KANSAS CITY, MO — A sick eight-year-old boy was taken from his family and foisted into foster care after a frustrating hospitalization led his parents to want to seek a second opinion.
FERGUSON, MO — In the middle of a crowded street filled with protesters and journalists, an officer erratically swept the crowd with his rifle and threatening to kill civilians.
FERGUSON, MO — A man was taken to jail following a mistaken identity and subsequently beaten while handcuffed. He was then given trumped up charges, including getting blood on the officers’ clothing as they pummeled him.
FURGUSON, MO — Following a week of clashes between police and citizens, Governor Jay Nixon has signed an executive order deploying Missouri National Guard soldiers to descend upon Ferguson to quell civil unrest.
FERGUSON, MO — Governor Jay Nixon has issued an executive order declaring that Missouri is under a State of Emergency; thereby granting extraordinary police powers to law enforcement accompanied by a suspension of ordinary civilian freedoms.
FERGUSON, MO — Following the homicide of a teen in a controversial police shooting, the town of Ferguson has seen a mixture of emotional prayer vigils, peaceful protests, wanton property damage, violent riots, and suppressive police tactics. The disorder has elicited disturbing imagery that has been likened to a “war zone.”
FERGUSON, MO — A teen’s death has sparked national outrage, after a dispute over jaywalking resulted in a fatal police shooting. According to witnesses, the target had his hands in the air when he was shot multiple times.
MISSOURI — A military sound weapon called the LRAD is trickling its way into domestic agencies across the country. Its latest application will be for use against drivers on Missouri’s highways.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO — A man felt that he was harassed during an encounter with a police officer. While investigating a noise complaint, the cop demanded that the homeowner surrender his guns. The homeowner recorded the incident and placed the evidence online to expose the abusive government agent. The man’s act of free speech is now being censored, as he has been ordered to remove all by a court that has demanded he remove all videos, pictures, and text that identifies and criticizes the officer that wronged him.
ST. LOUIS, MO — A man has brought forth evidence that a team of police officers repeatedly intimidated him with prison time if he didn’t find someone to frame up with a weapons charge.
TROY, MO — A new Missouri state law requires that all school districts must participate in mandatory live-action school shooting drills, which may include realistic gunfire, student covered in fake blood, and bodies strewn throughout the hallways.
A recent study found that crime labs across the country are literally being incentivized to turn out results that will be favorable to prosecutors in getting convictions.
KANSAS CITY, MO — An innocent man got a unexpected visit from police that left him shaken and fearing for his safety. Upset that he did not consent to a warrantless search of his home, officers told the man that if they had to return with a warrant, that they would be sure to ransack his home and kill his dogs in the process.
Federal contractors have been setting up roadblocks in cities across the country with the purpose of collecting DNA samples from passing motorists. The multi-million dollar federal program has been disturbing drivers and alarming civil libertarians.
LOUISIANA, MISSOURI — Police tased and arrested a desperate father as he tried to kick in the front door of his house to save his 3-year-old child from burning alive. As toddler was taken to the morgue, his father was taken to jail for trying to save him.
JACKSON COUNTY, MO — A woman is facing legal penalties because of placing her role as a mother before her obedience to the state. Not wanting to interrupt her infant son’s breastfeeding schedule, she says she is unable to serve as a juror unless her little boy comes with her. But according to state law and a presiding county judge, if she doesn’t make arrangements for child care and comply with mandatory jury duty, she could be fined or arrested.
JOPLIN, MO — A tragic situation went from awful to worse as two family members were arrested by police in the process of trying to save a teen girl’s life after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A father tells of how he missed the final hours of his daughter’s life because he was handcuffed to a bench in a police station, his face still raw from being pepper-sprayed. Now he and his son face criminal charges that have not been dropped, six months later.
ST. CHARLES, MO — On Saturday, August 17, a small group of peaceful protestors stood on the walkway of a highway overpass with signs calling for “Obama’s Impeachment” and to “Remember Benghazi.” Their protest drew the ire of police officers, causing them to arrive en masse, block traffic, and arrest the peaceful protesters because of “traffic safety” concerns.