Category: Citizens vs. Government

Beavercreek Police Arrested Me and Took My Phone, Not Realizing it Was Still Recording

Beavercreek Police Arrested Me and Took My Phone, Not Realizing it Was Still Recording

In August 2014, a man named John Crawford was shot and killed in a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart by a local police officer. What was his crime? Walking around the store with a BB gun. For months, both Walmart and the Beavercreek police refused to release surveillance footage showing the shoo ...
NYPD Cop Threatens to Arrest Man with Camera for Standing on Street as Hundreds March on Street

NYPD Cop Threatens to Arrest Man with Camera for Standing on Street as Hundreds March on Street

As hundreds of protesters marched down the street in an anti-police brutality protest in New York City, a group of NYPD cops walking among them turned to a man recording them from the side, threatening to arrest him if he did not get back on the sidewalk. The cops were from the depart ...
Protestor Arrested for Recording Violent Arrest and Tasering in Walmart Parking Lot

Protestor Arrested for Recording Violent Arrest and Tasering in Walmart Parking Lot

This one wasn't subtle. Last Friday in Alabama, after forty people chanted "No justice, no peace," and "I can't breathe" on the side of the road and then marched through a Walmart parking lot and into the store, they were met outside by a platoon of police officers waiting to pounce. ...
Off-Duty Cop Wrestles, Slams Woman Into Car After Fender-Bender

Off-Duty Cop Wrestles, Slams Woman Into Car After Fender-Bender

After video of a man wrestling a woman and throwing her against a car came to light Tuesday, the San Jose Police Department issued a warrant - for the woman's arrest. Of course the man "being assaulted" was none other than an off-duty San Jose Cop in plainclothes. The officer reported ...
New York State Cop Threatens to Have Man Arrested for Recording Traffic Stop

New York State Cop Threatens to Have Man Arrested for Recording Traffic Stop

A New York State police officer threatened to file criminal charges against a man for video recording him during a traffic stop. "How about if I see you post this on Youtube, I'll find a way for the D.A.s office to arrest you," said the trooper, whose name is Rosenblatt, according to th ...
Questions Remain Unanswered in Berkeley Police Shooting of Antonio Martin Near Ferguson

Questions Remain Unanswered in Berkeley Police Shooting of Antonio Martin Near Ferguson

A Missouri cop shot and killed a man Tuesday night in St. Louis County, two miles from Ferguson, sparking more civil unrest as protesters clashed with police in the aftermath of the shooting. Berkeley police say the 18-year-old man pulled a gun on the cop, causing him to fear for his ...
PINAC Crew Member Obtains Footage of his Arrest, Exonerating him as Prosecutor Tacks on Charge

PINAC Crew Member Obtains Footage of his Arrest, Exonerating him as Prosecutor Tacks on Charge

It took almost five months, but a Washington man was finally able to obtain footage of his own arrest from the King County Sheriff's Office, confirming the arrest went down exactly as he described it in August. But despite all that time, it doesn't appear as if the acting prosecutor i ...