Tag: Police

Amir Locke Will Become the Face of No-Knock Warrant Bans, Family Says

Andre Locke, father of Amir Locke, speaks about a civil lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis for the police shooting death of Amir Locke during a no-knock warrant during a press conference on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.Photo: Stephen Maturen /Minnesota Public Radio (AP) The family of Amir Locke, a 22-year-old who was shot and killed […]

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Serial Rapist David Carrick, a Former U.K. Police Officer, Is Sentenced to Life

LONDON — A London police officer was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison for violence against 12 women over a 17-year period, a series of attacks in which a judge said he took “monstrous advantage” of his victims as he abused his power as a police officer. The case of the officer, David Carrick, […]

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Amid Criticism, Elite Crime Teams Dwindled. Then Cities Brought Them Back.

In 2020, about three weeks after George Floyd’ death, New York’s police commissioner at the time, Dermot F. Shea, announced the disbanding of the department’s anti-crime units, plainclothes teams that had been involved in numerous police killings, including the death of Eric Garner in 2014. Mr. Shea described the move as “a seismic shift in […]

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U.K. Court Hears Details of David Carrick’s Years of Sexual Abuse

The police officer told one woman he was the “safest person she could be with,” before threatening her with a gun and raping her repeatedly. He shut another woman in a small closet under his staircase, holding her there for hours on end. One of the women he sexually assaulted was a fellow police officer. […]

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‘Bad Apples’ or Systemic Issues?

Yes, this is in part a consequence of anti-intellectual strains on the right and among right-wing media. And this conservative mistrust of higher education (and secondary education) is causing it to turn its back on free speech and instead resort to punitive legislation, such as Florida’s recently passed “Stop Woke Act,” which a federal court […]

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Watching the Watchmen

American communities need robust law enforcement, and the vast majority of police officers are public servants performing dangerous work with dedication. The footage of Memphis police officers killing Tyre Nichols in early January, however, is all the more unbearable because Americans have seen the likes of it so many times before. Too many Americans today […]

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Muscle Cars, Balaclavas and Fists: How the Scorpions Rolled Through Memphis

Mike Scholl, a defense lawyer who has had several clients arrested by the unit, said the problem was the officers’ often heavy-handed tactics — some of his clients said they were beaten, including the man with the busted jaw — and the perception that the Scorpions often seemed to be looking for trouble. “If they […]

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What Were the Miami Police Thinking With That “Black History Month” Cop Car?

Arrington went on to attack a government program that hasn’t even happened. “There’s a whole of government assault for all the world to see on an industry: American energy,” he lamented. “And it’s being replaced with this Green New Deal—hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, tax credits, grants,” Arrington continued, horrified at the idea […]

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Bodies of 3 Men Are Found After They Disappeared in Detroit

The bodies of three Michigan men who disappeared on Jan. 21 after a canceled rap show in Detroit were found on Thursday at an abandoned apartment building in nearby Highland Park, Mich., the state police said on Friday. The men, Armani Kelly, Dante Wicker and Montoya Givens, were all supposed to attend a rap event […]

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Where American Democracy Isn’t Very Democratic

Earlier this week, I wrote that American policing lies largely outside of democratic control. In practice, despite the formal authority of mayors, city councilors and other elected officials, police departments can and do operate without meaningful accountability or public oversight. But the problem of democracy and American policing goes beyond questions of accountability. The police […]

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Videos of Police Brutality Against Black People Are a Futile Spectacle in White America

The trauma videos can inflict on Black Americans is well documented. From this perspective, the videos are problematic reminders of the threat of violence that underwrites Black life. On the other hand, a case has been made that videos of police shootings have an evidentiary function in that they help illuminate the ubiquity of police […]

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Serial Tesla Road Rager Charged After Police Find Steroids And $30k In His Car

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UK Police Release Footage Of Driver Ramming Officer On Motorcycle

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The Urgency of Police Reform Is at the Mercy of a Divided Congress

Horsford has invited Nichols’s family as his guests to the president’s State of the Union address next week; he told the Post that he is hopeful that Biden will address police reform in his remarks. “We want him to be involved in this because it’s important enough to the American people that all of our […]

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Armed Cops Should Not Be Making Traffic Stops. Period.

I understand that the U.S. is never going to be Sweden or England. We’re a more violent society; there are 400 million guns floating around—a calculation that the police officers of other countries don’t have to price in every time they walk their beat. But more federal laws and standards would help around the margins. […]

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“I’m Just Trying to Get Home”: Memphis Police Release Videos of Fatal Beating of Tyre Nichols

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