officers using them against the homeless and mentally ill to force compliance, not because the officers are being threatened in any way. Miami Police officer used Taser on homeless man inside a Publix grocery store to intimidate him into staying away. The man was never arrested or charged with a crime.
Arrests down 66 percent; citations for traffic violations fell 94 percent, parking violations drop 92 percent. Drug arrests dropped 84 percent. Marijuana arrests declined 61 percent. If the NYPD can safely cut arrests by two-thirds, why haven't they done it before?
A NYPD cop and two fellow thugs ? including a reputed gangster who was involved in a fatal stabbing of a groom-to-be ? were arrested Tuesday for extorting monthly "protection" payments from an Albanian restaurant in Queens, federal authorities said. Victim shelled out $24,000 over five months.
Operation Mockingbird had major influence over 25 newspapers and agencies placing reports provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by reporters would then be cited throughout the media wire services.
Protesters stormed St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters Wednesday morning, 25 arrests made other demonstrators pepper sprayed. Protesters planned to occupy the police department for four and a half hours until their demands were met, include amnesty for protesters charged with non-violent offenses, also want Officers Flannery and Hayes, responsible for recent shootings, to be fired immediately, among other grievances.
Florida Police after seeing a man walking down the street smoking thought the smoke smelled like marijuana, decided to pursue the man. The man entered a home police followed and tried to apprehend him, about 20 people came out of the home, surrounded the man to prevent arrest from taking place. “They formed this shield and started to get aggressive,” one of the officers said.
Six people killed by police this week across country. According to Facebook page “Killed by Police” 1,848 people killed by cops since May 1, 2013. 1,089 were killed this year. 21 people are killed by police on average every week in America. That means cops kill average of three people every day.
Philadelphia drops a Civil Asset Forfeiture case to prevent any court from ruling just seizing people’s property is unconstitutional. This is the final stage of the collapse of the Roman Empire. When the state runs out of money, it historically attacks the people. In Rome, armies began sacking their own cities to get paid. The police are doing this. Whatever they can confiscate goes to funding their own pensions.
Prisoners do not receive benefits, pensions, overtime, sick days or vacations. Cannot complain about working conditions or safety hazards. Can be sent to isolation cells. 1 million prisoners work for corporations and government industries, models for what the corporate expects us all to become, seeking to replicate these conditions throughout society.
Prior to last week’s killing of New York City policemen, police were on the political defensive, thousands took part in protests. Cops, CIA torturers, military brass resent restraints of legality, outraged when called to account. Corporate-controlled media promotes this contempt for civilian authority.
An aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the victim of a cyberattack by a highly sophisticated spying software jointly developed by British and US spy agencies, according to a report.
License plate reader technology expanding offerings to law enforcement, allows police to identify occupants of vehicles when system is supplied with a clear photograph of car's interior. Video stream can be analyzed in "near real time" to catalog, identify driver and passenger of passing vehicles, flagging any "person of interest."
Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation today that creates a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients who are suspected of using drugs.
CIA agrees in its official response that "the agency made serious missteps in the management and operation of the program." said the breakdowns came in the program's early days and that internal changes corrected much of the disarray before President George W. Bush ordered the "black site" prisons emptied in 2006.
UK police forces are misusing pre-charge bail by banning hundreds of protestors from attending lawful demonstrations, The Guardian newspaper has revealed. Of all bailed protesters, eighty-five percent are never charged with any crime.
A new Christmas “tradition” has emerged that not only has Santa making a list of who’s naughty and nice, a personal “elf” to watch over children, spy on them in every room and “report” back to the North Pole ahead of Christmas, toy makers promise that parents have found it to be useful “behavior modification” tool, kids acting different when they believe someone is watching their every move.
The parents of 18-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh Jr., known affectionately as "Bou-Bou," told ABC’s 20-20 news program last week that they owe $1 million in medical expenses after their son was nearly killed by a flash-bang grenade during a late night SWAT team raid on a relative’s home in rural Georgia. The county government has refused to compensate them, claiming that it would be a violation of state law.
The FBI will hold active shooter training drills at sports stadiums as part of a massive program to prepare for what the agency says is a growing concern for law enforcement.
Broader drive in the media and political establishment to pin the blame for the officers’ deaths on ongoing protests against police violence, thereby painting them as “violent” and illegitimate. Police nationwide have already begun using this attempt to link the shooting and protests against police violence as a means of intimidating opposition.
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a man who hours earlier vowed on social media to make history by avenging the questionable non-indictments of white police officers in the deaths of black men. Ismaaiyl Abdula Brinsley, a 28-year-old black man, made his way to New York City and shot the cops in the head as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Brinsley then ran into a subway where witnesses say he turned the gun on himself and fired, ending his life.
Officials at a Virginia school turned an allegedly misbehaving 4-year-old preschooler over to law enforcement, where he was put in handcuffs and shackles and ordered to talk to jail inmates, according to a legal group intervening in the case. The unnamed student, who was enrolled in the pre-kindergarten program at Nathanael Greene Primary School, in Stanardsville, Virginia, removed from the classroom after allegedly “becoming agitated and throwing several items onto the floor.”
Sewage epidemiology is a rapidly expanding field that can provide information on illicit drug usage in communities, based on the measured concentrations in samples from wastewater treatment plants.
Jesus was interrogated, tortured and then killed, has modern followers who actually support government sanctioned torture. Gap between torture supporters and opponents widens between voters who are Christian and those who are not religious.
More than 30 cities in Spain have expressed their anger over the so-called ‘gag’ legislation that criminalizes social protest and, demonstrators say, curbs the freedom of expression.
The demonstration follows the death of Dontre Hamilton, 31, who was shot 14 times by a police officer at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee April 30. Police fatally shot Hamilton after responding to a call by workers at a nearby Starbucks complaining of Hamilton sleeping in the park.
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Sheriff’s Department deputy has been charged with four felonies, including perjury, filing a false police report, filing a false instrument and assault, as well as misdemeanor count of battery of a patient at San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office announced Friday evening.
Drone strikes and other targeted counterinsurgency programs aimed at capturing or killing “high-value targets” belonging to militant groups could be effective if coupled with larger strategic goals, the CIA believes, but they could also backfire.
German researchers discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale even when cellular networks are using most advanced encryption available.
The "architect" of the CIA's interrogation program, James Mitchell, accused Senate Democrats of putting his life in danger last week when they released a report detailing the program's "brutal" abuses. one of seven men who owned a company paid millions of dollars by the CIA to devise interrogation techniques for alleged terrorists following the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks The controversial techniques included waterboarding, which President Barack Obama called torture.
Citing public safety concerns, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris on Tuesday denied a special event permit application for an anti-police brutality march planned to start at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during the Lakota Nation Invitational on Friday afternoon.
Senator John McCain accused his fellow Republicans of being hypocritical over justifying torture, noting the US tried and hanged Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American prisoners during World War II. You can’t claim that have them freeze to death is not torture. The Arizona senator said that waterboarding was used during the Spanish Inquisition.
Colorado congressman Ken Buck (R-CO): wild accusations of racial bias is hypocritical, disrespectful, and dangerous,” won’t make minority communities safer. It will harm morale of law enforcement officers, endanger them.” “Have we forgotten 9/11?” and 23 New York City police officers that died during the terrorist attack.
A US police officer from Victoria, Texas, placed on administrative leave on Friday while he is investigated for police brutality and tasering elderly man after a traffic stop. Victoria police chief has apologized to the victim. The officer could face charges of official oppression, aggravated assault.
The San Jose Police Department said Officer Phillip White was sidelined after officials learned of statements made Saturday from his Twitter account. In the tweets, Officer Phillip White said he would kill anyone who threatens him or his family. He also said he would be off-duty at the movies with his gun if anyone "feels they can't breathe or their lives matter."
H.R.5344, the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act of 2014, would “prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body armor by civilians.” As written the bill amends Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code. The act will make it illegal for civilians to possess military style body armor.
Karl Rove: “In waterboarding unlike World War II, where the Japanese attempted to drown people by basically pouring water in their mouths — here the feet were elevated so there’s little or not chance of any fluid getting into the lungs. And very careful standards set in place so these would help break the the resistance of the detainee without placing their life in danger.
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.
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. 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, 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.
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