Police State Politics

Alaskan Tribal Leaders Address Police Brutality Concerns Against Indigenous

[ssba] Alaskan Tribal leaders in Bethel are addressing police brutality allegations against indigenous Alaska Natives. The Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) is urging people to come forward regarding such allegations. In a press release, ONC president Gloria Simeon says the council is very disturbed by recent allegations of brutality by a City of Bethel Police Officer towards an inebriated “Indian” male. ...

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Memphis Mayor Considers Bringing in National Guard As 675 Officers Refuse to Work After City Reduces Health Care Subsidies

[ssba] Memphis police officers have been calling in sick with “blue flu” since June 30. Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 554 officers called in sick on Tuesday alone. Other sources put the over all number at 675, over a fourth of the 2,280 member department. The sick calls are to protest a City Council vote reducing health care subsidies for ...

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Complaints Fall 88 Percent After City Implements Cop Cameras

[ssba] According to The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2002, there were over 26,000 official police brutality complaints across the nation. That’s a rate of 6.6 complaints for every 100 full-time officers. Of those complaints, eight percent resulted in disciplinary action. That means that only about one in every 200 police officers accused of excessive force were actually punished. Measures ...

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Georgia Gun Bill Prohibits Police From Demanding Permits, Putting Gun Owners in Databases

[ssba] The Safe Carry Protection Act, signed in late April by Gov. Nathan Deal after passing the Georgia House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, will take effect Tuesday, July 1. It’s been dubbed the “guns everywhere bill” by establishment dupes the nation over which have been left wringing their hands at the prospect of actually being held quasi-accountable to ...

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Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Search Cellphones

[ssba] The Supreme Court ruled unanimously, Wednesday, that police do not have the constitutional authority to search peoples cellphones without first obtaining search warrants. Cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest, Chief Justice John Roberts said for the court. Because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking ...

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Leaked: Counter-Terrorism Memo Warns Police of Impending “Far-Right” Violence

[ssba] A leaked New York State Counter Terrorism Bulletin reveals that police are being told to prepare for targeted violence from “far-right extremists.” Published by the New York State Intelligence Center, the document, entitled “CTB 14-07: Recent Spike in Violence Targeting Law Enforcement,” details several recent shootings while warning police to be on the look out for people displaying anti-government ...

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Video: Obama Endorses Australian-Style Gun Confiscation

[ssba] Αnswering questions Tuesday during a live discussion with Tumblr founder David Karp, Obama pointed to several recent high profile shootings as proof of epidemic gun crime claiming that American gun violence is “off the charts” despite FBI statistics that prove otherwise. “Levels of gun violence are off the charts,” Obama said. ” There is no advanced developed country on ...

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