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THE AGITATOR

Radley Balko was born in 1975 in Greenfield, Indiana. Balko is journalist, author, blogger and speaker. He earned a B.A in 1997 from Indiana
University. Balko writes about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for the… 410 more words

Police Excesses, Militarization And Government Overreach – Just Another 2 Weeks In America

Source: The News Doctors

TND Editor’s Note: Police State USA.com’s shocking headlines can awaken some among the American “sheeple.”

Many Americans are oblivious to the rapid militarization of local police, sheriff departments and the nearly 100 federal agencies charged with law enforcement. 75 more words

Police State

Guerrero: 14 organizations march in favor of release of CECOP's Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz

On 13 July, to mark the eleventh anniversary of the founding of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP), members of this group and at least 14 other social organizations from Guerrero held a march on the Acapulco-Pinotepa national highway to demand the release of the CECOP spokesperson, Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz, who has been incarcerated since mid-June.   254 more words

Human Rights

Diary of a mothering worker. July 15, 2014.

Post 154.

Under Patrick Manning’s rule, I came to know the names of a few of the riot police that he’d send out at the slightest citizen gathering, having met them so many times as they and their sub-machine guns monitored us trying to monitor him, with only public debate, national laws and civic commitment for ammunition. 557 more words

Momentous Trivialities: Diary Of A Mothering Worker

Why evangelicals should think twice about equating modern Israel with Israel of the Bible

The other day, I raised a question for evangelicals who think standing with Israel means supporting them no matter what. How do you reconcile a “never criticize Israel” mentality with the overwhelming witness of the biblical prophets? 746 more words

Nonviolence

Javier Sicilia on Mireles' Arrest

THE CAPTURE OF MIRELES SHOWS THAT THE GOVERNMENT SEEKS CONTROL OF THE NARCO: SICILIA

By: Rubicela Morelos Cruz y Ulises Gutiérrez Ruelas, Correspondents

The arrest of José Manuel Mireles, ex spokesperson of the Michoacán self-defense groups ( 579 more words

Mexico Drug War

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations To Get Out Of Transparency Requests

Source: TechDirt, by Timothy Geigner, Jun 27th 2014

from the sell-swords dept

I’m no conspiracy theorist, generally speaking, but I have to admit the apparent systematic militarization of domestic police forces throughout the country scares the hell out of me. 331 more words

Police State