D.C. officer illegally seized camera phone, ACLU suit alleges
Open Letter to Humboldt County Sheriff, Michael Downey:
We send you this information WITH URGENCY.
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer Wed, Jan 11, 2012
An Oakland police lieutenant has been demoted and an officer has been suspended for a month because the officer was captured on videotape at a recent Occupy Oakland protest with the name on his uniform covered in black tape, sources said today.
Dear Redwood Curtain Cop Watch,
Does ‘Dereliction-of-Duty’ Just Happen Serendipitously?
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.
"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.
US Police Wage War on Cameras
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.
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.
By Nathan Diebenow Monday, February 14th, 2011 The Atlanta police force will no longer tangle with citizens who videotape their actions in public, according to a recent settlement between citizen activists and the city.
January 24, 2011: Class 1 Felony of recording a conversation is just below the prison time you'd spend for murder.
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.
October 27, 2010
Re: Open Letter About Racial Profiling Incident
Dear Mr. Gallegos,
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.
Spotlight on Sanchez; Urgent Need to Contol Your Officers
December 20, 2008
To Chief Garr Nielson and all entities listed below:
To Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen,
Eureka City Council members,
Eureka Mayor Virginia Bass
Eureka City Attorney Sheryl Schaffner:
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.