Category: Municipal Government

New Mexico Cops Settle “Fuck” Lawsuit for $25,000, Taxpayers Will Pay

New Mexico Cops Settle “Fuck” Lawsuit for $25,000, Taxpayers Will Pay

New Mexico cops falsely arrested a grown adult citizen in public for saying "fuck", now Farmington taxpayers agreed to pay $25,000 to settle the resulting censorship lawsuit under the 1st Amendment. Three Farmington officers grossly overstepped their boundaries acting as censors, when ...
Federal Judge Rules New York Town Named Liberty Violated Man’s Rights When Arresting Him for Calling It a “Shitty Town”

Federal Judge Rules New York Town Named Liberty Violated Man’s Rights When Arresting Him for Calling It a “Shitty Town”

A New York town called Liberty proved to be against liberty after it arrested a man for calling it a "shitty town" in protest over a speeding ticket. But now that the New York Civil Liberties Union stepped in, the town of Liberty will now learn a lesson in liberty, specifically the Fi ...
Georgia Woman Wins First Amendment Award for her Citizen Journalism, Fighting for the Right to Record

Georgia Woman Wins First Amendment Award for her Citizen Journalism, Fighting for the Right to Record

Georgia citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale is in the news again but this time, the story doesn’t involve her getting thrown out of a public meeting or arrested in a pumpkin patch. Tisdale is being honored by Georgia’s First Amendment Foundation for her work in making public meetings ava ...
Disgraced Illinois “Officer of the Year” Faces Even More Rape Charges

Disgraced Illinois “Officer of the Year” Faces Even More Rape Charges

Just a few short months after being named the "Officer of the Year" for the Champaign Police Department in Illinois, Jerad Gale, 31, was arrested for strangling and raping two woman. Now, a few weeks since his arrest, an additional victim and former girlfriend has come forward, allegi ...
Kentucky Cops Called for Recording as Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License in County Building

Kentucky Cops Called for Recording as Same-Sex Couple Denied Marriage License in County Building

A video has surfaced on YouTube which apparently shows two men being denied a marriage license in Morehead, Kentucky by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. The video also shows police being called when supporters of the couple refuse to stop recording that denial in the county building in w ...
Virginia Man Arrested and Assaulted by Police for Recording Firefighters Misusing Public Property

Virginia Man Arrested and Assaulted by Police for Recording Firefighters Misusing Public Property

A Virginia activist and independent journalist was walking his dog on the evening of June 10th, 2015 when he noticed some peculiar activity happening inside a Richmond, Virginia firehouse. To Chris Dorsey, it looked as if city firefighters were actively working on their personal vehic ...
New York Fire Departments Refuse to Name Firefighter Who Tried Knocking Drone Out of Sky With Firehose

New York Fire Departments Refuse to Name Firefighter Who Tried Knocking Drone Out of Sky With Firehose

Some firefighters are about to be in hot water. At least they should be. If the right fire department steps up and takes responsibility for spraying a man's drone with water. The incident took place earlier this month in Montgomery in upstate New York when John Thompson, a former fire ...
Dallas Police Release Pathetic Right-To-Record Policy

Dallas Police Release Pathetic Right-To-Record Policy

Dallas police officials released a one page, right-to-record directive to officers last week which is now raising eyebrows for its lack of substance. Last October, high ranking officials from the Dallas Police Department and its respective police association sat down with police accou ...
Ferguson Police May be Held in Contempt of Court for Continuing to Arrest Citizens who Record (Updated II)

Ferguson Police May be Held in Contempt of Court for Continuing to Arrest Citizens who Record (Updated II)

The video begins with at least seven Ferguson police officers standing in the street, blocking a lane of traffic, with an eighth cop jaywalking across the street, forcing more cars to stop. The cops are facing a group of protesters standing on the sidewalk across the street from the poli ...
Dash Cam Video of Florida Cop Shooting Mentally ill Man Made Public

Dash Cam Video of Florida Cop Shooting Mentally ill Man Made Public

A dashcam video released Wednesday shows a Florida police officer blasting five shots at a man out of the camera's frame, resulting in his death. Miami Gardens police said they feared for their lives because Lavall Hall, who suffered from mental illness, was wielding a broomstick. ...