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NJ GOVERNOR SIGNS “SEXTING” LEGISLATION

New Jersey teenagers caught “sexting” – using cell phones to text sexually explicit photos or post them online – can now avoid prosecution on child pornography charges under a new law signed by Gov. Chris Christie this week. Check out the story here.  

OFFICER’S PEPPER-SPRAYING OF PROTESTORS IS UNDER INVESTIGATION

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and the Manhattan D.A.’s Office are separately investigating Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna’s use of pepper spray on a number of female protesters at a demonstration on Saturday. The incident was captured on video and disseminated on the internet.  In that video, Inspector Bologna walks up to a group of women standing on the sidewalk […]

FLORIDA COURT RULES THAT DRIVERS HAVE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO BLAST MUSIC

A Florida court has struck down a Florida law that makes it illegal for a vehicle’s sound system to be “plainly audible at a distance of 25 feet or more from the motor vehicle” on the basis that playing loud music on the radio is constitutionally protected speech. This comes on the heels of a lawsuit arguing that flashing […]

MTA REFUSES TO POST BUS AND SUBWAY ADS CALLING ENEMIES OF ISRAEL “SAVAGES”

According to the Daily News, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency has rejected a proposed bus and subway ad denouncing enemies of Israel.  The poster was submitted to the MTA by blogger Pamela Geller earlier this month in response to ads in 18 stations urging the United States to end military support to Israel. According to the MTA’s media management company, CBS […]

PROTESTORS KETTLED AND MACED BY NYPD COPS

Despite the fact that the First Amendment guarantees ”the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,”a group of female protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street organization were “kettled” (corralled with plastic netting held by officers), a tactic used to contain and control protesters, then pepper-sprayed for good […]

NYPD COPS’ RACIST REMARKS CAUGHT ON WIRETAP

According to the Daily News, the wiretap recordings at the heart of the ticket-fixing probe captured conversations between police officers that were filled with racist and inflammatory remarks. According to the article, ”prosecutors have worked feverishly to keep transcripts of the wiretapped calls from being made public.”  Apparently, Bronx juries have already acquitted two accused criminals arrested by cops embroiled in […]

17 NYPD POLICE OFFICERS INDICTED IN TICKET-FIX SCANDAL

A grand jury in the Bronx has indicted 17 police officers with bribery, perjury, official misconduct, and other crimes for allegedly having made traffic summonses “disappear” for fellow officers, their friends and relatives.  These officers — many of whom are officials working for the city’s largest police union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association – are expected to […]

AFTER 11 YEARS BEHIND BARS, 2 MEN WHO PLEADED GUILTY ARE EXONERATED OF MURDER

After 11 years behind bars, two North Carolina men were freed after a panel of judges ruled they didn’t kill a man during a home invasion despite their having pleaded guilty. According to the AP, “Kenneth Kagonyera and Robert Wilcoxson said they felt pressure to plead guilty to second-degree murder for the shooting of Walter […]

COPS IN RENTON, WA CAUGHT SHREDDING REPORTS ON POLICE MISCONDUCT

D.A. CHARGES COP WITH 2ND DEGREE MURDER IN BEATING DEATH OF DEFENSELESS HOMELESS MAN

A growing number of police agencies around the country require officers to use audio or video devices to document their interactions with people.  While this can help provide evidence for trial or to exonerate officers accused of wrongdoing, it can also serve as a powerful check on police misconduct. That’s precisely what happened in Fullerton, California, when […]