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Simple Justice

We are well past the point where an explanation is needed that photography or videotaping of police in the public performance of their duties is not a crime. Indeed, it’s a right. Or using the language of the law, a “firmly established right” for th

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Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

The FBI has yet to explain why law enforcement shot and killed Ibragim Todashev last May. He was shot several times while being questioned in his Orlando apartment. An autopsy was conducted, but the FBI blocked its public release. An internal investi

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AP

A police officer in South Carolina shot a 70-year-old motorist who was reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck, investigators said. The man was expected to survive.

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Former Chicago police Supt. Jody Weis — who ordered the re-investigation of David Koschman’s death — says he’s troubled that high-ranking cops apparently fabricated a self-defense claim to avoid charging a nephew of Mayor Daley.

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Simple Justice

The initial reaction to a huge win is always the same: Elation. It doesn’t happen often, and it means one more innocent life is snatched from the belly of the beast. And so the Court of Appeals decision in People v. Adrian Thomas, suppressing

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Photography Is Not a Crime

Not only is a South Florida woman preparing to sue the Broward County Sheriff’s Office after she was violently dragged out of her car for recording a traffic stop last year, a North Florida man is suing the Bay County Sheriff’s Office for arresting h

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