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New York Cop Who Pepper Sprayed Man for Flipping Him Off Suspended Without Pay and Will Likely be Fired posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Thursday was a good day for Adam Rupeka, the New York man arrested last month for essentially flipping off a cop.  He learned that the cop who pepper sprayed him in the face just before executing a UFC style armlock has been suspended without pay and will likely face termination.

Better yet, he learned all the trumped up charges he faced, incl
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WVC Cop Involved in Danielle Willard Shooting Will Get His Job Back posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (Fox 13 Now)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WEST VALLEY CITY — A police officer involved in the shooting of Danielle Willard and fired over mishandling of evidence may soon get his job back, his lawyer told FOX 13.... (more)




New Snowden Documents Reveal Secret Memos Expanding Spying posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (ProPublica)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified NSA documents.

In mid-2012, Justice Department lawyers wrote two secret memos permitting the spy agency to begin hunting on Internet cables, without a warrant and on American soil, for data linked to computer intrusions originating abr
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Wrong Message in the Ulbricht Case posted 06/05/2015, 8:17 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
The first thing that entered my mind upon reading that New York City Federal Judge Katherine Forrest had sentenced Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht to life in prison without parole was, "What in the world could that woman be thinking?"

At the sentencing hearing, Forrest indicated that the draconian sentence she was imposing on Ulbricht was meant to serve as a message to discourage other people from following in Ulbricht's path. How in the world did she arrive at such nonsensical
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Americans Think 'USA Freedom Act' Gives Them Freedom posted 06/05/2015, 8:14 AM (RT)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


For In The NOW with Anissa Naouai, The Resident hits Times Square to ask people whether or not they know about The Patriot Act turning into the USA Freedom Act and what the ramifications might be. Most haven't heard of the acts, but none of them trust the government anyway.




A Modest Proposal To End Dating Anarchy And Regulate The Dating Market posted 06/05/2015, 8:14 AM (Government Denies Knowledge)
[Category: Commentary]
Dating and sex, as the means to procreate, are our biological imperative. How can we leave something so critically important to the very future of humanity up to the free market? How can we stand by while so many people are unhappy with the quality and quantity of romance in their lives? How can we justify the veritable anarchy that is the dating world when we accept government regulation in so many other areas of our lives that are deeply personal and important?... (more)


Are There Rules for Trade? posted 06/05/2015, 8:14 AM (Laurence M. Vance)
[Category: Economy]
Barack Obama has been lobbying Congress for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as “fast-track authority,” so the executive branch can work in secret on trade deals before submitting them to Congress for a quick up-or-down vote with limited time for debate, no provision for amendments, and no possibility of a Senate filibuster.

The president has made passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) a top priority
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How Governments Keep You (and Your Money) From Leaving posted 06/05/2015, 8:14 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
The IRS reports that more people renounced their US citizenship during the first quarter of 2015 than during any other quarter in history. Notably, a sizable portion of those renouncing their citizenship are doing so to escape heavy taxation. The United States is the only country other than the military dictatorship of Eritrea that taxes its citizens living abroad on all forms of in... (more)


America's Unwanted Ivy Leaguers Are Flocking to India posted 06/05/2015, 8:13 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
Kunal Bahl's American dream was coming together in late 2007. He had Ivy League degrees in business and engineering, a debut job at Microsoft Corp. and a roadmap to the career he’d always wanted in Silicon Valley.

Then his application for a U.S. visa was rejected and he was kicked out the country. Lucky for him.

Back in India, he got over the shock and founded a company in New Delhi with a childhood friend. Today Snapdeal.com is one of the most highly valued startup
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Thursday June 4th, 2015

Graphic Body Cam Footage Shows Killer Cop as He Murders an Innocent Unarmed Man posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Salt Lake City, UT — On August 11, 2014 Dillon Taylor was gunned down in broad daylight by Officer Bron Cruz.

The confrontation happened because Cruz confused Taylor with a possible criminal in the area.

Taylor, his brother, and his cousin were exiting a 7-Eleven in an area where police were searching for a suspect who had allegedly been waving a gun around.  These uninvolved young men allegedly
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Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
"A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy." -- Writers Against Mass Surveillance

THE GOOD NEWS: Americans have a right to freely express themselves on the Internet, including making threatening--even violent--statements on Facebook, provided that they don't intend to actually inflict harm.
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Lawsuit Claims Officer Pulled Down Woman's Pants, Exposed Himself On Domestic Call posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A lawsuit filed in federal court on May 27 alleges a “lewd and disgusting” Las Vegas police officer pulled down a woman’s pants, photographed her, and then exposed himself.

Sasha Boseke says she called the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on June 1, 2013, after a “domestic incident” with her boyfriend, who assaulted her. The boyfriend was arrested.
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Secret Aerial FBI Program Uncovered By 23-Year-Old Journalist posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (CBS Minneapolis)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The FBI has admitted to flying secret surveillance flights over American cities in recent weeks.

And records show that includes the Twin Cities.

Screen grabs from the flight-tracking website FlightRadar24.com show a small Cessna circled the Mall of America, Southdale Center in Edina, and downtown Minneapolis less than two weeks ago.

The story was first reported by Sam Richards who put out information under the twitter handle @Minn
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Cop Fired For Striking Handcuffed Suspect posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The video above was posted to Cop Block Central Florida’s Youtube channel and shows Detective Zach Pickett striking a man in the face while reading him his rights. Oh the irony there, right? According to the LiveLeak description:
South Daytona, FL – A South Daytona police officer accused of punching a handcuffed... (more)


Police Issue Arrest Warrants to Family Members for Cheering at Graduation Ceremony posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Senatobia, MS -- Four people were recently asked to leave Senatobia High School's graduation ceremony because they clapped and cheered for their loved ones. However, it did not stop there, the families were later served with warrants demanding that they appear in court to defend themselves against charges of “disturbing the peace.”

One parent, Linda Walker, explained to WREG that, "My 18-year-old daughter, Lanarcia Walker, graduated from Senatobia High," Walker said, explainin
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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (ProPublica)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted logo of the American Red Cross.

In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a multimillion-dollar project to transform the desperately poor area, which was hit hard by the earthquake that struck Haiti the year before. The main focus of the project — called
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Surveillance Video Proves NYPD Cops Lied About Dirt Bike Wreck That Killed Driver and Left Passenger Brain Dead posted 06/04/2015, 5:35 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Newly released surveillance footage showing a New York City police car mowing down a dirt bike, leaving a 20-year-old man dead and his 17-year-old male passenger paralyzed with brain damage, proved witnesses were correct when they accused the NYPD of lying.

Now the family of the teen is suing the New York City Police Department.

The incident took place in October 2012 but the video is just now surfacing, disproving the NYPD tale that police were not pursuing the occ
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Dark Markets Continue To Grow, Despite Silk Road Trial posted 06/04/2015, 5:33 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Economy]
With Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison to make an example of him in the new online version of our nation's drug wars, it raises a similar question to the one in the offline world: does this kind of thing have any impact at all? The Economist has a chart suggesting that nothing at all is changing and demand creates supply, as the number of drug listing... (more)


Google Takes MPAA to Court Over Secret Censorship Plans posted 06/04/2015, 5:33 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Hoping to find out more about the secret Internet censorship plans Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood was pushing, Google is now taking the MPAA to court. After several subpoenas remained largely unanswered, the search giant is now asking a New York federal court to ensure that the MPAA other parties hand over the requested information.... (more)


Kim Dotcom Thwarts Huge U.S. Government Asset Grab posted 06/04/2015, 5:33 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Kim Dotcom has booked a significant victory in his battle against U.S. efforts to seize assets worth millions of dollars. In a decision handed down this morning, Justice Ellis granted Dotcom interim relief from having a $67m forfeiture ordered recognized in New Zealand. Dotcom informs TF that the victory gives his legal team new momentum.... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 06/04/2015, 5:33 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Another jail guard goes down, a probation officer may need probation himself, and a Florida sheriff's officer was looking up information he wasn't supposed to. Let's get to it:

In Jacksonville, Florida, a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrol officer was arrested last Thursday as part of a federal drug round-up that netted 13 p
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Why Can't GreenCab Give You a Ride? HINT: It's Not Their Competition posted 06/04/2015, 5:32 AM (Institute for Justice)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Imagine a successful business with a history of innovation, job creation, and consumer satisfaction. Now imagine that this business is actually prohibited from opening in your town--not because the local government has any objection to its business model or its prices, but just because the local government thinks it has enough businesses in town. Sound crazy? Sounds like the story of Green Cab-
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Meet the People Getting Screwed Over By Jerry Brown's High Speed Rail posted 06/04/2015, 5:32 AM (Reason)
[Category: Economy]


Hundreds in Central Valley may lose property to make way for flawed train.


For Terrorist Fearmongers, It's Always the Scariest Time Ever posted 06/04/2015, 5:31 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Commentary]
For the fearmongers in the West and their allies, it’s always the scariest time ever; that “the threat has never been greater” is basically a slogan they reflexively spew.... (more)


Report Documents Benefit Of Longer Yellow in California posted 06/04/2015, 5:31 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: General]
Longer yellows reduce red light running, according to a newly released analysis. Safer Streets LA compiled citation data in six California cities to evaluate the effect of extending the duration of the yellow interval at intersections with red light cameras. Jay Beeber, the group's executive director, says when drivers have more advance warning that the signal is about to change to red, they are more likely to stop.... (more)


Becoming Disabled by Choice, Not Chance: 'Transabled' People Feel Like Impostors In Their Fully Working Bodies posted 06/04/2015, 5:31 AM (National Post)
[Category: Health]
OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident.

But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.

“My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and
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Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

Teenage Girl Wins $45,000 Settlement After Spending Night in Jail for Rejecting NYPD Cop's Flirty Advances posted 06/03/2015, 6:00 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Bronx teenager has been awarded $45,000 after she was thrown in jail overnight, along with her friend, for rejecting an NYPD cop’s advances.

The teenager also claimed that one of the arresting officers fondled her breasts as she was being frisked.

Natalie Erlich was only 17-years-old when she was approached by New York City police officer José Peinan in 2013, who was in plain clothes.

Erlich was grabbing an after school snack with a friend when Pein
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Cop Returns From Suspension For Shooting Unarmed Man, Shoots Another Unarmed Man posted 06/03/2015, 6:00 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Another officer given a "second chance" ends in someone dead.

From The Guardian:
An unarmed black 18-year-old accused of shoplifting was killed by a police officer in Virginia who had been barred from patrolling city streets for almost three years after fatally shooting another unarmed man.

William Chapman was shot dead by Stephen Rankin, a white Portsmo
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School Cop Arrested After Surveillance Video Showed Him Body Slam 13-Year-Old Boy posted 06/03/2015, 6:00 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kissimmee, FL — On May 8, at Kissimmee Middle School, a 13-year-old boy and his mother were meeting with the school resource officer, officer Mario Badia.

The meeting followed a domestic disturbance at the home of the boy. During that meeting, Badia claimed that the 13-year-old attacked him and that he had to use force.

However, after school officials saw the surveillance footage of the incident, they called the Kissimmee Police Department. According to the departme
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Study: The TSA's Security Theater Troupes Missed 95% Of Smuggled Weapons And Explosives posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When it's not aggressively groping patrons, being outwitted by TSA-safe luggage, failing to understand the First Amendment, trying to expand its authority in strange and aggressive new ways or burning thro... (more)


NYPD Cop Used Dead Man’s Credit Card to Buy Herself a Diamond Ring: DA posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Dead men tell no tales — and they don’t buy cops diamond rings.

Prosecutors say an NYPD officer on a call helped herself to a corpse’s credit card number to buy herself some bling.

Ymmacula Pierre “is accused of disgraceful conduct by using the credit card information of a dead man to buy expensive jewelry,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
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Washington Post Tracking Police Shooting Fatalities posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Sunday, the Washington Post ran a lengthy story about police shootings in the USA thus far this year.  Fatalities are now 385, about twice a day–and those are only the fatalities (if someone is shot and is crippled or is on life support, that’s not part of this tally).

Excerpt:
The most troubling ­cases began with a cry for help.

About half the shootings occurred after family members, neighbors or strangers sought help from police because someo
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Maoist Shaming Tactics Spread from Shanghai to Santa Monica and Silicon Valley posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Ariana Eunjung Cha reports on the newest target of public shaming in China:
Long before the Internet was invented, China’s Communist Party was already skilled in the art of public shaming.

Dissidents have been known to disappear and then reappear after having published essays of self-criticism. On state-run tele
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Cops Cleared in Shooting of 73-Year-Old Security Guard Who Called 911 for Help posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last month, grand juries cleared two police shooting cases that were brought to them by the State Attorney's Office in Broward County, including a case in which an elderly security guard was killed after he had called police to report a suspicious person.

In September 2012, Earl David Brown, age 73, was securing the grounds of the recycling facility, as he had for the past 35 years, when he reportedly noticed a "prowler" on the grounds. Brown called the Lauderhill Police Departme
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Farmer's Savings Among Police Seizures that Paid for Montana K-9 Unit posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (Star Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lorenzo Ayala saved more than $16,000 to buy tractor parts while on a road trip to Montana to visit a woman he met online, but he ended up unwittingly contributing it to the state's first K-9 unit.

Ayala forfeited his wad of cash after a state trooper became suspicious that the California farmer's generous amount of cologne, cluttered car and disputed criminal history were signs of drug trafficking.

Ayala, of Palo Alto, was never charged with a crime — but Montana k
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FREEDOM Act Passes Senate, Freedom Dies posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (Daniel McAdams)
[Category: Commentary]
By a vote of 67-32 the Senate today passed the USA FREEDOM Act, just days after the expiration of key elements of the USA PATRIOT Act. The FREEDOM Act is billed as a reform of the unconstitutional and recently-ruled illegal bulk collection of Americans’ telecommunications, but in fact it is a whole new level of attack on civil liberties.

Here are just a couple of way
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Man Under Surveillance by Joint Terrorism Task Force Shot Dead in Boston posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (NBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man wielding a large, military-style knife came at police and FBI agents as they attempted to interview him in Boston early Tuesday, and was fatally shot only after he refused to drop the weapon, officials said.

Usaamah Abdullah Rahim had been under 24-hour surveillance by the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, and a senior official told NBC News they were investigating whether the 26-year-old Boston man had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages and feared a
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Good example of the state-stenography journalism Glenn Greenwald talks so much about. - Chris


EFF Sued for Defamation by Patent Lawyer Behind April's Stupid Patent of the Month, Scott Horstemeyer posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
On May 26, 2015, Atlanta-based attorney Scott A. Horstemeyer sued the Electronic Frontier Foundation alleging that he was defamed by the April Stupid Patent of the Month blog post. Horstemeyer has demanded that EFF remove the post and publish an editorial repudiating it. EFF has declined this request and stands by the opinions expressed in the post. ... (more)


Trans-Pacific Partnership: WikiLeaks Announces $100K Bounty for Trade Deal Text posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (Politico)
[Category: Resistance]
WikiLeaks announced an effort Tuesday to crowd-source a $100,000 reward for the remaining chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, after the organization published three draft chapters of the deal in recent years.

“The transparency clock has run out on the TPP. No more secrecy. No more excuses. Let’s open the TPP once and for all,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a statement.
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$1.38M Cop Beating Settlement Will Cost Inkster Taxpayers posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (Detriot Free Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Inkster property owners will soon face a one-time tax hit to cover a settlement reached between the city and a man beaten by a police officer during a traffic stop.

City Treasurer Mark Stuhldreher said Inkster will levy 6.45 mills on summer tax bills to pay Floyd Dent $1,377,500.

That means property owners will shell out about $178.67 on a home with a market value of $55,400, the median value of a home in Inkster, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
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Two Admit Plot to Blow Up Police Station, St. Louis County Prosecutor and Ferguson Police Chief posted 06/03/2015, 5:54 AM (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
[Category: General]
Two men who met during the Ferguson protests and plotted violence against law enforcement admitted in federal court here Tuesday that they planned to blow up a police station, the top St. Louis County prosecutor and the Ferguson police chief.

Olajuwon Ali Davis, 23, and Brandon Orlando Baldwin, 24, each pleaded guilty of four explosives and gun charges that will carry seven-year prison terms when the men are sentenced Aug. 31.

They met in August in Ferguson, during
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Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

FBI Spying On Americans With 'Small Air Force' Of Low-Flying Planes: AP Report posted 06/02/2015, 10:28 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology - all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.

The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI sai
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Cops Caught On Video Accidentally Pepper-Spraying Each Other As They Beat Handcuffed Man posted 06/02/2015, 10:27 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A video of Palm Beach Sheriff’s deputies beating a man at a traffic has just been uncovered by local CBS 12 in Florida.

The video clearly shows Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office tasering, pepper-spraying and beating a man at a traffic stop after they say he “resisted” them.

The stop occurred on November 28, 2013, and involved the locally-notorious Deputy Ernest Cantu – who has shot at least three other suspects to death in the past, including just over a month ago in Apr
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Only "Blue Lives" Really Matter posted 06/02/2015, 5:16 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
When Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo mounted the hood of a Chevy Malibu and fired fifteen shots through the windshield, killing Timothy Russell and Melissa Williams, he behaved in an “unreasonable” and “unconstitutional” fashion. This was the testimony offered by W. Ken Katsaris, a nationally renowned expert witness on use-of-force issues, during Brelo’s bench trial for two counts of voluntary manslaughter.

Brelo
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Vince Vaughn: "Snowden's a Hero, Drug War's a Failure, and Guns Aren't for Hunting" posted 06/02/2015, 5:16 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Resistance]
In a recent interview with the British edition of GQ magazine, Vince Vaughn held no punches about his thoughts on liberty in America.

A preview of the interview was posted on the GQ website Monday highlighting four key points. The first point was about Vaughn’s role in “assembly-line comedies” to which he responded candidly and honestly.

The next three topics of conversation, however, is when the interview became particularly interesting.

All too ofte
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US Government Making Another Attempt To Regulate Code Like It Regulates International Weapons Sales posted 06/02/2015, 5:16 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
When code is treated like weapons, bad things happen. Governing bodies have previously treated encryption as weaponry, ensuring that only the powerful will have access to strong encryption while the general public must make do with weaker or compromised variants.

More recently, the US government went after the creator of a 3D-pri
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It's A Few Bad Apples Or Police Departments Or Maybe The Entire System posted 06/02/2015, 5:16 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Commentary]
“It’s just a few bad apples.”

This is pretty much how every police apologist begins the argument, when faced with instances of law enforcement malfeasance. While there are a slew of familiar excuses for various acts of police abuse – “just doing their jobs,” “the victim was drunk,” “the victim asked for it because he failed to comply,” etc., those become difficult to apply when police behavior is so inexcusable and abhorrent that even their staunchest defenders are at a loss for
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Michigan Cops Raided and Robbed Medical Marijuana Patient of Everything, Even Her Vibrator posted 06/02/2015, 5:16 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Aside from the so-called War on Drugs being a great success for the government on multiple levels and a boon to thugs who get off on beating their non-violent employers fellow citizens - it also creates an environment ripe for other forms of abuse.

Meet Civil Asset Forfeiture where cops take everything from a suspect and simply keep it even after the trumped
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Dread Pirate Roberts, Beyond The Law! posted 06/02/2015, 5:15 AM (C4SS.org)
[Category: Commentary]
Ross Ulbricht has been sentenced to die inside a cage. We call this a “life sentence”, but it is a death sentence. His fate is quite literally to die in a cage in order to punish him for operating the online drug market known as the Silk Road. But truly, that is not his crime. His crime is defiance, or really, his crime is truth telling. The truth is, there is life beyond the law. When sentencing him, that is what the judge justified her sentence with — he lived without regard to what she wished... (more)


Only Supporters of 'White Privilege' Oppose the Panopticon posted 06/02/2015, 5:15 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
Owing to his Pakistani ancestry, former FBI double agent Naveed Jamali was able to exploit the perception of “conflicting allegiances” when trying to lure Russian businessmen into sting operations. Once he mustered out of service with the American version of the Cheka, he found himself “fighting a new battle: The Assumption War,” Jamali writes in Salon. ... (more)


Florida Agency Says Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors posted 06/02/2015, 5:15 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Economy]
There are a series of big important lawsuits currently under way, exploring the question of whether or not drivers for ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft are "employees" or "contractors." It seems fairly obvious that they should be contractors -- they use their own equipment, they set their own schedules,... (more)


May Drug War Mayhem: Five Civilians, Two Police Officers Dead in Separate Incidents posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police enforcing the drug laws killed five people in separate incidents last month. The victims become the 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th persons to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. Also killed in May drug war mayhem were two Mississippi police officers whose deaths were noted earlier here.

Here's who was killed and the circumstances in which they died:

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Photo Proves Police Covered Up Shooting of Florida Man Carrying BB Gun posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“He’s a black dude… he’s carrying a rifle!” the 911 caller declared. The incident occurred in Florida, where open carry of a BB-gun is completely legal, just like it is in Ohio where John Crawford was shot.

Just like John Crawford, who was killed by Beavercreek police in a Walmart pet food aisle, Jermaine McBean was carrying an air rifle, not a real gun.
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Hacked Emails Expose George Soros As Ukraine Puppet-Master posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Just days after George Soros warned that World War 3 was imminent unless Washington backed down to China on IMF currency basket inclusion, the hacker collective CyberBerkut has exposed the billionaire as the real puppet-master behind the scenes in Ukraine. In 3 stunning documents, allegedly hacked from email correspondence between the hedge fund manager and Ukraine President Poroshenko, Soros lays out "A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine," expresses his confidence ... (more)


You're a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World -- How to Not Get Caught posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (David Montgomery)
[Category: Commentary]
Sometimes you just get lucky.

I was in Amsterdam when the Snowden story broke. CNN was non-stop asking politicians and pundits, “Is Edward Snowden a traitor?” Those who said he betrayed America also said something else: Mass surveillance is only an issue if you’re a criminal. If you’ve got nothing to hide then you’ve got nothing to fear.
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Iran's Criminal Justice System Looks Like Gitmo's posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian is being prosecuted in Iran for "espionage for the hostile government of the United States." He was initially arrested and incarcerated without any charges being filed against him. He is now being tried in a secret trial before an unsympathetic judge.

Sound familiar?

It should. It's the same type of "judicial" system that the U.S. government employs at Guantanamo Bay.
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ISIS Fighter Was Trained by State Department posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (CNN)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
An ISIS fighter who calls for jihad in a new online video was trained in counterterrorism tactics on American soil, in a program run by the United States, officials tell CNN.

The video features a former police commander from Tajikistan named Col. Gulmurod Khalimov. He appears in black ISIS garb with a sniper rifle and a bandolier of ammunition. He says in the video that he participated in programs on U.S. soil three times, at least one of which was in Louisiana.

The
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Poll: Americans support Rand Paul’s NSA position over Mitch McConnell’s posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (Politico)
[Category: Resistance]
A new poll from Morning Consult found that 27 percent of respondents prefer allowing provisions that enable the National Security Agency to collect bulk data on Americans’ cell phones to expire, like the 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul. Only 12 percent agree with McConnell that the Patriot Act provisions should be extended as they were originally p... (more)


St. Louis County Towns Continue to Treat Residents Like ATMs posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Now that the many, many municipalities in St. Louis County face the prospect of a state law imposing a lower limit on how much revenue they can generate from traffic offenses (along with a credible threat of actually enforcing that law), they seem to be turning instead to non-traffic-related offenses, which aren’t covered by the new policy.... (more)


Thousands of Teenage Girls Enduring Debilitating Illnesses After Routine School Cancer Vaccination posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Brave New World]
When Caron Ryalls was asked to sign consent forms so that her then 13-year-old daughter, Emily, could be vaccinated against cervical cancer, she assumed it was the best way to protect Emily’s long-term health.

Yet the past four years have turned into a nightmare for the family as Emily soon suffered side effects. Only two weeks after her first HPV injection, the teenager experienced dizziness and nausea.

“The symptoms grew increasingly worse after the second and thi
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