Baltimore to pay about $8M in police corruption settlement

Posted by on Nov 15, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | 0 comments

At least some bad cops were convicted, but no amount of money can right a wrong like this. Excerpts from the Article: Baltimore officials are set to approve a roughly $8 million settlement to two men who went to prison after drugs were planted on them a decade ago during an encounter with members of a rogue police unit that brutalized, robbed and falsely arrested residents. The city’s spending board is scheduled to take up the settlement...

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$665,000 to stop gun violence, help ex-prisoners in Buncombe; Groups may apply for grants

Posted by on Nov 8, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

Our friend, Lynn, sent me this article. If  we really want to reduce crime, WE MUST DO MORE OF THESE PROGRAMS! Excerpts from the Article: County leaders will use nearly $665,000 in grant money to reduce gun violence and help ex-prisoners reintegrate. The grants were reviewed and approved Nov. 5 by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. They were spurred in part by a 2018 Safety and Justice Challenge study paid for by the John D. and...

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Government Treats Protesting Cities as Enemies of the State

Posted by on Nov 6, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

This is all wrong and very dangerous to our freedoms!       Government watchdog organizations are reporting that multiple government agencies employed high-tech surveillance aircraft over cities with demonstrations over the police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd. On June 2, thousands of protestors took to the streets in major cities across the U.S. to call for an end to police brutality. In response, cities such as...

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Wilmington received a federal grant to purchase body cameras for its police officers

Posted by on Oct 17, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

See my earlier related articles. I have called for Body cams on all cops since they came out; they can eliminate/solve sooooooo many problems. Excerpts from the Article: Wilmington officials have received a federal grant to pay for the Police Department to wear body cameras, the city announced Thursday. The $630,000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice will cover the cost of cameras for the department’s 315 officers and four...

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Washington Federal Court: Looking at Lock Phone Screen Requires Warrant

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

Search and Seizure with cell phones is usually straightforward. Police cannot inspect the contents of your phone without a warrant, with certain exceptions, like and emergency. Such as: A shoots B. The cops arrive 3 minutes after the shooting and use C’s phone to ID the shooter, who was recorded by C.     The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle ruled that the FBI conducted an illegal search of a...

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After pledges to wear body cameras, Wilmington plans to use footage to reduce lawsuits, protests

Posted by on Oct 8, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

It’s about time.  I have been pushing for body cams for all law enforcement agencies ever since their inception!  They are so beneficial in many ways.  In these days of increased tensions between police and the community, I say the more transparency, the better!   Excerpts from the Article: The Wilmington City Council approved spending $400,000 on a Police Department-wide body camera program after years of activists’ calls for...

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