Thursday January 2nd, 2014
|Police Shoot Puppy of Witness to Police Shooting
posted 01/02/2014, 1:23 AM (Courthouse News)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO (CN) - Police in Harvey, Ill., shot a man in the back of the leg without cause, threatened to "shoot the shit out of" a witness with a camera, then shot to death a witness's puppy, the wounded man and dog owner claim in federal lawsuits.
Paul Manning sued the City of Harvey, its police Officer James Sinnot, and Officer O'Shea.
In the second lawsuit, Karnischa Miller, who owned the 14-week-old puppy, sued the City of Harvey, Sinnot, and Officer Davres.
Harvey, pop. 30,000, a far south suburb of Chicago, is 90 percent black and Latino.
Manning claims he was walking down the street on Dec. 30, 2012, when the officers began following him in a squad car.
"Defendant officer stopped his car and told Mr. Manning, 'Come here!'," the complaint states.
"Mr. Manning had done nothing wrong, and, therefore, did not stop.
"Mr. Manning had no weapon or other objects in his hands.
"After a short distance of moving away from the defendant officer, Mr. Manning slipped and fell. ... (more)
|Why I'm Leaving
posted 01/02/2014, 1:23 AM (The Dollar Vigilante)|
This will be the fourth consecutive emigration of the last three generations of my immediate family. My grandparents emigrated from Portugal to Mozambique during the 1940s and 50s in search of a better life. The massive and undeveloped colony seemed like the land of milk and honey for those willing to get their hands dirty. A few decades later my parents-to-be immigrated to South Africa as Mozambique headed towards what would become a 10-year war for independence. Then when I was just 4 years ol... (more)
|Feds May Require Vehicle Location Tracking in New Cars
posted 01/02/2014, 1:23 AM (Infowars)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
In a few weeks, federal officials may require new vehicles to have trackable GPS “safety” devices which could be hacked to cause automobile accidents and may even usher in mileage taxes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is spending the next couple of weeks to mull over its decision to install vehicle-to-vehicle communications – known as V2V for short – into new vehicles which would allow them to “talk” to each other through GPS data under the guise of “accident p... (more)
|It's Not Edward Snowden Who Betrayed Us
posted 01/02/2014, 1:22 AM (Sheldon Richman)|
When you cut through the fog, the NSA controversy is about whether we should trust people with institutional power. Edward Snowden's courageous exposure of massive secret surveillance separates those who say yes from those who say, "Hell no!"
The trusting attitude can be found among progressives and conservatives alike (with notable exceptions), and even some who have identified themselves as libertarians. Matt Miller, an occasional guest host on the progressive network MSNBC, lef... (more)
|When Having Condoms Gets You Arrested
posted 01/02/2014, 1:21 AM (Mother Jones)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last week, Mother Jones' Molly Redden wrote about a recent Human Rights Watch report, "In Harm’s Way," which argues that aggressive policing in New Orleans is contributing to the city’s soaring HIV/AIDS rates. One tactic that Human Rights Watch found to be particularly problematic: the police harassment of suspected sex workers for possessing condoms.
At the heart of the matter is the vague definition of the crime of "loitering for prostitution," which invites arbitrary arrests an... (more)
|Marc Faber 'Congratulates' Ben: "Well Done, Mr. Bernanke!"
posted 01/02/2014, 1:21 AM (Zero Hedge)|
In a little under four minutes, Marc Faber explains to Fox Business' Dagen McDowell all that is wrong with the Central Planners 'current plan'. From a re-bubbled housing 'recovery' pricing real buyers out of the market ("homes do not offer a great opportunity today") to forced-renters paying increasing amounts of their stagnant wages, and the small percenta... (more)