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Missouri Police Chief Apologizes and Settles Lawsuit After Demanding Removal of Youtube Video posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police Chief Jerry Bledsoe of the illage of Kelso, Missouri, just learned an expensive lesson in free speech.

It started last year after Chief Bledsoe threatened Jordan Klaffer with arrest for disturbing the peace for firing guns on his private property, which led to Klaffer posting a video of the incident online.

In response, Bledsoe o
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D.C. police officer admits prostituting girls posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former D.C. police officer admitted in federal court Friday that he forced underage teenagers to work as escorts out of his Southeast Washington apartment, but a judge expressed concern that the eight-year sentence negotiated by the prosecution and defense was too lenient.... (more)




Man's plea deal includes vasectomy requirement posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (KOMO News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man who has fathered children with several women has agreed to get a vasectomy to knock up to five years off his prison term in a child endangerment case that has evoked the country's dark history of forced sterilization.

None of the charges against Jessie Lee Herald, 27, involved a sexual offense. Shenandoah County assistant prosecutor Ilona White said her chief motive in making the extraordinarily unusual offer was keeping Herald from fathering mo
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Virginia State Trooper’s Dubious Defamation Claim Dismissed posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
What do you do if you filed a highly questionable defamation case against Virginia Cop Block founder Nathan Cox?

If you’re Virginia state trooper Melanie McKenney, you don’t show up for court. That’s what happened on Monday, as McKenney’s defamation claim against Cox was dismissed when she failed to appear in Court.
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Next terrorist attack will be 'far deadlier' than 9/11, Dick Cheney says posted 06/25/2014, 4:50 AM (Press TV)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney says the next terrorist attack in the United States will be “far deadlier” than the September 11, 2001 attacks, adding that the threat might come from a nuclear device.

Cheney made the remarks on Tuesday during an interview with the US-based Salem Radio Network.
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He will see to it.




The Bond Trap posted 06/25/2014, 4:49 AM (Peter Schiff)
[Category: Economy]
The American financial establishment has an incredible ability to celebrate the inconsequential while ignoring the vital. Last week, while the Wall Street Journal pondered how the Fed may set interest rates three to four years in the future (an exercise that David Stockman rightly compared to debating how many angels could dance on the head of a pin), the media almost completely ignored one of the most chilling pieces of financial news that I have ever seen. According to a small story in the Fin... (more)


Tuesday June 24th, 2014

Federal Court: Cops Cannot Push Drug Dog Into Open Car Door posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Utah state troopers who used a drug dog as a pretense to search a car belonging to an innocent woman are in legal trouble. The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday ruled that the victims could sue the troopers for spending two hours rifling through their vehicle without finding anything unlawful, in violation of their constitutional rights.

Utah State Trooper Brian Bairett had been running a speed trap on Interstate 15 when a Jeep driven by Sherida Felders passed th
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Cop Shot In Face Ambushing Resident In No-Knock Raid posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (4409)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


This is NOT whether the ACCUSED was a nice guy or not. This is about the ACCUSER (police) using an ambush method in order to make an arrest. The tactic is almost always bound to cause an adverse reaction, one in which I think certain people on the force want. After all...the now can say, see, they want us dead.

I feel bad his superiors put him in that position but he should have
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Sheriff John Urquhart Keeps the "Gang" Together posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Darrion Holiwell is a self-described gang leader from Seattle who is accused of serious offenses. After learning that he was being investigated by the King County Sheriff's Office, Holiwell concealed his substantial arsenal and sent a text message containing undisguised threats of violence.

Holiwell, it would seem, is the kind of hyper-violent criminal suspect for
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Highwaymen vs. Agents of Official Plunder: The Correct Terminology posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police officers who stop motorists in search of cash or other assets to be stolen in the name of “asset forfeiture” are engaged in robbery, but it is incorrect to use the expression “Highwaymen” to describe armed agents of government plunder, explains LRC reader Timothy Paul Madden:

“I collect and read antique law dictionaries and just wanted to let you know that when the private sector does i
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California Cops Allow Suspect to Escape while Harassing Videographer posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police in California allowed a suspect to escape after they decided to harass a man for taking a picture of the arrest.

Naturally, the Glendale police officers ended up blaming the photographer for causing the escape, handcuffing and detaining him, accusing him of knowing the escaped suspect because they had made eye contact moments earlie
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Soviet-Style Courtroom Censorship: "It's Just Protocol" posted 06/24/2014, 4:24 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
During the Soviet era, foreign journalists and tourists would frequently have their cameras confiscated by the KGB, a practice that remains quite common in contemporary police states -- including the one being consolidated here in the United States.

"I was at the local courthouse just now for the court appearance of Hope Solo, the U.S. soccer player charged with domestic violence," a Seattle-area reporter and LR
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This Guy Asks a Cop a Question. The Cop Answers with His Taser posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A video submitted to the Free Thought Project Monday, shows a ridiculous interaction with an overzealous cop.

Zachary Noel and his friend Steven were driving into Salina, KS for a tattoo convention when they came upon a red light in a construction zone approximately 10:30 at night, so they stop.

The passenger in the vehicle, Steven, tells the Free Thought Project that they saw a “cop hanging out in the construction zone with a reflective vest on.. and a police van p
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Florida Man Arrested after Video Recording Deputies Mishandling Checkpoint posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Florida man who regularly video records DUI checkpoints to ensure police are operating in compliance of the law was arrested Friday night, moments after he had recorded Hillsborough County deputies falling out of compliance, which he believes may have been to wave a fellow cop through the checkpoint without having to be checked for sobriety.

Even if there was no cop in the car
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Mentally Ill Man Dies Hooded and Strapped to Chair While Prison Staff Make Jokes posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (I Acknowledge)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
COLORADO: A mentally ill prison inmate has died in custody, hooded and strapped to a chair, following a seizure – while guards are caught on tape stood around joking, and failing to attend to his medical needs.... (more)


Police impose stop-and-search checkpoint on thousands of concert-goers posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MORRISON, CO — Police took extraordinary steps to attempt to locate a suspect at a concert, searching thousands of vehicles at a mandatory checkpoint.... (more)


Entrepreneurs Are Moral Heroes posted 06/24/2014, 4:23 AM (Hans-Hermann Hoppe)
[Category: Economy]
In the most fundamental sense we are all, with each of our actions, always and invariably profit-seeking entrepreneurs.

Whenever we act, we employ some physical means (things valued as goods) -- at a minimum our body and its standing room, but in most cases also various other, "external" things -- so as to divert the "natural" course of events (the course of events we expect to happen if we were to act differently) in order to reach some more highly valued anticipated future state
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Monday June 23rd, 2014

High Desert Highwaymen: More Scenes from the Drug War in Treasure Valley posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In his private life, Justin Klitch of Payette, Idaho may be kind, personable, generous, and compulsively honest. While on the clock, however, he's a professional thug – in the original sense of the expression.

The Thugs of India were a nomadic, secretive order of highway robbers notorious for gaining the confidence of travelers before ambushing, plundering, and sometimes killing them. Klitch plays a similar role as a
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Bill Maher & Iraq Vet Accuse Glenn Greenwald Of Helpin' The Terrorists posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Resistance]


[Note: The copyright fascists at HBO appear to have gotten the video taken down and even got the YouTube uploader's channel closed, here's the same video from another source.]

Liberal sweetheart Bill Maher says he's scared of terrorists behind every bush and while he thinks what Snowden did was impor
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California Cop Turns Aggressive on Accident Victim in the Name of "Safety" posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Once again, a cop’s fear for his life led him to believe he was justified in physically injuring a man, even though the man was already reeling from an automobile accident that left the car on its side.

The incident took place in Chico, California June 10 after Joseph Rosales, 64, crashed his SUV into a building. Rosales said his dog hoppe
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Texas Teenager Faces 99 Years Over Pot Brownies posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


June 20 - A 19-year-old Texas man suspected of baking and selling pot brownies was shocked to learn that he faces between five and 99 years in jail. Vanessa Johnston reports.


New Emails Show That Feds Instructed Police To Lie About Using Stingray Mobile Phone Snooping posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We've been covering the increasingly widespread use of Stingray or similar mobile phone tower spoofing equipment by law enforcement. The stories have been getting increasingly bizarre lately, starting with the news that police were claiming that non-disclosure agreements prevented them from getting a warrant to use the technology. And then, there was the recent news that the federal government was regularly stepping in to claim owners... (more)


Is this East Germany, or Northern Idaho? Yes. posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Two young men from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho had just ended their shifts working in the productive sector when they were accosted and harassed by two costumed tax-feeders. One of the bored but ambitious officers claimed to have overheard one of their gainfully employed betters make a comment about a “nickel bag” — which would be a reference to the dreaded devil weed, marijuana.

When c
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Hillary Clinton says she's unlike the 'truly well off' posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Hillary Rodham Clinton defended scrutiny on her and her husband’s personal wealth by contrasting herself in an interview published Sunday with other multimillionaires who are “truly well off.”... (more)
She made her wealth through theft, not providing value to consumers in the market, that's the only way she's unlike (some) truly well off. - Chris


Cops On A Power Trip Arresting People For No ID and Videotaping posted 06/23/2014, 12:45 AM (Libertarian News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From the video notes:

We were 4 bikers on our way back from Flight 93 Memorial in Stoystown, PA. My friend and I get pulled over for crossing on double yellow.After waiting for citations for 10-15 minutes the other 2 bikers (my brother and other friend) walk up to see whats going on and just to wait with us. They stand off to side as instructed by the officer outside the vehicle.
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Faber: Fed is making rich richer, causing increase in income inequality posted 06/23/2014, 12:44 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]


The Federal Reserve is expected to announce another $10 billion worth of tapering on Wednesday, reducing the size of its monthly asset purchase program to $35 billion, from $85 billion at the height of the program. And though the hyper inflation many warned would be a consequence of its stimulative policies has not yet reared its head, Fed skeptics like Marc Faber still have strong words for th
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The Scandal of Fiddled Global Warming Data posted 06/23/2014, 12:44 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
...Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models. The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data. ... (more)


Thursday June 19th, 2014

Maryland Cop Charged With Felony For Slitting Restrained Dog's Throat posted 06/19/2014, 5:05 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


When officer Jeffrey Bolger of the Baltimore City police came upon animal control agents who had restrained a 7-year-old shar-pei which had gotten loose, the officer took it upon himself to pull out a knife and violently slit the animal's throat, all while it was fully restrained and under control with its neck in a dog pole. The cop's actions were so vicious not even the police are defend
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Update: 2nd officer suspended in slitting of dog's throat


Facebook Video Shows Cops Grab Man's Camera, Assault Him & His 58-Year-Old Mother posted 06/19/2014, 5:05 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A video posted to facebook today shows two belligerent cops assault a man and his mother.

The man filming is Richard Phillips who was at his mother’s house today when two Wareham, Massachusetts police officers, Chandler and Verhaegen showed up at the door.

It is unclear as to why the officers were there, but they were questioning the mother and she responded by say
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IRS Now Says It Has Lost Emails From Six More Accounts Tied To The Investigation Of Its Targeting Of Tax-Exempt Groups posted 06/19/2014, 5:20 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The IRS recently blamed a "computer crash" for the disappearance of two years of email correspondence involving Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the controversy surrounding the agency's apparent targeting of certain non-profit groups (Tea Party, Occupy, open source).

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Drug War Blowback: Vegas Murderers Were Police Informants posted 06/19/2014, 5:20 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jerad and Amanda Miller, who were banished from Bunkerville by supporters of Cliven Bundy, had worked as informants for Nevada law enforcement agencies. After the Millers murdered three people — Las Vegas Metro Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, and Joseph Wilcox, an armed citizen who heroically tried to stop their rampage — their former handlers claimed that they were unaware of the couple’s “an... (more)


"Riot Control" Drone To Shoot Pepper Spray Bullets At Protesters posted 06/19/2014, 5:02 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A drone that is capable of firing 400 rounds of pepper spray and paint balls, as well as employing “blinding lasers” and loudspeakers to deter protesters has been developed and sold to an undisclosed company following a demonstration at a trade show in London.

Reports indicate that an undisclosed mining company in South Africa has purchased 25 of the “Skunk riot control copter” devices developed by military surveillance and communications contractor Desert Wolf.

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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 06/19/2014, 5:02 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In all the years we've been doing this weekly update, there's only been one week with no corrupt cops stories. This week is pretty quiet, but we've still got a couple. Let's get to it:

In Edwardsburg, Indiana, a former Edwardsburg police officer pleaded no contest last Tuesday to stealing pain pills from a private residence. Jesse Holmes, 23, was on duty when he assis
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Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Police Chief Defends Ticketing Man Who Stopped At Stop Sign, Says Law Requires Multiple Stops At Same Sign posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After video surfaced showing Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania police were completely in the wrong when they ticketed an innocent man for not stopping at a stop sign despite his coming to a complete stop, Jefferson Hills Police Chief Gene Roach refused to admit the ticket was in error.

Despite withdrawing the ticket after the fraud was completely exposed, the chief defending his officer saying saying, “technically…the law says you stop at the stop sign, you move forward, stop ag
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The War Is On You posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
After 25 years of war on Iraq, the U.S. has what to show for it? A handful of dust. And at what cost in lives and property? It boggles the mind to consider the breadth and depth of the suffering.

Iraq was the great experiment following the Cold War for how the U.S. military machine could be used to make the world more free from tyranny — or so we were told.

Today, watching the crumbling of the house of cards, we see that the stated intentions of the world's largest
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They Don't Even Pretend to Obey the Law posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
When summoned to testify before Congress regarding allegations that her agency had singled out conservative non-profits for special scrutiny, Lois Lerner – who headed the IRS's non-profit division – asserted her innocence and then invoked the Fifth Amendment.

 Every citizen who files a tax return is expected to waive his protection against self-incrimination, and when the IRS accuses a taxpayer of fraud, those accusations are heard in a court the agency controls.

 C
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Mother Dies In Jail While Being Punished For Kids Missing School posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A mother of seven children was sentenced to jail time because she couldn’t afford the government fines imposed on her after her children had skipped school multiple times.   She died halfway into her 2-day sentence.

Eileen DiNino, 55, was found dead in her cell on June 7th, 2014, in Berks County Jail.   Her children had a habit of skipping school and the government had imposed a number of truancy violations on her.  The violations followed with fines and court c
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Privileged Purveyors of State Violence Seek to Ban -- Or Cage --Their Critics posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Although government-aligned media outlets generally are faithful stenographers for the coercive caste, the same is not true of social media. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have fatally undermined the official narrative that law enforcement is a noble calling by offering critics the means to document and publicize the criminal violence and pervasive corruption that characterize the profession. Thus it's not surprising that police are seeking to ban Facebook pages that document police misconduct a... (more)


Video Surfaces of Texas Police Executing Handcuffed Prisoner posted 06/18/2014, 3:02 AM (LiveLeak)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


[Note, action starts at 18:10 mark (WARNING GRAPHIC)]

Earlier this year a grand jury declined to charge an El Paso police officer in the shooting death of a prisoner. A video of the incidenct was published on Monday, after the Texas Attorney General instructed the city to fulfill a request processed by the El Paso Times. The events of the
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Ohio Man Warns Drivers Of DUI Checkpoint, As Police Are Required To -- Then They Ticketed Him posted 06/18/2014, 3:01 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police ticketed an Ohio man who warned drivers of a drunken-driving checkpoint -- although police departments are required by law to notify the public.

Doug "Deo" Odolecki stood Friday night on a street corner in Parma with a white poster board marked with black letters reading: “Check point ahead! Turn now!”

Lt. Brian McCann asked him to remove the portions urging
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Tacoma Officer Runs Over Man Lying On Street posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (KIRO TV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Tacoma police are investigating after an officer ran over a man lying on the street early Saturday morning.

The incident happened at about 1:20 a.m. in the 600 block of North Fife Street.

Tacoma Police Department spokeswoman Loretta Cool told KIRO 7 a patrol vehicle traveling 10 mph ran over a person lying on the roadway.

The victim was a 22-year-old
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Boy Misbehaves In School, Cop Father Responds By Whipping Him 14 Times With Belt: Prosecutors posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (WCVB)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


EVERETT, Mass. —An Everett police officer forced his 10-year-old son to lie facedown as he whipped the boy with a belt, prosecutors said Friday.

Officer Jermaine Bellard, 32, of Saugus, pleaded not guilty to one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and held on $1,000 bail.

Prosecutors said Bellard was angry after the boy
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Gee whiz, I wonder where his child learned to misbehave?!?


Chicago: New Law Bans Police Use Of Ticket Quotas posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (Chicago Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Legislation signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn bans Illinois police departments from assigning ticket quotas and evaluating officers based on how many citations they issue.

Quinn, a Democrat, said the new law will allow police to use their judgment in deciding whether to ticket a driver. The law, which applies to local, county and state law enforcement, took effect immediately.

“Law enforcement officers should have discretion on when and where to issue traffic citation
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Iraq Pays for Washington's Sins -- And We Will, Too posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
When Napoleon unwisely executed a political foe, his adviser Talleyrand said that it “worse than a crime – it was a blunder.”

The Iraq war was a world-historic crime. It was also one of the worst strategic blunders in recorded history. At least, that is the most charitable assessment that can honestly be made of the policy decisions that led to the unfolding regional catastrophe.

Prior to the US invasion in 2003, a handful of al-Qaeda cells found a haven in areas of
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Florida man shoots robber after 911 transfers him to voicemail posted 06/18/2014, 3:00 AM (My Fox Tampa Bay)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A home invasion and robbery in Pasco County is exposing some problems in the 911 dispatch system.

It happened earlier this week on Gwain Road in Port Richey. A man called 911 after four robbers with guns broke into his home, demanded money and prescription drugs.

The dispatcher tried to transfer the call from the fire department to law
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Military Blimps Will Float In Aberdeen, Tracking Potential Threats posted 06/18/2014, 2:59 AM (CBS Baltimore)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ)—Soon, Maryland will be the home to a couple of new landmarks. Actually, sky-marks.

As Mike Schuh reports, two large blimps will soon rise over Harford County and stay put.

Radar blimps like these have been used on the battlefield to track the enemy, and in the Caribbean to intercept drug runners.

Testing in Utah is complete. Now they’re being packed up and sent to Maryland.
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Wealthy Clintons Use Trusts to Limit Estate Tax They Back posted 06/18/2014, 2:59 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the U.S. from being dominated by inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it.

To reduce the tax pinch, the Clintons are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 percent of U.S. households in wealth. These moves, common among multimillionaires, will help shield some of their estate from the tax that now tops out at 40 percent of assets upon death.
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Publishing Source: Hillary Book a 'Bomb' posted 06/18/2014, 2:59 AM (The Weekly Standard)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In an email this evening, a veteran publishing source calls the latest Hillary Clinton book, Hard Choices, a memoir of her State Department years, a "bomb." The source is referring to the early but underwhelming sales figures.... (more)


'Bitcoin Jesus' Calls Rich to Tax-Free Tropical Paradise posted 06/18/2014, 2:59 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
He’s known as Bitcoin Jesus in the world of cyber-currencies. Though he can’t promise you heaven, he is offering a haven: a condo in the Caribbean that comes with a new passport and almost zero taxes. ... (more)


Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Has The Dept. Of Homeland Security Become America's Standing Army? posted 06/17/2014, 1:24 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS' governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most--a standing army on American soil.

The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and D
... (more)


Road Pirates and Prohibition Profiteers: Scenes from the Drug War in Treasure Valley posted 06/17/2014, 1:24 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
[Pictured: ISP Trooper Justin Klitch conducts a pretext stop, searching for weed.]

One of the risks of operating a medical marijuana dispensary is the possibility of attracting unwanted attention from violent, dishonest people willing to defraud and even kill others in order to indulge their addiction.

When a man calling himself "Dustin Hankins... (more)


Peoria Mayor Continues To Defend Police Raid Of Twitter User's Home, Threatens To Sue For Defamation posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Peoria mayor Jim Ardis has responded to the ACLU's announcement of its lawsuit against him (and several others) over the actions taken to shut down a parodic Twitter account. Ardis' "press conference" was really nothing more than him reading a prepared statement and refusing to answer any questions.
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State Legislators Discussing Laws That Will Put Law Enforcement Surveillance Cameras Inside Private Businesses posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The government does enjoy installing cameras pretty much everywhere it can do so with a minimum of complaints. If it thinks there might be some controversy, it just buries the details until after the fact.

Eugene Volokh has a roundup of new places state governments are planning to install cameras -- only the govern
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Pittsburgh Cop Caught On Video Repeatedly Punching Woman Who Made Him Fear For His Safety posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Pittsburgh cop claimed he broke through a crowd of 50 people to apprehend a woman who was attacking a man during a gay pride parade this weekend, only for her to start punching and kicking him in the groin and chest as the surrounding crowd joined in and started pushing him.

Officer Souroth Chatterji said he had no choice but to grab Ariel Lawther by the hair and punch her repe
... (more)


Peter Schiff On Gov't Push To Regulate Navigation Apps posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (YouTube)
[Category: General]


Baltimore TSA & Airport Police assault journalist for filming at checkpoint posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Adam gets assaulted by Baltimore Airport Police and TSA agents for exercising his right to film government agents in public. Police threaten him with arrest for refusing to show ID and provide his birth date. Hilarity ensues, but does he get arrested or make his flight?


Va. court convicts gun rights activist Adam Kokesh, faces possible 15 years in prison posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Gun rights activist Adam Kok­esh, who was convicted of drug and gun charges Thursday in a Fairfax County court, did not contest the allegations, but he called the raid that led to his arrest “political persecution.”

Kokesh, 32, entered an Alford plea in Circuit Court to two felonies related to his possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms while possessing a gun. In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a conv
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Trooper harassed the teen he killed, mother says posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (The Charleston Gazette)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The mother of an 18-year-old man shot and killed by a West Virginia State Police trooper last week told a sheriff’s deputy four months ago that the trooper, who is their neighbor, was harassing her son. ... (more)


Activists Are Planting Weed in Public All Over the UK posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (VICE United Kingdom)
[Category: Resistance]
The most recent action to come out of the UKCSC camp is an initiative called Feed the Birds, which basically involves people up and down the country planting cannabis seeds in public places in the hope that it will open a dialogue about Britain's current marijuana laws.... (more)


Add it to the pile: Misbehaving Bronx prosecutors rarely sanctioned posted 06/17/2014, 1:23 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Amid the continuing cavalcade of misconduct and corruption allegations from the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, the nonprofit investigative journalism outfit City Limits looks at similar problems in the Bronx.... (more)

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