In a Police State, Be Careful Trying to Sell Souvenirs

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Source: TheDailyBell.com
April 24, 2017

You know what a good use of law enforcement resources is? Detaining old women for attempting to sell moon rocks and space shuttle pieces.

Of course, NASA is one of the many federal agencies with their own police force. One thing they decided to use this police force for was setting up a sting to catch a woman selling a piece of a space shuttle and moon rock she had received from her deceased husband.

NASA claims ownership over all space shuttle pieces, and therefore assumed the woman was selling stolen federal property. But her husband used to be an engineer for NASA and had received the space souvenirs from his employers.

NASA didn’t have to work hard to catch this 75-year-old widow. She contacted them! But rather than politely inform the woman what she was doing may be illegal, agents set up a sting to meet the woman in a parking lot and exchange the contraband.

Six armed agents detained her for two hours in the busy parking lot, during which time she wet her pants, presumably because she was afraid.

NASA declined to press charges; they are so forgiving. The woman was selling the items in an attempt to raise money for the medical car for her sick son, who has since died.

Her youngest daughter also died, and Joann took responsibility for her grandchildren.

She decided to try to sell the paperweights and contacted auction houses without success. She finally emailed NASA for help in finding a buyer for what she called “rare Apollo 11 space artifacts.” She explained how her late husband had received them.

An appeals court will allow the woman to sue NASA. Because of sovereign immunity, the government can actually decide whether or not to allow people to sue them.

Of course what will likely happen is she will waste money and time in court, and still not get justice for the way she was treated.

This just makes you wonder what is going on in the minds of these government agents. Who was seriously concerned about specs of a space shuttle and moon rock trying to be sold? Who thought it was appropriate to pursue a sting of a woman who contacted them!

This is what happens in bureaucracy. There is no sanity, no thinking feeling human being behind the actions of government. And if they will do something like this automatically, it makes you wonder just what else they will do, how far they will go to do their duty to enforce the laws of the United States government.

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Cop who shot unarmed Florida therapist charged with attempted manslaughter

Source: RT
April 14, 2017

A North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed black man lying down with his hands in the air last summer will face charges of attempted manslaughter and culpable negligence. The victim was looking after a man with autism who was carrying a toy truck. RT America’s Marina Portnaya has the story.

BREAKING: Cop Charged for Shooting Unarmed Therapist on Video for Helping an Autistic Boy

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Source: TheFreeThoughtProject
Matt Agorist
April 13, 2017

North Miami, FL – The police shooting of Charles Kinsey on July 18, 2016, outraged the nation, as video footage captured Kinsey lying on his back with hands in the air, begging the cops not to shoot – but a cop shot him anyway. Now, that cop is actually being charged for his crimes.

Wednesday Afternoon, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, according to Miami New Times, did something she’s never done in her 24 years in office — she charged a cop for an on-duty shooting.

According to the Times, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced it has charged North Miami SWAT Officer Jonathan Aledda with felony attempted manslaughter and misdemeanor culpable negligence after Aledda shot Charles Kinsey, an unarmed black man, in July 2016.

Undoubtedly, a key factor in these charges was the cellphone video taken by a brave citizen who was unafraid to film police.

The scene unfolded that fateful day when Kinsey, a behavior technician at a group home, was trying to calm a distressed autistic boy, Arnaldo Rios, who had left the home. Rios had a toy truck in his hand, but the cops thought there was a gun, despite Kinsey repeatedly saying, “He has a toy truck.”

Afterward, the Miami-Dade police union attempted to rationalize the shooting by saying the cop – now identified as North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda – was trying to shoot the “white male” to protect Kinsey, but missed and struck Kinsey by mistake.

The movement of the white individual looked like he was getting ready to discharge a firearm into Mr. Kinsey,” Miami-Dade union boss John Rivera told WSVN.

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The veracity of that claim, however, is in serious doubt after stunning revelations reported by the Miami New Times this week.

Moments before North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda shot unarmed behavioral technician Charles Kinsey last July 18, another cop on the scene warned there was no gun, only a toy.

The bewildering idea that none of the cops on the scene could see Rios had a toy truck, not a gun, was indeed a farce. Someone did see the toy truck and warned all the officers, but Aledda shot moments after.

These facts were revealed through an audio recording of North Miami Police Chief Gary Eugene’s interview with Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigators.

“I heard the shooter, Officer Aledda, make a statement to the nature of ‘Be advised, I have clear shot [of] subject,’” Eugene said, describing the audio of the police radio just before the shooting. “Later on, a sergeant… got on the air and said, ‘I have a visual; it is a toy. Is it a toy? QRX.’ That means ‘Stand by; don’t do anything.’ Then there is a conversation back and forth. The next transmission was by [another officer saying] ‘Shot fired!’

I heard the sergeant, who advised earlier that it was a toy, say, ‘Hold fire! Hold fire! It was a toy,’ trying to stop whoever was doing the shooting.”

Aledda was put on paid suspension after the shooting, and the Miami-Dade State Attorney finally came to the decision to charge him. Meanwhile, Kinsey has sued Officer Aledda for shooting him.

Police Chief Eugene has been witness to a host of dysfunction – including “department infighting, collusion, and incompetence on the part of city officials” – and could no longer sit by and say nothing. He opened up to FDLE investigators, and there are more damning revelations beyond the fact that an officer informed everyone there was no gun.

After the shooting, an assistant chief repeatedly lied to the police chief, and City Manager Larry Spring ignored vital evidence.

Moreover, the crime scene was mismanaged, and the police department and city government were in disarray and plagued by infighting.

Days after the shooting, Eugene decided to listen to audio of the shooting, after he realized that Assistant Chief Larry Juriga lied to him about events surrounding the shooting. Juriga tried to say that another officer, Police commander Emile Hollant, gave the order to shoot – so Juriga could carry out a personal vendetta against Hollant.

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Cop Chokes Then Bashes In Man’s Face — For Jaywalking

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Source: FreeThoughtProject.com
Matt Agorist
March 12, 2017

Naturally, Montaie, like most people who will watch the video below, is wondering how on earth a jaywalking citation could’ve ended up like this. Cain’s live-in girlfriend wants to know the answer to that question as well.

“I just want some answers. What happened?” said Cain’s live-in girlfriend Antoinette Stewart.

As FOX 40 reports:

She says she fell in love with his goofy, spirited personality two years ago and can’t imagine why something like this would happen.

She can imagine him cutting across a street in his long walk home from his co-manager job at a TV store, but as far as her knowledge of him breaking any laws?

But, as the Free Thought Project has reported numerous times, walking across the street improperly — even if there is zero traffic — can and will end in violence and/or kidnapping. 

According to Stewart, Cain’s never been to jail. However, because he crossed the street in front of the wrong cop, all that could be about to change.

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The Sacramento police have refused to release any details in regards to this incident, noting only that an officer stopped a man for a violation at Cypress and Grand.

As FOX 40 reports:

They couldn’t detail what kind of offense was committed or confirm Cain’s identity

Spokesmen also couldn’t say if there were body cam or dash cam recordings of the arrest.

FOX40 sent the department Montaie’s video and supervisors are reviewing it.

“Any human being don’t deserve that. Nobody deserves that,” Stewart said.

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