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The Day Free Speech Died : F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic

WASHINGTON — The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally as it flows through cables and pipes to consumers looks all but dead.

The Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday that it would propose new rules that allow companies like Disney, Google or Netflix to pay Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for special, faster lanes to send video and other content to their customers.

The proposed changes would affect what is known as net neutrality — the idea that no providers of legal Internet content should face discrimination in providing offerings to consumers, and that users should have equal access to see any legal content they choose.

The proposal comes three months after a federal appeals court struck down, for the second time, agency rules intended to guarantee a free and open Internet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/technology/fcc-new-net-neutrality-rules.html?_r=0

Police beat up entire wedding party, ruin pro baseball player’s career

GALVESTON, TX — More than a dozen wedding guests were brutalized by police officers during a raid on a wedding party at a hotel. Cops fired tasers, used batons, and generously applied pepper spray to the guests of a bride and groom hours after their wedding. Among them was former pro-baseball star Brandon Backe, who said the shoulder injuries that he received from police caused his pitching career to end.

After causing a gaping head wound, bruises, hair pulled out, a broken nose, and pepper spray on numerous individuals, the only reprimand any of the officers received was a paperwork violation. Interestingly, none of the 3 dozen cops reported any use of force.


An event that should have been happy and memorable turned into violence and chaos when the Galveston Police got involved. A couple had just exchanged their vows and were celebrating with friends and family at the San Luis Hotel.

Everything was fine until an off-duty police officer thought that he had witnessed the bride’s brother, Daniel “Cole” O’Balle, 19, walking outside with an alcoholic beverage in his hand. Suspecting an under-aged adult had consumed a beverage without government permission, and violated the “open container” prohibition law, he phoned the police department for backup.





http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/galveston-wedding-beatdown/

Police Mistakenly Shoot Unarmed Man Who Was Fleeing From Armed Attacker

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistakenly shot to death a hostage who was fleeing from a knife-wielding attacker at a West Hollywood apartment, authorities announced Thursday.

John Winkler, 30, an aspiring television producer, died at a hospital following Monday night's confrontation.

"Taking the life of an innocent person is a police officer's greatest nightmare," Interim Sheriff John Scott said at a news conference.

The entire department mourned Winkler's death, he added.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/11/police-mistakenly-shoot-unarmed-man_n_5130549.html

Police don’t feel like cuffing unarmed man, shoot him dead instead

Questions are swirling after video surfaced of state troopers killing an unarmed hitchhiker 20 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

D’Andre Berghardt had been walking down the highway trying to hitch a ride when police approached him. His behavior was erratic, and eventually he tried to climb inside a police vehicle — at which point he was shot dead.

There was an assault rifle inside the vehicle, and police couldn’t take the chance that he would reach for it, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

What is baffling to people who watched the video, however, is the fact that the cops didn’t restrain Berghardt when they had the chance.






Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/19/police-dont-feel-like-cuffing-unarmed-man-shoot-him-dead-instead/#ixzz2z5IjlvVi

Just did my taxes and I feel ashamed

The more I make the less I pay

I'm fretting getting a return of what some people would call their annual. Its just plain wrong that with my position in life where a home healthcare, retirement are not of a concern because I have all those - the people struggling to get by - whom don't even make enough to worry about those things

PAY A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF THEIR EARNINGS TOWARDS TAXES then I do

Don't get me wrong - I was there once - I know the reality of what its like living check to check, working tons of over time and still having to make decisions "Rent or Food" or my children wanting new clothes for school or even something nice to open on Christmas morning

Its just not right and I'll be the first to say it

The Rich are Fucking America

Man acquitted of murdering wife on Battered Spouse Syndrome


A forklift driver who shot dead his defacto wife Helen Curtis in a West Footscray street has been found not guilty of murder.

Phillip Bracken, 45, broke down in tears when the Supreme Court jury acquitted him of the charges of murder, defensive homicide and manslaughter.

The jury of nine women and three men had been deliberating for nearly five days before handing down their verdict




http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/forklift-driver-found-not-guilty-of-murdering-defacto-20140228-33qpe.html

Attorney: Georgia police shot an unarmed teen

Attorney: Georgia police shot an unarmed teen


Euharlee, Ga. — 17-year-old Christopher Roupe was shot and killed by a Euharlee police officer Friday night. His family's attorney said the officer mistook a video game controller in Roupe's hand — for the Wii — for a gun.

"The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest,” Roupe family attorney Cole Law told Atlanta's WSB.

According to WSB, police went to the home to serve Roupe's father with a probation violation warrant.

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/02/19/2961957/attorney-georgia-police-shot-an.html#storylink=cpy

Evidence in police shooting raises questions

WEST SACRAMENTO – When a West Sacramento police officer shot an unarmed man in July 2012, the officer said he fired his weapon during a life or death struggle, his gun being wrestled away from him by an aggressive suspect.

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"I reached over and started to undo the dead bolt, and as soon as I undid the dead bolt, the lower lock shattered and the door flung open," Hughey said. "I took a couple of steps back, and as soon as the door flung open, I saw a police officer with his gun drawn."

According to the Hugheys, Wright fired his gun almost instantly.

Kevin Hughey said Wright was halfway through the sentence, "show me your f****** hands" when the gun went off. Hughey said he was several feet inside of his apartment when he was shot.

http://www.news10.net/story/news/investigations/2014/01/30/evidence-in-west-sac-ois-raises-questions/5070653/




We need protection from the police

Police shoot man in the back with both hands held High

UNFUCKING BELEIVABLE

and we all know they will claim "I was in Fear" and be cleared of all wrong doing



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Just unfucking believable what has happened to America

Kill Unarmed Man First, Ask Questions Later: Anaheim Cop Lawyer

Kill Unarmed Man First, Ask Questions Later: Anaheim Cop Lawyer


An unarmed, 25-year-old man not wanted for any crime was exercising his constitutional rights to move away from Anaheim Police Department (APD) officers when 20 seconds later one of the cops, armed with a semi-automatic Glock, decided without warning to kill him with shots to the buttock and back of the head.

That's the story Dale K. Galipo, an attorney for the estate of Manuel Diaz, told a jury of six men and two women in his Feb. 25 opening statement at the excessive force and wrongful death trial inside U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna's Santa Ana courtroom.



"Mr. Diaz had nothing in his hands," Galipo said. "He was no threat when he was shot . As he was going down to his knees, there was a second shot to his head . . . Diaz landed face down. The officers handcuffed him, patted him down and didn't find a weapon. They never found a weapon."

Steven Rothans, a Los Angeles-based lawyer that specializes in defending law enforcement agencies and cops in police brutality cases, told jurors that officer Nick Bennallack, had every right to kill Diaz because, even though he never saw the man holding a weapon, he "reasonably" assumed he had one in his waistband and might have been preparing to shoot.


http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/02/anaheim_manuel_diaz.php



The Supreme Court needs to call off the Dogs they turned lose with their decision
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