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CIA chief challenges torture report claims, defends Bush-era tactics

December 11th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/213663-brennan-cia-torture-report/

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 officials call for criminal prosecution of US torturers

December 11th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/11/unre-d11.html

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.

The Founding Fathers Were Strongly Opposed to Torture … and Enshrined a Torture Ban In the Constitution

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Founding_Fathers_Were_Strongly_Opposed_to_Torture_%E2%80%A6_and_Enshrined_a_Torture_Ban_In_the_Constitution/39838/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Cheney: CIA torture program 'absolutely, totally justified'

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/09/389458/cheney-defends-cia-torture-program/

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.

Instead of prosecuting torturers, Obama prosecuted the guy who revealed the program

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2014/12/instead-of-prosecuting-torturers-obama.html

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.

CIA Torture Reports: Frozen to Death; Rectal Rehydration, Broken Limbs; 54 Countries Assist US; Dick Cheney War Criminal

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/CIA_Torture_Reports%3A_Frozen_to_Death%3B_Rectal_Rehydration%2C_Broken_Limbs%3B_54_Countries_Assist_US%3B_Dick_Cheney_War_Criminal/39818/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.”

Facing justice: UN, HRW, Amnesty call for prosecuting US officials for torture

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/212935-un-us-justice-torture/

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.

Senate accuses CIA of torturing prisoners, overstepping legal boundaries

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/212839-cia-torture-senate-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.”

Architects of CIA Torture Program Raked in $81 Million, Report Reveals

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014961698

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.

Florida Sheriff wants criminal probe white deputy who shot black suspect

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014961904

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.

Polish ex-president admits to secret CIA prison after U.S. torture report released

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014961895

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 Dismisses Torture Report As Just People In 'Awkward Positions'

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025940402

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 Paid Torture Teachers More Than $80 Million

December 9th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/cia-torture-report/cia-paid-torture-teachers-more-80-million-n264756

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 Receive Government “Emergency Alert”

December 9th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2014/12/09/thousands-cellphone-users-receive-government-emergency-alert/

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.

Sweden passes law to criminalize any criticism of immigration

December 9th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/_Sweden_passes_law_to_criminalize_any_criticism_of_immigration_/39743/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Police Use “Cultural Profiling” To Target Free Thinkers Of All Races

December 8th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Police_Use_%E2%80%9CCultural_Profiling%E2%80%9D_To_Target_Free_Thinkers_Of_All_Races/39725/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Arizona cop chokehold on 15yo girl in front of mother sparks fury online - Video

December 8th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/212467-arizona-police-chokehold-girl/

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.”

New Law Blocks Anti-GMO Scientists from Advising EPA

December 8th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-law-blocks-anti-gmo-scientists-advising-epa/

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.

Rubber bullets, tear gas in Berkeley as police disperse #EricGarner, #Ferguson rally - Video

December 7th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/212219-berkeley-protest-clashes-teargas/

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.

A Society of Captives

December 7th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/a_society_of_captives_20141207

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.

Report on Cleveland exposes national epidemic of police killings and abuse

December 6th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/06/clev-d06.html

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.

Athens on fire as rioters mark anniversary of police killing of teen - Video

December 6th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/212199-greak-clashes-water-gas/

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.

Anger in France over city’s plan for ‘Nazi style’ badges for the homeless

December 5th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2014/12/anger-in-france-over-citys-plan-for.html

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.

Ukraine Goes Full Orwell, Unleashes "Ministry Of Truth"

December 5th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ukraine_Goes_Full_Orwell%2C_Unleashes_%22Ministry_Of_Truth%22/39680/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Cops clear ‘The Jungle,’ one of the largest homeless encampments in America

December 5th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/211923-police-homeless-clear-camp/

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.

Police Killing: Death, Lies and Videotape

December 4th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.accuracy.org/release/police-killing-death-lies-and-videotape/

“A Grand Jury Did Indict One Person Involved In Eric Garner’s Killing — The Man Who Filmed It.”

Peter King says Eric Garner would not have died from chokehold were he not 'so obese' - Video

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/peter-king-eric-garner-obese-i-cant-breathe-video-044205429.html

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."

Hundreds of police killings go unreported

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/04/kill-d04.html

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 gives Native American lands to foreign mining company with new NDAA

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/211531-native-indian-lands-mining/

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.

Brutal police beating of model shocks Australia (VIDEO)

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/211287-police-brutality-australia-woman/

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 in New York City Already Beginning Following Eric Garner Ruling

December 3rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Protests_in_New_York_City_Already_Beginning_Following_Eric_Garner_Ruling/39650/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

New York prepares for riots after grand jury decision over death of Eric Garner - Video

December 2nd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/New_York_prepares_for_riots_after_grand_jury_decision_over_death_of_Eric_Garner/39587/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Cops Work for Corporate America as Oppressive Mercenaries for the 1% Says Retired Police Captain - Video

December 2nd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Cops_Work_for_Corporate_America_as_Oppressive_Mercenaries_for_the_1%25_Says_Retired_Police_Captain_/39595/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.”

Police shootings in U.S. out of hand - Video

December 2nd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/01/opinion/ghitis-police-shootings/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

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 Beat, Taser, and Shoot Man 23 Times, Killing Him for Walking Down the Street - Video

December 1st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://12160.info/page/police-beat-taser-and-shoot-man-23-times-killing-him-for-walking-

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.

VETERAN FALSELY CONVICTED BY LYING JUDGE

December 1st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.ini-world-report.org/2014/12/01/veteran-falsely-convicted-by-lying-judge/

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 signals long-term National Guard presence in Ferguson

December 1st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/01/ferg-d01.html

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,

Cannabis factory found next to UK police HQ

November 29th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/30/388101/uk-police-find-drug-factory-next-to-hq/

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.

African-American man stopped by Michigan cop for walking with his hands in his pockets - Video

November 29th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/african-american-man-stopped-by-michigan-cop-for-walking-with-his-hands-in-his-pockets/

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.

Pregnant woman loses eye from St. Louis County police bean-bag shooting

November 28th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/209871-pregnant-eye-beanbag-ferguson/

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.

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