PHILADELPHIA, PA — A young man was riddled with bullets while delivering a small food order. When 2 strange men demanded that he stop for them while walking on a dark street, he bolted for his car. The men turned out to be police officers dressed in plainclothes, and they responded to his flight attempt with a hail of gunfire.
ALIQUIPPA, PA — A judge has upheld the seizure and sale of a widow’s home over an unpaid property tax bill of $6.30. The homeowner claims that if she knew about the bill she would have paid it.
The Peacekeeper app is a way for communities to come together for assistance without the dangers associated with calling the police.
A former intelligence officer for the National Security Agency has gone on record saying that the NSA spies on persons of interest specifically for political reasons — seemingly nothing to do with national security. These persons include congressmen, senators, important committeemen, judges, and even the man who was four years from becoming President of the United States.
HENRICO, VA — A 75-year-old grandmother was terrified when she awoke to armed intruders beating down her door with a battering ram. The men then claimed to be police and started interrogating her about drugs, telling her that she was under arrest.
SAN DIEGO, CA — Federal agents raided a college party and rounded up several attendees. One student was told he was going to be released, but was instead locked in a tiny closet-sized dungeon, where he spent 5 days locked in blackness in a without food or water. The “forgotten” prisoner was ignored for days as he screamed for help, drifting into delirium and recycling his own urine to survive. No one responsible for his torture was ever punished.
ALBION, MI — A town with evidently nothing better to do has passed an ordinance criminalizing the feeding of stray cats.
RAINS COUNTY, TX — A man says that when he called police to report that his home had been burglarized, he waited hours for an officer to arrive — only to witness his dog promptly being shot in the head by the responding deputy. He says when backup arrived, they mocked and intimidated him with a taser.
DENVILLE, NJ — Parents in a New Jersey school district have been notified that visits inside their children’s school will require an electronic scan of their drivers’ licenses — and soon, a full background check.
CHAMPAIGN, IL — A sick man was ordered to wear a government tracking device and was subsequently thrown in jail for leaving his house. “Public health” is the excuse used to nullify individual rights for the sake of the herd.
BOSTON, MA –This year’s Boston Marathon was the subject of unprecedented levels of policing. The 26.2 mile track from Hopkinton to Boston was enclosed in a “ring of steel” — where public streets were littered with checkpoints, cameras, and police dogs. Military helicopters whirred overhead as soldiers, federal agents, and local cops scrutinized anyone carrying a purse or a bag.
BOSTON, MA — Warrantless bag searches at have become commonplace at travel checkpoints in Boston as concerns for Homeland Security have overridden citizens’ right to be free of unreasonable searches. Travelers are forced to “security inspections” of their handbags, briefcases, and other personal possessions.
GALVESTON, TX — More than a dozen wedding guests were brutalized by police officers during a raid on a wedding party at a hotel. Cops fired tasers, used batons, and generously applied pepper spray to the guests of a bride and groom hours after their wedding. Among them was former pro-baseball star Brandon Backe, who said his shoulder injuries caused his pitching career to end.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been developing a gigantic database containing biometric information on a significant portion of the United States. The human identifiers contained in this database — photos, fingerprints, facial signatures, iris scans, palm prints, voice recognition, DNA — are not only taken from people who have been arrested, they are also being collected from millions of Americans who have not been charged with any crime.
LOUISVILLE, KY — When an esteemed police detective discovered that an innocent woman had spent years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, he notified his supervisors and tried to make the tragic error known. Instead of seeing that the new evidence came to light, police brass demoted the whistleblower and kicked out of his unit. Another veteran officer stood up for the whistleblower, earning him termination from the department after decades of service. The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department has taken nefarious steps to hide a dark secret.
MISSOURI — A military sound weapon called the LRAD is trickling its way into domestic agencies across the country. Its latest application will be for use against drivers on Missouri’s highways.
EXTON, PA — Police followed an innocent man into his home, believing that he was a fleeing suspect. When the man protested being handcuffed on his own floor with strangers searched his home, an officer cussed at him and stomped on his head, causing multiple facial fractures and shattered teeth. The scene was so gruesome that a cop testified against a fellow cop. Yet instead of being fired, that stomping officer was later promoted, and now has been officially cleared of violating the victim’s civil rights.
ILLINOIS — A man was startled to receive a text message from a strange number chastising him for using his cell phone while driving.
LOS ANGELES, CA — Federal checkpoint agents refused to let a woman board her flight when they interpreted her disabilities and inability to speak as a sign of terrorism.
Retirement has not stopped former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens from attacking basic individual rights. In a recent opinion article, he advocated officially changing the constitution so that only government managed entities may be armed.