Editor’s Note: The following is a selection from a speech by Mises Institute President Jeff Deist at the Southwest Regional Mises Circle in Houston, “The Police State: Know It When You See It,” on January 18, 2014.
An East Haven cop who claimed he was in fear for his life when he arrested a priest for video recording him as he bullied an Ecuadorian immigrant in a convenience store was sentenced to 30 months in prison , indicating justice prevails
It was a Charleston police sting unlike any other: An undercover cop dressed casually like a tourist taking a ride on a rickshaw. The goal was to see if any of the drivers were giving illegal speaking tours of the city's numerous sight-seeing spots.
If it weren’t for the costume in which Ohio resident Ricky Vitte, Jr. dresses each day, he would probably be facing felony child sex abuse charges and the prospect of being designated a violent sexual offender for life.
Almost two years ago in Culpeper, Virginia, Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright shot and killed Patricia Ann Cook in a parking lot outside of a private school. That now former cop is serving three years in jail after being convicted of manslaughter
When Miami police brass first found out about officers protecting a sports-betting ring run out of a Liberty City barbershop, they had no idea how bad the resulting federal investigation would turn out. Eventually, a dozen officers were
Several people claiming they were victims of illegal body cavity and strip searches in Milwaukee have amended their federal civil rights lawsuit to name several additional police officers as defendants, including some involved in the Derek Williams c
An old-time retired cop explains the difference between then and now, between a knock on the door and a battering ram, between a police car and an armored vehicle, between one or two officers and a SWAT team, between seeing a cop and
Fullerton police began making random arrests during a protest against the Kelly Thomas verdict, including pouncing on an independent journalist who was live streaming the action. Although police managed to turn off PMBeer’s camera, whose
Kang Wong is an 84-year-old New York resident who doesn’t understand English. Late in the afternoon on January 19, Wong was crossing the street when a police officer, believing the elderly man was jaywalking, ordered him to stop.
The police declared the protest an unlawful assembly. Officers in riot gear came to disperse the crowd, and arrested at least 10 for not complying. A black police van was spotted driving around snatching protesters off the streets.
When deputies arrived, the teen was outside. As they pulled up next to him, he allegedly approached deputies with a hammer and a sharp object, the sheriff’s department said. The teen then attempted to attack one of the deputies, the sheriff’s departm
If you recall, Torrence Police Department was responsible for a shootout with an unarmed innocent man during their search for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner. Surfer Perdue only survived due to the poor marksmanship of Torrence McGee.
A police officer in Union City, Oklahoma, was arrested for allegedly stealing a former colleague’s gun and selling it to a convicted felon. 32-year-old Officer Scottie Brothers was charged with possession of stolen property and providing firearms
As much as we may believe the acquittal is an outrage, and our sense of justice is fundamentally offended by this outcome, it’s time to step back from the emotional reaction and consider the doctrinal consequences of this call for reprosecution.
Except apparently it does, if you work in law enforcement. The quote is from the lawyer for David Perdue, one of 3 people police in California mistakenly fired upon during last February's manhunt for cop killer (and former cop) Christopher Dorner.
A straight-A student suffered a ruptured testicle during a patdown by Philadelphia police and was then charged with resisting arrest. Darrin Manning got off the subway on his way to play in a high school basketball game with 12 teammates
Police in Oklahoma highway police are facing questions this week after beating an elderly deaf Oklahoma man, Pearl Pearson, 64, after he allegedly refused to comply with their orders during a routine traffic stop.
Some think it’s a joke, or at least a half-joke, that the First Rule of Policing is make it home for dinner. Police in Dallas aren’t finding it funny at all. It’s the First Rule, the prime motivation. And because of the shooting of 19-year-old Kelv
The 14-year-old kid who was suspended for school last week after a deputy accused him of “instigating” a fight, even though a video shows him trying his best to walk away from the bully trying to instigate the fight, filed an internal affairs complai
If Kelly Thomas had lived in Communist North Korea, rather than conservative Orange County, California, he might have survived his encounter with the police.
According to Commissioner Bratton, the problem of stop and frisk is more or less solved. He says, "The number of stops has fallen dramatically and in some instances it has stopped altogether."
Greg Snider was in a Houston, Texas parking lot, on the phone making a business call. While in the lot, a homeless man approached his car and asked for change. Snider gave him 75 cents and then drove off. The shocking thing that happened next
You may recall that Eckert filed a federal case against the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals at the Gila Regional Medical Center. Eckert was stopped on a minor traffic violation
In the middle of the night in March of 2012, NYPD officers burst into the Bronx home of Gerald Bryan, ransacking his belongings, tearing out light fixtures, punching through walls, and confiscating $4,800 in cash.
The New York Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the cases of Adrian Thomas and Paul Aveni, addressing the issue of police lying and manipulating an interrogation to obtain a confession.
7 Border Patrol agents stormed into a man’s house without a warrant after midnight, demanding he turn over cell phone video he had recorded Monday afternoon of an agent repeatedly punching a man laying facedown on the ground.
While police generally need a warrant to search you or your property — during a traffic stop, police only need probable cause to legally search your vehicle.
A California high school student was suspended after a deputy accused him of instigating a fight with another boy despite a video clearly shows he was walking away from the boy who kept pushing and shoving and hoping to instigate a fight.
Detective Sgt. Scott Biumi, 48, of the DeKalb County PD was caught on video pulling a gun on Ryan Mash, 18, who was at the front a McDonald's drive-thru line, because he felt the young man was responsible for "holding up" the line.