In further evidence that the police state is alive and well in the United States, New York City police ticketed New York City jogger and resident Peter Shankman for the dangerous crime of jogging through New York’s Central Park when it was “closed”. Mr. Shankman was training for an Iron Man competition when police stopped […]
As cities across the nation struggle with budget deficits, it is becoming more apparent that police officers are being asked to write more tickets and attend more court hearings to prevent citations from being automatically thrown out and increase city revenue. Some police departments are not hiding this, either.
Operating under rules put in place by George W. Bush in 2008, the Department of Homeland Security has assumed the authority to search people’s electronic devices close to our nation’s borders. This means cell phones, cameras and computers can be confiscated and searched by the DHS, without cause, without suspicion and without any warrant – completely […]
As reported on earlier, Oakland city council passed an ordinance in the dead of night that allows city police officers to arrest protesters for carrying a so-called “tool of violence”, a deliberately vague description that could refer to anything, including hammers, wrenches, scissors or a simple belt buckle.
Auburn, Alabama’s police force is facing scrutiny from freedom watchdog groups after one of its officers was fired for resisting heavy new quotas designed – according to the officer – to put people in jail and increase revenues. Former Auburn police officer Justin Hanners claims that his department gave officers strict orders to “make contact” […]
According to a survey from PoliceOne.com, more than 15,000 police officers resoundingly believe that the gun controls being discussed in Congress and passed in several states are meaningless to public safety and will not reduce violent crime. Asked what effect the White House’s position on gun controls would have in improving police officer safety, more […]
In an effort to protest the continued destruction of basic second amendment rights, several gun companies are now restricting sales, or refusing to sell, to police and law enforcement in the same way the state restricts sales to law-abiding citizens. This means if the state limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds or less, gun companies […]