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Cop Under Investigation After Shooting Man With Warrant in Walmart

April 17, 2014 in Police State, Uncategorized

David Horton (photo: WHNT19 News)

Cassius Methyl | The Anti Media

On Tuesday, in Huntsville Alabama, an off duty cop shot a man in the butt in Walmart, endangering the lives of civilians around him, in pursuit of this person with not very outstanding ‘outstanding warrants’.

He recognized the man with warrants , David Horton (looks to be in his early twenties, age not specified), and tried to make an arrest.

David fled the scene, and the cop pursued him, shooting him in the butt in an area full of citizens who could have been shot.

He was then transported to a hospital and is being ‘guarded by police’, the shot was not life threatening.

The cop was most definitely not warranted to shoot at him, especially in Walmart. He claims his gun accidentally discharged.

The cop is currently under investigation by his chief of police, who appears to be determined to find out what actually happened here.

Hopefully he will lose his job and never be able to endanger innocent people ever again (or shoot at people wanted by the police state for not very serious crimes, though the crimes of David Horton are currently unknown).

It is known though, that the man shot in the ass did not kill anyone, so to try to use lethal force to put him in the cold death grip of the police state seems highly immoral.

The cop is currently under investigation by his own department, and it seems that Madison County police chief Cecil Moses has a will to find out what actually happened, perhaps because these days when police mess up, it is widely reported on by the independent media.

Moses says the video of the incident is being investigated, as well as what kind of gun the cop used, whether it is likely to be accidentally discharged or not, ect.

Maybe the cop will be fired, maybe not. After all, it is still the inherently corrupt police state, locking people in cages for victimless crimes.

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Sources- http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/04/morgan_co_deputy_allegedly_sho.html

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“Justice” is Served as Texas Cop Loses Job After Breaking Teen’s Arm

April 17, 2014 in Police State

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Cassius Methyl | The Anti Media

A cop in Beaumont, Texas recently broke up a school fight, and in doing so, he was caught on video, purposelessly and deliberately breaking a student’s arm. Image credit: Facebook.com

He was trying to force the teen’s arm behind his back while he was being pinned down by a female security officer, and without any hesitation, snapped it back with full force, breaking it with a loud tearing sound, followed by an intense reaction from people watching the incident.

The teen then started yelling in pain, saying ‘Oh my god’.

People are criticizing the cop, commenting such things on the original video, as-

‘Wow! What a piece of shit!’  ‘That looked completely unnecessary…’

‘Stupid ass cops!!! Really couldn’t control a kid so break their arm!! Dirt bag… ‘

‘That cop deserves to bleed,’

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The internet is such an amazing mechanism of holding authority accountable.

For once, an officer is facing the consequences of his actions, and he has been placed on ‘administrative leave without pay’. Well, kind of facing the consequences.

Please share this with anyone you feel would have their perspectives broadened by reading this. Maybe share this with someone who thinks authority should be respected no matter what, and have them try and explain how this was justified.

You can watch the video here (Warning graphic content): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_pAs1kZUlU

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A Comprehensive List of Every Known Capability of the NSA

April 9, 2014 in Police State

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Its important to remember that Bulk Data Collection is just one aspect of the sprawling security state that he been revealed over the course of the Snowden leaks. Image credit: PM Cheung. Anyways, this list of NSA capabilities and whistleblower statements is important and might offer some insights into the reasons that actual reform of the NSA is unlikely to come from within. The NSA/GCHQ can…

  • Collect the domestic meta-data of both parties in a phone-call. Source
  • Set up fake internet cafes to steal data. Source
  • Has intercepted the phone calls of at least 35 world leaders, including allies such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Source
  • Can tap into the underwater fiber-optic cables that carry a majority of the world’s internet traffic. Source
  • Tracks communications within media institutions such as Al Jazeera. Source
  • Has ‘bugged’ the United Nations headquarters. Source
  • Has set up a financial database to track international banking and credit card transactions. Source
  • Collects and stores over 200 million domestic and foreign text messages each day. Source
  • Collects and has real-time access to browsing history, email, and social media activity. To gain access, an analyst simply needs to fill out an on-screen form with a broad justification for the search that is not reviewed by any court or NSA personnel. Source

“I, sitting at my desk, could wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email”. – Edward Snowden

  • Creates maps of the social networks of United States citizens. Source
  • Has access to smartphone app data. Source
  • Uses spies in embassies to collect data, often by setting up ‘listening stations’ on the roofs of buildings. Source
  • Uses fake LinkedIn profiles and other doctored web pages to secretly install surveillance software in unwitting companies and individuals. Source
  • Tracks reservations at upscale hotels. Source
  • Has intercepted the talking-points of world leaders before meetings with Barack Obama. Source
  • Can crack encryption codes on cellphones. Source
  • Has implanted software on over 100,000 computers worldwide allowing them to hack data without internet connection, using radio waves. Source
  • Has access to computers through fake wireless connections. Source
  • Monitors communications in online games such as World of Warcraft. Source
  • Intercepts shipping deliveries and install back-door devices allowing access. Source
  • Has direct access to the data centers of Google, Yahoo and other major companies. Source
  • Covertly and overtly infiltrate United States and foreign IT industries to weaken or gain access to encryption, often by collaborating with software companies and internet service providers themselves. They are also, according to an internal document, “responsible for identifying, recruiting and running covert agents in the global telecommunications industry.”Source
  • The use of “honey traps”, luring targets into compromising positions using sex. Source
  • The sharing of raw intelligence data with Israel. Only official U.S. communications are affected, and there are no legal limits on the use of the data from Israel. Source
  • Spies on porn habits of activists to discredit them. Source
  • GCHQ intercepting random webcam images. Source
  • NSA tracks the location of 5 billion cellphones. Source
  • US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a “back door” in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans’ communications. Source

Possibly the most shocking revelation was made on February 24, 2014. Internal documents show that the security state is attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with “extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction.” The documents revealed a top-secret unit known as the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Unit, or JTRIG. Two of the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in an effort to discredit a target, and to use social sciences such as psychology to manipulate online discourse and activism in order to generate a desirable outcome. The unit posts false information on the internet and falsely attributes it to someone else, pretend to be a ‘victim’ of a target they want to discredit, and posts negative information on various forums. In some instances, to discredit a target, JTRIG sends out ‘false flag’ emails to family and friends.

A revealing slide from the JTRIG presentation.

Read the whole JTRIG presentation by Greenwald, just do it. Here

Now, consider the words of former NSA employee turned whistleblower Russ Tice:

“Okay. They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the–and judicial.

But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of–heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials.

They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people. They went after antiwar groups. They went after U.S. international–U.S. companies that that do international business, you know, business around the world. They went after U.S. banking firms and financial firms that do international business. They went after NGOs that–like the Red Cross, people like that that go overseas and do humanitarian work. They went after a few antiwar civil rights groups.

So, you know, don’t tell me that there’s no abuse, because I’ve had this stuff in my hand and looked at it. And in some cases, I literally was involved in the technology that was going after this stuff. And you know, when I said to [former MSNBC show host Keith] Olbermann, I said, my particular thing is high tech and you know, what’s going on is the other thing, which is the dragnet. The dragnet is what Mark Klein is talking about, the terrestrial dragnet. Well my specialty is outer space. I deal with satellites, and everything that goes in and out of space. I did my spying via space. So that’s how I found out about this… And remember we talked about that before, that I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on.

Now here’s the big one. I haven’t given you any names. This was is summer of 2004. One of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with, with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator from Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now, would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, DC. That’s who they went after. And that’s the president of the United States now.” Russ Tice, NSA Whistleblower

Help spread the word! Feel free to click source, copy and past this comment anywhere on reddit when relevant, without attribution. Regardless of the best methods to affect change, everything starts with raising awareness

Source: Reddit user Three_Letter_Agency . Head over to /r/NSALeaks to stay updated, particularly the wonderful wiki.


LAPD Officers Modified at Least 40 Police Cars to Avoid Being Video and Audio Recorded

April 9, 2014 in Police State, Uncategorized

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Cassius Methyl | The Anti Media

Los Angeles police officers of a South Central division destroyed antennaes and altered voice recording equipment in ‘about half of 80 patrol cars’ to avoid being recorded on duty. Image credit: cliff1066™

Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about 40 cars in a South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, essential to voice recording the officers.

At least 10 other cars were observed to be altered in other divisions.

Charlie Beck, the chief of the LAPD learned of the problem a year ago, but chose to try and use elementary school style discipline on people who are clearly already to corrupt to be police.

Instead of finding out which officers broke the voice recording equipment and firing them, he “put checks in place to account for antennas at the start and end of every patrol shift “.

The division in which most of the recording gear was altered is in the southeast, including the famous Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens projects, as well as Watts, where there are long histories of police brutality and hostility between community members and police.

The only reason the Department of Justice recently stopped monitoring the LAPD (not that they are morally perfect either), is because of these safeguards, these recording devices and cameras.

Apparently in South Central LA, the LAPD still has something to hide.

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Overwhelming Majority of Police Brutality Inflicted upon those with Mental Illnesses

April 7, 2014 in Police State

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Patti Beers | The Anti-Media

LOS ANGELES — In January 2014, two Fullerton police offers were acquitted of charges of murdering Kelly Thomas, despite video evidence showing that Thomas was not a physical threat to them.  Kelly Thomas was living on the streets, suffering from Schizophrenia and was refusing any medical treatment at the time when he was killed.

While most victims of police brutality are minorities, an alarming percentage of people who are killed by police suffer from some form of mental illness.  Forty-two percent of people shot by police since 2000 and fifty-eight percent of those who died from their injuries had mental health problems.

The story of Kelly Thomas really hit close to home for me as a Mom who raised an adult son who has struggled with mental illness issues.  I raised him knowing that the likelihood of him being killed by a cop is much higher than average.  Statistically, white males are far less likely to be killed by police than men of color.  But eyes with color didn’t protect Kelly Thomas or the hundreds of other white men who deal with mental illness from the brutality of cops who are not held accountable for their murderous actions.  My son doesn’t know that his Autism makes him vulnerable to police abuse.

One day I came home and went into a panic when I found that my son, Mat, was not there.  Even though I knew exactly where he was likely to be, I was terrified of what have might have happened to him on his way there.  What if a cop stopped him and gave him multiple orders and he became confused not knowing which one to follow?  Would my son be the next statistic?  I immediately walked in the direction of where he would have gone to get a taco or an energy drink.  I found him and he asked me why I met up with him.  I said I was worried.  He didn’t leave a note.  He said, “Mom, I’m a grown adult. This is not appropriate.”  He was right.  I completely over reacted.  He is perfectly capable of going out and buying a snack.

Raising a son with Autism is really enough struggle for one mom.  My adult son is able to function just fine on his own as I raised him well.  I shouldn’t have to worry about him anymore.

I would like to live in a world where people like Kelly Thomas, my son Mat, and all people will be safe to go out of the house and live life safe from police brutality.

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Patti Beers is a citizen journalist who was arrested by police in riot gear at the protest after the acquittal of the police officers who murdered Kelly Thomas.


Military Drone Crashes Next to an Elementary School

April 5, 2014 in Police State, Uncategorized

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Cassius Methyl | The Anti Media 

Around 3 pm on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, a military drone identified as as an ‘RQ-7 Shadow Drone’ crashed near a school and a hotel in central Pennsylvania (Lebanon County), and was immediately ran over by a civillian.

The drone came down on Fischer Avenue, near Lickdale Elementary School. Image credit: wikimedia.org

A Department of Military and Veterans Affairs spokeswoman by the name of Joan Nissley simply said ‘no one was injured’.

She identified the drone as a part of the Pennsylvania National Guard’s ‘training operations’ at Fort Indiantown Gap.

At Fort Indiantown Gap, the National Guard was revealed to have ’3 brigades’ of 12 drones, each drone weighing 375 pounds, with 15 foot wingspans.

Why are they training brigades of drones, and why did the training involve going into an area full of civilians?

I bring you this info so that you can incorporate it into your worldview, and determine yourself why the National Guard has brigades of drones currently in training sessions in Pennsylvania.

If drone exercises are taking place here, where else might they be taking place, and why?

If you believe this is important to be aware of, please share this with anyone who wants to be conscious of what is currently going on.

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Anonymous Takes Down Albuquerque Police Website As Protests Swell Over Police Killings

March 31, 2014 in Police State

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Nick Bernabe | The Anti-Media

Abhishek Kumar | Tech Worm

Anonymous has launched ‘Operation Albuquerque’ against the Albuquerque Police in protest against the alleged torture and killing of a homeless man under the guise of law enforcement.  Anonymous hacktivists said that they would bring down the APD website through a planned and sustained DDoS campaign, which successfully took down the website for a few hours on Sunday. Image credit: _LegionOps_

Here is the initial video explaining why the cyber attack was planned:


Albuquerque police spokesman Peter Ambs issued an email statement, saying “We can’t confirm the cause of the interruption…The city of Albuquerque information technology team has been working for several days and continues efforts to ensure there have been no disruption to critical services. We will continue to monitor the situation.” They have since shut down their social media profiles apparently in an effort to keep them from being hacked.

Hacktivist @Cypherlulz had this to say about the APD’s reaction to the DDoS attack, alluding that there could be more coming:

Tensions have heightened in Albuquerque as citizens took to the streets in protest of the killing of the man that was illegally camping as well as other police misconduct which has become common there. Protesters were met by a fully militarized riot force as the protests intensified.

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As we reported earlier today, numerous protesters were arrested during the ten hour protest. The identities of those arrested are unknown right now but this article will be updated with info as it comes in. If you are in Albuquerque and are familiar with these incidents please contact me on Facebook here if you would be willing to be on our radio show tonight to talk about what is going on.

Abhishek Kumar contributed to this article. Follow his website techworm.net.

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Police Brutality Demonstrators Clash With Albuquerque Police in Riot Gear (Video)

March 31, 2014 in Police State


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Demonstrators clash with police as hundreds protest fatal shootings, civil rights violations and the use of excessive force by police in Albuquerque, NM.

March 31, 2014 – Police in riot gear clashed with hundreds of protesters in Albuquerque, New Mexico overnight. The demonstrators are angry about police involvement in dozens of shootings over the past few years.

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March 31, 2014 – Hundreds of people upset over the recent fatal police shooting of a homeless man in the foothills held their second protest in less than a week. The fatal foothills shooting took place March 16. when homeless camper James Boyd was killed by two officers.

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March 31, 2014 – Several people arrested after protesters clashed with police during a 10 hour demonstration protesting a recent shooting.

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Meet ‘Snoopy’: the Drone that Can Hack your Phone and Steal your Data

March 26, 2014 in Police State

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Abhishek Kumar | Tech Worm

London-based Security researchers team  at Sensepost Research Labs have developed a drone called “Snoopy” that can steal data and content from your smartphone without your knowledge. Image credit: Reuters

If you are a resident of London and you see a Drone hovering over your head, there are chances that your smartphone is being hijacked using Snoopy.  Snoopy is currently being tested in the London skies. The tests have been taking place over the passed few days by security researchers from Senseport and they intend to present their findings next week at Black Hat Asia, a cybersecurity conference in Singapore.

The technology embedded in the Drone enables it to look for smartphone devices with wi-fi settings turned on. most of these smartphone devices are set with the settings to look for wi-fi networks they have previously connected to and once it finds the network in the range it automatically connects with the network.

“Snoopy” then sends back the signal to the Smartphone and pretends to be the wi-fi Network with which the Mobile device connected earlier. as soon as the Smartphone connects with the device it is hijacked, hackers can then intercept every signal they smartphone sends or receives, including your user login id from email accounts, social networks, bank accounts, text messages, websites you visit and your mobile usage preferences.

Wilkinson who developed the drone with Daniel Cuthbert at Sensepost ResearchLabs said, He was also able to obtain usernames and passwords for Amazon, PayPal and Yahoo accounts created for the purposes of our reporting so that we could verify the claims without stealing from passersby.

Watch this video for a quick look at what Snoopy can do:

Collecting metadata, device ids or network names is not illegal according to the the Electronic Frontier Foundation. but intercepting credit card details and login ids would likely violate wiretapping and identity theft laws.

Wilkinson said the purpose of this project is to raise awareness of the vulnerabilities of smart devices.

Source: techworm.net


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San Diego Police Being Sued by Strippers For Wrongful Detainment, Inappropriate Photos

March 25, 2014 in Police State

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Nick Bernabe | The Anti-Media

The San Diego Police Department is once again coming under scrutiny after 25 exotic dancers filed suit against the department for violating their civil rights. Image credit: cheetahssd.com

The Dancers, from Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club, claim that officers detained them against their will and took demeaning photos of them during a routine permit inspection

According to the lawsuit, during the permit check process, 10 unidentified officers detained the dancers under no stated suspicion and began photographing the dancers against their will for roughly one hour.

According to a NBC San Diego news report,

“They ordered the women to pose in various positions and expose their body so the police could photograph their tattoos, all the while making “arrogant and demanding comments” and telling the women to “smile,” the claim states.”

Here’s a quick breakdown of the events at the strip club from Reason TV

While a SDPD spokesman stated “Any peace officer shall have free access to any police-regulated business during normal operating hours”, the manager of Cheetah’s said that police have committed these types abuses in the past as well.

The police abused their power under threat of revoking the dancers’ licensing if they failed to comply with the police.

Journalist Radley Balko has this to say about the incident:

“So this was a regulatory operation. But instead of sending a few bureaucrats to do the paperwork, the city of San Diego thought it appropriate to send a team of gun-toting cops to raid the place (similar to recent masked, militarized SWAT raids on massage parlors). Remember, according to the report, there was no suspicion of criminal activity here. This was a routine inspection. Which raises the question: Are all routine, regulatory inspections of San Diego businesses done with raid teams? Is it just strip clubs? Are strippers known for being dangerous? And if the photos were necessary for record-keeping purposes, why was it necessary to photograph the women while they weren’t wearing clothing?”(WaPo)

The lawsuit seeks at least $10,000 in civil rights damages although the exact amount is still unknown.

These new accusations are nothing new for the San Diego Police Department, where two other officers have been recently accused of sexual misconduct. The SDPD’s previous police chief just resigned amid the recent outbreak of scandals, possibly to avoid being caught in the corruption investigations.

The Justice Department is opening a probe into the SDPD with possible criminal charges to be filed.

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

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