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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’ve reached the point where state actors can penetrate rectums and vaginas, where judges can order forced catheterizations, and where police and medical personnel can perform scans, enemas and colonoscopies without the suspect’s consent. And these procedures aren’t to nab kingpins or cartels, but people who at worst are hiding
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“It’s 4 in the morning, there’s headlights that are shining into your house; there’s a number of different officers that are now on the premises; they’re wearing tactical gear; they have weapons; and they approach your front door. Do you think that the ordinary citizen in that situation feels that
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Just after swearing in Alabama drug warrior Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, President Trump signed three new executive orders to pursue a ‘law and order’ agenda. One order seeks to protect police from violence, setting up a prelude to mandatory minimum sentencing
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Police and National Guard forces began raiding camps at Standing Rock Wednesday afternoon, not long after reports stated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would be granting an easement necessary for completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Reports from the scene suggested
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Standing Rock — (RT) Protests over development of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota led to more than 125 arrests and a highway blockade over the weekend, as pipeline opponents claimed “unceded territory” in the direct path of construction. Meanwhile,
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Police in the United States arrest more people for the nonviolent, utterly harmless non-crime of cannabis possession than for murder, rape, armed robbery — in fact, all violent crime — combined. A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human
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