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watched cops are good cops

It seems that cops with wearable video cameras are a win/win, for us and for them. University researchers revealed that when the city of Rialto, California, required its cops to wear cameras, the number of complaints filed against officers fell … Continue reading

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how to not get arrested

Good article on how to avoid getting arrested. Interesting points in the intro: “Law enforcement officers now are part of the revenue gathering system,” Carson tells me in a phone interview…. Policing isn’t about keeping streets safe, it’s about statistical success … Continue reading

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US war on journalists and whistleblowers

Journalist’s house raided and items removed. Raid was to search for possession of illegal firearms. Items removed were paperwork concerning story the reporter was working on. “In particular, the files included notes that were used to expose how the Federal … Continue reading

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bad cops

Cop shoots mentally ill man. Cop lies and says it was in self defense. Unfortunately for the cop, the whole thing was caught on camera. The cop shot the guy multiple times from about 20 feet (3 meters) away (my … Continue reading

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nypd arrests someone for possession of candy

This is really stupid. A New York City man arrested this summer for possession of methamphetamine was actually carrying Jolly Rancher candies that cops mistook for a controlled substance, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit. [emphasis added] The man … Continue reading

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more police entrapment

Entrapment for solicitation of sex crimes (statutory rape) with minors. Granted, stings like this do capture actual sexual predators. But they also capture people with no interest in predating anyone. It’s a legitimate law enforcement tactic, but the drive to arrest … Continue reading

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police departments like organized crime syndicates

Florida police entrap non-criminal citizens to commit drug crimes. The non-criminals tricked into this police-led scam then have their life ruined by arrest and potential long-term incarceration. The inducement for police? They get to seize the assets of the “criminals,” … Continue reading

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