Category: 4th Amendment

14 Baltimore Cops Raid Local Bar for Faulty Water Heater Without Search Warrant, Shut It Down

14 Baltimore Cops Raid Local Bar for Faulty Water Heater Without Search Warrant, Shut It Down

Fourteen cops from the Baltimore City Police vice squad were caught on camera this past February 6th, raiding a local bar, then abruptly shutting it down for business at midnight on a Friday night, after finding an alleged code violation, and all without any warrant, notice or apparent a ...
Apple Turns Down FBI Demand For Encryption Key Made Under 1789 Law, Defends 4th Amendment

Apple Turns Down FBI Demand For Encryption Key Made Under 1789 Law, Defends 4th Amendment

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc. turned down the FBI's demand using a 1789 federal ordinance to build a "backdoor" into iPhones allowing law enforcement to defeat encryption as he explained in a "Customer Letter" this morning posted to the company's website. Apple's letter kicks off the h ...
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

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

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 ...
Maryland Deputies Accuse Woman of Breastfeeding in Car, Arrest Boyfriend for Disputing Allegation, Confiscate Woman’s Camera as “Evidence”

Maryland Deputies Accuse Woman of Breastfeeding in Car, Arrest Boyfriend for Disputing Allegation, Confiscate Woman’s Camera as “Evidence”

Juley Harris pulled into a Maryland gas station last December with his family and pumped some gas before stepping into the station's convenience store and heating up a pizza. When he stepped out, a Charles County sheriff's deputy was demanding his identification, accusing him of drivi ...
South Carolina Cops Caught on Video Kicking and Punching Man

South Carolina Cops Caught on Video Kicking and Punching Man

Two South Carolina police officers are coming under fire after a video surfaced of them kicking and punching a man severely, prompting an internal investigation. According to an incident report from the Spartanburg Police Department, law enforcement officials got a call Sunday of an a ...
Colorado ACLU Demanding to See Internal Affairs Report Clearing Cops of Unlawful Arrest of Man Recording Traffic Stop

Colorado ACLU Demanding to See Internal Affairs Report Clearing Cops of Unlawful Arrest of Man Recording Traffic Stop

Charges against Ryan Brown, a Colorado man arrested earlier this year for recording police, have been dropped. Now the Colorado ACLU is demanding to see the internal affairs report to prepare for a possible lawsuit. But the Colorado Springs Police Department, which cleared the offi ...
Austin Police Arrests Man For Eating A Hamburger in His Own Parked Car (UPDATED)

Austin Police Arrests Man For Eating A Hamburger in His Own Parked Car (UPDATED)

UPDATE 9/23: In response to some who would say that this Austin Police Officer had any right to execute an arrest in the below video, it is important to note firstly that the officer did not reasonably articulate commission of any crime, solely saying that they were in a "high prostituti ...
PINAC Sues Florida Judge in Federal Court for Criminalizing Videography of County Courthouse (Updated)

PINAC Sues Florida Judge in Federal Court for Criminalizing Videography of County Courthouse (Updated)

Photography is Not a Crime is suing a high-ranking Florida judge who last week issued an order threatening to arrest us for contempt of court if we video record the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville from a public sidewalk. It is not clear what Chief Fourth Circuit Judge Mark Mah ...
McKinney Police Caught on Camera Detaining Texas Man at Gunpoint in His Own Front Yard (Updated II)

McKinney Police Caught on Camera Detaining Texas Man at Gunpoint in His Own Front Yard (Updated II)

Now that the media attention has seemed to have drifted from the McKinney Pool Party, their police officers are at it again, and forgetting the power of a smartphone and the internet. A video uploaded to social media on Wednesday captured an unhinged McKinney police officer with weapo ...