Cops Stoop to New Low -- Say Hello to Daytime Checkpoints For Revenue Collection
The Free Thought ProjectNov 14
Manassas, VA – This week, the Manassas City Police Department proudly announced on their Facebook page that they would be setting up checkpoints to look for people who are driving with no license, seatbelt or with outdated inspection stickers. This type of checkpoint is a new low in police overreach, and the program seems to have very little public support from the community.
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Social Media Icon Dan Blizerian Has Firearms Seized by LAPD After Break-in
Police State DailyNov 14
With almost 10 million likes on Facebook and 14 million followers on Instagram, Dan Blizerian likes to make waves on social media posting pics of scantily-clad women and big guns.

In September, Blizerian returned to his West Hollywood mansion and discovered nine of his firearms were missing – eight pistols and one rifle. He thought they had been taken by burglars bu
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Video: Cop Mistakes Couple With Baby For a 'Robber' -- So He Pulls Gun & Assaults Them
The Free Thought ProjectNov 14
Las Vegas, NV — An innocent couple was picking up their daughter Wednesday night when the father was accused of "fitting the description," and then he and his wife assaulted.

The subsequent video taken by the assaulted father highlights the problem of police escalation and incompetence.

As the video begins, the officer has his pistol drawn, which was the reason that compelled the man to begin filming. Since it was cold outside, the man filming had his other hand in
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SCSO Captain Charged With Interfering in Son's Rape Case
Commercial AppealNov 14

FL Cop Who Questioned Veteran's Disability & Slapped Phone Out Of His Hand Faces Charges
Cop BlockNov 13
It was announced earlier today that the Sgt. Garry Wilson, of the Riviera Beach Police Department, has been charged with battery and criminal mischief, resulting from a confrontation he had with Isiah James over whether he should be using a handicapped parking space. (See video embedded below.)

In the incident, which James recorded on his cell phone, Wilson can be seen insistin
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Woman Claims Off-Duty Cop Dragged Her Out of Car, Beat Her For No Reason
Police State DailyNov 13
An Oklahoma officer with the the Yukon Police Department has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into claims that he brutalized a woman when he was off duty.

The report comes as no surprise. Often the violent and aggressive behavior typified by many officers on the job finds its way into their personal lives.

Predictably, officials said Thursday that 29-year-old Zachary Dean Bradford has not yet been charged with a crime despite multiple witness cla
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VIDEO: Virginia Cops Taser Shackled Man Over 20 Times, Killing Him
Cop BlockNov 12

After a wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of Linwood Lambert Jr., dash cam video and video from a hospital security camera has been released of his May 4, 2013 encounter with South Boston, Virginia police. That video shows him being tazed over 20 times by Cpl. Tiffany Bratton, Officer Clifton Mann, and Officer Travis Clay while handcuffed. The tasings continued even after his legs w
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South Dakota Law Can Get You Busted For Smoking Pot in Another State
StopTheDrugWar.orgNov 12
South Dakota's Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe announced over the weekend that it was suspending operations on its marijuana resort set to open on New Year's Eve and that it had burned its pot crop. The tribe said it was seeking "clarification" from the Justice Department to ensure "the continued success of the marijuana venture."

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LA Cops to Seize Cars From Spectators of Street Races
TheNewspaperNov 12
The city council in Los Angeles, California is anxious to seize more automobiles from residents. A plan currently under consideration would give police the power to take cars from people who watch other vehicles speed.

"The city should look into ways of discouraging participation in illegal races and exhibitions of speed, such as impounding the cars of spectators," Public Safety Committee Chairman Mitchell Englander wrote.

As the scheme faces significant legal hurdl
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Female Cops Sue Department For 'Discrimination' After Failing Physical Fitness Test
InfowarsNov 12
A lawsuit currently headed to federal court claims physical fitness tests issued by police departments are discriminatory towards women.The incident began when 12 female officers, all over the age of 40, failed to meet the Colorado Springs Police Department's physical requirements, which include performing 52 push-ups and 45 sit-ups in four minutes time and two running exams.

Responding to the ongoing lawsuit, the department announced this week that officers would be exempt fr
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Drunken Cop Shoots At Fellow Cops, Not Only Was He Not Killed, He Kept His Job
The Free Thought ProjectNov 12
Chicago, IL – Police officer John Gorman is due to appear in court next month, to face charges of "aggravated discharge of a firearm" after he fired several shots at other off-duty cops who were attempting to pull him over while he was driving drunk.

The 53-year-old officer was caught driving drunk on November 23rd of last year when another cop noticed that he almost ran over a flower vendor. Gorman was followed by multiple police and began to weave in and out of traffic trying to
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3 Children Injured After Police Threw a Flashbang Grenade At Them During Search For Drugs
The Free Thought ProjectNov 12
Santa Fe, NM — A family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit this week after a raid on their home left their children, ages 9, 10, and 12, injured and traumatized.

In May of 2013, multiple FBI agents descended upon the home of Abel Romero Sr., who was suspected of being a "street level drug dealer."

Instead of knocking, or checking to ensure that there were no children in the home, officers carelessly threw a flashbang grenade into the home. The grenade blew apa
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Institute For Justice Publishes New Edition of Policing For Profit
Cato @ LibertyNov 12
Yesterday, the Institute for Justice, which has long been a leader in the fight against the abusive practice of civil asset forfeiture, released a new edition of its important 2010 study Policing for Profit.

Civil asset forfeiture has been with us for centuries, but the Drug War has kicked the government's incentives to seize property without charge or trial into high gear.  Federal seizures alone have gone from tens of millions to billions of dollars a year over the last generati
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'Pedophile' Police Cover-Up Alleged in Maine
Courthouse News ServiceNov 12
ALFRED, Maine (CN) - A Maine police chief knew of pedophiles in his command but did nothing as they abused boys for years, current and former Biddeford residents claim in court.

The lawsuits filed in York County Superior Court are the latest development in a sex-abuse scandal that hit the city of Biddeford, pop. 21,297, in the spring.

"These lawsuits are the culmination of months of investigation, analysis and research," attorney Walter McKee said in a sta
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Video Shows Cop Attack a Non-Violent 13-Yo in School Lobby as His Mom Watched
The Free Thought ProjectNov 12
Kissimmee, FL -- Charged with felony child abuse and battery, another school resource officer has been caught on surveillance video aggressively using excessive force against a student. Although the teen never made a violent or threatening gesture towards the officer, the recently released video clearly shows the cop assaulting the student before throwing him to the ground and nearly breaking his wrist.

Recorded on May 8, a security camera captured Alexis Richmond walking into
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25 Percent of People Shot by L.A. Cops in 5 Years Unarmed - Zero Officers Prosecuted
Police State DailyNov 12

This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories
StopTheDrugWar.orgNov 12
This week, we have a crooked jail and prison guard trifecta and a Border Patrol agent caught up with the Gulf Cartel. Let's get to it:

In Camden, New Jersey, a Camden County jail guard was arrested last Wednesday on charges he used a law enforcement secure database to unlawfully get information about a drug investigation. Jamall Danford, 39, is cha
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The Supreme Court Could Soon Deliver a Crushing Blow to The Sixth Amendment
Radley BalkoNov 12

US Supreme Court Grants Immunity to Cop Who Used Rifle to Shoot Fleeing Motorist From Overpass
TheNewspaperNov 11
Police deserve the benefit of the doubt when using deadly force against a dangerous driver. The US Supreme Court on Monday gave a pass to a Texas state trooper who gunned down a fleeing motorist wanted for a misdemeanor probation violation on March 23, 2010.

Tulia, Texas police officers went to a drive-in restaurant with a warrant in hand to arrest Israel Leija Jr, but the 24-year-old did not want to be caught. He took off in his Pontiac Grand Am at speeds of up to 110 MPH on Int
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Cop Had Been Stalking Man's Fiancee Before Murdering His 6-Year Old Son
The Free Thought ProjectNov 11
Marksville, LA -- More information is coming to light about the two Marksville City Marshals, who ruthlessly shot to death a 6-year-old boy as he was buckled into the back seat of a vehicle.

Officers Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, Jr. are currently being held, each with a $1 million bail for the murder of Jeremy Mardis and the attempted murder of his father, Chris Few.

Few's attorney, Mark Jeansonne said Monday, that the body camera video shows the father
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"We Killed Brandon Ellingson" Brave Cop Exposes How His Dept Killed Innocent Teen
The Free Thought ProjectNov 11
As veteran Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant Randy Henry prepares to retire on December 1, he is free to entertain, and express, subversive thoughts about accountability that are increasingly unwelcome in the profession to which he devoted decades of his life.

“We killed Brandon Ellingson,” Henry bl
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New Report: in Tough Times, Police Start Seizing a Lot More Stuff From People
Washington PostNov 11

VIDEO: Cops Responding to Noise Complaint Brutalize UA Students, Say They 'Don't Give A F**k' They're Being Filmed
Police State DailyNov 10

Video of a Nov. 8 incident has came to light showing University of Alabama students being dragged out of their apartment and brutalized by Tuscaloosa police.

Police were responding to a noise complaint call at the 12th Avenue Place Apartments on Frank Thomas Avenue at about 3 a.m.
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Video Shows Dad Had 'Hands Up' When Police Murdered 6-Yo Jeremy Mardis: Lawyer
The Free Thought ProjectNov 10
Marksville, LA — More information is coming to light about the two Marksville City Marshals who ruthlessly shot to death a 6-year-old boy as he was buckled into the front seat of a vehicle.

Officers Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse, Jr. were arrested and charged with second-degree murder of Jeremy Mardis and second-degree attempted murder of the
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Cop Shows Up 'Wasted' On Duty to Receive Award For DUI Arrests At MADD Conference
The Free Thought ProjectNov 10
Pinellas County, FL -- Officer Michael Szeliga of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department showed up to a Mothers Against Drunk Driving conference in Fort Lauderdale so drunk that he could not even walk straight.

Szeliga was scheduled to receive an award at the conference, for making over 100 DUI arrests, but he actually showed up drunk himself, and it is assumed that he drove himself to the conference in that state. However, the officer denies that he drove drunk and insists that
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VIDEO: Cops Beat Man Bloody For Refusing To Put Down Cell Phone, Say They 'Don't Know Who He's Calling'
Police State DailyNov 09

Video has surfaced showing Arizona police officers slamming a man to the ground and punching him in the face for not putting up his cell phone when they told him to last week.

Arthur Velazquez was stopped around the area of Main Street and Sycamore by Mesa cops who said he matched a description of a suspect who was wearing a hoodie and riding a bike.

After he was de
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Fed Cop Supposedly Protecting Us From ISIS Arrested For Role in ISIS-Style Beheading
William Norman GriggNov 09
Videos depicting the decapitation of hostages by the nihilistic terrorist group called ISIS have caused millions of Americans to fear that the Middle Eastern group might infiltrate the United States -- perhaps working in concert with Mexican drug cartels.

On November 5, San Juan, Texas native Joel Luna was arrested and charged with capital murder in an ISIS-style beheading
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Idaho Rancher's Wife: 'I Saw Them Murder My Husband'
Idaho StatesmanNov 09

These Cops Could Care Less About Breaking The Law On Video, Tell Victim, 'It's Policy'
The Free Thought ProjectNov 09
Glens Falls, NY – A video uploaded to Facebook last week demonstrates the extent to which police will go to harass and intimidate citizens during an “ordinary” traffic stop.

On Wednesday, November 4th, Beatrice Larry had just arrived home from work when she saw her boyfriend being pulled over three houses down. Upon her arrival at the scene, she learned that he had been ticketed for driving with a suspended license and failure to obey a traffic control device. Her boyfriend also a
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The Counted: People Killed by Police in the US
The GuardianNov 09

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