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Police State

Mississippi Suspect Dies After Being Shot With Taser
WAPT-TV - Tue Aug 14, 2007
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson police are conducting an internal investigation after a man shot with a Taser gun died early Wednesday morning. More»

CA: Suspect Dies After Deputies Use Taser
KCRA-TV - Tue Aug 14, 2007
WATERFORD, California - A man died Wednesday after a Taser gun was used by authorities in Stanislaus County to subdue a robbery suspect. More»

Family of man who died after Taser shock files lawsuit
Associated Press - Mon Aug 13, 2007
CHICAGO - Authorities say it may take several weeks to determine if a Taser shock killed Gefery Johnson, but his family filed a lawsuit yesterday claiming police used "excessive force. More»

Ousted Taser cop takes aim at city
Aspen Times - Wed Aug 8, 2007
ASPEN - Former police officer Melinda Calvano has hit the city of Aspen with a lawsuit, claiming that it wrongfully fired her after she used a stun gun on a homeless woman in a downtown alley. More»

Man hit with stun gun dies, Shelby Township cops say
Detroit Free Press - Sun Aug 5, 2007
A man lost consciousness and later died after police used a Taser gun to subdue him Saturday, the Shelby Township Police Department said in a statement. More»

Photo: Law widens govt's right to listen in Law widens govt's right to listen in
USA Today - Sun Aug 5, 2007
WASHINGTON - President Bush signed a bill Sunday that expands the government's power to eavesdrop without warrants on foreign suspects, even as Democratic leaders criticized the law and vowed to change it. More»

Photo: Court: FBI violated Constitution in raid Court: FBI violated Constitution in raid
Associated Press - Thu Aug 2, 2007
WASHINGTON - The FBI violated the Constitution when agents raided US Representative William Jefferson's office last year and viewed legislative documents in a corruption investigation, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. More»

Photo: Teen Jailed Over Ticket He Had Already Paid Teen Jailed Over Ticket He Had Already Paid
WSB-TV - Wed Aug 1, 2007
ATLANTA - An error by police caused a teenager to be briefly jailed over a traffic ticket he had already paid the fine for. More»

Father upset Taser used on son before fatal jump
Associated Press - Mon Jul 30, 2007
SPOKANE - The father of a man who jumped to his death off the Monroe Street Bridge is wondering why police shocked his son seconds before the fall. More»

GA sheriff charged with cover-up in shooting
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mon Jul 30, 2007
The Towns County sheriff has been released on $250,000 bond on charges he tried cover up for his chief deputy, who is accused to shooting up the house of his wife's lover. More»

US 'dirty bomber' is a trial for CIA
Times Online UK - Sun Jul 29, 2007
IT WAS a terrorist trial that seemed to have everything - including a CIA agent testifying in disguise and a mysterious reference to a female donkey. More»

Photo: Juvenile Prison Abuse - Records show boss ignored abuse warnings Juvenile Prison Abuse - Records show boss ignored abuse warnings
Associated Press - Sat Apr 28, 2007
DALLAS - A Texas Youth Commission administrator charged with sexually abusing teenage inmates got continuing support from a supervisor despite recurring allegations against him, a newspaper investigation has found. More»

Pilot Orders Coughing Student Off Flight
WSB-TV - Wed Mar 28, 2007
HONOLULU -- An airline pilot on Tuesday ordered a 16-year-old student from Hawaii off an East Coast flight after a coughing fit. More»

Police Use Taser Gun On Woman Having Diabetic Seizure
KPTV - Mon Mar 12, 2007
A local family is questioning why a woman having a diabetic seizure would have to be tackled and shocked by police. More»

Woman, 69, Tasered and Arrested for Honking Horn
Associated Press - Sat Feb 10, 2007
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A 69-year-old woman who was shocked with a stun gun after she honked her car horn at a police cruiser has been convicted of resisting arrest for sparking a quarrel with officers. More»

Farmer, 74, Charged with Felony After Chasing Thief
Associated Press - Thu Feb 1, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Minnesota - A farmer who chased down a thief and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived now faces a more serious charge than the thief himself. More»

Photo: U.S. Attorney General Gonzales says the Constitution doesn't guarantee habeas corpus! U.S. Attorney General Gonzales says the Constitution doesn't guarantee habeas corpus!
San Francisco Chronicle - Tue Jan 23, 2007
One of the Bush administration's most far-reaching assertions of government power was revealed quietly last week when Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified that habeas corpus -- the right to go to federal court and challenge one's imprisonment -- is not protected by the Constitution. More»

Flight Ban for Anti-Bush T-Shirt
BBC - Sun Jan 21, 2007
A passenger barred from a Qantas airlines flight for wearing a T-shirt depicting US President George Bush as a terrorist has threatened legal action. More»

Photo: FBI workers saw Guantanamo abuse FBI workers saw Guantanamo abuse
BBC - Tue Jan 2, 2007
An internal report by the FBI has catalogued a long list of abuses of prisoners held at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. More»

Handcuffed teen said to leap to death fleeing police
Associated Press - Sun Dec 3, 2006
OCCOQUAN, Virginia - A 16-year-old boy in handcuffs escaped Saturday from a police cruiser parked on a bridge, then jumped over a concrete barrier, plunged into a river and drowned, authorities said. More»

Photo: Elderly Atlantan Shot by Police - Informant Told by Police to Lie Elderly Atlantan Shot by Police - Informant Told by Police to Lie
CNN - Mon Nov 27, 2006
ATLANTA, Georgia - An informant cited in a search warrant as having purchased narcotics at an elderly Atlanta woman's house denies buying drugs there, authorities say. More»

Couple Faces up to 20 years in Club Fed for Smooching on Plane
AFP - Thu Nov 16, 2006
A couple's ill-concealed sexual play aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles got them charged with violating the Patriot Act, intended for terrorist acts, and could land them in jail for 20 years. More»

Woman Booted Off Plane for Nursing her Baby
Associated Press - Mon Nov 13, 2006
BURLINGTON, Vermont - A woman who claims she was kicked off an airplane because she was breast-feeding her baby has filed a complaint against two airlines, her attorney said. More»

Bible-carrying teen dies after stun gun shot
Associated Press - Mon Oct 30, 2006
JERSEYVILLE, Illinois - A teenager carrying a Bible and shouting "I want Jesus" was shot twice with a police stun gun and later died at a Saint Louis hospital, authorities said. More»

Bush Moves Toward Martial Law
Toward Freedom - Sat Oct 28, 2006
In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1). More»

Photo: Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases
Washington Post - Thu Oct 19, 2006
Moving quickly to implement the bill signed by President Bush this week that authorizes military trials of enemy combatants, the administration has formally notified the US District Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider hundreds of habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. More»

Photo: Girl, 14, Quizzed by Secret Service About  MySpace Anti-Bush page Girl, 14, Quizzed by Secret Service About MySpace Anti-Bush page
Ananova - Mon Oct 16, 2006
A US girl of 14 was dragged out of class by Secret Service agents for calling President Bush an idiot on her MySpace page. More»

9/11 Toxic Dust Whistleblower Raided By SWAT Team
Prison Planet - Thu Sep 14, 2006
A 9/11 toxic dust whistleblower, a ground zero hero and one of the individuals influential in the release of documents proving a government cover-up that deliberately put police, firemen and rescue personel at risk, has been raided by a New York SWAT team - who ransacked his home for three hours after he was arrested. More»

Bush Admits to CIA Secret Prisons
BBC - Tue Sep 5, 2006
President Bush has acknowledged the existence of secret CIA prisons and said 14 key terrorist suspects have now been sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More»

Photo: Bush Sets Up Domestic Spy Service Bush Sets Up Domestic Spy Service
BBC - Thu Jun 22, 2006
US President George W Bush has ordered the creation of a domestic intelligence service within the FBI, as part of a package of 70 new security measures. More»

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