July 17th, 2014

NYPD Kill Man on Video after he Breaks up Fight 130

By Carlos Miller

New York City police officers killed a man Thursday after he had broken up a fight between two other men, insisting on placing him in a chokehold and slamming his head to the pavement, piling on top of him as he gasped for air and as he continually told the cops he couldn’t breathe.

The entire incident was caught on video from a witness who kept telling the cops that the man had not committed a crime.

July 17th, 2014

Charges Dropped Against Man Arrested for Video Recording NYPD Cop in Viral Video 25

By Carlos Miller


It took five months, but charges were dismissed earlier today against Shawn Randall Thomas, the New York City man arrested for recording a cop inside a subway station in a video that went viral – the umpteenth time they have failed to make charges stick against him for recording cops in public.

Meanwhile, the cop who arrested him, Efrain Rojas, has been cleared of all wrongdoing – even though the video clearly shows he instigated the confrontation by walking up Thomas and barking unlawful order before pouncing on him and arresting him, then deleting his footage, which Thomas recovered.

July 17th, 2014

Woman Sues NYPD over Arrest for Recording Cops in Public 23

By William R. Toler

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A New York woman has sued the city, the police department and several individual officers over a 2013 arrest for recording police activity.

A lawsuit, filed in federal court Monday on behalf of Debra Goodman, claims her rights were violated due to a departmental “policy, practice and custom of interfering with the right of individuals to film, photograph, videotape, or record…NYPD members performing their official duties in public places.”

July 14th, 2014

Florida Cops Beat Teen for Sleeping in Car; Detain Witness for Recording Beating (Updated) 142

By Carlos Miller
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Travis Roley ended up hospitalized after a police beating

Three Florida police officers can be heard beating a young man with billy clubs as he screams in pain before they notice two witnesses approaching, one with a camera.

Although it was too dark to see anything, the officers can be heard ordering the witnesses away under threat of arrest.

“Go away or you’re going to be detained to,” the Cape Coral police officer can be heard saying. “You’re interfering with my investigation. Get away.”

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