Tag: law enforcement

Cops Furious They Won’t Be Able to Kill More Black People After Prosecutor Announces Not-So-Radical Police Reform

Minnesota Prosecutor Defunds Police All by Himself Advertisement But wait…I thought they wanted to protect and serve? I thought “Blue Lives” mattered? This policy is backed up by years of research and statistical evidence, why would they oppose a policy that reduced their workload, made them safer and made their relationship with the public better? […]

Read More

Ohio Democrat Proposes New Police Bodycam Law Inspired by Fatal Shooting of Andre Hill

Black Lives Matter Activists hold signs outside the Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse during the arraignment of Adam Coy, the former Columbus Police officer who shot and killed Andre Hill, in Columbus, Ohio on February 5, 2021.Photo: Stephen Zenner (Getty Images) On December 22, 2020, 47-year-old Andre Hill was shot and killed in Columbus, Ohio, […]

Read More

FBI Requests a New Look at Ronald Greene’s Autopsy Following Release of Graphic Body Camera Footage

Image: Louisiana State Police (AP) The FBI has requested a reexamination of Ronald Greene’s autopsy as a result of the graphic, leaked body camera footage that shed light on the circumstances that may have led to his 2019 death while in the custody of Louisiana state troopers. Advertisement The Associated Press reports that the review […]

Read More

Officer Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice Denied Reinstatement After Ohio Supreme Court Denies Appeal

Photo: Angelo Merendino (Getty Images) While it’s nothing close to justice, the firing of the violent thug cop who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice will stand after the Ohio Supreme Court denied his appeal. Advertisement Insider reports that the court declined to hear former Cleveland Police officer Timothy Loehmann’s appeal regarding his 2017 firing from […]

Read More

Members of Heavily-Armed Black Militia Shut Down Traffic on Massachusetts Interstate for Nine Hours

A group of heavily-armed men who say they’re part of a movement “that does not recognize” the laws of the United States were arrested Saturday after a nine-hour standoff with police that shut down parts of a Massachusetts interstate. Advertisement NBC Boston reports: The group of nine men were reportedly in two cars stopped in […]

Read More

A Teen Was Having Car Trouble. A Sheriff’s Deputy Shot and Killed Him.

During a traffic stop last week, an Arkansas sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a teenage boy who was only armed with a neon-blue jug of antifreeze, family members told VICE News. Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Michael Davis stopped 17-year-old Hunter Brittain near Cabot, Arkansas, at about 3 a.m. last Wednesday, and it’s still unclear […]

Read More

Can Criminal Justice Reform Survive a Wave of Violent Crime?

City leaders today have ways to address this ambivalence that were simply not available in the 1970s. While people in higher-crime neighborhoods may hold complex and ambivalent views about the police, they understandably want someone to rein in the violence their communities face. Traditionally, law enforcement has shouldered that task, but we understand better now […]

Read More

A Black Man Was Shot by Georgia Cops Serving Drug Warrant. Attorneys Say Details Mirror Breonna Taylor Case

Photo: Chris Carlson (AP) On Dec. 17, 49-year-old Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was shot dead in an apartment in Smyrna, Ga., by a member of a the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team while the team was executing a no-knock drug warrant. Bolton’s name was not listed on that warrant or any other warrant related to […]

Read More

Judge Rules Derek Chauvin Is a Broke Bitch, Unable to Hire an Attorney in Federal Civil Rights Case

Photo: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office (AP) Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin isn’t only a convicted murderer; apparently, he’s also a broke bitch. A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Chauvin is “financially unable” to hire an attorney to defend him in his civil rights case. Advertisement According to Insider, Chauvin appeared before federal court […]

Read More

Police Strip Searching Teen and Entering Home Without Warrant Leads to Baton Rouge Paying Out $35,000 to Family

Photo: Alex_Alekseev (Shutterstock) Clarence Green was driving in his car on New Year’s Day last year when he was pulled over by a police officer in Baton Rouge, La. The ensuing traffic stop was anything but routine as the officer proceeded to publicly strip search Green and his 16-year-old brother. Over a year later, the […]

Read More

2 Tacoma Police Officers Charged With Murder and a 3rd Charged With Manslaughter in Death of Manuel Ellis

People listen during a vigil for Manuel Ellis, a Black man whose March death while in Tacoma Police custody was recently found to be a homicide, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, near the site of his death on June 3, 2020 in Tacoma, Washington. Photo: David Ryder (Getty Images) Weeks before George […]

Read More

Massachusetts School District Suspends School Police Program After Cops Were Called on 6-Year-Old

Photo: maroke (Shutterstock) I never understand the logic behind calling the police on a very young child. I can’t imagine looking at a 6-year-old and going “Fuck, I’m in danger.” Apparently, officials at a school in Somerville, Mass., didn’t feel the same way, and after an incident where the police were called on a 6-year-old […]

Read More

Kristen Clarke Confirmed as First Black Woman to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division Despite Republican Opposition

Kristen Clarke, President of the National Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, testifies during a Senate Rules Committee hearing concerning preparedness for the 2020 election in the Russell Senate Office Building on July 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) On Tuesday, Kristen Clarke became the first Black woman to be […]

Read More

Texas Governor Announces Intention to Sign Bill That Would Prevent Cities From Defunding the Police

Photo: Eric Gay (AP) Texas Republicans truly operate on a whole ‘nother level when it comes to dumbfuckery. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he intends to sign a bill that would make it significantly more difficult for a city to defund its police force. Advertisement According to CBS News, Austin Police Association President […]

Read More

Rally Held in Minneapolis to Mark the One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

People carry a symbolic casket at a rally and march for the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death on Sunday, May 23 in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Christian Monterrosa (AP) To mark the one-year anniversary of his death, activists, citizens, and members of Floyd’s family gathered to celebrate his life and continue the fight for reform. […]

Read More

Prosecutors Move to Add Another Charge Against the 3 Former Officers Involved in George Floyd’s Death

Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (AP) Last month, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three charges in the murder of George Floyd. As we await sentencing in the case, new developments have occurred in the case of the three officers charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin in Floyd’s death. The verdict […]

Read More