Author Archives: Joe from MassPrivateI

The ex-cop who killed Walter Scott is using his ‘Swiss cheese memory’ as a defense — and citing Jeff Sessions’ own memory lapses as an example

Business Insider – by Michelle Mark A former South Carolina police officer who faces sentencing next week for fatally shooting an unarmed black man is citing recent testimony from Attorney General Jeff Sessions as an example of how a person’s … Continue reading

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Atlanta Police Suddenly Enforce Old Law And Hand Out Tickets To People Feeding The Homeless

The Intercept – by Zaid Jilani EVERY SUNDAY, LIKE clockwork, activists Adele Maclean and Marlon Kautz distribute food to the homeless at a public park in Atlanta. But when they went out to deliver food the Sunday before Thanksgiving, taking part … Continue reading

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Man accidentally kills himself after taking the pin out of a grenade and then posing to take a photo with it

Daily Mail A Russian man has died after posing for a picture with a hand grenade after taking the pin out. Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chechik had sent an image to his friend showing himself holding the grenade moments before it detonated, … Continue reading

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Four camera surveillance PODS coming to a city near you

MassPrivateI Welcome to Police State America, where one camera surveillance system is never enough. Since 2003, law enforcement has been installing four camera Police Observation Devices or PODS as they are typically referred to; at intersections and buildings across the … Continue reading

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Judge Jeanine: Washington is a swamp in more ways than one

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Sheriff faces criticism over refusal to use body cameras

KOAT 7 News – by Megan Cruz ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County’s sheriff says his deputies will not wear body cameras because he can’t trust the media. He claims reporters would misconstrue the footage to unfairly criticize his officers. The American … Continue reading

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Another cheating scandal: APS police chief disciplines 17 officers, dispatcher

WSB TV ATLANTA – A tip from Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Richard Belcher has led to the discovery of more cheating at Atlanta Public Schools. This time it involves the district’s police department. Belcher says APS acknowledges that a quarter of its officers … Continue reading

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Macy’s Parade Security Used to Promote Surveillance and Police State

The Daily Bell – by Joe Jarvis I don’t watch the news often. But the news was playing at the family Thanksgiving gathering. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was on, and the newscasters were discussing the extreme security measures taken by … Continue reading

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How SWAT Team Expos Are Militarizing Police Departments Across the Country

In These Times – by Tara Tabassi Last week, the Florida SWAT Association hosted the “35th Annual SWAT Round-Up International Competition and Vendor Trade Show” in Orlando. The event brought together law enforcement and military personnel from around the world … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Taxpayer-Funded Addiction

New York Times The pharmaceutical industry was listed as one of the “Contributors to the Current Crisis” in the final report of President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The report cites decades of aggressive marketing and industry-sponsored … Continue reading

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DHS Has Used A Controversial Cell Phone–Tracking Device More Than 1,800 Times

Buzz Feed –  by Adolfo Flores A document obtained by BuzzFeed News shows the US Department of Homeland Security used secretive cell phone–tracking devices nationwide more than 1,800 times from 2013 to 2017. The information, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, … Continue reading

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This Is What Advertising Would Look Like If Corporations Actually Told The Truth

Truth Theory – by  Gavin Nascimento For more than a decade now, I’ve researched public relations, psychology, anthropology and mind control almost daily. And when you do this, you begin to see the world very differently.  

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Police are using DNA mugshots to arrest innocent people

MassPrivateI A recent Washington Times article, boasts that Texas law enforcement used predictive DNA imaging or ‘Phenotyping’ to guess what a suspect’s physical characteristics might be. This is not a joke, this is actually happening in police departments across the country. Parabon Nanolabs, claims … Continue reading

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NY Residents Forced To Install 230K Smart Meters

Record Online MIDDLETOWN – The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday approved Orange & Rockland’s plan to install smart electric meters and gas modules for every O&R electric service and gas customer in Orange and Sullivan counties beginning … Continue reading

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‘Drinking is a luxury’: Lawmakers could up Wyoming booze taxes

Billings Gazette – by Arno Rosenfeld New so-called “vice taxes” on cigarettes and alcohol have been one of the few popular taxes among Wyomingites. A poll last year found that 81 percent favored raising taxes on alcohol and 78 percent … Continue reading

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Lawsuit: Kane sergeant called asset forfeiture ‘tax-liberating gold mine’

Chicago Tribune An appeals court ruled a Kane County sergeant improperly prolonged a traffic stop from which authorities seized a car and more than $8,000 cash, and now the driver and passengers are suing the county and officers involved in … Continue reading

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How police union leaders make “the guilty innocent”

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License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

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Appeals Court’s Disturbing Ruling Jeopardizes Protections for Anonymous Speakers

EFF – by Aaron Mackey and Sophia Cope A federal appeals court has issued an alarming ruling that significantly erodes the Constitution’s protections for anonymous speakers—and simultaneously hands law enforcement a near unlimited power to unmask them. The Ninth Circuit’s … Continue reading

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Two Shelton officers fired, but won’t face criminal charges after beating homeless man

The News Tribune – by Walker Orenstein The Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Monday declined to press charges against two Shelton police officers who repeatedly struck, pepper sprayed and used a stun gun on a man who had been … Continue reading

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