Tag: cops

Hours Before Riot Cops Arrest CNN Crew, Mainstream Media Fail Only Compounds the Disaster

Riot police cuffed a CNN crew in Minneapolis only hours after a competing establishment media outlet gave the nation a dishonest account of the severity of the unrest in the city. The shocking arrest happened early Friday morning as fires from the previous night’s riots still smoldered. State police claimed the crew was put in handcuffs after refusing to obey an order to move, according to CNN. Live video of the arrest appears to dispute that account, as network correspondent Omar Jimenez repeatedly asked officers where he should relocate to. Watch the footage below: TRENDING: Bombshell: Klobuchar Refused To Prosecute ... Read more

There’s Only One Possible Conclusion: White America Likes Its Killer Cops

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is captured on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, killing him. (Linda Sarsour / Twitter) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, and explore ... Read more

Watch MI Barber Defy Gov’s Order, Continue Haircut While 2 Cops Confront Her

It’s strange days indeed when getting a haircut is a sign of defiance and freedom, but that’s where 2020 has brought us. So we have a man draped in an American flag getting a haircut from a barber being harassed by two police officers on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol. That’s how we’re rolling nowadays. The video comes from one of the more unusual protests against the lockdown. In Michigan, hairdressers aren’t going to be back at work anytime soon, which has led to no small amount of unrest. That’s sometimes hard to notice in a state where ... Read more

Video Shows Horrible Moment Man Is Arrested by 5 Cops After Going to Gym in Defiance of Lockdown

The police are determined to keep you safe during this lockdown — even if it means arresting you in the process. Remember, they’re just looking out for you. In the latest escalation between authorities and gym-goers in Bellmawr, New Jersey, five cops took a man into custody after he allegedly refused to give his name upon leaving Atilis Gym. The Camden County workout spot has become an unlikely flashpoint in the reopening debate as the gym has remained open in defiance of an order by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. “This gathering is a violation of the governor’s order,” Bellmawr Police ... Read more

COVID Study Calls Into Question Every Bureaucrat Who Had Cops Arrest People at Parks, Beaches

If there’s any example of COVID craziness that’ll make our great-grandchildren’s heads reel, it’ll be the tale of the social distancing drones. In several jurisdictions across this fruited plain, drones swoop out of the sky whenever they spot an errant hiker or recalcitrant beachgoer who wasn’t following lockdown orders. In a situation that’s not at all dystopian, they’d tell the lawbreakers to disperse, take a few pictures and maybe even take their temperature. “We can say, ‘Hey, you in the blue shirt, we’re watching. And we don’t want to send deputies in, so why don’t you respect us and follow ... Read more

Watch Horde of Cops Take Woman to Ground for Refusing To Wear Mask the Way They Wanted

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is condemning the takedown of a woman in front of her child on the New York City subway. Unfortunately, he’s part of the problem that incidents like these illustrate. According to WABC-TV, Kaleemah Rozier, a 22-year-old mother traveling with her child, was tackled on video by a horde of NYPD officers at the Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center stop in Brooklyn just before noon on Wednesday. Police say she had a mask around her neck and, when told to wear it on her face by police officers handing out masks at the station, became belligerent. ... Read more

Video Shows Terrifying Treatment Man Got from COVID Cops Just for Refusing To Let Them Cut in Line

The totalitarian police state is getting closer to being in full effect as police are charged with enforcing new laws in the age of coronavirus. A man waiting in line with his wife to have his Mother’s Day breakfast was put in handcuffs by police after not allowing them to cut in line, KRIV reported. The officers were apparently on the scene to assist code enforcement because the restaurant had been opened despite stay-at-home orders. Couple arrested at Waffle House on Mother’s Day in Fresno, CA @DevinNunes @GarryBredefeld pic.twitter.com/1e1d4RoVxu — themacclan (@themacclan) May 10, 2020 TRENDING: Rural Mayor and Sheriff ... Read more

Undercover Cops Trick 2 Women, Arrest Them over Beauty Services During COVID Lockdown

In times of unprecedented national crisis, it’s good to know that our law enforcement officers have their priorities straight. In a profoundly inefficacious act of tin-eared strong-arming, undercover cops in Laredo, Texas, have tricked two women into providing cosmetic services during the coronavirus lockdown and then arrested them. In an act that has singlehandedly stopped a multitude of people from dying painful deaths (and in case you’re one of those people who really thought the president wanted Americans to mainline disinfectants to prevent COVID-19, I’m sure this just made your day) police took Ana Isabel Castro-Garcia and Brenda Stephanie Mata ... Read more

Soldier Set Neighbor’s Car on Fire, Gave False Alibi, Cops Say

SCHERERVILLE — A 24-year-old military man is accused of setting a neighbor’s car on fire over a road rage incident involving his girlfriend and an altercation over bullying of school kids. Justin Bere Sims, of Hobart, was charged this month with two counts of felony arson in connection with the March 17 incident. Home surveillance video and witnesses statements show Sims was allegedly seen pouring gas into a clear bottle and telling someone he was going to “blow (expletive) up,” according to court records. The victim told police he walked into his house in the 7700 block of Mount Street ... Read more

UK Cops Threaten Journalist Who Caught Them Dragging Woman Out of Park for ‘Not Exercising’

The coronavirus crisis has created its fair share of surreal scenes, but the sight of police apparently harassing a person for improperly being out on a public street and chasing away an enquiring journalist is especially chilling. The incident happened in England, where, according to CNN, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s March 23 stay-at-home order currently requires everyone to not leave their homes except under very limited circumstances for necessities, with one particular exception for “one form of exercise a day.” That one exception is at the center of a chain of events that allegedly led to London-based journalist Michael Segalov’s ... Read more