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Police Misconduct Needs 'Broken Windows' Approach

Hector Villagra | Posted 07.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

On the same day a female Los Angeles Police officer was sentenced to 36 months for delivering hard kicks to the groin of a handcuffed woman who later died, a homeless woman with mental illness was facing 25 years to life for merely picking up a police baton.

Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

From the moment those lights start flashing and that siren goes off, we're all in the same boat: we must pull over. However, it's what happens after you've been pulled over that's critical.

Chicago Just Fired An Investigator Trying To Hold Cops Accountable For Unjustified Shootings

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.26.2015 | Black Voices

The independent agency tasked with policing Chicago cops hasn’t released findings on several unjustified police shootings, and its leaders are ...

Open Letter to Peace Officers Everywhere: #IAmHumanToo

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Lisa Mae Brunson

Dear Peace Officer, please hear my plea and the plea of the nation. Will you stop killing me? Will you protect and serve me now? #IAmHumanToo.

Homeless Woman Who Picked Up An LAPD Nightstick Faces Life In Prison

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.23.2015 | Crime

A homeless California woman shown on video picking up a police officer's baton could spend the rest of her life in jail for the act. When Ch...

Probe Launched Into Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teen Darius Stewart

AP | Posted 07.22.2015 | Black Voices

Memphis police have identified the white officer who fatally shot a black teenager during a struggle after he was placed in the back of a squad car at...

The American Nightmare: The Tyranny of the Criminal Justice System

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.22.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

In this age of hollow justice, courts of order, and government-sanctioned tyranny, the Constitution is no safeguard against government wrongdoing such as SWAT team raids, domestic surveillance, police shootings of unarmed citizens, indefinite detentions, asset forfeitures, prosecutorial misconduct and the like.

Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Black Man After Routine Traffic Stop

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 07.22.2015 | Crime

An unarmed black man was shot and killed on Sunday by a white police officer after he was pulled over for a missing front license plate. Samuel Dubose...

1st Amendment Punctures Secrecy Surrounding Cosby Transcript, Police-shooting Videos

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.21.2015 | Media
Peter Scheer

For lawyers who specialize in helping clients suppress information that could prove embarrassing or worse, several recent developments just made their job a lot harder -- which is, of course, a good thing from the standpoint of the public interest.

Graphic Police Dash Cam Video Shows Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Man

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.15.2015 | Crime

Three newly released dash cam videos show the dramatic moment that police in California shot and killed an unarmed man and wounded another i...

Parents Of Teen Girl Killed By Cops Sue For $10 Million

AP | Posted 07.08.2015 | Crime

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) -- The parents of a 17-year-old girl fatally shot by police officers in East Texas have filed a $10 million lawsuit alleging a ci...

15 Most Outrageous Police Responses After Killing Unarmed People

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.25.2015 | Crime
Bill Quigley

Police kill a lot of unarmed people. So far in 2015, as many as 100 unarmed people have been killed by police. Here are fifteen of the most outrageous reasons given by police to justify killing unarmed people in the last twelve months.

What White Americans Don't Know and Maybe Never Will

Richard Greener | Posted 06.12.2015 | Crime
Richard Greener

Police abuses do not matter to most of us, and for those who have no choice and must live with these often life- threatening problems every minute of their lives, sadly the message from the majority of Americans is - you "don't look right" to us, and we just don't care about you.

Matt Ferner

LAPD Officer Involved In Ezell Ford Shooting Found To Have Acted 'Out Of Policy' | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department ruled Tuesday that one of the officers involved in the fatal shootin...

Police Investigation Clears Officer In Tony Robinson Shooting

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 06.03.2015 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A white Wisconsin police officer was exonerated Wednesday by an internal investigation into his fatal shooting of an unarmed 19...

Prosecutor: Court Must Correct Judge's Errors In Brelo Acquittal

AP | Posted 05.30.2015 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — While acknowledging he can't appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland po...

What Sucked Me Into the Great LA Car Chase

Terry K Carr | Posted 05.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Terry K Carr

Since the financial meltdown I've had to re-invent how I earn and have created work I can do at home. Being my own boss, I give myself breaks when I need to. Sometimes I'll turn on the TV, but not before five PM: A necessary rule as I have a long history of avoiding unpleasantness, which often means resting before I'm tired.

Time to Kill the Term "Officer-Involved Shooting"

Craig Martin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media
Craig Martin

This term serves to utterly obscure the role of the police officer, his or centrality to the incident, and indeed who is doing the shooting at all.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Off-Duty Detroit Cop Shoots 2 After Parking Lot Argument At Kevin Hart Show | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Crime

An off-duty Detroit police officer shot and injured a man and a woman during an argument related to a parking space at comedian Kevin Hart’s Saturda...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Attorney Claims Black Man Killed During Detroit Arrest Was Shot In The Back | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices

Terrance Kellom, a young black man who was killed during an arrest in Detroit last month, was shot in the back, the attorney for Kellom’s family cla...

No Charges For Cop Who Shot Biracial Teen In Wisconsin

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices

Madison, Wisconsin, police officer Matt Kenny, who fatally shot unarmed teen Tony Robinson in March, will not face charges, the district attorney said...

Man Reporting Crime Given Less Than 2 Seconds To Drop Gun Before Officer Shoots Him

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

It took less than two seconds for Bryant Heyward to end up with the gunshot wound that sent him to intensive care. Heyward called 911 last Thursda...

3 Suspects Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 2 Cops

Associated Press | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.10.2015 | Crime

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi police officers — one a rookie — were shot to death during an evening traffic stop turned violent, a s...

Mississippi Police Officers Shot And Killed, Suspect Steals Patrol Car

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2015 | Crime

May 9 (Reuters) - Two police officers were shot and killed on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the shooter fled the area in a police vehicl...

It's Now 5 Months Into Tamir Rice's Investigation, And Still No Answers

AP | KANTELE FRANKO and MARK GILLISPIE | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices

CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police asked Monday for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and q...