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Disorderly Conduct

Dubious ‘Disorderly Conduct’ Arrests Plummet As The Public Turns Cameras On Cops

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Arrests for disorderly conduct ― what critics call “contempt of cop” because police officers use it to arrest those who disrespec...

Report: Brittney Griner Arrested On Assault Charges

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.23.2015 | Sports

Brittney Griner of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury has been arrested on charges of assault and disorderly conduct, according to multiple local reports. ...

The Only Truly Compliant, Submissive Citizen in a Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

How does a citizen protect himself against a police officer's tendency to shoot first and ask questions later, oftentimes based only on their highly subjective "feeling" of being threatened? The short answer is you can't.

Woman Arrested After Trying To Marry Same-Sex Couple In Alabama Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Same-sex couples can now legally marry in Alabama, but the wedding processions haven't come without setbacks. Ordained minister Anne DiPrizio was a...

David Lohr

Train Passes Over 'Very Lucky Young Lady' Who Fell Asleep On Tracks | David Lohr | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

An Alabama woman is lucky to be alive after she fell asleep between railway tracks and a train passed over her, police say. Authorities in Auburn r...

Yelling 'Bingo' Lands Man In Court

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.20.2013 | Weird News

Screaming "bingo" was his shame-o. Comparing the act to yelling "fire" in a crowded theater, a police officer cited an 18-year-old man for falsely ...


Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 03.31.2013 | Celebrity

PHOENIX, Jan 29 (Reuters) - "Dazed and Confused" star Jason London has been arrested in Arizona and charged with assault and disorderly conduct over...

Stripper Fight! Fists Fly Over $1 Tip

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business

Two exotic dancers brawled over a $1 tip onstage at the Silk Exotic nightclub in Juneau, Wis. By the time the glitter had settled, police stripped bot...

Pennies Cost Utah Man Big Bucks (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.21.2012 | Money

Jason Robert West got a lesson in common cents. The 40-year-old Vernal, Utah, man paid a disputed $25 medical bill with 2,500 pennies. But he wound up...

Student Accused Of Taking Off Clothes And Trespassing Allegedly Told Cops He Was Smoking 'Chronic'

The Daily Iowan | Posted 09.06.2012 | College

A UI student has been accused of taking his clothes off and singing loudly at the Old Capitol Town Center while under the influence....

Man Calls 911 To Complain About Skyline Chili's Service

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 09.04.2013 | Weird News

UPDATE: Christian Luckett pleaded guilty to a minor-misdemeanor conduct conviction, according to the Fox19 news site. Bad service isn't a crime,...

Police Hand Out Charges Of 'Disorderly Conduct' For CSU Beatings

Posted 04.27.2012 | Denver

Two Colorado State University freshmen who suffered severe beatings at the hands of their school's football players were both expressing their anger a...

Acquitted Of Two Felony Charges, McHenry State's Attorney Seeks Third Term

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after he was acquitted of a misconduct indictment, the first Illinois state's attorney in decades to stand trial while in office announced ...

Carly Houston Calls 911 From Jail Cell, Says Police 'Trapped' Her

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman arrested for disorderly conduct in west suburban Naperville faces further charges after she used her one phone call from jail to dial ...

Robyn Foster Arrested (VIDEO): University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Student Yells At Students, Professor

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee student Robyn Foster may have crossed the line last Monday, March 15, during a discussion with Anthropology professo...

Arthur Delaney

Gibson Dunn Joins Battle Against D.C.'s Disorderly Conduct Law | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fallout over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. for mouthing off at Cambridge police has culminated in high-powered global law ...

Arthur Delaney

Disorderly Conduct: Man Arrested After Criticizing Police May Sue | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lawyer arrested by D.C. police last weekend for disorderly conduct after chanting "I hate police" plans to fight the charge in court and is puttin...

Everything Professor Gates and Sergeant Crowley Needed to Know, I Learned at a Montessori School

Jehmu Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jehmu Greene

Both Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gates had more than enough intellectual resources to identify alternatives in a heated confrontation -- both men chose not to use them.

Jim Crowley: Racist or Thuggish Bully?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Obama was right in the real world (maybe not politically). Crowley certainly did act "stupidly." But Professor Gates acted stupidly as well.

Arthur Delaney

Disorderly Conduct: Conversation About Gates Arrest Precedes Arrest | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A lawyer who moments earlier had been complaining to friends about police overreaction in the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., got a...

Let's All Have a Beer and Talk Police Work

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The president, wounded by a wave of criticism, hounded by police union demands for an apology and struggling to get the country's focus back on health care, did a very smart thing.

A Defining Moment in the History of Civil Rights

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Who are the beneficiaries of what appears to be the teapot tempest over the recent arrest of an African-American man in The People's Republic of Cambr...

Obama Was Right About the Gates Arrest

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

One thing is clear: Gates did not violate any law. Under Massachusetts law, which the police officer was supposedly enforcing, yelling at a police officer is not illegal.