Oct 28
Widespread: In 2011 Tasers were used 323 times against under-18s
Widespread: In 2011 Tasers were used 323 times against under-18s

- Police are using high-voltage Tasers on children as young as 11 almost every day, new figures reveal (Daily Mail, Oct 26, 2013):

  • New figures have been released under Freedom of Information laws
  • They show that 323 under-18s were fired on in 2011
  • It was also revealed that in 2010, 74 children were threatened by having the Taser’s sights trained on them without firing the weapon

Tasers are being used by police against children as young as 11 almost every day, figures have revealed.

Armed officers discharged, targeted or threatened to use the 50,000-volt weapons against youngsters more than 320 times a year – an 11-fold increase from the first year they were cleared for use against under-18s in 2007.

It emerged earlier this year that a girl aged just 12 had been shot by police with a Taser device in St Helens. Other children aged 11 have been threatened by officers with the weapons, forced have admitted.

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Oct 27

- Pepper Spray Cop Receives $38,000 Settlement from the University of California (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 25, 2013):

Yep, that’s John Pike, the infamous pepper spray cop who walked across a group of seated student engaged in an act of peaceful civil disobedience and callously pepper sprayed them in the face. While Pike was eventually fired, an internal investigation found that he “acted appropriately.” For all his troubles, the University has now decided he deserves a $38,000 settlement.

More from the Guardian:

A former University of California Davis police officer who pepper-sprayed a group of Occupy protesters has reached a $38,000 settlement in a workman’s compensation case against the school.

John Pike, who was filmed discharging pepper spray at a line of seated demonstrators in a video that was watched around the world, received the compensation last week.

The Davis Enterprise reported that Pike, 40, had suffered depression and anxiety brought on by death threats to him and his family. The threats followed the 18 November 2011 protest, the newspaper reported.

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Oct 23

- Why I Will Never, Ever, Go Back to the United States by Niels Gerson Lohman (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 22, 2013):

“I have been cursed at a Chinese border. In Dubai, my passport was studied by three veiled women for over an hour and my suitcase completely dismembered. In the Philippines I had to bribe someone in order to get my visa extended for a few days. Borders, they can be tough, especially in countries known for corruption.

But never, ever, will I return to the United States of America.”

- Excerpt from a must read article by Niels Gerson Lohman

Recently, one of my best friends from college had a horrific experience at the Canadian border. He told me he would write about his experience and allow me to post it on this site, so I hope to have that up in the near future. In the meantime, please take the time to read the story of Niels Gerson Lohman, a Dutch writer, designer and musician who had such a horrific experience at the border he has vowed to never return to these United States. This is an utter embarrassment and reminds me a lot of one of the more popular posts ever on this site:  Why I’m Leaving America by Michael Fielding.

From the Huffington Post:

After a year of traveling, I had planned a last, short trip. I was going to take the train from Montreal to New Orleans. The travels I had been undertaking earlier this year had brought me to places that were meant to form the background of my second novel.

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Oct 14

- TSA loudspeakers threaten travelers with arrest for joking about security (Police State USA, Oct 10, 2013):

HOUSTON, TX — Travelers are reporting threatening messages coming from the loudspeakers of the Travel Security Administration.  The TSA has been broadcasting warnings that people will be arrested for making jokes in the presence of the infamous federal checkpoint agents.  Policestateusa.com has obtained exclusive audio of the threats.

Matt Miller said on the morning of September 20th, during his return trip from Colorado to Florida, he spent a few hours in Houston waiting for a connecting flight.   Sitting at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, he repeatedly heard a TSA audio message on the intercom that disturbed him.

“…You are also reminded that any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.”

Miller documented the message with an audio recording via his cell phone and sent it to us.

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Oct 11

- Woman calls 911 for diabetic fiancé, cops arrive, shoot him dead (Salon, Oct 8, 2013):

A black man in Georgia was reportedly gunned down by police, while his hands were up and his family looked on

When Alicia Herron of Georgia called 911 to get emergency medical help for her diabetic fiancé, Jack Lamar Roberson, she did not expect the police to show up. And she certainly did not expect them to shoot Roberson dead as he held his hands up.

While police claim Roberson came toward them “aggressively armed” with a knife, his family — witnesses to the incident — deny the police’s version of events. Roberson’s mother said the family didn’t own “two decent knives.” Reason.com reported that “His mother and his fiancée both witnessed the shooting, and their 8-year-old daughter was apparently in the home too.”

Herron gave the following version of events to a local new station: Continue reading »

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Oct 08

A Defense Department program transfers military-grade weapons and vehicles to local law enforcement. It’s the last thing we need


“The militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.” Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

- America’s police are looking more and more like the military (Guardian, Oct 7, 2013):

America’s streets are looking more and more like a war zone. Last week, in a small county in upstate New York with a population of roughly 120,000 people, county legislators approved the receipt of a 20-ton Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, donated by the US Defense Department to the county sheriff.

Between the Armored Personnel Carriers locking down main streets in major American cities – mimicking our MRAPs in Afghanistan – or Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) and Special Forces units canvassing our country, if we’re not careful, this militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.

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Oct 07


he move to strengthen police powers was precipitated by the countrywide Gezi Park protests, which began at the end of May.

- New law to permit Turkish police to detain ‘possible’ protesters (Hurriyet Daily News, Oct 6, 2013):

A new regulation will allow Turkish police to detain those who possess the “risk of conducting a protest” from 12 to 24 hours without the demand of a prosecutor or a judge, prompting acute worries from opposition deputies.

The new regulations that will be conducted jointly by the justice and interior ministries will allow the police to detain a suspect who “may hold a protest” for up to 24 hours without any court decision while also increasing the penalties for resistance to police and damaging public property.

The move to strengthen police powers was precipitated by the countrywide Gezi Park protests, which began at the end of May.

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Oct 05

- Capitol hill shooting: family criticises police deadly force – video (Guardian, Oct 5, 2013):



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The sisters of Miriam Carey say the family is ‘confused’ after the 34-year-old was shot dead by police near the White House. Carey, who was reportedly suffering from depression, was in the car with her one-year-old daughter when she tried to cross a barrier at Capitol Hill

See also:

- Family NOT Allowed To See Body Or Daughter Of Young Mother Killed By DC Police (CBC News Video)

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Sep 04

The Arrest Below is Illegal (confirmed) and the Police are Criminals



- Veteran Attacked By Police During Syria Protest (Veterans Today, Sep 2, 2013):

The video below, when described as “police state behavior” meets that criteria.  If any readers have the names and home addresses of any of the police involved, please put them in the comment section.

We believe these officers and their families need to be under public scrutiny for participation in criminal activities and living off the earnings of criminal enterprises.

Where was the NRA?

Where was the Tea Party?

Where was the American Legion?

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Aug 22

Flashback:

- Homeland Security Admits Backpack Explosive Drill Planned Months Before Boston Marathon Bombings:

The Department of Homeland Security has gone public with an admission that an exercise was planned months before the Boston Marathon bombings that involved backpacks being used to detonate explosives by rogue terrorists.

According to the DHS documents acquired by the Boston Globe, the agents were planning on conducting training exercises centered around a fictitious terrorist group called ‘Free America Citizens’, a group that would plant backpacks full of explosives around Boston that the detectives would be forced to track down. Ultimately, of course, this ended up happening at the Boston Marathon itself with precise accuracy. The Globe report reads that “the city was hit with a real terrorist attack executed in a frighteningly similar fashion.”

More info down below.


- Boston bombing suspect was shot in the FACE by police during his arrest and left with a fractured skull (Daily Mail, Aug 20, 2013):

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was badly injured when taken into federal custody with multiple gunshot wounds including one that had fractured his skull, according to recently unsealed court papers.

A trauma surgeon detailed the suspect’s condition during a hearing when the Chechen immigrant was first charged over the bombing attacks that killed three people and wounded about 264.

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Aug 20

- Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches (Washington Post, Aug 19, 2013):

If the police arrest you, do they need a warrant to rifle through your cellphone? Courts have been split on the question. Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and rule that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless cellphone searches.

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Aug 18

- Texas SWAT Team Raids Organic Farm for No Reason (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Aug 17, 2013):

The increasing use of SWAT teams across these United States is completely and totally incompatible with a free and civilized society. As I mentioned in my recent article about how there are now 50,000 SWAT raids in America annually, many of these military-styled operations target nonviolent offenders, and are often merely money making rackets for local police departments.

It appears the trend is getting even worse. Just like cops will pull you over on the highway and claim to “smell marijuana” as an excuse to violate your 4th Amendment rights, this claim of drugs being present is now being used to SWAT raid organic farms. Or perhaps it’s just because your neighbor thinks your yard is untidy. The story below is nothing short of a complete and total disgrace and we should not stand for this sort of behavior any longer.

From the Huffington Post:

A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search.

Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm. But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized “17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants … native grasses and sunflowers,” after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.

Local authorities had cited the Garden of Eden in recent weeks for code violations, including “grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises,” Smith’s statement said. She said the police didn’t produce a warrant until two hours after the raid began, and officers shielded their name tags so they couldn’t be identified.

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Aug 17

- Police Seizing Cash And Property From Citizens Without Charges (Off The Grid News, Aug 16, 2013):

Police in many parts of the United States are routinely seizing cash and valuables from citizens without arrest or trial. Worst of all, police officers in Texas and Virginia have actually been stopping motorists and seizing their cash.

Having a large amount of cash on you or in your car is now apparently a crime in some parts of the United States. Worse, laws set up to seize cash from drug dealers are being used to seize money from people stopped for minor traffic violations.

A disturbing article in The New Yorker magazine mentions several instances of police seizing cash from citizens. The cops used a legal doctrine called forfeiture to seize the cash. The frightening thing is that the cash and valuables can be taken without an arrest or even criminal charges. They can simply seize it on probable cause and in many cases that have nothing to do with drugs.

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Aug 16

- Retired Marine Colonel to New Hampshire City Council: “We’re Building a Domestic Army” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Aug 16, 2013):

We’re building a domestic army and we’re shrinking the military, because the government is afraid of its own citizens. The last time more than 10 terrorists were in the same place at one time was September 11th, and all these vehicles in the world wouldn’t have prevented it, nor would it have helped anybody. So I don’t know where we are going to use this many vehicles and this many troops…We’re building an army over here and I can’t believe people aren’t seeing it. Is everybody blind?
- Retired Marine Colonel Peter Martino

The above quote is taken from a powerful 4 minute video taken at a Concord, NH council meeting to discuss whether or not the city should proceed with a request to obtain a BearCat G3 armored vehicle. I reported on the controversy behind this vehicle request earlier in the week, after the city’s application was made public and showed officials explained it was needed to deal with “domestic terrorists,” which included libertarians and Occupy New Hampshire.

Colonel Martino warns us that the gear being worn by domestic law enforcement is the same combat gear that they worse in Iraq, except with a slightly different color. He receives a well deserved raucous applause at the end, and finishes with:

“There’s always free cheese in the mouse trap.”

Indeed.

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Aug 12

- US Judge Says Bloomberg’s “Stop-And-Frisk” Policy Is Unconstitutional, Accuses “Highest Officials” Of Discrimination (ZeroHedge, Aug 12, 2013):

In a shocking twist for the New Normal, a US judge has actually upheld the constitution…

From Reuters:

  • New York district judge Shira Scheindlin says New York City “stop-and-frisk” policy violates U.S. constitution — court ruling
  • U.S. district judge Shira Scheindlin says city acted with delberate indifference toward police practice of making unconstitutional stops and conducting unconstitutional frisks
  • Judge says city adopted policy of “indirect racial profiling” by targeting racially defined groups for stops
  • Judge says city policy resulted in disproportionate, discriminatory stopping of blacks and hispanics, violating equal protection clause
  • Judge says city’s highest officials “turned a blind eye” to evidence that stops are being conducted in racially discriminatory manner
  • Judge orders independent monitor to oversee compliance with policy changes that must be introduced
  • Judge says city must adopt written policy specifying circumstances where stops are authorized
  • Judge says city must adopt trial program requiring the use of body-worn cameras in one precinct per borough
  • Judge says city must set up community-based remedial process under court-appointed facilitator

And the punchline:

  • Judge says nypd personnel felt or were aware of pressure to increase number of stops after arrival of nyc mayor bloomberg, nypd commissioner kelly

We hope judge Scheindlin never takes baths or embarks on naval adventures in the near, or long-term, future.

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Aug 12

- Warrantless Vaginal Searches Conducted By Texas Police (Benn Swan Full Disclosure, Aug 9, 2013):

Police in Texas have been caught conducting completely warrantless vaginal searches of women on the side of freeways.

Yes, you read that correctly.

A new set of videos show Texas state troopers probing women’s vaginas and anal areas while searching for drugs.

After watching the videos, which were taken by police car dashboard cams, it is painfully obvious that police were confident that the women did not have marijuana — but they went ahead with the cavity searches anyways.

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Aug 07

- Wisconsin Commando team raids shelter to kill Al Qaeda fawn (Veterans Today, Aug 4, 2013)

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Aug 04

- Exclusive: FBI allowed informants to commit 5,600 crimes (USA Today, Aug 4, 2013):

USA TODAY exclusive: New documents show FBI agents gave their informants permission to break the law thousands of times in 2011.

WASHINGTON — The FBI gave its informants permission to break the law at least 5,658 times in a single year, according to newly disclosed documents that show just how often the nation’s top law enforcement agency enlists criminals to help it battle crime.

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Jul 30

- 95-Year Old Man Tasered to Death by Police in Illinois Nursing Home (Liberty Blitzkrieg, July 29, 2013):

It appears that the militarized police force running rampant on the streets of America just can’t handle the threats of a 95-year old man in a nursing home armed with a cane. Although it appears the officers are attempting to justify their violent and aggressive behavior by claiming he was wielding a “12 inch knife,” I would’ve thought the police are supposed to know how to deal with such situations, particularly when their assailant is basically a centenarian. This seems to be societal blowback from the Rise of the Warrior Cop, a subject I highlighted recently.

Now from UPI:

PARK FOREST, Ill., July 28 (UPI) – A 95-year-old Illinois man who allegedly confronted police officers with a knife and cane died after they shot him with a stun gun and bean bag rounds.

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Jul 28


YouTube Added: 26.07.2013

Flashback:

- DHS Insider Update … Looks Like “It’s About To Get Very Ugly” … Very Soon!!!

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Jul 14

- There are Over 50,000 SWAT Team Raids Annually in America (Liberty Blitzkrieg, July 14, 2013):

Yesterday, Salon published a fantastic interview with Radley Balko, author of a new book, Rise of the Warrior Cop. The interview focused on the fact that the number of SWAT team raids has soared from a few hundred annually in the 1970′s to more than 50,000 per year by 2005. To make matters worse, most of these raids are focused on non-violent crimes.  Radley identifies three main forces behind this disturbing trend. The “war on drugs,” the national overreaction to 9/11, and the creation and massive funding behind the Department of Homeland Security. Moreover, once these SWAT teams are in place, the individual police departments feel pressured to use them in order to justify their existence.

More from Salon:

Radley Balko’s new book, “Rise of the Warrior Cop,” details how America’s police forces have grown to look and behave more like soldiers than neighborly Officer Krupkes walking the beat. This new breed of police, frequently equipped with military weapons and decked out in enough armor to satisfy a storm trooper, are redefining law enforcement.

Since 9/11, the newly formed Department of Homeland Security has distributed billions in grants, enabling even some small town police departments to buy armored personnel carriers and field their own SWAT teams.

Once you have a SWAT team the only thing to do is kick some ass. There are more than 100 SWAT team raids every day in this country. They’re not chasing murderers or terrorists. For the most part they go after nonviolent offenders like drug dealers and even small time gamblers. As you’d expect when there is too much adrenaline and too much weaponry, there have been some tragedies.

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Jul 14

FYI.


- Duped: Judicial Watch Hoaxes Media on Zimmerman Trial (Veterans Today, July 14, 2013):

FOIA Docs GOP Travel, Not “Justice Department”

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

GOP Bills Smear Campaign as “Research”

There was a smell about the Zimmerman case.  We wondered why the Federalist Society, known for orchestrating the 2000 stolen election, crushing 9/11 investigations and lawsuits and acting as the primary proponents of government spying were so interested in the killing of a 17 year old in Florida.

Veterans Today has caught the GOP, Judicial Watch and the Heritage Foundation falsifying, redacting and misrepresenting government documents to rig a murder trial, to smear the Justice Department and forward a “police state” agenda.

There is no doubt that the fraud exposed below, one intended to foment racial strife and and violence was also intended to rig the Zimmerman trial to ensure a “not guilty” verdict.

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Jul 13

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An Arizona man was shot to death by police Tuesday while holding his grandson.

Police say 50-year-old John Loxas was holding his grandchild in his arms as he walked around his Scottsdale neighborhood Tuesday night threatening neighbors and police.

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Jul 08

- Militarized police gone wild across America; terrorizing citizens, shooting pet dogs, behaving like occupying military force (Natural News, July 6, 2013)

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Jun 16


YouTube Added: 09.06.2013

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Jun 16

- Constitutionally Illiterate Michael Bloomberg Doesn’t Want the DOJ Monitoring His Stop-and-Frisk “Military” (Reason, June 14, 2013):

In November 2011, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told an audience at MIT, “I don’t listen to Washington very much, which is something they’re not thrilled about.” He didn’t listen because he didn’t have to. “I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world,” Bloomberg bragged. That boast–crude and alarming as it was–sort of just hung in the air, slowly losing its stench. Yesterday, Bloomberg revived it, this time while announcing that he didn’t want the Justice Department overseeing the NYPD in the event a federal judge deems stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.

WNYC News reports:

The U.S. Department of Justice filed papers Wednesday saying that if a federal judge ruled the NYPD’s practices unconstitutional, then the DOJ would strongly endorse the use of a monitor to oversee changes at the department.

The mayor, however, said that the police department needs a clear line of authority. No military organization or paramilitary runs where you have confusion in the command structure. You just cannot have that. Lives are on the line,” he said in a question-and-answer session with reporters.

Emphasis mine. The NYPD is not a “military organization” or an “army,” much less Bloomberg’s “own army.” Nor is the NYPD a “paramilitary organization”–that would require the department to change its core function to supporting an actual military. The NYPD is a police department. New York, New York is a city, not a sovereign nation. The 14th Amendment says Bloomberg and his police are required to respect the Fourth Amendment. This is basic stuff. You’d think Bloomberg would know it. Continue reading »

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Jun 13

- March Against Monsanto organizer to face charges for using amplified sound at a park (End The Lie, June 11, 2013):

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Jun 13

- Off-duty cops collect DNA samples at Alabama roadblocks (The Daily Caller, June 10, 2013):

Off-duty cops in two counties in Alabama spent the weekend collecting saliva and blood samples from drivers at roadblocks.

According to Lt. Freddie Turrentine with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, drivers were asked to voluntarily offer samples of their saliva and blood for a study being conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.

The drivers were compensated for their samples.

“They’ve got big signs up that says ‘paid volunteer survey’ and if they want to participate they pull over there and they ask them questions and if they are willing to give them a mouth swab they give them $10 and if they are willing to give them a blood sample they give them $50. And if they don’t do anything they drive off,” Turrentine explained to The Daily Caller.

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May 17

- Arizona Man Winds Up Jailed, Unemployed and Homeless After Photographing Courthouse (Photography Is Not A Crime, May 11, 2013)

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May 16

- Viral Cotati stun gun video spurs police review (The Press Democrat, May 16, 2013)

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