Tag Archives: Police

Inauguration Day Protesters Sue D.C. Police Over Rectal Probes By
WASHINGTON — Blasting District of Columbia police for abuse, including rectal probing, four people swept up in mass arrests during Inauguration Day protests sued the District and its Metropolitan Police force Wednesday on civil...
Despite Legal Requirement, Over 100 Federal Agencies Don’t Report Hate Crimes By
In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics to the FBI’s national hate crimes database, ProPublica has learned. The lack of participation by federal law enforcement represents a significant...
The Passion Of Colin Kaepernick By
NEW YORK (Opinion)– Like a million and a half other bleary-eyed workers, I commute into Manhattan early every morning.  My train ride takes me right through the foul-smelling no-man’s-land that is the wetlands between East Rutherford and Secaucus, New Jersey – a...
Former Milwaukee Cop Found Not Guilty Fatal Shooting Of Sylville Smith By
A Milwaukee jury has acquitted a former police officer of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black man last August, which led to two nights of rioting in the city. Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith after a brief...
Court: Oakland Police Chief Muzzled Investigation Into Rape By His Officers By
Oakland’s former police chief tried for six months to muzzle allegations that multiple officers sexually exploited an underage girl, and encouraged his department to drop its internal probe of the misconduct, according to a report released Wednesday by a court-appointed...
Police Shootings Absent From America’s Gun Violence Conversation By
Legally owning a gun in America could get you killed by a government agent. While it still technically remains legal to own a firearm in America, possessing one can now get you pulled over, searched, arrested, subjected to all manner of surveillance, treated as a suspect...
North Miami Police Face Lawsuit Over Arrest Of Autistic Man, Shooting His Caretaker By
The mother of an autistic man involved in a highly publicized encounter with North Miami police claims in court the officers assaulted and falsely arrested her son despite his mental disability. Arnaldo Rios-Soto, who was 27 at the time, had wandered away from his group...
Chicago PD Faces Lawsuit Over Secretive ‘Predictive Policing’ Program By
Published in parntership with Shadowproof. Journalists in Chicago sued the city’s police department for refusing to release records that may reveal how officers produce computerized predictions on who will likely engage in gun violence. The project is known as the “heat...
Georgia High School Students Sue Sheriff Unlawful Invasive Body Searches By
The parents and guardians of three Georgia high school students claim their local sheriff violated the civil rights on all students in their school when he ordered deputies to conduct invasive body searches on them in search of drugs. According to the federal class...
Why A Widely Shared Pro-Police Facebook Post Caused A Stir By
Generally, a post on a Facebook page is simply that: a person expressing an opinion. Typically it doesn’t require a response. Sometimes, however, the post is representative of a larger problem. It’s a symptom of an epidemic that needs to be addressed. This is one of...