Chicago Police Raid Home of Anti-NATO Activists, Repeated Call One Tenant a “Commie Faggot”

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"Dismantle NATO!"

“Dismantle NATO!”

Police Preemptively Raid Apartment & Arrest Activists Ahead of NATO Summit:
https://shadowproof.com/2012/05/17/police-preemptively-raid-apartment-arrest-activists-ahead-of-nato-summit/

() Chicago police have reportedly engaged in a preemptive raid against activists that planned to protest the NATO summit. The raid is believed to have taken place late last night in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago.

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My Commentary: “Two tenants were handcuffed for more than 2 hours in their living room while police searched their apartment and a neighboring unit, repeatedly calling one of the tenants a ‘Commie f*ggot.’ “

This brain-dead cop must not have gotten the memo:

America For Sale: Chinese Group Plans To Construct A 200-Acre ‘China City’ In Michigan:
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/05/america-for-sale-chinese-group-plans-to.html

American Police State Relies Completely Upon on Cannabis Arrests

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NYPD's Racist "Stop and Frisk" Policy

NYPD’s Racist “Stop and Frisk” Policy

“The Whole System Relies on These Arrests”: The NYPD’s Racist Marijuana Arrest Crusade And Its National Implications:
http://www.alternet.org/story/155439/%22the_whole_system_relies_on_these_arrests%22%3A_the_nypd%27s_racist_marijuana_arrest_crusade_and_its_national_implications

(Alexander Zaitchik)  Every morning, several sheets of paper are posted to the walls outside the arraignment rooms of New York City’s Borough Courts. They list the names of the accused scheduled to appear before the judge and the legal codes of their offenses. On most days and across the city’s five boroughs, these lists include multiple names next to the numbers 221.10. This is the legal code for the misdemeanor charge of possessing small amounts of marijuana “open to public view,” meaning the public display or public smoking of pot. In 2010, more than 50,000 New Yorkers were arrested for violating 221.10. The number represented 15 percent of all arrests made by the NYPD and allowed the city to keep its crown of Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World.

Not that there is a credible challenger for the dubious honor. The high number of 221.10 arrests puts New York in a league of its own and has become a lightning rod in the national debate over race and the war on drugs. New York’s marijuana arrests, says a growing chorus of critics, are a prime example of how the nation’s drug laws disproportionately impact black and Latino communities.

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My Commentary: In 2008, cannabis arrests comprised half of all drug arrests:

Marijuana Arrests For Year 2008: 847,864 Pot Arrests Now Comprise One-Half Of All US Drug Arrests:
http://norml.org/news/2009/09/14/marijuana-arrests-for-year-2008-847864-pot-arrests-now-comprise-one-half-of-all-us-drug-arrests

Similarities Between the “War on Terrorism” and “War on Drugs”

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Antiwar.com,” and originally posted it to my own wall…

"War on Terror (Freeze or I'll shoot!) - Invade poor countries to get terrorists - Destroy homes, confiscate property and jail families of terror suspects - Accidentally kill & imprison thousands of innocent people - Ignore underlying causes of terror - Waste billions of dollars - Experience failure _______________________ War on Drugs (Freeze or I'll shoot) - Invade poor neighborhoods to get drug dealers - Destroy homes, confiscate property and jail families of drug suspects - Accidentally kill & imprison thousands of innocent people - Ignore underlying causes of drug use - Waste billions of dollars - Experience failure"

“War on Terror (Freeze or I’ll shoot!)
– Invade poor countries to get terrorists
– Destroy homes, confiscate property and jail families of terror suspects
– Accidentally kill & imprison thousands of innocent people
– Ignore underlying causes of terror
– Waste billions of dollars
– Experience failure
_______________________
War on Drugs (Freeze or I’ll shoot)
– Invade poor neighborhoods to get drug dealers
– Destroy homes, confiscate property and jail families of drug suspects
– Accidentally kill & imprison thousands of innocent people
– Ignore underlying causes of drug use
– Waste billions of dollars
– Experience failure”
(Artwork by Andy Singer, as part of his comic, “No Exit”)

My Commentary: Some major similarities between the fallacious “War on Terror” and “War on Drugs.”

Sex Trafficking Runs Rampant in America

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2012-05-14 - Sex Trafficking Runs Rampant in America

Sex Trafficking in the U.S. Called ‘Epidemic’:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/23/sex-trafficking-us-called-epidemic/

(When she first showed up at Children of the Night, a privately funded residential facility, “Jane” was angry. Arrested more than 20 times as a prostitute, she had been hardened by the street. She threw things at her counselors. Everyone was terrified by having to deal with her.

“She was just afraid. She was used to being treated so rough,” said Lois Lee, the Los Angeles group’s founder and president. “She didn’t know what to do with someone nice.”

Jane, not her real name, was just 14 when her life was taken over in Seattle by a 36-year-old man who said he loved her and promised to give her a better life. It was an easy sell: She was the product of a troubled home, where she was sexually molested by her father’s roommate. The abuse began when she was 4 years old. She also was molested at the day care center where she was taken every day.

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My Commentary: Meanwhile, in other news, slavery is at an ALL-TIME high:
http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/about/slavery/

Shoutout those serfs still clinging to the flimsy claim of “progress” as justification for the world we live in, today.

For First Time Ever, Federal Reserve Permits Chinese Bank to Take Over American Bank

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ICBC Given Permission to Take Over US Subsidiary of Bank of East Asia

ICBC Given Permission to Take Over US Subsidiary of Bank of East Asia

ICBC Gets Approval to Take Over US Bank:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18015456

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has been given the nod to take over a US bank, the first such US approval for a Chinese firm.

The US Federal Reserve approved state-owned ICBC’s plans to acquire the US subsidiary of Bank of East Asia.

This comes just days after high-level economic talks between the US and China in Beijing.

The Fed also gave permission to two other Chinese banks to increase their presence in the US.

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My Commentary: And, it begins…