When weird shit happens like Secret Service agents in Colombia making national news for failing to pay one of their Colombian prostitutes $47, there are only two realistic explanations. Either the SS agents are so stupid that they would haggle with a ho over less than $50, then let her call the cops, turning it … [Read more…]
Convicted defendants left uninformed of forensic flaws found by Justice Dept. Justice Department officials have known for years that flawed forensic work might have led to the convictions of potentially innocent people, but prosecutors failed to notify defendants or their attorneys even in many cases they knew were troubled. In one Texas case, Benjamin Herbert … [Read more…]
Law enforcement is a touchy subject. Cops are at once lauded as heroic, self-sacrificing and brave while being accused of bullying and behaving in a secretive, protect-your-own, unaccountable manner. Absolutely everything said about cops is true, of some cops. Many are courageous, while some are without doubt attracted to police work because it gives them … [Read more…]
Cops seem to think annoying to them = against the law. Cops are not the law. This award-winning photographer was taking wide-angle shots of a mall Santa and choir when police begin to harass him and take his camera. The photographer asks if he can take a picture of the officer in question and nearly … [Read more…]
When I propose a private police force people look at me like I’m crazy. But could it really be much worse than what we have, when you look at cases like this one?