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Tuesday August 5th, 2014
Two Killed As Driver Flees Drug Traffic Stop posted 08/05/2014, 4:57 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A fleeing drug suspect and the driver of a vehicle with which he collided were killed last Friday night in Durham, North Carolina. Fleeing driver Angel Santana, 52, and innocent motorist Tamar White, 55, become the 28th and 29th persons to die in US domestic drug law operations so far this year.

According to WNCN TV News, citing la
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EMTs who stopped NYPD cops from beating handcuffed, emotionally disturbed patient turn officers in posted 08/05/2014, 4:57 PM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two FDNY EMTs say they had to bodily intervene to stop four cops from hitting a handcuffed patient, documents obtained by the Daily News show. The violence broke out when the patient spit at the Emergency Service Unit officers and swore at them.... (more)




NYPD cop charged for breaking into Bronx woman's apartment and beating her posted 08/05/2014, 4:57 PM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Officer Eugene Donnelly was charged with misdemeanor assault and burglary, as well as suspended from the NYPD without pay, after the bizarre June incident in which he broke into a woman’s apartment and beat her.... (more)


Some western Michigan community residents say aggressive police don't fit their small town posted 08/05/2014, 4:57 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BARRY TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Residents of a small western Michigan community want their police chief fired after he appointed dozens of reserve officers and acquired armored vehicles in an aggressive law enforcement push.... (more)


Monday August 4th, 2014

The Logic of Occupation: NYPD Arrests The Man Who Recorded The Police Murder of Eric Garner posted 08/04/2014, 6:21 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In a development as predictable as the next sunrise, police in New York City have arrested 22-year-old Ramsey Orta, who used his cell phone to document the police killing of Eric Garner. Orta's mother says that the NYPD has been shadowing her son since the video of the July 17 incident went public, sending officers to stake out the family's home and shine spotlights at their ... (more)




This Just In: SWAT Team DOESN'T Kill An Elderly Person posted 08/04/2014, 6:21 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Eleouise Adcock isn’t interested in selling her home on the banks of the San Jacinto River to the marine towing company that has bought properties on either sides of her house. The 90-year-old great-grandmother is also upset with excavation crews she believes are threatening her property.

On several occasions she has shown up with a shotgun and warned the cr
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Florida jury rules man with low IQ not guilty in ATF sting posted 08/04/2014, 6:21 PM (JS Online)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From running an undercover gun-buying operation near a school to ensnaring people with mental disabilities, a federal storefront sting run in Florida bore a strong resemblance to other flawed ATF operations nationwide.

But one of those cases turned out very differently.
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Valley woman: 'Scottsdale police stole my bike' posted 08/04/2014, 6:20 PM (AZFamily)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- With no car, Tanya Molinar depends on her two feet to get around.

"I do not have a car to get to work. The only person who has a car at this house is my roommate," Molinar told 3 On Your Side as she stood inside her empty carport.

Molinar is 24 years old and works three different jobs to make ends meet. Because she really doesn't have solid transportation, Molinar decided to get herself an inexpensive bicycle. Using her smartphone, she showed us
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Man Who Shot Chokehold Video Arrested on Gun Charge posted 08/04/2014, 12:26 AM (NBC New York)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The NYPD said Sunday that the man who shot a video of a fatal police chokehold had been arrested on a gun charge.

Ramsey Orta, 22, was arrested Saturday night on Staten Island and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

[...]Police say an unloaded semi-automatic weapon was recovered from Orta. It was reported stolen in Michigan in 2007.

They s
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Government Tears Down Man's Makeshift Tent In The Woods, Leaves Him Homeless posted 08/04/2014, 12:26 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LAKEWOOD, NJ — An impoverished man learned the true nature of government as he watched tearfully as bureaucrats demolished his ramshackle home in the woods. He was bothering no one except the government.

This was the reality that was presented to “Sam,” a 70-year-old homeless man living in the forest in Lakewood Township, New Jersey.   Sam was a part of “Tent City,” a homeless encampment where between 80-120 individuals have stayed at any given time over the past decade, on s
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Homeland Security Agents Raid Home to Seize Land Rover For Violation of EPA Regulations posted 08/04/2014, 12:26 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In another example of how the Department of Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were required to seize a Land Rover from a couple in Statesville, N.C. due to the fact that the vehicle allegedly violates EPA emission standards.



As part of its mission to “protect the Homeland,” the DHS has been busy seizi
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Diabetic Brooklyn teen denied insulin after being falsely arrested on attempted murder charges: suit posted 08/04/2014, 12:25 AM (NY Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Richard Gonzalez’s condition is so serious that the 14-year-old wears an electronic pump programmed to administer doses of insulin every hour, the suit asserts. His family claims that during questioning, cops removed the pump and "with balled fists" they ‘tried to manipulate him into confessing’ to shooting his friend at a Bushwick Foot Locker.... (more)


Sunday August 3rd, 2014

LA Deputies Shoot & Kill Man Escaping Standoff; Second Hostage They've Killed This Year posted 08/03/2014, 11:58 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and killed 54-year-old Frank Mendoza after he fled his home escaping from a standoff, evidently the deputies mistook him for 24-year-old Cedric Ramirez, who was wanted for parole violations. Earlier this year LA deputies in a similar incident shot and killed a stabbing victim, while saving his attempted murderer. The story made headlines because the deputies' shooting victim was a production... (more)


Friday August 1st, 2014

Killer Criminal Cop in Oakland Invokes "Nuremberg Defense" — Gets Reinstated posted 08/01/2014, 2:05 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
After Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen was struck in the head by a lead-lined beanbag round during an October 25 protest in Oakland, Officer Robert Roche fired a CS tear-gas canister into a crowd of people who had gathered to help him. This act of self-indulgent sadism is hardly out of what passes for Roche's character: As a SWAT operative, Roche has been involved in three fatal shootings, and has posted a pho... (more)


FBI, "Local" Police Barricade Entire Town posted 08/01/2014, 9:18 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Police and FBI agents investigating the disappearance and death of 14-year-old April Millsap haven’t solved the case, but they did manage to stage an unrelated marijuana raid (priorities, you know) and impose a blockade around the entire town of Armada, Michigan. ... (more)


Thursday July 31st, 2014

Woman Sues After Becoming Unwitting Hostage In Unannounced Active Shooter Drill posted 07/31/2014, 3:25 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Colorado woman has filed suit against her former employer and the Carbondale Police Department after she says she was taken hostage during an unannounced active shooter drill. The training exercise, which occurred last October, allegedly resulted in Michelle Meeker being held at gunpoint by a police officer disguised as a mass shooter.

Meeker says she was confronted by the officer while working at the Heritage Park Care Center, an assisted living facility for senior citizens, an
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Michigan Hospital Security Guards Tase Handcuffed Man, Snatch Camera from Witness posted 07/31/2014, 3:25 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Hospital security guards in Michigan were struggling with a handcuffed man in a wheelchair who was yelling for help in a parking lot when one of them tasered him in the back.

When the guards noticed a man was video recording, they went after him and snatched his camera, telling him it was “private property” and the torture of the handcuffed man was “confidential.”

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Oakland Cop Fired Over Occupy Incident Reinstated With Back Pay posted 07/31/2014, 3:24 PM (Inside Bay Area)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
OAKLAND -- A police officer fired for throwing a tear gas grenade into a crowd of Occupy Oakland protesters who were tending to a wounded comrade is getting his job back.

An arbitrator on Wednesday overturned the Police Department's termination of Officer Robert Roche and ordered him reinstated with back pay.

Roche became the lightning rod over police handling of the 2011 Occupy protests when he was caught on camera tossing the grenade into a crowd of protesters try
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They say they can't determine who shot the lead round at his head and police are stonewalling, so no one gets in trouble and everyone gets to keep their job. Seems legit. - Chris


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 07/31/2014, 3:24 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A six-pack of dirty narcs gets nailed in Philly, a trio of crooked jail guards gets popped in New York City, an upstate New York cop gets busted for providing heads-ups to suspects, and a former West Virginia cop heads to prison for ripping off pain pills. Let's get to it:

In New York City, three Rikers Island jail guards were arrested Tuesday on ch
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Jeremy Scahill Says If You Get Pulled Over By Cops They Can See If You Are On A "Watch List" posted 07/31/2014, 3:24 PM (Al Jazeera)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Wednesday July 30th, 2014

Mom Arrested For Allowing Her 7-Yr-Old Son To Go To Nearby Park Alone posted 07/30/2014, 9:53 AM (WPTV)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A mother faces a charge of child neglect after she allowed her son to go to a local park alone. She says he's old enough but Port St. Lucie Police disagree. Now she's fighting back.

"I'm totally dumbfounded by this whole situation," said the mother, Nicole Gainey.

It began last Saturday afternoon when Gainey gave her son Dominic permission to walk from their house
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The Drug War, the Fourth Amendment, and Anal Cavity Searches in New Mexico posted 07/30/2014, 8:30 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


On July 28, 2014, Reason TV released "Do You Have It Up Your Ass?": Drug Warriors in New Mexico Go Too Far. Incorporating footage from cameras on the dashboards and lapels of New Mexico law enforcement officers, the program tells the story of Timothy Young, a man who was pulled over in Lordsburg, New Mexico, for a traffic violation in Oct
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Iowa Cop Accidentally Discharges Gun after Pursuing Man Experiencing Medical Condition posted 07/30/2014, 8:30 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Police in Iowa chased a man in a car, forcing him to stop, then busting out his windows -- and even discharging their gun -- after they spotted him in the driver’s seat with a “faraway stare.”

It turns out, the man was having a medical episode, possibly related to diabetes, but that made no difference to the cops because they are only trained to hurt, not help.

The
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Albuquerque Police Department Considers Scrapping MRAP Armored Vehicle posted 07/30/2014, 8:30 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Albuquerque Police Department is considering scrapping use of its MRAP armored vehicle after a deluge of negative press attention and complaints that the vehicle is a sign of America’s slide into a militarized police state.

The APD is already under intense scrutiny as a result of its officers being involved in the deaths of 27 people since 2010, including the shooting of 38-year-old James Boyd earlier this year, who was executed by Albuquerque Police Department officers for t
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Houston Cop Forces Family to Leave Blind Chihuahua at Roadside to Die in Traffic Stop posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The mayor of Houston has apologized to a family whose nearly blind dog was killed in traffic after a police officer forced them to leave it on the side of the road.

Josie Garcia told KTRK that the family pet Chihuahua, named Guero, was along for the trip when her husband gave a friend a ride on July 13. The men were stopped by a Houston police officer for failing to use a turn signal, and a
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Houston to pay $5 million to settle lawsuit claiming police used trapped motorists as "human shields" posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (News 10)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HOUSTON -- A wild freeway chase that came to a tragic end after a police officer's attempt to deploy a spike strip will apparently cost Houston taxpayers $5 million.

Houston City Council this week will consider paying that amount to settle a lawsuit stemming from the January 2009 accident in which two young men suffered severe brain damage.

Neither of the victims -- Dexter Sewell, 20, and Mecole Roques, 19 – were involved in the chase. Their car was struck when they
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Woman killed by Henry police called ‘loving person' posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (AJC.com)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The family of a Henry County woman killed by police Thursday are still reeling from the news of her death.

James Bell, of Lithia Springs, said his niece Lori Knowles was “a loving person.”

“We’re still seeking information as to what took place and why Lori is no longer with us,” Bell said during a phone interview Friday afternoon. “We want to know how a 911 call for help turns into police having to shoot.”

Knowles, 37, was shot to death Thursday after
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"Do You Have It Up Your Ass?": Drug Warriors in New Mexico Go Too Far posted 07/30/2014, 8:28 AM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In October of 2012, Timothy Young was pulled over for failing to use his turn signal in Lordsburg, New Mexico. When Hidalgo County deputies saw that Young's companion had an open container, they asked to search the truck. Young consented.

The search dragged on for more than two hours. Deputies eventually called in a K9 unit and claimed that the dog, Leo, alerted on the driver's
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Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Man Asks Cop For Help To Find Missing Girlfriend, Cop Beats Him With A Baton posted 07/29/2014, 9:02 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A 13-year veteran St. Louis County, Missouri police officer allegedly beat a man in an "unprovoked show of force" after he asked him for help to find his missing girlfriend. Rather than offer help, Dawon Gore, 44, allegedly told the victim, Pierre Wilson, 24, that he should contact a department closer to his home, an answer which Wilson did not find satisfactory. An argument evidently ensued, after which Gore allegedly charged Wilson and proceeded to beat him with his baton, breaking three of ... (more)


The Absurd, Bureaucratic Hell That Is the American Police State posted 07/29/2014, 9:01 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is somethi... (more)


Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America's Obsession With Prison posted 07/29/2014, 8:57 AM (The American Dream)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Nobody in the world loves locking people behind bars as much as Americans do.  We have more people in prison than any other nation on the planet.  We also have a higher percentage of our population locked up than anyone else does by a very large margin.  But has all of this imprisonment actually made us safer?  Well, the last time I checked, crime was still wildly out of control in America and for the most recent year that we have numbers for violent crime was up 15 percent.  The number ... (more)


Man Goes to Jail for Public Intoxication, Comes Out Looking Like He Went Through a Meat Grinder posted 07/29/2014, 8:57 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Jason Bishop, 38, is claiming that he was a victim of police brutality after spending a night in the Denton City Jail for public intoxication.

Bishop is a street vendor that was hanging out as his normal spot when officer Clint Webb approached.

“When the officer approached me, I told him I had a couple of sips of vodka, but I was drinking raspberry Sprite from a Pita Pit cup at the time,” Bishop said. “He asked if anything was in the cup and I told him just soda. He
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Pedestrian Killed in Drug Investigation Police Chase posted 07/29/2014, 8:57 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
An Ohio man walking to his job was struck and killed by a vehicle being driven at high speeds as it was being chased by police doing a drug investigation. Agyasi Ector, 27, becomes the 27th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WDTN 2 TV News, citing law enforcement sources, Trotwood Police began chasing a vehicle "as a result of a drug operation." During the chase
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Deputy Who Falsely Arrested Billion Dollar Ponzi Schemer's Enemies Gets 5 Years In Prison... posted 07/29/2014, 8:56 AM (New Times Broward-Palm Beach)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
David Benjamin, the former Broward Sheriff's deputy accused of accepting more than $20,000 from convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, was sentenced to five years in federal prison in Fort Lauderdale federal court at a hearing on Monday morning.

Federal prosecutors filed criminal conspiracy charges against Benjamin last April after he took money and gifts from Rothstein to use his influence and power as a cop to help the Ponzi schemer. Benjamin had become Rothstein's de facto he
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Monday July 28th, 2014

Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's Life posted 07/28/2014, 8:45 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Dekalb County, Georgia cop responding to a false alarm shot a couple's dog, then threatened to have the owner arrested for trying to rush him to the vet. Instead, the cop reportedly insisted they wait due to "procedure," which they did for 20 minutes after being threatened with jail, only to find out the procedure was just to take photographs of the dog's wounds. After an hour of suffering, the cop eventually let the couple take the dog to the vet, fortunately their dog didn't die from blood... (more)


Cops Beat This Father of Three to the Point of Hospitalization. 'Oh Sorry Wrong Guy' posted 07/28/2014, 8:45 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Roger Carlos was taking pictures of a building in the 10600 block of Westover Hills Boulevard in San Antonio, TX, when his life changed forever.

Carlos was photographing a building of what was soon to be home to his wife’s medical practice when all of the sudden he was ransacked by an undercover drug task force officer and two SAPD SWAT members.



The officers were looking for Josue Gonzalez, who fled from
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Illinois Cop Shoots Dog In Its Yard In Front Of 6-Year-Old Girl posted 07/28/2014, 8:45 AM ( Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
HOMETOWN, IL -- A family says that while rounding up their loose puppy, a police officer arrived and shot it in the head, in its own yard, in close proximity to several onlookers, the owner, and a horrified child.

Apollo the dog, a 1-year-old shepherd-mix, had briefly gotten out of its yard on June 25th, 2014, and was being corralled his family.  Owner Nicole Echlin and her 6-year-old daughter had already gotten Apollo to come back to their yard when a representative from the Home
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Ex-Cop Accused Of Planting Drugs Might Wind Up Back On Force posted 07/28/2014, 8:44 AM (Chicago Sun-Times)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back.

Slawomir Plewa could be back on the streets, even though the Chicago Police Department is fighting the fired cop’s efforts in court.

Plewa’s actions “represent a serious breach of the public’s trust,” says Marty Dolan, the lawyer who sued Plewa in federal court on behalf of the suburba
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Florida Man Killed in Drug Bust Gun Battle posted 07/28/2014, 8:44 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Belle Isle, Florida, man died Wednesday during a gun battle with undercover deputies trying to seize a package from his home. Giles Harrison Carter, 29, becomes the 26th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WOFL Fox 35 Orlando, citing police sources, undercover Orange County sheriff's deputies belonging to the department's narcotics unit were attempting to interce
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Covina Officer Probed Over Arrest of Man Filming Police Activity posted 07/28/2014, 8:43 AM (SGV Tribune)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Covina police officer who arrested a Pomona man filming a reported domestic dispute call and then detaining him for six hours is under administrative investigation by his superiors.

[...][Police Chief Kim] Raney declined to comment on the specifics of the administrative investigation of Counts, but he noted that the officer underwent training about
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Marijuana: Colorado pot products seized in Oklahoma could put two men in prison for life posted 07/28/2014, 8:43 AM (Westword)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two Florida men could be facing a life sentence in Oklahoma for attempting to transport Colorado-and California-made cannabis, hash, edibles and other concentrated forms of herb worth about $250,000.... (more)


Friday July 25th, 2014

SWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong Home posted 07/25/2014, 6:14 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Orange County, Florida sheriff's deputies waging an armed raid for a suspected pot dealer entered a family's home guns blazing and shot a teen girl and her dog, only to find out the suspect they were looking for hadn't lived in the home for weeks -- despite their claim to have "surveilled" the home extensively prior to the raid. All the cops ended up finding was some perfectly legal ammunition and some pot seeds and marijuana paraphernalia. All charges against the suspect were later dropped, ... (more)


A Kind Woman Stops to Rescue Ducklings on the Roadside, Cop Shows up, Writes Her a Ticket for It posted 07/25/2014, 6:14 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Hallie Bibeau is a 33 year old resident of Newfields, N.H., with a very kind heart.

Bibeau was driving down Route 101 by exit 8 on Friday when she saw a group of ducklings and their mother who’d been hit by a car.

Being the Good Samaritan that she is, Bibeau stopped her car on the median to help the distressed ducks.

“I could hear them peeping, and I looked over the right hand side of the road, and I saw that their mom had been hit and was dead on the
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Cop Detains Family as They Rush Their 2-Year-Old Son to the Hospital for a Scorpion Sting posted 07/25/2014, 6:13 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Imagine that your 2 year old son has just been stung by a scorpion. He begins to react to the venom, seething in agony and vomiting.

Your first instinct would be to get him to a hospital as soon as possible. Knowing that every minute counts you do not have the time to wait for an ambulance to get you there, you drive yourself.

Most people would speed to the hospita
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Driving Away From Cop At Window posted 07/25/2014, 6:13 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When Wisconsin police officers knock on the window of a car and motion to roll down the window, the state Supreme Court said in a 5 to 2 ruling that the motorist is free to ignore the cop and drive away.

"Although we acknowledge that this is a close case, we conclude that a law enforcement officer's knock on a car window does not by itself constitute a show of authority sufficient to give rise to the belief in a reasonable person that the person is not free to leave," Justice Davi
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Pennsylvania Man Shot by Police During Warrant Service for Parking Tickets posted 07/25/2014, 6:13 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
LEHIGH COUNTY, PA — A man may never walk again after he was shot in his driveway by a constable who had showed up to his home regarding unpaid parking tickets.

Kevin McCullers, 38, was just about to make a trip to go buy some morning doughnuts when his life changed forever.  Around 7:30 a.m. on July 17th, McCullers got into his car, opened his garage door, and put his car into reverse gear.  As he backed out of the driveway, his girlfriend abruptly heard gunshots ring out.
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Cop Arrested For Repeatedly Pulling Over 18-Yr-Old Female Teen posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (Times Record News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Saint Jo Police Officer was arrested July 15 for official oppression, based on allegations by a Bowie area teen.

Steven Bret Nabors, 34, is accused of unlawfully detaining an 18-year-old female driver from the Bowie area on at least two occasions and following her on several other occasions, according to the arrest affidavit.
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DC Cops Learn From FBI: Regularly Invent Crimes To Arrest 'Possible Future' Criminals posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As we recently discussed, it's becoming readily apparent that the FBI's most vaunted counter-terrorism wins are almost all stings for "crimes" they made up all by themselves and then coerced others to join. Even for those that don't have a problem with this kind of practice in theory, it has to be jarring to learn just how many of... (more)


Deputy Who Fatally Struck Bicyclist Was Texting: Report posted 07/25/2014, 6:12 AM (NBC LA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy who hit and killed a former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster in December was texting, the Los Angeles Daily News reported, citing court documents.

Milton Everett Olin
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Border Patrol Agent Forces Man to Delete Recording for "Officer Safety and Security" posted 07/25/2014, 6:11 AM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the southern border to the northern border to even the border of Alaska and all the checkpoints miles away from the border, U.S. Border Patrol Agents are forcing citizens to delete photos they have taken of checkpoints, not that th... (more)


Faked drug-dog certification puts Baltimore drug-money forfeiture at risk posted 07/25/2014, 6:11 AM (City Paper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Early last year, the U.S. Supreme Court elevated the legal status of drug-detecting dogs, ruling that a police search can be presumed lawful if it is predicated on a positive alert by a well-trained dog with basic paperwork. Such training, though, is bunk if not accompanied by valid certification of the dog and its handler. Not only was it lacking in an ongoing drug-money forfeiture case in Maryland U.S. District Court, in which the government is seeking to keep $122,640 in cash seized last Sept... (more)


State investigating viral photo of officer parked in handicapped spot posted 07/25/2014, 6:11 AM (WLWT)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CINCINNATI —The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is investigating after a photo of an officer's truck parked in a handicapped spot at a Cincinnati marina became a viral hit.

The photo posted on Facebook and Reddit this week shows a State Watercraft Officer vehicle parked at the Four Seasons Yacht Club on Kellogg Avenue. The photo had more than a million views via Reddit by Thursday afternoon.
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Hans-Hermann Hoppe Explains How Individuals Create Security And The State Destroys It posted 07/25/2014, 6:11 AM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Thursday July 24th, 2014

Bill Maher Slams Police State Militarization posted 07/24/2014, 7:14 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


"Once you start dressing an equipping people like an occupying army, they start acting like one."

Bill Maher criticizes the police arming themselves to the teeth, though he reveals he's under the delusion without cops the world would be "like the movie 'The Purge' every night."

In reality, the state's monopoly on protection services creates more crime than it pre
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Daily Show Slams Highway Patrol "Banditos" Robbing People Through Forfeiture Laws posted 07/24/2014, 7:14 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper does an excellent comedy piece exposing the criminal nature of asset forfeiture laws.


Woman With Allergies Arrested and Imprisoned for Buying Sudafed posted 07/24/2014, 7:14 AM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
TALLAHASSEE (CN) - Florida sheriff's officers falsely arrested and imprisoned a woman with allergies for buying two boxes of Sudafed at a drug store, she claims in Federal Court.

Mickey Lynn Goodson claims she bought the two boxes of the over-the-counter drug because the pharmacist recommended it. She sued Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young and the two officers who arrested her, Rodney Moore and William Buckhalt.

Charges of possession of a controlled subs
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Scouts Receive "Civics Lesson" in American Totalitarianism posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Visitors to the former Soviet Union were frequently admonished not to take photographs of buildings and government personnel, out of fear of attracting the attention of the secret police. The danger was particularly acute when entering or leaving East Germany, where border guards stationed at the Berlin Wall checkpoints were very aggressive and entirely capable of killing people on the spot for trivial infractions.

The same is true while crossing the border between South Korea and
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California Cop Arrests Man for Video Recording "Private Cars" from Public Sidewalk posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (PINAC)
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A Southern California police officer arrested a man for video recording “private cars” from a public sidewalk.

The Covina police officer named K. Counts then handcuffed the man when he refused to provide identification, claiming that they were looking for a suspect on the loose, and that it could have very well been the man with the camera who decided to return to the crime of th
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Connecticut Police Department Tries to Arrest One of Its Own For Brutality, State's Attorney Says Nope, Too Complicated posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (Reason)
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Police in Enfield, Connecticut, were ready to arrest one of their own, Matthew Worden, for punching a suspect when it was "neither necessary nor needed." They prepared a 7-page arrest warrant where it sounded like the cop's excuse was that his victim got in the way of his punches, but the state's attorney in Hartford rejected the application because, well, the incident was too complicated to follow.... (more)


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 07/24/2014, 7:09 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
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More cops with pain pill problems, another jailer busted, another cop caught in a protection sting, and another cop gets caught peddling steroids and prescription drugs. Let's get to it:

In Pacific, Missouri, a Pacific police officer was arrested last Thursday on charges he stole hydrocodone and oxycodone from the department evidence room. Arthur Tullock,
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