Cops Behaving Badly May

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.

General

Report: Police in America killed more than 90 people this month. Freddie Gray was only one of them. (Boing Boing)

These Photos Show What Life Is Like for Girls in Juvenile Detention (Mother Jones)

Color Of Change explains “Why Accurate Coverage Of Crime Matters” (Boing Boing)


ACLU makes app that sends phone video of police misconduct directly to ACLU servers
(Boing Boing)

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.

Put Yourself in the Jury Box: Did These 8 Men Deserve to Die? (Mother Jones)

ACLU Says: ‘The Black Spring Has Begun’ (Counter Current News)

Guide to recording the police (Boing Boing)

These Photos of the Vegas Fight and the Baltimore Protests Perfectly Sum Up Inequality in America (Mother Jones)

Freddie Gray and the Real Lesson of Urban Policing (Mother Jones)

Here Are 13 Killings by Police Captured on Video in the Past Year (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)

Protesters Swarm White House Demanding ‘Justice For Freddie Gray’ and an ‘End To Police Terror’ (Counter Current News)

DEA


Officials criticize DEA’s light punishment of agents who forgot man in cell for 5 days
(LA Times)

Court says DEA is allowed to secretly fill your truck with weed, get into firefights with Zetas (Boing Boing)

DEA Steals Cash From Innocent Black Man Who They Claim ‘Must Be A Drug Dealer’ (Counter Current News)

DEA takes $16,000 cash from black man on train, leaves him penniless (Boing Boing)

FBI

FBI replies to Stingray Freedom of Information request with 5,000 blank pages (Boing Boing)


FBI’s crypto backdoor plans require them to win the war on general purpose computing
(Boing Boing)

FBI spies on tar sands opponents under banner of “national security” (Boing Boing)

International

Mass protests, brutal crackdown in Macedonia (Boing Boing)

African Jews Flood the Streets of Israel Demanding End to Police Brutality (Counter Current News)

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California


Unarmed Teen Shot By Police, Cried For His Mother As He Died: ‘Mommy, Mommy, Please Come’
(Counter Current News)

Police department of ancient secret society busted in Los Angeles (Boing Boing)

California Cops Gun Down Unarmed Man For ‘Disturbing’ Tourists (Counter Current News)

Sneaky crosswalk law in Los Angeles is a tax for the crime of being poor (Boing Boing)

Colorado

ACLU accuses Colorado police of racial profiling after video captures traffic stop (Boing Boing)

Connecticut
Delaware

Delaware cop charged for kicking man in face and knocking him out

Florida

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)

Georgia

Atlanta pays $20,000 to critic forced to post pro-cop message to Facebook (Boing Boing)

Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois

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)

Indiana

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.

Iowa
Kansas

Kansas kid corrects anti-drug teacher, cops raid his house (Boing Boing)

Kentucky

Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots His Own Mother At Wedding
(Counter Current News)

Louisiana


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)

Maine
Maryland

Police Arrest Man For Asserting His Rights, Then They Raided His Business (Counter Current News)

Baltimore Round-Up

Massachusetts
Michigan


White Detroit prosecutor to Baltimore Police on Freddie Gray protestors: “Solution. Simple. Shoot em.”
(Boing Boing)

Father Says Police ‘Assassinated’ Unarmed Teenage Son In His Own Home (Counter Current News)

Minnesota

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis activist: Authorities ‘sent cops to our houses’ (Racialicious)

Mississippi
Missouri

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)

Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York

Citizen journo who videod Eric Garner’s murder now hounded by NYPD (Boing Boing)

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.

No Charges For NYPD Cop Who ‘Stopped and Frisked’ 14-Year-Old, Then Smashed His Head Through Window (Counter Current News)

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)

North Carolina

Leaked Video Shows North Carolina Cop Shooting Black Suspect In the Back (Counter Current News)

North Dakota
Ohio

As investigation enters fifth month, Tamir Rice has yet to be buried and his mother has moved into a homeless shelter (Boing Boing)

2 Shootings Caught on Video, 2 Young Black Victims, and Zero Charges Against the Police (Mother Jones)

Beavercreek Protester Given More Jail Time Than Cop Who Murdered John Crawford (Counter Current News)

Police Investigation of Themselves Fails As Tamir Rice’s Killer Has STILL Not Been Questioned (Counter Current News)

Cop Who Fatally Slammed Arrested Man To The Ground Had Been Warned To Stop Abusing Inmates (Counter Current News)

It’s Been 6 Months Since Tamir Rice Died, and the Cop Who Killed Him Still Hasn’t Been Questioned (Mother Jones)

The Tamir Rice Killing: “I Feel So Disgusted With the City of Cleveland.” (Mother Jones)

Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina


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)

South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas

Soldier Jailed Over Court Fines Begs For His Life, Saying ‘I Can’t Breathe’ 20 Times Before Dying (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)

Utah
Vermont
Virginia

Police Report Confirms Officers Killed Natasha McKenna With Her Hands Cuffed and Legs Shackled (Counter Current News)

Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

No Charges For Officer Who Shot Unarmed Teen In His Own Home (Counter Current News)

Wyoming

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