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New York City Mayor Proposes Banning Cigarette Smoking — In Your Own Home

July 7th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/york-city-mayors-sustainability-plan-ban-smoking-private-residences/

New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio plan to coerce developers and landlords to ban smoking inside of apartment buildings as part of his administration’s agenda to reduce smoking in New York City so neighboring tenants don’t have to inhale secondhand smoke. Smokers would be prohibited from smoking in one of few places a person can currently smoke in NYC; their own residence.

23 Cents an Hour? The Perfectly Legal Slavery Happening in Modern-Day America

July 7th, 2015
Categories: Economic, Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/23-cents-hour-perfectly-legal-slavery-happening-modern-day-america

Federal Prison Industries, is a government-owned corporation that employs inmates for as little as 23 cents per hour, to provide a wide range of products and services under the guise of a “jobs training program.” Hard for any company to compete with companies that use dirt-cheap prison labor.

Three Supreme Court Justices have been Ruling on Cases Involving Companies Whose Stock they Own

July 7th, 2015
Categories: Economic, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Three_Supreme_Court_Justices_have_been_Ruling_on_Cases_Involving_Companies_Whose_Stock_they_Own/44943/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Supreme Court’s top justice, two associate justices repeatedly ruled in cases involving companies in which they owned stock. Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justices Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito created conflicts of interest participating in decisions that potentially affected their stock portfolio.

Leaked Documents Show FBI, DEA and U.S. Army Buying Italian Spyware

July 7th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/06/hacking-team-spyware-fbi

The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Army have bought software that allows users to take remote control of suspects’ computers, recording their calls, emails, keystrokes, activating their cameras, according to internal documents hacked from the software’s Italian manufacturer.

Amnesty International highlights Turkey's rights violations

July 7th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/07/07/419221/Turkey-Kobani-Andrew-Gardner-Amnesty-International

Amnesty International has accused Turkey of using excessive force in handling street protests in support of Kurds fighting ISIL Takfiris in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, said Turkish security forces used excessive force in protests in Turkey’s southeast last year, leaving 40 people dead.

Michigan woman frisked, jailed, for not renewing dog license

July 6th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141137991

Michigan woman heads to court Tuesday after being arrested for failing to renew her dog's license, says she drove to the Kalamazoo County sheriff's office June 23 to prove she renewed the license for the family's 11-year-old dog; arrested, fingerprinted, held for three hours.

MPs propose granting police exceptional rights – report

July 5th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/politics/271198-russia-police-bill-powers/

A group of Russian lawmakers has drafted a bill broadening police powers and giving them the “presumption of trust.” Among other things, this would allow them to break into cars and homes without warrants and open gunfire at mass gatherings of people.

Big Brother Watching: Kuwait Makes DNA Testing Mandatory for All Residents

July 2nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Under the law, interior ministry must collect DNA samples from all 1.3 million citizens, 2.9 million foreign residents. People who refuse to provide DNA samples face one year in jail, $33,000 fine; those who provide false samples can be jailed for seven years, cost $400 million in emergency funding.

Cop who tortured handcuffed man had prior record of attacking people - Video

July 2nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Cop_who_tortured_handcuffed_man_had_prior_record_of_attacking_people/44856/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Now a video has been released that shows officer Magness torturing a handcuffed man who was also tied to a chair in December 2014.

Facebook Can Now Identify You in Pictures Even Without Your Face Showing

July 1st, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/facebook-can-now-identify-you-in.html

Facebook’s algorithms can accurately identify an individual user from among 800 million pictures—in less than five seconds—98% of the time. “If you are walking down the street, a public street, should a company be able to identify you without your permission?”

This case gives a new and an even more despicable meaning to the term, “Broken Windows Policing”

June 30th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/swat-raids-wrong-home-breaks-windows-apology-citation-broken-windows/

St. Louis Police Department’s SWAT team raid wrong address, tore the home of Leon Walker apart, man they were looking for lived two doors down. Police Department sent out a building inspector, issued the Walker family a citation for a window the SWAT team broke during the raid.

Mother Arrested for Letting 7-Year-Old Play in Park - Video

June 30th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/06/mother-arrested-for-letting-7-year-old.html

A mother in Maine was arrested and charged with child endangerment, after letting her young daughter play in a park near her house. The playground was only a few hundred feet away, and could be seen from her front porch.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California's new vaccine bill

June 30th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141132249

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 277, requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents' personal or religious beliefs.

U.S. Will Resume Sending Weapons to Bahrain Despite Ongoing Repression

June 29th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/U.S._Will_Resume_Sending_Weapons_to_Bahrain_Despite_Ongoing_Repression/44822/0/38/38/Y/M.html

State Department will lift its freeze on arms sales to repressive government of Bahrain despite the country’s human rights abuses in recent years, including arbitrary detention of children, torture, restrictions for journalists, brutal government crackdown on peaceful protestors in 2011. Three weeks ago, State Department condemned Bahrainian regime for convicting a leading opposition figure, Ali Salman. “We do not think that the human rights situation in Bahrain is adequate.

Australia's New Law Would Strip Citizenship For Possessing A 'Thing' Connected With Terrorism, Or Whistleblowing

June 29th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150627/02314831478/australias-new-law-would-strip-citizenship-possessing-thing-connected-with-terrorism-whistleblowing.shtml

Citizenship automatically stripped from person convicted of entering area declared a no-go zone by the Australian government even if the person entered area for innocent purposes, such as to do business, same result for a person convicted of damaging Commonwealth property or possessing a 'thing', such as a book or downloaded file from the Internet, that is in some way connected with terrorism.

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