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Erdogan's Latest Attack on Critical Media

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkish police raided media outlets and detained journalists nationwide on Sunday in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan says is a network conspiring to topple him. The detentions came days after the government-sponsored bill was signed into law that made it possible to arrest suspects based on "reasonable doubt."

David Lohr

Cops Raid Wrong House, Shoot 15-Year-Old Dog

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.09.2014 | Crime

Authorities who went to the wrong house in search of a wanted fugitive and shot a beloved family pet are refusing to take responsibility for their act...

Lawsuit: Cops Storm House, Beat Occupants, Kill Parakeet

Radley Balko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Your police outrage of the day comes courtesy of the NY Daily News: City cops barged into the home of a Staten Island mom without a warrant, be...

Raid Of The Day: Pedro Navarro

Radley balko | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Jose Colon

Radley Balko | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

One night in April 2002, police in Bellport, New York were preparing for a heavily-armed raid that included a helicopter. As four SWAT cops ru...

Raid Of The Day: Xavier Bennett, 8, Killed In Drug Raid Crossfire

The Huffington Post | Radley Balko | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

In November 1991, police in Dekalb County, Georgia conducted a 2:30 am drug raid on the home of Bobby and Kathy Bowman. Shortly after the offi...

Raid Of The Day: Jeffery Robinson

Radley Balko | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

In July 2002, police in South Memphis raided the home of 41-year-old Jeffery Robinson, a gravedigger who lived in a small building near the cemete...

Raid Of The Day: Anthony Diotaiuto

Radley Balko | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

At about 6:15 am in August 2005, a SWAT team converged outside the Sunrise, Florida, home of Anthony Diotaiuto. The police said they had recei...

Raid Of The Day: James Hoskins

Radley Balko | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

In February 2004, police from three departments raided the Middletown, Pennsylvania home of James Hoskins looking for his brother on suspicion of ...

Raid Of The Day: Andrew Leonard

Radley Balko | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

February 25, 2009: After taking down his door with a battering ram during a no-knock raid, police in Baltimore ransacked the home of 33-year-old ...

WATCH: Occupy Cal Floats Into The Sky

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.18.2011 | San Francisco

After a coordinated group of police officers from a bevvy of local agencies forcibly removed the approximately 20 tents from Sproul Plaza on the U.C. ...

Assassination of a Terror Mastermind

Sara Schonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Schonhardt

Police dealt a blow to Indonesia's main terrorism network on Thursday after confirming the death of top-ranked Islamic militant Noordin Mohammed Top following a raid on a home in Central Java.