Police Brutality Victim Mysteriously Killed a Day Before Receiving $450k Settlement
The Free Thought ProjectNov 30
Robert Hinton, 28, was killed just before midnight on Thursday, the day before he was scheduled to receive a $450,000 settlement from the city. Hinton had won the settlement roughly two months ago when it was decided in court that corrections officers used unjust force against him during his stay at Rikers Prison.

Surveillance footage at the prison rev
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LA to Scan All Cars, Publicly Shame Anyone Who Drives Through a 'Prostitution Area'
The Free Thought ProjectNov 30
Los Angeles, CA — A Los Angeles city councilwoman just proposed one of the most chilling uses of license plate scanners ever.

As an ostensible means of deterring prostitution, Nury Martinez, of the LA city council, wants to scan every single license plate, make a list, and mail out a shame letter to every person who drives through an arbitrary area deemed a prostitution zone.

You read that right. For merely driving through a designated area, Martinez proposes public
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Watch Cop Lie as He Acts Out What Happened When He Executed a Teen Contained On a Bus
YouTubeNov 30

Pot Breathalyzers: Coming Soon to A Drug War Near You
Police State DailyNov 27
Amongst the growing acceptance and legalization of marijuana in states across the country, expect the drug warriors to not go down without a fight.

Police are already searching and confiscating food in many states under the auspices of combating THC-infused edibles, but as companies compete to be the first to develop handheld breathalyzers that can detect pot, w
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City Settles After Police Chief Arrested Man For Calling Public Official A 'Liar'
Courthouse News ServiceNov 27
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A former city councilman who won summary judgment after a police chief threatened to arrest him for criticizing a public official has settled with the police chief and the Northern California City of Cotati.

George Barich, who describes himself as a former newspaper editor, attended an April 2014 City Council meeting where he called city Planning Commissioner Neil Hancock a "liar," to which Hancock retorted, "You're the liar," according to Barich's Janua
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Drone Pilots Have Bank Accounts and Credit Cards Frozen by Feds For Exposing US Murder
The Free Thought ProjectNov 27
The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human r... (more)

Cop Indicted For Staging Shooting, Setting Own Cruiser On Fire & Calling In Bomb Threat Found Dead
CBS NewsNov 27

World's Most 'Adorable' Drug Kingpin Is Actually The Daughter of Texas DEA Head Honcho
William Norman GriggNov 26
"You don't see many drug traffickers retire," gloated Bill Furay, head of the DEA's office in Beaumont, Texas, following the arrest of a wealthy couple from a tiny neighborhood in Pearland. "Either they end up in prison, or they end up dead."

Furay apparently never had time to give that lecture to his teenage daughter, Sarah
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Heroic Cops Protect Community by Raiding a Group of 90-Yo Women Playing Mahjong
The Free Thought ProjectNov 26
Altamonte Springs, FL — A concerned citizen, with a knack for blindly following all decrees handed down from the establishment on high, conducted their patriotic duty of 'seeing something' and then 'saying something' last week. The resultant tattle-telling ended with police action against four little old ladies.

Lee Delnick, Bernice Diamond, Helen Greenspan and Zelda King, all elderly women above the age of 87, had their weekly game of MahJong shut down by police who were apparent
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VIDEO: Language Barrier Leads to Seattle Cops Punching Man 17 Times
Cop BlockNov 26
According to a civil rights lawsuit settled last year, three officers had initially responded to a call on Nov. 4, 2010, outside a South Seattle Viking Bank at 5701 First Ave South.

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Video Of Chicago Cop Murdering Teen Shows Another Shooting of Convenience
InformationLiberationNov 25

Video has finally been released of police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on the night of October 20, 2014.

What it shows is the officer committing a "shooting of convenience," gunning a young man with a knife down not because he felt his life was threatened, but because he was too lazy to do actual police work.
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California Police Used Illegal Wiretap Warrants in Hundreds of Drug Prosecutions
TechdirtNov 25
Earlier this month, Brad Heath and Brett Kelman of USA Today reported that the DEA was running a massive amount of wiretap applications through a single judge in Riverside County, Cali... (more)

When a Protector Becomes a Predator
The Buffalo NewsNov 25

NJ Cop Says He Was Suspended After Blowing Whistle On Dept. Misconduct
Police State DailyNov 24
A New Jersey cop is claiming in a lawsuit that he was subjected to 4 years of retaliation by the Bedminster Township police department after informing superiors and prosecutors of misconduct by fellow officers.

Kyle Pirog says that his troubles began in June 2011, when as an acting sergeant he told higher-ups that officer John Dapkins had lied under oath
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Family Gets $4.9m After Cops Beat Mentally Ill Son to Death On Video and Walked Free
William Norman GriggNov 24
Because the assailants who beat Kelly Thomas to death on the streets of Fullerton, California were swaddled in government-issued costumes and clothed in "qualified immunity," the killers went free, and the city's taxpayers will have to underwrite a $4.9 million civil settlement with the victim's family, reports the Orange County Register.

Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, was beaten into a coma by a thugscrum of six police officers on the evening of July
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Prosecutors Pissed Colo. Juries Keep Acquitting Marijuana DUI Suspects
InformationLiberationNov 23
"You're putting lives at danger," Colorado District Attorneys’ Council head Tom Raynes whined.

“I want the message to be understood. It’s about driving while under the influence of drugs — it’s not about recreational or medical, it’s about being impaired when you drive.”

Raynes, a former prosecutor himself, is upset as are his fellow prosecutors whom he rep
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'War On Cops': Cop Stages Fake Shootout, Sets Own Cruiser On Fire, Calls In Bomb Threat to School
InformationLiberationNov 23
I've said it before, I'll say it again: the only war on cops is the one they're waging against themselves.

Last week I covered 5 cases in the last few months all cited to justify the idea there's a "war on cops," all of them were proven to be staged hoaxes whereby the officers faked threats against themselves for personal advancement.
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Cop Caught Stealing Cash & Gold Chain From Dying Crash Victim Loses Pension
InformationLiberationNov 23
One of America's finest will no longer be permitted to leech off Connecticut taxpayers for the rest of his life.

State trooper Aaron Huntsman was caught on video in 2012 robbing a dying crash victim of $3,700 in cash and a $5,500 gold chain saying he would "put it in evidence" when in reality he pocketed it for himself.

Huntsman was fired over the incident and sentenced to a year in prison, now the state has moved to revoke his pension, which was slated to b
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Innocent Man Beaten By Cops After Being Mistook For Suspect Now Paralyzed
Cop BlockNov 23
Family say a man beaten by three officers with the San Antonio police department last year is now paralyzed from the chest down after surgeons experienced complications attempting to repair his spine.

Forty-three-year-old Roger Carlos was in the 10600 block of Westover Hills Blvd. in May, 2014 taking photos of a building he had recently purchased that was to be his wife's new medical practice.

According to police, Carlos was approached by three officers at aro
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Ex-CIA Director Wants Snowden 'Hanged By The Neck Until He's Dead'
RTNov 23
An ex-CIA director claims Edward Snowden should face the death penalty because he has French “blood on his hands.” Some experts, however, cast doubt on that claim, with one saying the Paris attacks are being used as a “good crisis” by those in power.

The exact means of communication the terrorists used to organize the Paris attacks that killed 132 people on Friday remains unknown. Despite this, prominent current and former US intelligence officials are calling for back-door acce
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“War on Police” Hearing Devolves into War on Reality
BoR DCNov 23

Police as Prey: What a Real "War On Cops" Looks Like
The Free Thought ProjectNov 23
Buffeted on one side by a surging crime rate, and by growing public hostility on the other, the police find themselves besieged and bloodied. More than 120 police officers have been murdered this year in the capital city alone. Across the nation, violent gangs, acting with breathtaking brazenness, target police in ambushes and assassinations, stealing their weapons and killing police who refuse to take bribes.

Such is the situation in Venezuela, a country where "violence is so
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Cops On a Rampage, Looking For Suspects, Raid Innocent Man's Home and Kill Him
The Free Thought ProjectNov 23
Morgantown, VA —  David Michael Romanoski, 48, of Morgantown was shot and killed earlier this month by police after they broke into his house in search of two robbery suspects.

Romanoski was not the suspect and was innocent.

Ten deputies arrived at the home, where Isaac Barker and Justin Knisell were believed to be living and instead found Romanoski. When deputies, some of whom were in plain clothes, entered the room where Romanoski was, one of them fired 7 rounds i
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Virginia Cops Carrying Out 'Welfare Check' Sued Over 'Two-Hour SWAT Team-Style Raid'
The Rutherford InstituteNov 23
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have sued Virginia police and other government officials after a request to carry out a “welfare check” on a 58-year-old man resulted in a two-hour, SWAT team-style raid on the man’s truck, a wrongful arrest, and a 72-hour mental health hold. According to the complaint, police acknowledged that they had no legal basis nor probable cause for detaining Virginia resident Benjamin Burruss, who was preparing to depart on a camping/hunting ... (more)

DOJ Says Body Camera-Wearing Cops Aren't Allowed to Partner Up With Federal Agencies
TechdirtNov 23
As we've covered before, the DOJ supports the idea of body cameras for local law enforcement agencies. It has set aside over $20 million a year in funding to help these agencies out. But it has no love for body cameras within its own agencies. There are no body cam requirements in place for FBI, DEA, ATF or the US Marshals Service.

In fact, if y
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Undercover Cop Dressed In All Black Shot While Placing GPS Tracker On Car
InformationLiberationNov 20
An undercover police officer in Arlington, Texas was shot while attempting to place a GPS tracker on a person's vehicle, and the man who shot him may not even be charged.

Preliminary reports suggest the undercover officer, who was dressed in all black at the time, may have been mistaken for a car burglar.

The incident occurred yesterday morning around 6 a.m. out
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VIDEO: Cop Violently Attacks Attorney General in Courtroom For "Speaking Loudly"
The Free Thought ProjectNov 20
San Luis Obispo, CA -- Surveillance video inside a California courtroom captured a bailiff assaulting Deputy Attorney General Jennie Mariah Kelly during a recess because she was "acting in an unprofessional manner." Although Kelly was arrested for resisting an officer, the District Attorney's office has not filed charges against the deputy attorney general or the bailiff.
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Marine Combat Vet Faces Deportation For Legally Using Cannabis to Treat His PTSD
William Norman GriggNov 20
Given that on an average day 22 American combat veterans commit suicide, it's a species of miracle that Ivano Rodriguez is still alive. It may be an even greater miracle that Rodriguez, a resident of Washington State who has used marijuana to treat his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), hasn't been exiled to Ecuador by a federal immigration judge.
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Loretta Lynch Essentially Says The Ferguson Effect Is Bullshit
TechdirtNov 20
I have to be honest: I have no idea how this whole "Ferguson Effect" became a thing. The general claim by those touting the theory is that, after the backlash over the Michael Brown shooting and several other high-profile deaths at the hands of law enforcement, police are so fearful of the general public that they are no longer taking the risks ... (more)

The Cop Shooting So Horrific It Cost $5 Million to Hide
The Daily BeastNov 20

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