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  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com

    06/08/2016 12:14:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 105 replies
    News9 Oklahoma ^ | 06/08/2016 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=32168555&catId=112032 Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:57PM CDT Aaron Brilbeck, News 9 You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or...
  • District Attorney Arguing Against Encryption Handed Out Insecure Keylogging "Monitoring" Software

    05/18/2016 7:12:56 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 17 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 05/18/2016 | Tim Cushing
    Beyond James Comey, there are still a few law enforcement officials beating the anti-encryption drum. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance is one of those. He's been joined in this fight by some like-minded district attorneys from the other coast, seeing as New York and California both have anti-encryption bills currently working their way through local legislatures. Vance, along with Los Angeles County DA Jackie Lacey and San Diego County DA Bonnie Dumanis, penned an op-ed against encryption for the LA Times. In it, they argue that tech companies have set them up as "gatekeepers" of communications and data, which they believe...
  • Sheriff Suspends 5 Deputies After 78 Year-Old Man Slugs Black Lives Matter Goon

    03/17/2016 7:02:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    GP ^ | 03/17/16 | Jim Hoft
    North Carolina Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler suspended five deputies after 78 year-old John Franklin McGraw punched a Black Lives Matter activist who disrupted a Trump rally and flipped off the crowd.The sheriff suspended the deputies for several days. Two deputies were demoted.Seriously? A North Carolina sheriff has suspended five deputies for their actions at a Donald Trump rally in which a black man being escorted from the event was allegedly assaulted by a white man. A statement from Cumberland County Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler on Wednesday said three deputies were demoted and suspended without pay for five days. Two other...
  • 2 LAPD officers charged with sexually assaulting 4 women while on duty

    02/17/2016 1:48:44 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://abc7.com/news ^ | 02/17/2016 | By ABC7.com staff
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two veteran Los Angeles Police Department officers have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting four women while on duty, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. James Nichols, 44, and Luis Valenzuela, 43, worked as partners for the LAPD's Hollywood Division. Both men are accused of sexually assaulting women in various locations, including their police vehicle, between December 2008 and March 2011.
  • Officer Peter Liang found guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter

    02/11/2016 5:40:00 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 11, 2016 | Fox 5 NY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer Peter Liang, who had broken into tears as he testified about the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley, buried his head in his hands as the verdict came after 17 hours of jury deliberations. The manslaughter charge carries up to 15 years in prison. Liang's sentencing is set for April 14.
  • Michigan Judge Pulls No Punches in 30-Minute Sentencing Tirade Against Police Officer

    02/03/2016 1:50:55 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/03/2016 | Zak Cheney-Rice,
    In a speech that lasted almost 30 minutes, Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit laid into 47-year-old William Melendez, the former Inkster, Michigan, police officer caught on video beating an unarmed black man in January 2015. Melendez was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the attack on Floyd Dent, a 58-year-old black auto worker, that occurred during a late night traffic stop in the struggling Wayne County suburb last winter. "The one image [from this trial] that stood out to the court was looking at Mr. Dent in his cell, shaking his head...
  • 6 Reasons I Tell My Kids Not to Talk to Police(Uh, WHAT?)

    01/24/2016 6:46:26 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Megan Fox
    Let me say up front that I know this will be unpopular. But I can't help the uneasiness that I feel toward law enforcement lately...and I have some good reasons. Gone are the days of Officer Friendly, the neighborhood cop who knows everyone and is looking out for the community's best interest. It seems that lately, police officers end up terrorizing those they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Clearly, not all police are acting this way, but it sure seems the police state is ramping up. I have a high respect for police officers who respect the law....
  • High-Ranking FBI Agent Convicted of Assault on Teen Nearly Faints in Court After Verdict

    01/21/2016 10:30:16 AM PST · by redreno · 50 replies
    https://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 11/03/2015 | Carlos Miller
    Proving to be unstable, combative and petty, an FBI agent interjected himself in a family custodial dispute on behalf of his girlfriend and her estranged husband, who was two hours late in dropping off their baby. But FBI Agent Gerald Rogero’s intrusive attempts at heroism led to him assaulting and threatening to shoot the 15-year-old son of the estranged husband’s girlfriend. He then threatened the teen’s mother with arrest when she tried to intervene
  • Officer investigated for Facebook post about harming Black Lives Matter protesters

    01/20/2016 8:09:17 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 19, 2016 - 10:12am | By Ed Payne and Christine Sever
    Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, have put an officer on leave while investigators try to figure out if he's responsible for a Facebook post urging drivers to run over Black Lives Matter protesters on Martin Luther King Jr. Day — and how to get away with it. "Run them over. Keep traffic flowing and don't slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the streets," said the post attributed to RM Roth. "Since they are trying to block the street and/or cross where there is no crossing you should not be charged with anything." Andrew Henderson saw...
  • Metro officer charged with domestic battery was arrested on similar charges in 2011

    01/14/2016 8:52:52 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 13, 2016 - 5:30pm | By Rachel Crosby
    The Metropolitan Police officer who was arrested Monday on domestic battery charges was arrested four years before on similar charges, but that case was dismissed, the Clark County district attorney's office confirmed Wednesday. James Burt, 41, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of domestic battery by strangulation and kidnapping involving his girlfriend, an arrest report shows. In 2011, he was arrested on two counts of domestic battery, coercion with force and kidnapping involving his then-wife. They divorced about a year later. That first case was dismissed less than six weeks after he was arrested. "What it looks like on...
  • Mesa mother arrested after finding, beating teen in bed with daughter

    01/07/2016 7:11:52 AM PST · by simpson96 · 131 replies
    KSAZ News ^ | 12/29/2015 | Brent Corrado
    MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A woman has been arrested after telling police she beat a 16-year-old teen after finding him in bed with her teenage daughter inside her Mesa home on Thanksgiving.According to court documents, Jeanette Woods found the boy in her 16-year-old daughter's bed after the two had consensual sex. The two teens had fallen asleep when the boy says he awoke to Woods yelling at him and punching him in the face just after 1 a.m.The boy says Woods was straddling him and repeatedly punching him in the face and body. The boy eventually broke free, but Woods...
  • Texas Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Is Indicted on Perjury Charge

    01/06/2016 3:57:09 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 6, 2016 | DAVID MONTGOMERY
    HEMPSTEAD, Tex. The state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who three days later was found hanged in her cell at the Waller County jail, has been indicted on a perjury charge, a special prosecutor said here Wednesday. The charge against the Texas state trooper, Brian T. Encinia, is a Class A misdemeanor, and was announced at the end of a day of grand jury deliberations. The charge carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, prosecutors said. The charge stemmed from a one-page affidavit that Trooper Encinia filed with jail officials justifying...
  • Metro lays out missteps before officers shot, killed fugitive holding cell phone

    01/05/2016 8:33:38 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 4, 2016 - 10:47pm | By Rachel Crosby
    Las Vegas police Monday outlined a handful of missteps, including miscommunication from the U.S. Marshals Office, that led up to the moment two Metro officers shot and killed an unarmed fugitive holding a cell phone in front of a west valley home on New Year's Eve. Eighteen minutes before the shooting, Metro knew nothing about the fugitive, Keith Childress. Though the agency often works with U.S. Marshals to catch fugitives, Metro had its eye on the Strip that afternoon, where about 1,000 officers were working with the Nevada National Guard to secure the area for celebrations, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said....
  • San Diego Cop Kills Man Holding Pen, Claims It Was Knife (Graphic Police Brutality)

    01/01/2016 9:59:49 AM PST · by redreno · 43 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | PINAC News
    San Diego police officer Browder killed a man who initially he said was unarmed. After viewing this video, he changed his story and claimed the man was holding a knife, which he wasn't.
  • Video appears to capture cops shooting dead unarmed handcuffed man, 23, then planting gun beside him

    12/21/2015 12:42:11 PM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 20, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    EXCERPT: Noel Aguilar was killed by Los Angeles County deputies Albert Murad and Jose Ruiz in 2014 who claimed that they shot him after he tried to grab one of their guns. They also alleged Aguilar had a loaded weapon. Now footage of the incident, dropped off anonymously at the attorney's office for the suspect's family, appears to show the two officers shooting Aguilar while he was lying face down on the ground with his hands cuffed behind him. Attorney for the family, Humberto Guizar, said the video is 'clear evidence of an execution... Guizar also claims footage shows one...
  • Illinois officer accused of shoving woman, causing head to hit concrete bench

    12/21/2015 9:11:58 AM PST · by redreno · 5 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/21/2015 | by KTRK – Houston
    A northwest suburb of Chicago has agreed to pay $875,000 to a woman who accused a police officer of using excessive force after a DUI arrest.
  • Misconduct records of Chicago police officers may be destroyed

    12/21/2015 7:59:47 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | Updated December 20, 2015 - 12:19pm | By Rosa Flores and Mallory Simon
    CHICAGO — How do you make sure police officers are held accountable if most of their full disciplinary records are no longer available? That question is at the center of what might be the next big battle brewing over police accountability across the country, and specifically in Chicago. The recent release of videos showing deadly shootings of black citizens by white police officers in Chicago has many demanding police accountability and has led to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the patterns and practices of the Chicago Police Department. And now, there is a legal fight over the destruction...
  • Cop shoots suspect escaping crash

    12/17/2015 8:00:32 AM PST · by redreno · 46 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/videos ^ | Wed December 16, 2015 | cnn
    A California police officer will not face criminal charges after he shot a DUI suspect.
  • Daniel Holtzclaw: former Oklahoma City police officer guilty of rape (18 counts)

    12/10/2015 6:55:33 PM PST · by NRx · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12-10-2015 | Molly Redden
    The women were teenagers and grandmothers. Most were living on the margins. All of them were black. And during a month-long trial that became a symbol of police predation, they formed a bleak parade of 13 witnesses who accused a former Oklahoma City officer of using his badge to coerce sex acts and rape. On Thursday, after 45 hours of deliberation, a jury convicted Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, on five counts of rape and 13 other counts of sexual assault, including six of sexual battery. The convictions included four for first-degree rape, which carries a possible sentence of life in prison....
  • Officer takes stand in his trial in Freddie Gray death

    12/09/2015 11:10:03 AM PST · by redreno · 2 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/09/2015 | By Jason Hanna, Mark Morgenstein and Ray Sanchez
    Gray protests Statement from officers in Freddie Gray case ruled admissible Trial dates for officers charged in Freddie Gray death set Baltimore, Freddie Gray family reach $6.4M settlement By Jason Hanna, Mark Morgenstein and Ray Sanchez CNN Baltimore police Officer William Porter, one of six officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, took the stand at his own trial Wednesday, and said there were no signs that Gray — eventually found to have broken his neck in a police van — needed immediate medical attention. "I didn't call for a medic because after talking to Mr. Gray he...
  • SF Cops Complain that the City’s Body Camera Policy Treats Them Like Criminals

    12/04/2015 8:15:45 AM PST · by redreno · 23 replies
    http://www.sfweekly.com ^ | Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 10:07 AM | Adam Brinklow
    As a parade of San Francisco cops questioned the police commission last night about why the city might not trust them to view footage from the body cameras they’d soon be required to wear on duty, five of their colleagues were across town, shooting an allegedly knife-wielding man. It was a hell of a night all around. The shooting happened roughly an hour before the commission meeting, calling Police Chief Greg Suhr away from City Hall. There was plenty of blue on display without him, though: Cops were lined up around the bend trying to convince the commissioners to see...
  • Raw Video: Chicago Police dashcam video of Laquan McDonald shooting

    11/24/2015 5:03:03 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 130 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/24/2015
    McDonald runs towards one police cruiser while brandishing a knife, a 2nd cruiser rolls up, cop steps out walks towards McDonald and proceeds to shoot him 16 times.
  • (Chicago) Who was LaQuan McDonald?

    11/23/2015 7:56:51 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 21 replies
    WMAQ-TV Chicago ^ | 11/23/2015 | Carol Marin
    The single image of LaQuan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. /See video at link)
  • Body Cameras and The Death of a 6-Year-Old Boy

    11/07/2015 10:32:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/07/2015 | Marina Koren
    Police say footage of an officer-involved shooting contributed to prosecutors’ decision to press charges. All of it was filmed. The police chase of an SUV after dark on a weeknight. The shots fired. The driver, struck in the head. His son, 6 years old, shot dead in the front seat. The fatal shooting of Jeremy Mardis in Marksville, Louisiana, on Tuesday was captured on a body camera worn by one of the four police officers present at the scene. And it was that video footage that led in part to the decision to charge two of them with second-degree murder...
  • Cops arrested in shooting death of 6-year-old

    11/07/2015 10:28:53 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | November 7, 2015
    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana investigators are combing through evidence in the shooting death earlier this week of a 6-year-old autistic boy after authorities charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting. Modal Trigger Col. Mike Edmonson, in a late night press conference Friday, said the two officers were being booked on charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Jeremy Mardis and the wounding of his father, Chris Few, in the central Louisiana town of Marksville. -snip- Speaking of the body camera footage that was recovered from the officers, he said: "It is the...
  • SRO Fields has been terminated from Richland Co. Sheriffs Department (threw student across room )

    10/28/2015 9:28:37 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 115 replies
    counton2.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | NBC News
    The school resource officer who was caught on camera violently flipping a South Carolina high school student at her desk has been fired, Richland County authorities announced Wednesday. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said an internal investigation over the Monday incident at Spring Valley High School in Columbia focused on whether Senior Deputy Ben Fields had violated the departments policies. He said at a news conference that the department looked at cellphone videos taken from the classroom and interviews with witnesses, and concluded that the maneuvers he used in the confrontation were not acceptable.
  • YouTube effect has left police officers under siege, law enforcement leaders say

    10/09/2015 2:32:29 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08 oct 2015 | Aaron C. Davis
    Chiefs of some of the nations biggest police departments say officers in American cities have pulled back and have stopped policing as aggressively as they used to, fearing that they could be the next person in a uniform featured on a career-ending viral video. That was the unifying and controversial theory reached Wednesday at a private meeting of more than 100 of the nations top law enforcement officers and politicians. With homicide rates soaring inexplicably this year in dozens of U.S. cities, the group convened by new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch concluded with a brief news conference...
  • Cincinatti prosecutor has released video of shooting he calls 'the most asinine act' made by a cop

    07/29/2015 7:53:44 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Harrison Jacobs
    A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the shooting of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop. In conjunction with the indictment, Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters released a video of the shooting from the body camera of the shooting officer, Ray Tensing. This is the most asinine act Ive ever seen a police officer make, said Deters during a news conference. Its an absolute tragedy in 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless. He lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldnt get...
  • [AZ] cop illegally enters home, arrests naked woman: I was in the shower! What is wrong with you?

    07/17/2015 12:42:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    An Arizona cop barged into a womans home while she was in the shower and handcuffed her as she stood naked and sopping wet, according to a lawsuit. Officer Doug Rose lectured an unclothed, sobbing Esmeralda Rossi in front of her daughter and told her he was in charge, even though she was in her own home. Even as an investigation determined that Rose illegally entered the home, the policeman managed to retire and start collecting his pension. -snip- Dont take the attitude with cops, because we dont play, Rose said. When a cop shows up, youre not the one...
  • Family, survivor call for federal probe of police shooting

    07/15/2015 3:14:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 67 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 07/15/2015 | AP By BRIAN MELLEY and AMANDA LEE MYERS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by police in suburban Los Angeles called for a federal civil rights investigation into the police department involved Wednesday, saying newly released video of the shooting raises significant questions. Newly released videos of the shooting show Diaz-Zeferino with his palms open at waist level when officers shoot him eight times. A second man who had his hands up, Eutiquio Acevedo-Mendez, survived a gunshot wound to the back.
  • Sign inside Baltimore police van under investigation

    07/02/2015 4:36:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 31 replies
    http://www.wbaltv.com ^ | 5:17 PM EDT Jul 02, 2015 | By Kate Amara
    BALTIMORE The Baltimore City Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a WBAL-TV 11 News viewer shared four photographs of a sign inside a city police wagon. The photos show the doors of the parked police van left open. On the inside of the back door is a sign, attached or possibly stenciled on, that reads: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" The pictures were taken Tuesday near the Central District Police Station on Baltimore Street.
  • Corrections Officer Gene Palmer Gave Prison Escapees Paint and Tools in Exchange for Art

    06/25/2015 7:50:46 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    A veteran New York state corrections officer rolled out the red carpet for two convicted murderers who have made a spectacular prison break -- giving them art supplies, tools and access to the catwalks behind the walls of their cell to do electrical work, stunning court documents say. Gene Palmer, 57, of Dannemora, was arrested Wednesday and hit with promoting prison contraband and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor in connection with the "Shawshank Redemption"-style June 6 escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility
  • Los Angeles sheriff's deputies found guilty in jail beating

    06/25/2015 7:45:01 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 06/24/2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were convicted Wednesday in federal court in the beating of a bloody, handcuffed jail visitor and an attempt to cover it up. Sgt. Eric Gonzalez and deputies Sussie Ayala and Fernando Luviano were found guilty of deprivation of civil rights and falsification of records in the 2011 beating of Gabriel Carrillo. Gonzalez and Ayala were also convicted of conspiracy to violate constitutional rights. The three face at least six years in prison when sentenced Nov. 2. "An individual who carries a badge and a gun and who uses their authority...
  • Arkansas Cops Caught on Video Assaulting Blind Man Before Lying on Arrest Report

    06/15/2015 11:33:06 AM PDT · by redreno · 47 replies
    http://photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 06/14/2015 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A blind man in Arkansas sustained a back injury after being assaulted by Little Rock police who failed to identify themselves before lying about the incident. After missing the bus from his job at Lighthouse for the Blind on June 1, Eric Wilson was walking home when he was approached by police and ordered to walk over to them. Wilson is legally blind and says that he can only see shadows. He complied, despite not knowing if he was about to be robbed or about to be confronted with actual police officers as they did not identify themselves.
  • High school principal loses job after defending Texas officer

    06/11/2015 7:17:26 AM PDT · by redreno · 44 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | June 11, 2015 - 12:04am | REUTERS
    A Florida high school principal has been removed from his job after commenting online in support of the Texas police officer who resigned after a video surfaced showing him manhandling a black bikini-clad teenager and pulling his gun on other black teens, according to officials and local media. Miami-Dade County Public Schools said in a brief statement on Wednesday that North Miami Senior High School principal Alberto Iber had been removed. It added a replacement would be announced shortly. The statement did not specify what prompted the move, but stated that district employees are required to conduct themselves, both personally...
  • Crowley PD out of control?

    06/10/2015 7:56:29 AM PDT · by redreno · 30 replies
    http://theind.com ^ | 06/09/2015 | By Patrick Flanagan
    On May 25, officers with the Crowley Police Department busted through the front door as a family was sitting down for Sunday dinner. Footage from an officers body cam was eventually leaked to the press, showing the homes owners, well-known attorneys J. Clay LeJeune and his wife Mitzi Mayeaux, engaged in a dispute with the officers. It quickly turned ugly, with LeJeune receiving the business end of one officers Tazer. Both were arrested and later indicted by an Acadia Parish grand jury on charges of public intimidation, retaliation and resisting an officer with force of violence.
  • Owner of house blown apart by SWAT says: 'This is an abomination. This is an atrocity'

    06/05/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 127 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | Phil Tenser, Anne Trujillo, Alan Stedman
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - "There was one gunman with a handgun and they chose to turn this house into something that resembles Osama Bin Laden's compound." Leo Lech is more than a little upset, and he is not afraid to express it with colorful language. After all, the house he purchased for his son now has gaping holes where it once had walls and windows. Past the exposed studs and insulation of the condemned structure, you can see artwork on the wall of a 9-year-old boy's bedroom. "In any civilized nation ... this is the act of paramilitary thugs," he...
  • Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

    06/08/2015 8:53:11 AM PDT · by redreno · 7 replies
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) A white former North Charleston police officer was indicted on a murder charge Monday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was running away from the officer after a traffic stop. The shooting April 4 was captured on video by a bystander and showed officer Michael Slager firing eight times as 50-year-old Walter Scott ran away. The shooting rekindled an ongoing national debate about the treatment of black suspects at the hands of white officers
  • Video of officers breaking up pool party in Texas sparks outrage [in the media]

    06/08/2015 5:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/15 | Faith Karimi and Ashley Fantz
    he outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for the officer's dismissal were swift and loud... The approximately seven-minute video shows officers trying to gain control of a group of teenagers at the pool. A few minutes into the video, an officer throws a 14-year-old girl wearing a bikini to the ground and shoves her head down. Two teenage boys approach; the officer pulls out his gun and chases them away. He then grabs the girl's arm as he re-holsters his gun.
  • Texas Police Officer Suspended After Pulling Weapon On Teens During Pool Party

    06/07/2015 9:12:22 AM PDT · by redreno · 71 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com ^ | Jun. 7, 2015, at 8:20 a.m. | David Mack
    A police officer in McKinney, Texas, has been suspended from duties after being filmed aggressively handcuffing, and then pulling a weapon on, a group of black teens following an incident at a local pool party on Friday night.
  • Chicago votes to pay millions over police torture

    05/07/2015 9:54:33 AM PDT · by redreno · 17 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | /May 6, 2015, 7:14 PM | Dean Reynolds
    CHICAGO -- Jon Burge is an old man now, but he was once one of the most feared cops in Chicago, the master of a detective unit that allegedly tortured criminal suspects for decades. Operating out of the notorious Area 2 headquarters, Burge and his men were accused of choking, shocking, burning and beating people -- most of them African-Americans -- until they confessed. Chicago's city council voted Wednesday to pay $5.5 million to victims of police torture that date back from the 1970s into the '90s. The city has already spent more than $100 million after losing some lawsuits...
  • Mugshots of 6 Baltimore police officers charged RUINS liberal race narrative!

    05/01/2015 6:20:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 115 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/1/2015 | soopermexican
    Thousands of black people are happily celebrating the decision announced today to charge six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but they may be disappointed when they find out that three of the six are African-American! .@Baltimorepolice release photos of the six officers charged in the #FreddieGray case >> http://t.co/76IQHHvmXQ pic.twitter.com/B8O8fEMyi9 wbaltv.com (@wbaltv11) May 1, 2015 And the bottom left is the driver, who was the only person charged with murder. So black people are celebrating that three blacks have been charged in the death of a black drug dealer, because they want to defeat racism. Yeah that...
  • Baltimore Police Overcharged, Likely to be Dismissed (How or when the fatal injury occurred?)

    05/01/2015 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    www.valuewalk.com ^ | 05/01/2014 | staff
    The charges against six Baltimore Police officers in the case of a death caused by an alleged 80 percent severed spine may go too far, and some are likely to be dismissed by a judge and/or fail if there is ever a trial, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, because of at least two important factors: causation and divided responsibility. --snip-- Since the statement of probable cause read by Baltimore lead prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby did not include any explanation of exactly how or when the fatal injury occurred, it may be difficult to establish that any of the...
  • When You See How Close MDs Prosecutor Is to Freddie Grays Attorney, Youll Understand the Concerns

    05/01/2015 5:13:26 PM PDT · by yuffy · 29 replies
    ijreview ^ | (4 HOURS AGO) | BY MICHELLE RAY
    Maryland States Attorney and chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, announced charges on Friday morning against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Now, Mosby is facing scrutiny over her political ties to the city and close relationship with Billy Murphy, the attorney representing the Gray family. According to a report by the Daily Mail, concerns about the close ties have been raised by Baltimore defense attorney, Warren Brown. Prior to the announced charges, Brown said that Mosby was under intense pressure to issue an indictment in the case: I think she has too much pressure to not indict, from...
  • Marilyn Mosby Called For Special Prosecutor In Michael Brown Case But Refuses Calls For Recusal

    05/01/2015 5:16:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Marilyn Mosby, the Maryland state attorney for Baltimore who on Friday announced charges against six city police officers for the death of Freddie Gray, said last year that a St. Louis County grand jurys decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown breaks [her] heart and that a special prosecutor should have been appointed to handle the case.The revelation comes as Mosby is being asked to recuse herself and appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case against six Baltimore police officers now charged with a range of crimes in the death of 25-year-old Freddie...
  • The Baltimore Six Three Black, Three White, Officers Detail Charges and Bail Information.

    05/01/2015 6:14:46 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 101 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | sundance
    Alan Dershowitz responds to Baltimore States Attorney Marilyn Mosby saying her decision was entirely based on politics and crowd control. Dershowitz said this is a very sad day for justice and that Mosby acted out of a desire to prevent riots. It will be virtually impossible, he predicted, for the six officers involved to get a fair trial. ...
  • Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby Is Presenting A Potemkin Village To A Racial Audience.

    05/01/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 30 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | sundance
    Theres a big legal leap being made by Marilyn Mosby all the way to intentional killing. Charging the driver of the transport van with murder is a considerable leap based on currently available information. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby is playing a dangerous game of racially motivated political and legal theatrics. The construct of her Probable Cause Affidavit (as presented)is filled with misleading information, manipulation and obtuse political talking points. Heres a transcript of her entire PCA as spoken This is where readers have to comprehend that Mrs. Mosby is playing a dangerous political game. The officers have not been...
  • Officers Charged In Freddie Grays Death, States Attorney Said Arrest Was Illegal [Knife Was Legal]

    05/01/2015 2:03:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 51 replies
    WJZ, CBS Baltimore ^ | May 1, 2015 | Derek Valcourt
    City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby says Freddie Gray received his critical injuries in Baltimore police custody and has charged all six officers involved in his death...Lt. Rice, Officer Nero and Officer Miller failed to establish probable cause for Mr. Grays arrest, as no crime had been committed by Mr. Gray, Mosby said...They found a knife clipped inside his pants packet the knife was not a switchblade and is lawful under Maryland law, she said.
  • Sheriff Clarke: Charge against cops a 'miscarriage of justice'

    05/01/2015 3:19:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-1-15 | Alex Griswold
    In an interview with Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke dismissed the charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of African-American man Freddie Grey as “political justice” and “a miscarriage of justice.” CLARKE: It’s a miscarriage of justice. This neophyte prosecutor stood up there and made a political statement, Neil, and I say that because she chanting or voicing some of the chants from this angry mob. Her job is to tune that out. She said, ‘I hear the voices.’ She is not supposed to hear anything as she reviews this case...
  • Baltimore Officer Accused in Freddie Gray Death Served as 'Outstanding & Dedicated' Firefighter

    05/01/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 05/01/2015 | By Dan Stamm
    A Baltimore Police officer facing decades in prison if convicted for his role in the death of Freddie Gray has ties to South Jersey. Officer Edward Nero served as a member of the Washington Township Fire Department in Gloucester County for a decade, said township Fire Chief John Hoffman.