How the Justice System Killed Kalief Browder


If you learn anything about our “justice” system.  It should be, that it is more aptly called an injustice system.  It is dark, and evil, and  past reform. It should be thrown out and we should start over….

~MFP


Brittany Hunter of FEE

Imagine being young, vulnerable, and facing criminal charges for a crime you didn’t commit. The justice system sees you as nothing more than a statistic. Your case is not worth their time and resources. The question of your innocence is actually of little interest to the DA’s office. You are just another file on top of an endless stack of others. Their only goal is to move your paperwork from their stack to someone else’s.

Before you are even given the chance to adequately defend yourself in court, you are given two options: continue to maintain your innocence and face the full consequences of the legal system or agree to a reduced sentence by accepting a plea deal and admitting guilt.

This was the choice given to sixteen-year-old Kalief Browder. But unlike so many others in the same position, he had the courage to say no to the plea deal. And so the system destroyed him.

Browder took his own life. And the country took notice.

Kalief Browder

If you didn’t follow the Kalief Browder story as it unfolded, Time produced a beautiful documentary series exposing the entire debacle that is now available on Netflix. Falsely accused of stealing a backpack and unwilling to take the DA’s plea bargain, Browder was placed in the infamous Rikers Island prison while the system routinely delayed his trial.

It took three years for Browder to get his day in court. Two of those three miserable years he spent behind bars were in solitary confinement, a traumatizing experience that he never recovered from. His time outside of solitary confinement was spent being brutally beaten by both guards and other inmates.

Once it was made clear that Browder was innocent, the damage had already been done. The physical and psychological horrors he endured weren’t magically erased when the system realized they had screwed up.

Browder took his own life. And the country took notice.

Plea deals prey specifically on the most economically and socially vulnerable.

 

Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police State’s Panopticon Village


What an apt analogy to the contemporary police state. Do you think that the screen writer,  perhaps like George Orwell,  had some inside information?

The one thing I got out of this article was an old TV series to check out. So far I have not found it for free, but here is the link at Amazon for the 1967 TV series: “The Prisoner” .

 

~MFP


 

John White Head of FEE

 “We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don’t revolt we’ll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche…. As long as we go out and buy stuff, we’re at their mercy… We all live in a little Village. Your Village may be different from other people’s Villages, but we are all prisoners.”— Patrick McGoohan

First broadcast in Great Britain 50 years ago, The Prisoner—a dystopian television series described as “James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka”—confronted societal themes that are still relevant today: the rise of a police state, the freedom of the individual, round-the-clock surveillance, the corruption of government, totalitarianism, weaponization, group think, mass marketing, and the tendency of humankind to meekly accept their lot in life as a prisoner in a prison of their own making.

Perhaps the best visual debate ever on individuality and freedom, The Prisoner (17 episodes in all) centers around a British secret agent who abruptly resigns only to find himself imprisoned, monitored by militarized drones, and interrogated in a mysterious, self-contained, cosmopolitan, seemingly tranquil retirement community known only as the Village. The Village is an idyllic setting with parks and green fields, recreational activities and even a butler.

When the State Tries the State, the State Always Wins

The Jason Stockley verdict only highlights the problems we have with policing the police.


Police privatization would be better than the current state of affairs where the perpetrators of crimes magically claim “sovereign immunity”, and can not even be charged. People working for private security firms would not be able to claim the Satanic principle of moral relativism (also called .sovereign immunity.) to avoid responsibility for their actions.

Better yet would be to disband the police. Most of them should be charged with crimes relating to the violation of our rights and IMHO they do very little else than violate our rights about 90% of the time. If you don’t agree either you don’t know what the police do, or you don’t have a clue as to what your rights are or the legitimate purpose of government.

Throughout most of our history we (the militia) have acted as the “police”. The founding fathers warned us about standing armies, like the army in blue that we now have lording over us for the Deep State.
~MFP


 

Jennifer Maffessanti

On Friday, Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder charges stemming from the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Many of the people of St. Louis have responded to the verdict with protests that have turned violent.

Mr. Stockley, who was a St. Louis police officer at the time of the shooting, was accused of premeditated murder almost six years after a high-speed chase ended with his shooting Mr. Smith, a black man, to death. Prosecutors further contended that Mr. Stockley planted a gun on the victim to make the shooting appear justified. Additionally, dash cam footage during the chase records Mr. Stockley declaring to his partner that he was “killing this [expletive], don’t you know it.”

Mr. Stockley waived his right to a trial by jury, instead receiving what is called a bench trial; that is, a trial heard and decided on solely by a judge. This judge took a month to hand down his verdict, and the 30-page ruling is certainly an interesting read.

Regardless of any personal feelings or opinions I might have about the case, I think we can all agree that the not-guilty verdict is hardly surprising. Indeed, in the last four months alone, in addition to Mr. Stockley, officers in OklahomaMinnesota, and Wisconsin were all acquitted of charges relating to shooting deaths they were involved in.

Rather than dwelling on the racial implications of these cases—implications that are numerous and heartbreaking and that I am in no way qualified to expound upon—I’d like to talk about the problems inherent in relying upon the State to police itself.

Internet Raises $80K for Hot Dog Vendor Mugged by Government

To be handed an arbitrary citation is one thing, but to have your cash simply snatched by an officer of the law is especially egregious.


This is not a rare, or isolated event. 30 years ago, long before the Internet where one could publicize it, I had a SC cop take all of the money out of my wallet at a traffic stop.  Someday I will tell you the story about how the Orangeburg SC sheriffs department was an  accomplice in the theft of literally everything that my one year old daughter and I owned, except for the clothes on our backs.

Just last week I had the town of Seymour MO steal money and time from me. The city attorney decided to drop the charge of not having a valid license plate on my trailer, yet they still charged me money, (can you charge other people money when you screw up? This is criminal behavior) on top of being being physically and psychotically  terrorized for an hour at a traffic stop by one of their storm troopers in blue, and already having had 2 days of time stolen from me by the Missouri DMV (the incompetent boobs at the Marshfield DMV stole over $250 from me in improper fees,  and when I complained they said that they would call the police if I did not leave – it took 2 months to get that money back and I am lucky to have gotten it back at all.)  to straighten that mess out, and the 2 hours of my time that it took to make the court appearance. The police and the courts are not rights protecting at all, they are the major rights tramplers that you will encounter in the “Land of the Free”
~MFP


by  Brittany Hunter FEE-staff

 

Like all entrepreneurs, Beto Matias saw an opportunity to support his family while simultaneously creating value for his community.

Finding a prime spot right outside UC Berkeley’s football stadium, Matias began selling his craft hot dogs to willing consumers. No one complained about the quality of Matias’ hot dogs, nor did anyone have any objections to his presence outside of the stadium. But that didn’t stop the state from intervening.

Street Theft

Officer Sean Aranas approached Matias as he was going about his business and asked to see identification. Matias, in complete compliance with the officer’s demands, began sifting through his wallet in search of his identification. But this is where the story took a devastating turn.

Before Matias was given the opportunity to hand Aranas his ID, the wallet was ripped from his hands. And instead of merely examining his identification, Officer Aranas proceeded to confiscate the $60 Matias had in his wallet at the time. It was not until after this strong-arm mugging that the officer finally explained to Matias that he was being cited for failing to obtain a business permit.

Luckily, one of Matias’ customers filmed the entire encounter on his smartphone and the video has since gone viral.

Martin Flores knew something wasn’t right when he saw the officer reach for Matias’ wallet. Thankfully, as so many of us are trained to do in the digital age, he pulled out his smartphone and immediately began documenting the encounter. And he did so just in the nick of time.

In Flores’ footage, viewers see the wallet physically taken from Matias as his hard-earned money is stolen right before his eyes. In the background, Flores can be heard saying, “That’s not right.”…. Read more

 

 

 

New: CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government

Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

Kevin Shipp (author of “From The Company Of Shadows“) was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, held by GeoengineeringWatch.org in Northern California, on July 28th, 2017, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all.

We desperately need other individuals in government agencies and the US military to follow Kevin’s lead. All of us are essential in the battle to help wake the masses to the truth so that the whistleblowers have the support they need to come forward. If we have any chance of stopping the completely out of control criminal cabal that currently runs our country and much of the world, we must all make our voices heard, we must all join the fight for the greater good.
DW
…… Read original article

 

This is the book that Mr Shipp recommends that you read:

http://amazon.com/Operation-Gladio-Alliance-between-Vatican/dp/1616149744

 

 

“OATH KEEPERS” is a disgrace to the liberty movement:

Just got banned from the Oath Keepers forum for judiciously and respectfully exercising my free speech. I really don’t see any difference between the way Oath Keepers  stomps free speech in their forum (they are showing  their control freak cop mentality that seems to predominate  at  Oath Keepers.)  the same way Antifa does when they attend a protest.
 

Oath Keepers  has supported, (by their silence) and looked the other way as to the evil that cops and the troops commit. That is bad enough, but they go even further  and  take punitive actions against anyone that questions their world view or their gods..  Doing  so  gets an Antifa like response (name calling i.e. a troll)  from them with no discussion or response allowed. Like Antifa they don’t seem to be intelligent enough to discuss the topic.  Yelling “troll”  and  banning  free speech is so much more convenient, than actually responding and discussing  an issue.   –  Just the cop like “I am in control and you are not behavior”.   “How dare one of the serfs question either of our gods: Cops and Soldiers!  Asking questions and thinking makes you a troll and we don’t talk to trolls.”

Oath Keepers looks  a lot like  the infantile thuggish  Antifa to me in this case.

 
I have long thought that Stewart Rhodes was a pretender, and fake, along with most of Oath Keepers ‘s members. They would not know lady liberty if  she hit them up side the head. If she did they would call her a troll, and  promptly shoot her.
~MFP

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Incident At Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story

From the very beginning, Pelter’s case has been dogged with controversy. Were the charges trumped up? Was the evidence falsified? Were witnesses pressured to change their testimony? Many people, including some of today’s greatest legal minds, believe that Peltier is an innocent


Very much worth watching.
$1.99 using your Google Play-store account if you have one.
The FBI framing people and  or murdering  them  was repeated at Ruby Ridge, Waco, Gordon Kahl, Lavoy Finicum,  Schaeffer Cox, and too many others to name.

~MFP


Incident At Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story $1.99:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpnfFe4wLa8

 


This documentary is free to watch:

California County Supervisors Declare Cannabis Cultivation Emergency


Sounds to me like California has not really “legalized.” IF they legalized how do you have illegal growers?
Fact of the matter is that “legalization” is a joke, and it has not happened anywhere in the United States as of yet.

The usurpers had no more right to criminalize than they do to legalize. We are born with all rights, government exists to protect those rights, not to trample them. Not to dole them out to us.

The “dangers” that this article refers to are  laughable. The real dangers are those  that the police present to our liberties.  Our right to contract, our rights to our bodies,  and our right to grow anything we darn please, for starters, and we don’t need “permission” to do any of them.  Any law that tramples these rights is IMHO null, and void on it’s face. Both the first amendment, and  jury nullification give us peaceful ways to fight tyranny before being forced to go to what Jefferson called “watering the tree of liberty”.
~MFP


 

YREKA, CA — A request by Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey that the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors declare a local emergency due to illegal cannabis cultivation sparked an hours long discussion on Tuesday afternoon at the Siskiyou County Courthouse in Yreka.

Numerous people packed the supervisors’ chambers for the afternoon meeting, where the board was tasked with deciding whether or not it would proclaim that the proliferation of illegal cannabis cultivation presents a problem that is beyond the control of local agencies.

Lopey spoke first, stating that he believes the proclamation is necessary due to a large number of illicit cannabis cultivation sites discovered throughout the county. He said that he believes the sites present myriad dangers to the environment, quality of life, and public safety…. Read More

Must the Police Be Above the Law to Enforce It?

The arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels has police conduct in the national spotlight again.


The  accepted by most, concept that police have different rights (moral relativism)  than you and I do,  urinates on a major concept that this country was founded upon. i.e. That all men are created equal.   It is also a tenet of the Church of Satan.  
~MFP


Nurse Alex Wubbels refused to let police draw blood from an unconscious crash victim and ended up arrested. The ensuing national controversy has brought police conduct back into the spotlight, raising several questions. Is it necessary to be above the law to enforce it? Does the policy of granting “qualified immunity” to officers incentivize irresponsibility? Would police ranks have far fewer “bad apples” if officers were required to carry malpractice insurance? Antony and James address all this and more.

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Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Chief Academic Officer at FreedomTrust.

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What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies


This is shocking and most Americans, do not yet have a clue as to how close we are to losing what few rights we have remaining.  Education is the key, to mitigating bloodshed and violence.  Please help spread these articles.
Thanks!
~MFP


By John W. Whitehead September 05, 2017

“The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official.”—Herman Schwartz, The Nation

Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—are being choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, shoot, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.

Forced cavity searches, forced colonoscopies, forced blood draws, forced breath-alcohol tests, forced DNA extractions, forced eye scans, forced inclusion in biometric databases: these are just a few ways in which Americans are being forced to accept that we have no control over our bodies, our lives and our property, especially when it comes to interactions with the government.

Worse, on a daily basis, Americans are being made to relinquish the most intimate details of who we are—our biological makeup, our genetic blueprints, and our biometrics (facial characteristics and structure, fingerprints, iris scans, etc.)—in order to clear the nearly insurmountable hurdle that increasingly defines life in the United States: we are now guilty until proven innocent.

Such is life in America today that individuals are being threatened with arrest and carted off to jail for the least hint of noncompliance, homes are being raided by police under the slightest pretext, property is being seized on the slightest hint of suspicious activity, and roadside police stops have devolved into government-sanctioned exercises in humiliation and degradation with a complete disregard for privacy and human dignity.

Consider, for example, what happened to Utah nurse Alex Wubbels after a police detective demanded to take blood from a badly injured, unconscious patient without a warrant…. Read More