NJ attorney general announces statewide initiative to strengthen police and community relations – a smart move! kra

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

Ken’s Comments:   Increasingly, politicians are seeing what many of us have seen for years: we must improve the broken down relationship between police and those they serve. Remember and read my article Most Cops are Good Cops.          Despite too many incidents of police abuse and excesses, this is the TRUTH.   New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today announced a new initiative called the 21st Century Community Policing...

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Why Jail is No Place for the Mentally Troubled – Don’t I Know It! kra

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

Ken’s Comments:   This rather lengthy article is in the form of an interview of Alisa Roth, about her new book, “Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness”. It is excellent. As many of you know, the neglect of the mentally ill in America is an absolute disgrace and costs us about $444 BILLION dollars every year! See related articles on this website. During my five years in prison I SAW that mental health treatment...

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Sheriff: It’s ‘financially better’ for cops to kill suspects than injure them – Of Course! Why didn’t I think of that?~ kra

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

Ken’s Comments:   What a doozie! This story was sent to me by my internet friend known as GellyBean. Thanks, Gelly! Now this idiot candidate for Sheriff says he did not mean what he said. Uh huh.   Excerpts from the Article:   A California sheriff who’s trying to beat his chief deputy and win re-election is fighting back after the release of a 2006 video in which he says it’s “financially better” for cops...

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Tennessee forfeiture law reform bill on its way to Gov. Haslam – Long Overdue! kra

Posted by on Apr 7, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

Ken’s Comments:   Thank God: Increasingly, states are realizing that these “tough on crime” forfeiture laws were one dumb ass idea! Read related articles on this website. In 2014 police seized more than was taken in all burglaries nationwide! Excerpts from the Article:   A bill providing new protections for people to regain property and cash seized by Tennessee law enforcement officials is headed to Gov. Bill...

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Illegal tactics used to force confessions from California prisoners, ACLU alleges – Widespread Crimes – WHY are they not prosecuted? kra

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Featured, Police Brutality |

Ken’s Comments:   What is a word stronger than “outrageous”? Horrific? Despicable? Those responsible for this entrenched system to violate rights should be imprisoned! AGAIN, where is the U S Attorney – the feds? Not everyone has a famous star like Bob Dylan to tell their story, as Rubin Carter did!   Excerpts from the Article:   Prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies in California’s Orange County used...

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Do Conviction Integrity Units Work? I suspected they would NOT. kra

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

Ken’s Comments:   The system is such a mess that prosecutors in 35 states now have people review claims of wrongful conviction! To learn the many reasons for wrongful convictions, read articles on this website like John Grisham: Eight reasons for America’s shameful number of wrongful convictions    Excerpts from the Article:   In May 1988 on the south side of Chicago, a video store caught fire in the middle of the...

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