Cop Paid $140K to Return to Work After Murdering Man on Video for Illegally Camping

(TFTP) The same police officer who was charged with murder in the execution-style shooting that killed a homeless man in 2014, for illegal camping, has returned to work with a settlement agreement that includes over $140,00. Dominique Perez went from facing second-degree murder charges, to returning to the Albuquerque Police Department with an extra $143,159 […]

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Eyewitnesses Recall Police Shooting American in the Head During London Attacks

(TFTP) An innocent American bystander was reportedly among the victims of a series of attacks in London on Saturday after he was shot in the head—by police. A total of seven people were killed and 48 injured after multiple suspects in a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge, and then went on a stabbing spree […]

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Man Jailed For 180 Days For Refusing To Give Police His iPhone Password

(TFTP) Should Americans face jail time for refusing to surrender their passwords to police, or is the request alone a violation of their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination? According to one judge in Florida, the former is the correct answer. Christopher Wheeler, 41, was sentenced to 180 days in jail by Broward Circuit Court Judge […]

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Veteran Harassed By Police For Paying Parking Ticket With Pennies

  On today’s edition of “The System is Broken,” New Hampshire police called in the SWAT team to deal with a man who was paying a parking ticket in pennies… yes, really. When Billy Spaulding visited City Hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, with a 5-gallon bucket of pennies last week, and attempted to pay the $75 […]

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Black Lives, Blue Lives, All Lives Converge In Dallas Police Shootings

When tragedy occurs, fear tends to run rampant, and it’s our job to keep it from dividing us as a nation. Compassion doesn’t discriminate based on race or occupation. It is possible to mourn for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, while also mourning for the families of five Dallas police officers. The officers who […]

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Five Deputies Disciplined After Video Reveals Inaction During Assault at Trump Rally

Five North Carolina sheriff’s deputies have been disciplined after video footage of their conduct at a Donald Trump campaign rally showed that they ignored one of the attendees who punched a protestor they were escorting out of the rally. John Franklin McGraw, 78, was arrested on March 10 and charged with assault and disorderly conduct […]

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Report: Prosecutors Decline to Charge Police in 96 Percent of Civil Rights Cases

An investigation into the results of civil rights cases in the United States between 1995 and 2015 found that federal prosecutors declined to charge police officers 96 percent of the time. A report from the investigation, which was conducted by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, analyzed 3 million federal records from the Justice Department’s 94 U.S. Attorney […]

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Cellphone Footage Details LaVoy Finicum Traffic Stop, Shooting

Following the Department of Justice’s announcement that Oregon State Troopers were justified in shooting and killing Oregon Protestor LaVoy Finicum on Jan. 26, cellphone video was released, which gave insight into the events leading up to the shooting. The video, which was released by The Oregonian on Tuesday, was taken by Shawna Cox, 59, one […]

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FBI Agents Under Criminal Investigation in LaVoy Finicum Shooting

Federal officials announced Tuesday that while they justified the shooting of LaVoy Finicum when a group of protestors was apprehended in January, FBI agents involved in the encounter are being investigated for firing shots that were not reported. Finicum, 54, was part of a group of protestors occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Burns, […]

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Oregon Standoff: Cliven Bundy Arrested, Occupiers Say They Will Leave Refuge

After the four remaining protesters at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Burns, Oregon, spent Wednesday evening on live stream, while the FBI surrounded the compound, they have reportedly agreed to leave peacefully Thursday morning. The father of two of the group’s leaders, who were taken into FBI custody on Jan. 26, was also arrested […]

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California Police Dept. Using Software to Determine ‘Pre-Crime’ Threat Score

The police department in Fresno, California has begun implementing a new technology that, in addition to looking at arrest reports and property records, uses content from social media postings to calculates an individual’s “threat score.” According to a report from the Washington Post, when Fresno police received a 911 call about a man threatening his […]

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Texas State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland, Indicted for Perjury by Grand Jury

The Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, 28, during a routine traffic stop in July 2015, was indicted for perjury charges by a grand jury on Wednesday, and will be fired by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Trooper Brian Encinia was charged with perjury for lying about his confrontation with Bland when he […]

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Ex-Cop Indicted for Killing Walter Scott Granted Bail, Released from Jail

Michael Slager, the former police officer who was indicted for the murder of Walter Scott during a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina, in April 2015, has been released from jail on a $500,000 bond. Slager, 33, was previously denied bail and was held in solitary confinement at the Charleston County Detention Center after footage […]

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Armed Protesters Occupy Oregon Wildlife Refuge

A group of armed protestors have occupied the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, in support of two ranchers who are supposed to begin prison sentences on Monday for arson charges. Dwight Hammond, 73, served three months and his son Steven Hammond, 46, served one year in prison, after the two were […]

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