Law Enforcement and Lobbyists Battle Over Need for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, War on Drugs | Comments

As is so often the case, to find the problem, follow the money. Washington D C and seven states have  realized the gross injustice in these asset forfeiture laws and have greatly improved them.  Since 2014, more than 29 states have enacted laws limiting asset forfeiture or making the civil asset forfeiture process more transparent. Most states continue to review them or have legislation pending. Why? Because as the “war on drugs”...

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Galaxy Quest = “Never Give Up, Never Surrender”! – kra

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse | Comments

There is one movie which my son and I watched 4 or 5 times when he was little; he liked it so much. It was a sci-fi movie starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver in a space adventure where aliens from another planet [the Thermians, led by Mathesar] had seen the T V  show broadcast from earth [Galaxy Quest] and they thought the actors – the show –  were real. So when the “evil villain” [General Sarris] threatened their...

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California Supreme Court Turns Away Attempt to Keep Police Misconduct Records SealedA law that forced open decades of secret information about law enforcement behavior is slowly being implemented.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | Comments

“One small step for man…”  You know the rest. Police unions, prison guard unions, private prisons, scores of organizations and companies who are among the 29 people who profit when 1 person is arrested, spend BILLIONS of $$$$ fighting changes to improve the system, like this one now finally taking shape in California! DEMAND THE CHANGES NEEDED!  READ Practical Tip – Get Empowered! How YOU Can Create a Powerful, Effective Force...

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2 Sacramento cops who shot Stephon Clark won’t face charges – Wrong Decision! – kra

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | Comments

Another wrong decision regarding police shooting an unarmed black.  I can see why this one may be a difficult one for prosecutors to win, but a JURY should be making the decision (as to whether they were in fear for their lives), not the prosecutor! At least Mr. Clark’s death did prompt new law, a statute further defining when deadly force is justified. “Clark’s shooting helped prompt pending state legislation that would allow...

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Grassroots group calls for police oversight – Good!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Featured, Police Brutality | Comments

This movement could and should gain traction. Contact them, tell them you saw this article here, and join if you live in DE, or ask about opening a chapter in YOUR state. Start a coalition of activists who understand the need for police accountability . My friend, now Delaware’s Attorney General, Kathleen Jennings, is inclined to do the right thing, but their office is terribly lax in investigating valid complaints about prison guards,...

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Death of South Carolina DUI suspect raises questions, prompts investigation A form refusing medical treatment was signed by an officer — not the man himself — raising questions about why he wasn’t taken to the hospital.

Posted by on Feb 24, 2019 in Featured, Police Brutality | Comments

Someone should be prosecuted here, and I say the police chief! This situation speaks to terrible training, policies and procedures in his police department. What the hell gave the officer the idea that HE could waive the patient’s right to medical care?!  Given the severity of the accident – open the whole story to see photos – it should have been plain to anyone with any sense that Mr. Rhodes may have internal injuries, and...

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