wind generator pictureThe Kevdog – by Kevin Harris

Lately I’ve been spending a great deal of time working on ways to generate my own electricity. It isn’t a necessity for me yet, but someday being electrically self-sufficient could really come in handy. My interest started a while back when I stumbled upon a how-to article on building wind generators from treadmill motors and PVC pipe. It sounded easy enough, so I decided to try and design my own. This particular design can be built for $100-$150 if you are thrifty and can regularly generate 50-250 watts (considerably cheaper than a solar panel of similar power output). Here’s how I built it for those of you who are interested. Additionally, please check out my new frequently asked questions page for more information not discussed in detail here.   Continue reading “How I Built a Wind Generator in My Backyard for $150”

600-roundsCounter Current News

Police officers in the City of Stockton, California says its officers are not to blame for firing over 600 rounds into a disabled SUV, hitting an innocent hostage more than 10 times.

It all happened after armed bank robbery suspects took off in the SUV with a hostage. The police knew this much, but it didn’t cause them a moment’s pause when they unloaded magazine after magazine full of rounds into the vehicle, suspects and hostage.   Continue reading “Cops fire 600 rounds at bank robbers & kill only their hostage”

pregnantCounter Current News – by Reagan Ali

A new lawsuit, filed by a Georgia woman, claims that Albany police officers beat her so badly, and sat on her noticeably pregnant belly that it caused her to have a miscarriage.

Lawyers for Kenya Harris filed the case in federal court recently, according to Courthouse News. Harris explained that the incident happened when she went to the Albany Police Department back in May of 2011. She was there to pick up her son – a minor – after he had been arrested.   Continue reading “Cop Sits On Pregnant Woman’s Belly, Beats Her Until She Has Miscarriage”

GOA News

The concept of “constitutional carry” is simple:  An individual’s ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn’t depend on a “permit” from the government.

Currently, there are six states that allow permitless carry throughout all or most of their jurisdictions.   Continue reading “Constitutional Carry Bills Advancing from Coast-to-Coast”

20150210-074006-9832.jpgThe Hill – by Lydia Wheeler

State legislators around the country have introduced more than 200 bills aiming to nullify regulations and laws coming out of Washington, D.C., as they look to rein in the federal government.

The legislative onslaught, which includes bills targeting federal restrictions on firearms, experimental treatments and hemp, reflects growing discord between the states and Washington, state officials say.   Continue reading “States rise up against Washington”

Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist

Baltimore, MD — A Baltimore County police officer shot a 14-year-old boy Monday night while moonlighting as an apartment complex security guard.

Police said two security guards were working off-duty at the Woodridge apartment complex who were investigating reports of people inside apartments that were under construction.   Continue reading “Cop Points Gun at 14-yo Boy Playing on a Balcony, “Accidentally” Pulls Trigger, Shoots Him”

View image on TwitterFree Thought Project – by Jay Syrmopoulos

Nocona, Texas – An officer responding to a domestic disturbance at a North Texas residence, shot and killed off-duty sheriff’s deputy Larry Hostetter, 41, shortly after midnight.   Continue reading “So Far this Year, All Identified Cop Killers, Were Also Cops”

deaf-man-policeCounter Current News

The Tampa, Florida City Council voted on Thursday to pay $165,000 in a settlement for an excessive-force lawsuit. The suit was brought by a deaf man who was brutally beaten: punched, kicked and tasered by police nearly four years ago, simply because he did not hear police orders.

Jacob P. Cowie, 30, filed suit against the four Tampa officers in federal court due to the arrest that was caught on video at the 2010 Krewe of Sant’Yago Knight Parade. Naturally, police charged him with “disorderly conduct,” as they do against anyone they want to arrest who has committed no crime. That charge was later dropped, as video proved that he did nothing to warrant this trumped up charge.   Continue reading “Deaf Man Awarded $165,000 After Police Brutally Beat and Arrested Him For Not Hearing Them”

big bangPhys Org – by Lisa Zyga

The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.

The widely accepted age of the , as estimated by , is 13.8 billion years. In the beginning, everything in existence is thought to have occupied a single infinitely dense point, or . Only after this point began to expand in a “Big Bang” did the universe officially begin.   Continue reading “No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning”

00000000000000000000000000000000000Free Thought Project – by Cassandra Rules

Burlington, IA– On January 6, Burlington Police Department officer Jesse Hill shot and killed unarmed 34-year-old Autumn Mae Steele in front of her husband and their 4-year-old son.  The officer was supervising a domestic dispute when he deemed it necessary to shoot the family’s dog, Sammy, but shot Autumn instead.

Witnesses say the dog was being playful, but the officer “felt threatened” when the dog jumped on his back, so the officer pulled out and began shooting.  At some point, the officer slipped and fell as he was firing, and one of the bullets struck Steele in her chest.   Continue reading “After Cop Kills Woman In Front of her Husband and 4-year-old Son, Police Took the Family Dog Too”

police-jaywalkingCounter Current News – by Jackson Marciana

Christopher Vannote had been filming deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (scroll down for video). He followed the cops across the street to make sure he didn’t miss anything. The idea was to keep police accountable for their actions. If something was going to go down, Vannote wanted to have a record of it. And maybe, just maybe, being filmed would force the police to behave themselves.

But as he crossed the street, deputies told him not to walk up behind them because they “have guns.”   Continue reading “Man Tries To File Complaint Against Police Officer, Cop Follows Him and Cites Him For Jaywalking”

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An anonymous reader shared the content below, regarding a case in which a heavily armed SWAT Team was used by the Marion County Sheriff’s Outfit to enforce a minor traffic violation based on the political beliefs of Dustin Heathman, the individual accused of “committing” that victimless crime, via the Cop Block Submissions page. There is a support page on Facebook for Dustin where you can get more information and lend support.   Continue reading “SWAT Team Used For Arrest On Minor Offense Due To Political Beliefs”

Free Thought Project – by John Vibes

Roeland Park, KS — Recently in a number of US states, police have been writing people tickets for letting their cars warm up in the morning.

Not only are police extorting people for this common practice, but they have also been rummaging through people’s vehicles as a “demonstration” to show them how easily someone could steal their cars or belongings. Ironically the laws are said to be intended to prevent thieves from breaking into cars while the police are doing the job for them instead.   Continue reading “Police Promise to Extort, Kidnap, or Lock You in a Cage for Warming Up Your Car”

lapd-harassmentThe Free Thought Project – by Cassandra Rules

Sylmar, CA– John Flores IV was driving to work early on the morning of Jan. 20, when he alleges he was pulled over by an LAPD vehicle.  He says he was then kidnapped and assaulted.

Flores alleges that it is the same LASPD (Los Angeles School Police Department) officer that he had previously filed a civil suit against over multiple attacks during his freshman year in high school.

When Flores was pulled over on the 20th, he explains that he was instructed to lay on the hood of his car by LASPD officer Amirfar Zariett, who he immediately recognized.  He explains that he was then handcuffed and arrested without any explanation.    Continue reading “Man Claims He Was Kidnapped & Assaulted by Same Cop Who Beat & Harassed Him In High School”

3-6-guns-billKTVB 7 News – by Kim Fields

BOISE — A new bill introduced in the Statehouse would allow Idaho residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

But not everyone is on board.

No permit needed to carry concealed weapons. That’s the proposal. A handful of states have similar laws already on the books.   Continue reading “Idaho Bill to End Permit Requirement for Concealed Weapons Introduced”

The Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist

New York, NY — A common meme amongst those in the police accountability movement is that it is only a matter of time before an entirely innocent person crosses paths with the wrong cop and gets a hefty dose of police state USA.

All too often we hear the ridiculous statement from the apologist crowd saying, “If you don’t break the law, you have nothing to worry about.”

However, that statement couldn’t be further from the truth.   Continue reading “Devout Police Supporter has Change of Heart After Being Arrested by NYPD on Bogus Charge”