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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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Despite This 87-yo Woman Crashing Into A Cop Car, Police Still Escorted Her To See Sick Son posted 12/13/2014, 6:44 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: General]


Salt Lake City, UT — Helen “Skeeter” Smith had to get to the hospital as quick as she could after getting the call that all mothers dread hearing. Her son was gravely ill and in the hospital.

The 87-year-old jumped into her car in southern Nevada on Friday and began her 350 mile, high-speed drive up I-15. Not long into her drive, she “buzzed past” a Utah Trooper who immediately p
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Woman Arrested & Thrown In Solitary Confinement For Yelling "F*** The Police" At A Cop posted 12/13/2014, 6:42 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cobb County, GA — A Marietta woman, after expressing her disdain for police, was subsequently arrested and thrown in solitary confinement for her free speech.

Amy Barnes was riding her bicycle to the store back in April of 2012 when she drove by a Cobb County police officer as he was questioning a suspect. As she peddled by the officer, Barnes yelled out, “F*** the Police!” while raising her middle finger.

We can hear Barnes express her feelings towards the Cobb Cou
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Inside The CIA Torture Program: Mock Drowning, Medical Rape, Russian Roulette posted 12/13/2014, 6:39 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police State USA has reviewed the recent unclassified report released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, titled “Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” (Download the PDF here). The Committee, which spent six years probing the CIA’s practices, characterized the interrogation procedures used since... (more)


Acting on a Bogus Tip, Cops Raid Innocent Family, Execute Grandfather as He Lay Face Down posted 12/13/2014, 6:39 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
East Dublin, GA — Acting on a bogus tip about methamphetamine from a car thief, the Laurens County Sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant for the home of devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, David Hooks.

An hour after the judge signed the warrant police raided Hooks’ house and took the life of this innocent grandfather.

An attorney representing David Hooks’ widow says that the September 24, shooting did not go down as law enforcement authorities state
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Comedian Dave Chappelle Says He Was Choked By The Police In New Orleans posted 12/13/2014, 6:38 AM (NOLA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chappelle said he was working on his "first movie" here in New Orleans. He was playing a mugger, he said. He was dressed for the part. The movie set was surrounded with police tape. He ducked under it. Then a police officer set upon him and immediately started choking him.... (more)


Say Goodbye to the Nation State, This is How the New System Will Look Like posted 12/13/2014, 6:38 AM (Soverign Man)
[Category: Economy]
Doing what has never been done before, the Estonian government has recently introduced an “e-residency” program for foreigners.

The idea is to enable people from around the world to very simply establish a unique digital presence in the country, and then carry the benefits of that with them wherever they go in the world.

[...]Given that corporate income taxes for undistributed profits in Estonia are zero, this is a massive perk to any entrepreneur or anyone interest
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MPAA Prepares to Bring Pirate Site Blocking to the U.S. posted 12/13/2014, 6:38 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The MPAA is in discussions with the major movie studios over ways to introduce site blocking to the United States. TorrentFreak has learned that the studios will try to achieve website blockades using principles available under existing law. Avoiding another SOPA-style backlash is high on the agenda.... (more)


Leaked Emails Reveal MPAA Plans To Pay Elected Officials To Attack Google posted 12/13/2014, 6:38 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Okay, it's no secret that the MPAA hates Google. It doesn't take a psychology expert to figure that out. But in the last few days, some of the leaks from the Sony Pictures hack have revealed the depths of that hatred, raising serious questions about how the MPAA abuses the legal process in corrupt and dangerous ways. The most serious charge -- unfortunately completely buried by this report at The Verge -- is that it appears the MPAA and the major Hollywood studios directly f... (more)


Silk Road Judge: I Won't Reveal Witnesses Because Ulbricht Could Have Them Killed posted 12/13/2014, 6:38 AM (Wired)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
When alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht’s trial begins in less than a month, he’ll face charges of narcotics conspiracy, money laundering, and computer fraud—not murder. But the specter of violence is creeping into Ulbricht’s trial nonetheless. The prosecution and judge in his case have now refused to let him know which witnesses will be testifying against him for fear that he might orchestrate their killing from his jail cell.... (more)


Friday December 12th, 2014

Man Asks Cop Nicely To Stop Blocking Traffic, Cop Beats Him With Flashlight & Stomps On His Head posted 12/12/2014, 5:29 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sacramento, CA — A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy is on paid vacation after a video surfaced showing him stomping on a man’s face and hitting him with his flashlight after tasering him.

Undersheriff Jaime Lewis says that they are investigating themselves after viewing the video.

“There are portions of that video that clearly have caused me concern,” Lewis said. “And that is exactly what has caused the department to initiate an investigation, so we can get to the
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Baltimore Police Assault and Tase Daughter of an Officer--On Video--Attempt to Delete Evidence posted 12/12/2014, 5:29 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Baltimore, MD– Baltimore police are under fire once again after a video surfaced of 36 year old Kianga Mwamba being assaulted and tased by an officer, while filming an arrest the officer was making in the street back in March.  The out of control officer attempted to delete the video, but it was pulled from the cloud by the woman’s children and posted online on Monday.

While the two minute long video itself isn’t too graphic, it is certainly hard to listen to.

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"Don't make me fear for my safety!" -- That's all that's missing from this disturbing event!


Texas to Set Precedent for Another Shakedown by Cops? posted 12/12/2014, 5:29 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A bill before the Texas legislature is being widely misreported by the alternative media. That's a shame because H.B. 121 could set a dangerous precedent by giving law enforcement a procedure that invites corruption and could quickly expand in scope. H.B. 121 dramatically increases the police ability to extort money from average Americans. That's the flip side of the police state: one side enforces... (more)


Government Save Us From "Overpriced" Chinese Food posted 12/12/2014, 5:27 AM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Commentary]
This week's internet-fueled Outrage of the Week is the case of Harvard attorney Ben Edelman who has insisted on "notifying the authorities" to punish a small restaurant for "overcharging" the professor to the tune of four dollars. 

Boston.com reported on the case, posting the full email exchange. Now, the profess... (more)



Hollywood: Top Cops Admit To Deleting Internal Affairs Files, Escape Charges posted 12/12/2014, 5:27 AM (Sun Sentinel)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two high-ranking, well-paid Hollywood cops under investigation for deleting Internal Affairs files will not face criminal charges, their attorneys said this week.

Assistant Police Chief Ken Haberland, who yearly earns $112,216, and Maj. Norris Redding, who earns $103,459, have admitted to inadvertently violating state law and will each face a civil fine up to $500, court records show. It remains unclear whether the files they're suspected of deleting have been recovered.
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Canada: Supreme Court Says Police Can Search Cellphones Without Warrant During Arrest posted 12/12/2014, 5:27 AM (GlobalNews.ca)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
OTTAWA – A divided Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that police can conduct a limited search of suspect’s cellphone without getting a search warrant, but they must follow strict rules.

By a 4-3 margin, the court said in a precedent-setting ruling that the search must be directly related to the circumstances of a person's arrest and the police must keep detailed records of the search.
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Thursday December 11th, 2014

NYPD Cop Threatens Innocent Man By Saying "Don't Make Me Fear For My Safety" posted 12/11/2014, 6:01 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
New York City, New York – This week in the Bronx, a young blogger and Cop Watcher by the name of M. Logic managed to capture a disturbing encounter with NYPD cops on his cellphone camera.

Logic saw two NYPD officers walking down the street and snooping around the vehicles that were parked on the side of the road. The officers were not fighting crime, but were instead writing tickets.
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Viral Video: Cop Attempts to Bully & Intimidate Teen, Brutally Slams Him Face First on the Sidewalk posted 12/11/2014, 6:01 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Phoenix -- While in recent weeks it has become all too apparent to the public that police are rarely held accountable for their actions. This case highlights exactly why many citizens dislike cops and the public as a whole is losing respect for them at a rapid rate.

A video circulating on Facebook shows a power tripping cop abusing a teenager for not respecting his “authority.”

After being called out on a noise complaint, this officer decided to use his perceived au
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I Love Loosies and the People Who Sell Them posted 12/11/2014, 6:01 AM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn't intend to kill him. They intended only to show him who's boss on the streets of Staten Island -- and show him in a way he would never forget.

As a Facebook friend of mine put it, instead they showed him in a way he will never remember.

This pretty much explains the cops' reckless disregard for Garner's life that day, and it is what makes the grand-jury sham
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America's Universal Torture Regime posted 12/11/2014, 6:01 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
According to the newly released Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture, prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere in the CIA's global archipelago of "black sites" were subjected to "rectal feeding," "rectal hydration," and similar violations.

Defenders of the Warfare State insist that such methods are a cruel but necessary tactic in a generational struggle against implacable foreign enemies. After all, "we're at war," supposedly, and foreign enemy combatants aren't e
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The System Protects the System posted 12/11/2014, 6:01 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An interesting split has been developing in the reactions to the Ferguson and the Staten Island grand jury decisions. When you look closely, this is exactly the division that has for so long defined the American left and right and has kept libertarians on the sidelines.

The left is outraged that the state is not doing exactly what the left expects from an idealized, unicorn state. When they said they wanted a system where everything was controlled by the state, for the common
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Cop Accidentally Shoots Man, Ignores Emergency Responder, Other Cops In Order To Text Union Rep posted 12/11/2014, 5:59 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Late last month, rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang shot an unarmed resident of a Brooklyn housing project while entering an unlit stairwell. While opening a door, Liang's gun "discharged" (as they say). The bullet struck Akai Gurley in the chest, killing him.

It was an accident, but an avoidable one. Liang claims to have been opening the door to the stairwell
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Silk Road Prosecutors Rely on Slander As Trial Approaches posted 12/11/2014, 5:58 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
What does a prosecutor do when their primary "evidence" was likely gathered through parallel construction of illegally hacked data, and support for the defendant is gaining whether he's innocent or not? They slander him, of course.

Since Silk Road prosecutors have no actual victims to parade in front of the public or the jury to bolster their case against its alleged mastermind, Ross Ulbricht, they have to invent victims by rehashing unsubstantiated claims of "murder-for-hire" plo
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NYPD officers are involved in two out of three of our corrupt cop reports this week, and a pair of thieving San Francisco cops round out the rogues' gallery. Let's get to it:

In Sunrise City, Florida, an NYPD officer was arrested last Tuesday while trying to buy 10 pounds of cocaine. Officer Philip LeRoy, a former Queens precinct "Cop of the Year," now faces charg
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Watch What Happened When Two Thugs Started a Gunfight With a 74-Year-Old Woman posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (Infowars)
[Category: General]
A 74-year-old woman came out on top of a gunfight with two criminal thugs after they tried to rob her pawn shop in Springdale, Arkansas this past weekend, but was subsequently blamed by her neighbor for daring to defend herself.

Marcus Gould and Leon Roberson walked into the C & S Gun and Pawn Shop on Saturday morning intent on stealing thousands of dollars worth of items, but what they didn’t bargain for was a wily gun owner who could shoot better than they could.
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Make the CIA Release Its Chile Torture Files posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
With the long-awaited release of the U.S. Senate's Torture Report, it would be tempting to believe that the CIA's torture regime began after 9/11 2001.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Let's not forget the torture regime in Chile that began on 9/11 1973 and continued for years after that.

From 1970 to 1973, the CIA did everything it could to bring about a military coup in Chile, one designed to oust the democratically elected president of the country, Salvad
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Protests Begin As Congress Tilts Toward Upending D.C. Law Legalizing Pot posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
D.C. officials and activists for marijuana legalization launched a long-shot bid Wednesday to halt a federal budget deal that appeared poised to upend the city’s successful ballot measure last month to legalize the drug.

The day after Congress came to a tentative budget deal that included language intended to block the city’s measure, proponents chanted and marched to Capitol Hill, held a sit-in at the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and promised to keep u
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Google News Shuttered in Spain Thanks to "Ancillary Copyright" Law posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Today, Google has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the Spanish version of Google News, effective from December 16, 2014. The shutdown comes in direct response to amendments to the Spanish intellectual property law (Ley De Propiedad Intelectual) imposing a compulsory fee for the use of snippets of text to link to news articles, by o... (more)


$404,155,000,000: Taxes Set Record in First 2 Months of FY15--Deficit Still $179B posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Economy]
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Treasury continued to rake in tax dollars at a record rate in November as the federal government closed out the first two months of fiscal 2015 with $404,155,000,000 in total receipts, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

In constant 2014 dollars, this is the first time federal revenues have topped $400 billion in the first two months of the fiscal year.

Even with these record revenues, the Treasury ran a deficit of $1
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E-mails Reveal Obama's Morality Police Are Targeting Lawful Businesses posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (The New American)
[Category: Economy]
It’s an example, in essence, of legislating from the bureaucratic cubicle. A House committee has discovered e-mails showing that officials at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation schemed to destroy lawful businesses they found morally objectionable.

The vehicle through which this is done is Operation Choke Point; this is an Obama administration effort ostensibly designed to “choke off” access to the U.S. financial system to illegal operations, but it’s also being applied to t
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Greenpeace Faces 'Criminal' Prosecution For Desecrating Peruvian Sacred Sites – Forced To Apologize posted 12/11/2014, 5:57 AM (Climate Depot)
[Category: General]
LIMA, Peru -- Greenpeace has been forced to apologize for desecrating Peruvian sacred sites with politically motivated climate messages during the UN climate summit this week.... (more)


Wednesday December 10th, 2014

Cop Who Punched Man, Tripped Pregnant Woman In Viral Video Gets Promoted posted 12/10/2014, 4:40 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Denver police officer filmed punching a drug suspect and shoving a pregnant woman to the ground belly first just received a promotion despite the shocking video (which the officers' allegedly deleted yet was recovered through the cloud) going viral just two weeks ago.

From KDVR:
DENVER — Just one week after FOX31 Denver first aired a ... (more)


Why "Support Your Local Police" is a Formula for Despotism posted 12/10/2014, 4:39 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. - Garet Garrett, “The Revolution Was”

“We are extremely concerned about recent developments in this country which have imposed new and dangerous burdens on our local police,”frets the “Statement of Principles” of the Support Your Loca
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The Game Is Rigged: Why Americans Keep Losing to the Police State posted 12/10/2014, 4:39 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens.” — Leo Tolstoy

My 7-year-old granddaughter has suddenly developed a keen interest in card games: Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Blackjack, and War. We’ve fallen into a set pattern now: every time we play, she deals the cards, and I pretend not to see her stacking the deck in her favor. And of course, I always lose.

I don’t mind losing to my gr
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Cop Won't Face Charges After Breaking Woman's Face While She Was Handcuffed in Cruiser posted 12/10/2014, 4:38 AM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The controversial decision was made despite video evidence of the confrontation, reported the Seattle Times, which took place between Officer Adley Shepherd and 23-year-old Miyekko Durden-Bosley back on June 22.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced recently that after conducting an investigation into the incident, Officer Shepherd was found to have "acted professionall
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Why U.S. Cops Can Kill Americans With Impunity posted 12/10/2014, 4:38 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As I write, FOX News television is reporting on the following story, which is also posted to its website, “A protest against police-involved killings spun out of control for the second straight night in Berkeley, Calif. Sunday [Dec. 7], as demonstrators threw rocks and explosives at officers, turned on each other, and shut down a highway.” Two officers were injured. A... (more)


Bureau of Labor Statistics Released Top 10 Dangerous Jobs Report: Police Officer Not On It posted 12/10/2014, 4:36 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
We are constantly reminded via politicians, television, and the mainstream media in general of just how brave those "boys in blue" are to work in such "dangerous" conditions. The thin blue line, we're told, is akin to storming the beaches at Normandy.

But do these claims of mass danger and death hold water? Is it really necessary to smash an elderly woman's face into the ground, so you can "make it home to your wife and kids"?

Over the last decade police departm
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After Killing 12-yo Tamir Rice, Police Handcuffed His 14-yo Sister, Threatened To Arrest Mother posted 12/10/2014, 4:36 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Cleveland, Ohio – All month, we have been reporting on the story of a young boy named Tamir Rice who was shot and killed by a police officer while playing in a park with a toy gun.

As more details about the incident surface, the situation has become more and more disturbing than police initially described.

This week, Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice has spoken out at a press conference, saying that not only was her 12-year-old son shot by officer Timothy Loehmann, but h
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San Francisco Cop Attacks Man for Recording, Jails him Overnight on No Charges posted 12/10/2014, 4:36 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
It turns out, Derek Youmans never touched the San Francisco cop who pounced on him at the airport in the video I posted this morning.

All he did was offer a handshake before attempting to walk away, already having obtained the cop’s name, Keith Parker, over not having been allowed on a plane earlier after he was falsely accused of drinking (more on that later).
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Washington DC Council Moves To Protect Its Citizens From Its Cops, Passes Asset Forfeiture Overhaul Bill posted 12/10/2014, 4:36 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Federal guidelines on asset forfeiture say law enforcement agencies "may not commit" to spending figures in advance, but that hasn't stopped the Washington, DC police department from doing exactly that. As we covered here recently, the DC police have penciled in expected seizure amounts all the way up through 2018. All that's left to ... (more)


Former Police Chief Norm Stamper Criticizes "Occupation Mentality" Of Today's Police posted 12/10/2014, 4:36 AM (McClatchy DC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"...There is a preoccupation with officer safety. We want our police to make it home at the end of every shift, but their purpose in life shouldn’t be self-preservation, as understandable as that may be. These officers were not drafted into police service. They elected to become cops, and in carrying out the police function, they need to understand they’ve been hired in part to take risks – wise, prudent risks – and to de-escalate situations and diffuse tension. But if their major goal at end of... (more)


Horrific Torture Report Shows Why Much Of The World Considers America To Be The Nazis Of The 21st Century posted 12/10/2014, 4:35 AM (The American Dream)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Good guys do not sadistically torture people.  Good guys do not threaten to sexually abuse the family members of their prisoners, and they certainly do not forcibly ram things up the rear ends of those in their custody.  One of the greatest dangers that our country is facing is the fact that we are not passing on what it means to be “American” to future generations.  Once upon a time, Americans were the good guys.  But now, instead of fighting the Nazis we are behaving just like them.  The detai... (more)


Terror and Torture in the Name of "National Security" posted 12/10/2014, 4:35 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Senate Committee on Intelligence has finally released its study on the CIA's "Enhanced Interrogation Program" (what may be called “torture techniques” by some) after a delay of more than a year. The report is some 525 pages. (You can access the entire report here.).

The findings of the report are appalling. Here are some of the big “takeaways.”

1. The CIA's enhanced interro
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Bush Administration Paid Gruber $1,248,000 to be 'Expert Witness' posted 12/10/2014, 4:35 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
(CNSNews.com) -- For the $2.2 million MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has been paid by the federal government since 2000, he collected $516,000 during Clinton’s presidency, $1,248,000 during the Bush administration, and $452,600 after President Barack Obama took office.

An assistant economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by 1992, Gruber’s career with the federal government started in 1997 when he took a leave of absence from MIT to serve as deputy assistant
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Just a Bou Bou posted 12/10/2014, 4:35 AM (Strike-The-Root)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
How would you feel after almost burning a 19 month old baby’s face off? Can we cross heroic off the list of emotions? A Habersham County, Georgia SWAT team tossed a stun grenade into the playpen of sleeping toddler Bou Bou Phonesavanh at 3 A.M. on May 28th. The ordnance exploded inches from his face. So far the child’s medical expenses approach $1 million. If the responsible parties spent the rest of their lives without living down the guilt, should we care? None of them faced a credible threat ... (more)


NSA Warrantless Bulk Phone Metadata Spying Continues Unabated posted 12/10/2014, 4:35 AM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The NSA's bulk phone metadata spying program was renewed for another 90 days, the fourth time the warrantless snooping has been reauthorized following President Barack Obama promising reform last January, the government said Monday.

That means the nation's telecoms will continue forwarding a database to the government that includes the phone numbers of all calls, the international mobile subscriber identity number of mobile callers, the calling card numbers used in calls, and the
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Fifty More Ways to Leave Leviathan posted 12/10/2014, 4:34 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Resistance]
It’s been over a year since we published “50 Ways to Leave Leviathan.” That successful piece showed how innovation and entrepreneurship are gradually undermining the top-down, command-and-control approach to governance.

It is happening quickly by any historical standard, but it is also happening incrementally in ways that cause us not to notice. The bigger the pattern, the more slowly we tend to recogni
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Swedish Police Raid The Pirate Bay, Site Offline posted 12/10/2014, 4:34 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline. Although no official statement has been made, TF sources confirm action against TPB.... (more)


Tuesday December 9th, 2014

Illinois General Assembly Revives Ban On Filming Police posted 12/09/2014, 2:23 AM (Illinois Policy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Earlier this year, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a state eavesdropping law that made it a crime for citizens to record conversations with police or anyone else without the other person's permission. The court held that the old law “criminalize[d] a wide range of innocent conduct” and violated free-spee... (more)


"I Can't Breathe!" - Arizona Cop Caught on Cam Brutally Attacking Teen Girl While Mother Begs Them to Stop posted 12/09/2014, 2:23 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Mesa, AZ– A video was uploaded to Facebook on Friday of a Mesa, Arizona police officer repeatedly punching and attacking a 15 year old girl as her mother begged them to stop.

The young girl, who was reportedly a runaway, was screaming that she couldn’t breathe as her mother attempted to explain to the officers that she has mental problems as well as asthma.

Luis
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Reduce Police Abuse of Blacks posted 12/09/2014, 2:23 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There are many good arguments for ending the war on drugs, including that drug laws constitute a grave violation of the principles of freedom, that the drug war is a manifest failure, and that the drug war has produced massive negative consequences, such as death, ruination of lives, official corruption, gang wars, kidnappings, muggings, thefts, and asset-forfeiture laws.

All that would disappear with the legalization of drugs.

But that's not all that would disappea
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California Deputy Pepper Sprays Then Executes Pregnant Dog After Going to Wrong House posted 12/09/2014, 2:23 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
La Puente, CA– Rosleen Banner is calling for justice after a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy ignored her “beware of dogs” sign, entered her yard, pepper sprayed her pregnant dog Tata and executed her with three shots to the head.

The deputy was responding to a call claiming a man and woman were fighting, but had shown up to the wrong address when they barged into Banner’s fenced yard.  Banner heard the first two shots and ran outside for the third shot, and found her beloved
... (more)

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