Are They Testing for Zika or Citizen’s Will to Resist?

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Testing for Zika or citizen’s will to resist?

You remember the Boston Marathon bombing and how militarized police went door to door, threw families out of their homes at the point of a gun, and performed warrantless searches. You have to ask yourself that considering just how long it usually takes the police to get their act together under normal circumstances, just how were they able to instantly assemble all that men and material? Seems like the Feds are at it again . . . Are they testing for Zika or citizen’s will to resist?


Martial Law Exercise? Feds Going Door-To-Door In Florida Asking For Urine Samples Amid Zika Outbreak

From SHTF plan by Mac Slavo

Officials have said that at least four people in Florida have contracted the Zika virus and warn that the virus now appears to be spreading domestically either through contact with mosquitoes or direct human-to-human transmission. Until recently, the virus only appeared in individuals infected outside of the United States, primarily in South America.

In an alarming development, according to CNN, federal, state and local officials have been deployed to canvas neighborhoods in Florida. The stated purpose is to ask questions, request urine samples and determine the spread of the virus.

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As noted by Erin Elizabeth of HealthNutNews.com it is not clear whether officials are asking or “demanding” these samples.

Folks, you read this correctly. The feds and other local authorities are going DOOR TO DOOR to private residences asking (demanding?) urine samples.

What if a resident does not comply?  What else are they testing for? Would you comply?

I can tell you right now I am not giving any local or federal agent my urine. If arrest were the alternative then let them arrest me. I have nothing to hide, but no way would I submit to such a test if the feds showed up at my door. Some experts I’m speaking with are saying they’re asking for urine under the guise of “Zika virus” when it is, in fact, for something much more sinister. This is very disturbing to me.

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Given that Zika is not necessarily life threatening, and no actual captured mosquitoes in Florida have been shown to be carrying the virus, it is unclear why officials found it necessary to deploy teams to personal residences.

Perhaps they are doing it out of an abundance of caution, though for the reasons cited above that makes little sense.

One possible reason behind the moves is that, per President Obama’s Executive Order #13707 entitled Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People, the government is using this crisis as an opportunity to collect behavioral data on how residents respond to government officials knocking on their doors. . . . (more)

Highway Robbery: Cops Steal Debit Card Cash

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Cops steal debit card cash. Image Credits: By User:Harrihealey02, Wikimedia Commons

Cops steal debit card cash: Cops are famous for stealing any cash a driver may be carrying, even if you have a receipt to prove you just withdrew it from the bank. But now they’re going one step further and stealing it from your debit card right at the roadside with machines designed to do just that.


Asset Forfeiture: Oklahoma Cops Can Seize Your Debit Cards

From The Daily Sheeple by Joshua Krause

By now you’ve probably heard about civil asset forfeiture laws, which allow law enforcement to seize cash and belongings on the mere suspicion that they may be connected to illegal activity. No criminal conviction is required to seize these assets, and in most cases, taking the government to court to get your money back will cost more than what was lost.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the state of Oklahoma has made this situation even worse. Police agencies in that state are now equipped with ERADs, or “Electronic Recovery and Access to Data” machines. These devices are capable of confiscating any money you have on a prepaid debit card, and they can also scan ordinary debit and credit cards, giving the officer some of the information on those cards. Which begs the question, will they be able able to pilfer your bank account from the side of the road in the near future? . . . (more)

American Imperialism at Home and Abroad — Weaponized Democracy

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American Imperialism: The emperor flanked by (left) Dr. Strangelove, and (right) the Man/Boy Love Machine, woot, woot!

They hate us for our freedom.”
— Dubya, aka King George II, or Bush 43, heir to the throne of Bush 41 if you prefer. And Obama has only made things worse.

Poor Jeb! He could have been Bush 45 if only . . .

American Imperialism, bringing enslavement at home and death and destruction abroad on an industrial scale. Hamilton’s Curse and The Real Lincoln (see below) will give you a clear picture of how it all got started, that is, the road to empire, and a pretty good idea of how we got to where we are today. Both are fast, easy, and totally enthralling reads. I couldn’t put either book down.


Democracy Has Been Weaponized

From Mises Daily by Ralph Raico
[This article appears in the January-February 2016 issue of The Austrian.]

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You may think you live in a Jeffersonian democracy, but it is, in fact, a Hamiltonian Oligarchy. No sooner was the Constitution ratified, than Alexander Hamilton, chief promoter of replacing the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution, got to work on undermining it. He fancied America as becoming a Mercantile Empire based on the British model that the Revolution had just been fought to be rid of.

THE AUSTRIAN: Among those of us who are very laissez-faire, Europe’s liberal nineteenth century seems like ancient history, and people like Richard Cobden seem to be incredibly far from what is now the mainstream. And yet, leftists seem to believe that “neoliberalism” (i.e., the ideology of “limited government”) is making gains everywhere. Can you put things into perspective for us? Historically speaking, how much cache does liberalism have right now?

RALPH RAICO: Yes, today Cobden is far from the mainstream, which is a pity. He was the best classical liberal (or libertarian) theorist of international relations who ever lived, and his incisive critiques of the greatest empire of his day, Britain’s, are totally pertinent to the greatest empire of our own time, America’s.

Leftists generally have been mistaken regarding our philosophy. What is called “neoliberalism” is in reality simply a center-right point of view, far from what authentic liberalism meant historically — so-called neoliberals include the Christian Democrats in Germany and Italy, for instance, and the Conservatives in Britain. The true anti-state position is represented by a number of relatively small groups, most of them associated with or inspired by the Mises Institute itself.

TA: In your lectures, you have noted that it was really the liberals who came up with “class analysis” which Marx later incorporated into his own work. What can we learn from this today?

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The Civil war had nothing to do with slavery and had everything to do with graft and consolidation of power. It was about Crony Capitalism and keeping the agrarian South under the thumb of the industrial North. Lincoln referred to blacks as sub-human, and even supported an Illinois law preventing blacks from emigrating there. Had he lived he would have deported them all to Haiti and Africa. He had thousands of Northerners thrown in prison without charges or trial, and condoned Union mobs burning opposition newspapers to the ground, as well as breaking every rule of the then existing  Geneva Convention. First and foremost he was a war criminal and an enemy of the people.

RR: Liberal class analysis predated the Marxist version and in fact inspired it, as Marx and Engels freely admitted. It originated in France in the early nineteenth century, with the Industrialist school, but it permeates the whole history of liberalism and libertarianism, from Cobden and John Bright to Herbert Spencer, the great Gustave de Molinari, in America Albert Jay Nock and Frank Chodorov, and to the present day. It was central to the political outlook of Murray Rothbard. Liberal class analysis holds that history is indeed a struggle between two classes.

But these classes aren’t the “bourgeoisie” and the “proletariat,” as Marxism holds is the case in modern times. Rather, one group is composed of the beneficiaries of state action, the other of its victims. State subsidies and prohibitions, state-granted contracts and monopolies, tariffs, central banking and the manipulation of the currency, imperialism, above all preparing for and waging war — historically, the state’s preeminent business — these serve the interest of a favored few and are detrimental to the interests of everyone else.

TA: Much of Europe seems excited about belligerence toward Russia, combined with periodic attacks on African and Middle Eastern countries. Does the ghost of colonialism and nationalism still live among Europeans? Perhaps in some sort of mutated form?

RR: Mass democracy, as its nineteenth century liberal opponents foretold, inevitably devolves into a contest of contending forces, motivated by corrupt self-interest, either directly financial or ideological. (A superb dissection of this phenomenon, incidentally, is provided by my friend, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, in his Democracy: The God that Failed.) “Democracy” has become a concept weaponized by the US government in its global power struggles. . . . (more)


Books that may interest you —

FDR Fascist Coup — Was FDR a Fascist?

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FDR fascist coup? In Germany the fascists were known as the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

FDR fascist coup: Most people would think of FDR as a socialist and hardly a fascist, but his actions speak for themselves.


Excerpt from The American Story by Garet Garrett

The President said: “. . . in some respects government sits down at a table of partnership with business; but in others it exerts the superior authority of police power, to enforce fairness and justice as they should exist among the various elements in economic life . . . if an industry fails voluntarily to agree within itself, unquestioned power must rest in the government.”

All the consequences were grotesque.

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FDR fascist coup — the Nordic Gods approve.

Business embraced the idea with enthusiasm. It was sick; it had been without profit for a long time. All it could see at first was that each industry, each trade, each segment of business, was going to be asked to write its own agreement — to be called a Code — and the government was going to seal it. True, it might be putting itself into a strait garment; at least it would be a garment with pockets in it. Popular demonstrations were organized in the cities. In New York City a quarter of a million people marched to celebrate the obsequies of depression.

To administer the NRA the President appointed Gen. Hugh Johnson, retired — an Oklahoma soldier with a genius for extensive organization, a little law, a little economics, a fury of invective, a passion for hippodrome and a weakness for blowing his fuses. Power was his firewater.

Nearly every business, from steel and motor car makers down to butchers, had some kind of trade association; if not it could get one up in a hurry. Johnson summoned the trade associations to appear before him in Washington, received their genuflections coldly, lectured them, bullied them, rode them hard as they wrote their Codes and knocked their heads together if he caught them trying to put something over on the government; then he sent them home with their Codes in one hand and lithographs of the Blue Eagle in the other. Your Blue Eagle, whoever you were, was to show that you had signed with NRA to do your part, and, above all, that you were not a chisler. A chisler was one who charged less than the Code price; and he was a public enemy.

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FDR fascist coupe? Put the blue eagle in your window or else.

Suddenly the Blue Eagle was everywhere, like something that happens to the landscape in the night — in every store window, in the barber shop, on the bank door, on office walls, at the factory gate, over the news-dealer’s stand.

Its significance was that of the brass serpent held aloft by Moses. If you looked upon it and believed you were saved from the fiery serpents sent by God to scourge a willful people. The fiery serpents in this case were little bands of NRA workers, with NRA pencils and paper in their hands, going to and fro in the streets and through public places, aggressively demanding that people stop in their tracks and sign a pledge to boycott any place of business that did not display the Blue Eagle. That was Johnson at his worst and best.

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FDR fascist coup? Eleanor Roosevelt promotes the mark of the beast.

He proclaimed: “May Almighty God have mercy on anyone who attempts to trifle with that bird.”

A little tailor in Jersey City did. He pressed a pair of pants for five cents less than the price fixed by the Tailor’s Code. For that he was hauled to Court, fined and sent to prison. The storm of derision and ridicule that broke upon the NRA’s head got him out of jail; but he had learned his lesson, and promised thereafter to keep the Code.

Nevertheless, Johnson succeeded in creating a kind of mass hysteria for the Blue Eagle. Those who refused to sign up were denounced as chislers and social hyenas and were boycotted, besides. Very few could withstand the pressure. One who did was Henry Ford, standing alone in the motor industry and alone against his own associates. Another was Senator Carter Glass, who said that sooner than see the Blue Eagle in its window he would happily watch his Virginia newspaper plant burn down.

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Join or die.

Organized labor was friendly to the Blue Eagle because, in the first place, the NRA plan was that wages should rise faster than prices, and because, secondly, the National Industrial Recovery Act contained a charter for unionism. That was the famous Section 7a, which had to be included in every Code; and it provided that labor should have the right to bargain collectively through representatives of its own choosing, touching such matters as minimum wages, minimum hours and conditions of work. To administer that part of the law the President created a National Labor Relations Board which was much more sympathetic to the wage earner than to the employer.


Excerpt from Hamilton’s Curse by Thomas J. Dilorenzo:

Display the seal or go to jail.

Modern-day Hamiltonians like writer Michael Lind refer to all of these mercantilist policies as “economic nationalism,” a phrase that implies the policies somehow benefit the entire nation. They claim that such policies were finally embraced nationally during FDR’s New Deal, and they are right, at least with regard to corporate welfare. The hallmarks of FDR’s “First New Deal” (1933–34) were the National Industrial Recovery Act and the Agricultural Adjustment Act. The former law created the National Industrial Recovery Administration (NIRA), which attempted to create a cartel in every manufacturing industry by adopting “price codes” — government-imposed controls that artificially pushed prices up. The system reflected FDR’s belief in the convoluted and false theory that low prices had caused the Great Depression.

More than 700 industry “price codes” were adopted and enforced by literally thousands of code police, led by a former army general named Hugh Johnson.

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The NIRA was an extreme form of Hamiltonian mercantilism. This country has never seen a closer relationship between business and government. Of course, it only made the great depression worse. Monopolies tend to reduce production in order to charge higher prices. Reduced production is always accompanied by reduced employment. What was needed was more production, which would have led to more employment.

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John T. Flynn, one of the most prominent critics of FDR, noted the similarity between the first New Deal in America and economic fascism in Italy. Mussolini ” organized each trade or Industrial group or professional group into a state-supervised trade association. He called it a cooperative. These cooperatives operated under state supervision and could plan production, quality, prices, distribution, labor standards, etc.” The NIRA in America “provided that in American industry each industry should be organized into a federally supervised trade association. It was not called a cooperative. It was called a Code Authority. But it was essentially the same thing . . . [T]his was fascism.

Arizona Wants to Make Recording Cops Illegal — A violation of Your 1St Amendment Rights

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Recording cops is a 1st Amendment right.

Recording cops: Arizona wants to make it the law to allow police to arrest anyone who records a cop without first asking his permission. Well, of course they’ll let you film their illegal activity, not. But my guess would be that you’re also just as likely to get beat-up or arrested just for asking: how dare you ask a question!

Welcome to the land of the free.


 

 

 

Arizona Says “No” To Recording Cops… Even in Your Own Home

From Eric Peters Autos by Eric

Here’s one that demands pushback – as much as can be sent its way.

Arizona lawmakers want to make it illegal – a criminal offense – to film cops on private property.

In (air quotes) your home.

The air quotes being necessary to impart the appropriate irony.

If SB 1054 becomes law, anyhow.

If it does, AZ residents will be required to obtain the permission of any cop before they may lawfully record his actions. The legality of the cop’s conduct is ultimately irrelevant. He will be able to arrest you, if you film or otherwise record him without his prior ok.

This is an important point.

Legally speaking, any video made without prior permission stands on shaky ground as potential evidence – even if the video shows a cop committing crime. The video could be suppressed, dismissed – or more likely, destroyed. And the destruction could be – probably will be – anointed legal because, after all, the video was made illegally.

No surprise, SB 1054 was introduced by a Republican, AZ State Rep. John Kavanaugh of District 8 (see here for more about him). Even less surprisingly, Kavanaugh is an ex-cop. An ex New Jersey cop. New Jersey is a notably corrupt state, run by thugs like Chris Christie – who is known to have used his powers to abuse his political opponents (see here) and steer lucrative state contracts to family and friends like a real-life Tony Soprano (see here).

“Law and order” Republicans like Christie – and Kavanaugh – use the law to order things to their liking. La cosa nostra… this thing of ours.

Capisce?

SB1054’s first paragraph deals with recording cops out in public, setting forth a “20 foot” standard. Any closer and it’s automatically illegal – and you are immediately subject to arrest. But even staying back 20 feet doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested.

SB1054 decrees that one may not record from any distance if the officer “determines that the person is interfering in the law enforcement activity.” Which means he may arrest you at his whim, since there is no clear definition of “interfering with law enforcement activity” other than the officer’s “determination.”

That is, the officer’s opinion. His feelings.

Any guess as to how he is probably feeling when you pull out your iPhone?

But the most noxious portion of SB1054 is the next graph, which makes it a crime to record cops running amok inside your own home . . . (more)

50 Shades of Grey — Idaho State Police Threaten Theater for Showing Movie

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50 Shades of Grey — a movie Idaho doesn’t want you to see.

Idaho: Think you’re going to see 50 Shades of Grey, think again. Idaho State Police threaten to shut down movie theater over the showing of 50 Shades of Grey. The theater is suing for violation of its 1st amendment rights.


From The Idaho Statesman by Cynthia Sewell:

Theater sues Idaho for threat to revoke liquor license over ‘50 Shades’

Theater owner says ISP’s actions violate First Amendment rights to free speech

The operator of the Village Cinema is suing the Idaho State Police for threatening to revoke the theater’s liquor license for serving alcohol while showing the R-rated movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” last February.

Idaho law prohibits places licensed to serve alcohol from showing movies that depict “acts or simulated acts of sexual intercourse” or “any person being touched or fondled” in areas including the breast and buttocks.

Meridian Cinemas LLC operates the 15-screen theater at the Village at Meridian. The company has a license to sell beer, wine and liquor by the drink. The drinks can be consumed in the theater’s restaurant or in nine theaters with designated 21-and-older “VIP” seating, which is sectioned off from general seating, where no alcoholic beverages are served.

According to a complaint filed Wednesday in federal court in Boise, an Idaho State Police Bureau of Alcohol Beverage Control detective told the cinema Feb. 17 that it would be violating state law if it served alcohol while showing a film depicting sex. The cinema responded by posting signs prohibiting the consumption of alcohol while “Fifty Shades” was being shown.

According to ISP’s revocation proposal, delivered to Meridian Cinemas on Dec. 21:

On Feb. 26, two undercover ISP detectives bought VIP tickets to “Fifty Shades.” While seated in the theater, the detectives ordered a Blue Moon beer and Bacardi Rum and Diet Coke from the waitress, who brought the drinks to them.

During the movie, one of the detectives went to the bar outside the auditorium and ordered another beer from a different waitress. She asked him which movie he was seeing. When he replied “Fifty Shades of Grey,” she said no alcohol was allowed in viewings of that movie and told him he would have to drink the beverage in the hallway.

The detective took the beer into the auditorium. The waitress followed him and told him no alcohol was allowed. Eventually, another employee came into the auditorium and asked to talk to the detectives about the alcohol policy and escorted the detectives into the hall. . . . (more)

Miami Police Execute Man in the Street

Miami Police execute man in the street: There was no need for this the man presented no immediate danger to the police who surrounded him.


Now watch how police handle a similar but much more dangerous situation in Columbia, what most would consider a third world country where life is supposedly cheap. Not a single shot was fired.

Now Legal to Shoot cops

Now legal to shoot cops. Image Credit: Niels Noordhoek, Wikimedia Commons

Indiana law makes it legal to shoot cops in self-defense. Of course, it’s always been legal to shoot anyone, even cops, in self defense; this law just makes it a little easier to defend yourself in court.

 

From AntiMedia by M. David:

State Makes It Legal to Shoot Cops in Self-Defense If They Violate Your Rights

(CCN) Is it ever legal to shoot cops? A growing number of states are passing laws that say that yes, in fact, sometimes it is well within a citizen’s rights to shoot a police officer.

Other states have already ruled in favor of citizens shooting police officers in self-defense, (even hip-hop legend Tupac walked after shooting two cops in self-defensenow, in the state of Indiana, if a police officer initiates aggression without cause in someone’s home, violence can be used against them in self-defense – including using lethal force.

 

The new law was drafted to “recognize the unique character of a citizen’s home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant.”

This should hardly be seen as profound. In the past, self-defense was viewed as a human right. The Bill of Rights does not grant rights to the citizenry of the United States, it recognizes natural rights. One of those rights — a veritable law of Nature — is the right to resist.

No matter what one does, or takes from you, nothing can stop the innate right to follow our natural impulses of resistance. That does not mean all will exercise that right. But the right itself is natural, primordial, inborn.

The new amendment in Indian recognizes this. It makes it clear that badges do not grant special rights to break into someone’s house and commit acts of violent aggression. . . .

Read whole article.

Texas Sheriff — You Must Obey the Police: Their Word Is the Word of God

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Lightning bolt, lightning bolt — God tasers some misbehavin’ angels.

Texas sheriff — you must obey the police: their word is the word of God. So, every time you hear a cop talking to you — perhaps, at you might be a more apt description — you are hearing the voice of God. And, from the recent behavior of many of them, I would guess that quite a few believe that to be true.

So, remember kids, next time a cop tells you to do something, yours is not to reason why, yours is but to do or die. And the correct response is not to question but to answer, “I hear and I obey,” or suffer the consequences of God’s lightning bolt throwing Taser if you’re lucky, or worse, fire from his lead and brimstone shooting gun.

The sheriff also pointed out that he does not believe in ‘innocent until proven guilty’ and that that anyone who criticizes the police is defying God.


From: Counter Current News:

Texas Sheriff Says You Have To Obey the Police Because Their ‘Authority Comes From God’

(WARNING: Do NOT click on any links within the source COUNTER CURRENT NEWS article as I found one to be malware infected — My Norton Anti-Virus blocked it)

A Texas sheriff recently lashed out at critics, saying that citizens have a moral obligation to “obey the police” because their “authority comes from God.”

Randy Meeks is the Hunt County sheriff, and he believes he is doing “God’s work.”

Meeks recently published a guest editorial in the local Herald-Banner. In it, he cited Bible verses that he claims argue that any one the government puts in charge of you must be obeyed [the article was published just days after a grand jury cleared one of Meeks’ deputies for beating a pregnant Air Force veteran].

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Meeks decided that now was the time to break his silence on the role of police in the community.

“Due to recent events, I can no longer be silent concerning what our country allows,” Meeks stated. “It is amazing to me that the criminals who break into our homes and steal from us, those who sell drugs to our children, those who abuse innocent and defenseless children, those who rape our wives and daughters, those who commit cold-blooded murders are all innocent until proven guilty.”

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Hoping to deal the final blow to his critics, he cited Paul’s letter to the Romans, saying: “Guess where that authority comes from to law enforcement? It comes from God,” Meeks wrote. “Read Romans 13:1 in the Bible. And while you are at it, you folks in Ferguson, Baltimore, Arlington and here, take a Gander at Romans 13:2.”

The sheriff added that anyone who criticizes the police is defying God, and that this is merely “the ignorance of some people.”

Read whole article.


From Bible.Org:

Submission To Authorities (1 Peter 2:13–25)

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. . . .

Believers Should Submit to Authorities to Honor God (Romans 13:1–2)

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

Read whole article.

Fascism Has Arrived in America and Has Metastasized in NY

We have become our own enemy and have been conquered from within.

Fascism has arrived in America — I know that the terms Nazi and fascism have become overused to the point of almost being meaningless, but if the following isn’t a prime example of what a fascist police state is, then I don’t know what is. The only thing missing is that authoritarian thugs doing the torturing aren’t hot babes in black uniforms wearing jackboots.

From Police State USA:

NY investigators used torture to interrogate inmates about prison escapees

Inmates report being beaten while handcuffed, choked, smothered, and slammed against cell bars and walls.

DANNEMORA, NY — After a high-profile prison break from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, prison guards and investigators resorted to the use of torture and beatings to interrogate inmates about the incident.

These allegations stem from the successful escape of convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt on June 6, 2015. Their elaborate plan included hacking through prison bars, beating up guards, and receiving the assistance of a prison staff member to escape. An intense manhunt dragged on for weeks until June 28th, when both fugitives had been either killed or captured.

During those desperate weeks, investigators used vicious and illegal tactics against prisoners to attempt to gather information about the escape. According to over 60 complaints filed in just 2 months, prisoners were subjected to being beaten while handcuffed, choked, smothered, and slammed against cell bars and walls.

One dramatic report came from Patrick Alexander, a prisoner who was targeted because his cell was in close proximity to the escapees’.  The New York Times detailed some of Mr. Alexander’s experience:

Twice during the day of the escape, Mr. Alexander said he was questioned by investigators from the State Police and the corrections department inspector general’s office.

Then, around 8 p.m., he was handcuffed and taken to a broom closet where, he said, three corrections officers whom he had never seen before interrogated him. An officer wearing a jacket with the initials C.I.U. — Crisis Intervention Unit — sat down and asked him, “Do you know the difference between this interview and those other interviews?” Mr. Alexander recalled.

This time, the officer warned, there were only uniformed guards in the room, Mr. Alexander said.

“The officer jumps up and grabs me by my throat, lifts me out of the chair, slams my head into the pipe along the wall,” he said. “Then he starts punching me in the face. The other two get up and start hitting me also in the ribs and stomach.”

With each punch, Mr. Alexander said, the officers shouted another question.

“The whole time he’s holding me up by my throat,” he added.

When Mr. Alexander repeatedly insisted that he had no information, one officer pointed to a plastic bag hanging on some pipes, asked if he knew what it was for and said, “You know what waterboarding is?” Mr. Alexander recalled.

The officer then put the bag over his head and started beating him again . . .

Read the whole article.