San Bernadino Shooting America in the Foot

Unlike a slew of nitwits who assumed facts on the recent shooting in San Bernadino I have been waiting for some facts to surface before speaking up. It turns out that Muslim jihadists were to blame, not crazy white men as many gun control advocates jumped to believe. Additionally these folks were being watched by the FBI? Stellar monitoring skills, clearly.

Apparently the shooting coincided at a place where active shooter scenario drills have been performed monthly for some time. According to the LA Times when a women saw the activity durig the shooting she texted "Drill started." Also, the Washington Times reported the couple behind the shooting recently travelled to Saudi Arabia and were meeting with four others in the US who were watched by counterterrorism officials.

So despite the virtual obliteration of privacy and surveillance on America this attack happened. So what is the point if it results in a complete failure?

More gun control will not solve the issue as the guns were obtained llegally to boot. Two amendments on expanded background checks applying to guns in private sales and online purchases failed to pass in the Senate. The White House is considering an Executive Order to bypass Congressional approval. In the clip below a reporter asked if stricter gun control would have prevented the shooting and White House press secretary Josh Earnest replied, “Of course not.”

Something stinks. Like the visa process the shooter Tashfeen Malik went through giving a fake address and previously declaring loyalty to IS on Facebook. The State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau replies to a reporter in the video below that she is satisfied with the their work. Perhaps the point of the terrorist watchlist is to watch them perform acts of terror? Then strip Americans of more rights each time.

Great job invading Iraq on false pretenses and facilitating this virulent strain of Al-Qaeda. Without ISIS a flesh eating parasite would not be able to fluorish from dumping all the bodies in the street. Nor would the military industrial complex be able to thrive and the dimishing of security and privacy fo all.

All the ways Big Brother is watching you [YouTube]

Privacy as we once knew it is dead. We now find ourselves in the unenviable position of being monitored, managed and controlled by our technology-specifically the technology employed by the government against the American citizenry. As a result, warns John W.

Texas Trooper shot fleeing motorcyclist then jumpkicked him off his bike, trooper suspended 5 days w/o pay

In December 2012 25-year old Steven Gaydos ran a stop sign on his motorcycle and went on a high-speed chase with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper Abraham Martinez. Martinez's camera caught what unfolded on film. Gaydos was fleeing to avoid his vehicle being impounded for driving wit a suspended license, it is unclear for what reason it was suspended. After reaching speeds up to 130 mph Martinez fired four times at Gaydos' allegedly to disable the motorcycle which he assumed was involved in some sort of crime. Gaydos was struck in the leg and pulled over when Martinez jump kicked him off his bike. Martinez's logic as taught by his experience is that running from police involves stolen vehicles which are used by criminals after commuting some other kind of crime.

Apparently assuming some crime then shooting somebody in that ass, or leg, and jumpkicking them does make an ass of oneself in a way, Martinez was suspended for five days without pay for suspended for three days without pay “violating DPS policy by using force inconsistent with his training.”  DPS does reserve the right to shoot at fleeing suspects though, as stated later on.

This is one story that came from an investigation by the  Austin American-Statesman into how  fleeing suspects are handled. If anyone was injured or killed by Martinez it is possible Gaydos would have been charged with it as happened in Florida in this previous post of mine, Police kill innocent bystander, charge suspect with murder.

Prosecutors drop charges rather than expose spy tool in armed robbery trial

This article from RT simply states "An officer with the St. Louis Police Department’s Intelligence Unit had been scheduled to deliver a deposition under oath on April 9 concerning tactics that authorities relied on to identify and ultimately charge four suspects with 14 counts of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action regarding a 2013 crime spree." That is until the sudden dismissal of charges. Three of four involved in this case were set to go to trial, while one defendant already .

Of course publicly the prosecution denies a link but fails to give a justification. The Stingray is a spying device used to simulate cell-towers to track individuals. The Baltimore Sun was able to discover that SLPD was told not to “distribute, disseminate or otherwise disclose any information” without expressed written approval of the FBI. Apparently letting armed robbers go free is worth more than revealing the nature of these Stingray devices to the public.

Former DA worker: Planting weapons on police victims standard operating procedure

This claim came from a FOX News legal analyst while discussing the shooting of Walter Scott by police who then were filmed plating a "stolen" taser on the victim. Arthur Aidala said. “Police officers – I hate to say this – would keep a second gun that nobody knew about on their ankle, so if they ever killed someone they shouldn’t have they would take that gun out and leave it.” This certainly would stack the deck in the favor of the prosecution with the supreme value of law enforcement versus a lowly and likely dishonest criminal. I am surprised they did not bother to sprinkle some crack on Scott.

Freddie's dead and the Gray area of racist legacies; homicide charges for BPD

Baltimore's police department homicide victim Freddie Grey had a lengthy criminal record of mostly non-violent crime before being murdered by them. I see only a second-degree assault charge on his rap sheet. The altercation leading to his death appears to have no just cause, only citing illegal possession of a switchblade. Unless he was walking around playing with it, the switchblade could have been planted on him too, then he was likely being harassed by police he had a history with. Time will tell if any justice is to follow the announcement of homicide charges being filed against officers involved. Regardless, breaking a man's spine, lying that he walked fine though he was clearly injured and screaming in pain, then not calling medics for 42 minutes, there is no excuse for this behavior by anyone, especially in authority..

It is tragic the legacy of racism creates crime rich ethnic areas with no opportunity. It is the epitome of "the man" keeping people down. Instead of slaves, today many African-American's are slaves to a welfare system, constant monitoring by social services, police patrols and ultimately sadistic babysitters while kept in cages. It has already been clear that the crack epidemic was in part a CIA operation, revelations chronicled in the recent biographical Hollywood portrayal of Gary Webb, "Kill the Messenger."

What a great follow up to the civil rights movement. After a long history of oppression, any thoughtful student of history can see a constantly morphing tendency of self-fulfilling prophecy aimed at justifying the misfortunes of black folks in America.

It is no surprise to see the massive demonstrations, mostly non-violent, that follow this outrageous result of police activity. Whether those acting violently or destroying property are provocateurs or not is one question. Regardless there is certainly some righteous violence that can result from the continuous violent oppression of people. Franz Fanon believed that acts of violence are necessary to overcome the multi-generational psychological baggage of such a colonial history. Fanon's insights foresaw decades of disaster in Africa that followed after his writings. Here is a bit on such views from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

Les Damnés de la Terre is a more abstract analysis of colonialism and revolution.  It has been described as a handbook for black revolution.  The book ranges over the necessary role Fanon thinks violence must play in decolonization struggles, the false paths decolonizing nations take when they entrust their eventual freedom to negotiations between a native elite class and the formers colonizers instead of mobilizing the masses as a popular fighting force, the need to recreate a national culture through a revolutionary arts and literature movement, and an inventory of the psychiatric disorders that colonial repression unleashes.

If corrupt killer cops being strung up as human pinatas is needed to offset such a terrible history, it would not even come close to the live slow centuries of slavery with BBQing of black men to lynching and suffering at the hands of police African-Americans today. Without an interwoven fabric of oppression the system of inequity could not persist. Misfortune, however contrived, helps promote momentum for the system as it exists. A global crabs-in-the-bucket of not-so free markets, relying on slavery and environmental exploitation. Ignorance, inequality and dehumanization are major factors that need to be addressed to turn the tide against such evils. In the meantime keep the cameras handy, that is one way we can shoot police that may be fatal to their ingrained system of injustice, cruelty and sadism.

Montana law prevents federal militarization/minionization of police

Montana Governor Steve Bullock just signed into law House Bill 320 which helps insulate their law enforcement from becoming tools for the Federal government and prevents bribing with military grade weapons. This trend of re-purposing military weapons to American police is part of the 1033 program. If bills like this were passed at the local and state level cross country only the National Guard or the military will use these tactics creating a more cut and dry picture of tyranny in America.

The elite are certainly more comfortable with the continued awareness the internet can grant to the population of police brutality, injustices that result and the false flag attacks that have promoted a slew of unjust wars overseas producing demand for such weaponry. The resulting upheaval of a corrupt government can only be suppressed by force, otherwise the will of the people may achieve some real change.

This article cites specifically from the law:

Section 1 of the new law declares:
A law enforcement agency may not receive the following property from a military equipment surplus program operated by the federal government:
(a) drones that are armored, weaponized, or both;
(b) aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded;
(c) grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers;
(d) silencers; or
(e) militarized armored vehicles.
Section 2 sets additional barriers along the road toward federalization:
If a law enforcement agency purchases property from a military equipment surplus program operated by the federal government, the law enforcement agency may only use state or local funds for the purchase. Funds obtained from the federal government may not be used to purchase property from a military equipment surplus program.

Study: Blacks stopped more to be investigated than for traffic violations

This article, Broken Tail Light Policing, breaks down a study in the Kansas City area on the statistical differences when blacks versus whites are pulled over. A focus of the article is the rather apparent murder of Walter Scott and the attempted cover-up by the officer Michael Slager. If it were not for a video disproving the police account of things it is doubtful Slager would be fired and face murder charges.

I used to get pulled over just for having a dark-skinned friend. No license and registration for me. The officers would harass my passengers and ask if they have been arrested or have warrants. They might as well have asked me, "Is this darky bothering you white boy?"

 

LAPD face $20 million suit for shooting unarmed teen in the back

Shoot first, lie about questions they have to answer later. In this case a group of friend were hanging out in an alley on their regular pre-schoolday routine when a couple hot shot cops from the homicide unit shot 15-year old Jamar Nicholson in the back.

The police report claims Jamar was pointing a gun at people. He did have a toy pistol but his friends claim he was not pointing it, it was at his side and has an orange tip that would have been clearly visible. Nicholson is lucky to be alive and now has PTSD with a not-so-wonderful outlook on police. I would bet the demeanor from a distance of a dude pointing a gun at people is not like a few buddies hanging out.

The officers were in dress clothes and the kids thought they were Mormons. Nope, it was the gang-homicide unit, the gang of police nearly causing homicides.

Montreal police disperse hundreds of protesters with tear gas, stun grenades

After $7 billion in cuts to Quebec economy over the years students have taken to the streets in an unpermitted demonstration. $700 million in cuts are being taken to take the government out of the red prompting this recent protest. The police have responded with full force it seems, even shooting a tear gas canister in the face of one woman. There is virtually no coverage of these protests and the police state response in the lamestream news.

The police response to students has been brutal and increasing in force since 2012. I once Couchsurfed with some of these students in Montreal. They definitely got more guts than Americans getting increasingly screwed over by cuts to the system here resulting in a lower level education at an astronomical cost.

Human Rights Watch and others urge ban on autonomous killer robots

The group Human Rights Watch has co-founded the Campaign to stop Killer Robots before they can be developed and has released a report to the UN. Harvard Law School also helped with the report that states  "Under existing laws, computer programmers, manufacturers and military commanders would all escape liability for deaths caused by such machines." After what happened to Bradley Manning with the Collateral Murder video release and the absence of justice that followed murdering journalists and civilians, imagine how difficult justice will be with this possible reality?

Even scarier is this thing the EATR, Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot. It feeds itself!? They say it is plant-based biomass feeding but how hard of a jump would it be to eat flesh. It already could and they list chicken fat as a food source. If it has self-preservation as a higher priority... Holy hell if this thing could replicate itself.

If you have seen the movie Screamers based on Philip K Dick's work then perhaps that is a clear glimpse into our increasingly dystopian skynettish future.

NYPD Anti-Terrorism Officer Caught on Film Terrorizing Driver

An Uber passenger caught abusive language and threats doled out against his driver from NYPD's Detective Patrick Cherry, member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Cherry says, "The only reason why you’re not in handcuffs and going to jail, and getting summonses in the precinct, is because I have things to do. That’s the only reason that’s not happening, because this isn’t important enough for me. You’re not important enough.” Apparently he is part of efforts to terrorize people. Asking real hardcore investigative questions like "How long have you been in this country?"

For once the Mayor of New York City was forced into making the following statement  “There’s just no place for any public servant to use discriminatory or negative language ... I’m saying that not having seen the nuances, not having seen the exact language, but I’ll state the obvious principle.”

NV: $200 ticket and points on driving record for using lip balm

As part of a ridiculous crackdown on distracted driving in Nevada in pursuit of zero driving fatalaties, they are giving tickets out for doing anything it seems other than driving. I guess you can't change the radio station, put on sunglasses, adjust your visor, pick your nose, etc if you run into the wrong officer. The Nevada Highway Patrolman cited Stephanie Fragoso on April Fools' day for putting on makeup and said "'It could have been anything; you could have been drinking water, shaving your legs."

Range-R peers into homes despite 2001 ruling against

Small homes, vs rich bastard mansions

Warrantless monitoring with GPS devices was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2012.

Thanks for the link to a better article. It is still messed up if they can tell nobody is home then they can enter without a search warrant easier. Less intrusive than a camera is still intrusive. In a hostage situation then the issues over a warrant are not as relevant but in this era of the war on terror where everyone is a suspect this is no surprise. Even if it is like glaucoma vision it is still seeing into homes.

FBI faked statistics to promote mass shooting hysteria

The lamestream media unquestioningly parroted falsified data from FBI crime statistics showing an increase in mass shootings and deaths associated with them. “I have been reading FBI reports for 30 years and I have never seen anything like this," says John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center. The author of "More Guns, Less Crime," Lott is a second amendment scholar and criminologist. Lott noted that there would be half the deaths from mass shootings if the reports were reflected accurately.

“Since 1976, there have been ups and downs in incidents but there has been no trend upward or downward in mass shootings,” according to Prof. James Alan Fox, Northeastern University.

This discrepancy certainly seems conducive to an agenda from the government to inhibit the second amendment. Operation Fast and Furious, where the ATF was giving weapons to drug cartels. This was only broken as a story when a whistleblower, John Dodson, revealed a fellow ATF agent was killed with one of those guns. 2,000 weapons were sold to "track" them, only 710 were recovered. The resulting scandal led to Attorney General Eric Holder being the only person in his position to be held in contempt of Congress. Obama cockblocked the resulting investigation of the executive branch by invoking Executive Privilege. That is like busting out a draw four in Uno or a Day of Peace Magic the Gathering instant card against Congress.

Here is a video below showing Eric Holder proclaiming his agenda to brainwash people into getting rid of guns.

During a speech in 1995 Eric Holder says people need to be brainwashed into thinking negatively about guns. I guess giving guns away to drug smugglers is a part of his brainwashing campaign.

Vancouver cop smashes window rips man from car without explanation

Man violently ripped from his car after the Vancouver Police Department Sergeant Christiansen breaks his window in what appears to be a clear violation of the right to have the reason for being pulled over explained. Of course it was justified from the police state side of things for allegedly smelling cannabis in the vehicle. The suspect was found to not be intoxicated.

Canada seems not to be outdone after the recent video of a similar incident with a passenger in a car speeding to the hospital to a family member on their deathbed. The man without ID was forcibly removed after a cop broke the window and tased. This officer had prior incidents with out of court settlements so time will tell if any revelations come forth on VPD Sergeant Christiansen's record.

Officer who tasered man and pulled out window had prior incidents

I previously covered this incident in my article "Man tasered and pulled out car window by police in front of kids when trying to see mother on deathbed." The officer involved in the incident over a $25 seatbelt violation has been sued twice for excessive force. The victim in one case settled outside of court after suffering a permanent brain injury. Another case the officer held a family at gunpoint during a routine traffic stop and ended up beating up the mother and putting a child in a chokehold. They also settled. Taxpayers pay for this behavior, the officer does not even lose his job!  Another cop on the scene in the tasering incident was sued for excessive contact but the outcome is unknown.

Feeding the homeless illegal in Ft. Lauderdale, 90-yr old veteran arrested

A 90-year old veteran was and two priests were cited for defying a recent measure passed to counter the growing numbers of homeless in Fort. Lauderdale Florida. What better to combat homelessness than to kill them with starvation! That will prevent those victims of the housing crisis or mostly drug addicted and mentally ill scumbags from existing! No need for anything logical like actually helping those with human decency who provide services nowhere to be found in the operations of government. The video of the veteran's arrest is below showing police impervious to legitimate ridicule from the crowd.

Arnold Abbott was arrested and is facing up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine for helping to feed the needy in Florida. The veteran has done so for decades, and continues to help the homeless in memory of his late wife who helped him make and share food with the poor.

This new law follows a slew of other laws prohibiting the regular activities of homeless such as panhandling, sleeping on public property, harsher penalties for defecating in public and illegal to keep personal belongings in public areas. The article notes a similar backlash around the country, "A report released by the National Coalition for the Homeless last month found that 21 cities have restricted sharing food with the homeless, and 10 other cities are in the process of doing so."

Good thing American tax money was robbed to pay off the bankers in the housing crisis instead of keeping people housed.

With suspects cellphone DEA make Facebook posts racey pictures, contacts criminals

Anyone need a reason to put a password on your cellphone? Here it is. this woman, Sandra Arquiett, had her phone seized as part of an investigation she was a big time drug dealer and was only sentenced to probation. Later on a friend asked why she put pictures of herself legs spread in skimpy clothes on her Facebook profile. She never had one. The DEA created it and used it to contact suspects including at least one wanted fugitive. Would anyone be surprised if a criminal offed her in retaliation?

In court the so-called Justice Department is arguing, as noted by the Washington Post article below, "if you’re arrested for a drug crime, including a crime unserious enough to merit a sentence of probation, the government retains the power to (a) steal your identity, (b) use that identity for drug policing, thus making your name and face known to potentially dangerous criminals, (c) interact with those criminals while posing as you, which could subject you to reprisals from those criminals, (d) expose photos of your family, including children, to those criminals, and (e) do all of this without your consent, and with no regard for your safety or public reputation."

The article points out the governments habit of pressuring people into being informants and claiming no responsibility when these unwilling participants die! I knew about Rachel Hoffmann in Tallahassee, Florida forced to wear a wire, disappeared during a supervised deal to buy  two and a half ounces of cocaine, fifteen hundred Ecstasy pills, and a semi-automatic handgun from two convicted felons. She was later found murdered. I did not hear that campus cops at UMass used heroin addiction on a student to force cooperation as an informant. He then died of an overdose. Another shocking story is cited on DEA agents abandoning Daniel Chong in a cell for four and a half days without food, water or a toilet until he was on the brink of death. He was initially arrested on a possession charge when trying to buy cannabis to celebrate 4/20.

The point of the article is that the dehumanizing of drug offenders has caused passive acceptance of massive injustice, all apparently OK according to the Justice Department. The same strategy is used in this war on terror and other perceived enemies insofar as sheeple are taught to believe in them. Like the war on drugs, specifically cannabis, which was launched on racism against Blacks and Mexicans accused of being super strength violent rapists and whatnot.

As for stealing the identities of "terrorists" that is a whole other can of worms discussed specifically in regards to 9/11 in the documentary "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime," which breaks down how some of the alleged suicidal terrorists were still alive after 9/11 or died before and who they were.

NSA Reform Bill Defeated

Instead of putting restrictions on the panopticon the abstract threat of terrorism was sufficient in the Senate to prevent undermining the fourth amendment against unreasonable search and seizure. Currently the NSA documents everything. Anyone in "the know" did not need to hear about Edward Snowden having preemptive awareness in Operation Echelon among other previously called conspiracy theories of mass surveillance. The bill barely lost by two votes and would have stopped blanket data collection of people who are not suspected of any specific crime. Instead, we are all suspected criminals!

The terrorists the US and other master manipulators helped create are useful to justify depriving Americans of freedom we are supposedly spreading across the globe. Apparently freedom does not include privacy.

Perhaps we should just go shopping so the terrorists do not win as Bush suggested immediately after 9/11. Buy "shit you don't need with money you don't have" as George Carlin noted. If we keep shopping and slaving to pay debt or be consumed by it, we couldn't possibly learn anything useful and remain mentally inferior and dependent on an abusive paradoxical and hypocritical system. Imagine if you knew foreign languages and could communicate with people with vastly different viewpoints and travel with ease? If only I did that rather than collect ball-handling sports cards and comic books.

'ISIS! 9/11!' NSA reform bill killed in US Senate over terror fears