America is now a closed-mind country. Minds are closed by ideological agendas, by narrow private interests, and by the view that only conspiracy kooks dissent from official explanations. Dissent and protest are gradually being criminalized. The government does not succeed all at once, but gradually step by step. Before too long we will have to believe the most fantastic stories or be arrested. That is the path that government and ideologues have us on.
Edward Snowden, former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked thousands of pages of previously classified NSA intelligence documents: Apple's iPhone has "special software" that authorities can activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user. Apple said the company has never been involved with the NSA in the creation of backdoor software for any of the company's products.
A TSA agent convicted of stealing more than $800,000 worth of goods from travelers said this type of theft is “commonplace” among airport security. Almost 400 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers since 2003, used X-ray scanners to locate the most valuable items to snatch. “I could tell whether it was cameras or laptops or portable cameras or whatever kind of electronic was in the bag.”
Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. But a prosecutor in California says one rapper's violent lyrics go beyond creative license to conspiracy. San Diego-based rapper Tiny Doo has already spent eight months in prison, and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted under a little-known California statute that makes it illegal to benefit from gang activities.
United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first.
The United States has admitted that an Australian man detained in Guantanamo for "material support for terrorism" is innocent; Reuters.
4 Chengguan, the most hated police-inspectors in China, beaten to death by angry people in Wenzhou City, after they killed a man with a hammer trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor.
Survey approved by a faculty advisor at UK emailed to the students asked "What is your preferred University policy on free speech on campus?" Here were the possible answers: A single designated free speech zone in a specific location on campus. Multiple designated free speech zones in various locations across campus. No preference.
A woman in Hamlin, Texas is fighting charges of driving without a license and expired registration after she was arrested and jailed by cops while WALKING home with groceries. She produced a valid license and registration. STILL the charges were not dropped, case continues.
The proposals are part of efforts by governments throughout Europe to exploit the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks to impose the type of police-state measures carried out in the United States after the September 11 attacks. 2,680 new positions in French military and intelligence agencies to monitor the population.
Monumental surveillance is attempt at full spectrum domination. New Snowden documents revealed the NSA is getting ready for future digital wars as the agency postures itself in an aggressive manner towards the world. “D” weapons, as reported by Der Spiegel, will paralyze computer networks and infrastructure they monitor. Water supplies, factories, airports, as well as the flow of money are all potential targets.
A newly released video shows a tense traffic stop in the US state of New Jersey ending with the killing of a black man by police. Passenger, indentified as Jerame Reid, stepped out of the car, with his hands raised about shoulder level. But the officers shot him dead.
Ex-police officer, Jon Burge is reported to have overseen the torture of 118 Black men who were under the custody of Chicago police 30 years ago, served three and half years in prison given an early release full police pension, $4,000 per month. Personally tortured with electric shock.
In the mid-1960s, there was a photocopying machine in the operations room of Western Union International in New York. Whenever a foreign government sent a cable via the company’s facilities, the Western Union operator would copy it on the machine. That machine belonged not to Western Union International, but to the National Security Agency. It gave the NSA access to cables in which embassies communicated with their countries and to messages from nations giving instructions to their legations in the United States.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Chinese government to revise legislation of a new anti-terrorism law, called for the law to be brought in line with international legal standards, needs to respect rights, not build a new architecture of surveillance,” abusive counterterrorism measures can also inflict grave harm and exacerbate conflict.”
A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Florida was fired this week after an investigation concluded that he used excessive force on a disabled inmate, punched and kicked the inmate while he was on the floor.
Political leaders plant a false view of events and issues in the mind of the public that complicit media then broadcast and amplify to generate public consent for government policy, nature of modern propaganda systems is that they masquerade as independent while functioning as the opposite.
There is no chance the majority will do anything to reverse the course of our nation in terminal decline. It will take a complete collapse and bloody reset before we have a chance at putting this country back on a sustainable rational course. You are 35,079 times more likely to die from heart disease, cancer than from a terrorist attack, 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than by a terrorist. More likely to die from a workplace accident.
Despite the recent legalization of cannabis in Oregon this past November, ‘authorities’ are doing their best to squash the rising tide of support for marijuana and its non-hallucinogenic cousin, hemp. How Long Will this Non-Hallucinogenic Plant be Vilified?
Madison Turner told ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he ordered a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese from a Marietta McDonald's. A few minutes later, a police officer pulled him over and wrote him a ticket under the distracted driving law. "The officer explained to me that he observed me eating a burger for 2 miles," Turner said. "He said specifically three times, you can't just go down the road eating a hamburger.
The radars work like finely tuned motion detectors, using radio waves to zero in on movements as slight as human breathing from a distance of more than 50 feet. They can detect whether anyone is inside of a house, where they are and whether they are moving.
This weekend, police and military forces were deployed across Europe on an unprecedented scale. Security forces in France, Belgium, Germany, Greece and Britain are continuing a crackdown on suspected Islamists, arresting dozens of people, after the January 7 attack on the editorial offices of the weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
A cop employed by the Columbia Police Department in South Carolina has been suspended without pay after a video emerged showing the officer repeatedly punching a man who had been lying face-down on the ground.
A Dane County sheriff’s deputy miraculously escaped charges of child pornography, despite being caught with child pornography, because of a cut and paste error on a warrant. former Dane County sheriff’s deputy Jeffrey C. Hilgers, 43, had seven counts of possession of child pornography dismissed Wednesday.
Human Rights Watch: Royal decrees and new of legislation to deal with terrorism Saudi King Abdullah has clamped down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could "harm public order" largely been brought in to combat growing number of Saudis travelling to take part in the civil war in Syria, who have returned with newfound training and ideas about overthrowing the monarchy.
An amendment to Article 573 of the CPC aims at punishing “with imprisonment of between one to eight years those who on a daily or regular basis access online communication services or acquire or are in possession of documents which target, or because of their content, result in inciting others to decide to join a terrorist organization or group,” anyone who accesses web sites deemed to be supporting terrorism could find themselves in prison.
New York City’s Department of Investigation investigation: 10 correction officers had been arrested more than once, 12 had been rejected by New York Police Department; six for psychological reasons, others had gang affiliations, criminal histories, psychological problems. Seventy-nine had relatives or friends who were current or former inmates.
A Florida police chief suspended a sniper training program widely criticized for using mug shots of African American men for target practice. Department is investigating the program after a National Guard soldier discovered her brother's bullet-riddled mugshot at a gun range last month.
Eric Holder is ordering an end to most of the Department of Justice’s Equitable Sharing Program. This is the program where the DOJ works with local law enforcement agencies for busts, and then the law enforcement agencies are permitted to keep 80 percent of the assets seized. Read Holder's memo here. The order also excludes joint task forces, which limits some of the potential impact.
State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property without evidence of a crime, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday. The practice of local police taking property, including cash and cars, from people that they stop, and of handing it over to federal authorities, became common during the country's war on drugs in the 1980s.
British kids aged between eight and 14 may apply to take part in Project Petra in order to become CBBC Intelligence Officers. Eight candidates will be chosen to pass special tests at a "spy school," aimed to reveal their analytical skills and physical abilities.
Jason Westcott, a young man with no criminal convictions whom a SWAT team killed during a drug raid that found just $2 worth of marijuana. A drug informant identified and accused Jason Westcott of dealing drugs for Tampa Bay Police despite Westcott’s having no previous criminal record. The informant has confessed to lying to the police after it was too late,
Kiera, honor student, was going to try to make a baking soda and vinegar volcano, After putting two ounces of toilet bowl cleaner into a container, she dropped in a ball of aluminum foil, smoke started pouring out. She was charged with possession of a weapon and assembling a bomb on campus, escorted out in handcuffs. Charges dropped, criminal record remains.
Top academic publisher the Oxford University press has issued guidance that authors should avoid using pork-related words to avoid offending Muslims and Jews.
Calls by the Italian Prime Minister to set up a new European Union-wide intelligence agency that European superstate government, wants to enhance data-sharing in the EU by making sure its EU intelligence analysis centre (IntCen) works better with other EU agencies like Europol.
Tennessee man, committed no crime, files federal lawsuit to get back his property after police robbed him during traffic stop. Willis was a passenger in vehicle, driver changed lanes without a signal. Monroe County Sheriff had drug dog sniff the car and a money bag. 90% of U.S. paper money contains trace amounts of cocaine. No drugs found. Canadian government has issued a public service announcement warning citizens police may rob them upon entry into the US.
Police presence at airports, in front of embassies, government buildings, newspaper offices and public places, thousands of security forces in European capitals and major cities. Heavily armed and camouflaged military troops deployed throughout France.
France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism and announced Wednesday it was sending an aircraft carrier to the Mideast to work more closely with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.
“Everyone here is under orders — no time off” during the summons catch-up blitz, said one cop at the 105th Precinct in Queens. “And the majority of [new] summonses written aren’t protecting the public in any way. “But now they’re realizing how much revenue the city is losing and they’re enforcing their will upon us.”
The magazine Der Spiegelreported that the Daimler corporation has been comparing the names, addresses and birth dates of all its 280,000 employees worldwide with data on European Union (EU) and United States terrorist lists in order to contribute to “the fight against terrorism”.
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