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  • Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse

    05/22/2016 9:57:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 110 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | May 21, 2016 | Mark Washburn
    On the second day of her dream vacation on exclusive Bald Head Island, Julie Mall went with her family to the beach to catch the sunset. Her 11-year-old son asked to drive the golf cart back to their $1,000-a-day rented cottage. It was dusk, no traffic on the path and his father would sit next to him. A two-block, 30-second ride. She said sure. What could go wrong? In the next four hours, Mall says she was pinned to the ground by police, repeatedly accused of being drunk, frogmarched barefoot aboard a ferry in handcuffs, jailed in leg irons and...
  • Have the Freddie Gray trials been essentially derailed?

    12/19/2015 3:07:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 19, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    With all the frantic activity going on this week I didn’t get the opportunity to revisit the long running saga of the Freddie Gray trials, currently unfolding in the burned out remains of Charm City. As we previously discussed, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the decision to not only move forward quickly with charges against six officers involved in Gray’s arrest, but got the trials started in almost breathtakingly short order. This week, the first trial against Officer William Porter (who faced some of the lightest charges) ended in a mistrial. The jury had come back to the judge...
  • A Superman comic just took on police brutality and left me breathless

    07/02/2015 11:56:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joshua Rivera
    One of the biggest changes to come out DC Entertainment's big comics revamp this summer turned Superman's world upside-down: Lois Lane revealed his identity to the world, and then he lost almost all of his powers ... Now that he's been outed, Superman's relationship with everyone around him has completely changed. Some are supportive, and grateful, surprised to learn that he's been living among them all along. Others, however, have a chip on their shoulder, resenting all the supervillains that he has attracted. Unfortunately for him, most of the angriest folks are cops. This quickly escalates into open conflict by...
  • What Really Happened in the Waco Motorcycle Gang Massacre?

    06/19/2015 6:57:59 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    Reason ^ | June 18, 2015 | Brian Doherty
    One month ago yesterday, on the early afternoon of May 17, in and outside the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, a bevy of marauding motorcycle gangs who had gathered to create some sort of criminal trouble (the cops had already warned the restaurant to not let them meet there) began a wild melee of shooting at each other and at police. Nine people would eventually lose their lives, and 18 others were wounded. Waco police (including a SWAT team) and officers from the state Department of Public Safetywho were all already on the scene, aware of the potential for...
  • Law enforcement flock to Waco for gang conference

    06/19/2015 10:00:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 158 replies
    KXXV-TV ^ | June 19, 2015 | Grant Hermes
    MCLENNAN COUNTY - Law enforcement officials from across the country met at McLennan Community College for four days for a private conference about policing the growth of motorcycle gangs. The conference, put on by the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association out of St. Louis, MO, was scheduled before the Twin Peaks shooting May 17 after investigators saw rising tensions between motorcycle gangs on the rise in Central Texas. "We do a considerable amount of talking about these confederations and coalitions... and try to make them understand a little bit the motives behind these is other than what they advertise,"...
  • Answers and evidence in Twin Peaks shootout delayed by case complexity, police caution

    06/20/2015 4:11:05 PM PDT · by don-o · 90 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | June 20, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    One month after the deadly May 17 shootout at Twin Peaks prompted the unprecedented mass arrests of 177 bikers, officials are releasing limited information and say disclosure of certain evidence, including videos of the incident, would compromise their investigation. The incident was of such a rare scale and variety that McLennan County officials had never experienced anything like it. Their response after the shooting stopped has been criticized from some corners and spawned at least one federal civil rights lawsuit and a judicial complaint. Now, as the media, bikers and their relatives push for answers, many questions remain unanswered because...
  • Life and death in Waco: A biker's story

    06/20/2015 12:21:51 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 87 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 20, 2015 | Dane Schiller
    WACO - On a recent Sunday, a Cossacks Motorcycle Club officer nicknamed Diesel sipped a Diet Dr Pepper on the patio of Twin Peaks and broke the news to his son, who was also a member. The 63 Cossacks and their supporters at the restaurant were not just waiting to have lunch with fellow bikers from around Central Texas. They had come for a special sit down with the Bandidos, to hash out an ongoing dispute. Before their meal arrived, Diesel was shot, execution-style, with two bullets to the back of his head. Cody Ledbetter, 26, survived the May 17...
  • Black Reverend Threatens ISIS-Like Terror Attack in This Country Over Police Brutality

    06/08/2015 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/8/2015 | Pam Ky
    Monday, MSNBC cut into an already-in-progress press conference about the Texas police officer who has been suspended after video of him roughly taking down a teenage girl in a bikini at a pool party emerged and Rev. Ronald Wright, executive director of Justice Seekers Texas, warned of ISIS-style terror attacks in America from us because of unjust law officers and people who continue to allow racism to grow into this city. Rev. Wright said, This simply could have been handled different by this officer asking them to get off of their property or they will give them a citation. But...
  • Questions About A Death

    05/14/2015 6:01:18 PM PDT · by jespasinthru · 12 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | 5/14/2015 | jespasinthru
    "Resisting Arrest Without Violence" is what cops charge you with when you haven't committed a crime, but they want you in jail anyway. It is a powerful intimidation tool.
  • Dashcam footage shows Delaware police officer kicking suspect in face

    05/08/2015 5:55:55 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8/2015 | Fox News Staff
    Dashcam video released Thursday shows a black suspect being kicked in the face by a white Delaware police who was charged last week with assault. The video, recorded August 2013, was released by Dover police after a federal judge ruled last week that it was no longer considered confidential. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the suspect by the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • No Sharp Rise Seen in Police Killings, Though Increased Focus May Suggest Otherwise

    04/30/2015 11:40:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2015 | MICHAEL WINES and SARAH COHEN
    The use of police force against minorities and whites alike is so poorly monitored that there is no precise accounting of how many citizens are killed by officers, much less their ethnicity or other crucial details. What official data exists suggests that the number of killings by police officers has crept upward only slowly, if at all, in recent years. Since 2009, one regular if incomplete measure, the F.B.I.s account of justifiable homicides by police officers, ranged between 397 and 426 deaths annually before jumping to 461 in 2013, the latest reporting year. Federal experts have long acknowledged...
  • U.S. Marshals in South Gate Attack Cop Watcher Destroys her cellphone (NSFW Video)

    Heres a video thats causing an uproar among those who care about photographers rights. Its a 53-second clip recorded on on April 19th that shows an encounter one woman had with police officers on a residential sidewalk in South Gate, California. While shooting photos or footage of the assault rifle-equipped officers with her smartphone, one of the men charges her, snatches the camera from her hands, smashes it on the ground, kicks it back at her, and then walks away. Details are sparse at the moment, and well update you when more info on this emerges.
  • U.Va. Student From Chicago Brutally Beaten During Arrest

    03/18/2015 7:49:44 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    nbc 5 chicago ^ | 3-18-2015
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is calling for an investigation into the arrest of a college student with Chicago ties who was shown in a photo with a bloody face as he was held down by an officer. Charlottesville General District Court records show that Martese Johnson is charged on two counts: obstruction of justice without force, and public swearing or intoxication. The Alcoholic Beverage Control agent who made the arrest Wednesday morning, listed in court records as J. Miller, said in the arrest report that Johnson "was very agitated and belligerent." A statement from a group calling itself "Concerned Black...
  • Anti-police activist takes a police training course [5 minute video]

    03/10/2015 9:46:22 AM PDT · by grundle · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTabhmmcHGs
  • Eric Garner NYC homicide: Black celebrities tweet outrage (+ commentary by Adam Taxin)

    12/04/2014 5:24:14 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 33 replies
    Adam Taxin/YouTube | 12/4/14 | Adam Taxin
    It's a video, so no body of thread. E.g. (teaser), hard-cord Obama supporter "Questlove" Gomez, responsible for greeting Michele Bachmann's appearance with Jimmy Fallon by having the band playing the song "Lyin' Ass Bitch." "Questlove," oh so deeply tweeted: "his name was Eric Garner. #EndPoliceBrutality."
  • Meet the New Serfs: You; Accountability is only for the little people.

    10/23/2014 7:31:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    The New Haven SWAT team must have been pretty amped up: It was midnight, and they were getting ready to bust down the door of a man wanted on charges involving weapons violations, robbery and murder. They were not sure how many people were in the house, or how theyd react. After a volley of flash grenades that set fire to the carpet and a sofa, they moved in, guns drawn. A minute later, they had their man zip-tied on the floor. If only theyd double-checked the address first. Bobby Griffin Jr. was wanted on murder charges. His next-door...
  • Police Officer: Trust Me, Ferguson Changed Everything

    10/12/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 12, 2014 | Deputy Matt
    Im a cop. A few weeks ago, two of my beat partners and I were called to an apartment in a fairly nice complex to help a mother and father with their 16-year-old son. The son had no criminal history, and by all accounts was a decent kid. But he was having some problems at home breaking things and making threats with a knife and the parents needed our help. When we finally located the son, who is of mixed ethnicity (dad is white, mom is Hispanic), he instantly began cussing and yelling at us. He took a...
  • Baltimore Sheriff Candidate: White People Should Just Shut the [expletive] Up (Video)

    09/18/2014 12:09:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Baltimore County Sheriff candidate says white people should just shut the [expletive] up and Jews can get away with anything. Defund.com reported, via Moonbattery: A man running for Baltimore County sheriff on an anti-police brutality platform raised some eyebrows with his recent comments, saying, white people should just shut the [expletive] up because theyre the most violent people on the planet. The comments were made while he ranted about the Ray Rice case, arguing that the running backs wife was the one at fault. Women want equality, she got some of it, Wiggins wrote. There are only white Jew women...
  • Why Ferguson Could Lead To Federal Takeovers Of Local Police

    09/08/2014 7:08:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 8, 2014 | D.C. McAllister
    The Obama administration is training people to protest against police, then investigating the police for their response. In response to a white police officer shooting Michael Brown in Missouri, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a broader civil rights probe into the Ferguson Police Departmentan action that could lead to a federal takeover of the police. While such probes might not lead to Department of Justice punishment for past local police conduct, it could pave the way for systemic legal reform going forward, according to CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. Its very serious, Toobin said of the investigation,...
  • 'Things in Ferguson Are Going to Change For Real'

    09/02/2014 9:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Vice News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Danny Gold
    When Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was gunned down in Florida in 2012, Quinten Baker and Stevon Statom knew it was only a matter of time before something similar happened in St. Louis. And they knew the uproar it would cause. "I feel like it was supposed to happen, because all of this stuff has been going on in this city for so long," said 19-year-old Baker, who grew up in St. Louis County and was out protesting in Ferguson. "Now that this happened, everyone is standing up. We've had enough of it." More telling is what they expected...
  • How Does Wilson Fire Six Shots, While Getting Beaten, Without Gunshot Residue on Michael Brown?

    09/01/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 1, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Darren Wilson might eventually be exonerated for the death of Michael Brown and there's a chance he indeed acted appropriately, at least in terms of self-defense, that fateful day. The law protects him, but it also allows the family of Michael Brown to inquire as to how their unarmed son was killed while walking in the street. Shoplifting cigars from a convenience store does not deserve the electric chair and Wilson never knew of the alleged theft. According to The Wall Street Journal, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson "said the officer stopped Mr. Brown because he was walking in the...
  • At least 5 current Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter figure in lawsuits

    08/30/2014 10:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy and Carol D. Leonnig
    Federal investigators are focused on one Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but at least five other police officers and one former officer in the towns 53-member department have been named in civil rights lawsuits alleging the use of excessive force. In four federal lawsuits, including one that is on appeal, and more than a half-dozen investigations over the past decade, colleagues of Darren Wilsons have separately contested a variety of allegations, including killing a mentally ill man with a Taser, pistol-whipping a child, choking and hog-tying a child and beating a man who was...
  • 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
  • U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting

    08/29/2014 6:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record. "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing. Teenager Michael...
  • Ferguson: The signal it sends about America (Prepare to feel awful about yourself)

    08/18/2014 4:16:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | August 18, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    Editor's note: Sally Kohn is a progressive activist, columnist and television commentator. Follow her on Twitter @sallykohn. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. The protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, want justice for the unarmed black teenager shot and killed there by a police officer. But the protests also reflect broader patterns of racial injustice across the country, from chronic police violence and abuse against black men to the persistent economic and social exclusion of communities of color. In one sense, the unrest in Ferguson might be calmed if the government would simply release all the...
  • Times Square Shut Down By Thousands Marching As Ferguson Protests Spin-Off Across The Country

    08/14/2014 7:34:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 180 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 August 2014 | By Josh Gardner For Mailonline and Louise Boyle For Mailonline
    The fifth night of demonstrations in support of gunned down Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown saw scores of protesters marching through the streets of New York in a vigil that culminated in Times Square Thursday night. Tensions flared as some protestors attempted to shove their way through a police barricade set up in their path toward the beating heart of the city. Police held their own and tempers soon calmed, but as night gripped New York, the already congested Times Square ground to a halt as thousands flowed into the streets to demand an end to police brutality and militarization...
  • Nanny-State Mindset Leads to Police Brutality

    08/04/2014 7:13:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 4, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    In Florida recently, police pulled up to a young boy playing in the park and asked where his mother lived. According to a report on WPTV, the mom was then arrested for "allowing her son to go to the park alone." Her son had a cellphone, and she would check in with him along the way. The mom believes "he's old enough, but Port St. Lucie Police disagree." There is a tendency to dismiss stories such as this as a silly mistake by an overzealous police officer, but sadly it's part of a larger problem. In fact, a similar story...
  • Albuquerque protesters put police chief on trial

    06/22/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2014 12:07 AM EDT
    Protesters advocating for drastic changes within a police agency criticized by the U.S. Justice Department over its use of force put the embattled police chief on trial during a rally Saturday. [] The Police Department is under scrutiny for over 40 police shootings26 of them fatalsince 2010, and the Justice Department has issued a harsh report over the agencys use of force.
  • Baltimore cop slits dogs throat, faces animal cruelty charges

    06/20/2014 12:35:24 AM PDT · by RC one · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 19, 2014, 10:04 AM | Michael Walsh
    A Baltimore cop allegedly slit the throat of a dog that officers had under control. Jeffrey Bolger, 49, was booked on felony animal cruelty charges Wednesday, his department said. "I'm going to (expletive) gut this thing," he said before killing the pup, according to charging documents. They are shocked by his actions. Police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere, who called the killing "outrageous and unacceptable," said the incident is under investigation. Nala's owner, Sarah Gossard, explained that her pet somehow escaped from her backyard that morning and was found by a nearby resident, Sandy Fleischer, a few blocks away. His colleagues...
  • Sheriff's deputy threw woman to the floor and forced her mouth open after she took a TYLENOL

    Shocking footage has emerged of an Ohio woman handcuffed and charged with resisting arrest after sheriffs deputies pinned her down on the floor pried open her mouth to retrieve a Tylenol tablet. Surveillance video shows Siobhan Householder, 35, of Akron, being confronted last week by a police officer after she took the prescription medication the altercation left her injured and arrested. Householder was in a holding area while waiting to make a court appearance when she took the medication for a tooth infection, she told the Akron Beacon-Journal.
  • Ohio man who was shot in eye with Taser at traffic stop is suing police

    05/13/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT · by deks · 56 replies
    Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    Last May, Kelly was asleep in the passenger seat when his friend was pulled over for drunken driving on Interstate 71 between Cincinnati and Columbus, according to The Columbus Dispatch. When Ohio State Trooper Bryan Cook woke Kelly, he was startled and began flailing his arms, according to the lawsuit. Fayette County Deputy Clinton Sines then drew his Taser, opened the passenger door and shouted for Cook to get out of the truck and show his hands as he grabbed the back of Kelly's sweatshirt and tried to pull him out, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit says Sines was apparently...
  • Teen Dies After Police Shoved a Sharp Object Down His Throat to Retrieve Drugs that werent there

    05/13/2014 6:23:38 AM PDT · by eccentric · 97 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | May 12, 2014 | Cassius Methyl
    In Huntsville, Alabama police are facing no charges whatsoever after allegedly killing a 17 year old boy while trying to find drugs in his throat with a sharp object. Mainstream media wont touch the story, and of course, independent media fueled by citizen journalists broke this to the public, releasing the 16 page wrongful death suit filed by the teens mother, Nancy Smith. According to the autopsy: Because of the circumstances of this event, it is difficult to discern if the decedent died from a drug overdose or an asphyxia event exacerbated by either the occlusion of the airway by...
  • New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly

    04/22/2014 11:20:48 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    New York (AFP) - New York police Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality. "Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," the department posted on its NYPD News Twitter feed, hoping to fuel a feel-good, low-cost public relations campaign. -snip- One image showing police after striking a protestor brought the remark "Here the #NYPD engages with its...
  • 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.
  • Moore police respond to Norman man's death outside Warren Theatre

    02/19/2014 1:21:12 AM PST · by YankeeinOkieville · 9 replies
    NewsOK ^ | February 18, 2014 | Jennifer Palmer
    MOORE The citys police chief Tuesday defended the actions of officers being investigated after the death of a Norman man who was tackled and handcuffed early Saturday in the Warren Theatre parking lot.I know these officers, and I dont believe there was any ill will, Moore Police Chief Jerry Stillings said in a news conference.Three Moore police officers and two off-duty game wardens were involved in the scuffle with Luis Rodriguez, 44. One of the officers and the game wardens were working security for the theater.Rodriguezs wife, Nair, caught some of the incident on video on her cellphone, which...
  • Philippine Police Used 'Wheel of Torture' to Abuse Suspects w/ One Punishment Named Manny Pacquiao

    01/28/2014 7:45:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 28 January 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    <p>Police in the Philippines abused suspected criminals with a 'wheel of torture' game, according to human rights groups.</p>
  • Cop ruptures 16-year-olds testicles during frisk (VIDEO)

    01/25/2014 4:14:50 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 25 Jan 2014 | by Faith Braverman
    PHILADELPHIA, PAHe was the only one who didnt run. Now Darrin Manning may never father children after his encounter with a police officer earlier this month. While on his way to a basketball game after school, the straight-A student and his teammates had an encounter with officer Thomas Purcell. Apparently one of the teammates may have said a snide remark to the officer, who then approached them. The boys ran, but Manning stopped and stayed. I didnt do anything wrong, he said to Philly.com. What happened next is hard to believe. Darrin was handcuffed, frisked, and his genitals were pulled...
  • Kang Wong Jaywalking: 84-Year-Old Gets Ticket, NYPD Beating

    01/25/2014 8:45:00 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 21 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 01/21/2014 | Michael Mullins
    Kang Wong, 84, was jaywalking on New York Citys Upper West Side on Sunday when police stopped him and attempted to issue him a ticket for the time-honored infraction among New Yorkers. He ended up in a hospital after a police beating.
  • Bratton defends NYPD in bloody jaywalk bust

    01/24/2014 8:33:07 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | kevin sheehan
    Im not aware of excessive force in that at all, Bratton told reporters on Monday during a hastily scheduled visit to the West 96th Street corridor ...Upper West Side resident Kang Wong, 84, was left dazed and bleeding in the scuffle with cops who were ticketing jaywalkers on Sunday near the scene of another pedestrian fatalitya confrontation that escalated in plain view of reporters covering the deathBratton said he believed Wong sustained his injuries in a fall...
  • Cops bloody old man for jaywalking

    01/21/2014 3:39:26 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/19/14 | Kevin Sheehan
    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didnt appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said. Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light. Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street. Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said.
  • Cops bloody old man for jaywalking

    01/20/2014 9:21:32 AM PST · by kiryandil · 107 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 19, 2014 | Kevin Sheehan
    Cops bloodied an 84-year-old man and put him in the hospital Sunday when he jaywalked at an Upper West Side intersection and didnt appear to understand their orders to stop, witnesses said. Kang Wong was strolling north on Broadway and crossing 96th Street at around 5 p.m., when an officer told him to halt because he had walked against the light. Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street. Wong, who lives a block away, appeared to not understand the cop, the witnesses said. The guy didnt seem to speak...
  • Woman, 35, had her arm amputated because 'police handcuffs were too tight'

    12/31/2013 6:22:25 PM PST · by null and void · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:44 EST, 31 December 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Pittsburgh woman is suing authorities after she had to have her arm amputated because police officers used excessive force while they arrested her and refused to give her access to a doctor. The mother-of-three, Amy Needham, 35, of Ross, says the officers entered her home to execute an arrest warrant for failing to show up to a preliminary hearing. When sheriff's office employees arrived, Needham said she was using the bathroom, but they broke down the bathroom door. Rough arrest: Police officers shocked Amy Needham, 35, with a Taser, applied arm bars and wrist locks, and put on handcuffs...
  • Cop Has 21 Complaints Against Him and 8 LawsuitsBut is Still Working

    11/25/2013 5:50:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/23/2013 | Lily Dane
    The Atlantic City, New Jersey police department appears to have a very bad apple in their force. Officer Sterling Wheaten has been the subject of two lawsuits in the past month, at least eight lawsuits in the last three years, and, according to an attorney in one of those lawsuits, 21 internal-affairs complaints from 2008 to 2011. None of those complaints were sustained. Perhaps the most notable case of extreme brutality inflicted by Wheaten is one that occurred last June and involved the beating of college student David Connor Castellani. Castellani was kicked out of a casino for being...
  • VIDEO: Moscow Police Arresting Muslim Suspected of Killing Russia Man (Raw Footage!)

    10/16/2013 6:01:50 PM PDT · by ResisTyr · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 16, 2013 | hobotzcarandco
    VIDEO: Moscow Police Arresting Muslim Suspected of Killing Russia Man (Raw Footage!)
  • Family claims DeKalb County deputies used excessive force (Video)

    08/09/2013 2:01:13 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 39 replies
    Atlanta News ^ | August 8, 2013
    DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) A woman said her family got an aggressive wake up call from the DeKalb County Sheriffs Department. The family told CBS Atlanta News they were startled at 1:30 a.m. when deputies beat on their front door. Fearing for their safety, the family said they took their time to open the door. Once inside an officer used excessive force and aggressive language, according to one family member. After the incident, the family posted the video on YouTube. Watch full video now The sheriffs department claims they received a copy from an anonymous sender Wednesday morning. Both...
  • World War II veteran, 95, died after police shot him with TASER and bean bag rounds

    08/08/2013 7:40:19 AM PDT · by dennisw · 44 replies
    dailymail ^ | 7 August 2013 | By Anna Edwards
    John Wrana was being 'involuntarily' committed for medical treatment Brandished his cane and a shoehorn and police were called to care home A 95-year-old world War II veteran died after being Tasered and hit with bean bag rounds by police for threatening care home staff - but his family insist he was killed unnecessarily. Police say that John Wrana, who lived in a Chicago assisting living home, was brandishing his cane, a metal shoehorn and a knife before officers shocked him and hit him with bean bag rounds. The senior citizen had been reported to authorities because he was being...
  • Video captures Jasper, Texas, police officers beating woman

    06/13/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT · by heartwood · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/3/2013 | Jason Sickles
    A southeast Texas town with a history of racial unrest on Monday fired two white police officers recently captured on video slamming a black womans head into a countertop and wrestling her to the ground. The amount of force used was abominable, the woman's attorney, Cade Bernsen, told Yahoo News. The incident was captured by security cameras at the Jasper, Texas, police headquarters. Keyarika "Sha" Diggles, 25, was brought to the jail on May 5 for an unpaid fine, according to Bernsen. He said she was was on the phone with her mother trying to arrange to get the $100...
  • Disabled Woman Megan Graham Calls 911 While Being Beat, Arrested by Police

    06/05/2013 12:43:11 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 06/025/2013 | By Michael Allen
    Megan Graham claims that she had to call 911 on the police...while being arrested. Graham, who has cognitive and hearing disabilities, said she was recently beaten by a police officer while restrained by other officers in Federal Way, Wash. Meanwhile, despite her complaint, police want the bruised and battered Graham to be charged with felony assault to a police officer. "I had a concussion," Graham toldKIRO 7."I still have a hard time understanding how things got so out of control so fast.It was a total lack of communication." Graham parked her car at an apartment complex where she...
  • How Rodney King spawned Christopher Dorner

    02/14/2013 1:20:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 13, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    The Los Angeles Police Department ceased to be an active force for justice on March 4, 1991, when George Holliday turned over his amateur video of Rodney Kings arrest to the Los Angeles TV station KTLA. With tape in hand, the media began what the late Christopher Dorner might call a surge of unconventional and asymmetrical warfare against the LAPD and police departments everywhere. As in the Trayvon Martin case, the media edited and presented the tape to reinforce its favorite template: evil white racists oppress innocent minority. I say asymmetrical because in the King case, unlike the Martin case,...
  • Buffalo Woman Says Police Raided Wrong House, Killed Her Dog

    09/04/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 128 replies
    WKBW (Buffalo) ^ | August 30, 2012 | John Borsa
    BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - When Rita Hairston's husband died five years ago, she adopted a dog to keep her company and help her through an emotional time. Prada was 5-years-old at the time. The black Labrador Retriever became more than a pet, but a part of Hairston's family. A companion. Last Saturday morning, she returned to her E. Morris Ave. house in University Heights in Buffalo and discovered her home had been broken into and Prada was missing. There was a puddle of blood on the floor and bullet holes in the door of a bedroom where Prada slept. But...