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Wednesday March 18th, 2015
Ferguson Shooting Suspect Recants, Says He Was 'Pistol Whipped' By Police posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (Yahoo News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The suspect charged with shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., last week is now recanting a confession that he was the gunman, his lawyer told Yahoo News on Tuesday.

“He told me that he never fired a weapon,” said Jerryl T. Christmas, attorney for Jeffrey Williams.

Christmas said Williams, 20, was scared and in a “tremendous amount of pain,” having allegedly been pistol-whipped before being questioned by detectives.

“I
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Denver Police Officer Fired For Using Excessive Force Against Jailed Woman posted 03/18/2015, 10:44 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver police have fired one of its own for excessive force after the officer violently stripped a detained woman of her belt and shoes.

The startling jail footage of Officer James Medina holding down a combative and screaming woman, who refused to remove her belt and shoes, resulted in his termination last week.

He should have asked a female cop to help him instead of wrestling her on the holding cell bench while repeatedly ordering the victim to “not bite” him, a
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Stingrays and Police Secrecy posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The New York Times this week published a troubling article detailing the secrecy surrounding police use of Stingray cellular site simulators. Essentially, these devices (which can be mounted on vehicles or carried by hand) mimic the signals of a cell phone tower in order to force cell phones in a given area to connect to the device. Both data on the phone (including numbers, texts,... (more)


No Charges Against Cops who Killed Man in Miami Beach Memorial Day Viral Video Incident posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Four years after police fired more than 100 rounds at a man during Miami Beach’s controversial Memorial Day Weekend, killing him instantly even though he was not wielding a gun, prosecutors announced they would not file charges against the officers.

After all, they said, the cops were only trying to keep Raymond Herisse from hurting anybody.

Never mind the fact that cops shot four innocent bystanders by wildly firing their guns on a crowded street in an incident cap
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Pardons Elude Men Freed After Decades in North Carolina Prison posted 03/18/2015, 10:42 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — In the days leading up to the one last summer when Henry L. McCollum left North Carolina’s death row, it seemed that inmates and staff members could not stop talking about what awaited him beyond Central Prison.

The man who had spent almost his entire adult life awaiting execution would be able to go out for fried chicken, his favorite. Maybe he could strike a movie deal. At the very least, Mr. McCollum remembers, people told him that he would be a man of cons
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Utah Moves Closer to Using Firing Squads for Executions Again posted 03/18/2015, 10:41 AM (CNN)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A bill that would allow Utah to use firing squads to execute some death-row prisoners passed in the state Senate on Tuesday.

The measure, which passed 18 to 10, will be sent to Gov. Gary Herbert, who has not said whether he will sign it into law or veto the bill.

Herbert released a statement on the legislation, which would add death by firing squad as an option in a state that uses lethal injection.
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Tuesday March 17th, 2015

This Cop's Department said he "Acted Admirably" When he Strangled Non-Violent Handcuffed Woman posted 03/17/2015, 5:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chicopee, MA — After a new chief took over the Chicopee police department, he released a video showing a former officer attempting to strangle a handcuffed woman.

Maylene Maldonado was being booked for an alleged assault on an officer when the incident took place in February 2013.

The officer who assaulted the handcuffed woman is Sergeant Daniel Major. Maldonado has since named Major in a $1 million federal lawsuit. 

Major is no longer employed by
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Border Patrol Agents Pull Man From Car in Chilling Video posted 03/17/2015, 5:18 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


U.S. Border Patrol agents wasted no time in pulling a man out of his car at a checkpoint when he refused to tell them where he was headed and did not consent to having his trunk searched.

“I do not consent to any searches or seizures,” said Rick Herbert, who had a camera planted on the dashboard in front of the driver’s seat.

“What is your reasonable suspicion?”... (more)


"Do You Know Who I Am?": McCop Gets Pissy As Man Calls Him Out For Parking In Handicap Spot posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A video of a Massachusetts cop emerging from McDonalds and being called out for parking in a handicap space has gone viral, as an example of what happens when citizens police the police.

The cop, carrying a sack of burgers and a tray of junk, walks (able bodied) to his cruiser but is interrupted by a man who asks him if he is aware of the parking infraction.

The o
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Teacher Facing Obstruction Charges for Trying to Stop School Cop as He Choked a Child posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lakewood, WA — Students are speaking out against what they believe to be a case of excessive force at their high school.

An officer at Clover Park High School is now being investigated for using excessive force after arresting a student.

The student is facing a charge of resisting arrest, and a teacher is also facing possible charges of obstruction for trying to help the student. The case has been referred to the city attorney who will determine if charges will be f
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Judge Says Rapper Tiny Doo Cannot Be Jailed for Rap Lyrics posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (10News.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From 10 News:
SAN DIEGO - A judge Monday dismissed all charges against a San Diego rapper and another man who were accused under a conspiracy law that allows for the prosecution of gang members if they benefit from or promote crimes committed by fellow members.

After a daylong hearing, Judge Louis Hanoian threw out all charges against rapper Brandon Duncan and co-defendant Aaron Har
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Body Cam Footage Show Dallas Cops Killing Man Holding Screwdriver in Non-Threatening Manner posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Dallas police released body cam footage of officers shooting and killing a mentally ill man holding a screwdriver, even though the man was only leaning against a doorway, not even wielding it in a threatening manner.

But the cops were in fear for their lives anyway, which is why they opened fire, killing Jason Harrison, a 38-year-old man whom only seconds earlier, his mother had
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Eric Garner Filed a Lawsuit Claiming NYPD Officer Violated Him by 'Digging His Fingers in My Rectum in the Middle of the Street' posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A lawsuit filed by Eric Garner against the NYPD nearly a decade ago claims they violated him by penetrating his body and exposing his penis to passersby in the middle of street even though he asked to be taken to the station, then slapping a fake drug charge on him when he said he would sue for violation of his civil rights.

You can read the body of this l
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Cops Who Edited Eric Garner Wikipedia Page Have Been ID’d, Won’t Be Punished posted 03/17/2015, 11:33 AM (Mediaite)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced today they have identified the officers responsible, but “I do not anticipate any punishment.” He did say they’ve been “admonished.”... (more)


Fleeing California Meth Suspect Crashes Cycle, Has Gun, is Killed posted 03/17/2015, 11:32 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man attempting to elude police on a motorcycle crashed his bike, then allegedly pulled a gun and was shot and killed. James Richard Jimenez, 41, becomes the 13th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to a statement released by the Napa Police Department, officers with the department's Special Enforcement Unit were preparing to serve a search warrant for drugs and fir
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Monday March 16th, 2015

Cop Shoots 8th Grade Child With Taser Gun for 'Being Disruptive' posted 03/16/2015, 12:30 PM (Filming Cops)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
POWHATAN COUNTY, VA — Think back to 8th grade: do you remember ever talking out loud or being “disruptive”?

Imagine if the punishment was an armed police officer approaching you and shooting you with a Taser gun, frying your nervous system with electrical voltage, for being “disruptive.”
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Maryland Man Killed Fleeing Bust, Cop Claims Suspect Tried to Run Him Down posted 03/16/2015, 12:30 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A 37-year-old black Maryland man was shot and killed Wednesday by a Cecil County sheriff's deputy after being pulled over with a load of heroin. According to police, Terry Garnett, Jr. was attempting to flee the traffic stop when his vehicle approached the deputy, and "fearing for his life," the deputy opened fire.

By The Chronicle's running count, Garnett becomes the 12th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

Citing law
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Drug War Insanity: 11-Year-Old Suspended, Arrested for Having a Leaf, that Wasn't Pot posted 03/16/2015, 12:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Bedford County, VA — The latest victim of the state’s nonsensical, negligent, and immoral war on drugs is a 6th-grade student from Bedford Middle School.

The 11-year-old student, who’s only identified as R.M.B., was accused of bragging that he had marijuana. When the child was taken to the principle’s office, school administrators found a crumpled up leaf in the boy’s book sack.

RMB was immediately suspended for a year. A sheriff’s deputy the filed marijuana possess
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ACLU Targets Obama with New Lawsuit Over Drone Wars, 'Kill List' posted 03/16/2015, 12:29 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The American Civil Liberties Union will file a new lawsuit against the Obama administration over continued secrecy surrounding its controversial use of armed drones to carry out lethal strikes and assassinations across the globe, the Guardian reports on Monday.

According to journalist Spencer Ackerman, who was given advance notice of the suit, the ACLU is
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A Dad Was Executed For Deaths Of His 3 Girls. Now A Letter Casts More Doubt. posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CORSICANA, Tex. — More than a decade after Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for the arson murder of his three young daughters, new evidence has emerged that indicates that a key prosecution witness testified in return for a secret promise to have his own criminal sentence reduced.

In a previously undisclosed letter that the witness, Johnny E. Webb, wrote from prison in 1996, he urged the lead prosecutor in Willingham’s case to make good on what Webb described as an earlier pr
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Border Patrol Supervisor Arrested For Installing Camera In Women's Restroom posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (UT San Diego)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Diego — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who was being investigated by federal and state officials was arrested Friday.

Armando Gonzalez was taken into custody about 3:30 p.m. at an undisclosed location in San Diego County, FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said. The charge or charges are sealed until Gonzalez appears Monday for a federal court hearing.

[...]Following a San Diego police investigation, Gonzalez was issued a citation on Jan. 9 for allegedly instal
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Davie Police Officer Arrested, Charged With Extortion posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (CBS Miami)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – A Davie Police Officer is facing charges of extortion after his ex-girlfriend’s claims that he threatened to send out photos taken during their intimate relationship–also known as revenge porn.

Officer James Krey is facing two charges of extortion after he allegedly threatened an ex-girlfriend, also a Davie Police Officer, to send photos from their intimate relationship, according to Coral Springs PD.

The relationship between Krey, who has
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UK: Police Use Stop And Search Powers On 300 Toddlers posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police have used controversial stop and search powers on nearly 300 toddlers over the last five years, new figures have disclosed.

The development is thought to reflect a trend for adult or teenage criminals to conceal illegal items such as guns, knives and drugs on young children in a bid to avoid detection.
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Saturday March 14th, 2015

Criminal Violence as Political Theater: Standard Operating Procedure for the FBI posted 03/14/2015, 6:42 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“The Investigations Division of the Office of the Inspector General has thoroughly reviewed your allegations and concluded that the issues raised do not warrant an investigation by this office,” insisted the unsigned March 10 letter from the Justice Department.

The “allegations” and “issues” I had raised in my March 2 letter to Associate Deputy Attorney General David Margolis dealt with disclosur
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Judge Scolds Lying Cops, Acquits 16-yo Boy of Assault on Police After Video Shows Self-Defense posted 03/14/2015, 6:42 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Portland, OR — On Thursday, a 16-year-old boy, who was facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a police officer, was found not guilty on all charges.

Circuit Judge Diana Stuart ruled that Thai Gurule, a Roosevelt High School sophomore, did not resist arrest. He also didn’t strangle and assault police officers as they had originally claimed.

Stuart’s strongly worded decision took more than 15 minutes to read aloud as she made sure to let the cops in
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75% of Denver Cops Aren't Turning on Body Cams in Use of Force Contacts, This is Why posted 03/14/2015, 6:41 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Denver, CO — A local news team in Denver has obtained video twice in just one week of officers brutalizing individuals. Both time the officers were disciplined after it was exposed.

The latest cop to be caught using excessive force on an arrestee is officer Chad Sinnema. Sinnema was suspended for a mere four days after using force that could have killed a man back in August.
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NYPD Caught Red-Handed Sanitizing Police Brutality Wikipedia Entries posted 03/14/2015, 6:40 PM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
IP addresses linked to the New York Police Department's computer network have been used to sanitize Wikipedia entries about cases of police brutality.

This wouldn't be the first time we've seen nefarious alterations to Wikipedia entries, and it won't be the last. But the disclosure of NYPD's entries by Capital New York come as the Justice Department an
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Friday March 13th, 2015

Police Allow Secret Service Agents To Go Home Without Sobriety Tests After Crashing Into White House Barricade posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Washington Post:
The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week, an ... (more)


Video Shows Cop Choking Out Child Until He Goes Limp, Child Left with Brain Injury posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Louisville, KY– Louisville Metro Police Officer Jonathan Hardin, 31, has been arrested for assaulting a child at the school where he was working as a resource officer.

Surveillance video released after it was played during a probable cause hearing on Thursday shows Hardin choking out a 13-year-old student back in January. This was only five days after the officer allegedly assaulted another 13-year-old student in an unrelated incident.

Hardin was also named in a civ
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Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A bill introduced to the Texas House of Representatives would make it illegal for private citizens to record police within 25 feet.

House Bill 2918, introduced by Texas Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) on Tuesday, would make the offense a misdemeanor. Citizens who are armed would not be permitted to record police activity within 100 feet of an officer, according to the Housto
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Oregon Man Commits No Crime, But Held In Jail For 900 Days posted 03/13/2015, 8:52 AM (OregonLive.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Benito Vasquez-Hernandez has orange canvas slip-ons, a single spoon, a wristband he wears at all times. He has little else.

He lives in a small cell with a single window high above his head and sleeps on a skinny mattress resting on a cinderblock frame.

Vasquez-Hernandez is treated like any other inmate in the Washington County Jail. But he's unlike every other inmate there.

At 897 days and counting, the 59-year-old may be the longest-held material wi
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Thursday March 12th, 2015

Canadian Town Bans Spitting, Swearing And Gathering In Groups Of Three Or More posted 03/12/2015, 4:51 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Taber, a town of 8,100 in Alberta, Canada, must be in the midst of the nation's smallest and least impressive crimewave. How else would you explain the town's new "Community Standards Bylaw," which imposes the following on its residents?
With a sweeping n... (more)


Cops Attack Student At School; Boy Fought Back Because He Was 'Choking To Death' posted 03/12/2015, 8:07 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video has emerged of school security officers in Oakland, California, attacking a student, seemingly for no reason. School officials attempted to cover up the incident, according to reports, until the footage was released.

The footage shows the security officers dragging and tussling with a 15-year-old Fremont High student across the hallway. When the student attempted to break f
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SPD To Post Body Camera Footage Of Officers On YouTube posted 03/12/2015, 8:07 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
According to K5 out of Western Washington State:
The Seattle Police Department is receiving international attention this week after ... (more)


Missouri Supreme Court Stops Ferguson Motorist Shakedown posted 03/12/2015, 8:07 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A US Department of Justice report released earlier this month called into question the predatory tactics of traffic police and municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri. The high court decided on Monday to clear the bench and put Court of Appeals Judge Roy L. Richter in charge of all the city's cases in the St. Louis County municipal court.

"Judge Richter will bring a fresh, disinterested perspective to this court's practices and he is able and willing to implement needed reforms," Ch
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New York Deputy Fined After Pleading Guilty to Slapping Man in Incident Caught on Video posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The New York sheriff’s deputy who was arrested in November after he was caught on video slapping a man on the back of the head for refusing to allow his car to be  searched pleaded guilty Tuesday.

But as expected, former Saratoga County deputy Shawn Glans got off lightly, having to pay a fine, but avoiding probation and anger management classes, which is
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Marianas Islands cop gets nailed for smoking meth, a Customs office cops to helping traffickers get marijuana into the US, and a Michigan cop gets in trouble for trying to use drugs to entice sexual partners. Let's get to it:

In Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, a Marianas Islands police officer was arrested last Friday on charges he was smoking methamphetamine and eng
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Florida Deputies Enter Man's Home Without Permission, Ordering Him to Delete Drone Footage of Crime Scene posted 03/12/2015, 8:06 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
lorida deputies entered a man’s home without permission and forced him to delete footage of a crime scene he had recorded on his drone Monday evening.

Aaron Bitler said he had launched his remote controlled quadcopter from his Orlando home after noticing several Orange County sheriff’s deputies in his neighborhood, investigating a burglary across the street.

But it wasn’t long before a sheriff’s helicopter flying overhead began shining a light on him. Within seconds
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Wednesday March 11th, 2015

Florida Cops Sell Man Drugs in 'Reverse Sting,' Then Gun Him Down posted 03/11/2015, 6:36 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police conducting an undercover, street-level, reverse drug sting in Putnam County, Florida, shot and killed one of their targets Friday night as he attempted to drive away from the scene. Andrew Anthony Williams, a 48-year-old black man, becomes the 11th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to local press accounts, all relying on law enforcement sources, deputies and dete
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Detective Who Was Recorded Assaulting An Unarmed, Handcuffed Suspect Acquitted Of All Charges posted 03/11/2015, 6:36 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Both a cop and his prime homicide suspect have walked away free men. But it's the cop who's gathered most of the attention. Donald Love was picked up by Milwaukee police on August 14, 2013, after his infant son died in a local hospital of traumatic brain injuries. Love wasn't just a "person of interest." He was alone in the house with the... (more)


Congressman Proposes Bill To Ban Laws With The Purpose Of Generating Revenue posted 03/11/2015, 6:36 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Congressman from Missouri has just proposed a bombshell piece of legislation that is detrimental to the growth and expansion of the police state.

Monday, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) introduced The Fair Justice Act.

The Fair Justice Act ” would make it a civil rights violation to enforce criminal or traffic laws for the p
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Xbox Troll Deputy Fired For Racial Threats Over Online Game posted 03/11/2015, 6:35 AM (The Clarion-Ledger)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office fired a deputy after a video leaked online that recorded him threatening another person and using racial slurs.

The video, posted by a man named "David" on YouTube and submitted to the online newsletter the Free Thought Project, shows an Xbox screen with the audio of a conversation between David and former Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Slater.
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SAPD Fires Officer Accused of Holding Wife at Gunpoint posted 03/11/2015, 6:34 AM (KENS 5)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The San Antonio Police Department has fired an officer accused of holding his wife at gun point, a department spokesman confirmed Friday.

Officer Daniel Lopez was terminated, despite signing a plea deal with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office in January that allows him to keep his peace officer's license.

Lopez was accused of holding his wife and kids at gunpoint in July 2013.

Lopez was originally charged with first degree felony aggravated a
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Prosecutors Look Out For No. 1 posted 03/11/2015, 6:34 AM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Tennessee law professor and Instapundit Glenn Reynolds takes on prosecutor misconduct in a column for USA Today. He begins with a case from California in which Kern County prosecutor Robert Murray appended a confession to a suspect's statement without the suspect's knowledge.... (more)


Tuesday March 10th, 2015

NY Lawmakers Seek Mass Snitch Society By Cutting Plebs In On Ticket Revenue posted 03/10/2015, 12:11 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two New York democrats are pushing a bill which would cut citizens in on ticket revenue taken from drivers caught idling their vehicles for more than a single minute. The bill calls for citizen-snitches to film vehicles caught idling, then if the idler is fined they could get up to a %50 cut of a whopping maximum $2,000 ticket.

From the New York Post:
If you see someth... (more)


Cop Shoots Innocent Mother to Death in Front of Her Child, Opens Fire on Pet Dog -- Receives Paid Leave With No Charges posted 03/10/2015, 6:37 AM (Filming Cops)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BURLINGTON, IOWA — Absolutely no charges will be filed against a police officer who opened fire and killed an innocent 34-yr-old woman at her home.

Autumn Steele and her husband posed no threat to the officer, according to reports
.
The incident began when Autumn and her husband had a family argument with each other.
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'Assault On Officer' Charges Against Teen Dropped After Videos Show Cops Lied posted 03/10/2015, 6:37 AM (The Brooklyn Paper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Another Sunset Park resident is vindicated after prosecutors dropped charges that video of the incident proved were trumped-up.

Prosecutors dismissed charges that 17-year-old Enrique Del Rosario assaulted a police officer on June 8. Cops pinched Del Rosario last summer as he filmed them arresting revelers during Puerto Rican Day festivities on Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park. They beat Del Rosario and then tried to make him look like the aggressor, his lawyer said.

“Bas
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How DNA Is Turning Us Into a Nation of Suspects posted 03/10/2015, 6:37 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"The year is 2025. The population is 325 million, and the FBI has the DNA profiles of all of them. Unlike fingerprints, these profiles reveal vital medical information. The universal database arrived surreptitiously. First, the Department of Defense’s repository of DNA samples from all military personnel, established to identify remains of soldiers missing from action, was given to the FBI. Then local police across the country shadowed individuals, collecting shed DNA for the databank. On the... (more)


Arbitrator Says Cleveland Cop Who Sexted Crime Victims, Visited Women On Duty, Should Keep Job posted 03/10/2015, 6:36 AM (Cleveland.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- City officials fired police officer Vincent Lucarelli after the 12-year veteran admitted to "sexting" with crime victims and visiting women while on duty. But an arbitrator ordered the city to rehire him.

Mayor Frank Jackson on Friday said the arbitration process involved in punishing officers has been an obstacle in attempts to reform the department.
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Monday March 9th, 2015

Underdogs and Overlords posted 03/09/2015, 7:34 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A little less than a year ago, Michael Vickers shot and seriously wounded a 10-year-old boy in Broxton, Georgia under circumstances that remain unclear. The victim, Dakota Corbitt, suffered serious and potentially permanent injury to his leg.

Despite the fact that this was an act of firearms-related violence involving a child, no charges were filed against Vic
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Louisiana Man Gets 13 Years for Two Joints posted 03/09/2015, 7:34 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Bernard Noble has already spent nearly four years in a Louisiana prison for being caught with two marijuana cigarettes -- and he's still less than a third of the way through a 13-year sentence with no shot at parole. The sentence is outrageous, but hardly unique in a state with one of the harshest marijuana laws in the country.

Under Louisiana law, possession of a
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Cop Threatens To Take Four-Year-Old's Bike For Riding On Footpath posted 03/09/2015, 7:34 AM (Grantham Journal)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The parents of a four-year-old were shocked when a policeman threatened to confiscate their daughter’s bike as she was riding on the pavement.

On Monday morning Sophie Lindley, 4, was riding her bike with stabilisers on a lead held by her father Dale, as they made their way along Trent Road as they regularly do on the journey from their home on Wilks Road to The West Grantham Academy St John’s.

Mr Lindley said: “A police car pulled over and told me she had to get of
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Deli Customers Dragged into Chicago's Secret Prison by Masked Police posted 03/09/2015, 7:34 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On September 29th 2011, a group of masked men burst into the Paseo Boricua Grocery & Deli in Chicago.

Witnesses say they initially thought it was a robbery. It turned out to be the police showing up to kidnap five men taking them to the secret detention warehouse known as Homan Square, a facility just publicly uncovered last week that sparked a protests in Chicago and nationwide.

John Vergara, an art teacher, who was taken to Homan Square in th
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SWAT Team Shows Up To Elementary School to Promote Police State USA posted 03/09/2015, 7:34 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Arlington, Texas – A fully loaded and equipped SWAT team invaded Webb Elementary School for "Career Day" this week.

The officers weren’t there to raid the school or arrest anyone, but they certainly looked like they were going to so. The SWAT officers were all carrying high-powered weapons and wearing paramilitary gear as if they were about to raid a terrorist organization.
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Scotland Yard Chief Calls For CCTV Surveillance Cameras In Every Home posted 03/09/2015, 7:33 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Homeowners should consider fitting CCTV to trap burglars, the country's most senior police officer declared yesterday.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said police forces needed more crime scene footage to match against their 12million images of suspects and offenders.

And he called on families and businesses to install cameras at eye level – to exploit advances in facial recognition technology.

But privacy campaigners condemned the Metropolitan Police Commissi
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D.C. To Pay $9.2 Million In Wrongful Conviction posted 03/09/2015, 7:33 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered the District government Friday to pay a record $9.2 million in damages to Kirk L. Odom, 52, who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 22 years in the rape and robbery of a woman in her Capitol Hill apartment in 1981.

The amount, set by Judge Neal E. Kravitz, is the second — and largest — award in a case tried before a District judge under the District’s wrongful conviction law, which was approved in 1980. It also is one of the largest non-jury
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Judge To Jail Mother Unless She Signs Consent For Son's Circumcision posted 03/09/2015, 7:31 AM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Whatever you think about circumcision, it would seem that everyone can agree no one should be forced to have their child circumcised. So why is a judge threatening to through a Palm Beach area mother in jail if she doesn’t sign a consent form for her son to be circumcised?... (more)


Saturday March 7th, 2015

Louisiana Appeals Court Busts Speed Trap Town posted 03/07/2015, 5:19 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The town of Woodworth, Louisiana is in hot water. Police officers were caught on dashcam video shaking down innocent motorists during a traffic stop, and the state's second highest court wants the city to pay for it. On Wednesday, the Court of Appeals in favor of Patricia Parker's lawsuit against the town.

At 6am on January 4, 2009, Parker was in a pickup truck driving her colleagues, Rufus Smith and Gracie Jackson, to work at the Methodist Center. As she drove on Coulee Crossing
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Canadian Border Patrol Charge Traveler With 'Obstruction' For Refusing To Give Up His Phone Password posted 03/07/2015, 5:19 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
I've traveled to many different countries in my life and the only time I've ever had any trouble at all at a border crossing was flying into Canada for a conference one time. I was pulled out of the line and sent to a special side room where I was quizzed about the real reasons I was coming to Canada. They couldn't believe I was speaking at a conference, because I didn't have a paper invite, and had to dig through my emails to show them it in email (thankfully, I stored my emails locally and did... (more)


Police Department Hires Man After he Tried to Kill a Cop, Now He's Beating Up Innocent People posted 03/07/2015, 5:19 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Palm Beach County, Florida – 41-year-old police officer Jason Tucciarone was recently arrested for breaking a man’s nose in a fight over a bar stool. It was also reported that the officer choked the victim’s son as well.

On Monday night, Tucciarone’s temper got the best of him when he punched a main in the face and broke h
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