The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently discovered that the ATF has misplaced guns, manipulated the mentally disabled into buying automatic weapons, and even talked some teenagers into getting neck tattoos.
Ellen Richardson was stopped by the Department of Homeland Security from traveling to New York because she suffers from depression and tried to commit suicide in 2001. How the heck does that qualify as "border security"?
Audrey Hudson had some of her papers seized when the cops searched her house on a completely unrelated case. That doesn't seem like something that should be happening.
On October 14, a 52-year-old who had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia was shot in the stomach by a cop, even though he wasn't posing an immediate threat to anyone. This kind of incident is depressingly common.
Though illegal immigration is at its lowest levels in years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) still has to keep an average of 34,000 people in custody, even if that means detaining legal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.
Early reports suggested that a gunman, maybe even a terrorist, was attacking the Capitol in Washington, DC—but it turned out to be an unarmed, possibly disturbed woman who was killed by cops with her daughter in the back seat.
The Feds say they can peek into any records that are shared with a pharmacist, even without a warrant. This directly contradicts state law in Oregon, so the ACLU and the state are fighting back.
Some Cops Claim a Tactical Team Was Prevented from Going In
Jonathan A. Ferrell got into a car accident early Saturday morning and attempted to get help from a nearby house—but the homeowner called 911, the cops showed up, and Ferrell got shot for no reason at all.
An EPA-led task force appeared in tiny Chicken, Alaska, with body armor and guns in order to look into potential Clean Water Act violations, then later claimed they needed to be strapped up because there were drug dealers and human traffickers about.
Over the weekend, revelations that AT&T is freely sharing a massive amount of phone data with the DEA and local law enforcement agencies underlined just how connected the surveillance state is to the war on drugs.
As a pilot program in Rialto, California, reveals, when cops film all their interactions with civilians and suspects, complaints against officers go down. So why aren't more departments around the country doing this?