Hundreds of people have been wrongly imprisoned inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department jails in recent years, with some spending weeks behind bars before authorities realized those arrested were mistaken for wanted criminals. The wrongful
A local man called the cops on Seattle officers when he felt a traffic stop was spinning out of control – and the entire incident was captured on a police video that shows the man being yanked from his car and thrown to the ground . . .
In Jacksonville, police are being accused of arresting and beating the wrong man in response to a report of a fight on Christmas Eve. They then arrested family members who say that were just trying to stop police from beating their relative. Daisy Be
A Muslim woman who allegedly sent “suspicious” packages to New York Rep. Peter King and New York state Sen. Greg Ball in November was shot to death by police on Christmas morning. Jameela Cecila Barnette allegedly attacked a Cobb County police offi
Otto Zehm, a mentally handicapped, 36-year-old unemployed janitor, was beaten to death in a Spokane convenience store in March 2006. "All I wanted was a Snickers bar," pleaded the battered and bloody man before he was gagged by his assailant.
Maybe there’s a legitimate law enforcement reason to strip a man naked, strap him to a chair, tie a “spit hood” around his mouth, put a hood over his head (see video at the link), and douse him with pepper spray until he dies. That’s what sheriff’s d
When New York undercover officers and informants were infiltrating a mosque in Queens in 2006, they failed to notice the increasingly radical sentiments of a young man who prayed there. Police also kept tabs on a Muslim student group at Queens Colleg
Very well done. I NEVER bother with responding to articles, however this article was well done. Please tell me that this applies to California as well? Abuse is rampant. - TRRead Letter
What a delicate, sensitive creature Lt. Frank Gordo must be — and what a cruel and dangerous world he must live in. Just weeks ago, this brave little man, who is employed as a "resource officer" by California's Stockton Unified School District, survi
The United States has done a remarkable job over the years convincing you that the folks in law enforcement are here for no other reason then to "protect and serve." The words sound honorable and are meant to instill trust and confidence.
A decade of billions in spending in the name of homeland security has armed local police departments with military-style equipment and a new commando mentality. But has it gone too far? Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz of the Center for Investigative Re
Apropos of the post below, here’s a ruling from the D.C. Court of Appeals demonstrating just how powerless citizens are when accosted by police officers—even when the cops themselves are clearly in the wrong. What’s most troubling about the ruling is
We were talking, watching the night go by, enjoying the evening when suddenly, and out of nowhere, squad cars surrounded us. A policeman yelled from the window, “Get on the ground!” I was stunned. And I was scared. Then I was on the ground — with
“Eventually, we’ll have to put an end to this, one way or another.” Sheriff Kelly Janke of North Dakota’s Nelson County uttered that ominous sentence in mid-September, during what the local media giddily described as a stand-off with local farme
Ernest interviews Peter Christ (LEAP) on the recent New York Times article concerning law enforcement professionals’ 1st Amendment rights being threatened over marijuana comments
Undercover police officers infiltrated Occupy LA's tent city last month to spy on people they suspected of stockpiling human waste and crude weapons for resisting an eventual eviction, police and city government sources said. Authorities also used
Predator drones are being used in domestic law enforcement cases, raising concerns that the aircraft are being deployed beyond the missions that Congress originally authorized them for, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
It’s prison guards gone wild this week, plus a really sleazy deputy gets a sweet deal and a ‘roided cop takes a plea deal. Let’s get to it:
Thousands of Florida officers remain on the job despite arrests or evidence implicating them in crimes that could have landed them in prison, a Herald-Tribune investigation has found. Even those officers with multiple offenses have been given chan
This is a message to the Police, to the military, to the TSA, to Homeland Security and to members of every other enforcement arm of the government. http://waitingforthestorm.com
Via the comments, here’s an account of how police dismantled the Occupy encampment in St. Louis. I can’t vouch for its accuracy, but if true, praise, credit, and commendation to St. Louis law enforcement officials.
He was 21 years old when he stole a municipal dump truck and drove it west to visit friends in Mississippi. He was arrested after a late-night police chase, booked on 3 felony counts and placed in jail. 6 days later, he was dead on the floor of his c
The Current Events Inquiry blog points out that the Pentagon’s 1033 program—the program by which the Defense Department transfers surplus military equipment to domestic police departments—hit an all-time high last year.
Hearing New York police officers speak publicly but candidly about one another and the people they police is rare indeed, especially with their names attached. But for a few days in September, a raw and rude conversation among officers was on Faceboo
In February of last year, video surfaced of a marijuana raid in Columbia, Mo. During the raid on Jonathan Whitworth and his family, police took down the door with a battering ram, then shot and killed one of Whitworth's dogs within seconds of enterin
.... a termination letter arrived that said Mr. Gonzalez [an active-duty law enforcement officer] held “personal views that were contrary to core characteristics of Border Patrol Agents, which are patriotism, dedication and esprit de corps.”
Sergeant Ariaz liked what he saw in 15-year-old "Maggie." Eager to please, in awe of police work, and seeking a trustworthy authority figure in her life, the shy brunette was an ideal fit for the Brownwood, Texas, Police Dept's Explorer program.
The mainstream media at first congratulated the LA Police Dept. for its restraint and professionalism in evicting the city’s Occupiers. That was because they were corralled into a media pool, shielded from real misdeeds and forbidden to tweet
The ACLU claimed the bureau actually spies on [Muslims] through its own community outreach programs. The documents detail the FBI's outreach efforts which the Washington Post called "a major priority since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks." The Post sums
When police moved to evict “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, reporters were prevented from witnessing the scene or arrested. The city also closed airspace to prevent news helicopters from taking aerial footage of the police crackdown.