VIDEO I fear for Lady Justice – Police Use of Surveillance Stingrays Requires a Warrant

    September 19, 2018 By Lisa M. Schaffer, Esq.  It is unconstitutional for police to use Stingrays without a warrant. And yet, it happens more often than is ever discovered. Last week, the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that any evidence obtained through the use of a Stingray device without a warrant is inadmissible, even if police used … More VIDEO I fear for Lady Justice – Police Use of Surveillance Stingrays Requires a Warrant

Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

Jan 8, 2018 By John W. Whitehead “The warlords of history are still kicking our heads in, and no one, not our fathers, not our Gods, is coming to save us.”— Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled: it will not hear the case of Young v. Borders. Despite the fact that a 26-year-old man … More Justice Denied: The Government Is Not Going to Save Us

Police use of ‘StingRay’ cellphone tracker requires search warrant, appeals court rules

Sept 21, 2017 By Tom Jackman A “StingRay II,” made by the Harris Corp., can redirect cellphone calls away from cell tower antennae and capture their identifying data and location. Police use them to find people. Some argue that that’s an invasion of privacy. (Courtesy Harris Corp.) A device that tricks cellphones into sending it their … More Police use of ‘StingRay’ cellphone tracker requires search warrant, appeals court rules

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

July 22, 2017 by Jacques Billeaud     PHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over. Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without permits, recently changed its rule book for … More Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

FBI Study: Police Scared, Demoralized, Less Proactive Due to Anti-Cop Activism

Dallas police chief David Brown, center, takes part in a candle light vigil at City Hall, Monday, July 11, 2016, in Dallas / AP May  5, 2017 BY: Charles Fain Lehman Police officers are “scared and demoralized” and have reduced “proactive policing” due to intense criticism from the public and national politicians amid heightened anti-cop … More FBI Study: Police Scared, Demoralized, Less Proactive Due to Anti-Cop Activism

Indiana Supreme Court Overturns Driver Welfare Traffic Stop

Dec 16, 2016   Privacy rights of motorists win out over the police desire to conduct a welfare search in Indiana high court ruling.  The Indiana Supreme Court last month ruled that it is more important for police to respect the privacy of drivers than to pull them over to check whether they are in … More Indiana Supreme Court Overturns Driver Welfare Traffic Stop

Seattle Set to Deploy DHS-funded Police Body Cameras

Nov 25, 2016  by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. In exchange for money and materiel offered by the federal Department of Homeland Security, many local police departments and sheriffs’ offices have been joined with the federal surveillance state in Fusion Centers and are required to share intelligence, data, and images with their federal overlords. This relationship … More Seattle Set to Deploy DHS-funded Police Body Cameras

Local Police Using CIA-funded Software to Track All Citizens’ Social Media Posts

Oct 8, 2016 by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   Local police departments are using software developed by a CIA-funded company to monitor citizens’ social media posts and their physical locations in real time 24 hours a day. Stories from across the country have revealed that several local law enforcement agencies — in Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, and … More Local Police Using CIA-funded Software to Track All Citizens’ Social Media Posts

Murders Up Nearly 11% in 2015, Most in 20 Years

Sept 28, 2016  by  Bob Adelmann   Statistics from the FBI’s report Crime in the United States, 2015, released September 25, confirm previous reports that the long decline in violent crime has ended. Murders in the United States in 2015 rose by 10.8 percent over the previous year, dwarfing any increases seen over the last … More Murders Up Nearly 11% in 2015, Most in 20 Years

Programmed to Kill: The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Dogs

  July 06, 2016   By John W. Whitehead “In too much of policing today, officer safety has become the highest priority. It trumps the rights and safety of suspects. It trumps the rights and safety of bystanders. It’s so important, in fact, that an officer’s subjective fear of a minor wound from a dog bite … More Programmed to Kill: The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Dogs