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Portland, Oregon, 10 people arrested after protesters pepper sprayed by police, forced out of city hall

by Staff

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Ten people have been arrested following "disturbances" inside and outside of Portland City Hall Wednesday.

For the past several weeks, activists with Don't Shoot PDX and Black Lives Matter have been asking Mayor Charlie Hales to hold off on voting on a new Portland Police union contract until mayor-elect Ted Wheeler gets into office.

Hales, along with…


Added by Joy on October 14, 2016 at 8:33am — 4 Comments

Mississippi police ‘hogtie’ asthmatic man who dies later in hospital

Troy Goode’s family said police hogtied him face down on a stretcher and wouldn’t let his wife accompany him to hospital, where he died hours later. Authorities said the man was on LSD at the time of arrest and probably died from a heart condition.

The 30-year-old chemical…


Added by Jaime Deetz on July 22, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Never give police permission to look through your cellphone says former prosecutor

I am a criminal defense attorney with the firm Valencia, Ippolito and Bowman in San Jose, California, I am not only a former prosecutor but a former DJ and drummer and an avid festival goer. I combine my two passions (The Law and Music) in my column, “The Festival Lawyer”.

The, “Festival Lawyer” is an…

Added by Jaime Deetz on April 22, 2015 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

#ShutDownA14>>> Protesters against police brutality barricade Brooklyn Bridge

Protesters gathered in New York City and around the United States to rally against police brutality and a rash of officers killing unarmed black men. Organizers spread the message on social media using the #ShutDownA14 hashtag.

Several arrests have been made in New York after protesters shut down Brooklyn Bridge, RT's Aleksey Yaroshevsky reports…


Added by Jaime Deetz on April 14, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

1-Mil.-$-UAE donation to NYPD police foundation raises transparency, fairness concerns

The New York Police Foundation received $1 million from the United Arab Emirates in 2012, according to a document revealed by The Intercept.

Listed as donors who contributed $1 million or more on the Foundation’s 2012 Schedule…


Added by Jaime Deetz on April 13, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Shocking video shows police tasering elderly man in Florida

A troubling video shows an elderly man being tasered by Florida police officers after he exits his vehicle with his hands up. Witnesses gasp in terror as the man falls to the ground unconscious.

When the ‘suspect’ gets out of his car, the footage shows police officers shouting at him and twisting his arm. The man then raises his hands, is immediately tasered and falls to the ground.

Police then…


Added by Jaime Deetz on February 24, 2015 at 3:20am — 1 Comment

US police employ radar to see through walls

Dozens of US law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, have used radar devices that allow them to “see” through walls of buildings to monitor human activity, a new report states. This has led to questions regarding how legal these tactics are.

The policing agencies began using the radar device more than two years ago without public disclosure and little…


Added by Jaime Deetz on January 20, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Mexico police officers face murder charges in shooting death of homeless man

Two New Mexico police officers accused of killing a homeless man will be charged with murder, the state's district attorney announced on Monday. They are the first charges against Albuquerque officers in connection with shootings.

James Boyd, a 36-year-old homeless man diagnosed as schizophrenic, was …


Added by Jaime Deetz on January 12, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Judge Weighs In On The Use of Radar Devices To Scan Homes For Police Searches

Use of police radar to scan inside homes is raising some serious 4th amendment concerns. By Moreh B.D.K. for Counter Current News | December 31, 2014…


Added by Sojourner on January 5, 2015 at 5:10am — No Comments

225 dogs seized as police break up multistate dog-fighting ring

A police raid at more than a dozen homes exposed an East Coast dog-fighting ring involving 225 dogs. Twenty-two people were indicted, with at least 14 facing charges of animal cruelty, dog fighting, and conspiracy.

Baltimore police armed with search warrants raided 15 houses and other properties, as well as a compound in West Virginia,…


Added by Jaime Deetz on December 24, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Supreme Court just made it easier for police to search your car

The Supreme Court just made it easier for police to search your car

By German Lopez

  1. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police officers can sometimes conduct a search and seizure of a car even if that search is…

Added by Jaime Deetz on December 17, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Woman f-bombs police and gets rewarded $100K compensation

“F___! the police!” is political speech, a US court ruled. A woman who was arrested for swearing and raising a middle finger at law enforcers has been acquitted and awarded $100,000 in settlement.

Amy Barnes, a well-known political activist in Marietta, Georgia, had her freedom of speech right violated when she was arrested for yelling curses at…


Added by Jaime Deetz on December 13, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Grand juries rarely indict police officers who shoot citizens(DUH!!!!)

The failure of the St. Louis County grand jury to hand down an indictment against the officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown caused uproar and protest, but law enforcement experts say that indictments against police officers are rare.

The perceived lack of indictment of police by grand juries could be due to multiple…


Added by Jaime Deetz on November 26, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Los Angeles police using CIA software to track criminals, ex-cons

New software used by the Los Angeles Police Department shows not only where crime is most likely to happen, but also tracks ex-cons and others likely to commit crimes. Civil rights groups are concerned over its use for entrapment and data collection.

Dubbed ‘LASER,’ the software program was developed by the CIA’s venture capital…


Added by Jaime Deetz on November 15, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Florida police threaten arrest under new ‘homeless hate law’

Florida police handed out citations and threatened to arrest two priests and a 90-year-old veteran volunteer for feeding the homeless. A recently passed city ordinance makes sharing food a citable offense.

Fort Lauderdale police removed at least three volunteers, as well as the Sunday lunch they were serving to several dozen homeless people, citing a…


Added by Jaime Deetz on November 4, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Italian firm ‘sells anti-encryption global spyware to police & Governments

The latest encryption measures adopted by Google and Apple to beef up users’ security seem futile in light of firms like Hacking Team, which are offering software that allows authorities to bypass encryptions on personal devices, The Intercept reported.



Added by Jaime Deetz on October 31, 2014 at 4:21am — No Comments

Hong Kong police officers beat protester, use pepper spray, arrest dozens (VIDEO)


Dozens of Hong Kong protesters blocking central streets while rallying for a greater say in their city’s election were pepper sprayed and arrested early Wednesday. In one case, a detained man was reportedly beaten by police in a dark alley.

The police brutality witnessed overnight was broadcast on TV the following day, leading to public outrage. As a…


Added by Jaime Deetz on October 15, 2014 at 4:40am — 1 Comment

California governor vetoes bill requiring warrants for police drones

Despite widely clearing both the state’s Senate and Assembly, California Governor Jerry Brown shot down a bill on Sunday that would have imposed restrictions on when law enforcement agencies can use drones for surveillance.

Brown, a Democrat, said in a statement over the weekend that he was vetoing the drone accountability act that, had it been signed into law, would require police agencies to obtain a warrant before…


Added by Jaime Deetz on September 29, 2014 at 7:25pm — No Comments

FBI forces police departments across the US to keep quiet about cellphone spying gear

Not only are local police departments across the United States increasingly relying on so-called StingRay devices to conduct surveillance on cell phone users, but cops are being forced to keep quiet about the operations, new documents reveal.

Recent reports have indicated that law enforcement agencies from coast to coast have been turning to IMSI-catcher devices, like the StingRay sold by Florida’s Harris Corporation, to…


Added by Jaime Deetz on September 24, 2014 at 2:14am — 2 Comments

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