The coronavirus has become the leading cause of death for officers despite law enforcement being among the first groups eligible to receive the vaccine at the end of 2020. That’s 476 Covid-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic, compared to 94 from gunfire in the same period.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/10/16/us/police-vaccine-covid-deaths/index.html
The lawsuit was filed weeks before Rittenhouse, who is accused of homicide and has pleaded not guilty, is set to stand trial.
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/protester-kyle-rittenhouse-gaige-grosskreutz-lawsuit-police-white-nationalist-vigilantes-2021-10
Black residents of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish have long accused the Sheriff’s Office of targeting them. A new video, which shows a deputy slamming a Black woman’s head into the ground, raises more questions.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/three-children-attacked-a-black-woman-a-sheriffs-deputy-arrived-and-beat-her-more
This comes after state prosecutors also declined to charge Officer Rusten Sheskey for the shooting that left Blake paralyzed from the waist down.
— Read on www.theroot.com/federal-prosecutors-wont-charge-kenosha-police-officer-1847832524
The Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara urged officers not to comply with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s COVID vaccine mandate for Chicago.
— Read on abc7chicago.com/chicago-covid-vaccine-mandate-fraternal-order-of-police-cpd/11119306/
The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1281149
“Dayton police were already under scrutiny after Jack Runser, a man who is deaf and mute, and has cerebral palsy, sued the department, saying he was injured and mistreated by police during a 2020 arrest,”
— Read on www.axios.com/black-man-paraplegia-ohio-police-drag-investigation-d8ff468f-1976-4918-8c47-c61502e99fad.html
The N.H. ACLU alleged that the police officers violated the man’s Fourth and First Amendment rights and the city challenged the allegations. Both sides agreed to settle.
— Read on www.nhpr.org/nh-news/2021-10-09/lawsuit-settled-after-police-seize-mans-cellphone-manchester-to-pay-20-000
A recent CNN story unveils the on-the-ground ‘hunting’ response of MPD officers last May, as well as the story of a Black protester acquitted for shooting at police.
— Read on www.thenorthstar.com/p/new-information-reveals-that-minneapolis
Police are supposed to be part of a community, not an occupying military force armed to the teeth.
— Read on reason.com/2021/10/08/civilian-cops-dont-need-military-weapons/
The Minnesota Supreme Court has denied former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s request for a public defender.
— Read on www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/10/07/court-denies-Derek-Chauvin-counsel-request/6901633590871/
Most Americans support cuts in military spending to pay for social programs — but somehow that’s never on the table
— Read on www.salon.com/2021/10/07/congress-over-money-for-child-care–but-never-questions-billions-for/
An FBI spokesperson said the search was part of an ongoing investigation and had no further comment.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/new-york-police-union-head-resigns-after-fbi-raids-his-office-and-home/
‘Rather than introducing new laws, what you need to do is enforce the existing laws’
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-women-violence-police-crime-b1932431.html
The Militarized States of America — Video footage shows the safety officer approach the car and bang on the window before firing two shots as it speeds past him.
— Read on au.news.yahoo.com/teen-mum-shot-in-the-head-by-school-safety-officer-dies-060220329.html
From the UK to the US, the police are there to protect the powerful, not the powerless, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/04/radical-police-not-fit-for-purpose
The Oath Keepers is a gang of armed anti-government extremists who participated in the violent Presidential coup attempt on January 6, 2021. A recent hack of The Oath Keepers website has revealed the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of its 40,000 members, including many law enforcement officers. USA Today reached out to dozens…
— Read on boingboing.net/2021/10/02/hack-exposes-cops-around-the-us-who-joined-anti-government-oath-keepers.html