Police searched the Virginia home of libertarian activist Adam Kokesh Tuesday evening and took him into custody. Kokesh is charged with possession of schedule I and II drugs while in possession of a firearm. The search warrant was served by
When a cop says he "smells pot," he is invoking the automobile exception to the warrant requirement, which is based on exigent circumstances. Since a person can drive away, and thereby evade arrest and seizure of evidence of a crime in a car,
In his ruling, Justice Desmond Green of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn cited the article, noting that Mr. Shakur was quoted as saying that the detective had fabricated his confession and “ignored the evidence that shows I wasn’t the guy.”
With cases of police brutality becoming more and more frequent, I dredged up and old poem I wrote about a local police brutality case.
A District police officer accused of threatening Michelle Obama was cleared of charges related to the first lady but was found guilty of posting a derogatory job description on social media and depicting the president as a communist,
Officer Jones was under the influence of an even deadlier narcotic – adrenaline and power lust – as he blew through 5 stop lights, ignoring an order to terminate the chase. After being ordered a second time, Jones turned off his siren and lights.
Edwin Vargas logged onto the restricted system and ran names for reasons that had nothing to do with his duties as a NYPD detective. Instead, he was accused in May of looking up personal information on 2 fellow officers without their knowledge.
A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious op was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco suggesting weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have made it into the hands of violent drug cartels inside Mexico.
Now we have the 911 audio from one of Daly's friends who was in the car at the time. You can hear the panic and fear in the women's voices. And all in response to actions taken by the government thugs who are supposed to protect them.
When Bruce stepped in front of the judge to be tried this week, the judge refused to watch the video that came from a surveillance camera from the back of a police transport vehicle. As a result, Judge Theresa Counts Burke found him not guilty.
US Park Police and the DC police are investigating the authenticity of a video that surfaced that appears to show activist Adam Kokesh loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza and describing himself as part of the “final American Revolution.”
The vehicle's license plate number raised suspicion when it did not turn up in a computer database. Dash camera video shows the trooper zip in and out of traffic to catch up to the governor's vehicle and pass a school bus at a high rate of speed
An Ohio law enforcement agency's decision to use fake drug checkpoints to search drivers and their cars for drugs has some residents wondering if it could violate the Fourth Amendment against unlawful searches and seizures.
Las Vegas police responded to a call of a suicidal man who pulled out a cell phone and pointed it at them, perhaps to record them, prompting an officer to shoot at him.
ATF domestic sting operations eclipse Operation Fast and Furious. In sting operations similar to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing which left six dead, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are........
Someone anonymously provided $200,000, to buy 2,000 guns in Phoenix, AZ in May 2013, using $100 grocery gift cards as the money.
Smith, Cain's sister, says the officer also harassed the teenager with private Facebook messages. Meanwhile, false rumors about Cain began circulating across social media, all sparked by the Sheriff's Office initial posts.
Are cops constitutional? In a 2001 article for the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal, Roger Roots posed just that question. Roots, a fairly radical libertarian, believes that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow for police as they exist today.
The CBS affiliate in El Dorado County, California,expressed surprise when it reported that County Sheriff John D’Agostini stripped agents of the U.S. Forest Service of their law-enforcement powers in his county. Wrote D’Agnostini: I take the [s
Henderson said Gromek did a U-turn after apparently hearing him exclaim “Wow!” at the officer’s driving. A criminal complaint indicated Gromek had seen Henderson shouting in his rearview mirror. Gromek asked him if he wanted to file a complaint.
Former FBI Agent John Morris appeared sheepish when he admitted under questioning he accepted $7,000 in cash and 2 cases of wine from James "Whitey" Bulger at a time when Bulger was a feared gangster and a FBI informant.
A woman in North Carolina says that the incoming police chief in one town did not react to provide immediate assistance after accidentally shooting her while trying to kill her allegedly aggressive dog.
The US Park Police lost track of thousands of handguns, rifles and machine guns in the latest example of mismanagement on a police force trusted to protect millions of visitors to the city’s iconic monuments.
Sidney Nebraska Police officer Tobler badge #612 flips out on a citizen.
We have another controversial dog shooting case. Cathy Luu and her family say that an El Monte police officer shot their 2-year-old female German Shepherd, named Kiki inside their fenced-in front yard while looking for a runaway teenager.
Police came barging into a woman's home because they wanted to arrest the owner for the length of her lawn. A tenant, Robyn Ruckman, recorded the encounter. As she answered the door, police treated her rudely and started making demands.
The quote was printed on t-shirts worn by NYPD's infamous Street Crimes Unit, which was disbanded after shooting unarmed Amadou Diallo 41 times as he reached for his wallet. 2 NYPD police commissioners used the phrase "hunter of men" to
Want to make money on the drug war? Start a company that builds military equipment, then sell that gear to local police departments. Thanks to the generation-long trend toward more militarized police forces, there's now massive
....this information — obtained using taxpayer-funded resources — promptly was shared with those whom Occupy organized to protest. Police officials passed along details to bank executives and the American Legislative Exchange Council
“It was my gun that shot and killed a 7-year-old girl,” insists Detroit resident Joseph Weekley, who took part in a fatal home invasion on May 17, 2010. He insists that he didn’t intend to pull the trigger, and has no knowledge of doing so,