Cops have killed well over 5,000 Americans since 9/11. Many of these killings have occurred during no-knock raids, which have risen by 4000%.
Iraqi insurgents have killed around 3,500 Americans in Iraq since 9/11 in Operation Iraqi “Freedom.”
Afghan insurgents have killed around 2,000 Americans in Afghanistan since 9/11 in Operation Enduring “Freedom.”
The police getting paid to go on shooting sprees are killing more of us than the terrorists from whom they “protect” us. In fact, you are eight times more likely to be killed by a cop than by a terrorist.
Today on campus: Hippies learn about statism and will blame conservatives.
Several times over the past couple weeks UTC has allowed and endorsed a fire and brimstone preaching fanatical woman to come and scream hate and damnation at its students. They provided her a huge coned in circle with security and police to judge their students. Before any amount of a crowd had gathered this unknown student rode his bike past the barrier unknowing the swift consequences that would follow. Not captured on the video was him nearly being tackled off of his bike. He then became angry considering he is a paying student who BELONGS on this campus and the police found this reason enough to tackle him an arrest him for resisting arrest without calmly asking him to put his hand behind his bak. Security and police instigated the escalation and this student was arrested. UTC continues to provide shelter for this woman whom the student body has made very clear that she is unwelcome. Poor guy may be expelled an charged with God only knows what for merely trying to go to his next class and expressing anger when he was wrongfully accosted.
Imagine getting pulled over while on a family vacation and having small-town cops accuse you and your family of being drug couriers. Then imagine hearing that you have two options: Fork over your cash and continue on your vacation or face felony charges for money laundering and child endangerment, in which case you go to jail and your kids get handed over to foster care. That’s what happened to Ron Henderson and Jennifer Boatright while traveling through Tenaha, Texas, a town that regards piracy as just another way to raise revenue.
Henderson and Boatright’s case helped launch a class action lawsuit against abusive civil forfeiture laws, laws which allow law enforcement to to shake down people and cash in. And don’t be fooled by officers tooling around town in Escalades seized from hotshot drug dealers--law enforcement often targets those who cannot afford to hire an attorney to fight for the return of their property.
Officers may swipe your property even if you’re not charged with a crime. Cops can drive the cars they grab, and seized cash has even been funneled to officers’ salaries. Booty is often a large source of law enforcement funding, and last year the Department of Justice pulled in a record $4.2 billion from civil forfeitures.
Pine Valley, CA, Old Highway 80 - Here I am at yet another intrusive Border Patrol checkpoint no where near the actual border. I refused to answer the agents question and refused to pull into secondary, explaining that I was simply traveling down a public road while minding my own business and not doing anything wrong. Border Patrol agents, on the other hand seem to have a difficult time minding their own business.
UPDATE: Since I was driving my company vehicle, the agents took down the number displayed in its side and called my employer to complain that I was "rude" to them. But their childish and unprofessional behavior was so apparent to my boss that he just hung up on their call. What a joke! I'm making a complaint with the San Diego Border Patrol office.
Grosse Pointe Park police officers are capturing humiliating photos and videos of black men and texting them to friends and family, the Motor City Muckraker has found.
One of the main culprits is Officer Mike Najm, who texted a picture of a black man in the back of a trailer and typed, “Gotta love the coloreds.” In one video, Najm can be heard telling a mentally ill black man to sing.
Most of the videos are shot from squad cars while African American men are told to sing or “dance like a chimp.” Some of the subjects are even in the back of police cars.
SIOUX CITY -- The Police Department is denying any wrongdoing in the way officers treated a woman captured on camera being forcefully arrested this summer. The woman, who said she received a black eye and bruises during the scuffle, alleges she was mistreated and is considering suing police.
The footage, which began circulating online last week, shows Dacosta Daniels, 34, of Sioux City, being arrested during an Aug. 8 traffic stop in the 1400 block of McDonald Street. The scene was captured by a Sioux City Police Department car dashboard camera.
The video shows two officers shoving Daniels onto the patrol car's hood to make the arrest. She appears to struggle as police handcuff her. At one point, she is punched in the side and put in a headlock before being handcuffed, the video shows.
Sioux City Police Department spokesman Jeremy McClure said he would not elaborate about the arrest. Court records show Daniels was being arrested for assault of a peace officer, a serious misdemeanor. She is accused of punching police Officer Joshua Tyler before the arrest, records show.
McClure declined to talk in detail about the video. He said the department plans to post a longer version of the video on its Facebook profile Wednesday morning. It will include a narration explaining what happened, he said.
"It'll explain what the situation is, or what's going on," McClure said. "Basically, explaining what the officer is doing."
McClure said the incident was the subject of an internal investigation. It found that officers followed department rules in the arrest, he said.
Daniels' fiancÚ, Chris Robinson, said the video is from police dash cam footage obtained as evidence in the criminal case against Daniels. They provided the video to the Journal on Tuesday.
Court documents say the incident happened after police stopped Robinson and found that he was barred from driving. The car, with New Jersey plates, was a rental vehicle. Daniels was a passenger.
During the stop, Tyler asked Daniels what her name was and she answered with a profanity, the documents said. The officer then asked if she had identification, and she again swore at the officer, according to records. Daniels then attempted to make a cell phone call and the officer told her to hang up, which escalated into a scuffle, the documents allege.
The incident left Daniels with a blackened right eye and severe bruising over her body, she said. She sought medical attention and took photos of the marks, as did police, she said. Police would not comment on her injuries.
Daniels said she is pursuing a civil case against police and plans to hire an attorney soon. She said she didn't want to talk about specifics in the case.
4:00 does a video breakdown by a police lawyer, kinda funny.
After videotaping the police taser him in his own home, a Lake County, Illinois man is prevented from testifying in his own defense for fear of being prosecuted under the Illinois Wiretapping Law. Using the actual video of the incident and legal transcripts, Vince and Kitty Testa show how the police machinated charges against their family. This documentary explores the relationships among Lake County law enforcement and the Courts, examines the growing use of tasers, challenges the concept of Contempt of Cop, and exposes the Civil Rights implications of the Illinois Wiretapping Law.
A dash-cam video from an April, 2012 traffic stop has surfaced in which one Baton Rouge police officer pulls over a fellow cop, leading to a heated exchange on the roadside.
The Baton Rouge Advocate obtained the video through a public records request of the department. In the video, off-duty BRPD officer David Stewart pulls over a swerving white pickup truck that he says was doing more than twice the 45 mph speed limit.
The stop happened on Juban Road in Livingston Parish. According to the Advocate report, Stewart said he pulled the vehicle over and contacted the Livingston Parish Sheriff's department because he thought the driver may be impaired or having a "road rage" fit.
However, after the driver, Cpl. Brian Harrison, identified himself as a Baton Rouge police officer, the dash-mounted camera in Stewart's vehicle then captured a heated 4-minute exchange between the two men.
Near the end of the video, Stewart contacts Livingston authorities again on his radio to cancel the call for assistance and allows Harrison to leave. Harrison is seen on the video "flipping the bird" at Stewart before getting in his truck and driving off.
Police officials contacted by the Advocate said both officers had been "counseled" about the incident. Neither officer was disciplined over the matter.
During the exchange between the two, Stewart shouted at the other officer that his children drive on Juban Road.
"I don't care," Harrison is heard replying on the video.
D’Paris Charles “DJ” Williams, 20, was arrested after apparently riding his bicycle on the sidewalk around 3:40 p.m. Friday at the complex near Rosa Parks Lane and Maxwell Court.
The home video begins with DJ Williams face down on the sidewalk as officers and a crowd of onlookers circles. Williams can be heard crying out in pain.
When word spread in the neighboring apartment complex, residents rushed out to help Williams. That’s when things went from bad to worse. The arrest spurred an altercation between other people at the complex and prompted three more arrests, police said.
However, a friend of Williams, local photographer Travis Jensen, talked to people at the complex and said their stories, as well as a cellphone video taken at the scene and posted on YouTube, show that the incident was a case of police brutality.
“Clearly something not right is happening here,” Jensen said.
He said Williams was simply riding his bike on the sidewalk up to his residence in the complex when he was approached by undercover officers who said something about riding on the sidewalk, then grabbed him from behind and beat him for no apparent reason.
Jensen said witnesses at the scene said Williams suffered a broken jaw and other injuries when he was attacked by police.
He said when others joined in, it was out of concern for Williams.
A hostile crowd then gathered around the officers, two of whom suffered injuries in the scrum. One person tried to hit an officer with a cane while another bit an officer, according to Shyy.
A total of four people, including Williams, were arrested, Shyy said. Williams and another person were arrested for felonies, one was arrested for a misdemeanor and the fourth was cited and released.
Williams was booked into custody on suspicion of assault and battery on an officer, felony resisting arrest, a traffic code violation and an outstanding local warrant, Shyy said.
The video showed the 21-year-old handcuffed and sent to jail with his earbuds still hanging from his neck, his face a bloody mess.
It was not clear if Williams ever heard demands from police.
Williams is expected to be released from jail late Monday night. His family told KPIX 5 they plan to file a complaint against the department and hold a rally in the Mission District around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Basically one of our friends called us and told us a police officer was at the bottom of our street with a K-9 so my brother went to the edge of our driveway to look at what was going on. We live in a quiet neighborhood so its kind of unusual for them to be around. One of the officers followed us onto our property and then started asking questions and told us that a house across the street had been burglarized... we declined to give him identification (by law we don't have to supply ID, not only that but we didnt have our ID on us) then we asked which house was burglarized and he pointed to our aunts house... so he went over to see if she would 'vouch' for us. i walked across the street to her house to make sure she was ok and as soon as we went to check on our aunt I started filming... so yeah. Basically being at our own house, not doing **** still gets us treated like ****. Turns out our aunts house wasn't even the one burglarized....