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Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Recent years have seen a boom in the adoption of surveillance technology by governments around the world, including spyware that provides its purchasers the unchecked ability to target remote Internet users' computers, to read their personal emails, listen in on private audio calls, record keystrokes and passwords, and remotely activate their computer's camera or microphone. EFF, together with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International have all had experience assisti... (more)


Thursday November 20th, 2014

Casino Can Steal NJ Man's Home Through Eminent Domain For No Specific Reason, Judge Rules posted 11/20/2014, 9:31 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez has ruled a casino can steal a man's home through eminent domain because the state has the "authority" to do whatever it pleases.

From NJ.com:
ATLANTIC CITY — A Hammonton man's fight to keep the Atlantic City home that h... (more)




Texas Cop Indicted For Stealing Cash Out Of People's Wallets After Asking For ID posted 11/20/2014, 9:31 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Texas police officer has been indicted for allegedly stealing cash out of people's wallets after asking for their ID's.

From DentonRC:
A former Denton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on a felony theft charge.

Joshua Garland Laningham, 29, was indicted on a charge of theft of more than $1,50
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Deputy Tries Using Civil Asset Forfeiture On DVD From Convenience Store, Loses Job posted 11/20/2014, 9:31 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Deputy Ernesto McCloud has found out the hard way he can't use "civil asset forfeiture" in his private life to steal from people with impunity.

After responding to an alarm call at a convenience store, the officer was videotaped stealing a $10 DVD from the store for his personal use.

Unfortunately for him, this act of theft was not committed within his sphere of authority, therefor he was charged with petty theft and fired.

Sheriff Grady Jud
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No Charges For Speeding Cop Not Responding To Emergency Who Killed 5-Year-Old In Crash posted 11/20/2014, 9:27 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Speeding into a intersection, smashing into a car and killing a 5-year-old is not a crime in Canada, at least so long as you're wearing a government-issued costume, prosecutors for "The Crown" have ruled.

From the CBC:
A Sûreté du Québec officer will not be charged after a crash that killed a five-year-old... (more)




Free-Market Company Works To Actually Fight Crime With High-Tech Security Guard Robots posted 11/20/2014, 9:20 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Capitalists in the semi-free-market have developed a security guard robot to patrol businesses and prevent crime from occurring, at a cost that's less than that of a human security guard.

From KPIX:
MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – A new kind of security guard is on patrol in Silicon Va... (more)


2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Police Raid Wrong Home, Threw Grenade into His Bedroom posted 11/20/2014, 9:20 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ventura, CA — A 2-year-old boy was burned and hospitalized after police threw an explosive device directly into his room during a “no-knock” raid on the wrong home, despite being told by the parents that there was an infant in the room, according to a lawsuit.

Jose and Paulina Salinas are suing the City of Oxnard and its police department, seeking damages for assault, battery, trespass, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

According to Courthouse
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When the Rustlers Wear Badges posted 11/20/2014, 9:19 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sweeney Gillette, a very successful cattle trader from Ontario, Oregon, had barely finished a pleasant chat with his ex-wife when his phone rang. In an agitated voice, Gillette's attorney reported that he had just been contacted by a Malheur County deputy District Attorney who accused the rancher of “unlawfully interfering with a witness” – namely, his ex-wife.

Since the attorney called literally seconds after Gillette had hung up, the call from the deputy DA must have come in the
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Tennessee Drug Interdiction Officers Stomp All Over Traveling Couples' Rights En Route To Seizing Nothing At All posted 11/20/2014, 9:18 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More asset forfeiture to report on, albeit of the rarely-reported "attempted robbery forfeiture" variety. (via Overlawyered)

A couple (Lisa and Ronnie Hankins) traveling through Tennessee on their way home (to California) from a funeral was stopped by Tennessee drug interdic
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American Ranking Plummets in Global Index of 'Personal Freedoms' posted 11/20/2014, 9:18 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Economy]
In an age of expanding national security powers, increasing surveillance state, and rolled-back civil liberties protections, Americans' perception of their own personal freedoms is plummeting, according to the annual ranking by the Legatum Institute in London.

In Washington D.C. this week to promote their findings, researchers with the Legatum Institute measure a nation's prosperity on a number of factors including health, safety, education, economy, opportunity, social capital, g
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SWAT Team Collapses House With Explosives During Standoff posted 11/20/2014, 9:18 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A police standoff reached a dramatic conclusion when over thirty homes were evacuated and a SWAT team used explosives to blow through the structure of the home they were surrounding, inadvertently causing the floor to collapse.

* * * * *

A lawsuit has been filed over the botched raid, which took place in May 2012.  An arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Ronald Brown, 54, after he had allegedly fired a gun into the ground during a disagreement on
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Ten Year Old Suspended For Pointing Imaginary Ray Gun posted 11/20/2014, 9:18 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a now all too familiar scenario, a 5th grader has been suspended in Massachusetts after pointing an imaginary gun and saying “pow”.

Ten year old Nickolas Taylor was suspended for two days by officials at Stacy Middle School in Milford, following the incident which took place in the school cafeteria.

Nickolas, who has no history of bad behaviour, is said to have cut in li
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Middle School Principal Suspended Over Unannounced School Shooter Drill posted 11/20/2014, 9:16 AM (The Ledger)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Polk County School District suspended a principal Tuesday and changed rules for lockdown drills following a controversial drill held at Jewett Middle Academy Magnet on Thursday.

The incident drew national attention and public criticism after weapon-carrying officers checked darkened, locked-down classrooms, frightening students and parents who hadn't been told it was only a drill.
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Oklahoma Cop Faces 35 Felonies For Alleged Sex Assaults On 13 Women posted 11/20/2014, 9:16 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 women while on duty will face trial for 35 felony counts including rape and sexual assault, court officials said on Wednesday.... (more)


Court: $30,000 for Sharing a Pirated Movie is Excessive Punishment posted 11/20/2014, 9:16 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A federal court in Washington has rejected a $30,000 damages award against several Internet subscribers accused of downloading a pirated movie via BitTorrent. Judge Thomas Rice doubted that filmmakers were hurt much by the pirates and said the requested amount would be "excessive punishment."... (more)


Congress Is Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance. Here's What Matters Instead. posted 11/20/2014, 9:16 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Commentary]
The “USA Freedom Act”--which its proponents were heralding as “NSA reform” despite its suffocatingly narrow scope--died in the august U.S. Senate last night when it attracted only 58 of the 60 votes needed to close debate and move on to an up-or-down vote. All Democratic and independent senators except one (Bill Nelson of Florida) voted in favor of the bill, as did three tea-party GOP Senators (Ted C... (more)


The Biggest Threat to Democracy and Freedom posted 11/20/2014, 9:15 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
By all objective standards, Egypt’s government is a military dictatorship and a brutal one at that. Having ousted the democratically elected president of the country, Egypt’s national-security establishment has not only taken control over the reins of government, it is the government. In order to fortify its grip on power over the Egyptian people, it has done what dictatorships do: intimidate, incarcerate, torture, and kill those who dare to question or criticize the existence of the dictatorshi... (more)


The Coercive State Is the Bill Cosby of Global Society posted 11/20/2014, 9:15 AM (Glen Allport)
[Category: Commentary]
The Internet has been on fire lately with allegations that 77-year old Bill Cosby drugged and raped more than a dozen women over the years. Yikes.... (more)


Wednesday November 19th, 2014

Cops Assault And Arrest Woman for No Reason, Leave Her Cuffed and Naked in Public for 30 Minutes posted 11/19/2014, 7:27 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami, Florida – Candice Padavick of South Florida is suing Miami Beach Police after she was wrongfully arrested, assaulted, and carried through the lobby of an apartment building by police while she was completely naked.

According to court documents recently obtained by NBC, Padavick took a cab home one night several months ago and was unable to pay him with a credit card, so she had to go to her apartment to get him his money.

“It was $16.90. I wont forget. I trie
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This One Police Department Shot 92 Dogs in Three Years. One of the Officers Has Killed 25 By Himself posted 11/19/2014, 7:26 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Buffalo, NY — A high profile case of Buffalo police killing a man’s dog while looking for non-existent drugs, has led to a Freedom of Information request revealing some sadistic figures.

On June 3, 2013 Buffalo police raided a man’s home to look for crack cocaine. He was not there, nor was the crack.

The home belonged to Iraqi war veteran, Adam Arroyo and his 2-year-old pit bull Cindy.

Upon breaking down the door to Arroyo’s home, officers encountered
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Police Raid Home Of 90-Year-Old Georgia Woman For Unsanctioned Gambling posted 11/19/2014, 7:26 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ALBANY, GA — Police raided an elderly woman’s home because they suspected that she was allowing people to play cards and bet money inside without government permission — an “illegal gambling house.”

The raid took place on the evening of November 15th, 2014. Around 8:30 p.m., the Albany Police Department, along with multiple other agencies, entered the home of 90-year-old Mary Helen Morgan to search for evidence of gambling.

What police discovered was a bonanza o
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Texas Trooper Vows to Send "Investigators" to Man's Home for Video Recording posted 11/19/2014, 7:25 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Texas state trooper threatened to send “the investigators” to a man’s house if he dared upload a video of him to Youtube.

The man uploaded the video anyway.

No word yet on whether the trooper -- who was wearing a body cam -- followed through on his promise, but he may not yet know since the video has less than 600 views since it was uploaded Tuesday.

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Self-Described "Dirty" Deputy Yanks Woman Out of Car for Recording him Illegally Searching her Car posted 11/19/2014, 7:25 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy pulled a woman over for a minor traffic violation, yanking her out of her car and throwing her into the back of a patrol car after she attempted to video record a deputy attempting to search her car without consent.

The incident, which took place in Temple City on November 6, left Veronica Tomas-Castro traumatized where she tries to avoid the Los Ange
... (more)


Who Trusts This Government to Regulate the Internet? posted 11/19/2014, 7:25 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Commentary]
The principle of net neutrality is easy to understand and support; to treat the delivery all data equally. This has been the status quo. Works great. Few oppose that, but supporting the principle of net neutrality is not the same thing as supporting the government's plan to enforce that principle.

The alleged problem that the government claims needs fixing is that Internet service providers (ISPs) want to charge different rates to websites for different levels of data usage, often
... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Baltimore cop who insisted on arresting the wrong guy is in trouble, a suburban Chicago cop who tried to be a little too helpful to some women has lost his job, and a Tennessee cop facing federal drug-related money laundering charges retires with his benefits. Let's get to it:

In Baltimore, a Baltimore police officer was charged last Friday with arresti
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Is Texas Getting Ready to Kill An Innocent Man? posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Rodney Reed is about to be executed for the rape and murder of a white police officer’s fiancee in 1996. But new evidence reveals the cop’s own disturbing history of predatory and violent behavior.... (more)


'Outrageous': Ferguson Organizers say State of Emergency Violates Laws, Thwarts Civil Liberties posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In the wake of Governor Jay Nixon's Monday afternoon declaration of a state of emergency in Missouri, activists and civil rights groups are speaking out against a move they say threatens the civil rights of protesters on the ground in Ferguson.

Nixon's announcement, which came ahead of the grand jury's decision in the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, is "both premature
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The United States Lost the Cold War posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
As the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall, Americans remain more convinced than ever that the United States won the Cold War.

The Cold War brought us a national-security state, which consists of an enormous military establishment, a vast military-industrial complex, an empire of foreign and domestic military bases, ever-growing military budgets, and the ever-increasing militarization of American society.
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Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From "Face, Mouth, Nose" posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: General]
Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared 'Ebola-free', The Daily Mail reports a woman, who had arrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was d... (more)


One Reader's Shocked Response Upon Learning His Health Insurance Cost Just Doubled posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
Attached is the ACA notification of next year's price increase. As you can see the cost goes from $281 to $555, a monthly increase of $274, a percentage increase of 97%. ... (more)


Obamacare Facebook Page Comments Mostly From Small Group Of Supporters posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Washington Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
60 percent of site’s 226,838 comments attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles.... (more)


Tuesday November 18th, 2014

Are 'We the People' Useful Idiots in the Digital Age? posted 11/18/2014, 5:58 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Back in the heyday of the old Soviet Union, a phrase evolved to describe gullible western intellectuals who came to visit Russia and failed to notice the human and other costs of building a communist utopia. The phrase was “useful idiots” and it applied to a good many people who should have known better. I now propose a new, analogous term more appropriate for the age in which we live: useful hypocrites. That’s you and me, folks, and it’s how the masters of the digital universe see us. And th... (more)


Too Dumb for Democracy? posted 11/18/2014, 5:58 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
Should Americans feel bad that we are the second-most-ignorant country in the world? (Italy is number one.)

Our penultimate status made the news recently, after research group Ipsos MORI announced the results of the first international study "to look at the gap between perception and reality" on questions of social policy. The issues included teenage pregnancy, immigration, and unemployment.

The result of the study, a
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New Jersey Cops Pepper Spray Student for "Obstruction of Identification" posted 11/18/2014, 5:57 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


New Jersey campus police struggled to arrest a 27-year-old college student for more than seven minutes, pepper spraying him in the process, in a video going viral, never once providing probable cause, despite being asked several times.

The video begins with Brookdale Community College police trying to arrest Jeffrey Michel on a bridge while another man stands nearby openly record
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Nevada: Federal Judge Finds Cop Caused Traffic Infraction posted 11/18/2014, 5:57 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal judge earlier this month found that a motorist should not have been held to blame because a police officer's aggressive driving forced him to move out of the way. US District Court Judge Larry R. Hicks viewed the dashcam video of Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Lee traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Reno on July 11, 2011 and did not like what he saw.

Trooper Lee was close by in the lane to the left of Albert Thomas Wendfeldt, who veered away from the patrol car and to
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Political Relativity and the Infinite Cynicism of Prohibitionists posted 11/18/2014, 5:57 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
The evil singularity called “government” warps space-time in such a way that those closest to it are exempt from law’s effects — not merely the moral law, mind you, but some aspects of the laws of physics, as well.

Last June, Boise, Idaho resident William James Esbensen, who operated a medical marijuana co-op in Ontario, Oregon, was found guilty of receiving “proceeds” from marijuana sales, under a law that was no longer in effect. During the trial, prosecutor William Dugan — act
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Despite Compelling Video, Violent Past, And Multiple Lawsuits, Dept Stands Behind this "Decorated" Cop posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Taunton, MA– Detective Robert Kramer of the Taunton Police Department is under investigation regarding his fifth accusation of brutality after an incident in June where he viciously assaulted a man during booking, and this time it was caught on film.

The officer, who was described in an email from Police Chief Edward James Walsh to Target 12 as “a decorated and pro-active p
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80-Year-Old Army Vet and Cancer Survivor, Mercilessly Beaten By Police Who "Feared For Their Lives" posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lone Jack, Mo. -- An 80-year-old cancer survivor and Army veteran says that he fears for his life after being beaten, bloodied and left with broken bones by police.

“I’m afraid for us to even drive out of our driveway or to get on the street. I don’t know what they will do,” Libby Swan, Bill’s wife, said.

Bill Swan was on his tractor when he noticed a utility crew attempting to dig on his property and approached them to tell them to vacate his property. The workers
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How Car Insurance Just Inadvertently Provided a Revolutionary New Way to Fight Speeding Tickets posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The total number of people who receive speeding tickets is 41,000,000 a year with an average cost of $152.00 each. That is 1 in every 5 licensed drivers in the US.

The total number of speeding tickets paid each year $6,232,000,000.

Police and judges are completely dependent upon ‘catching’ people speeding. They need you to speed in order to make their salaries. This gives them a positive incent
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While I hate the idea of having someone tracking my driving, it's remarkable how ubiquitous surveillance generally serves to undermine the state rather than prop it up. - Chris, InfoLib


IRS Seizes Woman’s Entire Bank Account Because She Deposited Money 'Suspiciously' posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ARNOLDS PARK, IOWA — A woman’s entire bank account was seized by the Internal Revenue Service — without so much as a criminal charge — because the agency claimed she deposited money “suspiciously.”

This is the plight of Carole Hinders, who has been running a Mexican restaurant for the last four decades. Accepting cash only from customers at the restaurant, she makes frequent cash deposits to her checking account.

As part of the federal government’s dragnet survei
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2nd Grader's Homework Teaches 'The Government GIVES Us Our Rights' posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (Truthstream Media)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Apparently this homework sheet given out to 2nd graders about “Being a Good Citizen” is teaching them that the government GIVES us our rights.

And the government doesn’t just give us our rights, but the government specifically gives us “special privileges called rights.”
2. When you are a citizen you have rights. Rights are special privileges the government gives you. In our country, you have free speech. You are also given the right to chooes a religion. In Ame... (more)


Your "Children Will Be Fined" If You Fail To Sign Up For Obamacare: People Are Going To Be In for A Shock posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (SHTFplan.com)
[Category: Economy]
Free and affordable health care just gets better and better.

In 2015 the government will be activating some new “incentives” embedded in the Affordable Care Act in an effort to get more people to sign up.

But, as is often the case when the government says one thing, they mean exactly the opposite. In this case, when they say incentive what they really mean is that you are going to be penalized if you fail to acquire government mandated health insurance. But not just
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Feds Indict Another Person For Teaching People How To Beat Polygraph Tests posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Polygraph technology is far from infallible and has been for so long that it's practically common knowledge. And yet, the federal government still wants everyone to believe polygraphs tests separate the honest from the liars with incredibly high accuracy. So, it cracks down on those who claim to be able to help others beat the tests.

In 2012, federal agents began investigating Chad Dixon and Doug Wil
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One-Dimensional Thinking on Drug Legalization posted 11/18/2014, 5:55 AM (Logan Albright)
[Category: Commentary]
The libertarian movement is often dismissed as consisting of a bunch of hippy stoners who just want to take drugs and do whatever they want. Of course, this is an unfair and untrue generalization that ignores the centuries of political philosophy, ethics, and economic thought that underlie the modern definition of libertarianism, yet it is not hard to see why this misconception persists. Popular libertarian outlets like Reason Magazine prioritize marijuana legalization, and libertarian figures i... (more)


Read Alleged Cop Killer Eric Frein's Letter that Got Him Charged with Terrorism: He Wanted a Revolution posted 11/18/2014, 5:55 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: General]
Last week, alleged cop killer Eric Frein was charged with two counts of terrorism. While already facing murder charges, due to the ambush style attack on the Pennsylvania state police, the new charges — terrorism to influence the policy of government by intimidation or coercion and terrorism to affect the conduct of a government — carry maximum sentences of 40 years in prison.... (more)


Police ‘Riot Training’ Fails Spectacularly; Tear Gasses Nearby Elem. School, Destroys Three Squad Cars posted 11/18/2014, 5:55 AM (AddictingInfo)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of police officers packed up their tear gas canisters, shields and stun guns to head off to “riot training” and apparently wound up on the set of a Police Academy movie.

In a comedy of errors, a day that was meant to be filled with activities pertaining to learning the most effective ways to crack down on protesters was instead mired with ineptitude from beginning till end.
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Police Expert: War On Terror Has Turned Our Cops Into Occupying Armies -- And We're The Enemy posted 11/18/2014, 5:55 AM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The war on terror has essentially turned police into occupying armies in some American communities, said a police and criminology expert.

Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.
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St Louis Police Chief Says Only Criminals Were Teargassed At Ferguson Protests posted 11/18/2014, 5:52 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The police chief leading the response to protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has been accused of dishonesty by demonstrators after denying that officers shot at them with rubber bullets and claiming that only criminals were teargassed.

Chief Jon Belmar of St Louis County made the claims as the region braced for the possibility of further unrest following the imminent decision of a grand jury on whether a white police officer should face criminal charges
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Obama in 2006: I Have Stolen Ideas From Jon Gruber Liberally posted 11/18/2014, 5:52 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Despite his recent claim that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was just “some adviser who never worked on our staff,” President Obama said in 2006 that he had “stolen ideas” from Gruber “liberally.”

Then U.S. Senator Obama made reference to Gruber while giving a speech at the Brookings Institute, a D.C.-based liberal think tank, on April 5, 2
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Video: Romney Praises Gruber at 2006 RomneyCare Signing Ceremony posted 11/18/2014, 5:52 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]


MIT professor Jonathan Gruber’s influence over government-run healthcare appears to be even more far-reaching than previously thought.

Video posted by GotNews.com reveals Gruber’s direct involvement in Massachusetts’ healthcare bill under Governor Mitt Romney.

"Jonathan Gruber at MIT devoted hours and hours to an essential econometric model," Romney said.
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Monday November 17th, 2014

"What'chu Gonna Do?" - Cop Threatens Men Who Caught Him Littering [Updated] posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


When Louisiana police officer Chester Lee Williams was confronted by two colorful Louisianian's for allowing his passenger to litter on the highway, the officer responded by immediately apologizing and writing himself and his passenger up for littering.

Just joking.

He responded the only way he knows how: with threats and intimidation.

"
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Police Terrify Teachers And Students With Surprise, Guns-Drawn 'Active Shooter Drill' posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WINTER HAVEN, FL — Classrooms full of students and staff members were terrified when gun-wielding police officers unexpectedly charged in and locked down their middle school — an event that was actually part of a realistic drill that no one was allowed to know about.

The disturbing event happened early in the school day at Jewett Middle Academy on Thursday, November 13th, 2014.  Without explanation, the principal announced at 9:00 a.m. that the school was being put into lockdown.<
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Southern California Man Dies in Drug Raid Shootout posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A shoot-out that erupted Thursday afternoon when police in San Bernardino, California, followed a drug suspect to his home left one man dead and a Downey Police undercover officer seriously wounded. The as yet unnamed dead man becomes the 35th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to CBS 2 News, a Downey Police undercover unit was attempting to serve a
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More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WASHINGTON — The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.... (more)


D.C. Police Plan For Future Seizure Proceeds Years In Advance In City Budget Documents posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
D.C. police have made plans for millions of dollars in anticipated proceeds from future civil seizures of cash and property, even though federal guidelines say “agencies may not commit” to such spending in advance, documents show.

The city’s proposed budget and financial plan for fiscal 2015 includes about $2.7 million for the District police department’s “special purpose fund” through 2018. The fund covers payments for informants and rewards.
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25% Of Americans Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
Pew Research finds a stunning 25% of Americans do not believe people are better off in a free market system - implicitly preferring centrally-planned lives.... (more)


Saturday November 15th, 2014

Newly Surfaced Video Shows Officer Darren Wilson Was A Thug With A Badge posted 11/15/2014, 9:25 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Up to this point, all we've heard about officer Darren Wilson was that he's a "great guy" who "doesn't have a bad bone in his body."

This newly surfaced video completely shatters that myth and shows he's just anot
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Friday November 14th, 2014

Cop Who Obtained Warrant To Take Photo Of Teen's Erect Penis For Sexting Case Sues Teen's Lawyer For Defamation posted 11/14/2014, 9:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
One of the more remarkable intersections of law enforcement and sexting this year involved the Manassas City (VA) police department and a 17-year-old boy's erect penis.

Briefly: two teens -- a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy --
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Sexual Relationship With A Minor, Theft Of Services And Destruction Of Evidence Nets Police Officer One-Year Prison Sentence posted 11/14/2014, 9:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There are multiple levels of effed-upness in this story but we'll start from the top.

Cincinnati police officer Darrell Beavers appears to have used his power and position to effect and perpetuate a sexual relationship with a minor. This went far beyond simply relying on the innate "trustworthiness" of the position.
Beavers, a Cincinnati police... (more)


They'll Be Back: PATCON, Oklahoma City, and Jesse Trentadue's Lonely Crusade for Justice posted 11/14/2014, 9:12 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
“His name used to be Don Jarrett,” long-time federal asset John Matthews told FBI Special Agent Adam Quirk during a July 9 phone call. Matthews was concerned that he would have to testify in a lawsuit filed by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue seeking the release of long-concealed video tapes from the `1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Trentadue believes that the ... (more)

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