The absurd American police state is in our schools

  Today’s headlines about punishing school kids reads more like The Onion than reality.  But it’s actually not even remotely funny, the majority of our nation’s kids are being subjected to the American police state every day. West Virginia is a microcosm of the American police state, one in three children was considered truant in the state by 2012, the latest year for which statistics were available, while 40 percent of juvenile court referrals — about 2,750 children — were for truancy. Students who miss only 5 unexcused days of school may be referred to juvenile court. A number of these children are removed from their homes and placed in facilities.   Students with 10 unexcused absences will still be referred to court, and the children as well as parents and guardians can be arrested. The ACLU dubbed its campaign “5 Days to Life,” underscoring how youngsters’ involvement in the juvenile […] Read More

NFL Player Sues Police After Being Wrongfully Detained And Accused Of Public Masturbation

Fort Myers, Florida – Last month, police wrongfully detained professional football player Nate Allen and accused him of masturbating in public, an accusation which could potentially soil his reputation forever. On February 16th, Allen had the misfortune of being in the same neighborhood where a man was driving around, exposing himself and masturbating while driving a vehicle. For some reason or another, Allen was wrongfully targeted by police, detained, and formally accused of indecent exposure. The next day the news was filled with headlines that implicated Allen in humiliating acts that he did not commit. After a prolonged detainment, Allen was let go by police, but he was still a formal suspect in their case. Upon further investigation, police learned that there was no possible way that Allen was guilty. Video surveillance footage surfaced which showed the victim’s car, as well as Allen’s, and the videos indicated that it […] Read More

Dept Hires Cop Who Was Fired For Lying And Excessive Force, Say He’s A ‘Nice Guy’

Chris | InformationLiberation Former Orange County, Florida sheriff’s deputy Jeff Iannuzzi was fired for lying and using excessive force, yet Ocoee, Florida police just hired him, telling the media he’s a “nice guy” who just has some “anger issues.” From WFTV: ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was fired for excessive force is now working elsewhere as a police officer, WFTV has learned. Jeff Iannuzzi was fired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in 2010, but was later hired at the Ocoee Police Department. Ocoee city leaders defended their decision. Sources told WFTV reporter Shannon Butler that Iannuzzi is a nice guy, but has had some anger issues during arrests. He was sworn in two weeks ago. They did not address his past firing, but said he is qualified for what he is doing now. A little more than four years ago, Brandyn […] Read More

1927: Giant Skeletons are Uncovered in Florida.

This piece of news was published in The Woodville Republican on August 27, 1927. Tampa, Fla. – Giant Indians who roamed Florida swamps 500 years ago or more, living on shell foods which they cracked with their teeth, is a picture unfolded by archaeologists who have delved into a burial ground on a gulf island near here. The skeletons were discovered on a small section of land where a lone fisherman has lived for years. Scientists estimated the bones are at least 500 years old and are remains of a tribe known as the Caribs, natives of the West Indies. They are believed to have inhabited the state and adjacent islands before the arrival of Spaniards in Florida. The skulls, larger than those of current history, battered and crushed, indicated tribal battles. The jaw and teeth are unusually large, Likewise are the bones, indicating the Indians of past ages […] Read More

Cop Drags Cuffed Woman Through Courthouse Hallway By Her Feet

A Florida Sheriff’s Office deputy is now under investigation after he was filmed dragging a handcuffed female inmate down a hallway at the Broward County Courthouse. The woman was dragged by the shackles around her ankles. The video is horrifying, showing a callous deputy who treats the woman worse than most would treat livestock (scroll down for video). Deputy Christopher Johnson joined the department back in 1988, but he may soon be out of a job. For now, the Sheriff’s Department tells us that he will not have any contact with inmates until the Internal Affairs investigation is complete. The victim who Deputy Johnson was filmed dragging was Dasyl Jeanette Rios, 28, who had been taken to the third floor of the Broward courthouse Monday morning for her arraignment. Watch the video below and see for yourself… Broward Sheriff Scott Israel openly questioning Johnson’s conduct and ethics in a […] Read More

The Prison State Of America

Submitted by Chris Hedges via TruthDig, Prisons employ and exploit the ideal worker. Prisoners do not receive benefits or pensions. They are not paid overtime. They are forbidden to organize and strike. They must show up on time. They are not paid for sick days or granted vacations. They cannot formally complain about working conditions or safety hazards. If they are disobedient, or attempt to protest their pitiful wages, they lose their jobs and can be sent to isolation cells. The roughly 1 million prisoners who work for corporations and government industries in the American prison system are models for what the corporate state expects us all to become. And corporations have no intention of permitting prison reforms that would reduce the size of their bonded workforce. In fact, they are seeking to replicate these conditions throughout the society. States, in the name of austerity, have stopped providing prisoners […] Read More

Satanic Displays Going Up in Michigan and Florida to Counter Nativity Scenes

Satanic displays will be going up at Statehouses in Michigan and Florida this Christmas season.  The Florida Department of Management Services approved the display in Tallahassee from the Satanic Temple after rejecting it last year as “grossly offensive.” The satanic display will be put up in the first-floor rotunda of the Capitol for the holiday period beginning on December 22. In Michigan the Detroit chapter of the same satanic group sought and won approval to put up its exhibit as a counter to the Christian Nativity. Officials approved the display after the Capitol staff consulted the state attorney general’s office. It’s a First Amendment right,” said Michigan Capitol Facility Director Dan Brocklehurst. A Christian Nativity will be erected on the Capitol grounds beginning on Friday morning and the Satanic Temple’s display will go up on Sunday. Back in Florida, Festivus, a non-commercial festival “for the rest of us,” will […] Read More

Florida Cop Literally Just Shot Unarmed African American With His Hands Up, Begging Not To Be Shot

Another Florida police officer has shot an unarmed African American. This time, the Florida officer shot and critically wounded a 28-year-old man early Monday during an investigation into a stolen car in Orlando. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings had little to say about the case besides this, but witnesses claim that the victim, Cedric Bartee, literally had his hands up, begging Sergeant Robert McCarthy not to shoot. Bartee had his hands in the air, but in spite of this damning detail, during a press conference Monday, Demings said, “I ask everyone to not rush to judgment and allow the investigation to be completed.” Demings said that “because of the backdrop of everything happening in the country at this time… It’s concerning to me” how people might react to this shooting of an unarmed African American with his hands literally up in the air when he was shot. Demings came to the defense of Sergeant […] Read More