Even the sparse amount of judicial oversight on the FBI on issues of national security can be easily bypassed or ignored completely.
NEW YORK CITY, NY — Surveillance video recorded the way a man was approached by NYPD while sitting on some steps, frisked for no reason, and then beaten by multiple officers.
INDIANA — The high court of Indiana has upheld the conviction of a man who was arrested for being “annoying” while intoxicated, and upheld the constitutionality of the vague law that criminalizes a “vast array of human behavior.”
HOUSTON, TX — Heavily redacted FBI memos confirm that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware of a plot to assassinate the Houston organizers of “Occupy Wall Street,” but the agency has managed to withhold the details from the American public using the worn-out excuse that it compromises national security.
There is a disturbing phenomenon that unfortunately must be addressed. Criminals and their supporters are creating chaos and undermining peaceful efforts to step back the police state.
FORT BEND COUNTY, TX — An innocent man was ripped from his bathtub in a surprise no-knock raid, then suffered an onslaught of beatings, electric shocks, concussion grenades, and rubber bullets. The man spent 3 years and his entire life savings vindicating himself from the false charges and malicious prosecution that followed.
The Supreme Court struck another blow to the Bill of Rights with its 8-1 decision to expand police power in situations where police perform traffic stops based on imaginary laws. The Heien v. North Carolina decision held that an officer’s “reasonable mistake of law” can lead to an allowable search and arrest for contraband.
VICTORIA, TX — An elderly man was slammed to the pavement and tased when a police officer mistakenly thought that he had violated the state’s “vehicle inspection sticker” law.
With the recent report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on CIA detention practices, many have questioned the legality of the “gruesome” discoveries. These included, among other things, mock drownings, medical rapes, slamming heads against walls, forcing prisoners to stand on broken bones, placing living prisoners in coffins, threatening murder and rape of detainees’ family members, and sadistic games of Russian Roulette.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –- With virtually no warning or debate, the Intelligence Authorization Act for 2015 (H.R. 4681) was rushed to the House floor and passed, containing a dangerous section which for the first time, statutorily authorizes spying on U.S. citizens without legal process.
The unclassified Senate Committee study on CIA torture revealed details regarding mock drownings, medical rapes, slamming heads against walls, forcing prisoners to stand on broken legs, placing living prisoners in coffins, and threatening murder and rape of family members of untried suspects.
HAWAII — Islanders suffered under nearly three years of martial law from 1941-1944; so oppressive that it was later described by a federal judge as a “military dictatorship.” All manner of civilian liberties were replaced by oppressive military orders enforced by American soldiers.
HURRICANE, UT — A man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for the contents of a letter he wrote to a neighbor, which prosecutors called a “hate crime.”
LAS VEGAS, NV — An attorney who survived being shot by police now faces up to 12 years in prison after a drawn out trial.
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.