Feds Out of Portland

Feds Out of Portland

Maybe no one would have noticed if Trump had sent in some FBI guys just to help guard the federal courthouse in Portland, but Trump lives by the motto “Be ominously obnoxious or go home.” So he sends in unidentified agents from customs, the border patrol, and other such agencies to scoop demonstrators off the streets. Now he’s threatening to do the same thing in other cities, including Chicago. State and local officials in Oregon and around the country are concerned.

Trump may like the optics in this election season. To many of us, however, it looks bloody fascistic. Let local communities work this stuff out. The last thing they need is an escalation of trouble compliments of an invading federal force.

Episode 438: Why Americans Don’t Care About The Warfare Or Police State w/ Scott Horton

Episode 438: Why Americans Don’t Care About The Warfare Or Police State w/ Scott Horton

75 Minutes

Some Strong Language

Scott starts out commenting on China/US relations and the “report” that Russia is putting bounties on the heads of American servicemen in Afghanistan.  After that Scott tackles whether US foreign policy in the middle east can be traced to racial animus and how that may tie into the way the State governs at home.

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Antiwar.com

Fool’s Errand

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‘Special Powers, Government Powers’: British Man Told He Can’t Be In His Own Yard

‘Special Powers, Government Powers’: British Man Told He Can’t Be In His Own Yard

When UK police enact restrictions they (perhaps predictably) go insane.

Watch this encounter where a man in his own garden is told to get indoors or “the coronavirus will get you!”

At one point the officer even begins dictating how many times the man is able to go to the local grocery store. “I saw you carrying two bottles of pop earlier.”

Just maddening.

Of course the state never “apologizes”. Since the UK went on lockdown there’s been endless examples of such outlandish abuses.

Episode 391: CP From Deterrence Dispensed on the Duncan Lemp Murder and Making Guns in Your Garage

Episode 391: CP From Deterrence Dispensed on the Duncan Lemp Murder and Making Guns in Your Garage

43 Minutes

PG-13

Pete invited CP (CTRLPew) from Deterrence Dispensed to come on the show and talk about their continuing work designing CAD files that enable all of us to 3D print and fabricate firearms in our homes.

They start out discussing what details can be known of the Duncan Lemp murder by police in what appears to be a “Red Flag” assault and also talk about the nature of modern law enforcement.

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*Bonus* Jim Bovard on the Police Killing of Duncan Lemp

*Bonus* Jim Bovard on the Police Killing of Duncan Lemp

18 Minutes

Pg-13

Jim Bovard joined me on Skype to answer questions about the Duncan Lemp killing in Maryland by a SWAT team in which it appears that Lemp was sleeping when he was shot and killed.

Did Maryland Police Shoot And Kill A Sleeping Man?

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Episode 339: ‘Death to Tyrants’ and Their Police State

Episode 339: ‘Death to Tyrants’ and Their Police State

47 Minutes

PG-13

Pete wanted to do another episode highlighting police abuses throughout the country so he invited Buck Johnson from the “Death to Tyrants” podcast to add to the conversation.

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Articles Discussed

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/watch-family-says-they-were-attacked-arrested-for-loitering-in-their-own-yard/?fbclid=IwAR1IyGrEKWkz0ohGcBGxQkj9JP-6OpwKzZHUHNaZqP15yp0nBcRkF-3Hi4k

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crime-courts/2019/10/11/apd-officer-charged-with-assault-after-use-of-force-investigation-police-say/?fbclid=IwAR3X2Qwjg5u1FUnj3kg-YozxUPrUOb7UbZZf6j0iu8ChS9hdR9wwl9HgEmM

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crime-courts/2019/10/02/anchorage-police-investigating-animal-cruelty-complaint-after-officer-seen-dragging-police-dog-by-its-leash/?fbclid=IwAR0duXvUfGWZ1cFzptZl_1Rhvgdk33ltqrCEaDWV6DcFHsQr9vieCE82DSA

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/17/us/aurora-police-shooting/index.html

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Comedy Racism Debate! Affirmative Action & Police Brutality

Comedy Racism Debate! Affirmative Action & Police Brutality

The Alien inhabits the body of an African and tries to understand the concept of Racism.  The Hypocrite Twins debate affirmative action, racism in the media, and police brutality.

 

Is affirmative action unconstitutional?

Should police wear body cameras?

Are Disney movies a bad example for kids?

All this and more covered in this offensive ball busting episode!

 

 

Episode 327: How do you Raise Your Children in an Expanding Police State?

Episode 327: How do you Raise Your Children in an Expanding Police State?

64 Minutes

Strong Language

Pete invited Raylene Lightheart and Sherry Voluntary to return to the show. With the increasing reports of police violence, and the arresting of children as young as 6-years-old, Pete asked Sherry and Raylene to come on the show and talk about what they’re telling their kids about what they should do in the unfortunate event they are confronted by the modern day “Warrior Cop.”

Sherry is the host of the “Sherry Voluntary Show” and Raylene is the co-host of “Blast Off with Johnny Rocket.”

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Blast off w/ Johnny Rocket

Documentary About Police Raping Women

6-Year-old Arrested for a Tantrum

Lions of Liberty Podcast

Feds Out of Portland

Episode 113: Tales From the Police State

Mance talks about a few recent incidents in which police, once again, crossed the line. Mance comments on each one exposing modern policing as illegitimate and immoral.
Deputies Torture Man
Police Dog Mauls Handcuffed Man
Police Stalk and Creepily Harass Man
Oklahoma City Shooting and Toronto Bombing
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Feds Out of Portland

A local cop wants to fight a man who banned police from his gym

This article originally appeared at Anti-Media. 

 

Atlanta — A story about an Atlanta gym owner, Jim Chambers, who refuses to serve police officers and members of the military is having a ripple effect in the community. Now, local media is reporting that a cop has challenged Chambers to a boxing match at an upcoming event.

It all began when a military veteran saw a sign posted outside Chambers’ EAV Barbell Gym that read:

“Rules: Do whatever the fuck you want, correctly, except crossfit cultism — no fucking cops.”

The veteran was offended and sent a photo of the sign to Atlanta’s 11Alive News, who proceeded to publish a story with the following opening:

“A shocking and vulgar sign about police officers has been posted in front of a local business in Atlanta. The sign could be seen from the street with the curse word blurred out, but the message is clear: It says no cops allowed.”

In speaking to 11Alive News for the story, Chambers not only defended his policy, but also expanded it.

“We’ve had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’ policy since we opened, and we also don’t open membership to active members of the military,” he said.

Chambers has since taken the sign down, but as he told 11Alive News, the move was about shielding members of his gym from criticism and not about any faltering of his stance:

“I didn’t want the other folks there to take the heat that I’m willing to take.”

Chambers, a lifelong political activist, explained that most of the people who work out at his gym are minorities who feel uncomfortable around law enforcement. He says his gym, which also doubles as a meeting place for other local activists, simply isn’t an appropriate place for cops to come and burn off energy:

“We wanted one space that was just a little different. It’s not an aggressive, hetero-jock space that’s dominated by cops and soldiers. It’s a place where you’re safe from that.

“And we don’t want to make police stronger so that they can hurt people more efficiently. It’s not a personal thing, but if you put that uniform on, and quite honestly I view that as an occupying enemy army.”

To be clear, the atmosphere at EAV Barbell Gym is described on its website for anyone to view beforehand:

“We require no one to agree with any set of politics, but if you are hostile to the fringe, you ought to look elsewhere. We wanted to create a gym that wouldn’t be prohibitive due to cost, or overly aggressive, exclusionary jock culture. We want elite athletes and total newbs, anyone looking to pick up a bar. Meatheads welcome, too, so long as tolerance abounds.”

Unsurprisingly, Chambers’ story evoked a strong reaction in the community, and by Thursday, 11Alive News was reporting that a local cop was challenging the gym owner to a fight.

“He seems like he might enjoy getting the opportunity to punch a cop in the face and I’d be happy to oblige him and give him that opportunity,” seven-year police veteran Tommy Lefever told the news outlet.

Lefever explained that the idea is about gaining Chambers’ respect:

“I found, you sweat, you bleed with somebody, you exchange punches with somebody in a sport like boxing, it’s hard not to respect the guy for getting in there with you afterwards.”

Continuing, the officer says that first step could begin a path toward changing Chambers’ mind:

“Gaining mutual respect for one another in the boxing ring might be the start of something that can help overcome differences in world view, ideology, what have you.”

When told of Lefever’s challenge by 11Alive News, Chambers laughed and wanted to know if it would be fair fight before he accepted.

In a statement, the Atlanta Police Department didn’t comment on the “no cops” policy but said it wouldn’t prevent officers from responding to an emergency at the gym. Chambers says he never has and never will require assistance from cops, and in the meantime his policy breaks no laws.

To Vincent Champion, Atlanta cop and southeastern director for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, it all sounds suspect.

“I don’t understand why you’d put a sign like that up at all,” he told 11Alive News. “Without talking to the man, this appears to be hate for law enforcement and for what reason? Are you doing something illegal?”

The strong reaction to the story from the community has even pulled another Atlanta gym into the fray. Google search confusion has caused Village Fitness, which is around the corner from Chambers’ gym, to receive phone calls and walk-ins from people regarding the controversial policy.

Tara Perry of Village Fitness told 11Alive News she does not agree with Chambers’ position. People’s mistaking her establishment for Chambers’ has even prompted Perry to put a sign of her own out front, one expressing her support for cops and soldiers.

“We’ve been here so long, we’re established with the community,” she said. “We support our local police and military. We offer discounts for them.”

Jim Chambers says he’ll be putting up a new version of his sign, this one without the profanity.

Feds Out of Portland

Cops Serve Warrant at Wrong House, Kill Innocent Man and Shoot His Dog

This article originally appeared at Anti-Media. 

 

Southaven, Mississippi — In a case that has witness accounts contradicting those of the authorities, a Mississippi man with no warrants out for his arrest was shot and killed over the weekend after officers went to the wrong address.

Forty-one-year-old Ismael Lopez, who was asleep in bed with his wife when cops arrived at his door to serve a warrant, was a former mechanic who had lived in his Southaven home for 13 years.

That home is across the street from the address police were supposed to visit that night. Attorney Murray Wells, who represents Lopez’s family, says the house of Samuel Pearman — the man cops were seeking — is particularly hard to miss as it has a large “P” over the door.

“Someone didn’t take the time to analyze the address,” Wells told local media. “This is incredibly tragic and embarrassing to this police department that they can’t read house numbers.”

At a press conference, district attorney John Champion stressed that Lopez had “absolutely no warrant for his arrest and that he “wasn’t wanted for anything at all.”

The two officers involved in the shooting claim Lopez opened his front door only a crack the night they approached the residence and that the man pointed a gun at them through the crack. They further claim Lopez refused to drop the firearm after repeated commands and that this is when they fired three shots through the door, killing him.

However, Wells hired an investigative team and says its findings, along with witness statements, greatly contradict the police’s version of events.

“You can track the trace of the bullets,” Wells told reporters Wednesday. “Three bullets went into that door and the door was shut when those bullets went into the door.  My investigative team has concluded it was a direct line. There were three bullets. There is no way the door was cracked open and someone was there.”

Additionally, Lopez’s wife, who stayed in bed as her husband went to the front door when they were awakened by their barking dogs, says she never heard police shout any commands for Lopez to drop a weapon. This falls in line with an account from a next-door neighbor, who also says he heard no such warnings from police.

Further, Wells claims that while cops did recover a gun from the victim’s home following the shooting, Lopez was not armed when he approached the door.

The girlfriend of the man police were seeking that night, Samuel Pearman — who has since been arrested — told local media she considered Lopez a friend and said he was someone who always looked out for her:

“He has always protected me, always. And now he is dead because it sounds like police shot him. That was good man.”

Highlighting the seemingly random nature of the tragedy, Wells says “this could have happened to anyone,” as nothing in Lopez’s past or present necessitated a visit from police that night:

“The only time the police had ever been there was when they had been robbed. No criminal history whatsoever. A long-standing employee of the city of Bartlett, mechanic. Loved in the neighborhood.”

As to the reports from police that seem to contradict the evidence and witness statements, Wells implied to reporters that “officers had reasons not to tell the truth in their account of what happened” because “they could face consequences for shooting Lopez,” according to WMC Action News 5.

Wells, who has yet to file a lawsuit on behalf of the family but still may, according to news outlet WREG, says Lopez’s wife didn’t approach him seeking a monetary award. He says she wants only justice and for people to know that her husband was a decent man.

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Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

by Scott Horton

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What Social Animals Owe to Each Other

by Sheldon Richman

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Coming to Palestine

by Sheldon Richman

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No Quarter: The Ravings of William Norman Grigg

by Will Grigg

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The Great Ron Paul

by Scott Horton

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