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RedShield Insights Newsletter

RedShield is your source for the latest on unlawful policing, matters related to your constitutional rights, and education on best-practices when interacting with law enforcement. Stay informed, stay empowered, stay engaged!

Eroding Trust: When Police Terrorize and Frame Innocent People

In recent news, Micah Washington, a 24-year-old man from Alabama, found himself in a harrowing and traumatizing situation that reveals the two stark realities of policing in America. His story sheds light on how police can terrorize and violate individual...

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A Case for Attorney Shield: Innovation and Scale

In today's world, where law enforcement interactions can often feel fraught with uncertainty, fear, and potential danger, the need for reliable legal support has never been more pressing. This is because for decades everyone sees and perhaps has personally experienced...

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The Blue Wall of Silence: An Unspoken Code of Loyalty and Controversy

The “Blue Wall of Silence” is commonly used to describe an informal code of ethics within law enforcement that emphasizes silence and solidarity among police officers and personnel. This code of conduct involves officers refraining from reporting, intervening, or testifying...

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Integrity in Law Enforcement: The Duty to Report Misconduct

Law enforcement officers bear a profound responsibility: to protect and serve their communities while upholding the law. Alongside this responsibility comes an unwavering duty to maintain the highest ethical standards. One crucial aspect of this duty is the obligation to...

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Blackhawk Down: A Report of Discriminatory and Unlawful Policing

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in 2020 sparked a national reckoning on the issue of police brutality. However, the problem of discriminatory and unlawful policing is not new, and it continues to have...

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The Cost of Police Misconduct: A Review of Ten Cases

A study conducted by the Cato Institute in 2020 analyzed the costs of police misconduct settlements and judgments in the United States from 2010 to 2020. The study found that during this period, police misconduct-related payments amounted to over $3...

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Resisting Arrest: A Method for Legitimizing Controversial Arrests

Estimating the exact count of individuals arrested solely for resisting arrest proves challenging due to inconsistent or scarce reporting by law enforcement agencies. Nonetheless, instances of individuals facing charges solely for resisting arrest, without additional charges, are not uncommon. Such cases...

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The impact of these pretextual traffic stops on low-income communities can be severe.

Pretextual traffic stops have become a common practice in low-income neighborhoods across the United States. These stops, also known as "fishing expeditions," occur when a police officer stops a vehicle for a minor traffic violation with the intention of investigating...

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Right-to-record: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a landmark decision in Turner v. Driver, a case that significantly impacts the First Amendment rights of individuals to record police activities. Contrary to previous misconceptions, this case did not involve a...

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