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Friday October 10th, 2014
"It Breaks My Heart": How A SWAT Team Upended My Baby's Life — And Got Away With It posted 10/10/2014, 11:07 PM (Salon)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
My son will be 2 years old next week. He’s recovering from a total of eight surgeries, one of which was to reattach his nose to his face.

For those who don’t know, it’s been over five months since the night a SWAT team broke into the house in which we were staying. It was the middle of the night, and even though our minivan with car seats inside was parked in the driveway and our children’s toys were in the yard, the SWAT officers claimed they had no way of knowing there were kids
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Detroit Cop Found Wearing Murder Victim's Expensive Watch posted 10/10/2014, 11:04 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Detroit News:
A Detroit police homicide sergeant has been suspended after department officials found him wearing a murder victim's expensive watch.

Sgt. Alex Vinson was the officer in charge of a case several months ago involving an unknown murder victim who was found wearing an expensive, German-made watch, Detroit Police Chief James Cr
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Conn. Trooper Gets 5 Years For Stealing Jewelry Off Dying Crash Victim posted 10/10/2014, 11:04 PM (WTNH)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Former State Trooper Aaron Huntsman is sentenced to five years behind bars with one year mandatory after he stole a gold chain, crucifix, and nearly $4,000 from a dying man.

Back in September 2012, Huntsman responded to a motorcycle wreck on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County. While EMT’s tried to save John Scalesse’s, 45, life they gave Huntsman the cross and chain for safekeeping.

Then, prosecutors said his own dashboard camera caugh
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Thursday October 9th, 2014

City Seeks to Destroy Little Girl's Playset in Her Own Backyard posted 10/09/2014, 8:57 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Fellow libertarians, we may be observing peak bureaucratic cruelty in Santa Fe Springs, California. City officials told Jessica Torres and Felix Miranda to destroy their backyard playset--a gift to their handicapped 10-year-old daughter from the Make-A-Wish-Foundation--because it is a "public nuisance," according to CBSLA.com.

Young Tiffany suffers from seizures and can't play at the public park, so the Make-A-Wish-Foundation gifted her a personal playground. It sits in her b
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 10/09/2014, 8:56 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A suburban St. Louis cop spoils his department's first day in operation, a Minnesota jail guard gets charged with slinging meth, and Denver cops have to pay out big time for a bad drug raid. Let's get to it:

In New Flordell Hills, Missouri, a New Flordell Hills police officer was arrested last Wednesd
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"Bathroom Cops" Arresting Men in Public Bathrooms After "Shaking Off" When Done Urinating posted 10/09/2014, 8:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A string of recent complaints filed by alleged victims of wrongful arrest are bringing question to NYPD practices of arresting men in public restrooms. There are currently undercover cops posted up in public restrooms across New York City, waiting to catch sexual predators in the act.... (more)


Police Try To Unlawfully Detain Man, Lawyer Living In The Neighborhood Sets The Police Straight posted 10/09/2014, 3:22 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From the Washington Post via r/BCND:
If the police were on your front lawn, questioning someone you know about a c... (more)


Wednesday October 8th, 2014

Cops Pepperspray Teen In His Own Home After Mistaking Him For Burglar posted 10/08/2014, 5:20 PM (ABC 11)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WTVD) - The parents of a Wake County high school student are outraged that police pepper-sprayed him inside their home after a neighbor mistook him for an intruder.

It happened Monday afternoon on England Avenue in Fuquay-Varina.

Ricky and Stacy Tyler have fostered 18-year-old DeShawn Currie for about a year. The Tylers, their three young children and DeShawn moved to Fuquay-Varina in July. They said while they're still getting to know their nei
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NYPD Officer Knocks Out Teen for Smoking Cigarette posted 10/08/2014, 5:20 PM (New York Magazine)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Another day, another video of police brutality.

The family of 17-year-old Marcel Hamer has released a cell-phone clip of a plainclothes New York City police officer hitting the teen while he lies in the gutter pleading one afternoon over the summer. Lawyers for Hamer say their client was suspected of smoking marijuana, but was ultimately just charged with disorderly conduct. “Mis
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Texas Cop Pepper Sprays and Arrests Man for Video Recording posted 10/08/2014, 5:20 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


With the casualness of a certain university cop whose image went viral during the Occupy protests, a Texas cop pepper sprayed a man video recording from outside his home before moving in to arrest him.

Not much
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Florida Police Conduct Illegal Search of Photographer's Car, DHS Agent Reaches for Gun posted 10/08/2014, 5:19 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In response to a man photographing a prison from a public sidewalk, Hamilton County police officers conducted an illegal search of the photographer’s car and illegally ran his information through the Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID).

It was none other than PINAC investigative reporter Jeff Gray.
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Vermont Man Sentenced To 21 Days Spends 7 Months In Solitary Confinement After Parole Violation posted 10/08/2014, 5:19 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SPRINGVILLE, VT — A mentally impaired man was sentenced to 21 days after an alleged parole violation, but then spent 7 months locked in near-solitary confinement without treatment for his deteriorating mental health.

A federal lawsuit alleges that the man — named only as “Patient A” from St. Johnsbury — was left segregated for up to 22 hours per day, even weeks after state corrections and mental health officials determined he was a candidate for an emergency bed at an inpatient ps
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Santa Ana City Council Meeting Canceled Over "F the Police" Hat posted 10/08/2014, 5:19 PM (OC Weekly)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A scheduled SanTana City Council meeting tonight got canceled almost as soon as it started--all over a hat that proclaimed "F*ck the Police."

A man who only identified himself as "Bijan" sat down inside the council chambers wearing the Starter-style snapback cap, embroidered with the slogan in the same font on NWA Raiders hats that they used for publicity shots. "We noticed Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas, the Mayor and City Manager looking at us," says Angel Juarez, a member
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Inmate Reports Threats By Guard, Turns Up Dead posted 10/08/2014, 5:18 PM (The Miami Herald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Latandra Ellington had weathered some of Lowell Correctional Institution’s harshest and most primitive realities, and was just seven months shy of freedom — and being reunited with her four young children.

But on Sept. 21, Ellington wrote a chilling letter to her aunt telling her she feared she wouldn’t make it out alive. One of the officers at the prison — she identified him as “Sgt. Q” — had threatened to beat and kill her, she wrote.

“He was gone [sic] beat me to
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Guantanamo Use Of Olive Oil In Force Feedings 'Astonishing', Doctor Tells Court posted 10/08/2014, 5:16 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The methods used by the US military to feed inmates in Guantánamo Bay against their will presents a long-term risk to their health, a federal court heard on Tuesday.

Steven Miles, a doctor and professor of medical ethics at the University of Minnesota, told a courtroom that lubricating the feeding tubes at Guantánamo, used on hunger-striking detainees, can cause a form of chronic inflammatory pneumonia, and questioned whether the force feeding was medically necessary.

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Tuesday October 7th, 2014

No Criminal Charges for the Baby-Burning Stormtroopers of Habersham County posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Habersham County, Georgia, it is not a crime to mutilate children in midnight raids, assuming that the assailants are privileged purveyors of state-sanctioned violence.

Following a six-day investigation, a Habersham County Grand Jury has declined to indict the law enfo
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DEA Impersonated Woman, Set Up Fake Facebook Page, Posted Photos From Her Seized Phone To Make It Look Real posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chris Hamby, over at Buzzfeed, has an incredible and crazy story about the DEA impersonating a woman, creating a fake Facebook profile without her knowledge or permission, and posting photos from her seized cell phone, all in order to try to get information from others. Even more crazy: a court has said this behavior is fine. The specifics involve ... (more)


Welcome to Police State USA: Family Traveling With Children Terrorized By Cops in Horrific Stop posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A family from Hammond, Illinois was recently on their way to Stroger Hospital in Chicago, to visit a dying relative when they were attacked by police at a traffic stop.

Lisa Mahone was on the way to the hospital to visit her dying mother, her boyfriend Jamal Jones, and her two children were also in the car at the time.

The entire family was on their way to say their final goodbyes when they were pulled over by police because the Lisa was not wearing a seat belt.
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Cops Dump A Murder Victim's Ashes Alleging They Were Drugs posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In September of this year, a man named Donald Hoffman gruesomely murdered and robbed four men aged 55 to 67 over an eight day period in Bocyrus, Ohio.  The killing spree was one of the most violent and heinous crimes the small town had ever seen.

Family members of the victims have stated that Hoffman had been seeking money for drugs, and when the me
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NYPD Officers Swing on 16-Year-Old With His Hands Raised, Then Hit Him in the Face With a Gun posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (DNA Info)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BROOKLYN — Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and using a gun to bash a 16-year-old suspect in the face despite the teen raising his hands to surrender, according to a video obtained by DNAinfo New York.

The surveillance footage obtained exclusively by “On The Inside" shows the two officers catch up to marijuana suspect Kahreem Tribble after a brief chase in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

As the teen stops running, one officer throws a punch at h
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Supreme Court Investigates Police K-9 Sniffs posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Motoring issues are on the US Supreme Court;s agenda this term. On Monday, the justices heard oral arguments in Heien v. North Carolina, weighing the question of whether a traffic stop is invalid if the cop gets the law wrong. Last Thursday, the court also announced it would take up the issue of drug dog sniffs during traffic stops.

In January, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a four-page decision find
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Monday October 6th, 2014

Judge Says Steal Elderly Car Crash Victim's Home Over Single Missed Property Tax Payment posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


County officials are free to steal an elderly car crash victim's home for missing a single property tax payment back in 2011, a Kalamazoo county judge has decreed.

Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Gary Giguere, Jr. said the state can steal h
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TSA Desecrates Woman's Ashen Remains During Warrantless Urn Search posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CLEVELAND, OH — A man is suing the Transportation Security Administration because he says that TSA agents opened up a sealed urn and spilled his mother’s ashen remains into his suitcase.

On Friday, October 5, 2012, Mr. Shannon Thomas made a scheduled airline trip from Cleveland to Puerto Rico, with an intermediate stop in Washington, D.C.  The Ohio man was making the trip to fulfill his deceased mother’s wishes of spreading her cremated ashes into the Caribbean Sea.

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Documents Released In Silk Road Case Add More Evidence To The 'Parallel Construction' Theory posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ever since the government first declared it had located the Silk Road server linked to Dread Pirate Roberts (Ross Ulbricht) thanks to a leaky CAPTCHA, there have been questions about the plausibility of this explanation. Ulbricht's attorneys suggested it wasn't the FBI, but rather the NSA, who tracked the Silk ... (more)


"'Comply Or Die' Is Not The Law" posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In 1975, as the elected sheriff of Utah’s Davis County, William “Dub” Lawrence helped organize one of the state’s first SWAT teams. On September 22, 2008, his son-in-law, Brian Wood, was killed by that SWAT team outside his home following a 12-hour standoff.

After suffering a breakdown of some kind, Wood called 911 to report (falsely) that he had beaten and raped his wife. SWAT operator
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After This Cop Got Schooled at DUI Checkpoint and the Video Went on Youtube, He Retaliated posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Napa, Calif. – On August 22, Johnathan Travis Moore, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Napa, California, according to the Napa Valley Register. Passenger Ryan Tregaskis was filming on his cellphone as the stop took place.

While courts across the nation have upheld citizens right to record police in the
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Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized “Cop Watch” Groups Across the US posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (Truth-Out)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When communities attempt to police the police, they often get, well... policed.

In several states, organized groups that use police scanners and knowledge of checkpoints to collectively monitor police activities by legally and peacefully filming cops on duty have said they've experienced retaliation, including unjustified detainment and arrests as well as police intimidation.
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Georgia Homeowner Killed in Fruitless Drug Raid posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Georgia SWAT team shot and killed an armed homeowner during a September 24 drug raid sparked by the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property the previous day. No drugs were found. David Hooks, 59, becomes the 34th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WMAZ TV 13, Laurens County sheriff’s deputies with the drug task force and spe
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Are Police More Damned Trouble Than They're Worth? posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Modern police forces have become little more than a new set of predators from which the public needs protection.... (more)


John Oliver Covers Police Stealing Your Stuff Through Forfeiture posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It's a shady process called "civil asset forfeiture," and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order. See?


Baltimore Police Chief Calling for Federal Investigation into Officers After Latest Video Shows Contradictions posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Oh, Baltimore.

Last week saw another “use-of-force” arrest caught on video, only a week after a previous video emerged, where the public debate over the very meaning of that phrase continues in its muddled rage.

This time, it was one unarmed man against five officers, all of whom have since
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Chicago Cop Oversees Torture Of 118 Black Men & Does Less Than Four Years In Jail posted 10/06/2014, 4:04 PM (New Pittsburgh Courier)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jon Burge is a 66-year-old ex-police commander who is said to have overseen the torture of 118 Black men who were in Chicago police custody over 30 years ago.

He walked out of federal prison a free man after serving only three and a half years in a minimum security prison. Burge was granted early release into a halfway house in Tampa, Florida. And that’s not even the worst part!

Burge gets to start his life over with a $4,000-a month police pension that he gets to k
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DHS Raids Investigative Journalist; Seizes Confidential List of Whistleblowers posted 10/06/2014, 4:04 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MARYLAND — Federal agents staged a pre-dawn raid on the home of an award-winning investigative journalist, and walked away with hundreds of documents — including a top-secret list of government whistleblowers.... (more)


Saturday October 4th, 2014

The Drug War's Medical Quislings posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When police dragged Felix Booker, naked and shackled, into the emergency room at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, they knew Dr. Michael LaPaglia would set aside his Hippocratic obligation to the patient and act as an agent of the State.

On at least two previous occasions, LaPaglia had p
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This Traffic Stop Video Epitomizes Everything that is Wrong With Police Today posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sandusky, OH — A mother and father were on their way home with their 2 week old baby when they were stopped by Sandusky police officers.

Andre Stockett, the father and the passenger in the vehicle, and the man who took the video, has a good understanding of his rights when dealing with police.

Despite the police pulling over the vehicle, for an alleged “traffic violation,” they do nothing to the driver. Her license is run and it comes back valid so they have nothing
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Cops Kill Georgia Grandpa in No-Knock Raid Triggered by Burglary Suspect's Tip posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When Teresa Hooks looked outside the craft room window of her Georgia home one night last week, she saw hooded figures wearing camouflage standing outside.

The East Dublin woman woke up her husband, David Hooks, who grabbed his shotgun, believing burglars who had recently targeted the couple had come back again, reported WMAZ-TV.

The sheriff's deputie
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Oops! Cops Raid Georgia Man's Home After Mistaking Okra For Weed posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Georgia man was awoken Wednesday morning to find a police helicopter hovering overhead and sheriff's deputies at the door to search his property for drugs.

“They were strapped to the gills," said Dwayne Perry, describing the heavily armed officers.

Agents from the Governor’s Task Force for drug suppression flying overhead spotted what they believed to be marijuana growing in the yard of Perry's home in Cartersville, reported WSB-TV.

But the p
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California Cop Obtains Search Warrants Against Men Who Recorded DUI Checkpoint posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A California cop obtained warrants to search the phones and computers of two men who drove through a DUI checkpoint in August with a camera, refusing to provide identifications before being allowed to leave.... (more)


Police Board School Bus To Seize Toy Gun From 6 Year Old posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in Springfield Township, Ohio boarded a school bus to remove a 6-year-old and his toy gun. The bus driver called police because he was playing with it on the bus.

The toy was a western style cap gun without any caps in it, and according to the bus driver, the 6-year-old first grader threatened to shoot another student with the fake weapon.

The bus driver then stopped the bus and took the toy gun from the child.  Next, the driver called the police, and did not
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Another Police Chief Says Phone Encryption Is A Pedophile's Best Friend posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More law enforcement officials are coming forward to express their dismay at Apple's and Google's decision to encrypt cellphones by default. And the hysteria seems to be getting worse. As was recently covered, FBI director James Comey stated that no one was above the law, while failing to realize there's actually n... (more)


Town Makes It A Jailable Offense For Allowing Dog To Bark posted 10/04/2014, 7:20 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
UNION, NY — A central New York town has instituted jail time as a penalty for a wide variety of menial violations of the town’s extensive pet control laws.

With a population of 56,000, the Town of Union now stands out as having among the most draconian laws in the country for pet owners. Among the laundry list of pet “offenses” is a prohibition on barking.

Pet owners could face up to fifteen (15) days in jail or $250.00 fines for any of the following offenses — a
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Trooper Accidentally Shot in Training Exercise posted 10/04/2014, 7:19 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Pennsylvania state trooper killed Tuesday during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged, Capt. James Raykovitz announced Wednesday afternoon.... (more)


Thursday October 2nd, 2014

Iowa Troopers Rob Poker Players Of $100,020 Through Forfeiture posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Iowa road pirates stole $100,020 from two California poker players who were passing through the state with their gambling winnings.

After pulling the pair over because police we're searching for a suspicious "red car," the troopers conducted a routine traffic stop and told the pair they were "free to go."
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Off-Duty Reserve Deputy Pulls Over Driver For Flipping Him Off, Charges Him With Speeding For The Hell Of It posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Former Baxter County Arkansas Sheriff Benny Magness cuts off a driver then pulls him over when the driver flips him off. First he says he was speeding, then admits he didn't have a radar detector.


Tallahassee Cop Suspended After Caught on Video Tasering 62-year-old Woman in Back posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Tallahassee cop was caught on cell phone video tasering a 62-year-old woman in the back as she walked away from him --exactly what he had ordered her to do -- causing her to fall face first onto the street as several shocked witnesses looked on.

The incident, which took place after 5 p.m. Tuesday, led to Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo calling a press conference at 3:15
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Florida police chief gets caught with online pills, a North Carolina jail guard gets caught peddling pills, a former Pennsylvania cop heads to the slammer for cooking meth, and a Seattle-area former deputy gets even more prison time for lying during sentencing. Let's get to it:

In Atlantic Beach, Florida, the former police chief was arrested Tuesday on numerous drug charges just a week after he resigned in the middle of a state investigation. Former Chief Michael Classey wen
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NYC Cops Accidentally Shoot And Kill Man They Were Trying To Save From Knife Attack posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police accidentally shot and killed a Brooklyn man they were trying to save from a knife-wielding assailant.

An autopsy shows 51-year-old Rafael Laureano died Monday night from a single gunshot wound to the back, according the a spokeswoman for the medical examiner.
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Police force in the 'most corrupt city in America' is disbanded after speed trap scam that made up half of city's revenue was exposed posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The city that once covered half of its $1million budget with speeding ticket fines and other 'police revenue' is disbanding its department.

The Waldo City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to dissolve the police force after both the police chief and his replacement were suspended over allegations that included ticket quotas.
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Cop accused of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia to inherit her $2.7 million estate posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (Sea Coast Online)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PORTSMOUTH — A police officer accused of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia to inherit her $2.7 million estate is scheduled to be deposed Oct. 27 by multiple lawyers on both sides of the debate.... (more)


Wednesday October 1st, 2014

Accused of Stealing a Backpack, High School Student Jailed for Nearly Three Years Without Trial posted 10/01/2014, 10:30 PM (DemocracyNow)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


We look at the incredible story of how a 16-year-old high school sophomore from the Bronx ended up spending nearly three years locked up at the Rikers jail in New York City after he says he was falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Kalief Browder never pleaded guilty and was never convicted. Browder mainta
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Body Cam Shows Cop Shoot Unarmed Teen Walking Away, DA Rules It "Justified" posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New body cam footage released shows Dillion Taylor’s execution the moment he appears to be complying with officers orders to put his hands up, the District Attorney has ruled the shooting “justified”.
The family is “upset with my decision since they think that since he didn't have a weapon, he shouldn't have been shot.” County Attorney Sim Gill stated.
Just two days after the tragic killing of Michael Brown, which sparked global outrage and protest, another unarmed
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Great-Grandfather Shot to Death By Cop While Parked In His Own Driveway posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
68-year-old great-grandfather, Ernest Satterwhite, of South Carolina was shot and killed by police in his driveway, because he allegedly ignored police who were attempting to pull him over.

This incident occurred back in February, but did not come to light until last week when North Augusta Police Officer Justin Craven was indicted on misdemeanor charges of “misconduct in office”.
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Disgraced Sheriff Accused of Frame-Up Job posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
(CN) - A North Carolina sheriff now serving 15-year federal sentence for extortion and corruption, threatened a 16-year-old with life behind bars if he did not give the false testimony that sent an innocent man to prison for murder, a federal lawsuit claims.

Bobby Lee Medford was convicted in May 2008 of charges that he pocketed at least $300,000 in bribes while controlling a multimillion-dollar gambling empire in the state.

Medford, who had been sher
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Once Upon a Time, Patrick Buchanan was Michael Brown, Sort Of posted 10/01/2014, 1:16 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The officer who wrote the traffic citation probably didn't expect the recipient -- a tall, athletic college-age male -- to respond by punching him in the face. The same was probably true of the second officer who arrived to assist. They managed to subdue the suspect and take him to jail without drawing their guns.

Although the pugnacious young man -- who had been raised by a father who taught him how to fight — survived the encounter, there were consequences. No, he wasn't sent to
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US Loosens Standards on Killing Civilians posted 10/01/2014, 1:18 PM (Antiwar)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Obama Administration’s previous promises not to launch drone strikes unless there is a “near certainty” that the strike won’t kill any civilians, much publicized in the lead up to the new ISIS war, doesn’t apply to US strikes in Iraq or Syria, according to Centcom.

The “near certainty” standard was meant to apply “only when w
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Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Man Assaulted, Arrested, Cellphone Illegally Confiscated after Filming a Car on Fire posted 09/30/2014, 2:35 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Bonney Lake, WA — A Bonney Lake man says he was assaulted, arrested and his cellphone stolen by police, because he was filming a fire in his neighborhood.

Silis Verdant like all of his other neighbors were curious about a car parked on their street that was on fire, so he began filming.
“I hopped out and I just started filming with my phone,” said Verdant.
According to KIRO 7, Verdant lives a few doors down and says he wanted to record the
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Government "Security" Dictated by Prank-Calling Sadist in Walmart Shooting posted 09/30/2014, 2:35 PM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The shooting death of John Crawford in an Ohio Walmart store well illustrates the difference between private security and monopoly government security which is the final judge of its own actions, and which enjoys essentially limitless access to cash via the taxpayer.

The basic facts are these: Crawford picked up a BB gun (which is not in any way a “firearm”).  The BB
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Police Bust College Student, 21, On Jogging While Intoxicated Charge posted 09/30/2014, 2:35 PM (The Smoking Gun)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A college student was arrested last night for jogging while intoxicated, Pennsylvania police report.... (more)


Monday September 29th, 2014

SC Trooper Groubert Told Supervisor Man He Shot 'Kept Coming Towards' Him, Contradicting Video posted 09/29/2014, 1:54 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Newly released video of the South Carolina trooper who shot a man for reaching into his car to grab his wallet shows the trooper was either delusional or lied to his supervisor about the altercation. 31-year-old Sean Groubert says in the extended video his victim, 35-year-old Levar Jones, "jumped out of [his] car" after being ordered by Groubert to "let him see his hands."

Then, upon seeing "something black in his hands" he claims he ran to the other side of his car, but Jones "k
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Cops Seize Car When Told To Get A Warrant, Tell Owner That's What He Gets For 'Exercising His Rights' posted 09/29/2014, 1:54 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Yeah, so you've read the headline. No criminal activity. No charges brought. And a cheap shot fired across the bow of the Fourth Amendment, not to mention Vermont's own Constitution.

But let's travel back further to set this up. Twenty-one-year-old Gregory Zullo was supposedly pulled over for having his license plate registration sticker (incidentally) covered by a small amount of snow
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