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Peaceful People are Being Spied on by Cops and FBI for Speaking Out

Participants in a nonviolent Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America last December were not only aggressively confronted by law enforcement and heavily prosecuted by the Bloomington attorney’s office, but they were also—as it turns out—preemptively spied on by local police and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Journalist Lee Fang exposed the surveillance in an article published Thursday in The Intercept, shedding light on an internal email he obtained…

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/peaceful-people-spied-cops-fbi-speaking-police-brutality/#wRhq85sZyRmbd1HQ.99

The Real Story of the Police shooting Michael Brown

Eyewitness to Michael Brown shooting recounts his friend’s death.
(MSNBC) FERGUSON, Missouri — The last moments of Michael Brown’s life were filled with shock, fear and terror, says a witness who stood just feet away as a police officer shot and killed the unarmed teen.

“I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” said Dorian Johnson, 22. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.”

Published on Aug 12, 2014

Eyewitness to Michael Brown shooting recounts his friend’s death.
(MSNBC) FERGUSON, Missouri — The last moments of Michael Brown’s life were filled with shock, fear and terror, says a witness who stood just feet away as a police officer shot and killed the unarmed teen.

“I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” said Dorian Johnson, 22. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.”

Johnson, in an exclusive interview with msnbc, said what began as an order by a police officer to ‘get the f— onto the sidewalk’ quickly escalated into a physical altercation and then, gunfire.
“I could see so vividly what was going on because I was so close,” said Johnson, who said he was within arm’s reach of both Brown and the officer when the first of several shots was fired at the teen. Johnson says he feared for his life as he watched the officer squeezing off shot after shot.

Brown’s killing on Saturday afternoon has sparked protests and rioting in this small, hardscrabble suburb of St. Louis, where tensions continue to rise between the police and the largely black, mostly poor community. Brown’s shooting lifted the lid on a pot that had long been bubbling .

The police say the officer shot Brown after the teen shoved the officer and tried to wrestle the officer’s gun from him. But a number of witnesses, including Johnson, refute those claims. And in the wake of the shooting, the Ferguson Police Department has asked the St. Louis County police to step in and take over the investigation.

Meanwhile, the identity of the police officer involved in the shooting has not yet been identified. It is known, however, that the officer who shot Brown has been placed on paid administrative leave.

But as darkness fell over Ferguson on Monday, ongoing protests were stifled by rubber bullets and tear gas fired at protesters by officers, according to witnesses.

Local branches of the NAACP have called on the Justice Department and federal and state law enforcement officials to take over the investigation from local police. The FBI has joined the investigation and the Justice Department has said it is keeping an eye on the case. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday said that the FBI will help local authorities undertake a “thorough, fair investigation.”

For its part, Brown’s family has hired local attorney Anthony Gray and Benjamin Crump, a civil rights attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin.

“That baby was executed in broad daylight,” Crump said during a press conference Monday afternoon, standing beside Brown’s mother and father. Crump told a crowd of several dozen that Brown was shot and left in the road like an animal.
“He was a good boy who didn’t deserve any of this,” said Michael Brown Sr., the teen’s father.

“I just wish I could have been there to help my son,” the boy’s mother, Leslie McSpadden said through tears.

“We can’t even celebrate because we have to plan a funeral.”

Leslie McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown
On Monday, McSpadden and Brown’s father had planned to drop Brown off at a nearby technical college for the start of his freshman year. Instead, the family is making burial arrangements.

“We can’t even celebrate because we have to plan a funeral,” McSpadden said.

Johnson, who said he moved into the neighborhood about eight months ago, said he met Brown three months ago and the two became fast friends.

“Everyone else’s mentality be on some nonsense, silliness,” Johnson said. “But Mike had his mind set on more than that, helping others. I just got a good feeling from being around him.”

About 20 minutes before the shooting, Johnson said he saw Brown walking down the street and decided to catch up with him. The two walked and talked. That’s when Johnson says they saw the police car rolling up to them.

The officer demanded that the two “get the f—k on the sidewalk,” Johnson says. “His exact
words were get the f—k on the sidewalk.”

After telling the officer that they were almost at their destination, Johnson’s house, the two continued walking. But as they did, Johnson says the officer slammed his brakes and threw his truck in reverse, nearly hitting them.

Now, in line with the officer’s driver’s side door, they could see the officer’s face. They heard him say something to the effect of, “what’d you say?” At the same time, Johnson says the officer attempted to thrust his door open but the door slammed into Brown and bounced closed. Johnson says the officer, with his left hand, grabbed Brown by the neck.
“I could see the muscles in his forearm,” Johnson said. “Mike was trying to get away from being choked.”

US protesters in New York slam police brutality

 

Many people in the US city of New York haven’t stayed silent over police brutality after an African American man with asthma died last week when cops put him in a chokehold.

 

A demonstration was held on Monday in front of the New York City Hall, calling for more oversight of police tactics. The protest followed similar gatherings and vigils held during the weekend….

US protesters in New York slam police brutality

 

Woman’s Eyes “Blown to Pieces” by Cop

“Her eyeballs were literally blown into pieces, and the person who did this was a police officer.”

May 14, 2014

Monique Hernandez was pulled over in February of 2012 by Beaumont police officer, Enoch Clark. When Clark attempted to subdue Hernandez, he said she ‘resisted.’

Although the dashcam footage tells a different tale, Clark said that in order to get her in handcuffs, he had to use his department-issued JPX gunpowder-propelled pepper spray weapon and fire it less than a foot away from her face….

Woman’s Eyes “Blown to Pieces” by Cop

Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of  people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.

What went wrong? In the 19070’s SWAT teams were estimated to be used just a few hundred times per year, now we are looking at over 40,000 military style “knock and announce” police raids a year….

Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

The harsh reality is that these useless wars are destroying lives & families, but back at Home “Serve & Protect” has left the building.

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South Carolina Cops Refuse to Cite Deputy Road Rage Caught on Video (Updated)

An enraged cop was caught on video committing an act of road rage in a patrol car before fleeing the scene of the accident he had caused on a South Carolina highway.

But rest assured, the overwhelming video evidence against the cop left police no choice but to ticket him.

Kidding.

No, what actually happened was that the responding cops who arrived on the scene and were prepared to cite, if not arrest, Chad Walton, the man who shot the video…..

http://www.photographyisnotacrime.com/2013/03/19/south-carolina-cops-refuse-to-cite-deputy/

If Mr. Chad Walton was not recording, this outcome would be so much different. Mr. Walton would of been arrested, Fined, or even Killed.

Record Cops on Duty & stop Police Injustice!

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Undocumented police criminality, all things GMO, NDAA: Assault on free speech

Guest host Manuel Rapalo highlights why you should care about GMOs and the US government’s relationship with agro-giant Monsanto. Then RT correspondent Margaret Howell talks about the recent shooting of Brooklyn teen Kimani Gray and discusses how little we know about the growing trend of police crimes in the US. Finally a look back at an interview with former NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and why the NDAA is especially dangerous to those who value freedom of speech.

Breaking The Set, Exposing Police Brutality & more.

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