Libertopia 2014 in Beautiful San Diego

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Libertopia is a fantastic annual event where freedom-minded individuals congregate in San Diego and have a great time, but don’t take it from me, here’s what Jeffrey Tucker, Libertopia 2014’s Master of Ceremonies has to say about it:

It’s getting to be reg­is­tra­tion time for Cal­i­for­nia’s pri­ma­ry point of gath­er­ing for lib­er­ty-mind­ed peo­ple. It’s called Libertopia. It is held in San Diego. This year it runs November 13–16. You can register here. I’ve been tapped once again to be the MC of the event, which means giving a number of talks, introducing speakers, leading nightly events, and otherwise keeping things on track and making sure that everything stays smart, creative, fun, and inspiring.

Libertopia is only one of what is probably a dozen of these large-scale gatherings around the country. What makes it unique? Well, there is the fact that San Diego is absolutely beautiful and the hotel where the event is held is just the right venue for the event. Also, most of the other events take place in the spring and summer whereas the weather in Southern California makes November a great time.

But these are not the unique selling points. For that I would list two critical features: the broadness of the intellectual culture that you will find here, and also its practical focus. These are points of unity amid the incredible diversity of attendees: intellectuals, business people, activists, entrepreneurs, professionals of all sorts, think tankers, eccentric experts on everything, and lots of very cool California people who do who knows what. It’s a happy and inclusive community.

AudOn the broad­ness point, you will hear talks here and en­gage in dis­cus­sions that touch eve­ry as­pect of life, from ec­o­nom­ics to di­et and ex­er­cise to re­li­gion and spir­it­u­al­i­ty to science and technology. The range is really incredible, and, what’s more, everyone feels very comfortable as including them all as part of the general topic of human liberty.

For my part, I had some of the most stimulating conversations I’ve ever had at Libertopia. Whether we were discussing history, religion, war and peace, romance and relationships, or technology, you get the sense that nothing is ever off the table. It’s the ultimate non-stuffy event in this sense. Everyone is learning from each other. It’s very likely that you will consider ideas and possibilities that you never encountered before.

When I first attended the event, I hadn’t really observed this before, having previously seen libertarianism as having an exclusively political focus. While it’s true that this is primary and main driving force — and most people who attend consider themselves to be anarchists or minarchists — the theme of human liberty is actually a large one that touches on every aspect of life. If the command-and-control school of politics wrecks society by destroying the human spirit, the lesson surely applies in other aspects of life too.

ExhibitorMost of the lib­er­tar­i­ans who gath­er here long a­go dis­cov­ered this point that it took me man­y years to re­al­ize. Lib­er­ty has to mat­ter in our lives or it does­n’t re­al­ly mat­ter at all. In the end, there is not much any of us can do to accomplish genuine political change. But there are so many things we can do more successfully to live freer lives, and, by so doing, we make a gigantic contribution to freeing our world. It’s not a matter of dropping politics but rather finding the most effective ways forward to bring about change to the world.

As I type those words, I feel the presence of Leonard Read, founder of FEE, who makes this point a major theme of his life’s work. I’m now recalling that before he was founder of FEE, he was head of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He drank deeply of that Southern Californian libertarian spirit. That’s the spirit that survives and thrives here.

Another famous person whose views on the world were cultivated in this Southern California air was none other than Ayn Rand, who was the pioneer in discerning how the ideal of freedom pertained to our lives regardless of the political mess around us. Her passion was to show the world how to be free even in times when the political culture is hostile and dangerous.

PosterWhat e­merged from this Read-Rand sen­si­bil­i­ty was a de­ter­mi­na­tion to make some­thing won­der­ful out of life as a mat­ter of prin­ci­ple while ref­us­ing to let the powers that be take a­way the es­sence of what makes us hu­man. Cultivating that sensibility is the primary contribution of Libertopia. It pervades every aspect of the gathering. It’s what makes it thoughtful, warm, friendly, intellectually stimulating, and ultimately productive for our lives.

Please consider joining me and many hundreds of others for a fun and groovy three days at Libertopia. It will lift your spirits, feed your mind, and inform your path life. Liberty really is about life. It is about your life. Come discover how and why at Libertopia.

Hope to see you there!

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Robbed When Cops Are Nearby – Police Fail to Pursue Criminals

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Cecilia shared, via CopBlock.org/Submit, a recount of the less-than ideal “service” she received from those who steal her money under the auspices of protecting and serving.

Date of Incident: 9/29/14
Individuals Involved: #4542 and #3920
Outfit: San Jose Police Department
Phone: (408) 295-2656

7:50 am on Monday, 9/29/14, while on my way to work, my car broke down. Two people came up behind me and offered “help”, then asked me to get them some gas in exchange. They helped me push my car to the side of the road at an ARCO gas station and offered to drive me to work. At that point I was so anxious to get to work, I could not judge if they’re actually “good Samaritans”; I hopped in their car and loaded my belongings in there. They then stopped by a 76 gas station since I only had credit cards on me. I got off the car, tried to pay at the pump, those two “good Samaritans” drove off with all my belongings.

I screamed, two cops getting coffee at the Starbucks right next to the gas station asked me what happened. I told them to please catch those robbers, but they did not get them. I kept on shouting out the license plate number, yet they did not record it down. An hour later, they asked me if I still remember the license plate number. I was extremely frustrated when they asked me, because I was shouting it out many times and no one recorded it down. They ask me after an hour after my trauma, and expect me to remember a license plate. Fortunately, they were able to get the surveillance recording from the gas station. Around noon time, they brought in six pictures for me to identify. I was able to identify the robber, the police also have identified these people.

However, it has been almost a week since the incident happened. I have been calling the San Jose Police Department everyday to follow up with the case. But every time I call them, they either transfer me to a number which only accepts voicemails, or they tell me that a police report takes up to 2 weeks to complete. I have also contacted local news stations, including, KTVU, ABC, KRON4, KTSF, and NBC. KTVU, KTSF, and NBC all have been contacting the police and the only thing they got back was “not able to locate the criminals”. The TV stations have also been asking for the surveillance recording, but the police refused to release it.

How was it possible that the police could chase a speeding car on a freeway, but not a criminal’s car on a small road? How could it be possible that they have identified the suspects, but still have no news regarding their location after an entire week? I understand that in an area as East San Jose, robberies like this happens extremely often. Police could care less if no one died. This case is not important to them at all, but it is to me.

I am a musician, student, and an intern teacher. I do not get money through work and I teach a limited amount of music students. I receive full scholarship to get my master’s degree in education at Santa Clara Univeristy while work full time with no pay at a high school to complete my credential. The robbers took all my belongings, which includes a guitar (an Epiphone by Gibson, which I bought with all my savings three years ago), an iPad which I borrowed from Santa Clara University (a $550 fine if iPad got stolen), one and only high quality bag I own ($100 worth), a camera which I have used for five years, music books from Italy, school books and assignments for grad school, my students’ assignments, and several USB’s which includes all my personal information.

The suspects know everything about me, they can break into where I live any day and perhaps kill me. I cannot sleep or eat while the criminals live on their lives.

Perhaps it’s expensive for the government to catch a small garbage criminal, but at the least get my belongings back because now I have nothing and those items are useless to the robbers. Where is the justice?

Editors Note: Indeed, though police employees steal year money under the guise of protecting you, they have time and again, been said to have no duty to protect you. Certainly, for revenue generation purposes, more resources and attention are allocated to targeting those who engage in victimless actions. And certainly, if the vehicle stolen would have not been Cecelia’s, but emblazoned with “San Jose Police” you can bet it would have been made a higher priority. Such is the JUST-us mindset inherent in the injustice system.

 

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How can they sleep at night? My experience with CHP Employees Holsome, Cervantez and Licon

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The content below was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by a person who experienced what manifests when individuals claim a “legal” right to initiate force. She was traveling and did not cause harm to any other, yet she was stopped, harassed, kidnapped, and caged. Good that she is speaking out as it helps make the pattern of unaccountability clear for others who have not been subjected to such “service” themselves.

Individuals Responsible: officer Holsome #1220f?//A. Cervantez @1111/ Sergeant S. Licon #13348
Outfit: California Highway Patrol
Phone: 851-637-8000

I worked in LA as an EMT, it was my birthday I was coming home from work. I stopped by my friends house after work. I decided to have a beer. (I was in nursing school, and working full time, I never really had time to enjoy myself.) After that I ate and drank a couple big glasses of water. I waited three hours before I drove.

I was driving home from my friends later that night. When a cop started to follow me. The chp car followed me so closely than finally put on the lights. I had a sick feeling in my stomach at that moment I knew something bad was going to happen.

Holsome approached my car. He asked for my license and insurance, I showed him everything. He than shined the flashlight in my eyes, and said what wrong with your eyes. (I was almost in tears) I said “I don’t know sir”. He than asked me to step out of the car” . I did.

We did the field sobriety test and than he looked at my eyes again and said “What the hell is wrong with your eyes?” I was scared and embarrassed, standing outside in my full ems uniform on the side of the road.

He told his partner to come look at my eyes, and “how weird they are” they were making fun of me and humiliating me.

He than had me try to blow on the breathalyzer where he continued to say things like “blow harder” I felt harassed at his tone of voice, he also said “wrap your lips around it tighter”. Being a young female alone with the cops on the side of the road at night/hearing stories I was afraid they would rape me or assault me from the behavior they already presented to me.

Well, the breathalyzer was broken. And that time they pushed me on the car, and a male patted me down, then called me a Mexican. (I am not Mexican, I am only part Indian).

They handcuffed me and took me to the detention center. There was another girl already arrested in the car. When we got to the detention center he told me to wait in the car. Holsome was digging around the car saying “where the F#@$ is my license, what the F#$%.” He continued to use profanity. I was forced to give my blood.

I remember the cop saying “If you’re telling the truth your life wont get ruined”. (a week later I got kicked out of school and lost my job)

At the detention center, I was stuck in the holding cell till 3pm the next day. The toilets were over flooding and it was cold, so all the girls there huddled together, cops would walk by and laugh and point at us. We were treated worse than animals.

When it was time to take our pictures they had another inmate pull down my pants, and pull up my shirt to take a picture of my tattoo.

The cop said I seemed to be on drugs, and severely intoxicated. I was not. I do not do drugs and I was not drunk.

Two months later my BAC came back almost twice the legal limit. There is no way… We received the report also from the cop.

My bac came back over .1 . A cop that was not even there wrote the report.

The cop lied repeatedly on the report (even intermingled a different persons last name on the report). They also lied about having another officer come out. There were only two people there the whole time. But the person that wrote the report (was not there) and now they have no videos of the stop…so I have no way to prove they lied.

I feel helpless and confused….its my word against the cops and they do not have the dash cam. They’re lying and there is no way to prove them wrong. I do not know what to do and how to overcome this.

Because of a lying, abusive cop, I lost everything in my life I worked so hard for.

In conclusion: I was assaulted, harassed, pushed, violated, subjected to malfunctioning equipment, had my life put in danger, by the cops lying that a third cop was there (no liability). Also, I was subject to profanity.

At the detention center I was forced to give my blood, not given my rights or options, could have been exposed to diseases or major illness from the over flooding toilet, and and also could have been seriously injured because the female that drew my blood did not show me her certification, and I have no idea if she was actually trained to draw blood.

A message to everyone: This is what happens when you give people with hardly any education power.  Its time that people stand up and realize they are not our friends, they are not going to save us, and they do not have the public’s interest in mind. They are brainwashed drones of the state.

I worked along side them as an EMT, and I saw than what they really do. They come to their wives, and they act like there the worlds saviors, when in reality there modern day terrorist of the states.

Everyone stand up reach out and speak up. Know your rights, do not talk to them, do not say anything to them, it is your right to choose to remain silent.

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San Fran Undercovers Stare Down Woman For ???

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Princess M. Jacob-Fambro shared the video below via CopBlock.org/Submit, which details a couple standoffish, unprofessional individuals who wear badges emblazoned with “San Francisco Police.” It’s hard to imagine anyone in that community would choose to pay for such a “service.”

Date of Interaction: August 19, 2014
Individuals Involved: Fergus, Bangas
Outfit: San Francisco Police Department
Phone: 415-553-0123

My Daughter and I was standing at the bus stop, when a undercover car pulled over and four officers jumped out and walked directly up to us and harassed us FOR NO REASON.

I was afraid for my daughter and myself.

I believe that if I hadn’t kept REPEATING that I was Running For President 2016,  me and my daughter would have became the next MIKE BROWN. I’ve seen police murder innocent people for no reason all my life….PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO so that we can End Police Brutality!!!

Editors Note: It’s unclear, why Fergus, Bangas, and their two colleagues felt it worth their time to surround and surveil Jacob-Fambro and her daughter – perhaps because she’s gives her affiliation for her presidential run as being with The Revolutionary Party? Regardless, the real issue is why such actions by self-described “public officials” is considered appropriate.

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Humboldt State University Employs Violent Cop, Uses Student Money to Cover His Lawsuits

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The content below was shared anonymous via CopBlock.org/Submit by a student who noted the irony of a university police employee who purports to stand for safety, yet twice has been involved in cases were settlements are given to victims of his brutality. He notes, “it ridiculous and outrageous that he is still employed by the University, everyone on campus is unsafe as long as he continues to work here.”

How many others have been wronged by this badge-wearing thug through all the years?

Incentives matter. The fact that students, and not the individual responsible, have been forced to pay settlements, does nothing to deter him from tyrannizing another. At least, by getting more attention on him, and his outfit that has stood by him, it will make those in the area more aware of this predator.

Dates of Interaction: 2009, 2012
Individual Responsible: Delmar Tompkins
Outfit: Humboldt State University Police Department
Phone: 707-826-5555

From a NorthCoastJournal.com write-up by Thadeus Greenson:

The California State University system has settled a civil lawsuit brought by a Fieldbrook man who alleged he was the victim of a “brutal” assault by Humboldt State University police in January 2012, agreeing to pay the man $135,000.

CSU spokesman Mike Uhlenkamp said the payment will come out of HSU coffers, noting that the settlement does not include any admission of wrongdoing.

Casey Arndt, 33, filed the federal lawsuit last year alleging that Humboldt State University Police officer Delmar Tompkins and other officers assaulted him — causing injuries to his face, back, legs, arms, feet and hands —on Jan. 7, 2012. Arndt alleged that he was driving near the HSU campus when Tompkins began following him in his patrol car. In the suit, Arndt claims he pulled over to make a phone call, at which point Tompkins pulled up behind him, activated his overhead lights, exited his patrol car and pulled his firearm, keeping it trained on Arndt’s head.

The complaint alleged that Arndt exited the vehicle and was being handcuffed by another officer when Tompkins “ran up and maliciously” kneed him in the left eye. Arndt further alleged that he was then beaten by numerous officers and Tasered twice before losing consciousness…

The settlement represents the second time in five years that allegations against Tompkins have resulted in a payout.
In 2009 while Tompkins was with the Oakland Police Department, Jimmy Williams, 50, alleged that he used pepper spray and a baton on him “without any just provocation or cause” while arresting him in a Taco Bell parking lot on suspicion of resisting arrest. Williams, who was never charged in the case, sued the city of Oakland for $500,000 in damages. Attorneys representing the city argued Williams was noncompliant and combative but ultimately settled the case out of court, paying Williams $43,000 from the city’s general fund.

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Kern County Employee John Swearengin Kills Two People w/ Cruiser, Retains Job

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

The information below was shared by Jimmy Allen using the form at CopBlock.org/Submit. It documents a person who killed two others who was not held accountable because he donned a badge.

Individual Responsible: John Swearengin
Outfit: Kern County Sheriff’s Office
Website: http://www.kernsheriff.com/Pages/default.aspx
Phone: (661) 861-3110

In late 2011 John Swearengin, traveling at almost twice the posted speed limit, hit and killed two pedestrians when in Kern County, California. The California Highway Patrol did an investigation, and concluded:

Based on the investigation, it is the determination of the California Highway Patrol, Party 1 (Swearengin) violated California Penal Code Section 192(c) (1), vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

Swearengin was determined to be the primary cause of this collision. He showed “gross negligence” at the time of the collision, based on the following:

  • —Party 1 (Swearengin) drove Vehicle 1 (Ford) 84.9 mph on a roadway posted with a 45-mph speed limit.
  • The collision occurred during hours of darkness.
  • The placement of signs in the area clearly indicated the posted 45 mph speed limit.
  • The placement of signs in the area clearly warning of possible pedestrian traffic.
  • Party 1 (Swearengin) has worked as a Kern County deputy sheriff for five years and had patrolled Oildale (the area of the collision) for four years. He stated he was familiar with the area, and familiar with seeing pedestrians in the area.
  • As a sworn Kern County Deputy Sheriff, Party 1 (Swearengin) understood the provisions of California Vehicle Code Section 21055 (Exemption of Authorized Emergency Vehicles) which states in essence the driver of an emergency vehicle is exempt from the rules of the road if he sounds a siren as reasonable necessary and the vehicle displays a lighted red lamp visible to the front as a warning to other drivers and pedestrians.
  • Party 1 (Swearengin), while en route to an emergency call, chose not to activate his forward red lamp or his siren to warn other drivers and pedestrians as he drove well above the posted speed limit through a populated residential/business area.

Yet did those facts even make a difference?

Not in legaland. You see, Swearingen wears a badge with “Kern County Sheriff’s Department” insignia.

His trial – which started in July of 2014 – over two and a half years after the incident, ended recently with him pleading down to community service. He still retains his job at the Kern County Sheriff’s Department.

Our condolences go out to the families of Daniel Hiler and Crystal Jolley.

left: John Swearingen, Kern County Sheriff employee,

left: John Swearingen, Kern County Sheriff employee

Editors Note:

The same situation – a person not held responsible for killing other motorists because he wore a badge – unfolded recently in Erie, PA. That’s not surprising, since the legaland system, like police employees, subsist on theft and seek to protect their own. That double standard will continue so long as the perception of legitimacy is granted to those actors and institutions. Have you pulled the curtain back?

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NEW GROUPS!! Denmark, AL, AR, CA, IL, MI, MT, PA, and WA

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The groups below are now included on the page CopBlock.org/Groups, as well as the map embedded on that page, to make it easier for individuals in their respective communities to connect and collaborate with those around them to affect a positive change.

The purpose of this post is much the same – to make more people aware of those proactive efforts taken, and to empower you to speak and act, not according to the fear and division peddled by those who want to rule your life, but according to your conscience, so that you will govern yourself.

This growing network is a game-changer to help create a reality free from the institutionalized violence of the police apparatus and live amongst others who, like each of us, are responsible for our actions, no matter the attire worn.

DENMARK

Cop Block Denmark

Facebook / copblockdenmark@gmail.com

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ALABAMA

Hoover Cop Block

Facebook / hoovercopblock@gmail.com

I just recently started and copblock organization in Hoover, AL. I started this to bring awareness to the corruption in the police force of the wealthy Hoover Police Department. Hoover Police Department is responsible for the clip that is circulating around the internet where a black male suspect is fleeing from the police in a white minivan. Once he enters the oncoming ramp for the interstate he looses control and his car begins…he was projected from the car. The Hoover police then proceed to beat the unconscious suspect. One cop notices that his car is still recording and rushes to turn it off. Well that what you see on camera. I live at ground zero. These cops beat people weekly. Men women and children. I am on a mission to capture the corruption on video and report it to the entire world. I spent a very long time getting my press credentials in order to lawfully be able to cover stories about the unjust ways they operate. I just want to bring awareness to those who don’t know what goes on in the darkness. There has been so much I have seen in my few years of living in this and surrounding areas.

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Southeast Alabama Cop Block

Facebook / website / sebamacopblock@yahoo.com

SouthEast Alabama Cop Block is a part of the decentralized Cop Block project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goal of police accountability. We highlight the double standard that some grant to those with badges by pointing to and supporting those harmed. By documenting police actions whether they are illegal, immoral or just a waste of time and resources then putting direct pressure on the individuals responsible (ideally while recording and then later sharing), we can work together to bring about transparency and have a real impact

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ARKANSAS

Arkansas Cop Block

Facebook / arcopblock@sbcglobal.net

Reporting Police and Government corruption. Revenue Schemes, Speed traps and Misconduct.

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CALIFORNIA

Cop Block Fresno, CA

Facebook / Ustream

Active group of cop watchers in Fresno, CA filming police to identify killer cops, expose corruption, and create a public record.

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High Desert Cop Block

Facebook / highdesertcopblock@gmail.com

I started a facebook page because there was no group for the high desert California. I want to start a community of cop blockers in my home town that keep the police in check. If you live in the High Desert please like and share. Once we take off I want to start going out and cop blocking with like minded individuals.

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Stockton Cop Block

Facebook

Copwatching and exposing corruption within Stockton, Ca and surrounding areas.  Badges DON’T grant extra rights.

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ILLINOIS

Cop Watch Central Illinois

Facebook / Twitter / Youtube / copwatchSPI@gmail.com

This page has been started to represent the central Illinois (Springfield/Capitol area. My name is Jack Langiano, and I am the founder of this chapter. I am looking forward to working with all of the fine people involved with the Cop Block movement. Thank you for your support!

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MICHIGAN

Jackson Cop Block

Facebook / website / Twitter / Youtube / jacksoncopblock@gmail.com

I’m a Father,Husband,Pilot,Mountaineer,Hiker,Skydiver,Skier,Patriot, and because of the tryanny that has made its way into my town, now I’m a cop blocker. What is cop blocking you ask? This is one way to describe it, Cop Block is a decentralized project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goal of police accountability.We highlight the double standard that some grant to those with badges by pointing to and supporting those harmed.

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MONTANA

Montana Cop Block

Facebook / website / Twitter / MontanaCopBlock@gmail.com

Montana Cop Watch is a community of volunteers committed to observing the police in order to ensure the safety, eye-witness testimony or video…

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PENNSYLVANIA

Cop Block Venango County

Facebook

To exploit bad cops and help put an end to revenue generating.

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WASHINGTON

Lewis County Cop Block

Facebook / lewiscountycopblock@gmail.com

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Tacoma Cop Block

Facebook / Youtube / tacomawacopblock@gmail.com

Tacoma Pierce County area Cop Block, using video cameras to uphold police accountability and try to end unnecessary police violence.

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*While most of the groups above are relatively new (i.e. Cop Watch Central Illinois), a few have been in existence for months or years, and only came onto my radar recently (i.e. Arkansas Cop Block), or were known, but just not added in a timely fashion (i.e. Jackson Cop Block).

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Saddleback College Latest To Receive MRAP Per Post-9/11 Security Theater

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Jason M. Salamat shared this content via CopBlock.org/Submit, which details the ridiculousness of the ‘war on terror’ – in this case, the acquisition of a Mine Resistant Ambus Protected (MRAP) vehicle by police employees at tranquil Saddleback Community College.

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This is at a community college in my area. There are less than 10 full-time officers at this location, and only one case of a forced sex offense in 2012. Why do they need an IED/Mine resistant armor vehicle? In-case of terrorist threats or hostage situations? Yeah, right. More like to scare the potheads before they go to class. Ridiculous. Our tax dollars at work.

Editors note: With less than 10 full-timers, the office of the Saddleback Police Outfit is open only a half-day on Friday, and is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Clearly the crime rate must be so astronomical in the area that the need for the MRAP is paramount.

From the write-up Why Does Saddleback College Have an MRAP Armored Vehicle? by :

Campus police chief Christopher Wilkinson prepared a 2012 annual security report for the college. Crime statistics for 2011-2012 show more forced sex offenses (one) than combined totals for murder, manslaughter, robbery, hate crimes, terrorist acts, and bombs (zero-point-zero).

In fact, the Saddleback Police Outfit now has the distinction of being the only college with less than ten police employees with a MRAP – I bet that distinction is not plastered on literature trying to attract new students…

saddleback-college-police-copblockAccording to their website:

Saddleback College Police Officers are responsible for patrolling campus grounds, taking crime and incident reports, conducting investigations, enforcing all applicable laws, traffic regulations and providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and guests.

Perhaps the Saddleback police employees  need to re-read their mission – in doing so, they may come to see what is clear to any rationale person – a MRAP is a ridiculous and unwarranted.

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The MRAP at Saddleback Community College joins the 40+ others now in California, as of June 13, 2014

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Butte County DA Mike Ramsey Calls Kick to Head of Seated Suspect, “Textbook”

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Two weeks ago in the post Butte County Sheriff Unsure if Kicking Man in Head Aligns with Policies we shared that:

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?

Since that incident, which happened on August 26th, Burnett has been on a paid vacation, compliments of those who claims to “serve and protect” while the incident was “investigated” by his friends.

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Yesterday, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey yesterday said that he found nothing wrong with Burnett’s actions – and referred to the kick to the head of the seated man as “textbook.”

It’s not surprising that Burnett was not held accountable by his friends in the District Attorney’s office. Like the Butte County Sheriff’s Outfit, those institutions exist solely due to perceived legitimacy. To admit fault would mean the omnipotence claimed by those involved is not always true. Better then, to circle the wagons…

But despite Ramsey’s asinine determination, this incident – the kicking of a seated suspect deemed “textbook” – will undoubtedly cause many hundreds or thousands to be just a bit more inclined not to fund these criminals, and certainly, not to think or refer to them as “authorities,” which in the end, does far more to erode their legitimacy than any inside-their-injustice-system ruling ever could.

The person who submitted this update anonymously wrote:

I can’t believe this is a local incident. We’ll I guess I can believe it. But this is beyond ridiculous. The man was sitting down when he was assalted. Ether there was an altercation before is beyond the point because at that time he was sitting down not being aggressive. When are people going to stand up?!

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Butte County District Attorney

 

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Police State Monday: Cops Shoot Bystander Charge Suspect With Her Murder, Police Checkpoints To See If You’re Holding Your Cellphone, And Much More

Monday, September 1st, 2014

 

Every Monday, the Angel Clark Show is dedicated to highlighting police abuses.

Today Angel discussed:

 

 

Cops Kill Innocent Bystander, But Charge Suspect They Were Trying To Shoot With Her Murder

Fernanda Godinez was accidentally killed by Orlando police

A Florida man is facing charges of First Degree Murder after police in Orlando tried to shoot him but killed an innocent bystander instead.

 

 

Police Ramp Up Efforts To Catch You Texting And Driving — Setting Up Checkpoints For Holding Cell Phones

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Armed with federal money, police from more than two dozen departments around the state are poised to launch a no-texting-while-driving campaign that includes state-wide checkpoints for holding a cell phone.

 

Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting And Driving — Because It’s Apparently OK For Police To Do That

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Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Andrew Wood will not be charged for fatally running over former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in his patrol car while the officer was typing a message into his computer.

 

Judge Orders Courtroom Deputy To Taze Defendant For Talking

Delvon King

A Maryland judge ordered a sheriff’s deputy to shock a defendant who would not stop citing “sovereign citizen” doctrine during a court hearing.

 

Video Shows Police Shot Man ‘On Sight’ As He Leaned On TOY GUN In Walmart

John Crawford

Surveillance video shows an Ohio man talking on a cell phone, leaning on a toy gun, and facing away from officers moments before police shot and killed him in a Walmart store, according to an attorney for the man’s family.

 

The Angel Clark Show talked with Lyn Ulbricht, mother of the alleged founder of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht. Ross is accused of being Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR), and is currently sitting in a cage, awaiting trial. Hear what his mother had to say about the Government’s charges here:

 

Police lock down California campus because of man carrying an umbrella 

Bill Craig holds his hands in the air when a SWAT team inspects his umbrella.  (Source: Bill Craig / Facebook)

A SWAT team was deployed and a university campus was locked down when someone suspected that a man carrying his umbrella was actually carrying a firearm.

 

Florida couples can be arrested if caught living together before marriage

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Hundreds of Floridians are being fined and imprisoned for the crime of living with a romantic partner without government permission, thanks to an old-time cohabitation law that is still in effect and arbitrarily enforced.

 

California Supreme Court rules that silence can be evidence of guilt

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The Supreme Court of California has ruled that a suspect’s silence can be used as evidence of guilt during trial.

 

Police summoned to investigate fictional story about killing a dinosaur, student arrested

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Police were summoned to a high school after a boy wrote a story about using a gun to kill a dinosaur. The boy was searched, suspended from school, and subsequently handcuffed and arrested when he did not handle the interrogation calmly.

 

WATCH: Police Beat Man In Walmart As Horrified Shoppers Beg Officers To Stop

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Police authorities in Greenville, South Carolina are reviewing video of an arrest at a Walmart store Saturday afternoon where an officer can be seen repeatedly punching a suspect in the head as horrified shoppers begged him to stop.

 

Authorities claim handcuffed man shot himself in the chest, ruled ‘suicide’

Victor White III (Source: William Widmier / Courtesy of Vanessa White)

Authorities claim that a man committed suicide via gunshot while handcuffed and unattended in the back of a police cruiser. However, an autopsy report states that the man — who had his handcuffed behind his back, and was already searched for weapons — was shot in the chest.

 

Chicago police jailed two innocent men for 17 months with no evidence

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Two men were held in jail for nearly a year and a half with no evidence against them, prompting a judge to criticize the “pathetic” police investigation.

 

Colorado man is ‘swatted’ while playing online video games

Jordan Mathewson puts his headphones down and raises his hands as a SWAT team enters his home. (Source: YouTube)

A Colorado gaming enthusiast was interrupted by a SWAT team pointing rifles at him while he competed with his friends online.

 

SWAT team breaks down door, shoots man as he watched TV with friend

SWAT members congregate outside the home on Dogwood Drive, in Easton, Conn. where Gonzalo Guizan was shot and killed by police during a raid on May 18th, 2008. (Source: Christian Abraham)

Police violently broke in on a couple of men watching television, exploded concussion grenades, and shot one man roughly a second after entry. The fatal, under-investigated raid yielded no arrests and led to the shooter being named “Officer of the Year.” All because someone was suspected of getting high without government permission.

 

Police barge into innocent woman’s home to make arrest over grass length

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Police officers barged into a woman’s home because they wanted to arrest the owner because of the length of the front lawn.  A tenant answered the door and recorded the rude, obscenity-spewing cops making demands and entering her home, despite the fact that she wasn’t even the person listed on the warrant.

 

Cop Who Threatened To ‘F*cking Kill’ Reporter During Ferguson Protests Officially Resigns

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A police officer has resigned after pointing a rifle at protesters during racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and another has been fired for inappropriate social media posts stemming from the two weeks of civil unrest, officials said on Friday.

 

Masked Cop Accused Of Beating Woman With A Baseball Bat

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A 30-year veteran of the Walnut Creek, California police force is accused of attacking a woman with a baseball bat while wearing a mask to conceal his identity.

 

Man Will File Civil Rights Suit Against Cops Who Tased Him For Not Identifying Himself

Chris Lollie pursuing complaint after being Tased by Minnesota cops [WCCO-TV]

A 28-year-old man who filmed his arrest and Tasing at the hand of two police officers in St. Paul, Minnesota earlier this year will file a federal civil rights lawsuit as the incident continues to gain attention.

 

Cop Accused Of Killing Woman He Met Online, Then Burning Her Body

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An Atlanta police officer is accused of killing a woman he met through an online hookup website and then set her body on fire.

 

WATCH: Bounty Hunter Attacks Woman With Taser As Her Family Arrives Home From Church

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The Ann Arbor News reports that police are investigating an incident in which a bounty hunter used a Taser on the wife of a man he was taking into custody.

 

Police Sued For $40 Million Over Actions In Ferguson Protests

Police officers keep watch while demonstrators (not pictured) protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials on Thursday, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas.

 

Police Altered Video Showing What Happened Before Cops Shot Man 23 Times

Wayne Jones

Police in a West Virginia city altered video evidence in the death of a mentally ill black man who was shot and killed last year during a confrontation with officers, a lawyer for the victim’s family said on Thursday.

 

Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 19-Year-Old Son Who Died On Rikers Island In Solitary Confinement

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A 19-year-old man suffered a slow, agonizing and lonely death while he was locked up in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, court papers charge.

 

Ferguson Shooting Audio Recording Verified As Real

A local resident stands with his arm up over a makeshift memorial at the site where unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri August 27, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)

A new audio recording that allegedly captures a series of gunshots at the time of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, has been confirmed to be real by the developers behind the software used to capture it.

 

Moving In Military-Style Formation May Make Police More Aggressive

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Much has been written in recent weeks about the militarization of America’s police, who are increasingly using armored vehicles and powerful, high-tech weaponry. Pundits and scholars have pondered whether possession of this weaponry influences the mindset of policemen, perhaps driving them to use more aggressive tactics.

 

Feds Declare War on Raw Milk Cheese: Regulation Spoils Acclaimed Wisconsin Cheese

No matter which way you slice it, the federal government is turning Wisconsin cheesemakers’ moods extra stinky.

 

Cops to Draw Blood at Labor Day Weekend ‘No Refusal’ DUI Checkpoints

Tennessee has a new Labor Day tradition. According to WKRN-TV, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will continue its “no refusal” blood-extraction DUI checkpoints this Labor Day weekend, starting on midnight on August 29 and continuing until midnight on September 1. Under “no refusal” enforcement, suspected drunk drivers will be forced to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test, even if they refuse.

 

Ferguson Aftermath: California City Tells Cops To Get Rid Of Armored Vehicle

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP).(AFP PHOTO / Aul Loeb)

The city council of Davis, California has decided to drop the local police department’s Pentagon-supplied armored vehicle following worries from the community that it could be used against demonstrations, as was the case in Ferguson, Missouri this month.

 

‘Cops’ Filming Goes Bad: Crew Member Gunned Down By Police

Eric Thayer / Getty Images / AFP

An employee working for the television show “Cops” was shot and killed by police in Omaha, Nebraska, as they responded to an armed robbery at a local restaurant. The suspected burglar was also killed.

 

Winner Of Russian Roulette Game Charged In Loser’s Death

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The winner of a game of Russian roulette was arrested on Monday on charges related to the death of the loser.

 

Police Chief Defends Cop In Video Threatening To ‘Put A Round In Your Ass’ During Traffic Stop

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Police in Florida are defending officers who pulled a gun on a driver and threw him to the ground in a videotaped traffic stop.

 

WATCH: Police Draw Guns On Mother And Young Children They Mistook For “Gun-Waving Males”

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A Texas mother said that police mistook her and her four young children for a group of black males waving a gun out the car window.

 

Cop Kills Man In Drunken Car Accident

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A Massachusetts police officer involved in a fatal car accident on Saturday was already facing charges for operating a vehicle under the influence.

 

Police Shot Unarmed Suicidal Teen 16 Times As Family Says They Begged Them Not To

Joseph Jennings' aunt, Brandy Smith (KCTV)

Family members of a teen who was shot at least 16 times by police in Ottawa, Kansas said this week that the 18-year-old was unarmed and suicidal when he was gunned down.

 

Guy Gets Almost 3 Years In Prison For Pirating ‘Fast And Furious’

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A man who recorded the movie Fast and Furious 6 in a Walsall cinema, whose illegal copy was downloaded from torrent sites over 700,000 times, has been jailed for 33 months.

 

WATCH: Man Says Cops Beat Him For Not Rolling Down Window All The Way

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A Florida man said this week that he is still trying to recover after police beat him during an argument that started when he refused to roll down his car window all the way.

 

Teen No Longer Facing Life In Prison For Pot Brownies — But He Could Still Get 20 YEARS

Jacob Lavoro

A Texas man is no longer facing a life term in prison for pot brownies after prosecutors decided the case wasn’t worth the effort. He is instead facing 20 years for two separate felony charges.

 

Cop Indicted After Being Caught On Video Repeatedly Tasering Helpless Man

[Taser image via Flickr user hradcanska, Creative Commons licensed]

A South Dakota police officer is facing an indictment for repeatedly Tasering an unresponsive man who was already handcuffed, an incident that bystanders caught on video.

 

Cops Fired Taser 13 Times ‘As A Cattle Prod’ To Make Tired Man Walk Before He Died

Gregory Towns died after being Tased by Georgia police (WSB)

A Georgia man died after police shocked him with a Taser as many as 13 times because he said he was too tired to walk due to a foot chase, his attorney said this week.

 

Cops Brutalize Fellow Officer For Getting Stolen Guns Off Street

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A Philadelphia police officer has accused fellow officers of brutality after he tried to turn in a friend’s guns “in a proactive attempt to stop violence.”

 

Off-Duty Cop Cleared In Fatal Shooting Of Teen “He Suspected Of Drug Use”

Jonathen Santellana

A grand jury declined to indict a Houston-area police officer who shot and killed a teenager while working off-duty as a security guard.

 

New Video Shows Cops Spraying Rubber Bullets At Ferguson Crowd For No Apparent Reason

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Police in Ferguson, Missouri were filmed isolating Black residents in the neighborhood where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and fired rubber bullets at them.

 

Walking While Black: TV Producer Slams Cops For False Arrest

Producer Charles Belk falsely arrested by LAPD [KTLA-TV]

A television and film producer’s first-person account of his mistaken arrest by Beverly Hills police has attracted widespread attention.

 

Activists Carry Coffin Of Mentally Ill Woman Killed By Police
Family of Michelle Cusseaux wants independent investigation into police shooting

Activists protesting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman by a Phoenix police sergeant last week carried her coffin to City Hall on Friday, demanding an independent investigation into her killing.

 

Cops Caught Using Police Database To Spy On Potential Mates On Online Dating Sites

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Two veteran police officers in Fairfield, California are being investigated for using confidential law enforcement databases to obtain private information about women they met on online personal websites.

 

Cop Caught On Video Using Taser On Kneeling Teenager Who Was Surrendering

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An Albany police officer, who shot and killed an undocumented immigrant four years ago, has been suspended and is facing dismissal after video captured him tasering a kneeling teen who was surrendering at the time of the incident.

 

Cop Accused Of Threatening To Arrest Women During On-Duty Sex Assaults

Daniel Holtzclaw

An Oklahoma City police officer named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed earlier this year has been accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty.

 

Cop Writes Op-Ed — Tells People If They Don’t Want To Get Killed Don’t Tell Him You Pay His Salary

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Sunil Dutta, a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University, has been an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years. He wrote this Op-Ed on the Washington Post on August 19th. 

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The highlight for me is this paragraph.

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Also check out:

K-9 Dead After Officers Leave Dog in Hot Car For 6 Hours With Windows Up

A police officer in Mills, Wyoming was recently accused of leaving his K-9 dog in a police car for over 6 hours on a hot day with the windows rolled up. The dog was found dead after spending an entire hot day in the car without any water or ventilation. According to an affidavit obtained by KCWY13 news, it was 86 degrees on the day when the dog was left in the vehicle.

 


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