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Category: Citizens vs. Government

Ohio Cop Disciplined for Snatching Camera from Disabled Woman

Ohio Cop Disciplined for Snatching Camera from Disabled Woman

  After a six-week investigation, a Yellow Springs police sergeant was disciplined for misconduct for forcibly grabbing a video camera from a disabled woman last year. Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod after winning an award in 2011, posing with then-Chief John Grot ...
Beavercreek Police Arrested Me and Took My Phone, Not Realizing it Was Still Recording

Beavercreek Police Arrested Me and Took My Phone, Not Realizing it Was Still Recording

In August 2014, a man named John Crawford was shot and killed in a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart by a local police officer. What was his crime? Walking around the store with a BB gun. For months, both Walmart and the Beavercreek police refused to release surveillance footage showing the shoo ...
NYPD Cop Threatens to Arrest Man with Camera for Standing on Street as Hundreds March on Street

NYPD Cop Threatens to Arrest Man with Camera for Standing on Street as Hundreds March on Street

As hundreds of protesters marched down the street in an anti-police brutality protest in New York City, a group of NYPD cops walking among them turned to a man recording them from the side, threatening to arrest him if he did not get back on the sidewalk. The cops were from the depart ...
Protestor Arrested for Recording Violent Arrest and Tasering in Walmart Parking Lot

Protestor Arrested for Recording Violent Arrest and Tasering in Walmart Parking Lot

This one wasn't subtle. Last Friday in Alabama, after forty people chanted "No justice, no peace," and "I can't breathe" on the side of the road and then marched through a Walmart parking lot and into the store, they were met outside by a platoon of police officers waiting to pounce. ...
Off-Duty Cop Wrestles, Slams Woman Into Car After Fender-Bender

Off-Duty Cop Wrestles, Slams Woman Into Car After Fender-Bender

After video of a man wrestling a woman and throwing her against a car came to light Tuesday, the San Jose Police Department issued a warrant - for the woman's arrest. Of course the man "being assaulted" was none other than an off-duty San Jose Cop in plainclothes. The officer reported ...