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US President Barack Obama's military commissions opened Monday to consider two terror cases, including the trial of the last Western detainee at Guantanamo, Omar Khadr, who was arrested at age 15. Devon Chaffee says that a better course of action for Khadr would have been to try and rehabilitate him then send him to Guantanamo Bay.
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters was critical of the CIA and their cocaine smuggling which led to the Crack Epidemic. If Maxine Waters is to be thrown out of Congress, or end up in prison for what she is just accused of, why hasn’t Connecticut US Senator Chris Dodd been tried and imprisoned for what he has stolen, taken in bribes, and for the legislation that he put forth which was penned by banksters? Are only women and minority legislators, are pompous asses like Blago, or who are whistleblowers, the only ones who face being removed and ending up in prison? Is Maxine being retaliated against for exposing CIA crimes?
WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee on Monday announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against California Democrat Maxine Waters, including a charge that she requested federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock and had served on its board.
Waters, a 10-term representative from Los Angeles, has denied any wrongdoing and had urged the committee to come forth with details of the charges so that she can defend herself in a trial expected to take place this fall.
That trial would be the second handled by the ethics committee this fall. Another senior Democrat, former Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, faces 13 counts, including failing to disclose assets and income and delayed payment of federal taxes. With the election just three months away, Republicans have pounced on the two cases as indications of Democrats failing to live up to promises to end corruption in Washington. [source]
Stated very simply, to fund the Nicaragua Contra army, the Central Intelligence Agency imported and helped distribute Cocaine produced in Nicaragua into America. This massive infusion of cocaine created the crack epidemic of the 1980s. It resulted in a generation of black men dying or being incarcerated for an irrational amount of time due to racist sentencing laws for possession of crack cocaine.
Paul Jay interviews Carol Rosenberg (Video below) of McClatchy Newspapers The Miami Herald. The Pentagon has taken exception with Sergeant Joshua Claus being identified by name, instead of being referred to as, “Interrogator 1”.
Is the US in the business of torturing foreign children? Was a child threatened with homosexual prison gang rape while in custody at Gitmo? Was waterboarding used? Is using sleep deprivation, torture, and ignoring international law, the “New US”? Why should anyone be continuously interrogated a hundred times on the same subject? Anyone asked enough times, over and over, without rest is going to say anything that the interrogator/torture artist wants said. So, who is to believe anything that is rendered through such abuse and torture? If a child has suffered being shot, blown up with nearby 500 pound bombs, and after allegedly receiving electric shock treatments, does he really know what he did, or didn’t do? Never mind that this enemy combatant suspect is child, is this how the US can get away with treating Canadians?
Is this more proof that even more American officials are guilty of war crimes, not some child caught in their net?
What America exports for torture and abuse gets imported back into America when these psychopaths, paid US tax dollars to commit heinous acts, return home to America.
Juries in the US are often rigged using judges. Are the real terrorists working as US government contractors and officials afraid of having their crimes exposed by having trials? Why should crimes be created after the fact using secret detentions and military tribunals? Is the US becoming more of a police state citizen abuser than the USSR ever was?
Is anyone who resists illegal US occupation or fights back against US Troops in a war zone now guilty of "war crimes" in the eyes of the US Government to be prosecuted US kangaroo court style?
(Part 1 of 2) Whistleblower Clint Curtis spills the beans to journalist/blogger Brad Friedman (Bradblog.com) about the election fraud associated with George W. Bush's first presidential ballot. Beautifully shot, in a style described as "60-minutes-noir", Patty Sharaf's acclaimed film has been called the "Alfred Hitchcock of election fraud movies". Friedman pokes at the seamy side of democracy, uncovering the story of computer programmer Clint Curtis, who recounts being asked before the 2000 election by a prominent Florida legislator to create vote-rigging software for electronic voting machines. The vote-rigging scandal devolves into a murder mystery, with Friedman shaking down the facts. With electronic voting machine companies aggressively selling all over the globe, the implications for democracy worldwide are profound.
Murder, Spies and Voting Lies: Rigged elections exposed
Video of incident at bottom of post. If you slide the video slide to about the end you'll get the 3 seconds, or so, of "the offense".
Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle. Then Graber put the video — which could put the officer in a bad light — up on YouTube.
It doesn't sound like much. But Graber is not the only person being slapped down by the long arm of the law for the simple act of videotaping the police in a public place. Prosecutors across the U.S. claim the videotaping violates wiretap laws — a stretch, to put it mildly.
These days, it's not hard to see why police are wary of being filmed. In 1991, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) beating of Rodney King was captured on video by a private citizen. It was shown repeatedly on television and caused a national uproar. As a result, four LAPD officers were put on trial, and when they were not convicted, riots broke out, leaving more than 50 people dead and thousands injured (two officers were later convicted on federal civil rights charges). (See TIME's special: "15 Years After Rodney King.")
More recently, a New York Police Department officer was thrown off the force — and convicted of filing a false report — because of a video of his actions at a bicycle rally in Times Square. The officer can plainly be seen going up to a man on a bike and shoving him to the ground. The officer claimed the cyclist was trying to collide with him, and in the past, it might have been hard to disprove the police account. But this time there was an amateur video of the encounter — which quickly became an Internet sensation, viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube alone. (Read about the hidden side of the NYPD.)
In the Graber case, the trooper also apparently had reason to want to keep his actions off the Internet. He cut Graber off in an unmarked vehicle, approached Graber in plain clothes and yelled while brandishing a gun before identifying himself as a trooper. (Comment on this story.)
Back when King was beaten, it was unusual for bystanders to have video cameras. But today, everyone is a moviemaker. Lots of people carry video cameras in their pockets, on iPhones, BlackBerrys and even their MP3 players. They also have an easy distribution system: the Internet. A video can get millions of viewers worldwide if it goes viral, bouncing from blog to blog, e-mail to e-mail, and Facebook friend to Facebook friend. (See photos from inside Facebook's headquarters.)
No wonder, then, that civil rights groups have embraced amateur videos. Last year, the NAACP announced an initiative in which it encouraged ordinary citizens to tape police misconduct with their cell phones and send the videos to the group's website, www.naacp.org.
Law enforcement is fighting back. In the case of Graber — a young husband and father who had never been arrested — the police searched his residence and seized computers. Graber spent 26 hours in jail even before facing the wiretapping charges that could conceivably put him away for 16 years. (It is hard to believe he will actually get anything like that, however. One point on his side: the Maryland attorney general's office recently gave its opinion that a court would likely find that the wiretap law does not apply to traffic stops.)
Last year, Sharron Tasha Ford was arrested in Florida for videotaping an encounter between the police and her son on a public sidewalk. She was never prosecuted, but in June, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida sued the city of Boynton Beach on her behalf, claiming false arrest and violation of her First Amendment rights.
The legal argument prosecutors rely on in police video cases is thin. They say the audio aspect of the videos violates wiretap laws because, in some states, both parties to a conversation must consent to having a private conversation recorded. The hole in their argument is the word "private." A police officer arresting or questioning someone on a highway or street is not having a private conversation. He is engaging in a public act.
Even if these cases do not hold up in court, the police can do a lot of damage just by threatening to arrest and prosecute people. "We see a fair amount of intimidation — police saying, 'You can't do that. It's illegal,'" says Christopher Calabrese, a lawyer with the ACLU's Washington office. It discourages people from filming, he says, even when they have the right to film.
Ford was not deterred. According to her account, even when the police threatened her with arrest, she refused to turn off her video camera, telling her son not to worry because "it's all on video" and "let them be who they continue to be."
The police then grabbed her, she said, took her camera and drove her off to the police station for booking.
Most people are not so game for a fight with the police. They just stop filming. These are the cases no one finds out about, in which there is no arrest or prosecution, but the public's freedoms have nevertheless been eroded.
Ford was right to insist on her right to videotape police actions that occur in public, and others should too. If the police are doing their jobs properly, they should have nothing to worry about.
Cohen, a lawyer, is a former TIME writer and a former member of the New York Times editorial board
Only tool for justice against police, a video camera
In Massachusetts any videotaping of police, if you're caught, can result in your arrest. Videotaping police brutality and misconduct is illegal, but if cops perpetrate these crimes the only evidence that stands up is video. It is dangerous to let police video us at will, when we can't even document crimes committed by them.
When you make a police misconduct complaint, in most states, it is to the next ranking officer from the same department! In Connecticut the policy for making a police misconduct complaint is "Arrest and discredit". Officers will commit fraud claiming to have worked overtime. When caught, officers don't have to pay it back, aren't fired for committing felony theft and fraud. Homeland Security federal tax dollars are being stolen. Documenting felony theft and fraud of officers is a crime, but the officers committing crimes aren't punished. Officers conducting illegal searches aren't punished, complaining about it, or videotaping it is.
I complained about Connecticut State Police Officers having improper relationships with underage prostitutes to elected officials in Stafford Springs, CT. I dared not use video cameras to document statutory rape by the officers fearing I'd be arrested, have to serve time, and have to register as a sex offender just for having evidence in my possession of their crimes. But soon after, I got a year in prison for resisting being mugged on my property after I had lodged a police misconduct complaint.
Maryland Man Could Face 16 Years in Jail for Videotaping Traffic Stop
A twenty-five-year-old staff sergeant for the Maryland Air National Guard is facing up to sixteen years in prison for uploading a video on YouTube that showed an undercover police officer pulling a gun on him during a traffic stop. Anthony Graber was initially ticketed for speeding, but once he posted the video, the state charged him with four felonies, including violating Maryland's wiretap law. State police officers also raided Graber's parents' home and confiscated his camera, computers and external hard drives. Graber is one of many Americans facing possible jail time for videotaping police activity. Last week Democratic Congressman Edolphus Towns of New York introduced a non-binding resolution calling for the protection of citizens who videotape cops in public from getting arrested on state wiretapping charges.
Maryland State Police stopped Anthony Graber for speeding on I-95 at a reported 100 mph -- while popping a wheelie on his sport bike. The traffic stop got a little weird when the officer, dressed in plain clothes and driving an unmarked car, busted out of the driver's door with a drawn handgun. The officer rushed over, grabbed the front of the bike and ordered Graber to get off the motorcycle before identifying himself as a State Police officer and holstering the weapon.
RTamerica Clip 11th of June 2010
Man Gets Arrested, Posts Video of Plainclothed Officer on You Tube, Gets Raided
Videotape police, who videotape you constantly, and get a SWAT team busting down your door! In recent months, there have been several cases of citizens being arrested for recording police activity, in clearly public areas. Of course, law enforcement and the courts constantly proclaim that in public, you have no perception of privacy. Which is why we can't leave our homes without the expectation of being videotaped dozens of times by cameras, public and private. The defendant in this case clearly deserved to be stopped and apprehended, pulling reckless maneuvers in traffic, and riding his motorcycle 120 mph. However, having been taping his own motorcycle stunts, he captured the plainclothes officer cutting him off and wielding a gun, and decided to post it on YouTube. Soon after, the Maryland State Police raided his home and took his computers and recording equipment. This type of double standard is truly dangerous for our liberties. If law enforcement, even if videotaped when committing crime themselves, can simply arrest the citizen taping them, we are in serious tyranny. Either there is a perception of privacy, or there is not. Laws must apply for everyone equally. This is indicative of the problem with America. Politicians write laws, and exempt themselves! They increase taxes, and don't bother to pay them! Once again, the Maryland State Police are unapologetic, and insist they are only enforcing the law. If police have no code of conduct, no way to ensure accountability, then they become just another gang infesting our streets. We need some serious reforms quickly.
Video aired June 16, 2010 WUSA CBS9
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Arrested for video taping the police (Massachusetts State Police)
When citizens are brutally beaten by police, they are often charged with assault in the police officer after being brought to the hospital. The only defense against such police brutality and misconduct is a video camera, or their collective lies, false report, and perjury stand. Citizens can spend years in prison, or even decades, just for having taken a police beating, and then complaining about it.
Officers caught beating student on video had blamed injuries on their horses (RETARDS) Three Maryland police officers were caught beating an unarmed student following post-basketball game revelry in a videotape released Monday.
The incident, recorded in part by another student Mar. 3 following a Maryland basketball victory, shows several officers in riot gear beating the student with batons. The officers deliver roughly a dozen blows as the student crumples to the ground.
John McKenna, 21, was subsequently charged with "felonies on suspicion of assaulting officers on horseback and their mounts," but prosecutors dropped charges Monday as the video was released.
"The video shows the charging documents were nothing more than a cover, a fairy tale they made up to cover for the officers' misconduct," Christopher A. Griffiths, a lawyer for the student, told the Washington Post. "The video shows gratuitous violence against a defenseless individual."
The Post notes that the beating "occurred March 3 near the university's College Park campus after the Maryland men's basketball team defeated Duke. After the game, students took to the streets to celebrate. Twenty-eight people were arrested or cited, sparking a debate between police and students over how and when it is appropriate to break up a group of revelers." The video shows McKenna on the sidewalk as he skips and throws his arms in the air. He stops about five feet from an officer on horseback, the video shows. In the video, McKenna's arms appear to be in front of him, but he does not appear to touch the officer or the horse. His hands are empty. McKenna backs up, then two county police riot officers rush toward him from the street, the video shows. The officers slam McKenna against a wall and beat him with their batons. McKenna crumples to the ground. As McKenna falls, a third county police riot officer strikes his legs and torso with his baton. The video shows the officers striking an unresisting McKenna about the head, torso and legs -- more than a dozen blows in all.
Other riot police officers on horseback who are captured on tape don't intervene as the student is beaten to the ground.
In charging the student, police initially said McKenna and another student "provoked the beating" by attacking the mounted officers. The Post reports that the charging documents asserted that the horses, rather than the officers, had injured McKenna -- a claim impossible to defend once the video of the incident went public.
An ABC News affiliate reported Tuesday that one of the officers has been suspended and several others could be fired.
"Some of these characters ought to go to jail," McKenna's family said in a statement to ABC. "Some ought to merely be booted off the force, and the remainder should be properly trained to discover that force is not always necessary, and brutality is always wrong."
The Post has more details here.
This video is from The Washington Post, broadcast April 12, 2010.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been altered from its original version. It was expanded to provide more detail about the incident.
“The answer to 1984 is 1776” – Alex Jones program intro
“There is a war on for your mind”
Is Alex Jones trying to inspire a mass uprising of the American public? He has millions of listeners to his radio programs and there are worldwide fans. Or, is Alex Jones a government shill? There are two defined sides. Either Alex Jones should be prosecuted for knowingly disseminating false information to incite national and worldwide riots, or on the other hand, he’s exposing the treason of government to get a population to fight back. Who is committing treason, and who should the people rise up to act for, or against?
Alex Jones is launching a new campaign to inform the public about the toxic chemical fluoride being added to tap water across the country. While EPA scientists and workers are calling for an end to water fluoridation, the government is doing everything in its power to continue and even increase the amount of toxic chemicals being added to public water supplies.
While sodium fluoride is commonly used as a rat poison, globalists and eugenicists have decided to add it to water supplies with the message to the public being that it is good for teeth, despite warnings from the ADA stating that young children risk a disease called dental fluorosis. The Guardian reported that fluoride water can also cause cancer.
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The flyer listed above is a tool that can be used to get the message out about this serious crime against the people. Fluoride is a toxic poison that has known serious side effects. Spread the word. Post this flyer in legal, easily visible locations. Pass it out to friends, family, and people you meet.
Fluoride being artifically added to drinking water in India is causing blindness and deformities amongst children.
Christopher Bryson's widely acclaimed book The Fluoride Deception includes dozens of peer-reviewed studies showing that sodium fluoride is a deadly neurotoxin that attacks the central nervous system and leads to a multitude of serious health problems. This fact has been covered up by a collusion of government and industry who have reaped financial windfalls while illegally mass medicating the public against their will.
Perhaps the most notable study was conducted by Dr. Phyllis Mullenix Ph.D., a highly respected pharmacologist and toxicologist, who in a 1995 Forsyth Research Institute study found that rats who had fluoride added to their diet exhibited abnormal behavioral traits.
A 2008 Scientific American report concluded that "Scientific attitudes toward fluoridation may be starting to shift" as new evidence emerged of the poison's link to disorders affecting teeth, bones, the brain and the thyroid gland, as well as lowering IQ.
"Today almost 60 percent of the U.S. population drinks fluoridated water, including residents of 46 of the nation's 50 largest cities," reported Scientific American's Dan Fagin, an award-wining environmental reporter and Director of New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.
The Scientific American study "Concluded that fluoride can subtly alter endocrine function, especially in the thyroid — the gland that produces hormones regulating growth and metabolism."
The report also notes that "a series of epidemiological studies in China have associated high fluoride exposures with lower IQ."
"Epidemiological studies and tests on lab animals suggest that high fluoride exposure increases the risk of bone fracture, especially in vulnerable populations such as the elderly and diabetics," writes Fagin.
Fagin interviewed Steven Levy, director of the Iowa Fluoride Study which tracked about 700 Iowa children for sixteen years. Nine-year-old "Iowa children who lived in communities where the water was fluoridated were 50 percent more likely to have mild fluorosis... than [nine-year-old] children living in nonfluoridated areas of the state," writes Fagin.
The study adds to a growing literature of shocking scientific studies proving fluoride's link with all manner of health defects, even as governments in the west, including the UK, make plans to mass medicate the population against their will with this deadly toxin. Most Americans already drink artificially fluoridated water.
In 2005, a study conducted at the Harvard School of Dental Health found that fluoride in tap water directly contributes to causing bone cancer in young boys.
"New American research suggests that boys exposed to fluoride between the ages of five and 10 will suffer an increased rate of osteosarcoma -- bone cancer -- between the ages of 10 and 19," according to a London Observer article about the study.
Based on the findings of the study, the respected Environmental Working Group lobbied to have fluoride in tap water be added to the US government's classified list of substances known or anticipated to cause cancer in humans.
With courts, it is not whether you are guilty or innocent, it is about revenue collection and winning cases, regardless of the facts. Probably the number one tool for revenge and retaliation is to falsely accuse an individual of child sexual abuse or rape ruins the accused forever even in the rare instance of being found innocent.
A “good” prosecutor will feel euphoria for having put an innocent defendant in prison for as long as possible. His, or her, skills are called into play for winning, not about what is right. Prosecutors and police have almost unlimited power and access to financing. Judges have been caught time after time taking bribes to put citizens, and even children, in jail regardless of their innocence or guilt. States receive federal dollars based on how many citizens are processed in courts and put in prison.
Taking away children from good parents is another way States can rake in the Federal Tax Dollars. There are zero tools through the system to correct its mistakes or their crimes against humanity. That should change.
A story of how power can corrupt and jeopardize civil rights. Especially relevant in the context of the past 8 years of George W Bush.
This blogger was blacklisted and suffered the public corruption, police misconduct, and kangaroo courts the US is daily getting more world infamous for.
After contacting Connecticut US Senator Chris Dodd’s office, I was threatened by police. I found out from one of their police informants, Barbara Sattal, that I was a target for arrest. She was offered a reward to encourage me to drink at a bar then drive. I would then be pulled over and beaten up by Connecticut State Police Troopers and drugs planted in my vehicle. I would then be charged with drunk driving, assaulting a police officer, and drug possession. The purpose was to shut me up, drive me to suicide, or 15 years in prison so I would lose my family, contracting/painting business, home, rental properties fixed up from a boarded up condition, and sum total of my life. Police Officers were bragging that "Big Mouth was going to be taught a lesson," that I was kicked out of Connecticut, and that I would go to prison even before my false arrest.
I found out about the police plan, before the set up attempt. So, another was hatched, a retired Enfield Connecticut Dog Officer kept flooding my rental property basement with sewage so I could be railroaded to prison for 6 months for causing a health hazard. That plan didn’t work because the Somers Connecticut Sewer Manager refused to act illegally and broke ranks, so that plan fell through. Then Connecticut State Police Officers were trying to encourage police informants and a woman on probation to make false sexual accusations, so I could be false labeled a sex offender and do jail time. That plan failed. So, two felon druggie police informants staked out my two rental properties threatening me and trying to attack me when I came home from work. The one time I was not able to run from my vehicle, keys in hand from my vehicle, unlock my door, a rush inside, I was arrested by State Police for resisting being mugged by one of the police informants. I got a year in prison for that “offense”. At the same time a man with a criminal history who raped a 3 year old got no jail time and was not labeled a sex offender. So, I believe the system is fixed, corrupt, and needs to be fixed and monitored.