Police officers in Omaha, Nebraska were caught on tape violently arresting a man over a parking dispute by grabbing him by his neck in a choke hold and flipping him over slamming him on the ground. The man, 28-yr-old Octavius Johnson, did not appear to be resisting, and the officer grabbed him from behind and choked and slammed him seemingly without warning.
As the abuse is taking place, the victim's brother, Juaquez, who is understandably in a state of shock pulls out his cell phone to record the police's actions, after a minor tussle with one of the officers, he is finally let go to film the incident from the sidewalk across the street from the action.
Throughout the incident Juaquez is vocally voicing his displeasure with the way the police are abusing his brother, which apparently gets one of the cops quite angry.
Eventually, after facing a lot of hostility from one of the officers, and faced with an army of police showing up for "backup," Juaquez decides to run away from the scene into his own home.
Amazing, the same angry cop decides to chase Juaquez into his own home! The army of police who just showed up as backup decide to swarm into the Johnson's home as well!
The cops allegedly knocked over the Johnson's wheelchair bound aunt in the process, yet they claimed in their report it was Juaquez who knocked her over, which his aunt vigorously denies.
While the cops are in the Johnson's house, the cop who is holding down Octavius is seen taking a few pot shots on the grounded man.
The cops eventually pull Juaquez out of his own house, then arrested him for "obstructing," as well as having an unrelated outstanding warrant.
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On the Rich
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Spain to Crackdown on Pirate Sites and Outlaw File-Sharing
posted 03/24/2013, 9:29 PM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Big Brother/Orwellian] After becoming known as somewhat of a haven for both file-sharing sites and their users, Spain is preparing to crack down on breaches of intellectual property rights. In a blueprint published by the government today, sites said to infringe copyright on a large-scale face fines of up to 300,000 euros and having their payment processors and advertisers removed. P2P downloads will also be outlawed by limiting the right to private copy.
Free Access To Dozens of Anonymous VPNs Via New University Project
posted 03/24/2013, 9:29 PM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Science/Technology] As citizens around the world endure Internet censorship of all types, a Japanese university has stepped in to level the playing field. Whether you’re in Iran or China and blocked from YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, or in the UK desperate to get back on The Pirate Bay, KAT or H33T, a new tool from researchers gives instant access to dozens of VPN services. Not only is the system simple to use, but it’s also completely free.
This is pretty epic. I got a VPN service just the other day, been using it all week, it's superb. It was only $40 for an entire year and I get speeds of 36mbps down as opposed to 46mbps down without it, I barely even notice it's running. You can torrent freely, also you can connect to euro servers to get around YouTube copyright blockades. Also your ISP doesn't see anything you're doing, just a stream of encrypted bits. It's quite nice. - Chris
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