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Employers Do Not Systematically and Persistently Pay Women Less than Men for Equally Valuable Work posted 04/15/2015, 9:24 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: Economy]
The quality of economic journalism in the United States is terrible. Day after day, journalists write about the causes and consequences of economic conditions and events without understanding the underlying economics of the situation, and their articles are, as a rule, simply bunk.... (more)


'Free-Range' Parents Plan To File Lawsuit After Police Pick Up Children posted 04/15/2015, 9:24 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A D.C-based law firm will file suit and pursue "all legal remedies" to protect the rights of the Maryland parents whose two young children were taken into custody for more than five hours Sunday after someone reported them as they made their way home unsupervised from a Silver Spring park, the firm said Tuesday.
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DEA Sex Party Allegations Date Back To 2001 posted 04/15/2015, 9:24 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee called Tuesday for the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration to step down amid allegations that DEA agents attended sex parties with prostitutes while stationed overseas. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said DEA chief Michele Leonhart has allowed problems at the agency to fester for more than a decade.

"It's time for her to go," Chaffetz told The Associated Press. "I don't have confidence in her, nor does the majority of t
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The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can posted 04/15/2015, 9:24 AM (Engineer Guy)
[Category: Science/Technology]


Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can. He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, show close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, and details the complex operation of the tab that opens the can.


Tuesday April 14th, 2015

Apparently, the Fantasy Cop Package Doesn't Include "Qualified Immunity" posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Some wealthy men of a certain age pay an extravagant fee to attend fantasy camps where they can pretend to be Major League Baseball players, or engage in brief jam sessions with patient and well-compensated classic rock performers. Others take part in “canned hunts” in which the prey are penned in and sometimes specially bred to be helpless.

Tulsa insurance executive Robert Bates bought the full Fantasy Cop package – but it was Eric Harris who paid the premium when Bates fatal
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City Fails To Fix Bridge Where Man's Daughter Died, Dad Fixes It Himself, Gets Arrested posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
White County, GA– Two high school students were tragically killed last month after 18-year-old Taylor Swing lost control of his vehicle on a curve. The high school student’s car then careened over the edge of a bridge.  Swing, as well as his passenger, 16-year-old Cecily Hamilton, both drowned after the vehicle landed in the creek below.

There are currently barricades along the length of the bridge, but none at the entrance after the curve.  Had there been barricades, Hamilton’s f
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Video Shows Murderer Cop Brutalized Man During Traffic Stop Last Year posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Michael Slager, the North Charleston cop who faces murder charges for shooting a fleeing man in the back, has a history of abusing his badge, as a newly discovered video of an incident from last year highlights.

The video shows Slager tasering Julius Garnett Wilson in A
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Cops Raid Cannabis Oil Activist Because Her Son Discussed Medical Pot Facts at School posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (BenSwann.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped upside-down after her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when police and counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. Her son, who had previously lived in Colorado for a period of time, disagreed with some of the anti-pot poi... (more)


National Guard Riot Drill Features 'Angry Right Wingers' as Role Players posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A National Guard drill based around dealing with civil unrest after a dirty bomb attack in California featured role players acting as angry Americans yelling ‘right-wing’ rhetoric.

The exercise, which Infowars reporters were barred from attending, took place in Richmond this past weekend and involved more than 200 soldiers, airmen, local law enforcement and firefighting pers
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One Year Ago, FBI Insisted That 'Terrorist' Guy It Arrested Last Week Was No Threat At All posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Last week, we wrote about the FBI arresting John Booker, who was involved in yet another of the FBI's own plots. At the beginning of our post (and the criminal complaint) against Booker, we noted how a year ago Booker had tried to join the army, and had then been denied after posting stuff to his ... (more)




Florida Man Dies After Eating Drugs to Avoid Bust posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Marathon, Florida, man died last week after apparently swallowing a bag or bags of drugs following a traffic stop turned drug bust. Clifford Green, 39, becomes the 20th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to The Florida Keys Keynoter, citing a Monroe County Sheriff's Office report, Green was pulled over by Detective Iscandel Perez last Wednesday for having w
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TSA Screeners At Denver International Airport Manipulated System To Grope Attractive Men's Genitals posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (CBS Denver)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DENVER (CBS4) – A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.

It happened roughly a dozen times, according to information gathered by CBS4.

According to law enforcement reports obtained during the CBS4 investigation, a ma
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Hidden Cameras Show Airport Workers Stealing From Bags posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (CNN)
[Category: General]


Miami (CNN)Inside a plane at Miami International Airport, baggage handlers are going on a shopping spree with passengers' bags.

What they don't know is that they are being recorded on a hidden camera. The Miami-Dade Police Department set up the camera as part of an ongoing police investigation into luggage thefts by the very airport workers who are supposed to get bags safely ont
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Cop Protects City by Issuing Citation to Man in Wheelchair for Not Having Proof of Disability posted 04/14/2015, 10:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


San Diego, Calif. -- In a telling display of law enforcement's lack of common sense, Joey Canales, 31, had his transit pass seized by a transit cop prior to boarding the trolley. The cop’s reason for seizing Canales’ transit pass was that the man, who’s been disabled since he was born, did not have written proof that he was truly disabled. Apparently, the fact that Canales was in a wheelchair w
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UK Government Can Now Hand Out Two-Year Sentences For Revenge Porn, Online Trolling posted 04/14/2015, 10:55 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Revenge porn is now officially a crime in the UK, as last year's amendments to the Criminal Justice and Court Acts come into effect. This particular amendment targeting revenge porn was proposed last October.
The change will cover the sharing of images both online and offline. It will mean that images pos... (more)


Booting Company Sues Louisiana State Police in Federal Court, Claiming 'Unlawful Arrest' In Uptown New Orleans posted 04/14/2015, 10:55 AM (The New Orleans Advocate)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A booting company has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Louisiana State Police, claiming two undercover troopers wrongly arrested an attendant who booted their unmarked vehicle last year in a private parking lot in Uptown New Orleans.

The company says the April 2014 incident was captured on a body camera worn by the attendant.
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Former Trooper Sentenced For Coercing Sex Acts From Women He Stopped posted 04/14/2015, 10:55 AM ( The Columbus Dispatch)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Natalie Shull recently received a call from the probation office in the U.S. District Court in Columbus.

The office wanted her opinion about what should happen to former State Highway Patrol Trooper Bryan D. Lee.

Lee was on patrol in 2010 when Shull drove her car off the road after a night of drinking. Instead of arresting her for drunken driving, Lee cuffed Shull’s hands behind her back, bent her over the front of his cruiser — making sure he was out of view of his
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The Six Too Big To Fail Banks In The U.S. Have 278 TRILLION Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives posted 04/14/2015, 10:55 AM (The Economic Collapse)
[Category: Economy]
The very same people that caused the last economic crisis have created a 278 TRILLION dollar derivatives time bomb that could go off at any moment. When this absolutely colossal bubble does implode, we are going to be faced with the worst economic crash in the history of the United States. During the last financial crisis, our politicians promised us that they would make sure that “too big to fail” would never be a problem again. Instead, as you will see below, those banks ha... (more)


Man With 'Tax The 1%' Protest Sign Fatally Shoots Self In Front Of Shocked Crowd At Capitol posted 04/14/2015, 10:55 AM (WJLA.com)
[Category: General]
WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP/ABC News/CNN) - A man carrying a tax protest sign shot and killed himself near the U.S. Capitol on Saturday as dozens of shocked onlookers watched - including some young children, police and witnesses said.

The man died after pulling out a gun and shooting himself on the west front of the Capitol building just after 1 p.m., according to police. No one else was hurt and no shots were fired by any law enforcement agency, but the suicide prompted the Capitol to be
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Related: The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent


Hillary Clinton Surprises With Early Attack On CEO Pay posted 04/14/2015, 10:55 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters.

Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said American families were still facing financial hardship at a time "when the average CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes."

In
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Class warfare and identity politics is surprising?


Yemen's Home Grown Anti-War Movement posted 04/14/2015, 10:54 AM (BBC News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
As fighting continues across Yemen and the situation becomes increasingly desperate for civilians trapped near the front lines, a group of activists are pinning their hopes on a social media campaign.

It's a small but growing movement online - Yemenis inside and outside the country saying #KefayaWar - "Enough war". The campaign began in late March as a Saudi-led coalition launched its airstrikes against Houthi rebel targets in Yemen, and since then the phrase has been used by peop
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Monday April 13th, 2015

Government Child Snatchers Grab Free-Range Kids Off Playground, Fail To Notify Parents For Hours posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Maryland police and CPS agents snatched two "free-range" children off a park and failed to notify the panicked children's parents for hours, only releasing the children upon having the parents sign a "safety plan" demanding they act as helicopter parents and refuse to let their kids be unsupervised at any time.

This is the second time now this family's has been harasse
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Cops Threaten Dog Owner With $750,000 Fine Over 'Missing Dog' Posters posted 04/13/2015, 2:20 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Washington, D.C., police threatened a dog owner with a $750,000 fine for posting ‘Missing Dog’ posters across town. After losing his dog Ollie on March 30, Roger Horowitz was initially encouraged by police to post ‘Lost Dog’ posters on lamp posts, but a police officer recently told him to tear them all down.
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Welcome To Gainesville, Florida: Where The Police Dress Like The Military And Pull You Over In Tanks posted 04/13/2015, 10:53 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A 23-year-old Florida man who ran for city commissioner last month was pulled over by camouflaged deputies in an armored car after he had flipped them off with his middle finger Saturday.

Lucas Jewell said he was angry that Alachua County sheriff’s deputies were turning his town into a Baghdad-like military zone.

After all, Gainesville is a college town mostly fill
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Sicko Cop Exposed after Degrading and Mocking the Body of Unarmed Man Killed by Police posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Bakersfield, CA — In November of last year, 22-year-old Ramiro James Villegas was shot and killed by jumpy police in Bakersfield after allegedly "reaching for his waistband." He was unarmed.

Villegas had just crashed his car after a high-speed chase when three officers opened fire and a fourth engaged a Taser.
"The cop got out and just shot him in the head like three times," one witness, 23 year old Salvador Gonzalez, told the Bakersfield Californian.... (more)


To the Bitter End: The 9 States Where Marijuana Will Be Legalized Last posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Marijuana prohibition in the US is dying, but it isn't going to vanish in one fell swoop. Even if Congress were to repeal federal pot prohibition, state laws criminalizing the plant and its users would still be in effect—at least in some states.

Meet the most bud-unfriendly states. (wikimedia.org)And it's probably a pretty safe bet that Congress isn’t going to act until a good number of states, maybe more than half, have already legalized it. That process is already underway and i
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The Awful Implications of Hillary's Candidacy posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
The Clinton campaign for president is going to shake out the same way that the Obama candidacy did. In the end, its primary appeal will be to identity politics. Voters will be asked to make possible a historic advance for women. Only this way, we will be told, can we as a nation (people, humanity, whatever) put to rest a long history of subjugation and exclusion.

The history is correct but the solution is not. There is nothing necessarily wrong with cheering the election of a wom
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The State Holds Us Back posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Commentary]
"The author does not understand socialism," read the letter from MacMillan in reply to the submission of Ayn Rand's novella Anthem. They turned it down. Actually, the publisher didn't understand socialism. Hardly anyone did in 1937, when this book was written. Rand, however, did understand socialism. She understood it so well that she knew it would result in the opposite of what it promised and that its proponents would eventually come to embrace its grim reality, rather than repudiate the syste... (more)


Another Urban Legend? The Middle Ages Were the "Dark Ages" posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (The Beacon)
[Category: History]
As the culture wars intensify in America, let’s consider some of the roots of these contentious conflicts.

With the “Age of Enlightenment” of the 17th and 18th centuries, a “modern” narrative was invented to explain the history of the West, the wider world, and humankind’s place in the universe. This narrative claimed that liberty, democracy, republicanism and religious tolerance could only be achieved through an “Enlightenment project” of secularism taking control of both the pub
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FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Open Door To New Fee On Internet Service posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (LA Times)
[Category: Economy]
Recently adopted net neutrality regulations soon could make your monthly Internet bill more complicated — and potentially more expensive.

Every month, consumers pay a small fee on their phone bills for a federal program that uses the money — a total of $8.8 billion raised nationwide last year — to provide affordable access to telecommunications services in rural areas, underserved inner cities and schools.

Now the fee could start appearing on broadband bills too, in
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Ben Bernanke's Latest Defense of the Fed's Failures posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Economy]
Fed officials have been busy lately spreading the view that incessantly low interest rates are symptomatic of a still-dim economic reality rather than a result of their own monetary experimentation. Indeed they are full of self-praise for not having been hasty to raise rates given the overwhelming evidence that the natural or neutral level is indeed very low. They even weep for the plight of the small saver.

But the tears are crocodile tears so long as the designers and implemente
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Sex Trafficking Survivor Says Police Were Among Hundreds Of Abusers posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (7NEWS Denver)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
She couldn't go to police because they were some of her abusers.

"There was gang raping," she said. "The police officer who handcuffed me and raped me, told me I would be put in jail if I opened my voice."
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Want to See Domestic Spying's Future? Follow the Drug War posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (Wired)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The NSA isn’t the only three-letter agency that’s been quietly collecting Americans’ data on a mind-boggling scale. The country learned this week that the Drug Enforcement Agency spied on all of us first, and with even fewer privacy protections by some measures. But if anyone is surprised that the DEA’s mass surveillance programs have been just as aggressive as the NSA’s, they shouldn’t be. The early targets that signal shifts in America’s domestic surveillance techniques aren’t activists and po... (more)


Australian Government To Strip Benefits From Anti-Vaccination Parents posted 04/13/2015, 9:41 AM (Syndey Morning Herald)
[Category: Brave New World]
Parents who do not vaccinate their children will lose welfare payments of up to $2100 per child under a federal government policy set to be announced before the May budget.

Under changes that could save more than $50 million a year, Social Services Minister Scott Morrison is preparing to scrap a "conscientious objection" provision which allows anti-vaccination parents to still claim welfare benefits including childcare assistance and Family Tax Benefit A.

Fairfax Me
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Sunday April 12th, 2015

Rapper Nelly Hit With Felony Drug Charges After Cops Stop His Tour Bus For Failure to Display 'Fuel Tax' Sticker posted 04/12/2015, 11:42 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the AP:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a news release that Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was pulled over about 9:20 a.m. beca
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Video Shows Cops Shoot, Kill Subdued Man, Mock Him While He Lay Dying posted 04/12/2015, 11:42 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Tulsa, Okla. – The final tragic moments of Eric Harris's life were caught on video, as well as the sociopathic nature of law enforcement. Harris was accidently shot by a reserve deputy, apparently meaning to taser him, while on the ground being subdued by other officers.

Harris can be seen on the video running from police as the officer with the body cam gives chase, catching and
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New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Outright Banning Civil Asset Forfeiture posted 04/12/2015, 11:42 AM (ACLU New Mexico)
[Category: Resistance]
SANTA FE, NM—Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed HB 560 into law, ending the practice of civil asset forfeiture in New Mexico. Civil asset forfeiture, also known as “policing for profit,” allows law enforcement officers to seize personal property without ever charging—much less convicting—a person with a crime. Property seized through this process often finds its way into the department’s own coffers. HB 560, introduced by NM Rep. Zachary Cook and passed unanimously in the legislature, replac... (more)


Middle Schooler Charged With Felony For Hacking Into School's Network To Change Teacher's Desktop Background posted 04/12/2015, 11:39 AM (Tampa Bay Times)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
HOLIDAY — A middle school student who said he was just trying to play a prank on a teacher he didn't like was charged with a cybercrime Wednesday after authorities said he hacked into his school's secure computer network.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has charged Domanik Green, an eighth-grader at Paul R. Smith Middle School, with an offense against a computer system and unauthorized access, a felony. Sheriff Chris Nocco said Thursday that Green logged onto the school's networ
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How Kicking A Trash Can Became Criminal For A 6th Grader posted 04/12/2015, 11:39 AM (PRI.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Kayleb Moon-Robinson — who is diagnosed as autistic — had barely started sixth grade last fall in Lynchburg, Virginia, when a school resource officer filed charges against him. Kayleb was charged with disorderly conduct for kicking over a trash can and then with felony assault on a police officer because he struggled to break free when the cop grabbed him. The Center for Public Integrity analyzed national data and found that Virginia schools refer more students to law enforcement than other stat... (more)


Texas Deputy Snatches Phone From Woman During Traffic Stop Because He Feared For His Life posted 04/12/2015, 11:38 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Angry that a motorist did not roll her window all the way down during a traffic stop, a Texas deputy reached into her vehicle and snatched her phone as she tried to record the interaction, proving exactly why she was reluctant to roll the window down in the first place.

Guadalupe County sheriff’s deputy Paul Easterling then walked back to his patrol car with her phone and drivers license, running her name for warrants, which he found none.

“I don’t know what you wer
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Florida Judge: IP-Address Doesn't Identify a Movie Pirate posted 04/12/2015, 11:38 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The filmmakers behind the action movie "Manny" have filed hundreds of lawsuits against BitTorrent pirates this year, but not all have been successful. In a prominent ruling Florida District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro refused to issue a subpoena, arguing that IP-address evidence is not enough to show who has downloaded a pirated movie.

While relatively underreported, many U.S. district courts are still swamped with lawsuits against alleged film pirates.

One of the ne
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Libertarians Must Get History Right posted 04/12/2015, 11:38 AM (Sheldon Richman)
[Category: Commentary]
Understanding history as best we can is important for obvious reasons. It’s particularly important for libertarians who want to persuade people to the freedom philosophy. In making their case for individual freedom, mutual aid, social cooperation, foreign nonintervention, and peace, libertarians commonly place great weight on historical examples most often drawn from the early United States. So if they misstate history or draw obviously wrong conclusions, they will discredit their case. Much dep... (more)


Texas Bill To Limit Filming Of Police Activity Dropped posted 04/12/2015, 11:38 AM (Dallas Morning News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Days after footage of a South Carolina police shooting refueled a national conversation, a Texas bill that would limit filming of police activity met its demise.

State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, confirmed Friday that he will not seek a public hearing for his bill, which would have made it illegal for a resident to film within 25 feet of police activity. Those carrying handguns would have been kept from photographing or recording police within 100 feet. The bill contains an exc
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Friday April 10th, 2015

Caught On Tape: NYPD Detective Steals $2,650 For Himself During Raid Over Untaxed Cigarettes posted 04/10/2015, 7:20 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


NYPD detective Ian Cyrus, 49, was caught on video allegedly stealing $2,650 from a Brooklyn deli during a raid over untaxed cigarettes.

An undercover officer allegedly bought a pack of Newport cigarettes from the deli for
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Man Who Filmed Walter Scott Shooting Fears Cops Will Murder Him posted 04/10/2015, 9:49 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The man who filmed the murder of Walter Scott by police officer Michael T. Slager says that he is afraid for his life and worries that South Carolina cops will kill him as retribution for exposing the lies and attempted cover up perpetrated by Slager.

The arrest of Slager on a murder charge, and the truth of the incident would never have come to light, had Feidin Santana not used his phone to capture the now viral footage.

The video showed that Scott was running awa
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Philly PD Declares All Drivers To Be 'Under Investigation' While Denying Request For License Plate Reader Data posted 04/10/2015, 9:49 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
We've all heard nasty things about the citizens of the apparently ironically-named "City of Brotherly Love." They'll boo Santa Claus. They throw batteries at opposing baseball players... and their own. And that's just the sports fans.

More bad news has just arr
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Technologically Challenged Cops Assault 17-Yr-Old Then Try To Delete Video, They Failed posted 04/10/2015, 7:20 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Virginia Beach, VA– In January, 18-year-old Courtney Griffith was pulled over for the light on her license plate being out. Concerned by the officer’s aggressive behavior and knowing her rights, she propped her cell phone up on the dashboard to capture the incident.

After brutalizing her 17-year-old friend and taking them both into custody, the officers attempted to delete the fo
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Southern California Deputies Caught on Video Beating Surrendering Man for More Than Two Minutes posted 04/10/2015, 7:49 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Knowing they were being video recorded by a news helicopter hovering above, Southern California deputies did not let that stop them from repeatedly punching and kicking a man who had already surrendered by lying flat on his stomach after he was tased earlier this afternoon.

Up to nine San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies can be seen running up to the suspect to kick and punch him, angry at having been forced to chase him through the desert.

Sheriff John McMahon
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Michael Thomas Slager: Vocational Sociopath posted 04/10/2015, 7:20 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Pictured: Solidarity, not skepticism: Patrolman Slager's supervisor comforts the killer as the victim's life ebbs away.

As many have said, were it not for the video, Michael Thomas Slager would have been quickly exonerated – and, most likely, received a commendation – for the killing of Walter Scott. The most remarkable aspect of that video, however, is not the unbearable spectacle of the shooting itself, but rather the composed, almost clinical way that Slager executes t
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Baltimore PD Has Deployed Stingray Devices Over 4,300 Times, Instructed By FBI To Withhold Info From Courts posted 04/10/2015, 7:20 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Say what you will about the Baltimore PD and its cell tower spoofers (like... "It would rather let accused criminals go than violate its [bogus] non-disclosure agreement with the FBI…" or "It hides usage of these devices behind pen register/trap and trace warrants and then argues the two collection meth... (more)


Cops Trained To Justify Use Of Deadly Force – Former US Marshal posted 04/10/2015, 7:20 AM (RT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When it comes to officer-involved shootings, the problem lies with law enforcement’s training that instructs cops to say they felt the suspects were a threat, either to the officers or to the public, a retired US Marshal told RT.

Retired Chief Deputy US Marshal Matthew Fogg, who served as a law enforcement officer for 32 years, spoke with RT’s Ben Swann about the recent spate of officer-involved shootings in which police killed unarmed suspects and claimed they feared for their s
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Obama Administration Plotting Adult Vaccination Mandates posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (The New American)
[Category: Brave New World]
In collaboration with Big Business and special interests, the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is plotting a new program to track Americans’ vaccination records, wage a massive propaganda campaign to “encourage” more inoculations, and foist more controversial vaccines on adults against their will. Federal bureaucrats and crony capitalists set to profit from the proposal claim the goal is to improve “public health,” and establishment media outlets have largely ... (more)


Leave Cuba (and the Rest of Us) Alone posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
It's really so sad. The longtime conservative obsession with Cuba continues. Conservatives, like U.S. national-security state officials, just can't leave Cuba alone.

The latest manifestation of this psychological phenomenon is reflected in a piece by longtime conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady. In the article, entitled "Obama Rehabilitates the Castro Brothers," O'Grady goes through all sorts of lamentations and machinations over President Obama's
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Bernanke's Courage To Print posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (Austrian Markets)
[Category: Economy]


Ben Bernanke has a new book coming out and it turns out he saved the day after all.
Here's two other equally courageous political acts:

A. Calling 'Merica the "greatest country on earth."
B. Refusing to "apologize for Er'merica."


Witness: Officer Didn't Warn Man Before He Shot Him 8 Times posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An eyewitness whose cellphone video put a South Carolina police officer in jail on a murder charge said Wednesday that he did not hear the white officer give any warning before he fired eight times at the back of a black man who can be seen in the footage running away before he falls to the ground.

Feidin Santana told NBC News that while walking to work Saturday morning, he saw Officer Michael Thomas Slager controlling Walter Lamer Scott on the ground
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Records Show Minneapolis SWAT Trained With Military posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (TC Daily Planet)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises. The exercises involved the Naval Warfare Development Group - a "special forces" component of the U.S. Navy - and were aimed at enhancing urban combat tactics.

Just as they had two years earlier, military personnel had come to the Twin Cities to conduct counter-terrorism training operations in an urban environment. An
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Another Week, Another Pair of Drug War Deaths posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (StopTheDrugWar.org)
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A black New Orleans man who was killed Monday after a traffic stop escalated into a chase and shootout and a white South Carolina man who was killed in a drug raid on his home Thursday are the latest to die in the drug war. Desmond Willis, 25, and Phillip Michael Burgess, 28, become the 18th and 19th persons die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to The New Orleans Ti
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Second Officer In Walter Scott Video Sued Over Alleged Attack On Handcuffed Man posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The second policeman in the video showing Walter Scott’s killing by officer Michael Slager is being sued by another black resident in South Carolina, who alleges police stomped on his face while he was handcuffed and lying on concrete.

Clarence Habersham is among five North Charleston police officers named in a federal lawsuit brought by Sheldon Williams, who claims he was left with broken bones in his face after being assaulted.
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Detroit Police Officers Indicted On Charges Of Robbing Drug Dealers posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (Detriot Free Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two former Detroit narcotics officers are accused of committing the kinds of crimes police are supposed to investigate: robbery, extortion, drug deals.

Among the allegations -- the veteran lieutenant and officer made traffic stops and fake arrests to steal drugs, money and property, according to an indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court.

Lt. David Hansberry and Officer Bryan Watson ­– whose nicknames are Hater and Bullet – were arraigned today on a litany
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Officials Refuse to Let Ramsey Orta Out of Jail Despite Grassroots Effort Raising & Posting Bail posted 04/10/2015, 7:19 AM (The Free Thought Project)
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New York, NY — Three days ago, Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the NYPD killing of Eric Garner was beginning to lose hope as he sat behind bars at Rikers prison in New York.... (more)

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