Appeals court OKs release of NYC police discipline records

Posted by on Feb 20, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | 0 comments

Courts should not need to OK this. Every state should have laws requiring that such records are public information! Demand transparency.  Excerpts from the Article: Many New York City police discipline records can be made public over the objections of unions, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in a decision praised by the city and civil rights lawyers as likely to improve the ability of the public to police its police department.The ruling by the...

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Gov. Wolf wants people wrongly convicted paid $50k for every year spent in prison PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania is currently just one of 15 states that do not provide any financial justice to the victims of wrongful convictions

Posted by on Feb 20, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse | 0 comments

It’s only fair, although no amount of money can make up for years of lost freedom.   Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2021-2022 budget plan last week with many talking points. Tucked away in his plan is a proposal to pay $50,000 to those wrongly convicted of a crime for each year they spent behind bars. Pennsylvania is currently just one of 15 states that do not provide any financial justice to the victims of wrongful convictions. Others...

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40% of Wrongful Convictions Involve Police Investigative Misconduct Targeting Black Male Defendants. Police Chiefs Urged to Drop ‘Victim-Centered’ Program

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | 0 comments

My friend, Ed Bartlett, who runs the Center for Prosecutor Integrity (CPI) in D C, sent me this article. WASHINGTON / February 19, 2021 – A review of recent wrongful convictions reveals 40.3% involved investigative misconduct by police officers that was directed against Black male defendants. The analysis is based on publicly available data compiled by the National Registry of Exonerations for the years 2018 to 2020 (1). Following are the...

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A Once Honorable Profession

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Featured, Police Brutality |

You know this got my attention, with all the bitching I hear (and do!)  about awful lawyers!   🙂  READ Practical Tip – Where to Report Bad Lawyers – DO IT – They Don’t Just “Screw up the case” – They Ruin Lives Every Day!  I continue to call for state Bar Associations to disbar all lawyers (including those in politics – can you say: Lindsey Graham?!) who blatantly LIE to courts or to Congress or...

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Opinion: The police must see Black girls as the children they are

Posted by on Feb 7, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

How many of us, when kids, did things that may get us arrested today?!  My hand is raised! It is astonishing that cops need to be trained that kids are kids! Excerpts from the Article: Last week, police officers in Rochester, N.Y., responded to a call of “family trouble.” The source of the trouble was a Black girl, who had said she wanted to kill herself and her mother. The officers on the scene handcuffed the girl and put her in a squad car....

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Honor Anton Black: Stop hiding police misconduct records | Opinion

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

I have posted articles like this b4, but this problem is serious, and the situation continues.  Bad cops routinely manage to hide prior complaints.  All police agencies should keep and make public a record of all complaints against an officer, and the status of what was done about it. i.e. “investigated and dismissed as without merit”, or “investigated and officer was terminated”, etc. Even when fired for misconduct...

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