Transportation Security Administration: plainclothes people at SeaWorld and Disney doing the same behavior detection, looking for the same indicators we look for at the airport. Suspicious behaviors include: Excessive laughter, wearing a disguise, carrying an almanac, arriving late for your flight, carrying prepaid phone cards gazing down eyes too wide open, clearing your throat too frequently, having a bobbing Adam’s apple.
The latest documents released by Wikileaks reveal some uncomfortable – yet unsurprising – truths about the relationship between Hollywood and the US Government. In its propaganda efforts against Russia, the US State Department may have pressured Sony – and some of the biggest stars – into cooperating.
As the Missouri national guard prepared to deploy to the streets of Ferguson last year during protests sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown, the troops used highly militarised language such as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” to refer to citizen demonstrators.
The FBI head agent in charge of the anthrax investigation ? Richard Lambert ? has just filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit calling the entire FBI investigation bulls**t:
THE TRANS-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement largest economic treaty ever currently involves 12 countries, 40 percent of world's GDP. Negotiated in secret-text of agreement will be released four years after deal signed. Most controversial part is investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) arrangement, gives "investors" right to sue governments if they pass laws that impede profits.
Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a Congressional hearing, accused Russian state broadcaster RT of weaponizing “conspiracy theories” to spread propaganda, characterized people who challenge establishment narratives as a “cult.”
Before the nineteenth century, there were no police forces that we would recognize as such anywhere in the world. In the Northern United States, there was a system of elected constables and sheriffs, much more responsible to the population in a very direct way than the police are today. In the South, the closest thing to a police force was the slave patrols. Then, as Northern cities grew and filled with mostly immigrant wage workers who were physically and socially separated from the ruling class, the wealthy elite who ran the various municipal governments hired hundreds and then thousands of armed men to impose order on the new working class neighborhoods.
A federal judge in California declined on Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal list of most dangerous narcotics, rejecting a closely watched request from people accused of illegally growing pot, prosecutors said. Marijuana activists had been encouraged when U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller considered arguments for reclassifying marijuana during a five-day evidentiary hearing last year. Pot is listed by the U.S. government as a so-called Schedule One drug along with narcotics such as heroin.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is questioning the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to keep secret its plan to shut down mobile phone service during “critical emergencies.” The court originally sided with the federal government that the plan should not be disclosed under a Freedom of Information Act request, but has since revisited the ruling and has ordered the DHS to explain the secrecy.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector generalreleased hundreds of of emails, other documents in support of its investigation of improper influence on the EB-5 immigration program. Many of the documents discuss hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for film and television productions from Sony Pictures and Time Warner with prominent politicians including former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendall and former Los Angeles mayorAntonio Villaraigosa.
Fewer human insurance adjusters may be needed in the field now. Instead, drones will be checking on your insurance claim after a disaster. The FAA just approved use of drones in insurance investigations by insurance bigwigs AIG, following the approval of similar bots for State Farm.
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: rectal hydration of Guantanamo detainees was a "medical procedure", human rights attorney Michael Ratner: this was a torture tactic used to break hunger strikes and intimidate detainees.
A sheriff’s deputy in Hunts County, Texas, is under investigation after being caught on video hitting a 38-year-old woman who loudly told him she was pregnant, the Dallas Observer reported.
On Tuesday, the board voted 2-to-1 to prohibit staff "from engaging in global warming or climate change work" while on the clock at the Board of Commissioners. The move comes as Republicans on the board expressed outrage that the board's executive director, Tia Nelson, had served on a state global warming task force in 2007 and 2008, which was organized by former Gov. Jim Doyle (D).
April edition of The Police Chief magazine, Paul LaCommare, Commander of the West Covina Police Department in West Covina, California, discusses new ways for law enforcement to raise money in light of dwindling revenue streams. recommendations were fine increases by 50 percent, pay-per-call policing, vacation house check fees, state and court fees for all convicted felons returning to the community, agency name to be used for advertisement and branding, resident fee similar to a utility tax, tax or fee on all alcohol sold in the city, tax or fee on all ammunition sold in, the city, public safety fees on all new development in the city, 9-1-1 fee per use, police department website with business advertisement for support, police department–run firearm safety classes.
Boycotts will target food and merchandise vendors, construction companies, laundry services, uniforms companies, prison equipment vendors, cafeteria services, manufacturers of pepper spray, body armor and the array of medieval instruments used for the physical control of prisoners, and a host of other contractors that profit from mass incarceration.
A white South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after video surfaced showing him shooting a fleeing, unarmed black man. The New York Times published the video Tuesday; it appears to show Officer Michael T. Slager of the North Charleston, South Carolina, police department, scuffling with Walter L. Scott after a traffic stop. Scott is seen turning to run away; Slager then appears to fire eight shots, and Scott falls to the ground.
Just last month, in the 31 days of March, police in the United States killed more people than the UK did in the entire 20th century. In fact, it was twice as many; police in the UK only killed 52 people during that 100 year period.
An ex-Houston police officer broke down in tears after he was sentenced to life in prison Monday for raping a waitress in the back of his patrol car.
Police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes.”Privatized prison system $70 billion per year industry that demands more incarceration. Prisoners make McDonald’s uniforms, circuit boards for IBM, Texas Instruments and Dell. Halliburton subsidiary, Dick Cheney’s firm, awarded $385 million federal contract to build concentration camps in the US. School security industry a $4.9 billion annual business that instills in youth acceptance of tyranny.
In September 2014 the Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseny “Jaz” Yatsenyuk announced plans to build a wall after the Berlin model on the border with Russia. The electric fence with barbed wire and mines will be 2,000 kilometres in length and cost around €100 million. The project will be financed mainly by EU taxpayers’ money.
More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s in which subjects—including orphans, other children and mental patients, according to plaintiffs—were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent. These experiments came to light in 2010.
California Polytechnic State University-Pomona is now requiring students who engage in free speech activities on campus to apply for a permit issued weekdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also seek approval from school officials over the content and to restrict his activity to a campus “free-speech zone.”
Ukrainian President Poroshenko has submitted a bill to his country’s parliament allowing for the internment of Russian citizens living in Ukraine. On January 27, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a bill recognizing Russia as an aggressor country.
Ukrainian journalist and political analyst Yuri Romanenko says it's time for Ukraine's Armed Forces to start a deliberate campaign of murdering Russian journalists in Donbass, for the purpose of attracting global media attention. " We need to direct Ukrainian army snipers to shoot people wearing PRESS helmets, making them priority targets."
Recent announcement that India (a constitutional republic) has now green-lighted drones for controlling “unruly crowds. India already has embarked on a range of oppressive measures throughout their society, including biometric national ID program for all of its 1.2 billion residents.
A hard-working Texas man, campus electrician for Tarrant County College; works from before sun-up to after sun-downwas thrown in jail after warrant was issued for his arrest for an overgrown lawn. Unable to pay fine, $1,700.
Purvi Patel, a 33 year old woman who says that she had a miscarriage, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for neglect of a dependent and feticide. She is the first woman in the United States to ever be sentenced for such a crime.
Thousands of courts across the country are using private companies to deal with individuals sentenced to probation and collect hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. Added fees and monthly surcharges for probation periods create a “snowballing” effect, costs quickly pile up into unmanageable debt, making petty infractions a road to endless entanglement with the criminal justice system, with significant costs.
Joseph James Greer sued City of Hayward for wrongful death of his father, James Greer. Claims BART officers pulled over his father at sobriety checkpoint his father complied, told officers he was healing from gunshot wound,had a protruding hernia in his stomach. Officers demanded that he lie down on his stomach when he couldn’t do it, they forced him to the ground. Five officers sat on him His father died from“excessive weight of the officers” and “multiple Tasings.”
Ferguson, Missouri: In this city of 21,000 people, 16,000 have outstanding arrest warrants. In fact, in 2013 alone, authorities issued 9,000 warrants for over 32,000 offenses. That’s one-and-a-half offenses for every resident of Ferguson in just one year. Most of the warrants are for minor offenses such as traffic or parking violations. And they’re part of a structural pattern of abuse, according to a recent Department of Justice investigation.
Nashville’s district attorney recently banned his staff from using invasive surgery as a bargaining chip, local attorneys had been using sterilization as part of plea bargains. Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk: “I have let my office know that is not an appropriate condition of a plea. It is now policy that sterilization will never be a condition of deal-making in the district attorney's office."
A father sent his 6th grade child's homework from Science class. It asks (and then answers) the question: Are genetically modified foods safe to eat? The sheet pretends to ask if GMOs are safe to eat, but never offers any info contrary to the answer - yes. Whether the student's answers are right or wrong, the message is clear - GMO vaccine-foods are a healthy part of a complete breakfast.
Chicago police stopped a quarter of a million people over a four-month period in 2014 without arresting them, surpassing New York City, where years of protest against stop-and-frisk forced the policy of racial profiling into national spotlight, led a federal judge to declare in 2013 that the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk violated the constitutional rights of Black and Latino New Yorkers who were targeted.
An undercover video taped in 2012 showed Idaho dairy workers beating cows, prompting criminal convictions. State lawmakers responded -- by banning undercover videos.
Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a possible Republican presidential candidate, is weighing in on the contentious issue of mandatory vaccinations – asserting people shouldn’t be allowed to refuse shots on religious or philosophical grounds.
Chief Justice James Hardesty testified before Senate Finance and Ways and Means subcommittee the court needed $700,000 by May 1 or it will be out of money, added law enforcement not generating amount of revenue from traffic tickets as it once did, that’s robbing high court of funds. Illinois, speeding tickets produce money for state budget, very little going to local governments.
The online employment service Jobaline.com doesn’t really use the face-to-face interviews, but rather feeds research and algorithms into a computer, which then judges candidates based on how their voice sounds. There are, apparently, different choices for different voices.
Late United States Marine Corps Major General Smedley D. Butler retirement speech titled “War is a Racket”. wrote longer version as a small book. exposed the Business Plot, an alleged plan to overthrow the U.S. government.told congressional committee a group of wealthy businessmen (including individuals from General Motors, Prescott Bush, grandfather of George Bush Jr., J.P. Morgan, and Rockefeller dynasty.) Companies Profiting the Most From War.
The Justice Department has ordered bank tellers across America to contact law enforcement if they suspect your cash withdrawal may have something to do with illicit activity. There doesn’t need to be proof, or any sort of red flag indicator – merely suspicion by the bank teller processing your transaction is now enough to have you investigated by authorities.
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