Instead of Kidnapping and Caging Drug Addicts, Police are Getting Them Help — And It’s Working

Instead of Kidnapping and Caging Drug Addicts, Police are Getting Them Help — And It’s Working By Matt Agorist Tuscon, AZ — In the land of the free, when most police officers catch individuals with substances deemed illegal by the government, they will extort, kidnap, cage, or kill those individuals. This is the standard operating procedure for police departments from coast to coast. Despite applying this process of extortion, kidnapping, caging, and killing for over five decades — known as the war on drugs — addiction and drug use have…

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Drug War-Addicted Cops Raid Hemp Farm, Bulldoze Struggling Farmer’s Million Dollar Crop

Drug War-Addicted Cops Raid Hemp Farm, Bulldoze Struggling Farmer’s Million Dollar Crop By Matt Agorist Because government is the antithesis to freedom, industrial hemp has been banned nationwide since 1937 ostensibly due to the plant’s similarities to marijuana. Many have speculated that this move was also due to the fact that cannabis is in direct competition with the pharmaceutical industry by providing far safer alternative treatments as well as directly competing with the petrochemical industry. However, all this changed in December 2018 after President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement…

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Atlanta Police Make Monumental Move, Disband Entire Drug Unit to Focus on Actual Crime

Atlanta Police Make Monumental Move, Disband Entire Drug Unit to Focus on Actual Crime By Matt Agorist Atlanta, GA — In one of the most revolutionary moves we’ve reported on to date, the Atlanta Police Department announced this week that they are disbanding their narcotics unit so they can fight actual violent crime. This move is both revolutionary and heartening and is another nail in the war on drugs’ coffin. According to a report from WSB-TV Atlanta, the massive change was confirmed on Tuesday. The department confirmed with WSB-TV reporter,…

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POLICE STATE: Cops Used A Loophole To STEAL Millions From People Who Committed NO Crime

POLICE STATE: Cops Used A Loophole To STEAL Millions From People Who Committed NO Crime By Mac Slavo Police officers in Missouri stole $2.6 million from drivers they knew had committed no crime.  The cops used a loophole in the federal government’s law to get away the theft. As part of a larger series on national asset forfeiture cases organized by the Pulitzer Center, St. Louis Public Radio reported that St. Charles County law enforcement coerced at least 39 unsuspecting motorists into signing over their assets in 2018. This won’t be widely…

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2019 Was a Bad Year for the “Only Cops Should Have Guns” Narrative

2019 Was a Bad Year for the “Only Cops Should Have Guns” Narrative By Ryan McMaken On December 29, an armed gunman entered the West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas and shot two members of the congregation. Within six seconds, a third member of the congregation drew a weapon and shot the gunman dead. The events were captured on live-streamed video, with the dramatic events — in the minds of many observers — highlighting the benefits of privately owned firearms as a defense against armed criminals. Moreover, the gunman,…

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Cops Proudly Brag About Terrorizing the Poor During Christmas with “Homeless Quilt”

Cops Proudly Brag About Terrorizing the Poor During Christmas with “Homeless Quilt” By Jack Burns Mobile, AL — Two Mobile panhandling prevention police officers made international headlines and drew criticism for their perceived insensitivity this Christmas. They fashioned what they called a “quilt” out of many of the panhandling signs they confiscated from the homeless. According to WKRG the controversy began last week when: A Mobile Police officer posted the picture to Facebook, in the post that accompanied the picture, the officer wrote in part, “Hope you enjoy our homeless…

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Smart Home Tech, Police, and Your Privacy: Year in Review 2019

Smart Home Tech, Police, and Your Privacy: Year in Review 2019 By Matthew Guariglia If 2019 confirmed anything, it is that we should not trust the microphones and cameras that large corporations sell us to put inside and near our homes. Thanks to the due diligence of reporters, public records requesters, and privacy researchers and activists, consumers have been learning more and more about how these “smart” home technologies can be hacked, exploited, or utilized by the police and other law enforcement agencies. Because many technologies that record audio and…

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State Supreme Court Sets Massive Precedent, Cops Can No Longer Ask Random Questions

State Supreme Court Sets Massive Precedent, Cops Can No Longer Ask Random Questions By Jack Burns As a result of an Oregon Supreme Court ruling, Oregonians will no longer be forced or feel compelled to answer random questions from police officers in an attempt to get citizens to incriminate themselves by consenting to a search of their vehicle or persons, for example. In other words, the Oregon State Supreme Court ruled if they pull you over for a faulty license plate light bulb, the officers must then keep their questioning…

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“Monstrous”: Canadian Police Prepared to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders, Documents Show

“Monstrous”: Canadian Police Prepared to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders, Documents Show By Jessica Corbett In an exclusive report Friday that outraged human rights advocates worldwide, The Guardian revealed that Canadian police wanted snipers on standby for a January 2019 crackdown on Indigenous land defenders who were blocking construction of a natural gas pipeline through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. The Guardian reported on official records—documents as well as audio and video content—reviewed by the newspaper related to the police “invasion” that led to 14 arrests: Notes from a strategy session for a militarized raid on ancestral lands of the Wet’suwet’en nation show that…

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Genetic Genealogy Company GEDmatch Acquired by Company With Ties to FBI & Law Enforcement—Why You Should Be Worried

Genetic Genealogy Company GEDmatch Acquired by Company With Ties to FBI & Law Enforcement—Why You Should Be Worried By Jennifer Lynch This week, GEDmatch, a genetic genealogy company that gained notoriety for giving law enforcement access to its customers’ DNA data, quietly informed its users it is now operated by Verogen, Inc., a company expressly formed two years ago to market “next-generation [DNA] sequencing” technology to crime labs. What this means for GEDmatch’s 1.3 million users—and for the 60% of white Americans who share DNA with those users—remains to be…

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