Tag: police misconduct

2 Ex-NYC Cops Get Probation for Having Sex With a Handcuffed Teenager They’d Just Arrested

Photo: iStock Two former New York City cops slipped through a crack in New York law and now will serve just five months’ probation for having sex in the back of a police van with a handcuffed 18-year-old they’d just arrested on a marijuana charge. Prosecutors fought to have Eddie Martins, 39, and Richard Hall, […]

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Late Charge: Judge Says Prosecutors’ Demand to Free ‘Innocent’ Man Jailed for Murder Comes 24 Years Too Late

Photo: iStock Despite overwhelming evidence by prosecutors that a man sitting in a Missouri prison was wrongfully convicted of murder, a judge has denied a bid for a new trial saying, essentially, that the request comes 24 years too late. Twenty-four years is how long Lamar Johnson has been trapped in prison for what even […]

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Nashville Police Officer Resigns After Video Surfaces of Him Brutally Slamming Black Woman Against a Car

Screenshot: News Now DC A Nashville police officer who is under investigation for using excessive force during a traffic stop has submitted his resignation. The Tennessean reports that on July 3, officer Barrett Teague was involved in an altercation with a female motorist after he stopped her for driving with expired tags. From the Tennessean: […]

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9 Hampton University Police Officers Fired for Participating in ‘Racist, Misogynistic’ Meme War

Screenshot: WAVY-TV Nine officers from Hampton University’s police department have been fired after racist and misogynistic comments they made were discovered by the university. From the Washington Post: The officers committed “egregious violations of the university’s code of conduct” when they shared misogynistic, racist and other offensive remarks, according to a statement issued by the […]

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Alabama Police Officer Rehired After Mocking Nigel Shelby’s Suicide: ‘We Feel He Will Be a Good Addition to the Department’

Image: iStock In April, we learned of Nigel Shelby—the 15-year-old Huntsville High freshman who allegedly took his own life after relentless homophobic bullying drove him to despair. His tragic fate became headline news as mourners throughout the world struggled to come to grips with this devastating loss. Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade Among Celebrities to Cover […]

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Philadelphia Yanks 72 Police Officers Off the Street Because They Couldn’t Stop Being Racist on Facebook

Image: iStock Maybe racist rhetoric on social media isn’t really your thing, but 72 Philadelphia police officers just got yanked off the street and reassigned to administrative duty because it’s apparently theirs. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Philadelphia Police Department has taken 72 officers off street duty as it continues to investigate scores of racist […]

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Offers Legal Counsel to Phoenix Family Held at Gunpoint By Police, Calls Incident ‘Absolutely Sickening’

Photo: Slaven Vlasic (Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) If Clark Kent had a real life alter ego, it might be Jay-Z. The 49-year-old billionaire has been using his immense fortune and influence to save artists like Lil Wayne from the IRS, to pour $50 million into criminal justice reform and to otherwise balance the scales […]

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Cop Detains Innocent Black Man, Answers ‘Fuck You Is My Name’ When Asked to Identify Himself

Image: The Free Thought Project Video (YouTube) Police officers are well aware of the tremendous power and authority they wield, yet historically they’ve abused it at the cost of black lives. Time after time, instance after instance, we’ve borne witness to innocent black men who are harassed, demeaned or slaughtered simply for existing, while those […]

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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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