Tag: police brutality

A Police Union Is Telling Cops to Use the Punisher’s Logo Amid an Investigation Into Racist Social Media Posts

The Punisher symbol.Image: Marvel Earlier this year, a group of St. Louis police officers were put on administrative leave after their racist social media posts were resurfaced, prompting the police department to launch an investigation into them. Now, the head of St. Louis’ police union is calling for its members to support their fellow cops […]

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A Police Chief Was ‘Concerned’ About How His Department Handled Police Shootings, So He Kept It a Secret

Photo: iStock A Kansas police chief said that he was so concerned that his department was “contaminating” police shooting probes that he took several steps to address the issue, including continuing to employ allegedly corrupt officers, keeping broken policies in place and—most importantly—keeping all of this a secret. According to the Associated Press, newly filed […]

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Chicago Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Cop Said to Be Caught on Video Beating Man Undergoing Psych Eval

Photo: iStock Attorneys for a man whose vicious beating, allegedly by a Chicago cop, was captured on surveillance video are calling out Chicago’s Cook County prosecutor’s office for deciding to drop all charges against the cop. “I think anyone could look at that video and make a determination that it’s excessive force,” Andrew M. Stroth, a lawyer […]

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Beyond Dick: This One’s for the Ladies Is All About the Joy and Pain of Black Women

Screenshot: This One’s for the Ladies Trailer You would think This One’s for the Ladies, Gene Graham’s foray into strip shows for black women, would be all about dick. If so, you would be wrong. In fact, once you nasty girls (and boys) are drawn into this world, you are in fact exposed to the […]

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Starbucks Apologizes for Making Cops Leave Because Customer ‘Did Not Feel Safe’

Photo: Chris Hondros (Getty Images) On rare occasions, the cyclical nature of the universe creates a situation where yin meets yang, the sowers of havoc must reap the fruits of their nefarious harvest and the dispensers of bitter pills finally get a taste of their own medicine. Or, as the great educator, philosopher and vegan […]

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A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist Was ‘Swatted’ but Survived. Here’s What He Has to Say About That

Screenshot: Miami Herald Leonard Pitts Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald, was laying in his bed in Bowie, Md., early on Sunday morning when he woke up to a phone call. It was the police. The police told him they received a 911 call that he had murdered his wife. They instructed […]

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Florida Cop Accused of Racism, Brutality and Sexual Assault Named Officer of the Year

Photo: iStock A Florida police chief said he will review his department’s process of handing out its annual Officer of the Year award after its most recent recipient was also named in two excessive force lawsuits and a citizen review board called his conduct “unprofessional and racist.” In February, the Orlando Police Department named Jonathan […]

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Video: DC Metro Officers Tase Man Because He Looked Like He Wanted to Fight Cops

Screenshot: Chemere Jones (Facebook) A video of a Washington, D.C., Metro police officer tasing a man who was simply asking questions about the detention of two juveniles has sparked outrage and anger among residents and activists. But no one was “shocked” by the incident…unless you count the man who was subjected to D.C. Metro cops’ […]

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Pete Buttigieg Faces the Ire of Black South Bend Residents After Fatal Police Shooting

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Through the early days of the 2020 presidential campaign, Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has had trouble getting black voters to come to his events. That was not the case on Sunday—but then again, this wasn’t a campaign stop. Buttigieg took a break from campaigning last week following […]

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Julián Castro Wants to Stop Police Brutality by Getting Rid of Qualified Immunity

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks at the National Forum on Wages and Working People: Creating an Economy That Works for All at Enclave on April 27, 2019 in Las Vegas.Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images “Qualified immunity” refers to one of the most powerful federal laws that protects police officers from personal liability in cases of […]

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Family Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against City of Phoenix After Police Allegedly Assault, Threaten to Shoot Family

Image: iStock A family is suing the City of Phoenix for $10 million after police officers were caught on video using what the family believes is excessive force. Per AZ Central: Dravon Ames, 22, and his pregnant fiancée, 24-year-old Aisha Harper were pulled over by Phoenix police near 36th and Roosevelt streets on May 29. […]

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‘Expert’ Says It Was ‘Reasonable’ for Cops to Fire 55 Bullets at a Man Sleeping in His Car

Screenshot: YouTube (Willie World) An extensive report by a former police apologist officer has surprisingly absolved California police officers of any wrongdoing in a police shooting, concluding that it was reasonable for multiple officers to open fire on a man who fell asleep in his car. On Feb. 9, a Vallejo, Calif., Taco Bell employee […]

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Dallas High School Cuts Off Valedictorian’s Mic After She Mentions Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice in Graduation Speech

Screenshot: Twitter Principal Temesghen Asmerom described it as a “technical difficulty” to the students, staff, and family members who had gathered together for the Emmett J. Conrad High School graduation in Dallas last Saturday. But a video, which has now gone viral, appears to tell another story. Just after valedictorian Rooha Haghar mentions “Trayvon Martin, […]

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Texas Authorities Deny Withholding Sandra Bland Video

The Texas Department of Public Safety is denying the office withheld a cellphone video of the killing of Sandra Bland during a 2015 traffic stop. Bland, 28 from just outside Chicago, used her phone to film a white state trooper who drew his taser and yelled “I will light you up!” while demanding she step […]

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#StephonClark: Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Lethal Force Advances in California

Photo: Getty A little more than a year after Sacramento, Calif., police gunned down an unarmed Stephon Clark as the 22-year-old father of two stood in his grandparents’ backyard, California may be on the cusp of passing the nation’s strictest law governing when police can use deadly force. #StephonClark: One Year Later, There Is Still […]

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