Big Brother in DC

DC police will set up a roadblock outside the Trinidad neighborhood, checking IDs and asking if people have a legitimate reason to be there. Expect lawsuits. Leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union said yesterday that they will be watching what happens closely and that legal action is likely. “My reaction is, welcome to Baghdad,…

More Outrageous Police Conduct

In Stark County, OH, a woman was assaulted by a cousin, and another cousin called 911 on her behalf. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they arrested the victim–and then brutally stripped her naked, with as many as seven cops, male and female, involved in ripping all the clothes from her body while they held her, handcuffed,…

Police as Terrorists

Milk Wars: Gary and Dawn Oaks of Double O Farms in Verona, Kentucky, started a cow-share program in 2004 and have seen it grow to over 100 families. On March 6, 2006, just after noon, Gary pulled into St. Bernard’s Church parking lot in Cincinnati, Ohio to deliver milk to waiting shareholders. He proceeded to…

Police and Reality

Police can zap you with a taser for absolutely no reason, and nothing will happen to the officer. But cops are throwing the book at a teen who happened to open up a disposable camera to show his friends you can get a little bit of an electric tickle if you touch the inner workings…

Justice in Texas

Here’s a typical example of how the Harris County Sheriff’s office operates. A drunk sheriff’s deputy plows into the back of a truck and is killed. So the driver of the truck is arrested and held in extreme conditions for “criminally negligent homicide.” Why? He’s an illegal alien.

Victory for Tasered Man

Jared Massey was stopped for speeding in Utah; when he tried to point out a sign to the cop, the cop pulled out his taser. Massey was cleared of wrong-doing, and the state of Utah has settled his civil suit for $40,000. Of course, the state of Utah refuses to admit the cop did anything…

Bullying the Poor

In Boca Raton, FL, housing officials call out riot police on crowd of mothers with children. Bureaucrats had said they would hand out 600 applications at 9:00 a.m.–but decided to hand out most of those before the designated time. Police are proud of their actions.

Grandmother Arrested at McDonald’s

Police in Florida arrested a 75 year old grandmother— of a McDonald’s employee who asked her to pull forward to wait for her coffee and fries. The police supervisor later apologized. It seems to me that McDonald’s should apologize, too. An employee could have gone out and asked the cop what his problem was, telling…

Cop Sues Victim’s Family

A baby fell in a pool, nearly drowned, and suffered severe brain damage. Paramedics were called and worked on the baby. A cop came running in, and slipped on the wet floor. So the cop is suing the baby’s family. “The loss we’ve suffered, and she’s seeking money?” said Richard Cosmillo, 69, the boy’s grandfather.…

Police Games

LA deputy sheriffs were having contests to see who could arrest the most people or impound the most cars in a 24 hour period. But police accountability experts, civil libertarians and defense attorneys condemned the practice, saying that it trivialized traumatic encounters such as arrests and having a car impounded, and raised questions about deputies’…