Police State Enforcement

Video And Witness Statements Dispute Police Narrative In Fatal Shooting

[ssba] Body-cam video and multiple witness statements are shinning a light on a fatal police shooting that occurred early Monday morning in Louisville, Kentucky. In the aftermath of the killing, Louisville Metro officers said 57-year-old Darnell Wicker wouldn’t drop a knife and a saw – and approached them menacingly after they responded to a domestic call at the Broadleaf Arms Apartments. In body-cam ...

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Kentucky Cops Taunt Growers On Social Media After Marijuana Seizure

[ssba] As Kentucky residents continue to organize in support of descheduling cannabis in the state, some officers are taking to social media platforms to taunt victims of the drug war. After receiving an anonymous tip, Grayson County sheriff’s deputies found over 250 marijuana plants they said were worth over $600,000 in a corn field off Highway 54. The seizure occurred on July 29 but no one ...

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Video Shows Kansas City Cop Kill Dog As It Runs Away

[ssba] A Missouri woman is outraged and is demanding justice after an officer with the Kansas City Police Department killed her beloved 13-year-old dog, Sierra, in an incident caught on video. North Kansas City resident Brandee Buschman said two officers showed up at her home near Parvin Road and North Cleveland Avenue at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday after receiving ...

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Woman Assaulted By Cop While Calling 911 To Report Traffic Stop

[ssba] Video of a March traffic stop has been released showing a woman being assaulted by a Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority police officer while attempting to request help from a 911 dispatcher. Houston social worker, Earledreka White, 28, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest after she was pulled over in the 10000 block of South Main Street by officer G. Luca ...

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Troopers Shoot 76-Year-Old Man After Responding To Wrong Home

[ssba] An Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey man is in critical condition after state troopers responded to the wrong home and fired multiple rounds through his sliding glass door. Seventy-six-year-old Gerald Sykes was sleeping at his house in the 300 block of Centerton Road on Friday night when dispatchers received a 911 call from a residence nearby that had hung up without ...

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Cops Arrest Man After Mistaking Donut Glaze For Meth

[ssba] A Florida man is weighing legal action after he said he found himself behind bars when overzealous cops mistook the glaze from a donut as methamphetamine. Daniel Rushing, 64, was pulled over by officers with the Orlando police department for speeding and not coming to a complete stop when exiting a parking lot on December 11, 2015, according to the arrest ...

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Video Shows Corrections Officer Choke Inmate To Death

[ssba] Video has emerged from inside an Oklahoma jail showing a corrections officer choke an inmate for more than a minute until he died. Darius Robinson, 41, was arrested on April 1 on a 2008 warrant for failing to pay child support. On April 4, the father of seven experienced what a family attorney has called a “manic episode” inside his jail ...

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Lawsuit Moves Forward After Judge Calls Paralyzed Man’s Jail Cell “Burial Crypt”

[ssba] A federal judge ruled Wednesday, that a lawsuit filed on behalf of a paralyzed mentally ill man who died after spending five days on an Oklahoma jail cell floor, can move forward. Calling the cell a “burial crypt,” U.S. District Judge John Dowdell overruled requests by Tulsa County officials and former Sheriff Stanley Glanz for a summary judgment in their favor. ...

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Cop Kills Five-Year-Old’s Dog At Birthday Party

[ssba] An Oklahoma family says a Wynnewood police officer unnecessarily shot and killed their five-year-old son’s dog, Opie, in front of him and other children at his birthday party. According to police, the officer was attempting to serve a warrant on someone who had listed the address of Vickie Malone and her family as his last place of residence ten ...

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Man Jailed For A Month Over Soap Receives $195K Settlement

[ssba] Pennsylvania taxpayers are on the hook after a Brooklyn, New York man claimed he was wrongly jailed for almost a month because a roadside drug test misidentified soap as cocaine. Alexander Bernstein, 33, was a passenger in a rented Mercedes-Benz being driven by Anadel Cruz when Pennsylvania state troppers pulled them over on Interstate 78 in South Whitehall Township for speeding ...

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