Mr. Tirado, 25, was shot to death on Sunday in an apparent road-rage clash with an off-duty police officer. Those who knew Mr. Tirado gathered yesterday afternoon under a soft rain.......
Georgia's high court upholds the sentence reduction for Genarlow Wilson and orders his freedom. Wilson has served over two years of a ten year sentence for having consensual oral sex.
Police may inflict permanent physical damage while forcibly taking blood from a motorist accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), according to a decision by the appellate division of the New Jersey Superior Court.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A police officer was suspended without pay Monday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed driver who may have pretended to have a gun....[This story is highly suspicious. I suspect murder.]
The demonization of alcohol is leading to a growing nullification of the constitutional rights of anyone suspected of drinking...In 1925, the Supreme Court declared: It would be intolerable and unreasonable if a prohibition agent were authorized t
A Superior Court judge set a hearing to determine whether the secret content of a grand-jury investigation into the New Times newspaper should be unsealed. County Attorney Andrew Thomas closed the investigation and dropped the charges
Illegal border crossing is comparable to not paying a credit card bill (or jaywalking).
[for another perspective] Asked if Thomas would go after the many Web sites that have published Arpaio's address online, he made a major legal flub. "There's a big difference between that and putting his name and address on the front cov
[Buried more than half way down article.] After newspaper owners were freed from jail, a third "New Times" employee, writer Ray Stern was cited for disorderly conduct when he went to the office of Sheriff Arpaio's attorney to look at so
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced he was dismissing the case against New Times and no charges would be pursued against the editors and writers involved in the case. He was firing special prosecutor Dennis Wilenchik, who had pursued the
Two good friends of mine own the Phoenix New Times, and what has happened to them is a microcosm of what has happened in post-9/11 America, a land of illegal wiretaps, entrapment, surveillance, and Homeland Security.
If you ever have visited the website of Phoenix New Times, your Internet browsing habits may soon be in the hands of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. But not before one heck of a First Amendment fight.
By accepting and printing advertisements in their "Adult Services" and "Massage" sections, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations has determined that 3 Orlando Weekly managers are guilty of aiding and abetting prostitution.
Amazing that the Arizona Capitol Times buried this story on page 8 of their current issue: "State Bar files ethics complaint against County Attorney." The piece offers a recap of the ongoing legal battle between County Attorney Thomas and t
Joe Arpaio, Andy Thomas and Dennis Wilenchik hit New Times with grand jury subpoenas. The authorities are also using the grand jury subpoenas in an attempt to research the identity, purchasing habits, and browsing proclivities of our online readershi
Plainclothes Maricopa County Sheriff's officers arrested New Times founders, Village Voice Media Executive Editor Michael Lacey and Chairman/CEO Jim Larkin at their homes late Thursday evening for revealing grand jury information in their recent
Village Voice Media Executive Editor Michael Lacey was released from PHX's 4th Avenue Jail around 4 a.m. this morning after being arrested Thursday evening by plainclothes agents of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Charged with the misde
During his tenure, inmates have died needlessly in his jails, and his office has engaged in reckless police operations and Gestapo-like activities against rivals. Such callous disregard for human rights only enhances his reputation as the "tough
Jurors ruled the city of Pasadena must pay $80,000 to a quadriplegic man who sued because police officers allegedly jerked him out of his wheelchair and hung him upside down to search him. ["Come back here. I'll bite you!"
Officers wrote in their reports that Waterhouse ran off, they chased and then bean-bagged and Tasered him. One officer wrote, "He had refused to drop the camera which could be used as a weapon."
The mercenary firm Blackwater USA is well known for its "shoot first, ask no questions" policy in Iraq. It's also known that Louisiana's DHS contracted with Blackwater to provide public law enforcement services in New Orleans follow
West Scranton woman faces up to 90 days in jail for swearing at a backed up toilet. Her own toilet. In her home.
You've been protected and served! Josh Adams displays the wounds of honor he received while attempting to protect his wife from a criminal police assault. The injury was inflicted by a police-issue Maglite flashlight (see photograph of the bloods
Frank Waterhouse is suing for unlawful seizure with excessive force, alleging that police fired a Taser and bean bag rounds at him because he was videotaping their search of a friend's property. Police officers followed a police dog onto the prop
Police marksmen shot Jean Charles de Menezes 7 times in the head with hollow-point “dumdum” bullets designed to kill instantly, the Old Bailey was told. The bullets, used by US air marshals, give “a greater chance of immediate incapacitation”,
By 2010, the Phoenix Police Department will accept only blood evidence. Phoenix joins Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler and Peoria police departments in the switch, and Tempe police could follow; officials there are re-evaluating whether breath evidence is
Attorneys are putting new scrutiny on a practice that has become common among law enforcement — having officers, not medical personnel, draw blood with syringes in suspected drunken driving cases.
There is no war on drugs even though there are armies, weapons, tactics, spies, and collateral damage. There are no definable or achievable objectives, no overwhelming force employed, and no ground gained or lost.
Mark Yannone provides a video of three women recently arrested in a public space for reading the Constitution while a pro war rally was taking place off at a distance.
911 tapes from the night Carol Gotbaum died in custody at the Phoenix airport show her husband was frantically trying to warn airport workers his wife was deeply depressed, but neither the airport dispatcher nor the police told him his wife had died