5th & Spring Downtown LA Chalk Walk Protest Draws Riot PoliceRead more »
TSA Agents at Louisville Airport Steal Deaf Man's Candy, Call Him "Fucking Deafie"
A group of students leaving the annual conference of the National Association of the Deaf in Louisville had a rather awful experience courtesy of the Transportation Security Administration in that city's airport. One of the travelers wrote about it on his blog:Read more »
Folly beach is the only Beach in SC that still allows open alcohol consumption. For the past two years - at least - the various bureaucrats have been trying desperately to come up with a good excuse to justify another ban. They'll get their way and alcohol will be banned on Folly Beach, but most people around here seem to know that the kops went there looking for a fight.
"Police say officers were trying to arrest a man for disorderly conduct, when a crowd then formed around them."Read more »
Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made more than 1.3 million requests for consumers’ cellphone records in 2011, an alarming surge over previous years that reflected the increasingly gray area between privacy and technology. Cellphone carriers, responding to inquiries from a member of Congress, reported responding to as many as thousands of police requests daily for customers’ locations, text messages and call details, frequently without warrants.Read more »
"They had helicopters. They had people all over here, you couldn't walk the streets. They got people detained for four hours out there on the ground like we shot this police officer."
This woman, a resident of the community that was searched, was especially angered that Bullard chose to identify his fake shooter as a black male. "That's not right. It's all they do around here. A black person. Everything that happens, a black person."Read more »
Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the "Homeland"
A joint project between Truthout.org and ACLU
Ten years after the devastating attacks on New York and Washington, the fundamental promises of American democracy are hanging by a thin thread. Promoted by a culture of war and fear, the US government has steadily chipped away at those legal protections that enabled 'we the people' to rule ourselves. "Ten Years Later: Surveillance in the Homeland" charts the course of this shift, exposing the rapid advent of a technologically advanced surveillance state in the shadows of the Twin Towers.Read more »
Seven Myths about the Police
The police exercise legitimate authority. The average police officer is not a legal expert; he probably knows his department protocol, but very little about the actual laws. This means his enforcement involves a great deal of bluffing, improvisation, and dishonesty. Police lie on a regular basis: “I just got a report of someone of your description committing a crime around here. Want to show me some ID?”Read more »
A $21 million civil rights lawsuit is being filed today against the city of White Plains, New York, and its police department over the death of 68-year-old African-American veteran, Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. He was shot dead by police officers inside his own home after he accidentally set off his medical alert pendant. Police have since acknowledged using racial slurs against Chamberlain — an act they have described as a "tactic" to distract him as they sought entry into his home. Today’s lawsuit comes less than two months after a Westchester County...Read more »
drug-sniffing dogs used by troopers are intentionally trained to operate as so-called "trick ponies", or dogs that provide officers false alerts.Read more »
Police in White Plains, NY kill 68 year old man while responding to a medical alert. They invaded his home, tasered him, shot him with bean bag rounds, then fatally shot him. Grand jury finds officers not guilty of any crime.Read more »
According to an Albany City Council member, the Albany Police Department has decided to back out of an agreement with Berkeley Police Department and UCPD to purchase an armored vehicle through a federal grant.
The $170,000 federal grant to purchase a Lenco BearCat will come from the Urban Areas Security Initiative, a Department of Homeland Security nonprofit organization that is intended to financially support agencies that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with “security enhancements.”...Read more »
A group of Sydney police officers just how great they are. After being called to a bus for a man who was too slow in showing a transit officer (not an actual cop, but a ticket checker essentially) his bus ticket, police decide to use a tazer on a man who made a smart comment. While in court for the incident, the group of police all collaborated and lied about the incident. What they didn't realize was that a passenger on the bus was video taping the whole thing.Read more »
HARLEM — The NYPD has created a "wanted" poster for a Harlem couple who film cops conducting stop-and-frisks and post the videos on YouTube — branding them "professional agitators" who portray cops in a bad light and listing their home address, DNAinfo.com New York has learned.Read more »
The 22-year-old Iowan was at the Sports Column watering hole early Saturday when a pair of Iowa City cops arrived to conduct a “bar check.” Officers then “made contact” with Corcoran, who “demonstrated poor coordination, repetitive speech and smelled strongly of an odor of an alcoholic beverage.” While estimating that he consumed a few beers over the previous three hours, Corcoran registered a .212 blood alcohol content when taking a post-arrest Breathalyzer test.Read more »
A woman in Houston, Texas, was arrested and jailed for 12 hours after she held up a make-shift sign to warn drivers about a speed trap.
Natalie Plummer was officially charged with walking in the roadway -- jaywalking, essentially -- though she says the police officers who arrested her were just angry that she had tipped off speeders.Read more »
Motorcyclist Busted So Police Can Peruse His Video Footage for Any Illegal Activity. Protect yourself from this kind of abuse and get your dashcam at freedomcam.net.Read more »
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