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LeVar Burton explains his ritual to prevent being shot by police

He’s not exactly known for bad behavior, but even the former host of the children’s show Reading Rainbow fears he will be mistreated by police because of his skin color. Actor and director LeVar Burton explained Monday on CNN that he follows a particular procedure every time he is stopped…

Florida man Tasered after naked marriage proposal at wrong house

A Florida man who went to the wrong house to propose to his girlfriend in the nude was shocked with a Taser this week after spitting on a police officer. WKMG reported that 22-year-old Thomas Edwards claimed to Casselberry police that his he had gone to the address given to…

Reward offered for information on fatal Kentucky cop ambush

A reward of $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect who killed a Kentucky police officer on Saturday, in what authorities are calling a premeditated ambush. It’s not clear if 33-year-old Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis was the intended target, or if he…

California man posing as cop charged with sexual assault

A California man accused of impersonating a police officer in a robbery and sexual assault case appeared in court on Wednesday. According to CBS-LA, Wesley Robert Stepp, 28, is charged with multiple felony counts including second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary with a person present, three counts of sexual battery by restraint,…

Colorado man opens fire on officer with AR-15 at traffic stop for no headlights

A Colorado man is in critical condition on Wednesday after he used an AR-15 assault rifle to fire at an officer and then was shot himself. A Longmont Police Department press release obtained by the Coloradoan said that the 36-year-old police officer had stopped the suspect at about 2:15 a.m.…

Boston transit shut down in hunt for second bomb suspect

Thousands of heavily armed police went door-to-door through a Massachusetts town on Friday in an unprecedented massive hunt for the remaining Boston marathon bombing fugitive. Authorities halted all public bus and train services in the Boston region and told hundreds of thousands of people in several towns around Watertown to…

Iowa cop rescues teen from burning vehicle

A police officer from Urbandale, Iowa saved the life of a lucky 18-year-old over the weekend by pulling the unconscious teen from his burning vehicle. Ian Waseskuk, 18, crashed his car while attempting to drive in circles in a snow-covered church parking lot on Sunday, according to The Associated Press.…

Texas cop filmed threatening to arrest men for being afraid of Taser

A video published to YouTube on Friday appears to show a police officer at a Walmart store in Houston, Texas threatening several black males with a Taser, then claiming he would arrest them, apparently because they cowered away from his weapon. Reached by Raw Story, a Houston police spokesman said…

Chicago cop tells reporters: ‘Your First Amendment right can be terminated’

If one Chicago police officer is to be believed, American citizens can lose their most fundamental rights simply by standing near an irritable cop. That’s what two members of the press found out on Sunday, when an angry police officer told them they would be arrested if they did not…

Illinois judge rules state eavesdropping law unconstitutional

The Occupiers who are planning to descend on Chicago in May to protest the G8 and NATO meetings can breathe a sign of relief today. The Illinois law which made it a felony to make audio recordings of police officers without their permission has been found unconstitutional by a state…

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