Nearly a week ago I blogged about Patrick Feaster, a Paradise (CA) police officer, who shot Andrew Thomas in the neck as he tried to crawl out of a vehicle he had just crashed. The accident took place the day before Thanksgiving last month but the video didn't come out until late last week and when it did, so did the announcement that no charges would be filed against Feaster for shooting Thomas – putting him in critical... (more)
North Catasauqua, PA — Six years ago, when Tom Newhart and his wife rescued a baby cat and named him Sugar, they never imagined that his life would end in a hail of gunfire. However, thanks to a North Catasauqua police officer, that's exactly what happened.
Last Sunday, Sugar escaped from the Newhart's home. Hours later, he'd be gunned down by police.
"It's like one of your children, you raised them, bottle fed them," said Newhart as he began tearing up.
A student was suspended from college for six months for saying that black women are "not hot," while another individual who commented that white people have "small dicks" and are always f**king their cousins" was not punished.
Colorado College took the action against Thaddeus Pryor after he was publicly shamed and outed for making the remarks on the social-media app Yik Yak.
Pryor responded to someone else who posted the hashtag "#blackwomenmatter" by saying, "They ... (more)
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... (more)
Lansing, MI — After returning from Iraq, Dakota Serna found himself battling PTSD and taking prescription pills for roughly three years after leaving the service. Due to a botched hernia operation, doctors began prescribing painkillers along with his antidepressants, leading to ulcers in his stomach and intestines.
With the prescription pills taking their toll on his body and mind, Serna abandoned the FDA-approved medications after a friend shared a joint with him. No longer suffe... (more)
"Random, but we heard this on the radio earlier today. This is how the hip, younger NPR crowd advises their counterparts to deal with those awkward situations where someone starts espousing crazy conspiracy theories in public..."
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... (more)
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... (more)
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... (more)
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... (more)
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... (more)
The city of New Orleans has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by the mother of an unarmed man killed during a police drug raid in Gentilly back in 2012.
On March 7 of that year, New Orleans and Jefferson Parish police broke down the door of the family of Wendell Allen with a battering ram after they observed what they believed to be several hand to hand drug sales at the home and obtained a warrant.