Author Archives: Police State Daily

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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The Future Of The Drug War: Pot Breathalyzers

Among the growing acceptance and legalization of marijuana in states across the country, expect the drug warriors to not go down without a fight. Police are already searching and confiscating food in many states under the auspices of combating THC-infused edibles, but as companies compete to be the first to develop handheld breathalyzers that can detect pot, wide adoption by ...

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Immunity For Cop Who Raided Wrong Home, Shot Man’s Dog As It Ran Away

A Florida police officer responsible for killing a man’s dog after he entered the wrong apartment in a botched raid committed no rights violations and is entitled to immunity, a federal court has ruled. According to a federal lawsuit, Officer Michael McBride was one of six Hollywood police officers and two Broward Sheriff’s deputies that were following up on a tip in ...

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Georgia Gov. Suspends Sheriff Charged With Exposing Penis In Park

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has suspended a Sheriff from office following charges he received after reportedly being caught by a cop exposing his penis in a park. On Monday, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was suspended for 40 days from office with pay in compliance with a recommendation by an investigatory committee made up of two sheriffs and Attorney General Chris Carr. ...

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Chief Wants Cops Fired: Handcuffed Mentally Ill Man Dies After 12 Stun Gun Shocks, Beating

Two police officers responsible for administering electric shocks to a handcuffed mentally ill man during an arrest in which he was also beaten and dragged across the ground by his ponytail should be fired, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said. At a press conference on Friday, Schmaderer identified the officers involved in the death of 29-year-old Zachary N. Bearheels as ...

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Only Two Percent Of Surveillance Requests Denied By Secret Spy Court

Proving that the U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court is nothing more than a rubber stamp for the government’s spying apparatus, a report has revealed the secretive court denied only about two percent of surveillance requests last year. According to the annual report, it received 1,752 applications for surveillance in 2016, partially denying only 26 of the requests and only denying nine of ...

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Texas Cop Not Charged Despite Video Of Him Beating Man In Jail

Video has emerged showing a Texas police officer beating a man arrested for alleged assault and public intoxication at Garland Detention Center. According to Noah Lofquist, he was arrested at a hotel and began mouthing off to Officer Donald Fernandez on the way to jail. He even challenged him to remove his handcuffs so the two could fight. After arriving at jail, Fernandez took Lofquist’s ...

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“Thieving Idiot” Cop Filmed Robbing Man During Arrest Charged With Five Felonies

A Florida police officer filmed by his own body camera robbing a driver he arrested for DUI is facing five felony charges. Volusia County sheriff’s deputy John Braman pulled over Thomas French on Aug. 1. During French’s arrest, Braman was clearly caught on the body-cam footage rifling through his wallet. The video showed Braman, 34, pull out two hundred dollar bills and throw them ...

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Man Found Guilty Of Jury Tampering For Handing Out Jury Nullification Fliers

A Michigan man is facing one year behind bars for handing out jury nullification flyers that inform individuals about their rights as jurors. Keith Wood, 41, was charged with felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor jury tampering after handing out approximately 50 filers from the Fully Informed Jury Association in front of the Mecosta County courthouse on November 24, 2015. Facing ...

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