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New Mexico cops cry that they will lose free money with new anti-civil forfeiture law

The rise in civil forfeiture's, or the confiscating (stealing) of private money simply because law enforcement believes a person is guilty without proof,  and where any cash and property in their possession is assumed to have been used illegally despite no crime ever being committed, has been a boon to the coffers and budgets of police agencies all across the country.  But with public revelations of this un ...

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NYPD cop breaks ranks and sues department for ticket and arrest quotas

No one really knows when the change occurred that turned the Peace Officer into Law Enforcement, but the fundamental shift made the public the enemy rather than being the sheep the institution was originally meant to protect.  And even as police attitudes changed from one of serve and protect to that of serve the State and protect themselves at all costs, the public is now seen as a source of revenue and a ...

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Republican Congressman submits House bill making it illegal to film police

One of the biggest problems with the Republican party today is that they no longer stand with the people they represent, and have become more and more co-opted into big government and neo-con ideologies.  And thus it comes as no big surprise when a Republican Congressman from Texas of all places has submitted a House bill that would make it illegal for journalists, bloggers, and everyday Americans from film ...

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Attorney General Holder finally acts to stop illegal theft and seizures by the police

There is one constant in the realm of politics... when the light is shined on the rats in Washington and at the local level then actual change takes place to the benefit of the citizens.  And with so many different sources, including satirists and comediennes speaking out on the topic of Civil Forfeiture regarding the police using a spurious Federal law to steal personal property from the people without a w ...

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Former cop in L.A. sings parody song of Michael Brown’s death at charity event

Despite the protests and sudden awareness of police brutality in America, there are still a number of current and former police officers that find the killing of a citizen to be a hilarious and worthwhile action.  And at a charity event earlier this week in and around the city Los Angeles, a former police officer and private detective stepped up to the mike during a dinner party and sang a parody song about ...

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Ferguson to reward protesters with new fines meant to fund the police

A good analogy of the State could be that of a drunken sailor... stumbling from one act of stupidity to the next.  And after a summer of violence, protest, and public awareness on police brutality and the profiling of blacks, the Ferguson city council is rewarding these efforts by forwarding a program in which they plan to fill the city's coffers and salaries of these same police officers with... new fines ...

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New FBI report validates cops using more force than necessary against citizens

Ever since 9/11, and in particular after the drawdown of the Iraq War in 2009, local police officers and departments have become as militarized as the equipment they received as excesses from the Department of Defense and Homeland Security were provided to local law enforcement under the ideological 'War on Terror' label.  However, a new FBI report that came out on Nov. 30 shows that while police aggression ...

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Ferguson, MO has now emerged into the Negro Spring

There are always symbols in specific times of history that speak volumes to both current and future populations.  An innocuous movie from a decade ago called V for Vendetta resurrected the well known myth of patriot and anarchist Guy Fawkes, and brought the history of defiance and rebellion front and center into the discourse of American thought and rhetoric. But an even greater global phenomenon that was s ...

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Black Congressman breaks away from Obama dialectic to introduce bill to de-militarize police

While Congressman Hank Johnson isn't known in many circles as the sharpest tool in the shed, as noted several times in the past, including this incident in 2010 where Johnson questioned the Commander of U.S. Pacific Command on the potential that troops on Guam were causing the island to tip over and capsize into the ocean, it appears however that the elected official from Georgia is willing to break away fr ...

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St. Louis protester: “The revolution will not be televised”

They say history doesn't repeat itself, but almost 50 years later, the United States is in an eerily similar place to that time in many aspects.  In 1965, the Vietnam War was escalated by President Johnson at the same time race riots began a summer of hell in cities like the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.  These riots would eventually spread over the next three years to encompass several other major tow ...

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Major win for privacy: Supreme Court rules police need warrant to view cell phone data

In an astounding win for 4th Amendment and privacy advocates, the Supreme Court on June 25 just issued a new ruling on the rights of police to confiscate and view cell phone data without a warrant.  In their unanimous ruling at the high court, Chief Justice Roberts spoke for the assembly when in his brief he wrote that today's cell phone technology is more than simply a conveyance for communication, but a f ...

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Detroit Police Chief calls for citizen concealed carry

Imagine this.  One of the most crime ridden cities in America, which was formally run into bankruptcy by liberal and corrupt politicians and has now been forced to limit first responder service to less than 80% of the municipality, is calling for citizens to not only bear arms, but to also stand up against criminals and crimes being perpetrated against themselves and their neighbors. And the individual who ...

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