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‘Don’t apologize, resign!’ Family of killed teen wants justice amid renewed Ferguson unrest

Ferguson’s top cop should resign, the best apology from him will be not words but the arrest and prosecution of the police officer who killed their son, the parents of Michael Brown said as tensions in the St. Louis suburb escalated again this week.

TSA Not Sure If It Groped Man Before Flight, Demands To Grope Him After Flight Is Over

Another bizarre moment in the world of security theater known as the TSA. It involves a young man from Orono, Minnesota, named Kahler Nygard, who for reasons no one will ever explain, happens to be on a "selectee" list for flying. It's not quite the no fly list, but it's the list where you get four S's on your boarding pass ("SSSS"), and the TSA is then supposed to give you and your bags that extra level of privacy-destroying attention, including a full gropedown.

Ferguson PD Lies About Why It Released Videotape Of Store Robbery, Lies Some More When Confronted With The Facts

In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Police made several ill-advised moves. The biggest was the paramilitary force that greeted protests, looking for all the world like a unit flown in from Kabul, followed shortly thereafter by the detainment of several journalists. The decision to withhold the officer's name was also received poorly, but this was complicated by one baffling move -- the release of a store surveillance tape that appeared to show Brown stealing cigarillos from a local store shortly before he was shot dead.

Debt-ridden Spain to spend €1mn on riot gear

The Spanish government intends to spend about 1 million euro on police riot gear, despite the country’s debt rising by 58 billion euro over the last year. Authorities worry about widespread protests they believe will grip the nation in the autumn.

Officer accused of kicking handcuffed woman

A Louisville Metro Police officer has been criminally charged with official misconduct and harassment with physical contact after being accused of kicking a handcuffed victim in the chest.

Police arrest student for writing he shot a dinosaur

Alex Stone, a 16-year-old student at Summerville High School in the town of Summerville in South Carolina, said that his class was asked to write a few sentences about themselves and to list a “status” as if they were filling in their Facebook page, WCSC-TV reported.

Witness: Laredo Police Knew It Was a Pellet Gun When They Killed Jose Garza

An eyewitness to the police killing of Jose Walter Garza in Laredo, Texas, on Saturday has come forward to contradict the official account of events.

Student tackled by officers over cell phone tells her side of the story

The day after HISD police officers wrestled a 10th grade girl to the hallway floor of Sam Houston High School, the girl and her family protested in front of the campus demanding an investigation and an apology.

Baltimore City Police Detective Plans To Leave After Alleged Intimidation

A Baltimore City police detective who claims he’s been intimidated on the job is leaving the force. He says he’s been harassed since testifying against fellow officers who were convicted in a misconduct case.

Schizophrenic Man Armed with Pellet Gun Shot 80 Times By Police Until He ‘Had No Face’

A man in Laredo, Texas ‘armed’ with a simple pellet gun was shot by police about 80 times, until he ‘had no face’.

LPD officer-involved shooting at Gateway Truck Stop

Juveniles charged with felonies for stripping bark from school's tree

After allegedly admitting to the act, both were charged with second-degree criminal mischief.

Homeland Security was built to fend off terrorists. Why's it so busy arming cops to fight average Americans?

From Ferguson’s military police to loaning drones and tracking your every move, the agency’s expensive, violent sinkhole of bureaucracy needs reform – now

Former Wimbledon Champ John McEnroe Waterboarded In Controversial Video

Former Wimbledon champ John McEnroe gets waterboarded in "Clockwork," a controversial new video from electronic rock band FUTURE USER centered around police militarization.

Philadelphia police putting homeowners on the street

Some homeowners in Philadelphia are losing their homes and it has nothing to do with their ability to pay the mortgage.

Philadelphia police putting homeowners on the street

Family of unarmed man fatally shot by off-duty Chicago cop seeks justice

A fatal shooting of an unarmed man in Chicago was caught on surveillance video and has sparked outrage and calls from his family for justice to be served on those who murdered him.

Philly police sergeant sues own department for false arrest

A Philadelphia police sergeant detained and later pulled from duty for trying to turn in handguns anonymously to police is now suing the department for false arrest and other alleged civil-rights violations.

‘Ring of steel’: NATO summit turns Welsh cities into massive open-air prisons

A “ring of steel” likened to a prison or the Berlin Wall has been erected around the NATO Summit venues in Newport and Cardiff city center ahead of the military alliance’s conference next week.

Swatting of Colorado gamer’s office livestreamed on the internet

An internet prank on Wednesday this week ended with the storming of an office building in Littleton, Colorado by heavily-armed SWAT police while computer gamers watched the raid unfold live on the internet.

Why Isn’t The Media Outraged Over The Death Of Dillon Taylor?

Could the reason have anything to do with the fact that Dillon was a mixed race young man, and the cop was black?

Homeless man fights off police tasering

Jacob Less, the king of the hobos, gets jumped by OPP near Brantford, Ontario. The cops refuse to tell him why they are trying to arrest him, and he refuses to acknowledge their illegitimate authority over him. He sings in his regular rhyming scheme, which pisses off the cops. They try to taser him into submission, but the taser charges his batteries, and he breaks free of their aggressions.

The Original Tazered Less

De facto martial law in Ferguson, Missouri

The state of Missouri, with the full backing of the Obama administration, has responded to continuing protests against the police murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by imposing de facto martial law on the largely working class city of Ferguson.

What Military Gear Your Local Police Department Bought

Since President Obama took office, the Pentagon has transferred to police departments tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

Suspect dead after officer involved in shooting near Ferguson

A 23-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers midday on Tuesday, less than four miles from the protests in Ferguson. The man was brandishing a knife, witnesses said.

Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting near Ferguson

The Militarization of the Police Has Produced a Murder Machine — Paul Craig Roberts

Perhaps this is the way Americans have always been. However, it seems to me that it is much worse today than I remember from earlier decades. However mindless Americans might have been in the past, they seem much more so today.

Cops Gone Wild

The American police murder so many civilians that it would take several thick volumes to record the police atrocities. The ones mentioned in this article are merely among the most recent that are reported.

South Dakota doughnut-grazers use taser on 8-year-old girl

The force of the electricity shot through her body, lifted her, and threw her against a wall.

Brother of fugitive killed by Salt Lake City police says he wasn’t armed

A wanted fugitive fatally shot by Salt Lake City police, who were looking for a man reportedly brandishing a handgun outside a convenience store, was unarmed and trying to comply with police orders when he was killed, his brother claims.

George Galloway under investigation over Israel remarks

Calls by George Galloway for Bradford to be "declared an Israel-free zone" are being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

The overcriminalization of American people

Why are we seeing such an uptick in Americans being arrested for such absurd “violations” as letting their kids play at a park unsupervised, collecting rainwater and snow runoff on their own property, growing vegetables in their yard, and holding Bible studies in their living room?

Elizabeth Daly, assaulted by cops for buying water, is awarded more than $210,000 compensation

A settlement has been reached in the case of a University of Virginia student arrested during a botched ABC sting in Charlottesville.

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