"[I]s there a constitutionally protected right to videotape police carrying out their duties in public? Basic First Amendment principles, along with case law from this and other circuits, answer that question unambiguously in the affirmative."Read more »
First Circuit Court of Appeals finds that a state law banning recording of police officers in public is unconstitutionalRead more »
Don't go to state-run entertainment -- you might die as a result of incompetency.
"A Star review of documents as well as interviews with weather and safety experts suggests the choice not to evacuate was just the last in a series of decisions by fair officials and state police to ignore meteorologists' recommendations, nationally accepted safety practices, and even the fair's own severe weather emergency plan."Read more »
Watch out for drunk cops on the roadways. Three people were taken to the hospital after this, the second reported case of Aurora police driving while intoxicated this week!Read more »
RENTON, Wash. -- Police say a series of cartoons mocking officers and other city workers are criminal, and the people who posted them online are guilty of cyberstalking.
One member of the police department has already been demoted, but investigators are looking for additional parties that may be involved after another string of cartoons recently surfaced.Read more »
I KNEW it! Proof that at least one police department has quotas for speeding tickets. They were even taken off normal patrols to issue moving violations. This story says they were supposed to write 18 tickets a day. Several cops are sueing LAPD for this as quotas are illegal.Read more »
A former Dunkin' Donuts employee has been charged with adding “nasal mucus” to the coffees of two town police officers.Read more »
Oceanside, CA Police Officer stops open-carry, freedom to record advocate and... actually acts like a civilized human being. Not enough to convince me that we aren't living in a police state, but I think it's worth giving this cop some credit. He allows the open-carry, he almost encourages this guy's right to record the interaction. I'm concerned that guys like this might be making all the rest look good!
Note: It is legal in the state of California to open-carry a firearm as long as it is not loaded.
A U.S. Army reservist twice charged and eventually acquitted of a 2005 homicide has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the city of Altoona, two police officials and a video expert of "willful, wanton and reckless" violation of his civil rights.Read more »
What happens if you refuse to accept their warnings? Could you be arrested for walking in a way the government doesn't like?Read more »
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