Cop Who Sought Photos of Teen's Erection in Sexting Case Commits Suicide Moments Before Arrest
ReasonDec 15
Police Detective David Edward Abbott, a member of the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, committed suicide Tuesday before law enforcement could arrest him on suspicion of sexually abusing minors.

Abbott, you will recall, was the detective in the noteworthy teen sexting case from July 2014, in which the authorities sought a warrant to take the 17-yea
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DEA Loses Big Drug Case, Thanks to Illegal Wiretap Warrants Prosecutor Calls 'Procedural Errors'
TechdirtDec 15
The DOJ's counsel warned the DEA that its illegal wiretaps would get them into trouble.
"It was made very clear to the agents that if you're going to go the state route, then best wishes, good luck and all that, but that case isn't coming to federal court..."

"They'd want to
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Colorado About to Require All Police Officers to Undergo Psychological Evaluations
Truth VoiceDec 15
Colorado ruled Monday that police officers in the state be required to undergo full psychological evaluations. The checks would occur before an officer is hired, and every time an officer changes jobs or jurisdictions in the state thereafter, the Denver Post reported.

According to the Post, state law already requires psychological evaluations but such checks are rarely carri
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Politician Who Profits From Mass Incarceration, Only One to Vote Down Legal Pot
The Free Thought ProjectDec 15
Wichita, KS – If you're a homeless person in Wichita, Kansas, City Councilman Pete Meitzner and his associates at The Lord's Diner will feed you. If you're caught with a joint and locked up at the Sedgwick County Detention Facility, Meitzner and his political associates will feast on you -- and any relatives who try to call you while you're incarcerated.

Three decades ago, recalls the investigative website Kansas Expo
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Only Cop Charged in Raid That Maimed a Baby Is Acquitted -- Police Still Blaming Toddler & Family
The Free Thought ProjectDec 15
"How is America going to justify this?" exclaimed Bounkham Phonesavankh after a federal jury in Georgia acquitted the former sheriff's deputy whose perjured affidavit precipitated a SWAT raid that nearly cost the life of his 19-month-old son.

"How can we explain this? I thought this country was built with the truth, and not a bunch of corruption and lying like t
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Copblocker On Trial, Facing Two Years in Prison For Recording State Troopers in Keene, NH
Cop BlockDec 15

14-Yr-Old Boy Brandishing Airsoft Gun Shot At 7 Times By Officer, Hit Once
InformationLiberationDec 14
A 14-year-old black boy was shot at seven times after allegedly pulling an airsoft gun on a Jacksonville police officer this past Friday. Fortunately, the officer was a terrible shot and only hit the boy with a single bullet in his leg. reports:
A Jacksonville teen with a history of mental illness is reco... (more)

Another Trustworthy Confidential Informant Allegedly Tied to Multiple Bogus Drug Arrests
TechdirtDec 14
The only thing as trustworthy as a cop's testimony are statements made by confidential informants. These are used to secure warrants and, occasionally, as supporting evidence in prosecutions. Never mind the fact that confidential informants are often career criminals who carry with them the innate desire... (more)

Crybaby Serial Rapist Cop Put On Suicide Watch After Head-Banging Courtroom Meltdown
The Free Thought ProjectDec 14
Oklahoma City, OK — Former Oklahoma City police officer and convicted serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw was recently put on suicide watch, after he was found guilty of 18 different sexual assault charges in court last week.

Last Thursday, when Holtzclaw was convicted, he threw a temper tantrum in court, crying uncontrollably and banging his head against the desk in front of him. He was ironically convicted on his 29th birthday, and after the verdict was read, many activists and victi
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Jury Acquits The Only Cop Who Faced Charges After a Drug Raid Maimed a Toddler
ReasonDec 14
On Friday a jury acquitted a former Georgia sheriff's deputy of federal civil rights charges in connection with a May 2014 drug raid that gravely injured a toddler. Nikki Autry, a Habersham County deputy who was serving as a special agent with the Mountain Judicial Circuit Narcotics Criminal Inve... (more)

Innocent Man Dies After Cop Smashed His Head Into The Concrete -- Cop Never Punished
The Free Thought ProjectDec 12
Seattle, WA — An innocent man has died this week after being in a coma and on life support since he was brutally attacked by a Seattle cop.

On May 10, 2009, Christopher Harris was walking down the street when he noticed 2 men, dressed in all black, running after him. As anyone would do when threatened by two maniacs chasing after you, Harris ran.

When the maniacs, who happened to be King County sheriff's deputies, caught up to Harris, one of them, Deputy Matthew Pau
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On-Duty Cop Arrested For Selling Drugs in Uniform From Marked Police Car
Police State DailyDec 12
An Indiana police officer was arrested on Thursday for selling drugs to an informant and undercover FBI agent while he was on-duty, in uniform, and in his marked police car.

Officer Donald Jordan was taken into custody at the Anderson Police Department at around 3 p.m. for possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and possession with intent to distribute Xanax, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Prosecutors also maintain that Jordan bartered sex for drugs a
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K-Pop Group Oh My Girl Detained At LA Airport On Suspicion of Being Sex Workers
BBCDec 12
A pop group has flown back to South Korea after officials in Los Angeles thought they might be sex workers.

The eight members were travelling to America for an album cover shoot but were detained for 15 hours in customs.

A statement from the group's record company, WM Entertainment, said authorities held them after going through their costumes and props.

"They seem to have mistaken them as sex workers," said a spokesman.

Oh My Girl, wh
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U.S. Police Leaders, Visiting Scotland, Get Lessons on Avoiding Deadly Force
New York TimesDec 12

Lulu's Inn Evacuated After Mic Stand Mistaken For Gun
9 NewsDec 12

Cops Shoots Unarmed Man On Video, For No Reason Then Covers It Up and Won't Be Charged
The Free Thought ProjectDec 11
Paradise, CA — Andrew Thomas, 26, made a deadly decision to get behind the wheel after he'd been drinking on Thanksgiving night. With his 23-year-old wife, Darien Ehorn in the passenger's seat, Thomas left the Canteena Bar and was immediately pursued by Paradise police officer Patrick Feaster.

In a pursuit that barely lasted a minute, Thomas loses control of his Toyota Four-Runner, hit the median and flipped over. Tragically, Ehorn was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scen
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That's Embarrassing -- Cop's Wife Caught On Video Stealing Christmas Gifts From Neighbor's Kids
The Free Thought ProjectDec 11
Lakeland, FL — In a move that is sure to bring shame on an officer's police department, the wife of a Florida cop was caught stealing the Christmas presents of her neighbor's children.

The alleged thief is 42-year-old Dana Hager, wife of a cop, who was already on probation after being found guilty of shoplifting at a Kohl's department store in April, according to court records.

To make this incident that much more insane, the home targeted by Hager belonged to a cop
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4 Bikers Shot in Waco With Same Rifle Type Police Use
Associated PressDec 11

"I'm Going to Rape Your F*****g Mother" NY Police Chief Finally Arrested For Brutal Act of Torture
William Norman GriggDec 10
Suffolk County, NY — James Burke, formerly the Chief of one of the largest police departments in the country, found himself handcuffed and facing federal civil rights charges on December 9th, reports the New York Times. Burke's arrest follows a lengthy investigation into allegations of torture, assault, subornation of perjury, and corruption in a case involving convicted thief... (more)

VIDEO: Police Officer & Young Cadets Struggle to Define 'Crime,' Justify Prohibition
InformationLiberationDec 10

YouTuber SocialExperimentalist quizzes police and young cadets on the nature of crime and its definition. Hilarity ensues.

H/t: r/ancap

Gun Control Fails: What Happened in England, Ireland, and Canada
Mises InstituteDec 10

Florida Cop Accused Deleting Video of Cop in Prostitution Video

Cop Gets Off Scot-Free After Punting An Innocent, Compliant Man's Head Like a Football On Video
The Free Thought ProjectDec 09
Dover, DE – Officer Thomas Webster of the Dover Police Department was finally indicted last May for kicking a man in the face during a despicable act of police incompetence in August of 2013. The attack was captured on the dash camera on another officer's car, which showed the victim, Latif Dickerson getting kicked in the face by Webster as he was complying with the officer's orders.

Dover Police Lt. Jason Pires said that the department chose to release the video immediately after
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Police Chief Gets $260k Golden Parachute After Covering Up His Own Drunken Hit and Run
William Norman GriggDec 09
South Bound Brook, NJ — In yet another of the endless illustration of the fact that police and their political cronies constitute the American equivalent of the Soviet nomenklatura, a police chief who was involved in a drunken hit-and-run collision last Spring, then lied and obstructed the investigation, will not only escape criminal charges, but will be given a ... (more)

TN High School Students Thrown In Jail Over Saggy Pants
Police State DailyDec 09
Two Tennessee high school students experienced the wonders of the police state after spending a weekend in jail for wearing saggy pants.

According to the Bolivar Central High School dress code, "pants must be worn and fitted at the waist line," and "low slung, baggy seat, baggy legged, or bell bottom pants are not permitted."

The two teens were sentenced to 48 hours in the Hardeman
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Police State Worship: Cop Acquitted For Tasing Unconscious Handcuffed Man 28 Times On Video
The Free Thought ProjectDec 09
Rapid City, SD -- Caught on video shooting a handcuffed and unresponsive man 28 times with her Taser, a former Oglala Sioux police officer was acquitted Tuesday of assault and obstruction charges. Although the ex-cop would have continued tasing the barely coherent man lying on the ground, concerned witnesses ordered her to stop abusing the handcuffed man and helped him into a patrol car.

On August 15, 2014, Oglala Sioux Police Officer Rebecca Sotherland responded to a call reporti
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Two Innocent Black Men Shot by Police, Then Falsely Accused of Murder
Courthouse News ServiceDec 09
LOS ANGELES (CN) - An Inglewood police officer shot down two innocent and unarmed men, without warning or questions and without identifying himself, the men say in Federal Court.

Thirty-five-year-old Robert Pickett, of Los Angeles, and Darryl Lewis, 39, of Gardena, say they spent the day grilling burgers with friends and were picking up some dumbbells and checking on one of Pickett's cousins after midnight on May 24, 2011, when Officer Mike Bolliger pulled up and came out sho
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New Mexico Legislators Sue City For Refusing to Follow New Asset Forfeiture Law
TechdirtDec 09
Earlier this year, the state of New Mexico passed one of the most solid pieces of asset forfeiture reform legislation in the country. All it asked for was what most people would consider to be common sense: if the government is going to seize assets, the least it could do in return is tie the seizure to a conv... (more)

Speed Or Greed: Think Tank Report Examines Photo Ticketing Motivation
TheNewspaperDec 09
Is photo enforcement for the money, or for safety? That is the question posed in a report released Tuesday by the Winnipeg, Canada-based think tank, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Researchers Hiroko Shimizu and Pierre Desrochers sought to place commonly cited traffic safety statistics in context to see whether the claims of photo enforcement advocates hold up to scrutiny.

Despite Canada's massive 560,000 mile road network and harsh winter climate, road fatalities declined
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Cops Pay $7K to Man They Attacked For Filming -- Days Later, Charge Him Again For Same Incident
The Free Thought ProjectDec 09
Multnomah County, OR — Fred Marlow IV, 28, recorded a raid that was taking place on his street early one morning last September and was subsequently assaulted and arrested by police on the scene. Marlow was recording from his own property at a very safe distance from the police officers and was not interfering with their operation in any way. However, police became aggressive with him when he refused to obey their commands to go inside.

Eventually, last month, the case against Mar
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