US Police State

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

High Court Okays Double Jeopardy

I suspect we will see a lot more judges “forgetting” to note that a jury acquitted a defendant of a crime. Now the state will be able to try someone over and over again if the judge doesn’t like the outcome of a case.

Anarchist Group Plans ‘Low Level Warfare’ Against Olympics

The “anarchist” website 325.nostate recently issued a proclamation that declares a guerrilla war against Olympic organizers, “In the United Kingdom of clockwork control and domestication, we’re some of the ‘unpatriotic ones’ who find the 2012 Olympics, with the ensuing spectacle of wealth (when so many here struggle to feed themselves and their families), harmful developments and escalating police state,…

Victimless Crime Constitutes 86% of the Federal Prison Population

When we talk about the war on drugs, which is increasingly turning into a real war, we often overlook the fact that the “criminals” involved in the drug trade aren’t actually violating anyone’s rights.  When a drug dealer is hauled before a judge, there is no victim standing behind the prosecutor claiming damages.  Everyone participating…

Bob Marley Wishes You a Happy 420

In honor of 4/20, I was going to write a piece about how stupid the drug war is, how much money it wastes, and how much violence it perpetuates. But everyone already knows these facts. The cops, lawyers, and bureaucrats who perpetuate this insanity know better than anyone just how much harm they are causing society through their…

Man Sentenced To Half a Month In Jail For A Sign That Changes To Fequently

Fucking insane. http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/15-day-jail-sentence-over-lockport-sign LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – A judge in the Town of Lockport has sentenced a local businessman to jail for violating the local ordinance on electronic displays. In Lockport, the law dictates electronic signs can’t change more than once every ten minutes. In 2009, business owner David Mongielo was first found in violation.…

Police Conduct SWAT Raid Against Counterfeit Hair Product Seller

The OC Register reports: Counterfeit hair stylers can overheat, causing low-quality plastic casing to melt, which presents a high risk of burn injuries to the hair, scalp, face and hands, said Jeffrey Eastman, the lead investigator on the case and a special agent with ICE/Homeland Security Investigations. Which is why an armed commando raid was…

Pigs and Tyrants Oh My!

Breakfast in Collinsville – A pig fabricates a stop and search for no particular reason.  The victim made a great documentary about the encounter.  The pig involved actually has a criminal record for lying in a drug case.  As we can see, he’s still wearing a uniform. How governments have tried to block Tor - Awesome…