Alexandra Naples shared the content below about actions done on behalf of security theater that could negatively impact millions of rail riders in and around Chicagoland.

Individuals Responsible: Chicago Police employees who employ the tech
Outfit: Chicago Police Department
Phone: 312-746-6000

Chicago Police employees will soon be swabbing random passangers’ bags for explosives, yet the police have been cited in stating that there is no credible information that would cause them to implementing these procedures. As a Chicago transit user, I feel this is a clear and concise violation of peoples’ privacy. I also feel it has the potential to create menace enough to keep people who are experiencing homelessness off the train by being a present and intimidating danger.

As Tracy Swartz noted in Chicago police to check CTA passengers for explosives, this latest iteration of the expanding police state in Chicago is being funded by stolen coin provided by a DC-based gang in the form of a grant. But be clear, not all responsibility lies with those actors, as implementation of the program is due to those in Chicago who wear “Chicago police” costumes, who are responsible for stopping random people and employing the device.

As if to underscore the hubris of those involved in the deployment of this gadget, Nancy Lipman, the “commander” of the Chicago police outfit’s transportation, said, “It’s going to take 20 or 30 seconds of a commuters’ time, while we know the commuters’ time is precious but we think their safety is priceless.”

Shouldn’t each individual commuter have the option of deciding what risks they are comfortable taking?

If some self-proclaimed rulers wearing badges believes it is justified to prevent your entry into your  own residence for 30-minutes while they sweep your house under the guise of safety, should that too be allowed? If some purported “authorities” say it’s their “duty” to strip you and your family members down to ensure you are not carrying anything they deem “illicit” should that too be permitted?

At what point will you cease to obey tyrants? When will you stop funding them and granting them, and their bad ideas, legitimacy? You own yourself. Think for yourself.

As one commenter to Mauricio Pena‘s write-up, CTA to Randomly Screen Riders for Explosives, noted:

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This incident was shared by an individual concerned about the actions of a person who purports to “protect and serve.” As you watch the video ask yourself – would it be justified for you to act as does the aggressor?

Date of Incident: 2014.01.05
Individual Responsible: George Gothner
Outfit: Superior (WI) Police Department
Phone: 715-395-7234

An altercation at grocery store ends in cop George Gothner hammering a woman much smaller than him for no apparent reason other than resisting an unlawful arrest. The woman now faces a disorderly conduct charge. Meanwhile, Gothner was not charged with anything and was put on paid leave…

Gothner is now back behind a desk due to the lengthy court process and the woman whom he assaulted is due back in court Oct. 31, 2014 to see what the judgment will be.

Editors Note: It’s not surprising to see Gothner escalate the situation, after all, he and all police employees are trained not to deescalate, but to employ violence to gain compliance. On another note, it’s great to see that not just one, but two others present took out their smartphones to film, and capture an objective record of what unfolded.

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The content below comes to us from the folks involved with Cuyahoga Falls Police Exposed.

Date of Incident: 10.9.14
Outfit: Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept.
Phone: (330) 928- 2181
Website: https://cfo.cityofcf.com/web/departments/police

This week the Cuyahoga Falls Police hit an all time low!

On Thursday they posted on their Facebook page about an arrest they made of a local barber. After the arrest was made, a search warrant was conducted at the home of the person who was arrested. During that search warrant officers discovered a large deal of cash in the residents safe.

Related coverage from Cleveland.com: http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2014/10/cuyahoga_falls_police_seize_mo.html

Now to the good part. Cuyahoga Falls Police officers and local media outlets are calling this find the largest drug bust in the city’s history. The only problem is no drugs were found. At least no mention of drugs have been made by anyone involved in the investigation.

Many of you know the man who has been seriously violated by the Cuyahoga Falls Police. He is a hard working business owner who works 7 days a week. He doesn’t drive fancy cars or live in a huge house. He runs a barber shop which is an all cash business.

Lets do the math. If this man makes $70,000.00 a year and he only spends $30,000.00 each year, that leaves him with $40,000.00. He has been a very successful barber for over 20 years. That explains the large sum of money in his home. Just because he keeps his money in a safe instead of a bank doesn’t make him a drug dealer.

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Cuyahoa police, who subsist on money stolen from area inhabitants under the guise of protection,  stole another $700,000+ from a local entrepreneur.

This is nothing but an absolute abuse of power by the City of Cuyahoga Falls. They are already discussing how the city will receive 2/3 of the money they recovered and what they will purchase with it. This is not their money! This man has been stripped of everything he has worked his entire life for. All so they can buy new cruisers or a military vehicle to control and brainwash the public.

This is a total abuse of power and it must be stopped. It’s scary that officers can take our cars and money at any time just because they have a badge. A police state has never been more real!

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Andreas Toth shared the content below.

Date of Incident: 12/10/2014 (DD/MM/YYYY)

My question to the U.S. police is this: how come the NZ police force can arrest an armed and dangerous offender that has fired his weapon all while the police doesn’t fire a single shot in return?

From Anna Leask at NZHerald.co.nz:

The police officers that apprehended an armed gunman at Waitakere Hospital have been applauded for their “extreme bravery”.

The officers were at the hospital dealing with an unrelated matter when the alleged offender turned up at about 3pm this afternoon and fired a shotgun blast at a parked police car.

As one of the officers spoke to the gunman, the other managed to get a firearm from the police patrol car nearby.

The gunman was then arrested as he attempted to leave the hospital.

Greg O’Connor, the spokesperson of the New Zealand Police Association pointed to the incident as rationale for police employees having firearms at the ready to prevent an “inevitable tragedy”. Perhaps, if O’Connor truly believes that firearms should be accessible by non-criminals he should also employ the same vigor to calling for open and conceal carry for all who reside in New Zealand, not just his colleagues. After all, badges don’t grant extra rights.

Known Police Accountability Groups in Oceania

  • Australia Cop Block – Facebook
  • Cop Block of New Zealand – Facebook
  • New Zealand Police Corruption Association – Facebook

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How come NZ police know what to do?

Andreas Toth shared the content below.

Date of Incident: 12/10/2014 (DD/MM/YYYY)

My question to the U.S. police is this: how come the NZ police force can arrest an armed and dangerous offender that has fired his weapon all while the police doesn’t fire a single shot in return?

From Anna Leask at NZHerald.co.nz:

The police officers that apprehended an armed gunman at Waitakere Hospital have been applauded for their “extreme bravery”.

The officers were at the hospital dealing with an unrelated matter when the alleged offender turned up at about 3pm this afternoon and fired a shotgun blast at a parked police car.

As one of the officers spoke to the gunman, the other managed to get a firearm from the police patrol car nearby.

The gunman was then arrested as he attempted to leave the hospital.

Greg O’Connor, the spokesperson of the New Zealand Police Association pointed to the incident as rationale for police employees having firearms at the ready to prevent an “inevitable tragedy”. Perhaps, if O’Connor truly believes that firearms should be accessible by non-criminals he should also employ the same vigor to calling for open and conceal carry for all who reside in New Zealand, not just his colleagues. After all, badges don’t grant extra rights.

Known Police Accountability Groups in Oceania

  • Australia Cop Block – Facebook
  • Cop Block of New Zealand – Facebook
  • New Zealand Police Corruption Association – Facebook

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This content was shared by our friends at Counter Current News, where it was published on October 24, 2014. It was written by Jackson Marciana and Moreh B.D.K.

Date of Incident: 10/25/2014
Outfit: Beavercreek Police Department
Phone: (937) 426-1225

Saturday a huge three-part protest kicked off a news series of #OpJohnCrawford actions, demanding justice for the 22-year-old African American who was gunned down by Beavercreek Police Officer Sean Williams.

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The three-part action began with the Early Vote Block Party associated with the Ohio Student Association which has been central to many John Crawford actions. Shortly after that, several dozen activists took to the Walmart where John Crawford was shot and killed, chanting: “Walmart is no longer Walmart! Walmart’s a murder scene!” and “Watch the tape!”

Protesters were eventually asked by store security to take the protest to the sidewalk, off of store property.

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The exchange between protesters and store representatives and security was polite on both sides. One of the organizers of today’s actions asked a Walmart representative whether the store management agrees with the protesters who turned out today or with Greene County and Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers. The Walmart representatives all said that they had been instructed not to comment on the shooting.

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While this exchange was going on, dozens more were already on the sidewalks and medians of the street. The storefront protesters rejoined them, handing out flyers apparently produced and circulated by #Action4JohnCrawford and #OpJohnCrawford Anonymous “hacktivists.”

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From there, at around 2:30, the protest moved about four miles down the road to the Beavercreek Police Department, where activists from Cop Block, Ohio Student Association, Ohio Open Carry, the Hashlamah Project, and of course Anonymous let their voices be heard.

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OSA activists and others were already there to meet the larger group that joined them. One of the organizers of the day’s actions took to the bullhorn, leading chants outside of the Police Department, which Beavercreek officers have now decided to keep locked, after the three-day long occupation of the lobby by activists, earlier this month.

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From the Police Department, protesters returned to the major crossroads that lead to the tucked-away station.

From all corners of the street, Anonymous protesters, wearing the trademarked Guy Fawkes masks – many of them open carrying pistols as well – worked in conjunction with social justice activists from all backgrounds to pass out “WANTED” posters of Officer Sean Williams and the 911 caller Ronald Ritchie.

Organizers say that they are just getting started, with an all-day “Justice Fest” concert planned to raise awareness, educated and request donations for John Crawford’s family, and children.

Stay tuned, our reporters have their feet on the street in Beavercreek, Ferguson, and globally, reporting on what the mainstream, corporate media seems to want to help the police keep swept under the rug!

Protesters for #JohnCrawford say they are JUST GETTING STARTED!

Organizers say that they are just getting started, with an all-day “Justice Fest” concern planned to raise awareness, educated and request donations for John Crawford’s family, and children. SPREAD THE WORD to help us RAISE AWARENESS and bring the MAXIMUM people to this important MUSIC AND POLITICAL FEST!

Stay tuned, our reporters have their feet on the street in Beavercreek, Ferguson, and globally, reporting on what the mainstream, corporate media seems to want to help the police keep swept under the rug!

Editors Note: Be sure to check CounterCurrentNews.com (on Facebook, on Twitter) for more reports from the ground, and if you’re in Ohio, definitely connect and get involved with the group nearby to your location:

 

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Date of Incident: 2005
Individual Responsible: William Henry

William Henry was the sheriff of Powell County, Montana. He was also a father and what was thought to be an outstanding citizen. Yet he used his position as a trusted individual, who could make the young men turn their lives around for the better, in a horrific way – non-consensual sex with teenage boys.

Though William Henry was only found guilty of four counts of molestation there were more than just those four who were involved.

William used his badge to make the town believe he was nothing more than just the average citizen, yet he severely abused area young men for over a year, taking away their childhood. He tortured those young guys in ways we cant even imagine and should be held accountable.

How many others were aware of his conduct? Surely a colleague or two must have known something was amiss – why didn’t they speak out?

On October 12, 2005, the Silver State Post ran a front page story about the situation:

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John Nada shared this content, which was created by Liberty Or Death Media in conjunction with Larken Rose.

This is a very powerful video containing footage of police brutality, accompanied by a narrative explaining the underlying mentality/belief system which justifies such brutality in the minds of the perpetrators. It even plugs www.copblock.org towards the end.

Highly recommended viewing, and extremely relevant to what Cop Block is all about.

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Mike from CriminalJusticeDegreeHub.com created and shared the infographic below, which does an excellent job at making visible the growth of paramilitary policing in the USSA.

“The means of defense against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”
– James Madison, the Federalist Papers

from mayberry to martial law

 

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Mike from CriminalJusticeDegreeHub.com created and shared the infographic below, which does an excellent job at making visible the growth of paramilitary policing in the USSA.

“The means of defense against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”
– James Madison, the Federalist Papers

from mayberry to martial law

 

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