Police Officers In Germany wear Marijuana Leafs on official Uniform.Read more »
Sometimes the NYPD's inanity is so perfect, so immaculately risible, that you just want to burst into applause and toss a bouquet of roses onto the hood of a squad car. Today is one of those days. According to a tipster, a cop parked in the bike lane on First Avenue near 23rd Street proceeded to write tickets for cyclists who weren't using the bike lane, because they had to ride around him to get by.Read more »
In seven years, New Orleans' crime camera program has yielded six indictments: three for crimes caught on video and three for bribes and kickbacks a vendor is accused of paying a former city official to sell the cameras to City Hall.Read more »
The rural US state of South Dakota is curbing crime with an alcohol sobriety program that is catching the attention of policy makers in regions as far away as Hawaii and the UK.Read more »
In a twist that should surprise no one familiar with how governments operate, the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado has announced that they may fund a new police unit using taxes on medical marijuana businesses. The unit, which would be part of the Colorado Springs Police Department, would be tasked with monitoring MMJ businessesRead more »
"Diop Kamau was a cop in California when his father was roughed up during a traffic stop by officers from another police department.
That incident prompted Kamau to quit his job as an officer and begin a new career documenting police abuses on videotape, especially those involving racial profiling, since he and his father are black.
This happened in the late 1980s, well before the internet began regularly broadcasting police abuse videos and even before the infamous Rodney King video.
Today, he runs a website titled Police Abuse where he frequently posts videos of these encounters."Read more »
Perhaps the most noteworthy G20 Toronto story that got attention was the story of "Officer Bubbles," the name given to a police officer, named Adam Josephs, who threatened to arrest a woman for assault if the bubbles she was blowing landed on him.
Officer Bubbles became a bit of an internet phenomenon, and others built on it, as normally happens in internet memes. Apparently, one person made cartoon versions of Officer Bubble arresting various famous people, such as President Obama and Santa Claus. Because of that, Officer Adam Josephs has now filed a $1.2 million defamation lawsuit.
Cop shoots himself in foot during Advanced Officer Survival Class...Read more »
20-year-old Courtney Winkels, a social worker from outside Toronto, blows bubbles near a line of police during the G20 summit of world leaders. Const. Adam Josephs, better known as 'Officer Bubbles,' appears on the scene to inform Winkels that "if the bubble touches me, you're going to be arrested for assault." Winkels puts the bubbles away while continuing to receive arrest threats from the officer. Moments later, Winkels is arrested.Read more »
Police in Orlando have concluded the level of force used in a takedown on an elderly man last month was approved.
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