If the Reviser were alive today, maybe we’d give him qualified immunity for all the lives he’s ruined.
— Read on abovethelaw.com/2022/08/police-can-legally-set-you-on-fire-because-someone-in-the-1800s-made-a-copying-error/
Outright lies may be difficult to detect in advance, but more rigorous judicial review of police affidavits could have made a crucial difference in cases of Breonna Taylor and Houston couple killed in a 2020 raid.
— Read on chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2022/8/10/23300061/when-cops-invent-facts-to-get-search-warrants-consequences-can-be-deadly
The number of traffic stops in Chicago has increased exponentially since 2015, following a lawsuit settlement that restricted the use stop-and-frisk.
— Read on blockclubchicago.org/2022/08/01/chicago-police-stopped-black-drivers-5-times-more-often-than-white-drivers-in-2021-state-report-says/
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— Read on mappingpoliceviolence.us/
‘Stinks to high heaven’: Morning Joe says DHS explanations for missing data ‘riddled with lies’
— Read on www.rawstory.com/dhs-missing-data/
It’s the second lawsuit that has followed the October 2021 incident that led to a guard at the Indiana jail being criminally charged.
— Read on news.yahoo.com/night-terror-female-inmates-raped-140023100.html
The Las Vegas NAACP is defending Judge Erika Ballou after the police union called for her resignation accusing her of disparaging cops.
— Read on newsone.com/4376251/las-vegas-judge-erika-ballou/
The civil liberties group released documents showing new details about how agencies had purchased information on people’s movements throughout North America.
— Read on www.politico.com/news/2022/07/18/dhs-location-data-aclu-00046208
The scathing new report by lawmakers in Texas says “systemic failures” created a chaotic scene that lasted more than an hour before the gunman at Robb Elementary School was finally confronted.
— Read on www.npr.org/2022/07/17/1111928866/uvalde-school-shooting-report
Zero House Republicans supported a measure requiring the Pentagon and federal law enforcement agencies to publish a report on countering white supremacist and neo-Nazi activity in their ranks.
— Read on www.commondreams.org/news/2022/07/14/not-one-single-republican-votes-probe-neo-nazis-us-military-and-police
A letter given to the January 6 committee says the erasure took place shortly after oversight officials requested the agency’s electronic communications.
— Read on theintercept.com/2022/07/14/jan-6-texts-deleted-secret-service/
Nothing threatens American democracy more than the religious extremist factions teaming up with far-right fascist groups with guns.
— Read on www.commondreams.org/views/2022/07/14/gops-army-christian-nationalists-and-white-supremacists-poses-danger-greater-you
There are 13 private security guards for every one police officer in downtown Minneapolis, but these groups are far less regulated than police departments
— Read on www.technologyreview.com/2022/07/07/1055508/secret-police-private-security-group-minnesota-misinformation-protestors/
A California city’s flawed handling of fatal police shootings allowed six officers to use deadly force again before their first cases were decided. Experts say the department’s system “isn’t even basement standard practice” and needs oversight.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/vallejo-police-killing-investigations
The report by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center says authorities missed other opportunities to stop the gunman before he killed 19 students and two teachers in Robb Elementary.
— Read on www.texastribune.org/2022/07/06/uvalde-school-shooting-robb-elementary-report/