Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: police violence

In Haiti, Washington meddling missed by press

Haitian and foreign readers and viewers would be so much better served if corporate media could follow the advice of its own codes of ethics.

Former police officer sentenced to prison for excessive force and obstruction

“Officers aren’t only expected to enforce the law in their communities, they are expected to follow it themselves.”

Floridians are suing a cop fired for planting drugs in their...

Thanks to the diligence of one assistant state attorney, 119 cases were thrown out and the officer is under state investigation.

Former correctional officer pleads guilty to punching handcuffed man on video

“Correctional officers who abuse their power and harm inmates violate our civil rights laws.”

Minneapolis agrees to pay $20M to family of unarmed woman killed...

“There was not a clear threat before the use of force was made. This is not a victory for anyone, but rather a way for our city to move forward.”

Police body cam video shows officer shooting unarmed woman

According to videos of the incident, the officer ordered the man out of the vehicle before firing at him and shooting his passenger without provocation.

Video reveals deputy punching and slamming teen’s head against ground

"It was outrageous that a deputy would do this to an unarmed student who was not fighting back, who was giving no resistance.”

Lawsuit filed after California police officers shoot unarmed man on video

Recorded on surveillance video as several South Gate police officers shot him more than a dozen times, the unarmed victim recently filed...

New Jersey officer sentenced to prison for assaulting hospital patient and...

“When an officer betrays the oath to protect and serve, it tarnishes the law enforcement community and puts the public at risk.”

ACLU calls for investigation into police detaining ex-Marine moving into his...

After a police officer held a Marine veteran at gunpoint and handcuffed him while moving into his own house, the Kansas chapter...


Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

550,000 acres on fire in Alaska in latest sign of the climate crisis

Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Texas judge convicted of bribery and obstruction

“No one – especially a judge – is above the law.”

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...

For-profit company makes $750 per day, per immigrant child yet maintains deplorable conditions

For $750 a day a child could stay in a suite at Trump's Washington hotel.