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  • 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:http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/19025-celebrities-congressional-black-caucus-let-s-nationalize-police
  • 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
    Fox6Now.com ^ | 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.
  • NEW MEXICO MAN REALLY HAD NO IDEA WHAT HE WAS IN FOR AFTER COPS PULLED HIM OVER FOR NOT USING HIS ..

    11/10/2013 4:24:12 PM PST · by redreno · 40 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 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
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 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
    http://www.keyetv.com/ ^ | 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...
  • Police taser a man off a roof, choke, drag him face-down on stairs, killing him

    08/22/2013 8:26:50 PM PDT · by plsjr · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 21 Aug 2013 | Austin Peterson
    The use of a stun gun on a person who is in danger of falling is not allowed to be used in Phoenix, Arizona. But that didn’t stop officers from extricating a man from his roof by giving him a thorough tasering, followed by a choke drag face-down in order to “rescue him.” The father of the victim was a former detective who believes the police went too far. 44-year-old Michael Angel wasn’t violent when he got up on the roof. Phoenix police arrived and initially tried to get him down, but then they suddenly rushed him and began tasering...
  • Vermont Man Rob MacIver Wrongly Accused of Running Red Light, Takes Cops to Court (Video)

    07/28/2013 5:14:32 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 33 replies
    WCAX.com via Opposingviews.com ^ | Sat, July 27, 2013 | Amanda Schallert,
    The defendants in Rob MacIver’s red-light ticket case are members of the police department and his town’s administration, but neither of them showed up to the hearing on Friday. MacIver, a 56-year-old Vermont man, is looking to win $2,000 for the damages he incurred while protesting a ticket he received for supposedly running a red light last December, according to WCAX.com. MacIver says he didn't go through a red light and the police’s video proved his point. However, police have insisted he violated the law.
  • Nebraska Police Chase Down Man Video Recording Their Abuse While Second Man Video Records It All

    03/25/2013 9:29:55 AM PDT · by redreno · 65 replies
    www.photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 03/25/2013 | By Carlos Miller
    Omaha police displayed an unbridled street gang brazenness when they chased a man who was video recording them abusing his brother into a private home, confiscating his phone and arresting him to ensure their actions would never see the light of day. However, another citizen captured the entire incident on video from a second-floor window, ensuring at least the façade of an internal investigation.
  • Troopers Indicted After Roadside Cavity Search Of Two Women

    03/23/2013 4:44:40 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 62 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | March 22, 2013 | Jack Fink
    CBS-11 has learned two state troopers involved in a controversial roadside cavity search of two North Texas women have been indicted on criminal charges by a Dallas County Grand Jury. CBS-11 has learned that one of the troopers, Kelley Helleson, who left the courthouse after testifying Friday, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of official oppression. She was seen on dashcam video searching the body cavities — front and back — of the two women along an exit ramp of the Bush Turnpike in Irving last summer. The Texas Department of Public Safety fired Helleson....
  • Request to Drop Charges in Kelly Thomas Case Denied

    01/12/2013 12:45:51 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com ^ | Friday, Jan 11, 2013 | Updated 4:14 PM PST | By Olsen Ebright
    A judge has denied two Fullerton police officers' request to drop charges against them in the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man, according to court documents obtained by NBC4 on Friday. In a Jan. 4 decision (PDF), Orange County Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg ruled there was enough "competent evidence to show the commission of a crime or the defendant's connection with it." According to the ruling, the judge didn't want to rule on whether or not reasonable force was used. Instead, that matter should be left to a jury, he wrote.
  • LAPD officers slam cuffed woman to ground

    08/30/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 28 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | August 28, 2012 | Leslie Miller
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two Los Angeles Police Department officers are under investigation stemming from a use of force incident caught on tape showing a woman being slammed to the ground twice, once while in handcuffs. Michelle Jordan, 34, of Sunland was pulled over last Tuesday on Foothill Boulevard and Saluda Avenue for a cellphone violation. She drove into a Del Taco restaurant parking lot, where the incident was recorded on surveillance video.The married mother, who works as a registered nurse, got out of her car. Moments later, the video shows her being slammed to the pavement and handcuffed. The...
  • VIDEO - Handcuffed man repeatedly kicked, beaten, and tasered by police while in handcuffs

    07/11/2011 10:53:25 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 150 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/11/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Tennessee man sustained a punctured lung and cracked ribs following a brutal beating from a team of police deputies - while he already in handcuffs. After being stripped naked, the man was kicked and shocked repeatedly with a Taser gun. The January 23 incident was caught on tape by video equipment fixed to the vehicle of a Humphreys county sheriff deputy. The victim, Darren T. Ring, 34, of New Johnsonville is requesting to be released from jail where he has been held in lieu of bond for more than five months. Humpreys County deputies descended on Ring after responding...
  • Cops caught on tape conspiring to perform an illegal search & confiscate guns

    07/28/2010 7:54:00 AM PDT · by conimbricenses · 200 replies · 3+ views
    Youtube ^ | 7/27/10
    This is one of the most disturbing cop videos I've ever seen. Basically a guy was shooting his 22 rifle at a target on secluded acreage in a rural part of San Luis Obispo County, California. The cops got one of those "shots fired" calls surrounded the place with guns drawn and a half dozen officers. The guy wouldn't consent to a search of his home when they got there, so the cops basically invented "probable cause" to enter on the spot, ripped his keys off his belt, and went inside anyway. Midway through the search it came back over...
  • Man killed by police in Costco shooting remembered at memorial.

    07/18/2010 12:50:12 PM PDT · by redreno · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Las Vegas Review ^ | Jul. 18, 2010 | By ANTONIO PLANAS
    Erik Scott ran with the bulls in Pamplona and jumped out of airplanes while training to be a paratrooper. A West Point graduate who commanded battle tanks, every­thing he did in life he did with zeal. "He reached for the stars and always wanted that new challenge," said his mother, Linda Scott, one week to the day after he was shot and killed by Las Vegas police officers.
  • Man did not pull gun on police at Costco, lawyer says

    07/12/2010 4:33:42 PM PDT · by redreno · 59 replies
    Las Vegas Review ^ | Jul. 12, 2010 | KEN RITTER
    A lawyer representing the family of a man fatally shot by police at the Costco in Summerlin denied police reports Monday that the man had pulled out a handgun and pointed it at police. Erik Scott, 39, had at least one handgun with him at the time of the shooting Saturday, but also had a concealed weapon permit, attorney Ross Goodman said.
  • Man Snaps Pic Of Atlanta Cop Surfing Facebook

    01/29/2010 4:31:58 PM PST · by from occupied ga · 17 replies · 1,260+ views
    wsbtv ^ | 1/28 | wsb tv
    ANTA -- An Atlanta man claims he was arrested for catching an on-duty officer chatting on Facebook. Chandler Brown told Channel 2 Action News reporter Erin Coleman that he has since filed a formal complaint with the Atlanta Police Department and the mayor's office. Coleman obtained a copy of that complaint, which makes startling accusations about the officer allegedly chatting on Facebook when he was on the job. “It was Thanksgiving night … my friend called me and said, ‘I’ve been in an accident,’” said Brown. Brown said he immediately hailed a cab and went to the scene on Interstate...
  • Fort Worth Settles Claim That Traffic Stop For Deaf Man Turned Unnecessarily Violent

    04/09/2009 1:07:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 75 replies · 1,511+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 4/9/2009 | WFAA-TV
    The city of Fort Worth has reached a $50,000 settlement with a deaf man who claims his nose was broken during a November 2007 traffic stop as he tried to explain to an officer he could not hear. Fort Worth police Sgt. Pedro Criado said settlement Wednesday did not include any admission of wrongdoing on the city's part. The city also released the police dash camera video of the traffic stop. On Nov. 30, Christopher Ferrell, 43, was pulled over for speeding, police said. Criado said Thursday he did not know where the traffic stop occurred. Ferrell’s attorney said his...
  • SWAT Twam conducts food raid in rural Ohio

    12/07/2008 9:53:05 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 123 replies · 4,716+ views
    Crossroad ^ | December 4, 2008
    Swat Team conducts food raid in rural Ohio December 4, 2008 See also Community Policing, http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/Community-Policing.htm and Training an army of world servers http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/1-service.htm Home http://www.crossroad.to/index.html "Over the past 20 years Congress has encouraged the U.S. military to supply intelligence, equipment, and training to civilian police. That encouragement has spawned a culture of paramilitarism in American law enforcement. The 1980s and 1990s have seen marked changes in the number of state and local paramilitary units, in their mission and deployment, and in their tactical armament." –Cato Institute. http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/#paramilitary "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve...
  • A raid gone wrong: Time to rein in police SWAT teams

    09/19/2008 6:18:04 AM PDT · by NucSubs · 132 replies · 992+ views
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | 9/19/08 | Marc Fisher
    A raid gone wrong: Time to rein in police SWAT teams Published: Friday, September 19, 2008 Marc Fisher The Press of Atlantic City 9/19/09 It's sad, of course, that Cheye Calvo's dogs were blown away, left for hours in two pools of blood on the floors of his living and dining rooms. It's unfortunate, to be sure, that Calvo's front door had to be burst open, that it was necessary to plant his mother-in-law on the floor, arms bound, a high-caliber weapon pointed at her head, or that his house had to be trashed, every drawer flipped over, his belongings...
  • Taser death in troubled town (tasered 9 times while handcuffed)

    07/22/2008 4:00:49 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 50 replies · 146+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 20 2008 | Howard Witt
    WINNFIELD, LA. -- At 1:28 p.m. on Jan. 17, Baron "Scooter" Pikes was a healthy 21-year-old. By 2:07 p.m., he was dead. What happened in the 39 minutes in between -- during which Pikes was handcuffed by police and shocked nine times with a Taser while reportedly pleading for mercy -- is spawning suspicions of a political cover-up in this lumber town infamous for backroom dealings.
  • What Is Our Government Hiding In The Prosecution of Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean?

    07/22/2008 1:27:21 PM PDT · by KLFuchs · 72 replies · 333+ views
    Capitol Hill Coffee House ^ | Jul 22, 08 | Dave Gibson
    The government watchdog group known as Judicial Watch recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department, for that agency’s failure to turn over certain documents related to the prosecution of Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean… The suit comes after the government refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for documents which detailed the agreement made between the governments of Mexico and the United States, which allowed drug smuggler Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila to return to this country to actually testify against Ramos and Compean. The FOIA request was filed by Judicial Watch on April 17, 2008. The...
  • Caught On Camera: Teen Dies After Shot With Taser Gun

    07/20/2008 1:16:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 185 replies · 381+ views
    NBC4 ^ | 7/18/08
    Officer Suspended For 5 DaysCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A teenager died after being hit with a police Taser gun for 37 seconds, and the whole thing was caught on tape by surveillance cameras. Authorities said that Darryl Turner had been in a confrontation with a supervisor at work at a North Carolina grocery store. When Officer Jerry Dawson arrived, he fired his Taser gun at the 17-year-old and struck him in the sternum. "The initial use of the (Taser gun) is not in question," said Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Ken Miller. However, for 37 seconds, Dawson continued to use the Taser gun...
  • Hispanic Leaders Fear Patrols Will Spark Violence

    04/02/2008 6:39:22 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 72 replies · 96+ views
    KPHO-TV (Arizona) ^ | 4/2/08 | n/a
    PHOENIX -- Hispanic leaders are calling for an immediate end to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's illegal immigrants' patrols, claiming they are dividing the community and could lead to violence. "As a community, we see him going out setting up his troops and stopping people at random -- racial profiling," said Hector Yturralde, president of We Are America. "After they find out they can't speak English or they have no identification, then they stop them for immigration." Yturralde added, "He is causing a division within this community that is not good. And that is not his job." He said the sheriff is...
  • Officers suspended in case of woman who miscarried

    02/02/2007 5:47:37 AM PST · by ActionNewsBill · 60 replies · 1,256+ views
    CNN.com/Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2007 | CNN
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) -- Two police officers were suspended indefinitely with pay Thursday as an investigation continued into their arrest of a pregnant woman who had a miscarriage a day after she was thrown in jail.The suspensions came two days after police released a videotape showing Sofia Salva telling officers during her arrest last year that she was three months pregnant, bleeding and needed to go to a hospital. The tape shows officers ignoring her pleas. After the ninth request, the tape shows, a female officer asked: "How is that my problem?" (Watch police arrest Salva Video) The officers'...
  • Click it or ticket

    05/31/2006 9:42:50 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 669 replies · 6,209+ views
    townhall ^ | 5/24/06 | Walter WIlliams
    Virginia's secretary of transportation sent out a letter announcing the state's annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 22 through June 4. I responded to the secretary of transportation with my own letter that in part reads: "Mr. Secretary: This is an example of the disgusting abuse of state power. Each of us owns himself, and it follows that we should have the liberty to take risks with our own lives but not that of others. That means it's a legitimate use of state power to mandate that cars have working brakes because if my car has poorly functioning brakes,...
  • Honest Kauai police turn over internal files to expose corrupted police officers.

    05/09/2006 5:54:37 PM PDT · by Pinkerton · 289+ views
    The Kauai Underground ^ | 05/08/06 | FreedomFighter
    HONEST KPD personnel have turned over police documents that prove corrupt police have conspired and targeted PINKERTON in an attempt to make PINKERTON a victim of malfeasances' and conspiracy to maliciously prosecute. Pinkerton has posted these files on his website.
  • Fresno police initiate DUI sting

    03/08/2006 6:12:23 AM PST · by Enterprise · 278 replies · 2,674+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 3-8-06 | Tim Eberly
    "Fresno police are taking enforcement of drunken driving laws to a new level — which officers expect will bring both success and outrage. Saturday night, the traffic unit unveiled a new operation in which plainclothes police officers stake out bars and target drunk patrons. If the heavy drinkers get behind the wheel, officers in unmarked cars follow them and call in marked police cars to pull them over."
  • Officer Hurt, Family Feels "Invaded"

    11/25/2005 7:49:57 AM PST · by ActionNewsBill · 29 replies · 1,648+ views
    Officer Hurt, Family Feels "Invaded" ^ | 11/25/05 | Dennis Turner
    Whitehaven, TN - Three teenagers, and the father of two of them are out of jail tonight, after they admitted roughing up a DeSoto County Sheriff's Deputy. That, every body agrees on. But how it came about... and where... is the subject of lots of talk and plenty of debate. "He pulled his pistol twice on me." Ricky Brown still can't make sense of what happened, but he knows it brought dozens of officers from two states to his doorstep. He says he and his sons were sitting at home Tuesday night, when a man walked into his home claiming...
  • Police chief cleared in tape controversy

    11/01/2005 9:07:15 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 4 replies · 298+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | 11/1/05 | KSHB-TV
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County judge throws out contempt charges against the city's top cop. Kansas City Police Chief James Corwin was accused of editing out the last five minutes of a 2004 tasering incident that cost two officers their jobs. The video from a dashboard camera showing the arrest of 24-year-old Matthew Butt was given to the media in its entirety, but a shortened version was given to Butt's lawyer. The judge asked Corwin last week to explain why he did not submit the whole tape. Corwin says it was a lack of communication between the department...
  • Mexican police charged in American's death (Video shows amused officers abusing California woman)

    09/24/2005 1:34:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies · 3,561+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/24/05 | WorldNetDaily
    Mexican police officers have been charged in the death of a California woman in a Baja jail cell. An investigation by the Spanish-language sister station of KSND-TV in San Diego also revealed three others will face charges tied to conspiracy to cover up the death of Paulina Baeza, 20, a college student in Irvine, Calif. Baeza was arrested Aug. 9 by police in Ensenada, Mexico, about 60 miles south of San Diego. Liza Davis, a representative of the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, told the TV station police received two reports that she had been behaving in an aggressive, disoriented manner...
  • In some cases, Tasers can kill, company warns

    08/04/2005 10:42:50 AM PDT · by takenoprisoner · 68 replies · 768+ views
    The St Petersburg Times ^ | 08/04/2005 | SHANNON COLAVECCHIO-VAN SICKLER
    In some cases, Tasers can kill, company warns The stun gun maker says subjects in a state of excited delirium are at risk, and law enforcement officials say they are training users to recognize symptoms.
  • Ativist's Daughter Arrested

    07/21/2005 4:31:34 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 40 replies · 1,664+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | July 21, 2005 | Greg Shulas
    MILFORD — The daughter of a black civil rights activist was held in lieu of $45,000 bond Wednesday after she allegedly attacked two white police officers on a transit bus while denouncing them with racial slurs. The commotion began Tuesday night when Holly Tucker, daughter of Barbara Fair, an organizer for People Against Injustice, apparently failed to pay her bus fare and then threatened the driver when told to get off the bus. Two officers called in to defuse the situation found an angry Tucker on the bus in the parking lot of the Westfield Shoppingtown Connecticut Post mall, police...
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • Officer accepts penalty, keeps job

    04/27/2005 4:22:48 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 22 replies · 605+ views
    Officer accepts penalty, keeps job By Deanna Boyd Star-Telegram Staff Writer FORT WORTH - A Fort Worth police officer has been suspended without pay for 16 days on accusations that he illegally entered and searched an apartment and then violated department policy by using a Taser gun on a man who later died. Officer P.R. Genualdo had faced termination had he refused the 16-day suspension, which went into effect April 14, according to civil-service documents released Tuesday by the city. Police had begun a routine administrative investigation into Genualdo's actions after the Nov. 2 in-custody death of Robert Guerrero, 21....
  • RICHMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT STILL HARASSING PRO-LIFE CHRISTIANS

    04/08/2005 2:09:45 PM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 189+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 4/8/05 | Dennis Green
    Once again, a pro-life Christian has had to appear in Richmond General District Court to answer bogus charges brought against him. As was expected, once again the charges were dropped. Those who minister outside Richmond abortion clinics have become used to this harassing cycle in recent years. Richmond City Police Officer Howard Noyse has made it his mission to threaten and/or arrest those who offer help to women who are contemplating abortion at Richmond Medical Center for Women (abortion clinic) where he moonlights several days each week. Although repeated pleas have been made to the Mayor, Chief of Police and...
  • Quick on the draw [UHP troopers draw blood on traffic stops]

    01/29/2005 11:14:17 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies · 769+ views
    Sat, Jan 29, 2005 | CHARLES F. TRENTELMAN
    OGDEN -- The next time a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulls you over and suspects you may be "driving under the influence," he may make you bleed. No, the trooper won't hit you. In fact, it shouldn't hurt much at all. If it makes you feel better, learning how to make you bleed cost that trooper a lot of his own blood. He practiced by making other troopers bleed, and they all bled plenty. In a cost-cutting effort that could save thousands of dollars statewide, some of Utah's highway patrolmen are becoming certified phlebotomists, which is the medical title of...
  • MORE ON THE ATLANTA AIRPORT POLICE BRUTALITY MATTER

    12/01/2004 3:38:46 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 139 replies · 3,836+ views
    boortz web site - neals nuze ^ | 11/30/05 | neal boortz
    MORE ON THE ATLANTA AIRPORT POLICE BRUTALITY MATTER If you're a Nuze reader you already know the background of this story. Atlanta police officer Terrance Alexander ordered Diana Dietrich-Barnes to move her car as she was waiting for her mom at the airport. She had to back up because there was a car in front of her. When she backed up her side-view mirror struck the cop in the arm ... or so he says. He then decided that Dietrich-Barnes was trying to run over him and ordered her out of the car. The incident ended up with Alexander body-slamming...
  • Richmond Police Officer, Howard Noyse, is on a mission to lock up Pro-life Christians

    11/06/2004 1:51:07 PM PST · by pray4liberty · 20 replies · 912+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 11/06/2004 | pray4liberty
    For Immediate Release Life and Liberty Ministries P.O. Box 862 Powhatan, VA 23139 On Friday, November 5, Officer Howard Noyse of the Richmond Police Department arrested Fred Neal, a Christian, as he preached truth on the public sidewalk at Richmond Medical Center for Women. Fred's charge was "disorderly conduct". This is a favorite "catch-all" charge used when no law has been violated. This is another instance in a long history of harrassment by this officer who is on the payroll of RMCW. For several years this police officer has been moonlighting at the clinic. In recent days Officer Howard Noyse...
  • Cop Fired After Traffic Stops Allegedly Turn Sexual

    06/09/2004 10:55:53 AM PDT · by esryle · 104 replies · 332+ views
    FAIRLAWN, Ohio -- An 13-year-veteran of the Fairlawn Police Department was terminated Tuesday after an investigation of traffic stops involving women were discovered to be of a sexual nature. Fairlawn Mayor William Roth Jr. said that a six-week investigation was conducted before Officer Richard Jacobs (pictured, left) was fired. The investigation reportedly uncovered numerous violations of the City of Fairlawn Police Department's rules of conduct. The investigation began on April 21, 2004, after a written complaint was filed by a city resident regarding a traffic stop two days earlier. The woman said she was allegedly stopped for speeding, but submitted...
  • Men Arrested For Carrying Crosses at Gay Day Event

    05/19/2004 8:48:55 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 190 replies · 470+ views
    The Center for Reclaiming America ^ | Thursday May 13, 2004 | Sam Kastensmidt
    On May 8, at the county's "Gay Day" event in Dayton, Tennessee, police arrested two christians as they were fastening the beams of one of their ten-ffot crosses, which they often use in parades arond the nation in order to draw people to Christ. Without incident, they were arrested and charged with "disorderly conduct" and "interfering with a special event." They were both freed after posting the required $500 bond. Dayton police chief Kenneth Walker admitted to reporters "They wanted to go down to protest and we told them they couldn't" "they were arrested;that's it."
  • Police settle excessive force suit with 71-year-old (blind) woman

    05/03/2004 10:52:30 AM PDT · by Veracious Poet · 84 replies · 279+ views
    KATU NEWS ^ | April 23, 2004 | The Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. - The city of Portland has agreed to pay $145,000 to an elderly blind woman after police pepper-sprayed and shocked her with a stun gun. The altercation began as an attempt to remove shrubs and appliances from 71-year-old Eunice Crowder's yard, and ended with police citing her for harassment and disobeying an order. This week, the city agreed to settle her excessive force lawsuit out of federal court, a month after a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge dismissed the violations against her. "This case goes to show that police misconduct and excessive force can happen to anybody outside...
  • High Court to Officers: Check Paperwork (BATFE)

    05/01/2004 7:20:03 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 145 replies · 279+ views
    High Court to Officers: Check Paperwork Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a federal agent can be sued for violating the constitutional rights of a couple during a search of their ranch, refusing to shield officers from personal liability when they make mistakes on search warrants. The court, on a 5-4 vote, said that a mistake in the paperwork for a 1997 search in rural Montana was serious enough to allow a lawsuit against the officer who led a team of people on a fruitless hunt for illegal automatic weapons. Officers are ordinarily immune...
  • Even blind old ladies terrify the cops

    04/25/2004 7:31:19 PM PDT · by Rams82 · 30 replies · 168+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 4/25/04 | Steve Duin
    She was 71 years old. She was blind. She needed her 94-year-old mother to come to her rescue. And in the middle of the dogfight -- in which Eunice Crowder was pepper-sprayed, Tasered and knocked to the ground by Portland's courageous men in blue -- the poor woman's fake right eye popped out of its socket and was bouncing around in the dirt. How vicious and ugly can the Portland police get? Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner. This 2003 case is so blatant, the use of force so excessive, the threat of liability so intimidating that...
  • Hege ordered abuse of suspects, prosecutor says

    04/15/2004 2:45:09 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 5 replies · 148+ views
    News and Fishwrap ^ | 4/15/04 | ERIC COLLINS
    LEXINGTON -- Prosecutors have added new allegations in the case for removing suspended Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege from office. In paperwork filed in Davidson County Superior Court late Tuesday, District Attorney Garry Frank charged that Hege: -used a code word directing officers to physically abuse suspects he thought "disrespectful, combative or impolite" -- telling the officers to take them on a "van ride." -occasionally instructed jail officers to place troublesome inmates on "suicide watch," which included staying naked in a bare cell. -directed policies that show a "total disregard" for the property rights of citizens and the legal process...
  • Court debates police right to demand ID

    03/23/2004 9:17:18 AM PST · by Technoman · 46 replies · 547+ views
    AJC.COM ^ | 3-22-04 | By GINA HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON -- Do you have to tell the police your name? Depending on how the Supreme Court rules, the answer could be the difference between arrest and freedom. The justices heard argument Monday in a first-of-its kind case that asks whether people can be punished for refusing to identify themselves. The court took up the appeal of a Nevada cattle rancher who was arrested after he told a deputy he had done nothing wrong and didn't have to reveal his name or show an ID during an encounter on a rural road four years ago. Larry "Dudley" Hiibel, 59, was...
  • Rush seeks to keep med records private

    12/15/2003 4:53:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies · 340+ views
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rush Limbaugh asked a court Wednesday to hear his claim that investigators violated his privacy by seizing his medical records and asked that the records not be released.</p> <p>The conservative radio host cannot be treated for his medical conditions because the state seized his charts and files last month and intimidated his doctors, the court petition said.</p>