• Politicians are finally beginning to question the Drug Enforcement Administration and to hold the agency accountable.
  • Yesterday I wrote about the press, the police and the passive voice. Here’s a bit more on the topic from a journalism professor.
  • A Trenton, N.J., man claims that the police beat him and sicced a K9 on him for recording them as they were making an arrest, then confiscated his phone and deleted the video. It’s the latest in a series of misconduct allegations against Trenton police, including the second involving someone attempting to record them.
  • Meanwhile, a Weare, N.H., man has won a settlement and an apology after he was arrested for recording police in 2011.
  • A man describes how the FBI tracked him down across the country after he photographed a piece of public art.
  • The city of Burlington, N.C., settles with a couple after police broke down their door and handcuffed them at gunpoint during a mistaken drug raid.
  • Puppycide: A Virginia deputy attempts to serve civil warrant while family isn’t home, encounters dog, shoots the dog twice, then leaves a note and a bloodstained deck for family members to find when they return. The police claim the golden retriever was “vicious” and “lunged” at the officer.
  •  An interesting essay about the prosecution and suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz.