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12 Jan 2012, 7:45 pm by Rick
The last couple of days, I’ve been pondering something Jeff Gamso wrote, at least partly as a response to [read post]
15 Mar 2010, 4:43 am by thejaghunter
REASON #1 REASON # 21: Norman Mattoon Thomas From The End of the World Thanks you both Leslie O and Marie Woods. [read post]
24 Feb 2011, 8:19 am by johntfloyd
Houston Police Department, Harris County Law Enforcement Gaining National Reputation for Police Abuse and Misconduct By: Houston Criminal Lawyer John Floyd and Paralegal Billy Sinclair We have blogged in the past about the travesty of police misconduct, especially the kind where brutality is inflicted upon criminal suspects for no reason. The Houston Police Department (HPD) has now been shown in a couple recent disclosures of videos stomping, kicking, and beating defenseless, even handcuffed,… [read post]
19 Jan 2011, 11:39 am by William L. Pfeifer, Jr.
When a cop lies in court, do trial judges and appellate courts let them get away with it? It appears that in many cases, the answer is yes. Unless it is absolutely proven that the cop was lying, trial judges usually put their rubber stamp on what the cop says. When the case goes up [...] [read post]
9 Oct 2011, 7:33 am by G. Randolph Rice, Jr.
Baltimore County, Md. (October 5, 2011) - A Baltimore County police officer has been arrested and charged with first-degree assault and other crimes in connection with an alleged domestic incident involving his ex-girlfriend.A warrant charging Officer First Class Brian Eaton, assigned to Precinct 4/Pikesville, with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and destruction of property was served last night.The domestic incident occurred on September 23, in the 1200-block of… [read post]
19 Nov 2012, 6:21 am
The U.S. is experiencing a disturbing rise in police officer shootings and assaults. Last year was the first time more law enforcement officers were killed in shootings than car accidents. According to the Savannah Morning News, Georgia is part of this alarming trend: Here, there were 82 instances where officers were shot at, according to figures Morris News Service obtained from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. That was the second year in a row where cases of shots fired at officers jumped 40… [read post]
13 Nov 2013, 3:56 pm by Rick
Ken White over at PopeHat — I’ve been waiting for this post for a while now — asks the question, “What Is The Quantum of Proof Necessary for Police to Rape and Torture you in New Mexico?” Turns out the answer is, “There basically isn’t one.” If New Mexico police want to rape and torture you, it’s a done deal. Ken’s question, though, suffers from the fact that it implies rape and torture by cops is limited to New Mexico.  In a story… [read post]
18 Jan 2012, 4:53 pm by Tuck The Law Dog
Officer responds to wrong address-kills family pet. Contact the Dekalb County Georgia police and voice your disgust.  This officer remains on the job.  He is too quick to shoot–who or what is his next victim? Share this story everywhere. Rest in peace my furry friend. Tuck the Law Dog                    http://wwwgeorgialaw.blogspot.com [read post]
27 Aug 2012, 4:38 am by Lewis Gainor
The Daily Herald is reporting that the number of traffic tickets in DuPage County has decreased. But it’s not because the police aren’t enforcing the law. The recession is to blame. From the report: Police officers wrote 149,977 traffic tickets in DuPage between July 2011 and this past June, according to data from the circuit court clerk’s office. That’s 16,905 fewer tickets than the previous year. Jerome Siegan, a spokesman for the DuPage circuit court clerk’s office, said it’s the… [read post]
20 Feb 2013, 3:12 pm by Steven Soliman
Adam Kim, the Korean-American New Jersey student who made headlines in 2011 after he was locked in a police van and forgotten, is suing the Newark’s Fort Lee Police Department and 19 of its officers. The ordeal began in March 2011, when officers responded to a new complaint at a loud house party.  The officers broke up the party, allegedly referring to many of the Asian-American party-goers as “chinks” and other “vulgar remarks.” The officers proceeded to detain… [read post]
20 Sep 2011, 2:01 pm by Rick
According to this story, teens celebrating their graduation from the eighth grade made the mistake of being in the same area of the world where someone had discarded an empty bottle of alcohol. Seems the principal of the school found the bottle in the woods and, since the kids happened to also be in that area, he had a pretty good idea that they must’ve been drinking. Police were apparently called and, well, police being the police — and the kids repeatedly denying their guilt — the kids had… [read post]
9 Jul 2013, 9:03 am by Rick
Anyone who reads even a few of my articles — and perhaps is privy to things I’ve said about cops elsewhere — will almost certainly know that I’m not a cop-worshiper. Harder to discern is the fact that I’m not really a cop-hater, either. There are a number of reasons why its harder to determine that I’m not a cop-hater, not the least of which is that if I’m talking about cops, it’s almost always because of something bad that they’ve done. And when… [read post]
28 Oct 2011, 2:14 pm by jason
As a Seattle personal injury attorney I can’t think of anything more disgraceful than a police officer driving under the influence and causing an auto accident. In 2010 alone Washington State had over 7,000 auto accidents caused by drunk drivers. Getting behind the wheel intoxicated is selfish and will continue to cause serious injuries and even the wrongful death of innocent victims until we are able to stop this unhealthy behavior. Thursday afternoon Seattle police officer John Fox, a 23-year… [read post]
6 Jun 2013, 6:54 pm by Rick
Within the last month, a number of disturbing events have been brought to my attention. Two are quite recent. From May 7, 2013: The 911 call is accusatory. The woman flatly tells the dispatcher she just witnessed several police officers in East Bakersfield, California, beat a man to death. On May 24, 2013: Two Sacramento police officers are on routine paid leave after cell phone video surfaced showing an officer striking a suspect with a baton moments before the suspect died. These are the most… [read post]
26 Feb 2013, 8:31 am by jennifer
Dallas police officers have been on a salary freeze for the last four years, but that didn’t stop police chief David Brown from asking city council for a long list of expensive items.  The city council has been very receptive to their list of requested items, probably to the chagrin of the hard working police officers who risk their lives every day. Technology helps law enforcement officials cover more ground, get more evidence, and yes rake in more dough from citizens.  However,… [read post]
14 May 2013, 11:42 am by davidharrisauthor
How would you set up the the process to pick a new chief of police for a mid-sized city? Amidst a corruption scandal, Pittsburgh’s police chief resigned this Spring.  (He has announced he’ll plead guilty to the charges against him.)  This happened with an election for mayor already underway; a short time later, the heavily-favored incumbent dropped out of the race and announced that he would leave the choice of a new chief to his successor.  In a post on March 6 (here), I… [read post]
14 May 2013, 11:42 am by davidharrisauthor
How would you set up the the process to pick a new chief of police for a mid-sized city? Amidst a corruption scandal, Pittsburgh’s police chief resigned this Spring.  (He has announced he’ll plead guilty to the charges against him.)  This happened with an election for mayor already underway; a short time later, the heavily-favored incumbent dropped out of the race and announced that he would leave the choice of a new chief to his successor.  In a post on March 6 (here), I… [read post]
12 Mar 2013, 8:13 am by davidharrisauthor
In a post last week, I discussed the choice of a new chief of police in Pittsburgh.  Nathan Harper, the Chief of the Bureau for seven years, had been forced to resign by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl amidst an ongoing FBI investigation into police department finances.  (Mr. Harper has not been charged; the investigation continues.)  Then, just days later, the Mayor announced that he would not run for re-election in November.  With all of this happening, I was among a group of people who… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 8:50 am by Avery Appelman
An Arizona police officer was caught on video sucker punching a seemingly innocent girl who was trying to cross the street during a student riot that occurred after the University of Arizona lost to Wisconsin in the Elite Eight. Although details of the incident are still emerging, what we see on camera paints a pretty clear picture of unnecessary force on an innocent individual. You can see the incident in question below.     The punch occurs about 20 seconds into the video as the woman… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 8:50 am by Avery Appelman
An Arizona police officer was caught on video sucker punching a seemingly innocent girl who was trying to cross the street during a student riot that occurred after the University of Arizona lost to Wisconsin in the Elite Eight. Although details of the incident are still emerging, what we see on camera paints a pretty clear picture of unnecessary force on an innocent individual. You can see the incident in question below.     The punch occurs about 20 seconds into the video as the woman… [read post]