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This Is How Tyranny Rises and Freedom Falls: The Experiment in Freedom Is Failing

Tyranny & Police State |  | By John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute |  “Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I’d think I was having a hallucination.”—Philip Roth, novelist It is easy to be ...Read More »

Let's Make America Great Again: 230 Years After the Constitution, We're Walking a Dangerous Road

Tyranny & Police State |  | By: John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute |  “I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.”—Osama bin Laden (October 2001) Ironically, during the same week that we mark the 16th anniversary of ...Read More »

What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies

Tyranny & Police State |  | By: John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute |  “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation Our ...Read More »

Robocop Reality: Massive Military Drones Could Start Replacing Police Helicopters

Tyranny & Police State |  |   By: The Anti-Media |  According to the defense contractor that developed the Predator and Reaper drones for the United States military’s operations in the Middle East, drones will have begun to replace piloted law enforcement helicopters by the year 2025. On Monday, it was reported that the contractor, General Atomics (GA), is pressing hard for the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) ...Read More »

Trump to Lift Restrictions on Militarizing Police

Tyranny & Police State |  | Dark forces run America, not Trump. He’s hostage to Wall Street and America’s military/industrial complex – powerless doing their bidding, taking orders, not giving them. Ignore his bravado, creating the illusion of a leader in charge. Like the Clintons, GW Bush and Obama, he’s a prop serving powerful interests – weak, isolated and disposable at ...Read More »

Will Charlottesville Be a Pretext for Toughening Police State Laws?

Tyranny & Police State |  | The aftermath of 9/11 transformed America into a police state. Obama continued what Bush/Cheney began – cracking down hard on fundamental freedoms, subverting constitutionally protected rights. Will Charlottesville be used as a pretext for more of the same? Violence last weekend was reprehensible. Responsible parties should be held fully accountable – federal, state and local ...Read More »

Accepting a Society of Government Tyranny

Tyranny & Police State |  |   The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. – Charles de Montesquieu Rational thinking and moral conduct are rare in a society that has no respect for other individuals or succumb to the dictates of an all powerful government. ...Read More »

Supreme Court Says Police Can Use Evidence Obtained Illegally

Tyranny & Police State |  | (Counter Current News) In a massive failure of the justice system, police can now use evidence obtained illegally, after police illegally stop people. There is still no punishment for the police officers for their ILLEGAL stop. Say goodbye to your 4th amendment protections. The Supreme Court ruled that evidence found by police officers after illegal stops may be ...Read More »

Tyranny: It Pisses Me Off

Tyranny & Police State |  | Tyranny is not a wholly definable condition. There are many forms of tyranny and many levels of control that exist in any one society at any given time. In fact, the most despicable forms of tyranny are often the most subtle; the kinds of tyranny in which the oppressed are deluded into thinking that because ...Read More »

The Last Rebels: 25 Things We Did As Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today

Tyranny & Police State |  | With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods. Here’s the problem with all of this babying: it creates a society of weenies. There won’t be more rebels because this generation has been frightened ...Read More »

Police State Tactics at G20

Tyranny & Police State |  | Assembling and protesting against deplorable policies are universal rights. Not in Hamburg, Germany at the G20. On Thursday, as leaders were arriving for July 7 and 8 talks, tens of thousands of largely peaceful demonstrators took to the streets. Things weren’t calm for long. Police blocked them from marching through the city as planned. Violence ...Read More »

Freedom Is Not Necessarily The Absence Of Tyranny

Tyranny & Police State |  | Is it true that freedom is an overly idealized concept? Perhaps, but it is one of the few concepts worthy of idealization. It is so worthy, that it is worth dying for. Since the dawn of recorded history human beings have fought and sacrificed to attain freedom. It is an inherent psychological construct. It is ...Read More »

Execution by Firing Squad: The Militarized Police State Opens Fire

Tyranny & Police State |  |   By: John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute |  “It is often the case that police shootings, incidents where law enforcement officers pull the trigger on civilians, are left out of the conversation on gun violence. But a police officer shooting a civilian counts as gun violence. Every time an officer uses a gun against an innocent ...Read More »

Police Body Camera Footage is Becoming a State Secret

Tyranny & Police State |  | (THE VERGE) Late last month, The New York Times published a piece, headlined “Hollywood-Style Heroism Is Latest Trend in Police Videos,” about police body camera footage that depicts police officers as paragons of bravery. One video, from the Hamden Police Department in Connecticut, showed an officer pulling a troubled man away from the edge of ...Read More »

Police Now Routinely Crack and Extract All Phone Data from Arrestees

Tyranny & Police State |  | By: Cory Doctorow, BOING BOING |  Muckrock filed Freedom of Information Requests with multiple US police forces to find out how they were using “mobile phone forensic extraction devices” — commercial devices that suck all the data out of peoples’ phones and make it available for offline browsing. They discovered that the practice of sucking up the entirety ...Read More »

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