U.S. soldiers in Iraq who try to read about the Wikileaks disclosures or read coverage of them in mainstream news sites on unclassified networks get a page warning them that they're about to break the law.Read more »
Remember Gilberto Matamoros, the Miami man who was shown on YouTube being beaten by police as he lay on the ground? After the government said he wouldn't be charged, they changed their mind, charging him with "resisting arrest without violence" because he tried to cover his head while the police beat him. He finally stopped covering his head once he was knocked out and had to be rushed to a hospital.Read more »
In the midst of swirling controversy about cops and cameras, Luis Luna was put under arrest for filming police in action—not by a rogue patrolman misunderstanding official department policy, but by none other than the assistant chief of police.Read more »
They weren't exactly using lethal weapons, but a food fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend landed them both in jail early Wednesday, authorities say.....Read more »
"Man arrested for 'disorderly conduct' flying a kite rigged with LEDs after St. Paul, MN residents reported a UFO. After repeated flights an officer told Sawka, 'If I catch you doing this again, I'll come and find you and put you in jail.'"Read more »
A panel of marijuana criminal defense attorneys on the opening day of NORML's 39th Annual National Conference in Portland Thursday were unanimous and emphatic on one thing people with pot should do when confronted by police: exercise their right to remain silent.Read more »
The resisting-arrest conviction last week of Felicia Gibson has left a lot of people wondering. Can a person be charged with resisting arrest while observing a traffic stop from his or her own front porch?
Salisbury Police Officer Mark Hunter thought so, and last week District Court Judge Beth Dixon agreed. Because Gibson did not at first comply when the officer told her and others to go inside, the judge found Gibson guilty of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.Read more »
The article in the Keene Sentinel about Ian, Sam and Monica's arrest. It was edited at 9:20pm (during the show) to say that THREE were arrested, rather than just two (which is what was written when Marc read the article on the show). In fact, it was edited very shortly after Sean pointed out that 3 were arrested.... I guess the folks at the Sentinel listen to FTL?Read more »
Bernard von NotHaus is jailed, and LibertyDollar.org currently reads "Site Removed Due to Court Order". An e-mail is sent out to the Liberty Dollar mailing list with some details.Read more »
A man arrested at a July 4 house party is charged with a count of wiretapping, alleging he used his cell phone to film the police response. Police confirmed Tuesday that Adam H. Whitman, 20, of New Castle, was arrested on that charge. However, the charge is likely to be dismissed and/or replaced with another charge, possibly disorderly conduct or obstructing government administration. Whitman was "impaired by alcohol" when he was arrested and, when the case was later reviewed, wiretapping didn't seem to be "a viable charge."Read more »
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