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Texas Sheriff Troy Nehls Lied about Arrest on Job Application; Fired from Previous Job for Destroying Evidence

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The Texas sheriff who threatened disorderly conduct charges against a woman with a “Fuck Trump” sticker on her truck apparently committed fraud by lying on his job application for a previous job about a past arrest, according to records.
Records found on Keep USA Honest reveal Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls lied during his employment process in a signed, sworn and notarized affidavit that states he’d never been arrested while applying for a job as a police officer with the Fort Bend County Independent School District before becoming sheriff.
However, Nehls was arrested in Wisconsin by Horicon police for

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WATCH: Texas Cops Brutalize 15-year-old who was Bullied for his Sexual Orientation on School Bus

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Video from a school bus shows Texas police brutalizing a 15-year-old boy after an altercation with another student who bullied him because of his sexual orientation on April 21, 2016.
Footage of the incident, released today, shows Killeen cops Stephen Frucella and Travis Lundt responding, pulling the boy off the bus, banging his head in the bus entry way and body slamming the teen outside without first giving him any instructions or warning.
“I’m not resisting! I’m not resisting!” the boy can be heard trying to explain to the officers before one slams him to the ground.
The boy, a high school

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Texas Woman with ‘F**k Trump’ Sticker adds new Message: ‘F**k Troy Nehls’

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A Texas sheriff says he’s disgusted after a woman he threatened with disorderly conduct charges for a “Fuck Trump” sticker on her truck added a new message.
“Fuck Troy Nehls and fuck you for voting for him,” a new sticker reads.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls, who is considering a bid for Congress, posted to Facebook last week threatening the owner of the truck with a sticker that says “Fuck Trump and fuck you for voting for him.”
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls.
“I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often

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Arizona Cops Omit Vital Details from Police Shooting Report of Daniel Shaver

Monday, November 20th, 2017
In the moments before an Arizona police officer opened fire and killed Daniel Shaver, the unarmed man begged police not to kill him.
“Please don’t shoot me,” Shaver pleaded as he crawled on his hands and knees towards the cops before one of them opened fire, killing him instantly.
Mesa police officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford later claimed he was in fear for his life because Shaver had reached for his waistband.
However, not only does Brailsford’s body cam video of the shooting does not show Shaver reaching for his waistband, according to his widow, Laney Sweet, who has watched the video multiple

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Elderly Man Tasered by South Carolina Police for “Fighting Stance” Settles for $900,000

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The South Carolina police department sued by an 86-year-old man tasered after he exited his vehicle with his hands up settled for $900,000 on Friday.
“Stop!” police can be heard shouting at Albert Chatfield, who suffers from dementia.
“Tase him!” another officer can be heard screaming.
Kingstree cop Stephen Sweikata tasered Chatfield, knocking him to the asphalt, cutting his face and breaking his nose.
Chatfield was rushed to McLeod Regional Medical Center where he spent a month in the intensive care unit after it was determined his brain was bleeding in three places.
Albert Chatfield
Sweikata attempted to stop Chatfield on October 16 after receiving a

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Pennsylvania Cops Terrorize Elderly Couple After Confusing Hibiscus Plants for Marijuana

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Armed with assault rifles, Pennsylvania cops forced a 66-year-old woman out of her home, handcuffing her in her underwear while ransacking her home, looking for marijuana.
They ended up finding only hibiscus plants.
Buffalo Township police also handcuffed her 69-year-old husband at  gunpoint after he arrived home and finding a dozen cops rummaging through their home, looking for the non-existing marijuana plants.
Edward and Audrey Cramer tried to explain to the cops that they were only hibiscus plants, but Buffalo Township Police Sergeant Scott Hess refused to believe them, informing them he had “expertise” in identifying marijuana plants.
Buffalo Township police officer Jeffrey

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Owner of Truck with F**K Trump Sticker Arrested in Texas

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The owner of the truck with a “Fuck Trump and fuck you for voting for him” sticker has been arrested.
PINAC broke the story yesterday yesterday after Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls posted a message to Facebook, along with a photo of the truck, saying he was looking for the driver of the truck sporting the profane message on a sticker in the rear window.

“I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to

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Man Shot by Texas Cops for Burglarizing Own Truck Shot Again After Resisting Anal Search

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The unarmed man shot by Texas cops for trying to break into his own car resisted an anal cavity search after he was shot, according to his attorneys.
So Mesquite police officer Derick L. Wiley shot him again.
“Within 10 seconds of their arrival, he had been shot it the stomach,” Lee Merritt, an attorney representing 31-year-old Lyndo Jones, told WFAA8.
“While on the street suffering from his wound, officers attempted to perform a cavity search and he reacted to that, and he was shot a second time in his back.”
“Mr. Jones reacted to the unlawful sodomy and was consequently shot a

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Texas Sheriff Posts to Facebook Threatening Criminal Charges against Driver with Anti-Trump Sticker

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

A Republican Sheriff in Texas posted to Facebook threatening criminal charges against the owner of a white pick up truck with an anti-Trump sticker decal displayed in the rear window.
Fort Bend Sheriff Troy E. Nehls, apparently unaware the First Amendment protects political speech, posted that he obtained permission from a prosecutor who informed him she would accept criminal charges of disorderly conduct against the owner of the truck, which says “Fuck Trump. And fuck you for voting for him” on the back of it.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls.
“I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on

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Detectives in Kansas City Release Man who Answered Interrogation Questions by Passing Gas

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

A Kansas City man facing potential federal drug and weapons charges flexed his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent during a police interrogation by passing passing gas instead of answering questions.
A detective interrogating 24-year-old Sean A. Sykes Jr. decided to cut him loose after holding him for possession with intent to sell cocaine, possession of marijuana and two handguns.
One of the stolen guns was a .357 Magnum found inside Sykes’ vehicle.
During the interrogation, Sykes denied knowing anything about the guns or drugs he was accused of possessing.
The detective questioning Sykes noted in his report that when he asked for

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Animal Control Officer Outraged after New Jersey Cop Shot his Dog

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

An animal control officer is fuming after a New Jersey cop shot his dog.
John Timmins, who’s been an animal control officer in Bergen County for 17 years, said he’s never ordered a police officer to shoot an animal.
After his dog “Wildfire,” a four-year-old American Bulldog, was shot by Passaic cop Samuel Rivera Jr. on September 23, he wonders why there wasn’t more empathy for his dog after she escaped from his fenced-in backyard.
Rivera, the son of a former cop who went to federal prison for extortion as mayor, responded to a call about a dog chasing “innocent people in the

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California Woman Posts to Facebook about Two Lost Dogs; Cop Arrives and Kills them

Monday, November 13th, 2017

A California woman posted to a Facebook group about two lost St. Bernard dogs in her cul-de-sac.
Ten minutes later, a Red Bluff police officer showed up and shot them dead.
The officer claims the dogs were acting aggressively.
However, a witness at the scene gave a different story.
“There was two large St. Bernard dogs in my cul-de-sac. I posted on 530 (the area’s zip code) needs hoping somebody would recognize the dogs I feared they would be killed because of their large size. 10 minutes later a cop shows up corners them in front of a house and kills them!! I

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F.B.I. Counter-terrorism Supervisor finds Rolex, Handgun Stolen by Exotic Dancer after Boozy Night

Monday, November 13th, 2017
A supervisor for the F.B.I.’s counterterrorism  unit has his Glock .40-caliber handgun, a $6,000 Rolex watch and some cash stolen by an exotic dancer after a night of drinking at the Westin hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
FBI division chief Robert Manson met the exotic dancer at the hotel on July 9 after a night of drinking and awoke the next day to find his property missing.
“Investigators determined that the victim, Robert Manson, met a woman in the hotel bar the prior night and took her back to his hotel room,” Robert Tufano, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said

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WATCH: Connecticut Cops Beat Man who Called them While his Mother Records

Monday, November 13th, 2017
A video going viral on Facebook shows Connecticut cops beating a man who called them after a minor car accident on November 10.
“Don’t hurt my son; don’t hurt my son,” the victim’s mother pleas while recording the beating.
“Get back!” Bridgeport cop Christina Arroyo shouts.
“Or you’re next!”
Video footage shows four Bridgeport cops attempting to subdue Aaron Kearney, 18, after learning his license was suspended.
Arroyo can be seen hitting the side of Kearney’s face with her hand while other officers hold his head.
He called his mother about the accident before calling the Bridgeport police.
It turns out, Kerney is a college student who

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WATCH: Video Shows South Florida Cop Booking Hotel to have Sex with Mentally Ill Woman who Needed Help

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Video has emerged showing a Miami Gardens cop who responded to a call about a woman running in traffic taking her to a hotel for sex instead of back to her home where she lived in July 2016.
The woman was too afraid to go to police.
“She didn’t run. She didn’t call the police. Because he was the police,” said attorney Stephan Lopez who represented the woman in a lawsuit. which has since been settled, along with attorney Phillip Ortiz.
“The surveillance videos clearly establish a complete departure from all law enforcement policies and procedures,” Ortiz said in a written statement to Local

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WATCH: Texas Cop Still on the Job after Three Excessive Force Incidents Result in Settlements

Sunday, November 12th, 2017
A Texas cop remains on the job after the department he works for settled the third excessive force lawsuit against him Thursday.
Austin police officer Eric Copeland was sued three times for using excessive force between April of 2011 to April of 2015.
Austin City Council members approved the latest $150,000 settlement November 9 for unnecessarily tasering Adrian Aguado, 20, after removing him from handcuffs and telling him to exit the police cruiser.
Video from inside the patrol car shows Copeland tasering Aguado immediately as he slowly exits the vehicle.
He also tells Aguado he seemed “slow” and can be heard asking if

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WATCH: Nine Rhode Island Cops Shoot Wrong Suspects While Looking for Man who Stole Police Cruiser

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

A video posted to Facebook shows nine Rhode Island cops firing more than 40 shots at a couple in a white pick-up truck, killing a man and seriously injuring a woman, who they suspected stole a police cruiser on November 9.
But they ended up killing the wrong man as the man they were looking for was not even in the truck.
“I don’t know what they believed, and their justification for the use of force,” Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare told WPRI-TV Thursday.
“That’s all a part of the investigation,” Pare said. “So there was the theft of a troop car and

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WATCH: Texas Deputies Detain PINAC Correspondent for Suspicion of Burglary while Video Recording Government Building from Sidewalk

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

A YouTube video shows Texas deputies detaining PINAC correspondent Phillip Turner for suspicion of burglarizing vehicles, and possibly plotting to help an inmate escape from jail in late September.
Their reason: Turner was video recording the City of Midland Police and Communication Center and Information Systems Department from the sidewalk.
That, of course, gave deputies the impression that Turner was plotting to bust someone out of jail, then break into cars right in front of the police station where seven cameras are mounted on the front of one building.
Not to mention capturing the evidence on his own camera for safe measure.

The

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Wisconsin Cops Claim 14-Year-Old Boy they Killed had a Knife; Grandfather Claims it was a Cellphone

Friday, November 10th, 2017

A Wisconsin deputy fatally shot an eighth-grader on an Indian reservation Wednesday, claiming he 14-year-old boy was holding a knife.
But the boy’s grandfather says he was only holding a cellphone and “never had one mean bone in his body.”
Jason Pero, 14, (bottom) was fatally shot on November 8 by an Ashland County Deputy who claims he had a knife.
The Ashland County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot Jason Pero on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s reservation has not yet been identified, according to KBJR6.
And the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, which provides law enforcement services to the reservation along

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Award-Winning New Jersey Cop Arrested for Profiting from Arrests he Referred to Drug Rehab

Friday, November 10th, 2017

A New Jersey cop was arrested on Tuesday for luring people to meet up with him, asking them to bring narcotics, then arresting and steering his targets to a drug rehab program in which he has a financial stake.
When West Deptford police officer Thomas M. McWain, 30, realized an investigation was underway, he deleted incriminating text messages of him asking someone to bring drugs to a traffic stop where the arrests were made.
Before being busted by his own department for filing a false police reports, officer McWain claimed he just wanted to help people.
McWain’s professional record as a cop includes

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South Carolina Deputy who Dubbed Himself “Redneck Rick”Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of 11-Year-Old

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
A South Carolina deputy who posed as a 14-year-old boy online and coerced an 11-year-old into sending him nude photos of herself by threatening to spread the photos she’d already sent him pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child on November 6.
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Sergeant Christopher Wilbanks, 41, dubbed himself “Redneck Rick” while communicating with the victim through the Kik app, but told the victim his real name was Jaden, according to an arrest affidavit.
Wilbanks convinced the girl he attended the same school as her and ultimately received 22 photo images of the child, including some showing her

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Oregon Cop Threatens Couple then Pulls them Over for Expired Tags that aren’t Expired

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
A video posted to Facebook shows a couple in Oregon got the last laugh last month after a cop who handcuffed and detained them in a parking pulled them over again just minutes just moments after they refused to provide identification.
“For your tags; they’re expired,” an officer who identifies himself as deputy Barton explains in the video.
The only problem: the tags weren’t expired.
It concludes with the couple bursting out in laughter.
The video, initially posted to Facebook, is narrated by a man with several tattoos on his face, including a proverbial “FTP” on his left cheek, and a woman he

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Florida Police Sergeant Arrested for Stealing $101 from Dead Reporter

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

A Florida police Sgt. who makes over $65,000 a year was arrested Friday for stealing $101 from a dead reporter during a death investigation in 2011 while working for the Winter Park Police Department, a department that frequently posts to Facebook about honoring fallen officers.
Allegations about the theft against Sgt. Franklin Warren Cowart, 44, surfaced after his wife emailed the department about the theft in 2015–four years later– as they were divorcing, stating her husband admitted to stealing the money.
But investigators for Winter Park police said they couldn’t prove her claim.
After the couple officially parted ways in February this

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Four New Jersey Cops Charged in Beating of Innocent Man Engulfed in Flames

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
The man with the camera was in shock as he witnessed a man on fire rolling around on the sidewalk after a fiery crash.
“Help him out! Help him out!” he yelled to the New Jersey cops who were pulling up to the scene with sirens wailing.
Instead, they kicked and beat him, dragging him into the street before handcuffing him.
Meanwhile, the man they were chasing was running away from the scene.
On Thursday, four Jersey City police officers were criminally charged, including two with attempted murder.
The incident took place on June 4 as police confronted a man named Leo Pinkston, who

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Watch: Award Winning California Deputy Shoots at Suspect 18 Times then Stomps his Head

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
A California deputy who shot at a suspect 18 times, then took a running start to stomp his head three times can be sued for excessive force, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Orange County deputy Michael Higgins was captured on his dash cam video initially shooting 21-year-old Connor Zion after the sheriff’s department received a call regarding a knife-wielding suspect.
Higgins can be seen on dash cam video initially shooting at Zion nine times.
After Zion falls to the ground, Higgins fires nine more shots, emptying his clip.
Higgins then takes a running start and stomps Zion’s head three times, the video shows.
United

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Texas Cop Faces Death Penalty for Hiring Hit Man to Kill Mistress who Wouldn’t Abort Baby

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Texas prosecutors announced last week that an Austin police officer will face the death penalty for hiring a hit man to kill his mistress after she refused to abort their baby.
Prior to her death, 29-year-old Samantha Dean told colleagues and wrote in her diary that if she were found dead, Austin cop VonTrey Clark would likely be the killer.
That information was not made available to the public until July 13, 2015, more than five months after Dean was murdered, when a search warrant was unsealed, which included mounting evidence pointing to Clark as a primary suspect involved in Dean’s death.
Dean,

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Utah Nurse Violently Arrested for Refusing Blood Draw on Unconscious Patient Receives $500,000 Settlement

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Salt Lake City has agreed to pay nurse Alex Wubbels a $500,000 settlement just two weeks after the detective who arrested her for refusing to allow a blood draw on her unconscious patient filed an appeal to get his job back, claiming had it not been for a camera he would still have a job.
Now Wubbels plans to use a portion of the settlement to help other police abuse victims obtain access to body cam footage.
Her attorney, Karra Porter, says her law firm, Christensen and Jensen, is committed to providing free services to people seeking to obtain the body cam

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WATCH: Virginia Reporter Violently Arrested for Cursing while Covering Gubernatorial Candidate’s Racist Campaign

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Virginia police suspended the First Amendment at a parade this weekend, violently arresting a journalist for cursing while he attempted to question GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, who many say is running a racist campaign.
“You’re in the road,” a Fairfax County Mason District cop barked at reporter Mike Stark on October 26 during a verbal confrontation at the annual parade in Annandale, which was attended by Gillespie.
Stark, who is not in the road but rather standing in the entrance of a parking lot, begins to protest.
“I’m a fucking reporter doing my job,” Stark says.
“If you curse again in front

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Two NYPD Cops Charged with First-Degree Rape Despite Claiming Handcuffed Teen Consented to Sex

Friday, October 27th, 2017
It took more than a month, but the two New York City police detectives who acknowledged they had sex with a handcuffed teenager inside a police van after detaining her for drugs have been charged with first-degree rape.
A grand jury indicted officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall on Thursday, despite their claims the sex was consensual, according to the New York Post.
They are expected to turn themselves in next week, which goes to show that Blue Privilege continues to exist even after they have been formally charged.
After all, would your average street rapist be allowed to have a free

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Texas Cop out on Bond for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old has Second Warrant Issued for Contacting Victim Again

Friday, October 27th, 2017

A Texas cop who we reported about after he was arrested for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old at least 20 times between September and December in 2016, telling her he “loved” her and “wanted to marry her” now has another warrant for his arrest after making contact with the victim again.
Former Elemendorf cop Jesus Gonzalez has been out on a $75.000 bond since he was released after his December arrest for continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Now, it appears Gonzalez was one of many offenders who was being investigated by San Antonio Police Department Special Victims Unit Detective who may

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