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Chicago cop under scrutiny for 3 shootings, 2 of them fatal

http://www.chicagotribune.com

FTA: "In the video, Flint Farmer was lying on the grass between the curb and the sidewalk. It was shortly before 2 a.m. on a June morning in the West Englewood neighborhood, and Farmer had been shot by a Chicago police officer. Then, according to the video, the veteran officer, Gildardo Sierra, stepped onto the parkway and walked a semicircle about the prone Farmer as three bright flashes went off. The flashes, captured by a police car video camera, were fatal shots fired into Farmer's back, officials say.

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24 Arrested for closing accounts at BofA

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24 people arrested for "trespassing" for trying to close their accounts with BofA

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Florida police can install secret GPS trackers without warrants

http://www.sun-sentinel.com

This fall a Supreme Court decision could force the police in Florida to require warrants before secretly installing GPS trackers. As of now, they do need a warrant saying it does not violate the Fourth Amendment.

"The police can't be trusted to police themselves," public Defender Howard Finklestein said. "There must be a check on police behavior or it will become an abuse of power. And the check has always been the Fourth Amendment."

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Costumed vigilantie arrested in Seattle for breaking up a fight

http://edition.cnn.com

The self-styled super hero ran in to break up a fight between a small group and a large group. He used pepper spray to fend off the fighters after he was attacked. He's been charged with four counts of assault.

Here's some choice quotes from the article:

Police spokesman Jamieson said Jones' actions were overkill. "If you see something that warrants calling 911, call 911. You don't need to dress up in a costume to do that."

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Man arrested for videotaping police in Huntington, WV.

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This is a youtube video of a man being arrested for videotaping police in Huntington, WV. His name is Joseph Pniewski.

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CA Appeals Court Approves Cell Phone Search During Traffic Stop

http://www.thenewspaper.com

The California Court of Appeal on September 26 approved a police officer's rifling through the cell phone belonging to someone who had just been pulled over for a traffic violation.

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I used to think "This Could Never Happen Here"....

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A China-born U.S. citizen and award-winning inventor of emission control systems for autos, Hu has written to the police who investigated him for infringing commercial secrets and met with the prosecutors who dropped the charges for lack of evidence. Yet he has not been allowed to leave - nor told why.

-"Kelvin" in Colorado

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MA Supreme Court Approves Charging Innocent Ticket Recipients

http://www.thenewspaper.com

Innocent drivers can be charged $75 to fight a traffic ticket, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

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Professor Takes Box Cutter to Students' Free Speech Wall

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Professor cuts out insult to Obama on students' 'free speech wall' with box cutter; Police threaten students with misdemeanor for public profanity

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Murder charges filed against 2 cops in beating death of Kelly Thomas

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

Charges finally filed against two Fullerton, CA police officers who beat Kelly Thomas, a homeless man, to death in July.

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