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Police Corruption

'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.

FBI: Miami Cop Known As 'The Milk Man' Ran Drugs, Plotted Murders

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.15.2014 | Crime

MIAMI (AP) — In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed ou...

Convicts Say NYC Detective Framed Them

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of convicts who say they were framed by a corrupt New York City detective urged a New York City prosecutor Wednesday to spee...

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...

Former Police Chief Was On Drug-Smuggling Cartel's Payroll

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former police chief in a New Mexico border town collected more than $2,000 a month from the Juarez Cartel in exchange for ...

Mississippi Sheriff Indicted On 31 Charges

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 08.31.2013 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- A south Mississippi sheriff has been indicted on 31 counts, including charges accusing him of pushing an arrest in a murder case, ev...

How A Low-Level Cop Came To Control The Pakistani Underworld

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and ADIL JAWAD | Posted 03.30.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan -- A corrupt, low-level cop with a healthy dose of street smarts rises to control hundreds of illegal gambling dens in Pakistan's la...

S.C. Sheriff Indicted For Letting Favored Inmates Have Access To Drugs, Sex And Booze

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.20.2013 | Crime

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An indictment charges a veteran South Carolina sheriff let some favored inmates sleep outside jail with access to television an...

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.

Red Bull Heir Arrested For Running Over Cop With Ferrari

AP | Posted 11.03.2012 | World

Associated Press BANGKOK -- A grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink has been arrested for driving a Ferrari that struck a police off...

Cop Pressures Woman Into Sex: 'You Don't Want To Go To Jail, Do You?'

AP | MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 07.04.2012 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City police officer has been charged with corruption after prosecutors accused him of having sex with two women in exchan...

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...

U.S. Indicts Former Colombian General

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — A retired Colombian police general who was security chief for former President Alvaro Uribe from 2002 to 2005 betrayed intern...

Caught On Tape: Police Kidnaps Three Handcuffed Men In Underwear

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 08.14.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- There it was on video: Five heavily armed policemen barge into a hotel in western Mexico before dawn and march out with three handcuffe...

David Lohr

New York State Police Prostitution Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Feds: Philly Cop Used Prisoner Debit, Credit Cards

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Federal authorities say a Philadelphia police officer tasked with protecting the belongings of jailed suspects instead used their debi...

Entire City's Police Force Detained In Organized Crime Investigation

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- The entire police force of the northern Mexico city of Linares is being held for investigation of possible corruption and ties to...

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

www.theatlantic.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.