NEW YORK CITY, NY — Gun confiscation orders have been issued to 500 New York City residents to “immediately surrender your rifle.” Once again the country is reminded about how onerous the city’s gun control laws are and what a police state looks like.
TULLYTOWN, PA — A woman turned to Facebook and social media for help in seeking justice for her son whom she says was severely injured during his violent encounter with the police and then isolated from her for three days. She says that her son was “brutally tortured” by Bucks County police officers after being arrested, handcuffed, and shocked in the face by a Taser.
RABUN, AL — A family feels violated after their home was subject to an unannounced, no-knock raid and their gentle family dog was shot by a deputy.
MASSACHUSETTS — In one of the largest frauds in Massachusetts history, a state crime lab analyst used her position of analyzing chemical evidence to intentionally forge results in order to get convictions for prosecutors with whom she had friendly ties, and to satisfy her drive to imprison drug offenders. After years of tampering with evidence her actions may have tainted more than 40,000 drug samples, involving thousands of defendants.
TORRANCE, CA — Police officers rammed into an innocent motorist’s vehicle so violently that they knocked off a wheel, then opened fire and riddled the truck with bullets. The motorist was then yanked from his vehicle and had a gun held to his head. Many months have passed and the criminal cops are still being protected and kept anonymous, and the victim has yet to be adequately compensated.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A dramatic move was taken in the U.S. Senate on Thursday to strip the minority party of the power to filibuster most nominations by presidents. In what was called a “power grab”, the Senate overturned nearly 225 years of precedent, drastically reducing the voice of the minority party.
AFGHANISTAN — The longest war in America’s history is showing no signs of ceasing. A U.S.-Afghan security deal shows that the United States is prepared to keep military deployments in place and to continue pumping money into the mountainous middle-eastern country.
Federal contractors have been setting up roadblocks in cities across the country with the purpose of collecting DNA samples from passing motorists. The multi-million dollar federal program has been disturbing drivers and alarming civil libertarians.
Police State USA analyzes 10 standards that should be true of any law that is compatible with a free and voluntary society.
Threatening letters are being sent to parents by the government regarding their children’s participation with compulsory medical and dental examinations.
In some states, police collect DNA from all arrestees and store it indefinitely in a DNA database — guilty or innocent, charged or released. A federal court will soon weigh in on the issue.
RICHLAND HILLS, TX — A woman was arrested because she hadn’t responded to an overdue traffic ticket after a mere 60 days. Not only was she taken to jail, she was forcibly strip searched.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The clock is ticking for citizens to surrender their lawfully purchased and owned gun magazines. By February, thousands of Bay-area gun owners are scheduled to be deemed criminals if they do not turn in their property to the police.
America’s War on Alcohol infamously gave rise to organized crime, widespread violence, and rampant corruption — and that’s just speaking of the government. One forgotten aspect of the prohibition era was the government’s disturbing and deliberate efforts to poison people who broke the law.
SORRENTO, LA — Citizens are asking why a cop who hands out speeding tickets like candy is exempt from the same laws that he so enthusiastically enforces.
FULTON COUNTY, GA — A man grieving the loss of his two-year-old son found little sympathy from the police state in Georgia. The man, returning home after being notified of the boy’s death, was tased for attempting to enter his own home to see his son.
Neighbors said that when the boy’s father was notified of the attack while at work, he rushed home and tried to enter his home to see what had happened to his son. Officers advised the man to stay back, but the grieving man continued to attempt to gain entry to his home, saying “You’ll have to shoot me. I’m going to see my son,” according to a police spokesman.
It was then that police used a taser to subdue the man.
CARBONDALE, IL — A woman’s mysterious death last year — dismissed as a “possible” suicide — has led to her family, along with tens of thousands of concerned citizens, still clamoring for justice. When Molly Young turned up shot in the head in her ex-boyfriend’s bedroom, circumstances have led to her family claiming the investigation was “botched” and rife with preferential treatment for the police-employed suspect. Skeptics have been unable to comprehend how two grown men misidentified bloody gunshot to the head as a drug overdose, how a man did not hear a gun blast emitted in the same room in which he was sleeping, why the gun was found with no fingerprints after discharging on her weak side, and how investigators shrugged off the suspect’s claims that the fresh 6-inch scratches on his side were given to him by Molly’s corpse during CPR attempts.
As a Texas woman re-lived her experience of having police arrive at the wrong address and kill her dog, I learned an interesting film-making lesson: It’s hard to focus a camera when your eyes are welling with tears.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX — A corrupt former prosecutor will face a rare penalty for intentionally withholding evidence in a trial that sent an man to prison 25 years ago. For robbing an innocent man of decades of his life, the ex-D.A. will spend now have to spend 10 days in jail.
Carlos Miller, of Photography is not a Crime (PINAC), is no stranger when it comes to dealing with police “legally”. But after recently publishing a public servant’s office phone number, he is being threatened with a felony of “Witness Intimidation.”