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Category Archive for 'Police State'

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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On the heels of dashcam footage of the Laquan McDonald shooting released today, other news is coming out about how Chicago police worked to suppress video proving he was shot without justification. According to NBC News Chicago, 86 minutes of security video was missing after the shooting, after police ran through and reviewed it but […]

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Driving while black

I used to live in a third-floor apartment overlooking a major road, and in the ten years I was there, I never saw a car with a white driver stopped by police. (h/t Ron K.)

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Cops shoot, kill six-year-old boy

A 6-year-old boy died late Monday in Marksville, Louisiana, after a high-speed chase involving the police and his father ended with gunfire. The boy’s father, Chris Few, was fleeing authorities after he backed his car into a city marshal’s vehicle, according to Avoyelles Today and The Town Talk, two local publications. The authorities pursued Few, […]

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