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Police State

Photo: Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who 'Liked' Anti-Trump Facebook Page Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who 'Liked' Anti-Trump Facebook Page
Gizmodo - Tue Oct 17, 2017
In a court hearing today, the Department of Justice dropped its request for the names of an estimated 6,000 people who "liked" a Facebook page about an Inauguration Day protest, the American Civil Liberties Union said. More»

Photo: Why Are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail? Why Are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail?
New Yorker - Tue Oct 17, 2017
One night in May, 2015, an accountant named Renata Singleton arrived home from work and changed into lounge pants. More»

Photo: Jazz great Alvin Queen, denied entry into USA Jazz great Alvin Queen, denied entry into USA
PR Web - Sat Oct 14, 2017
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Bronx born Alvin Queen, the former drummer for Oscar Peterson, whose career includes memorable collaborations with a veritable whos who of music royalty, including Nina Simone, Horace Silver, George Benson, Ruth Brown, Buddy DeFranco, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Taylor, Wild Bill Davis, George Coleman, George Braith, Larry Young, Harry Sweets Edison and Johnny Griffin, was set to perform at a concert in Washington, DC on November 15th, 2017, at the behest of The French-American Cultural Foundation. More»

Photo: Utah nurse's arrest raises questions on evidence collection Utah nurse's arrest raises questions on evidence collection
Los Angeles Times - Sat Sep 2, 2017
The videotaped arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient has raised questions about how far officers can go to collect evidence and has led to policy changes within the Salt Lake City Police Department. More»

Cops kill innocent man by shooting him through a closed door - at the wrong house
Raw Story - Tue Jul 25, 2017
Police officers in Southaven, Mississippi, this week fatally shot a man who had no active warrants because they mistook his house for the house of a suspect. More»

Children Now Face Fines & Arrest If They Don't Get a Permit to Mow Grass
Free Thought Project - Thu Jun 1, 2017
In the Land of the Free, it is now illegal to mow grass from extra money during the summer time, unless you pay the right state official for the privilege of working. More»

Photo: Texas Lawmaker Threatens to Shoot Colleague After Reporting Protesters to ICE Texas Lawmaker Threatens to Shoot Colleague After Reporting Protesters to ICE
New York Times - Mon May 29, 2017
A Texas state representative, referring to protesters at the State Capitol on Monday, said he reported "several illegal immigrants" to federal immigration authorities and then threatened to shoot a fellow lawmaker who objected. More»

Photo: Jury convicts Virginia woman who was removed for laughing during Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing Jury convicts Virginia woman who was removed for laughing during Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing
Raw Story - Wed May 3, 2017
A Virginia woman is facing a year in jail after a jury convicted her of disrupting the confirmation hearing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions after she loudly laughed during it. More»

Photo: 'Just kill me': The moment bloodied United passenger mumbled about suicide after he was body-slammed by cops and dragged off overbooked flight to make room for airline STAFF 'Just kill me': The moment bloodied United passenger mumbled about suicide after he was body-slammed by cops and dragged off overbooked flight to make room for airline STAFF
Daily Mail - Sun Apr 9, 2017
New video has emerged of a bloodied United passenger mumbling about suicide after he was body-slammed by cops and dragged off an overbooked flight to make room for airline staff. More»

Photo: Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby' Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby'
The Guardian - Fri Feb 24, 2017
Author of Possum Magic was aggressively questioned for two hours over her visa status and later received an apology for her treatment by border guards. More»

American Citizen Faced Deportation
WMAQ-TV - Fri Feb 24, 2017
A Chicago man who spent the weekend in jail and faced deportation on suspicion he is in the country illegally said what happened to him illustrates the need for America to change the way it deals with immigration. More»

Photo: Republican calls for 'another Kent State' to deal with campus protesters Republican calls for 'another Kent State' to deal with campus protesters
NY Daily News - Fri Feb 3, 2017
A Michigan Republican is facing calls for his resignation after he said that "another Kent State" might be necessary for liberal protesters. More»

Photo: President Donald Trump says he believes torture works President Donald Trump says he believes torture works
BBC - Wed Jan 25, 2017
US President Donald Trump has said he believes torture works, saying "we have to fight fire with fire". More»

In Trump's America, 'Felony Riot' Charges Against Inauguration Protesters Signal Dangerous Wave of Repression
AlterNet - Sat Jan 21, 2017
More than 200 people who were mass-arrested at the Washington, D.C. protests against the inauguration of Donald Trump have been hit with felony riot charges that are punishable by up to 10 years in prison and quarter-million-dollar fine. More»

Photo: Hundreds of Drug Convictions Overturned After Corrupt Cops Caught Framing Innocent People Hundreds of Drug Convictions Overturned After Corrupt Cops Caught Framing Innocent People
Free Thought Project - Thu Dec 29, 2016
Leroy Gonzalez says that he spent over two years in jail after he was framed by crooked cops and wrongfully convicted of a drug charge. More»

Photo: History teacher suspended for lesson showing 'remarkable parallels" between rise of Trump and Hilter History teacher suspended for lesson showing 'remarkable parallels" between rise of Trump and Hilter
Raw Story - Sat Nov 12, 2016
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Bay Area history teacher was suspended from teaching on Thursday over a lesson in which he examined parallels between the rise of Trump and German fascist dictator Adolf Hitler. More»

Photo: St. Louis mom wants answers after photo of officer posing with her dead son surfaces St. Louis mom wants answers after photo of officer posing with her dead son surfaces
Fox4kc.com - Sat Nov 5, 2016
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Missouri - A St. Louis mother is demanding answers after a photo surfaced that appears to depict the scene of her sons death. More»

Photo: Cops brutalize black off-duty officer after profiling him for crime he didn't commit Cops brutalize black off-duty officer after profiling him for crime he didn't commit
US Uncut - Wed Oct 26, 2016
An off-duty police officer based out of DC was thrown to the ground and hit in the head by Prince Georges County police officers because he fit a description of a shooting suspect vaguely described as a black male wearing a hoodie and blue jeans. More»

Photo: GBI: Cop lied about being shot by black man GBI: Cop lied about being shot by black man
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Fri Sep 23, 2016
An officer shot - A bullet stopped by body armor - A 10-day chase for an unidentified shooter. More»

Photo: Man dies of thirst in jail run by Trump-loving sheriff after guards cut off his water for six days Man dies of thirst in jail run by Trump-loving sheriff after guards cut off his water for six days
Raw Story - Tue Sep 20, 2016
38-year-old Terrill Thomas was arrested in connection to a shooting and taken to Milwaukee County Jail - Nine days later, he was dead of dehydration. More»

Photo: Disturbing Video Catches Cop Severely Beat Restrained Man & Threaten Him With Gun to His Head Disturbing Video Catches Cop Severely Beat Restrained Man & Threaten Him With Gun to His Head
Free Thought Project - Sat Sep 17, 2016
Gretna, Louisiana - Caught on video beating a handcuffed man without provocation, a Louisiana cop was recently fired and arrested nearly five months after the incident. More»

Photo: Cops hold man down and sic K-9 on him after beating him - for dancing in a parking lot Cops hold man down and sic K-9 on him after beating him - for dancing in a parking lot
Raw Story - Fri May 20, 2016
Washington man has settled a lawsuit with the city of Tukwila after police officers assaulted him following a complaint that he was dancing in an industrial parking lot, reports the Seattle Times. More»

Hidden Microphones Exposed As Part of Government Surveillance Program In The Bay Area
KPIX-TV - Sat May 14, 2016
OAKLAND, California - Hidden microphones that are part of a clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area has been exposed. More»

Photo: Victims Of CIA Torture Notch Historic Victory In Legal Battle Victims Of CIA Torture Notch Historic Victory In Legal Battle
Think Progress - Sat Apr 23, 2016
A lawsuit against two psychologists behind the CIAs torture program moved forward on Friday, when a judge decided he could not throw out the case. More»

Cops arrest kids ages 6 to 10 at school for not stopping a fight
Raw Story - Mon Apr 18, 2016
Parents in Tennessee are furious after at least five children - between the ages of 10 and 6 - were handcuffed and arrested last week at their elementary school over an incident that happened in their neighborhood. More»

Photo: Chicago Cop Only Gets 60 Days In Jail For Sexually Assaulting Coworker's 9-Year-Old Chicago Cop Only Gets 60 Days In Jail For Sexually Assaulting Coworker's 9-Year-Old
WinningDemocrats.com - Thu Apr 7, 2016
A long-serving Chicago police officer has been cleared of felony sexual assault charges that resulted from the molestation of a fellow law enforcement officers 9-year-old daughter because the judge said he couldnt be certain that he kissed and fondled the girl for his own sexual arousal. More»

Photo: Costly prison fees are putting inmates deep in debt Costly prison fees are putting inmates deep in debt
CNN - Fri Apr 1, 2016
Jeremy Barrett remembers very little of the assault that would change his life. More»

Nevada Prisoner Forced To Smash His Own Teeth Out
Think Progress - Fri Apr 1, 2016
A Nevada inmate languished in solitary confinement for eight months while prison staff ignored pleas for medical help. More»

Photo: Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People
Huffington Post - Tue Mar 22, 2016
An eye-opening remark from a former aide to President Richard Nixon pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States war on drugs. More»

Photo: Woman dies of thirst after she was dragged out of SC hospital to jail over unpaid court fines Woman dies of thirst after she was dragged out of SC hospital to jail over unpaid court fines
Raw Story - Wed Feb 24, 2016
A South Carolina woman died 27 hours after she was hauled out of a hospital and taken to jail over unpaid court fines - and her family said she was denied water and medical care. More»

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