Tuesday, July 23, 2019

After Cop’s Shooting of Unarmed Walter Scott Caught on Video, New Calls for Body...

Would requiring officers to wear body cameras be a new way to address civil rights concerns? Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, talks about the newly ignited debate.

Killer Cops Like North Charleston’s Officer Slager Must be Called to Account

Clearly, more cameras are needed, including body cams on officers after real-time photo evidence of a cop trying to plant evidence on his victim came into play in South Carolina. But the real issue is getting officers to do their job—serving the community.

10 Deputies Suspended for Excessive Beating Caught on Video

Ten deputies were put on leave in San Bernardino for their involvement in the apparent beating, tasing and arrest of Francis Pusok as he was taken into custody. Their actions were exposed after a news helicopter captured it on video of the police brutality.

Debt Collectors or Pick Pockets?

Predatory collection agencies are filing bogus lawsuits against hard-hit consumers. This is no minor scam — a third of all adults in the United States are under pursuit by debt collectors.

Capital Punishment? A Dead Policy Walking

Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, even though there were no eyewitnesses, nor fingerprints. Was he a victim of bias and racism?

Former Police Commander Sentenced to Prison for Multiple Abuses

Former Police Commander John Nyunt was sentenced to prison this week after pleading guilty to several charges. By abusing his position within the police department, Nyunt had profited from a life of crime until his ex-wife turned against him.

Police Officer Faces Murder Charge for Shooting Unarmed Man in the Back

After a video surfaced recorded by a bystander, South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, was arrested on Tuesday charged with murder for shooting an unarmed man in the back. The video appeared to contradict the officer’s account.

2016 Presidential Candidates Address Inequality (Sort Of)

Congress never before worried about the "ever-widening chasm" between the rich and the rest of the nation. For Republican presidential candidates, inequality is a top political topic, but their solution are the same old failed tactics.

BNSF Challenges Lawsuit from Engineer Who Ran for His Life From Exploding Oil ‘Bomb...

After former BNSF locomotive engineer, Bryan Thompson, suffered injuries from an oil-by-rail train the company is arguing that some federal laws protect them from paying. Are U.S. laws and policies structured to favor the powerful rail industry over people?

Louisiana Denies Compensation to Dying Exonerated Death Row Prisoner as Former Prosecutor Apologizes

Glenn Ford was recently freed from death row after three decades, but unfortunately now suffers from stage three lung cancer. He is suing the prison for not providing treatment when he was first diagnosed in 2011.