"How would things be different, if police officers were given financial rewards and commendations for resolving dangerous situations peacefully, rather than for using force in situations where it's neither justified nor effective?"
Across America, law enforcement officers — from federal agents to state troopers right down to sheriffs in one-street backwaters — are operating a vast, co-ordinated scheme to grab as much of the public's cash as they can; "hand over fist,"
If this was true for all, it should be true for Wilson. But it's not true for all. If it had been you, or me, we would have been arrested immediately and the grand jury presentation would have been over in an hour or two. The rest would be flesh
Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Michael Brown wa
"Show of hands, who has something on them that they shouldn't have?" asked the officer, who said police would pat down every customer. "We're going to start over here in this corner. We're going to work our way around, and if we go by, if
"Assuming because of his appearance he was high on narcotics with out reason they began to sub due him, macing and beating him in the head as he fell to his face were he was then held with a great amount of force by two officers
If you don't want to get probed, poked, pinched, tasered, tackled, searched, seized, stripped, manhandled, arrested, shot, or killed, don't say, do or even suggest anything that even hints of noncompliance. This is the new "thin blue line"
Over the next two hours, he would be detained without charges, handcuffed and taken to a nearby police station. He also would be stripped of $17,550 in cash — money that he had earned through Smoking Roosters, a small barbecue restaurant he owned i
Kelly Roach of Orlando, Florida has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Maria Fernanda Godinez – but he never fired a shot. While he did have a handgun, it wasn't loaded. The fatal gunshot was fired by Officer Eduardo Sa
In a chilling show of militaristic thuggery, police in Oregon arrested a man for attempting to video record them blasting their way into a neighbor's home [at 4AM] as they served a search warrant. (VIDEO)
They had no idea that, beneath the water's surface, Ellingson's hands were cuffed behind his back. They did not know that the young man would soon slip to the bottom of the lake.
Jesse Fruhwirth was recording the Tesoro Refinery in Salt Lake City when he was stopped and questioned by what appeared to be an on-duty police officer. Salt Lake City police officer Yvette Zayas stopped Fruhwirth while driving a
Chicago is set to pay $1.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by the family of a man who was fatally shot by a police officer during a struggle with police who suspected him of taking part in an armed robbery.
After a call for help about a 19-year-old woman who reportedly threatened her family with a gun, San Jose police found the girl armed with only a cordless drill. They killed her anyway. Then they rounded up the cell phones.
In several episodes over recent months, Arlington police officers have been forced to flee the scene of a crime as cop watchers arrived with cameras, recording officers from a public space, leading officers to stop what they were doing.
To hear the FBI tell it, tracking down the secret server behind the billion-dollar drug market known as the Silk Road was as easy as knocking on a door.
The retired NYPD Deputy Inspector, who once sported a "Thug Life" tattoo, recalled his early career as a street gangster and drug dealer. By his account, Pegues was a very successful crack dealer who at the age of 17 attempted to murder a
In anticipation of Cyndi's refusal to collaborate, FBI agent Michael Sotka, who orchestrated the operation, paid Fairfax $500 and sent him to Oregon to make a phone call to Steele's home, thereby forging the "interstate nexus" used to justify
The city's inspector general issued a report questioning the diligence of city officials and private vendors in ensuring that the 2,398,136 tickets issued in 2013 -- nearly four tickets per resident, worth $171,680,640 -- were valid.
In October of 2013, four officers responded to a 911 call by a babysitter that an 8-year-old girl had a knife and was trying to cut herself. The family disputes the contention that the girl was cutting herself. According to the police report the disp
A Bronx man has accused a half-dozen NYPD officers of taking turns beating and kicking him after he asked an officer why he had been searched when she was responding to a noise complaint, according to ABC7.
The connection between the armed showdown that took place in Nevada, and the riots taking place right now in Ferguson Missouri, look closer. Both events illustrate just how close the American public is to a breaking point,
Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes.
Here is the body cam video Albuquerque police released to the media from the shooting death of Jeremy Robertson in July, a man they claimed was killed because he made officers fear for their lives. However, the footage begins
When Bobby Deal retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office last month, he did so with the promise of a nest egg worth at least $4.9 million, a sum he'll be paid over the next 25 years. Deal now earns nearly 50 percent more per year as a retire
The day after HISD police officers wrestled a 10th grade girl to the hallway floor of Sam Houston High School, the girl and her family protested in front of the campus demanding an investigation and an apology.
A human rights lawyer was arrested outside a Ruby Tuesday's in New York City as she waited for her children, who were inside using the restroom. NYPD officers who arrested her used "unreasonable and wholly unprovoked force"
Taking advantage of Defense Dept. offers of free or low-cost military hardware, Texas school districts have been helping themselves to high-powered weaponry, bullet-proof vests, and armored vehicles to militarize their campus police officers.
In a case that has some disturbing comparisons to the Bolger case out of Baltimore, a police chief in Atwater, Minnesota is accused of killing a boy's pet chicken and then leaving the hen's decapitated head near the chicken coop.
Let's look at the picture of the proud "warrior" to the right. If you were to strip this guy of his armored vest, M4 rifle, drop-leg holster, grenades, helmet, etc. what would we be left with? A saint? No. He'd still be the same, lumbering thug, a