12 votes

The Forfeiture Machine Turns Cops into Robbers (Video)

Civil forfeiture is a little-known legal device that allows law enforcement officials to take your property, sell it and pocket the proceeds—even if you have done nothing wrong.

The most terrifying place in Philadelphia is Courtroom 478 in City Hall. This is where property owners enter Philadelphia’s Civil Forfeiture Machine.

1 vote

Chaka Fattah (D-PA) told the truth ?

2) We’re well into the President’s second term. Do you sense the President is able to be more candid now he doesn’t have to run for re-election?

All second term Presidents have an opportunity to focus on challenges irrespective of the politics, because they don’t have to face the electorate.

Propaganda Warning !!!

4 votes

Millionaire to welfare: A case of the accuser judged by the accused

As the Independent Gazette delves further into the Custody for Cash saga, it seems the scope of contamination extends further and further across Pennsylvania.

An investigation into a case in Montgomery County (just north of Philadelphia) has uncovered a judge who continued to write orders after recusing himself and an apparent conflict of interest involving a former chair of the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board whose firm, Lamb McErlane, includes a former justice of the PA Supreme Court.

9 votes

Lawsuits filed against Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Entire Pennsylvania judicial system alleged to be unconstitutional

Two separate lawsuits were leveled against the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and other defendants Thursday, September 4.

Congressional candidate for Pennsylvania's Eleventh District, Andy Ostrowski, was the first to file against the courts, in the United States Middle District of the Third Circuit. The second to file is Ed Bogan, who submitted his case in the United States Eastern District Court. He also named the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel as defendants, among others.

3 votes

An Innocent Idea Turned Into a Global Business

I have lived in the borough of South Williamsport for my entire life. There isn't necessarily anything special about South Williamsport except for one thing. The eyes of the world turn upon South Williamsport to watch the Little League World Series every year and I despise it. Just a couple miles from where I live, tens of thousands of people are flocking to watch the championship game today. A lot of people consider it a privilege to live in a place that attracts this many people each year, but I am not one of them.

0 votes

Washington County improperly placed juvenile offenders (GEO subsidiary)

A former Washington County juvenile probation officer has sued the county, its president judge and other officials, saying he was fired after he blew the whistle about allegedly inappropriate placement of children in detention facilities.

Common Pleas President Judge Debbie O’Dell Seneca also is named in the suit for allegedly recording conversations in the courthouse after juvenile court officials became suspicious about the number of recommendations for youths to be placed with Abraxas Youth & Family Services.

1 vote

Sanity Check Radio Show: August 9, 2014 Episode Now Online - Call To Action

This broadcast is all about a rallying cry to action. Mike begins by relating a story about Major Hutchinson and the Populist Party and their platform in Texas in the late 19th century. One of the Party’s aims was to reduce the salaries of public servants but they also addressed the banking system of the day.

12 votes

Feds Shut Down Seed Library (Prison Planet)

In yet another example of the federal government’s war on self-sufficiency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down a seed library in Pennsylvania, claiming that a system whereby residents could borrow heirloom seeds and then replace them at harvest time was a violation of the 2004 Seed Act, while a commissioner warned that such behavior could lead to “agri-terrorism.”

8 votes

Defiance SAVES Lives! Sane Doctor @Gun-Free Hospital fends off an Armed Insane Patient! Hospital Policy: May face Termination

That Gun-Free Zone sign sure stopped an armed crazy from doing the deed, eh, Dirty Feinskunk & Chucky Schmucker?

DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
Associated Press
Published on Jul 24, 2014

A doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban Pennsylvania hospital campus returned fire and wounded the patient, authorities said. (July 24)

Shooting At Darby Hospital Multiple People Injured - Pennsylvania - July 24, 2014

0 votes

Sanity Check Radio Show: July 19, 2014 episode now online

Lou’s back from Montana where he had traveled with Independent Gazette IT/contributor John Manko and tells a little about sleeping under the stars out in Big Sky Country. He’s also back from a trip late in the week to New York City to hear Wayne Allen Root speak about his new book The Murder of the Middle Class. Can the US learn from Canada and reverse the trend? Perhaps the immigrant highway extending from Central America should be extended further right through the US and into Canada.

Segment II

1 vote

What I'd Like To Say

Don't matter if ya born at the top or bottom. That's just a place in time. Don't let anyone convince you, that what comes next, is out of your control. If ya ain't dead, than life's in motion. The trajectory is all you. Ya gotta do the heavy liftin if ya wanna maximize where you life ends up. I'm tired of the guys up top sayin we can't make it on our own. Like we all need help. To me, it seems like they're in the way more times than helpin. I wanna hear words from men who expect a little more from us. The dude's we got now, only know how to depress me.

4 votes

Judicial Watch

Since Congress doesn't seem to have the tenacity to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch, perhaps our efforts would better spent by supporting Judicial Watch, rather than trying to influence Congress to do the right thing, which they never seem to do.

Judicial Watch has a far better track record, recently, at getting information than Congress.

6 votes

Fracking Company in Pennsylvania Offers Residents $50,000 Each to Promise not to Sue about Anything

--article refers to "residents", if I were a renter, I'd take the money and run--

EQT Corporation, which operates a fracking well near Finleyville in Washington County, has offered $50,000 to those willing to sign a comprehensive no-liability waiver that prevents them from ever suing the company for any problem stemming from the drilling.

The agreement, which at least four residents have signed in exchange for the money, covers “current operations as well as those to be carried out in the future,” ProPublica says.

12 votes

VIDEO: Cop Punches Woman In The Stomach, Crowd Outraged

VIDEO: Cop Punches Woman In The Stomach, Crowd Outraged

Full Video:


Chuck Ross, Reporter
7:34 PM 06/16/2014

A Pittsburgh woman suffered a beating from a police officer, and the scene was caught on video.

The attacked occurred on Sunday at Pittsburgh’s Pride in the Street festival, a gay and lesbian event.

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