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Probe of FBI agent leads to release of convicted drug dealers from prison – The Washington Post

In addition, several suspects awaiting trial on drug charges and a man convicted but not yet sentenced have also been freed. Officials said more cases­ that could involve the agent are under scrutiny, including one involving 21 defendants.None of the suspects or felons have had their charges dropped or convictions overturned. Most are on home […]

Police records show far more blacks than whites shot by local officers | KMOV.com St. Louis

Klinger provided News 4 with a map that showed more than 200 police shootings in St. Louis City from 2002 through 2012. Most of those shootings occurred in higher crime, low-income, neighborhoods, most of which were predominantly African American neighborhoods in north St. Louis. There was also a significant percentage of police shootings in higher […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

California highway patrol officer under investigation for beating mentally ill woman — Society’s Child — Sott.net

Officer Daniel Andrew, who was put on a desk assignment after the incident, has been removed from duty and put on paid administrative leave, the CHP said.The agency didn’t reveal if it made a recommendation to prosecutors but said in a news release that its report outlined potentially serious charges he could face. It didn’t […]

This Phony ‘Anonymous’ Site Was Set Up to Trap Ferguson Hacktivists | Motherboard

Despite this, people are still logging on. As ihazcandy told me, “There are hundreds of people saying, ‘Hey, this is a honeypot, don’t go here!’, but I have 147 people on the site at this very moment.”As news of the site is spreading, people are clicking in from Facebook, IRC, and Twitter, he said.The creator […]

Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in thousands of cases – The Washington Post

“The Department and the FBI are in the process of identifying historical cases for review where a microscopic hair examination conducted by the FBI was among the evidence in a case that resulted in a conviction,” spokeswoman Nanda Chitre said in a statement. “We have dedicated considerable time and resources to addressing these issues, with […]

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