Tag: Police

Idaho Trooper Nearly Struck While Investigating Another Crash

The Idaho State Police released dashcam footage showing a trooper walking away unscathed after an oncoming driver slammed into the crash scene he was investigating. The incident took place on October 8 near Idaho 53 and Ramsey Road, with ISP Trooper Enrique Llerenas responding. According to authorities, the tow truck driver wasn’t the one responsible […]

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Police Chief Says It’s Perfectly Fine an Officer Was Part of a Hate Group Because the Cop Already Retired From Racism

What would happen if a police chief found out one of his officers was a part of a white nationalist organization known for violent attacks? What if a jury had already determined that the officer was guilty of violating a citizen’s constitutional rights in a violent attack? What if someone could prove this cop had […]

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You’re in a Police Lineup, Right Now

Face recognition technology is being used to unlock phones, clear customs, identify immigrants and solve crimes. In the Video Op-Ed above, Clare Garvie demands the United States government hit pause on face recognition. She argues that while this convenient technology may seem benign to those who feel they have nothing to hide, face recognition is […]

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If You Love Me, Do Not Call the Police

I do not want to die. Because I am far from infallible, I am willing to concede the slight possibility that there exists a scenario in which I may benefit from the presence of the police. Even though I’ve tried to imagine such a situation, I admit that I may have overlooked some hypothetical plight […]

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Fort Worth Officer Fatally Shot Woman Inside Her Home, Police Say

A Texas police officer responding to a call was outside a woman’s home when he shot and killed her as she was inside early on Saturday, officials said. Officers responded to a residence in Fort Worth, Tex., regarding an “open structure” call around 2:30 a.m. and found the front door open, the police said in […]

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Stephon Clark’s Sons Reach $2.4 Million Settlement Over Police Killing

The family of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot seven times by Sacramento police officers last year and whose death prompted California to change its use-of-force law, reached a $2.4 million settlement this week with the capital city, court filings show. The money will go to Mr. Clark’s two sons, ages 2 […]

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‘Like a Prisoner in My Own Home’: Black NJ Family Says They Were Arrested for ‘Loitering’ in Their Own Front Yard

The definition of loitering, as it relates to criminal offense, generally runs along the lines of this: to hang around a public place with no expressed—particularly, legal—purpose. It follows then, that one place you can’t loiter in, by definition, is your home; a very not public place where the expectation is you do whatever (hopefully […]

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‘Like a Prisoner in My Own Home’: Black Family Says They Were Arrested for ‘Loitering’ in Their Own Front Yard [Corrected]

The definition of loitering, as it relates to criminal offense, generally runs along the lines of this: to hang around a public place with no expressed—particularly, legal—purpose. It follows then, that one place you can’t loiter in, by definition, is your home; a very not public place where the expectation is you do whatever (hopefully […]

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Florida Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Deadly Parking Confrontation

A Florida man was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a confrontation last year over a handicapped parking space. The local sheriff had initially refused to arrest the gunman, who is white, citing the state’s sweeping and controversial Stand Your Ground law. During […]

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Baltimore’s Top Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Moves to Throw Out Nearly 800 Cases Involving Tainted Cops

Photo: Jerod Harris (Getty Images for BET) In the wake of a massive police scandal, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is asking the courts to toss out nearly 800 criminal cases linked to Baltimore cops her office believes cannot be trusted. Prosecutors are hoping to wipe out 790 convictions linked to 25 police officers, including […]

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White City Council in Majority Black City Quietly Moves Only Voting Location to Police Station

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) The rapidly gentrifying Atlanta suburb known for banning sagging pants has outraged black residents while likely delighting the state’s vote-suppressing governor by announcing a decision to move the city’s only polling location to the local police department. On September 3, the City Council of Jonesboro, Ga. voted to move the […]

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36 Civil Rights Groups Demand End to Amazon’s Partnerships with Police

Thirty-six civil rights organizations signed an open letter demanding local, state, and federal officials to end partnerships between Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company, and over 405 law enforcement agencies around the country. The open letter, which was published yesterday by digital rights advocacy group Fight for the Future, also demands municipalities to pass surveillance oversight […]

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Black Police Officer Says He Was Forced to Resign, Told He Was a ‘Disgrace’ to Uniform After Wearing an Afro Wig

Photo: iStock A Georgia police officer is calling out Dekalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann after being forced to resign just three days before his retirement. The offense? Wearing an Afro-wig while he was posted outside a courthouse, directing traffic. Antonio Perryman told WSB-TV says he was “robbed” of completing 20 years of service with the […]

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N.Y.P.D. Officer’s Funeral Brings Commissioner and Comrades to Tears

MONROE, N.Y. — They came by the thousands — officers in ceremonial uniforms, officials in somber suits and navy dresses, friends, family members and strangers, dressed as much in grief as in actual fabric. They converged on a church in this small upstate town on Friday to mourn the untimely death of a young New […]

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Terrorism Motive Eyed in Paris Police Stabbing Attack

PARIS — French antiterrorism prosecutors on Friday took over the investigation into the killing of four people at Paris Police Headquarters, suggesting investigators were considering a possible terrorism motive. The exact reasons for the opening of a terrorism investigation were unclear, but it was likely to raise questions about whether the suspect — who worked […]

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