CLEVELAND, OH — A pre-teen boy was killed by police as he played alone in a park with a toy gun. Video of the shooting draws questions about the prudence of the aggressive police response.
MOREAUVILLE, LA — The town council has passed an ordinance declaring an outright ban on two so-called “dangerous breeds” of dogs: rottweilers and put bulls.
While Obama makes jokes about granting pardons to animals, thousands of people’s lives are depending on him for clemency. Of all the wasteful things toward which the the president has devoted gross amounts of resources, his pathetic effort towards righting the countless injustices in the federal injustice system is very telling.
If someone were to design an event to bolster public support for a militarized police state, what would that event look like?
The U.S. Postal Service runs a massive dragnet surveillance program of all the mail in the United States; enabling law enforcement to generate profiles of associations and contacts of every American.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A police standoff reached a dramatic conclusion when thirty homes were evacuated and a SWAT team used explosives to blow through the structure of the home they were surrounding, inadvertently causing the floor to collapse.
ALBANY, GA — Police raided an elderly woman’s home because they suspected that she was allowing people to play cards and bet money inside without government permission — an “illegal gambling house.”
ARNOLDS PARK, IOWA — A woman’s entire bank account was seized by the Internal Revenue Service — without even a criminal charge — because the agency claimed she deposited money “suspiciously.”
WINTER HAVEN, FL — Classrooms full of students and staff members were terrified when gun-wielding police officers unexpectedly charged in and locked down their middle school — an event that was actually part of a drill that no one was allowed to know about.
HEBRON, KY — Police charged into a darkened field trying to arrest teenagers for consuming alcohol without government permission, killing a young woman in the process.
PISMO BEACH, CA — A woman was arrested and suffered numerous injuries after she phoned for help during an epileptic episode. She alleges that she was needlessly assaulted and that her seizures were interpreted as “resisting arrest.”
Constitutional and civil rights lawyer Marc Victor answered the question “Is America a police state?” at the recent Casey Research conference in San Antonio.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Three charitable volunteers, including a 90-year-old man and two Christian ministers, were dragged away in handcuffs after illegally feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale.
ROUND ROCK, TX — A little girl was confiscated from her loving parents because they smoked marijuana, and given away to a foster mother who put her into a coma and killed her.
OLYMPIA, WA — The FBI created a fake online newspaper article, masquerading as the Seattle Times, and used it to covertly install spyware on a targeted individual’s computer.
ST. GEORGE, UT — A Halloween-themed private event was targeted by police when there was a suspicion of dancing without a permit.