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Police State

Photo: Deputy who killed man after mistaking gun for Taser is an insurance exec who pays to play cop Deputy who killed man after mistaking gun for Taser is an insurance exec who pays to play cop
Raw Story - Wed Apr 15, 2015
The reserve Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy who fatally shot and killed a man last week when he thought he had pulled his Taser, is part of a group of wealthy donors who make large contributions to the department for the privilege of playing police officer. More»

Prosecutor fired amid reports of sterilization in plea deals
Associated Press - Fri Apr 3, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A Nashville prosecutor has been fired after reports surfaced that he made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations in some cases. More»

Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal
Huffington Post - Fri Mar 13, 2015
A bill introduced to the Texas House of Representatives would make it illegal for private citizens to record police within 25 feet. More»

Man serves 900 days in jail, though he didn't commit a crime
AP - Fri Mar 13, 2015
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man waiting to testify in an Oregon murder case has been held in jail as a material witness for nearly 900 days, though he has committed no crime. More»

Photo: Video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man dead Video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man dead
Reuters - Mon Mar 2, 2015
A video posted online shows Los Angeles police scuffling with and shooting a homeless man during a confrontation, The Los Angeles Times reported on its web site. More»

Photo: The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
The Guardian - Tue Feb 24, 2015
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. More»

Cop Who Allegedly Said 'We Don't Have Time For This' Before Shooting Schizophrenic Teen Dead Has Been Indicted
Think Progress - Fri Feb 13, 2015
A police officer who allegedly yelled "we don't have time for this" before shooting and killing a schizophrenic teen has been indicted on manslaughter charges. More»

Rapper Tiny Doo facing long prison sentence over lyrics
CNN - Sat Jan 24, 2015
Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. More»

Photo: Video shows man shot by New Jersey police raising his hands Video shows man shot by New Jersey police raising his hands
Associated Press - Thu Jan 22, 2015
BRIDGETON, New Jersey - With the dashboard camera in their cruiser rolling, police pulled a Jaguar over for running a stop sign on a dark night. More»

Judge shames 'sucker-punching' officer for snapping 'Good Samaritan' woman's leg with karate kick
Raw Story - Wed Dec 17, 2014
A judge in Canada this week lashed out an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer for causing "catastrophic injuries" to a 49-year-old woman who he said was acting as a "Good Samaritan. More»

Photo: Cheney Calls Torture Report A Crock, Says He'd 'Do It Again In A Minute' Cheney Calls Torture Report A Crock, Says He'd 'Do It Again In A Minute'
Think Progress - Sun Dec 14, 2014
Before the Senate Intelligence Committee's extensive report on the forms of torture used on Guantanamo Bay detainees was released this week, former Vice President Dick Cheney was already defending the CIA's actions. More»

Photo: Torture report reveals how Poland objected to CIA's secret jail on its soil - but became 'flexible' after being bought off with large cash payment Torture report reveals how Poland objected to CIA's secret jail on its soil - but became 'flexible' after being bought off with large cash payment
Daily Mail - Fri Dec 12, 2014
The US Senate Committee's torture report has claimed Poland initially objected to the CIA's secret prison on its soil but became 'flexible' after being bought off with a large sum of money. More»

Photo: The Psychology Profession Has Disowned the CIA's Two Torture Psychologists The Psychology Profession Has Disowned the CIA's Two Torture Psychologists
Motherboard - Fri Dec 12, 2014
The largest group representing US psychologists calls the torture performed by the Central Intelligence Agency on terrorist suspects "sickening and morally reprehensible," formally distancing itself from the two members of the profession who consulted on the program. More»

Photo: Off-duty cop shot woman in the head because she honked at him Off-duty cop shot woman in the head because she honked at him
Raw Story - Sun Nov 30, 2014
A Houston woman was shot in the head by an off-duty police officer after she honked at him for cutting her off, KHOU 11 reports. More»

Photo: 10-Year Old Tasered By Police On Career Day 10-Year Old Tasered By Police On Career Day
Crooks and Liars - Sat Sep 27, 2014
What the hell? The days of friendly Officer Pete and career day fun are long gone - Now the cops bring tasers to teach kids. More»

Photo: Police Caught On Video Throwing Pregnant Woman To The Ground Police Caught On Video Throwing Pregnant Woman To The Ground
Think Progress - Wed Sep 24, 2014
Sandra Amezquita, a pregnant woman shown on video being thrown, belly-down onto the street by a New York police officer says she fears that the incident could have damaged her baby. More»

Photo: Police Officially Refuse To Hire Applicants With High IQ Scores Police Officially Refuse To Hire Applicants With High IQ Scores
Political Blind Spot - Wed Oct 30, 2013
It's long been rumored amongst law enforcement critics, but did you know that police departments officially disqualify high-scoring applicants? That's not to say that all cops are stupid… Just that if you're too smart, the police simply won't hire you. More»

Photo: U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories
Washington Post - Mon Aug 19, 2013
In a remarkable post, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger describes how the British government raided the Guardian's offices in order to destroy hard drives containing information provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. More»

Photo: CIA Targeted Noam Chomsky, Documents Reveal CIA Targeted Noam Chomsky, Documents Reveal
AlterNet - Tue Aug 13, 2013
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spied on famed activist and linguist Noam Chomsky in the 1970s, documents obtained by Foreign Policy confirm. More»

The Post Office Is Spying On You Too!
AlterNet - Wed Jul 3, 2013
The NSA isn't the only federal agency collecting your metadata. More»

Photo: Michael Hastings Sent Email About FBI Probe Hours Before Death Michael Hastings Sent Email About FBI Probe Hours Before Death
Huffington Post - Sun Jun 23, 2013
Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go "off the rada[r]" for a bit. More»

Photo: Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7 Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7
Associated Press - Wed May 29, 2013
DETROIT - Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. More»

Making mentally ill defendants ready for trial
Associated Press - Sun May 19, 2013
KERRVILLE, Texas - The judge ascended the bench. More»

Cops Beat Woman For Filming Another Beating
AlterNet - Sat May 11, 2013
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Baltimore police beat up a woman and smashed her camera for filming them beating up a man, telling her: "You want to film something bitch? Film this!" the woman claims in court. More»

Diabetic High School Girl Beaten by Police Officer and Arrested -- For Falling Asleep in Class
AlterNet - Tue May 7, 2013
A student who was arrested and beaten for falling asleep at school is now suing an Alabama city, its police department and some school employees for civil rights violation, battery and negligent supervision and hiring. More»

Photo: New Mexico Police Dept. Scrutinized Over Attorney's Death New Mexico Police Dept. Scrutinized Over Attorney's Death
Associated Press - Wed Mar 13, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Mary Han was a successful civil rights attorney who for decades battled over the rights of abused women, accused prostitutes and the homeless. More»

Allergy Sufferer Facing Drug Charges for Buying Legal Medicine
AlterNet - Sat Feb 16, 2013
Iowa woman Rhonda McGee is facing drug charges that could lead to twenty-five years in prison for allegedly participating in meth amphetamine tracking by purchasing more over-the-counter medicine than the state considers necessary. More»

Photo: EU funding 'Orwellian' artificial intelligence plan to monitor public for "abnormal behaviour" EU funding 'Orwellian' artificial intelligence plan to monitor public for "abnormal behaviour"
The Telegraph, UK - Mon Sep 3, 2012
A five-year research programme, called Project Indect, aims to develop computer programmes which act as "agents" to monitor and process information from web sites, discussion forums, file servers, peer-to-peer networks and even individual computers. More»

Photo: Lawyer for Assange detained at Heathrow and told she was on a 'secret watch list' Lawyer for Assange detained at Heathrow and told she was on a 'secret watch list'
The Daily Mail - Sun Sep 2, 2012
A lawyer acting for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says she was stopped at Heathrow and told that she was on a secret watch-list and required special clearance before she could board her plane. More»

Photo: Death of handcuffed man in back of patrol car ruled suicide Death of handcuffed man in back of patrol car ruled suicide
KTHV-TV - Tue Aug 21, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - There is now an official cause of death for a man who was shot in the back of a Jonesboro police car. More»

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