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Man Arrested and Camera Seized, for Documenting Police in Public, at Wal-Mart

Monday, May 29th, 2017
A visit to his local area Wal-Mart, Khalfani Akata Bey arrived to discover an incident where an individual suspected of shoplifting had been shot and killed by an off-duty Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy who was working as loss prevention at the time of the incident.
As you watch the video you can clearly tell that Mr. Bey is in no way interfering nor obstructing the scene, yet a he was placed in handcuffs, placed in the back of a patrol car and detained for simply documenting an incident. The officer can be heard demanding that he “stop videoing or he

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Springfield Police Called to Playground, Children Then Attacked by Police Officers

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Friday May 26, 2017, bystander video captures the actions of two unidentified Springfield, Illinois Police Officers engaged in what appears to be some attempt to apprehend young children, while they are playing on a playground.  At Havard Park Elementary, 2501 South 11th Street Springfield, IL 62703.In the video (no audio) you can see in the foreground a uniformed person attempting to grab some children by their arms and clothing only to trip and fall onto the playground, all the while in the background there is another uniformed person holding a child on the ground throwing punches towards the child

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Florida Man Fights Extensive Public Records Request Abuse

Friday, May 26th, 2017

INTRODUCTION
 
The City of Homestead has a torrid reputation, and a pattern of willfully refusing to comply with the public records law. Homestead is a little town at the southern end of Miami-Dade County, rarely receiving the scrutiny it deserves as a cesspool of public corruption and maleficence.
 
I have used the records request process, as a pre-discovery method for investigating my civil rights claims. Homestead has failed to comply with the public records law on the majority of the nearly one hundred requests I have filed.
 
Homestead has a pattern and practice of unlawful noncompliance as it relates to the records law

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Activists Mobilize To El Paso, Texas in Response to Incident with the FBI and PINAC Journalist

Friday, May 26th, 2017

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead
What does it take to bring a group of activists together to drive a thousand miles just to take pictures and video of a federal building? The arrest of one of our friends and fellow civil rights auditor, David Warden of News Now Houston.
You’ll remember, Warden was arrested last month in El Paso Texas while shooting video in front of the Federal Justice Center building there. More about that story here. Warden was cited and

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Maryland Cop Convicted for Ramming Fleeing Man with Patrol Car

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

A Maryland cop who rammed a fleeing suspect with his patrol car was found guilty by a jury last Wednesday and now faces up to 10 years in prison, according to WTOP.
The incident was caught on the officer’s own dash cam.
Prince George’s County police officer Juan Hernandez was convicted of one count of second-degree assault for ramming 22-year-old Ulrich Boaoutou with his police cruiser as Boaotou fled on foot.
Hernandez, 42, was one of two officers who responded to a call about a fight between two potentially armed suspects on June 13, 2016.
A caller reported to police three men were arguing when the

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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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WATCH: Pennsylvania Cop Slaps City Council Candidate for Recording him in Public

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

A video posted to Facebook shows a Pennsylvania cop assaulting a city council candidate for recording him in a gas station parking lot.
Royal Marti, a city council candidate for Lebanon City, posted the March 31 video to the Facebook page, The Realist People of Lancaster, after the Mount Joy Borough Police Department didn’t respond to a request for an out of court settlement.
The video shows Mount Joy Borough police officer Jason Smith coming unglued about having his authority questioned by Marti , who is running for office in a city 30 miles away from Mount Joy Borough.
Smith can then be seen

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WATCH: Human Rights Protesters Attacked in Brawl Outside Turkish Ambassador’s Home in Washington D.C.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
The U.S. State Department issued a statement Wednesday saying it is “concerned by the violent incidents involving protesters and Turkish security personnel” after a bloody brawl took place in the Turkish Ambassador’s front yard in Washington D.C. between security staff from the Turkish Embassy and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
An observer of the rumble said it all started when someone threw a bottle, prompting a clash that left nine injured, including Turkish security guards, and led to two arrests, according to ABC.
After the scuffle, the Turkish embassy stated,”Groups affiliated with the PKK, which the U.S. and Turkey have designated as

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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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Maryland Jury Awards $1.26 Million to Family after Cop Wrongly Shot their Dog

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

A Maryland jury awarded a family $1.26 million Tuesday after deciding a cop wrongly shot and killed their dog, Vernon, on February 1, 2014 – the largest award in American history for such a case.
“The verdict sends a strong message to the police about community expectations,” attorney Carl J. Hansel said after the verdict, according to the Capital Gazette.
“The duty to serve and protect extends to our animal family members as well.”
However, the Anne Arundel County Police Department had already determined the shooting was justified, claiming the dog was aggressive, which made the cop fear for his safety.
But the

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WATCH: Texas Cops Tackle and Taser Man in Home Asking for Warrant

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Body cam footage obtained by PINAC shows two Texas cops enter a man’s home, apparently without a warrant, then tackle and taser the man while pinning him onto a couch.
All because the 48-year-old man stood up from his recliner and remained standing after one of the cops ordered him to sit back down.
“Have a seat for me,” said Buda police officer Demerriell Young, who has a history of abuse.
Leonard Garcia paused, not taking another step, but reminded Young it was his house and that he had yet to see a warrant, stating he preferred to remain standing until the officer

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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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North Carolina Cop Smashes Mother To Pavement In Front Of Her Own Kids (VIDEO)

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
A North Carolina cop demanding an African-American motorist’s car keys unlawfully during a traffic stop was caught on camera by a good samaritan manhandling the mother of small children this week, in a video gone viral which you can see below.
Winston-Salem police officer James Carter waited until he thought the woman recording the incident was going to leave and then slammed Tekara Williams to the pavement over an expired license plate.
Her kids saw it all.
Officer Carter had pulled over Williams for driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone, and when the video begins, the tall Caucasian officer has the

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Texas Cop with PTSD from Iraq War Charged with Murder of 15-Year-Old Passenger Shot in Head with AR-15

Friday, May 5th, 2017

A Texas cop might have foreseen the murder charges filed against him today for killing a 15-year-old unarmed black teenager after he shot him in the head with a AR-15 as he sat in the passenger seat riding shotgun with his brother, who was driving away from the officer.
Investigators who inspected details of the shooting determined one of their own “intended to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death of an individual,” according to the arrest warrant issued for 37-year-old Balch Springs cop Roy Oliver on May 5 for the murder of an innocent, unarmed

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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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Pennsylvania State Senator Caught On Camera Attacking Photographer

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
A Pennsylvania state lawmaker just got caught on camera personally assaulting a photographer at a public speaking event, and refusing to return his recording gear in a pair of videos which you can see below.
The photographer is an opposition researcher for the political action committee American Bridge, who walked into the back of the room and recorded about five minutes of the Senator’s comments.
Republican State Senator Scott Wagner was attending an event as part of his Quaker state gubernatorial campaign when he creepily spoke about himself in the 3rd person to the  York County Estate Planning Council at the local

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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.
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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 Kills Unarmed 15-Year-Boy in Questionable Shooting

Monday, May 1st, 2017

A Texas cop shot and killed a 15-year-old boy named Jordan Edwards Saturday night, claiming the boy was inside a car that was driving in an “aggressive manner” towards another officer.
But that’s the same old excuse police always use when they shoot into moving cars; an overused cop cliche that has been proven false many times by video evidence.
And it will likely be proven false here once the Balch Springs Police Department release body and dash cam videos from the incident that took place around 11 p.m. in a suburb outside Dallas.
How do we know?
For starters, the gunshot that struck

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Body Cam Footage Shows Jordan Edwards Shot and Killed in Car Driving Away from Police

Monday, May 1st, 2017
At first, Texas cops claimed they shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards because he was in a car driving in an “aggressive manner”  towards an officer.
But Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber has since said the car was driving away from officers before the cop fired, killing the teen who was riding passenger in a car driven by his brother.
Haber said this after viewing the body cam footage that still has not been made public but it might not be long considering how frank the chief is being on its content.
Edwards’ brother said he did not realize his little

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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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Two Georgia Cops Criminally Charged for Punching, Stomping Head of Unarmed Man

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
The two Georgia cops who were fired this month after they were caught on camera punching and stomping a non-resisting man have been criminally charged.
Turns out, one of the cops had punched the man because the man had been trying to record the interaction, according to the victim’s attorney.
But unknowing to Gwinnett County Police Sergeant Mike Bongiovanni, he was being recorded by another citizen witnessing the altercation from their car.
Another witness then recorded Gwinnett County police officer Robert McDonald, who came running up and stomped on the head of Demetrius Hollins after he had been handcuffed and was laying facedown

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WATCH: Michigan Judge Finds Attorney in Contempt for Live Streaming Trial already being Live Streamed

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Two television news cameras were live streaming the ridiculous trial of a man cited for warming up his car in the driveway of his Michigan home during subfreezing temperatures when the judge turned to the defense and asked if they were live streaming.
Attorney Nicholas Somberg acknowledged that his associate sitting behind him was live streaming, but had only done so after asking the local media if it was permissible.
But Roseville District Judge Marco Santia was infuriated that Somberg did not fill out a permission slip approved by him and ruled him in contempt of court.
The judge also looked directly

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WATCH: FBI Agents Seize Cameras from PINAC Reporter Citing “Safety” Issues

Monday, April 24th, 2017

FBI agents in Texas ripped two cameras out of the hands of a PINAC reporter who was standing in front of a federal building legally recording from a public sidewalk Thursday, claiming they were in fear for their safety.
“I don’t want to be struck in the face,” said Keith A. Byers, an Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the El Paso FBI office at 660 South Mesa Hills Drive.
However, David Worden made no indication he would strike the agents in the face with his cameras.
In fact, Worden had been standing on the public sidewalk in front of the FBI building for

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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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Michigan Cops Arrest Six for Wearing Caps, Cursing and Recording at Flint Water Town Hall Meeting

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Michigan cops arrested six people at a town hall meeting centered around the water system in Flint, where cost-cutting measures led to drinking water tainted with lead and other dangerous toxins, according to MLive.
Flint police say they were charged for disorderly conduct because they refused to remove their hats during the town hall meeting.
Two videos posted on Twitter and embedded below show one man wearing a cap being arrested who is not cursing while another woman with a ski cap records. A second video shows that woman being arrested.
The woman was recording Flint police making an arrest before she was

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