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America’s long, dark history of “objectively reasonable” murder

Tamir Rice was killed by police officers in the blink of an eye. They won’t be punished. This is by design<p>Racial battle fatigue makes Black America numb. However, the numbness does not mean that Black America is free from pain. Langston Hughes’ “dream deferred” feels again today like it is ready to …

Justice

America’s police misconduct nightmare: How the law shields cops from accountability

Cops have control over people’s lives — which makes all the more frightening how little scrutiny they’re receiving<p><i>Quis custodiet ipsos custodes</i>? Who watches the watchers? For any political system that legitimizes itself on a principle higher than brute force and domination, the poet Juvenal’s …

Justice

If the NYPD treats the mayor this bad in public, imagine what they do to black men when no one is looking

Let’s talk about the police, specifically the NYPD. New York’s finest have not been acting so fine in recent days, disrespecting Mayor Bill de Blasio …

Union-backed PI’s accused of tracking, falsely reporting DUI on Calif. lawmakers

Three California lawmakers trying to cut local police pensions and other spending became the victims of a rogue opposition-research campaign in which union-backed investigators allegedly filed a bogus DUI report on one and illegally tracked all of them, according to a recently filed arrest …

Oprah Winfrey's Comments about Recent Protests and Ferguson Spark Controversy

After Oprah Winfrey told PEOPLE she thought the protests in Ferguson and New York City over police treatment of African-Americans lacked leadership, …

Cleveland transfers Tamir Rice investigation to Cuyahoga County

<b>(CNN) —</b> The city of Cleveland has transferred the investigation into the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by a Cleveland police officer to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, the city announced Friday.<p>Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann fatally shot Tamir Rice in November in a city …

United States

Support Your Local Police, or Else

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chief of Police William Bratton should do the one thing they would never dare do to fix the attitude of their police force. They should fire a thousand cops.<p>In the midst of their hissy fit over the mayor's lack of adoration for the men and women in blue, the cops …

Law Enforcement

Bill de Blasio Won’t Apologize to Angry Police Leaders

Mayor Bill de Blasio said this afternoon he would not apologize to police union leaders and rank and file cops, despite calls from some top officials …

Law Enforcement

Curfew Charges To Be Dropped Against Baltimore Protesters Over Technicality

Baltimore Deputy Public Defender Natalie Finegar wrote in a court motion that the power to institute a curfew rests with the governor, not with the city's mayor. Those accused of other crimes, such as disorderly conduct or assault, could still be prosecuted.

Justice

New York mayor rebukes police over funeral snub

<b>The mayor of New York has rebuked hundreds of the city's police officers who turned their backs on him as he spoke at the funerals of two officers.</b><p>Bill de Blasio said the public snubbing had been disrespectful to the families of the two men and to the city.<p>Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were …

Law Enforcement