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The State Just Got in the Drug Dealing Business, First Ever Govt-Owned Pot Shop to Open Saturday posted 03/07/2015, 5:16 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
North Bonneville, WA — If ever there was a litmus test for the inconsistencies within the state, it can be seen now in Washington state.

This Saturday, in a small Washington town, the government will become drug dealers when the city of North Bonneville opens the doors to the first ever government owned pot shop.
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Thursday March 5th, 2015

Vet Facing Life Sentence Found Not Guilty for Aiming Pistol at Cops Who Failed to Identify as Cops posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Resistance]
Austin, TX– The trial of Marine veteran Gene Vela ended on Wednesday when a jury found him not guilty of aggravated assault on a public servant.

The charges were brought against the veteran after an intense police standoff in November, 2013, which concluded with him being shot by police three times. The man was months away from receiving his master’s degree when th
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DOJ Invites The ATF To The War On Drugs, Grants It Power To Process Its Own 'Drug-Related' Forfeitures posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If you love our nation's stupid Drug War and our government's legalized theft system d/b/a asset forfeiture… well, it's highly unlikely that you read this blog with any regularity. If you don't like either of those, then here's more bad news for you.

The ATF -- another rogue DOJ agency and one which was previously only a
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Texas Cops Arrest Man for Video Recording, Claiming They Needed Phone as "Evidence" posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Texas cop arrested a man for video recording him as they were making an arrest, ordering the man to either delete the video or hand it over as “evidence.”

The Cisco police officer then stormed up to another person who was recording and tried to rip the phone out of his hands.

But that phone apparently ended up in the hands of a woman, who continued recording.
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Whittier Police Officers Sue, Say They Were Forced To Meet Quotas, Faced Retaliation posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (LA Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Six Whittier police officers are suing the city, saying they faced retaliation when they complained and refused to meet alleged ticket and arrest quotas.

Officers Jim Azpilicueta, Anthony Gonzalez, Mike Rosario, Nancy Ogle, Steve Johnson and Cpl. Joseph Rivera say they spoke out against the quotas, which they claim were imposed by the Whittier Police Department in 2008, according to a suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The officers said their “
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School Police Officer Charged With Assault, Theft posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (Baltimore Sun)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Baltimore city school police officer faces several assault charges, as well as a theft charge, in connection with incidents at a Northeast Baltimore middle school, the Baltimore state's attorney's office announced Monday.

A grand jury indicted Lakisha Pulley Monday on first- and second-degree assault charges and three counts of reckless endangerment in connection with a physical altercation she allegedly had with three female students at Vanguard Collegiate Middle School in Octo
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"Furtive Movement" No Longer Pretext For Stop-And-Frisk In NY posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (DNA Info)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MIDTOWN — NYPD officers have been given detailed new guidelines on how to conduct stop-and-frisks in the wake of years of controversy about the practice.

Officers are now prohibited from conducting stops solely based on “furtive movements or mere presence in a high crime area,” according to the new rules released on Monday.
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Jury Sides With Cops Despite Questions About Their Truthfulness posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (Chicago Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal jury Wednesday sided with two Chicago police officers in the 2011 fatal shooting of a motorist in spite of a dispatch recording that suddenly surfaced in the middle of the trial that appeared to cast doubt on the officers' version of events.... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
This week, the focus is on bad departments. We have two cases where cities and the departments that police them are running into trouble. Let's get to it:

In Detroit, the US Attorney's Office is now investigating the police department's drug unit. Police Chief James Craig said that part of an FBI investigation into the disbanded u
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Majority of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization, Survey Shows posted 03/05/2015, 9:11 PM (Yahoo News)
[Category: Resistance]
Pot prohibition is going up in smoke.

A majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana for the first time in recent history, according to a new survey.

Researchers asked 1,680 people whether they thought marijuana should be made legal.

According to the General Social Survey (GSS), which is considered the nation's most reliable, 51.7 percent said they supported legalization and 41.7 percent said they opposed it, while 6.6 percent were unde
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Ferguson Shows How a Police Force Can Turn Into a Plundering 'Collection Agency' posted 03/05/2015, 9:10 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Of all the harrowing stories buried inside the Justice Department’s report on the Ferguson Police Department, one of the most illustrative begins with an illegally parked car. The year was 2007. And a Ferguson officer who noticed the illegally parked vehicle issued its driver, an African American woman, two citations and a ticket for $151.

To the driver, who had bounced in and out of homelessness, the fine was draconian. She couldn’t pay it in full. So over the next seven years, t
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Striking at the Root of Foreign Crises posted 03/05/2015, 9:10 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
As the United States jumps from foreign crisis to foreign crisis, it's important that we recognize that there is a root cause of all these crises. The reason it's important is that if Americans ever want to get off the crisis merry-go-around, there is a way to do it -- by striking at the root of the crises.... (more)


WordPress Wins $25,000 From DMCA Takedown Abuser posted 03/05/2015, 9:10 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
WordPress has scored an important victory in court against a man who abused the DMCA to censor an article of a critical journalist. The court agreed that the takedown request was illegitimate and awarded WordPress roughly $25,000 in damages and attorneys fees.... (more)


Florida City Wages Soviet-Style Crackdown On Churches posted 03/05/2015, 9:10 PM (Fox News)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A government crackdown on churches has Christians in Lake Worth, Fla., wondering if they live in the United States or the former Soviet Union.... (more)


NBA Launches Feminist Campaign to Lecture Men; 'Not Doing Enough Housework' posted 03/05/2015, 9:10 PM (Infowars)
[Category: General]
The NBA is backing a huge feminist public relations campaign headed up by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg to lecture men about how they are not doing enough housework or child care.... (more)


Eating Three Meals a Day Declared Racist by Mother Jones posted 03/05/2015, 9:10 PM (Infowars)
[Category: General]
An article featured in the left-leaning news outlet Mother Jones this week declares the act of eating three meals a day to be racist. In a piece entitled, “Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner,” writer Kiera Butler asserts that strict adherence to mealtimes is not only “anti-science,” but “racist” as well.

“When European settlers got to America, they
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How A Tweet Can Ruin Your Life posted 03/05/2015, 9:10 PM (Esquire)
[Category: General]
In this exclusive extract from his timely new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson investigates a peculiar case of online retribution, and asks how we arrived at a situation where the fake indignation particular to social media can have such devastating real-world consequences.... (more)


Netflix CFO 'Pleased' With FCC Title II Ruling, Although Its Preference Would Have Been No Broadband Regulation posted 03/05/2015, 9:09 PM (Variety)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Netflix CFO David Wells, in comments at an industry conference, said the company would have preferred that broadband Internet service not be regulated by the U.S. government as a telecommunications utility — but that after some Internet service providers required payment to deliver video traffic, he was happy with the FCC’s recent “Open Internet” ruling.... (more)


Cop Executes Perfectly Healthy Pony, Tells Family Animal Was 'Hit By Car' posted 03/05/2015, 7:29 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Oregon family is demanding answers after a sheriff’s deputy seemingly shot and killed their pony for no reason whatsoever.

According to Crista Fitzgerald, owner of 30-year-old “Gir,” an American miniature horse, the family began looking for the animal on the morning of February 18 after it appeared to have escaped from its stall.

“I locked his stall door, and I always do a double check,” Fitzgerald told KATU News. “The next morning I came back out before I ha
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Peaceful Man Shot In The Face During Botched Drug Raid, No Drugs or Guns Found posted 03/05/2015, 7:29 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Deltona, Florida – Twenty six-year-old Derek Cruice was shot and killed by police in cold blood this Wednesday inside of his home on Maybrook Drive in Deltona.

Witnesses say that police were conducting a “no-knock” raid where they knocked down the door with a battering ram and entered the home with their weapons drawn. Friends who were inside the home told reporters that police fired their weapons without hesitation, and that it was blatantly obvious that Cruice was unarmed, as he
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Pickens County Deputy Fired For Tasing Wheelchair Bound Man posted 03/05/2015, 7:29 AM (SC Now)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Pickens County deputy was fired after using a taser on a 65-year-old wheelchair-bound Pickens man whose son was being arrested at his home, Sheriff Rick Clark said Friday.

An internal investigation of the Feb. 20 incident led to Deputy Steven A. Ticknor being fired on Wednesday for the inappropriate use of a taser.

Deputies were trying to arrest Travis Antonio Mansell, 25, the son of the man in the wheelchair. Mansell, deputies said, had told them they would have
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Study Confirms That E-Cigarettes Generate Virtually No Toxins posted 03/05/2015, 7:29 AM (Reason)
[Category: Health]
Anti-smoking activists and public health officials who question the usefulness of electronic cigarettes in reducing tobacco-related disease often talk as if the content of the aerosol generated by these newfangled contraptions is utterly mysterious. While it may be plausible that the absence of combustion makes e-cigarettes safer than the conventional kind, they say, we can't know for sure without more information about exactly what vapers are sucking into their lungs. That stance is misleading ... (more)


Body-Camera Maker Has Financial Ties To Police Chiefs posted 03/05/2015, 7:29 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

A review of records and interviews by The Associated Press show Taser is covering airfare and hotel stays for police chiefs who speak at promotional conferences. It is also hiring recently retired chiefs as consu
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Redflex Profit Plunges 414 Percent posted 03/05/2015, 7:29 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Economy]
Redflex Traffic Systems continues to struggle for survival. The red light and speed camera giant told Australian investors on Tuesday that profits plunged 414 percent in the fist half of the fiscal year. Compared to the net profit of $5 million recorded last year, Redflex saw $10 million in red ink. The news could soon become even worse.... (more)


Wednesday March 4th, 2015

Wyoming Governor Vetoes Asset Forfeiture Bill, Because Asset Forfeiture 'Is Right' posted 03/04/2015, 8:39 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
With the abuses of asset forfeiture being loudly publicized, there has (finally) been some legislative pushback against these abusive programs. Wyoming's legislators -- hoping to institute asset forfeiture reform -- ran into pushback themselves from the state's governor, who vetoed the popular bill (which passed out of the Senate with an 80-9 vote) when it hit his desk.

Governor Matt Mead explain
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Video Exposes Lying Cops After they Break Handcuffed Man's Skull Open & Claim he Did it to Himself posted 03/04/2015, 8:39 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Las Cruces, NM– A New Mexico man is suing the city of Las Cruces for 12.5 million dollars after a vicious assault that left him in the ICU for days was captured on video in December.

Russ Flynn was arrested for allegedly pointing a rifle at one of his neighbors over a squabble regarding a parking space. The police claim he was ignoring the officer's commands when they arrived at the scene. While his arrest may or may not have been justified, what happened next most certainly was n
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Watch this Police Officer Get Owned After He Pulls Over a Former Cop for Honking at Him posted 03/04/2015, 8:39 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Arlington, TX — In a brief video posted to YouTube, a man claiming to be a former cop, lets an officer who pulled him over for no reason have it. He then goes on his way.

YouTube user James Neighbors posted this police interaction that started with an officer flexing his ego. However, that ego would soon cower in defeat.

According to Neighbors just before getting pulled over, the driver of the vehicle and former cop, witnessed the police officer speed “around the dr
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Separate And Unequal: Gen. Petraeus Facing Mild Wrist Slap For Leaking Eight Books Full Of Classified Info To His Mistress posted 03/04/2015, 8:39 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The administration still wants to punish whistleblowers and leakers, but only if it can do it with logic borrowed from Animal Farm. When it comes to prosecution, some leakers are more equal than others.

John Kiriakou -- who exposed a single CIA operative's name while exposing its waterboarding tac
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Six-Year-Old Child Suspended For Making Gun Shape With Hand posted 03/04/2015, 8:39 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The latest case zero tolerance madness has occurred in Colorado Springs, as a first-grader has been suspended from school for pointing his fingers in the shape of a gun.

It’s a familiar tale, as Elijah Thurston became just another in a long list of children to be punished for innocent imaginary play.

The boy allegedly made the gun shape with his hand and said, “You’re dead” while pointing at another child in his class.
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Would a Bigger Police State Win the Drug War? posted 03/04/2015, 8:38 PM ( Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Most everyone would agree that China is not a free society. It is ruled by a brutal communist regime, one that has absolutely no regard for civil liberties and such criminal-justice principles as due process of law, trial by jury, right to counsel, and habeas corpus. When the state wants to go after someone, there are no institutional barriers that stand in its way.

China has something else: the war on drugs, the same war that the U.S. government has been waging for decades.
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"I Get Paid to Beat Up F**king N**gers Like You!" Cop Rages During Video Game Session posted 03/04/2015, 8:38 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Pascagoula, MS — A video was submitted to the Free Thought Project that allegedly catches a Mississippi Sheriff’s deputy in a racist tirade.

The incident started during a session of XBOX live when a digital confrontation suddenly became heated. According to David, who submitted the video to us, he came across someone being racist in a chat lobby.

“I asked him If he wanted to buy food stamps as a random troll. He then blurted some racial words and I told him he sucke
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Hawaii Cop Beats Man, Then Tries to Confiscate Camera From Witness posted 03/04/2015, 8:37 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Hawaiian cop was stripped of his gun and placed on desk duty after he was caught on video slamming a man to the ground before trying to seize the camera from the witness.

The incident took place on Saturday and resulted in no arrests, leaving Honolulu police officer Siave Seti Jr. with little explanation as to why he felt the need to attack a man before trying to seize a phone.

The video was posted on a local news site, which did not post the entire video, only th
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United States of Fear posted 03/04/2015, 8:37 PM (The Beacon)
[Category: Commentary]
"[F]irst of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory."

Many people will recognize these as the words of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After taking t
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America Must Reject Netanyahu's War Cry on Iran posted 03/04/2015, 8:37 PM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington this week to prepare the American people for war against Iran. Backed by American neoconservatives, the Israel lobby, and assorted other war hawks, Netanyahu insists that Iran intends to build a nuclear weapon and thus is an "existential threat" to Israel. He has no confidence that President Obama will negotiate an agreement that once and for all will end Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions.

Thus the prime minister's object
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Florida Legislators Introduce Bill That Would Strip Certain Site Owners Of Their Anonymity posted 03/04/2015, 8:36 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A few Florida legislators are looking to do some serious damage to both free speech and the internet.
This week, the Florida state legislature is considering a bill that would make it illegal to run any website or service anonymously, if the site fits a vague category of “disseminat[ing]” “... (more)


NYPD Commissioner Blames Legal Marijuana In Colorado For Increase In New York Shootings posted 03/04/2015, 8:35 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
At a news conference Monday, New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton blamed a slight uptick in violence in the city (45 homicides at this point last year, versus 54 this year) on marijuana.
"The seemingly innocent drug that's been legalized around the country. In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than a... (more)


Lord Rothschild Warns Investors of 'Most Dangerous Geopolitical Situation Since WWII' posted 03/04/2015, 8:34 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Economy]
Lord Jacob Rothschild has warned investors that the world is mired in the most dangerous geopolitical situation since World War II.

The 78-year-old chairman of RIT Capital Partners, a £2.3bn trust, used the organization’s annual report to caution savers that the focus of the firm would be the preservation of shareholders’ capital and not short term gains.

Rothschild said that “a geopolitical situation perhaps as dangerous as any we have faced since World War II” has
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Police Chief Arrested For Brandishing Gun At Two Separate Bars posted 03/04/2015, 8:34 PM (The Southern)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Orient Police Chief Joe Brown is being accused of making threats and brandishing a gun at two separate bars Saturday night in the small Franklin County town.

Brown, 39, of Herrin was arrested Monday afternoon at the sheriff’s office on charges of intimidation and official misconduct, according to a statement released by Franklin County Sheriff Donald Jones.

Sheriff Jones said his office responded to the Phillip Whiteside American Legion Post 1961 about 10:22 p.m. th
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Mayor Bans Questioning After Being Called A Jerk posted 03/04/2015, 8:34 PM (Philly.com)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The heated exchange between a proud mayor with a football career and an elderly resident who wanted to question town policies sorely needed a referee that bitter December night.... (more)


A D.C. Man Walks Into A Police Station And Asks For Marijuana... And Gets It posted 03/04/2015, 8:34 PM (WAMU)
[Category: Resistance]
D.C. police often confiscate drugs during the course of searches and arrests, but now D.C. residents are legally allowed to ask for them back — and one recently did.

According to D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7), a resident walked into the Sixth District police station in Ward 7 on Monday and asked an officer on duty to return his marijuana to him, which had been confiscated during a prior arrest.

"He walked in to recover his property from a recent a
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U.S. Govt Files For Default Judgment on Dotcom's Cash and Cars posted 03/04/2015, 8:34 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
After a U.S. court ruled that Kim Dotcom is not entitled to contest the forfeiture of his assets because he is a "fugitive" facing extradition, the government has just tightened the noose. In a filing before the same court yesterday, the U.S. requested a default judgment to seize the assets of Dotcom, his co-defendants, and their Megaupload empire.... (more)


MPD Officer Accused Of Lewd Act With Teenager posted 03/04/2015, 8:33 PM (WREG)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis police officer accused of preying on a teenage girl was due in court Monday.

Police say Derrick Abdul Wakil, who is charged with two counts of solicitation of a minor, offered the 14-year-old girl a ride while she was walking to school.

The girl said he was dressed as a police officer and drove a marked MPD vehicle.

The girl said she was picked up at Walker and Neptune in South Memphis by Wakil, who said he would give her a
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Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease posted 03/04/2015, 8:33 PM (Weston A. Price Foundation)
[Category: Health]
Washington, D.C., March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Physicians and public health officials know that recently vaccinated individuals can spread disease and that contact with the immunocompromised can be especially dangerous. For example, the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide warns the immunocompromised to "Avoid contact with children who are recently vaccinated," and to "Tell friends and family who are sick, or have recently had a live vaccine (such as chicken pox, measles, rubella, intranasal influen... (more)


Edward Snowden 'Ready To Return To States' posted 03/04/2015, 8:33 PM (AFP)
[Category: General]
Moscow (AFP) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who has been given refuge in Russia, is willing to return to the United States if he is given a fair trial, his lawyer said Tuesday.

"He is thinking about it. He has a desire to return and we are doing everything we can to make it happen," Anatoly Kucherena, the Russian lawyer who represents the former National Security Agency contractor, told a news conference.
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Trevor Moore: "Kitty History" [Hilarious Conspiracy Comedy] posted 03/04/2015, 8:33 PM (Comedy Central)
[Category: General]


"Trevor Moore, a founding member of The Whitest Kids U’Know, explores a parallel universe where adorable war crimes are committed by wily felines."
Comedy gold with a conspiracy tinge, must watch! - Chris


My Libertarian Vacation Nightmare: How Ayn Rand, Ron Paul & Their Groupies Were All Debunked posted 03/04/2015, 8:33 PM (Salon)
[Category: Economy]
My family and I traveled last month to a Honduras city known for its libertarian ideals. Here's what happened next.... (more)
Here's some other libertarian havens that prove libertards wrong: North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela. Oh yeah, I almost forgot the late Soviet Union!

Honduras is a statist hellhole, that the leaders of the country want more money and therefor favor a few select "libertarian" policies (just as happened with Pinochet in Chile) doesn't change the entire framework of a society. - Chris


Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

Female Cop Escapes Punishment After Casually Beating & Bloodying Woman Who Called 911 For Help posted 03/03/2015, 10:01 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A female police officer seen casually beating and bloodying a woman who called 911 for help after a fight with her boyfriend faced no punishment for her use of excessive force, rather she was only reprimanded for failing to "maintain certification on the use of police nunchucks," which she used during her arrest to constrain the woman.

From 7 News Denver:
Denver City Council has approved another significant payout to settle a civil lawsuit over excessive f... (more)


Jury Acquits Hollywood Man Who Said He Grew Pot Because He Medically Needed It posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (Sun Sentinel)
[Category: Resistance]
It worked.

For the first time in Florida history, a Broward jury acquitted a marijuana grower after finding he has a medical need for the illegal drug.

Jesse Teplicki hid nothing from the detectives who showed up at his Hollywood home two years ago acting on a tip that he was growing pot on the premises. And he hid nothing from the jury on Thursday when he took the stand at his criminal trial, even admitting that he smoked a marijuana cigarette earlier in the day to
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Federal Appeals Court Endorses Suspicionless Detention Of Air Force Officer posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Air Force major detained at a suspicionless roadblock five years ago will not be able to sue for damages. A sharply divided Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals panel concluded on Thursday that Border Patrol agents could hold Major Richard Rynearson indefinitely simply because they did not care for his attitude.

Rynearson was driving to work on March 18, 2010 along Highway 90 in Uvalde, Texas, when he was stopped at an immigration roadblock set up 67 miles from the border with Mex
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Report: Cops Tased Man Repeatedly "Until His Heart Blew Out" posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cops in Oklahoma City pepper sprayed and tased a 47 year old man to death after being called out to help by his girlfriend, according to reports.

Darrell Gatewood was killed Sunday during the incident, which has led to three police officers being suspended pending an investigation.
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Teen Avoids Jail While he Watches Friends Get Sentenced for Same Crime, Because His Dad's a Cop posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Westminster, CO — In Westminster, Colorado, if you spray-paint an underground tunnel, you will face jail time — unless you’re the son of a Westminster cop.

For Alex Gonzalez and his two friends, this ridiculously harsh sentence is now a reality. However, their fourth friend, Paul Damian Perez, has received a much lighter sentence of unsupervised probation.

Perez has some “pull” on the inside, his dad is Westminster police officer.

“I do know that his
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Autopsy Contradicts Denver Police in Killing of Teenage Girl posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver police claimed they killed 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez because they were in fear for their lives as she drove a stolen car towards them in a narrow alleyway, striking one of the officers and leaving him injured.

But an autopsy report released last week states that police shot at her from the left side, meaning they were not in any danger of being run over.
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Cop Arrested After Taking Photos Of His Wife Kissing Police Chief: Divorce Complaint posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (Times Free Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Times Free Press:
Cleveland Police Chief Dennis Maddux has returned to his job as captain of the police department's support services division.

"He has been reassigned," said Evie West, information officer for the city police department.

Maddux only served in the position for one day before being
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Why Is This Man Still in Jail? posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (Rolling Stone)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Half a lifetime ago, Philadelphia cops put Tony Wright away for a brutal crime he didn't commit. DNA tests have exonerated him. But he's still not free.... (more)


Denver Policeman Accused Repeatedly Of Excessive Force Taken Off Streets posted 03/03/2015, 9:59 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Denver police officer who has cost the city more than $1 million to settle excessive force cases for which he was never disciplined has been pulled from street patrol, a department spokesman said on Friday.

Shawn Miller has been placed on "non-line assignment" duty pending a review of his conduct and a plan to improve his performance, Denver Police Commander Matthew Murray told Reuters.

According to internal affairs files released this week, 40 complaints have bee
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No-Knock Warrant Bill Draws Debate In Georgia posted 03/03/2015, 9:58 PM (11 Alive)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Georgia legislators are currently debating bills that would restrict police use of no-knock warrants. But some believe those bills would actually have the opposite effect.

Police reform has been a hot topic nationwide since the deaths, by police hands, of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York. Those pursuing reform are passionate about ending no-knock warrants, which allow police to enter the home of suspected criminals unannounced.
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In Unsealed Document, FBI Admits Stingray Devices Will Disrupt Phone Service posted 03/03/2015, 9:58 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A small crack in the FBI's Stingray secrecy has appeared. A 2012 pen register application obtained by the ACLU was previously sealed, but a motion to dismiss the evidence obtained by the device forced it out into the open. Kim Zetter at Wired notes that the application contains a rare admission that Stingray use disrupts cell... (more)


7 Creepy Robots for Cops posted 03/03/2015, 9:58 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Cops use robots to defuse bombs, confront barricaded suspects and rescue victims during disasters. But they also use robots that can see, record and track what you are doing all day long. If you aren't paranoid by the thought of cops knowing your business, watch as Reason TV counts down 7 Creepy Robots for Cops.


8th Grader Suspended for Informing Classmates of Standardized Test 'Opt-Out' posted 03/03/2015, 9:58 PM (Fox News)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A New Mexico eighth-grader said on "Fox and Friends" she was suspended from school for letting her classmates know that they could opt out of the state's new online standardized test.

12-year-old Adelina Silva printed out the forms from her own school's website and was rewarded with a trip to the principal's office.
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Little-Known Laws That Cripple American Trade posted 03/03/2015, 9:58 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
The harm that Britain’s protectionist Navigation Acts imposed on the colonies was a major impetus for the American Revolution. But the United States did not abandon those unjustifiable restrictions. Even before the Bill of Rights was adopted, Congress in 1789 enacted similar protectionist restrictions on coastal shipping. It is centuries past time to eliminate such harmful restrictions and the Jones Act that is their modern progeny.... (more)

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