Friday, July 10, 2020

Hero Cops Kidnap 80-Year-old Couple, Steal Their Christmas Presents, Arrest Them for Having a Plant

by Rachel Blevins, The Free Thought Project:

An elderly couple is facing years in prison after police found cannabis in their car that they claimed was meant to be used as Christmas presents for family.

York County, Nebraska – An elderly couple was arrested this week after a traffic stop turned into a drug bust that led to Nebraska Sheriff’s Deputies posing proudly with 60 pounds of cannabis that the couple was transporting across the country to gift to family members as Christmas presents.

Patrick Jiron, 80, and his wife Barbara, 70, were travelling from their home in Clearlake Oaks, California, to visit family in Massachusetts and Vermont in their Toyota Tacoma, when they were stopped in Nebraska for driving over the center line and failing to signal, according to a report from the York News-Times.

The deputies who stopped the vehicle claimed that they could “immediately smell the strong odor of raw marijuana,” and the county’s canine unit “alerted to the presence of a controlled substance and a probable cause search was conducted of the vehicle.”

It is not clear whether the police dog was already on the scene at the time of the traffic stop, or whether the officer called for backup. Lt. Paul Vrbka told the News-Times that after a search was conducted, 60 pounds of cannabis was found in boxes inside the pickup topper of the truck. He claimed that the street value is around $336,000.

They said the marijuana was for Christmas presents,” Vrbka said.

Those Christmas gifts were seized, and Mr. and Mrs. Jiron were arrested on felony charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver. A follow-up report noted that while Patrick Jiron was jailed and has since been released after he posted 10 percent of his $100,000 bond, Barbara Jiron was cited, but was not jailed “due to some medical issues.”

Residents in the couple’s home state of California voted to legalize cannabis for recreational use in November 2016. Recreational cannabis sales will become legal in California on Jan. 1, and because of the change in the state’s drug laws, nearly 500,000 people who have been labeled as felons for cannabis-related charges, could have their convictions cleared.

Cannabis is also legal in Massachusetts, and it has been decriminalized in Vermont—the two locations where Mr. and Mrs. Jiron said they were delivering 60 pounds of the plant as Christmas gifts. However, cannabis is still illegal in Nebraska, where the couple was stopped by police. In Nebraska, possession of more than 1 pound of cannabis is considered a Class IV felony, which is punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Lt. Vrbka told the News-Times that the couple told the deputies who arrested them that “they didn’t know it was illegal to transport marijuana in Nebraska.” 

As The Free Thought Project has reported, police officers in the United States have a history of targeting the elderly for possession of cannabis, even when they obtain it legally. In one case, a man was traveling from California to Texas to visit his granddaughter, who was suffering from a terminal illness. His car was searched during a traffic stop because he admitted that he had a marijuana pipe—however, he obtained it legally with a prescription in California.

In another case, four months after police received a call from a woman who claimed that her identity was stolen, they decided to investigate, and they happened upon a 77-year-old man’s cannabis plants by mistake. Even though he was not harming or threatening anyone with his peaceful possession of the plants, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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DEFINITIVE PROOF that FACEBOOK Is Allowing Vile Leftist Pages To Dominate Platform While Silencing Conservatives

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

In 2016 100% Fed Up was one of the top conservative websites in America due to their massive presence on Facebook.

100% Fed Up was also pro-Trump.

That all changed after the surprise win by Donald Trump.

Since January 2017 100% Fed Up, like The Gateway Pundit and several others, saw their traffic from Facebook wiped out.

New Data Shows Police State Facial Recognition Is WRONG Over 90% Of The Time

by John Vibes, Activist Post:

A police department that relies on facial recognition software has admitted that it has a false positive rate of over 90 percent. What this means is that nearly every person who is marked as a suspect by this system is actually an innocent person who will be interrogated by police, or possibly worse, because they were wrongly identified by this faulty technology.

According to a report from the Guardian, the South Wales Police scanned the crowd of more than 170,000 people who attended the 2017 Champions League final soccer match in Cardiff and falsely identified thousands of innocent people. The cameras identified 2,470 people as criminals but 2,297 of them were innocent, and only 173 of them were criminals, a 92 percent false positive rate.

Future of war: What will the storming of big cities & urban areas look like?

from RT:

In recent conflicts in the Middle East, the heaviest battles have been for big cities. Still, in terms of warcraft, the issues surrounding the storming of urban areas and minimizing casualties remain fundamentally unresolved.

Leading militaries of the world are currently processing and conceptualizing any experience they have of conducting warfare in big cities.

Early November marked three years since the start of the siege of Raqqa, Syria – the ‘capital’ of ISIS’ pseudo-caliphate. It should be noted that, ever since World War II, cases of large-scale warfare over cities have been exceedingly rare. However, modern conflicts in the Middle East have provided a wide array of examples demonstrating how battles can be fought for control over a major metropolitan area.

Yes, the deep state is real… and it’s watching you: FBI caught running 3.1 million covert searches of U.S. citizens in latest abuse of power

by JD Heyes, Natural News:

We were hoping that President Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” would involve the firing (or indictment and conviction) of rogue members of the deep state who couldn’t care less about the Constitution and run their agencies like their own unaccountable fiefdoms.

So far, the president has managed to cut back on a lot of regulations and reign in otherwise benign agencies from implementing willy-nilly all sorts of onerous new regulations that cost businesses and consumers lots of money but don’t really accomplish much other than to make government bigger.

WATCH: ‘You Ain’t Seen Excessive Force Yet!’: Cops Torture Handcuffed Man for No Reason

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

St. Paul, MN — When 24-year-old Terrell Wilson was arrested on April 13, 2016, he never thought an accusation of swiping someone’s cellphone at a night club would end up with him being held down by a half dozen officers—and savagely tortured—while in handcuffs. But that is exactly what happened. Now, after nearly three years, the disturbing video has been released and we’ve learned the fate of the cop who doled out most of the punishment.

Cops Recorded Brazenly Covering Up Camera to Hide Their Corruption

by Claire Bernish, The Free Thought Project:
1St. Louis, MO — St. Louis County Police have made headlines for highly questionable conduct on the job, as newly obtained public records reveal officers slacking en masse for cell phone time, sleeping on the clock, failing to perform required duties — including basic patrolling — and even taping over a security camera, in regular apparent attempts to conceal all of the aforementioned … if not more.

Documents, video, and other materials obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch catalogue a number of similar incidents in which police tasked with patrolling Metro stations and protecting commuters instead slacked off en masse behind closed doors — and, at least once, away from the camera’s watchful eye — even refusing to cooperate with transit officers.


by Ryan Gallagher and Henrik Moltke, The Intercept:

THE SECRETS ARE hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks – and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program.

Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities, The Intercept has identified an AT&T facility containing networking equipment that transports large quantities of internet traffic across the United States and the world. A body of evidence – including classified NSA documents, public records, and interviews with several former AT&T employees – indicates that the buildings are central to an NSA spying initiative that has for years monitored billions of emails, phone calls, and online chats passing across U.S. territory.

IBM, Amazon Agree to Step Back From Face Recognition. Where Is Microsoft?

by Matthew Guariglia, Activist Post:

Activism is working. Both on the streets as people protest to end racist and violent policing, and among civil liberties organizations who have been fighting the government’s use of harmful face surveillance technology. This week two major vendors of face surveillance technology announced that in light of recent protests against police brutality and racial injustice, they would be phasing out or pausing their sale of this technology to police.

New York COVID Compliance Authority Issue Subpoenas Requiring Forced Depositions With Contact Tracers…

from The Conservative Treehouse:

Comrades, the ministry of COVID compliance in New York has now been given permission to issue subpoenas requiring the general public to comply with COVID compliance contact tracers.  Any New Yorker who refuses to answer the interrogation questions by the COVID compliance police is now subject to arrest.

You do not have the right to remain silent, and everything you say will be guaranteed to be used against you as the state takes control over your life.

Google Isn’t Biased, Nor Do They Censor Conservative Voices – Just Ask Them

by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin:

Google Isn’t Biased, Nor Do They Censor Conservative Voices – Just Ask Them by Rory – The Daily Coin

Tucker Carlson, once again, one of very few voices in corporate media that speaks truth to power, addressed google censorship during his ongoing Tech Tyranny segment of the September 12 program. He aired a portion of the Breibart video where the google employees themselves explain to the world how they are leftist, so-called progressives that supported hillary’s bid for President.

The Brutal Truth About the CARNET: The Venezuelan Biometric ID Also Known as the Fatherland Card

by Daisy Luther and J. G. Martinez D., The Organic Prepper:

If you want a totalitarian regime, you have to take extra steps to control the populace. And that’s just what Venezuela has done with the advent of a biometric ID called Carnet, loosely translated as The Fatherland Card. Carnet is closely related to the dystopian Chinese social credit program and in fact, uses much of the same technology to track and spy on citizens.

And it’s been in the works for a long time.

How “Nothing to Hide” Leads to “Nowhere to Hide” – Why Privacy Matters in an Age of Tech Totalitarianism


from The Daily Bell:
Would you allow a government official into your bedroom on your honeymoon? Or let your mother-in-law hear and record every conversation that takes place in your home or car – especially disagreements with your husband or wife? Would you let a stranger sit in on your children’s playdates so that he could better understand how to entice them with candy or a doll?

Guess what? If you bring your phone with you everywhere, or engage with a whole-house robo helper such as Alexa or Echo or Siri or Google, you’re opening up every aspect of your life to government officials, snooping (possibly criminal) hackers, and advertisers targeting you, your spouse and your children.

The following is not a screed against technology. But it is a plea to consider what we’re giving up when we hand over privacy, wholesale, to people whom we can neither see nor hear… people whose motives we cannot fathom.

CBS: Researcher Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide Was Close To ‘Making Very Significant Findings’ Related To COVID-19

by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:

A molecular biologist at the University of Pittsburgh was found dead last weekend in what police believe was a murder-suicide, according to multiple reports.

Ross Township police discovered the body of Dr. Bing Liu, 37 in his home with gunshots to his head, neck, torso, and extremities, according to a statement from the department. A second man, identified as 46-year-old Hao Gu, was found dead in his vehicle from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to reports.