Saturday, July 4, 2020

‘This is horrendous’: US military confirms bayonets were issued to troops responding to George...

"It is difficult for us to imagine a circumstance which could necessitate or justify the deployment of bayonets against American civilians."

The NYPD isn’t giving critical bodycam footage to officials investigating alleged abuse

New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board made 212 requests for body-worn camera footage in May. The NYPD sent only 33 responses, according to a memo obtained by ProPublica.

Former correctional officers charged with assaulting inmate and falsifying reports

“Our communities entrust correctional officers to protect detention facilities and the inmates housed within them, and when such officers commit crimes within a detention facility, they will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
video

Fired cop charged with battery and misconduct after attacking woman on video

“If [police] violate those professional standards, then we will terminate them. If their conduct rises to the level where it’s criminal, [State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle] is going to prosecute you.”

Bayer to pay $10 billion in cancer lawsuits over Roundup

“Even as we celebrate and congratulate those who made this day possible, millions of people are being exposed to glyphosate.”

L.A. City Councilman arrested in federal corruption probe

“Councilman Huizar violated the public trust to a staggering degree, allegedly soliciting and accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from multiple sources over many years.”

Whistleblowing, the pandemic and a ‘law and order’ system of injustice

The American psyche must come out from behind the flag and confront the realities of its quixotic view of the American dream and American justice.

Trump’s incitement of police violence

Arrogance by police often mirrors the stance of individuals above the cops.

Police detective charged in fatal shooting

“His conduct was reckless. It was reckless and in violation of the Fourth Amendment.”

How the Supreme Court undermined the Black vote

Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.