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Monday May 11th, 2015
TN Governor Signs Bill Giving Police Dogs Special Legal Protection posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From Nashville’s News Channel 5:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Governor Bill Haslam signed Aron's Law Friday, which was named in honor of a police dog killed in the line of duty 17 years ago.

The law now makes the intentional killing of a police, fire or search and rescue animal a felony offense.

It was named after a Metro
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New Hampshire Man Pulls Gun on Angry Citizens Charging at Him for Recording posted 05/11/2015, 10:03 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Christopher Cantwell, a self-described asshole who celebrates the murder of police officers, found himself welcoming their arrival after he pulled out a gun to defend himself against a trio of enraged and possibly drunk citizens who did not want to end up on Youtube.

You can pretty much choose your irony in this video.

Cantwell had been walking home from a friend’s
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Saturday May 9th, 2015



Prostitution Sting: Police Force Women To Touch Them Then Charge With Sexual Assault posted 05/09/2015, 8:19 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Teaming up with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, police in Hawaii have caused controversy after arresting sixteen women at local massage parlors and relaxation spas for sexual assault after goading, and even forcing them to engage in sexual activity.

Until just a year ago, Hawaii police officers were legally allowed to have sex with prostitutes as part of investigations. After intense public pressure however, state lawmakers changed that law.

In orde
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Police Seize 10 Children From 'Off-Grid' Homeschool Family posted 05/09/2015, 8:19 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police seized ten children from an “off grid” homeschool family in Kentucky on Wednesday after receiving an anonymous tip about the family’s traditional lifestyle.

The nightmare story began when sheriff's officers set up a blockade around Joe and Nicole Naugler’s rural property before entering the premises. Eight of the kids were out with their father but Nicole and two of her oldest children were at home. Nicole attempted to drive away but was subsequently stopped and arrested fo
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Disturbing Video Shows Criminal Justice Student Assaulted & Tasered by Border Patrol, For No Reason posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Waddington, NY — A young woman travelling through an interior US Border Checkpoint in Waddington, New York Thursday was assaulted and arrested by border patrol for no reason.

Jess Cooke, 21, says she was driving through the checkpoint, when agents said she looked nervous. She was then routed over for a secondary inspection.

Knowing that the agents had no probable cause to search her vehicle, Cooke refused to consent to search. She was then told that she had to wait
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DEA Steals Cash From Innocent Man They Claim 'Must Be A Drug Dealer' posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
They found no drugs on him whatsoever. They never saw him selling drugs or committing a crime of any sort. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) claims that they are “certain” that 22-year-old Joseph Rivers is a “drug dealer.”

What makes them so sure?

When the young African American man set out to make a music video in Hollywood, after scraping together the funds, the Michigan native had the $16,000 for the shoot on him.

That’s it. Nothing els
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Report: IRS Continues SWAT Raids for Evasion While Hundreds of Agents Avoid Paying Any Taxes at All posted 05/09/2015, 8:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Washington, D.C. – The Associated Press has reported that over 1,600 IRS employees have willfully committed tax evasion in a 10-year span; most still employed in spite of a 1998 law calling for termination in such cases. Even worse, it has been reported that many of the tax-evading agents were active in enforcing the federal tax laws they have broken.

The
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Friday May 8th, 2015

New Police Radars Are Being Used To 'See' Inside Homes posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police Departments and law enforcement agencies around the world have been using radar devices for years. But now, new technology is allowing officers to detect movement even through solid walls. The most disturbing thing about this technology is that it requires no warrant for officers to spy on you in the privacy of your own home.

This technology is not something being theorized for use in the hypothetical future. It has in fact been used by dozens of departments already, over t
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Delaware Cop Indicted for Kicking Suspect in Face in Incident Caught on Dash Cam Video posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The kick to the face was swift and rendered Lateef Dickerson unconscious, leaving him with a broken jaw. And it resulted in Dover Police Corporal Thomas Webster facing a grand jury, which did the normal thing and found no probable cause that the cop committed a crime.

After all, cops are above the law in the eyes of most grand juries, if history is any indicator.

B
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Video: Cops Pull Man From Car, Force His Face Into Ground For No Reason posted 05/08/2015, 7:32 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video footage has emerged of two men in Colorado Springs being forced out of their car at gunpoint and handcuffed for no reason by cops who failed to identify themselves or explain why they were detaining the men.

The footage shows officers dragging Ryan Brown out of his vehicle, while his brother, Benjamin Brown, is already out of the car being handcuffed. Officers stand around
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LAPD Cop Shoots Man to Death After Man Reached into Pocket to Provide Requested ID, Witness Says posted 05/08/2015, 7:31 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Los Angeles police officer demanded identification from a homeless man named Brandon Glenn Tuesday night, then shot him twice when the man reached into his pocket to provide that identification, according to a witness.

The witness was interviewed by Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change in the video below, who did not want his face shown on camera out of fear of police retaliation.... (more)


Omar Khadr, Former Child Prisoner at Gitmo, Granted Bail posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who was 15 when he was shot and captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and sent to Guantanamo Bay, was granted bail on Thursday after a judge in Alberta rejected a final effort by the Canadian government to keep Khadr in jail.

Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby granted the bail after announcing on Tuesday that she would need more time to make a decision on whether to release Khadr, now 28, as he appeals his Guantanamo Bay conviction.
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2 Guards Charged In Bloody Beating Of Florida Inmate posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (Miami Herald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two corrections officers concocted an elaborate lie, fabricated reports and cleaned up bloody evidence to cover up the assault of an inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution, authorities said Tuesday.

The officers, Sgt. Christopher Michael Jernigan, 37, and Officer Donald Dwight Sims Jr., 21, were arrested Monday on charges that they beat a 41-year-old handcuffed inmate who had allegedly “disrespected” them. They left him in a bloody heap in his cell for “several hours” before
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Minneapolis Paid $10.7 Million in Lawsuits posted 05/08/2015, 7:30 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From kare1.com:
When allegations of police misconduct move from the street to the courtroom — more often than not, Minneapolis has to pay.

KARE 11 requested numbers from the City of Minneapolis and found since January 2010, Minneapolis has dealt with 141 “Officer Conduct lawsuits.” The city won 51 of them — either at trial or when a j
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Thursday May 7th, 2015

Video Proves Cops Lied When they Broke Man's Face. Why are they Only Getting a Slap on the Wrist? posted 05/07/2015, 11:48 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Two Broward County Sheriff’s deputies are currently on a paid vacation while they face criminal charges after brutally assaulting 50-year-old David Gonzales last February.

As we previously reported, the incident was caught on surveillance video at a gas station in Deerfield Beach. Officers Justin Lambert and Mike Manresa approached Gonzalez in front of the store, accusing him
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Canadian City Makes Online Insults Of Police, Local Officials Illegal posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A town in southwestern Quebec criminalized online insults of police and municipal officials after the town-council voted unanimously in favor of the measure yesterday.

In Granby, Que., a town with about 60,000 residents situated 80 kilometres east of Montreal, it was already illegal to insult local government employees. Monday however, the town council strengthened that bylaw to include online insults as well.
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10-Year-Old's Mom Has Cops Perform Mock Arrest Because He Was 'Being Rude To His Teacher & Not Doing His Work' posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Monday, May 4th, the police department in Columbus, GA received a call from the mother of a 10 yr. old child, Sean, for what she describes as, “Being rude to his teacher and not doing his work for the last few weeks”. Surprisingly, The department actually sent officers to the home, handcuffed the child, put him in the police vehicle, proceeded to go as far as to turn on the sirens and “step off the brakes just to give him a little scare”, according to one of the officers involved.

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Maryland Cop Faces Assault Charge for Biting Man's Testicles posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Maryland police officer is facing several charges after allegedly biting a man’s testicles during a bar fight Tuesday. According to Baltimore police, the incident unfolded shortly after 31-year-old off-duty cop Michael Flaig, a 10-year veteran of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, began groping a female during the bar’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The female’s roommate, whose name was redacted from the police report, reportedly approached Flaig and demanded he cease h
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Cop Sues Starbucks After Spilling Free Coffee On Himself posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (ABC 13)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
RALEIGH, NC -- A Raleigh police officer who was given a free cup of coffee by Starbucks is now suing the company after he spilled it and got burned.

In the lawsuit, Matthew Kohr, a lieutenant with RPD, said the lid popped off the cup of coffee he ordered at the Starbucks on Peace Street in January 2012 and the cup collapsed.

Kohr claims the incident caused such severe stress it activated his Crohn's disease which resulted in surgery to remove part of his intestine.<
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L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Disciplined After Killing Cyclist While Distracted Typing On In-Car Computer posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (Pasadena Star News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Following an internal probe, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has imposed unspecified discipline on a veteran deputy who fatally struck a cyclist with his patrol car in Calabasas 15 months ago as he was typing on his in-car computer, officials said.

Deputy Andrew Wood hit and killed prominent entertainment attorney Milton Olin Jr.... (more)


Freddie Gray Officer Threatened to Kill Himself and Ex-Partner's Husband, Court Document Alleges posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Baltimore police lieutenant charged with the manslaughter of Freddie Gray allegedly threatened to kill himself and the husband of his ex-girlfriend, during incidents that led to him being disciplined and twice having his guns confiscated.

Brian Rice, who pursued and arrested Gray after the 25-year-old “caught his eye” on 12 April, was reportedly given an administrative suspension after being hospitalised for a mental health evaluation when he warned he was preparing to shoot h
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Chicago City Council Approves Reparations For Police Torture Victims posted 05/07/2015, 7:44 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CHICAGO — The City Council approved an unprecedented reparations package on Wednesday that will pay $5.5 million and provide other benefits to torture victims of notorious former police commander Jon Burge.

The vote caps a decades-long push for restitution to some of the more than 100 victims — mostly African American men — who have alleged horrific abuse by police officers under Burge's command.

From 1972 through 1991, the suspects were subjected to mock executions
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 05/07/2015, 7:42 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A ring of crooked North Carolina deputies gets popped, so do some Connecticut cops involved in a steroids rings, and so do more jail and prison guards. And more. So it goes. Let's get to it:

In Raleigh, North Carolina, seven former or current Northampton County deputies and three state prison guards were arrested last Thursday on drugs and weapons charges a
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Michigan Police Enter Home and Shoot Man to Death Before Confiscating Surveillance Video That Possibly Captured Shooting posted 05/07/2015, 7:41 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal agent who shot and killed a 20-year-old man during a raid on a Detroit home last week said he was in fear for his life because the man had lunged at him with a hammer.

But the man’s father, who witnessed the shooting, said his son was kneeling at the top of the stairs when the agent fired multiple times.

And a surveillance video camera that may have captured the shooting has been confiscated by police, who are now refusing to release the footage to the fam
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Yonkers Cops Neil Vera, Christian Koch Admit to Perjury in Falsified Warrant Case posted 05/07/2015, 7:40 AM (LoHud)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Yonkers police officer and detective face jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to perjury for lying to get a search warrant for a raid in which a School Street tenant died when he fell out a window.

Neil Vera, who was fired late last year, also pleaded guilty to official misconduct. He will serve weekends in jail for six months.

Detective Christian Koch will serve eight weekends in jail. He had been under suspension since the officers were indicted in O
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Wednesday May 6th, 2015

In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn't Amount to Much posted 05/06/2015, 6:35 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police officers are more likely to be struck by lightning than be held financially accountable for their actions. -- Law professor Joanna C. Schwartz (paraphrased)

"In a democratic society," observed Oakland police chief Sean Whent, "people have a say in how they are policed."
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Police Department Says It Will No Longer Be Accepting Motel 6's Nightly Guest Lists posted 05/06/2015, 6:34 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a remarkably swift turnaround -- no doubt prompted by some media backlash -- the Warwick, RI, police department has announced it will no longer be accepting late night guest list faxes from Motel 6. ... (more)


Officials Criticize DEA's Light Punishment Of Agents Who Forgot Man In Cell For 5 Days posted 05/06/2015, 6:34 AM (Los Angeles Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Obama administration officials and lawmakers are calling for greater accountability and tougher disciplinary procedures at the Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency imposed only light punishments on agents who forgot a San Diego man in a holding cell, leaving him without food or water for five days and nearly killing him.

Daniel Chong, a UC San Diego student, was detained in 2012 for what he was told would be five minutes after he was swept up in a drug bust at a friend
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Military-Style Raids for Minimal Drugs Turn Deadly in Hallandale Beach posted 05/06/2015, 6:34 AM (New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The SWAT team snakes behind a one-story pink and yellow house an hour before dawn breaks over a silent working-class block in Hallandale Beach. As the heavily armed cops in black military gear pour into the small backyard, Tank, a 15-year-old pit bull, rises from the concrete ground, straining at his metal chain. One cop aims and shoots the dog, killing it. Another officer smashes open the back door, then hurls in a flash grenade. Officer Michael McKenzie, a burly cop covered in bulletproof gear... (more)


Prosecutor: Drug Squad Thought Badge Protected Them From Law posted 05/06/2015, 6:33 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Citizens give police "a tremendous amount of power" and cannot let them use it to beat, rob and intimidate people — even if they are drug dealers, a federal prosecutor argued Tuesday as she wrapped up a sweeping drug squad corruption case.

The Justice Department indictment accuses six members of an undercover Philadelphia drug squad of stealing more than $400,000 during illegal drug raids from 2006 to 2012.

The squad obtained search warrants afte
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Death Of Woman Shocked By Stun Gun In Fairfax Jail Is Ruled An Accident posted 05/06/2015, 6:33 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Virginia medical examiner’s office has ruled that the death of a woman at the Fairfax County jail in February was an accident linked to the use of a stun gun to shock her while she was shackled.

Natasha McKenna, 37, of Alexandria died after she was restrained with handcuffs and leg shackles and shocked four times, county records show. After the shocks were administered Feb. 3, she stopped breathing, was taken to a hospital and died several days later.

In a stat
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Officer Accused Of Having Sex With Teen In Exchange For Not Filing Drug Charges posted 05/06/2015, 6:33 AM (Herald Standard)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Connellsville police sergeant is charged with having sexual contact with a girl, starting when she was 16, in exchange for not filing drug charges against her and her boyfriend.

Ryan Thomas Reese faces felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility. He was additionally charged with misdemeanor counts of official oppression and two counts of indecent assault.

Police alleged
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Tuesday May 5th, 2015

Man Faces 15 Years For Public Sex On Florida Beach, Couple Forced To Register As 'Sex Offenders' posted 05/05/2015, 5:56 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
If you're still wondering whether the US is dystopian police state, this ought to make it clear.

From the Miami Herald:
A jury Monday found a couple guilty of having sex on Bradenton Beach after only 15 minutes of deliberation.

The convictions carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.
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Miami Cop Punches Handcuffed Woman In The Face Then Kicks Her, Gets Slap On Wrist posted 05/05/2015, 8:41 AM (CBS Miami)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) -- Security video from the garage of the Miami Beach Police Department shows a group of officers milling about, a petite, handcuffed woman standing among them. The woman reaches out her foot, as if to trip one of the officers, who then slugs her in the face and kicks her.

Miami Beach police released the video, along with more than 500 pages of investigative documents Monday, after a lengthy investigation of the incident that occurred in July, 2013.
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Sheriff Shoots Real Estate Agent As She Shows House, Then Walks Away Because "He's The Sheriff" posted 05/05/2015, 5:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Gwinnett County, GA — Clayton County Sheriff, Victor Hill, has not been charged with a crime and was allowed to leave the scene after shooting a woman in the stomach on Sunday.

According to Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Brian Doan, Hill accidentally shot a woman at a model home located at 2567 Britt Trail Drive in Lawrenceville at around 7 p.m. Sunday.
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New York State Police Handcuff And Shackle 'Combative' Five-Year-Old posted 05/05/2015, 5:55 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The idea that police officers should use handcuffs and leg shackles to control an unruly individual is hardly unusual in the US, where fondness for the use of metal restraints runs through the criminal justice system.

What is unusual is when the individual in question is five years old, and the arrest takes place in an elementary school.

New York state police were called last week to the primary school in Philadelphia, New York, close to the Canadian border, after
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Pentagon Hiding Data on Military Sexual Assault: Report posted 05/05/2015, 5:50 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sexual assault in the U.S. military is occurring at a much higher rate than the Defense Department has previously admitted, a new report released Monday revealed.

After investigating more than 100 sexual assault cases that took place on four large domestic military bases, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), a ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, released a damning critique of the Pentagon's response to the problem, which included what she said were lenient punishments and
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We Should Be Wary of Federal Body Camera Funds posted 05/05/2015, 5:50 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $20 million police body camera pilot funding scheme to assist law enforcement agencies in developing body camera programs. In the wake of the killings of Michael Br... (more)


Massachusetts Bill Would Require Police Body Cameras, but Keep Videos from the Public posted 05/05/2015, 5:49 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police departments across Massachusetts are considering whether to use body cameras, but a proposed law would leave them with no choice if passed. Bill H.2170 would require all police officers in the state to equip themselves with the devices.

“I’m deeply disturbed by the injuries and deaths of mostly African-American
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State Police Won't Release Dashcam Video Of Officer Shooting posted 05/05/2015, 5:49 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- When a white police officer in South Carolina chased a black man nine miles by car, then shot him to death in his driveway last year, the shooting apparently was captured on the officer's dashboard camera -- a video that state police have steadfastly refused to release.... (more)


Monday May 4th, 2015

"Nickel Rides," "Houdini Suicides," and the American Torture State posted 05/04/2015, 6:20 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Like iron filings rearranging themselves in the presence of a magnetic field, reflexive apologists for the police quickly adapt to every official explanation for egregious misconduct.

Knowing that official insinuation suffices when facts are withheld, the Baltimore PD leaked the suggestion that Gray killed himself by banging his head on the walls of the vehicle. This account was supposed
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Florida Cop Fired After Video Shows him Unload AR-15 on Fleeing Man that He Couldn't Even See posted 05/04/2015, 6:20 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Orlando, FL — The Orlando police department fired one of their own on Friday after an internal investigation concluded that an officer violated two department regulations when he opened fire on a fleeing man.

Officer David Johnston opened fire and squeezed off 23 rounds at a man inside a parking garage. The suspect was on the other side of iron gates, posed no threat whatsoever to Johnston, and was 90 feet away.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance camer
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Atlanta Cops Kill Woman, Say She Fired on them While Handcuffed in Back of Patrol Car posted 05/04/2015, 6:20 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Atlanta, GA — A 25-year-old Atlanta woman died from gunshot wounds Thursday after police say she fired at them from inside the back of their patrol car.

Two officers were investigating reports of a stolen car Thursday afternoon when they found Alexia Christian sitting in the missing vehicle. She was then arrested without incident and placed into the back of the police cruiser.... (more)


Atlanta Police Officer Arrested For Exposing Himself posted 05/04/2015, 6:20 AM (11 Alive)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- An Atlanta Police officer is charged with public indecency after asking a stranger if "she liked to massage penises".

The responding police officer reported the 19-year-old woman had a "worried and fearful expression on her face" as she described what happened. She was in her car in the parking lot of the NCG Cinemas in Stone Mountain on Wednesday, March 25. A driver in an SUV parked next to her got her attention. She said he looked like he was trying to ask
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New Jersey Cops May Not Order Passengers Out Of Car posted 05/04/2015, 6:20 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cops in New Jersey can order a driver out of his car, but not the passenger -- at least, not without good reason. That was the conclusion of an appellate panel of the New Jersey Superior Court last month after considering the case against Tawian Bacome, who was driving a Ford Bronco when a pair of detectives set up a sting operation in the late afternoon of April 29, 2011.

Woodbridge Detectives Brian Jaremczak and Patrick Harris suspected that the Bronco was involved in a drug de
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CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Calls on Journalists to Tell 'Full Story' of US Torture posted 05/04/2015, 6:20 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou, who exposed the treatment of al Qaeda suspects held in secret prisons, told the Bureau today it was now down to journalists to "tell the full story" about the intelligence agency's torture programme because politicians did not have the will.

In a video interview on the last day of his house arrest recorded for the Bureau by film-maker Tarquin Ramsay, the former CIA counter-terrorism analyst called on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to r
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Top Cop To Keep Duties After Drunken Driving Charge posted 05/04/2015, 6:20 AM (The Daily Journal)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MILLVILLE - A top-ranking city police officer arrested on a drunken driving charge Sunday will continue leading the department, Mayor Mike Santiago told The Daily Journal on Monday evening.... (more)


Police Unions Lobby for Special Legal Protections posted 05/04/2015, 6:19 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the New York Times:
As Justice Department officials began meeting with ... (more)


Sunday May 3rd, 2015

Hidden Camera Catches NYPD Cops Arresting Man For No Reason, Making Up Purpose for Stopping Him posted 05/03/2015, 6:36 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Bronx, NY – A video published on Youtube yesterday by user benfarias13 shows an apalling abuse of power by the NYPD when they pull over and arrest a man for absolutely no reason.

The video begins with the driver sitting calmly in his car when an officer walks up and opens the car door, demanding he “step out of the car.” The cop immediately tells him to put his hands behind his back and cuffs him, asking him if he has any weapons. The man complies and replies that he does not have
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Saturday May 2nd, 2015

IRS Seizes $107,000 From Innocent Small-Town Convenience Store Owner For 'Structuring' Deposits posted 05/02/2015, 8:52 AM (IJ.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Lyndon McLellan has spent more than a decade running L&M Convenience Mart, a gas station, restaurant, and convenience store in rural Fairmont, North Carolina. Then, one year ago, without any warning, agents from the IRS seized his entire bank account, totalling more than $107,000.

With that, Lyndon entered the upside down world of civil forfeiture, where the government can seize
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Who Pays When The DEA Destroys Your Vehicle And Kills Your Employee During A Botched Sting? Hint: Not The DEA posted 05/02/2015, 8:52 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The DEA likes to borrow stuff. It's just not very good about returning borrowed items in the same shape it got them.

Like a woman's Facebook a
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Baltimore Rioter Turned Himself In -- But His Family Can't Afford $500,000 Bail posted 05/02/2015, 8:52 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Allen Bullock’s mother and stepfather told him to surrender for smashing a police car, but they say authorities ‘are making an example of him – and it is not right’... (more)


Friday May 1st, 2015

Freddie Gray Arrest Based On A Fraud, Death Ruled a Homicide, Officers Face Charges posted 05/01/2015, 10:41 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Freddie Gray's arrest was based on a fraud and the officers involved are facing a host criminal charges.

From ABC News:
The death of Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide caused by severe trauma. ... (more)


Video Shows Officer Break Down Door, Release K9 On Seated Man With Hands Raised posted 05/01/2015, 9:16 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Body-cam video has been released as a part of a lawsuit filed against the West Jordan Police Department in Utah, showing an officer kicking in a door and releasing a police K9 on a man seated, surrendering on his couch, with his hands raised.

The video shows Lee Hoogveldt seated on a sofa after police enter his home on March 24, 2013. After commands from officers, he raises his hands in the air before a police dog jumps up and chews on his face for 15 seconds.
... (more)


Man Who Recorded Freddie Gray Video Arrested After Voicing Fears That Police Were Trying To Intimidate Him posted 05/01/2015, 9:16 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The man who recorded one of two videos showing Baltimore cops dragging a screaming Freddie Gray into the back of a police van was arrested Thursday night, two days after voicing concerns that police were trying to intimidate him by plastering his photo all over the news, saying they wanted to interview him.

Unlike the woman who recorded the other video, Kevin Moore was not afraid to show his face to the cameras, describing to reporters how cops had Gray’s legs pulled up behind his
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Arrogant Cop Recklessly Pursues Fire Chief to Ticket Him for Responding to an Actual Emergency posted 05/01/2015, 9:16 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Port Wentworth, GA – Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn was on his way to an actual emergency on April 10 when he was aggressively pursued by police. Naturally, he believed they were en route to the same incident.  A series of videos have been released documenting the absurd actions of the officer.... (more)


Thursday April 30th, 2015

Father Says Cop Shot His Mentally Ill Son 'Execution Style' posted 04/30/2015, 10:20 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HOUSTON (CN) - A Texas sheriff's deputy shot a schizophrenic suicidal man 11 times and killed him "execution style" while the man was being hit with a Taser, the man's father claims in court.

Darrell Turk sued four Fort Bend County sheriff's deputies for the estate of his son Michael Blair in Federal Court.

Fort Bend County is part of Greater Houston.

Turk says his family member called 911 on Nov. 4, 2013 and told the dispatcher Blair
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The Other Man In The Van With Freddie Gray Breaks His Silence posted 04/30/2015, 11:17 PM (CBS Baltimore)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BALTIMORE (WJZ ) — From the beginning, the investigation into what killed Freddie Gray has centered on what happened inside the police transport van.

We knew there was another prisoner inside the van and tonight we hear from him.

WJZ‘s Mike Schuh is the first to speak with Donta Allen about what he heard.

“I am Donta Allen. I am the one who was in the van with Freddie Gray,” Allen said.

The one who the police commissioner calls the seco
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Report: Freddie Gray died after head slammed into bolt in police van...
Police van carrying Freddie Gray made mystery stop...


Shocking Video Captures Deputy Siccing Dog On Inmate, Stomping Him For No Reason posted 04/30/2015, 10:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New Iberia, LA — Shocking surveillance footage, recently subpoenaed by federal investigators, shows a savage and violent attack on Louisiana man by a sheriff’s deputy.

The attack happened on Dec 6, 2012. Marcus Robicheaux along with all of the other inmates was being subject to a contraband sweep. Like all of the other inmates, Robicheaux had his hands on his head and his nose on the wall.

As the video begins, we see Deputy David Prejean, grab Robicheaux by the back
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This looks like a scene out of Abu Ghraib. - Chris


Graphic Video: Cop Films Himself Breaking the Law By Ordering Pitbull to Attack Wounded Deer posted 04/30/2015, 10:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Hartford, Conn. – In a newly released video taken by an off-duty Hartford cop John Cavanna, Cavanna can be heard commanding his dog to attack a wounded deer. The graphic video of the dog mauling the injured deer is sparking controversy.

Outraged animal lovers, as well as some sportsmen, have come out to condemn the actions of Cavanna, with many questioning his judgment in light of his other professional title. Aside from being an officer with the HPD, Cavanna is also employed by t
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