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 […]
Category Archive for 'Police State'
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.)
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, […]
The FBI and the US Justice Department have opened investigation into the violent arrest of a black female high school student by a white police officer, footage of which has gone viral and sparked outrage. The agencies “have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a student at Spring Valley […]
Cops feel free to beat up anyone who questions them about anything.
So of course they haven’t changed a thing since Frank Serpico. The NYPD is still up to their old tricks: A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer, who spoke out publicly against the department’s use of illegal quotas for summonses and arrests, filed a lawsuit [PDF] in federal court this week alleging his superiors discriminated and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]