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Category Archive for 'Police State'

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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Impunity

I have always known that cops did things like this, but it does seem like it’s getting worse. Or is it just that it’s easier for us to get the word out? The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is investigating allegations that an NYPD cop wrongfully removed more than $1,000 from a man during a stop-and-frisk […]

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What do they mean, “if”? Ha ha, just kidding! I meant, “when” they refuse to indict Darren Wilson: (Reuters) – Missouri authorities are drawing up contingency plans and seeking intelligence from U.S. police departments on out-of-state agitators, fearing that fresh riots could erupt if a grand jury does not indict a white officer for killing […]

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I really don’t think there’s any question that something’s screwy with the JFK assassination. Why are so many of the documents still classified? Anyway, here’s another purported piece of the puzzle: A former Cuban exile anti-Castro militant told a conference audience Sept. 26 in a blockbuster revelation that he saw accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey […]

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Wendell Pierce is one of my favorite actors and I can’t believe this cop didn’t recognize him. But I’m sorry that this happens to anyone: Wendell Pierce: And the fact is… The fact is while we have this very comfortable, colloquial debate about it, when the lights go out and I go out in the […]

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Horrible

Only so many stories like this I can take in a week: Miller’s son, however, said that the officers hadn’t listened when he tried to tell them his father was deaf. I kept telling them that he can’t hear them. I kept telling them he can’t understand them. This just makes it even harder. I’m […]

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Truthiness

From yesterday’s Senate hearing on the militarization of police. Catch this little exchange: Figures released Tuesday by Congress showed that some police departments with fewer than 10 full-time officers had received large mine-resistant trucks designed to withstand roadside bombs in Iraq. Many police departments received enough automatic rifles, such as M-16s, to give several to […]

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Yeah, I guess it really is time for a revolution. This shit is scary: The Pentagon’s 1033 program, which allows the Defense Department to unload its excess military equipment onto local police forces, has quietly overflowed onto college campuses. According to documents obtained by the website Muckrock, more than 100 campus police forces have received military […]

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This is significant and puts other police departments on notice that DoJ isn’t going to turn a blind eye anymore: Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced a sweeping federal civil rights investigation of the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, citing a “deep mistrust” between officers and the people who live there. Holder said the […]

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