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North Huntington, PA police employees steal property from teenagers

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Nick Vitori shared the overview below, whichi details the theft of property done by some wearing North Huntingdon police badges.

Date of Incident: 10/23/2014
Outfit: North Huntingdon Police Department
Phone: (724) 863-8800

The North Huntingdon Police department located in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania illegally seized cell phones of 11 or more students. The police department is not commenting too much on how or why the cell phones were confiscated but have said they had no warrant. This is clearly a unreasonable search and seizure and against there constitutional rights!

Editors Note: What would it be called if you and some friends stolen the cell phones from a group of teenagers? Just because those who took the property wore badges does not grant their actions any extra leeway. Theft is theft.

This happens way to much in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and needs to stop. The people must know that these kids rights were not upheld – causing me to think if and when the police could do this too me.

I’ve talked to some legal experts and they have given me the run around trying to defend this clear violation of the constitution. This needs to end one way or another I hope you can help!

As reported by Herald Hayes at Pittsburgh.CBSLocal.com:

A spokesman for the Norwin School District issued only this statement:

Norwin School District cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing police investigation. Those questions now fall under the jurisdiction of the North Huntingdon Police Department.

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Police are acting like an occupying army in northeast Pennsylvania. It isn’t working

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The content below was written by Scott McPherson and originally posted to Patch.com.

Eric Frein Slips Through Police Fingers: Police are acting like an occupying army in northeast Pennsylvania. It isn’t working

by Scott McPherson

According to Pennsylvania State Police, six weeks ago Eric Frein ambushed two state troopers outside a Pike County police barracks, killing one officer and severely wounding another. Frein is then said to have fled into the surrounding woods, putting to use his self-taught “survivalist” training to escape capture.

State Police responded immediately, massing hundreds of officers into a 5-square mile radius, employing armored vehicles, night vision equipment, and even local hunters in an attempt to capture the alleged gunman, believed to be hiding in the dense woodlands of the Poconos Mountains.

No expense has been spared in this search. The manhunt has become so expensive – now running into the “millions of dollars” – that lawmakers in the state are becoming a little uneasy.

Nor have area residents been spared. Those at home when the manhunt began were put on “lock down,” while others have been blocked from returning to their homes. Many have expressed understandable frustration over the way they’ve been treated.

“They walk through the house, they walk through the property, checked out the basement,” said Kent Van Horn.

Schools have been closed, police officers line the roads and man numerous roadblocks, and generally act as an occupying army in the area. Even Halloween events have been put on hold.

“We will find you,” was the message from Lt. Col. George Bivens, on September 26.

But six weeks into the search, police still don’t have their man.

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A report on the case Saturday from Fox News has revealed an interesting new development. A woman claims to have spotted Frein “with his face caked in mud and carrying a rifle” near his old high school in the town of Swiftwater. Police say it is a credible sighting. “Based on the sighting, Bivens said it appears Frein has moved about six miles south. He said the search area is being expanded…”

Which means that despite all police efforts, Frein slipped through their cordon.

The search for Eric Frein – and the behavior of law enforcement officials – is reminiscent of events in Boston last year, when two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring over 260 others. After that incident, the entire city was put under virtual martial law, with thousands of police officers and numerous armored vehicles roaming the streets in a massive search for the suspects, pointing assault weapons at city residents, ordering them into their homes, closing businesses, and shutting down the public transportation system.

Only after the lock down was rescinded – and police left the area — was suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spotted by a private citizen, who immediately alerted authorities to his whereabouts.

There may be a lesson in this for Pennsylvania authorities. Massing a small army to search for one man, even a dangerous criminal, may not be as effective a measure as backing off and letting the public’s eyes and ears do your work for you.

While acting like thugs and treating the local population like pawns, to be ordered about and cower in compliance, must be somewhat gratifying to people who make their living lording it over others, and who are no doubt frustrated and afraid that a member of the civilian population has targeted them for attack, it doesn’t appear to be the most efficacious approach.

This would certainly never be the reaction to the murder of a mere mundane, which happens far, far more often in this country than attacks on police.

The vast majority of crimes are solved not by the police response, but by tips from the public.

Millions of dollars, hundreds of officers, roadblocks, lock downs, and police-state tactics turned up nothing for six weeks. Eric Frein has made a mockery of law enforcement efforts to apprehend him. But just as in Boston, one alert citizen changed the game.

Maybe the police should stop behaving like soldiers in a war zone. People are growing increasingly tired of that.

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John Walters, Butler (PA) Police Employee, Chooses Aggression Over Transparency

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

David J. Stewart shared this content via CopBlock.org/Submit, which documents a “public servant” so opposed to transparency, that he steals the property and issues a ransom to one of his “customers.”

Date of Interaction: July 29, 2014
Individual Responsible: John Walters
Outfit: Butler (PA) Police Department
Website: http://cityofbutler.org/departments/public-safety/police-department
Phone: (724) 287-7743

REASON FOR RECORDING:

At the recording date of this video (07/29/2014): it had been 41-days since I quit Mickey’s Original Pizza and Hoagies, and HAD NOT received ANY form of payment for the 3 weeks that I worked there (which is why I was recording, I wanted to catch the thief admit to his crime)

Editors Note: On the Butler Police Outfit website it states that its employees are “dedicated to serving the community” – did John Walters actions align with that stated goal?

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Philly Cop Files Brutality Suit Against Police Department

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The content below was shared by Max McDuh via CopBlock.org/Submit. It documents a not too unusual situation (unfortunately) – people wearing police badges assaulting another – with a twist – the person wronged was a colleague. That person – Brandon Ruff, is now suing.

Outfit: Philadelphia Police Department
Phone: (215) 686-3280

Philly cop Brandon Ruff claims his friend bought three firearms from neighbors “in a proactive attempt to stop violence.” Cop attempted to turn in the guns at a different precinct than where he is assigned. Was treated as though he were being investigated, then roughed up, then held for 6 hours. He suffered two sprained wrists and two sprained shoulders.

And has now filed a suit in federal court.

From the post Philly cop files brutality suit against police department by Sam Wood at Philly.com:

Ruff claims he was roughed up by seven officers from the 35th District when he attempted to anonymously turn in three handguns at the precinct. Ruff, who says he suffered two sprained wrists and two sprained shoulders in the fracas, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

Ruff, an eight-year veteran assigned to the 16th precinct, said the acts of the 35th District officers “were committed willfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally, outrageously, deliberately and/or by conduct so egregious as to shock the conscience.”

In his suit, Ruff said a friend asked him to turn in three firearms the friend had bought from neighbors “in a proactive attempt to stop violence.”

Ruff, who was off duty, checked to make sure the guns were unloaded and then drove to the 35th District station at Broad Street and Champlost Avenue. When he arrived at the precinct, he told an officer he wanted to turn in some firearms. The officer asked who owned the guns. Ruff – who refused to identify the owner — said he was turning them in under a “no-questions-asked” policy and asked to speak to a supervisor, the suit states.

But according to a police spokesman, a “no-questions-asked” policy does not exist outside of periodic gun-amnesty programs.

“Can you drop them off like a baby? Typically, no,” said Lt. John Stanford, a department spokesman. “That’s only done when we do buybacks.”

After a supervisor failed to appear, another officer demanded to see Ruff’s identification. He told her that he didn’t have a state ID on him but had his work ID instead. Ruff asked to make a phone call outside the building. As he walked out, someone shouted, “There he is,” the suit states. Another officer came up behind Ruff and twisted his right hand behind his back. More than five officers ran to the scene. At that point, Ruff used a code number to identify himself as a fellow officer and said that his ID was in his pocket, according to the suit.

Two of those police officers held Tasers to his chest and rib cage and threatened to activate them. One of the officers spotted a weapon holstered to Ruff’s hip and demanded, “Why the hell would you come into a police station with a gun on your hip? Where is your permit to carry?” Ruff responded that his police officer ID was his permit to carry, according to the suit.

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Entropy / CopBlock Official Affiliation

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Hello CopBlock Community,

I currently am in a band called Entropy out of the Philadelphia, PA suburbs.

Our goal, as a whole, is to the best of our ability convey just about the same messages you see coming from this here organization. We too believe that the nation’s largest gang (aka – the police force) needs a reality check; for badges do NOT grant extra rights. We too believe that police brutality needs to come to a halt – and fast. We too believe that this nation needs to stand up for itself and it’s rights. We believe in a wave of change coming over this nation, or WORLD, as a whole. Our only difference from CopBlock is that we are not just pushing on the militarized-police front. We are pushing for total change.


This world is long due for a revolution, or as Pete from CopBlock corrected me, an EVOLUTION. We need to move forward as a society; as a unit. We need an evolution in the way that people think – this world has so much more potential than most would ever imagine.

The society we live in now is overdue for drastic updating… and there are a vast amount of groups like us that are doing what we can to try and make it better. What I am hoping through this is that all of us free-thinkers can come together as a whole. There is power in numbers and we would all be beneficial to one another in all sorts of ways as an affiliated unit. THAT is how you start a movement; we all come together. Then people take notice, see the facts, and before you know it they are part of the movement as well.

So far in our affiliation we have done as much as possible to get the word out. CopBlock was nice enough to send us a whole load of gear free of charge that we are going to spread with us at every show. We’ll be wearing CB shirts on stage occasionally, putting up their promo stuff with our merch, and spreading the word by mouth. Check out the twitter screenshot I took, in which you can see some of the gear we received.

entropy-band-copblockThrough this same post – German author, Annmarie Zeal, discovered CopBlock and the entire movement itself. She tweeted us saying that she is using it all as research for her upcoming novel. Pretty cool, huh? You can check her out here if you like: http://aziehl.com

We tour & play shows throughout the East Coast USA; however mostly in the North East. I would love to meet any and all of you so please feel free to come out to a show and say what’s up, or to simply get in contact with us at entropypa@gmail.com.

Everything about us, including our contact info, music, and upcoming shows can all be found on our website at the link below. Feel free to reach out through email, Facebook, Twitter, or anything else you can think of. Like I said, we would love to meet all of you – virtual or physical.

Welcome to The Evolution,

– Kyle Fisher

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NEW GROUPS!! Denmark, AL, AR, CA, IL, MI, MT, PA, and WA

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The groups below are now included on the page CopBlock.org/Groups, as well as the map embedded on that page, to make it easier for individuals in their respective communities to connect and collaborate with those around them to affect a positive change.

The purpose of this post is much the same – to make more people aware of those proactive efforts taken, and to empower you to speak and act, not according to the fear and division peddled by those who want to rule your life, but according to your conscience, so that you will govern yourself.

This growing network is a game-changer to help create a reality free from the institutionalized violence of the police apparatus and live amongst others who, like each of us, are responsible for our actions, no matter the attire worn.

DENMARK

Cop Block Denmark

Facebook / copblockdenmark@gmail.com

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ALABAMA

Hoover Cop Block

Facebook / hoovercopblock@gmail.com

I just recently started and copblock organization in Hoover, AL. I started this to bring awareness to the corruption in the police force of the wealthy Hoover Police Department. Hoover Police Department is responsible for the clip that is circulating around the internet where a black male suspect is fleeing from the police in a white minivan. Once he enters the oncoming ramp for the interstate he looses control and his car begins…he was projected from the car. The Hoover police then proceed to beat the unconscious suspect. One cop notices that his car is still recording and rushes to turn it off. Well that what you see on camera. I live at ground zero. These cops beat people weekly. Men women and children. I am on a mission to capture the corruption on video and report it to the entire world. I spent a very long time getting my press credentials in order to lawfully be able to cover stories about the unjust ways they operate. I just want to bring awareness to those who don’t know what goes on in the darkness. There has been so much I have seen in my few years of living in this and surrounding areas.

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Southeast Alabama Cop Block

Facebook / website / sebamacopblock@yahoo.com

SouthEast Alabama Cop Block is a part of the decentralized Cop Block project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goal of police accountability. We highlight the double standard that some grant to those with badges by pointing to and supporting those harmed. By documenting police actions whether they are illegal, immoral or just a waste of time and resources then putting direct pressure on the individuals responsible (ideally while recording and then later sharing), we can work together to bring about transparency and have a real impact

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ARKANSAS

Arkansas Cop Block

Facebook / arcopblock@sbcglobal.net

Reporting Police and Government corruption. Revenue Schemes, Speed traps and Misconduct.

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CALIFORNIA

Cop Block Fresno, CA

Facebook / Ustream

Active group of cop watchers in Fresno, CA filming police to identify killer cops, expose corruption, and create a public record.

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High Desert Cop Block

Facebook / highdesertcopblock@gmail.com

I started a facebook page because there was no group for the high desert California. I want to start a community of cop blockers in my home town that keep the police in check. If you live in the High Desert please like and share. Once we take off I want to start going out and cop blocking with like minded individuals.

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Stockton Cop Block

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Copwatching and exposing corruption within Stockton, Ca and surrounding areas.  Badges DON’T grant extra rights.

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ILLINOIS

Cop Watch Central Illinois

Facebook / Twitter / Youtube / copwatchSPI@gmail.com

This page has been started to represent the central Illinois (Springfield/Capitol area. My name is Jack Langiano, and I am the founder of this chapter. I am looking forward to working with all of the fine people involved with the Cop Block movement. Thank you for your support!

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MICHIGAN

Jackson Cop Block

Facebook / website / Twitter / Youtube / jacksoncopblock@gmail.com

I’m a Father,Husband,Pilot,Mountaineer,Hiker,Skydiver,Skier,Patriot, and because of the tryanny that has made its way into my town, now I’m a cop blocker. What is cop blocking you ask? This is one way to describe it, Cop Block is a decentralized project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goal of police accountability.We highlight the double standard that some grant to those with badges by pointing to and supporting those harmed.

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MONTANA

Montana Cop Block

Facebook / website / Twitter / MontanaCopBlock@gmail.com

Montana Cop Watch is a community of volunteers committed to observing the police in order to ensure the safety, eye-witness testimony or video…

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PENNSYLVANIA

Cop Block Venango County

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To exploit bad cops and help put an end to revenue generating.

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WASHINGTON

Lewis County Cop Block

Facebook / lewiscountycopblock@gmail.com

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Tacoma Cop Block

Facebook / Youtube / tacomawacopblock@gmail.com

Tacoma Pierce County area Cop Block, using video cameras to uphold police accountability and try to end unnecessary police violence.

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*While most of the groups above are relatively new (i.e. Cop Watch Central Illinois), a few have been in existence for months or years, and only came onto my radar recently (i.e. Arkansas Cop Block), or were known, but just not added in a timely fashion (i.e. Jackson Cop Block).

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Norman Howard, Redstone Township Police Employee, Arrested For Domestic

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Matthew Murphy shared the content below via CopBlock.org/Submit to make clear the repeated violence exhibited by Redstone Township Police employee Norman Howard, toward his partner.

Incident Date: 09/01/2014
Individual Responsible: Norman Howard
Outfit: Redstone Township Police Department
Phone: (724) 246-0758 (given online, but goes to fax number…)

Redstone Township police officer arrested after domestic dispute in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Charges dismissed last time Officer Norman Howard did this to another girlfriend. This is the second time this Officer has done this to one of his girlfriends. The first time he nearly killed her. However, the charges of course were dismissed and not picked up by the Commonwealth.

If this was anyone else the Commonwealth would have pursued the charges the first time, and this Officer wouldn’t have been able to do this again.

From the write-up Redstone Township police officer arrested after domestic dispute in Fayette County by Ashlie Hardway:

State police said they were called about 4:15 a.m. to a home on Wards Road, where they found 25-year-old Amanda Orris with a broken front tooth and a bite mark on her shoulder…

This is the second time Howard was charged with a physical fight involving a girlfriend. In 2010, state police charged him with simple assault and harassment, but charges were dismissed at the preliminary hearing.

Editors Note: A call was made to the number given for the Redstone Township Police Department to inquire if Howard is still employed, but it went to a fax machine. If anyone has a better number or any updates, please leave them as a comment.

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Police State Monday: School Police Get Grenade Launcher, Cops Beat Terminally Ill Man In Front Of His Children, And MORE

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Every Monday, the Angel Clark Show is dedicated to highlighting police abuses.

Today Angel discussed:

 

Cops Fatally Shoot Man Carrying A Sword, But They Won’t Say Why

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Police shot and killed a man Wednesday morning who was carrying a samurai sword, but they’re not offering many details about what happened.

 

Cops Claim Man With Fake Sword Attacked Them, So They Killed Him — Autopsy Shows Cops Shot Him In The Back

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Darrien Hunt, 22, was gunned down by Utah’s Saratoga Springs Police on Wednesday for allegedly lunging at police officers with a sword. Problem is, the sword was a toy, witnesses accounts entirely contradict the official story, and a new independent autopsy conducted at the request of the family has shown that all bullets entered him from behind.

 

17-Yr-Old In Critical Condition After Cops Taze Him Because His Window Broke

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Family and friends are questioning the use of force by Independence police after a struggle with an officer sent a 17-year-old to the hospital. The officer used a stun gun on the teenager who is now in critical condition.

 

Dozens of Indiana residents arrested for harvesting ginseng plants too early

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A number of Hoosiers are facing charges and potential jail-time for merely possessing ginseng plants without government permission.

 

 

Police Sergeant Arrested For Trafficking Oxycodone Stolen From Evidence Locker

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Police Sgt. William Grimmich of Sebastian, Florida was recently arrested for stealing oxycodone from an evidence room at the department and selling it back onto the street.  The 45-year-old police officer was a 25-year veteran of the department, and is currently being held in jail waiting to post a $150,000 bail.

 

The Angel Clark Show talked with Lyn Ulbricht, mother of the alleged founder of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht. Ross is accused of being Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR), and is currently sitting in a cage, awaiting trial. Hear what his mother had to say about the Government’s charges here:

 

Cop Told Accused Sex Offenders A New State Law Meant He Had To Take Their Pictures Nude

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A police officer in Wise County, Texas was arrested this week after it was discovered that he tricked accused sex offenders into stripping naked and posing for pictures while they were in police custody.

 

Cop Caught Threatening Woman Filming Rough Arrest Of Terminally Ill Man

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Police in West Virginia were caught on video violently arresting a terminally ill man they believed to be drunkenly abusing his children.

 

School Cops Received Military Rifles, Grenade Launchers, Armored Vehicles

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School police in several California public school districts are ready for anything — including, apparently, a small invasion.

 

FBI Facial Recognition System Is Now Fully Operational

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According to MyFoxNY, the Federal Bureau of Investigation just launched its Next Generation Identification program, which is made up of two databases called Rap Back and Interstate Photo System. The Interstate Photo System facial recognition service, according to a press release by the FBI, “will provide the nation’s law enforcement community with an investigative tool that provides an image-searching capability of photographs associated with criminal identities.” Rap Back delivers criminal record status updates on individual suspects of interest who might have found themselves on the wrong side of the law in other jurisdictions. The above-embedded animated video by NMA News Direct breaks down some of the details of the program.

 

Six Prison Officers Jailed And Fired For Setting Up Inmate Beating, Lying About It

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A corrections officer lied when he said an inmate spit in his face to justify a brutal beating last month at a Florida prison, investigators said.

 

Cop Won’t Be Charged Despite Video Proving She Lied About Seeing Illegal Strip Searches

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Six Milwaukee police officers who were being investigated for obstructing an inquiry into illegal cavity searches will not be facing charges.

 

Cops Often Drop Rape Cases Unless Victims Tell Them To Investigate

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Prosecutors in Florida routinely drop their examination of rape claims unless the alleged victim explicitly agrees to an investigation.

 

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained By Cops Because They Assumed She Was A Hooker

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An African-American actress and her white boyfriend have accused two Studio City policemen of detaining her after watching her make out with him, believing she was a prostitute with a client.

Witnesses: ‘Django Unchained’ Actress And Boyfriend Having Sex In Car Before Police Arrived

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In police audio provided to TMZ, actress Danièle Watts, who was detained over the weekend by Los Angeles police officers on suspicion of being a prostitute, can be heard refusing to provide police with identification after officers were called by a witnesses in a nearby office stating the actress and her boyfriend were having sex in a car on the street.

 

Chicago Bans Smoking And Vaping In Almost 600 Parks — Because That’s Going To Fix The Problems Of The City

Chicagoans won’t be able to light a cigarette, or use a vaporizer at the city’s 580 parks under a ban approved Wednesday by the Chicago Park District.

 

Cop Won’t Be Charged After Killing Police K-9, Left In Hot Patrol Car Overnight

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A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy won’t be charged after leaving his K-9 partner overnight in a patrol car, where the dog died.

 

Watch Warrantless Police Raid On Bar: ‘If You’re Clean, You Get To Go Out The Front Door’

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Police raided a Louisville bar Tuesday night, and a video posted on YouTube shows police searching patrons and employees before allowing them to leave.

 

Teen May Get 2 Years For Pic Of Fake Oral Sex With Jesus (PHOTO)

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Will this boy get punished for coming to Jesus? A Pennsylvania teen may face up to two years behind bars for allegedly taking a photo of himself simulating oral sex with a statue of Jesus, Kron 4 reports.

 

Tested After 14 Years, Rape Kit Incriminates Ex-Cop Who Now Works At Kids Home

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A former Memphis police officer has been charged with raping a crime victim 14 years after the assault occurred.

 

Detective, Intimidated For Testifying Against Police, Resigns

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Baltimore City Detective Joe Crystal has chosen to leave the police force after being intimidated by fellow officers and ignored by the police commissioner.

 

Cop Won’t Be Charged In Videotaped Beating Of Girlfriend

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A Honolulu police officer with a history of domestic violence won’t be charged in a videotaped apparent assault on his girlfriend.

 

Man Who Called 911 In Ohio Walmart Shooting Changes His Story After Viewing Video That Contradicts Him

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Some questions have emerged about the witness account that led to the fatal shooting of a man carrying a toy gun inside a Walmart store in Ohio.

 

 

Ignorance Of The Law: Vice Principal Illegally Arrested For Bringing Permitted Gun To School

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A California school administrator who was arrested last month after bringing a gun to school has sued the city of Bakersfield and its police department.

 

Pentagon Official Doesn’t Know Why Local Police Need The Bayonets Feds Gave Them

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The Defense Department official who oversees the program that has sent billions of dollars’ worth of military-style equipment to local police over the past several years couldn’t come up with a reason that cops on the streets need bayonets during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

 

Marine Says Ferguson Police Dressed Like ‘They Were Fighting The Battle Of The Century’

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In the days following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement used weapons usually seen in wartime, like smoke bombs, rubber bullets and stun grenades, against protesters.

 

Outrage and Calls for Change Follow Ferguson Officials Into Council Meeting

The first Ferguson City Council meeting since the police killing of Michael Brown one month ago erupted on Tuesday into an outpouring of grievances — accusations of racism, police harassment and government incompetence — as hundreds of residents made angry appeals for change.

 

Two innocent men spend 30 years in prison for murder they didn’t commit

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Following three decades in prison, two brothers — one being North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate — have been exonerated of a murder conviction using DNA evidence.

 

Authorities seize Philadelphia couple’s home following son’s first drug offense

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A couple and their two daughters were booted from their home without warning following their son’s first-time arrest over $40 worth of drugs.   The homeowners were never accused of wrongdoing or charged with a crime.

 

 

Cops Beat & Kidnap 12-yo Girl in Front of her Home, Claiming She was a Prostitute
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When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.

 

 

Man Tries to Inform Cops that his Son is Autistic, So he is Assaulted, Tased, and Arrested
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All charges have been dropped against Roy Sherman, the man who was tased, arrested and charged with assaulting a deputy, all for trying to inform officers his son was autistic during a routine traffic stop in Marion County.

 

 

Cop Watched as Woman’s Kids Taken at Gunpoint, Ignored Her Cries for Help, Drove Off
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A Dallas police officer is on administrative leave and could actually be fired for ignoring the pleas of a mother whose children were kidnapped at gunpoint.

 

 

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She has appeared on numerous televised news sources. Her writings have been featured in both local and national avenues. She has been interviewed by numerous talk show hosts over the years. She has been a guest speaker at rallies and has interviewed hundreds of guest including presidential candidates.

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Monday, September 8th, 2014

This content was shared by Desmond Taylor via CopBlock.org/Submit. Taylor merely sought to film a police presence on his street on September 25, 2013. He found himself kidnapped and caged for fifty days because he sought transparency. His video thoroughly documents the aggressive Hazleton, PA police employees Darryl Ledger and Jason Zola, and the subsequent nepotism and ignoring of facts by “judge” Joseph D. Zola.

Despite his mistreatment Taylor remains undeterred, and concludes his video by informing viewers that it is their right to film police employees. The more we each do, and the more we support each other when wronged, the safer we’ll all be.

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Police State Monday: Comprehensive Ferguson Timeline, Mentally-Ill Woman Shot By Police While Holding Cordless Drill, LAPD Beat Another Man To Death, And MUCH MORE

Monday, August 18th, 2014

 

Every Monday, the Angel Clark Show is dedicated to highlighting police abuses.

Today Angel discussed:

 

 

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Three Teenagers Created An App To Document Police Abuse

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Five-O lets users submit the details of any incident of police abuse and rate the specific officer. The app also has community boards for different counties so that users can communicate and plan responses to any difficulties with local police. The idea is to collect data that users can then bring to community activists, the media, and other forms of law enforcement. That way, it’s not just “he said, she said,” Caleb said. And they’re hoping to illuminate both the negative and the positive interactions users have with police officers. They want the good examples to serve as motivation for officers to do better.

 

This Is How Ridiculously Fast A SWAT Team Can Break Into A Home And Make An Arrest

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A recently released video from a SWAT team member’s helmet cam captures a raid on a home in Evansville, Indiana. In less than 30 seconds, the team broke down a glass door, tossed in lash grenades, and located one resident hiding in the home. She was innocent and they were at the wrong house…

 

Kids Devastated After Officer Shoots Tame Deer In Front Of Them: ‘It Was My Best Friend’

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Residents of a Ohio community said this week that children in the neighborhood were devastated after they witnessed an officer shoot a deer that had become so friendly that it regularly ate out of people’s hands.

 

County Officials Refuse To Pay Medical Bills For Baby Bou Bou, Toddler Burned By SWAT Grenade — Say It’s Illegal To Pay The Bills

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Officials in Georgia’s Habersham County are refusing to pay for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this year. They claim it’s illegal.

 

Cops Gun Down Man Holding Toy Rifle In Walmart

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Police fatally shot a man carrying an air rifle at an Ohio Walmart earlier this week.

 

The Angel Clark Show talked with Lyn Ulbricht, mother of the alleged founder of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht. Ross is accused of being Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR), and is currently sitting in a cage, awaiting trial. Hear what his mother had to say about the Government’s charges here:

 

South Carolina mother arrested for cussing in front of her kids

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A woman was handcuffed and taken to jail when she was accused of using prohibited language in a grocery store.

 

Insane Case Of Mistaken Identity: Woman Arrested, Told She’s Actually Dead, Jailed Anyway

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A 42-year-old St. Louis woman filed a federal civil suit against not only local police, but court personnel for arresting her and putting her in jail even after realizing that the actual person they were looking for was dead.

 

Ferguson Cops Beat Innocent Man, Then Charged Him With Bleeding On Their Uniforms

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The officer-involved shooting death of teenager Michael Brown this week and the subsequent protests across the United States have rekindled interest in another case of alleged excessive force blamed on the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department.

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Yet Another Man, Omar Abrego, Died After Police Beating In Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Police Department officers allegedly beat a man to death little more than a week before their fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, KTLA is reporting. An officer broke his hand during the incident, Cmdr. Andrew Smith, an LAPD spokesman, told the local TV station.

 

For Months, 911 Callers Got Automated Message That Said “Hang Up And Dial 911”

No one suffering from an emergency expects to be greeted by a recording when they dial 911. Yet 911 callers in Caddo County, Oklahoma were unable to reach a human operator for months in 2013. Instead, they were routed to an automated message that “instructed callers to ‘hang up and dial 911′ if their call is an emergency,” the Federal Communications Commission said.

 

Mentally-ill California woman shot by police while holding cordless drill

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A 19-year-old woman was shot in the street during an erratic episode involving a cordless drill.

 

Police Cadet Opens Fire On Ex-Girlfriend’s Family, Is Killed By Her Brother

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A Tennessee police cadet shot and killed another man at his ex-girlfriend’s house before the woman’s brother shot and killed him.

 

Family pet shot in the head by plainclothes cops searching at wrong address

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A family was traumatized when gun-wielding police officers in unmarked cars and out of uniform walked onto their quiet property without a warrant and shot their dog in the head in front of a 5-year-old while looking for a man who did not live there. When the dog lived, Erie County Sheriff’s Office deemed her a “dangerous animal” and authorized deputies to “seize the said dog harbored by the said Megan Shimburski” and to “hold, care for, or dispose of” Lady, pursuant to New York’s Agriculture and Markets Law, Article 7, Section 123. The deputy and an animal control officer took Lady away to the animal warden, leaving her with an uncertain fate.

 

Ex-Police Chief Who Was Demoted After Reporting Cop’s Sex Abuse Photos Can Sue

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A former police chief who reported another officer for photographing the sexual abuse an unconscious woman has a case for retaliation, a federal judge ruled.

 

Lawsuit Details How Trooper Turned Traffic Stop Into Abduction And Brutal Rape

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has opened an investigation into one of their own troopers over allegations that he raped a woman during a traffic stop. According to a lawsuit obtained by Tulsa World, the victim, who was only identified with initials, was driving with a female friend near Tulsa on July 22 when she was spotted by Trooper Eric Roberts.

 

U.S. border patrol shoots unarmed Mexican teen in the back from across border fence

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While walking on a sidewalk on the southern side of the border, a Mexican teen was shot to death by U.S. Border Patrol from atop a border fence. After two years, the U.S. government has still not released the identity of the shooter(s), nor any details of its secret investigation.

 

Sheriff With History Of ‘Misconduct’ Accused Of Pistol-Whipping Motorist

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FBI agents arrested a New Mexico sheriff and his son on Friday after the lawman allegedly pistol-whipped a motorist following a high-speed car chase, officials said.

 

Police taser 8-year-old girl when babysitter calls for help

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The use of force on a child sparked controversy after an 8-year-old girl was tased following an apparent suicide threat.

 

Fired Officer Gets 5 Years Probation For Raping Woman While On Duty

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The fired Fayetteville police officer accused of raping a woman while on duty received five years probation Friday in a plea deal with prosecutors, according to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

Government seizes elderly woman’s savings when she tries to fly with cash

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Federal agents seized thousands of dollars from a woman at an airport because she didn’t tell them how much she had.  Now the government seeks to keep the cash seizure, without placing a criminal charge against the woman.

 

Unarmed Man With Pregnant Fiancée Killed By Police For Pulling Up His Pants

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Police shot and killed a 20-year-old Monday who was wanted for probation violation, but the man’s brother said he was wearing headphones and could not hear officers’ orders.

 

Police stage realistic hostage drill on nursing home, terrorize unsuspecting staff

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A nurse says she begged for her life after being taken hostage by an unidentified gunman during a shift at a Colorado nursing home.  Unbeknownst to her, the armed intruder was actually a cop in disguise, masquerading as a bad guy in a “routine” safety drill.

 

Governor Candidate Arrested For ‘Menacing’ Police Officers With Umbrella

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A long-shot candidate who hopes to be the Democratic nominee for New York’s gubernatorial race was arrested when he attempted to film police officers in a subway station as they detained an African-American subway passenger.

 

Oakland officer reinstated with back pay after throwing grenade at unconscious man, bystanders

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An officer who violently attacked a group of civilians — including an incapacitated man bleeding from a head injury and the people who tried to help him — has been reinstated to the department with back pay for the nearly 3 years of missed work.

 

Police Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Fellow Cop’s 9-Year-Old Daughter

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A 20-year veteran with the Chicago Police Department is currently being held for allegedly sexually assaulting the 9-year-old daughter of a fellow officer while attending a barbeque at the girl’s home, ABC 7 Chicago reports.

 

Washington State Police Release ‘Tweeting Guidelines’ For Citizens

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Law enforcement agencies in Washington state are asking social media users to give their tweeting fingers a rest when it comes to posting the real-time activities of police officers on the job.

 

Mall Cop Ignores Racist Harassing Protesters And Pepper Sprays Black Bystander Instead

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An African-American Seattle man who happened to be walking by a pro-Palestinian protest said that he is still confused as to why a security guard would have pepper sprayed him instead of a white man who was harassing demonstrators and yelling racial slurs.

 

Michael Brown: Ferguson Articles — Most Recent First 

Police Captain Blames ‘A Lot’ Of The Press For ‘Glamorizing’ Ferguson Protests

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The police leader with authority over the policing effort of the racially-charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, thinks “a lot” of the media has played a part in enabling the violence.

In an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday morning, Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson accused reporters of swarming around agitators, giving “them a platform and glamoriz[ing] their activity.”

 

The Front Page Of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Says It All

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Ferguson: Dozens Arrested, Reporters Detained, Assembly Rights Restricted

Police attempt to control demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Scott Olson)

Confrontation resumed on Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, as police used tear gas to disperse protesters. Live ammo was shot in the altercation, with two people injured. Thirty-one people, including a journalist were arrested.

 

Another Night Of Chaos In Ferguson As Police Fire Tear Gas And Stun Grenades

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Police fired several rounds of tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, on the third consecutive night extreme tension has rocked the suburb of St. Louis. At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested, according to Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol.

 

 

Police Arrest 31 In Ferguson As Police Face Off With Protesters — Media Sent To “Designated Areas” (PICS)

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Monday In Ferguson: Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest

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“I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety,” Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.”


CNN’s Jake Tapper Is Disgusted By The Police’s Show Of Force In Ferguson

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CNN’s Jake Tapper became verbally exasperated on air late Monday night as protesters and police engaged in a standoff in a third consecutive night of tension in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

ERIC HOLDER: The Amount Of Sensitive Information That’s Been Released About Michael Brown Is ‘Troubling’

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday evening that he was troubled by the amount of “sensitive” information pertaining to the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that he said has been “selectively released” over the past week.

 

 

Bill O’Reilly Dismisses Ferguson Protesters: ‘These People Don’t Want Justice’

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Fox News host Bill O’Reilly criticized protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday night and minimized fatal police shootings against Black men during a phone interview with guest host Eric Bolling.

 

CNN’s Don Lemon Pushed Around By St. Louis Cops: ‘Now You See Why People Are So Upset’

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CNN host Don Lemon criticized St. Louis County police on Monday for both physically shoving him during a live broadcast and changing their policies regarding demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri in a seemingly arbitrary fashion.

 

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats Are Spreading ‘Myth’ That Police Shoot And Kill Black Men

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Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh accused Democrats on Monday of drumming up interest in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri for their own gain.

 


Missouri Governor Calls Off Curfew In Ferguson After Two Nights Of Mayhem

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Monday lifted a midnight curfew in the beleaguered town of Ferguson, Missouri, in which there have been two consecutive, chaotic nights of protest.

 

Ferguson McDonald’s Was Looted — To Get Milk For The Eyes Of Protesters Who Had Been Teargassed By Police

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In the hours leading up to the midnight curfew in Ferguson, Mo., police in riot gear and military equipment fired tear gas and smoke projectiles into a large crowd of protesters, still angered over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a local police officer.

 

Oliver: Deny Militarized Cops Their ‘F*cking Toys’ As Long As They’re Killing Unarmed Black Men

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On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver used the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, to address the increased militarization of America’s police departments, mocking the wearing of camouflaged uniforms in urban environments and purchases of armored vehicles better suited to war zones.

 

Jay Nixon Criticizes Ferguson Police For Releasing Michael Brown Robbery Video

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday criticized the Ferguson police for releasing a video allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing a convenience store before he was shot and killed.

 

Mayhem Is Erupting Again In Ferguson As Police And Protesters Clash

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The National Guard has been called to Ferguson, Missouri, where protests have escalated over the past two days after a midnight curfew was imposed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

 

Michael Brown: Federal Medical Examiner To Take Another Look At Ferguson, Missouri Teen’s Death

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has taken another step in his investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose death has led to fierce protests in the relatively small city of Ferguson, Missouri.

 

One Person Shot, Seven Arrested After Protesters Defy Curfew In Ferguson

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The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency and a midnight curfew in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Saturday afternoon, and while many decided to go home before 12 a.m., a large number of activists stayed in defiance of the order to continue their protests.

 

‘This Officer Should Have Been Arrested’: Ferguson Cop Shot Mike Brown 6 Times

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An unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer has set off a week of protests and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, was struck by at least six bullets, a lawyer for the deceased’s family said on Monday.

 

Missouri Gov. Declares State Of Emergency, Curfew Following Ferguson Protests

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Missouri governor has declared a state of emergency and set a curfew in Ferguson suburb where a black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by police last weekend, sparking a series of week-long mass protests.

 

Protests And Violence Again Rock The Streets Of Ferguson One Week After Police Kill Michael Brown

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A fragile peace shattered in Ferguson early Saturday, after armored vehicles, law enforcement officers in riot gear and tactical rifles returned to the streets, and looters robbed neighborhood businesses again.

 

Family Of Slain Ferguson Teen Michael Brown Says Police Are Now Assassinating The Character Of Their Son

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The family of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday, has released a statement saying they are “beyond outraged” at the “character assassination” of their son.

 

Ferguson Police Are Now Saying The Cop Who Shot Michael Brown Didn’t Know He Was A Robbery Suspect

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The Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager Saturday apparently did not know that he was a suspect in a convenience store robbery that happened just minutes earlier, police said in a press conference Friday.

 

NYPD Threatens Mass Arrests At Ferguson Solidarity Rally

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Thousands of people in New York rallied in solidarity with residents of Ferguson on Thursday, showing support to people across the US who have been victims of police brutality. The NYPD threatened mass arrests if people did not stop blocking traffic.

 

After Ferguson Shooting, Nearly Half Of Americans Don’t Believe In Justice

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Forty-five percent of US citizens don’t trust in justice amid police killings of civilians, according to a poll by HuffPost and YouGov in the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown, a black teen, by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

Local Police Kill At Least 400 People A Year, Mostly Minorities

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A white police officer in the United States killed a black person on average of twice per week from 2005 to 2012, according to homicide reports offered to the FBI. But this data is limited, as only about 4 percent of law enforcement agencies contributed.

 

FOX NEWS: Ferguson Protesters ‘Forgetting MLK’s Message’

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During a “Fox & Friends” interview on the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Fox News channel ran a headline declaring that the predominately African-American demonstrators were “FORGETTING MLK’S MESSAGE.”

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Members Of Congress Want Hearings To Ask Whether ‘Local Law Enforcement Is Out Of Control’

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Three members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte on Thursday asking him to hold hearings on a series of issues related to local law enforcement in the wake of the controversial police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri this week. In their letter, Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia), and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tennessee) said the situation in Ferguson raised the question of whether “local law enforcement is out of control.”
“For five days the citizens of Ferguson have protested the killing of an unarmed teenager by local police. Last night, law enforcement broke up the protest with brutal force: confronting demonstrators in riot gear and armored vehicles, arresting journalists, and firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds,” the congressmen wrote. “These incidents raise concerns that local law enforcement is out of control and, instead of protecting the safety and civil liberties of the residents of Ferguson, is employing tactics that violate the rights of citizens and hinder the ability of the press to report on their actions.”

 

OBAMA: There’s ‘No Excuse’ For Police To Use Excessive Force In Ferguson

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President Barack Obama condemned violence on both sides of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

 

Police Report: Michael Brown Robbed Store Before Being Shot By Ferguson Officer

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Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager shot and killed by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb on Saturday, appears to be the same man seen in a video of a store robbery that took place just before his death, police said in a report released on Friday.

 

BREAKING: Darren Wilson Identified As Officer Who Fatally Shot Michael Brown

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After almost a week, Police Chief Thomas Jackson has identified Darren Wilson as the officer who fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown on Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri.

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House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police

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Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police — something on full display this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers in riot gear have been showering largely peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets.

 

Here Are Some Of The 16 People Who Were Arrested In The Fifth Night Of The Ferguson Protests

At least 16 people were arrested during the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, Thursday night, including a St. Louis politician, a filmmaker and two journalists. Meanwhile, the police officer who shot Michael Brown has not yet been identified or charged.

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Will Be Brought In To Replace Local Police In Ferguson

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has pulled local police in Ferguson off the job of controlling protests that occurred after the killing of an unarmed teenager in the St. Louis suburb.

 

Police Chief Rips Obama For Ferguson Remarks — Doesn’t Think Cops Used Excessive Force

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The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police criticized President Obama Thursday for his remarks about law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo.

 

Pentagon Supplied St. Louis County Police With Military-Grade Weapons (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Images coming from a tense Ferguson, Missouri this week show local police armed to the teeth and appearing as an occupying force in attempts to suppress citizen outrage over the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer.

 

FBI Takes Control Over All Police Operations In Ferguson

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Scott Olson)

The governor of Missouri will reportedly relieve St. Louis County law enforcement from policing the ongoing demonstrations in the town of Ferguson, paving the way for possible state or federal intervention.

 

Police In Ferguson Have Continually Attacked And Harassed Journalists

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The assault and arrest of reporters in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday night is perhaps the most egregious example of a continual pattern of police harassment that journalists covering the unrest in the St. Louis suburb have faced.

 

‘They Said, Let’s Take Him’: Reporter Describes Being Seized By Cops In Ferguson

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Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, who was briefly arrested by police while reporting on the ongoing demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, said to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday that he felt police left him and a colleague no way to avoid being taken into custody.

“I’ve been in a lot of scenarios with heavily-armed police officers,” Lowery said. “I’ve been in a lot of scenarios where journalists could conceivably be arrested. I don’t believe Ryan [Reilly} and I did anything that merited us being taken into custody and we were both behaving in ways to try to avoid being taken into custody. Because, frankly, I would rather be out in the street right now talking to protesters, trying to tell this story — no disrespect to you — and not sitting in this chair talking about me.”

 

KKK Raising Money For ‘Hero’ Ferguson Cop Who Shot ‘Jewish Controlled Black Thug’

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The Ku Klux Klan is soliciting funds for the police officer in Ferguson, Missouri who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, 18.

 

Livestreamer Behind Ferguson Footage Says Cops Were Shooting Tear Gas Near Homes

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Late Wednesday night, police in Ferguson, Missouri shot tear gas and riot-suppressing bean bags at Al Jazeera America and KSDK reporters, KSDK reports.

 

Ferguson’s Police Chief Freaked Out After Finding Out His Cops Arrested 2 Reporters

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The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, had a stunned response after he learned his officers had arrested two reporters who were covering the ongoing protests that began in the city after an unarmed African-American teenager was shot by police there Saturday.

 

Missouri State Senator Tells Police Chief She Was Tear Gassed While Protesting Peacefully In Ferguson

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During a press conference on Wednesday, a Missouri state senator claimed she was hit with tear gas while protesting peacefully in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb that has erupted with rioting this week after the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.

When Maria Chappelle-Nadal asked if she would be gassed again like she was on Monday, Ferguson’s police chief Thomas Jackson kept a stoic expression until he found out she was a state senator:

He then replied: “I hope not.”

 

Missouri Governor Calls Situation In Ferguson ‘Deeply Troubling’

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) issued a statement early Thursday morning describing the situation in the city of Ferguson as “deeply troubling.” Protesters in the city have been demonstrating since Saturday after police killed an unarmed black teenager. Law enforcement officers have responded with rubber bullets and tear gas and Nixon has been criticized for his reaction.

 

Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

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Anyone who thinks race does not skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention, Sen. Rand Paul writes for TIME, amid violence in Ferguson, Mo. over the police shooting death of Michael Brown

 

Anonymous Released The Name Of The Cop Who They Say Murdered Michael Brown

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The hactivist group Anonymous released information Thursday regarding the murder of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

WATCH: Cops Aim Weapon At Local Official, Lock Media Out As Ferguson Protests Continue

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Video filmed by a St. Louis alderman shows police aiming a weapon at him while responding to the latest round of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

Another Police Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

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Violence again erupted in the St. Louis area near the site of the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, according to local police, despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama and activists for a measured response.

 

Ferguson Police Fired Wooden Bullets At Crowd During Protest Over Teen’s Death

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Police fired at protesters with solid wooden bullets during the latest demonstrations in Missouri against the killing by a police officer of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown.

 

Police Express Sympathy For THE COP Who Killed Unarmed Teen In Ferguson, Missouri

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Riots have gripped Ferguson, Missouri, since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday, and police have taken to the website PoliceOne to offer their own insights into the tragedy.

 

 

Anonymous Launches #OpFerguson After Cop Kills Unarmed Teen

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Hacktivists have set their sights on the town of Ferguson, Missouri after police there on Saturday shot and killed an unarmed man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, elevating a wave of protests that have occurred in the days since to the digital realm.

 

Gun Sales Spike Around Ferguson After 3 Days Of Riots

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The fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent civil unrest in the St. Louis suburb, has led to a spike in firearm sales at some local gun shops, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

 

LAPD Kills Young Black Man Days After Ferguson Shooting

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Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old black man described by his family as having “mental problems,” was shot and killed by a Los Angeles, California police officer Monday evening, barely 48 hours after an unarmed black man in Missouri suffered the same fate.

 

#FergusonShooting: Outrage As Missouri Police Shoot And Kill Unarmed Black Teen

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Hundreds of residents of a predominantly black suburb in Missouri took to the streets after police fatally shot an 18-year-old black man on Saturday.  Michael Brown was a recent high school graduate who was scheduled to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday. He was killed in Ferguson, a city in St. Louis County that has about 21,000 residents – two-thirds of whom are black.

 

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Social Media Calls Out MSM For Portrayal Of Mike Brown

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If you were killed, what photo would the media use in their stories? That’s the question that the #iftheygunnedmedown hashtag asks on social media as minorities point out media bias in the deaths of African-Americans.

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Tensions Still High In Missouri ‘War Zone’ After Monday’s Riots

 

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An uneasy calm settled over Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday after a second night of violent clashes between law enforcement and residents protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, with another demonstration planned for mid-morning.

 

Ferguson Seeks Answers After Police Shooting Of Michael Brown

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Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.

 

 

9 Powerful Photos That Show How Police Have Turned Ferguson Into A War Zone

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Since the fatal shooting of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown at the hands of a local police officer, the town of Ferguson, Missouri, has erupted in unrest as citizens have taken to the streets in outrage for more than three days.

 

 

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