Author Archives: Police State Daily

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 new 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 ...

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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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Hundreds Of Cases Under Review After Cops Resign Amid Planted Evidence Claim

Hundreds of investigations are now under review following the resignation of two Iowa police officers amid accusations that they planted evidence. According to Des Moines police officials, it is believed that senior officers Joshua Judge and Tyson Teut planted drugs on a suspect during a January 2015 case that was then passed on to other investigators. The suspect would ultimately be arrested. ...

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Cop Convicted After Robbing Seasonal Charity To Help Disadvantaged Kids

An Ohio cop has been convicted following accusations that he stole upwards of $26,000 from a joint law enforcement agency fundraiser in Summit County last Christmas. According to a release by prosecutors, Richfield police officer Michael Simmons was hired by the department in 1999 and started overseeing the department’s participation in the seasonal “Shop With A Cop” program when it was launched in ...

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Feds Making Thousands Of Augmented Reality Surveillance Flights Across US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security have been running thousands of surveillance missions employing cellphone tracking and augmented reality technologies over US cities. According to an investigation by BuzzFeed News that collected flight data logged by planes registered with the two agencies from the public tracking service, FlightRadar24, over 3,500 surveillance flights took place between mid-August and December of 2015. Augmented ...

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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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Secret Spy Court Denied Zero Federal Requests For Surveillance In 2015

Proving that the secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court is nothing more than a rubber stamp for the government’s spying apparatus, a new Justice Dept. document shows that every single federal request for surveillance made in 2015 was approved. Lauded by officials as an adequate check on snooping powers, the FISA court is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under ...

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Records Supervisor Claims Albuquerque Cops Illegally Altered, Deleted Shooting Videos

The former records supervisor of the Albuquerque police department is claiming in a sworn affidavit that officers illegally deleted and altered videos of shootings and other controversial incidents. According to the nine page affidavit, created by Reynaldo Chavez, one of the incidents in question involved the deadly April 2014 shooting of 19-year-old Mary Hawkes, who was suspected of stealing a car. Chavez ...

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Woman Says Baby Died In Jail Cell After Guards Refused Her Medical Care For Labor

A Wisconsin woman is claiming that her requests for medical help were ignored when she went into labor while she was an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail in July. According to a notice of claim filed against the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old Shadé Swayzer was almost nine months pregnant when serving a sentence for a probation violation in a special ...

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