Posts Tagged ‘Viral Videos’

VIDEO: Portland Cops Shoot Man in Homeless Shelter, Not Sure if he was Right Man

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Police shoot man to death but are not even sure if he was armed.

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Watch: Idaho Police Arrest Man for Video Recording FBI Building

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Police in Pocatello, Idaho arrested a man for filming an FBI building from public property.

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VIDEO: NJ Cops Probe Man’s Rectum and Genitals in Search for Non-Existent Weed

Friday, April 6th, 2018

New Jersey cops claim “odor of marijuana” is an arrestable offense.

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WATCH: WASHINGTON COP SHOOTS UNARMED MAN

Friday, January 26th, 2018
Antonio Davis, 25, was shot by cops in Spokane, Washington on September 18, 2017. Davis was unarmed.
Newly released body camera footage of the shooting was made available on Wednesday.
Officers Tucker Seitz and Chris McMurtrey were in a vehicle pursuit with Davis. Davis refused to stop because he had felony warrants.
Davis eventually wrecked his vehicle and took off on foot along with his passenger.
As Seitz and McMurtrey zerored in on Davis they yelled for him to stop and threatned to shoot him.
It was then that cops say Davis charged at Seitz prompting him to shoot Davis.
Seitz never turned his body

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

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

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

The

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

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

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

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New Jersey High School Students Take Stand Against Police Abuse after Brutality Video goes Viral

Monday, October 16th, 2017
Hundreds of students staged a walk out of a New Jersey high school in protest of police brutality after a video of an officer roughly arresting two fellow students went viral.
Officer Hanifah Davis was caught on video grabbing Nyasia and Kyasia Sorrells, twin sisters, by the hair, tossing them to the ground and mounting himself on top of them.
It was such an egregious display of brutality, a school board member was ticketed for stepping in to intervene.
The twins, who are honor roll students, were charged with obstruction and resisting arrest.
One of them was was also charged with aggravated assault.
On Friday, 

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Federal Judge Rules Handcuffing Young Children Above Their Elbows is Unconstitutional

Sunday, October 15th, 2017
A federal judge in Kentucky ruled on Wednesday that it was unconstitutional when a deputy handcuffed an 8-year-old boy for misbehaving in 2014.
Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner told the boy to comply with his demands or “suffer the consequences.”
“Oh, God! Ow, that hurts!” the boy screamed out in pain.
“Sit back down . . . Ask nicely . . . Look at me . . . “It’s up to you if you want them off or not,” Sumner can be heard taunting the 3’5” boy who weighs 53 pounds.
The boy, who isn’t being identified because he’s a minor, has

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Utah Cop who Arrested Nurse Appeals his Firing, Blaming Body Cam Footage

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Just two days after he was fired on Tuesday, the Utah cop who arrested a burn unit nurse for refusing to allow a blood draw on an unconscious patient, filed an appeal to get his job back late Thursday.
His argument: had it not been for his camera, he would still have a job.
Jeff Payne and his attorney, Greg Swords, appealed the termination late Thursday and requested a hearing before the Salt Lake City Civil Service Commission. 
Skordas claims his client would have never  been fired if Payne’s body camera footage had not received so much attention on news and social media.
Payne

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WATCH: California Cop Shoots Man Multiple Times, Killing Him

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
A Huntington Beach police officer was captured on video shooting a man several times in front of a 7-11 after struggling with him on the ground early Friday morning.
The Southern California police department has not released many details yet but confirmed the man died at a hospital.
A citizen recorded two videos and posted them to Twitter today, one showing the two struggling, the other showing the cop shooting the man multiple times while telling him to “get down.”
“What the fuck,” says the man recording the incident.
The first video shows the man appearing to pull something from the officer’s belt,

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WATCH: Pittsburgh Cops Brutally Beat Man Trying to Help Them

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
A man who was trying to help Pittsburgh police make an arrest ended up brutally beaten, tasered and arrested himself.
And it was all caught on video.
Police claimed Daniel T. Adelman “took a fighting stance,” which is common police lingo used to justify beatdowns, even if the person had no intention of fighting cops.
And the video recorded by a witness does not show what took place before the beatdown, but it shows five police officers beating the man with one of them repeatedly punching him, then grabbing him by the head and bashing it on the asphalt.
“Stop resisting!” one of

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WATCH: PINAC Correspondent Kicked Out of Free Speech Rally in Oregon

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

PINAC correspondent Mike Smith attended a free speech rally in Portland only to be physically thrown out by police.
Smith was at the Patriot Prayer rally at the waterfront last Sunday, which is a popular place in the Oregon city for events and protests. There were several other groups counterprotesting the Patriot Prayer group which is why police were there to keep the peace.
The police sectioned off an area for media personnel in the middle of the protests but when Smith attempted to enter the media area, cops told him he wasn’t allowed because he was a counterprotester. Smith repeatedly

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Oklahoma Military Police Harass and Intimidate Citizen for Recording Air Base

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Oklahoma military police, assisted by two Oklahoma state cops, were recorded lying to a citizen journalist in order to get him to surrender identification while peacefully and lawfully recording the Oklahoma Air National Guard base from a public space on August 31.
“Are you aware in the state of Oklahoma when a law enforcement officer asks you for identification that you’re required to produce it?” asked Master Sgt. Jason Cattleman, even though that is a blatant lie.
Castleman, whose Facebook page shows a photo of him posing in front of the White House, couldn’t seem to understand why anyone would want

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WATCH: Undercover Minnesota Cop tells Photographer, “I Work for St. Paul Police, B***h! I’m Gonna Slap you Down!”

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
An undercover Minnesota cop was caught on camera threatening a man and shoving his camera into his face when asked for his badge number after he and his partner mistook him for a vulnerable missing person.
“911,” officer Benny Williams told 36-year-old St. Paul resident Andrew Casey before physically confronting him.
“I work for St. Paul police, bitch,” Williams added.
Williams also threatened to tow Casey’s legally parked car for recording him, and spit on him.
“Put it in my face again, and I’m gonna slap you down,” Williams can be heard threatening Casey in the 20-second video posted to his Facebook page.
Williams has since

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Gruesome Footage After Barcelona Terrorist Attack Shows Cop Ordering Man to Stop Recording

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
With bloody bodies scattered on a pedestrian street in Barcelona after a man plowed a van into a crowd of people, killing at least 13, a Spanish police officer took the time to order a man with a camera away.
The cop, who was tending to one of the victims, had no expectation of privacy. At least according to American legal standards.
But under Spanish law, he could have arrested the man with the camera, who was showing the world the tragic and devastating aftermath of the terrorist attack, which
Fortunately, he did not, but will other cops also use the law

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WATCH: $1.25 Million Settlement For Body Slam Caught on Video Surveillance System

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
March 3, 2007 at the La Fonda Resturant in Yonkers, New York, Irma Marquez suffered injuries when Yonkers police officer Wayne Simoes picked her up in a restaurant and appeared to slam her face-first into the restaurant’s floor.
As reported by News 12 :
“A decade after the incident, the city, and the victim have agreed to settle a related lawsuit.
Video of the encounter made national headlines. It showed officer Wayne Simoes slam Irma Marquez to the ground — knocking her out outside what was then the La Fonda Restaurant at 57 Palisades Ave. Marquez has maintained that she was trying to break

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WATCH: PHILLY COP TO BE FIRED AFTER BEING CAUGHT BODY SLAMMING MAN

Saturday, August 5th, 2017
July 9, 2017, Philadelphia, PA. After spending the afternoon at a pool party, celebrating a child’s birthday, Ariel Rivera hears a commotion outside her home in the Kensington neighborhood. When she opens her door, she discovers three uniformed police officers beating a half-dressed man.  Ariel recognizes the man as a local urban camper. Without hesitation, Ariel documents the incident with her cell phone camera and later uploads the video to Facebook.
Locally the video went viral. Soon the local media began to inquire to city officials, only to discover a different version of events. The official word initially described the

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Caught On Video: Atlanta Police Officer Relieved of Duty after Viral Video Shows him Punching Man in Face.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
A video shared by the Facebook account of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta on June 23rd, 2017, shows a person in an Atlanta Police Department uniform punching a restrained man in the face and upper torso while he sits one top of him.All the while one of his co-workers hold the victim’s feet and another has his knee pressing down on the lower back with all his weight, also there is the fourth police officer that is simply standing there watching everything happen right at his feet.
All this force used to arrest a person who appears to be less than

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Caught On Video: Off Duty Cop Attacks Teen for Walking on His Grass

Monday, June 26th, 2017

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Lansing Illinois, an unidentified off-duty Lansing Policer Officer is caught on video holding a teenager on the ground while his hand is wrapped around the teen’s neck.

As the video runs the off-duty officer is heard bargaining with the teen claiming that if his friend sits down he will stop the attack, the teen can be heard struggling to breathe, while the teen’s friend documenting the attack can be heard is insiting that they have done nothing wrong and to stop choking his friend. The off-duty officer can also be heard telling the

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LAPD Lures Journalists into Police Station Only To Threaten Them With Arrest.

Monday, June 26th, 2017

June of 2017 has been one eventful month for Daniel Saulman aka “Tom Zebra” known for his web page “Mistaken Bacon”  he was arrested by the LAPD  while documenting a DUI/DWI checkpoint disguised as a “Traffic Safety Checkpoint” for the charge of being in the LAPD’s “workspace”. After our coverage Mr. Saulman was fortunate to receive help from the ACLU, they were instrumental in bringing this matter to a quick and abrupt end or so the LAPD believes.
Mr. Saulman was also able to have an outstanding legal matter centered around his operating a Quadcopter camera platform in a park,

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First Amendment Under Attack in Federal Court

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Originally Posted 15 June 2017

 
 

First Amendment Under Attack in Federal Court

The First Amendment is under attack by the government in federal court. Matt Akins of Citizens For Justice filed a lawsuit against the Columbia Missouri Police Department claiming retaliation for filming police officers and reporting on their activities. Judge Nanette Laughrey of the U.S. Court for the Western District of Missouri granted summary judgment to the City of Columbia and police officers named in Akins’ suit, ruling “Neither the public nor the media has a First Amendment right to videotape, photograph, or make audio recordings of government proceedings that are

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Homestead PD Still Doesn’t Know Photography Is Not A Crime

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Homestead Police Department (HPD), in South Florida, has myriad problems respecting the First Amendment. I went to HPD this week to serve some officers in a civil rights suit, the story was covered earlier. While entering I discovered that HPD still has not learned that photography is not a crime.
I covered HPD officer John Frank, last year, him initially claiming that I could not take his picture. He quickly backed down once I started recording the video below. HPD adopting a policy such as shown in the sign above makes it understandable that some of their officers would fail to realize that photography is not a crime.

However, HPD officers such as Tony

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Two Texas Bounty Hunters Die In Shootout With Suspect Caught On Camera

Monday, June 5th, 2017
He thought he was filming the police, but they turned out to be bounty hunters.
Two bounty hunters lay in wait at a Greenville, Texas car dealership for hours, before drawing weapons to apprehend their quarry, which led to a shootout that left both men, and their suspect dead from gunshot wounds.
The pair of bounty hunters from Corpus Cristi had told the business owner that they were federal agents, before Fidel Garcia Jr. and his partner Gabriel Bernal confronted the suspect in plain view of the Nissan dealership’s employees and customers.
A witness caught the flurry of shots on camera from

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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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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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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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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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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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