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The State as a Royal Scam posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
“I am from Windows Support–”

“No, you’re not,” I told the Indian-accented fellow on the other end of the phone. “You’re about the tell me that my computer is sending error messages on the internet, correct?”

“Sir, your computer is sending –”

“No, it isn’t,” I interjected before he could finish. “Tell me, does anybody still fall prey to this scam? I gr
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Silk Road Judge Won't Examine FBI's Warrantless Server Hacking; Dismisses Suppression Motion On 'Privacy Interest' Technicality posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Judge Katherine Forrest has shot down Ross Ulbricht's defense team's motion to suppress evidence it claims was acquired illegally by the FBI. The FBI asserted in its response to the motion that Ulbricht had expressed no privacy interest in the alleged Silk Road servers located in Iceland. The FBI further claimed that it nee... (more)




Florida Deputy Accused of Keeping Woman out of Jail in Return for Oral Sex posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Florida sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday after he was accused of allowing a woman to avoid arrest in exchange for oral sex.... (more)


Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The National Security Agency has had agents in China, Germany, and South Korea working on programs that use "physical subversion" to infiltrate and compromise networks and devices, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.

The documents, leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, also indicate that the agency has used "under cover" operatives to gain access to sensitive data and systems in the global communications industry, and that these secret agents may have ev
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NBC Dr. Nancy Snyderman -- DODGES Responsibility In Ebola Quarantine Violation posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (TMZ)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
It's shocking ... NBC News has dug an even deeper hole for itself in it's self-created Ebola scandal. Brian Williams just read Dr. Nancy Snyderman's tepid, vague mea culpa in which she never takes personal responsibility for violating the quarantine after being exposed to the Ebola virus.... (more)




Cat Traces Elderly Owner to Nursing Home posted 10/14/2014, 8:31 PM (Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser)
[Category: General]
WE HAVE all heard stories about cats who travelled miles to return to their former homes after their families relocated.

But what is not as obvious is how a kitty companion could find its way to its owner's new home without ever having been there before.

Staff at a care home in Westcott have been left amazed after realising that a persistent moggy they thought was just a stray begging for food was actually seeking her former owner, who had moved into the home.
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Monday October 13th, 2014

Citizen Pulls Over Cop, Demands ID, Gets It. Lets Cop Off with Verbal Warning posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Resistance]


Grant County, WA — Gavin Seim is a liberty activist, speaker and former US Congressional challenger from Washington state. He is a devoted activist who is not afraid to go toe to toe with would-be tyrants.

When Mr. Seim saw an unmarked police vehicle impersonating a citizen in his town, he felt it would be proper to educate this Grant County Sheriff’s deputy on the Washington Sta
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School Makes 5-Yr-Old Sign Contract Saying She Won't Kill Herself Nor Murder Others posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


From WPMI:
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A Mobile mother is not happy about a controversial Mobile County School contract her daughter signed without her consent. The contract promises that her daughter will not kill or injure herself and o... (more)


Violent Police 'Home Invasion' Leads to $66K Bill for Victims posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (CBC News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Two siblings are speaking out for the first time about how Halifax police "invaded" one of their homes in the middle of the night, then assaulted him as he tried to protect his sister from getting seriously hurt.

"It was just like Cops. Or like a movie. The house was dark. The house was quiet ... then bang-bang-bang! on my upstairs door," said Tyson Bishop, 36, recalling the 2008 encounter.

"It was a home invasion. They invaded my home."

Within second
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Caught on Video: Oregon Police Sergeant Steals $1.98 Bags Of Popcorn posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From WOTL:
TOLEDO, Oregon (WOTL) – An Oregon police sergeant may have ruined his law enforcement career.

Toledo Police Sergeant Eric Whitman was found guilty of stealing popcorn from at the Circle K gas station on Wheeling in Oregon.

Surveillance vid
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"Just Get Your Damn Vaccine" Doctor Violates Ebola Quarantine posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
A doctor who made headlines back in 2010 during the swine flu scare when she told MSNBC viewers, “just get your damn vaccine” didn’t show such concerns for public health when she was caught violating an Ebola quarantine in order to pick up her favorite soup.

NBC Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman was spotted on a food run in New Jersey despite being under a 21 day quarantine order after her return from West Africa during which Snyderman and her team were exposed to E
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'The Daily Show' Hilariously Exposes the Disturbing Reality of Police Shootings posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Denver 'Attack Team' Targets Wrong Family, Slams Teen's Head Through Window posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
DENVER, CO — A so-called ‘Attack Team’ negligently raided the wrong family and used violent tactics against a father and his three sons; choking and punching them, crashing a minor’s head through a glass window, and slamming them face first onto a sidewalk. The innocent family members were then maliciously prosecuted and threatened with the prospect of spending years in prison.

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VIOLENT RAID

On January 27, 2009, the Martinez
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Glenn Greenwald TED Talk: Why Privacy Matters posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (TED Talks)
[Category: Commentary]


Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."


Why is Daniel Ford still a Massachusetts judge? posted 10/13/2014, 6:33 PM (Radley Balko)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
As a prosecutor, Ford sent an innocent man to prison for decades. That man is now dead. But Ford is still a judge. ... (more)


Bono: Controversial Tax Laws Have Brought Ireland The Only Prosperity It Has Ever Known posted 10/13/2014, 6:32 PM (The Observer )
[Category: Economy]
U2 singer says capitalism and commerce play a vital role in lifting people out of poverty and that Ireland’s tax policies benefit the country’s economy.... (more)


Friday October 10th, 2014

'Friendly' Cop Sickeningly Tries to Manipulate Man Into Admitting Marijuana Usage posted 10/10/2014, 11:07 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In this clip out of Ankeny, Iowa "officer friendly" plays buddy-buddy with a man to try and con him into admitting marijuana usage as part of a dastardly ploy to imprison him and take away his freedom. The man instead stands up for his rights in the face of the manipulative costumed con-man and refuses to play his games, eventually being let go after telling the officer he's being filmed.


MD Cop Who Strangled Girlfriend's Puppy & Sent Her Photographs Gets 1 Year In Prison posted 10/10/2014, 11:07 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Alec Eugene Taylor, the psychotic Baltimore police officer who made headlines for strangling his girlfriend's puppy to death, then sending her pictures of the dog's dead corpse was sentenced to a single year in prison on animal cruelty charges. His lawyer said Taylor was under a lot of pressure and took his frustrations out on the dog, so I guess that makes it OK. I wonder how he treated
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"It Breaks My Heart": How A SWAT Team Upended My Baby's Life — And Got Away With It posted 10/10/2014, 11:07 PM (Salon)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
My son will be 2 years old next week. He’s recovering from a total of eight surgeries, one of which was to reattach his nose to his face.

For those who don’t know, it’s been over five months since the night a SWAT team broke into the house in which we were staying. It was the middle of the night, and even though our minivan with car seats inside was parked in the driveway and our children’s toys were in the yard, the SWAT officers claimed they had no way of knowing there were kids
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Detroit Cop Found Wearing Murder Victim's Expensive Watch posted 10/10/2014, 11:04 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
From the Detroit News:
A Detroit police homicide sergeant has been suspended after department officials found him wearing a murder victim's expensive watch.

Sgt. Alex Vinson was the officer in charge of a case several months ago involving an unknown murder victim who was found wearing an expensive, German-made watch, Detroit Police Chief James Cr
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Conn. Trooper Gets 5 Years For Stealing Jewelry Off Dying Crash Victim posted 10/10/2014, 11:04 PM (WTNH)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Former State Trooper Aaron Huntsman is sentenced to five years behind bars with one year mandatory after he stole a gold chain, crucifix, and nearly $4,000 from a dying man.

Back in September 2012, Huntsman responded to a motorcycle wreck on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County. While EMT’s tried to save John Scalesse’s, 45, life they gave Huntsman the cross and chain for safekeeping.

Then, prosecutors said his own dashboard camera caugh
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D.C. Council Member Recommends Disarming the Police posted 10/10/2014, 11:03 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Resistance]
Washington D.C. — D.C. Councilman David Grosso made some big waves at a police oversight hearing this week when he suggested disarming officers in the district.

“My staff won’t let me tell you that I think we oughta get rid of guns in the city and that police shouldn’t have guns so I’m not gonna tell you that,” Grosso said.

Another council member actually spoke up in support of Grosso’s radical suggestion. Councilman Tommy Wells pointed out that the idea is not just
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Now this is a gun control proposal we can all get behind!


Thursday October 9th, 2014

City Seeks to Destroy Little Girl's Playset in Her Own Backyard posted 10/09/2014, 8:57 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Fellow libertarians, we may be observing peak bureaucratic cruelty in Santa Fe Springs, California. City officials told Jessica Torres and Felix Miranda to destroy their backyard playset--a gift to their handicapped 10-year-old daughter from the Make-A-Wish-Foundation--because it is a "public nuisance," according to CBSLA.com.

Young Tiffany suffers from seizures and can't play at the public park, so the Make-A-Wish-Foundation gifted her a personal playground. It sits in her b
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"Crush the Seed of Ishmael": A "Final Solution" to the "Muslim Problem" posted 10/09/2014, 8:56 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Commentary]
We have reached a point in our nation's descent into psychotic tribalist fear where people of stature and apparent sobriety unabashedly use the expression “final solution” when discussing the existence of Muslims.

For ISIS “and those similarly motivated,” insists ret
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The State Has No Right To Do Anything posted 10/09/2014, 8:56 PM (David S. D'Amato)
[Category: Commentary]
I often hear people make casual remarks like, "Well, the State has a right to collect taxes," "the State has a right to punish criminals," or "the State has a right to controls its borders." Inside, I am always somewhat horrified at how very easily these kinds of assumptions are made, at how obvious the truth of such claims seems to others. Such assumptions are simply a given for most people, not even on the table for debate, no one really speculating about where the State acquired all of these ... (more)


Will the CDC Save Us From Ebola? posted 10/09/2014, 8:56 PM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Commentary]
Disease pandemics are a dream come true for central planners. Hysterical over possible contagion, citizens clamor for government action, government quarantines, government coercion, and government planning. In these cases, large numbers of people want government to do what government does best: seize people and property, coerce, issue orders, and spend lots of money.

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control presents itself as the answer to every pandemic. Nevermind th
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I'd say they're more likely to spread it for job security. - Chris, InfoLib


Left and Right Agree: War Is Popular posted 10/09/2014, 8:56 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
Common wisdom would purport that those on the so-called "right" are and have always been hawkish and pro-war, while those on the proverbial "left" have always been the tree-hugging, peacenik, anti-war folks. For many conservatives, unfortunately, this is more or less correct. However, progressives have once again airbrushed their own past, which is about as anti-war as, well, war.

Much of this perception is relatively recent and primarily boils down to the Iraq War. The neocon
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories posted 10/09/2014, 8:56 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A suburban St. Louis cop spoils his department's first day in operation, a Minnesota jail guard gets charged with slinging meth, and Denver cops have to pay out big time for a bad drug raid. Let's get to it:

In New Flordell Hills, Missouri, a New Flordell Hills police officer was arrested last Wednesd
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"Bathroom Cops" Arresting Men in Public Bathrooms After "Shaking Off" When Done Urinating posted 10/09/2014, 8:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A string of recent complaints filed by alleged victims of wrongful arrest are bringing question to NYPD practices of arresting men in public restrooms. There are currently undercover cops posted up in public restrooms across New York City, waiting to catch sexual predators in the act.... (more)


Police Try To Unlawfully Detain Man, Lawyer Living In The Neighborhood Sets The Police Straight posted 10/09/2014, 3:22 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


From the Washington Post via r/BCND:
If the police were on your front lawn, questioning someone you know about a c... (more)


Wednesday October 8th, 2014

Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State posted 10/08/2014, 5:20 PM (The Rutherford Institute)
[Category: Resistance]
“Let your motto be resistance! resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance.”—Abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet
The perils of resisting the police state grow more costly with each passing day, especially if you hope to escape with your life and property intact. The thing you must remember is that we’ve entered an age of militarized police in which we’re no longer viewed as civilians but as enemy combatants.

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Cops Pepperspray Teen In His Own Home After Mistaking Him For Burglar posted 10/08/2014, 5:20 PM (ABC 11)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WTVD) - The parents of a Wake County high school student are outraged that police pepper-sprayed him inside their home after a neighbor mistook him for an intruder.

It happened Monday afternoon on England Avenue in Fuquay-Varina.

Ricky and Stacy Tyler have fostered 18-year-old DeShawn Currie for about a year. The Tylers, their three young children and DeShawn moved to Fuquay-Varina in July. They said while they're still getting to know their nei
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NYPD Officer Knocks Out Teen for Smoking Cigarette posted 10/08/2014, 5:20 PM (New York Magazine)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Another day, another video of police brutality.

The family of 17-year-old Marcel Hamer has released a cell-phone clip of a plainclothes New York City police officer hitting the teen while he lies in the gutter pleading one afternoon over the summer. Lawyers for Hamer say their client was suspected of smoking marijuana, but was ultimately just charged with disorderly conduct. “Mis
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Texas Cop Pepper Sprays and Arrests Man for Video Recording posted 10/08/2014, 5:20 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


With the casualness of a certain university cop whose image went viral during the Occupy protests, a Texas cop pepper sprayed a man video recording from outside his home before moving in to arrest him.

Not much
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Officer Pulls Woman Over. Instead of a Ticket, He Showed His Humanity posted 10/08/2014, 5:19 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: General]
Emmett Township, Mich. -- Emmett Township Public Safety Officer Ben Hall was doing his standard patrol when he pulled a car over for a traffic violation.

As he spoke with the driver of the vehicle, he saw that a child in the back of the car was belted in but not in a required child car seat.

When officer Hall questioned the woman, Alexis DeLorenza, as to why the child wasn't in a safety seat, she explained that she wasn't able to afford one.

Standard
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Florida Police Conduct Illegal Search of Photographer's Car, DHS Agent Reaches for Gun posted 10/08/2014, 5:19 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


In response to a man photographing a prison from a public sidewalk, Hamilton County police officers conducted an illegal search of the photographer’s car and illegally ran his information through the Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID).

It was none other than PINAC investigative reporter Jeff Gray.
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Vermont Man Sentenced To 21 Days Spends 7 Months In Solitary Confinement After Parole Violation posted 10/08/2014, 5:19 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SPRINGVILLE, VT — A mentally impaired man was sentenced to 21 days after an alleged parole violation, but then spent 7 months locked in near-solitary confinement without treatment for his deteriorating mental health.

A federal lawsuit alleges that the man — named only as “Patient A” from St. Johnsbury — was left segregated for up to 22 hours per day, even weeks after state corrections and mental health officials determined he was a candidate for an emergency bed at an inpatient ps
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Santa Ana City Council Meeting Canceled Over "F the Police" Hat posted 10/08/2014, 5:19 PM (OC Weekly)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A scheduled SanTana City Council meeting tonight got canceled almost as soon as it started--all over a hat that proclaimed "F*ck the Police."

A man who only identified himself as "Bijan" sat down inside the council chambers wearing the Starter-style snapback cap, embroidered with the slogan in the same font on NWA Raiders hats that they used for publicity shots. "We noticed Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas, the Mayor and City Manager looking at us," says Angel Juarez, a member
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Inmate Reports Threats By Guard, Turns Up Dead posted 10/08/2014, 5:18 PM (The Miami Herald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Latandra Ellington had weathered some of Lowell Correctional Institution’s harshest and most primitive realities, and was just seven months shy of freedom — and being reunited with her four young children.

But on Sept. 21, Ellington wrote a chilling letter to her aunt telling her she feared she wouldn’t make it out alive. One of the officers at the prison — she identified him as “Sgt. Q” — had threatened to beat and kill her, she wrote.

“He was gone [sic] beat me to
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CDC’s Ebola Advice to Airline Crews: Watch for Passengers 'Using Restroom Many Times’ posted 10/08/2014, 5:17 PM (CNS News)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
(CNSNews.com) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a video designed to instruct commercial airline crews on what they need to know and do considering that someone suffering from Ebola might end up on one of their flights.... (more)


Guantanamo Use Of Olive Oil In Force Feedings 'Astonishing', Doctor Tells Court posted 10/08/2014, 5:16 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
The methods used by the US military to feed inmates in Guantánamo Bay against their will presents a long-term risk to their health, a federal court heard on Tuesday.

Steven Miles, a doctor and professor of medical ethics at the University of Minnesota, told a courtroom that lubricating the feeding tubes at Guantánamo, used on hunger-striking detainees, can cause a form of chronic inflammatory pneumonia, and questioned whether the force feeding was medically necessary.

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Tuesday October 7th, 2014

No Criminal Charges for the Baby-Burning Stormtroopers of Habersham County posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In Habersham County, Georgia, it is not a crime to mutilate children in midnight raids, assuming that the assailants are privileged purveyors of state-sanctioned violence.

Following a six-day investigation, a Habersham County Grand Jury has declined to indict the law enfo
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DEA Impersonated Woman, Set Up Fake Facebook Page, Posted Photos From Her Seized Phone To Make It Look Real posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Chris Hamby, over at Buzzfeed, has an incredible and crazy story about the DEA impersonating a woman, creating a fake Facebook profile without her knowledge or permission, and posting photos from her seized cell phone, all in order to try to get information from others. Even more crazy: a court has said this behavior is fine. The specifics involve ... (more)


Welcome to Police State USA: Family Traveling With Children Terrorized By Cops in Horrific Stop posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A family from Hammond, Illinois was recently on their way to Stroger Hospital in Chicago, to visit a dying relative when they were attacked by police at a traffic stop.

Lisa Mahone was on the way to the hospital to visit her dying mother, her boyfriend Jamal Jones, and her two children were also in the car at the time.

The entire family was on their way to say their final goodbyes when they were pulled over by police because the Lisa was not wearing a seat belt.
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Cops Dump A Murder Victim's Ashes Alleging They Were Drugs posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In September of this year, a man named Donald Hoffman gruesomely murdered and robbed four men aged 55 to 67 over an eight day period in Bocyrus, Ohio.  The killing spree was one of the most violent and heinous crimes the small town had ever seen.

Family members of the victims have stated that Hoffman had been seeking money for drugs, and when the me
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What the Feds and Bernie Madoff Have in Common posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (Mises Institute)
[Category: Commentary]
Through the years, Bernard Madoff, the convicted ponzi schemer who defrauded his investors, "generously" donated millions of dollars to charity -- cancer research, hospitals, theaters, schools, and more. At least one of these charitable organizations invested with Mr. Madoff, where the invested funds disappeared.

But Madoff is not the only one who gives money to people after first taking it from them. Today's political leaders win votes and plaudits by giving goodies to little Joh
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NYPD Officers Swing on 16-Year-Old With His Hands Raised, Then Hit Him in the Face With a Gun posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (DNA Info)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
BROOKLYN — Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and using a gun to bash a 16-year-old suspect in the face despite the teen raising his hands to surrender, according to a video obtained by DNAinfo New York.

The surveillance footage obtained exclusively by “On The Inside" shows the two officers catch up to marijuana suspect Kahreem Tribble after a brief chase in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

As the teen stops running, one officer throws a punch at h
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Supreme Court Investigates Police K-9 Sniffs posted 10/07/2014, 2:56 PM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Motoring issues are on the US Supreme Court;s agenda this term. On Monday, the justices heard oral arguments in Heien v. North Carolina, weighing the question of whether a traffic stop is invalid if the cop gets the law wrong. Last Thursday, the court also announced it would take up the issue of drug dog sniffs during traffic stops.

In January, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a four-page decision find
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Monday October 6th, 2014

Judge Says Steal Elderly Car Crash Victim's Home Over Single Missed Property Tax Payment posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


County officials are free to steal an elderly car crash victim's home for missing a single property tax payment back in 2011, a Kalamazoo county judge has decreed.

Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Gary Giguere, Jr. said the state can steal h
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TSA Desecrates Woman's Ashen Remains During Warrantless Urn Search posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (Police State USA)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
CLEVELAND, OH — A man is suing the Transportation Security Administration because he says that TSA agents opened up a sealed urn and spilled his mother’s ashen remains into his suitcase.

On Friday, October 5, 2012, Mr. Shannon Thomas made a scheduled airline trip from Cleveland to Puerto Rico, with an intermediate stop in Washington, D.C.  The Ohio man was making the trip to fulfill his deceased mother’s wishes of spreading her cremated ashes into the Caribbean Sea.

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Documents Released In Silk Road Case Add More Evidence To The 'Parallel Construction' Theory posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Ever since the government first declared it had located the Silk Road server linked to Dread Pirate Roberts (Ross Ulbricht) thanks to a leaky CAPTCHA, there have been questions about the plausibility of this explanation. Ulbricht's attorneys suggested it wasn't the FBI, but rather the NSA, who tracked the Silk ... (more)


"'Comply Or Die' Is Not The Law" posted 10/06/2014, 4:06 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In 1975, as the elected sheriff of Utah’s Davis County, William “Dub” Lawrence helped organize one of the state’s first SWAT teams. On September 22, 2008, his son-in-law, Brian Wood, was killed by that SWAT team outside his home following a 12-hour standoff.

After suffering a breakdown of some kind, Wood called 911 to report (falsely) that he had beaten and raped his wife. SWAT operator
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After This Cop Got Schooled at DUI Checkpoint and the Video Went on Youtube, He Retaliated posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Napa, Calif. – On August 22, Johnathan Travis Moore, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Napa, California, according to the Napa Valley Register. Passenger Ryan Tregaskis was filming on his cellphone as the stop took place.

While courts across the nation have upheld citizens right to record police in the
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Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized “Cop Watch” Groups Across the US posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (Truth-Out)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
When communities attempt to police the police, they often get, well... policed.

In several states, organized groups that use police scanners and knowledge of checkpoints to collectively monitor police activities by legally and peacefully filming cops on duty have said they've experienced retaliation, including unjustified detainment and arrests as well as police intimidation.
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NSA Mission Creep: It's for the Children posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (The Beacon)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s, and numerous other credible whistleblowers‘ irrefutable revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) and other government agencies are capturing and indefinitely storing million of innocent Americans’ phone calls, emails, internet transactions, and even movements and whereabouts at any given time--App... (more)


Who's Afraid of the Workers' Revolution? posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: Economy]
It’s finally happening: the backlash against the most impressive features of digital-age economics. I’ve been waiting for this for years, knowing that we can’t smoothly travel from the old world of command and control to the new world of personal sovereignty without engaging in the intellectual argument.

What’s been missing until recently has been the framework these arguments would take. That’s now becoming clearer. The opponents of markets just can’t reconcile themselves to
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Georgia Homeowner Killed in Fruitless Drug Raid posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Georgia SWAT team shot and killed an armed homeowner during a September 24 drug raid sparked by the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property the previous day. No drugs were found. David Hooks, 59, becomes the 34th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year.

According to WMAZ TV 13, Laurens County sheriff’s deputies with the drug task force and spe
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Are Police More Damned Trouble Than They're Worth? posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (Reason)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Modern police forces have become little more than a new set of predators from which the public needs protection.... (more)


John Oliver Covers Police Stealing Your Stuff Through Forfeiture posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]


Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It's a shady process called "civil asset forfeiture," and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order. See?


Baltimore Police Chief Calling for Federal Investigation into Officers After Latest Video Shows Contradictions posted 10/06/2014, 4:05 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Oh, Baltimore.

Last week saw another “use-of-force” arrest caught on video, only a week after a previous video emerged, where the public debate over the very meaning of that phrase continues in its muddled rage.

This time, it was one unarmed man against five officers, all of whom have since
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