A military veteran returned home after six years to witness the "freedom" he was protecting when he got on a bus near Los Angeles. He witnessed (and recorded) an encounter between police and a mentally handicapped resident wherein the police verbally abused the lady before one of the officers punched her in the face. After the incident, police then attempted to confiscate the video, but the veteran successfully stood his ground. Of course no investigation has begun into this abuse of police power.Read more »
"This footage is proof that Scott Olsen was shot in the face by police without provocation during the Occupy Oakland march on Tuesday October 25. The moment leading up to the shooting, Olsen was standing completely still. He was then hit in the head with a tear gas canister, which is potentially fatal."Read more »
Vet survives Iraq only to have skull fractured by Oakland police at protestRead more »
Acknowledgment of police brutality and police state measures increases...Read more »
At 2:00 am Thursday morning 80 officers in riot gear raided the encampment. Police formed a perimeter separating the protesters from their stuff as the Department of Public Works seized nine truckloads of supplies and equipment.
Protesters responded by forming a human chain to impede them from stealing their stuff. Police responded by cracking skulls. The first blow from the police occurs one minute in.Read more »
A bit after 10 p.m. on Saturday night in occupied Liberty Plaza, there was a celebration around the media tables. Photocopied facsimiles of Sunday’s New York Daily News were being passed around and photographed. After having held the plaza with hundreds of protesters at any given time for a week, and having kept the blocks surrounding the Stock Exchange barricaded by police all the while, the protest was finally getting serious news coverage.Read more »
A14 year old kid was fighting at a bus stop. When officer Alvarado approached the bus stop, the 14 year old ran away. The police officer was not going to allow someone as dangerous as a 14 year old kid to roam the streets so he chased the kid down and shot him (killing him in the process)Read more »
Lynwood Artis was sentenced to 30 days in jail for being the victim of what can only be described as a bizarre display of state power. Mr. Artis was enjoying a taco (probably without a permit) when he was questioned by police officer about a nearby unattended beer. When the cop didn't find Mr. Artis' answer satisfactory, he broke the man's leg and arrested him. After a mere 4 minutes in court, Mr. Artis found himself on his way to jail for "contempt of court" (ie: not standing on his broken leg).Read more »
Video footage of Las Vegas Police Officer Derek Colling, who has killed 2 people in the last 5 years including a 15 year boy, caught on tape beating Mitchell Crooks.
Another instance of police brutality caught on camera.Read more »
Yet another group of out of control bat-shit cops mislay their equanimity while on the job. How should/could society respond?Read more »
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