The Chain of Obedience (by StormCloudsGathering)
An Open Message to Police & Military (by StormCloudsGathering)
…lately images from Occupy protests streamed on the Internet — often in real time — show just how readily police officers can adopt military-style tactics and equipment, and come off more like soldiers as they face down citizens. Some say this adds up to the emergence of a new, more militaristic breed of civilian police officer. Others disagree.
What seems clear is that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and the federal Homeland Security dollars that flowed to police forces in response to them, have further encouraged police forces to embrace paramilitary tactics like those that first emerged in the decades-long “war on drugs.”
Both wars — first on drugs, then terror — have lent police forces across the country justification to acquire the latest technology, equipment and tactical training for newly created specialized units. +
Fifteen year old beaten by Portland Police last night. Photo by the Oregon.
"This is my worst nightmare," says Stephen Wicker, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell. "As a professor who studies electronic security, this is everything that I have been working against for the last 10 years. It is an utterly appalling invasion of privacy with immense potential for manipulation and privacy theft that requires immediate federal intervention.”
ANONYMOUS - A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD! (by RepublicCouncil)
Occupy Melbourne do it in their tents!
Occupy Melbourne Tent Monsters (by TheFreemanSmith)
Last night we took the Coast Commercial Bank (now owned by Wells Fargo, and three years vacant) at 75 River St. in Santa Cruz, and are establishing it as a community center. These are inspiring and exciting times!
We’ve thus far held several organizational assemblies, have set up a media and…
Needs more cops, but overall an admirable effort from @TPB_Stun