Police State & Civil Rights


In the past twenty plus years, a new criminal sanction has found its way into statutes in at least forty plus states: a life sentence without the possibility of parole (LWOP).


As the public finally becomes outraged over the NSA’s illegal spying, members of government and the corporate media wage an information war to misdirect that anger to issues of less importance.


The NSA has compromised the guarantees that internet companies have given consumers that communications, online banking & medical records would be indecipherable to criminals or governments.


The ‘Boston Bombings’ have larger political & economic impacts. They set the stage for a new round of wars abroad & regressive changes at home.

a Berrien County demonstration against Pinkney sentencing on Dec. 15, 2014
Racism and Injustice in America: National Defense Campaign Building for Rev. Edward Pinkney By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 21, 2014
Ukraine’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ to deal with Mass Media that Criticize President Poroshenko By Pravda.ru, December 21, 2014
Barrett Brown
US Governments Argument Against Barrett Brown “Should Chill Journalists to the Bone” By Derrick Broze, December 19, 2014
Australian Government Exploits Sydney Siege to Advance “War on Terror” By Peter Symonds, December 19, 2014
internet hack
Sony Hack Reinvigorates Support for Privacy-Busting CISPA-Style Legislation By Paul Joseph Watson, December 19, 2014
US Court Ruled You Can Be “Too Smart” to Be a Cop By Melissa Melton, December 18, 2014
100 Years of Occupation – 100 Years of Resistance in Haiti By Ezili Dantò, December 17, 2014
Haiti: Police and UN Fire on Swelling Demonstrations Demanding President Martelly Step Down By Kim Ives, December 17, 2014
Ferguson police by Larry Everest on GlobalResearch.ca
The Eric Garner Legacy: Policing in Modern America By Binoy Kampmark, December 16, 2014
United Nations Peacekeeper Soldiers Open Fire on Protesters in Haiti By Global Research News, December 16, 2014
“Offensive” Online Comments Could Earn You a “Red Rating” By Paul Joseph Watson, December 16, 2014
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How ‘Awesome’ Is America? The Neocon Media Rant By Robert Parry, December 15, 2014
APTOPIX Australia Police Operation
Australia: Police Lockdown as Sydney Siege Continues By Mike Head, December 15, 2014
Ferguson police by Larry Everest on GlobalResearch.ca
Scenes from Ferguson: the Uprising’s Reach, and the Reaction By Larry Everest, December 14, 2014
Will Obama's Record War Budget Lead to a US Victory in Afghanistan? Don't Bet On it?
US Budget Resolution Funds War and Repression By Patrick Martin, December 13, 2014
Crime With and Without Punishment. Nine Things to Know about the US Justice System By Roy Morrison, December 12, 2014
Bush-Cheney Torture Protocol: "The Last War Crime" Debuts at Cannes--but Censored in US
Who’s Right … Torture Defenders or Critics? By Washington's Blog, December 12, 2014
Congress Authorizes Unlimited Spying on US Citizens By Stephen Lendman, December 12, 2014
Europe USA
US Torture Report Exposes European Powers’ Involvement in CIA Crimes By Alex Lantier, December 12, 2014
Police in riot gear assemble near protestors outside the Republican National Convention in Tampa
Torture, Police Killings and the Militarization of America By Bill Van Auken, December 12, 2014
US Protests Infiltrated by Agents Provocateurs: Undercover Cops Attempt To Incite Crime, Pull Gun On #ICan’tBreathe Protesters By Steve Watson, December 12, 2014
For Protesting US Drone Strikes, Prosecutor Told Judge I Must “Be Rehabilitated” By Kathy Kelly, December 12, 2014
The Militarization of the American Police, the  Shredding of Our Constitutional Rights
Protecting the Public from the Police? Will U.S. Law Enforcement Use Body Cameras to Monitor Themselves? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, December 12, 2014
Congress Just Passed Legislation Ramping Up Mass Surveillance to Super-Steroid Levels By Washington's Blog, December 11, 2014
Brazilian Commission Details Murder and Torture by US-backed Dictatorship By Bill Van Auken, December 11, 2014
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Congress Passes Bill Granting “Unlimited Access To Private Communications Of Every American” Without Legal Process By Paul Joseph Watson, December 11, 2014
The US Senate Torture Report: “Crime Without Punishment” By Stephen Lendman, December 10, 2014
When Police and Journalists Become “Media Partners” By Prof. James F. Tracy, December 10, 2014
Ferguson Killing Illuminates How Sociopaths in Power Act By William Boardman, December 10, 2014
Mexico: Murders and Disappearances of the Students of Ayotzinapa Was a Crime of the State By Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui, December 10, 2014
Ten Facts You Should Know About the American Police State By Justin King, December 09, 2014
Barack Obama
Justice Department Interventions Will Not Halt Police Violence Across America By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 09, 2014
Ferguson police by Larry Everest on GlobalResearch.ca
Michael Brown and Eric Garner: Peace and Violence in “American Democracy” By Arnold August, December 08, 2014
Michael Brown Ferguson
Michael Brown and Eric Garner: Media Pundits and “The Limits of Analytics” By John Zogby, December 08, 2014
An ‘Entertaining’ Lesson on How Cops Can ‘Win the Media’ After They Kill By Jim Naureckas, December 08, 2014
Congress Gives Native American Lands to Foreign Mining Company With New NDAA By RT, December 08, 2014
Ukraine: Fascist Dictatorship Masquerading As Democracy By Stephen Lendman, December 07, 2014
Ferguson barricade by Larry Everest on GlobalResearch.ca
Ferguson Worked as Intended: For the Maintenance of White Supremacy in America By Steven Jonas, December 07, 2014
Report on Cleveland Exposes National Epidemic of Police Killings and Abuse By Thomas Gaist, December 06, 2014
French Homeless Forced to Wear “Yellow Triangles”, Reminiscent of Nazi-Era “Star of David” By Global Research News, December 06, 2014
The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Attempt to Silence Mumia Abu-Jamal By Mumia Abu-Jamal, December 06, 2014
Netanyahu’s Election Scapegoat: Israel’s Palestinian Minority By Jonathan Cook, December 06, 2014
Drone Mania in US Skies: Regulating the Future By Binoy Kampmark, December 06, 2014
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Copyright Law as a Tool for State Censorship of the Internet By Global Research News, December 05, 2014
Ferguson police by Larry Everest on GlobalResearch.ca
Killer Cops in America By Stephen Lendman, December 05, 2014
Police Killings in America: The Class Issues By Joseph Kishore, December 05, 2014
Haiti: Mass Resistance to the Corrupt US Sponsored Martelly-Lamothe Regime By Ezili Dantò, December 04, 2014
Challenging Israel’s House Demolition Policy By Stephen Lendman, December 04, 2014
US Cops Celebrate Decision Not to Indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for Choking Eric Garner to Death By Paul Joseph Watson, December 04, 2014
Anger Follows New York Grand Jury’s Failure to Indict Cop who Killed Eric Garner By Sandy English, December 04, 2014
Egyptian Regime Imposes Death Penalties on Nearly 200 People By Mike Head, December 04, 2014
Ferguson: Policing Policies in Black America Violate International Treaties Against Torture By Glen Ford, December 04, 2014
Israel’s Minister of Economy, Naftali Bennett
6,000 Ukrainian Jewish Refugees to be Granted Israeli Citizenship while West supports Neo-Nazi Parties By Dr. Christof Lehmann, December 04, 2014
How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide By Ryan Gallagher, December 04, 2014
The Mexican Crisis: Human Rights Violations, Corruption and Neoliberal Economic Policies By Armando Chaguaceda and Alex Caldera, December 03, 2014
Barack Obama
What’s Going On? Ferguson, Obama and American Democracy By Arnold August, December 03, 2014
Corporate-Fascist America: Former Philadelphia Police Captain Says Cops Are Mercenaries for Corporations By Kurt Nimmo, December 03, 2014
Democracy or Colonialism? The Self Interest Behind Britain’s Concern for “Democracy” in Hong Kong By Peter Bloom, December 02, 2014
Police State USA: Battleground America By Stephen Lendman, December 02, 2014
Obama Backs Continued Militarization of Local Police Forces By Jerry White, December 02, 2014
Repression, Resistance, and Rebellion in “Police State Ferguson” By Larry Everest, December 02, 2014
Ferguson noir
Racism and National Oppression in America: Renewed Rebellion in Ferguson Exposes U.S. ‘Human Rights’ Fraud By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 02, 2014
Police Shooting Missouri
Ferguson Reexamined: Are US Police Officers Trained to Murder Suspects? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 02, 2014
Israeli Counterterrorism Bill Bans Palestinian Flag By Stephen Lendman, December 01, 2014
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Ferguson and the Militarization of Law Enforcement: African-American Protesters Demand the “Right to Live” By Eric Sommer, December 01, 2014
US Supreme Court To Consider Limiting Internet First Amendment By Kurt Nimmo, December 01, 2014
Missouri Governor Signals Long-term National Guard Presence in Ferguson By Andre Damon, December 01, 2014
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New Australian Terrorism Bill to Facilitate Targeted Military Killings By Mike Head, November 30, 2014
Ferguson: Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Police Officer By Marjorie Cohn, November 30, 2014
Civil Rights and the Militarization of Police: Lessons from the Gestapo, America’s Path to Tyranny By Timothy Alexander Guzman, November 30, 2014
Hong Kong: “Pro-Democracy” Protesters Reject Will of the People By Tony Cartalucci, November 29, 2014
Mexican President Peña Nieto Announces Police-state Plan as More Bodies are Discovered By Rafael Azul, November 29, 2014
UN Report Documents Torture, Police Violence in US By Patrick Martin, November 29, 2014
Egypt: Police Kill 3 Protesters, Injure Dozens By Press TV, November 28, 2014
Leading Israeli Minister Lieberman Unveils Racist Peace Plan: Pay Palestinians to Leave Israel By Philip Weiss, November 28, 2014
As Whitewash of Police Murder in Ferguson Continues, Video Shows Cleveland Cop Killed 12-year-old Boy in Under Two Seconds By Andre Damon, November 28, 2014
Police Violence: Can Surveillance Cameras Help Free Us? By Jonathan Cook, November 28, 2014
Killed by Police in “Justifiable Homicides”: The FBI’s “Police Homicide” Count Is Biased By Global Research News, November 28, 2014
Mexican Government Denies 31 Other Students Are Missing By Telesur, November 27, 2014
Police in riot gear assemble near protestors outside the Republican National Convention in Tampa
“Justifiable Homicides” by Police at Record High: Notes on Police Violence in America By Tom Hall, November 27, 2014