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Tuesday August 4th, 2015
Cops Say Video Showing Them Steal Marijuana & Joke About Beating Disabled Woman Is "Illegal" posted 08/04/2015, 7:19 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Santa Ana, CA — In June, police raided a marijuana dispensary and were caught on a surveillance camera stealing the merchandise and playing darts. Police entered the "Sky High" dispensary in riot gear with guns drawn and were extremely disrespectful to the owners of the property.

One of the occupants was handicapped and blind, and the officers were making jokes about her disability, and suggesting to one another that they should have assaulted her.

"Did you punch
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Crazed Cop Stalks Man then Pulls a Gun on Him for Filming from his Own Front Yard posted 08/04/2015, 7:17 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Rohnert Park, CA — In a video that is sure to spark outrage across the country, a Rohnert Park police officer was caught on film stalking a man for filming.

As if the harassment and intimidation for simply recording a police officer from his own property weren’t enough, this cop went so far as to exit his vehicle and pull his gun on a man who was simply practicing his freedom of speech.

The incident began as Don McComas was loading up his boat for a day on the water
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Government Seizes Vehicles Worth $1 Million; Brings No Charges, Keeps The Cars posted 08/04/2015, 6:19 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Asset forfeiture: drop the charges, keep the property. I guess the person behind Saeki Co., Ltd. should feel appreciative he actually was graced with charges, rather than just had his purchased vehicles seized and spirited away with a mumbled explanation and some dodgy paperwork.

Saeki Co. bought s
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Man Threatened With Charges After Catching Post Office Delivering Mail Into Dumpster posted 08/04/2015, 6:18 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CARSON, CA — A group of citizens observed a U.S. postal worker dumping several bins of undelivered mail into a trash dumpster. When they blew the whistle, they were treated coldly and even threatened with criminal charges.

The witnesses confronted the mail carrier, who sheepishly attempted to take some of the bundles back out of the dumpster. The mailwoman ultimately left, and witnesses were able to retrieve as many as six bins of mail from the trash.

“Costco bill,
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Man Arrested, Charged with Multiple Felonies for Telling Jurors About Their Rights posted 08/04/2015, 6:18 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver, CO - Last week, a Denver man was arrested and charged with multiple felonies, but not for stealing, committing fraud, or engaging in violent crime. He was targeted for attempting to educate jurors about their rights in the courtroom.

Mark Ianicelli, 56, set up a table outside of Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver in order to educate jurors about jury
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VIDEO: Cop Handcuffs Child, Watches As He Screams In Agony posted 08/04/2015, 6:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A federal lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children's Law Center alleging that a deputy sheriff handcuffed two small elementary school students who have disabilities, resulting in pain and trauma, according to a federal lawsuit filed today.

In an extremely disturbing video, school resource officer, Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner, can be seen handcu
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A Mom Called the Police on My 3-Year-Old Son After a Playground Accident posted 08/04/2015, 6:12 AM (Yahoo Parenting)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
I wasn’t sure whether or not to write about this. I generally prefer not to write about my son, out of respect for his privacy, and I don’t want to put myself in a legally questionable situation by writing about what happened. But it’s been several days since the incident and I’ve still got a crazy cocktail of rage, panic, and sadness churning inside my chest and I don’t know how else to get it out.

Here’s the short version: A mother called the police after my son and her daughte
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Monday August 3rd, 2015

NYPD Thugs Assault Business Owner As He Closes Shop posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video has emerged showing the most violent gang in America assaulting a shopkeeper while he is closing up his store.

Posters on social media say the incident involved NYPD officers from the 25th precinct in East Harlem and “took place on E 124th and Lexington, in front of the Bottle Recycling Center, which is located next
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'I Can Detain You For Not Talking to Me!': WI Police Officer Harasses Open Carry Activists, Demands They Leave the City posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Libertyisforeveryone gives us another gem highlighting an officer that doesn’t know the laws pertaining to open carry.  They were open carrying in New Holstein, WI when Officer Leigh pulls up and gets out of the car asking for ID.  Both armed gentlemen refuse to provide ID.  One of the gentlemen asks if they are being detai
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Teenager Sues Police After Being Jailed for 40 Days Over a Snowball Then Cleared of Wrongdoing posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Detroit, MI — A Detroit teenager is suing police in federal court after being wrongfully jailed for 40 days over a snowball.

Dominique Rondeau thought he would have some fun with the other kids after school by throwing snowballs. In Police State USA, however, even this immortal pastime can get you thrown in jail.

One of those icy snowballs from
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Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later posted 08/03/2015, 4:55 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WASHINGTON — The shooting looked bad. But that is when the professor is at his best. A black motorist, pulled to the side of the road for a turn-signal violation, had stuffed his hand into his pocket. The white officer yelled for him to take it out. When the driver started to comply, the officer shot him dead.

The driver was unarmed.

Taking the stand at a public inquest, William J. Lewinski, the psychology professor, explained that the officer had no choice but to a
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Austin Police Arrest Peaceful Streets Founder Antonio Buehler Again for Recording Cops in Public posted 08/03/2015, 4:54 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Just as he was cleared of all criminal charges hanging over him, Peaceful Streets Project founder Antonio Buehler was arrested again early this morning while recording police in Austin.

Also arrested was Mike “Bluehair” Smith of Film the Police Portland, who was in Texas joining the group of activists who regularly record police in Austin’s bustling entertainment district on 6th St.
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Sunday August 2nd, 2015

In Under a Minute, this Cop Shows Exactly Why People are Losing Faith in Police posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Wichita, KS — A deputy has been suspended after he was captured on video, in a sickening display of authoritarianism. Deputy Vance Williams is now apologizing to the community after this video was posted to YouTube.

According to KSN news, the deputy was called out to the town of Harper to investigate a dispute over property, between several people.

Jeff Jacobs,
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Witnesses: Officer Killed Dog, Laughed, Lied In Reports, Charged Owner posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Witnesses in Clayton County, Georgia say an officer unnecessarily killed a canine, who posed no threat – in front of children – then laughed about it, lied in police reports, and charged the dogs owner for not having the animal on a leash.

Claudette Terry says she was moving into a new home on Pineglen Drive back in May when Clayton County officers spied a man sitting in her driveway – one of her friends – and began “investigating.”

“My son opened the door [and] the
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New Jersey Cop Slams, Nearly Kills Female Senior Citizen posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Clark County, New Jersey cops pulled over Fortuna Riga, for allegedly running a stop sign. Riga says the cops pulled him out of his car, and his 61 year old mother intervened. According to the cops his mother jumped on one of the officers back. According to the family, she merely grabbed one of the officers and asked why they were going after her son? The officers slammed the grandmother to the ground, breaking out her front teeth, and causing multiple fractures. She is in critical condition, an... (more)


Afghan War Is Not Over, Says Judge, So Indefinite Detention Can Continue posted 08/02/2015, 2:52 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal judge on Thursday rejected the petition of a Guantanamo detainee who had requested to be freed after spending nearly a decade and a half in the U.S. offshore prison without trial.

As the Associated Press reports:
Muktar Yahya Najee al-Warafi has said his detention was illegal in light of President Barack Obama's statements... (more)


Friday July 31st, 2015

Police Pose As Construction Crew To Extort Texting Drivers posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The tactics of the road pirates are shameless and know no bounds. There isn’t anything these revenue generators for the state won’t do to eat out the substance of their own countrymen.

Under the auspices of protecting a duped public from distracted drivers, Marietta Police in Cobb County, Georgia dressed up as a construction crew
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Related: CA Cops Pose As Homeless Panhandlers, Peer Into People's Cars To Ticket Them For Using Cell Phones


Criminal Profiling Agency Says Officer Tensing Is The "Real" Victim, Not The Man He Shot In The Head posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Samuel DuBose died from a gunshot to the head at point-blank range, but the real victim in the Cincinnati shooting is the shooter – campus police officer Ray Tensing. Thus asserts nationally known “criminal profiler” Pat Brown, offering an assessment that is shared by people across the United States whose contributions made it possible for the accused murderer to pay his $100,000 bail bond<... (more)


"Don't Miss" posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Seattle resident Nathaniel Caylor wears a large, conspicuous metal appliance on the right side of his face, a souvenir of a May 5, 2009 incident in which Seattle Police Officer Eugene Shubeck tried to murder him in front of his twenty-month-old son, Wyatt. The police had arrived in response to a third-party report that Caylor, distraught over the death of his wife, was suicidal.<... (more)


Seattle Pig Lied About Man Swinging Golf Club, Faces Firing posted 07/31/2015, 5:41 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Seattle Pig Cynthia Whitlatch was notified Monday that she faces termination over the false arrest of a 69-year-old man, who she accused of wielding a golf club as a weapon.

An investigation into the arrest of William Wingate on July 9, 2014, revealed a collection of policy violations, including biased policing.
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Thursday July 30th, 2015

VIDEO: Man Asks Cops To Stop Beating Woman, Cops Beat Him Instead posted 07/30/2015, 4:12 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Francisco, CA — On the weekend June 27, in San Francisco, thousands of people took to the streets to take part in the 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues at the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. San Francisco’s celebration is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.

During the event, just after the “Dyke March,” police and protesters clashed outside the old Lexington Club in the Mission District.

24-year-old
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Officer Admits Lying To Grand Jury To Cover Up Fellow Cop's Beating Of Cuffed Man posted 07/30/2015, 4:12 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Gary Wayne Hopkins was viciously beaten at the hands of a sadistic Huntsville, Alabama police officer. As we previously reported, Hopkins was awarded $22,500 in damages stemming from an excessive force complaint.

Hopkins was handcuffed in the rear of a Huntsville police cruiser when he kicked out the rear window. According to a video
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Judge Who Took Kids from Off-Grid Family, Same Judge who Killed his Own Son and Wasn't Arrested posted 07/30/2015, 4:12 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Hot Springs, Ark — On Monday, we reported on the tragic case of 18-month-old Thomas Naramore, who died after being left in a hot vehicle for four hours. The father, Wade Naramore, is a Garland County circuit court judge and has not been arrested despite the fact that he admitted to leaving his son in the car.

The lack of an arrest, coupled with the fact that other
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Wednesday July 29th, 2015

Cop To Vet On Receiving End Of Bogus Raid: Investigating Things Beforehand Just Slows Us Down posted 07/29/2015, 9:23 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The "shoot first, ask for immunity later" mentality of today's law enforcement officers is perfectly highlighted in this story about a US military veteran finding himself on the receiving end of a military-style raid… all because a "helpful" neighbor reported him for being in the "wrong" apartment. (via Amy Alkon)

Alex Horton, an Iraq war veteran, was having some work done on his apartment. During the repairs, his landlord put him up in a "model unit." He fell asleep in an apa
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Ohio Cop Indicted for Murder, Body Cam Just Released Shows Him Kill Unarmed Man posted 07/29/2015, 4:08 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cincinnati, OH — Wednesday afternoon, University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted for the murder of Samuel Dubose.

The incident occurred after Tensing pulled over Dubose for a missing license plate. According to the police account, Dubose refused to provide officer Tensing with his driver's license, producing a bottle of alcohol instead and refusing to exit the vehicle.

Tensing originally gave two different accounts of why he shot Dubose in the
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Cop Stalked Ex-wife Before Killing Her, GPS Data Show posted 07/29/2015, 9:23 PM
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- A police officer who killed his ex-wife on a city street with bystanders watching also stalked the woman while on duty, according to a law-enforcement review of GPS data from his patrol car.

While police termed the behavior "stalking," it was unclear how far back the alleged conduct went, or the lengths to which Neptune Township Sgt. Philip Seidle tracked Tamara Wilson-Seidle, his wife of almost 25 years and mother of th
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"I Can Pull Your A** Out of the F**kin Car" Power-Tripping Cop Didn't Know He Was on Video posted 07/29/2015, 4:08 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
South Holland, IL — A south suburban cop is being “investigated” after a video was uploaded to Facebook showing him seething with his authoritarian power.

The officer, whose name was not released, was caught on camera during a traffic stop in which police were looking for allegedly suspect.

NBC Chicago reports:
Harvey resident Rodney Wilson, 19, was dropping some friends off in South Holland when he was pulled over by police and approached by t... (more)


Police 'Patriotically' Add 'In God We Trust' to their Vehicles as they Demand You Worship Them posted 07/29/2015, 4:07 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sheriff Doug Rader of Missouri’s Stone County says that he is being "attacked" for a "patriotic gesture" -- decorating his department’s patrol vehicles with the motto "In God We Trust." By focusing on a largely symbolic controversy, both the sheriff’s defenders and detractors are ignoring a more tangible threat -- the sheriff’s insistence, typical of his profession, that citizens ... (more)


Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State posted 07/29/2015, 3:46 AM (The Rutheford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled."--Herman Schwartz, The Nation

Trying to predict the outcom
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Dallas County Cop Arrested After Surveillance Video Shows Him Shoplifting Several Times in Uniform posted 07/29/2015, 3:46 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Dallas County cop was arrested Tuesday on allegations he shoplifted several times from a grocery store while in full uniform.

Darrell Moore, who makes more than $58,000-a-year, would walk into the Tom Thumb grocery store in Garland, make some purchases and help himself to items on display on his way out.

The store’s surveillance system has video of him shoplifting on at
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Tuesday July 28th, 2015

911 Dispatcher Hangs Up On Girl As Her Friend Dies, Tells Her 'Deal With It Yourself' posted 07/28/2015, 9:34 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


"Deal with it yourself."

Those are the helpful words Albuquerque, New Mexico 911 dispatcher Matthew Sanchez spoke before hanging up on a panicked young girl who called 911 to get help for her dying friend who was shot in a drive-by shooting.

This i
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Obama Tells Snowden to "Come Home, Be Judged" posted 07/28/2015, 9:34 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In response to a popular online petition calling for pardoning Edward Snowden, the White House says the former NSA analyst should return home to “be judged by a jury of his peers." The 2013 petition calling for a pardon drew 167,000 responses.

"Instead of constructively addressing these issues, Mr. Snowden’s dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work day in and day out to protect i
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Florida Cops Laundered Millions For Drug Cartels, Failed To Make A Single Arrest posted 07/28/2015, 9:34 PM (Forbes)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Posing as money launderers, police in Bal Harbour and Glades County, Fla. laundered a staggering $71.5 million for drug cartels in an undercover sting operation, according to an in-depth investigation by The Miami Herald. With fake identities, undercover officers made deals to pick up cash from criminal organizations in cities across the country. Agents then delivered the money to Miami-Dade sto... (more)


Native American Woman Dies in Jail, Begging for Help, Officers Told Her to "Quit Faking" posted 07/28/2015, 4:36 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Aberdeen, SD — Earlier this month, Sarah Lee Circle Bear, a Lakota woman, was jailed on an alleged bond violation over a suspected DUI charge. Circle Bear was booked into jail on July 6th, and would not leave alive.

According to authorities, Circle Bear was found unconscious and not breathing in her Brown County holding cell on Sunday, July 12.

According to KELO,
Brown County Coroner Mike Carlsen says the results of an autopsy conducted Monda... (more)


Cop Caught on Video Throwing Food at Homeless Person, Treating Him Like a Zoo Animal posted 07/28/2015, 4:36 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sarasota, FL — One of Sarasota’s finest has been suspended after video footage emerged showing him taunting a homeless man like an animal at the zoo.

Officer Andrew Halpin is seen on CCTV from inside the Sarasota County Jail throwing peanuts at Randy Miller, a homeless man arrested for trespassing. Halpin is seen taunting Miller, who’s obviously in a diminished mental state, like a child would taunt an animal at the zoo.

As the video begins, Halpin is seen pointing
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Florida Cops Enter Family's Backyard and Shoot 8-Year-Old Daughter's Beloved Dog posted 07/28/2015, 5:32 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami-Dade police entered the backyard of Vivian Lopez last week and killed her 8-year-old daughter’s beloved American Bulldog, Tyson, and the police are refusing to provide her with any answers as to why.

When Lopez inquired as to why the South Florida cops were even on her property, she told the local news outlet WSVN that she received conflicting stories, but she did say one officer told her they were searching for suspected car thieves in the area.
“His... (more)


Monday July 27th, 2015

After 11-MONTH Investigation, La. Cops Working With DEA Bust Teens For A Few Grams Of Marijuana, MDMA posted 07/27/2015, 5:32 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force, Houma Police Department, State Police Narcotics Division and the DEA working in cahoots for eleven months succeeded in busting a couple of teenagers for a few grams of marijuana, or as they call it, "high-grade marijuana," and a couple pills of ecstasy.

Houma Today reports:
Five tee... (more)


Cop Caught on Private Dashcam Threatening to "Blow a Hole" in Driver's "F**king Head" During Stop posted 07/27/2015, 5:47 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Medford, MA — A Massachusetts man had a dangerous run-in with one of Medford’s finest Saturday night, which has led to that officer being placed on administrative leave.

According to the YouTube description, the man was simply lost in a different part of town and made a mistake in traffic. He was subsequently detained and threatened by Medford Police Detective Stephen Lebert.
"Driving home today I got lost and made a wrong turn. In an unfamiliar area I drove... (more)


Police Shut Down Benefit Concert Because of Hologram of 'Unacceptable Role Model' posted 07/27/2015, 5:32 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HAMMOND, IN — Police showed up in force to shut down a concert fundraiser one minute after the holographic likeness of an “unacceptable role model” was projected on stage: rapper “Chief Keef.”

The show, dubbed “Craze Fest,” attracted approximately 2,000 fans to the Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond on the evening of Saturday, July 25th, 2015.  The rap show had a “Stop the Violence” theme, and was raising money for Dillan Harris, the 13-month-old boy struck by a motorist fleeing police
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DEA's Confidential Informant Program Basically Being Run With No Oversight Whatsoever posted 07/27/2015, 5:31 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on the DEA's use of confidential informants has been published. (We're still an unknown amount of time away for his report on the agency's use of administrative subpoenas.) And it's still incomplete. Horowitz has been fighting the FBI and DEA every step of the way, as both agencies have proven not only unwilling to turn over needed docu... (more)


Obama Frees 46 People While Three-Quarters of all Prisoners are Locked Up for Victimless Crimes posted 07/27/2015, 5:31 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last year RT reported that overcrowded prisons were forcing the White House to think about victimless crime. The outlay for federal prisons had swelled quickly to $6.9 billion in a "growing crisis," according to the Inspector General.

Then, in July of this year, President Obama took the shocking action of granting freedom to dozens of nonviolent drug offender
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Saturday July 25th, 2015

Florida Man Ordered by City to Keep BBQ Smell From Leaving His Property posted 07/25/2015, 11:22 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Florida man was confronted by a county environmental specialist this week and absurdly ordered to keep the smell of his BBQ from leaving his property.

Video of the incident, originally posted to Facebook Wednesday by homeowner Scotty Jordan, shows Pinellas County Environmental Specialist Joe Graham discussing the alleged infraction with Jordan and friends after a nearby neighbor a
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Foolish Cop Thinks He's An Expert On Psychology posted 07/25/2015, 11:21 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A man was recording a police investigation from his own back yard when he was approached by an officer of the Chicago Police Department. One of the officers notices the man filming and claims that the video may contain evidence. It is important to note that as defined by the Fourth Amendment, an officer may not confiscat
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CA Cops Pose As Homeless Panhandlers, Peer Into People's Cars To Ticket Them For Using Cell Phones posted 07/25/2015, 1:54 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Bernardino, California police are posing as homeless panhandlers to get a close look into peoples' cars so they can ticket them for using their cell phone or driving without their seat belt.



Standing on highway off-ramps while holding cardboard signs which say in small lettering that they're "not homeless," but instead "SB police looking for seat belt/cell phone violations," police in four hours
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Friday July 24th, 2015

VIDEO: Cop Elbows Man In The Head, Gets Charged With 'Unnecessary Assault' posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Pocatello Police officer has been charged with assault. Detective Steven Westfall is on paid administrative leave and is charged with one misdemeanor count of “unnecessary assault by an officer.”

The incident started after someone called police claiming that James Rutherford was trespassing on IRS property and was possibly armed with a knife. As police were walking Rutherford back to the patrol car, a shouting match breaks out between Rutherford and the police. After another o
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Indiana: Federal Court Denies Motorist Right To Stop In Safe Location posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The use of unmarked police cars in many states puts motorists in a bind. When they see flashing lights in the rear view mirror, they can either pull over immediately in a dark, sketchy location and take their chances that the lights are not those of an impersonator, or they can drive for a few moments to stop in a safe, public location and risk being treated to a hostile stop and search of their vehicle by legitimate police. A precedent ... (more)


Illinois: Chicago Defends Use Of Illegally Short Yellow Times posted 07/24/2015, 4:50 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chicago, Illinois is saying "too bad" to motorists upset at receiving red light camera tickets at intersections where the yellow warning times were shorter than permitted under federal regulations. The city's lawyers have been mustering arguments to fend off a challenge by attorney Patrick J. Keating who has been trying to take down the scandal-plagued system for several years. The class action suit is something of a rematch as the state Supreme Court failed to reach a consensus when it consider... (more)


Thursday July 23rd, 2015

Citizen's Private Body Cam Protects Him From Cops Who Lied to Get Him in Trouble posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
King County, WA — City bus driver, Kelvin Kirkpatrick purchased a set of glasses that take HD video as a means of feeling safe in the event the Metro Security cameras on his bus failed. However, these camera glasses would prove to be incredibly valuable in an entire other sense.

Kirkpatrick was becoming frustrated with the lack of security provided by two King County sheriff's deputies assigned to the protection of buses on the Metro Transit squad.
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Video Shows NYPD Cop Brutalize 11-Year-Old Girl, Proves He Lied Under Oath posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — Video has surfaced of a New York City police lieutenant assaulting an 11-year-old girl on a Bronx street corner. The incident happened six months after Eric Garner's death but is now being brought to light after a battle with the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York.

In the video, the large male cop forced the girl against the wall, then grabs her around the neck and throws her to the pavement, where he back cuffs her before leading her away.

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So Much for the "Ferguson effect": Killings of Cops are Down 25 Percent for the First Half of 2015 posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The "Ferguson effect," you might remember, is a phenomenon law-and-order types have been throwing around in an effort to blame police brutality on protesters and public officials who actually try to hold bad cops accountable for an alleged increase in violence, both general violence and violence against police officers.

The problem is that there's no real evidence to sugge
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 07/23/2015, 3:45 PM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jail guards smuggling dope, cops helping drug dealers, cops ripping off drug dealers. Familiar stories, repeated over and over. Here's this week's bunch. Let's get to it:

In Hagerstown, Maryland, a Maryland state prison guard was arrested last Wednesday on charges he was smuggling drugs into the prison. Matthew Charles Scott, 28, went down after he
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Deputy Lied About Drugs to Illegally Obtain Warrant Leading to Raid that Blew Apart Baby's Face posted 07/23/2015, 2:36 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Habersham County, GA — In May of last year, Bounkham "Baby Bou Bou" Phonesavanh, 19-months-old, was asleep in his crib. At 3:00 am militarized police barged into his family's home because the sheriff’s department claimed that an informant had purchased $50 worth of meth from someone who once lived there. During the raid, a flash-bang grenade was thrown into the sleeping baby's crib, explodi... (more)


OK Prosecutors Used Seized Asset Forfeiture Funds to Pay Off Student Loans, Live Rent-Free In Seized Home posted 07/23/2015, 2:36 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Oklahoma state audit reveals a prosecutor used seized asset forfeiture funds to pay off his student loans and another took someone's seized home to live in rent-free for years.

From Tulsa World:
A 2009 audit of the District Attorney’s Office that represents Beaver, Cimarron, Harper and Texas counti... (more)


Cop Runs Stop Sign, Hits Sober Driver, Dept Covers it Up By Framing the Man for DUI posted 07/23/2015, 2:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — On April 19, Oliver Wiggins was driving his Nissan Maxima on Glenwood road when he was suddenly t-boned by an NYPD cop. The officer was driving without his flashing lights and did not have on his siren when he blew through a stop sign and plowed into Wiggins.

In typical police fashion, the officer, instead of apologizing and admitting he made a mistake, treated Wiggins as if it were his fault. The officer accused Wiggins of being drunk. He was then arrested and char
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Wednesday July 22nd, 2015

Facing Down Taser, Sandra Bland Was Told By Officer: "I Will Light You Up!" posted 07/22/2015, 2:34 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
While many questions still remain about what exactly happened to Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell before she was found dead under mysterious circumstances on July 13, those looking for answers about why she was initially placed under arrest three days earlier were offered a look at devastating dash-cam footage released by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday evening whic... (more)


Federal Charges Brought Against Officer In Baby Bou Bou Case posted 07/22/2015, 3:01 PM (AJC.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The case agent who allegedly provided false information to a Habersham County SWAT team that maimed a toddler has been charged with federal civil rights violations.

Attorney Mawuli Davis, who represents the parents of Bounkham "Bou Bou" Phonesavanh, the 19-month-old who sustained severe injuries to his face and chest, along with possible brain damage, after a stun grenade deployed during the May 2014 raid landed in his playpen, confirmed the charges to The Atlanta Journal-Cons
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Officer Suspended After Video Shows Him Strike Seated, Handcuffed Man posted 07/22/2015, 2:34 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It only took four and a half years for the Buffalo Police Department to take disciplinary action against Officer Anthony L. Porzio.

Porzio was captured on video striking a handcuffed man seated on the front hood of a police car in a December 11, 2010 incident that was uploaded to YouTube in 2012.

Now, following a disciplinary review, internal arbitrators have suspended Porzio for 30 days without pay.

The footage shows two female officers approach
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Shocking Video Shows LAPD Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair with 3 Bean Bag Rounds and a Taser posted 07/22/2015, 2:33 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles, CA — Three rounds with a bean bag gun and a taser — deployed against a man in a wheelchair.

The LAPD is facing criticism after a video surfaced that shows them firing beanbag rounds at a man in a wheelchair and then hitting him with a taser.

According to LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith, the man in the wheelchair, Christopher Adam Zareck, 43, swung a pole at police when they tried to take him into custody.

Police were called to the scene around 7:
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Family Threatened With Government Fine For Parking Cars in Their Own Driveway posted 07/22/2015, 2:33 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Government officials in Cobb County, Georgia are threatening a family with a fine for parking too many cars in their own driveway.

The Oviedo family were hit with the violation notice after local bureaucrats acted on an anonymous complaint that there were four cars parked on the property. Local ordinance rules which were recently changed mandate that a maximum of two cars be parked at any one time.

The family has relatives visiting and their two kids are home from c
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NYPD Officials Apparently Deleting Incriminating Communications Related To Alleged Illegal Summons Quotas posted 07/22/2015, 2:31 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The NYPD doesn't care for transparency. Its relationship with open records requesters ranges from "frosty" to "antagonistic." It even employs its own in-house, completely arbitrary classifica... (more)

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