#poke the #police #ewok #starwars (Taken with Instagram)
New York City: Wall Street protesters and labor allies occupy 1 Police Plaza, Sept. 30, 2011.
Photo by Christina Marie Sabio Hilo
Police documents obtained by The Associated Press show how the city’s rich heritage as a place where immigrants can blend in and build their lives now clashes with today’s New York, where police see blending in as one of the first priorities for would-be terrorists. The documents describe in extraordinary detail an NYPD program to build a database of daily life, cataloguing where people ate, worked and prayed.
“We’ve been harassed for so long, it doesn’t make any sense to complain,” said Leo Santini, a cafe owner and U.S. citizen who changed his name from Mohamed Hussein because he thought he would be treated better without an Arab name.
WTF? George Orwell would be so proud of the NYPD.
From the page: “This is an infographic of police misconduct that the National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project (NPMSRP) have reported. It shows how much police brutality has been happening around us. Some of the numbers may shock you.”
If you’ll go look at the NPMSRP website, you’ll see the statistics are actually worse than what is displayed in this infographic. It’s appalling. You can also look at one of my previous posts related to this one here.
TV commercial parody for the upcoming fake show “Most Shocking: Body-Slamming Cops”. This video features a compilation of police officers slamming people against walls and floors. Some of these actions are legal and other times they are illegal (as proved in court).
The Chicago Tribune reports that LaShanda Smith filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of her son, who she claims was one of several 6 and-7-year olds excessively punished by a security guard at Carver Primary School on the South Side.
The school allegedly authorized on-campus security to discipline disruptive first graders, Fox Chicago reports. The children who were considered disruptive were then allegedly handcuffed for an hour and sent to an office, where they were told “they were going to prison and would never see their parents again,” attorney Michael Carin told the Tribune.
Tamsen Reid, 17 at the time, said she and four friends — two boys and two girls — were driving to Idaho about 11 p.m. during a snowstorm when they were pulled over for speeding. Because at least one of them was smoking, Officer Scott Womack said he was either going to have to call their parents or do a quick check of their car to make sure there were no drugs, according to Reid.
After checking their IDs, the deputy allegedly told them that three of the occupants had warrants out for their arrests. He had the girls lift their shirts and bras up, allegedly to look for drugs, according to Reid.
Womack then told Reid she was wanted in Arizona for heroin possession. Reid tried to tell the officer she had never done heroin and never been to Arizona. She believed her ID was stolen because Womack claimed he ran a check on a computer using her driver’s license number.
In an effort to allegedly make positive identification, Womack told Reid to undress so he could look for tattoos and piercings, the lawsuit states. After she refused one of the deputy’s alleged orders, she said the search was over and she was allowed to get dressed. She claims the incident lasted about five minutes while it was snowing and dark outside with few other cars on the road.
Eventually, Reid wanted to try and get the warrant off her record in case she got pulled over again. What she found out was that there was no warrant for her arrest. And when she contacted Box Elder County, she found out the warning she was issued by Womack was never filed.
Police Officer Goes Crazy When He’s Told He Needs a Warrant to Search Car
Know your rights! Don’t allow cops to search your car or home. Never talk to police officer without a lawyer, even when you’re not under arrest.
“When the officer came up to me she asked me if I knew it was illegal to mow at that time of day,” Gage said. “I thought she was cracking a joke. Then she told me to get up against the car, and she put cuffs on me.”
Police violently disperse rally against budget cuts, August 25
Youths and students are sprayed with a water cannon by policemen during a protest outside the House of Representatives in Quezon City, east of Manila on August 25, 2011. The Students are protesting against the proposed National Expenditure Program for 2012 that would decrease subsidies on State Universities and colleges by more than 12 million USD.
Children defy police in Washington, purchase lemonade at Capitol.
“In response to a recent wave of lemonade stand shut downs and harassment of children over such petty regulations as are used to shut them down, several activist gathered at the west lawn of the capitol in Washington, DC to sell lemonade and were arrested. While the officers were technically on solid “legal” ground in shutting down the stand, they behaved inappropriately by any standard numerous times, using intimidation tactics on protestors and observers, and harassing members of the professional media. The willingness with which children and tourists participated by purchasing lemonade in disobedience of the police instructions is an indicator of how little respect the general public has for government in general, and specifically police when enforcing unjust laws. Gives me hope for America.”
This is actually infuriating, but not at all surprising.
This was back in January, however, there are rumblings about it again and it’s implications. To see the news story, visit this video here that discusses how vague this new law that the California Supreme Court has issued. They cannot demand a password/pin code legally, and you do not have to…