Cop Charged with Felony After Video Shows Him Smashing in Suspect’s Face with a Shotgun

Owasso, OK — Owasso police officer, Mike Denton, was fired in 2011 after body cam and surveillance footage showed him stomping on a handcuffed man’s head and then repeatedly elbowing him in the face. The victim was Brian Spalding. Spalding’s arrest was caught on all of the officer’s lapel cams and paints a clear picture of excessive force, justifying the city’s response of firing Denton. However, the Fraternal Order of Police, who argued that Denton was simply “protecting himself” by stomping on a man’s head, nearly breaking both of his arms, and elbowing him. The FOP then filed a grievance which was heard by federal mediator Edward Valverde in March of 2012. On Sept 22, 2014, keeping his rank and position, and back pay, Denton was reinstated. “He’s put back into the exact same role that he left under, which means that he is a lieutenant over a patrol shift,” Police Chief Scott […] Read More

“You’re My Favorite Victim” Woman Reports Rape to NYPD, Cops Show Up and Sexually Assault Her

New York, NY (RT) — A 25-year-old woman is suing the NYPD, after two of its officers charged with investigating her rape case got her drunk in a hotel room and sexually assaulted her. The complaint made on Tuesday relates to an incident in January 2013, when the Seattle nursing student was assaulted by a “social acquaintance” at an apartment. She reported the assault by phone in June, and was told the Special Victims Unit would handle the case. According to the New York Daily News, Lieutenant Adam Lamboy and Detective Lucazs Skorzewski arrived to take the woman’s statement on July 5. They later encouraged her to join them for lunch and drinks at a waterfront bar in Seattle. #NYPD officer charged with raping teen http://t.co/Uar5GxmUeJ pic.twitter.com/4PzrFJJdWj — RT America (@RT_America) March 25, 2015 The victim recalls being suspicious of drinking during the day, something to which Lamboy replied, […] Read More

Gitmo In Chicago Revisited

An discussed London Guardian revelations about Chicago police operating an “off-the-books (Homan Square) interrogation compound” – a “nondescript warehouse” using “CIA black site” practices. Police brutality victims are lawlessly arrested, detained, denied access to lawyers, and tortured during secret interrogations. From September 2004 to July 2015, only three arrestees were visited by attorneys. Unless all others waived their constitutional right, the facts show Chicago police lied saying “any individual who wishes to consult a lawyer will not be interrogated until they have an opportunity to do so.” “An arrestee or person-in-custody will be notified as soon as practicable upon the arrival at the police facility of his or her legal representative.” On August 5, the Guardian published a  titled “Chicago police detained thousands of black Americans at interrogation facility.” A Guardian FOIA lawsuit revealed “overwhelming racial disparity” affecting Blacks unfairly, often for alleged offenses too minor to matter, never […] Read More

Woman Shot Six Times After Reporting She Was Having Sex With Police Official

“They Didn’t Have To Shoot Me Six Times,” Amy Bramuchi said about Alpharetta police officers who broke into her home while she was sleeping. She’s talking about an incident on September 25th when Alpharetta police officers shot her, in what she claims was an act of “retaliation.” The nationally certified Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor recalled, “I was asleep and the next thing I know I hear my door being broken down. I was scared, and I didn’t know what was going on.” Bramuchi explained to local CBS Atlanta News that she was on medication and sleeping pills. A friend of her’s was worried that she was suicidal, which she claims was incorrect. But because of the medication, she did not hear police at the door. A police report in fact confirmed that officers did not make contact with he, so they violently forced their way in. Bramuchi was […] Read More

10 Rules for Dealing with Cops, By a Cop

Few people understand that your constitutional rights only apply if you understand and assert them. As a 33-year law enforcement veteran and former training commander with the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department, I know how easy it is to intimidate citizens into answering incriminating questions or letting me search through their belongings. This reality might make things easier for police looking to make an easy arrest, but it doesn’t always serve the interests of justice. That’s why I believe all citizens should understand how to protect their constitutional rights and make smart decisions when dealing with officers of the law. Unfortunately, this important information has remained largely unavailable to the public, despite growing concerns about police misconduct and the excesses of the war on drugs. For this reason, I agreed to serve as a technical consultant for the important new film, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. […] Read More

America’s Authoritarian Police Violently Enforce 1%’s Rule

While individual police officers may be courageous, the institution of policing in America is an authoritarian force. The deaths of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, gunned down by a mentally unstable man who later committed suicide, have been accompanied by public rituals of mourning. Unfortunately, many public figures are also villifying those who demand accountabilty for police brutality. In a sign of how debased American cultural values have become (especially on the Right), a plea for human dignity, civil rights and an end to police brutality against people of color can be twisted and warped into some type of provocation to violence against the police. The millions of Americans who want police to act in a professional and responsible manner by not abusing those they are ostensibly “sworn to protect” are not endorsing premeditated violence against police. Rather, those Americans of conscience who are standing up against police […] Read More

Off Duty Cop Picked the Wrong Person to Harass

Amanda Warren Activist Post Like most states in the U.S., South Carolina can be a hotbed for undue police harassment. No less in Charleston, presumably during January 2014. Traffic on the interstate was being unnecessarily stopped up by a man with a female passenger, driving ever-so-slowly in the left lane. The female driver seen in the following video drove by the unmarked car and “flipped a friendly bird.” Only to be tailgated by the unmarked car which soon sped up and flashed police lights. Turns out, she was a confident law student… Evidently, this was a self-proclaimed off duty officer who asked for her identification, registration and proof of insurance. When asked if he was on duty he replied, “we are always on duty, ma’am.” She has to repeat, “am I being detained?” a number of times before he answered, “no.” So she did what was within her rights […] Read More