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Invoking Your Rights At Police Checkpoints (VIDEO)


A majority of our society essentially walks around without knowing or actively exercising their rights. In fact, some do not even know what their rights are or why they are so important. Moreover, they would rather wave their freedoms afforded in this country at the first signs of a problem. One example of this is during a manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, police and federal agents spent the day storming people’s homes and performing illegal searches.

In the Constitution, the word “inalienable” means unable to be taken away from or given away by a possessor. That means these are natural rights are not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore ours for life. Many of us know this, but still our rights as citizens of the United States are violated by the police. For instance, we all want to cooperate and accommodate police officers when they ask us questions. However, some of those questions are not meant to be friendly, but to gain knowledge on you. While you are cooperating with the police officer and putting forth all of this information about yourself, you are providing evidence against yourself that they can use if need be. Remember? Everything you say and do, can be used against you. In this case, it’s best to remain silent.

In Voices of Liberty, reporter Britt Hysen talks to Nina Hodjat, an attorney for DUI Partners. The two discuss how to speak to officers and exercise your rights respectfully at police checkpoints. Nina states that it is best to stay calm and be respectful when exercising your rights. She states that “human element factors come into play in situations such as this. If you are respectful to the police officers, the situation should not escalate. If you are being aggressive, chances are, they will respond to that and become aggressive back. Just stay calm.”

Know Your Rights

Know that you can invoke your rights. This downloadable card lists your rights and can be used when talking with police officers. When you are going through checkpoints, always be respectful use these tips when exercising your rights:

  1. Stay calm. Don’t run. Don’t argue, resist or obstruct the police, even if you are innocent or police are violating your rights.
  2. Ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, calmly and silently walk away. If you are under arrest, you have a right to know why.
  3. You have the right to remain silent and cannot be punished for refusing to answer questions. If you wish to remain silent, tell the officer out loud. In some states, you must give your name if asked to identify yourself.
  4. You do not have to consent to a search of yourself or your belongings, but police may “pat down” your clothing if they suspect a weapon. You should not physically resist, but you have the right to refuse consent for any further search. If you do consent, it can affect you later in court.
  5. Be smart and know your rights.

Source: www.aclu.org

Know Your Rights: Police Checkpoints

In an effort to further inform the public, feel free to post this on your social media pages to get the word out on how vital it is for all of us to know our rights. The more we exercise our rights, the more aware we will be when they are being abused.

What advice can you give about protecting your freedoms?

Tess Pennington is the editor for ReadyNutrition.com. After joining the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross in 1999, Tess worked as an Armed Forces Emergency Services Center specialist and is well versed in emergency and disaster management and response. Tess is the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But by following Tess’s tips for stocking, organizing, and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months, or even years.

Police Shoot Bystander, Mistaking His Cell Phone For Gun During Standoff

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© Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department / Facebook

A bystander was shot in the leg then arrested during a SWAT standoff with a man firing an automatic weapon. Police feared the witness was holding a gun, but it turned out to be a cell phone. He was shot while police were arresting the suspect.

Daniel Sanchez was standing with his phone outside his garage when police shot at him several times.

“He was yelling, ‘Dad I’m shot, I’m shot,’ so I grabbed him inside and closed the garage door. I put a tourniquet around his leg and a clean towel,” his father, John Sanchez, told KCRA.

The elder Sanchez pointed out four bullet holes in his garage and several more in his car: “You can see how many shots they did: one, two three, four ‒ shooting at my son with a cell phone. C’mon that’s ridiculous,” he said.

“He went right there over to that corner and stood there with his phone, trying to get some pictures,”the father told KOVR.

Police swarmed into the Sanchez’s neighborhood after they received a phone call around 2:15 p.m. local time that a man was terrorizing a California neighborhood with what may have been an AK-47 rifle. The man fired round after round at a neighbor’s home, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said.

“The initial call states that a guy was outside just shooting a machine gun off,” Sergeant Jason Ramos told KOVR. “Not at any particular person, but just shooting a machine gun off outside of a house.”


“He was shooting at the house across the street, and he let off about 100 rounds before the cops got there,” witness Kevin Norris told the local CBS affiliate.

When police arrived, the man ‒ later identified as 62-year-old Ben Ledford ‒ was still shooting, leading to a standoff. Ledford then capitulated to the SWAT team and was taken into custody.

“He came out threw an automatic weapon on the ground and surrendered to us,” Ramos told KTXL.

It was then that two officers noticed Danny Sanchez go out to the edge of the garage of a neighboring home. Sanchez extended his arm with an object in it that they believed was a handgun, Ramos said. When they asked Sanchez to drop his weapon, he refused. Officers fired several shots at him.

“He was right here,” John Sanchez told KOVR, gesturing to his garage, “and I think he stepped out to look, and that’s when he got shot. They got [the bullet holes] marked off; they went right through the paneling and hit my car and they kept going and went out the other side of the wall.”

His son was hit in the leg.

Ramos said that officers arrived to a chaotic scene.

“It took us some time to figure out exactly who had what role in this incident,” Ramos told KOVR. “[Sanchez] found himself in the midst of things and some of his actions were perceived to be threatening to law-enforcement officers.”

Police arrested Danny Sanchez and another neighbor. They also searched the Sanchez home.


No charges were filed against the injured man, who had surgery on Friday to remove bullet fragments from his leg, John Sanchez told KCRA.

The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

“They told [Danny] they were sorry that he got shot and everything, that they made a mistake,”Sanchez told KOVR.

Along with the automatic weapon he used, police recovered 45 other guns from Ledford’s home, the sheriff’s department told RT.

Officers also found a deceased dog inside a residence across the street, which Ramos said appears to have been the suspect’s primary target, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Neighbor Maria Selgado told KTXL that Ledford has had issues with a number of residents: “Moved in a couple years ago since then it’s not been the most comfortable situation.”

Multiple area schools were placed on lockdown during the standoff, KTXL reported.

Ledford is being held with bail set at $1 million. He was charged with assault with a machine gun, discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner, stalking and cruelty to animals, police said.

Source: RT

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 to all-seeing electronic surveillance, the public schools of the twenty-first century reflect a society that has become fixated on crime, security and violence.”—Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes

In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat (police officer, judge, jailer, spy, profiteer, etc.).

Indeed, at a time when we are all viewed as suspects, there are so many ways in which a person can be branded a criminal for violating any number of laws, regulations or policies. Even if you haven’t knowingly violated any laws, there is still a myriad of ways in which you can run afoul of the police state and end up on the wrong side of a jail cell.

Unfortunately, when you’re a child in the American police state, life is that much worse.

Microcosms of the police state, America’s public schools contain almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the “outside.”

From the moment a child enters one of the nation’s 98,000 public schools to the moment she graduates, she will be exposed to a steady diet of draconian zero tolerance policies that criminalize childish behavior, overreaching anti-bullying statutes that criminalize speech, school resource officers (police) tasked with disciplining and/or arresting so-called “disorderly” students, standardized testing that emphasizes rote answers over critical thinking, politically correct mindsets that teach young people to censor themselves and those around them, and extensive biometric and surveillance systems that, coupled with the rest, acclimate young people to a world in which they have no freedom of thought, speech or movement.

If your child is fortunate enough to survive his encounter with the public schools, you should count yourself fortunate.

Most students are not so lucky.

By the time the average young person in America finishes their public school education, nearly one out of every three of them will have been arrested.

More than 3 million students are suspended or expelled from schools every year, often for minor misbehavior, such as “disruptive behavior” or “insubordination.” Black students are three times more likely than white students to face suspension and expulsion.

For instance, a Virginia sixth grader, the son of two school teachers and a member of the school’s gifted program, was suspended for a year after school officials found a leaf (likely a maple leaf) in his backpack that they suspected was marijuana. Despite the fact that the leaf in question was not marijuana (a fact that officials knew almost immediately), the 11-year-old was still kicked out of school, charged with marijuana possession in juvenile court, enrolled in an alternative school away from his friends, subjected to twice-daily searches for drugs, and forced to be evaluated for substance abuse problems.

As the Washington Post warns: “It doesn’t matter if your son or daughter brings a real pot leaf to school, or if he brings something that looks like a pot leaf—okra, tomato, maple, buckeye, etc. If your kid calls it marijuana as a joke, or if another kid thinks it might be marijuana, that’s grounds for expulsion.”

Many state laws require that schools notify law enforcement whenever a student is found with an “imitation controlled substance,” basically anything that look likes a drug but isn’t actually illegal. As a result, students have been suspended for bringing to school household spices such as oregano, breath mints, birth control pills and powdered sugar.

It’s not just look-alike drugs that can get a student in trouble under school zero tolerance policies. Look-alike weapons (toy guns—even Lego-sized ones, hand-drawn pictures of guns, pencils twirled in a “threatening” manner, imaginary bows and arrows, even fingers positioned like guns) can also land a student in detention.

Acts of kindness, concern or basic manners can also result in suspensions. One 13-year-old was given detention for exposing the school to “liability” by sharing his lunch with a hungry friend. A third grader was suspended for shaving her head in sympathy for a friend who had lost her hair to chemotherapy. And then there was the high school senior who was suspended for saying “bless you” after a fellow classmate sneezed.

Unfortunately, while these may appear to be isolated incidents, they are indicative of a nationwide phenomenon in which children are treated like suspects and criminals, especially within the public schools.

The schools have become a microcosm of the American police state, right down to the host of surveillance technologies, including video cameras, finger and palm scanners, iris scanners, as well as RFID and GPS tracking devices, employed to keep constant watch over their student bodies.

Making matters worse are the police.

Students accused of being disorderly or noncompliant have a difficult enough time navigating the bureaucracy of school boards, but when you bring the police into the picture, after-school detention and visits to the principal’s office are transformed into punishments such as misdemeanor tickets, juvenile court, handcuffs, tasers and even prison terms.

In the absence of school-appropriate guidelines, police are more and more “stepping in to deal with minor rulebreaking—sagging pants, disrespectful comments, brief physical skirmishes. What previously might have resulted in a detention or a visit to the principal’s office was replaced with excruciating pain and temporary blindness, often followed by a trip to the courthouse.”

Thanks to a combination of media hype, political pandering and financial incentives, the use of armed police officers to patrol school hallways has risen dramatically in the years since the Columbine school shooting (nearly 20,000 by 2003). Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, these school resource officers (SROs) have become de facto wardens in the elementary, middle and high schools, doling out their own brand of justice to the so-called “criminals” in their midst with the help of tasers, pepperspray, batons and brute force.

The horror stories are legion.

One SRO is accused of punching a 13-year-old student in the face for cutting the cafeteria line. That same cop put another student in a chokehold a week later, allegedly knocking the student unconscious and causing a brain injury. In Pennsylvania, a student was tased after ignoring an order to put his cell phone away.

Defending the use of handcuffs and pepper spray to subdue students, one Alabama police department reasoned that if they can employ such tactics on young people away from school, they should also be permitted to do so on campus.

Now advocates for such harsh police tactics and weaponry will tell you that school safety should be our first priority lest we find ourselves with another Sandy Hook. What they will not tell you is that such shootings are rare. As one congressional report found, the schools are, generally speaking, safe places for children.

In their zeal to crack down on guns and lock down the schools, these cheerleaders for police state tactics in the schools might also fail to mention the lucrative, multi-million dollar deals being cut with military contractors such as Taser International to equip these school cops with tasers, tanks, rifles and $100,000 shooting detection systems.

Indeed, the transformation of hometown police departments into extensions of the military has been mirrored in the public schools, where school police have been gifted with high-powered M16 rifles, MRAP armored vehicles, grenade launchers, and other military gear. One Texas school district even boasts its own 12-member SWAT team.

According to one law review article on the school-to-prison pipeline, “Many school districts have formed their own police departments, some so large they rival the forces of major United States cities in size. For example, the safety division in New York City’s public schools is so large that if it were a local police department, it would be the fifth-largest police force in the country.”

The ramifications are far-reaching.

The term “school-to-prison pipeline” refers to a phenomenon in which children who are suspended or expelled from school have a greater likelihood of ending up in jail. One study found that “being suspended or expelled made a student nearly three times more likely to come into contact with the juvenile justice system within the next year.”

Not content to add police to their employee rosters, the schools have also come to resemble prisons, complete with surveillance cameras, metal detectors, drug-sniffing dogs, random locker searches and active shooter drills. The Detroit public schools boast a “‘$5.6 million 23,000-sq ft. state of the art Command Center’ and ‘$41.7 million district-wide security initiative’ including metal detectors and ID system where visitors’ names are checked against the sex offender registry.”

As if it weren’t bad enough that the nation’s schools have come to resemble prisons, the government is also contracting with private prisons to lock up our young people for behavior that once would have merited a stern lecture. Nearly 40 percent of those young people who are arrested will serve time in a private prison, where the emphasis is on making profits for large megacorporations above all else.

Private prisons, the largest among them being GEO and the Corrections Corporation of America, profit by taking over a state’s prison population for a fee. Many states, under contract with these private prisons, agree to keep the prisons full, which in turn results in more Americans being arrested, found guilty and jailed for nonviolent “crimes” such as holding Bible studies in their back yard. As the Washington Post points out, “With the growing influence of the prison lobby, the nation is, in effect, commoditizing human bodies for an industry in militant pursuit of profit… The influence of private prisons creates a system that trades money for human freedom, often at the expense of the nation’s most vulnerable populations: children, immigrants and the poor.”

This profit-driven system of incarceration has also given rise to a growth in juvenile prisons and financial incentives for jailing young people. Indeed, young people have become easy targets for the private prison industry, which profits from criminalizing childish behavior and jailing young people. For instance, two Pennsylvania judges made headlines when it was revealed that they had been conspiring with two businessmen in a $2.6 million “kids for cash” scandal that resulted in more than 2500 children being found guilty and jailed in for-profit private prisons.

It has been said that America’s schools are the training ground for future generations. Instead of raising up a generation of freedom fighters, however, we seem to be busy churning out newly minted citizens of the American police state who are being taught the hard way what it means to comply, fear and march in lockstep with the government’s dictates.

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, with every school police raid and overzealous punishment that is carried out in the name of school safety, the lesson being imparted is that Americans—especially young people—have no rights at all against the state or the police.

I’ll conclude with one hopeful anecdote about a Philadelphia school dubbed the “Jones Jail” because of its bad reputation for violence among the student body. Situated in a desperately poor and dangerous part of the city, the John Paul Jones Middle School’s student body had grown up among drug users, drug peddlers, prostitutes and gun violence. “By middle school,” reports The Atlantic, most of these students “have witnessed more violence than most Americans who didn’t serve in a war ever will.”

According to investigative reporters Jeff Deeney, “School police officers patrolled the building at John Paul Jones, and children were routinely submitted to scans with metal detecting wands. All the windows were covered in metal grating and one room that held computers even had thick iron prison bars on its exterior… Every day… [police] would set up a perimeter of police officers on the blocks around the school, and those police were there to protect neighbors from the children, not to protect the children from the neighborhood.”

In other words, John Paul Jones, one of the city’s most dangerous schools, was a perfect example of the school-to-prison, police state apparatus at work among the nation’s youngest and most impressionable citizens.

When management of John Paul Jones was taken over by a charter school that opted to de-escalate the police state presence, stripping away the metal detectors and barred windows, local police protested. In fact, they showed up wearing Kevlar vests. Nevertheless, school officials remained determined to do away with institutional control and surveillance, as well as aggressive security guards, and focus on noncoercive, nonviolent conflict resolution with an emphasis on student empowerment, relationship building and anger management.

The result: a 90% drop in serious incidents—drug sales, weapons, assaults, rapes—in one year alone. As one fifth-grader remarked on the changes, “There are no more fights. There are no more police. That’s better for the community.”

The lesson for the rest of us is this: you not only get what you pay for, but you reap what you sow.

If you want a nation of criminals, treat the citizenry like criminals.

If you want young people who grow up seeing themselves as prisoners, run the schools like prisons.

But if you want to raise up a generation of freedom fighters, who will actually operate with justice, fairness, accountability and equality towards each other and their government, then run the schools like freedom forums. Remove the metal detectors and surveillance cameras, re-assign the cops elsewhere, and start treating our nation’s young people like citizens of a republic and not inmates in a police state.

Contributed by John W. Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute.

60 Police Departments Testing Drones In The US; More To Come As “Public Grows Comfortable”

Drone Protest
By: Joe Wright |

Anyone who was called crazy for shouting from the rooftops back in 2005 when the first sign of drone testing in the United States was uncovered appears to have been vindicated.  Small comfort as we are finally coming face to face with the consequences of our apathy.

North Dakota made international news recently as the first state to legalize weaponized drones for use upon its own citizens.  But this still isn’t enough evidence for those whose heads remain buried in the sands of (they hope) blissful ignorance.

Several stunning revelations come from a mainstream media article that seems to accurately identify the problem: “Drone Policing in US Seen as ‘Wild West’.” AFP cites the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s discovery that “60 police forces across the country — from Houston, Texas, to Mobile, Alabama, North Little Rock, Arkansas, and Miami-Dade County — have asked for drone certification” and that, “Up to two dozen police forces are currently fully equipped with drones and trained to use them, including pioneers Grand Forks in North Dakota; Arlington, Texas; Mesa County, Colorado and the Utah Highway Patrol.”

Naturally, these police departments are attempting to justify drones as far cheaper alternatives to helicopters and other conventional aircraft. But that actually exacerbates the real problem, which is that it becoming cheaper and cheaper to institute pervasive surveillance and tracking … and now weaponization.

There have been some positive signs of semi-awakening to this reality, however.  The actual sponsor of North Dakota’s drone legislation is having second thoughts and is aiming to change the law within two years, claiming that the police union imposed an amendment that directly reversed his original intent. Some of the more educated and active areas of the country have also pushed back hard against their department’s drone initiatives forcing police to abandon their fast-track plans.

However, a disturbing comment appears in the AFP article from a Director at the Teal Group Corporation, an aerospace defense contractor that obviously would love to see a drone swarm in every town. Philip Finnegan acknowledges that there is some “political risk” at the moment, but is betting on the short-term memory of the American population, as well as their tendency to become acclimatized to all of the trappings of a full-blown police state.

He predicted that the commercial market will take off within five years as the public grows increasingly comfortable with drones and law enforcement uses them more.

So there you have the mentality of those who would profit from the further eradication of liberty inside the United States … just wait it out, you’ll give up and take it eventually.

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Don’t become comfortable; spread the word and resist now, because if we think we currently have problems with a brutal police force imagine that force empowered by the same joystick surveillance and weapons that have taken over in “enemy territory.”

Where does your local police force stand on the use of drones? Please leave your comments below.

Joe Wright’s articles can be found at ActivistPost.com

Garbage Trucks To Begin Recording License Plates For Law Enforcement (VIDEO)

By: Kristen Anderson, Activist Post |

Don’t feel like your privacy is invaded enough? Hoping that the government will begin collecting more of your personal data? Good news! Garbage trucks may soon hit the streets fitted with license plate readers in the San Francisco Bay Area. These handy scanners will sweep the streets at least once a week and provide law enforcement with vehicle location in real time.

The City Counsel voted 4-1 in August to continue planning how to use the technology to provide efficient and effective intelligence to local law enforcement. The scanners cost $15,000 each, and the city could have a constant stream of data coming in.

While law enforcement touts this as an efficient way to deter vehicle theft and locate vehicles that have already been stolen, many are expressing alarm. The plan raises significant concerns due to the fact that it would turn private waste collection companies into agents of law enforcement. The ramifications of this kind of data storage is causing outrage among civil liberties activists because it is not clear what the limits of this data are. Will the data really only be used to help locate stolen vehicles? Or will it be used if law enforcement want to find a criminal suspect? Will it be used if the government wants to monitor the movements of certain citizens? How long before this plan comes to a city near you?

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Kristen Anderson writes for ActivistPost.com

Propaganda Alert: Feds Arrest And Charge Three Men “Accused Of Prepping For Martial Law”

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By: Melissa Dykes | Truthstream Media –

As reported by SHTF Plan, three men have been arrested on federal conspiracy charges for buying guns, stocking up on ammunition, and attempting to build explosives. We will get to the actual details of those arrests in a moment.

Look at the headline of this story. Feds charging people for prepping for martial law? This is how these arrests have been portrayed in the mainstream media.

That’s what the headline says over at Associated Press, the outlet which supplies much of the mainstream media with its news/talking points:


This headline obviously makes it sound as if prepping for martial law is now a federal crime.

AP’s article has now been splashed all over the mainstream media from ABC News to the Washington Post and back. New York Magazine spelled it out a bit more:


Some outlets, like this one from Officer.com, took it a bit further:

This time it straight up says these men were “charged with prepping for martial law.”

Since when did prepping for martial law become something the FBI can arrest you for?

These men were reportedly stockpiling food and weapons, at least in part in response to Jade Helm, as many people across the country have been.

Here are the details of what actually went down straight from the Justice Department news release:

Beginning on or about June 18, 2015, law enforcement received information that Litteral and Barker were attempting manufacture explosive or destructive devices.  On or about July 22, 2015, law enforcement received information that Campbell was reconstructing live grenades from “dummy grenades” sold legally as military artifacts.  Litteral, Campbell and others believed that the United States government intended to use the armed forces to impose martial law, which they planned to resist with violent force.  Litterral had been purchasing numerous military equipment in preparation for the alleged attack, including ammunition for a .338 caliber rifle, handheld radios with throat microphones for communication, military issue Kevlar helmets, body armor vests and balaclavas (a form of cloth headgear designed to expose only parts of the face).

The FBI became aware that Litteral and Campbell wanted to manufacture destructive devices such as pipe bombs and grenades and possessed some of the needed components.  According to the investigation, Barker provided Litteral with pipe fittings, which are needed to manufacture pipe bombs.  Litteral also discussed testing the destructive devices in Shelby, N.C., with Barker present for the testing.  Making reference to the explosion, court records indicate that Litteral said, “it is going to be great.”

In addition to purchasing the military supplies, Litteral also tried to purchase a firearm and ammunition for Barker.  According to court records, Litteral filled out the required form with his own information, even though the gun was intended for Barker.  Using his own debit card, Barker purchased ammunition and a large capacity magazine for the gun.  Barker’s prior criminal felony convictions prohibit him from purchasing or possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Agree or disagree with the government’s case here or that these men should or should not be charged with conspiracy to violate federal laws governing firearms and explosive devices, it’s still just a bit different from three men being charged with federal crimes for “prepping for martial law,” isn’t it?

What the Associated Press spin on this story did was further push the government agenda to paint anyone who would prepare for martial law in times like those we are living in as not just crazy conspiracy theorists, but as federal criminals or terrorists, further stoking fear in the public that it is preppers the public at large should really be afraid of.

The saddest part is that so many people still watch and read the mainstream news and believe what they are told in headlines or a couple of minutes of a reporter’s teleprompter reading without one iota of critical thought on the matter.

Further Resources

The Prepper’s Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Guide To Prepare For Any Disaster

Prepper Sentenced to 21 Months In Prison For Stockpiling “Destructive Devices” After Insider Rats Him Out

Video Proof: Feds Post Letters Identifying Preppers As Potential Terrorists: “Individuals or groups making bulk purchases…”

OPSEC and the Dangers of People You Thought Were Like-Minded

Do You Qualify as a Domestic Terrorist?

Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!

Unaccountable Killer Cops In America

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US streets in minority communities are battlegrounds. The good news is more police killings make headlines though nowhere near as many warranted. Justifiable public anger is noticeably more visible.

The bad news is cops in America kill innocent victims hundreds of times annually with impunity.

Activist police brutality critic Sandra Bland was lawlessly arrested after being stopped for a dubious traffic violation. Waller County, TX police lied claiming she assaulted arresting state trooper Brian Encinia. Video evidence showed him harassing, threatening and abusing her.

He opened her car door, aggressively demanded she “(s)tep out of the car.” She justifiably hesitated saying “(y)ou do not have the right to do that. Don’t touch me. I’m not under arrest.”

Encinia threatened her with his taser, saying “(g)et out of the car. I will light you up. Get out. Now. Get out of the car.” Bland was pinned to the ground, assaulted, handcuffed, arrested and jailed. She was found hanged to death in her cell.

A murder investigation is underway. Waller County criminal investigation head Captain Brian Cantrell unjustifiably calls what happened “a tragic incident, not one of criminal intent or a criminal act.”

Systematic police brutality against Blacks in America suggests otherwise. Why would an activist young Black woman commit suicide for any reason – let alone after likely short-term jailing following an abusive traffic stop, a misdemeanor at most if proved she was at fault? Videotape evidence showed otherwise.

Bland participated in rallies against police violence. Prophetically she posted a Facebook comment saying “(i)n the news that we’ve seen as of late, you could stand there, surrender to the cops, and still be killed.”

Was she targeted for her activism? Did State Trooper Encinia stop her for that reason – perhaps knowing he’d assault and arrest her? Was she set up for death? Was Bland assassinated to silence her?

The Texas Department of Public Safety said her arrest “violated the department’s procedures regarding traffic stops and the department’s courtesy policy.”

Encinio was transferred to desk duty. Expect whoever was responsible for Bland’s death to get off scot-free – like virtually always in these type cases.

Independent journalists could write multiple daily articles on horrific police abuse in America – in urban and rural communities, big cities and small, nearly always against disadvantaged people, largely ones of color.

Last Sunday, 43-year-old Black Cincinnati motorist Samuel Dubose was fatally shot in the head by a white officer – inside his car after being stopped for an alleged traffic violation.

On July 19, Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters said “(w)e are investigating what occurred between University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing and Samuel Dubose and we expect to have our assessment complete before the end of next week.”

Dubose was allegedly stopped for missing his front license plate. Authorities notoriously lie. Prosecutor Deters claimed the incident resulted from him struggling with University of Cincinnati officer Tensing.

Unexplained is how (let alone why) with him seated in his car and Tensing outside – unless the officer opened his door and forcibly tried removing him, an act violating police procedure virtually everywhere except perhaps under extraordinary circumstances.

The police account sounded implausible at best. Instead of showing his driver’s license and registration when asked, he allegedly “produced a bottle of alcohol from inside the car, handing it to officer Tensing,” according to university police chief Jason Goodrich.

After an alleged brief struggle, the car rolled forward, knocking Tensing to the ground, he added. He killed Dubose in response.

Whether any of this happened as claimed is dubious at best. Goodrich didn’t say Dubose was drunk – a possible explanation for acting foolishly.

If not, why would he or anyone stopped for an alleged traffic violation hand a police officer a bottle of alcohol instead of his or her license and registration as asked?

Tensing was placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation virtually assured to exonerate him.

Another Black man died because killer cops in America have license to kill – including university ones operating by the same anything goes standard as city, state and federal authorities.

Friends and relatives explained Dubose wasn’t a violent man. He was the father of 13, engaged to be remarried. Neighbor Hadassah Thomas said “(e)verybody in the community loved Sam…He didn’t carry a gun, so why did he get shot” for a routine traffic stop?

Police records show Dubose had prior arrests -whether legitimate or not isn’t clear. Black males in America are ruthlessly harassed, falsely arrested, irresponsibly charged and unjustly imprisoned when innocent of any crimes – or very often minor offenses too insignificant to warrant incarceration, like illicit drug possession.

America’s criminal justice system is maliciously unfair. Three convictions for possessing a few grams of cocaine or a single marijuana joint for personal use in three-strikes-and-out states like Texas, California, Florida, Pennsylvania and many others means life imprisonment.

Loot national treasuries and/or steal billions of dollars from duped investors and get off scot-free – or at most receive minor wrist slap fines compared enormous amounts of money stolen not required to give back.

Unknown numbers of mostly people of color wrongfully fester in America’s gulag longterm for capital or other crimes they didn’t commit. Justice is usually available only for those able to afford it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Memphis Cop Fatally Shoots 19-Year-Old After ‘Mistaking Him For Another Person’

‘There is someone out there with the same name and a lot of warrants’

Darrius Stewart, 19, was killed by a Memphis police officer following a physical altercation after the teen was pulled over for a broken headlight.

Investigators said that the officer issued the teenager a ticket on Friday night and placed him in the backseat of his patrol car to verify outstanding warrants.

The officer claims he did not cuff the young man, and when he approached the backseat a scuffle ensued. The teen allegedly got hold of the officer’s handcuffs and swung them in his direction. The unnamed cop then shot the teen to end the fight.

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Widespread Panic Fan Dies After Strange Police Hogtie Incident (VIDEO)

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By: Amanda Warren | Activist Post

In an incident of disturbing irony, a man has tragically died in custody after leaving a Widespread Panic concert on Saturday evening. Troy Goode was a 30-year-old chemical engineer and a father to a 15-month-old child. Let’s be clear: the actual cause of death is not officially known at this time.

Witnesses were disturbed to see that Mississippi police and paramedics hogtied an intoxicated and apparently rowdy Goode and strangely placed him face down on a stretcher. Still, neither Goode’s wife nor the witnesses expected he would be dead later that evening.

The family attorney says that Goode screamed that he couldn’t breathe. It was a few hours later that authorities called Goode’s mother to say that he was at the hospital, and another phone call later to announce his death. Not much is known about what took place in the interim and the police have not yet commented on the cause of death.

Raw Story reports:

He started acting rowdy during the ride, jumped out of the car and ran around outside a shopping center about 7:45 p.m.

Police were called, and Goode’s wife said the officers aggressively confronted him.

A witness said Goode opened the door to a K-9 patrol car, letting the dog out.

The officers subdued Goode, who was asthmatic, and hogtied him and placed him face-down on a stretcher, the attorney said.

The attorney said witnesses heard Goode, the father of a 15-month-old child, screaming that he could not breathe.

His wife thought he was going to jail, but he was taken to the hospital where he was announced dead three hours later. After one hour in the hospital, authorities reported that he was in stable condition, but not for long. What happened?

Witnesses who recorded the event were disturbed to see Goode not only hogtied, but placed on a stretcher face down. An officer yelled at the person filming. From Photography Is Not a Crime (PINAC), where the video was found:

The video below shows the last moments Troy Goode is seen in public, dead or alive. The witnesses recorded this video and made commentary indicative of a less than serious moment, until seeing that the 30-year-old engineer was hogtied, which their video confirms visually.

According to PINAC, recent headlines suggesting that Goode died of LSD are coming from a biased source – maybe to deflect responsibility? We do not know, but these headlines, which seem to be pulling info from a previous concert incident, appear disrespectful considering that there is no proof of substance use this time outside of alcohol. A toxicology report isn’t expected for another two months.

The real questions should actually be a demand, regardless of the results or potential previous health conditions: if one is taken into custody and his/her life is in custodial hands, then the goal should be to protect that person’s life until the time of release or trial. 

One headline quoted a Lieutenant who said:

It’s nothing that’s illegal. It’s called restraining. We’re just basically keeping him from kicking and hurting someone.

Restraining it might be, but there is a reason it makes people cringe. And if it is in any way implicated in injury or death, than the procedure needs to be revisited with your city pronto.

One wonders what paramedics think while transporting a suspect face down on stretcher, helplessly hogtied.

Photo collage: Troy Goode, Facebook and YouTube footage by David A. McLaughlin, Esq.

Jade Helm: 10 Deeper Implications

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Operation Jade Helm 15 is coming to a state near you!

People all over America are wondering what the true purpose of Jade Helm is, whether it is linked to coming emergencies or catastrophes, and whether it is being used to condition the public to accept military intrusion in their lives (or a possible marital law scenario). The US military and mainstream media are downplaying its significance, yet a closer examination reveals there is valid cause for concern.

Jade Helm 15 is a military exercise slated to occur from July 15, 2015 until September 15, 2015. It was initially scheduled for 7 states (California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Texas), but now includes 3 more states (Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida). For the first time ever, it will feature American soldiers actively practicing on American soil and American streets – especially on streets, since this operation focuses on urban warfare. These won’t be just any old American soldiers, but the cream of the crop, composed of Green Beret, Navy Seal and other elite forces. According to the US Military, their mission will be to operate undetected amongst the American civilian population, wearing civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles, and practice UW (Unconventional Warfare) techniques in terrain resembling the Middle East so as to better fight enemies over there. At least, that is the cover story.

Here is a list of 10 deeper implications and causes for concern with Operation Jade Helm 15:

Jade Helm Implication #1: Violation of Principle of Posse Comitatus

The Posse Comitatus Act was passed in 1878, and it forbade the US military from being deployed domestically on American soil. The purpose of Posse Comitatus was to prevent a tyrant from seizing power and directing the nation’s standing armies against its own people. This kind of thing has happened throughout history; military generals like Julius Caesar and Pompey overtook the Roman Republic by marching upon the city of Rome with their armies. Posse Comitatus is a very important plank in a free society, because it is another way to prevent centralization of power and keep the different functions and powers of Government as separate as possible.

Jade Helm appears to be a serious violation of the principle of Posse Comitatus. Not only are the military planning to actively exercise on American soil, but also they are planning to do it among the civilian population, within populated areas. However before Jade Helm arose we already had the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act, passed in 2006, which in many ways gutted Posse Comitatus. As Eric Alterman and George Zornick write:

“Before John Warner passed, the president could deploy troops inside the United States only if he invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807, which allows for deployment only “to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.” The new law expands the list to include “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition”—and such a “condition” is not defined or limited.”

Jade Helm looks like another step in the direction of domestic military deployment – a nail in the coffin for a free republic.

Jade Helm Implication #2: Declaring Certain States Hostile

The Jade Helm operational map: Southwest USA with a Middle East overlay

The Jade Helm operational map: Southwest USA with a Middle East overlay

The supposed basis of Jade Helm is that the US military needs to practice in the same kind of terrain as its Middle Eastern enemies. Since the Middle East is full of different countries whose attitudes towards the US range from hostile to neutral to friendly, the US military has designated certain US states as hostile, to mimic these Middle Eastern countries. When you overlay a Middle Eastern map over the southwest USA, Texas is roughly comparable to Iran, Utah is roughly comparable to Syria and the “insurgent pocket” of California is roughly comparable to Palestine. Thus these 3 areas have been declared hostile for the purposes of Jade Helm.

From a civilian perspective, declaring certain states hostile is a real cause for concern. Texas has a culture of fierce independence and resistance to federal control. Is it just a coincidence that Texas is 1 of the 2 states fully designated as “hostile” in Jade Helm? Is it just a coincidence that Texas just passed legislation to build its own gold bullion depository in order to repatriate $1 billion worth of gold currently stored by the Federal Reserve in New York? Is it just a coincidence that Texas is the state labeled as “hostile” when it’s home to a massive number of gun owners, patriots, secessionists and liberty lovers who would fight the Federal Government to the death?

Jade Helm Implication #3: More War

Even if you take everything the US Military is saying at face value – a big jump I know – and even if you believe that the declaration of certain states as “hostile” is completely innocuous, standard and has no deeper meaning, what are the implications for war? The US has already raised the ire of almost the entire world by its constant invasions, bombings, incursions, drone attacks and assassinations in the Middle East. It has made countless enemies since 9/11 by attempting to conquer that entire region. It has murdered millions of Middle Easteners and has stolen tons of oil and other natural resources from the land. But apparently this is not enough. Now, the NWO elite want to continue using the US military, which is essentially their private army of killers and assassins, to further obliterate Syria and Iran to dominate the entire region – with an eye to encircling Russia and China. Do we really want to ignore or condone the US military training to accomplish its mission of unbridled aggression?

Jade Helm Implication #4: Martial Law or Military Conditioning

The widespread exposure of Jade Helm has led many to predict that it will lead to martial law. Whether this is an accurate prediction or fear-based prophesizing remains to be seen, however one thing is for sure: even if the exercise does not produce martial law, it is definitely conditioning the American public to accept and become accustomed to an increased police/military presence in their lives. Jade Helm is the elite sending a message to the general US population: get used to living in fear. Get used to living in a world where it is normal for the military to patrol among your ranks, disguised or out in the open. Get used to being watched closely. Get used to the sight and sound of military being deployed in your town. Welcome to New World Order America.

Jade Helm Implication #5: The Merging of Military and Police

Jade Helm is another example of a disturbing trend: the merging of the military and police into a single force that can be deployed anywhere, abroad or domestically, against anyone. This force then becomes, essentially, the private army of the elite that can be use against any group that threatens their power structure. For some time now, both in the US and other nations, we have witnessed the growing militarization of the police; in the US this has been aided by programs like 1033, where surplus military equipment is deliberately being funneled to local police forces. The merging of military and police is a big danger to any democracy, due to the gross centralization of power it entails.

Jade Helm Implication #6: US Military Targeting US Citizens

Whenever you dream about, talk about or practice an activity, your brain is learning how do it by making neuron patterns. The US military practicing to target its own citizens is anything but benign and harmless. This literally means that US soldiers are getting accustomed to seeing their own countrymen as the enemy. Jade Helm is not only about conditioning the public to accept an increasingly militarized society, but it’s also about conditioning the future enforcers of the New World Order – soldiers from the US and other countries – to view anyone they’re told to view as the enemy, to shoot upon command without asking questions or challenging orders. Jade Helm is literally and unabashedly an exercise where US soldiers are practicing how to blend in with normal Americans and operate undetected among them. Can you see how inherently dangerous this is? Can you see how such an ability could so easily be used against the American people?

Jade Helm Implication #7: There’s Always an Enemy

From a global perspective, the US military is completely and utterly out of control. Sorry to burst your bubble if you’re an active member or a veteran, but the US military has never been about respect or honor. There’s nothing respectable about mass murder and there’s nothing honorable about constantly invading other sovereign nations because your corporate masters don’t like their leaders – as has been happening in South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and all over the world for over a century. When has the US military ever being used for legitimate defense? Never. It’s always been attack, attack, attack – including both World Wars and the false flag incidents (Lusitania and Pearl Harbor) engineered to get America into those bloody wars.

The problem here is the military mindset – the mindset that divides the world up into friendly and hostile, and that is always training to defend itself and attack “the enemy”, even though that enemy is frequently imaginary. Just look at how many enemies our leaders have given us, from the Nazis to the Commies to the Islamic terrorists, when in all cases those enemies were created and funded by the US military-industrial complex and the NWO elite. Jade Helm is a continuation of the demented and delusional mindset that seeks to find an enemy to fight in any situation.

Jade Helm Implication #8: Unbridled Movement of Military Vehicles

Citizen journalists have caught copious video footage of military vehicle movements around America in the last few months. Is it just a coincidence that some of this is happening in Jade Helm states, such as California, Nevada and Texas?

Jade Helm Implication #9: Connection to Closed Walmarts

The mystery of the abrupt closings of 5 Walmarts in Jade Helm states has not been solved, but many have theorized that it is connected to Jade Helm. Is Walmart, which is already enmeshed with the Federal Government and DHS, linking itself to underground tunnels? Is Walmart setting itself up to become a military command center? If not, then why is military equipment being parked in Walmart parking lots all over America?

Jade Helm Implication #10: Background and Context

No doubt, some of the speculation surrounding Jade Helm is over-the-top “fear porn”. However, even though some people love to jump to conjuring up doomsday scenarios, there is an undeniably valid cause for concern about the existence of an operation like Jade Helm. Think of the background and context in which it is occurring – including but not limited to such events as:

– incidences in the last 3-4 years on American streets of martial law (Boston Marathon) or heavy-handed military-police response (Ferguson, Baltimore);

– Obama signing the NDAA into law, which allows the US Government to indefinitely detain US citizens without charge or trial, in gross violation of the 4th Amendment;

– Obama announcing that “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded”;

– the invention of terrorism as the abstract bogeyman after 9/11, and the wholesale destruction of rights, liberties and privacy that has ensued in many nations across the globe since then;

– the expansion of the definition of terrorism to domestic terrorism, and the subsequent branding of ordinary Americans as extremists or domestic terrorists (e.g. the Ohio National Guard portraying gun rights supporters as domestic terrorists during a drill, the police chief in Concord, New Hampshire wanting to use a tank against occupiers and libertariansmarines in Arizona practicing to subdue citizens inside an internment camp, and American protesters being referred to as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” in National Guard documents);

– the rumors of Obama firing generals and other top military officials based on whether they would fire on American citizens (e.g. testimony of former Navy Seal Ben Smith, who claimed top brass in the military were being asked if they would be comfortable disarming US citizens);

– the US military’s own documents showing it is preparing to intervene and deploy domestically against its own citizens, whom it swore to serve and protect (e.g. the military document entitled Internment and Resettlement Operations);

– the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) purchase of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition when the agency does not fight any wars abroad, meaning the ammunition must be used domestically;

– the testimony of various military officers, active and retired, who have revealed that the DHS is attempting to build a domestic army (e.g. this Marine Colonel).

Use Jade Helm as a Wake-Up Call

Hopefully a critical mass of awakened Americans can use Jade Helm as a wake-up call. The deeper implications reveal a great cause for concern. As always, the people have the power. If enough people take interest and oppose this operation, it may have to cancelled, or its effect will at least be nullified.
















Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

Judge Finds Cause For Murder Charge In Police Killing Of 12 Year Old Tamir Rice


Prosecutor brushes aside recommendation from Ohio judge to charge Cleveland police officer with murder and vows to proceed as planned with grand jury.

A judge in Ohio said on Thursday he had found probable cause to charge a police officer with murder for the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year.

Judge Ronald Adrine of the Cleveland municipal court said there were grounds to prosecute officer Timothy Loehmann with murder, manslaughter, reckless homicide and negligent homicide.

Adrine also found there was probable cause for a charge of negligent homicide against officer Frank Garmback, Loehmann’s partner, who was present when Tamir was shot at a park on 22 November while holding a pellet gun.

The judge’s recommendation, however, was brushed aside by Timothy McGinty, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, who pledged to proceed as planned with having a grand jury decide on whether the officers should be charged.

“This case, as with all other fatal use of deadly force cases involving law enforcement officers, will go to the grand jury,” McGinty said in a statement. “That has been the policy of this office since I was elected. Ultimately, the grand jury decides whether police officers are charged or not charged.”

In a 10-page order, Judge Adrine wrote that after viewing surveillance video, which shows Tamir being shot dead within two seconds of Loehmann’s arrival, he was “still thunderstruck by how quickly this event turned deadly”.

The judge said Tamir was given “little if any time” to respond to any commands from the officers, that his arms were not raised, and that he made no “furtive movement”. Adrine wrote: “Literally, the entire encounter is over in an instant.”

Continue reading at The Guardian.

Gangs-In-Blue Strike Again (VIDEOS)


By: Rory Hall | The Daily Coin

Editors Note – The feature image is slightly blurry due to being a screen shot from the “pool party” video and is live action.

When I wrote They Don’t Want You to Know – The Counted I detailed the killing of American citizens by American cops. As my friend and colleague, Dave Kranzler, pointed out “to use the word “cop” instead of police officer shows the right amount of disdain for these people.” The current police state in this country is growing more out-of-control, seemingly, on a daily basis. In another example of how these once respected members of our community have become nothing more than gangs-in-blue comes from a pool party attended by teenagers. I would like to say this is a prank, however, as you will see this is a very real situation and it is amazing no one was seriously hurt or shot dead.

The good news is, that people are beginning to awaken to this ongoing, every growing nightmare created by the elitist and the banking class. My tin-foil-hat is not on too tight this morning, it is well documented that the Pentagon has been equipping local cops around the country with military weapons and all manner of war equipment. The training the gangs-in-blue have been receiving must be a direct reflection of what we are seeing on the streets. As more and more people awaken to the reality of this situation my goal is continually fuel the fire of the awakening process. As the local cops are shown to be nothing more than gangs, equipped with weapons of war, we have an opportunity to remind people of how out-of-control the mainstream media has become. Remember the bold-faced lies from Brian Williams? How many times have you seen on late night talk shows “mockingbird media” skits where they splice together a news story that appears to be “original” but is in fact nothing more than a made-for-tv event that is repeated, in most cases verbatim, around the country? I know you have seen this before.

Here is one example:

How is that possible? It is only possible due to the fact that mainstream TV is owned by only six (6) companies–all mainstream TV is owned by six (6) companies!! Think about that for a minute.

In praise of the tracking devices that happen to make phone calls, (“Smart phones”) people now have the ability to video tape situations live as they are happening. In some cases, as CopBlock has shown, you can, not only video tape an event but you can instantaneously upload it to the web via a secure connection. By uploading the event instantaneously the video tape can then be viewed and downloaded to another website thereby, protecting the video from being scrubbed from the web. In a flash an event can be video taped, uploaded and stored on a minimum of three different devices at the exact same moment the event is unfolding. By utilizing this type of service we, the American populace, can protect ourselves from these maniacs that kill our family pets on a regular basis, flash bomb our children while our child is in a crib and, now, routinely beat and kill people in broad daylight. Who’s the Real Killer?

Thank you to everyone who has the courage to video tape these criminals in act of committing violent crimes against the people they are supposedly “protecting and serving”. This most recent event solidifies these criminals are not interested in protecting and serving the citizens, only their masters, the ruling class and banking elite. Otherwise, the children in the video would not have experienced weapons being drawn against them because the children crashed a pool party.

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Rory Hall has been a daily contributor at SGTReport.com. for more than two years. He has written several original articles and interviewed some of the top precious metals professionals in the industry, as well as top preparedness specialists in the world. His YouTube Channel, The Daily Coin, was launched in February 2014 and his website TheDailyCoin.org was launched April 25, 2014. QUOTE: “As a student of monetary, financial and economic history for the past five years it has taught me to watch the markets with an open mind and a hand on my wallet.”

Unconstitutional Mass FBI Aerial Surveillance

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Free and open societies don’t spy on their citizens. They don’t invent phony threats as justification.

America is a belligerent nation waging endless wars of aggression against invented enemies. Fear-mongering is rife. It’s done to rape, ravage and destroy one country after another.

It’s a tactic used to scare people to believe they’re safer by sacrificing fundamental freedoms. Mass surveillance is a defining rogue state characteristic.

Post-9/11, government-usurped authority turned America into a police state. Big Brother watches everyone. Tuesday Senate passage of the USA Freedom Act (the renamed Patriot Act) changed little.

Government intrusion into the private lives of its citizens remains largely unchanged. The only good news is that USAF slightly rolled back its intrusiveness instead of giving spy agencies more powers.

History shows restrictions imposed are easily circumvented or ignored. A separate article discusses systematic FBI misuse of Patriot Act authority.

Bureau secrecy and cover-up make it impossible to know the full extent of its lawlessness. It operates ad libitum with minimum oversight and accountability.

One example is its mass surveillance of US citizens by drones and other aircraft. On June 2, AP reported “(s)cores of low-flying planes circling American cities…”

“They’re “part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies…”

It’s not secret. It’s been reported before. In July 2013, the agency admitted using drones for domestic surveillance numerous times without court authorized warrants or other forms of oversight.

At the time, deputy director Stephen D. Kelly said “(t)he FBI uses UAVs in very limited circumstances to conduct surveillance when there is a specific operational need.”

“Since late 2006, the FBI has conducted surveillance using UAVs in eight criminal cases and two national security cases.”

Former FBI director Robert Meuller admitted spying on US citizens with no “operational guidelines.”

Warrantless spying by any means threatens everyone. No probable cause is needed. No restraints are imposed. Constitutional protections are circumvented.

Once a program is established, it takes on a life of its own. In the last decade, FBI aerial spying expanded to “civilian air force” level.

In April alone, AP identified at least 50 FBI aircraft conducting more than 100 flights over urban and rural areas in 11 states.

It cited a 2009 budget document indicating 115 planes, including 90 Cessna aircraft.

FBI aerial spying is longstanding. Today, drones and other aircraft are equipped with high-tech cameras for close-up visual surveillance as well as technology able to monitor thousands of cell phones – a blatant breach of privacy.

According to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley (R. IA):

“It’s important that federal law enforcement personnel have the tools they need to find and catch criminals.”

“But whenever an operation may also monitor the activities of Americans who are not the intended target, we must make darn sure that safeguards are in place to protect the civil liberties of innocent Americans.”

No safeguards whatever exist – nor does Congress back up high-minded rhetoric with effective policies protecting the public from abusive government practices.

Rogue agencies like the FBI, NSA, CIA, DEA and Homeland Security operate by their own rules – easily circumventing weak and ineffective restraints on their authority.

Congressional inaction effectively rubber-stamps them. It permits unaccountable police state practices no free society would tolerate.

AP learned the FBI uses at least 13 fake companies to conceal its activities – including FVX Research, KQM Aviation, NBR Aviation and PXW Services.

ACLU policy analyst Jay Stanley called its flights significant if they’re “maintaining a fleet of aircraft whose purpose is to circle over American cities, especially with” today’s sophisticated surveillance technology.

Details the FBI confirmed concur with published reports since at least 2003 about suspicious-looking planes overflying US cities being government ones.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and US Marshals Service have their own aerial surveillance programs using sophisticated technology, much like the FBI’s.

Basic information about these programs are secret. Heavily redacted Justice Department Inspector General documents alone inadequately explain what the public has a right to know.

They’re spied on – by the FBI, NSA, CIA, DEA, Homeland Security and other rogue government agencies, especially post-9/11.

Spies “R” us defines US policy. America is a total surveillance society unfit to live in. Big Brother watches everyone intrusively – in blatant breach of fundamental constitutional protections.

Fabricated national security threats justify the unjustifiable. The so-called “war on terror” is phony. The war OF terror by Washington on its citizens is real.

Unconstitutional spying today in America is pervasive. It’s institutionalized. Privacy rights no longer matter. Fundamental freedoms are being trampled. They’re disappearing in plain sight.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.


Revisiting Patriot Act Police State Legislation


WASHINGTON - MARCH 09:  Surrounded by members of Congress and Cabinet members U.S. President George W. Bush signs the H.R. 3199, USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2005 in the East Room at the White House March 8, 2006 in Washington DC. The reauthorization of the Patriot Act had come under criticism from some in Congress for the potential to infringe of civil liberties but was pushed by the Bush administration as essential for fighting terrorism.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Surrounded by members of Congress and Cabinet members U.S. President George W. Bush signs the H.R. 3199, USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2005 in the East Room at the White House March 8, 2006 in Washington DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Free and open societies don’t enact police state laws like the USA Patriot Act – ever for any reason.

Lawyer Nancy Chang said earlier “(t)here’s nothing patriotic about trampling on the Bill of Rights.”

The legislation was written, on the shelf, ready to go long before 9/11 – awaiting an excuse to introduce and enact what no free society would tolerate.

Washington capitalized on a window of hysteria to grant unchecked executive powers. The legislation was congressionally passed and signed by George Bush on October 26, 2001 – 45 days after 9/11.

It state sponsored terror committed by the government of the United States against its own people. The mother of all Big Lies claims otherwise.

The Patriot Act’s text was 342 pages long. It controversially changed 15 US laws. It created the crime of domestic terrorism for the first time – defined as “acts dangerous to human life…that appear to be intended:

(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or

(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping…”

In other words, anti-war or global justice demonstrations, environmental or animal rights activism, civil disobedience, and dissent of any kind may be called “domestic terrorism.”

The Patriot Act circumvented or seriously eroded key Bill of Rights protections – not for security, for police state empowerment. Affected are:

Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment due process rights – initially permitting indefinite detentions of undocumented immigrants, now leaving anyone anywhere in the world, including US citizens, vulnerable for any reason or none at all.

First Amendment freedom of association rights – an essential part of free expression. Now anyone may be charged and prosecuted for their alleged association with an “undesirable group.”

Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable searches and seizures. Personal privacy rights were lost.

Authorized unchecked government surveillance powers to access personal records, monitor financial transactions, as well as student, medical and other records.

Mass monitoring became standard practice. Expiration of three controversial provisions discussed in a separate article changed little.

Big Brother’s intrusive power was barely touched, and expired provisions may be reinstated in new form – either in the USA Freedom Act introduced or other legislation later on.

USAF only modestly rolls back the intelligence community’s “collect it all” strategy – likely not enough to matter given how the NSA, FBI, CIA and other US agencies routinely operate, circumventing restraints put on them unaccountably.

Patriot Act Section 806 lets authorities confiscate or freeze all foreign and domestic assets of any individual, entity, or organization accused of engaging in, planning, supporting, concealing, or perpetrating any act called domestic or international terrorism against America – true or false, with no hearing, notice or justice.

Vague language in other provisions give authorities wide latitude to twist the law perversely and advantageously, targeting anyone for anything called terrorism, whether justified or not.

Key Patriot Act powers were extended in March 2006 and May 2011 – likely again this year in USA Freedom Act form as debate in the Senate heads toward perhaps resolution on Tuesday.

The measure passed the House earlier. If the Senate version differs, reconciliation between both will follow.

Democracy in America is pure fantasy. Illusion substitutes for reality.

Police state ruthlessness is the law of the land. Patriot Act repression is Exhibit A.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Are UK Police Now Behaving Like Intelligence Agencies? (VIDEO)


The overreaching surveillance state in the U.S. certainly takes most of the headlines, but the UK is every bit on par if not worse.  A recent report, responded to below by Steve Jolly of NOCCTV, indicates that there have been 700,000 police requests to access private communications in the UK over a two-year period – which amounts to a request every 2 minutes.  And these requests are almost never denied; in fact, they have a 96% approval rate. This surely can’t purely be to “thwart terrorism.”


Visit http://www.no-cctv.org.uk/

They Don’t Want You To Know – The Counted


Please raise your hand if you are sick and tired of the United States “leadership”.

It appears that, once again, the people that are supposedly in charge of tracking much needed information regarding something as important as how many people are killed by the police in this country each year are too $#@% busy tracking information that benefits the elitist scum so they can further enslave us. We have to turn to people like Brian Burkhardt at Fatal Encounters, the fine folks at killedbypolice.net and now enter a foreign newspaper who sees this tragic ongoing nightmare as being so important they, too, have put together a database in order to reveal how many U.S. citizens are killed by police in the United States each year. The numbers, once again, are very disturbing and you will see the real problem are the gangs in blue. One of the more revealing statistics is not police killing blacks, but police killing whites. The statistics do not lie as they are coming from sources other than the government who are known liars. The government could have just as easily compiled this information but they do not want YOU to have this information as not to make people upset and begin demanding serious changes. Please spread this information as far and wide as possible. Even someone who is sound asleep can relate to this and should be warned about the real possibility of being gunned down by a criminal in a blue uniform.

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The FBI has a voluntary program for each police department to report these statistics; voluntary. By the FBI’s own admission about half the police departments do any type of reporting. Why is this vital information voluntary? Once again, because they don’t want you to know.

This issue bothers me more than any other issue that is covered here The Daily Coin. The government steals from us, lies to us and, for no apparent reason, they send our children to kill and be killed in foreign lands. These issues are tragic and are very telling about how far our once proud nation has fallen. But, this issue where murder is legal, as long as you are wearing the proper shirt and pants, is beyond what I can take. I am very grateful for all the people that are dedicating the time and resources to deliver this information to our society. There will be a permanent link to each of the websites listed above, along with a permanent link to Officer Down Memorial Page so that everyone has the opportunity to see for themselves who the real killer is in your neighborhood. If you think the thugs on the corner are the problem I challenge you to take a serious look at this information. These criminals are killing your children and getting away with murder—3 plus times a day, everyday. What are you going to do about it? Would you please consider passing this along to your local, very local, “representatives” as to put the criminals in charge on notice. We are awake and we are organizing.

Once again, a foreign source is bringing to light something our government should be providing and want to provide to the citizens of the United States to be able to actually serve and protect. You know, what local cops are suppose to do. But, as we are finding out, that is not the goal. The goal is to protect and serve the ruling class and banking elite. They better hope the QE money never stops flowing because if it does, these criminals will be fully exposed and I fear something very dramatic will take place.

Please do not take my word for it, take a look for yourself. Review the sites listed above and do the simple math that is needed to understand the people in blue are the ones committing most of the murders in this country.

The Counted

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Rory Hall has been a daily contributor at SGTReport.com. for more than two years. He has written several original articles and interviewed some of the top precious metals professionals in the industry, as well as top preparedness specialists in the world. His YouTube Channel, The Daily Coin, was launched in February 2014 and his website TheDailyCoin.org was launched April 25, 2014. QUOTE: “As a student of monetary, financial and economic history for the past five years it has taught me to watch the markets with an open mind and a hand on my wallet.”

Police State America’s National Railroad Police

CSXT Police
By: MassPrivateI |

Privately run ‘secret’ railroad police have trained 85 SWAT teams in 13 states!

Private railroad police officers licensed in every state, have been accused of physical assaults, racial profiling and harassment according to lawsuits, interviews and court records. The records and interviews show that there have been numerous complaints and dozens of lawsuits filed against railroad police officers in recent years.

“Most states have a statute that authorizes railroad corporations to hire and appoint railroad police officers. Generally, these laws are found in the railroad or public utility sections of a state’s consolidated statutes. A railroad police commission is issued by a specific state agency, usually from the state police but sometimes from the governor’s office. The remaining state code sections regarding railroad police often require the employing corporations to bear all liability; the officers to take an oath and wear a badge indicating that they serve as railroad police officers for a specific railroad corporation; and local police agencies to accept persons arrested by railroad police.

“If the requirement to accept prisoners is not explicitly stated in the railroad police statute, the police powers conferred upon sworn and commissioned railroad police officers in the enabling law will convey that they possess the same legal authority as state and local police or peace officers.”

“As such, their legal authority includes the typical police powers to arrest persons for state law felonies, misdemeanors, or violations and process them into the local criminal justice system. In many states, rail and transit police agencies are included in criminal justice system processes and have access to state criminal record systems for investigative and arrest-processing purposes.”

Private rail lines CSXT, BNSF, KCS, UPand others maintain their own private police. The Amtrak Police is the largest with more than 450 sworn officers who undergo training at FLETC. They are armed with Glock 22 .40-caliber pistols and no less than 100 5.56mm Bushmaster Patrolman’s carbines.
Since 2009 private railroad police have arrested more than 300 residents in Overtown, a predominantly black neighborhood in Miami, on charges of trespassing. Nearly 90 percent of those charges have been dismissed. Click here & here to read more.
In Oklahoma in 2010, a Union Pacific railroad police officer was captured on video choking a woman he accused of trespassing and resisting arrest. A local court dropped the charges against the woman and she settled a lawsuit with the company earlier this year.

Union Pacific Railroad is working with police across the country ticketing motorists at railroad crossings. It ‘s called “Operation UPCares” here’s a list of a few states Texas, New York, Missouri that are letting private police ticket motorists.

“UP Railroad Police were stopping motorists that crossed the tracks when the lights were red and the barriers down, giving offenders warnings and tickets.”

They’re even using “UPCares” to warn people about taking photographs of trains!

“We urge professional and amateur photographers alike to set the right example for others by adhering to the safety guidelines.”

Federal authorities have ceded oversight of railroad police to the states but few states, if any, keep data of complaints against railroad police.
People who say they have been mistreated by the railroad police have little recourse except to complain to the railroads, but because the railroads are private companies, they can operate largely in ‘SECRET’.

It’s hard to put a precise number on America’s private police but it would be fair to say that there’s over 1.5 MILLION and growing.

America has almost ONE MILLION police officers, this doesn’t include private police or security guards, which is larger than the 1.5 MILLION by most estimates. Private security guards have outnumbered police officers since the 1980s. The more than 1 million contract security officers, and guards work directly for U.S. corporations.

That means there’s over 2.5 MILLION POLICE in the US with no signs of stopping!

There needs to be better oversight of these corporate police forces, because right now it is sorely lacking,” said Lloyd C. Larsen, a Republican state representative in Wyoming, one of only two states that do not allow the railroad police to have law enforcement authority; Minnesota is the other. “No one knows what they do or how they operate outside of people at the company.”

The average salary for Railroad Police in 2010 was $58,560 nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The top ten percent earned salaries of $86,630 or higher.  Among the highest paying industries were

  • State government – $70,570
  • Rail transportation – $60,980
  • Local government – $56,760

Railroad police can pursue people anywhere, they’re not restricted to company property.  Railroad officers possess the broad powers and jurisdiction of local or state police.

“Some states require that railroad police officers obtain commissions as other local and state officers do, while other states may only require certifications similar to a security guard.  As a result of the Crime Control Act, commissioned railroad police officers with arrest or other powers in one state may also carry those powers to any other state in which their railway employer operates.”

The Omnibus Crime Control Act of 1990, Public Law 101-647, which gave all U.S. railroad police this additional statutory authority to perform more efficient and effective law enforcement functions. Presently, it is codified at 49 U.S.C. 28101 and states as follows:

28101. Rail Police Officers
Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation, a rail police officer who is employed by a rail carrier and certified or commissioned as a police officer under the laws of a State may enforce the laws of any jurisdiction in which the rail carrier owns property, to the extent of the authority of a police officer certified or commissioned under the laws of that jurisdiction, to protect—
(1) employees, passengers, or patrons of the rail carrier;
(2) property, equipment, and facilities owned, leased, operated, or maintained by the rail carrier;
(3) property moving in interstate or foreign commerce in the possession of the rail carrier; and
(4) personnel, equipment, and material moving by rail that are vital to the national defense.

The only jurisdictional exception existing prior to the enactment of this law was the railroad police of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Created by Congress, Amtrak’s enabling legislation under the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, now codified starting at 49 U.S.C. 24101, established the authority for Amtrak to have railroad police. The statutory authority was unique at the time and included interstate police powers.

The Amtrak rail police law, now found at 49 U.S.C. 24305 (e), states as follows: (e) Rail Police. —Amtrak may employ rail police to provide security for rail passengers and property of Amtrak. Rail police employed by Amtrak who have complied with a State law establishing requirements applicable to rail police or individuals employed in a similar position may be employed without regard to the law of another State containing those requirements.

Federal regulations promulgated under 49 U.S.C. 28101 are contained starting at 49 CFR 207 and apply to all railroad police, including those of Amtrak. These regulations describe in more detail the scope of this broader-ranging interstate authority.

When railroad police officers are in a state different from the one where they received their railroad police commissions, their police authority is the same as that of railroad officers commissioned under the laws of the state in which they are present. Furthermore, this police authority shall apply only on railroad property, except in two instances:

  • A railroad police officer may pursue someone off railroad property if that person is suspected of violating the law on railroad property.
  •  A railroad police officer may engage in off–railroad property law enforcement activities, including, without limitation, investigation and arrest, if permissible under state law.

Railroads even have a police chief, special agents and rapid response teams or ‘counterterrorism unit. Click here, here and here to read about CSXT’s police department.

CSXT Rapid Response

CSXT has also developed a special weapons and tactics (SWAT)–like three-day Tactical Rail Interdiction training course, offered to law enforcement officers at no cost.

Why is it being offered to police at no cost and are they qualified to train SWAT teams etc.?

“Once we do a background check, we pass the information on to the governor’s office which approves or denies the applicant,” said Terry Baker, training and research manager at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. “That’s the full extent of our dealings with railroad police.”

There’s the smoking gun!

America’s SWAT teams and police are being trained by privately run police who’s only requirement is to pass a background check! What kind of psychopath’s are training police officers and SWAT teams across America?

It’s unknown if railroad police officers receive any psychological testing. At least DHS run police departments force new cops to undergo some psychological testing, see below:

“Right now we give cops a test called the MMPI-2, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. So we pretty much determine that they’re not psychopaths. I think that’s a low bar.” Former Police Chief  John DeCarlo said.

To find out more, read “Former Police Chief Says Police Should Stop Hiring Bullies”.

The ”SECRET’ is out; EVERY rail company is working with DHS and they’re training SWAT teams for free!

They [railroad police] even have ‘Council Charter Homeland Security Memberships’, click herehere and here to read more.

CSXT has trained 85 SWAT teams in 13 states:

For more info. about America’s national train police read:
Article republished from MassPrivateI