Here are a few interesting links picked up from The Agitator.
- Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams will no longer accept the testimony of six city police officers. So far, 270 cases have been thrown out, which seems to hint that there may be some question of the officers’ ability to tell the truth. An investigation by the FBI is on-going but, of course, what is being investigated remains a secret. As is typical of most cases of police misconduct, the cops have not been charged and remain on the force. I guess their job will be reduced to doling out street justice since they’re useless in any criminal prosecution.. From the article: “The Fraternal Order of Police has defended the officers, saying they were doing their job.”
- Here is some helpful weapons training for cops who suffer from the handicap of trigger-pull hesitation when confronted by a threat from a child or pregnant women. I’m guessing this might be an extension of whatever program was used to eliminate any hesitation an officer might have when it comes to shooting family pets.
- Dayton, Ohio cops break down the door to a man’s home after noting that he failed to signal for a turn. They apparently followed the man home, knocked at his door, and when the man refused to answer, they used a battering ram to enter his house. They then searched his house “for officer safety” and found drugs. An Ohio appeals court declared the entry lawful based on precedent, but offered the consolation that they only did so because they had to.