For now, America still awaits a champion who can win a major victory against internal checkpoints at the Supreme Court. But the minor everyday victories on YouTube are slowly helping to restore our constitutional rights.
An automobile passenger should not have his wallet searched by a police officer simply because he is in a car with a cracked windshield, the Ohio Court of Appeals ruled last month. On January 12, 2008, St. Clair Police Officer Jayson Jackson noticed
Less than a week after he was arrested while video recording cops, 17-year-old Addison Mikkelson had his phone swiped by an overbearing Kansas Highway Patrol officer simply because the teen was video recording a traffic stop the officer was conductin
Kelly Thomas wasn’t beaten to death by a thugscrum of eight police officers; he simply happened to die while they were striking, kicking, and choking him. That’s what Dr. Steven Karch would have us believe, or at least pretend to. Manuel Ramos an
BREAKING: This hasn't made it into mainstream news yet. Maybe we can help it break into the news cycle today? I studied harpsichord and have friends who know the man in question and can vouch for the story being true. - Aaron
I really have nothing to say. Sickening, yes...surprising, no. How much longer do we wait. Link to the lawsuit in the article.
Penn. state trooper claims that he maced two cats instead
Recreational marijuana will be legal in Colorado on Jan. 1 and the city of Denver warns that it will take action against any planned public celebrations.
City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is establishing a DUI “no refusal zone” inside the city limits of St. Louis. Starting today, drivers may face a blood test without consent if they are suspected of driving under the influence.
Since its inception in 2009, the commission has battled funding and staffing issues, slowing its work. So far, it has found 14 credible instances of police torture but sided with the prosecution in 16 other cases. Not all the cases are related to
Milwaukee Police Officer Vagnini’s path to prosecution reflected the failure of cops to deal with the sickest within their ranks, the outcome hasn’t proven any better. Vagnini had a thing he liked to do when he busted someone. He liked it a lot.
Los Angeles Police announced plans to ramp up use of a portable tool that checks for drug use, beginning with a New Year’s Eve crackdown on intoxicated drivers. Officials cited increased medical marijuana use as a main justification.
The NYPD doesn't exactly have the easiest job in the world. In fact, successfully policing a city of over eight million people can seem practically impossible, and frequently is.
Nevertheless, the man said he would provide his identification, but wanted to put his camera down first. However, the pair of cops began crowding him in typical bully fashion until they arrested him. “I don’t sit here and wait for you to give me ID
This was a watershed decision, where the court upheld “pretext stops,” a benign phrase meaning police can lie to eviscerate a person’s right to be left alone. Lies were elevated above constitutional rights, because it was an effective law enforcemen
Connor Guerrero didn’t exactly get an apology after police erroneously raided his home last week and handcuffed him on his front lawn.
Touré advised his African-American viewers that in order to avoid the “shop-and-frisk,” they should do their best to make themselves appear “non-threatening” by dressing well, waving to security cameras, speaking articulately, shaking security guards
When a bartender, stepped off the curb on his way to work at the Ritz-Carlton a few blinks after the crossing signal began its red “Don’t Walk” countdown, he was met by a waiting police officer on the other side of the street and issued a ticket for
We have another outrage out of India in the rape of young girl . . . by police. Four officers of Chandigarh police were arrested but only one booked last week for raping, molesting and threatening a minor schoolgirl for two-and-a-half months.
Below are some — but not all — of the worse police abuses to have occurred or come to light in 2013. Much of the misconduct involves racial or sexual elements, a fact that is entirely unsurprising but still disturbing.
“That vehicle is made for war. Do not use my safety to justify that vehicle,” one wrote. “The Salinas Police Department is just a bunch of cowards that want to use that vehicle as intimidation and to terrorize the citizens of this city.”
Sensitive FBI interrogation manual surfaces at Library of Congress
We’ve seen so many police abuse lawsuits settled before making it to trial where cops admit no wrongdoing while guiltily dishing out thousands of taxpayer dollars that it’s surprising to see one actually make it to trial. And it’s absolutely flabberg
Installed in a surveillance vehicle, Stingray tricks all cellphones in a set distance — sometimes exceeding a mile — into connecting to it, capturing location data and numbers dialed for calls and text messages from thousands of people at a time.
Sentencing for a former Phoenix cop who plead guilty to manslaughter charges after shooting and killing an unarmed man....Chrisman asked the judge for leniency and that's what he got -- the minimum sentence of 7 years in prison for shooting
A judge decided Oklahoma City police were in the right when they downloaded information off the mobile phone belonging to Noe Vergara Wuences who was pulled over because the temporary paper license plate on his new car flapped a bit
It's the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that has the final say, and they agreed that, while Texas' "exclusionary rule" bans illegally seized evidence from trial, federal precedent dictates it can be introduced if it was first confirmed by an indepe
Police in Riverside County, have been running an undercover sting investigation in a local school to hunt down small time teenage drug vendors and users. The semester long operation resulted in the arrest of 25 different teenagers, all of whom
A common pastime among the residents of the Internet's seedy underbelly is spying on people through their webcams then using the pictures to harass and blackmail the victims. This kind of hacking went mainstream when Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf was na
WASHINGTON (AP) — The police officers who patrol America's colleges are empowered these days to do far more than respond to campus emergencies. Campus police around the country are increasingly expanding their jurisdiction beyond the school and