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Mom Arrested For Allowing Her 7-Yr-Old Son To Go To Nearby Park Alone posted 07/30/2014, 9:53 AM (WPTV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A mother faces a charge of child neglect after she allowed her son to go to a local park alone. She says he's old enough but Port St. Lucie Police disagree. Now she's fighting back.

"I'm totally dumbfounded by this whole situation," said the mother, Nicole Gainey.

It began last Saturday afternoon when Gainey gave her son Dominic permission to walk from their house to Sportsman's Park .

"Honestly didn't think I was doing anything wrong," says Gainey, "I was letting him go play.

It's a half mile from their Port St. Lucie home. Dominic says it only takes him about 10 to 15 minutes to get there.

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The Drug War, the Fourth Amendment, and Anal Cavity Searches in New Mexico posted 07/30/2014, 8:30 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


On July 28, 2014, Reason TV released "Do You Have It Up Your Ass?": Drug Warriors in New Mexico Go Too Far. Incorporating footage from cameras on the dashboards and lapels of New Mexico law enforcement officers, the program tells the story of Timothy Young, a man who was pulled over in Lordsburg, New Mexico, for a traffic violation in Oct
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The War on Poverty and the War on Drugs posted 07/30/2014, 8:30 AM (Randall Holcombe)
[Category: Commentary]
As an apparently war-minded people, Americans (or at least, our American political leaders) have been comfortable framing parts of the domestic policy agenda as wars for decades. Two of the most prominent have been the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs.

Despite the similarity in their names, there is an important difference between the two. The War on Poverty is not a real war. The War on Drugs is.

The War on Poverty is not a real war because there is no enemy tha
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Iowa Cop Accidentally Discharges Gun after Pursuing Man Experiencing Medical Condition posted 07/30/2014, 8:30 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police in Iowa chased a man in a car, forcing him to stop, then busting out his windows -- and even discharging their gun -- after they spotted him in the driver’s seat with a “faraway stare.”

It turns out, the man was having a medical episode, possibly related to diabetes, but that made no difference to the cops because they are only trained to hurt, not help.

The
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Albuquerque Police Department Considers Scrapping MRAP Armored Vehicle posted 07/30/2014, 8:30 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Albuquerque Police Department is considering scrapping use of its MRAP armored vehicle after a deluge of negative press attention and complaints that the vehicle is a sign of America’s slide into a militarized police state.

The APD is already under intense scrutiny as a result of its officers being involved in the deaths of 27 people since 2010, including the shooting of 38-year-old James Boyd earlier this year, who was executed by Albuquerque Police Department officers for t
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Houston Cop Forces Family to Leave Blind Chihuahua at Roadside to Die in Traffic Stop posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The mayor of Houston has apologized to a family whose nearly blind dog was killed in traffic after a police officer forced them to leave it on the side of the road.

Josie Garcia told KTRK that the family pet Chihuahua, named Guero, was along for the trip when her husband gave a friend a ride on July 13. The men were stopped by a Houston police officer for failing to use a turn signal, and a
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Jesse Ventura Says "There Are No Winners" After Jury Awards Him $1.8M posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (KSTP TV)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has won his defamation case against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

The verdict was announced around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. The federal jury awarded Ventura $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment. That brings the total to $1.8 million.

On the sixth day of deliberations, the jury decided the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he d
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Be sure to read Kyle's comical story of shooting two people at a gas station and having police let him go without incident. This man was a pathological liar. - Chris, InfoLib

See this new article from the Post: The ‘unverifiable’ legacy of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American history


Houston to pay $5 million to settle lawsuit claiming police used trapped motorists as "human shields" posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (News 10)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HOUSTON -- A wild freeway chase that came to a tragic end after a police officer's attempt to deploy a spike strip will apparently cost Houston taxpayers $5 million.

Houston City Council this week will consider paying that amount to settle a lawsuit stemming from the January 2009 accident in which two young men suffered severe brain damage.

Neither of the victims -- Dexter Sewell, 20, and Mecole Roques, 19 – were involved in the chase. Their car was struck when they
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The FAIR Act: New bill aims to reign in policing for profit posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Resistance]
One of the many abusive procedures used in modern policing is known as civil asset forfeiture. When it is applied, police officers and investigators confiscate property — cash, vehicles, equipment, bank accounts, real estate — based on the mere suspicion that it may be involved with criminal activity. The owner is robbed, for all intents and purposes, without any establishment of guilt.... (more)


Woman killed by Henry police called ‘loving person' posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (AJC.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The family of a Henry County woman killed by police Thursday are still reeling from the news of her death.

James Bell, of Lithia Springs, said his niece Lori Knowles was “a loving person.”

“We’re still seeking information as to what took place and why Lori is no longer with us,” Bell said during a phone interview Friday afternoon. “We want to know how a 911 call for help turns into police having to shoot.”

Knowles, 37, was shot to death Thursday after
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WikiLeaks publishes 'unprecedented' secret Australian court suppression order posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (Sydney Morning Herald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
WikiLeaks has struck again, releasing the text of a secret court order that cannot be published in Australia.

The anti-secrecy group has this morning published a Victorian Supreme Court suppression order that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange describes as “unprecedented” in scope.

The suppression order is itself suppressed. No Australian media organisation can legally publish the document or its contents.
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"Do You Have It Up Your Ass?": Drug Warriors in New Mexico Go Too Far posted 07/30/2014, 8:28 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In October of 2012, Timothy Young was pulled over for failing to use his turn signal in Lordsburg, New Mexico. When Hidalgo County deputies saw that Young's companion had an open container, they asked to search the truck. Young consented.

The search dragged on for more than two hours. Deputies eventually called in a K9 unit and claimed that the dog, Leo, alerted on the driver's
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Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Man Asks Cop For Help To Find Missing Girlfriend, Cop Beats Him With A Baton posted 07/29/2014, 9:02 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A 13-year veteran St. Louis County, Missouri police officer allegedly beat a man in an "unprovoked show of force" after he asked him for help to find his missing girlfriend. Rather than offer help, Dawon Gore, 44, allegedly told the victim, Pierre Wilson, 24, that he should contact a department closer to his home, an answer which Wilson did not find satisfactory. An argument evidently ensued, after which Gore allegedly charged Wilson and proceeded to beat him with his baton, breaking three of ... (more)


The Absurd, Bureaucratic Hell That Is the American Police State posted 07/29/2014, 9:01 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is somethi... (more)


"It's Strictly Business": Inside the Prohibition Racket posted 07/29/2014, 9:01 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
In addition to being an engine of misery, corruption, and bloodshed, the War on Drugs should be seen as a multi-tiered criminal enterprise.

At the top echelon are found the political figureheads who recite pious bromides. That’s likewise where we encounter the bureaucratic scribes responsible for crafting those cynical pronouncements and the legislation that gives them substance. The operational level consists of federally subsidized, hyper-aggressive law enforcement agencies tha
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Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America's Obsession With Prison posted 07/29/2014, 8:57 AM (The American Dream)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Nobody in the world loves locking people behind bars as much as Americans do.  We have more people in prison than any other nation on the planet.  We also have a higher percentage of our population locked up than anyone else does by a very large margin.  But has all of this imprisonment actually made us safer?  Well, the last time I checked, crime was still wildly out of control in America and for the most recent year that we have numbers for violent crime was up 15 percent.  The number ... (more)


Man Goes to Jail for Public Intoxication, Comes Out Looking Like He Went Through a Meat Grinder posted 07/29/2014, 8:57 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jason Bishop, 38, is claiming that he was a victim of police brutality after spending a night in the Denton City Jail for public intoxication.

Bishop is a street vendor that was hanging out as his normal spot when officer Clint Webb approached.

“When the officer approached me, I told him I had a couple of sips of vodka, but I was drinking raspberry Sprite from a Pita Pit cup at the time,” Bishop said. “He asked if anything was in the cup and I told him just soda. He
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Pedestrian Killed in Drug Investigation Police Chase posted 07/29/2014, 8:57 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Ohio man walking to his job was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven at high speeds as it was being chased by police doing a drug investigation. Agyasi Ector, 27, becomes the 27th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WDTN 2 TV News, citing law enforcement sources, Trotwood Police began chasing a vehicle "as a result of a drug operation." During the chase
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A Hundred Years of War posted 07/29/2014, 8:57 AM (Anthony Gregory)
[Category: Commentary]
One hundred years ago today, Austria-Hungary fired the first shots of World War I, sparking its conflict with Serbia. Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb, had assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Mutual defense agreements ensured that the political clash did not remain regional. Austria-Hungary got support from Germany, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. Serbia found allies in Britain, France, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Italy, Russia, Portugal, Montenegro, Japan, Brazil and the United States. The gl... (more)


Deputy Who Falsely Arrested Billion Dollar Ponzi Schemer's Enemies Gets 5 Years In Prison... posted 07/29/2014, 8:56 AM (New Times Broward-Palm Beach)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
David Benjamin, the former Broward Sheriff's deputy accused of accepting more than $20,000 from convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, was sentenced to five years in federal prison in Fort Lauderdale federal court at a hearing on Monday morning.

Federal prosecutors filed criminal conspiracy charges against Benjamin last April after he took money and gifts from Rothstein to use his influence and power as a cop to help the Ponzi schemer. Benjamin had become Rothstein's de facto he
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Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before posted 07/29/2014, 8:56 AM (Peter Schiff)
[Category: Economy]
Although Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said nothing new in her carefully manicured semi-annual testimony to Congress last week, her performance there, taken within the context of a lengthy profile in the New Yorker (that came to press at around the same time), should confirm that she is very different from any of her predecessors in the job. Put simply, she is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history.

While her tenure thus far may feel
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Marc Faber Responds To CNBC Mockery, Asks "How Has CNBC's Portfolio Done Since 1999?" posted 07/29/2014, 8:56 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
Having provided his clarifying perspective on why the markets are extremely fragile and due for a 20-30% correction, Marc Faber was assaulted by CNBC's Scott Wapner reading off a litany of recent calls that have not worked out as planned. ... (more)


Spain Likely To Pass 'Google Tax'; Makes Paying For News Snippets An 'Inalienable Right' And A New Bureaucracy To Collect It posted 07/29/2014, 8:56 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The situation over in Spain just got even more ridiculous.... (more)


Children Killed in Gaza Playground Shelling posted 07/29/2014, 8:56 AM (Al Jazeera)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Missiles have struck several sites in Gaza, including a park inside a refugee camp and an outpatient building of the strip's largest hospital, disrupting a relative lull at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Eight people, including seven children, died following missile fire on a park inside the Shati refugee camp on the edge of Gaza City, medics said.

The children were playing on a swing when the strike hit the park, Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emerge
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Monday July 28th, 2014

Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's Life posted 07/28/2014, 8:45 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Dekalb County, Georgia cop responding to a false alarm shot a couple's dog, then threatened to have the owner arrested for trying to rush him to the vet. Instead, the cop reportedly insisted they wait due to "procedure," which they did for 20 minutes after being threatened with jail, only to find out the procedure was just to take photographs of the dog's wounds. After an hour of suffering, the cop eventually let the couple take the dog to the vet, fortunately their dog didn't die from blood... (more)


Cops Beat This Father of Three to the Point of Hospitalization. 'Oh Sorry Wrong Guy' posted 07/28/2014, 8:45 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Roger Carlos was taking pictures of a building in the 10600 block of Westover Hills Boulevard in San Antonio, TX, when his life changed forever.

Carlos was photographing a building of what was soon to be home to his wife’s medical practice when all of the sudden he was ransacked by an undercover drug task force officer and two SAPD SWAT members.



The officers were looking for Josue Gonzalez, who fled from
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Illinois Cop Shoots Dog In Its Yard In Front Of 6-Year-Old Girl posted 07/28/2014, 8:45 AM ( Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HOMETOWN, IL -- A family says that while rounding up their loose puppy, a police officer arrived and shot it in the head, in its own yard, in close proximity to several onlookers, the owner, and a horrified child.

Apollo the dog, a 1-year-old shepherd-mix, had briefly gotten out of its yard on June 25th, 2014, and was being corralled his family.  Owner Nicole Echlin and her 6-year-old daughter had already gotten Apollo to come back to their yard when a representative from the Home
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Drug-War Nonsense from a U.S. Commander posted 07/28/2014, 8:44 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Pentagon got a bit freaked out. People were talking about a "peace dividend," by which they meant that Americans now had the opportunity to significantly reduce military spending now that the 45-year-old Cold War had ended.

In a bit of desperation, the Pentagon proceeded to explain why the enormous and ever-growing military part of America's governmental structure should nonetheless continue, notwithstanding the sudden and unexpec
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Ex-Cop Accused Of Planting Drugs Might Wind Up Back On Force posted 07/28/2014, 8:44 AM (Chicago Sun-Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back.

Slawomir Plewa could be back on the streets, even though the Chicago Police Department is fighting the fired cop’s efforts in court.

Plewa’s actions “represent a serious breach of the public’s trust,” says Marty Dolan, the lawyer who sued Plewa in federal court on behalf of the suburba
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New York Times: End Federal Marijuana Prohibition posted 07/28/2014, 8:44 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: General]
What is arguably the most influential and respected newspaper in the United States is ready to free the weed. In a Sunday editorial, the New York Times called forthrightly for the end of federal marijuana prohibition.

"The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana," the newspaper proclaimed. "We reached that conclusion after a great deal of
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Florida Man Killed in Drug Bust Gun Battle posted 07/28/2014, 8:44 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Belle Isle, Florida, man died Wednesday during a gun battle with undercover deputies trying to seize a package from his home. Giles Harrison Carter, 29, becomes the 26th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WOFL Fox 35 Orlando, citing police sources, undercover Orange County sheriff's deputies belonging to the department's narcotics unit were attempting to interce
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Boston Police Say Residents Do Not 'Need' to Own Shotguns, Rifles posted 07/28/2014, 8:44 AM (Homeland Review)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Residents of Boston do not need shotguns or rifles, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.... (more)


...but they themselves "need" one of these:



Covina Officer Probed Over Arrest of Man Filming Police Activity posted 07/28/2014, 8:43 AM (SGV Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Covina police officer who arrested a Pomona man filming a reported domestic dispute call and then detaining him for six hours is under administrative investigation by his superiors.

[...][Police Chief Kim] Raney declined to comment on the specifics of the administrative investigation of Counts, but he noted that the officer underwent training about
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Admitted Liar Claims Russia Is Shooting Artillery Into Ukraine posted 07/28/2014, 8:43 AM (Washington's Blog)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Should we believe a known liar?

James Clapper now claims that satellite photos show that Russia fired artillery into Ukraine.
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Marijuana: Colorado pot products seized in Oklahoma could put two men in prison for life posted 07/28/2014, 8:43 AM (Westword)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two Florida men could be facing a life sentence in Oklahoma for attempting to transport Colorado-and California-made cannabis, hash, edibles and other concentrated forms of herb worth about $250,000.... (more)


"Racist" Zip Codes posted 07/28/2014, 8:43 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Commentary]
A new type of social engineering is poised to descend on American communities: diversity mapping and the rectification of any racial inequities the mapping reveals.

The campaign is meant to stamp out “geospatial discrimination.” The term refers to the fact that affluent neighborhoods tend to be dominated by whites and Asians. What government calls “protected minorities,” especially blacks, are relatively absent from such communities. To the Obama administration, their absence cons
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Friday July 25th, 2014

SWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong Home posted 07/25/2014, 6:14 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Orange County, Florida sheriff's deputies waging an armed raid for a suspected pot dealer entered a family's home guns blazing and shot a teen girl and her dog, only to find out the suspect they were looking for hadn't lived in the home for weeks -- despite their claim to have "surveilled" the home extensively prior to the raid. All the cops ended up finding was some perfectly legal ammunition and some pot seeds and marijuana paraphernalia. All charges against the suspect were later dropped, ... (more)


A Kind Woman Stops to Rescue Ducklings on the Roadside, Cop Shows up, Writes Her a Ticket for It posted 07/25/2014, 6:14 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Hallie Bibeau is a 33 year old resident of Newfields, N.H., with a very kind heart.

Bibeau was driving down Route 101 by exit 8 on Friday when she saw a group of ducklings and their mother who’d been hit by a car.

Being the Good Samaritan that she is, Bibeau stopped her car on the median to help the distressed ducks.

“I could hear them peeping, and I looked over the right hand side of the road, and I saw that their mom had been hit and was dead on the
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Cop Detains Family as They Rush Their 2-Year-Old Son to the Hospital for a Scorpion Sting posted 07/25/2014, 6:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Imagine that your 2 year old son has just been stung by a scorpion. He begins to react to the venom, seething in agony and vomiting.

Your first instinct would be to get him to a hospital as soon as possible. Knowing that every minute counts you do not have the time to wait for an ambulance to get you there, you drive yourself.

Most people would speed to the hospita
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Driving Away From Cop At Window posted 07/25/2014, 6:13 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When Wisconsin police officers knock on the window of a car and motion to roll down the window, the state Supreme Court said in a 5 to 2 ruling that the motorist is free to ignore the cop and drive away.

"Although we acknowledge that this is a close case, we conclude that a law enforcement officer's knock on a car window does not by itself constitute a show of authority sufficient to give rise to the belief in a reasonable person that the person is not free to leave," Justice Davi
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Pennsylvania Man Shot by Police During Warrant Service for Parking Tickets posted 07/25/2014, 6:13 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LEHIGH COUNTY, PA — A man may never walk again after he was shot in his driveway by a constable who had showed up to his home regarding unpaid parking tickets.

Kevin McCullers, 38, was just about to make a trip to go buy some morning doughnuts when his life changed forever.  Around 7:30 a.m. on July 17th, McCullers got into his car, opened his garage door, and put his car into reverse gear.  As he backed out of the driveway, his girlfriend abruptly heard gunshots ring out.
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Is THIS Why the Plane Was Shot Down? posted 07/25/2014, 6:13 AM (Washington's Blog)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
Senior U.S. officials now admit that the Malaysian airlines passenger plane was likely accidentally shot down.

The Russian government claims Ukrainian fig
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State Dept. Accuses Russia of Firing Artillery Into Ukraine, Refuses to Provide Any Evidence posted 07/25/2014, 6:13 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]


Our intelligence shows Russia is arming the separatists in Ukraine with rocket launchers, and they're firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainian military positions, but we can't provide you with any evidence, so says State Department spokesmodel Marie Harf.


Cop Arrested For Repeatedly Pulling Over 18-Yr-Old Female Teen posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (Times Record News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Saint Jo Police Officer was arrested July 15 for official oppression, based on allegations by a Bowie area teen.

Steven Bret Nabors, 34, is accused of unlawfully detaining an 18-year-old female driver from the Bowie area on at least two occasions and following her on several other occasions, according to the arrest affidavit.
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DC Cops Learn From FBI: Regularly Invent Crimes To Arrest 'Possible Future' Criminals posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As we recently discussed, it's becoming readily apparent that the FBI's most vaunted counter-terrorism wins are almost all stings for "crimes" they made up all by themselves and then coerced others to join. Even for those that don't have a problem with this kind of practice in theory, it has to be jarring to learn just how many of... (more)


Deputy Who Fatally Struck Bicyclist Was Texting: Report posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (NBC LA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy who hit and killed a former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster in December was texting, the Los Angeles Daily News reported, citing court documents.

Milton Everett Olin
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You're Much More Likely to Be Killed By Brain-Eating Parasites, Texting While Driving, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or "Autoerotic Asphyxiation" than by Terrorists posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (Washington's Blog)
[Category: General]
Calm Down … You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism.... (more)


America's Dumbest Move Yet: Seizing A Foreign Bank posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
Ten dark suited men entered the premises of FBME bank in Cyprus on Friday afternoon and took it hostage.

It must have looked like a scene from the Matrix. And given the surrealism of how this conflict is escalating, maybe it was.

The men were from the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC). And they commandeered FBME because an obscure agency within the US government recently issued a report accusing the bank of laundering money.
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Wisconsin Man Rescues Missing Person Using Quadcopter Camera posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (PINAC)
[Category: General]


In twenty minutes, David Lesh succeeded where police, search dogs, hundreds of volunteers and a helicopter failed.
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Border Patrol Agent Forces Man to Delete Recording for "Officer Safety and Security" posted 07/25/2014, 6:11 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the southern border to the northern border to even the border of Alaska and all the checkpoints miles away from the border, U.S. Border Patrol Agents are forcing citizens to delete photos they have taken of checkpoints, not that th... (more)


Faked drug-dog certification puts Baltimore drug-money forfeiture at risk posted 07/25/2014, 6:11 AM (City Paper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Early last year, the U.S. Supreme Court elevated the legal status of drug-detecting dogs, ruling that a police search can be presumed lawful if it is predicated on a positive alert by a well-trained dog with basic paperwork. Such training, though, is bunk if not accompanied by valid certification of the dog and its handler. Not only was it lacking in an ongoing drug-money forfeiture case in Maryland U.S. District Court, in which the government is seeking to keep $122,640 in cash seized last Sept... (more)


State investigating viral photo of officer parked in handicapped spot posted 07/25/2014, 6:11 AM (WLWT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CINCINNATI —The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is investigating after a photo of an officer's truck parked in a handicapped spot at a Cincinnati marina became a viral hit.

The photo posted on Facebook and Reddit this week shows a State Watercraft Officer vehicle parked at the Four Seasons Yacht Club on Kellogg Avenue. The photo had more than a million views via Reddit by Thursday afternoon.
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe Explains How Individuals Create Security And The State Destroys It posted 07/25/2014, 6:11 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Thursday July 24th, 2014

Bill Maher Slams Police State Militarization posted 07/24/2014, 7:14 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


"Once you start dressing an equipping people like an occupying army, they start acting like one."

Bill Maher criticizes the police arming themselves to the teeth, though he reveals he's under the delusion without cops the world would be "like the movie 'The Purge' every night."

In reality, the state's monopoly on protection services creates more crime than it pre
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Daily Show Slams Highway Patrol "Banditos" Robbing People Through Forfeiture Laws posted 07/24/2014, 7:14 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper does an excellent comedy piece exposing the criminal nature of asset forfeiture laws.


Woman With Allergies Arrested and Imprisoned for Buying Sudafed posted 07/24/2014, 7:14 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
TALLAHASSEE (CN) - Florida sheriff's officers falsely arrested and imprisoned a woman with allergies for buying two boxes of Sudafed at a drug store, she claims in Federal Court.

Mickey Lynn Goodson claims she bought the two boxes of the over-the-counter drug because the pharmacist recommended it. She sued Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young and the two officers who arrested her, Rodney Moore and William Buckhalt.

Charges of possession of a controlled subs
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Scouts Receive "Civics Lesson" in American Totalitarianism posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Visitors to the former Soviet Union were frequently admonished not to take photographs of buildings and government personnel, out of fear of attracting the attention of the secret police. The danger was particularly acute when entering or leaving East Germany, where border guards stationed at the Berlin Wall checkpoints were very aggressive and entirely capable of killing people on the spot for trivial infractions.

The same is true while crossing the border between South Korea and
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California Cop Arrests Man for Video Recording "Private Cars" from Public Sidewalk posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Southern California police officer arrested a man for video recording “private cars” from a public sidewalk.

The Covina police officer named K. Counts then handcuffed the man when he refused to provide identification, claiming that they were looking for a suspect on the loose, and that it could have very well been the man with the camera who decided to return to the crime of th
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It's Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending Police posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (National Review)
[Category: Commentary]
Imagine if I were to tell you there is a large group of government employees, with generous salaries and ridiculously cushy retirement pensions covered by the taxpayer, who enjoy incredible job security and are rarely held accountable even for activities that would almost certainly earn the rest of us prison time. When there is proven misconduct, these government employees are merely reassigned and are rarely dismissed. The bill for any legal settlements concerning their errors? It, too, is cove... (more)


Connecticut Police Department Tries to Arrest One of Its Own For Brutality, State's Attorney Says Nope, Too Complicated posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in Enfield, Connecticut, were ready to arrest one of their own, Matthew Worden, for punching a suspect when it was "neither necessary nor needed." They prepared a 7-page arrest warrant where it sounded like the cop's excuse was that his victim got in the way of his punches, but the state's attorney in Hartford rejected the application because, well, the incident was too complicated to follow.... (more)

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