Do you think your police department has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol? Think again. Many suburban departments actually have clauses in their union contracts which prevent any kind of discipline for officers with substantial amounts of alcohol in their systems -- even those nearing the state definition of legally drunk, an investigation by the Better Government Association and NBC Chicago reveals.Read more »
Fresno State student is disciplined for questioning racist poem published in school newspaper. He video tapes his questioning of school officials.Read more »
The president of the Manchester Patrolman's Association has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with felony reckless conduct and driving under the influence following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night.Read more »
Judging the man to be a homeless panhandler, a police officer asked him to leave, a confrontation ensued, a Taser was drawn, other officers were called and the man was taken down and handcuffed. The man cuffed and threatened with jail was neither homeless nor panhandling. He was a Purple Heart and multiple Bronze Star recipient. His case has resulted in an internal police investigation, sharp questioning from Fort Knox officials, and a potential lawsuit. But it also has prompted a new mandatory training program for police. Louisville Metro Police Lt. Col.Read more »
"Officer Lopez traveled in excess of 100 mph more than 100 times," said David Schulson, assistant state attorney. Broward County Judge Melinda Brown accepted a request from Lopez's lawyers to keep the case off his record. She said she hoped it would be a lesson to all law enforcement officers to obey the speed limit.Read more »
It appears that dozens of members of Congress each and every year escape DWI/DUI arrests by invoking their congressional privilege of immunity (Article one, Section 6). The privilege was originally provided over 200 years ago to protect members of CongressRead more »
Four muslim girls get off with community service for severely beating white girl while Emma West has child taken and will spend holiday in jail for racist rantRead more »
No CIA personnel will face criminal charges for destroying videotapes of harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.Read more »
According to a Cornell University study, unattractive defendants are 22 percent more likely to be convicted than good-looking ones. And the unattractive also get slapped with harsher sentences — an average of 22 months longer in prison.Read more »
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