Philly cop Eric Ruch convicted of manslaughter in killing of unarmed black motorist

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…
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Tech tool offers police ‘mass surveillance on a budget’

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.
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Institutional, Systematic — Racist Torrance cops texted about killing black children, used slurs to mock black man they killed and his family

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…
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