Thursday December 1st, 2011
|Even Police Dogs Enjoy A Double Standard
posted 12/01/2011, 6:38 AM (Wendy McElroy)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police are routinely judged by a different standard, a double standard under the law that allows them to pepper spray peaceful by-standers, to beat into unconsciousness unresisting 'suspects' and, generally, to violate every civil liberty protected by the Constitution. The police do so with impunity. They can (and they do) get away with murder while the the average, non-uniformed person is tossed into jail for forgetting to pay a traffic ticket.
A recent news story illustrates how deeply embedded this double standard has become. An "off-duty" and unleashed police dog was enjoying a walk with his partner when he spotted an 8-year-old boy playing hide-and-seek with his cousin. The dog attacked the running child, dragging him to the ground, shredding his sweatshirt, puncturing his T-shirt and leaving marks on the boy's arm.
What is the police response? They praise the dog's record as a crime-buster and drug-sniffer. No mention is made of sanctioning the police officer or taking the dog off the street. Any other dog would be 'put down' for attacking a child without provocation; any other owner would be liable in civil court. But this dog was excused with the explanation that he could not distinguish between a fleeing suspect and a playing child...in short, the dog was just doing his job.
"They're [police dogs] trained that anything running could be a potential threat, and all he's doing is reacting and doing what he was trained to do," explained Sergeant John Rusnak from the Campbell Police Department.
The Agitator makes an interesting observation: "And if someone had come to the kid's defense and shot the dog... (more)
|Movers, deputies refuse to evict 103-year-old woman
posted 12/01/2011, 6:38 AM (WSBTV)|
ATLANTA, Ga. - A 103-year-old woman and her 83-year-old daughter were just moments from being evicted from their home Tuesday, when sheriff's deputies and the moving company hired by the bank decided not to go through with the action.
[...]Fulton County sheriff's deputies and movers showed up at Hall's home Tuesday after Deutsche Bank planned to kick the two women out. The moving company and the deputies took one look at Lee and decided that would not happen.
"I sa... (more)
posted 12/01/2011, 6:37 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)|
A Washington Post op-ed by Democratic Senator Carl Levin and Republic Senator John McCain shows, once again, that the threat to the freedom and well-being of the American people comes from both liberals and conservatives, especially those within the government.
The op-ed was written in support of the 2012 defense [sic] auth... (more)
|Mayor Bloomberg calls the NYPD 'my own army'
posted 12/01/2011, 6:33 AM (The Raw Story)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said the New York Police Department was like his own personal military force during a speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to PolitickerNY.
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world,” he said. “I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nation... (more)
|TSA Whistleblower: Feds Covered-Up Sexual Assault
posted 12/01/2011, 6:33 AM (Prison Planet)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Transportation Security Administration has found itself embroiled in yet another scandal after a TSA whistleblower accused the federal agency of covering up her sexual assault at the hands of a TSA investigator by forcing her to sign a false disavowal.
“Nilda C. Marugame, a TSA worker at Lihue airport, sued the TSA’s governmental parent, the Department of Homeland Security, in Federal Court. Marugame claims a TSA investigator (TSI) “sexually assaulted her” on Aug. 26, 2009,” ... (more)
|400 Dow Points Aren't What They Used To Be
posted 12/01/2011, 6:30 AM (Bloomberg)|
What does today’s stock rally equal in past markets? About half as much.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) reached 12,045.68, up 490.05 points from yesterday’s close. Adjusting for the market’s volatility in 2011, the gain is equal to about 240 points in the first nine years of the last decade, Bloomberg data show.
Europe’s sovereign debt crisis has fueled some of the biggest stock swings ever during the last four months. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has mo... (more)