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A Taxicab Confession for a Post-Ferguson America

September 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-racial-justice/taxicab-confession-post-ferguson-america

I had just finished a conversation with a local reporter comparing the events in Ferguson, Missouri with the disproportionate arrests of black people in Shreveport, Louisiana, for nonviolent offenses, when I noticed the driver had taken an interest in my phone call.

NYC cops arrest human rights lawyer waiting outside restaurant while her kids used restroom

September 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/04/nyc-cops-arrest-human-rights-lawyer-waiting-outside-restaurant-while-her-kids-used-restroom/

According to the lawsuit, police approached Chaumtol Huq outside of Ruby Tuesday’s and instructed her to “move along.” She explained to the officers that her husband was escorting their children to the bathroom inside, and she was waiting for them to return. At that point, “without any legal basis, [one officer] grabbed Ms. Huq, turned her and pushed her against the wall and placed her under arrest.”

Tacoma police have been using a device in a car that can trick cell phones into connecting, then transfer all texts, call logs, and data transfers, within a half mile radius

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.orrazz.com/2014/09/tacoma-police-have-been-using-device-in.html

A “cell site simulator” also known as a Stingray is a mobile device that fits inside a car and tricks phones into connecting with it. It can scoop up records of every cellphone call, text message and data transfer within a half-mile radius. Peoples records scooped up don’t know it. Police Department says it doesn’t store data about innocent people, won’t explain technology that sorts through data.

US claims it has rightful access to data stored on servers anywhere in the world.

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

A federal judge is mulling whether to hold Microsoft in contempt of court for defying orders to give US government e-mails stored on an overseas server. The case is the nation's first testing Obama's position that any company with operations in the US must comply with warrants for data, even if the content is stored overseas. US believes e-mail on a Microsoft server in Dublin, Ireland is associated with narcotics trafficking.

Hip Hop is not down with Monsanto

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/health/hip-hop-monsanto/

Despite rap’s reputation for worst behavior, it’s still one of the last, musical genres that counts social studies, history, and science as subjects, Hip Hop’s latest course offering: GMOs. For some rappers, GMOs are part of the larger New World Order agenda for global domination.

Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails to US Government

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/10278

Despite a federal court order directing Microsoft to turn overseas-held email data to federal authorities, the software giant said Friday it will continue to withhold that information as it waits for the case to wind through the appeals process.

Michigan Residents No Longer Able to Farm in Own Backyards

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/michigan-residents-longer-able-farm-backyards/

Rules thrown out, and homes that are located within 1/8 of a mile proximity to 13 neighboring homes, or that are 250-feet away from a single neighboring home, can not expect protection under the Right to Farm Act. Many small farms will be shut down makingcitizens reliant on corporate food monopolies

At least 6 Ferguson Cops Named in Civil Rights Suits

September 2nd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://1newsjunkie.blogspot.com/2014/09/at-least-6-ferguson-cops-named-in-civil.html

Killing a mentally ill man with a Taser, pistol-whipping a child, choking and hog-tying a child and beating a man who was later charged with destroying city property because his blood spilled on officers’ clothes are just some of the allegations lodged against the officers in complaints and four federal lawsuits,

The U.S. Government Can Brand You a Terrorist Based on a Facebook Post

August 31st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_U.S._Government_Can_Brand_You_a_Terrorist_Based_on_a_Facebook_Post/37635/0/38/38/Y/M.html

watchlist tracks “known” and “suspected” terrorists, includes both foreigners and Americans. based on loose standards and secret evidence, which ensnares innocent people. Government’s guidelines allow a single, uncorroborated source of information including a Facebook or Twitter post as basis for placing you on its watchlist.

Police State: US Military Plans to Crush Dissident Political Groups, Target Leaders with Sniper Fire

August 31st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/police-state-us-military-plans-to-crush-dissident-political-groups-target-leaders-with-sniper-fire/5398485

“Examples of well-organized groups are anarchists, anti globalization , anti free enterprise groups; US Army document, demonstrations by labor groups, Special attention to “organized protests, Techniques outlined include non-lethal weapons, “pain compliance” measures,snipers, deployment of aircraft overhead for “psychological effect.

Police State: US Government-Funded Database Created to Track “Subversive Propaganda” Online

August 30th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/police-state-us-government-funded-database-created-to-track-subversive-propaganda-online/5398492

The creation of the Truthy database by Indiana University researchers has drawn sharp criticism from free-speech advocates and others concerned over government censorship of political expression. database can monitor “trends, bursts, and suspicious memes.

Bill Passes Allowing Police To Shut Off ALL Cell Phones … Remotely

August 27th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Senate Bill (SB) 962 passed by California’s state legislature would require manufacturers to add a “kill switch” to cell phones that would let authorities turn the device off remotely. The stated goal of the bill is to allow owners of smartphones to “kill” their phone if it’s stolen.

Do not use Safety Deposit Boxes

August 27th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://worldtruth.tv/do-not-use-safety-deposit-boxes/

DHS issued orders to American banks “under the Patriot Act” DHS has the right to seize, without any warrant any and all customer bank accounts, open and inspect the contents of safe deposit boxes, search, photograph or seize as evidence “bar gold, gold coins, firearms, documents such as passports foreign bank account records, any material deemed to contraband.”

The official cover-up of social and political issues in the police murder of Michael Brown

August 27th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/pers-a27.html

Journalists were threatened, arrested and assaulted. National Guard called in. Curfew was imposed, constitutional right to assemble was suspended under “state of emergency” declared by Governor Jay Nixon.

The Final Nail in the Coffin: The Death of Freedom in Our Schools

August 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2014/08/27/the-final-nail-in-the

No matter what your perspective on the showdown between locals and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, there can be no disputing the fact that “local” police should not be looking or acting like branches of the military.

Totalitarian state more dangerous to America than ISIS

August 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/26/376619/us-police-state-more-dangerous-than-isis/

The risk that police will kill a person in the US is 800% greater than him getting killed by a terrorist.

Putting Larry's killer on trial

August 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2014/08/26/putting-larrys-killer-on-trial

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, will mark the beginning of the pre-trial for Austin, Texas, Detective Charles Kleinert, who was indicted on charges of manslaughter last May, nearly one year after he murdered 32-year-old Larry Jackson Jr. This victory, after a decade of no action against the Austin Police Department for the extrajudicial killing of unarmed people of color, marks the first step towards holding the officer accountable and convicting him of murder.

LA Police Refuse to Release Information on In-Custody Deaths, Community Pushes Back

August 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://truth-out.org/news/item/25815-lapd-refusal-to-release-information-on-in-custody-deaths-feeds-community-mistrust

Community activists continue to push the Los Angeles Police Department for transparency after two unarmed men died within days of each other as a result of violent stops by LAPD officers. But to date, no information has been given.

Ferguson is a test

August 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2014/08/26/ferguson-is-a-test

"We were at graduation, me and him, and we were talking. He said he wasn't going to end up like some people on the streets. He was going to get an education." –Hershel Johnson, a friend Michael Brown's since middle school

Tanks on the Streets? Police Required to Use Military Equipment within a Year or Return It

August 26th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Tanks_on_the_Streets%3F_Police_Required_to_Use_Military_Equipment_within_a_Year_or_Return_It/37533/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Department of Defense’s 1033 program—which funnels all kinds of military surplus goods to police—has a provision that clearly says that any participating law enforcement agency must use its equipment within one year of receiving it. If they don’t, they have to give it up.

Coroner says man fatally shot himself in the chest while handcuffed behind his back

August 26th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/182932-victor-white-coroner-report/

The release of an autopsy report in Louisiana is raising new questions about the unusual shooting death of a 22-year-old black male who died earlier this year in a police car while his hands were cuffed behind his back in the back of a squad car.

Lost in the Fear Factory

August 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://infernalmachine.co.uk/lost-in-the-fear-factory/

As anybody who has ever been exposed to a dangerous or life-threatening situation knows, fear is not a particularly useful emotion. At an individual level, it can paralyse the resolve and confidence that you need to survive or go forward, undermine the mental clarity required to take essential decisions, and reduce you to a cowering, panic-stricken wreck.

Local FBI, Homeland Security Bulletin Asks Police To Be Aware Of ISIS

August 24th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/_Local_FBI%2C_Homeland_Security_Bulletin_Asks_Police_To_Be_Aware_Of_ISIS/37471/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI cites no known threat to the U.S. homeland, but reminds law enforcement to be alert and aware of the ISIS threat, CBS reported.

Thousands protest police violence in New York, call for justice in chokehold death (PHOTOS)

August 24th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/182388-protest-chokehold-death-police/

The event specifically highlighted the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner, who was killed in July after a New York Police Department officer placed him in a chokehold for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.

Suspended St. Louis Police Officer: "I'm Into Diversity, I Kill Everybody"

August 23rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/10142

St. Louis County police officer,suspended from duty after controversial video “I believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, I’m also a killer,” officer Dan Page, 35-year veteran, “I’ve killed a lot. if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. I have no problems with it.

Why Are Police Officers In The United States Killing So Many Citizens?

August 23rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.newsforage.com/2014/08/why-are-police-officers-in-united.html

In December of 2013, Iceland police force killed a citizen for the first time in the country’s history. American police have killed thousands. American police use unreasonable and excessive force against citizens.

Ferguson Officer Who Shot Mike Brown to Get $250,000 in Donations

August 23rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.orrazz.com/2014/08/ferguson-officer-who-shot-mike-brown-to.html

A campaign to support Darren Wilson, officer who shot, killed unarmed Ferguson resident Mike Brown collected quarter-million dollars in four days' worth of online donations money, will go to Wilson to cover legal fees, relocation and living expenses of Officer Darren Wilson and his family."

Journalism is Under Attack, and Not Just in Ferguson

August 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/journalism-under-attack-and-not-just-ferguson

The assault on the First Amendment by militarized police in Ferguson, Mo., continues unabated, and the press is not spared. Since the start of protests against the August 9 killing of Michael Brown, journalists in Ferguson have been arrested, fired on, threatened, and assaulted.

CPS Takes Child After Mom Gets 2nd Opinion - Video

August 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Videos.php/2014/08/22/cps-takes-child-after-mom-gets-2nd-opini

You will see the Police enter the home of Anna and Alex Nikolayev, of Sacramento, without a Warrant, and seize their little 5 month old boy. Why? Because they wanted a 2nd opinion from another hospital on their child’s medical condition.

New Bill In Congress Would Ban Private Citizens From Owning Body Armor

August 22nd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/new-bill-in-congress-would-ban-private-citizens-from-owning-body-armor/

Bill H.R. 5344 introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives “would prohibit the sale, transfer or possession of military-level body armor by civilians”.Democrat Mike Honda from California wants to make possession of body armor a criminal offense with a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

MN mom facing charges for treating son’s chronic pain in CO with medical marijuana

August 21st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/21/mn-mom-facing-charges-for-treating-sons-chronic-pain-in-co-with-medical-marijuana/

Minnesota mother charged with misdemeanors for giving teenage son medicinal marijuana for pain from brain injury after taking her son, to Colorado, to buy medical marijuana oil. Medical marijuana will be legal in Minnesota next July. Medical marijuana law endorsed by the legislature and governor.”

S. Carolina student arrested after writing about shooting a dinosaur

August 21st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/182004-gun-dinosaur-student-suspension-arrest/

South Carolina high school student suspended and arrested after writing he intended to buy a gun and kill a dinosaur as part of a homework assignment to write a few sentences about himself and to list a mock Facebook status, wrote, “I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur. Charged with disturbing school.

Dick Cheney: “Absolutely Certain” There Will Be Another Mass Casualty Attack Against the US

August 21st, 2014
Categories: News, War, Police State

Link: http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/dick-cheney-absolutely-certain-there-will-be-another-mass-casualty-attack-against-the-us/

Last night, Former Vice President Dick Cheney, appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity, He said that due to Obama’s mismanagement of our national security, he is “absolutely certain” the United States is in for another mass casualty attack, only this time the terrorists will have far deadlier weapons than they did on 9/11/01.

There Is No 5-Second Rule for the First Amendment, Ferguson

August 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech-racial-justice/there-no-5-second-rule-first-amendment-ferguson

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and assault weapons; free speech zones, gags, and press pens: This is the arsenal of the police state. Some of these tactics are physical. The other ones—all the more pernicious for their quiet coercion—impose a veil of silence over the actions of law enforcement. And each of these weapons has been unleashed on the people of Ferguson, Missouri, since the killing of Michael Brown.

Central Bankers/U.S. Government Have Set The Stage To Bomb Syria - Episode 446 - Audio

August 20th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Economic, Police State

Growing National Unrest Has Many Worried, Even Capitalists

August 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.mintpressnews.com/growing-national-unrest-has-many-worried-even-capitalists/195644/

“You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.”

Growing National Unrest Has Many Worried, Even Capitalists

August 20th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.mintpressnews.com/growing-national-unrest-has-many-worried-even-capitalists/195644/

“You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.”

Ferguson Cop Caught On Video Threatening to Kill Unarmed Journalists as they Peacefully Walk Down Street - Video

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Police State

EU Advisors Advocate use of Military Against Strikes and Protests

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/EU_Advisors_Advocate_use_of_Military_Against_Strikes_and_Protests/37388/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Experts at a European Union (EU) think-tank are demanding that the EU prepare to put down strikes and protests with military force. Due to the deepening social inequality in a globalised economy and growing military conflicts within the EU’s borders, such outbursts will inevitably increase.

Watching 'beheading' video may be a terrorism offence

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-08-20/watching-beheading-video-may-constitute-a-terrorism-offence/

The Metropolitan Police has warned that watching or downloading an Islamic State video that purports to show the beheading of a US journalist could constitute a terrorism offence, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under Terrorism legislation.

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