Ignoring the U.S. Department of Justice’s guidelines written explicitly for them, Baltimore police officers arrested a newspaper photojournalist for attempting to document a raid on a party, claiming he single-handely caused other party goers to thro
Amanda Cruz was adjusting her seatbelt at a traffic light. Little did she know for doing so, she would have to spend the rest of the night behind bars. The 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled that her jailing was entirely appropriate.
Shannon Renee McNeal was torn from her screaming children by police who were seeking a woman with a similar name — a woman who they should have known had been murdered seven months before.
"It's just heartless. How could they be so heartless? And while they all just stood around and waited for the fire department, what kind of police officer wouldn't try and save a three year old burning in a house?" said Emily Miller.
“I can go and get warrants for every person who called her,” he said during a telephone conversation earlier this evening. “It’s an annoyance. It’s an act of intimidation.” I pointed out that the real intimidation is being conducted by Boston police,
On an August afternoon in 2008, Hickman County, TN resident Robert Andrews was working on a trailer in his yard when 2 deputy sheriffs pulled up in front of his house, along with 3 caseworkers from the Tennessee Dept of Children’s Services.
Bijan Ebrahimi, an avid gardener, took pictures of some kids stomping on his plants in July with the intent of showing them to police as evidence. Instead, 3 police officers arrested him while a crowd chanted “pedo, pedo” as he was led away,
Someone with login credentials for the Columbia Police Department replied saying, “(W)e have arrested all of the violent offenders in Five points. Thank you for sharing your views and giving us reasonable suspicion to believe you might be a criminal
Jury nullifies false arrest of Nick Finch who supported Second Amendment
Minutes after noon on Thursday, October 31, an eight-person jury acquitted Sheriff Nick Finch of both charges against him. Finch, the sheriff of Liberty County, Florida, was accused of official misconduct and falsifying records. Finch maintained that
Police at checkpoint point loaded guns at motorist's heads in military style 'Red Dawn' scenario
The last argument in the officers’ arsenal was the inexhaustibly useful doctrine of “qualified immunity,” the unfailing legal shield of uniformed abusers. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge granted their motion to dismiss the suit, ruling the
In a stunning rebuke to the federal trial judge who declared New York’s stop-and-frisk police tactic unconstitutional, a federal appeals court halted the reforms the judge ordered and ruled she “ran afoul” of the judicial code of conduct.
The way police treat suspects in some cases is so totally - and obviously - unwarranted, that you wonder just how much more crazy it can get.
The police chief of the town where teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed has ordered neighborhood watch volunteers to report to duty in their neighborhoods unarmed or not to report at all. Sanford, Florida’s new police chief
increasing revenue acquired through car searches and seizures. Some of these stops are thinly disguised drug checkpoints where a sobriety stop quickly turns to questions about drugs and drug money....
The graphic video imagery of a University of California - Davis campus cop casually pepper spraying students in a sit-in demonstration outdoors has resurfaced again. I
Fallujah-style security comes to Sacramento
When three weeks ago, the FBI arrested Ross William Ulbricht - the creator of the now shutdown Bitcoin-
This is part 2 of my video series exploring a society where law is provided not by government, but by competing voluntary institutions.
According to the complaint, the officer pulled up and ordered the victim to lean into the driver’s side window of his patrol car and demanded to know what she was doing. She said the officer groped her and asked if she was “a nasty shemale,” and t
A classroom demonstration went awry when a police dog attacked a fifth grade boy. Officers visiting the school were conducting a mock drug raid on when the dog bit the boy and left him with puncture wounds to the leg.
4-year-old Taniyah Middleton and her cousin were crossing a street in Maywood, a suburb west of Chicago, as an 8-year veteran off-duty Chicago police officer was driving his motorcycle...but the bike struck her anyway. She survived.
New York civil rights leaders on Saturday decried the city's brewing "shop-and-frisk" scandal, in which major retailers Barneys and Macy's are accused of profiling black shoppers who say they were detained by police after buying luxury items.
There is a troubling case out of Dallas where David Blair said that he opened the door to his apartment only to be met with a hail of gunfire from police. The Dallas Police Department reportedly told him that he caused the response by shining a flash
But as soon as he exited the luxury department store, undercover officers grabbed Christian and asked “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,” according to the suit, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme C
A major Silk Road drug dealer was flipped by the government just months before Silk Road was shutdown and Ross Ulbricht was arrested.
Remember former UC-Davis police officer John Pike? That's him in the video above casually pepper-spraying a group of students peacefully protesting a tuition hike back in 2011.
A Northern California community is anguished over the fatal police shooting of a popular, 13-year-old boy who had been carrying a pellet gun that looked like an assault rifle.
Officer Philip Nace . . . is perhaps the first Philly lawman to get benched for what a police spokesman described simply as "idiotic behavior." . . ."Nace is nasty," said Louis Goode, 55, "It's like he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed every morn