Thursday, July 04, 2013

The police state

As children we were taught that "the policeman is your friend." That is usually true for law-abiding citizens in a free constitutional republic. At other times, though, police action is clearly excessive and escalates or contaminates situations that are innocent at best or simply resolved at worst. Here are a few.

Girl buys water, spends night in jail

Turtle Creek officials look into police search of home

Police defend killing of Baptist pastor

Chicago police criticized for bypassing warrant process to make arrests using 'investigative alerts'

NY police officer sentenced in "stop and frisk" case

Man with Down syndrome killed in a struggle with off-duty sheriff’s deputies

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