ROANOKE, VA — A wheelchair-bound man was taken to the ground face-first and handcuffed because he rode his motorized scooter on the shoulder of a road against traffic, the way pedestrians are legally supposed to. Police impounded his scooter and took him to jail.
BLANCHESTER, OH — An Ohio family is reeling after a father was arrested and lost his job because his 8-year-old son explored the neighborhood by himself. He could face up to six months in jail.
WEARE, NH — A “poorly planned” sting operation left an unarmed New Hampshire man dead; shot behind the wheel in the bloody and unnecessary War on Drugs. Despite evidence that contradicted officers’ claims about having their lives endangered, the shooters were not fired and faced no legal consequences.
A little-known police tactic allows cops to covertly enter private residences, perform searches, seize property, and then leave quietly without notifying the homeowner. These searches, affectionately known as “sneak and peek” warrants, have been performed at a rapidly rising rate since 9/11.
DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA — Two juveniles were left locked in a bare courthouse holding cell for 3 straight nights with no food, no water, and no supervision.
OREGON — Police are announcing a blitz of forced ‘no-refusal’ blood-draw warrants for drivers this holiday weekend.
After much resistance, the Obama Administration has reluctantly released a redacted copy of a formal memo written by the U.S. Department of Justice to attempt to legally justify the targeted assassination of an American citizen in Yemen without trial.
WASHINGTON, DC — This archive photograph shows a police officer with a tape measure forcibly ensuring that women comply with a local government-imposed dress code. Rules of the day required that bathing suits have a mandated length; no further than six inches from the knee. Fashion cops trolled the beaches and boardwalks, prepared to use their badges to administer public modesty.
TOCCOA, GA — A Georgia pastor was gunned down by police in his vehicle at a gas station during a botched sting over $50 worth of drugs. The pastor had nothing to do with drugs; he was giving a ride and money to an impoverished woman in his community.
KENOVA, WV — A popular summer attraction in West Virginia will now be marred its tight security. Swimmers at the famous Dreamland Pool will now have police officers searching their bags as they attempt to use the public facility.
MORRISON, CO — Police took extraordinary steps to attempt to locate a suspect at a concert, searching thousands of vehicles at a mandatory checkpoint.
SAN BRUNO, CA — An innocent couple and a 93-year-old grandmother were terrorized when masked, gun-wielding police officers performed a surprise pre-dawn raid on their home. The younger woman was flung into the front yard unclothed and the elder woman was so badly traumatized that she had to be hospitalized.
HOMESTEAD, FL — A Florida couple says they were shocked to see a dozen heavily armed SWAT agents crashing through their front door, aiming rifles at them and searching their home.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — A man says police entered his property without permission and then shot his dog in the head.
HEMPSTEAD, NY — An innocent woman hid in a closet when armed strangers unexpectedly broke into her apartment. While cowering in fear, she was discovered by one of the intruders — actually a police officer raiding the wrong address — who promptly shot her in the chest after opening the door.
HOUSTON, TX — A woman and her disabled son were held at gunpoint when police breached their security door and raided their home looking for narcotics. They found none, since they were raiding the wrong address.
HOMER, LA — Two police officers crashed a family cookout to harass a man who was not wanted or suspected of any crimes, then shot the man’s elderly father and allegedly planted a gun on him, according to numerous witnesses.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A mother of seven children was sentenced to jail time because she couldn’t afford the government fines imposed on her after her children had skipped school multiple times. She died halfway into her 2-day sentence.
SPANISH FORK, UT — Music lovers enjoying a rave party went from dancing one minute to being tackled by masked, militarized cops the next. Helicopter spotlights illuminated the property as men with guns and barking dogs frightened fans and shut down the party.
PITTSBURGH, PA — A grandmother says she feels violated and compelled to relocate after a SWAT team broke down her door, shattered her window, and invaded her personal space looking for a person she had never heard of.