LAPD officers that opened fire on two women thinking it was rouge ex-cop Christopher Dorner are returned to active duty. WTF?
from bayonets and M-16 rifles to armored personnel carriers—American police forces have often adopted a mind-set previously reserved for the battlefield. The war on drugs and, more recently, post-9/11 antiterrorism efforts have created a new figure on the U.S. scene: the warrior cop—armed to the teeth, ready to deal harshly with targeted wrongdoers, and a growing threat to familiar American liberties.
An Open Message to the Police and Military
Search your feelings, I feel the conflict within you.
Watch as a killjoy cop puts a damper on the celebration of 4/20 on the campus of UC Santa Cruz, where a member of the student body attempted to smoke a the world’s largest joint, packed with 2.5 pounds of weed. No word on what the police force will do with the it, or whether there is any possibility of its retrieval. (The best part may be the doobie’s owner screaming at the officer, calling him a liar and threatening that he can’t wait to sue him in court.)
via Huffington Post
A police officer can’t pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared Thursday. In a 14-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the “gesture…is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity.”
Amazing homemade aerial surveillance over riot police.
Homemade drone used to spy on police at protest