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https://www.nrtoday.com/news/crime/police-sheriff-accepting-applications-for-citizens-police-academy/article_712d69b3-63fd-5cf6-9ee4-edcdc4ffded6.html

 

Police, sheriff accepting applications for 2018 Citizens Police Academy

 

 

Douglas County residents wanting a behind-the-scenes peek into law enforcement officers’ day-to-day life will once again have an opportunity to peel back the curtain.

 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Roseburg Police Department, in cooperation with Umpqua Community College, are hosting this year’s Citizen Police Academy.

 

The 11-week class will show how local law enforcement agencies are organized and the challenges they face protecting the community.

 

The goal of the workshop is to address common misconceptions and increase cooperation between the community and law enforcement.

 

 

 

 

https://apnews.com/deb3116443b645439ebbc40c7e3d6920/The-Latest:-State-to-track-changes-by-San-Francisco-police

 

The Latest: State to track changes by San Francisco Police

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on California’s attorney general overseeing reforms at the San Francisco Police Department (all times local):

 

12:35 p.m.

 

The San Francisco police chief says his department will be the first in the nation to get voluntary state oversight after the federal government ended a police reform program from the Obama era.

 

San Francisco was among at least 15 departments nationwide that sought help from the U.S. Department of Justice after deadly police shootings or other problems.

 

However, the agency opted last year to no longer provide resources or guidance for the Community Oriented Policing Services program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/opinion/herald-editorials/herald-editorial-why-is-utah-county-afraid-to-talk-about/article_e7c235c5-66be-5223-8bab-530408ba71be.html

 

 

Herald editorial: Why is Utah County afraid to talk about sexual assault?

 

The scandal surrounding former Provo Police Chief John King is now approaching one year old.

 

And yet, it seems the community is just now seeing the tip of the iceberg of his misconduct.

 

In the last week, it was reported that multiple victims alleged claims on Jan. 18 against King and Provo city for misconduct that supposedly took place during King’s time employed by the city as police chief. To be clear, King has not yet been determined guilty of misconduct by any local court.

 

In the last year, we have had access to documents from various investigations and agencies that show repeated, inappropriate behavior exhibited by someone who should have upheld the highest morals, integrity and character in our community.

 

King has been accused of actions including sexual harassment, rape, battery and assault that demand se

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/pasadena/news/article/Pasadena-church-to-host-sheriff-s-Citizens-12551868.php

 

Pasadena church to host sheriff's Citizens' Police Academy

By news and staff reports Published 8:57 am, Monday, February 5, 2018

 

 

  http://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/former-richmond-police-officer-to-spend-life-in-prison-for/article_e1ed9873-4d65-5585-a3ca-acea0b51903a.html

 

 Richmond police officer to spend life in prison for sex acts with child

 

 

 

  Feb 2, 2018 

 

A Richmond police officer was sentenced Friday to life in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

 

Charles Church, 41, of the 1400 block of West Marshall Street, was convicted in July of two sex crimes — object sexual penetration of a child under 13 years and indecent exposure — that occurred in November 2015 when Church was off duty. He was acquitted of sodomy and a second count of object sexual penetration.

 

A conviction of object sexual penetration carries a mandatory life sentence in Virginia, which the jury recommended in July and Richmond Circuit Court Judge Walter W. Stout III confirmed Friday. Stout also suspended a one-year term for the indecent exposure.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattle-pays-company-150k-to-remove-unused-surveillance-cameras/281-514065696?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5a75d1fa04d3017bf9ca0be7&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

 

Seattle pays company $150K to remove unused surveillance cameras

The City of Seattle has budgeted $150,000 to remove surveillance cameras placed around the city. The company hired to remove the cameras have removed more than half the cameras.

 

Published: 8:19 PM PST February 2, 2018

More than two dozen surveillance cameras positioned around Seattle are retiring without a single day of work experience.

 

The Seattle Police Department installed the cameras back in 2013 but were never put into operation after a community outcry.

 

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/other_secrets_of_the_fbi.html

 

 

February 3, 2018

Other Secrets of the FBI

 

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/disgraced-pol-michael-grimm-huge-debt-vanishes-article-1.3793907

 

Former FBI agent  Rep. Michael Grimm gets sweet deal to pay off enormous debt owed to major lobbying firm

BY GREG B. SMITH

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, February 2, 2018, 12:04 AM

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-drop-20180203-htmlstory.html

 

Battling treacherous office chairs and aching backs, aging cops and firefighters miss years of work and collect twice the pay

When Capt. Tia Morris turned 50, after about three decades in the Los Angeles Police Department, she became eligible to retire with nearly 90% of her salary.

 

But like many cops and firefighters in her position, the decision to keep working was a financial no-brainer, thanks to a program that allowed her to nearly double her pay by keeping her salary while also collecting her pension.

 

A month after Morris entered the program, her husband, a detective, joined too. Their combined income for four years in the Deferred Retirement Option Plan was just shy of $2 million, city payroll records show.

 

But the city didn’t benefit much from the Morrises’ experience: They both filed claims for carpal tunnel syndrome and other cumulative ailments about halfway through the program. She spent nearly two years on disability and sick leave; he missed more than two years, according to a Times analysis of city payroll data.

 

T he Morrises are far from alone. In fact, they’re among hundreds of Los Angeles police and firefighters who have turned the DROP program — which has doled out more than $1.6 billion in extra pension payments since its inception in 2002 — into an extended leave at nearly twice the pay, a Times investigation has found.

 

Former Police Capt. Daryl Russell, who collected $1.5 million over five years in the program, missed nearly three of those years because of pain from a bad knee, carpal tunnel and multiple injuries he claimed he suffered after falling out of an office chair.

 

“It was defective,” Russell said of the chair during a recent interview. “I believe the screws underneath came out.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/02/best-book-on-immigration-comes-from-border-patrol-agent-francisco-cantu/

The Best Book on Immigration You Will Read This Year Comes From a Former Border Patrol Agent

Francisco Cantú’s “The Line Becomes a River” is honest, gripping, and wonderfully written.

 

IAN GORDONFEB. 3, 2018 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-police-records-transparency-20180214-story.html

 

Baltimore Police disciplinary records remain shielded despite revelations of misconduct

 

 

 

 

https://apnews.com/cdeaf8715659477898e044c9498d63c1/Ex-detective-waives-hearing-in-false-reports,-tampering-case

 

 

Another detective allowed to retire and collect pension

before being arrested.She waives hearing in false reports, tampering case

 

 

 

PITTSBURGH

 

 A recently retired Pittsburgh homicide detective has waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of filing false police reports and tampering with evidence.

Fifty-one-year-old Margaret Sherwood waived all charges including false swearing, obstruction, hindering apprehension and other offenses before a hearing scheduled last week.

Her attorney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that “We’re going to be ready for trial.” He said earlier that his client didn’t do anything wrong.

An indictment unsealed last month by the state attorney general’s office accuses her of giving false information to prosecutors in two 2014 slayings and trying to scuttle a domestic violence prosecution of a jailhouse informant,

 

 

 

 

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2018/02/jersey_city_cops_says_he_was_reprimanded_after_war.html

 

'Serpico-like situation' inside Jersey City police department, ex-cop ...

NJ.com -

JERSEY CITY — As Jersey City's police department reels from the guilty pleas of 11 cops who have admitted taking corrupt payments related to off-duty jobs, a former cop says in a new lawsuit that he was ostracized and eventually fired after reporting an illegal off-duty detail 10 years ago. Juan Luis ...

Juan Luis Ramos, 44, alleges in the seven-count lawsuit, filed in December in Hudson County Superior Court, that because he was "accused of being a rat," he was reprimanded and ostracized over the course a decade, targeted with at least two internal affairs probes and eventually fired in 2016.

Ramos' lawyer, Lou Zayas, called the atmosphere inside the police department a "Serpico-like situation," referring to Frank Serpico, the New York cop who exposed widespread corruption inside the NYPD starting in the 1960s. 

"The allegations make clear that there's a culture of silence within the police department that discourages police officers from reporting misconduct by other police officers," Zayas told The Jersey Journal.

 

 

 

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/02/19/young-moose-baltimore-cop-corruption/

 

Cop Found Guilty In Scandal Was Called Out By Local Rapper ...

CBS Baltimore / WJZ-

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Baltimore Police detective Daniel Hersl is awaiting sentencing for robbery and other crimes that a jury found him guilty of as part of his role in the Gun Trace Task Force corruption scandal. RELATED: More stories on the Gun Trace Task Force/Baltimore Police corruption ...

 

 

 

https://wydaily.com/local-news/2018/02/19/williamsburg-pd-to-host-coffee-with-a-cop/

 

 

Williamsburg PD to host 'Coffee with a Cop'

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily-

The Williamsburg Police Department will hold a meet and greet called “Coffee with a Cop” at Mama Steve's House of Pancakes on Tuesday, according to a Williamsburg Police Department news release. Residents can stop by between 8 and 10 a.m. for coffee and conversation with local law enforcement.

 

 

http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2018/02/report_overweight_cops_making_nypd_the_fattest_police_department.html

 

Report: Overweight cops making NYPD 'the fattest police department'

Syracuse.com -

"We really are the world's largest police department," one veteran copcomplained to the publication. "We're the fattest police department in the country ... because we have no requirement to stay in shape." Former copJose Vega told the Post that he filed a lawsuit for a job-related disability pension, ...

 

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/cop-arrested-colleagues-hes-suspected-12050732

 

Cop is arrested by his own colleagues as he's suspected of trying to ...

Mirror.co.uk -

Cop is arrested by his own colleagues as he's suspected of trying to blackmail a man who was sleeping with a prostitute. This is the moment a police officer, based in Luton, is arrested by his own colleagues on suspicion of blackmail. Share; Comments. By. Jane Lavender. 12:18, 19 FEB 2018. News ...

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-met-schaumburg-cop-drug-case-what-went-wrong-20180218-story.html

 

A Schaumburg cop was accused of helping run a drug ring. Why the case fell apart the day of his trial remains a mystery

Publicly, the state’s attorney’s office has remained tight-lipped about why the case against ex-cop John Cichy fell apart last week on the day he was to go to trial, despite evidence that they’d said included surveillance footage of him stealing $20,000 of planted cash from a storage locker.

Now attorneys for two other ex-officers who pleaded guilty in the scheme — and are serving long prison sentences — want answers. State’s Attorney Robert Berlin’s office said it will respond “in a prompt and appropriate manner” but did not specify what evidence might be shared, or when. Berlin said in a statement last week that his office had “insufficient admissible evidence” to convict Cichy, citing “recent developments.”

 

 

https://wydaily.com/local-news/2018/02/19/getting-to-know-your-neighborhood-cop-master-police-officer-jamie-lilley/

 

Getting to know your neighborhood cop: Master Police Officer Jamie ...

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Editor's note: This is the first installment of a five-part question and answer series with James City County's five Community Services Unit officers. These officers are assigned to certain areas of the county and work directly with citizens to provide business and home inspections, as well as other servi

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.texasobserver.org/compassionate-cop-taking-a-hard-look-at-lupe-valdez/

 

 

 

Compassionate Cop? Taking a Hard Look at Lupe Valdez’s Record as Dallas Sheriff

At best, Lupe Valdez embraced reforms that years of scandal had forced upon the Dallas County jail. At worst, she downplayed problems and withheld information on jail deaths in the post-Sandra Bland era.

 

by Michael Barajas

@michaelsbarajasFebruary 19, 2018

 

https://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2018/02/a-cop-per-school-minn-senate-leader-raises-that-idea/

cop per school? Minn. Senate leader raises that idea

Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)-

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt speak at a January 2017 Capitol news conference. Tim Pugmire|MPR News. The Minnesota Senate's top Republican said Monday that the state should consider paying for a police presence in every public school. Appearing on an ...

 

 

 

https://medium.com/@LoriHandrahan2/law-enforcement-arrested-for-trading-in-child-rape-ece48164430f

 

Law Enforcement Arrested for Trading in Child Rape

The following summary of 103 law enforcement officers (LEOs) arrested for trading in child rape updates earlier research. In November 2014, I profiled seventy local and state police officers arrested on child pornography related chargesPolice Trading in Child Rape & Torture. My research was out of date almost as soon as I hit publish. A year later I posted When Law Enforcement is the Perpetrator reviewing one month, November 2015, when more than two LEOs per week were in the news for trafficking in child sex abuse. This research is not comprehensive but rather a small sample of LEOs arrested and does not include federal law enforcement. Without institutional support, conducting a complete study of all local, state and federal law enforcement has not been possible.

As for the weak argument someone always seems to make, “there is a certain number of pedophiles in the population and the number within law enforcement is perfectly normal”let me respond. No pedophile should ever wear a badge, carry a gun and swear an oath to serve and protect. Not one person trading in child rape should ever be employed in law enforcement. Ever. Period. If we cannot keep pedophiles out of law enforcement, what kind of country have we become? If law enforcement cannot keep child rapists out of their rankswhat kind of “protection” are we paying for with our tax money?

Imagine, as you read these arrests, you are a parent reporting to police your child has been raped, or is missing or trafficked. How do you think the police here might have handled your complaint? How well do you think your children are being protected? These are real children being raped and tortured in the videos and images. American children. Every time an image/video is shared that child is trafficked again. Far too many police are involved in the trafficking.

For further information, please see the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project (NPMRP) at Cato Institute and the Associated Press (AP) year long investigation, 2015, into police misconduct.

 

 

 

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/florida-shooting-fire-fbi-chief-christoper-wray/

 

Fire the FBI Chief

By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON

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February 18, 2018 4:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.vulgareconomics.com/search/label/syllabus

 

 

 

 

 

Political Economy of Fascism Mini-Course

Posted by Mike Isaacson

This mini-course is designed for popular education and to operate as either a series or as individual stand-alone workshops. The course begins with a review of my zine “You Can’t Punch Every Nazi” as a participatory workshop. The following four classes elaborate on the four layers of fascist doctrine I introduce in the first class. The last class takes account of fascist ideology to build a holistic antifascist theory highlighting existing antifascist praxis. I had originally designed this course for open library courses such as those the NYPL holds regularly.

 

 

 

 

https://www.amny.com/opinion/columnists/leonard-levitt/crunch-time-for-ex-nypd-cop-1.16808736

 

Crunch time for ex-NYPD cop

amNY-

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired McCarthy in December 2015 after a court ordered the release of a video that showed a white Chicago cop, Jason Van Dyke, had shot 16 times into Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old African American, in October 2014. Emanuel had held up the release of the video until ...

 

 

 

Link du jour

 

http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/19/colombian-cop-shoots-man-gun/

 

 

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/02/19/man-shot-lmpd-cop-files-lawsuit/352655002/

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180207102453.htm

 

https://archive.org/stream/MartinsburgPDNotesOnCasolaro#page/n21/mode/2up

 

 

http://www.cnqsmotor.com/en/article_read/High%20Power%20QS%20Motor%203000W-16000W%20273%20Brushless%20DC%20Electric%20Car%20Engine%20Single%20Shaft%20Wheel%20Hub%20Motor%20For%20Sale/566.html

 

 

 

https://electrek.co/2018/02/17/solar-panel-efficiency-bloodsport-records-trina-sunpower-hanergy-thin-film-monoperc/

 

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2018/02/19/cops-lawyer-cross-examines-unarmed-bus-rider-she-shot-back/351746002/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-43125758

 

Police apologise to former Clash roadie over arrest

BBC News-

West Midlands Police has apologised to a man who was assaulted and racially abused during his arrest in Birmingham more than 10 years ago. Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe said she was sorry about the "unsatisfactory conclusion" to Don Lorenzo's complaint after he was thrown down stairs during his arrest.

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https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/crime/bozeman-officer-s-domestic-violence-charge-dismissed-after-prosecution-deferred/article_c0fd2ef9-56f6-5ad2-8067-a9871df53b55.html

 

Bozeman officer’s domestic violence charge dismissed after prosecution deferred

By Whitney Bermes Chronicle Staff Writer Mar 1, 2018 

 

A deferred prosecution agreement means that the state was willing to dismiss the case in return for the defendant agreeing to comply with a number of conditions for a certain time. At the end of that time, if the defendant has complied with the conditions, the state will consider the case closed and not prosecute.

 

In Gaukler’s case, he agreed to a six-month term in which he is not allowed to drink alcohol or go into bars, must get chemical dependency and counseling evaluations and follow any recommendations, participate in parenting classes, have no contact with the alleged victim or come within 1,500 feet of her, and not commit any new crimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://apnews.com/168722cd99654a5cb0d008d6aaadbb68/Arbitrator-reinstates-officer-fired-over-police-kick-video

Arbitrator reinstates police officer fired over police kick video

 

showing office kicking man in head  while man was handcuffed

 

 

 

 

http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2018/03/former_head_of_cleveland_polic_1.html

 

 

 

 head of Cleveland police commission avoids jail time for falsifying records

 

Updated 2:26 PM; Posted 1:08 PM

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/business/washington-1st-state-approve-net-neutrality-rules-article-1.3857456

 

 

Washington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules

 

 

 

 Monday, March 5, 2018, 8:11 P

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/319-nypd-cops-jobs-deceiving-assaulting-new-yorkers-article-1.3857239

 

 

319 NYPD officers keep jobs despite deceiving or assaulting New Yorkers

 

BY  GRAHAM RAYMAN  

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  Monday, March 5, 2018, 6:11 PM

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/mar/05/fbi-hans-bethe/

 

March 5, 2018

The Cold War comes to Cornell: The FBI’s fight to safeguard Hans Bethe’s atomic secrets

The nuclear physicist’s idyllic life in academia became a battleground for international intelligence agencies

Written by Robert Hovden

Edited by Michael Morisy, JPat Brown

After World War II, with the Manhattan Project over and the Cold War heating up, the grandfather of the atomic bomb, Professor Hans Bethe, returned to the quiet college town of Ithaca, New York to resume his research. After years of political intrigue and moral dilemma, it was a welcome return to academia. But even at remote Cornell University, an international game of spy-vs-spy would follow Bethe, complete with Soviet agents, a love triangle, and America’s most dangerous secrets.

 

 

Much of Bethe’s legacy is well known - his unstoppable scientific mind helped lead to the atomic bomb, only for him to spend the rest of his life lobbying against its further development. Bethe was dubbed America’s “scientist of conscience” for his legacy of extraordinary breakthroughs and his cognizance of the dangers they brought. But less well known is how the intrigue of the Manhattan Project trailed him no matter where Bethe went, with his secretive work helping shape the modern world order.

 

Bethe’s records, released publicly through a MuckRock FOIA request and the Central Intelligence Agency’s CREST database, detail how the Soviet Union and the United States deployed spies to follow and befriend the professor as he tried to start a new life after the war.

 

 

 

https://nationonenews.com/2018/03/05/failure-fbi-violated-guidelines-obtain-carter-page-fisa-warrant/

 

 

Failure: FBI violated its own guidelines to obtain Carter Page FISA ...

Nation One News

It is up to one of the judges sitting on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to decide if the evidence meets the standard of probable cause that a surveillance target is acting as an agent of a foreign power. Ron Hosko, a former FBI assistant director for criminal investigations, said that FBI agents working on FISA cases ...

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/05/judicial-watch-sues-doj-for-bruce-and-nellie-ohr-records-related-to-fusion-gps-anti-trump-dossier.html

 

Judicial Watch sues DOJ for Bruce and Nellie Ohr records related to Fusion GPS, anti-Trump dossier

 

 

 

 

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article203535729.html

 

FBI will brief House committees on Parkland shooting failures

McClatchy Washington Bureau-

The FBI will brief a pair of House committee so Tuesday on its admitted failures to follow up on warnings about the alleged Parkland high school shooter. ... The special agent in charge of the Miami Division, Robert Lasky, addresses the media about the FBI not contacting Nikolas Cruz after multiple tips warned Cruz might ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/detective-accused-perjury-sparks-call-nypd-transparency-article-1.3853350

NYPD detective’s perjury charge sparks call for more transparency in police discipline

BY  THOMAS TRACY  

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

  

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 6:26 PM

 

 

https://apnews.com/29ac53868b794270a7c6a147b66132ec/Prosecutor-defends-not-releasing-911-call-in-police-shooting

 

 

 

Prosecutor defends not releasing 911 call in police shooting

 

 

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/03/cleveland_sex_crimes_unit_faces_scrutiny_as_questions_about_priorities_and_staffing_resurface.html

 

Cleveland  Police sex crimes unit faces scrutiny as questions about priorities and staffing resurface

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Lawsuit-SAPD-detective-strip-searched-woman-in-12724529.php

 

 

 

Lawsuit: SAPD detective strip searched woman in public area

By Emilie Eaton

 

Updated 10:34 pm, Friday, March 2, 2018

 

 

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/five-senators-want-to-know-why-the-fbi-hasnt-restored-missing-crime-data/

 

MAR. 2, 2018 AT 1:05 PM

Five Senators Want To Know Why The FBI Hasn’t Restored Missing Crime Data

 

 

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/georgia-cop-guilty-telling-drug-dealer-about-fbi-wiretap/AOkTBCsczw3Hbu6MyXlo3H/

 

 

Georgia cop guilty of telling drug dealer about FBI wiretap

  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 2:50 p.m Friday, March 2, 2018  Atlant

 

 

 

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/03/02/fbi-steps-into-asheville-police-brutality-investigation/388344002/

 

FBI raises questions amid Asheville police brutality probe

Joel Burgess, jburgess@citizen-tim

 

 

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-oaks-informant-20180301-story.html

 

Lawyers for Sen. Nathaniel Oaks say FBI used 'professional set-up ...

Baltimore Sun-Mar 1, 2018

Lawyers for state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks say federal authorities deployed an informant who collects a six-figure annual paycheck from the FBI to entrap the Baltimore Democrat. In court papers filed Thursday, Oaks' defense team identified the informant as William Myles. But to Oaks, he was Mike Henley, ...

 

 

 

 

http://www.lowellsun.com/opinion/ci_31708683?source=AP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NYPD cadet busted for DUI after driving the wrong way down Bronx street, hitting ambulance 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 12:49 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NYPD sergeant accused of misconduct failed to record his actions in memo book

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:51 PM
 
 
 
 

NYPD detective known for bursting into homes sued 23 times costing city $280G

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:03 PM
 
 
 
 
 

 FBI — ‘Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity’ — Still Working on Diversity 

The nation’s top federal law enforcement agency is overwhelmingly white, and its top officials acknowledge that’s “a huge operational risk.”

 
 
 
 
 
 

New Text Msgs Reveal FBI Agent was Friends with Judge in Flynn Case

Congressional members say DOJ stonewalling information on FBI texts

 
 
 
 

Sacramento County deputies accused of stealing from dementia patient, sending her to the Philippines

 
 
 
 
Link du jour
 
 
 
 

NYPD captain’s wife claims he abused her, says department is ‘blue mob’ for protecting him

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 4:41 AM
 
 
 

ACLU BATTLES VOTER-SUPPRESSION ARCHITECT KOBACH IN KANSAS COURT

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Mentally ill prisoner died in California jail as deputies watched, video reveals

Deputies sometimes laughed as the man, who had been strapped naked to a chair for 46 hours, writhed on the floor of his cell 

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Jacksonville summer camp gives week of hands-on access to teenagers

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Know Your Rights: A warning to activists about the FBI

 
 
 
 
 

Arizona man convicted in 2015 Texas attack seeks new trial

 
 
 
 
 

City paid $325,000 to NYPD detective who said disgraced SVU lieutenant sexually abused her for years, including on 9/11

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9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
            Draft Agenda for 6/27/18 Teleconference           


8pm (ET)/5pm (PT)   Teleconference #  (641) 715-0632    Access code: 551571#
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Greetings all,

This month we'll begin by welcoming back Michael Springman, who will report on the May New Horizons conference in Iran, which he (and other notables including Kevin Barrett) attended.  Should be invigorating!
 
Then  we feature Vietnam veteran Geoff O’Neill, who will discuss his recent article in Truth and Shadows in which he examines the damaging myth that America is superior to all other countries, and how this myth has facilitated horrific U.S. wars and interventions around the world since 9/11.

We'll wrap up with a report of the Deep Truth, Visionaries Speak Out conference in New York last month, by its organizers Cat McGuire and our own Teleconference facilitator, Cheryl Curtiss

As always, we'll reserve time for your announcements.

Please join us Wednesday night for these latest currents in the Truth movement! 

Peace,
Ken Freeland
Cheryl Curtiss
Craig McKee


DRAFT AGENDA for Wednesday 27 June Teleconference

I Roll call, minutes approval (see below)l, agenda approval (5 min)

II Report on the New Horizons conference in Iran/May 2018.  [Mike Springman]  (Cheryl Curtiss} (15 min. & 15 Q&A)
     
III THE AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM MYTH AND THE SELLING OF U.S. DOMINATION [Geoff O’Neil] {Craig McKee}
(10-15 min + Q&A)
 
IV Report on the Deep Truth: Visionaries Speak Out conference in New York [Cat McGuire and/or Cheryl Curtiss] (10 min + Q&A)

V  Announcements

* VI Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern (if any remaining time):        •    New articles, books, films, or recent news about 9/11 or other Deep State crimes
* 9/11 and the Deep State on the legal front, including current adjudicatory efforts by Lawyers for 9/11 Inquiry, JASTA, 28 pages, William Pepper’s efforts with AE911Truth against NIST and the Dept. of Commerce
* Censorship and cognitive infiltration: new examples of censorship or harassment of members of the Truth community;  MSM treatment of 9/11 Truth
* Google censorship
* The 9/11 Consensus Panel
    •    9/11 Truth political candidates      VII Adjournment (by 9:30 p Eastern)
 
This draft agenda sent to:    John Heartson, Don DeBar, Scott Halfmann, Steven E. Jones, William Rodriguez, David Ray Griffin, William Douglas, Steve Alten , Tom Tvedten, Justin Martel, Les Jamieson, Michael Jackman, Michael Wolsey, Peggy Brewster, Barrie Zwicker, Erik Lawyer, Gabriel Day, Kevin Barrett, PhD, Carol Brouillet, Mia Hamel, Paul Craig Roberts, Jack Blood, Diana (for investigar11s.org), Cheryl Curtiss, Jodie Baltazar, Jarek Kupsc, Joseph Culp, Ken Jenkins, Ellen Mariani, Gerhard Bedding,  Jack Shimek, Paul Krik, Rock Creek Free Press, Damon Bean, Allan Giles, Kyle Hence, Michael Berger, Dylan Avery,  Jason Burmas, Mike Palecek, Donald Stahl, Ray McGovern, Cynthia McKinney, Ph,D, Don Plummer, Doug Wight, Global Outlook,  Paul Zarembka, Penny Little, Bob Cable, Suzanne Warson, Peter Thottam, Ralph Schoenman, Carol Wolman, Scholars for 911 Truth & Justice, Hummux, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Frank Morales, Frank Tolopko, Alan Miller, James Hufferd, Ph.D., Erik Larson, Ted Walter , Suzanne Warson, Frederick Coward, Gordon Duff, Sherri Kane, Leonard Horowitz, William Woodward, Jerry Mazza, William Pepper, Wayne Madsen, David Kimball, Jeffrey Orling, Michael Marino, Lenny Mather, Ken Freeland, Tania Torres, Graeme MacQueen, Yumi Kikuchi, Stuart Hutchison, Roland Angle, Frank Agamemnon , Harold Hilton, Phil Restino, Rich McCampbell, John Zito, Manny Badillo, John Hankey, Oskar Mosquito, Edwin Jewett, Ms Anisa Fattah, Robert Barron, Shelton Lankford, Matthew Hayward, Anna Yeisley, Chris Pratt, Craig Ranke, Susan Lindauer, Barbara Honegger, Democritus Blantayre, Joseph Baltar, Jim Hogue, Sheila Casey, Steve Martin, Ben Collet, Elizabeth Woodward,  Runyan Wilde, Susan Wolfe, Adam Ruff, Conrad Gilber. Jonathan Mark, Tonya Sneed, Dan Sutton, Richard Krushnic, Mark Crispin Miller, Byron Belitsos, George Ripley, Laurie Manwell ,  Susan Serpa, Nicolas Guillermo, Dwain Deets, Craig McKee, Steve Fahrney; Fran Shure; David Petrano, Lawrence Fine, A.K. Dewdney, Steve De'ak, Allan Rees, Art Olivier, Ron Avery, Michael Booth, Jim Fetzer, Laura Katleman, Don Gibbs, Mark Basile, John-Michael Talboo, Julian Stroh, Christopher Gruener, Elias Davidsson, Martin McGee, Adnan Zuberi, Jan Ravensbergen, Rich Aucoin (in memoriam), David Hooper, Wayne Coste, P.E., Don Fox, Bill Wilt, William Jacoby, Ron Neils, John Campbell, Dan Hennen, Barton Bruce, Cheri Aspenleiter, Stephen Phillips, Dick Atlee, Lynn Ertrell, Nita Renfrew. Frank Tolopko, Mark McDonald, Christopher Bollyn, John Paul OMalley, Rodger Bories, Mark Snyder, Jane Clark, Richard Sacks, Tim Michel, Lynn Bradbury, Xander Arena, David Cole, Rick Tufts, Jerry Turner, Rick Shaddock, Rebecca Schmoyer, Mark Mckertich, Kip Beckford, Doug West, PF Soto, Dennis Cimino, Jane Clark, Charles Ewing Smith, Lucy Morgan Edwards, Pablo Novi, David Rolde, Gregory Flynn, Pat O'Connell, Jeff Long, Greg McCarron, Andy Steele, Thomas Robichaud, Doug Mackenzie, Peter Michael Ketcham, Gene Laratonda, Karl Golovin, Steve Jarrott, Neil Marquis, Matt Van Slyke, Tony Hall, Ph.D, Ibrahim Soudy. Ph.D., Mike Springman, Ezra Smith, Samuel Smith, Janane Tripp, Daniel Fielding, Gerald Pechenuk, Ralph Lopez, Robert Griffin, Linda McPherson, Marie Spike, Kathy Allard, PhD, Trina Silvers, Julio Gomez, Ann Hendricks, Malcolm Arnold, Nooria Ghafoor


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Draft minutes for May 30, 2018
June 18, 2018
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call
 
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Draft minutes for the Wed., May 30, 2018 regular conference call

Present were:

Ken Freeland, Teleconference co-facilitator, Houston 9/11Truth
Cheryl Curtiss, Teleconference co-facilitator, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Wayne Coste, TAP
Peter Michael Ketcham, formerly of NIST
Marti Hopper, Colorado 9/11 Truth
David Rolde, Boston 9/11 Truth
Dan Hennen, AE911Truth
Gregory Flynn
Karl Golovin, 9/11 activist
Jessica Coco
Richard Gage, AE911Truth
Kelly David, AE911Truth
Claudio Marty, I am the Face of Truth
Mark Miller
Charles Ewing Smith
Bill Wilt, Congressional candidate
Trina Silvers, TAP
Martin McGee
Ann Hendricks
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Barton Bruce, Boston 9/11 Truth
Barbara Honegger, Monterey 9/11 Truth
Marie Spike, TAP
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
 
The minutes of the April 25, 2018 conference call were APPROVED.

The amended draft agenda was APPROVED.
 
The Face of Truth
Claudio Marty gave the teleconference a summary of his grassroots campaign called “I Am the Face of Truth,” which offers 9/11 truth banners for Facebook profile photos. For more information or to contact Claudio for a banner, go to http://iamthefaceoftruth.com/ or to the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/911AwarenessProfilePics/about/

Pentagon video
Wayne Coste made a presentation arguing that the two official Pentagon videos are actually not synchronized as Massimo Mazzucco contends in his film September 11: The New Pearl Harbor.

Gage and Honegger in Europe
Richard Gage and Barbara Honegger described their joint speaking engagements in Europe. Videos will be available soon.

Left Forum cancellations and alternative forum
Cat McGuire explained how the Left Forum, again this year, refused all the panels that she and Cheryl Curtiss had proposed. Among the subjects refused were Zionism, false flags and geoengineering. Jessica Coco talked about a panel she was involved in on the subject of chemtrails that was also turned down. Cat also explained the plans for the alternative online conference that was organized instead (the same idea as last year’s “Left Out Forum” although with a name change to “Deep Truth: Visionaries Speak Out”). For more information, go to www.deeptruth.info. To watch video of the panels, go to you http://noliesradio.org/deeptruth . While the videos will be offered free of charge, donations will help defray the costs incurred by No Lies Radio and would be greatly appreciated. Barbara Honegger also mentioned that the Left Forum did accept a panel featuring the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry and that this can be watched through No Lies Radio.

JFK vigil
Karl Golovin told the teleconference about the “Peaceably Assemble for Truth: From JFK to 9/11” vigil that was to be held on June 10 in Washington, D.C. (www.jfkvigil.com and www.anidealiveson.net)  
 
1. Announcements        1.    Wayne Coste said he has just released a 5 hour and 40 minute presentation dealing with the damage done at the Pentagon on 9/11 that he says answers a “challenge” from the 9/11 Consensus Panel. He said the presentation can be found by Googling “9/11 Consensus Panel.”
2. Barbara Honegger said she had received an email from Elizabeth Woodworth, co-founder of the 9/11 Consensus Panel denying that the challenge Wayne cited was ever issued.







http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/06/28/breaking-news/former-cop-admits-to-staging-burglary-and-burning-own-car/

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Former Honolulu police officer admits to staging burglary and burning own car
By Nelson Daranciang  June 28, 2018 Updated June 29, 2018 10:35am




https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/cop-who-killed-caroline-small-shoots-self-after-killing-wife-man/R4pDsnaw9JpPB1pTtpqJGP/
Ga. cop who killed Caroline Small shoots self after killing wife, man
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Lt. Robert C. Sasser had a well-documented history of misconduct as a Glynn County police officer, but nothing outdid his final spectacle of violence Thursday when he shot and killed his estranged wife and her boyfriend, before fatally shooting himself in the head.
The incident has left authorities in Glynn County exposed to charges that one of their own was given special treatment that led to Thursday’s killings. Sasser was one of the most notorious officers in Georgia after the brutal 2010 shooting death of Caroline Small where he and another officer sprayed bullets across the windshield of the unarmed mother. Both officers escaped punishment and kept their badges and guns, despite strong evidence the shooting was unjustified.



https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/06/29/oakland-cop-photographed-sleeping-on-the-job/


Oakland cop photographed apparently sleeping on the job



http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-cop-killed-police-chase-lawsuit-20180628-story.html

Family of off-duty Chicago cop killed in high-speed crash while fleeing police sues city
    Chicago Tribune

The family of Taylor Clark, an off-duty Chicago police officer who died after running a red light and striking and killing another motorist at Roosevelt Road and Kostner Avenue last summer, is suing the city, claiming wrongful death.
In court papers filed Wednesday, exactly a year after the fatal collision, Clark’s family said Officers Jamie Jawor and Mark Mueller initiated a high-speed pursuit of Clark’s Jeep without legal justification for doing so.



https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/crime--law/alleged-sex-assault-victims-cop-file-civil-suits-against-him-village/DcQtenje1ojV9A9RRxIb3K/

Alleged sex assault victims of ex-cop file civil suits against him, village
June 29, 2018
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Phillipsburg police Chief Mark Wysong knew about Justin Sanderson’s alleged checkered and sexually-charged work history when he hired Sanderson as a police officer, according to federal lawsuits brought by two of Sanderson’s alleged sexual assault




http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/diaspora/british-woman-cop-sacked-for-racist-slurs-against-spice-of-punjab-staff/613377.html

Posted at: Jul 1, 2018, 6:12 PM; last updated: Jul 1, 2018, 10:36 PM (IST)
British woman cop sacked for 'racist' slurs against Spice of Punjab staff




http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-oneill-lesandro-video-20180629-story.html
Cops accused of not helping teen killed in Bronx machete attack acted properly, O'Neill says

By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

JUN 29, 2018 | 1:05 PM





http://ticklethewire.com/2018/06/29/ex-chief-counsel-for-ice-sentenced-to-4-years-for-identity-theft-scheme/


Ex-Chief Counsel for ICE Sentenced to 4 Years For Identity Theft Scheme

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20180629/protester-finds-fbi-on-tail-after-yohos-gun-range-invite
Black Protester finds FBI on tail after Yoho’s gun-range invite



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/29/us/police-taser-black-man.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=7&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2018%2F06%2F29%2Fus%2Fpolice-taser-black-man.html&eventName=Watching-article-





https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/06/20/the-brilliant-black-woman-who-defended-the-accused-killer-of-jfks-mistress-part-1/


DEEP STATE POLITICS
JUNE 20, 2018 | PETER JANNEY
THE BRILLIANT BLACK WOMAN WHO DEFENDED THE ACCUSED KILLER OF JFK’S MISTRESS, PART 1
An Excerpt from Mary’s Mosaic




http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-nypd-panel-internal-discipline-20180621-story.html


Discipline for NYPD officers, focus of recent News stories, to be reviewed by outside panel


By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 21, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Discipline for NYPD officers, focus of recent News stories, to be reviewed by outside panel

By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 21, 2018 | 6:00 PM




http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-ny-race-ohio-cop-20180622-story.html
White Ohio cop fired for detaining daughter's black boyfriend without cause: 'We'll make s--t up as we go along'

By JOSEPH BARRACATO



tps://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-southern-poverty-law-center-has-lost-all-credibility/2018/06/21/22ab7d60-756d-11e8-9780-b1dd6a09b549_story.html?utm_term=.0c591470f821


The Southern Poverty Law Center has lost all credibility




https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/jun/07/feynman-nightmare-fuel/

The nightmare fuel hidden in Richard Feynman’s FBI file
by JPat Brown
June 07, 2018
Two hundred pages into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s copious file on the famed physicist Richard Feynman, and the reader is treated to a quite the surprise: A bizarre collage of what appears to be Feynman’s face alongside large swaths of redacted text, with a few cryptic phrases like “doubt everything” and “is a God” left intact. It is unclear if the redaction are original, or are the work of the FBI.
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https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/may/20/casolaro-update/

Recently released evidence shows FBI may have investigated Danny Casolaro’s death through 2017
by Emma Best
May 20, 2018
Following a FOIA appeal, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has released ten new pages of their investigation into links between the PROMIS scandal, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and the mysterious death of Danny Casolaro. FOIA lawyers and experts are divided as to whether this new release implies the Bureau previously improperly cited the “open investigation” exemption, or whether it had stopped being applicable between the initial FOIA response and the appeal.
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https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/may/17/ernest-hemingway-fbi-ii/

Ernest Hemingway’s death significantly improved his relationship with the FBI
by JPat Brown
May 17, 2018
As we’ve written about before, Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation would charitably be described as “strained.” Hemingway would tell anybody who’d listen that he thought the Bureau were a bunch of Nazi mediocrities, and the FBI in turn dismissed Hemingway as a drunken phony. As his file shows, however, all of that changed when Hemingway finally did something the Bureau agreed with: he died.
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https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/jun/13/the-moscone-milk-assassinations/

June 13, 2018
FBI file contains evidence of a possible conspiracy behind the Moscone-Milk Assassinations
Nearly five years after Harvey Milk’s death, Bureau spoke to a man who claimed he had tried to warn the city about his murderer, Dan White
Written by Joey Del Ponte
Edited by JPat Brown
Despite ample evidence of premeditation, public knowledge of political and personal clashes, and a taped confession, Dan White was charged with voluntary manslaughter after he assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and



https://theintercept.com/2018/06/24/students-for-justice-in-palestine-fbi-sjp/


THE FBI IS USING UNVETTED, RIGHT-WING BLACKLISTS TO QUESTION ACTIVISTS ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE
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https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/10/jail-knew-officer-facing-drug-charges-had-a-history-when-hired/

 

 

 

Jail knew officer facing drug charges had a history when hired

The Cumberland County case brings to light nebulous hiring standards among Maine jails in vetting corrections applicants.

 

 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/12/08/fbi-says-proud-boys-are-not-an-extremist-group-after-all/?eId=38b0f935-3cc1-49e6-855e-df1f62e450f4&eType=EmailBlastContent&utm_term=.d4085a57332c

FBI says the Proud Boys are not an extremist group after all

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-police-baby-video-20181209-story.html

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson calls for probe into video showing cops yanking baby from woman on the floor

 

By ESHA RAY  and REUVEN BLAU

 

DEC 09, 2018 | 3:30 PM 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-corrections-officer-shooting-yonkers-20181208-story.html

Bloody confrontation between three Westchester correction officers leaves one dead, two wounded

 

By ELIZABETH KEOGH  and THOMAS TRACY

 

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

DEC 08, 2018 | 2:15 PM 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/12/07/charges-against-boston-officer-disappear-after-private-court-hearing

 

 

 

 

Charges against Boston officer disappear after private court hearing

 

 

 

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-sheriff-rank-reassessment-pins-20181207-story.html

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells hundreds of top staff to hand in résumés and temporarily remove rank insignia

 

By MAYA LAU

 

DEC 07, 2018 | 9:10 PM 

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-fullerton-police-chief-20181207-story.html

Former Fullerton police chief and a captain are charged with battery after attacking paramedics during concert

 

 

By ANDREA CASTILLO

 

DEC 07, 2018 | 9:25 PM 

 

 

Checkpoint

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2018/12/08/air-force-failed-six-times-keep-guns-texas-church-shooter-before-he-killed-report-finds/?utm_term=.67ab2d08e75c

 

 

 

Air Force failed 6 times to keep guns from Texas church shooter before he killed 26, report finds

 

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-cop-fired-shots-hitting-bystanders-bronx-shootout-20181206-story.html

NYPD officer fired 27 times in wild Bronx shootout, striking suspect and two innocent bystanders: sources

 

By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , WES PARNELL  and JOHN 

 

 

 

 

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/dec/05/virginia-doc-tampon-ban/

 

 

 

Deny, delay, release: Virginia DOC finally issues tampon ban memo

by Tom Nash

December 05, 2018

The Virginia Department of Corrections came under national scrutiny in September when visitors learned they would not be allowed to wear tampons or menstrual cups, citing them as an apparent contraband risk. A FOIA request for a more thorough explanation of the tampon ban - through policy documents and a log of contraband incidents alluded to in the Times - revealed a two-month wait of rejection, denial and, finally, the single-page document behind the ban.

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https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/dec/04/timothy-leary-reagan-troll/

 

 

 

While escaping from prison, Timothy Leary took time to troll Ronald Reagan

by JPat Brown

December 04, 2018

While Timothy Leary’s 1970 escape from a minimum security prison in California with the aid of The Weathermen is the stuff of countercultural legend, recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files reveal a lesser-known detail of the incident: Leary’s ruthless trolling of then Governor Ronald Reagan.

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https://www.decaturdaily.com/news/morgan_county/morgan-sheriff-s-subpoena-of-fbi-rejected-lawyer-says-irs/article_8d2e1478-b4e4-5e99-a1fd-65dc099a1542.html

 

Morgan sheriff’s subpoena of FBI rejected; lawyer says IRS probing food money

  • By Eric Fleischauer Metro Editor Dec 6, 2018 Updated 23 hrs ago

 

https://www.delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rape-evidence-invalid-elmer-daniels-released-after-nearly-40-years

 

Bad FBI Rape Evidence Invalid, Elmer Daniels Released After Nearly 40 Years

 

 

 

https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2018/12/whistleblower-advocates-attorneys-condemn-fbi-raid-on-clinton-foundation-whistleblower/

 

 

Whistleblower Advocates, Attorneys Condemn FBI Raid On Clinton Foundation Whistleblower

Posted by:  Richard Pollock  in  In The News December 6, 2018 0

 

 

 

https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/nation/feds-ex-baltimore-police-officer-admitted-misconduct-expanding-scope-of/article_7c219a0a-73ec-5fa8-bd42-d8104762f6ca.html

 

Baltimore police officer admitted misconduct, expanding scope of corruption probe

  • By Justin Fenton The Baltimore Sun (TNS) Dec 6, 2018 Updated 9 hrs ago

 

 

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/420131-feds-received-whistleblower-evidence-in-2017-alleging-clinton-foundation

 

Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing

BY JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR —  12/06/18 04:30 PM EST

 

 

 

https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-email-thread-likely-to-raise-tough-questions-for-comey_2732390.html

 

FBI Email Thread Likely to Raise Tough Questions for Comey

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV

December 6, 2018 Updated: December 6, 2018

 

 

 

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/crime/dea-agent-facing-bribery-conspiracy-charges-has-ties-to-jacksonville/77-621905034

 

DEA agent facing bribery, conspiracy charges has ties to Jacksonville

He was hired to keep drugs out of Florida, now a DEA agent is accused of working with drug dealers to bring them in.

 

 

 

https://ktxs.com/news/abilene/another-abilene-police-officer-files-lawsuit-against-the-city

Another Abilene police officer files a lawsuit against the city

by John Ru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/12/02/larry-mcdonald-communists-deep-state-222726

 

 

 

 

The Congressman Who Created His Own Deep State. Really.

 

When he feared communists were infiltrating America, Larry McDonald 

 extreme measures — building his own intelligence-gathering arm.

 

 

By ZACH DORFMAN

 December 02, 2018

 

 

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny-news-border-agent-defended-murders-of-sex-workers-20181205-story.html

Border agent claimed he killed four sex workers in Texas to 'clean up' streets, prosecutor says

 

By NANCY DILLON

 

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

DEC 05, 2018 | 7:45 PM 

 

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-drop-20181205-story.html

 

Controversial L.A. police and fire retirement plan more expensive than promised to voters, report says

 

 

By JACK DOLAN

 

DEC 05, 2018 | 4:00 AM 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/05/antifa-charges-california-activists-stabbing

Anti-fascists were stabbed at a neo-Nazi rally. Then police tried to charge them

 

Revealed: California has not prosecuted anyone for the stabbings, but sought hundreds of charges against counter-protesters

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-protest-lawsuit-glomar-arguments-20181204-story.html

Judge presses city lawyer over NYPD's response to protesters seeking records on alleged surveillance tactics

 

By SHAYNA JACOBS

 

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

 

 

 

by John RupoloThursday, December 6th 2018

 

 

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2018/12/06/uniontown-pennsylvania-state-police-federal-lawsuit-civil-rights-daylan-mclee-american-legion/stories/201812060126

 

Uniontown man sues state police; claims troopers lied during malicious prosecution

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/06/673763327/baltimores-new-police-commissioner-would-be-city-s-5th-in-4-years

 

Baltimore's New Police Commissioner Would Be City's 5th In 4 Years

 

 

 

December 6, 2018

 

 

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/us/alabama-mall-shooting-emantic-bradford-father/index.html

 

 

Dad of man killed by police in Alabama mall gets apology but few answers

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

 

Updated 1:21 PM ET, Thu December 6, 2018

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-nypd-sergeant-arrested-dwi-struck-cyclist-20181206-story.html

NYPD sergeant faces DWI charges after crashing into cyclist in Manhattan: cops

 

By JOHN ANNESE

 

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

DEC 06, 2018 | 7:50 PM 

 

 

 

 

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/12/05/aclu-boston-police-lawsuit-william-gross

 

The ACLU vs. Boston police: What to know about the ‘paper warriors’ Facebook flareup

"When we do these things, there's repercussions."

 

 

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/05/saudi-backed-lobbyist-paid-for-500-rooms-at-trumps-d-c-hotel-just-after-election/

 

 

 

Saudi-backed lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s D.C. hotel just after election

The bookings were for an unorthodox campaign that offered U.S. military veterans a free trip to Washington if they went to Capitol Hill to lobby against a law the Saudis opposed. 

BY DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD AND JONATHAN O'CONNELLTHE WASHINGTON POST

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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-louisiana-resisting-arrest-hate-crime-cops-article-1.2955185

KING: Louisiana police chief charging people with a felony hate crime, punishable by 10 years in prison, if they resist arrest

 

 

By SHAUN KING

 

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

JAN 25, 2017 | 11:04 AM 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/murders-are-going-unsolved-in-dc-the-police-chief-is-silent/2019/02/01/01cf32ca-2590-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html?utm_term=.527d74ca286c

 

 

Multiple D.C. police officers have abused underage girls. Where’s the accountability?

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-lapd-employee-charged-with-murder-20190201-story.html

LAPD employee charged with murdering his wife and son

 

By STORM GIFFORD

 

FEB 01, 2019 | 6:28 PM 

 

 

 

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-chp-overtime-officers-investigation-20190201-story.html

 

 

Dozens of CHP officers suspected of faking overtime are temporarily relieved of duty

The investigation found evidence that officers exaggerated the number of hours they worked in protection details for Caltrans workers doing freeway maintenance.

By RICHARD WINTON

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-disciplinary-panel-review-20190201-story.html

 

 

Bombshell report says NYPD's disciplinary process is secretive, 'susceptible to pressure'

 

 

By ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , GRAHAM RAYMAN  and THOMAS TRACY

 

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https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-news-st-louis-police-officer-consumed-alcohol-shooting-russian-roulette-20190201-story.html

St. Louis police officer allegedly 'consumed alcohol' before killing fellow cop in game of Russian Roulette

 

By JESSICA SCHLADEBECK

 

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

FEB 01, 2019 | 10:20 AM 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/01/sacramento-rally-fbi-kkk-domestic-terrorism-california

Revealed: FBI investigated civil rights group as 'terrorism' threat and viewed KKK as victims

 

Bureau spied on California activists, citing potential ‘conspiracy’ against the ‘rights’ of neo-Nazis

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-queens-cop-arrested-bar-brawl-20190131-story.html

Off-duty NYPD officer beat man bloody in bar brawl, then lied - prosecutors

 

By JOHN ANNESE

 

| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

JAN 31, 2019 | 10

Crooked lieutenant who blew whistle on favors in NYPD License Division sentenced to 18 months

 

 

 

 

STEPHEN REX BROWN

 

 

 https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-license-division-lieutenant-sentenced-20190131-story.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-sheriff-plans-20190130-story.html

Sheriff Alex Villanueva has harsh criticism for predecessor's jail reform efforts

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Multiple-Fairfield-police-officers-disciplined-13578919.php

 

Multiple Fairfield police officers disciplined for sexual advances, records show

 

Megan Cassidy Jan. 31, 2019 Updated: Jan. 31, 2019 5:22 p.m.

 

 

Three Fairfield police officers engaged in sexual misconduct with members of the public. Four others had sustained findings of dishonesty — they withheld evidence, committed forgery or falsified reports. And several other officers used a level of force that broke bones, required surgeries and killed two people.

These are the findings of more than two decades of internal investigations recently unsealed by the Fairfield Police Department.

 

 

 

https://www.courthousenews.com/federal-judge-green-lights-chicago-police-reforms/

 

Federal Judge Green-Lights Chicago Police Reforms 

January 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.muckrock.com/foi/rhode-island-82/law-enforcement-trip-to-israel-rhode-island-state-police-61897/

 

law enforcement trip to israel (Rhode Island State Police)

Leila Young sent this request to the Rhode Island State Police of Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.courthousenews.com/judge-advances-case-against-cops-who-killed-mans-dog/

 

Judge Advances Case Against Cops Who Killed Man’s Dog 

January 30, 2019

 

 

https://www.courthousenews.com/attorney-san-diego-violates-protesters-first-amendment-rights/

 

 

Judge Advances Protesters’ Free Speech Lawsuit Against San Diego Police 

January 30, 2019

 

 

 

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/taneytown-police-chief-resigns-wednesday-after-fbi-executes-search-warrant-at-department/26099842

 

Taneytown police chief resigns after the FBI executes search warrant at department

 

 

https://boingboing.net/2019/01/31/hoover-n-co.html

 

The FBI invented a fictitious "abortion extremist" movement, then warned local cops about potential acts of domestic terror from it

 

 

http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/if-you-want-to-learn-about-the-fbis-investigation-of-the-las-vegas-massacre-you-will-have-to-pay-3000-and-travel-to-california/2019/01/31

 

 

If you want to learn about the FBI’s investigation of the Las Vegas Massacre you will have to pay $3,000 and travel to California

BY DOUG POPPA · JANUARY 31, 2019 · 2 COMMENTS

 

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/2019/01/31/blue-wall-of-silence-policing-the-usa-cops-community/2604929002/

Why an ex-FBI agent decided to break through the blue wall of silence

Philip Hayden, Opinion contributorPublished 12:28 p.m. ET Jan. 31, 2019 | Updated 12:30 p.m. ET Jan. 31, 2019

 

 

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/all-we-are-asking-for-is-a-fair-trial-molly-and-tom-martens-murder-appeal-begins-37771155.html

 

'All we are asking for is a fair trial' - Molly and FBI agent Tom Martens' murder appeal begins

 

 

https://www.theepochtimes.com/testimony-reveals-fbi-official-in-charge-of-clinton-trump-probes-was-excluded-from-key-meetings-decisions_2786159.html

 

 

Bill Priestap, then-Assistant Director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Dec. 12, 2018. (Jennifer Zeng/The Epoch Times)

Testimony Reveals FBI Official in Charge of Clinton, Trump Probes Was Excluded From Key Meetings, Decisions

Closed-door testimony by former head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap reveals handpicked group ran the investigations outside of his control

BY JEFF CARLSON

January 31, 2019 Updated: January 31, 2019

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/reps-jordan-and-meadows-join-call-for-fbi-to-explain-use-of-force-in-roger-stone-arrest

Reps. Jordan and Meadows join call for FBI to explain show of force in Roger Stone arrest

 

 

https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/19/kennedy-king-families-to-congress-reopen-probes/

 

JANUARY 19, 2019 | WHOWHATWHY STAFF

KENNEDY, KING FAMILIES TO CONGRESS: REOPEN PROBES

 

 

https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/01/11/georgia-poised-to-pick-vulnerable-barcode-voting-technology/

 

 

JANUARY 11, 2019 | JENNIFER COHN

GEORGIA POISED TO PICK VULNERABLE BARCODE VOTING TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

https://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/update-rpd-sergeant-to-plead-not-guilty-to-criminal-owi/article_87b42943-5231-5f92-9272-25edae5a0116.html

 

RPD sergeant to plead 'not guilty' to criminal OWI, hit-run charges

 

 

 

http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/opinion/guest-columns/ci_32418213/canon-city-police-chief-kevin-easter-only-member

 

Cañon City Police Chief: Kevin Easter only member of department accused

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/us/russian-roulette-cop-killing.html

 

 

 

St. Louis Prosecutor Accuses Police of Obstructing Inquiry Into Killing of Officer

 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2019/01/24/new-orleans-police-pioneer-new-way-stop-misconduct-remove-blue-wall-silence/?utm_term=.9693477bff28

 

New Orleans police pioneer new way to stop misconduct, remove ‘blue wall of silence’

 

 

 

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/01/29/rio-vista-two-cops-fired-from-tiny-department-over-bad-arrests-use-of-force-falsifying-reports/

 

 

Rio Vista: Two cops fired from tiny department over bad arrests, use of force, falsifying reports

Records released under California’s new police transparency law show two officers in a tiny delta department made bad arrests, tampered with reports and in one case, placed a man in a deadly chokehold that wasn’t necessary

 

 

 

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/jan/30/excessive-force-false-reports-detailed-rio-vista-p/

 

 

Excessive Force, False Reports Detailed In Rio Vista Police Misconduct Files

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sukey Lewis, Nadine Sebai, Alex Emslie and Thomas Peele/Bay Area News Group

 

 

 

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/30/richard-mueller-miami-officer-arizona-police-shooting-2019-chaz-barcon/2538282002/

 

Officer involved in 1st Arizona police shooting of 2019 has history of misconduct

Perry Vandell and Uriel J. Garcia, Arizona RepublicPublished 6:00 a.m. MT Jan. 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/01/30/discipline-utah-police/

 

 

Cops who take drugs, have sex on the job or commit domestic violence face less punishment in Utah than in other states, audit finds

 

 

 

https://www.policeone.com/officer-misconduct-internal-affairs/articles/9491181-Fla-police-review-board-will-try-to-walk-thin-line-between-critics-and-officers/

 

 

 

Fla. police review board will try to walk thin line between critics and officers

The board will be made up of 11 volunteer civilians appointed by the mayor and city council

 

 

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/florida/2019/01/29/former-florida-sheriff-challenges-suspension-after-parkland-shooting/2716734002/

 

Fla. ex-sheriff challenges suspension over Parkland shooting

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nbc-2.com/story/39874997/florida-deputy-shoots-k9-during-attack

 

 

Florida deputy shoots K-9 during attack - NBC2 News

NBC-2.com › story › florida-deputy-sho...

 

18 hours ago · LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida deputy shot and killed a K-9 that attacked him while he was feeding the dog. The Ledger reports that the attack and shooting occurred Monday night.

 

 

https://www.policeone.com/investigations/articles/482763006-Jury-rules-against-Calif-LEO-in-OIS-that-earned-him-Medal-of-Valor/

 

Jury rules against Calif. LEO in OIS that earned him Medal of Valor

A jury found that the LEO used "non-lethal excessive force" against a knife-wielding man who attacked a fellow officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.intellihub.com/stephen-paddocks-girlfriend-marilou-danley-worked-for-the-fbi/

 

https://worldtruth.tv/feds-scramble-as-vegas-shooters-girlfriend-reportedly-listed-fbi-as-place-of-employment/

 

 

Feds Scramble As Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Reportedly Listed FBI As Place of Employment

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A bombshell revelation in regard to the massacre that took place last October in Las Vegas has surfaced this week, suggesting that Stephan Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley could’ve been an FBI asset. According to a credit application, 

 

 

https://www.policeone.com/active-shooter/articles/482806006-FBI-finds-no-specific-motive-in-Vegas-attack-that-killed-58/

 

FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas attack that killed 58

 

 

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ranking-judiciary-committee-republican-wants-fbi-to-explain-use-of-force-in-stone-arrest

Ranking Judiciary Committee Republican wants FBI to explain use of force in Stone arrest

 

 

 

 

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190120/20062941435/more-than-two-years-after-it-took-them-fbi-still-wont-return-family-videos-seized-during-raid-security-researchers-home.shtml

 

 

More Than Two Years After It Took Them, The FBI Still Won't Return Family Videos Seized During A Raid Of A Security Researcher's Home

 

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https://theintercept.com/2019/07/07/fbi-border-vigilante-black-identity-extremist/

FBI’S LENIENCY TOWARD BORDER VIGILANTE CONTRASTS WITH HARSH TREATMENT OF “BLACK IDENTITY EXTREMIST”
Trevor Aaronson
July 7 2019, 7:00 a.m.


https://okcfox.com/news/fox-25-investigates/final-report-author-says-unidentified-dna-makes-former-theories-facts

"Final Report" author says unidentified DNA makes former theories facts

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https://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/13/us/william-homans-jr-dies-civil-rights-lawyer-was-75.html

William Homans Jr. Dies; Civil Rights Lawyer Was 75
By ROBERT MCG. THOMAS JR.FEB. 13, 1997

William P. Homans Jr., a Boston civil rights lawyer who championed the downtrodden, the oppressed and the out-and-out villainous with such verve that he became a legend in Massachusetts legal circles, died on Feb. 7 at a nursing home in Phoenix. He was 75 and had lived in Cambridge, Mass.
His family said the cause was a variety of ailments.
In a career in which many of his clients had, in fact, done whatever heinous acts they were accused of, Mr. Homans lost his share of cases. But he won enough, too, and established so many precedents on appeal that he had more than a passing impact on state law.
Virtually every criminal lawyer in Massachusetts, for example, knows that it was Mr. Homans's arguments that led the state's Supreme Judicial Court to abolish the death penalty in 1975, and that he also won a landmark victory on appeal after a client was convicted of manslaughter for performing a legal abortion.
But Mr. Homans's impact extended so far down the scales of justice that one of his own former associates learned only recently that he had also been the lawyer who established that offhand promises made by a company in an

Employee discrimination suit to the state's high court.
Mr. Homans was a native of Canton, Mass., and his commitment to civil rights and to public service was both a family tradition and a personal passion.


An aunt, Mary Peabody, the mother of former Gov. Endicott Peabody of Massachusetts, was a celebrated civil rights activist. Mr. Homans's mother, Edith Walcott Parkman Homans, was an early advocate of birth control. And as a youngster Mr. Homans, who later served a term in the Massachusetts Legislature, campaigned for his politician uncle, Henry Parkman Jr.
During a summer trip to Germany in 1938, Mr. Homans became so distressed at anti-Semitism in Germany that by the time the United States entered World War II in December 1941 he had already joined the fight. As soon as he graduated from Harvard in June 1941, he joined the Royal Navy (but only because, at 6 feet 4 inches tall, he was too tall for the Royal Air Force). He later transferred to the American Navy.
After the war he returned to Harvard for a law degree. After working in Washington for three years he entered private practice in Boston in 1951, and quickly made a name for himself.

He cut an imposing figure and spoke in a rich, booming baritone, giving added dimension to Aaron Burr's famous dictum that ''the law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.''
Whenever the law and the facts were against him, Mr. Homans was not one to pound on the table. Instead, he would resort to what he called his ''trial pen,'' a big, old-fashioned device that he would pull out at a critical moment in a trial.
On the stand would be the state's star witness testifying that he had seen with his own eyes Mr. Homans's client pull out a gun and point it directly at the bank teller's head. But the jurors' eyes would be on Mr. Homans who, with trembling hand, filled the pen from a bottle of India ink perched so precariously on the edge of the defense table that the jury would be caught up in the suspense of when it would fall.
In a profession known for its detachment, Mr. Homans, who never failed to respond to the measure of human dignity he inevitably perceived in even the most depraved client, became so wrapped up in his clients' lives that he sometimes was in tears after losing a case.
People tended to respond to him in the same way, which might explain why last November members of the Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society established an endowment in his name to promote debate on public issues. They had never established such an endowment before, but then they had never encountered a lawyer like Mr. Homans before.
Mr. Homans, who was married and divorced tw



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The Necessary Embrace of Conspiracy
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Robert Shetterly                 


Several years ago I gave a talk on Martha's Vineyard about many of the people whose portraits I've painted in the Americans Who Tell the Truthseries. I spent some time talking about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. When I talk about King, I like to focus on his last year --- the period when, defying the advice of many of his advisors in the civil rights movement, he spoke against the Vietnam War, equating racism with imperialism. King felt bound to make the point that the forces of capitalism, materialism, and militarism that were driving segregation were also driving the war, and until we confronted the source of the problem, the abuses would continue. It was April 4, 1967, in Riverside Church in New York, that he made that declaration. A year to the day before his assassination.
It has always confounded me every year when we celebrate Dr. King's life that no mention is made of that Riverside Church speech in the major media. We are always treated to sound bites of the 1963 I Have a Dreamspeech. That speech's oratory is as powerful as it is non-confrontational. Which is why it is re-played for modern audiences. Dr. King was about confrontation. Non-violence and confrontation, each ennobling and making the other effective. In 1967 he said, "... my country is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." And he explained how our economic system thrived on exploitation and violence, or, as Emma Goldman put it, "The greatest bulwark of capitalism is militarism." This was probably the most important speech King ever gave and not playing it when we ostensibly honor him, is tantamount to castrating him morally and intellectually. Just as there is a long history of White America castrating black men, there is an equal legacy of Elite America cutting the most important truths of our social prophets out of the history books. We pay homage to King's icon, the cardboard cutout, but not to his strongest beliefs and his most cogent analysis of our problems --- to what vision called forth his courage. And, if we think that he spoke the truth, to censor that truth is to promote a curious kind of segregation. He is segregated, not for the color of his skin, but for the accuracy of his perception, how close to the bone his words cut. We can't bear to hear the sound of truth's knife scraping on hypocrisy's bone. Only people who actually want to change the system dance to that music or want it to be heard.
Equally important, and part of the same neglect, is the intentional ignoring of the facts of his death. In my talk on Martha's Vineyard I spoke about William Pepper's book, An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pepper had been James Earl Ray's lawyer. Ray was the man convicted of killing King. But both Pepper and the King family were convinced that Ray was innocent. The King family hired Pepper to represent them in a suit; they asked only $100.00 in damages to clear Ray's name. Before the trial came to court in 1999, Ray had died in prison. The jury determined that King had been assassinated by a conspiracy involving the Memphis police, the Mafia, the FBI, and the Special Forces of the U.S. Army. Ray, the patsy, had left town before the shot was fired. Pepper had confessions from people involved from each of the organizations named. The verdict was barely mentioned in the U.S. media then and is not mentioned every year on the anniversary of his death. Why?
After my talk on Martha's Vineyard a man came up to me and said, "I enjoyed your speech and was with you until you started that conspiracy stuff about MLK, Jr." I said, "That's not conspiracy. What I told you are facts." End of conversation.
I think we're confronted with two conspiracies here: one to commit the crime, the other to ignore it even when the facts are known. ( Two sides of the same coin.) The man who accused me of slipping into the neurotic, aliens-are-among-us land of conspiracy nuts was unable to hear the evidence, perhaps because he was so utterly convinced by our government and media that conspiracies don't exist, people who espouse them are dangerous fruitcakes, and if you begin to think like that, your whole house of cards wobbles then topples. Who wants that? Better a standing tower of marked cards, than having to admit the game is rigged and the ground is shaking.
America is steeped in conspiracy, and even more steeped in propaganda that discredits those who try to expose the conspiracies. Whether we're talking about MLK, Jr., JFK, RFK, Iran-Contra, ‪9/11‬, or, most importantly, the status quo, anyone who works to uncover the truth is branded a "conspiracy nut" and discredited before any evidence has a fair hearing. The government/corporate/media version is THE VERSION. Anything else is illusory.
In fact, the cultural success of labeling investigative reporters and forensic historians, and, simply, anyone who tries to name reality, "conspiracy nuts" is perhaps the most successful conspiracy of our time. Well, not the most successful. That prize goes to the conspiracy to give corporations all the rights of individual persons under our Constitution. That conspiracy has codified and consolidated corporate power so that it controls our lives in almost every meaningful way. It controls the election funds of our candidates, and them once they are in office. It controls our major media including public broadcasting. It controls the content of our television programming. It controls how are tax dollars are spent making sure that the richest get the most welfare. It controls the laws, the courts, the prison system and the mind numbing propaganda that we are the greatest democracy on earth. It controls the values with which we raise our children. It controls our ability to dispense justice. It controls how we treat nature, how we deface our land with strip malls, and blow the tops off our mountains --- a form of corporate free speech. It dictates our modes of transportation. It controls our inability to respond to true crises like climate change. It attempts to create a spiritual deficiency in every person that can be filled and healed only with stuff --- and no stuff is ever enough.
As Richard Grossman puts it, "Isn't it an old story? People create what looks to be a nifty machine, a robot, called the corporation. Over time, the robots get together and overpower the people. ... For a century, the robots propagandize and indoctrinate each generation of people so they grow up believing that robots are people too, gifts from God and Mother Nature; that they are inevitable and the source of all that is good. How odd that we have been so gullible, so docile, obedient."
It is obvious to say that we have been engineered into a culture that values competitive consumption and consumers instead of community cooperation and citizenship. Capitalism with its obsessive and necessary appetite for consumption, expanding markets, resource depletion, and increasing profits has consumed democracy. Have you ever watched a small snake swallow a large frog? The snake's hinged jaw stretches wider and wider, squeezing the frog millimeter by millimeter into its gullet until finally the snake looks like the Holland Tunnel might if it had devoured the Titanic. Then the acids and enzymes do their corrosive work. The frog becomes the snake. And the snake claims it is the frog. Capitalism has gulped down democracy and claimed it is democracy. When, immediately ‪after 9/11‬, President Bush advised Americans to demonstrate their love of freedom and their resistance to terrorism by courageously, selflessly, hurrying to the mall to buy something, he was speaking as the snake that identifies itself as a frog. He was asking us to play a little game with our brains' synapses, replace the snake icon with the frog's. Sadly, he may also have been speaking about democracy in the only way that he can understand or recognize it. And, for him, Christianity has been another tidy meal for the snake.
Perhaps this switcheroo is nowhere more obvious than in the military /industrial complex. We are told that the vulnerable frog needs protecting. The threats are grave. So we fork over our money and children's lives for war and weapons. We are told that we are building security and peace. More lives. More weapons. What we aren't told is that the largest US export to the world is weapons. What we aren't told is that enormous fortunes are being made from the arms trade. What we aren't told is that the more precarious and unstable the world is, the better the business for the arms dealers --- that the real promotion is not for security and peace but insecurity and war, that the lives of our children are the necessary collateral damage for this monster. What we aren't told is that the only real security is in cooperation, conservation, and fairness, not imperialism. The frog, who is a snake, wrapped in a flag, pleads for patriotism and counts the cash. The snake's forked tongue is a barbeque fork on which we've all been roasted.
I'd call that conspiracy.
The neocons have claimed, with some accuracy, that they can create reality faster than we can react: the deed is done, now deal with it. The troops have invaded, Halliburton, Blackwater, and Lockheed signed their contracts, the prisoners are tortured, your email is bugged, the resources for social programs are gone, the laws are changed, the Wal-Mart is built, the sludge dump has already polluted the aquifer, truth is hollowed out ---- catch me if you can! How is that not conspiracy?
The cooks & the crooks create a new status quo, legalize it, propagandize it, mythologize it, fundamentalize it, slather it with fear and patriotism, and force feed it to the complacent, sedated cow we call America. How is that not conspiracy?
Of course, ever since the Constitution was signed and didn't free the slaves or give the vote to women, poor folks, Native Americans and freed blacks so that people with power and money could continue to profit, America has been a conspiracy against itself. It's been cowboy grilling his own heart over a smoke & mirrors campfire, a CEO with inherited wealth and three hundred years of patrician, affirmative action crooning "Only in America."
The reason we can't talk about conspiracy is because it is the modus operandi. It isn't the elephant in the room, it is the room itself. We all live there. We can impeach a few elephants, and we should, but the architecture is in place. And they control it.
When I was in school, I was reminded - repeatedly --- to avoid using an indefinite pronoun without identifying whom it refers to, as in, "They are coming to get us," ... or, "They control everything." Who are They? It's bad practice to think and write like that. Without reference it just sounds like paranoia. But the hell of it is that it's damned hard to say who the They are that are in conspiracy to destroy democracy and, by exploitation, nature. Did They do it on purpose or merely discover by serendipity, like cavemen seeing copper ooze out of a rock by a fire, the wondrous possibility and power of what they had found. For instance, the invention of the TV was not a conspiracy. But once the realization of how TV could be used to submerge the public in a lobotomizing swamp of advertising, sound bites, inactivity, community destruction, titillation, false history, empty myth, consumption, and complicity in making fortunes for the sponsors, the program was clear. Conspiracy was the silent partner in the euphemism good business practice. And, once they saw the implications of giving corporations First Amendment rights, they were home free.
Time to re-think conspiracy.
We need to embrace conspiracy in two ways. One, admit that it's real, its quotidian, it's the fabric of our lives, the mercury in the air, the dioxin in the water, it's filling the airwaves and the marketplace and the courts and the halls of Congress before we even get out of bed every morning. Two, counter it with a conspiracy of our own. On our side we have the fundamental fact that although the corporate They can alter many of our realities, they can't alter Reality. They can't change the behavior of Nature. They can sell off the rain forest, but they can't leverage the effect of cutting it. They can keep the mileage of cars poor so we'll buy more gas, but they can't alter the amount of oil in the ground or the damage to the atmosphere. They can privatize every human interaction and every natural resource, but they can't privatize the laws of nature. They have conspired to change reality. We must conspire to live in harmony with Reality.
In the same way, they can conspire to kill Martin Luther King, Jr., but they can't totally eradicate the truth of who did it and why.
Con + spirare, from the Latin. To breathe together. Those are the roots of conspiracy. Breathing together doesn't sound like an activity of the ideologically deracinated whispering seditiously in a dank cellar or a board room, foul breaths denting a weak flame flickering over a candle nub, gunpowder or greed blackened fingers setting a timer, the whites of creased eyes glinting like knives with treason, murder, power, and deceit.Con + spirare sounds like healthy men and women standing in the sun figuring out how in the hell they are going to take care of each other and their aging mother Earth and love life while doing it. Breathing together, sharing the same air, plotting to make sure that what's mine is yours, conspiring to save their self-respect, their ideals, the future for their children.
I want to be part of a conspiracy. Pervasive, populist, revolutionary, and totally transparent. Grassroots. Idealistic. Simplistic. Life-affirming. Community building
A conspiracy to make the common good and the love of nature the common denominator of every economic transaction.
And the simple truth is either we start breathing together, conspiring big time, right out in the open, nakedly, unashamedly, or we will have conspired in secret, by default, in our own demise.
We have let them breathe for us, and they have stolen our breath, our air, our spirit.
Secret con + spirare is death. Open con + spirare is life.
Conspiracy is dead. Long live conspiracy!
Robert Shetterly lives in Brooksville, Mainewww.americanswhotellthetruth.org





https://dcxposed.com/2013/02/06/911-conspiracy-author-phillip-marshall-murders-children-self-in-ca/

9/11 CONSPIRACY AUTHOR PHILLIP MARSHALL & HIS 2 KIDS FOUND DEAD IN CA
Phillip Marshall, a former airplane pilot and author whose works included the 2003 novel “Lakefront Airport,” – “False Flag 911: How Bush, Cheney and the Saudis Created the Post-911 World (08)” and “The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror,” a 2012 publication in which Marshall theorized it wasn’t al-Qaida but rather U.S. and Saudi government officials who orchestrated 9/11, was found dead along with his two children in their Murphrys-area home in California. Reports indicate all 3 died of gunshot wounds.
Friends of Marshall’s kids, Alex 17 and Macaila 14, discovered the gruesome scene after showing up to check on them on Saturday after not having heard from them for numerous days.
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reported that both children as well as the family dog were shot once in the head with a handgun.
Marshall’s estranged wife and mother of the 2 kids was traveling abroad at the time of the shootings.
A possible motive for the shootings has not been determined but police reports indicated evidence that it was a murder suicide.
According to his Amazon author bio:
Philip Marshall, a veteran airline captain and former government “special activities” contract pilot, has authored three books on Top Secret America, a group presently conducting business as the United States Intelligence Community.
Beginning with his role in the 1980s as a Learjet captain first as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration





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July 4 2019, 7:00 a.m.







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Documents Show FBI Targeting Pro-Choice Movement as Violent Terrorist Threat
Sparrow in news

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Starbucks apologizes to police after six officers were asked to leave Arizona store

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Former cops sue New York Post over article on raunchy mile-high flight with prostitute

By STEPHEN REX BROWN

| NEW YORK DAILY












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