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A profile in corruption: Andrew Mitchell, Columbus Vice Cop, Bandit and Drug Lord

The FBI has the vast resources of the federal government and tremendous power. Their recent investigation into the activities of the Columbus police Vice Squad seems to be deliberately focused on a single arrest, that of former Presidential Mistress and Adult Entertainer Stormy Daniels, and the attendant political ramifications and fallout.

 

TheBlue Wave crashed on the black hills and the tide turned against it

While the Democrats are busy not defending their constituents being stricken from the voting roles using openly racist methods, the GOP is using similar methods to shave voters by enough of a margin to unseat a Democratic Senator in North Dakota. Because of North Dakota's unique voting laws and demographics, the tactic is age old. Here they will suppress the Native vote.

 

Trump moves to end 31 year old missile treaty while America has no missiles to violate it with

A small uproar happened yesterday, October 20th, as President Trump announced that he intended to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty signed by Reagan and Gorbachev in 1987 as the cold war wound down with a whimper. The treaty was designed to check escalating deployment of theater level nuclear weapons by both countries in Europe.

 

Patriot Prayer caught setting up sniper nests ahead of August demonstration, Mayor declares state of emergency to restrict anti-police protests

Ample footage exists and is in circulation of Portland Police assisting the fascist group Patriot Prayer in attacking counter-demonstrators on August 4th.

 

Sex Worker Founded Dead and Burned in Upper Arlington. Police refuse to call it murder.

Police have a term for murdered sex workers. The term is “Less than Dead.” This is the literal station house and locker room phrase and has also been used to describe the level of zeal when a crime is committed against sex workers. It was not suprising hearing those words echo from the bushes in Upper Arlington this morning. Viewing this latest case, and the context and the official reaction makes the echos loud.

 

L-3 Communications merger with Harris Corporation creates a defense giant and a surveillance powerhouse

Republican conspiracy fetishists love to talk about a deep state family without talking about all the corporate cousins. If someone were to discuss the deep state with any level of rigor they would come away with the impression of an interlocking network that includes a vast seas of corporate power within it's globe. When the military industrial complex is mentioned, the focus of overlap examination is on the revolving door between the floors at the top. What is left out when this is considered are the connections between various entities in the banking intelligence complex.

 

That documentary filmmaker you told all to could be an FBI agent

On Saturday October 5th, the Reporters Committee on the Freedom of the Press (RCFP) reported the findings of one of their many and constant Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The group had noted that the FBI had in actually infiltrated an agent into the news stream of the Associated Press and actually published an article in 2007. This was exposed in 2014 and an internal FBI investigation found that the operation, although legal, was outside of the changing guidelines.

 

Community Policing from Guantanamo prison to the Gulch. Who hired officer Neel in the first place?

Officer Neel resigned the night of Monday October 1st. His resignation was announced moments before a Village Council meeting where multiple instances of excessive force and false charging were going to be discussed by angry Village residents regardless of the desires of the Village government.

 

Small town beat reporter shot by untrained sheriff's deputy sues. City and County government close ranks to attack publication

Imagine going to work one day, a day like any other. You see someone you've seen before and you start to do the things you do every time. You take the equipment you use every time out of your car, start to set up and then....Then he shoots you twice. Once in the chest and once in the gut. You barely survive, you spend all night in surgery. While the team of doctors work feverishly to stop the bleeding in your internal organs someone with a stolen passwords illegally downloads your medical history up until that moment and leaves with it.

 

How the current investigation into the vice squad is designed to further hide the truth

This summer has been a public relations nightmare for the Columbus Police. It is hard to get the public to believe that you are doing good things when your number one copsplainer is in jail awaiting trial on multiple child pornography charges. Seriously uncomfortable questions might be asked if they promote the 2nd shift Special Victims Unit Sgt Terry McConnell who pays minors for sex, or maybe not.

 

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