"Be advised that everybody on the property is trespassing." So said a Creek County Sheriff Department officer as he ordered activists off of private property yesterday. He and his fellow officers looked like they were dressed for combat in a war zone, but in fact they had come to evict a woman from her home in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The following photos depict those officers, dressed in combat fatigues and carrying assault weapons, before and during arrests of activists affiliated with Occupy Denver at yesterday's foreclosure defense.Read more »
OCTOBER 30--A New Mexico cop shot a 10-year-old student in the chest with a 50,000-volt taser gun during a “career day” visit to the boy’s school, an accident that resulted in the officer’s brief suspension and recently triggered a civil lawsuit, records show.Read more »
A Cleburne teenager was hit with a Taser by police while he was having a medical emergency, and the incident was caught on tape.
It now means police in the city of Cleburne will be required to watch another video – a diabetes training video.
"They break down my door," Black recounts. "I'm sitting there in my wheel chair. I'm about 100 pounds of shriveled-up cancer and a threat to no one." What came next, she says, was much more harrowing. "Sergeant Bob Sima puts a gun to my face, finger on the trigger, no safety and walks around me," Black states, pausing to emotionally gather herself. "There's no reason, except for to threaten my life, for an intimidation factor, to put a gun to my head."Read more »
The IPCC is investigating an incident in Chorley, where an innocent person was struck by a 50,000-volt stun gun. Colin Farmer, 61, was hit after reports of a man walking through Chorley, Lancashire, early on Friday evening, with a sword. He said he initially thought he was being attacked by hooligans when he was struck by the Taser.Read more »
Members of the state’s 150-man elite police force have been trying to get to the bottom of who’s behind parody Twitter accounts lampooning city council members. The mock tweeters include one councilman’s moustache. Another from the handle Laughable Loll cracked, “I shined my head extra special for tonight so the camera would reflect off of it.” Not laughing is the local prosecutor. He says the tweets may run afoul of harassment laws and asked the Rangers to investigate.Read more »
A 22-year-old man with severe food allergies died in the Snohomish County jail after a pot bust. She said her son brought along a bag of medications needed to control his allergies and asthma. He turned himself in on a warrant that was issued when he missed a court date. "He was scared," his mother said. "I said, 'You are doing the right thing. They are going to take care of you.' He said, 'I have a bad feeling that they are not going to take me seriously.'"Read more »
Two police officers repeatedly pummeled a shirtless man in a Jewish youth center in Brooklyn after they roused him from sleeping and moved to arrest him, surveillance video released Sunday night shows. Cops showed up at the Aliya Institute on E. New York Ave. in Crown Heights on the evening of Oct. 8 after receiving a call about a fight between two men, a community source told the Daily News.Read more »
When 17-year-old New York City resident Alvin faced repeated harassment from Police, he took matters into his own hands. He secretly recorded his encounter with two police officers...
Alvin asks the officers, who threatened violence if he didn’t stop asking questions, “What am I getting arrested for?” One of the officers harshly responds: “For being a f*ck#$%g mutt! You know that!?”Read more »
Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran revealed today that 19-year-old University of South Alabama freshman Gil Collar obtained and ingested LSD at BayFest Friday night before he returned to campus, stripped naked and assaulted people in passing cars. Minutes later, Collar was shot dead by a campus police officer, identified today as 27-year-old Travis Austin, a four-year veteran of the force.Read more »
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