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Foreign and Domestic: Exposing America’s True Enemies – VIDEO

19 Aug


Open your eyes.

 

 

Bath Salts; What is Really Going on Here? UPDATE: Synthetic Drug Crackdown & “Debtors Prison”

7 Aug

'Spice' -- a designer synthetic cannabinoid.

I missed this press release from justice.gov/dea published on July 26,2012 “DEA NEWS: Nationwide Synthetic Drug Takedown: 19 million packets of synthetic drugs seized and $36 million in cash .” In a Time Times article from July 7, 2012 called “Woman Gives Birth, Smokes Bath Salts, Violence Ensues; What is Really Going on Here?” I proposed that the news was reporting more “zombie attacks” caused by bath salts(that sometimes ended up not being associated with bath salts at all) in an effort to increase public support to ban the substances, which would then increase funding to fight the drug war. Bath salts are one of the synthetic drugs that were targeted by the recent DEA nationwide crackdown known as “Operation Log Jam.” Here are some facts from the press release :

  • This was the “First ever nationwide law enforcement action against the synthetic designer drug industry”
  • 90 people were arrested
  • Five million packets of finished designer drugs were seized.
  • $36 million dollars in cash was seized (Who says the drug war isn’t a way for government to make money?)
  • Since July 26, 2012, 4.8 million packets of synthetic cannabinoids have been seized
  • Since July 26, 2012 products to produce 13.6 million packets of synthetic cannabinoids (ex. K2, Spice) have been seized
  • Since July 26, 2012 167,000 packets of synthetic cathinones (ex. bath salts) have been seized
  • Since July 26, 2012 products to produce 392, 000 packets of synthetic cathinones have been seized
  • 2010, poison centers nationwide responded to approximately 3,200 calls related to synthetic cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids
  • 2011, poison centers nationwide responded to approximately 13,000 calls related to synthetic cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids, with 60% of the patients being 25 years of age or younger

Excerpts from DEA press release:

“Although tremendous progress has been made in legislating and scheduling these dangerous substances, this enforcement action has disrupted the entire illegal industry, from manufacturers to retailers,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “Together with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, we are committed to targeting these new and emerging drugs with every scientific, legislative, and investigative tool at our disposal.”

While many of the designer drugs being marketed today that were seized as part of Operation Log Jam are not specifically prohibited in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act of 1986 (AEA) allows these drugs to be treated as controlled substances if they are proven to be chemically and/or pharmacologically similar to a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance.  A number of cases that are part of Operation Log Jam will be prosecuted federally under this analogue provision, which specifically exists to combat these new and emerging designer drugs.

“DEA has used its emergency scheduling authority to combat both synthetic cathinones (the so-called bath salts like Ivory Wave, etc.) and synthetic cannabinoids (the so-called incense products like K2, Spice, etc.), temporarily placing several of these dangerous chemicals into Schedule I of the CSA. Congress has also acted, permanently placing 26 substances into Schedule I of the CSA.

While the DEA is supported by the above mentioned federal laws, a new one was signed by the president on July 9, 2012. The law is part of S. 3187: Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act  and places synthetic drugs in the Schedule I class, and would extend the amount of time allotted for the temporary scheduling of a substance as a schedule I drug to two years with a one year extension, in comparison to current law stipulating one year with a sixth month extension for temporary scheduling. It would also put “Unless specifically exempted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of cannabimimetic agents, or which contains their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers…” in the schedule I class. Continue reading

Police accused in 3 Twin River cases – WPRI.com

9 Jul

Here is just one example of how the government impacts the health of the people while keeping us all safe. Donna Levesque, April Lima, and Daniel Finn can attest to how tender and loving the government’s hand really is. Coma, brain damage, shattered bones? Sounds like top notch care to me.

WPRI.com

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – Lincoln police officers are now accused in three alleged excessive force incidents involving Twin River customers who claim they were seriously injured by the officers.

Two of the three confrontations were caught on video. Edward Krawetz is seen kicking Donna Levesque in the head in May, 2009 in front of the slot parlor. Krawetz was convicted of felony battery in January. His sentence did not include time in the ACI.

The 20-year veteran, who was convicted of misdemeanor assault in 2001, is fighting to keep his job through a Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights hearing that is scheduled to continue in August.

Before the Krawetz case, on December 30, 2007, April Lima alleges she was “slammed face first into the casino floor” by two Lincoln police officers. She was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest but the charges were later dismissed. Her lawsuit was filed in December, 2010 after the criminal case was completed.

The third case involves Daniel Finn, 42, of Pawtucket, whose attorney, Mark Dana, sent the town of Lincoln notice of intent to file a lawsuit last week. The town has 40 days to respond before an actual lawsuit is filed in court.

Finn claims he was left in a coma from injuries allegedly caused by three officers during an arrest at Twin River last November. According to Lincoln police reports, officers allege Finn threatened police and hurt himself by banging his head inside a police car. Finn has not been charged.

According to Dana, Finn has “permanent brain damage” from the injuries.

Lima’s attorney, Kevin Bristow, said the injuries were caused during a struggle while she was being handcuffed by one of the officers. He said Twin River surveillance video shows Lima being thrown to the floor. Since then, she has been operated on twice for a shattered tibia and injuries to her MCL and ACL.

A total of six officers are allegedly involved in the three incidents and one of those officers is named in both the Lima and Finn documents.

Levesque has not filed a lawsuit. Dana was unavailable for comment. Bristow said he is limited on what he can say but he does see a possible connection that ties the three incidents together.

“The failure here is systemic. The officers are not trained to handle the types and volume of cases they encounter at Twin River,” said Bristow.

Target 12 reached out to Twin River, Lincoln Police and the Lincoln town administrator but none of them would comment on the incidents.

New TSA Policy: Ordering Travelers To “Freeze” On Command? – Infowars.com

6 Jul
English: TSA Passenger Screening

English: TSA Passenger Screening (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New TSA Policy: Ordering Travelers To “Freeze” On Command?

Bizarre power trip behavior of federal agency reaches new level of craziness

Paul Joseph Watson

Infowars.com

Friday, July 6, 2012

If you thought the bizarre power trip behavior of the TSA couldn’t get any crazier – think again. According to a friend of political commentator Lew Rockwell, the federal agency is now ordering travelers passing through security to “freeze” on command.

Explaining how he had arranged with his family to split up as they were passing through airport security, the correspondent, whose story is posted at LewRockwell.com, explains how he heard a commotion from a different security lane.

“We heard a “freeze, freeze” or something like this coming from the output side of (false) security (where my wife was), followed by further barking of commands. From where I was, I couldn’t see much.”

“It turns out they were doing a new drill. They want all passengers to freeze on command. My wife told me later that she didn’t follow this order fast enough, so the subsequent barks I heard were directed at her.”

TSA supervisors expressed little other than disinterest when the man’s wife complained at being ordered around in such an overbearing manner.

“I think back to when I was a child, playing and wrestling in the back of the station wagon on long trips – no seatbelts or child seats. Now we get yelled at in the airport. I don’t feel safer,” the post concludes.

If accurate, the new policy represents yet another pointless exercise of power that seems designed to achieve little else than harassing travelers and treating them like prisoners by aggressively demanding immediate subservience.

As we reported yesterday, the TSA is now demanding the right to test drinks purchased by passengers after they have already passed through airport security. The new policy serves only to further inconvenience travelers who have already gone through humiliating grope downs and body scanners.

In a subsequent response, the federal agency argued that the bizarre measure was important because “unpredictable measure(s)” are necessary to snare would be criminals and terrorists.

Presumably, these “unpredictable measures” now also include barking degrading orders at travelers as if they were misbehaving middle school children on a class trip.

As a TSA whistleblower told Infowars last month, far from just performing the role of screeners at the security gate, the TSA is now empowering its employees to fulfill all manner of invasive tasks.

“We’re doing patrols in the parking lot with dogs, we’re even going as far out to the train station because the train station is connected to the airport here and we have guys walking around the train station, walking around the rental cars, we’re inspecting cars coming into the parking garage, I mean we’ve fully expanded – we’re no longer just at the gate and just at the security checkpoint,” the whistleblower said.

We have contacted the TSA to ascertain whether the order for travelers to “freeze” on command was a one off incident, what its purpose was, and whether such behavior will now form part of the TSA’s security procedures.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

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NY Court: Just Viewing Child Porn Not State Crime

9 May

NY Court: Just Viewing Child Porn Not State Crime

nbc.newyork.com from AP

NY court: Just Viewing Child porn Not State Crime – Wall Street Journal

The Court of Appeals agreed that Kent was properly convicted because he had downloaded, saved and deleted 132 images. But the majority said some images in his computer cache, temporary files automatically stored from sites he viewed, cannot be held against him under state law.

The five judges said it’s still a federal crime to knowingly access with intent to view any book, magazine, periodical, film videotape, computer disk or other material containing an image of child pornography. Under state law, such browsing can be used to show a guilty intent, that access to an illicit image or site was not a mistake, they said.

“Nonetheless, that such images were simply viewed, and that defendant had the theoretical capacity to exercise control over them during the time they were resident on the screen, is not enough to constitute their procurement or possession,” Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote. “Rather, some affirmative action is required (printing, saving, downloading, etc.) to show that defendant in fact exercised dominion and control over the images that were on his screen.”

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