Philip Rocca

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The ACLU Released A Terrifying Report On All The Military Weapons US Cops Have

The town of Ferguson, Missouri saw massive riots this weekend in response to the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, and cops showed up with a heavily armed SWAT team.<p>Members of this police force in a town of 21,000 carried 5.56-mm rifles based on the military M4 carbine. They wore body …

America's biggest police departments are getting spy gear through private charities

NYPD and LAPD both acquired expensive security tools and gifts outside the public eye using police foundations<p>Many Americans have recently expressed concerns with the increasing use of military gear by police departments in this country, especially in the wake of the police response to protests in …

DEA Steals $16,000 In Cash From Young Black Man, Because He Must Be A Drug Dealer

After scraping together enough money to produce a music video in Hollywood, 22-year-old Joseph Rivers set out last month on a train trip from Michigan to Los Angeles, hoping it was the start of something big.<p>Before he made it to California, however, Rivers fell victim to a legal form of government …

North Dakota is the first state in the US to legalize police use of drones with tasers and pepper spray

North Dakota, known for its vast frackable oil reserves and being in a Coen brothers film once, is the first state in the US that will allow its police to fly drones equipped with tasers and other “non-lethal weapons,” The Daily Beast reported.<p>According to The Daily Beast, the bill, originally …

Drones

Knoxville police officer hurt in West Knox County crash

<b>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --</b> A Knoxville police officer was taken to the hospital after a wreck on Ball Road near Dyestone Gap Road around 4:00 p.m. …

Crime

Hawkeyes Top Gardner-Webb

There was a ‘first game’ feel to Iowa’s 76-59 win against Gardner-Webb on Friday night.<p>Yes, it was their first game, but the Hawkeyes looked a bit …

College Sports

THE GREATEST WEEKEND EVER FOR IOWA SPORTS?

Last weekend was unquestionably one that will -- and absolutely should -- be long remembered by Iowa fans. Just stop for a moment and take stock of …

College Sports

Cal's Range, Anigwe earn weekly Conference honors

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week for the first week of the 2015-16 …

College Sports

Top Five Plays Of The Week: Nov. 9 – Nov. 15

<i>Rowan Kavner</i><p><b>PLAYA VISTA, Calif. –</b> The Clippers got back on track late last week with a win against the Pistons.<p>Plenty of highlight-reel material from …

Basketball

Watch: Jimmy Butler alters Paul George’s game-winning shot attempt

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler proved he can still get it done on the defensive end.<p>Butler, the Bulls’ leading scorer, contested a Paul George shot …

Boogie Becoming Long-Range Threat

28 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and one block per game.<p>Those are the numbers that <b>DeMarcus Cousins</b> is averaging this year through seven games …

NBA

Celtics’ Hustle, Energy Trumping Opponents’ Talent During Recent Streak

1,711<p>Photo via Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) fight for a loose ball in the second quarter at …

Basketball

Duke vs. Kentucky: Champions Classic 2015 Start Time, TV Schedule and Prediction

As far as must-see college basketball games early in the season go, Tuesday night's clash in the Champions Classic between Kentucky and Duke is as good as they come.<p>While both teams are replacing a huge chunk of offseason departures and promise to look drastically different in March than they do …

NBA scores 2015: Mario Chalmers and Grizzlies aren't afraid of the 3 ball and 3 other things we learned

Despite another ridiculous night from Russell Westbrook, the Grizzlies were too much for the Thunder thanks to three-point shooting, plus three other things we learned Monday.<p>The Memphis Grizzlies didn't panic when they lost four games in a row. So they certainly weren't going to panic when Russell …

Celtics' defense leaving opponents feeling defeated

The Boston Celtics are turning over opponents at an alarmingly high rate early in the 2015-16 season, but what's more impressive is the way they're …

Basketball