An unarmed 23-year-old black man died after police stopped him. The Colorado governor wants a new probe.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

I saw the video.  This is another police murder. They stopped him for “being suspicious”! The kid was walking down the sidewalk! “Being suspicious”?  What the hell does that mean, being Black?  INVESTIGATE. Excerpts from the Article: Facing mounting pressure from the public, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) vowed on Wednesday to explore how the state could re-examine the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old black man...

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‘No-Knock Raids’ an Increasing Danger to Public Safety – They are a product of our idiotic war on drugs- kra

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

They are a product of our idiotic war on drugs. It is a valuable tool only in very, very rare cases: dangerous, volatile targets. Scores of innocent people have been injured or killed in no knock raids. Excerpts from the Article: Julian Betton was in his home minding his own business when the police crashed through his front door. The cops entered without knocking or identifying themselves as law enforcement, and Betton reacted as any citizen...

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First Circuit: Home Search Affidavit Failed to Establish Nexus of Crime and Evidence

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

Another super sloppy search warrant by police.  Thousands of criminals can thank cops for these each year. Excerpts from the Article: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the suppression of evidence seized from a suspected drug dealer’s home as fruit of the poisonous tree. Jamal Roman was alleged in a search warrant application submitted by DEA Special Agent Scott Smith to be “a known cocaine trafficker” who “oversaw...

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Baltimore Police Announce Surveillance Plane Pilot Program To Help Deter, Solve Crimes – Big Brother is Alive and Well in Baltimore! – kra

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

As with any authority given police, we must be vigilant to spot and punish abuses. The Courts will determine whether this is, per se, unconstitutional. Given the approval of street cameras nearly everywhere, I won’t be surprised if they rule it ok. I foresee plenty of potential for abuse with this program in the hands of a private company, not police.       Baltimore’s police commissioner announced three surveillance planes...

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No Fourth Amendment Violation for Abusive Group Strip Search of Female Prisoners

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Featured, Prison Abuse |

On strictly legal grounds, I have to agree with the decision here, given the law. However, one could argue that this was more than “visual inspection”. It’s a damn shame that the jury did not decide in favor of the women on their 8th Amendment claim: cruel and unusual punishment. Excerpts from the Article: On July 16, 2019, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one ruling, affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a...

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