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Watch: Idaho Police Arrest Man for Video Recording FBI Building

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Police in Pocatello, Idaho arrested a man for filming an FBI building from public property. It is becoming an all too common occurrence for officers to stop and detain citizens for recording police or law enforcement activity of any kind. But the aforementioned video recording is a First Amendment protected activity, so anyone has the right to do so.
In June Sean Johnson was doing a First Amendment audit on the Pocatello FBI building. The First Amendment gives everyone in America freedom of speech and freedom of press, which includes video recording. Johnson was on a public sidewalk across the

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Watch: Texas Police Detain Man While Cutting Grass

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

A Houston, Texas 19-year-old was simply cutting grass and passing out business cards in a high-end neighborhood when police showed up demanding his identification and pulling out the handcuffs, all of which can be seen on video.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Later that day cops showed up to the same teenager’s home and reportedly released the  K-9 dog on him, which caused lacerations to the teen’s arm.
The teenager had not committed a crime and had every right to utilize his Fourth Amendment right to protection against unlawful search and seizure.
On July 18th 19-year-old Marlin Gipson parked his maroon Dodge Ram truck on the curb

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North Carolina Deputies Under Investigation After Shackled Inmate Jumps from Moving Patrol Car

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A North Carolina sheriff’s department is investigating themselves after a handcuffed and shackled inmate jumped from a moving patrol car onto the highway suffering injuries to her head and face that will require future reconstructive surgery.
“The witnesses said they saw the car door fly open and a woman fly out,” Cheryl Golden, the mother of Yolanda Dillard told the Winston-Salem Journal.
Dillard, 37, is being held at the Forsyth County jail on misdemeanor charges.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brad Stanley said he didn’t know weather or not the doors were locked or if deputies placed Yolanda Dillard in a seatbelt before deputies attempted

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California Deputy Blames Satan in YouTube Apology for Selling Drugs

Monday, May 15th, 2017
A California deputy facing up to five years in prison for selling drugs seized during raids issued an apology in a Youtube video blaming satan for his misdeeds.
“I made that decision based on Satan playing games with me, and making me feel like I was prideful and unable to go to family members for help,” Logan August said sitting next to his wife in a video recorded apology to friends, family, co-workers and the community.
According to court documents, while working for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, August stole marijuana seized in ten raids in 2014, giving the pot to

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Good Cop who didn’t Shoot Suicidal Man with Unloaded Gun Sues West Virginia City for Firing him Over it

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

A good cop who decided to negotiate with a suicidal man with an unloaded gun instead of killing him filed a lawsuit against the West Virginia city that fired him over it.
The Weirton police officers who did shoot and kill the suicidal man kept their jobs.
According to the suit, officer Ryan Kuzma, who fired the fatal shot that killed 21-year-old Ronald William, sent text messages to the fired officer, Stephen Mader, calling him a “coward” who “didn’t have the balls to save his own life.”
Kuzma added Mader and his mother were “loud mouth pieces of shit” who would get

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WATCH: Colorado Cop Stages Fake Drug Bust on Body Camera to Frame Man for Drugs

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Video footage released last week shows a Colorado cop framing a man for drugs and gun possession by staging a fake drug bust reenactment on his body cam in a tow yard after an initial search of the vehicle may have turned up nothing.
Pueblo police officer Seth Jensen claimed he had his body camera turned off during the initial search, which is when he found the contraband, so then turned on his camera to conduct the search again under the guise that it was his first time searching the car.
But for all we know, he may have planted the

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WATCH: Nevada Jailers Beat Man to Death as he Cries for Help and they say, “We are the Help”

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Video was released last week from a Nevada jail that shows the last minutes of a mentally ill Reno man’s life before he died during a struggle with deputies who pinned him to the floor with a spit hood covering his head during booking procedures.
During the struggle, deputies can be seen taunting 35-year-old Justin Thomson telling him they “owned” him and would make sure he “remembered it” adding he was an “asshole” and a “dick.”
For more than 30 minutes, more than a dozen deputies take turns kicking, tasering, insulting and crushing the wind from Thomson’s lungs even after he told

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WATCH: Camera Busts Illinois School Bus Aide Abusing Non-Verbal Autistic 6-Year-Old

Monday, May 8th, 2017

A school bus aide in Chicago is under investigation after she was busted by a school bus camera abusing a 6-year-old non-verbal autistic girl, hitting her twice in the face as she sat in her bus seat.
So far, no charges have been filed against the bus aide.
The blatant act of abuse was discovered by school administrators in the New Lenox School District 122 after they suspected something might be wrong when they observed the bus aide carrying 6-year-old Kayla Rushing off the bus.
School administrators reviewed the video then forwarded footage of the abuse to the school superintendent Peggy Marville, who took the initiative to share

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Texas Cop Killed Jordan Edwards Because of PTSD from War, Cop’s Mother Claims

Friday, May 5th, 2017

The family of the Texas cop fired after shooting an unarmed 15-year-old honor student is blaming the tragic death on the cop’s post-traumatic stress disorder from serving two tours in the Iraq war.
Statements about his mental health possibly reveals clues about his intended defense if former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver ever gets criminally charged.
His mother, Linda Oliver, says her son is an honorable family man who would never have endangered Jordan Edwards because her son has two toddlers of his own.
“‘He’s a wonderful family man and father. He has two precious little ones himself,” she told the Daily

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USDOJ Will Not Charge Louisiana Cops who Killed Alton Sterling

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Standing by its vow to remain supportive of police in a time of nationwide scrutiny against police abuse, the United States Department of Justice will not pursue charges against the Louisiana cops who shot and killed Alton Sterling last summer – setting the stage for nationwide protests again.
Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake claimed they were in fear for their lives as they piled on top of Sterling and shot him to death by firing several bullets into his chest.
They then pulled a small gun from his pocket, which they said he was reaching for during the struggle.
But

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Texas Police Fire Cop who Killed Jordan Edwards in Unjustified Shooting

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
The Texas cop who shot and killed an unarmed 15-year-old boy leaving a party Saturday night, then lied by claiming the boy was in a car driving in an “aggressive manner” towards police, has been fired.
And by the looks of it, it won’t be long before Roy Oliver is criminally charged.
After all, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber – who initially stood by Oliver’s account that he shot and killed Jordan Edwards to protect fellow officers – was quick to backtrack his statements after watching the body cam footage showing the car driving away from officers when Oliver fired

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NSFW: Florida Deputy Resigns After Videos of him Masturbating Surface

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

A Florida deputy who spent almost a year sending videos of himself masturbating to a woman he met online ended up resigning when the woman filed a complaint against him.
But Vera O’Reilly only filed a complaint against Gulf County sheriff’s deputy Brian Smith after he had purchased an airline ticket to visit her in Canada.
And Smith only resigned after O’Reilly’s initial complaints to the department went ignored and she turned to a retired cop turned private investigator who publicized the video showing Smith masturbating.
At first, Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison only gave smith a verbal reprimand.
But that was not

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Texas Cop Wanted After Staging Suicide, Crossing Border into Mexico

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

A Texas cop who went missing on April 25 now has a warrant for his arrest after texting a suicide note to his wife, faking his own death then fleeing to Mexico in an inflatable raft.
But it was determined he was not dead after he was recorded on a surveillance camera having a meal at Wendy’s.
Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manning says officer Coleman Miller Martin’s actions are an “elaborate ruse.”
Austin cop Coleman “Cole” Martin
The Austin Police Department issued an arrest warrant Friday for Martin, 29, and filed criminal charges for filing a false report against the officer – who intentionally sank his car in his

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WATCH: North Carolina Cop Places Gun to Unarmed Man’s Head, Threatening to Kill Him

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
“Is your shit on? Cut it off,” said a North Carolina cop after he and several other cops roughed up a man.
Body cam footage released this week shows Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers punching and elbowing James Yarborough during an arrest while Yarborough was on the ground.
One of the officers then puts a gun to Yarborough’s head and says, “I will kill you.”
Thankfully, that officer did not make good on his promise, but he later noted in his report that he feared for his life because Yarborough was reaching for his waist.
Although the incident occurred in March 2016, the internal affairs department just cleared

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WATCH: Texas Deputy Kills Unarmed Navy Vet; Sheriff Lies About “Gun Battle” That Never Took Place

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
A Texas deputy shot and killed an unarmed Navy veteran during a traffic stop, then the sheriff in charge  lied about it, saying the deputy and the man were engaged in a shootout where the deputy was fired upon first, prompting him to fire his weapon eight times.
But that never happened.
Dash cam video released this week shows not only was there no shootout, Lyle P. Blanchard, 59, didn’t even have a gun when he exited his vehicle – only to be struck by four of eight rounds fired by Bell County Sheriff’s Corporal Shane Geers in Harker Heights, Texas.
Police also claim Blanchard had anti-police

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Kansas Cop Kills Army Veteran’s Service Dog, then Issues him Two Citations

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

A Kansas cop shot and killed the service dog of an army veteran who suffers from PTSD on Thursday, according to the Daily Haze.
Augusta police officer Devon Keith says he was forced to shoot Alan Fitzgerald’s dog “Midnite” claiming the dog charged an animal control officer after ramming a door until it opened – making the animal control officer fear for his life.
But Fitzgerald said his dog didn’t do anything wrong and officer Keith shot him for no reason.
Alan Fitzgerald and his service dog, Midnite, before a cop shot and killed it.
Neighbors who witnessed the shooting said the animal

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WATCH: Florida Mom Outraged After 10-Year-Old Autistic Son Arrested at School Trying to Take Test

Monday, April 17th, 2017

A 10-year-old autistic Florida boy who had been expelled from school last year returned to the same school last week after receiving an invitation to take a standard assessment test.
But he was promptly arrested for a warrant neither he or his mother were aware even existed.
His mother, Luanne Haygood, recorded the arrest on Wednesday, informing the Okeechobee County sheriff’s deputies that her son is on the autism spectrum.
But they proceeded to handcuff and transport him to jail anyway where he remained until the following morning. And they later claimed they had no idea he was autistic.
“I don’t know what’s

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California Cop Suspended for Beating and Choking Man for Jaywalking

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
The Sacramento police officer caught on video choking and punching a man for jaywalking was suspended Tuesday after his supervisors viewed the footage.
The cop claimed he feared for his safety because the man removed a jacket and dropped it on the street, indicating he was challenging the cop to fight.
But the man, Nandi Cain Jr., said he was just taking off his jacket to show he was not armed.
The video that surfaced, which was recorded by a friend of the victim, does not show Cain raising his fists to fight, even after the cop grabs him by the neck

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North Miami Cop Charged with Felony Attempted Manslaughter for Shooting Autistic Man’s Caretaker

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Despite the usual twisting of the truth from the Police PR Spin Machine, the North Miami cop who opened fire on an unarmed man with his hands in the air last year was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony attempted manslaughter.
North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda was also charged with a misdemeanor charge of culpable negligence.
Although it should have been an obvious decision to charge the cop, especially since he was told to hold his fire before he fired his gun, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has never charged a cop for an on-duty shooting in the 24

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WATCH: Colorado Cop Slams Female College Student’s Face to the Ground

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

A Colorado cop was caught on a Snapchat video Thursday slamming a female college student to the ground during an arrest outside of a bar after she allegedly shoulder checked him.
The Thin Blue Line remains supportive of the officer, claiming the 22-year-old Colorado State University student committed felony assault seconds before before he body slammed her.
However, they are refusing to release body cam footage that would prove their allegations.
The 9-second video that surfaced Thursday shows Fort Collins police officer Randall Klamser throwing Michaella Surat to the ground so hard that she suffered bruising to her face and knees.
Klamser then

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Oklahoma Reserve Cop and Security Guard Charged for Pulling Out Gun and Shooting Former Cop in Incident Caught on Video

Monday, April 10th, 2017
The Oklahoma security guard and reserve police officer who pulled out a gun and shot a fellow security guard during a weekend gun show is now facing charges – despite the victim insisting he did not want to file charges.
Brian Pounds, an appraiser at the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office as well as a reserve police officer for the Collinsville Police Department, was charged with reckless conduct of a firearm, a misdemeanor.
However, he claims it was all an accident when he pulled out his gun and fired towards former Tulsa County Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Treadwell, striking him in the finger.
The

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Texas Cops – One on Paid Leave for Killing Man – Suspended with No Pay for Harassing PINAC Reporter

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

With that arrogant bravado only a cop can muster, Austin police officer Jamess Maufrais pointed two flashlights into the lenses of two cameras held by PINAC reporter Phillip Turner last November, bragging about how he was “not intimidated” by citizens with cameras, thumbing his nose at his own departmental policy that forbids officers from harassing citizens with cameras.
But now that he’s been slapped with a 20-day unpaid suspension for assaulting and bullying Turner on November 11, 2016, shoving and grabbing him as well as threatening him with unlawful arrest, he may have changed his tune.
After all, it was the

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New York Cops Profile Man for “Looking Back,” then Demand ID on Front Porch of his House

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
A New York cop racially profiled a man, approaching the front door of his house and insisting the man identify himself because he “looked back” at the officer as he drove past his house.
Rochester cop Jonathan Laureano insisted Nishean Napier provide him with identification after Napier walked outside to move his mother’s car to the other side of the street so she wouldn’t get a ticket.
As Napier walked outside to move the car while in the middle of making an Instagram post Laureano crept down his street in a police cruiser.
Napier looked back at Laureano, which the cop deemed as suspicious

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WATCH: Georgia Deputies Kill Unarmed Teen Before Lying to Family about Cause of Death

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Georgia deputies lied to a family about the cause of their teenage son’s death, recently released dash cam reveals.
“I was originally told that he hit a tree at 80 mph,” Greg Dyksma told the ledger-enquirer regarding his son who was killed at the hands of Harris County sheriff deputies.
“Then the story changed to he hit a cop car at 10 mph. Then it changed to they pushed him off the road. So I heard all these stories, but nothing’s been confirmed.”
But dash cam footage released last month confirms 18-year-old Nicholas Dyksma did not hit a tree.
It confirms he also did

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Michigan Cops Refuse to Release Dash Cam Video Proving 83-Year-Old Man Assaulted Them

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Michigan police say an 83-year-old man assaulted them on St. Patrick’s Day, making them fear for their safety, which is why had no choice but to slam him to the ground, breaking his nose and his arm.
But they have refused to release the dash cam video that would prove their allegations against Larry Sevenski.
And usually that means they are full of it.
However, Sevenski is now facing two years in prison for the felony charge of assaulting a police officer in addition to charges of obstruction and resisting arrest.
The incident took place on March 17 after Sevenski, the owner of

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Texas Assistant Police Chief Clocked at 92 MPH Gets Warning, Receives Ticket After Local Newspaper Obtains Dash Cam Footage

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

A Texas assistant police chief received a warning and a chuckle after he was stopped by a fellow officer speeding at 92 mph in a 65-mph-speed zone last month.
Now, the interim chief ordered his subordinate to be issued a ticket.
But that was more than a month after the incident only after the Austin American-Statesmen obtained dash cam video showing Austin Assistant Chief Chris Mcllvain racing to a basketball game in a city-owned vehicle during off-duty hours.
Austin Assistant Police Chief Chris Mcllvain
Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley stated during a March 28 press conference he believes his department has a history and

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WATCH: Texas Cops Forcefully Remove and Arrest Activist for Recording Legislative Hearing on Anti-Abortion Bill

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Texas state troopers forcefully dragged an activist out of the State Capital during a public committee hearing on a bill seeking to restrict abortions after a committee chairman announced orders for her stop live streaming footage of her political representatives in action even though Texas law clearly states it’s a legally protected activity.
State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook directed liberty activist Amy Hedtke to stop recording the meeting over the proposed restrictions, claiming she wasn’t permitted to record because she didn’t have the proper media credentials.
State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook (R-Corsicana)
In the video posted to Hedtke’s Facebook page, Chairman Cook can be heard making an announcement, saying the hearing is being

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WATCH: Oklahoma Cop Runs Over Woman with ties to Irish Mob

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Her name was Madison Dickson and up until last week, she was one of the most wanted fugitives in Oklahoma with ties to the Irish Mob, a state prison gang involved in drug trafficking.
But that was before a Tulsa police officer killed her by running her over in his patrol car on Saturday, an incident captured on the officer’s dash cam.
The video, released today and posted below, shows the 21-year-old woman running with a gun in her hand.
But it does not show her shooting at the officers as police initially claimed. In fact, they later claimed she did not

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California Cops Unveil Roadside Marijuana Test to Target Drivers High on Legalized Weed

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

San Diego cops unveiled their new marijuana test machine over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, which they plan to use to target legal weed users, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
“It’s a huge concern of ours with the legalization of marijuana that we’re going to see an increase in impaired drugged driving,” San Diego Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman said during a press conference after voters in California passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act into law in November, which legalizes cultivation and use of marijuana for recreational purposes.
San Diego officials are using charged rhetoric indicating they plan to target intoxicated drivers,

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New Hampshire Journalist Not Allowed to Record Public Meeting Because “House Rules”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Concerned about the expenses involved in the New Hampshire Justice Department’s ongoing court battle to prevent voters from taking selfies in the voting booth, local activist and journalist Dave Ridley showed up to their budget workshop meeting, camera in hand, to ask members of the House Finance Committee how they felt about the mounting expenses in fighting the suit.
But committee members waisted little time in telling Ridley that he would not be allowed to video record the meeting.
Ridley, who has spent years covering the New Hampshire Legislature, is known for his gonzo-style journalism and his ambush interviews that often occur

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