The Cop Crime of Failing To Intervene

Posted by on Jan 24, 2022 in Featured, Police Brutality |

This important principle is simple: the police are to protect and serve, and when one cop sees another actually unlawfully harming someone, regardless of rank, he should intervene in order to protect and serve. Excerpts from the Article: Derek Chauvin has already been convicted for the murder of George Floyd. To the extent any conviction “sends a message” to anyone, the message has been sent. But the trial of the three officers working under...

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Want to build trust? Quit trampling our right to hold government officials accountable.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, War on Drugs |

We must eliminate “qualified immunity,” and hold police accountable for their conduct. Excerpts from the Article: James King was a college student walking to work in 2014 when two officers in street clothes stopped him and asked his name. King answered them, but one tore the wallet from his pocket anyway. Thinking he was being mugged, King ran. The officers tackled him and beat him badly – so badly that bystanders called 911. One officer later...

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Pope Benedict XVI knew of abusive priests when he ran Munich archdiocese, investigators say

Posted by on Jan 22, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues |

All who abuse children must be held accountable! Excerpts from the Article: Pope Benedict XVI knew about priests who abused children but failed to act when he was archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1982, an inquest found Thursday, rejecting Benedict’s long-standing denials in a damning judgment. “He was informed about the facts,” lawyer Martin Pusch said, as the Westpfahl Spilker Wastl law firm announced the findings of an...

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Bring Plea Bargaining ‘Out of the Shadows’: Law Review Paper

Posted by on Jan 5, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues |

The system is so overloaded and dysfunctional that for years more than 95% of felony cases have ended with a plea! I have helped, and still do help, hundreds of innocent people who pled guilty because of pressure from some prosecutor too lazy and or stupid to learn the facts! The job of the prosecutor is to be fair, not just to get convictions. Excerpts from the Article: The dominance of plea bargaining and the lack of transparency throughout...

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Agents with Homeland Security Investigations push to break away from ICE, saying negative reputation hurts their work

Posted by on Jan 2, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues |

Sure cannot blame HSI; ICE has a terrible track record and reputation. Excerpts from the Article: Federal agents from Homeland Security Investigations say they have been kicked out of joint drug operations, shunned by local police departments and heckled at campus career fairs. Their parent agency, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, carries a stigma that is undermining their investigative work across the country, the agents said in an...

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