KINGSVILLE, TX — A panel of judges unanimously held that the presence of bumper stickers, air fresheners, and religious symbols can be “reasonable suspicion of criminal activity” during a traffic stop.
MANKATO, MN — A man spent nearly three months in jail on felony drug possession charges after police searched him during a traffic stop and found vitamin supplements.
MARFA, TX — A Texas teacher has filed a complaint against Customs and Border Patrol, citing multiple instances of being searched and harassed at domestic checkpoints for no reason.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — An undercover detective was shot by a fellow officer during a botched sting operation designed net a couple of low-level drug offenders.
MADISON, MN — A mother has been criminally charged for the efforts she took to save her son’s life with cannabis oil, and could spend up to two years in prison if convicted.
The Supreme Court struck another blow to the Bill of Rights with its 8-1 decision to expand police power in situations where police perform traffic stops based on imaginary laws. The Heien v. North Carolina decision held that an officer’s “reasonable mistake of law” can lead to an allowable search and arrest for contraband.
While Obama makes jokes about granting pardons to animals, thousands of people’s lives are depending on him for clemency. Of all the wasteful things toward which the the president has devoted gross amounts of resources, his pathetic effort towards righting the countless injustices in the federal injustice system is very telling.
ROUND ROCK, TX — A little girl was confiscated from her loving parents because they smoked marijuana, and given away to a foster mother who put her into a coma and killed her.
WATERTOWN, NY — A woman has filed a federal lawsuit after a DEA agent set up a fake online profile in her name, complete with personal information, personal photographs, and fraudulently attributed messages. The Department of Justice claims that government agents have the right to commandeer citizens’ identities in the pursuance of law enforcement.
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.
DENVER, CO — A family was violently attacked during an unexpected late-night police raid on their home, after being wrongly suspected of doing drugs. The innocent family members were then maliciously prosecuted and threatened with the prospect of spending years in prison, if not for the wisdom of a jury.
EAST DUBLIN, GA — A SWAT team gunned down a grandfather in his home during a late-night raid based on the word of a confessed meth addict and thief.
CARTERSVILLE, GA — A retired man was awoken to his property being invaded by a swarm of police officers, drug dogs, and a helicopter that had mistaken his okra garden for marijuana.
GAINSVILLE, GA — An innocent woman had several months of her life destroyed when she was arrested and charged with a felony because of a spaghetti-encrusted spoon found in her possession.
MANCHESTER, NH — During a violent surprise raid on a family apartment, federal agents opened fire on an innocent grandmother as she reached out to protect an infant.
ORLANDO, FL — Deputies and state regulators performed systematic and aggressive raids on Orlando-area barbershops, roughing up innocent staff and handcuffing them on the floor, in an effort to check if the barbers had acquired government permission to legally cut hair.
LOUISVILLE, KY — Police performed a surprise raid on a popular dive bar, detained dozens of people and forced them all to endure warrantless searches before being allowed to leave.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A couple and their two daughters were booted from their home without warning following their son’s first-time arrest over $40 worth of drugs. The homeowners were never accused of wrongdoing or charged with a crime.
EASTON, CT — Police violently broke in on a couple of men watching television, exploded concussion grenades, and shot one man roughly a second after entry. The fatal, under-investigated raid yielded no arrests and led to the shooter being named “Officer of the Year.” All because someone was suspected of getting high without government permission.
IBERIA PARISH, LA — Authorities claim that a man committed suicide via gunshot while handcuffed and unattended in the back of a police cruiser. However, an autopsy report states that the man — who had his handcuffed behind his back, and was already searched for weapons — was shot in the chest.