Your Law Enforcement Dollars At Work: Deputies Drive 500 Miles To Seize A Young Girl’s Pet Goat | Techdirt

I’m not going to open this by stating I assume the Shasta County (CA) Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has better things to do with its time. I know it has better things to do with its time. I&#…

Source: Your Law Enforcement Dollars At Work: Deputies Drive 500 Miles To Seize A Young Girl’s Pet Goat | Techdirt

Oklahoma Deputies Steal $141,500 From Men Trying To Buy Land, Manage To Make $10,000 Of It Disappear | Techdirt

The deputies seized the cash and took Nang and his partner back to the Office for questioning. Several hours later they were released. But not their money. The $141,500 was confiscated by the Sheriff’s Office, which obviously plans to forfeit it as illegally-obtained.On the way to the forfeiture proceedings, the Sheriff’s Office made nearly $10,000 of it disappear.

Source: Oklahoma Deputies Steal $141,500 From Men Trying To Buy Land, Manage To Make $10,000 Of It Disappear | Techdirt

FBI Ignored Its Own Warrant And Search Policies To Seize Millions From People’s Safety Deposit Boxes | Techdirt


So, permission was given to look in the boxes for anything that might identify the owners so they could come get their stuff from the FBI. But instead of doing that, agents took everything from the boxes and started forfeiture proceedings — all without determining who owned what or providing any evidence at all that the items found in the nearly 1,000 boxes were obtained illicitly. Indeed, no customers of US Private Vaults have been accused of any criminal activity.

Source: FBI Ignored Its Own Warrant And Search Policies To Seize Millions From People’s Safety Deposit Boxes | Techdirt

Cop Flips Pregnant Woman’s Car While She Tries To Pull Over Safely


A woman in Arkansas is suing a State Police trooper who flipped her vehicle while she was trying to find a safe place to pull over.

Source: Cop Flips Pregnant Woman’s Car While She Tries To Pull Over Safely

Israel Rounds Up Palestinian Protesters as World Looks Away

PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS URGED the world not to look away from their struggle for freedom and equality following the ceasefire in Gaza, as Israeli police began rounding up Palestinian citizens of Israel who took part in demonstrations described as riots by the authorities.At least 74 Palestinians were detained by Monday afternoon, in the first hours of what Israel’s police force is calling “Operation Law and Order.” Palestinian rights groups called the planned arrest of up to 500 protesters — on charges ranging from attacks on the police to vandalism to online incitement — a blatant crackdown on dissent, timed to coincide with the dimming of the global spotlight on the conflict.

Source: Israel Rounds Up Palestinian Protesters as World Looks Away

North Carolina Judge Summoned To Court After Allegedly Ramming SUV Into BLM Protest

A summons was issued last week for a judge in Fayetteville, North Carolina, requesting he appear in court in his own county on an assault with a deadly weapon charge after he was allegedly caught on camera almost striking Black Lives Matters protesters with his SUV earlier this month.

Judge John M. Tyson will be served with summons to appear in Cumberland County court after one of the protesters, Myah Warren, said she was nearly run over by the judge in his state-owned SUV while protesting.

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a 12-minute video of the incident posted by the Post and provided by the city does not show Tyson’s vehicle surrounded by angry protesters. What it does show is Tyson’s vehicle actually looping back around to the protests after an initial pass and driving in a lane closed to traffic and allegedly attempting to plow into protesters

Source: North Carolina Judge Summoned To Court After Allegedly Ramming SUV Into BLM Protest

Fifth Circuit Denies Immunity To Cops Who Beat And Tased An Unresisting Man To Death | Techdirt

After a middle school official reported a man “acting strange” near the school grounds, the “strange” man — Kendole Joseph — ran into a nearby convenience store and hid behind the counter. The two school resource officers were soon joined by twelve(!) Gretna police officers. Some of these 12 officers severely beat Joseph, ultimately ending his life.

The first officers went over the counter to “secure” Joseph. Somehow this involved multiple tasings and a nearly uninterrupted beating.

Source: Fifth Circuit Denies Immunity To Cops Who Beat And Tased An Unresisting Man To Death | Techdirt

Prosecutor Says It’s OK That Deputies Faked Evidence Reports Because They Didn’t Know It Was A Crime | Techdirt

Since they can’t handle the job of correctly booking evidence, deputies have been faking reports, claiming evidence is booked in when it actually isn’t to avoid getting reprimanded for taking too long to process seized property. One deputy, Bryce Simpson, never did the job correctly. In 74 cases audited, 56 had no evidence booked at all and the other 18 only had some of the evidence booked.

Now, Deputy Bryce Simpson — along with Deputy Joseph Atkinson Jr. — are being given a pass by the special prosecutor presiding over the grand jury convened to decide whether these two slackers/liars should face criminal charges. According to the prosecutor, the deputies did nothing wrong because — wait for it — they didn’t know falsifying official documents was wrong.

Source: Prosecutor Says It’s OK That Deputies Faked Evidence Reports Because They Didn’t Know It Was A Crime | Techdirt

Whistleblower: ICE Prison Does Hysterectomies at High Rates

The complaint, filed by the human rights group Project South, quoted a detainee from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Irwin County Detention Center saying that five women who had the procedure between October and December 2019 had told her that they “reacted confused when explaining why they had one done.” Multiple women claimed that they did not have access to proper interpreters and that medical staff often did not speak Spanish.

Source: Whistleblower: ICE Prison Does Hysterectomies at High Rates

Minnesota Cops Can Seize Your Car, Sell It And Keep The Profits, Even If You Didn’t Do Anything Wrong


Minnesota police are seizing cars from innocent people, selling the cars and keeping the proceeds under a wildly permissive civil forfeiture law supported by, you guessed it, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.

Source: Minnesota Cops Can Seize Your Car, Sell It And Keep The Profits, Even If You Didn’t Do Anything Wrong