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October 06 2014

surveyork
20:59

Citizen journalist Michael Burns recently witnessed a large group of police shutting down a peaceful gathering near highway 27 in Broward County, Florida, at around 1:30 in the morning.

Burns decided to stop and film the encounter, to provide some assistance to the victims who were at risk of having their rights violated by police.

The police on the scene reacted very harshly with Burns, and told him that he was not allowed to film on public property.

When the action in the area had died down, Burns decided to get the names and badge numbers of a few officers and head home.  When he got into his car to leave, he was trailed by multiple officers, pulled over, and harassed.

December 07 2012

surveyork
05:51
Take the Nov. 29 shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in Cleveland: After leading police on a 25-minute chase through city streets, Russell found himself surrounded in a dead-end in East Cleveland. Police have said that they opened fire when Russell tried to run one of them over. That version may eventually be tested in court, but what is undisputed is that 13 officers unloaded a total of 137 bullets into Russell’s 1979 Chevy Malibu, killing both him and Williams.

September 05 2012

surveyork
03:02

August 07 2012

surveyork
04:47

May 18 2012

surveyork
01:09

Throughout more than 100 pages of the two reports — one conducted by the task force itself, the other by an outside company at the behest of the university — virtually all of the claims initially made by the police department and its defenders in the UC-Davis administration were debunked.

The task force found that the use of MK-9, the pepper spray discharged by Lt. Pike (and called a food product by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly), was not an authorized weapon for the department and its use “was objectively unreasonable.”

When asked why they felt the need to use the spray, officers initially told the task force that they felt the mob was hostile and needed to create a pathway for the officers to leave the quad. The task force concluded that “a detailed review of the evidence undermines this conclusion.”

May 17 2012

surveyork
19:02

June 30 2011

surveyork
23:39
Computer hackers with the group "Lulz Security" have unearthed a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) intelligence assessment of Barry Cooper, the former Texas narcotics officer who turned against the drug war and began setting up hidden camera stunts looking to catch corrupt police in the act.
Exclusive: Hackers unearth FBI report on ‘KopBusters’ filmmaker Barry Cooper | The Raw Story

June 29 2011

surveyork
00:23

Good's case went viral after her video of her own arrest was posted online last week.

Since then, several members of the Rochester Police Department targeted a meeting held in support of Good for illegal parking. The police went so far as to use rulers to determine which cars were parked too far away from the curb. Good said the police were "taking their anger out on easy targets."

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In a statement released in response to the case, Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards, along with Police Chief James Sheppard and City Council President Lovely Warren supported the decision to drop charges against Good and said that "it is not the policy or practice of the Rochester Police Department to prevent citizens from observing its activities -- including photographing or videotaping -- as long as it does not interfere with the safe conduct of those activities."

Charge Dismissed Against Woman Who Videotaped Rochester Police, Lawsuit Planned
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