Arrests down 66 percent; citations for traffic violations fell 94 percent, parking violations drop 92 percent. Drug arrests dropped 84 percent. Marijuana arrests declined 61 percent. If the NYPD can safely cut arrests by two-thirds, why haven't they done it before?
A NYPD cop and two fellow thugs — including a reputed gangster who was involved in a fatal stabbing of a groom-to-be — were arrested Tuesday for extorting monthly "protection" payments from an Albanian restaurant in Queens, federal authorities said. Victim shelled out $24,000 over five months.
Operation Mockingbird had major influence over 25 newspapers and agencies placing reports provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by reporters would then be cited throughout the media wire services.
Protesters stormed St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters Wednesday morning, 25 arrests made other demonstrators pepper sprayed. Protesters planned to occupy the police department for four and a half hours until their demands were met, include amnesty for protesters charged with non-violent offenses, also want Officers Flannery and Hayes, responsible for recent shootings, to be fired immediately, among other grievances.
Florida Police after seeing a man walking down the street smoking thought the smoke smelled like marijuana, decided to pursue the man. The man entered a home police followed and tried to apprehend him, about 20 people came out of the home, surrounded the man to prevent arrest from taking place. “They formed this shield and started to get aggressive,” one of the officers said.
Six people killed by police this week across country. According to Facebook page “Killed by Police” 1,848 people killed by cops since May 1, 2013. 1,089 were killed this year. 21 people are killed by police on average every week in America. That means cops kill average of three people every day.
Philadelphia drops a Civil Asset Forfeiture case to prevent any court from ruling just seizing people’s property is unconstitutional. This is the final stage of the collapse of the Roman Empire. When the state runs out of money, it historically attacks the people. In Rome, armies began sacking their own cities to get paid. The police are doing this. Whatever they can confiscate goes to funding their own pensions.
Prisoners do not receive benefits, pensions, overtime, sick days or vacations. Cannot complain about working conditions or safety hazards. Can be sent to isolation cells. 1 million prisoners work for corporations and government industries, models for what the corporate expects us all to become, seeking to replicate these conditions throughout society.
Prior to last week’s killing of New York City policemen, police were on the political defensive, thousands took part in protests. Cops, CIA torturers, military brass resent restraints of legality, outraged when called to account. Corporate-controlled media promotes this contempt for civilian authority.
An aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the victim of a cyberattack by a highly sophisticated spying software jointly developed by British and US spy agencies, according to a report.
License plate reader technology expanding offerings to law enforcement, allows police to identify occupants of vehicles when system is supplied with a clear photograph of car's interior. Video stream can be analyzed in "near real time" to catalog, identify driver and passenger of passing vehicles, flagging any "person of interest."
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation today that creates a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients who are suspected of using drugs.
CIA agrees in its official response that "the agency made serious missteps in the management and operation of the program." said the breakdowns came in the program's early days and that internal changes corrected much of the disarray before President George W. Bush ordered the "black site" prisons emptied in 2006.
UK police forces are misusing pre-charge bail by banning hundreds of protestors from attending lawful demonstrations, The Guardian newspaper has revealed. Of all bailed protesters, eighty-five percent are never charged with any crime.
A new Christmas “tradition” has emerged that not only has Santa making a list of who’s naughty and nice, a personal “elf” to watch over children, spy on them in every room and “report” back to the North Pole ahead of Christmas, toy makers promise that parents have found it to be useful “behavior modification” tool, kids acting different when they believe someone is watching their every move.
The parents of 18-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh Jr., known affectionately as "Bou-Bou," told ABC’s 20-20 news program last week that they owe $1 million in medical expenses after their son was nearly killed by a flash-bang grenade during a late night SWAT team raid on a relative’s home in rural Georgia. The county government has refused to compensate them, claiming that it would be a violation of state law.
The FBI will hold active shooter training drills at sports stadiums as part of a massive program to prepare for what the agency says is a growing concern for law enforcement.
Broader drive in the media and political establishment to pin the blame for the officers’ deaths on ongoing protests against police violence, thereby painting them as “violent” and illegitimate. Police nationwide have already begun using this attempt to link the shooting and protests against police violence as a means of intimidating opposition.
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a man who hours earlier vowed on social media to make history by avenging the questionable non-indictments of white police officers in the deaths of black men. Ismaaiyl Abdula Brinsley, a 28-year-old black man, made his way to New York City and shot the cops in the head as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Brinsley then ran into a subway where witnesses say he turned the gun on himself and fired, ending his life.
Officials at a Virginia school turned an allegedly misbehaving 4-year-old preschooler over to law enforcement, where he was put in handcuffs and shackles and ordered to talk to jail inmates, according to a legal group intervening in the case. The unnamed student, who was enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program at Nathanael Greene Primary School, in Stanardsville, Virginia, removed from the classroom after allegedly “becoming agitated and throwing several items onto the floor.”
Sewage epidemiology is a rapidly expanding field that can provide information on illicit drug usage in communities, based on the measured concentrations in samples from wastewater treatment plants.
Jesus was interrogated, tortured and then killed, has modern followers who actually support government sanctioned torture. Gap between torture supporters and opponents widens between voters who are Christian and those who are not religious.
More than 30 cities in Spain have expressed their anger over the so-called ‘gag’ legislation that criminalizes social protest and, demonstrators say, curbs the freedom of expression.
The demonstration follows the death of Dontre Hamilton, 31, who was shot 14 times by a police officer at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee April 30. Police fatally shot Hamilton after responding to a call by workers at a nearby Starbucks complaining of Hamilton sleeping in the park.
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Sheriff’s Department deputy has been charged with four felonies, including perjury, filing a false police report, filing a false instrument and assault, as well as misdemeanor count of battery of a patient at San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office announced Friday evening.
Drone strikes and other targeted counterinsurgency programs aimed at capturing or killing “high-value targets” belonging to militant groups could be effective if coupled with larger strategic goals, the CIA believes, but they could also backfire.
German researchers discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale even when cellular networks are using most advanced encryption available.
The "architect" of the CIA's interrogation program, James Mitchell, accused Senate Democrats of putting his life in danger last week when they released a report detailing the program's "brutal" abuses. one of seven men who owned a company paid millions of dollars by the CIA to devise interrogation techniques for alleged terrorists following the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks The controversial techniques included waterboarding, which President Barack Obama called torture.
Citing public safety concerns, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris on Tuesday denied a special event permit application for an anti-police brutality march planned to start at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during the Lakota Nation Invitational on Friday afternoon.
Senator John McCain accused his fellow Republicans of being hypocritical over justifying torture, noting the US tried and hanged Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American prisoners during World War II. You can’t claim that have them freeze to death is not torture. The Arizona senator said that waterboarding was used during the Spanish Inquisition.
Colorado congressman Ken Buck (R-CO): wild accusations of racial bias is hypocritical, disrespectful, and dangerous,” won’t make minority communities safer. It will harm morale of law enforcement officers, endanger them.” “Have we forgotten 9/11?” and 23 New York City police officers that died during the terrorist attack.
A US police officer from Victoria, Texas, placed on administrative leave on Friday while he is investigated for police brutality and tasering elderly man after a traffic stop. Victoria police chief has apologized to the victim. The officer could face charges of official oppression, aggravated assault.
The San Jose Police Department said Officer Phillip White was sidelined after officials learned of statements made Saturday from his Twitter account. In the tweets, Officer Phillip White said he would kill anyone who threatens him or his family. He also said he would be off-duty at the movies with his gun if anyone "feels they can't breathe or their lives matter."
H.R.5344, the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act of 2014, would “prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians.” As written the bill amends Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code. The act will make it illegal for civilians to possess military style body armor.
Karl Rove: “In waterboarding unlike World War II, where the Japanese attempted to drown people by basically pouring water in their mouths — here the feet were elevated so there’s little or not chance of any fluid getting into the lungs. And very careful standards set in place so these would help break the the resistance of the detainee without placing their life in danger.
The UK government had redactions made to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation. Britain’s collusion in the torture of individuals who were illegally seized by US authorities is now established.
Protesters are taking to the streets in cities across the US to protest grand juries’ decisions not to indict the white officers responsible for the deaths of two unarmed black men, and demand police accountability.
U.S. government financed a four-year effort to promote Cuba’s rap music scene as part of an effort to promote democracy on the communist-run island, federal officials confirmed on Thursday.
“It seemed like a good idea to support civil society,” ; Matt Herrick, spokesman for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which financed the secretive program.
Hungarian prime minister, who has vowed to remake his country into a “non-liberal” state called Friday for mandatory drug testing of journalists and politicians. plan alarmed critics,called it an attack on civil liberties, attempt to combat his declining popularity. A member of his governing Fidesz party suggested mandatory annual drug tests for 12- to 18-year-olds.
Acting on a bogus tip about methamphetamine from a car thief, the Laurens County Sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant for the home of devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, David Hooks.An hour after the judge signed the warrant police raided Hooks’ house and took the life of this innocent grandfather.
Spain passed anti-protest law, government argues will ensure public security, opponents say will restrict civil liberties. The Citizens Security Law gives sweeping powers to authorities. Any unauthorized protests outside buildings that provide basic services to the community will incur fine up to €600,000 ($746,000). This covers a huge number of buildings from universities to hospitals.
Protesters in Ferguson have won a lawsuit filed against police in federal court who complained of excessive police tactics while dispersing crowds in Ferguson.
Net neutrality demonstrators interrupted the FCC’s monthly meeting by unfurling a large banner reading “Reclassify Now!” behind the seated FCC commissioners. The activists were escorted from the room by security after speaking out and asking FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler why he continues to delay Title II net neutrality, which should have been voted on at today’s meeting.
A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave after a video surfaced showing him using his foot to force a man's head against the ground and a flashlight to strike the man.
The head of the Central Intelligence Agency defended his office’s past use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” on Thursday, two days after a Senate panel published a grim account of the torture tactics used on detainees under the Bush administration.
UN special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson: The US is legally obliged to prosecute all high-level government officials involved in organizing the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) torture programs. The torture programs violated international law.
George Washington was against torture. Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason and the Other Framers Made It Clear Torture Is Never Permissible. Bill of Rights of the US Constitution is full of prohibitions on torture. 5th and the 8th amendments forbid torture. Fascists argue the Constitution does not apply to captured foreign prisoners of war.
Former US vice president Dick Cheney has defended the use of torture by the Central Intelligence Agency, said the program was “the right thing to do, and if I had to do it over again, I would.
Obama administration charged former CIA official John Kiriakou for leaking classified information related to the torture program to reporters. Threatened with decades in prison, Kiriakou was forced to plead guilty, accepted a 30-month prison sentence.
Detainees were forced to stand on broken limbs for hours, kept in complete darkness, deprived of sleep for up to 180 hours, sometimes standing, sometimes with their arms shackled above their heads. Prisoners were subjected to “rectal feeding” without medical necessity. Rectal exams were conducted with “excessive force.”
The UN and prominent human rights groups have demanded justice for CIA torture victims, urging to prosecute the responsible US officials listed in the Senate’s report. The Justice Department says it will not pursue charges, even after seeing the report.
Among the report’s findings: CIA justification for the use of such tactics rested on inaccurate claims of their effectiveness; interrogations and conditions of confinement of detainees was “far brutal and far worse” than claimed; CIA avoided or impeded congressional oversight of the program.”
Two psychologists were paid $81 million by the CIA to advise on and help implement its brutal interrogation program targeting detainees in the war on terror, according to the Senate torture report summary released Tuesday.
A Florida sheriff asked state police on Monday to open a criminal investigation into one of his own deputies — a white sergeant who shot and critically wounded an unarmed black auto theft suspect overnight.
Former Polish president, Aleksander Kwasniewski, acknowledged Wednesday Poland had let the CIA run a secret prison on its territory but insisted Polish officials did not authorize the harsh treatment or torture of its inmates.
Rep. Peter King :"we’re not talking about anyone being burned or stabbed or cut or anything like that. We’re talking about people being made to stand in awkward positions, have water put into their nose and into their mouth.
CIA contractors who helped develop and operate the "enhanced interrogation techniques" the agency used on terror suspects, including waterboarding, paid more than $80 million, according to Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's interrogation program.
Thousands of cellphone users in Kentucky were surprised to receive an “emergency alert” from the federal government warning them to “prepare for action,” a message local authorities later blamed on “human error” during testing.
A new law will come into effect in Sweden after Christmas 2014, that will allow people to be prosecuted for criticizing immigration or politician’s unwillingness to tackle the issue.
People are judged negatively by police, media and the general population if they belong to a subculture that does not conform with the status-quo, or if they decide to express their individuality in a way that makes them seem different to others. People who belong to the hip-hop culture, the hippie culture, bikers, ravers, skaters, punks, goths, gun owners, activists and even people with a few tattoos, are singled out and targeted by police regularly profiled for unwarranted searches and random harassment.
Social media anger exploded after footage was released of a female Arizona police officer putting a 15-year-old girl in a chokehold, as the teenager shouted that she was unable to breathe and her mother was begging to stop. Second police officer standing nearby said that his colleague’s actions were in accordance with the procedure and that if she’d wanted, the officer “could have shot her dead.”
A new law will place restrictions on scientists with clear knowledge on GMO dangers, and create room for experts with overt financial ties to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries affected by EPA regulations. EPA can no longer be advised on their own research regarding GMOs or pharmaceutical drugs like antibiotics or vaccines.
Protests against police brutality have turned violent in Berkeley, California, as officers are resorting to rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and tear gas in a tense standoff with demonstrators demanding justice.
The legal system no longer functions to protect ordinary Americans. It serves our oligarchic, corporate elites. These elites have committed $26 billion in financial fraud. They loot the U.S. Treasury, escape taxation, drive down wages, break unions, pillage pension funds, gut regulation and oversight, destroy public institutions including public schools and social assistance programs, wage endless and illegal wars to swell the profits of arms merchants, and—yes—authorize police to murder unarmed black men.
New report extensively documents the routine criminal activity of one police department in northern Ohio, finds the Cleveland Department of Police (CDP) regularly employs unnecessary and lethal force against suspects and innocent civilians.
Greek police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds during clashes in the capital. Athens was gripped with protests marking six years since police shot dead an unarmed teenager during an anti-austerity rally.
French city Marseille forced to scrap system of yellow triangles intended to help spot homeless people after it was accused of employing Nazi-style tactics. The cards, given to homeless people, detail their health issues, are yellow in order to be easily spotted. Identifies the person with photograph, name and date of birth, details a person’s illnesses or allergies.
Officially called "The Ministry of Information Policy," Ukraine government established a department critics are calling the 'Ministry of Truth,' a dystopian reference to George Orwell's 1984. Ukraine's government is clearly frustrated by lack of success in disseminating its messages.
Authorities in San Jose have cleared out “The Jungle,” considered one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation, as high rents and tough economic times have hit many in California’s Silicon Valley, a region where the tech industry dominates.
“A Grand Jury Did Indict One Person Involved In Eric Garner’s Killing — The Man Who Filmed It.”
Rep. Peter King:defended a New York City grand jury decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, white NYPD officer, in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, during an arrest on Staten Island in July. If he had not had asthma, a heart condition and was so obese, almost definitely he would not have died from this."
According to a Wall Street Journal report, national statistics provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation do not report 25 percent or more of police killings in the US, tallied at least 1,800 police killings, compared to only 1,242 reported to the FBI.
Congress is poised to give a foreign mining company 2,400 acres of national forest in Arizona that is cherished ancestral homeland to Apache natives. Controversially, the measure is attached to annual legislation that funds the US Defense Department.
A video showing three Sydney police officers brutally beating a young woman has gone viral, with over 750,000 views on Facebook. During the clip, the victim is repeatedly hit with a police baton and appears to be kicked in the head by a male officer.
Protests are already brewing in New York City and around the country following the Grand Jury ruling that police officer Daniel Pantaleo will not be charged in the choking death of Eric Garner. The incident went viral after a video taken by someone who witnessed the killing was posted online. Eric Garner was killed over suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes.
ONE week after violence in Ferguson, New York bracing for a grand jury decision in another racially charged case involving white police officer and death of an African-American. Eric Garner, 43-year-old father-of-six, died after being placed in a chokehold by New York Police Department officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selling illegal, untaxed cigarettes in Staten Island July 17.
Retired Philadelphia Police Captain, Ray Lewis demonstrated in full uniform at Occupy Wall St. protests, arrested. “You should, If you’re not protecting somebody there’s no need to use force.” System is corrupt, Police really are oppressing the black community,also the whites.”
Urgent issue is frequency police in USA shoot suspects, guilty or not. The difference in the number of killings in the U.S. and rest of the world is startling. In the U.S. hundreds killed by law enforcement every year. All ethnic groups have become victims, minorities getting shot in numbers much greater than their proportion in population. Nobody knows exact number, something that is itself disturbing
Police shot innocent man 23 times while surrounded by a half dozen officers. Those officers attempted to plant evidence, tamper with crime scene, make false statements and stage a massive cover up for a murder. Tried to plant multiple knives on his body and claim that he “had a knife.
David Hinkson discovered and manufactured mineral replacement health products that combine with vitamins to rebuild the body’s own natural disease fighting immune system. A mineral is not a drug; and, since David kept the minerals in their pure form, the FDA and “Big Pharma” could not stop him from selling them. But it was within their power to falsely accuse him of mislabeling his products – a felony.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency; plans to allocate additional funding for National Guard occupation of St. Louis. Tripled the number of troops in St. Louis region last week, from 700 to 2,200. Performing roving patrols, carried out arrests at demonstrations. Providing security at 100 locations in region, including police, fire, utility stations, hospitals, shopping malls, stadiums,
British police have uncovered a huge factory unit filled with cannabis plants right next to their South Wales headquarters in the town of Bridgend. According to police the plants were grown in insulated boxes so that they would not be detectable by thermal imaging.
An African-American man, out for a walk on a cold Michigan day, was stopped by police after a caller reported that he looked suspicious because he had his hands in his pockets. Well, you were making people nervous,” the officer explained, replied that he had to check it out.
A pregnant St. Louis woman is now blind in one eye after St. Louis County Police shot a bean-bag round at a vehicle she was riding in as the car drove away from a gas station near Ferguson, Missouri early Tuesday.
A UN report Released by the UN Committee Against Torture condemned the United States for violating terms of an international anti-torture treaty. The panel took Washington to task for police brutality, military interrogations, and capital punishment protocols.
New York state health officials stopped nonprofit group from providing free medical care to thousands lacking health insurance during four-day dental conference. The nonprofit, Remote Area Medical, raised $3 million, enlisted hundreds of volunteer doctors, other medical workers to offer health services, including dental care, new eyeglasses, other services, planned to treat 7,000 patients.
Police bashed in face and head of David Nelson Flores, sweeps 25-year-old Mayra Lazos-Guerroro’s legs out from under her. The obviously pregnant woman falls hard onto her stomach and face,she begins to scream in agony.
FBI data released the past month reveals so-called “justifiable homicides” reached record high last year, number of officers killed in line of duty fell to lowest level in decades. According to the data, 461 Americans killed by police officers in 2013, 27 police officers killed by civilians.
Air Force: “The Predator system will be used to carry out reconnaissance missions, surveillance and the acquisition of targets,” no details of where the drones will be used. Could use Predators for the surveillance of protests, drones able to stay in the air for more than 20 hours.
At least 400 protesters arrested over the past three days across the US, 200 activists were detained in Los Angeles. 2,000 National Guard forces were sent to step up security in Ferguson.
Donetsk and Lugansk banks are closed and cash machines and credit cards aren’t working. Disrupted social payments to the elderly, after local banks received an order from Ukraine’s central bank this week to “suspend” operations. Kiev is cutting economic ties with rebel-held areas by freezing bank accounts and stopping social payments.
South Korea could fine citizens $27,000 or put them in prison three years for using unregistered version of a ‘selfie-stick ’allowing the user to take a picture remotely without a timer. They are technically communication devices using radio waves for the wireless connection, need to be tested and certified to ensure they don’t interfere with other devices.
“If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality. We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities—particularly in communities of color.” -—Thomas Nolan, criminology professor and former police officer
US police have launched another crackdown on protests triggered by a grand jury's failure to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Police arrested several protesters who tried to storm City Hall in Saint Louis Wednesday; however, number of them made it into the building.
Mass arrests are being reported in Los Angeles, where protesters are demonstrating against the LAPD. Police have declared an unlawful assembly, with local reporters saying protesters have thrown objects at police. Officers at the scene also have batons out.
According to account Hagel gave, he told Obama: “We are at a time where there is a new world order.”“We don’t control it. You must question everything, every assumption, everything they” — the military and diplomats — “tell you. Any assumption 10 years old is out of date. You need to question our role. You need to question the military. You need to question what are we using the military for.” Hagel is said to have told the President.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar spoke with reporters at a press conference after a night of looting and burned-out businesses after the grand jury announcement. He said he was grateful nobody was killed but disappointed at the amount of damage in the Ferguson area.
Four French companies executing the bulk of court-sanctioned electronic surveillance have refused all new requests, accusing the country’s justice ministry of depriving them of lucrative future spying contracts. Ministry of Justice to sue companies that refuse to provide services, €750 fines.
A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, 28, for firing six shots in an August confrontation that killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in a case that set off violent protests and racial unrest throughout the nation.
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