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Monday January 19th, 2015
Washington Cop Fails to Intimidate Man Recording Traffic Stop by Claiming he Could Seize Camera as "Evidence" posted 01/19/2015, 11:11 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Washington cop pulled a man over for not having mud flaps on his truck, then proceeded to tell him to turn off his phone when the man began recording the traffic stop.

When Michael Wallace continued recording, the Port Orchard cop told him he could seize it “as evidence,” which is a lie.

And Wal
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Justice Department Limits Seized Asset Sharing With State, Local Cops posted 01/19/2015, 11:10 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Attorney General Eric Holder this morning issued an order that will bar federal agencies from participating in "adoptions" of assets seized by state and local law enforcement agencies. "Adoptions" occur when state or local law enforcement agencies seize cash or properties under state laws, but then ask that a federal agency takes the ... (more)




Utah Man Killed in Drug Bust Scuffle posted 01/19/2015, 11:10 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man was shot and killed by a West Valley City, Utah, police officer who was attempting to arrest him on drug charges Wednesday. Jeffrey Nielson, 34, becomes the first person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

This is the fifth year the Drug War Chronicle has tallied drug war deaths. There were 54 in 2011, 63 in 2012, 41 in 2013, and 39 in 2014.

According
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Sunday January 18th, 2015

NY Cops Accused Of Habitually Planting Guns, Cases Dismissed posted 01/18/2015, 2:39 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A group of New York police officers stand accused of habitually planting guns on multiple innocent people in order to hit them with weapons charges.

From the New York Times:
A Brooklyn man who claimed the police manufactured gun-possession charges against him had his case dismissed on Thursday, ... (more)


Agency Will Confiscate Infant If Entire Family Doesn't Get Flu Shots posted 01/18/2015, 2:38 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
TACOMA, WA — A state bureaucracy is threatening a mother with removal of an infant unless her entire family subjects themselves to flu shots.

This is the dilemma that foster parent Jamie Smith is currently facing. The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is giving the Tacoma family until February to comply with the mandated regimen of influenza vaccines — imposed on every member of the family — or else they will lose their youngest child, a 2-week-old foster
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Flu vaccine protects against wrong strain, US health officials warn...


Saturday January 17th, 2015



One in Three Americans Believe Police 'Routinely Lie': Survey posted 01/17/2015, 2:03 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(Reuters) - While most Americans approve of the work being done by their local police, nearly a third feel that some officers "routinely lie to serve their own interests," a survey released on Thursday by Reuters and the IPSOS polling organization showed.

The number rises to 45 percent among African-Americans.

The findings come as scrutiny on police has been heightened in recent months by the killing of unarmed blacks by white officers, which has raised questions ab
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Police Assault And Handcuff Wrong Man. But It's Okay, they "Did It In Good Faith" posted 01/17/2015, 9:09 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
St. Ann, Missouri – Police in a town just outside of St. Louis recently assaulted and handcuffed the wrong person during a high speed chase. 22-year-old Joseph Swink was driving down the road, minding his own business last week, when his car was hit by a vehicle that was in a high speed chase with police.

Swink’s car was hit by the fleeing suspect, who continued to speed down the road after the collision. Instead of following after the suspect, police stopped the car that had been
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South Florida Cop Claims It's a "Safety Issue" to Record Him During Traffic Stop in Miami posted 01/17/2015, 9:09 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A South Florida cop told a man he was not allowed to record him during a traffic stop because it was a “safety issue,” reaching into the car and swatting the camera.

But the man with the camera wasn’t sold.

“May I record, I mean, you’re not allowed to be recorded right now,” said the man with the camera, whose name is Manny Prades, according to his Youtube channel.
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Friday January 16th, 2015

Holder Limits Seized-Asset Sharing Process That Split Billions With Local, State Police posted 01/16/2015, 5:08 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without proving that a crime occurred.

Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago as part of the war on drugs.

Since 2008, thousands of local and state police agencies have made more than 55,000 seizures of cash and property worth $3
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Radley Balko: Breaking down Holder’s move to limit civil asset forfeiture abuse


LAPD Embarrassed Over Viral Coke Video That They Liken To Swatting; May Charge the Pranksters posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles, CA– The Los Angeles Police Department is looking into possible charges over an embarrassing prank titled “Coke Prank on Cops” which was posted to YouTube on Monday and quickly went viral.

In the video, four young men are seen asking people if they want some coke at Venice Beach. They are sitting inside their SUV (which was fitted with
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Cop Accused Of Shooting At Woman In Off-Duty Road Rage Incident, Tampering With Evidence posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (WSVN)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A Miami-Dade Police officer has bonded out after being held behind bars on charges connected to his alleged display of road rage toward another officer.

Jonathan Lang was released early Wednesday morning, at 2 a.m., after being held on a $17,500 bond. He is charged with aggravated assault, shooting a gun from a car and tampering with evidence.

[...]According to Illa, she was driving to the county jail where she works when Lang shot at
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Major Cities Across The US Becoming Equipped With "Full-Time" SWAT Teams posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Indianapolis, Indiana – For at least six months now, the SWAT team for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has been deployed full-time, responding to routine calls and conducting investigations.

It was reported by WishTV that in the past six months, the Indianapolis SWAT division has been on nearly 300 calls, and conducted over 700 interviews with people on the street. The poli
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Raping Underage Girl Gets Cop 30 Months Jail After Judge Credits Cop's Years Of 'Service' posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (CTNews.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BRIDGEPORT – A 20-year veteran of the Trumbull police force Tuesday began serving a 30-month prison term Tuesday for repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenaged girl he met through the department’s explorer program.

[...][Judge] Devlin, while acknowledging that children need to be protected said he was giving Ruscoe credit for his years of good service with the police department.

“I know you have really been traumatized by this situation,” the judge told the victim an
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Police Sergeant Gets 9 Years For Sexually Assaulting Woman During Traffic Stop posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (SGV Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
IRWINDALE - A former Irwindale police sergeant was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a Chino woman during a 2012 traffic stop.

[...]The assault occurred Oct. 20, 2012 near Azusa Canyon Road and Arrow Highway. The woman was delivering newspapers.

Fraijo pulled her and asked to see her driver’s license, according to the prosecution.

When the woman told him she didn’t have a license, he told her to drive to a parking lot wh
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This is the type of sentence the cop who was given 2-yrs probation should have gotten.


N.J. Cop Sentenced for Stealing 600,000 Cigarettes, Extorting $20,000 From Underover Agent posted 01/16/2015, 9:47 AM (Philly.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former New Jersey police officer was sentenced today to three years in prison for stealing more than half a million cigarettes and extorting $20,000 from an undercover FBI agent he thought was a drug courier.

Mario Rodriguez, 40, was an officer in the Jersey City Police Department on July 3, 2013, when he drove to a Secaucus warehouse with an accomplice, broke into a trailer with a bolt-cutter, and stole 600,000 cigarettes and several television sets, federal authorities said.
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Ex-NYPD Officer Gets up to 23 1/2 Years for Ticket Fixing, Selling Fake DVDs, Plotting to Kill Witness, More posted 01/16/2015, 9:46 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In return for pleading guilty to the laundry list of crimes, Jose Ramos, 45, was sentenced to 15 1/2 to 23 1/2 years behind bars. That sentence will run concurrently with the up to 14 1/2 years he’s already serving on attempted robbery and drug charges.... (more)


Newspaper Editor Fired After Arrest For Taking Photos, Even Though Dashcam Proved Cops to be Liars posted 01/16/2015, 9:46 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Vince Lovato was the editor of the Lake County Leader in Polson, Montana…until this happened.

At 53 years of age, with over three decades of journalism experience, Lovato lost his job after being arrested on October 1 for obstruction, resisting arrest and belligerence for daring to take photos at an accident.
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Thursday January 15th, 2015

From Neighborhood Cops to Robocops: The Changing Face of American Police posted 01/15/2015, 9:41 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means

If 2014 was the year of militarized police, armored tanks, and stop-and-frisk searches, 2015 may well be the year of technologized police, surveillance blimps and scan-and-frisk searches.

Just as we witnessed neighborhood cops being transformed into soldier cops, we’re about to see them shapeshift once again, this time into robocops,
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The Worst That Can Happen To You For Committing A Nonviolent Marijuana Crime, Around The World posted 01/15/2015, 9:39 AM (Mises Canada)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Everyone knows different countries treat drugs differently. For example, if you get caught buying or selling a large amount of marijuana in Canada, you’re probably not going to get your head chopped off by the government–but in Saudi Arabia, that is the law.

I wanted to see just how different the laws were in world when it came to nonviolent marijuana crimes: that is, if one or more people are breaking a marijuana-related crime (like buying, selling, smoking, or producing) and the
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Officer Held Down A Dog While Fellow Officer Slit Her Throat--Cleared of Wrong Doing posted 01/15/2015, 9:39 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Baltimore, MD– All charges have been dropped against Officer Thomas Schmidt, a Baltimore police officer who had been charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty after allegedly holding down a small dog while Officer Jeffrey Bolger slit its throat.

Schmidt, a 24-year veteran of the department, retired in September and will not be returning to the force. The trial for Bolger
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 01/15/2015, 9:35 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Massachusetts prosecutor swaps info for pain pills, more jail guards get in trouble, a Georgia cop gets busted for slinging Ecstasy, a San Antonio cop get nailed for stealing cash and weed from a couple, and more. Let's get to it:

In Americus, Georgia, a Sumter County jail guard was arrested January 2
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Officer Fired After Reporting Undercover Cop's Sex Act With Prostitute posted 01/15/2015, 9:35 AM (5 News Online)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The fired officer who released the details of an undercover officer’s arrest of a prostitute while receiving sexual acts filed a lawsuit against the police department this week, saying he did not break any department policies and deserves his job back.

Police deny any wrongdoing and say the fired sergeant put an undercover officer’s identity at risk.

Sgt. Don Paul Bales was fired Oct. 20 from the Fort Smith Police Department after Chief Kevin Lin
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Iowa Man Who Fought to Use Marijuana Oil on Rare Cancer Dies posted 01/15/2015, 9:35 AM (ABC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An eastern Iowa man who was convicted late last year of growing marijuana that he used to treat his rare form of cancer has died.... (more)


Wednesday January 14th, 2015

Police Chief Trying To Find Some Way To Charge Drone Operator Who Didn't Break Any Laws posted 01/14/2015, 5:59 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Don't let the fact that no crime occurred stop you from attempting to prosecute someone, Sparky. (via PINAC)
Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall said he is consulting the city's legal department after the three-... (more)


Houston Police Officers Behind Ticket-Rigging Scheme That Caused Dismissal Of Over 6,000 Tickets Allowed To Quit Or Retire Before They Get Fired posted 01/14/2015, 5:59 PM (KHOU)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chief McClelland put the three officers on desk duty in August. A fourth officer, Rudolph Farias, committed suicide when the scandal broke. "We certainly had enough information and evidence that we believe warrants an investigation," Chief McClelland said in August.

The alleged motivation for the ticket rigging scheme was to appear in court more often to collect more overtime. In September, the City Attorney's office dismissed more than 6,000 speeding tickets written by the office
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Middle School Students Advised to Throw Canned Food at Active Shooters posted 01/14/2015, 5:59 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Middle school students in Alabama are being advised to stash canned food throughout their classrooms to be used as weapons against possible armed intruders. W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscilla Holley, who sent a letter home to parents last week, announced the new safety procedure after discussing the issue with law enforcement.

Speaking with WHNT 19, Holley said the policy was modeled after a survival tactic know as ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Count
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France Celebrates Its New Reverence For Free Speech By Arresting Comedian For His Speech posted 01/14/2015, 5:58 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Over the weekend in Paris there was a so-called "Unity March" in response to last week's Charlie Hebdo attack. The photographs from the march were striking -- even if the famed photo of many world leaders holding hands and marching together turned out to a photo op on a closed street, rather than with the rest of the marchers. And, of course, this was all a facade. Many of the l... (more)


Judge Not Too Concerned That 68-Year-Old Woman's House Was Raided Because Someone Used Her Open WiFi To Post A Threat posted 01/14/2015, 1:57 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We've written before about faulty legal activities based on nothing stronger than an IP address. An IP address is not a person, but many entities... (more)


Autistic Student Who Kissed Wrong Person Expelled for Sexual Assault posted 01/14/2015, 1:57 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An autistic 20-year-old who attends special-needs classes at Navarro College in Waxahachie, Texas, was recently kicked out for sexually assaulting another student. What did he do, specifically? He hugged a female student and kissed her on the top of the head, having mistaken her for someone else.

Brian Ferguson is moderately impaired by his autism but can speak well enough and enjoys attending classes. He was walking down a hallway when he encountered a woman he wrongly thought he
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Video Shows San Diego Cop Trying to Beat Up Two Paramedics Inside 7-Eleven posted 01/14/2015, 12:27 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


San Diego, CA — A surveillance tape from a Golden Hill 7-Eleven was just released which shows a San Diego cop assault two members of an ambulance crew.

The trial began Tuesday for Anibal Solis, a parking enforcement officer with the SDPD, who is accused of attacking a paramedic and EMT from Rural/Metro.

During the trial Solis says he heard the paramedics call him a
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Montana Cop Cries After Killing Unarmed Man, "I Thought He Was Going To Pull A Gun On Me" posted 01/14/2015, 9:51 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In what is being reported as a real tearjerker, a Montana police officer was filmed crying after shooting an unarmed man he feared was reaching for a gun. The man was not armed, but the cop felt scared, therefor the murder was deemed "justified."

From CBS News:
BILLINGS, Mont. - Newly released police dash cam footage shows a Montana police officer breaking do... (more)


Male Cop Extorts Man For Oral Sex With Threats Of Jail, Gets Probation posted 01/14/2015, 9:51 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Memphis police officer Brandon Berry was accused in early 2013 of demanding oral sex from a man with an outstanding warrant in exchange for not taking him to jail.

Upon being questioned by police, Berry admitted to the crime, and was shortly thereafter indicted for official misconduct.

Berry plead guilty to the charge last month, but despite committing what amounts to extortion and rape, he was only given a one year suspended sentence with two years probation... (more)


Paradise Lost: NYPD Commish Declares Slowdown Over, Revenue Generation Resuming As Normal posted 01/14/2015, 9:51 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Are the good times really over for good?

From the New York Daily News:
The city's top cop finally acknowledged an NYPD slowdown — but declared on Friday that it’s a thing of the past.

The number of summonses issued citywide dropped 94% for the week ending Dec. 29, records show. That trend continued with a 92% dip for the week endin
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Nightmare: Cop Stalks Woman, Has Her Committed When She Rejects Him posted 01/14/2015, 9:39 AM (Courthouse News )
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police officer infatuated with a young woman he met during a landlord-tenant dispute tried to have her committed after she rejected his attentions, a lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade County claims.

In her complaint, Kirenia Cardidad Figuera says she met Officer Joshua Zacharias when he responded to a domestic dispute call at her mother's apartment. Figuera says at the time, both she and her sister lived with her mother, but neither contributed money toward the living expenses in
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Tuesday January 13th, 2015

Ohio State Students Get a Hefty Dose of the Police State for Celebrating Football Victory posted 01/13/2015, 5:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Columbus, OH — Ohio State won the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, but the way police responded to celebrating students was a loss for all.

“We are just innocent students celebrating our football team,” one person told the the Columbus Dispatch.

Upon news of the victory, overjoyed students took to the streets in a carousing yet peaceful manner late Monday night. But their revelry was short lived as the police state descended on Col
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After a Grueling 3 Year Battle, Court Rules that the NYPD has to Explain Their X-Ray Vans posted 01/13/2015, 8:26 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York, NY — Over the past few years the NYPD has deployed a secretive program that uses unmarked vans with specialized X-ray machines designed to look through nearby objects; and the public knows little to nothing about them.

Thanks to ProPublica, a state judge has just ordered that the NYPD has some explaining to do in regards to their surreptitious X-ray van prog
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Dashcam Footage Shows Arrest of Woman Accused of Assaulting Sheriff posted 01/13/2015, 8:23 AM (CBC.ca)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A police dashcam video obtained exclusively by CBC News shows the arrest of a Camrose dentist accused of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest during a traffic stop.

Simona Tibu, 40, was charged with assaulting a peace officer in 2013, but later told a court that she was the true victim — saying the altercation left her fearing for her life.

The video was released after a lengthy legal battle.
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It took over a year for this video to be released. While the woman is acting erratic the cop had no reason to place his hands on her. - Chris


Face Off: Good Cops Do Exist Vs. There Are No Good Cops posted 01/13/2015, 8:22 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Are there good cops, or are they all bad? Read these arguments from The Freeman and decide for yourself!... (more)


San Antonio Officer Charged With Stealing Items During Call posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police officer has been arrested on allegations he stole thousands of dollars, marijuana and a rifle from a couple during a disturbance call.... (more)


Hotter Than Lava: Police's Everyday Use Of Flashbang Grenades posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (ProPublica)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Every day, cops toss dangerous military-style grenades during raids, with little oversight and horrifying results.... (more)


America's Dirtiest Cops: Cash, Cocaine, Corruption on the Texas Border posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (Rolling Stone)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
How an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border... (more)


Sheriff's Deputies: Department of Public Safety Officer Arrested, Accused of Groping Woman During Traffic Stop posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (The Advocate)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Authorities on Sunday arrested a Department of Public Safety officer accused of groping a woman during a traffic stop Saturday and then misleading investigators.

Michael Selders, 47, pulled over a woman for a traffic stop early Saturday on La. 67 near Port Hudson Pride Road, according to an arrest report. He later told East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s investigators it was because she had run a red light.

The woman, who was driving home from work, told deputies that
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McDowell Officer Arrested On Stalking, Harassment Charges posted 01/13/2015, 8:21 AM (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WELCH — A member of the Welch Police Department, and the current police chief of Gary, has been arrested on charges of stalking and harassing after investigators say he pulled a woman over in a police cruiser and propositioned her to have sexual intercourse with him.

The McDowell County Sheriffs Office arrested Patrick Sherman McKinney, 52, of Welch, after conducting an investigation into a complaint about a Welch Police Officer stalking and harassing a female person, Sheriff Mart
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Monday January 12th, 2015

NYPD Cops Told No Vacations Until Work Slowdown Ends posted 01/12/2015, 2:09 PM (New York Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It’s a slowdown showdown.

At precincts across the city, top brass are cracking the whip on summons activity and even barring many cops from taking vacation and sick days, The Post has learned.

Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders “activity sheets” indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift, sources told The Post.

“Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation t
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Cue Merle Haggard singing "Are the Good Times Really Over."


NYPD Pouts And Refuses To Do Their Duty; Residents Split Between Applauding And Failing To Notice posted 01/12/2015, 2:08 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As you may be aware, things have gotten weird with the NYPD over the past several weeks. In what amounts to the police force in our nation's largest city throwing a temper tantrum over either the brutal murder of 2 officers or the sudden attention being paid to how police officers treat the city's minority residents in the wake of the stop and frisk scandals and the death of Eric Garner, the NYPD's numbers are all down. Arrests are down somewhere in the neighborhood of 50%, and citat... (more)


Albuquerque DA Brings Murder Charges Against Police Who Killed Homeless Camper James Boyd posted 01/12/2015, 2:08 PM (KRQE News 13)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The District Attorney’s Office has charged the Albuquerque officers who shot and killed homeless camper James Boyd with murder. This is the first time APD officers have ever faced charges for shooting someone.

Helmet-cam video captured Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez firing three shots each which killed Boyd in March 2014. The shooting has sparked protests throughout the city several times since last summer, and while many of them were peaceful, some protester
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If You're Stopped for Driving 92 in a 70 MPH Zone, You Get a Ticket, Unless You're an Off-Duty Cop posted 01/12/2015, 2:08 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Des Moines, IA — Dashcam
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Texas Cop Fired After Tasing 76-Yr-Old Wants Job Back, 'Nothing Unreasonable At All About Level Of Force' posted 01/12/2015, 6:55 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Former Texas police officer Nathanial Robinson, 23, who was just fired over tasing a 76-year-old man for driving with "expired tags" that were perfectly legal, is appealing to get his job back.

The Victoria Advocate reports:
Greg Cagle, a Texas Municipal Police Association lawyer hired... (more)


Cops Worried After Citizens Engage in a New Form of Crowd-Funded, Direct Action Against Police State posted 01/12/2015, 6:55 AM (FilmingCops.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
STOCKTON -- Citizens in Stockton, California have taken a new approach to activism.

Rather than sticking to the traditional form of protest in which signs are held and slogans are chanted, these citizens have taken direct action and offered a grassroots, crowd-funded incentive structure to end police brutality in their community.

They have offered a $2,500 reward to anybody who submits information leading to the arrest or termination of cops who brutalize or kill pe
... (more)


Obama Declares War On 'Extremism' – Are You An 'Extremist' According To His Definition? posted 01/12/2015, 6:55 AM (The Economic Collapse)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Do you know what an “extremist” is?  In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month.  And on the surface that sounds great.  But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not?  What criteria should we use?  As you will see below, your definition of an... (more)


Public School Now Programming Children to Celebrate Police State and Dress in Blue to "Thank Cops" posted 01/12/2015, 6:55 AM (FilmingCops.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BAKERSFIELD — Elementary school children are now being pressured to obediently offer their support for the police state.

Like Martin Luther King Jr. Day, cops are trying to start their own new holiday called “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day,” as if they are an oppressed group who struggle to overcome tyranny.

Worse, impressionable children were instructed to celebrate it.

The Fresno People’s Media notes  that the day “isn’t actually a holiday at
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Man Says Cop Scaled Guarded Area, Killed Dog posted 01/12/2015, 6:55 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(CN) - A Columbus, Ohio, police officer killed a $35,000 guard dog named Cypress von Bildsten while trespassing on private property, a federal complaint alleges.

Mark Bildsten filed the complaint Tuesday against Columbus, its police division, Chief Kim Jacobs and the as-yet identified officers he says shot and killed his German shepherd on June 27, 2012.

Bildsten says he had been the one to summon the police after receiving a call from a neighbor who spot
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Massachusetts Woman Arrested for Wiretapping After Openly Recording Cop posted 01/12/2015, 6:55 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A woman in Massachusetts was arrested on wiretapping charges after she openly recorded a cop, which once again shows cops are clueless about the laws they are supposed to enforce.

After all, the state’s wiretapping law makes it a crime to secretly record others, even if they don’t have an expectation of privacy.

However, holding the recording device in plain view, even if the person does not verbal state they are recording, is lawful.
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License To Kill: The Police Threat Is Too High posted 01/12/2015, 6:55 AM (Paul Craig Roberts)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The hypocrisy of American police is beginning to bother even law and order conservatives. The New York Police Department is rivaling the black community in Ferguson in keeping alive the murders of their community members.

We are constantly reminded of how dangerous it is to be a police officer. A total of 50 police officers were reportedly killed last year in the "line of duty," but the police themselves managed to kill 1,029 Americans during the same time period, most of whom wer
... (more)


New York Police Officers Are Quick to Resort to Chokeholds, Inspector General Finds posted 01/12/2015, 6:54 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The first investigation by New York City’s police inspector general includes the finding that in several cases where officers were found to have used a chokehold, the banned maneuver was the officer’s initial physical response to verbal resistance.

The 45-page report, released on Monday, follows the death in July of Eric Garner on Staten Island after an arresting officer placed him in a chokehold, a tactic that was banned by the Police Department two decades ago. The report looks
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Cop Charged with Obstructing Emergency Services in Attempt to Cover for Friend posted 01/12/2015, 6:54 AM (Times Leader)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Larksville firefighter who also works part time as an Edwardsville police officer faces misdemeanor charges after police say he tried to cover up a crash involving his friend.

[....]Larksville fire engineer Robert Palchanis told police that he was filling out an incident response report soon after arriving when Fronzoni approached him and instructed him “‘to not totally fill out the report,’” police say. Palchanis allegedly said he could smell alcohol on Fronzoni while speaking
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LAPD Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Acts, Indecent Exposure in Huntington Beach posted 01/12/2015, 6:54 AM (OC Register)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of exposing himself to females in a Huntington Beach nature reserve pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lewd acts and indecent exposure.

Ryan Eric Galliher, 33, is accused of walking up to five victims on six separate occasions last year and exposing himself at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Officials said Galliher was off duty when he allegedly exposed himself to the victims, who range in age from 12 to 80 years old.

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Sunday January 11th, 2015

Albuquerque Cop Mistakenly Guns Down Undercover Narcotics Officer During Bungled $60 Meth Bust posted 01/11/2015, 4:35 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An undercover narcotics officer nearly died on Friday after he was shot by an Albuquerque police officer during a drug bust over $60 of methamphetamine.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, Police Chief Gorden Eden announced on Saturday that the undercover officer was in critical condition. However, Eden did not name any of the officers who were involved in the s
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Man Exonerated After Spending 21 Years In Prison For Murder He Did Not Commit After 'Policeman Framed Him By Convincing Woman To Testify She Saw Him Shoot Victim' posted 01/11/2015, 4:35 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man who spent 21 years in prison for murder had his conviction overturned today - and says he lost decades behind bars because of a crooked cop.

Derrick Hamilton, 49, was imprisoned for supposedly murdering Nathaniel Cash in 1991, but has always been adamant he had nothing to do with it.

Instead, he says, he was locked up because former NYPD detective Louis Scarcella intimidated a woman into claiming she witnessed him shoot Cash dead.

Cash’s girlfri
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Smirking Thug Who Attacked Lady Subway Worker Was An NYPD Cop, Surprise! posted 01/11/2015, 4:35 PM (Wonkette)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"...the New York Police Department requested the public’s help in finding a man who grabbed an MTA worker, threw her on the ground, throttled her, and then ran away with a jaunty and satisfied smirk on his face. A few days later, the man turned himself in. It turns out that who the NYPD was on the hunt for was one Mirjan Lolja (yes, LOL-ja. yes.) — a 7 year veteran of the NYPD, who apparently heroically took it upon himself to continue the NYPD’s public relations campaign on his off time."... (more)

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