German thought police raided the homes of a host of Germans for allegedly posting "anti-migrant messages, anti-Semitic messages and songs with banned lyrics" on social media, the Associated Press reports.
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say they've raided 10 residences in the German capital in a crackdown against far-right hate speech on social media.
Today, the California Attorney General's office of Kamala Harris, who was elected with tens of thousands of dollars from taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, seized all video footage showing Planned Parenthood's criminal trade in aborted baby parts, in addition to my personal information. Ironically, while seizing my First Amendment work product, they ign
The Justice Department is lifting its suspension on the civil asset forfeiture "equitable sharing" program, which has allowed local and state police forces to reap a portion of the profits from seizing property from citizens, regardless of their conviction.
The controversial practice allows police to seize and keep cash and property from people who have never been convicted, and in many cases, never charged with wrongdoing under federal rather than state law. Under the federa... (more)
Phoenix, AZ — Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford has been charged with the second-degree murder of Daniel Shaver, an innocent father of two. The shooting was captured on his body cam.
On January 18, Brailsford, along with several other officers, responded to a call about a suspect with a rifle in a hotel room. The 'rifle' was nothing more than a pellet gun that was used in Shaver's business of pest control. However, Shaver was not in possession of the pellet gun when he was mu... (more)
A Tennessee motorist who drove normally and, in a judge's opinion, passed his field sobriety tests will nevertheless stand trial for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The state Court of Criminal Appeals earlier this month reinstated charges against Anthony John Silva, despite his excellent roadside performance.
The case began on January 19, 2014 when Franklin Police Officer Adam Cohen claimed he saw Silva driving at 46 MPH in a 35 zone. Officer Cohen testified that the... (more)
He's not out of the woods yet though, an angry government prosecutor is still seeking to get him for misdemeanor "jury tampering," saying if jury nullification fliers are allowed to be distributed "every trial" could have to be stopped.
"You have to trust the government," Justice Department attorney Richard Roberts unctuously told Jesse Trentadue. Seeking to understand why his younger brother Kenneth had died while in federal custody, Jesse, a trial attorney in Salt Lake City, had asked to see the findings of a federal grand jury investigation of the case.
In an incandescent response to Roberts's patronizing dismissal, Trentadue reminded the Justice Department funct... (more)
A young woman that filed a federal lawsuit against Sonoma County, California after a sheriff's deputy choked her and grinded her face in gravel, says prosecutors filed charges against her in retaliation.
Gabrielle Lemos, 19, was celebrating her graduation from Petaluma High School at her family's home on June 13 when deputy Marcus Holton responded to the scene to investigate a possible domestic violence situation involving her sister.
Police in North Carolina located and charged a man who posted a video on social media of himself careening off the road in order to strike a Donald Trump campaign sign.
On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders supporter and Wilmington resident Julien Schuessler posted a video to Facebook showing him deliberately drive his Jeep off the road and straight into a pro-Trump sign.
John Antoine, an 86-year-old Tasered by a police officer while cooking soup, has been cleared of charges, a court ruled. The elderly man's apartment had been raided by officers searching for his granddaughter's boyfriend, said to be suicidal after running out of medication.
The incident took place while Antoine was cooking soup at his Brooklyn home back in October. Standing in the kitchen with a knife in one hand and an onion in the other, little did he imagine that a group of... (more)
Dash-cam video has emerged showing two Minnesota officers with the Blaine police department detaining a drunken man they found in a car with his penis exposed, only to allow him to leave after they realized he was a cop. The officers had responded on Nov. 7 to a call of alarm at the Lexington Avenue Fleet Farm where they found a car running in the parking lot with a man passed out in the drivers seat.
According to police records, the officers spied "open containers of silver... (more)
In June, 2012, thousands of dollars worth of jewelry was taken in a home burglary from the family of David Belles. The items included a tennis bracelet, a diamond necklace and several valuable rings. Ramsey County, Minnesota sheriff's deputy Thomas Rudenick was assigned the case but there was a twist: he would latter re-steal the jewelry.
In pawn shop surveillance footage, Rudenick was caught. He sold some of the items for only a fraction of what they were worth after tracki... (more)
PITTSBURGH (CN) - Pennsylvania police illegally arrested a Native American for what its police chief called an "unpatriotic" desecration of the flag, which he spray-painted and hung upside-down on his own porch - which happened to be across the street from the police station, the man claims in court.
Joshuaa Brubaker sued Allegheny Township and its Police Chief Leo Berg III, who was the assistant chief when Brubaker was arrested in May 2014, for violating Pennsylvania's flag... (more)
Javier Ortega Jr. says his last memory before waking up severely beaten in the hospital was gassing up his car on the way home after spending some time with his kids. On December 5, the Texas man wrecked into a rock wall on McCombs Street in Northeast El Paso following a Christmas parade and evening that ended with him falling asleep at the home of this children's mother.
Ortega is diagnosed with epilepsy and suffers from gran mal seizures. Prescription medication he takes usual... (more)
"Mr. Hart, do you contest the legitimacy of the federal government of the United States of America?"
That question was posed to former Idaho State Representative Phil Hart a few minutes into his February 3 federal bankruptcy hearing. By asking that question, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Newman transmuted the proceeding into a heresy trial.
Dover, DE -- Caught on dash cam video kicking a compliant man in the face and breaking his jaw, a police corporal announced his resignation from the department after the city agreed to pay him $230,000 over the next six years. Although the ex-cop is prohibited from returning to work at the Dover Police Department, the agreement does not prevent him from seeking employment with other law enforcement agencies.
In August 2013, Cpl. Thomas Webster of the Dover Police Department was ca... (more)
PHOENIX (CN) - Arizona State University's Police Department falsifies crime statistics to make the university seem safer than it is, and harassed officers who objected to the "culture of corruption," six officers claim in court.
Charles Cornfield et al. sued the Arizona Board of Regents, former ASU Police Chief John Pickens, current Police Chief Michael Thompson, and 10 other ASU employees on Feb. 17 in Maricopa County Court.
San Jose, California — Confrontational rhetoric that threatens the use of violence against police should be treated as a federal hate crime, insists the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Explicit threats of lethal violence by police against their critics, however, are considered an exercise in constitutionally protected free speech. This helps explain why the San Jose Police Department has reinstated Officer Philip White, who had been fired following a series of tweets threatening activists assoc... (more)