Austin Police Department pulled over a Peaceful Streets Project team that was observing police activity. The thug cop who forced Antonio Buehler out of the vehicle and detained him against his will was named Brown.Read more »
An update on previous show prep... http://www.freetalklive.com/content/homeless_man_shot_46_times_plastic_b... - The 6 officers charged with shooting Milton Hall (Saginaw, MI) 46 times for wielding a plastic knife were announced formally today, to have NO charges pressed on them. (Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC3OAMi9kjY&feature=share)Read more »
For 31-year-old Lucas Lamb of Greenville, Illinois, the wild evening of August 14 was filled with a speeding ticket, a twist of fate, and the sweet taste of revenge! (Or so he thought).Read more »
A sheriff's deputy in Lee county, FL was actually fired for use of excessive force on a handcuffed man and lying about the encounter! Video taken from one of the jail cameras contradicted the deputy's story and he was fired following an investigation.Read more »
A Bristol Herald Courier investigation of the charred living room – destroyed April 27 following a daylong police standoff – turned up the partially disintegrated remains of a canister that resembles the grenade, called a Triple Chaser.
Any use of such an outdoor-only device could negate any legal justification police had in destroying property when searching for their suspect that day, said use-of-force and defensive tactics expert Roy Bedard, of Tallahassee, Fla.Read more »
n the midst of what officials call an "appalling" and "alarming spike" in attacks on law enforcement around the country, officials are warning the success of sites such as Facebook and Twitter has made police even more vulnerable.Read more »
The City Council Public Safety and Education Committee released an 11-step plan Friday to strengthen public trust in the Seattle Police Department.
The measures include enhanced hiring standards and training of officers, monthly reports of sustained misconduct findings, drug-testing for officers involved in the use of deadly force and expedited review of possible criminal charges against officers.
Councilmember Tim Burgess, chairman of the committee, said the measures are meant to "stop the erosion of public confidence."Read more »
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