Homestead Police Department (HPD), in South Florida, has myriad problems respecting the First Amendment. I went to HPD this week to serve some officers in a civil rights suit, the story was covered earlier. While entering I discovered that HPD still has not learned that photography is no ...
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The City of Homestead has a torrid reputation and a pattern of willfully refusing to comply with the public records law. Homestead is a little town at the southern end of Miami-Dade County, rarely receiving the scrutiny it deserves as a cesspool of public corruption and maleficence. I ...
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I was taking photos of a sign outside the Homestead city council meeting in South Florida this month when a police officer named John Edward Frank informed me that I was forbidden from taking his photo – even though I had no interest in photographing him in the first place. So I start ...
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Donald Trump loves to brag about the number of people he has sued over the years, but he doesn't say much about his losing legal battle with disgruntled former students of Trump University. The former students sued for refunds under California's consumer protection laws, but Trump ret ...
Award-Winning Washington Cop Runs Red Light and Crashes Into Teen, Then Cites Teen for DUI After Teen Admitted to Smoking Pot Two Hours Earlier
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In an odd turn of events, a 16-year-old was charged with a DUI in Washington after a Spokane police officer ran a red light, crashed into the teenager and then blamed him for the accident. Officer Seth Killian, who has been awarded countless accolades throughout his law enforcement c ...
Rookie Delaware Police Officer Fired for Threatening to Kill Victim for Helping Citizen File Complaint Against Police
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Less than a year into the job, a Delaware cop was arrested for making terrorist threats against a citizen, who was only trying to help another citizen file a complaint against police. "I'm going to call my boys and have them come and lock you up," Wilmington police officer Julian Mich ...
Original Video of Frisky Cop Mistaking Man’s Penis for Firearm Even More Bizarre Than the One That Went Viral on Imgur
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So last week, a video of a frisky cop mistaking a man’s penis for a deadly weapon had gone viral on Imgur, a short video with no audio that generated laughs, comments and compliments, but revealed no background. The bizarre footage showed a shirtless, shoeless man being heavily patted ...
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An award-winning Florida sheriff's deputy was suspended for treating nearly a dozen inmates inhumanely while transporting them in a van last year. However, it was just over two years ago that St. Lucie County sheriff's deputy Johnny Hubbard received a departmental award along with sev ...
Fired Indiana Cop Arrested for Using Police Car to Protect Illegal Drug Operation Run by Baptist Preacher
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More than a year after he and his wife were fired from an Indiana sheriff's office for a scandal involving $250,000 that went missing, the former deputy was arrested for having used his patrol car to protect a massive drug operation while he was still employed. And that comes just mor ...
Award-Winning Ohio Cop With History of Domestic Violence Charged with Stalking, Abducting Wife of Fellow Trooper
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An award-winning lieutenant of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was arrested Sunday for allegedly stalking the wife of a fellow colleague. William Elschlager, Ohio State Highway Patrol Marietta Post Leader, was charged with one charge of menacing by stalking – a fourth degree felony in t ...