Sunday, September 22, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Cop Caught on Video Holding Man at Gunpoint for Filming on His Own Property

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by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

San Antonio, TX — Filming the police is entirely legal in every state. However, all too often, we will see police officers overstep their authority and arrest, attack, and assault innocent people for the constitutionally protected act of documenting their behavior in public. An exclusive video submitted to the Free Thought Project this week shows just how dangerous a cop’s ignorance of the law can be.

The video below is disturbing for many reasons. However, the fact that it is part of a trend that seems to be growing is perhaps the most disturbing aspect. In spite of police officers getting publicly chastised on YouTube and Facebook for attacking people for filming, they continue to do so—most of the time, with impunity.

The uncle of the young man in the video below reached out to TFTP with this video. He explains that his nephew had done nothing wrong and was merely filming a traffic stop—from his own property.

According to our source, his nephew pulled out his phone to record the stop which was happening just outside of his home. He began filming because he noticed the officers being rough with his friends.

It has been clearly established that all Americans have the right to record the police. For an officer of the law to remain willingly ignorant of this precedent is at best, dereliction of duty, and at worst, unlawful deprivation of rights. Either way, these cops were in the wrong.

As the video begins, the young man is standing on his own porch, filming the officers conducting a stop on his friends. When one of the officers sees him filming, he snaps.

In only a few seconds, the officer has his gun drawn and is allegedly committing aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. As he seemingly had no probable cause, nor any reason to pull his gun, this officer was entirely out of line.

Naturally, the officer claims that the man filming caused him to fear for his safety and this will undoubtedly be used to justify his actions if any litigation is brought against him.

“Come here!” the officer yells as he aims a pistol at a man whose only crime was allegedly filming.

Likely due to the fact that he has a pistol pointed at him, the man filming doesn’t immediately walk toward the cop who is threatening his life.

“What part of ‘come here’ don’t you understand!” yells the officer as he then physically moves the man filming up against the wall.

“Dude, we ain’t messin with y’all,” the cop says as he then grabs the camera from the man’s hand and proceeds to handcuff him.

“This is my home right here,” says the man filming.

“I don’t care,” replies the officer. “You don’t walk up on police like that.”

Although the video is brief, never do we see this man walk up on police, he is simply standing on his own property—filming. But this was irrelevant to this officer.

“Why are you going to do that to me? I am on my property,” asks the man.

“Shut up dude,” replies the cop.

“You don’t walk up on police officers like that,” the cop says again. However, as the video shows, that did not happen.

“I didn’t walk up, I was right here,” explains the man.

Once the officer realizes the camera is still rolling, he then grabs it and turns it off. The video ends here.

TFTP has reached out to the SAPD to inquire about this video. However, we have yet to receive any word back.

Below is an example of why there is such a divide between the police and the policed.

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TRUMP IS REVERSING THE BAN ON MILITARY GEAR FOR POLICE

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by Dawn Luger, The DailySheeple:

Concern about the increasing police state was ramped up when word spread that the Trump administration is going to reverse the ban on the transfer of surplus military gear to the police.

The new plan, outlined in documents obtained by USA Today, would roll back an Obama administration executive order that blocked armored vehicles, large-caliber weapons, ammunition, and other heavy equipment from being repurposed from foreign battlefields and used on America’s streets. A military and battlefield type response by the police in St. Louis three years ago after rioting prompted the ban.

But executive orders are fairly easily undone, and Donald Trump is planning to do just that. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to address the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation’s largest police union, and he will likely outline the program changes there later today. Sessions is onboard with a militarized police force to take out drug users and steal more money from civilians through the controversial civil asset forfeiture program.

The Trump administration’s action would restore “the full scope of a longstanding program for recycling surplus, life saving gear from the Department of Defense, along with restoring the full scope of grants used to purchase this type of equipment from other sources,” according to a administration summary of the new program recently circulated to some law enforcement groups. “Assets that would otherwise be scrapped can be repurposed to help state, local and tribal law enforcement better protect public safety and reduce crime.” Although militarized police protect only themselves and public safety is of no concern, it isn’t like the government cares about anyone. Police follow the orders of the government, so they will also get the protection while civilians may only comply.

The FOP and some other law enforcement groups have long been pressing for a reversal of the Obama administration policy, arguing that access to such equipment was needed, especially in cash-strapped communities, to better respond to local unrest.

Local access to the high-powered gear was put on national display in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri where armored vehicles and heavily-armed police clashed with protesters for days following the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white officer.The deployment of such equipment, President Obama argued at the time, cast the police as an “occupying force,” deepening a divide between law enforcement and a wary community.

 “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like they’re an occupying force, as opposed to a force that’s part of the community that’s protecting them and serving them,” Obama said in announcing the ban in 2015. –USA Today

For once, Obama pinpointed a problem, although it was just a symptom, of the larger issue of government control. The militarization of the police will divide the nation further (if that’s possible) and could end in more loss of life. Cops already are nothing more than order followers of the elite and offer terrible service. They also rarely face justice for the murders they commit. Now they will be armed to teeth while doing a disservice to everyone.

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CONGRESS QUIETLY PASSED A BILL ALLOWING WARRANTLESS SEARCHES OF HOMES IN 3 STATES AS MEDIA STAYS SILENT

by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

The bill states “In performing its duties, the Commission, through its Board or designated employees or agents, may: Enter upon the WMATA Rail System and, upon reasonable notice and a finding by the chief executive officer that a need exists, upon any lands, waters, and premises adjacent to the WMATA Rail System, including, without limitation, property owned or occupied by the federal government, for the purpose of making inspections, investigations, examinations, and testing as the Commission may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this MSC Compact, and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass.”

A BILL THAT WILL ALLOW HOMES TO BE SEARCHED WITHOUT A WARRANT WAS PASSED WITH OVERWHELMING SUPPORT BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT TRUMP—AND IT HAPPENED WITH NO MEDIA COVERAGE AND VERY LITTLE FANFARE.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Swamp never sleeps, and today’s story is proof of that. Congress, who can’t seem to overturn Obamacare, is able to pass with lightning speed and stealth a bill that allows warrantless search and seizure in homes located in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Sadly, President Trump signed this bill into law after its passage in Congress in absolute violation of the Fourth Amendment of our Constitution. Sadly, I do not think Trump is aware of the full implications of this bill now law, but that’s no excuse. Sad day for America.

On the surfaceHouse Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.”

“WHEREAS THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY, AN INTERSTATE COMPACT AGENCY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, AND THE STATE OF MARYLAND, PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EACH YEAR, THE SAFETY OF WHOM IS PARAMOUNT; WHEREAS AN EFFECTIVE AND SAFE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY SYSTEM IS ESSENTIAL TO THE COMMERCE AND PROSPERITY OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION; WHEREAS THE TRI-STATE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, CREATED BY A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AMONGST THESE 3 JURISDICTIONS, HAS PROVIDED SAFETY OVERSIGHT OF THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY.”

The proposal for a safety commission to act as a wing of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority may sound logical, when its power includes thing such as the ability to Adopt, revise, and distribute a written State Safety Oversight Program” and to “Review, approve, oversee, and enforce the adoption and implementation of WMATA’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan.” 

However, there is one major red flag buried within the text of the bill that stems from the list of “powers” given to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, and it violates one of the basic tenets of the U.S. Constitution.

“IN PERFORMING ITS DUTIES, THE COMMISSION, THROUGH ITS BOARD OR DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, MAY: ENTER UPON THE WMATA RAIL SYSTEM AND, UPON REASONABLE NOTICE AND A FINDING BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER THAT A NEED EXISTS, UPON ANY LANDS, WATERS, AND PREMISES ADJACENT TO THE WMATA RAIL SYSTEM, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PROPERTY OWNED OR OCCUPIED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING INSPECTIONS, INVESTIGATIONS, EXAMINATIONS, AND TESTING AS THE COMMISSION MAY DEEM NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS MSC COMPACT, AND SUCH ENTRY SHALL NOT BE DEEMED A TRESPASS.”

 

The text gives the Commission the authority to enter property near the Metro Rail System “without limitation” and without a warrant, for the purpose of “making inspections, investigations, examinations, and testing.”

This clearly goes against the Fourth Amendment, which states that Americans’ rights to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause.” 

When the bill was brought to a vote in the House of Representatives, there were only five Congressmen who voted against it: Representatives Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan; Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina; Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky; Alex Mooney, a Republican from West Virginia; and Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina.

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All sheeple citizens who want to receive government benefits must agree to be microchipped in the near future

by Jayson Veley, Natural News:

Late last month, it was reported that a Wisconsin company called Three Square Market was planning on surgically implanting microchips underneath the skin of its employees for convenience purposes. Three Square Market CEO Todd Westby told KSTP, the Twin Cities ABCaffiliate station, that the microchip implants are “the next big thing that’s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it.”

Westby explained that the microchip would be capable of doing a number of different things, from allowing people to purchase food in the break room by simply scanning their hand, to serving as an electronic key to open doors and access computers.

The microchips use Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) to function, which also happens to be the technology used when you pay for items using your iPhone or Android device.

“We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals,” said the Three Square Market CEO in a statement. “Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.”

But while Todd Westby may be enthusiastic about the use of this microchip technology in everyday life, thousands or even millions of others are no doubt concerned. The idea of implanting microchips underneath the skin in order to store information regarding your health and finances sounds like something straight out of George Orwell’s famous book 1984. Even if the chips do not have a GPS system and it’s impossible to track those that have them embedded underneath their skin, the overall concept is still unnerving. Americans are conditioned to embrace individual liberty, and microchip implants force them to embrace the exact opposite of that.

Noelle Chesley, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, believes that the use of microchips is only going to become more common in the not-so-distant future. “It will happen to everybody,” she explained. “But not this year, and not in 2018. Maybe not my generation, but certainly that of my kids.” (Related: Australia has become the first country to microchip its citizens.)

In fact, the idea of using microchips in order to track the financial situations of welfare recipients has already been suggested by one politician in Finland. According to Sputnik News, a member of Finland’s conservative Finn Party recently recommended implanting satellite-tracking chips inside of welfare recipients in response to news that some recipients continued to receive payments after leaving the country to fight for the Islamic State.

Pasi Maenranta, the politician who suggested the idea, argued on his Facebook page that in order to receive welfare payments from Kela, “one has to tell exact data about your location using your personal code, read by a satellite.” Maenranta also noted that it would be possible to implant microchips beneath the skin of all those traveling overseas “who for example receive medical welfare from Kela,” also known as the Social Insurance Institution.

But regardless of how good the intentions may be, there are still a lot of questions that must be answered before the people of our country and elsewhere embrace the use of surgically implanted microchips. Can they ever be turned off or removed? Who exactly will have access to your location should the microchip be equipped with GPS technology? And if the microchips contain personal information regarding health and finances, will it be possible for that information to be hacked and potentially sold by a third party?

If Americans are serious about holding on to our Fourth Amendment right to privacy, then these are questions that we should all demand be answered before more advancements in microchip technology are made.

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LA Metro Begins Pilot Program For Full Body Scanners Funded By Bill Gates

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by Nicholas West, Activist Post:

Once again it appears that airports are a test bed for nearly everything that will eventually trickle out into the general public.  Whether it’s TSA VIPR teams on trains, or the emergence of biometric ID, the continuous reinforcement of an imminent and pervasive threat has people scrambling to give up their freedom for their ever-elusive security.

Although airport body scanners have been much maligned for their negative health effects from millimeter wave technology, as well as their thoroughly intimate invasion of privacy, it’s not stopping Los Angeles from rolling out a pilot program of the $60,000-per-unit scanners which began on Wednesday. Subway officials aim to process up to 600 people per hour in the (currently) voluntary screening:

The machines use sensors to scan a person as they walk through, searching for firearms and explosive compounds, said Dave Sotero, a Metro spokesman. Passengers don’t need to unload laptops or take off their jackets or shoes as the radio waves scan them to detect anomalies.

“It is specifically designed to test for mass-casualty threats,” Sotero said. “The technology enables the system to locate on the body where there is a potential threat, and it appears on a video screen.”

Metro is conducting the pilot program to evaluate the accuracy and capacity of the portable machinesand determine if the scanners could become permanent fixtures in the Los Angeles transit system.

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This is actually a program that has been ramping up behind the scenes for quite a while. The company supplying the scanners, Evolv, made news nearly one year ago when it was revealed that Bill Gates was funding their start-up into the scanner space.

As the Guardian reported at the time, it was not only LA that was being zeroed in on, there are other locations where we can expect a possible roll-out.

A startup bankrolled by Bill Gates is about to conduct the first public trials of high-speed body scanners powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the Guardian can reveal.

According to documents filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Boston-based Evolv Technology is planning to test its system at Union Station in Washington DC, in Los Angeles’s Union Station metro and at Denver international airport.

Evolv uses the same millimetre-wave radio frequencies as the controversial, and painfully slow, body scanners now found at many airport security checkpoints. However, the new device can complete its scan in a fraction of second, using computer vision and machine learning to spot guns and bombs.

It is the speed of the system which is being touted as its greatest asset and, if true, will likely lead to widespread roll-out across transporation and other venues. Whereas people are accustomed to hours of travel time surrounding their airline visit; trains, buses and events need near-instantaneous processing to keep people docile enough to tolerate it.

Yet another bonus, as the Guardian notes, is the potential integration of biometrics which, as previously mentioned, is a trend that is gaining traction with new forms of security programs.

The scanner also has a camera that takes a photo of each person passing through, enabling facial recognition.

Because it promises to be faster and cheaper than existing millimetre-wave scanners, the new device could bring airport-level screening to venues that were previously difficult to secure.

The Guardian goes on to highlight a laundry list of potential issues with the new technology arising from “the chaos of the real world” such as false positives, potential lack of fine tuning for sophisticated weapons, and reverse engineering of scanners by terrorists who would know how to conceal dangerous items.

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Horrifying Dash Cam Shows Cops Strip Woman Naked & Rape Her on the Roadside

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by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Disturbing images from dash cam footage shows cops strip a college student nude and publicly rape her on the roadside in search of a plant.

Houston, TX — On Friday, TFTP reported that the officers responsible for the public rape of an innocent woman on the side of the road would not be charged. After hearing the news, the attorney for Charnesia Corley announced that they had dash cam video of this sexual assault and they promised to release it.

“Once the community sees this video, they’re going to be outraged, disgusted with what they see and the District Attorney’s Office stuck themselves right in the middle of this case,” Sam Cammack, Corley’s attorney said. Cammack was correct — the video is horrifying and serves as a testament to the immoral and tyrannical devastation the war on drugs leaves in its path.

“A 21-year-old African-American, female, college student, had never had any criminal history never been in trouble,” said Cammack. However, these officers couldn’t have cared less about Corley’s innocence.

As TFTP reported at the time, Corley was on her way to the store to get medicine for her sick mother in June of 2015 when she was detained by police for allegedly running a stop sign. Within minutes, this routine traffic stop turned into a waking nightmare as cops publicly raped her in search of a plant.

The incident was so horrific that the cops involved in the public rape were actually charged with official oppression. However, like most cops who get charged with a crime, this month, those charges were dropped.

As ABC 13 reports, a Harris County grand jury cleared William Strong and Ronaldine Pierre of official oppression last week. It was the second time the case against them had been presented. The first time, under the previous DA administration, a grand jury indicted the officers and former Sheriff Ron Hickman was furious.

Last week, as ABC 13 notes, the District Attorney’s Office took the cases to a second grand jury, who dismissed the charges. Court documents note the reason as “grand jury action.”

“They were already indicted and set for trial under the old administration and the new administration no bills them, finds a grand jury that will no bill them and they claim it’s based on new evidence,” Cammack said.

However, that ‘new evidence’ is nothing more than medical records the state always had, according to Cammack.

Both of the rapist deputies have kept their jobs in spite of the now dropped charges. Since they publicly raped Corley on the side of the road 2015, they’ve been collecting their paychecks.

As TFTP reported at the time, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Strong, the deputy who pulled Corley over asked her to step out of the vehicle after “smelling what he believed to be marijuana.”

“One of the officers on the tape, he was talking to a passenger who was already in custody in the officer’s car and you could hear him telling that individual ‘Oh we are going to find something, even if we have to put our hands on her’,” said Cammack.

“They then took Miss Corley and placed both ankles behind her ears spread eagle position and started to search for something in Miss Corley’s cavity in her vaginal area,” said Cammack.

The horrifying images show cops strip Corley nude on the side of the road and publicly rape her for over ten minutes — in search of a non-existent plant.

Because Corley didn’t immediately prostrate herself to be vaginally raped by a peace officer’s appendages in search of an illegal plant, the deputy charged her with resisting arrest.

Corley maintains that at no time did she ever consent to be raped by deputies.

“I felt like they sexually assaulted me. I really do. I felt disgusted, downgraded and humiliated,” Corley said.

According to Harris County Sheriff’s spokesperson, however, this stop was justified and the department did everything by the book. Also, the county prosecutor says nothing illegal happened either.

“No one in this office stands by the search the way it was conducted. No one condones that. No one thinks it’s appropriate. It should not have happened.

“However bad decisions, bad judgment may not rise the level of a criminal offense,”  Harris County prosecutor Natasha Sinclair.

When viewing the horrific images below, ask yourself what society would think about people — if they didn’t wear a uniform and a badge — who did this to a woman. Would anyone in their right mind claim that nothing criminal happened if the perpetrators weren’t cops?

Please share this article with your friends and family to help wake them up to this very real American Horror Story.

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Graphic Video Shows Cops Hold Down Handcuffed Teen, Torture Him With Taser—For Sleeping in Truck

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by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Georgia cops didn’t know they were being recorded as they held down a handcuffed teen and repeatedly tortured him with a taser—for sleeping.

Cherokee County, GA — The family of a teenager who was viciously assaulted for sleeping in his truck has filed a formal complaint against the Cherokee County Police Department after a disturbing video shows their handcuffed son being tortured by police with a taser.

“Please, please, I can’t breathe,” screamed Daniel Fruhling as Cherokee County Police Officers knelt on his back and repeatedly tasered him while he was face down and handcuffed.

Fruhling, 19, was found asleep in his pickup truck at 8 a.m. on August 1 by a woman who tried to wake him up. After being unsuccessful in her attempt to wake the teen, the woman called 911 for medical help. Instead of medical help, however, Fruhling quickly found himself on the receiving end of baton blows and 50,000-volt taser strikes.

“When the video first starts, the first thing you hear is the sound of taser…you’ve got a small young kid face down on the ground with handcuffs on his back with two Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies on his back…and you hear, ‘Please, please, I can’t breathe,’” attorney Kyle Koester described to CBS46 while watching the video.

While the video doesn’t capture the first part of the interaction, according to the police report — if we are to trust it — Fruhling would not get out of his truck, most likely because he was still passed out.

In an effort to get the teen out of the truck, police say they resorted to baton blows and a taser. Police said this force was necessary on the nonviolent barely conscious teen, according to the report, because there was a possibility he could’ve put the truck in gear.

Instead of simply reaching into the cab as Fruhling slept and removing the keys from the ignition, police decided to take advantage of a seemingly inebriated kid.

After they beat him into submission with batons and a taser and had him in handcuffs, this is where the video picks up. Fruhling is face down in the gravel — with his hands handcuffed behind his back — and police continue to deploy their taser in spite of Fruhling clearly pleading for his life.

Conveniently absent from the police report, however, was any mention of the taser strikes while Fruhling was on the ground in handcuffs. After all, why would police officers make any record of torturing a teen with a taser who was handcuffed with multiple officers on top of him?

“When you hear a child scream for help and all they continue to do is hurt him, it is very gut wrenching,” contended Jeanette McDonald, the boy’s mother.

While the family’s attorney chose to keep details of why the teen was sleeping confidential, he did give the following statement.

“This opioid epidemic is not something we can jail our way out of…there was no care or concern at all for his medical needs. It was purely an effort of law enforcement to make sure that they made and effectuated an arrest,” Koester asserted.

Even if this young man was high on opioids, the fact that he had enough common sense to pull over and not endanger any other lives on the road should be commended, not met with police violence. However, that is what he got.

Fruhling was charged with DUI, obstruction and public drunkenness.

CBS46 News

 

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Cops Busted Trying to Sell Innocent Elderly Woman’s Car After Telling Her They Needed it for Evidence

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by Rachel Blevins, The Free Thought Project:

After the woman finally got ahold of police and they could no longer sell her car in an auction, they still attempted to charge her for the impound fees—even though they insisted that they needed to hold the car as evidence.

Pueblo, Colorado – When an 80-year-old woman’s car was stolen in June, and then recovered by police, she had no idea that it would be stolen once again—but this time by the same group that claimed to be helping her get her car back in the first place.

The Ford Crown Victoria owned by Mary Antrim and her husband Clyde, was initially stolen from their residential neighborhood in Pueblo during a robbery on June 1, according to a report from KOAA News.

“I need my car for my doctors’ appointments that I have to go to,” Mrs. Antrim said. “That’s my transportation and I’m 80 years old and I’d like to have my car back so I can do what I have to do.” 

The car was discovered 45 miles away on June 5, after police responded to reports of an aggravated robbery at a Dillard’s in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Antrim told the local NBC affiliate that she was told her car was being impounded and was “on hold” while police fully investigated the robbery.

“They told me it was involved in a robbery and that it was being held for evidence and that’s all I was told,” Mrs. Antrim said. “I’ve called them every week to find out where the car is at and what’s going on with the car. No one has called me back.” 

After more than a month of calling and receiving no answers, Antrim said she began searching online, and she found out that not only were police not planning to return her car, they were planning to sell it in an auction!

“I was dumbfounded,” Antrim said. “I thought how in the world can the car go from being on hold for evidence and now it’s on hand and being ready to go to auction. I couldn’t believe that.” 

KOAA News reported that Colorado Springs Police “refused to address the situation on camera or provide a formal comment,” and instead claimed that they sent Mrs. Antrim a letter on July 7, which stated that “her vehicle was at the CSPD Impound Lot and charges have accumulated as a result of being impounded.”

The letter claimed that if Antrim did not claim the vehicle, it would be sold in an auction on Sept. 11. However, while Colorado Springs Police insisted the letter was mailed on July 7, KOAA News noted that it was not postmarked until July 11—the same day their reporters contacted the department.

Investigative reporters from KOAA also noted that while they “filed an open records request for any phone call records (if any) showing how many times Colorado Springs police or the CSPD Impound Lot called Mrs. Antrim about her vehicle prior to putting it on a September 2017 auction list,” they have yet to receive any information other than the formal notice that the request was “received.

As soon as Colorado Springs Police realized they wouldn’t get away with auctioning off Mrs. Antrim’s car without a fight, they still attempted to make a profit off of it by insisting that she needed to pay $178 for the fee to have the car impounded—something police insisted on in the first place.

However, KOAA News noted that this fee was the exact opposite of the policy Sgt. Garza mentioned over email, which stated, “It is the policy of the Colorado Springs Police Department that victims of crimes whose vehicles are towed as part of the criminal investigation will not be charged tow/impound storage fees while at the Impound facility.”

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Watch: Baltimore Cops Keep Accidentally Recording Themselves Planting Drugs on People

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by Everett Numbers, The Anti Media:

Officers planting evidence appear to be growing a tree of corruption at the Baltimore Police Department, as the second release of suspicious body camera footage in two weeks has led to more dropped drug charges.

On Tuesday evening, Baltimore defense attorney Josh Insley released BPD body camera footage showing officers apparently faking the recovery of drugs from a woman’s vehicle. The three videos led the Baltimore state attorney’s office to drop charges against Insley’s client, Shamere Collins, on Monday, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Insley plans to sue the police department to seek justice for Collins, 35, who was pulled over on November 29, 2016, when police say they observed what looked like a drug deal involving the passenger of her vehicle, according to the Sun.

None of the names of the seven officers who responded to the traffic stop have been released by the BPD. Two of those officers, however, have been suspended pending an internal affairs investigation, and other cases involving those two officers are also being delayed, the Sun reported.

The city’s public defender office described the video as showing “multiple officers working together to manufacture evidence,” according to the newspaper.

At one point in the recordings, after officers found nothing around the driver’s seat or in the rest of the vehicle, body cameras were turned off.

A half hour later when they were turned back on, a different officer appeared at the driver’s side of the car and passively asked, “Did anybody check this compartment?” while simultaneously leaning down and soon standing back up with a black plastic bag in hand.

The move was quick, but it’s unclear whether that was why none of the officers standing by responded to his question. Police also claimed that the officer who picked out the plastic bag had been conducting surveillance before the traffic stop and therefore knew better where to look.

“Oh here you go,” the officer then stated. “Oh yeah. That’s the weed smell right there.”

Body cam footage from earlier in the traffic stop showed a man who appeared to be the passenger being handcuffed as he told the officers, “You crooked. You set motherf***ers up. That’s what you do.”

What a generalization. Not all cops are crooked. But just in case, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis sent a reminder memo this week to all officers regarding body camera policy.

“In the event your body worn camera is not activated during the recovery of evidence, under no circumstances shall you attempt to recreate the recovery of evidence,” Davis wrote, according to the Sun.

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“I’LL KEEP DOING IT UNTIL I RUN OUT OF BATTERIES”: TENNESSEE SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES TORTURE INMATE WITH TASERS

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by Will Porter, The Daily Sheeple:

Three deputies from the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Department have been placed on administrative leave after several videos surfaced depicting the officers torturing an 18-year-old inmate in 2016.

The inmate, Jordan Elias Norris, now 19, has filed a civil rights lawsuit for his treatment at the hands of three deputies, who strapped Norris to a chair and shocked him dozens of times with a Taser stun device.

Norris’ lawsuit accuses “the deputies of deprivation of civil rights, citing the use of excessive force and failure to protect after he was repeatedly stunned with Tasers in the jail in November 2016,” according to the Tennessean. “He suffered more than 40 pairs of Taser burns, many of which are unaccounted for by authorities, the lawsuit states.” [Emphasis added]

The incident was caught on jail surveillance video, in which one deputy can be heard saying “I’ll keep doing it until I run out of batteries.”:

“I said ‘Jordan, what is that?’ It looked like he had the measles,” Norris’ step-father, William Chapman, told Channel 5 News, a local Tennessee news station. “And he said ‘that’s where they tased me.’ I could not wrap my mind around that.”

“I was actually giving the police the benefit of the doubt over my own child, because I’m thinking ‘He must have been fighting back; he must have been resisting,’” Chapman added.

Norris, however, could not have offered significant resistance the entire time he was tased, as the surveillance footage shows he was tied up in a restraint chair, unable to fight back.

“When I found out that he was actually strapped to a restraint chair, it was even more mind boggling, Chapman said. “It didn’t make any sense.”

The incident started after Norris, who was being held on marijuana and weapons charges, began “banging his head against the door” of his cell and was “combative with the other inmates,” according to an incident report issued by the sheriff’s department. Norris told the deputies he was feeling suicidal at the time.

After the deputies were unable to calm Norris, the incident report continues, he was removed from his cell and placed in a restraint chair. His family’s lawsuit alleges Norris was later treated to a second round of tasing after he was placed on suicide watch, still strapped into the chair.

“We think that the tapes speak for themselves,” defense attorney Ben Raybin said.

Norris was eventually taken to the hospital in a patrol car; video footage suggests he was in a confused mental state at the time. As a woman off-screen attempts to reassure him and explain what’s happening, Norris is heard saying “I’m going to get beat up.” He was taken to a mental health facility after attempting to escape from the patrol car.

Cheatham Country Sheriff Mike Breedlove has requested an independent investigation of the incident by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

“As Sheriff, I want our citizens to know that any inappropriate behavior that may have violated an individual’s rights will not be tolerated,” Breedlove said in a statement. “I have placed the employees involved on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted.”

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Facial Recognition ID Begins To Spread From Planes To Trains

by Nicholas West, Activist Post

The march continues to accelerate toward a future of biometric ID for all travel.

Regular readers might know that over the past several months I’ve been covering some disturbing developments at airports in the U.S. and internationally that seem to show an acceleration of the plan to use biometric identification in a variety of ways.

On May 19th I reported on a new program initiated by Delta Airlines at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport to have automated baggage kiosks for “priority customers” that will first scan a traveler’s passport, then their face in order to match identity to checked luggage. It was promoted as a “pilot program” that Delta launched to seek customer feedback in the hope that it could be rolled out more widely in the future. That program has now entered phase 2 at Reagan National Airport with biometric boarding passes for rewards members.

JetBlue stated they will “test facial- and fingerprint-recognition technology at two U.S. airports to replace boarding passes, building on industry efforts to increase security and ease passage through airports.”

These stories were smaller pieces to a larger puzzle that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is attempting to solve per federal mandate. CBP announced on June 15th that they would integrate government databases with a private company to speed up biometric processing.

Moreover, the Department of Homeland Security has made it clear that biometric ID will eventually be mandatory for foreign travel, saying that “the only way for an individual to ensure he or she is not subject to collection of biometric information when traveling internationally is to refrain from traveling.” That’s right, no opt-out, just stay home.

OK, so no worries – airline travel sucks these days anyway, right? And most people probably can’t even afford it. Well, like every method of incremental control, it doesn’t stop where it begins; it just keeps gaining speed as it heads down the proverbial slippery slope.

So here we go – the BBC is reporting on “How facial recognition could replace train tickets.”

A facial recognition system designed to replace the need for tickets on trains is being tested in the UK.

An early version that uses two near-infrared lights to help a single camera determine texture and orientation of each pixel it captures was shown to BBC Click.

The system, being developed by the Bristol Robotics Lab, is being partly funded by government and the private sector.

Researchers told the programme that they believe it will successfully identify passengers without the need for them to stop walking and could replace ticket gates.

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Terrifying Video Shows Cops Put Teen in a Restraint Chair, Torture Him with a Taser

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project

Ashland City, TN — A horrifying video was just released as part of a lawsuit on behalf of an 18-year-old man who was tasered over and over again while strapped in a restraining chair. The video looks like something out of a horror movie.

The nightmare for Jordan Norris began last year, in November, when a SWAT team raided his home because he was allegedly selling drugs. Selling willing people a substance they want to voluntarily ingest, however, in no way justified the treatment Norris would receive.

After Norris was arrested, he had somewhat of a mental breakdown and began banging his head against the cell door. So, police dragged him out of his cell and strapped him in a restraint chair.

In the extremely disturbing video, Cheatham County Sheriff’s Deputies are seen holding Norris down with a gag while another deputy sadistically and repeatedly deploys the taser. Naturally, Norris squirmed as 50,000 volts ran through his body. His movement seemed to provoke the deputies who responded with more taser strikes.

At one part in the video, you can hear a deputy tell Norris, “I’ll keep doing that until I run out of batteries.”

Norris said he remembered deputies asking him, “Do you want me to do it again? We got a whole bunch of batteries we can drain into you pretty much. We will do it over and over until we have no more.”

When Norris was released from prison, he was covered in burn marks from the taser. Somehow he made it through the torture without his heart stopping.

Willian Chapman, Norris’ stepfather, said he gave the police the benefit of the doubt when he saw his stepson’s wounds. He thought Norris must’ve been resisting in some way. However, once they saw the video, it was entirely clear that Norris was in no way resisting — as he was buckled down in a restraint chair.

“I said, ‘Jordan what is that?’ It looked like he had the measles. And he said, ‘That’s where they tased me.’ I could not wrap my head around that,” William Chapman said.

Chapman told News Channel 5 that he counted more than forty burns.

“I was actually giving the police benefit of the doubt over my own child because I was thinking he must have been fighting back, he must have been resisting,” Chapman said.

He was not.

“When I found that he was actually strapped to a restraint chair, it was even more mind boggling. It didn’t make any sense,” Chapman said.

When you watch the video below, you will likely agree with Chapman. What the deputies were doing to Norris with the taser did not make any sense at all. Why on earth would they choose to torture this young man repeatedly with a taser?

Thanks to a post on the sheriff’s department’s Facebook page, we now have a possible answer to that question. The sheriff had a personal vendetta against Norris and took to publicly taunting him.

In the Facebook post, the sheriff called Norris “a drug dealer by trade and on the fast track to live the thug Life.” The sheriff even noted that Norris “peed a little bit,” while being handled by SWAT.

Sheriff Mike Breedlove even stood by his Facebook comments, claiming that they normally make humorous posts after busting people for selling substances deemed illegal by the state.

After he refused to back down for taunting Norris, the sheriff went on to justify the sadistic actions of his deputies by stating that it was necessary. He said his deputies had to taser Norris over 40 times because he kept flinching.

In the video below, you will watch — what looks like a scene out of Nazi Germany — however, this is taking place right in our backyard. When police can claim that torturing a man, who is restrained in a chair, is justified, the time for radical change is long overdue.

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