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Wednesday August 19th, 2015
Kentucky Trooper Suspended After Local Media Exposes His Overtime Scam posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Kentucky state trooper has been suspended from his department and reassigned following an investigation by a local news outlet into the officer collecting massive amounts of overtime for hours he never worked.

In September, local media outlet Wave3 reported on Trooper Mitch Harris, a 12-year-veteran of the force, who was captured on came
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Tuesday August 18th, 2015

Spanish Police Fine Woman For Posting Facebook Pic Of Cop Parked In Handicap Spot posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last week we posted a story where Spanish police used a new law to fine a man anywhere from €100 to €600 for calling them 'slackers' on Facebook, this week we find out they've fined a woman some €800 for posting a picture to Facebook of one of their cop cars parked in a handicap spot.
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Mississippi Supreme Court Busts Lying, Ticket Quota Cop posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Mississippi Highway Patrol officer who issued bogus traffic citations to meet his ticket quota was fired on Friday by the state supreme court. All nine justices agreed that the department was right to terminate Sammy William Ray and that the state Court of Appeals was wrong to intervene to give him his job back, with full back pay.

Ray was a six-year veteran trooper in 2009 when a routine audit revealed that he had been responsible for an unusually high number of voided traffic
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Road Piracy, False Flags, and the State's Crime Cartel posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Joe David, a former California Highway Patrol officer, has made a considerable fortune by teaching police officers who to steal under the color of “law” through his “Desert Snow” consulting firm. When he arrived in Meridian, Idaho for a two-day “asset forfeiture” seminar on August 10, he probably didn't expect to be greeted by protesters. It is to ... (more)


CPS Terrorize Couple With Series Of False Child-Abuse Accusations posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY — A young couple had their lives turned upside-down when a CPS worker decided to target them with a series of anonymous child-abuse accusations, each prompting a new investigation.

Corey Chaney, 25, and April Rodgers, 23, have come forward to expose their story after spending “every single dime” they had, even relocating their family, in order to escape the torrent of malicious attempts to separate them and put them into financial ruin.

It began wi
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61-Year-Old Man Violently Attacked by Police and Arrested for Singing a "Beach Boys" Song posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Allentown, PA — A 61-year-old Pennsylvania man, Jim Osche likes to go out into public and sing as a means of relieving stress. On Friday, however, Osche’s stress relief would be met with police brutality.

As Osche walked down the sidewalk in front of Shula’s Steakhouse in downtown Allentown, the restaurant guests seemed to be pleasantly receptive. Many of them pulled out their phones to record this cheerful man giving his rendition of Beach Boys, Barbara Ann. 

After
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This is What an Arrest for a Bicycle Helmet "Violation" Looks Like in a Police State posted 08/18/2015, 8:45 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles, CA — A video uploaded to Facebook last week shows the ridiculous nature of the American police state.

According to the video uploader, the police in the video below came to this house because they saw a teenager riding his bike with no hands and without a helmet. Not wanting to be kidnapped or killed, the teenager rode his bike home after he saw the police.

When police showed up, you’d think they were responding to a bank robbery or child kidnapping. Ho
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Update on the John Geer Case posted 08/18/2015, 8:44 AM (PoliceMisconduct.net)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Today, former Fairfax County, Virginia officer Adam Torres was indicted for second-degree murder for fatally shooting John Geer.

According to the statements of several other law enforcement officials at the scene, Geer was unarmed at the time of the shooting and had his hands up. Howeve
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Monday August 17th, 2015

Feds Claim They Shot Man To Avoid Being Run Down, Video Shows They're Liars posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Despite Homeland Security agents claiming they "feared for their lives" when drug suspect Michael Antonoff, 27, drove his car "directly" at them -- which they say forced them to shoot him "to avoid being struck" by his vehicle -- newly released video shows the federal agents aggressively positioned themselves closer to Antonoff's car in order to shoot him, and their story is a blatant lie.
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Newport Tennessee Teen Arrested For Calling Cops Pigs posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
William G. Reece, 19, was arrested near Newport, Tennessee on Friday August 14, 2015 after opening his door and yelling “PIGS!” at Newport and State Patrol officers who were just finishing up a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 131 near a business called Zoomers.
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Police Hit Organic Farm with Massive SWAT Raid for No Reason, Taxpayers to be Held Liable posted 08/17/2015, 7:57 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Arlington, TX — In an effort to protect the citizens of Texas, a massive military-style raid was conducted on the Garden of Eden organic farm and commune.

On August 2, 2013, nearly two dozen heavily armed SWAT officers stormed this peaceful farm in search of a plant. They found lots of plants, but much to their dismay, they did not find the plant they were looking for.

Countless tax dollars and months of  half-cocked planning went down the drain that day after it wa
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Police Union Smears Woman Who Posted Video of Police Beating on Facebook posted 08/17/2015, 7:50 AM (Miami New Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After video surfaced last night of a Miami police officer beating a man in handcuffs, the Miami Order of the Fraternal Police tried to smear the woman who originally posted the video on her Facebook page. Union President Javier Ortiz blasted out a press release picking images from Smith's Facebook page despite the fact that Smith herself isn't accused of a crime. ... (more)


NYPD To Put Armed Recruits On Duty Before Academy Graduation posted 08/17/2015, 7:49 AM (New York Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Armed NYPD recruits will hit the streets months before graduating from the Police Academy, under a new training strategy that the brass say will better prepare them for the dangerous job.

“This is the new model for the academy class in order to give them some field orientation,” NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis told The Post. “It’s field-based training. Certainly, some things are better taught in the classroom, but certain things are better taught in real-life settings.”
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Saturday August 15th, 2015

Sheriff Compares Constitutionalists to ISIS posted 08/15/2015, 12:57 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich linked “rhetoric” from supporters of the U.S. Constitution to violent anti-government groups and ISIS this week in an exposé on the officer’s fight against “homegrown extremists.”

In an article featured in the August 2015 edition of the Inlander, the Washington state sheriff draws comparisons to the ISIS terrorist group while railing against
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Citizens Behave Like Law Enforcement, Get Arrested posted 08/15/2015, 12:57 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Three members of a border vigilante group that offered to assist the Border Patrol have been indicted for practicing "asset forfeiture" without a license -- that is, plotting to steal narcotics and cash from drug cartels in Mexico.

A criminal complaint filed by FBI Special Agent John E. Kelly accuses Parris Frazier, Robert Deatherage, and Erik Foster of conspiring to possess
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"Not Legal Tender"? City Refuses to Allow Man to Pay His $25 Parking Ticket with 2,500 Pennies posted 08/15/2015, 12:57 PM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Since when are pennies and nickels not a form of legal tender in this country? Our Fed fiat money is still money. We aren’t a fully cashless society… yet.

Justin Greene, a Pennsylvanian who attempted to protest what he felt was an unfair $25 parking ticket by paying for it with 2,500 pennies in Chambersburg, was told he couldn’t because… federal law says the coins aren’t legal tender.

Greene reportedly got the ticket for parking on the wrong side of the street for t
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Same Govt that Locks People in Jail for Cannabis, Just Approved OxyContin for Young Children posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Washington, D.C. — The evidence is undisputable. Cannabis is an incredibly beneficial plant with medical applications that humanity has only begun to explore. Its harmful side effects are nearly non-existent, and no evidence to date has shown that anyone has ever died from it.

The evidence is undisputable. OxyContin and other opioid-based prescription drugs have a small range of uses from pain management to cough relief. The harmful side effects of opioids are virtually limitless.
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SWAT Raids Wrong Home, Force Small Children Out in the Snow, Blame it on the Family posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Pittsburgh, PA — It’s entirely bad enough that heavily militarized police across the country are smashing down doors, nearly every minute of every day, in search of arbitrary substances deemed illegal by the state. However, the paramilitary apparatus which has sprung up in this modern day police state is deadly incompetent.

Case after case we see SWAT teams kick down doors to homes, shoot dogs, throw grenades at babies, and even kill innocent people because they ar
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Video Shows Miami Cop Attack Handcuffed Man In Patrol Car posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Video has emerged showing a Miami police officer assaulting an non-combative and handcuffed man after placing him in a patrol car on Thursday.

The footage, filmed on a cell-phone camera by bystander Marilyn Smith, shows the unidentified officer escorting the man to the back of the cruiser before positioning him inside and lunging into the car to punch him.

The officer is then seen wrestling with the man – who was handcuffed behind his back – as bystanders grow pert
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Peter Schiff Reveals His Political Prisoner Father Irwin Has Lung Cancer, Set To Die In Prison posted 08/15/2015, 12:56 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Peter Schiff revealed to Alex Jones this week his father has lung cancer and is set to die in prison as a political prisoner for fighting the IRS.

Schiff's father Irwin was imprisoned for tax evasion and a host of other tax-related crimes, he believed there was no legal requirement to pay income taxes and if he could argue his case before a judge this truth would come out. ... (more)


Friday August 14th, 2015

Police Invade Texas Woman's Home For Warrantless 3AM 'Welfare Check' posted 08/14/2015, 7:08 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PFLUGERVILLE, TX — A woman has filed a formal complaint after police entered and searched her home — without consent or a warrant — all to conduct a so-called “welfare check” on her absent roommate.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of August 2nd, 2015, as Tori Thayer was home alone sleeping a few hours before her shift began at a local restaurant.  Around 3:00 a.m., Ms. Thayer heard noises at the front door and thought someone was breaking in.
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Boston Police Commissioner Wants Cameras Further Away From Cops, Criminal Charges For Not Assisting Officers posted 08/14/2015, 7:08 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Earlier this year, Texas legislator Jason Villalba attempted to shortchange the First Amendment in the name of "officer safety" by making it illegal to film police officers from within a 25-foot, constantly-moving radius. His proposed law was greeted with criticism (and death threats, according to Villalba) and was consequently dis... (more)


Parents May Face Jail For Having Swing Set on Their Property posted 08/14/2015, 7:08 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two Lee's Summit, Missouri parents have found themselves in hot water for having a swing set for their children on their property. The Stout family is facing sanctions, fines, and possibly even jail time.

Leading the charge against the family--which has been ongoing for over a year--is the most dubious of opponents: The Raintree Lake Property Owners Association. The claim against the family swing set is that it infringed on HOA guidelines, which specifically state that
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School Officials Used Young Girl As "Bait" In Rape Sting, She Was Raped And They Covered it Up posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Huntsville, AL — In 2010, a 14-year-old Huntsville girl was approached by school officials who wanted to use her as bait in a “sting operation.” The plan was to use the young girl to catch a boy in the act who’d been accused of sexually harassing students. However, their asinine plan backfired, and this innocent young girl was anally raped by the older student.

The plan was for the girl not to do anything and teachers would burst in and catch the boy with a girl in the bathroom, b
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NJ Cops Shot Unarmed 14-Year-Old 7 Times As He Ran Away posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An unarmed Trenton, New Jersey teen was shot seven times after two state troopers and a Mercer County sheriff’s officer jumped out of an unmarked car and the boy ran, family lawyers said Wednesday.

The state Attorney General’s Office says the officers were responding to a report of shots fired at the Prospect Village Apartments when they encountered three males walking on Louise Lane towar
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Iowa Man Has Weapons Permit Stolen by Deputy Sheriff posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last week we received a submission from Justin Cornish who had been stopped by a Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Singer, a Sgt. with the Iowa Sheriff’s Department while practicing his 2nd amendment rights by carrying a firearm. The video showed him arguing the validity of his weapons permit, and ends with it being stolen.

I talked with Justin through email, and although he has been stopped by officers on multiple occasions in multiple cities in
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Chelsea Manning Threatened With Indefinite Solitary Confinement For Expired Toothpaste & Having A Copy Of Vanity Fair posted 08/14/2015, 7:07 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The way the US treats prisoners is often barbaric. The UN has repeatedly highlighted how solitary confinement is a form of torture that should be stopped, but the US regularly uses it on its massive prison population (largest prison population in the world! Go USA!). And even if you don't think it's torture, you should at least recognize that people are thrown in solitary confinement for ridiculous reasons -- such a... (more)


NYPD Sergeants Assoc. Using Flickr To Publicly Humiliate Homeless To Play Politics With Mayor De Blasio posted 08/14/2015, 7:05 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Let's say you're a leader in an association for NYPD sergeants. Now let's say you're, like, super aware of some of the changes and backlash against the NYPD that has occurred recently, chiefly concerning policies for policing the public, charges of racist and violent practices, and the insistance that the city government find ways to keep officers accountable for their actions. You know the city is looking into NYPD officials deleting information on illegal summons quotas. You know of... (more)


Officer On Paid Leave After Argument With Disabled Veteran Captured On Video posted 08/14/2015, 7:05 AM (WPBF)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Riviera Beach police officer is now on paid administrative leave after a video surfaced of him getting into a confrontation with a disabled veteran.... (more)


Assange™ to SQUAT in Ecuadorian broom closet for ANOTHER FIVE YEARS (maybe) posted 08/14/2015, 7:04 AM (The Register)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
...The three allegations (two counts of sexual molestation and one of unlawful coercion) that are set to expire come from one of the complainants in the probe.

However, the most serious accusation of rape from the other woman, which was detailed in the European Arrest Warrant issued on 26 November 2010, carries a 10-year limitation period.
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Thursday August 13th, 2015

Police Barge Into Man's Apartment With Guns Drawn Because They Thought He Might Be A Squatter posted 08/13/2015, 7:34 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ALEXANDRIA, VA — A man was awoken to intruders pointing guns at him while he slept in his apartment.  It was the police who barged in, because they suspected that he might be a squatter in his own home.

What makes this all-too-common occurrence more notable is that the man on the receiving end of the raid is an Iraq War veteran and author, 30-year-old Alex Horton.  He is now a public affairs specialist who writes for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and has written articles
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NY Investigators Used Torture To Interrogate Inmates About Prison Escapees posted 08/13/2015, 7:33 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DANNEMORA, NY — After a high-profile prison break from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, prison guards and investigators resorted to the use of torture and beatings to interrogate inmates about the incident.

These allegations stem from the successful escape of convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt on June 6, 2015. Their elaborate plan included hacking through priso
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APD Officer Incriminates Self After Facebook Post posted 08/13/2015, 7:32 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Asheville, NC. Patrol Officer Krystale Jones is being investigated following a Facebook post that brings questions into an accident she was involved in  where she struck one car causing it to rear end another car.  Jones caused a wreck on Fairview Road last Wednesday when APD said she misjudged her distance when driving with lights and sirens around two drivers who were parked at a left turn signal.

Patrol Officer Jones is a 2012 graduate of the Asheville Police Department Police
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California Governor Passes Ban On Use Of Grand Juries In Officer-Involved Killings posted 08/13/2015, 7:32 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Grand juries have proven capable of handing down nearly any indictment requested by prosecutors… if it's just a citizen on the receiving end. What's normally a rubber-stamping of charge recommendations tends to fall apart when a police officer is the potential defendant. With rare exceptions, actions... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 08/13/2015, 7:32 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A North Carolina cop already in prison for stealing pain pills is now charged with marijuana trafficking, a Texas narc gets probation for stealing and using drug dog training drugs, and another prison guard goes down. Just another week of drug war-related law enforcement corruption. Let's get to it:

In Wilmington, North Carolina, a former New Hanover County Sheriff's Office narcotics officer was charged last Thursday with marijuana trafficking and possession with intent to di
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Wednesday August 12th, 2015

Armored Vehicle Request Documents Show Local Law Enforcement Still Looking To Bring The (Drug) War To Your Doorstep posted 08/12/2015, 6:37 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Molly Redden and Mother Jones have acquired a stash of armored vehicle request documents from police departments all over the nation. The requests are tied to the Department of Defense's 1033 program, in which mil... (more)


Lawsuit After Video Shows TN Cops Beat Unarmed Man, Fracture Face posted 08/12/2015, 6:37 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Officer Tom Thurman responded to a domestic disturbance call at 31-year-old Ernesto Rodriguez’s home on Roaming Drive in Knoxville at around 7:30 p.m. on July 9, 2014. Rodriguez wasn't there but his girlfriend alleged that he had assaulted her, the lawsuit and warrants say.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, states that officer Fred Kimber then spotted Rodriguez walkin
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Federal Court Allows Speeding Stop For Loud, Fast Looking Ford Mustang posted 08/12/2015, 6:37 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When Ohio's Supreme Court ruled that speeding tickets could be issued by a police officer based on his visual guess of the defendant's speed (view ruling), the reaction was fast and furious. State lawmakers rallied within a matter of days calling for a revision to the state's speeding law that would overturn the precedent. Now a federal judge believes traffic stops can be made based on visual estimates anywhere in the country that fa... (more)


Tuesday August 11th, 2015

WATCH: Power Tripping Cop Harasses a Disabled Vet because He Didn't think He was Disabled Enough posted 08/11/2015, 7:03 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Riviera Beach, FL — Isiah James is a combat veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. During his deployment, James took fire and was hit with a blast from an IED, which left him medically discharged and permanently disabled.

Because of his disability, James was issued a handicap hanging tag from the state since he has trouble walking long distances. However, James’ disability was not an issue with Office
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Chicago's Secret Homan Square Detention Facility Way Worse Than Anyone Thought posted 08/11/2015, 7:03 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Back in February, we brought you the delightful news that the Chicago police department was rather broadly known to be operating what was essentially a CIA-style black site within the neighborhood of Homan Square. This facility, located in a rough West Side neighborhood of the city, featured such practices as off-the-books detention, lawyer-less interrogations,... (more)


Texas Cops Search Woman's Vagina For Marijuana During Traffic Stop posted 08/11/2015, 7:03 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


After stopping a woman for allegedly running a stop sign, Texas police officers searched a woman's vagina for marijuana after insisting they "smelled weed."

Police defended their actions saying they found ".02 ounces" of marijuana on her, which is about half a gram.


Cop Arrested After His Own Body Cam Refuted his Report, Shows Him Pummeling Teen posted 08/11/2015, 7:02 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Athens, GA — In June, Athens-Clarke County police officer Jonathan Fraser was responding to a call about a drunk college kid.

If you read the report that Fraser, who has a long and tarnished history filed, you would think that this hero cop diffused a dangerous situation and successfully defended himself against an intoxicated attacker. And, that’s exactly what his fellow officers thought — until the body cam footage was reviewed.

In his report, Fraser wrote that hi
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Baltimore Police Officer Waves Loaded Gun in the Air Like He Just Doesn’t Care, Gets Suspended posted 08/11/2015, 7:01 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Baltimore Police are notorious for their ruthlessness and intimidation, but one officer stepped over the line and has been relieved of duty tonight, thanks to a citizen journalist documenting the moment he threatened a crowd of innocent people with his firearm in a poignant photograph shared on Instagram.

The Baltimore PD officer wasn’t wearing a name badge at the time either, the only officer in the photo to lack proper identification on his service uniform.
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Monday August 10th, 2015

Cop Runs Motorcyclist Off The Road, Cites Him For 'Failing To Yield To An Emergency Vehicle' posted 08/10/2015, 7:35 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Milwaukee police officer allegedly rammed a motorcyclist and his passenger off the road, then cited him for "failing to yield to an emergency vehicle," Fox 6 reports.

The man was part of a large group of around 250 motorcyclists who were taking part in the annual Miltown Throwd
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Dept. To Equip Patrol Cars With Cannons That Shoot GPS Projectiles posted 08/10/2015, 7:35 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In whats being heralded as a high-tech way to more safely deal with high speed pursuits, the Milwaukee Police Department announced this week that it will be equipping patrol cars with a device that shoots GPS projectiles.

The technology propels a tracking device that looks like a large shot-gun shell – with adhesive on it – which can attach to the back of a moving vehicle and send location data to police in real time.
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U.S. Marshals Raid Wrong Apartment, Force Mother and Children to Stand Outside Naked at Gunpoint posted 08/10/2015, 7:35 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Washington, D.C. woman is traumatized after U.S. Marshals mistakenly raided her apartment in the early AM hours this past Thursday morning.

Hannah Lanes, her daughter, and her 4-year-old son were still sleeping when they heard a knock on their door at 6:30 AM on Thursday but when her daughter went to see who it was knocking on the door, one of the officers had apparently covered the peephole.

Before her daughter had any time to react, eight U.S. Marshals burst ope
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Man Offers to Settle Suit if Cops Apologize On Camera, They Refuse, Offer Taxpayer Money Instead posted 08/10/2015, 7:35 AM (Rule the Wasteland)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The host of a popular preparedness and survival channel on Youtube, recently received a $10k settlement from the city of Gainesville, FL (of which he will receive $7,500 after attorney's fees). The settlement was for a false arrest that originally occurred in November 2013. As part of the settlement agreement, Eric English also received an apology letter from Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones.

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Despite Recent Court Rulings, Getting Behind The Wheel Is Pretty Much Kissing Your 4th Amendment Protections Goodbye posted 08/10/2015, 7:34 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There's been more good news than bad concerning the Fourth Amendment recently. In addition to the Supreme Court's ruling that searches of cellphones incident to arrest now require a warrant, various circuit court decisions on cell site location info and the surreptitious use of GPS tracking devices may see the nation's top cou... (more)


Police: Man Charged With Murder For Chasing, Shooting Home Invasion Suspect posted 08/10/2015, 7:34 AM (WAVE 3)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man has been arrested on a murder charge after he chased down and fatally shot a man who had broken into his home, police said.

The shooting was reported at 12:23 a.m. on Saturday in the 5300 block of Halsey Court.

Deontae Yarnell, 22, told police that he came home to find that two men had broken in. He said he fired at them several times as they fled from his home and chased them for approximately one block, according to his arr
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Coast Guard "Loses" 4,000 Pounds Of Cocaine After One Of The Biggest Busts In History posted 08/10/2015, 7:34 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After one of the biggest drug busts of its kind in history, the US Coastguard misplaced 4,000 pounds of cocaine. The agency raided a makeshift submarine off the coast of California, and allegedly seized over 16,000 pounds of cocaine from the vessel, but returned to shore with only 12,000 pounds.

In a press release issued this week, the Coast Guard said that:

"After removing 12,000 pounds of the narcotics aboard, the crew of Stratton attempted to tow the vessel t
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Sunday August 9th, 2015

VIDEO: Cop Responding to False Burglary Alarm Shoots & Kills Family's Small Dog posted 08/09/2015, 6:51 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Topeka, KS — “Josie” was a 26-pound miniature pinscher-boxer mix, who was rescued seven years ago, and became a beloved member of 72-year-old Harriette Macnish’s family.

"She was wonderful, and she loved us," Harriette Macnish said.

This loving 7-year relationship would be violently brought to an end, however, on July 13 when Topeka Police Officer, Michael Cruse would enter the backyard of the Macnish’s home, and kill their Josie.
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Spanish Cops Use New Law To Fine Facebook Commenter For Calling Them 'Slackers' posted 08/09/2015, 6:51 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On July 1st, the Spanish government enacted a set of laws designed to keep disruption within its borders to a minimum. In addition to making dissent illegal (criminal acts now include "public disruption" and "unauthorized protests"), Spanish legislators decided the nation's law enforcement officer... (more)


Cop Acquitted for Drug Dealing, Rehired and then Fired Again for Failing Drug Test posted 08/09/2015, 6:51 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philadelphia, PA — Perry Betts, one of the most corrupt narcotics officers in the history of the Philadelphia Police Department, has been fired, again, for failing a drug test.

Bett’s situation is especially interesting because he was just recently rehired by the police department. His rehiring came after he was acquitted in a federal corruption case, in which he was accused of 47 different charges including extortion, robbery, kidnapping, and drug dealing.

He was a
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Saturday August 8th, 2015

No Immunity For Cops Who Sent A SWAT Team To A 68-Year-Old Woman's House For Threats Delivered Over Open WiFi Connection posted 08/08/2015, 6:04 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Earlier this year, we covered the story of Louise Milan, a 68-year-old grandmother whose house was raided by a SWAT team (accompanied by a news crew) searching for someone who had made alleged threats against police officers over the internet. Part of the probable cause submitted for the warrant was Milan's IP address. B... (more)


Cop Acquitted of Beating Man to Death, Arrested for Beating a Woman, Fullerton PD Ready to Kill posted 08/08/2015, 6:03 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Fullerton, CA — Four years ago, Kelly Thomas -- a homeless, mentally ill man from Fullerton, California — was beaten to death by police officers while he cried out piteously for his father. A newly released "systematic review" of the Fullerton PD depicts an institutional culture in which police administrators are dismissive of excessive force complaints by citizens, a... (more)


Friday August 7th, 2015

Man Says Cops Tried To Delete Video Showing Woman Knocked Unconscious posted 08/07/2015, 8:34 AM (Cop Block)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A New York man says Suffolk County police in Long Island tackled him to the ground and attempted to delete footage of police brutality he had recorded but mistakenly removed the wrong file.

20-year-old Thomas Demint claims police have continued to harass and threaten him after the incident, prompting him to go public with the footage for fear of his o
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Police Chief Justifies Killing Teen Over Pot While His Criminal Cop Son is Arrested With No Violence posted 08/07/2015, 8:34 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Seneca, SC — Although his son was arrested earlier this year for stealing drugs from a detention center, Seneca Police Chief John Covington holds a harsh double standard for the children of his own community. While failing the war on drugs at home, Chief Covington has recently accused a teenager of causing his own death during a routine marijuana sting. Instead of relying on empirical evidence, Covington is defending the officer who gunned down the 19-year-old and then lied in order to justi... (more)


Thursday August 6th, 2015

Taste Of Their Own Medicine: Police Chief's Home Raided By Accident posted 08/06/2015, 6:35 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Phoenix, AZ – After receiving an anonymous tip from social media, 11 armed men set out to raid the home of a would-be fugitive wanted for armed robbery. The stage was set for yet another police raid on the wrong home.

Except this time, it’s the police who are the target of the nighttime combat mission. A police chief to be exact.

Tuesday night, Phoenix police Chief Joseph Yahner was confronted at his own home by members of two bond recovery service companies, accord
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Drugs or No Drugs, K-9s Will Alert to Your Car Nearly Every Time posted 08/06/2015, 6:35 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Bloomington, IL — Police are now speaking out about a decision from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that drug dogs signal for drugs nearly every time they are sent to sniff a vehicle or home. This decision shows that police dog searches are not legitimate and that they are just used as a pretense for officers to violate the rights of innocent people.

The case stemmed from a 2010 traffic stop in which 20 kilograms of cocaine were found in a vehicle after a search
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 08/06/2015, 6:34 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We have a Philadelphia twofer this week, an Indiana cop who killed himself after getting busted stealing pain pills, an Oklahoma K9 cop popped for stealing dope, another jail guard in trouble, and more.

In Michigan City, Indiana, a Michigan City police officer was arrested last Tuesday for possession of a "legend drug" without a prescription a
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