Archive for the ‘police state’ Category

Conditioning Kids to Obey

Monday, July 11, 2016 7:12 No Comments

Message to kids from those who serve and protect: obey, or you will be harmed. Officer George Brice, his muscled and heavily tattooed biceps crossed firmly over his chest and flak jacket, offered a raw, real-life scenario of how a traffic stop might go down for an audience of 35 Albany teenagers. …”If you get [...]

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Was Philando a Police Target?

Sunday, July 10, 2016 6:56 No Comments

Philando Castile: a little bit more of what we _may_ know in spite of folks posting these poorly-written articles from (conservative) websites/blogs that are known to be biased and not credible, insisting that Philando was an “armed robbery suspect.” (All the stuff I’ve sorted through on that very notion doesn’t add up, and in fact [...]

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“It seems like you’re insinuating”… (The Insurgency in Dallas)

Friday, July 8, 2016 9:34 No Comments

I received a shrieking, cowardly email from someone at “” in response to my post yesterday on the killing of Alton Sterling. People often use these temporary emails for sending hate mail for which they do not have to back up, and instead, they can “hit send” and run the other way. Here’s his letter, in full: [...]

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Another Execution By Cop (In St. Paul)

Thursday, July 7, 2016 18:21 No Comments

Traffic stop – for a broken tail light on the vehicle. Another execution by a cop at point blank range in St. Paul. Right here, in this video, you see a bloodied man, Philando Castile, groaning right up until his death. Watch the cop, listen to his voice and words and his conversation with the [...]

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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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