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@Regrann from @anon_boogie - From thefreethoughtproject.com
VIDEO: Cop Tackles, Cuffs Innocent 13yo Autistic Boy Who Was Out Walking His Hamster

A 13-year-old boy with autism was left severely traumatized after a sheriff's deputy tackled him and handcuffed him for no reason while he was out walking his hamster.

By Matt Agorist - July 26, 2017

Duchesne, UT — Parents of a 13-year-old boy with autism filed a lawsuit against the Duchesne Sheriff’s Department this month after they say Sgt. Carl Reilley attacked him for no reason. The boy had committed no crime and was out walking his hamster when he was violently taken down by Reilley, handcuffed, and thrown in the back of the patrol car.

The incident happened in April as the boy, who’s unidentified for privacy reasons, took his pet hamster for a walk like he does all the time.

As the boy walked by the library, he looked inside because he wanted to ‘see the giraffes.’ However, a child’s interest in animals raised enough suspicion from Sgt. Reilley, who was driving by, to detain him.

According to Reilley, when he attempted to detain the boy — without any reasonable articulable suspicion — he ran. However, we never see the young man run on camera and the family’s attorney doesn’t believe it even happened.

As the Salt Lake Tribune reports:

Body camera footage obtained by The Tribune through a public records request begins with the teen facing the officer and holding up his hands.

The footage doesn’t show any of the interaction before Reilley got out of his car.
Then teen’s arms drooped, and the officer told him to put his hands up, which he did.

As the officer turned the teen around to handcuff his arms behind his back, the teen cried out for help. He then lunged away, at which point Reilley threw the teen to the ground amid his pleas to not be taken to jail.

There, the footage ends, because the officer turned his body camera off.

Reilley claimed he accidentally turned the camera off. As the body cam goes off, a responding Utah State Trooper’s dash cam picks up.

Even if the boy ran, the stop was not justified from the beginning, according to the lawsuit.

Most people cannot even see the hypocritical irony.

I really hope people understand the problem.

@Regrann from @eddied77 - Many Israeli colonists invaded, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked the family before occupying the rooftop and raising Israeli flags and signs on the property. Israeli soldiers handed the family temporary orders occupying their stores.

Media sources in Hebron said the assailants invaded the home of Ali Ibrahim Abu Rajab, and his sons, in the Old City, and assaulted the family, while Israeli soldiers just stood outside without intervening.

The property is a three-story home, near Abu ar-Reesh military roadblock, which leads to the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the heart of Hebron’s Old City.

The Israeli extremists stormed the property, assaulted the family while insulting and threatening them, causing anxiety attacks, especially among the children, in addition to hurling stones and trash at the family, and the property.

Israeli soldiers and officers are now surrounding the building, and preventing the Palestinians, including relatives of the family from approaching.

Resident Jalal Abu Rajab told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that the soldiers handed him an order informing him that the army is now “in temporary possession of three stores owned by his father,” who is a lawyer identified as Salah Abu Rajab, located next to his home, which was illegally occupied by the colonists, who assaulted him and his family.

On Twitter this morning, President Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military, citing “medical costs” as the primary driver of the decision. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” the president wrote.

While Trump didn't offer any numbers to support this claim, a Defense Department-commissioned study published last year by the Rand Corp. provides exhaustive estimates of transgender servicemembers' potential medical costs.

Considering the prevalence of transgender servicemembers among the active duty military and the typical health-care costs for gender-transition-related medical treatment, the Rand study estimated that these treatments would cost the military between $2.4 million and $8.4 million annually.

The study didn't include estimates of these costs for reservists, because of their “highly limited military health care eligibility.” It also didn't include estimates for retirees or military family members, because many of those individuals may also have “limited eligibility” for care via military treatment facilities. “The implication is that even in the most extreme scenario that we were able to identify … we expect only a 0.13-percent ($8.4 million out of $6.2 billion) increase in health care spending,” Rand's authors concluded.

By contrast, total military spending on erectile dysfunction medicines amounts to $84 million annually, according to an analysis by the Military Times — 10 times the cost of annual transition-related medical care for active duty transgender servicemembers.

An anti marijuana billboard in Washington state. This thing was apparently put up by the health department.

People often forget that the #Palestinian people are not only #Muslim. The oppression of their people is a #humanrights issue not a Muslim issue.

More #badgeabuse. At least the teen knew his rights.

NEW YORK (AP) — Arminta Jeffryes was arrested while protesting police brutality. Then the police department played an unusual role in her court case.

A New York Police Department lawyer stepped in to prosecute the jaywalking charge against her, in a low-level court that usually has no prosecutors at all. While many similar cases get dismissed without any admission of guilt, Jeffryes' lawyer says the police attorney wouldn't agree to a dismissal unless Jeffryes said her arrest was legitimate, which she contests.

Instead, Jeffryes and another activist are trying to stop police lawyers from serving as prosecutors, a practice that's emerged in the last two years in the nation's biggest city.

Jeffryes and a woman charged with disorderly conduct at the same 2016 Black Lives Matter protest are scheduled for trial in criminal court this fall. A ruling also is expected soon in their civil suit challenging the police-attorney prosecutors.

To Jeffryes, a Black Lives Matter activist who's organized protests over police shootings, it's chilling to see police lawyers step into prosecutors' shoes. "Police departments are already killing us. Now they're going to prosecute us, as well," says Jeffryes, 23, who has repeatedly been arrested at demonstrations.

The dispute revolves around the Manhattan summons court that handles minor charges such as trespassing and open-container drinking. Tucked in a city office building, it handles tens of thousands of cases a year, almost always without prosecutors. The Manhattan district attorney's office says it doesn't want to expend resources on the small-time summons cases, though it did take on hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters' cases in 2011 in the name of ensuring consistency.

But the NYPD lawyers have prosecuted at least 15 disorderly conduct, unpermitted vending and unspecified summons cases since December 2015, according to department data obtained by defense attorneys and the New York Civil Liberties Union. At least five cases involved arrests at demonstrations, according to defense lawyers, transcripts and news accounts.

A police department has launched an investigation after an officer was filmed repeatedly beating a homeless woman with a baton as he arrested her.

The footage shows Katie McCrary screaming as she is struck 12 times within 30 seconds by the officer, who yells "put your hands behind your back" and threatens to shoot her.

Police had been called to reports of a woman begging for money from customers at a petrol station in Decatur, a city in the US state of Georgia.
The clip, filmed by an onlooker, does not show what led to the use of force.

The officer is seen repeatedly hitting the woman with the baton as he pins her down. He lands some of the blows as she struggles on the floor and others as she lies still.

At one point the officer places the baton on the back of Ms McCrary's neck and pins her down with his knee in her back.
He can be heard shouting "let go or I'll shoot you" as she grabs the baton, prompting bystanders to shout "no, please don't shoot her". The video ends after the officer handcuffs the woman and marches her out of the shop. She repeatedly asks: "What did I do?" The officer filed a Use of Force report following the June 4 incident and was cleared of any wrongdoing by an internal investigation, reported CNN.

But DeKalb County Police Department this week reopened the probe after the footage emerged.

A spokesman said: "Now that the Department has this new evidence we have reopened the investigation and will determine whether the incident is consistent with policy and the law."

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Yesterday, the Larsen C iceberg officially broke away from Antarctica. It. Is. Enormous. The massive iceberg holds twice as much water used in the United States every year, about twice that of Lake Erie. It weighs an estimated 1.1 trillion tons and measures 2,200 square miles—and now it’s floating freely in the ocean.

Basically how to be #libertarian.

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