Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: police

VIDEO: Pulling a Gun on a Pool Party? Texas Cop Suspended...

Hundreds are protesting against a white police officer who threw a 4-year-old African-American girl to the ground and pointed his pistol at other black youths at a neighborhood pool party. It's time the police brutality ends.

LAPD Chief Rebukes Officers for Killing Another Unarmed Homeless Man

Two officers have received harsh disapproval after a security video revealed the killing of an unarmed homeless man in Venice, California. And LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said there was no justifying their actions in taking the unarmed man’s life—just another example of police brutality.

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?

As Video Captures Officers’ Fatal Shootings of Unarmed Men, Knowing Your...

As video proves decisive in holding police accountable for police brutality across the country, it's important you know your rights when filming a police officer. Democracy Now answers questions regarding people’s rights with Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst.

Eight San Francisco Cops Suspended for Racist Texts

After being caught exchanging racist and homophobic texts regarding coworkers and citizens, eight San Francisco police officers were suspended. An investigation is underway, but the police chief is asking for their immediate termination.

LAPD Shoot 15-Year-Old in Back for Standing Near Friend Holding Toy...

Violence implemented on victims by police has become a growing problem in the U.S. and the city of Los Angeles is no different. LAPD officers recently shot a 15-year-old because his friend was playing with a replica gun on their way to school.

2 Cops Charged with Aggravated Assault After Video Reveals Savage Beating

Two police officers in Philadelphia falsely accused and arrested a man with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, but upon viewing recorded footage the suspect has been released. Why all the lies and corruption?

Philadelphia Inquirer Pimps for Philly Cop Chief

The Philadelphia Inquirer was shamelessly pimped for the brutal and murderous Philadelphia Police Department. Has the Inquirer, once one of the country's best papers, become such a shameless apologist for the powerful?

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police for Shooting Son in...

Darrien Hunt’s family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Saratoga Springs and the two officers who shot him to death for carrying a souvenir sword. Do law enforcement officials only draw their guns to kill?

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How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

U.S. judge slashed Bayer/Monsanto damages owed from $75 million to $25.27 million

Bayer had purchased Monsanto back in 2016 and the product Roundup weedkiller has been linked to causing cancer.  Northern...

Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

Trump’s plan to throw 55,000 children out of their homes

In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA.