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Category Archive for 'Police State'

I have been writing about this for more than 20 years. Few police departments regulate high-speed chases, and even fewer actually enforce those rules. Yet every year, we see innocent bystanders killed in these chases: On April 29, 2016, Louise Donner, 66, of Linthicum was killed when she was involved in a head on collision. […]

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Anne Arundel County Sheriff, Ron Bateman, is well known for publically shaming criminal offenders and using creative subterfuge for arrests, both of which have yielded positive publicity for the Sheriff’s Department. Anne Arundel’s Most Wanted is a published list of people that the Sheriff’s Department is seeking to arrest, primarily for probation violations. It is […]

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The hotly debated issue of national security versus data privacy has been making headlines all over the world due to the iPhone encryption case pitting the US Department of Justice against mammoth technology company Apple Inc. A US District Court judge in California ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the encrypted iPhone of one […]

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No no no not again

13-year-old boy killed for BB gun:

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To the post-Hurricane Katrina Danziger Bridge massacre. They did it. The New Orleans police officers accused of killing and maiming innocent people on Danziger Bridge the Sunday after Hurricane Katrina? And accused of attempting to cover up their crimes by concocting a story that they were under attack? The same officers who were hailed as […]

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Crime and punishment

Former Chicago police , who is accused of murdering Laquan McDonald, was rehired by the police union three weeks ago as a janitor. Despite the fact that the Chicago PD already tried to cover up this incident and got caught, they apparently decided to bring the accused back into the fold while he…

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Finally. But he should be charged, too.

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It’s one thing to know this intellectually. It’s another to see it:

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The weight of this is too much to bear. This time, 12-year-old Tamir Rice, was killed for carrying a toy gun, but it seemed like someone might be punished. We’ve seen the video, no sane person can defend this death. But they did; they refused to indict. It was “reasonable.” So we’re not having much […]

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Photo of quintonio legrier, 19, killed by police this morning. Photo was provided by his mother. @ABC7Chicago pic.twitter.com/5wzCuLHUXR — Laura Thoren (@LauraThoren) December 26, 2015 Or almost any big city. Because it’s so extremely rare for cops to suffer consequences for their actions: Chicago police accidentally killed a 55-year-old mother of five early Saturday when […]

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