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Wednesday June 3rd, 2015
Study: The TSA's Security Theater Troupes Missed 95% Of Smuggled Weapons And Explosives posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When it's not aggressively groping patrons, being outwitted by TSA-safe luggage, failing to understand the ... (more)


NYPD Cop Used Dead Man’s Credit Card to Buy Herself a Diamond Ring: DA posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Dead men tell no tales — and they don’t buy cops diamond rings.

Prosecutors say an NYPD officer on a call helped herself to a corpse’s credit card number to buy herself some bling.

Ymmacula Pierre “is accused of disgraceful conduct by using the credit card information of a dead man to buy expensive jewelry,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
... (more)




Washington Post Tracking Police Shooting Fatalities posted 06/03/2015, 5:58 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Sunday, the Washington Post ran a lengthy story about police shootings in the USA thus far this year.  Fatalities are now 385, about twice a day–and those are only the fatalities (if someone is shot and is crippled or is on life support, that’s not part of this tally).

Excerpt:
The most troubling ­cases began with a cry for help.

About half the shootings occurred after family members, neighbors or strangers sought help from police because someo
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Cops Cleared in Shooting of 73-Year-Old Security Guard Who Called 911 for Help posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last month, grand juries cleared two police shooting cases that were brought to them by the State Attorney's Office in Broward County, including a case in which an elderly security guard was killed after he had called police to report a suspicious person.

In September 2012, Earl David Brown, age 73, was securing the grounds of the recycling facility, as he had for the past 35 years, when he reportedly noticed a "prowler" on the grounds. Brown called the Lauderhill Police Departme
... (more)


Farmer's Savings Among Police Seizures that Paid for Montana K-9 Unit posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (Star Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lorenzo Ayala saved more than $16,000 to buy tractor parts while on a road trip to Montana to visit a woman he met online, but he ended up unwittingly contributing it to the state's first K-9 unit.

Ayala forfeited his wad of cash after a state trooper became suspicious that the California farmer's generous amount of cologne, cluttered car and disputed criminal history were signs of drug trafficking.

Ayala, of Palo Alto, was never charged with a crime — but Montana k
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Man Under Surveillance by Joint Terrorism Task Force Shot Dead in Boston posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (NBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man wielding a large, military-style knife came at police and FBI agents as they attempted to interview him in Boston early Tuesday, and was fatally shot only after he refused to drop the weapon, officials said.

Usaamah Abdullah Rahim had been under 24-hour surveillance by the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, and a senior official told NBC News they were investigating whether the 26-year-old Boston man had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages and feared a
... (more)
Good example of the state-stenography journalism Glenn Greenwald talks so much about. - Chris


$1.38M Cop Beating Settlement Will Cost Inkster Taxpayers posted 06/03/2015, 5:55 AM (Detriot Free Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Inkster property owners will soon face a one-time tax hit to cover a settlement reached between the city and a man beaten by a police officer during a traffic stop.

City Treasurer Mark Stuhldreher said Inkster will levy 6.45 mills on summer tax bills to pay Floyd Dent $1,377,500.

That means property owners will shell out about $178.67 on a home with a market value of $55,400, the median value of a home in Inkster, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
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Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

Cops Caught On Video Accidentally Pepper-Spraying Each Other As They Beat Handcuffed Man posted 06/02/2015, 10:27 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A video of Palm Beach Sheriff’s deputies beating a man at a traffic has just been uncovered by local CBS 12 in Florida.

The video clearly shows Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office tasering, pepper-spraying and beating a man at a traffic stop after they say he “resisted” them.

The stop occurred on November 28, 2013, and involved the locally-notorious Deputy Ernest Cantu – who has shot at least three other suspects to death in the past, including just over a month ago in Apr
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Michigan Cops Raided and Robbed Medical Marijuana Patient of Everything, Even Her Vibrator posted 06/02/2015, 5:16 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Aside from the so-called War on Drugs being a great success for the government on multiple levels and a boon to thugs who get off on beating their non-violent employers fellow citizens - it also creates an environment ripe for other forms of abuse.

Meet Civil Asset Forfeiture where cops take everything from a suspect and simply keep it even after the trumped
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May Drug War Mayhem: Five Civilians, Two Police Officers Dead in Separate Incidents posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police enforcing the drug laws killed five people in separate incidents last month. The victims become the 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th persons to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. Also killed in May drug war mayhem were two Mississippi police officers whose deaths were noted earlier here.

Here's who was killed and the circumstances in which they died:

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Photo Proves Police Covered Up Shooting of Florida Man Carrying BB Gun posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“He’s a black dude… he’s carrying a rifle!” the 911 caller declared. The incident occurred in Florida, where open carry of a BB-gun is completely legal, just like it is in Ohio where John Crawford was shot.

Just like John Crawford, who was killed by Beavercreek police in a Walmart pet food aisle, Jermaine McBean was carrying an air rifle, not a real gun.
... (more)


St. Louis County Towns Continue to Treat Residents Like ATMs posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Now that the many, many municipalities in St. Louis County face the prospect of a state law imposing a lower limit on how much revenue they can generate from traffic offenses (along with a credible threat of actually enforcing that law), they seem to be turning instead to non-traffic-related offenses, which aren’t covered by the new policy.... (more)


NBC Caught Altering Interview With Witness to Fit Police Narrative in Long Beach Police Slaying of Student posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NBC Los Angeles selectively edited a video interview of a witness to a police shooting to better fit the police narrative about the killing of an unarmed college student last week.

Now friends and family of the victim, Feras Morad, who was shot and killed by Long Beach police on Wednesday, are putting the news station on blast through social media.
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Disobey the Veterinarian-Industrial Complex... posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (Thomas DiLorenzo)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
... and you may be fined and imprisoned for “animal cruelty.”  This is what a Florida woman is threatened with after refusing to be plundered with a $3,000 vet bill to treat her beloved, aged dog’s infected teeth.  One has to wonder when vets were given IRS-style taxing powers.

What’s next on the road to galloping totalitarianism — fining teachers for reward
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Monday June 1st, 2015

Witness Says Cops 'Executed' Man at Burger King, Manager Says Police Deleted Surveillance Footage posted 06/01/2015, 6:31 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From NBC Chicago:
Chicago police officers deleted footage from a security camera at a Burger King restaurant located fewer than 100 yards from where 17-ye... (more)


Internal Affairs Investigator Blows Whistle: 'I Was Ordered To Destroy Videotape' posted 06/01/2015, 6:31 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Denver Sheriff's Internal Affairs Bureau investigator claims he was fired after refusing to follow orders to destroy a videotape that showed an inmate being “humiliated and degraded,” earlier this month.

Brent Miller worked for the Adams County Sheriff's Office for nearly 26 years before retiring and agreeing to work for the Denver Sheriffs Department.

As a civilian internal affairs investigator, Miller says he was assigned to investigate several complaints fi
... (more)


Two Men Stuck in Flood Call Police for Help, Cops Arrive and Kill One of Them, Arrest the Other posted 06/01/2015, 6:31 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(Tulsa, OK) On Friday, two brothers called police for help as they were trying to move their truck after it had stalled on a road that was quickly flooding. Soon after Oklahoma State Troopers arrive, one of the brothers is shot dead by the very people they called for help and the other brother finds himself arrested after he just watched his own brother being shot to death.

The local Tulsa World reports,
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a Tulsa ... (more)


Mother Questions Why Police Were Not Indicted In Son's Death posted 06/01/2015, 6:31 AM (KATC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Muffled cries of "you're trying to kill me," and "I can't breathe" are audible in new video of the struggle that lead to Robert Minjarez' death in March 2014.  This week, a grand jury found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the officers who restrained Minjarez.


Bill Would Require Gun Owners to Have Liability Insurance or Pay $10,000 Fine, Cops Exempt posted 06/01/2015, 6:24 AM (AL.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There's been a surge of gun-control legislation in Congress in recent weeks. The latest efforts would require gun owners to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon or face a fine of up to $10,000.

The Firearm Risk Protection Act, introduced Friday by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, N.Y., provides an exemption for service members and law enforcement officers.

"We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns," Malo
... (more)


Sunday May 31st, 2015

Cops Arrest Subway Riders For "Manspreading" posted 05/31/2015, 8:32 AM (Gothamist)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Police Reform Organizing Project's new "That's How They Get You" report (PDF) features a roundup of stories compiled from long hours spent monitoring arraignment and summons courts. Among the 117 vignettes, which PROP director Robert Gangi said were usually based on court testimony—and occasionally on conversations with defendants and lawyers, or reviewing lawsuits or news reports—this anec... (more)


Friday May 29th, 2015

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison posted 05/29/2015, 9:17 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ross Ulbricht, the man behind the darkweb drug marketplace known as the Silk Road, has just been sentenced to more imprisonment than he has actual lives: two life sentences and "max sentences on all other charges." In addition, the government has chosen to hold him financially culpable for every single transaction that occurred at the Silk Road -- a fine of $184 million -- $166 million of which it has already recouped t... (more)


Ross Ulbricht Lawyer and Mother Reaction To Life In Jail posted 05/29/2015, 9:17 PM (WeAreChange)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Student Punished for Bringing Hot Pepper to School posted 05/29/2015, 5:42 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The family of a Long Island student is suing his high school after administrators punished him for bringing hot peppers to lunch.

The mother of Nick Lien, a 10th grader at Centereach High School, says her family has a healthy appreciation for spicy food.

“I eat hot food. My family eats hot food,” Nick’s mom, Sharon, told CBS New York. “It’s just in our blood.”

So imagine Sharon’s confusion when she was summoned to school over a food item her famil
... (more)


Dallas PD Guts Specifics From Citizen Recording Policy, Leaving Only Vague Reminder To Respect Pre-Existing Rights posted 05/29/2015, 5:40 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It shouldn't need to come to this, but the Dallas Police Department has finally issued a policy related to citizen photography. There are many reasons law enforcement agencies need to remind officers of the right to record, but the Dallas PD may have needed a bit more of a nudge after a Texas legislator tried (unsuccessfully) to impose additional restric... (more)


Hawaii Cops Who Made Masseuses Touch Their Dicks Won't Charge Them With Sexual Assault posted 05/29/2015, 5:40 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A partially happy ending to this "happy ending" story. But some could still be deported.... (more)


Thursday May 28th, 2015

Federal Judge Believes Motorist, Not Cop, In Traffic Stop posted 05/28/2015, 5:19 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It is not often that a judge sides with a motorist over the testimony of a police officer. For US District Judge Kathleen Cardone, the testimony of El Paso, Texas cops proved to be so incredible that she had no choice earlier this month than to believe Felicia Waller, who was a passenger in a white 2002 Chevy Tahoe pulled over on September 25, 2014 for allegedly speeding. Instead, she Waller wound up arrested by drug task force officers because she had a small amount of ammunition in her own hom... (more)


Teen Girls Face Felony Charges For Senior Prank Putting Alarm Clocks In Lockers posted 05/28/2015, 5:19 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From WCNC:
TROUTMAN, N.C. -- South Iredell High School was evacuated Tuesday morning after police say a senior prank prompted a bomb search.

Dan Farrell's daughter Shannon Farrell is one of two students arrested.

He said, "I was called by my younger daughter saying my older daughter was taken away by the cops."

Farrell says his da
... (more)


Virginia Man Is Harassed While Eating In Hotel Parking Lot posted 05/28/2015, 5:19 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The officer approached Mr Williams’ car, and before identifying himself, he asked if Williams had a room at the hotel.

After Williams positively indicated that he did have a room at the place of business, the officer proceeded to ask further invasive questions before finally demanding Williams identification.

After a few moments of back and forth, Williams finally
... (more)


Arizona Cop Suspended for Snatching Man's Phones, Claiming They Could be Weapons posted 05/28/2015, 5:19 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


An Arizona cop said she was in fear for her life when a man pulled out his iPhone to record her during a traffic stop, which is why she snatched the phone out of his hands, prompting him to pull out another phone, which she also snatched.

After all, Tempe police officer Lara Camberg later claimed, she had
... (more)


Wednesday May 27th, 2015

Federal Judge Tosses All Evidence Obtained By FBI's 'Cable Guy' Ruse posted 05/27/2015, 4:25 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The FBI's evidentiary ship has come in. And it's cargo hold is completely empty.

Earlier this year, the FBI found itself facing a judge thoroughly unimpressed with its dramatic flair. As you may recall, as part of an investigation, the FBI cut the cable to some Las Vegas bungalows, and then pretended to be cab
... (more)


Video Shows NYPD Harassing, Assaulting Teens On Elevator posted 05/27/2015, 4:24 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A New York City Housing Authority video has been released showing two NYPD officers intimidating and harassing an elevator full of people in a housing project.

The subsequent interaction resulted in criminal charges for 18-year-old Eastern New York native Jaleel Fields who has now settled a lawsuit with the city for $50,000, filed in a federal court in Brooklyn, which claimed the officers violated his civil rights.

This video shows “the everyday harassment kids who
... (more)


Cop Claims Freedom of Speech Does Not Give Citizens the Right to Question Police posted 05/27/2015, 4:24 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Hartford, CT — Entrepreneur and police accountability activist, Michael Picard was out warning drivers about a DUI checkpoint ahead when he caught a cop speaking quite candidly about his authority.

On his YouTube channel, Picard explains how the night progressed:
On Friday, May 15th, I cop blocked a DUI checkpoint in Hartford, CT, holding up a sign that read... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 05/27/2015, 4:24 PM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philly's dirty narcs escape criminal convictions, a Georgia cop is in trouble for stealing dope from the evidence room, and a San Francisco cop heads to prison for ripping off drug dealers and supplying dope to snitches. Let's get to it:

On May 14, six former Philadelphia narcotics officers were found not guilty in a major federal poli
... (more)


Ohio: Code Enforcement Officers Personally Liable For Seizing Cars posted 05/27/2015, 4:24 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Code enforcement officers in Riverside, Ohio do not have the unfettered right to tow cars from a private residence that they they imagined they had. Although Voncile DuBose and Peter Williams were backed up by a city ordinance, they found that they did not have the statutory immunity for their actions on the city's behalf that they imagined, thanks to a ruling earlier this month by the Ohio Court of Appeals. A divided three-judge panel held Kevin Vlcek could hold city employees personally liable... (more)


Tuesday May 26th, 2015

Texas SWAT Police Storm Old Man's Home, Break His Hip, Leave Him Lying In His Own Feces posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a shocking case that has only just come to light, an 81-year-old man was SWAT teamed at his home by heavily armed police and left on the floor with a broken hip.

Herman Crisp described the incident, which occurred last September, to reporters with KTBC News.

Crisp claims that the SWAT officers stormed onto his property without warning and set off a flash-bang grenade, which
... (more)


Capital Police Break Into Mans Unattended Car, Blow Up Pressure Cooker posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Capital police broke into a man’s unattended vehicle, parked near the National Mall in D.C. on Sunday, and blew up a pressure cooker they found inside, video recorded from the scene illustrates.

Police say that Capitol police officers spotted the parked, unoccupied car on a street west of the Capitol around 5 p.m. before “further investigation
... (more)


Cops Turn into Bullies After they're Filmed Breaking the Very Laws they are Supposed to Enforce posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


St. Paul, MN — On May 18, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a large-scale revenue collection operation masked as concern for public safety.

A post on their Facebook page explains how the revenue collection initiative will be heavily enforced during the last two weeks in May. They describe how in a single four-hour event, 27 officers were able to conduct 227 traffic sto
... (more)


Before Sentencing, Ulbricht Begs For Leniency: “Please Leave Me My Old Age” posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Convicted Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht and no less than 97 of his friends and family members have written to a judge just days prior to sentencing, asking her to impose the most lenient sentence possible. (Ars has posted the letters online along with the court filing of photos of Ulbricht and many family and friends.)

Under federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, Ulbri
... (more)


'Free Range' Parents Cleared of Child Neglect in 1 Case posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (NBC4 Washington)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Maryland couple investigated for neglect after letting their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases, their attorney said in a statement Tuesday. ... (more)


Florida Cops Disciplined for Pulling Man Over in Armored Car After He Flipped Them Off posted 05/26/2015, 6:15 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The camoflauge-wearing Florida cops who made international news last month when they used an armored car to pull a man over for flipping them off were disciplined, including one Alachua County Sheriff’s Sergeant who was suspended without pay for a day.... (more)


Support Your Militarized "Local" Police, and Keep Them Independent of Citizen Oversight... posted 05/26/2015, 6:21 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
... is the plea of the one-time police informant who presides over the Support Your Local Police campaign. Federally subsidized transfer of battlefield-grade weapons and hardware to the “local” police is just fine, he contends, as long as no federal “strings” are attached. And cutting off access to that hardware would be a betrayal of the front-line soldier... (more)


Monday May 25th, 2015

Kansas City Cops Take 'Murder'n' Pride Photos posted 05/25/2015, 5:28 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Two Kansas City, Kansas police officers were recently spotted posing for a photo that many are calling distasteful, at best. The officers were seen exiting their cruiser an approaching a vandalized stop sign by locals. The sign had been altered to read –cops STOP murder’n– some time before the incident.

The two cops then took turns posing next to the sign with their guns draw
... (more)


Sunday May 24th, 2015

North Carolina Police Arrest Man for Recording Before Trying to Destroy Phone posted 05/24/2015, 11:35 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A North Carolina police officer told a man he needed his phone as evidence before snatching the phone and trying to destroy it by slamming it to the ground.

Wake Forest police officer S. Woods then proceeded to charge the man with resisting, delaying or obstructing police, which is probably North Carolina’s version of contempt-of-cop.

But the
... (more)


DUI Checkpoints Just the Tip of the Iceberg, Cops Now Going Directly into Bars with Breathalyzers posted 05/24/2015, 11:35 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sacramento, CA — Sacramento cops are rolling out a new program this Memorial day to allegedly combat drunk drivers. While the reasoning for this new program may sound just, its implementation is anything but.

If you are out in a bar this weekend, be prepared to have multiple officers come in and ask the patrons in the bar to blow into a breathalyzer.

DUI roadblocks are apparently not invasive enough, so the Sacramento PD instituted a program to attack the source, th
... (more)


RAW: Virginia Cop Pepper-Sprays Stroke Sufferer in the Face posted 05/24/2015, 11:35 PM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Fredericksburg police officer recently resigned, following claims of police brutality, a video released on Saturday shows the incident in which the officer tasers and pepper-sprays an innocent black man suffering from a medical emergency, before forcing him to the ground next to his car which ran over the man's foot.

The man, David Washington, had previously struck another car
... (more)


Suspicious Inmate Death In Broome County, NY Jail posted 05/24/2015, 11:34 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
 Salladin Barton was a well liked local who died in January 2015 while in jail on several non-violent charges. Information provided by fellow inmates seems to corroborate the families concerns that his death did not occur as reported by jail officials. ... (more)


'This is Straight Murder': Protests Sweep City Following Cleveland Acquittal posted 05/24/2015, 11:34 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After a white police officer in Cleveland, Ohio was acquitted on Saturday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man and woman in 2012, protests against racism and police brutality spread throughout the city as activists called for justice.

Police in riot gear arrested multiple protesters marching peacefully through the streets of Cleveland, where the shooting took place. Activists chanted, "No justice, no peace" outside of the courthouse where the officer was cleared of vo
... (more)


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Vetoes Major Criminal Justice Reform Bills posted 05/24/2015, 11:34 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., issued a press release on Friday declaring that he vetoed six pieces of legislation, including major reforms to Maryland criminal justice law.

The governor, who campaigned on a promise to limit government overreach to win his upset victory last November, vetoed legislation designed to rein in law enforcement abuse of power, including:


Friday May 22nd, 2015

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: None Are Safe from the State's Plundering Parasites posted 05/22/2015, 4:54 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“Is anyone present carrying more than ten marks, or planning to take out of the country any foreign money, gold, jewels, or other valuables?” demanded the German customs inspector after boarding the Innsbruck-bound train. “Any violation of the law will be punished with penal servitude --special cases by death.”

Freya Roth, a single woman in her 20s traveling with her mother and younger brother, produced her passport and handed it to the inspector. After the document was stamped, t
... (more)


Baltimore Cop Given Just 6 Months; Assault Victim Speaks Out posted 05/22/2015, 4:54 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kollin Truss was arrested and charged with assaulting an officer after Baltimore Police Officer, Vincent Cosom, falsified his police report. Truss remembers thinking, “this is nothing like what happened that night and all I can do is pray that I get low bail so I can get out, so I can reach out to an attorney so I can have someone go get that tape. Please go get that tape, that tape is my freedom." Luckily for Truss he was able to get out of jail and get the videotape. Now, he’s speaking out for... (more)


Pennsylvania Limits Secondary Questioning During Traffic Stop posted 05/22/2015, 4:53 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police officers routinely engage in extended roadside questioning during traffic stops. The tactic, designed to goad drivers into divulging information that might lead to other potential offenses, is under increasing scrutiny in Pennsylvania. A three-judge state appellate panel decided earlier this month that officers may not start a second round of roadside questioning after telling a motorist that he is free to go.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court, the equivalent of the court of
... (more)


John Ashcroft Supports Government Theft posted 05/22/2015, 4:53 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


John Ashcroft, former U.S. attorney general in the George W Bush administration was confronted by an Infowars.com reporter and asked about the current civil asset forfeiture controversy which is currently accelerating.

The practice of civil asset forfeiture, where police take a citizen’s property, usually cash, under the presumption that there is a criminal reason for the cash is
... (more)


Six Months Later, Pentagon Admits (Maybe) We Killed Some Kids in Syria posted 05/22/2015, 4:53 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In what one journalist described as the "first near-confirmation" of civilian deaths caused by U.S.-led airstrikes inside Syria, an official announcement by the Pentagon on Thursday that one of its bombs "likely led" to the death of two young children was met by derision and suspicion by experts who say the real deathtoll of innocent people killed in such strikes far exceeds the U.S. military's tepid admission.... (more)


Thursday May 21st, 2015

Innocent Bystander Attacked by Police K9 In Fresno posted 05/21/2015, 6:05 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The Fresno Police Department has a tough time staying out of the news these days. Today, they have once again made headlines after one of their K9 units attacked an innocent bystander. ABC30 Action News reports:
A police chase ended at an East Central Fresno intersection Tues... (more)


Charges Dropped Against Cop Caught Having Sex With Cows posted 05/21/2015, 6:05 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When a citizen journalist recently sent us a tip about an officer who was caught having sex with cows, we were admittedly skeptical. But it turns out that the case of former Moorestown police officer Robert Melia Jr. is just as bad as it sounds.

In Mount Holly, New Jersey, Officer Melia was indeed caught assaulting sexually abusing a cow. But his sexual crimes did not end with non-humans. Melia was also charged, several years ago, with sexually assaulting three girls.

... (more)


Miami Man Jailed More Than a Month After Woman Falsely Identifies his Facebook Profile Photo as Her Rapist posted 05/21/2015, 6:05 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
April, Miguel Macias was released after being locked up for 42 days in a Miami-Dade jail.

The Miami man was falsely charged with the kidnap and rape of a then-18-year-old woman after she found his Facebook profile and identified Macias as her rapist.

A DNA test eventually exonerated him.
... (more)


Grand Jury Indicts 6 Officers in Death of Freddie Gray posted 05/21/2015, 5:22 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
All six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray were indicted by a grand jury, a prosecutor said Thursday.

The indictments were very similar to the charges Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced about three weeks ago. The most serious charge for each officer, ranging from second-degree "depraved heart" murder to assault, still stood.

Gray suffered a critical spinal injury after police handcuffed, shackled and placed him head-first i
... (more)


Indiana Cops Arrest Man for Asking for Their Badge Number posted 05/21/2015, 3:29 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Indiana man unhappy with cops parking in the fire lane of his local Walmart was arrested after he asked a cop for his name and badge number.

Cody Clark was walking into the store in Logansport when he spotted a pair of cops standing by a patrol car parked in the emergency lane.

“You’re parked in a fire lane, used for emergency purposes,” he said. “Can you please move the vehicle?”

The cops told him they there on a “police matter,” which gave them t
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Who Will They Serve? Warnings Mount That Body Cameras Could Do More Harm Than Good posted 05/21/2015, 3:29 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Though use of body cameras for the nation's police officers has been put forth as a key reform that could increase accountability for law enforcement agencies and help curb episodes of police brutality, a new policy framework released by the ACLU on Thursday warns that without proper implementation the widespread deployment of such devices could actually do more than good for the people and communities most often targeted by aggressive forms of policing.

The recommendations by the
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Jersey City Cop 'Highly Intoxicated' In Traffic Stop, But Not Charged; Why Not? posted 05/21/2015, 3:29 PM (NJ.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
JERSEY CITY – A Jersey City police sergeant was accused of driving "highly intoxicated" in Robbinsville in January 2014, but was released without charges into the custody of Jersey City police and remains on the job.

The incident is documented in a dramatic video and multiple police reports obtained via a public-records request. The video, taken from the dashboard of one a Robbinsville police officer, shows one officer telling Sgt. Vincent Corso, the Jersey City cop, that he is to
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