Police State Enforcement

Dashcam Video: Officer Shoots Man After Telling Him to Get License

[ssba] Video has emerged showing a South Carolina state Highway Patrolman shooting an African-American man who reached into his car after being asked to show his license. The dashcam video shows 31-year-old lance corporal Sean Groubert pull into a Circle K gas station on Broad River Road in Columbia, behind Levar Jones, whom he says was not wearing his seat ...

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Video: Police Throw Pregnant Woman to the Ground

[ssba] Video captured over the weekend showing an New York City police officer throwing a pregnant woman to the pavement has emerged. The incident took place on 5th Avenue in Sunset Park. Police say they were attempting to apprehend Sandra Amezquita’s 17-year-old son Jhohan Lemos. They received information he was possibly in possession of a knife when several family members, including ...

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Video: Police Officer Repeatedly Punches Loitering Suspect in the Face

[ssba] A June 15 altercation captured by a City of Baltimore surveillance camera shows Baltimore Police Officer Vincent Cosom repeatedly punching a man in the face who was accused of loitering at a store. 32-year-old Kollin Truss was arrested and the investigation is ongoing but a $5 million lawsuit has been filed against the city. Officer Cosom’s incident report says ...

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Officer Arrested After Breaking Handcuffed Man’s Collarbone

[ssba] The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says a officer has been charged with assault after slamming a suspect into a wall and breaking his collar bone. CMPD Officer Jason Van Aken was charged with “assault inflicting serious injury” and “simple assault” after he pushed a handcuffed suspect into a wall. Terance G. Malachi, who was pushed by Van Aken, was transported ...

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Video: Police Search EVERYONE in Kentucky Bar ‘Raid’

[ssba] Video has emerged showing Kentucky police searching patrons of a popular bar with impunity during an Alcoholic Beverage Control Department operation in Louisville. The footage, captured at Cahoots, shows officers with the Allen PD detaining and frisking both employees and staff after informing them that they were all about to be searched. “Show of hands, who has something on ...

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Video: Police Enter Home Without Permission to Break up Small Gathering

[ssba] A video has emerged showing Iowa City Police entering a home in spite of the occupants requests not to, in order to break up a small gathering. The video, which went online earlier this week following the incident early Saturday, is quickly drawing attention on social media and sparking online comments criticizing the police department’s actions depicted in the ...

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Police Chief Decapitates 5-Year-Old Boy’s Pet Chicken With Shovel

[ssba] A five-year-old Minnesota boy’s pet chicken was decapitated with a shovel by Atwater Police Chief Trevor Berger after a neighbor alleged a complaint about the animal last month. Ashley Turnbull, the mother of the boy, Phoenix, acknowledged that her son was in violation of a local ordinance but says the Berger violated multiple laws, including trespassing on private property, ...

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Beaten Man Pursues Lawsuit After Suppressed Dashcam Footage Emerges: Charges Dropped, Officers Indicted

[ssba] Two Bloomfield, New Jersey police officers were indicted, and another plead guilty after suppressed dashcam footage showed them beating a man who was facing years in prison. Now that man is taking legal action against them. The video, which did not emerge until 30-year-old Marcus Jeter was already on trial, ultimately prevented him from serving years in prison for ...

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TN & TX Among States Forcing Motorists to Give Blood During “No Refusal” Labor Day Weekend DUI Stops, Checkpoints

[ssba] Tennessee and Texas are among the states enforcing  “no refusal” DUI checkpoints this labor day weekend. “No refusal” means suspected drunk drivers will be forced to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test, even if they refuse. These measures, which started Friday in Texas at 10:00 pm and in Tennessee at midnight, will be enforced until Monday at DUI ...

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Chief Defends Video of Cop Threatening to Kill Passenger on Youtube: “I’ll F***ing Put a Round in Your Ass So Quick”

[ssba] A Florida police officer pointed a gun at a passenger and threatened to kill him after the driver was slammed to the ground and handcuffed during a “routine” Boynton Beach traffic stop last year. The incident was caught on video. After the video resurfaced and began garnering more attention on social media recently, Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz ...

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Police Blame Death of Man Hospitalized After Traffic Stop Struggle On Medical Condition

[ssba] Joshua Paul, 31, died Aug. 18 at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois after an altercation with Carpentersville Police. Details remain sketchy, and police have been exceptionally tight lipped during the week after the incident – but authorities released a statement Monday, saying Paul had a medical condition that was not apparent at the time of the incident. From ...

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