Google Caught Red-Handed Censoring Search Results Asking Questions About Parkland Shooting


Google may be the world’s most popular search engine, but it has also been the subject of a number of accusations in recent years that it is purposefully censoring searches and influencing results. In the case of search results related to the Parkland shooting, that alleged influence is becoming even more apparent.

This week, the staff at The Free Thought Project began testing various keywords related to the Parkland shooting on different search engines, and we noticed that if our search terms were controversial, the first page of Google results was filled with entirely different information than the other search engines. The information showed on Google was often not relevant to our search, and the results always seemed to support the official narrative.

The most striking of these results came when we searched for the words “girl says 3 shooters parkland,” expecting the news footage of an eyewitness from the school saying that there were multiple shooters.

On Google this video did not come up, nor did any articles about the statement that the student made to the news, despite the fact that our search was extremely specific. Don’t be fooled by the top article “Calling B.S in Parkland, Florida,” it is an op-ed promoting gun control.

Oddly enough, when we searched for the same keywords on Yahoo, Bing or Duck Duck Go, each search engine brought up exactly what we were seeking. Try this experiment yourself and see what you come up with. It does not just have to be for this story—if you find other stories and search terms that Google appears to be suppressing, let us know. Below are screenshots from Duck Duck Go and Bing. We did not post Yahoo because their results were identical to Bing.

Google became the most popular search engine on the web because it connected people with the links that were close to their searches while offering up a wide variety of different sources. But now it is obviously far past time to move onto more trusted platforms.

In the early days of the internet, search engines and service providers like youtube acted as a gateway to the world. But over the years the most powerful of these companies have increasingly begun to act as gatekeepers, caving into pressure from the government.

In the last two years, censorship on the internet has been brought to an all-time high, thanks to “fake news” hysteria and a consistent campaign from the mainstream media to silence dissenting voices during times of tragedy when the official story has come into question—like the recent shootings in Las Vegas or Parkland.

Instead of investigating stories and asking tough questions, the mainstream media simply regurgitate press releases from police and government agencies. Before the internet gave birth to the alternative media there was only one side to every news story, the official narrative, and for the most part, everyone believed it. Even if news outlets have partisan disagreements about politics, they always sell the basic version of reality, especially when it comes to questioning information handed down from those in authority.

As the alternative media has grown in size and relevance in recent years, there has become a wide range of perspectives for people to choose from, and there is no longer just one side to the story when large news events happen. Now there are many different investigations and theories behind every event—from the brilliant to the insane—leaving it up to the reader to use their own critical thinking when reading this news.

Critics see this as some type of breakdown of reality, where everyone just adopts whatever version of the world that suits their needs. While this is a legitimate problem that does happen to some extent—in the case of online echo chambers and actual fake news—these things are far less dangerous than allowing an all-powerful media cartel to think for us.

Source Article from

Restaurant Patrons Fight Back Against Cop As He Savagely Beats Autistic 12yo Girl “UFC-Style”


Austin, TX — A Texas deputy has been fired and charged with multiple crimes after a nightmarish scene unfolded at a barbecue restaurant earlier this month. Restaurant patrons reacted first with shock and then with violence as deputy Jack Danford—unprovoked—attacked an innocent 12-year-old girl with autism as she reached down to pet a puppy.

According to court documents, Danford was in the restaurant the evening of March 3 and was bragging that he’d been drinking all day.

“It was about 7:30,” said Russell Cope, the victim’s stepdad. Cope was at the restaurant to deliver firewood that night and had brought along his girlfriend and her 12-year-old daughter Megan.

Cope explained that he had also brought along their puppy and when Megan bent down to pet the little dog, that’s when Danford, who was sitting at a nearby table outside, snapped.

“I seen him on top of her, he was hammer fisting her, it was like UFC style,” Cope said.

When the punching began, bystanders were in awe and couldn’t believe what they were witnessing. However, their fight or flight mode quickly kicked in and restaurant patrons then began trying to pry Danford off the little girl.

“Two witnesses tried to pull him off of the girl. It didn’t work,” Cope explained.

After trying to pull him off didn’t work, Cope said he began punching the crazed cop in the face, but that didn’t work either.

As FOX 26 reports, Cope ran to the patio and attempted to punch Danford in the face, but he told police it didn’t phase the former deputy. That’s when Cope kicked Danford with his steel-toed boot in the head and Danford finally rolled off the victim and appeared unconscious, according to court documents.

“I stepped back and I kicked him in the head with my boot and knocked him out,” Danford said.

After Cope and the other patrons finally got the deputy off the little girl she was brought to the hospital where she was treated for multiple cuts, bruises and abrasions and a pulled muscle.

“I was like screaming, and saying help and all that,” said the victim.

Cope explained to FOX 19 that the girl is now emotionally traumatized and is scared to be by herself or even go out in public.

“Every time we go out to eat somewhere else, she won’t go get food without somebody going with her. She won’t go to the restroom without someone going with her,” Cope explained.

Once they got the girl away from Danford, things got even more violent once police showed up to arrest the crazed cop.

According to court documents, as FOX 7 notes, the Austin police officers found Danford sitting on the ground, with a strong odor of alcohol, claiming to be drugged. When the officers tried to get Danford’s ID from his back pocket, he allegedly grabbed an officer’s wrist, and they fell to the ground. To break free, the officers said they had to punch Danford in the back and use an impact weapon.

Prior to being arrested for beating the little girl, Danford was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest during the altercation after the beating. He was fired by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department earlier this month and subsequently charged with Injury to a Child, a third-degree felony after the police investigation revealed the insane beating that took place prior to officers showing up on the scene.

If convicted of the charges, Danford faces no less than two years behind bars and the possibility of up to ten.


Source Article from

WATCH: Cops Attack Innocent Family As They Grieve the Death of 2-Month-Old Son


West Valley City, UT — Last month, Tevin Evans and Maryssa Estrada experienced a parent’s worst nightmare, their two-month-old son Kameron died. But after leaving the hospital, this family nightmare would get far worse thanks to West Valley City police officers.

On February 24, Kameron would succumb to the symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the little two-month-old bundle of joy’s light burned out forever. The death was not considered suspicious by any means. However, per police protocol, the family was told they would be getting a visit from police. The family asked if this visit could take place at their home as they needed to be with family to grieve.

Officers wasted no time, and only ten minutes after they got home from the hospital and began to grieve, multiple West Valley cops showed up at their door. Moments later, all hell broke loose.

Kameron’s grandfather, very distraught over losing his newborn grandson did not know police were coming to the home. So, when he answered the door, clearly in a state of grief, he was upset to find two cops, officers Christensen and George Martinez.

“My father opened the door, yelled at the cop, ‘What do you want?’ And then shut the door,” said Ricardo Estrada, Jr., Kameron’s uncle.

As reports, West Valley’s chief described the grandfather as being “in a highly agitated state. The man shouted expletives at the officer and closed the door.” On surveillance video, a man can be heard shouting at police, “What the (expletive) do you want?”

However, who wouldn’t be in a highly agitated state after coming home to grieve the loss of a baby only to be harassed by cops immediately after?

Instead of knocking again and being cordial, however, Christensen kicked in their door and began arresting everyone.

“It felt very ego driven. That cop never said, ‘Calm down. Here’s why I’m here.’ It was instantly, ‘Everyone is getting arrested,’” Ricardo Estrada, Jr. said.

According to KSL, family members claimed he was immediately hostile toward them, threatening to arrest everyone. Christensen then threatened to arrest family members who pulled out their cellphones to record what was happening, and used pepper spray on several individuals including Tevin Evans’ mother.

The situation became so disturbing that at least two family members in fear of their lives over the actions of the police officers called 911.

“I told them this officer just isn’t handling the situation correctly,” said family spokesman Ricardo Estrada, Jr.

“The family called 911 on the police. The family called 911 because they were so terrified,” the family’s lawyer, Salt Lake civil rights attorney Robert Sykes, confirmed.

“I was distraught. Obviously me and my wife were upset and feeling probably every emotion possible: anger, sadness, grief, everything, And then for all that to happen and the aftermath at the home, it was just shocking,” said Evans who also used words such as “unbelievable” and “nightmare” to describe what happened, according to KSL.

According to Sykes, the family was prepared to announce a lawsuit this week over the incident. However, they got a call from the city’s attorney Friday morning asking to meet with the family first. According to Sykes, the city actually apologized and admitted they were in the wrong.

“I think they recognize it was an outrageous violation of these people’s constitutional rights at a time when they’re grieving. And I think they recognize that. And to their credit, they said, ‘Yes, we were wrong,’” he said.

However, Jacobs also held a press conference on Friday and noted that the city’s call to Sykes was not an admission of wrongdoing.

“It is our practice to reach out to the family, get their side of it, and if they have been wronged, we will do what we can to make it right,” she said.

As KSL reports:

Jacobs said Christensen, who has been with the department for about nine years, was reassigned to different duties pending the outcome of an internal investigation. She said his current duties do not involve interaction with the public.

The chief said the officers who went to the family’s house were there for an unattended death investigation. They were not aware at that point that the death was not considered to be suspicious, she said.

Jacobs went on to note that after she reviewed the body camera, she thought the incident was “concerning.”

“What seemed to have been a routine investigation in the video, it was a death investigation, and for it to turn into a use of force, clearly something happened. And we need to find out why it went down that road,” she said.

“No warrant. No crime had been committed. There was no suspicion that a crime had been committed. Right away, (Christensen) took offense to that. You can visibly see this officer was upset. He couldn’t really handle the situation,” Ricardo Estrada, Jr. said. “Again, this cop is not showing any kind of restraint. No type of de-escalation at all. No respect to the situation.”

Source Article from

Cop Caught Framing 3 Innocent Men, Sending Them to Jail for Decades—No Charges


Louisville, Kentucky – Three innocent men have been released from prison after serving a combined total of more than 50 years for crimes they did not commit, and they all have one thing in common—a homicide detective who they blame for their wrongful convictions.

Edwin Chandler spent nine years in prison after he was convicted of shooting and killing store clerk Brenda Whitfield during a robbery in 1993. However, he was exonerated in 2010 after it was determined that another man, who was already serving 20 years on an unrelated assault charge, was responsible for the robbery and the murder.

Chandler sued the city of Louisville and the police department and received $8.5 million in damages. However, the officer who he blames for forcing him to give a false confession faced no repercussions.

Standing before the Metro City Council, Chandler shared his story and called for a new investigation into the actions of former Louisville Police Detective Mark Handy, according to a report from WDRB News.

“I was interrogated by a police officer, Mark Handy,” Chandler said. “And in that interrogation, I gave a false confession, and the reason I gave that false confession, primarily, is because I was threatened by Mr. Handy that he would take my sister’s children away … that he would have her locked up.”

Chandler said despite the fact that he spent nearly a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit, he has nothing against police, and he simply wants to raise awareness about one individual who needs to be held accountable for his actions.”

Mr. Handy has not been brought to justice for any of the wrongdoing that he’s done,” Chandler said.

Retired LMPD detective Denny Butler testified on Chandler’s behalf and accused Handy of threatening Chandler because he knew Chandler was innocent. “So to sum it up, Mark Handy tried to execute Edwin Chandler using our criminal justice system, knowing he was an innocent man,” Butler said.

The former detective also said that Chandler was not the only victim, and there were multiple other cases where Handy was responsible for innocent men being wrongfully convicted. “If you remove Mark Handy from those cases, these guys don’t even get charged,” he said.

Jeffrey Clark was also present at the meeting, and he said Detective Handy was the one who interrogated him and Keith Hardin when they were accused of murdering Rhona Sue Wardord in 1992.

Both Clark and Hardin spent 22 years in prison after they were convicted of murdering Wardord during a satanic ritual. However, they were set free last month after “new DNA evidence and accusations that investigators framed the pair led the Kentucky Supreme Court to vacate the convictions.”

“I would like to see him in the general population of a prison so he can understand what it’s like,” Clark told WDRB at the council meeting.

In another case from 1992, Keith West was convicted of murder in the shooting deaths of Kevin Harraway and Gerald White. He admitted to killing both men but claimed that he opened fire in self-defense because the men attempted to kidnap him with plans to sodomize him. Despite the fact that there was evidence to support his story, the evidence was never considered, and he faced the death penalty.

Handy was the main homicide detective in the case, and after West’s conviction was overturned, the Supreme Court of Kentucky admitted in court documents that Handy intentionally lied under oath in the case.

While involved in another investigation in 1992, it is undisputed that Handy erased an eyewitness’ initial taped statement and recorded over it with a second statement,” the document stated. “When testifying under oath in that case, however, Handy stated that he did not erase or copy over any case.”

In addition to playing a central role in four murder convictions that have since been overturned, Handy’s record includes accusations of other abuses of power—yet he never faced consequences for any of his actions.

While Handy was allowed to quietly retire from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, the testimonies from men who spent decades of their lives in prison because of his manipulation and abuse have persuaded the Metro Council Public Safety Committee to pass a resolution that will request a new investigation into the actions of former Detective Mark Handy.

WDRB 41 Louisville News

Source Article from

After Admitting Gun Bans Don’t Work, The Same People Think Killing You Over Drugs Will Be Effective


When Democrats called for gun control last week, Republicans insisted that simply placing a “ban” on certain weapons would not stop mass shootings. This week, Republicans are coming out in support of President Trump’s plan to push for stricter punishments—including the death penalty—for drug dealers, proving that the “ban” on drugs has not worked and the false “left vs. right” paradigm is being used once again to create a hypocritical divide that will only lead to more government.

Democratic Reps. David Cicilline and Ted Deutch introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 last month, which would make it “unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.”

Their direct target was the Armalite AR-15 rifle, which was reportedly used by suspected gunman Nickolas Cruz to shoot and kill 17 people at a high school in Florida on Feb. 14. While there were a number of other glaring factors that contributed to the attack, such as the psychotropic medication Cruz was taking, the dozens of calls to Cruz’s home that were ignored by police, and the multiple credible reports that were ignored by the FBI, the focus has instead been on the weapon Cruz used.

When the calls for a complete ban on “assault weapons” as politicians and the media have branded them, did not work, the focus shifted to pushing for an increase in the age requirement to purchase a gun.

Trump did show support for pushing for more government agencies to submit records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which would result in more individuals losing their Second Amendment rights for infractions unrelated to violence, and before they had ever had their day in court—a dangerous measure supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

However, Trump flip-flopped on his support for the Democrats’ idea of raising the age limit on gun purchases. On Twitter, he wrote, “On 18 to 21 Age Limits, watching court cases and rulings before acting. States are making this decision. Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly).”

After refusing to support a ban on guns and a ban on 18-year-olds purchasing guns, knowing it would have little effect, Trump is now pushing for an increase on a ban that has failed miserably and has cost American taxpayers an exorbitant amount of money over the years—the ban on drugs.

Trump’s new plan to combat the opioid crisis—which arguably would not exist if the War on Drugs did not exist—will give more power to the police state and will include stricter punishments, which could go as far as approving the death penalty for drug dealers, according to a report from Politico.

The calls for stricter punishments for drug dealers are receiving the support of many Republicans who do not understand why the War on Drugs has failed or how it has corrupted the justice system.

“I haven’t looked at it relative to the president’s proposal, but I have looked at it over the years with the frustration that U.S. attorneys sometimes face where they can get a whole bunch of the henchmen for murder, but they can’t get the kingpin for something that’s more than you know, 20 years, 10 years, or less,” Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told the Weekly Standard.

Trump is also not the only one who supports the death penalty in drug cases—some members of Congress are actually considering it as a legitimate idea. Republican Rep. Chris Collins told Politico that he fully supports the idea.

I’m all in on the capital punishment side for those offenses that would warrant that,” Collins said. “Including drug cases. Yep.” 

The idea that a ban on guns would prevent all mass shootings is the same as the idea that a ban one drugs would prevent all future drug use. Citizens are not robots, and just because the government deems something “illegal” does not ensure that every individual will comply with the new laws. In fact, the ones who do comply and give up the guns they were using to protect their homes are often the ones who experience the most harm when the ones who do not comply come to rob them.

All Trump had to do was look at the state he considers his good friends in Saudi Arabia to see how ineffective killing people over drugs is.

As notes, the sale of drugs in Saudi Arabia almost always results in the death penalty. Saudi Arabia and judicial authorities are not inclined to make exceptions. Alcohol use is illegal in Saudi Arabia, and possession or use of alcohol or drugs can be punished by public flogging, fines, lengthy imprisonment, or death.

In spite of Saudi Arabia killing countless people for ingesting and selling substances deemed illegal by the state, an ever-expanding epidemic of drug addiction and overdoses currently grips the country.

Both Republicans and Democrats will attempt to persuade the public that they should ban guns or increase the ban on drugs because it keeps citizens safe and prevent deaths. But while they are busy using an emotional plea and trying to sell the public on the short-term results of their plans, they fail to mention the long-term consequences, which will result in citizens becoming less safe and having less freedom because they surrendered their most essential rights with the false belief that it would increase their safety.

Source Article from

EXCLUSIVE: Head Of Libertarian Party Named In Wikileaks List Of Secret US Intelligence Assets


In late 2011, hackers managed to crack into the databases of-of the global intelligence firm Stratfor and found a large volume of information that connected the firm with military contractors, government agencies, and confidential informants.

In the first months of 2012, these documents were made public by Wikileaks and included millions of emails, which showed Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, and other vital information about their covert operations.

Stratfor has picked up the nickname “Shadow CIA” and had relationships with Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Goldman Sachs and various government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines, and the US Defense Intelligence Agency.

The leaked data has been published on Wikileaks website for years and is known as the Global Intelligence files. Due to the large volume of data involved in the leak, years later researchers are still pouring through the files in search of clues that give a glimpse into secret government operations, or possible names of informants.

This week, The Free Thought Project received a tip from one of our readers that Nicholas J. Sarwark, the current Chairman of the Libertarian party, was named in the Global Intelligence Files. Sure enough, a quick search of the Wikileaks website shows a number of listings for Sarwark’s name. One listing had an address that is tied to one of his businesses.

The Republican politician Sarah Palin was also found on the same list.

To confirm that this was the Nick Sarwark of the Libertarian party and not someone with the same name, TFTP traced the address listed to a business owned by Sarwark’s family, Family Loan Co Inc. The loan company is attached to Sarwark’s used car business, which he has written about on his blog.

The official public address for the car business is 1610 E. Van Buren St. in Phoenix, Arizona, but also lists a second address, 5916 S Kenneth Place, Tempe, Arizona, which is the address connected to Sarwark in the Wikileaks file. 

What this means is that Sarwark had some type of relationship with Stratfor, either as a client or an informant. To confirm, TFTP searched for a number of other former and current Libertarian party members and found no other matches aside from Sarwark.

According to a press release from Wikileaks, “The emails also expose the revolving door that operates in private intelligence companies in the United States. Government and diplomatic sources from around the world give Stratfor advance knowledge of global politics and events in exchange for money. The Global Intelligence Files exposes how Stratfor has recruited a global network of informants who are paid via Swiss banks accounts and pre-paid credit cards. Stratfor has a mix of covert and overt informants, which includes government employees, embassy staff, and journalists around the world.”

The release went on to say that, “The Stratfor emails reveal a company that cultivates close ties with US government agencies and employs former US government staff.”

Many of these emails contain a confusing web of jargon and Stratfor employees were careful to speak in code and not be overly specific in their discussions of the details. However, it is clear that all of the names listed in these emails are involved with Stratfor as a client or informant, which means that they were either paying Stratfor for sensitive intelligence information, or they were a paid informant themselves.

According to Barrett Brown, the journalist who became an unofficial spokesperson for Anonymous, “This wealth of data includes correspondence with untold thousands of contacts who have spoken to Stratfor’s employees off the record over more than a decade. Many of those contacts work for major corporations within the intelligence and military contracting sectors, government agencies, and other institutions.”

Brown spent years in prison simply for being a spokesperson for the group, even though he had no involvement in any hacking activities.

This is the latest in a series of controversies surrounding the current leadership of the Libertarian Party. While the specifics of Sarwark’s relationship with Stratfor are unclear, it is certain that some type of financial or informational exchange took place between the two, prior to Sarwark becoming Chairman of the Libertarian Party.

Source Article from

Police Refusing to Investigate Massive Child Sex Ring, Say Girls as Young as 11 ‘Consented’


As the Free Thought Project reported earlier this month, a jaw-dropping independent investigation has revealed that hundreds of children, some as young as 11-years-old, are estimated to have been drugged, beaten, and raped over the last several decades in a single town. According to the investigation, the abuse was allowed and is continued to be allowed because authorities look the other way. Now, TFTP has confirmed that this is indeed the case.

The investigation claims that allegations dating back to the 1980s were mishandled by authorities, who repeatedly failed to punish a network of abusers, according to the Telegraph. 

According to a new report, it appears police were told from within their own department—via an internal memo—claiming that “in most cases the sex is consensual.”

Countless victims and former victims have come forward detailing their abuse and the current abuse taking place in the British town of Telford. Despite hundreds of testimonies and graphic details, police have failed to act as they hide behind the like that a child can somehow consent to sex with an adult.

The report found that West Mercia Police sent the memo out a year after the ostensible “investigation” into the ongoing child sexual exploitation in Telford. The memo determined that the children, who were being severely abuse were working as prostitutes.

Commenting on the revelations, UKIP London Assembly Member David Kurten, blasted police, saying, “Telford Police memo on children consenting to abuse is despicable. The UK age of consent is 16.

“Gangs and their child abusing ‘customers’ that groom, rape and pimp out girls under 16 are rapists. If the police do not know this they are not fit for purpose.”

In what is being referred to as “Britain’s biggest ever child abuse scandal,” the evidence is so damning that Lucy Allan, the Conservative MP for Telford, has called for an inquiry into child sexual exploitation. According to the Telegraph, Allan calls the latest reports “extremely serious and shocking.”

This is the second time Allan has called for such an investigation.

“There must now be an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford so that our community can have absolute confidence in the authorities,” she told the Sunday Mirror.

Also lashing out at the memo is child abuse lawyer Dino Nocivelli, who said, “The authorities just don’t seem to get it. Children cannot agree to sex.

“Just because a child is not being physically forced to carry out sexual acts, it doesn’t mean they consented.

“Many of these children will have been groomed and manipulated by their abusers and would have been threatened to keep silent. How can you say an 11-year-old is capable of consenting to sex with a 40-year-old? This is rape.”

The release of the memo follows a statement from Telford police chief Tom Harding who claims that the abuse scandal is being “sensationalized,” and that he “significantly disputed” claims of the 1,000 children.

It is likely for this reason, according to the victims, that they have very little confidence in the authorities as they have looked the other way for the last four decades.

As the Telegraph reports:

The investigation claims that allegations dating back to the 1980s were mishandled by authorities in Telford, who repeatedly failed to punish a network of abusers. Victims claimed that similar abuse, which has been linked to three murders and two other deaths, has continued in the area.

According to the investigation, social workers were aware of the abuse in the 90’s and did nothing to stop it. Furthermore, police allowed the abuse to continue for more than a decade before they launched Operation Chalice which looked into child prostitution in Telford but only led to the arrests of a handful of men.

The abuse continued because government officials considered the sex-trafficked children “prostitutes” so they didn’t care about them. When asked why they didn’t keep details of the abusers, the council allegedly claimed that they did not want to be accused of racism.

It is also claimed that abused and trafficked children were considered “prostitutes” by council staff, that authorities did not keep details of abusers from Asian communities for fear of being accused of “racism” and that police failed to investigate one recent case five times until an MP intervened.

“These children were treated as sexual commodities by men who inflicted despicable acts of abuse. The survivors deserve an inquiry,” Nocivelli said. “They need to know how abuse took place for so long and why so many perpetrators have never been brought to justice.”

A dozen victims spoke with the paper and accused more than 70 abusers. A 14-year-old girl detailed her abuse, describing how she became pregnant twice as she was being trafficked and forced to have abortions.

“Hours after my second termination, I was taken by one of my abusers to be raped by more men”, she said.

“Night after night, I was forced to have sex with multiple men in disgusting takeaways and filthy houses. I must have been getting the morning after pill from a local clinic at least twice a week but no one asked any questions.

“I was told that if I said a word to anyone they’d come for my little sisters and tell my mum I was a prostitute.”

Child trafficking and abuse in the United Kingdom is a horrifyingly common practice. As TFTP has reported on numerous occasions, authorities are either ignoring most of it, or, they are complicit in the abuse. This case shows that they are not at all interested in stopping it.

Nathan Ryding, the Chairman of Young Independence, said: “That is utter nonsense and I am appalled that those comments have come from the police. These girls were below the age of consent, meaning just that, they can’t give consent!

“Absolutely disgusting attitude towards a case so sensitive. Actions like these are part of the many reasons why the public don’t trust the police.”

Source Article from

Student Suspended for Refusing to Leave Classroom During Gun Control #Walkout


The idea that this week’s school walkout was some grassroots movement by students who are seeking to challenge the status quo is a farce. The entire walkout was organized and sanctioned by the establishment and, as an incident out of Ohio shows, in one instance, choosing a side was even mandatory.

On Wednesday, millions of students across the country were encouraged by the government, mainstream media, and even their own school systems to walk out of class and demand the government take away their rights. It was, by no means, a challenge of authority and, in fact, it was a celebration of it.

Hilliard Davidson High School senior Jacob Shoemaker proved this point when he received a suspension for refusing to leave the classroom to participate in the walkout.

According to school officials, students were told they could participate in the walkout or go to the commons area for an alternative study hall. Shoemaker said he did not want to choose a side so he remained in the classroom instead.

Shoemaker told the Associated Press that school is not the place for divisive politics and to make his statement, he chose not to take sides. So, the 18-year-old was suspended.

School district spokesperson Stacie Raterman said official policy prohibited school officials from leaving Shoemaker unattended in the building for “security reasons,” 10TV reported.

Shoemaker told 10TV that he knew remaining in class would come with consequences and he was prepared to receive whatever punishment he had coming.

When he received the suspension, a friend published a photo of the notice online where it quickly went viral.

“Student refused to follow instructions after being warned repeatedly by several administrators,” the letter said. “Student not permitted on school property.”

The school promptly responded to state that Shoemaker was not suspended for choosing to abstain from the gun control debate. However, as Shoemaker explains, by forcing the students to leave the classroom for a political event—when they are supposed to be in class—he was compelled to take a side by the school and he chose not to do so.

Scott Shoemaker, Jacob’s father told 10TV that he thought the punishment his son received from school was harsh and they had no idea how much attention it would garner them.

To show how politicized the public education system is becoming in America, Shoemaker was not the only one to receive punishment for their views or lack thereof that day.

According to Jerusalem J. Greer, a blogger whose 17-year-old son attends Greenbrier Public School in Greenbrier, Arkansas, her son and two other teens face actual physical harm from the school for participating in the walkout.

“My kid and two other students walked out of their rural, very conservative, public school for 17 minutes today,” said Greer. “They were given two punishment options. They chose corporal punishment. This generation is not playing around.”

As the Daily Beast reports, Greenbier Public Schools “authorizes the use of corporal punishment to be administered in accordance with this policy by the Superintendent or his/her designated staff members who are required to have a state-issued license as a condition of their employment.”

Students are “given an explanation of the reasons for the punishment and are given an opportunity to refute the charges.”

When people questioned why she would let the school physically harm her son over the walkout, Greer said, “They choose this and we supported their choice.”

In the ostensible land of the free, children are swiftly becoming pawns of the establishment. These incidents illustrate the notion that through the public school system, children are being indoctrinated into the two-party paradigm.

What’s more, through this indoctrination, students are being divided and conquered before they become old enough to even challenge the establishment on their own. A bleak scenario indeed.

Source Article from

By Trump’s Logic on Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Big Pharma Should Be First


On Thursday someone with ties to the Trump administration leaked information which indicates the president plans to execute drug dealers in an attempt to curb the national overdose death crisis. But absent from the president’s yet-unannounced policy is any accountability directed toward the billion-dollar pharmaceutical pain-killer industry largely responsible for the nearly 60,000 yearly overdose deaths which have surpassed 200,000 since 1999. If it’s true the president plans to apply the death penalty for street-level heroin dealers, the same punitive measure, logically, should be applied to the pharma-cartel as well.

To clarify, the Free Thought Project is not advocating for the death penalty for anyone. Government violence has not and never will be able to stop the sale and use of substances deemed illegal by the state. However, by this logic, the producers of pharmaceutical opioids are culpable under this alleged penalty. Rest assured, however, that they will undoubtedly be excluded from it due to their elite status and influence in the government.

To illustrate the hypocrisy of such a move, consider the following.

Below are just a few of the most notorious drug dealers who, by the president’s logic, should be included in the hit-list. First and foremost, the maker of OxyContin should be included in the list of dealers who should receive the death penalty, according to Trump. Purdue Pharma has made billions off addicting the American people to its deadly opioid.

According to Trump’s plan, Purdue’s CEO, Dr. Craig Landau, and former CEO Mark Timney should be the first ones for the electric chair.

By Trump’s logic, the Sackler Family should not be exempted either from lethal injection. Even though they’re not CEOs of the company, the Sackler family has been benefiting from Purdue’s profits for decades, much like a Mexican drug cartel profits from cocaine exports. Purdue is a privately held company by the Sackler family.

Currently, there are at least 8 unnamed Sackler family members who are financially benefiting from the estimated 35 billion dollars OxyContin has generated while addicting and killing patients. That money, long considered “blood money” by critics, is still being used to proliferate the addiction and subsequent overdose death crisis currently ravaging the nation. The street-level heroin dealer can hardly compete with the death toll the Sackler Family and its OxyContin has amassed.

Insys Pharmaceuticals, based in Arizona and maker of the deadly opiate Fentanyl and Subsys, should be next on Trump’s hit list. If Trump wants to kill drug dealers, former CEO Michael Babich and current Vice-President Alec Burlakoff should be targeted by him for the electric chair.

Fentanyl, an opioid which has been proven to be as deadly as OxyContin and equally responsible for fueling the overdose death epidemic in the US was only supposed to be used in the most severe cases of pain management. But Insys was caught marketing its deadly drugs to people who simply didn’t need it, all to fatten the bottom line profits for the company. Babich has been charged and is awaiting trial on numerous corruption charges, but under the new guidelines the president supposedly will unveil on Monday, these guys need the death penalty.

Trump calling for the death penalty for drug users should come as no surprise. As TFTP reported last year, Trump reportedly had a “very friendly conversation” with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has repeatedly bragged about his ongoing campaign of summarily executing people who use and sell drugs in the Philippines. Following that conversation, Trump invited Duterte to the Oval Office.

Apparently, the president is now acting on the advice he received during this alleged meeting.

Sadly, the president’s plan to apply the death penalty to heroin dealers further perpetuates the failed War on Drugs, and it will do nothing to stop opiate overdose deaths. However, it will likely solidify the pharmaceutical industry’s place as the number one drug dealers on the planet.

Heroin addiction is usually attributed to a patient’s inability to access their prescription opiates. Few people start with heroin. Addiction to heroin grows out of a person’s desire for pain medicines and pharmaceutical drugs. If opioids weren’t marketed like candy for the millions of people who do not need them, they would likely not turn to heroin.

According to the federal government’s own statistics (, 86 percent of heroin users reported their addiction first started with opioids. Any serious attempt to stop the overdose death crisis now ravaging the country must start with a scientificly proven approach — which is ending the drug war — the exact opposite of what Trump proposes.

Source Article from

The Cost of Trump’s Military Parade Could Eliminate Hunger Among Homeless Veterans—For Weeks


President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a grand parade of the U.S. armed forces in Washington this year to celebrate military strength and flex the US empire. This display of militarism will proceed in spite of the very people Trump claims to be honoring being vehemently opposed to it. In fact, an unofficial poll conducted by the military times found the 90% of people do not want a parade. Nevertheless, it will happen.

While many of Trump’s supporters favor the parade, for those who’ve actually served in the military, the idea of being forced to practice day in and day out for a march through Washington D.C. so civilians can pump out their chests with nationalist pride is terrible. There are far better ways to “support the troops” than forcing them to parade around in front of you.

Here’s an idea, end all the wars. If you really want to support the troops, stop using them as pawns in the spread of empire and the expansion of the military-industrial complex. If you really want to support the troops and veterans, how about we address the fact that tens of thousands of them sleep on the streets every single night in the country they offered up their lives for.

To show how much of an insult this parade is to troops and veterans, according to a recent report, the cost of this parade could directly benefit the 40,000 homeless veterans—by feeding them. Instead, it will go to fuel, logistics, drills, and flyovers.

Conservative estimates of the cost of the parade are around $10 million with the higher end budget coming in at $30 million. Even if we divide the lower end number by the total number of homeless veterans, that would be around $250 each.

As Newsweek reports, Feeding America, a non-profit organization and the nation’s largest hunger-relief and food rescue group, found the average cost-per-meal in the U.S. was $2.94 in 2015, the latest data available. The organization culled data from several organizations and agencies, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and found the cost-per-meal ranged from a low of  $2.04 in Maverick County, Texas to a high of $5.61 in Crook County, Oregon.

What this means is that the cost of the parade could eliminate hunger among homeless veterans by providing all of them with three meals a day, for at least 14 days and that is using the highest estimate of $5.61.

If we use the average cost of a meal, homeless veterans could get three squares a day for nearly an entire month. While we didn’t ask all 40,000 homeless veterans if they prefer a parade or eating for a month, we are betting the prefer the latter.

Last month, Trump said that if the cost of the parade was exorbitant, he would choose not to have it.

“We’ll see if we can do it at a reasonable cost, and if we can’t, we won’t do it, but the generals would love to do it, I can tell you, and so would I,” he said.

However, this week, the Pentagon released a memo noting that the parade will go on as scheduled.

Although the president assured Americans that there won’t be tanks rolling down the streets, the display of military might will be a logistical nightmare for whatever poor units get stuck with doing it. And, all of it will be for Trump—not the troops.

Instead of chest pumping and back patting, if Trump wants to support the troops and veterans, he should start by addressing the problems plaguing them right now. Sadly, none of this has happened.

When 307,000 veterans die waiting for care they were promised by this country while the president gloats over military equipment, something is seriously wrong.

When the entire country looks the other way while there over 40,000 veterans living on the streets with no home as the president forces active duty military members to put on a show for him, something is seriously wrong.

When Americans remain silent as a veteran kills himself or herself every 65 minutes, every single day, every single month, of every single year as troops and humvees parade down Pennsylvania Avenue celebrating the war that caused these deaths, it’s time to seriously consider a national conversation about what “support the troops” really means. And no parade will ever do that.

Source Article from