Donuts is dropping titanium dioxide from its powdered sugar donuts after pressure from a public interest group who argued it is not safe for human consumption.

Titanium dioxide is used to make the powdered sugar appear brighter. It is also used in sunscreen and paints.
... (more)


Tuesday March 10th, 2015

NY Lawmakers Seek Mass Snitch Society By Cutting Plebs In On Ticket Revenue posted 03/10/2015, 12:11 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two New York democrats are pushing a bill which would cut citizens in on ticket revenue taken from drivers caught idling their vehicles for more than a single minute. The bill calls for citizen-snitches to film vehicles caught idling, then if the idler is fined they could get up to a %50 cut of a whopping maximum $2,000 ticket.

From the New York Post:
If you see someth... (more)


iSpy: How the CIA Targeted Apple posted 03/10/2015, 8:06 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
New reporting by The Intercept published Tuesday reveals a decades-long effort by the Central Intelligence Agency, alongside partners both inside and outside of government, to crack the digital security systems of the Apple's signature iPhone and iPad products.

Citing top-secret documents leaked to journalists by Edward Snowden, the latest reporting by Jeremy Scahill and Josh Be
... (more)


"Sorry, Our Bad," ATF Says Publishing Error was Behind Ammo Ban Fear posted 03/10/2015, 8:06 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Washington, D.C. -- Last month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) published a new framework, and regulation guide, for selecting which ammunition is "primarily intended for sporting purposes" and thus able to be exempted from the federal ban on armor-piercing ammunition.... (more)


Venezuela To Start Fingerprinting Supermarket Shoppers posted 03/10/2015, 8:06 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
Back in August, when we wrote about the latest instance of trouble in Maduro’s socialist paradise, we cautioned that as a result of the economic collapse in the Latin American nation (and this was even before the plunge in... (more)


Philadelphia Officer Slain at GameStop Wanted to Reward Son for Good Grades posted 03/10/2015, 8:05 AM (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
[Category: General]
Slain police officer Robert Wilson III was getting a gift to reward his young son when he was gunned down trying to protect people inside a North Philadelphia video game store, authorities said Friday.

"He was making a security check and he was also picking up a gift for his 8-year-old son who had done exceptionally well at school," said Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. Darrell Clark.

Wilson, an 8-year veteran from the 22nd District, died from his injuries after
... (more)
Tragic story of a good cop.

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To Crush a Cop-Watcher: Prosecutorial Abuse in Ada County, Idaho - 03/27This Cop Got a First Hand Taste of Police Brutality and His Violent Arrest was Also Caught on Video - 03/27Texas Sheriff Gets Shut Down when Trying to Intimidate Man who Flawlessly Flexes his Rights - 03/27New Video Appears to Show Cops Planting Crack in Innocent Man's Car After Brutally Beating Him - 03/27Police Encounters Kill Hundreds of Disabled Americans Every Year, ACLU Argues - 03/23DOJ Report Slams Philadelphia PD, Philly Cops Shoot and Kill People at 6 Times the Rate of NYPD - 03/25'You Might Be a Terrorist If...': Leaked Document Reveals Secret TSA Check List - 03/27Police Officer Caught With His Pants Down... Masturbating At Starbucks - 03/27

Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands UpCop Receives 'Silver Valor Award' For Shooting Man With Cell Phone He Mistook For GunAnonymous Cop Pens Bizarre Editorial Calling for 'End of Anonymity on the Internet,' Says All Internet Posters Should be Forced to Register with the Government for 'Public Safety'
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