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Innocent Man Beaten & Arrested By Police Officer After Being Accused of Breaking Into His Own House

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“I WOULDN’T DARE AS A CHIEF TELL ANYONE THIS KINDA THING NEVER HAPPENS… BUT WHAT THEY CAN BE ASSURED OF IS WE TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUS.”

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There are few topics more heatedly debated in today’s political climate than that of police brutality and the rising police state. With each polarizing video that surfaces, the country is staunchly divided into two groups: the ones who believe that there is an ongoing war against police that is being spearheaded by groups such as Black Lives Matter, and the ones who believe that there has been a clear and unjustified rise in the militarization of police in the U.S. directly following 9/11 and the passing of the Patriot Act.

One need only review the statistics of police shootings to see two clear and unavoidable facts, and regardless of any one person’s opinion, they are facts:

First: There were over 1,100 police shootings that resulted in a civilian’s death in 2015. While there were 130 officers who died in the line of duty, only 41 of them were related to shootings. For instance: 17 were heart attack and eight were due to 9/11 related illness. These numbers were actually down 14% from 2014. So clearly, to claim that there is some war against cops and not the other way around is simply incorrect, as the statistics clearly show. Not to mention that 2015 was the second safest year for police ever, after 2013. So far in 2016, there have been 800 civilians shot and killed by police, with a total of 92 officer deaths in the line of duty, most of which were not gun related.

Second: In 2015 police killed 306 black civilians and 581 white civilians. So far in 2016, police have killed 200 black civilians and 398 white civilians. These numbers clearly show that more white individuals are being shot and killed by police, which is a stark contrast to the main talking point of many activist groups attempting to bring attention to the race issue in this country. The intention is not to diminish the very real problem this nation faces with systemic racism, as one can hardly deny that race is still a major issue in modern America. However, to force the point of race on this topic, regardless of what the facts say, is only taking focus away from what is a very real and visceral problem for Americans of any denomination.

The point being, regardless of one’s color, this rising issue is one all must face together. Despite one’s personal prejudice or opinion on the proper conduct during a police-civilian encounter, there is only one true guide to such interactions, and that is the Constitution of the United States of America. The video in question below can hardly be seen any other way than unconstitutional:

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As Dejuan Yourse sat atop the steps of his own childhood home in Greensboro, North Carolina, awaiting his mother’s return, he was approached by officers who were responding to a report of an attempted break-in. The first officer who approaches is very respectful and is simply doing her job. But then the other officer decided, without any facts, aside from the ones that support Dejuan’s claim, that he would accost Mr. Yourse. Dejuan maintained an absolute air of respect up until the point when Officer Travis Cole decided, even with no laws being broken, and the fact that Dejuan’s address on his ID matched the one he was currently sitting in front of, that he would unlawfully use physical force to detain this currently peaceful man.

As anyone would reach their breaking point when being interrogated on their own front porch, Dejuan began to get frustrated when the officer used physical contact to force him to remain on the porch, which is a violation of his rights as a sovereign citizen, as he had not yet committed or been charged with a crime. Officer Cole was either unaware of his misstep or simply did not care. Judging by the lack of accountability in recent similar occurrences, it was most likely the latter, yet both are equally irresponsible. Officer Cole attempted to grab away Dejuan’s phone just as he was trying to bring an end to this ridiculous witch hunt by calling his neighbour to come verify his identity (which he had attempted to do in the beginning, yet Officer Cole said it wasn’t necessary), which is what crossed the line, and changed the situation from peaceful to hostile.

“I was very concerned and disturbed about what I saw,” said Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland last week after city officials viewed both officers’ body camera footage, local FOX8 reported.

“Well it’s horrible!” exclaimed City Councilman Mike Barber. “And I say this as a white male representative.

“If you get down to common decency and respect, that officer didn’t show it.”

The conflict arose from Officer Cole’s clear desire to find something wrong in a situation where clearly nothing was. This is exactly the type of policing that has created the perception that many hold today in regards to police. An officer is supposed to make a law-abiding citizen feel secure, yet in most cases, many Americans will tell you that when a cop is near, the only feeling anyone has is apprehension for what they might be unjustly charged for or coerced into; if you are reading this thinking that does not happen, there are quite literally thousands of incidents caught on tape that show exactly that. Yet we choose as a society to tell ourselves that each is just the exception to the rule, when in reality, as all are beginning to realize, it has become the rule.

“I wouldn’t dare as a chief tell anyone this kinda thing never happens. We have around 900 employees, over 680 sworn police officers on any given day getting dozens of calls and interactions. But what they can be assured of is we take this very serious.”

– Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott

Even the Chief of Police himself was clear about the fact that this “kinda thing” is not a rare occurrence. Yet in a truly rare turn of events, Officer Cole is being held accountable for his unconscionable actions against Mr. Yourse. The Greensboro City Council voted unanimously, 8 to 0, in favour of the permanent suspension of Cole’s law enforcement certification, ensuring not only Cole’s resignation from Greensboro police, but that he will never be a police officer again. That is an important inclusion in this disciplinary action, as many such cases end with the guilty officer being taken in with open arms by another police station, effectively rendering the judgment null and void with the protection of his fellow brothers in blue.

Complete removal from any form of law enforcement is exactly the type of reaction that is needed moving forward to show all current and aspiring police officers what will happen if you choose to take the law into your own hands and forgo anyone’s constitutional rights.

The question that must be posed is, if this were a white male acting exactly the same way, would he have been treated the same? Yes Dejuan is a large man, but does that excuse him of his constitutional rights? Especially when he was breaking no law, and abiding by the officer’s commands until he was within his rights to object to the unconstitutional act of forcefully detaining one who has committed no offence? Whether race played a factor in this incident is debatable, yet increasingly relevant.

It’s hard not to acknowledge the overwhelming amount of American citizens shot to death by police officers in this country. Rather, it should be impossible not to address the issue at hand, as more are killed by police in the U.S. than any other industrialized nation. This incident very easily and very quickly could have escalated unnecessarily to lethal force, as video evidence has shown many such unarmed Americans subjected to in recent years.

We must also remember that many of these officers are good people stuck in a bad situation, many of whom are beginning to speak out about this exact type of corruption. More still are trying to lead by example. It is up to the people to either stand united and call for the type of change both sides know is desperately needed, or stand divided and allow those slowly stripping this country of all that makes it unique and important, to bring this nation to its knees, only to be rebuilt as the Empire those behind the curtain so desperately desire.

SOURCES

https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2015

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/12/29/461402091/number-of-police-officers-killed-by-gunfire-fell-14-percent-in-2015-study-says

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database

myfox8.com/2016/09/26/watch-greensboro-leaders-release-disturbing-body-camera-video/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/09/10/once-again-there-is-no-war-on-cops-and-those-who-claim-otherwise-are-playing-a-dangerous-game/?utm_term=.0e5a7f6785ed

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WHAT?! Marineland Is Officially Exempt From Canada’s Ban On Whale & Dolphin Captivity

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  • The Facts:

    Canada recently passed a bill that bans the capture and captivity of whales and dolphins. Marineland, a huge whale/dolphin entertainment park, has been exempted from the law that makes it illegal to do so.

  • Reflect On:

    What gives human beings the right to hold such majestic, innocent, benevolent and intelligent animals captive? What gives them the right to separate them from their families? Why do we treat other beings on Earth the way we do?

Animal captivity is extremely cruel and heartbreaking. Imagine what another intelligent, benevolent race would think if they came across our planet and observed what we do. My guess is that they’d be terrified to attempt to interact with us simply based on how we treat other sentient, benevolent beings on this planet.

Canada recently passed a legislation that completely bans keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity for entertainment, trade, possession, capture and breeding. The bill (S-203) is also known as the “Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act,” and it was approved by the House of Commons after they voted in favour of the bill, which was first introduced in 2015.

The only time capture is permitted in Canada is for rescue purposes or, unfortunately, for scientific purposes.

According to Green Party Leader MP Elizabeth May, “Canadians have been clear, they want the cruel practice of keeping whales and dolphins in captivity to end… With the passage of Bill S-203, we have ensured that this will happen.”

More than 20 marine scientists and stakeholder organizations endorsed the bill, which quite frankly should have happened long ago. These beings, or any beings for that matter, do not belong in tanks where they are constantly suffering. These are extremely emotional, social, empathetic and brilliant beings. What we’ve done to them and continue to do to them is beyond horrid, to be blunt.

This bill was supposed to phase out this type of captivity in Canada, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, as Marineland Canada’s whales will remain at the park following the page of S-203. Already captive whales will remain in captivity, which means approximately 60 animals will live out their entire lives at Marineland and at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Canadian law now states that it’s a criminal offence, as it should be, to keep a cetacean in captivity, but it looks like Marineland Canada has been exempted from this. It does not seem, however, that they can bring more animals into the park, but they’ll more than likely begin breeding programs to keep their business going for as long as they can.

According to Marie Holer, a representative from Marineland Canada:

We’ve been working to evolve Marineland for over a year and have made many positive changes to the park, including the new educational presentation on marine mammals, the introduction of the Marineland Express and our Polar Splash pad that will open in July. Since opening day, we’ve seen our largest crowds in years and are thrilled that so many people support us in our work. We’re looking forward to enhancing our education, conservation and research focus in the short term to highlight our commitment to marine mammals.”

Is this truly a good step? As long as these animals are in captivity, there can be no care given to these animals. Why do we as human beings feel we can imprison animals like this is simply for entertainment? It feels heartbreaking, confusing, and makes deeply question the state of our connection to wildlife.

Have we really become that disconnected from life?

It’s not all bleak though! Things are obviously improving, and that’s become quite evident thanks to the vast amount of activism over the years that has finally resulted in the passing of the legislation mentioned in this article, but we still have a long way to go.

Remember, these animals have never really shown any type of aggression towards humans, except in captivity.

The Takeaway

Why do human beings go to the circus? Why do they go to places like Marineland? Is it because human beings are terrible? No. It’s simply because many of us have been desensitized and have not quite questioned this in many ways. Which is OK! That’s part of the process. When it comes to animal captivity, mass marketing and scientific justifications have allowed our minds to be manipulated. They’ve made us think that animal captivity is okay, when clearly we would not like to be confined against our will, so why do it to others?

I believe that we’re all born as extremely understanding beings, and that humans are a very empathetic race. I believe that our feelings and our ability to experience empathy are what makes us special. I also believe that these traits and characteristics left us for a while, but they are now returning and we are beginning to “think” from our hearts again.

This is why awareness regarding animal captivity has increased and will continue to increase around the globe until it is completely banned everywhere, or until people simply stop showing up to these places and providing them with profits.

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Video: The Most Significant Leak About Extraterrestrial Craft Just Went Public

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  • The Facts:

    A recently leaked document has exposed notes taken by legendary scientist Dr. Eric Davis during a meeting he had Admiral Thomas Ray Wilson, who was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, regarding extraterrestrial space craft.

  • Reflect On:

    UFOs used to be a conspiracy, now they are quite mainstream and their existence is backed by tremendous amounts of evidence. The next question is, where are they from, and who made them? Will this information be suppressed too?

A quote I love to use in many of my articles comes from Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell. He said, “yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered.” (source)

The thought that governments and/or rogue agencies around the world have been involved in taking down and even possibly revere engineering possible extraterrestrial craft is nothing new. Available to the public are statements from the highest ranking positions within government and the military, and there are also declassified documents that hint toward the same idea.

For example, former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer once told the public that the protocol with regards to UFOs was to “shoot first and ask questions after.” Dr. David Clarke, an investigative journalist, reader and lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in England who was also the curator for The National Archives UFO project from 2008–13 uncovered documents showing that the Royal Air Force was desperate to capture one of these UFOs and reverse engineer it. You can see those and read more about it here.

Most Significant Leak?

Check out our video segment on this new leak, or read more below.

More recently, what some are calling the most significant leak in UFO history has been made public – and it may be one of the strongest documents linking UFOs to extraterrestrials.

The document goes into detail about a meeting that was had between Dr. Eric Davis, and Vice Admiral Thomas Ray Wilson. Who is Eric Davis? He is a very well known scientist, and quite the legend. For many years he was a member of the National Institute for Discovery Sciences (NIDS)(Owned by Robert Bigelow), the Chief Science Officer of EarthTech Int’l, Inc. and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin in Austin, Texas; and he is the Owner/Chief Executive/Chief Scientist of Warp Drive Metrics who consults and contracts for the Department of Defense. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Early Universe, Cosmology and Strings Group at the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research at Baylor University in Waco, TX.

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Admiral Thomas Ray Wilson was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from July 1999 to July 2002, prior to that he was the Director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The document is in the form of notes that were written by Davis after their meeting that took place in 2002, regarding a series of events that took place during the spring of 1997, when Wilson was Deputy Director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Since the leak of this document, there has been no denial publicly by Davis regarding the authenticity of these documents, and the focal point of the document is about a meeting (and what happened after that meeting) that took place in 1997 between UFO researcher Dr. Steven Greer, Admiral Wilson, Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14 astronaut) and other high ranking individuals within the military. This meeting was spoken about by Dr. Greer and Dr. Mitchell nearly four years prior to the leak of these documents, so it’s all very interesting. In the episode, we actually play footage of Mitchell confirming and talking about this meeting as well as Greer.

The documents point towards a program that involves the crash retrieval of extraterrestrial craft, that are “not made of this earth, not made by man.”

You can view the entire document here.

if you missed the video embed above of myself and Joe Martino having a discussion about these documents in detail, you can watch it here.

The Takeaway

“There is a serious possibility that we are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from outer space, from other civilizations.” – Lord Admiral Hill-Norton, Former Chief of Defence Staff, 5 Star Admiral of the Royal Navy, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

The fact that we are not alone has huge implications from science to technology, to history and possible metaphysical/spiritual implications as well. It really opens up Pandora’s Box, and it is one out of many examples that are allowing us to see how humanity has been conditioned to think a certain way, limit our reality, despite all of the evidence, that conflicts with long held belief systems.

At the end of the day, the idea that there are other highly advanced, intelligent lifeforms in the universe, or multiverse, and possibly other dimensions that are and have been visiting our planet, and others, for a very long time is most likely just the very tip of the ice-berg.

This is not a new discovery. We have had this type of knowledge of UFOs and ETs for a very long time, culture and elites have simply suppressed this knowing.

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British Home Secretary Has Signed Extradition Order To Send Julian Assange To US

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  • The Facts:

    British home secretary Sajid Javid has signed the extradition order to send Julian Assange to the US. This now leaves the final decision to the courts. It's likely that the extradition decision process will take many months to decide in court.

  • Reflect On:

    Is this another step in harming the freedom of press? The freedom of revealing truth to citizens? Is this government overreach whereby they feel it's OK to pretend to the public that their knowledge of truth is not important?

The British home secretary, Sajid Javid, has just signed a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the US where he faces an 18-count indictment, issued by the US Department of Justice, for charges linked to computer hacking and revealing government secrets in collaboration with Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning. The charges all fall under the Espionage Act.

“He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it and that will be going in front of the courts tomorrow.” – Sayid Javid

Officially, Assange is accused of soliciting and publishing classified information and conspiring to hack into a government computer. “It is a decision ultimately for the courts, but there is a very important part of it for the home secretary and I want to see justice done at all times and we’ve got a legitimate extradition request, so I’ve signed it, but the final decision is now with the courts,” said Javid.

If you were to look entirely at the law, you might say “yes, technically if he did these things, there is a case to be made.” However, was Assange involved enough in this process to prosecute him? Did he do something that was a disservice to the people? Or did he do something that was a disservice to the powerful elite?

That is something for you to decide, ideally without the manipulative rhetoric from the powerful elite and the mainstream media they own. Attempts to suggest he threatens the patriotism of the US and the national security of the US might be something to observe as a clear sign of bait and switch: get upset at this, instead of looking at what he revealed about the powerful elite in the totality of the leaks he has put out.

Swedish courts had just recently rejected an extradition request for Assange to be sent back to Sweden for an alleged rape case dating back to 2010. Assange denies the accusation and has since the beginning. The decision out of Upsalla to deny his request was fueled by the claim that Assange did not need to be detained.

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Assange is currently in jail for 50 weeks for skipping bail after he spent seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He was recently too ill to appear at a hearing at Westminster magistrates court in relation to the US request. The hearing has been rescheduled for Friday, June 14th, 2019.

Thomas Garner, an extradition lawyer at Gherson Solicitors, said Javid’s certification of the request was “an important though merely procedural step” to start the extradition process.

“I would expect the court to set a preliminary timetable for the extradition process tomorrow,” he said. “It is likely to be many months before any hearing at the magistrates court and of course either side may then seek to appeal that decision in due course. Despite this, the Swedish authorities will be monitoring the process carefully as the further down the line the US proceedings get the harder it might become for the home secretary to give precedence to any competing request.”

The Takeaway

From a systematic standpoint, this is a necessary procedural step in extraditing Assange to the US and it has been granted. It could have been blocked but Javid felt it was necessary for ‘justice to be served.’

As we can see, this is an example of a spot where someone could have stood up and said “no I don’t support this given what it does to protect the powerful elite and given what it does to journalism and the maintenance of secrecy.” Obviously, Javid would have faced much criticism if he had stood up, perhaps legal problems too, we were not able to confirm that, but we are seeing a system play entirely along with the power elite in this case.

In the video below, there is an important discussion on some of the ‘Qanon’ ideas in relation to Assange. My analysis on that is that it appears to be heavily misguided, but you decide for yourself.

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