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Pennsylvania Cops Beat, Tase Man for Riding Bike With No Headlight, Failing to ID Themselves, Lawsuit Claims

Pennsylvania Cops Beat, Tase Man for Riding Bike With No Headlight, Failing to ID Themselves, Lawsuit Claims

A Pennsylvania man has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was injured last year after police officers tased him without identifying themselves as he was riding his bike, then beat him until he was unconscious. All for not having a headlight. Edgardo Garcia Fontanez, 41, was riding hi ...
Arrested for Crack Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Saltines, New Jersey Man Receives $35K Settlement

Arrested for Crack Cocaine That Turned Out to Be Saltines, New Jersey Man Receives $35K Settlement

A man who was detained and frisked for video recording – then jailed for possession of crack– only for it to be crumbs from a saltine cracker in his pocket, is set to receive a $35,000 settlement from the state of New Jersey. John Cokos was stopped by Deptford Township Officer Matthew ...