Civil Liberties

Caretaker of Disabled Child Humiliated in Botched Sex Sting: Don't Cops Have Better Things to Do?!


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He was taking care of a handicapped child, but police busted him as a sex criminal and humiliated him in the media.

Now a federal lawsuit aims to restore the reputation of Charles Samuel Couch, grant him restitution, and reign in a police department that allegedly makes a habit of arresting men during sex stings without warrant or probable cause and publicizing the false arrests.

2 minutes, 18 seconds.

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"Don't Cops Have Better Things to Do?" is written and directed by Ted Balaker (@tedbalaker). Producer is Matt Edwards (@MattChrisEd). Opening motion graphics by Meredith Bragg. Camera by Paul Detrick and Zach Weissmueller. Music by and "The Contessa" is by Maurice and the Beejays (Magnatune Records).

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