Officer Huff of the Emmett Police commits 3 Batteries in under 3 Minutes on 10/5/13- This was at least the fifth time since mid July of 2013 (that's less then three months) that the Emmett Police Department entered or attempted to enter the premises when their governing rules clearly state they are not allowed to. The last time they entered illegally resulted in another battery by a police officer. This is the reason that a video camera was used. Their harassment has come to the point of an epidemic. This is also just a small amount of what happened that night encluding a female bartender who feels she was keep against her will and many of her civil rights were violated by officer Huff and the EPD. Anyone that thinks videotaping a police officer is illegal, let alone deserves being battered against three times in less then three minutes, please read what the United States Department of Justice has to say about it. They say it is protected under your 1st, 4th and 14th amendment rights:
So any officer denying these constitutional rights, especially with unwarranted violence, is literally trying to destroy the very pillars that this country is founded on. Something that terrorist thrive to do.
Here is the Idaho Administrative Code Rules Governing Alcohol Beverage Control that states the officers can only come in during, "regular and usual business hours" making their "compliance check" there illegal:
Alcohol 014. CONDUCT OF LICENSED PREMISES.
Upon request of an agent of the Director, a licensee, or anyone acting on his behalf, must produce any records required to be kept pursuant to Title 23, Chapters 9, 10, or 13, Idaho Code, and permit the agent of the Director or peace officer to examine them and permit an inspection of the licensee's premises. Upon request of a peace officer, a
licensee, or anyone acting on his behalf, must permit an inspection of the licensee's premises. Any inspection performed pursuant to this rule must occur during the licensee's regular and usual business hours. The failure to produce such records or to permit such inspection on the part of any licensee is a violation of this rule. A violation of this rule, federal or state law or local code or ordinance may subject the licensee to administrative sanctions pursuant to Sections 23-933, 23-1037 and 23-1331, Idaho Code.
On a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend on the Venice bike path an LAPD officer was blocking the path on his motorcycle and another young girl was partially blocking the other side and bike traffic was backed up. I said, "officer, your motorcycle is blocking the bike path" to which he replied, "I can give you a ticket for that".
As seen on YoVenice.
A bit later and I have sirens pulling me over and I record the rest. You really gotta listen to how stupid this is. Some good quotes in there.
The technical term is penile plethysmography testing.
In layman’s terms, it’s an erection-measuring device. Thursday, a federal court ruled that probation officers had no business hooking up released sex offenders to one just to see how they react to pornographic.
In scathing language, the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concluded that penile plethysmography testing of sex offenders “is unduly intrusive and bears insufficient relation to correctional or medical treatment, the protection of the public, or deterrence of crime, and that the district court’s decision to impose this condition was an abuse of discretion.”
This officer says, “I don’t have to be nice to you. That’s not in my job description.” He even states that he can tell you what to do and doesn’t care if you appreciate it or not. The men in the video did a great job of standing their ground against this jackboot thug.
If you’d like to remind the Exton, PA police that filming public officials is NOT A CRIME feel free to call them.
The law does not cover oral communications when the speakers do not have an "expectation that such communication is not subject to interception under circumstances justifying such expectation." See 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 5702 Therefore, you may be able to record in-person conversations occurring in a public place without consent.
I guess the Cincinnati Police Department has given up. They can’t figure out how to stop crime so they’re now teaming up with pastors and members of 25 local congregations to walk and pray through the city:
Former Aiken County Sheriff's deputy Jeff Nation, who on Aug. 11 was cleared of assault and battery charges in connection with a September 2008 arrest in which he struck a teenager in New Ellenton, filed a civil lawsuit against members of the Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division this week.
Then he sued the police department for firing him:
Nation’s lawsuit, which claimed the sheriff’s office ruined his career and reputation, stemmed from his dismissal in the fall of 2008. Nation was fired after he was captured on video stopping several men in New Ellenton and demanding identification. The video showed Nation arguing with Lorenzo Williams about his sagging pants. Nation then appeared to hit Williams in the throat and try to head-butt him.
After the incident, Sheriff Michael Hunt requested an investigation, and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division charged Nation with assault and battery and misconduct in office.
Charges against Williams were dropped, and the sheriff apologized to Williams and his family.
Nation was ultimately acquitted of assault and battery, and in 2010 he sued the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Michael Hunt, and others, including a SLED agent.
In his initial lawsuit, Nation had said “maltreatment” from the sheriff’s office caused him “intense distress, public humiliation and embarrassment, severe loss of income and earning capacity and other damages past, present and future.” He had also argued the sheriff’s office portrayed him as a racist through comments officers made to the local news media.
On Wednesday, the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office maintained that it had properly handled Nation’s confrontation with Williams, and that the office never sought a settlement.
“After lengthy discussion, Mr. Nation and his attorney William Davis, Jr. Esq. agreed and signed documents voluntarily dismissing the suit against all sheriffs office personnel, thus ending this law suit,” said the county sheriff’s office in a statement Wednesday.
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. -- Aiken County has a new candidate for sheriff. Jeffrey Nation plans to file his paperwork this week to join the race.
Nation was fired from the department in 2008 after being charged with assault and battery. The altercation was caught on dash cam video, but he was eventually acquitted of those charges. He then filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office which he later dropped.
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says it acted properly in his firing.
Fewer than half of all violent crimes were resolved in 2011, but over 7 million people are serving time in U.S. prisons. The majority of prisoners were arrested on drug charges, and 81 percent of those are in prison for simple possession. While the United States spends billions of dollars and millions of man hours fighting a war on drugs, 59 percent of rapists and 36.2 percent of murderers are never brought to justice. What do we get for that time and money? It has never been easier to buy drugs. The war on drugs isn't working, and victims and survivors of violent crimes deserve more thorough investigations. Whatever your stance on drug policy, Prof. Alex Kreit says, shouldn't we allocate resources to provide for investigations for all violent crimes? Shouldn't victims come first? Who are the real victims of the war on drugs? What do you think should be done about it?
WHEN LIVES ARE LOST DUE TO POLICE ACTION, SHOULD POLICE JUDGE THEMSELVES?
Please support Wisconsin Representatives Garey Bies (R) and Chris Taylor (D) in their efforts to protect civilians and law officers from unfair investigations. Their co-sponsored legislation is titled the “Citizens and Law Enforcement Safety Act.” LRB #2678.
This is the first bill in the nation to ask for statewide, independent, and professional review of police-involved deaths.
The family of a 31-year-old Azusa man fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy four years ago won a $2 million judgment this week in a wrongful death suit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Efrain Lara Gutierrez died at the scene of the shooting, which took place about 1 a.m. Oct. 2, 2009 near Renwick Road and Rockvale Avenue in an unincorporated county area just south of Azusa. He lived with his parents, Eva and Dionicio Gutierrez, at a nearby home.
Allegheny County Police confirmed 49-year-old Michael Barnes was hit in the 3900 block of Monroeville Boulevard about 7:30 p.m., down the street from the Monroeville Police Department and near Barnes' home.
Homicide detectives from the Allegheny County Police Department said they believe Barnes was wearing headphones at the time.
"It's possible he may have tried to cross the street and not heard the vehicles," said Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman. "The early indications are that the pedestrian may have wandered into the flow of traffic."
Monroeville Boulevard runs parallel to Business Route 22. It doesn't get as much traffic, but it is a busy road with four lanes and no crosswalks, and no street lights on the stretch where the police car hit Barnes.
"We have no indication at this time that the officer was responding to any calls for service or was in any type of pursuit or anything like that," said Schurman.
The driver of the police car has not been publicly identified, but sources have identified him as Monroeville Police Sgt Edward Lewkowicz. Monroeville's police chief says the officer is on administrative leave, per department policy, and did submit to blood tests.
Sure, they took a gun off the street — but the three NYPD cops allegedly did it illegally, then lied to make a criminal case, says a federal lawsuit.
The case fell apart because the cops did not know someone had videotaped them conducting an illegal search of a vehicle, then high-fiving each other when they found a handgun stashed in the engine compartment.
The man they arrested, Andrew James, filed a $3 million lawsuit against the cops Thursday for malicious prosecution and violating his civil rights stemming from the March 2012 encounter on Francis Lewis Boulevard in south Queens.
James was pulled over for a traffic violation in his Cadillac Escalade by Officers Andrew Torres, Jason Forgione and James Phillips of the 105th Precinct. The cops claimed they smelled marijuana smoke, and spotted a police scanner and cash on the center console, the complaint states.
They arrested James and began searching the the vehicle, including under the hood, without a warrant.
A witness recorded the car stop on a cell phone showing Phillips and Forgione congratulating themselves on finding the illegal weapon.
But when Torres testified under oath later in the grand jury and at an evidentiary hearing, he claimed the gun was discovered at the stationhouse when he was doing a routine inventory of the Cadillac.
The Queens district attorney's office dismissed the charges against James when it learned of the video...
A 26-year-old Clearlake woman was killed on Highway 29 on Thursday morning when a Lake County sheriff's deputy rushing to assist another deputy in pursuit of robbery suspects crashed his patrol car head-on into the woman's car.
Gabriela Rivas Garcia died at the scene of the 6 a.m. crash on southbound Highway 29 between Kits Corner and Diener Drive in the Manning Flat area, according to sheriff's Lt. Steve Brooks.