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New Mexico Governor: Cops Need Legal Immunity to Abuse in Order to Protect Taxpayers

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Despite having the highest rate of police shooting deaths in the nation, New Mexico’s governor is trying to pass a law giving legal immunity to cops who kill and abuse.
Governor Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor, says the law would protect taxpayers from having to pay settlements resulting from police abuse.
But who is going to protect the taxpayers from the cops?
Obviously, not her.
“I don’t believe that police officers should be under this constant threat of lawsuits that will often cause them to pause,” Martinez recently told The Albuquerque Journal.
“If they’re following their training, there should be something that protects

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Miami Gardens Police Chief Sued by Female Officer for Sexual Harassment

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Miami Gardens ex-Police Chief Antonio Brooklen dated two female officers within his department at the same time. And the same female officers were also dating each other. Meanwhile, Chief Brooklen was married with a wife and kids.
Brooklen became the police chief in November 2015 after the former chief was arrested for soliciting a prostitute on camera.
But Brooklen had already been suspended and demoted for seperate sexual harassment claims on his personnel record before he became chief. Now Brooklen is being sued, reports the Miami Herald. 
Former Miami Gardens Police Officer Kalicia Battle is the  woman suing Brooklen.  The suit which

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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

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Award-Winning New York Deputy Charged with First-Degree Rape

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
An award-winning New York sheriff’s deputy is facing 25 years in prison for a rape he is accused of committing in 2013.
Tompkins County sheriff’s deputy Scott Walters, 32, was indicted Friday on first-degree rape  and sexual abuse charges along with another man named Matthew Pinney, who is 30.
The two men are accused of engaging in “sexual intercourse with a person who was incapable of consent of reason by being physically helpless,” according to the indictment, which you can read here.
Both men appeared in court on Friday but were granted the Blue Privilege of remaining free throughout the weekend as

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Miami Officials Vote to End Revenue Generating Red Light Camera Program

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

City commissioners in Miami agreed on Thursday to pull the plug on their red light camera program early next year.
The city voted unanimously to cancel its contract with American Traffic Solutions, which operates has 147 cameras placed around the city.
Ninety-eight of them are operational.
Now the company has 60 day to discontinue its lucrative operations in the city.
Citations of $158 per ticket will stop after the program vanishes.
But anyone who receives a ticket before the program ends will be responsible for dealing with it.
So-called activists who profit from the program, along with an ATS spokesman, criticized the move.
“Don’t be responsible

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WATCH: Georgia Deputies Kill Dog, then Order Owner to Decapitate it

Friday, December 15th, 2017
Georgia deputies forced a man to cut off the head of his dog after shooting it.
Or go to jail.
The man chose to decapitate his dog named Big Boy.
Big Boy’s owner Joe Goodwin recorded the incident with his cell phone.
Crawford County sheriff’s deputy James Hollis arrived at Goodwin’s home after Big Boy allegedly bit two people.
A Crawford County deputy shot the dog moments earlier.
The video begins with Hollis telling Crawford he’ll take him to jail unless he cuts off his dog’s head.
Goodwin wanted to take his dog to the vet.
“I tell you what,” Hollis yells at Crawford.
“I will (sic) takes

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WATCH: Florida Bail Bondsmen Beat Man with Metal Pipe for Missing Court over Suspended License

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Florida bail bondsmen were busted on video beating a man with a metal pipe, punching and macing him after he missed a November court date for a suspended license.
“This is how they act when they don’t know they’re being recorded,” Lara Laign, the woman who recorded the video on December 13 told NBCMiami.
“It was just insane.”
“I was just so disturbed and disgusted by what I just saw,” she said.
Video shows AAA Star Bail Bondsmen from Palm Beach County brutalizing Anthony Hall and then smashing the window to his home with the same metal pipe used to beat him.
“I don’t care

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WATCH: Michigan Cops Handcuff 11-Year-Old at Gunpoint

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Body cam footage shows Michigan cops handcuffing an 11-year-old at gunpoint while looking for an attempted murder suspect on December 6.
The only problem: the murder suspect was a 40-year-old white woman named Carrie Manning.
Footage from the 45-second clip shows Grand Rapids cops treating Honestie Hodges like an adult suspect as she screams in terror.
Honestie approaches police with  her hands up, but apparently approached to quickly for one of the officers.
He tells her to put her hands on her head, instructing her to turn around and walk backwards towards him.
“You’re fine. You’re not going to jail or anything,” one officer

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WATCH: Ohio Cops Taser Two Men for not Sitting Down

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Recently released body cam video shows two Ohio cops using their tasers to punish two brothers for not sitting down in their own home, even though neither of them were under arrest for committing a crime.
One of them suffered a collapsed lung, according to Cincinnati.com.
The incident left both men, who had clean records, with criminal convictions.
Cincinnati police officers Richard Sullivan and Lawrence Johnson responded to a call from Angela Brown, who called police to have her sons, Richard Coleman and James Crawley, removed from her apartment.
Their mother never specified why she wanted her sons out of her house, but Coleman

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Texas Cop Indicted for Shooting Unarmed Man Burglarizing Own Truck

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Texas cop who shot an unarmed man for trying to break into his own truck – shooting him again after the man resisted an anal cavity search – was indicted by a grand jury last week.
“The jury got it right,” Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced after the indictment.
“We will be prosecuting this case very vigorously, we are seeking whatever we can get out of this case,” she said, vowing to seek the maximum punishment for Mesquite cop Derrick L. Wiley.
Dallas County DA Faith Johnson announces indictment of former Mesquite Police officer Derick Wiley
Lyndo Jones was shot

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New York Man Arrested for Posing as Cop to Get Discount at Starbucks

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

All he wanted was a law enforcement discount.
A New York man is in hot water after being arrested for impersonating a police officer in order to get a discount on his coffee on December 8.
Mark Setter, 48, flashed a fake badge and a BB gun, demanding a discount at a Buffalo Starbucks around 11 p.m. according to, FOX5NY.
Mark Stetter, 48, of Buffalo, New York
Sporting a gun inside of a holster attached to his belt, and his fake police badge, Stetter claimed he was a detective in order to gain access into the business after it was closed.
According to Buffalo

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North Carolina Ex-Cop Writes Jail Letters to Teen Girl he Impregnated, Resulting in Further Prison Time

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
It is not uncommon for men to get lonely in jail, but a fired North Carolina police officer took it too far when he attempted to contact a now 15-year-old girl he impregnated.
James Blair, 51, is a former cop with the Lowell Police Department. PINAC News first reported on how he impregnated a 14-year-old girl in 2016.
Blair has been in prison since March 2017 after he plead guilty to felony statutory rape. He was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison.
Blair attempted to write his female victim a jailhouse style letter and he succeeded several times, sending

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Ex-Cop Turned Oklahoma Prosecutor Clears Cops who Shot Deaf Man for not Obeying Verbal Commands

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

A former cop, turned Oklahoma prosecutor, will not file criminal charges against the two cops who fatally shot Madgiel Sanchez, a developmentally disabled deaf man, even though neighbors were screaming he couldn’t hear their commands.
“We were screaming that he can’t hear,” Julio Rayos, Sanchez’s neighbor, told The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma City cops. Lt. Matthew Lindsey and Sgt. Christopher Barnes claim they didn’t hear neighbors screaming he couldn’t hear.
Neither officers were wearing body cameras.
Oklahoma District Attorney David Prater made the announcement Friday, stating his investigation determined the shooting death of Sanchez on September 19 was justified.
“The shooting was lawful, reasonable, and not

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WATCH: Minnesota Cop’s K-9 Attacks Innocent Woman Taking out Trash; Now She’s Suing

Friday, December 8th, 2017

A Minnesota cop’s K-9 attacked an innocent woman as she was taking out her trash in September.
And now she’s suing.
St. Paul cop Thaddeus P. Schmidt failed to maintain control of his police dog that mauled her arm for more than 30 seconds after grabbing her and knocking her to the ground.
“You’re fine,” one officer can be heard telling the woman as he grabs her hand, pulling her away from the dog.
But that only appears to cause her more pain, since the dog’s bite is locked onto her arm pulling her in the opposite direction.
Another officer shouts commands at the

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WATCH: Florida Deputy Fatally Shoots Unarmed Man During Altercation

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Video posted to Facebook shows an unarmed man fatally shot during a scuffle with Florida deputies after a call to 911 about a domestic disturbance on December 7.
“They’re gonna shoot you, man,” onlookers shout at Jean Pedro Pierre as he holds Broward County deputy Sean Youngward’s ankle.
“Let him go. You’re gonna get yourself in bad trouble. There’s a lot more coming, man.”
Pierre, 42, kicks deputy Youngward’s thigh a few times before back up deputy Steven Briggs arrives with  his gun drawn.
“Tase him! Tase him! Don’t shoot him,” voices can be heard pleading with deputy Briggs.
Youngward tries to break away

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Arizona Cop Acquitted in Shooting Death of Daniel Shaver

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The Arizona cop who shot and killed an unarmed man begging not to be killed was found not guilty today.
A jury acquitted Philip Brailsford of both second-degree murder and reckless manslaughter. He was facing up to 25 years in prison.
Brailsford claimed he was in fear for his life, thinking Daniel Shaver was reaching for a gun, even though five other officers at the scene held their fire.
Mesa police were responding to a call at the LaQuinta Inn about a man pointing a gun out of an upstairs window on January 18, 2016. Shaver, who was in the pest control

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South Carolina Cop Guilty of Killing Walter Scott, Sentenced to 20 Years

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
The South Carolina cop who shot and killed a man as he was running away from him, later claiming he was in fear for his life because the man was trying to take his taser, was sentenced to 20 years in prison a federal judge ruled today.
And only because a witness happened to video record the shooting.
The video shows North Charleston police officer Michael Slager shoot Walter Scott as the 50-year-old man was running away from him in 2015, striking him five times in the back, killing him instantly.
The video also shows Slager walking about 17 feet to Scott’s

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Virginia Cop Arrested for Downloading Personal Sex Videos from Phone of Suspect he Arrested

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A Virginia cop has been arrested for downloading private sex videos from the cellphone of a suspect he arrested.
Then sending the videos to his own phone.
Colonial Heights cop Bryan Glinn Drake, 30,transferred short videos from the phones of a suspect and his girlfriend he arrested on drug charges in March.
A lawyer for the arrested suspect stated that during the arrest Drake searched through the phone and found the videos, which were “short but of an explicit nature.”
The videos were taken by the girlfriend of the suspect Drake arrested.
Photo from Bryan Glinn Drake’s Twitter account, which was recently removed.
The downloads

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WATCH: Oklahoma Cop Charged with Murder for Shooting Suicidal Man holding Lighter Fluid

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

An Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a suicidal man who called 911 for help on November 15 was charged with second degree murder Tuesday.
Body cam footage shows that when police arrived to the scene, two officers attempted talking to 29-year-old Dustin Pigeon, telling him to drop a bottle of lighter fluid he was holding in his hands.
“Come here, man, stop it,” one officer can be heard saying.
“Let me see your hands, bud.”
Pigeon complied, dropping his hands to his waist then raising them after the officers’ orders.
“Back off me,” Pigeon says, raising his hands.
“My hands are up.”
A third officer,

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United States Capitol Police Arrest 11 Anti-GOP Tax Bill Protesters

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

United States Capitol police arrested 11 protesters on December 4 after they flooded the hallways, staging a sit-in outside the offices of Republican lawmakers who voted in favor to rewrite the U.S. tax code.
“Kill the bill!” and “Tax the rich, not the sick!” the protesters chanted, refusing to leave.
“Relief for the sick and spent, not just for the one percent.”
The demonstrators assembled outside of Pennsylvania Congressman Brian Fitzgerald’s office after he joined 227 of his Republican colleagues to support the House’s version of the tax bill in November.
Fitzgerald’s own constituents were among those arrested, according to News2Share.

Demonstrators made it

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SOUTH CAROLINA PRISON NURSE ARRESTED FOR SEX WITH INMATE

Monday, December 4th, 2017
Prison nurses are hired to give medical attention to inmates, but one South Carolina nurse gave sexual attention to an inmate instead.
A Chester County Detention Center nurse was charged with having sex with an inmate and aiding an inmate’s escape from prison, according to a recently released Chester County Sheriff’s Office report.
Katherine Heckman, 38, was arrested on Nov. 28, 2017 following a 30 day plus sexual relationship with a male inmate identified as Sean Lyles, 33. Interestingly enough, Heckman is the daughter of jail supervisor Richard Odom. Odom is not part of the investigation because he had no knowledge of the

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Atlanta Cops Cite Good Samaritans for Feeding Homeless People without Permits

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Atlanta police officers punished citizens for doing the good deed of feeding homeless people during Thanksgiving week by citing them for not first applying for and obtaining permits from the government.
“I mean, outrageous, right? Of all the things to be punished for, giving free food to people who are hungry?” Marlon Kautz, an activist for Food Not Bombs, told WSB-TV after receiving a ticket.
Kautz and fellow activist Adele Maclean say instead of being praised for helping Atlanta’s homeless, they’re getting punished for it.
“This is a ticket for apparently a food service violation,” Maclean said during an interview on the

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South Florida Police Release Video of Deputy Shooting Ex-Girlfriend Incident

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
They dated for five months before she broke it off, claiming the deputy was too racist and controlling for her taste.
But Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Michael DeMarco ended up shooting her three times before turning the gun on himself.
Now police have released surveillance video footage of the moments leading up to her shooting on October 12.
DeMarco, 55, was on duty and in uniform when he pulled up in his unmarked patrol car and stepped out to confront Yuly Solano, 41, who was walking her dog inside the condo complex where they both lived.
“You treat me worse than a

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Florida Cop Arrested for Breaking Jaw of Teen Accused of Having Sex with Daughter at Church Sleepover

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

A Florida cop was arrested for punching a teen boy, breaking his jaw and damaging his teeth, after accusing him of having sex with his 13-year-old daughter at a church sleepover on November 26.
Opa-locka cop Lowrie Cornell Simon, 37, assaulted the boy, punching him in his chest and mouth at Pembroke Park Church of Christ when he denied the accusations.
Simon struck 17-year-old Kristian Stanley with so much force, it broke his jaw and knocked several of his teeth loose, which required surgery.
Doctors had to wire Stanley’s teeth back into place.

Kristian Stanley’s teeth were damaged after Opa-locka cop Lowrie Simon, 37, attacked

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WATCH: Texas Cops Sic K-9 on Unarmed Dancing Man

Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Texas cops who feared for their lives when an unarmed man began dancing sicced a K-9 on him, even though he was dancing with his hands up.
Then they let the dog maul his leg for several seconds.
All because they feared the man may run from the scene, which might endanger officers.
“At one point he backed up like he was going to run from the scene, potentially endangering officers by running across the freeway. At that point we deployed our K9 to safely take him into custody,” Houston cop Lt. Larry Crowson told ABC13.
Footage of the arrest shows Houston cops

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Roswell Cop Arrested for Soliciting Children on Grindr Sexted Boy, “Damn, You’re Young. I’m 17”

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

A New Mexico cop still in training a school resource officer at a middle school was arrested on two counts of child solicitation by electronic communication device on November 18.
Roswell police officer Alonso Barrientos asked an underage user on Grindr his age, to which he replied,”14.”
“You’re young. I’m 17,” Barrientos, 25, texted back.
Barrientos had just begun working at Mesa Middle School for the Roswell Police Department on October 23 when he started sending sexual pictures to male students and asking for their pictures, according to KRQE.
According to his arrest affidavit, an investigation began after someone came forward alleging Barrientos was

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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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