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Black Officer Edwin Raymond Slams NYPD With Lawsuit Over Quota-Based Policing And Discrimination

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Edwin Raymond, an eight year veteran of the New York Police Department, is heading a class action lawsuit involving 12 other black and latino police officers against ‘New York’s Finest,’ alleging that the NYPD is instructing its officers to satisfy predetermined numerary objectives for arrests and tickets every month. In other words, the quota system the department …

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Two LAPD Officers Worked Together To Rape And Sexually Assault Women Arrested For Narcotics, Finally Charged After Two Year Investigation

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Two veteran LAPD officers were arrested by detectives from the same police force on Wednesday and charged with a series of sexual assaults, most of which occurred while they were on duty.  The officers are expected in court on Thursday and are now held on more than $3.5 million bail. Prosecutors allege …

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Shots Fired Outside Of Corrupt Tennessee Sheriff’s Home, His Immediate Reaction: ‘Beyonce’s Video’ Made Him A Target

Sheriff Robert Arnold (Photo: WKRN)

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told the press Tuesday that he suspects Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and “Formation” music video may have led to a shooting outside his Murfreesboro, Tennessee home.  The officer reported hearing eight gunshots outside of his house Monday around 9 PM.  He yelled for his wife and two young …

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“I Can’t Be Racist I Have A (Insert Ethnicity Here) Friend!” Study Finds Whites Disparaging Minorities Appear Less Racist When Mentioning Asian-American Friends

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We’ve all been there. You’re having a conversation about social issues that quickly pivots to an argument about race in America, with one person making increasingly uncomfortable statements. You try to avoid making a scene, but then you realize that you don’t owe this person anything – least of all …

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Bankrupt Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources Pays Executive Millions In Exchange For Slashing Benefits

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Alpha Natural Resources, a bankrupt coal company headquartered in Bristol, Virginia, outlined a plan to pay top executives up to 11.9 million in bonuses over six months as a “reward” for slashing benefits for workers and simultaneously sidestepping environmental remediation obligations during its bankruptcy proceedings. As one of the four largest …

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NOPD Botches Rape Investigation To Protect Former Officer Who Once Had An Affair With The Victim

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A bizarre love triangle between an adulterous former cop, a woman, and her alleged rapist, 35-year-old cable TV installer, Ronnie A. Torregano began to unfold Tuesday in a New Orleans court.  Orleans Parish prosecutor Jason Napoli told the jurors that NOPD completely botched the rape investigation and that “the only person …

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Former Officer Arrested In Houston County On Valentine’s Day For Felony Aggravated Stalking–For The Second Time!

Jeffrey Lee Schulmerich

Houston County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jeffrey Lee Schulmerich, 51, a former Dothan police officer on Valentine’s Day and charged him with felony aggravated stalking. According to Sheriff’s Capt. Antonio Gonzalez, deputies served Schulmerich with a felony warrant on Sunday for a previous event that did not happen on Valentine’s …

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More Trouble In Georgia Prisons: Three Women Accuse Former Guard Of Repeated Rapes

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Days after Georgia correctional officers gained national attention as the FBI arrest 46 of them for corruption in the drug trade, three women have gone public with a civil suit against Captain Edgar Daniel Johnson, the former supervisor at a medium-security women’s prison.  Captain Johnson has made headlines for allegedly raping the three …

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They Depended On Scalia’s Support–Now North Carolina GOP Is Scrambling To Defend ‘Racial Gerrymandering’

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At a spirited hearing Monday, Republican lawmakers in North Carolina made a last-minute plea to keep in place two congressional districts that were recently struck down in federal court for racial gerrymandering. Lawmakers spoke to voters at five locations throughout the state via teleconference, saying that they would do everything …

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