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  • Freeper ARRESTED for Asserting his RIGHTS!!!!!

    08/20/2009 7:25:12 AM PDT · by politicalmerc · 260 replies · 8,838+ views
    Vanity ^ | 8/20/09 | Political Merc
    Excuse the vanity but you guys MUST hear this. As you know if you have read any of my posts, I use to be an attorney. Well, my friendly local police department just made a HUGE MISTAKE and I can assure you they will pay for it. I post it here, not for sympathy but to show just how eroded our rights have become.
  • Mints Believed To Be Crack Land Man In Jail (for three months)

    08/19/2009 8:53:20 PM PDT · by ellery · 51 replies · 3,851+ views
    WFTV ^ | August 19, 2009
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A man is suing the Kissimmee Police Department for an arrest over mints. When officers pulled Donald May over for an expired tag, they thought the mints he was chewing were crack and arrested him. May told Eyewitness News they wouldn't let him out of jail for three months until tests proved the so-called drugs were candy. May said he was just minding his business, driving home from work, when a Kissimmee police officer pulled him over near 192. "I don't know how it occurred," he said. May was pulled over for an expired tag on his...
  • Wyoming police use Taser on 76-year-old driving antique tractor in parade

    08/12/2009 1:12:32 PM PDT · by ellery · 32 replies · 2,613+ views
    GLENROCK, Wyo. - A 76-year-old Wyoming man shot with a Taser by police while driving an antique tractor in a small-town parade says it hurt but he's OK. Retired truck driver Bud Grose of Glenrock told The Associated Press in a telephone interview on Wednesday that he has a heart condition but didn't require any medical attention. Investigators say police in Glenrock used a Taser on the man after he disobeyed orders. They say the tractor may have hit a car. Two officers were placed on paid leave and state agents are investigating, but the police chief says it doesn't...
  • Store video catches cop bullying woman

    07/20/2009 6:03:46 AM PDT · by grjr21 · 121 replies · 4,567+ views
    <p>WHEN AGNES LAWLESS and three friends were inside a Lukoil convenience store in the Northeast at 3 a.m. last August, they'd all but forgotten the fender-bender in which they'd been involved moments earlier.</p> <p>There was little damage, and the other driver had left the scene, near Northeast Philadelphia Airport.</p>
  • Authorities: Cop got Breathalyzer after 4 hours (cop allowed to sober up after killing boy in DUI)

    05/26/2009 7:57:51 AM PDT · by ellery · 41 replies · 1,762+ views
    KWQC ^ | May 25, 2009
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Cook County state's attorney's office says an off-duty Chicago police officer charged in a fatal hit & run was not given a Breathalyzer test for almost four hours after his arrest. The tests showed that Officer Richard Bolling had a blood-alcohol level of 0.079. That's just under the 0.08 legal limit. A Chicago police spokesman says the department wouldn't comment on the test. The 39-year-old Bolling is charged with reckless homicide, DUI and hit & run after allegedly striking and killing a 13-year-old boy riding his bicycle on the South Side early Friday. Relatives of the...
  • L.A. police union wants San Diego newspaper writers fired

    05/23/2009 5:05:58 PM PDT · by ellery · 14 replies · 1,295+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 21, 2009 | Joel Rubin
    The union representing Los Angeles police officers is pressuring the owner of San Diego’s main newspaper to change the paper’s editorial stance on labor issues or to fire its editorial writers. The feud is rooted in the recent purchase of the San Diego Union-Tribune by Platinum Equity, a private Beverly Hills firm. Platinum relies on a $30-million investment from the pension fund of Los Angeles police officers and fire fighters, along with large sums from other public-employee pension systems around the state, to help fund its acquisitions of companies. As League President Paul M. Weber views it, that makes the...
  • Police goof in raid, city stalls on damages

    05/07/2009 8:20:47 PM PDT · by ellery · 32 replies · 2,547+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 7, 2009
    Andrew Leonard was watching television with his wife not long after returning from Ash Wednesday services when police burst through the front door of his North Baltimore home. He was handcuffed, plunked in a chair and told to keep quiet as officers rifled through the house and interrogated him for 15 minutes about drugs and a dealer he knew nothing about. As it turned out, police had the wrong house. The man they were looking for lived two doors down. Leonard, a 33-year-old chemist who has no criminal record, said he and his wife, a 29-year-old credit analyst, were frightened...
  • Grandma Arrested for Child Porn (bathtub photos of granddaughter)

    05/04/2009 4:53:16 PM PDT · by ellery · 92 replies · 6,622+ views
    Reason ^ | May 4, 2009 | Radley Balko
    Back in 2005, a WalMart worker in Pennsylvania reported 59-year-old Donna Dull to local authorities after Dull dropped off some film that included shots of her three-year-old granddaughter in and just out of the bath. Dull was arrested—roughly, she says—and charged with producing and distributing child pornography. The charges were dropped 15 months later when a Pennsylvania special prosecutor overruled the local DA. Only Dull, her attorney, and police and prosecutors have apparently seen the photos, which are now under seal. She's now suing. In this follow-up article from the York Daily Record, state officials seem to be trying to...
  • Mayor, MPD Chief Rip AG Carry Gun Memo(former Romney Sec. of Public Safety)

    04/29/2009 11:03:34 AM PDT · by ellery · 22 replies · 731+ views
    TMJ-4 ^ | April 22, 2009 | Tom Murray
    MILWAUKEE - Outdoorsman, gun enthusiast and NRA member Ben Auer believes Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen just made it easier to carry a gun in public. “He looked at our right and he confirmed it,” Auer told TODAY’S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray. Van Hollen told prosecutors in a memo that simply carrying a firearm should not result in a disorderly conduct charge. “A number of different district attorneys from around the state requested our opinion on this issue,” Van Hollen said. “When you have people who openly believed that carrying a firearm in and of itself was disorderly conduct,...
  • Wisconsin's Top Criminal (Police Chief dismisses Constitution)

    04/28/2009 7:14:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies · 2,593+ views
    JPFO ^ | 27 April, 2009 | Kirby Ferris
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chief of Police Ed Flynn is hopefully going to be out of a job soon. This is a good thing. Take a deep breath and read this excerpt from a recent Associated Press release. MADISON (AP) — Milwaukee’s police chief said today he’ll go on telling his officers to take down anyone with a firearm despite Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s finding that people can carry guns openly if they do it peacefully. Please take the time to read the entire piece (JPFO copy) This is very important information for any gun owner. Chief Flynn then goes on...
  • CALIFORNIA: Bill would legalize, tax marijuana

    02/23/2009 10:50:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 175 replies · 3,835+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/23/9 | Jim Sanders
    California may be going to pot - literally. Marijuana would be grown and sold openly to adults 21 and older under legislation introduced this morning by a San Francisco lawmaker. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, said the cash-starved state could generate more than a billion dollars by taxing pot growers and sellers. Ammiano predicted that the public would support loosening marijuana laws that require substantial public funds to enforce. "I think there's a mentality throughout the state and the country that this isn't the highest priority," he said. "And that maybe we should start to reassess." Before California could legalize...
  • Militarizing Police Depts. With Your Bailout Money

    02/11/2009 11:57:25 AM PST · by mnehring · 100 replies · 2,912+ views
    George Orwell, call your office !If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, then city mayors follow a very close second.  In fact, it occurs to me they may be the spiritual offspring of the aforementioned liaisons.  Whenever there is loose change or unclaimed dollar bills laying around, mayors can smell them a mile away and if a Sugar Daddy offers free cash, they never stop to question what the vigorish might be.  The urban emperors, suburban commissars, the hack and the highbrow, the Republican and Democrat, the apolitical and amoral, the exurban apparatchiks all assemble to line dance down Pennsylvania Avenue like ladies of the...
  • Police Kill Family Dog During Raid (yet another isolated incident)

    02/07/2009 3:04:18 PM PST · by ellery · 326 replies · 5,668+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/7/09 | Jeff Hager
    "They hit the door right here and the door flew open," says Mike Hasenei, standing outside his Elkridge home. His wife, Phyllis, was watching television with her 12-year old daughter when members of the Howard County Police Tactical Team came through the door. "They had guns pointed at us. You have 25 guys coming in here all dressed in black and all that we saw were their eyes, and they're screaming 'Hands in the air!'" Members of the team were acting upon a tip that an assault rifle, magazines and hollow-point bullets stolen from a marked police car the night...
  • After lights, sirens on I-94, lots of questions

    02/04/2009 1:31:48 PM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 171 replies · 4,376+ views
    Minn-St. Paul Star Tribune ^ | 4 Feb 2009 | Randy Furst
    More than a month after Sam Salter wound up in the Ramsey County jail for two nights, the 40-year-old adjunct college instructor from Hudson, Wis., is still fuming. "You feel totally helpless," he said. At the end of a New Year's Eve traffic stop on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, State Patrol Sgt. Carrie Rindal rammed Salter's 2001 Toyota Sienna van, causing $1,500 damage to his vehicle, and arrested him at gunpoint while his three children, ages 2, 3 and 6, sat in the van. His wife had to pick up the kids as he was taken to jail. Rindal...
  • Death by SWAT

    02/06/2009 11:02:54 AM PST · by ellery · 138 replies · 3,116+ views
    Reason ^ | January 2009 | Radley Balko
    Collateral raid damage In January 2007, a SWAT team in Lima, Ohio, shot and killed Tarika Wilson, a 26-year-old mother, during a drug raid at the home of her boyfriend, Anthony Terry. When the unarmed Wilson was shot, she was kneeling on the ground, complying with police orders. She was holding her 1-year-old son, Sincere, who was also shot, losing his left hand. A subsequent investigation revealed that Officer Joseph Chavalia heard another officer shooting Terry’s two dogs, mistook the noise for hostile gunfire, panicked, and fired blindly into the room where Wilson was kneeling. Chavalia was charged with involuntary...
  • Lawyer: Transit cop may have pulled wrong gun

    01/31/2009 8:20:07 PM PST · by LuxMaker · 53 replies · 1,049+ views
    YAHOO NEWS! ^ | 31 Jan 2009 | TERRY COLLINS
    Slideshow: Oakland Train Station Shooting OAKLAND, Calif. – The transit officer who shot and killed an unarmed man may have mistakenly pulled his service pistol instead of a stun gun, his lawyer said Friday.
  • Officers accused of using home in wait for warrant

    01/31/2009 6:16:56 PM PST · by ellery · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 31, 2009 | Maria Cramer
    Boston police are investigating allegations that officers who were assigned to guard the home of a homicide suspect remained inside his apartment, watching television and resting on the couch even before detectives obtained a search warrant. On Tuesday night, seven hours after Christopher Jamison, 23, allegedly shot Anthony Perry, 22, in Jamaica Plain, officers went inside his Roxbury home and ordered his mother to leave. After police looked through the apartment to be sure no one else was present, at least two officers remained inside most of the night without a warrant, said Ozell Hudson Jr., a Boston-based lawyer representing...
  • Do police have the right to confiscate your camera?

    01/26/2009 7:36:02 AM PST · by BGHater · 64 replies · 2,562+ views
    Carlos Miller ^ | 21 Jan 2009 | Carlos Miller
    Seconds after BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant, police immediately began confiscating cell phones containing videos that have yet to see the light of day. In fact, the only videos that have been seen by the public were filmed by people who managed to leave the scene before police confronted them.In one instance, police chased after Karina Vargas after she stepped on the train, banging on the window after the doors closed and demanding her to turn over the camera. The train sped away with Vargas still holding her camera.Her video, which did not show the...
  • New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

    01/26/2009 2:13:08 PM PST · by dila813 · 117 replies · 2,087+ views
    Techfragments ^ | Today | Michael Horton
    A new bill is being introduced called, Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, which would require any mobile phone containing a digital camera to sound a tone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera's phone. It would also prohibit such a phone from being equipped with a means of disabling or silencing the tone. While its a good gesture, I do not believe having such a law would deter criminals from hacking their camera phones to take pictures in inappropriate ways. Also, the real criminals would not even use a camera phone but would probably use other devices such as...
  • Cop pleads guilty in beating of man in wheelchair

    01/22/2009 7:11:54 PM PST · by LuxMaker · 21 replies · 718+ views
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | January 22, 2009 |
    A Chicago Police officer pleaded guilty today to a civil rights violation for beating a 60-year-old man who was handcuffed and shackled to a wheelchair. ">snip<"