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Female Fullerton Cop Accused of Ripping Film Out of Witness’ Camera After Kelly Thomas Beat to Death

In News, Other Leaks, Police State, Viral Videos on December 12, 2012 at 11:07 PM

12/06/2012

PINAC:

So far, three cops have been charged in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless mentally ill man whose death sparked an outrage in the normally sleepy community of Fullerton last year and a nationwide outrage once the surveillance video of his murder was released earlier this year.

Meanwhile, the other three cops who were involved in the beating are doing all they can to keep from being charged.

But there is one cop that has yet to be exposed and her hands are just as dirty as the rest of them.

We don’t know her name but we do know she confronted a photographer who had been taking pictures of the grisly scene after the beating and ripped the film out of her camera.

I had heard a story last year immediately after the beating about a cop doing this but I didn’t hear anything come of it and I just figured it was a male cop.

Then I heard it again in October when I was visiting Fullerton for a workshop and listened to Ron Thomas, father of Kelly Thomas, speak in front of a group of journalists, but again, no gender was placed on the cop.

But later that night, I spoke to a homeless man whom I had met in the same bus depot where Thomas was murdered.

Curtis, who knew Thomas, not only confirmed the same story, but said it was a female cop who ripped the film out of the camera.

 

It’s not surprising her name has not been exposed considering she arrived afterwards and was not caught in the initial confrontation. Especially considering the cover-up stemmed from the top down.

But if anybody knows her name, please pass it along because she not only deserves to be exposed, she deserves to be criminally charged for destruction of evidence as well as some degree of conspiracy.

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#OpWCIT: Mozilla Rallies for Opposition Against Secret Internet Treaty

In Anonymous, Big Brother, News, NWO, OpWCIT, Other Leaks, Police State, Science & Technology, World Revolution on December 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

12/11/2012

RT:

Add another name to the list of critics concerned with attempts to rewrite the International Telecommunication Union to give governments control of the Internet: Silicon Valley’s Mozilla now officially opposes the ITU.

Mozilla, the makers of the highly successful Firefox Web browser for Macs, PCs and smart phones, have come out to condemn a top-secret meeting in Dubai this week that could lead to changes with how the world is wired to the Internet.

The details of the closed-door discussions being held between members of the United Nation’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) this week in the United Arab Emirates remains a secret, and that’s exactly why Mozilla is speaking up. In a plea posted on Mozilla.org, the developers write, “The issue isn’t whether our governments, the UN or even the ITU should play a role in shaping the Web. The problem is that they are trying to do it behind closed doors, in secret, without us.”

“The Web lets us speak out, share and connect around the things that matter. It creates new opportunities, holds governments to account, breaks through barriers and makes cats famous. This isn’t a coincidence. It’s because the Web belongs to all of us,” insists Mozilla. “We all get a say in how it’s built.”

Now in order to raise awareness of what the WCIT can do by rewriting the ITU, Mozilla has released an “Engagement Kit” in order to get people around the globe talking about what could happen to the Web without their input ever being considered.

“Mozilla has made it our mission to keep the power of the web in people’s hands,” the developers say.

Mozilla now joins a list of major Internet names opposed to the ITU talks, which in recent days has added both Vint Cerf and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, two computer scientists widely regarded as instrumental figures as far as getting the world online goes.

Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, spoke openly against the ITU just recently while attending the WCIT, warning that rewriting the international treaty to put Internet regulation in the hands of government is not just unnecessary, but would cause a “disruptive threat to the stability” of the Internet as we know it.

“A lot of concerns I’ve heard from people have been that, in fact, countries that want to be able to block the Internet and give people within their country a ‘secure’ view of what’s out there would use a treaty at the ITU as a mechanism to do that, and force other countries to fall into line with the blockages that they wanted to put in place,” Berners-Lee said.

Leaked documents from the WCIT meeting suggest that shot-callers from across the globe have floated the idea of adopting a new standard for the Internet that will implement deep packet inspection, or DPI, essentially allowing all traffic sent across the Web to be reviewed by a governing body.

“It’ll be the biggest power grab in the UN’s history, as well as a perversion of its power,” blogger Arthur Herman wrote of the proposal.

U.S. Launches Secretive X-37B Spacecraft

In News, Other Leaks, Science & Technology on December 12, 2012 at 9:26 PM

 

FloridaToday:

12/12/2012

The U.S. military’s mysterious mini-­shuttle is off on another top-secret sojourn today after launching Tuesday aboard a powerful Atlas V rocket.

Mounted nose-up on the 19-story United Launch Alliance rocket, the unmanned X-37B spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 1:03 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

 

The exact nature of the ongoing X-37B mission is classified. A public information blackout was put in place 17 minutes and 34 seconds after launch.

Officials with the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, which operates a two-ship X-37B fleet, say the spacecraft are technology demonstrators. But others have speculated the mini-shuttles could be anything from satellite killers to a testbed for satellite sensors or even a space bomber.

Brian Weeden, technical adviser to Secure World Foundation, which promotes peaceful uses of outer space, said the primary mission might be to test advanced radar, hyperspectral or infrared sensors.

“Now it is possible that the X-37B could be using whatever sensors it carries to try to collect intelligence on other satellites,” said Weeden, a former Air Force officer with experience in space and ballistic missile operations.

“But it could be that the X-37B is testing out new sensors, or more advanced sensors than just visible, optical sensors,” he said.

The public information blackout probably will remain in place until the spacecraft is ready for an autonomous atmospheric re-entry and landing. The landing date is now classified, and likely TBD.

The first two X-37B flights culminated at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But Air Force officials say the ongoing mission might conclude with a landing on the three-mile shuttle runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The Air Force also is thinking about consolidating X-37B launch, landing and turn-around operations on Florida’s Space Coast.

Still no official word on that, but two former shuttle hangars are available for spacecraft processing operations.

The hangars would be more than adequate for the 29-foot-long, solar-powered mini-shuttles, which are equipped with two wings, two tailfins and a payload bay the size of a pick-up truck bed.

The launch Tuesday was the 10th and last this year for United Launch Alliance, a joint venture partnership of Boeing and Lockheed Martin that merges the Atlas V and Delta IV rocket families.

Eight of those launches took place at Cape Canaveral; two at Vandenberg.

Next up for ULA: the planned Jan. 29 launch of an Atlas V rocket with a NASA Tracking and Data Relay System (TDRS) satellite.

The spacecraft enable ground controllers to maintain near constant contact with crews aboard the International Space Station.

FLASHBACK 06/17/2012: X-37B Mini-Shuttle Returns to Earth

North Korea Rocket Launch (Control Room Footage)

In News, North Korea, Other Leaks, Viral Videos on December 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

12/12/2012

Control Room footage of North Korea’s rocket launch. N. Korea media reports the rocket launch successfully placed a satellite in orbit.

 

North Korea Says Long-Range Rocket Successfully Placed Satellite in Orbit

In News, North Korea on December 12, 2012 at 6:28 PM

 

12/12/2012

RT:

North Korea launched a long-range rocket Wednesday morning despite international opposition and growing tensions in the region. UN has condemned the successful launch in a statement.

Pyongyang claimed the Unha-3 rocket successfully delivered a scientific satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 into orbit.

The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea’s rocket launch in a short statement following an emergency meeting, saying that “an appropriate response” is now being considered.

North Korea will face “consequences” for the launch, a US spokesman warned. The White House called the rocket launch a “highly provocative act that threatens regional security” earlier this Wednesday.

Seoul has strongly condemned the launch as a violation of UN resolutions, with the South Korean president calling for an emergency meeting over the issue. The launch was confirmed by officials at the South Korean Defense Ministry and its Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Shortly after liftoff, the Aegis radar system in the Yellow Sea detected the move,” a senior South Korean military official said, Yonhap news agency reports.

North Korea said the Unha-3 rocket delivered the satellite into orbit as planned.

“The second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center by carrier rocket Unha-3 on Wednesday,” the official Korean Central News Agency said. “The satellite entered its preset orbit.”

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported that the North Korean missile deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit, which would fall in line with Pyongyang’s claims about the nature of the launch.

However critics believe this could be a ballistic missile test, which the UN has banned North Korea from conducting.

The debris of the rocket fell into waters off the Philippines at 10:05 a.m. local time after passing over Okinawa, the Japanese government said, according to Yonhap. An official in Seoul told the news agency that the first stage of the North Korean rocket fell in the Yellow Sea.

The launch is the means for North Korea to prove they’re not lagging behind in terms of technology, Eric Sirotkin, lawyer and peacemaker, told RT.

“They believe in their sovereignty and speak about it all the time and consequently they felt that the launch of this missile, if you will, or the satellite was an effort to show that they are highly sophisticated technical nation.”

A Japanese government spokesman protested the launch but urged the Japanese people to go on with their lives as normal. Japan did not activate its PAC-3 missile defense system in response.

Hours after the launch, Chinese state media urged an early resumption of the six-nation talks aimed at resolving the conflict over North Korea’s nuclear program.

The US branded the launch a “highly provocative act that threatens regional security.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “deplores the rocket launch,” his spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has voiced “deep regret” over the missile launch, saying that North Korea’s move will “have a negative impact” on the geopolitical situation in the region.

The move comes as a surprise as Pyongyang announced Monday it was extending its launch period for the rocket test by one week to Dec. 29.

Earlier, the US Navy had sent two additional warships to North Korea to track and prepare for a possible North Korean rocket launch, bringing the total number of warships surrounding the Communist state to four.

The United States and the United Nations have expressed concern that North Korea may be testing its missile technology to see if it could be used to eventually strike the US. This is Pyongyang’s second attempt at such a launch this year. The South Korean government estimates that Pyongyang spent some $1.3 billion over the year to conduct the two tests.

“I am afraid that the United States is going to step back, talk less, isolate more… And it is really necessary that we not overreact to this launching of a satellite, but that we say this is a cause and a reason to sit down finally and put an end to this war,” lawyer and peacemaker Sirotkin pointed out.

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