How Police Mistreat Women And Sexual Assault Victims. Share Tweet Email The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has found that in addition to being systematically discriminatory against black citizens, also discriminates against sexual assault victims, especially against prostitutes and transwomen.
Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress. When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male.
But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless. Half of police shootings nationally are of persons with disabilities. The Ruderman Family report reviews the media coverage of eight cases over the 2013-2016 time period and states that the following patterns are revealed: Disability goes unmentioned or is listed as an attribute without context.
An impairment is used to evoke pity or sympathy for the victim. A medical condition or “mental illness” is used to blame victims for their deaths. In rare instances, we have identified thoughtful examinations of disability from within its social context that reveal the intersecting forces that lead to dangerous use-of-force incidents. White House Immediately Pledges to Wield 'Law and Order' Over Protesters, Immigrants - Rewire. As President Trump took the oath of office on Friday, the official White House website got a makeover emphasizing his “law and order” administration’s intent to policing Black Americans, immigrants, and other people of color.
“Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter,” stated the new WhiteHouse.gov page dedicated to “standing up for our law enforcement community.” “Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Unarmed 73-year-old man killed by police in Bakersfield, California. A Bakersfield police officer shot and killed an unarmed 73-year-old man on Monday.
Family members said Francisco Serna was suffering from dementia and was shot nine times as he took a walk outside his home in the early hours of the morning. Bakersfield lies in Kern County, California, where a Guardian investigation last year revealed that law enforcement officers killed more people per capita than any other county in the US. Police brutality. WATCH: Cop Kicks Teen Girl to the Ground, Arrests Her for Having a Lollipop. Washington D.C. — A bag of chips and a lollipop were cause for a teen girl to be assaulted and arrested by DC Metro Transit Police this week.
The incident was captured on a witness’s cellphone. April Goggans of Black Lives Matter DC posted the video on Youtube Tuesday, writing that the girl was 17 years old and was traveling with her friends after school. According to Goggans, the girl was walking to the metro gates with a bag of chips and lollipop then stopped by transit police because she had food. Man Cleared of Attempted Murder After Leaked Dashcam Shows Cop Shoot HIM in the Back, TWICE. Birmingham, AL — In May 2015, officer Daniel Aguirre was given a Combat Cross Medal after he said in a police report that he successfully fended off a struggle in which he and his partner were in danger.
However, someone on the inside leaked Dashcam footage showing Aquirre shooting a man in the back as he lay prostrate on his hands and knees. Still, Birmingham police charged their victim, Aubrey Williams, with attempted murder. But, last week, after spending more than a year in jail for a crime he never committed, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office finally showed a semblance of logic and dropped the charges against Williams. Disturbing Dashcam Shows Raging Cop Shatter His Windshield With Handcuffed Man's Face. Lorain, OH — (RT) An Ohio officer slammed a handcuffed man’s face into a police cruiser with so much force that it broke the windshield, causing the glass to shatter, newly released footage shows.
Despite the violent impact, the local police chief is defending the officer. Dash cam video obtained exclusively by NBC affiliate WKYC shows Pele Smith being escorted to the squad car while handcuffed in Lorain, Ohio. BREAKING: Video Released Showing Cops Publicly Execute Mentally Ill Man for Yelling at Them. Sacramento, CA — Joseph Mann, 50, used to work for the Department of Corrections until he had a mental breakdown in 2011 following the death of his mother.
Since then, this mentally ill man has peacefully lived on the streets of Sacramento — until last July when he was shot 14 times and killed as he fled from police. Until this week, the only video that existed was a cellphone video that disputed the official police narrative. However, on Tuesday, the Sacremento police department released dashcam video and audio of the killing of Joseph Mann.
State Supreme Court Rules Black Men Justified in Running from Cops. A state supreme court has now ruled black men have every reason to run from the cops — and their fleeing cannot be considered a suspicious act.
According to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, because black men have a legitimate reason to run from police, thus, fleeing should not be deemed suspicious. In its decision to overturn the gun conviction against Jimmy Warren on Tuesday, the high court considered data from the Boston police’ Field Interrogation and Observation study as well as a study by the American Civil Liberties Union on the city’s stop and frisk program, both of which found Boston police disproportionately stop African Americans. “Warren was arrested on December 18, 2011, by police who were investigating a break-in in Roxbury,” WBUR reports. Dozens of Cops Implicated in Suit for "Trafficking, Raping, Victimizing" Underage "Sex Slave" Oakland, CA — An abused little girl was only 12-years-old when she was forced into the sex trade, forever altering the course of her life. For years, this little girl was “exploited by pimps” when she finally broke away and made it to an Oakland police officer.
For a brief moment, she thought she was safe — but, according to a recent lawsuit, she was wrong. In September of last year, Officer Brendan O’Brien killed himself a little more than a year after police say his wife, Irma Huerta-Lopez, also took her life. Although police have still not revealed the reason why, immediately after O’Brien’s suicide, an internal affairs probe found that he was the officer who met the underage sex slave, Celeste Guap.
BRAVE NEW FILMS & Blue Scholars (Oskar Barnack MUSIC VIDEO) Shaun King's Stream. Here’s the Data That Shows Cops Kill Black People at a Higher Rate Than White People. Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, August 2014 Raffe Lazarian/ZUMA Wire/ZUMA Since a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, one month ago, reporters and researchers have scrambled to find detailed data on how often cops wound or kill civilians. What they've uncovered has been frustratingly incomplete: Perhaps not surprisingly, law enforcement agencies don't keep very good stats on incidents that turn deadly. In short, it's a mystery exactly how many Americans are shot by the police every year. Five Stupid Reasons People Support the Police. Criminal RecordsDUI OffensesMuch More Government and State Records While there are more than just five basic reasons individuals throw morality, compassion and logic to the wind in support of police, these five seem to come up most often with the absolute worst fanatics of force. #1: Muh Family!
When people give as their reason for supporting the police that they have a family member who is ‘on the badge’ you know that you can kiss a rational conversation on the topic goodbye. Inmate locked in scalding shower died 'by accident', medical examiner says. A civil rights group has stepped up its call for a federal inquiry into Florida’s troubled prison service after a medical examiner reportedly ruled the death of an inmate who was locked under a scalding shower by prison guards for almost two hours an accident. Darren Rainey, who was schizophrenic, died in June 2012 after he was confined to a tiny cubicle at the psychiatric unit of the Dade correctional institution near Homestead, with corrections officers controlling the water temperature from outside.
Several inmates reported hearing Rainey, 50, screaming to be let out while another later claimed he was made to scrape chunks of the dead prisoner’s burned-off flesh from the cubicle floor. Howard Simon, executive director of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), said it “defies belief” that Rainey, who was serving a two-year sentence for cocaine possession, and who had been locked in the shower after he defecated in his cell, died by accident.
Republican Arizona lawmaker introduces bill to criminalize recording police within 20 feet. Republican Arizona State senator and former police officer John Kavanagh is introducing a bill in the state Senate that would result in fines or jail time for video recording police actions within 20 feet of them. According to Talking Points Memo: Kavanagh said Senate Bill 1054 allows citizens to film at 21 feet, which he said is close enough because cameras have improved so much. [...]
Under Kavanagh's bill, a first offense would result in a $300 fine while further violations could send offenders to jail for up to six months, according to the Times. Kavanagh, who is a retired cop and teaches criminal justice courses at a community college, said it was a "distraction" to have someone filming too close to police. “Having one or more persons suddenly walking up behind and around them with cameras is a distraction,” Kavanagh said. Police Choke Woman Until She Goes Limp During Forced Blood Extraction.
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