Andrews told board members that the city is missing out on possible revenues that a K9 would bring. He said when you make traffic stops and the driver refuses to allow a search, their hands are tied. If a drug dog alerts on a vehicle, its gives offic
New Hampshire State Rep. Robert Kingsbury exhorts Americans to support their “local” police as a buffer against the federal government. Were he to focus his attention on the behavior of police agencies in his own backyard, Rep. Kingsbury might
My friend Mark Flakne has a post up about how the Columbia, Missouri police department targeted Matt Akins, a mutual friend and activist in Columbia. Akins runs a small nonprofit organization, Citizens for Justice, that records the cops.
Police officers decided they wanted to mess around with the people at Liberty Live Fest II. End the Police State!!!
An autopsy report released Monday backed up claims made by Arkansas police officers that an African-American man in custody shot himself in the head despite being handcuffed, according to the Associated Press. “He was cuffed and placed into a poli
Take A.I.M. is a technique designed to help you mentally prepare to survive a deadly encounter (or any other kind apparently).Entered By: Powell Gammill
This is a follow up to my last article titled 'My Day In Court' that was about another police state 'safety minded' program that is known as photo radar enforcement. That too is all about public safety and something that is for our best interest...th
A young man was brutally pinned down and beaten by Los Angeles police for skateboarding on the wrong side of the road, leaving him with a broken nose, a broken cheekbone and a concussion.
People of our present era like to believe they are incapable of engaging in the kind of witch hunts that made Salem, Massachusetts, famous, yet in the past 30 years prosecutors have pursued what only could be described as witch hunts
Chris Rubino, the New Haven cop who arrested a woman in June, then confiscated her phone after she recorded him physically abusing a suspect, received a 15-day unpaid suspension. But only for planting his foot on the suspect’s face.
Police officers from the nearby 44th and 46th Precincts patrol the streets, from time to time stopping and frisking young men, mostly black and Latino. And when they do they use physical force far more often than the police do anywhere else
Police in St. Paul, bust in on a family, kill the dog, ransack the house, handcuff 3 children at gunpoint, and force them to sit next to the corpse of their former pet. They had the wrong house. They still found a gun in the basement, which was appar
Dramatic video: 71-year-old taken to the ground for questioning Paul Ryan
A woman who was pulled over for allegedly making a rolling stop was humiliated and brutalized as cops detained her and strip searched her on the side of the road in front of her two young children and passing cars.
Police have no enforceable duty to protect an individual threatened by criminal violence. A lawsuit recently filed in New Hampshire demonstrates that police are taught to assume that citizens have a moral and legal duty to protect them.
Wilson, a 13-year veteran of the department, is facing 10 felony counts in connection with two alleged relationships -- one with a 17-year-old, the other with a 14-year-old. Both victims are male.
Cops routinely pulled over motorists in Tenaha without any legal justification, asked if they were carrying cash and, if they were, ordered them to sign over the cash to the city or face charges of money laundering or other serious crimes.
The last police chief of broke Stockton, CA, was in the job for 8 months, and then retired at age 52 with an annual pension of $204,000. Government officials looting the people with greedy pensions is not the only reason cities are going bankrupt
Responding to a call from a deaf woman about an attacker, police arrived on the scene and Tasered a the woman who had placed the call instead of the attacker. They then threw her in a cage without a translator and kept her there for 60 hours.
A breaking story this week from Jonesboro, Arkansas, concerns the death of 21 year old Chavis Carter, a black man who was shot to death while handcuffed in the back seat of a Jonesboro Police Department squad car.
Analyze the mechanisms through which the “protective state” — where the government utilizes its monopoly on force to protect citizens’ rights — devolves into a “predatory state” which undermines the rights of the populace.Entered By: Powell Gammill
"He said I need to get him here now or else,” Jaipersaud recalled. “I asked him if he was threatening me…he said, `No, I’m arresting you.’” The officer later explained he arrested her for being “disrespectful.” She spent 10 hours in jail
A farmer in Vermont used his tractor to destroy seven police cars after being arrested for possession of the herb marijuana. No officers were harmed in the incident.
After police shoot an unarmed man for running away from them, the people of Anaheim organize a protest only to have the cops unleash their dogs and fire at women and children in the crowd as people run for their lives. Yes, this is in present day Ame
A young black man, Chavis Carter, is "found" shot dead in the back of a police cruiser after police discover marijuana on the man. Cops say he shot himself, though there's no evidence of a gun and his mother disputes the official story. Common sense
The bad news for Rafael Lopez was that the 27-year-old Iraq war veteran had been robbed and severely beaten by a gang of at least 10 men on the street outside the Aqua nightclub in Minneapolis. The good news – or Lopez initially thought – was that th
My youngest daughter and I were walking to the library together, and she was holding my hand and trying to pull me into telephone poles which is a silly game that she enjoys. Suddenly a police car pulled up beside us, lights on and
Lt. John Pike, the University of California Davis police officer who pepper-sprayed student protesters last November, is no longer employed by the university. The circumstances of his departure are not known.
What's wrong with the police?
The settlement, which grew out of a federal investigation of the city's police department, will allow the city to avoid a civil rights lawsuit that U.S. officials threatened to bring over complaints of excessive force by officers. Such a lawsuit w