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Police brutality trial: Man says he was hit while cuffed

http://articles.chicagotribune.com

Alleged victim testifies that 25-year cop struck him repeatedly without provocation in 2010 incident partially caught by surveillance camera - Gregory Jeffries says his face was left swollen and bloodied after a Chicago police sergeant struck him four times in 2010 without provocation. "I felt pain," Gregory Jeffries testified Thursday during the first day of the trial of Sgt. Edward Howard Jr. on charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct. Jeffries was 19 and handcuffed when the alleged beating took place in a South Side restaurant parking lot.

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Police brutality or appropriate force?

http://www.mlive.com

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — Video of two northern Michigan men being subdued and arrested in a National Cherry Festival crowd by Traverse City police this week has sparked a debate about whether officers went over the line in their duties. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that two brothers from Garfield Township were arrested Wednesday evening, July 11, after police said one of them tried to incite a riot on the Union Street bridge downtown.

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Ron Paul 'End the Fed' T-Shirts Banned at Olympics

http://www.foxnews.com

LONDON – Heading to the London Olympics? London organizers have published a list of items prohibited at venues for the July 27-Aug. 12 Olympic Games.

List evidently includes bottled water, too much food, flags and political t-shirts.

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Los Angeles Police Arrest Numerous People for Chalking

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

Los Angeles police said Friday that they have arrested numerous people for chalking downtown in the weeks leading up to ArtWalk. Protesters organized a "Chalk Walk" during Thursday's monthly ArtWalk in downtown Los Angeles to "celebrate our right to free speech and remind the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles that chalking is NOT a crime." Los Angeles Police has been arresting people who have marked downtown with chalk. The chalkers have been targeting the area around the Central City Assn, as the "lobby group of the 1%," according to a handout distributed at ArtWalk.

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LA Chalk Walk Protest Draws Riot Police

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

5th & Spring Downtown LA Chalk Walk Protest Draws Riot Police

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SWAT team warrant specifies "anarchist materials."

http://occupywallst.org

SWAT team raids Seattle OWS organizers with a warrant looking for "anarchist materials."

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TSA Agents at Louisville Airport Steal Deaf Man's Candy,

http://reason.com

TSA Agents at Louisville Airport Steal Deaf Man's Candy, Call Him "Fucking Deafie"

A group of students leaving the annual conference of the National Association of the Deaf in Louisville had a rather awful experience courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration in that city's airport. One of the travelers wrote about it on his blog:

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Police Made 1.3 Million Surveillance Requests on Cell Phones in 2011

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made more than 1.3 million requests for consumers’ cellphone records in 2011, an alarming surge over previous years that reflected the increasingly gray area between privacy and technology. Cellphone carriers, responding to inquiries from a member of Congress, reported responding to as many as thousands of police requests daily for customers’ locations, text messages and call details, frequently without warrants.

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Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the "Homeland"

http://www.surveillanceinthehomeland.org

Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the "Homeland"

A joint project between Truthout.org and ACLU

Ten years after the devastating attacks on New York and Washington, the fundamental promises of American democracy are hanging by a thin thread. Promoted by a culture of war and fear, the US government has steadily chipped away at those legal protections that enabled 'we the people' to rule ourselves. "Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the Homeland" charts the course of this shift, exposing the rapid advent of a technologically advanced surveillance state in the shadows of the Twin Towers.

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Seven Myths about the Police

http://www.crimethinc.com

Seven Myths about the Police

The police exercise legitimate authority. The average police officer is not a legal expert; he probably knows his department protocol, but very little about the actual laws. This means his enforcement involves a great deal of bluffing, improvisation, and dishonesty. Police lie on a regular basis: “I just got a report of someone of your description committing a crime around here. Want to show me some ID?”

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