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|Judge disqualifies all 250 prosecutors in Orange County, CA because of widespread corruption
Between San Diego and Los Angeles is Orange County, California. With more than 3 million residents, it's larger than 21 states. If Orange County were a separate country, its economy would be the ...
|Still no charges for Cleveland Police nearly seven months after killing Tanisha Anderson
Tanisha Anderson “They killed my sister,” Joell Anderson, Tanisha’s 40-year-old brother said as he fought back tears. “I watched it.” Suffering a mental health breakdown on the evening ...
|Black people almost 9 times more likely to be arrested than white people in Minnesota
The ACLU has released a study concerning Minnesota and what is clearly a racially driven bias in how law in meted out. The numbers show a startling disparity in the way police enforce low-level ...
|A new acronym: GOBBIA--Guilty of Being Black in America
There are lies and there are big lies, and then are big piles of human excrement upon which perfume is sprayed in copious quantities to make them seem "pleasant"--but what is pleasant about a pile ...
|Barstow Police Slam Pregnant Black Woman to Ground - for Refusing to Provide ID
BodyCam video shows Barstow police slamming a 8-month pregnant black woman to the ground for refusing to provider her identification following road rage despite in a parking lot. Caution: Trigger ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/28/2015||14||27||-||-|
|Woman calls police seeking help for boyfriend who threatened suicide, police arrive and shoot him
Justin Way in happier times Kaitlyn Christine Lyons arrived at her house to find her boyfriend drunk and distraught about losing his job and his sobriety. She called a non-emergency police number ...
|Camera catches police wrestling pregnant black woman to the ground for no reason whatsoever
This is a terrible injustice. Dropping her daughter off for elementary school, Charlena Cook, eight months pregnant in Barstow, California, ended up being forcibly handcuffed and wrestled to the ...
|You're not going to believe what the Cleveland Police Union says is going to get officers killed
Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis Death by paperwork ? Officers ...
|Michael Brelo, camel's backs and Scalia's perverse incentive
At the crux of Saturday's not guilty verdict is a logic that can only lead to more people firing more bullets. Cross posted from Pruning Shears .
|Officer admits sexually assaulting woman; charges dropped, pays $622.50 and has jail time suspended
How in the hell is this even possible ? Officer William Reese Oxendine was convicted in ...
|New York City housing workers told to wear vests to protect themselves from New York City Police
Now, in the middle of the afternoon, people will be able to see you when the sun shines on you The NY Post ran a story a couple of days ago about how ...
|The shocking truth about the two Chicago Police officers posing in this horrendous photo
Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan and Timothy McDermott The Chicago Police ...
|How the Brelo verdict in Cleveland proves laws protecting people from police are broken
Many unjust verdicts across the years have exposed just how protected police misconduct is under the law. Four LAPD Police Officers were ...
|Peaceful protestors in Cleveland jailed for days in filth; repeatedly given 'piss-yellow' water||Shaun King||05/26/2015||38||81||-||-|
|DoJ "settlement" to be announced today over Cleveland Police brutality
Details of the settlement are expected today, but somehow a cop standing on the hood of a car emptying a magazine through the windshield stands in stark contrast to any sense of justice. Is 600 ...
|What's wrong with Brelo not guilty decision.
See: http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/ Causation Anonymity in Group Police Misconduct: No Conviction, No Justice, No Peace "And therein lies the rub. This decision paves the way for causation ...
|"Black People Had War Declared on Them By Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf."
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, in response to window breaking during ...
|The Hysterical Shootings of Two Black INNOCENTS
INNOCENTS! Not "suspects" . I'm getting tired of the meaningless use of the word "suspects" in national media. Suspects get arrested and tried in a court by a jury of their peers. "Suspects" get ...
|Karen Hedwig Backman||05/24/2015||8||6||-||-|
|Who are more Dangerous: Fleeing Suspects or the Police Officers who Kill them?
Americans used to have rights. Primarily the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Also we supposedly have the the right to be "secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of ...
|OK. Don't have a stroke while black in the vicinity of a cop.
Cops tasers AND pepper-sprays black man who is having a stroke. Saying he did nothing wrong, a Virginia police officer resigned from the Fredricksburg Police Department after body-cam video showed ...
|Apparently, 136 Bullets Were NOT Enough.
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|Brelo Verdict In: Not Guilty (Updated w/Link to Verdict)
Judge O'Donnell just announced his verdict in the Michael Brelo trial. Not Guilty. Judge O'Donnell also accepted as proved Brelo's claims of justification regarding the lesser included offenses. ...
|The Land of Breaking Bad: Albuquerque Police Supervisor Shoots Fellow Cop At Point Blank Range
As a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, I have been protesting the horrific level of police violence in my city for years. A lot of people refuse to believe us since the police department, city ...
|Six Baltimore officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced that a grand jury has returned indictments for ...
|Freddie Grey Indictments
Thank you Baltimore Grand Jury! Marilyn Mosby has presented her case, the Grand Jury HAS indicted! Bravo! For the haters (aka Fraternal Order of Police) who are still pushing the "recuse" yourself ...
|2006 FBI Report on White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement: You Will Be Assimilated
And so it goes. Same as it ever was. And I'm not simply talking about police officers getting away with killing (mostly) young black men but the incessant nitpicking of each and every case ...
|LAPD officer who kicked Alesia Thomas to death now on trial
Alesia Thomas "I'm going to punt you in your pussy." These were the words of LAPD Officer Mary O'Callaghan to Alesia Thomas. Handcuffed with her legs restrained, Alesia can be seen getting punched ...
|Policeman Gets 8 Months for Knocking out Protestor's Tooth
A policeman has been jailed for 8 months for hitting a student protestor with his riot shield, knocking out a tooth. Andrew Ott had tried the "I felt threatened" self defense gambit giving evidence ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/21/2015||4||17||2||-|
|It's Good to be the White.
It's a good thing to be White In America, because you get to do things that other people could only dream of getting away with and go on living to tell the tale. If you're white you can stand ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/21/2015||23||31||2||-|
|High-ranking Georgia prison guard supervisor arrested for raping nine women inmates
Captain Daniel Johnson has been arrested after being formally charged with sexually assaulting at least nine different ...
|Guardian Oped: Revoke Police Licenses
One issue that comes up time and again regarding the out-of-control behavior of police departments across the country is the recycling of bad police officers from one police department to another. ...
|One month later, exposing the lies of the Baltimore Police in the death of Freddie Gray
Baltimore Police loading a clearly injured Freddie Gray into the back of their police van. Last ...
|Police wanted to charge 12-year-old Tamir Rice with 'aggravated menacing' and 'inducing panic'
Recently obtained documents from the Cleveland Police Department, displayed below, show that Tamir Rice was going to be charged with the outrageous crimes of "aggravated menacing" and "inducing ...
|CNN Discussion on Waco "Thugs" yet again shows we may have "Cop Problems" more than "Black Problems"
In the following clip from CNN in a discussion of how different the Police and media response has been to the mass murder spree and shootout by Waco Biker Gangs, contrasted to not just the so-called "
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/20/2015||18||42||-||-|
|Baltimore's NAACP to FOP - Stop w/ the sexism and racism
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby On Friday, the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) sent a letter to State Attorney Mosby's office noting "very deep concerns about the many ...
|New Freddie Gray Video: He Didn't Move When Shackled
According to Baltimore police, Freddie Gray was “irate” in a transport van after his arrest and they had to restrain him. However, that account is being challenged with the release by The ...
|Sunday Bloody Sunday – What Went Down in Waco
Sunday’s bloody battle, which pitched Waco police against two feuding gangs and their supporters, resulted in 9 dead, 18 critically injured and 174 arrests. That the dead and injured were ...
|The words of Malcolm X speaking on police brutality are eerily and disappointingly relevant today
Malcolm X speaking in Los Angeles on police brutality On April 27, 1962, the LAPD murdered Brother Ronald Stokes , a friend of ...
|Two open-carry activists. One white, one black. Two very different police responses
One of these things is not like the other. The video below shows two open-carry activists, both "demonstrating" their Second Amendment rights. Both were approached by police, but the reactions from ...
|Video captures police trying to illegally detain teenage girls, women rushing to their aid
Police, apparently from the 30th precinct near West Harlem in New York City, attempted to illegally detain two teenage girls from the community. As you will see in the video below the fold, these ...
|Why race is the main reason the murderous bloodbath in Waco was handled with velvet gloves
Nine people shot to death at a family restaurant . Dozens of others stabbed, beaten, and seriously injured. Over 100 guns recovered. Sounds like one of the ...
|Driving while black, brown, or Indian
Most people have heard or read the acronym "DWB," which stands for " Driving While Black ," or in many cases "Brown," derived from DWI—Driving While Intoxicated. In ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/17/2015||218||186||4||-|
|Tacoma: Drunk man assaults police. What happens next will shock you.
Tell me how you think this story ends. An armed drunk decides to go boating, leaves his gun on the dock, causes $300 damage to the marina by driving in a prohibited area, and then passes out ...
|Spotlight on Courage ~ StDDs Week 37
No! Poverty is not to be blamed for the murder of Michael Brown. Lack of opportunities did not take the life of Freddie Gray. The "absent black father" was not responsible for killing Walter Scott. ...
|Let's stop saying bad police officers are rare. Fact is they're plentiful from coast to coast.
Mugshots of the Baltimore Police Officers who killed Freddie Gray. A regular refrain from politicians who speak on the issue of police brutality is that bad police officers, be they ...
|If Trayvon Martin had lived: Meet Monroe Bird. Shot, paralyzed by his own neighborhood security
Monroe Bird and family It's no accident that Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, and Akai Gurley are dead. The men who shot and killed them showed ...
|Guardian: Chicago filmmaker alleges sexual assault at CPD Homan Square "black site"
The Guardian is reporting that a local Chicago filmmaker, Angel Perez, was interrogated and sexually assaulted at the Chicago Police Department's Homan Square "black site" in October 2012. (Warning:
|Video of cop macing handcuffed teens in holding cell surfaces, suddenly an investigation begins
Illinois state authorities say they are "investigating." What they are investigating is tied to a video, seemingly recorded at an Alton, Illinois police station,
|WATCH: An active duty soldier went to jail ALIVE and ends up DEAD
I don't know about you, but I am tired of these videos popping up with actual, factual brutality and sometimes DEATH of the alledged suspect at the hands of the police. This video below, will just ...
|Florida Prosecutors Clear Officer who Shot Boy with Down Syndrome Despite Video
The Palm Beach Deputy in this shooting, Jason Franqui, claimed he feared for his life because 17-year-old Jeremy Hutton who suffered from Down-Syndrome tried to "run him down" with the mini-van he'd ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/14/2015||14||32||1||-|
|After six months of waiting, family of Tamir Rice makes traumatic decision to have him cremated
Tamir Rice Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann nearly six months ago. While his family ...
|Find out why 166 days after Tamir Rice's death, officers haven't been interviewed by investigators
Just yesterday, nearly six months after police shot and killed Tamir Rice, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office announced that the agency was nearing the end of its investigation and that there ...
|Freddie Gray: Lt. Rice, part 3
The Guardian, an English newspaper, is all over this case: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/12/freddie-gray-officer-feud Meanwhile, my local paper in Carroll County, Maryland (where ...
|No charges for Madison, WI PO in shooting of Tony Robinson
I am so sick of this shit. Another PO shoots an unarmed black man and gets off. Following an inquiry by Wisconsin’s state division of criminal investigation [DCI], the Dane County district ...
|Breaking: No Charges in the Police Execution of Tony Robinson
This about sums it up. #TonyRobinson 's mother leaves crying, distraught. "They murdered my son." Family, friends comfort her, urge calm. — Dan Simmons (@MadDanWSJ) May 12, ...
|The police killing of Tamir Rice and the rampant lie of cases being 'under investigation'
The last known photo of Tamir Rice, taken just a month before he was shot and killed by the Cleveland PD Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was shot by ...
|Let's be clear: The brutal death of Natasha McKenna was not an accident
On April 28, the Fairfax County, Virginia, medical examiner ruled that the in-custody death of Natasha McKenna was ...
|Baltimore jail has refused to admit 2,600 people because they needed emergency medical care first
Before he was ever placed in the police van, Freddie Gray was in need of emergency medical treatment Baltimore Police have a major, systemic ...
|Black Man calls cops to report home invasion. What happened?
Yep: The cops shot him. A white police officer in a small South Carolina town shot and gravely wounded a black homeowner who had called 911 during an attempted home invasion. The officers apparently ...
|Freddie Gray's accused murderers threaten to sue Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby
That is the word reported by the Guardian | May 8, 2015 Officers being prosecuted over death of Freddie Gray threaten to sue Baltimore’s top prosecutor for arresting them, as they ...
|Dover, Delaware Kicking: why it was prosecuted
In another diary Shaun King asks why it took almost 2 years for the now-infamous "perp punting" video to see the light of day. (And no, I'm not making fun of anyone, it's just hard to know what to ...
|UPDATED X2: More on Murder of Freddie Gray: Lieutenant Rice, Part 2
On May 1st, I had a diary entitled "More on Murder of Freddie Gray: Lieutenant Rice." https://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/02/1381903/-More-on-Murder-of-Freddie-Gray-Lieutenant-Rice Rice, 41, ...
|All white upstate New York police pull over and draw guns on four big, scary black ... officers
From the head of the table, right to left: Mario Alexandre, Sheila Penister, Annette Thomas-Prince, and Samuel Washington—four licensed New York state ...
|California State Senate takes boldest stance in the nation on investigations into deaths by police
If this becomes full law in California, it's a game changer. ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Remembering Mya Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar Mya Hall. Have you heard the name before? If you haven't, you are not alone. While Freddie Gray is now a household name, two weeks before ...
|Could Oakland Become a Leader Against the Surveillance State?
Overview : Surveillance of oppressed groups and so-called undesirables has been a tenet of America's heritage. Slave patrols and infiltration made ...
|Chicago establishes Reparations Fund for victims of their police torture.
We have an ongoing discussion - for lack of a better word - about how to (A) rein in the out-of-control cop behavior we see every day now and (B) providing some sort of support of benefit to their ...
|Attorney General Lynch announces formal investigation into the Baltimore Police Department
Less than one month after Freddie Gray died following his ...
|3 disturbing questions concerning this video of an officer punt-kicking a black man in the face
The second before Officer Thomas Webster illegally kicks Lateef Dickerson in the face and knocks him out Everything about this video is wrong, awful, illegal, and disgusting. That's ...
|Every 7.5 Hours
Police Have Killed 400 People in 2015, A New Grieving Family Every 7.5 Hours I am posting just a tiny part of this article, currently posted at Alternet because it has a a few facts that do stand ...
|Released: 2013 dash cam video shows Dover officer kicking suspect's face
Officer Thomas Webster has been indicted for assaulting a suspect in 2013. The first time the case went before a grand jury, there was no indictment. Delaware's Attorney General Matt Denn reviewed ...
|125 days after Savannah police killed Matthew Ajibade, they've still provided no answers whatsoever
Matthew Ajibade Could you imagine having your loved one, your son, your brother, your significant other killed by police, in their custody, and hearing no response whatsoever as to how or why it ...
|Bill Clinton admits he's partly responsible for explosion of American prison population
In American politics, few people admit mistakes. They are made—and made in excess—but hearing a ...
|Miami Beach's Cops Gone Wild
You're probably a good person. If you saw a woman dragged out of a hotel by a man in street clothes, watched him punch her repeatedly, it might occur to you to call the police. That's what Andrew ...
|The Georgia sheriff who is above the law
Sheriff Victor Hill Sheriff Victor Hill is the untouchable Teflon Don of police officers. He's not only the highest ranking officer in Clayton County, Georgia, home to metro Atlanta, he's fully ...
|After justifying 97% of its police shootings, Palm Beach County seeks citizen review board
Dontrell Stephens being shot in the back by a Palm Beach County officer In Palm Beach County, Florida, police, according to their own investigations of themselves, can do no wrong whatsoever. No ...
|Baltimore mayor requests a full-scale DOJ investigation into the Baltimore Police Department
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
|New evidence shows the arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson was based on lies
UVA Student Martese Johnson Arrested and assaulted by Virginia law enforcement, UVA honors student Martese Johnson will soon have his day in ...
|Why Tamir Rice has not yet been buried six months after being shot and killed by Cleveland police
Tamir in a photo taken in the month before he was shot and killed by Cleveland police Shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann of the Cleveland ...
|A Body Camera Won't Bring a Dead Boy to Life Nor Revoke a License to Kill.
Police pull up suddenly on some young black men. One of them runs. A cops gives chase. "Shots fired." One more dead. "I feared for my life." This is a script that is running on loopback in cities ...
|Police at Station with #FreddieGray's Limp Body: "We gave him a run for his money"
Now that charges have been filed in the Police Murder of Freddie Gray we've begun to hear the excuses and counter claims that the Prosecutor " Overcharged ", was "Politically Motivated" in ...
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|Baltimore Police Union has the gall to start a 'My Life Matters' campaign after 6 officers arrested
New hashtag promoted by the Baltimore Police Union What in the world? After six Baltimore police officers were arrested on felony charges in ...
|SC refuses to release 'horrible and offensive' dashcam video of officer killing unarmed black man
Officer Justin Craven after being charged with misconduct in the shooting death of Ernest Satterwhite On April 7, two white police officers in South Carolina were arrested for shooting and ...
|I can find no evidence of the Baltimore Sun's "Purge" Claim from Monday
The Baltimore Sun made the following claim about the riots on Monday: The incident stemmed from a flier that circulated widely among city school students via social media about a “purge” to ...
|R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
|From Oakland to Baltimore. Labor & Community Against Police Terror on May Day.
A simple tweetpic essay. from the 510 to the 410 pic.twitter.com/3EhcbjcnWw — m4rg1n4L (@marg1nal) May 1, 2015 Putting the final touches on chalk art at Oscar Grant Plaza before the march ...
|Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
|Baltimore police commish knew Freddie Gray's death was a crime--here's why
For all the kicking and screaming that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police directed at Marilyn Mosby today after six of their brothers were indicted for their role in the death of Freddie Gray, ...
|Christian Dem in NC||05/01/2015||12||27||-||-|
|UPDATE x2: HOLY CRAP. Baltimore FOP channels their inner Frank Nitti
This may seem a bit self-centered since my other diary is already at the top of the Rec list, but a couple people suggested that my update deserves it's own diary as well to ensure maximum exposure, ...
|Had you ever even heard of police doing rough rides before Freddie Gray? They're everywhere.
Freddie Gray being loaded into a van by Baltimore Police On April 12th, six Baltimore police officers assaulted Freddie Gray and took him on something I'll admit I've never heard of ...
|Updated route of Baltimore Police van proves they were deliberately off course with Freddie Gray
Freddie Gray being loaded into the Baltimore Police Van. Again, because the Baltimore Police refuse to release any real statements from the officers involved in the April 12th arrest and April 19th ...
|Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program
Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, ...
|Holy Crap. "Depraved Heart Murder"? UPDATE: FOP channels Frank Nitti
Thanks to reporters Mark Puente & Wesley Lowery for the screen shot: The official list of charges against the 6 officers (not 1, not 2, not 3...*six*) is out:
|Baltimore Police Triggered the Riots
Mother Jones magazine reported that police actions triggered the riot.
|She's overseeing Freddie Gray case; both parents, grandfather, 2 aunts, 3 uncles are police officers
Marilyn Mosby 5/1 UPDATE: Marilyn Mosby just charged all six officers with crimes ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. I seriously doubted that someone with such deep ties ...
|A complete takedown of the lies spread by the Baltimore PD and Washington Post on Freddie Gray
It was only a two-minute drive between the police station and where Freddie Gray was arrested. Why, then, did it take 30 minutes? So many egregious ...
|It's about Ethics in Journalism - Washington Post Claims Freddie Gray Broke Own Spine.
The Washington Post has published a report based on a leaked document . We don't know who leaked it to them. In it, a prisoner who was placed in the police van some time after Freddie Gray was ...
|AAAnd the Baltimore PD is OFF with the Latest Bullsomething
Ok, I admit to being a bit obsessive with the Freddie Gray case and subsequent protests and police riots but this latest posted on the not venerable WaPo is utter bullshite. Prisoner in Van Says . .
|No, Freddie Gray did not have spinal surgery "a week before" his arrest
More excellent coverage from the Baltimore SUN, sticking a thumb in the eye of the F--- Rep----c website and its vicious rumors. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-gray-settlement-...
|Father of black Detroit youth shot by ICE agent: "They brought my son downstairs and executed him"
Originally posted at Eclectablog . On Monday of this week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer Mitchell Quinn shot and killed 20-year old Detroiter Terrance Kellom. The killing took ...
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