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Unarmed Black Man Gary Gunn Walking Home At Night Killed By Montgomery Police Who Can Only Say He “Appeared Suspicious”

Gary Gunn, shot and killed by a police officer Thursday morning, has not been suspected of any crime and was likely unarmed (Source: Family)

Next in tonight’s lethal force double feature, we turn to Montgomery, Alabama for the death of 59-year old black man, Greg Gunn, shot and killed at around 3:20 Thursday morning outside of his neighbor’s home on his own street for simply appearing to be “suspicious”. In contrast to the officer-involved …

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29 Cadets Thrown Out Of Pennsylvania State Police Academy For Involvement In Cheating Scandal

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According to Pennsylvania State Police commissioner Tyree Blocker, 29 cadets have left the Police Academy in light of a cheating scandal, some were dismissed and some left voluntarily when faced with an internal probe.  Blocker told the media February 4th that a comprehensive investigation was underway after agency staff suspected …

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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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Controversial police surveillance program “Beware” being tested in Fresno

Fresno Chief of Police Jerry Dyer inside the Fresno Police Department's crime center. (Nick Otto/For The Washington Post)

Databased information collected by the NSA is being used to determine your “threat level” to police if you live in Fresno, California.  Your arrest history, purchase history, deep web searches, and social media posts may be synthesized by a new piece of software called Beware. While police argue the information …

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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

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Suffolk County alleged of widespread corruption after arrest of police chief and hate crimes trial for sergeant

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In mid-December the FBI arrested former police chief James Burke of Suffolk County, NY shortly after his resignation.  He is being held without bond while his abuses of power are investigated; they range from civil rights violations for torturing a prisoner to conspiracy charges.  Before Burke is tried, retired sergeant Scott …

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In Freddie Gray case, officer awaiting retrial must take the stand against van driver, receives immunity for testimony

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There is no precedent for the ruling of Baltimore circuit court judge Barry Williams.  The judge will allow William Porter, who currently is waiting for a new trial after his own ended in a mistrial, to take the stand against the van driver Caesar Goodson in his second degree murder …

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Judge says no penalty for SFPD officers who exchanged racist and homophobic texts

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Judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled that the seven officers investigated for the messages they exchanged with their former sergeant (fired and convicted of corruption last year) could not face punishment because the strict one-year statute of limitations had expired. All of the officers will be keeping their jobs. The officers had …

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What to do about America’s tens of thousands of untested rape kits? Congress responds.

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Congress included $45 million in support in yesterday’s omnibus bill after public concern over the nation’s increasing number of untested rape kits.  The funding should aid local police forces to combat their astounding numbers of backlogged rape kits.  Rape kits cost about $1,000 each to test and, like the upwards of …

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