Last month was a bit of a cluster-f wasn’t it? This month, we’re going to look by state or by agency. It should be a bit easier to read.
Much of this is just signal boosting for the activists right now. I haven’t dug into a lot of these articles and I can’t offer informed opinions. There are good cops, there are bad cops. They’re human. But I also know that if you put people into corrupted systems, they will adjust to those systems. It’s human nature.
87 Reasons to Rethink the Death Penalty (Mother Jones) — Okay, I do have an opinion on this. I do not support the death penalty. It offends my money sense. It costs more to execute a prisoner than to incarcerate them for life. That’s where it starts. Then, there’s the number of possibly innocent people on death row. We – as a society – should not morally be willing to take the risk of killing someone who doesn’t deserve it. But, really, it’s the money. Just lock ’em up for life and remove the possibility of parole for extremely violent offenders.
ACLU Says: ‘The Black Spring Has Begun’ (Counter Current News)
Guide to recording the police (Boing Boing)
Freddie Gray and the Real Lesson of Urban Policing (Mother Jones)
FBI Says Racist Organizations Have Been Infiltrating Police Departments For Years (Counter Current News)
Obama Blocks Police Departments From Receiving ‘Military Style’ Weapons and Vehicles (Counter Current News)
How Police Treat Black Man Vs. White Man Carrying AR-15 Legally (Counter Current News)
DEA Steals Cash From Innocent Black Man Who They Claim ‘Must Be A Drug Dealer’ (Counter Current News)
Mass protests, brutal crackdown in Macedonia (Boing Boing)
African Jews Flood the Streets of Israel Demanding End to Police Brutality (Counter Current News)
Unarmed Teen Shot By Police, Cried For His Mother As He Died: ‘Mommy, Mommy, Please Come’
(Counter Current News)
California Cops Gun Down Unarmed Man For ‘Disturbing’ Tourists (Counter Current News)
Cops from ‘Plantation Police Department’ Brutally Arrest Man For Hitting Hood of His Own Car (Counter Current News)
No Punishment For Cop Caught Punching Handcuffed Woman in the Face (Counter Current News)
Man Asks Police to Help Passed-Out Girlfriend, Cop Rapes Her (Counter Current News)
Cop squirts something unpleasant into faces of handcuffed teens (NY Daily News)
Creepy Cops Snapped Photos of Dead Girl After Removing Her Clothes (Counter Current News)
JPay Will No Longer Claim Ownership Over Inmate-Family Correspondence (Electronic Freedom Foundation) — They put a man in solitary because his sister posted one of his IM’s. Fuck that.
Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots His Own Mother At Wedding
(Counter Current News)
Autistic 10-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed and Pinned to the Ground For Climbing a Tree (Counter Current News)
Police Wouldn’t Do It, So Kidnap Victim’s Family Kicked Down Door and Killed Abductor (Counter Current News)
Police Arrest Man For Asserting His Rights, Then They Raided His Business (Counter Current News)
Father Says Police ‘Assassinated’ Unarmed Teenage Son In His Own Home (Counter Current News)
Man Was In ‘Please Don’t Shoot Me Dead’ Protest, Then Cops Shot Him Dead (Counter Current News)
Police ‘Coup’ Prevents Newly-Elected St. Louis Area Mayor From Taking Office (Counter Current News)
Police Handcuff and Shackle ‘Disruptive’ 5-Year-Old Special Needs Student (Counter Current News) — There is no excuse for cuffing a five year old. NONE.
Four Black Officers Held At Gunpoint by Racist Cops Who Assumed They Were Criminals (Counter Current News)
NYPD Admits They Have Been Arresting Too Many People, Considering Amnesty For 1.2 Million (Counter Current News)
Beyond Baltimore: New York City Takes to the Streets (Mother Jones)
Leaked Video Shows North Carolina Cop Shooting Black Suspect In the Back (Counter Current News)
Beavercreek Protester Given More Jail Time Than Cop Who Murdered John Crawford (Counter Current News)
Cop Who Fatally Slammed Arrested Man To The Ground Had Been Warned To Stop Abusing Inmates (Counter Current News)
Man Calls 911 To Report Burglary, Police Show Up and Shoot Him While Criminals Speed Off (Counter Current News)
Cop Shot Homeowner Who Had Done Nothing Wrong Within 1.1 Seconds (Counter Current News)
Texas Police Smash Woman’s Face Into Concrete, Knocking Her Unconscious (Counter Current News)
Officer Not Charged After Having Sex With Teen In ‘Police Explorer Program’ (Counter Current News)
No Charges For Officer Who Shot Unarmed Teen In His Own Home (Counter Current News)