Nothing to see here, this is all fine folks, Just move along.
FedGov is now openly programming thought monitoring and neighbor-snitching. And, better yet, we also see once again that the mental health industry is merely one tentacle of state power. (Dr. Szaz where are you?). Same for your clergy it seems.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is setting up shared responsibility committees in New Jersey to help stop home-grown terrorism.WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reported this partnership between communities and the FBI looks to use identification and mental health counseling as tools to those who might head down a path of extremism. The committees would include community leaders, clergy members and mental health professionals whose goal would be to identify those who might support terrorist activities and stopping it before ideas turn into plans.This would be someone who’s expressed support for a terrorist group, either in a community meeting or online.The Record reported that some in the Muslim community in New Jersey are worried that this program will effectively turn community members into government informants.The FBI said this initiative is about heading off extremism before law enforcement gets involved. Source: FBI Setting Up Responsibility Communities In NJ To Stop Terrorism
A delivery man was stabbed Friday night outside Pennsylvania Station… the 37-year-old victim was stabbed in the forearm, ribs, back, and face. The suspect is an adult male who fled the scene and remains unidentified… Source: Delivery man stabbed in midtown
The son of former city hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger was charged Monday for fatally stabbing a teenager in Edgewater in the leg. The teen, who has not been identified, died from a stab wound to the femoral artery in the right leg. During an investigation, police found that the victim and four other suspects arrived at 276 Old River Road Sunday evening allegedly to rob Khari Noerdlinger, 19. Noerdlinger fought back against the suspects, stabbing the victim in the leg. Officials from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office say after the stabbing, Noerdlinger tried to remove evidence from the scene.
Noerdlinger was charged with aggravated manslaughter, possession of a weapon and hindering apprehension. He was remanded to Bergen County Jail with a bail of $500,000.The other four suspects were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
The 19-year-old made headlines in 2014 when he was arrested for trespassing. Before that 2014 arrest, Noerdlinger ran an explicit Twitter account where he posted derogatory messages about police officers and women. The account was later deleted.
Noerdlinger’s mother Rachel Noerdlinger, (who is / was shacked up with convicted murderer and drug-dealer Hassaun McFarlan) was the former chief of staff for New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray (black ex lesbian, communist wife of Bill “DeBlasio”). …….. adapted from WPIX-TV
Please note that the WPIX-TV article from which my post was derived did not publish the photo (above) of the accused. WPIX instead published a pointless stock photo of an unrelated apartment with no people in it. You might ask why.
Coram (Long Island) N.Y. — Suffolk County Police uncovered a large drug operation allegedly run by father and son. Police found 730 grams of cocaine, 318 grams of heroin, 36 grams of oxycodone and $200,000 in cash at the Fearon’s home at 1902 Avalon Pines Drive in Coram. Joseph Fearon, 40, lives there. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia. His son, Jasheme, 23, lives in Middle Island. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal impersonation, a New York parole warrant and a bench warrant… WPIX-TV
Supporters of license plate readers are fond of saying that unless you’re a criminal, you needn’t fear the invasive technology. But those who adhere to that argument should consider just a few examples from around the country:
A police officer in Washington D.C. pleaded guilty to extortion after looking up the plates of cars near a gay bar and blackmailing the car’s owners.
The DEA contemplated using license plate readers to monitor people who were at a gun show. Since the devices can’t distinguish between those who are selling illegal guns and those who aren’t, a person’s presence at the gun show would have landed them in a DEA database.
A SWAT team in Kansas raided a man’s house where his wife, 7-year-old daughter, and 13-year-old son lived based in part on the mass monitoring of cars parked at a gardening store. The man was held at gunpoint for two hours while cops combed through his home. The police were looking for a marijuana growing operation. They did not find that or any other evidence of criminal activity in the man’s house.
With these stories firmly in mind, the New York Civil Liberties Union’s latest license plate reader discovery is all the more chilling. Continue reading →
The NYPD has identified the man accused of raping a 26-year-old woman who was jogging on a foot path inside East River Park Wednesday evening. Thanks to numerous Crime Stoppers tips, the suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Paul Niles who is described as being 5’9″ and weighing 200 pounds… Niles was last arrested for masturbating in front of a school.
The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The victim reached the band shell area of the park when the suspect attacked her and then raped her before fleeing on bike.. Police say he then took her cellphone and credit card, which he used at a nearby deli…
” The NYPD is investigating the alleged beating and illegal stop-and-search of a decorated Marine veteran in Queens by a pair of undercover cops, the Daily News has learned.
The disturbing incident occurred Jan. 15 as NYPD commanders were putting heat on cops to boost arrest activity in the wake of a massive work slowdown, just a stone’s throw from the new Police Academy where Commissioner Bill Bratton delivered a tough-sounding speech last year vowing to kick bad apples off the force.
The allegations are detailed in a $5 million notice of claim against the NYPD … Omar Rendon, 25, a former Marine sergeant, said he was sitting in his Acura sedan in an Ulmer St. parking lot in College Point, Queens while on his lunch break last week, eating a Subway sandwich and watching “Wentworth” on his cell phone, when an unmarked blue van pulled alongside him. … via NY Daily News.
Daily Finance: Puking Monkey is an electronics tinkerer, so he hacked his RFID-enabled E-ZPass to set off a light and a “moo cow” every time it was being read. Then he drove around New York. His tag got milked multiple times on the short drive from Times Square to Madison Square Garden in mid-town Manhattan. This isn’t a part of the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative, the millions-dollar project emulating London’s Ring of Steel with extreme surveillance.
The crux of avoiding a consensual encounter is noncooperation—refusal to answer questions and to consent to police requests. As noted above, this requires a fair degree of self-confidence and a willingness to flout the conventions of common discourse which, of course, this is not. Nevertheless, it is the sine qua non of consensual encounter avoidance. “Can we see your driver’s license?” “No!” “What are you doing here?” “I am not answering,” or less politely, “None of your business.”
Saying “no” once may not be enough. Some courts have held that continued badgering after a first refusal causes the encounter to cross the line to a seizure, but others have permitted repeated questioning and requests for consent to search without concluding that a seizure had taken place. A reasonable person would thus be well-advised to say “no” repeatedly, and to reject any attempt by the officer to accompany her if she tries to leave. Some courts have found it significant that the refusals were delivered in a shout or scream, or that the individual ran from police in an attempt to get away. The cases thus not only encourage flatly rebuffing the officer’s inquiries, but also encourage doing so in the rudest, most confrontational, and most obnoxious manner.
Earlier this year in Wired, writer and intelligence expert James Bamford described the National Security Agency’s plans for the Utah Data Center. A nondescript name, but it has another: the First Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative Data Center. The $2 billion facility, scheduled to open in September 2013, will be used to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store the agency’s intercepted communications—everything from emails, cell phone calls, Google searches, and Tweets, to retail transactions. How will all this data be stored? Imagine, if you can, 100,000 square-feet filled with row upon row of servers, stacked neatly on racks. Bamford projects that its processing-capacity may aspire to yottabytes, or 1024 bytes, and for which no neologism of higher magnitude has yet been coined. Continue reading →
People who want to take guns away from citizens often argue that it’s dangerous for citizens to have guns. They will say, “innocent people will get shot in the crossfire” in the event an armed civilian uses a gun to stop an armed criminal.
I wonder what they’ll say about what just happened in NYC?
According to reports, a laid-off women’s clothing designer named Jeffrey Johnson, 58, decided to shoot his ex-boss. He pulled out a .45 pistol and did so – and was himself almost immediately gunned down by a gaggle of city cops. Problem is, the cops ending up shooting more people than the gunman. Eight people were shot – by the cops. (news story here.)
Will the people who demand citizens be disarmed because “innocent people might get caught in the crossfire” now demand that cops be disarmed, for the same reason? If not – why?
Will the “reckless” cops – who clearly can’t shoot straight – be held civilly and criminally responsible for shooting innocent bystanders – as a citizen surely would be? If not, why?
Don’t forget that cops – as a matter of law – are under no obligation to protect any individual from harm. They are law enforcers – not protectors.
Protection – of our individual persons – is ultimately up to us. Provided, of course, we are permitted to do so.
And provided, of course, that we aren’t caught in a cop crossfire.