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Being Homeless in Miami May Lead to a Tasering

January 2nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://reason.com/blog/2015/01/02/being-homeless-in-miami-may-lead-to-a-ta

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.

The Benefits of Fewer NYPD Arrests -- "But the police union's phrasing—officers shouldn't make arrests "unless absolutely necessary"—begs the question: How many unnecessary arrests was the NYPD making before now?"

January 2nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2015/01/the-benefits-of-fewer-nypd-arrests-but.html

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?

NYPD cop arrested for extorting restaurant owner - Video

January 2nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/11755

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.

The CIA and Other Government Agencies Have Long Used Propaganda Against the American People -video

January 2nd, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_CIA_and_Other_Government_Agencies_Have_Long_Used_Propaganda_Against_the_American_People/40490/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Nearly 100 protesters storm St.Louis police headquarters, at least 25 of whom are arrested as others are pepper sprayed

January 1st, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Nearly_100_protesters_storm_St.Louis_police_headquarters%2C_at_least_25_of_whom_are_arrested_as_others_are_pepper_sprayed_/40485/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Fed Up: Florida Crowd Forms Human Shield to Protect Man Police Try to Arrest for Smoking Marijuana

January 1st, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014977882

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.

Data Shows Cops Kill Three People a Day in America

December 29th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/data-shows-cops-kill-three-people-a-day-in-america_122014

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.

Civil Asset Forfeiture: The Final Stage Of Collapse Of Empire

December 29th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-28/civil-asset-forfeiture-final-stage-collapse-empire

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.

The Prison State of America

December 29th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/

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.

A political mobilization of the American police

December 29th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/29/pers-d29.html

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.

Angela Merkel’s aide hit by US-UK spying software: Report Video

December 29th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/29/392329/merkel-aide-hit-by-usuk-spying-virus/

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 Now Scans Occupants Faces

December 29th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/License_Plate_Reader_Technology_Now_Scans_Occupants_Faces/40371/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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."

Snyder signs suspicion-based drug testing bills

December 27th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014974263

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation today that creates a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients who are suspected of using drugs.

U.S. Senate and CIA agree torture program was mismanaged

December 25th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2014/12/us-senate-and-cia-agree-torture-program.html

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 misuse pre-charge bail to ban activists from protesting – report

December 25th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/uk/217623-uk-police-bail-protesters/

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.

Elf on Shelf Toy Teaches Kids to Love Surveillance Society

December 24th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://truthstreammedia.com/elf-on-shelf-toy-teaches-kids-to-love-surveillance-society/

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.

Parents of US toddler injured in SWAT raid face $1 million in medical bills

December 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/23/geor-d23.html

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.

FBI To Train 30,000 Officers For Active Shooter Situations At Stadiums, Businesses, Schools

December 23rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2014/12/23/fbi-train-30000-officers-active-shooter-situations-stadiums-businesses-schools/

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.

New York City mayor calls for a halt to protests against police violence

December 23rd, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/23/poli-d23.html

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.

Police Killings are Rare Compared to Citizens Killed by Police

December 21st, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2014/12/police-accountability-must-continue-wake-nypd-shooting-deaths-despite-union-rhetoric/

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.

Cops go ballistic on 'misbehaving' preschoole

December 21st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/12/cops-go-ballistic-on-misbehaving-preschooler/

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.”

The War on Drugs Just Got Even More Vile: Police to Begin Inspecting Your Poop, Seriously

December 21st, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_War_on_Drugs_Just_Got_Even_More_Vile%3A_Police_to_Begin_Inspecting_Your_Poop%2C_Seriously/40195/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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 Tortured And Killed, Today Most Christians Are Highly Supportive Of Torture

December 20th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Jesus_Was_Tortured_And_Killed%2C_Today_Most_Christians_Are_Highly_Supportive_Of_Torture/40165/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Rallies staged in over 30 Spanish cities against tough new anti-protest law (PHOTOS)

December 20th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/216299-spain-anti-protest-law/

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.

Dozens Arrested at Milwaukee Protest Over Death of Dontre Hamilton

December 20th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014969966

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.

Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Alleged Battery Of Patient At San Francisco General Hospital

December 20th, 2014
Categories: Police State

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.

Leaked CIA report says targeted killing programs could backfire

December 18th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/215787-cia-leak-targeted-killings-terrorism/

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 discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.

December 18th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014969083

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 Torture Program Whines That His Life In Danger

December 17th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://requiemfortruth.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-architect-of-cia-torture-program.html

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.

Police chief denies permit for anti-police brutality event during

December 17th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/police-chief-denies-permit-for-anti-police-brutality-event-during/article_c4671e6d-6ab3-56ff-ad6c-c6357f387a33.html

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.

McCain: US hanged Japanese soldiers for waterboarding Americans

December 16th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/12/15/390324/us-hanged-japanese-for-waterboarding/

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.

New Colorado lawmaker invokes 9/11 to blast Ferguson and Eric Garner protests

December 16th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014966954

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.

Policeman in Texas tasers 76-year-old man twice

December 15th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/16/390440/us-policeman-tasers-76yearold-man/

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.

Officer on leave after tweets threaten protesters

December 15th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/dec/15/officer-leave-after-tweets-threaten-protesters/

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: Responsible Body Armor Possession Act – Citizens would no longer be allowed to own Body Armor, punishable by up to 10 Years in Prison - Video

December 14th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/h-r-5344-responsible-body-armor-possession-act-citizens-would-no-longer-be-allowed-to-own-body-armor-punishable-by-up-to-10-years-in-prison/

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: CIA waterboarding not torture because victims don’t totally drown with raised legs

December 14th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025959766

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.

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.

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