Judges really don't like it when people inform potential jurors of their rights, but that is even more true when it comes to the most despicable shysters on the planet: government prosecutors.
It just so happens Judge Peter Jaklevic out of Mecosta County, Michigan is a former prosecutor, so you can imagine how he reacted when he found out a lowly pleb was passing out jury nullification fliers in front of his courthouse.
A man who died after being hogtied by police in South Haven, Mississippi, earlier this year, was killed by "complications of LSD toxicity," the State Medical Examiner office announced Tuesday, ruling the death "accidental" in an official autopsy report. But given that there are no known cases of fatal LSD overdoses, the examiner's findings are hard to credit.
Adams County, ID — Brian J. Wood, one of the two Adams County, Idaho deputies involved in the November 1 killing of rancher Jack Yantis, told his father that he “totally intends to go back to work,” reports the Idaho Statesman newspaper. Wood was hired by Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman on June 27, 2013, roughly a year and a half after being terminated by the McCall Police Department ... (more)
Coweta County, GA — American police have once against demonstrated that their agenda is not to protect and serve, but to dominate and control by any means necessary. On November 20th, sheriff deputies in Coweta County, Georgia were summoned to help subdue a man having a psychotic breakdown and ended up tasing him to death.
Thirty-two-year-old Chase Sherman, together with ... (more)
Boston, MA — A violent cop, who beat an innocent man in front of fellow officers, and then charged him with assault, pleaded guilty to battery last week, but only after video of the incident surfaced.
Officer Felix Rivera, Jr. 34, of the Chelsea police department, responded, along with several officers, to a call about a man with a gun on September 26, 2014. The victim, who was 20-years-old at the time, was not the man with a gun.
Newly released surveillance video shows an off-duty Montreal police officer ram his SUV into a man's car who was attempting to hold him accountable for speeding through a stop sign and driving recklessly.
The incident occurred on January 14, 2015, but surveillance video has only now been released.
Jeffery Pokora says the man in the SUV, who was later determined to be SPVM Police Officer Mr. Roberto Tomarelli, sped through a stop sign and cut him off, he responded... (more)
Kristin Bantle, a sixteen-year veteran police officer, received notice of her termination from the Steamboat Springs, Colorado Police Department on August 10. Five days later she had her first court appearance on a contrived charge of “attempting to influence a public official.” Those events constitute official retaliation against Bantle for publicly criticizing the SSPD’s “culture of fear a... (more)
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.
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... (more)
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... (more)
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... (more)
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... (more)
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.... (more)
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... (more)
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 ... (more)