Tamir Rice and America’s Legacy of Racism

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As I'm sure you know by now, and as anyone paying attention could have predicted, a grand jury decided not to indict the officer who shot and killed 12-year old Tamir Rice in Cleveland (more accurately, the prosecutor decided that the grand jury would not indict him). Stephen Henderson, an editor at the Detroit Free Press, correctly puts the killing in the context of America's troubled racial history: … [Read more...]


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Another Federal Judge Rubber Stamps Illegal Police Behavior

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My friend Radley Balko does his usual brilliant job of dissecting a terrible court ruling that, as is so often the case, allows the police to justify behavior that clearly violates the 4th Amendment with the most flimsy and ridiculous of excuses. The case involves a SWAT raid on a couple because they were believed to be growing pot. They were actually growing tomatoes. … [Read more...]


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Ferguson Cop Whines: ‘My Life is Ruined’

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Remember the cop from Ferguson, MO who pointed an AR-15 rifle at a journalist and screamed "I'm going to fucking kill you"? Well now he faces the possibility of actually being held responsible for a criminal threat to murder someone and he's whining his ass off about it. It's just so unfair because his life is now ruined over 30 seconds over a 20 year career. … [Read more...]


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Racist SF Cops Likely to Get Away With It

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You may have heard about the case of a group of police officers from San Francisco who were found to have exchanged a huge number of text messages that show them to be racists, even white supremacists. But now it looks like they're going to get away with it and not face any discipline at all because the San Francisco Police Department knew about the messages but did not start disciplinary proceedings for more than a year after learning of them. … [Read more...]


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Cop Resigns After Expressing Desire to Kill Blacks in Altercation

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It seems like we're getting one of these stories about every where, where some dumbass cop decides it would be a good idea to just blurt out their desire to kill people while on duty. This time it's a deputy sheriff in Thomasville, Georgia, who posted on Facebook that he wished he had been called to a disturbance at a fast food restaurant because he could have killed everyone involved. … [Read more...]


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Man Arrested for Violent Threats Against Obama, Liberals

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A man in Washington state has been arrested by the FBI for a long series of violent threats against liberals, President Obama and many others, which he posted on the Fox News website and other places. He used the nickname Joseywhales and has threatened the lives of one CEO, Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as employees of a company he had a grudge against over abortion. … [Read more...]


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Death Sentenced Overturned Due to DA’s Biblical References

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A California man who was sentenced to death for the murder of a 65-year old woman has had that sentence overturned and remanded for new sentencing because the prosecutor in the case used quotes from the Bible to urge the jury to apply the death penalty in the case. He also slammed the defense attorneys for the man, who never objected to the prosecutor's clear misconduct. From the massive 226 page ruling: … [Read more...]


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Cop Says He Likes to Kill People, Gets 30-day Suspension

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An officer for the San Antonio Police Department will be back to work soon after serving a 30-day suspension for posting on Facebook that he loves his job because he gets to kill people without going to jail. The police department says that the fact that they suspended him proves how seriously they take the situation; I say it proves the exact opposite. … [Read more...]


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Shocking News: A Racist Cop in Cobb County, Georgia

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In the least surprising news since the last time Donald Trump said something stupid and racist, a cop in Cobb County, Georgia has been caught on tape being a blatant racist during a traffic stop. This is the same cop who was accused of racial profiling by a black county commissioner a few months ago. Rather than being suspended or fired, though, he's been reassigned to another precinct. … [Read more...]


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Cop Prosecuted After Out-of-Control Misconduct

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A police officer in Prince George's County, Maryland, a county with a long and appalling record of police misconduct and abuse, was actually found guilty of assault after being videotaped violating the rights of two innocent men (black men, of course; do you even need to ask?) while going on a massive power trip. The details of this case are just mind-boggling, but really not surprising. … [Read more...]


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AL Police Department Covered Up Cops Planting Drugs and Guns on Black Men

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The Henry County Reports has an absolutely bombshell report about the police department and prosecutor's office in Dothan, Alabama. A group of cops in the department blew the whistle on a bunch of other cops there, leaking documents from internal affairs that show that a group of neo-Confederate officers planted drugs and guns on hundreds of black suspects and the police chief and DA covered it all up. … [Read more...]


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Who’s to Blame for Planned Parenthood Shooting? Obama, of Course.

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Bo Dietl, a former NYPD detective who, for some weird reason, has become a minor celebrity (he even did Arby's commercials for a while, which were incredibly annoying), went on Fox News as the shooting in Colorado was still unfolding and blamed it all on President Obama. In a weird, rambling mishmash about Paris and terrorists and how our cops are outmanned, it was all about Obama "acting like a fool." … [Read more...]


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