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Category Archive for 'Police State'

But this is absolutely the reason why I won’t ever vote for prosecutors in any primary. They do horrible, horrible things. And Kamala Harris, the state attorney general who signed off on a fake confession, is now running for the California Senate seat! Bookmark It

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And that explains so much: Well, well, well. Who would have thought that the mayor of Ferguson had connections that would bring him to a panel at the ALEC affiliated and Kochtopus-funded Show-Me Institute, just months before Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown? Mayor James Knowles, who once led the St. Louis Young Republicans, was there […]

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So it turns out that Ferguson Mayor James Knowles, nominally a Democrat, is really a libertarian who was gung-ho to privatize as many law enforcement functions as he could to make “users” cover the cost of law enforcement. Take the shocking “discovery” — actually years in the making — that Ferguson shifted many of its […]

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This story was co-published with Politico Magazine. Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. After eating some barbecue, a group of us decided to take a walk along the ocean. The mood on the beach that day was festive. Music from […]

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Even though I know better — even though I know how cops think, and how politicians use them, and the racism that overrides all of it– I was still emotionally overwhelmed listening to Eric Holder summarize the systematic oppression of Ferguson residents in the Justice Department report today. How "routine misconduct" by Ferguson police can […]

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Tamir Rice

I guess you know by now that the city of Cleveland is claiming the 12-year-old is responsible for making those cops shoot him? Bookmark It

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Your day in excessive force

L.A. cops killed a homeless man yesterday who was recently released after ten years in a mental hospital. Hear the one cop yelling, “He’s got tape, he’s got tape”: Link: When Africa refused to comply with a police order to come out of the tent, officers used the Taser on him and dragged him out, […]

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Yes, that would be Pat Lynch, the NYPD’s PBA president who’s running for reelection: The outspoken president of one of New York’s main police unions has come under fire for a campaign video critics say exploits the deaths of two NYPD officers who were killed in an attack in December. Some officers from New York […]

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Better than nothing, but I’d rather see extensive Congressional hearings on police brutality: Washington (CNN)FBI Director James Comey took on the issue of police and race relations Thursday challenging police to avoid “lazy mental short-cuts” that can lead to bias in the way they treat blacks and other minorities. While he asked minority communities dealing […]

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Peter Liang, the New York rookie police officer who fatally shot 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a public housing building in Brooklyn in November last year, has been indicted, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. BREAKING: Lawyer: New York City police officer indicted in fatal shooting in stairway of housing project. — The Associated […]

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