Power Of The State
Students at a Texas high school went on strike last week after one of their classmates was put into a coma by a Taser-wielding sheriff’s deputy on campus. According to reports, 17-year-old Noe de Rivera fell and hit his head on concrete after a deputy used a Taser on him as he tried to break up a fight between two of his female classmates.
San Antonio police officer Jackie Len Neal, 40, was arrested Saturday after a 19-year-old woman accused the officer of raping her during a traffic stop. Remarkably, this is not the first time the officer has been in trouble for inappropriate sexual behavior.
When Tennessee resident Jim Howe, 40, took issue with a school policy that prevented him from walking to his children’s school and picking the youngsters up on campus rather than sitting in a line of traffic alongside the highway last week, he was arrested by a school resource officer.
Police in San Jose, Calif., shot and killed a 61-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis in the driveway of her home on Nov. 16 because she didn’t respond to their orders to drop a knife.
They were there because a neighbor had called police with a noise complaint. Her widowed husband confirmed that the couple had indeed been arguing that day.
Family members of a 3-year-old boy killed in a northern Missouri house fire last week say that the boy may have had a chance to survive had police not used a stun gun on the boy’s stepfather as he frantically tried to re-enter the burning home to save the child.
A New Mexico man has filed a Federal lawsuit following an encounter with police that resulted in several anal probes and a colonoscopy in an attempt to find narcotics — narcotics that weren’t there — because the cops thought he had clinched his rear suspiciously when they saw him get out of a car near a Wal-Mart.
A lawsuit waged against the Federal government by a Houston businessman alleges that the Drug Enforcement Agency “commandeered” his freight truck and destroyed it during a shootout with members of the Zeta drug cartel.
When a South Carolina man criticized his local police department on Facebook for rounding up drug offenders rather than using resources to better prevent violent crime, the police chief threatened to hunt him down and arrest him for giving reasonable suspicion that he might be a criminal. In a recent Facebook post the Columbia Police […]
Exactly two years ago, Lawrenceville, Ga., police shocked a registered nurse with a Taser and arrested her after she refused to grant the cops access to a patient suspected of sexual assault at the psychiatric unit where she worked. Now, the woman has filed a Federal lawsuit against them.
Plant drugs on a school kid and turn a drug-sniffing dog loose. What could go wrong?