At first blush, the title of this post could be perceived as somewhat hyperbolic by those who still have an impression of America's police departments as bastions of safety, designed "to protect and to serve" the population of the "land of the free."
Nevada's Governor referred to the killings as an "act of senseless violence." That description applies just as appropriately to scores of incidents in which officers of the Metro PD have killed or mutilated innocent people
Mark Shurtleff was thousands of miles away when he received the news his son and daughter had joined the ever-growing ranks of Americans whose homes have been violated, and families have been terrorized, by SWAT raids.
Two Metro Police officers were killed at point-blank range while they ate lunch Sunday at a pizza restaurant in the northeast Las Vegas.
Matthew Heller was returning to his truck after having attended a Juicy J concert in Ybor City, Florida last February when he noticed something was wrong.
The problem with these incidents is "not that life has gotten that much more dangerous, it's that authorities have chosen to respond to even innocent situations as if they were in a warzone."
The Chicago Police Department announced it's using anti-riot-style policing to stop a supposed criminal trend dubbed "wilding." Police warned gravely that "kids [are] coming up and causing mayhem downtown" and
It seems that here in Florida it is a crime not to assist with an arrest or the capture of an escaped prisoner. That's right, you can go to jail for not jumping into the fray if a law officer asks you for help!
Two women watched a Minneapolis police officer us a Taser on a pregnant woman before she fell to her stomach near the light rail platform on Nicollet Mall, and they have video of the confrontation.
Tiny Serrano said his family called 911 hoping that paramedics would come to provide medical assistance because his sister had special needs, and she had not been taking her medication were shocked when deputies showed up
The ACLU had an appointment to review documents pertaining to a case investigated by a Sarasota police detective. But marshals swooped in at the last minute to grab the records, claiming they belong to the US Marshals Service
A Nassau County police officer accused of using excessive force against a suspect was indicted on assault charges, but the case was well underway in the court of public opinion as hecklers and supporters converged on the courthouse.
Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind h
She was among several citizens who were forcefully removed from the City Council meeting for attempting a "silent protest" – saying nothing, back turned to the Council, during her allotted 2 minutes of supposedly free speech.
The death of Miriam Carey, reports explained, who "tried to ram a barricade in front of the White House before speeding off." So she was shot to death from behind, as her one-year-old in a car seat survived.
The world Terrell inhabits is one in which police – acting as righteousness incarnate – kick in doors at 3:00 am and hurl incendiary devices into homes in order to arrest people on suspicion of non-violent drug offenses.
Brelo fired 49 shots at a 1979 Chevrolet Malibu. He fired more than any of the 13 officers who unloaded 137 shots at the car, after a 23-minute chase that began at the Justice Center and ended in an Cleveland middle school.
A SWAT team in Cornelia, Georgia attacked a 19-month old baby with a concussion grenade during a no-knock search. Just before three a.m. On May 28th, paramilitary police forces invaded a home where Alecia Phonesavanh was staying with her family.
The 8th Circuit made short shrift of the absurd arrest of Frank Snider for desecrating the flag. No big surprise there, as Snider v. City of Cape Girardeau was a slam dunk. But then it raises the hoary question of how neither the cop,
Customs and Border Protection tightened restrictions on when and how agents and officers will be allowed to use deadly force — changes that, had they been in place, critics say, might have prevented many of the 45 deaths at the hands of agents on dut
After Georgia's Mountain Judicial Circuit Narcotics Criminal Investigation and Suppression Team burned a toddler with a flashbang grenade during a drug raid on Wednesday, Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell told Access North Georgia:
A security guard at a high school in Oakland has been arrested and charged with a felony for an assault on a student in a wheelchair, caught on video by school surveillance cameras.
The United States Constitution, as Seattle police officers pretend to understand it, extends to police an unqualified right to the discretionary use of aggressive force, and prohibits "second-guessing" by those who are not members of the State's coer
An Oklahoma police officer is accused of firing his gun at two teenagers he caught making out in a car parked in a public school lot. The Tulsa Public Schools police officer spotted the couple about 1:30 a.m. Sunday on campus
In 2005, Steven Crawford, who was then a sergeant but now is chief, advised Wysokowski to "seek out and target younger drivers for motor vehicle stops. Crawford said he always could find an infraction when he stopped a vehicle.
A Fusion investigation has found he was just one of 56,922 people who were stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens Police Department between 2008 and 2013. That's the equivalent of more than half of the city's population.
A lawsuit filed against the city of Sherman, Tex. alleges a woman was beaten following a traffic stop until she was brain dead, that a officer gave orders to "tase the bitch," and police forced a bystander to stop filming the incident.
Dana Hills High School students were released from a four-hour lockdown Thursday after an empty rifle or shotgun carrying case was reportedly found in a campus parking lot.
“I stand behind what our team did,” insists Habersham County, George Sheriff Joey Terrell, referring to a 3:00 a.m. no-knock SWAT raid in which a 19-month-old child was severely burned by a flash-bang grenade. “There’s nothing to
The US Constitution, as Seattle police officers pretend to understand it, extends to police an unqualified right to the discretionary use of aggressive force, and prohibits “second-guessing” by those who are not members of the State's coercive caste.