Obama Backs Off Plan to Demilitarize Police After Meeting With Lobbyists

“Instead of standing by his own previous commitment to scale back militarization, Obama was quick to give into police pressure — proving once more that this administration’s seeming willingness to address the root causes behind the issues the United States now faces is nothing more than a slogan.”

Source: Obama Backs Off Plan to Demilitarize Police After Meeting With Lobbyists

Private Policing Isn’t a Fantasy

“Every time you enter a shopping mall, go to a department store, visit an amusement park, enjoy a live professional sporting event, or use PayPal, you are being protected by people trying to maximize profit.”

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Related article: How Policing Works in a Privatized City — Jeffrey A. Tucker

A Practical Solution: Run Police Departments Like Fire Departments

‘I’m going to suggest a solution that will sound radical, even in a country that styles itself “the land of free.” Let’s get cops off the streets, unless responding to a 911 call or serving a warrant issued by a judge. Everyone would be freer and safer, including the police officers themselves…’

‘This is by no means an anti-cop argument. The problem isn’t how they do their jobs; it’s the job we ask them to do. A free society shouldn’t be asking armed agents of the state to patrol the streets, keeping its citizens under 24/7 surveillance…’

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Legal Experts Raise Alarm over Shocking Use of ‘Killer Robot’ in Dallas

“Dallas police sent in a drone (with wheels rather than wings) to blow up the suspect in yesterday’s tragic shooting. This is the first time a drone was used against Americans on US soil. He was a suspect and had not been convicted. Will this now become standard practice for our ever-more militarized police? Is it a slippery slope?”

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A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

“It’s a simple bot that helps with court appeals — but could it replace the need for human lawyers?”

“Since launching in late 2015, it has successfully appealed $3 million worth of tickets.”

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State Trooper Gets Just 6 Months ‘Whenever’ for Raping a Crash Victim

“In a shocking plea deal, an Alabama state trooper accused of raping a woman who called for help after a car accident gets only 6 months in the slammer… permitted to serve his sentence “in increments at his own discretion.”

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Police can use illegally obtained evidence in court, SCOTUS rules, sabotaging 4th Amendment

Sonia Sotomayor warned in a scathing dissent the Supreme Court’s pro-police ruling violates constitutional rights

“This case allows the police to stop you on the street, demand your identification, and check it for outstanding traffic warrants — even if you are doing nothing wrong”

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Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns?

‘What exactly is the Obama administration up to?’

‘Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees?

The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996.’

Source: Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns?

17 y/o girl faces fine for using pepper spray against sex attacker

“A Danish teenager who said she was sexually assaulted now faces a fine for using pepper spray against her attacker. The man who pulled her to the ground and tried to undress her fled the scene without any charges.”

Pepper Spray Photo

Source: Outrage in Denmark as 17yo girl faces fine for using pepper spray against sex attacker

Oklahoma Police Can Seize Your Entire Bank Account on a Traffic Stop Without Any Charges

“Oklahoma police can outright seize everything you have from debit cards to bank accounts on a traffic stop without any criminal charges being filed. If some policeman thinks you’re doing something illegal, your life is over. Without money, you cannot hire a lawyer and they can just rob everything you have on a whim…”

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Watch: New York Sanitation Officers Search Through Peoples’ Trash to Cite them for Recycling Improperly

A video posted to Facebook this week shows New York City sanitation officers playing a dirty trick on residents in order to generate revenue.

“They feel your garbage bags. If they feel that there is a recyclable item in your trash bag, they will open it up and check. They can’t give you a fine without knowing what’s in there. So, they’re looking into your garbage in order to give you a fine…” | http://police.truists.org/

Source: Watch: New York Sanitation Officers Search Through People’s Trash to Cite them for Recycling Improperly

FBI wants to exempt its huge fingerprint and photo database from privacy protections

“The FBI wants to exempt its burgeoning national database of fingerprints and facial photos from a federal law that gives Americans the right to sue for government violations of the Privacy Act, such as refusing to tell a person if he or she is in the system.”

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