Archive for the ‘police state’ Category

Book Borrowers’ Prison

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 16:54 No Comments

Okay, so these folks are not good at organizing their lives enough to return library books, but they were hauled off to court for charges of “Failure to Return Rental Property.” The couple thinks it’s unfair that they never would have been charged, if they had each just paid a $105 “diversion fee” to the [...]

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The “Keeping People Safe” Oppressive State

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:58 No Comments

In Marin County, California, the police state is broadening to include zapping ‘speeding’ mountain bikers out on the trails. Starting this month, Marin County rangers will be deploying radar guns in the open areas and on the shared trails of the Mount Tamalpais park to catch mountain bikers speeding around. There will be two deputies [...]

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Rehabilitation: it’s “for the children”

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 6:12 1 Comment

Incarceration Nation and the Rehabilitative State. This is how we do it in America. L.A. County currently has the largest juvenile justice system in the country. It costs $230,600 a year to incarcerate one kid there.

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Assault(s) By Badge: Local Roundup

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 17:03 No Comments

The Detroit media is saturated, this week, with a rash of stories involving police abuse of power. In Inkster, ex-officer William Melendez was sentenced to prison for the brutal beating of Floyd Dent, an unarmed man who was dragged out of his car and tased, punched, and kicked during a traffic stop. (See video below.) [...]

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Debter’s Prison

Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:08 No Comments

It still exists, especially when you owe the militarized police state to provide for its rent-seeking, dehumanizing, domestic military branches. The Macomb County Jail, just 3 miles from my home, incarcerated this young man, de-clothed him, threw ultra-bright lights on him 24/7, put a camera on him, and watched him slowly waste away until the [...]

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Don’t Make Eye Contact With a Cop

Saturday, August 29, 2015 19:47 No Comments

A young, black male from Detroit, who was peacefully making his way through Dayton, Ohio, was pulled over for … not signaling … on second thought, not turning on his turn signal 100 feet prior to his turn. But then, the cop admits why he really got pulled over. The cop had been trailing the [...]

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Graphic: Is the US Becoming a Police State?

Monday, March 24, 2014 20:18 2 Comments

A reader, Jasmine Henriques, put together a graphic on the US as a police state, and so I thought I’d give this nice visual a plug. It’s smartly done, and if you have any suggestions for additions, I suggest you contact the authors via the website.  

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Cop Creep of the Decade

Monday, October 14, 2013 21:04 12 Comments

YouTube and the ‘Net in general are awash in this sort of thing: Law-abiding, productive person has a little too much of a very legal substance (alcohol). Bully cop pulls over the “criminal” and carts the person off to jail to “teach them a lesson” and attempts to ruin their life and finances via the [...]

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95-Year Old WWII Vet Murdered By Police for Refusing Medical Attention

Thursday, August 15, 2013 21:52 2 Comments

The news anchor says, “when he was fighting the Japanese, did he ever think he would live to almost 96 only to be tased, and then shot in the guts from a beanbag round from a shotgun while he was sitting in his chair?” Police tased this feeble, old man, and when that didn’t work, [...]

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Fake Cop, Real Cop, Crook Cop

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 17:47 1 Comment

The video narrator says, “Who could have predicted this one?” Lots of us, I say. People on the east side of Detroit thought they were being pulled over, robbed at gunpoint, and even pistol whipped by criminals parading around as cops. As this story reveals, one of the criminals is indeed a real Detroit cop. [...]

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