…discover that she’s tougher than they realized.Baltimore is hemorrhaging money from suits against cops.  Naturally, the bureaucrats don’t think of hiring better cops, they think of screwing the victims out of money.  Smart.… Read More

Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plantsIf we let the elderly fry their okra, we might as well just give Hezbollah our whole freaking Navy. – Reader Michael LichensIn other “Georgia police invading homes to kill and maim for nothing” news, this man was killed, in his drug-free home, by a SWAT… Read More

Another week, another astounding revelation of the police kleptocracy we live under (NSFW language, but do watch it):… Read More

Good News:“Amid a national furor over police militarization, the San Jose Police Department has decided to get rid of a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from a federal military surplus program.”More Good news:San Diego School District returns utterly ridiculous giant armored vehicle.Bad News:While generously foregoing the vitally needed grenade launchers, the LA… Read More

…the LAPD cops forgot that the growth of the surveillance state is not an unalloyed benefit to the police it is supposed to empower.One presumes they will get the customary Severe Vacation with Pay for beating the living daylights out of a defenseless woman. But now and then justice is done when they get caught… Read More

Wow. WHEN YOU “FIT THE DESCRIPTION”!It’s one of those things that you hear about, but never think it would happen to you.On Friday afternoon, August 22nd around 5:20pm, while innocently walking by myself from a restaurant on Wilshire Blvd, to my car up LaCienega Blvd my freedom was taken from me by the Beverly Hills… Read More

…has lowered the use of force by 60%.  It’s pretty simple: the cops are required to wear video cameras while on duty.One unexpected side effect of the surveillance state is that the police are being watched too.So when some cop decides to show a guy in a wheelchair who is boss:or bash in a woman’s… Read More

here.The problem, of course, is not primarily with the cops but with the policymakers who give the orders and are assiduously working to transform the police from peacekeepers in a free society to instruments for treating a subject population like threats, enemy combatants, and cattle. The weaponization and militarization of the cops tells you what… Read More