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Police Corruption

Diamonds, Dinners and 'Rats': The NYPD's Political Gangsters

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Crime
Josmar Trujillo

If the NYPD has nothing to hide then a deeper and more transparent gaze into what makes the department tick shouldn't be a problem. A federal investigation alone does little in this regard, playing out behind the scenes and scrutinizing only a handful of cops.

Our Judicial System: Ignoring Injustice or Colluding in It?

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 01.18.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

Prosecutors have the power to prevent almost all wrongful convictions by seeking the truth, not just a conviction. If the pursuit of justice were the only goal, innocent men and women would not find themselves collateral casualties.

When Officers of the Court Go Wrong

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 12.28.2015 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

The same power dynamic seen in the Holtzclaw case allows police to coerce false testimony and secure wrongful convictions. At the end of the day, there are so many victims.

Meet the Prosecutor Fighting to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

Almost two years ago, Kenneth Thompson was running to become Brooklyn's District Attorney. Not only did Mr. Thompson promise to be hard on crime, he also promised to reexamine the cases of those who claimed to be innocent. Mr. Thompson eventually won, and, true to his word, his office has reviewed a large number of cases.

Conviction by Any Means Necessary: How Prosecutors Stole 19 Years of My Life

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

I had to make the hardest decision of my life. After meetings with my family, legal team and supporters, I chose to turn myself in and fight to prove my innocence once and for all.

Walter Scott and the Importance of Technology When a Black Man's Word Is Never Enough

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.13.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

The word of a Black person is disregarded by White America in a similar way. No matter how bad the injustice, no matter how compelling the testimony, there is always someone in a position of authority ready to ignore or disbelieve anything that comes out of a Black person's mouth.

Indicted Police Officers Allegedly Used Positions To Steal And Sell Drugs

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.09.2015 | Crime

Two Detroit police officers used their authority as law enforcement to arrange drug deals, orchestrate traffic stops, effect false arrests and coerce ...

Crooked Cop Let Woman Off In Exchange For Oral Sex: Police

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 10.14.2014 | Crime

A Florida sheriff's deputy faces felony charges after officials said he accepted oral sex from a woman in exchange for not arresting her. Ted Arbo...

Cop Who Oversaw The Torture Of 118 Black Men Freed After Less Than 4 Years In Jail

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

An ex-police commander who oversaw the torture of more than 100 black men in Chicago police custody walked out of federal prison Thursday, after servi...

REPORT: Police Seize Hundreds Of Millions From People Not Charged With Crimes

The Washington Post | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

After the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the government called on police to become the eyes and ears of homeland security on America’s highways....

'Injustice Anywhere': A Philadelphia Story of Justice Denied

Will Bunch | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

This is America in 2014 -- a nation that has two separate and ridiculously unequal systems of justice. The wealthy and the well-connected are by now well aware that there are zero consequences for their insider trades and their financial chicanery, or their corrupt dealings, or, if they have enough juice, even for their rank crimes like ransacking a bodega or groping a cornered women.

Police Departments Across The Nation Fight Crime By.. Banning Tattoos?

Posted 11.02.2013 | Crime

Police departments all over the country are imposing tattoo bans of various scope on their officers, but it is unclear what difference these bans make...

Raid Of The Day: Richard Brown

Radley Balko | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

So as I've mentioned, I have a book on police militarization coming out in June. (Pre-order it here!) In anticipation of that, I'm starting a new "rai...

Un-Fair And Un-Balanced! Murdoch's UK Tabloid Denounced By Official UK Report For Its "Despicable Untruths"

Martin Lewis | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media
Martin Lewis

This article isn't to recount the story of the tragedy and the 23-year history of cover-up -- which is very ably documented elsewhere on the internet. But to flag the names of some of the most loathsome people in this dreadful saga. And to call for them to be belatedly held to account.

Officer Copped A Deal For Sex, Prosecutors Say

Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

A Missouri policeman is accused of having sex with two women in exchange for not arresting them. Officer Jeffrey Holmes, 47, allegedly visited a mo...

David Lohr

New York State Police Prostitution Scandal | David Lohr | Posted 04.30.2012 | Crime

Three state troopers in western New York have been suspended as part of a State Police investigation into allegations that at least one of the trooper...

WATCH: Secret Gang For Deputies Who Have Shot Gang Members

Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles

LA County sheriff's detectives have launched an investigation into an alleged secret officer clique called the "Jump Out Boys." Deputies gain membersh...

Wake Up Call: Civil Rights Abuses in Puerto Rico Highlight Need for All Americans to Pay Attention to the Island

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 11.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Melissa Mark-Viverito

All American citizens, islander and mainlander, ought to encourage the DOJ to continue monitoring the situation in Puerto Rico, especially to ensure that opponents of the Fortuño agenda are not silenced.

Nigeria: Too Big To Fail | G. Pascal Zachary | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices

A remote country faces a home-grown Muslim terrorism threat. The terrorists appear linked to al-Qaeda. The victimized country, despite its hapless pol...

New Orleans Probe Demonstrates Need for Implementing Systemic Reforms Within Nation's Police Departments

Kami Chavis Simmons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime
Kami Chavis Simmons

The testimony and subsequent guilty verdicts in the Danziger Bridge trial have exposed institutional deficiencies that encourage police misconduct and corruption. These issues are neither new nor unique to New Orleans.

Court Tosses Hearsay Against Ill. Cop Charged In Ex-Wife's Slay

Patch | Joseph Hosey | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

Whether or not Drew Peterson's dead third wife predicted he would kill her, or his missing fourth wife confided in a divorce attorney that he committe...

Sonja Sharp

Florida School Bus Monitor Accused Of Operating Underage 'Sex Slave' Prostitution Ring | Sonja Sharp | Posted 09.14.2011 | Crime

A Florida cop and a school bus monitor were arrested Thursday in connection with a child prostitution ring, Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a sta...

Sakey's Newest Suffers in Comparison to His Earlier Works

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Marcus Sakey is a talented writer that America has not yet discovered, and it is about time they did.

Fallen Shows the Extraordinary Talent of Karin Slaughter

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Fallen is Karin Slaughter's latest novel and once again she carries forward the characters she has created in her past novels. Each of her books stand...

Love You More: A Mystery Novel That Makes Sense

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Love You More is some of Lisa Gardner's best writing to date. Her plot is amazing in its intensity and its complexity.