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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Boston Police arrested about 100 protesters affiliated with the Occupy Boston movement in a swift raid on Dewey Square in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
The arrests were the culmination of a standoff between protesters and police after a weeklong protest in downtown Boston expanded into the northern part of Dewey Square. The protesters have permission to occupy the southern portion, but when they expanded into the northern part on Monday, Boston police decided to take action.Read more »
Dozens were arrested at the first Occupy Des Moines event Sunday night, including a former Iowa state representative and a 14-year-old girl. All but one of them have pleaded not guilty, and some are now asking how much the state's governor knew beforehand.Read more »
WEST PALM BEACH— More than three years ago, images of two West Palm Beach police officers kicking and punching a handcuffed suspect flashed across television newscasts, embarrassing city leaders and angering prosecutors who later called the case a "serious misuse of public trust."Read more »
JPMorgan Chase donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation, in the form of 1,000 new patrol car laptops, security monitoring software in the NYPD’s main data center, other technology resources, and funding. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple.Read more »
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council. Officials in a position to comment are saying that Awlaki is the only US citizen assassinated after being placed on a hit-list by this US government panel “to the best of their knowledge.” Note they are leaving themselves wiggle-room.Read more »
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.Read more »
Without evidence, charges, trial, or due process, President Obama has ordered the murder of an American citizen based on allegations of ties to terrorism. Congressman Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano blast this latest step down the road to tyranny. It's no longer a stretch to imagine this power being used to remove political opponents or those who criticize the government or who voice dissenting views.Read more »
Now let’s bring all the pieces together.
1) Drone strikes against US citizens branded “terrorists” are ok.
2) Collateral Damage of US citizens during Drone strikes is ok.
3) The definition of “combatant” has drifted to include inciteful speech.
4) The definition of “terrorist” has drifted to include crimes of dissent.
5) Drones are being programed to detect dissent.
6) Domestic police will soon be using unmanned aerial vehicles.
7) Military technology trickles down to local law enforcement.
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Parents are pulling their kids out of the schools in Alabama for fear that the government will deport them.Read more »
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