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  • SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot – Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up

    08/30/2015 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 55 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Tampa Bay, FL – A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a “drug raid” on his house which yielded only $2.00 worth of marijuana. An ‘internal investigation’ absolved officers of any wrongdoing though police only found .02 grams of marijuana in Westcott’s home. “They have IA, they have internal investigations but when you police yourself, you have that veil of concern by the outsider,” said attorney T.J. Grimaldi. On Tuesday, attorney T.J. Grimaldi, representing the family of Westcott, informed the city that family would be filing a lawsuit,...
  • Video: ‘You Made Direct Eye Contact With Me,’ Ohio Officer Tells Driver During Traffic Stop

    When a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, handed John Felton a warning for a traffic signal violation, Felton asked whether was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook. “Because you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you,” the officer replied in the video. ... Felton grew up in Ohio but now lives in Michigan. His car has a Michigan license plate. He told WKEF the officer followed his car about two miles and originally said he’d committed a minor traffic offense —...
  • Innocent bystander, 61, dies after NYPD accidentally shot him in ... attempt to catch a gun dealer

    08/29/2015 12:30:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    A man who was shot by an NYPD officer in a bungled attempt at a gun bust died Saturday morning. Felix Kumi, 61, was hit by several rounds after an undercover cop missed his target and hit him instead. The officer, who has not been named, was aiming for a suspect involved in the gun bust in Mount Vernon, Westchester County. Alvin Smothers, 37, reportedly aimed a gun at the officer, who fired 11 rounds at him in response. Three of the shots his Smothers, while at least two went astray and hit Kumi, who was standing behind him. Officers...
  • Student ‘molested’ by TSA agent in LaGuardia bathroom

    08/28/2015 7:07:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Philip Messing
    A college student was sexually molested at LaGuardia Airport by a uniformed TSA agent who demanded she go into a bathroom with him after she got off a flight so she could be searched for a weapon, sources told The Post. The 22-year-old victim, who is Korean, had gotten off a Southwest Airlines flight from Salt Lake City around 8 p.m. Tuesday when the agent, identified as Maxie Oquendo, 40, approached her near the B4 gate of Terminal B. Ogendo then asked her to follow him so she could be searched to see if she was carrying a knife or...
  • Union on officer charged in shooting: ‘We could all be Adam Torres’

    08/28/2015 1:02:05 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2015 | Justin Jouvenal
    A Fairfax County police union is strongly defending an officer charged in the 2013 killing of an unarmed Springfield man, calling his arrest “unbelievable” and blasting the handling of the case by the county’s top prosecutor, police department and its leaders...
  • SWAT Team Raids Wrong Worcester Home, Residents Say

    08/24/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 08-22-2015 | By Paul Burton, WBZ-TV
    WORCESTER (CBS) — Marianne Diaz and her fiancé, Bryant Alequin, felt their lives were in danger when a SWAT team raided their third-floor apartment on Hillside Street with guns drawn. Diaz says she grabbed her seven-year-old and 18-month-old girls and prayed while Worcester police officers and State Police troopers executed a search warrant. “It was terrorizing, and the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life. They were loud, vulgar, and disgusting in behavior,” she said. It happened on Wednesday around 5:30 in the morning. Alequin says he was in the bathroom getting ready for work. “I was scared,...
  • San Jose's Garbage Trucks May Do Police Surveillance With License Plate Readers

    08/22/2015 12:17:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 8/21/15 | Justin Westbrook
    =San Jose's Garbage Trucks May Do Police Surveillance With License Plate Readers The government of San Jose, Calif. has come forward with a proposal to mount license plate readers to the city’s garbage trucks in an effort to expand police surveillance beyond department cruisers. Have no fear, innocent citizen, for the trash companies may be stepping up to help our friends in blue. San Jose, California happens to be America’s tenth largest city - that makes it pretty difficult for the police force to keep up with everybody. In a story by the local San Jose Mercury News, the new...
  • Philly Cop on Video Soliciting for Fund-Raiser at Traffic Stop

    08/21/2015 7:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/21 | aria Panaritis
    Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey on Friday ordered that a uniformed officer be taken off street patrol and ordered his gun taken from him after Facebook videos surfaced showing the officer pressuring a motorist to buy tickets for an upcoming police union fund-raiser. In the videos, Officer Matthew Zagursky tells a driver that if he buys tickets to the fund-raiser he will not tow his vehicle. The officer also uses a homophobic slur while apparently joking with the man at another point. Ramsey said he took action swiftly, after being shown the videos at a morning briefing Friday by his...
  • Cop Tried to Cook Meth at Government Science Lab — Here’s His Lawyer’s Explanation (Exploded)

    08/19/2015 7:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19 | Dan Morse
    A former police supervisor at a federal laboratory complex in Maryland has been charged with trying to make meth at the complex, where an explosion erupted last month during what his attorney described as an attempt by the officer to learn more about the drug. “He was conducting an unauthorized training experiment, which failed,” said Steven VanGrack, an attorney for the officer, Christopher Bartley. The latest twists in the case — the charge by federal authorities, the response by the officer — were revealed Tuesday. VanGrack said he expects his client to plead guilty by the end of the week....
  • Missouri Supreme Court Delivers Three Strikes Against Photo Tickets

    08/19/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/19/2015
    Defense attorneys challenging red light cameras win three cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. The highest court in Missouri on Monday struck down red light camera and speed camera programs. In three separate cases, the high court judges found that the cameras unconstitutionally shifted the burden of proof by forcing ticket recipients to prove their own innocence. The judges also found that the creation of "civil" citations and administrative hearings for moving traffic violations violated state law. The decisions were a major blow to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based vendor .. Earlier this year, the firm settled a class...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Busts Lying, Ticket Quota Cop

    08/19/2015 9:10:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/18/2015
    High court in Mississippi says state trooper who issued 25 bogus tickets should never have been reinstated with full back pay. A Mississippi Highway Patrol officer who issued bogus traffic citations to meet his ticket quota was fired on Friday by the state supreme court. All nine justices agreed that the department was right to terminate Sammy William Ray and that the state Court of Appeals was wrong to intervene to give him his job back, with full back pay. Ray was a six-year veteran trooper in 2009 when a routine audit revealed that he had been responsible for an...
  • Man Shot by SDPD Officer Held Pen, Not Knife: City

    08/18/2015 10:49:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 | Andie Adams
    A man who says he saw video of the shooting says the officer acted "hastily"A man shot to death by a San Diego Police officer was holding a pen that the officer mistook for a knife before firing his weapon, according to the city of San Diego’s response to a legal complaint. The $20 million complaint, filed by the family of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad, 42, claims SDPD Officer Neal Browder used excessive and unreasonable deadly force when he killed Nehad outside a Midway District adult bookstore on April 30. The allegations are supported by a man who says he saw...
  • Calling Police 'Pigs' Lands Teen in Jail

    08/18/2015 10:05:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 8/17 | Steve Nelson
    Legal experts say he made a big mistake.A Tennessee teenager allegedly squealed “pigs!” at police officers Friday and wound up being the one confined to a pen. The First Amendment generally protects such insults but the pig-caller made a critical error, legal experts say. William Reece, 19, was riding in a Honda Accord traveling at most 40 miles per hour when he cracked a rear passenger door and yelled the insult at officers performing a traffic stop, according to a police report. The unamused patrolmen with the Newport Police Department caught up with the car and arrested Reece for disorderly...
  • 600 police gunshots during Stockton bank robbery were 'excessive,' report says

    08/17/2015 4:04:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | August 17, 2015 | Joseph Serna
    The Police Foundation, a research group based in Washington, D.C., released a detailed report Monday on how Stockton police responded to the July 16, 2014, armed robbery of a Bank of the West branch, where three gunmen took three women hostage and fired at officers from a speeding SUV. The group found that 32 officers unloaded more than 600 rounds during the hour-long rolling gun battle, which spanned three counties, 63 miles of highway and reached speeds of 120 mph. One of the hostages, Misty Holt-Singh, was killed when she was struck by 10 police bullets, authorities said. The two...
  • OFFICER USES TASER ON ANGRY MOTORIST IN FLORIDA

    08/12/2015 7:36:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    Abc13 ^ | 8-12-15 | Unattributed
    The Bradford County Sheriff's Office has released video of a confrontation between a motorist and a police officer who stopped to help him in north Florida. Sheriff Gordon Smith said Lawtey police officer Jay Raulerson was dispatched after passing cars called to report a man in a silver Toyota stopped in the median of Highway 301 who was out of the SUV and trying to wave down vehicles. After Raulerson pulled up behind the Toyota, the video shows the man jump out and begin yelling at the officer as he approaches the driver side of the police car.
  • Texas cop who killed unarmed college football player is fired after shooting the teen dead

    08/11/2015 8:00:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    AP ^ | August 11, 2015
    The Texas police officer who shot dead an unarmed college football player during a suspected burglary at a car dealership has been fired. Brad Miller had his employment terminated by the town's chief of police, who criticized his 'poor judgment' when he killed Christian Taylor in Arlington, Texas, on Friday The white 49-year-old officer should not have approached the black 19-year-old alone, Arlington police chief Will Johnson told reporters at a news conference. Miller joined the police department in September and graduated from the city police academy earlier this year. Police said he cannot appeal his firing because he was...
  • CAUGHT ON CAM: Cop confronts disabled veteran for not looking 'handicap'

    08/11/2015 4:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    WPEC-TV ^ | August 10, 2015
    [WARNING: The video below contains profanity. Viewer discretion advised.](VIDEO-AT-LINK) RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) — A Riviera Beach police officer was videotaped confronting a disabled veteran for not looking "handicap" for parking in a disabled parking space. U.S. Army combat veteran Isiah James, who has served nearly 10 years for our country, was absolutely shocked when a trip to a popular Riviera Beach drug store turned confrontational with the law. James says he was issued a disabled person parking permit, and it was properly displayed in his vehicle the entire time. During his deployment, James took fire and was hit with...
  • 9 Times the Government Stole Americans’ Cash, Cars

    08/11/2015 9:32:18 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jessica Kline
    Today, The Heritage Foundation releases “Arresting Your Property: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Turns Police Into Profiteers.” This booklet highlights the important problem of civil asset forfeiture and tells lawmakers how states and the federal government can help fix these broken laws. The booklet reveals the dark side of civil forfeiture, where the government seizes your property without ever convicting you of, or even charging you with, a crime, and then keeps the profits for its own coffers. Here are nine such examples: 1. Georgia—Iraq War veteran Andrew Clyde owns a small gun shop armory in Athens, Ga. In April 2013,...
  • Police Have Killed at Least 1,083 Americans Since Michael Brown's Death

    08/10/2015 7:25:13 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 52 replies
    Vice ^ | August 9, 2015 | By Liz Fields
    A year ago today, a white police officer shot and killed a black teenager in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, catalyzing a firestorm of protests and re-animating national conversations on issues of race, policing, and violence in the US. Michael Brown's bleeding corpse was subsequently left facedown in the middle of the road for four hours on the afternoon on August 9, 2014 — exposed to the midday summer sun and eyes of residents, a few of whom snapped cellphone images that would eventually spread across social media, the nation, and the world. At Brown's funeral, two weeks later,...
  • 19-Year-Old Unarmed College Student Fatally Shot by Texas Police

    08/08/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by South40 · 45 replies
    MSN ^ | 8 AUG 2015 | Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
    Arlington, Texas police fatally shot a 19-year-old college student that they claim broke into a car dealership early Friday morning but some members of the dead man's family find the police version of the story hard to believe. According to the Star-Telegram, around 1 a.m. police were notified of a burglary in progress at a GMC Classic Buick dealership. Police claim that a security company dialed in emergency help after they witnessed the suspect using his car to crash through the dealership's showroom window. “The officers went and confronted him. There was an altercation. An officer discharged his weapon and...
  • Your Rights When The Cops Pull You Over Explained In One Brilliant Infographic

    08/07/2015 2:48:27 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/02/2014 | Christina Sterbenz
    Getting pulled over can make even the most law-abiding citizen's heart race. You should understand what you can and can't do. ~snip~ Read the rest of your rights when interacting with police below:
  • Gun-wielding bounty hunters storm Phoenix police chief's home by accident(tr)

    08/06/2015 7:12:05 AM PDT · by dware · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.05.2015 | Elaine O'flynn
    A bounty hunter has been arrested after 11 bondsmen with loaded guns stormed the home of the Phoenix Police Chief by accident. The armed men from two bond-recovery companies were looking for a fugitive wanted in Oklahoma on drug charges and believed he was in police chief Joe Yahner's house, following a tip-off on social media. At least one of the men allegedly banged on Yahner's door and confronted the chief, demanding that he come outside, investigators said.
  • Home > U.S. Bounty Hunters Mistakenly Seek Oklahoma Fugitive at Phoenix Police Chief's Home

    08/06/2015 8:21:34 AM PDT · by Resolute Conservative · 17 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 8/6/2015 | STEFAN DOYNO and ROBYN WEIL
    Authorities in Phoenix are investigating a tip that led bounty hunters searching for a fugitive to the home of the city's police chief. Bounty hunter Brent Farley was arrested after he allegedly refused to leave the home of Phoenix Police Chief Joseph Yahner late Tuesday. The bounty hunters were looking for a 6-foot-3-inch, 310-pound black man who was wanted on drug charges in Oklahoma. Instead, the 11 armed bounty hunters arrived at the home of Yahner, who is white. "We have some -- I don't know if they're bounty hunters or what they are," the police chief's girlfriend told 911...
  • Suspended Cops Say Video of Them Eating Marijuana Edibles During a Raid Violated Their Privacy

    08/05/2015 9:57:09 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | 08/04/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    Remember the Santa Ana, California, cops who were caught on video munching on what seem to be cannabis-infused chocolate bars after raiding an unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary in May? The Orange County Register reports that three officers who were suspended after the incident are trying to stop the Santa Ana Police Department from using the footage in its internal investigation. Among other things, their lawsuit argues that the officers thought they had disabled all of the security cameras at Sky High Holistic and therefore had a reasonable expectation of privacy. The cops complain that the dispensary never got their permission...
  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly (vs. only 3 percent of whites)

    08/05/2015 5:51:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    A majority of blacks in the United States - more than 3 out of 5 - say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why. This information, from a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, comes as the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, approaches its first anniversary and the nation continues to grapple with police-related deaths of black Americans. African-Americans said they felt especially targeted by the police. Half of black respondents, including 6 in 10 black men, said they...
  • Samuel DuBose: body-camera video shows 360-degree view of police killing

    07/31/2015 7:03:21 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 185 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 31, 2015 | The Guardian
    A synced-up video of body camera footage from three University of Cincinnati police officers – Ray Tensing, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschimdt – reveals the dramatic aftermath of the police shooting of a 43-year-old unarmed black man. It shows that both officers were behind Tensing at the time he shot DuBose, but both backed claims the officer had been 'dragged'. These claims were used to justify the shooting, but were later dismissed as false by the county prosecutor who charged Tensing with murder. Kidd and Lindenschimdt have also been placed on leave
  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 12:22:26 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 279 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | RRryan 71187
    Citizen seems to notice a police officer driving around and around his neighborhood while he is working on his boat in his driveway. Police officer doesn't like being filmed by someone in his own yard and decides to stop and pull gun on him.
  • In Iraq, I raided insurgents. In Virginia, the police raided me.

    08/03/2015 9:04:26 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2015 | Alex Horton
    <p>Alex Horton is a member of the Defense Council at the Truman National Security Project. He served as an infantryman in Iraq with the Army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.</p> <p>I got home from the bar and fell into bed soon after Saturday night bled into Sunday morning. I didn’t wake up until three police officers barged into my apartment, barking their presence at my door. They sped down the hallway to my bedroom, their service pistols drawn and leveled at me.</p>
  • Retired Bosque County judge to hear bikers’ examining trials [Waco]

    08/03/2015 5:11:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | August 3, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A retired state district judge from Bosque County was appointed Monday to preside over the examining trial of a Hewitt biker — and potentially 19 others — arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout. Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, administrative judge of the 26-county 3rd Judicial Region, confirmed Monday that he appointed Judge James Morgan to preside over the examining trial of Hewitt resident Matthew Clendennen, which is set for Aug. 10. Stubblefield said his order also gives Morgan authority to hear any of the 19 other cases involving bikers seeking examining trials to challenge whether there was sufficient probable...
  • License to Launder - High rollers with badges (Miami cops gone wild)

    08/01/2015 7:33:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 08/01/2015 | Michael Sallah
    For an undercover crew designed to operate in the shadows, the Tri-County Task Force could be a big-spending, high-rolling force. After showing up for guard duty at Bal Harbour’s Sea View Hotel, Wilner Pierre surveyed the cluster of boisterous men lounging at the pool, drinks in hand.The 58-year-old security guard asked them to remove the glass from the pool area of the elegant, 1940s-era resort. When they refused, he threatened to call the police.Then came their response: We are the police.Members of an elite, undercover task force claimed the hotel as a de facto base, converging at the pool, dining...
  • Father who shot down drone hovering over his house as his daughters sunbathed is arrested

    08/01/2015 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 143 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/15
    A father has been arrested after shooting down an $1,800 drone that was reportedly hovering over his two sunbathing daughters. William H. Merideth, 47, from Kentucky was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment. The owner of the drone claims he was only trying to take pictures of a friend's house when Merideth shot at the device, sending it crashing into a field near his yard last weekend. Sunday afternoon, the kids – my girls – were out on the back deck, and the neighbors were out in their yard," Merideth told WDRD. 'And they come in and...
  • Officer Punches Woman After She Spits At Him

    08/01/2015 12:14:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015
    Another jail encounter is making headlines in Texas. This week, video was released from an incident that occurred in February at Jefferson County Jail. It shows a police officer punching an intoxicated, handcuffed woman after she spit in his face. "I'm going to try to make sure that he has to pay for it," said Lisa Hayes, who was punched by the officer. Hayes doesn't remember much from the night she was punched by an officer after she spit at him at the jail, but she recalls the injuries. "Both my shoulders were torn. I had scars on my wrists,...
  • HPD officer charged with assault for body slam

    07/31/2015 10:19:14 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHN ^ | Friday, July 31, 2015 | Lynn Kawano
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The State Attorney General's office has charged a Honolulu Police officer shown in cell phone video body slamming a man in Palolo Valley in February. Only Hawaii News Now reported on the case months ago when 25-year old Eric Masrasrik was thrown to the ground by Officer Siave Seti, Jr.  Seti is charged with assault in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The cell phone video doesn't show what led up to the confrontation, but Masrasrik claims it was unprovoked. He also says the officer punched him in the face. Seti, a two year veteran of the force, did not arrest...
  • Black Alabama Cop Beats the S&*# Out of Handcuffed white man

    07/31/2015 9:50:14 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    On December 23, 2011, in Huntsville, Alabama, black cop Brett Russell brutally yanked a restrained white man from the back of a police cruiser, and instantly unleashed brutal beating upon his helpless ass, while repeatedly yelling the fix all police brutality phrase bleated ad nauseum for recording purposes: “Stop resisting!” Gary Wayne Hopkins had been arrested after a domestic violence call. He was beaten so badly, the correctional officers were unable to accept him, and sent him straight to a hospital. In the police report, all present officers reported that Hopkins was combative, and that Russell who beat him to...
  • Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop

    07/31/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by archy · 28 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 30 July 2015 | Bob Owens
    Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop Posted by Bob Owens on July 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm ď‚‚ Somehow, I donÂ’t think Flint Township Police will be stopping people who open carry firearms any time soon unless they have a darn good reason. A man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested on Christmas Eve while legally open-carrying his pistol has reached a $35,000 settlement with the officer who stopped him, according to the manÂ’s attorney. John David McMorris reached the agreement Tuesday, July 28, after he sued Flint Township Police and Sgt. Russell Fries following his Dec....
  • Dashcam catches off-duty cop threatening to put 'hole in head' of driver

    07/31/2015 6:35:15 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 36 replies
    CNET ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Who would have felt comfortable in these circumstances? A Massachusetts man was driving in the town of Medford last Saturday night. He admits he took a wrong turn and ended up going the wrong way down a traffic circle. However, how wrong a turn might his life have taken if the events that followed had taken a slightly different turn. In dashcam video posted to YouTube by a driver who only gave his name as Michael, he is confronted by an angry man in a white tank top and shorts. The angry man steps out of a truck and approaches...
  • Who was Samuel DuBose? What you should know

    07/30/2015 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    HLNTV ^ | 07/30/2015 | Nicole Shealy
    The family of shooting victim Samuel DuBose wants their son, brother, and friend to be remembered for his character, spirit and love of people. "I would like for everyone to know that my son was full of life," DuBose's mother, Audrey DuBose, told CNN's Don Lemon in an emotional interview. "He loved people. He loved all people. He loved his family. He loved music." "He was loved by everybody," his sister Cleshawn DuBose told CNN. "The community, and especially our family." Samuel DuBose, 43, had 13 children, according to CNN affiliate WKRC.
  • New Jersey state trooper shot at unarmed teens after they mistakenly knocked on his door: officials

    07/30/2015 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jason Silverstein
    An off-duty New Jersey state trooper chased after three unarmed teenagers and shot at them early Sunday after they accidentally knocked on his door, officials said Wednesday. Trooper Kissinger Barreau told investigators he believed the teens were trying to break into his Sparta home, CBS New York reported. Police said they are investigating the shooting, but Barreau remains on active duty and hasn’t faced any charges. One of the teens, 18-year-old Jesse Barkhorn, said he and his friends were dropping people off after a party Sunday. They mistakenly knocked on the trooper’s door, having mistaken it for a friend's house,...
  • POLICE BRUTALITY, Alexis Acker vs Colorado Springs Police officer Tyler Walker. (2015)

    07/27/2015 11:04:33 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 38 replies
    youtube ^ | July 17, 2015 | inashackrecords
    This is the moment a Colorado cop knocked out a woman's teeth while she was handcuffed in a hospital. Newly released video shows a Colorado Springs police officer grabbing an 18-year-old girl out of her seat and slamming her face-down into the ground during a November 2013 arrest that resulted in her losing two of her front teeth. The footage was obtained by the Colorado Springs Independent amid an ongoing civil lawsuit being pursued by the teen, Alexis Acker.
  • Medford detective threatens to kill civilian (dash cam)

    07/27/2015 5:08:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-26-2015 | basedboston
    Driving home today I got lost and made a wrong turn. In an unfamiliar area I drove slowly but made the mistake of not seeing a poorly marked one way. I stopped midway through entering it when I realized I screwed up and fortunately there were no close calls or potential accidents. Only a single oncoming car (not the medford cop/detective in the video, he was on the other side) that had fully stopped before the road seeing my stupid mistake. After I stopped and realized it was too late I just continued out of the way and back onto...
  • Cop caught on dash cam threatening to ‘blow a hole’ through driver’s head

    07/27/2015 11:42:04 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 80 replies
    boston.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Kristin Toussaint and Shannon McMahon
    A Medford police detective has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on video threatening to “blow a hole through your f---ing head” while pulling over a driver who drove the wrong way at a traffic circle. Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco confirmed to Boston.com that the man in the video was Medford Police Detective Stephen Lebert. “He’s a 30-year member of the department and works in our detective division,” Sacco said. “He’s a very effective police officer but last night’s incident that’s on video, at least that portion of the video that I saw, is troubling to...
  • Cops as Criminals

    07/26/2015 5:53:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Late one night, during high school, I was driving home when several police cars zoomed by. Curious about what was going on, I followed them down a residential street, where they pulled up to a house. I drove by and saw some officers walking up the sidewalk, but couldn't tell what they might be after. So I pulled into a driveway, turned around and drove back. My curiosity still unsatisfied, I then looped around the block to make one more pass. Wrong decision. One of the cops pulled his car up behind me, turned on his lights, jumped out and...
  • John Doe targets in Wisconsin can finally tell their stories

    07/25/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7-24-15 | Ed Morrissey
    Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has forcefully terminated the John Doe investigations in Wisconsin, the targets of those probes can now speak openly of their experiences at the hands of politically motivated prosecutors. Some of those experiences began leaking out a few months ago, courtesy of David French and his mainly unnamed victims of the Government Accountability Board’s jeremiad against Scott Walker supporters. The court decision offers a few more description of the nighttime and dawn raids on homes and the prosecutors’ abuse of the rights of those targets, but now with the case at an end, the victims...
  • Wisconsin rape victim, 82, waits 3 hours for police to respond

    07/24/2015 5:33:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-22-15 | John Diedrich
    An 82-year-old woman who was raped by a stranger after she got off a bus last week was forced to wait three hours for a Milwaukee police squad car to respond, police records show. The woman, who has difficulty seeing, finally called back the police dispatcher and asked if she could take a shower, which would have removed key evidence from the rape. The victim was told "do not do anything until a squad arrives." Finally, three hours and six minutes after the assault was first reported, squad cars arrived, according to records obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A...
  • Ex-Georgia deputy sheriff indicted in flash-bang raid that maimed toddler

    07/22/2015 7:07:43 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 46 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Stephanie Gallman
    ...Based on the erroneous information she presented, which also included claims of "heavy traffic in and out of the residence," the judge issued Autry a "no knock" search warrant. When a SWAT team executing that warrant found the front door blocked, one of the officers tossed a flash-bang grenade inside the residence. Once inside the home, the SWAT team realized a portable playpen had been blocking the door, and the flash-bang grenade had landed where a 19-month-old was sleeping, eventually exploding on the child's pillow. The toddler spent weeks in a burn unit in a medically induced coma.
  • Waco Is Suppressing Evidence That Could Clear Innocent Bikers

    07/21/2015 7:49:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 81 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2015
    Why is Waco, Texas, fighting to suppress multiple videos of the shootout that killed nine bikers at the Twin Peaks restaurant on May 17? Why are some attorneys in the case now prohibited from talking to the press? And why haven’t Waco officials revealed how many of the nine victims were killed by bullets from police officers’ guns? snip Here are two theories. One is the official explanation. Authorities say that this is a complex investigation that takes lots of time and that suppressing video evidence and issuing gag orders is necessary to prevent prospective jurors from being influenced by...
  • Family: Officer killed 19-year-old after mistaking him for someone else

    07/20/2015 6:37:04 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 63 replies
    WSMV ^ | 7/18/15 | WMCActionNews5.com Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A teen is dead after being shot by a Memphis police officer late Friday night. The MPD officer stopped a car for a broken headlight in the 5700 block of Winchester Road. The officer issued the driver a ticket and let him go. However, the passenger in the car had several warrants for his arrest. Darrius Stewart, the 19-year-old passenger, was placed in the back seat of the police car to verify the warrants. Investigators said when the officer opened the back door to handcuff Stewart, he kicked the door and attacked the officer. During the...
  • UPDATED: Seaside police shoot an off-duty federal police officer early Friday

    07/18/2015 9:09:42 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 105 replies
    montereycountyweekly.com ^ | 7-17-15 | Nic Coury and Sara Rubin
    A 48-year-year old off-duty black federal police officer is still alive after being shot by Seaside Police officers early Friday morning. Just before 1:30am, officers responded to a call reporting a loud, drunk woman at a house in the 1100 block of Amador Avenue, according to a statement by the Seaside Police Department. Officers gave her a courtesy ride back to her house in the 1200 block of Palm Avenue. As officers were helping the woman to her door, her husband stepped outside with a gun and officers shot at him. He is Eric Glazier, a federal police lieutenant since...
  • [AZ] cop illegally enters home, arrests naked woman: ‘I was in the shower! What is wrong with you?’

    07/17/2015 12:42:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    An Arizona cop barged into a woman’s home while she was in the shower and handcuffed her as she stood naked and sopping wet, according to a lawsuit. Officer Doug Rose lectured an unclothed, sobbing Esmeralda Rossi in front of her daughter and told her he was in charge, even though she was in her own home. Even as an investigation determined that Rose illegally entered the home, the policeman managed to retire and start collecting his pension. -snip- “Don’t take the attitude with cops, because we don’t play,” Rose said. “When a cop shows up, you’re not the one...
  • Cost of Police-Misconduct Cases Soars in Big U.S. Cities

    07/16/2015 6:09:53 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 7/16/15 | Zusha Elinson & Dan Frosch
    The cost of resolving police-misconduct cases has surged for big U.S. cities in recent years, even before the current wave of scrutiny faced by law-enforcement over tactics. The 10 cities with the largest police departments paid out $248.7 million last year in settlements and court judgments in police-misconduct cases, up 48% from $168.3 million in 2010, according to data gathered by The Wall Street Journal through public-records requests. Those cities collectively paid out $1.02 billion over those five years in such cases, which include alleged beatings, shootings and wrongful imprisonment. When claims related to car collisions, property damage and other...