Family Gets $750k After SWAT Raided Their Home, Killed Their Dog—Over Unpaid Utility Bill

Family Gets $750k After SWAT Raided Their Home, Killed Their Dog—Over Unpaid Utility Bill By Matt Agorist St. Louis, MO — Nothing says Police State USA quite like a SWAT team raiding a family home and killing their dog because they are unable to pay their gas bill. The woman whose dog was killed and home destroyed by SWAT officers is Angela Zorich, and her story about her police state experience will shock the conscience. After fighting the system for nearly 5 years, Zorich’s family is finally being compensated. According…

Read More

Watch as Good Cops Honor Oath to Constitution, Uphold Man’s Right to Film, Instead of Violating It

Watch as Good Cops Honor Oath to Constitution, Uphold Man’s Right to Film, Instead of Violating It By Matt Agorist Williamston, SC — Filming the police is entirely legal in every state. However, all too often, we will see police officers overstep their authority and arrest, attack, and assault innocent people for the constitutionally protected act of documenting their behavior in public. While the norm seems to be cops violating the rights of people for conducting what are now referred to as First Amendment Audits, when cops support a citizens right to…

Read More

Supreme Court Rules Cops Do NOT Need a Warrant to Draw Your Blood If You’re Unable to Consent

Supreme Court Rules Cops Do NOT Need a Warrant to Draw Your Blood If You’re Unable to Consent By Matt Agorist On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that police officers do not need your consent, nor do they need a warrant, to draw your blood—so long as you are unconscious—and police accuse you of being under the influence. The ruling on Thursday is in stark contrast to the previous precedent which stated that police do need a warrant to perform a blood test if the driver does not…

Read More

Police Officer Sees Homeless Man Trip On Shoes, Gives Him The Ones Off His Feet

Police Officer Sees Homeless Man Trip On Shoes, Gives Him The Ones Off His Feet By Amanda Froelich If you pay attention, you will notice that acts of kindness occur regularly all over the world. Sometimes, the good deeds go unnoticed. But every now and again, they are highlighted for the public to appreciate. This story is the latter. In mid-June, Officer Brian Zagorski of the Niles Police Department in Illinois saw a homeless man wearing tattered shoes with worn-out rubber soles. As the man walked down the street, he…

Read More

Instead of Ticketing Elderly Woman for Tall Grass, This Cop Mowed it For Her

Instead of Ticketing Elderly Woman for Tall Grass, This Cop Mowed it For Her By Matt Agorist Orono, MN — In case after case, the Free Thought Project has reported on countless incidents of police officers responding to welfare checks and killing or maiming the innocent recipients in the process. We’ve also reported on multiple incidents of the American police state targeting elderly people who are unable to mow their grass. However, what makes this case out of Orono, Minn. so unique is that this same scenario started just like…

Read More

Cancer Patient Sentenced to Prison for Buying THC Edibles as Treatment

Cancer Patient Sentenced to Prison for Buying THC Edibles as Treatment By Matt Agorist Chicago, IL — Thomas J. Franzen, 37, has never been arrested or committed a crime before he was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer that has spread to both his lungs and abdominal cavity last year. However, because government claims the authority to throw people in jail over a plant, Franzen’s self-medication process for his cancer has now landed him in prison—for the next four years. Last month, Franzen was forced to plead guilty in Kane…

Read More

More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide

More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide By Caitlin Johnstone The Australian Federal Police have conducted two raids on journalists and seized documents in purportedly unrelated incidents in the span of just two days. Yesterday the AFP raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst, seeking information related to her investigative report last year which exposed the fact that the Australian government has been discussing the possibility of giving itself unprecedented powers to spy on its own citizens. Today they raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting…

Read More

Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting

Parkland School Police Officer Arrested on 11 Charges Tied to Shooting By John Vibes A police officer who hid for nearly an hour at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last year while a horrible shooting took place just feet away, has been arrested for his negligence during the shooting. Former Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested this week and charged with seven counts of child neglect, three counts of culpable negligence, and one count of perjury. Peterson was the sole school resource officer on duty…

Read More

Police To Use TSA-Style Scanners To Spy On People In Public Places

Police To Use TSA-Style Scanners To Spy On People In Public Places By MassPrivateI TSA-style body scanners are coming to public spaces, and that should scare the hell out of everyone. If you thought the NYPD’s Z-Backscatter vans and police mini-Z’s were intrusive, you have not seen anything yet. Soon, nowhere will be safe from Big Brother’s prying eyes, as police prepare to use HEXWAVE to spy on people in public spaces.  Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune revealed that the Utah Attorney General and law enforcement are partnering with Liberty Defense,…

Read More

Law Enforcement’s National Threat Assessment Program Predicts If You Pose A Future Threat

Law Enforcement’s National Threat Assessment Program Predicts If You Pose A Future Threat By MassPrivateI It has been nearly two years, since I reported on the dangers of creating a law enforcement run Mental Health Assessment (MHA) program. In Texas, police officers use MHA’s to “screen” every person they have arrested for mental illness. But the TAPS Act, first introduced in January, would take law enforcement screenings to a whole new level. It would create a national threat assessment of children and adults. In the course of six months the Threat Assessment, Prevention…

Read More