Police put Poconos residents under martial law

Assault weapon, ammo found in woods in search for accused killer of trooper http://www.philly.com/

CANADENSIS, Pa. – Search teams combing the dense, rugged woods not far from where two state troopers were shot on Sept. 12 – one fatally – have discovered an AK-47-style assault weapon like the one suspect Eric Frein was known to have.

That discovery and other clues, state police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Sunday, convinced authorities the searchers were closing in on the accused killer.

“We’re pushing him hard,” Bivens said. “He’s no longer safe there.”

With the weapon were two magazine clips of ammunition and a camouflage bag full of ammunition, all partially hidden in tangled forest undergrowth. It was not known whether Frein abandoned the weapon and ammunition or planted them in the woods to be used later, Bivens said.

Arrested, Handcuffed Man Shot to Death by Georgia Police

Official story says a gun was found beneath the deceased man.

Salon / By Joanna Rothkop

A Savannah, Georgia man was  shot to death by police after he was found with a gun, kicking out the back window of a patrol car. Why was he kicking out a cop car’s window? Because he had already been arrested. And handcuffed. Then how could he still have a gun? The story remains suspiciously cloudy.

CNN reports on the  strange death of Charles Smith:

The incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. in the historic coastal city, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Julie Tolbert said. Tolbert has asked that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation look into the shooting.

Giant MQ-4C Triton surveillance drone flies across the United States

With a wingspan of 130 ft, it will join others to “provide near worldwide coverage” in 2017.

by  http://arstechnica.com

Kelly Schindler/US Navy

This morning, a giant Navy surveillance drone landed at Patuxent River base in Maryland after flying over the Gulf of Mexico and the American Southwest from an airfield owned by Northrup Grumman in Palmdale, California. The test flight represented the first cross-country flight for the MQ-4C Triton drone after 15 previous test flights.The drone flew 3,290 nautical miles over 11 hours, a Navy press release said. “Operators navigated the aircraft up the Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake Bay at altitudes in excess of 50,000 feet to ensure there were no conflicts with civilian air traffic,” the release noted.

What People Currently Protesting, Should Be Protesting #ClimateMarch

In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Kevin who is a researcher that heads up @theglobalmovement on Instagram about the peoples climate march. The two go over some of the traps of top down organizations with corporate and state ties that but this event together while bringing up solutions for people to free themselves.

To find out more about Kevin check out @theglobalmovement on Instagram

1 in 4 Americans Want To Secede From the United States

Posted by Austin Petersen http://thelibertarianrepublic.com

A new Reuters poll which asks Americans if they would want their state to secede from the UNION of the United States has found that 1 in 4 Americans would say “yes.”

Reuters reported that secession was supported mostly from the usual suspects such as Republicans over Democrats, right leaners, lower income brackets, high school over college grads, etc. However, there was also a surprising amount of support in almost every group and region overall.

From Reuters:

Secession got more support from Republicans than Democrats, more from right- than left-leaning independents, more from younger than older people, more from lower- than higher-income brackets, more from high school than college grads. But there was a surprising amount of support in every group and region, especially the Rocky Mountain states, the Southwest and the old Confederacy, but also in places like Illinois and Kansas. And of the people who said they identified with the Tea Party, supporters of secession were actually in the majority, with 53 percent.

Russia cries foul over Scottish independence vote

Russian observers say referendum count took place in rooms that were too big and did not meet international standards

Ballot boxes are opened as counting begins in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeen
Ballot boxes are opened as counting begins in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeen. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AP

Luke Harding http://www.theguardian.com
Friday 19 September 2014 08.12 EDT

Russia has said the conduct of the Scottish referendum “did not meet international standards”, with its observers complaining the count took place in rooms that were too big and that the procedure was badly flawed.

In an apparent attempt to mirror persistent western criticism of Russia’s own elections, Igor Borisov – an accredited observer – said the poll failed to meet basic international norms.

Turkey: Nurse tells Parliament that she is sick and tired of treating ISIL terrorists. “We treat them, and they go on to decapitate people”

/ TODAY’S ZAMAN / ISTANBUL

A nurse who works at a private hospital in Mersin, a city and province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, has told Turkish authorities and Parliament that she is sick and tired of treating members of the terrorist organization the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself the “Islamic State.”

The nurse, who was identified only by her initials, E.G., in a news story published by the Taraf daily on Wednesday, said of ISIL militants: “We treat them, and they go on to decapitate people. I am sick of treating wounded ISIL militants.” E.G. has also written a letter to Parliament and the National Police Department, saying she and her colleagues are extremely disturbed by the fact that they have to treat people “who chop off heads.”

Ground Operations: Organization provides military veterans with jobs in sustainable agriculture

by Good News Network 

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Because the vast majority of America’s farmers are aging fast, the country needs one million new farmers over the next 10 years to continue feeding itself.

Fortunately, the Cavalry is coming to the rescue — literally, from the Marines, Army, Air Force and National Guard.

With their physical conditioning and discipline, returning U.S. veterans are the ideal candidates to become the next generation of farmers to provide the nation with food security. Recognizing the connection between local food security and national security, these young men and women are forging a network in sustainable agriculture to benefit us all.

NYPD arrests brothers claiming they flew a drone too close to helicopter forcing them into evasive maneuvers. ATC recordings show pilot never felt he was in danger, never reported evasive maneuvers and chased the drone. Brothers arrested before the cops knew what to charge them with.

Written by JASON KOEBLER http://motherboard.vice.com

An air traffic control recording confirms that a New York Police Department helicopter flew at a drone hovering near the George Washington Bridge earlier this week—not the other way around. What’s more, police had no idea what to charge the drone pilots with, and never appeared to fear a crash with the drone.

Two men, Wilkins Mendoza and Remy Castro, both of New York City, were arrested Monday on felony reckless endangerment charges after the NYPD said the two flew their drone “very close” to a law enforcement chopper, causing the police helicopter to take evasive maneuvers. Air traffic control recordings from LaGuardia airport posted by the website liveatc.net suggest that only happened after the chopper pilot decided to chase the drone.

GA- Every driver who refuses to blow is strapped to a table, put in a headlock, blood forcibly taken


GEORGIA — In some Georgia counties, as well as all over the USA, drivers are getting their blood forcibly stolen from them. As shown in this video, every driver who refuses to give the police a blow, even for misdemeanor offenses, is strapped to a table, put into a headlock by a police officer, and their blood forcibly taken.

Jury finds Los Angeles police lies kept wrongfully arrested man in jail over two years after they caught the actual thief.

Withheld Evidence Will Cost Los Angeles Cops

     (CN) – Two Los Angeles police officers who deliberately withheld evidence of a man’s innocence, causing him to spend 27 months in jail, must pay $106,000, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday.

Officers Steven Moody and Robert Pulido arrested Michael Walker in 2005 after employees at an EB Games store identified Walker as the man who robbed the same store three days before.

This robbery was the 12th robbery in southwest Los Angeles perpetrated by a man presenting a handwritten note that demanded money from the cashier.

L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

STEPHEN CEASAR http://www.latimes.com

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L.A. Unified’s police department received a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle like this one through a federal program. (Steve Valenti / Associated Press)

LAUSD police will relinquish three grenade launchers obtained through federal program L.A. Unified is among those in a federal program that gives police agencies free surplus military-grade gear Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the U.S. Department of Defense to halt the practice for schools. 

Why Does a Florida County Need Eight $18 Million Helicopters?

by Dean Garrison http://www.dcclothesline.com

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Earlier this week we published a link to an online database where you can look to see what kind of military equipment your local county is stockpiling. Several other publications have linked to this database as well. I heard from a couple of people that it might not be a 100% comprehensive list, but others are discovering that, whether it is comprehensive or not, there is a lot to be learned from looking in that database.

Imagine looking and finding out that your county police bought 8 Apache Helicopters and had done so over three years ago. That is exactly the experience from one person whosearched the database for purchases in Brevard County, Florida.

NSA Recruiter Grabs Student’s Phone to Stop him from Recording

By Carlos Miller http://photographyisnotacrime.com


So a National Security Agency recruiter named “Neal Z.” was manning a booth a University of New Mexico job fair when he was confronted by two students with cameras who began interrogating him about the agency’s spying tactics.

It began with one student accusing the NSA of collecting metadata of all phone calls within the United States, which Neal Z. first denied.

But when the student assured him that the NSA does do this, Neal Z. relented and admitted that it was done under the “legal authority” of the secret FISA court (United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court).

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