Roundup: June 11, 2018

In this week’s Roundup!

–CAF grab in Tennessee–BMW owner sues–

–OH Supremes uphold ruling against New Miami’s cams–

–Vermonter brings Racial Traffic Stop to State High Court–

Friday, June 8, 2018
Tennessee Man Sues After Cops Grab His BMW From Garage
Drunk drivers or fleeing felons often have their automobiles taken away by police on the side of the road. Lewis C. Cain faced a far different situation in the early morning hours of September 18, 2017. According to a complaint filed Tuesday, his 2009 BMW 750i sedan was taken out of his garage after Mount Juliet, Tennessee police woke him out of his bed.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Speed Camera Ruling
The Ohio Supreme Court majority has sided multiple times with speed cameras, but a majority of justices on Wednesday agreed that New Miami has gone too far. In a one-sentence entry, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor turned away the desperate plea of the one-square-mile speed trap town seeking to hold on to the photo radar cash it had collected. New Miami insisted that it would go bankrupt if forced to refund $3,066,523 in tickets issued under a program deemed illegal by a series of court rulings.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Vermont Man Brings Racial Traffic Stop Complaint To High Court
A Vermont man who believes police pulled him over for driving while black argued his case before the state Supreme Court last week. Gregory W. Zullo was stopped, searched and his car seized because there was a tiny amount of snow on the bumper in front of the license plate. All of the plate’s letters and numbers were clearly visible, but snow, the trooper insisted, blocked the registration sticker.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Police Immunity In Motorist Shooting
A police officer will not get a free pass after firing multiple shots at a non-dangerous suspect who was trying to get away. The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals on Thursday gave the green light to the excessive force lawsuit filed by the father of Dillon McGee against the Madison County, Tennessee sheriff’s deputy who gunned down the unarmed eighteen-year-old. A three-judge panel noted the account of events of September 26, 2014, given by Sergeant Thomas Knolton and Deputy Ben Moyer failed to match witness statements. The court decided to let a jury sort out the truth.

Monday, June 4, 2018
France, Italy, Russia, UK: Paint, Fire, Steel Disable Speed Cameras
In Ravenna, Italy, vigilantes used black spraypaint to blind the automated ticketing machine on the Via Baiona last week Monday, according to Il Resto del Carlino. In South Derbyshire, England, vigilantes used burning tires to incinerate the speed camera on the A444 Woodland Road on Thursday, the Derby Telegraph reported. In Voronezh, Russia, a man grabbed a tire iron out of his trunk and bashed the mobile speed speed camera that had been issuing automated tickets on Verkhniy Karachan. According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, a thirty-year-old man has been charged with vandalism.

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