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Every wingnut’s favorite lawman, Sheriff David Clarke Jr., testified before the House Judiciary committee Tuesday about tensions between the police and the black community. You’ll never guess who he blamed for the problems! Clarke criticized the use of “catch slogans” such as “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands up, Don’t Shoot.” He said that law enforcement […]

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Philadelphia cops. WTF? 21-year-old Samir Hill is a point guard at Allegany College of Maryland. Recently Hill was playing a friendly game of basketball with some friends Philadelphia when two police officers happened to pass by. The officers engaged in friendly trash talk which lead to a an impromptu game of one-on-one with Hill. Hill […]

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Payback

You think the civil suit he filed has anything to do with this? Dorian Johnson, the man who was with Michael Brown when Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer last summer, has been arrested on suspicion of drug charges and resisting arrest, a St. Louis police source said Wednesday. Police released details […]

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Lee Fang on how real police reform in Maryland was blocked by the police unions: A package of police reform bills that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to sign into law today, in part as a response to the death of 25-year-old Baltimore resident Freddie Gray, was weakened under political pressure from Maryland police […]

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This is a powerful YouTube video made by a Baltimore resident about last night’s riots: “Is the thing I’m about to do going to make this situation better? Think about that.” Just watch it. Bookmark It

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The criminals in Baltimore should be arrested & prosecuted. It's a shame this is response to awful mistakes leading to Freddie Gray's death — HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) April 28, 2015 Police in Baltimore killed more unarmed people than 93 of the 100 largest US cities. None were white. #FreddieGray http://t.co/esSrNil3ic — Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) April 25, […]

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This is about as good a smoking gun as you’re gonna get: CBS News learned that in 2009, the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office launched an internal investigation to find out if Bates received special treatment during training and while working as a reserve deputy. They also investigated whether supervisors pressured training officers on Bates’ behalf. The […]

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To go along with something like this. What a dirtball Arpaio is: PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio dropped a bombshell in court Thursday when he said his former lawyer had hired a private investigator to look into the wife of the federal judge presiding over a contempt of court case against the sheriff. […]

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This is the rich guy who was playing deputy and killed a man with his gun instead of using a Taser: This is what white privilege looks like. Charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Eric Harris, millionaire Deputy Bob Bateswas just given permission to travel out of the country on vacation to the […]

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Hah

I was watching “Scandal” on my teevee last night, and there’s this scene where superwoman Olivia Pope is confronting the police captain who’s pulled in her client without arresting him or reading him his Miranda rights. She gives this rat-a-tat speech to the captain, along the lines of “my client is not standing here right […]

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