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All Lives Matter Protester Crashes Chicago Bears Game

An individual crashed the Sunday Bears game wearing a gorilla costume and a white t-shirt with the words “All Lives Matter” written on it. While fans running onto the field is nothing new in sports, it’s not everyday that an idiot in a gorilla costume decides to make a play for the most racist moment on ESPN in 2016.

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Sacramento Mayor Beat Protester Who Hit Him in the Face with a Pie to a Bloody Pulp

During the “Seeds of Hope” dinner Kevin Johnson, the Sacramento Mayor and former NBA guard, was hit in the face by a pie thrown by Sean Thompson. Immediately after the Mayor proceed to tackle and beat Thompson to a bloody pulp. UFC fighter and former WEC champion Urijah Faber said, “There was another guy that was being detained who was all dirty, dressed kind of raggedy, and bloodied up at this point who was being held for the cops to come and grab him.” 

Faber also said Johnson described it as a clear-cut case of self-defense, but is such a violent response appropriate to being pied in the face?

“I asked him (Johnson) what happened and apparently the guy had come from behind and just slammed him in the face, sounds like half punch, half pie slamming in the face and then they got into a scuffle and started rolling around on the ground and looks like that guy got the worst of it,” said Faber.

Thompson a member of the Occupy Sacramento camps and the former Sacramento City College student body senator. His motivations for his activism are police brutality and the extreme inequalities” between the upper and lower class. Thompson has been charged with felony assault of a public official and one misdemeanor charge of battery on school or park property.

Thompson was arrested three times prior for illegally camping in front of city hall during the Occupy Sacramento protest and the president of the local police union justified pepper spraying him for unauthorized used of the podium after he turned his back on the city council during a public meeting.

He’s lucky he didn’t get doused in pepper spray, as three cops moved in immediately, put on high alert by his unorthodox and unauthorized use of a podium. – Mark Tyndale, President Sacramento Police Officers Association.

Kevin Johnson went home with his family with no injuries and Sean Thompson was treated at the hospital before being transported to a cage where he is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

Watch: Interview with Sean Thompson

Cops Pull Man Over for Passing the Police Department Three Times in One Night Contradict Themselves Multiple Times

Patrick Roth submitted a video of a traffic stop he was forced to participate in after he passed the police station for the third time in one night. Three police officers were involved but only one of them seemed to think it was about a cracked windshield. The other two were more interested in determining who kept driving past them and defending themselves from an imagined war on cops.

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The Only People Cops are Keeping Me Safe From is Their Supporters

This originally started as a Facebook rant but I felt like I touched on some good points and wanted to elaborate on them further in a more appropriate forum and to a larger audience.

I have been threatened so many times by those who blindly support any action committed by the Thin Blue Line Gang it’s not even funny. In fact I’ve had copsuckers tell me if it wasn’t the for the police presence they would attack me… I’ve even had uniformed police officers approach me and tell me if it wasn’t for them one of their supporters would have attacked me for my opinion or my peaceful actions. I guess this validates their perception that they in fact are keeping me safe, but ironically fail to connect the dots that the very people they are claiming to protect me from are In fact their most dedicated supporters.

How about that for some police state irony?

What I have gathered from these engagements, is that the people who support the police are the ones who need the police. Not to protect them from ambiguous hoodie wearing thugs but to restrain them from committing violent acts against anyone who challenges their fragile statist belief system.

The serious criminals have already said fuck the police and they are prepared to go as far as to kill, anyone not just law enforcement, to protect their profits. A simple way to eliminate these criminals would be to end the war on drugs and legalize individual choice. One cannot legislate another into freedom and choosing to continue a violent campaign that ruins lives and escalates tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve only makes life more dangerous for everyone.

Instead of recognizing that the actions of the police when enforcing these arbitrary dictates as damaging as a whole. These miscreants cling to their oppressors out of the childish fear that without them they would be unable to act in voluntary fashions with those around them. They have been so conditioned to believe that without a government watching over them it would be chaos, they have been rendered effectively helpless without their government minders.

Well you wanna know what chaos is? Chaos is over one thousand people killed by cops in the US as a yearly average. Chaos is mass incarceration for victim-less crimes. Chaos is being forced to pay for monopolized services that you may not want or need. Chaos is having to comply or die.

Most of the people on this planet have already voluntarily agreed not to harm one another without just cause and as such do not need an institution that enforces arbitrary dictates at the barrel of a gun. They are perfectly capable of exchanging goods and services, as well as, doling out justice in an equitable fashion without the help of a 3rd party middle man.

So why then do you continue to defend the outdated idea that because humans are naturally bad, a separate group of humans armed to the teeth, is necessary to enforce the rules of an entirely different group of humans? If you truly believe yourself capable of interacting voluntarily with those around you than you have already transcended the need for any law other than “do no harm.”

 

Charges Dropped After Violent Controversial Cannabis Raid

Khadir Cherry was arrested for distributing cannabis. Four days later officers with Durham Police Department’s HEAT (High Enforcement Abatement Team) knocked on the door to conduct a “knock and talk”, a tactic used when there isn’t enough evidence to procure a warrant, but the police still want to try to enter your house.

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So-Cal Dispensary Owner Shoots Would Be Robbers

A dispensary owner in Walnut Park shot two men after they tried to rob his collective. Around 11pm the men entered the dispensary and at least one of them was armed with an assault rifle. Thankfully, the owner spotted them on one of his security monitors and was able to arm himself.

After the gunfight both men were taken to the hospital in critical condition. They will be remanded into custody as soon as they are healthy enough to leave the hospital.

Gino Chavez, who lives next door and is the director of security for the property, said he heard 2-3 gunshots, and added that he knew the owners and that the situation was unfortunate.

The police responded and are investigating the incident, but in reality they did nothing to prevent the burglary in the first place. Their only incentive to conduct a thorough investigation is the fact that it happened where cannabis is sold and they might be able to get their hands on the product, trump up charges to have it closed or extort the business owner.

Why rip off a cannabis dispensary? The reasons are obvious, lots of cash and lots of weed. For those reasons alone it is important for dispensaries to maintain a level of security that not only protects their inventory, but also makes the patients feel safe.

When looking at the choices for security you only have three options. The obvious choice is let the police handle any criminal activity, but this places you and your investments at risk. The police can only respond so fast and are already stretched thin as it is, with an average response time of ten minutes and a history of collateral damage, you’re better off with no security at all.

The second option, and from my experience the one chosen most by dispensaries, is to employ a staff security guard armed with a firearm. This is usually enough to deter potential problems and make patients feel safe while obtaining their medication. This is also important for collectives that remain open after dark. Being able to provide an elderly or disabled patient with an escort to their vehicle is not only respectful, it’s great for business. It’s also great at keeping any would be intruders out.

The last option is to provide self security, much like the dispensary owner did in this case. Whether he could afford to hire a guard or not, the owner chose to be responsible for his own security,and successfully defended his business from an intrusion. His use of cameras allowed for early warning and a response time that would shame the police. His proficiency with his personal defense weapon allowed him to equalize the battlefield that his dispensary had turned into. Without these tools, he too would have been just another victim that the police were powerless to protect.

Cannabis Activist Billy Hayes Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

A judge sentenced Billy Hayes, Arizona’s most outspoken cannabis activist and entrepreneur, to two years in prison for his involvement with two different cannabis dispensaries. Hayes had been fighting the charges for over two years and turned down a plea deal in 2014 that could have landed him in prison for up to 12 years.

His most recent plea bargain involved two different cases and three charges; one count of possession of narcotics for sale, one count of possession of marijuana for sale and one count of misconduct with weapons that came with a minimum sentence of two years. The courtroom was tense but Superior Court Judge Carolyn Passamonte opted to not make Hayes serve any additional time.

Hayes told New Times it was “rough” that he couldn’t use the defense arguments he wanted, and that officials still didn’t seem to be interpreting the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) correctly.

Although Hayes will spend the next the two years behind bars, he doesn’t exactly deserve to be there and his imprisonment might be more political than punitive.

In 2010, after Arizona governor Jan Brewer cancelled the dispensary system enacted by state voters, Hayes helped organize the first compassion clubs where members could obtain free cannabis. This was a way to legally work around existing laws in response to the recent re-birth of prohibition.

Hayes even sued to have the AMMA amended to allow people who live within a 25 mile radius of a dispensary to cultivate cannabis. Ultimately he was unsuccessful, but if not him fighting the fight, than who?

The ACS was eventually raided for maintaining a number of plants exceeding the state limit, but Hayes was never charged. Instead he distanced himself from the operation and turned his attention toward his cannabis lounge, however, the police raided that establishment as well.

When Hayes refused to take a deal after the police raided his lounge, he and four others were hit with multiple charges stemming from the police raid on the ACS the year before.

During the proceeding Hayes was described as having a compassionate nature, and according to personal testimony, he was not under the impression that he was breaking the law. Hayes is the father of two girls and is about to share to his 10th anniversary with his wife.

Aside from an auto theft in his adolescence, Billy Hayes has only been convicted of cannabis related offenses. The last time he was behind bars he used the law library to gain the knowledge necessary to sue the state of Arizona. It’s impossible to tell what the future holds for Billy Hayes but if this drug war veteran comes out of the clink with both feet on the ground, I would expect his next endeavors to be nothing short of amazing.

Cops Confess People Drive Better When They Are High

Reddit user CashMoney_X posted a truly disturbing yet still highly enlightening conversation he had with a few of his friends who are police officers. Although short, the conversation shows the reality of modern police philosophy, “Everyone is a criminal and people only act perfectly when they have something to hide.”

Read the full conversation below.

I know three guys that became cops around a decade ago and last night I got to sit down and ask them some questions that I have always wanted to ask a cop. Here’s one exchange that blew my mind:

Me: “What makes you suspect someone like my brother (23-year-old male) of driving high (he was once arrested for this) Are there any signs you look for?”

Cop: “If a young guy (18-30ish let’s say) is driving too perfectly he’s probably high. Especially if it’s late at night.”

Me: “Wait, what? If he’s driving too good he’s probably high?”

Cop: “Ya, guys in that age bracket, especially the younger ones, don’t drive that perfectly. If all of a sudden some 19-year-old kid with shaggy hair is following every traffic rule to a ‘T’ something’s up.”

Me: “Huh? You’re saying that guys drive BETTER on pot and that’s a PROBLEM?”

Cop: “I don’t make the rules, dude; you know that.”

So he’s telling me that people have been arrested for……following the laws too well? What in the actual fuck?

Is there anything the police won’t profile you for? In their own words, “If you are a 19-year-old kid with shaggy hair,” you’re not following the traffic laws. Therefore when you do, according to copthink, you must be in violation of some other law.

This logic creates dangerous situations, whereby the possibility that an individual might have a forbidden plant in their possession can trigger an escalating scenario, causing the police to act out violently.

Police profiling is enabled by the prohibition of marijuana and other narcotics, and the damage caused by police combating drug use and sales is often worse than the effects of the narcotics themselves.

Co-Hosting CopBlock Radio in 1 Hour!

Tune in to listen to me co host the CopBlock Radio with Severin Freeman. We will be discussing, The Tamir Rice settlement and Josh Hotchkin’s idea that private police is not the solution to government police.

We will also be discussing life after the force and one officers open letter explaining why he hated being a cop.

All of this and more tonight on CopBlock Radio. Tune in for the latest in police state news and remember “Badges Dont Grant Extra Rights”.

 

Arrested While Filming Clovis Police Harassment

I was dragged to a cage by three Clovis police officers while out CopBlocking. The four of us had joined up to film the police all day sunday and headed into Clovis. The town of Clovis is a white yuppie area with a lot of money in it. The Clovis police are known for harassing people over their appearance. I have heard more than one story about Clovis police serving up a beat down and telling whoever is on the receiving end to “go to Fresno.” They also are not fond of anyone who uses alternative transportation. I have witnessed the harassment of cyclist on multiple occasion on Clovis Ave. Continue reading Arrested While Filming Clovis Police Harassment