Author: Andrew Meyer

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Virginia Man Fights Back Against State Trooper Suing Him for $1.35 Million After He Called Her “Crazy” on a Youtube Video

Virginia Man Fights Back Against State Trooper Suing Him for $1.35 Million After He Called Her “Crazy” on a Youtube Video

After Virginia State Trooper Melanie McKennery slapped Nathan Cox with an absurd $1.35 million defamation suit last month over a Youtube video that made her look irrational and incompetent, Cox is fighting back. This is what his attorney had to say in a motion to dismiss the case agai ...
Connecticut Teen Making National News About Gun-Shooting Drone Arrested on Two Counts of Assaulting Police

Connecticut Teen Making National News About Gun-Shooting Drone Arrested on Two Counts of Assaulting Police

When a man fires a gun in the woods on video, CNN doesn't come calling. But when a flying robot fires a gun in the woods on video, the police chief, CNN and the FAA all come calling. After much media attention, it was determined that Austin Haughwout of Clinton, Connecticut, broke ...
NYPD Officer Initiates Street Fight After Needlessly Trying To Handcuff Man, Over a Dozen Officers Swarm

NYPD Officer Initiates Street Fight After Needlessly Trying To Handcuff Man, Over a Dozen Officers Swarm

"This is some bullshit man! This is some bullshit!" A Facebook user named "Jun IceaaPolice" posted a video on facebook that reached nearly two million hits with the caption: brutality, Me and my men Goodbrotha Saykou just came from the pizza shop walking home got stop by the cops. Th ...
Colorado Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Misdemenaor After Video Shows Him Brutalizing Handcuffed Man

Colorado Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Misdemenaor After Video Shows Him Brutalizing Handcuffed Man

After punching a handcuffed man lying on a jail bench in the head seven times, one of the two Colorado police officers holding him down finally remembered to yell, "stop resisting!" The Federal Heights police officers then dragged the man to the ground so officer Mark Magness could hi ...
California Deputies Detain Man For Taking Pictures, Claim Owning Drone Creates Suspicion of a Crime

California Deputies Detain Man For Taking Pictures, Claim Owning Drone Creates Suspicion of a Crime

In Lake Forest, California, a man decided to take pictures of an Orange County Sheriff's Department station. In addition to his camera, he also brought a quadcopter drone to record aerial photography, but he was approached by deputies before he ever got his quadcopter off the ground. ...
Illinois Police Scream “Stop Resisting” and Tase Unresisting Man on Train for Using Foul Language

Illinois Police Scream “Stop Resisting” and Tase Unresisting Man on Train for Using Foul Language

"I'm not resisting." "Stop resisting!" "I'm not resisting! What the fuck?" And with that, a Metra police officer tasered 20-year-old Josh Hutchinson on Sunday night, June 21. It started after a train conductor called police about young passengers using foul language. Metra po ...
Peaceful Streets Founder Antonio Buehler Heads to Trial for Telling Cop to “Go  Fuck Yourself”

Peaceful Streets Founder Antonio Buehler Heads to Trial for Telling Cop to “Go Fuck Yourself”

In three-and-a-half years of police accountability activism, Antonio Buehler has been arrested five times, charged in court ten times and investigated as a criminal on dozens of other occasions, including at least three felony investigations by the Austin Police Department. Rather tha ...