• This article post is intended to put some misguided perceptions of police brutality to the test. Many videos that are posted on the Internet, high profile and disturbing cases on TV, as well as personal experiences of people we know can distort the truth. Extreme experiences will often propel extreme viewpoints—especially to those who had [...]

  • When someone has reached the height of their fury and anger from an arrest or search by officers, they desire all kinds of retribution. One of the most common ideas that come to mind is bringing a lawsuit against the department that employs the officers where the fury is directed towards. Sometimes it’s the right [...]

  • With most criminal charges, it doesn’t take much to figure out that the lion’s share come from activities that take place during the night. When it comes to disorderly conduct, this is no exception. Take alcohol, a crowd, music, and the additional element of the opposite sex, people will sometimes come across trouble whether or [...]

  • Occupy Wall Street Aftermath When the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street began, the demonstrators gathered in New York City’s financial district to voice their displeasure with what they perceived as unequal economics and social corruption. Proclaiming themselves to be the 99 percent, a term coined for the group’s image as the American majority, [...]

  • What appears to be a tragic downward spiral, Titus Young (formerly of the Lions) was arrested in San Clemente for Burglary, Resisting Arrest, and Assault on an Officer -- his third arrest in single week. Orange County Sheriff's Department responded late Friday night to a suspect supposedly inside a residence. When deputies arrived to the [...]

  • “I’m a scholar, not a criminal”–reads the UsChangeMovement Many students and citizens are enraged by what has occurred at the USC campus on friday where 79 police officers responded to a racially diverse house party of USC students. What resulted was a handful of arrests as well as allegations of excessive force (some of which [...]

  • It is with deep regret that a bad apple has once again tainted the honor and integrity of the hardworking men and women within the Fullerton Police Department. On November 1, a former Fullerton corporal plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of destroying evidence and another misdemeanor for vandalism. He was charged for smashing the [...]

  • Like many cities across the country from time to time, an important protest suddenly erupts into a riot and the usual appears: a wave of uploaded videos and photos from cell phones into countless social media arenas. Unfortunately, many people don’t prepare for the chaos that happens at these violent encounters. Phones get destroyed, confiscated, [...]

  • In a case that began in the Superior Court of San Mateo, police officers seized and searched the cell phone that belonged to a defendant after executing a search warrant for his home. By the way, the search warrant never listed cell phones as items that can be seized. […]

  • Malaika Brooks was seven-months pregnant and with her 11 year old son in the car when whe was pulled over for speeding one day in 2004. The two Seattle police officers who had pulled her over cited her for driving 32 mph in a 20 mph zone. Although she accepted the ticket once handed to [...]