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Category Archive for 'Police State'

On Tuesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh unveiled new guidelines that prohibit police profiling. Frosh said the guidelines will help “repair the frayed relationship between police and many in the community by making mutual respect the norm in everyday police encounters.” Maryland is the first state to adopt rules banning law enforcement profiling practices. The […]

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A New York woman’s mysterious death in custody last week will be investigated by the state attorney general’s office, marking the first use of a new state law that expands independent oversight of deaths involving police, officials said Monday. Raynette Turner, 42, a mother of eight, was found dead in a cell at Mount Vernon […]

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I didn’t think this story could get any worse, but it just did: Two police officers who corroborated a seemingly false account of the fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati were previously implicated in the death of an unarmed, hospitalised and mentally ill black man who died after he was “rushed” by a group […]

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This will not be a column about Sandra Bland, although it could be. Certainly there is cause for outrage over the way a Texas state trooper escalated the routine traffic stop of an indignant African-American woman into a violent arrest; she died of an apparent jail cell suicide three days later. But Chuck would say […]

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Sam Dubose got his face blown of by UC Officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop, and the community is waiting for the video to be released: UPDATE: Attorney for UC police officer says he expects indictment. Click here to read. —– CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said he’s seen the unreleased footage […]

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New: Texas District Attorney says 1st #SandraBland autopsy was defective. Orders body back on day of her FUNERAL. @deray @BreeNewsome — Dylan Goldberg (@DylanGoldberg) July 23, 2015 Correction: I thought this was from the state AG’s office (he’s the one under investigation) and it isn’t. It’s from the local county. Sorry. The Texas DA is […]

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Quote of the day

In Prairie View, tx #sandrabland pic.twitter.com/wvjUa5D2Rg — Molly Hennessy-Fiske (@mollyhf) July 21, 2015 Bookmark It

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Suicide or death by police?

First of all, people do kill themselves in jail. I want to be clear on that. It’s also possible she died from her head injury. But this case sure stinks to high heaven: An ABC Chicago affiliate reported late Wednesday that a Naperville, Illinois woman named Sandra Bland died in police custody in Texas on […]

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I wish I was surprised: A new video out of Philadelphia shows a young Black man being severely beaten and tased by Philadelphia officers in what can only remind you of Rodney King who was beaten by the LAPD and Marlene Pinnock who was beaten by the CHP. On April 3 at approximately 7:30 p.m. […]

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Jesus. They really do have an entirely different set of rules for their own, don’t they? A Neptune Township, New Jersey police officer named Phillip Seidle allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife in the presence of their seven-year-old daughter on Wednesday—and reports say that other law enforcement agents on the scene took no action to […]

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