Daily Archives: February 12, 2007

Woman, 69, hit by stun gun after honking at cops

Information Liberation | Feb 11 2007 

Almost every day of the week, you can find similar stories where there is no crime committed, but the cops assault you and then in turn charge you with assault and resisting arrest. Arrest for what? Nothing! Then how can you be resisting arrest when you didn’t do anything? It doesn’t matter. Police are gods who are above the law and lord over us as their slaves. This is the definition of a police-state. It is the result of corruption and perversion of society from the top of the pyramid all the way down to the lowest social levels and everything in between. Amerika is rotten to the core and it stinks to high heaven.

PW

Mo. driver who honked at police, sparking altercation, must pay $650

A 69-year-old woman who was shocked with a stun gun after she honked her car horn at a police cruiser has been convicted of resisting arrest for sparking a quarrel with officers.

A Circuit Court jury refused to send Louise Jones to jail, fining her $650 instead.

Jones’ attorney, Basil North, said he might appeal. “We don’t think she should have been convicted of anything,” he said.

On June 15, 2004, police officers Cory Le Moine and Ryan VanDeusen responded to a domestic disturbance call near Jones’ home. The officers were cruising the street slowly, watching for trouble. Jones was in her car behind the police vehicle when she honked her horn and pulled into her driveway.

Police, spooked by the horn, parked and questioned Jones, leading to a scuffle after they threatened to write her a ticket. The stun gun of one of the officers discharged during the altercation, according to testimony.

The trial was Jones’ second in the case.

She and her 78-year-old husband, Fred, who tried to break up the scuffle, had been convicted and sentenced to probation by a judge in Municipal Court over the incident. Both appealed, and charges against the husband were dismissed, while the wife was granted a retrial in Circuit Court.

Angry German tourist drops pants at airport X-ray machine, faces six years prison

Breitbart | Feb 11, 2007 

If convicted, he could face six years in jail.

A 66-year-old German tourist, annoyed by stringent security at Manila’s airport, dropped his pants before walking through an X-ray machine, newspapers said Monday.

Authorities were not amused.

Instead of boarding a flight to Frankfurt on Friday, Hans Jurgen Oskar von Naguschewski was detained after police filed a complaint of lasciviousness against him, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Star newspapers reported.

“He must have been annoyed that he was asked to walk through the X-ray twice, so he took off his pants,” airport security chief Angel Atutubo was quoted saying.

Oskar spent the weekend in police detention and was to face the prosecutor later Monday. If convicted, he could face six months to six years in jail.

“He actually didn’t say much, unlike Filipino passengers who would talk a lot. He was clearly irked and he showed it by disrobing,” the Inquirer quoted police Supt. Atilano Morada saying.

Cameras to monitor airline passengers’ facial expressions and suspicious movements

Mail On Sunday | Feb 11, 2007    

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As I was saying, twirling your hair would become terrorist activity. You didn’t believe me did you? Then add to that licking your lips, blinking your eyes, twitching your face, stroking your ears and probably raising your eyebrows at the presence of Orwellian cameras watching your every move feeding the data into computers. This is beyond Orwellian. This is high-tech feudalism or rule by technocracy. It is tyranny and you must fight it or become a total slave.

PW

Tiny cameras the size of a fingernail linked to specialist computers are to be used to monitor the behaviour of airline passengers as part of the war on terrorism.

Cameras fitted to seat-backs will record every twitch, blink, facial expression or suspicious movement before sending the data to onboard software which will check it against individual passenger profiles.

Scientists from Britain and Germany are spending £25million developing a system which they hope will make it virtually impossible to hijack an airliner by providing pilots and cabin crew with an early warning of a possible terrorist attack such as 9/11.

They say that rapid eye movements, blinking excessively, licking lips or ways of stroking hair or ears are classic symptoms of somebody trying to conceal something.

A separate microphone will hear and record even whispered remarks. Islamic suicide bombers are known to whisper texts from the Koran in the moments before they explode bombs.

The software being developed by the scientists will be so sophisticated that it will be able to take account of nervous flyers or people with a natural twitch, helping to ensure there are no false alarms.

“We’re trying to develop technologies that indicate the differences between normal passengers and those who may be a threat to others, or themselves,” said Catherine Neary of BAE Systems.

Mrs Neary, team leader of the Onboard Threat Detection System for the Paris-based Security Of Aircraft In The Future European Environment (SAFEE) project, added: “Blink rates come from lie-detection research and suggest the stress level is higher than normal.”

The project is also developing automated flight controls that will prevent a hijacker taking over an airliner and sensors at the aircraft’s doors to detect if someone is carrying explosives or chemicals.

Mrs Neary said that under the Data Protection Act, all video, audio and other recordings would be destroyed at the end of every flight so that passengers’ civil liberties were not infringed.

Shami Chakrabarti, director of the human rights group Liberty, said: “Watching people constantly on aircraft and trying to work out patterns of behaviour is a difficult road to travel.

“I suspect that it will put people off flying because they will feel uncomfortable if their every blink and twitch is being monitored.”