Twice in 2007, Robert Ekas flipped off police in Oregon for no apparent reason than to express his First Amendment right to do so. And twice he was pulled over. Now he is suing for violating his First and Fourth Amendment rights. He is representing h
A local newscast exposes the fact that when some Florida police write you a traffic ticket, an extra “smiley face” message is given to the judge unlawfully characterizing you without your knowledge. http://www.federaljack.com/
Two "animated" cops discuss the hit TV show "Border Wars" and the "New Libertarian Manifesto." (Special kudos to 4409 for inspiring this creation!)
“Even though Arizona is a secondary law state for seat-belt usage, law enforcement officers will be taking a zero tolerance approach on drivers who are in violation of state law,”
Glenn Beck loves them. Tea Partiers court them. Congressmen listen to them. Meet the fast-growing "patriot" group that's recruiting soldiers to resist the Obama administration.
But if the TSA, Border Patrol, & other DHS agencies won’t engage in formal rulemaking or issue publicly disclosed regulations or orders that can be reviewed by the courts, the next best thing is for those who enforce those non-regulations & non-order
Jason, Adam and myself are seeking to hold accountable those from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol that violated our rights on May 14th. Our awesome legal team recently submitted an intent-to-sue letter
Guns to safeguard America found their way into the hands of criminals after absent-minded federal officers left firearms unsecured everywhere from fast-food restaurants to bowling alleys, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
"I was blown away. I had heard about people in the community being harassed by the police … It really didn’t shock me as much as it probably would have if I had not heard of people going to jail for no reason. I figured I was just another one."
"However, several states have “stop and identify” statutes that require people to produce identifications if they are being legally detained. And police can only legally detain you if they have a reasonable suspicion you have committed or are about t
Lawyers defending 3 cops accused in a brutality case sought to blunt damage done by a fellow officer who had testified that he saw Officer Kern jab a baton between the buttocks of a 24-year-old body piercer who had been smoking marijuana
Federal authorities said they would not bring a civil rights case against police involved in the killing of a 23-year-old black man who was shot by the police outside a strip club on his wedding day. "Neither accident, mistake, fear, negligence, nor
15-year-old Aiesha Steward-Baker asked Seattle police for help several times at a shopping center and Macy's in the hour before the attack. The group followed her from the department store into the bus tunnel where she stood next to 3 guards.
The City of Boise wants to make it clear that they are not admitting guilt in the case of a man sodomized by Boise police with a Taser gun. But they are also dishing out an estimated $150,000 to prevent this matter from going to court. "hush money"
The man who died after being arrested at a police road block on Thanksgiving Eve died from blunt force trauma, the attorney representing his family said last night. "The (medical) examiner's office informed us that the cause of death was blunt for
The Cato Institute's Jim Harper welcomes the idea of a police-only Web interface as long as it's designed carefully. "A system like this should have strong logins, should require that the request be documented fully, and should produce statistical in
3 unarmed security guards were following orders when they stood by without intervening as a 15-year-old girl was badly beaten in a downtown bus tunnel. Now the company they work for and government officials say those orders should be revised.
Listening to the discussion on 'more police' and would like to point out that those guys writing tickets are not acting as peace officers. They are highwaymen and revenue collectors. We have to get to political anarchy. Unfortunately the word has goRead Letter
Coffee shops in the Seattle area introduced the world to "bikini baristas" three years ago, hiring attractive young women to serve up steamy espressos and lattes while wearing as little as a G-string and pasties. But cities are now taking a closer
It’s been almost a year since Phoenix police raided the home of a blogger who had been critical of them, hoping to find some shred of evidence that would allow them to lock him up. Or at least shut him up. The search warrant, signed by a judge who ha
Students for Liberty will be screening "10 Rules For Dealing with Police," and having a Q&A session with local defense attorney Marc Victor. Ask all the legal questions you've been dying to know, FOR FREE!
With the announcement that Terry Maketa will not be running for sheriff it is time to look at what freedom lovers should be looking for in a candidate. The county sheriff is one of the most powerful people in the United States. As the chief law enfor
ATLANTA - A former federal prosecutor hired by gun manufacturer Glock to investigate fraud within the company has been accused of stealing about $3 million from the gunmaker.
An off-duty San Diego police officer abused the powers of his badge when he sent a text message to his counterparts to have a New York Jets fan ejected from the game because he had been cheering for his team. The cop, who has not been named, was atte
A lawsuit filed Wednesday by five students in the New York City school system against the NYPD paints a picture of school officers who routinely abuse students and arrest them for non-criminal activities.
Any of us can experience state-inflicted violence at any time as a punishment for doing literally nothing, or by refusing to be bound by "contracts" arranged by other people in transactions to which he was not a party. A infuriating illustration of t
From Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Member Brad Jardis, a 10+ year veteran of the NH police force (and probably the most courageous cop I’ve ever known): I have been cleared for duty and will be reporting back shortly. I have been re-reading the
Former police officer Drew Peterson threw his ex-wife to the floor one night, grabbed her throat and told her he "could kill her there and then," a one-time co-worker of the woman testified at a hearing to determine what evidence can be admitted in P
"Andy Thomas has a reckless streak to him," says Clint Bolick, director of constitutional studies for the Goldwater Institute, Arizona's largest right-leaning think tank. "He's willing to use law enforcement tools in ways that are pretty blatant abus
Police, under the direction of ATF, told Boedeker he would be required to follow their “recommendations” or they would close down his event. Boedeker said he was told “you do what we say or we shut you down.”