Power Of The State
A 13-year-old Chicago boy was arrested and charged with a felony last week for throwing a snowball that hit a police officer in the arm.
Police serving a warrant in Euharlee, Ga., shot and killed a 17-year-old boy last week when he answered the door of his home with a video game controller in hand.
As if the mainstream media weren’t compliant enough, now the Barack Obama Federal Communications Commission is about to put government monitors in the newsrooms of television and radio stations and newspapers across the county.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, the Republican Party appointee to the commission, let the cat out of the bag on this Ministry of Truth-like proposal in an op-ed printed in The Wall Street Journal on Feb. 10.
As we told you Monday, Connecticut gun owners are ignoring that State’s unConstitutional gun law requiring the owners of “military-style” rifles to register their firearms with the State police and receive an “assault weapons” certificate in order to legally own the weapons. The law called for the registration to be completed by Jan. 1. But as of last week, only about 50,000 applications for the certificate had been filed, meaning as many as 350,000 Connecticut gun owners have decided to become felons under State law rather than register their weapons.
An Iowa family is confused and angry in the wake of a recent brush with America’s highly evolved military police, who executed a search warrant on their home by suiting up a dozen officers in tactical gear, battering down the door and generally treating everyone as though violence was an expected outcome.
Residents approached Atlanta media last week to complain about illegal roadside strip searches at the hands of multiple police departments in Georgia. A subsequent investigative report confirmed their allegations.
This article, written by Joaquin Sapien, was originally published by ProPublica on Jan. 23. A new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation’s prisons and jails are increasing 2014 with correctional officers responsible for half of it 2014 but prosecution is still extremely rare. The report, released today by the […]
In December 2012, 26-year-old Daniel Johnson questioned Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies about the harsh punishment they threatened against his disabled father for dropping a cigarette outside his home. In response, Johnson alleges, the officers asserted their authority by attacking his genitals.
Curtis Reeves is learning that there are two sets of rules. One is for the uniformed enforcers sanctioned by the state. The other is for everyone else. The 71-year-old former Tampa police captain is charged with shooting to death Chad Oulson in a Wesley Chapel, Fla., theater Monday.
The phrase “Don’t Tase Me, Bro” has been emblazoned on T-shirts and routinely featured on blogs in discussions of police abuse of power. It has served as a sort of unofficial rallying cry for many people seeking to draw attention to the overzealous police-state tactics that have been institutionalized in many parts of the country. We can thank Andrew Myer and his fateful 2007 encounter with University of Florida police officers for the phrase.
Meyer — who since obtained a journalism degree (from the university where he was stunned with a Taser) and a law degree (from Florida International University) — has now taken a position with Photography Is Not A Crime, a growing blog that seeks to lessen police misconduct by filming encounters between law enforcement and civilians.