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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.

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

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

LE Among LV Victims

Via NBC News: A civilian employee of the Manhattan Beach Police Department was killed and more than a half-dozen Southern California law enforcement and fire department personnel were among those injured in the massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

VIDEO: $6.7M in Damages

Via The Mercury News: A Santa Clara (CA) police sergeant kicked in the front door and at some point Burfine, whose last name was Harmon when the lawsuit was filed last year, fell to the the ground — the sides disagree on whether she was thrown — and her leg hit a stone pillar. Her

VIDEO: Body Cams Unfair to Cops?

Via KMOX News: St. Louis, MO — Despite public pressure that prompted passage this week of a one-year trial run on police body cameras, the St. Louis Police Union says it’s not a done deal. Union Business Manager Jeff Roorda says police car dashboard cameras have already been used unfairly to discipline some officers.  

Two Cops Shot

Via the New York Daily News: A Connecticut man was taken into custody after shooting his wife and two police officers in the couple’s New Haven, CT residence Saturday.   Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway (above) responded to a home on Elm Street at around 10:30 a.m. where they found a woman shot in