1. #myNYPD Backfires As Twitter Users Share Photos of Police Brutality →

    priceofliberty:

    Seriously, how did they not see this coming? Anyone with half a brain working as a PR liaison, with bare minimum internet prowess, would have known this would be the only result.

    #myNYPD

    (Source: thedoomreport)

  2. So here I am at Uinta Brewery in Salt Lake City, and I gotta say, the beer choices kinda suck. Nothing special on tap. No big beers. I’ll probably buy a couple more of their Labyrinth and maybe some Crooked Line series, but I’m not as big a fan as I was. By the way, the Baba Black Lager is mediocre. @uintabrewing

  3. Couple wants $40,000 back from Iowa police →

  4. SOURCE

    A ridiculous “WTF” Cop moment was caught on camera during the filming of a documentary.

    According to their website, Scrapped is a film that takes a journey into the world of the homeless and dehumanized, and the search for a way out.

    The filmmakers were rolling a production camera when cops decided to approach and harass a homeless man for the dangerous crime of “sitting.” They cared not about being on film enforcing such a ludicrous piece of legislation.

    The heroic cop informs the dangerous “sitter” that he cannot site in the alleys, nor in the streets, nor in the sidewalks in Denver.

  5. Portland police officer under internal investigation for repeatedly skirting parking fees →

  6. Avery. Samaels. 18 %. Stupid. Every year this beer holds up. One of my favs. And a permanent resident in my cellar. @avery

    Avery. Samaels. 18 %. Stupid. Every year this beer holds up. One of my favs. And a permanent resident in my cellar. @avery

  7. Out having a drink and guess who shows up? Pigs can fly.

  8. Ever wanted to know who The General really was behind the stars?  slainte!!

    Ever wanted to know who The General really was behind the stars? slainte!!

  9. Naughty Brewing. I Think She Hung The Moon. Pilloncio. Smoked pecans. hibiscus. Candy sugar. Belgian style. Abv 8.5. Very tasty dark Belgian. Flowery nose. Sweet, slightly bitter on the tongue. Crisp and clean finish. @naughtybrewing

    Naughty Brewing. I Think She Hung The Moon. Pilloncio. Smoked pecans. hibiscus. Candy sugar. Belgian style. Abv 8.5. Very tasty dark Belgian. Flowery nose. Sweet, slightly bitter on the tongue. Crisp and clean finish. @naughtybrewing

  10. 'I will never know why I got in the car' - Former police officer receives prison term of 3 to 9 years for wreck that killed friend →

  11. Craft beer Saturday!!  Adelbert’s brewery. Barrel of Love. Bourbon barrel chocolate stout. 8% abv. I don’t get chocolate on the nose. Effervescent. Light chocolatey stoutness in flavor. Very good. A little light on abv to age. Not my all time fav, but I am glad I got to try it. I’d buy it again. @adelbertsbrewery

    Craft beer Saturday!! Adelbert’s brewery. Barrel of Love. Bourbon barrel chocolate stout. 8% abv. I don’t get chocolate on the nose. Effervescent. Light chocolatey stoutness in flavor. Very good. A little light on abv to age. Not my all time fav, but I am glad I got to try it. I’d buy it again. @adelbertsbrewery

  12. Officer who forced dozens of anal cavity searches for fun gets only 2 years in prison →

  13. Colorado woman shot dead while on phone with 911 for 13 minutes →

  14. Caught On Video: State Police Investigate If An Officer Used Excessive Force →

  15. SOURCE

    The disturbing messages in police recruiting videos

    According to the New Mexico Watchdog Web site, this is a new recruiting video being used by the police department in Hobbs, New Mexico.

    Note the aspects of policing the video emphasizes: Shooting stuff. K-9 enforcement. Nabbing the bad guys. The SWAT team. This is the first step in the process.

    (There’s also the separate but related question of why Hobbs — a town of 35,000 people — needs a SWAT team in the first place. As the Watchdog reports, the SWAT team has its own page on the Hobbs department Web site, complete with a video of SWAT cops shooting and destroying things, set to heavy metal music. The statement in the video that “The rules of engagement of SWAT are simple: Defeat the enemy … any way you can”is also troubling. The mission of  a SWAT team ought to be to resolve volatile situations without force and violence whenever possible.)

    Note, too, what’s missing from the recruiting video: Public service. Cops walking beats. Community policing. Helping people.

    Now ask yourself:  What sort of person would be attracted to a career in law enforcement based on the images and activities depicted in that video? And is that the sort of person you’d want wearing a badge and carrying a gun in your neighborhood?