Des Moines Register Suggests Iowa Asset Forfeiture System Is A ‘System of Legal Thievery’

Iowa Civil Asset Forfeiture

In a recent investigation into the asset forfeiture laws of Iowa and how they are being applied, the Des Moines Register has uncovered some very disturbing facts. These are some of the Registers findings: • Law enforcement agencies in all but seven of Iowa’s 99 counties have used the state’s civil forfeiture law since 2009. They […]

DC Meetup Catalyst

Video thumbnail for youtube video DC Meetup Catalyst | Cop Block

Note that the videos below are all raw (shot with my HTC Evo 5 via Cop Block’s Bambuser channel, my chest-mounted GoPro, and/or my Canon Vixia HF R10. At the conclusion of The Cop Block Tour I’ll make time to put-together some solid, over-arching videos using content from this stop. ________________________________________ On Tue., Jan. 23rd, […]

Injustice Everywhere folded-into Cato Institute portfolio

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In early 2009 – a year before CopBlock.org came online – David Packman started Injustice Everywhere to catalog police misconduct with weekly reports, editorials, statistical analysis and quarterly maps. (If you never visited the site his name is likely still familiar as his weekly reports were reposted here on CopBlock.org by Edmond Dantes and Anok […]

Domestic Soldiers

Here’s an excerpt from an interesting USA TODAY article discussing the dangers of high-speed police chases: Innocent bystanders account for one-third of those who are killed in high-speed police chases, a USA TODAY review has found. The deaths have several communities around the USA wrestling with whether to restrict pursuits only to suspects in violent […]

Police loot and destroy shops, keep cash, candy and cigarettes for themselves

Officer Jeffrey Cujdik and his Philadelphia narcotics squad raided a tobacco shop for selling small zip-lock bags considered to be “drug paraphernalia.” Ignoring the ridiculousness in criminalizing and prosecuting the sale of small zip-lock bags, the cops took it a step further  and committed more absurdities. Cujdik and his team, drew their guns and destroyed […]

Flex Your Rights Or You’ll Lose Them

Click here, here, and here for parts 2, 3, and 4. If you don’t use your rights, you’ll lose them. Nobody understand this better than Flex Your Rights. FYR focuses on educating the public on the Bill of Rights and how its applied to encounters with law enforcement.  Their website features a blog, FAQ, success […]