Police

Crime's Down. So Why Is Police Aggression Increasing?
FBI statistics show violent crime is down, but politicians keep funding more cops, lavishing them with military equipment, and training and encouraging them to act like soldiers instead of peace officers. Read more...
Police State 'Gears Up'
A Republican legislator in New Hampshire, troubled by the increasingly militarized police force in his town, is trying to do something about it. Read more...
Cops 'Not Guilty' In Beating, Tasering Death Of Mentally Ill Homeless Man
Two former Fullerton, California, cops charged with killing a schizophrenic homeless man, Kelly Thomas, in 2011 were found not guilty of all charges today. Kelly Thomas' father, Ron Thomas, told the Los Angeles Times he is "stunned" by the verdict. Read more...
Chris Hayes Recounts Near Arrest For Marijuana
MSNBC's Chris Hayes recalls his own brush with the law for possession of marijuana. Read more...
Driver Arrested Under Ohio Law Making 'Hidden' Compartments A Felony
Ohio police arrested a driver because his car contained a compartment that could theoretically store illegal drugs, though no drugs were found at the time. Read more...

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One Month In Jail For Possession Of Soap
A New York couple spent nearly a month in jail after a Pennsylvania state trooper mistakenly identified two bricks of homemade soap for cocaine. Read more...
Cops Video Themselves Tasing, Laughing At Mentally-Ill, Handcuffed Man
Police and paramedics in Millvale, PA were recorded on video laughing as they repeatedly stunned a handcuffed and mentally-ill man as he pounded his head against the side of a desk. Read more...
Anti-Fracking Protest Turns Violent In New Brunswick
40 arrested, 5 police vehicles burned but no one seriously injured in violent clash . Read more...
Man Self-Immolates On The National Mall, Dies In Hospital
A D.C. police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire Friday afternoon on the Mall has died of his injuries at a Washington hospital. Read more...
Arbitrator rules that officer captured on video assaulting a woman at a local parade will be reinstated with full benefits and back pay. Read more...