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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: Trumped-Up Charges

This white supremacist was injured by other white men & blamed it on #DeAndreHarris … luckily there is video capturing the whole thing. — 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

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

ICE VS California

Via Governing magazine: President Trump’s immigration chief ripped into Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday for signing legislation that creates a statewide sanctuary policy, saying the federal government will be forced to “conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at work sites” of undocumented immigrants.   In a highly critical statement, Tom Homan, acting director of

Federal Agent Arrested

Via The New Orleans Advocate: Chad Scott, a federal narcotics agent who made a name for himself with a series of major drug busts along the Interstate 12 corridor, pleaded not guilty Monday to a raft of federal charges, including perjury and stealing thousands of dollars in drug money.   Scott’s arrest late Sunday came

Vegas Police Audio

There’s a lot of talk about how agencies can use the recent carnage in Las Vegas to better train and prepare for active shooters and mass killers. National Public Radio has compiled audio files detailing the emergency communications that occurred as the events unfolded. Via NPR: It took just over an hour.   At about

Police Preparation

Via A gunman opens fire on an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. As people tried to escape, law enforcement acted as quickly as possible and that left and impression on local officers.   “It’s a horrific event, one in which, it’s pretty tough to train for. No one ever would consider that