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66 minutes | 2 months ago
Shots Shots Shots Shots Shots (Episode 108)
Security camera video contradicts the official story of CA deputies who killed an unarmed man for jaywalking, while security camera video contradicts the official story of NV police who killed an unarmed man for running away. An OH police officer is indicted for soliciting kiddie porn, while a WA state patrol employee is indicted for attempting to rape a child. Plus another dozen+ stories of criminal justice f*ckery! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Ian Booth, Mary Jo Gustafson, Colleen Mahaney, Neil Richmond, Ari Rutenberg, Michael Teal) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, and Joe Sevits)! Show Notes: ARIZONA: Phoenix PD cops caught on bodycam confirming protest arrests were politically motivated (Washington Post) ARIZONA: Phoenix PD also discovered to have created “challenge coin” celebrating lawful protestor shot in the groin (KNXV 15) CALIFORNIA: LAPD opens investigation into cops sharing a meme mocking the killing of George Floyd (NY Times) CALIFORNIA: Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies Eduardo Duran and Jonathan Israel summarily execute unarmed homeless black man Kurt Reinhold for the heinous crime of jaywalking (Los Angeles Times) FLORIDA: After warnings of right-wing political violence, FBI arrests a leftist for social media posts (Washington Post) LOUISIANA: Cell phone video shows an unidentified Baton Rouge PD officer brutally choking out an unarmed 13-year-old black boy (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) LOUISIANA: New Orleans DA waiving objections to new trial requests for those convicted by non-unanimous juries (New Orleans Advocate) NEVADA: New security footage exposes Las Vegas Metro Police lied about their extrajudicial summary execution of unarmed 25-year-old Jorge Gomez (KLAS 8) Watch the video yourself (Twitter) NEW YORK: No charges for Buffalo PD cops on camera shoving unarmed 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground and cracking his skull (New York Times) NEW YORK: Career NYPD cop Thomas Webster charged for assaulting a police officer with a flag pole at the 1/6 MAGA Insurrection (NY Times) NEW YORK: SDNY federal prosecutors withhold evidence, lie, get found out (Associated Press) NORTH CAROLINA: Fuquay Varina cops handcuff an unarmed black 14-year-old for “stealing” a bike the teen bought (Indy Week) NORTH CAROLINA: Judge holds Mooresville PD in contempt for failing to return $17,000 it stole man and then sent to the Feds the day before the contempt hearing (Statesville Record & Landmark) NORTH CAROLINA: Wake County prosecutor resigns for impersonating police officer (WRAL 5) OHIO: Franklin County sheriff’s deputy Daniel Heintz federally indicted for soliciting child pornography (Columbus Dispatch) OREGON: Clark County deputies summarily execute unarmed 30-year-old Jenoah Donald for sport, then lie in post-killing reports (Oregon Public Broadcasting) OREGON: US DOJ report confirms Portland PD continues to violate its consent decree for abusing people (Oregon Public Broadcasting) PENNSYLVANIA: North Cornwall PD officer Joseph Fischer charged for attacking police at the 1/6 MAGA Insurrection (Daily Beast) TEXAS: Harris County deputy on camera threatening to kill an unarmed driver for sport (KTRK 13) WASHINGTON: Washington State Patrol employee Trevor Smith arrested for attempted rape of a child (Seattle Times) The post Shots Shots Shots Shots Shots (Episode 108) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
69 minutes | 3 months ago
Police Chiefs Gone WILD (Episode 107)
Lots of Rules of #Fsck in this episode. Join us for a police chief casually dropping n-bombs on bodycam, another police chief tolerating her cops pepper-spraying a 9-year-old in the face for sport, another police chief defending his officer for the extrajudicial summary execution of an unarmed black man in mental distress, and a truly audacious police chief juggling a wife, 2 fiancees, and 9+ girlfriends amid getting arrested for fabricating evidence. *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Ian Booth, Mary Jo Gustafson, Colleen Mahaney, Neil Richmond, Ari Rutenberg, Michael Teal) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Casey Carmody, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, and Joe Sevits)! Show Notes: Biden, Senate Democrats prioritize civil rights and criminal defense attorneys for judgeships (NBC News) 8th Circuit: Qualified immunity denied to SWAT cop who tear-gassed reporters at 2014 BLM protest (8th Circuit COA) Data: disturbing patterns in police executions of unarmed black people (NPR) CALIFORNIA: Oakland PD seizes 100+ city-provided mobile phones from its officers over suspected criming (KTVU 2) CALIFORNIA: San Diego County deputy Aaron Russell charged with 2nd-degree murder after being caught on video shooting unarmed black man in the back for sport (San Diego Union-Tribune) FLORIDA: 1st Hispanic Osceola Sheriff Marco Lopez hires nearly-all-white command staff for department, even less diversity than predecessor (Orlando Sentinel) FLORIDA: Liberty High School “school resource officer” – a cop – on video bodyslamming an unarmed black schoolgirl to the concrete and knocking her out cold (TMZ) Video #1 (Twitter) Video #2 (Twitter) FLORIDA: Lake County “school resource officer” – a cop – on video tasing unarmed black schoolgirl as she backs away with her hands raised (WFTV 9) Video (Twitter) GEORGIA: Whitfield County deputies boot reporter, crew for asking questions to Congresscritter Marjorie Taylor Greene during town hall Q&A (Mediaite) GEORGIA: Hamilton PD police chief Gene Allmond resigns and Patrolman John Brooks is fired after bodycam catches both using racial slurs ahead of BLM protests (WTVM 9) LOUISIANA: Oberlin cemetery denies burial to black law enforcement officer, sales contract was whites-only (KLFY 10) MARYLAND: Montgomery County Police Officers Dionne Holliday and Kevin Christmon on video shouting at, assaulting, threatening a 5-year-old black child (CNN) NEW YORK: Nine Rochester PD cops handcuff 9-year-old black girl, then pepper-spray her in the face for sport (Democrat & Chronicle) Video (Twitter) NORTH CAROLINA: Brittany Kittrell jailed for petty theft, given COVID-19 death sentence (IndyWeek) NORTH CAROLINA: Southport PD officer Bryon Vessey tells colleagues “I don’t have time for this sh*t,” blows away schizophrenic boy having mental health episode (Insider) NORTH CAROLINA: Wake County deputy Rodale Pippen arrested for giving contraband to jail inmates (News & Observer) This is normal. Jail staff have long been the #1 source of jail contraband. (Prison Policy Initiative) OHIO: Assorted police departments “rescue” 8 women by arresting and prosecuting them for prostitution (WANE 15) TEXAS: Bodycam footage released of Killeen PD officer Reynaldo Contreras summarily executing unarmed black man Patrick Warren Sr. (TheGrio) TEXAS: Stinnett PD police chief Jason Collier arrested for fabricating evidence as part of viral multi-woman affair (KAMR 4) HONG KONG: Hong Kong cop sexually assaults 6 underage girls aged 11 to 14, gets 46 months in jail (Hong Kong Free Press) The post Police Chiefs Gone WILD (Episode 107) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Different Verse, Same as the First (Episode 106)
Happy Biden Administration! Even with a change of presidents, criminal justice f*ckery continues unabated. Join us for civil rights violations in California, more people released from prison for crimes they didn’t commit in North Carolina, and some truly bonkers idiocy by the Dickson TN Police working with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Ian Booth, Mary Jo Gustafson, JH, Colleen Mahaney, Neil Richmond, Ari Rutenberg, Michael Teal) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Casey Carmody, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, and Joe Sevits)! Show Notes: 9th Circuit: 9-year prison sentence is OK for mentally ill blind man who didn’t notify cops he became homeless within 5 days (9th Circuit COA) Data: Police 3x more likely to use force against left-wing protestors, let right-wing protestors get away with comparable conduct (The Guardian (UK)) CALIFORNIA: Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies Miguel Vega and Chris Hernandez kidnap a skateboarder and lie about it; months later, they kill Andres Guardado (LA Times) CALIFORNIA: Attorney General opens civil rights investigation into Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (Reuters) CALIFORNIA: Blind and deaf 91-year-old woman calls police to report an intruder; cops show up and shoot her dead for sport (Victorville Daily Press) DC: Capitol PD Officer Eugene Goodman did truly exemplary police work during the Capitol MAGA riot (Washington Post) DC: 2 off-duty cops indicted for participating in Capitol riot; 13 more facing imminent prosecution; dozens more under investigation (Washington Post) MICHIGAN: State police leadership using encryption apps like Signal to avoid providing documents in response to public records requests (WJBK 2) NORTH CAROLINA: State Highway Patrol Cpt. Neil Denman calls his troopers “lazy,” insists they write more tickets without regard for whether crimes are actually happening (WECT 6) NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte man Willie George Shaw exonerated and released after spending 4+ years in prison for a sexual assault he did not commit (WSOC 9) NORTH CAROLINA: Durham City Council invests in community “violence interruption” program to address spike in gun violence (News & Observer) Recall: data shows nonprofits reduce crime more than police (Fsck #37) PENNSYLVANIA: Judge throws out criminal charges against fired Philadelphia PD cop Joseph Bologna Jr., after he was caught on camera clubbing the sh*t out of a Temple University student for sport (Philadelphia Inquirer) Video 1 of Joey Bologna clubbing the student (Twitter) Video 2 of Joey Bologna clubbing the student (Twitter) Joey Bologna then tried to frame the student he beat (Twitter) TENNESSEE: Dickson man shared a photoshopped picture on Facebook; cops illegally arrested him for harassing a (dead) cop (WTVF 5) It’s a Photoshop of an album cover (Twitter) WASHINGTON: 9 months after cops killed unarmed black man Manuel Ellis, investigation discloses two new officers secretly helped kill him (Seattle Times) WASHINGTON: Unidentified Tacoma PD officer on multiple videos plowing through crowd in his SUV for sport, running over multiple pedestrians (Tacoma News Tribune) The post Different Verse, Same as the First (Episode 106) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
78 minutes | 7 months ago
We Live in the Dumbest Possible Timeline (Episode 104)
We’re back! Join us this week for cops doing casual corpse-fondling in California, beating a domestic violence victim for sport in Texas, repeatedly shooting an autistic 13-year-old in Utah, and a lot more! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Ian Booth, Brian Carruthers, Mary Jo Gustafson, JH, Colleen Mahaney, Neil Richmond, Michael Teal, Mr. Zaroc) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Casey Carmody, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, and Joe Sevits)! Show Notes: The Police Brutality Mega-Thread (Twitter) 9th Circuit: Qualified immunity given to social worker who sexually harassed child’s legal guardian and then retaliated against her when she reported the harassment (9th Circuit COA) ARIZONA: Tempe PD cop Ronald Kerzaya holds black man at gunpoint responding to call about white suspect (KTVK 3) CALIFORNIA: LAPD cop David Rojas criminally charged for being caught on bodycam fondling a dead woman (LA Times) CALIFORNIA: Orange County deputy Steve Hortz arrested after being caught on video repeatedly burglarizing the home of a dead man (KCBS 2) CALIFORNIA: 7 other Orange County deputies suspended for falsely collecting paid time off for non-existent military service (KTLA 5) CONNECTICUT: Bridgeport PD chief Armando Perez resigns after being federally indicted for fraud (Connecticut Post) FLORIDA: Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco thinks the movie “Minority Report” was a documentary (Tampa Bay Times) GEORGIA: White deputies caught on camera beating the everlasting sh*t out of black man for not providing ID (WXIA 11) GEORGIA: Henry County deputies conduct a no-knock SWAT raid on the wrong house, traumatize 79-year-old owner, get qualified immunity (WXIA 11) LOUISIANA: Three Lafayette police officers caught on camera beating the sh*t out of two black teens for sport (NBC News) LOUISIANA: New Orleans PD sergeant Robert Blanchard charged with pulling a gun on a motorist in road rage incident (New Orleans Advocate) MICHIGAN: Macomb County elected District Attorney Eric Smith pleads guilty to federal charges after asking subordinates to lie to police investigating him for corruption (Macomb Daily) NEW JERSEY: Neptune City jailer Jovanny Galindo charged with falsifying records to hide pepper-spraying an inmate (Asbury Park Press) NORTH CAROLINA: Raleigh PD detective Omar Abdullah on leave after discovery he fabricated evidence in 12-15 drug cases (WTVD 11) OKLAHOMA: 74-year-old grandmother asks Oklahoma City police for a warrant as they attempt to arrest her son, so cops break her arm (KOCO 5) OKLAHOMA: Tulsa PD cop Aaron Russell charged with reckless handling of firearm after shooting driver, fabricating basis for it (KTUL 8) PENNSYLVANIA: Unhinged off-duty Pittsburgh cop Paul Abel Jr. on camera arresting man for “being disrespectful” about Thin Blue Line mask (WTAE 4) TENNESSEE: Politicians misallocate $300K in coronavirus money to hire more cops (Associated Press) TEXAS: 4 Houston PD cops fired after shooting Nicolas Chavez 24 times after he was already on the ground (NY Times) TEXAS: Williamson County deputies beat the sh*t out of a domestic violence victim when she says she doesn’t want their help (Austin American-Statesman) UTAH: Police repeatedly shoot 13-year-old autistic boy when his mother calls for a Crisis Intervention Team (KUTV 2) The post We Live in the Dumbest Possible Timeline (Episode 104) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
76 minutes | a year ago
3rd Rule of Fsck Remains Undefeated Too (Episode 103)
Join us this week for a lot of cops caught on video doing stupid sh*t, police using stay-at-home orders to keep black folks in the house while whites roam free, a truly excellent long-read dissection of qualified immunity, and other stories that make you wonder wtf is going on in this country. *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Colleen Mahaney, and Michael Teal) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, and Joe Sevits)! Show Notes: Stanford study of 95,000,000+ traffic stops shows persistent racial disparities, “veil of darkness” everywhere (AAAS) This is the same basic conclusion of a 2016 RTI study of 20,000 traffic stops in Durham (News & Observer) Brutal analysis provides the data on how courts favor police in qualified immunity cases (Reuters) CALIFORNIA: LAPD officer caught on video beating the sh*t out of random black man for sport (KTLA 5) CALIFORNIA: LAPD officer Ismael Tamayo facing assault charges for trying to kill another LAPD officer during campaign trip (LA Times) CALIFORNIA: White cop caught on video brutalizing 14-year-old over cigarette possession (Slate) COLORADO: Denver PD beat the everlasting sh*t out of motorist for sport, on camera bragging “this is what happens when you elude police” (KRON 4) CONNECTICUT: Inmates who test positive for COVID-19 are sent to solitary confinement… with no toiletries, forbidden to bathe (The Appeal) GEORGIA: Cops protected by sovereign immunity after jailing woman for 94 days for cotton candy they thought was meth (WAGA 5) GEORGIA: Ahmaud Arbery, unarmed black jogger, summarily executed for sport on camera by retired DA investigator and his son (NY Times) INDIANA: Former Jasper County judge Robert Monfort facing criminal investigation, bar discipline for defrauding estates (Indiana Lawyer) KENTUCKY: Louisville Metro police summarily execute EMT, in botched drug raid on wrong house after actual suspect already arrested (WDRB 41) This same type of screw-up happened in Alabama a few weeks ago (Fsck #98) And in Pennsylvania in 2018 (Fsck #76) LOUISIANA: Garbage collectors protest lack of protective equipment, so New Orleans fires them and orders prisoners to fill in (WWL 4) MARYLAND: Keith Davis Jr. facing *fifth* murder re-trial (Baltimore Sun) MASSACHUSETTS: Five suspended officers, currently facing criminal charges for a cover-up, rehired by Springfield police chief (MassLive.com) MINNESOTA: Judge seals juror information, normally public, after trial of convicted killer cop Mohamed Noor (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) Our episode on the murder charges (Fsck #57) …and the murder (Fsck #16) …and the police report (Fsck #19) …and the prosecutor prepping to lose the case (Fsck #46) MINNESOTA: Rock County deputies conduct extended roadside rape, in below-freezing temperatures, on video, of passenger in car pulled over for having an air freshener (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) NEW JERSEY: White Jersey City police beat the sh*t out of black man for “not social distancing” (UK Daily Mail) NEW YORK: 98% of NYPD arrests for social distancing violations are non-white (NY Times) NORTH CAROLINA: New Hanover County deputy J.T. Kita fired, facing criminal charges for leading all-white lynch mob to black teen’s house (Durham Herald-Sun) NORTH CAROLINA: UNC System Board of Governors Chairman Randy Ramsey caught lying about his credentials (Charlotte Ledger) The Board called a special meeting the next day, to re-elect Ramsey to a second term (Twitter) OHIO: Whites most frequently defying stay-at-home orders, but blacks 4x more likely to be arrested for violating them (ProPublica) The post 3rd Rule of Fsck Remains Undefeated Too (Episode 103) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
47 minutes | a year ago
One Law for Me, Another for Thee (Episode 102)
Join us this week as prisons continue to get swarmed by the coronavirus, more elected officials ignore the laws they demand the rest of us follow, and cops violate the First Amendment to arrest people for Facebook posts. *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Chris Hairston, Colleen Mahaney, and Rob Simmons) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, Joe Sevits, and Michael VanOrder)! Show Notes: SUPREME COURT: Non-unanimous juries in pending criminal cases thrown out in Louisiana and Oregon (SCOTUSblog) The Court’s opinion in Ramos v. Louisiana (SupremeCourt.gov) Excellent analysis by Jonathan Blanks (Clause 40 Foundation) Section-by-section opinion breakdown (Volokh Conspiracy @ Reason) FLORIDA: As inmates started dying of COVID-19, politicians kept it quiet (Miami Herald) FLORIDA: Miami police officer caught on video handcuffing unarmed black doctor for sport (NY Times) LOUISIANA: No prosecutorial immunity for New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and his office’s fake subpoenas (New Orleans Advocate) The Court’s opinion in Singleton v. Cannizzarro et al. (5th Circ. COA) Our episode first mentioning the fake subpoenas (Fsck #33) LOUISIANA: Sheriff’s deputy on video choking out inmate who asked for COVID-19 medical care (BuzzFeed) MICHIGAN: William Garrison, sentenced to prison as a juvenile and just weeks away from parole, dies from COVID-19 (Detroit Free Press) NEW JERSEY: Corrections officers, working to release inmates to avoid COVID-19 infections, threaten to re-jail anyone talking to the media (NJ Advance Media) OHIO: Coronavirus is raging at Marion Correctional Institution, 73%+ of inmates testing positive (NPR) OREGON: Oregon State Police officers Austin Daugherty, Dylan Hansen, and Joseph DeLance resign for brutalizing a Portland police recruit during basic training (The Oregonian) PENNSYLVANIA: Judge Anne Marie Coyle denies 100% of all motions to release inmates to protect them from COVID-19 (WHYY) TEXAS: Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames ignores her own Stay-At-Home order to get her nails done (KBMT 12) TEXAS: 23-year-old criminally prosecuted – illegally – for Facebook post falsely claiming he had COVID-19 (BBC) TEXAS: Judge Bill Gravell violates his own Stay-At-Home order to go to party (Patch) VIRGINIA: Federal, Richmond police still making minor drug busts as coronavirus rages (The Appeal) WISCONSIN: Marquette sheriff threatens to arrest high school student for posting on Instagram about having COVID-19 (NY Times) UNITED KINGDOM: Unnamed Lancashire police officer suspended after being caught on video threatening to “make something up” against man pulled over (The UK Guardian) The original video footage (UK Express) The post One Law for Me, Another for Thee (Episode 102) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
39 minutes | a year ago
1st Rule of Fsck Remains Undefeated (Episode 101)
Even in a pandemic, police somehow manage to screw up on camera repeatedly. Join us as we review Colorado police handcuffing a man who did nothing wrong, Pennsylvania police ripping a man off a bus, and a very Florida story out of Florida! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Chris Hairston, Colleen Mahaney, and Rob Simmons) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, Joe Sevits, and Michael VanOrder)! Show Notes: CALIFORNIA: CoreCivic, running Otay Mesa Detention Center, refuses to give out facemasks for COVID-19 unless detainees sign a contract waiving rights (San Diego Union-Tribune) COLORADO: Man handcuffed, put in squad car for heinous crime of playing teeball with daughter in empty park (KDVR 31) FLORIDA: Flagler County woman defies coronavirus shelter-in-place order to distribute porn-filled Easter eggs (Daily Beast) ILLINOIS: Unarmed black men thrown out of Walmart for wearing facemasks (The Alton Telegraph) ILLINOIS: Mayor of Alton prohibits public gatherings; hours later, his wife gets arrested at a bar (CNN) KANSAS: State Supreme Court rules legislature cannot block Governor’s executive order limiting church attendance due to COVID-19 (Bloomberg) The Court’s ruling in Kelly v. LCC et al (KSCourts.gov) NEW YORK: NYPD on video swarming, terrorizing young black boy for allegedly selling candy on the subway (Gothamist) NORTH CAROLINA: Federal Bureau of Prison caught lying to the public about Butner infection severity (News & Observer) By Saturday, inmates started dying (News & Observer) NORTH CAROLINA: With everyone focused on COVID-19, judge allows payments to lawyers over #SilentSham (The Daily Tar Heel) OREGON: New police chief Terry Kruger, who just replaced corrupt former police chief Terry Timeus, also placed on leave for same scandal (The Oregonian) Our episode on this absurd scandal (Fsck #98) PENNSYLVANIA: Police on video yanking man off bus for not wearing a facemask; SEPTA reverses facemask policy hours later (BuzzFeed News) PENNSYLVANIA: District Attorney’s Office says man was wrongly convicted, but can’t get him released as COVID-19 rages (Reason) UNITED KINGDOM: Unarmed black man arrested for running errands for immunocompromised family members (Sky News) The post 1st Rule of Fsck Remains Undefeated (Episode 101) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
48 minutes | a year ago
#Law140: Politicians’ Pandemic Powers (Episode 100)
What powers does the President have in a pandemic? How about the Governor? Can the state force you to stay at home, or block your church from holding services, or stop you from working? Listen in for the law on politicians’ pandemic powers! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Chris Hairston, Colleen Mahaney, and Rob Simmons) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, Joe Sevits, and Michael VanOrder)! Show Notes: Refresher Info: Our #Law140 episode on Federalism Basics (Fsck #56) Our #Law140 thread on Due Process Basics (Twitter) Our #Law140 episode on the Dormant Commerce Clause (Fsck #45) Statutes: The federal Public Health Service Act (LII) The North Carolina Emergency Management Act (ncleg.gov) N.C. Gen. Stat. §166A-19.30 on the Governor’s powers in an emergency (ncleg.gov) Court cases: Zemel v. Rusk (Oyez) Gibbons v. Ogden (Oyez) Compagnie Francaise de Navigation a Vapeur v. Louisiana State Board of Health (LII) Jacobson v. Massachusetts (Oyez) Oregon-Washington R. & Nav. Co. v. State of Washington (FindLaw) Edwards v. California (Oyez) O’Connor v. Donaldson (Oyez) Other stuff: Congressional Research Service’s summary on quarantine and isolation powers (FAS.org) The post #Law140: Politicians’ Pandemic Powers (Episode 100) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
48 minutes | a year ago
Coronavirus Chaos (Episode 99)
Join us this week as we go over some of the effects of the coronavirus on jail populations in several states, the Sixth Circuit granting qualified immunity to police who abused an innocent homeowner for sport, and two separate stories of Judges Gone Wild in Illinois and Indiana! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Chris Hairston, Colleen Mahaney, and Rob Simmons) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, Joe Sevits, and Michael VanOrder)! Show Notes: Supreme Court affirms that the Fourth Amendment is functionally useless (The Hill) The Court’s opinion in Kansas v. Glover (SupremeCourt.gov) Sixth Circuit: Qualified immunity wins again, as police brutalize innocent homeowner for sport (6th Circuit COA) ALABAMA: State’s prison preparedness plan for COVID-19 is basically “lolwut?” (AL.com) COLORADO: Fort Carson police charge two 10-year-old boys with felonies for playing with a Nerf gun (SOCO 21) ILLINOIS: Cook County Judge Jackie Portman-Brown reassigned after locking child in holding cell (WLS 7) INDIANA: Judges gone wild as Indianapolis judges beat the sh*t out of a random guy in White Castle parking lot (WXIN 59) LOUISIANA: With less revenue from traffic tickets, public defender offices face bankruptcy, furloughs (Washington Post) LOUISIANA: ACLU sues to force release of inmates from federal prison in Oakdale, as half-dozen die of coronavirus and dozens are infected (CNN) The first federal inmate to die of coronavirus, Patrick Jones, was sentenced for non-violent drug possession (NBC News) LOUISIANA: State Supreme Court dismisses misconduct charges against former prosecutor who hid evidence in murder trial (The New Orleans Advocate) NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque PD officers asked to conduct welfare check on man, say “challenge accepted!” and summarily execute him for sport (Albuquerque Journal) NEW YORK: NYPD getting ravaged by coronavirus infections, as ~20% call out sick (WNYW 5) NEW YORK: Rikers Island detainees now dying of coronavirus while awaiting trial (NY Daily News) NORTH CAROLINA: Coronavirus infections explode at federal prison in Butner (News & Observer) RHODE ISLAND: Former Warren PD officer Michael Clancy collects full pay without working for 22 years, now retires with full benefits (WJAR 10) The post Coronavirus Chaos (Episode 99) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
65 minutes | a year ago
Happy New Year! (Episode 98)
Join us this week for a belated celebration of the new year! We’ve got a surprise denial of qualified immunity in the Fourth Circuit, Alabama cops shooting a woman while they were searching for a guy who was already in jail, a truly crazy story of police abuse in Oregon, and a Pennsylvania judge excoriating officers who lied on the stand during a trial involving a viral arrest video! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Chris Hairston, Colleen Mahaney, and Rob Simmons) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, Joe Sevits, and Michael VanOrder)! Show Notes: Personal News: I’m engaged (Twitter) I said farewell to Le Château T. (Facebook) We’ve got a trivia channel on Twitch (Twitch) I’ve been dealing with neo-Confederates… (IndyWeek) …like, a lot… (IndyWeek) …as in “a lot,” a lot… (IndyWeek) …and it’s still going (CourtListener) 4TH CIRCUIT: Qualified immunity denied to Augusta County (VA) killer deputy Michael Roane for executing family’s dog for sport (4th Circuit COA) 5TH CIRCUIT: Qualified immunity granted to Attala County (MS) deputy who unconstitutionally transported disabled man to the county line and dropped him off in the road where he was later killed by a car (5th Circuit COA) FEDERAL: DEA agent Jose Irizarry indicted for laundering millions in drug money (Reuters) ALABAMA: Local-federal task force agents repeatedly shoot Ann Rylee in her home, looking for unrelated man who was already in police custody (Washington Post) DC: Police to stop handcuffing children, after viral videos of handcuffing innocent kids (Washington Post) FLORIDA: Jacksonville deputies arrest 6-year-old black girl Nadia King and force her into mental institution for tantrum (Florida Times-Union) GEORGIA: Cobb County elected Sheriff Neil Warren admits he blocked jail access to newspaper article critical of jail conditions (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) MARYLAND: Prince George’s County officer Michael Owen Jr. summarily executes William Green for sport, as Green sat handcuffed in a patrol car (Washington Post) MICHIGAN: Wayne County hit with federal lawsuit over predatory civil asset forfeiture practices (WDIV 4) MICHIGAN: Joint state-federal task force beats innocent man senseless for sport, then Court dismisses lawsuit over it (Washington Post) OREGON: West Linn PD police chief Terry Timeus has cops arrest black man to thwart race discrimination lawsuit (The Oregonian) PENNSYLVANIA: John Perez, beaten and arrested in viral video, found not guilty by jury (Allentown Morning Call) Judge blasts Allentown PD officers, perjury (Allentown Morning Call) TEXAS: 22 Dallas PD vice cops disciplined for 2016 embezzlement (WFAA 8) The post Happy New Year! (Episode 98) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
80 minutes | 2 years ago
Vic Mignogna: Dismissed with Prejudice (Episode 97)
Join us this week for a case of actual RICO in Georgia, the number of euphemisms a Kentucky news outlet will use to avoid saying a police officer raped 5 women, and an outrageous story in Fort Worth Texas as police kill a woman in her own home while she’s playing video games with her nephew. Plus, a #Law140 overview of the appeals process! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Judi Kane, Colleen Mahaney, Benjamin Nagy, Rob Simmons, and Michael Teal) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Andrew Murphy, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, Joe Sevits, and Michael VanOrder)! Show Notes: Thanks to Emmett Plant for this week’s cover art! Follow Emmett on Twitter here! Vic Mignogna, his attorney Ty Beard, and his advisor Nick Rekieta got LOL’d out of court (Dallas Morning News) CBP Officer illegally detains journalist until he admits to writing “propaganda” (Defense One) ICE relocates 700 women detainees, refuses to notify attorneys of where they’re being held (HuffPost) FLORIDA: West Palm Beach County Judge John Kastrenakes sentences 21-year-old black man to jail for oversleeping jury duty (BuzzFeed News) GEORGIA: City of White police chief David Johnny King, city clerk Jane Lanette Richards and police officer Blake Douglas Scheff indicted for RICO, extortion (WMAZ 13) ILLINOIS: DeKalb police on video choking the sh*t out of unarmed 25-year-old black man Elonte McDowell for minor weed possession (ABC News) ILLINOIS: 9-year-old Kyle Alwood charged with first-degree murder for lethal trailer fire (Peoria Journal Star) KENTUCKY: Louisville PD officer Pablo Cano sentenced to just 5 years for “unwanted sex” – rape – of five different women and possession of kiddie porn (WOWK 13) MARYLAND: Baltimore DA identifies 25 more “discredited” police officers, asks court to vacate 800+ convictions (Baltimore Sun) We talked about the GTTF in Fsck #25 …and Fsck #27 …and Fsck #32 …and Fsck #38 …and Fsck #39 …and Fsck #41 …and Fsck #46 …and Fsck #47 …and Fsck #50 …and Fsck #51 …and Fsck #53 …and Fsck #55 …and Fsck #57 NEW YORK: NYPD perv cop Raul Olmeda acquitted of raping 15-year-old, but convicted of witness tampering (NY Daily News) Our episode on Olmeda’s indictment for rape (Fsck #32) NEW YORK: Bronx prosecutors release some records on Brady List police (Gothamist) PENNSYLVANIA: Chester Township PD officer Pasquale Storace III arrests black folks for “loitering” in their own yard, then re-arrests them again after they’re released from jail (KYW 1080AM) PENNSYLVANIA: 54-year-old black man Willie Veasy exonerated, freed after serving 27 years in prison for murder he did not commit (Philadelphia Inquirer) TEXAS: Dallas PD killer cop Amanda Guyger convicted of murder, sentenced to 10 years in killing of Botham Jean (Dallas Morning News) Our episode on Jean’s execution (Fsck #82) Our episode on the subsequent murder indictment (Fsck #88) TEXAS: Joshua Brown, key witness in Guyger murder trial, gunned down in his parking lot days after the verdict (Dallas Morning News) TEXAS: Unidentified Fort Worth police officer summarily executes unarmed 28-year-old black woman Atatiana Jefferson, in her own home, while she was playing video games with her nephew (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) TEXAS: Houston murder suspects stop paying for ankle monitor, so government stops monitoring him (KTRK 13) AUSTRALIA: A drug addict dressed up as a police officer and successfully raided another addict’s home for drugs (The Age) The post Vic Mignogna: Dismissed with Prejudice (Episode 97) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
62 minutes | 2 years ago
Season 3 Reboot (Episode 96)
We announced Season 3 a little early so we’re trying again! Join us this week as we talk about a Florida corrections officer raping a woman on house arrest, a North Carolina sex crimes detective committing sex crimes, the Fifth Circuit denying qualified immunity to a Texas cop who arrested a photographer for sport, and much more! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey Benfield, Judi Kane, Colleen Mahaney, Benjamin Nagy, Rob Simmons, and Michael Teal) and our #Law140 Lovers (Lindsey Bowser, Andrew Murphy, Erica Phillips, Helen Poston, Joe Sevits, and Michael VanOrder)! Show Notes: Threadnought Day 100 Roundtable with the Violet Wanderers podcast! Fifth Circuit: No qualified immunity for Dallas police officer who arrested freelance photographer for taking pictures (Reason) The Fifth Circuit’s opinion in Adelman v. Branch (Reason) CALIFORNIA: LAPD killer cop Salvador Sanchez will not be charged in the extrajudicial summary execution of schizophrenic Kenneth French (LA Times) CALIFORNIA: Uber driver files First Amendment lawsuit after San Diego police officer Jason Langley arrests him and has his car impounded for recording on his phone (San Diego Union-Tribune) FLORIDA: Miami-Dade corrections officer Yulian Gonzalez arrested for raping woman on house arrest (Miami Herald) FLORIDA: Orlando PD School Resource Officer Dennis Turner, fired for arresting two 6-year-old black kids, had a history of child abuse! (BuzzFeed News) FLORIDA: Tamarac Commissioner Mike Gelin confronts Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy Joshua Gallardo during awards ceremony about false arrest (WSVN 7) FLORIDA: Tarpon Springs PD officer Steve Bergren resigns before he can be fired for threatening a mass shooting (Tampa Bay Times) GEORGIA: Georgia State Patrol officer Brian Sanchez fired, arrested for aggravated child molestation (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) GEORGIA: Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader for computer trespass after investigating to see if DA’s Office was spying on her (Gwinnett Daily Post) GEORGIA: Hampton PD officers summarily execute naked 24-year-old Fernando Rodriquez as 3 officers tase him at the same time (WSB 2) IDAHO: Deputy lies to teens about Miranda rights, felony rape charges reduced to misdemeanor assault after confessions are thrown out (Idaho Statesman) KANSAS: Douglas County prosecutor Amy McGowan deliberately kept innocent people in jail, magically avoids discipline (Kansas City Star) MICHIGAN: Jonathan Vanderhagen is acquitted in less than 30 minutes after insane prosecution for criticizing judge (Reason) MISSISSIPPI: Southaven Police, who went to the wrong house and summarily executed Ismael Lopez in 2017, claim Lopez had no constitutional rights to avoid execution (WMC 5) Our episode on the extrajudicial summary execution without due process of Ismael Lopez (Fsck #19) Our episode on the killer cops who executed Lopez avoiding prosecution (Fsck #77) NEW JERSEY: Frank Nucera, ex-police chief indicted for assaulting black teen, insisted to subordinates that Trump was “the last hope for white people” (NJ.com) Our episode on Nucera’s federal indictment (Fsck #36) Our episode on Nucera lying to investigators (Fsck #46) NORTH CAROLINA: Jury awards $8,300,000.00 USD verdict to Apex man after Wake County deputies Ricky Spivey, Casey Miller, and Joshua Legan illegally beat and shot him in 2013 then lied about it (WRAL 5) NORTH CAROLINA: Fayetteville PD sex crimes detective Paul G Matrafailo III sent sexual messages to rape victims (News & Observer) The post Season 3 Reboot (Episode 96) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Perpetual Dumpster Fires (Episode 95)
Join us this week for commentary on the Supreme Court’s criminal justice cases ending the term, a single Florida deputy who’s personally framed more than 100+ motorists for drug offenses, an Illinois man arrested for walking outside, and a bombshell election in New York City! *THANK YOU* to this week’s Show Note Sponsors (Anon, Trey … Continue reading "Perpetual Dumpster Fires (Episode 95)" The post Perpetual Dumpster Fires (Episode 95) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
49 minutes | 2 years ago
Mini-Pod: Season 3 Not-A-Preview (Episode 94)
We’re back! With the first episode of Season 3 upon us, T. Greg and Mike the Sound Guy had to cut out the “podcast notes” stuff because it took too long – so they turned it into a separate mini-pod! Listen in for updates on where T. Greg’s been, the newest member of his family, … Continue reading "Mini-Pod: Season 3 Not-A-Preview (Episode 94)" The post Mini-Pod: Season 3 Not-A-Preview (Episode 94) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
Mini-Pod: Wreck It, Ralph (Episode 92)
Join us this week as we go over the extended political f*ckery happening in Virginia, yet another conviction vacated in Indiana because of prosecutorial misconduct, and officer-involved puppycide in California, Florida, Illinois, and Indiana. Special thanks to AY Shah on Twitter for providing the inspiration for this week’s cover art! *THANK YOU* to this week’s … Continue reading "Mini-Pod: Wreck It, Ralph (Episode 92)" The post Mini-Pod: Wreck It, Ralph (Episode 92) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
57 minutes | 2 years ago
Mini-Pod: Liar Liar (Episode 91)
Join us this week as we talk about Florida police lying to jail a man for possession of laundry detergent, Missouri police lying to cover up the shooting death of a cop by another cop, North Carolina police lying to keep an innocent man in prison for 42 years, and much (much) more! *THANK YOU* … Continue reading "Mini-Pod: Liar Liar (Episode 91)" The post Mini-Pod: Liar Liar (Episode 91) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
45 minutes | 2 years ago
Mini-Pod: Back in the Saddle (Episode 90)
Surprise! It’s a new Fsck as we work on getting back into a production routine. Join us this week as we talk about a weird qualified immunity ruling from the US Virgin Islands, taxpayers shelling out $$$$$ for police f*ckery in California and New York, and two separate Pennsylvania officers from different departments in the … Continue reading "Mini-Pod: Back in the Saddle (Episode 90)" The post Mini-Pod: Back in the Saddle (Episode 90) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
73 minutes | 2 years ago
Killing the “Good Guy with a Gun” (Episode 89)
We’re snowed in here in Durham! Join us as we talk about the flurry of sentencing memos in the Trump-Russia investigation, an 8th Circuit decision to incentivize police dishonesty, and a “Good Guy with a Gun” getting shot by police in Alabama and California and Louisiana! #Law140 will return eventually! Until then, make sure to … Continue reading "Killing the “Good Guy with a Gun” (Episode 89)" The post Killing the “Good Guy with a Gun” (Episode 89) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
63 minutes | 2 years ago
Different Day, Same Sh*t (Episode 88)
We’re back (again)! Join us this week for an unusually-good-news-filled episode, as dirty cops in Florida and New Jersey are sentenced to federal prison while several more have been indicted in California, Maryland, and Texas! Plus quite a bit more! #Law140 will return eventually! Until then, make sure to check out our page on Patreon … Continue reading "Different Day, Same Sh*t (Episode 88)" The post Different Day, Same Sh*t (Episode 88) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
66 minutes | 2 years ago
#Law140: Evidence Basics, Part 2 (Episode 87)
Join us this week on the second in our multi-part series on the Rules of Evidence, with a focus this time on the concept of “hearsay” and its crazy number of exceptions! Join the conversation by following @fsckemall on Twitter, and tweet us your comments and questions using the hashtag #fsck! *THANK YOU* to this … Continue reading "#Law140: Evidence Basics, Part 2 (Episode 87)" The post #Law140: Evidence Basics, Part 2 (Episode 87) appeared first on #FSCK 'Em All!.
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