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joeb
If you had your own volunteer civilian review board to set and enforce standards for your local police department
the board would need subpoena powers. As a voter and taxpayer you fund a system that is being run by the inmates.
Shame on you.



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Please understand that FBI agents organized the President Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassination.
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-03-30/news/fl-anthony-caravella-public-outrage-20130330_1_caravella-case-william-mantesta-frank-lee-smith


Justice Department to Review Case of Cops Who Framed Mentally Challenged Teen


Anthony Caravella, who is mentally challenged, served 26 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit in Florida, and the two Miramar cops who framed him may never see time behind bars, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The case drew the attention of the Justice Department after a civil lawsuit ended last week in a $7 million payout to the victim, who was a teenager when sent to prison.
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http://berkeleycopwatch.org/resources/Criminalization_of_Copwatching_2011.pdf





Berkley Copwatch represents the 1st step in taking back control of your criminal
justice system. Created over 20 years ago by School Teacher Andrea Pritchett and others,
it represents a healthy model of what a copwatch group does.
Want to start one in your neighborhood?
Call Andrea and tell her I sent you.
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“Oh I’m Sorry… I Thought This Was America”
March 20, 2013

http://www.mediachannel.org/oh-im-sorry-i-thought-this-was-america/
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Former DA investigator pleads guilty to drug charges

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http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/article_6908cb60-a0c4-11e2-b6c2-0019bb30f31a.html

McALLEN – A former investigator with the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office and another defendant pleaded guilty to their roles in a marijuana trafficking ring that was under surveillance by an ICE agent last summer when that agent was shot.

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see link for full story
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=149474

Bulgarian President Rules Out Foul Play in 'FBI Chief' Crash
Society | April 11, 2013,


Konstantin Kazakov, head of Bulgaria's State National Security Agency, DANS, has sent a personal message to President, Rosen Plevneliev, assuring him he was doing fine.

Kazakov was involved in a freak car crash early Thursday, when an SUV and three other vehicles collided. The accident occurred at around 6:00 am near the National Palace of Culture in downtown Sofia. The "FBI" Head was with his driver in a government-issued automobile.

Plevneliev also firmly rejected rumors the crash could be an attack on Kazakov's life, stressing this has been a common traffic accident and there were no reasons whatsoever for alarm.

In the message, the DANS Chief has further informed the President he was on a business trip.

Local media claimed that the crash was caused by the SUV deliberately hitting Kazakov's car. Two men allegedly left the SUV and the scene in another vehicle that was waiting for them.

The authorities have firmly rejected the above, but have confirmed reports the SUV, a white Land Rover, had been stolen.
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http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/04/12/nsa-data-center-front-and-center-in-debate-over-liberty-security-and-privacy/

 

NSA data center front and center in debate over liberty, security and privacy

Twenty-five miles due south of Salt Lake City, a massive construction project is nearing completion.  The heavily secured site belongs to the National Security Agency.

"The spy center" -- that's what some of the locals like Jasmine Widmer, who works at Bluffdale's sandwich shop, told our Fox News team as part of an eight month investigation into data collection and privacy rights that will be broadcast Sunday at 9 p.m. ET called "Fox News Reporting: Your Secrets Out.”

The NSA says the Utah Data Center is a facility for the intelligence community that will have a major focus on cyber security. The agency will neither confirm nor deny specifics. Some published reports suggest it could hold 5 zettabytes of data. (Just one zettabyte is the equivalent of about 62 billion stacked iPhones 5's-- that stretches past the moon.

One man we hoped would answer our questions, the current director of the NSA General Keith Alexander, declined Fox News's requests to sit down for an interview, so we stopped by the offices of a Washington think tank, where Alexander was speaking at a cyber security event last year.

Asked if the Utah Data Center would hold the data of American citizens,  Alexander said, "No...we don't hold data on U.S. citizens," adding that the NSA staff "take protecting your civil liberties and privacy as the most important thing that they do, and securing this nation."

But critics, including former NSA employees, say the data center is front and center in the debate over liberty, security and privacy.

"[It] raises the most serious questions about the vast amount of data that could be kept in one place for many, many different sources,"  Thomas Drake told Fox News.  

Drake -- who worked at the NSA from Aug. 2001 to Aug. 2008 and was unsuccessfully prosecuted on espionage charges -- says Americans should be concerned about letting the government go too far in the name of security.

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http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/04/15/56670.htm

Monday, April 15, 2013
Mom Says DC Cop Assaulted Little Kid


     WASHINGTON (CN) - A police officer slammed a 10-year-old student's head on a table, concussing him, while talking to students about "behaving in class," the boy's mother claims in court.
     Chante Price sued Metropolitan Police Officer David Bailey Jr. and the District of Columbia, in Federal Court.
     She claims Bailey assaulted her son while the boy was discussing a book with a classmate, at Wilkinson Elementary School in Southeast Washington.
     Moten Elementary students were temporarily assigned to Wilkinson because of renovations, Price says in the complaint. She claims Bailey's assault gave her 80-lb., 4-foot 10-inch son headaches for two weeks and made him afraid to go to school.
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Boston Marathon bomber manhunt: One in custody, second on the run, reports say

 

Police search for suspects in Watertown, Mass. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

BOSTON—A late-night police chase and shootout has ended with one marathon bombing suspect being captured here, the Boston Globe reported. Meanwhile, an intense manhunt is underway for a second suspect in the terror case.

Federal agents swarmed neighboring Watertown after local police were involved in a car chase and shootout with at least two suspects. During the pursuit, officers could be heard on police radio traffic describing the suspects as having grenades and other explosives.

One reportedly escaped capture, and another was shot by police and taken to a local hospital. Another man was seen sprawled on the ground in footage shown on WHDH-TV.

The FBI has not confirmed a connection between the events in Watertown to the twin explosions that killed 3 people and injured 170 others at the Boston Marathon on Monday. But according to an alert sent issued to fellow officers, the suspect who remained at large was referred to as the "one with the white hat" seen in the photos released by the bureau on Thursday.

The suspect, described on scanner traffic as a "white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with black curly hair, possibly with an assault rifle and explosives," as police in Watertown, Newton, Brighton and Cambridge were put on high alert.

"We are aware of the law enforcement activity in the greater Boston area," Boston FBI spokesman Greg Comcowich said in a statement to Yahoo News. "The situation is ongoing. We are working with local authorities to determine what happened."

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http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/04/24/56985.htm


Wednesday, April 24, 2013Last Update: 10:26 AM PT
 
Bizarre Outrage Claim Against School & Cops

     DENVER (CN) - An elementary school in a small Colorado town had a student arrested for his good-faith report that classmates were talking about a gun, then police bullied the boy's parents with baseless charges and followed them around town, the family claims in court.



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Subject: NYPD teams with US lab to study airborne weapons 24 Apr 2013
To: CLG News <clg_news@legitgov.org>

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government
24 Apr 2013
http://www.legitgov.org/
All links are here:
http://www.legitgov.org/#breaking_news

Heads up! Let's hope the dirt-bags don't 'go live:' NYPD teams with US
lab to study airborne weapons --Tests will be conducted in July in all
five boroughs 24 Apr 2013 The New York Police Department is teaming up
with a national laboratory to study how chemical weapons could be
dispersed through the air into the subway system. Researchers will
track the movement of harmless tracer gases. They'll place air
sampling devices in specific areas on the street and within the subway
system. The gases mimic how a chemical or biological weapon may react
if released. The project with the U.S. Department of Energy's
Brookhaven National Laboratory was announced Wednesday. It will be
funded through a *3.4 million federal grant. [Yeah, let's cut Social
Security, Medicare, and Medicaid so these sociopaths can do biowarfare
drills that will inevitably 'go live,' so that more and more drills
will be 'needed.' --LRP]

Bloomberg: Interpretation of Constitution will 'have to change' after
Boston bombing 22 Apr 2013 In the wake of the Boston Marathon
bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country's
interpretation of the Constitution will "have to change" to allow for
greater security to stave off future attacks. "The people who are
worried about privacy have a legitimate worry," Mr. Bloomberg said
during a press conference in Midtown. "But we live in a complex world
where you're going to have to have a level of security greater than
you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our
interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change." Mr.
Bloomberg, who has come under fire for the N.Y.P.D.'s monitoring of
Muslim communities and other aggressive tactics, said the rest of the
country needs to learn from the attacks.

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance --Justice [sic]
Department agreed to issue '2511 letters' immunizing AT&T and other
companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal
prosecution under the Wiretap Act - documents 24 Apr 2013 Senior Obama
administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of
communications carried on portions of networks operated by AT&T and
other Internet service providers, a practice that might otherwise be
illegal under federal wiretapping laws. The secret legal authorization
from the Justice Department originally applied to a cybersecurity
pilot project in which the military monitored defense contractors'
Internet links. Since then, however, the program has been expanded by
President Obama to cover all critical infrastructure sectors including
energy, healthcare, and finance starting June 12. "The Justice
Department is helping private companies evade federal wiretap laws,"
said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy
Information Center, which obtained over 1,000 pages of internal
government documents and provided them to CNET this week. "Alarm bells
should be going off."

Was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack Photoshopped out? 23 Apr 2013  A
YouTube video, posted 22 April 2013, suggests Photoshopping was
involved with an image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Did the FBI phone Boston suspect before fatal shootout? The father of
the Boston bombing suspects claims to Channel 4 News that the FBI
telephoned his elder son after the attack, and prior to a fatal
shootout that claimed the life of a police officer. 21 Apr 2013  Did
the FBI phone Boston suspect before fatal shootout? The father of the
Boston bombing suspects claims to Channel 4 News that the FBI
telephoned his elder son after the attack, and prior to a fatal
shootout that claimed the life of a police officer. The father of
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Anzor, told Channel 4 News that the
elder brother had telephoned their mother a few days after the
bombings.

Boston bombing suspect put on terrorist watch list at CIA request
--Officials said Tsarnaev's name was added to the database but it's
unclear which agency added it. 24 Apr 2013 The CIA asked the main U.S.
counterterrorism agency to add the name of one of the suspected Boston
Marathon bombers to a watch list more than a year before the attack,
according to U.S. officials. The agency took the step after Russian
authorities contacted officials there in the fall of 2011 and raised
concerns that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was seen as an increasingly radical
Islamist and could be planning to travel overseas. The CIA requested
that his name be put on a database maintained by the National
Counterterrorism Center. That database, the Terrorist Identities
Datamart Environment, or TIDE, is a data storehouse that feeds a
series of government watch lists, including the FBI's main Terrorist
Screening Database and the Transportation Security Administration's
"no-fly" list.

Officials: Boston suspect had no firearm when barrage of bullets hit
hiding place 24 Apr 2013 Although police feared he was heavily armed,
the suspect [patsy] in the Boston Marathon bombings had no firearms
when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat
where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement
officials. The FBI declined to discuss what triggered the gunfire...
The FBI declined to discuss the exact sequence of events that led
officers to open fire on Tsarnaev's hiding place and whether the
dozens of bullets that struck the boat caused any of his gunshot
wounds.

Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say 23
Apr 2013 The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has
told interrogators that the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
motivated him and his brother to carry out the attack, according to
U.S. officials familiar with the interviews. From his hospital bed,
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has acknowledged his role in planting the explosives
near the marathon finish line on April 15, the officials said.
Officials said the 'evidence' so far suggests they were"
self-radicalized" through Internet sites and U.S. actions in the
Muslim world.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using 'weapon of mass destruction' 22
Apr 2013 Federal prosecutors announced terrorism charges against the
surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing with terrorism on
Monday, outlining a chilling plot in which the man and his brother
allegedly used low-grade but deadly explosives timed to detonate a
block apart. As he lay seriously injured in a Boston area hospital,
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged with using a weapon of mass
destruction and malicious destruction of property, counts that could
bring him the death penalty. He made his first court appearance in an
unusual, non-public proceeding in which a federal judge and several
lawyers went to his hospital bed.

Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves in Massachusetts
--Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday in which pressure
cookers were used for the explosion, the cookware giant has decided to
temporarily stop selling the items in their Massachusetts stores. 22
Apr 2013 Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings
and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has
pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston
Marathon bombing. "It's a temporary thing out of respect," said Kent,
who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall.
Pressure cookers will still be available on the Williams-Sonoma
website.

Possible motive for the recent Waterford martial law drill: New bird
flu strain called 'one of most lethal' viruses baffles scientists
--Mike Shaw, who works at the CDC's flu lab, said they found certain
mutations of the virus, which had they mutated further, would have
been rendered ineffective against antivirals. 24 Apr 2013 A new bird
flu strain that has sickened more than 100 and killed 22 in China is
"one of the most lethal" of its kind, and has now spread to another
country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A
53-year-old Taiwan businessman contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu
while travelling in China, Taiwan's Health Department said Wednesday.
This is the first reported case outside China's mainland. Dr. Joseph
Bresee, a flu expert at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention,
said it is possible the flu is being transmitted from person to
person, but it's not yet been 100 percent confirmed.

Taiwan confirms first H7N9 bird flu case outside China 24 Apr 2013
Taiwan on Wednesday reported the first case of the H7N9 bird flu
outside of mainland China. The man, who had been working in the
eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, showed symptoms three days after
returning to Taiwan via Shanghai, the Centers for Disease Control
said, adding that he had been hospitalised since April 16 and was in a
critical condition.

England prepares mass-vaccination push as measles cases rise 25 Apr
2013 England aims to inject a million youngsters with measles vaccine
following a surge in cases of the potentially fatal disease, public
health authorities said Thursday. The rise in cases appears to be due
to a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s when fears over a
discredited link between the MMR vaccine and autism were at their
height, Public Health England (PHE) said. The MMR vaccine 'immunises
against' measles, mumps and rubella.

FBI investigate weekend shooting at Tenn. nuclear plant 22 Apr 2013 An
East Tennessee nuclear power plant has added security patrols after a
weekend incident in which an officer exchanged gunfire with a man who
then fled on a boat. The FBI and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are
investigating the shooting early Sunday at Tennessee Valley
Authority's Watts Bar nuclear power plant near Spring City, Tenn.,
about 60 miles southwest of Knoxville.

Shootout at TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant --At least one bullet struck
patrol vehicle --Incident happened on the Tennessee River side of
plant property 21 Apr 2013 A TVA spokesperson confirmed that a
security officer patrolling TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City
was involved in a shootout with a suspect Sunday at about 2:00 a.m.
TVA spokesperson Jim Hopson said the subject traveled up to the plant
on a boat and walked onto the property. When the officer questioned
the suspect, the individual fired multiple shots at the officer. The
officer shot back, and when he called for backup, the suspect sped
away on his boat

Suspects in Canadian terror plot under surveillance for 'more than a
year' --DHS, FBI involved [LOL, of course they were. They're the usual
handlers.] --RCMP: Investigation called 'Project SMOOTH' 22 Apr 2013
Highly placed sources tell CBC News the alleged plotters have been
under surveillance for more than a year in Quebec and southern
Ontario... The investigation was part of a cross-border operation
involving Canadian law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. (CBC News, Wires)

Two arrested in Canada over alleged passenger train terrorist plot 22
Apr 2013 Two men were arrested on Monday night and charged with
plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with
support from al-Qaida [al-CIAduh] "elements" in Iran, Canadian police
said. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, who live in Montreal
and Toronto, were planning to derail a Via Rail passenger train in
Toronto but posed no immediate threat, according to the Royal Canadian
Mounted police. "This is the first known al-Qaida-planned attack that
we've experienced in Canada," said Superintendent Doug Best.

Alleged terror plot targeting Via train thwarted --Police say 2
accused were getting 'direction and guidance' from al-Qaeda
[al-CIAduh] elements in Iran [Yeah, right!] 22 Apr 2013 Canadian
police say they have arrested two men and thwarted a plot to carry out
a major terrorist attack on a Via passenger train in the Greater
Toronto Area. In a press conference that followed an exclusive report
by CBC, police named the two accused as Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of
Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, from Toronto. They have been charged
with conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack and "conspiring to
murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in
association with a terrorist group." The RCMP accused the two men of
conspiring to commit an "al-Qaeda-supported" attack.

Boston bombings: CNN video of first suspect being detained --Caption:
'Two individuals arrested in Watertown' --Suspect told to 'strip
naked' 22 Apr 2013 Here is a CNN video (published 19 April 2013) of
the first suspect in the Boston Bombings being detained by police.

Sacramento Mosque Heightens Security Following Boston Marathon
Bombings 21 Apr 2013 Although the suspects of the Boston Marathon
bombings no longer seem to be a threat, some fear the local Muslim
community could be a target. That anger, according to local Muslim
leaders, is justified but shouldn't be shown toward Muslim Americans.
While the center is on heightened alert, they haven't necessarily done
anything outwardly to make security tighter, said Dr. Metwalli Amer,
Salam Center co-founder.
Charges dropped against suspect in ricin letters sent to Obama, Wicker
23 Apr 2013 A U.S. attorney in Mississippi dropped charges Tuesday
afternoon against Paul Kevin Curtis, who'd been accused of sending
poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker,
R-Miss. Curtis, 45, was arrested last Wednesday, a day after the
letters were intercepted on their way to the White House and the U.S.
Senate. The charges were dismissed without prejudice, which means
Curtis could be charged again. The order for dismissal notes only that
"the ongoing investigation has revealed new information."

FBI: No ricin found in home of Mississippi suspect 22 Apr 2013
Investigators haven't found any ricin in the house of a Mississippi
man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a
U.S. senator and a local judge, according to testimony Monday from an
FBI agent. Agent Brandon Grant said that a search of Paul Kevin
Curtis's vehicle and house in Corinth, Miss., on Friday did not turn
up ricin, ingredients for the poison, or devices used to make it. A
search of Curtis's computers has found no evidence so far that he
researched making ricin. Defense lawyers for Curtis say investigators'
failure to find any ricin means the government should release their
client.

Syrian Electronic Army says it hacked AP Twitter account 23 Apr 2013
Twitter has suspended the Associated Press's account after hackers
sent a tweet from it Tuesday that said, "Breaking: Two Explosions in
the White House and Barack Obama is injured." White House spokesman
Jay Carney confirms the president is fine, and AP confirms its account
was hacked. The AP says that the cyber attack "came after hackers made
repeated attempts to steal the passwords of AP journalists." The
Syrian Electronic Army has taken responsibility for the hacking.

In Virginia's Fairfax County, Robbing Banks for the CIA --'Operation
Downstrike' 18 Apr 2013 In a white-walled interrogation room in a
small Virginia police station last June, two detectives were trying to
get Herson Torres to crack. Surveillance video tied him to two
attempted bank robberies in the area during the past week. The
21-year-old didn't have a criminal record and seemed nervous, but he
wasn't talking... "If I tell you, you're not going to believe me,"
Torres said. He was crying as he told them an incredible story about
being recruited by the Defense Intelligence Agency to participate in a
secret operation testing the security of Washington-area banks. He
said he'd been assigned to rob a half-dozen banks over four days.

TSA delays change allowing knives on planes --Opponents of the policy
change attributed its reversal to 'a huge backlash' from flight
attendants, airline executives and lawmakers. 23 Apr 2013 The
Transportation Security Administration has delayed a policy change
that would have allowed passengers to carry small folding knives onto
planes. In a letter Monday to employees, TSA chief John Pistole said
he decided to maintain, at least temporarily, a post-9/11 ban on
knives after meeting with an aviation security panel. The policy
change allowing knives had been scheduled to take effect Thursday.

Senate hearing blasts Obama's refusal to share details of drone
program 23 Apr 2013 Democratic and Republican senators joined a former
deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday in urging the
Obama administration to make public more information about its
top-secret targeted killing program amid questions about the legality
and effectiveness of hundreds of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan and
elsewhere. The White House refused to send a witness to the Senate's
first open hearing on the issue despite President Barack Obama's vow
to be more forthcoming about a counterterrorism weapon that has become
a despised symbol of U.S. foreign policy in many parts of the world.

After U.S. Troops Leave, Armed Drones Will Patrol Afghanistan's Skies
23 Apr 2013 One of the major elements of Afghanistan's air war will
remain after most U.S. troops have headed home, the U.S. military
command confirmed today. Armed drones, operated by the U.S., will
remain over Afghanistan after 2014. The drones will not be the only
air support available to the Afghan army after 2014, when most U.S.
forces are slated to leave Afghanistan. But only "some fixed wing"
manned fighters and bombers will remain on the battlefield, Polumbo
said. Navy jets flown off of nearby aircraft carriers and Air Force
planes flown from Gulf airbases will supplement them when the Afghans'
small supply of Mi-17 and Mi-35 attack helicopters, and their
forthcoming Super Tucano planes, are overwhelmed. [WHY are US
taxpayers FORCED to fund a drone program to protect the CIA's opium
and gas routes?]

Jordan opens skies for Israel drone attacks on Syria: Report 22 Apr
2013 A new report says Jordan has given the go-ahead to Tel Aviv to
use its airspace for spying on Syria and attacking its industrial
facilities. French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Monday that Jordan
has opened two corridors in its airspace to Israeli Air Force drones
seeking to monitor the ongoing conflict in Syria. Quoting western
military officials in the Middle East, the report added that the
Israeli drones "can hit a target anywhere in Syria."

Over half of Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike as number
increases to 84 21 Apr 2013 Over half of all detainees at the US-run
Guantanamo Bay military prison are now taking part in a hunger strike,
with many being force-fed, a US military spokesman confirmed today.
The number of prisoners on hunger strike has risen to 84, an increase
of 32 since last Wednesday, with 16 now receiving "enteral feedings,"
a process involving being force-fed via tubes. Inmates at the
facility, which houses 166 detainees, have been refusing food since 6
February, when they claim prison officials searched their Korans for
contraband, an act they considered to be religious desecration. Some
prisoners, including Shaker Aamer, the last British inmate being held
there, have since said they are continuing the strike in protest
against their incarceration at Guantanamo for 11 years without charge
or trial.

Issawi to end hunger strike, lawyer says 23 Apr 2013 Long term hunger
striker Samer Issawi has agreed to end his hunger strike after
finalizing a deal with Israel which will see him return to his home in
Jerusalem, his lawyer Jawad Boulos said Tuesday. Israeli authorities
agreed to the wording of an agreement proposed by Issawi overnight
Monday, which would see him serve 8 months in Israeli detention in
return for ending his strike action, Boulos told Ma'an. Issawi will
then be released to his hometown of Issawiyeh in Jerusalem.

The *real* US threat: Psycho Rick Perry and his merry band of
deregulated corpora-terrorists: West Fertilizer stored 1,350 times
amount of ammonium nitrate that would trigger oversight by DHS 20 Apr
2013 The fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, obliterating
part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people, had last
year been storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that
would normally trigger safety oversight by the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security (DHS). Yet a person familiar with DHS operations
said the company that owns the plant, West Fertilizer, did not tell
the agency about the potentially explosive fertilizer as it is
required to do, leaving one of the principal regulators of ammonium
nitrate - which can also be used in bomb making - unaware of any
danger there. A U.S. congressman and several safety experts called
into question on Friday whether incomplete disclosure or
[GOP-engendered] regulatory gridlock may have contributed to the
disaster corpora-terrorist attack.
Bush 'lie bury' event brings 5 presidents to Dallas --Unelected
dictator to open big storage area for 'The Pet Goat,' the only book
the sociopath's likely ever read --Bush library event brings 5
presidents to Dallas 24 Apr 2013 The nation's five surviving
presidents will gather Thursday for the dedication of the George W.
Bush Presidential [sic and sick] Center, a much-anticipated event
expected to draw around 10,000 people to Southern Methodist University
amid tight security from local and federal law enforcement. The
invitation-only ceremony was expected to include speeches by Bush,
President Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy
Carter and George H.W. Bush, Bush's father.

Rand Paul adviser signs on with Karl Rove's American Crossroads 24 Apr
2013 A top adviser to Ron Paul and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has signed
on with the American Crossroads super PAC -- a move designed to
increase input from conservative grass-roots supporters who have grown
suspicious of the super PAC's activities. Trygve Olson, who advised
Rand Paul in his 2010 Senate campaign and then moved over to the elder
Paul's 2012 presidential campaign, will serve as an adviser to
American Crossroads on House and Senate races, Post Politics has
learned. He will report to Crossroads political director Carl Forti.

Baucus retires, a grateful nation cheers 24 Apr 2013 With one glorious
stroke Max Baucus has made it possible for two of America's more
interesting politicians to play bigger roles on the national stage...
Never has a politician done so much to lift the prospects of the
republic simply by saying goodbye. Is there a soul outside Montana who
is mourning Baucus's decision not to run for a seventh term? Baucus
helped George W. Bush pass his big tax cuts in 2001, making him an
accomplice in the biggest fiscal mistake of this generation,
squandering the hard-won surpluses that Bill Clinton (with Newt
Gingrich's help) had bequeathed... The Montana senator was the
delayer-in-chief on President Obama's health reform, persuading the
White House to let crucial time pass in 2009 while he tried and failed
to secure Republican Chuck Grassley's support. Baucus's pussyfooting
gave the GOP an opening to demagogue Obamacare and move public
sentiment against it

Good riddance, Senator Baucus 23 Apr 2013 Unfortunately, in the last
decade Montana Sen. Max Baucus ('D') has used that power in terribly
destructive ways. For instance, he has used it to sculpt what became
President [sic] George W. Bush's deficit-ballooning tax cuts; riddle
the tax code with corporate tax giveaways; eliminate a public option
from healthcare legislation; and champion job-destroying "free" trade
deals. Just as destructive as what he has done as chairman is what he
has prevented: On behalf of his biggest campaign donors he has, for
instance, watered down drug reimportation legislation; "limit(ed) the
drug industry's 10-year financial exposure under healthcare reform,"
according to the Hill newspaper; blocked a serious consideration of
legislation to close corporate tax loopholes, and, as the Missoula
Independent notes, "refused to allow any discussion of universal or
single-payer health care, instead kowtowing to his donors." These are
just some of the big things. Baucus has also been the reliable
engineer of smaller but equally destructive rip-offs -- most recently,
a half-billion-d*llar pay-to-play giveaway to a pharmaceutical company
in exchange for campaign contributions.

Tax Lobby Builds Ties to Max Baucus, Chairman of Finance Panel 07 Apr
2013 At least 28 aides who have worked for Senator Baucus, DemocRAT of
Montana, since he became the committee chairman in 2001 have lobbied
on tax issues during the Obama administration -- more than any other
current member of Congress, according to the analysis of lobbying
filings performed for The New York Times. "K Street is literally
littered with former Baucus staffers," said Jade West, an executive at
a wholesalers' trade association that relies on a former finance panel
aide, Mary Burke Baker. Like Ms. Baker, many of those lobbyists have
already saved their clients millions -- in some cases, billions -- of
d*llars after Mr. Baucus backed their requests to extend certain
corporate tax perks, provisions that were adopted as part of the
so-called fiscal cliff legislation in January. Baucus aides who later
became lobbyists helped financial firms save *11.2 billion in tax
deferments and helped secure a *222 million tax benefit that is shared
with the liquor industry.
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I always have to remind myself at what level/s karma operates.

The United States voter and taxpayer who allowed their (voter fraud) elected public officials
in Congress to approve and fund invading Iraq and other countries on behalf of Exxon Mobil, BP and other oil companies
for the last remaining supply of oil reserves
certainly deserve to have their police department populated by returning vet/serial killers who cannot distinguish
between Iraq, Afghanistan and Utah or California.

2 reads
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Man-suspected-of-DUI-dies-after-LAPD-stop-4477423.php

1st read
see link for blow back from Iraq War
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/articl ... 477423.php

Man tasered dies after LAPD stop
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Los Angeles police say they'll investigate the death of a DUI suspect who died after police used a stun gun on him.

In a release Tuesday, police say they responded to a traffic accident on April 4 where the alleged drunken driver was still at the scene on Vermont Ave. near Interstate 101.


2nd read

for the uneducated and the uneducable

high school dropout can't find work so he joins the Marines to Semper Fi
and collect some money.
High school dropout is sent to Paris Island to be all he can be. He is trained to kill women and children and a occasional freedom fighter trying to protect his wife from being raped by Mr Semper Fi.
High school dropout ships out to invade Iraq for USEmpire and US oil companies.
American oil companies are struggling with the problem of Peak Oil.
Peak oil means we no longer have a infinite supply of oil.Maybe you saw the documentary film END OF SUBURBIA see
http://www.endofsuburbia.com/previews.htm

high school drop out didn't because his high school teachers were too busy DUMBING him down
see
http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/bookstor ... nblum1.htm


http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/bookstore/dumbdnblum1.htm

High School dropout manages to kill a couple hundred women and children while throwing in a occasional rape. Mr Sempi Fi has now been transformed into Mr serial killer.
Mr high school dropout/serial killer now begins to experience extreme depression from his actions. Mental Wealth workers call it Post Traumatic
Stress Syndrome. But the only people who experience traumatic stress in Iraq are the Iraqi women being raped by Semper Fi's before they shot and killed them.
Good thing serial killer/high school dropout has never read the research
of Ian Stevenson MD whose groundbreaking study of 3,000 children who remember previous lives provides the science for the existence of reincarnation. see
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... enson.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1542356/Professor-Ian-Stevenson.html

What this means for high school dropout is that he will be coming back
again for another life . Of course so will the people he murdered , so for practical purposes he has another couple hundred lives he has to live getting "wacked" by the life forms he semper fi'd.

The difference this time is the raped and murdered have had some time to ponder while they wait for him to pass over, how they will "do" Mr Semper Fi- the high school drop out serial killer.

Mr high school dropout comes back from Iraq out of work unless he re-enlists. There are not to many job openings for serial killers until he lands a job working with his be all you can be buddies at the Salt Lake City police department or the FBI.
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see link for full story
http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/05/03/57282.htm

 
 

 

Friday, May 03, 2013
 
Samaritan Says Bad Cop Got Him Beaten
 A police officer squealed on a man who called 911 on a marijuana grower, and the pot farmer beat him up, the good Samaritan claims in court.

     Christopher Spahn sued the Town of Irondequoit, its Police Department and Officer Chad Rahn, in Federal Court.
     Spahn claims Rahn violated his civil rights by revealing his identity to the marijuana grower, who had been arrested on his tip.
     Irondequoit is a suburb of Rochester.
     Spahn claims Irondequoit and its Police Department negligently hired, trained and supervised the cop, who used a department computer to track him down after he made the 911 call.
     Spahn claims he called 911 in April 2010 to report that Frank Arena was growing marijuana in his home. Spahn says he made the call anonymously, and "specifically informed the 911 operator that he did not want to provide his name, address or telephone number."
     Arena, whose home Spahn had visited with a mutual friend, was arrested, the complaint states. Arena is not a party to the complaint.
     After Arena was released, Spahn claims, he asked Rahn to help him track down the snitch.
     Rahn got Spahn's name and address from the Monroe County I-Leads system and gave the information to Arena, the complaint states.
     The next time Spahn went to Arena's home, Arena and his roommate Matthew Montrois assaulted him, Spahn says. They robbed him and "forced [him] to go to his home, where he was robbed of additional personal items and threatened with a knife," according to the complaint.
     Spahn claims he suffered lacerations to his back and bruising and swelling to his face.
     Arena and Montrois were convicted of burglary, robbery and assault and were sent to prison, Spahn says in the complaint. He claims that he "continues to live in fear that a retaliatory action will be taken on his life."
     He claims the town and its police department breached their duty to train and supervise Rahn, "especially when an initial background check for employment raised numerous material issues concerning his fitness as an officer."
     As an officer, Rahn "was investigated multiple times for domestic violence and other violations of the law," according to the complaint. At one point, he was given a multi-year suspension, but "displays a pattern of violating the suspension by working with another police department while suspended," Spahn says in the complaint.
     "Defendants have tolerated and permitted a pattern of negligent hiring, training, supervising and failure to terminate of police officers, proximately resulting in employees violating the civil rights of persons such as plaintiff," the complaint states.
     "The custom or policy of defendants, and their deliberate indifference to the rights of those who come into contact with these employees, caused plaintiff to be subjected to denial of his constitutional rights."

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http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/05/07/57379.htm


Bitten by a Drunk Chicago Cop, Woman Says
 drunk, off-duty Chicago cop bit a woman's thigh so fiercely she required medical treatment - yet his cronies charged her with disorderly conduct, she claims in court.
     Lisa Murata sued Chicago and 11 police officers, in Federal Court.
     "On the early morning of May 4, 2012, the plaintiff, Lisa Murata, who was approximately 5'1'' tall and weighed approximately 115 pounds, was walking outside in the vicinity of 3478 North Clark Street in Chicago, Illinois, when, without any provocation on her part, she was struck and knocked to the ground by the defendant [Nicholas] Pocius, a man nearly twice the size of the plaintiff who, at the time, was off duty but intoxicated and acting in an unruly, abusive, profane and threatening manner toward other bystanders and who, apparently, had already been involved in some physical alteration with one or more persons within the same vicinity," Murata says in the complaint.
     "After being knocked to the ground, the plaintiff, Lisa Murata, fell upon her back with the defendant Pocius on top of her. When the plaintiff attempted to free herself from the defendant, the defendant Pocius bit the plaintiff on her left thigh."
     Murata was taken to a hospital and treated for a human bite wound, she says.
     When Murata went to file a complaint against Pocius at the police station, she was "placed under arrest by the defendant [W.A.] Seski and the defendant [Kevin] Leahy for the alleged offense of battery upon the defendant Pocius, which had been approved by defendant [J.A.] Hoffman, whereupon the plaintiff was handcuffed to a bench and left in the interview room. Thereafter, plaintiff was transferred to a holding cell and after having remained in custody for several hours the plaintiff was released under a $1,500.00 Recognizance Bond with directions that she appear before Branch 29-2 of the Circuit Court of Cook County on May 30,2012 to answer to this criminal charge filed against her," according to the complaint.
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Dramatic helicopter shootout and car chase in Rio de Janeiro

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http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-06-10/ex-officer-shot-dead-sardis-police-station

June 11, 2013


Officer shot dead at Ga. police station
The former cop had broken into the police station and was found wielding an ax trying to break into the evidence room
 Dwayne Burke, 34, a former Sardis, Ga., policeman, was fatally shot early Monday after apparently breaking into the evidence room of the police station where he once worked.

An unidentified Sardis police officer on duty said he found evidence that the police station had been broken into about 2 a.m., said Pat Morgan, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge. He summoned a Burke County sheriff's deputy; they investigated and found Burke armed with an ax. A struggle followed, and the Sardis officer shot Burke, Morgan said.

Former Sardis, Ga., police officer Dwayne Burke had been arrested in 2010, 2012. (Sardis Police Image)

According to previous news stories in The True Citizen newspaper of Waynesboro and the Sylvania Telephone, Burke had a recent history of legal trouble.

The officer, referred to by some locals as "Robocop," resigned from Sardis in December 2009. He had been investigated by the GBI after text-message photos of him unclothed in the Sardis police restroom were transmitted.

In a resignation letter, Burke said he was leaving for a higher-paying job.

GBI agents later confirmed he took the photos at the police headquarters but cleared him of any allegations.

Five months later, he was arrested by GBI agents in Sylvania on charges of terroristic threats and acts.

The GBI told The True Citizen the charges stemmed from a May 2009 incident in which Burke was accused of dressing in a mask and breaking out windows at two Sardis homes. He fled when a homeowner fired a shotgun into the air. Burke had made numerous attempts to serve warrants at the home the previous day and complained that the residents were uncooperative.

In July 2010, he was arrested after a traffic stop in coastal Georgia's McIntosh County. Burke told the officer he was a military police officer. He quickly recanted, produced a Screven County Sheriff's Office badge and claimed to be an officer. Burke had previously worked in Screven County as a jailer.

Officer found two handguns, a number of prescription drugs and 76 Ecstasy pills in his possession.

In July 2012, Burke surrendered to Sylvania authorities after warrants were taken out in connection with a Sylvania residential burglary involving the theft of $16,000 in jewelry.
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http://www.handgunsmag.com/2013/06/20/new-fbi-handgun-training/


An Inside Look at FBI Handgun Training
June 20, 2013

The FBI has changed its training regime based on studies of law enforcement shootings, placing more emphasis on close-range engagements

Last year, and without any fanfare, the Federal Bureau of Investigation made a major change in the agency’s handgun training regime. New handgun training protocols, as well as standardized firearms training packages that went to every FBI field office, were changed to emphasize close-range shooting skills and proficiency. How close? From three to seven yards.

Based on a review of nearly 200 agent-involved shootings over a 17-year period, the FBI discovered that 75 percent of these incidents involved suspects who were within three yards of their agents when shots were exchanged. So FBI top brass decided that some changes were in order to better prepare their agents to survive these life-threatening encounters.

“Until last January, the FBI’s Pistol Qualification Course required agents to fire 50 rounds, more than half of them from between 15 and 25 yards,” FBI Special Agent Ann R. Todd explains. “The new course involves 60 rounds, with 40 of those fired from between three and seven yards. It also requires agents to draw their weapons from holsters concealed by jackets or blazers to replicate the traditional clothing worn by FBI special agents.”

In fact, for all law enforcement the majority of armed confrontations happens at close range. For example, according to data gathered by the Criminal Justice Information Services (a division of the U.S. Justice Department), of the 500 local and state police officers killed “feloniously” in the line of duty by assailants with firearms between 2002 and 2011, 235 of those officers had their lives taken by people who were within five feet of the officers. Another 92 officers were killed by attackers who were between six to 10 feet away. That translates to 65 percent of law enforcement officers killed by assailants who are just 10 feet away or closer.
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see link for full story
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/2013/07/05/bill-oreilly-fbi-and-irs


Bill O'Reilly: The FBI and the IRS
 July 04, 2013
A conservative group called The American Center for Law and Justice says that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not even contacted, has not even contacted any of the 41 groups involved in a class action suit against the IRS.

As you may know, the federal tax agency admits it targeted some conservative organizations and individuals, delaying tax exempt status and auditing some people because of their political beliefs. That's a huge scandal, if true. And it is the FBI's job to see if anything criminal was going on.

But two weeks ago, Director Robert Mueller stunned the nation when he testified in front of the House committee.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JORDAN: Can you tell me some basics? Can you tell me how many agents, investigators you have assigned to the case?

MUELLER: We may be able to do that but I have to get back to you.

JORDAN: Can you tell me who the lead investigator?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: Flat out embarrassing. After hearing Mr. Mueller say that I said this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: Mueller doesn't know? Are you kidding me? Surely he knew he'd be asked about the IRS investigation in front of the judiciary committee. Surely he knew that. If Mueller doesn't know specifics about the IRS investigation, it's because he doesn't want to know.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

O'REILLY: Well, today there are charges my analysis was correct that the FBI is either dragging its collective feet or stonewalling the IRS investigation. Between 2010 and 2012, at least five different IRS offices improperly handled requests from conservative operations for tax exempt status.

Also, the former director of the IRS Douglas Shulman was signed into the White House 157 times, far more than any other federal official. Why was Shulman there? It is the FBI's job to find out. But apparently the bureau considered by some to be the finest investigative agency in the world, not up and running yet on the biggest federal case in some time. Does that make any sense to anyone? The answer is no. It makes no sense at all.
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http://www.fredericknewspost.com/article_92ca138c-e6bf-11e2-a1bf-001a4bcf6878.html



At least 41 weapons missing from U.S. Marshals since ’07



 Sunday, July 7, 2013

Three masked men stunned downtown Frederick the afternoon of Feb. 5 when they made off with more than $190,000 worth of watches from Colonial Jewelers in a 50-second armed heist.

Alonzo Lee Meadows, 31, was arrested the next morning in Washington, D.C., leading to a second stunning revelation.

At a bond hearing Feb. 11 after his extradition from D.C., Assistant State’s Attorney Kirsten Brown revealed that police searching Meadows’ girlfriend’s home found a U.S. Marshal’s AR-15 rifle along with five loaded magazines under his side of the bed.

Between 2007 and 2012, seven U.S. Marshals rifles have been reported missing or stolen, according to the agency’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Frederick News-Post.

Of the 42 total weapons reported missing, 29 were listed as stolen and 12 listed as lost in the agency’s response. One additional weapon did not have a classification for type of case, but a police report indicates the deputy U.S. Marshal’s truck was broken into.

The types of guns that have been reported missing include shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers and a machine gun.

The information was a partial response to a request for all USM-134 forms — which are required when agency property is lost or damaged — when a gun was among the items reported missing.

The Marshals Service conducted a search of the Headquarters Management Support Division and provided 225 pages of responsive information, including copies of the forms and police reports, with names, personal addresses and firearm serial numbers redacted.

The documents released by the agency show that guns were stolen from parked cars, sometimes unoccupied for mere minutes, occupied homes in the middle of the night, and in one case, a deputy U.S. Marshal was robbed of her gun during a hold-up.

The thefts from marshals also had significant ripple effects. In one case, the police report includes a $20,000 estimate to re-key a federal courthouse in California after a marshal’s key set to the building and its jail cells was taken alongside his sidearm.

Dave Oney, a spokesman for the agency, said this week it presents a problem any time a law enforcement officer’s weapon is lost or stolen and is considered a public safety issue.

“The USMS has policies in place to guard against loss and theft, though, as you know, things do happen,” he wrote in response to questions asked by The News-Post.

In 2012, five guns were stolen and one gun was lost for which paperwork was completed (in some cases a gun was reported or discovered missing earlier than the year it was assigned a case control number). In one 2012 case, a deputy U.S. Marshal in Puerto Rico was at Auto Zone getting service for her car when at least three men robbed the store, demanding her gun and a Taser in the process.

In 2011, one gun was reported lost. Two were reported stolen, including a machine gun. That gun, reported stolen by an employee working for the Eastern District of Texas, had a value of $1,049. It is unclear which police reports included as part of the agency’s disclosure address this theft.

In 2010, seven guns were stolen, all from agency employees’ personal or government-owned vehicles. In Atlanta, a rifle and shotgun were taken from the same government vehicle, which was parked overnight at the National Law Enforcement Explores Conference. In East Point, Ga., a deputy marshal from the Western District of Tennessee had his vehicle broken into during a 14-minute break at a restaurant. In Wetumpka, Ala., a deputy U.S. Marshal’s government SUV was burglarized, along with 13 other vehicles, when it was parked at an automotive repair shop overnight.

Another theft from a vehicle was recorded in Prince George’s County in 2009. According to a police report, a deputy marshal woke to leave for work and found both front doors and the trunk to their car open. Two agency-owned weapons, a rifle and a shotgun, were missing from a locked vault. A number of other items, including a ballistics vest and Marshals clothing items were taken, for a total value of $4,850.

A total of seven guns were reported stolen that year, along with one missing.

In 2008, one of the four stolen guns was taken from a car parked in an FBI lot, according to the information.

The USMS employee reported that he parked his Chevy Tahoe in an FBI parking lot in Atlanta and traveled with a senior inspector in another vehicle. When he returned to the Tahoe the next day, they discovered a backpack with the pistol, badge, laptop, passport and other items missing.
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you really have no idea how much of your tax dime is spent by police investigating police, do you?


East Texas deputy accused of selling drugs on duty
Wednesday, July 10, 2013


http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/state&id=9168632
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Tell Obama NOT to Nominate NYPD Commissioner Kelly for Homeland Security

 

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and the Department of Homeland Security are a match made in heaven -- and that's why we should do everything we can to stop him.

With Secretary Janet Napolitano on her way out, Commissioner Kelly and his racist and unconstitutional law enforcement accolades have made him a Beltway fan favorite to lead the agency. New York Senator Chuck Schumer wasted no time in releasing a statement saying, “there is no doubt Ray Kelly would be a great DHS Secretary, and I have urged the White House to very seriously consider his candidacy.”1 Apparently the White House is doing exactly that.2

This is the man who spied on New York City Muslims after 9/11, institutionalized racial profiling via "Stop and Frisk" and brutalized protesters throughout Occupy Wall Street. Putting him in charge of an agency that itself has an odious legacy of rights abuses would be a monumental mistake.

Please join us in calling on President Obama not to nominate NYPD Commissioner Ray "Stop and Frisk" Kelly for DHS Secretary.

Ray Kelly's tenure as the longest serving commissioner in NYPD history is marred by the institutionalization of unconstitutional law enforcement practices that have turned the city into a police state for the poor, dissenting and people of color. If President Obama was to appoint Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, that would potentially be interpreted as rewarding Kelly for dramatically scaling up his disdainful practices and giving him the green light to implement them on a federal level.

As Matthew Taylor writes in Vice, "Whether it’s directing the Transportation Security Agency and our airports, managing immigration and border enforcement, or just generally having his way with a multi-billion dollar budget, the opportunities for abuse in a Kelly-run DHS are terrifying to contemplate."3

Finally, a Ray Kelly appointment for DHS could also send a message to municipal police departments nationwide that programs like Stop and Frisk or the mass surveillance of Muslims are acceptable, won't be challenged by the Department of Justice, and might even earn your commissioner a top spot in the president's cabinet. This is a precedent that cannot be allowed to start.

Please join us in calling on President Obama not to nominate NYPD Commissioner Ray "Stop and Frisk" Kelly for DHS Secretary.

In Solidarity,

Brian Sonenstein
Campaign Director,
Firedoglake.com

Sources:
1. Why Ray ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Kelly Possibly Being Nominated to DHS Would Be so Dangerous, Jon Walker, Just Say Now, 7/15/2013.
2. President Obama eyes NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly to run the Department of Homeland Security, Joseph Straw, New York Daily News, 7/16/2013.
3. Ray Kelly’s Path To Becoming America’s Big Brother, Matthew Taylor, VICE, 7/16/2013.

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http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/07/29/59753.htm

Cops Sicced Dog on Sleeping Woman, She Says
 After police watched their attack dog Vortex rip apart a dozing woman's leg, the cops told its handler, "Severe trauma to the leg? ... Awesome ... you deserve a Slurpee," the woman claims in court.
     Katie Hess sued Salt Lake County, the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Police Chief James Winder and Officer Kevin Barrett, in Federal Court.
     Hess claims that she was attacked by the "vicious and aggressive" police dog Vortex, after a night out in suburban Holladay in May 2012.
     Hess claims that and a friend, nonparty Gavin DeGraw, called for a taxi from an Arby's restaurant after one of their bicycles broke down. She says the taxi dispatcher told them they could take their bikes in a cab.
     But when the cab came, the driver "indicated that he would not allow plaintiff and Gavin DeGraw to put their bikes in the back," according to the complaint.
     DeGraw and the driver argued, and "as the taxi driver was leaving, Gavin DeGraw made a derogatory racial comment about the taxi cab driver that appeared to be of foreign and/or Arabian descent," Hess says in the lawsuit.
     She adds: "That immediately upon hearing the comment, the driver turned his SUV around and headed towards Gavin DeGraw. Katie Hess describes the taxi driver as a very, very large Arab man.
     "The taxi driver thereafter left his vehicle and physically pursued Gavin DeGraw. Both DeGraw and the taxi driver began to exchange blows. During this time, Katie Hess yelled at both men to stop fighting."
     The driver got the better of DeGraw and refused to let him up, until "Hess yelled that she was going to take the taxi cab to go get the cops if the taxi driver did not stop," she says in the complaint. "At this point, the taxi driver did get off of DeGraw and released him."
     DeGraw told Hess to head home and he would take care of the bikes. But Hess says she heard sirens and decided to wait for DeGraw near a high school.
     She adds: "That due to the lateness of the hour, plaintiff became very tired.
     "Katie Hess believes she sat waiting for Gavin DeGraw for 20 to 30 minutes.
     "According to plaintiff, the next thing she remembers after sitting down and waiting was that a dog barked. Plaintiff noted that almost immediately, a dog came over a wall and attacked her, chewing on her right leg, breaking her leg and ripping her leg apart and opening large gaping wounds.
     "Katie Hess screamed at the dog to stop and began using her free leg to try and push the dog away from her. Plaintiff was not initially aware that the dog biting her leg was a police dog.
     "At the same time that plaintiff was attacked by the dog, plaintiff recalls that three to four police officers appeared at the area and watched the attack.
     "That the officers of the Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake did not immediately request that the dog stop the attack.
     "Plaintiff began to yell for the dog to stop and for the officers to stop the dog. That several moments passed before the police officers which were present responded.
     "Finally, one of the officers responded by telling plaintiff to lie still.
     "Due to the pain and the dog still gripping her leg, plaintiff had a hard time holding still.
     "That finally one of the officers came and physically got the dog off Hess.
     "Immediately after the dog attack, an officer went to Katie Hess and grabbed her arm, ordering her to stand up. Katie Hess was able to get up onto her left leg and attempted to get up onto her right leg which had been broken, but was in so much pain that she could not bare to put weight on the right leg.
     "After plaintiff was not able to stand, due to problems with plaintiff's leg, one of the officers for the Salt Lake County Sheriff and/or the Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake became enraged and yelled at plaintiff to stand up.
     "Plaintiff did tell the police officer that 'I am trying to but something is very wrong with my leg.'
     "The officer did then grab Hess by her hair and yanked her up on her feet, drug [sic] her up on the grass close to the street, threw her on her stomach, and handcuffed her hands behind her back. ...
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Judge Rules Cops Can Twiddle Thumbs, Watch As Civilians Are Murdered

 Tue, July 30, 2013

The duties of a police officer are to protect and serve — unless they don’t feel like it, apparently. A Manhattan Supreme Court Justice has ruled that the City of New York has no legal obligation to protect its citizens, even if armed police are present at the scene of a dangerous incident.

The case centered around Joseph Lozito, who was stabbed in the face, hands, and neck by deranged attacker Maksim Gelman. As reported by Gothamist:

    Gelman stabbed Joseph Lozito in the face, neck, hands and head on an uptown 3 train in February 2011, after fatally stabbing four people and injuring three others in a 28-hour period. Lozito, a father of two and an avid martial arts fan, was able to tackle Gelman and hold him down, and Gelman was eventually arrested by the transit officers. Lozito sued the city, arguing that the police officers had locked themselves in the conductor's car and failed to come to his aid in time.

Police representatives argued that they had no “special duty” to intervene, and judge Margaret Chan agreed. Chan ruled that the police had no reason to believe that Lozito was in danger at the time, despite the fact that, by Chan’s own words, "The dismissal of this lawsuit does not lessen Mr. Lozito’s bravery or the pain of his injuries. Mr. Lozito heroically maneuvered the knife away from Gelman and subdued him on the subway floor."
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Fugitive Waupun police officer is captured

A Waupun police lieutenant on the run after officials say he burglarized a restaurant and stole a pickup truck was arrested Tuesday in Burnett County, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.


see link for full story


August 7 2013

http://www.jsonline.com/newswatch/218490701.html
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Police,  Prosecutorial
and Judicial
Misconduct

http://truthinjustice.org/p-pmisconduct.htm
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You do know what to do,eh?

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http://www.blackbluedog.com/2013/08/news/finally-75-cleveland-cops-to-be-disciplined-for-shooting-137-times-at-unarmed-couple/


Finally: 75 Cleveland Cops to be Disciplined for Shooting 137 Times at Unarmed Couple
August 10, 2013 |

75 police officers in Cleveland, OH are finally going to be disciplined for firing more than 137 shots killing an unarmed couple November 29 of last year.

An August 2nd report in the Cleveland Plain Dealer reveals that 19 of the 75 officers will reportedly face charges including engaging in a chase without permission and providing false information on duty.

More than 100 officers in 60 police cars engaged in a high-speed chase of 43 year-old Timothy Russell and 30 year-old Malissa Williams.  According to the Business Insider, none of the officers have thus far lost their jobs even months after the incident.

The 25 minute chase that involved three districts ended in the school parking lot of Heritage Middle School, where the couple died in a hail of bullets ripping through their car.

Described as a gunfight, it turns out it wasn’t much of a fight at all as police found Williams shot 24 times and Russell shot 23 times, both unarmed and dead.  Not one police officer was injured in the chase.
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