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Tuesday November 25th, 2014
Good Samaritan Hands Lost Purse To Cop, Cop Steals Cash Before Returning posted 11/25/2014, 10:27 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When a Good Samaritan stumbled upon a purse left at a café in Buffalo, New York, they chose to do the right thing and try to get the purse returned to its rightful owner. In this case, that was done by handing the purse over to 42-year-old Northwest District Officer Michael R. Missana.

The police did manage to successfully return the purse to its rightful owner, but it was missing something -- $130 in cash which was taken out of the owner's wallet. Police, evidently suspicious over where the cash went missing, interrogated Missana over where the cash went, and he confessed to stealing it.

Missana has been indicted for petit larceny and official misconduct as a result, with the DA seemingly fully intent on pressing charges.

Despite being initially suspended without pay for 30 days, Missana was not fired and is now back on the payroll, likely due to some sort of police officer's "bill of rights," showing again how hard it is to simply fire bad cops.

Missana faces a possible year in prison for the theft, upon conviction he can no doubt finally be fired.


Cop Keeps Job After First DUI, Now He's Being Charged With A Second posted 11/25/2014, 10:26 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There's no limit to the mercy shown by police to fellow law-breakers in uniform.

In this case out Idaho, Garden City Police Lt. Heath Jay Compton, 44, a 19-year-veteran with the Garden City police department, was charged and convicted for driving under the influence back in 2005, yet he somehow managed to keep his job with the police.

Now, all these years later he's been charged a second time. While responding to an unrelated incident at the officer's home
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It's "An Extortion Racket:" Police Chief Moved to Tears After Exposing Corruption in His Department posted 11/25/2014, 10:26 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Calexico, CA — A border town east of San Diego fired their own police chief last month “in the interest of their own citizens,” and on Oct. 13 Former Police Chief Pompeyo Tabarez was replaced with Mike Bostic.

W
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Albuquerque Cop Who Killed Homeless Man Will Retire With Full Benefits posted 11/25/2014, 10:26 AM (The Daily Sheeple)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Last March, the killing of James Boyd by the Albuquerque Police Department shocked the nation. The public got to see with their very own eyes, how callous and vicious some police officers can be. Boyd, who was widely known as a schizophrenic, had been camping out in the foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico (doing nothing and bothering nobody) when he was approached by several heavily armed members of the local police department.

What ensued was one of the most despicable di
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This Minnesota Mom is Facing 2 Years in Jail for Saving Her Son's Life posted 11/25/2014, 10:26 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Madison, MN — A mother of two is facing jail time for seeking out life saving cannabis oil to treat her son’s horrifying seizures.

This nightmare for the Brown family started 3 years ago, when their son Trey, then 12, was hit in the head with a baseball causing a traumatic brain injury.

The brain injury has caused severe tremors and episodes in which he causes hims
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Darren Wilson and the Protocols of Official Exoneration posted 11/25/2014, 10:26 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The most important details in Darren Wilson’s grand jury testimony come on pages 77-78 of the transcript. Asked if he had filled out an incident report on the shooting, Wilson explained that the “protocol” in such cases is to “contact your FOP [Fraternal Order of Police] representative and he will advise you of what to do step by step.”

When asked if he had committed his recollections t
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Here's The Evidence The Grand Jury Saw Before Deciding Not To Indict Darren Wilson posted 11/25/2014, 10:26 AM (Vox)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
On Monday night, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to charge Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson with a crime for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.

County officials distributed documents from the grand jury deliberations to the press. St. Louis Public Radio has been uploading and posting the documents, which you can sift through here.

But if you're looking for the major documents, here a
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Monday November 24th, 2014

No Indictment In Ferguson Case posted 11/24/2014, 8:53 PM (USA Today)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FERGUSON, Mo. -- A white police officer will not face charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation, an attorney close to the case said Monday night.

A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for firing six shots in an August confrontation that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family. The decision had been long awaited
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Headlines via Drudge:

'Duty of grand jury to separate fact from fiction'...
Eyewitness told police Brown charged cop 'like football player head down'...
Prosecutor: Democrat...
Michael Brown's mother collapses outside station...
Looting...
CHAOS...
Firefighters battle 25 structure fires...
Turned back by gun shots...
Cars vandalized, overturned...
St. Louis airport closed by gunfire...
STATE SENATOR: THIS IS RACE WAR...
Suburb Enlists Private Security Contractors...
LIVE: STREET FEED... LIVE: KMOX RADIO...
POLICE SCANNER UPDATES...
Store Robbed by Brown Looted...
VIDEO: WATCH CUOMO CRY; CNN CREW SWEPT UP IN GAS...
FOXNEWS Reporter In Ferguson Attacked...
MSNBC Anchor Chased Off Air By Gunfire...
CNN Reporter Hit In Head With Rock During Live Shot...


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 pistol...
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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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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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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.


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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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


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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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.

From NJ.com:
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)


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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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.

* * * * *

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)


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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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 11/19/2014, 7:24 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[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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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)


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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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


IRS Seizes Woman’s Entire Bank Account Because She Deposited Money 'Suspiciously' posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
ARNOLDS PARK, IOWA — A woman’s entire bank account was seized by the Internal Revenue Service — without so much as a criminal charge — because the agency claimed she deposited money “suspiciously.”

This is the plight of Carole Hinders, who has been running a Mexican restaurant for the last four decades. Accepting cash only from customers at the restaurant, she makes frequent cash deposits to her checking account.

As part of the federal government’s dragnet survei
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Feds Indict Another Person For Teaching People How To Beat Polygraph Tests posted 11/18/2014, 5:56 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Polygraph technology is far from infallible and has been for so long that it's practically common knowledge. And yet, the federal government still wants everyone to believe polygraphs tests separate the honest from the liars with incredibly high accuracy. So, it cracks down on those who claim to be able to help others beat the tests.

In 2012, federal agents began investigating Chad Dixon and Doug Wil
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Police ‘Riot Training’ Fails Spectacularly; Tear Gasses Nearby Elem. School, Destroys Three Squad Cars posted 11/18/2014, 5:55 AM (AddictingInfo)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of police officers packed up their tear gas canisters, shields and stun guns to head off to “riot training” and apparently wound up on the set of a Police Academy movie.

In a comedy of errors, a day that was meant to be filled with activities pertaining to learning the most effective ways to crack down on protesters was instead mired with ineptitude from beginning till end.
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Police Expert: War On Terror Has Turned Our Cops Into Occupying Armies -- And We're The Enemy posted 11/18/2014, 5:55 AM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The war on terror has essentially turned police into occupying armies in some American communities, said a police and criminology expert.

Thomas Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College and former senior policy analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, said the focus of police work had shifted greatly since he was a Boston police officer in the 1980s and 1990s.
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St Louis Police Chief Says Only Criminals Were Teargassed At Ferguson Protests posted 11/18/2014, 5:52 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The police chief leading the response to protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has been accused of dishonesty by demonstrators after denying that officers shot at them with rubber bullets and claiming that only criminals were teargassed.

Chief Jon Belmar of St Louis County made the claims as the region braced for the possibility of further unrest following the imminent decision of a grand jury on whether a white police officer should face criminal charges
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Monday November 17th, 2014

"What'chu Gonna Do?" - Cop Threatens Men Who Caught Him Littering [Updated] posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


When Louisiana police officer Chester Lee Williams was confronted by two colorful Louisianian's for allowing his passenger to litter on the highway, the officer responded by immediately apologizing and writing himself and his passenger up for littering.

Just joking.

He responded the only way he knows how: with threats and intimidation.

"
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Police Terrify Teachers And Students With Surprise, Guns-Drawn 'Active Shooter Drill' posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WINTER HAVEN, FL — Classrooms full of students and staff members were terrified when gun-wielding police officers unexpectedly charged in and locked down their middle school — an event that was actually part of a realistic drill that no one was allowed to know about.

The disturbing event happened early in the school day at Jewett Middle Academy on Thursday, November 13th, 2014.  Without explanation, the principal announced at 9:00 a.m. that the school was being put into lockdown.<
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Southern California Man Dies in Drug Raid Shootout posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A shoot-out that erupted Thursday afternoon when police in San Bernardino, California, followed a drug suspect to his home left one man dead and a Downey Police undercover officer seriously wounded. The as yet unnamed dead man becomes the 35th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to CBS 2 News, a Downey Police undercover unit was attempting to serve a
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More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
WASHINGTON — The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.... (more)


D.C. Police Plan For Future Seizure Proceeds Years In Advance In City Budget Documents posted 11/17/2014, 6:42 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
D.C. police have made plans for millions of dollars in anticipated proceeds from future civil seizures of cash and property, even though federal guidelines say “agencies may not commit” to such spending in advance, documents show.

The city’s proposed budget and financial plan for fiscal 2015 includes about $2.7 million for the District police department’s “special purpose fund” through 2018. The fund covers payments for informants and rewards.
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Saturday November 15th, 2014

Newly Surfaced Video Shows Officer Darren Wilson Was A Thug With A Badge posted 11/15/2014, 9:25 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Up to this point, all we've heard about officer Darren Wilson was that he's a "great guy" who "doesn't have a bad bone in his body."

This newly surfaced video completely shatters that myth and shows he's just anot
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Friday November 14th, 2014

Cop Who Obtained Warrant To Take Photo Of Teen's Erect Penis For Sexting Case Sues Teen's Lawyer For Defamation posted 11/14/2014, 9:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
One of the more remarkable intersections of law enforcement and sexting this year involved the Manassas City (VA) police department and a 17-year-old boy's erect penis.

Briefly: two teens -- a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy --
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Sexual Relationship With A Minor, Theft Of Services And Destruction Of Evidence Nets Police Officer One-Year Prison Sentence posted 11/14/2014, 9:13 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
There are multiple levels of effed-upness in this story but we'll start from the top.

Cincinnati police officer Darrell Beavers appears to have used his power and position to effect and perpetuate a sexual relationship with a minor. This went far beyond simply relying on the innate "trustworthiness" of the position.
Beavers, a Cincinnati police... (more)


School Defends Drill That Had Police Busting Into a Classroom With Weapons Drawn, Terrifying Students and Parents posted 11/14/2014, 9:12 PM (The Blaze)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Florida parents and students were frightened by an unannounced active shooter drill that took place at a middle school Thursday, but officials and police defend not giving prior warning.

“We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us,” Lauren Marionneaux, a seventh grade student at Jewett Middle Academy, told WTVT-TV.

The news station reported that two police officers, one armed with an AR-15, rushed into Lauren’s classroom during the d
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Police Departments Petition Feds for Advanced Cell Phone Interceptors posted 11/14/2014, 9:11 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Multiple police departments across California’s Bay Area are looking to upgrade their Stingray cell phone interceptors to an even more advanced model.

IMSI catchers, portable devices commonly referred to as Stingrays, trick 2G cell phones into sharing their information by mimicking a cell tower. Limited by their ability to only intercept older model phones, law enforcement groups are petitioning the federal government for half a million dollars in grant money in order to purchase
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