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44 NC Police Officers Sign Petition to End “Mismanagement and Corruption” in Their Department

New Asheville, NC police officers taking their oaths of office

[ssba] Forty four Asheville, North Carolina police officers have banded together and signed a petition alleging mismanagement, leadership problems and possible corruption against department leaders. Among other things the petition cites low staffing levels, forced overtime and low morale as contentious issues. The petition was given to City Manager Gary Jackson and Police Chief William Anderson, Thursday, just days after ...

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White House Petition: Classify Police Accountability Group “Cop Block” as Domestic Terrorists

Cop Block business card

[ssba] A petition has been filed on the official whitehouse.gov petition page calling for the United States government to classify the controversial police accountability group Cop Block as domestic terrorists. Cop Block is a grassroots organization originally founded in 2010 by Ademo Freeman. Cop Block is a decentralized project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared ...

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New Jersey Senator Proposes Bill Requiring Mandatory Body Cams For Police

Cherry Hill, NJ, Police Chief shows off an example of a body camera officers have been testing. CREDIT: nj.com

[ssba] Reactionary measures against the American police state continue gaining steam around the country after protests in Ferguson, Missouri brought national attention to the controversial issue over one month ago. The latest call for reform comes from New Jersey state Senator Donald Nocross (D), who announced during a press conference Thursday, that he is drafting legislation that would require all ...

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Police Launch Federal Lawsuit, $100k GoFundMe Campaign to Fight Brutality Reforms

Seattle Police Officer's GoFundMe page

[ssba] Seattle police officers have launched a $100,000 GoFundMe fundraising page in order to raise money to help fund a lawsuit filed to fight federal reforms targeting use-of-force policies. The lawsuit, which was filed in May, counts more than 100 officers with the Seattle Police Department as plaintiffs. It alleges that US Department of Justice reforms meant to reduce police ...

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Suit Takes on Civil Forfeiture Laws After Family Loses Home Because Son Sold Drugs in Front of it


[ssba] Civil asset forfeiture is one of the most controversial law enforcement/government practices. Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken after its owner has been found guilty in a court of law, with civil forfeiture, owners need not be charged with a crime let alone be convicted to lose homes, cars, cash or other property. The ACLU says asset forfeiture ...

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Police Dept. Loses Pentagon Issued Humvee and it Apparently Happens All the Time


[ssba] Last December, the Palestine, Arkansas Police Department noticed something had gone missing. But not until a week after it was gone. In fact, it took seven days for officers to notice the empty parking space. Palestine Police Chief Stanley Barnes said “it never crossed his mind” that anyone could take the departments 5,000lb pentagon issued Humvee. “It didn’t even ...

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County Refuses to Pay Medical Bills For Toddler Burned in No-Knock Raid Flash Bang Explosion


[ssba] Habersham County officials in Georgia say they will not pay for the medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash-bang grenade, during a no-knock police raid back in May. 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavah (Baby Boo Boo) spent weeks in a burn unit after deputies with a Cornelia Police Department SWAT team threw a flash bang grenade directly into ...

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The Police State is Uniting Groups Across the Political Spectrum


[ssba] Groups from both the left and right ends of the mainstream political spectrum are uniting behind calls to end what they say is the rise of a “militarized” police state in the United States. They say the controversial police tactics seen this week in Ferguson, Mo., are not isolated to the St. Louis County Police Department and warn the ...

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Lithuanian Troops To Conduct Operations In Pennsylvania With National Guard


[ssba] Unbeknownst to most Americas, foreign troops regularly train and are stationed in the United States. Police State Daily recently came across a story about Lithuanian dignitaries and other dignitaries visiting Fort Indiantown Gap and the Pennsylvania State Capitol as part of an apparent partnership between Lithuania and the Pennsylvania National Guard. Evidently, Lithuania and Pennsylvania have worked together for ...

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