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Category Archive for 'Police State'

Cops are just out of control. Just crazy: Los Angeles police officers removed antennas from police cars in several predominantly Black neighborhoods to disable the recording equipment and avoid being monitored while on duty, according to an inspection by LAPD investigators. The department review found about half of the 80 cars in the Southeast division—which […]

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Freedom!

I remember when people argued with me over this at the other place, insisting I was accusing the administration of doing illegal things when they weren’t. Some people are really fucking naive: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans’ communications as part of the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations that […]

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They are never, ever, EVER going to get rid of the data. Ever. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is trying to figure out what the LAPD is doing with the mountains (and mountains) of license-plate data that they’re harvesting in the city’s streets without a warrant or judicial oversight. As part of the process, they’ve asked […]

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Taser-crazy

To a hammer, everything looks like a nail: PA man shocked with Taser in ambulance and jailed after suffering seizure at sandwich shop (via Raw Story ) A Pennsylvania man said police shocked him with a Taser stun gun while he was being treated in an ambulance for an apparent seizure. Darren Scott, of Upland, […]

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Thank God our betters are protecting us! It emerges from the USA that 9,000 documents proving direct involvement of the White House in cases of brutal torture are being withheld from the Senate Committee by the Obama administration. This should surprise nobody, as Obama has done everything in his power to protect George W Bush […]

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A Guardian reporter talks about covering Edward Snowden. Chilling. Bookmark It

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Sooner or later, this kind of oppression will cause people to rise up. Not yet, apparently: After a fairly tame first 10 days of the Olympic Games — at least by Russian protest standards — members of Pussy Riot were briefly detained Tuesday in connection with a theft in their hotel. The highest-profile members of […]

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WTF?

Now cops are arresting firemen? Firemen have the authority at a fire scene, not the cops. Sheesh! Bookmark It

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Try not to crash your car

If you’re black, because it’s likely you’ll get shot by somebody or other if you approach them for help. I mean, it’s understandable and all — any black person must be there to rob them, right? Must. Hit. Head. Bookmark It

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