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Abuse by Law Enforcement 7. Unwarranted Domestic Spying. Illegal Search and Seizure. Chicago Police Have Been Sabotaging Their Dash Cams. Last month the CPD found that 80 percent of its 850 dash cams do not record audio, and 12 percent don’t record video either.

Chicago Police Have Been Sabotaging Their Dash Cams

Chicago Police stop a car and detain an occupant. (AP Photo) After the notorious video of Laquan McDonald getting shot by Chicago police officers 16 times went viral last November, investigators have been making their way through the other videos of the scene. In doing so, they’ve discovered that three of the dash cams pointed at McDonald that day did not record video, and others had no audio. Now a Chicago Police Department audit reveals that many of the department’s dashboard cameras have been deliberately sabotaged. Last month the CPD found that 80 percent of its 850 dash cams do not record audio, and 12 percent don’t record video either.

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Statistics. Protests. Solutions to Law Enforcement Problems. Climate Change is on my agenda for the G20. FedEx Indicted For Failing To Look Into Its Packages To See If Any Online Pharmacies Were Sending Drugs. Back in March of last year, we were somewhat disturbed by UPS agreeing to forfeit $40 million to the US government for shipping drugs from "illegal internet pharmacies.

FedEx Indicted For Failing To Look Into Its Packages To See If Any Online Pharmacies Were Sending Drugs

" Not that such drugs or pharmacies should be legal (that's a whole different discussion), but it's insane to pin the blame for the shipments on the shipping company, whose sole job is to get packages from point A to point B. In fact, we don't want shipping companies to be liable for what's in packages, because then they have not just the incentive, but the mandate to snoop through all our packages. Apparently, FedEx was unwilling to fall on its sword and cough up a similar amount to the US government, so the DEA and DOJ have announced they've gotten a grand jury to indict the company for delivering drugs associated with internet pharmacies. You can read the full indictment, which tries to spin a variety of stories into evidence that somehow FedEx "knew" what was in those packages. Watch the NYPD Choke a Guy to Death Over Alleged Black Market Cigarettes. Cellphone image via New York Daily NewsEric Garner, 43, said he was just breaking up a fight.

Watch the NYPD Choke a Guy to Death Over Alleged Black Market Cigarettes

New York Police Department officers said he was selling untaxed cigarettes and tried to arrest him. When he refused to cooperate, police jumped on the 400-pound Staten Island man, put him in a chokehold, and forced him to the sidewalk. He complained loudly that he couldn’t breathe as a pack of police kept him held down. Then, according to the police, he went into cardiac arrest and died at Richmond University Medical Center. California's Highway Patrol Stoop to New Low. Pummelling a Possibly Mentally Ill Great-Grandmother. Tabitha Gentry stripped naked, pepper-sprayed and left for hours in Indiana jail. Tabitha Gentry, 31, was arrested at her home in Indiana on March 30 for disorderly conduct after an alleged dispute with her estranged husbandShe was stripped naked by four officers including two men for being 'drunk and belligerent' at Floyd County JailAfter begging for an hour to be given clothes, an officer released pepper spray into the cellMs Gentry is left for an hour in the cell with pepper spray covering her naked body before being allowed to wash it offShe is suing Floyd County Jail along with three others who claim mistreatment By Louise Boyle Published: 08:05 EST, 13 June 2014 | Updated: 13:04 EST, 13 June 2014 A mother-of-four was stripped naked, pepper-sprayed and left in a jail cell for hours after being arrested for a misdemeanor, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday.

Tabitha Gentry stripped naked, pepper-sprayed and left for hours in Indiana jail

Tabitha Gentry, 31, was arrested at her home New Albany, Indiana on March 30 for disorderly conduct and resisting an officer after an alleged dispute with her estranged husband. Another Cop Beats Up a Woman, Rep. Says the Agency ‘Polices Itself’ (Before It's News) Yet another officer has been caught beating up a citizen in the name of “public safety”…blah blah blah blah blah.

Another Cop Beats Up a Woman, Rep. Says the Agency ‘Polices Itself’

Seriously. How many times are articles like this going to get written? Police brutality? Watch this YouTube video. Police incessantly and unmercifully beating a man with batons and shocking him with tasers as he lays supine on a street pavement in Long Beach, Calif., is shocking and repulsive.

Police brutality? Watch this YouTube video

Sundry video versions of this incident, posted on YouTube -- have gone viral. It's the most infamous and nefarious example of police brutality so far this year in the United States - when this violent act was captured in early September of 2013 by digital dice and snake-eyed focus. In the video, a man wearing only a tan pair of short pants is repeatedly bludgeoned by batons and tased by three policemen. Another cop joins in this torture session, wielding a very long, nasty-looking nightstick. Albuquerque activists hold 'people's trial' of police chief over brutality. Activists in Albuquerque have held a march and a “people's trial” of the city's police chief, to protest dozens of fatal police shootings.

Albuquerque activists hold 'people's trial' of police chief over brutality

Hundreds rallied in the New Mexico city on Saturday, some carrying fake tombstones, to denounce what they called a culture of police brutality and official complicity. It was the latest event in a vocal campaign demanding reform of a police department which has recorded 40 shootings, 26 of them fatal, since 2010. Reforms are expected to be announced in coming weeks, following a Department of Justice report in April which detailed a pattern of excessive, unreasonable use of deadly force against residents. Marchers said they needed to continue to pressure local authorities to prevent more officially justified shootings. “They say ‘justified’! The “people's trial” accused police chief Gorden Eden, who took over the department earlier this year, of failing to curb abuses.

El Paso Releases Video of Cop Executing Handcuffed Man — Where’s the Anger? An execution video has become a morbid feature of this week’s news cycle.

El Paso Releases Video of Cop Executing Handcuffed Man — Where’s the Anger?

On screens across the country, click after click, a “graphic” warning gives way to grim curiosity. Viewers see a man whose arms are cuffed behind him. He struggles with officers and squirms on the floor. Introducing Amnesty's New Global Campaign Against Torture. Darrell Cannon was tortured by three Chicago Police Department detectives at a remote site on Chicago’s South Side.

Introducing Amnesty's New Global Campaign Against Torture

Over course of a day, they pressed a cattle prod to his testicles and put it into his mouth. The officers attempted to lift him off the ground by handcuffs secured behind his back, contorting his upper body. When Drug Warriors Burn a Baby, Who's the Terrorist? WSB-TVHabersham County, Georgia, Sheriff Joey Terrell feels bad that his deputies horribly burned a toddler by tossing a "distraction device" (a.k.a. a "flash bang" grenade) into the playpen where he was sleeping during a drug raid on Wednesday morning.

When Drug Warriors Burn a Baby, Who's the Terrorist?

"The baby didn't deserve this," Terrell concedes in an interview with AccessNorthGa.com. "The family didn't deserve this. This family was displaced from another home down here and apparently just moved in. " If his deputies had known there were children in the home, he says, they would not have used the grenade. But given what they knew, Terrell insists, they acted appropriately: We keep asking ourselves, "How did this happen?

" Behind bars, a brutal and unexplained death. By Julie K. Brown The Miami Herald The purported details of Darren Rainey’s last hour are difficult to read. “I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again,’’ he screamed over and over, according to a grievance complaint from a fellow inmate, as Rainey was allegedly locked in a shower with the scalding water turned on full blast. A 50-year-old mentally ill inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution, Rainey was pulled into the locked shower by prison guards as punishment after defecating in his cell and refusing to clean it up, said the fellow inmate, who worked as an orderly. Local Family Wants Answers after Teenager Killed by Officers - KMIR News. Video Shows Cops Murdering a Veteran Over Traffic Stop. Tommy Yancy, 32, father of two, was savagely beaten to death by five law enforcement officers during a routine traffic stop near the city of Imperial last Sunday, on Mother's Day. Yancy, a veteran who suffered from PTSD, served in Afghanistan and Iraq in the 259th Field Service Unit following the 9/11 attacks.

Yancy was stopped on his way to the store after a highway patrol officer spotted a missing front license plate on his vehicle. He was subsequently pulled from his car and attacked by a police K-9 unit, hit by a taser, and attacked by five officers until he succumbed to the beating and died. A witnessed, who filmed the incident, can be heard screaming on the recording: "How long before you guys call an ambulance? Witness Screams At Cops: ‘Why the F*** Did You Guys Shoot Him?’ (Video And Pictures) Not Safe For Work Viewing. (Before It's News) A video captured by a California teenager shows the fatal police shooting of a suspect Tuesday as well as the raw reaction by the girl who filmed the confrontation.? “Why the f*** did you guys shoot him?” Yoanna Prieto, 19, screamed at officers in the video. “F***ing idiots! You guys are f***ing idiots!” The officers were first called to the scene after a woman reported the unidentified man exposed himself.

Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Have the Police Become a Law Unto Themselves? "Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Family Releases Video Of Mentally Ill Man Being Shot 11 Times By Sheriff GRAPHIC!! (Before It's News) by Guerilla Girl Alexis The Pete Santilli Show & The Guerilla Media Network (Houston, Texas) On May 7th 2014- The family of a mentally ill man released shocking video of two Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputies tasering and then firing 11 shots at the man, killing him. The incident occurred on the evening of Nov. 4, 2013, at the home of Michael Blair. Blair, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was threading to commit suicide and had locked himself in the bathroom.

The Sheriff’s when they arrived, asked Blair to come out of the bathroom and talk to them. ‘You’ll Die in a Car Accident’: FBI’s Threat to Man Who Did Not Want to Be An ‘Informant’ New questions in FBI Boston bombing witness killing: Agent Who Killed Tsarnaev Pal at Grilling had Brutal, Corrupt Past. Statement from Cecily McMillan's Support Committee on Today's Verdict.

[NEW YORK, NY] At 2pm EST Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan was convicted and immediately remanded into custody by Judge Zweibel of the New York Superior Court, a sentencing hearing is tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2014. The following is the official statement form Cecily McMillan’s support committee » Woman Sexually Assaulted by NYPD Convicted of Felony Assault. If you have not been following the story of Cecily McMillan, you might suspect the above headline to be either exaggerated or tasteless satire. Tragically, it is neither. TN Sheriff's Deputy who smiled while choking student unconscious is fired... Sheriff's Deputy Frank Phillips,47,who was recorded choking a college student into unconsciousness, and then hitting him around his head, while several other officers were cuffing him, has been fired...Police had stated the student was resisting arrest, but the video, taken be a local freelance photographer/journalist shows he was not resisting at all and that the Deputy had a grin on his face as he deliberately applied a choke that cut off blood to the student's brain, a potentially VERY dangerous and sometimes fatal means of assault...

Cop T-Bones Passing Car, Driver Charged With DUI After Being Honest. New World Order Police Recruiting Video For Arkansas (Shocking Videos) The Crime of Peaceful Protest. Cross-posted from Truthdig Cecily McMillan assaulted by police at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan in March 2012 to mark the six-month anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street. Conversation with a Police Chief. WATCH: 78-Year-Old Calls Ambulance For His Wife, Gets Savagely Beaten By Police. Arkansas ex-cop killed while trying to set anti-corruption blogger’s hot dog cart on fire. By David FergusonSaturday, April 19, 2014 11:39 EDT. Why American Police Incite Riots. Pennsylvania Teen Convicted Of A Crime For Recording Bullies At School. Rare 'Perry Mason' moment in court wins dismissal for defendant, desk duty for 5 police officers. How Lending A Friend Your Car, Then Going to Bed Can Land You a Life Prison Sentence.

The Pretense of Protection; Bad Cops and Prosecutors. Albuquerque Police Just a Tad Too Abusive for the Department of Justice’s Liking - Reason 24/7. Autopsy Shows Cops Shot Miriam Carey Five Times From Behind. Cop Pulls Gun On Fifth Graders. Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan Is On Trial. The Militarized U.S. Police, by the Numbers (w/Infographic) Homeless man shot to death by police after being caught illegally camping. Helmet Cam Footage Shows Cops Murder a Man for “Illegally Camping” The Entrapment of Jesse Snodgrass: How an Autistic Teen Got Targeted By an Undercover Cop. Here's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose. Watching your husband die at the hands of police (Warning: graphic video) Is That a Gun in Your Hand or Are You Just Trying to Change the Channel? 'You all need to leave': SWAT uses Fla. woman's home without permission. Arizona Cops Execute Unarmed Man That Had His Hands In The Air. Officer cleared after going to wrong address, shooting innocent grandpa in his garage.

Officer Cleared In Wrongful Shooting Death Of Innocent Grandfather In His Garage. Contradicting Cops' Claim Man Was 'Reaching Into His Vehicle' For Gun, Video Shows AZ Cop Shot And Killed Man With Back Turned And Hands Up. New Mexico Police Fatal Shooting of Woman After Car Chase Over “Perceived Moving Violation” That Local Cops Wouldn’t Join Ruled Justified. FBI Admits It's Not Really About Law Enforcement Any More; Ignores Lots Of Crimes To Focus On Creating Fake Terror Plots. Family Calls Cops To Help Schizophrenic Son With Screwdriver, Police Kill Him (Video) How To Assert Your Rights When You Encounter The Police. Arrest Leads to Loss of Woman's Arm. Mounting evidence drug- and bomb-sniffing dogs just props to justify illegal searches and seizures.

Police in Thailand Lay Down Weapons and Join with Protestors. Boston: Death Sentence for Looking out Window? 7 Cops Watch Man Die Then In Frenzied Craze Beat Dead Body (Graphic Video) Victim's House Burned Down After She Accuses Football Star Of Rape. Miriam Carey is dead, and you could be next. America, we worry about you. 12 Ways the FBI Has Radically Expanded and Abused Its Powers Since 9/11. Philly Transit Police Chief Surprised Witnesses did not call 911 to Report Cop getting Beat up. Cop Caught on Camera Terrorizing Family in Bizarre Video. How Your Twitter Account Could Land You in Jail. Justice For Ethan: Governor Martin O'Malley, We need an independent investigation and training for police.

NYPD assaults judge trying to protect handcuffed homeless man from beating, judge sues. Police Destroy Organic Farm in Massive SWAT Team Raid. Protesters Storm Anaheim Police Station After Lethal Police-Related Shooting. Calif. Police Respond to Woman’s 911 Call…And Then Accidentally Shoot Her. Family: Hostage didn't have to die. TREASON: Obama Now Allowing Russian Forces to Provide 'Security' At US Events on American Soil. UPDATE: Includes the 2016 Presidential Inauguration! Hawthorne, CA Police Arrest Man For Filming Raid, Shoot His Dog In Front Of Him (Video) Joyously Profane. Newly released video allegedly shows fight between intoxicated man and law enforcement. Cops Beat "Possibly Intoxicated" Man to Death in Bakersfield; Citizen Camera Evidence Seized. One For Ten - innocent on death row by Megan Garner. US Air Force Veteran, Finally Allowed To Fly Into US, Is Now Banned From Flying Back Home.

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