Drug test kits used by police are total science fraud: They produce positive results 70% of the time, no matter what is being tested

Most sane people – even a significant percentage of law enforcement authorities – now freely admit that the War on Drugs has been a complete and utter failure. It’s been a costly war, both in financial and human terms. Millions of Americans are serving time in prison for minor non-violent drug offenses, while billions of dollars are still being wasted in a futile effort to stop drug use in our nation – an effort which many believe is more about preserving big budgets for law enforcement agencies than anything else. An unknown number of completely innocent citizens have been the victims of false positive results of drug-testing kits routinely used by law enforcement authorities. These kits have been shown to produce up to 70 percent false positive results for marijuana and other drugs. Drinking tea and visiting gardening stores warrants SWAT team raids? In an almost unbelievably unfair recent […] Read More

SWAT Team Raids Innocent Woman’s Home, Terrorize & Mock Her, Threaten to Kill Her Dogs

Minot, ND – In a case of mistaken identity, SWAT officers issued a no-knock search warrant on Sunday, kicking down an innocent woman’s door and holding her at gunpoint. Instead of apologizing for their mistake, the officers insulted her and threatened to kill her dogs. While lying in her bed on Sunday afternoon, Lynette Bintliff heard a SWAT team breaking down her door before storming her apartment with their guns aimed at her. “Just the door got kicked open really loud and all I saw was a gun, one of those long-barreled guns. A storm of SWAT team members came running in and they had their guns pointed at me and one of them tackled and handcuffed me,” Bintliff told KFYR on Tuesday. With no criminal record and having moved into the apartment two months earlier, Bintliff repeatedly attempted to tell the officers that they had apprehended the wrong […] Read More

2015: SWAT Raid Wrong Apartment, Hold Naked Woman At Gunpoint: ‘Stop F*cking Crying’

Police recently broke down her door in a no-knock raid that terrorized a naked woman and her children. But it turns out that the SWAT team had the wrong apartment all along. That didn’t stop SWAT cops from holding the terrified family at the ends of assault weapons, and verbally abusing them, while they sorted out their mistake. “Stop f*cking crying and take care of your f*cking kids,” Marianne Diaz, 23, recalled one of the SWAT officers saying. Diaz says it all started at 5:30 a.m. when the SWAT team awakened her. Wednesday, SWAT officers executed a “no-knock” raid on her apartment in Worcester, Massachusetts. Diaz recalled that her 7-year-old daughter was trembling – terrified and terrorized by the black-clad SWAT officers. She clutched her 18-month-old daughter tightly, still relatively unclear on what was happening and why. As it would turn out, the officers were just as unclear, as […] Read More

New Low: Sheriff’s Office Claims Infant at Fault for SWAT Team Blowing His Face Apart with Grenade

“Merely by being in that room, Bou-Bou had assumed the risk of coming under attack by a SWAT team. By impeding the trajectory of that grenade, rather than fleeing from his crib, Bou-Bou failed to “avoid the consequences” of that attack.” Habersham County Sheriff, Joey Terrell, has allegedly given the most asinine defense about why a SWAT team blew a babies face off. The defense was allegedly used in a federal lawsuit on behalf of an infant hit with a grenade by SWAT during a botched raid in May of last year. As previously covered, Bounkham “Baby Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, 19-months-old, was asleep in his crib. At 3:00 am militarized police barged into his family’s home because an informant had purchased $50 worth of meth from someone who once lived there. During the raid, a flash-bang grenade was thrown into the sleeping baby’s crib, exploding in his face. Beyond […] Read More

What Happens When a Civilian Kills a Cop in Self Defense?

A man is staring down death row after killing a police officer during a no-knock SWAT raid. The careless use of SWAT teams in no-knock drug raids — when heavily armed police burst into a home without warning — has resulted in a long list of innocent people being killed or seriously injured in the United States. 2014 alone found SWAT teams in Georgia senselessly killing businessman David Hooks and maiming toddler Bounkham “Baby Boo Boo” Phonesavanh. And when those raids victimize people who aren’t even selling drugs, narcotics officers seldom face criminal charges and are given every benefit of the doubt. But if, on the other hand, Americans shoot narcotics officers during militarized drug raids—perhaps believing that they are being robbed and are acting in self-defense—charges of first-degree murder are likely. The case of Marvin Louis Guy in Texas is a glaring example. Guy, an African-American man who […] Read More

Bathing Man Grabbed By Testicles and Beaten; SWAT Lied to Get Raid

Amanda Warren Activist Post Chad Chadwick, a Texas man with a clean record, is still trying to live down the multiple nightmares unleashed upon him by a SWAT team three years ago. Because none of those nightmares ended with the lurid and violent raid. What would precipitate a raid for someone who had never broken the law? A tip, of course. Apparently, a friend reported him to the Missouri City police concerning his emotional well-being. When someone’s down and out – who you gonna call? None other than SWAT – who eagerly went down to business. They decided they needed some semblance of justification to SWAT this guy. So they unequivocally fabricated a complete lie to a judge in order to get approval. They said he had taken some hostages… They knew this was untrue – they came up with it. My Fox Houston also claims that SWAT was […] Read More

15 Signs That We Live During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, How does it feel to live under a government that is getting even more paranoid with each passing day?  Yes, we live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, but that is no excuse for how ultra-paranoid the federal government has become.  Today, every single one of us is viewed as a “potential threat” by the government.  As a result, the government feels the need to intercept our emails, record our phone calls and track our expenditures.  But they aren’t just spying on individuals.  The government keeps tabs on thousands of organizations all over the planet, it spies on our enemies and our allies, and it even spies on itself.  The American people are told that the emerging Big Brother police state is for our safety, but the truth is that it isn’t there to protect […] Read More

How a SWAT Team Upended My Baby’s Life — and Got Away with It

A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old’s chest — and just got off scot-free. But here’s why it gets even worse. My son will be 2 years old next week. He’s recovering from a total of eight surgeries, one of which was to reattach his nose to his face. For those who don’t know, it’s been over five months since the night a SWAT team broke into the house in which we were staying. It was the middle of the night, and even though our minivan with car seats inside was parked in the driveway and our children’s toys were in the yard, the SWAT officers claimed they had no way of knowing there were kids inside. We were staying with relatives and my whole family was sleeping in one room. My husband and I, our three daughters and our baby (nicknamed “Baby Bou Bou”) in his crib. Dressed […] Read More

Heavily Armed SWAT Team Swarms Cal State … Because of an Umbrella

Mac Slavo Activist Post These days you never know what could be used as a deadly weapon of mass destruction requiring a militarized SWAT response. In San Marcos, California, where students and staff members are always looking out for potential domestic terrorists, a call to 9-1-1 prompted a full university lockdown and brought elite members of the police department out in force. The incident began when someone called police to report a gunman on campus carrying an assault rifle. It turns out, it was only an umbrella. Late Wednesday, 10News spoke with Bill Craig, who has been a staff member at the university for 17 years. He was walking with his umbrella on campus that morning because of the rain. Little did he know that by the time he got back to his office, his umbrella would have been mistaken for a rifle and lead to a campus-wide lockdown. Craig […] Read More

A SWAT Team Blew a Hole in My 2-Year-Old Son

Officers threw a flashbang grenade in my son’s crib, and left a hole in his chest. It gets worse. After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s place, just outside of Atlanta. On the back windshield, we pasted six stick figures: a dad, a mom, three young girls, and one baby boy. That minivan was sitting in the front driveway of my sister-in-law’s place the night a SWAT team broke in, looking for a small amount of drugs they thought my husband’s nephew had. Some of my kids’ toys were in the front yard, but the officers claimed they had no way of knowing children might be present. Our whole family was sleeping in the same room, one bed for us, one for the […] Read More

2007: Government Power Grabs: 'Predicting' 2008

Monday , December 17, 2007 By Radley Balko As the end of the year approaches, it’s time for another column of government overreach predictions for the New Year. What outrageous, beyond-parody grabs at power and erosions of civil liberties will transpire in 2008? My predictions: — The Bush administration will claim it has the power to kidnap citizens of foreign countries for violating U.S. law, and extradite them to the U.S. for trial and imprisonment—even for white collar crimes unrelated to terrorism, and even for acts that aren’t illegal in the countries where the target is a citizen. — Police will take enforcement of prostitution laws to a new level, by arresting and seizing the cars of anyone who merely talks to an undercover cop posing as a sex worker. Good samaratans, beware. — The war on prescription painkillers will also reach new absurdities, as people will begin to […] Read More