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  • Stanislaus deputy charged in Modesto woman’s shooting death early last year in Ripon (CA)

    07/16/2018 3:36:39 PM PDT · by keat · 2 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | July 16, 2018 12:43 PM | Deke Farrow
    The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges of voluntary manslaughter against Stanislaus County sheriff’s Deputy Justin Wall in the February 2017 shooting of Evin Olsen Yadegar, a Modesto woman. Yadegar, 46, was shot by Wall in Ripon after a law-enforcement pursuit that began in Salida. Authorities have said she was shot after she did not respond to commands to exit her vehicle and then put it in reverse, driving toward two deputies and a Ripon police officer. A news release Monday from the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office makes no mention of Yadegar endangering any officers or...
  • Police tackle man who went under tape at suspicious package incident in downtown Milwaukee

    05/22/2018 1:19:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies ^ | 5/21/18 | JONATHON GREGG
    MILWAUKEE -- Police on the scene of a suspicious package in downtown Milwaukee had to play defense when, out of nowhere, a man rushed to the package and spilled out the contents. The unidentified man was arrested for interfering with members of the Milwaukee County Bomb Squad. The bomb squad was on the scene at Wisconsin and Plankinton Avenues early on Monday, May 21 for reports of a suspicious package. The investigation shut down that intersection and several nearby blocks in the middle of the morning commute.The action was captured on camera by several FOX6 News viewers in the area....
  • Indiana man sues after being ticketed for giving state trooper the finger

    02/05/2018 10:20:51 AM PST · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    An Indiana man has reportedly filed a federal lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated when he was ticketed for giving an Indiana State Trooper “the finger.” Mark May, of Terre Haute, is seeking unspecified damages against Police Master Trooper Matt Ames, the Tribune-Star reported, citing a complaint filed in court on Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. May said in the lawsuit that on Aug. 21, 2017, he flashed his middle finger at the state trooper after he claims he was cut off by Ames, who was pulling over another driver on U.S. Route 41. May...
  • County settles suit over traffic stop by cross-commissioned officer ( NM )

    12/07/2016 9:38:43 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The New Mexican ^ | Dec 1, 2016. | Phaedra Haywood
    Santa Fe County has agreed to pay $75,000 to a man who claims a Pojoaque Pueblo police officer assaulted him after a traffic stop seven years ago. Tribal Officer Glen Gutierrez was acting under authority of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office when he pulled over Jose Luis Loya of El Paso on a claim that the motorist was driving recklessly. The settlement, reached last month, is the final installment in a years long dispute over which government agency is legally responsible when officers from other jurisdictions who are cross-commissioned by the sheriff are sued. Santa Fe County since then...
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of -

    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 - 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...
  • Cops Can Ignore Black Lives Matter Protesters. They Can't Ignore Their Insurers

    05/08/2016 11:13:03 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/04/2016 | John Rappaport
    In 2010, the police department in Rutledge, Tenn., was riven by scandal. The police chief, a 12-year department veteran, had been charged with assault and was under investigation by state authorities. But that wasn't what Mayor Danny Turley cited when he fired the top cop that year. Turley "had no choice," he said--his "hands were tied"--because the city could have lost its liability insurance if the chief kept his job. That would have left Rutledge responsible for paying out on future lawsuits, potentially crippling its small budget. So the insurance company got its way, and a police officer got an...
  • Muslim teen creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested

    09/16/2015 11:48:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 78 replies
    CNN, via ^ | September 16, 2015 | Ashley Fantz and AnneClaire Stapleton
    When Ahmed Mohamed went to his high school in Irving, Texas, Monday, he was so excited. A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he'd made from a pencil case. The 14-year-old's day ended not with praise, but punishment, after the school called police and he was arrested. A photo shows Ahmed, wearing a NASA t-shirt, looking confused and upset as he's being led out of school in handcuffs. "They arrested me and they told me that I committed the crime of a hoax bomb, a fake bomb," the freshman later...
  • Where's the Conservative Outcry on Ferguson Police Abuses?

    03/10/2015 7:58:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/10/2015 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    Conservatives are typically eager to disparage politicians and bureaucrats who conspire to seize wealth. So you'd think that they'd be outraged to learn that officials in one municipality treat residents as revenue sources rather than citizens. In this city, policymakers have made maximizing the intake of money their number one priority. They urge police to cite residents as aggressively as possible and evaluate their municipal court judge based on the fines that he levies. Challenges to the city's system are thwarted by a deliberately complicated thicket of rules and red tape. And violations of the Constitution are frequent and unpunished....
  • Police officer comes in conflict with abortion 1992

    01/05/2015 6:04:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 5, 2015 | saynsumthn
    I came across a 2010 blog post by Tony Perkins which recounted his face to face conflict with abortion as a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during a pro-life Operation Rescue protest. Ironically, I had never heard his observations before as I was actually a reporter on the scene during those same protests. “Having grown up in a Christian home and having accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of nine, I just assumed that I was pro-life, even though I can’t recall ever hearing a sermon on the topic. After all, I thought, aren’t all...
  • Innocent Man Raided, Tased, Beaten, & Shot By a Corrupt SWAT Team who Lied to Get the Raid

    12/21/2014 5:02:41 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 45 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Matt Agorist
    Houston, TX — A completely innocent man was shot, tasered, brutally beaten, and had stun grenades thrown at him by vicious and incompetent SWAT officers. Then, those same officers tried to cover up their mistake by charging the victim, Chad Chadwick, with six criminal offenses including felony assault on a police officer. This incident happened in 2011, but it has taken Chadwick three years and his entire life savings, to finally beat the charges that he was falsely accused of. Last month, a jury found Chad Chadwick not guilty of interfering with police. With tears in their eyes members of...
  • Tea Party mom wins $1.12M for false prosecution

    12/13/2014 1:18:02 PM PST · by Sealgair · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Rich Calder
    A Long Island mother of three arrested for taking pictures of an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons ​– ​while ​armed to the teeth with a licensed assault rifle in her car — has been awarded ​$1.12 million​ by a federal jury over her false prosecution by Suffolk County authorities.
  • Celebrities, Congressional Black Caucus: Let's Nationalize Police

    08/30/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 August 2014 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Celebrities, Congressional Black Caucus: Let's Nationalize Police The New American 30 August 2014 Prominent celebrities and Congressional Black Caucus leaders endorsed a major nationalization of local police forces in a letter to President Obama. Full Article:
  • Cop Tases Man Reading A Book (VIDEO)

    05/07/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 32 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 5/7/14 | Austin Petersen
    SALEM, OR – An incident is being investigated where a police officer in Oregon was harassing a man who was sitting down reading a book at a local transit mall. The officer grabs the man’s skateboard, throws it and tells him to put his hands behind his back. The man stands up and begins to walk away, pulling out his cell phone to make a call, causing the officer to deploy the taser in the man’s back. At the moment there has been no information from the local police released as to the motive for the officer’s attack on the...
  • Sober driver arrested for OWI when deputy crashes into her car

    05/02/2014 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | Stephen Davis and Bryan Polcyn
    A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy rolls through a stop sign and causes a violent crash. So why was the victim placed under arrest? A FOX6 Investigation finds that a deputy’s changing story may have changed one woman’s life forever. Tanya Weyker was hurt so badly, she couldn’t blow into a breath-testing device or perform field sobriety tests. But a Sheriff’s deputy arrested her for drunk driving anyway. And the County hung those charges over her head for nearly a year, even long after blood tests proved she was perfectly sober.
  • Texas woman arrested after failing to stop and talk to police officer

    04/14/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 129 replies
    upi ^ | April 14, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    WHITEHOUSE , Texas, A Texas woman who was approached by a police officer who was “acting suspicious” was arrested after she failed to stop and talk to him. Melissa Bonnette was out for a walk on Friday morning when a Whitehouse Police Department officer pulled up alongside her on a motorcycle and asked her to talk. The officer, Shawn Johnson, allegedly approached Bonnette because she was walking on the wrong side of the road. "I thought that maybe he was flirting," Bonnette told KYTX. "I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn't really sure but...
  • Riot Cop Violently Blindsides Girl On Street

    03/31/2014 3:49:33 PM PDT · by TheProducer · 185 replies
    A video uploaded by a Phoebe Landolt shows a riot cop assaulting a girl standing on the street. Police had been called in to quell a student riot in Arizona after the Wildcats lost their game to Wisconsin. The girl in the video did not appear to be rioting or causing a scene, but the officer can be clearly viewed charging her and knocking her over for apparently no reason.

    11/10/2013 4:24:12 PM PST · by redreno · 40 replies ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 2:01pm | Jason Howerton
    A man in New Mexico was pulled over by police for a minor traffic violation. When officers said a K-9 unit sniffed drugs on the driver’s seat, the officers forced the man to undergo invasive medical procedures, including an anal exam. It may sound nearly identical to David Eckert’s nightmarish story as reported by TheBlaze Tuesday, but this is an entirely different incident. It does, however, involve the same uncertified drug-sniffing dog in New Mexico. The dog’s name is Leo.
  • 4 On Your Side looks into traffic stop gone horribly wrong for Lordsburg man

    11/05/2013 5:28:49 AM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 187 replies
    This 4 On Your Side investigation looks into the actions of police officers and doctors in Southern New Mexico. A review of medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit show deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, police officers with the City of Deming and medical professionals at the Gila Regional Medical Center made some questionable decisions. The incident began January 2, 2013 after David Eckert finished shopping at the Wal-Mart in Deming. According to a federal lawsuit, Eckert didn’t make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was immediately stopped by...
  • MI:Homeowner is Arrested for Open Carrying an Empty Shotgun on His Own Property

    09/26/2013 4:34:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 25 September, 2013 | Jonathan S.
    (Credit: Heather Donald, YouTube) A military veteran in Crawford County, Michigan has been arrested and charged with a felony assault with a deadly weapon even after HE was the one who called the cops in the first place when he found a man trespassing on his property.When the man’s wife tried to video tape what was happening the cops told her to turn off the camera and tried to take it.  (You can see the video below… only because the wife figured out how to restore the “deleted” file)The Blaze has reported that Thomas Donald was out hunting with his...
  • Leander Won't Pay Vet Bills for Dog Shot In Warrant Mix-Up

    09/20/2013 4:51:30 AM PDT · by kimtom · 9 replies ^ | 18 Sep 2013 | Melanie Lofton
    A police officer shoots a dog in Central Texas and the world responds with anger, outrage, and calls for that officer to be fired. The officer was trying to serve a warrant for someone who didn't live at the address where it happened. Now police are taking steps to make sure something like this never happens again. Vinny the dog looks much better than he did last month. "It went in right here, and went through his shoulder, through his muscle, and ended up right here," James Simmons explained pointing out Vinny's injuries. Vinny was shot June 17 when a...