Cracked.com article about legitimate medical uses for illegal drugs.Read more »
Cops break into a man's home looking for drugs and hold him hostage, traumatizing the residents, causing significant property damage, and refuse to pay for it.Read more »
Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers will target five counties during Memorial Day weekend. Judges will be on call to approve warrants around the clock and medical technicians will be available to draw blood while DUI suspects are held.Read more »
SWAT team raids Seattle OWS organizers with a warrant looking for "anarchist materials."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 »
Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf.Read more »
It is now illegal in Virginia to trick or treat after the age of twelve. "If any person over the age of twelve (12) years shall engage in the activity commonly known as "trick or treat" or any other activity of similar character or nature under any name whatsoever, he shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor."Read more »
The parents of a 16-year-old suicidal boy spoke only with CBS Atlanta News' Wendy Saltzman after their son was gunned down by a police sniper in Cherokee County.
Lisa and Nick Messina said their son was killed at the hands of the officers they called for help.Read more »
For the fifth time in less than two months, Austin police arrested a man while video recording them in public. This time it was Joshua Pineda, 26, a member of the Peaceful Streets Project, the organization that focuses on video recording police as they interact with the public. But this time, they did not confiscate his phone, which most likely was a result of Pineda exercising his right to remain silent while incarcerated.Read more »
Government employees are tired of people wrecking their red light cameras so they did what any good bureaucrat would. They installed cameras to watch the cameras. Seriously, I am not making this stuff up!Read more »
...In 1785, a resolution authorized the secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs to open and inspect any mail that related to the safety and interests of the United States. The ensuing inspections caused prominent men, like George Washington, to complain of mail tampering. According to various historians, it also led James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe to correspond in code. That is, they encrypted their letters to preserve the privacy of their political discussions.Read more »
"It could have been done better. I was arrested for not smiling. I have Parkinson's," he said, adding that he realized the officers were working long hours and trying to control the event properly, but they had not, in his case, acted correctly. He said he did not want to make further comment until he received a response from Surrey police.Read more »
TACOMA, Wash. — KIRO TV’s investigative unit has discovered Tacoma police used force to arrest and handcuff an innocent deaf woman after she called 911 for their help. Instead of an apology, she ended up bloody and in jail for nearly three days without an interpreter before a prosecutor declined to press charges.Read more »
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Working in a stout former bank building with windows closed and air conditioners humming, Orleans County sheriff's deputies didn't know what was happening in their parking lot until a neighbour called 911Read more »
Anaheim mayor demands federal investigation after cops kill two men in two days
The mayor of Anaheim, California is asking for federal assistance in an investigation of the local police department after law enforcement officers shot and killed two men in separate incidents over the weekend.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 »
The Keene Activity Center (KAC) is a place where (mostly) young libertarians and anarchists in Keene, New Hampshire congregate to talk philosophy, plan activism (including civil disobedience), and generally relax and socialize. Apparently the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been trying very, very hard to infiltrate the KAC, judging from this account of the arrest of one of the club’s members, Rich Paul, on marijuana charges.Read more »
DWI = 2 years in Solitary Confinement. Man was pulled over in New Mexico and arrested for DWI. While at the station being entered in to the system the police noticed that he was mentally unstable. So instead of calling in a dr they throw him in solitary confinement which is where he stayed for the next 22 months.Read more »
Internet freedom fighter, Aaron Swartz, commits suicide after government threatens him with a million dollar fine and up to 35 years in prison for downloading too many old journal articles.Read more »
The city of Chicago is asking a judge to erase a landmark verdict that found there exists a code of silence in the police department that leads officers to protect rogue colleagues — a legal move that critics say is calculated to deny others suing over alleged police abuse from citing the decision as a precedent.
City officials are seeking to pay Karolina Obrycka $850,000 if a federal judge will overturn last month's jury verdict. (So, of course Karolina is wants the verdict vacated too - very clever)Read more »
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