University of California(Davis) has been reported to pay $175000 for this image to not appear when you search it on google

On November 18th, 2011, a peaceful protest was held in UC Davis. A branch of “Occupy Wallstreet”, Occupy UC Davis was intended to protest police violence on UC campuses. The police responded by hearing their concerns, agreeing and then pepper-sprayed the protesters. That’s right, they attacked students that were protesting the fact that they attack people. source

If you’re thinking “Oh man, someone got some compensation for this, right!?” Yup. Someone did. The cop. 

The stress of being the poor victim netted him a $38,000 in worker’s comp. 

That’s more than a lot of people make in a full year. source

UC Davis “Investigated” this. And the guy who conducted the investigation was a Police Chief William J. Bratton - Chairman of the private business that provides UC Davis’s security. SOMEHOW there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the officers involved in this incident. source

It just came out that UC Davis has paid $175,000+ to a private “Image Management firm”, who is putting all of that sweet, sweet dollar into manipulating Google’s search engines, as well as other networks, to make it a lot LOT harder to find reminders that this happened. Read that what-proper: 

They’re spending almost $200,000 of school funds to escape being remembered for this awful incident.

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So let’s take a stand. Let’s fight back against their attempts to censor the truth and avoid accountability for their awful, awful actions and violent corruption. I have before you a perfectly shareable image set, complete with sources and screenshots of proof. Let’s all work together and get the word out about this chicanery. #Love it!

Some cops in my state are now driving a variety of unmarked black vehicles (sports car, SUV) with 100% tinted windows including the front. The only way to tell they’re cops is the frontal light display.

This is terrifying. There’s no way to know who or how many are in these cars.

This is the case where I would NOT pull over, and first call 911 to confirm I’m being pulled over.

Cuz that shit, that’s why I’m terrified of cops. I’ve been pulled over, alone, surrounded by two cop cars, both guys, in the middle of the night driving home cuz mistaken car identity. It’s fucking terrifying.

Important words from a black police officer speaking out on the murders of unarmed black people by cowardly police. 

What to do when police stop and frisk you

Some of them they read to you with the Miranda rights, but sometimes they don’t read the Miranda rights.

You do not have to consent to a search.

You tell the police if they ask to search you, “I do not consent to a search.”

Sometimes they won’t ask, they will just start searching you.

That’s when you say, “I do not consent to a search.”

You have the right to remain silent.

Anything you say will be used against you and that’s why you should not talk to the police about anything without a lawyer present.

So when the police ask you questions, you say, “I will not talk. I want my lawyer.”

You want to know if you’re being arrested?

So you better ask, “Am I free to go?”

Because the police can lie to you and say, “No, I’m not detaining you. No, you’re not being arrested,” but yet they’re not letting you go.

If they say no, then understand you are being detained and you remain  calm and continue to invoke your rights.

the reason cops in metropolitan areas use horses is for riot suppression. 1 mounted officer is estimated to have the same “riot suppression value” as 12 normal officers.

in other words it’s for intimidation and enabling structural and physical violence. coercing people into “”“compliance.”“” trampling protestors is not surprising.

I’m reminded of that may day, I believe it was 2015, where the ‘unsanctioned’ may day march in Seattle was subjected to bike cops ramming into people. like literally riding their bikes into people’s bodies. i saw a video there were 5 or so cops riding abreast and they rammed these marchers from behind.

as long as cops exist, they’ll use any resource at their disposal to brutalize, to suppress, to intimidate, to injure.

never accept any excuses for giving cops more weapons and more tools. always question, always probe, always seek “why do they need the things that are considered standard?”

cops need to be disarmed, disbanded, dismembered, whatever. but also its important to keep in mind that a cop doesn’t need any weapons to be violent. a cop is a weapon.

We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are isolated. They are the canaries in the coal mine whose deaths, civil and literal, warn us that no one can breathe in this atmosphere.
—  Sonia Sotomayor, in her dissent of the recent SCOTUS ruling allowing police to illegally search anyone’s private property for any reason and to use anything they illegally acquire against you in a court of “law.”
Baltimore School Cop Caught Beating Student on Video

A Baltimore City School police officer was seen beating a student on a video that surfaced Tuesday.

In the video, the student is with his back against the wall as the officer is cursing and yelling at him.

The officer then pushes the student against the wall, strikes him three times, then kicks him, telling the student to “get the fuck out of here.”

The Baltimore City School Police Force is a separate agency from the city’s police department.
The school board said that the officer was reassigned, but would not identify him.

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I don’t care what the reason was. Police always do everything in their power to earn the hate they get!  

 Both of those cops from the video need to be arrested, charged and fired! I hope, this kid will file charges, because the video can prove everything they did to him! If the kid would fight back, they would say he was resisting and beat him to death, I’m sure…

So, I’m afraid this cop will be awarded for beating a child, instead of being laid off…

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OK trooper tells local news: Best way not to get raped by cops is to ‘follow the law’

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol official reportedly told women that the best way not to get raped by an officer was to “follow the law.”

In recent months, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer and an Oklahoma City Police officer have been accused of repeatedly raping women, often during traffic stops.

After a Tulsa County sheriff’s deputy was arrested last week for sexually assaulting a woman while responding to a 911 call, Tulsa NBC News affiliate KJRH decided to ask the Oklahoma Highway Patrol how to stay safe during a traffic stop.

The department noted that troopers should always be in uniform, and that women were allowed to keep their car door locked, and to speak with officers through a cracked window. A trooper should rarely ask a person to come back to the patrol car, OHP advised. …

The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country | Truthout

Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists, warning that “anarchist extremists” are in the same category as ISIS and young people who are poor, immigrants or travel to “suspicious” countries are more likely to commit horrific violence.

Based on the widely unpopular British “anti-terror” mass surveillance program, the FBI’s “Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools” guidelines, released in January, are almost certainly designed to single out and target Muslim-American communities. However, in its caution to avoid the appearance of discrimination, the agency identifies risk factors that are so broad and vague that virtually any young person could be deemed dangerous and worthy of surveillance, especially if she is socio-economically marginalized or politically outspoken.

This overwhelming threat is then used to justify a massive surveillance apparatus, wherein educators and pupils function as extensions of the FBI by watching and informing on each other.

The FBI’s justification for such surveillance is based on McCarthy-era theories of radicalization, in which authorities monitor thoughts and behaviors that they claim to lead to acts of violent subversion, even if those people being watched have not committed any wrongdoing. This model has been widely discredited as a violence prevention method, including by the US government, but it is now being imported to schools nationwide as official federal policy.

Schools as Hotbeds of Extremism

The new guidelines depict high schools as hotbeds of extremism, where dangers lurk in every corner. “High school students are ideal targets for recruitment by violent extremists seeking support for their radical ideologies, foreign fighter networks, or conducting acts of violence within our borders,” the document warns, claiming that youth “possess inherent risk factors.” In light of this alleged threat, the FBI instructs teachers to “incorporate a two-hour block of violent extremism awareness training” into the core curriculum for all youth in grades 9 through 12.

According to the FBI’s educational materials for teenagers, circulated as a visual aide to their new guidelines, the following offenses constitute signs that “could mean that someone plans to commit violence” and therefore should be reported: “Talking about traveling to places that sound suspicious”; “Using code words or unusual language”; “Using several different cell phones and private messaging apps”; and “Studying or taking pictures of potential targets (like a government building).”

Under the category of domestic terrorists, the educational materials warn of the threat posed by “anarchist extremists.” The FBI states, “Anarchist extremists believe that society should have no government, laws, or police, and they are loosely organized, with no central leadership… Violent anarchist extremists usually target symbols of capitalism they believe to be the cause of all problems in society - such as large corporations, government organizations, and police agencies.”

Similarly, “Animal Rights Extremists and Environmental Extremists” are placed alongside “white supremacy extremists,” ISIS and Al Qaeda as terrorists out to recruit high school students. The materials also instruct students to watch out for  extremist propaganda messages that communicate criticisms of “corrupt western nations” and express “government mistrust.”

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We seriously cannot call America the “land of the free” when we have largest per capita prison population on the planet.

And we cannot call America “the home of the brave” when so many gun owners can’t even go to the bathroom without first being armed to the teeth, and police can’t see an unarmed black person without allegedly “fearing for their lives.” 

America is an ultra violent, racist, incarceration nation that’s afraid of it’s own shadow.

But Happy 4th of July :)

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Mom Arrested for Letting Kids Walk to McDonald's Around the Corner
Here we go again.

A South Carolina mom who let her 9-year-old nephew walk her 3-year-old son to the McDonald’s less than a quarter mile away has been—I’m sure you can finish this sentence in your sleep by now—arrested and charged with child neglect.

The reason? According to WSPA News 7:

The officer says the boys had to cross a street and pass several businesses and homes to get to the eatery, putting their safety at risk.

The mom, Tiesha Mesha Hillstock, 24, told the police the unthinkable: She had trusted the older boy to “take care of his cousin.”

Which, apparently, he was doing. Nonetheless, when the kids were spotted without an adult, or drone, or armored tank to keep them safe, the cops swooped in and accompanied them back to their home. Then the Spartanburg police department then issued an arrest warrant for mom.

Because anytime a child is unsupervised, a parent must be arrested. It’s as simple as that. Note that in another independent child story that is getting a ton of attention today, a 9-year-old Pennsylvania girl has been reporting on a real-life murder for her self-published newspaper. And people are mad at her, too, for not playing with dolls or having a tea party. They have written her nasty letters.

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Thousands Protest In Paris Against "State Of Emergency" In France
Protestors say the French government have allowed France to become a police state.
By Sean Adl-Tabatabai

Al Jazeera spoke to a number of those attending the rally on Saturday who said the government was unfairly targeting Muslims and using the pretext of preventing new attacks to crackdown on dissent generally.

Leading a line of activists at the front of the protest, the Left Party’s Eric Coquerel condemned the state of emergency for having “no effect on terrorism” and posing a threat to civil liberties.