Friday, February 28, 2020

Bad Apple? Multiple Cops Arrested in Massive Conspiracy, Stealing Tens of Thousands from Taxpayers

by Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project:

A trio of state troopers has been arrested and charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay through fake tickets and false overtime logs.

Going far beyond simply cheating on their time cards, three Massachusetts State Troopers have been arrested and charged with embezzlement. According to the allegations brought against the troopers, they stole tens of thousands of dollars when they billed the state for overtime they either did not work or time they stole when they clocked out early.

The officers are Paul Cesan, Gary Herman, and David Wilson. In 2016, Cesan is believed to have embezzled $29,000, Herman $12,468, and Wilson $12,450, which amounts to a year’s salary for some hourly workers. Following the discovery, Cesan and Wilson resigned, and Herman was suspended.

NBC 10 in Boston reported:

Cop Arrested for Punching Autistic 14yo Boy in the Face, Repeatedly Smashing His Head Into a Wall

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

A Boston cop has been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly punching a 14-year-old autistic boy in the face and smashing his head into a wall multiple times.

Amesbury, MA — An Amesbury police officer was arrested on Tuesday and charged with crimes related to the alleged beating of a 14-year-old autistic boy.

According to the Essex District Attorney’s Office, officer Larry Bybee arrested on Tuesday and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a child—his own son. The court issued a restraining order against Bybee and he was ordered to stay away from his children, alcohol, and drugs during his arraignment.

New Body Cam Shows Vegas Police Cowered In Fear in Hallway as Paddock Slaughtered Dozens

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

Damning new video the Las Vegas police have been forced to release shows officers on scene but cowering in fear in the hallway as Paddock murders people below.

Las Vegas, NV — Sadly, the more information we receive from the worst mass shooting in modern American history, the less coverage it gets by the mainstream media. Damning footage contradicting official timelines and LVMPD documents have surfaced and they barely register as a blip on the media’s radar.

California Considering Creating Advisory Group For Fake News With Orwellian Bill

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

In an Orwellian move straight out of 1984, California has proposed a bill to consider creating a “fake news” advisory group in order to monitor information posted and spread on social media, CBS reported.

Senate Bill 1424 would require the California Attorney General to create an advisory committee by April 1st, 2019. Further, the council would need to consist of at least one person from the Department of Justice, representatives from social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars.

The advisory group would be required to study how false information is spread online and come up with a plan for social media platforms to fix the problem. The Attorney General would then need to present that plan to the Legislature by December 31st, 2019. The group would also need to come up with criteria establishing what is “fake news” and what is just biased information.

Three Glaring Examples Proving Snopes and the AP Have No Business Being Official ‘Fact Checkers’

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Snopes and the Associated Press have been given power over social media to define truth but they are often wrong and the consequences are grave.

Before the 2016 election, people freely chose their sources for information, had discussions about the veracity and accuracy of those sources if they chose to question them, and then formed opinions based on those discussions. Now, however, this choice and discussion is quickly fading away and is being replaced by a seeming ministry of truth made up of ostensibly objective media outlets like Politifact, Snopes, and the Associated Press.

Is The Government Using Spy Hubs In 8 AT&T Buildings Across The Country To Intercept Our Emails, Phone Calls And Text Messages?

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

It is supposed to be illegal for the NSA to spy on communications that are completely domestic, but that appears to be precisely what is happening. According to a brand new report from Ryan Gallagher and Henrik Moltke of the Intercept, NSA documents indicate that the NSA is systematically capturing our emails, our phone calls and our text messages at certain key strategic points on AT&T’s immensely powerful Internet network. There are only eight facilities that allow for direct access into AT&T’s “common backbone”, and thanks to leaked documents the Intercept was able to identify the exact location of each of those facilities

THE WIRETAP ROOMS

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.

Facebook Wants To Spy On You Via Hidden Inaudible TV Ad Messages

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Social media giant Facebook continues to ramp up the creepy factor. According to a recently filed patent, Facebook wants to spy on you by hiding inaudible messages in TV ads.

Facebook has filed a patent for a system that hides audio clips in TV commercials. These sounds would be so high-pitched that they are inaudible to human beings. They would then trigger your phone to record all the background noises in your home. The patent application is called “broadcast content view analysis based on ambient audio recording.”

WATCH: Cops Break Into Innocent Man’s Yard, Kill His Dog, Steal His Body, Then Urinate On His Plants

by Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project:

An innocent man couldn’t figure out what happened to his dog until he watched his surveillance footage and saw it was the cops who killed him and stole his body.

Dos Palos, CA – Dos Palos resident George Aguaristi filed a $1 million dollar suit in Merced County after authorities came onto his property without a warrant last month and the killed his 5-year-old pitbull, Samson. The entire ordeal was captured on surveillance cameras installed on the property.

WikiLeaks Compiles Database Of Public ICE Officials’ Information Searchable To Public After ICE And Other Police Caught Marrying Activists To Spy

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

The international organization widely known for leaking government information and giving transparency to corruption and corrupt politicians has just created a searchable database of public information on ICE officials.

This comes amid a public outcry of ICE aiding in the imprisonment of children in what has been deemed U.S. President Donald Trump’s “child internment camps” causing a separation of kids from migrant families.

Amazon Shareholders Call On Jeff Bezos To Stop Selling Facial “Rekognition” Software To Police

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

An astounding 20 groups of Amazon shareholders sent its CEO, Jeff Bezos, a letter urging him to stop selling the company’s face recognition software to law enforcement, CNN reported.

The software, called Rekognition, came under greater scrutiny last month when the ACLU published revealing internal documents related to its use by police. Numerous civil rights organizations co-signed a letter demanding Amazon stop assisting government surveillance, and several members of Congress have expressed concerns about the partnerships.

New York’s Constitution-Free Zone Leading to Warrantless Bus Searches and Detentions

by Joe Wright, Activist Post:

An increasing number of people are becoming exposed to the fact that they reside within a “Constitution-Free Zone,” as it has been dubbed by the ACLU for many years. In fact, it is estimated that 200 million people (2/3 of the populace) are likely to have their 4th Amendment protections completely disregarded by border patrol, as well as to encounter other routine violations unbecoming to a land of the free.

Nearly all of New York state, for example, lies within a 100-mile region that extends inward from all borders of the nation as shown in the image below.

Cops Caught Injecting Powerful Sedative They Classify As ‘Date Rape Drug’ into Dozens of Suspects

by John Vibes, The Free Thought Project:

Police were caught using a powerful tranquilizer to sedate restrained suspects who have not been charged with a crime.

 

A new report shows that police officers in Minneapolis have routinely ordered local EMS staff to sedate suspects with a powerful tranquilizer for the last three years, and in many of these cases, the suspect was not even charged with a crime.

Ketamine, the tranquilizer that is being used, has been popular in the club scene for years and has recently seen limited therapeutic research and use for a number of psychological ailments, including depression. Despite the fact that it is a “party drug,” Ketamine is an extremely strong dissociative, which can severely impair memory and make it difficult for people to move.

The Police State Takes A Giant Leap Towards Pre-Crime

by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin:

If you think we still have privacy rights or a 4th Amendment you are living in the past. Technology has moved past our individual rights and technology is now determining what day and time a crime will be committed in your neighborhood and produce a list of suspects that need to “questioned” prior to a crime being committed. Technological profiling.

Wearing a head cover that’s new to you? Well, it could mean you’re about to commit a crime. Show up in an area for the first time? Well, why are you there and what are you doing? Sounds like criminal activity to me.

You’re guilty for being human and simply living your life according to your beliefs. The police state will not allow you to be, nor it will it allow you to explore new areas, dress differently and if you do, you will categorized, profiled and a note added to your file for future reference.