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The Darren Wilson Video They Don’t Want the Grand Jury To See

While there is no video of the Darren Wilson shooting Michael Brown unfortunately (mainly because Ferguson was to busy spending money on cool cop toys rather than dash cams and officer cams), there is another video of  what appears to be Darren Wilson threatening to arrest a man for exercising his First Amendment rights then Wilson lying about it on the police report.

So, if as it appears, that Officer Darren Wilson is willing to lie on a simple police report when there is really nothing on the line, what is Officer Wilson willing to lie about to a grand jury when his ass is on the line….

Get the full story and video at PhotographyIsNotACrime: Video Emerges of Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Arresting Man for Recording as Grand Jury Decision Nears

…In fact, Wilson admitted in his report that it was him, which you can read here, claiming that he told Arman he was allowed to record, but only arrested him after Arman stuck the the camera in his face and refused to cooperate with him regarding an investigation about abandoned cars in his front yard.

So the video not only shows he has no regard for citizens’ right to record him in public, it also shows he has no qualm about lying on police reports considering he had to walk about 20 feet to arrest him, stepping around a pile of junk to get to him. Nothing close to having an annoying camera stuck in his face….

 

 

Have You Committed Your 3 Felonies Today Yet?

threefeloniesThree Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent by Harvey A. Silverglate

Have you committed your three felonies today yet?  And don’t tell you me you didn’t or don’t do that.  You probably did!

Remember when a felony used to be a crime so heinous that it was supposed to be an act that separated you from the decent society? Well the Government doesn’t, if it ever did.

Don’t believe it? Think it can’t be true? Well wake up and smell and the roses!  We, as citizens, are less free than just about any time in out history, regardless of which party is in power.

Learn as Harvey A. Silverglate takes you through explosion of what is considered a “federal crime” in Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent.

The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior. The volume of federal crimes in recent decades has increased well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, handing federal prosecutors an additional trove of vague and exceedingly complex and technical prohibitions to stick on their hapless targets. The dangers spelled out in Three Felonies a Day do not apply solely to “white collar criminals,” state and local politicians, and professionals. No social class or profession is safe from this troubling form of social control by the executive branch, and nothing less than the integrity of our constitutional democracy hangs in the balance. – via Amazon.

Also see Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko for the explosion of police militarization.

Rise of the Warrior Cop, pre-order in paperback now available

riseofthewarriorcopA must read for any limited government, liberty minded individual.

Amazon: In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative shows how over a generation, a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the American public and the Constitution.

Praised by Anthony Romero, ExDir, ACLU; Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post; Ron Paul, former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate; and Glenn Greewald, constitutional lawyer, and columnist.

You really should order this NOW!  And follow Radley at The Washington Post.

Republicans for less government? Bullshit!

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 19-10 for H.R. 1981, a data-retention bill that will require your ISP to spy on everything you do online and save records of it for 12 months. California Rep Zoe Lofgren, one of the Democrats who opposed the bill, called it a “data bank of every digital act by every American” that would “let us find out where every single American visited Web sites.”  —-http://boingboing.net/2011/07/29/house-of-reps-passes-bill-requiring-your-isp-to-spy-on-every-click-and-keystroke-you-make-online-and-retain-for-12-months.html

Welcome to the Police State.  Of course they wrap it up in an innocent sounding title that makes the bill sound like something no reasonable person would oppose: the “Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011″, but creating a police state that records all your information on the internet is not the the best way to keep porn away from children.

And Republicans “claim” to be for limited government and defending the Constitution?  What a crock of shit.  It’s bills like this that prove my axiom that the only difference between Rs and Ds is which part of your life they want to control and what they want to spend our money on.

Follow the link to EFF to contact Rep asking them to kill this government surveillance and anti 1stA bill.