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Police Brutality

January, 2016

  • 12 January

    Philadelphia Cop Previously Charged Twice For Assault Is Arrested Again

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    How much longer do we as a society continue to cling to the notion that corruption and brutality in law enforcement isn’t a national, widespread problem? Via Free Thought Project: Philadelphia Police Officer Deric Lewis was recently arrested for the third time, after being arrested on two other occasions and losing …

  • 12 January

    Cops Called To Evict Tenant, Kill Him Instead

    Credit: Jocelyn Rardin | Courthouse News Service

    Via Filming Cops:   City police used unwarranted deadly force when they shot and killed the mentally ill man while attempting to evict him from his apartment, the man’s estate administrator claims in court. Lawrence Faine, a schizophrenic, was a resident in Calvary Towers, an affordable housing complex serving low …

  • 12 January

    Will the LAPD finally bring a cop to trial for killing an unarmed man?

    Demonstrators protest the killing of an unarmed homeless man by a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer, in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California May 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn - RTX1C0UA

    Via The Atlantic: “While a Los Angeles Police Department officer hasn’t been charged in an on-duty killing in more than 15 years, it suddenly seems likely that it may happen. On Monday, L.A. police chief Charlie Beck, who typically defends his force, publicly announced that Officer Clifford Proctor, 50, should …

  • 12 January

    Huffington Post: Coming Soon, The Next Tamir Rice

    Credit: Michael Nigro, Huffington Post

    Via Michael Nigro @Huffington Post: A Cleveland police cruiser lurches forward into a coterie of protesters and stops dangerously close to hitting a number of us who, along with about 150 others, had taken the streets for a second day in a row since the local grand jury decided not …

  • 12 January

    Black Lives Matter “Peoples Monday” Action Marches For India Kager In Manhattan, 1 Arrested

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    NYC Shut It Down (Black Lives Matter:NYC)  resumed their weekly Peoples Monday demonstrations in 2016, convening in Grand Central last evening to protest the killing of India Kager, a 27 year old Navy veteran and mother of two young boys.  She was unarmed and driving with her boyfriend, Angelo Perry, …

  • 11 January

    “I’m Gonna Get That N****” – No Indictments For Mississippi Officer Who Fatally Strangled Unarmed Black Man

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    Via Newsone: “A grand jury in Clarke County, Mississippi has decided not to charge a police officer in the death of Jonathan Sanders, an unarmed Black man who was placed in a chokehold by officer Kevin Herrington last summer. The Clarion-Ledger reports Herrington had reasonable suspicion that Sanders was involved with drug activity, and excessive force …

  • 11 January

    Daughter Of Eric Garner: The Only Cop Being Charged In My Father’s Murder Is Being Charged Because She’s Black

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    Via Erica Garner: “My father, Eric Garner, was killed by New York Police Department officer Daniel Pantaleo a year and a half ago, but last week marks the department’s first official charge of wrongdoing in his case. The charge was not made against Pantaleo, the officer who placed my father …

  • 11 January

    Minister singled out and charged with misdemeanor for police brutality protest in Fresno

    Reverent Floyd Harris, activist and minister (Copblock)

    “The police targeted Rev. Harris after a protest for the officer shooting death of Freddy Centeno. Fresno police officers followed Rev. Harris and a member of the brown berets home, where they confronted him with a warrant for leading the protest at the Federal courthouse on Aug 10, 2015.” — Brian Sumner from CopBlock

  • 11 January

    NYPD Cop Exposed For Extorting Thousands Of Dollars From Local Businesses In Queens

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    Via Truth Voice: “A Staten Island cop pleaded guilty Tuesday to shaking down the owner of a Queens pizzeria for illegal “protection” money, federal authorities said. Besnik Llakatura also copped to extorting $1,000 per week from the operator of two social clubs in Astoria. Llakatura, 37, and two co-conspirators, carried …

  • 11 January

    White House Chief of Staff says Obama WILL Close Guantanamo Bay

    Activists rally in front of the White House demanding U.S. President Barack Obama to close down the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay while in Washington,       (REUTERS/Larry Downing )

    104 detainees remain with one year to go in Obama’s presidency.  On Sunday White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough revealed in an interview that Obama is preparing a plan to submit to Congress to close down the U.S. detainment facility in Guantanamo Bay for good, a promise he made in his …

  • 11 January

    Best NYPD Can Do For Eric Garner: Sergeant To Face ‘Internal Charges’

    Credit: Michael Nagle for The New York Times

    Via NY Times: “A New York City police sergeant was served with departmental disciplinary charges on Friday for her role in the confrontation that led to the death of Eric Garner in 2014. The sergeant, Kizzy Adonis, was one of two Police Department supervisors to initially respond to the scene …

  • 11 January

    Off Duty Cop Pulls Gun And Threatens Innocent Civilian, Cops Show Up And Say “File A Complaint”

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    Via CopBlock: “I had an officer (Adam Garcia) belligerently and negligently pull his firearm on me and asked “do you want to fucking take this further” because my dog barked at him. He was off duty (in plain clothes) and I was unarmed, walking my dogs in the hospital parking lot where my son was …

  • 11 January

    Go Black Central: WATCH HOW COPS ANSWER THE QUESTION “DO BLACK LIVES MATTER?”

    Picture: IB Times

    “On December 28th, 29th and 30th, I marched through Downtown Cleveland Ohio in protest of the court ruling to not indict the officer involved in the murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. While marching with my ‘family’ the thought occurred to me, Do Black Lives Really Matter? So I decided to ask a …

  • 8 January

    Cops Intimidate Witnesses Into Changing Their Stories In Fatal Shooting

    FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times in Chicago. Chicago officials released hundreds of emails Thursday Dec. 31, 2015 related to the video that wasn't released until more than a year after the shooting.  The emails, including some between city officials asking how they should respond to demands for the video, were released to media outlets that have been pressing for the documents for weeks.  (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)

    According to Gawker, “Just when it seemed impossible for Chicago police officers to come off any worse in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, lawyers for the family now assert at least three witnesses were interrogated for hours, threatened and forced to lie about what they saw.” Full Story …

  • 8 January

    Oregon Sheriff Shakes Ammon Bundy’s Hand Instead Of Shooting Him

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    On Thursday, Harney County, Oregon Sheriff Dave Ward met Ammon Bundy in a remote area near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Bundy has been leading an illegal armed occupation of a federal building for almost a week. But Ward greeted Bundy with a firm handshake instead of handcuffs. Full Story …