police misconduct

“When a police officer sees a camera he should smile.”

The lawsuit alleges that Staley was walking to a bus stop with a friend ...when he saw a D.C. police car hit a man on a motorbike. Two police officers then began to punch the motorbike rider, who was on the ground and appeared to be hurt....

D.C. officer illegally seized camera phone, ACLU suit alleges

San Fran DA Drops Cases Due to Illegal Cop Searches

DA drops 57 cases in San Francisco Cops Scandal
(or "Every Once in a While, Cops Get Busted for Their Common Thug Behavior")

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8004435


Note: DA Gascon is saying that SF will have a prosecutor to give copsin-the-moment advice as to what they can get away with when busting in to search places... if the cops even call for such guidance.... 

Pitchess Motion

What is a Pitchess Motion ???
 
A Pitchess Motion is filed by a defense attorney to force the police to produce information about the police officers which will help the defendant and which is negative towards the police.  Citizen complaints*, on the job discipline and other information must be provided.
 
A California Pitchess motion is a request for information contained in an officer's personnel file. Criminal defense lawyers typically raise this motion when they believe that their client has been the victim of police misconduct.

Florida Cops Get New Semi-Automatic Tasers- TASERS Kill! Ban Tasers!!

New Taser Packs Triple The Stun (TV news video in link)

Local Police Department Buys New Semi-Automatic Taser

January 27, 2011 TAVARES, Fla. -- A Central Florida police department is putting a new Taser on the streets that packs not one, but three electrifying shots.

Tavares police believe the powerful tool will let them subdue suspects before they harm officers or themselves.

The new model is called the X3. It can be fired three times in rapid succession without the officer having to reload. That means up to three suspects can be stunned, or one especially unruly suspect can be stunned more than once.

SLIDESHOW: 23 Raw Taser Cam Videos

"If they're moving around, and you don't get both probes into the person, or into the party, then they just keep doing what they're doing because it doesn't affect them," said Capt. Danny Felicia with Tavares police.

from Winnipeg CopWatch- Suggestions for Real Crime Prevention

...Solutions to Crime Prevention Rather Than a Ramping Up of the Status Quo

In boosting the number of police...politicians are following the path of the so-called “law & order” politics of the federal Conservative party, who’ve used a non-existent rise in crime to justify construction of expensive new prisons[1]. Research has consistently shown that incarceration actually increases crime...

....Consider working with the province to follow in the footsteps of Ontario’s recent decriminalization of sex work, in response to the ongoing crisis of missing women. New Zealand decriminalized sex work in 2003, and in the time since then, they’ve seen a modest decrease in the number of sex workers on the street, and a significant increase in the likelihood they’ll report crimes committed against them.

Center for Constitutional Rights Stands with Copwatch Groups to Ensure Their Right to Monitor Police Activity

Copwatch groups are made up of concerned community members, who take action to lawfully monitor local law enforcement activity in their neighborhoods. Copwatch groups are proactively working to reduce police violence and misconduct in exercising their right to hold the police accountable for their actions. Many Copwatch groups use video recording to document police misconduct, thereby shifting the balance of power between law enforcement agencies and the communities they patrol, and in some cases affecting changes in police practices and policies.

All the More Reason to Watch and VideoTape

US Police Wage War on Cameras

By RT

Today's high tech world has made it a lot easier to videotape police, but it may have also made it more dangerous. RT's Ramon Galindo shows us how a high school student has become the latest target in the war on cameras.

Eureka Cop, Alan Aubuchon, Ignores 215 Recommendations

I was arrested by Officer Aubuchon, of the Eureka Police Department. He found my medical pipe and 1/2gram of medical marijuana, that I purchased from a dispensary. Officer Aubuchon then tells me that this is illegal to have drugs or drug paraphernalia.  So I then told him that I am a medical marijuana patient, I have my prescription in my back pocket and my state card in my front pocket. He looked at them then laughed. Waiving them in my face he told me haha we here in Eureka do not recognize 215. Several times he informed me that Eureka does not recognize 215.

POWER TO OUR YOUTH, from Idriss Stelley Foundation, November 2010

Happy to report that I receive phone calls today from 2 different high schools teachers to set up 15 hr internships for their students at Idriss Stelley Foundation, prompted by the Mehserle Verdict and the police assassination of Derrick Jones.

Our internship includes Youth Know your Rights interactive training so that the kids can later conduct their own workshops in their schools.

Taser Evidence Mysteriously Lost- Lenda Beck's Letter to the Editor, March 2010

Below is a letter that I wrote to editor concerning the state of affairs with law enforcement. and replying to a letter. City and County did away with the taser evidence from when the cops tried to kill my son. There were three tasers deployed. They said one taser was broken, and my son had to pay for it to be repaired. Now all the evidence has disappeared. I filed and administrative law suit with in 6 months of the incident. His belongings that he was booked with  also disappeared. These items probably contained evidence of the brutality that happened that night.

 

NUMEROUS Reports of Abuse and Harassment by EPD Officers QUIGLEY and LAIRD

Such reports are nothing new, however, Quigley has not been so visible for a little while until recently, and Laird was seen for a while in plain clothes, riding around in a patrol car with Officer Rolofson.

 

Now, both Quigley and Laird are back on the streets, insulting, harassing, ticketing, and treating houseless people in a VILE manner.  Please go down to the free meal area (St. Vincent de Paul's Dining, on West 3rd Street) to observe and listen for yourself.  Your presence is important.

 

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