Police Misconduct

Manslaughter or Murder, What’s the Difference?

Manslaughter or Murder, What’s the Difference?

Betty Jo Shelby, the white Tulsa police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black motorist last week, was charged...

Horry County Police Department Sexcapades

Horry County Police Department Sexcapades

Four former HCPD officers/detectives were indicted September 15 for misconduct.  They are being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and...

Kaepernick, Advocacy, and Leadership

Kaepernick, Advocacy, and Leadership

I feel like I should have written about this when it began, and I should have been writing about it...

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

In Utah v. Strieff, decided June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court apparently decided that incremental erosion of our Fourth...

Isolated incidents

Isolated incidents

My wife is working on a sociology degree.  In one of her classes, she is working on a project where...

S.C. Police Misconduct Update

S.C. Police Misconduct Update

News reports in the past month: Two Bluffton officers were suspended after a bar fight; one allegedly pulled a gun...

Border patrol checkpoint refusal

Border patrol checkpoint refusal

H/T Reason.com – checkpoint officer is polite, friendly, and extremely conscious of protecting motorists’ constitutional rights: (April Fools . ....

Don’t rock the boat

Don’t rock the boat

I feel compelled to write about why I write about police misconduct, and prosecutorial misconduct.  Believe it or not, I...

S.C. Police Misconduct Update

S.C. Police Misconduct Update

A 70 year old disabled veteran was shot by a York County deputy as he reached for his cane during...

When good men (and women) do nothing . . .

When good men (and women) do nothing . . .

A Sheriff’s deputy in Denver, Colorado assaulted an inmate in the courtroom on video in 2012.  The video clearly shows...