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Police State

Photo: Innocent woman spends 53 days in jail Innocent woman spends 53 days in jail
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Thu Jul 5, 2012
From August 21 until October 12, Teresa Culpepper was locked in the Fulton County Jail. More»

Photo: Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum
Associated Press - Mon Apr 16, 2012
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia - Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action. More»

Photo: Police fire tear gas at Oakland, 200 arrested Police fire tear gas at Oakland, 200 arrested
Associated Press - Sat Jan 28, 2012
OAKLAND, California - Riot police fought running skirmishes with anti-Wall Street protesters on Saturday, firing tear gas and bean bag projectiles and arresting more than 200 people in clashes that injured three officers and at least one demonstrator. More»

5-Year-Old Handcuffed, Charged With Battery On Officer
KCRA-TV - Fri Dec 2, 2011
STOCKTON, California - Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. More»

Photo: Florida teen detained by TSA for design on her purse Florida teen detained by TSA for design on her purse
Yahoo! - Fri Dec 2, 2011
On a flight from Virginia to Florida, Vanessa Gibbs found herself detained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the appearance of her purse. More»

Photo: More than 200 arrested in Occupy LA More than 200 arrested in Occupy LA
Associated Press - Tue Nov 29, 2011
LOS ANGELES - In a massive show of force, 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear stormed the Occupy Los Angeles camp early Wednesday, driving protesters from the park and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave. More»

Photo: Pregnant teen, elderly woman among pepper sprayed Pregnant teen, elderly woman among pepper sprayed
Associated Press - Tue Nov 15, 2011
SEATTLE, Washington - A downtown march and rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement turned briefly chaotic as police scattered a crowd of rowdy protesters - including a pregnant 19-year-old and an 84-year-old activist - with blasts of pepper spray. More»

Photo: Charges dropped against veteran Charges dropped against veteran
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Fri Nov 11, 2011
All of David Sturdivant's possessions fit in a paper sack he held tightly as he waited Friday in a wheelchair, with a folded walker, outside the Fulton County Jail. More»

Photo: Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured by police Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured by police
The Guardian, UK - Thu Nov 3, 2011
Kayvan Sabehgi in intensive care with a lacerated spleen after protests in Oakland, a week after Scott Olsen was hurt. More»

Photo: New York City cop imprisons college student without ID for two days New York City cop imprisons college student without ID for two days
The Lookout - Thu Nov 3, 2011
Note to tourists visting New York: Don't be caught out without your ID, or you could be caught in the city's penal system for days, if the recent experience of 21-year-old college student Samantha Zucker is anything to go by. More»

Photo: Woodruff Park remained closed Wednesday after Occupy Atlanta evicted overnight Woodruff Park remained closed Wednesday after Occupy Atlanta evicted overnight
WXIA-TV - Tue Oct 25, 2011
ATLANTA - Fifty of the 52 members of Occupy Atlanta who were arrested overnight are expected to bond out Thursday afternoon. More»

Photo: Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy March Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Vet During Occupy March
Huffington Post - Tue Oct 25, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Oakland Police Department fired tear gas on Occupy Oakland demonstrators Tuesday night as they marched through downtown, determined to reclaim the camp that officers destroyed that morning. More»

Photo: Police pepper spray Haka dancers at football game Police pepper spray Haka dancers at football game
Associated Press - Sat Oct 22, 2011
ROOSEVELT, Utah - Police in a small Utah town are being accused of overreacting after using pepper spray to break up a group of Polynesian men and boys performing a traditional dance called the Haka after a high school football game. More»

In Bid to Cut Costs at Some Texas Prisons, Lunch Will Not Be Served on Weekends
New York Times - Thu Oct 20, 2011
HOUSTON, Texas - Texas prison officials last month ended the decades-old practice of serving last meals to inmates about to be executed after one man ordered an elaborate feast of hamburgers, pizza and chicken-fried steaks that he did not eat. More»

Detective: NYPD Planted Drugs on People to Meet Drug Arrest Quotas
AlterNet - Thu Oct 13, 2011
According to a former officer who testified at trial yesterday, New York City police regularly planted drugs on innocent people to meet quotas. More»

Domestic Violence Law Repealed By Lawmakers In Topeka, Kansas
Huffington Post - Tue Oct 11, 2011
TOPEKA, Kansas - Over the past month, one by one, people suspected in domestic battery cases in northeast Kansas have been set free with no charges against them. More»

Photo: Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list" Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list"
Reuters - Wed Oct 5, 2011
WASHINGTON - American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. More»

Photo: 700 arrested after protest on NY's Brooklyn Bridge 700 arrested after protest on NY's Brooklyn Bridge
Associated Press - Sat Oct 1, 2011
NEW YORK - Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances were maintaining a presence in Manhattan's Financial District Sunday even after more than 700 of them were arrested during a march on the Brooklyn Bridge in a tense confrontation with police. More»

Photo: Passenger: Was cuffed, searched over "appearance" Passenger: Was cuffed, searched over "appearance"
Associated Press - Tue Sep 13, 2011
DETROIT - A US woman said Tuesday that she endured nearly four hours in police custody that included being forced off an airplane in handcuffs, strip-searched and interrogated at Detroit's airport on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks - all, she believes, because of her Middle Eastern appearance. More»

Cops to pay bill for woman's body cavity search
MSNBC - Sat Sep 10, 2011
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A New Mexico woman who refused to pay a $1,122 hospital bill for a court-appointed body cavity search won a victory Wednesday: Police will foot the bill, The Las Cruces Sun-News reported. More»

Council of Europe demands truth on CIA black sites
CNN - Mon Sep 5, 2011
Paris - The human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe urged countries that have hosted secret CIA prisons to come clean Monday, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches. More»

Photo: How US firms profited from torture flights How US firms profited from torture flights
The Guardian, UK - Wed Aug 31, 2011
The scale of the CIA's rendition programme has been laid bare in court documents that illustrate in minute detail how the US contracted out the secret transportation of suspects to a network of private American companies. More»

Police: Man "shoots himself" after domestic dispute
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Sun Aug 14, 2011
A domestic dispute turned deadly Monday morning when an Atlanta man was shot and killed. More»

Photo: TSA Pats Down Cancer-Stricken 95-Year-Old Woman, Removes Adult Diaper TSA Pats Down Cancer-Stricken 95-Year-Old Woman, Removes Adult Diaper
CNN - Wed Jul 13, 2011
The Transportation Security Administration stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 95-year-old mother was patted down and forced to remove her adult diaper while going through security. More»

Ex-cop says he helped cover up Katrina shootings
Associated Press - Mon Jul 11, 2011
NEW ORLEANS - A former police detective testified Monday that he participated in a plot to fabricate witnesses, falsify reports and plant a gun to make it seem police were justified in shooting unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. More»

US knew Guantanamo detainees were innocent: WikiLeaks
AFP - Sun Apr 24, 2011
WASHINGTON - The United States held hundreds of inmates who were either totally innocent or low-risk for years and released dozens of high-risk Guantanamo inmates, according to leaked classified files. More»

TSA security looks at people who complain about ... TSA security
CNN - Thu Apr 14, 2011
Don't like the way airport screeners are doing their job? You might not want to complain too much while standing in line. More»

Photo: Actor Mark Ruffalo placed on terror watch list for supporting a documentary about gas drilling Actor Mark Ruffalo placed on terror watch list for supporting a documentary about gas drilling
The Daily Mail - Sun Nov 28, 2010
Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo has been placed on a terror watch list by US officials after organizing screenings for a new documentary about natural gas drilling. More»

New York child sued for woman's death after bike crash
BBC - Thu Oct 28, 2010
New York - A 4 year old child can be sued for crashing a bicycle into an elderly pedestrian and causing injuries that led to her death, a judge has ruled. More»

High court trims Miranda warning rights bit by bit
Associated Press - Sun Aug 1, 2010
WASHINGTON - You have the right to remain silent, but only if you tell the police that you're remaining silent. More»

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