Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: Crime

13 Current and Former Law Enforcement Officers Arrested for Drug Trafficking

The FBI recently discovered sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers, a police officer, a 911 operator and a civilian had participated in trafficking of multiple kilograms of cocaine and heroin between 2013 and 2015. They were charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances.

JUSTICE: Cops Sentenced to Prison for Tasering Mentally Disabled Woman

Two South Carolina police officers accused of tasering a mentally ill woman, while she posed no threat to herself or others, were sentenced to prison this week. Are police going to finally be held accountable for their brutality?

DOJ Admits FBI Forensic Examiners Gave False Testimony for Decades

The Department of Justice and FBI have openly admitted to providing scientifically invalid testimonies for decades. The result: numerous innocent convicts have been exonerated and released from prison.

Four Blackwater Operatives Sentenced to Prison for Committing Iraqi Massacre

“In killing and maiming unarmed civilians, these defendants acted unreasonably and without justification.” Blackwater contractors were sentenced yesterday for killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians and wounding 18 more in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre.

Deputy Charged with Manslaughter for Gunning Down Unarmed Man

A reserve sheriff’s deputy in Oklahoma was charged with second-degree manslaughter after a video captured him shooting an unarmed man on the ground. The deputy claimed he thought he was holding his Taser when he actually killed the suspect with his gun.

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

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...

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.

Senator Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges

“Government corruption—at any level of elected office—corrodes the public trust." Sen. Robert Menendez has finally been charged for participating in a bribery scheme. It's about time the Department of Justice holds public officials accountable.

Federal Agents Arrested for Bitcoin Money Laundering and Fraud

Two former federal agents operated in the shadows and above the law during their investigation of the online black market, Silk Road. Now they face charges including money laundering and wire fraud along with other related offenses.

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“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."