Police State

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 …

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Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing …

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Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z

By John W. Whitehead “Who needs direct repression when one can convince the chicken to walk freely into the slaughterhouse?”—Philosopher Slavoj Žižek Despite the best efforts of some to sound the alarm, the nation is being locked down into a militarized, mechanized, hypersensitive, legalistic, self-righteous, goose-stepping antithesis of every principle …

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Prisons Without Walls: We’re All Inmates in the American Police State

by John W. Whitehead “It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free—to be under no physical constraint and yet be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within …

Transportation Security Administration

TSA has no excuse to continue the groping

by James Bovard Last August, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole attacked an article I wrote, stating that it was “Misleading, inaccurate and unfairly disparages the dedicated (TSA) workforce. … We will not sit back and allow misinformation and conjecture to malign our employees.” Pistole resigned last December — in …

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Land of the Unfree – Police and Prosecutors Fight Aggressively to Retain Barbaric Right of “Civil Asset Forfeiture”

by Michael Krieger Efforts to limit seizures of money, homes and other property from people who may never be convicted of a crime are stalling out amid a wave of pressure from prosecutors and police. Their effort, at least at the state level, appears to be working. At least a …

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Breaking: FREEDOM Act Passes Senate, Freedom Dies

by Daniel McAdams LewRockwell.com By a vote of 67-32 the Senate today passed the USA FREEDOM Act, just days after the expiration of key elements of the USA PATRIOT Act. The FREEDOM Act is billed as a reform of the unconstitutional and recently-ruled illegal bulk collection of Americans’ telecommunications, but …