A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a Michigan woman has no basis to sue the Detroit Police Department (DPD) for shooting her three dogs because they were not properly licensed. U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh dismissed a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Detroit resident Nikita Smith last last year after a marijuana raid by Detroit police left her three dogs shot to death.
Maryland prosecutors have tossed 34 criminal cases and are re-examining dozens more in the aftermath of recent revelations that a Baltimore police officer accidentally recorded himself planting drugs in a trash-strewn alley. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said that, in all, 123 cases are under review in the wake of a scandal in which one officer has been suspended and two others put on administrative duty.
Defendant had a DUI accident in Pennsylvania and his blood was drawn at an ER in New York for medical purposes. New York law would exclude the evidence, but Pennsylvania law would not because the doctor-patient privileged doesn’t apply in … Continue reading →
Today a federal appeals court revived a lawsuit filed by Robert and Adlynn Harte, the Kansas couple whose Leawood home was raided in 2012 based on a visit to a garden store and discarded tea leaves that police claimed tested positive for marijuana.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Opinion columnist Published 5:00 a.m. ET July 24, 2017 | Updated 8:37 a.m. ET July 24, 2017 Once in America, we had a presumption of innocence. Now all it takes is the feds having a ‘suspicion’ for them to take your stuff.
It sure looks like Baltimore Police Officer Richard Pinheiro planted drugs at a crime scene and if he did, I’m sure it was the first time it’s ever happened and he’s very sorry if anyone was offended by the mistake that was made.
by Tim Cushing
Techdirt. / 2016-12-16 13:25
from the stupid-spoiled-Americans-and-their-rights dept
The Intercept, a site that regularly publishes classified documents, reports that the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, also publishes a classified internal blog