Darren Nixon had left work and had just gotten of the bus taking him home when police officers, accompanied by police dogs and pointing guns at him, demanded that he stop. It turns out that a woman had seen his MP3 player and had mistaken it for a gun. That's something the Staffordshire, England, police should have figured out when they searched him after stopping Nixon. Instead, they took him into custody, photographed him, took his fingerprints and a DNA sample, and interrogated him. A spokesman for the department says the officers acted properly. No word on whether Nixon's prints, DNA, and mug shot will remain in their files.
If politicians are going to paint their opponents as illegitimate, they should be prepared to receive the same treatment in return.
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism.
It’s an attempt to bypass Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections by insisting it’s not an arrest.
A class-action lawsuit is now challenging the DEA's habit of seizing large amounts of cash from travelers without evidence of any crime.
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.