Posted by copwatch | Mon, 12/19/2011 - 12:00pm story
Eureka, CA: The first trial of an arrested Occupier (Eureka) is over. The Humboldt County prosecutor's case revolved around the arrest of the demonstrator for videotaping Eureka police officer, Michael Guy, when he approached the Occupy Eureka site at 4am. After officials jailed the person who was filming for eight days, wasted the impoverished county's money, and spent nearly two weeks in court claiming that the videotaping woman's behavior put the officer in grave danger, a jury voted ten-to-two for acquittal. The case was dismissed.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 04/27/2011 - 5:04pm story
DA drops 57 cases in San Francisco Cops Scandal
(or "Every Once in a While, Cops Get Busted for Their Common Thug Behavior")
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....
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 10/28/2010 - 11:55pm story
The defendants in the two felonies and 16 misdemeanors declined to waive their rights to a speedy trial, forcing a trial judge to dismiss the charges because there were no courtrooms available.
---------------------------------------Please read CopWatch comment to this article---
October 25, 2010
California's budget crisis has proved a boon for some defendants.
In a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of 18 criminal cases, two of them felonies, in Riverside County because there were not enough judges to hear them.
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 04/05/2007 - 4:22pm story
Assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons are being supplied by a large corporation (Target) and the DA. TAZERS Tazers give off a 50,000 volt blast. EPD is expecting to have a new batch of tazers soon. The body count in North America now stands at 287 after having been tasered with this "less than lethal" device. 15 Canadians and 272 Americans since 2001, 9 dead in August of this year alone. Tazers in Humboldt have been used, for instance, on a person sneaking into a concert at the Eureka Muni and people following police orders (to walk away) in Arcata.