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Los Altos man sues Palo Alto police for breaking his arm for resisting arrest - because he was having a seizure

In a lawsuit against Palo Alto and Santa Clara County law enforcement officials filed Monday, July 28, in U.S. District Court, Tyler Harney, who was a passenger in the car that was stopped, recounted his version of events.

Two NH cops fired for excessive force against prisoner

Two police officers who used excessive force against a prisoner in 2009 in Seabrook, NH have been fired. How long it is before they are re-hired by another police department is anyone's guess.

Police offered no medical help to unresponsive Staten Island dad Eric Garner; cop who used chokehold is stripped of shield, gun

A new clip posted Saturday shows an apparently lifeless Garner, with his head drooping to the side, surrounded by at least eight cops who just stand around or empty his pockets. NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, caught on another video putting Garner in a chokehold, was assigned to work desk duty.

Target security officer fired after reporting a cop for shoplifting

Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years working for Target in loss prevention, roaming the stores and scanning the surveillance cameras. In an episode at the Leesburg Target store in May that he said was typical, a man was allegedly captured twice on video shoplifting, and Northington responded as he said he always did: He called the Leesburg police, made a report and provided them the videos of the two incidents.

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth About the American Police State

It’s vogue, trendy and appropriate to look to dystopian literature as a harbinger of what we’re experiencing at the hands of the government. Certainly, George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm have much to say about government tyranny, corruption, and control, as does Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report. Yet there are also older, simpler, more timeless stories—folk tales and fairy tales—that speak just as powerfully to the follies and foibles in our nature as citizens and rulers alike that give rise to tyrants and dictatorships.

Police: Officer who killed family had raped wife

A Utah police officer who killed his wife, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself received text messages from his wife just hours earlier threatening to leave him and take their kids and confronting him for raping her, new documents show.

Boy, 16, among five people shot by Chicago police over 36 hours

Chicago police shot and killed a 16-year-old boy as he hid under a car in the Gresham neighborhood, one of five people shot by officers in the city over 36 hours, according to authorities.

California Highway Patrol Beats Barefoot Bag Lady

A barefoot woman described as harmless was subdued and pummeled by a California Highway Patrol officer in an incident captured on video.

The U.S. Supreme Court Is Marching in Lockstep with the Police State

Whether it’s police officers breaking through people’s front doors and shooting them dead in their homes or strip searching innocent motorists on the side of the road, these instances of abuse are continually validated by a judicial system that kowtows to virtually every police demand, no matter how unjust, no matter how in opposition to the Constitution.

How Obama administration arms police to the teeth with battlefield weapons

The Pentagon has an awful lot of leftovers, but luckily for law enforcement agencies across the United States they aren’t going to waste.

Prison guards tortured a mentally ill man until his skin “shriveled from his body” and he died

“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.

Investigation launched after County Jail forcefully stripped woman, left her naked and pepper sprayed her

In the video that Gentry's attorney provided, it shows her in custody at the Floyd County jail. There is no audio but it appears she said something to authorities and tries to get up. That's when deputies try and subdue her.

Houston stadium security detains soccer fan for waving Palestinian flag as ‘racial slur’

Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.

Istanbul - Thousands protest at funeral of victim of suspected police shooting

Fighting has continued overnight in Istanbul, after two men were killed when police tried to stop protests.The government has accused the demonstrators of provocation and the city's top official has called for calm.

Thousands protests at Istanbul funeral

Woman brutally beaten in jail for asking cops for a tampon

Audra West says corrections deputy invited others to take part in alleged beating.

Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Have the Police Become a Law Unto Themselves?

In the absence of any credible scenarios that would hold the police accountable to abiding by the rule of law—our U.S. Constitution—and respecting the citizenry’s right to be treated with respect and dignity, the police have become a law unto themselves.

New footage of cops murdering a veteran during a 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.

EXCLUSIVE: New footage of Imperial Cops Murdering a Veteran Over Traffic Stop

Police halt couple from feeding homeless in Daytona Beach park

A husband and wife who've been feeding the homeless and other needy people in a city park for a year are no longer allowed there after police cited them for illegally feeding a crowd.

Co-owner of Portland restaurant tells 911 not to send police

"We don't allow police in here so we can totally accommodate the fire department and other emergency personnel,” Langley told a 911 dispatcher, “Not police, though."

Environmental charity calls in police after grandad tidies up brambles on footpath

Pensioner Jim Higgins decided to cleared from a footpath near his garden. He also installed a seat for walkers, replacing a dilapidated fence. Charity which owns the path say they have health and safety concerns. Mr Higgins, 65, called in to be questioned by police after a complaint. Pensioner now faces being charged over the theft of the old fence.

SWAT team raids Iowa man suffering from Parkinsons and brutally beat him for no reason

“They repeatedly were swinging to kill me, they repeatedly didn’t let up, I did not resist them, nothing.”

Deputy pries open woman’s mouth after she takes Tylenol

A woman was injured and then charged with resisting arrest after a Summit County sheriff’s deputy pried open her jaw after she took prescription Tylenol.

WA cops beat man to death in front of several witnesses

Officers continued to tase him, and once they had him on the ground an officer used a flashlight to strike Hillstrom several times.

Deputy fired for using excessive force takes deferred retirement

A sheriff's deputy in Knox County, Tennessee has been fired after he was caught on camera allegedly choking a university student Saturday night.

Cop sexually assaults woman then arrests her for questioning it. All in front of a judge.

A KLAS-TV Las Vegas news clip showing a woman named Monica Contreras attending a family court, where family court marshall Ron Fox had previously ushered her into a waiting room for a "drugs search", during which she alleged that Fox sexually assaulted her.

Cop Sexually Assaults Woman Then Arrests Her & Judge Turns Her Back

Family Releases Video of Mentally Ill Man Killed by Fort Bend Officer

A video released Wednesday shows the last few minutes in the life of Michael Blair who died in a hail of gunfire last year from a Fort Bend County sheriff.

Blair, who had previously been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, was threatening to commit suicide and had locked himself in a bathroom.  One of the officers picked the lock and on opening the door noticed that Blair had a knife.  Despite several blows with a stun gun, Blair refused to drop the knife.  He was then shot 11 times, with the shots continuing even after Blair had hit the ground.

Family Releases Video of Mentally Ill Man Killed by Fort Bend Officer

Texas town shaken by officer shooting 93-year-old

Friends say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden still shopped at the grocery store and greeted friends with a jubilant "Hey, baby!" Now they and the mayor of this small Texas town want the police officer who shot and killed her gone.

Autopsy released in wrongful death suit against Huntsville PD

17 Year Old Boy Died in Police Custody, “Sharp Object Shoved Down His Throat”

Lawsuit claims Dearborn Police used excessive force on mentally challenged man

The dash cam video shows Dearborn Police arrest 27-year-old Ali Baydoun back in December at 4 a.m. in the morning.

9-year-old led away in handcuffs by Portland police prompts outrage, push for policy changes

Two uniformed Portland police officers showed up at the home of a 9-year-old girl last May, questioned her on the front porch about a fight at a youth club six days earlier, then handcuffed her as she stood in a blue-and-white bathing suit.

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