Accused of assaulting a police officer, a homeless man was recently found not guilty after a jury reviewed the body cam video of the arresting officer. Instead of charging him with resisting arrest, the jury agreed that the unarmed man had a right to defend himself against an overzealous cop.
Israel to make largest land seizure since 2014; demolishes six West Bank structures funded by the EU's humanitarian arm. Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.
Our reality is carefully constructed by powerful corporate, political and special interest sources in order to covertly sway public opinion. Blatant lies are often televised regarding terrorism, food, war, health, etc. They are fashioned to sway public opinion and condition viewers to accept what have become destructive societal norms; manipulating and controlling public opinion with distorted media messages has become so common that there is a whole industry formed around this.
Auto manufacturers are working with a company called Eyelock to put 'Myris' iris scanners in new cars. Eyelock only allows authenticated drivers behind the wheel, "Allstate's Traffic-Based Driving Analysis patent uses sensors and cameras to record potential sources of driver distractions inside your car like a cell phone, pets or unsecured objects in vehicle.""It'll also spy on the number and types of passengers inside the car."
Mike Pitts, a Republican State House member ’ bill would establish a “responsible journalism registry” to be operated by the South Carolina Secretary of State;. would “establish requirements for persons before working as a journalist for a media outlet and for media outlets before hiring a journalist” as well as establish penalties, fines, and jail sentences for violations; including, but not limited to, a criminal record background check, an affidavit from the media outlet attesting to the applicant’s journalistic competence, and an application fee in an amount determined by the office. A registration is valid for two years and must be renewed within thirty days of expiration...
After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the CIA. By this time, Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services.. During the early years of the cold war, [prominent writers and artists, from Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to Jackson Pollock] were supported, sometimes lavishly, always secretly, by the C.I.A. as part of its propaganda war against the Soviet Union.
No one wants to be audited, so knowing how long your tax return can be attacked is important. The statute of limitations on taxes is a fundamental rule allowing taxpayers to eventually cut off their exposure, an expansion of the IRS's power to audit for extra years.
A man who implanted a microchip containing his airline booking details into his hand was able to use it to pass effortlessly through security to his flight; had the near-field communication chip (NFC) about the size of a grain of rice injected into his hand with a syringe, before using it at Stockholm Arlanda Airport to pass through security and board his plane. The technology has been used before to make digital payments, control a mobile phone and unlock doors,
Montreal residents that burn wood for heat must register their stoves by October 2018, replace them with newer models or face thousands of dollars in fines..City will extend the ban to all devices that emit more than 2.5 grams of fine particles an hour. Any fireplace, furnace or stove that does not meet that standard will be banned, no grandfather clause, some older models emitting 10 to 20 grams per hour, Bans all older stoves and fireplaces because they are not certified by the EPA, will have to install inserts that can cost between $2,000 and $8,000..
Community-Oriented Policing (COP) The Department of Justice and DHS are behind community policing..Police use homeowners associations, religious groups, property managers, businesses, schools, healthcare providers etc. to spy on everyone. Communist Russia and Nazi Germany encouraged school kids to spy on their families and relatives.
Biden: the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun. That people who are criminals shouldn’t have guns. People who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn’t have guns. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Nowhere in the Second Amendment does it give government the authority to limit who can own a gun.
According to Sam Benson — who goes by the stage name of “Blac Youngsta” — he had just exited a Wells Fargo branch in the upscale community of Buckhead after withdrawing $200,000 in order to buy a new car. ‘I’m a millionaire. How can I not have $200,000 on me?’” A spokesperson for the Atlanta police department explained that they were responding to a call “at the request of the bank manager” before finding “that no crime had been committed.”
White House officials met with Silicon Valley executives Friday to discuss the US government’s expanding efforts to monitor and intervene in online social media and other forms of internet communication; calling for tech firms to develop tools to “measure radicalization” levels among different populations, and to enable more effective dissemination of government-produced anti-terrorist media.
federal data shows that government agencies charged with largely administrative roles are spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase SWAT and military-style equipment. Since 2006, 44 traditionally administrative agencies have spent over $71 million on items like body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition,
John Joe Gray was holed up on his 47-acre ranch for a decade and a half after being arrested in 1999 for assaulting a state trooper who had found him to be carrying a pistol without a permit. Gray had insisted that it was his God-given right to carry the weapon, and bit the officer. Officers were never sent in to retrieve Gray, as the sheriff feared for his officers’ lives should they attempt it. Neither the sheriff’s office, nor Gray, were notified when charges against him were dropped in December 2014, until this week. When they learned of it, the standoff concluded.
1999, a Federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by an applicant to the New London, Connecticut police department who was barred from being hired after successfully taking the intelligence portion of the police examinations. The disqualification came because he had scored “too high” on the test. The New London Police Department made it clear that they did not want the “bottom of the barrel” when it came to intelligence, but they also didn’t want anyone who was “too smart” either.
Bethany Koval, a 16-year-old Israeli Jew, said on Wednesday that she was called to the principal’s office at Fair Lawn High School and reprimanded for making tweets criticizing Israel and mentioning that a pro-Israel classmate had unfollowed her on Twitter. Administrators warned her that she could face legal consequences for her actions, New Jersey has some of the strictest anti-bullying legislation in the country. Under the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, which only came into force in 2011, she could be suspended or expelled.
Calls for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's ouster and arrest grow; internal emails showed his staff aware of lead poisoning in Flint's public water supply six months before emergency declared; cut off clean, fresh glacial water of Lake Huron, fiscal austerity switch to the Flint River to source water where toxins from a dozen General Motors and DuPont factories dumped for a hundred years, put chemical in this water to "clean" it stripping lead off of Flint's aging water pipes, placing lead in the water. Resignation of Michigan's top environmental official; Department of Justice investigation.
Dr. Bradstreet was working with a little-known molecule that occurs naturally in the human body. Called, "GcMAF", has the potential to be a universal cancer cure for many people; also shown to reverse signs of autism in the vast majority of patients receiving the treatment. U.S. government conducted a raid on Dr. Bradstreet's clinic, seeking to confiscate GcMAF in order to shut down his research and halt his treatment of patients. Big Pharma gets special permission to unleash untested, experimental drugs on the public as long as those drugs earn sufficient profits
Philadelphia Police Officer Deric Lewis was recently arrested for the third time, after being arrested on two other occasions and losing his job as a result. In his two previous arrests, Lewis was charged with assault and reckless endangerment, and was reported as being violent in both situations. As a result of the first two arrests, he lost his job,, he was rehired, only to be arrested again. In his most recent arrest, he was booked for domestic violence after his wife called the police on him.
As facial recognition technology becomes more sophisticated, and the ease of camera and sensor installation makes all barriers to entry a non-issue, we are beginning to see the advent of real-time tracking that is looking for emotion as well as our data. Politicians across the world are already using facial recognition embedded in billboards to judge and manipulate the emotions of those who visually respond to the message displayed.
Through the power of unconstitutional executive orders, Obama has just granted doctors the power to place you on the FBI’s “no buy” list for firearms merely for having the opinion that you’re “mentally ill.” There’s no scientific test, no hard evidence and no chance to defend yourself… doctors can now simply DECIDE that you’re mentally ill and have all your guns taken away. Many doctors already believe that anyone who owns a gun is insane to begin with, If you want to own a gun, you must be insane and therefore should be denied the right to own a gun.
DUI checkpoints are a HUGE moneymaker for state and local budgets. Albuquerque, New Mexico making $1 million a year from it's drunk driving program. "Each year, the city seizes approximately 1,000 vehicles and brings in roughly $1 million in forfeiture proceeds, University of Berkeley received close to $14 million in grants from DHS to run California's Sobriety Checkpoint program.
California police officer assigned to a narcotics task force recently busted after driving 247 pounds of marijuana across the country. Yuba County Deputy Christopher M. Heath was caught in York, Pennsylvania with a shipment of marijuana worth over $2 million.
David Cameron: Taxes will have to rise unless officials are given new powers to raid people's bank accounts, The Treasury select committee warned that allowing HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without court orders is "very concerning" because of its history of mistakes.The committee said that taxpayers could suffer “serious detriment” if officials are able, either by mistake or through an “abuse” of power, to take money from people who have done no wrong.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order for law enforcement to force the state’s homeless population into shelters when the temperature drops below freezing, will allow for individuals to be taken against their will by law enforcement. Many people do not feel safe in shelters and prefer to stay outdoors. Supporters of people’s rights to be able to make their own decisions are arguing that the new regulations may not be constitutional.
Florida village of Bal Harbour police department, in conjunction with the Glades County Sheriff’s Department, ran a money laundering sting operation for two years. had officers conducting deals all over the US, and sending money across the world. Over $2.4 million was added to their coffers, no arrests were ever made. $20 million was funneled through businesses in the Miami area to launder the money for drug groups, and the police never notified federal authorities about their operation.
Caught on video illegally selling assault rifles and sensitive information to undercover informants, a former officer of the year has also been accused of secretly working for Los Zetas cartel in a drug trafficking conspiracy in operation since 2006.
Poland’s conservative government has introduced a bill to reform the country’s public broadcasters, effectively giving the government power to appoint or dismiss their media executives. That power would give the country’s national media council, which is closely tied with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, significantly more influence over the operations of television broadcaster TVP and Polish Radio,
China's Central Military Council announced on Jan 1 that it has created three new military forces; one of these, according to the council's website, deals with what it calls 'cyber war forces.' aimed at providing resources capable of protecting China's cyber and space security;" Chinese Defense Ministry website.
Obama administration spied on Israeli government. This news sparked a denunciation by Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio a long-time defender of the NSA’s mass surveillance. “There is no evidence that these programs have been systematically abused,” he said in 2014, decrying what he described as “paranoia” around surveillance programs.The previous year, he defended spying on foreign government officials, saying that “everybody spies on everybody.
“It is amazing that people who think that we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medications think we can somehow afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medications, and a government bureaucracy to administer it.” Even relatively healthy individuals are paying over 15 percent of their income for ObamaCare health insurance plans.
Italian pensioner hanged himself after his entire €100,000 savings were confiscated in a bank “rescue” scheme. He left a suicide note blaming the bank, where he had been a customer for 50 years and had invested in bank-issued bonds. EU is tightening the rules on bank rescues – they will force losses on depositors holding more than €100,000, as well as bank shareholders and bondholders.
Tax by mile will put a box in your car that will track your every movement and tax you for it. The state will know where you are at all times and will have the ability to ticket you every time you inch over the speed limit.
Everywhere in Europe, the ruling elites are moving sharply to the right. They are boosting military spending, taking part in the imperialist wars in the Middle East and Africa, sealing up borders and inciting xenophobic sentiments against refugees. They are developing authoritarian forms of rule and building up a police state in order to suppress growing social tensions.
German media outlet Tagesschau:.Behaviors the NSA Regards as Dangerous; Utilizing encryption solutions such as TOR could result in monitoring by the NSA and its allies, including Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Searching for information about any Windows alternative..
Searching for information about online privacy.
Japanese troops set off a explosion on a train track in 1931, falsely blamed China to justify invasion of Manchuria. Nazi SS admitted at Nuremberg trials Nazi operatives faked attacks on their own people, blamed on the Poles, to justify invasion of Poland. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev admitted in writing Soviet Union Red Army shelled Russian village of Mainila in 1939, blaming attack on Finland – as basis for launching the “Winter War” against Finland. CIA admits it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists, stage bombings in Iran to turn country against its democratically-elected prime minister. Israel admits in 1954 Israeli terrorist in Egypt planted bombs in buildings, left behind “evidence” implicating Arabs. Former Italian Prime Minister and former head of Italian counterintelligence admit NATO, Pentagon, and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s; blamed the communists to rally people’s support for their governments fight against communism.
Attacks on opponents of GM are designed to whip up emotive, populist sentiment and denigrate critics; portrays those who question GM as heretics clinging to faith and relying on an “army of quacks and pseudo-environmentalists waging a leftist war on science. Described critics of GM as a ‘ anti-science Luddites implying that critics have a political agenda;.say that GM is probably safer than traditional foods, which it clearly isn’t.
For years, many homeless people have spent the night in airports. .People sleeping in airports has grown. . One individual, according to Bloomberg , has lived in LaGuardia for 20 years. Officials are now cracking down on that arrangement, .arrest violators..
A class action lawsuit has been filed in Texas to prevent the State from reinstituting debtors’ prisons for people who are to poor to pay traffic fines and petty misdemeanors. This latest lawsuit is one of many lawsuits that have been filed all across America recently, as more and more judges are jailing citizens for failing to pay their fines..“Class C prosecutions in Austin Municipal Court trap people who are too poor to pay in an endless cycle of accumulating debt. The court burdens people who are too poor to pay with additional fees and logistical hurdles at every step of the process.
Constitutional protections have been diminished by hegemonic political ambitions. Indefinite detention, torture, and murder are now acknowledged practices of the United States government. Power is the horse ridden by evil. In the 20th century the horse was ridden hard, and the 21st century shows an increase in pace. Millions of people were exterminated in the 20th century. Washington’s drive for hegemony over US citizens and the rest of the world is based entirely on the exercise of force. Western civilization, the product of thousands of years of striving, hangs in the balance.
William Casey: "We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false;.."was the 13th CIA Director appointed by President Reagan from 1981 until he left in January 1987. During his tenure at the CIA, Casey played a large role shaping Reagan’s foreign policy – particular Reagan’s approach to the Soviet Union.
, Dalene Bowden was fired from her job last week as a food service worker at Irving Middle School in Pocatello, Idaho after she gave a hungry student with no money a free lunch. The total cost of the food was $1.70. Letter, signed by Susan Petit, Director of Human Resources of Pocatello School District 25, stated: “The reason of your termination is due to your theft-stealing [sic] school district or another’s property and inaccurate transactions when ordering, receiving, and serving food.” Never written up or reprimanded for her job performance. She did, however, receive a verbal warning for giving a student a free cookie. Bowden offered to pay for the $1.70 lunch but was rejected.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders: U.S. incarceration ratean "international embarrassment," outlined his plan for criminal justice reform, a platform that includes ending for-profit prisons, removing marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances, eliminating the death penalty, and ending mandatory minimum sentencing.
A senior executive with the second-largest for-profit prison company in America assured investment bankers last summer that despite talk of drug policy and criminal justice reform, the country will continue to “attract crime,” generating new “correctional needs.” Pivate prison firms pushed for tougher sentencing laws at the state level and have been tied to efforts in recent years to compel local law enforcement officers to enforce immigration laws.
50,000 people rallied in the Polish capital Warsaw on Saturday to denounce what they see as threats to democracy by the newly elected government. The conservative, Jaroslaw Kaczynski-led Law and Justice Party, which gained power in October, "has forced out the head of the country’s anti-corruption agency, limited the opposition's oversight of secret services and outlined plans to overhaul public media, raising concerns about the system of checks and balances, guaranteed by the constitution."
An all-white jury convicted the former officer, who is white and Asian, in attacks on eight black women. He could spend the rest of his life in prison based on the jury's recommendation that he serve a total of 263 years.
In the past week, people in various different states have been arrested and held on terrorism charges for buying too many cellphones. FBI investigators have been unable to prove that the suspects have any links to terrorism, but are still holding many of them on frivolous terrorism charges, despite lack of evidence.
Government is going after another part of the government for its refusal to stop taking stuff without securing a conviction. Two New Mexico state senators Lisa Torraco and Daniel Ivey-Soto are suing Albuquerque after the city has refused to stop seizing residents’ cars, despite a law passed earlier this year ending the practice of civil asset forfeiture; said Albuquerque is defying the new law and “has continued to take property using civil forfeiture without requiring that anyone be convicted of a crime.”
Port St. Lucie, FL, police responded to a hit-and-run, police dispatch got an automated call from a vehicle emergency system stating the owner of a Ford vehicle was involved in a crash and to press zero to speak with the occupants of the vehicle. Cathy Bernstein, told dispatch there had been no accident, Police went to Bernsteins's home, her vehicle had extensive front-end damage and silver paint from Preston's vehicle on it. Bernstein's airbag had also been deployed. Bernstein admitted to the hit-and-run. Bernstein was arrested and taken to Jail.
Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges, 33, has been sentenced to 71 months in prison for stealing 20,000 bitcoins from Silk Road vendors, has to forfeit $650,000. DEA agent Carl Mark Force IV, was charged with money laundering, obstruction of justice, and extortion under color of official right for similar crimes, using his position as an agent to take more than $700,000 in bitcoins, sentenced to 78 months in prison after he pled guilty.
War on drugs cost over $1 trillion, 51 billion spent annually in the United States. In 2013, at least 2.2 million people were incarcerated in U.S., U.S. home to the world’s largest prison population. About half the inmates in the federal prison system are there for nonviolent drug crime.
Hours after Donald Trump suggested the U.S. ban Muslims from entering the United States, the Republican presidential candidate said America should also consider “closing the Internet up in some way” to fight Islamic State terrorists in cyberspace. Trump mocked anyone who would object that his plan might violate the freedom of speech, saying “these are foolish people, we have a lot of foolish people.”
Pittsburgh Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police “has filed a civil rights grievance against the city, claiming officers have been order to undergo drug and alcohol testing that is in violation of their contract.” Union attorney Bryan Campbell describes the policy as “an illegal search and seizure.” Under the contract police officers can be subjected to drug or alcohol tests only in three circumstances: When an officer displays signs of impairment on the job, fires a weapon, or is involved in a vehicle crash.
TV journalist Ted Koppel: The Internet, whatever its advantages, has become a potential “weapon of mass destruction,” The threat is hacking intended to destabilize entire societies; someone hacks into the nation’s electric power grid, causes large parts of it to crash.
Waverly, OH — After killing his neighbor, an inebriated Pike County sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged with felony manslaughter for accidentally shooting him in the head. Although the deputy initially reported the shooting, he neglected to inform the dispatcher that he had pulled the trigger.
Less than a month after the Paris attacks, France has drawn up a draft law to extend state of emergency for up to six months from the current three-month limit.
Chemtrails, laden with toxic chemicals and heavy metals other ‘ingredients’ like mycotoxins, mold spores, mycoplasma, human white blood cells-A, desiccated human red blood cells. Some call chemtrail flu “chemtrail syndrome.” GeoEngineeringWatch.org publishes a litany of symptoms on its webpage “Chemtrail Syndrome: A Global Pandemic of Epic Proportions:” bill [H.R. 2977] introduced into the 107th U.S. Congress in 2001, chemtrails were referred to as an “exotic weapons system.”
With the ability to read their mail and record their phone conversations, state prisons have increasingly been filing lawsuits against inmates with over $10,000 in assets. Some counties, discontinued their jail’s pay-to-stay program because the cost of employing collection agencies turned out to be more expensive than the fees they were collecting since an estimated 80% of prisoners are indigent.
US officials have admitted they held the wrong man at Guantanamo Bay prison for 13 years because his name was similar to that of a high-profile terrorist suspect. The wrongly imprisoned man, Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri, is now getting ready for reintegration into society.
Can Dündar, editor in chief of Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, the newspaper’s capital correspondent in Ankara, arrested last week on charges of spying and aiding and abetting terrorists. "The charges center on a Cumhuriyet report in May, including photos and video, suggesting Turkish intelligence was secretly ferrying weapons to extremist Syrian rebels. A court in Istanbul ordered the arrest of three senior army officers, including two generals on charges of espionage and leading a terrorist group involving the search of Turkish intelligence trucks in 2014.
Philip Williams’ home was demolished in the spring by town officials while he spent six months recuperating from surgical complications in Fort Lauderdale. Hempstead, New York, officials deemed his modest two-story home unfit for habitation, knocked it down. Mortgage, property taxes were up to date.
The state of emergency bans all forms of public protest for three months, police seized upon this standing ban to stage a brutal crackdown on a crowd of several thousand people. Police used their emergency powers to place two dozen ecological activists under house arrest without trial, over 100 unidentified people put under house arrest.
The most potent threats to human rights are often birthed out of moments of fear. People and their governments are capable of some of the most heinous atrocities in the name of preserving the state, in the face of real or imagined threats. During times like these, while many are mourning, governments and their adversaries alike can seize the opportunities brought about by the air of death and fear.
France is using the terror attack as the excuse now to shut down pre-paid debt cards. Terrorists can circumvent any restriction. It is like gun control. Criminal do not buy guns at a store. Like drugs, they are readily available on the streets. Regulations only impact honest people just like debt cads or whatever
The French interior ministry said Friday the government was trying to prevent the activists from demonstrating ahead of the COP21 conference, but their lawyers and Amnesty International accused the government of abusing the 'state of emergency' put into effect after the Paris attacks.
Google agreed to strengthen the bilateral relations with Israel’s Foreign Ministry, and build a mechanism of “collaborative work” that would make both parties partners in monitoring the published materials and censoring them.
The journalists were arrested, accused of assisting a terrorist organisation because of footage published apparently showing the state intelligence agency sending weapons into Syria
All major routes coming in and out of Bel Air, Maryland were blocked by police Tuesday, who set up checkpoints and searched cars with drug dogs. Thousands of cars were searched in the operation, not reported by any local news media, not announced by the police department. Witnesses reported that the police were actually in search of drugs, specifically heroin, they had massive construction signs posted that said “Heroin checkpoint ahead, Drug K9 In Use.”
Mainstream media, with its exceptional reach, is able to mold the public’s first impression of any global event thereby establishing the ‘official story,’ the one that is repeated again and again during the first moments of a crisis. They capitalize on the immediate shock value of an act of extraordinary violence or unrest to mold public perception into conformity.
Beware of mammoth legislation that expands government powers. Torture makes you no better than terrorists. Allowing government to spy on the citizenry will not reduce acts of terrorism, will result in a surveillance society. Don’t lose sight of what government is doing. If you stop holding government accountable to rule of law, the only laws it abides by will be ones used to clamp down on the citizenry. Do not turn your country into a battlefield, your citizens into enemy combatants, law enforcement officers into extensions of the military. If you remain fearful and distrustful of each other, you will be incapable of standing united against threats by a power-hungry government. If you trade freedom for security, the terrorists win.
New law expected to take effect in January, the State Department will block Americans with “seriously delinquent” tax debt from receiving new passports and will be allowed to rescind existing passports of people who fall into that category. The list of affected taxpayers will be compiled by the Internal Revenue Service using a threshold of $50,000 of unpaid federal taxes.
Oregon, where marijuana was recently legalized, a government agency has rejected food donations for the holidays because the donations came on the behalf of a marijuana-related organization. A group called Women Leaders in Cannabis was able to raise considerable food donations for people in need and initially their contributions were accepted by Oregon’s Department of Human Services.
Australian government has seized on the terrorist attacks in Paris to legitimise the drive to war and further erode basic rights. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared the events in Paris were “the work of the devil” warned similar attacks likely to occur in Australia. The New South Wales police force has been granted extraordinary powers to “shoot to kill” alleged terrorists on sight.
The US Government is actively seeking those who criticize government, specifically Barack Obama, and arresting them without charging them. They are remanded to mental health institutions where they are given “training” on how to view the world.
Minneapolis police said they deployed chemical irritants to disperse activists protesting the death of Jamar Clark, killed by officers who have now been named.
France pushed through legislation that includes a plan to censor the internet. Specifically the Minister of the Interior will be given the power to block any website that is deemed to be "promoting terrorism or inciting terrorist acts.
Local officials in Britain have responded to the growth of social destitution resulting from continued mass unemployment and cuts to social spending with sweeping efforts to crack down on the homeless population. Labour Party-led Manchester City Council banned homeless people from setting up any form of temporary accommodation anywhere in the centre of the city.
After a meeting with administration officials on Friday, Maine legislative leaders looked unlikely to acquiesce to Gov. Paul LePage’s demand for more funding to hire drug agents or else he would activate the National Guard to deal with the state’s drug crisis.
Mark Kennedy, an undercover policeman sent to spy on her circle of activist friends. For seven years, he adopted a fake persona to infiltrate environmental groups. Police had agreed to give a full apology and pay compensation to Lisa and six other women for the trauma they suffered after being deceived into forming intimate relationships with police spies. Lisa Jones had been active in environmental, anti-capitalist, and anti-nuclear campaigns.
The vice president of the Medef (French employers federation), Geoffrey Roux de Bézieux, proposed yesterday to establish close coordination between business owners and intelligence services to pick out any workers with suspect ideas or behavior. If “someone has radical behavior, the duty of the CEO, as of any citizen, is to point out this behavior to the police.
Medical marijuana patients and supporters gathered today at DEA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, to hand in more than 100,000 petition signatures demanding the resignation or firing of DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg after he called medical marijuana "a joke."It was signed by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Sam Farr (D-CA)Jim McDermott (D-WA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Ted Lieu (D-CA). Blumenauer took to the House floor to echo the call for Rosenberg's resignation or firing.
Following Paris attacks, French National Assembly voted to extend the nation's state of emergency for a further three months. The state of emergency bill has alarmed civil liberties campaigners, who are concerned about several measures they deem "authoritarian", particularly the expansive powers police have been granted to conduct computer searches, net censorship, and curtail the freedom of association.
The National Assembly, the lower house of France’s parliament, voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a three-month extension of the state of emergency declared by French President François Hollande in the wake of the November 13 Paris terror attacks. The legislation enables warrantless searches and seizures, detention of individuals without an indictment, and bans on demonstrations and protests, and suspends freedom of association.
The measures being taken by the government of President François Hollande in response to Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris constitute an unprecedented attack on democratic rights. The Socialist Party government has declared a state of emergency, mobilized more than 100,000 security personnel throughout the country, including regular police, gendarmes, paramilitary riot police and military forces. These paramilitary forces given the power to raid any home and arrest or kill anyone declared a threat.
Landon Riddle of Colorado 3 years old, has acute lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow; given a few weeks to live after reacting badly to chemotherapy. His mother began to administer medical marijuana, chemo became unnecessary. Wasn’t legal in Utah, mother moved to Colorado. Began giving him THC, his red and white blood cell counts increased dramatically after a few doses. Landon’s cancer is now in full remission.
In response to the deadly Paris attacks, the French military has deployed a further 1,000 troops to ensure safety on the capital’s streets. The military deployment comes amid French Defense Ministry’s promises to revise national security strategy.
CIA Director John Brennan; Paris attacks must serve as a “wake-up call.” He demanded an end to “hand-wringing” over blanket government spying on the entire population of the US and the world carried out in the name of combating terrorism. Demands for a sharp escalation of the US military intervention in the Middle East, including calls for the dispatch of another American expeditionary force into Syria.
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday will ask Parliament to extend state-of-emergency powers — in effect since Friday’s attacks in Paris but legally limited to 12 days for three months. Such powers let the interior ministry order house arrest for people deemed dangerous, allow house searches without judicial approval. State-of-emergency powers would allow interior ministry to prohibit free movement of people or vehicles at any time. Police forces could order the closure of theaters and concert halls. Checkpoints could be set up outside public and private buildings.
US Congressman Peter King claims that the US government needs to get access to encryption keys to prevent terrorists from avoiding detection or going dark.
The measures proposed by French President François Hollande would give the president the right to exercise arbitrary powers, transfer public authority from civilian institutions to the military and suspend basic democratic rights.
CIA director John Brennan criticized new privacy protections, claiming they are hampering government’s ability to find terrorists continued the push for law enforcement to get “backdoor” access to everyone’s encrypted smartphones. No evidence has been offered to support claim the Paris attackers used encrypted communication. Blaming Snowden is a desperate attempt to shift blame for the terror attacks onto whistleblowers, journalists and encryption technology.
Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billion in asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. In 2010 alone, the value of assets seized grew by +52.8% by 2014,$4.5 billion for the year. According to the FBI, the total amount of goods stolen by criminals in 2014 burglary offenses $3.9 billion in property losses. This means that the police are now taking more assets than the criminals.
In Luis v. US federal government arguing it has the power to freeze all of a defendant’s assets, including those not earned through crime; financially cripple someone before convicted, had a trial and not allow them to use assets that are theirs to Sixth Amendment right to counsel by taking away money could use to hire a defense attorney. US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: “The principle the government, without proving guilt of any crime can take all of his money,” I’ve never heard of such a principle.”
What the US and France learned from the Charlie Hebdo skepticism on the Internet is to keep the story flowing. More importantly, the story was followed quickly by more drama: pursuit of a suspected perpetrator into Belgium, a French bombing attack on the Islamic State, French aircraft carrier sent to the Middle East, declaration of war by the French President against ISIL, speculation that Hollande, pressured by Washington, will invoke NATO’s Article V, which will pull NATO into an invasion of the Islamic State. By superceding each event with a new one, the public’s attention is shifted away from the attack itself.
Although “the legislative environment is very hostile today,” the intelligence community’s top lawyer, Robert S. Litt, said to colleagues in an August e-mail obtained by The Post, “it could turn in the event of a terrorist attack or criminal event where strong encryption can be shown to have hindered law enforcement.”
Some of the law’s biggest cheerleaders now admit the tsunami of higher monthly insurance premiums coupled with colossally higher deductions (which dramatically boost out-of-pocket expenses) are hurting Americans. Tennessee, state insurance commissioner approved a 36 percent rate increase. Minnesota, officials approved increases averaging 49 percent for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Candidate Obama was promising his health reform plan would lower premiums by $2,500 a year.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that 23 people had been arrested — while 104 others detained for questioning — over a 48-hour period. He added that guns, bulletproof vests and even a rocket launcher had been seized. "This is just the beginning," Cazeneuve said. "The response of France will be total.
Though the investigation into Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris has hardly begun, France’s Socialist Party (PS) government is claiming draconian police powers, planning to extend the current state of emergency for three months or more and intensify wars in the Middle East.
Terrorism creates fear, and fear drives fools into the hands of the government that created the terrorism that created the fear. The Western world consists of a tyranny in which brainwashed nonentities live in a constructed reality.
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