Chicago Police Officer Richard Bolling was charged in a hit and run that killed a 13-year-old who was riding his bicycle. Standard procedures calls for a breathalyzer as soon as possible. Bolling’s colleagues gave him 4 hours and, when they administe
BART officer Marysol Domenici, under cross-examination by Deputy District Attorney, described a scene of "30 to 40 passengers" coming off the Dublin-bound train as she ran to assist her partner, Tony Pirone. However, surveillance video of t
White says the officer was in a rage when he approached them & yelled "get your a-- back here! I am giving you a ticket for failure to yield." White says he told the trooper they had a patient in the ambulance and that they were on their wa
"In an angry dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote the 1986 decision, said that contrary to the majority’s assertion, that decision protected 'a fundamental right that the court now dishonors.'” Stevens read his dissent aloud fro
NANTES, France (Reuters) – Close to 200 prisoners will cycle around France next month, watched by scores of guards on bicycles, in the first penal version of the Tour de France, authorities said Monday.
In the moments before officer James Manor plowed into a pickup attempting a left turn, he was driving his patrol car 109 mph without flashing lights or siren. [in a 45MPH zone...and they arrested the driver of the car that was hit!]
It’s great that this ridiculous abuse of civil liberties is getting some exposure. Looks like the cops deleted the video the guys took of the first few minutes of the stop. If that’s true, the cops themselves ought to be arrested and charged with obs
5 Birmingham police officers were fired for beating an unconscious suspect after a roadway chase, an attack caught on a patrol car videotape that didn't surface publicly for a year. The officers, who were not identified, were seasoned vete
Anyone who has ridden an escalator and bothered to pay attention has seen – and likely ignored – little signs suggesting riders hold the grimy handrail. In Montreal's subway system, the friendly advice seems to have taken on the force of law, bac
People are taking the initiative to get the word about what happened in their own way, including the post “He Had No Idea What Their Plans Were” by the Grumbling Old Fart. His point-by-point dissection of Sheriff Alex Hodge’s statements were pretty o
"Unfortunately these things never look good on video. Sometimes officers have to use force when dealing with bad guys," Dammeier said. "The officer initially came upon the suspect alone. [lying prone, splayed out on the ground surrende
A friend and mentor of mine, the late Aaron Russo, used to open some of his talks with a question: How can you know whether or not you live in a police state? Aaron had a method for answering the question:
The corruption and abusive nature of “law enforcement” can’t be handled through minor reform; it’s a symptom, not the cause, and it is so intertwined with the nature of the state itself that the two cannot be separated.
As discussed on Free Talk Live tonight (2009.05.15) we are now looking at options on how to proceed. We’re going to work to ensure that the people of Jones County, MS don’t have to put up with an out of control sheriff’s department.
Amazing - according to comments on FreeKeene.com, the jail received over 500 phone calls within the first few hours of the arrest. Additionally, someone has flown out to coordinate efforts for fund raising, news and activism. This is going to be ver
Instead of protecting an Arizona citizen who was peacefully asserting his rights in the face of aggressive, over-reaching federal agents at a suspicionless federal checkpoint, these so-called state 'public safety' officers chose to initiate p
Open Letter to Janet Napolitano, Director of Homeland Security:
I was driving, with a friend, back from San Luis, Mexico on 5/4/2009 around 7p.m., when I came across a permanent Border Patrol check point located north of Yuma Arizona, a
So far in the first 8 days of this month there have been 143 reported cases of police misconduct that involve 146 officers and 9 police chiefs or sheriffs and cost the lives of at least 16 people. If the trend holds, there would be 554 reported cases
Now Daniels and other motorists who have been stopped by Tenaha police are part of a lawsuit seeking to end what plaintiff's lawyer David Guillory calls a systematic fleecing of drivers passing through the town of about 1,000. "I believe it
A 17-year-old high school senior called 911 as her father was having a seizure, the operator cursed at her and hung up – not once, but 3 times. When she ran to the police dept, she was arrested for “disorderly conduct” and “abusing 911.”
A 16-year-old homeschooled boy from North Carolina was taken away from his home in handcuffs two months ago and has been held by the FBI in Indiana ever since, a victim, his mother claims, of the Patriot Act spun out of control.
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