A 77-year-old Holocaust survivor is claiming that a New York City officer punched him in the face for running a red light. Miklos Muller, the survivor, is filing a lawsuit for this attack that stems from a November 2011 incident.
This guy was on the receiving end of a taser and an all-around police beatdown and obviously lost. When the case went to trial, the Portland city attorney, representing the arresting officer, tried using the reasoning that the suspect owned a kung-fu movie collection, so the brutality was justified. The jury wasn't convinced and now the city is paying out $250,000, which should buy some decent self-defense lessons in addition to new kung-fu DVDs.
BAMF of the Day: An LA Country Sheriff's deputy reportedly attempted to intimidate an army war vet who used his cellphone to record the cop punching a mentally disabled woman on a bus in Bellflower, California.
"I think they would try to cover it up," said Jermaine Green when asked why he refused to hand over the video to the deputies. "I think a lot of things get co
Police Brutality? of the Day: Police in Roosevelt, Utah, are conducting an internal investigation to determine whether officers overreacted when they pepper-sprayed a group of Polynesian youths who were performing a traditional Haka dance.
The incident occurred at football game between rivals Uintah High and Union High -- the final game of
Police Brutality of the Day: Though this morning's confrontation at Zuccotti Park was called off at the last minute when the park's owner decided to postpone its clean-up project, police still managed to clash with Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrating their "victory."
Follow Up of the Day: A second video has surfaced online appearing to show pepper-spraying NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna -- a known civil rights violator -- matter-of-factly dousing a second set of Wall Street demonstrators with the painful inflammatory agent.
Bologna "looked as if he were spraying cockroaches," remarked the New York Times after viewing
Celebrities Get Harassed Like Us of the Day: "That skinny guy from all the teen comedies" DJ Qualls took to Twitter today to complain about a beating he allegedly sustained at the hands of a Vancouver police officer.
According to Qualls, he was witness to a street fight and attempted to provide the arresting officer with information on the attackers when he was tackled and handcuffed. "I wa