Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tag: police violence

Breonna Taylor grand jurors say police actions were ‘criminal’; never given...

“From the very beginning, we have seen a campaign of prevarication, of dishonesty, of outright neglect of any semblance of justice for Breonna Taylor or for her family.”

Texas police officer fired after shooting unarmed man

“Earlier today Mr. Lucas was terminated for his egregious violation of the City’s and police department’s policies.”

Texas cop charged with murder in fatal police shooting

Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas was accused of shooting an unarmed man for no justifiable reason while on-duty.

Former Chicago police sergeant sentenced to 13 years in federal prison

Hicks and his robbery crew stole thousands of dollars in cash, multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, hundreds of pounds of marijuana, and several firearms.

Colorado police release video of woman hogtied inside patrol car

“That is not what we’re hired to do. We are not judge, jury, and executor. We are not to treat people inhumanely like they don’t matter.”

Utah police release body cam video of officer shooting unarmed 13-year-old...

The district attorney’s office is continuing to review the shooting and determine whether the officer was legally justified in firing his weapon at Cameron.

4 Texas police officers fired over fatal shooting

"You don’t get to shoot somebody 21 times, because at that time, when we discharged those 21 rounds, Mr. Chavez was at his greatest level of incapacitation.”

Rochester police killed an unarmed Black man having a mental health...

Mayor Lovely Warren announced the next day that she had suspended seven officers while an investigation is under way.

Utah police under investigation after shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

"No matter the circumstances, what happened on Friday night is a tragedy, and I expect this investigation to be handled swiftly and transparently for the sake of everyone involved."

Deputy fired and arrested for assaulting handcuffed woman on video

“His actions are unacceptable, and I will not have it from any of my deputies.”

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Michigan judge accused of jeopardizing safety and democracy with reversal of open carry ban...

"There are voters who are afraid, there are election workers who are afraid."

Senators call for investigation into Border Patrol tracking phones without warrant

"...we urge you to investigate CBP’s warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans’ information, including but not limited to Venntel’s location database.”

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.

$280m ‘dark money’ spent by US Christian right groups globally

Organizations led by some of Donald Trump’s most vocal allies and supporters have spent increasing amounts of money globally to influence foreign laws, policies and public opinion in order “to stir a backlash” against sexual and reproductive rights.

‘Should be ashamed’: After installing Barrett, McConnell adjourns Senate for recess with no Covid...

“Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick.”