In all, the payments approved Wednesday are equivalent to 30% of the city’s annual $82 million budget to cover the cost of police misconduct lawsuits.
— Read on news.wttw.com/2022/09/21/chicago-pay-25m-settle-3-police-misconduct-cases
Philadephia police officer Eric Ruch Jr. shot an unarmed black motorist dead, seconds after arriving at the scene of a 2017 car accident. A federal jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter on Wednesday and he faces up to 20 years imprisonment. Ruch, 34, dropped his head and cried upon hearing the verdict Wednesday, The…
— Read on boingboing.net/2022/09/22/philly-cop-eric-ruch-convicted-of-voluntary-manslaughter-after-shooting-and-killing-unarmed-black-motorist.html
A retired high-ranking Kansas cop accused of corruption and sexual exploitation of vulnerable Black women during his multiple-decade career has been
— Read on atlantablackstar.com/2022/09/19/a-long-overdue-message-fbi-arrests-corrupt-ex-kansas-detective-on-charges-of-sexual-abuse/
Document of 23 pages shows the lengths to which the far-right group goes to prepare for potentially violent encounters and exposes the militaristic structure and language it has adopted
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/19/proud-boys-document-jan-6-violence
Colorado’s halfway houses were intended to reduce recidivism, but insiders describe a system plagued by a lack of training and support, costs that can burden residents with debt and overly harsh rules that have sent many back in prison.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/colorado-halfway-houses-prison-community-corrections
The officers have been charged with three felonies. They shot an unarmed man and then lied to prosecutors by saying they’d been fired upon first, Kim Foxx said.
— Read on blockclubchicago.org/2022/09/16/2-police-officers-face-criminal-charges-after-bystander-was-wounded-in-pilsen-shootout/
The film uses 1960s footage of tactical training exercises and real-life riot control to connect the dots to policing today.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/3adpdy/riotsville-usa-documentary-sierra-pettengill-interview
A new letter from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore) alleges that border patrol agents recklessly download phone data at the border.
— Read on www.dailydot.com/debug/wyden-border-patrol-phone-data/
Masters explicitly called for a wholesale firing of the generals at least seven times between August 2021 and March 2022.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/dy7xp7/blake-masters-military-generals-conservatives
Official home of America’s most comprehensive database of police violence.
Get the facts about police brutality and how to address it.
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Reforms that leave policing’s core functions in place will not prevent state violence against Black people. To build a better society, we must abolish policing altogether.
— Read on www.thenation.com/article/society/no-more-police-excerpt/
Police departments across the U.S. have been using Fog Reveal for ‘mass surveillance on a budget,’ investigations by the EFF and Associated Press revealed. Now, we’re publishing the manual.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/v7v34a/fog-reveal-local-cops-phone-location-data-manual
Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using an obscure cellphone tracking tool, at times without search warrants, that gives them the power to follow people’s movements months back in time, according to public records and internal emails obtained by The Associated Press.
— Read on apnews.com/article/technology-police-government-surveillance-d395409ef5a8c6c3f6cdab5b1d0e27ef
GOP Representative Jim Banks was criticized after he complained forgiving student loan debt would “undermine” the military’s efforts to recruit poor young people.
— Read on www.comicsands.com/banks-loan-forgiveness-undermines-military-2657951343.html
Joe Biden’s decision to increase police funding betrays a breathtaking dissonance with the reality of racist policing.
— Read on www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/8/29/the-blue-wall-of-white-supremacy
The L.A. Times’ James Queally acquired texts sent by police officers in Torrance, Ca., which reveal they chatted openly about killing black children and used slurs to identify a black man they killed and his family. Criminal cases in which the officers were involved continue to be dismissed, and at least one man has been…
— Read on boingboing.net/2022/08/26/racist-torrance-cops-texted-about-killing-black-children-used-racial-slurs-to-refer-to-black-man-they-killed.html
In a rare opportunity, the entire investigative file of an officer-involved shooting was released, giving insight into how police investigated another officer.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/08/23/overland-park-police-shooting-investigation/
Ex-Louisville Detective To Plead Guilty Over Warrant In Breonna Taylor Raid | Chicago Defender
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