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Tamir Rice: 12-Year-Old Boy Playing With Fake Gun Dies After Being Shot By Police In Ohio Park posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in the US as he played with a fake gun in a park.

Tamir Rice, who was black, died of his wounds yesterday in hospital after being shot twice in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday.

A member of the public had phoned police saying people in the playground were scared by someone brandishing what looked like a gun.

In a recording released by officials, the caller can be heard saying: "There's a guy with a know, it's probably fake but he's pointing it at everybody.

"I don't know if it's real or not."

The 911 responder twice asked whether the boy was black or white before dispatching officers.

When police arrived at the Cudell Recreation Center park, they told Tamir to raise his hands, deputy police chief Ed Tomba said.

When he allegedly took the replica gun from his waistband, an officer fired twice despite the fact the suspected weapon was not pointed at them and no threats were made.

The gun was an "airsoft" type replica that resembled a semi-automatic handgun. Fake weapons normally have an orange safety indicator on the muzzle but it had been removed, police said.

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Police union: Officer-involved shooting of 12-year-old caught on surveillance video

Killings By Police in Utah Outpacing Gang, Drug, Child-Abuse, and Spousal Homicides posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Data from a five-year period is painting a disturbing picture of a deadly trend among Utah police officers.

Up until this year, killings by police officers ranked second only to homicide of intimate partners. However, this year, including a Saturday shooting in South Jordan, deadly force by police surpassed even violence between spouses and dating partners.

As police killings rise, more people are becoming aware and police watchdog groups are saying that it’s time w
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Cops Are Cowards posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (Larken Rose)
[Category: Commentary]

It would be nice if the mythology about "the brave men and women of law enforcement," and the image of police that you see on TV and in movies, in some way resembled reality. But it doesn't.

Prior to Being Exposed, Deputies Were Strip Searching Children in Philly Family Court posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – A new family court building in Philadelphia is being accused of indiscriminately strip searching children who entered the premises. Children involved in both criminal and non-criminal cases were searched, including children who were wrapped up in the court system simply because they were victims of sexual abuse. For them, their encounter at the court inflicted deeper trauma on an allready painfull situation.

The inappropriate strip searches were the re
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Home-school Parents Tasered, Pepper-Sprayed, Handcuffed, for "Messy House" As Kids Watched posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Nodaway County, Missouri – Last week, Jason and Laura Hagan, of New Hampton, Missouri filed a lawsuit against the Nodaway County Police for a SWAT team raid against their family, where tasers and pepper spray were used by the invading officers. The lawsuit is the newest fight in the family’s lengthy legal battle with the county over the raid, which took place in 2011.

The case began years ago when Child Protection Services (CPS) agents were sent to the home because they were homes
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Thank the Troops for Their Service to Islam posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
Americans are often exhorted to thank the troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan for defending our rights and freedoms. Yet, I have never heard anyone thanking the troops for fighting and dying for Islam.

Why not?

Yeah, I know what interventionists are already saying: "Jacob, are you crazy? Our troops don't fight and die for Islam. They're Christian warriors! They're over there defending our rights and freedoms by killing Muslims before they come over here a
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Cop Tells Kid "What Are You Going To Do If I Violate His Rights?" - Then He Sees Cop Watchers. posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

We walked up on officers harassing high school kids. Right when we go there everything changed. You can clearly hear a officer say "What are you going to do if I violate his rights?" talking about his friend they had detained. Once he seen us he got back in the car.

Employee Fired After Posting Pictures Of DHS Vehicles Parked In Hotel Parking Lot posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: General]
What happens in public isn't afforded an expectation of privacy -- unless you're the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS is all about shutting down people taking photos in, around or of public structures. According to the many piles of useless paperwork compiled by the many useless Fusion Cen... (more)

Baltimore Residents Demand Tougher Laws On Police Officers At Hearing posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (The Baltimore Sun)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
With the next General Assembly starting in January, more than 100 community members demanded Saturday that state lawmakers toughen laws holding police officers more accountable for misconduct.

During a public hearing on Saturday at the University of Baltimore, residents urged members of Baltimore City's House delegation to revise Maryland's law enforcement Bill of Rights, which some say is too protective of officers, and to give more power to the city's police civilian review boar
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There is No Right to be Forgotten posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (Logan Albright)
[Category: Commentary]
The freedom of information offered by the internet has had drastic implications for liberty. To the benefit of individuals, it reduces information asymmetries with business and increases transparency in government. It allows us to make more informed decisions, where ignorance has long been the justification for all manner of government intervention programs.

On the other hand, the internet has created a whole slew of privacy worries, with vast accumulations of data that can easily
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Police And Steroids: Hard To Control, Hard To Prove posted 11/24/2014, 8:28 AM (The Augusta Chronicle)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An investigation into possible steroid use by police officers is new territory for both the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and local GBI agents, but the problem is a national one, reported many times a year.

The Augusta inquiry began when Brandon Paquette, 32, was arrested on charges of steroid possession. He provided the names of possible steroid users in law enforcement. Although the list has not been made public, it has caused an atmosphere of unease at the sheriff’s office.
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Friday November 21st, 2014

No Charges For Cop Filmed Breaking Man's Face For Failure To ID, "Shoulder Thrust" Made Cop Fear For His Safety posted 11/21/2014, 10:04 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

Clovis, New Mexico police officer Brent
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This is What a High School Football Game Looks Like In a Police State posted 11/21/2014, 10:02 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Prattville, AL — A 17-year-old high school student was having fun and talking to a girl at a football game Friday when all of the sudden a ski-masked Phenix City Police Officer comes from behind and assaults him.

Police officers were near the students because they were trying to move them back from the railing. Cameron Rader, the boy who was assaulted in the video says he was no where near the railing, and we can clearly see in the video that he was not near the railing before the
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Very Large Cop Waylays High School Girl, Chaos Ensues After Students Become Angry at the Deputy posted 11/21/2014, 10:02 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Santa Maria, CA — A couple of lunchtime fights at Righetti High School Wednesday ended with police swarming the campus and 6 students arrested.

According to Kenny Klein, spokesperson for the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, the trouble began when two female students got into a physical altercation which subsequently led to two boys fighting.

The fight apparently got messy as students began throwing food.

Two videos were taken showing a ve
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Man Imprisoned For Decades On False Child Molestation Charge Freed After Claim Recanted posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SEATTLE (AP) - A man who had been in prison for nearly two decades was released from custody Thursday, two years after his supposed victim recanted allegations that he molested her.

Jerry Lee Brock, 55, had been in prison since his conviction for first-degree molestation in 1995. In 2012, the alleged victim, Regina Rush, came forward to say she made the whole thing up, partly as a way to get more attention from her mother.

Last week, Thurston County Superior Court J
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Note the state still insists he be denied his right to own a gun and travel freely for three months while they sit around and do absolutely nothing to fully exonerate the man they wrongly imprisoned. Keep in mind this is not solely the fault of the faux victim, but the justice system which sentenced the innocent man to prison without hard evidence. The old adage of "better 100 innocent men go free than one guilty be imprisoned" was upended years ago to "better 100 innocent men be imprisoned than one guilty man go free." - Chris, InfoLib

Perpetual Lies About Freedom and Democracy posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (Michael S. Rozeff)
[Category: Commentary]
When U.S. governments take Americans into war, we hear them justify it as a fight for freedom. Often they rationalize it as an anti-tyranny fight, a pro-peace fight and a pro-democracy fight.

Freedom appeals to Americans. It is a core American value, even if it's not honored in practice here at home.

When politicians use freedom to justify war, they are making an emotional, not a reasoned, appeal. Why? It's because freedom, while a good thing, is never alone a suffi
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Washington Cop Attempts to Incite Photographer by Invading Personal Space posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

One tactic we occasionally see is when a cop stands directly in your personal space, close enough where he can kiss you, claiming he has the right to stand where he pleases -- when you know if you would do the same to him, he would fear for his life and kill you.

What they’re really doing is hoping the citizen pushes the cop off or punches him in the face, which you will see is v
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Bill Aimed At Shutting Off NSA's Water Starts Moving Forward Again posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The attempt to nerf the NSA's new data center in Utah continues. As we covered here at the beginning of this year, legislators and activists began pushing a bill that would cut off the NSA's water supply if it continued to gather data on American citizens. It's an interesting move, one that leverages the states' abilities to combat o... (more)

Baltimore Prosecutors Withdraw Evidence Rather Than Talk About Police Department's Stingray Usage posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
They justify the use of Stingray devices (IMSI catchers/cell tower spoofers) by pointing out how great they are at catching criminals. They justify the secrecy surrounding them by claiming the release of any details will compromise investigations. And then they pull something like this. ... (more)

On Media Outlets That Continue to Describe Unknown Drone Victims As "Militants" posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Commentary]
It has been more than two years since The New York Times revealed that “Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties” of his drone strikes which “in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants…unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent.” The paper noted that “this counting method may ... (more)

Md. County To Churches: Preach Environmentalism, Get Tax Break posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (The Daily Caller)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Prince George’s Country is offering a way for churches to avoid paying the state's unpopular rain tax — preach “green” to their parishioners. ... (more)

Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance posted 11/21/2014, 10:01 AM (
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Recent years have seen a boom in the adoption of surveillance technology by governments around the world, including spyware that provides its purchasers the unchecked ability to target remote Internet users' computers, to read their personal emails, listen in on private audio calls, record keystrokes and passwords, and remotely activate their computer's camera or microphone. EFF, together with Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, and Privacy International have all had experience assisti... (more)

Thursday November 20th, 2014

Casino Can Steal NJ Man's Home Through Eminent Domain For No Specific Reason, Judge Rules posted 11/20/2014, 9:31 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez has ruled a casino can steal a man's home through eminent domain because the state has the "authority" to do whatever it pleases.

ATLANTIC CITY — A Hammonton man's fight to keep the Atlantic City home that h... (more)

Texas Cop Indicted For Stealing Cash Out Of People's Wallets After Asking For ID posted 11/20/2014, 9:31 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Texas police officer has been indicted for allegedly stealing cash out of people's wallets after asking for their ID's.

From DentonRC:
A former Denton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on a felony theft charge.

Joshua Garland Laningham, 29, was indicted on a charge of theft of more than $1,50
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Deputy Tries Using Civil Asset Forfeiture On DVD From Convenience Store, Loses Job posted 11/20/2014, 9:31 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Deputy Ernesto McCloud has found out the hard way he can't use "civil asset forfeiture" in his private life to steal from people with impunity.

After responding to an alarm call at a convenience store, the officer was videotaped stealing a $10 DVD from the store for his personal use.

Unfortunately for him, this act of theft was not committed within his sphere of authority, therefor he was charged with petty theft and fired.

Sheriff Grady Jud
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No Charges For Speeding Cop Not Responding To Emergency Who Killed 5-Year-Old In Crash posted 11/20/2014, 9:27 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Speeding into a intersection, smashing into a car and killing a 5-year-old is not a crime in Canada, at least so long as you're wearing a government-issued costume, prosecutors for "The Crown" have ruled.

From the CBC:
A Sûreté du Québec officer will not be charged after a crash that killed a five-year-old... (more)

Free-Market Company Works To Actually Fight Crime With High-Tech Security Guard Robots posted 11/20/2014, 9:20 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Capitalists in the semi-free-market have developed a security guard robot to patrol businesses and prevent crime from occurring, at a cost that's less than that of a human security guard.

From KPIX:
MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – A new kind of security guard is on patrol in Silicon Va... (more)

2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Police Raid Wrong Home, Threw Grenade into His Bedroom posted 11/20/2014, 9:20 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ventura, CA — A 2-year-old boy was burned and hospitalized after police threw an explosive device directly into his room during a “no-knock” raid on the wrong home, despite being told by the parents that there was an infant in the room, according to a lawsuit.

Jose and Paulina Salinas are suing the City of Oxnard and its police department, seeking damages for assault, battery, trespass, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

According to Courthouse
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When the Rustlers Wear Badges posted 11/20/2014, 9:19 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Sweeney Gillette, a very successful cattle trader from Ontario, Oregon, had barely finished a pleasant chat with his ex-wife when his phone rang. In an agitated voice, Gillette's attorney reported that he had just been contacted by a Malheur County deputy District Attorney who accused the rancher of “unlawfully interfering with a witness” – namely, his ex-wife.

Since the attorney called literally seconds after Gillette had hung up, the call from the deputy DA must have come in the
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Tennessee Drug Interdiction Officers Stomp All Over Traveling Couples' Rights En Route To Seizing Nothing At All posted 11/20/2014, 9:18 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
More asset forfeiture to report on, albeit of the rarely-reported "attempted robbery forfeiture" variety. (via Overlawyered)

A couple (Lisa and Ronnie Hankins) traveling through Tennessee on their way home (to California) from a funeral was stopped by Tennessee drug interdic
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American Ranking Plummets in Global Index of 'Personal Freedoms' posted 11/20/2014, 9:18 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Economy]
In an age of expanding national security powers, increasing surveillance state, and rolled-back civil liberties protections, Americans' perception of their own personal freedoms is plummeting, according to the annual ranking by the Legatum Institute in London.

In Washington D.C. this week to promote their findings, researchers with the Legatum Institute measure a nation's prosperity on a number of factors including health, safety, education, economy, opportunity, social capital, g
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SWAT Team Collapses House With Explosives During Standoff posted 11/20/2014, 9:18 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A police standoff reached a dramatic conclusion when over thirty homes were evacuated and a SWAT team used explosives to blow through the structure of the home they were surrounding, inadvertently causing the floor to collapse.

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A lawsuit has been filed over the botched raid, which took place in May 2012.  An arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Ronald Brown, 54, after he had allegedly fired a gun into the ground during a disagreement on
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Ten Year Old Suspended For Pointing Imaginary Ray Gun posted 11/20/2014, 9:18 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a now all too familiar scenario, a 5th grader has been suspended in Massachusetts after pointing an imaginary gun and saying “pow”.

Ten year old Nickolas Taylor was suspended for two days by officials at Stacy Middle School in Milford, following the incident which took place in the school cafeteria.

Nickolas, who has no history of bad behaviour, is said to have cut in li
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Middle School Principal Suspended Over Unannounced School Shooter Drill posted 11/20/2014, 9:16 AM (The Ledger)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The Polk County School District suspended a principal Tuesday and changed rules for lockdown drills following a controversial drill held at Jewett Middle Academy Magnet on Thursday.

The incident drew national attention and public criticism after weapon-carrying officers checked darkened, locked-down classrooms, frightening students and parents who hadn't been told it was only a drill.
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Oklahoma Cop Faces 35 Felonies For Alleged Sex Assaults On 13 Women posted 11/20/2014, 9:16 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 women while on duty will face trial for 35 felony counts including rape and sexual assault, court officials said on Wednesday.... (more)

Court: $30,000 for Sharing a Pirated Movie is Excessive Punishment posted 11/20/2014, 9:16 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A federal court in Washington has rejected a $30,000 damages award against several Internet subscribers accused of downloading a pirated movie via BitTorrent. Judge Thomas Rice doubted that filmmakers were hurt much by the pirates and said the requested amount would be "excessive punishment."... (more)

Congress Is Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance. Here's What Matters Instead. posted 11/20/2014, 9:16 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Commentary]
The “USA Freedom Act”--which its proponents were heralding as “NSA reform” despite its suffocatingly narrow scope--died in the august U.S. Senate last night when it attracted only 58 of the 60 votes needed to close debate and move on to an up-or-down vote. All Democratic and independent senators except one (Bill Nelson of Florida) voted in favor of the bill, as did three tea-party GOP Senators (Ted C... (more)

The Biggest Threat to Democracy and Freedom posted 11/20/2014, 9:15 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
By all objective standards, Egypt’s government is a military dictatorship and a brutal one at that. Having ousted the democratically elected president of the country, Egypt’s national-security establishment has not only taken control over the reins of government, it is the government. In order to fortify its grip on power over the Egyptian people, it has done what dictatorships do: intimidate, incarcerate, torture, and kill those who dare to question or criticize the existence of the dictatorshi... (more)

The Coercive State Is the Bill Cosby of Global Society posted 11/20/2014, 9:15 AM (Glen Allport)
[Category: Commentary]
The Internet has been on fire lately with allegations that 77-year old Bill Cosby drugged and raped more than a dozen women over the years. Yikes.... (more)

Wednesday November 19th, 2014

Cops Assault And Arrest Woman for No Reason, Leave Her Cuffed and Naked in Public for 30 Minutes posted 11/19/2014, 7:27 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami, Florida – Candice Padavick of South Florida is suing Miami Beach Police after she was wrongfully arrested, assaulted, and carried through the lobby of an apartment building by police while she was completely naked.

According to court documents recently obtained by NBC, Padavick took a cab home one night several months ago and was unable to pay him with a credit card, so she had to go to her apartment to get him his money.

“It was $16.90. I wont forget. I trie
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This One Police Department Shot 92 Dogs in Three Years. One of the Officers Has Killed 25 By Himself posted 11/19/2014, 7:26 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Buffalo, NY — A high profile case of Buffalo police killing a man’s dog while looking for non-existent drugs, has led to a Freedom of Information request revealing some sadistic figures.

On June 3, 2013 Buffalo police raided a man’s home to look for crack cocaine. He was not there, nor was the crack.

The home belonged to Iraqi war veteran, Adam Arroyo and his 2-year-old pit bull Cindy.

Upon breaking down the door to Arroyo’s home, officers encountered
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Police Raid Home Of 90-Year-Old Georgia Woman For Unsanctioned Gambling posted 11/19/2014, 7:26 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ALBANY, GA — Police raided an elderly woman’s home because they suspected that she was allowing people to play cards and bet money inside without government permission — an “illegal gambling house.”

The raid took place on the evening of November 15th, 2014. Around 8:30 p.m., the Albany Police Department, along with multiple other agencies, entered the home of 90-year-old Mary Helen Morgan to search for evidence of gambling.

What police discovered was a bonanza o
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Texas Trooper Vows to Send "Investigators" to Man's Home for Video Recording posted 11/19/2014, 7:25 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

A Texas state trooper threatened to send “the investigators” to a man’s house if he dared upload a video of him to Youtube.

The man uploaded the video anyway.

No word yet on whether the trooper -- who was wearing a body cam -- followed through on his promise, but he may not yet know since the video has less than 600 views since it was uploaded Tuesday.

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Self-Described "Dirty" Deputy Yanks Woman Out of Car for Recording him Illegally Searching her Car posted 11/19/2014, 7:25 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy pulled a woman over for a minor traffic violation, yanking her out of her car and throwing her into the back of a patrol car after she attempted to video record a deputy attempting to search her car without consent.

The incident, which took place in Temple City on November 6, left Veronica Tomas-Castro traumatized where she tries to avoid the Los Ange
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Who Trusts This Government to Regulate the Internet? posted 11/19/2014, 7:25 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Commentary]
The principle of net neutrality is easy to understand and support; to treat the delivery all data equally. This has been the status quo. Works great. Few oppose that, but supporting the principle of net neutrality is not the same thing as supporting the government's plan to enforce that principle.

The alleged problem that the government claims needs fixing is that Internet service providers (ISPs) want to charge different rates to websites for different levels of data usage, often
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Baltimore cop who insisted on arresting the wrong guy is in trouble, a suburban Chicago cop who tried to be a little too helpful to some women has lost his job, and a Tennessee cop facing federal drug-related money laundering charges retires with his benefits. Let's get to it:

In Baltimore, a Baltimore police officer was charged last Friday with arresti
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Is Texas Getting Ready to Kill An Innocent Man? posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Rodney Reed is about to be executed for the rape and murder of a white police officer’s fiancee in 1996. But new evidence reveals the cop’s own disturbing history of predatory and violent behavior.... (more)

'Outrageous': Ferguson Organizers say State of Emergency Violates Laws, Thwarts Civil Liberties posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In the wake of Governor Jay Nixon's Monday afternoon declaration of a state of emergency in Missouri, activists and civil rights groups are speaking out against a move they say threatens the civil rights of protesters on the ground in Ferguson.

Nixon's announcement, which came ahead of the grand jury's decision in the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, is "both premature
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The United States Lost the Cold War posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Commentary]
As the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall, Americans remain more convinced than ever that the United States won the Cold War.

The Cold War brought us a national-security state, which consists of an enormous military establishment, a vast military-industrial complex, an empire of foreign and domestic military bases, ever-growing military budgets, and the ever-increasing militarization of American society.
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Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From "Face, Mouth, Nose" posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: General]
Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared 'Ebola-free', The Daily Mail reports a woman, who had arrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was d... (more)

One Reader's Shocked Response Upon Learning His Health Insurance Cost Just Doubled posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
Attached is the ACA notification of next year's price increase. As you can see the cost goes from $281 to $555, a monthly increase of $274, a percentage increase of 97%. ... (more)

Obamacare Facebook Page Comments Mostly From Small Group Of Supporters posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (Washington Times)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
60 percent of site’s 226,838 comments attributed to fewer than 100 unique profiles.... (more)

Tuesday November 18th, 2014

Are 'We the People' Useful Idiots in the Digital Age? posted 11/18/2014, 5:58 AM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Back in the heyday of the old Soviet Union, a phrase evolved to describe gullible western intellectuals who came to visit Russia and failed to notice the human and other costs of building a communist utopia. The phrase was “useful idiots” and it applied to a good many people who should have known better. I now propose a new, analogous term more appropriate for the age in which we live: useful hypocrites. That’s you and me, folks, and it’s how the masters of the digital universe see us. And th... (more)

Too Dumb for Democracy? posted 11/18/2014, 5:58 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Commentary]
Should Americans feel bad that we are the second-most-ignorant country in the world? (Italy is number one.)

Our penultimate status made the news recently, after research group Ipsos MORI announced the results of the first international study "to look at the gap between perception and reality" on questions of social policy. The issues included teenage pregnancy, immigration, and unemployment.

The result of the study, a
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New Jersey Cops Pepper Spray Student for "Obstruction of Identification" posted 11/18/2014, 5:57 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

New Jersey campus police struggled to arrest a 27-year-old college student for more than seven minutes, pepper spraying him in the process, in a video going viral, never once providing probable cause, despite being asked several times.

The video begins with Brookdale Community College police trying to arrest Jeffrey Michel on a bridge while another man stands nearby openly record
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Nevada: Federal Judge Finds Cop Caused Traffic Infraction posted 11/18/2014, 5:57 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A federal judge earlier this month found that a motorist should not have been held to blame because a police officer's aggressive driving forced him to move out of the way. US District Court Judge Larry R. Hicks viewed the dashcam video of Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Lee traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Reno on July 11, 2011 and did not like what he saw.

Trooper Lee was close by in the lane to the left of Albert Thomas Wendfeldt, who veered away from the patrol car and to
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Political Relativity and the Infinite Cynicism of Prohibitionists posted 11/18/2014, 5:57 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
The evil singularity called “government” warps space-time in such a way that those closest to it are exempt from law’s effects — not merely the moral law, mind you, but some aspects of the laws of physics, as well.

Last June, Boise, Idaho resident William James Esbensen, who operated a medical marijuana co-op in Ontario, Oregon, was found guilty of receiving “proceeds” from marijuana sales, under a law that was no longer in effect. During the trial, prosecutor William Dugan — act
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Despite Compelling Video, Violent Past, And Multiple Lawsuits, Dept Stands Behind this "Decorated" Cop posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]

Taunton, MA– Detective Robert Kramer of the Taunton Police Department is under investigation regarding his fifth accusation of brutality after an incident in June where he viciously assaulted a man during booking, and this time it was caught on film.

The officer, who was described in an email from Police Chief Edward James Walsh to Target 12 as “a decorated and pro-active p
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80-Year-Old Army Vet and Cancer Survivor, Mercilessly Beaten By Police Who "Feared For Their Lives" posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Lone Jack, Mo. -- An 80-year-old cancer survivor and Army veteran says that he fears for his life after being beaten, bloodied and left with broken bones by police.

“I’m afraid for us to even drive out of our driveway or to get on the street. I don’t know what they will do,” Libby Swan, Bill’s wife, said.

Bill Swan was on his tractor when he noticed a utility crew attempting to dig on his property and approached them to tell them to vacate his property. The workers
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How Car Insurance Just Inadvertently Provided a Revolutionary New Way to Fight Speeding Tickets posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The total number of people who receive speeding tickets is 41,000,000 a year with an average cost of $152.00 each. That is 1 in every 5 licensed drivers in the US.

The total number of speeding tickets paid each year $6,232,000,000.

Police and judges are completely dependent upon ‘catching’ people speeding. They need you to speed in order to make their salaries. This gives them a positive incent
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While I hate the idea of having someone tracking my driving, it's remarkable how ubiquitous surveillance generally serves to undermine the state rather than prop it up. - Chris, InfoLib

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