Flex Your Rights
Flex Your Rights
yesterday at 15:43. Facebook
All you need to do is sue the police to get the records that you need to sue the police for violating your rights. How hard could that be?
All you need to do is sue the police to get the

Opinion | Texas makes it nearly impossible to obtain records in police abuse cases

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Ron Ballard
John Peterson
John Van Dyk
Flex Your Rights
Flex Your Rights
04/25/2017 at 17:54. Facebook
How to make a useful tool useless and undermine public trust at the same time
How to make a useful tool useless and undermine public trust at the same time

Good cop cameras, bad rules

nydailynews.com
Jessica Elizabeth
John Ulrigg
Greyson Ruback
How to flex your rights when dealing with airlines
How to flex your rights when dealing with airlines

I got bumped from a flight. Then I sued

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Lilly White
Phinneas Crow
Will Mizell
North Carolina's body cam law is worse than useless. Instead of enabling public transparency, it's become a tool for police surveillance and secrecy.
North Carolinas body cam law is worse than useless Instead of enabling

A body cam captured a cop’s violent encounter with a teen — but a new law keeps the video secret

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Eric Bergeron
Patrick James Bell II
Roger Whetstine
Thanks to a brave whistleblower, we now know that the cop who killed Eric Garner previously had four SUBSTANTIATED allegations of misconduct. (The CCRB recommended it's highest level of punishment in response to each.) That cop, Daniel Panteleo, is still employed by NYPD – but the hero who leaked the records has been fired.
Thanks to a brave whistleblower we now know that the cop who

Employee Who Leaked NYPD Killer Cop’s Disciplinary Record Already Out of a Job

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Flex Your Rights
Jessica Elizabeth
Alex Wymore
What is your opinion of this image?
What is your opinion of this image
Martin Howl
Michael Taylor
Costel Murgoci
If they say it's illegal to recording them, they are not only WRONG – they are LYING.
If they say it's illegal to recording them they are not only WRONG – they are LYING

Video shows WPD sergeant falsely telling citizen to stop recording him because of state law

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Sam Hall
James Armstrong
David A. Taylor
Young De Lanta
Greg Rowen
Mark Hadley
If you think a more muscular CBP and ICE won't tread on the constitutional rights of citizens too – you are mistaken.
If you think a more muscular CBP and ICE wont tread on

Can Customs and Border Protection Agents Demand to See Your ID on a Domestic Trip?

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Robert Robinson
Derek Anderson
Eleanor Voeltz
Even when you're in charge of the department, exposing bad cops is hard work.
Even when you're in charge of the department exposing bad cops is hard work

A court is blocking L.A. County sheriff from handing over a list of 300 problem deputies

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Alex Wymore
Kieth Stone
Sarah Longstaff
Bear McClure
Lucas Irish
Cody Lacy
Have you ever flexed your rights at one of CBP's internal checkpoints? If so, this producer from The Atlantic wants to hear from you. Please hit him up!
Have you ever flexed your rights at one of CBPs internal checkpoints
Courts have upheld customs agents' power to manually search devices at the border, but any searches made solely on the basis of race or national origin are still illegal. More importantly, travelers are not legally required to unlock their devices, although agents can detain them for significant periods of time if they do not. “In each incident that I’ve seen, the subjects have been shown a...
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Courts have upheld customs agents power to manually search devices at the

A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone

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Jon Goodwin
Victoria Emily Kingstone
Linda Graham
Alex Wymore
Adam Johnson
Joffre Latacela
Secrecy is to misconduct what oxygen is to fire.
Secrecy is to misconduct what oxygen is to fire

Going too easy on police misconduct

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Sarah Longstaff
Jorge Adame
You know nothing about police reform if you don't know Prof. Samuel Walker.
You know nothing about police reform if you don't know Prof Samuel Walker

Want to Reform Policing in Your City? Here’s How

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Smith Vince
Howard Dearing
Alex Wymore
Gabriel Bell
ET Nelson
Of the 62 incidents BuzzFeed News reviewed, only 22 led to charges being filed against an officer, and of those only 9 have resulted in convictions.
Of the 62 incidents BuzzFeed News reviewed only 22 led to charges

Blue Lies Matter: How The Rise Of Video Shattered Police Credibility

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Jimmy Lemen
Matthew Emerson
Dennis Lester
Another blockbuster report from the DOJ documenting a pattern and practice of abuse from a major police department. Whatever you think of the outgoing president, we are unlikely to see a continuation of these important investigations under the incoming administration.
Another blockbuster report from the DOJ documenting a pattern and practice of

Chicago police use excessive force, unfairly target minorities, Justice Dept. says

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Richard D Rander
Zaneesha Harrell
John Gratian
He didn't own a DVD player or use the internet, so Nat Hentoff asked me to mail him a paper screenplay of 10 Rules for Dealing with the Police. With that he wrote this beautiful testimonial:

"A precipitating cause of the American Revolution was the power of British officers in the American colonies to search homes and offices anytime they chose, period. This led to the 4th amendment in our...
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He didnt own a DVD player or use the internet so Nat

Nat Hentoff, journalist who wrote on jazz and civil liberties, dies at 91

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John Barger
David Sodders
Hawk Thomas