Busted: CA Police Dept Used Self-Erasing “TigerText” Messaging App to Conceal Evidence

Busted: CA Police Dept Used Self-Erasing “TigerText” Messaging App to Conceal Evidence By Mac Slavo A police department in California has gotten busted for using a smartphone app that automatically and permanently deletes text messages, possibly (and probably) to hide incriminating evidence. From Al Jazeera: Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has discovered that a self-deleting messaging app called Tiger Text has been adopted by at least one US police department, which may have used it to share sensitive and potentially incriminating information that they wouldn’t want to be disclosed to a…

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Police Reveal Surveillance of Activists In Tweet About Recent Explosions, Then Commit Obstruction

Police Reveal Surveillance of Activists In Tweet About Recent Explosions, Then Commit Obstruction By Aaron Kesel The Massachusetts State Police shared the extent of damage of the gas explosion spreading across Merrimack Valley. But in the process they also shared a bookmarks folder at the top of the browser, which revealed they were spying on activists, Raw Story reported. The state police’s official Twitter account shared a picture of the screen showing the locations of 39 fires and explosions. The bookmarks raised eyebrows since they included online meeting places of several activist…

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Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Innocent Black People to Make Dept Look Like They Solved Crime

Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Innocent Black People to Make Dept Look Like They Solved Crime By Matt Agorist Miami, FL — Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano used to brag about solving 100 percent of the town’s crimes. However, this week he admitted to how he accomplished such an impossible feat — he framed innocent black people. A scathing report from the Miami Herald details that on multiple occasions, former chief Atesiano told his cops to target random black people and charge them with crimes in open cases so…

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City Replaced Corrupt Cops With Mimes Who Lowered Traffic Fatalities Far Better Than Tickets

City Replaced Corrupt Cops With Mimes Who Lowered Traffic Fatalities Far Better Than Tickets By John Vibes Despite the fact that our species has had many years to perfect how we travel in cars, fatality rates continue to rise and roads are just as dangerous as ever. Instead of trying something different, most governments throughout the world continue to double-down on their outdated and ineffective strategies, mostly involving extortion, which has done nothing to improve road safety. There are some areas where radical solutions have been attempted, and in many…

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Grand Jury Finds Police Were Complicit in Covering Up Massive Child Sex Ring in Catholic Church

Grand Jury Finds Police Were Complicit in Covering Up Massive Child Sex Ring in Catholic Church By Matt Agorist Philadelphia, PA — For those who have been keeping up with the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church that erupted late last month in Pennsylvania, many have been wondering how it was allowed to go on for so long without anyone getting charged or arrested. Now, we may have the answer—the police were complicit. During a grand jury report into the child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, the…

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City Kicked Out Their Cops and Politicians 7 Years Ago and Now They Have the Lowest Crime Rates in Mexico

City Kicked Out Their Cops and Politicians 7 Years Ago and Now They Have the Lowest Crime Rates in Mexico By Derrick Broze A town in Mexico recently celebrated seven years since kicking out the corrupt narco government and reverting back to an indigenous form of self-governance. In the town of Cherán, in Michoacán, Mexico, a system of traditional indigenous law-enforcement and accountability continues to guide the people. In early 2011, residents of Cherán created armed militias to fight off illegal logging and drug cartels in their community. The community…

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Man Arrested Because Riding a Bike Without a Bell On It Is Illegal in a Police State?

Man Arrested Because Riding a Bike Without a Bell On It Is Illegal in a Police State? By Matt Agorist Seaside Heights, NJ — A fairly worrisome video has been shared with the Free Thought Project this week purporting to show a man being arrested after police stopped him for riding a bike without a bell. The video, posted to Facebook by user A Dot Norwood, shows officers from the Seaside Heights police department temporarily detaining a man who was riding his bike. In the first brief video, the officers appear to…

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Criminalizing Childhood: School Safety Measures Aren’t Making the Schools Any Safer

Criminalizing Childhood: School Safety Measures Aren’t Making the Schools Any Safer By John W. Whitehead “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing to all-seeing electronic surveillance, the public schools of the twenty-first century reflect a society that has become fixated on crime, security and violence.”—Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes It used to be that if you…

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New Colorado Law Expands Asset Forfeiture Reforms

New Colorado Law Expands Asset Forfeiture Reforms By Michael Maharrey DENVER, Colo. (Sept. 1, 2018) – Today, a new Colorado law went into effect expanding asset forfeiture reporting requirements instituted last year.  Rep. Leslie Herod (D-Denver) sponsored House Bill 1020 (HB1020) on Jan. 10. The legislation expands asset forfeiture reporting requirements by redefining the agencies required to submit reports. Last year, Hickenlooper signed a bill into law that instituted extensive reporting requirements for any agency seizing property under the state’s asset forfeiture laws. It also took a big step toward closing a…

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Denver Police Who Arrested Journalist For Doing Her Job Won’t Face Charges

Denver Police Who Arrested Journalist For Doing Her Job Won’t Face Charges By Aaron Kesel The Colorado Independent’s editor, Susan Greene, was handcuffed and detained in July for attempting to photograph police as they responded to a call on a public sidewalk, Huffington Post reported. According to the Colorado Independent, Greene was driving along East Colfax Avenue near the Colorado State Capitol building on the afternoon of July 5th when she noticed Denver police surrounding a half-naked African American man sitting handcuffed on the sidewalk. So Greene stopped to see…

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