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Monday March 30th, 2015
Vancouver Police Officer Smashes Driver's Window After Refusing to Tell Him Why He is Under Arrest posted 03/30/2015, 6:54 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Vancouver, Canada– A video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, by a user named Bodhi Sattva, captured a very troubling scene that transpired on November 6, 2014. The footage captured an enraged officer refusing to tell the driver why he was being placed under arrest, verbally abusing him, and ultimately smashing the man’s window and yanking him from the vehicle.

The video begins with the officer already at the window for a traffic stop. Seconds into the video the officer begins to
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Texas Politician Expected to Withdraw Anti-Cop Watching Bill After Opposition From Police Union posted 03/30/2015, 6:53 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Texas Representative Jason Villalba was so confident he would win the favor of cops with his bill that would make it illegal to record police from within 25 feet, that he arrogantly condescended anybody on Twitter who dared criticize him, boasting that he was doing it to “protect officers.”

But then the state’s largest police union criticized
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Florida Death Camps? Record 346 Inmates Died While Locked in Florida Prisons in 2014 posted 03/30/2015, 6:52 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Tallahassee, Fla. – The U.S prison industrial complex is spiraling out of control as the prison crisis in America grows to pandemic proportions. While accounting for slightly less than 5 percent of the total global population, the U.S. incarcerates roughly 25 percent of people imprisoned worldwide.

What this means is that the U.S. has by far the highest incarceration rate in the wo
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Friday March 27th, 2015

To Crush a Cop-Watcher: Prosecutorial Abuse in Ada County, Idaho posted 03/27/2015, 5:29 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The prosecutor at Matthew Townsend’s March 19 preliminary hearing appeared to be auditioning for a Daytime Emmy. Her subsequent performance, and that of her colleagues, may be sufficient to earn a criminal contempt charge.

Townsend, who is active in the Cop Watch (or police accountability) movement, was arrested without cause on February 2nd in Meridian, Idaho for the supp
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New Video Appears to Show Cops Planting Crack in Innocent Man's Car After Brutally Beating Him posted 03/27/2015, 5:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Inkster, MI– Dashcam video released on Tuesday proved several Inkster officers lied about their extremely brutal encounter with 57-year-old Floyd Dent on January 28.

On Thursday, the lawyer representing Dent released perhaps an even more sinister video from
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'You Might Be a Terrorist If...': Leaked Document Reveals Secret TSA Check List posted 03/27/2015, 5:29 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Obtained exclusively by The Intercept and described in a news story on Friday, a leaked Transportation Safety Administration document reveals the "suspicious signs"--including excessive yawning, a cold hard stare, or a rigid posture--that TSA agents have been trained to look for as airline passengers make their way through U.S. airports in the post-9/11 era.

T
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Police Officer Caught With His Pants Down... Masturbating At Starbucks posted 03/27/2015, 5:29 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer was just caught masturbating at a table in a local Starbucks. The Camden Metro Police officer is accused of performing the act inside a Camden County Starbucks in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

The incident occurred last year but Lt. Benito Gonzalez pleaded guilty to lewdness charges Monday.

Lt. Gonzalez is accused of pulling down his shorts last May, and masturbating at a table inside the store. He was off-duty at the time, and no one at the
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This Cop Got a First Hand Taste of Police Brutality and His Violent Arrest was Also Caught on Video posted 03/27/2015, 5:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Pittsburgh, PA– A Pennsylvania State Trooper, David Williams, is suing the city of Pittsburgh and four police officers following his own brutal arrest in September. This cop on cop violence was caught on surveillance video.

The encounter began at Williams’ brother’s wedding reception where a server alleged that the groom got “touchy-feely” with her and tried to pressure her into drinking alcohol despite her informing him that she was pregnant.

The uncomfortable woma
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Texas Sheriff Gets Shut Down when Trying to Intimidate Man who Flawlessly Flexes his Rights posted 03/27/2015, 5:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Houston, Texas – In a video uploaded to Youtube, a man refuses to be intimidated by a Houston County Sheriff’s Deputy.

When you are pulled over by a cop while driving in Texas you do have to provide a drivers license or you will be “lawfully” arrested. However, the driver was simply waiting at a red light to turn left and the officer and him engaged in a consensual conversation.

This was clearly not a traffic stop. However, the officer still demand
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Montana Cop Falsely Tells Citizen it is Illegal to Record him in Public posted 03/27/2015, 5:28 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Montana cop insisted it was illegal to video record him in public, even going as far as to cite a code in the Montana Code Annotated, which lists the state’s criminal offenses as well as other legal provisions.

However, the Dillon police officer told the citizen that he was violating Code 45,  a very broad criminal code that includes several contempt of cop charges as well as m
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Absurd Fourth Circuit Ruling Embodies Everything That’s Wrong With Drug Raids posted 03/27/2015, 5:28 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Earlier this month, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an appalling decision in a lawsuit stemming from a fatal 2005 drug raid in Maryland. In fact, the opinion encapsulates everything that's wrong with sending militarized police barreling into homes to serve search warrants on people suspected of... (more)


The 10 Most Dastardly Things the FBI Has Ever Done posted 03/27/2015, 5:28 PM (The Fifth Column)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Though the FBI is often credited with solving crimes, the bureau’s assistance comes at a cost. The futility of trusting the FBI to defend the greater good is demonstrated by 10 of the most crooked and corrupt things it has done since its inception as the “Bureau of Investigation” in 1908. Some misdeeds are well-known while others are obscure, but all provide cause to distrust the federal agency.... (more)


Thursday March 26th, 2015

Video: Detroit Police Sergeant Caught Planting Evidence To Destroy Family Owned Business posted 03/26/2015, 4:24 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A female police sergeant was allegedly caught on video planting evidence to destroy a family owned small business she had a vendetta against.

From the Detroit News:
Detroit — A recycler has sued the city and Detroit police in federal court, alleging he is being targeted in a scrap-metal crackdown after a sergea... (more)


Senator Compares Cops To Terrorists posted 03/26/2015, 4:24 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Nebraska state senator has stated that the epidemic of police brutality in America is a bigger threat than terrorism.

Senator Ernie Chambers, a longtime outspoken official in the state, was speaking at a hearing on gun ownership. Chambers stated that the only reason he would want to own a gun would be to protect himself from the police.

Chambers' speech begins at 51 minutes:
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Police Implement New Policy to Treat Everyone as Criminals: When a Cop Stops You, Hands Must Go Up posted 03/26/2015, 4:24 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Topeka, KS — Drivers as well as their passengers in Topeka Kansas will soon be subject to a new policy requiring everyone to put their hands up during police stops.

Police say they are implementing this policy because “we all want to go home to our families, and this makes it safer for us to approach vehicles to gain that compliance. It gives us a chance to survive these encounters.”

However, the implications regarding this practice are horrid, and many residents ar
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Man Jailed for Swearing During 911 Call, After Police Allowed his Mother to Die posted 03/26/2015, 4:24 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Rocky Face, Ga. -- In an almost unbelievable case out of Georgia, 58-year-old Boyd Green was arrested and jailed for swearing during a 9-1-1 call. Green was arrested after police allowed his elderly ill mother to die by refusing his numerous requests to perform a welfare check on her.

Green never once raised his voice during the call and simply uttered the phrases "damn bullshit" and "sorry damn asshole" in reference to police actions, or rather inaction, that resulted in the deat
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Cops Harass Legal Gun Owner, Confiscate Weapon posted 03/26/2015, 4:23 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A legal gun owner filmed himself and his friend being harassed by state troopers in South Florida, after being stopped for speeding and forced to hand over a legally owned firearm.

The driver and his passenger repeatedly asked the officers under what law they were authorised to confiscate a legally owned gun from their vehicle.

It quickly became obvious that the co
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This Is What It's Like to Get Pulled over for Expired Tags in Police State USA 2015 posted 03/26/2015, 4:23 PM (Truthstream Media)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
My friend and coworker at The Daily Sheeple, Lily Dane, was terrified tonight after police pulled her over for the high crime of expired tags and it turned into a bullying session that lasted over an hour and that apparently required four cop cars and SIX POLICE.

I guess because we have this many officers and not a lot of actual, dangerous crime going on, they’ve got to justify their jobs somehow…

Although th
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 03/26/2015, 4:23 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A DC FBI agent's heroin habit gets the best of him, a sticky-fingered Utah narc is in trouble, so are four Memphis jail guards, and crooked cops in San Francisco and Houston head for prison. Let's get to it:

In Washington, DC, an FBI agent was arrested last Friday on charges he stole hundreds of grams of heroin seized in drug raids, keeping it in his car, and o
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Two Cops Arrested for Beating 3-Month-Old Into Vegetative State; Baby Not Expected to Recover posted 03/26/2015, 4:23 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Charlotte, NC– A bond hearing was held on Wednesday for Robert Jeffrey Taylor Jr., 45, who worked for the York Police Department as a corporal.

Taylor was arrested for abusing his 3-month-old baby so badly that he is not expected to survive.

The infant’s mother, Audrey Schurig, 36, is also a police officer. She was arrested as well and charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person for leaving the baby in his father’s care despite allegedly knowing abou
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These Cops were So Corrupt, that their Entire Department was Just Raided by Multiple Agencies posted 03/26/2015, 4:23 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Brooklyn, Illinois – This week, the Brooklyn Police Department was raided by a number of other law enforcement agencies, including, the Illinois State Police, and the St. Clair County Sheriff.

On Wednesday, local news crews witnessed police from different agencies carrying equipment, computers, weapons and records out of the building and driving away with them.

Local News 4 reported that the raid was connected to corruption allegations, which relate to the theft of
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22-Year-Old Boy Tried To Change His Job posted 03/26/2015, 4:23 PM (Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In almost every area of life this is not, of course, a criminal offense. But because Bowe Bergdahl‘s employer was the 5-pointed death star, he faces decades of solitary-confinement torture or the direct death penalty.


The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement posted 03/26/2015, 4:22 PM (Popehat)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Something unnatural is happening in Portland, and Police Union President Daryl Turner isn't going to put up with it.

The proper order of things is upended. Black is white and white is black, cats and dogs cohabit. Madness!

A judge has disbelieved a cop.
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The Scene of the Crime posted 03/26/2015, 4:22 PM (Seymour M. Hersh)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of women, children, and old people, all gunned down by young American soldiers. Now, forty-seven years later, the ditch at My Lai seems wider than I remember from the news photographs of the slaughter: erosion and time doing their work. During the Vietnam War, there was a rice paddy nearby, but it has been paved over to make My Lai more accessible to the thousands o... (more)


Wednesday March 25th, 2015

Cops Charge Man with Assault, Resisting, & Fleeing; Video Proves Cops are Liars posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Inkster, MI — Dashcam video released on Tuesday, exposes several Inkster, Michigan cops as liars and thugs.

The incident began after police said 57-year-old Floyd Dent, improperly stopped at a stop sign, so they pulled him over.

When Dent stopped, two officers approached with guns drawn. He was yanked from the vehicle, thrown to the ground, choked, and severely beaten.

"The next thing I know, the officer runs up to me with his gun, you know, talking a
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Shock Video: Car Explodes After Border Patrol Agent Tasers Driver posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Shock video shows a car exploding into flames after a Border Patrol agent shoots a taser into the vehicle, killing the driver as agents back away and refuse to help.

Footage of the incident, which took place in March 2012, has just come to light. The family of the victim, Alex Martin, is suing the federal government, claiming that the Border Patrol agent’s weapon was responsible
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Cop Arrested After Video Shows Her Shoot Unarmed Man in Back Lying Face Down in the Snow posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Harrisburg, PA– Hummelstown police Officer, Lisa J. Mearkle was charged with criminal homicide on Tuesday in the shooting death of 59-year-old David Kassick on February 2.

Mearkle shot Kassick as he laid face down on the ground in the snow, unarmed, during a routine traffic stop gone awry.

Mearkle had attempted to pull Kassick over for an expired inspection sticker, but the situation escalated when Kassick attempted to flee from the officer.

Eventuall
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American Admires Wall Doodle, Immediately Arrested for Being Banksy posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (Activist Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It would seem incredible, fantastical and arbitrary that someone in North America would have to convince law enforcement that they are not in fact Banksy.

Banksy - the only name known for the unidentified but famous street artist - is British. He was in the States for a month on an art tour in 2013. Incognito, he sold his artwork cheaply and is alleged to have left "exhibits" around New York before returning to his homeland.

American engineer Richard Pfeiffer, age 3
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Cops To Congress: Please Leave Us And Our License Plates Readers Alone posted 03/25/2015, 3:40 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Poor dears. A bunch of law enforcement associations are worried that they won't be able to keep all that sweet, sweet ALPR (automatic license plate reader) data for as long as they want to. In fact, they're so worried, they've issued a letter in response to a nonexistent legislative threat.
Despite the fact that no federal license pla... (more)


DOJ Report Slams Philadelphia PD, Philly Cops Shoot and Kill People at 6 Times the Rate of NYPD posted 03/25/2015, 3:38 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philadelphia, PA — The US Justice Department released a long-awaited report Monday, criticizing the PPD for habitually using excessive and sometimes deadly force.

The report cited “poor training,” which led to shooting at nearly 400 citizens in the last 7 years. The 174 page “report” came at the request of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey in 2012. It revealed significant deficiencies in officer training, lack of transparency, and inconsistent policies for investigat
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Tuesday March 24th, 2015

A Felon for a Facebook Post: The Abduction of Matthew Townsend posted 03/24/2015, 4:03 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Matthew Townsend was made an offender for using a sidewalk without a police officer’s permission, and then accused of a felony for publishing a Facebook post about the incident.

“Apparently, holding a protest sign, or condemning government abuse on Facebook, is enough to make somebody a terrorist now,” Ma
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San Diego Police Body Cam Stats: Complaints Fall 40.5%, Use Of 'Personal Body' Force Down 46.5% posted 03/24/2015, 4:03 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
According to preliminary statistics, police in San Diego appear to be behaving better since expanding their use of police body cams.

The Los Angeles Times reports:
The use of body cameras by San Diego police has led to fewer complaints by residents and less use of force by officers, according to a city report released Wednesday.

Complaints have fallen 40.5
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Woman Held For 8 Days In Psych Ward For Saying Obama Follows Her On Twitter... Even Though He Does posted 03/24/2015, 4:03 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A New York woman was locked up in the psychiatric ward of a Long Island hospital after claiming that President Barack Obama follows her on Twitter. But there’s only one problem… he actually does.

It all started last year when Kam Brock tried to get her car out of a New York Police Department impound site. When she walked in to the Public Service Area 6 NYPD station, she was upset, but by no means, her lawyer explains, "emotionally disturbed," as the police claim.
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Body Cam Footage Shows Police Officer Attempt to Shoot Family Dog and Kill Mother Instead posted 03/24/2015, 4:02 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Burlington, IA — On Monday, the Burlington police department released a 12-second clip from a Burlington Police officer’s body cam, showing him shooting and killing Autumn Steele.

Gabriel Steele, Autumn’s husband, was loading up their 4-year-old son, when Autumn began yelling at Gabriel.

“He’s got my kid!” yells Autumn.

Officer Jesse Hill was at the Steele residence acting as an escort in their domestic dispute incident. During this commotion, the cou
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Speeding Cop Kills Man, Only Gets Ticket. Prosecutors Magically Forgot to Tell Judge Someone Died posted 03/24/2015, 4:02 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Glendale, AZ – On December 16, 2013, Deputy Sean Pearce, son of recalled State Senator Russell Pearce, was recklessly driving an unmarked Chevrolet Tahoe. He was going 81 mph in a 40 mph zone, with no lights or sirens activated as he pursued a murder suspect.  The suspect was over a mile away from the officer when Pearce rammed into the vehicle of 63-year-old John Edward Hard... (more)


Federal Court Rejects Third Amendment Claim Against Police Officers posted 03/24/2015, 3:56 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Back in 2013, a lot of attention focused on a Third Amendment claim against Henderson, Nevada police officers. I wrote about the case here. The Third Amendment, which forbids the “quartering” of “soldiers” in private homes without the owner’s consent, is often the butt of jokes because it is so rarely litigated. But in this case, a Nevada family claimed that local police had violated the Amendment by forcibly occupying their home in order to gain a “tactical advantage” against suspected criminal... (more)


Monday March 23rd, 2015

Wisconsin Police to Begin Forcibly Taking DNA for ALL Misdemeanor Convictions posted 03/23/2015, 6:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Madison, Wisc. – Starting April 1st, felons will no longer be the only ones in the state of Wisconsin to have their DNA forcibly taken. The state is expanding its DNA collection regime to include ALL criminal misdemeanor convictions.

The new law being implemented is expected to exponentially increase the number of samples being analyzed in Madison. The current number of DNA profiles created, from the felons' samples, ranges from 10,000-12,000 per year.

Of those case
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"I Was Not Interested In Justice" Prosecutor Writes Revealing Confession About The "Justice" System posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Caddo Parish, Louisiana – After decades of working to fill up prisons, a lead prosecutor is coming forward to apologize for his participation in the growing police state.

This week, prosecutor Marty Stroud wrote an open letter to a man who he helped put in prison, apologizing for his part in the man’s incarceration. The open letter was addressed to Glenn Ford, a man who spent 30 years on death row for a murder that he did not commit.
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Winston-Salem Officer Under Investigation After Confrontation With Man Shooting Video posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (My Fox 8)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are investigating an encounter between an officer and a man who was shooting video at the police department’s building.

The video was posted to YouTube on Sunday.

Police say the video was taped by a citizen, Richard Goins, and was a part of the n
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Reporter Who Quit On-Air to Expose Prohibition, Has Legal Pot Club Raided by Cops posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Anchorage, Alaska – Last Week, police raided the business of Charlo Greene, the former news reporter who infamously quit her job on air by saying “F*** it, I quit.”

When she came out on-air as a supporter of legalization, she also went public as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, an organization which connects medical marijuana cardholders with
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Arizona Senate Bill 1445 Would Keep Police Names Secret After Shootings posted 03/23/2015, 1:12 PM (NBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Amid increased scrutiny over police-involved shootings across the country, Arizona lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that would keep secret the names of officers who use deadly force for 60 days.

Critics call Senate Bill 1445 an attack on government transparency at a time when American police departments are trying to earn the public's trust after a series of controversial shootings.

The bill would prevent law enforcement agencies statewide from releasing the name
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Police Encounters Kill Hundreds of Disabled Americans Every Year, ACLU Argues posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (RT USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The American Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief arguing that hundreds of disabled Americans are killed in police encounters every year. It was filed in support of a mentally ill woman suing police for shooting her five times.

In the case of San Francisco v. Sheehan, Teresa Sheehan argued that police shot her five times even though she was experiencing a “psychiatric emergency.” The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Monday.

Sheehan arg
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Indiana Police Arrest Man for Recording Aftermath of Officer-Involved Shooting posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Indiana man is still facing charges after he tried to record the aftermath of a police shooting last December, even though his video proves he violated no laws.

But that’s only because his video so far has received less than 500 views since he posted it in December.

Prosecutors and police might take a different approach if they receive a flood of phone calls calling them out on their unconstitutional ways.
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Judge Orders US Government to Stop Suppressing Evidence of Torture and Abuse posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. government to release more than 2,000 photographs showing abuse and torture of people detained by the American military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The decision is the latest development in a more than 10-year-long legal battle, in which the American Civil Liberties Unions has argued that disclosure of the records is critical for pub
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How Much Does an FBI Agent Make? posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (David Hathaway)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
$121,097.  Every journeyman, non-supervisory, regular ordinary plain-Jane FBI agent with five years on the job and with no particular job specialty or unique pay enhancement (like flight pay, Sunday pay, scheduled overtime pay, hazardous duty pay, foreign COLA pay, post differential, night differential, housing allowance, danger pay, travel per diem,  temporary quarters allowances, or reimbursable undercover expenses), makes $121,097 if he works in the Washington, Baltimore, Maryland, or Norther... (more)


The Need for Care With 'Thoughtcrime' posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When does an online fantasy cross the line into criminal conspiracy? That's the issue the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is currently weighing in United States v. Gilberto Valle, the so-called "cannibal cop" case. EFF filed an amicus brief in support of Valle today, arguing that finding him guilty of conspiracy based on his online... (more)


Police Officer Charged With Holding Gun to Man's Head: "We're PGPD; We Shoot People" posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer in Maryland has been indicted on assault charges after prosecutors say he held a gun to the head of a man who hadn't committed a crime.

[...] According to prosecutors, Santiago was on patrol in a Bowie neighborhood last May and told two men that they were parked illegally outside a home when they weren't. The driver explained that he was dropping off his cousin, prosecutors said. Santiago ordered that man, who had been walking toward his house, to return to the c
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Man Mistakenly Shot by Police: ‘Sometimes They Make Mistakes’ posted 03/23/2015, 1:11 PM (The Seattle Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Puyallup man who won a $5.5 million settlement after he was shot 16 times in his bed by officers serving an arrest warrant on another person says he bears no ill will to police in general or the officers who shot him. “Sometimes they make mistakes.”... (more)


Friday March 20th, 2015

FL Police Hire Cop Fired For Lying And Excessive Force, Say He's A 'Nice Guy' posted 03/20/2015, 2:47 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Former Orange County, Florida sheriff's deputy Jeff Iannuzzi was fired for lying and using excessive force, yet Ocoee, Florida police just hired him, telling the media he's a "nice guy" who just has some "anger issues."

From WFTV:
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy who was fired for excessive force is now working elsewhere... (more)


Woman Dies While on Phone with 9-1-1. Cop Chooses to Go to Lunch Instead of Respond to Call posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lee County, FL — A woman is dead, and a deputy is on paid vacation after deciding to go to lunch instead of respond to a 9-1-1 call.

Sheriff Micke Scott thinks his deputy should be fired for not showing up.

At approximately 1:00 pm someone called 9-1-1 and dispatchers say that the person on the other end of the phone was silent. It would later be discovered that it was 47-year-old Gwen Minis calling. She had just gotten out of the hospital after suffering from a hea
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Cop Fired For Shooting At Vehicle Full of Children Hired As Sheriff's Deputy posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (ABQ Journal)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SANTA FE – Former New Mexico State Police officer Elias Montoya, dismissed last year after firing three shots at a fleeing van occupied by a mother and her five children, has been hired as a deputy sheriff in Taos County, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe confirmed Tuesday.

Montoya has said he was unaware the van was full of children and that he was aiming at a rear tire when he shot at the van as it sped away on NM 518 south of Taos in October 2013.

The gunfire followed a chao
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Crazed, Camouflaged Cop Terrorizes Teens for Mud Bogging Through Open Field in Indiana posted 03/20/2015, 2:44 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A crazed cop in camouflage terrorized a pair of teens in Indiana for mud bogging through an open field in a jeep Saturday, chasing them in a red truck before blocking their path, which was when the driver hopped out, wielding a gun before displaying a badge.

Merrillville police officer Gerry Croarkin proved to be a bullying asshole, to put it bluntly, because there are hardly any
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When The SWAT Team You Founded Kills Your Son-In-Law posted 03/20/2015, 2:43 PM (Al Jazeera America)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – William “Dub” Lawrence doesn't shy away from dirty work.

Unclogging the drains of sewage pits isn’t exactly how the 70-year-old planned to spend his golden years, but neither is his work investigating killings by police officers.

“I witnessed my son-in-law killed by the SWAT team I founded,” he said.

In 1974, Lawrence was elected sheriff of Davis County – in the northern suburbs of Salt Lake City. A year later, he launched the dep
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DEA 'Cold Consent' Encounters Constitute Federal Stop-and-Frisk posted 03/20/2015, 2:43 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over at Forbes, the Institute for Justice's Nick Sibilla details a new report from the Department of Justice concerning the Drug Enforcement Administration's practice of cold-stopping travelers at ai... (more)


NY Judge Rejects Request to Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Records posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (RT USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Judge William Garnett declined to release grand jury records in the Eric Garner case, stating the plaintiffs had not made a "compelling" case for "need." Requests for the records were made by civil rights groups and the New York Post.

In his 12-page decision, the New York state Supreme Court Justice said that during oral arguments, the petitioners had asked for the minutes from the gran
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Lawsuit: Atlanta Police Chief, Fulton DA Obstructed Justice posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (AJC.com)
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A federal lawsuit filed by the former head of Atlanta’s crime lab accused the Fulton County district attorney and the Atlanta chief of police of being lawbreakers who acted to secure convictions at the expense of justice.

Donald Mikko pulls no punches in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. In it he accused District Attorney Paul Howard and Chief George Turner and one of Howard’s top prosecutors of obstruction of justice and racketeering.

The lawsuit contends H
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Former Allentown Police Officer Fired, Charged With Beating Two Suspects posted 03/20/2015, 2:00 PM (The Morning Call)
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An Allentown police officer chased down an armed robbery suspect last spring, stopping the man by firing his Taser and stunning him at least three times, according to court records.

Officer Ryan G. Alles wasn't done there, authorities said. He kicked the suspect repeatedly in the left eye, the face and the ribs, they allege. The man lost consciousness, suffered vision loss and needed sutures to close a wound to his left eyebrow as a result of the June 12 beating, authorities said.
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Bizarre Federal Ultimatum Could Land Innocent Woman Behind Bars posted 03/20/2015, 1:59 PM (The Pontiac Tribune )
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Doreen Hendrickson, along with her husband Pete, are libertarian activists who file tax returns in an unconventional way and encourage others to do the same. Because of this, Doreen was charged by the federal government with defying two court orders.... (more)


How a Gun in a Marijuana Dispensary Led to a Secret Gang of Rogue Deputies posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (LA Weekly)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A few years ago, Johnny Yang bumped into an old acquaintance. Yang wasn't working at the time, and as they got to talking the man offered him a job. Yang had worked in restaurants, as a busboy and a dishwasher, since dropping out of Mount San Antonio College. Now the 27-year-old would be commuting from his dad's house in Walnut to Superior Herbal Health, a marijuana clinic in South L.A. He would have more responsibility. His primary job would be to count the money. He also would learn to shoot ... (more)


Deaf Homeless Man Jailed In Virginia For Six Weeks Says He Was Denied Interpreter posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (The Guardian)
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He knew he was in jail, but he didn’t know why.

Eventually, Abreham Zemedagegehu learned that he had been accused of stealing an iPad – an iPad whose owner later found it. He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers because he is deaf. He described a frightening, isolated experience in which medical procedures were performed without his consent and he feared for his safety.
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