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Federal Court Vindicates Virginia Man’s First Amendment Right To Criticize Officials On Their FB Pages

Federal Court Vindicates Virginia Man’s First Amendment Right To Criticize Officials On Their FB Pages

A federal judge in Virginia's Eastern district court has ruled that a Loudon County elected official censored a citizen by blocking them on Facebook in a First Amendment protected public forum. Brian Davison is trying to keep the Loudoun County School Board accountable but has faced a ...
Miami-Dade Prosecutor Loses Landmark Right To Record Case In Federal Court

Miami-Dade Prosecutor Loses Landmark Right To Record Case In Federal Court

A Florida man won the right to surreptitiously record police officers while making internal affairs complaints without the threat of prosecution when he defeated the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office (SAO) in a federal appeals court ruling. Prosecutors tried to censor the citizen, wh ...
California Cop Patrick Feaster Guilty of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of DUI Suspect (Updated)

California Cop Patrick Feaster Guilty of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of DUI Suspect (Updated)

Former Paradise police officer Patrick Feaster was found guilty of manslaughter today for the shooting death of a DUI suspect last November in an incident captured on his own dash cam. Feaster, who won numerous awards for the number of DUI arrests he made, faces five years in prison.  ...
WATCH: Los Angeles Deputies Caught on Video Conspiring to Fabricate Citations on Man after Threatening to Kill him

WATCH: Los Angeles Deputies Caught on Video Conspiring to Fabricate Citations on Man after Threatening to Kill him

"Do not fucking reach!" an enraged Los Angeles sheriff's deputy shouted after pulling out his gun on a licensed private investigator sitting in his car in a residential neighborhood working on a case. But all Ken Sheppard was doing was reaching towards his ear to remove his cell phone ...
South Florida Cops Ordered to Pay $6.2 Million for Rape and Coerced Punching of Genitals On-Duty

South Florida Cops Ordered to Pay $6.2 Million for Rape and Coerced Punching of Genitals On-Duty

One South Florida cop forced a woman to perform oral sex on him before raping her on the hood of his car under threat of arrest. The second cop ordered the woman's female friend to punch him in the genitals, which is what got him off. Now Franklin Hartley and Thomas Merenda, who ha ...
Ohio Man Acquitted For Making Parody Police Department Facebook Page that Led to SWAT Raid

Ohio Man Acquitted For Making Parody Police Department Facebook Page that Led to SWAT Raid

An Ohio man facing criminal charges for making a satire Facebook page mocking the Parma Police Department got the last laugh last week after he was acquitted by a jury that unanimously decided the page did not violate the state's felony disrupting public services law. Anthony Novak ma ...
Pennsylvania Cop Acquitted for Ripping Phone from Woman and Beating her for Recording Traffic Stop

Pennsylvania Cop Acquitted for Ripping Phone from Woman and Beating her for Recording Traffic Stop

A Pennsylvania cop arrested for ripping a phone out of a woman’s hand because she was recording, then slamming it on a sidewalk and punching her in the face was acquitted of all charges Wednesday. This despite video evidence proving Reading police officer Jesus Santiago-DeJesus violat ...