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Bennettsville, SC Police Office forgets his Police Dog in car, dog dies of heat stroke, no charges

Police in New York pushed to make it a felony for a citizen to kill a police dog, yet what happens when a police officer kills his own dog?

Apparently, not much.

Bennettsville, South Carolina police officer Robert Miller left his dog named "Tank" in his police cruiser with the windows rolled up and no water when he went to do some paperwork at the police department. He completely forgot he left Tank in his car and the dog, which by the way no doubt cost tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to train, died a horrible death from heat stroke.

Was the officer charged with negligent homicide? Animal cruelty?

Of course not, he faced no charges. Instead he got a meager 90-day suspension and was forbidden from being a K-9 officer.

A tax-slave citizen in Maryland who did exactly the same as this officer by leaving her dog in her hot car when she went to the mall for some 90 minutes was just charged with animal cruelty, specifically for "confinement in an unsafe manner," she's facing 90 days in jail and $1000 fine, and her dog lived and is seemingly doing just fine.

There are two sets of laws in this country, those for the rulers, and those for the ruled.

Sheriff

Frederick County, MD Sheriff' Deputies murder man with Down syndrome, get off scott free, and are back on the job

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© Scripps Media, IncEmma and Ethan Saylor
Emma Saylor got a frantic call from her mother last January that her 26-year-old brother Ethan had been rushed to the hospital after a confrontation with Frederick County, Md., off-duty sheriff's officers at a movie theater showing of "Zero Dark Thirty."

Ethan, who had Down syndrome, enjoyed the film so much that he decided to go back to his seat for a second showing while his aide went to get the car to take them home. When he refused to buy another $12 ticket, off-duty police moonlighting as security guards allegedly tackled him in an attempt to eject him from his seat.

An hour later, the young man was dead from "asphyxiation by homicide," according to the medical examiner's report.

The case went to a grand jury , which declined to indict the three sheriff's officers involved in the Jan. 12 incident, according to the Washington Post.

And now Saylor, 23, wants some answers about what happened to her older brother. "It was unreal," said Saylor, who works in affiliate relations for the National Down Syndrome Society.

"It's not clear what happened exactly and that's where our questions are coming from," she said. "All we know is he ended up dead. No one expects their brother to go to a movie and not come home."

Saylor said when the mall officers pulled Ethan from his seat he panicked and then screamed for his mother.

When the aide, whom Saylor would not identify, returned to witness the police asking Ethan to buy a ticket or leave, she told them he didn't like to be touched and would "freak out." The family alleges officers ignored her pleas as Ethan was handcuffed and dropped to the floor, then stopped breathing.

Saylor said the aide was "too upset" to make much sense of what was happening.

When ABCNews.com asked Sheriff Chuck Jenkins for the police report on the incident, which was made public in July, he referred all requests to the agency's lawyer, Daniel Karp. However, Karp was in court at press time and could not return calls for comment.

Now, Saylor has filed a petition on change.org calling for a new investigation and better law enforcement training, which has garnered more than 207,000 signatures. She has also asked the Maryland attorney general and governor to reopen the case.

The National Down Syndrome Society has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Ethan's rights were violated under the Americans With Disabilities Act. A Department of Justice spokesperson would only confirm that they are "reviewing" the case.

Saylor says her brother, at 5-foot-6 and 294 pounds, was "overweight" and the Chief Medical Examiner Office in Baltimore indicated that may have contributed to the asphyxiation. The medical examiner also noted damage to Ethan's larynx that may have contributed to his death, according to numerous press reports.

"The manner of death was determined to be homicide," said Bruce Goldfarb, assistant to the chief ME. "It was complicated by Down syndrome, atherosclerotic disease and some cardiac abnormalities."

After living independently in an apartment, Ethan had decided to return to live in an in-law apartment at his family's home in Frederick with his parents, sister and 21-year-old brother Adam.

Saylor said her brother had a sunny disposition.

"He was always making us laugh and doing something goofy," she said. "Often we would drive to the mountains and do something special together. He was very funny and could lighten any mood in any situation."

Police indicated that Ethan had been belligerent, according to reports in the Washington Post. But Saylor said that was not typical of adults with Down syndrome or her brother.

"I would not call it an aggressive side," she said. "When it came to communication, he had a lot of frustrations. He had language skills, but when he was overwhelmed or over-stimulated, they kind of went out the window. That's why he had staff with him and why she tried to advocate for him and tell the officer what Ethan needed."

Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, told the Washington Post that Ethan swore and began kicking and hitting the deputies, who were not in uniform.

She said the officers held him down with three sets of handcuffs linked together and removed him from the theater. Ethan landed on the ground and showed signs of medical distress and was transported to the hospital, where he died.

Calls to Bailey at the Frederick County Sheriff's Office were not returned. Reports in the Washington Post indicate that a grand jury declined to bring charges and the three deputies are back on the job.

ABCNews.com called the Maryland Attorney General's office for comment, but they did not return calls.

Saylor said that the police report had numerous statements from witnesses: "Some said that the deputies had their hands on his shoulders and knees and back; and others said they went down on a pile on him. That's why we want it investigated -- there is no explanation in the report how he suffered these fatal injuries."

Comment: "Grand Juries" are now being hand picked by prosecutors to insure that the innocent are indicted on request while the guilty get away with murder, as long as they wear a badge. This is our new legal system in the United Police State of America.


R2-D2

Conditioning people through state terrorism: Nationwide post-Sandy Hook terror drills

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With the school year now underway a flurry of federally-coordinated "active shooter drills" are taking place across the country. The exercises are part of a broader program the FBI is carrying out as a result of an Obama's directive following the December 2012 Newtown school massacre.

The FBI has teamed up with an existing active-shooter training program - Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) - begun in Texas after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings and funded in part by the US Department of Justice. The FBI sent roughly 100 tactical instructors to ALERRT training and then placed them throughout the US to oversee mock terror exercises with local law enforcement agencies.

"Officers and instructors were divided into gunmen, responders, hostages and victims and given real-life scenarios that test their ability to enter a building and confront a shooter," according to an Associated Press report.
"The officers, in blue protective helmets, fired non-lethal projectiles from lookalike handguns - enough to make a loud "pop" and sting on impact ... "In that kind of event, you can never get to the point where it's real life. Always in back of the officer's head, they know, 'I'm not actually going to die. No one's being killed,'" said J. Pete Blair, the ALERRT program's research director and an associate professor at Texas State University-San Marcos. But, he added, "It's as close as we can get to the real thing without people getting hurt. The [new] drills coach officers to directly engage the shooter instead of waiting for specialized SWAT teams to arrive ... The protocol marks a stark shift from past training that focused on containing the scene, controlling the perimeter and calling for SWAT help. That strategy, though widely accepted at the time, was criticized as too slow and painstaking after the Columbine shootings." [1]

Comment: All par of hysterizing the population. As Laura wrote in the article called Transmarginal Inhibition:
Pavlov demonstrated that when Transmarginal Inhibition began to take over a dog, a condition similar to hysteria in a human manifested. The applications of these findings to human psychology suggest that for a "conversion" to be effective, it is necessary to work on the subject's emotions until s/he reaches an abnormal condition of fear, anger or exaltation. If such a state is maintained or intensified by any of various means, hysteria is the result. In a state of hysteria, a human being is abnormally suggestible and influences in the environment can cause one set of behavior patterns to be replaced by another without any need for persuasive indoctrination. In states of fear and excitement, normally sensible human beings will accept the most wildly improbably suggestions.
Social Implications

The means by which TMI operates on the individual is rather clear; what is less clear is how hysteria affects larger groups even moving to the macro-scale. Nevertheless, scientific observers of U.S. society since September 11, 2001, often point out that the events of that day were a classic example of inducing Transmarginal Inhibition in masses of people in order to condition them to accept the destruction of the U.S. Democratic government.



Snakes in Suits

Lawyer: George Zimmerman should not be visiting gun factories

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© TMZ screenshotZimmerman reportedly at the Kel-Tec firearms plant.
The attorney who helped murder defendant George Zimmerman win a controversial acquittal last month was frustrated to learn his client toured a gun factory on Thursday.

According to TMZ, the former neighborhood crime watchman visited Kel-Tec firearms, the company that manufactured the semi-automatic handgun Zimmerman used in the fatal confrontation with Trayvon Martin.

"We certainly would not have advised him to go to the factory that made the gun that he used to shoot Trayvon Martin through the heart," Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for attorney Mark O'Mara, told Yahoo News. "That was not part of our public relations plan."

News of Zimmerman's visit to the gunmaker comes just six weeks after a jury found him not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Sanford, Fla. The trial was televised to a wide audience, and his acquittal led to nationwide protests and prompted President Barack Obama to speak out on the case.

According to the TMZ story, Zimmerman got a personal tour of the Cocoa, Fla., facility from the son of Kel-Tec's founder and owner. The story includes a picture of Zimmerman and a man wearing a Kel-Tec shirt. TMZ says it was taken on the assembly plant floor. The entertainment website reported that Zimmerman inquired about purchasing a tactical shotgun; however Kel-Tec's website says the company doesn't sell firearms directly to the public.

Handcuffs

Russian who went on deadly shooting spree gets life sentence

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© RIA Novosti. Ilia PitalevRussian Who Went on Deadly Shooting Spree Gets Life Sentence
A Russian court sentenced the infamous Belgorod shooter who killed six people in a random shooting spree earlier this year to life imprisonment Friday.

The Belgorod Regional Court found Sergei Pomazun guilty of six counts of murder and sentenced him to life in prison.

On April 22, Pomazun opened fire in a weapons store, killing three people, and then shot another three people on the street outside. Five people died at the scene, including a 14-year-old girl. Another victim, a 16-year-old girl, died later in intensive care.

On April 23, Pomazun was detained as he attempted to flee the city on a freight train. He was identified and detained by transport police. He resisted arrest and managed to wound one of the police officers.

House

Abandoned dogs roam Detroit in packs as humans dwindle

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© Jeff Kowalsky/BloombergCity of Detroit Animal Control officer Malachi Jackson with a pit bull that was captured to be quarantined after biting someone in Detroit on August 19, 2013.
As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and overwhelming the city's ability to find them homes or peaceful deaths.

Dens of as many as 20 canines have been found in boarded-up homes in the community of about 700,000 that once pulsed with 1.8 million people. One officer in the Police Department's skeleton animal-control unit recalled a pack splashing away in a basement that flooded when thieves ripped out water pipes.

"The dogs were having a pool party," said Lapez Moore, 30. "We went in and fished them out."

Poverty roils the Motor City and many dogs have been left to fend for themselves, abandoned by owners who are financially stressed or unaware of proper care. Strays have killed pets, bitten mail carriers and clogged the animal shelter, where more than 70 percent are euthanized.

Arrow Down

As long as you don't eat, price inflation is under control

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Fed says no inflation. USDA says food inflation picking up substantially http://t.co/J5wO2Xj1cN
- Pippa Malmgren (@DrPippaM) August 24, 2013
The USDA reports:
Food prices have also been rising faster than in earlier years, and food price inflation has easily outpaced price inflation for many other types of goods. Among major consumer spending categories, only prices for transportation, which include a number of energy price measures, and medical care have risen faster than food prices[...]

Since 2006, when commodity prices began their rollercoaster ride, the all-items CPI has risen 14 percent while the all-food CPI is up close to 20 percent. The wider differential in the post-2005 era means that a number of the macroeconomic inflationary factors have been specific to food prices. This effect was largely due to rising U.S. farm prices for corn, wheat, soybeans, and other food commodities

Cardboard Box

Heartless senate candidate Steve Lonegan says single mom's don't need food stamps!

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Steve Lonegan, the New Jersey Tea Party favorite for U.S. Senate, told MSNBC Saturday that single mothers don't need food stamps because his mother managed without the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, ThinkProgress reported.

"Unemployment in New Jersey now is around nine percent. To a single working mother in New Jersey who has a couple of kids ... What is your specific policy prescription on how to help her?" host of Up Steve Kornacki asked Lonegan.

"The policy that my Mom adopted when my Dad died, when I was a teenager and she had to go back to work as a single mom supporting two boys and had no health insurance and all of the things you just mentioned," Lonegan responded. "You go to work, you roll up your sleeves, and you do the best you can, and you struggle and strife."

Lonegan said "we need to create an economy where single mothers can grow and prosper," but he did not elaborate on any policy plans he has on the economy.

"We never had to have SNAP, when I was a kid," said Lonegan. "Ok, so, this thing that every single mother is the poster child for the welfare state is nonsense ... I know a lot of single moms go out to work and do very, very well for themselves."

When asked how he would help single mothers balance work and parenting, he suggested "cutting the size of government across the board, freeing up businesses and cutting regulation."

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer this month, Lonegan said he lost his eyesight to a disease when he was a young man and began collecting disability. A social worker told him about food stamps, rent subsidies and vocational training.

Comment: The candidate shows little understanding and compassion for those on the bottom rung of the economic ladder. But that is not surprising given that most politicians are only interested in pleasing their masters at the top. Scant attention is given to the fact that unemployment and poverty are both at record levels, and in many cases the only jobs available are at low-wages and cannot even begin to support a single person, much less a family. Yet this candidate, backed by the Koch brothers, will undoubtedly work to suppress workers rights while further decimating social safety nets. Psychopaths indeed!
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Pistol

Tennessee police officer kills 68-year-old man in his garage

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A Tennessee police officer has been placed on leave after shooting 68-year-old man to death in his garage allegedly following a brief verbal altercation. The officer claims the man was armed with a handgun and refusing to listen to his commands before the officer discharged his gun.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel:

Deputy Ernest Ti Ragland, 22, was conducting a property check at 1856 Mentor Road in Louisville following two reported burglaries at the rental property this week, according to a Blount County Sheriff's Office news release

At the same time, Henry C. "Joe" Taylor apparently was making his own check inside the garage.

Ragland "saw a broken window and went to investigate it, then shined his flashlight inside the building and saw a man with a handgun," the BCSO news release states. "He told supervisors that he gave verbal commands, and fired multiple shots, striking Henry C. Taylor, 68, and killing him."Ragland, who has since been placed on paid administrative leave pending the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's findings, has been with the sheriff's office since Dec. 2012.

Comment: Police have been killing people and animals for little or no reason with alarming regularity lately. If there was ever any question about whether or not we live in a police state, the answer is now definitively YES.
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Vader

DHS employee running racist website advocating war, placed on paid leave

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An employee for the Department of Homeland Security has been put on paid administrative leave after reports surfaced that he runs a racist website advocating a race war.

Ayo Kimathi, an acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement who is in charge of buying weapons and ammunition for the government, operates the website named "War on the Horizon," according to Fox News.

The website includes descriptions of an "unavoidable, inevitable clash with the white race." Kimathi, who reportedly calls himself the "Irritated Genie," is black. He apparently told his supervisors that the website was set up to sell concert and lecture videos.

Kimathi's site criticizes whites, gays, those of mixed race, and blacks who integrate with whites.

"Warfare is eminent," the website declares, according to Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch site, "and in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites - more than our Christian hearts can possibly count,"

A former supervisor of Kimathi's at the DHS told Hatewatch, "Everybody in the office is afraid of him."

Comment: Actually it is not so surprising that a psychopath is an employee of Homeland Security.
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