Charlotte, NC, police officer faces manslaughter charge in death of unarmed man

  The Washington Post He had sought help at a nearby house, according to a statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. A woman answered the door and, when she didn’t recognize the man, called 911. Officers responding to the breaking and entering call found Ferrell nearby. Ferrell ran toward the officers, who tried to stop him with… More Charlotte, NC, police officer faces manslaughter charge in death of unarmed man

Sanford police chief steps aside over Martin slaying

The Raw Story The police chief of Sanford, Florida on Thursday said that he would temporarily step aside because he had become a distraction in the case of an unarmed teen that was killed by a neighborhood watch leader. Speaking to reporters at a news conference, Police Chief Bill Lee insisted that he and his… More Sanford police chief steps aside over Martin slaying

Trayvon Martin case: Sanford commission votes ‘no confidence’ in police chief

This case is too heartbreaking for words but the sadder part is that every Black parent of male children (I had four) has to constantly set rules down about not “upsetting” the police in any way. Granted a police officer did not gun down young Martin, but in my opinion, he was gunned down because… More Trayvon Martin case: Sanford commission votes ‘no confidence’ in police chief

Damning Video Tape that Shows That the UC Davis Police Chief Lied About Pepper Spraying

The Democratic Underground In an initial attempt to justify the horrific and sadistically carried out pepper spraying of seated, non-violent protesters at the University of California Davis, the chief of the university of police claimed that the students had trapped the cops:” “Officers were forced to use pepper spray when students surrounded them”, said UC… More Damning Video Tape that Shows That the UC Davis Police Chief Lied About Pepper Spraying

Olbermann: Oakland mayor must fire police chief or resign

The Raw Story Keith Olbermann on his show Wednesday night called on Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to fire the city’s acting police chief after officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse “Occupy Oakland” protesters. Police in Oakland repeatedly clashed with demonstrators Tuesday. Early Tuesday morning, hundreds of police officers cleared the protesters out… More Olbermann: Oakland mayor must fire police chief or resign

Mayor of New Mexico Border Town Indicted for Gun Smuggling

Gawker Running easily purchased American guns to Mexican gangs is all the rage these days in the Great American Southwest, so you know it couldn’t be long until a border town’s mayor, sheriff, and city council got in on the fun. Last week the feds arrested 11 people in New Mexico and charged them with trafficking… More Mayor of New Mexico Border Town Indicted for Gun Smuggling