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A cowardly Kansas City cop decided to tase an innocent man while issuing a parking ticket and then lie about it. Apparently he forgot about his dashcam.
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On August 29, 2014, I wrote that when searching for a copy of the $40 million lawsuit filed against the Ferguson, MO police department, that I discovered other lawsuits that name various Ferguson police officers as defendants. In that post, I also wrote that the U.S. Department of Justice has a division to receive and investigate complaints against law enforcement who violate civil rights under color and claim of official right. Considering that some citizens of Ferguson stated that no private attorney was willing to go against Ferguson, it was my opinion that their only option was to file complaints with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.
Today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder held a press conference announcing that the Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the Ferguson police department. The video is below. Please note that he says the investigation includes if the Ferguson police department has violated the constitution and/or federal law. Those are two different things under the DOJ.
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It’s rare enough that citizens file complaints against the police and even rarer that those complaints are investigated. So, it’s appalling to hear that in 25% of cases where a NYPD police misconduct review board ruled that an officer be disciplined, Chief Bill Bratton did nothing. The New York Times has the story:
In the first six months of 2014, the department has declined to sanction officers in over 25 percent of cases in which the board found cause for discipline. That rate is near the high end of what was seen during the last years of the Bloomberg administration, when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly were generally hostile to external oversight.
How officers are disciplined has come under new scrutiny following the death of Eric Garner during an arrest that included, the city medical examiner said, the use of a chokehold, which is banned by…
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A secret UN report obtained by Vox reveals Border Patrol agents are failing to protect Mexican children.
Mexican children are treated differently than Central American children at the border
BY LAW, AGENTS SHOULD ASSUME CHILDREN ARE IN DANGER; IN PRACTICE, AGENTS ASSUME THEY’RE NOT
It’s not that Central American kids need to be protected less; it’s that Mexican kids need to be protected more
An unaccompanied child migrant from Honduras speaks out about ‘freezing’ in a holding cell.
ESPN Video: North Carolina whistleblower Mary Willingham and former football player Deunta Williams discuss the fake classes that student-athletes were allegedly encouraged to take in order to maintain eligibility to play.
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A special agent who replaced a Department of Homeland Investigations-Office of Inspector General supervisor in McAllen testified Monday that he couldn’t believe several agents told him they falsified reports.
I didn’t see in the article what information was falsified.
However, the article goes on to say:
“As part of that process, Green would fill out a file review worksheet and place it with the case file, he testified. The file review worksheet would identify what work had been done on cases and set goals for agents to work toward.
In March 2012, when Green was set to conduct his second round of file reviews, he discovered that most of the 100 or so cases were missing the worksheets, which had been there during the first review, he testified.”
See on www.brownsvilleherald.com
The first Roman Catholic priest imprisoned for covering up the crimes of offending priests is ordered to be released.
See on www.cnn.com
WNYC reporter Sarah Abdurrahman is detained at the border along with multiple family members, and is now filing an official complaint
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