Posts Tagged ‘police states’

Regnat populus?

Saturday, 5 September 2009
Fire chief shot by cop in Ark. court over tickets by John Gambrell of the AP

It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn't hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps.

The response from cops? They shot him. Right there in court.


Now the police chief has disbanded his force until things calm down, a judge has voided all outstanding police-issued citations and sheriff's deputies are asking where all the money from the tickets went. With 174 residents, the city can keep seven police officers on its rolls but missed payments on police and fire department vehicles and saw its last business close its doors a few weeks ago.

Same as the Old Boss

Friday, 23 May 2008
Fingerprint Registry in Housing Bill!!! by John Berlau at
[E]arlier this week, a measure creating a federal fingerprint registry totally unrelated to national security passed a U.S. Senate committee almost without notice. The legislation would require thousands of individuals working even tangentially in the mortgage and real estate industries — and not suspected of anything — to send their prints to the feds. The database and fingerprint mandates were tucked into housing and foreclosure assistance bills that on Tuesday passed the Senate Banking Committee by a vote of 19-2.
Managers Amendment to GSE Bill