Sep 28

- Woman Busted for Possession of SpaghettiO’s Sauce May Sue (KRON4, Sep 25, 2014):

GAINESVILLE, Florida (KRON) — A Florida woman may pursue legal action against police and prosecutors after she spent more than a month in jail for possession of SpaghettiOs.

Police say they arrested 23-year old Ashley Gabrielle Huff after they found a spoon covered with a suspicious residue inside the car she was riding in.

From the beginning Huff insisted that she wasn’t using, selling, or making methamphetamines.

The woman spent more than a month in jail while her attorney tried to arrange a plea bargain. That’s when the crime lab report came back confirming the spoon was encrusted with spaghetti sauce. Continue reading »

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Sep 23

H/t reader squodgy:

“Stupid bugger left his car door unlocked!!!!



Sep 21, 2014

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Sep 18

- It’s Not Just The Police – The Feds Are Also Militarizing Public Schools With Grenade Launchers, M16s & Tanks (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Sep 17, 2014):

Events last month in Ferguson, Missouri (read my detailed thoughts here) forced Americans to confront the frightening reality that many of of the nation’s police departments have been quietly, but consistently, militarizing over the past couple of decades. It’s one thing to intellectually understand that this has happened, it’s quite another to see cops deploy tanks and point sniper rifles at peacefully protesting U.S. citizens.

Just as disturbing as the scenes themselves, is the fact that this has been happening for so long under the 1033 transfer program with only muted criticism. The program was originated in the late 1990′s under the National Defense Authorization Act of 1997 (recall that the NDAA is also being used to allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial), and it allows for the transfer of excess Department of Defense equipment to domestic police. In other words, it has been public policy for almost two decades to militarize the police.

With the issue squarely still in the public consciousness, it would behoove us to understand that this program is not only arming police with weapons of war. In fact, public schools are also receiving such items, including grenade launchers, M16s and MRAPs.

The Wall Street Journal reports that: Continue reading »

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Sep 10

- Oregonian arrested for filming SWAT raid (VIDEO) (RT, Sep 8, 2014):

Footage recently posted to YouTube shows an Oregon man being arrested for filming, or “interfering” with, a militarized police raid across the street from his apartment.

The man – whose YouTube account is Skylow Production – said he was sleeping at his Gresham, Oregon apartment at around 4 a.m. local time on Sept. 2 when he heard the sound of broken glass and flash bang grenades.

“I grabbed my iPad and ran outside as fast as I could to see what was going on,” he said in the video’s description. “There were 5 or more tank/military trucks just cruising through my neighborhood,” which is “right across the street from Mt.Hood Community College.”

In the video, two law enforcement officers, decked out in military gear, approach the man filming across the street, telling him to go back inside, as he was supposedly “interfering” in the execution of a search warrant.

“You go inside right now….it’s a lawful order….go inside right now,” one officer said while swinging at the iPad.

A third officer can be heard saying over a loudspeaker, “All neighbors stay inside and away from windows.” The two cops addressing the man filming the action then turn around and begin handcuffing the man, as they say “quit resisting us.”

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Sep 10

- Cops fist-bump after shooting schizophrenic man 80 times:

An eyewitness to the 80 rounds that police put into Jose Garza, a mentally ill man armed with a BB gun, came forward Wednesday with damning information that contradicts the official account of events.
“He was sitting down, and he woke up after several commands, because he had headphones on and he was asleep. As he stood up, the police officers began firing.”
“There’s a dead person in front of them. That’s somebody’s brother, somebody’s son. I think that’s where the community became outraged,”

An eye witness to the fatal shooting of 30 year old Jose Walter Garza in Laredo, Texas, on Saturday has decided to speak out against the police account of the evening, and what he has to say deeply discredits the official story. Continue reading »

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Sep 10

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Sep 05

- Must-See Police State Video: “You Are At My Door With Guns And I Fear For My Life… I Have Committed No Crime” (SHFTplan, Sep 3, 2014):

The following video footage, captured by Avel Amarel and uploaded to Youtube, shows how easy it is to stop police state tactics dead in their tracks.

When two police officers show up at the door claiming to be looking for a wanted fugitive, Avarel begins recording.

What you’ll see is nothing short of shocking, as police attempt to first enter his home without a warrant, and then attempt to turn him into a criminal for refusing to submit to their demands. Continue reading »

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Aug 31


Aug 28, 2014

Alex Jones talks to former top CIA analyst about the current state of the world and what we can expect in the future.

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Aug 29

- New Orleans Police Officer Turns Off Body Camera Minutes Before Shooting Suspect In Forehead (Jonathan Turley, Aug 19, 2014):

n New Orleans, Armand Bennet, 26, was shot in the forehead during a traffic stop by New Orleans police officer Lisa Lewis. However, the police department did not reveal until much later that Lewis turned off her body camera just before shooting Bennett. Bennett survived and has now been charged under prior warrants for his arrest. It also reviewed that Lewis had had a prior run in with Bennet who escaped about a week earlier.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas called the late disclosures on the shooting simply a “snafu.” Continue reading »

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Aug 28

- Chicago police jailed two innocent men for 17 months with no evidence (Police State USA, Aug 25, 2014)

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Aug 22

- St.Louis PD Release ‘Suicide-By-Cop’ Shooting Clip (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2014):

As we noted previously, just days after the fatal shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, a 2nd officer-involved shooting ended in death for the suspect just miles from Ferguson. St.Louis Police Department – in the interests of transparency -  have released video of both the alleged shoplifting and the so-called ‘suicide-by-cop’ shooting itself of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell..”Powell approached the officers when they arrived, yelling at them to shoot him already. When he ignored commands to drop the knife, the two officers fired a total of 12 shots.Continue reading »

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Aug 21

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- The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S. (Washington’s Blog, Aug 20, 2014):

Founders Versus Ferguson …

Former Congressman – and Cleveland mayor – Dennis Kucinich wrote a must-read post yesterday:

The Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770, was a catalyst toward the American Revolution. Five civilians were killed by the British soldiers. The Declaration of Independence, in condemning the offenses against liberty by George III, stated:

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction  foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

  • For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us
  • For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states

Indeed, the top expert on the militarization of America’s police forces – Washington Post writer Radley Balko, who has testified to Congress and written books on the subject – confirms that the Founders would have seen the militarized police as an unconstitutional standing army: Continue reading »

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Aug 20

Ferguson Cop Points Gun At Protesters And Press, Screams “I Will F***ing Kill You”, Has Been “Relocated” (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2014):

In the aftermath of recent violent events and now that even the US Attorney General has arrived, one would assume that the Ferguson police had at least some “sensitivity” training about how to approach protesters, especially those “armed” with cameras. Not in this case. The footage below out of Ferguson shows a police officer pointing his gun directly at protesters and reporters while screaming “I’m going to f***ing kill you!

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Aug 19

Preparing for war against the American people.


Mapping The Militarization Of Americas Police Force Since 2006

Mapping The Militarization Of America’s Police Force Since 2006 (ZeroHedge, Aug 18, 2014)

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Aug 19


Added: 17.08.2014

In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America’s local police forces.

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Aug 19

WTF!

Before:

- Toddler Critically Burned When SWAT Team Throws Flashbang In Crib


- County officials refuse to pay medical bills for toddler burned by SWAT grenade (RT, Aug 18, 2014):

Officials in Georgia’s Habersham County are refusing to pay for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this year.

Bounkham ‘Bou Bou’ Phonesavanh was just 19 months old when a Habersham SWAT team initiated a no-knock warrant at his family’s home at around 3 a.m. on May 28. Bou Bou was asleep in his crib at the time, surrounded by his family and three sisters. The toddler was severely injured when SWAT team officers broke through the house’s door and threw a flashbang grenade that ultimately landed in the Bou Bou’s crib.

When the stun grenade went off, it caused severe burns on the child and opened a gash in his chest. As a result, Bou Bou lost the ability to breathe on his own and was left in a medically induced coma for days after the incident. His extensive recovery necessitated stays in two hospitals before he finally went home in July. Continue reading »

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Aug 18

- ‘Get the f*** out of here!’ Ferguson cops threaten to shoot, mace reporters (VIDEO) (RT, Aug 18, 2014):

As tensions continue to mount in Ferguson, police officers were captured on video threatening to shoot one journalist and mace another. Other reporters allege they were arrested while covering the protests.

Shortly before midnight Sunday, a police officer was recorded on video giving a reporter a verbal dressing down for flashing a light from a video camera into the officer’s face.

“Get down, get the f*** out of here and get that light off, or you’re getting shot with this,” the officer could be heard yelling at Mustafa Hussein, a reporter from KARG Argus Radio.

When Hussein demands to know the name of the threatening officer, he is told by another officer, who only identifies himself as “Captain Todd,” that the reporters should keep their camera lights away from the police. The identity of the police officer who allegedly aimed a gun at Hussein is never revealed.

Police in Ferguson appear to be very much on edge following over a week of thousands of people coming out onto the streets demanding answers over the death of black teenager Michael Brown, who was reportedly shot at least six times by white officer Darren Wilson on August 9.

In another incident on Sunday night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was delivering a live report when a police officer is heard yelling: “Media do not pass us, you’re getting maced next time you pass us.”

Meanwhile, at least two journalists were also arrested before being quickly released Sunday night. Continue reading »

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Aug 17

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- State Of Emergency, Curfew Issued For Ferguson (ZeroHedge, Aug 16, 2014):

It was only a matter of time before Ferguson became the Americanized version of Gaza.

After last night’s looting in which the local police was inexplicably instructed to stand down by the state highway patrol, moments ago Missouri’s governor ,Jay Nixon, issued a local state of emergency and imposed a nighttime curfew lasting from midnight until 5 am. As the WSJ reports, at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in St. Louis, Gov. Jay Nixon said the overwhelming number of protesters have been peaceful. But the governor said he would not allow a small number of violent rioters to emerge again in the wake of a police-involved fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown one week ago. “If we are going to have justice, we must first have and maintain peace,” the governor said adding that this is a test if the “town can break the cycle of fear.” From where we stand, the answer so far is a resounding no. Continue reading »

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Aug 17

- Congressman Hank Johnson Will Introduce Bill To Stop The Militarization Of Police (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Aug 16, 2014):

Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia Will Introduce Bill to Stop the Militarization of Police

As I pointed out yesterday in my detailed thoughts on Ferguson, President Obama has once again proved his irrelevance and uselessness by failing to say anything meaningful on the disturbing events of the past week. In fact, he only decided to address it personally and publicly yesterday after being heavily criticized for issuing a press release about the party he attended in Martha’s Vineyard as civilians in Missouri clashed with a paramilitary police force.

Despite Obama’s complete apathy, there are some Congressmen forcefully speaking out against the trend from “both sides” of the increasingly meaningless Republican and Democrat divide. The most noteworthy thus far appears to be Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia’s 4th Congressional district. In fact, he has sent a Dear Colleague letter to fellow representatives of his intention to introduce the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act in September when Congress returns from recess.

The Hill reports that: Continue reading »

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Aug 17

- The REAL ISSUE Behind the Ferguson, Missouri Police Response (Washington’s Blog, Aug 15, 2014)

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Aug 16

Riot police stand guard as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

- Attitude is Everything (Armstrong Economics, Aug 15, 2014):

Part of the war cycle is just the general feeling or attitude that shifts due to economics. We seem to be headed for such a fateful turn. The police domestically have turned militaristic. This is a very serious issue far beyond what most people would even guess. It tends to show the changing attitudes within society. Couple this with Obama who seems to think he was elected to start a war. We are approaching a serious turning point that may reshape the world as did 1932 following the economic trend of the Great Depression. Continue reading »

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Aug 15

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- Ferguson Police Descend on Protesters with Arrests, Tear Gas, and Martial Law (Common Dreams, Aug 14, 2014):

Chaotic scenes as police arrest reporters, fire at protesters

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Aug 15

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An Al Jazeera television crew, covering demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, scramble for cover as police fire tear gas into their reporting position on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Scott Olson)

- Press freedom? Police target media, arrest and teargas reporters at Ferguson protests (RT, Aug 14, 2014):

Two reporters were detained at the Ferguson protests, and police behaved as “soldiers” with the “enemy combatants,” journalists said. Outrage over the incident spilled into both the media and social networks.

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Aug 14

Anonymous Releases Police Audio From Day Of Mike Brown Murder (ZeroHedge, Aug 13, 2014):

The hackers’ group “Anonymous” has released the full audio recordings of the St.Lousi Police Despatch from the night of Mike Brown’s murder.

Via Anonymous ( @TheAnonMessage )

These files compiled in this video contains audio of St. Louis police dispatch from the date of August 9th 2014, the day Mike Brown was murdered by a Ferguson PD officer.

We have released these tapes to the public so as they are able to get a sense of the atmosphere the moments before and the hours after Mike Brown was shot.

These raw audio files have been compiled and long quiet moments have been cut down. Time stamps are available within the video.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DISPATCH AUDIO TAPES, AUGUST 9TH 2014 11:05 AM – 6:05 PM, INCIDENT IS REPORTED AS “CROWD CONTROL PROBLEM”

AT 12:05PM, NO SHOOTING MENTIONED UNTIL IT IS CALLED IN TO DISPATCH BY WITNESS. FERGUSON PD DENIES IT KNEW ANYTHING AT THAT TIME. NO EMS WAS CALLED.

“be advised officer involved shooting… observation came from the news!”

44min mark in clip –  “all cars, be advised we are switching over to the riot channel. riot A” Continue reading »

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Aug 07

Before:

- Man Dies After NYPD Thugs Put Him in Chokehold

H/t reader squodgy:

“Here’s the update. The Ruling was not predicted. The police response was.”


- Eyewitness in NYPD Chokehold Murder Arrested on “Unrelated” Charges: “You’re mad because I filmed your boy.” (The Daily Sheeple, Aug 5, 2014):

On July 17, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old NY resident, was confronted by the NYPD for allegedly selling “untaxed” cigarettes.

Garner questioned the thugs officers about why he was being harassed. At least two witnesses filmed the incident, which clearly shows Daniel Pantaleo, one of the NYPD bullies, throw Garner into a chokehold – a move that was banned by the police force in 1993.

Last Friday, the New York City medical examiner’s office confirmed what many of us already knew. Continue reading »

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Aug 07

H/t reader squodgy:

“Now this proves they are hiring ignorant thugs to intimidate people.”


Published on Jul 14, 2014

This abusive Govt. paychecker, tells me that it is against the Law to film, the gate of Marine Corps Base 29 Palms , while I cover the missing Marine wife story. He actually detains me, and puts his nasty ass hands on me several times

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Jul 30


Added: Jul 29, 2014

Air Date: July 21st, 2014

http://www.wbtv.com/story/26075071/wo…

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Jul 23

From the article:

“In sum, the American police state is a multi-billion dollar boondoggle, meant to keep the property and the resources of the American people flowing into corrupt government agencies and their corporate partners. For those with any accounting ability, it’s clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer’s account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms. It’s time to seriously consider a plan to begin de-funding this beast and keeping our resources where they belong: in our communities, working for us.”


- The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress (The Rutherford Institute, July 21, 2014):

By John W. Whitehead

“What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else.”
- Author Tom Clancy

Call it what you will—taxes, penalties, fees, fines, regulations, tariffs, tickets, permits, surcharges, tolls, asset forfeitures, foreclosures, etc.—but the only word that truly describes the constant bilking of the American taxpayer by the government and its corporate partners is theft.

We’re operating in a topsy-turvy Sherwood Forest where instead of Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves stealing from the rich to feed the poor, you’ve got the government and its merry band of corporate thieves stealing from the poor to fatten the wallets of the rich. In this way, the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. All the while, the American Dream of peace, prosperity, and liberty has turned into a nightmare of endless wars, debilitating debt, and outright tyranny.

What Americans don’t seem to comprehend is that if the government can arbitrarily take away your property, without your having much say about it, you have no true rights. You’re nothing more than a serf or a slave. Continue reading »

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Jul 20

Man Dies After NYPD Thugs Put Him in Chokehold
(Photo credit: NY Daily News)

- Man Dies After NYPD Thugs Put Him in Chokehold (The Daily Sheeple, July 18, 2014): 

A New York man died after an NYPD thug put him in a chokehold and other officers slammed his head into the ground.

Eric Garner, a 43-year-old married father of six and grandfather of two, died of a heart attack during the altercation with officers on Thursday. Continue reading »

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