A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer is facing accusations of brutality after a video showing him pushing an unruly man through a plate-glass window went viral over the weekend. Police in Oakland, California, have charged Michael Joseph Gibson
Nearly 30 petrified passengers were trapped on a Midtown hell train yesterday with a knife-wielding madman and the blood-soaked body of a straphanger he just stabbed to death in a senseless argument over a seat. The train came to a screeching halt
A teenager killed by NYC police over the weekend was shot 11 times. Dashawn Vasconcellos, 18, died of gunshot wounds to the torso, neck and extremities. Police fired a total of 14 times. Vasconcellos had 3 gunshot wounds in the middle of his back, fi
DJs at local underground parties have been losing their laptops to police raids - even when they're not DJing. They're being told that they'll lose their laptops - and often their livelihood - for an indefinite period of time, with no information on
Frustrated when his demand didn't reduce Hills to a puddle of compliant jello, Cohen -- a police sergeant placed Hills under arrest, handcuffed him, and detained him until the businessman signed a promissory note to repay Marinilli.
In Chicago Illinois, good old Anthony Abbate, the guy who savagely beat up a bartender on camera and got probation for it, is still a cop. Well, at least until the civil review board there makes a descision on whether or not to fire him for his felon
Police lie. It's part of their job. They lie to suspects and others in hopes of obtaining evidence. These investigative lies cover a wide web of deception - a web that can get tangled. Some investigative lies are legal, some are not, and some genera
A man was tased by police, arrested, and jailed after risking his life and suffering second degree burns on his arms, head, and torso to run back into his burning house to make sure all of his guests were warned of the fire and assisting them to esca
A photographer who was taking pictures inside the L.A. subway was detained for 25 minutes where he was accused of working for Al-Qaeda and threatened with having his name placed on a terrorist watch list. All on video.
Months ago I posted about federal prosecutors’ pursuit of Dr. Weiner, an outspoken cardiologist who was charged with Mann Act violations for using a Memphis-based website while in Mississippi to meet and date adult women.
Police arrested a freelance videographer and confiscated the memory card from his camera while he was recording a FIJA activist passing out literature in front of a courthouse. The videographer, goes by the name of “bile,” was on public property
The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project utilizes news media reports of police misconduct to generate statistical information in an effort to approximate how prevalent police misconduct may be in the United States. As part o
A Mesa Police officer was involved involved in a shooting. Mesa officers responded to a residence to assist a 21-year-old female with an order of protection. Officers spoke to the 22-year-old man to serve him the order, but he pulled a knife
Police say there's only one way for the families of missing women to know for sure if their loved ones are among the victims found in suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell's house: Give DNA samples. But relatives are reluctant to donate.
Ray Moore and George Morell know. Moore was wrestled to the ground by a cop, a knee in his back while he was cuffed, apparently bleeding. Both were arrested, and spent the bulk of the day in jail. "They're in their 80s, you know,'' she said.
Why did he run?" This question thrusts itself upon us every time an unarmed or otherwise harmless person is gunned down while fleeing from police. Often that inquiry takes the form that assumes the guilt of the victim: "If he did nothing wrong,
In The Examiner, Gary Reed reports on the "kidnapping" by law enforcement and forced medication of libertarian activist Julian Heicklen. The synopsis: Heicklen arrived at the US District Courthouse in New York City in order to pass out pamphlets to p
If I make the conscious and consistent choice over time to brutalize the innocent in order to draw a nice salary and safe pension....then I am piece of ethical filth that decent society should revile. I don't even have the patina of an excuse to avoi
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to White House officials and tax evasion charges in a deal that could send him to prison for almost three years. Kerik, who as head of the police department
COPENHAGEN — The United States offered Tuesday to help Denmark put an end to a gang war that has raged in Copenhagen for more than a year and has left seven dead and dozens of innocent bystanders injured. "We have some expertise in the area of gan
The attorney who was shot multiple times by a Las Vegas police officer during a traffic stop last week denies that he pulled a gun from his pocket, as police said he did.
the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blasted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for committing "highly objectionable," "tainted," "reckless," "misleading" and "illegal" conduct in a 2005 attempt to seize more than $186,400 f
[Assassination?] Few clues have emerged from a drive-by shooting that left a nine-year veteran Seattle police officer dead and a trainee injured on Halloween night. Investigators on Sunday fielded tips, interviewed potential witnesses and scoured
Scott Wright was fixing the emergency brake on an old Cadillac in a parking lot near Willow Glen last year when the San Jose police rolled up. Within minutes, he had been shot with a Taser and beaten with batons, breaking his arm. The cause of the
Gotta watch the video on this one. During an ongoing judicial hearing, a Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy walks behind the defense attorney, rummages through her legal documents and hands a few to another deputy who walks off with them. The deputy cl
After a Somali-American teenager from Minneapolis committed a suicide bombing in Africa in October 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began investigating whether a Somali Islamist group had recruited him on United States soil.
In September 2008, the Bush administration changed domestic intelligence-gathering rules. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's interpretation of those rules was recently made public when the bureau released a redacted copy of its "Domestic InvestigaEntered By: Powell Gammill
Federal agents on Wednesday fatally shot a man they described as the leader of a violent Sunni Muslim separatist group in Detroit. Mr. Abdullah, whom the agents were trying to arrest in Dearborn on charges that included illegal possession and sale of
In 2007, the last reporting period. the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported 28 pedestrians fatalities, 440 cyclists injured, a total of 52 people killed in traffic accidents in San Francisco. Now, it's reported today that the city will no lo
Dallas police wrongly ticketed at least 39 drivers for not speaking English over the last three years, Police Chief David Kunkle announced Friday while promising to investigate all officers involved in the cases for dereliction of duty.