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Chris Hedges: The Origins of Our Police State – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

September 17, 2013

Under a series of Supreme Court rulings we have lost the rights to protect ourselves from random searches, home invasions, warrantless wiretapping and eavesdropping and physical abuse. Police units in poor neighborhoods function as armed gangs. The pressure to meet departmental arrest quotas—the prerequisite for lavish federal aid in the “war on drugs”—results in police routinely seizing people at will and charging them with a laundry list of crimes, often without just cause. Because many of these crimes carry long mandatory sentences it is easy to intimidate defendants into “pleading out” on lesser offenses. The police and the defendants know that the collapsed court system, in which the poor get only a few minutes with a public attorney, means there is little chance the abused can challenge the system. And there is also a large pool of willing informants who, to reduce their own sentences, will tell a court anything demanded of them by the police. Chris Hedges: The Origins of Our Police State – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig

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Honda Owner Back in Small Claims Court

January 25, 2012
Honda Owner Back in Small Claims Court

Instead of joining a class-action lawsuit, a Honda Civic hybrid owner turned to small claims court. Read this article: Honda Owner Back in Small Claims Court

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