Nov 24

NATO Jets Surrounding Russia - Before And After

- NATO Jets Surrounding Russia: Before And After (ZeroHedge)

- Torching Toulouse: French city burns as riots erupt over death of eco-activist killed by police grenade (Daily Mail):

Riots have broken out in southern France over the death of a young activist killed by a police grenade.

At least 16 people were arrested in Toulouse as rubbish bins were torched and bus shelters smashed during a demonstration in the French city.

The riots unfolded on the margins of an otherwise peaceful march where protesters carried placards reading ‘End to the licence to kill’.

At one point during the stand-off, demonstrators were dispersed by powerful jets of water.

- Citizen Warns that 12-yr-old Child’s Toy Gun on Playground is FAKE, Cops Shoot and Kill Child Anyway (Filming Cops):

The person who called 911 on the boy CLEARLY WARNED the dispatcher that the child’s toy gun was “fake.” Despite this warning, police shot and killed the boy.

- Albuquerque Police Officer Keith Sandy made headlines and sparked outrage by stating he was going to shoot and kill homeless man two hours before he did is now retiring early with full benefits to avoid internal affairs investigation (XRepublic):

One of the officers that killed James Boyd is retiring early with full benefits and gets to avoid the Internal Affairs investigation by doing so. The local media in Albuquerque is trying to downplay his retirement by running headlines that indicate the exact opposite of the truth.

- If The Facts Don’t Fit The Theory, Change The Facts (Real Science):

We are witnessing the biggest scientific scam in history.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

- Netanyahu govt approves disputed bill making Israel nation-state of Jewish people (RT):

Following heated debate, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet has voted in favor of anchoring in law the status of Israel as “the national homeland of the Jewish people,” which critics fear would discriminate the Arab population.

According to the draft law, Israel’s Basic Laws would no longer define it as “Jewish and democratic” country, but as the Nation-State of the Jewish People.

15 Israeli ministers in the cabinet supported the ‘Jewish state bill,’ with only six, including Israeli Justice Minister, Tzipi Livni, saying ‘no’ to the initiative on Sunday.

The bill now has to be approved by the country’s parliament, Knesset, which is scheduled to vote on it on Wednesday.

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China And Russia Team Up To Build Worlds Largest, Most Powerful Chopper

- China And Russia Team Up To Build World’s Largest, Most Powerful Chopper (FOXTROT ALPHA):

Currently, the largest and most powerful helicopter to have ever entered production is the gargantuan Mi-26 ‘Halo’ of Russian origin, of which many still serve in governmental and commercial roles around the globe. After decades of the ‘Halo’ being on top, a new record holder is now said to be on the way, with Russia and China joining forces to make it happen.

- Bill Passed: EPA Must Only Take Advice from Industry Shills, NOT from Independent Scientists (The Organic Prepper):

The Environmental Protection Agency is a federal agency that is charged with the responsibility of writing and enforcing legislation to protect human health and the environment.  Established under Nixon in 1970, the EPA is another one of those agencies that sounds like a good idea, until you peel off the shiny friendly top layer to discover the stench of corruption underneath. Up until now, they at least pretended to be there to serve as watchdogs, but it seems like they’ve decided to give up on that silly illusion.

- Paedophile orgies in luxury flats and claims three boys were murdered by VIPs: Special report into the growing stench of a cover-up by the Establishment (Daily Mail):

The claim was as clear as it was chilling: behind the genteel façade of one of London’s most famous apartment blocks, children faced abuse on an industrial scale.

Every weekend, groups of vulnerable boys from local care homes were being smuggled to an address in Dolphin Square, Pimlico. There, after being plied with alcohol, they suffered sickening sexual assaults.

The paedophile ring orchestrating these crimes had, over time, come to believe it enjoyed immunity, a whistle-blower told police at the time.

After all, members were said to include a cross-section of Britain’s most influential politicians.

- Former Scotland Yard detectives say young boys were murdered by Westminster paedophile ring (Daily Mail):

Two retired detectives have reportedly backed claims that young boys were murdered by politicians at paedophile orgies.

The claims, said to be in new written statements handed to the Metropolitan Police, have emerged just a week after a witness called ‘Nick’ claimed he saw a Tory MP throttle a 12-year-old boy to death.

Scotland Yard has already confirmed it is examining a ‘possible homicide’ committed 30 years ago by a paedophile ring whose ranks included senior Establishment figures.

The revelation came as the Home Secretary Theresa May admitted the recent spate of child abuse allegations were only the ‘tip of the iceberg’.

- Top Tory MP invites paedophile business consultant to House of Commons for lunch meetings  (Daily Mail):

A top Conservative MP invited a paedophile business consultant to the House of Commons for lunch meetings, it has been reported.

Sir Edward Leigh, 64, held meetings inside Westminster where he entertained an entrepreneur who has been convicted of making thousands of indecent images of children.

Businessman Duncan Breeze was given privileged access to parliament buildings as recently as a few months ago, it has been claimed.

The 39-year-old was jailed in 2007 for two years after 4,270 ‘sickening’ images of minors were found on his computers and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

- Historic Westminster child abuse and murder claims ‘only tip of the iceberg’ in scandal, Theresa May warns (Telegraph):

Revelations that politicians allegedly murdered and raped young boys is “only the tip of the iceberg” in the Westminster historic child abuse scandal, Theresa May has warned.

The Home Secretary expressed dismay that institutions designed to protect children failed in the past and said she was determined to bring those guilty to justice, whatever their position.

- Officials have “admitted failure” at Fukushima plant — Giving up on attempts “to prevent highly contaminated water from pouring into ocean” — Regulator asks “What was all the trouble over the past months for?” — Gov’t experts worried cement barrier is going to crack (VIDEO) (ENENews):

Japan Times, Nov 22, 2014 (emphasis added): Tepco fails to halt toxic water inflow at Fukushima… [TEPCO] admitted failure Friday in its bid to halt the flow of toxic water into underground tunnels alongside the ocean… Some 11,000 tons of highly radioactive water have accumulated in the tunnels… connected to the reactor 2 and 3 turbine buildings… according to Tepco. There are fears that this toxic buildup… could pour into the Pacific, which is already being polluted by other radioactive leaks… Friday, Tepco proposed a new technique for the tunnels: injection of a cement filler… some [highly radioactive water] would be left behind, endangering plant workers, Tepco acknowledged… [Gov’t experts] argued that Tepco should stick to the original plan and draw out all of the water. Others said giving up on it may hamper the construction of the ice wall.

Gold-Vault

- The Real Reason Why The Netherlands Repatriated Its Gold (ZeroHedge):

In what could definitely be called a stunning move, the Netherlands has announced it has repatriated in excess of 120 tonnes of gold from the vaults of the Federal Reserve in New York to the Dutch Central Bank in Amsterdam. Officially a move made to rebalance the locations where the gold is being stored, one cannot ignore the fact that the Netherlands only repatriated a large part of the gold which was stored in New York and it did not touch the gold stored in Canada and London.

Additionally, it’s not just ‘some’ gold being brought back home, no, the total amount is 122.47 tonnes or almost 4 million ounces with a market value of $5B. This will reduce the exposure of the Dutch Central Bank to the US financial system as now just 31% of its gold is being stored in the vault of the Fed, coming down from 51%. We have the impression this won’t be the last repatriation as the Dutch Central Bank is keeping its shipping route secret ‘in case more gold needs to be repatriated’.

- Norway’s Magnus Carlsen defends world chess crown in Sochi (RT)

The Norwegian wunderkind, Magnus Carlsen, has defended his World Chess Championship title after defeating Vishy Anand of India in 11th game of their match in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Sunday’s win gave Carlsen, 23, an unassailable lead in the match of 6 1/2 to 4 1/2, rendering the planned 12th and final game unnecessary.

The Norwegian has beaten Anand, 44, for the chess crown for the second year in a row, with his first success coming in Chennai, India in November 2013, by the score of 6 1/2 to 3 1/2.

Game 11 – 2014 World Chess Championship – Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand

- Grand Jury Decision Unlikely This Weekend As Private Security Move “Guns & Gold” Out Of Ferguson (ZeroHedge):

Sporadic confrontations and violence between protesters and police continued to occur overnight in Ferguson as multiple news agencies report grand jury considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown is unlikely to meet and render a decision this weekend. The fear, as we have previously noted, is a major uprising as one sign protested, “if the killer cop walks, AmeriKKKa Halts,” and as Fox reports, Brown family attorney is managing expectations, 99% of the time the police officer is not held accountable for killing a young black boy,” Crump said. “The police officer gets all the consideration.” There is, however, another potential reason for delaying the decision’s reporting, as VICE reports, business owners in the St. Louis, Missouri area have hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury does not indict.

- The Consequences of Imposing Negative Interest Rates (Acting Man):

Negative Interest Rates and Capital Consumption

Ever since the ECB has introduced negative interest rates on its deposit facility, people have been waiting for commercial banks to react. After all, they are effectively losing money as a result of this bizarre directive, on excess reserves the accumulation of which they can do very little about.

At first, only a small regional bank, Deutsche Skatbank, imposed a penalty rate on large depositors – slightly in excess of the 20 basis points banks must currently pay for ECB deposits. It turns out this was a Trojan horse. Other banks were presumably watching to see if depositors would flee Skatbank, and when that didn’t happen, Commerzbank decided to go down the same road.

However, there is an obvious flaw in taking such measures – at least is seems obvious to us. The Keynesian overlords at the central bank who came up with this idea have failed to consider a warning Ludwig von Mises once uttered about the attempt to abolish interest by decree.

- German foreign minister speaks out against Ukraine joining NATO (RT):

Germany’s FM, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has said he is against Ukraine joining NATO. In an interview with Der Spiegel, he said he considers “that it is possible for NATO to have a partnership with Ukraine, but not membership.”

- Cape Verde Volcano Erupts (Ice Age Now):

The Pico do Fogo volcano on the Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa erupted Sunday morning, prompting the evacuation of at least one nearby village.

- Student Debt By Major: What Not To Study To Avoid A Lifetime Of Debt Slavery (ZeroHedge):

Want to escape a lifetime of debt servitude? Then some of the fields one may want to avoid include drama, music, religion, anthropology, philosophy, psychology and education.

German police arrest man after finding nuke-proof bunker full of weapons

 – ​‘Afraid of Russia:’ German police arrest man after finding nuke-proof bunker full of weapons (RT):

Police in Germany found a private nuclear-proof bunker made by a man who says he feared an attack from Russia. At least 140 different weapons were found in his “atomic safe” facility where he was planning to hide with his family.

The 59-year old electrician has been arrested on charges of storing illegal weapons and explosives which he hid in his self-made bunker near his house in Kelheim municipality in Bavaria, southeastern Germany,

All in all police confiscated 80 rifles, 60 handguns, two submachine guns, 20,000 rounds of ammunition and about 40 kilograms of substances for explosives production, said State Criminal Police Office (LKA)

- Average UK family just ‘2 weeks away from breadline’ – report (RT):

The average UK household is just days away from an emergency situation in the event of sudden financial hardship, according to a new report to be released this week. Meanwhile, one food bank has reported a surge in new participants.

The consequences of severe economic fallout would present a real challenge for many people, considering that more than one-third of households (36 percent) in the UK have “no strategy in place to cope with financial hardship,” according to a report from Legal & General, citing data from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).

For your disinformation:

- ​British elite unit carrying out secret missions in Iraq, hundreds of ISIS militants killed (RT):

British SAS troops have been conducting secret missions that have killed hundreds of Islamic State militants. Using quad bikes and 4×4’s in Iraq, they have been seeking out enemy forces usually at night, killing up to eight terrorists a day.

Michael Collins Piper on JFK and the Kosher Nostra

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Nov 17

Cops burst into school, weapons drawn, in surprise active shooter drill

- Cops burst into school, weapons drawn, in surprise ‘active shooter drill’ (RT, Nov 16, 2014):

Teachers and students at a Florida middle school got the shock of their lives as an unannounced ‘lockdown active shooter drill’ sparked panic as police burst into classrooms with weapons drawn, drawing sharp criticism from the community.Students at Jewett Middle Academy in Winter Haven, Florida, spoke of the terror they experienced as police officers carried out their ‘active shooter drill’ inside classrooms – without informing teachers ahead of time about the exercise. Continue reading »

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Nov 16

- Kentucky cops raid teenagers’ field party, kill girl who tried to escape (Police State USA, Nov 12, 2014):

HEBRON, KY — Police charged into a darkened field trying to arrest teenagers for consuming alcohol without government permission, and killed a young woman in the process.

The deadly raid occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 26th, 2014. After witnessing “cars full of juveniles” and “hear[ing] loud music and people screaming,” Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Brockman radioed for “several patrol cars for assistance, as it seem[ed] like a large party with underage drinking was going on,” according to an official report. Continue reading »

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Nov 02

- Why You Shouldn’t Give the Police Your Cell Phone Password… (RINF, Nov 1, 2014):

A 23-year-old California woman claims she was arrested for suspected drunk driving and taken to jail in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Martinez. She allowed a California Highway Patrolman to access her iPhone, so he could retrieve the phone number of someone she needed to call. She allegedly gave him her passcode.

After she had been booked, she says, she noticed that certain of her private pictures — some featuring her in a state of undress — had been sent to a number she didn’t recognize. This number allegedly turned out to be that of the officer’s private cell phone. Continue reading »

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Nov 01

- Florida Cop Rapes 20-Year Old Woman at Gunpoint While on Duty (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 31, 2014):

Boynton Beach police officer has been arrested after he allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint while he was on duty, police said.Officer Stephen J. Maiorino, an eight-year veteran of the department who was in an episode of the TV show “Cops” in 2010, turned himself in to the Palm Beach County Jail on Thursday. He is now on unpaid administrative leave and “will be fired,” Police Chief Jeffrey Katz said.

– From the article: Boynton Beach officer accused of raping woman at gunpoint

Although I’ve spent a lot of time highlighting the incredibly insane and immoral actions of a militarized American police force for several years, this week has featured some particularly ghastly accounts. Continue reading »

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Nov 01

- “That is a Coward Pointing a Gun at Me” Veteran Refuses to Submit During Police Standoff (The Daily Sheeple, Oct 28, 2014):

If you’ve ever had the rare opportunity of having the police draw their guns on you for no apparent reason, you know how absolutely terrifying it can be. It’s a completely helpless experience that catches you off guard in the worst possible way, because there’s nothing you can do about it. If someone were to mug you, you would at least have the option to fight the mugger or run away. It’s unexpected, but at least you can react to it.

Not so if the police decide to draw down on you. It flies in the face of your natural fear response to fight or flight, because you can neither fight nor flee. You can’t even freeze up like a deer in the headlights, for that may also get you slapped with a “resisting arrest” charge, or worst. The only thing left to do is submit, which is something every normal human being should not do in any other dangerous situation. You must submit, or you will certainly be hurt or killed. Continue reading »

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Oct 31

- Video of the Day – Watch as 8 Police Officers Fire 46 Shots and Kill a Homeless Man in Broad Daylight (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 30, 2014):

Out of control police brutality (including outright murder), and the militarization of cops across America, while significant issues in their own right, take on an even more pressing degree of concern when viewed as a reflection of society as a whole. For years now, I have been trying to point out the connection between banker bailouts, corruption in Washington D.C., imperialistic foreign policy and police aggression. They are all different sides of the same coin. All of these things are merely symptoms of the core cancer, which is a sociopathic elite running the nation and not applying the rule of law to those who are in power; wherever that power happens to reside.

This article is a perfect followup to my piece from earlier in the week, To Protect and Perve – California Cops Share Nude Photos Stolen from Citizens’ Cellphones, in which I wrote:

The worst thing about the government’s reckless response to the financial crisis of 2008, even worse than the trillions in taxpayer bailouts and backstops granted to the financial criminals that created the disaster, is the primary lesson that it sent to American society as a whole. Some people like to call it “moral hazard,” but in more pedestrian terms it really just boils down to: The Bad Guys Got Away with It. Continue reading »

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Oct 29

- To Protect and Perve – California Cops Share Nude Photos Stolen from Citizens’ Cellphones (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 27, 2014):

The new court documents describe a second incident involving a 19-year-old woman who was in a DUI crash in Livermore on Aug. 7. On Harrington’s phone, Holcombe located two photos of that DUI suspect in a bikini accompanied by a text message from the day of the arrest from Harrington to Hazelwood: “Taken from the phone of my 10-15x while she’s in X-rays. Enjoy buddy!!!”

A “10-15x” is CHP code for a woman in custody. The woman may have been at a hospital to have X-rays taken after the crash

Hazelwood replies: “No f—— nudes?”

– From the San Jose Mercury News article: CHP officer says stealing nude photos from female arrestees ‘game’ for cops

The worst thing about the government’s reckless response to the financial crisis of 2008, even worse than the trillions in taxpayer bailouts and backstops granted to the financial criminals that created the disaster, is the primary lesson that it sent to American society as a whole. Some people like to call it “moral hazard,” but in more pedestrian terms it really just boils down to: The Bad Guys Got Away with It. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

- Idaho Police Harass Cyclists, Ordering Them to Stop Recording (PINAC, Oct 24, 2014):

Back in August, a group of friends in Caldwell Idaho were detained by local law enforcement after being asked to leave a local skate park for being there after hours. The park closes at 11 p.m. The police report says the officer arrived at 11:12.

The situation escalated when one of the detainees began recording the exchange. Although the phone is pointed towards the ground, the audio from the clip gives a pretty clear depiction of the scene.

According to ABC6:

“I need you to put that cell phone down right now because you are detained. Give me the cell phone. Give me the cell phone,” the officer said.

“It is within my legal rights,” replied one of the men.

”No you’re not. You don’t have any legal rights now because right now you just broke the law,” the officer replies.

Since when do citizens lose their rights? You would think those rights would be especially important during moments of police interaction. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

New York’s top cop calls hatchet assault a ‘terrorist attack’  (RT, Oct 25, 2014):

The hatchet-wielding man who assaulted four New York police officers in Queens conducted a terrorist attack, New York City police said.

At a briefing at New York Police Department headquarters on Friday, New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was asked if the incident was a terrorist act. In response, he said, “I’m very comfortable this was a terrorist attack, certainly,” according to Capital New York.

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Oct 25

Ottawa Shooting Hoax: SMOKING GUN? 9:30am photos of Police before Hoax!

Ottawa Shooting False Flag: REX MURPHY 100% EXPOSE- CBC MIND CONTROL

Ottawa Shooting False Flag: Live Footage of Gunman MUST SEE!

Ottawa Shooting False Flag: REASON = It’s the NEW CSIS BILL

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Oct 23

- Doctor Assaulted by Police at Dying Son’s Birthday, Tasered so Many Times He Had a Heart Attack (The Free Thought Project, Oct 22, 2014):

An Ohio medical doctor was assaulted and arrested at his own home on charges that would eventually be found to be false.

Montgomery, OH — Dr. Randal Cox was hosting his terminally ill son’s 18th birthday when six police officers from two different precincts showed up to his door.

When Dr. Cox opened the door he was attacked by the officers. The incident was captured on cellphone video from one of the guests at the party. Continue reading »

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Oct 23

- SWAT Officers Wrongfully Detain This Man For Filming in Public, Then it Gets Really Infuratiating (The Free Thought Project, Oct 21, 2014):

“When you’re out here filming the police for no reason you have to give us your ID.”

Tracy, CA — A video was uploaded to YouTube Tuesday which shows an infuriating interaction between a man practicing his first amendment right to film in public and arrogant SWAT officers. Continue reading »

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Oct 17

H/t reader squodgy:

“Now he’s got guts.”



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Oct 10

- Black Teen Shot At 17 Times, Killed By White Cop Just Miles Away From First Ferguson Shooting (ZeroHedge, Oct 9, 2014):

Here we go again.

Exactly two months after the deadly shooting of Michael Brown by a local police officer in Ferguson, MO, it is time for the sequel. Overnight, in nearly the same spot as the Brown shooting, a white off-duty policeman shot and killed a black teenager in St Louis, officers said, triggering a night of protests just miles from the site of another police shooting of another black youth in the suburb of Ferguson.

Reuters has the details: police said the 18-year-old was armed and fired three shots while he was being chased by the officer, and they had recovered a gun at the scene.  The youth was killed almost two months to the day since sometimes violent protests erupted in Ferguson after a white police officer shot dead unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. Continue reading »

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Oct 10

- SWAT Team Raids House And Kills Homeowner Because Criminal Who Burglarized The House Told Them To (Techdirt, Oct 8, 2014):

from the get-cops-to-do-your-bidding-using-this-one-simple-trick! dept

We’ve heard complaints that warrant requirements for searches are an obstacle to efficient crime fighting. Here’s a timeline of an incident that led to the death of a homeowner during a SWAT team raid in search of drugs it never found. (via PoliceMisconduct.net) Continue reading »

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Oct 09

- Video: Cop Smashes Through Window, Tasers Man As He Refuses To Show ID During Traffic Stop (Infowars, Oct 7, 2014):

Guns drawn on couple and children rushing to visit dying grandmother in hospital

A police officer in Indiana was filmed smashing through a car window, tasering and yanking out a passenger after he refused to show ID during a routine traffic stop.

According to a Fox 32 report, Hammond police claim that they were left with no choice when Jamal Jones said he did not have ID with him and refused to leave the vehicle.

Jones, his girlfriend Lisa Mahone, and their children, aged 14 and 7, were rushing to a hospital to visit Mahone’s mother, who was literally on her deathbed. The cops say they pulled the family over because Mahone was not wearing a seatbelt.

FOX 32 News Chicago

“I said ‘oh my God, he’s pulling me over like I robbed a bank,’” Mahone told reporters while describing the incident, adding “The whole situation was just crazy.” Continue reading »

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Oct 08

- Speed ticket quotas led to demise of Waldo Police Department (FOX 13, Oct 1, 2014)

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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 24

- Humpday Humor: French Cops Await ISIS Suspects At Wrong Airport (ZeroHedge, Sep 24, 2014):

On a day when a French hostage is beheaded by an ISIS splinter group, the bungling of French police’s attempts to arrest returning jihadists is simply incredulous…

As Bloomberg reports,

The French government struggled to explain its bungling of the arrest of three men suspected of having fought for Islamic State in Syria and deported by Turkey, after police waited for them at the wrong airport. Continue reading »

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Sep 19

- True story: You know your country is broke when the cops have to call 911… (Sovereign Man, Sep 18, 2014):

Imagine coming home from work and finding that a group of men have broken into your house. What do you do?

I have a gratified feeling that for an increasing number of our readers, the answer would be to draw their firearm and defend the home.

But it’s safe to say most folks would… call the police. Continue reading »

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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 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 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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