Category Police-Brutality

Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition – Slashdot

Dubai police will be able to capture photos of people around them and search their faces in a database of people wanted for crimes … When a match is made in the database, the Glass device will receive a notification. …. What’s particularly interesting about the project is that facial recognition technology is banned by […]

Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized “Cop Watch” Groups Across the US

The groups operate under many decentralized organizations, most notably CopWatch and Cop Block, and have proliferated across the United States in the last decade – and especially in the aftermath of the events that continue to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, after officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown.Many such groups have begun […]

FBI To Enlist Local Police In Mass DNA Collection

Various FBI divisions “are collaborating to develop and implement foundational efforts to streamline and automate law enforcement’s DNA collection processes” including at arrest, booking and conviction. DNA analysis can be performed by cops in less than two hours, via FBI To Enlist Local Police In Mass DNA Collection.

New York Police Department Slams Pregnant Woman Onto Street in Latest Horrifying Video – Mic

“What we see is a woman who’s trying to protect her son, who is being stopped and frisked by police, and she became a victim. Slammed onto the floor,” El Grito de Sunset Park’s Dennis Flores told ABC 7. “Her belly is now with black and blue bruises. She’s bleeding and she’s having complications.””This is […]

Do We Really Want Cops With Body Cameras Filming Everything They See? | Internationalist Prison Books Collective

And creeping we are: A growing number of police departments are adopting the cameras, which are worn attached to glasses or a uniform. The New Orleans police jumped on the bandwagon yesterday, joining the likes of Oakland, Las Vegas, Seattle, and others that already use the cameras. Los Angeles is in the middle of a […]

Article: Important victory in case of Ray McGovern’s brutal arrest | OpEdNews

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is pleased to announce an important victory in the ongoing case of peace activist Ray McGovern, the former CIA analyst, who was brutalized and arrested by officers in 2011 for standing in silent protest during a speech given by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.The PCJF filed a civil […]

In America the ‘Terrorists’ All Too Often Are the Police » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

One act was widely abhorred. The other act ignored.Many across America know about the 9/15/63 Birmingham murders of four little girls slain in the bombing of a black Baptist church 18-days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his stirring “I Have A Dream” speech.However, few know about the Birmingham murder of Johnny Robinson, a […]

VIDEO: Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program

Civil rights and privacy watchdogs have criticized the program for its invasive—and inaccurate—tactics. The system, a billion-dollar investment that has been in development with Lockheed Martin for three years, was found to identify the wrong individual 20 percent of the time, a statistic which increases over time and as the database expands, the Electronic Frontier […]

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 […]

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