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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 The Texas DA is a piece of crap who is under investigation by a grand jury. No way in hell are they going to do a fair and […]

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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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Irony alert

Also, Catch-22. Hey, here’s an idea: Stop filing bullshit charges against everyone you stop? Hiring more non-white officers is difficult because so many would-be recruits have criminal records, the New York police commissioner, Bill Bratton, has said. “We have a significant population gap among African American males because so many of them have spent time […]

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And that means he gets to keep his pension and benefits, at least for a while. Not good: Eric Casebolt, the McKinney, Texas, police officer who was caught on video pinning a teenage girl to the ground and pulling his gun on others at a pool party, has resigned from the McKinney Police Department, Chief […]

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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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