How the Department of Justice is Actively Trying to Prevent Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Civil asset forfeiture is one of the most unethical and barbaric practices routinely performed by law enforcement in these United States today. Naturally, the Department of Justice is doing everything it can to protect the practice.
When I say that the rule of law is dead in America, I am not exaggerating. In fact, with each passing day it becomes increasingly obvious that the Justice Department not only has no interest in justice, it appears to view its primary role as coddling and protecting lawlessness amongst the so-called ‘elite’ and their minions.
Today’s post proves the point once again. The state of California is in the process of passing a civil asset forfeiture bill, and in response, the DOJ is providing talking points to the California District Attorneys’ Association so that it can more effectively fight the bill. All of this after the DOJ had previously expressed faux support for civil asset forfeiture reform.
TechDirt reports:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Sep 15, 2015.

Demilitarization Begins? California Bill Blocks Police Getting Grenade Launchers, Tanks From Feds

A bill to stop the militarization of California police departments received final approval in the state legislature last Thursday. The bill is now on its way to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown.
A. B.36 establishes that California would ‘prohibit a local agency, other than a local law enforcement agency that is directly under the control of an elected officer, from applying to receive tactical surplus military equipment.’
It bans the transfer of ‘tracked armored vehicles, weaponized vehicles, firearms or ammunition greater than .50 caliber, grenade launchers, bayonets and camouflage uniforms.’
Introduced by Assemblywoman Nora Campos of San Jose, Assembly Bill 36 (A. B.36) – if enacted into law by the governor – will prevent the transfer of heavy duty weapons of war to local police departments.
Americans are increasingly concerned with the Pentagon’s now prevalent practice of arming local police departments with weapons of war, from grenade launchers to M-16 rifles and MRAP armored vehicles.
The bill specifically points out the dangers of police militarization, saying it would ‘declare that this is a matter of statewide concern.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/15/2015.

World War Three: Who Will Be Blamed?

If you want to start a to war, the unwashed masses must be convinced to send their brothers, sons and fathers to die on the front lines. The specter of an external enemy must be etched into their collective mind through trauma, exaggeration and repetition. History must be whitewashed, twisted and cherry picked down to a politicized nursery rhyme. At no point should the real motives or consequences of such an endeavor be discussed.
(H/T: ZenGardner)
SOURCE


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 15th, 2015.

Chelsea Clinton “Surprised” That Not Everyone Loves Her Mom

It’s no secret that Hillary Clinton is slipping in the polls.
In the lead up to her campaign, the idea that the former First Lady might not get the Democratic nomination was virtually unthinkable and indeed, some were already characterizing the 2016 election as a kind of ‘coronation’ for another member of America’s political aristocracy (or perhaps ‘oligarchy’ is the better term).
All of that started to change when Clinton’s e-mail scandal began to slide the wrong way along the ‘joke-FBI investigation’ continuum and now, voters are rapidly becoming disillusioned, as Clinton’s quick wit when asked about the scandal is overshadowed by a perceptible air of cynicism and condescension. Throw in a radical socialist who is inexplicably adept at drawing huge crowds, and a juggernaut billionaire who stormed out of a reality TV show to lead the GOP field and it now appears as though the most liked Democratic candidate (Joe Biden) isn’t even running yet.
But not everyone has turned their back on Clinton, as the following from AP makes clear:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/15/2015.

Life Is Uncertain and So Are Interest Rates

Last Friday was an emotional day for Americans. In an instant, on a beautiful blue sky morning 14 years ago, all of our lives changed forever.
September 11 is a day when we pause and reflect on where we were when – when the towers came crumbling down, when our nation’s capital came under attack, when so many lives were cut short, when so many heroes rushed in.
I was in Manhattan with colleagues that day, attending a financial industry conference uptown. At the time, we didn’t know how fortunate we were that our meeting had been changed from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. I was en route when everything stopped, and soon after, I saw all the people covered in dust and walking home across the bridge. The cell phones in the city stopped working, but because mine had a San Antonio area code, I was able to get through to the office to let everyone know we were safe.
I was there with two of my company executives and the magnificent Nancy Holmes (no relation, though she often joked that I was her adopted son), who was working with me as a marketing strategist, at the age of 82. Nancy led one of the most interesting and full lives I have ever known. A code clerk for the U. S. Army, a model in Paris for Balmain, a photojournalist for Columbia Pictures, a bestselling author and magazine editor, including editor-at-large for Worth magazine, which she retired from to move to San Antonio and spend time with her granddaughters and be a consultant to U. S. Global. In fact, she was larger than life and filled with enthusiasm for life. She was a fellow traveler of the world, but like the rest of us, in that dark hour we all just wanted to go home, to Texas.

This post was published at GoldSeek on 15 September 2015.

Refugee Crises At Dangerous Tipping Point As Hungary Deploys Army, Germany Loses Patience

“I’m not happy. I had to leave Syria – I love Syria, but so much killing there.”
That’s from 17-year old Mohammed Al-Hamdan who made it across the Hungarian border with Serbia at a railroad crossing near the village of Roszke before it was closed on Tuesday. As NBC reports, ‘just before Hungarian police closed the railroad crossing, a Syrian family ran down the tracks trying to make it through, the patriarch screaming to his wife and small children, ‘Yallah, yallah!’ – Arabic for ‘Let’s go!” Before closing the “popular” passage, Hungary had reportedly begun hauling migrants on to trains and shipping them straight to the Austrian border. ‘The situation is that after crossing the border these people have arrived at the collection point in Roszke, where there is no official procedure, people are just being collected. Earlier these people were being taken to the registration points … this is not happening now, but rather, buses are taking people from the collection point to the Roszke train station according to our information,’ a UNHCR spokesman told Reuters.
Of course even for the migrants who were “lucky” enough to be rounded up and shipped to Austria as opposed to being stranded behind Hungary’s new migrant-be-gone fence, their fate is far from certain. As The New York Times noted on Monday, Austrian officials have now sent “2,200 soldiers to help reinforce the eastern border.”
The rush to get into the Hungary came as the country largely completed a four meter, razor wire fence meant to cut off the flow of refugees and channel them to official registration centers where they can apply for asylum. ‘If their applications are refused,’BBC says, ‘they will now be returned to Serbia rather than being given passage through Hungary.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/15/2015.

Trump scorches Dallas: why it matters

Trump scorches Dallas: why it matters
The hollow people. The Hillary, the Jeb, the Biden.
Give any one of them the election and you’ll get more of the high-flying soap-opera brain-eating rhetoric that covers the Globalist agenda and Globalist crimes, that signals the pandering for votes.
Biz as usual. Business on a stick. Corn dog on a stick.
Hollow Hillary: ‘There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.’
Zzzzz. Can I have a little ketchup on my corn dog?
Hollow Hillary: ‘It is time to put policy ahead of politics and success ahead of the status quo. It is time for a new strategy to produce what we need: a stable Iraq government that takes over for its own people so our troops can finish their job.’
Can I have a little mayo on my corn dog?
Hollow Hillary: ‘At the end of the day, the American people are going to be faced with some very tough judgments, because, at the current course this president is pursuing, I’m afraid that the next president will inherit this situation, with all of its complexity and all of its heartbreak…’
Can I have a little cheese on my corn dog?
Hollow Jeb: ‘I think we need to lift our spirits and have high, lofty expectations for this great country of ours.’
Can I have a few more chlorine ice cubes in my Coke?

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on SEPTEMBER 15, 2015.

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Complex, May Nuke US “At Any Time” For “Mischievous Behavior”

Late last month, things got tense in the Korean Peninsula after an argument over a DMZ loudspeaker spiraled out of control. After two South Korean soldiers were wounded by North Korean landmines, the South began blasting propaganda messages over giant speakers on the border. When the North took a shot at one of the speakers, the South returned fire, providing Kim Jong Un with an opportunity to remind the world that he exists (something he is forced to do every now and again when geopolitical realities conspire to relegate the North Korean ‘menace’ to the backburner).
That conflict came on the heels of a hilarious declaration by Pyongyang that the North was prepared to invade the US mainland in retaliation for joint military drills Washington was set to carry out with the South. As part of the planned invasion, Kim said the North was prepared to use ‘weapons unknown to the world.’
Well, the world may just get a look at one of these heretofore “unknown” weapons on October 10, which marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party. Kim reportedly plans to celebrate the milestone by launching an long-range ballistic missile.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/15/2015.

Red List News- Muslim Invasion Grows, Police Stealing From Citizens-Not Immigrants, but Colonists

On episode 21 of Red List News, Dave goes deep with the refugee crisis engulfing Europe, and the predatory practices of men who end up in the camps. Keeping with that same theme, Jim covers an Infowars article highlighting the statement by the Homeland Security Chairman about the lack of screening ability for the 10,000 refugees headed to America that we covered yesterday. Next, Dave reports on law enforcement practices that haven’t been seen since the days of ‘highwayman;’ specifically, Civil Asset Forfeiture. Exposing the blatant double-standard against Christianity, Jim spotlights the new normal in public schools which consists of reciting Muslim prayers and proclaiming that ‘Allah is the only god.’ For our last 2 reports, Dave covers the power of proper public speaking, while listing 5 things to help the process. Lastly, Jim ends on a positive note with the brains and beauty of Miss South Carolina.


This post was published at The Common Sense Show on 15 Sep, 2015.

These Muslims Are Not Immigrants, They Are Colonists With Bad Intentions

The United States are in the process of being deculturalized and having its mainstream religions destroyed. Make no mistake about it, both regions are under attack in the same manner as a country who has the tanks of its enemies rolling down the ir streets. This invasion is deliberate and it is being conducted with bad intentions. The goal of this invasion is the destruction of the economies, national borders, values, traditions, legal codes and of course the religion of the majority culture.
I have always been a person who respected and defended the rights of the minorities. However, when the rights of the minorities cross my my constitutionally protected nose, it is time to re-evaluate my response to this not-so-silent- invasion of my country.
Hey Angela Merkel, How’s That Muslim Immigration Thing Working Out?
Merkel has boasted that Germany will accept up to a million Muslim immigrants and the people of Germany are in the streets. Already, the majority culture is having its culture striped away as German school girls have been told to ‘cover up’ so they do not offend their new Muslim neighbors.
Pamela Geller is reporting ‘A shocking German document dated August 18th from a refugee center in Hessen (Germany) sounds the alarm about Muslim immigrants raping the women AND children. They clearly state that it is not incidental: it happens a lot. Women don’t dare go to the bathroom at night and sleep in their day clothes.
According to the document, referenced by Geller, women are ‘assigned a subordinate role’ and unaccompanied females are treated as ‘fair game.’ Many of these women, according to the document, are fleeing ‘forced marriage’ and/or ‘female genital mutilation.’
‘The consequences are numerous rapes and sexual assaults. Increasingly is also reports of forced prostitution…
Women report that they, as well as children, have been raped or sexual assaulted are exposed’.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on September 15, 2015.

Bankers Will Be Jailed in the Next Financial Crisis

Jesus College, Cambridge hosted, once more, the world’s leading Symposium on Economic Crime, and over 500 distinguished speakers and panelists drawn from the widest possible international fora, gathered to make presentations to the many hundreds of delegates and attendees.
What became very quickly clear this year was the general sense of deep disgust and repugnance that was demonstrated towards the global banking industry.
I can say with some degree of certainty now that a very large number of academics, law enforcement agencies, and financial compliance consultants are now joined, as one, in their total condemnation of significant elements of the global banking sector for their organised criminal activities.
Many banks are widely identified now as nothing more than enterprise criminal organisations, who engage in widespread criminal practice and dishonest conduct as a matter of course and deliberate commercial policy.
– From the excellent article: The Banking Criminals Exposed
My prediction is that bankers will be jailed in the next economic/financial crisis. Lots and lots of bankers.
It may seem to many that those working within this profession will remain above the law indefinitely in light of the lack of any accountability whatsoever since the collapse of 2008. It may seem that way, but extrapolating this trend into the future is to ignore a monumentally changed political environment around the world. From the ascendancy of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders here in the U. S., to Jeremy Corbyn becoming Labour leader in the UK, big changes are certainly afoot.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Monday Sep 14, 2015.

For China, Migrant Crisis Is Someone Else’s Fault, and Responsibility

Earlier this year, as war-dazed Syrians fled to Europe and the Rohingya ran from murder in Myanmar, European diplomats suggested to their Chinese counterparts it might be good to talk about migration. There was a perfect opportunity: the 17th E.U.-China Summit in Brussels in June.
Although China sent ships to evacuate its own citizens caught up in the fighting in Libya in 2011 and this year in Yemen, it believes the migrant crisis sweeping Europe is mostly the fault, and responsibility, of the United States and Europe, for trying to foment political change in countries such as Syria and Libya.

This post was published at NY Times

Migrants, Refugees, Clandestines and…Jihadis — Pepe Escobar

The plight of the refugees could become the perfect excuse to precipitate a new R2P (responsibility to protect) war; Libya remixed, with fighting ISIL barely disguising the real agenda: regime change in Damascus.
So Europe has suddenly, miraculously “discovered” that the civil war/proxy war raging in Syria since early 2011 has hemorrhaged into an extremely serious refugee crisis.
European Sturm und Drang on what to do about the refugee drama is unprecedented in modern times. Bitterness permeates the fault lines separating fear and intolerance from generosity and solidarity.
Among quite a few progressive circles, there are widespread fears that the current Western media campaign centered on the plight of refugees may be a catalyst to prepare European-wide public opinion for an all-out war in Syria before the end of 2015.

This post was published at Sputnik News

Orwellian: Creepy Art Installations Highlight Constant Surveillance

It’s nearly impossible nowadays to live in society without handing over your identity and having your whereabouts recorded 24/7. Truly. One cannot walk through a mall and not have their face caught on camera, and it’s very difficult to maintain a sense of privacy when one swipe of a credit card or a phone call documents your location on a global database.
While this is anything but inconspicuous to some, it’s unnerving for many others – for many reasons which are likely covered in Edward Snowden’s 2013 global surveillance disclosure.
If you’re one of the individuals put off by the constant surveillance, you’ll love what artist Jakub Geltner has been up to.
Similar to the activism carried out by artists in the Netherlands for George Orwell’s 110th birthday, Geltner’s project, called Nests, emphasizes theinfection of surveillance in everyday life.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 14th, 2015.

The End Game Is Near, U.S. Pushing Proganda To Start WWIII – Episode 765b

The following video was published by X22Report on Sep 14, 2015
1 in 3 Americans would support a military coup in the US. Europe initiates military action in response to the refugee crisis. Turkish stream postponed because of the uncertainty of Turkey. 10,000 refugees will be showing up in US processing centers very soon. US disguised drones strikes on the IS are really targeted at the Syrian army and infrastructure. Russia confused, US knows the positions of the IS but are not firing on them. A new report says a down grid is absolutely possible.

Public School Students Are The New Inmates In The American Police State

‘Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing to all-seeing electronic surveillance, the public schools of the twenty-first century reflect a society that has become fixated on crime, security and violence.’ – Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat (police officer, judge, jailer, spy, profiteer, etc.).
Indeed, at a time when we are all viewed as suspects, there are so many ways in which a person can be branded a criminal for violating any number of laws, regulations or policies. Even if you haven’t knowingly violated any laws, there is still a myriad of ways in which you can run afoul of the police state and end up on the wrong side of a jail cell.
Unfortunately, when you’re a child in the American police state, life is that much worse.
Microcosms of the police state, America’s public schools contain almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the ‘outside.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/14/2015.

Germany Buckles: Angela Merkel Orders New Border Controls

While the German government was previously willing to welcome hundreds of thousands of Middle-Eastern refugees with open arms, it seems that even they are buckling under the pressure of the migrant crisis. Over the weekend, Germany reinstated identity checks along their border and cut off railways that led into the country from Austria. Their decision marks a temporary end to the passport-free travel to Germany that is enjoyed by EU citizens.
Their decision arrived a day before EU ministers were supposed to meet and figure out what to do with the thousands of refugees that are already in Europe.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 14th, 2015.

Putin Sends Tanks to Syria: ‘Largest Deployment of Outside Russian Forces Since USSR Collapse’

Now that Syria is back in the news with the refugee crisis, Russia appears poised to raise another round of alarm bells about the prospect of wider war.
The pending deal with Iran could be broken at any time by all sides, including a preemptive nuclear strike by its enemies. The tensions over Syria – triangulated between Assad’s forces, ISIS terrorists and Western-backed ‘rebels’ – are equally likely to boil over, as the attempts to oust Assad have been stymied.
The attempts to condemn Assad in international public opinion have largely failed, as the accusations of a chemical weapons attack did not stick or even carry credible evidence. Likewise, Russia has stuck up for the Syrian regime, and vowed to oppose a Western agenda to overrun it without proper justification.
However, the announcement of tank shipments from Russia takes it to a whole new level. Via Fox News:
Russia’s military build-up in Syria has grown to include the shipment of a half-dozen highly sophisticated battle tanks – and more troops – a defense official told Fox News, in what the source called the ‘first clear sign of offensive weapons arriving in Syria.’

This post was published at shtfplan on September 14th, 2015.

THE DAILY SHOOTER – Delta State University Professor Dead after Campus ‘Active Shooter Drill’

21st Century Wire says…
Although it’s been less than 24 hours since the apparent shooting of a professor at Delta State University in Mississippi – there are already number of important questions surrounding the incident.
According to reports, a manhunt is currently underway for a Delta State University geography instructor Shannon Lamb, who is reportedly on the run after allegedly shooting his girlfriend and a close colleague on Monday morning.
The ‘active shooting’ was described by the Daily Mail:
‘Lamb, 45, allegedly gunned down church outreach minister Amy Prentiss, 41, at their home in Gautier, Mississippi, at around 6am local time on Monday, according to a police statement.
He then allegedly drove 300 miles to his place of work, called 911 to alert them to Prentiss’ death, then opened fire on the campus at 10:45am local time, killing assistant history professorEthan Schmidt. ‘

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 14, 2015.