“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

July 9, 2013 in News

Radley Balko | Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his gambling habit. Several months earlier at a local bar, Fairfax County, Virginia, detective David Baucum…

Poor Black Neighborhoods offer ‘Realistic’ training environment for Militarized Police

March 26, 2013 in News

Raw Story | The chief of police in Albany, New York says that his department just wanted a “realistic” setting when it frightened residents in a poor, predominately African-American neighborhood with SWAT training exercises…

Homeland Security is Ordering Enough Ammo to Wage a 20-Year Civil War

March 12, 2013 in News

Forbes | …At the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.

Towns Don’t Need Tanks: Militarized Police in America

March 8, 2013 in News

Traces of Reality | The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know what kind of military weaponry and tactics are being turned over to local police by the Department of Defense and Homeland Security.

Gun Violence by Government-licensed Killers: The “National Conversation” We Won’t Have

February 4, 2013 in News

William N. Grigg Pro Libertate February 4, 2013   Gabrielle Giffords, the “surprise witness” at the January 30 Senate hearing on gun violence, was among thirteen people attacked by a [...]

Could a Military Coup Happen in the United States?

February 1, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger The Future of Freedom Foundation February 1, 2013   Uh, oh! The Egyptian people might well be learning a lesson about standing armies that America’s Founding Fathers tried [...]

Australian military testing new special forces fighting machine

January 10, 2013 in News

Fox News | Mad Max could use one of these. Australian special forces are testing the latest machine from British military contractor Supacat.

SWAT cops to ask for IDs from everyone in Arkansas town

December 17, 2012 in News

Russia Today | There isn’t a lot to do in Paragould, Arkansas, but residents of the town of barely 25,000 seem to have no problem finding trouble.

Utah man sues over 2010 gang sweep at son’s school

December 14, 2012 in News

Reuters | A Utah father sued police and the Salt Lake City School District on Thursday over a 2010 gang sweep at his son’s high school, charging that officers detained, searched and interrogated about 40 minority students without good cause.