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Category Archive for 'Police State'

90 seconds of fury

I was just telling someone yesterday how much I hate the Daily Beast, but every once in a while, they have a good one. This is one of them.

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Via Raw Story: CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin ripped St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch for asking Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson “softball” questions during the cross examination of his testimony, which she called “fanciful and not credible.” On Monday, McCulloch had released all of the evidence provided to the grand jury that eventually […]

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That whole Ferguson grand jury charade last night was utter and illegal bullshit. You know why? Because the only purpose of a grand jury is to see if there’s a prima facie case — that is, does enough evidence on its face exist to bring charges? Of course it did. What the corrupt, smug and […]

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One can only hope, since he has no credibility and it would help defuse the tense situation in Ferguson: Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown on August 9, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, according to people close to […]

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Yesterday Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in preparation for a possible outbreak after the grand jury verdict is announced. This, I thought, was a pretty interesting related story.

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Imagine that

I am so shocked: A call for backup that a police officer claims to have made seconds before he killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reportedly cannot be found in police recordings. The officer blames the problem on his radio. Darren Wilson has told investigators he radioed “shots fired, send all cars” after a struggle […]

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Why, it reminds me of that old TV show, Supermarket Sweep! The seminars offered police officers some useful tips on seizing property from suspected criminals. Don’t bother with jewelry (too hard to dispose of) and computers (“everybody’s got one already”), the experts counseled. Do go after flat screen TVs, cash and cars. Especially nice cars. […]

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But isn’t this why we have a 4th Amendment? And didn’t we fight a revolution to stop crap like this? ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block […]

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God, transit cops are even worse than the regular ones. Why the hell did he feel it was incumbent on him to go after this guy? Musicians have rallied around a fellow subway performer who was arrested for playing at a Brooklyn subway stop – after the cop recited the law saying he WAS allowed […]

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Good. This must be driving those Dallas cops crazy: They call themselves the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, named after the co-founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense. Like the defunct organization which called for reform of community policing, demanding that police come from the neighborhoods they serve, the Huey P. Newton Gun […]

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