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Archive for June, 2012

Antonio Buehler & The Peaceful Streets Project

On July 14th, the Peaceful Streets Project will be holding a conference in Austin, TX on police accountability. At the end of the summit, 100 video flip cameras will be given out to Austin activists to encourage more people to record police interactions for accountability and transparency. This conference and the project itself grew out…

High Profile Defendants Rejecting Plea Deals

Editorial John Edwards did it. So did Roger Clemens. They both rejected plea deals. John Edwards’ plea deal included serving time in federal prison. Roger Clemens rejected a plea deal that would have spared him being caged. Both went for broke and won. It’s a lot easier “beating the system” when you have fame and…

Clemens risked prison by rejecting plea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Clemens rejected a plea deal that would have spared him prison time. Instead, he risked his freedom by going to trial. Clemens lawyer Rusty Hardin says in a telephone interview that prosecutors offered to let the former pitcher plead guilty to one count of lying to Congress when he denied using…

The Bitter State of Texas – Yet Another Arrest for Cannabis

                      Pictured above: Jillian Wemyss, founder of Stateless Sweets. UPDATE JUNE 13th, 11:30am: Jillian has asked for people to stop calling. She was put into solitary confinement last night because of the calls. While this to me (Pete) shows that the calls are effective both Jillian and her husband…

My Experience with Plea Bargain Facilitators: A Case for Legalized Cannabis

This post was submitted to us by Earle L. Bailey. In 1979, I was in a car accident and suffered numerous injuries, including one to my back, which was later diagnosed as spinal stenosis, lumbar arthritis and a bulging disc. I was prescribed demerol to help with the pain, which it did, but I also…

Redefining Criminology: The World of Police Brutality

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A Plea for Help!

Editor’s Note: The writer of this submission was charged with aggravated battery on a police officer in Illinois over three years ago. Since he was charged, he has had numerous trial dates set. He goes to court about every 30 days, which has really disrupted his life – the power games the state plays. Submitted by…

Judicial Incompetence and Indifference: A Personal Story

By Damion Cocchi The basics: On the evening of Monday 5-Apr-2010, I needed to be home on either a LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) 5:22/5:41/5:53 to Ronkonkoma (all get me home at about 7PM), as my in-laws were sitting my two younger daughters, while my oldest daughter and wife were at a Girl Scout function.  I…

Cop Block announces the launch of cop-reports.com!

      A Cop Block Post by Pete Eyre Almost daily Cop Block receives an email, comment or message outlining the need for an interface to collect relevant information from police encounters. Our new sister site cop-reports.com was created for that very purpose. Have an interaction with police that left you with a bad…