We do not “hate cops.” We believe that no one – not even those with badges – has extra rights. The failure to realize and act on that is to our detriment. By focusing the disinfecting light of transparency on public officials we safeguard not just our rights but those of future generations.

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Last week a judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said that eavesdropping legislation, long used by police and their allies to target those who attempted to document their actions, “likely violates”...

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This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories

February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Two of our four bad apples this week come from the Big Apple, one for planting drugs and one for transporting them. Of the other two, one picked the wrong friends and the other picked...

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. According to Ruben Castaneda of the Washington post Two Prince George’s police officers were indicted on assault charges in the March 2010 beating of an unarmed University of Maryland Student that occurred after crowds took to...

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UPDATE:  March 2nd, 2012 Judge rules eavesdropping law unconstitutional “A Cook County judge today ruled the state’s controversial eavesdropping law unconstitutional.” “These people have tried to hide in the shadows. They don’t like being exposed.”...

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This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories

July 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

Ah, the crooked prison guards are back. We missed them last week, but we knew they wouldn’t stay away long. Let’s get to it: In Tallahassee, Florida, a Florida Department of Corrections guard was arrested last...

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This video was posted to YouTube last month. It shows a Maryland resident step out of his home and calmly tell a group of Prince George’s County police officers chatting in front of his house...

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Federal officer gets probation for killing dog

November 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

One of the "police puppycide" stories that Paula and I blogged about back in August has finally come to a close....

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Shocker: Police Officers Lie

October 8, 2010 | 14 Comments

Steven Anderson was recently on trial for misdemeanor charges stemming from his refusal to submit to a warrantless search of his vehicle at an internal border patrol checkpoint.  During the jury selection three potential jurors...

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Judge Throws Out Charges Against Anthony Graber

September 27, 2010 | 6 Comments

Anthony Graber who was driving his motorcycle down the highway at high speeds and doing tricks has had his ‘felony wiretapping’ charges dropped.  I’m happy for Anthony and hope that someone in Greenfield, MA will...

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Men Assaulted by Baltimore Police

September 27, 2010 | 8 Comments

David Boyer, along with his two friends, Ray and Alex were assaulted by police while attempting to buy pizza after a night out.  One of the three pulled out his cell phone to catch the...

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Cops on Camera

September 18, 2010 | 1 Comments

At Cop Block, we're big advocates of filming the police and this video from the Cato Institute provides one of the clearest explanations as to why....

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