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Former Deputy’s Wife Sends Angry FB Message to Photographer Whose Pictures got Husband Fired (Updated II)

Former Deputy’s Wife Sends Angry FB Message to Photographer Whose Pictures got Husband Fired (Updated II)

It's been almost a year since a Knoxville, Tennessee deputy was fired after a photojournalist photographed him choking a college student until he fell to his knees, even though the student was not resisting. John Messner's photographs went viral, published on countless news sites thro ...
Virginia Teen Found Guilty in Cop Recording Arrest (Updated)

Virginia Teen Found Guilty in Cop Recording Arrest (Updated)

A Virginia teen whose video went viral last year, showing cops ordering him inside a home while he was trying to record police activity in his neighborhood, was found guilty Thursday morning for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, even though the video shows he was doing nothing mor ...
Two Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murder for Killing Homeless Man in Incident Caught on Video (Updated)

Two Albuquerque Cops Charged with Murder for Killing Homeless Man in Incident Caught on Video (Updated)

After an endless streak of cops nationwide going uncharged in the slayings of citizens, two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the shooting death of a homeless man that was captured on body cam in a video that went viral. The decision by Bernalillo County D ...
Video Shows Cops Pouncing on Tamir Rice’s Sister After Shooting her Brother Dead

Video Shows Cops Pouncing on Tamir Rice’s Sister After Shooting her Brother Dead

Tamir Rice, 12, was carrying a toy gun when Cleveland police officers pulled up next to him and shot him dead. Last week, reporters obtained the full footage of the aftermath of the shooting, and the footage is shocking. The officers stopped Tamir's 14-year-old sister as she ran to ...
NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

NJ Man Arrested for Refusing to Hand Over Camera as “Evidence” After Cop Veers Off Road

A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday after refusing to hand over his video camera to a cop, who insisted he needed it as "evidence," even though case law makes it very clear that citizens do not have to give up their footage unless their camera was used in the commission of a crime. ...