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Report: Taser Bribes Police Chiefs For Body Camera Contracts Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 3, 2015   The Associated Press has released an investigative report into Taser, the corporation newly given contracts with police departments all across the nation for the purchase of body cameras, has revealed their dubious ties to certain chiefs of police. The corporation announced in 2014 that “orders for body cameras [has] soared to $24.6 million from October to December” which represents a 5-fold increase in profits from 2013. Currently, Taser is in 13 cities with negotiations for new contracts being discussed in 28 more. Taser, according to records…

Did the LAPD Just Prove We Need Obama’s Federalized Police Force? Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 2, 2015   Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is defending the officer that killed an unarmed homeless man after a video of the incident surfaced on the internet. Beck told the press that the video he watched “showed the man reaching toward the officer’s waistband. The officer’s gun was found partly cocked and jammed with a bullet in the chamber and another in the ejection port, indicating a struggle for the weapon. You can hear the young officer who was primarily engaged in the confrontation saying that `He…

Holder Nods to Ferguson Report Inspiring Changes in Police Dept Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 2, 2015   Media is reporting that according to anonymous “enforcement officials”, the Department of Justice (DoJ) “has nearly completed a highly critical report accusing the police in Ferguson, Mo., of making discriminatory traffic stops of African-Americans that created years of racial animosity leading up to an officer’s shooting of a black teenager last summer.” The unnamed officers are quoted as explaining that “the report will force Ferguson officials to either negotiate a settlement with the DoJ or face being sued by it on civil rights charges.” Regardless, the…

The Problem with Religious Fundamentalists Financing Terrorism Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 7, 2015   Six men and women are being accused of funding and providing “military equipment to terrorist fighters overseas, including the Islamic State (IS) group and al-Qaida in Iraq”, according to the Department of Justice (DoJ). Agencies involved in “exposing” this operation include: • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) • FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) • US Postal Inspection Service • Investigators from the city of St Louis James Comey, director of the FBI, warned the public: “We have open cases…

Should Operator of Drone That Crashed on WH Front Lawn Be Prosecuted? Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 5, 2015   According to reports from an unnamed source, the US Secret Service would like the Department of Justice (DoJ) to bring Shawn Usman, owner and operator of the quadrocopter drone that was found on the White House lawn at 3am. The anonymous law enforcement official allegedly claims that the Secret Service “believes the flyer of the [drone] should be prosecuted on charges of violating national defense airspace. [However] that violation typically applies to aircraft, and not small drones, an indication that the law has not kept up…

Ferguson Police Testing ‘Less Lethal Device’ to Reduce Deadly Force Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 5, 2015   The Ferguson Police Department (FPD) has employed a “less lethal weapon” that “blunts the effect of bullets”. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson recanted the “department’s interest” in this type of solution to suspects being shot to death by officers. Jackson explained: “The city of Ferguson is in the process of seeking different alternatives for its police department to use less than lethal force in certain instances to fight crime. Officials have not committed to this device nor set a timetable to decide.” Referred to as the…

Police Body Cameras: Inside Taser’s Million-Dollar Contracts Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 4, 2015   As part of the public relations campaign to convince residents of Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, Ferguson, Missouri that the police are “good guys”, the body camera revolution has taken root with media coverage to make sure viewers understand how these cameras will be effective in reducing the murder of citizens in the suspect phase. Local media reports that the Cleveland body camera program “is rolling out”. According to Deputy Chief Leroy Morrow, these video devices “will be attached to the officers’ uniforms. While on duty, officers…