An Officer Has Been Charged With The Murder Of Laquan McDonald. But What About The Cover-Up?

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/CHARLES REX ARBOGAST THINK PROGRESS After the first murder charge against an active-duty Chicago police officer in over three decades, the city’s political establishment is eager to move on. But while Officer Jason Van Dyke could face 20 years or more in prison if convicted of killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald over a year… More An Officer Has Been Charged With The Murder Of Laquan McDonald. But What About The Cover-Up?

Cop Claims Brutal Assault On Indian Grandfather Was Justified Because ‘We Speak English Here’ (VIDEO)

ADDICTING INFO Defense lawyers representing an Alabama police officer who stands accused of violating the rights of a 57-year-old man blamed the victim in court today. During opening statements, attorney Robert Tuten told jurors that the officer’s brutal attack on the man was on his own fault. He stated that Sureshbhai Patel, a native of India, had… More Cop Claims Brutal Assault On Indian Grandfather Was Justified Because ‘We Speak English Here’ (VIDEO)

The Number of Cops Indicted for Murder Spikes Upward

THE ATLANTIC In the past five months, at least 14 police officers have been charged for on-duty killings—more than five times the normal rate. At least 14 cops have been charged in recent months with committing murder, homicide, or manslaughter while on duty. On Tuesday, a judge ruled that two Albuquerque policemen must stand trial… More The Number of Cops Indicted for Murder Spikes Upward

This Photo Is Raising Questions About How Police Are Treating White Bikers After A Mass Murder

THINK PROGRESS Today, a massive gunfight between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas left at least 9 people dead and 18 injured. “In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the worst crime scene, the most violent crime scene I have ever been involved in,” Waco Police Sargent Patrick Swanton said. The police have not… More This Photo Is Raising Questions About How Police Are Treating White Bikers After A Mass Murder

“I’m not your brother!”: Video reveals police’s stunning double-standard for black Americans

Updated to include victim’s “mugshot”. Salon In a shocking video posted to YouTube, police tase and arrest a black man picking his kids up from preschool The latest in police misconduct was captured in a cellphone video that surfaced earlier this week. The video depicts a black man, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Lollie, sitting in… More “I’m not your brother!”: Video reveals police’s stunning double-standard for black Americans

NYPD drags a 48-year-old naked woman from her apartment as neighbors protest and tape arrest

A friend emailed me today and asked me why hadn’t I reported some of the malicious treatment by police officers against alleged “perpetrators” in recent weeks.  I think I wrote back saying that I have in fact reported on police violence in the past but wanted to stick to the tagline of this blog: Sorting out… More NYPD drags a 48-year-old naked woman from her apartment as neighbors protest and tape arrest

Dad Calls Cops on Son to Teach Him a Lesson, Cops Shoot Son Dead

This story is sad on so many levels… Gawker A father’s attempt to teach his son a lesson for taking his truck without permission ended in tragedy Monday after a local police officer shot the teenager dead. James Comstock told the Des Moines Register he called the police on his son Tyler after the latter took the former’s… More Dad Calls Cops on Son to Teach Him a Lesson, Cops Shoot Son Dead

Why ‘stop and frisk’ is worse than NSA surveillance

If my boys, who are now in their 40’s had lived during these times in NYC there is an overwhelming chance that they would have been stopped and frisked several times.  Today my  sons and daughters are professionals in their chosen fields, but would they have had that chance in today’s NYPD environment? The New… More Why ‘stop and frisk’ is worse than NSA surveillance

Two white Texas officers fired for beating black woman over $150 fine

Did the police officers forget that there was a surveillance camera in the room?  Did they even care?  Probably not.  After all, the incident did occur in Jasper, Texas. The Raw Story Two police officers in Texas have been fired after they were caught on video beating a woman who was being arrested for an unpaid traffic ticket.… More Two white Texas officers fired for beating black woman over $150 fine

Texas Police Tase Overweight Asthmatic to Death in Drug Raid That Uncovers No Drugs

Yet another sad casualty of the war on drugs… Alternet On May 16th, Forth Worth police entered the home of Jarmaine Darden, 34, in search of cocaine. The raid, which does not appear to have uncovered any cocaine,  ended with the 34-year-old father dead after police tased him multiple times. Family members told CBS 11 that the 350-pound man,… More Texas Police Tase Overweight Asthmatic to Death in Drug Raid That Uncovers No Drugs