Category Police-Brutality

Seattle Cop Defends Killer of Michael Brown, Accuses Obama of Racism | Slog

On August 20, at 3:43 p.m., Hall, changed his profile image to a police badge that says, “Officer Darren Wilson I Stand By You.”SPD officials said they are considering a formal investigation into Hall in response to this story.The postings seem to imply that the fatal shooting of Brown—an unarmed black teenager killed by a […]

Oregonian arrested for filming SWAT raid *Video* – Intellihub.com

In the video, two law enforcement officers, decked out in military gear, approach the man filming across the street, telling him to go back inside, as he was supposedly “interfering” in the execution of a search warrant.“You go inside right now….it’s a lawful order….go inside right now,” one officer said while swinging at the iPad.A […]

Urban Shield reignites militarization debate in Oakland | Al Jazeera America

Urban Shield is a four-day event that brings together law enforcement agencies from around the world — including Israel, Bahrain, Qatar, Brazil, Guam, South Korea and Singapore. A two-day trade show featuring the latest in policing and surveillance technology is followed by two days of emergency-preparedness training exercises throughout the Bay Area. The event began […]

Harper calls for police investigations, not inquiry, for aboriginal women

But Harper, who is in Whitehorse as part of his yearly trek to the North, says most such cases are addressed — and solved — by the police.He says it’s important to keep in mind that these are crimes.“We should not view this as sociological phenomenon,” the prime minister told a news conference Thursday.“We should […]

More police departments considering the use of drones – baltimoresun.com

But uncertainty over federal regulations, concern about privacy issues and other factors have slowed many agencies from acquiring the unmanned aircraft.”There are still many unanswered questions into the future of drone use and how the [Federal Aviation Administration] will regulate those efforts,” said Harford County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cristie Kahler. The agency recently launched its […]

Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year | FiveThirtyEight

Some reporting has put forward one of the only figures available: the approximately 400 “justifiable police homicides” each year since 2008, according to the FBI’s annual Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR). That data point has appeared with heavy caveats in a string of media reports, including in USA Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Washington […]

Glide — In the Moment: Glide Verifies Ferguson Shooting Recording

While tragedy is never good news, and our hearts go out to the family of Michael Brown, this incident underscores how technology is changing the landscape of not only journalism, but also criminology. A Glide user living nearby (whose identity is being protected) was simply using the Glide app on their smartphone exactly as it […]

PressTV – US police force have become militarized: Analyst

Press TV has conducted an interview with Scott Rickard, former American intelligence linguist from Orlando, about American protesters once again taking to the streets in Missouri, demanding justice for an unarmed black teen killed by a white policeman and an end to racial discrimination.What follows is an approximate transcription of the interviewPress TV: Mr. Rickard, […]

REPORT: New York City Television Stations Give Lopsided Coverage To Black Crime | Research | Media Matters for America

Coverage Of Cases Involving Black Suspects Outpaced Historical Arrest Rates From NYPD Statistics. In stories where race could be identified, the percentage of African-American suspects in murders, thefts, and assaults covered by WCBS, WNBC, WABC, and WNYW was well above the percentage of African-American suspects who have been arrested for those crimes in New York […]

According to a cop near Ferguson Holder is just another black face to punch

Police Accountability GroupRSSDaily Kos group Profile Diaries list StreamSat Aug 23, 2014 at 08:52 AM PDTAccording to a cop near Ferguson Holder is just another black face to punchby Horace Boothroyd IIIFollow for Police Accountability Group 146 Comments Sergeant Mike Weston took to Twitter this week, complaining about “libs”, giving out false information, insulting Missouri […]

Suspended St. Louis Police Officer: ‘I’m Into Diversity, I Kill Everybody’ – LGF Pages

“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, but I’m also a killer,” said officer Dan Page, a 35-year veteran, in the video. “I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me. […]

Local police involved in 400 killings per year

On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.The reports show that 18% of the […]

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