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Cop Stops Fellow Cop From Choking a Handcuffed Man, She Was Then Beaten and Fired posted 12/18/2014, 9:42 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Buffalo , NY– While killer cops get sent on paid vacations, it’s hard to imagine what one has to do to actually be fired.  It turns out, the answer is be a good cop.

Former Buffalo Police Officer, Cariol Horne is fighting for her pension since she was fired after 19 years on the force, over an incident in 2006 when she stopped a fellow officer from choking a handcuffed suspect.

Horne had received a call that Officer Gregory Kwiatkowski was at the scene of a domestic dispute and in need of assistance.  When she arrived, she witnessed Kwiatkowski violently punching the handcuffed suspect in the face.

Horne and other officers on the scene removed the suspect from the house, but once outside Kwiatkowski pounced again, this time choking the handcuffed man.  Believing Kwiatkowski to be out of out of control, Horne removed his arm from around the man’s neck.
“Gregory Kwiatkowski turned Neal Mack around and started choking him. So then I’m like, ‘Greg! You’re choking him,’ because I thought whatever happened in the house he was still upset about so when he didn’t stop choking him I just grabbed his arm from around Neal Mack’s neck,” Horne told WKBW.
Infuriated that she had crossed the thin blue line, Kwaitkowski then punched Horne in the face.  The punch so was hard that Horne ended up having to have her bridge replaced.  She was then injured again as officers dragged her away from trying to defend herself.

Here is where things get crazy.

The good cop, who was trying to stop abuse by her peer, was fired for “jumping on Officer Kwaitkowski’s back and/or striking him with her hands,” something that Kwaitkowski himself denied ever happening in a sworn st
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Thieves Yell "Police" Before Invading Home, Shooting and Robbing Resident posted 12/18/2014, 9:42 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Opportunistic thieves now seem to recognize that they can take advantage of people's perception of authority in police and the prevalence of violent police raids.

SWAT's no-knock home invasions are increasingly used to serve non-violent drug warrants. This tactic conditions the public to stand down when masked thugs barge through their front doors.

The video report below claims home invaders yelled "police" upon entering apparently to gain an easier advantage. The t
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Tennessee Town Passes Policy Banning Negative Comments About The Town's Government posted 12/18/2014, 9:42 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The commissioners of a small Tennessee town have just voted to ban negative comments about it from social media. This stupid move was prompted by "criticism and lies" being posted online, which supposedly "hampered" the town's government from performing its duties.

South Pittsburg City is a town of 3,000. This fact will limit the damage done by its city commissioners' new policy (which passed with 4-1 vote), but only because the town itself is tiny. The ban, however, is super-broa
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Cops Are The Most Obese Workers In America, Study Reveals posted 12/18/2014, 9:41 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Their job is to protect and serve -- but it seems some police officers interpret this as an excuse to enjoy too many extra servings at the lunch table.

A study has revealed US cops have the highest rates of obesity among any profession in the country.

Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41 per cent of boys in blue are obese, according to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Social workers, clergy and counsellors
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Former Bronx Cop Sentenced On Drug, Other Charges posted 12/18/2014, 9:41 AM (WABC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NEW YORK. (WABC) -- A former police officer in the Bronx was sentenced Wednesday on drug related and other charges.

Jose Ramos was sentenced to a minimum 12 and a half years and a maximum of 14 and a half years in prison.

He was convicted on grand larceny, robbery and drug possession charges.
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Alton Officer Indicted For Destroying Evidence posted 12/18/2014, 9:40 AM (KSDK)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – An Alton, Illinois police officer is accused of destroying evidence. Now, he has been indicted on a felony charge of official misconduct.

Jonathan K. Forrler, 38, is accused of destroying forensic evidence gathered as part of a sexual assault case. According to the indictment, the evidence included a rape kit and clothing.

The Madison County State's Attorney's Office says someone notified it over the summer that evidence was missing from the A
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Obama Commutes Sentences for Eight Drug Offenders posted 12/18/2014, 9:40 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: General]
President Barack Obama today commuted the prison sentences of eight drug offenders and issued pardons for 12 other people who had already finished their sentences. The commutations were for people imprisoned for crack cocaine and methamphetamine offenses.

No one is walking out of prison today, but all eight had their sentences reduced to lengths that will allow them to walk out at some point in the next year.

Among those who got commutations is Sidney Earl Johnson o
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Cop Says His ‘Breathe Easy, Don’t Break the Law’ Shirts Totally Have Nothing to Do With Eric Garner posted 12/18/2014, 9:39 AM (New York Magazine)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Indiana police corporal who created and is selling shirts emblazoned with the phrase "Breathe Easy, Don't Break the Law" swears they have nothing to do with Eric Garner's famous last words, "I can't breathe." God, you guys have such active imaginations.... (more)


Michelle Obama: America Is So Racist, A White Lady At Target Asked Me To Reach The Top Shelf posted 12/18/2014, 9:39 AM (The Daily Caller)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The current People will sell better than the Hillary Clinton issue, because Hillary Clinton isn’t on the cover. And when readers turn to the magazine’s latest hard-hitting look at the Obamas, they’ll learn that even the First Lady of the United States isn’t immune from racism.

Remember when Michelle went to Target to prove she’s just like anybody else? She talks about that harrowing experience in a very serious story titled, “The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences
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Researchers Make BitTorrent Anonymous and Impossible to Shut Down posted 12/18/2014, 9:39 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
While the BitTorrent ecosystem is filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first version of their anonymous and decentralized BitTorrent network. "Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down," lead researcher Prof. Pouwelse says.... (more)




Cuban Cigars Among Goods Travelers Get OK To Import posted 12/18/2014, 9:39 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Economy]
Cigar-loving travelers won't have to hide their Cubans in their luggage anymore.

Tobacco products from Cuba are among the goods allowed under new trade normalization rules that President Obama announced Wednesday.

The eased restrictions mean that approved travelers will be able to bring home $100 of cigars. (Not a cigar smoker? You can bring back Cuban rum instead.)
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Wednesday December 17th, 2014

Cops Called For Wellness Check Beat Innocent Man, Pile On False Charges; Jury Exonerates, Twice posted 12/17/2014, 9:51 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Texas police executing a wellness check flashbanged an innocent man as he lay naked in his bathtub, then beat the hell out of him claiming he pulled a shampoo and body wash bottle on them.

Police working with prosecutors then vindictively concocted a series of false charges to hit the man with, accusing him of the very crime they themselves committed, namely assault. Their victim was Chad Chadwick, a father with a spotless record who says he's done everything he can in life to
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Psychotic Vegas Cop Filmed Beating Man For Filming In Viral Video Queitly Hired By Another Dept. posted 12/17/2014, 9:51 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Deputy Derek Colling, the psychotic Las Vegas cop filmed beating a man on his own driveway for filming him in an extremely disturbing video which went mega-viral was quietly hired by another force three years ago in nearby Wyoming.

Only now facing public pressure, Albany County
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Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You're a Cop posted 12/17/2014, 9:51 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“[I]f the individual is no longer to be sovereign, if the police can pick him up whenever they do not like the cut of his jib, if they can ‘seize’ and ‘search’ him in their discretion, we enter a new regime.”—U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, dissenting in Terry v. Ohio (1968)

With Orwellian irony, the U.S. Supreme Court chose December 15, National Bill of Rights Day to deliver its crushing blow to the Fourth Amendment. Although the courts have historically he
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Cleveland Police Union Thug Cop-splains Blue Privilege posted 12/17/2014, 9:51 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Law enforcement is a career that selects for people of severely limited intellect. Even in that undistinguished company, Jeffrey Follmer, president of the Cleveland Patrolman's Association, is a gopher mound among the Himalayas.

Follmer is marginally verbal and displays no capacity for critical thinkin
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The Police Need Competition posted 12/17/2014, 9:51 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Ferguson, while the police and National Guard seemed powerless to protect peaceful citizens from rioters, private organizations stepped in to fill the gap.

Oath Keepers, an organization of former and current military and police agents, spent several nights standing guard over businesses to deter looters. Many of the people they protected seemed grateful. Davis Vo, a restaurant owner, noted, “When they’re here, there’s definitely a weight l
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Ontario Cop Sucker-Punched Good Samaritan Grandmother & Broke Her Leg With Karate Kick posted 12/17/2014, 9:51 AM (Orilla Packet)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ORILLIA — A 49-year-old grandmother who was acting as a "Good Samaritan" was karate-kicked, sucker-punched, beaten and left with "catastrophic injuries" by a police officer, a judge found on Tuesday.

It has been two long years since Maria 'Tonie' Farrell was charged with assaulting a police officer in an incident that has left her crippled from a shattered knee.

But in his ruling, Justice George Beatty exonerated — and validated — Farrell when he found that it was O
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Cop Was Not Fired Despite 75 Counts of Stalking and Harassment -- Now He Just Shot a Mother and Her Daughter posted 12/17/2014, 9:51 AM (Filming Cops)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PHILADELPHIA — A mother and her daughter have been gunned down in a deadly shooting incident that happened Monday night in Glenolden.

Valerie Morrow, the mother, has been pronounced dead. Her daughter suffered bullet wounds but is now recovering.

The shooter has been identified as Officer Stephen Rozniakowski, according to a report by NBC 10.

Officer Rozniakowski was an employee of the Colwyn Borough Police Department.

According to
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Kansas Court Declares Plastic Bags Suspicious posted 12/17/2014, 9:50 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The second highest court in Kansas declared last week that anyone driving with a torn plastic baggie is most likely involved in the drug trade and can be searched without a warrant. The state Court of Appeals came to this conclusion in upholding the conviction of Cameron Howard, who was found not with drugs but a lawfully purchased firearm.

On September 15, 2011, Prairie Village Police Officer Chad Loughman pulled Howard over. In the car's cupholder, Officer Loughman spotted a pla
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The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago posted 12/17/2014, 9:46 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
When I went to the Oxford Union debates this past summer I was told by a veteran of the debates that I must have a joke in order to win over the audience. My attempt to win over the British audience was a success, but unfortunately my opening remarks are too close to the truth and in retrospect, are really not that funny:
Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you for the opportunity ... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 12/17/2014, 9:46 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The beat goes on. A Texas drug dog officer snorts the training dope, a pair of married Indiana deputies get wrapped up in the new synthetics, and a Georgia judge goes down for trying to set up a woman who accused him of making advances on her. Let's get to it:

In Grapevine, Texas, a Grapevine Police K-9 officer was arrested last Monday for allegedly stealing a case of training drugs an
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Iowa Dept. Of Transportation Announces Plan To Give Police Officers, Security Personnel Full Access To Your Smartphone posted 12/17/2014, 9:46 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Raise your hand if you think this might be a bad idea.
Iowans will soon be able to use a mobile app on their smartphones as their official driver's license issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

People will still be able to stick a traditional plastic driver's license in their wallet or purse if they choose
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Cop Sells 'Breathe Easy Don't Break The Law' Shirts In Response To "I Can't Breathe" posted 12/17/2014, 9:46 AM (WSBT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - "I Can't Breathe" is a phrase that continues to gain national attention and momentum.

A Mishawaka police officer and business owner has come up with his own phrase in response to "I Can't Breathe."

His name is Jason Barthel and he says he wanted to do something that would bring people together not tear them apart.

He owns South Bend Uniform and came up with the phrase "Breathe Easy Don't Break the Law."
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Woman Body Slammed By LAPD Officers Gets $550,000 Settlement posted 12/17/2014, 9:46 AM (89.3 KPCC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A woman who was body-slammed by Los Angeles police officers after being stopped for a cell phone violation has settled an excessive-force claim against the department for $550,000, her attorneys said Wednesday.

Michelle Jordan, then 34, sued the city of Los Angeles two years ago after the LAPD officers threw her to the ground, twice, when she back-talked and cursed them durin
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Richmond Cop Found With Over 4 Pounds Of Marijuana in Home Won't Face Charges posted 12/17/2014, 9:46 AM (Contra Costa Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
RICHMOND -- A Richmond police officer found with marijuana in his home earlier this year likely won't be charged with a crime, authorities said, but his future on the police force is undetermined.

Veteran K-9 officer Joe Avila has been on paid administrative leave since September, pending an internal investigation, officials in the Richmond Police Department said.
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The Engineered Fall of the Russian Ruble posted 12/17/2014, 9:46 AM (Kurt Nimmo)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Saudi Arabia, the most influential member of OPEC, and the United States are working together to destroy the Russian economy and destabilize the country.... (more)


Tuesday December 16th, 2014

US Supreme Court Allows Traffic Stop Searches When No Law Violated posted 12/16/2014, 11:26 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police officer may stop and search drivers who have done absolutely nothing wrong. In an 8 to 1 decision Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled that a police officer can be wrong about a traffic law being violated, but the stop will be upheld as valid as long as he the officer's mistake was "reasonable."

"An officer might, for example, stop a motorist for traveling alone in a high-occupancy vehicle lane, only to discover upon approaching the car that two children are slumped over asle
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Government Wastes Taxpayers' Money On Crappy "Shark-Like Spy Drone" posted 12/16/2014, 11:26 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


Here's the latest scam the government is burning your money on: a "shark-like spy drone" that looks somewhat like a shark and swims like a physically disabled fish.

UPI reports:
The U.S. Navy has been testing a GhostSwimmer u... (more)


Police Using Social Media Posts to Determine "Threat Score" of Suspects posted 12/16/2014, 11:19 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police departments across the United States are now using a program that mines Internet comments and social media posts to determine the “threat score” of a suspect before cops arrive on the scene.

Reuters reports that law enforcement authorities have utilized an application called Beware since 2012 that takes just seconds to crawl billions of re
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IRS Drops Its Asset Forfeiture Case Against Owner Of Small, Cash-Only Restaurant posted 12/16/2014, 11:19 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Some of the recent heat surrounding asset forfeiture seems to have gotten to the IRS. Late last week, it moved to dismiss one of its more high-profile cases -- one that had received extensive coverage from the New York Times and countless other sources. [via Michael Scarcella's (of the ... (more)


Florida Cop Gets Schooled in Law After Harassing Man for Playing Rap Song, "F**k tha Police" posted 12/16/2014, 11:19 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On the morning of Thanksgiving, Caesar Baldemor was enjoying a leisurely drive through Hialeah en route to his parents' house and the promise of his mothers home cooking. Visions of the Thanksgiving feast danced in his mind to the rhythm of his car stereo.

As the 26-year old pulled up to a stoplight on West 60th Street, the sound of legendary Los Angeles rap group N.W.A.'s now ubiquitous classic "Fuck tha Police" could be heard bumping through the streets. In that same moment, Hia
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What America Wannabe? posted 12/16/2014, 11:18 AM (LewRockwell.com)
[Category: Commentary]
What does it really mean when someone says "All I ever wanted to do is be a cop?"

Thomas Shea told reporters that back in 1974 after getting fired by the NYPD for shooting a ten year old in the back. Officer Walter Scott was also at the scene and was heard over the radio telling the kid to "Die, you little bastard."
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Judicial Deference to the Torturers posted 12/16/2014, 11:18 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger )
[Category: Commentary]
In case anyone is wondering whether any of the CIA's torture victims will be able to recover damages from CIA torturers, the answer is an unequivocal no. The federal judiciary decided a long time ago that it would not permit lawsuits brought by victims of the CIA or, for that matter, the U.S. military.

Among the best examples are two cases that came out of the Chilean military coup of 1973, a coup that was secretly engineered by the U.S. government, operating primarily through the
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High Profile Witness In Alleged Excessive Force Case Records His Own Stop And Arrest posted 12/16/2014, 11:19 AM (FOX31 Denver)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


DENVER — There is a new development in how Denver police handled the response to an alleged case of excessive force. It has to do with how the man who shot the video of the incident ended up in jail himself last week, and how the department is responding to the new controversy.

[...]In Fraiser’s recording,
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Second Video Sheds New Light On Allegations Of Misconduct Involving Denver Police Officers posted 12/16/2014, 11:19 AM (FOX31 Denver)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


DENVER — A second video showing how some Denver Police officers behaved during and after the arrest of a pair of unarmed drug suspects sheds new light on allegations of misconduct.

[...]Levi Frasier, a citizen who shot the street-level recording on his Samsung tablet and provided it to FOX31 Denver for air
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On Marijuana, Congress Giveth and Congress Taketh Away posted 12/16/2014, 11:15 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
With final approval by the Senate Saturday night, the Congress has successfully approved a massive, $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill, and the president has signaled he will sign it. The bill includes two provisions that illustrate Congress's currently schizophrenic approach to loosening marijuana laws.

On the one hand, the bill contains an amendment that will effe
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Congress Proposes Bill to Address the Problem of Immunity for Killer Cops posted 12/16/2014, 11:15 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Washington DC – The grand jury system that is used to judge cases of police misconduct, has come under heavy public scrutiny in recent weeks, after a string of high profile acquittals for killer cops.

For decades police have attacked, robbed and murdered innocent people with immunity, and have been able to avoid even standing trial because they have been shielded by the grand jury process. This happens every single day in America.

However, recently with police under
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Pirate Bay Responds to The Raid, Copies and The Future posted 12/16/2014, 11:06 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The Pirate Bay crew has broken its silence for the first time since the site was knocked down hard by a raid in Sweden last week. The people behind the site are still considering their options and have no concrete comeback plans yet. Nevertheless, they encourage the public to keep the Kopimi spirit alive.... (more)


Los Angeles Porn Actors Must Wear Condoms, Appeals Court Rules posted 12/16/2014, 11:06 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
(Reuters) - A regional U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Monday that pornographic movie actors in Los Angeles must wear condoms during sex scenes, upholding a lower court decision that was challenged by the adult film industry.

Lawyers for the industry challenged the regulations in U.S. District Court, arguing that the condom requirement went against their clients' right to freedom of expression under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

[...]The panel sa
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New York Mag's Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up posted 12/16/2014, 11:06 AM (New York Observer)
[Category: General]
It’s been a tough month for factchecking. After the Rolling Stone campus rape story unraveled, readers of all publications can be forgiven for questioning the process by which Americans get our news. And now it turns out that another blockbuster story is —to quote its subject in an exclusive Observer interview—”not true.”

Monday’s edition of New York magazine includes an irresistible story about a Stuyvesant High senior named Mohammed Islam who had made a fortune investing in
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The credible "mainstream media" strikes again!


Monday December 15th, 2014

Cop Tasers 76-Year-Old For Questioning His Questionable Traffic Stop posted 12/15/2014, 9:28 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Texas police officer Nathanial Robison, 23, was placed on administrative leave last Friday after police reviewed video of the officer tasing elderly 76-year-old Pete Vasquez for questioning his questionable traffic stop.

Robison pulled Vasquez over because he believed he was driving with expired tags, which is a Class C misdemeanor, the penalty for which is a citation. ... (more)


St. Louis Metropolitan Police Caught on Cam Illegally Detaining Man -- Then Lying About It posted 12/15/2014, 9:28 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


St. Louis, MO– A well known livestreamer and activist for Anon Cop Watch was seemingly targeted on Saturday as St. Louis Police decided to do a “random pedestrian check” and illegally detain and run him for warrants, while he was simply trying to walk to the store for cigarettes.

The man is best known for his activism and streaming of Ferguson and St. Louis protests, however, he
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Police Shoot Man in Car, Man Exits Vehicle In Shock, Police Confirm He's Unarmed, Shoot Him Again posted 12/15/2014, 9:28 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Houston, Texas – This week, Houston police shot an unarmed man multiple times because he was acting suspicious and not obeying their commands. Two officers fired multiple shots at 38-year old Mike Walker, with some of those shots being fired even after it was obvious that he did not have a gun.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of a convenience store on Buffalo Speedway and West Fuqua, in front of multiple witnesses.

Walker was the passenger in a car that was
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'Muricans Love Them Some Torture posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (Truthstream Media)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The long-awaited, stalled-at-every-turn, heavily edited and redacted CIA torture report summary has now been released, and even CNN is reporting, “The CIA’s harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era didn’t work, were more brutal than previously revealed and delive
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Police: Armored Military Vehicles Needed for 'Constitutionalists' with Firearms posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Shocking video provided exclusively to Infowars shows a Washington state sheriff’s deputy proclaiming that law enforcement officers need armored military vehicles because of “constitutionalists” with firearms.

The footage, recently captured in Spokane Valley, begins with a local resident asking two deputies why police would need vehicles specifically designed for warfare abroad.<
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Video Shows John Crawford's Girlfriend Aggressively Questioned After Ohio Police Shot Him Dead In Walmart posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police aggressively questioned the tearful girlfriend of a young black man they had just shot dead as he held a BB gun in an Ohio supermarket -- accusing her of lying, threatening her wi
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Police Union Caught Putting GPS On Rival Politician's Car And Framing Him For DUI posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Costa Mesa, California – This week, two former police officers were arrested and charged with felonies after a plot to frame a local politician failed miserably.

Private investigators and former police officers Chris Lanzillo and Scott Impola now face felony charges of illegal use of a tracking device, false imprisonment by deceit, conspiracy to commit a crime and falsely reporting a crime.

The two were not acting independently but were actually hired by Lackie, Dam
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Ex-Judge Convicted Of Planting Drugs On Woman posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (AJC.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former North Georgia judge was convicted Thursday of conspiring to plant methamphetamine on a woman shortly after she publicly accused him of propositioning her in his chambers.... (more)


Ross Ulbricht Should Be Freed in a Fair Trial posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
The criminal trial of Ross Ulbricht, the man alleged to be the "Dread Pirate Roberts" who started the darknet's Silk Road website, is coming up soon. As might be expected, the prosecution in the case are engaging in shady tactics, such as not permitting the jury to hear about Ross's own political views.

The website was started with a driving motivation of creating a free marketplace for people to use to exchange peacefully. If Ross shares this view, why is this not a relevant fact
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Man Can't Challenge $280K Tax Bill He Probably Doesn't Really Owe, Pa. Court Says posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (PennLive.com)
[Category: Economy]
With undisguised reluctance, Commonwealth Court has issued an order requiring a Philadelphia man to pay a $280,772 tax bill that he probably doesn't really owe.

In fact, city officials acknowledged in court that the tax bill they sent Nathan Lerner was a "jeopardy assessment" based on a fabrication.

The problem is that Lerner didn't follow the right procedural course in challenging it, a Commonwealth Court panel found in a ruling issued this week. And so, the state
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"Once, I remember, I ran across the case of a boy who had been sentenced to prison, a poor, scared little brat, who had intended something no worse than mischief, and it turned out to be a crime. The judge said he disliked to sentence the lad; it seemed the wrong thing to do; but the law left him no option. I was struck by this. The judge, then, was doing something as an official that he would not dream of doing as a man; and he could do it without any sense of responsibility, or discomfort, simply because he was acting as an official and not as a man. On this principle of action, it seemed to me that one could commit almost any kind of crime without getting into trouble with one's conscience.

Clearly, a great crime had been committed against this boy; yet nobody who had had a hand in it — the judge, the jury, the prosecutor, the complaining witness, the policemen and jailers — felt any responsibility about it, because they were not acting as men, but as officials. Clearly, too, the public did not regard them as criminals, but rather as upright and conscientious men.

The idea came to me then, vaguely but unmistakably, that if the primary intention of government was not to abolish crime but merely to monopolize crime, no better device could be found for doing it than the inculcation of precisely this frame of mind in the officials and in the public; for the effect of this was to exempt both from any allegiance to those sanctions of humanity or decency which anyone of either class, acting as an individual, would have felt himself bound to respect — nay, would have wished to respect. This idea was vague at the moment, as I say, and I did not work it out for some years, but I think I never quite lost track of it from that time." - Albert Jay Nock, "Anarchist's Progress", The American Mercury (1927); § III : To Abolish Crime or to Monopolize It?


Indiana Man Pursued By DEA Kills Self, Huge Stash Found posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Indiana man being pursued by the DEA and local police led law enforcement on a high-speed chase before crashing and then shooting himself Tuesday. Omar Eduardo Proano-Montano, 24, becomes the 38th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to The Indianapolis Star, citing law enforcement sources, Indianapolis police and DEA agents doing a drug investigatio
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Time for a Police Offenders Registry posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
This week, the Department of Justice announced new guidelines against racial profiling. The changes don't actually change all that much. As regular incidents of police brutality get more and more mainstream media attention, it's time for a bold move from the White House.

There's a moral obligation to keep bad cops off the streets. A job with a police department is not a right and shouldn't be
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US Marine Charged With Murder Of Filipino Transgender posted 12/15/2014, 9:22 AM (Business Insider)
[Category: General]
Philippine government prosecutors charged a detained U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino transgender that reignited an irritant between the military allies over custody of American military personnel suspected of committing crimes.

Prosecutor Emily de los Santos said there was "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Jeffrey, in a motel room, where the victim's body was found in October in Olongap
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CIA Tortured German It Mistook For A Terrorist posted 12/15/2014, 9:20 AM (The Local)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A German citizen abducted and tortured by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents in 2004 should never have been detained, a US Senate report published on Tuesday showed.

Khalid al-Masri was "rendered" - a term for extrajudicial transfers of prisoners - to the CIA in January 2004 after being arrested by Macedonian border authorities, who mistook him for an al-Qaeda suspect.

While in CIA custody he was severely beaten, stripped, shackled and sodomized with a suppo
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Cop Caught on Video Bragging About How He Just Killed A Man posted 12/15/2014, 9:20 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“I dropped like a f**king bomb on his head!” “I tased a motherf**ker in custody today. I don’t care. I gotta call my PBA rep… when you kill someone… I already called them.”... (more)


Michigan Cop Kills Dog in Wrong Address Warrantless Home Entry posted 12/15/2014, 9:20 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


On November 28th 2014, Jackson Police Officer Matt Peters came to 20 year old Eddie Harris’ residence looking for an individual to take to the hospital for a psychological evaluation. Peters entered the house without a warrant and when Harris came down to see who walked in his house, Peters shot his dog, Kane, just feet in front of him at the bottom of the stair cas
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In Wisconsin, A Decade-Old Police Shooting Leads To New Law posted 12/15/2014, 9:20 AM (NPR)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Race is at the forefront of the current debate over the police use of deadly force. But one shooting in Wisconsin highlights another factor at play when police shoot civilians — the lack of outside investigation. And the decade-old death has led to real reform in the state.... (more)


Karl Rove Defends Rectal Feeding posted 12/15/2014, 9:19 AM (Huffington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]


Karl Rove defended the CIA and former President George W. Bush on Sunday in the wake of the devastating Senate report on torture.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Rove claimed the brutal forced rectal feedings -- which the report said were not medically necessary -- were used out of medical necessity.

All of the tactics the CIA used, Rov
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"I do it all the time!"


Saturday December 13th, 2014

Police Arrest & Jail Witness Who Filmed Cops Beat Drug Suspect, Trip Pregnant Woman posted 12/13/2014, 6:44 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The hits just keep on coming in this case out of Denver where police were filmed beating a drug suspect and tripping his pregnant girlfriend to the ground belly-first.

First, the police allegedly deleted a witnesses' video of the assault, it was only recovered and later posted to YouTube after the
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Man Suffering Asthma Attack Dies 3 Miles From ER After Cops Pull Him Over posted 12/13/2014, 6:44 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- A squad car video recently released by the Chippewa Falls Police Department details a traffic stop involving a 29-year-old man having an asthma attack and died at a hospital.

Casey Kressin was a passenger in the vehicle that was pulled over Nov. 30 for speeding and running a red light. The video shows Kressin steps out of the car, waves at the officer
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