The Free Thought Project

Turning Americans into Snitches for the Police State: ‘See Something, Say Something’ and Community Policing

“There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors.”—Professor …

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You’ve Just Been Arrested. Now What?

Since most folks’ knowledge about what happens behind bars comes from binge-watching Orange is the New Black, here are some tips to protect your rights and keep you safe in case you get arrested. Article by: The Festival Lawyer DON’T TALK TO THE COPS. The most important thing I can …

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Hundreds of Police Departments Distribute ‘Internet Safety Software’ That’s Actually Dangerous Spyware

For years, local law enforcement agencies around the country have told parents that installing ComputerCOP software is the “first step” in protecting their children online. EFF.org By Dave Maass Police chiefs, sheriffs, and district attorneys have handed out hundreds of thousands of copies of the disc to families for free …

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Cops Seize Car When Told to Get a Warrant, Tell Owner That’s What He Gets for “Exercising His Rights”

Yeah, so you’ve read the headline. No criminal activity. No charges brought. And a cheap shot fired across the bow of the Fourth Amendment, not to mention Vermont’s own Constitution. Tech Dirt But let’s travel back further to set this up. Twenty-one-year-old Gregory Zullo was supposedlypulled over for having his license plate …

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“We Have Been a Paramilitary Organization”: How the Police Talk When They Think We’re Not Listening

By William Norman Grigg Pro Libertate Blog “We have historically been a paramilitary organization,” observed Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite during a September 17 City Council meeting. “And we serve whoever sits in that chair, regardless of race, gender, creed, or political party. I don’t know what we would do if …

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