Cops behaving badly (3.28.23)

Cops behaving badly (3.28.23) March 28, 2023

“We’re deeply concerned that Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Rabouin was detained, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police vehicle while reporting.”

“Even now, lists kept by The Washington Post, the activist group Mapping Police Violence, and by volunteers at Fatal Encounters are much more comprehensive than what the federal government reports.”

“The Louisville Metro Police Department and the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro government engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional behavior by routinely using excessive force, conducting searches based on invalid warrants and unlawfully discriminating against Black people in enforcement activities, a wide-ranging federal investigation found.”

“Above and beyond that, alleging a privacy right over the conduct of a raid ostensibly on behalf of the public amounts to a face-melting level of stupidity.”

“Obviously, there is no reason to have included Erin Brockovich’s name or a description of her advocacy in a law enforcement intelligence report, much less a ‘situational awareness’ report by a state fusion center’s terrorism analysis unit.”

“U.S. District Judge Todd W. Robinson said the Rev. Kaji Douša had established that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection had ‘unlawfully retaliated against her for her protected First Amendment activity, violated her Free Exercise right to minister to migrants in Mexico, and violated’ the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

“Payne Springs Chief of Police April Dawn Meadows, 37, and Reserve Officer Jonathan Paul Hutchison, 40, have each been arrested on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and money laundering.”

“The family of the man shot by Fairfax County Police near Tysons Corner Center says body cam video shows he was unarmed and posed no threat when two officers opened fire.”

“Chappelle is one of untold numbers of Oregonians stopped by police, arrested, put in jail and even wrongfully convicted based on faulty DMV information.”

“The chief recently started grabbing coffee most mornings at local restaurants with a group of white men he’s friendly with, at least one of whom has publicly made violent, racist comments about Carter and Black protesters in town.”

“Almost a year after Texas’ deadliest school shooting killed 19 children and two teachers, there is still confusion among investigators, law enforcement leaders and politicians over how nearly 400 law enforcement officers could have performed so poorly.”

“The parents sued Cook, but the Eighth US Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately ruled there is ‘no such thing as constitutional protection from retaliatory investigation.'”


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