Co-Hosting CopBlock Radio in 1 Hour!

Tune in to listen to me co host the CopBlock Radio with Severin Freeman. We will be discussing, The Tamir Rice settlement and Josh Hotchkin’s idea that private police is not the solution to government police.

We will also be discussing life after the force and one officers open letter explaining why he hated being a cop.

All of this and more tonight on CopBlock Radio. Tune in for the latest in police state news and remember “Badges Dont Grant Extra Rights”.

 

Arrested While Filming Clovis Police Harassment

I was dragged to a cage by three Clovis police officers while out CopBlocking. The four of us had joined up to film the police all day sunday and headed into Clovis. The town of Clovis is a white yuppie area with a lot of money in it. The Clovis police are known for harassing people over their appearance. I have heard more than one story about Clovis police serving up a beat down and telling whoever is on the receiving end to “go to Fresno.” They also are not fond of anyone who uses alternative transportation. I have witnessed the harassment of cyclist on multiple occasion on Clovis Ave. Continue reading Arrested While Filming Clovis Police Harassment

Brian David Sumner Live on CopBlock Radio

As a contributor to the CopBlock Network occasionally I am asked to appear on the radio show and talk about a story I wrote or offer an opinion. I will doing that in roughly an hour and a half.

Listen Live!!

The topic for the segment is an officer who ran a stop sign and killed a senior citizen. The officer was not heading to an emergency but he had his overhead lights on.

The intersection was infamous for accidents and neighbors admitted that this was not the first time someone had died from an accident there.

Not too much was said from the department but the officer resigned. A criminal investigation is underway and the prosecutors office declined to comment.

Read more here.

LRN.FM was also a gracious sponsor of the CopBlock Network’s #MACtour. Special thanks to them for helping make that possible.

BEWARE!! The Fresno Police Are Watching You

I originally penned this article for the Community Alliance after the Fresno Police implemented Beware by Intrado into their daily police routine. The idea that our speech could be used to elevate an arbitrary threat rating was entirely unacceptable to me.  Continue reading BEWARE!! The Fresno Police Are Watching You

Fresno Police Target Local Pastor

The assistant pastor, of an inner city church, who champions reform in law enforcement in Fresno is set appear in court this month.

Rev. Floyd Harris Jr. has long been a thorn in the side of the Fresno police department and the police chief Jerry Dyer. Not the typical pastor his services often start with short films about the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King and the Black Panthers. Rev. Harris has followed in their footsteps educating the next generation about their rights when dealing with police, self respect and the value of hard work. Continue reading Fresno Police Target Local Pastor

Every Time I Have Been Arrested Caught on Camera

I have been arrested on more than one occasion since I started participating in activism. Luckily my arrests usually get caught on camera and the case never sticks.

I hope you enjoy these videos of me being arrested. Continue reading Every Time I Have Been Arrested Caught on Camera

Chicago’s Top Attornies Conspire to Hide Evidence in 2011 Officer Involved Shooting

Chicago – Monday a federal judge ruled that Jordan Marsh intentionally hid evidence and subsequently lied about his reason for doing so, in the fatal 2011 police shooting death of Darius Pinex. Marsh, one of Chicago’s top attorneys, is the second attorney to resign due to unethical and illegal actions during the proceedings; In August of 2015 Thomas Aumann resigned from the department. Continue reading Chicago’s Top Attornies Conspire to Hide Evidence in 2011 Officer Involved Shooting

Police Assault and Pepper Spray Autistic Man in Alaska

Three officers with the Kodiak police department were involved in the pepper spraying of Nick Pletnikoff, who was born with autism, before arresting him. The police were alerted to the 29-year-old after tourists claimed he had entered their car and was rifling through the contents of the vehicle.

Kathleen Gambling, Phillip Christman and Sergeant Francis de la Fuente, the officers who arrested Pletnikoff, have been the target of serious criticism from the community. Some have accused them of using excessive force with the autistic man. Continue reading Police Assault and Pepper Spray Autistic Man in Alaska

Fresno Sheriff Dept. SGT Beats Girlfriend Gets Paid Leave

The Fresno Police Department is investigating a Sgt. with the Fresno Sheriffs Department. Mark Eaton is accused of domestic battery. His girlfriend, the victim also works for the Sheriff’s department but her personal information hasn’t been released. Eaton and his girlfriend had returned from a trip to the coast in November and were drinking at her place. Eventually she asked him to leave and when he refused, the situation escalated. That’s when Eaton grabbed her by her face and neck and shoved her backwards on at least two occasions. Continue reading Fresno Sheriff Dept. SGT Beats Girlfriend Gets Paid Leave

There Is No Evidence that DUI Checkpoints Keep You Safe

A DUI checkpoint conducted in Fresno, CA on Friday night yielded only ten arrests. However, it was successful in stealing 26 vehicles from their unlicensed owners. The total number of vehicles that passed through the checkpoint is unknown but the impound to arrest ratio is 2.5/1. It has me asking, “are DUI checkpoints really about stopping drunk drivers or generating revenue through impound fees and citations?” Police roadblocks are not only reminiscent of WW2 era Germany, or modern day Palestine, but just like the TSA, DUI checkpoints are just an actor in the state’s security theatre. Continue reading There Is No Evidence that DUI Checkpoints Keep You Safe