When the power went out in New York City, ordinary citizens jumped in to direct traffic through a crowded intersection at West 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Meanwhile, at least one city parking enforcement officer continued to calmly write tickets for illegally parked cars just a few yards away. Onlookers begged the unidentified officer to do something, but instead he reportedly got back in his patrol car and drove through the intersection, directed by one of the volunteers.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.