Jul 02

From the article:

The real enemy of the corrupt corporate state is none other than, “we the people.”


Study Shows U.S. Police Far More Concerned About “Anti-Government” Domestic Extremists than Al-Qaeda (Liberty Blitzkrieg, July 1, 2015):

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U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government  extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS).

The report, “Law Enforcement Assessment of the Violent Extremism Threat,” was based on survey research by Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and David Schanzer, director of TCTHS and associate professor of the practice at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

The survey — conducted by the center with the Police Executive Research Forum — found that 74 percent of 382 law enforcement agencies rated anti-government extremism as one of the top three terrorist threats in their jurisdiction. By comparison, 39 percent listed extremism connected with Al Qaeda or like-minded terrorist organizations as a Top 3 terrorist threat.

– From Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy

Since September 11, 2001, the frightened and emotionally pliable American public has gullibly relinquished its civil liberties and free heritage in order to allow the U.S. government to wage unaccountable and unconstitutional war again Al-Qaeda and radical Islamic terrorism across the world. Continue reading »

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Jun 27

The New “Scariest Chart” For American Citizens (ZeroHedge, June 26, 2015):

For the average American citizen, this may well become the “scariest” chart…

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Jun 21

H/t reader squodgy:

“Bad. Sinister. Brutal. Incompetent. Totally stupid.”


The video is extremely graphic.

You can watch it here if you want to feel sick:

VIDEO: Unarmed man flags down LAPD seeking help. They shoot him in the head. (Blacklisted News, June 20, 2015):

At 6:35PM last night a man with his hand wrapped in a towel flagged down the police, apparently seeking help. The police thought he had a gun under the towel on his extended arm, and ordered him to drop it. At least one officer fired and hit the victim in the head, leaving him in critical condition. He was unarmed.

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Jun 13

FYI.



Jun 13, 2015

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In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss bursting bond bubbles, fleeing banks and scaring the hell out of Bill Gross. In the second half, Max interviews documentary filmmaker, Nick Broomfield, about whether #BlackLivesMatter when NHI (‘no humans involved’).

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Jun 13

Police Raid and Shutdown Lemonade Stand Run by 7 and 8-Year-Old Girls

Don’t Mess with Texas – Police Raid and Shutdown Lemonade Stand Run by 7 and 8-Year-Old Girls (Liberty Blitzkrieg, June 12, 2015):

Don’t mess with Texas. Particularly if you happen to be a person who enjoys the freedom to purchase lemonade from two adorable little girls trying to raise money to buy their dad a Father’s Day gift. In that case, you better watch out. The cops are on the case, ever vigilant to protect the unsuspecting citizen from the perils of contraband juice. Continue reading »

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Jun 13

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The Biggest Crooks In America Are Now The Cops (ZeroHedge, June 13, 2015):

Submitted by Bill Bonner via Bonner & Partners,

The TSA Is a Complete Waste of Time

Today, we continue our series “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” As you’ll recall, our premise is that in a world where everyone is a lawbreaker, it’s hard to spot the real criminals.

Below, we turn to the bad … Continue reading »

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Jun 11

Cop kills man for ‘walking with a purpose’ (RT, June 11, 2015):

A female police officer fatally shot an unarmed, 28-year-old white man named Keith Bolinger for allegedly “charging” at her vehicle following his “unusual” behaviour and a short car chase in Des Moines, Iowa.

Officer Vanessa Miller fired the round that hit and killed Bolinger at the scene, when he tried to approach a police car on Tuesday evening, the Des Moines Registerreported. In the lead up to the shooting, police and witnesses, said Bolinger had led two officers in a car chase through the streets Des Moines.

Bolinger was walking towards the officers “with a purpose,” insisted Sgt. Jason Halifax of the Des Moines Police Department during a press conference concerning the shooting on Wednesday.

No weapons were found on Bolinger or at the scene of his death. It’s unclear whether Miller thought he was armed at the time. Continue reading »

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Jun 09

Video: Cop goes on profanity-laden tirade in affluent suburb, pulls out his gun on two kids (Sovereign Man, June 8, 2015):

I’ll be up front with you and say that this video is disturbing.

It’s like a bucket of ice-cold water thrown in the face of the dream world that most people are walking through.

Watching riots on TV in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, it’s easy to think, “That couldn’t happen here. All that police violence only happens in poor communities.”

Guess again. Continue reading »

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May 25

Michael Brelo, Cleveland Patrolman, Found Not Guilty In Deaths Of 2 Unarmed Suspects (Huffington Post/AP, May 23, 2015)

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May 19

KFOX14 exclusive: video obtained of Fort Bliss soldier shows moments before his death while in custody (KFOX14, May 13, 2015)

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May 09

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– Police Abduct 10 Children From A Family In Kentucky Because Of Their “Off The Grid” Lifestyle (End OF The American Dream, May 8, 2015):

If the government does not like the way that you are raising your kids, they will come in and grab them at any time without giving any warning whatsoever.  Of course this is completely and totally unlawful, but it has been happening all over America.  The most recent example of this that has made national headlines is particularly egregious.  Joe and Nicole Naugler of Breckinridge County, Kentucky just had their 10 children brutally ripped away from them just because the government does not approve of how they are living their lives and how they are educating their young ones.

Let’s be very clear about this – Joe and Nicole had done nothing to violate the law whatsoever.  All of their kids were happy, healthy and very intelligent.  But because the control freaks running things in Kentucky got wind of their “off the grid lifestyle”, they have now had all of their children unlawfully abducted from them. Continue reading »

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May 05

–  This is What Happens if You Defy Curfew – A Shocking 90 Second Video from the Streets of Baltimore (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 4, 2015):

On Saturday night, a man whose name still seems to be unknown, but who was wearing a “F##k the Police” t-shirt, came out in front of police past the official curfew. This is what happened next:

As Mike noted previously, the situation in Baltimore is very serious and all Americans should be paying very close attention; but Baltimore is just a Microcosm of America.

Baltimore, Maryland is in many ways the perfect microcosm for these United States of America. If you still don’t get that, you’ll be in for a rude awakening in the years ahead.

A gradual erosion of the Constitution and the civil rights of the citizenry, the abuse of power by people in authority, perverse financial incentives that lead to horrible outcomes, zero accountability, and a ubiquitous surveillance state apparatus; Baltimore has it all. Yet all of these troubling traits have also come to characterize early 21st century America. Continue reading »

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Apr 26

From the article:

“The police serve a very important role in society and I want them to be as effective as possible.  They are there to uphold the law and protect the peace, which are extremely important functions.  Unfortunately there are far too many cases where the police have acted as judge, jury and executioner to suggest that there are just a few bad apples.

Instead there’s a pervasive atmosphere of hostility and force escalation better suited to war zones than maintaining civilian order.  The lines have been drawn in many police departments: it’s us vs. them.

Trust in many departments has been utterly shattered within some communities because the police hold themselves to a different standard than they do the populace.  Police commit brazen acts of brutality and get away with it, largely because they self-investigate and/or because the local District Attorney office is unwilling to press charges.

But the recent cases of police brutality are simply a symptom of a much larger problem. Society in the US is breaking down, civility has been lost, and the country is rapidly becoming uncivilized.

This extends within and across all of the most important institutions.”


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Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline (Peak Prosperity, April 24, 2015):

A historially common marker of failing civilizations

My first Uber lift was in South Carolina.  My driver was from Sudan originally, but had emigrated to the US 20 years ago.  Being the curious sort, I asked him about his life in Sudan and why he moved.  He said that he left when his country had crumbled too far, past the point where a reasonable person could have a reasonable expectation of personal safety, when all institutions had become corrupted making business increasingly difficult.  So he left.

Detecting a hitch in his delivery when he spoke of coming to the US, I asked him how he felt about the US now, 20 years later.  “To be honest,” he said, “the same things I saw in Sudan that led me to leave are happening here now. That saddens me greatly, because where else is there to go?” Continue reading »

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Apr 26

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Cops Kill Man for Refusing to ID as He Dropped Off Stray Cat to Animal Shelter, Police Remain Silent (Alternet, April 22, 2015):

What was a seemingly selfless act of kindness would subsequently end with Lawrence being fatally gunned down by a cop.

Dothan, Ala. – In late December of 2014, Robert Earl Lawrence, 30, in an act of compassion, took a stray cat to the Dothan Animal Shelter. What was a seemingly selfless act of kindness would subsequently end with Lawrence being fatally gunned down by a cop.

Almost four months after that fateful day, police have provided the public with no more answers than were given the day after the killing. They have maintained a blanket of virtual silence surrounding the incident. Continue reading »

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Apr 24

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Not science fiction: Miami wants to predict when and where crime will occur (Miami Herald, April 23, 2015):

Armed with high-tech software and years of crime data, Miami police believe they will soon be able to stop crimes by predicting when and where they will occur.

It sounds a little like something out of a science fiction novel, but the department is in the process of adopting a system called HunchLab that produces maps showing small areas where specific crimes are likely to be committed during shifts. The probability program is a geographical version of “predictive policing” software, which more departments are using — even if, in the words of one supportive cop, it’s “kind of scary.” Continue reading »

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Apr 23

Running From Police “Often” A “Death Sentence,” Former Cop Says (ZeroHedge, April 23, 2015):

Earlier today we brought you the story of Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Abraham Martinez, whose flying jumpkick has now been officially enshrined in the annals of police dash cam history. As it turns out, we have The Austin American Statesman to thank for the footage. The newspaper recently took an in-depth look at the Texas DPS’ use of force during pursuits. Here’s an excerpt:

The trooper who shot and kicked him, Abraham Martinez, last year received a minor penalty for the incident — three days off without pay. Yet the fact that a traffic infraction could escalate into a lengthy, high-speed motorcycle pursuit ending in gunshots provides a graphic illustration of how a relatively permissive DPS culture of use-of-force during pursuits is out of step with evolving national standards, experts said. A leading researcher on police pursuits, University of South Carolina criminal justice professor Geoffrey Alpert, called the agency’s policy permitting troopers to shoot at fleeing vehicles “stupid.” Continue reading »

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Apr 23

Caught On Tape: Cop Jumpkicks Suspect After Shooting Him (ZeroHedge, April 23, 2015):

As regular readers are no doubt aware, there’s been no shortage of “caught on tape” police moments over the past several months. Thanks to police cruiser dash cam video, bystander cell phone recordings, and in one case, aerial footage from a local San Bernardino news helicopter we’ve witnessed a South Carolina police officer shoot a fleeing, unarmed man in the back, watched as Arizona officers battled an invincible family band in a Wal-Mart parking lot, looked on incredulous as a US Marshall destroyed a citizen’s cell phone, and followed Sheriff’s Deputies through the desert as they chased (and subsequently beat) a man who fled on a stolen horse.

Today we bring you the following clip (circa 2012) from Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Abraham Martinez’s dash cam. Martinez was pursuing one Steven Gaydos whose crime was running a stop sign while driving a motorcycle on a suspended license and carrying two percocets in his pocket. After a high speed chase Martinez apparently decided to “disable” the bike by shooting it four times but unfortunately ended up shooting Gaydos instead. Realizing he was shot in the thigh Gaydos appears to pull over with the intent to surrender when, completely inexplicably, Martinez executes a running jumpkick to Gaydos’ midsection.

Here’s the clip:

More from RT:

Apparently shooting a Texas motorcyclist in the thigh during a high-speed chase wasn’t enough for one state trooper, who ended up performing a leaping kick into the man’s lower body after eventually pulling him over.

Continue reading »

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Apr 22

–  Caught On Tape: Cop Grabs, Smashes Phone Of Woman Recording Him (ZeroHedge, April 22, 2015):

He told me that I had to go. He said I was interfering with their investigation and I told [him] that I was on a public sidewalk and I had the right to film them..”And then this happened…

As MyFOXLA reports,

Beatriz Paez says she was doing nothing wrong taking video of U.S. Marshal executing warrants on San Juan Avenue Sunday. She saw people in handcuffs. “Around 8 people including women were held at gunpoint on their stomachs with their hands held behind their back,” says Paez. Continue reading »

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Apr 22

Related info:

Turkey Devolves Into A Full Police State: Law Grants Unlimited Powers To Weaponized Police Force

Turkey Central Bank Head Faces 2 Years In Jail For NOT Lowering Interest Rates


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Turkish Student Sentenced To Prison For Retweeting Satirical Article (ZeroHedge, April 22, 2015):

Over the past year, Turkey has quietly become the poster child of what happens when a formerly reputable “developed world” nation devolves into Banana Republic status slowly at first, and then very fast.

The most recent update out of the country that president Tayyip Erdogan has gradually converted into his own fiefdom was its conversion into a full blown police state: recall a month ago we reported that the parliament passed security laws “that allow police to conduct searches and arrests without immediate court orders and use firearms against militants. The law separately empowered government-appointed governors to order police or paramilitary forces to conduct searches and detain suspects for up to 48 hours without immediate court orders, state-run Anadolu Agency said.” Or for comic book buffs, a state in which Judge Dredds run rampant.

And with Turkish enforcement now granted a green light to detain anyone, for any reason, the next inevitable crackdown was only a matter of time – that on free speech. Continue reading »

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Apr 22

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Battlefield America: The War On The American People (The Rutherford Institute, April 20, 2015):

“A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.”—John Salter

We have entered into a particularly dismal chapter in the American narrative, one that shifts us from a swashbuckling tale of adventure into a bone-chilling horror story.

As I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, “we the people” have now come full circle, from being held captive by the British police state to being held captive by the American police state. In between, we have charted a course from revolutionaries fighting for our independence and a free people establishing a new nation to pioneers and explorers, braving the wilderness and expanding into new territories.

Where we went wrong, however, was in allowing ourselves to become enthralled with and then held hostage by a military empire in bondage to a corporate state (the very definition of fascism). No longer would America hold the moral high ground as a champion of freedom and human rights. Instead, in the pursuit of profit, our overlords succumbed to greed, took pleasure in inflicting pain, exported torture, and imported the machinery of war, transforming the American landscape into a battlefield, complete with military personnel, tactics and weaponry. Continue reading »

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