Posted by copwatch | Fri, 01/14/2011 - 10:32pm story
Unfortunately, one of the most common things the cops do, with the "in-justice" system's complicity, is beat someone up. Then whether the victim moves, covers his head, or even just takes the beating without doing a thing, the cops say the victim is RESISTING! --Redwood Curtain CopWatch
Man Charged For Covering Head During Police Beating
By Daniel Tencer
Thursday, November 25th, 2010 -- 7:59 pm
A Miami man whose beating at the hands of police was captured on cell phone video has been charged with resisting arrest without violence, a charge his lawyer says came from nothing more than the man's attempts to cover his head from the blows.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 01/28/2011 - 9:24pm story
Texas School Police Ticketing Students As Young As Six
Jan 10, 2011 By Liz Goodwin
School police officers in Texas are doling out more tickets to children as young as 6, who under past disciplinary practices would have been sent to the principal's office instead, according to a report by a Texas nonprofit.
"Disrupting class, using profanity, misbehaving on a school bus, student fights, and truancy once meant a trip to the principal's office. Today, such misbehavior results in a Class C misdemeanor ticket and a trip to court for thousands of Texas students and their families each year," says the Appleseed Texas report (PDF). It examined data from 22 of the state's largest school districts and eight municipal courts.
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 06/05/2010 - 9:51pm story
Excerpts from the Ruling of the Supreme Court of South Dakota:
"...Marcus J. Suhn was convicted of disorderly conduct for yelling profanities at a passing police car in Brookings, South Dakota. He appeals his conviction and contends that his utterances are protected speech under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The State argues that Suhn’s utterances fall under the “fighting words” exception to First Amendment protection. We hold that Suhn’s words are protected speech and reverse."