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Police Tackle, Pepper Spray Man Attempting To Charge Electric Car posted 05/11/2015, 10:06 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Santa Monica, CA man arrested by city police while attempting to charge his electric car has filed an excessive force lawsuit alleging he was tackled and pepper-sprayed after refusing to show his ID.

Video recorded by a concerned bystander shows the tail end of the April 21 interaction in which 36-year-old father of four, Justin Palmer, can be heard yelling at Santa Monica police who have him handcuffed on the ground at a Virginia Avenue Park charging station.
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Jaywalking; Keeping You Safe After Safely Crossing the Road posted 05/11/2015, 10:06 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The video above was taken while I was out CopBlocking a checkpoint in Columbus, OH a few weeks ago. While getting some footage at the actual checkpoint, I was notified that my car would be towed from the Speedway parking lot I had parked in. I assume that the police, who were shadowing us that night, pointed out our parking spots to the s
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Progress and Poverty, Then and Now posted 05/11/2015, 10:05 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
Everyone seems to know about Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It's all about unequal distribution of income and the government measures we need to fix it. But we've been here before.

Deja vu. The same focus drove the public debate more than a century ago.

It's strange how a bestselling book from a century ago could so completely disappear from view. But that's the case with Henry George's Progress and Poverty, written in 1879. It became the si
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Operation Jade Helm posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
The U.S. military's plans to conduct a massive military exercise called Operation Jade Helm in Texas and other Southwestern states has provoked tremendous controversy. Some people are asserting the exercise is a prelude to martial law. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered Texas State Guard forces to keep an eye on the military. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said that Abbott's order was "one of the dumbest things I have ever heard." Virginia loves the military, McAuliffe said. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin... (more)


Court Hearing Today For 'Off Grid Family' Who Had 10 Children Seized by CPS posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The ‘off grid family’ who had their ten children seized by police and CPS last week face a court hearing later this morning which will determine whether they get their kids back after almost $40,000 was raised for the family in just the last few days alone.

As we reported on Friday, Joe and Nicole Naugler had their children taken after cops arrived at their 27 acre rural proper
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Cop Who Sued Starbucks After Spilling Free Coffee On Himself Went Home To Take Pics Of Injuries Before Going To ER posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From The News & Observer:
The Raleigh police officer suing Starbucks over a hot cup of coffee spilled in his lap drove home to have the injury photographed before seeking medical care, he testified Wednesday.

On the second day of the trial, in which he is seeking a minimum of $50,000, Matthew Kohr told jurors that he was frozen in pain after the spill in January 2012.
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TN Governor Signs Bill Giving Police Dogs Special Legal Protection posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From Nashville’s News Channel 5:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Governor Bill Haslam signed Aron's Law Friday, which was named in honor of a police dog killed in the line of duty 17 years ago.

The law now makes the intentional killing of a police, fire or search and rescue animal a felony offense.

It was named after a Metro
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Liberland President Arrested by Croatia for Trespassing in 'No Man's Land' posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Fox News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A Czech politician, who declared himself president of a tiny nation established on what he claims is a 2.7-square-mile "no man's land" along the Danube River, was arrested Saturday by Croatian authorities who said he and his self-styled fellow founding fathers of Liberland are trespassing.

Croatian authorities could not be reached for comment to confirm the arrest of Vít Jedlička, a libertarian politician from the Czech Republic. A group calling itself the Liberland Press Ass
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Seymour Hersh: Obama's Entire Account Of Bin Laden's Death Is One Big Lie posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Seymour M. Hersh)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Ob... (more)


NSA Spying Ruled Illegal, But Will Congress Save the Program Anyway? posted 05/11/2015, 10:03 AM (Ron Paul)
[Category: Commentary]
This week the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA’s metadata collection program was not authorized in US law. The PATRIOT Act, under which the program began, was too vague, the court found. But the truth is the Act was intended to be vague so that the government could interpret it in the broadest possible way.

But this is really more of a technicality, because illegality and unconstitutionality are really two very different things. Even if Congress had explicitly aut
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NFL Teams Paid To Thank Troops at Games posted 05/11/2015, 10:03 AM (Scout.com)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Those salutes to American servicemen and women we all watch on the Jumbotron during halftime of NFL games? Turns out they are paid promotions costing taxpayers millions of dollars.... (more)


New Hampshire Man Pulls Gun on Angry Citizens Charging at Him for Recording posted 05/11/2015, 10:03 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Christopher Cantwell, a self-described asshole who celebrates the murder of police officers, found himself welcoming their arrival after he pulled out a gun to defend himself against a trio of enraged and possibly drunk citizens who did not want to end up on Youtube.

You can pretty much choose your irony in this video.

Cantwell had been walking home from a friend’s
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Saturday May 9th, 2015

Prostitution Sting: Police Force Women To Touch Them Then Charge With Sexual Assault posted 05/09/2015, 8:19 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Teaming up with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, police in Hawaii have caused controversy after arresting sixteen women at local massage parlors and relaxation spas for sexual assault after goading, and even forcing them to engage in sexual activity.

Until just a year ago, Hawaii police officers were legally allowed to have sex with prostitutes as part of investigations. After intense public pressure however, state lawmakers changed that law.

In orde
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Police Seize 10 Children From 'Off-Grid' Homeschool Family posted 05/09/2015, 8:19 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police seized ten children from an “off grid” homeschool family in Kentucky on Wednesday after receiving an anonymous tip about the family’s traditional lifestyle.

The nightmare story began when sheriff's officers set up a blockade around Joe and Nicole Naugler’s rural property before entering the premises. Eight of the kids were out with their father but Nicole and two of her oldest children were at home. Nicole attempted to drive away but was subsequently stopped and arrested fo
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Disturbing Video Shows Criminal Justice Student Assaulted & Tasered by Border Patrol, For No Reason posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Waddington, NY — A young woman travelling through an interior US Border Checkpoint in Waddington, New York Thursday was assaulted and arrested by border patrol for no reason.

Jess Cooke, 21, says she was driving through the checkpoint, when agents said she looked nervous. She was then routed over for a secondary inspection.

Knowing that the agents had no probable cause to search her vehicle, Cooke refused to consent to search. She was then told that she had to wait
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Oh, Joy! It's "Public Servant Recognition Week"! posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Becky Akers)
[Category: Commentary]
Since the sponges who rule us receive higher wages and benefits than their private-sector counterparts, you might think they'd rest content. Nope. They covet our gratitude as well. I know: shouldn't the appreciation flow the other way? "Thank you, Hardworking Chump, for forking over so much of your wealth in taxes to support me as I ban incandescent light-bulbs, regulate even your bathroom, and transcribe your phone... (more)


DEA Steals Cash From Innocent Man They Claim 'Must Be A Drug Dealer' posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
They found no drugs on him whatsoever. They never saw him selling drugs or committing a crime of any sort. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) claims that they are “certain” that 22-year-old Joseph Rivers is a “drug dealer.”

What makes them so sure?

When the young African American man set out to make a music video in Hollywood, after scraping together the funds, the Michigan native had the $16,000 for the shoot on him.

That’s it. Nothing els
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After Legalizing Medical Marijuana, Puerto Rico Bans Smoking It posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Politicians in Puerto Rico have decided that although they will allow medical marijuana to become legal, they will still be imposing legal penalties on people who are caught smoking the plant, even if they have a prescription.

While it is true that ingesting cannabis orally is far more healthy than smoking it, people should have the free choice to decide what they want to do with their own body, whether they have a prescription or not.

"Smoking marijuana is not bein
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Report: IRS Continues SWAT Raids for Evasion While Hundreds of Agents Avoid Paying Any Taxes at All posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Washington, D.C. – The Associated Press has reported that over 1,600 IRS employees have willfully committed tax evasion in a 10-year span; most still employed in spite of a 1998 law calling for termination in such cases. Even worse, it has been reported that many of the tax-evading agents were active in enforcing the federal tax laws they have broken.

The
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Attorney: Spy Chief Had 'Forgotten' About NSA Program When He Misled Congress posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Hill)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn’t lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer.

He just forgot.

“This was not an untruth or a falsehood. This was just a mistake on his part,” Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Advisory Committee on Tr
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DOJ Tells Judges They Don't Get A Say In Whether Information Is Classified posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Boing Boing)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
DOJ lawyer Catherine Dorsey: "We don't think there is a First Amendment right to classified documents" -- she was seeking to suppress evidence of force-feeding torture in Gitmo.

She was speaking on behalf of the "most transparent administration in history (TM)."
The judges at the D.C. Court of Appeals appeared skeptical. Chief Judge Merrick Garland characterized the government's position as tantamount to claiming the court "has absolutely no authority" to uns... (more)


VE Day: Americans Don't Know What World War II Was posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Infowars)
[Category: General]


If you thought that vox populi videos couldn’t get any dumber then think again – the latest example, released on the anniversay of VE Day, illustrates how some Americans don’t even know what World War II was.

On the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on the European continent, RT’s Lori Harfenist quizzed people in Times Square on their knowledge about the most important
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Americans Living Abroad Set Record for Giving Up Citizenship posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
More Americans living outside the U.S. gave up their citizenship in the first quarter of 2015 than ever before, according to data released Thursday by the IRS.

The 1,335 expatriations topped the previous record by 18 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Those Americans are driven to turn in their passports in part because of laws that have expanded bank reporting and tax compliance requirements for expatriates.

The increase in early 2015 follows an ann
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Anti-Piracy Activist Issues Takedown To Chilling Effects To Take Down Her Takedown Notice To Google posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: General]
Ellen Seidler -- anti-piracy activist and tilter at windmills -- continues down the road to irrelevance with her latest post at Vox Indie. Seidler's film And Then Came Lola debuted in 2010. As of 2015, this remains Seidler's sole foray into motion pictures. Over the past half-decade, she's filled her time with futile anti-piracy efforts and endless documentation of those futile efforts.... (more)


Friday May 8th, 2015

The Doomsayers Are Right posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
It is 1900. Two visitors from the year 2015 arrive at your doorstep. They are here to tell you about the future.

One hundred years of horror

The first visitor looks grim. He tells you that “the war to end all wars” will soon begin. It will encompass the globe and destroy millions of lives. Cities will be decimated. The Great War will have a scope and level of brutality never before imagined in human history. It will be followed by economic collapse,
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New Police Radars Are Being Used To 'See' Inside Homes posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police Departments and law enforcement agencies around the world have been using radar devices for years. But now, new technology is allowing officers to detect movement even through solid walls. The most disturbing thing about this technology is that it requires no warrant for officers to spy on you in the privacy of your own home.

This technology is not something being theorized for use in the hypothetical future. It has in fact been used by dozens of departments already, over t
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Delaware Cop Indicted for Kicking Suspect in Face in Incident Caught on Dash Cam Video posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The kick to the face was swift and rendered Lateef Dickerson unconscious, leaving him with a broken jaw. And it resulted in Dover Police Corporal Thomas Webster facing a grand jury, which did the normal thing and found no probable cause that the cop committed a crime.

After all, cops are above the law in the eyes of most grand juries, if history is any indicator.

B
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'This is America': The Day Police Firebombed West Philadelphia posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: History]
Pictured: "Let it burn": Osage Avenue, Philadelphia, May 13, 1985

By the time Lt. Frank Powell hurled a satchel bomb onto the roof of a three-story row house on Philadelphia’s Osage Avenue, the siege had gone on for nearly twelve hours. Powell was a member of the Philadelphia PD’s bomb squad, and like the “firemen” in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novelette, he was performing a function assu
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Video: Cops Pull Man From Car, Force His Face Into Ground For No Reason posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video footage has emerged of two men in Colorado Springs being forced out of their car at gunpoint and handcuffed for no reason by cops who failed to identify themselves or explain why they were detaining the men.

The footage shows officers dragging Ryan Brown out of his vehicle, while his brother, Benjamin Brown, is already out of the car being handcuffed. Officers stand around
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LAPD Cop Shoots Man to Death After Man Reached into Pocket to Provide Requested ID, Witness Says posted 05/08/2015, 7:31 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Los Angeles police officer demanded identification from a homeless man named Brandon Glenn Tuesday night, then shot him twice when the man reached into his pocket to provide that identification, according to a witness.

The witness was interviewed by Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change in the video below, who did not want his face shown on camera out of fear of police retaliation.... (more)


The FBI's Stingray Secrecy May Be Aimed At Preventing Law Enforcement From Overusing A Key 'Exploit' posted 05/08/2015, 7:31 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
An interesting angle on the FBI's Stingray secrecy has emerged from -- of all places -- a Princeton gathering of cryptographers that included Edward Snowden via his "Snobot."

Generally speaking, the FBI is a very secretive agency, as can be readily gleaned from its tendency to answer FOIA requests with page
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Omar Khadr, Former Child Prisoner at Gitmo, Granted Bail posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was 15 when he was shot and captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and sent to Guantanamo Bay, was granted bail on Thursday after a judge in Alberta rejected a final effort by the Canadian government to keep Khadr in jail.

Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby granted the bail after announcing on Tuesday that she would need more time to make a decision on whether to release Khadr, now 28, as he appeals his Guantanamo Bay conviction.
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2 Guards Charged In Bloody Beating Of Florida Inmate posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Miami Herald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two corrections officers concocted an elaborate lie, fabricated reports and cleaned up bloody evidence to cover up the assault of an inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution, authorities said Tuesday.

The officers, Sgt. Christopher Michael Jernigan, 37, and Officer Donald Dwight Sims Jr., 21, were arrested Monday on charges that they beat a 41-year-old handcuffed inmate who had allegedly “disrespected” them. They left him in a bloody heap in his cell for “several hours” before
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U.S. Paternalism versus Cuba posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Most every American is familiar with the decades-long U.S. embargo against Cuba, but I wonder how many of them realize that U.S. businesses played a major role in bringing about the embargo.

During the U.S.-supported dictatorships of Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, there were many U.S. businesses operating in Cuba, just like in other parts of Latin America. Many of the businesses had millions of dollar in capital invested in their operations. These included many Mafia dons who own
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Report: Only 16% of Baltimore Teens Raised With Married Parents posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (CNS News)
[Category: General]
A new report released by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family.

The report, released Wednesday and compiled in light of the recent Baltimore riots, cites Census Bureau statistics showing that, in terms of family units, Baltimore is “one o
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Seven Changes Needed in Baltimore and Ferguson Right Now posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
I am regularly asked what can be done to solve the problem of “urban blight” in places like Detroit. The question is usually asked with exhausted desperation and a shrug, as if there are no possible answers. The cause of this “blight” is the root of the problem, and when ignited by police brutality, sets off riots in cities like Ferguson and Baltimore. There are a whole range of answers that we know will work to at least improve the situation.

The root problem of urban blight is g
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Minneapolis Paid $10.7 Million in Lawsuits posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From kare1.com:
When allegations of police misconduct move from the street to the courtroom — more often than not, Minneapolis has to pay.

KARE 11 requested numbers from the City of Minneapolis and found since January 2010, Minneapolis has dealt with 141 “Officer Conduct lawsuits.” The city won 51 of them — either at trial or when a j
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Harris Poll: 81% Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: General]
Last month, Georgia decriminalized marijuana, making it the twenty-sixth jurisdiction (Washington, D.C. included) to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A new Harris Poll finds that the growing acceptability of marijuana among state lawmakers reflects attitudinal shifts amongst the general American public since 2011. Support for the legalization of marijuana for both medical treatment and recreational use has increased by seven percentage points over the past four years.

Cu
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Colorado Legislature Votes To Ban Traffic Cameras posted 05/08/2015, 7:29 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Resistance]
Gov. John HickenlooperThe Colorado General Assembly adjourned for the year on Wednesday leaving a pair of bills on the governor's desk that would end the use of red light cameras and speed cameras throughout the state. The House approach would let voters in each individual community decide at the ballot box whether cameras should be banned. The Senate approach would impose an outright ban. It is now up to Governor John Hickenlooper (D) to decide which approach (if any) will become law with his s... (more)


Thursday May 7th, 2015

Huge Win: Appeals Court Says NSA's Bulk Phone Records Collection Not Actually Authorized By PATRIOT Act posted 05/07/2015, 11:48 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Whoa. In a huge ruling, the Second Circuit appeals court has ruled that the NSA's bulk phone records collection is not authorized by the PATRIOT Act. In other words, for all the debate about the renewal of Section 215 this month, which the government insists enables such bulk collection, this appeals court says "nope." The ruling is important on a number of different points, even th... (more)


Town Installs License Plate Scanning Cameras in Cactuses posted 05/07/2015, 11:48 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The town of Paradise Valley in Arizona has installed license plate scanning cameras in fake cactuses with no public consultation whatsoever, just days after the DHS announced its intention to revive a nationwide version of the program.

Residents were alarmed to see the cactus cameras popping up throughout the town over the last few days with no indication of what they were being used for as city officials refused to explain their purpose until all the cameras were installed.
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Video Proves Cops Lied When they Broke Man's Face. Why are they Only Getting a Slap on the Wrist? posted 05/07/2015, 11:48 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Two Broward County Sheriff’s deputies are currently on a paid vacation while they face criminal charges after brutally assaulting 50-year-old David Gonzales last February.

As we previously reported, the incident was caught on surveillance video at a gas station in Deerfield Beach. Officers Justin Lambert and Mike Manresa approached Gonzalez in front of the store, accusing him
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Judge Throws Out Lawsuit From Redditor Who Found An FBI Tracking Device On His Car posted 05/07/2015, 11:48 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Back in 2010, Redditor Yasir Afifi found an unusual device on his car while taking it in for an oil change.



Other Redditors surmised it was some sort of tracking device -- something that was confirmed a few days later w
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The Fascinating History of Hershey, Cuba posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: History]
Yesterday the Washington Post carried a fascinating article about a small town in Cuba named Hershey. The history of the town provides valuable lessons about America's heritage of economic liberty as well the socialist economic system established by Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Hersh
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Canadian City Makes Online Insults Of Police, Local Officials Illegal posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A town in southwestern Quebec criminalized online insults of police and municipal officials after the town-council voted unanimously in favor of the measure yesterday.

In Granby, Que., a town with about 60,000 residents situated 80 kilometres east of Montreal, it was already illegal to insult local government employees. Monday however, the town council strengthened that bylaw to include online insults as well.
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10-Year-Old's Mom Has Cops Perform Mock Arrest Because He Was 'Being Rude To His Teacher & Not Doing His Work' posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Monday, May 4th, the police department in Columbus, GA received a call from the mother of a 10 yr. old child, Sean, for what she describes as, “Being rude to his teacher and not doing his work for the last few weeks”. Surprisingly, The department actually sent officers to the home, handcuffed the child, put him in the police vehicle, proceeded to go as far as to turn on the sirens and “step off the brakes just to give him a little scare”, according to one of the officers involved.

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Maryland Cop Faces Assault Charge for Biting Man's Testicles posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Maryland police officer is facing several charges after allegedly biting a man’s testicles during a bar fight Tuesday. According to Baltimore police, the incident unfolded shortly after 31-year-old off-duty cop Michael Flaig, a 10-year veteran of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, began groping a female during the bar’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The female’s roommate, whose name was redacted from the police report, reportedly approached Flaig and demanded he cease h
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Cop Sues Starbucks After Spilling Free Coffee On Himself posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (ABC 13)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
RALEIGH, NC -- A Raleigh police officer who was given a free cup of coffee by Starbucks is now suing the company after he spilled it and got burned.

In the lawsuit, Matthew Kohr, a lieutenant with RPD, said the lid popped off the cup of coffee he ordered at the Starbucks on Peace Street in January 2012 and the cup collapsed.

Kohr claims the incident caused such severe stress it activated his Crohn's disease which resulted in surgery to remove part of his intestine.<
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The Right to Own and Bear Switchblades posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Commentary]
The Baltimore police now imply Freddie Gray’s arrest was necessary because he was carrying an illegal knife. But why are taxpayers paying the government to arrest people for carrying knives? What about the right to own and bear knives?

The defense offered by the now-indicted police officers in the Freddie Gray case will likely at least touch on their claim that Gray was carrying an illegal knife. Gray was allegedly carrying a switchblade, which is -- apparently -- illegal (under f
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L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Disciplined After Killing Cyclist While Distracted Typing On In-Car Computer posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Pasadena Star News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Following an internal probe, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has imposed unspecified discipline on a veteran deputy who fatally struck a cyclist with his patrol car in Calabasas 15 months ago as he was typing on his in-car computer, officials said.

Deputy Andrew Wood hit and killed prominent entertainment attorney Milton Olin Jr.... (more)


Freddie Gray Officer Threatened to Kill Himself and Ex-Partner's Husband, Court Document Alleges posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Baltimore police lieutenant charged with the manslaughter of Freddie Gray allegedly threatened to kill himself and the husband of his ex-girlfriend, during incidents that led to him being disciplined and twice having his guns confiscated.

Brian Rice, who pursued and arrested Gray after the 25-year-old “caught his eye” on 12 April, was reportedly given an administrative suspension after being hospitalised for a mental health evaluation when he warned he was preparing to shoot h
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Chicago City Council Approves Reparations For Police Torture Victims posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO — The City Council approved an unprecedented reparations package on Wednesday that will pay $5.5 million and provide other benefits to torture victims of notorious former police commander Jon Burge.

The vote caps a decades-long push for restitution to some of the more than 100 victims — mostly African American men — who have alleged horrific abuse by police officers under Burge's command.

From 1972 through 1991, the suspects were subjected to mock executions
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Encryption: What The FBI Wants It Can Only Have By Destroying Computing And Censoring The Internet posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The FBI -- and by extension, every law enforcement agency it partners with -- wants holes carved in cellphone encryption. The problem is that it doesn't even know what specifically it wants.
When asked directly if the FBI wants a backdoor, [Amy] Hess [Asst. Director of FBI's Science & Technology branch] d... (more)


New Gold Backed Cryptocurrency Has Been Announced posted 05/07/2015, 7:43 AM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Economy]
The most legitimate argument against Bitcoin, is the fact that it isn’t backed by anything tangible. While it does use math and cryptography to create scarcity, at the end of the day bitcoins are still just digits on a screen. In that regard, they’re aren’t that different from fiat currencies. Their value is dictated by confidence and belief, rather than real world value.

But that may be about to change. Not for bitcoin, but for digital currencies in general. The gold storage comp
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Montana Reins in Civil Asset Forfeiture posted 05/07/2015, 7:43 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Resistance]
It's been a nice few weeks for civil liberties in Montana. On the heels of the nation's most comprehensive restrictions on police militarization, Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) has signed a bill reforming civil asset forfeiture in the state.

HB463 requires a criminal conviction before seized property can be forfeited, requires that seized property be shown by "clear and convin
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Colombians Tired of US Planes Dumping Tons of Monsanto's Roundup on Them to Fight the Drug War posted 05/07/2015, 7:43 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Geopolitics]
>America’s immoral and asinine policy of the War on Drugs has perpetuated the aerial spraying of Monsanto’s Roundup over rural areas of Colombia since 1994.

For over two decades now, US planes have been dumping tons of pesticides over Colombian coca fields.

Originally the Colombian government wholeheartedly supported the ridiculous notion
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The High Cost of Centrally Planning the Global Climate posted 05/07/2015, 7:43 AM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Economy]
Since I'm not a person who follows the climate-change debate or climate science in detail, I don't get involved in discussions over temperature readings or climate trends. On the other hand, I find it's a very bad idea to leave the science of economics and political economy up to climate scientists and their friends in politics who tend to be woefully deficient in their knowledge of how economies work or how scarce goods and amenities can be preserved, obtained, or manufactured.

I
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Massachusets Town to Send Addicts for Treatment, Not Arrest posted 05/07/2015, 7:42 AM (WCVB)
[Category: General]
It’s never been done before, but police in Gloucester are hoping it could one day be the key to winning the drug war.... (more)
Just to be clear, this is a racket for the rehab centers, not an actual solution to any problems. - Chris


Texas House Panel Approves Full Legalization of Marijuana posted 05/07/2015, 7:42 AM (Houston Chronicle)
[Category: Resistance]
AUSTIN — In a surprise move that supporters hailed as a historic victory, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved legislation Wednesdaythat would make it legal to buy and sell marijuana in the state.

Two Republicans joined with the panel's three Democrats in support, giving House Bill 2165 a decisive 5-2 victory.
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 05/07/2015, 7:42 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A ring of crooked North Carolina deputies gets popped, so do some Connecticut cops involved in a steroids rings, and so do more jail and prison guards. And more. So it goes. Let's get to it:

In Raleigh, North Carolina, seven former or current Northampton County deputies and three state prison guards were arrested last Thursday on drugs and weapons charges a
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