Ohio Sheriffs: Get your Concealed Carry Permits

Dayton’s WHIO (AM 1290) is reporting that two Ohio county sheriffs took to Twitter in the hours after news of the attack in San Bernadino, CA to urge Ohioans to obtain concealed handgun licenses. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones in a Twitter exchange called on people to get a conceal and carry permit. “I have said it in the past and I said it (Wednesday) , people should get their conceal and carry permit and carry a gun where permitted. You don’t want to be that person hiding under the desk or in a closet waiting for someone to come rescue you. It may be too late.” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer agrees. “I encourage all law abiding citizens to get Conceal Carry Permits,” he said. “I think it’s so important that we’re turning around the permits in 24 hours. We have to arm ourselves and protect ourselves because […] Read More

Mom Calls 911 for Mental Help With Her Son, Cops Show Up, Tase Him to Death While He’s Restrained

The parents maintain that the deputies were never in danger and that their son was not armed. Coweta County, GA—On November 20, sheriff deputies in Coweta County, Georgia were summoned to help subdue a man having a psychotic breakdown. They ended up tasing him to death. Chase Sherman, 32, his fiancée, and his parents, Kevin and Mary Ann Sherman, were returning from a vacation. During a layover at the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Sherman started having hallucinations and acting agitated. According to his father, he “got nervous … about planes crashing, and he just didn’t feel comfortable on a plane…. He thought nobody recognized him. I said, ‘Chase, we’re fine. We’re going to get a car and drive home.’ He didn’t know where he was at.” They rented a car to drive the rest of the way to their home in Florida.  Sherman’s fiancée told his parents that he may […] Read More

Adam exposes the junk science being used by police and courts

Why fingerprinting is flawed:   “Take the case of Brandon Mayfield. He was arrested for the Madrid train bombings when the world’s top fingerprint experts said he was a perfect match for a print found at the scene.”  “It’s been shown that fingerprint analysts can unconsciously change their evaluations depending on the details of the case.”  Why lie detectors don’t detect lies:   “Humans are complicated. The truth isn’t something you can detect with a machine… Back in the Dark Ages, they would force criminals to hold a red hot iron to see if it burned them. If it did, it meant you were lying.” Truthful people fail polygraphs all the time, just because they’re sweaty and nervous. And all you have to do to beat it is stay super chill. Criminals do it all the time. Some infamous examples include Gary Ridgway, aka the Green River Killer…” “Larson […] Read More

Cops Now Stealing Your Stuff To ‘Protect You’ From People Who Might Steal Your Stuff

By: Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project | New Haven, CT — In a ridiculous move, ostensibly designed to protect citizens from theft, the New Haven police department has begun stealing things from innocent individuals. Yes, you read that correctly. The New Haven police department announced its plans this week to start stealing things from unsuspecting residents who leave their doors unlocked. If you are missing your valuables, it may not have been taken by a private thief, it could have been stolen by a public thief. According to Lt. Herbert Sharp of the NHPD, police are now taking private property from unlocked cars and bringing it to the station. This, of course, is done so to “deter theft.” Sharp assures the public that when his officers are opening the door to your property and removing your belongings, with no search warrant and no probable cause, that this is […] Read More

State Law Makes It a Felony to Touch a Police Officer Even Off-Duty and Out of Uniform

In effect, the Oklahoma measure extends the cloak of ‘qualified immunity’ to cover every aspect of a law enforcement officer’s life. Two short-tempered men run into each other in a bar in Enid, Oklahoma. The combustible mixture of alcohol and ego produces the predictable reaction – a brief, stupid, and inconclusive fight in which neither side is seriously injured. When police officers arrive on the scene, onlookers expect that both parties to the altercation will be hauled away in handcuffs. However, after one of them produces a police credential, he is allowed to handcuff the other and place him under arrest for a felonious assault on an off-duty law enforcement officer. It doesn’t matter that the individual making the arrest might have been the same one who started the fight. This scenario is made entirely plausible by a newly enacted Oklahoma statute that makes any “assault” on an off-duty […] Read More

NH Judge Says Secretly Recording Police is Legal, Dismisses Wiretapping Charge

In a six page decision issued this week, NH Hillsborough superior court judge Gillian L. Abramson dismissed the misdemeanor wiretapping charge against Alfredo Valentin – affirming the right to record police in public includes secret recordings. The judge cites both the Glik and Gericke cases which were important federal cases affirming the right to record police in public. The state argued in this case, that since the recording was secret, the right to record doesn’t apply in NH, where the wiretapping statute is ridiculously oppressive. The judge smacked that claim down: the Court finds that the First Amendment protects secretly filming police in public, for the same reasons that the First Amendment generally protects filming police. The public has the right to gather and disseminate information about the police. Free State Project early mover and attorney Brandon Ross is Valentin’s lawyer (Ross has previously beaten wiretapping charges at the […] Read More

On Police and Stolen Native Lives: A Lakota Mother Speaks

In Castaway’s case, the voices of those demanding justice have been more widely heard On July 12, 2015, Paul Castaway was shot and killed by Denver police while holding a knife to his own throat. The police initially claimed that Castaway, a mentally ill Indigenous man, had charged at them with a knife after stabbing his own mother in the neck. Surveillance footage would later contradict those claims and support the accounts of Castaway’s family and other witnesses, who have maintained that Castaway menaced no one but himself with the knife in his hand, and never charged police. Police later amended their version of events, acknowledging that Castaway never attacked his mother. Castaway’s death, the dishonesty of officials and the local prosecutor’s refusal to press charges are not, in and of themselves, extraordinary circumstances. Native people in the United States are statistically more likely to be killed by police […] Read More

Pay $250 Fine or Patrol Car Gets Towed, Illegally Parked Cop Gets a Taste of Police Extortion

Charleston, SC — The owner of a Charleston small business decided he was going to show that cops are not above the law. In this video, Chad Walton of CWR Racing hooks his winch to a police cruiser that was parked illegally behind his business, with every intention of towing it to his facility. According to the posted sign, once an illegally parked vehicle is hooked for towing, it costs $250 to unhook. There is also a charge of $30 for every day the vehicle sits in the facility. “This police car is illegally parked here. I’ve gotten a couple of tickets downtown, had my car booted, towed, um, all that good stuff. So we’re going to go ahead and return the favor. As soon as we hook up to it…just like they do to everybody in downtown Charleston…$250 before I disconnect, or we’re going to go ahead and tow […] Read More

New Jersey Cops Attempt To Confiscate Cameras After Commanding Police Dog To Maul Man To Death

Imagine witnessing police officers commanding a K-9 dog to maul a man to death. If you are like most people, you would try to document the murder by recording the incident. That’s exactly what recently happened in New Jersey, after cops killed a man by mauling him with a police dog. But when by-standards started recording the incident, officers charged at them to confiscate cell phone cameras (scroll down for video). The Vineland, New Jersey officer who demanded witness cell phones seems to have been unsuccessful in his attempts to confiscate recording devices. Currently, there are two different videos of the incident that have been uploaded to YouTube and released by local media. PINAC notes there is an additional, “much grainier” video of the incident as well. News reports seem to have no idea what happens after the officer demanded the footage and recording devices. The videos do not explain either. One could presume […] Read More