Category: 4th Amendment

Indiana Jury Awards Man $1 After Cops Enter Home Without Warrant to Unlawfully Arrest Him in Mistaken Identity Case

Indiana Jury Awards Man $1 After Cops Enter Home Without Warrant to Unlawfully Arrest Him in Mistaken Identity Case

It was 2012 when Indiana police entered a home without a warrant and shook awake a sleeping 18-year-old high school student, punching him six times, then tasering him before dragging him outside and stuffing him into a patrol car. Handcuffed in the back of the car, DeShawn Franklin de ...
California Cops Viral Video Beating of Teenager Spurs Lawsuit By Man Who Recorded Whole Thing

California Cops Viral Video Beating of Teenager Spurs Lawsuit By Man Who Recorded Whole Thing

He recorded the police and they gave him a "rough ride" that he was lucky to survive. California cops turned the Los Angeles County Fair into a bloody mess last September, beating up and arresting two people for recording the police, including Robert Hanson. In a video below that's ...
WATCH: South Carolina Cops Body Cam Proves Illegal Arrest of Citizen Journalist

WATCH: South Carolina Cops Body Cam Proves Illegal Arrest of Citizen Journalist

The South Carolina town of Greer has doubled down on their police department's blatant constitutional violations, but not how you'd expect. The City of Greer released a body cam video-  which you can see below- where the first officer on the scene admits that the man they arrested was ...
Michigan Cop Nails Jogger With Felony, Really Did Nothing Wrong, Pleaded Guilty Anyway

Michigan Cop Nails Jogger With Felony, Really Did Nothing Wrong, Pleaded Guilty Anyway

A Michigan cop arrested a runner for refusing to identify herself to the officer, who claimed she was jogging down the wrong side of the road. But the cop was wrong. It didn't matter, because bad legal counsel turned a clueless citizen's bad situation into a criminal conviction. ...
Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Seize PINAC Reporter’s Cameras and iPhone Without Warrant

Florida Sheriff’s Deputies Seize PINAC Reporter’s Cameras and iPhone Without Warrant

Florida sheriff's deputies seized and won't return the iPhone and camera they confiscated from PINAC reporter Jeff Gray, even though none of them contain relevant videos of his dubious arrest while protesting. The videos were all transmitted to Bambuser's web service live last week, s ...
Georgia Cop Illegally Arrests Passenger Recording During Broken Tail Light “Investigation”

Georgia Cop Illegally Arrests Passenger Recording During Broken Tail Light “Investigation”

A video surfaced this weekend showing fast-talking, southern Georgia cop arresting a college student, just for being the passenger in a car with a broken tail light, after refusing to participate in the cop's sham "investigation" of a minor traffic infraction. It would spiral of contr ...