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Monthly Archive for: July, 2011

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New York Cop Arrests News Videographer On Baseless Charge

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A Suffolk County police sergeant with more than 30 years on the force proved to have a blatant disregard for basic First Amendment rights when he arrested a news videographer Friday. Phil Datz, who works for Stringer News Service in New York, was standing across the street, videotapin ...
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Second Video Emerges Of Hot-Tempered Canton Police Officer

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A second dash cam video has emerged showing Canton police officer Daniel Harless overreacting to finding a gun in a man's car. The video is from July 29, 2010, exactly one year ago today. Like the video that emerged earlier this month (second half of story), Harless can be heard th ...
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Lawyer Detained For Photography Files Lawsuit

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Allan Horwitz said he snapped a photo of a woman at a baseball game because she resembled a female associate. He even sent the photo to his associate. Security guards and stadium officials confronted Horwitz as he was walking out the stadium, calling him a “pervert” and &ldqu ...
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Foul-Mouthed Man Arrested For "Swearing In A Park" In Surreal Video

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  It took police nearly ten minutes to arrest a man for "swearing in a park," even though that is considered free speech, according to a couple of fairly recent court cases. The incident occurred in Hidden Beach in Minneapolis, which was once a renowned nude beach and is still is ...
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Man Furious At Cops For Photographing Him In Compromising Position

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Jared Medeiros claims he was confronted by gangbangers who snatched his phone and tossed it into a gutter. Police say he was just drunk. Either way, he ended up with half his body down the gutter and his feet sticking into the air. He remained like that for 40 minutes until police came. ...