Appeals Court To Cops: If You ‘Don’t Have Time’ For ‘Constitutional Bullshit,’ You Don’t Get Immunity | Techdirt

The officer who had asked for his key told him: “I don’t have time to play this constitutional bullshit. We’re going to break down your door. You’re going to have to pay for a new door.” Corrigan Dep. 94:15–18. Corrigan responded, “It looks like I’m paying for a new door, then. I’m not giving you consent to go into my place.”

Source: Appeals Court To Cops: If You ‘Don’t Have Time’ For ‘Constitutional Bullshit,’ You Don’t Get Immunity | Techdirt

Prosecutor Shuts Down New Orleans Cop’s Attempt To Charge Arrestee With Hate Crime For Insulting Responding Officers | Techdirt

The Louisiana legislature decided to help out its most underprivileged constituents — law enforcement officers — by making it a felony to “attack” them using nothing more than words.

Source: Prosecutor Shuts Down New Orleans Cop’s Attempt To Charge Arrestee With Hate Crime For Insulting Responding Officers | Techdirt

After police violence against unarmed black men, 911 crime calls drop | Ars Technica


Communities skip reporting crime out of distrust of law enforcement.

Source: After police violence against unarmed black men, 911 crime calls drop | Ars Technica

Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention


Photographs and video of heavily armed police officers arresting protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend reverberated on social networks around the world.

Source: Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention

Journalists Arrested In Ferguson Promise Not To Promote The Settlement | Techdirt

on Wednesdsay, it was announced that a settlement has been reached in which law enforcement officers will receive more training. While the official details of the settlement were “confidential,” the Huffington Post got a copy of the settlement using a FOIA request and found some interesting details, including an agreement that none of the four journalists in question will “publicize” the agreement in any way

Source: Journalists Arrested In Ferguson Promise Not To Promote The Settlement | Techdirt

Cop fired after video shows him slamming 12-year-old girl to the ground | Ars Technica


Officer’s report was “inconsistent with the video,” officials say.

Source: Cop fired after video shows him slamming 12-year-old girl to the ground | Ars Technica

Video clears Texas man of assaulting cop—did police commit perjury? | Ars Technica


“Without the video I would be in prison. There is no doubt about that.”

Source: Video clears Texas man of assaulting cop—did police commit perjury? | Ars Technica

Police Officer Attempts To Set Record For Most Constitutional Violations In A Single Traffic Stop | Techdirt

Source: Police Officer Attempts To Set Record For Most Constitutional Violations In A Single Traffic Stop | Techdirt

Body cam captures man’s final words—begging the cops to get off of him


“Sir, we’re not killing you,” one of a handful of officers is overheard saying.

Source: Body cam captures man’s final words—begging the cops to get off of him

Taser and the Myth of Non-Lethal Weaponry


Taser claims its products are safe. But if that’s true, wonders a new documentary, why do people keep dying?

Source: Taser and the Myth of Non-Lethal Weaponry