Tag Archives: Police

If You Are on the Right, 1st and 4th Amendments Don’t Apply

In August, 2012 uniformed county police officers showed up at Brandon Raub’s front door. They introduced Raub to several unidentified agents of the Secret Service and FBI who spoke with him concerning his anti-government Facebook posts. A few minutes later, according to the August, 2013 complaint, one of the federal agents telephoned a Chesterfield County licensed psychotherapist to discuss the situation. The therapist, without observing, meeting or evaluating Raub, recommended that he be taken into custody. Raub was subsequently handcuffed, arrested and medically cleared before being driven to a psych hospital over a hundred miles away from his home...

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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Controversial DOJ Nominee on Party Lines

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, who had drawn scorn from some Republicans and police unions. 

Debo Adegbile had received criticism for his involvement in the legal defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982. 

Adegbile was approved on a 10-8 party-line vote...

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Wild Naked Man With ‘Superhuman Strength’ Shot Dead By Police After ‘Drug-Fueled’ Face-Biting Rampage

Police shot a man dead Tuesday evening after he reportedly went on a rampage, running naked through a Florida neighborhood, attacking residents, growling at police and refusing to calm down.

Cell phone footage shows suspect Anesson Joseph, 28, clashing with officers who first tried to subdue him with a Taser. When multiple attempts failed, police, who claim that the man seemed to be in a “state of psychosis,” shot him...

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Ukraine Protests Timeline

Three protesters died during Wednesday's confrontation between police and demonstrators in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, further escalating the two-month-old protest movement over the government decision to ditch a cooperation deal with the European Union for closer ties with Moscow.

Here are the key dates that have shaped the protests...

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Ukraine Police Pull Back After Clashing With Defiant Protesters

Several thousand police in riot gear pulled back after clashing with protesters in the central square of the Ukrainian capital Wednesday following an overnight confrontation in which police scuffled with demonstrators as they dismantled barricades and evicted protesters from tents. Police tore down barricades surrounding the camp at Independence Square in Kiev early Wednesday, but were forced to move back after fierce resistance from thousands of protesters, whose ranks swelled as the night went on...

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