3 Enemas Later, Still No Drugs

IF you think that protests about overzealous law enforcement are over the top, listen to what unfolded when the police suspected that David Eckert, 54, was hiding drugs in his rectum.

Eckert is a shy junk dealer struggling to get by in Hidalgo County, N.M. He lives a working-class life, drives a 16-year-old pickup and was convicted in 2008 of methamphetamine possession.

BART officer fatally shot by fellow officer

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) A sheriff's official says the Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer who was fatally shot Tuesday was accidentally killed by a fellow officer.

BART officials say the officers were conducting a probation search at a home in the East Bay city of Dublin when the shooting happened just after 1 p.m.

The officer who was shot was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson confirmed to The Associated Press that another BART officer was the shooter and that the shooting was accidental.

Abramski case before the Supreme Court could end tyrannical drive for “universal background checks”

The United States Supreme Court seems poised to smack down the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for attempting to create laws on it’s own in a case known as Bruce J. Abramski v. United States, or simply Abramski.

Mayor against illegal guns sentenced after firing gun indoors

Former Marcus Hook, Pa. mayor James Schiliro — once a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns — was sentenced this week for a crime involving firing a gun. Some pretty twisted stuff here, actually:

NYC cases show crooked cops' abuse of FBI database

<blockquote>The FBI claims that ‘‘malicious misuse is not commonly discovered.’’ Both the instructor testifying at the Valle trial and an Internal Affairs Bureau investigator who took the witness stand in an earlier case have conceded that officers can easily circumvent safeguards.</blockquote>

The investigator testified as a government witness at the 2010 trial of an NYPD officer accused of using the database to conduct surveillance of a perfume warehouse in New Jersey before an armed robbery there. He told jurors that officers often do searches while logged in under another officer’s name — either out of neglect or, in this case, intent.

‘‘Unfortunately ... it’s not unusual that it happens,’’ the investigator said.

Crime Study Debunks Mass Shooting Myths

Are mass shootings really on the rise in America? Will an increased focus on mental health help prevent mass murders? Would expanded background checks really make a difference? The answer to all of these questions, according to author and Northeastern University criminology professor James Alan Fox, is no.

Cop Shoots And Kills Man Holding Orange-Tipped Airsoft Gun

<img src="http://cdn.lastresistance.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/toy-pistol-2.jpg" align="right" width="200">It was about 3 o’clock in the morning in Yakima, Washington when Officer Casey Gilette was on patrol and noticed a car parked outside a car wash. Apparently, the car had been parked there for an hour. So, Officer Gilette approached the vehicle on foot and opened the passenger side door and saw a man holding a gun.

Officers Accused in Kelly Thomas Death Found Not Guilty

Two former police officers were acquitted of all charges Monday in the 2011 beating death of a homeless man at a Fullerton, Calif., transit station.

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It took a single day of deliberations for jurors to reach their verdicts regarding the culpability of former Fullerton Officer Manuel Ramos and former Cpl. Jay Cicinelli in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas.

NSA Phone Metadata Program Likely Unconstitutional: Fed. Judge

<p>For the first time in open court, a federal judge has ruled that the NSA's phone metadata program, which collects information on almost all calls in the nation, <a title="Judge: NSA phone program likely unconstitutional" href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/national-security-agency-phones-ju... target="_blank">is likely unconstitutional</a>.</p>

Unarmed Man Is Charged With Wounding Bystanders Shot By Police

An unarmed, emotionally disturbed man shot at by the police as he was lurching around traffic near Times Square in September has been charged with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders, according to an indictment unsealed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday.

The man, Glenn Broadnax, 35, of Brooklyn, created a disturbance on Sept. 14, wading into traffic at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue and throwing himself into the path of oncoming cars.


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