Former Cop Derek Chauvin Arrested, Charged With Third Degree Murder, Manslaughter in Death of George Floyd

From the AP: A Minnesota prosecutor has charged a [former] police officer with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the restraint death of George Floyd. Floyd is the handcuffed black man whose cries of “I can’t breathe” in a widely seen cellphone video set off days of violent protest in Minneapolis and around the country. Hennepin […]

Police Officers Speak Out Against the Death of George Floyd

By Stefanie Dazio, AP Murder. Brutality. Reprehensible. Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes. But some civil rights advocates […]

Cop Accused in George Floyd’s Death Involved in Two Shootings, 17 Complaints During His Career

By Todd Richmond, AP A white Minneapolis police officer accused of killing a black suspect by kneeling on his neck opened fire on two people during his 19-year career and had nearly 20 complaints and two letters of reprimand filed against him. Derek Chauvin, 44, became the focus of angry street protests and a federal investigation after […]

So You Think Tyranny Can’t Happen Here?

By Miguel A. Faria, M.D. When discussing government overreach, which incidentally continues unimpeded, or the danger of the monopoly of force concentrated in the hands of government in the way of law enforcement, especially from federal police and particularly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), I’m frequently told that if one has done […]

Prosecutors Drop Attempted Murder Charges Against Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend

In March, three plainclothes officers of the Louisville Police Department, driving and unmarked car, reportedly burst into an apartment where Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker were sleeping. Believing it to be a home invasion, Walker, who has a concealed carry permit, opened fire, wounding one of the three officers. The cops shot back, […]

Broward Sergeant Who Stayed in His Car During Parkland Shooting Gets His Job Back

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School exposed breathtaking levels of incompetence throughout the Broward County Sheriff’s Department. It started at the top with the preening, clownish Sheriff Scott Israel and from there to Captain Jan Morgan, who ordered responding deputies to form a perimeter around the school rather than enter and challenge the […]

Plainclothes Louisville Police Raid Wrong Home, Shoot Homeowner Eight Times, Killing Her

A lawsuit filed in Louisville alleges that three plainclothes cops in unmarked cars raided the wrong address looking for a suspect who was already in custody. When the officers forced the door, allegedly without announcing themselves or knocking, they woke EMT Breonna Taylor and her CCW-licensed boyfriend. One or both of the residents, jarred awake […]

Seattle Cop Facing Termination After Posting Video in Support of Constitutional Rights [VIDEO]

‘We don’t get to violate people’s constitutional rights because somebody in our chain of command tells us otherwise. It’s not now this country works.’  Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson posted the following video to Instagram last week. His message in support of individual rights was obviously prompted by coronavirus restrictions on travel, association […]