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Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:43 pm

https://www.ticklethewire.com/2022/07/2 ... ts-phones/

Secret Service Investigators Find Metadata of Deleted Text Messages on 10 Agents’ Phones

By Steve Neavling

https://www.bangordailynews.com/2022/07 ... yer-calls/

Lawyers outraged Maine sheriff’s office listened to recordings of confidential phone calls

https://www.bangordailynews.com/2022/07 ... lly-burns/

Congress fiddles as the world (literally) burns


Season 5 of 'FBI' Will be Arresting So Here’s Everything You Need to Know!What to know about 'FBI' season 5 (2022), including the premiere date, trailer, cast, time, spoilers, and more.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/25/ex-congre ... r-trading/

Congressman Stephen Buyer, FBI trainee indicted for insider trading
By Ben Feuerherd
July 25, 2022 12:20pm

https://www.rcrwireless.com/20220725/pu ... m-contract

RCR Wireless News
Verizon to modernize FBI network in $400M contractThe Verizon task order will modernize and expand the FBI's network infrastructure, data and voice solutions.

https://thecrimereport.org/2022/07/25/n ... nitiative/

The Crime Report
Navajo Police Claim They Were 'Left in Dark' by FBI Crimefighting InitiativeTo battle escalating violent crime in the Navajo nation, the FBI has implemented a policy of bilingualism that may be one of the most innovative outreach...


Poll: 2 out of 3 Americans Support Term Limits for SCOTUS Justices
By TCR Staff |
According to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, 67 percent of Americans support a proposal to set a specific number of years that justices serve instead of life terms, including 82 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of Republicans.

https://thecrimereport.org/2022/07/25/w ... in-police/

Washington Gov Proposes Regional Campuses to Train Police
By TCR Staff |

https://thecrimereport.org/2022/07/25/s ... gger-case/

Sixth Exoneree Expected in Central Park Jogger Case
By TCR Staff |

https://thecrimereport.org/2022/07/25/r ... ore-dying/

Rikers Inmate Missed Nearly 100 Clinic Appointments Before Dying
By TCR Staff |

https://www.tmz.com/2022/07/25/packers- ... al-review/
Packers Star AJ Dillon Shoved By Cop At Lambeau, Police Launch Internal ReviewA cop forcefully grabbed Green Bay Packers star AJ Dillon and shoved him in the back during a soccer game at Lambeau Field this weekend...

https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/jolie ... ity-75-000

Joliet Cop Runs Red Light, Injures Woman, Costs City $75,000Joliet Cop Runs Red Light, Injures Woman, Costs City $75,000. Joliet reached a lawsuit settlement with Emma Tonelli and her Joliet law firm...

https://www.floridabulldog.org/2022/07/ ... -time-cop/

Florida Bulldog
Coral Springs police failed to probe incident involving part ...Coral Springs police failed to investigate 'suspicious incident' involving part-time cop, a gun and woman passed out in his pick-up truck.

https://www.kxxv.com/news/houston-man-r ... p-arrested

Houston man released after being falsely imprisoned for 5 years, cop arrestedHouston man released after being falsely imprisoned for 5 years, cop arrested ... Copyright 2022 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

https://kdhnews.com/news/crime/dirty-fe ... cc8fd.html

‘Dirty Fergie’: Former KISD cop had history of on-duty misconduct
By Lauren Dodd | Herald staff writer Jul 24, 2022 2

https://www.axios.com/local/tampa-bay/2 ... ons-police

St. Petersburg's Power of Change donations go to cops, not homeless

https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5vq97/ ... t-cop-free
988 Has a Transparency Problem
The crisis line has provided little clarity on when and why callers in distress could face unwanted police intervention.

By Katie Way

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... un-in-2024

If Biden isn’t willing to really fight the climate crisis, he shouldn’t run in 2024
Daniel Sherrell
His latest climate defeat has affirmed what we’ve long feared: that he just isn’t the man for the moment

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2022/0 ... ert-storm/

Yet Another War Memorial is Being Built—This Time to Commemorate 1991 Operation Desert Storm
By Jeremy Kuzmarov - July 25, 2022

https://fightgangstalking.files.wordpre ... e-1989.pdf

Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It
Brian Glick

http://intellit.muskingum.edu/cia_folde ... drugs.html

Accusations Concerning
Involvement in Drug Smuggling


Celerino "Cele" Castillo III

Author: "POWDERBURNS" Cocaine, Contras & The Drug War
    2709 N. 28 1/2 St., McAllen,Texas 78501
    Tele/Fax: 956-631-3818 Pager: 956-318-4913
E-Mail: powderburns@prodigy.ne

https://thirdworldtraveler.com/FBI/Brea ... s_FBI.html

Break-ins, Death Threats
and the FBI
the covert war against the Central America movement
by Ross Gelbspan
South End Press, 1991


I Volunteer to Kidnap Oliver North 
by Michael Levine
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Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:43 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ta-reveals

‘Hunted’: one in three people killed by US police were fleeing, data reveals

https://www.bangordailynews.com/2022/07 ... oasq1i29i/

Police group says Bruce Poliquin ‘insulted’ members after they backed Jared Golden
by Michael Shepherd

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2022/ju ... crats-bill

Democrats introduce bill requiring term limits for US supreme court justices
The measure would also provide for an appointment every two years but any such reforms are vigorously opposed by Republicans

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ean-energy

Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -book-bans

The right in the US has a new bogeyman: libraries
Maeve Higgins
Neo-Nazis and Proud Boys are targeting libraries, as legislators and conservative lobby groups are trying to remove books from shelves and change how library board members are appointed

https://www.americamagazine.org/issue/7 ... g-berrigan

Growing Up Berrigan: Portrait of a family of peacemakers

George M. Anderson
February 21, 2011

https://www.villagevoice.com/2022/07/27 ... rupt-cops/

Ghosts of NYPD Scandals: Was Detective Bill Phillips Framed by Corrupt Cops?

In the early 1970s, a dirty city cop exposed corruption throughout the NYPD—then he was convicted of a double murder. 
July 27, 2022

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jim-jo ... orism-data

Jim Jordan says new whistleblower disclosures reveal 'scandalous' push by FBI to pad domestic terrorism data
Whistleblowers allege FBI is 'pressuring' agents to classify cases as domestic violent extremism

July 27, 2022

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/07/27/ ... ales-2035/

Massachusetts Governor should sign climate bill that would end gas-powered car sales in 2035

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... rant-phone

Justice department gets warrant to search Trump lawyer’s phone
John Eastman spoke at a rally before the Capitol attack and claimed Mike Pence could halt certification of Biden’s election win


JFK Assassination: COPA 2008 - Cyril Wecht and Ed Tatro152 viewsMay 21, 2022

https://www.ticklethewire.com/2022/07/2 ... ey-malone/

FBI Celebrates One of Its First Female Special Agents Susan Riley Malone

http://9-11themotherofallblackoperation ... exual.html

Female FBI Agent Discusses Sexual Harassment At The Bureau & Suicide Of Her Husband -- Did The FBI Drive Him To It?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... t-williams
Humanity can’t equivocate any longer. This is a climate emergency 



https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2022/07 ... elicopter/

‘Prepare For Touchdown’: FBI hosts Teen Academy in Richmond, features Black Hawk helicopterRICHMOND, Va. – Over 30 teens from across the Commonwealth got the unique chance to watch the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team land their...


The Secret File on J. Edgar Hoover
by William Cran, PBS Video.

https://news3lv.com/news/local/fbi-doub ... arson-city

FBI doubles down against cyber-crime in Nevada

by Steve WolfordWednesday, July 27th 2022

https://www.delta-optimist.com/local-ne ... on-5005423

Delta man attempting to expose truth behind RFK assassination
Tsawwassen’s John Meier has made multitude attempts to expose the truth
Jim Meier/Contributing Writer
Feb 2, 2022 11:00 P


CIA, Memorandum, “Maheu, Robert A.,” Secret Eyes Only, June 24, 1966

http://documents.theblackvault.com/docu ... 10379.pdf'

https://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/l ... cc868.html

MSU provost talks FBI history on podcast

https://www.nj.com/passaic-county/2022/ ... ut-it.html

Fired cop indicted on charges he beat man, kneed him in face, lied about itSpencer Finch's appeal to get back his job as a Paterson police officer is pending.

https://www.wamc.org/news/2022-07-27/ch ... to-a-minor

Charges dismissed against college cop accused of selling alcohol to a minorCharges were dismissed today against a SUNY Plattsburgh police officer who was accused of selling alcohol to a minor on campus.

https://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/20 ... rules.html

N.J. town justified in firing cop for on-duty sex with trainee, judge rulesThe officer sued Paulsboro and its police chief in Superior Court last year, alleging that he was wrongfully terminated.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/27/opin ... olice.html

MAGA Doesn’t Care About Cops
July 27, 2022
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Postby fruhmenschen » Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:39 pm

https://www.wweek.com/news/2022/08/10/t ... -to-be-on/

The List No Portland Police Officer Wants to Be On
Three currently employed Portland cops are flagged by the Multnomah County district attorney for added scrutiny if they’re ever called to the witness stand.

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/22/cli ... ndoff-fbi/

Dec 22, 2017 — The mistrial of Cliven Bundy is the latest in a series of embarrassing blunders involving egregious misconduct by federal agents and ...

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... g-targets/

The Best Terrorists Money Can Buy
Broke-ass losers. Big talkers. Ninja wannabes. How dangerous are the FBI’s sting targets?


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-bu ... mar-a-lago

FBI bulletin warns of 'dirty bomb' threat, increasing calls for 'civil war' after raid of Mar-a-Lago
The FBI and DHS bulletin states that one particular threat involved the placement of a 'so-called Dirty Bomb in front of FBI headquarters'

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... perations/

The FBI Hunted a Terror Suspect in Boston—Too Bad It Wasn't Tamerlan Tsarnaev

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ser-memoir

Emmett Till accuser received protection from police, she says in memoir
Recently emerged book sheds new light on lynching after grand jury declined to charge Carolyn Bryant Donham

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/ ... aturestack

Hotter summers to fuel increase in skin cancers, doctors warn
Higher summer temperatures caused by climate crisis will lead to more cases of melanoma, say medics

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... s-heatwave

‘Getting harder and hotter’: Phoenix fire crews race to save lives in America’s hottest city
As temperatures soar at triple digits, heat-related 911 calls have increased 34% since 2020, with first responders facing the brunt

https://whowhatwhy.org/cartoon/when-you ... n-trouble/

Surveillance, Stated
TED RALL 08/13/22

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/ ... aturestack

Officials say former Newton police employee shut down department’s site over pay dispute
“Chief Carmichael and I are committed to transparency, accountability, and a full investigation of what happened," the mayor said.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... -appearing

New ‘Parp inhibitors’ could prevent certain tumours appearing
Breakthrough research could see some genetic cancers neutralised before they take hold and is already being used for people at risk

https://www.axios.com/2022/08/14/rand-p ... act-repeal

Rand Paul calls for repeal of Espionage Act after Trump FBI search

https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... sault-case

Los Angeles Times
Accusing a cop: Inside LAPD's secret discipline systemAccusing a cop: One woman's journey through the LAPD's secret

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny- ... story.html

Make police pensions public: Gov. Hochul does the right thing, signing an overdue transparency bill

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... s-lawsuit/

Meet the Punk Rocker Who Can Liberate Your FBI File
Ryan Shapiro’s technique is so effective at unburying sensitive documents, the feds are asking the courts to stop him.


Ryan Shapiro's dissertation, Bodies at War: Animals, Science, & National Security in the United States, 1899-1979, explores the history of convergent disputes over animal experimentation and national security. Employing archival and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) research, Ryan's dissertation and related work in progress examine debates over animal protection and American security from the dawn of the twentieth century to the present.

https://unredacted.com/2022/08/04/penta ... -8-4-2022/

Pentagon Joins DHS In Destroying Potential January 6 Evidence, Calls Records Retention Schedules Into Question: FRINFORMSUM 8/4/2022
AUGUST 4, 2022

by Lauren Harper

https://www.muckrock.com/agency/united- ... gation-10/

Ken Olson of DEC (FBI)FILES
Emily Crose filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

https://sparrowmedia.net/2017/12/graves ... i-lawsuit/

Group Sues FBI for Documents on Previously Unknown Cyber-Enabled Surveillance Platform Named ‘Gravestone’

https://www.muckrock.com/agency/united- ... gation-10/

Note: Ryan Shapiro provided fantastic tips on submitting FOIA requests to the FBI in his Requester’s Voice interview. We highly recommend following Shapiro’s suggestions of including “cross-reference” and “ELSUR (Electronic Surveillance)” search requests in your request language.
Recent Requests See All

https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2022/ ... ring-list/

How One Portland Police Officer’s GPS Undermined Him—and Landed Him on an Unflattering List
The criteria with which cops land on this list is …eccentric?

https://whowhatwhy.org/politics/electio ... this-fall/

Mailing It In? Experts Doubt USPS Can Get a Handle on Ballots This Fall
ELISE KLINE 08/13/22


There is no transparency to our current voting system. Under the U.S. Constitution and case law, qualified citizens have two constitutional rights: 1) to vote, and 2) to have their votes counted properly.  For that right to be enforced by federal and state authorities, the voting process must be observable. 
U.S. elections are not transparent or observable. When Congress and state governments opened the door to increased voting rights, 'convenient' access, and secret ballots, they closed the door to effective transparency and meaningful oversight of the voting process. Now we have computer voting, early and mail-in voting, drop boxes, and electronic voting for the military...taken together they have destroyed any semblance of election integrity or legitimacy. Things weren't always this way. 
BEFORE the Civil War, voting was a completely transparent process.  It was only during the Civil War, as the right to vote expanded to African Americans, that the voting process itself began to recede from public view and meaningful oversight.  It started with absentee voting for soldiers only in the 1860’s, secret ballots in the 1880’s, and voting machines in the 1890’s.  Today in America, more than 50% of all voting is by absentee, mail, or early, 95% of all votes are machine-processed, and 100% of all ballots are secret and anonymous. For the sake of convenience and 'alleged' voter protection, Congress has destroyed the transparency, verifiability, and integrity of America’s voting process. 
The 'secret ballot' is a 'blank check' for vote fraud. It has had the biggest negative impact on our ability to truly verify election results. While our politicians are required to vote publicly and openly, we citizens are held to a different standard - a lower standard.  We vote remotely, privately and anonymously by machine, absentee, early, and secret ballot. It's an invitation to massive and undetectable vote fraud.  That is why, there should be only one standard of voting for both our political representatives and voters. All voting should be open and public - no machines, no absentee, no early voting, and no secret ballots. Secret ballots are really anonymous ballots that corrupt election officials can count any way they want. Why one standard of voting for politicians and another for the public?  Under current circumstances, the only thing candidates and voters can do  to find out how citizens really voted is to conduct their own CITIZEN AUDITS.  
Making matters worse, our public voting system has been privatized and outsourced to a handful of domestic, foreign, and multi-national corporations. For the most part, our elections are counted by 3 major companies (ES&S, Dominion, and Hart Intercivic) whose owner(s) and/or technical staff could easily rig voting machines manually or wirelessly (either touchscreens or ballot readers); these companies and/or their subcontractors could also rig elections while inputting the candidates’ names for each new election, or simply write the software to tabulate more votes for one party over the other. See 2005 video: Danaher VP admits that they can rig an election
Can't we detect vote fraud through exit polls?  The major news networks refuse to report on vote fraud and have been implicated in it. Exit polling is conducted by one organization, currently called the National Election Pool (NEP), that is hired by the major news networks and the Associated Press. Since they first started "projecting" election night winners in 1964, at the same time computerized ballot scanners came into use, the major news networks have never provided any 'hard' evidence that they actually conducted any exit polls, at all.  In other words, the major news corporations broadcast their own pre-election surveys based on anonymous sources, collect vote totals on Election Day in a manner they refuse to disclose, and back-up those results with their own exit polls based on more anonymous sources.  The late authors of the book, VoteScam: The Stealing of America, James M. Collier and Kenneth E. Collier, concluded that some of the major news networks, including the polling organization that they hire for election night reporting, have been complicit in vote fraud.
In America, less than 1% of votes are hand-counted-paper-ballots at the polls on Election Day. Neither government-controlled audits nor official recounts (both can occur days or even weeks after the election) provide sufficient transparency to detect widespread election fraud by voting machines companies and/or election officials.  Moreover, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ), under the 38-year reign of Craig C. Donsanto, refuses to seriously  investigate or prosecute electronic vote fraud. 
“If you did it right, no one would ever know,” said Craig C. Donsanto, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Election Crimes Branch, Public Integrity Section (from 1970-2010) in a July 4,1989 Los Angeles Times article about electronic voting machines and vote fraud. (See DOJ & FBI complicity))At the highest levels, both political parties, the U.S. government, Big Tech, and major news media are well aware of this situation because they are complicit in it. (See Exit Polls) At the very least, election counting should be local and consist of only paper ballots and hand counts at the local polling precincts on election day - no machines, no computers, no absentee, no mail-in, and no emails. See Paper Ballots
For those who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day, designated teams of poll workers together with poll watchers should visit places such as nursing homes in order to conduct onsite elections and deliver those ballots to the local polling station to be counted on that day, Election Day, maintaining transparency and chain-of-custody requirements.  Similarly, polls could be set up at embassies, consulates, and military bases for citizens living overseas. And for those who don’t believe we can get enough people to count ballots, election officials have every right to draft citizens into service, as is done with jury duty. Hand counting isn’t rocket science. Other countries around the world do it for their elections.
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Postby fruhmenschen » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:41 pm


Day of Martin Luther King assassination FBI agents yell out
“We got him We got him”
Who Killed Martin Luther King? (documentary) PART TWO

https://www.eff.org/press/releases/ariz ... ord-police

Arizona Law Tramples People’s Constitutional Right to Record Police
EFF, two Arizona chapters of the National Lawyers Guild, Poder in Action, and Mass Liberation AZ filed a brief in federal court opposing the government's attempt to thwart police accountability.

https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters ... ce/671352/

The Question of Defunding Police
Readers weigh in.
By Conor Friedersdorf
SEPTEMBER 6, 2022, 4:37 PM ET

https://nypost.com/2022/09/06/video-sho ... ay-parade/

Raunchy video shows NYPD cop grinding with dancer at West Indian Day parade
By Tina Moore and Mark Lungariello
September 6, 2022

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/bartow ... GKYZBU7MM/

Cartersville deputy police chief paid cash and White Claws for ‘prostitute,’ officials say

By WSBTV.com News Staff
September 06, 2022

https://www.mediamatters.org/cnn/new-cn ... lims-after

New CNN chief’s first major hire is retired cop who recently lied about the NYPD spying on Muslims after 9/11
John Miller has a long history of obfuscation when it comes to police misconduct. Welcome to Chris Licht’s new CNN.
PUBLISHED 09/06/22 4:17 PM EDT

https://www.fox10tv.com/2022/09/06/cour ... legations/

Court records: Domestic violence charge against Mobile cop stemmed from wife’s allegations

https://nypost.com/2022/09/06/co-david- ... ds-guilty/

Corrections guard who posed as cop to ‘prey’ on LI women pleads guilty
By Larry Celona and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
September 6, 2022

https://www.rep-am.com/local/localnews/ ... tford-cop/

Two protective orders issued on Hartford cop
September 6, 2022

https://wflanews.iheart.com/featured/fl ... ion-sting/

Florida News
Georgia Cop Arrested in Prostitution Sting
Read Shepherd
Sep 6, 2022

https://www.cleveland19.com/2022/09/06/ ... last-year/

More Cleveland Police officers leaving department compared to last year

https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/cr ... 95506.html

Waveland police mark ‘drug houses’ with yard signs. Is that legal? BY JESSE LIEBERMAN SEPTEMBER 06, 2022 3:47 PM Loaded: 76.11%

Read more at: https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/cr ... rylink=cpy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate- ... rovidence/
Rhode Island streets turn to rivers amid nearly 11 inches of rain

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... ught-food/
The summer drought’s hefty toll on American crops

https://www.police1.com/chiefs-sheriffs ... HXs5PQYS8/

What really matters for effective police leadership?
You owe it to those you lead to practice the positive leadership attributes you admire in others and never do the bad things you’ve observed

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/06/unseale ... rades.html

Unsealed FBI docs reveal a flurry of calls and stock trades by Sen. Burr in early 2020

https://theintercept.com/2022/09/06/jap ... tary-base/

Maia Hibbett

https://spectator.org/salman-rushdie-ha ... hold-name/

Why Isn’t Salman Rushdie’s Attacker a Household Name?
AUGUST 28, 2022

https://propertyofthepeople.org/project ... al-rights/

Animal Rights & Green Scare
Exposing government, law enforcement, and industry efforts to surveil and subvert the animal rights and environmental movements

https://www.ourhenhouse.org/animal-law- ... -and-foia/

Animal Law Podcast #18: Ryan Shapiro, Jeffrey Light, and FOIA
Audio Player
http://media.blubrry.com/ourhenhouse/dt ... /ALP18.mp3

Welcome to the 18th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Today, we are joined by Ryan Shapiro and Jeffrey Light. Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, as well as a Research Affiliate at Harvard University, and a leading expert on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Jeffrey, who is Ryan’s lawyer, is a D.C.-based FOIA specialist attorney, who also specializes in activist defense and civil rights. 

https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7z33d/ ... quisitions

Shocking: FTC Tries Doing Its Job, Investigates Amazon Acquisitions

The FTC has scrutinized numerous Amazon purchases and launched antitrust probes into the company's operations since Khan took charge of the agency.

By Edward Ongweso Jr
September 6, 2022, 2:14pm

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/ ... on-therapy

Ninth Circuit Upholds Washington's Ban on 'Dangerous and Discredited' Conversion Therapy
"This is a massive win for LGBTQ+ youth out of Washington," said one advocate.
September 6, 2022

https://truthout.org/articles/the-supre ... interests/

The Supreme Court Isn’t Apolitical — It Was Set Up to Protect Monied Interests

https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/la ... ction.html

Alexander Charns Supreme Court Freedom of Information Act Collection

This collection contains thousands of FBI documents procured by North Carolina lawyer Alexander Charns through the Freedom of Information Act over eight years.  His research reveals the extent of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s secret activity to influence Supreme Court decisions and to discredit non-compliant Supreme Court Justices through wiretaps and disinformation.  In the process Charns filed hundreds of Freedom of Information requests and brought lawsuits against the FBI.  Charns was given special permission to research Justice Abe Fortas’ papers which showed Fortas had been an informer to the FBI and the White House during his tenure which ended in disgrace after an ethics scandal.  Charns' pioneering work was the first to expose this FBI constitutional violation of the separation of powers.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/ab ... AE307E4C6A

23 - Lessons from the History of National Security Surveillance
from Part III - Impacts of Surveillance

Elizabeth Goitein

https://archive.org/stream/nsia-FBIMurt ... 8_djvu.txt

FBI agent Arthur Murtagh recalled an incident that hap-
pened to him the day King was as-
sassinated. “One agent stopped me in
the hallway at the Atlanta bureau and
announced: ‘They just got Zorro! They
shot him in Memphis!'

“Zorro was the FBI code name for
King. The agent was jubilant, really
excited and happy. That’s the kind
of mentality we had in the FBI.”


The Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
by John Edginton and John Sergeant
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Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Oct 07, 2022 12:25 pm

https://abcnews.go.com/US/detroit-polic ... d=91030791
Detroit police fire 38 shots in 3 seconds, killing Black man
Detroit police fired 38 shots at Porter Burks during a mental health crisis.
ByErica Y King
October 5, 2022, 10:42 PM

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/10/05/ ... al-videos/

Newport police detective won’t be charged in violent Thames Street arrests captured in viral videos
Bystander videos from the June incident show Detective Patrick Walsh knocking a passerby to the ground and punching him in the head as he lies near the curb. A statewide grand jury has declined to indict Walsh.

https://norml.org/blog/2022/10/05/fbi-n ... marijuana/
FBI: Nearly Half of All Drug Seizures in 2021 Involved Marijuana

https://news.yahoo.com/fbi-agent-testif ... 40602.html
FBI got tip from FBI informant who organized Oath Keepers' plans for armed fight in November 2020

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... bout-capi/
Jan 11, 2022 — Federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday remained tight-lipped in the face of senator's questions about whether FBI informants were ...

Best Ray Epps Compilation - Why No Arrest? Is He A Fed?
Meet Ray Epps: The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears To Have Led The Very First 1/6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol - Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) questioned AG Merrick Garland about a mysterious man, Ray Epps, instructing protesters to enter the US Capitol building on January 5, and who later shepherded crowds towards the Capitol on January 6.

Jan 6 FBI Informants

https://hrlr.law.columbia.edu/hrlr-onli ... ntrapment/
The Anatomy of a Federal Terrorism Prosecution: A Blueprint for Repression and Entrapment
HRLR Online December 8, 2020

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2022/1 ... ing-elite/

Netherland’s Scandal-Ridden Prime Minister Mark Rutte Embodies Hypocrisy of Global Ruling Elite
By Sonja Van den Ende - October 5, 2022 0

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4ax7yp/ ... -suspended

Sheriff Who Called Black Colleagues ‘Bastards’ Forced to Step Down
Last week Jody Greene insisted he would stay in his job, but yesterday a judge ordered his suspension.
By Trone Dowd
October 5, 2022,

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3ad7nj/ ... uiry-hears

Cop Threatens Young Female Officers With Rape, Inquiry Hears
An inquiry into responses to domestic violence and work culture at Queensland police revealed systemic bullying and harassment this week.
By John Buckley
October 5, 2022,

https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgpbqk/ ... ol-custody

Mexican Fatally Shot at ‘Point-Blank Range’ to the Head in Border Patrol Custody
Agents attempted to subdue Manuel González Morán with a taser before they shot him.
By Luis Chaparro
By Emily Green
October 5, 2022,

https://nypost.com/2022/10/03/non-profi ... naviruses/

Scientist who tried to squash Wuhan lab leak theory gets more cash to study viruses
By Caitlin Doornbos and Samuel Chamberlain
October 3, 2022

https://theintercept.com/2022/10/04/eco ... nih-grant/
The Intercept
New NIH Grant Awarded to Group Central to Lab Leak Theory

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 68248.html

Lancet report claiming Covid could have come from US lab prompts anger
‘This may be one of The Lancet’s most shameful moments regarding its role as a steward and leader in communicating crucial findings about science and medicine,’ virologist says
Gustaf Kilander
Washington, DC
Thursday 15 September 2022

https://theintercept.com/2022/10/05/int ... veillance/
Artificial intelligence is making China’s expansive su

https://www.techdirt.com/2022/10/05/cou ... non-crime/
Court Strips Immunity From Cop Who Shot A Dog Within Seconds Of Arriving On The Scene Of A Non-Crime
Legal Issues
from the killing-dogs-is-still-regular-police-business dept
Wed, Oct 5th 2022 07:47pm - Tim Cushing
Cops kill dogs literally all the time. It happens so often even the DOJ has taken notice.
Laurel Matthews, a supervisory program specialist with the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (DOJ COPS) office, says it’s an awful lot. She calls fatal police vs. dogs encounters an “epidemic” and estimates that 25 to 30 pet dogs are killed each day by law enforcement officers.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... reme-court
The most terrifying case of all is about to be heard by the US supreme court
Steven Donziger
If the court upholds the rogue ‘Independent State Legislature’ theory, it would put the US squarely on path to authoritarianism

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ate-crisis
‘I have a voice’: African activists struggle to attend UN climate talks in Egypt
Young campaigners from the continent most affected by the climate crisis face financial and accreditation difficulties for Cop27

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... ative-utah

Legal quirk allows gay couples in China to get married online in conservative Utah
At least 200 Chinese couples have married in Utah, which has no residency requirements for marriage licences and allows international Zoom weddings

https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/pr ... -hospital/

Providence cop fired after suspect escapes from hospital
by: Steph Machado
Posted: Oct 6, 2022 / 04:42 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 6, 2022 / 05:03 PM EDT

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dirty-c ... 00324.html
Dirty Chicago Cop Known For Framing Folks In Public Housing Won't Get Away With ItA Cook County judge has dismissed eight convictions connected to former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts. For years, he has been accused of...

https://reason.com/2022/10/06/a-seattle ... e-conduct/
Reason Magazine
A Seattle Cop Gets Fired for Bad Tweets Instead of His Terrible ConductAn officer used an anonymous account to lash out at police protesters (and a 'Reason' post). He was uncovered and fired.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/san-anton ... arking-lot

The Daily Beast
San Antonio Cop Fired After Shooting at Teen in McDonald's Parking LotA San Antonio police officer has been fired after shooting a teenager outside a McDonald's Sunday night. Officer James Brennand approached a...

https://reason.com/2022/10/06/an-office ... -as-a-cop/

An Officer Hogtied and Tased an Autistic Child. Why Is He Still Allowed To Work as a Cop?
The Kansas credentialing body reprimanded the officer for using excessive force against a child, but stopped short of pulling his license.
JOE LANCASTER | 10.6.2022 1:15 PM

https://pinacnews.com/index.php/2022/10 ... ht-before/

WATCH: Texas Cop Shoots Teen in Car Falsely Claiming he ...The San Antonio cop who was a rookie has been fired. Eric Cantu, 17, was shot by San Antonio police officer James Brennand in a case of mistaken...

https://news.wosu.org/news/2022-10-06/f ... -18-months

Columbus vice cop to serve 18 months
WOSU 89.7 NPR News
Published October 6, 2022

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2022/10/a ... d-boy.html

All charges upheld against Pa. cop who killed 12-year-old boy
Published: Oct. 06, 2022, 6:58 p.m.

https://www.lowellsun.com/2022/10/06/ty ... d-charges/
Tyngsboro cop pleads guilty to federal gun, bank fraud charges
Daniel Whitman resigned from Tyngsboro Police Department in August

https://nypost.com/2022/10/06/massachus ... -911-call/
New York Post
Cop kills family dog while responding to child's accidental 911 callThe cop went to the home on Concord Road in Wayland about 11:20 a.m. Monday to investigate the hang-up emergency call, Acting Police Chief...
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https://www.vice.com/en/article/akeaqz/ ... oter-fraud

Election Official Fired for Doing a Voting Fraud to Prove Voting Fraud

The action seemed designed to sow doubt in Wisconsin voters’ trust in their election system.
By Cameron Jose

https://theintercept.com/2022/11/06/ken ... endment-2/

The End of Roe
Jordan Smith

https://theintercept.com/2022/11/06/jan ... -military/

Peter Maass
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan radicalized a generation of veterans, many of whom face trials for sedition and other crimes.

Student Infected With Debilitating Virus in Undisclosed Biolab Accident
Mara Hvistendahl
Accident With 1918 Pandemic Virus Raises Questions About Pathogen Research
Mara Hvistendahl
Lab That Created Risky Avian Flu Had “Unacceptable” Biosafety Protocols
Mara Hvistendahl

https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5vk9y/ ... ecosystems

Climate-Induced Fires Are Killing One of the World’s Rarest Ecosystems
Drier temperatures are making wildfires on Mount Kilimanjaro more frequent, destroying a sacred ecosystem home to some of the planet's rarest plants and animals.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/ ... -out-reach
WMO Climate Report Shows 8 Hottest Years on Record With Global Targets Nearly 'Out of Reach'
New WMO report released on first day of UN climate summit that the last eight years are the eight hottest on record.
November 6, 2022

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/ ... -attendees

Egypt Accused of Using 'Cartoon Super-Villain of an App' to Spy on COP27 Attendees
"It's sad but expected from Egypt," said one human rights campaigner.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/ ... ts-flagged
Florida Voters Urged to Act as More Than 15,000 Mail-In Ballots Flagged
"We need every Floridian to have their voices heard in this election, which is why those who voted by mail should check with their county supervisor of elections office to ensure their ballot was received without issue," said one advocate.
November 4, 2022

https://truthout.org/articles/survey-hu ... deral-law/
November 4, 2022
Survey: Hundreds of County Sheriffs Think Their Authority Supersedes Federal Law

https://truthout.org/articles/worsening ... r-to-vote/
Worsening Climate Change Could Make It Harder to Vote
State plans to manage the effects of extreme weather during elections are essential for democracy.
by Ray Levy-Uyeda, Prism

https://nypost.com/2022/11/06/sun-4-mon ... o-decades/

How an ‘untouchable’ Chinatown informant played the feds, NYPD for nearly two decades
By Ben Feuerherd
November 6, 2022 1:33pm

https://www.bangordailynews.com/2022/11 ... kepticism/

Climate skepticism is rife in Down East Maine

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... -elections
Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin admits interfering in US elections
Russian businessman and founder of Wagner group says interfering will continue as midterms loom
The influential Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is linked to President Vladimir Putin and has faced sanctions from Washington and European countries, admitted on Monday to interfering in US elections.
“Gentlemen, we interfered, we are interfering and we will interfere,” Prigozhin, who has been accused of running a “troll factory” to influence the outcome of votes in several western countries, said in a statement quoted by his team.

“Carefully, precisely, surgically and the way we do it, the way we can,” Prigozhin quipped.

POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT Published November 7, 2022 11:24am EST
Election Day warning from police: Anti-cop rhetoric could leave law enforcement at risk
National Fraternal Order of Police reports 281 officers have been shot in the line of duty this year

https://www.mrt.com/news/article/Ex-FBI ... 742850.php
FBI internal affairs chief pleads guilty to child molestation

https://www.religion-online.org/article ... r-verdict/

The jury in Memphis also heard a tape recording of a two-hour-long confession Jowers made at a fall 1998 meeting with Martin Luther King’s son Dexter and former UN ambassador Andrew Young. On the tape Jowers says that the meetings to plan the assassination occurred at Jim’s Grill. He said the planners included undercover Memphis Police Department officer Marrell McCollough (who now works for the Central Intelligence Agency), MPD Lieutenant Earl Clark (who died in 1987), a third police officer, and two men Jowers did not know but thought were federal agents.

Young, who witnessed the assassination, can be heard on the tape identifying McCollough as the man kneeling besides King’s body on the balcony in a famous photograph taken right after the shooting. According to witness Colby Vernon Smith, McCollough had infiltrated a Memphis community organizing group, the Invaders, which was working with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In his trial testimony Young said the MPD intelligence agent was "the guy who ran up [the balcony stairs] with us to see Martin."

Jowers says on the tape that right after the shot was fired he received a smoking rifle at the rear door of Jim’s Grill from Clark. He broke the rifle down into two pieces and wrapped it in a tablecloth. Raul picked it up the next day. Jowers said he didn’t actually see who fired the shot that killed King, but thought it was Clark, the MPD’s best marksman.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/suprem ... -rcna56011
Ketanji Brown Jackson sides with death row inmate in first opinion
Jackson wrote that the court should have ruled in favor of an Ohio death row inmate over evidence about a key witness that his lawyers said was withheld by the prosecution at trial.
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Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Nov 25, 2022 6:55 pm

https://www.njherald.com/story/opinion/ ... 655590007/
You should worry about The FBI, zero-click and eroding American freedom | Napolitano
Andrew P. NapolitanoSpecial to the USA TODAY

https://consortiumnews.com/2022/11/16/t ... mark-case/
The Inter-American Commission’s Landmark Case
November 16, 2022
Marjorie Cohn highlights the first case being heard by the commission involving violence committed by U.S. law enforcement.

https://policescorecard.org/ca/police-d ... t/vallejo#

https://consortiumnews.com/2022/11/17/c ... od-priest/
Chris Hedges: The Good Priest
November 17, 2022
Father Michael Doyle, who died earlier this month at his parish house in Camden, New Jersey, infused his Christianity with his goodness. That goodness showed us what it means to live a life of faith.

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2022/1 ... -blackmon/

CovertAction Bulletin: Trump 2024? It’s up to us to fight! with Sean Blackmon
By Rachel Hu and Chris Garaffa - November 16, 2022

https://www.marquette.edu/library/archi ... ries16.php

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/10/us/p ... -dead.html

Athan Theoharis, Chronicler of F.B.I. Abuses, Dies at 84

Jul 10, 2021 — ... his way through the formerly unobtainable files of J. Edgar Hoover, ... “Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover,” ...

the secret file of j edgar hoover

https://truthout.org/articles/scotus-me ... ates-warn/

SCOTUS Medicaid Case Could Endanger Elderly, Disabled People, Advocates Warn

https://truthout.org/articles/chicago-v ... -response/
Chicago Votes in Favor of Removing Police From Mental Health Crisis Response

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/ ... ancer-drug
Patients Push Biden HHS to Act as Pharma Firm Charges $190K for Lifesaving Prostate Cancer Drug
"HHS can clearly insist on limiting the U.S. price of Xtandi to the median price for other large high-income countries," said advocates, "particularly since the drug has already generated more than $10 billion in sales from Medicare alone based upon these unconscionable pricing disparities."
November 18, 2022


* Police continue to hide substantial amounts of data from the public
* Policing differs substantially depending where you live
* Police are making fewer arrests for low level offenses
* As arrests decline, racial disparities persist
* Black communities are more heavily policed
* Some police departments show a clear pattern of using more force than other departments
* Few departments regularly rule against officers in misconduct investigations
* 79% of jurisdictions increased police funding from 2013-2020

https://inthesetimes.com/article/lockhe ... udent-debt
Inside Lockheed Martin’s Sweeping Recruitment on College Campuses
The engineering degree to defense industry pipeline.

https://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/m ... sues/2022/




The Men Who Killed Kennedy - The Coverup - Part 1

https://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@lists ... 22551.html

[CTRL] Did the U.S. Government Actually Create Programmed Assassins?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/11/21/ ... ther-town/
Massachusetts police who’ve been fired or resigned in scandal just move on to another town
WBUR found more than a dozen current police officers in Massachusetts who were previously fired or resigned from another department after a misconduct investigation.

https://www.ticklethewire.com/2022/11/2 ... stigation/
FBI agent starts to stink up FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office Recuses Himself from Investigation

https://www.businessinsider.com/michael ... le-2022-11
Michael Cohen says Ivanka Trump's self-exile from politics may be because she was the FBI's mole at Mar-a-Lago
Cheryl Teh

New evidence shows FBI Director Hoover complicit in the assassination of President Kennedy

The Guilty Men (The Men Who Killed Kennedy)

New evidence shows FBI Director complicit in Assassination of Martin Luther King

Jim Douglass - MLK, JFK, RFK and the Unspeakable

https://www.amazon.com/JFK-Unspeakable- ... 1439193886
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
by James W. Douglass (Author)
The acclaimed book Oliver Stone called “the best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance,” JFK and the Unspeakable details not just how the conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy was carried out, but WHY it was done…and why it still matters today.

An Act of State
The Execution of Martin Luther King
by William F. Pepper

https://nenc.news/archive-of-robert-f-k ... -theories/
50 Years Later: Archives Reignite Conspiracy Theories On Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassination
By Jon Kalish
June 4, 2018

https://time.com/6235552/the-fbi-has-al ... political/
The FBI Has Always Been Political

https://nypost.com/2022/11/20/christoph ... -vacation/
FBI Director Christopher Wray grilled on using bureau jet for vacation
By Miranda Devine
November 20, 2022

https://www.thedailybeast.com/maga-dieh ... mp-slander
Fuck the FBI’: MAGA Diehard Arrested For Execution Threat Over Trump ‘Slander’
An aspiring country singer is facing federal charges after the feds say he vowed to kill fact-checkers, as well as an FBI agent, in the ex-president’s name.
Justin Rohrlich
Nov. 19, 2022 

https://www.pressherald.com/2022/11/21/ ... ted-house/
UMaine to unveil world’s first bio-based 3D printed house

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... nd-mistake
Biden’s decision to grant Saudi crown prince immunity is a profound mistake
Mohamad Bazzi
After being repeatedly humiliated by Prince Mohammed, Biden continues to appease an autocrat who disdains him

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... cop27-deal
World still ‘on brink of climate catastrophe’ after Cop27 deal
Experts say biggest economies must pledge more cuts to carbon emissions but hail agreement to set up loss and damage fund
A deal on loss and damage, but a blow to 1.5C – what will be Cop27’s legacy?

https://nypost.com/2022/11/20/vermont-s ... a-springs/
Vermont sheriff’s deputy shot by cops in upstate New York following gunfight
By Allie Griffin
November 20, 2022 11

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2022/1 ... hovka-dam/
Media Obscures Key Reason For Russian Retreat From Kherson; Namely to Prevent the Destruction of the Nova Kakhovka Dam
By Sonja Van den Ende - November 21, 2022

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-new ... p-28509649
The Mirror
Sick cop sexually abused step-daughter and then brutally butchered his entire familyStephen Broderick was a well-respected police detective and should have been the safest person his family could be around - instead he..
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Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:14 am

https://softpanorama.org/Skeptics/Polit ... ndex.shtml

History of American False Flag Operations

https://www.9news.com.au/national/today ... d0c9c8f357
TODAY IN HISTORY: FBI informant jailed for life after trying to shoot the president
Would-be murderer Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life behind bars on January 14, 1976, for her attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford.
By Nick Pearson|2:50pm Jan 14, 2023

https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article ... 717118.php
'The most dangerous Negro': 3 essential reads on the FBI's assessment of MLK's radical views and allies
Howard Manly, The Conversation
Jan. 13, 2023

Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa.
Shikellamy Law Enforcement Club meets the FBI during career week

https://revealnews.org/podcast/the-doub ... ghts-icon/
The Double Life of a Civil Rights Icon
Photographer Ernest Withers chronicled the civil rights movement. Did he also betray it?
January 14, 2023

https://news.yahoo.com/shikellamy-law-e ... 00616.html
Francis Scarcella, The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa.
Fri, January 13, 2023,

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xp ... story.html
By BOB LaMENDOLA and Staff Writer
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Jan 20, 1988 at 12:00 am

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/repor ... 2201b.html
Report recommends training, mentoring of North Andover police chief
By Jill Harmacinski

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va ... ing-trial/
Woman alleges Fairfax police chief, officers paid for sexual acts
By Salvador Rizzo
Updated January 14, 2023 at 12:19 p.m. EST|Published January 14, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. EST

https://boyscoutssexualabuse.com/wp-con ... nrahan.pdf
Jun 17, 1986 — COLUMBUS POLICE OFFICER. EDUCATION ... Explorer Advisor Michael Hanrahan, formerly of Post 221. ...Police Sexual Abusea few weeks later. Police.

https://www.pressherald.com/2022/12/20/ ... e-officer/
Dec 20, 2022 — Two lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by a former Biddeford police officer that dragged on for years have been settled.

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/28911498 ... puties-say
Cop caught trafficking fentanyl in Florida Keys, deputies say

https://kdvr.com/news/local/denver-cop- ... d-veteran/
Denver cop facing lawsuit for injuring 62-year-old veteran
by: Joshua Short
Posted: Jan 13, 2023 / 09:58 PM MST

https://indepthnh.org/2023/01/13/judge- ... to-appeal/
Judge Orders State Rep. Stone’s Docs Released; Ex-Cop Expected to Appeal
By DAMIEN FISHER, InDepthNH.org (InDepthNH.org) January 13, 2023

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/01/14/ ... hard-part/

Michelle Wu promised ‘significant reform’ to police union contracts. Now comes the hard part.
The city’s largest police union is already trying to push contract talks off the bargaining table and into the hands of outside arbitrators, a move that has historically favored the unions.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/former ... ment-biden
January 15, 2023 8:00am EST
Former FBI assistant director sees 'glaring disparity' in DOJ's 'kid gloves' treatment of Biden
'This is yet another example, I think, of the genteel way the left and the right are handled,' said retired FBI assistant director Chris Swecker

https://www.newsweek.com/jim-jordan-pro ... al-1773817
Jim Jordan Probe Should Face 'Hard Line' DOJ Resistance: Ex-FBI Official"There is a clear precedent here of not sharing information, from an ongoing criminal investigation, with Congress," Andrew McCabe said.

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/for ... me-balance
Former FBI Agent says juvenile justice reform law could use some balanceThe Juvenile Justice Reform Law, known previously as House Bill 459, does not allow anyone under 13 to be charged with certain crimes.

Last One over the Wall: The Massachusetts Experiment in Closing Reform Schools
Published: August 1, 1998
Last One over the Wall: The Massachusetts Experiment in Closing Reform Schools by Jerome G. Miller 
In Last One over the Wall: The Massachusetts Experiment in Closing Reform Schools, Jerome G. Miller writes an autobiographical account of his tenure as

https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-the-f ... gI-tPD_BwE

How the FBI Weaponized a Political Smear Campaign and...

https://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2018 ... his-hands/
In today’s NY Times, there is a report on a limousine company that was responsible for the death of 20 people in upstate NY–the driver, 17 passengers and two pedestrians. The first paragraph: “A driver with an improper license. A limousine company with a trail of failed inspections and ties to a scheme to illegally obtain driver’s licenses. And a limousine that had also been deemed unsafe.”
We learn that owner of the limousine company was an FBI informant named Shahed Hussain who participated in stings and who was known to his victims as “Malik”.
Mr. Hussain, the man whose name seems to be associated with the limousine company, posed as a wealthy Muslim radical and was the central prosecution witness in a 2004 federal sting focusing on a pizzeria owner and an imam at an Albany mosque. Six years later, Mr. Hussain, who posed as a terrorist, played a key role in the government’s case in a plot to blow up two synagogues in the Bronx.
He became an F.B.I. informant after being charged in 2002 with a scheme that involved taking money to illegally help people in the Albany area get driver’s

https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/le ... 3cce5.html
FBI's role questionable

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/0 ... dy-clowns/
The Waltz of the Bloody Clowns
By Arnaud Develay - January 12, 2023

https://www.counterpunch.org/2023/01/13 ... harges-77/
JANUARY 13, 2023
Roaming Charges: Woke Me When It’s Over

https://studsterkel.wfmt.com/programs/c ... h-underdog
Charles Mingus discusses his book "Beneath The Underdog"
BROADCAST: May. 20, 1971 | DURATION: 00:35:50

https://apnews.com/article/legal-procee ... 7ea69eb282
Woman raped in unmonitored drug sting sues police handlers
January 13, 2023

https://kslnewsradio.com/1982177/dui-ar ... t-officer/
Officer with Salt Lake City Police arrested
Jan 14, 2023, 5:24 PM | Updated: 6:01 pm

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/2023 ... on-clashes
France 24
Anti-coal protestors accuse German police of 'pure violence' following demonstration clashesClimate activists on Sunday accused police of "pure violence" after clashes during a demonstration at a German village being razed to make...

Reno’s first female chief says police can help the homeless
January 15th, 2023

https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-cop-pr ... ired-again
December 18, 2022 12:32am EST
Texas cop previously fired for giving 'feces sandwich' to homeless man has been fired again

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2023/01/1 ... led-woman/
Colorado police officer accused of attacking disabled woman
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How the Media Enables Violent Bureaucracy
Part 1
JAN 27


Before I get started on what I think is one of the most fascinating and underappreciated issues in copaganda, I hope you enjoy my latest flower mosaic

How the Media Enables Violent Bureaucracy

An important general theme of government propaganda is how bureaucracies shape narratives about their own failures in order to get more resources. In the copaganda context, these narratives are almost always targeted at getting well-intentioned but low-information people who feel bad about overt state violence to support various “reforms” that do not challenge the size or power of the punishment bureaucracy.

In our society, with the largest infrastructure of police, prosecution, and prisons in world history, an important part of this process is how the media manufactures the consent of well-meaning but low-information people to support this endless cycle.

Today, as we prepare for the public release of the video showing the brutal police murder of Tyre Nichols, I’m beginning a two-part series about the two main New York Times articles covering the police response to the George Floyd protests. These two articles are among the best examples of how police and their allies turn their own violence and failure into more money and power by shaping public narrative about the causes and solutions. It was my meeting with some of these reporters in 2021 that began my interest in working closely with journalists to change how our society talks about these issues, as well as my acute interest in publicly critiquing copaganda that poses a threat to our safety.


Let’s start with a few questions:

How is it that U.S. police killed more people in 2021, the year after the mass public uprisings in response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, than they did in 2020?
How is it that U.S. police then killed even more people in 2022 than in 2021?
How is it that overall U.S. police budgets and revenues for related for-profit industries grew to records each year?
How is it that police training, surveillance technology, and weaponry reached all-time record spending levels each year?
How is it that police have used this technology and weaponry disproportionately against racial minorities and immigrants every year and in every city in which records are kept despite innumerable annual “reforms” to their internal policies?
How is it that police in nearly every U.S. city have disproportionately stopped, searched, arrested, beaten, tased, and killed Black people every year since records have been kept despite huge, continuous increased expenditures on “training”?
One of the core truths about the punishment bureaucracy is that police, prosecutors, prisons, probation, parole, courts, and the constellation of multi-billion dollar industries that evolve in symbiosis with them use their own violence, waste, and ineffectiveness to justify getting more resources in an endless cycle of “reform.” Each failure becomes a reason to spend more trying the same things harder. This cycle is not accidental. Luminaries from Michel Foucault to David Graeber to my one-eyed cat housemate have pointed out the connection between perpetual growth of bureaucracy and narratives around “reform.”

Most people would prefer a society with less state violence, surveillance, and fiscal waste, and yet they all keep increasing. How exactly does this happen? Let me give you a few concrete examples to get us grounded:

Body Cameras: In the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, one of the key liberal responses were coordinated national calls to get body cameras for police. A lot of news outlets and ordinary people—following the lead of Barack Obama, who ensured $100,000,000s in federal grants to pay for body cameras—championed these devices as a “reform” in direct response to Brown’s homicide. Body cameras were portrayed as a solution to make police more “accountable” and, as a result, as a solution for police violence.

What many people don’t know is that internal documents, public statements, and industry materials reveal that police (and the for-profit manufacturers of the devices and related software) had been desperate to get them for years.¹ Police were unable to get local governments, however, to spend the billions of dollars needed to outfit every cop in the U.S. with a mobile surveillance camera that the cops themselves control. Police and carceral tech companies were also unable to procure the money to fulfill their dream of integrating vast amounts of surveillance data into new cloud-based computing systems that would connect reservoirs of police surveillance data to sophisticated (and expensive) facial and voice recognition software.

But after Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown, these sophisticated actors were smart, and the media was willing: they used the moment of public outrage and calls for change to get liberals in local government and well-meaning people in the general public to support the most expensive expansion of police surveillance technology in modern history. They did this by portraying surveillance infrastructure as some sort of promising “reform” for police violence, almost always cutting out of any media coverage the views of experts, social movement leaders, or directly impacted people who were warning that mobile surveillance cameras, cloud computing networks, and proprietary biometric algorithms controlled by police themselves would have no effect on police violence but instead usher in a new era of state repression.

Police and their allies used the media to focus on the need to capture events that police still created, curated, and controlled on video and relentlessly used talking points about how they simply lacked funding for appropriate technology that could hold them accountable and that could provide the public with answers. In reality, in addition to massive new surveillance tech, everyday police officers wanted body cameras because it gave them the most powerful new form of evidence: an outward looking camera that the officers themselves control both in terms of what it captures and when video is publicly released. These body camera videos are now routinely used in every courtroom in the U.S. as evidence to convict poor people of things like drug possession and trespassing and almost never used against police officers. It is exactly as police chiefs and corporate sales representatives from the companies discussed the devices over a decade ago when formulating their plans.

Most importantly, in the process, police were able to avoid the public asking deeper questions like: “Why are the police patrolling this neighborhood and not that one?” “Why are police only enforcing some "crimes" against some people and not other crimes against other people?” “Do we need police to deal with this wide range of social issues?” “Why is police violence, filmed or not, consistently for over 100 years targeted at progressive social movements seeking greater equality?” And so on.

Bail: When the much-heralded federal Bail Reform Act went into effect in 1984, about 24% of people charged with federal crimes were too poor to afford cash bail and were thus detained in jail even though presumed innocent. Liberal reformers from politicians to judges to prosecutors to law professors championed the Act because it largely eliminated money-based detention in federal court by containing language designed to prohibit setting cash requirements that resulted in detention. The liberal “reform” was to require courts to make transparent decisions about whether a person truly needed to be detained or not and to stop detaining people just because they were poor.

But by 2020, over three decades into the “reform,” 72.4% of people charged with federal crimes were detained in cages before being convicted of anything. The “reform” to cease jailing people just because they were poor, when left in the hands of punishment bureaucrats, had tripled the size of the pretrial detention bureaucracy in federal courts, and the people detained were even more disproportionately poor, more disproportionately Black, and more disproportionately immigrant. As if that wasn’t bad enough, whole new industries—like the multi-billion dollar jail/prison telecom industry—had even worked to get in-person visits and things like the ability to hug one’s child or spouse eliminated on the theory that it would result in more cash spent by desperate families on jail calls. That’s quite a “reform.”

Probation and Parole: These innovations were pitched as modern liberal “reforms” that would be alternatives to incarceration. It sounded great in the media and to well-meaning people who would prefer a society with fewer human beings in cages: instead of confining people in concrete cells away from their families for as long, we can give them a chance to be in the community subject to strict conditions. However, probation and parole have now become a leading cause of incarceration: 25% of all people in state prisons are there because of a technical violation of probation or parole—i.e. not even the commission of a new offense. And another 15% (so, a total of 40%) are there on minor violations of parole or probation.

Decades of research shows that probation and parole supervision do not serve any public benefit: they do not increase public safety at all. But, they have led to an absolutely massive, union-backed bureaucracy of hundreds of thousands of employees who regulate peoples lives in profoundly onerous and increasingly bizarre ways, including: watching people pee into cups, tracking people’s movements with GPS, forcing people to answer questions about their family lives or sexual interest under penalty of jailing them, excluding people from large geographic zones, requiring billions of dollars in fee payments, regulating how and with whom people can socialize, and even requiring people to behave according to particular Christian moral standards.

The New York Times and George Floyd

In my opinion, understanding this cycle of failure, “reform,” and bureaucratic expansion is vital to understanding how the corporate news media covered the 2020 racial justice uprisings, and how the media will continue to cover instances of rampant police violence like the recent murders of Tyre Nichols and Keenan Anderson. It helps explain how they framed the problem, which solutions they suggested for it, which sources and experts they chose to present to the public, and which points of view they excluded.

I have never before written about the woeful media coverage of the George Floyd protests. But in Part 2 of this post next week, I will use the following two examples from the New York Times to show how corporate media helps the punishment bureaucracy use its own violence to get more money and to prevent genuine public education and meaningful change.

The first article is about an official report concluding that LAPD “mishandled” the racial justice protests.

The second article appeared nine days later. It is about the release of numerous similar reports criticizing the police response to 2020 racial justice protests in “city after city.” Notice that I did not say the articles were about the police conduct. They were explicitly, as one of the reporters pointed out to me afterward, articles about what the official government reports said about police conduct. As we will see, this distinction matters.

As I will demonstrate with an analysis of the language, framing, sources, and naked ideological perspective, this reporting constituted an extremely harmful, misleading, ahistorical, head-in-the-sand view that the police who brutalized people in 2020 were just trying to do the best job they could to help people protest for equality. The problem, according to the news media? Police just didn’t have enough money, “training,” “preparation,” and fancy technology to do it.

To be continued…
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Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Feb 08, 2023 11:46 am

https://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-cha ... ero-2023-2
Exclusive: The FBI's McGonigal labyrinth
The FBI's former chief New York spy hunter now faces shocking accusations. Is the career of Charlie McGonigal a simple case of revolving-door greed, or could it be something worse? 

https://endpts.com/pfizer-ordered-to-di ... rets-case/
Pfizer ordered to disclose FBI communications in trade secrets case
Nicole DeFeudis

https://www.wdbj7.com/2023/02/07/unexpe ... te-cadets/
Feb. 7, 2023
The ‘Unexpected Spy’, former CIA and FBI agent, shares leadership advice with Virginia Military Institute cadets

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... st-hearing
Tulsi Gabbard and ex-FBI agents among witnesses called for 'weaponization' panel's first hearing
by Sarah Westwood, Investigative Reporter
February 07, 2023

https://www.kplctv.com/2023/02/07/fbi-o ... h-academy/

FBI opens applications for Louisiana youth academy
By Patrick Deaville
Published: Feb. 7, 2023

https://patch.com/missouri/stlouis/cale ... convention
“White People: Say NO to FBI War on Black Liberation” National Convention

https://religionandpolitics.org/2023/02 ... ne-martin/
The Gospel of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover: An Interview with Lerone Martin
By Aaron Griffith | February 7, 2023

https://theintercept.com/2023/02/07/fbi ... informant/

The FBI Paid a Violent Felon to Infiltrate Denver’s Racial Justice Movement
Trevor Aaronson
February 7 2023

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-a ... imes-using
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Alabama Department of Corrections Lieutenant Charged with Federal Civil Rights Crimes for Using Excessive Force on Inmates and with Obstruction Offenses

https://nypost.com/2023/02/07/memphis-c ... r-beating/
Memphis cop Demetrius Haley texted photo of bloodied Tyre Nichols after beating: document
By Allie Griffin,
February 7, 2023

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/02/07/ ... ipalities/

Raising the financial cost of bad policing for municipalities

https://www.bangordailynews.com/2023/02 ... oam40zk0w/

Better housing assistance can help people stay out of prison

https://www.postnewsgroup.com/big-u-s-c ... es-report/
Big U.S. Cities Fail to Provide Data for New FBI Hate Crimes Report
“The Justice Department is committed to prioritizing prevention, investigation, and prosecution of hate crimes,” Associate U.S. Attorney General Vanita Gupta stated. “The FBI’s 2021 Hate Crimes Statistics are a reminder of the need to continue our vigorous efforts to address this pervasive issue in America.”
February 6, 2023
By Oakland Post

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/st-lo ... ity-today/
St. Louis aldermen meet with FBI and police about raids against Black community today
by: Reggie Lee
Posted: Feb 8, 2023 / 06:32 AM CST
Updated: Feb 8, 2023 / 06:32 AM CST

https://www.democracynow.org/2023/2/7/a ... subterfuge
Democracy Now!
COINTELPRO 2.0: How the FBI Infiltrated BLM Protests After Police Murder of George FloydA new podcast out today called “Alphabet Boys” documents how the FBI disrupted racial justice organizing after the police killing of George...


https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/stor ... 812210007/

Former FBI director talks law-enforcement to Council of 100 in Palm Beach
shannon donnelly
Palm Beach Daily News

https://cartermatt.com/552695/is-fbi-mo ... big-story/
Is FBI: Most Wanted new tonight on CBS? Remy's big storyIs there anything you most want to see entering FBI: Most Wanted season 4 episode 12? Is the Remy Scott story what seals the deal for you? Be.

https://www.law360.com/assetmanagement/ ... ading-case

Feds Say FBI Trainee Can't Ax Statements In Trading Case

https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdtx/pr/el ... ibery-case
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
El Paso ICE Officer Sentenced in Bribery Case
EL PASO, Texas – A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer stationed in El Paso was sentenced Monday to eight months in jail plus three years of supervised release for receiving a bribe by a public official.

https://www.kmov.com/2023/02/08/former- ... lying-fbi/
Jefferson County Prosecutor sentenced to 18 months over sexual contact with defendant, lying to FBI

https://news.usc.edu/205166/mayor-names ... ommission/
Mayor names USC’s Erroll Southers; to L.A. police commission
Southers, a university associate senior vice president, is a former FBI special agent with decades of experience in law enforcement.
BY David Medzerian FEBRUARY 7,2023

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime ... 0230207011
More than a dozen police have been killed in the line of duty in Western Pa. over last two decades
FEB 7, 2023

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanc ... 40-6736(21)01609-3/fulltext
People killed by Police over last two decades is 30,800 .
Fatal police violence by race and state in the USA, 1980–2019: a network meta-regression
GBD 2019 Police Violence US Subnational Collaborators 
Open AccessPublished:October 02, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/
Across all races and states in the USA, we estimate 30 800 deaths (95% uncertainty interval [UI] 30 300–31 300) from police violence between 1980 and 2018; this represents 17 100 more deaths (16 600–17 600) than reported by the NVSS. Over this time period, the age-standardised mortality rate due to police violence was highest in non-Hispanic Black people (0·69 [95% UI 0·67–0·71] per 100 000), followed by Hispanic people of any race (0·35 [0·34–0·36]), non-Hispanic White people (0·20 [0·19–0·20]), and non-Hispanic people of other races (0·15 [0·14– 0·16]). This variation is further affected by the decedent's sex and shows large discrepancies between states. Between 1980 and 2018, the NVSS did not report 55·5% (54·8–56·2) of all deaths attributable to police violence. When aggregating all races, the age-standardised mortality rate due to police violence was 0·25 (0·24–0·26) per 100 000 in the 1980s and 0·34 (0·34–0·35) per 100 000 in the 2010s, an increase of 38·4% (32·4–45·1) over the period of study.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/585 ... e-by-race/
Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2023, by race

https://merylnass.substack.com/p/who-of ... dium=email

WHO official tells us we must start now to increase surveillance, increase sequencing (no DNA privacy?) and increase the use of clinical care pathways
Which means everyone gets the same drug and nobody gets to choose. WHO gets a head start imposing its International Health Regulation amendments before they are voted on in May.

https://www.peaceactioncleveland.org/20 ... l-and-bds/
Year in Review 2022: Occupied Palestine, Apartheid Israel, and BDS

https://merylnass.substack.com/p/this-i ... dium=email

This is what the Maine Medical Board had planned for me--the only sensible thing was to voluntarily give up my license.
Dr. Sue McIntosh freely gave out vaccine and mask exemptions to all comers--ethically, since experimental therapies by law are voluntary. Connecticut suspended her and sent it out to the press

https://merylnass.substack.com/p/live-a ... dium=email
Live at 3:15 pm ET: I speak with Tommy Carrigan about the WHO's attempted world coup

https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-non ... ype=answer
06 February, 2023 - Quora - Jonathan Mark
What are some non-fiction books
about viruses and pandemics?

https://www.wbtv.com/2023/02/08/looking ... e-college/
Looking for new recruits, the FBI makes a stop at Livingstone College(WBTV) - Livingstone College and the FBI Charlotte office are partnered to host an FBI Collegiate Academy on Tuesday, February 7, on the campus...

https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news ... 743236.php
FBI agent sentenced for killing Chihuahua with pellet gun

 “Never Again is Now Global”
Growing up in a Jewish household the Holocaust was a subject to be avoided, First the image of the darker sides of inhumanity, then you wonder will it happen again, and what would I do? Due to my investigating what Ray McGovern termed MICIMATT for Military Industrial Congressional Intelligence Media Academia Think-Tank complex since 1999, I can see us all at the precipice of our civilization collapsing, or for humankind's embrace of what is good in most everyone. We can learn and be inspired by the past to merge an understanding into the present. Please consider supporting this film that will touch hearts & minds for our health and freedom. And please comment under the FN blog on this film series. NEVERAGAINISNOWGLOBAL.COM

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Postby fruhmenschen » Wed Mar 08, 2023 12:44 pm

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/bur ... d=37718838
Burlington Voters Reject Police Oversight Ballot Item 
Published March 7, 2023 at 8:07 p.m.

Community Control of Police is on the ballot!
Vote YES on #7 in Burlington, VT on March 7th 2023.
People for Police Accountability is a grassroots movement of concerned community members advocating for greater police accountability in Burlington, Vermont and beyond. We are currently campaigning for the the creation of an independent Community Control Board to oversee our local police, with both investigatory and disciplinary authority

https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/?utm_ ... gLQbvD_BwE
Mapping Police Violence
Law enforcement agencies across the country are failing to provide us with even basic information about the lives they take. So we collect the data ourselves. Scroll to explore.

https://mercatornet.com/is-twitter-a-wh ... fbi/83448/
Is Twitter a wholly-owned subsidiary of the FBI?
When Big Tech and Big Government work hand-in-hand, civil liberties are at risk
by Karl D. Stephan
Mar 8, 2023

https://thefederalist.com/2023/03/07/wh ... -on-jan-6/
Whistleblower: FBI Targeted Innocent Rally-Goers Just For Being In D.C. On Jan. 6 
MARCH 07, 2023

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/th ... li=BBqdc3x
The history and nefarious fugitives of the FBI's Most Wanted listThe term "most wanted" gets thrown around a lot in Hollywood movies and crime TV shows, but what do we really know about the FBI's official Ten Most Wanted...

https://unherd.com/2023/03/the-battle-t ... icas-mind/
The battle to control America’s mind
Washington is now at war with its citizens

https://nypost.com/2023/03/07/nyc-jail- ... e-bowling/
NYC jail guard pleads guilty to raking in sick pay while bowling
By Ben Feuerherd

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... to-live-us
Revealed: the 10 worst places to live in US for air pollution

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/p ... 234692512/
Michael Flynn Is Suing The Government for $50 Million 
 The former Trump national security advisor claims he was maliciously prosecuted by the DOJ and FBI

File under ‘you are only as high as the politicians the FBI elects for you.
The politicians can only take you to what they are conscious of’.
For more on FBI agents getting caught committing voter fraud see:
Why won't the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate electronic vote fraud? Is it because the DOJ and FBI have long been involved in it, themselves? 
“If you did it right, no one would ever know,” said Craig C. Donsanto, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Election Crimes Branch, Public Integrity Section (from 1970-2010) in a July 4,1989 Los Angeles Times article about electronic voting machines and vote fraud. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va ... -maryland/
Wes Moore says winning FBI HQ for majority-Black county is ‘personal’
During a final pitch, Maryland’s new governor is leading the longtime fight to lure a new FBI facility and thousands of jobs to Prince George’s County
By Erin Cox
March 8, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST

Apparently black politician Wes Moore is not aware of FBI agents assassinating Martin Luther King.see :
https://amsterdamnews.com/news/2022/04/ ... g-dr-king/
U.S. government found guilty of assassinating Dr. King
April 14, 2022

https://www.rediff.com/news/report/sp-s ... 230308.htm
SP shifted, cop suspended for lax probe into girls' molestation in MP school
By: Senjo M R
March 08, 2023 20:28 IST

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html
New York Daily News
Ex-cop fired for Roger Stone ties says NYPD commissioner should be sacked for inviting Cardi B to speak [EXCLUSIVE]A former city cop booted from the force for associating with Trump adviser Roger Stone says the mayor should follow the same standard and...

https://abcnews.go.com/US/tyre-nichols- ... d=97693388
Tyre Nichols case: 7th cop fired, 20 more hours of footage to be released
More than a dozen officials have been charged in an internal investigation.
ByKiara Alfonseca
March 7, 2023, 7:20 PM

https://sfstandard.com/criminal-justice ... st-sf-cop/
New Details Raise Questions About Why DA Dropped Case Against SF Cop
Written by Jonah Owen Lamb
Published Mar. 07, 2023

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2023/03 ... cnnphotos/
Why did this cop turn up dead?
A heroic police officer rescued at least three people after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. A year later, he was found shot in the head
By Thomas Lake, CNN
Published March 3, 2023

https://midhudsonnews.com/2023/03/08/wo ... d-officer/
Woman shot by cop has filed a federal lawsuit against the town and officer
March 8, 2023

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investig ... ts-reform/
Insurers force change on police departments long resistant to it?
The high cost of settlements over police misconduct has led insurers to demand police departments overhaul tactics or forgo coverage

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/how-we-r ... ce-reform/
Why police department insurances are the key to progress on police reform.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2023 ... -proud-boy
Under pressure from city’s watchdog, CPD reopens probe of cop who wore extremist symbol during racial justice protest
This marks at least the third time Chicago’s inspector general has pressed the police department to take a closer look at an officer’s far-right links.
By  Tom Schuba   Mar 6, 2023, 6:24pm EST

What is Community Control of Police?
Community Control of Police is the idea that police must be held accountable for their actions, and that people should be empowered to hold the police in their communities accountable. This group, People for Police Accountability, is fighting for this idea in Burlington, Vermont. Starting in 2020, we worked with City Councilor Perri Freeman and hundreds of Burlington community members to create a proposal for Community Control of Police in Burlington. Our proposal to create a Community Control Board with disciplinary and investigatory powers is the only proposal that guarantees full independence from the police department and centers BIPOC and other historically marginalized members of our community.
Our goal is to create a new, independent Community Control Board to oversee our local police in Burlington, VT, with both investigatory and disciplinary authority.

Over 150 cities across the country have created independent oversight bodies that vary in the power they have over police departments, and thus their effectiveness in holding police accountable for misconduct and violence perpetrated against citizens. The proposed Burlington model is based off of models in Madison, WI and Chicago IL and is directly informed by the ACLU of Vermont’s criteria for an effective community control of police board. In order to be effective, the community control board and its investigative office must have the following:
1. Disciplinary power: The ability to hire, fire, and discipline police officers
2. Investigatory Power: The ability to conduct independent investigations, including the ability to subpoena witnesses and documents, and access to all records of the police department with the agency’s full cooperation
3. Independence: The ability to function entirely independently of BPD, with independent resources & legal counsel
4. Representation: The majority of the board should have diverse and representative membership, of affected and historically marginalized groups vulnerable to police misconduct such as BIPOC, and those who have lived experience with homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, and arrest or conviction records. It should exclude membership of those who currently are or who have ever been law enforcement personnel, including family or close affiliations to the BPD
5. Transparency: Full transparency to the public of which it serves, including oversight of a comprehensive complaint process.
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mi ... -rcna76194
First female police officer in rural Michigan town says fellow cops relentlessly harassed and assaulted her
Former Iron Mountain Police Officer Teresa Williams alleges in a federal lawsuit that her direct supervisor and a former patrol partner bet about who could have sex with her first
March 23, 2023, 5:47 PM EDT
By Antonio Planas

https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy3zex/ ... tched-raid
Cops Sue Afroman for 'Emotional Distress' After He Made Music Videos of Botched Raid
The footage came from Afroman's wife and security cameras inside his home. The plaintiffs allege they have faced embarrassment, ridicule, and humiliation.
By Joseph Cox
March 23, 2023

https://newrepublic.com/post/171347/mus ... enied-bond
March 23, 2023/3:52 p.m. ET
Concert Attendees Randomly Arrested During Cop City Protests Are Being Denied Bond
Welcome to America’s justice system.

https://sfstandard.com/criminal-justice ... -approved/
SF Cop Filmed Asleep at Wheel of Patrol Car as Millions in Overtime Funds Approved
Written by Joe Burn
Published Mar. 23, 2023

https://www.al.com/crime/2023/03/former ... month.html
Former Mobile cop accused of choking woman as she held child was ‘outstanding officer of the month’
Mar. 23, 2023,

https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2023 ... uilty.html
Worcester cop Colby Turner, accused of stealing detail, overtime pay, pleads not guilty
Updated: Mar. 23, 2023

https://www.blackenterprise.com/underco ... ce-groups/
Sharelle BurtMarch 23, 2023

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/03/21/ ... zero-goal/

Amid plans to expand education for inmates, Healey administration tours state’s School of Reentry
In the six years since the school opened, 81 percent of students have earned the equivalent of a high school diploma and 92 percent have held down a job more than a year after being released.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scot ... e-29534026
Scots cop had sexual relationship with vulnerable teen who told him she was rape victim
Gavin Donaldson, 45, who met the "vulnerable" teenager when she was 17, tried to get her to destroy evidence of affair to save his career.
ByAlan McEwenCourt Reporter

https://www.thedailybeast.com/wichita-k ... ice-allege
Kansas Cop Is Serial Child Molester, Police Allege
Published Mar. 23, 2023 4:33PM ET 

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/loca ... t/3311649/
NBC4 Washington
New Trial Granted for Ex-Prince George's Cop Convicted of Sex AsaultNew Trial Granted for Ex-Prince George's Cop Convicted of Sex Asault. A former Prince George's County officer convicted of sexually assauting a...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ty-project
Investment fund links to Atlanta police and ‘Cop City’ project revealed
Exclusive: Roark Capital and Silver Lake Management showed to have a web of connections to the Atlanta police foundation

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... law-review
New climate paper calls for charging big US oil firms with homicide
Brian Kahn
Wed 22 Mar 2023

JFI @ Sundance presents Matt Tyrnauer (director - "Where's My Roy Cohn")


A Conscious Universe? – Dr Rupert Sheldrake

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/ ... 023-03-23/
March 23, 20231:01 PM EDTLast Updated 42 min ago
Canada arrests teen over 'terrorism' allegations, cites FBI intelligence
By Kanishka Singh

https://wtop.com/j-j-green-national/202 ... ack-in-d-c
The Hunt: Top FBI official concerned about potential terror attack in D.C.
J.J. Green | jgreen@wtop.com
March 22, 2023

https://www.ted.com/talks/trevor_aarons ... anguage=ha
How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists
Trevor Aaronson

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... g-targets/
The Best Terrorists FBI Money Can Buy
Broke-ass losers. Big talkers. Ninja wannabes. How dangerous are the FBI’s sting targets?

Timeline: The Making of an FBI Superinformant
Busted for scamming the DMV, Shahed Hussain turned state’s evidence—and found a new career.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/ ... rror-plots
Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI 'entrapment' questioned
This article is more than 11 years old
Critics say bureau is running a sting operation across America, targeting vulnerable people by luring them into fake terror plots

https://www.ticklethewire.com/2023/03/2 ... rectorate/
Susan Ferensic to Lead FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
By Steve Neavling

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/03/23/ ... rontation/
Lynn police defend officer who punched woman during intense arrest and confrontation.
Lynn police are defending an officer who punched a woman at least three times in the head while they were attempting to arrest her during an intense confrontation in a Lynn apartment building Sunday morning.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/03/23/ ... was-fired/
Two Boston police officers were at the Jan. 6 insurrection. Only one was fired.
Despite officers Joseph Abasciano and Jose Diaz’s actions on Jan. 6 nearly mirroring each other, only one of them — Abasciano — was fired. The difference in outcome appears to be a series of tweets.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/23/us/m ... iture.html
In Memphis, Car Seizures Are a Lucrative and Punishing Police TacticVehicle seizures have been used to combat street racing and other crimes, but critics say that even people not convicted of a crime have...

https://news.yahoo.com/police-chief-fir ... 30677.html
Police chief fires officer, releases video of shooting death

https://www.foxnews.com/us/lapd-chief-a ... r-officers
LAPD chief accused of feeding personal data to anti-police activists: 'Bounty on our officers'
Police union says release of such materials puts 'a bounty on our officers'
Published March 23, 2023

https://news.yahoo.com/names-photos-los ... 14862.html
Names, photos of Los Angeles undercover police posted online
Thu, March 23, 2023

https://www.npr.org/2023/03/23/11648242 ... or-retired
A police officer in the Tyre Nichols case retired with benefits. That's not unusual
March 23, 2023

https://winknews.com/2023/03/23/marco-i ... e-scandal/
Marco Island city manager responds to latest police scandal
Reporter: Michelle Alvarez
Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Published: March 23, 2023

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/mia ... s/2999789/
Miami Police Officer Charged With Allegedly Submitting Fraudulent PPP Loan Documents
According to prosecutors, Gregory Dennis misrepresented his business income when applying for a hardship loan tied to the pandemic by submitting false tax forms.
By NBC 6 • Published March 23, 2023

https://www.siouxfalls.org/news/2023/03 ... eer-cadets
OME News 2023 03 23 Career Cadets
Sioux Falls Police Department Launches Career Cadets Program in Partnership with Southeast Technical College

https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/4-c ... es-source/
4 CPD officers stripped of police powers amid investigation into gun seizures: source
by: Sam Charles, Dana Rebik
Posted: Mar 23, 2023

https://www.southbendtribune.com/story/ ... 039834007/
South Bend councilors hint at frontrunners for police review office director
Jordan Smith
South Bend Tribune

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Cleveland police make some progress on consent decree but struggle to ensure oversight
| By Matthew Richmond
Published March 23, 2023

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Cleveland agencies dealing with police misconduct are failing ahead of taking on greater role, report says
Updated: Mar. 23, 2023

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Honolulu police officers plead not guilty in crash, cover-up
March 23, 2023


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Tyler Police Department partners with Special Olympics Texas for Tip A Cop event“Not only does the Tip A Cop fundraiser help raise funds for local Special Olympic athletes, but it spreads awareness to the community about the...
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Enterprise police hold a coffee with a cop community gatheringPolice Chief Michael Moore says it provides his department a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department's...

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Middle School Sued After Getting Stupid About ‘Justice For Lil Pickle’ T-Shirts Worn By Students
Free Speech
from the feel-free-to-craft-your-own-in-a-pickle-joke dept
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 03:37pm - Tim Cushing
A middle school in California has screwed up. And now it’s getting taken to court. Hillel Aron gives us the background over at Courthouse News Service:
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Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Apr 07, 2023 1:13 am

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Alec’s Copaganda Newsletter
Assembling A Crime Wave
An inside look at manufacturing the news
Alec Karakatsanis
Today, I want to talk about moral panics. Moral panics about different kinds of crime almost always lead to vast expansion of the machinery of state repression, whether they be this absolutely bizarre “crime wave” reported by the press in Victorian England or contemporary U.S. moral panics like the 1980s “crack babies,” the 1990s “super predators,” or the absurd 2021-2022 “organized retail theft.” They can also be acute creations of a particular news moment, such as when local and national media did 309 articles about a single Walgreen’s shoplifting incident in 2021.
So, how do moral panics happen?
I. Moral panics are creations of elites in journalism, politics, and the punishment bureaucracy
Because I have little else to do when I’m not in court other than play with cats, I have a lot of conversations with people about crime.
Many of my conversations are with my clients, community organizers we work with, and survivors of violence. But I also try to have conversations with elites who are in a position to shape how the punishment bureaucracy functions, including journalists, lawyers, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, politicians, philanthropists, researchers, lobbyists, non-profit employees, professors, etc. Because of how much propaganda there is in our culture about which social harms policymakers should treat urgently and what solutions to those problems we take seriously, it’s important to talk as much as possible about how we should think about holistic safety in order to counter some of the pathologies of mainstream propaganda.
One of many notable things from these conversations is how focused many professional class elites are, at any given moment, on their belief that there is some sort of “crime wave” happening. Professional elites are routinely in a state of panic about crime. (By this I mean a narrow range of crimes for which police arrest mostly poor people.) I have experienced this in city after city. I have also experienced it nationally, especially since 2020, when many journalists and politicians I spoke with invoked concepts like a “surge” in retail theft, “rampant” crime on public transit, crime generally being “out of control,” or fomenting a panic about “carjacking” in D.C. to get Congress to block new D.C. revisions of its code.
This state of moral panic is so self-evident to these professional news consumers that a common refrain among them is to accuse anyone raising skepticism about the moral panic du jour of being an “elitist” who is “out of touch” with the most marginalized communities. I have had so many conversations, both over email and in person, with fancy people who have never meaningfully participated in fighting state repression of vulnerable people accusing me of not caring about vulnerable people because I have questioned their urgent prioritizaion of a particular extant news narrative about crime. This is actually a go-to move for elite pundits: anyone not reaffirming the narrative that crime by poor people is “out of control” at any given moment—and anyone not responding to that problem with proposals of more prisons and police—doesn’t care about poor communities or communities of color.
The certainty of many elites in their perceptions about crime and safety reminds me of a passage from the best book on the subject of propaganda that I’ve ever read. It’s a 1950s book called Propaganda by Jacques Ellul, and I could not recommend it more highly. The introduction to the English translation of the book by another scholar explains why Ellul believed “intellectuals” to be:
“virtually the most vulnerable of all to modern propaganda, for three reasons: 1) they absorb the largest amount of secondhand, unverifiable information; 2) they feel a compelling need to have an opinion on every important question of our time, and thus easily succumb to opinions offered to them by propaganda on all such indigestible pieces of information; 3) they consider themselves capable of “judging for themselves.” They literally need propaganda.”
There is a lot to say about journalists and other professional class elites panicking about the morally dangerous behavior of poor people. Two preliminary points are important always to state, and so I say them again before getting to today’s main attraction:
1. The subjective view that there is an urgent “crime wave” is often accompanied by an irrational and contrary-to-the-evidence assertion that the “wave” or “surge” must mean we should tweak some kind of policy within the punishment bureaucracy. In fact, the “wave” or “surge” is often specifically manufactured by self-interested groups and complicit journalists precisely to have some political impact, whether it be the recall election of a DA whose policies they don’t like or blocking a bail reform bill or fear-mongering about slight shifts in budgets of police and prisons. It is utterly common, therefore, for the media to connect, without any empirical evidence, “surges” in crime with something like bail reform, defunding police, lower sentences, or slightly different prosecutorial charging policies. I see this news commentary every day, and the mere juxtaposition of these policy tweaks with statements about huge shifts in “crime” is itself like climate science denial. All of it is nonsense: these little tweaks in punishment policy pale in comparison as factors determining police-reported “crime” to root causes like: inequality, poverty, access to health care, early childhood education, housing, vibrant community programs, the number of guns manufactured, general alienation and disconnection of people in our contemporary society, etc…
2. Professional elites rarely experience a moral panic or subjective feeling of a “crime wave” or “surge” about crimes like wage theft, water pollution, foreclosure fraud, tax evasion, air pollution, building safety code violations, prison guard brutality, illegal police spying, political corruption, or other crimes that are rampant and cause objectively higher levels of harm. They seem only to obsess urgently about some crimes committed by some people, and this obsession is usually not correlated with any objective assessment of overall threat to well-being. I have written about how the criminal punishment bureaucracy largely ignores the crimes of powerful people while ruthlessly and selectively targeting poor and marginalized people, and I have written many times in this newsletter about how media coverage of crime distorts what we see as urgent. I recommend reading those pieces.
II. Why does the news repeatedly constructing moral panics matter?
In addition to the more qualitative problems I have discussed in the linked pieces above with our society’s mass delusions about what the greatest threats to safety are and how to solve them, we can see immediate, striking effects of the constant cycle of news coverage about “crime waves” and “crime surges” in the categories of crime for which police arrest only the poor.
One consequence of the views of elites on crime waves—particularly elites who control the curation of anecdote that passes for corporate daily news—is that the U.S. public has become dizzyingly uninformed. Take a look at the chart below. You’ll see that people consistently believe that crime is rising in the U.S.
These numbers are similar dating back to 2002—every year since then most people believed crime was up. But, in that 20-year period, actual police-recorded crime went down almost every year. Most people were wrong. But it’s actually much more interesting than that. When asked about crime in their own area, people were much more accurate. So, when relying more on their own social networks and first-hand experiences, people are less uninformed than when relying solely on secondhand information through the media.1
This is interesting background, but here in this post, I want to share with you a fantastic and relatively obscure story about how these moral panics come to be produced.
Background on moral panics
The seminal work on this subject is Stuart Hall’s 1978 book Policing the Crisis, in which some of the leading social theorists in modern English history dissected how the British police, courts, and news media manufactured a moral panic about “mugging” that resulted in increased punishment and prosecution of Black immigrant youth from British colonies. Even though the book was written 45 years ago, it is such a profound, necessary examination of the topic that I am constantly recommending to any journalist serious about understanding the broader forces that shape what they think about as public safety news. It’s so good, and so much better than anything I could ever write, that I can’t believe there are people who cover crime without having read it!
But another, much shorter and fun account is Mark Fishman's 1980 book, Manufacturing the News, which was recommended to me by journalism professor Jay Rosen. Because the book is online, I am able to reproduce a key passage below that tells one anecdote from Fishman’s ethnographic research inside newsrooms. If you are a journalist, please read it. Fishman describes in delightful detail how a group of newsrooms can simply manufacture a “crime wave” out of whole cloth, even with everyone acting in good faith:
I hope this was useful. The passage combines several themes from my recent writing, including why it is so important that police spend massive amounts of public money on public relations infrastructure, which has significantly increased since Fishman observed the utility to police of their PR teams in 1976. The passage also illustrates the groupthink that I have identified in contemporary newsrooms, and how that groupthink leads to objectively bizarre conceptions of what things about the world should be a news story and how those news stories should be told. It also captures well some elements of the social, cultural, burueacratic, and economic forces that lead journalists to focus on certain kinds of crimes and to ignore others.
People’s perceptions of crime in their general area are also far from accurate and subject to various forms of manipulation. This is especially true with the rise of apps and group discussion forums like NextDoor and Citizen, whose business model is to create engagement
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Postby fruhmenschen » Sun Apr 30, 2023 5:32 pm

https://nypost.com/2023/04/29/im-a-sexy ... cuff-them/
I’m a ‘sexy’ cop — people want me to handcuff them
By Brooke Kato
April 29, 2023

https://www.fox10tv.com/2023/04/29/ex-p ... g-charges/
FOX10 News
Prichard cop awaiting trial for murder arrested on drug chargesA former Prichard police officer accused of shooting and killing his neighbor in 2020 has been arrested again, this time on drug charges.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/cop-wife-foun ... d=98962577
Cop, wife found shot to death in their home after he failed to show up to work: Police
Domingo Tavarez-Rodriguez was a Fayetteville, North Carolina, police officer.
ByMeredith Deliso
April 29, 2023

https://nypost.com/2023/04/29/nyc-polit ... ing-hoods/
Staten Island pols demand NYPD move NYC cops over from ‘defund’ districts
By Rich Calder
April 29, 2023

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... -explained
Here’s what we know about the Atlanta 'Cop City' protests
by Rachel Schilke, Breaking News Reporter |
April 29, 2023 04:00 AM

https://www.tmz.com/2023/04/29/barstow- ... on-arrest/
With Baton During Arrest
4/29/2023 3:38 PM PT

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/0 ... -on-china/
Taiwan—A Pawn for U.S. War on China
By Sara Flounders - April 27, 2023


https://whatsondisneyplus.com/hulu-anno ... astermind/
Hulu Announces New Documentary Series “Mastermind ...Dr Ann Burgess is a visionary member of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit who revolutionized the way law enforcement investigates serial killers. As th

https://mgoblue.com/news/2023/4/29/foot ... -blog.aspx
Wolverines Heading East: Our Team Trip Daily Blog
Football's 2023 Spring Trip
DAY 1: Following an early breakfast and flight, the Wolverines arrived in New York City through Newark Airport. After lunch, the first stop for the team was the Statue of Liberty, where the group witnessed up close the national monument that was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Later in the afternoon, the roster was divided into groups based on their professional interests as they explored educational opportunities in Real Estate, Finance, Sports Industry, and the FBI. Former Wolverines Dave Pearson and Jamar Adams, the NFL’s Brian Rolapp, and members of the New York division of the FBI, led the different sessions and provided real-world knowledge from which players could learn. The team enjoyed dinner at Bond 45 thanks to donor Tim Smith, attended Broadway performances, and finished the evening with nighttime viewings of the Empire State Building and Times Square.

https://hiddenremote.com/2023/04/29/fbi ... inale-cbs/
When is the FBI season 5 finale on CBS?
by Elizabeth Learned
FBI season 5 has had some exciting episodes for the series. We’re looking forward to how the longtime series caps off the season once finales start to roll in for the CBS network. The entire franchise already got early renewals last year, so we can sit b

https://clarksvillenow.com/local/fbi-tb ... an-school/
TBI/TBI agents play against student athletes at Clarksville Christian School
By Elizabeth Clement-Webb Federal Bureau of Investigation April 29, 2023 3:40 pm

https://www.ktvb.com/video/news/local/b ... 1418db7b6f
Boiseans get inside look at the FBI with Citizens Academy
April 29, 2023

https://www.yardbarker.com/entertainmen ... 7_38759060
Murder & More: 5 Hulu True-Crime Documentaries to Diversify Your Next BingeIn the just-released docuseries The Lesson Is Murder, criminologist and former FBI special agent Dr. Bryanna Fox mentors a batch of grad students in the art...

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How Wolf Entertainment's New Cop Drama Will Be Fundamentally Different From Chicago P.D. And Law And Order
By Laura Hurley
Wolf Entertainment has the recipe for success with cop dramas thanks to Chicago P.D. and the Law & Order shows, but the next will be very different.

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/04/28/sup ... atentable/

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case Over AI’s Right To A Patent; AI Inventions Remain Unpatentable
from the next-time-try-the-AI-supreme-court dept
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 07:39pm - Mike Masnick
We’ve written a bunch about Stephen Thaler’s quixotic

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4a3wwg/ ... ed-project
Scientists Sequenced DNA of Nearly Every Mammal on Earth in Unprecedented Project
The most ambitious genetics project to date dives into the genes of nearly every living mammal, including humans, for insight into life itself.
By Mirjam Guesgen
April 28, 2023, 9:00am

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/04/28/che ... -they-are/

Cheap Field Drug Tests Are Finally Getting Called Out By Courts As The Bullshit They Are
(Mis)Uses of Technology
from the cheap-tools-that-cheapen-lives dept
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 03:33pm - Tim Cushing
Law enforcement loves cheap drug tests. First, they’re cheap, around $2/per. Second, they can turn a whole host of legal substances into probable cause for searches and arrests. Field drugs tests have converted everything from a deceased child’s ashes to bird poop (on a car hood, no less) into illicit substances justifying the removal of innocent peoples’ rights.
Also on the list of “illegal” substances deemed illegal by faulty field tests: donut crumbs, cotton candy, honey, aspirin, and diesel. People’s freedoms were lost and their lives ruined by tests even the manufacturers know will produce false positives

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxjdd5/ ... eakthrough
Scientists Dramatically Extend Cell Lifespan in Anti-Aging Breakthrough
“I don’t see why it cannot be applied to more complex organisms,” said the study's senior author.
By Becky Ferre
April 28, 2023

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/04/28/fou ... ng-people/

Fourth Circuit: TSA Agents Are Law Enforcement Officers And Of Course They Can Be Sued For Molesting People
Legal Issues
from the rubbing-everyone-the-wrong-way dept
Fri, Apr 28th 2023 10:46am - Tim Cushing
Grope. Grope. Grope grope grope. Grope. Andddddddd… some humiliating of people with rare medical conditions just because.
That’s just how the Transportation Security Administration (est. one-month-post-9/11 2001) operates. Americans are forced to subject themselves to groping, humiliation, unjustified questioning/searches, seizures of explosive breast milk, etc. just because the federal government thought the only way to respond to terrorists hating us for

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Everything You Need to Know About Magic Mushrooms
The definitive VICE guide to what magic mushrooms are, where they came from, and how best to prepare for a psychedelic experience.
By Madison Margolin
April 27, 2023

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Cincinnati NAACP addresses racist remark white cop made toward Black colleague
Angelina Velasquez
Sat, April 29, 2023

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50 years after shootout killed NJ cop, Black power folk hero Assata Shakur has a complex legacy
Nancy Solomon
Published Apr 29, 2023 at 9:01 a.m.

https://nypost.com/2023/04/29/nyc-cop-c ... drug-test/
NYPD cop claims he was fired after hemp soap caused positive drug test
By Kathianne Boniello
April 29, 2023

https://www.sfgate.com/cannabis/article ... 924258.php
California’s largest cannabis farm is run by a former cop
Lester Black, SFGATE
April 29, 2023

https://theintercept.com/2023/04/29/pho ... al-travel/
The Intercept
International Travel Digital Security: How to Keep Data SafeTraveling with a phone and laptop? Here are digital security tips to keep your devices and your data safe from the cops.

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The St. Louis American
Pras Michel of Fugees rap group confesses to being an FBI ...Vibe reports Michel testified on Tuesday (April 18) during his conspiracy trial and admitted he was provided information to the FBI. Michel was a U.S. informant...

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/lo ... tampering/
West Virginia parole officer sentenced for witness tampering

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More on the International COVID Summit: May 2 and May 4
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Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Jun 06, 2023 10:21 pm

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ACLU, NACDL, and Coalition of Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Groups Urge Congress to Vote “NO” on DEA Surveillance Bill
Instead of Meaningfully Addressing the Overdose Crisis, Cooper Davis Act Incentivizes Online Services to Surveill Users
WASHINGTON - In a letter sent today to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers were joined by 14 other criminal justice and civil rights organizations to urge senators to vote no on S. 1080, the Cooper Davis Act. The bill would require private messaging services, social media companies, and even cloud providers to report their users to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) if they find out about certain illegal drug sales.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/ice-f ... tic-summer
'People Didn't Listen': Complete Loss of Arctic Summer Sea Ice Now Inevitable, Warn Scientists
"As scientists, we've been warning about the loss of Arctic summer sea ice for decades," said one researcher.
Jun 06, 2023

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My Photo Helped Expose the CIA Coverup of the Iran-Contra Affair
In this latest installment of I WAS THERE, photojournalist Lou Dematteis recounts the moments that led up to him photographing the capture of U.S. mercenary Eugene Hasenfus after the cargo plane Eugene was on was shot down and crashed in the Nicaraguan countryside. Lou's photograph, along

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxjjnq/ ... government
OK, WTF Is Going on With the 'Intact Craft of Non-Human Origin' Allegedly Recovered by the U.S. Government?
There are currently no public details on what evidence or documentation, if any, the whistleblower may have.
By Chloe Xiang
June 6, 2023

https://www.commondreams.org/news/nothi ... arlan-crow
'Nothing Off the Table': Wyden Says Subpoena Possible for Billionaire Harlan Crow
"It comes as little surprise that Mr. Crow is doubling down on bogus legal theories as he continues to stonewall basic questions about his gifts to Clarence Thomas and his family."
Jun 06, 2023

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/0 ... -of-staff/
Biden Appoints Strong Candidate For Nuremberg-Style War Crimes Tribunal As New Head of Joint Chiefs of Staff
By Jeremy Kuzmarov - June 5, 2023
Charles “CQ” Brown, Jr., Oversaw Secret Bombing Campaigns in Iraq and Syria that Killed Many Civilians and Has Been Deeply Involved in Dispursing Weapons to Ukraine
When President Joe Biden named General Charles “CQ” Brown, Jr., to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military officer in the U.S., the mainstream media gushed that he would be the first African American to hold the position since Colin Powell held it from 1989 t

https://www.wwnytv.com/2023/06/05/lowvi ... t-looming/
Lowville police chief, sergeant remain on job with possible arrest looming
By Jeff Cole
Published: Jun. 5,2023

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas/2 ... g-address/
Waco police officer shoots, kills dog after responding to wrong address
“We are regretful of the outcome,” the department said in a statement.
By Michael Williams
Jun 6, 2023

https://www.techdirt.com/2022/12/12/los ... r-sheriff/
Another Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Gang Member Admits The Department Has Plenty Of Gang Members
from the gang-members-first,-law-enforcement-officers-second dept
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 08:07pm - Tim Cushing
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department doesn’t have a great track record. In addition to the usual stuff expected from law enforcement agencies (biased policing, zero accountability, civil rights abuses, excessive force deployment), the LASD has been home to deputy gangs pretty much since its inception.
Its recent string of elected sheriffs hasn’t done anything to eliminate this problem. Sheriff Lee Baca ended his career facing federal criminal charges. Sheriff Alex Villanueva ran as a reformer but was run out of office after spending his tenure intimidating critics, threatening

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... h-99877021
ABC News
UK police motorcyclist under criminal investigation over royal escort crashA British police motorcyclist is facing a criminal investigation over the death of a woman who was struck in a collision with the officer's...

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/wif ... e-99883540
Wife of slain man says police didn't respond to her 911 report that he had been taken hostage
A woman who received a desperate text from her husband indicating he had been taken hostage says she called 911 but that police didn't respond until about an hour later, by which time he had been shot and killed
ByCOLLEEN SLEVIN June 6, 2023,

https://www.boston25news.com/news/local ... UPU4E2D4E/
‘Respect and empathy’: Local police training is adapting to reflect the changing nature of the job
By Bob Dumas
June 06, 2023

1,200 people were killed by police in 2022.
Officers were charged with a crime in only 11 of these cases. One percent of all killings by police
Each year, fewer than 3% of killings by police result in officers being charged with a crime. Officers are disproportionately prosecuted by Black prosecutors — especially Black women. Representing only 1% of the nation’s elected prosecutors, Black women were 9% of prosecutors who charged officers for killing someone, 11% of prosecutors convicting officers and 19% of prosecutors charging officers in two or more deadly force incidents from 2013-2022.

https://truthout.org/articles/police-ki ... gLZx_D_BwE
Police Killed Nearly 100 People a Month in 2022, Data Shows
A preliminary report finds police killed over 1,100 people last year, the most killings in any year in the past decade.
By Sharon Zhang
January 6, 2023

https://www.economist.com/1843/2023/06/ ... wn-america
Drone cops are coming for small-town America
Some think that they can prevent confrontations from escalating. Civil-liberties groups are sceptical

https://www.timesofisrael.com/top-cop-t ... ngs-spike/
The Times of Israel
Top cop tasked with combatting Arab community violence quits as killings spikeThe head of a police unit tasked with fighting crime among Israeli Arabs resigned Tuesday, as leaders sought answers for a surge of deadly...

https://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/202 ... nder-past/
Tampa Bay Times
Tampa cop resigns amid investigation of political player with sex offender pastOfficer William Cain failed to inform officials that he knew political player Gio Fucarino was using an alias and was untruthful when asked...

https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/edit ... 53091.html
The Kansas City Star
Missouri AG defies judge 6th time, keeps ex-KC cop convicted of manslaughter free | OpinionAG Andrew Bailey still hasn't responded to Eric DeValkenaere's appeal to his manslaughter conviction in the death of KC's Cameron Lamb.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2023/0 ... ficer.html
The Toronto Star
‘I was going to shoot him in the head’: Toronto cop admits to threatening fellow officerConst. Kehui Li admitted to telling his partner “I was so mad that I was going to shoot him in the head,” following a verbal dispute with a...

https://blockclubchicago.org/2023/06/05 ... e-his-car/
Block Club Chicago
This Chicago Cop Got Out Of 44 Tickets By Saying Over And Over That His Girlfriend Stole His CarChicago police officer Jeffrey Kriv used the same alibi to contest dozens of traffic tickets over the years. A deeper look at his career...

https://www.unionleader.com/voices/city ... e0640.html
City Matters: One Strange Brew cop remains on Laurie List and wants off
Mark Hayward Jun 4, 2023

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/06/05/loc ... quivalent/
Locked Out Of NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware, DEA Purchases Exploits From Its Non-Union, Israeli Equivalent
(Mis)Uses of Technology
from the pegasus,-paragon:-tomato,-tomahto dept
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:35pm - Tim Cushing
First off, let’s just clear one thing up: the headline is a Simpson’s reference, not a dog whistle aimed at unions and/or the Jewish population of Israel.
Facts in evidence:
Let’s face it: the DEA doesn’t care what anybody thinks of it. It will continue to get funded. It will continue to say incredibly stupid shit. It will continue to gain the attention and support of alarmists. And it will continue to seek out the spyware it desires to carry out its mission, which appears to be “lose the war on drugs for decades in a row.”
The administration can blacklist, criticize, and strongly suggest federal agencies not do business with shady exploit hawkers. None of these things will have an effect on the DEA, which will

https://wgntv.com/news/park-ridge/teen- ... -evidence/
Friend who recorded teen pinned by CPD cop wanted ‘hard evidence’ if something bad happened
by: Sean Lewis
Posted: Jun 6, 2023

https://truthout.org/articles/trump-ear ... president/
Trump Earned $82 Million From Properties in Scotland and Ireland While President
A watchdog group called the income Trump made from his properties while in office “extraordinary conflicts of interest.”
By Chris Walker , TRUTHOUT
June 6, 2023


https://www.wane.com/top-stories/police ... cop-event/
Police connect with community over cold brew through ‘Coffee with a Cop’ eventThose who attended "Coffee with a Cop" were treated to a free small coffee and a cookie.

Police use of PayPal records under fire after raid on 'Cop City' protest fund trio
Nearly anything can look like money laundering if you squint hard enough
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
Tue 6 Jun 2023Three supporters of activists against a $90 million police training facility dubbed Cop City were arrested after the cops used PayPal data to bring money-laundering

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/06/06/pos ... n-misinfo/
Possible Reasons Why YouTube Has Given Up Trying To Police 2020 Election Misinfo
Content Moderation
from the maybe-not-the-end-of-the-world dept
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 12:16pm - Mike Masnick
Judging by the number of very angry press releases that landed in my inbox this past Friday, you’d think that YouTube had decided to personally burn down democracy. You see, that day the company announced an update to its approach to moderating election misinformation, effectively saying that it would no longer try to police most such misinformation regarding the legitimacy of the 2020

https://www.techdirt.com/2023/06/06/wel ... -any-more/
Welcome To Twitter, Linda Yaccarino, No One Wants To Advertise On Your Terrible Platform Any More
from the pretend-captain-on-a-sinking-ship dept
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 09:28am - Mike Masnick
On Monday of this week, new CEO Linda Yaccarino officially became CEO of Twitter. Of course, basically no one believes that she’s actually the CEO. Everyone knows that Elon Musk, who in the past has mocked the “CEO” title anyway, is still in charge. He still owns the company and is executive chairman, meaning that he can still fire Yaccarino whenever he wants. And he’s still managing the company and its products. Any honest look at what’s happening here would recognize that Yaccarino’s role is somewhere between “VP of Marketing & Advertising” and “the person we sent to meetings when Elon has pissed

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The Unequal Benefits of California’s Electric Vehicle Transition

https://theintercept.com/2023/06/06/cop ... ding-vote/

George Chidi

https://theintercept.com/2023/06/05/dhs ... -andy-ngo/
The intelligence report described the demonstrations as a “violent far-left occupation” — a phrase copied directly from an article by Ngo a day earlier.
Ken Klippenstein
June 5 2023

https://truthout.org/articles/supreme-c ... cking-ban/

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Industry Challenge to California Offshore Fracking Ban
Lower courts ruled that fracking for oil and gas in the Pacific Ocean could pose a threat to marine life.
By Mike Ludwig , TRUTHOUT

https://truthout.org/articles/merck-sue ... extortion/
Merck Sues Government, Saying Plan to Lower Medicare Drug Prices Is “Extortion”
The company claims that the plan to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices violates the First and Fifth Amendments.
By Sharon Zhang , TRUTHOUT
June 6, 2023

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/ ... -extremist
Moms for Liberty listed as ‘anti-government’ group by extremism watchdog
The ‘parents’ rights’ group has backed book bans and the removal of discussions of race and LGBTQ+ issues in schools
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