Henry David Thoreau said: "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." Choose to change that ratio. If you agree that the initiation of force is not acceptable, work to erode the bad ideas that legitimize police institutions, which exist per the claim that those who wear badges have a "legal" right to extort.

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Where Are The Police When You Really Need Them?

January 2, 2014 | 25 Comments

With one of my New Year’s resolution being to blog at CopBlock.org, I thought I’d start with two recent stories that left me wondering, “Where are the police when you really need them?” The first...

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Note: This post was originally titled “Did Rochester, NY Police Help Double Shooting Murder Suspect Get Away?” It was changed to “Rochester PD’s 10min Response Time Gives Shooter/Murderer Ample Time to Escape” to better reflect...

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This week, a story that should cause anyone critically thinking to see that those wearing badges aren’t always operating with the best intentions. Story #1 Federal Judge Awards Lancaster Man $3.8 million for L.A. Sheriff’s...

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By Davy V. Excessive force. That’s what a former Toronto, Canada Police detective is calling the shooting of 18-year old Sammy Yatim, by a Toronto police officer. Yatim was holding a knife inside an empty...

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The recent school shooting in Newtown that killed 20 children and 6 adults is a horrific tragedy, and there are five very important facts to take away from it. 1.) Gun-free zones are extremely dangerous....

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We Pay For Their Mistakes

November 2, 2012 | 8 Comments

There is a serious problem infecting our communities right now, as I type this. I speak of the needless killing of our family pets at the hands of police officers and the growing number of...

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Jeffrey Weinhaus Update – Or Lack Thereof

October 9, 2012 | 20 Comments

A month ago Jeffrey Weinhaus got in his car and drove to a nearby gas station in St. Clair, MO to meet a couple employees of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He expected to get-back...

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By Davy V. A mentally-ill, wheelchair bound, one-armed, one-legged man was shot to death by a Houston, Texas police officer, Saturday night. Houson, Texas police officer Matthew Jacob Marin responded to a call for a...

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By Davy V. Alot has happened after I was the first, and only, to break the story of Phyliis Loquasto, the 75 year old grandmother who was held at gunpoint on her bathroom floor by...

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NYPD: The Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight

August 25, 2012 | 53 Comments

By Davy V. Two weeks ago, the NYPD shot at least 12 rounds in crowded Times Square at 51 year old Darius Kennedy, who had mental health issues and was waving a knife as he...

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By Davy V. We’ve all heard the saying, “A dog is a man’s best friend.” That is so true. A dog is also a woman’s best friend, as well as a child’s. Have you ever...

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By Davy V. Once again, the NYPD has shown they are out of control. This time, it was the shooting of a mentally ill man which was caught on video, by onlookers and tourists, in...

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