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SWAT officer shot in the face breaking into window during no-knock raid | Police State USA

SWAT officer shot in the face breaking into window during no-knock raid | Police State USA

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

SWAT officer shot in the face breaking into window during no-knock raid | Police State USA. KILLEEN, TX — A police officer suffered fatal injuries while performing a pre-dawn no-knock raid on a local residence to  search  for drugs.  Several officers were shot by a resident as they tried to enter an apartment through a […]

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US Unable to Account for $626 Million Worth of Weapons in Afghanistan | The Diplomat

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

US Unable to Account for $626 Million Worth of Weapons in Afghanistan | The Diplomat. The U.S. Department of Defense cannot account for 747,000 weapons and auxiliary military equipment in Afghanistan. By Ankit Panda July 30, 2014 The United States’ Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), in a new report, notes that “747,000 weapons  and […]

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Ohio sheriff sends a bill to Mexican president for cost of jailed Illegals – BizPac Review

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ohio sheriff sends a bill to Mexican president for cost of jailed Illegals – BizPac Review. Fed up with the overwhelming amount of illegals in his jail, an Ohio sheriff sent a bill for the costs to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.   “I sent him a bill for the prisoners that are in my jail. […]

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Family sues Orange County Sheriff’s Office over violent SWAT… | www.wftv.com

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Family sues Orange County Sheriff’s Office over violent SWAT… | www.wftv.com. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A mother and her daughter are suing the Orange County Sheriff’s Office after one of them was injured during a SWAT team search. The women, who didn’t want to be identified, said the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team came looking for […]

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Government agents ‘directly involved’ in most high-profile US terror plots | World news | The Guardian

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Government agents ‘directly involved’ in most high-profile US terror plots | World news | The Guardian. Spencer Ackerman in New York Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants, a new report says. Some of the controversial “sting” operations “were […]

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Revealed: More than 1,000 complaints of NYPD chokeholds in recent years — RT USA

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

#mynypd Revealed: More than 1,000 complaints of NYPD chokeholds in recent years — RT USA. There have been over 1,000 complaints of New York City police misconduct in recent years regarding officers’ use of chokeholds, a city agency that is investigating the incidents said days after a man put into hold by police died in […]

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Snowden: NSA employees routinely pass around intercepted nude photos | Ars Technica

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Snowden: NSA employees routinely pass around intercepted nude photos | Ars Technica. by Cyrus Farivar Edward Snowden has revealed that he witnessed “numerous instances” of National Security Agency (NSA) employees passing around nude photos that were intercepted “in the course of their daily work.” In a 17-minute interview with The Guardian filmed at a Moscow […]

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‘So sue me’: Boehner acts on threat to sue Obama…over delays in Obamacare — RT USA

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘So sue me’: Boehner acts on threat to sue Obama…over delays in Obamacare — RT USA. Speaker of the House John Boehner plans to sue President Barack Obama over the president’s use of executive actions to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare), the Ohio Republican announced Thursday. Boehner recently […]

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Journalism groups blast Obama admin for ‘politically driven suppression of news’ — RT USA

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Journalism groups blast Obama admin for ‘politically driven suppression of news’ — RT USA. In a letter to President Obama, 38 journalism groups criticized his administration for severely limiting access to federal agencies and a general politically-motivated suppression of information despite the president’s pledge of historic transparency. Led by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), […]

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DEA assigned agents who left student for dead in cell to investigate themselves — RT USA

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

DEA assigned agents who left student for dead in cell to investigate themselves — RT USA. An internal Department of Justice watchdog has criticized the US Drug Enforcement Administration for allowing agents that left a college student in a holding cell for an excruciating five days without food or water to then investigate the incident. […]

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US government made at least $100 bn in improper payments last year — RT USA

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

US government made at least $100 bn in improper payments last year — RT USA. The US government estimates that it made about $100 billion in improper payments last year to those not entitled to receive them. The Medicare program only accounted for about half of the amount that was erroneously doled out. Congressional investigators […]

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Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws – The Washington Post

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws – The Washington Post.   By Radley Balko June 26 at 10:27 AM As part of the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent report on police militarization, the Massachusetts chapter of the organization sent open records requests to SWAT teams across that state. It […]

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Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops to Deceive Judges | Threat Level | WIRED

Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops to Deceive Judges | Threat Level | WIRED

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops to Deceive Judges | Threat Level | WIRED. By Kim Zetter Police in Florida have, at the request of the U.S. Marshals Service, been deliberately deceiving judges and defendants about their use of a controversial surveillance tool to track suspects, according to newly obtained emails. At the request of the […]

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‘Welcome to Police Industrial Complex’ – former Philly commissioner — RT USA

‘Welcome to Police Industrial Complex’ – former Philly commissioner — RT USA

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘Welcome to Police Industrial Complex’ – former Philly commissioner — RT USA. Dangerous, alienating, and sociopathic: the policy of arming police to the teeth with military-grade gear shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how crime is solved and what it means for a cop to walk the beat, former Captain Ray Lewis told RT. Nine-foot tall, […]

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Cover-Up in Guantanamo: Torturing to Death, Hiding and Fabricating Evidence, and Calling it Suicide | Global Research

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cover-Up in Guantanamo: Torturing to Death, Hiding and Fabricating Evidence, and Calling it Suicide | Global Research. By Jeff Kaye Global Research, June 10, 2014 The Dissenter 11 June 2014 The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at Guantanamo who attended at least two of three high-profile “suicides” at Guantanamo nearly eight years ago concluded at the […]

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Obama Obstruction of Immigration Law Results In “Urgent Humanitarian Crisis” at Border!

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Obama Obstruction of Immigration Law Results In “Urgent Humanitarian Crisis” at Border!. President Barack Obama, in collaboration with Democrats and RINOs in the US Congress, has arrogantly refused to enforce US borders and immigration laws, and has even acted aggressively to thwart the execution of remedial actions provided for in existing law, most notably deportations. […]

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Police officer safety or surplus zeal: Military equipment spurs debate

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Police officer safety or surplus zeal: Military equipment spurs debate. Mark Alesia, 11:55 p.m. EDT June 7, 2014 In a pole barn in Franklin, sharing space with a motorcycle and a boat, sat an imposing military vehicle designed for battlefields in Iraq or Afghanistan, not the streets of Johnson County. It is an MRAP — […]

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Mendham Township police officer’s lawsuit says he was punished for not profiling younger drivers | NJ.com

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mendham Township police officer’s lawsuit says he was punished for not profiling younger drivers | NJ.com. By Ben Horowitz/The Star-Ledger Email the author | Follow on Twitter A Mendham Township police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming he has been denied a promotion and opportunities for overtime in retaliation for not profiling younger drivers in […]

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Obama Official: Bergdahl “Worthy of Sympathy” if He Joined Taliban to Protest “Psychopath” Platoon Leaders | The Gateway Pundit

Obama Official: Bergdahl “Worthy of Sympathy” if He Joined Taliban to Protest “Psychopath” Platoon Leaders | The Gateway Pundit

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Obama Official: Bergdahl “Worthy of Sympathy” if He Joined Taliban to Protest “Psychopath” Platoon Leaders | The Gateway Pundit. by Kristinn Taylor An Obama administration official floated the idea Wednesday that Bowe Bergdahl was justified in deserting his platoon in Afghanistan and joining the Taliban over disagreements with the platoon’s “psychopath” leadership. Brandon Friedman, Deputy […]

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U.S. Marshals Seize Cops’ Spying Records to Keep Them From the ACLU | Threat Level | WIRED

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. Marshals Seize Cops’ Spying Records to Keep Them From the ACLU | Threat Level | WIRED. By Kim Zetter A routine request in Florida for public records regarding the use of a surveillance tool known as stingray took an extraordinary turn recently when federal authorities seized the documents before police could release them. The surprise […]

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