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“It is often the case that police shootings, incidents where law enforcement officers pull the trigger on civilians, are left out of the conversation on gun violence. But a police officer shooting a civilian counts as gun violence. Every time an officer uses a gun against an innocent or an
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. One phrase comes to mind when reading the newly proposed list of expectations from the National Fraternal Order of Police of President-elect Trump — This won’t end well. The FOP is the largest police union in America, boasting more than 330,000 members, across 2,200
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Portland, OR — (RT) At least 26 people have been arrested during anti-Trump protests in Portland, Oregon, police say, adding that officers deployed pepper spray as well as “rubber ball distraction devices” to disperse the rally. The demonstration against President-Elect Donald Trump
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Heavily-militarized police decked in riot gear and armed to the teeth, arrived by MRAP and other military-grade vehicles to a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site — not to crack down on a violent and destructive riot — but to break up …
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For the first time, the federal government is actually recalling military equipment that was granted to local law enforcement. Some agencies, including right here in Georgia, are angry. But do local police need to be so heavily militarized? This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else. Ben Swann
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“We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don’t revolt we’ll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche…. As long as we go out and buy stuff, we’re at their mercy… We
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Washington, D.C. — Those who would sacrifice freedom for security, a wise person once said, deserve neither freedom nor security. A society who thinks that being kept under constant police surveillance and militarized police presence is a society that does not desire freedom. And, when the commander in chief of
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Washington, DC — This week the Trump administration announced that they were lifting an Obama administration ban on certain military grade weapons being sold to state and local police for pennies on the dollar. While there is a growing awareness that local law enforcement has received massive amounts of surplus
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The police state is a reality, but a new report indicates that you could fake being a police department and obtain over $1 million in weapons and gear. Police around the nation are becoming more like paramilitary groups than police officers, but the question arises, how are they doing this
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“Monsters in movies are us, always us, one way or the other. They’re us with hats on. The zombies in George Romero’s movies are us. They’re hungry. Monsters are us, the dangerous parts of us. The part that wants to destroy. The part of us with the reptile brain. The
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