Black Man Finally Able to Sue Police Who Tortured and Falsely Imprisoned Him for 24 Years

Jack Bouboushian | Courthouse News Service CHICAGO (CN) – A black man whose murder conviction was vacated after he spent 24 years in prison sued Chicago and two police detectives this week for the police torture that elicited his false confession. Shawn Whirl filed a federal complaint Wednesday against Chicago and former police detectives James … Read more

Police Deliberately Left Man in Cell as He Had a Stroke, Now He’s Permanently Paralyzed: Lawsuit

Eva Fedderly | Courthouse News Service SAVANNAH, Ga. (CN) – An imprisoned man claims in court he suffered a stroke while in jail and the police officers did nothing to help him, causing paralysis. In a complaint filed in Chatham County Court, Terry Bailey says he was jailed in the county’s detention center on April … Read more

The Most Gruesome Police Brutality in History that the Media Won’t Tell You About

  UPDATE (1/5/16) Government Agrees to Pay Reparations to Some of the Victims The government has formally “apologized” to the victims and now it has agreed to throw some money at them — a mere $100k. The Free Thought Project reports as follows: Last spring, the City Council agreed to make Chicago the nation’s first … Read more

Sadistic Cop on Trial for Tasering Unresponsive Native Man 17 Times Until Bystanders Made Her Stop

Jay Syrmopoulos | The Free Thought Project Rapid City, SD – In August of 2014, Rebecca M. Sotherland, a police officer formerly employed for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was videotaped tazering a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe 17 times while he laid unresponsive on the ground on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Sotherland was indicted … Read more

Cops Put Inmate in Puddle of Water and Tased Him: Report

A classic case of prisoners’ dilemma has landed two DeKalb County sheriff’s officers in trouble. Fifty-year-old Lieutenant Leonard Dreyer was indicted on federal charges this week for encouraging one of his subordinates to use extreme and unnecessary force against a prison inmate. Not only this, he is also accused of obstructing Justice and making false … Read more

Video Shows Police Officers Torturing a Computer Science Student TO DEATH

  2015/10/14 Andrew Emett | The Free Thought Project Savannah-Chatham County, GA — During the trial of two former deputies and a contract healthcare worker charged with killing a computer science student in police custody, jurors recently reviewed the surveillance video showing the cops beating the student to death. Although at least nine deputies were fired … Read more

Prison Guard Threatens to Kill Woman, Days Later She is Found Dead in Cell

2015/09/27 Latandra Ellington had been in prison for 15 months. With only seven months to go on her sentence she was waiting impatiently to be reunited with her four children. However, something disturbing was playing on the 36-year-old’s mind. In a letter she wrote to her family, she confessed having witnessed a prison guard Patrick Quercioli … Read more

Officer Digs Mentally Ill Man’s Eye Out of His Socket, Calls Him “N****r”

2015/07/20 FLORIDA — A deeply unsettling report has been leaked according to which an officer used his finger to rip out a citizen’s eyeball. The citizen, Kelly Bradley, was in a jail cell at the time, hiding underneath a blanket. He was not trying to fight with the five officers who barged into the cell … Read more

Do Americans Support Government Torture?

2015/06/27 By Matthew Cooke Today is the UN’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Although the video I made is a satirical one — to hopefully get people to watch who might normally avoid the topic — the issue could not be more serious. The UN describes torture as seeking “to annihilate the victim’s … Read more