thedoomreport:

hipsterlibertarian:

Unintentionally telling tweets are telling.

Paging Eric Holder

Want to know why the police act like the military? Because our laws are designed to conquer our citizens.

thedoomreport:

hipsterlibertarian:

Unintentionally telling tweets are telling.

Paging Eric Holder

Want to know why the police act like the military? Because our laws are designed to conquer our citizens.

Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying. Greg Howard (via hipsterlibertarian)

TIL: The Stasi kept jars with cloths in them to keep a record of people’s scent. WHAT?!?! http://youtu.be/IWjzT2l5C34

Does Reality TV Affect Our View On Surveillance? | Idea Channel

PBS’s Idea Channel is one of my favorites and here they tackle the idea of privacy, surveillance, the NSA and reality television. It’s really good. 

And while you’re at it, download and read Daniel J. Solove’s paper that is referenced in the video (“I’VE GOT NOTHING TO HIDE” AND OTHER MISUNDERSTANDINGS OF PRIVACY) here: http://tehlug.org/files/solove.pdf

hybridmindthoughts:


"On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break."—Robert Anton Wilson

Current life goal.

hybridmindthoughts:

"On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break."
—Robert Anton Wilson

Current life goal.

(via cerebralzero)

laliberty:

Gang of Atlantic City officers brutally beat man, let attack dog gnaw on his neck 

Now, it is clear that the man in question was exchanging words with the “officers of the law” (sic). But what combination of vocal utterances from an unarmed man across a street could ever justify a beating from six cops much less, after the man is subdued and beaten, a mauling by an attack dog?

For the record, that’s a rhetorical question.

They should have a tv show called “Millionaire By Cop” and show all these lovely videos of how police brutality led to victims winning millions of dollars in tax payer money. 

sirmitchell:

geekyandgory:

by Jewrato

This is the best thing of all time. 

sirmitchell:

geekyandgory:

by Jewrato

This is the best thing of all time. 

(via yourmandevine)

thefreelioness:

freestateproject:

I’ve already posted this former Marine Colonel’s testimony yesterday, but whatever. This is a better camera angle, and come on, this is just soooooo good!

This.

priceofliberty:

This [exclusively] YouTube user walks around town and videotapes people, no explanation. Just walks right up to them. For the most part, you will see people react with vindication, verbally harassing the young man for his acts. But he’s not doing it just to “be rude,” he is setting out to provoke a response in order to illustrate a much more dramatic point about the state of surveillance in our country and to demonstrate how people truly feel about their privacy.

You will hear him say over and over “its just a video.” Just like all the videos that are taken of you on a daily basis, but those nobody seems to mind as much. At one point he says, “didn’t you just come out of the drug store? They have cameras in there.”

This is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever seen. 

Sums up how people give into authority on a daily basis yet don’t even realize it.

These people are on camera, have their calls, texts and emails tracked and have they location recorded every single day by private CCTV systems and by government agencies, like the NSA, FBI, CIA, and DEA, yet they flip out over a guy video taping them. 

Dan Carlin’s Common Sense - Snow Storm

Dan Carlin, who hosts the excellent podcast, Hardcore History, also hosts a great political podcast, Common Sense. This show, Snow Storm, extensively details the NSA surveillance program as well as how Snowden is being persecuted and how most of your elected representatives have no clue what’s going on and are denied access to any information. 

Basically a very small group of congressmen run the entire program and those same few pretty much run the entire defense arm of the most powerful country in history with little to no oversight or accountability and with almost complete anonymity. 

Scary stuff. 

ArtistDan Carlin
TitleSnow Storm
AlbumDan Carlin's Common Sense
“America was founded by men who understood that the threat of domestic tyranny is as great as any threat from abroad. If we want to be worthy of their legacy, we must resist the rush toward ever-increasing state control of our society. Otherwise, our own government will become a greater threat to our freedoms than any foreign terrorist.” Ron Paul - Freedom vs. Security: A False Choice, 31 May 2004

America was founded by men who understood that the threat of domestic tyranny is as great as any threat from abroad. If we want to be worthy of their legacy, we must resist the rush toward ever-increasing state control of our society. Otherwise, our own government will become a greater threat to our freedoms than any foreign terrorist.” Ron Paul - Freedom vs. Security: A False Choice, 31 May 2004

(via anarcho-alowisney)

There’s this show on Spike where undercover cops are watching a drug dealer sell dope in a park. 

They see an older man sit down and buy some dope and then walk away. They wait for him to get far enough that the dealer doesn’t see the bust. Not only do they do this, they explicitly mention it on camera as their objective.

Why do they do this? They want to make sure the dealer keeps dealing so that more “offenders” can be created. This is nothing short of a slave trading post.

These drug consumers will continue to buy from this spot only to get locked up, put into the system and eventually find their way into jail where they are worth $30,000 to $50,000 in labor.

Cogs in the machine. 

laliberty:

antigovernmentextremist:

4th of July DUI Checkpoint

Freedom.

U.S.S.A. 

(via eltigrechico)

laliberty:

icymirss:

Puppycide: Cops Arrest Man Recording Them, Then Kill His Dog

Read more.

This is disgusting and the man should never have been arrested or even questioned. 

But (braces for hate) the dog did jump out of a car and come at the cops. I guess they could have released the dog’s owner and asked him to contain the dog. But the cop panicked and drew his gun and fired. These are qualities that a man who is paid to carry a gun should probably never possess, especially under times of stress.

But I can understand why someone would get scared and draw a gun on an angry Rott. I’ve owned a Rott and they can be viciously protective. Still, I am sad to see the innocent dog killed, he was only doing what any loyal, well trained dog would do in that situation.

The dog’s owner isn’t without blame here, either. The owner should have known to not leave his windows open to the point that the dog can jump out and then leave the dog and car unattended. What if the dog got out and attacked a child or someone else. It’s not inconceivable

With all that said, the LAPD is a laced with disgusting, authoritative, violent, corrupt and under-trained, over-armed individuals. Killings like this aren’t unexpected if you live in LA and have seen just how most of the LAPD carry themselves and treat (and threaten) citizens. 

The last thing I want to point out that at the time I’m posting this, this thing has 13,000 notes. I’ve also seen this video all over my facebook, twitter and other timelines. Glad that the unnecessary use of force is being seen by many, I’m just sad that cop-on-human violence posts get no where near as many notes or attention as this incident. 

(via laliberty)