Tag Archives: police state

Bill That Would Lift Federal Marijuana Prohibition Gets Renewed Push

A bill that would do away with federal marijuana restrictions has been given a renewed push by a small bipartisan group of lawmakers. Originally introduced by Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Virginia) in February, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act would leave medical and recreational marijuana policy up to states. As it currently stands, 29 states have codified some form of medical marijuana legalization into ...

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Dallas School Cops Beat, Tase, Handcuff 7-Year-Old Special Needs Child

A mother is livid after her 7-year-old child was beaten, tased and handcuffed by Dallas Independent School District police officers following an outburst he reportedly had in class. According to April Obin, her special needs son Yosio Lopez suffers from ADHD and a mood disorder. She said he routinely disrupts class and usually just reports to school councilors who help him work ...

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#BasedShieldMan Stands Down Socialist Water Cannons In Venezuela, Risks Military Arrest

Following another week of violence against anti-government protesters in Venezuela, the European Union has urged the repressive Socialist government of Nicolás Maduro to stand down. In a statement from Brussels on Monday, EU Foreign Ministers said “violence and the use of force will not resolve the crisis in the country,” and maintained that people’s rights “must be respected, including the right to peacefully ...

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Video Shows Officer Unleash K-9 On Man During Traffic Stop

Video has surfaced showing a Beaver Borough, Pennsylvania police officer unleash a K-9 on a man during a traffic stop after dragging him out of his vehicle. Beaver Patrolman Jeffrey Wijnen-Riems has a long history of alleged abuse. In 2005, six people filed federal lawsuits claiming they were brutalized by the officer in various incidents. Two of those lawsuits were settled for $90,000. In 2011, a ...

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Six Witnesses Testify Terence Crutcher Posed No Threat When Killed By Cop

Six witnesses testified in court on Wednesday that an unarmed pastor posed no threat to a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot him on video. Dash-cam and helicopter footage emerged in September showing 40-year-old Terence Crutcher being killed with his hands raised by officer Betty Jo Shelby. According to police, Crutcher had approached officers after his car broke down, and refused commands to raise ...

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Oakland Finally Advances Measure To Rein In Stasi-Style Surveillance

Residents in Oakland, California have been attempting to reclaim their city from unwarranted spying by police for years, and the local bureaucracy is not helping. The City took its surveillance operations to a new level during the height of the Occupy Wall-Street Movement in 2013, when police proposed to use $2 million in federal grant money to expand a surveillance ...

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Chief, Officer Resign Amid Corruption Related To Arrest Of Councilman’s Son

In a routine display of local corruption, an Oklahoma police chief and officer have resigned following intimidation by local officials related to the arrest of a city councilman’s son. The Vian police department’s first full-time female officer, Lindsey Green, said her troubles began when an off duty cop called her on May 2 to report that his neighbor was driving on a suspended ...

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Mom Given Five Citations After Criticizing Cop For Blocking Traffic

A mother from South Florida says she received five citations, including a felony charge, from a police officer who retaliated against her for simply telling him she didn’t appreciated the way he was blocking traffic. According to Kristy Hernandez, she was attempting to drop her son off at Ben Sheppard Elementary School in Hialeah, but had to wait 20 minutes on Miami-Dade ...

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Video Shows Resource Officer Choke, Body-Slam, Tase Nonviolent Teen

Confirming a clear pattern of abuse at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, new video shows a nonviolent teen being brutalized by a resource officer. Released by attorney Todd Hollis, the footage shows the 15-year-old student being placed in a headlock before being body-slammed and repeatedly tased by officer Steve Shaulis on March 3, 2015. The teen was reportedly asked to leave class and report to the office where ...

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15-Year-Old Killed In Car Cops Claim “Drove Aggressively” Toward Them

A Mesquite High School freshman was killed by a Texas police officer who fired a round into a moving vehicle cops claimed was “driving aggressively” toward them. According to Balch Springs police chief Jonathan Haber, officers were responding to a report about intoxicated teenagers at around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 12300 block of Baron Drive when a vehicle carrying 15-year-old Jordan Edwards backed ...

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$5.5M Settlement For Man Beat Mercilessly With Batons By Cops

A man who suffered a concussion, deep head cuts and broken bones in his arms at the hands of Alameda County, California sheriff’s deputies will now receive a $5.5 million lawsuit settlement. Attorneys said Friday that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement for Stanislav Petrov on Tuesday. Petrov had been sitting in a reportedly stolen vehicle in ...

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Gun Owners Challenge California’s Large Capacity Magazine Ban

California gun owners have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on so-called “large capacity” magazines. Filed in Fresno on Friday by the Calguns Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Firearms Policy Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation and seven private citizens, the lawsuit contends the ban violates Constitutional rights. Singed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, Senate Bill No. 1446 goes ...

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$2.75M Settlement After Cop Molests 14-Year-Old Explorer Program Member

Taxpayers in Irwindale, California are on the hook for $2.75 million after a lawsuit brought forth by a young woman molested by a police officer was settled on Thursday. Officer Daniel R. Camerano was initially charged with six felony counts for his sexual abuse of underage females following allegations he began a relationship with a then-14-year-old girl in May 2009 that lasted until December ...

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California Bill Aims To Combat Puppycide

In recent years, the killing of dogs by police has become a contentious issue resulting in the creation of the term “puppycide.” Advocates of ending “puppycide” point to the blaring double standard that exists between police and the rest of the domestic population. While police dogs are more or less considered human beings in terms of the rights they possess ...

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