Author Archives: Police State Daily

Cops Using Social Media Surveillance To Calculate Your “Threat Score”

Police in California are using state of the art surveillance tools to determine an individual’s “threat score” based on social media posts and other public records. According to the Washington Post, the software is being used by the Fresno police department at a $600,000 surveillance center in the San Joaquin Valley, and can analyze billions of data points in a matter of seconds. Fresno’s Real Time Crime Center hold dozens ...

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Arrests Down 75 Percent After Philly Decriminalizes Marijuana

In an ardent display of just how much the criminal justice system revolves around the drug war, the city of Philadelphia has seen a drastic fall in arrests after decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. In the year since the law took effect, arrests fell nearly 75 percent and arrests and citations combined were still 42 percent below the total arrests made ...

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Feds Transferred $2.2B Worth Of Military Equipment To Police Since 2006

The federal government has transferred around $2.2 billion worth of military gear to local police departments around the country since 2006, according to a report. Released by the non-profit government transparency group Open the Books, the report, titled The Militarization of Local Police Departments, says the equipment includes “helicopters and airplanes, armored trucks and cars, tens of thousands of M16/M14 rifles, thousands of bayonets, ...

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Cop Accused Of Stealing $2000 Meant For Christmas Gifts From Dying Man

A Texas cop is facing criminal charges after being accused of stealing more than $2000 from a dying man following an emergency call for help. According to Texas City police, officer Linnard Crouch has been charged with theft stemming from a December incident in which a 74-year-old motorist dialed 911 for assistance. Family said Crouch’s body-cam captured him stealing over ...

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Drug War Gone Mad: Three-Year-Old Forcibly Catheterized By South Dakota DSS Workers

A three-year-old boy was forcibly catheterized on behest of South Dakota Dept. of Social Services employees during a child abuse and neglect investigation after marijuana was found in a woman’s home, a federal lawsuit states. Catheterization occurs when a tube is inserted into someone’s bladder through their urethra. In other words, medical staff penetrated a three-year-old boy’s penis hole against his will ...

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TSA Agent Charged With Stealing $5000 From Passenger

A TSA agent has been charged with grand theft after stealing $5000 from a passenger at Orlando International Airport. According to a TSA spokesperson, Alexander Shae Johnson was arrested Thursday night after Kathleen Duddleston, 22, was stopped for additional screening when she entered the TSA checkpoint. During the pat down, Duddleston couldn’t see her bag and told TSA security officer Michelle Metz she ...

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Half Of U.S. Adults Already In Facial Recognition Database Study Shows

A study conducted by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology shows that half of all U.S. adults are already in a facial recognition database accessible by police. According to the study, so many adults are in some sort of facial recognition database because at least 26 states share their Department of Motor Vehicles databases with the FBI, state police, or ...

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RI Bill Would Create Surveillance Apparatus To Automatically Ticket Motorists, Split Money With Corporation

A controversial bill passed by a House Committee in Rhode Island would create a state wide surveillance apparatus that would automatically ticket motorists and split half the money with the corporation that installed the cameras. Passed by a 7-2 vote on Tuesday by the House Corporations Committee, the bill calls for the authorization of a network of optical license plate readers ...

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The Move Toward Federalization Of Police

The agenda to consolidate federal authority over local law enforcement dates back decades, but lets get you up to speed on what has occurred in just the last several years. In 2011 the consolidation of police departments to regional agencies became commonplace as budget cuts and funding was blamed for the cause of this merging of local forces into one ...

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Tennessee Jailers Threatened, Retaliated Against Inmates Who Exposed Scabies Outbreak, Lawsuit Says

Female inmates in Nashville, Tennessee had their phone privileges revoked, were threatened with solitary confinement and suffered unnecessarily without proper medical treatment during a scabies outbreak, a federal lawsuit alleges. The outbreak occurred at Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility, which is ran by CoreCivic, a company that owns and manages private prisons and detention centers across the country. “Inmates attempted to inform ...

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Florida Troopers Terrorize Girl’s Leadership Camp With Drill Participant Was Kidnapped And Sold Into Sex Slavery

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are under investigation after reportedly staging a fake kidnapping and telling members of a girl’s leadership camp that their friend was sold into sexual slavery. According to reports, the teenage girls were in Tallahassee for a government leadership camp ran by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Florida. Unbeknownst to anyone at the camp, six ...

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