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US Senate committee agreed to conceal UK complicity in CIA torture

December 13th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/13/tort-d13.html

The UK government had redactions made to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation. Britain’s collusion in the torture of individuals who were illegally seized by US authorities is now established.

‘Millions March’ against police brutality LIVE UPDATES

December 13th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/214203-protests-police-brutality-nationwide/

Protesters are taking to the streets in cities across the US to protest grand juries’ decisions not to indict the white officers responsible for the deaths of two unarmed black men, and demand police accountability.

U.S. PSYOP Funded Anti-Government Hip-Hop Music in Cuba

December 13th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/U.S._PSYOP_Funded_Anti-Government_Hip-Hop_Music_in_Cuba/39889/0/38/38/Y/M.html

U.S. government financed a four-year effort to promote Cuba’s rap music scene as part of an effort to promote democracy on the communist-run island, federal officials confirmed on Thursday.
“It seemed like a good idea to support civil society,” ; Matt Herrick, spokesman for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which financed the secretive program.

Hungarian prime minister proposes mandatory annual drug tests for all journalists and teenagers

December 13th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Hungarian_prime_minister_proposes_mandatory_annual_drug_tests_for_all_journalists_and_teenagers/39902/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Hungarian prime minister, who has vowed to remake his country into a “non-liberal” state called Friday for mandatory drug testing of journalists and politicians. plan alarmed critics,called it an attack on civil liberties, attempt to combat his declining popularity. A member of his governing Fidesz party suggested mandatory annual drug tests for 12- to 18-year-olds.

Acting on a Bogus Tip, Cops Raid Innocent Family, Execute Grandfather as He Lay Face Down

December 13th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Acting_on_a_Bogus_Tip%2C_Cops_Raid_Innocent_Family%2C_Execute_Grandfather_as_He_Lay_Face_Down/39915/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Acting on a bogus tip about methamphetamine from a car thief, the Laurens County Sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant for the home of devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, David Hooks.An hour after the judge signed the warrant police raided Hooks’ house and took the life of this innocent grandfather.

Spain passes strict anti-protest law

December 13th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/213995-spain-anti-protest-law/

Spain passed anti-protest law, government argues will ensure public security, opponents say will restrict civil liberties. The Citizens Security Law gives sweeping powers to authorities. Any unauthorized protests outside buildings that provide basic services to the community will incur fine up to €600,000 ($746,000). This covers a huge number of buildings from universities to hospitals.

Ferguson protesters win lawsuit against police!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 13th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025951738

Protesters in Ferguson have won a lawsuit filed against police in federal court who complained of excessive police tactics while dispersing crowds in Ferguson.

Net Neutrality Activists Disrupt FCC Meeting

December 11th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: https://www.popularresistance.org/net-neutrality-activists-disrupt-fcc-meeting/

Net neutrality demonstrators interrupted the FCC’s monthly meeting by unfurling a large banner reading “Reclassify Now!” behind the seated FCC commissioners. The activists were escorted from the room by security after speaking out and asking FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler why he continues to delay Title II net neutrality, which should have been voted on at today’s meeting.

VIDEO: New Viral Video shows Sacramento Cop Stomps man's head into the street.

December 11th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/VIDEO%3A_New_Viral_Video_shows_Sacramento_Cop_Stomps_man%27s_head_into_the_street./39872/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave after a video surfaced showing him using his foot to force a man's head against the ground and a flashlight to strike the man.

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.

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