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Man Tries to Inform Cops that his Son is Autistic, So he is Assaulted, Tased, and Arrested posted 09/10/2014, 7:48 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
All charges have been dropped against Roy Sherman, the man who was tased, arrested and charged with assaulting a deputy, all for trying to inform officers his son was autistic during a routine traffic stop in Marion County, Florida CopWatch reports.... (more)


Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook posted 09/10/2014, 7:47 PM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
U.S. politicians are exploiting the gruesome beheadings of two American journalists to whip up war fever against ISIS, the "criminal gang" masquerading as an organization of devout Sunni Muslims that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq. The American propaganda campaign seems to be working if recent polls are accurate.

No decent person is anything but appalled by those executions. But are they grounds
... (more)




This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 09/10/2014, 7:46 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A storied Chicago narc finally goes down, a Michigan reserve cop admits trying to trade speed pills for sex, and a whole raft of jail and prison guards get themselves in trouble. Let's get to it:

In El Centro, California, a state prison guard was arrested last Tuesday on charges he smuggled drugs into th
... (more)


DHS Will Ask Stores to Watch Customers' Buying Habits for Terrorist Clues posted 09/10/2014, 7:45 PM (Washington Times)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department will be issuing new guidance to retailers this week giving them pointers on how to spot potential terrorists among their customers by looking at what they’re buying.... (more)
Meanwhile, they're loading up on tanks, guns and ammunition.


New Law Would Require $175 Permit To Wear A Costume In Times Square posted 09/10/2014, 7:45 PM (Gothamist)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Today Councilmember Andy King will introduce legislation that would require costumed characters in Times Square to pay a registration fee of $175, carry a photo ID, submit to a background check, and face fines for noncompliance. "If you're out there in a costume and we can't recognize who you are, we're gonna ask you to present ID," King says. "If you can't present ID, officers will have the option of asking you to leave the location, give you a fine, or removing you from the location." ... (more)




France: Facebook Users Stand Trial For Anti-Speed Camera Posts posted 09/10/2014, 7:44 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Fifteen Facebook users in France will have to wait until December to find out whether a criminal court judge deems them to be illegal radar detectors. A packed courtroom in the southern town of Rodez heard the case against the leaders of the 10,000-member page "The group that tells you where the police are in Aveyron on Tuesday. Officials were infuriated by the memes posted on the page mocking automated ticketing and warning members where speed traps in the area are lurking. The charges were fil... (more)


'Obama Snubbed at Top Golf Clubs' posted 09/10/2014, 7:44 PM (Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.)
[Category: Commentary]
With a headline like that, Huffpo wanted to imply that the clubs rejected El Jefe for race reasons. In fact, the clubs didn’t want their courses destroyed by the army of snipers, food tasters, bodyguards, doctors, techs, communications trucks,  the presidential armored toad, military vehicles, ambulances, and the rolling hospital that always accompany the Emperor. Also, the clubs would have had to toss out the... (more)


Tuesday September 9th, 2014

New Police "Compliance Weapon" Blinds Targets posted 09/09/2014, 5:50 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A firm that provides non-lethal equipment to law enforcement is set to release a new “compliance weapon” that temporarily blinds targets for up to 15 minutes, amidst a national conversation about the militarization of police in the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Shield Defense Systems, LLC, a company based in Reno, Nevada, is currently developing the Z-RO “retinal obfuscation” gun. According to the firm’s website, the weapon, “Obstructs the target’s vision temporar
... (more)


Drug Warriors Claim Colorado Going to Pot posted 09/09/2014, 5:50 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
As we moved into the second half of 2014, I was eager to learn if marijuana legalization in Colorado was succeeding. At first there was little being reported, but eventually reports started appearing in the news. Business Insider reported that "Legalizing Weed in Colorado Is A Huge Success," although they did temper their report with a "Down Side" as well. Jacob Sullum reported th... (more)


Texas Police Arrest Three Cop Watchers and Confiscate Cell Phones after Weeks of Mounting Tensions posted 09/09/2014, 5:50 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In several episodes over recent months, Arlington police officers have been forced to flee the scene of a crime as cop watchers arrived with cameras, members of the Tarrant County Peaceful Streets Project and Texas Cop Block who parked nearby, recording officers from a public space, leading officers to stop what they were doing.

In one recent incident, the Dallas Observer’s Sky C
... (more)




Crazy Cop Kicks Handcuffed, Seated Woman in Chest posted 09/09/2014, 5:50 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Louisville, KY — A Louisville Metro Police officer is on paid vacation after being caught on dashcam kicking a handcuffed and seated female victim in the chest.

According to the criminal complaint, Knopf arrived to find the victim seated and with her hands cuffed behind her back. The two engaged verbally, with Knopf allegedly calling the victim a bitch as she stood over her and told those nearby she “was familiar” with the victim.

Knopf approached the victim, leaned
... (more)


Spokesman For Sotloff Family Blasts Obama; White House Using Murdered Journalists As "Pawns" posted 09/09/2014, 5:50 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Appearing on CNN Monday, a spokesman for the family of murdered US journalist Steven Sotloff slammed the Obama administration, declaring that both Sotloff and his compatriot journalist James Foley were used, and still are being used, by the White House to further its agenda in Syria.... (more)


Monday September 8th, 2014

Federal Appellate Judge Slams Justice Department Over Immigration Checkpoint Detention posted 09/08/2014, 8:37 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard a Justice Department official argue that agents have the right to indefinitely detain "uncooperative" motorists at border roadblocks far from the actual border. US Air Force Major Richard Rynearson was stopped on March 18, 2010 when he came to an immigration checkpoint on Highway 90 in Uvalde, Texas, 67 miles from the border with Mexico. The Justice Department attorney got off to a bad start with the three-judge panel.

"To tak
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Man Assaulted and Arrested for Filming Militarized Police Raid, From Across the Street posted 09/08/2014, 8:37 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Gresham, Oregon, a man was filming a heavily militarized SWAT raid on his iPad from across the street, when he was assaulted by 1st Amendment violating thugs dressed in Kevlar. 

According to the man who uploaded the video to YouTube, who goes by the name Skylow Production, he woke up at 4:00 am after hearing a loud disturbance, so he came outside to investigate.
I was laying in my apartment sleeping and I heard multiple bombs blasting and glass breaking and ... (more)


America's Book Critics, Soviet-Style posted 09/08/2014, 8:37 PM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The term "psychopathological mechanisms" of dissent describes the political abuse of psychiatry in the former Soviet Union and other totalitarian regimes. Non-approved beliefs, attitudes or behavior are classified as mental problems, which converts them into a medical diagnosis that can be handled in an extra-legal manner. Dissenters or 'the different' can be detained indefinitely in mental hospitals where they are drugged or otherwise 'cured' into conformity.

Psychopatho
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When an Amateur Thug Turns Pro: The Corey Pegues Story posted 09/08/2014, 8:37 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
By his own admission, Corey Pegues was a standout amateur thug before the NYPD offered him a contract to turn pro.

In a recent interview for the "Combat Jack" podcast to promote his upcoming memoir "From the Streets to the Beat," the retired NYPD Deputy In
... (more)


Police Recieve '11,959 Bayonets' From Pentagon Arms Program posted 09/08/2014, 8:37 PM (NPR.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Amid widespread criticism of the deployment of military-grade weapons and vehicles by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama recently ordered a review of federal efforts supplying equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country.

So, we decided to take a look at what the president might find.
... (more)


Sunday September 7th, 2014

Texas School Districts Militarize Campus Cops With Free Surplus Weapons, Armored Vehicles posted 09/07/2014, 10:45 PM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Taking advantage of U.S. Defense Department offers of free or low-cost military hardware, Texas school districts have been helping themselves to high-powered weaponry, bullet-proof vests, and armored vehicles to militarize their campus police officers.

A KHOU investigation shows that ten school districts in Texas have been acquiring the military s
... (more)


The Pentagon Is Giving Grenade Launchers to Campus Police posted 09/07/2014, 10:45 PM (VICE United States)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In 1968, students at Columbia University staged a mass uprising, joining other college campuses in protesting not just the war in Vietnam, but their school’s collaboration with the Institute for Defense Analysis, a Defense Department affiliate that researches weapons technologies. Today, weapons produced by that institute are used by the US military throughout the world—and by campus police forces across the country. The war has come home.... (more)


The $5 Million Cop: How The Jacksonville Pension Program Can Turn Police, Firefighters Into Millionaires posted 09/07/2014, 10:45 PM (Florida Times-Union)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When Bobby Deal retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office last month, he did so with the promise of a nest egg worth at least $4.9 million, a sum he’ll be paid over the next 25 years.

Deal now earns nearly 50 percent more per year as a retiree than he did when he worked for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

That’s just for starters.
... (more)


Obama Considers Going After ISIS As Public Opinion Tide Turns In Favor Of Invasion posted 09/07/2014, 10:45 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Commentary]
Things are looking up for the military industrial complex and neocons who never weary of war against Muslims and Arabs. On Sunday Obama told Meet the Press he will give a speech on ISIS later this week.

The American people are coming around to a idea that the United States must attack ISIS in Iraq and Syria and this may include sending ground troops.

Rasmussen conducted a survey following Obama’s strategically planned “we don’t have a strategy” speech last month. It
... (more)
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H. L. Mencken


Stop And Seize: Aggressive Police Take Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars From Motorists Not Charged With Crimes posted 09/07/2014, 10:45 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the government called on police to become the eyes and ears of homeland security on America’s highways.

Local officers, county deputies and state troopers were encouraged to act more aggressively in searching for suspicious people, drugs and other contraband. The departments of Homeland Security and Justice spent millions on police training.

The effort succeeded, but it had an impact that has been largely hidden from publi
... (more)
Plenty in this article is laughable propaganda, but it's about as good as you're going to get from the Washington Post. - Chris


Peter Schiff Interviewed by The Daily Bell posted 09/07/2014, 10:45 PM (The Daily Bell)
[Category: Economy]
"Personally, I think legalization of pot is a good trend. I wish they would legalize more drugs, not just state-by-state but on the federal level. I think the war on drugs has been a huge failure. As a result of the war on drugs, I think more people use drugs than would use them if we didn't have a war. But more importantly, we've driven up the price of drugs and therefore the profits for the criminals who deal in them. As a result our police are much more corrupt. We've helped to corrupt govern... (more)


Police Impersonation Case Dismissed Against Maserati Driver posted 09/07/2014, 10:45 PM (The Patriot Ledger)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
QUINCY – Zhang Zhijun won’t have to worry about his tricked-out Maserati getting pulled over by police anymore.

A Quincy District Court clerk magistrate swiftly dismissed a charge of impersonating a police officer at a Thursday morning hearing.
... (more)


Thursday September 4th, 2014

Speaking Ill of the Police is a "Hate Crime" posted 09/04/2014, 3:47 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The NYPD has now added its name to the roster of Officially Protected Victims by filing “hate crimes” charges against 36-year-old Rosella Best, who had tagged police vehicles and a public school with anti-NYPD graffiti. Among the entirely defensible sentiments inscribed by Best are “NYPD pick on the harmless,” “NYPD pick on the innocent,” and — in a display of familiar but increasingly justified hyperbole —... (more)


Philadelphia Police Stealing Hundreds Of Homes Through Asset Forfeiture posted 09/04/2014, 3:46 PM (CNN)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Some homeowners in Philadelphia are losing their homes and it has nothing to do with their ability to pay the mortgage.


Distracted, Diverted and Insulated from the Grim Reality of the Police State posted 09/04/2014, 3:46 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"In the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation be... (more)


Ohio Man Kills Self During Pot Farm Raid Stand-Off posted 09/04/2014, 3:46 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Ashville, Ohio, man shot and killed himself after a two-hour stand-off at a property where he was growing marijuana Tuesday evening. Timothy Sturgis, 42, becomes the 32nd person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, citing police sources, local authorities were working with the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Marijuana Eradication and Clan
... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 09/04/2014, 3:46 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Fort Lauderdale, a Broward County sheriff's deputy was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges related to prescription drugs. Deputy Eduardo Mesa, 40, went down for a particularly ghoulish act of pill-grabbing.

In January, Deputy Mesa responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train and took custody of the dead person's belongings, including several bott
... (more)


Florida Police Chief Suspended From Ticket-Writing Scandal posted 09/04/2014, 3:45 PM (Washington Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A tiny Florida town located between Jacksonville and Gainesville with a national reputation as a speed trap is under fire for a ticket-writing scandal, after police said they were ordered by their chief to write 12 tickets per 12-hour shift, or face punishment.... (more)


Atwater Police Chief Kills Boy's Pet Chicken: Fowl Were In Violation Of City Ordinance posted 09/04/2014, 3:45 PM (West Coast Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ATWATER –– An Atwater woman has filed a formal complaint against the Atwater Police Chief for trespassing on her property and killing her young son’s pet chicken – leaving the hen’s decapitated head just feet from the backyard chicken coop.... (more)


UK: Police Telling Victims To Solve Crimes By Themselves posted 09/04/2014, 3:45 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Crime victims are increasingly being told by some police forces to carry out their own investigations by speaking to neighbours, checking for CCTV images and seeing if their stolen property has been put up for sale on secondhand websites, the official police watchdog has warned.... (more)


U.S. Government Wants Kim Dotcom's Cash and Cars posted 09/04/2014, 3:45 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The U.S. Government is going after Kim Dotcom's bank accounts, cars, art and other property. In a complaint filed at a Virginia federal court the Department of Justice argues that the property of the Megaupload and its founder should be forfeited as it was obtained through criminal means.... (more)


Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

Laredo Police Celebrate a Killing posted 09/03/2014, 1:26 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The tableau is infuriatingly familiar: Armored assailants surround the prone body of a victim -- his lifeless body handcuffed, "Officer Safety," being the most important consideration in the known universe -- who was fatally shot under dubious circumstances.

What distinguishes this video recording of a lethal "officer-involved shooting" from many others is the celebratory gesture captured at 1:25 in the clip (and highlighted by the vigilant folks at Cop Block): Two of the Lare
... (more)


Police State America: Two Children Charged With Felonies For Peeling Bark From a Tree posted 09/03/2014, 1:26 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police in Mason City, Iowa recently arrested two children and charged them with felony criminal mischief for stripping bark from a tree in front of their school.  A neighbor with nothing better to do with their time witnessed the children peeling the bark from the tree and felt the need to call the police.

The police actually took the call seriously, and showed up to treat the children like criminals.  The police interrogated the children, who eventually admitted to peeling the ba
... (more)


Federal Court Chides California Cops For Shooting Unarmed Motorist posted 09/03/2014, 1:25 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An internal investigation cleared police officers in Anaheim, California of the 2009 shooting of an unarmed motorist, but the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week said not so fast. A three-judge panel questioned the official version of events and said a jury should decide whether the officers were reckless.

The fatal incident was sparked by a snitch who told Anaheim detectives that Caesar Cruz was a gang member who sold meth and carried a gun. Cruz had been to jail
... (more)


If We Prick the State, Does It Bleed? posted 09/03/2014, 1:25 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
[Pictured: Yes, these are Oregon Sheriff's deputies.]

“The taxpayers are entitled to everything Mr. Esbensen cost them,” declared Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris, affected piety suppurating from every syllable, during an August 28 hearing before visiting Judge Gregory Baxter in the County Court.

William Esbensen, the man from whom Norris and his office was seeking tens of thousands of dollars in “rest
... (more)


Florida: City Council Embraces Accident Causing Cameras posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
After two years of photo enforcement use in Clearwater, Florida, the data show that accidents increased where red light cameras were installed. At a work session on Tuesday, the city council celebrated the results.

Chief Dan Slaughter made a presentation to the council that painted the performance of the cameras in the most positive light possible. The city's crash data covered a "before" period of July 2011 to June 2012 which he compared with two six-month "after" periods of July
... (more)


Cop Denied Immunity in Fatal High-Speed Chase posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NEW ORLEANS (CN) - Immunity is not available to a Texas state trooper who ended a high-speed chase by firing at the fleeing car from a bridge, killing the driver, the 5th Circuit ruled.... (more)


Lawsuit Alleges St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department Coerced False Confession posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (The Metro Independent)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court accusing members of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department of using coercive tactics to get a false confession from a then 17-year-old with an IQ of 60. ... (more)


Fort Wayne Police Officer Admits To Raping Woman During OWI Stop posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (21Alive)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- A Fort Wayne Police Officer, Mark Rogers, has pleaded guilty to raping a woman during an OWI arrest.... (more)


"The Hysteria is Far From Over": Maryland Teacher Writes Futuristic Novel About School Shooting... School Board Sends Him For Evaluation While Police Raid His Home and Distribute His Picture posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (Jonathan Turley)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There is a bizarre case out of Maryland where school officials sent teacher and novelist Patrick McLaw, 23, to an emergency medical evaluation for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. That’s it. A language-arts eight grade teacher at Lane Middle School writes a book about a school shooting and he is put on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, and sent away for evaluation. “The Insurrectionist” happ... (more)


Arizona Statutory Rape Victim Forced to Pay Child Support posted 09/03/2014, 1:17 PM (AZ Central)
[Category: Economy]
Nick Olivas became a father at 14, a fact he wouldn't learn for eight years.

While in high school, Olivas had sex with a 20-year-old woman. As he sees it now, she took advantage of a lonely kid going through a rough patch at home.

State law says a child younger than 15 cannot consent with an adult under any circumstance, making Olivas a rape victim. But Olivas didn't press charges and says he didn't realize at the time that it was even something to consider.
... (more)


Sotloff Video Found by Group Responsible for Releasing Fake Osama bin Laden Video posted 09/03/2014, 1:16 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Cover-Up/Deceptions]
The group purportedly responsible for discovering the Steven Sotloff beheading video is an intelligence asset specializing in war on terror propaganda.... (more)
Paul Joseph Watson: Is the Steven Sotloff Beheading Video Fake?


Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

If Police Come To Your Door Without a Warrant, Shut Them Down Like This Guy posted 09/02/2014, 2:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


If police come to your door and you don’t need their help, you can simply decline to answer. They cannot come into your home without a search warrant.

Even if the police have probable cause, they cannot come in your home without a search warrant.

You might even be a suspect in a criminal investigation. In such a case you should remain silent -- except to say "Offic
... (more)


Innocent Man Tased & Arrested In Front of his Children While Picking Them Up From Day Care posted 09/02/2014, 2:29 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Chris Lollie, of St. Paul, Minnesota was tased infront of his children as he went to pick them up from school on January 31.  He claims he was racially profiled as all he was doing was sitting down waiting to pick up his children when he was approached by the police, seemingly for no reason.

He was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and obstruction of the legal process
... (more)


When Mommy Goes to War posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
"Please be in prayer for our daughter,” urged a message sent to members of the church I attend with my family here in the Treasure Valley. The young woman “is in the Army deploying to Kuwait this month in support of operations against ISIS. She also warned us she may actually see some action inside Iraq as well. She is also recently divorced with 2 girls, who will be staying with their Dad during her deployment. Would you join us in prayer for reconciliation to God and to each other?”
... (more)


US Bombs Somalia in Drone Attack posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Pentagon confirmed that U.S. forces bombed a location in Somalia on Monday, though spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby said the "results of the operation" were still being assessed and that additional information would only be provided to the public "as and when appropriate."

Reuters reports:
An air strike by U.S. military forces struck an ar... (more)


War Propaganda Works: Large Majority Of Americans Now Want Military Action In Syria, Iraq posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
In a complete 180 degree turnaround, a sizeable majority of Americans now want the government to engage in military action in Syria and Iraq, following the brutal beheading of an American journalist, and other stories of atrocities committed by ISIS terrorists.... (more)


U.S. Army Plans to Battle Anti-Government Dissidents in "Megacities" posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The U.S. Army is preparing to fight political dissidents who challenge the power of the state as “megacities” become the battleground of the future, according to a new report in the Army Times.

The article details how the Army's Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) worked with US Army Special Operations Command, the chief of staff's Strategic Studies Group and the UK's
... (more)


'Fake' Cellphone Towers Found In U.S. posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (WeLiveSecurity)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which look like ordinary towers, and can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security – but have a much more malicious purpose, according to Popular Science. ... (more)


Tribler Makes BitTorrent Anonymous With Built-in Tor Network posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first public test of their anonymous BitTorrent client. With the new Tribler release users can share files more securely, without exposing their IP-address to the rest of the world.... (more)


Low Carb Diets More Than Low Fat Ones May Help Protect Against Heart Disease posted 09/02/2014, 2:27 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Health]
THE QUESTION Cutting carbohydrates has become a popular way to lose weight. In the process, might you also be helping your heart?

THIS STUDY involved 148 men and women, about 47 years old on average, who were obese but did not have cardiovascular disease or diabetes. They were randomly assigned to follow either a low-carb diet (no more than 40 grams of carbohydrates daily) or a low-fat diet (less than 30 percent of daily calories from fat). They also met periodically with a dietit
... (more)


Monday September 1st, 2014

Dashcam Nails Cops Who Beat Man While Shouting "Stop Resisting Arrest" posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (Boing Boing)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Two cops from Bloomfield, NJ's police department have been indicted, and another plead guilty after a suppressed dashcam video showed them beating a man who was facing years in prison for "resisting arrest" (the DA dropped his charges right away).

The video -- shot from a second police car that crossed the highway median and rammed the victim's vehicle -- shows the cops screaming
... (more)


De-militarize the Police Mindset posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Shortly after the creation of the city’s Police Department in the mid-1800s, the New York Times expressed misgivings about the agency’s use of lethal force in dealing with criminal suspects.

“The pistols are not used in self-defense, but to stop the men who are running away,” observed an 1858 New York Times editorial. “[The guns] are considered substitutes for swift feet and lo
... (more)


NJ Town Introduces Ordinance to Ban Recording of Public Officials after Embarrassing Video of Cop goes Viral posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


It was an embarrassing moment for the New Jersey borough of Helmetta, a viral video showing one of their cops saying he doesn’t have to follow the Constitution because President Obama doesn’t follow the Constitution.
... (more)


Broward Deputies Violently Arrest Men for Video Recording Before Destroying Evidence posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A group of South Florida filmmakers who were violently arrested for video recording from a public observation deck on a beach last year produced an impressive investigative documentary of their ordeal, documenting everything from their arrest to the ensuing coverup by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office where authorities went as far as
... (more)


Nebraska Cops Receive no Jail Time for Stealing Memory Card, Despite Big Talk from County Attorney posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Nebraska cop who chased a man into his home after he had video recorded cops arresting his brother, confiscating his camera and later admitting to throwing the memory card away, received a year of probation this week after his charge was reduced from a felony to misdemeanors, proving once again that the system will always side with the cops, even in cases like this one where the prosecutor talks a big game.... (more)


Leftist: 'Why Uber Must Be Stopped' posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (Salon)
[Category: Economy]
What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist societies require regulation?... (more)


Ensuring Safe Food in a Free Market: A Lesson from China posted 09/01/2014, 8:54 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Economy]
Many Americans view the dissemination and enforcement of food safety standards as a basic function of government, and it’s difficult for them to imagine a world where food is both safe and unregulated. Libertarians can point out that the safety of a product is, just like quality and price, something that consumers directly care about and as such will be most effectively preserved in a competitive free market. But it’s one thing to make abstract economic arguments and quite another to have real ... (more)

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Austin Police Officer Tries To Paint Police Accountability Groups As 'Domestic Extremists' In FOIA'ed Emails - 09/18Man Calls Cops To Report Vandals At His Home, They Show Up And Kill Him - 09/18Delaware Court Overturns Hearsay Traffic Stops - 09/18"You Have The Right To Shut Up": Police Raid Tavern, Lock Doors, Forcibly Search Dozens of Patrons - 09/17Government Seeks To Steal Elderly Car Crash Victim's Home Over Single Missed Property Tax Payment - 09/17"Your Property is Guilty Until You Prove it Innocent" - 09/17LA School District Police Get Armored Vehicle, Grenade Launchers - 09/17This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories - 09/18

Rialto, CA Police Made to Wear Cameras, Use of Force Drops by Over Two-ThirdsCop Who Karate Chopped NY Judge In Throat Gets Off Scot-FreeFlorida Cop Smashes Compliant Woman's Face Into Car -- "Maybe Now You Can Understand Simple Instructions"VIDEO: Lapel Cam Reveals A Day In The Life Of A U.S. Police Officer (Tasing, Beating, Breaking & Entering, Stomping On Heads... and Laughing About It)Caught On Tape: Officer Sucker Punches Inmate In Face, Files Report Claiming 'Self Defense'Insult Person On Twitter, Go To JailSWAT Team Brings TV Crew To Film Raid Against Threatening Internet Critic -- Raids Innocent Grandma InsteadCop Karate Chops NY Judge In The ThroatWhen the Right to Resist Becomes the "Duty to Submit"The Missing Lesson From Norway: Never Trust a Man in Uniform
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