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FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The New York Times has published an unredacted version of the famous "suicide letter" from the FBI to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The letter, recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, is a disturbing document. But it's also something that everyone in the United States should read, bec... (more)


Man Calls 9-1-1 to Report a Gunman, When Cops Show Up they Shoot the Caller posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Vancouver, Wash. -- A tip to 9-1-1 about a gunman on the run led to an officer involved shooting. The problem is that the person the cops shot wasn't the suspect, but the 9-1-1 caller, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

The police were conducting a manhunt on Halloween morning for John Kendall, 59, after Kendall shot his neighbor, Abigail Mounce. Kendall had been to court that morning with his neighbor for a civil dispute prior to shooting her.
... (more)




How Many Lies Can This One LAPD Officer Tell While Being Recorded? posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Los Angeles, CA — Police accountability specialists Daniel Saulmon, AKA Tom Zebra, along with Ricky Munday, were responding to complaints of people being harassed by police in South Central Los Angeles when they ran into Officer Wank.

As Munday and Saulmon were biking down the road, they had to swerve into traffic to miss a patrol car that
... (more)


How Do You Have A Town Of 300 Residents... And 100 Police Officers? You Let Anyone 'Buy' A Job As A Cop posted 11/12/2014, 7:56 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Oakley, Michigan has only 300 residents. Up until very recently, it also had 100 police officers. How does a town end up with a police force equal to one-third of its population? To answer that question, you have to go back to when it had a single police officer.
Oakley, Mi. is barely a town at 300 people, only one streetlight and, until recent... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 11/12/2014, 7:55 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Busy, busy. A crooked FBI agent is wreaking havoc with drug cases in DC, rip-off cops get busted in Chicago and Philly, an Alabama cop gets nailed for making a woman cook meth for him, and more. Let's get to it:

In Washington, DC, a federal judge threw out 13 more tainted drug cases last Friday. US District Judge Reggie Walt
... (more)




Under Texas Bill, Cops To Collect Traffic Fines On the Spot Via Credit or Debit Card posted 11/12/2014, 7:55 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A house bill recently introduced in the Texas legislature would allow police officers to collect immediate payment from "defendants" for Class C misdemeanor traffic fines "by use of a credit or debit card," completely circumventing the rule of law and citizens’ due process rights. H.B. No. 121, introduced on Monday by State Rep. Allen Fletcher, concerns "an alternative means of payment of... (more)


Epileptic Woman Calls 9-1-1 For Help, Beaten When Seizures Mistaken For 'Resisting Arrest' posted 11/12/2014, 7:55 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PISMO BEACH, CA — A woman was arrested and suffered numerous injuries after she phoned for help during an epileptic episode. She alleges that she was needlessly assaulted after her seizures were interpreted as “resisting arrest.”... (more)


Probe Of FBI Agent Has Devastating Effect On D.C. Drug Cases posted 11/12/2014, 7:54 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The way federal authorities told it, the 14 people were dangerous drug dealers who brought large quantities of heroin to D.C. streets. They were an older crew, but what they lacked in youthful energy they made up for in sophistication. They sometimes talked in code, referring to the drugs they sold as “hamburgers” or “doughnuts” to evade detection.

And now, it seems, after being caught in an elaborate federal sting, they will all be back on the streets.

Federal pro
... (more)


Why Innocent People Plead Guilty posted 11/12/2014, 7:54 PM (The New York Review of Books)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The guidelines, like the mandatory minimums, provide prosecutors with weapons to bludgeon defendants into effectively coerced plea bargains. ... (more)


Tuesday November 11th, 2014

The Devil's Bargain: The Illusion of a Trouble-Free Existence in the American Police State posted 11/11/2014, 5:51 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus--the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers' enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus and to trample u... (more)




Border Patrol Smashes Their Way Into Vehicle As Man Refuses To Comply With Internal Checkpoint posted 11/11/2014, 5:51 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man in Texas was dragged from his vehicle by border patrol agents who smashed through his window after he refused to answer their questions at a checkpoint more than 50 miles away from the Southern border.

“I am pretty sure my rights were infringed upon at the Hwy 281 Border Patrol Checkpoint just south of Falfurrias, Texas,” T
... (more)


8-Year-Old Boy Watches as His Mom is Beaten to a Pulp by Police posted 11/11/2014, 5:51 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Winnipeg, CA — Halloween night turned into a real nightmare for a Winnipeg woman after police showed up and beat her in her own home in front of her 8-year-old son.

Lara Sinclair has filed a formal complaint with the Law Enforcement Review Agency, stating that a Winnipeg police officer assaulted her on Halloween night.

Sinclair says that a misunder
... (more)


Worship the Veterans Day posted 11/11/2014, 5:50 PM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Commentary]
Veterans Days is misnamed.

It was originally termed Armistice Day--a day to commemorate the signing of the armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that ended fighting on the Western Front in World War I, "the war to end all wars." After World War II, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day as a tribute to all U.S. soldiers who fought for the government in some unnecessary foreign conflict.

But that is not why it is misnamed.

Alt
... (more)


Let's Rid America of Veterans posted 11/11/2014, 5:50 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
The reason there is a large contingent of veterans in the United States is twofold: (1) because of the many foreign wars waged by the U.S. government in this century and the last and (2) the radical restructuring of America's governmental system into a national-security state, one that consists of an enormous permanent standing army, a vast empire of overseas and domestic military bases, a military-industrial complex, a CIA, and a NSA.

Our 19th-century American ancestors didn't ha
... (more)


Obama's AG Nominee Has Seized $904 Million In Private Property Through "Civil Asset Forfeiture" posted 11/11/2014, 5:49 PM (Poor Richard's News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In recent months, much has been written about the concept of "civil asset forfeiture," in which police routinely steal billions of dollars worth of private property without even so much as criminal charges.  As it turns out, Loretta Lynch is all for it, and her US attorney’s office has benefited from it to the tune of nearly a BILLION dollars. 

from Wall St
... (more)


Washington Cops Love Body Cams; Until Citizens Request Footage posted 11/11/2014, 5:49 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Several police departments in Washington state that have been using body cams said they were pleased at the technology which allowed them to hold their officers accountable for their actions.

But that was before a citizen began making public records requests for these videos.

Now they are considering dismantling the program.
... (more)


Former Maine State Police Chief's Name Removed From 'Legendary Trooper' List After Child Sexual Abuse Conviction posted 11/11/2014, 5:49 PM (Bangor Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
AUGUSTA, Maine — The name of a former chief of the Maine State Police has been removed from a list of “Legendary Troopers” after his conviction Tuesday of unlawful sexual contact with a young child.... (more)


Monday November 10th, 2014

Asset Forfeiture as Cop-Shopping posted 11/10/2014, 4:28 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Undercover police monitoring a bar in Las Cruces, New Mexico were giddy with covetousness when they saw a man drive up in a brand-new Mercedes. As city attorney Harry S. Connelly later explained, the cops were delighted to find that the man had been drinking, exclaiming: "We can hardly wait."

Under what Las Cruces calls the law, vehicles can be confiscated from suspected drunk drivers through civil asset forfeiture -- a process that doesn’t require a criminal conviction, or even c
... (more)


Veteran Police Officer Defends Law Enforcement's Use Of Military Vehicles Using Condescension And Baseless Claims posted 11/10/2014, 4:28 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If you're like several law enforcement agencies here in the US, there's a good chance you've obtained a heavily-armored vehicle from the Dept. of Defense's 1033 program. Like much of the military equipment obtained through this program (often with the assistance of DHS grants), an MRAP doesn't so much address... (more)


No Charges for DEA Agent Who Shot Innocent Grandmother During Botched Raid posted 11/10/2014, 4:28 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Manchester, NH — A DEA agent who shot an innocent grandmother during a botched raid on her home will not face any charges.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster announced last week that the shooting was accidental, therefore no charges will be filed against the agent involved.

The search warrant was served as part of a series of 13 raids to investigate several people allegedly selling prescription painkillers without government authorization.

... (more)


Saratoga Deputy Arrested for Slapping Citizen on Video posted 11/10/2014, 4:27 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two days after a video went viral, showing a Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputy slapping a man because he did not consent to having his car searched, the deputy was arrested and jailed by his own department.

Sergeant Shawn Glans, who was placed on unpaid administrative leave, was also forced to resign in what will probably go down as the quickest internal invest
... (more)


Obamacare Architect: "Lack of Transparency" Was Key to Fooling 'Stupid Americans' posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In a newly uncovered video, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber admits that a “lack of transparency” was key in getting the Affordable Care Act passed because "the stupidity of the American voter" would have otherwise killed the bill.

From 2009-2010 Gruber, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration during which time he helped craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonl
... (more)


Cop Suspended After Throwing Homeless Man's Backpack In River posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (WV Gazette)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Charleston police officer is expected to resign after he threw a homeless man’s backpack into the Elk River during a confrontation in August, according to several sources close to the investigation. The man’s backpack contained a laptop that had the only photographs he had of his late wife, the sources said.... (more)


George W. Bush: I Don't Regret Waging War Against Iraq posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In an interview that aired Sunday, the former two-term president told Bob Schieffer of CBS News, "I think it was the right decision [to go into Iraq]."

"My regret is that...a violent group of people have risen up again," he continued. "This is 'Al Qaeda plus'...they need to be defeated. And I hope we do...I hope the strategy works."

Bush reiter
... (more)


Ex-MI6 Chief Named As Sexual Abuser Of Boys At Dolphin Square posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (ExaroNews)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
One of the VIPs who sexually abused boys at an apartment complex near Parliament has been identified as a former deputy director of MI6.

The disclosure of his identity to Exaro by a key witness has also been provided to Scotland Yard for its new investigation into historical allegations that MPs and other prominent people carried out child sex abuse at Dolphin Square and elsewhere.
... (more)


Catalonia Overwhelmingly Voices Desire for Independence posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Voters in Catalonia on Sunday proved overwhelmingly in favor of claiming their independence from Spain with more than 80 percent of those who turned out for the non-binding resolution declaring their desire to separate themselves formally from Spain.

Though a Spanish court declared the vote invalid even before it took place, proponents of the referendum in the autonomous north-east region declared the vote a great success and said it proves that a full and binding election on inde
... (more)


Homeless Woman Fined For Building Her Own Home posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (Yahoo News)
[Category: Economy]
A First Nations woman in Northern Ontario faces thousands of dollars in fines and a stop-work order on the cabin she is attempting to build in the place where she grew up.... (more)


"If You Like Your Internet"... Obama Calls For Regulation To Keep "Internet Open" posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
"An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life," begins the President as he explains why the FCC should regulate the internet for Americans' own good.... (more)


Saturday November 8th, 2014

"Ya Wanna F***ing Resist?" posted 11/08/2014, 11:42 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


“Let me see your f****g key,” grunted Saratoga County, New York Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Glans at Colin Fitch during a nighttime encounter in a parking lot.

“Why?” inquired the terrified but resolute young man.

“I’m going to search your f*****g car, that’s why,” persisted the costumed bully.

“You can’t do that,” fitch replied, thereby issuing a lawful
... (more)


Friday November 7th, 2014

'Most Decorated Police Chief In Maine History' Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 4-Yr-Old Relative posted 11/07/2014, 5:35 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A highly decorated police chief accused in the past of covering for a child molester just plead guilty to child molestation himself and received a meager 4 year sentence, despite admitting to repeatedly molesting a 4-year-old relative.

From Portland Press Herald:
One of the mostly highly decorated police officers in Maine’s history was sent... (more)


Evidence 'Disappears' After Mesa Police Chief Crashes Porsche posted 11/07/2014, 5:35 PM (AZ Central)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Documents and expert opinion show there may be more to a single-vehicle wreck involving Mesa's police chief than he's ever disclosed. The dispatch log from the incident is missing nearly 40 pages and the official report includes no photographs, nor any record of any eyewitness account despite evidence of at least one witness coming forward.

Now some are asking whether information may have been deliberately omitted.
... (more)


Offend the Police -- Lose Your Job posted 11/07/2014, 5:34 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When an employee in the productive sector offends the company's customer base, he can expect to the censured, sanctioned, or sacked. Customers who complain about such an employee can expect that their opinions will be listened to politely and respectfully. After all, the owners of the company are vividly aware that the public can take its business elsewhere, so retaining their loyalty is a compelling priority.

By way of contrast, when a police officer employed in the coercive sect
... (more)


The Political Sterility of Jon Stewart posted 11/07/2014, 5:34 PM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
Political satire has a long and honorable history: Aristophanes, William Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift; W.S. Gilbert; George Orwell; Tom Lehrer, David Frost, and That Was the Week That Was; George Carlin; Spitting Image, Yes, Minister; the Smothers Brothers; the early Saturday Night Live, Dave Barry, The Onion, South P... (more)


Surprise: The Drug War Isn't About Drugs posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (Kevin Carson)
[Category: Commentary]
On the morning of November 6 the US Federal Bureau of Investigation trumpeted its takedown of the Silk Road 2.0 website and the arrest of  alleged operator Blake Benthall.

In so doing the FBI demonstrated, once again, that the War on Drugs has nothing to do with anything its propagandists claim it’s about. If drug criminalization is a public safety issue — about fighting violent crime and gangs, or preventing overdoses and poisoning — shutting down Silk Road is one of the dumbest
... (more)


There's Already A Silk Road 3.0 posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (Business Insider)
[Category: Economy]
Hours after the FBI seized the Silk Road 2.0, the deep web's infamous illegal drug marketplace, there's already another version of the site on the internet. ... (more)


Ex-Philadelphia Police Officer Charged With Participating In Scheme To Extort Money, Drugs From Dealers posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (CBS Philly)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A former Philadelphia cop is charged with participating in a scheme to extort drugs and money from drug dealers and drug buyers while working as a Philadelphia Police officer.

According to the indictment, Christopher Saravello, 37, conspired with others to rob the dealers and buyers of cash and Oxycontin as well as other controlled substances between Nov. 2011 and June 2012.

Saravello’s co-conspirators would allegedly alert him to a drug transa
... (more)


After Partner's Suicide, Alleged Dirty Sheriff's Cop Released On Bond posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (FOX 32 News Chicago)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two days after his partner apparently hanged himself in a downtown federal jail cell, an allegedly corrupt Cook County sheriff's police officer was released on bond Wednesday by a judge who said he was “very concerned” about the officer's mental health.

Robert Vaughan, 44, allegedly conspired with his former partner Stanley M. Kogut, 45, to commit robberies of marijuana, contraband cigarettes and cash, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
... (more)


3 Romulus Police Officers Sentenced to Probation in Corruption Case posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (WXYZ.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Three former Romulus police officers have been sentenced to probation in connection with a corruption case that sent the city's former chief to jail.

The officers will also have to pay restitution in the case.

Richard Balzer was given 3 years probation and must pay back $11,000 to the city. Donald Hopkins was sentenced to 2 years probation, as was Richard Landry. Hopkins must pay back $1,333 and Landry must pay back $4,650.

Two
... (more)


Cop Accused Of Filming Women Undressing at Tanning Salon posted 11/07/2014, 5:17 PM (CBS 5)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
AVONDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

A Goodyear police officer is accused of recording at least 21 women while they were undressing in an Avondale tanning salon.

One of the victims reported seeing a camera phone on top of the dividing wall separating the tanning salon rooms as she undressed, Avondale police spokesman Sgt. Mathew Hintz said.

After her report, police discovered there were an additional 20 women who were recorded.

"He was reaching over o
... (more)


How Many Muslim Countries Has the U.S. Bombed Or Occupied Since 1980? posted 11/07/2014, 5:11 PM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Commentary]
Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference yesterday, announced that he would seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the new Congress, one that would authorize Obama’s bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria--the one he began three months ago. If one were being generous, one co... (more)


Was Alex Brown a CIA Front When It Was "Innocuously" Shorting 9/11? posted 11/07/2014, 5:11 PM (Emptywheel)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
[...] when Alex Brown was shorting United and American stocks in the days before 9/11, it didn’t just have a former employee at the CIA. It had served as a cover for that former employer while he was working for the CIA.... (more)


Hollywood Source: Producer of New TWA 800 Movie Received Threat posted 11/07/2014, 5:11 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
A Hollywood source has told Infowars that makers of the upcoming movie Courier X, a drama about the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800, were visited on set by two men who threatened the producer that it would be in his best interests to stop filming.... (more)


Ted Rall: What Really Went Wrong at First Look Media posted 11/07/2014, 5:11 PM (Ted Rall)
[Category: Commentary]
Just over one year ago, billionaire eBay cofounder Pierre Omidyar issued one of the most dramatic announcements America’s beleaguered journalists had experienced in their lifetimes. After decades of closing newspapers, shrinking newsrooms, vanishing foreign bureaus and the near extinction of investigative report... (more)


Thursday November 6th, 2014

Police Arrest 90-Year-Old Man And Two Ministers For Illegally Feeding The Homeless posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Three charitable volunteers, including a 90-year-old man and two Christian ministers, were dragged away in handcuffs after illegally feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale.

The ringleader of the criminal charity work is Arnold Abbott, 90, who runs a non-profit organization called “Love Thy Neighbor.” Since 1991, the Christian man has been making hundreds of meals per week in the k
... (more)


Chicago Transit Cops Start Up Their Own Security Theater, Will Start Randomly Swabbing Bags For Explosive Residue posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It appears Chicago wants to get in on New York City's racket -- steamrolling civil liberties because of a supposed terrorism nexus. For New York City, it's been every day since Sept. 11th, 2001, greatly aided and abetted by a nanny statist mayor and a police commissioner who'd n... (more)


For Once, SWAT Operators Didn't Terrorize Kids posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Exchanging one set of costumes for another of a more benign variety, a dozen SWAT operators from the Toledo Police Department posing as superheroes performed for sick children at the ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

“It was cool,” said Officer Matthew Slaman, who dressed as the Adamantium-enhanced mutant Wolverine. “It was a lot of fun to see their faces light up, and h
... (more)


Election 2014: The Good News and Bad posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
The 2014 midterm election delivered both good news and bad. The good news is that the losers lost. The bad news is that the winners won.

Journalist Mike Barnicle says he's never seen an election in which the people feel so distant from the government. I wish his diagnosis were right, but I suspect it is not. True, voter turnout likely set no records for a midterm, but this doesn't indicate alienation as much as disgust with the particular cast of incumbents. Who wouldn't be disgus
... (more)


A Small Victory for Freedom posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Commentary]
One of the most ridiculous things about the government's war on drugs is that it classifies marijuana in the same category as dangerous drugs such as heroin, thus making marijuana worse than morphine, cocaine, methamphetamine, and phenobarbital.

Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). As a Schedule I drug, marijuana supposedly meets the following criteria:

1. The drug or other substance has a high p
... (more)


Lew Rockwell On The Great News From the 2014 Elections posted 11/06/2014, 2:27 PM (LRC Blog)
[Category: Commentary]
"Two-thirds of the people eligible to vote didn’t. Since only 1/3 of the people voted for the regime, shouldn't it be democratically dissolved? And notice that we have to go to Al Jazeera to get the truth. The cheerleading State media of the US are silent."


After 13 Years Imprisoned Without Charge, Man Released From Guantanamo posted 11/06/2014, 2:26 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man held at the Guantánamo Bay prison for nearly 13 years without charge has been transferred to his home country of Kuwait.

The Department of Defense made the announcement of his release Wednesday.

Thirty-seven-year-old Fawzi al Odah is the first man to be released based on the assessment of the Periodic Review Board, a body established in 2011 through an executive order and tasked with ev
... (more)


SHOCK VIDEO! What Street Harassment ACTUALLY Looks Like! posted 11/06/2014, 2:26 PM (Carey Wedler)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


You won't believe the level of street harassment carried out by these chauvinist pigs!


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 11/06/2014, 2:26 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Trouble is brewing in Detroit and DC, a Texas narc gets in trouble, so does a Miami cop, so does a Camden cop and a suburban St. Louis one. Let's get to it:

In Washington, DC, a probe into a possibly crooked FBI agent led to at least a dozen convicts being released from prison by last Friday. The as yet unnamed agent was assig
... (more)


FBI Arrests SpaceX Employee, Alleging He Ran The 'Deep Web' Drug Marketplace Silk Road 2.0 posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Business Insider)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The FBI and Europol have conducted a joint operation to take down the internet’s thriving “deep web” drug marketplaces.

The official FBI New York Twitter account just confirmed the seizure of Silk Road 2.0, saying that the site’s alleged operator, Blake Benthall, was arrested in San Francisco on Wednesday. He now potentially faces life in prison, the FBI says.
... (more)


Judge Says City of Philadelphia Can Take Artist's Studio, Turn It Into Grocery Store posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
James Dupree is a world-renowned artist and native son of Philadelphia, who is about to see his art studio turned into a grocery store, thanks to the rubber-stamp review that passes for judging when his city exercises the power of eminent domain. ... (more)


Jeff Gray Illegally Detained, Harassed, Stalked, and Treated Like Sex Offender For Photographing Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After subjecting Jeff Gray to five separate police investigations involving at least eight officers during his latest investigation, it appears the people guarding the Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center are either truly concerned about people taking pictures of juveniles in public, or they are desperately hiding something.... (more)


Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Slashdot)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
An anonymous reader writes
German newspaper FAZ reports (google translated version) that, after facing... (more)


The End of QE Is Not the End of Bad Policy posted 11/06/2014, 2:25 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
Recently the financial press and media has been abuzz as the Federal Reserve moved closer to the anticipated end to its massive bond and mortgage backed securities purchases known as quantitative easing. James Bullard, President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, stirred controversy last week when he suggested the Fed should consider continuing the bond buying program after October. But at the October 29th meeting, the policy makers did as anticipated and "agreed to end its asset purch... (more)


Wednesday November 5th, 2014

The Biggest Obstacle to Freedom posted 11/05/2014, 2:14 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Expressing their obvious contempt for the overall situation in America, voters played their latest game of musical chairs by putting Republicans back in charge of Congress.

It won't make any difference at all. That's because the Republicans who have been installed into power are as statist as the Democrats they are replacing.

What really matters with respect to a free society is not a new set of statists to replace an old set of statists. That's one of the things th
... (more)


The FBI: America's Secret Police posted 11/05/2014, 2:14 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.—President Harry S. Truman
Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Intimidation tactics. Harassment. Torture. Brutality. Widespread corruption. Entrapment schemes.

These are the hallmar
... (more)


Virginia Police Departments Have Been Collaborating On An Ad Hoc, Secret Phone Record Database posted 11/05/2014, 2:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Do you ever get the feeling that some law enforcement agencies just do whatever the hell they want? In most areas, this is the exception rather than the rule. In Virginia, however, that ratio seems to be reversed. Last year, an ACLU FOIA request uncovered the Virginia State Police's wholesale harvesting of licen... (more)

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Psychotic Vegas Cop Filmed Beating Man For Filming In Viral Video Queitly Hired By Another Dept. - 12/17Cop Was Not Fired Despite 75 Counts of Stalking and Harassment -- Now He Just Shot a Mother and Her Daughter - 12/17Cops Called For Wellness Check Beat Innocent Man, Pile On False Charges; Jury Exonerates, Twice - 12/17Florida Cop Gets Schooled in Law After Harassing Man for Playing Rap Song, "F**k tha Police" - 12/16Police Using Social Media Posts to Determine "Threat Score" of Suspects - 12/16High Profile Witness In Alleged Excessive Force Case Records His Own Stop And Arrest - 12/16US Supreme Court Allows Traffic Stop Searches When No Law Violated - 12/16Congress Proposes Bill to Address the Problem of Immunity for Killer Cops - 12/16

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