North Carolina legislature has overridden a veto of a law that will allow businesses to sue employees who report illegal or unethical corporate behavior. Republican Governor Pat McCrory vetoed the bill that provided for businesses to pursue civil charges against employees who photograph, shoot video even if the intent is to expose wrongdoing.
The number of people killed by police so far this year topped 500 this week as the nationwide epidemic of police violence continued, with cops killing 20 people over the past seven days alone.
Florida couple arrested and charged with felony neglect after their 11-year-old son was left alone in the back yard playing basketball for 90 minutes. A busy body neighbor decided this was far too dangerous, and called the cops. The child was taken from the parents and placed in foster care.
Sean Toon, McKinney, Texas man who called the cops on bathing suit-clad teenagers at a pool party; According to the Guardian, when Toon was 18, he and some friends went to a rival high school to abuse and murder the animals housed in the school’s agricultural center. Cows and pigs were cut and bruised, beaten with wooden boards, baby turkeys limbs torn apart; plead guilty to the attack, fined $300, sentenced to 285 days in jail in 2000 Same year charged with “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.” plea deal sentence 75 days in jail.
Benjamin Farias pulled over by NYPD he thought it was suspicious, decided to turn his cell phone on and start recording. He couldn’t fathom any good reason for his sudden arrest. It turns out, the cops couldn’t think of a good reason either. They fractured his wrist
US senators plan to force all American law enforcement agencies to report killings by their officers. Senators Barbara Boxer of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey proposed legislation, demands all states submit reports to US Department of Justice, bring “transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies nationwide”.
Police have not given any details about what happened when officers entered the garage, aside from the fact that the victim was shot in the face, none of the officers were injured. not indicated that the man hurt or threatened anyone in any way. Victim reportedly ran from police when they approached him, attempted to hide in a nearby garage.
YouTube reporter RedSilverJ covers the new Obama regulation that restricts speech about firearms; 20 years in jail and $1 million fines for gun speech resulted in the NRA saying gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by speech laws.
Martial law include forced settlement of citizens of a foreign country that threatens to attack or conduct aggression against Ukraine, labor duty for the population, expropriation of property, prohibits meetings and gatherings, activities of certain political parties; introduces media regulation, curfew; limits freedom of movement for citizens and so on.
A full-scale revolt was the result when Ukrainian servicemen try to issue draft papers to passengers on a city bus. Army and police officers attempted to hand out draft papers on a commuter bus in Zaporizhia, Ukraine. The result was a bus full of furious people.
Robert Jonathan Seacat, suspected shoplifting allegedly picked Lech’s home at random when on the run from police. Lech: the home he recently purchased looked like it had been in a war zone. Nearly every room on second floor had holes blown into the walls.
Localities in nearly every state authorize "pay-to-stay" fees on prisoners for everything from medical costs, food, clothes, police transport, case filing, felony surcharges, electronic monitoring, drug testing. These fees are near impossible for some. Attempt to shift costs from the government to those accused.
Arrested for drug probation violation; strip searched, did not resist the corrections officers, police noticed a plastic baggie protruding from Tapia’s vagina. Instead of taking Tapia to a doctor to remove baggie officer Blanca Zapater sprayed a chemical agent directly on her genitals twice. Suffered “severe pain, burning, swollen genitals, painful urination,” for weeks according to court records. ACLU New Mexico: it stands out, never litigated a case like this before.
Police officers were in some sort of feeding frenzy as they were rounding up young teens, armed only with their swimsuits. Officer pulled his gun to ward off good Samaritans who attempted to stop his brutal attack on a young woman. Two of the crazed officer’s co-workers stopped him from shooting people.
The death of 21-year-old computer science student Matthew Ajibadein police custody ruled a homicide from blunt force trauma resulted in termination of nine deputies who strapped him to a restraining chair on New Year’s Day and allegedly beat him to death.
A recent report, responded to below by Steve Jolly of NOCCTV, indicates there have been 700,000 police requests to access private communications in the UK over a two-year period - which amounts to a request every 2 minutes. And these requests are almost never denied; they have a 96% approval rate. This surely can't purely be to "thwart terrorism."
Dillon Taylor murdered by Officer Bron Cruz outside Salt Lake City convenience store August 11, 2014; unarmed, wearing headphones and minding his own business. Officer Cruz acquitted of any wrongdoing. DA who cleared him:"Taylor's shooting was justified not because he posed an actual threat, but because (Officer) Cruz reasonably perceived a threat."
Police told Angela Zorich, she was investigated for failing to have natural gas or electric service; city code violations, admitted she did not have gas, did have electricity. Zorich asked for another inspection to prove she had utilities. The next day, St. Louis County Police Tactical Response Unit raided the home. Home trashed, citations issued for substandard siding, guard rail, screens, window glass, deck.
During the trial, a prosecutor showed jurors video from the patrol car, said it proved excessive force. “The verdict proves the criminal justice system works,” Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Chinese Internet Police Units from 50 municipal governments began conducting “speech inspections” on social media platforms June 1. Ministry of Public Security statement: Internet Police will be patrolling major social media round the clock to prevent illegal information from spreading, detect “illegal and harmful information,” prevent improper words and deeds.
Police in US state of Wisconsin concluded white Officer Matt Kenny was justified in using deadly force in March shooting death of unarmed black teenager finding that Kenny did not violate its deadly force policies. Kenny also killed another unarmed person in 2007, cleared of criminal charges in that case as well.
Pagedale, Missouri, residents Valarie and Vincent Blount face $1,810 in fines for peeling paint, an overgrown tree, not recycling, residents have been fined for barbecue pits and toys in the front yard, not making their children wear bicycle helmets, missing shingle, walking in the street.
The strongest critics of the bill say its biggest fault is that it legitimizes and reauthorizes some of the mass surveillance tactics that Snowden revealed—tactics many charge are a fundamental assault on privacy rights and guaranteed legal protections.
Globalization of food production in recent decades supported by unfair trade agreements has led to corporate food monopolies. A small number of companies now dominate the supply of seeds, agricultural chemicals , processing, logistics and food production. In 2011 four retailers controlled 85% of the German national food market, three retailers controlled 90% of the food market in Portugal.
The US Senate voted to approve legislation that extends several key spying programs of the National Security Agency. President Obama declared his intention to sign the bill into law “as soon as I get it”to allow the NSA to resume collection of telephone metadata, other surveillance efforts suspended with the expiration of authorization under the Patriot Act.
Democratic governments around the world enacting laws that enable greater monitoring of people, curtail freedom of speech, undermine protections once enshrined in our legal systems. Removal of freedoms done under the guise of protecting those freedoms using a skewed human rights agenda that justifies anything in the name of "national security.
TSA, agency tasked with screening airline passengers, ensuring safety at US airports, failed 95% of internal tests conducted by Department of Homeland Security. Of 70 tests by undercover agents with DHS, TSA officers allowed 67 to smuggle fake weapons and explosives past airport checkpoints. White House: Presiden Obama confident in agency’s ability to protect nation’s transportation hubs.
Senate passes bill to privatize surveillance: Telcos to act as arm of law enforcement and collect, store data for US govt.
The Washington Post: police across the country fatally shot at least 385 people this year; two a day, twice the number counted by federal authorities. The newspaper says it used interviews, police reports, local news accounts, other sources to arrive at the number. Tracked a dozen details about each killing; victim’s race, whether person was armed, circumstances that led to the fatal encounter, many began as minor incidents, suddenly escalated into violence.” Half the victims white, half minority.
Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands. Senate sent the legislation to President Barack Obama, said he would sign it promptly.
Privatizing of security in American society with the development of private police forces are not bound by all of the regulations and civil liberties concerns imposed on the public police to protect both complainants and defendants. Yet by hiring off-duty city police, these companies gain access to the power of arrest and the mantle of official authority that other agencies lack.
FBI operating a “small air force” of planes equipped with video and cellphone surveillance technology (known as stingrays), according to a report released by The Associated Press, says it traced at least 50 aircraft to the bureau, more than 100 flights since April across at least 11 states, in rural and urban areas, including Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, California.
Whether or not it’s disclosures of classified information, or whether it’s changes in the law and policies, they’re looking for the seams to operate within,” he added. “This is something that we can’t afford to deal with right now, if you look at the terrorist attacks and violence that’s being perpetrated around the globe, we need to keep our country safe.”
While some may be cheering the expiration of the Patriot Act – however temporary it may be – former presidential candidate Ron Paul notes: before Americans applaud a minor step toward transparency, they should recognize the corrosive nature of the CIA, a secret government operating far above the law. A covert army that doesn’t answer to Congress, the Supreme Court, or even the president. Secret budgets allowed CIA to carry out shady practices over the years; assassinations.
According to the Sentencing Project, roughly 50,000 inmates serving life-without-parole, many for non-violent offenses such as drug trafficking. Number of LWOP inmates grew by a quarter between 2008 and 2012. As more states back away from death penalty, that number will spike even higher.
Bob Schieffer:It is our job, I think, in mainstream journalism to try to cut through this mall of information and tell people what we think is relevant and what they need to know.
The ATM is equipped with a camera, which takes a photograph of the user and then compares it to ID photos. It will also be linked to the local police and banks. The technology guarantees people using other people’s bank cards to withdraw cash won’t be able to. Stops fraudulent use, also means you can’t withdraw money for a friend or relative, who may be ill or unable to go to the cash point.
A council has been accused of treating the homeless as a ‘nuisance’ after threatening rough sleepers with £1,000 fines. Hackney Council launched a Public Space Protection Order last month that bans sleeping in doorways – with offenders handed a £100 fixed penalty notice that can rise 10-fold in court.
Honolulu cracking down on homelessness in Waikiki, causing legal problems for some visitors. One in five citations issued for nighttime beach visits to tourists. Honolulu began closing beachfront parks at midnight to stop homeless people from settling. Toronto woman ended up with criminal warrant after missing court date. Some tourists so upset they vow never to return.
Depopulation, environmental laws, carbon taxes, global warming/global cooling/climate change, family planning, denying development to developing countries – it was all planned decades ago for global control by a handful of elites. See the agenda for yourself in the 1972 United Nations film “Survival of Spaceship Earth” featuring John D. Rockefeller 3rd, science czar John P. Holdren, agenda 21 chief Maurice Strong, and a slew of other propagandists asserting control “for the earth.”
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