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ACLU: Detective’s Right to Free Speech Was Violated

ACLU: Detective’s Right to Free Speech Was Violated

by Brianna Dunn The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is suing the Johnston Police Department on behalf of Detective James Brady, an 18-year veteran of the force who is now retired. Brady was working as president of the local International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) union representing officers with the Johnston Police Dept.

Everything Is Facebook

Via Cleveland’s FOX Channel 8 News: PARMA, OH — A Parma resident filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging that Parma, two of its police officers, and an as-yet-unidentified law-enforcement agent at the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force violated his First Amendment right to criticize police.   Attorney Subodh Chandra, filed the suit

VIDEO: Need a Laugh?

There have been arrests (or, in this case, apprehensions) caught on video that have almost been too funny to be believed. One of the more memorable ones was from the show COPS, which featured a cop trying to keep it together while arresting an incredibly acrobatic little person on the Las Vegas strip. In this video,

Time To Stop the Finger Pointing

by Daryl Turner In the wake of protests and demonstrations of unity at NFL games and the President’s fueling the controversy, a new police organization, created to break down barriers between law enforcement and the communities they serve, is calling for a real discussion to solve the issues being raised. The United Coalition of Public

VIDEO: Trumped-Up Charges

This white supremacist was injured by other white men & blamed it on #DeAndreHarris … luckily there is video capturing the whole thing. pic.twitter.com/PFtwdS0J4k — S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 10, 2017 Via Raw Story: The criminal case is unraveling against a black man beaten at the same white nationalist rally where Heather Heyer

“Nurse Cop” Fired

Via the Associated Press: A Utah police officer was fired Tuesday after being seen on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw in an incident that became a flashpoint in the national conversation about use of force.   Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made the decision to

Secure the Pool!

Via Yahoo! Sports: The Los Angeles Dodgers managed to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks to advance to the National League Championship Series, but they weren’t allowed the beat the Arizona heat.   The Dodgers were barred from entering the pool at Chase Field following Monday’s 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Game 3 of the National

If Things Go Bad, You Need a Plan

Thinking about an unexpected, life-changing event can be unsettling. But death or illness can happen at any time, especially when you’re in law enforcement. Unfortunately, most of us do not make the plans we should and younger people sometimes go years before they plan. So what does it take to get people to sit down and

VIDEO: Cop Shot Dead

Via the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Police have confirmed alleged shooter Hollis Daniels has been taken into custody after reportedly killing a Texas Tech Police officer during a shooting that left the university campus on lockdown on Monday night.   Officials have identified Daniels as a 19-year-old white male from Seguin, and a freshman at Texas Tech who lived

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