US Police State

All blog entries related to the US Police State and destruction of civil liberties.

Police Arrest Girl At Gunpoint Over Bottled Water

While reading this story, imagine this is happening to your teenage daughter. The Times Dispatch reports: When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked. That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional…

Facebook Exposes “Shadow Profiles” – Information You Didn’t Know They Were Collecting About You

ZD Net reports: Friday Facebook announced the fix of a bug it said inadvertently exposed the private information of over six million users when Facebook’s previously unknown shadow profiles accidentally merged with user accounts in data history record requests. According to Reuters, the data leak spanned a year beginning in 2012. The personal information leaked by the bug is information that…

The Supreme Court Decided Your Silence Can Be Used Against You

The Atlantic reports: A nation continues to wait for final word on the Supreme Court’s Big Four cases this term — voting rights, affirmative action, DOMA, and Proposition 8 — but the justices’ closest decision arrived first on Monday, in a 5-4 ruling on Salinas v. Texas in which the conservative members of the Court and Anthony Kennedy determined…

Thousands Of Firms Trade Confidential Data With The US Government In Exchange For Classified Intelligence

ZeroHedge reports: The rabbit hole just got deeper. A whole lot deeper. On Sunday we predicated that “there’s one reason why the administration, James Clapper and the NSA should just keep their mouths shut as the PRISM-gate fallout escalates: with every incremental attempt to refute some previously unknown facet of the US Big Brother state, a new piece…

Domestic Spying: Stellar Wind Is Watching You Through A PRISM

For those of you who are still unaware, the Washington Post and the Guardian released stories yesterday claiming that an anonymous NSA official released information to them about a secret wiretapping system called the PRISM / US-984XN.  This system ties into virtually every major email and social media provider, allowing NSA officials to view every electronic transaction a…

Police State Round-up

A little police state round-up from Libertarian News. Truck Driver Beaten By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket Cop Kills Man For Not Wearing Seat Belt CA Police Kill Unarmed Suicidal Man Police Choke Black Teenager Over “Dehumanizing Stares” Overweight Asthmatic Tased to Death in Home Raid Park Ranger Arrests Man With Leg Cramps Liberty…