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Sunday September 28th, 2014
Judge Won't Grant Immunity to Police, Doctor who Medically Paralyzed Man for Cavity Search posted 09/28/2014, 3:01 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – A federal judge has ruled that police officers and a physician who medically paralyzed a man to conduct a cavity search for drugs in Tennessee are not immune from prosecution.... (more)


Did Miami Police Wrongfully Execute Four, Including Their Informant? posted 09/28/2014, 3:01 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
During the 1980s, Miami was a rich, glittering, southern city, awash in cocaine, and all sorts of other illegal drugs. The drug scene was so heavy and dangerous, its real-life drama inspired the popular Miami Vice TV series and the classic movie Scarface, as well as the more recent Cocaine Cowboy, an award-winning documentary based on the city's cocaine trafficking scene.

Today, Miami is no longer in the spotlight, but the drug business is still booming. And now there's a new twis
... (more)




Sheriff Pummels a Man With His Badge In a Fit Road Rage posted 09/28/2014, 3:01 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Tommy Rodella, the Sheriff of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico was found guilty this week of federal firearms charges, assault and the violation of a citizen’s civil rights, after he used his badge as a weapon on another driver during a road rage fit.

U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez made a statement today about the verdict, saying that:
"Today a federal jury found that in attacking an innocent civilian, Sheriff Rodella chose to abuse his power rather than uphold his o... (more)


California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory posted 09/28/2014, 3:00 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
While the nation focuses on marijuana legalization initiatives in Alaska, the District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors is quietly heading for a likely victory at the polls in November.

Proposition 47, the smartly named Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, is sponsored by two prominent California law enforcement
... (more)


Pennsylvania Cop Snatches Camera from Man, Claiming it is Illegal to Record without Permission posted 09/28/2014, 3:00 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Pennsylvania cop snatched a camera from a man’s hands after accusing him of felony wiretapping, even though they were inside a restaurant where the cop had no expectation of privacy.

A Butler police officer named Walters then turned the camera off, handed it back to its owner and ordered him outside where he then gave him a citation for criminal mischief.

The man
... (more)




After China Gives Police New Guns, Spate Suspicious Shootings Have Followed posted 09/28/2014, 3:00 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LUOKAN VILLAGE, China — Invoking the threat of terrorism, Chinese police for the first time in years have started carrying guns and, with little training, using them.

The fatal effects have rippled across the country, reaching even this tiny mountain village.

China’s removal of a ban on police guns came in response to a gruesome attack on a train station several hundred miles from here, but it has given the police almost blanket authority to shoot whenever they see
... (more)


Tacoma Copblockers Question Identity of Electronic Device Found on Truck posted 09/28/2014, 3:00 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


An individual known to those involved with Tacoma Cop Block reached out after discovering a device attached via magnet to the frame of his truck. That individual was rightly was surprised/shocked, as its believed it may be some sort of tracking device. The unit was actually discovered months ago, but since no one has yet contacted that individual about the device, t
... (more)


FL Police Chief Resigns Amid Criminal Investigation Into Illegal Steroid Purchase posted 09/28/2014, 3:00 PM (News 4 Jax)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Atlantic Beach Police Chief Mike Classey resigned Tuesday morning in the wake of being the subject of an active criminal investigation, according to the Atlantic Beach Police Department.... (more)


Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corrodes America posted 09/28/2014, 3:00 PM (Yahoo News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, and that the wariness flows from significant racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner, Obama said these suspicions only harm communities that need
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Actually, it's one of the few positive trends occurring all over America. Obomber, of course, wants the state's victims to return back to the "loving" embrace of their oppressors. - Chris


Air-strike Against ISIS Hits Iraq School Killing 31 Civilians & Injuring 42 posted 09/28/2014, 3:00 PM (Human Rights Watch)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(Erbil) – The Iraqi government should promptly investigate an airstrike that hit a school housing displaced people near Tikrit on September 1, 2014. The attack killed at least 31 civilians, including 24 children, and wounded 41 others. According to three survivors, no fighters from the armed group Islamic State or other military objects were in or around the school at the time.

The attack occurred around 11:30 p.m. on September 1 on the Al-Alam Vocational High School for Industry
... (more)
Obombers murders, on the flip side, embolden America!




A (sort of) defense of South Carolina state trooper Sean Groubert posted 09/28/2014, 2:59 PM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"...this looks less like a rogue cop and more the product of poor training, possible racial bias, and a cop who has been conditioned to see threats where none exist."... (more)


Thursday September 25th, 2014

Cop Asks Man For License, Shoots Him When He Goes to Get It posted 09/25/2014, 8:45 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


After pulling a man over for an alleged "seat belt violation," 31-year-old South Carolina police officer Sean Groubert asked 35-year-old Levar Jones to get his license, then immediately unloaded on him when he reached into his car to grab it.

Goubert then proceeded to harangue his victim, ordering him to "put his hand behind his back" as Jones asks Groubert why in the world he
... (more)


SWAT Team Raids Idaho Yard Sale; The Public Yawns posted 09/25/2014, 10:46 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Flo Martinez thought that the 39-year-old man on a motorcycle seemed like an "every day kind of guy, [an] all-American boy" when he stopped to browse at the Neighborhood Angel yard sale in Meridian, Idaho. Troy Wheeler certainly didn't seem like a threat to any of the neighbors who had gathered to participate in the sale, which had been organized to raise money for a young girl suffering from cancer. Everyone in attendance seemed comfortable in each other’s company, enjoying an opportunity to en... (more)


Woman Drowns After Police Threaten to Arrest the Men Who Were Rescuing Her posted 09/25/2014, 10:46 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
This Monday, 64-year-old Constance Manzanares drowned after she became trapped in her car in a drainage canal, in Northeast El Paso, Texas.

When police arrived on the scene, there were a number of young men in the water attempting to save the victim and rescue her from the car.

However, witnesses say that police threatened the young men with arrest and chased them away from the area, and then failed to make a rescue attempt of their own, allowing the woman to drown.
... (more)


Despite Video Evidence, Grand Jury Refuses to Indict on Ohio Walmart Killing posted 09/25/2014, 10:46 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Despite store surveillance footage that showed a young black man, John Crawford III, casually talking on his cell phone and clearly not threatening other shoppers in an Ohio Walmart store when he was shot and killed, a grand jury on Wednesday announced it would not indict the police officer, Sean Williams, for firing on the man.

The video, which prosecutors had kept out of the public domain until after the grand jury made its decision, was released shortly after the announcement n
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Woman Arrested For Possessing Spoon Covered With Dried Spaghettios posted 09/25/2014, 10:46 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
GAINSVILLE, GA — An innocent woman had several months of her life destroyed when she was arrested and charged with a felony because of a spaghetti-encrusted spoon found in her possession.

Ashley Gabrielle Huff, 23, had no criminal history and insisted that “there's no way in hell” that there could have been any drugs in her possession during a traffic stop in July. Nonetheless, a Gainsville police officer honed in on a spoon that was “on her or near her” in the vehicle in which sh
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Woman Punched on Film by California Highway Patrol Officer Reaches $1.5M Settlement posted 09/25/2014, 10:46 AM (Fox News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A woman who was punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer in an incident caught on film earlier this year will receive $1.5M as part of a settlement reached Wednesday.

CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow announced the settlement in an emailed statement and an attorney for 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock confirmed the deal to the Associated Press. The agreement was reached after nine hours of mediation in Los Angeles.
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Wednesday September 24th, 2014

Time To Take Their Toys Away posted 09/24/2014, 10:57 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
[Pictured: Yes, this is how we live now: Ada County SWAT arrests a man for "disturbing the peace."]

When Daniel Webster warned that there will always be men who “promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters,” he most likely had in mind people like Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney.

Ironically, Webster’s brand of nationalism would have harmonized with Raney’s federal supremacist view of law enforcement, in which local police and sheriffs are duty-
... (more)


Don't Want to Get Raped by a Cop? Police Chief's Advice, "Obey The Traffic Laws" posted 09/24/2014, 10:57 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Tulsa  Sheriff’s Deputy has resigned after he has been arrested for sexually assaulting two women.

According to the department’s statement, Deputy Nuckolls has said he exposed himself to other women in his two years on patrol and has a problem being around pretty women.  The department is now asking other victims to come forward.

... (more)


Cops Slam Pregnant Woman to the Ground in Disturbing Clip posted 09/24/2014, 10:57 AM (New York Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau was investigating after a video was posted online showing cops slamming a pregnant woman to the ground and then pushing another woman during a Brooklyn melee.

The video shows Sandra Amezquita intervening in her teenage son’s arrest early Saturday in Sunset Park. The pregnant woman is in a scuffle with the officers who are seen in the video push
... (more)


Turning Americans into Snitches for the Police State: 'See Something, Say Something' and Community Policing posted 09/24/2014, 10:57 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors.”—Professor Robert Gellately
If you see something suspicious, says the Department of Homeland Security, say something about it to the police, call it in to a government
... (more)


Police Chief Avoids Jail Time On Charge of Lying To FBI posted 09/24/2014, 10:57 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Meanwhile, Martha Stewart was sentenced to prison for the same charge.

From WAFB:
SORRENTO, LA (WAFB) - The former police chief of Sorrento was sentenced Thursday in federal court to 24 months probation with no jail time on a charge of lying to the FBI in a sexual assault investigation.

Earl Theriot was also ordered to pay $2,500
... (more)


Former Gadsden County Sheriff's Captain Indicted posted 09/24/2014, 10:57 AM (Tallahassee Democrat )
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A former Gadsden County Sheriff's Office captain has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he took money from an arrested man and then lied to FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigators when he said he didn't.... (more)


Oklahoma Sheriff Accused Of Keeping Extensive Database On Citizens posted 09/24/2014, 10:57 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
You may not have known this in all the fallout from the ongoing revelations about our intelligence services spying on our daily activities, but it turns out that keeping tabs on ordinary citizens isn't just for the alphabet agencies. Good, old fashioned, local police departments can do it, too. And apparently some do, based on this ACLU legal filing against one local sheriff in Oklahoma, who took part in building and using an extensive database on citizens' activities that was likely ... (more)


Law Enforcement Freaks Out Over Apple & Google's Decision To Encrypt Phone Info By Default posted 09/24/2014, 10:56 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last week, we noted that it was good news to see both Apple and Google highlight plans to encrypt certain phone information by default on new versions of their mobile operating systems, making that information no longer obtainable by those companies and, by extension, governments and law enforcement showing up with warrants and court orders.... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 09/24/2014, 10:56 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Three more cops with apparent pill problems, and one of them was slinging weed on the side, too. Just another week on the corrupt cops front. Let's get to it:

In Alpine, New Jersey, news came last Wednesday that a Palisades Interstate Parkway police officer had been arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin. Officer Lee Frazzano
... (more)


SC Trooper Fired For Shooting Unarmed Man posted 09/24/2014, 10:56 AM (WLTX)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
COLUMBIA, S.C.-- A South Carolina state trooper has been fired for shooting an unarmed man during a traffic stop earlier this month.

[...]"For reasons that only Groubert can articulate at this point, he fired his service weapon multiple times while yelling repeatedly for Mr. Jones to 'get out of the car,'" DPS said in a release.

Jones was not armed.
... (more)


Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

Florida Deputies Gun Man Down as His Son Tries to Explain that He's Deaf posted 09/23/2014, 9:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Daytona Beach, FL — A 52-year-old father and husband of 30 years, was shot and killed by a Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday afternoon.

Edward Miller and his son Edward Jr. went to Fryer’s towing Friday to settle a dispute about a a towed vehicle and according to the police report, 
Darice Podgorski-Beneddix, 44, an employee at Fryer's, repor... (more)


Man Fined $162 After Stopping Police For Illegal Turn posted 09/23/2014, 9:13 AM (CBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Pierrefonds resident Michael Reilley says two Montreal police officers abused their power by fining him $162 after he stopped them for making an illegal left turn.

The incident occurred Saturday morning when Reilley was driving south down Victoria Avenue just past Côte-Ste-Catherine Road.

Reilley, 69, told CBC News that he watched the police car in front of him mak
... (more)


Dimwitted Cop Claims it's Illegal to Record his Ticket Blunder posted 09/23/2014, 9:13 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


It took almost eight painstaking minutes for the dimwitted cop in this video to realize he was being recorded, which was when he turned to the man with the camera and told him it was “technically illegal.”

But it also took the cop 24 hours before realizing he had forgotten to issue a citation to a man he had pulled over the prior evening, which is why he had the man meet him at t
... (more)


Meth Charge Dropped After Only Spaghetti Sauce Found On Spoon posted 09/23/2014, 9:13 AM (Gainesville Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.... (more)


Family: Utah Man Was Cosplaying Samurai Champloo When Shot, Killed by Police posted 09/23/2014, 9:13 AM (Anime News Network)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The lawyer for the family of Darrien Hunt, the 22-
... (more)


Victor White Shooting: Feds to Probe 'Suicide' of Handcuffed Black Man posted 09/23/2014, 9:13 AM (NBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The family of Victor White III had demanded a Justice Department probe after the Iberia Parish coroner ruled that White, whose hands were cuffed behind his back, had committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a handgun. The full coroner's report, exclusively obtained by NBC News, indicated that White had died from a single shot to his right chest, contradicting the initial police statement that White had shot himself in the back. ... (more)


Thousands petition White House to consider ‘Cop Block’ a terrorist group posted 09/23/2014, 9:13 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police accountability has been enjoying surprising strides in recent times through the efforts of online activism and social media. That success has been followed by a number of spiteful statists working to undermine those efforts.... (more)


Monday September 22nd, 2014

Judge Says Raid On Twitter User Perfectly Fine Because Officers Can Enforce Non-Existent Laws Provided They Have 'Probable Cause' posted 09/22/2014, 11:23 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There's been an update of sorts in the Peoria Mayor v. Twitter Parody fiasco, although reading the headlines attached to most of these articles tells a much different story than what's actually contained in the body. This has nothing to do with th... (more)


Innocent Grandmother Shot During Violent DEA Drug Raid in New Hampshire posted 09/22/2014, 11:21 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MANCHESTER, NH — During a violent surprise raid on a family-occupied apartment, federal agents opened fire on an innocent grandmother as she reached out to protect an infant.

On August 27th, 2014, a Manchester was at home watching over her 10-year-old daughter and two of her grandchildren (ages 4 and 1.5). At approximately 7:00 p.m. that evening, the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency raided her third-story apartment to look for drug contraband. The raid produced no drugs, no arrests,
... (more)


Former Cop, Infamous for Killing a Family's Dog, Has Epiphany About the Broken Police System posted 09/22/2014, 11:21 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Former police officer Jerrod Dooley of Rains County, Texas, became a viral villain earlier this year, when he shot and killed someone’s dog while responding to a call.  After the incident, Dooley experienced a swarm of press coverage that quite possibly changed his life forever.

For the first time in his career as a police officer, Dooley began to experience people who were questioning his act
... (more)


Is that a Drill Sergeant or a Police Officer? Belligerent Cop Loses it On Man for Knowing His Rights posted 09/22/2014, 11:21 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A video uploaded to Facebook Saturday paints a vivid picture of the American police state.

Over the last decade the United States has witnessed an all-out attack on the Constitution. Freedom to travel unmolested is becoming a thing of the past.

Bi-partisan support from all levels of State and Federal government wage war on your ability to remain secure
... (more)


Baltimore Cop Suspended after Video Showing him Punching Man Proves he Lied in Report posted 09/22/2014, 11:21 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Baltimore Police officer was suspended this for repeatedly punching a man in the face - over two months ago.

Now that video of Officer Vincent Cosom’s criminal attack on Kollin Truss has reached the court of public opinion – a tribunal currently inflamed in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri – Cosom’s employers in the Baltimore Police Department and City Hall are scra
... (more)


Judge Beverly J. Woodard posted 09/22/2014, 11:20 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Washington Post:
IN PRINCE George's County, it is now clear that the police, without provocation, can beat an unarmed young student senseless -- with impunity. They can blatantly lie about it -- with impunity. They can stonewall and cover it up for months -- with impunity. They can express no remorse and offer no apology -- with impunity.

The agent of this travesty of justice, and this impunity, is Judge Beverly J. Woodard of the Prince George's County
... (more)


West Virginia Cops Tout Major Bust For Illegal Ginseng Harvesting posted 09/22/2014, 11:20 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BECKLEY, WV — Prohibitionists are boasting about arresting a number of people for harvesting ginseng plants before the government-sanctioned “ginseng season” had officially begun.... (more)


Sunday September 21st, 2014

"We Have Been a Paramilitary Organization": How the Police Talk When They Think We're Not Listening posted 09/21/2014, 10:32 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“We have historically been a paramilitary organization,” observed Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite during a September 17 City Council meeting. “And we serve whoever sits in that chair, regardless of race, gender, creed, or political party. I don’t know what we would do if we had to go to battle, and we had to make a determination, based on past practices, whether or not we wanted to go into battle. … I am a soldier in... (more)


Son Says DEA Agents Shot His Mother By Mistake During Raid posted 09/21/2014, 10:32 AM (Opposing Views)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The son of a woman who was shot during a DEA raid says it was all a big mistake. And seeing as no one was charged as a result of the raid, it appears he may be right.... (more)


Police Arrest & Harass Model Citizen, Accuse Him Of "Impersonating An Officer" posted 09/21/2014, 10:32 AM (KOMO News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
OAK HARBOR, Wash. -- Police say an Oak Harbor man accused of pretending to be a retired cop was wearing a shirt that identified him as a member of the Oak Harbor Police Department when he was arrested.... (more)


Friday September 19th, 2014

Withheld Evidence Will Cost Los Angeles Cops posted 09/19/2014, 8:27 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(CN) - Two Los Angeles police officers who deliberately withheld evidence of a man's innocence, causing him to spend 27 months in jail, must pay $106,000, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday.

Officers Steven Moody and Robert Pulido arrested Michael Walker in 2005 after employees at an EB Games store identified Walker as the man who robbed the same store three days before.
... (more)


Tucson Cop Leaves Photographer Hospitalized after Claiming he was Blinded by Flash posted 09/19/2014, 8:27 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


With more than two decades of police experience under his belt, you would think Tucson police officer Bobby Nielsen would be able to conduct his job without being distracted by a mere camera flash.

Especially when he’s shining a powerful flashing into the photographer’s lenses.

But then again, with more than two decades of police experience, Nielsen has learned to
... (more)


Cop Tasked With Protecting Children From Pedophiles Just Confessed to Being a Pedophile posted 09/19/2014, 8:27 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Gregory Pyle38-year-old Gregory Pyle, of Crest Hill, Illinois, was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week after confessing to sexually abusing a child and distributing images of the attack online. Pyle was a 10-year veteran of his police department who actually worked in a child predator task force for a long period of time.... (more)


Public School Administrators Kept Jobs Or Were Promoted After Teen Used As 'Bait' In Sting Got Raped posted 09/19/2014, 8:27 AM (AL.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- All of the school administrators that the Justice Department has accused of "deliberate indifference" leading up to the 2010 rape of a 14-year-old girl at Sparkman Middle School remain in their jobs – and one assistant principal has since been promoted.

[...]It is the Court of Appeals to which the Justice Department has weighed in on the case, which stems from a January 2010 plan crafted by Simpson to "catch in the act" the boy, a special needs student who h
... (more)


Thursday September 18th, 2014

Man Calls Cops To Report Vandals At His Home, They Show Up And Kill Him posted 09/18/2014, 6:27 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
47-year-old Daniel Martin Jr. of Lawton Oklahoma was shot and killed by police in March after he called 911 to report vandals outside of his house.

The police responsible for the murder have been cleared of any wrong-doing by an internal investigation, and the death has been ruled “justified”.

When Mr. Martin spoke with the 911 dispatcher he warned them that he had a gun
... (more)


Austin Police Officer Tries To Paint Police Accountability Groups As 'Domestic Extremists' In FOIA'ed Emails posted 09/18/2014, 6:27 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An activist is a terrorist, at least according to Senior Police Officer Justin Berry of the Austin Police Dept. While the terms aren't mutually exclusive, a person can be one without being the other. In Berry's mind, they're both, and he feeds off the FBI's paranoia to reach his conclusion.
... (more)


Delaware Court Overturns Hearsay Traffic Stops posted 09/18/2014, 6:25 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer may not pull over and search a motorist because he heard from a cop in another car say that the motorist failed to use a turn signal, a New Castle County, Delaware court ruled on Thursday. Judge Diane Clarke Streett denied the state's attempts to rehear the case of Dilip S. Nyala on the grounds that certain types of traffic stops allow one officer to radio his observation of an alleged violation to another.

Under Delaware law, police may team up with an observing
... (more)


NSA Recruiter Grabs Student's Phone to Stop him from Recording posted 09/18/2014, 6:25 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


So a National Security Agency recruiter named “Neal Z.” was manning a booth a University of New Mexico job fair when he was confronted by two students with cameras who began interrogating him about the agency’s spying tactics.

It began with one student accusing the NSA of collecting metadata of all phone calls within the United States, which Neal Z. f
... (more)
Sounds like he's doing a great job representing them!


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 09/18/2014, 6:25 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More cops with pill problems, more jail and prison guards in trouble for drug smuggling and selling. Just another week on the drug war corruption front. Let's get to it:

In New Castle, Pennsylvania, a Lawrence County jail guard was arrested last Monday on charges he sold drugs to an undercover informant while in uniform. Michael Llewellyn, 29, is charged with twi
... (more)


Wednesday September 17th, 2014

Government Seeks To Steal Elderly Car Crash Victim's Home Over Single Missed Property Tax Payment posted 09/17/2014, 8:59 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In Soviet Amerika, paying off your mortgage in full doesn't mean you actually own your home, you see, you can't really "own" anything in Amerika, you can only "rent" it from the state, the true and ultimate owner of all property in the land of the free. That case is no better illustrated than in this story out of Ka
... (more)


"You Have The Right To Shut Up": Police Raid Tavern, Lock Doors, Forcibly Search Dozens of Patrons posted 09/17/2014, 8:58 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LOUISVILLE, KY — Beverage control enforcers performed a surprise raid on a popular dive bar, detained dozens of people and forced them all to endure warrantless searches before being allowed to leave.

The incident occurred on September 10th, 2014. It was an otherwise uneventful Tuesday at Cahoots, a tavern located on Bardstown Road, when officers swarmed into the establishment around 2:00 a.m.

The front and back doors were immediately locked, effectively depriving
... (more)


LA School District Police Get Armored Vehicle, Grenade Launchers posted 09/17/2014, 8:57 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Questions are being asked as to why the Los Angeles School District police needs equipment previously used in Iraq after officials admitted they had acquired a 20-foot-long armored vehicle as well as grenade launchers from the U.S. military.

The 14-ton armored vehicle, which was was formerly used to transport US Marines, was obtained in July and has been stored at a secret facility since it was received from the military at no cost. CBS LA were denied permission to film the vehic
... (more)


FBI Investigates: Teen In A Coma After Cop Deploys Taser During Routine Traffic Stop posted 09/17/2014, 8:57 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A 17-year-old boy went into a coma and is in critical condition after a Missouri police officer Tasered him into compliance during a routine traffic stop.

The FBI has been called on to investigate the incident following the issuance of police statements which conflict with eyewitness testimony and video of the arrest.

On Sunday aftern
... (more)


CBC Warns Canadians: US Cops Will Pull You Over And Steal Your Money posted 09/17/2014, 8:57 AM (Boing Boing)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
62,000 US drivers have been pulled over and had their cash seized by small-town American cops in the past 13 years, under civil forfeiture laws that let them declare anyone to be a probable terrorist and/or drug dealer and take their money without charge or evidence; the only way to get it back is to hire a lawyer and return, over and over again, to the tiny town you were passing through when you were robbed at badgepoint.

The CBC's advice to Canadians: "Avoid long chats if you're
... (more)


"Your Property is Guilty Until You Prove it Innocent" posted 09/17/2014, 8:57 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, an aggressive brand of policing called “highway interdiction,” which involves authorities seizing money and property during traffic stops, has grown in popularity. Thousands of people not charged with crimes are left fighting legal battles to regain their money.


Anal Probes Run Amok: Drug-Sniffing Dogs Must Be Stopped posted 09/17/2014, 8:57 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The case of Timothy Young made national headlines in 2012 when New Mexico police anally probed him in search of drugs (no contraband was found). His ordeal was the result of a false positive alert by a drug-sniffing police dog. Incredibly, the same dog was involved in a case involving another New Mexico resident that resulted in forced rectal exams that uncovered no drugs. That case ended with
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