Donald Trump intensified his calls for an investigation into his Democratic rival's emails, saying that a special prosecutor must take over the case. "After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewashed Hillary Clinton’s email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s new crimes," Trump said. "The Justice Department is required to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor because it has proven itself to be really, sadly a political arm of the White House.”
Someone just got caught trying to scale a wall at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks and Hillary Clinton Enemy No. 1, has been living under political asylum for the last four years. Clinton campaign strategist Bob Beckel literally openly called for the assassination of Julian Assange on live TV. Assange’s lawyer John Jones, described as one of Britain’s top human rights lawyers, died in an “apparent” suicide back in April when he was struck by a train.
Hiding the truth and full-on deception is now 100% legal thanks to 2012 NDAA (HR 4310) signed by Obama December 29, 2012. HR 4310 section 1078 officially authorized use of propaganda in the United States. We are now seeing levels of anti-Russia, anti-China, anti-anything-that-opposes-the-Western-cabal reminiscent of the 1940s and 1950s WW2 and Cold War propaganda when Americans were bombarded with commercials, advertisements, billboards, radio talk, movies, cartoons, songs and TV pundits all ratcheting up ideas, one-liners, slogans, speeches and even State propaganda all ratcheting up ideas
The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo that instructs officials to either decline to renew the contracts for private prison operators when they expire or “substantially reduce” the contracts’ scope. The goal, Yates wrote, is “reducing — and ultimately ending — our use of privately operated prisons.”
In 2005, the FDA banned websites from posting information regarding the health benefits of cherries, which include lowered risk of colon cancer, easing of arthritis symptoms, lowering of cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease, to name just a few. "According to the FDA, when cherry companies disseminate this peer-reviewed scientific information, the cherries become 'unapproved new drugs' and are subject to seizure. The FDA warned that if those involved in 'cherry trafficking' continue to inform consumers about these scientific studies, criminal prosecutions would ensue."
The bill would criminalize publishing undercover video footage of "health care providers" and subject third parties, including journalists, to penalties for reporting and distributing the illegally recorded footage. First-time offenders could be fined up to $2,500 while repeat offenders could face up to a year in prison.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker activated the National Guard to lend assistance to Milwaukee law enforcement if any further riots erupt in the city following the police killing of an armed suspect.
DEA pilfers millions in cash from travelers with little, if any, evidence they committed even minor crimes even if charges are never levied. Purchasing a one-way ticket — or even flying to California — constitutes sufficient reason for the DEA to target someone for a cash seizure. DEA agents assigned to patrol 15 of the nation’s busiest airports seized more than $209 million in cash. “Of 87 cases USA Today identified in which the DEA seized cash after flagging a suspicious itinerary, only two resulted in the alleged courier being charged with a crime,
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) also announced on August 11 that marijuana would remain illegal under federal law. Other Schedule I substances include heroin, LSD, peyote, ecstasy, quaaludes, and bath salts.Marijuana is still considered by the federal government to have “no accepted medical use in the United States.”
Democratic strategist, and CNN host, Bob Beckel has publicly called for the "illegal assassination of that son-of-a-bitch" Julian Assange.
Within the mountains of email texts, was a paid segment by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), encouraging politicians to be wary of marijuana legalization. Industries who need you locked in a cage for possessing a plant in order to ensure their job security:
1 – Police Unions:number one contributor to politicians for their votes to lock you in a cage for a plant.
2 – Private Prison Corporations: constantly pushing for stricter laws to keep dollars flowing.
3 – Alcohol and Beer Companies: These giant corporations hate competition,
4 – Pharmaceutical Corporations Big pharma uses the force of the state to legislate out competition.
5 – Prison Guard Unions: scared of losing their jobs,
A new report on Texas in-custody deaths, released by the Texas Justice Initiative, showed that nearly 7,000 inmates died between 2005 and 2015. The study compiled data reported by law enforcement and jail officials. It looked at totals by suicide, homicide, natural causes and illness. Texas has an unusually high number of in-custody deaths. Statistically, eleven percent committed suicide, eight percent died from drugs, alcohol or other injury, eight percent from what was labeled justifiable homicide a term utilized when an officer or guard kills an arrested subject). The remainder died from what police call natural causes.
Video from Donald Trump’s speech last week in Daytona Beach shows ABC News cutting the live fed as Trump begins to talk about Hillary Clinton’s connection to ISIS. “Take a look at Orlando, take a look at San Bernardino, take a look at the World Trade Center,” states Trump, before adding, “And we let ISIS take this position, it was Hillary Clinton that….she should get an award from them as the founder of ISIS. That’s what it ”ABC News’ live stream coverage then immediately cuts out and goes to background music. The video comes back in but with Trump muted before returning to full coverage. Last month, CNN reporter Brianna Keilar began talking about Hillary’s support for anti-crime legislation in the 90’s which contributed to the “mass incarceration” of black people before the video was immediately cut.
New draft legislation proposed by the Italian government could see parents imprisoned for feeding their children a vegan diet. Those legally responsible for under-16s who display signs of malnutrition resulting in illness or long-term health problems could be sentenced for up to four years following several high-profile cases in the country. In four cases over the last 18 months, malnourished children were hospitalized after being fed a vegan diet. The head pediatrician at the Milan hospital said children being raised on a vegan diet should be given supplements, particularly iron and calcium.
The Rio 2016 Games are the first to have a team of refugees compete, in recognition of the 60 million refugees around the world. Athletes from Syria, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo were chosen to represent the refugee team, which has been handed a group of coaches and support staff to help them during the Games. Although the Olympics may offer a handful of refugees a temporary home in Brazil, the event itself has directly forced around 77,000 Brazilian natives from their homes to make way for infrastructure.
During an interview with Peter Lewis on June 6, 1968, musician John Lennon said, “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.” Lennon goes on to call out the insanity of the British, American, Chinese, and Russian governments. He says he’s been attempting to express this in different ways all of his life ever since he figured it out, but he thinks we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal means.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told a vast rally in Istanbul that he would approve the return of the death penalty if it was backed by parliament and the public.
DNC staffer, Seth Rich, who had blown the whistle on widespread election fraud within the Democratic Party was found murdered near his home earlier in July. Victor Thorn, a prominent writer and vocal critic of the Clinton’s, was shot to death at the beginning of August. Shawn Lucas, an official who served the DNC with election fraud papers, was found dead on August 2nd.
The “Amazon Echo” device, a constantly-listening Bluetooth speaker that connects to music streaming services like Pandora and Spotify at the sound of a person’s voice, can be easily hacked and used by government agencies like the FBI to listen in on conversations.
Chief Executive Officer Derek Dubner says it’s already built a profile on every American adult, The Boca Raton, Fla., company’s database service, idiCORE, combines public records with purchasing, demographic, and behavioral data. .These personal profiles include all known addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses; every piece of property ever bought or sold, plus related mortgages; past and present vehicles owned; criminal citations, from speeding tickets on up; voter registration; hunting permits; and names and phone numbers of neighbors.
The bill signed into law on Friday by Governor Bruce Rauner authorizes a new curriculum for driver’s education classes which includes interacting with police. The guidelines, created by the secretary of state’s office, will instruct pupils on how to respond if they are pulled over by police. The course will be designed to prevent teens from panicking or doing anything that might escalate a routine traffic stop into a more serious situation.
Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation last week which makes Illinois the third largest state in the country to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses. The new law makes having 10 grams or less of marijuana a civil offense as opposed to a criminal one. Thus, the penalty for possession of over 10 grams will be a fine of up to 200 dollars. The law also sets an official standard for what will be considered too impaired to drive. Previously, any trace amount of marijuana at all was considered impaired, new law creates a standard of 5 nanograms of THC in the driver’s blood within two hours of consumption.
While police officers across the country are being let off the hook by prosecutors for shooting unarmed citizens, two Rensselaer County cops are learning that there are limits to what they are allowed to get away with. Tyler Sammon, a 3-year member of the force, and officer Matt Spath are accused of intentionally chasing down an exhausted woodchuck also known as a groundhog on a Troy golf course until it collapsed, and then running it over as horrified witnesses looked on. Police Chief Rick Fusco has suspended both officers with pay “If in fact this alleged situation happened, I will be recommending they be terminated,” “There is no room in any police agency for a person like this to be carrying a badge and a gun.”
CDC and the Florida Health Department recommended an aerial spraying program to cover a 10-square-mile area just north of downtown Miami. The state is spraying a chemical called Naled, which is an organophospate pesticide that causes severe skin and eye irritation, contains an ngredient called napthalines classified by the EPA as a “possible human carcinogen.”In the 1950s, the U.S. was seeking to weaponize the Aedes aegypti mosquito while Brazil and other Latin American countries were trying to eradicate it. Army scientists were considering how fleas, grasshoppers, and mosquitoes might be deployed.. These insects were harder to protect against than gas— masks wouldn’t help. The threat they posed would last, as long as a population of insects remained alive, would be difficult to pin an insect-borne attack on the U.S. There were parts of the Soviet Union that had never been exposed to the disease, which made them vulnerable, had the right climate to support mosquitoes.
According to a NY Times article, the Obama administration wants DHS to run our electronic ballot casting system. DHS wants to classify our election process as “critical infrastructure."Critical infrastructure is defined by DHS as "sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety." DHS/TSA have been accused of corruption.
Massachusetts National Guard, Massachusetts State Police, descended into the backyard of an 81-year-old cancer patient in a raid last week. Paul Jackson, 81, of Martha’s Vineyard, grows cannabis to make medicine. While medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, Jackson says he grows his own because it’s far healthier.“The people that are selling it are using chemicals that react with the chemotherapy,” he said. “Mine is much better because it’s organically grown. Jackson noted that he doesn’t smoke the plant “We just make tea out of it. I don’t sell it
The official platform of the Black Lives Matter movement has triggered criticism from Jewish organizations for accusing Israel of genocide against the Palestinians and calling the country “an apartheid state,” criticizes the US government for providing military and financial aid to Israel, “a state that practices systematic discrimination and has maintained a military occupation of Palestine for decades.” The movement urged the US government to stop its support to Israel.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte July 30 in Manila and pledged $32 million to fund Duterte’s anti-drug campaign, an operation that involves death squads, police murders and concentration camps. Since Duterte took office at the end of June, more than 500 alleged criminals have been killed by police and vigilante groups.
New Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called on police and vigilantes to kill drug suspects.One month into Mr Duterte's six-year presidency, around 500 drug suspects have been executed. Police are responsible for many of the killings. One of the very few Filipinos prepared to speak out about the extra-judicial killings is Catholic priest Father Amado Picardal. "I think there is more to come, because the reign of terror has started. The police are on a killing spree, and so are the vigilante groups. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte:"So those of you in your neighbourhood, feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have a gun. You have my support."
Washington has raised the cost of being a member of its Empire too high. France and Germany are beginning to exercise independent policies toward Russia French Senate voted overwhelmingly to urge the government to gradually reduce economic sanctions on Russia amid growing opposition. Politicians in Italy, Belgium, and Cyprus are taking the same tack. Politicians in Greece and Hungary have also questioned the sanctions.. So does Donald Trump.
Even before last month's coup attempt, Turkey's penal system was overstretched, with crowded prisons and backlogged courts. Now, it is struggling to cope with an influx of thousands who have been detained in the aftermath of the attempted putsch. There are reports jails are so crowded that prisoners have to sleep in shifts.There are so many alleged putschists the government says it doesn't have a courthouse big enough to try them all and will need to build new ones. Some 3,000 prosecutors and judges are among those who have been detained, making it even more difficult to find members of the judiciary to handle trials.
Indian government sent 16,000 kilograms of food to Saudi Arabia, which was distributed in front of India’s consulate in port city of Jeddah, in an attempt to defuse mass protests by Indian migrant workers laid off and left to starve. More than 10,000 Indian migrant workers in that country are battling hunger after employers refused to pay their wages. They cannot leave Saudi Arabia because their employers often hold their passports in order to control them; nor can they afford a return trip home. Saudi construction company, Saudi Oger, refused to pay workers’ wages for seven months. It employs 50,000 including 4,000 Indian migrant workers. Hundreds of Saudi Oger’s employees, led protests demanding back wages. Saudi government sent police to disperse the protest,. stationed police outside workers’ camps to keep them from protesting while they starve.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden published a vaguely worded tweet on Wednesday that has aroused curiosity in the Twittersphere.The post reads like a cryptic rallying call, asking former colleagues of the NSA contractor to contact him, saying "It’s time."In 2013, Snowden leaked intelligence documents that unveiled extent of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying apparatus. He currently lives in exile in Russia, faces charges of espionage and theft of government property in the US.
Kinda seems like we’ve heard promises like this many times before by now, but according to new reports, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says another dump is on the way, and this time it will include enough info to lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.
Kun Shan Chun, also known as Joey Chun, worked as electronics technician for the FBI between 1997 and 2016. Last March he was arrested for acting as an agent for Chinese government. Monday, Chun pleaded guilty to those charges in a federal court, admitted he handed over sensitive information to a Chinese official on multiple occasions, between 2011 and 2016. Chun, who was born in China and became a US citizen before working for the FBI, revealed he had given the identity and travel plans of a FBI to the Chinese government. Chun also took photos of secret documents that pertained to surveillance technology.
Orlando, Florida man Daniel Rushing seeking damages from the city, was handcuffed, arrested, jailed and strip-searched for possession of sugar glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut. He was pulled over for speeding. Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins spotted “a rock like substance on the floor board.”"I recognized through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer the substance to be some sort of narcotic," the eight-year veteran of the force wrote in arrest report. Riggs-Hopkins field-tested the substance twice, both times it came up positive for amphetamines..”Florida state crime lab confirmed the truth. Police did not explain why doughnut glaze tested positive for amphetamine, said the arrest was lawful. Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab show 21 percent of evidence police listed as methamphetamine was not methamphetamine, half of those false positives were not any kind of illegal drug.
November, California residents will vote on, and undoubtedly pass Proposition 64 (2016) The California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (#15-0103) also known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act.” The fear from police who stand to lose their cash cow from smash-and-grab raids on marijuana dispensaries and extraction companies has sent them into a fury. Over the last year, California cops have ramped up asset seizures of cannabis companies in an apparent response to Prop 64.
The government issued arrest warrants for 89 journalists."Three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 45 papers, 15 magazines, and 29 publishers will be shut. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against a free press in Turkey prior to the coup. 66,000 people suspended or dismissed from their jobs in health care, education, the judiciary, ministries, municipalities, and Turkey's national airline."Tens of thousands of teachers and public servants fired. Amnesty International accused government of torturing detainees. Human Rights Watch reports many journalists facing warrants for arrest have fled the country.
A society that is fragmenting into cultural groups that are themselves fracturing into smaller units of temporary and highly contingent solidarity is ideal for Elites bent on maintaining political and financial control. A society that has fragmented into a media-fed cultural war of hot-button identity-gender-religious politics is incapable of resisting concentrations of power and wealth in the hands of the few at the expense of the many.
The trust of Carol Jenkins Barnett, daughter of the founder of the Publix supermarket chain, has donated $800,000 to the Drug Free Florida group, which is fighting a legalization measure on the ballot this November, the Miami New Times reports.
The shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas have prompted the New York Police Department (NYPD) to buy $7.5 million worth of military-grade protection equipment for on-duty officers. Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference on Monday that the NYPD has purchased 20,000 military helmets, 6,000 military heavy duty bullet-proof vests, trauma kits, and ballistic doors and windows for patrol cars,
A Turkish official told Al Jazeera that their primary motive in blocking the website was to bar local access to sensitive information, such as the personal contact data of public officials, and of private citizens who had emailed government agencies.
The state-run Turkish Airlines announced Monday that it fired 211 employees over suspected links to Fethullah Gulen, US-based opposition cleric whom the government has blamed for the July 15 coup attempt in the country. Turkey’s flag carrier said, in a statement, that the contracts of the employees were terminated due to operational necessity, inefficiency, poor performance as well as providing support to the movement of Gulen.
Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union. The arrests or suspensions of soldiers, police, judges and civil servants in response to the July 15-16 putsch have raised concerns among rights groups and Western countries, who fear President Tayyip Erdogan is capitalizing on it to tighten his grip on power.
China has banned a number of online news organizations from reporting original news in an effort to suppress non-government approved information. The ban increases China’s influence over what information its people can access, allowing them to shape and suppress news.
A video was anonymously posted online this week showing a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy involved in a standoff with police after he decided to pull his gun on a Jack in the Box employee. Benjamin Lee, 33, was arrested about 2:40 a.m. earlier this year after he drunkenly drove into the Jack in the Box order line. .According to witnesses, Lee became frustrated the drive-through line was taking so long. When he finally reached the window to order his food, he pulled out his gun instead of his wallet, employees called 9-1-1. When officers arrived, a standoff ensued as they pinned their AR-15s on Lee’s car and his passengers. Eventually police would take them in without incident. Lee was arrested on suspicion of DUI and brandishing a weapon. When the vice president of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Roger Winslow, released a statement on the incident, he conveniently failed to mention the assault with a deadly weapon. He then cautioned the public not to rush to judgment.
Turkey’s purge of Gulen supporters continued on Saturday with the closure of hundreds of private schools, charities and other institutions suspects of links with the US-based cleric. Ankara declared a state of emergency after a failed military coup.
A New Mexico woman has been awarded $475,000 by US Customs and Border Protection for being forced to undergo cavity searches and then being charged for the invasive and unnecessary procedure; no drugs were found, according to court documents.
A former California police officer was arrested on Thursday and booked on suspicion of 22 felonies related to the rape and sexual battery of five women while on duty and in uniform, the prosecutor handling the case said. Noah Winchester, 31, was taken into custody Thursday morning near his home in the Central Valley city of Stockton, on an arrest warrant that included charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery, all under color of authority, said Stephen Wagstaffe, District Attorney for San Mateo County near San Francisco, where some of the alleged assaults took place.
A new law instructs the state police to pick five counties where it will run a one-year pilot program for saliva-based testing to check drivers for drugs like marijuana, heroin and cocaine. The five counties will be determined based on criteria including: the number of impaired driving crashes;the number of impaired drivers arrested; and the number of Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) trained in the county,
A homeowner in Finland has been sentenced to four years in jail and a fine totaling €21,000 (US$23,000) after fighting off three intruders who attempted to rob his house. The thieves got lesser prison terms and are to be paid damages by their victim. Three strangers rushed in and launched at him, toting baseball bats and a gun. The man retreated to the kitchen, where he found a knife and was able to overpower the intruders, two men and one woman. The homeowner convicted of “excessive self-defense and attempted manslaughter. The attackers were convicted for felony home invasion and assault, received one-year-and-two-month conditional sentences, similar to probation or house arrest in Finland, also ordered to pay the homeowner damages, their combined fine ruled to be €3,000 (US$3,300).
Wednesday, the French National Assembly voted overwhelmingly to extend for a fourth time the state of emergency imposed by the Socialist Party (PS) government after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris. By 489 to 26, it prolonged what has become the longest state of emergency in France since the collapse of the Nazi-collaborationist Vichy regime at the end of World War II. Official claims that this is a temporary response to the latest horrific attack in France—in which an apparently deranged, indebted Franco-Tunisian truck driver plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 and wounding over 100.
An unarmed behavioral therapist therapist Charles Kinsey, who had his hands in the air as he lay on his back on the ground attempting to calm an autistic patient in distress, was shot in the leg by Police in North Miami, Florida, responded to an emergency 911 call of a man with a gun who was threatening to commit suicide — but he believes the caller likely mistook the autistic patient’s toy truck for a firearm.
According to a recent report from the House Homeland Security Commission entitled “Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public“, nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years.
Turkey’s state of emergency means temporary suspension of the European Convention on Human Rights, the deputy prime minister has said, adding this is expected to last for a month and a half. The state of emergency in Turkey follows a failed military coup. He added that the government is planning to restructure the army.
Erdogan's historic purge of dissidents and adversaries - many in the country's educational system - continues, according to the latest count, a 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country; has spooked Turkish investors sending local markets and the currency sliding on concerns Erdogan is going to far with his retribution.Turkey said it would announce emergency measures on Wednesday to try "to shore up stability and prevent damage to the economy.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the recent coup attempt may not yet be fully over;
may be more plans” are yet to come,,foreign countries may have been involved in the attempt.
Civil asset forfeiture officially ends in Nebraska as reforms to asset forfeiture laws passed in the spring go into effect. Under the new law, the state can no longer take property without a criminal conviction. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.
US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly warned Turkey of losing its NATO membership. “NATO also has a requirement with respect to democracy and NATO will indeed measure very carefully what is happening,” Kerry told journalists in Brussels on Monday. Previously, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had warned Turkey against reinstating the death penalty for those alleged to be responsible for the coup, insisting countries that applied the death penalty could not be EU members.
399 employees of the Ministry of Family and Social Polices were stripped of their responsibilities on Tuesday, and 257 people working at the office of the prime minister were also sacked. Turkey's courts ordered 85 generals and admirals jailed pending trial over their roles in Friday's coup attempt. Among those arrested include former air force commander Gen. Akin Ozturk, who is alleged to be a ringleader of the uprising. Gen. Adem Hududi, commander of Turkey's 2nd Army, which is in charge of countering possible threats from Syria, Iran, and Iraq, was also detained.
Obama: "There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there’s data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters. "And if police departments acknowledge that there’s a problem and there’s an issue, then that, too, is going to contribute to real solutions, that is what’s going to ultimately make the job of being a cop a lot safer. It is in the interest of police officers their communities trust them andthe kind of rancor and suspicion that exists right now is alleviated."
Environmental activists are being murdered at record rates, as many as three deaths occurring per week, according to London-based advocacy group, Global Witness. 185 killings occurred in 2015 – a 60 percent increase over the previous year, deadliest year on record.”The majority of the murders were activists opposing logging, mining, agribusiness and dam projects. United States government is complicit in the persecution of activists, labeling them terrorists, governments throughout the world “turning a blind eye to corruption, illegalities and environmental degradation,” condemning activists as“anti-development.”
Fact: In the first 24 days of 2015, police in the US fatally shot more people than police did in England and Wales, combined, over the past 24 years. According to The Counted, the Guardian’s special project to track every police killing this year, there were 59 fatal police shootings in the US for the days between 1 January and 24 January.
8,777 public personnel were discarded from their official positions one provincial governor and 29 governors of towns were among the dismissed officials. Turkey has been engaged in a sweeping crackdown on those believed to have played a role in the coup, more than 200 people killed. 7,500, most of them soldiers, have been detained, over 750 judges and prosecutors among the suspects.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said plotters will pay a "heavy price;" blamed US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his followers for orchestrating the coup.
Over 80 protesters were arrested at two different anti-police violence protests in Baltimore, Maryland, and Portland, Maine.The protests and arrests come amid growing social tension in the US over police violence. Last weekend, thousands of people protested across the country following the killings of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by police officers
The deceased suspect in the deadly shooting of Baton Rouge law enforcement officers appeared to have attacked police on his 29th birthday. The suspect has been identified as a black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri. He was born on July 17, 1987. According to a military source, Long left the Marines in 2010 with an honorable discharge. His final Marine rank was E-5 (sergeant). Military records show he received several medals during his military career, including one for good conduct, and received an honorable discharge. Long also briefly attended the University of Alabama
An even higher percentage–nearly 88–stated their conviction that “any vetted citizen” should be able to purchase a gun “for sport or self-defense.”When asked if “any vetted citizen” should be able to buy a gun “for sport or self-defense,” only “9 percent” said “no.
The hacktivist group claiming to be Anonymous is now calling for nationwide Day of Rage protests on Friday, July 15th. Jacksonville’s Black Lives Matter protesters and Pastor R.L. Gundy plan to take to the streets this Friday for a demonstration they say will be larger than last weekend’s.
1800 police were called in and at least 120 policemen were injured in what is becoming a street battle. This has been the most aggressive and violent protest in Germany for the past five years. Protesters were throwing bottles, cobblestones and fireworks, as well as they destroyed cars. The protest is against police operations Police called for reinforcements from Bavaria, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and the Federal Police.
Large demonstrations continued across the United States over the weekend sparked by recent police murders in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and New York City. The new wave of protests followed the release of video footage showing police shooting and killing unarmed black men Tuesday and Wednesday. Hundreds were arrested as police confronted protesters in a heavy-handed provocative manner. In many locations, officers were outfitted in riot gear and armed with military-style weapons.
Following deadly police shootings this week of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and an ambush of white officers in Texas the island nation on Friday advised its residents to be extra careful if they travel here. The reason: “recent tensions in American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.” The Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration urged its citizens to exercise “appropriate caution” when traveling to the United States, especially where recent police shootings have occurred.“Do not get involved in political or other demonstrations and avoid crowds,” take “extreme caution” with police. “Do not be confrontational and cooperate,”“Pay attention to the public notices and news announcements in the city you are visiting.
The decision to host the NATO Summit in Warsaw has turned Poland's largest metropolitan area into a military camp and a nightmare for the visitors and residents. Utilizing the unconstitutional anti-terrorist law that went into effect on July 1, the government has put Warsaw under terrorist alert, allowing for implementation of the harsh security measures previously possible only under martial law.
Smith & Wesson stock opened near an all-time high on Friday after five police officers were killed and seven were injured in a shooting in Dallas. The gunmaker’s stock opened at $29.75 a share. Stocks for Smith & Wesson rose about 3% on Friday while stocks for fellow firearm manufacturer Sturm Ruger went up by 5%. The shares surged in anticipation of higher gun sales due to fears of stricter gun control policies following the worst mass shooting of police in US history.
Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives when it is exposed to more than 80 other compounds, certain acne medications and several common household cleaners, cold weather, heat. Accuracy varies widely. Labs rarely notify officers when a false positive is found.
The morning after five police officers were fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, a police officer was shot in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin, Missouri. Another officer was shot and injured in Valdosta, Georgia. In Texas, five police officers were killed and seven other cops and two civilians were injured by a sniper during a peaceful protest,
California new vaccine mandate barring new students from entering or seventh graders from advancing in school, unless they have a list of shots required by the state. The new law is pushing some parents to move out of the State. They want to "keep us safe from diseases," yet they have open borders allowing the state to be flooded with unscreened disease carriers from the Third World. Gov. Jerry Brown signs six gun control measures;”prohibit magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, background checks on people purchasing ammunition.
Prominent businessman Gerry Harvey has bewailed the outcome of last Saturday’s election in Australia and suggested the formation of a dictatorship in order to resolve the political crisis and impose anti-working class economic “reform” measures. "The only cure we’ve got is to have a dictator like in China or something like that. Our democracy at the moment is not working.”
Russell Pearce, a former state senator: “You put me in charge of Medicaid, the first thing I’d do is get Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations…Then we’ll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job.”
China’s powerful internet censorship body has further tightened its grip on online news reports by warning all news or social network websites against publishing news without proper verification, state media reports. The instruction, issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China, said online media could not report any news taken from social media websites without approval.
A man in North Yorkshire, Englandwho was acquitted on rape charges following a retrial in 2015 claims he is going on a hunger strike after being informed he must notify the police 24 hours before having sex; is subject to a “sexual risk order” applied to anyone police feel poses a risk.
Computer scientist Dr. Hany Farid claims to have developed an algorithm that can permanently remove extremist content from the Web — before it has a chance to go viral. identifying extremist images and videos on the Internet by searching for that contents’ unique digital markers, appears to be nothing standing in the way of programmers using the technology to target things like political speech.
The demonstration in the French capital attracted at least 55,000 participants, according to the organizers. More than 2,500 officers were deployed. Similar demonstrations have taken place across the country.
A new study tracking criminal activity perpetrated by police found, on average, three law enforcement officers are arrested each day — around 1,100 cops every year.. “The most common crimes were simple assault, drunken driving and aggravated assault, and significant numbers of sex crimes were also found. About 72 percent of officers charged are convicted, more than 40 percent of the crimes are committed on duty, and nearly 95 percent of the officers charged are men,”
Some federal air marshals say they're reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it. The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they're required to submit at least one report a month. If they don't, there's no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments."Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft ... and they did nothing wrong," said one federal air marshal.
Massachusetts’ top court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a homeless man who had been found guilty of criminal trespassing for sleeping in a mixed-use building during the winter of 2014, ruling he had a legal right to argue that there was no safer alternative.weather conditions on the dates of the offenses in February and March presented a ‘clear and imminent danger’ to a homeless person;,the town regularly had temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-17.8 C).
2014, the FBI announced plans to launch a massive database keep tabs on Americans through a biometric facial recognition program known as Next Generation Identification. The system contains about 411 million photos, only 30 million of those are “civil and criminal mugshots.” The overwhelming majority of images in the FBI database are of innocent people who have committed no crimes. These images were arbitrarily scooped up in a massive data collection, have nothing to do with national security or criminal behavior.
Trump: "Here is my promise to the American voter," said. "If I am elected President, I will end the special interest monopoly in Washington, D.C." "The other candidate in this race has spent her entire life making money for special interests – and taking money from special interests."She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund – doing favors for oppressive regimes, and many others, in exchange for cash."Together, she and Bill made $153 million giving speeches to lobbyists, CEOs, and foreign governments in the years since 2001."The choice in this election is a choice between taking our government back from the special interests, or surrendering our last scrap of independence to their total and complete control.
Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147 organisations now controls 40 per cent of global trade..
Civil asset forfeiture carried out by the IRS on the premise of “structuring” violations; depositing or withdrawing just under $10,000 from your bank account multiple times is viewed as suspicious and possibly criminal activity. Between 2007 and 2013, the IRS seized $43 million in over 600 cases where only “structuring” violations were committed.
On Sunday, federal police violently attacked road blockades set up by teachers engaged in a weeks-long strike against the government’s imposition of a regressive federal education reform law. Police in the southwestern state of Oaxaca opened fire on 500 teachers and their supporters, precipitating a bloodbath in the impoverished town of Nochixtlán. Eight people were killed and dozens wounded in the massacre.
Since June 1, a dozen members of the group Food Not Bombs. an international political organization that protests war, poverty and the destruction of the environment, have been arrested for violating a new Orlando city ordinance that prohibits sharing food with large groups in downtown parks more than twice a year. The mayor of Orlando branded them “food terrorists.”
What I see in Orlando is the same pattern as in the other events:, questionable shootings, crisis actors, an official story set at the moment of the event’s announcement, no conflicting testimony, investigation by media, just endless repetition of a set story. Governments lie in to serve their agendas:: the Gulf of Tonkin North Vietnamese attack on a US Navy ship, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Iranian nukes, Russian invasion of Ukraine They resulted in wars that killed thousands of US soldiers and killed, maimed, and displaced millions of Vietnamese and Muslims, now overrunning Europe as refugees.. American people are too gullible to be capable of preserving liberty.
Israeli marriage law makes it a two-year prison offence for any Jew marrying outside of the rabbinical authorities in that country, it has emerged after a failed attempt to overturn the rabbinate’s authority in the Israeli parliament.
On Wednesday, following the broad mobilization of workers in Tuesday’s protest against the Socialist Party (PS) government’s regressive labor law, President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls threatened to impose an outright ban on further protests against the law.
U.S. Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2017 with provisions that will force women to sign up for potential military draft and continues the practice of indefinite detention. One issue the entire Congress seemed to agree on was voting against closing military bases around the world.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich proposed the creation of a new version of the controversial House Un-American Activities Committee to root out American citizens who plan to commit terrorist attacks in the U.S. Originally founded in 1938, the committee investigated suspected threats of Nazi subversion and anti-government propaganda. During the Cold War, its activities sprawled, leading to the blacklist of Hollywood stars and left-wing activists, writers, and academics accused of having Communist ties.In 1959, former President Harry Truman called the committee “the most un-American thing in the country today.”
Classified documents uncovered by teleSUR have revealed the CIA was running a now-defunct recruitment base out of Ecuador to hire local police and military to serve US interests in the country. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) was particularly prominent, spending millions of dollars on various projects and employing local politicians and community leaders, according to the teleSUR investigation.
The new law would go after those who deny genocide or crimes against humanity, using the definition by the International Court of Justice, the German news agency DPA reported. Those convicted could face prison terms of two to six years.The measure punishes ideas “based entirely or partly” on negationist ideology only when “there is a real danger of their dissemination,” according to DPA.
The FBI knew about the shooter and investigated him prior to the attack.
The shooter had a connection to a known ISIS recruiter.
The shooter’s father was a former “Afghan presidential candidate” who supported the Taliban.
The FBI’s history in creating terrorism.
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