Tricks of the Trade: Police Officer Admits Planting Evidence is Routine

An officer in Palm Beach, Florida admitted that planting evidence is a routine part of his job, admitting that he and his colleagues are planting evidence “almost every day” to deal with “difficult” citizens: I have a method for getting people off the street that should not be there. Mouthy drivers, street lawyers, assholes and just anyone else trying to make my job difficult. Under my floor mat, I keep a small plastic dime baggie with Cocaine in residue. Since it’s just residue, if Read more […]

Is the Tallahassee Police Department Giving FSU Players a Free Pass?

A recent blog article by Michael Bigham, a veteran ex-cop, accuses the Tallahassee Police Department of “going easy” on FSU football players, to the point of willful corruption. Citing numerous cases over the course of the last few years—including sexual assault, destruction of property, and theft—the blog author implies that charges were lessened or dropped, and that casts a shadow on all law enforcement officers: As a police veteran of over 27 years, I, along with many fine men and women Read more […]

Study Reveals Drug Dogs Are Unreliable for “Probable Cause”

A lawsuit filed against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department claims that drug dogs are little more than “trick ponies” used to legitimize the seizure of property from innocent victims. A 2010 study conducted by UC Davis is central to the lawsuit, as it indicated that drug dogs failed 85% percent of the time. In the study, 18 drug dogs and their handlers were asked to sniff out the drugs and bombs in a particular room. One hundred and twenty-three times out of 144, the drug dogs indicated Read more […]