The Astonishing Chutzpah of the San Francisco Police Union

The San Francisco Police Officer's Association, which is their union, sent a scathing letter to the owner of the San Francisco 49ers full of howls of hypocritical outrage over Colin Kaepernick's protest against police brutality and racism. … [Read more...]

Giuliani’s Substance-Free Response to DOJ Report on Baltimore PD

Fox News invited Rudy Giuliani on to talk about the Department of Justice report on rampant civil rights violations by the Baltimore Police Department and, predictably, he offered not a single substantive argument against any of its findings. … [Read more...]

Oath Keepers Want All Able Bodied People in Militias

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, a man so far out on the right-wing fringe that he demanded that John McCain be hung for treason, responded to the shooting of five police officers in Dallas by calling for the formation of new militias that would include every "able bodied citizen." … [Read more...]

The Sordid History of the Baton Rouge Police Department

The Baton Rouge Police Department, the ones whose officers gunned down Alton Sterling last week, have a long and sordid history of racism and police brutality. My friend Alex Songe, who lived in Baton Rouge for many years, sent along this article. … [Read more...]

MI Supreme Court: Cops Can Lie, Can’t Be Prosecuted

The Michigan Supreme Court last week ruled that police officers cannot be prosecuted for lying to investigators looking into possible violations of the law, citing a state law that gives them immunity whenever they are forced to testify about anything. … [Read more...]

Cop Gets Away With Planting Evidence on a Suspect

A Wisconsin police officer who admitted to planting a suspect's ID and a bullet in a backpack in a search of his home in order to frame him has pretty much completely gotten away with it, getting only a short probation and some community service rather than jail time. … [Read more...]

NYPD Commish Blames Cell Phone Video for Violent Cops

With one of his officers on leave pending an investigation into him pointing his gun at bystanders, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is blaming the "epidemic" of cell phone videos of police officers committing misconduct and abuse for that misconduct. … [Read more...]

Suit Filed Over Vicious Police Attack on Teen Girl

I've seen some disturbing videos of police brutality in my life, but here's one that there is no possible way anyone could argue was justified. It happened in 2014 when an off-duty cop working mall security viciously assaulted a 14 year old girl for riding her bike through the mall parking lot on her way home. … [Read more...]

FBI Director Thinks Cops Restrained by Viral Videos

FBI Director James Comey is once again lamenting the fact that so many police officers have been caught committing horrific abuses of authority and police brutality on video, claiming that this is causing cops to not do their jobs out of fear. He blames (alleged) rising murder rates at least partly on that absurd premise. … [Read more...]

VA Cops Beat Handcuffed Man, Threaten Witnesses

Two officers from the Portsmouth, VA police department beat a man after he was handcuffed, then threatened to have any of the witnesses evicted from their apartments if they didn't leave. And another officer deleted a cell phone video showing the beating, but another video of the eviction threats and lies has been released. … [Read more...]

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Dumbest City Employee Ever

Even after more than a decade of trolling the right-wing fever swamps, there are still things people say that leave my jaw agape at the stupidity and audacity. I present to you the dumbest city employee ever, a Cleveland bureaucrat who wrote on Facebook that he was glad Tamir Rice was killed and wished he could have done it himself. … [Read more...]

Journalist Roughed Up By Police at Trump Rally

A CBS reporter was roughed up by police at the melee after the canceled Donald Trump rally in Chicago, then arrested and charged with resisting arrest. The video shows nothing remotely like resisting arrest, of course, as is so often the case when those charges are filed. They'll end up dropping the charges and he should sue the police department. … [Read more...]