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Man Shot with Hands Up While Attempting to Give Gun to Cops

29 year-old Rueben Galindo of Charlotte Mecklenburg, North Carolina, decided to call the police and turn in his gun to them. So he called 911 to attempt to arrange for him to hand his gun over to the police.

The act of self-pacification turned into the last decision Galindo would ever make.

According to his wife, Azucena Zamoraro, Galindo had decided that he no longer wanted the firearm to be in his home, so he called 911 with the hope of arranging to have his gun taken from him by the police.

The 911 dispatcher, upon hearing this request by Galindo, asked him if he had any other guns. He informed her that he had no other guns. After about a 15 minute conversation, during which Galindo informed the police that he had his gun in a bag, the dispatcher decided that the cops would come to his house to retrieve the gun.

Galindo agreed to having the cops come to his home. He also informed the dispatcher that he had no bullets in his gun. As a matter of fact, he had no bullets for his gun whatsoever. As the minutes went by, while the police were en route, the dispatcher assured Galindo that the police were only going to his home to help him.

At one point in the call there was some confusion, as the dispatcher appeared to tell Galindo to leave the weapon. The dispatcher most likely meant for Galindo to leave the weapon in the home when he greeted the police, but clearly, Galindo did not understand what she meant. He appeared to have understood that he should leave the weapon with the police, which is what he wanted to do the whole time.

 

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The system is so broke I doubt it can be fixed, how pathetic has law enforcement become
Man awarded $37,500 after being arrested in Florida by cops who mistook his leftover Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for crystal meth
  • Daniel Rushing, 65, sued the city of Orlando and the manufacturer of the drug kit that incorrectly identified leftover Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze as crystal meth
  • The December 2015 ordeal led to his arrest; he was later cleared of the charges
  • He received $37,500 via a settlement with the city this week
  • Rushing still treats himself to a Krispy Kreme every two weeks despite the ordeal


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4982912/Florida-man-reaches-settlement-false-drug-test.html#ixzz4vc1jX2ba
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Pennsylvania Cops Terrorize Elderly Couple After Confusing Hibiscus Plants for Marijuana
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Armed with assault rifles, Pennsylvania cops forced a 66-year-old woman out of her home, handcuffing her in her underwear while ransacking her home, looking for marijuana.

They ended up finding only hibiscus plants.

Buffalo Township police also handcuffed her 69-year-old husband at gunpoint after he arrived home and finding a dozen cops rummaging through their home, looking for the non-existing marijuana plants.

Edward and Audrey Cramer tried to explain to the cops that they were only hibiscus plants, but Buffalo Township Police Sergeant Scott Hess refused to believe them, informing them he had “expertise” in identifying marijuana plants.

Buffalo Township police officer Jeffrey Sneddon also claimed to have expertise in identifying marijuana when he obtained the search warrant last month, according to the Tribune-Review.

Now the couple is suing the police department along with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., whose representative took photos of the hibiscus plants and sent them to police, informing them that they were marijuana plants.

It all started on October 5 when insurance agent Jonathan Yeamans entered the Cramer property to investigate a claim that a neighbor’s tree fell on their property in September.

While investigating the claim, Yeamans spotted the hibiscus plants and surreptitiously photographed them, sending the photos to police, claiming the Cramers were involved in an illegal marijuana growing operation.

Two days later, a dozen cops arrived at the home, banging on the door, pointing their assault rifles at Audrey Cramer who answered the door wearing only underwear, a bra and a t-shirt.

The cops claimed they had a search warrant, but refused to show it to her. They also refused to allow her to put on shoes or pants.

According to the Tribune-Review:

The suit claims Cramer asked if she could put on a pair of pants next to her, and was told “in no uncertain terms” that she could not.

She was placed under arrest and read her rights.

The complaint alleges that she was walked outside and made to stand — handcuffed, in her underwear and without shoes — for 10 minutes.

The suit claims that Hess refused her request to get sandals. Police walked her down the gravel driveway, barefoot, to a police car.

The complaint alleges that she was left in the “very hot” patrol car, with her hands cuffed behind her, for four-and-a-half hours.

The high temperature that day was 82, according to the Accuweather company.

When Cramer asked Hess, “What on earth is going on,” she was informed of the police’s search for marijuana.

The suit says she explained that the plants were flowering hibiscus plants, but Hess, claiming expertise, insisted that they were marijuana.

Her husband arrived 30 minutes later and was also placed in the back of the police car in handcuffs while the cops ransacked their home.

They were released four hours later with no charges after the cops determined the plants were not marijuana. Police, nevertheless, confiscated the hibiscus plants, describing them as “tall, green, leafy, suspected marijuana plants.”

Despite the fact that no marijuana was found on the property, Nationwide Mutual Insurance sent them a letter on October 26, threatening to cancel their policy if they failed to remove the marijuana plants.

The complaint states that Yeaman “intentionally photographed the flowering hibiscus plants in such a manner as not to reveal that they had flowers on them so that they would appear to resemble marijuana plants.”

Meanwhile, the couple have lost faith in police.

“I’m starting to understand why a lot of the public do not trust the police officers,” Audrey Cramer told KDKA.

“I’m starting to see a lot on TV where I thought, ‘No, you have to be wrong because the police wouldn’t make such a bad mistake.’ Yeah, they would.”
 

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Lawyer for 18-year-old girl 'raped by two cops while she was handcuffed in the back of a van' claims NINE officers turned up at hospital to bully her out of bringing charges
  • Anna Chambers accused cops Eddie Martins, 37, and Richard Hall, 32, of rape
  • Her lawyer said nine policemen turned up at hospital in Brooklyn in September
  • He said they discouraged her and her mother from reporting the alleged rape
  • One officer allegedly spoke in their native Russian and questioned victim's story


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5113427/Nine-police-intimidated-rape-victim-accusing-cops.html#ixzz4zM99DC2y
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Wow,
Thats some story.
Man o man.
" Serve and Protect "
 

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Salazar said it was not clear who fired the shot that killed the boy.
Which tells you pretty much all you need to know here. Oh yeah, the linked video update says the supercops haven't found the dead suspects alleged gun either. One of roid raging costumed thugs claims they saw a gun at some point, but they dunno where it is now.

...which means they shot and killed the female suspect AND the boy even though she didn't even have the gun in her hand at the time. Well done trigger happy idiot parasites. A witness to the slaughter claims at least 15 shots were fired. Sounds like all of them were fired by roid raging idiots "protecting and serving" an unarmed woman and a 7yr old boy to death.

No worries though, the sheriff has already begun the legal defense by uttering those magical words incessantly used to exonerate cops for misapplying deadly force. "Something in the way that the suspect presented to the deputies, placed these deputies in direct fear for their lives...blah blah blah".
Authorities said no deputies were injured in the shooting. Salazar said they were "pretty physically shaken up."
...awww sad panda face. I think it's safe to say that the unarmed woman and the kid the deputies murdered were also "shaken up".



...and your kid too.
 
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'He sold his badge to traffick drugs': Los Angeles County sheriff indicted after FBI sting

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A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff has been charged with operating a drug-trafficking ring in which other officers were hired to act as enforcers for dealers.

Kenneth Collins, 50, was arrested along with three other men in Pasadena Tuesday morning. The group is accused of offering protection services to an undercover team from the FBI for the transport of around 45lbs (20kg) of cocaine and more than 13lbs of methamphetamine - in return for a $250,000 cash payment.

"Deputy Collins sold his badge to assist an individual he thought was a drug trafficker," US Attorney Nicola Hanna said in a statement. "This case is part of our long-standing and ongoing commitment to root out corruption, particularly when it involves sworn law enforcement officers."

Two other men - David Easter, 51, and Grant Valencia, 34 - were also charged in the federal criminal complaint filed last week. A fourth man, Maurice Desi Font, 56, is expected to be charged by federal prosecutors in the coming days.

Court documents outline how Collins, a 15-year veteran of the force, allegedly agreed to accept payments of tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for transporting huge quantities of drugs. He has been under investigation by the FBI since August last year.

In November, Collins is alleged to have negotiated a $25,000 fee with the agent to bring drugs from LA to Nevada. Prior to being arrested in Pasadena on Tuesday, Collins said he would have to expand his team to involve other law enforcement officers, according to reports citing the filing.

In other meetings, Collins is said to have offered to "fix problems" for the agent by physically assaulting or obtaining personal information on people in exchange for cash. Collins allegedly claimed he had teams of officers willing to carry out the assaults.

Collins has now been placed on administrative leave, according to a statement posted on the sheriff's department's Facebook page. Speaking to ABC News, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the deputy's arrest was "tragic"for law enforcement.

"I guess if you look at it from a system standpoint, the system worked. We found out about criminal misconduct, caused an investigation to be done, worked with our federal partners and then ended up with what we saw today with an indictment,"McDonnell said.

According to the LA Times, Collins served as an instructor in the Emerging Leaders Academy, a life-skills course for former inmates. His fellow accused, Valencia, is reportedly a former course attendee.
 

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Unarmed teenager tries to stop cop from hurting his mom - Gets shot and killed for it
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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00 UTC


In juvenile court this week, a 16-year-old boy intervened after a police officer allegedly pushed his mother against the wall - so the police officer shot and killed him. The boy's name was Joseph Haynes and he was unarmed.

The single shot which killed Haynes was fired, police say, in self-defense but family members are disputing that claim. The boy's grandmother Geraldine Haynes said she witnessed the entire incident. In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch, the grandmother recounted the incident. They had an altercation in the courtroom. The judge gave us another court date and we were leaving. The cop told Karen (boy's mother) to get out of the courthouse and wouldn't let her get her stuff or nothing. And then he (cop) started going over and pushing her against the wall. That's when she says her grandson, Joseph, stepped in to defend his mother from the officer's manhandling.
Joey told him to leave his mom alone, leave his mom alone, so Joey ran over there and grabbed ahold of his (cop) shoulder. The cop let loose of Karen and slung Joey onto the ground. And when he slung Joey onto the ground...he just quit (fighting with the cop). All of a sudden the cop reaches for his gun and shoots him. The grandmother went on to tell reporters she was mere inches away from her grandson when she saw him get shot and killed by the only man in the courtroom with a gun, the cop. She said she can still recall smelling the gunpowder and being in a state of shock. And I just said, "You shot my grandson! You shot my grandson!" When asked if Joseph attempted to reach for the officer's gun the grandmother emphatically stated the boy had his hands raised in a surrender position. "No," he did not reach for the officer's gun she said. She said she witnessed the entire incident and said police ushered them out of the courtroom and wouldn't let them be with their son and grandson as he lay dying on the floor.

Tragically, first responders and emergency room personnel were unable to save the boy's life, who was shot once in the abdomen.

Following the shooting, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement in support of their police officer. At a press conference Wednesday Executive Vice President Keith Ferrell said: Whenever somebody attacks an officer, there's always a weapon involved, always because the officer is always armed...There's always likelihood, the probability, that that person could get your weapon, incapacitate you with a non-lethal weapon, and then get your sidearm. We're trained, absolutely that you can't allow that to happen...It was very clear to me, and in my experiences, that he was attacked and this was a fight for his life at some point. Not only was Ferrell not present, but the only person giving an eyewitness account of the shooting, the boy's grandmother, stands by her version of events which led to her grandbaby's death.

Various news reports have made it a point to mention Hanyes' prior run-ins with the law, stating the teenager had already been charged with various crimes. But the fact remains. An unarmed boy was killed in a courtroom defending his mother from an armed man who was reportedly running roughshod over her.

Joseph Haynes was the 55th American to be killed by police in America so far in 2018.
 

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SWAT team kill 72yo Grandma during cannabis raid on her son
Matt Agorist
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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00 UTC


Michael Anthony Livingston, 50, was suspected of selling a plant that is legal in some form in well over half the country. Becuase the other half of the country still violently and callously kidnaps, cages, and kills people for this plant, however, Livingston is in jail and his mother is now dead.

Geraldine Townsend, 72, was shot and killed this week as a Bartlesville SWAT team executed a search warrant to bust Livingston for the alleged sale of marijuana.

When the heavily armed and likely militarized men kicked in the door to their home, Townsend, likely not knowing who her home invaders were, picked up a pellet gun and fired off two pellets. A Bartlesville officer then shot and killed her.

"While taking Livingston into custody officers heard shots, and two officers were struck with some type of projectile," Hastings said.

Bartlesville Police Capt. Jay Hastings said the 72-year-old pointed "some type of high-powered pellet handgun" at officers who were forced to return fire. Townsend was struck in the chest and later died at the hospital.

Livingston, the subject of the search warrant, was arrested as he watched his mother get shot in the chest and bleed out on the floor of their home.

As Tulsa World reports, Four officers had entered the house in the 1600 block of South Maple Avenue in Bartlesville to serve a drug-related search warrant when the shots were fired about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Livingston and the address were allegedly tied to the sale of drugs.

One officer returned fire, striking Townsend in the upper body. Bartlesville police did not identify the officer who discharged a service weapon. Townsend allegedly shot one officer in the leg and another in the face with the pellet gun.

Emergency responders transported Townsend and one officer she shot to a local hospital. Police initially said her condition "appears to be critical." Townsend died there from her injuries, Hastings said. The investigation of the shooting has now been turned over to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and "no further details can be released," according to Hastings.

After the raid, the only drug recovered by police was marijuana. According to court records, Livingston was booked into the Washington County Jail on complaints of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of eavesdropping equipment.

While many people will justify the death of the 72-year-old woman by claiming that her son was breaking the law and she also broke the law when she fired at the officers in her house, it is important to examine the scenario objectively by looking at the morality of the situation versus the legality of it. Legality does not equal morality.

If we look at all the charges brought against Livingston-not a single one of them involves a victim. Had this man actually harmed someone, rest assured it would have been listed. However, all of these charges stem from the sale of a plant.

Had Livingston lived in Colorado, he could have had the potential to be considered a model citizen who is aiding the local economy by selling a plant that is revolutionizing the state. Instead, because he was in Oklahoma-where marijuana is viciously attacked by drug warriors-he is sitting in a cage with a $500,000 bail and his mom is dead.

This is what the drug war does. It turns entrepreneurs into criminals, puts cops in harm's way while turning them into home invaders, and kills otherwise entirely innocent grandmas who try to defend their home from would-be burglars. Every minute that this failed and immoral war continues is a travesty of justice and an insult to humanity. The time to end it is now.
 

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it is important to examine the scenario objectively by looking at the morality of the situation versus the legality of it.

Horseshit. Clydesdale, Horseshit. The Legal Perspective is all that matters. In court. Where reality happens.

Legality does not equal morality
yes. True statement, and, irrelevant. The Law isn't about right or wrong, never has been. The Law is about the manipulation of nouns, verbs and adjectives to inflate my points and demean yours.

"Model Citizen" LOLOLOLOL

This writer should try being a lawyer!
 
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Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Justine Damond - LEO Round Table episode 513
LEO Round Table


Published on Mar 28, 2018
00:57 New study no evidence of racial bias in predictive policing
07:57 Minneapolis officer charged in murder of Justine Damond

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 513 filmed on 03/26/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett
David D'Agresta
Dan O'Kelly
John Newman

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Topic 1 concerns a recent study by Associate Professor George Mohler of the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) School of Science's Computer and Information Science. In it he determines that there is no evidence of racial bias in predictive policing. Reference is made to UCLA and the LAPD in the article.

https://www.policeone.com/patrol-issu...

Topic 2 concerns Minneapolis (Minnesota) Police Officer Mohamed Noor being charged with murder and manslaughter in the 07/15/2017 shooting death of Australian complainant Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Former Police Chief Janee Harteau, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and partner Officer Matthew Harrity were referenced in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/officer-sho...

https://www.policeone.com/officer-sho...
ABOUT FUCKING TIME
 

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As per always "One thing is for sure: The city doesn’t expect police costs to decrease in fiscal year 2019, Budget Director Anna Adams said. "
 

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I would prefer it as "demands death penalty for ALL police killers " because I don't believe in that "some are more equal than others" hype.
 

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Amazing how the liberal media in the US gives these crimes against the people and the constitution so little coverage, America needs to wake the fuck up and do something, shut your tvs off for a week
 

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US Border Patrol agent in Texas is suspected of murdering four women and abducting a fifth, authorities say

  • Juan David Ortiz was arrested on Saturday morning
  • Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar announced the arrest at a news conference
  • Three bodies have been found in the northwest area of the county this month
  • The body of 29-year-old Melissa Ramirez was found near Laredo on September 4
  • On Thursday a second victim, 42-year-old Claudine Anne Luera, was found fatally wounded off a roadway not far from where the previous body was
  • A third body was reportedly found in the area Friday night or Saturday morning
  • Cuellar said authorities are investigating whether there may be a fourth body
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ted-murdering-four-women-abducting-fifth.html
I think he should talk with this cop, she has a great way of finding excuses ! They are both in Texas, so it should be easy ! :belly laugh:

“Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said Guyger had left work on Thursday night and entered what "she believed to be her apartment," when she encountered Jean and fatally shot him. It is unclear if the two had any interaction before the shooting, police said.“
 

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The kid was a POS, BUT he posed no danger at the time the video shooting occurred. Pepper spray would have worked just fine.
The shooting was not justified. Hang the cop !
 

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Jurors find white Chicago cop guilty of second degree murder in the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald after firing at him 16 times

  • Officer Jason Van Dyke sat stony-faced as he was found guilty of second degree murder and multiple charges of aggravated battery with a firearm on Friday
  • During closing arguments, prosecutors pointed to dashcam video showing him shooting McDonald 16 times as the teen held a knife at his side
  • Prosecutor Jody Gleason noted that Van Dyke told detectives that McDonald raised the knife, that Van Dyke backpedaled, and that McDonald tried to get up
  • 'None of that happened,' she said. 'You've seen it on video. He made it up'
  • Van Dyke's attorney pointed to testimony from Van Dyke's partner who said he saw McDonald raise the knife, even though the video doesn't show that
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...murdering-black-teenager-Laquan-McDonald.html
shot 16 times? The problem is that LEOs are using 9mm rounds. It usually takes more than one or two shots with a 9 to drop and suspect. LEOs should all be issued SW 500 revolvers which use a .50 cal round. One shot is all that's needed to down the perp.
 

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That is sad all the way around.
 

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Commiefornia Stupid Police (SWAT) Tricks!!!

Land of the free: Cops raid journalist's home and kidnap him after he refuses to name source for cop-damning article



Matt Agorist
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Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00 UTC






Despite multiple laws on the books protecting journalists from revealing their sources, a journalist in California was raided after refusing to reveal his.

In the land of the free, journalists are now being raided by SWAT teams in an effort to find out their sources and this is in spite of the law protecting journalists from this very act. Freelance journalist Bryan Carmody just fell victim to the police state in California as multiple San Francisco cops with sledge hammers and weapons began breaking down his door last week in an effort to find out his source for a leaked police report.

As the Society for Professional Journalists points out, California's Shield Law protects journalists from being held in contempt for refusing to disclose their sources' identities and other unpublished/unaired information obtained during the news gathering process (California Constitution, Article I, § 2(b); California Evidence Code § 1070(a)). California Penal Code section 1524(g) provides that "no warrant shall issue" for any item protected by the Shield Law.

Despite this protection under the law, police still raided Carmody's home.

According to a report from NPR:
The raids on Carmody's home and office are the latest in a series of events concerning the death of San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi in February, at age 59.

Within hours of Adachi's collapsing in a San Franscisco apartment, details from a leaked police investigation into his death were already showing up in news reports, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

A number of the details in the police report were salacious, suggesting that perhaps one or more members of the police department were trying to tarnish the reputation of Adachi, who was known as a police watchdog and fierce advocate for criminal justice reform. In San Francisco, a public defender is an elected position.​
After Carmody sold the report to several outlets, it showed up everywhere and this likely infuriated the police department.

"There were leaks happening all over the place," Carmody recalled to the Los Angeles Times.

Due to the nature of the report painting police in a negative light and hurting their image, the raid could've been retaliatory in nature. Indeed, since it was in direct violation of California law, it appears as such.

According to Carmody, before the raid, two cops came to his home to demand he tell them the source of his report. However, knowing full well that he did not have to, Carmody politely refused. Two weeks later, a team of cops showed up.

Carmody recalls the officers showing up to his home, who began smashing in his door with a sledge hammer and a battering ram, without knocking. To avoid having the front of his home demolished by the raid, Carmody opened the door.


"I don't think it was right to break my door down," he said in an interview. "I'm one of the original independent media companies in San Francisco. This is outrageous."

When the police came into his home, they kidnapped Carmody for over six hours, holding him in handcuffs.


"I'm smart enough not to talk to federal agents, ever," Carmody told The Washington Post. "I just kept saying 'lawyer, lawyer, lawyer.'"

While they held Carmody captive, the officers tore his home apart, confiscating all of his computers and equipment.

"It's designed to intimidate," Carmody's lawyer, Thomas Burke, told The Associated Press. "It's essentially the confiscation of a newsroom."

Naturally, the police are standing by the Stasi-style raid of a journalist's home, and referred to Carmody's detainment and theft of his equipment as part of an "investigation."

David Stevenson, a spokesman for the San Francisco police, told the Chronicle that the "search warrant executed today was granted by a judge and conducted as part of a criminal investigation into the leak of the Adachi police report." He called it "one step in the process of investigating a potential case of obstruction of justice along with the illegal distribution of a confidential police report."

As NPR notes, Burke said that normally journalists would receive a subpoena, and then get a lawyer to ensure the proper protections. "So much information has nothing to do with the purpose of their investigation," he said. "If you are looking for one piece of information, that's why you issue a subpoena."

But this did not happen and instead, police carried out an extremely disturbing raid on a journalist.

Luckily, because Carmody had committed no crime, he was eventually released, but not before the cops took the report, stole his property, and damaged his home. This is what journalism looks like in 2019.