FBI agents and several supervisors cheated on an exam about new rules for terrorism and criminal investigations and for collecting foreign intelligence. Some FBI employees improperly consulted others while taking the exam, and others used answer shee
Since the 9/11 terrorists attacks, we’ve seen a sharp increase in First Amendment violations against photographers, usually in the name of keeping us “safe.” One of the reasons for this increase is the lowering of police hiring standards in the recru
You have been asked over the last several decades to do things that have placed you in harm’s way. A few in your ranks have been wholeheartedly willing to do these things and have contributed to the distrust and anger many Americans now have for lawRead Letter
THE Orlando Police Department said Thursday it will review the actions of an officer who broke the neck of an 84-year-old WWII veteran during an arrest. Law enforcement officials said it doesn't matter how old Daniel Daley is or that he is a war v
Ms. Brandenberg, (Bernallilo County DA) I recently went through a, pro-se, 3 month long traffic case TR2748110 in Metro Court and had it dismissed on 8/11/10 due to failure to prosecute by the City, they didn't show up in Court after the Judge ordereRead Letter
“Police chiefs and police officers have lost my respect, totally.” That’s what one reader told me immediately after the three opposition parties ganged up Wednesday to preserve the federal gun registry. ... It would be difficult to overestimate the
"I don't think anyone needs to be thrown to the ground and have their neck broken because they were parked in the wrong spot,” said a store customer. “I mean he's an old man. It doesn't matter if you've been drinking. How belligerent can you be?"
The FBI has released crime statistics for 2009, but you won’t hear about them from Jan Brewer, John McCain or supporters of SB1070. The overall rate of violent crime in Arizona declined 14%, with murder type crimes falling a whopping 22%. These a
Anybody that is halfway cognizant of the full ramification of drug prohibition, understand that if cops did not have drugs and prostitution enforcement, they would actually have to protect the rights and property of the Citizens. Why do that, when thRead Letter
Three Dallas police officers, including one who was fired, will face criminal charges for their alleged roles in the beating of a suspect, which was caught on video by dashboard cameras, the police chief said Wednesday.
We all have to deal with the opportunities and challenges presented by widespread video technology. The same is true for police. But law enforcement might prefer that cameras not be a part of their interactions with citizens. Citizens should have the
But now an unsettling asterisk must be added to the legacy of Ernest C. Withers, one of the most celebrated photographers of the civil rights era: He was a paid F.B.I. informer. Mr. Withers, who died in 2007 at age 85, had collaborated closely with
“We can conduct any kind of search we want," said McClintock.
Excessive force, false arrests and other abuses by the Newark police are so rampant that the federal government should investigate and appoint a monitor to oversee the department, a civil liberties group charges in a petition it plans to file on Thur
The 20-year-old was lying on the ground bleeding profusely from the left side of his head. Ambulances were at the scene but weren't crossing the police line. Asked why the man wasn't receiving medical attention, a police commander said, “Tough.”
The rate of deaths in Taser-related incidents is rising as police forces increasingly adapt the conducted energy weapons, a Raw Story analysis finds.
The Seattle police have another controversial shooting on their hands. In this case a man was sitting on a fence and whittling what looked like a wooden doll’s head. A police officer stopped and demanded to know what he was doing. According to an eye
Last Sunday Adam and Pete were arrested by the Denver Police Department based on false information provided to them by Invesco Field’s Alcohol Control employee(s). As the video showcases, the demeanor of the police was aggressive.
August 31st, 2010 - Here are the 26 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for Monday, August 30, 2010:
In the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, an order circulated among New Orleans police authorizing officers to shoot looters, according to present and former members of the department. It's not clear how broadly the order was communicated. Some
An Indian computer scientist was arrested this weekend when he refused to disclose an anonymous source who provided an electronic voting machine to a team of security researchers.
The killers came for Mayor Cavazos in the early hours of Aug. 16 when 7 SUV's rolled up and men in police uniforms descended on his palatial home. Servants stood back terrified, as their boss was forced away at gunpoint. His corpse was dumped on a ne
An undercover NYC cop threatened to throw a man in jail for being "disrespectful," then told him he would get brutally raped over a 3-day stay while waiting to see the judge. The cop had no qualms about saying this in front of a video camera.
On Friday, August 13, 2010, a jury found Pastor Steven L Anderson not guilty of both misdemeanor charges brought against him. The two charges were “obstructing the highway” and “resisting an order directing, regulating, or controlling a motor ve
A man shot roughly two dozen times in a storm of police gunfire in Harlem last week was charged with criminal possession of a weapon. But prosecutors said they were not at the moment pursuing more serious charges, including attempted murder, brought
(Must see video)The video of Officer Devin Sparks repeatedly hitting Michael DeHerrera of Denver with a piece of metal wrapped in leather, picking him up roughly and slamming a car door on his ankle has prompted Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal
Hal Turner, 47, was arrested in June 2009 for an Internet posting that said of the three federal judges who had upheld Chicago's handgun ban, "Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges deserve to be killed."
A Baptist pastor who claimed he was beaten by law enforcement officers at an interstate checkpoint was acquitted Friday of two misdemeanor charges related to the incident.
A mother who was shot along with her 2-year-old son when they were carjacked at a drive-through restaurant, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the police. The lawsuit alleges the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has a "widespread practice" of unju
One of Britain’s longest-running terrorism cases took a sharp turn when the Crown Prosecution Service announced that 4 Scotland Yard police officers would face trial for carrying out what Britain’s top police officer previously admitted was a “prolon