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Anything Goes When You’re a Cop in America

Source: The Rutherford Institute By John W. Whitehead “There is one criminal justice system for citizens—especially black and brown ones—and another for police in the United States.”—Redditt Hudson, former St. Louis police officer President Trump needs to be reminded that no one is above the law, especially the police. Unfortunately, …

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Policing for Profit: Jeff Sessions & Co.’s Thinly Veiled Plot to Rob Us Blind

The Rutherford Institute By John W. Whitehead “Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner. The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle — …

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Cops Shoot So Many People, New State Regs Teach Drivers ‘How NOT To Get Shot By Police’

The Free Thought Project By Rachel Blevins Driver’s manuals in Arizona will now include a section detailing “how not to get shot by police” during traffic stops, which is specifically aimed at armed drivers in the wake of the shooting that killed Philando Castile. Driver’s manuals in Arizona will now …

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The Feds Just Expanded Civil Asset Forfeiture ‘Laws’ Nationwide

Source: ZeroHedge by Tyler Durden When you’re a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. As Ryan McMaken notes, for the most part, taxpayers don’t like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they’re likely to often say “no.” Moreover, when public officials …

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Zombies R Us: ‘We the People’ Are the Walking Dead of the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead “Monsters in movies are us, always us, one way or the other. They’re us with hats on. The zombies in George Romero’s movies are us. They’re hungry. Monsters are us, the dangerous parts of us. The part that wants to destroy. The part of us with …

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All the Ways You Can Comply and Still Die During An Encounter with Police

The Rutherford Institute By John W. Whitehead “Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as …

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Warrantless Searches Are Always Unlawful

Lost Horizons Pete Hendrickson The historical record of the Fourth Amendment makes clear that there are no exceptions. AMERICANS HAVE BEEN SIMMERING WITH ANGER IN RECENT YEARS over revelations about the NSA and FBI hoovering-up everyone’s phone-calls, email, “social media” posts and so on, along with other systematic, institutionalized privacy …

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The Tyranny of 9/11: The Building Blocks of the American Police State from A-Z

The Rutherford Institute By John W. Whitehead “No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices.” ? Edward R. Murrow We’ve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation …

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Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

The Rutherford Institute John W. Whitehead We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone… All in all it’s just another brick in the wall All in all you’re just another brick in the wall. —Pink Floyd, …

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Chicago Cops Fight to Destroy Misconduct Records Before Homan Square Investigation

Source: activistpost.com By Andrew Emett Handcuffed to a wall inside a cell with no windows, Deanda Wilson was forced to urinate on himself after a police sergeant allegedly held a knife to his throat during an interrogation at Homan Square. Falsely charged with the manufacture and distribution of heroin, Wilson …