Knowing the Difference Between Allowed and Not Permitted

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Submitted by guest writer, Keith Killian

What happens when the law makers become the law breakers? What happens when the protectors become the attackers? Who is to be held responsible? Who is to be trusted? These are questions plaguing the minds of millions of Americans, who are scared, disappointed, and angry at the rising brutality of American police. Too many incidents of uncalled for police aggression and unjustifiable police brutality have cropped up in different parts of America. This cop violence phenomenon simply cannot be ignored anymore. Let us take a quick look at some incidents of police brutality and the common trends emerging from those.

Racial Brutality

A charge often placed against American police is their racial discrimination and inhuman treatment of minorities. The 1999 murder of the young, Black, West African Ahmed Amadou Diallo by the elite Street Crime Unit cannot be forgotten and only shows the deep rooted suspicion and hatred of some White American policemen against Black people. Ahmed did not have any criminal record and had 41 shots fired at him by the police in his own home in New York. What was the police’s justification? Ahmed apparently gestured with his hands in a way which made the police think that he was reaching for a gun.

In 2006, a 23 year old Black man, Sean Bell, was shot on his wedding day by NYPD officers. His crime? Officers say the victim and his friends who were celebrating Bell’s Bachelor party were going to use a gun when the police intervened. 50 bullets were shot at this young man. The city was outraged, and violent protests resulted. The above are not incidents in isolation. Racial prejudice is too obviously prevalent in American police and this dangerous trend must be curbed to prevent many more from being victimized.

Brutality against Women

17 March, 2013 saw the most terrifying set of events unfold for 27 year old Kim Nguyen. She and her male friends were stopped by an officer outside a restaurant in Los Angeles at around 2 am while waiting for a cab as they had been drinking. The police apparently thought they were intoxicated. However, while her male friends were left behind she was charged with public intoxication and put behind the car. While she was handcuffed, an officer began to sexually assault her by touching her chest and pulling her ears to face him. Then he started grabbing her left thigh and trying to open her legs. That is when she fell out of the vehicle to avoid being sexually assaulted by the cop. She was injured very badly, spent two weeks in the hospital, had bruises all over her body, lost all her teeth and had to have her jaw wired shut.

On October 30, in Detroit, a woman called 911 to seek help from police after being assaulted by her boyfriend. The cops come in, and one of them take her to the upstairs bedroom and sexually assault her. These are just the small fraction of cases that come in the spotlight. There are hundreds and thousands of other cases of police brutality against women convicts of which there is scant record or coverage. Innocent or guilty, women have become a soft target for police violence and assault and the boundaries between permitted and absolutely not allowed and humiliating are being blurred regularly by the police department. Steps to protect dignity of women during all types of police encounters is the need of the moment.

Suppressing Anyone Who Tries to Question the Establishment through Brutal Means

So you are underage while entering a casino. You are stopped by a police officer. You follow their instructions but have an argument with them or say something to them, even while complying with their instructions. What follows is five policemen beating you up brutally, kicking you, hitting, you, handcuffing you, then releasing a German Shepherd on you to attack you in the presence of the officers. You would be lucky to be alive – and so was 20 year old David Castellani, who suffered multiple, deadly, injuries in the attack. This is not fiction, but the facts of an incident that took place and was captured on camera on 15 June 2013 in Atlantic City. While the victim’s family filed a lawsuit against the inhuman officers, the police chief of Atlantic City stood by his officers’ actions.

Last year also saw uncalled for police brutality on 75 students of City University of New York who were demonstrating against former CIA chief, David Petraeus, who was being given a teaching position at the school.

Video footage of the incident has emerged that shows New York police being irrationally violent with the young students, slamming them against cars and pavements and punching them in the kidneys. What were the police trying to do? Can anything justify their barbaric behavior?

Dealing With “The Epidemic of Police Brutality”

Wrongful deaths, sexual assault, gun violence, physical threats and dreadful injuries, fire-rubber bullets at peaceful protesters; indeed we are facing the epidemic of police brutality. Demonstrators across the US took part in the October 22 protests to stop police brutality, repression, and criminalization of a generation. This day has been observed as the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality since 1996. Despite many public efforts to stop this catastrophe, no concrete results have been obtained, and little has been done by state agencies. To counter police violence and convict and punish offending cops will require consistent and binding state policies, proper training among law enforcement officers regarding what the uniform permits them and what it does not and how their power is not to be misused.
Keeping an official record of such police misdoings and regularly suspending or punishing such policemen who have been involved in such incidents of police violence is absolutely necessary. The State, the people and the law enforcement agencies all need to work hand in hand to deter this uncalled, excessive violence. Violence is not legitimate, not justified simply because it is being committed by a law enforcement individual.

Author Bio:
Keith Killian is one of the principal attorneys at Killian Davis Richter & Mayle, PC, based in New Mexico. The firm exclusively focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, workers compensation and many more. Keith takes enough time to understand and analyze each and every aspect of his clients’ case. And eventually, his team works together to achieve the best possible outcome. Visit the firm website here.

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FBI Excels At Foiling Own Plots

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

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The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terror shows how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the bureau can then claim victory in the war on terror.

Security theater at its finest – FBI employees waste resources creating, then busting fake plots, all on your dime. They must be so proud of themselves!

But this isn’t a surprise. Already staffed with 36,000 employees who have over 8,000,000,000 stolen FRNs from taxpayers, the FBI outfit – a coercive monopoly afflicted by perverse incentives – must create issues where none exist, to try to legitimize not just its own existence, but further growth.

Their tactics only create division and perpetuate a culture of fear. Don’t buy into their charade. Don’t call them “authorities.” Think for yourself.

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Know Your Rights When Interacting With Law Enforcement – A Must Have Chart

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Doc Liberty shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page.

You have the right to stay out of prison. It is just that simple. You must know your rights because law enforcement [be it the local ticket writers or one of the alphabet agencies] will lie, cheat and manipulate to get you into custody. Once you enter into Legal Land, you stay on the plantation, even if you are merely arrested and never prosecuted. Every time you are pulled over and your ID is checked, that arrest is now shared with the officer you are in contact with and he/she knows you were arrested previously for something, thus making them prejudicial in this interaction and causing them to treat you as if you are a suspect, whether you are or not. You must take control of your freedom.

Know where you stand and what to do. This chart is a must for everyone: http://www.online-paralegal-programs.com/legal-rights/

If you fail to learn it, love it & live it, when you are on the prison plantation, you have no one to blame but yourself.

Doc Liberty

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Justice Caps – Hiding in Plain Sight from Illegal Video Surveillance

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Charlie Bluehawk shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page.

At justicecaps.com, we believe that justice is freedom, and that freedom means living free.

Did you know that every time you leave your home you are being watched by the NSA?

Video cameras on every street corner, in every shopping mall, in every supermarket are watching you.

And now, thanks to the US government’s multi-billion dollar software program – called TrapWire, the government is tracking your every move.

By using the latest in facial recognition software along with TrapWire, your face is being matched with your name.

And all the illegal collected records that the bankers have on you – are all being tied together – and they can find you – whenever they want.

Because now – you are trapped!

Because now the NSA knows your face, and they know your name.

Now you are no longer a person. You are a number.

You are the property of the bankers.

You have no rights. You have no freedoms. There will be no justice for you.

But now imagine – what if you could hide in plain sight?

Imagine you can go anywhere you want at night, do anything you want, with anyone you want, and no banker will ever know your name?

At JusticeCaps.com, we give you the ability to hide in plain sight, and no video camera can record your face.

For just $14.99 – you have rendered the US government’s multi-billion dollar facial recognition software useless.

And if TrapWire cannot find you? You are now free.

Now is the time to defend yourself!

Now is the time to protect yourself!

Now is the time to fight back against illegal NSA video surveillance!

Because now, you can hide in plain sight.

And you can be free!

Go anywhere you want, with whoever you want,

And no one will ever know it’s you!

So visit us today at justicecaps.com

Believe in justice!

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Dancing With California Fruit Police

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Gavin Seim shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page.

No, there were no dancing wolves today, just silly agents who don’t understand the Constitution they swore to upload. We do not comply with them. If everyone did the same at checkpoints, they would go away.

I propose that we the people should not tolerate warrentless checkpoints of any kind. It’s the little bites taken out of liberty that will eventually consume it all.


More about this encounter at: http://callmegav.com/2013/11/califonia-fruit-police

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A Few Updates on Recent Police News

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

In case you were having too good a day, here’s the latest in police brutality:

John Pike, the disgusting excuse for a human being who pepper-sprayed peaceful, protesting, college students at UC Davis has been approved for disability compensation on the taxpayers’ dime. On Oct. 16, a judge approved a $38,000 settlement between John Pike and the University of California.

The 40-year-old former officer claims he suffered depression and anxiety after he and his family received death threats over the pepper-spraying event (Really? Only death threats? A nice kick to the balls or punch in the face would have been far more appropriate and gratifying). It sounds like a bad joke, but unfortunately isn’t. More here.

In other happy Californian police news, police have shot and killed a 13-year-old who was playing with a fake gun. (Story here). There was a time in American history when playing with toy machine guns was perfectly normal for children. However, in the current age of paranoia and hysteria over “terrorism,” children must be murdered for the “safety” and “protection” of all.

This should come as no surprise. Posters at the train station constantly encourage people to keep a suspicious eye out for their friends and neighbors. Announcements at the airport always imply there could be terrorists around every corner. The “See Something, Say Something” campaign is everywhere you go, even though 99.9999999999 percent of the time, absolutely nothing is going on and no one should be saying anything. (You hear this, Homeland Security? It’s me saying, “Go fuck yourself!”). The Department of Homeland Security has also trained officers to shoot with no hesitation – by using posters of pregnant women, children, and the elderly, for target practice.

As usual, the officers responsible for the murder have been placed on administrative leave (paid vacation). If we’re lucky, they’ll be fired and be rehired in 6 months, maybe at the next town over. If the usual happens, they will be found to have been justified to shoot a child because they “reasonably felt in fear for their lives. ”

It could be because officers are fucking the citizenry up the ass every which way that the Department of Homeland Security anticipates some push back from civilians. I would argue they need not fear any such resistance, as most Americans continue to be mindless lovers of tyranny and authoritarianism. I would bet money that 80 percent of Americans who have learned of the events above are blaming the child or his parents for this atrocious murder, and are defending the nasty pepper-spraying scum – “He was just doing his job! I hate hippies! Stupid college kids.”

Regardless, Homeland Security does seem to anticipate some disorder, or they would not have purchased 2,700 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, i.e. tanks on steroids*** (more here and here). Since it is the Department of Homeland Security, we can safely assume these are meant for domestic use.

Oh boy! In time, police can just crush children and college protesters with tanks instead of pepper-spraying or shooting them. I can’t wait!

***[Upon the enlightening instruction of one of our dearest readers, I am informed that it is inaccurate to describe the MRAPs as "tanks on steroids." As such, I hereby amend "tanks on steroids" to "motherfucking armored vehicles - who really gives a fuck about the details."]

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Carson City Nevada

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Submitted by Aaron

I live in Carson City, Nevada and it would be great if we could turn some attention to what is going on in this town. I’m really sick of law enforcement getting away with whatever they want.

Here is the first part of two of me getting harassed for filming police enter and leave the sheriffs department. I called the Sheriff’s department dispatch, and was told dispatch could not find out weather its legal for me to film or not – meaning these cops were making up stuff as they go.

Here is the second part of the video where they completely violated my rights and took my 500$ Ipad and threw it. You can hear the audio, but the cop eventually turns it off again violating my right by touching my property. He frisked me and told me he was not seizing anything, however Ipad was seized, and they would not let me touch it.

Here is another one of me getting illegally detained for walking down the street minding my own business -

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Police Officer Doesn’t Take Kindly to Being Filmed

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Police can follow people around and spy on them all they like, but apparently don’t take kindly to being watched themselves.

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Larken Rose on Police Accountability

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Author, videographer, and included at Wikipedia on the list of “tax protestors”, Larken Rose is perhaps best known to police accountability advocates for his essay and and subsequent video: When You Should Shoot A Cop. As one commenter stated:

Incredible article! I hope people take the time to actually read the full article after their brains shut down after seeing the “shock” title.

On June 20th Jacob Crawford of WeCopwatch.org and Pete Eyre of CopBlock.org caught up with Rose at the Porcupine Freedom Fest, hosted by the Free State Project in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, who shared some of his insight.

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Connect with Larken Rose
via his website: http://LarkenRose.com
via his YouTube channel: http://YouTube.com/LarkenRose
via his Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/LarkenRose

While those active with WeCopwatch and CopBlock are strong advocates of non-aggression, this article helps to clarify the world we live by deconstructing paradigms put-forth by those who claim authority and demand your obedience, specifically, by underscoring the fact that each individual – no matter their occupation or any other arbitrary characteristic – has the right to employ self-defense against an aggressor.

If one cannot even have this conversation then it shows just how wide is the gulf between the “protectors” and those they claim to “serve.” Only when it’s realized and incorporated that badges DON’T grant extra rights, will the institutionalized violence cease.

Over the last couple years, When Should You Shoot a Cop? has made the round across the country and world, as well as into several Anti Terror Fusion Centers.

Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center 602-644-5805
[related post: Ademo Contacts Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center]

After learning of the memo Copblocker Ademo Freeman called and asked some questions:

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Arizona-based KGUN 9 also covered the article and fusion center memo: http://www.kgun9.com/multimedia/videos/?bctid=1255561261001

Central Florida Intelligence Center (407) 858-3950
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The reactionary pushback to the ideas proffered was visible when the mere act of “Liking” the article got two individuals rebuffed by their “party” colleagues, as detailed on the July 27th, 2012 write-up, Politicos Attacked for ‘Liking’ CopBlock.org Post:

South Carolina’s Republican Party is distancing itself from two local party officials who appeared to endorse violence against police officers on Facebook — a position that seemed to take anti-government conservatism too far for South Carolina’s Tea Party-heavy GOP. The party’s top brass called for their resignation from local party committees Monday night.

On October 6th, 2011, Larken Rose wrote the following in his post Federal Agents Visit Larken Rose – Mention CopBlock.org Blog Post:

A fascist came up to each front window and knocked. I rolled down my window just a bit, and a gray-haired, veteran fascist informed me that I was not being arrested. That’s nice. . . Out of the blue, the veteran fascist commented about the fact that I’ve posted things on my web site talking about killing cops.

On November 13th, 2011, Rose expanded on his essay:

In 2012, the legislation in Indiana mentioned by Larken around the 6-min mark in the video changed course. Instead of “law” existing that claimed that an individual had the right to use defensive force against anyone except those with badges, legislation “approved” self-defense against any aggressor, no matter their place of employment.

On March 3rd, 2012 post, When Should You Shoot A Cop – Round 2, Ademo Freeman penned:

Maybe with this law, cops will think twice about raiding a home for drugs? Maybe cops will stop working for the government and make their own agreements with their customers?

IMO, law didn’t need to be written for one to know when they can or cannot defend their life or property. It’s unfortunate people are taught to submit to police without question, yet to stick up to bullies, abusive husbands and any other non government connected persons.

On March 24th, 2012 post, Right to Resist now law in Indiana, cops show how evil they think we are, Edmond Dantes noted that:

Police really think people are that evil, that they will now just play real life Grand Theft Auto and start killing at will. Which begs the question, if people are really that inherently evil, why give so many of them the power of the badge over everyone else? It always appears to me that the worst of the worst are in gangs, whether it be Blood, Crips, or Thin Blue Line.

But will people really just start killing at will? I can give you one fact, the law and/or a guy in a funny costume with a badge doesn’t stop me from killing someone. I don’t kill or use violence because I believe it is wrong morally. Even if murder were legal I wouldn’t kill anyone and most people wouldn’t either.

On a June 12, 2012 post, Indiana legalizes shooting cops, about the reversal of the “legality” of self-defense for Indianans, I asked:

Does this piece of man-made legislation really change anything for people living within the arbitrary political boundaries of Indiana? Or for that matter – do people living outside those arbitrary political boundaries of Indiana have any less of a right to defend themselves?

We all want to be safe and secure. The question is, how is that best accomplished? Question those who demand your authority. Think for yourself.

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Related:

Larken Rose does an excellent job outlining the reality of the situation we today encounter – check out this video interview with Dale Brown to learn about an alternative:

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Bogus “Resisting Arrest” Charge at Walmart

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Submitted by Tyler Volkey
The following video documents my encounter with the Lake Delton Police Department in Wisconsin. I was walking out of Walmart and happened to see two officers running towards me in the reflection of a window. I stopped to ask if there was a problem. The officer proceeded on with, “Hi, my name is Officer Posewitz,” and threw me to the ground and placed me under arrest for resisting arrest. I’m still fighting the charges in court and I would like to file suit against the department but don’t really know how to go about it.

I want everyone to know how the cops of a very well-known tourist town really are. I am local and they pester me constantly. I only just recently learned I am allowed to record my encounters. I would appreciate any feedback anyone may have – mind you this video is mostly audio as I was being detained

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