Military Hardware Not Welcomed in Lewis County, Washington

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

The content below was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by those active with Peaceful Streets Lewis County.

Though the video encourages area residents to vote for a specific person, please do not consider it being posted here as an endorsement (either voting for the person mentioned or voting in general, as that merely grants legitimacy to the bad idea that says some are rulers and others ruled). That said, the content is shared as it shows that not all eager to becoming involved in the existing police apparatus are as keen on the militarization of police outfits.

Anyone prospective or current police employees are encouraged to check out the content at CopBlock.org/WelcomeLEOs and CopBlock.org/Library.

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This video was compiled by a local sheriff’s candidate in opposition of the rampant militarization of police departments. While it focuses on local issues, the content is applicable nationwide.

Peaceful Streets Lewis County

Peaceful Streets Lewis County is part of a grass roots organization seeking to bring greater awareness to police accountability and educating the public.

Centralia Police Outfit

Lewis County Sheriff’s Outfit

This Tuesday, September 2nd, at 7:30 PM Brian Green and some involved with Peaceful Streets Lewis County will be meeting at Jeremy’s Restaurant, 576 West Main St. in Chehalis, to discuss civil rights, asset forfeiture, dealing with the court system, your constitutional rights, and more.

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To see just one of the more visible facets of police militarization, consider the distribution of MRAPs to local police outfits, which includes one in Lewis County, WA.

MRAP Distribution within USSA by CopBlock

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OKC Police Employee Daniel Holtzclaw Charged with Multiple Counts of Rape, Burglary, etc.

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

As a police employee, Daniel Holtzclaw has for years subsisted on extorting those in his community. While many, per decades of indoctrination, overlook that specific transgression (though that is definitely changing as more people become aware of that systemic double standard), it is his other rights-violating actions that as of late, have drawn the ire of many. Specifically, that he engaged in rape, sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy, incident exposure, burglary, and stalking while he donned a badge.

Holtzclaw – called “the Claw” by his friends, a nickname he was given when he played college football – is now being held with a 5-million-FRN bail.

From KOCO.com:

Holtzclaw is charged with four counts of sexual battery, four counts of indecent exposure, burglary, stalking, four counts of forcible oral sodomy, and two counts of rape. Fifty-five witnesses are listed in the court documents…

According to a probable cause affidavit included in the charging documents, Holtzclaw stopped a woman walking in the area of Northeast 14th and Jordan on April 24. He located a crack pipe in her property. Instead of arresting her he allegedly took her home, forced her to perform oral sex and then raped her, making the statement, “This is better than the county,” referring to the jail.

Anthony Douglas, president of the Oklahoma NAACP told KOCO they plan to ask the U.S. attorney general to review the case and elevate the charges to hate crimes because the alleged victims are African-American.

In a classic attempt to circle the wagons, friends and family of “the Claw” started a Facebook page and GoFundMe campaign. As ostracism is important, feel free to drop by there and share your thoughts.

The former has as it’s banner image a quote from the head of the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police John George, who notes that their outfit “stands firmly by its officers until a full investigation is completed.” Such is the norm in the thin blue line culture (as was made clear when a MD-based police union became the largest donor to Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police employee who killed Michael Brown).

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The latter has thus far raised about 7,000-FRNs. To maximize transparency and reputation, below are the known donors:

Clint & Helena Koehn, Barbara Ysais-Holtzclaw, Terri Bennett, Alanna Marie, Tina Hall, James Rairden, Desiree Kesterson, Laura Hollaway, Glenn Boothe, Steve and Hailey, Jarred Benton, Jamie and Jalynne, Mark Miller, Ben Lane, Mark Kampa, Lane Singer, Jason Welle, David and Stephanie, Lowell Bynum, Kurt and Jitty Holtzclaw, Chris Hutchison, Gina Davis, Traci Moore, Leo Singer, Nicole Bynum, Tara McBride, and Amber Regier.

Oklahoma City Police Outfit

Were “the Claw’s” exploits unknown to his colleagues? Are we to believe the he wronged so many people, and no one who worked with him was aware, or had any inkling that he acted as such?

I bet if the women “the Claw” was targeting happened to be the wife or daughter of one of his colleagues, they’d have already spoken up.

It’s not too late – if you are an Oklahoma City police employee and have more information that will help the truth become known, speak up. You’re welcome to anonymously share such information via CopBlock.org/Submit – doing so will help assuage your conscience. You may also find value in the resources at CopBlock.org/WelcomeLEOs.

Will Holtzclaw be held accountable through the injustice system? Will his victims be made whole, even if he’s caged (at the expense of others in the community)? Unfortunately, these types his actions, these gross violations of rights, won’t stop until we each cease buying into the bad idea that a stranger has authority because they claim it.

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Andrew Wood Runs Over & Kills Bicyclist – Given Pass As He Dons Badge

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

This post was shared anonymously via CopBlock.org/Submit

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From Gawker.com:

Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. was killed while biking last December when [Andrew Wood] a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy lost control of his vehicle while using a laptop. Now, the L.A. County District Attorney is declining to bring charges against the deputy, saying there is not enough evidence to prove negligence.

So cops can text and drive, kill someone because they’re negligent driving, but it’s ok, because it’s part of their job. Wow!

This cop seems like a douche for then blaming it on the cyclist. He was even texting his wife; how is that part of his job?

Cops are above the law in this country. They know it and act accordingly. Disgusting.

From a related write-up on Yahoo.com:

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Outfit

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This situation is yet another of the latest examples of those in the “justice system” saying the actions of a person wearing a badge are afforded different standards than the same action done by someone not wearing a badge, which should cause any thinking person to cease buying into that entire charade.

Also, it exemplifies the fact that legislation is not law. The people protecting Andrew Wood – who killed another human being – claim that he was not in the wrong per “Vehicle Code section 23123.5.” Commonsense tells us that individuals are responsible for their actions. For more, see the essays “The Myth of the Rule of Law” at CopBlock.org/Library

Andrew Wood works at the Los

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What Good is Government: Dan Petry’s Battle with Corrupt Cops

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The content below was shared by Dan Petry via the page CopBlock.org/Submit.

In 1980 as a newly married Security Guard I was an eyewitness to a Police crime and victim of that crime as well, while working at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in S.L.O., Ca. In this 10-minute documentary/webcam podcast interview I go into details about that crime, which links to an hour long interview.

Petry now hosts C.O.P.$. which goes live on SMC-TV and TAP-TV in Lompoc and Santa Maria.

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Episode #6, and the associated description, is below. You can contact him at dlpetry23cabrillo@hotmail.com

After trying for two years to get the media, local or National to cover the tragic, allegedly suspicious death of their son Mr. Anthony Charles Chatman in a holding cell in Missouri, Mr. Charles Chatman (Father) and Kathy Schmidt (Mother) contacted me and asked to appear on my show: C.O.P.$. They traveled to Santa Maria, Ca. all the way from St. Louis, Mo. to finally get some media attention to simply find out the truth of what really happened to their son. In episode 6 you will here their horror story, in their own words, on dealing with what they feel is an alleged cover up of the truth and reports that do not add up.

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New Groups – Forsyth County, GA; Charlottesville, Fredericksburg & Hampton Roads, VA

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The groups below are now listed and included on the map at CopBlock.org/Groups If you’re nearby the areas where these new groups were established, reach out and get involved!

In Virginia:

Thanks to everyone involved in getting those groups off the groups! It’s great to see the impact being had in Virginia thanks to the connectivity and collaboration of all involved with these efforts.

Note that those groups are also listed on the page Virginia Cop Block’s Local Chapters http://virginiacopblock.org/virginia-cop-blocks-local-chapters, which notes that five other chapters are in the works! Much love to Nate Cox who’s been instrumental in those efforts, and who recently created the excellent video Cop Block is Decentralized, which is now included on the page CopBlock.org/JoinUs

In Georgia:

  • Forsyth County Cop Block – Facebook / Twitter / ForsythCountyCopBlock@gmail.com

From Richard Snyder:

a local chapter is being set up in Forsyth County, GA. we only have a few people but were looking to get groups to hold accountability tours, checkpoint blocking, etc.

Outside of Virginia and Georgia? Get Involved with Those Nearby!

And Invest in Yourself!

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Terrorist Highwaymen Patrol Active in Tennessee this Weekend

Friday, August 29th, 2014

In the past 24-hours several sources have contacted Cop Block to warn of heavy gang activity this weekend – August 29 to September 01 – in the Tennessee counties of Hamilton, Hardin, Hawkins, Marion, Maury, Montgomery, Shelby, Smith and Union.

Individuals involved with the “THP” – believed to stand for the Terrorist Highwaymen Patrol – have announced their intentions to stop and kidnap peaceful travelers, transport them to their hangout, strap them down, and take their blood.

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So brazen are those active with the Terrorist Highwaymen Patrol that they have already stated that they will accept “No refusals.”

Apparently those unthinkingly active with the THP are taking a page from the Gwinnett County, GA-based gang, who employed similar tactics last year.

The THP, headquartered in Nashville, with eight district offices and numerous other facilities, is the biggest gang in Tennessee. The secretive, hierarchical outfit claims a membership of over 1,000 – all of whom subsist on extortion.

If you live or may travel through the areas where THP members may be present this weekend, use extreme caution as those active with the syndicate are often quick to resort to violence.

You may find value in these resources:

CopBlock.org/FilmThePolice
CopBlock.org/KnowYourRights

Bullies will continue their tirades until they are held accountable. Ultimately, THP members will continue to partake in totalitarianism (the complete subordination of individual liberty) so long as they are allowed to do so.

In Gwinnett County, the practice of kidnappings and forced blood draws ceased after those in the area said enough. The court of public opinion is powerful. These terrorists represent just a fraction of the population.

If we are united, their aggression will be no more. Make public any encounters you have via CopBlock.org/Submit.

If you are in Tennessee connect and collaborate with those who recognize the tyranny of “no refusals” when claimed and backed by force, by anyone.

  • Cop Block East Tennessee – Facebook
  • Cop Block Nashville – Facebook
  • Clarksville MSA Cop Block – Facebook / clarksvilletnkycopblock@gmail.com
  • Elizabethon Cop Block – Facebook
  • Knox Copblock – Facebook
  • Tennessee Peace Officer Accountability – Facebook
  • Tricities CopBlock – Facebook / TNCopBlock@gmail.com

And if you currently associate with THP members, consider disassociating, or in the least, have a conversation with them – ask them what kind of world their individual choices are helping to create.

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Crowdfunding Campaign for New Anti-Police State App

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The post below was authored by Orion Martin and shared via CopBlock.org/Submit

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Hello CopBlockers,

There is a new crowdfunding campaign that recently went live for the app Sidekik – an app which will give people a powerful tool in their dealings with the police state.

When the app is activated it will perform two actions:

  • First, it will activate the audio and video recording devices on the user’s smartphone and begin streaming the data as it is being recorded to a secure server and,
  • Second, it will initiate a video call which will connect the user in a matter seconds to an attorney who will interact with the officer on behalf of the user.

View the campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sidekik-real-time-representation-and-data-storage#home

Legal representation through Sidekik is included in the Sidekik subscription. The user does not need to pay anything for the attorney to represent them aside from the subscription, which my partners and I estimate will be $60 for a year. The yearly subscription will include 12 uses of Sidekik. Some people have assumed the app user needs to pay some huge amount to be represented, and this is not the case.

If enough people start using Sidekik then police departments across the country will be faced with a Maywood, CA situation. In early June of 2010 the City of Maywood received a notice that their insurance was being cancelled, primarily due to the number of complaints filed against the police department. When the city tried getting coverage from other insurers, no insurance company would cover them. Maywood councilman Felipe Aguirre said, “Nobody will insure us, not as long as we have the police department.”

Since cities require insurance to legally operate, and no one would provide coverage given the number claims against the police, the entire 60 member department was disbanded on June 30th, 2010. Sidekik will streamline the formation of lawsuits against police departments by ensuring that evidence of rights violations is preserved and by providing a steady flow of attorneys willing to file lawsuits based on that evidence. In short, when the use of Sidekik becomes widespread, police departments will have two choices: change the way they do business or go out of business.

Thanks for your support.

Regards,

Orion Martin
Info@Sidekik.co

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Butte County Sheriff Unsure if Kicking Man in Head Aligns with Policies

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Sam Burnett, an employee of the Butte County Sheriff’s Outfit, kicked a man in his head who was sitting on the ground.

Korey Honea, the head-honcho of the Butte-based outfit, told ActionNewsNow.com “that he immediately launched an internal investigation to see if the deputy violated any policies.”

How can there be any question that kicking a seated person in the head doesn’t align with policies?

And a press release authored by Miranda Bowersox, another Butte County Sheriff’s Outfit employee doing damage control, framed the incident as a fight, of which the video captured only the end.

an internal investigation into this incident and has requested an independent investigation through the District Attorney’s Office. Deputy Burnett has been reassigned from patrol duties

In layman’s terms, that means Burnett is still on the job, and still being paid – he’s just, until the public attention on this situation dies down – being kept off the street.

And, since neither the corporate news coverage and certainly not the press release mentioned it – all those cited – Burnett, Honea, and Bowersox, subsist on money stolen from their neighbors. They claim the right to extort to then protect. How can anyone ever buy into their claim that they stand for transparency and accountability?

The person who was kicked in the head was supposedly questioned by Burnett per an outstanding warrant. Many may default to then think that person was in the wrong – but we are unaware of why that supposed warrant was said to exist. What if it were due to a non-crime? What if you partook in an action that caused no victim, that some self-proclaimed rulers decreed was illicit, and who then hunted you down, and kicked you in the head. Would you be in the wrong at all?

Clearly, without the video captured by bystander Shawn Montana, the action Sam Burnett chose to take – to kick a sitting man in the head – would likely not have received as much attention, thus setting the stage for something even more egregious.

If you have or witness a police interaction – film!

CopBlock.org/FilmThePolice

Butte County Sheriff’s Outfit

The Butte County Sheriff’s Outfit employees seem more keen on making their paramilitary efforts – with a helicopter and Lenco Bearcat – seem normal to those they steal from (under the guise of protection).

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Check out the double-speak employed by whatever Butte County Sheriff’s Outfit employee who shared the picture below to their Twitter account – I’m sure those girls desired the assistance of being caged for their non-crime.

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Oh – and by the way – the Butte County Sheriff’s Outfit is recruiting more to join it’s gang – just look at all the toys you could play with!

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Thanks to Tim, who – recognizing the value in making more folks aware of Burnett’s unjust actions, shared this incident to Cop Block’s Twitter account.

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High-Res Graphics for Cop Block Gear Now Accessible

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

As decentralization and the spread of sound ideas are thought key, high-resolution graphics used to create Cop Block gear are now accessible. If you have the ability to print gear yourself, know a friend with a set-up, or you want to get a batch made at a local printshop, do it up!

These graphics, like all ideas and content at CopBlock.org, are not owned by anyone – they are meant to be shared.

On a related note, check out CopBlock.org/Flyers for print-ready flyers.

High-res graphics are accessible on CopBlock.org in two places:

from CopBlock.org/Store

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and from CopBlock.org/Graphics, near the bottom of that page

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In the near future the contact information for a friend based in NYC who has a printshop operation, and who is willing to take Bitcoin, will be listed on the site. That way, those active in an area don’t have to order dozens of shirts from a normal printshop, but can get a batch of shirts – either based on the graphics above, or something new that identifies their group – for a reasonable cost.

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Thurs. Aug. 28: Free Know Your Rights Seminar in Las Vegas

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Attorney Stephen "Bowtie" Stubbs, who hosts free Know Your Rights seminars in Las Vegas.

Attorney Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs, who hosts free Know Your Rights seminars in Las Vegas.

Note: This post was originally published on the Nevada Cop Block site.

This coming Thursday, August 28th (2014), at 7:00 PM; Las Vegas area attorney Stephen Stubbs will be giving a free “Know Your Rights” seminar. The seminar will take place at the Leatherneck Club of Las Vegas, which is located at 4360 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 (view map to location). If you are on Facebook, you can RSVP here at the event invite.

Among other things, this seminar covers people’s rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. That includes the right to freedom of speech and the extent and limitations of that freedom. In addition, the First Amendment also provides for freedom of the press, which applies to citizens ability to film persons, including government officials and the police, while they are performing their duties in public.

While discussing the Second Amendment right to bear arms, Stubbs covers Nevada law relating to open carrying of firearms, as well as the limitations, licensing requirements, and process for such that the State of Nevada places on the concealed carrying of firearms. He also breaks down the different restrictions and prohibitions placed on non-firearm (knives, clubs, brass knuckles, etc.) weapons by state and local law.

Am I Being Detained or Am I Free to Go?

Am I Being Detained or Am I Free to Go?

Another significant part of the seminar involves what the police can and cannot do in relation to searches, seizure of property, and detention of people based on the Fourth Amendment. That includes the requirement for reasonable suspicion to believe that someone is about to commit a crime, has committed a crime, or is in the process of committing a crime in order to justify detaining someone. It also includes the requirement for consent before police can conduct a warrant-less search, with a few very narrow exceptions, such as evidence in plain view and risk of eminent danger (one of several exigent circumstances). In addition, the differences between searches conducted upon someones person, a vehicle, or their home are explained.

Stephen Stubbs' Free Know Your Rights Seminar

Stephen Stubbs’ Free Know Your Rights Seminar

The Constitutional due process protections within the Fifth Amendment are also covered pretty extensively during the seminar. A person’s right against self-incrimination is explained. Stubbs goes over how (and why) people should invoke their right to remain silent when questioned and avoid answering questions without the benefit of legal counsel being present. (That second part actually has a bit of added significance, since Stephen Stubbs was actually arrested himself for refusing to leave the side of one of his clients, who had invoked his right to have legal counsel present during a traffic stop, back in November of 2013.)

In general, the seminar is very informative and worthwhile for anyone, since it’s not unusual for the average person to get stopped for, at the very least, a traffic violation and knowing your rights can’t hurt you. Beyond that, the seminar does focus largely on encounters with police and situations such as filming in public, interacting verbally with police, the legalities of whether cops can justifiably stop; search; and arrest someone, and what to do in those situations. Therefore, anyone involved in or wishing to become involved in Cop Block related activities should find this seminar very useful and well worth attending. It will also serve as a good opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals within the Las Vegas area.

If you do come (and you should) to this free seminar you will find Stephen Stubbs is a very knowledgeable and entertaining person, with a history of standing up for individuals’ rights, when they are abused by the police or other government employees. Personally, I’m very glad to have someone as well versed and approachable as him performing this valuable service for our community. BTW, did I mention that he does it for free?

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