"Making a Murderer" – The One You Won't See on Netflix Because the Bad Cop Was Also the Mayor
The Free Thought ProjectFeb 03
Idaho Falls, ID — Christopher C. Tapp has been imprisoned for nineteen years — nearly half his life — for a murder he didn't commit, after being forced to confess through the use of threats and psychological duress. This is the conclusion of a non-profit activist organization called "Judges for Justice," a group of retired judges and ... (more)

Charges Dropped Against Sergeant Filmed Brutalizing Teen At Football Game
Police State DailyFeb 02
A Pittsburgh police sergeant filmed brutalizing and repeatedly striking a 19-year-old man at a high school football championship game at Heinz Field in late November, has been acquitted of all charges.

Sgt. Stephen Matakovich accused 19-year-old Gabriel Despres of taking an "aggressive attacking position" and said he believed he wa
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Anaheim Police Using Cell-Site Simulators to Spy On Disneyland Tourists
Police State DailyFeb 02
For years, police in Anaheim, California have been using extensive surveillance equipment to eavesdrop on the cell phone calls of the local population, as well as the 16 million-plus Disneyland tourists the area receives annually, new documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California say.

Published on Wednesday, the documents show that a massive and sophisticated cell phone surveillance program has existed in the department since at least 2009
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"Get Your Hands Where I..." BOOM! Cop Shoots Unarmed Man Before Finishing His Command
The Free Thought ProjectJan 31
Eden Prairie, MN — On June 15, 2015, Matthew Hovland-Knase was allegedly driving his motorcycle at excessive speeds down a two-way street. After being clocked at speeds over 110 miles per hour, Sergeant Lonnie Soppeland gave chase and pulled him over.

Hovland-Knase did not attempt to run, was unarmed, non-violent, and posed no threat to Soppeland at all when the officer jumped out of his cruiser with his gun drawn. As Soppeland exited the cruiser, he yelled, "Get your hands where
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"Gotta Cover Our Ass" Illegally Confiscated Cellphone Records Cops Framing An Innocent Man
The Free Thought ProjectJan 31
Hartford, CT -- On September 11, 2015, journalist and police accountability activist, Michael Picard was illegally detained for lawfully open carrying and filming police on public property. During the illegal detainment, Connecticut state troopers confiscated his gun and his camera. However, the trooper who took the phone went on to make a critical mistake — he left the camera rolling while fabricating a story to falsely charge Picard.

The resultant footage provides a rare, behind
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Family of Officer-Involved Shooting Victim John Livingston Says Wait On Possible Charges 'Horrible'
FayobserverJan 31

Tyranny, Defiance, and The Death of Lavoy Finicum
William Norman GriggJan 29
LaVoy Finicum, who was shot at a roadblock by Oregon State Troopers and left to bleed to death in the snow, was not a violent criminal. He and his colleagues from the group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom were traveling to John Day, Oregon to organize political resistance to federal control over lands in the western United States.

After trying to run the roadblock, Finic
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Cops Getting Free License Plate Readers in Exchange For 25% of The 'Take' and All The Driver Data Vigilant Can Slurp
TechdirtJan 29
What happens when you lower the barriers to entry? More participants join the market. It works everywhere, even when the market is "law enforcement" and the "customers" are everyone else.
Vigilant Solutions, one of the country’s largest brokers of vehicle surveillance technology, is offering a hell of a deal to law enforcement agenc... (more)

Cops Caught On Camera in Cowardly Gang-Style Beating of An Unarmed Man Lying Face Down
The Free Thought ProjectJan 29
Marion County, FL — In August of 2014, multiple deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's office conducted a drug bust. During the bust, Derrick Price ran from deputies Jesse Terrell, Trevor Fitzgerald, James Amideo, Cody Hoppel and Adam Crawford. However, once he realized he could not outrun the pickup truck, he quickly stopped, put his hands up, and laid face down on the ground — completely surrendering.

Upon reaching the unarmed, nonviolent, completely compliant, and prostrate
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Missouri Cop Who Killed Teen, Crashes Patrol Car While Drunk & High On Cocaine, Stays a Cop
The Free Thought ProjectJan 29
St. Louis, MO — A St. Louis Police Officer previously involved in a controversial fatal shooting "was high on cocaine as well as drunk when he smashed his police vehicle into a parked car" last December 19, reports the St. Louis American.

On January 27, the Missouri State Highway Patrol released lab results from a blood sample taken from Officer Jason Flanery the day of t
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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories
StopTheDrugWar.orgJan 29
A Minnesota deputy steals dope and Christmas toys, an Indiana deputy coroner peddles pills, and a Texas narcotics officer gets nailed trying to rip off drug cartels. Let's get to it:

In St. Cloud, Minnesota, a Meeker County sheriff's deputy was arrested Thursday for allegedly stealing drugs and from Drug Take Back boxes and toys from Christmas toy boxes. Deputy Travis Sebri
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VIDEO: FBI Releases Helicopter Footage Of Police Shooting Oregon Protester Lavoy Finicum
InformationLiberationJan 28

Via RT:
The FBI has released a video from the Tuesday traffic stop that led to the shooting death of one of the armed protesters who had been occupying the headquarters of a federal wildlife preserve in Oregon.

The video is intended to counteract
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VIDEO: Migrants Attack Calais Residents, Throw Bricks
InfowarsJan 28
A shocking video shows migrants attacking residents in Calais, France on their own private property as left-wingers encourage the violence.

The footage, shot this past weekend, shows a horde of migrants aggressively marching towards a residential street as two men stand outside the gate of their home.

Some journalists and pro-migrant protesters attempt to stop the assault, but it soon escalates as the "refugees" begin throwing tires, pieces of wood and other object
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NYPD Tells Public Record Requester It Will Cost $36,000 to Process a 'Sampling' of Body Camera Footage
TechdirtJan 28
The NYPD is once again in the middle of a transparency/accountability controversy. The law enforcement agency has achieved the dubious distinction of being more difficult to obtain public records from than federal three-letter agencies like the CIA and NSA. The latest news does nothing to improve its reputation.
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No Charges For Cops Who 'Accidentally' Fired 107 Bullets At An Innocent Mom and Daughter
The Free Thought ProjectJan 28
Los Angeles, CA -- Exposing the double standard between police and civilians, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed against the eight LAPD officers responsible for nearly killing an innocent woman and her daughter. Although the cops ambushed the unarmed women without warning and fired over 100 bullets without provocation, the district attorney justified the case of mistaken identity due to the fact that the officers involved ... (more)

Video Exposes NYPD For Falsifying Charges Against a Great Grandpa After a Cop Ran Him Over
The Free Thought ProjectJan 28
Brooklyn, NY -- Falsely charged with endangering the life of a police officer, an innocent great-grandfather suffered two fractured vertebrae in his neck after a reckless NYPD cop lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the pedestrian. Although the great-grandfather recently received a $2.9 million settlement from the city, the officer and his sergeant have not been charged for allegedly writing a false police report to justify the jaywalking charge and denying proper medical attention.
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Police Say Finicum Reached For His Waistband Before They Shot, Discussing 'Possibly Releasing Video'
CNNJan 28

Eyewitness: Oregon Militiaman Murdered by Cops; "He Had His Hands in The Air"
InfowarsJan 27
The daughter of LaVoy Finicum, the Oregon militiaman shot dead by police during a traffic stop on Highway 395 yesterday, claims that her father was "murdered" execution-style with his hands in the air, an account backed up by an eyewitness to the incident.

Protesters involved in the weeks-long occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, including leader Ammon Bundy, were apprehended by law enforcement as they traveled to the city of John Day to attend a community meeting se
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She Sold Dog Food To An Informant, Now She Faces 19 Years In Prison
The Free Thought ProjectJan 27
In a relatively free and reasonable society, heroin addiction would be treated as a medical problem, not as an excuse to put people in cages. The perverted priorities of prohibition, however, dictate that people struggling with addiction not only be punished as criminals, but be manipulated into an obscene inverted pyramid scheme in which they are offered a reduction in punishment for informing on their friends. This helps explain how 22-year-old Megan Meyer of Plymouth, Wisconsin faces up to 1... (more)

FBI Refusing to Say Who Fired First in Shootout With Armed Protesters in Oregon
InformationLiberationJan 27

They took his foster kids away just a few days ago, then they killed him...

Prosecutors Say Cops Don't Need Warrants For Stingrays Because 'Everyone Knows' Cell Phones Generate Location Data
TechdirtJan 26
Up in Baltimore, where law enforcement Stingray device use hit critical mass faster and more furiously than anywhere else in the country (to date...) with the exposure of 4,300 deployments in seven years, the government is still arguing there's no reason to bring search warrants into this.

The s
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VIDEO: Cop Accidentally Shoots Motorcyclist Because 'Muscle Memory'
Police State DailyJan 26
A Minnesota officer is claiming that he mistakenly shot a motorcyclist because of stress and "muscle memory" from training exercises. On June 20, 2015, Eden Prairie Police Sgt. Lonnie Soppeland was pursuing Matthew Hovland-Knase – who was traveling on his bike at speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour.

After Hovland-Knase pulled over, dash-cam video recorded from the scene shows Soppeland yelling at the man to "get your hands where I can see them," before a gunshot rings out
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To Address Police Violence, Rahm Emanuel Hires Notoriously Abusive Cop as His 'Civil Rights' Adviser
The Free Thought ProjectJan 26
Seeking to placate growing public outrage over corruption, abuse, and a lack of accountability in the Chicago Police Department — including an apparently endless string of unjustified police killings, the maintenance of a Gitmo-style "black site," and a still-festering decades-long scandal involving interrogation through torture — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has sought ... (more)

Cops Filming Cops: Deputies Hide Camera to Record Sheriff Forcing Them to Steal Pot From Evidence
The Free Thought ProjectJan 26
Winston County, AL -- After recording conversations of the sheriff ordering them to steal marijuana, two former deputies have recently filed a lawsuit accusing the sheriff of firing them because they refused to steal drugs from the evidence room. Although the sheriff claims the marijuana was not for personal use, he allegedly harassed his deputies for months ordering them to steal narcotics for him from the evidence room and during drug busts.

On May 19, 2015, Winston County Deput
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'If I Die by Committing Suicide, Don't Believe It': Bill's Former Mistress Fears Hillary's Wrath
InfowarsJan 26
One of President Bill Clinton’s former mistresses fears the Clinton campaign could attempt to assassinate her and stage it to appear as a suicide.

On Saturday, author and former Miss Arkansas Sally Miller, also known as Myra Belle “Sally” Miller or Sally Perdue, posted a message alerting friends that she fears for her life.

“In this election year, if you read I died... by committing suicide... don’t believe
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Swedish Refugee Worker Dies After Being Stabbed In Back By 15-Yr-Old Migrant Boy
The Daily MailJan 26

City Pays Out $260k to Family Whose Dog Was Shot By Police
Channel 2 NewsJan 26

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The city of Commerce City has paid a huge financial settlement for the death of someone’s pet.

The city recently paid $262,500 to the family of a chocolate lab-mix named Chloe, shot and killed by police. The payment was part of a settlement to avoid a federal civil court trial sched
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VIDEO: Border Patrol Who Can Barely Speak English Demand Proof of Citizenship From Checkpoint Refusenik
InformationLiberationJan 25

Free Talk Live's Mark Edge filmed himself refusing to answer questions about his citizenship at a border patrol checkpoint east of El Paso. The most comical thing about this video, and others in the past, is how the people checking for his citizenship are all Mexicans who can barely speak English. I think he would have done well to demand proof of their citi

Cop Breaks Down Crying During Sentencing For Marcus Jeter Beating
Cop BlockJan 25
In November, two Bloomfield, New Jersey police officers were convicted on numerous charges after suppressed dash-cam footage showed them beating a man who was facing years in prison because of their lies.

The video, which did not emerge until 30-year-old Marcus Jeter was already on trial in Feb
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VIDEO: Migrant Attacks Mother and Children After Being Caught Attempting to Rob Elderly Person
BreitbartJan 25

Police in Sweden have arrested a man in connection with a shocking viral video that allegedly shows him spitting on and hitting a woman with her children. Last Thursday morning, police report that the man, "punched and spat on a woman who stopped him from trying to steal from an elderly person." 

The incident, which took place at the Old town un
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