CARSON, CA — Witnesses observed a postal worker dumping several bins of undelivered mail into a dumpster — then were threatened with criminal charges!
California S.B. 277 obliterates personal belief exemptions from the books of public vaccination law in California.
PISMO BEACH, CA — A woman was arrested and suffered numerous injuries after she phoned for help during an epileptic episode. She alleges that she was needlessly assaulted and that her seizures were interpreted as “resisting arrest.”
Despite the legally-recognized violations of hundreds of individuals’ constitutional rights, there is no indication that the lawless behavior on behalf of the police will result in any officer or official facing discipline, termination, or criminal charges.
CASTRO VALLEY, CA — A small family winery has closed its doors after being fined $115,000 for allowing volunteers to help in the wine-making process.
SAN MARCOS, CA — A SWAT team was deployed and a university campus was locked down when someone suspected a man carrying his umbrella was actually armed.
CALIFORNIA — The Supreme Court of California has ruled that a suspect’s silence can be used as evidence of guilt during trial.
SAN JOSE, CA — A 19-year-old woman was shot in the street during an erratic episode involving a cordless drill.
OAKLAND, CA — An officer who violently attacked a group of civilians — including a man bleeding from a head injury and people who tried to help him — has been reinstated to the department with back pay for the nearly 3 years of missed work.
GLENDORA, CA — Local code enforcers are threatening a married couple with fines and criminal action because their lawn is not green enough.
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.
HALF MOON BAY, CA — A family was crushed and a community is outraged after a call for help turned into a hasty death sentence for a disgruntled teenage girl with special needs.
LOMA LINDA, CA — When a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran tried to discharge himself from a VA hospital, he received a fatal beating from police.
DANA POINT, CA — Students at a California high school were forced to hunker down as SWAT teams with weapons drawn searched their entire campus for weapons. The effort included a warrantless search of students’ vehicles, lockers, backpacks, and classrooms. The long 4-hour detention reportedly forced some students to urinate in darkened classrooms.
The circumstances involving how Navarette came to be stopped and his truck subsequently searched provided the basis for a Fourth Amendment case that ultimately went before the highest court in the nation. At issue is whether the Fourth Amendment allows police to stop a vehicle based on an anonymous tip of reckless driving without first witnessing the alleged behavior.
SALTON CITY, CA — A teen, on his way to go on a date, was shot to death on the side of the highway during a traffic stop. Police have been vague with details and his family is demanding answers.
BAKERSFIELD, CA — An innocent family was terrified when their home was invaded by militarized police officers who had targeted the wrong apartment. After the door was splintered with a battering ram, 4 young children were forced forced to watch as their half-naked mother was helplessly bound on the floor by armed strangers.
SAN DIEGO, CA — Federal agents raided a college party and rounded up several attendees. One student was told he was going to be released, but was instead locked in a tiny closet-sized dungeon, where he spent 5 days locked in blackness in a without food or water. The “forgotten” prisoner was ignored for days as he screamed for help, drifting into delirium and recycling his own urine to survive. No one responsible for his torture was ever punished.
LOS ANGELES, CA — Federal checkpoint agents refused to let a woman board her flight when they interpreted her disabilities and inability to speak as a sign of terrorism.
LOS ANGELES, CA — A scandal has been discovered inside LAPD, in which nearly half of the squad cars in one division had their recording equipment tampered with, making accountability more difficult for the dozens of officers involved. The troubling discovery was exacerbated by the fact that police supervisors made little effort to keep the oversight commission informed.