From the Guardian:
When police carried out a routine stop-and-search of her boyfriend on the London Underground, Gemma Atkinson filmed the incident. She was detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest. She launched a legal battle, which ended with the police settling the case in 2010. With the money from the settlement she funded the production of this animated film, which she says shows how her story and highlights police misuse of counterterrorism powers to restrict photography
In 2011, I made a post showing how the police in America were becoming more militarized. The recent events in Boston show just how complete the trend towards turning the police into a defacto military has come should be deeply troubling for all Americans.
Here are some photos from Boston that emphasizes that point. You can click on the pictures to see them full sized.
Nebraska police officers chase down and arrest a man who was video recording the police abusing another man. A third man records the entire incident from what looks like a second story room across the street.
The quote below was taken from the YouTube description. I’ve left the numerous spelling and grammatical errors as they were. It’s still readable and easily understood what the video author was conveying.
The two males were seeing why the vehicles were being towed. The male in the blue truck pulled up late after getting out he asked officers why the cars were being towed, cops asked him things which i wasnt able to hear he moved towards the front left fender then towards the front bumper when he started walking back towards his drivers door it seemed to appear thats what he was either directed to do or was doing out of free will.
Instantly the officer from behind him pursued a takedown forcing extreme force just to cuff him. The office put his knee in his back and neck taking multiple punches also the brother was recording and the officer seen him as to close to the other officers while doing so they proceeded with all that he moved to the side walk the rest of what he did was on the video but when the man filming took off towards the house to give the camera to his aunt, who is handicapped and wheel chair bound sitting in the hallway the whole time when he got into the house she was knocked down. Later admitted by the officer arresting him outside. I was not able to hear much more then the camera itself so everything they said was not heard.
9 April 2013 UPDATE: Four officers have been fired for use of excessive force following this incident.