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A step toward creating an impartial, comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement

A step toward creating an impartial, comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement
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Is There Really A Revolution of Consciousness Going On? -In short a government for the people by THE PEOPLE. So, to answer the question is there really a revolution of conscious going on?’ let’s review the evidence. 1. Increasing alternative media popularity Yes, the alternative media realm is gaining more and more of the lion’s share, presenting news, views and opinions that mainstream media would not be brave enough to publish. 2. In line with the above I’ve heard it said from a number of alternative media related public speakers that their audiences are increasing in numbers. 3. In recent years there has been a continuing slump in mainstream media ratings. Consequentially, people are turning to alternative media sources for more truthful, honest reporting. 4. Last year we saw waves of protest and a groundswell of public opinion which had prevented Obama’s plans to order military intervention in Syria. 5.

Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop Riot police in Ferguson, Missouri (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) How to police the police is a question as old as civilization, now given special urgency by a St. Louis County grand jury’s return of a “no bill” of indictment for Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in his fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown. The result is shocking to many, depressingly predictable to more than a few. Can the cops be controlled? Police shootings in America First, the big picture. The FBI’s police homicide stats are fuzzy, and they are surely an undercount, given that they come from voluntary reports to the FBI from police departments all over the country. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about these police killings, many of them of unarmed victims, is that our courts find them perfectly legal. SCOTUS and the license to kill But this law is not an outlier, and is fully in sync with Supreme Court jurisprudence. This standard originates in the 1985 case of Tennessee v. Civil suits Video

How the Defense Industry Convinced Congress to Militarize Local Cops Police drift through a cloud of smoke on August 13 in Ferguson, Missouri Jeff Roberson/AP The Ferguson, Missouri, police department's display of armored cars, officers in riot gear, and assault rifles over the past week shocked Americans who didn't realize how much military equipment is now available to local police departments. But since the 1990's, more than 8,000 federal, state, tribal, and local police agencies across the country have armed themselves with the military's excess gear, free of charge. The inventory includes everything from office furniture and first aid kits to aircraft, armored cars, rifles and bayonets, according to the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of Defense office that manages the transactions under an initiative called Program 1033. In June, Rep. Correction: The original version of this story said that three representatives who received more than $100,000 from the defense industry voted against the amendment.

After Cops Cross “Thin Blue Line,” City Shuts Down Entire Corrupt Police Department Carey Wedler October 3, 2014 (TheAntiMedia) WALDO, FL- The city council of Waldo, Florida voted 4-1 this week to disband its corrupt police department. While police in Waldo have been recognized for mistreatment of civilians, the department came under fire over illegal ticket quotas, deceptive court appearances, and unethical storage techniques. Original story: Florida Cops Blow the Whistle on Traffic Ticket Quotas, Police Chief gets Fired The city’s seven police officers wrote nearly 12,000 speeding tickets in 2013, earning $400,000 and making up a third of the town’s revenue. Resident Pat Burgess told CBS last month: “They’re just waiting to catch people because they have to write so many tickets in order to meet the budget, and that’s wrong.” In August, five Waldo officers rebelled against their superiors and made a presentation to the city council about the malpractices. Before the conclusions of these reports, both suspended officers resigned. “It’s what was right. He continued:

Police Misconduct and Civil Rights - FindLaw Police officers generally have broad powers to carry out their duties. The Constitution and other laws, however, place limits on how far police can go in trying to enforce the law. As the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King, in Los Angeles and several recent cases in New York have illustrated, police officers sometimes go too far, violating the rights of citizens. When this happens, the victim of the misconduct may have recourse through federal and state laws. Overcoming Immunity Being stopped and questioned by police in connection with a crime is an unsettling experience for most anyone. Civil Rights Laws and Police Misconduct A statute known as Section 1983 is the primary civil rights law victims of police misconduct rely upon. False Arrest The claim that is most often asserted against police is false arrest. Malicious Prosecution A malicious prosecution claim asserts that the officer wrongly deprived the victim of the Fourteenth Amendment right to liberty.

Monsanto Monsanto is considered the mother of agricultural biotechnology. The company produces biotechnology, genomics and herbicides for corn, cotton, oil seeds, and vegetables. It produces genetically altered seeds to tolerate it's flagship product, Roundup. Monsanto also produces Asgrow, DEKALB, Deltapine, and Seminis seeds. Other products have included Agent Orange, the now ubiquitous PCBs, DDT, Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) and Aspartame. Monsanto is one of the "Big 6" Biotech Corporations, along with BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical Company, Dupont, and Syngenta (so called because they dominate the agricultural input market -- that is, they own the world’s seed, pesticide and biotechnology industries).[1][2] In the fiscal year ending in August of 2010, the company reported sales of approximately 10.5 billion dollars and had 27,600 employees. [3] Monsanto or Organics Cartoon by Joe Mohr Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council A list of ALEC Corporations can be found here.

A Father’s Activism Changed the Law: Cops in WI No Longer Allowed to Investigate Themselves Lily DaneActivist Post Long before the Ferguson situation occurred, another young man named Michael Bell, Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer. Here’s his story. Ten years ago, 21-year-old Michael Bell Jr. pulled up to the house where he lived with his mom and sister in Kenosha, Wis., about an hour south of Milwaukee. Dash cam footage from inside the squad car shows Bell exiting the vehicle he was driving, where he was confronted by the officer. The police officers involved in Bell’s shooting claimed that the young man ignored commands to get back into his car, and that he fought with officers. The struggle continued, apparently, and one of the officers yelled out that Bell had his gun. Bell’s mother and sister, who were watching the altercation unfold, heard the officer as well and they tried to yell that Bell did not have the officer’s gun. Then another officer then shot Bell in the head. "She called me up: ‘Dad, you need to come to the hospital, Michael’s been shot.’ From NPR:

Cops Worried After Citizens Engage in a New Form of Crowd-Funded, Direct Action Against Police State STOCKTON — Citizens in Stockton, California have taken a new approach to activism. Rather than sticking to the traditional form of protest in which signs are held and slogans are chanted, these citizens have taken direct action and offered a grassroots, crowd-funded incentive structure to end police brutality in their community. They have offered a $2,500 reward to anybody who submits information leading to the arrest or termination of cops who brutalize or kill people. They were able to let people know about the offer by printing all the details on flyers and spreading them throughout their community. The flyer specifically names 15 cops as a start, and includes pictures of at least 10 cops who have been involved in either the brutalization or killing of Americans. The words “Know Your Killer Cops” are printed on the flyers, along with instructions to film any police brutality and a location where the footage can be submitted. “It is time to take back our streets.”

U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially dangerous experiments Thousands of Police Turn Their Backs on NYC Mayor Thousands of police turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the second funeral for an officer gunned down in his squad car, repeating a stinging display of scorn for a mayor who many officers say is anti-police. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton eulogized Officer Wenjian Liu on Sunday as an incarnation of the American dream: a man who had emigrated from China at age 12 and devoted himself to helping others in his adopted country. The gesture among officers watching the mayor's speech on a screen outside a Brooklyn funeral home added to tensions between de Blasio and rank-and-file police even as he sought to mollify them. "Let us move forward by strengthening the bonds that unite us, and let us work together to attain peace," de Blasio said. Bratton and de Blasio planned a news conference at police headquarters Monday. Liu's weeping, father, Wei Tang Liu, said that his only child used to call after every shift to say: "I'm coming home today.

How to record police encounters without losing your video - Police State USA (Source: Breitbart) Technology is a double-edged sword. It has enabled the government to become more intrusive than ever with its online spying capabilities. However, cheap and discreet recording devices make it much more feasible to hold cops on the street accountable. Police State USA encourages holding government officials accountable but advises everyone to research the laws in their own states regarding secretly recording audio conversations (Read more: The Reporter’s Recording Guide). Here, we intend to look at the technologies that facilitate that recording. Streaming App for Cellphone Ustream Ustream is a cell phone application that allows a user to begin recording video and audio — and simultaneously stream the data to an online account — at the click of a button. If you are in a tense situation with the police, click the app button and the rest is done automatically. The video files will then be available online when viewing the user’s Ustream account. Pros: Cons: Pros: Low price!

Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion Just days before its international debut at an airshow in the United Kingdom, the entire fleet of the Pentagon’s next generation fighter plane — known as the F-35 II Lightning, or the Joint Strike Fighter — has been grounded, highlighting just what a boondoggle the project has been. With the vast amounts spent so far on the aircraft, the United States could have worked wonders, including providing every homeless person in the U.S. a $600,000 home. It’s hard to argue against the need to modernize aircraft used to defend the country and counter enemies overseas, especially if you’re a politician. “The political armor of the F-35 is as thick as the heads of the people who designed the airplane and its acquisition plan,” Winslow Wheeler, a former congressional staffer and outspoken critic of the F-35, recently told Foreign Policy about the longevity of the plane, despite the many setbacks it has endured. Buying Every Homeless Person In The U.S. Unilaterally Funding Every Humanitarian Crisis

America’s Largest Police Union Pushes for Hate Crime Laws to Include Cops Cassius MethylActivist Post The National Fraternal Order of Police is focusing on influencing law, although they believe laws should be enforced without regard to morality and justice. They are pushing for crimes against police to be considered ‘hate crimes’ in the eyes of the law. "Right now, it’s a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their skin, but it ought to be a hate crime if you attack someone solely because of the color of their uniform as well," said the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Jim Pasco. The president of the group also said “Enough is enough! There’s just one problem – a person cannot control the color of their skin. This is “something that we’ll have to consider,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. A hate crime tends to involve race, or things about a person or group of people that they have no control over, something that inherently defines them.