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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. 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?

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.

‘Very, very graphic’ video captures violent sexual assault on Florida beach as spring-break revelers watch PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen described the video as “very, very graphic” and called it the “most disgusting, sickening thing” he had ever seen. He said the footage shows several men surrounding an incapacitated woman on a beach chair near the Spinaker Beach Club in Panama City Beach. Heather Leiphart/ Associated PressBay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen addresses the media Saturday, March 28, 2015, with details on the early morning shooting that left seven injured at a Panama City Beach house party. Now he's investigating a violent sexual assault caught on camera. The victim told authorities that she thought she had been drugged at the time, and she did not remember the incident well enough to report it.

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. 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.

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]

Kerry says US won't 'stand by' in Middle East as Iran steps up Yemen involvement Now Playing Growing chaos in Yemen sparks new terror concerns for US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Iran over its increased involvement in Yemen's civil war Wednesday, vowing that the U.S. would not "stand by" as the Middle East became destabilized. Meanwhile, Iran President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that a Saudi-led campaign of airstrikes against Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, was a "mistake." 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.

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.

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 Paradox of Rand Paul’s National Security Moment CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Nothing says maverick outsider challenging the Republican establishment like a major national security speech delivered from a stars-and-stripes-draped podium in front of an aircraft carrier. No, there was no subtlety to choice of scenery for Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to make his big foreign policy pitch Thursday, the second stop on a five-state tour to kick off his presidential run after announcing his candidacy for 2016 on Tuesday. 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.

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