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San Diego Police Department at Victim of Capitalism Crime Scene

San Diego Police Department at Victim of Capitalism Crime Scene

the1doubledollarman:

went over a little bit of this with my militia today and i’d like to share it with you guys as well.very easy five minute and cheap way to protect yourself against dust chemical warefare.

the1doubledollarman:

went over a little bit of this with my militia today and i’d like to share it with you guys as well.
very easy five minute and cheap way to protect yourself against dust chemical warefare.

thepeoplesrecord:

Riot police use tear gas against demonstrators during a May Day rally in central Ankara May 1, 2012

thepeoplesrecord:

Riot police use tear gas against demonstrators during a May Day rally in central Ankara May 1, 2012

socialuprooting:

Occupy Oakland - May Day 2012 march Oakland police clashed with Occupy activists, firing tear gas canisters and flash-bang grenades at several hundred protesters at the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway near City Hall. Police detained at least three people and used a Taser on at least one person.

socialuprooting:

Occupy Oakland - May Day 2012 march 

Oakland police clashed with Occupy activists, firing tear gas canisters and flash-bang grenades at several hundred protesters at the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway near City Hall. Police detained at least three people and used a Taser on at least one person.

motherjones:

There was just a bit of a skirmish in downtown Oakland. Tear gas, arrests, injuries. Our man on the ground @joshharkinson reports that it all started when the Oakland police tackled this woman riding a bike down Broadway. Follow our May Day coverage for the latest.

motherjones:

There was just a bit of a skirmish in downtown Oakland. Tear gas, arrests, injuries. Our man on the ground @joshharkinson reports that it all started when the Oakland police tackled this woman riding a bike down Broadway. Follow our May Day coverage for the latest.

gonzodave:

PBS | Are we becoming a police state? Five things that have civil liberties advocates nervous 


By Sal Gentile  December 7, 2011



Is our Constitution under siege?
Many civil liberties advocates fear it might be. They’re worried  about a provision tucked into the 2012 National Defense Authorization  Act, approved by the Senate last week, that would allow the military to detain without a trial any American citizen accused of being a terrorist, or of supporting terrorists who plot attacks against the United States. The ACLU called the proposal “an extreme position that will forever change our country.”
The indefinite detention provision is just one of many trends in  policing and law enforcement that have civil liberties advocates  alarmed. New external threats, as well as technological advancements,  are posing new challenges to our Constitutional rights, advocates say.  Policymakers are debating those issues in Congress and in the courts  right now, and the decisions they make could have fundamental  consequences for what it means to be an American.
Here are five issues that are especially worrisome to civil liberties watchdogs:
 
1. Indefinite military detentions of U.S. citizens
The provision, part of the bill that authorizes Pentagon spending for  2012, was drafted by Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan and Sen. John McCain  of Arizona, and has bipartisan support in the Senate. The thinking,  according to supporters, is that “America is part of the battlefield” in  the so-called war on terror, as Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire put  it, so Americans should be fair game when it comes to finding and  arresting terrorists.
The bill, however, takes the power to arrest and detain terrorists  away from law enforcement officials, like the police or FBI, and gives  it to the military, which, under the law, would have the power to imprison an American who “substantially supports” Al Qaeda, the Taliban or “associated  forces” indefinitely, “without trial until the end of the hostilities.”  And those hostilities aren’t likely to “end” any time soon, since the  law that authorizes the use of military force against terrorists has no  expiration date.
2. Targeting U.S. citizens for killing
Last week, lawyers for the Obama administration defended for the first time the administration’s decision to target radical Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen, for killing. Awlawki, who was born in New Mexico, was killed in an American missile strike in September; the ACLU has criticized the targeted killing program as  blatantly violating the Fifth Amendment, which guarantees that no  American citizen shall “be deprived of life, liberty, or property,  without due process of law.”
At a national security conference last week, the lawyers for the  Obama administration, CIA counsel Stephen Preston and Pentagon  counsel Jeh Johnson, said American citizens are legitimate targets for  killing when they take up arms against the U.S., according to the  Associated Press. Jameel Jaffer, a deputy legal director for the ACLU, said in an interview in September that the targeted killing program sets up a precedent in which “U.S.  citizens far from any battlefield can be executed by their own  government.”
3. Arresting witnesses for recording police actions
The raids at Occupy Wall Street encampments across the country have  earned media attention primarily for their glaring instances of police  brutality. But they’ve also tested the boundaries of police authority  when it comes to limiting media access to police operations. As many as 30 journalists have been arrested covering Occupy protests, including many who clearly identified themselves as credentialed members of the media. Officials in New York and L.A.,  for example, have also tried to tightly restrict media access to the  Occupy encampments, setting up barricades far away from the actual raids  and allowing only hand-picked journalists to go behind police lines.
Civil liberties advocates have decried these tactics as attempts to  stifle media coverage of the raids. But the media blackouts are  representative of a broader trend in law enforcement in recent years in  which the police have been arresting citizens simply for recording official police actions in public places. Twelve states, for example, have adopted  “eavesdropping” laws that prohibit people from videotaping police  actions without the officers’ consent. And in California, police  officials have openly stated that they will arrest people taking photographs without “apparent esthetic value” if those people seem suspicious. Several courts have ruled these policies unconstitutional.
4. Using GPS to track your every move
The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule soon on a case that could have  far-reaching consequences for privacy in the 21st Century. The justices  were asked to decide whether the police could use GPS devices to track people suspected of crimes without first obtaining a warrant. Police across the country use GPS  devices to track the movements of thousands of criminal suspects every  year, but critics say the practice violates the Fourth Amendment  prohibition against “unreasonable searches and seizures.”
In oral arguments in November, several justices expressed concern  that, as technology improves, the power to track a U.S. citizens’ every  move would only become more dangerous. “If you win this case, then there  is nothing to prevent the police or the government from monitoring 24  hours a day the public movement of every citizen of the United States,”  Justice Stephen Breyer told the lawyer for the Justice Department, which  is defending warrantless GPS tracking. That, Breyer added, “sounds like  ’1984.’”
5. Surveillance drones spying on American soil
The use of drones to spy on states like Pakistan and Iran has become  so popular in national security circles that many domestic law  enforcement agencies are now considering using these spy planes to conduct covert surveillance on American soil. Drones are already used to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border,  but now many police officials across the country are advocating for the  use of drones in other types of police actions, like hunting fugitives,  finding missing children and monitoring protest movements.
These drones, advocates note, can not only monitor large urban expanses,  they can also use artificial intelligence “seek out and record certain  types of suspicious behavior,” whatever that may be. The Orlando police,  for example, initially requested two spy drones to help police the Republican National Convention next year, before  changing their minds for budgetary reasons. Some police officials have  even openly discussed arming the spy planes with “non-lethal weapons” like Tasers or bean bag guns.
These drones, and other tactics imported from battlefield to American  soil, are an example of how the “war on terror” has threatened core  protections guaranteed to American citizens by the Constitution, civil  liberties advocates say. The erosion of these protections has been  supported by both Democrats and Republicans alike. And, as the ACLU put  it, the debate over these tactics “goes to the very heart of who we are  as Americans.”

gonzodave:

PBS | Are we becoming a police state? Five things that have civil liberties advocates nervous

#osd Police Action Against Occupy SD

Copwatch Pamphlet
leftish:

Click on the image to see it at 100%.  Print out.  Cut the two halves out, glue them back to back, press it flat under a heavy book, remove, fold in 3.

Copwatch Pamphlet

leftish:

Click on the image to see it at 100%.  Print out.  Cut the two halves out, glue them back to back, press it flat under a heavy book, remove, fold in 3.

Tips for Talking to the Police
notyourkinddear:

cruisingwithgunhead:

Come back with a warrant.

 Text:
Tips for Talking to the Police: The police want to search my server, my personal computer, or my cell phone. What do I do now?
Don’t consent to a search
Say “No,” and tell the police to come back with a warrant
If you voluntarily agree to a search, they don’t need a warrant to enter your house or search your computer
Ask to see a search warrant
If the police say they have a warrant, you have a right to see it
Make sure they are only searching the areas the warrant authorizes them to search
You can stay silent
You don’t have to say a word to the police or help their search
You don’t have to give your encryption keys or passwords to the police
If you decide to talk to the police, tell them the truth - lying to the police is a crime
Once the police are searching your home or computer, don’t interfere or obstruct their search
Talk to a lawyer
If the police want to search your home, your business, or your electronic devices - or even just talk to you - you should talk to a lawyer befrore any search or discussion with the police, if possible
A lawyer can help you deal with the police, and may be able to help you get back any electronic devices the police took from you while searching
Via Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell St, San Francisco CA; (415) 436-9333; www.eff.org

Tips for Talking to the Police

notyourkinddear:

cruisingwithgunhead:

Come back with a warrant.

 Text:

Tips for Talking to the Police: The police want to search my server, my personal computer, or my cell phone. What do I do now?

Don’t consent to a search

  • Say “No,” and tell the police to come back with a warrant
  • If you voluntarily agree to a search, they don’t need a warrant to enter your house or search your computer

Ask to see a search warrant

  • If the police say they have a warrant, you have a right to see it
  • Make sure they are only searching the areas the warrant authorizes them to search

You can stay silent

  • You don’t have to say a word to the police or help their search
  • You don’t have to give your encryption keys or passwords to the police
  • If you decide to talk to the police, tell them the truth - lying to the police is a crime
  • Once the police are searching your home or computer, don’t interfere or obstruct their search

Talk to a lawyer

  • If the police want to search your home, your business, or your electronic devices - or even just talk to you - you should talk to a lawyer befrore any search or discussion with the police, if possible
  • A lawyer can help you deal with the police, and may be able to help you get back any electronic devices the police took from you while searching

Via Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell St, San Francisco CA; (415) 436-9333; www.eff.org