This summer vacation has been the best ever! I'm so grateful to the local branch of the Heimatsicherheitsdienst(Homeland Security in German) for letting my attend the Junior Police Academy. Things are looking pretty tough for the economy, and I*
Traffic cameras are being installed on popular canyon roads despite California law explicitly prohibiting speed cameras and per-ticket photo enforcement contracts. Nonetheless, the MRCA believes the law doesn't apply to them.
On June 28, a San Bernardino jury acquitted Ivory J. Webb of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a firearm in a confrontation caught on video tape. He had shot Elio Carrion three times in the back, shoulder and chest as the unarmed man
The Pima County Sheriff's Department will be helping us remember what Independence Day is all about by improving on the historical excesses of the writ of assistance as used against the colonists prior to the revolutionary war.
Hundreds of Central Florida motorists were ticketed Monday by a costumed Uncle Sam officer in a weeklong operation targeting speeding holiday drivers.
Ivory Webb, the San Bernardino police officer who shot an Iraq war veteran three times at point blank range, has been acquitted on all charges. You may remember that Webb said after the shooting that he inadvertently told the victim to "get up!*
The kids sat in Frances Willard Elementary School's library waiting for their teacher. She arrived about 9:10 a.m., dressed in all black, including a black face mask. "Sorry I'm late," Rock Island Police Officer Dytanya Robinson tol
In Gardena, 1489 motorists traveling 10am and 2pm yesterday were stopped and ordered to show their paperwork. The roadblock yielded 62 vehicles seized over licensing violations each of which will likely net $1200 in fees. Officers were able to issue
America's Heroic Police Officers are once again free to conduct midnight raids on senior citizens, throw fire-starters onto beds, and burn down homes of people who are, after all, guilty of the heinous crime of possibly being related to somebody
Kansas City cop Victor D. Waller, 45, resigned Friday. Two days earlier he had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the filming incident. He received a 90-day suspended sentence and two years of probation and also was ordered to pa
A massive search ended in sadness Saturday when authorities announced they found a body believed to be a pregnant woman who vanished from her home a week earlier. A police officer believed to be the father of the unborn child was arrested on two coun
Former Dallas County Sheriff Brian Gilbert was put on probation today for the theft of $120,000 seized in a March 2006 traffic stop. Judge John Lloyd suspended the 10-year prison term,and put Gilbert on probation for five years.
The cars the teens had so meticulously souped up and tricked out were crushed as part of a crackdown on illegal street racing in Southern California. Authorities destroyed six vehicles hoping would-be racers think again after looking at the mashed ma
Officer Mark Torres was placed on administrative leave Monday night. Hours later, after being questioned by public-integrity investigators over the $700 theft, he was arrested on one count of felony theft by a public servant.
It's critical that we retain the right to record, videotape or photograph the police while they're on duty. Not only for symbolic reasons (when agents of the state can confiscate evidence of their own wrongdoing, you're treading on seriou
"I'm not helping them to break the law. It's clear the law is already being broken," said Cooper, 38, who left law enforcement a decade ago. "I will do anything legal to frustrate law enforcement's efforts to place American
Resident Allen Nelms says a call to 911 to get medical attention for his diabetic seizure got him Tasered by police instead. He said he still has no answer as to why police broke down his door with their guns drawn before shooting him multiple times
While many of my articles highlight police tactics that are inefficient at their stated purpose and violate individual rights, every once in a while they do seem to get it right...
A passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic violation can challenge the stop for violating the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously.
Cops raided the wrong house and forced a 77-year-old La Plata County woman on oxygen to the ground last week in search of methamphetamine. "They didn't give me a chance to ask for a search warrant or see a search warrant or anything,"
Repeatedly, investigators found Brock reported failures in field sobriety tests when his patrol car video camera documented the opposite. He also said drivers incorrectly recited the alphabet, used arms for balance and slurred speech - when the video
But Muscatine Police Chief Gary Coderoni said the child’s age is irrelevant. “If a person is committing a crime, it doesn’t matter,” he said. “The officer is going to use that amount of force that’s necessary. Police Chief Coderoni is obviousl
Not long after the Justice Dept revealed that the FBI has been abusing its power to secretly gather private information by issuing national security letters, an internal audit by the feds finds that the problem is worse than first suspected.
Neither the police nor TSA took any action that indicated that they throught she might be a security risk. She was just detained, harassed and threatened with arrest. All because of a sippy cup with water in it.
(I bet the readers here are shocked by this) An internal FBI audit has found that the bureau potentially violated the law or agency rules more than 1,000 times while collecting data about domestic phone calls, e-mails, and financial transactions in r
The police are public servants. They're entrusted with enormous responsibility, including the ability to use lethal force. It should never be prohibited for a citizen to record them while they're on duty
A woman confronted by police outside a homeless shelter is the latest example of someone who died after being shocked with a Taser, designed to subdue violent suspects without nightsticks or guns. But in Milisha Thompson's case, she was alread
Note also that the man police were actually looking for was wanted for possession of an illicit drug. Not distribution. They used tear gas bombs, a SWAT team, broke down the back door, and slashed the wrong guy's tires trying to arrest someone fo
The woman, identified by police as Silvia Bernal, 30, said police never identified themselves and kicked her husband in the groin and pushed her to the ground before handcuffing them both.