Posts Tagged ‘Legal Decisions’

Arizona Man Sues Prosecutor for Wrongful Arrest that Kept him in Jail for Two Months

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Imagine spending two months in jail for a robbery that you didn’t commit. Well, that is exactly what happened to an Iowa man after he was falsely charged with first-degree robbery.
Now he is suing the prosecutor that threw him in jail.
Joseph McBride, 23, was arrested for his assumed role in a January 2017 home invasion robbery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
McBride was in Phoenix at the time of his August 2017 arrest, several months after the original crime was committed.
And he showed authorities a time-stamped cell phone selfie proving he was in Arizona at the time of the Iowa home invasion, but they remained steadfast that they had the right guy.
MeBride is from Cedar Rapids but he moved to Phoenix in November 2015.
He was one of three people arrested for the crime.
Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden is the prosecutor that brought charges on McBride. Sanden alleged in court documents that social media posts and phone records suggested that McBride was involved in the home invasion robbery.
Sanden says the charge was based on a, “good-faith belief that the victim was correct in the identification.”
But as it turns out, the only evidence Sanden and police relied on was the victim pointing to a facebook photo of McBride, claiming he was involved in the crime.
The victim, identified as 27-year-old Tristan Hermann, told police that an acquaintance he knew as Elizabeth came to his apartment. Two men then forced their way in Hermann’s apartment, beating him with a handgun, and stealing his money and cellphone.
Hermann identified the woman as 22-year-old Elizabeth Navarro and said she set him up.
Hermann, who is bipolar, told police days later that he “had done his own investigation” and concluded the men involved were Navarro’s boyfriend, Austin Foster, and a man with the Facebook name “Jody Holliday.”
Police used photos and

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Kansas Prison Medical Staff Sued After Ignoring Pleas for Help from Inmate who Died of Brain-Eating Fungus

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A lawsuit was filed Monday against three doctors and 11 nurses who work at a prison in Kansas as well as the company contracted to provide medical services for inmates throughout the state’s prison system after medical staff ignored an inmate who told them, “it feels like something is eating my brain.”
Even after Marques Davis, 27, became so confused he drank his own urine, employees for Corizon Correctional Healthcare neglected his cries for help at Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Kansas.
Corizon Correctional Healthcare, has been sued 660 times over a 5-year period, according to the ACLU.
The lawsuit, filed by Kansas City attorney Leland Dempsy on behalf of Davis’ family, alleges he was denied “meaningful medical treatment” for eight months after he began complaining of symptoms.
According to the lawsuit, a CT scan taken after Davis suffered a heart attack in April revealed “dramatic swelling of the brain sufficient to force the upper part of the brain down into the lower brain.”
After his heart attack, Davis was finally hospitalized.
But he died the next day.
Attorneys representing Shermaine Walker, Davis’s mother, say Davis’s condition was “readily diagnosable” and treatable.
But Walker says all they would do is take blood, give her son Ibuprofen then send him back.
“I was calling the jail every day,” she said, according to the New York Daily News.
“He’s telling me, they haven’t done anything. They would give him ibuprofen and send him back.”
 Walker said when Davis made complaints to medical staff about something being wrong with his head, he was ignored.

“He says, ‘mom, whatever is going on with me, it’s messing with my mind.’ He would tell me this on a daily basis,” she said.
Marques Davis’ pleas for medical help at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility went ignored by Corizon Correctional Healthcare staff, even after a brain fungus began eating his brain, causing him

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Florida Judge Rules Against Trump’s Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

President Donald Trump’s executive order to crack down on sanctuary cities is cracking after a Florida judge issued a 15-page ruling Friday stating that it is unconstitutional for local jails to hold undocumented immigrants for federal deportation after they have been cleared of local charges.
The petition of habeas corpus, which you can read here and below, stems from a case involving a Haitian man living in Miami who had been arrested for driving with a suspended license, spending several weeks in jail before he was ordered released for time served.
But Miami-Dade County jailers kept James Lacroix for an additional 28 hours, which was unconstitutional, according to today’s ruling.
Miami-Dade County Judge Milton Hirsch ruled that the Constitution’s plain delegation of immigration authority to be the sole province of federal authorities was known all the way back to the very first congress – per a detailed precedent written by deceased Justice Antonin Scalia – and that it explicitly precludes both the president from making spending decisions by executive order.
His eloquent ruling is a lesson in the value of America’s system of checks and balances:
No doubt the limitations imposed by the Tenth Amendment, like so many limitations imposed by the Constitution, are a source of frustration to those who dream of wielding power in unprecedented ways or to unprecedented degrees.
But America was not made for those who dream of power. America was made for those with the power to dream. Miami is not, and has never been, a sanctuary city.
But America is, and has always been, a sanctuary country.
As I have written elsewhere, “America, perhaps more than any other nation, was made great not by its leaders but by its people: by the refugees who were called to begin life anew; by the pioneers who were called to build a nation; by ‘the homeless, tempest-tossed’ who

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Federal Appeals Court Sides with PINAC Reporter, Rules Recording Cops is Protected by First Amendment

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The U.S. Court of  Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit has ruled in a 2-1 decision that the public has the First Amendment right to record activities of law enforcement because it ensures cops “are not abusing their power.”
The majority ruling came in response to the court’s consideration of the facts in Turner v. Driver, a lawsuit filed by PINAC video-correspondent and reporter Phillip Turner following his lengthy detainment by two Fort Worth cops in September 2015 after he refused to provide them with  identification while attempting to record the Fort Worth police station across the street.
While recording the station, two Fort Worth officers named Grinalds and Dyess approached Turner, asking for identification.
“How’s it going, man? Got your ID with you?”
Phillip Turner
In the video, seen below, Turner, who operates the YouTube channel The Battousai, asks the officers if he’s being detained.
Officer Grinalds affirmed Turner was being detained for an investigation and began down the rabbit hole using alarmist rhetoric saying he had the “right” and “authority” to know who was “walking around our facilities.”
Turner chose to flex his rights, refusing to provide identification or state his name.
Instead, he inquired, “what happens if I don’t identify myself?”
“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” officer Grinalds says, continues repeating his request for Turner to identify.
Turner continues denying Grinalds’ requests.
Then, without warning, Grinalds suddenly handcuffs Turner and seizes his camera.
“This is what happens when you don’t identify yourself,” he spited Turner, threatening to fingerprint him in order to learn his identity before leaving him in the back of the patrol car to “sweat for a while with the windows rolled up.”
Turner bangs on the door, saying  no air was reaching the back seat.
A supervisor, Lieutenant Driver, arrived and approached Grinalds and Dyess who “seemingly ignored Mr. Turner” as  he “sweat” inside the patrol car with no air.
The three officers then rolled down the windows to the patrol car,

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Federal Marshals Seize Florida Deputy’s Personal Assets After Sheriff Refuses to Pay Settlement for Man Left Paralyzed in Wrongful Shooting

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

A South Florida deputy who left a man paralyzed after confusing a cell phone for a gun had his personal items seized Saturday, including his car, clothes, television, furniture, golf clubs, fishing rods and computer, after his agency refused to pay the victim $200,000 – a fraction of the $22.4 million a federal jury awarded him last year.
Federal marshalls seized Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Adams Lin under court order after Sheriff Ric Bradshaw refused to pay a dime towards the settlement, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The shooting took place on September 13, 2013 after Lin spotted 19-year-old Dontrell Stephens riding his bicycle in what he described as a “high-crime area,” which was Stephen’s poverty-stricken neighborhood.
Lin also said Stephens rode his bike from the left side of a residential street to the right side of the street without using a marked crosswalk, which made him even more suspicious.
Dash cam video from Lin’s patrol car shows Stephens step off his bicycle with a cell phone in his hand after the deputy pulled up behind him.
Stephens then steps out of frame for a few seconds, which was when Lin opened fire on him, shooting him four times, claiming he was in fear for his life because the teen was “reaching for his waistband.”
“There’s nothing in the rules of engagement that says we have to put our lives in jeopardy to wait and find out what this is and get killed,” Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told reporters the day of the shooting.
But that was before the video was released, which showed the only person whose life was in jeopardy was Stephens.
Lin, of course, was cleared of any wrongdoing, and was promoted to sergeant after the shooting. And Stephens, who was then confined to a wheelchair, filed a federal lawsuit.
In February 2016,

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Federal Court Rules Cops can Shoot your Dog for Barking

Monday, December 26th, 2016

A federal court ruled that cops can shoot and kill your dog if it merely barks at them, something they have been doing routinely for years now anyway.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of a lower court last week, siding with Michigan cops who shot and killed two dogs during a drug raid after they entered the home with a battering ram, according to the Huffington Post.
After cops busted down the door, one of the dogs only “moved a few inches” and the other ran down to the basement with its back to the cop when it was killed, according to the officers’ testimony referred to in the court’s opinion.
A civil rights lawsuit was filed by Mark and Cheryl Brown in 2015 against the City of Battle Creek, the Battle Creek Police Department and the three cops involved in the raid, which resulted in the couple’s two dogs being killed.
Lawyers for the Browns, who were not suspects in the raid, argued killing their dogs violated their right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure protected by the Fourth Amendment, which was dismissed by a lower court.
Battle Creek police were looking for the father of one of Cheryl Brown’s mother’s children, who they say was selling drugs from their home.
One cop testified the two dogs were sitting on the couch when one of them “lunged” at him, but added the dog had only moved “a few inches.”
Battle Creek cop Christof Klein immediately shot the dog.
Battle Creek cop Christof Klein (right)
Wounded, the dog ran to the basement where the other dog had fled upon cops entering after beating down the door.
Klein testified he began towards basement to “sweep” the home for drugs, then shot the dog he’d wounded again when it began barking from the bottom of the stairwell.
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Chicago Pays $3 Million Settlement for Police Shooting Death of Teen Holding iPhone Case Mistaken for Gun

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Chicago will pay a $3 million settlement to the family of a teenager shot and killed while fleeing police on a busy street, claiming he had a black object in his hand that made them fear for their lives.
The black object turned out to be an iPhone case.
And surveillance cameras do not show Cedric Chatman, 17, pointing the object at officers as he fled as police initially reported, although the videos are grainy.
Nevertheless, Chicago police office Kevin Fry was found to have been justified in the shooting. But only after an investigator from the city’s  Independent Police Review Authority was fired last year after finding the shooting unjustified.
The incident took place in January 2013 but video of the shooting was not released until January 2016 after a lengthy court battle.
Cedrick Chatman
It all started when Fry and his partner, Lou Touth, tried to pull over a Dodge Charger they suspected had been carjacked, prompting its driver, Chatman, to take off running.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
The tragedy unfolded on the afternoon of Jan. 7, 2013, after Chatman and two friends allegedly beat and robbed a man driving a silver Dodge Charger before Chatman alone took off in the victim’s car.
Toth and Fry recognized the car on 75th Street, records show, and Toth pulled the officers’ unmarked squad car next to and slightly ahead of the Charger at 75th and Jeffery. Then, the officers, wearing plainclothes but in clearly marked police vests, jumped out of their car with guns drawn.
Toth ran around the front of the Charger, while Fry ran around the rear, records show. But Chatman appeared to reach down and grab something, opened the door of the Charger and fled southeast across 75th. He ran between two parked cars and then west on the sidewalk. Toth was initially on his heels but fell behind,

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Stalking Away The First Amendment: Part 1

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

 
Homestead Police Department (HPD) has silenced the First Amendment with false stalking charges and restraining orders.
Their abuses leading to two of my three false arrest, and to me being served with four frivolous restraining orders.
Sadly, such abuses are not limited to Florida, and occur nationwide.
I have researched this new trick in the police playbook being used to stalk away the First Amendment.
PINAC presents this series as a case study on such stalking abuses in Florida and across the country.
Included are discussions on the federal subsidies which create disincentives to fixing the problem, and discussions on Florida stalking law related to the First Amendment and online activities.
The focus is on cops who violate the law, yet when exposed hide behind laws meant for the protection of battered and abused women.
COWARDS!
HPD’s actions inspired creation of the Coward of the Month award, with John Monaco being the first nominee.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKFNqUKP-4?feature=oembed&w=620&h=465] My Transgressors Choose To Invoke God
Some may choose to skip over this section, but being a Christian I must oblige these officers with truth as they are lacking in knowledge.  
Generally, I leave the good Lord out of secular discussions, but HPD officers John Monaco (video above) and Alejandro Murguido (email) blasphemously invoke God.
They bear false witness against their neighbors, not just me, breaking laws as ancient the Decalogue.
Swearing oaths to be the keepers of the law, they do not keep it themselves, instead lording it over others.
I am just waiting for them to abuse scripture, while claiming a blessed status.
Like the Pharisees they lower their profession to one of revenge and tax collection for their temple (City Hall), simultaneously claiming hero status and victimhood.
Hypocrites, Ye Brood of Vipers!
This fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities.
I pray for them, while rebuking them, praying they would repent of their sin, turning back to God.
Regardless, their intimidation will never force me into quietly walking away while they continue unrepentant in their crimes against humanity.
OK Back To Secular Earthly Damnation
This began when I asked HPD Officer Murguido

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Stalking Away The First Amendment: Part 1

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

 
Homestead Police Department (HPD) has silenced the First Amendment with false stalking charges and restraining orders.
Their abuses leading to two of my three false arrest, and to me being served with four frivolous restraining orders.
Sadly, such abuses are not limited to Florida, and occur nationwide.
I have researched this new trick in the police playbook being used to stalk away the First Amendment.
PINAC presents this series as a case study on such stalking abuses in Florida and across the country.
Included are discussions on the federal subsidies which create disincentives to fixing the problem, and discussions on Florida stalking law related to the First Amendment and online activities.
The focus is on cops who violate the law, yet when exposed hide behind laws meant for the protection of battered and abused women.
COWARDS!
HPD’s actions inspired creation of the Coward of the Month award, with John Monaco being the first nominee.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKFNqUKP-4?feature=oembed&w=620&h=465] My Transgressors Choose To Invoke God
Some may choose to skip over this section, but being a Christian I must oblige these officers with truth as they are lacking in knowledge.  
Generally, I leave the good Lord out of secular discussions, but HPD officers John Monaco (video above) and Alejandro Murguido (email) blasphemously invoke God.
They bear false witness against their neighbors, not just me, breaking laws as ancient the Decalogue.
Swearing oaths to be the keepers of the law, they do not keep it themselves, instead lording it over others.
I am just waiting for them to abuse scripture, while claiming a blessed status.
Like the Pharisees they lower their profession to one of revenge and tax collection for their temple (City Hall), simultaneously claiming hero status and victimhood.
Hypocrites, Ye Brood of Vipers!
This fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities.
I pray for them, while rebuking them, praying they would repent of their sin, turning back to God.
Regardless, their intimidation will never force me into quietly walking away while they continue unrepentant in their crimes against humanity.
OK Back To Secular Earthly Damnation
This began when I asked HPD Officer Murguido

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Ohio Judge Declares Mistrial in Case Against Cop who Killed Unarmed Man in Car

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Former Ohio Police Officer Ray Tensing is now a free man after shooting and killing Sam DuBose, a unarmed black man in July 2015.
At least for now.
Tensing, 26, was an officer at The University of Cincinnati when he was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter based on evidence from his body camera.
But a judge ordered a mistrial Saturday after a Hamilton County Common Pleas Court jury remained deadlocked with eight jurors voting to convict him of voluntary manslaughter and four wanting to convict him of murder.
There were 10 white and two black jurors.
The trial lasted for two weeks and the jury deliberated for 25 hours.
The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office now has the options of retrying the case, offering a plea deal to Tensing or dropping the charges all together. The prosecutor will announce a decision later this month.
“In my job, you make decisions that affect people’s lives almost every day, and all you can do is what you think is right,” said Joe Deters, the prosecutor in charge of the case.
“I still think it’s murder; I think that we proved it. We’ll look at what we did and make an assessment,”
The DuBose family demands that the case be retried with a new jury. In fact, The University of Cincinnati reached a $5.3 million settlement with the DuBose family.
The DuBose family received $4,850,000 of the settlement and the remaining $500,000 will go towards the college education of DuBose’s 12 children.
Tensing pulled DuBose over for not having a license plate on July 19, 2015. Next, Tensing ordered DuBose out of the vehicle but DuBose refused to exit the vehicle and proceeded to drive off while Tensing was holding on to the vehicle.
It was then that Tensing fired a shot from his department issued weapon, which fatally hit DuBose in the head. Tensing claims he was drug by the

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Albuquerque Cop Trial Results in Mistrial in Shooting Death of Homeless Man

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Three jurors voted to convict two Albuquerque cops on second-degree murder charges today in the shooting death of a mentally ill homeless man.
But nine jurors voted to acquit the cops, resulting in a mistrial.
Now it’s up to Special Prosecutor Randi McGinn to determine whether to retry Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting death of James Boyd in 2014.
Judge Alisa Hadfield declared a mistrial Tuesday after three days of deliberations when it became evident that none of the jurors were going to change their minds.
Both Sandy and Perez, who have since left the police force, were facing up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
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They were part of a group of 19 officers who made their way up to an encampment on the foothills of the mountains on the outskirts of Albuquerque where Boyd was sleeping.
The two cops said they killed Boyd because he was carrying pocket knives.
According to ABC News:
The courtroom was silent as the judge announced the mistrial, and the defendants left court without making a comment. Albuquerque police union members were seen tapping other officers on the shoulder and hugging each other after the news.
Sandy and Perez shot mentally ill, homeless camper James Boyd in 2014 after receiving complaints he was acting erratically on a rocky hillside. They were among 19 officers who swarmed the area with rifles, tactical gear, flash grenades, stun guns and K-9 units, a show of force that the prosecutor questioned throughout the trial.
The defendants, who are no longer on the force, said they opened fire because Boyd had two pocket knives and they believed he posed a deadly threat to a K-9 handler who had lost control of his police service dog and chased the animal, bringing him within 9 to

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Michigan Man Facing 40 Years in Prison for Angry Facebook Rant Against Cops

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

A Michigan man faces 40 years in prison for the alleged rants he posted on Facebook encouraging friends to “kill all white cops,” apparently becoming frustrated after watching several police videos spread across social and news media showing white cops disproportionately killing unarmed black men.
“It was a tirade of hate and violence specifically directed toward police, encouraging people to kill police,” Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said during a press conference.
“The message is clear. You threaten to kill a police officer, there will be a certain response,” added Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who stood beside him on Wednesday.
However, the charges come two months after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy declined to file charges against the man, stating that not only were the threats vague, but that the man was in Puerto Rico when he allegedly posted them.
But police took their case to the attorney general, who told the media, “I stand with the cops.”
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Investigators say Nehru Gowan Littleton posted the following on his Facebook page between July 8 and July 9:
“If these racist ass white cops want to PURGE on Black Lives!!! Then let’s PURGE on these racist ass white cops!!! I’m sick of this shit!!! If you don’t like what I said, UNFRIEND ME!!!! #rugonberue.”
It’s not clear if anyone unfriended Nehru Littleton.
But his rant was reported to the Dearborn Police Department.
Investigators say Littleton used his computer to commit a crime and make terroristic threats, stacking him with two felonies. Each punishable by up to 20 years in prison in Michigan.
According to Detroit’s ABC13, Littleton reportedly described himself as a “former killing machine at U.S. Marine Corps” on his Facebook page and has a valid license to carry his .45 caliber pistol.
After posts of his rants were reported by an “unnamed Dearborn resident,” police dispatched a message throughout the department and substations, saying that Littleton’s posts

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South Florida Cops Ordered to Pay $6.2 Million for Rape and Coerced Punching of Genitals On-Duty

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

One South Florida cop forced a woman to perform oral sex on him before raping her on the hood of his car under threat of arrest.
The second cop ordered the woman’s female friend to punch him in the genitals, which is what got him off.
Now Franklin Hartley and Thomas Merenda, who have since by fired from the Lauderhill Police Department, have to pay the women $6.2 million after a federal judge ruled against them in a civil trial last week.
But the former cops may never be able to pay that amount considering they are still facing criminal charges that may send them to prison.
And even if they don’t get convicted in their upcoming criminal trial, they will still likely not be able to pay that amount unless they happen to win the lottery or something.
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But they will never be able to live those debts down by filing for bankruptcy, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams ruled on Thursday.
So they will likely have their wages garnished for the rest of their lives, not to mention have their property and assets seized. A steep price to pay for 90 minutes of coerced action in a vacant parking lot four years ago.
But because they never retained lawyers or responded to the civil suit, the judge took the women’s claims as truth.
And that will likely be used against them in their upcoming criminal trial.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel:
Merenda’s lawyer in the criminal case, Eric Schwartzreich, said his client did not hire an attorney to represent him in federal court because he could not afford it.
“Getting water from a rock is going to be difficult in the collection process,” Schwartzreich said. “You can get a judgment but you gotta be able to collect. He

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Massachusetts Cop Indicted for Beating Man While Making Making Derogatory Comments About His “Black Skin”

Friday, September 25th, 2015

On Monday,  a Massachusetts police officer named Michael J. Motyka was indicted for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon over an alleged beating that was caught on camera in March.
But in the months since the alleged beating occurred, the public has yet to see the video that implicated the Worcester police officer.
Even after prosecutors were ordered to turn the video over to us after we made numerous public records requests.
But the Massachusetts public records law is weak and frequently abused.
Prosecutors say Motyka beat a handcuffed prisoner, Gerald Jones, in a holding cell while making derogatory comments about the victim’s “black skin.”
The city has confirmed that several police officers witnessed the beating, although not a single officer intervened or reported it.
Three of those officers have resigned, but the city has refused to release their names. The fourth Massachusetts cop, Jeffrey B. Toney, was put on paid leave in April, although he is no longer on leave and still works for the city.
Motyka was still on paid leave earlier this week even though state law allows police officers who have been indicted to be put on unpaid leave, according to the Telegram & Gazette.
Jones, the alleged victim, received a $225,000 settlement from the city in July, although the city did not admit any wrongdoing.
Public records runaround
We have been trying for months to get a copy of the video, which is a public record, but have been constantly thwarted by Massachusetts’ weak freedom of information law.
We first sent a public records request for the video to the Worcester District Attorney’s Office, which was prosecuting the case at the time, in April, shortly after Motyka was arrested. The case has since been turned over to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
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Federal Judge Rules New York Town Named Liberty Violated Man’s Rights When Arresting Him for Calling It a “Shitty Town”

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

A New York town called Liberty proved to be against liberty after it arrested a man for calling it a “shitty town” in protest over a speeding ticket.
But now that the New York Civil Liberties Union stepped in, the town of Liberty will now learn a lesson in liberty, specifically the First Amendment which gives us the right to criticize government officials.
Even if that criticism includes profanity. Or in this case, three profane words in a five-word sentence.
“Fuck your town, bitches” is exactly what William Barboza wrote on his payment form after pleading guilty for a speeding ticket in 2012.
He also scratched out the name Liberty and replaced it with the word “Tyranny.”
Tyranny Liberty officials were so offended that they refused the payment, ordering Barboza to drive into town to face a judge, a two-hour drive from his Connecticut home.
When he stepped into the courtroom, a prosecutor named Robert Zangla ordered him arrested, claiming that “court clerks felt threatened” by his words and were “worried for their safety because of it,” according to last week’s summary judgment against Liberty.
According to the NYCLU:
In 2012 Barboza was pulled over for speeding in the Town of Liberty, located in Sullivan County in upstate New York. He pleaded guilty by mail, and when he paid his fine expressed his frustration by scratching out “Liberty” and replacing it with “Tyranny” and writing “fuck your shitty town bitches” on the payment form. His payment was rejected, and he was instead ordered to travel the two hours from his home to make a court appearance. At that court hearing, two police officers acting on the orders of an assistant district attorney arrested Barboza for allegedly violating the state’s former “aggravated harassment” statute. He was fingerprinted, handcuffed to a bench, and then driven to a different court in a separate

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South Florida Cop Who Left Police Dogs to Die in Heated Car Won’t be Charged

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

A South Florida cop who left two dogs inside his patrol car while he napped inside his home will not face criminal charges. After all, investigators said, Hialeah police officer Nelson Enriquez did not intend to kill the dogs. And intent, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, is a requirement to proceed with criminal …
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North Carolina Judge Declares Mistrial In Officer Randall Kerrick Trial in Shooting Death of FAMU Player

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

What started out almost two years ago, has now come to an end with a mistrial in the matter of State vs Randall Kerrick, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell after the college football player had been in a one-car accident. With the uproar in Ferguson caused by the acquittal of …
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Georgia Cops Indicted for Murder After Using Tasers as Cattle Prod on Handcuffed Suspect

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Two former Georgia police officers have been indicted for the murder of 24-year-old Gregory Towns after the officers used their tasers as cattle prods on the handcuffed and complying man. Towns, the father of a 7-month-old baby at the time, was tased 13 times in 29 minutes following a brief foot chase with East Point …
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Virginia Cop Indicted for Murder Two Years After Shooting Man With Raised Arms

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

It took 16 months for the Fairfax County Police Department to release the name of the officer photographed pointing a gun at a man standing in his doorway with his hands raised, a photo snapped by a neighbor moments before officer Adam Torres opened fire, killing John Geer. And it took an additional three months …
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