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Friday April 24th, 2015
Dashcam Video Shows Cop Shoot Man 'Armed' With Cell Phone posted 04/24/2015, 3:30 PM (WPTV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Exclusively-obtained dash-cam video shows Dontrell Stephens, 20, talking on a cellphone while riding his bike on a Friday morning in September 2013. He can be seen turning onto Norma Elaine Road near Haverhill Road and Okeechobee Boulevard as PBSO deputy Adams Lin trails him.

Moments later, Stephens realizes he’s being followed. He pulls over, gets off his bike with a cellphone in his right hand and walks toward the deputy.

For approxima
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Cop Ruptures Man's Spleen, Fellow Cops Laugh, Take Pics, As He Lays Dying, Begging For Help posted 04/24/2015, 3:30 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Orlando, FL — An Orlando cop has been arrested after surveillance video showed him violently kneeing a handcuffed man. But further investigation into the matter shows that his fellow officers were not only complicit in covering it up, but also sadistically laughed as the man lay bleeding internally in the cell.

Orlando police Officer Peter Delio was arrested in March and charged with felony battery after surveillance video showed him kneeing a handcuffed, Robert Liese, in the gut.
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A Residence With Locking Doors And A Working Toilet Is All That's Needed To Justify A No-Knock Warrant posted 04/24/2015, 3:28 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
No-knock warrants have become the strategy of first choice for many police departments. Most of these target those suspe... (more)


Mentally Ill Homeless Man Severely Beaten By Police Because His Beach Umbrella Was Too Big posted 04/24/2015, 3:28 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Venice Beach, CA– A video released on Wednesday captured eight Los Angeles police officers beating, tasing, and hogtying a mentally ill homeless man as he tried to enjoy the simple pleasure of a day at the beach.

The man and his lawyer say that this abuse at the hands of the LAPD has been a pattern over the past year, and his hospital records show it.  They are now calling for a
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Town Where U.S. Marshal Smashed Citizen's Camera Rakes in Millions from Federal Forfeiture Rules posted 04/24/2015, 3:27 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Brian Doherty took note yesterday of an incident, caught on citizen video, of a U.S. marshal in South Gate, California, smashing the cell phone camera of another citizen who had been filming some police activity in her neighborhood.

Wondering why a U.S. marshal was part of this police sweep in the first place? Neighbors told ABC 7 there was a police sweep targeting members of the Mongol bi
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Police Misconduct and 'Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights' Laws posted 04/24/2015, 3:26 PM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The problems of the teacher tenure system, especially in big cities where powerful unions defend members against dismissal, are familiar enough. Less well known is the newer, parallel–and arguably more alarming–rise of police and prison-guard tenure under what are known as Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR or LEOBOR) laws.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, for example, has blamed Maryland’s LEOBR law for frustrating the investigation into the death o
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Thursday April 23rd, 2015

Caught On Tape: Cop Jumpkicks Suspect After Shooting Him posted 04/23/2015, 4:31 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As regular readers are no doubt aware, there’s been no shortage of “caught on tape” police moments over the past several months. Thanks to police cruiser dash cam video, bystander cell phone recordings, and in one case, aerial footage from a local San Bernardino news helicopter we’ve witnessed a South Carolina police officer shoot a fleeing, unarmed man in the back, watched as Arizona officers battled an invincible family band in a Wal-Mart parking lot, looked on incredulous as a US Mars... (more)


Graphic Video: Cop Knocks Woman Unconscious as 6-Year-Old Daughter Watches in Horror posted 04/23/2015, 4:31 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Round Rock, TX — Video captured by a man in front of a Wing Stop in Round Rock Tuesday afternoon shows Officer Ben Johnson slamming Viviana Keith into the ground, knocking her unconscious.

Johnson was attempting to arrest Keith after responding to multiple calls about an intoxicated woman causing a disturbance. Rebecca Tomlinson, who was present in the same nail salon as Keith, d
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Southern California Cop Deliberately Knocks Camera From Citizen, Claiming It Was "Accident" posted 04/23/2015, 4:31 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Southern California cop who became annoyed at a citizen recording him and his cop buddies from a sidewalk walked up to the man and knocked the phone away before claiming it was “an accident.”

But it was clearly not an accident.

It was just an example of a Santa Barbara police officer who believes he is above the law, unafraid to walk up to a citizen and batter th
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Where are the "good cops" in this scene? - Chris


Cops Go Car To Car In Traffic Jam, Issue $18,000 In Fines For Cellphone Use At A Near Dead Stop posted 04/23/2015, 4:31 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Honolulu, Hawaii – Writing tickets was like shooting fish in a barrel for Honolulu police earlier this month when they went car to car issuing citations for cell phone use.

According to motorists, police moved into the middle of the street during the worst traffic jam in years and began a ticket writing assembly line that made them over $18,000. In total, 65 drivers were given tickets that amounted to $290 a piece.

In an extreme traffic situation like this, it is un
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Illinois, Texas Advance Illusory Red Light Camera Bans posted 04/23/2015, 4:30 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sixteen states ban photo enforcement (view list), but Illinois and Texas are not likely to join the list this year. Although measures that passed the Illinois House and Texas Senate yesterday are being advertised as "bans" on red light cameras, in practice they would do little to curb automated ticketing if they become law.

In Texas, the state Senate voted 22 to 8 to approve a bill that bans cities from signing new red lig
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Lawsuit Over Nude Crime Scene Photos Headed To Court posted 04/23/2015, 4:30 PM (Chicagoist)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A lawsuit alleging that members of the Cook County Sheriff's Office illegally stripped a young woman who died in a drunk-driving accident and photographed her naked body is finally heading to court next week.

On Dec. 31, 2009, Jessica Mejia was killed after a car driven by her boyfriend, who had a .239 blood alcohol level, crashed into a light pole and rolled into a ditch. The lawsuit filed in 2010 by Mejia's family alleges that after the Cook County Sheriff's department arrived a
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Stingray Uber Alles! St. Louis Cops Drop Case Against Robbery Suspects Rather Than Discuss Use Of IMSI Catcher posted 04/23/2015, 4:30 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
According to the FBI and the law enforcement agencies it slaps with restrictive non-disclosure agreements, it's b... (more)


Body Cam: Cop Ignores Dog Sign, Hops Fence in Response to a Burglar Alarm, Kills Homeowners Dog posted 04/23/2015, 4:30 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Dade City, FL– In body camera footage that was released on Wednesday, a Pasco County sheriff’s deputy is seen shooting and killing a woman’s dog, because of a burglar alarm going off.

The deputy arrived at Carla Gloger’s home after a silent alarm was tripped.  The officer barely attempted to open the gate to her long driveway, and instead hopped a fence to get onto the property
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 04/23/2015, 4:30 PM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cops, cocaine, and corruption, from Florida to Texas to California to Michigan. And some crooked jail guards, too. Let's get to it:

In Punta Gorda, Florida, a Charlotte County sheriff's deputy was fired last Friday after an internal affairs investigation revealed he bought drugs and traded them for sexual favors. Deputy Elio Santana would buy cocaine while in uniform and driving his squad car, and the investigation fo
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The Cost of Police 'Just Doing Their Jobs' posted 04/23/2015, 4:30 PM (Carey Wedler)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Cop Smash & Grab: Houston Police Caught on Video Kicking in Door to Business, Stealing Cash posted 04/23/2015, 4:30 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Houston, TX — Two Houston Police officers were caught on camera kicking down the door of local business owner Marcquette Jones last Wednesday.

Jones, the 36-year-old owner of The South Side Game Room, says this isn’t the first time the officers unlawfully entered his business. According to the business owner, the two cops paid him the first visit on January 20, claiming they were there to “check building code compliance.”

Jones refused to let them in when they woul
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NBC Taking Copsucker Approach to U.S. Marshal Camera-Snatching Story as New Video Surfaces posted 04/23/2015, 4:29 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NBC Los Angeles has taken on an extremely copsucking approach to the case of Beatriz Paez, the 34-year-old woman who had her phone snatched from her by a U.S. Marshal Sunday, who then smashed it to the ground and kicked it away, destroying the phone before storming away with several other cops.

The news station persuaded Pa
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Cops Runs Stop Sign without Lights or Sirens, Hits Pedestrian, Cutting Off Both Legs, 5 Hospitalized posted 04/23/2015, 4:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Snohomish County, WA — A violent, multiple vehicle crash unfolded last week after a Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputy ran a stop sign.

The resulting crash left five people hospitalized. One man, who was loading up his pick-up truck with the tailgate down, was hit by the police cruiser, pinning him in between the car and his truck.

The man, who neighbors say was a construction worker, was taken to Harborview Regional Medical Center in Seattle where both of his legs w
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American and Italian Hostages Killed in US Drone Strike, White House Reveals posted 04/23/2015, 4:29 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A U.S. drone strike in January killed two hostages, an Italian and an American, being held by al Qaeda in Pakistan, the White House revealed on Thursday.

"Our hearts go out to the families of Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by al-Qa'ida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an al-Qa'ida hostage since 2012," read a White House press statement. "Analysis of all available information has led the Intelligence Community to judge with high confid
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Ex-Cop: "Dear Black People: 'Stop Running From The Police'" posted 04/23/2015, 4:29 PM (Frost Illustrated)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, this can be corrected later at a safer time.

Too many unarmed African American men are losing their lives to white police officers, and most of the time justice is not being served. But even if justice is served, a valuable life has already been lost.

I served as a state po
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CO Legislation that Fines Cops $15,000 for Interfering with Citizens who Film Them, Passes House posted 04/23/2015, 4:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Denver, CO — A recently proposed bill in Colorado imposing legal penalties on police officers who interfere with citizens filming them could soon become law. The state’s House Of Representatives passed the bill this week, and it will now move on to vote in the Senate.

If it becomes law, the bill would reportedly require police officers to have someone’s consent or a warrant to physically take or destroy a persons camera or footage. If an officer violates this law, the victim would
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Report Blasts Oakland Police Over Discipline posted 04/23/2015, 4:29 PM (SFBay)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Oakland police officers who are fired for misconduct are reinstated at arbitration hearings 75 percent of the time because department officials and the city attorney’s office do a poor job of handling the cases, a report says.

San Francisco attorney Ed Swanson compiled the report at the request of U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson, who is supervising the Oakland Police Department’s slow progress in complying with a police misconduct lawsuit settlement in 2003 that requir
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Wednesday April 22nd, 2015

No Immunity For Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed & Left Man Handcuffed In Street To Be Hit By Car posted 04/22/2015, 2:30 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CINCINNATI (CN) - Immunity does not shield a police officer after the man he pepper-sprayed and left handcuffed in an open lane of traffic was hit by a car and left brain damaged, the 6th Circuit ruled.

The April 16 decision affirms the finding of lower court that Jeffrey Kamerer, a police officer in Wells Township, Ohio, did not have reasonable suspicion to search and arrest two men sitting on a guardrail on Christmas night 2011.

Jimmy Coil - whose esta
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Man Viciously Beaten On Video After Horseback Chase Receives $650,000 Settlement posted 04/22/2015, 2:30 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man who was chased through the desert on horseback by cops and then violently beaten to a pulp has received a quick $650,000 settlement from Southern Californian authorities.

30-year-old Francis Jared Pusok was frantically attempting to flee pursuing cops on horseback through the Deep Creek area of Apple Valley on April 9th, as a news chopper rec
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US Supreme Court Limits Drug Dog Use In Traffic Stops posted 04/22/2015, 2:29 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police may not drag out a traffic stop just to give a drug dog extra time to sniff a vehicle. Tuesday's US Supreme Court decision rolled back lower court precedents that have afforded law enforcement greater flexibility in performing warrantless searches. Here, some of the court's most liberal justices joined with conservatives in tightening the rules.

"We hold that a police stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter for which the stop was made violates the Constitution's
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TX Bill Passes To Require Cop Canine Training posted 04/22/2015, 2:29 PM (NewsChannel 10)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In recent years, there have been stories of shootings by police officers in Texas and across the country.

A House Bill 593 has the potential to keep that from happening to your pet and it's already moving through Texas legislature.

House members gave preliminary approval to the bill that would make it mandatory for Texas officers to go through canine encounter training.

This comes after a young Fort Worth officer fatally shot a border collie last y
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'Driving While Black' on Mill Avenue? Tempe Cops Deny Man's Right to Record Traffic Stop posted 04/22/2015, 2:28 PM (Phoenix New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


This is actually two videos of the same stop taken by Anderson Jean-Louis, with a pause between the two.

To judge from a recent video of an encounter with a black motorist, it looks like some Tempe cops could use a refresher course in the First Amendment.

The video was shot by 29-ye
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9-1-1 Call After Son was Kidnapped Gets Mother Assaulted by Cops, Facebook Finds Son, Not Police posted 04/22/2015, 2:28 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Fairfield, CA — The Guzman family found out the hard way about how futile their call was to 9-1-1 about their recently kidnapped son.

Monday morning, the family was loading up their car for a trip to Napa. A sleeping 8-year-old Broc Guzman was put in the back seat of the car while they continued to grab things from the inside. When the family came back outside with the rest of their things, the car, and Broc were gone.

Hysterical after realizing what happened, Suzan
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Alabama Police Officer Who Slammed Indian Grandfather To Ground Enters Not Guilty Plea In Federal Court posted 04/22/2015, 2:28 PM (AL.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Madison police officer pleaded not guilty in federal court today to charges stemming from his encounter with an Indian grandfather who suffered serious injury after being slammed face-first to the ground.

Eric Parker, 26, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Harwell Davis along with his attorney Robert Tuten. Tuten told the court Parker was pleading not guilty to the charge.

Davis ordered a $5,000 bond for Parker, who was quickly processed and left the federal c
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Judge Acquits Chicago Cop In Fatal Off-Duty Shooting, Sparking Anger posted 04/22/2015, 2:28 PM (Chicago Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a stunning, abrupt end to the first trial in years of a Chicago police officer for a fatal off-duty shooting, a Cook County judge acquitted the veteran cop Monday on a legal fine point, drawing outrage from the black victim's family and leaders in the African-American community.

Judge Dennis Porter ruled that prosecutors failed to prove that Dante Servin acted recklessly, saying that Illinois courts have consistently held that anytime an individual points a gun at an intended v
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Tuesday April 21st, 2015

Video: Assault Rifle Wielding Cop Snatches & Smashes Woman's Phone For Filming posted 04/21/2015, 1:27 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video captured in a Los Angles suburb shows a woman being charged at and attacked by a cop, merely for filming him.

The footage, filmed in South Gate, California shows a woman filming a group of United States Marshals on a sidewalk using her cell phone.

"I have a right to be here, you need to stay away” the woman is heard telling the officers, presumably explainin
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Battlefield America: The War on the American People posted 04/21/2015, 1:27 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter

We have entered into a particularly dismal chapter in the American narrative, one that shifts us from a swashbuckling tale of adventure into a bone-chilling horror story.

As I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People
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Supreme Court: Cops Can't Hold Suspects To Wait For Drug-Sniffing Dog posted 04/21/2015, 1:43 PM (The Hill)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday that the Constitution forbids police from holding a suspect without probable cause, even for fewer than 10 extra minutes.

Writing on behalf of the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared that the constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure prevent police from extending an otherwise completed traffic stop to allow for a drug-sniffing dog to arrive.

“We hold that a police stop exceeding the time needed
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State Lets Police Take Teenagers Away From Parents If They Are Left Home Alone posted 04/21/2015, 1:27 PM (Counter Current News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A new Illinois law is threatening parents who leave their children home alone if they are 13-years-old or younger. The new Illinois law states that parents who leave 13-year-olds home are guilty of neglect, and subject to arrest, as well as their children being taken away by police.

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Police Cadet Quits Academy, Reports Cops After Witnessing Homeless Man Being Beaten By Officers posted 04/21/2015, 1:27 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Albuquerque, NM– District Attorney Kari Brandenburg has provided new details in the case of two Albuquerque police officers who are under investigation for brutality after allegedly beating a homeless man on March 20.  According to Brandenburg, the person who reported the assault was a police cadet who has since resigned.

Few details are known about what exactly transpired, and
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Cops Arrest Man for "Sagging Pants" Tase Him, Leave Him Face Down in Cell Until He Died posted 04/21/2015, 1:27 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
West Baton Rouge, LA — Ervin Leon Edwards, 38, died face down in a jail cell after a half-dozen officers held him down and tasered him, then left him for dead.

His crime? Police were questioning him about an argument with his girlfriend and then began harassing him over his “sagging pants,” according to the lawsuit. He was arrested moments later and brought to the West Baton Rouge jail.

As Edwards was being arrested, for seemingly no reason, he began to voice his di
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Woman Successfully Defends Herself from Armed Attacker Only to Be Shot When Police Arrive posted 04/21/2015, 1:27 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
South Huntsville, AL–  A woman was shot by police Sunday evening after her estranged husband, against whom who she had filed multiple protection orders, broke into her home and threatened her with a weapon.

Lisa Skinner, was at the house she shares with her mother on Sunday as Bradley Skinner, broke the glass on a back door and entered the home carrying a pistol and a large knife. The frightened woman asked her mother to go to a neighbor’s to call the police for help, and her moth
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Detroit-Area Officer Charged With Assault In Taped Beating posted 04/21/2015, 1:26 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area police officer who hauled a man out of his car and repeatedly punched him in the head was charged Monday with assault stemming from the January traffic stop, which wasn't publicly known until a video was broadcast in March.

"The job of a peace officer can be dangerous," Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said. "But we cannot tolerate those who abuse
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Cop Found Not Guilty for Killing Woman After Confusing Phone for Gun posted 04/21/2015, 1:26 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An off-duty Chicago cop who claimed he was in fear for his life when a man pointed a cell phone at him, prompting him to open fire, striking a woman in the back of the head, was found not guilty of manslaughter charges today.

And his lawyer didn’t even have to present a defense.

Instead, Judge Dennis Porter threw out the charges today after prosecutors presented their case, stating that they did not present enough evidence that Dante Servin acted recklessly.
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Expert: Cop Wrong To Fire Final Shots In 2 Suspects' Killing posted 04/21/2015, 1:26 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer put his and other officers' lives in danger when he got on top of a police cruiser then the hood of a car and fired into its windshield during the fatal shooting of two suspects after a high-speed chase, a use-of-force expert witness testified Monday.

The expert said patrolman Michael Brelo, 31, put himself at risk of being shot by the suspects or by police gunfire and possibly created more danger to those who would have come to his resc
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Teen Falsely Accused Of Bashing Cops Fights Back In Court posted 04/21/2015, 1:25 PM (Brooklyn Daily)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Sunset Park teen who was beaten by police and then falsely accused of being the aggressor is suing the city and several police officers.

Cops roughed up and arrested 17-year-old Enrique Del Rosario and accused him of attacking an officer during a June 2014 street festival, but prosecutors dropped the charges after police admitted their witness’s testimony was bogus.

The teen is suing the city for compensation, as well as four named officers and five unnamed office
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Monday April 20th, 2015

Judge Lets Cop Off Easy In Brutality Conviction, Now He's Killed His Girlfriend & Himself In Murder-Suicide posted 04/20/2015, 3:38 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey showed Des Moines police officer Mersed Dautovic extraordinary leniency when he sentenced him to only serve 20 months in prison after he was convicted of using excessive force for breaking a man's skull during a routine traffic stop.

The sentence was so outrageously disproportionate to the crime one year ago a panel of three judges deman
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Man Dies After Cops Break His Neck, Sever His Spine, Bruise His Brain, Snap His Leg, And Crush His Larynx posted 04/20/2015, 1:52 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A man who was viciously attacked last week by Baltimore cops, seemingly for no reason other than being in a ‘high crime area’, has lost his struggle for life in hospital.

Freddie Gray, only 25-years-old, has become the latest victim in the epidemic of police murders of American citizens.
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Missouri Police Officers Resign After Black Female Mayor Is Elected posted 04/20/2015, 1:52 PM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Five of the six cops in a tiny Missouri city quit after voters elected their first black female mayor.

Two full-time and three part-time officers in Parma resigned shortly before Tyus Byrd was sworn in on Tuesday, KFVS reported.

Outgoing Mayor Randall Ramsey told the station the cops gave no notice and were joined by the city attorney, clerk and water treatment supervisor.

They cited “safety concerns” in their resignation letters, according to Ramsey
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"...the resignation letters cannot be found... the computers were cleared."


Video: Armed National Guard Troops Conduct Exercise Near Children's Playground posted 04/20/2015, 1:52 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Video footage sent to Infowars by a listener in Staunton, Virginia shows armed National Guard troops carrying out maneuvers near a public playground yesterday morning.

“This was a Sunday morning exercise. They appeared to be heading to carry out PT (physical training) at some other location,” the man who shot the video tells us. “This was in a city park and people were walking,
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Mother Dies In Jail After Officers Ignore Her Cries For Help, No One Told The Family She Died posted 04/20/2015, 1:52 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami Lakes, FL — The family of 23-year old Nairobis Alvarez Cruz faced their worst nightmare this Thursday when they arrived at a South Florida courthouse to find out 23-year old Cruz had died while being held in jail.

Although the jail is required to immediately notify the family of the death of anyone in their custody, that did not happen. Upon arriving at the courthouse, Cruz’s parents received a call from an inmate informing them that their daughter died Wednesday.
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Swarm of Philly Cops Beat Down Public Defender and Client Just Outside the Courtroom posted 04/20/2015, 1:52 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philadelphia, PA — A public defender was hospitalized, and a client represented by her firm left with more charges after a takedown just outside Criminal Justice Center courtroom.

Anthony C. Jones, 22 is now facing several more charges after the incident that took place earlier this month. Paula Sen, a public defender working for the firm representing Jones, was punched in the face during the struggle.

Those who witnessed the incident were left shocked.
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Is This Justice? Charging an Eighth Grader with a Felony for 'Hacking' posted 04/20/2015, 1:52 PM (EFF.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A 14-year-old eighth grader in Florida, Domanik Green, has been charged with a felony for "hacking" his teacher's computer. The "hacking" in this instance was using a widely known password to change the desktop background of his teacher's computer with an image of two men kissing. The outrage of being charged with a felony for what essentially amounts to a misguided pra... (more)


Mother Reports 9-Year-Old Missing, Police Say He Was Arrested posted 04/20/2015, 1:52 PM (FOX 32 News Chicago)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FOX 2 News (WJBK) -- A Detroit mother calls police, panicked when her 9-year-old son doesn't return home.

It turns out he wasn't exactly missing, he was actually under arrest accused of committing a home invasion.

Stephanie Horton was in a state of panic Wednesday night when her 9 -year-old son Kamian Strawder was missing. The third-grader had been expelled from Palmer Park Prep earlier in the week and he had nowhere to be but at their Detroit home on Appoline.... (more)


Prosecutor Drops Case Against Kansas City Police Officer Jacob Ramsey For Shooting posted 04/20/2015, 1:51 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17 (Reuters) - A Missouri prosecutor on Friday dismissed charges against a Kansas City police officer indicted in February by a grand jury for the non-fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man last summer.

The dismissal comes amid heightened attention to police shootings after a murder charge against a North Charleston, South Carolina police officer and the decision by a grand jury last November not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri officer who fatally shot an unarm
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Exonerated Death Row Inmate Meets The Former Prosecutor Who Put Him There posted 04/20/2015, 1:50 PM (ABC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When Glenn Ford walked out of prison for the first time in 30 years, he had a state-issued debit card for $20. His prison account had $0.24. Everything he owned fit into two cardboard boxes.

Until he was freed last March, Ford, now 65, had been one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the United States.

He was convicted in 1984, but then exonerated of first-degree murder after a new informant came forward and cleared him of the crime.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Kentucky Deputy Who Hopped on Hood of Car to Shoot and Kill Teen posted 04/20/2015, 1:50 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The family of a Kentucky teenager who was shot and killed by a deputy last year after he hopped on the hood of her car, claiming she had been trying to run him over, filed a federal civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit last week, five months after a grand jury cleared the deputy of any wrongdoing.

On April, 26 2014, Samantha Ramsey, 19 was shot and killed by Boone County Deputy Tyler Brockman, while attempting to leave a field party in the northern Kentucky county.
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Sunday April 19th, 2015

Protecting The Vicious, Punishing The Virtuous: Marijuana Prohibition And Idaho's Prison-Industrial Complex posted 04/19/2015, 2:45 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Pictured: From gubernatorial protege to prison commissar: Protected felon Josh Tewalt.

Josh Tewalt has a drug problem that led to several arrests. Like many others afflicted with that weakness, Tewalt eventually wound up in prison. Unlike most of them, however, he landed on the right side of the bars in the very lucrative position of Deputy Chief of Corrections for the State of Idaho.
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Cops Charge Man With 'Destruction Of Police Property' For Bleeding On Their Uniforms After They Beat Him posted 04/19/2015, 2:21 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ST. LOUIS (CN) – A black man who claims he was charged with destruction of police property for bleeding on Ferguson police officers’ uniforms during a brutal jailhouse assault asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive his case.

It will be five years this summer since Henry Davis sued Ferguson and police officers Michael White, John Beaird and Kim Tihen, claiming that the officers used excessive force by attacking him in his jail cell and that Beaird then falsified affidavit
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Insane Video: Cops go to Wrong House to Make Arrest, Let Dog Out, Shoot at Dog in Crowded Area posted 04/19/2015, 2:21 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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Brooklyn, NY — Several officers attempting to make an arrest at the wrong house quickly turned their incompetence into a deadly situation.

As police were trying to force their way into the wrong home, they irresponsibly let the home owner’s dog loose.

When the dog ran out, he was naturally in an excited state. The dog jumped on a frightened lieutenant but didn’t cause any harm. Then one NYPD officer, with absolutely no regard for his surroundings pulled out his serv
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Cop Who Shot and Killed 7-Year-Old Girl While Filming a Reality Show is a Police Officer Again posted 04/19/2015, 2:21 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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Detroit, MI– Officer Joseph Weekley had not been on the force since 2010 when he shot a sleeping child in the head during a botched raid executed on the wrong home.

The raid was being filmed for an episode of The First 48, and many believe the excessive tactics used were employed simply to create drama and excitement for the camera. Unfortunately, a beautiful little girl, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, lost her life because of his reckless and violent actions.
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Judge: FBI's Ruse to Catch Poker Champ in Vegas Hotel Room Went Too Far posted 04/19/2015, 2:20 PM (NBC News)
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A federal judge in Las Vegas has ruled that FBI agents went too far when they shut off Internet service to a Las Vegas hotel room last summer, then posed as repairmen so they could get a peek into the room without a search warrant.

FBI agents cut off Internet service to the room at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas where world champion poker player, Paul Phua
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Friday April 17th, 2015

Massachussetts Cop Admits that Police Don't Really Care About Public Safety posted 04/17/2015, 12:06 PM (The Free Thought Project)
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Boston, MA — A cyclist in Boston filmed an interaction that confirms what many people already know. The duty of the police is not to protect society, but to enforce the law.

In fact, there is an oft-cited DC Court of Appeals case that legally set this precedent; cops do not protect citizens.

Warren v. District of Columbia held that police do not owe a specific
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Want to Record The Cops? Know Your Rights posted 04/17/2015, 12:05 PM (EFF.org)
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There are some very disturbing videos circulating the Internet right now, depicting the deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of trained, armed men. Many of these videos even show individuals being shot in the back, or as they try to flee.

These are videos of police officers in America killing unarmed black men like Oscar Grant and Eric Garner. And, as the most recent case shows, without these recordings, much of America might not have any idea exactly how much of a pro
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