On May 6th I began shooting film for a new video project about unwarranted raids in Wahpeton ND, I was standing on a public street filming a notorious officer (Dustin Hill) who commonly practices unwarranted searches and seizures. He asked if I 'needed something' I responded by telling him 'no, I'm just filming a story about unwarranted raids in wahpeton' . He immediately placed me under arrest for interfering with a police investigation, or hindering as he also coined it. There was no investigation going on, he was simply talking to a citizen on public property. I was taken into an interview room where I remained cuffed for roughly an hour, I was questioned by an officer without ever being read my miranda rights while he harassed and grilled me.
After telling him the United States Constitution gives me the right to film in public he left, he returned after a long period of time and told me to stand up so he could remove my cuffs. I was then told to grab my camera and leave, and notified that I had 'Pissed Dustin Hill Off' I was released with NO CHARGES and my parents were never notified of my detainment, this is Orwellian authoritarian tactics of detaining a minor illegally for exercising his rights to intimidate him. I'm currently looking for the most effective avenue to seek legal action against the department but I would encourage anyone who is concerned about this issue to RESPECTFULLY and PROFESSIONALLY contact the Wahpeton ND police dept at 701-642-7722 and voice your concerns . One act of disobeying the constitution under the protection of a shiny badge, is a strike against the rights of all men and women. I hope you will all stand with me in this fight against those who seek to overstretch the boundaries of authority.
A video of two young men being arrested at an Escondido sobriety checkpoint in February shows police breaking the window of their car after the driver refuses repeated requests to roll down his window and show his driver's license.
The North County Times obtained a copy of the video on Tuesday from one of the attorneys for the men. It shows the driver, A... (more)
Those Libyan "Freedom Fighters" -- The Fix is On
posted 05/08/2011, 7:34 PM (Kevin Carson) [Category: Commentary] In a column three months ago (“Egypt: Let the Looting Begin,” Feb. 4), I suggested that was really going on in Egypt was somewhat different from the official narrative. In quite a few of the “people power” revolutions in recent years — no matter how sincere the people on the streets — it turned out that there were attempts to orchestrate things by people behind the scenes, for whom “people power” was the very last thing on the agenda. In that column... (more)
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that an overwhelming 84% of Adults agree that the 9/11 attacks changed America forever. Just five percent (5%) don't believe that to be true, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wo... (more)
Wikileaks' Julian Assange speaks exclusively to RT. The man behind WikiLeaks says his website's revelations are just the tip of the iceberg. In an exclusive interview with RT, Julian Assange said it is only a matter of time before more damaging information becomes known.
1994: Army War College Paper Proposes use of Computer Generated Insurgents
posted 05/08/2011, 7:28 PM (Old-Thinker News) [Category: Big Brother/Orwellian] In 2008, Old-Thinker News reported on a 1994 strategic paper published by the U.S. Army War College titled “Revolution In Military Affairs And Conflict Short Of War,” written by Dr. Steven Metz (who works for the RAND Corporation) and James Kievit. Recent events have made this paper even more precient than ever. The document outlines an eerily familiar scenario in which a group of revolutionaries within government hijack control of the levers of power and begin a program of pre-emptive war, psyc... (more)
The Institutional Gold Rush
posted 05/08/2011, 7:27 PM (Peter Schiff) [Category: Economy] I have worked on Wall Street my entire life, and one thing I've learned is that large institutional investors, like pension funds and endowments, rarely veer from the herd. They manage too much of other people's money to stick their necks out alone – if their investments go bad, at least they can point to everyone else who fared just as poorly.
For this reason, these funds are often lagging in their perception of crucial market changes – changes such as a doomed cu... (more)
Florida's business community scored victories on issues that were years in the making. Regulations, programs and entire state agencies built up over decades were demolished, disarmed or defunded. It will take a long time to sort out the long-term economic gains or environmental damage that supporters and critics have predicted.
Florida is becoming more attractive by the day. - Chris
Schools Find Ayn Rand Can't Be Shrugged as Donors Build Courses
posted 05/08/2011, 7:26 PM (Bloomberg) [Category: Resistance] John Allison, former chairman of bank holding company BB&T Corp. (BBT), admires author Ayn Rand so much that he devised a strategy to spread her laissez-faire principles on U.S. campuses. Allison, working through the BB&T Charitable Foundation, gives schools grants of as much as $2 million if they agree to create a course on capitalism and make Rand’s masterwork, “Atlas Shrugged,” required reading.