October 1st, 2014

Tallahassee Cop Suspended After Caught on Video Tasering 62-year-old Woman in Back 38

By Carlos Miller

A Tallahassee cop was caught on cell phone video tasering a 62-year-old woman in the back as she walked away from him –exactly what he had ordered her to do – causing her to fall face first onto the street as several shocked witnesses looked on.

The incident, which took place after 5 p.m. Tuesday, led to Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo calling a press conference at 3:15 a.m. this morning to announce the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation.

A complete contrast to how the department’s former chief handled an incident last year caught on dash cam video showing cops slamming a woman’s face into a car before slamming her to the street, resulting in facial fractures and swollen eyes.

September 30th, 2014

Public Records Again Expose Albuquerque Police Misconduct 29

By Charlie Grapski

Open Records Project logoAPD OFFICER KEITH SANDY DECLARES HE WILL SHOOT JAMES BOYD TWO HOURS BEFORE DOING IT

Once again the use of public records laws by citizens pays off by exposing wrongdoing by public officials – in this case police officers.  Despite the attempts by the City of Albuquerque to deny records lawfully required to be produced persistence paid off.  Video evidence that has been obtained from the James Boyd murder, on March 16th, reveals far more of what really happened that day.

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Albuquerque police officer Keith Sandy vowed to shoot James Boyd in the penis before police shot and killed the homeless man for camping in the foothills.

In particular it reveals that Officer Keith Sandy, who was hired with the explicit public assurance that he would never carry a badge or gun but would only “push papers” behind a desk (he was fired for inappropriate activity from the New Mexico State Police), did not merely shoot and kill James Boyd that day. (See: Cop Involved in Sunday Shooting had Rocky Past, Performance at APD)

Several hours before he shot Boyd three times, at point blank range, with an M-4 Assault Rifle - Sandy stated to a former colleague, New Mexico State Police Sergeant Chris Ware, that he was “going to shoot him with [unintelligible] a shotgun here in a second.”

He made this statement despite the fact that he had not even seen Boyd or obtained anything but a cursory statement of the issues pertaining to the incident.

September 30th, 2014

Florida Man Proves he can Video Record in Courtroom as he Beats Bogus Citation Wearing “Fuck the Police” T-shirt 138

By Carlos Miller


Wearing a “Fuck the Police” t-shirt, Michael Burns entered a Broward courtroom with a videographer in tow, preparing to fight  the obstructed license plate citation he received earlier this year after he was pulled over for video recording deputies.

Yes, those same deputies that Broward County Sheriff’s attorney Ron Gunzburger claimed in a panel discussion in January that are all trained to respect the rights of citizens to record because of a memo he issued last year.

September 29th, 2014

Pennsylvania Cops Sued for Storming Home and Arresting Woman for Video Recording 283

By Carlos Miller

Pennsylvania cops told a woman that if she did not stop video recording them arresting her daughter outside their home, they would arrest her for felony wiretapping.

The woman stepped inside her home to continue recording, which was when police stormed inside without a warrant and arrested her.

“You don’t have the right to come into my home,” Kia Gaymon can be heard telling Collingdale police officer Carl White as he enters her home.

“I do,” White responds, a man who clearly believes he is above the law.

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