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Video Outrage: Utah Police Kill Marijuana Smoker in Own Home

Do not trust the police.  They are a bunch of militarized thugs who will beat, frame, arrest or murder you if they are having a bad day.  We’re far past the days of the kindly “peace officer” who you could trust to protect you.   Now, when you are visited by police, they come in the dead of night, clad in black uniforms and ski masks.  Many of these men have just returned home from slaughtering Iraqis and Afghans and when the PTSD catches up with them, you don’t want to be in close proximity.  Please follow the link and watch an innocent man killed in his own home in the middle of the night.  I hate black uniforms and the cowards that animate them.  -Editor

The police had a no-knock warrant (though they forgot to bring it) to search for drugs. Busting down a citizen’s door quickly, loudly, and with overwhelming force is the standard. Sure, the guy they were looking for was a roommate who had already moved out (and they knew it), but it is so vitally important that we find and imprison people smoking weed at home that even a hastily-planned no-knock midnight raid without warrant paperwork is preferable to allowing one more joint to be smoked by a middle aged man in his own home. (Warning: Video is graphic in nature. Story continues after video.)

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Utah: Governor Caught in $13 Million Kickback Scheme

It used to be that when politicians got caught stealing, lying or cheating, they resigned and/or were prosecuted. This, of course, was before “We the People” were conditioned to forgive and forget the Satanic Psychopaths by corrupt religious and moral leadership. Now, we just “turn the other cheek” and let them go about their business, which just happens to be stealing, lying and cheating from the American people.
In Utah, Governor Gary R. Herbert, got caught taking bribes on a major highway project by a party that offered to do the job for the “lowest and best” amount of money. It turns out that someone did a little research and Gary R Herbert took quite a bit of campaign cash from the contractor that was not the lowest and best bidder for the job:
“Herbert is defending himself against reports he accepted a total of $82,500 from members of the winning bid team, Provo River Constructors… One of those bid team members, Guy Wadsworth, gave $50,000 and had two private meetings with the governor in the weeks before the contract was awarded.
Monday evening, Wadsworth issued a statement saying he does “not apologize for supporting the governor’s candidacy,” saying his company, Wadsworth Brothers Construction, has achieved its success “through hard work and quality workmanship.” (KSL.com)
Since the executive branch of government in Utah awards contracts, appoints highway commission members, and is responsible for handing out taxpayer money to the lowest and best bidders Governor Herbert’s ability to steer contracts to his campaign supporters is one of the main reasons why they give him campaign cash. If Provo River Constructors had handed $82,500 over to Herbert in a greasy, brown paper bag, it would have been considered a bribe.  The fact that it went to his campaign does not make it any less of a bribe.
Herbert, of course, feigns his innocence in the matter. Yet, it appears that, after the losing bidder threatened to expose him and his corrupt machinations, they were handed $13 Million dollars to just “go away”.
… the Flatiron/Skanska/Zachry (FSZ) bid team accused the state of giving the winning bidder favorable treatment. Those letters were addressed to the Utah Department of Transportation and asked the agency to reopen the bid for the reconstruction of Interstate 15 through Utah County….
A Jan. 5 letter from a Washington, D.C., law firm representing FSZ said UDOT’s evaluation oversight team “failed utterly in its duty to provide ‘an independent observation of the evaluation and selection process'” for the bid which was awarded last December.
But instead of reopening the competition for the contract, UDOT settled with FSZ for $13 million. (Ibid)
The people of Utah ended up with a more expensive highway project and a $13 million dollar hush money payment. Governor Herbert ended up with $82,500 in campaign bribes. Meanwhile, in the State legislature, Republican House Speaker Becky Lockhart is talking about 7% cuts in the State Budget: (Source)
Utah is not the best managed state by accident, we’re there because make the tough decisions we make the kind of decisions that families have to make when times are hard,” Lockhart said.
Lockhart believes the legislature’s aggressive approach to balancing the state’s budget early in the session is because “it’s a sign that the legislature takes their responsibility to balance the budget very seriously.”
However, the steep cuts to areas of law enforcement, social services and other large state sectors is a sign that the state economy is still on the road to recovery. (Ibid)
Satanic Psychopaths create their own reality, or illusion, or fabrications as it were. Becky fails to point out that one of the primary reasons why there will be less police on the streets of Utah is because of Governor Gary Herbert’s lack of a moral compass or anything that resembles a normal human conscience.
The people of Utah, the Mormon Church, and the other victims of Governor Herbert’s Satanic Psychopathic management style should drive the crook out of office. They should also remember that the Mormon Church owned newspaper and media, only brought this issue to their attention after Herbert’s political opponent complained about the matter.
Don’t look for a resignation demand from the Mormon Church owned Deseret News, or its Editorial Department. If they start taking on Satanic Psychopaths in Utah, who knows where the matter would end.
Expect the Utah State Legislature to pass another worthless law while avoiding impeachment hearings. Once again, if Utah politicians start impeaching Psychopathic politicians, who would be left to run the state or steal taxpayer dollars in exchange for campaign contributions?
Only the people of Utah can force Herbert from office. I invite them to copy this article and send it to the Utah State Legislature, their friends, or just hand it out on the State Capital steps. Its not just Herbert’s honor and reputation we are talking about here.  Utah Mormons need to show the world that they actually believe the high moral standards their missionaries preach to the world. They need to remove crooks like Herbert from political office.
One would hope that the Mormon Church, which has gotten involved in political issues like Gay Rights and the Utah Compact, could use its influence to help remove corrupt Utah politicians like Herbert. After all, they do own a good chunk of media in the state.


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by Apollo

Sun Aug 21, 2005 at 10:30:30 PM PST


Originally Posted by knick evl ntnt

Last night, I was booked to play an event about an hour outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. The hype behind this show was huge, they presold 700 tickets and they expected up to 3,000 people total. The promoters did an amazing job with the show.. they even made slipmats with the flyers on them to promote in local shops.

So, we got to the show around 11:15 or so and it was really cool. It was all outdoors, in a valley surrounded by huge mountains. They had an amazing light show flashing on to a mountain behind the site, the sound was booming, the crowd was about 1500 people thick and everything just seemed too good to be true really. Well…

At about 11:30 or so, I was standing behind the stage talking with someone when I noticed a helicopter pulling over one of the mountain tops. I jokingly said “Oh look, here comes big brother” to the person I was with. I wasn’t far off.

The helicopter dipped lower and lower and started shining its lights on the crowd. I was kind of in awe and just sat and watched this thing circle us for a minute. As I looked back towards the crowd I saw a guy dressed in camoflauge walking by, toting an assault rifle. At this point, everyone was fully aware of what was going on . A few “troops” rushed the stage and cut the sound off and started yelling that everyone “get the fuck out of here or go to jail”. This is where it got really sticky. 

No one resisted. That’s for sure. They had police dogs raiding the crowd of people and I saw a dog signal out a guy who obviously had some drugs on him. The soldiers attacked the guy (4 of them on 1), and kicked him a few times in the ribs and had their knees in his back and sides. As they were cuffing him, there was about 1000 kids trying to leave in the backdrop, peacefully. Next thing I know, A can of fucking TEAR GAS is launched into the crowd. People are running and screaming at this point. Girls are crying, guys are cussing… bad scene.

Now, this is all I saw with my own eyes, but I heard plenty of other accounts of the night. Now this isnt gossip I heard from some candy raver, these are instances cited straight out of the promoters mouth..

  • One of the promoters friends (a very small female) was attacked by one of the police dogs. As she struggled to get away from it, the police tackled her. 3 grown men proceeded to KICK HER IN THE STOMACH.
  • The police confiscated 3 video tapes in total. People were trying to document what was happening out there. The police saw one guy filming and ran after him, tackled him and his camera fell, and luckily.. his friend grabbed it and ran and got away. priceless footage. That’s not all though. Out of 1,500 people, there’s sure to be more footage.
  • The police were rounding up the staff of the party and the main promoter went up to them with the permit for the show and said “here, I have the permit.” The police then said, “no you don’t” and ripped the permit out of his hand. Then, they put an assault rifle to his forehead and said “get the fuck out of here right now.”

Now.. let’s get the facts straight here.

This event was 100% legal. They had every permit the city told them they needed. They had a 2 MILLION DOLLAR insurance policy for the event. They had liscenced security guards at the gates confiscating any alcohol or drugs found upon entry (yes, they searched every car on the way in). Oh, I suppose I should mention that they arrested all the security guards for possession.

Oh another interesting fact.. the police did not have a warrant. The owner of the land already has a lawsuit against the city for something similar. A few months ago, she rented her land for a party and the police raided that as well. And catch this, the police forced her to LEAVE HER OWN PERSONAL PROPERTY. That’s right. They didnt arrest her, but made her leave her own property!!!

Don’t get it twisted, this is all going down in probably THE most conservative state in the USA. And this is scary.. a gross violation of our civil liberties. The police wanted this party shut down, so they made it happen. Even though everything about this event was legal. The promoters spent over $ 20,000 on this show and did everything they had to to make it legit, only to have it taken away from them by a group of radical neo-con’s with an agenda.

This was one of the scariest things I have ever witnessed in person. I can’t even begin to describe how surreal it was. Helicopters, assault rifles, tear gas, camoflauge-wearing soldiers…. why? Was that really necessary?

This needs to be big news across the USofA. At least in our music scene (edm as a whole)… this could happen to any of us at any time. When we’re losing the right to gather peacefully, we’re also letting the police set a standard of what we can get away with. And I think that’s BULLSHIT!

The system fucked up last night… They broke up a party that was 100% legal and they physically hurt a lot of people there at the same time. The promoters already have 6 lawsuits ready to file with their lawyers and the ACLU is already involved.

I’m sure some pictures (and hopefully some video) will surface soon. I’ll make sure to post them up here on 404, so you can see the Police State of America at work.

p.s. – there are more stories of police brutality that i’ll post up later. gotta hit the airport soon. can’t wait to get the fuck out of this shit hole state.


SHERIFF’S STATEMENT: http://www.utahcountyonline.org/News/DeptNewsDetails.asp?ID=17759&WN_System=SHERIFF

VIDEO: http://homepage.mac.com/apexgrin/FileSharing2.html

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