That conviction was upheld by the Arizona Court of Appeals, which ruled that although the arrest was unwarranted and illegal, Bear had engaged in an illegal act of “self-help” by refusing to submit to abduction with appropriate meekness.
Less than a month after Broward Sheriff’s attorney sat on a panel claiming his department is fully trained to respect the rights of citizens to record in public – berating me for having suspected otherwise – evidence emerged confirming he is full of
An article by Florida lawprof John Stinneford, entitled “The Illusory Eighth Amendment.” As much fun as the 8th may be, the part that made this had little to do with it, but rather with the Supreme Court’s punting in Miranda v. Arizona.
It's about how when Peretz Partensky called 911 when he stumbled across an injured biker on a San Francisco street, it led to him being shoved, tackled, kneed in the temple, having an existing elbow injury exacerbated, cuffed face down
Oklahoma law enforcement officers beat a man to death before confiscating his wife’s cell phone after she video recorded the incident, leaving the key piece of evidence in the hands of the killers.
A New York City cop beat up and arrested a man for video recording him inside a subway station from 30 feet away Saturday night, walking up to him and getting in his face all while claiming the man was invading his personal space.
Clueless Hawthorne police beat and Tasered a deaf man as he signaled to them that he was deaf and his friend had loaned him the snowboard he was carrying, the man claims in court.
A 27-year-old Pickens, South Carolina woman was arrested and detained this week for failing to return a VHS she rented in 2005 from a local video store. The woman, Kayla Finley, had gone to the police station to report an issue regarding harassment
Couldn't have happened to a better guy~
A Highway Patrol trooper who caught another officer speeding to an off-duty job at 120mph is suing for more than $500,000 - saying his allies harassed her after he was fired.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California -- A provocative patent filed by Google suggests that the information giant wants to devise an APP that will automatically forward videos and photos to police agencies. The patent refers to "Mob Source Phone Video Collabora
An officer took a neighborhood dispute over unleashed dogs into his own hands. After arriving at the dog-owner's house, the cop immediately started kicking the dog and in a matter of 38 seconds had shot it to death. The community is outraged after vi
A 55-year-old man sustained a cut to his hand Saturday night when a relative swung a hatchet at him during a domestic dispute. When officers arrived, the victim’s dog charged officers, who shot and killed the dog. The dispute began with an argumen
We recently discussed the decision by the Los Angeles district attorney not to charge officers who shot up a vehicle of an innocent man because they were acting in "an atmosphere of fear and extreme anticipation."
Cops have killed well over 5,000 Americans since 9/11. Many of these killings have occurred during no-knock raids, which have risen by 4000% since the 1980s.
Henry Magee was sleeping when armed intruders burst into his home at dawn. Knowing only that he and his family were at mortal risk, Magee grabbed a gun and opened fire, fatally wounding Sgt. Adam Sowers, who was part of a police task force
A Southern California man is accusing Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies in a federal civil rights lawsuit of attacking him and using a Taser on his genitals while his mother watched. Daniel Johnson, 26, filed the lawsuit in January against
"If you’re 21, male, living in one of these neighborhoods, and you’re not in our computer, then there’s definitely something wrong," insisted VCSU officer Boyer. This isn’t because such people are unjustly abused innocent people, but rather particula
. . . why a gang of Palm Beach County, Florida cops had to shoot their unarmed and naked son three times, killing him, in order to “apprehend” him after an apparent drug-induced rampage.
Jacob Gocheski was a teen with issues, which was why he went to school at the Parsons Child and Family Center. To get there, he took a bus, but the driver wasn’t comfortable with this troubled kid, and so the Rotterdam police were called
Unfortunately, the officer arrested a fire fighter who was struggling to help the seriously injured driver and other victims. The police officer ordered a fire fighter to move his truck and the fire fighter said that he was too busy saving the life o
A former Gore police officer charged with setting fire inside his home while his wife and stepdaughter were inside received a deferred sentence. “The very fact that you got this charge against you shows incredibly bad judgment,” the judge said.
On February 3, news emerged that the city of Chicago, now run by former Obama right-hand man Rahm Emanuel, is issuing $900 million in bonds, $100 million of which is going directly to pay off plaintiffs of lawsuits against the city.
It found that she was entirely unable to fulfill the basic functions of a police officer while Glemba was competing with elite athletes. She was also featured on a radio program for ripping out a kitchen and putting in a new one only months after
Most gun owners are familiar with the maxim “Gun registration is a prelude to confiscation.” Relatively few understand the role of gun registration in threat assessments used to justify paramilitary police raids.
Watch this video, taken from a police raid in Des Moines, Iowa. Send it to some people. When critics (like me) warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about.
Watch this video, taken from a police raid in Des Moines, Iowa. Send it to some people. When critics (like me) warn about the dangers of police militarization, this is what we’re talking about. You’ll see the raid team, dressed in battle-dress unifor
Homeland Security Theater productions follow a rigid formula. A suitably unpleasant and easily manipulated person is identified by undercover operatives, carefully cultivated as a “villain,” the lured into saying something stupid
The flashing of a car's headlights is a near universal warning that a police officer lurks nearby, eager to issue an expense expensive speeding citation. After the Ellisville, Missouri threatened $1000 fines to discourage the practice, US District Co
The Goodblankets' version of events differs from a description given by Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples, who says his deputies were justified in shooting the young man. Two deputies, Dillon Mach and Chance Avery, are on leave while