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12 Unbelievable Things People Have Actually Been Arrested And Thrown In Jail For

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.04.2014 | Crime

Some of the below situations might seem funny or trivial, but arrests rarely are.

European Police Claim More Than 1,000 Arrested In Giant Crackdown

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In what a police chief called the biggest organized crime crackdown in Europe, law enforcement agencies across the Eur...

The Changing, Militarized Face of Policing Shatters Public Trust and Confidence

Gary Pieters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices
Gary Pieters

I am still trying to deconstruct why the Ferguson community's outpouring of grief, loss and anger was met with such an impersonal, aggressive and unrelenting show of militarized police use of force uncharacteristic of peacetime policing.

Man Says He's Been Stopped 200 Times By Cops

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.12.2014 | Crime

Bad press hasn't killed stop-and-frisk. The accusations of racial profiling behind stop-and-frisk laws are exemplified by this Florida man who has ...

George Lopez: 'I Haven't Had A Drop Of Alcohol' Since My Arrest

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

George Lopez exhibited an impressive amount of self-awareness when discussing his relationship with alcohol in an interview Tuesday with HuffPost Live...

Bronx Schools Reduce Policing and Suspensions With Support From Parents

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Dinu Ahmed

On Saturday, November 16th, members of the Bronx School Justice coalition held a public report back on a year's worth of work to reduce punitive disciplinary measures in Bronx public schools.

St. Louis Jails The Wrong People. Public Officials Shrug.

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Attention-grabbing lede to this remarkable story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Shannon Renee McNeal was torn from her screaming children by p...

Pussy Riot, Putin and Pole Vaulting

Sandi Bachom | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

On February 21, 2012, Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock band, festooned in primary colored ski masks called, 'balaclavas' stormed the s...

Police Threaten To Arrest Protest Observers At State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin police began threatening to arrest visitors observing "Solidarity Singalong" protests at the state capitol this week, in the latest controve...

Dear Taylor Swift, Stop Talking About Your Damn Love Life.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Celebrity
Meredith Fineman

I just saw your most recent cover over at Wonderland magazine. You look beautiful. What I take issue with, however, is that you talk about being single forever.

NYPD on Trial: "Stop and Frisk."

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York
Dominic Carter

For two weeks, I have sat in the lower Manhattan 15th floor courtroom of Federal Judge Shira Scheindin stunned at the testimony I was listening to with regards to "Stop and Frisk."

Forget Your Wallet, Go to Jail

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.10.2013 | Weird News
Gini Graham Scott

When I read the story about the Italian tourist who was arrested and spent the night in jail after forgetting his wallet at a trendy New York steakhouse, I could really relate.

Radley Balko

Arrest Of Catholic Anti-War Protester Highlights Emergence, Tension With Church’s Progressive Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Anti-war activist Brian Terrell began serving a six-month sentence Friday at the federal prison camp in Yankton, South Dakota. Last April, Terrell and...

Impulsive Behavior At The Root Of Youth Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Chicago just hit its 400th murder of 2012, according to the New York Times. The University of Chicago Crime Lab reports that more black...

Two Men Arrested After Their Facebook Comments Allegedly Lead Classmate To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.16.2012 | College

A first-year student in Jalandhar, India was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her hostel room yesterday morning. According to The Times of India, a...

Man Gets 35 Years In Prison For Skipping His Tab At Waffle House

Bossip.com | Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

Do you think he deserves 35 years? ...

Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Harsh Disciplinary Procedures

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

The Bronx-based groups argue that harsh and punitive disciplinary measures that remove children from the classroom for minor incidents only exacerbate the problem of school pushout, and differentially impact youth of color.

Voina, Russia's Prize-Winning Anarchist Art Collective, Spawns an All-Female Anti-Putin Punk Group

ARTINFO | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Voina, the infamous Russian art collective known for making art out of vandalism and other pranks, remains best-known for a very male image: a 65-foot...

Arlington County Police: We Don't Use A Quota System

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- What's going on in Arlington County? On Monday, WUSA-TV reported that it had obtained an Arlington County Police Department memo detaili...

Bronx Youth of Color Most Vulnerable to School Arrests and Summonses

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

Since the NYPD was awarded control over school safety in 1998, serious questions have been raised regarding the abilities of NYPD School Safety Agents to distinguish minor school disciplinary issues from criminal behavior.

More Than 30 Arrested While Protesting Contentious Legislation

AP | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 30 activists have been arrested for refusing to leave the Virginia Capitol steps during a protest of anti-abortion legislat...

Race, Arrest and Incarceration in New York City

Alan Singer | Posted 02.23.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

In 40 years of teaching in the New York metropolitan area I have never had a Black student who did not have a story to tell.

Egyptian Blogger Sentenced by Military Rulers Amid Accusations of Human Rights "Cronyism"

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Courtney C. Radsch

Blogger Maikel Nabil was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday, a one-year reduction from his three-year sentence handed down on Apr. 11 by a military tribunal in closed session.

U.S.-Mexico Border Arrests Continue To Drop

AP | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices

ALICIA A. CALDWELL, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Arrests of undocumented immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico are at the lowest level...

All 13 Arrested Alabama Immigration Protesters Released

AP | BOB JOHNSON | Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — All 13 people arrested during a protest of Alabama's tough immigration law have been released from jail. Ten were released o...