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Five Things With Which I Am Not Cool (March 10 2012)

President Barack Obama gave the green light to child soldiers in Chad, the Congo, and Yemen.

The Lorax markets Mazda SUVs: a thing that everyone, everyone, everyone needs?

When officials conducted a Photo Op to show off their new drones flying over American skies, the people in charge lost control of their robot and it [...]

Bloomberg and NYPD shut down Free Press to shut down Assembly and Dissent in New York City

Journalist Ryan Devereaux of the radio news show Democracy Now! has been reporting on the forcible clearing and trashing of the occupation of Zuccotti Park early this morning in New York City. According to Devereaux, the NYPD not only has been denying Americans their right to assembly and protest, they’ve been quashing the freedoms of [...]

Michael Bloomberg Destroys a Library to Shut Down Dissent in New York City

The Occupy Wall Street Library is gone. No, not just gone. Destroyed by the NYPD on orders of Michael Bloomberg:

2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.

More:

NYPD destroying american cultural history, they’re destroying the documents, the books, the artwork of an event in our nation’s history … Right now, [...]

NYPD: New York’s Phony Data

Brown, Esbensen and Geis’ Criminology 7th Edition expresses problems with the Uniform Crime Reports dryly:

“The UCR also can be a tool for political manipulation. Police administrators sometimes rely upon these data to justify requests for additional money for personnel, equipment, and training. At other times, the Crime Index can be manipulated by a department [...]

NYC Free Speech? NYPD demand all protest signs be taken down in 15 minutes

At 9:15 pm, the NYPD demanded that Occupy Wall Street take down all its signs within 15 minutes, or the police themselves would take the signs away.

What happened to the constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, petition for the redress of grievance, and engage in acts of free speech? What happened to [...]

AP: NY Police Department and CIA Operating Out of Jurisdiction to Spy on Innocent Americans

Reporter Adam Goldman reveals:

The New York City Police Department is operating out of its jurisdiction, at least in New Jersey and possibly elsewhere The NYPD is engaging in surveillance of innocent people with no probable cause evidence that crimes are being committed The NYPD is targeting people for surveillance and harassment on the basis [...]