Cost of Talking in a Park: Nearly $5,000

In Rapid City, South Dakota, local attorney Jody Speck is blasting local police for issuing tickets carrying a $140 fine to around 30 youths who were merely hanging out and talking in a park one night, but otherwise doing nothing wrong.

Out of Control School Police Officers

In Louisville, Kentucky, a school resource officer working at Olmstead Academy North was arrested on Feb. 3 for using excessive force with students.  Police say he struck a 13-year-old across the face and then 5 days later put another 13-year-old into a choke hold until the child lost consciousness.  The 31-year-old officer was suspended from the force without pay after his arrest. (2/4/2015)