Tag: racist police

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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He’s Just a Good Ol’ Boy: Fired Michigan Cop’s Excuse for Having a KKK Application in His Home

Photo: iStock If you grew up during the ’80s when The Dukes of Hazzard ruled the TV airwaves, then you’re probably familiar with the opening lines from its Waylon Jennings-penned theme song: “Just’a good ol’ boys, Never meaning no harm …” And that, in a nutshell, is the excuse being offered up by a Michigan […]

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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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Report: Hundreds of Police Officers Belong to Racist Facebook Groups

Illustration: iStock Investigative journalists have discovered hundreds of law enforcement officers around the country who are active in members-only Facebook groups that are based on racism, hate and … well, it would be nice to add a third thing here, but that’s about it. Reveal, a news website site run by the nonprofit Center for […]

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Secret Service Agent Claims He Was Targeted While on Duty by Park Police Because He’s Black

Photo: iStock A retired former Secret Service agent has filed a federal lawsuit accusing two Park Police officers in the D.C. metro area of stopping him and detaining him because he is black. The Washington Post reports that according to testimony he gave in a deposition, Nathaniel Hicks was on duty and pulled over on […]

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Police Officers Get Exposed For Making Racist Social Media Posts, So Cities Decide to Investigate

Photo: iStock Police officers and departments across the nation have been accused of having implicit bias against and racist views about black people for a long time. The accusations are not new, but they are often refuted by those accused. We are supposed to believe that law enforcement officers view everyone the same and treat […]

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