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Spy Agency Stole Scoop From Media Outlet And Handed It To The AP
huffingtonpost.com
August 5, 2014

The Associated Press dropped a significant scoop on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that in the last several years the U.S. government's terrorism watch list has doubled.

A few minutes after the AP story, then consisting of three paragraphs, was posted at 12:32 p.m., The Intercept published a much more comprehensive article. The original article, which has since been updated and expanded, appears below. The government, it turned out, had "spoiled the scoop," an informally forbidden practice in the world of journalism. To spoil a scoop, the subject of a story, when asked for comment, tips off a different, typically friendlier outlet in the hopes of diminishing the attention the first outlet would have received. Tuesday's AP story was much friendlier to the government's position, explaining the surge of individuals added to the watch list as an ongoing response to a foiled terror plot.

When A Woman Attacks A Man, He's Portrayed As The Bad Guy For Defending Himself
libertyviral.com
August 5, 2014

How many times can a woman hit a man before he's actually allowed to defend himself?

An incident which occurred in Britain is going viral because it depicts a violent woman attacking a man and the news report spinning it as the man being in the wrong for defending himself. The woman attacked the man for giving him bad directions and he defends himself from her blows by sweeping her off her feet while people standing nearby did almost nothing to stop her.

Ron Paul Argues for Clemency for NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden
reason.com
August 5, 2014

Former Rep. Ron Paul is has relaunched his petition at Voices of Liberty urging clemency for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Paul writes: Mr. Snowden made headlines in late spring 2013 when he revealed in a videotaped interview with investigative journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras that our federal government has been operating a massive spying program. The revelations have and continue to open our minds to the truth and power of our government. We are being watched and recorded. And we don't have to do anything wrong; individuals can be falsely attacked to derive suspicion...

SHOCK VIDEO: Cop Explains Why Police No Longer Follow the Constitution
thefreethoughtproject.com
August 5, 2014

A brutally candid video was captured and uploaded to youtube Monday of an Helmetta, NJ cop.

Steve Wronko had gone to the Helmetta Police Department with a list of objections about recent violations at the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter. According to the Community outreach facebook page created to expose the atrocities of the shelter, Reform Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter, there is a long stemming controversy from the Helmetta Mayor, Nancy Martin. Martin also happens to be the tax collector for the City of Perth. In 2011, Martin made her son, Brandon Metz, the head of the Animal Shelter. She also appointed him to Animal Cruelty Investigator, Borough Laborer, Water Meter Reader, and Certified Recycling Co-ordinator, according to the facebook page.

2 FDNY EMTs Had to Stop 4 NYPD Cops from Beating Mentally Ill, Handcuffed Man in Stretcher
thefreethoughtproject.com
August 5, 2014

The NYPD is all over the blotter recently, this time 4 NYPD cops have been turned in by two emergency medical technicians for waylaying on a restrained mentally ill man.

The two emergency medical technicians were called to Brooklyn's 67th Precinct stationhouse to bring an emotionally disturbed man to a nearby hospital last month. According to reports the man was combative and was banging his head against the wall. The patient was in cuffs and foot shackles when violence broke out.

Cop Blockers Told By Police That They Don't Live in a Free Country
thefreethoughtproject.com
August 5, 2014

After a recent meeting held by members of Cop Block, Cop Watch and the Peaceful Streets Project, in Arlington Texas, attendees were followed and harassed by police.

According to local Cop Block leader Joseph Tye, the group heard that their meetings were being monitored over their police scanner. The cops were allegedly giving descriptions of the Cop Blockers cars to one another over the radio and waited for the last two members to leave so they could follow them onto the road. The individuals who were stopped by police, were actually brand new members of Cop Block. Unfortunately they were not able to hold their ground to prevent the police from detaining one of them and giving her a field sobriety test. To detain someone without charges is illegal in many states including Texas, however, the woman driving was bullied into complying with the police orders.

NYPD Destroyed Evidence After Officer Killed Student With Police Car | The Free Thought Project
thefreethoughtproject.com
August 5, 2014

Last year, NYPD Officer Darren Ilardi ran over 24-year-old Ryo Oyamada with his police car, killing the young student outside of a deli near the intersection of 40th Avenue and 10th Street, in Queensbridge, New York.

After the accident, Ilardi intentionally destroyed evidence and began a year long cover-up which has been revealed in a recent lawsuit. It is also highly possible that Ilardi is not the only officer who participated in the cover-up. According to the lawsuit, officers who responded to the scene failed to conduct a proper investigation. The responding officers dispersed the eyewitnesses without getting any testimony, they failed to measure skid marks or to check Ilardi's cellphone and dash-cam footage to see if he was distracted while driving. Additionally, the police report was heavily redacted and it seems that surveillance video which was taken near the scene of the crime miraculously disappeared.

WATCH: Ron Paul on C-SPAN - Campaign for Liberty
campaignforliberty.org
August 4, 2014

Watch C4L Chairman Ron Paul's interview on C-SPAN. In the three-hour interview, Dr. Paul discusses many topics including foreign policy,  the Federal Reserve,  the RNC, and abortion.

Border Patrol Agent's Stunning Response After a Truck Driver Asked Him a Simple Question
theblaze.com
August 4, 2014

A truck driver who was stopped at an apparent Border Patrol checkpoint and asked if he was a U.S. citizen is becoming an Internet star after he asked the Border Patrol agent a question of his own.

NYPD Falsely Accused Diabetic Teen of Murder and Stole His Insulin To Force Confession | The Free Thought Project
thefreethoughtproject.com
August 4, 2014

A Brooklyn family is filing a federal lawsuit against the NYPD after their 14 year old diabetic son, Richard Gonzalez, was denied insulin while falsely arrested on attempted murder charges.

This past April, there was a shooting at a Foot Locker in Bushwick, New York, in which 15-year-old Isaiah Martinez was shot in the foot for allegedly trying to cut in line to buy a pair of $250 Kanye West-designed Nike Air "Yeezy" sneakers. Witnesses told police that the shooter was named "Richie", which led police to search through names on Facebook for a match. Police discovered that Martinez was Facebook friends with 14 year old Richard Gonzalez, which was apparently all the evidence that they needed to arrest him and put him through brutal witness intimidation tactics.

     

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