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Man Who Filmed US Police Shooting 'Knew The Magnitude' Of Video, Feared Retaliation posted 04/09/2015, 6:09 AM (AFP)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Washington (AFP) - The bystander who shot video apparently showing a white police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man, said he knew right away the profound significance of the chilling footage he'd recorded.

"As you can see in the video, the police officer just shot him in the back," said Feidin Santana, who used his cellphone to film the dramatic and tragic encounter.

"I knew right away, I had something on my hands," he told NBC television.
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Here's A News Report We'd Be Reading If Walter Scott's Killing Wasn't On Video posted 04/09/2015, 6:09 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A North Charleston police officer was forced to use his service weapon Saturday during a scuffle with a suspect who tried to overpower him and seize the officer's Taser, authorities said.

The man, who has a history of violence and a long arrest record, died on the scene as a result of the encounter, despite officers performing CPR and delivering first aid, according to police reports.
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 04/09/2015, 6:09 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Drug-related law enforcement thievery from lowly police cadets to high-placed DEA and Secret Service agents is the them this week. Let's get to it:

In Baltimore, a DEA agent and a Secret Service agent were charged last Monday with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoins from the Silk Road dark web drug sales webs
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The Costs of Hysteria: How Economists Are Misleading The Public On Climate-Change Policy posted 04/09/2015, 6:10 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Economy]
Suppose the scientific consensus on climate change is right. Let’s also stipulate, for the sake of argument, that the computer projections used by the United Nations and the US government are correct, and that economists are able to translate those data into meaningful projections about costs and benefits to people living in the future with climate change.

Despite what the public has been led to believe, the situation is not a crisis at all — and certainly not something that deman
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Legalizing Marijuana Now More Popular Than All Political Candidates posted 04/09/2015, 6:09 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: General]
It is no secret that Americans are losing faith in the US political system. With the potential of a choice between a Clinton and a Bush in 2016, it is likely that even more people will stop participating.

Now that there have been states where people have been allowed to vote for the legalization of marijuana, that topic has actually become more popular than the candidates themselves.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in March, in the key swing
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The Real Nuclear Threat in the Middle East posted 04/09/2015, 6:10 AM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
To get a sense of how badly the regime in Iran wants sanctions relief for the Iranian people, you have to do more than contemplate the major concessions it has made in negotiations with the United States and the rest of the P5+1. Not only is Iran willing to dismantle a major part of its peaceful civilian nuclear program, to submit to the most intrusive in... (more)


Six Things You Didn't Know the U.S. and Its Allies Did to Iran posted 04/09/2015, 6:07 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: History]
It’s hard for some Americans to understand why the Obama administration is so determined to come to an agreement with Iran on its nuclear capability, given that huge Iranian rallies are constantly chanting “Death to America!” I know the chanting makes me unhappy, since I’m part of America, and I strongly oppose me dying.

But if you know our actual history with Iran, you can kind of see where they’re coming from. They have understandable reasons to be angry at and frightened of us
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U.S. Secretly Tracked Billions Of Calls For Decades posted 04/09/2015, 6:08 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed.

For more than two decades, the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed logs of virtually all telephone calls from the USA to as many as 116 countries link
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The US Gov Can Download the Entire Contents of Your Computer at Border Crossings posted 04/09/2015, 6:06 AM (Motherboard)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Hundreds of thousands of travelers cross US borders every day. And none of them—save the precious few with diplomatic immunity—have any right to privacy, according to Department of Homeland Security documents recently obtained by MuckRock.... (more)


A Bite Mark Matching Advocacy Group Just Conducted A Study That Discredits Bite Mark Evidence posted 04/09/2015, 6:06 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In February, I posted a four-part series on the forensic speciality of bite mark analysis. The series looked at the history of the field, how it came to be accepted by the courts as scientific evidence despite the lack of any real scientific research to support its basic assumptions, the innocent people who have been convicted based on bite mark analysis and ho... (more)




The Fed Has No Intention To Raise Rates -- Marc Faber posted 04/09/2015, 6:06 AM (Kitco News)
[Category: Economy]


With the U.S. economic recovery being doubted by weaker economic data, and more and more market watchers expecting the Federal Reserve to make a move on rates at a later date, Kitco News speaks with Marc Faber, editor of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, to find out what he has to say about it. "Given the dollar strength and that most recent economic statistics in the U.S. have been on the weak sid
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Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Cop Arrested for Murder After Video Shows Him Shoot Unarmed Man in Back posted 04/08/2015, 4:47 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A white police officer in South Carolina was placed under arrest and charged with murder on Tuesday for the shooting death of an unarmed black man after video surfaced of the shooting which showed the victim being shot in the back multiple times as he attempted to flee the scene of an altercation.

In the just over 3-minute video, Walter L. Scott, described by media outlets as a 50-year-old Navy veteran and father, can be cle
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New York High Court Allows Cops To Be Wrong About The Law posted 04/08/2015, 4:47 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York motorists are legally able to blow through any unregistered stop sign in a parking lot, but police can pull them over anyway. The state's highest court, the Court of Appeals, on Tuesday restored the drunk driving charges against Rebecca Guthrie, a driver who had been stopped just after midnight on September 27, 2009 for ignoring an unregistered stop sign in a parking lot in Newark -- something that is not a crime in New York.

"The provisions of this title relating to obed
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Police Chief Magazine: Possible New Revenue Streams For Law Enforcement posted 04/08/2015, 4:47 AM (DisInfo.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In the April edition of The Police Chief magazine, Paul LaCommare, Commander of the West Covina Police Department in West Covina, California, discusses new ways for law enforcement to raise money in light of dwindling revenue streams.

This article was sent to us by a reader who said, “If war is a racket, policing is even more so…”

via Police Chief Magazine:
The common reaction to a budget crisis is reducing personnel and cutting services. The ... (more)


Uniformed Predators in the ER: The Scapegoating of Doug Towell posted 04/08/2015, 4:46 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“Lie still – Life Flight’s on the way.”

Doug Towell vaguely remembers hearing those words while prone and bleeding from a head wound on Idaho State Highway 21. His next memory is of being seized by irrepressible panic.

“My wife!” he exclaimed. “Where’s my wife?”

Chellus, Doug’ wife of 25 years, had been riding on the backseat of Doug’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

“She’s over there with my friend,” Doug was told. “My friend is a nurse,
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TSA Gropes Ron Paul On His Way Back Home To Texas [Pic] posted 04/08/2015, 4:46 AM (Campaign For Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Tonight, while traveling home to Houston, TX, C4L Chairman Ron Paul was groped by TSA agents while passing through security. A long opponent of the TSA, Dr. Paul, voted against creating the massive department while in Congress.


Conservation Officer Shoots Family's Miniature Pig After 'Feeling Threatened' posted 04/08/2015, 4:45 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Michigan family is seeking justice after their pet miniature potbelly pig was shot and killed by a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officer last week.

According to owners Tony Gervasi and Brandy Savelle, two-year-old “Caesar” went missing last Thursday shortly after being let outside on the family’s 28-acre property.

Attempting to find Caesar, the couple beg
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Family Threatened with Government Force For Building Cardboard Fort in their Own Front Yard posted 04/08/2015, 4:45 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ogden, UT — An imaginative and young-hearted father is getting a taste of police state USA after he received a threat of extortion from his local government — for building a cardboard fort.

Jeremy Trentelman is a professional floral designer which gives him access to large cardboard boxes that hold botanical trees. Like any creative and imaginative father would do, Trentelman saw potential in these huge boxes, so he acted on it.

"I had warm, positive memories from m
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Kick Open the Doorway to Liberty: What Are We Waiting For? posted 04/08/2015, 4:45 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Commentary]
"The greatness of America lies in the right to protest for right."--Martin Luther King Jr.

Everything this nation once stood for is being turned on its head.

Free speech, religious expression, privacy, due process, bodily integrity, the sanctity of human life, the sovereignty of the family, individuality, the right to self-defense, protection against police abuses, representative government,
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What Romance Can Tell Us About Government Regulation posted 04/08/2015, 4:45 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
Dating is perhaps the freest “market” in the United States today, and its lack of regulation can teach us powerful lessons about the flaws inherent in government regulation.

Most people recognize the absurdity of trying to regulate romantic relationships. What many don’t realize is that this absurdity stems not form the nature of these relationships, but from the nature of state intervention. For the same reasons that regulating dating would be counter-productive, regulating many
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Cop Never Fired for Beating Innocent Man with Down Syndrome, Just Beat Another Innocent Man posted 04/08/2015, 4:45 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Diego, CA– In February, we reported on despicable actions of San Diego Sheriff's Deputy, Jeffrey Guy. Guy became infamous after he beat and pepper sprayed 22-year-old Antonio Martinez, a man with down syndrome and the mental capacity of a 7-year-old.

The deputy said that he would “do it again if he could.” And he just proved to the world that he was not lying when
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Tulsa Meth and Guns Suspect Killed When Reserve Deputy Grabs Pistol Instead of Taser posted 04/08/2015, 4:45 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Tulsa man targeted in undercover meth and gun trafficking investigations was shot and killed last Thursday by a 73-year-old reserve deputy who said he mistook his pistol for a Taser. Eric Harris becomes the 16th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to Tulsa's News on 6, citing a Tulsa County Sheriff's Office account, Harris was being investigated for "a form of meth
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Bronx Teen Fleeing Cops Over Pot Falls to His Death posted 04/08/2015, 4:45 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Bronx teenager has died two days after falling from the roof of a six-story apartment building as he fled police who were chasing a group of young pot-smokers. Hakeem Kuta, 17, becomes the 17th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to The New York Times, citing NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis, four probationary NYPD officers were approached Thursday evening by a man who
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Will Rand Paul Improve Liberty's Prospects? posted 04/08/2015, 4:44 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
"Do you think supporting Rand Paul for President is good for liberty?"

Here is my incredibly unsatisfying answer: I don't know.

Truly, I don't. Neither do you. Why can't we just admit this?

There is something about politics that elicits in everyone a faux sense of certainty. No matter how many times that political results contradict political promise, we still mostly pretend as if we know for certain what will happen when so and so wins. We know th
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How Not To Apologize: Detective Pat Cherry Of The NYPD's Joint Terrorism Task Force Edition posted 04/08/2015, 4:44 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Undercover cop (and former member of the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force) Patrick Cherry couldn't handle a civilian being uppity. So, he ranted and raved at an Uber driver, who had the temerity to suggest Detective Cherry signal his intention to park his vehicle (via a nonoffensive hand gesture), peppering his unrehearsed speech with obscenities and racial sl... (more)


The Gender Wage Gap—A Myth that Just Won't Die posted 04/08/2015, 4:44 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Economy]
This past year I was on the academic job market, applying for faculty positions at a variety of colleges and universities. As a woman making a critical career move, I've been up to my eyeballs in cover letters, resumes, statistics about cost of living, state income taxes, health insurance, and, of course, salary information.

Chances are you've heard the statistic on numerous occasions, "women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns--for exactly the same work." I certainly heard
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Do You Have A Right To Discriminate? posted 04/08/2015, 4:44 AM (Adam Kokesh)
[Category: General]


Indiana's new Religious Freedom Act is causing quite the controversy. How should a libertarian approach this tricky issue? Adam show how you can change someone's position in just a few minutes.


Teen Girls Accused Of Framing Boy For Rapes To Punish Him For Being 'A Player' posted 04/08/2015, 4:44 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Attorneys for a 19-year-old accused of sexually assaulting several girls at his former high school say there is a 'treasure trove' of evidence proving the girls lied about the abuse, but the lawyers want further access to Facebook accounts to prove it.

Tyler Kost, who appeared in court on Monday, was arrested last May for sexual crimes against 13 girls between 13 and 17 years old, most of whom were former classmates at Poston Butte High School.

The Pinal County Atto
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Indian Man Lies About Being Black to Get into Med School posted 04/08/2015, 4:43 AM (Breitbart)
[Category: General]
The older brother of actress Mindy Kaling has revealed after struggling to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor, he was finally accepted into medical school after he lied about his race to appear black during the admissions process.

Vijay Chokal-Ingam, an Indian-American, gave himself a buzz cut, and trimmed what he describes as his “long Indian eyelashes” fifteen years ago, in order to look more African-American. He then began identifying himself as “black” on medical school app
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Tuesday April 7th, 2015

Minneapolis Officer Caught on Video Threatening Teens 'Simple, If You F--- With Me, I'm Going To Break Your Leg Before You Get The Chance To Run." posted 04/07/2015, 5:16 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On March 18th, 17-year-old Faysal Mohamed and three of his friends were heading home after a basketball game at the YMCA in South Minneapolis, MN when they were pulled over by an officer whom is still unnamed. One of the young men captured a mere thirty seconds of ... (more)


BMW Working to Develop Crash-Proof Car, Sensors Used to Avoid Accidents posted 04/07/2015, 5:16 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Science/Technology]


While the government is busy trying to find new ways to kill people, the market actors at BMW are working to create a "crash-proof" car which uses advanced sensors to avoid collisions. They say you can gun your car into a wall and it'll stop itself on a dime without you touching the breaks


Venezuela Reaches the Final Stage of Socialism: No Toilet Paper posted 04/07/2015, 5:16 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Economy]
In 1990 I went to a Cato Institute conference in what was then still the Soviet Union. We were told to bring our own toilet paper, which was in fact useful advice. Now, after only 16 years of Chavista rule, Venezuela has demonstrated that "Socialism of the 21st Century" is pretty much like socialism in the 20th century. Fusion reports: ... (more)


From "Civil Rights" to Cultural Totalitarianism posted 04/07/2015, 5:16 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
The public memory of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement has been shaped by iconic images of state-licensed violence – peaceful protesters being beaten and otherwise abused by police for exercising the right to seek redress of grievances. The civil rights movement began as an effort to remove government impediments to individual liberty. By 1964 it had become a concerted effort to subject all private functions to government scrutiny and regimentation.

According to the custodians of a
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Judge Shoots Down 'FOIA Terrorist' Jason Leopold; Says 'Panetta Review' Documents Can Be Withheld In Full posted 04/07/2015, 5:16 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
DC District Court judge James E. Boasberg has ruled the CIA can continue to withhold the "Panetta Review" documents in full, thanks to widely-abused FOIA exemption b(5). (via Unredacted)
District Court Ju... (more)


Draft Registration and America's Serf Society posted 04/07/2015, 5:15 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
With the start of baseball season, fans will once again be exhorted to stand up and glorify the troops. Among those fans will be teenagers who will be proudly singing some variation of "I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free."

But neither American teenagers nor any other American is able to reconcile the freedom he is so proud of with the fact that the federal government forces every man to register for the draft when he reaches the age of 18.

Oh
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Video: Armed Citizen Saves Woman's Life by Shooting Alleged Carjacker posted 04/07/2015, 5:15 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Resistance]
An alleged carjacker was shot and subdued by a Georgia man last week as he attempted to steal a woman’s vehicle.

After hearing a woman scream, the armed man sprang into action last Friday as the suspected car thief attempted to flee the scene with the vehicle’s owner clinging to the hood.

Surveillance video of the incident reveals that a van full of teenagers dropped off the suspected carjacker just moments before approaching the woman.

After gaining
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The NSA is Phoning it in Again posted 04/07/2015, 5:15 AM (Nick Ford)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A recent headline from The Week says “NSA: We were just about to stop spying on everyone before Snowden spoke out” (March 30, 2015). At first glance this may seem like a good imitation of an Onion headline but truth is stranger than fiction.

The Associated Press tells us, “The proposal to kill the program was circulating among top managers but had not yet reached the de
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CIA Officials Knew Rendition Victim Was 'The Wrong Guy,' Kiriakou Reveals posted 04/07/2015, 5:14 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
CIA insiders objected to the arrest, rendition, and torture of Syrian-born Canadian Maher Arar, but high-ranking officials ignored concerns that they were punishing an innocent man, according to former spy and whistleblower John Kiriakou in an interview with the Canadian Press.

After serving two years behind bars, Kiriakou--the only government
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Edward Snowden Talks Government Spying and 'Dick Pics' with John Oliver posted 04/07/2015, 5:14 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
In a sit-down interview with John Oliver, host of HBO's comedy news show Last Week Tonight, that aired on Sunday, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said that people should not curb their online habits just because the U.S. government is conducting mass surveillance across the internet.

Asked jokingly by Oliver about whether or not Americans should worry that the National Security Agency is collecting "dick pics" of internet users, Snowden said that people shouldn't change their beh
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Larken Rose's Five Questions For Statists posted 04/07/2015, 5:14 AM (Larken Rose)
[Category: Commentary]


To learn more about the "Government on Trial" project, visit here.

---- THE FIVE QUESTIONS ----

1) Is there any means by which any number of individuals can delegate to someone else the moral right to do something which none of the individuals have the moral right to do themselves?

2) Do those who
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Despite Laws And Lawsuits, Quota-Based Policing Lingers posted 04/07/2015, 5:12 AM (NPR)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In New York City, police rarely talk on the record at all, especially about a touchy subject like quotas. But Officer Adhyl Polanco is an exception.

"The culture is, you're not working unless you are writing summonses or arresting people," says Polanco.

One of the dirty secrets in law enforcement that no one likes to talk about is quotas. Police departments routinely deny requiring officers to deliver a set number of tickets or arrests. But critics say that kind of
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The Truth About Jobs In America (2015) posted 04/07/2015, 5:11 AM (Austrian Markets)
[Category: Economy]


This is a sick & completely backwards labor market. An in depth look at some data about the us labor force.


How to Shrink the Government's Carbon Footprint posted 04/07/2015, 5:11 AM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Commentary]
Barack Obama wants to shrink the federal government’s “carbon footprint.” This is a wonderful idea that all limited government conservatives, constitutionalists, and above all, libertarians, should wholeheartedly support. Too bad Obama’s plan will hardly make a dent in the volume or the severity of the federal government’s noxious emissions.... (more)


More Scientists Doubt Salt Is As Bad For You As The Government Says posted 04/07/2015, 5:11 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Health]
For years, the federal government has advised Americans that they are eating too much salt, and that this excess contributes yearly to the deaths of tens of thousands of people.

But unknown to many shoppers urged to buy foods that are “low sodium” and “low salt,” this longstanding warning has come under assault by scientists who say that typical American salt consumption is without risk.

Moreover, according to studies published in recent years by pillars of the medi
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Man Who Returned 75-Pound Bag Of Money Receives $5,000 From Brinks posted 04/07/2015, 5:12 AM (KSL.com)
[Category: General]
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who returned a bag full of cash after it fell from an armored truck on a freeway off-ramp last week is being rewarded with $5,000 for his honesty.

Dan Kennedy met up Monday with a local executive from Brinks, the cash transportation company that lost the bag when it was jarred loose from its truck just off of I-80 on March 31. Kennedy said a company representative called him late last week and told him a $5,000 check was on its way once he could sign some ta
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Monday April 6th, 2015

Nevada Woman Hit With $200 Ticket For Putting On Lip Balm At Red Light posted 04/06/2015, 6:18 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


We covered the other day how the Nevada court system is going broke because the numbers of tickets written for traffic and parking infractions has been in a steady decline over the last five years. I guess this is how they're attempting to make up for the shortfall in revenue.

8 News Now reports:
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Woman Arrested For Posting Selfie With Gun on Facebook posted 04/06/2015, 6:18 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Henrico, VA–  Be careful what you post on Facebook, or you could be charged with a crime over your smiling selfie. This is something 26-year-old Kristin Holmes learned the hard way this week when she was arrested and charged with a crime she referred to as “Facebook Thugging,” for posting of a photo of herself with a handgun.
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$1 Billion Lawsuit: Government Funded Studies Intentionally Infected People with STDs posted 04/06/2015, 6:17 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Brave New World]
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Johns Hopkins University for performing unethical, government-sponsored studies on Guatemalan citizens in the 1940s and 1950s.

Doctors from the hospital, the suit alleges, deliberately infected soldiers, prisoners, orphans, and the mentally ill with STDs like syphilis and gonorrhea — without their consent — in order to tes
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Florida Highway Patrol Questions Man's Sanity for Photographing Police Department From Public Sidewalk posted 04/06/2015, 6:18 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Just over a week after charges were dismissed against PINAC’s Jeff Gray for an arrest over him taking photos outside the Orlando Police Department, he returned to Orlando and stood outside a Florida Highway Patrol building with his camera, taking photos.

As expected, he was quickly confronted by FHP cops who said they were “concer
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Disturbing Video Shows Cops Allowing K-9 to Maul Unconscious Man to Death posted 04/06/2015, 6:17 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Vineland, NJ — A graphic new video has emerged capturing the brutal murder of New Jersey man, Phillip White, by Vineland police. As we reported earlier this week, White died in custody late Tuesday morning after police let a K-9 maul the handcuffed man as they beat him into the ground.

The video gives a clear and disturbing view of the 32-year-old’s final moments, as well as an
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Texas Man Thrown In Jail For Weeks Because Of Overgrown Lawn posted 04/06/2015, 6:17 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Grand Prairie, TX — A hard-working Texas man was thrown in jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest for an overgrown lawn.

Rick Yoes is the campus electrician for Tarrant County College and usually works from before sun-up to after sun-down.

In September of last year, he and his daughter had been hard at work and were unable to cut the lawn on their Grand Prairie home. The local government then claimed that because Yoes could not mow hiss lawn, he now owed the
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N.J. Trooper Offered To Toss Arrest Warrant For Sex, But Wasn't Charged, Internal Report Reveals posted 04/06/2015, 6:17 AM (NJ.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
TRENTON -- A State Police trooper offered to get rid of an arrest warrant in exchange for sex from the person being sought, but was allowed to resign without being criminally charged, according to a new misconduct report.

The trooper, who was not identified, also failed to make an arrest in the case. Other offenses noted in an internal report that highlights 16 incidents in 2013, include pepper spraying a suspect without cause, harassment, drunken driving, moonlighting without pe
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France Moves to Ban Free-Refill Culture of Sugary Drinks in Bid to Combat Obesity posted 04/06/2015, 6:17 AM (The Independent)
[Category: General]
France has taken another step in its efforts to combat obesity, after the National Assembly voted to ban free-refills of sugar-filled drinks at shops and fast food chains.

Put forward by UDI member of parliament Arnaud Richard and voted through almost unanimously by MPs in the evening on 1 April, the health care law amendment will apply to any public place and ban access to fountains dispensing sugary drinks.

The ban would include those containing sweeteners which "
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Over Two Thirds Of People On Antidepressants 'May NOT Have Depression' posted 04/06/2015, 6:17 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Brave New World]
The majority of people taking antidepressants may not actually have depression, a new study claims.

Researchers discovered more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of people taking antidepressants did not meet the criteria for major depressive disorder, which is also known as clinical depression.

Antidepressants are also prescribed for other psychiatric disorders.

But the researchers found 38 per cent of those taking the drugs did not meet the criteria for
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Saturday April 4th, 2015

FBI Uncovers Another Of Its Own Plots, Senator Feinstein Responds By Saying We Should Censor The Internet posted 04/04/2015, 5:47 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
As you may have heard, yesterday the FBI "uncovered" yet another of its own terrorist plots, the latest in a very long line of "terrorist plots" the FBI has "uncovered" -- in which the details always show that it was an undercover FBI "informant" (often doing this to get off leniently for some other issue), who more or less goads hap... (more)


U.S. Justice Department Says It Will Ignore Federal Law and Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congressional Spending Ban posted 04/04/2015, 5:47 AM (Drug Policy Alliance)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told the Los Angeles Times that a bi-partisan amendment passed by Congress last year prohibiting DOJ from spending any money to undermine state medical marijuana laws doesn't prevent it from prosecuting people for medical marijuana or seizing their property. The statement comes as the agency continues to target people who are complying with their state medical marijuana law. This insubordination is occurring despite the fact that members of... (more)


Cop Who Raped Woman During Traffic Stop Shot By Woman, Police Say Incidents are Related posted 04/04/2015, 5:47 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Antonio, TX — Officer Jackie Neal of the San Antonio PD, has been on paid vacation for the last year and a half for accusations of crimes that his chief referred to as “unthinkable.” After evidence linked him to this vile crime, he’s still been receiving his over-deserved salary of $62,556.00.

Neal, 40, was in full uniform, in a marked squad car and
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Update: Shooter ID'd as cop's long-term girlfriend...


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 04/04/2015, 5:46 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Holy cow! Pull up a seat -- this week's corrupt cops rogues' gallery is going to take awhile to get through. We've got jail guards, FBI agents, deputies, internal affairs officers, a deputy police chief, even a judge. Let's get to it:

In Fresno, California, the Fresno deputy police chief was arrested last Thursday as part of a federal drug conspirac
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Man Receives $137K Settlement After Cop Falsely Accused Him Of Public Masturbation posted 04/04/2015, 5:46 AM (Sandusky Register)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The City of Vermilion must pay $137,500 to a Florence Township man who was arrested — then fully acquitted — of public indecency outside Sailorway Middle School in 2012.

The man's attorney argued police did not have enough probable cause to charge his client in the first place, but also alleged an officer fabricated evidence in order to bolster his case.
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Security Audit Of TrueCrypt Doesn't Find Any Backdoors -- But What Will Happen To TrueCrypt? posted 04/04/2015, 5:46 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Over the past few years we've followed the saga of TrueCrypt. The popular and widely used full disk encryption system got some attention soon after the initial Snowden leaks when people started realizing that no one really knew who was behind TrueCrypt, and that the software had not been fully audited. Cryptographer Matthew Green decided to ... (more)

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