A federal civil rights suit filed raises troubling questions about the conduct of Harris Co. deputies. As shown on the video below, David Scherz was arrested on Sept. 10, 2011, along with his father, mother, sister and aunt in front of their Houston
Harris County Sheriff’s Captain Jimmie Drummond, who kicked the man so hard that he ended up with broken ribs, is facing a single charge of official oppression, punishable by up to a year in jail, which we know he will never serve.
No tactical genius is necessary to bring about a bloodless end to a standoff involving a 107-year-old man armed with a handgun and surrounded by police officers inside an otherwise vacant house. All that is necessary is a willingness on the part
This week’s fulfilling installment entered into the AKPF #1 timeslot on CheshireTV is Aqua Kzheckpoint Patrol Fortification #1, offering a unique perspective into a suspicionless checkpoint established on Route 12 in Walpole in addition to following
Go into a protest expecting confrontation, and that's what you're likely to get. As Couper indicates, the default response to protest today is overwhelming force. Consider this ostentatious police presence at one of the recent strikes by Walmart work
“Fifty years ago, in the landmark case Brady v. Maryland, the Supreme Court laid down a fundamental principle about the duty of prosecutors — to seek justice in fair trials, not merely to win convictions by any means.
Blondin, disoriented and weak, began to hyperventilate. Sgt. Shelton asked Blondin if he “want[ed] it again” before turning to Ms. Blondin and warning, “You’re next.” Blondin, naturally, was charged with obstruction by Shelton, which was s
Police in Illinois threatened to confiscate a man’s camera because he chose to video record them inside a parking garage. He also did not give in to their demands for identification, which obviously unsettled Moline police officer K. Briggs,
The Supreme Court “indicated that a police officer’s right to walk up to a front door of a person’s home is subject to an implied license based on existing social norms,” but that the approach with a drug-sniffing dog went a step too far.
The topic is the George Zimmerman trial, but the drug war is certain to come up as well. Bill Montgomery may very well be the last person on the planet who still believes the drug war is making progress.
Two months ago, the state government in Ohio secretly implemented a face recognition program using the drivers’ license database to check against mug shots and images of suspects, a local newspaper has learned.
Long Beach police said they had no choice but to repeatedly strike a man on the ground with a baton because he was kicking them. But the video shows he was merely trying to block their vicious baton blows with his leg.
Mark Demaline, who cooks at the Park Place Tavern, was attacked late at night in his workplace when police found a door unlocked after hours and sent in a police dog named Bobi. What is most astonishing is not just the lack of an apology by
An Oak Ridge physician named in a federal lawsuit over an invasive rectal examination has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges following a domestic dispute at his Knoxville home.
The family says they had been routinely harassed for years by local law enforcement. This harassment seemed to begin when the light-skinned Colomb boys began dating white girls, including the daughter of a local deputy....
A Massachusetts cop threatened to smash a camera into a man’s face if he dared take one more photograph of her. Instead, he started video recording her.
A child who was thought to be no older than 8-years-old shot a SWAT officer with his service weapon at a literacy fair in California last week while he was showing off tactical equipment to kids.
A college student, Jonathan Harris, heard screaming and ran into the park. When he started to record the officers at the scene, he too was accosted. “Come here, you little motherf***er. You like recording?” the cop said. He tried to run away,
“With Congress set to debate taking military action in Syria, the Arab American Association of New York is telling its community to expect increased surveillance of Syrian-Americans and Muslims. … An AP report further outlined the NYPD’s
Police Officer Schoolcraft had recorded more than 1000 hours of roll calls, locker room discussion and lectures inside Bed-Stuy’s 81st Precinct, and it was no longer what people thought or remembered, but the actual damning words of his superiors.
Life was uncomplicated for emissaries of the Assyrian Empire.
Which means that in some lower trial court there was a judge — a fully-grown adult who I assume is mentally competent to do things like feeding himself without injury and using toilet facilities without soiling his clothes — who actually ruled
broad coalition of law enforcement officers who have spent the past three decades waging an increasingly militarized drug war that has failed to reduce drug use doesn't want to give up the fight.
Is it better to call the police for help or is it a death sentence? The answer may be hard to determine in most places, not so in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. It’s pretty much a lock when the cops show up, somebody is going to end up dead.
That “behavior” consisted of 16-year-old Romengeno calmly asserting his rights by refusing to speak to a police officer and denying him consent to come onto his property. The government-employed gangster replied by snarling that the
Here is something you don’t see everyday, a police officer getting caught on camera violating a citizen’s right to record in public and actually get disciplined for it. In this case, a 28-day suspension without pay.
Funding crime labs through court-assessed fees creates another channel for bias to enter crime lab analyses. In jurisdictions with this practice the crime lab receives a sum of money for each conviction of a given type.
Where there’s a forced digital rectal insertion, Michael LaPaglia seems to be close at hand, along with a couple of cops smiling at the mere thought of Vaseline and latex reminding a perp they can do anything they want, including the warrantless
We continue with our two part series with LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) on The Attorney For Freedom Show with special guest Norm Stamper of LEAP.
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