There Is A Real War On Americans

This article was written by Bob Livingston and originally published at Personal Liberty Journal
When Americans think of war, they think either of a conflict between two or more nation states that are shooting and bombing each other or, as in the so-called war on terror, of U. S. troops, planes and drones shooting and bombing Islamists in the Arab, Persian and African nations.
Of course, most Americans approve of the ongoing terror war – even those, like President Barack Obama, who will not call it such. Or they at least don’t disapprove of it because there are no clarion calls to end it, but there are calls to expand it to include ISIS. After all, America must right all wrongs across the globe, even if it means killing innocent women and children in the process.
And America must ‘spread democracy,’ even if that means imposing it by force on places that do not want it. And we are ensured the fight is to keep America safe from terror attacks. Or, as in the parlance of Bush the lesser and the neocon cabal, ‘We’ve got to fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.’
The U. S. government has spent trillions of dollars and, worse, has expended thousands of American lives to make sure ‘we don’t have to fight them over here.’ Yet Americans are as worried as ever about the possibility of a terror attack in the United States and we are constantly told the threat is greater than ever. Americans are so worried that 63 percent of them welcome the government’s snooping into their communications and banking records if it’s investigating ‘possible terrorist threats.’
Given the money, attention and fear invested in the war on Islamic terror, one would think U. S. streets are awash in the blood of Americans slaughtered by Islamists. But using the most expansive definition of terrorist attack possible, fewer than 30 Americans in the U. S. have been killed by Muslims since 9/11, and 13 of those occurred in one incident of ‘workplace violence.’ If one includes both domestic and overseas attacks, the odds of an American being killed by a terrorist are about 1 in 20 million. And history has shown that most terror attacks and attempted terrorist attacks in the U. S. involved FBI-prompted patsies.

This post was published at Alt-Market on 01 May 2015.

What’s Really Behind the Flash Crash Trader Prosecution?

The Justice Department’s case against the 36 year old lone bedroom trader in the U. K., Navinder Singh Sarao, has now been thoroughly discredited by every Wall Street veteran who has studied it, most pointing out that what Sarao did is happening every second that Wall Street is open for business. Business writers at the New York Times, Financial Times, Newsweek, and Bloomberg View have given the charges an unequivocal thumbs down.
The Justice Department’s complaint itself is unusual. It consists of a one page complaint cover sheet followed not by a detailed breakdown of the counts but by an affidavit from an FBI agent. The case is filed in the Federal District Court in the Northern District of Illinois but no U. S. Attorney or Assistant U. S. Attorney from that district has signed this complaint. The names listed at the top of the first page, more as a reference since they have not signed any part of this complaint, are Department of Justice Fraud Section Assistant Chief Brent S. Wible and Fraud Section Trial Attorney Michael T. O’Neill. Both show phone numbers with the 202 area code, meaning this case came out of the Washington, D. C. office of the Justice Department, not the Northern District of Illinois where the futures market that Sarao is charged with manipulating is located.
The case is based largely on analysis from an unnamed ‘consulting group’ and a ‘professor and academic researcher who studies and has written extensively on financial markets and algorithmic trading.’ Given the public drubbing of this case, that professor is now likely climbing deeper into his hole of anonymity.
Add all of the above to the fact that the case is coming out of the blue, five long years after the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010, and after regulators had already fingered mutual fund company Waddell & Reed as the key culprit in their lengthy report of 2010, and you are left with the highly intriguing question as to what the real motivation is for the Justice Department to go out on such a precarious limb with this case.
Four schools of thought come readily to mind. First is that the Justice Department wants to frighten off the tens of thousands of solo day traders who are jazzing up pre-packaged software and periodically beating the Wall Street big boys at their own game of spoofing and layering. Next is that Sarao may be some kind of genius trader or software developer and Wall Street wants him extradited to deploy his talents on this side of the pond. Third, there may be more to the FBI’s case than we know: for example, why was a mega global bank like Credit Suisse financing Sarao’s trading. Was there more to this relationship than is presently known? And, finally, elements of all three of the above scenarios may be in play. We’ll look at each of the first three elements separately.
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This post was published at Wall Street On Parade By Pam Martens and Russ Marte.

The Collapse in the Rule of Law – What is Wrong With Government?

The collapse in the rule of law is so vital for sustaining the economy that it is often overlooked. The issue of ‘Clinton Cash’, combined with the FBI’s new scandal of outright murdering people using false evidence, is indicative of how empires, nations, and city-states die. Hillary knows that no matter what she does, she will NEVER be held accountable. With the outright criminal activity she has engaged in, any one of us would be serving 20 years in prison. These facts are simply true – not a political spin. She is not alone, all those in government, with few exceptions, look upon us as not merely the great unwashed, but outright stupid fools. Those in MSNBC will spin this as just Republicans bashing Hillary. She can do no wrong – EVER. Then you will have FOX taking the opposite view. But between the two extremes lies the sad truth: they can, and do, get away with murder and theft, for ONLY government can criminally prosecute – we have no right to justice.
It certainly appears that we are complacent as a society and as such, we never act until it is too late. Then everything falls apart and we call that revolution. Government is not a fool. Even in Europe, there are military groups forming to deal with protesters, and it appears they are smart enough in Brussels to make sure that they do not use ‘police’ from their own native region. If you have a rebellion in Germany, it is best to have someone from somewhere else to crack skulls. Yet even then, the mentality of the police in Europe is curiously anti-public as we are seeing in the United States. This begs the question – Does history produce the type of people that make conflict on each side at the right time?

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on April 29, 2015.

Innocent Man Convicted After FBI ‘Expert’ Analysts Confused His Hair with the Hair of a DOG

Washington D. C. – The FBI recently admitted that ‘nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gav flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.’ One of the most egregious cases to come to light thus far is the case of Santae Tribble, who served 28 years in prison after hair analysts couldn’t tell dog hair apart from human hair.
The case went to trial in Washington D. C. in 1978. Tribble, then 17, stood accused of robbing and murdering a cab driver in front of his home. Tribble asserted throughout the trial he was not guilty, and in spite of the testimony of friends vouching for his innocence, he was found guilty after only 40 minutes of jury deliberation. He was convicted because two expert hair analysts testified that one strand of hair found near the scene of the crime matched Tribble’s.
Almost 30 years of his life later, an independent analysis discovered that the testimony given by the forensics experts was incorrect – none of the hairs on or near the scene matched Tribble’s.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on April 27th, 2015.

Countdown To A U.S./Ukraine Major Offensive Against The South Eastern Ukrainians – Episode 649

The following video was published by X22Report on Apr 23, 2015
UK retail sales decline. Initial claims jump again as more people lose their jobs. New home sales implode. U. S. manufacturing declines and the Baltic Dry Index falls again. Obama and the central bankers are pushing the TPP agreement and congress must approve it without reading it. U. S. trainers showing Ukrainian soldiers how to use weapons. U. S. trainers spotted in the combat zone. John Kerry warns Russia to remove their buildup of equipment and soldiers. Pure propaganda to mask the major offensive the U. S./Ukraine forces are preparing for. FBI warns about hackers hijacking jet planes.

GOP Establishment Queen Mitch McConnell Introduces Patriot Act Reauthorization with Zero NSA Reforms

Late last week, I published a post about Patriot Act reauthorization that turned out to be extremely popular. It was titled, Congress is Attempting to Reauthorize Key Patriot Act Provisions by Sneaking it Into ‘USA Freedom Act.’ Here’s an excerpt:
June 1, 2015 is a very important day for American civil liberties and the Constitution. On that day, Section 215 of the Patriot Act, one of the most egregious pieces of legislation passed in U. S. history, will expire automatically without reauthorization from Congress. Naturally, this is causing a panic attack within the heart of the NSA, FBI and all the authoritarian lackey legislators in Washington D. C. With the chances of a clean reauthorization next to none, these crafty ‘representatives’ and their puppeteers need to figure out a way to sneak it into another piece of legislation. What better way to do this than making it a part of something that ostensibly appears to be reining in surveillance powers. Enter the USA Freedom Act.
As mentioned, it is widely believed that there isn’t enough support for straight reauthorization unaccompanied by some sort of NSA reform, but that won’t stop GOP establishment queen Mitch McConnell from trying.
McConnell is amongst the most freedom hating, constitution trampling Republican members in the Senate, sharing this distinction with John McCain and Lindsey Graham. What makes McConnell far more dangerous is his position as Senate Majority Leader. Today, the Washington Post informed us how he’s wielding such power:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 22, 2015.

Houston Cop and Former ‘Officer of the Year’ Indicted for Trafficking Weapons for Los Zetas Drug Cartel

What’s so shocking about the story below is not that a 20-year veteran of the Houston police force, who was previously named one of the ‘Officers of the Year’ by the Officers Union, was trafficking weapons for drug cartels. What’s shocking is that he was actually indicted and faces life in prison. He should’ve worked for a federal agency like the DEA or TSA, in which case he might not have even been fired. For example:
DEA Agents Caught Having Drug Cartel Funded Prostitute Sex Parties Received Slap on the Wrist; None Fired
TSA Agents Caught Gaming System so Male Screener Could Grope Attractive Passengers; No Criminal Charges Filed
We learn from KPRC 2 News in Houston that:
KPRC 2 News obtained secretly recorded video that federal agents say shows a veteran Houston police officer providing assault rifles and information from an HPD database to a FBI informant posing as a drug trafficker. The video is part of federal investigation of HPD officer Noe Juarez.
Juarez was arrested last week after he was indicted in New Orleans for conspiracy to distribute 5 kilos or more of cocaine.
Federal agents say for years Juarez supplied guns, bulletproof vests, cars and police intelligence to members of the Los Zetas drug cartel.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 22, 2015.

Does an airline have the ‘right’ to refuse service to anyone?

This week cyber-security and threat modeling expert Chris Roberts of One World Labs was detained and interrogated for four hours and had his laptop and other electronic devices seized without warrant by the FBI, and later was denied boarding by United Airlines for a flight on which he had a valid ticket, for posting this Tweetquestioning the security of IP-based networks on aircraft that commingle in-flight entertainment (IFE) data with data from navigation flight control sensors and avionics systems such as Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) data.
The incident raises important questions about the legality of Roberts’ detention, the search and seizure of his electronic devices, and the decision by United Airlines to refuse to transport him.
The aircraft cyber-vulnerability questioned in Roberts’ Tweet is neither unknown nor obscure. Roberts was interviewed about this threat model for aircraft hacking on Fox News last month. And the issue was highlighted in a public report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) earlier this month. The illustration at the top of this article, ‘Aircraft Diagram Showing Internet Protocol Connectivity Inside and Outside of Aircraft’, appeared on p. 23 of the GAO report. The GAO report prompted more news coverage about the issue, and other security researchershave raised similar concerns.
Roberts and his employer, One World Labs, told CNN this week that they ‘warned AirBus and Boeing in recent years about the danger in connected computer networks…. One World Labs tried a different approach earlier this year, when it instead disclosed these flaws to the FBI and a U. S. intelligence agency. Mark Turnage, the firm’s CEO, said they met with two FBI agents in Denver on several occasions….’

This post was published at Papers Please on April 20, 2015.

SMOKE SCREEN: Does New FBI 9/11 ‘Saudi’ Report Deflect From Clandestine Realities?

21st Century Wire says…
As the crisis in Yemen continues to unfold, a controversial report detailing Saudi Arabia’s involvement in 9/11 comes forward…
Is this latest 9/11 disclosure just another propaganda ploy, meant to deflect from other perpetrators involved in planning and executing the attacks of Sept 11, 2001, while creating confusion around real US proxy partnerships in the Middle East?
Nothing happens by accident in US politics, and this latest ‘release’ is no exception…

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on APRIL 19, 2015.

American Justice – FBI Lab Overstated Forensic Hair Matches in 95% of Cases, Including 32 Death Sentences

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.
Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.
The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison.
‘These findings are appalling and chilling in their indictment of our criminal justice system, not only for potentially innocent defendants who have been wrongly imprisoned and even executed, but for prosecutors who have relied on fabricated and false evidence despite their intentions to faithfully enforce the law,’ Blumenthal said.
– From the Washington Post article: FBI Overstated Forensic Hair Matches in Nearly All Trials efore 2000
The American justice system is broken. Completely and totally broken. This has been one of the key themes here at Liberty Blitzkrieg since inception, and I’ve come to realize that the death of the rule of law is the single most important issue facing our society at this time.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Michael Krieger | Posted Sunday Apr 19, 2015.

The Anthrax Coverup Exposed – Paul Craig Roberts

Graeme MacQueen’s 2014 book, The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy, has been vindicated by the head of the FBI’s Anthrax Investigation.
Four and one-half months ago I posted a review of MacQueen’s book. The hired government apologists, the despicable presstitute media, and the usual gullible patriots greeted the book with screams of ‘conspiracy theory.’ In fact, MacQueen’s book was a carefully researched project that established that there indeed was a conspiracy – a conspiracy inside the government.
MacQueen’s conclusion stands vindicated by Richard Lambert, the agent in charge of the FBI anthrax investigation who has turned whistleblower.
It was obvious to any person familiar with the techniques that governments use to erode liberty by destroying the protection given to citizens by law that the purpose of the anthrax letters, especially the letters to senators Patrick Leahy and Tom Daschle, was to raise the fear level in order to guarantee the passage of the tyrannical PATRIOT Act.
The PATRIOT Act was a decisive blow against American liberty. The act has served to negate the US Constitution in the 21st century and to endow the federal government with unaccountable and tyrannical powers.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on April 18, 2015.

FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States

A recent al-Qaeda video shows a militant training to carry out his mission of lying back and watching America’s status as a superpower erode
WASHINGTON – Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a ‘highly credible terrorist threat,’ the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord.
Multiple intelligence agencies confirmed that the militant Islamist organization and its numerous affiliates intend to carry out a massive, coordinated plan to stand aside and watch America’s increasingly rapid decline, with terrorist operatives across the globe reportedly mobilizing to take it easy, relax, and savor the spectacle as it unfolds.
‘We have intercepted electronic communication indicating that al-Qaeda members are actively plotting to stay out of the way while America as we know it gradually crumbles under the weight of its own self-inflicted debt and disrepair,’ FBI Deputy Director Mark F. Giuliano told the assembled press corps. ‘If this plan succeeds, it will leave behind a nation with a completely dysfunctional economy, collapsing infrastructure, and a catastrophic health crisis afflicting millions across the nation. We want to emphasize that this danger is very real.’
‘And unfortunately, based on information we have from intelligence assets on the ground, this plot is already well under way,’ he added.

This post was published at The Burning Platform on 18th April 2015.

Congress is Attempting to Reauthorize Key Patriot Act Provisions by Sneaking it Into ‘USA Freedom Act’

Yet with Section 215′s lifespan now stretching to a matter of weeks, supporters of broad surveillance powers have yet to put forth a bill for their preservation – evidence, opponents believe, that the votes for reauthorization do not exist, particularly not in the House of Representatives.
More likely, according to a multiple Hill sources, is a different option under consideration: making the major NSA reform bill of the last Congress the point of departure for reauthorizing 215 in the current one.
The bill would not abridge NSA collection of Americans’ international communications, nor prevent the NSA or the FBI from warrantlessly searching through its troves of them for Americans’ identifying information. Nor would it restrict a constellation of surveillance efforts authorized by a Reagan-era executive order. Even a recently disclosed bulk domestic phone records collection dragnet by the Drug Enforcement Agency would be untouched.
‘We should be demanding more reforms than the intelligence agencies are gladly willing to offer us,’ said David Segal of the activist group Demand Progress.
– From the Guardian article: NSA and FBI Fight to Retain Spy Powers as Surveillance Law Nears Expiration
June 1, 2015 is a very important day for American civil liberties and the Constitution. On that day, Section 215 of the Patriot Act, one of the most egregious pieces of legislation passed in U. S. history, will expire automatically without reauthorization from Congress. Naturally, this is causing a panic attack within the heart of the NSA, FBI and all the authoritarian lackey legislators in Washington D. C. With the chances of a clean reauthorization next to none, these crafty ‘representatives’ and their puppeteers need to figure out a way to sneak it into another piece of legislation. What better way to do this than making it a part of something that ostensibly appears to be reining in surveillance powers. Enter the USA Freedom Act.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 17, 2015.

The Connection Between Jade Helm and ISIS

Publicly, The United States and Mexico deny that there are ISIS terrorists operating near El Paso, TX. However, the rapid deployment of FBI personnel, following the release of a Judicial Watch disclosure which reported that ISIS maintains a base camp only a few miles from El Paso, TX., is noteworthy. The fact that the gathering of FBI brass at the border, and DHS was not invited, speaks to the deep division that is forming within the government on this issue.
The Judicial Watch report has come under intense criticism from Federal officials since it surfaced three days ago. However, the criticism is irrelevant and false. The presence of the ISIS camp is merely part of a bigger paramilitary force preparing to attack selected targets inside of the United States.
ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that includes a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector. During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as ‘plans’ of Fort Bliss. The implications are obvious.
According to documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, the Jurez Cartel helps ISIS terrorists move through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. The report goes on to state that east of El Paso and Ciudad Jurez, cartel-backed ‘coyotes’ are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the unguarded border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. The Judicial Watch documents specifically state that these particular areas are targeted by ISIS because of ‘their understaffed municipal and county police forces as well as the already existing relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling’.
ISIS Targets Identified According to Judicial Watch, ‘ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM’.
The ISIS Base Camp Is Part of a Much Bigger Terrorist Organization
The Common Sense Show has discovered that there is incontrovertible evidence that criminal drug cartels, like Los Zetas and the Sinaloa’s have not only used MS-13 gangsters as hit men and child sex traffickers, but so has the Juarez Cartel (partners with the ISIS leaders of the base camp near El Paso). Also participating in this terror network are members of the Barrio Azteca gang and the purpose is to enforce their will upon the border region between Mexico and the United States.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on April 17, 2015.

Bob Graham: FBI Is Covering up Saudi Connection to 9/11

The FBI is whitewashing a shadowy Saudi role in the September 11 attacks, says a former US Senator.
From the New York Post:
Former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who in 2002 chaired the congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, maintains the FBI is covering up a Saudi support cell in Sarasota for the hijackers. He says the al-Hijjis’ ‘urgent’ pre-9/11 exit suggests ‘someone may have tipped them off’ about the coming attacks.
Graham has been working with a 14-member group in Congress to urge President Obama to declassify 28 pages of the final report of his inquiry which were originally redacted, wholesale, by President George W. Bush.
‘The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier,’ he said, adding, ‘I am speaking of the kingdom,’ or government, of Saudi Arabia, not just wealthy individual Saudi donors.
Approximately two weeks before the 9/11 attacks, a prominent family abandoned their home in Sarasota, Florida without notifying anyone. Neighbors were suspicious and contacted the FBI.
An investigation into the family was opened, and it was found that at least one ‘family member’ trained at the same flight school as some of the 9/11 hijackers in nearby Venice:


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

Twenty Years Later: Facts About the OKC Bombing That Go Unreported

Next week will mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, which killed 168 people including 19 children. The mainstream media will undoubtedly focus its attention on Timothy McVeigh, who was put to death in June 2001 for his part in the crime. They might also mention Terry Nichols, who was convicted of helping McVeigh plan the bombing and is serving a life sentence without parole.
There will be less discussion about how the FBI spent years hunting for a man who witnesses say accompanied McVeigh on the day of the bombing. They called this accomplice John Doe #2 and theories about his identity range from an Iraqi named Hussain Al-Hussaini, to a German national described below, to a neo-nazi bank robber named Richard Guthrie. The Justice Department finally gave up its search and said it was all a mistake – that there was never any credible evidence of a John Doe #2 being involved.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on April 13, 2015.

The New York Post Reports – FBI is Covering Up Saudi Links to 9/11 Attack

Former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who in 2002 chaired the congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, maintains the FBI is covering up a Saudi support cell in Sarasota for the hijackers. He says the al-Hijjis’ ‘urgent’ pre-9/11 exit suggests ‘someone may have tipped them off’ about the coming attacks.
Graham has been working with a 14-member group in Congress to urge President Obama to declassify 28 pages of the final report of his inquiry which were originally redacted, wholesale, by President George W. Bush.
‘The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier,’ he said, adding, ‘I am speaking of the kingdom,’ or government, of Saudi Arabia, not just wealthy individual Saudi donors.
Sources who have read the censored Saudi section say it cites CIA and FBI case files that directly implicate officials of the Saudi Embassy in Washington and its consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks – which, if true, would make 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war by a foreign government.
– From the New York Post article: How the FBI is Whitewashing the Saudi Connection to 9/11
One of the strangest aspects of the post 9/11 period has been the number of very intelligent people who intimately appreciate and fight against the innumerable crimes and thefts committed by the American oligarchy, yet simply can’t comes to terms with the fact that the official story of September 11, 2001 is a heaping pile of bullshit. At the end of the day, I think it’s just a function of managing career risk. Having already achieved some level of public success, not many people will want to give the mainstream media the opportunity to attach ’9/11 truther’ to their name, thus tarnishing all the other work they do in the mind of the general public.
I’ve never claimed to know exactly what happened on that day. The only thing I’ve said is that we aren’t being told anything close to the whole story, and without the real story, the entire ‘war on terror’ becomes a gigantic scam. I simply don’t believe that a few guys pulled off these attacks and brought down the World Trade Center without state backing. Once state backing enters the equation, the entire thing does indeed become a very real conspiracy. One that takes on special significance if the state sponsor is one of America’s closest allies in the Middle East. An ally that is unquestionably a ruthless, medieval-style monarchy that was itching to rid itself of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Over the past few years, it has become increasingly obvious that elements within the Saudi government were directly responsible for 9/11. I suggest familiarizing yourself with the following:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 13, 2015.

FBI and DEA Agents Actually have to be Instructed not to Consort with Hookers?!?!

Yes. Seriously.
That paragon of honesty and virtue (cough, cough, hack, choke on that one) Attorney General Eric Holder actually had to advise all of America’s FBI and DEA agents in a memo that it is not a good idea to associate with prostitutes.
Seriously.
From AFP today:
Attorney General Eric Holder said paying prostitutes ‘threatens the core mission’ of the department, because it can lead to extortion and blackmail and can support human trafficking.

This post was published at John Galt Fla on April 10, 2015.

Caught On Tape: South Carolina Cop Shoots Unarmed Man 8 Times In The Back

Activists plan to protest in South Carolina today, according to Reuters, after a white police officer was caught on video fatally shooting a 50-year-old black man in the back as he ran away following a traffic stop. The officer has been charged with murder and the FBI and U. S. Justice Department are investigating the shooting, the latest in a series of incidents that have raised questions about U. S. policing and race relations.
As Reuters reports, the video shows a brief scuffle between the pair before Scott begins to run away.
Slager is then seen taking aim with a handgun before shooting eight times at Scott’s back. Scott then slumps facedown onto the grass.
According to a police report, Slager told other officers Scott had taken his stun gun from him.
At no point in the video, which does not show the initial contact between the men, does Scott appear to be armed.
Slager is seen placing the victim in handcuffs as he lies on the ground, and then the officer walks back to a spot near where he opened fire.
The video then shows him appearing to pick something up, return to Scott, and then drop it next to him on the ground.
You decide…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 04/08/2015.