Monday December 2nd, 2013
|Police Impersonators: Less Dangerous Than Cops
posted 12/02/2013, 12:28 AM (Will Grigg)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Twice within the space of twenty-four hours, women in Texas were handcuffed and sexually assaulted by armed strangers in official-looking costumes.
The first incident took place on a highway near Carrollton, Texas on November 21. An unidentified man wearing what appeared to be a police uniform stopped a woman, handcuffed her, and assaulted her in the back seat of his car.
On the following day, San Antonio Police Officer Jackie Len Neal allegedly stopped a 19-year-old girl, handcuffed her, and assaulted her in the back seat of his police cruiser. This was not the first time he has been accused of assaulting women during traffic stops.
Following the incident with a police impersonator, police officials warned female drivers that if they are suspicious of the individual pulling them over, they should call 911 and then drive to a well-lit area before stopping. This might deter a police impersonator. However, if the individual is a police officer, the result might be a potentially fatal pursuit and criminal charges. Dibor Roberts, a nurse from Arizona, was severely beaten and then charged with – and convicted on – two felony counts when she followed that advice during a late-night traffic stop.
To a lonely female driver at night, a cop may pose a greater danger than a police impersonator.
|Copyright Monopoly Disintegration Inevitable As It Only Takes A Single Country
posted 12/02/2013, 12:25 AM (Rick Falkvinge)|
The emergence of experimental legally autonomous startup zones in Honduras and other places is one of the most exciting developments in a long time, and forebodes the collapse of the copyright industry’s tyranny over culture and knowledge.
I believe in competition. I believe in experimentation to see what works best and what can be predictably repeated – call it the scientific method applied to society, if you like. This has been a problem geopolitically, as the United States has... (more)
|Car Mechanic Dreams Up a Tool to Ease Births
posted 12/02/2013, 12:25 AM (New York Times)|
The idea came to Jorge Odón as he slept. Somehow, he said, his unconscious made the leap from a YouTube video he had just seen on extracting a lost cork from a wine bottle to the realization that the same parlor trick could save a baby stuck in the birth canal.
Mr. Odón, 59, an Argentine car mechanic, built his first prototype in his kitchen, using a glass jar for a womb, his daughter’s doll for the trapped baby, and a fabric bag and sleeve sewn by his wife as his lifesaving dev