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  • Federal Agencies & Standing Armies

    08/19/2016 1:41:44 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | August 19th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Alexander Hamilton, a man tagged in modern times with authoritarian inclinations, left no doubt what the sovereign people were to do in the face of ongoing oppression. The great vehicle of oppression to enforce tyranny in the 17th and 18th centuries was a king’s standing army. For centuries after the Norman Conquest, the prerogative of English kings to raise armies was nearly unlimited. This ages-old right, of which Spanish and French kings shared, did not end in England until the close of the Glorious Revolution in 1688. Subsequent to a 1689 Bill of Rights, English kings needed the consent of...
  • Traffic Stop Quickly Escalated When Driver Informed Officer of Concealed Carry Permit

    11/19/2015 1:08:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/15 | Jason Howerton
    Gonzalez claims he was unfairly targeted because he was carrying a gun. The traffic stop began routine enough. Rosenberg officer Sgt. Anthony Schnacky asked Gonzalez for his license and insurance. "Yeah, what's the reason you stopped me?" Gonzalez asked. "I'll tell you in just a minute," the officer replied. But when Gonzalez informed Sgt. Schnacky that he was legally carrying a concealed firearm, the tone of the situation shifted dramatically. The officer called for backup and they both approached the driver's window -- one of them with his gun drawn. Schnacky ordered Gonzalez to put his hands on the steering...
  • Horrifying moment cops drew guns on husband and PREGNANT wife

    09/29/2015 7:14:39 AM PDT · by Robert Teesdale · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/25/2015 | Chris Spargo
    Dashcam footage captured the horrifying moment two police officers drew their guns on a husband and wife after pulling them over while they were rushing to the hospital to give birth. James Reiner was driving his wife Dana to the hospital after her water broke in January 2012 in Hebron, Indiana when they passed a police car that suddenly turned on its lights and pulled them over, despite the fact that they were not speeding. That is when James got out to tell Sgt. Anthony Dandurand that his wife was pregnant and they needed to get to the hospital. He...
  • SWAT Team Raids Wrong Worcester Home, Residents Say

    08/24/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 08-22-2015 | By Paul Burton, WBZ-TV
    WORCESTER (CBS) — Marianne Diaz and her fiancé, Bryant Alequin, felt their lives were in danger when a SWAT team raided their third-floor apartment on Hillside Street with guns drawn. Diaz says she grabbed her seven-year-old and 18-month-old girls and prayed while Worcester police officers and State Police troopers executed a search warrant. “It was terrorizing, and the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life. They were loud, vulgar, and disgusting in behavior,” she said. It happened on Wednesday around 5:30 in the morning. Alequin says he was in the bathroom getting ready for work. “I was scared,...
  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 12:22:26 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 279 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | RRryan 71187
    Citizen seems to notice a police officer driving around and around his neighborhood while he is working on his boat in his driveway. Police officer doesn't like being filmed by someone in his own yard and decides to stop and pull gun on him.
  • In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me.

    08/03/2015 9:04:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2015 | Alex Horton
    <p>Alex Horton is a member of the Defense Council at the Truman National Security Project. He served as an infantryman in Iraq with the Army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.</p> <p>I got home from the bar and fell into bed soon after Saturday night bled into Sunday morning. I didn’t wake up until three police officers barged into my apartment, barking their presence at my door. They sped down the hallway to my bedroom, their service pistols drawn and leveled at me.</p>
  • Video of Sandra Bland's arrest ignites firestorm of reactions (Video at link)

    07/22/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 477 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Holly Yan and Dana Ford
    (CNN)Anger over Sandra Bland's death in a Texas jail has boiled over after newly released video showed what happened at the traffic stop that led to her arrest. Now, many question whether she should have been arrested at all. The dashcam video shows Texas state Trooper Brian Encinia pulling Bland over July 10 for allegedly failing to use her turn signal. What started as normal conversation gets testy after Encinia asks her to put out her cigarette.
  • Vermont law officer charged in road-rage incident in Maine

    04/23/2015 8:10:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | April 22, 2015 | Craig Crosby (Kennebec Journal)
    AUGUSTA — A federal law enforcement officer from Vermont was arrested in West Gardiner on Wednesday after allegedly aiming a loaded handgun at another vehicle on Interstate 95. Maine State Police officers arrested Demitria Buhalis, 41, of Brownsville, Vermont, and charged her with aggravated criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, said Lt. Aaron Hayden. Buhalis is a police officer at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont, Hayden said. Hayden said a man driving south on I-95 in Sidney called police just before noon to report that a woman who drove past him in...
  • Texas Officer Slams Allegedly Drunk Woman To The Ground, Knocking Her Out

    04/24/2015 3:07:32 AM PDT · by raybbr · 68 replies
    Huffingtonpost ^ | 4/23/2015 | Andy Campbell
    A Texas police officer was following protocol Tuesday when he was caught on video throwing a drunk woman to the ground, knocking her unconscious, his police chief said. On cell phone video, a witness captured Round Rock Officer Ben Johnson slamming the woman to the ground in front of her 6-year-old daughter in a strip mall parking lot. Viviana Keith, who was allegedly resisting arrest, hit her head on the pavement and was knocked out, KVUE reported Thursday. Keith's mother and some witnesses to the incident have accused Johnson of using excessive force. But according to KVUE, Round Rock Police...
  • New York Cop Filmed Yelling at Uber Driver is Elite FBI Anti-Terror Task Force Member

    04/01/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    VICE News ^ | 1 Apr 2015 | ???
    The New York Police Department detective filmed unleashing a xenophobic rant on an Uber driver this week has been identified as a member of the FBI's top-secret Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) — an elite, multi-agency team headquartered in New York. The officer is now facing suspension after the video of him mocking the driver's accent and screaming obscenities at him went viral this week.
  • Border patrol Tasered 25-year-old in his car - and the vehicle burst into flames

    04/01/2015 5:40:10 AM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 31 March 2015
    Alex Martin, 25, was pursued by Border Patrol in Pine Valley, California The agents were in unmarked cars They used a spike strip to pull Martin over, smashed his passenger window and then fired a Taser into the car The shot ignited the interior and the car exploded Dashcam footage shows the agents fleeing the scene and not helping Martin burned to death His family are now suing the US federal government The family of a 25-year-old man who died in a car fire in California is now suing the US federal government, claiming a Taser shot by Border Control...
  • Watch Montana Officer Shoot Man to Death, Then Yell Orders at Him, Then Call in Medical...

    Montana officer Grant Morrison was found not culpable for shooting Richard Ramirez to death during a traffic stop last April, claiming he feared for his life because he thought Ramirez' hand was reaching for a nonexistent weapon. After much testimony from police officers about what a bad guy Ramirez was and how he was high on meth, despite video evidence (below) that provides no evidence for Morrison's assertion other than that he was aggressive and high strung and hostile, but does show him continuing to shout bullying orders after opening fire and taking nearly a minute to call for medical...
  • Denver Cops Arrest Man who Exposed them Beating Man on Video While Promoting Cop who did the Beating

    12/15/2014 7:13:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Photography Is Not A Crime ^ | 12/14/2014 | Carlos Miller
    A man who video recorded Denver police repeatedly punching a man in the face, causing his head to bounce off the pavement, before tripping his pregnant wife and causing her to fall on her face – sparking an FBI investigation into the department – was arrested Thursday in what appears to be a case of retaliation. After all, Denver police not only arrested him on what they called a “newly activated traffic warrant” from a nearby county after he had just left the FBI office with whom he is cooperating on the federal investigation, they refused to allow him to...
  • Saratoga County Sheriff[New York Deputy Slaps Man For Refusing Unwarranted Search]

    11/09/2014 5:35:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 99 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/07/14
    Video: New York Deputy Slaps Man For Refusing Unwarranted Search "Let me see your f*cking keys... I'm searching your f*cking car"
  • “Why did you shoot me?” Dash cam captures trooper shooting unarmed man (video)

    09/25/2014 2:56:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 65 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | September 25, 2014 | Fox 6
    (CNN) — One moment, a man reaches into his vehicle after a South Carolina trooper asked for his driver’s license. Seconds later, the trooper shoots him, and the man asks why. Days later, prosecutors aren’t satisfied with the answer. Authorities released dash-camera video Wednesday showing what they say is Sean Groubert, then a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper, shooting Levar Jones, who was unarmed, in the parking lot of a gas station just outside Columbia on September 4. Jones, 35, survived the shooting. But Groubert, who was fired because of the incident last week, has been charged with aggravated assault...
  • Cop Hits Man in the Head 20 Times as Onlookers Plead 'Don't Punch Him No More'

    08/25/2014 6:40:07 PM PDT · by bamahead · 135 replies
    Reason ^ | August 25, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Once the cops have pinned a non-violent suspect to the ground, how many times are they allowed to punch him in the head? Is it fewer than 20? I would say so, but I'm not a Greenville County, South Carolina, deputy. Greenville officers approached a man at a Walmart parking lot on Saturday. The man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and didn't respond to police questions or instructions. Eventually, the officers followed the man inside the store, where they attempted to detain him. The deputies claim the man resisted, though video footage of the incident...
  • Horrifying moment San Diego deputy pulls a woman out of her car and down to the ground on a traffic

    06/21/2014 9:40:04 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 161 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary
    A video uploaded online shows a woman pulled to the ground, handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle after she asked a San Diego deputy to identify himself during a traffic stop. The video shows San Diego Sheriff's Department deputies walking toward Bana Mouwakeh's silver Volkswagen on October 11 of last year, 10 News reported. Mouwakeh is heard saying to Deputy Agustin Rosas Verion, 'I want your full name.' She grabs his traffic vest in order to see his ID tag. ...As I was explaining to Mouwakeh the citation, she reached out the driver's side window, grabbed...
  • WHITEHEAD: Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America’s standing army?

    06/16/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 57 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | June 16, 2014 | John W. Whitehead
    “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison “Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be...
  • RAW VIDEO: Mother of toddler injured by stun grenade speaks out

    05/30/2014 2:06:43 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 36 replies
    WSB-TV2 Atlanta ^ | May 30, 2014 | WSB-TV2 Atlanta video
    RAW VIDEO: Mother of toddler injured by stun grenade speaks out
  • Veteran Stopped for No Front License Plate, Beat to Death by 5 Cops

    05/19/2014 4:37:00 PM PDT · by eccentric · 174 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | May 19, 2014 | Dean Garrison
    On Mother’s Day Tommy Yancy, father of two, was pulled over for not having a front license plate. What transpired beyond that point is not totally clear, but his injuries resulted in his death. Yancy, 32, was a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. There has been almost zero media coverage of the incident. A local publication, Imperial Valley Press, offers only a sidenote about his family raising money for his memorial and this: The 32-year-old Yancy died following an altercation with law enforcement during a traffic stop May 11 in Imperial. The circumstances around the death and the traffic...