Miami-Dade Police Major Nancy Perez, who arrested me while covering the Occupy Miami eviction in January, claims I was under surveillance by the department’s Homeland Security Bureau because I had been making “threats” on the internet.
I can't speak for others, but I sure do feel much safer when cops beat pregnant women for asking questions and then the department says it's fine. State sanctioned violence is...violent.
Thanks to police officer Enoch Clark, Beaumont, California resident Monique Hernandez will never see her ten-year-old daughter again. On February 21, Clark conducted a traffic stop involving Hernandez, who was suspected of drunk driving. When Clark a
Thousands of off-duty police officers took to the streets in London in a rare display of collective anger against government austerity measures, joining a mass protest by public sector workers including immigration and prison officers.
Levii Dozier is only four months old, but he’s already been assaulted by the police. .... Levii literally had the sh*t kicked out of him by a bullying cop before he was born.
A judge ordered two Southern California policemen to stand trial on homicide charges in the death of a schizophrenic homeless man who was beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun by a group of officers last July.
An innocent man was arrested and jailed for nearly two days for a crime allegedly committed by his now-dead twin brother. "If they would've trusted me, if they would've given me the benefit of the doubt, if they would've done that, none of this wo
In an explosive Newsweek article, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice are operating under a “justice for sale” strategy by forgoing criminal prosecution of Wall Street executives at big financial institutions who just so happen
Welcome to Colwyn, Pennsylvania, where cops taser each other for giggles, and the mayor declares a state of emergency after county agents raid the police department in the course of an investigation into the torture of a local teen in a jail cell. Fo
The draconian Illinois eavesdropping law that forbids citizens from recording cops in public without their consent “likely violates” the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled. But that doesn’t mean the law is abolished.
The Bronx District Attorney has opened an investigation into the actions and statements of Bronx police officers after a video surfaced that contradicts their statements as to the actions of 19-year-old Jateik Reed, who was beaten in the course of an
A video shows Officer Manuel Ramos and another officer swing at a shirtless Kelly Thomas with their batons and pin him to the ground as he pleads with them to stop. The 33-minute video — which was paired with audio from recordings devices worn by
Anne Lenhart never thought filling a prescription at CVS Pharmacy in Dallas could land her in jail. Still on crutches and unable to drive, a friend of Lenhart’s, drove her to a CVS Pharmacy in Oak Cliff.
After a decade spent working the bottom levels of New York’s drug world, Margaret Sasso, an undercover police officer, believed she had done and seen enough. The thought of entering more crack dens made her numb.
2 teenagers were arrested after video recording a police investigation from their balcony. Police charged up the stairs to arrest the teens and burst through their apartment door without a warrant and charged them with disorderly conduct.
A MEMBER OF the Colwyn Police Department is under investigation for repeatedly using a Taser on a juvenile while the boy was in a holding cell last week, according to borough officials and sources. The 17-year-old boy was arrested for fighting on
THE CRIMINAL case against an ex-Philadelphia cop who allegedly ordered a woman to strip naked and watch him masturbate during a Kensington drug raid was thrown out Tuesday thanks to a screw-up at the District Attorney’s Office. To make a prolonged
Giant US military-industrial company Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) is in the running to win a slice of a controversial contract to transform police forces in Britain. Hailed as the largest police privatization scheme in the UK, it has been suggested the
The police approached him, informing him he was banned from 500 ft of public sidewalk, claiming it was their “operational area”. They also claim they do not have to follow a new California law concerning car impounds, because they are not sobriety ch
It’s a problem that has become more pervasive in cities and towns across America: cursing. Now, one Massachusetts town wants to start levying a fine in an effort to cut down on the practice. There is a bylaw currently on the books, but rarely enforce
8 Hampton cops are being sued by the estate of a man who was fatally shot during the execution of a search warrant. The $10 million wrongful death lawsuit claims a police affidavit used to justify the search of 69-year-old
Regina Tasca is a "rogue cop" – and God bless her for it.
Seattle-area tactical officers who slogged for hours over dangerously steep, muddy ground to find him were prepared. They pumped in tear gas, called for him over bullhorns, and, set off explosives along the top of the bunker
The City Council approved a $250,000 settlement Wednesday to a man mistaken by police as a tagger and was hit with a stun gun over and over. A jury wanted the city to pay for a police officer using excessive force.
Regina Tasca is a “rogue cop” – and God bless her for it. Tasca is in the middle of disciplinary hearings that may result in her termination from the Bogota, New Jersey Police Department. She stands accused of “bizarre and outlandish” behavior in two
My nominal superiors bragged to each other about the dents their heavy aircraft aluminum flashlights had acquired. They were a new thing at the time and were used as batons. Debate whether it was more fun to beat up Mexicans
The paid director of the local police labor union renewed and doubled down on her attack on Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton. Burton has done his best to reform a troubled department despite the foot-dragging of veteran officers.
New Mexico's attorney general and a county district attorney are investigating to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against a sheriff caught on audio tape trying to force a deputy to release his friend from a DWI arrest. "We are
Metropolitan Transit Authority police arrested a man for photographing them at Penn Station in New York City this afternoon – deleting his photo – before releasing him from a jail cell an hour later. Clark Stoeckley was issued a summons charging h
The Michigan Supreme Court says people can resist police officers who unlawfully enter their homes. In a 5-2 decision, the court ordered that charges be dropped against Angel Moreno Junior, who was accused of obstructing officers at his home in Holla