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Mother Found: Police Interview Mother Of The Sydney Newborn That Was Dropped Down A Drain

A helpless newborn baby was found, dropped down a drain along the Sydney motorway, on Sunday. As reported by Inquisitr, the baby was only found after a group cyclists heard his cries and called the Sydney police department. After gathering support, a team of six people removed the 440-pound slab covering the drain. Show More Summary

Average Night in #Ferguson: More Protest; More Arrest

Fusion More than 100 days after Mike Brown’s death, protests at the Ferguson Police Department remain a nightly occurrence. But police have reacted more aggressively in recent days, carrying out arrests.

#Ferguson Protesters Erupt – Scream “Fck You!” and “Honkey!” at Police Officers (Video)

Protesters gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department headquarters on Thursday night. At least two protesters were arrested. Video from last night of protester being pepper sprayed during arrest. #ferguson (Caution:language) https://t.co/sNxxmwdQET — Alexis Zotos (@alexiszotos) November 22, 2014 The protesters … Continue reading ?

Race Matters: New Report Shows At Least 70 Police Departments Arrest Blacks At A Rate10 Times Higher Than An Other Race

Study Shows At Least 70 Police Departments Arrest Blacks At A Rate 10 Times Higher Than Other Races via USA Today When it comes to racially lopsided arrests, the most remarkable thing about Ferguson, Mo., might be just how ordinary

Police Departments Consider Discontinuing Use Of Body Cameras Due To Expense Of Public Disclosure Requirements

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In what could prove to be a larger issue nationally, several departments in Washington State are considering removal of wearable cameras on police officers due to what has shown to be a greatly expensive and time consuming requirement to provide public disclosure to citizens requesting recordings. Poulsbo, Washington Police Department […]

Justice Department training police chiefs on bias and officer behavior

While the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been investigating the shooting of Michael Brown and the practices of the Ferguson Police Department, a different agency at Justice has been providing training to local police and assessing their response to demonstrations.

ACLU says no to LAPD drones

To the editor: For the second time this year, the ACLU of Southern California learned in newsprint that, according to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, we are collaborating with the LAPD to draft a drones policy. As noted in a correction published by The Times on Wednesday, this...

Honoring the Fallen

2 days agoNews / Crime : FBI News Blog

Two decades ago, on November 22, 1994, a lone gunman entered the headquarters building of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. and opened fire in a squad room, killing a police sergeant and two FBI agents. For those close to the fallen, who gathered today for a memorial service marking 20 years since the tragic event, it’s as if it happened yesterday.

Austin Police Department Welcomes First Openly Transgender Officer: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Austin Police Department's Senior Officer Greg Abbink introduced himself as the first openly transgender man on the Austin police force during his Transgender Day of Remembrance speech outside of Austin's city hall on Thursday reports KXAN News. Officer Abbink, who...

A Judge Says the NYPD Has to Open Up About Its Spying on Muslims

Despite the best efforts of the New York Police Department, we may soon know more than ever about its systematic efforts to spy on New York City's Muslim population. The state supreme court ordere?d the NYPD on Monday to respond to a...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Man’s Shooting by NYPD Rookie Is Called an Accident

The New York City Police Department is calling the shooting of an unarmed 28-year-old man by a rookie officer an “accident,” emphasizing that the victim was “a total innocent,” the New York Times reports.

BREAKING: Ferguson Activist Arrested After MACING POLICE!

Tensions are rising in Ferguson, Missouri in the runup of the court’s decision on the Michael Brown case. One protester maced police last night at the Ferguson Police Department..@KMOV just got update from @stlcountypd re: overnight #Ferguson protests. 3 … Continue reading ?

Darren Wilson may resign from Ferguson police if grand jury declines to indict

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Officer Darren Wilson is close to resigning from the Ferguson Police Department as a grand jury continues to decide whether to indict him in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen. Various media outlets, including CNN, have reported that Wilson has told associates he would resign to help ease...

Baltimore Prosecutors Withdraw Evidence Rather Than Talk About Police Department's Stingray Usage

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

They justify the use of Stingray devices (IMSI catchers/cell tower spoofers) by pointing out how great they are at catching criminals. They justify the secrecy surrounding them by claiming the release of any details will compromise investigations. Show More Summary

Buffalo Police Department: The Happy Dog Killers

Remember we discussed dog killing in Racine, Wisconsin by cowardly cops?  This adds to our knowledge of the happy dog killers from The Free Thought Project. Buffalo, NY — A high profile case of Buffalo police killing a man’s dog while looking for non-existent drugs, has led to a Freedom of Information request revealing some […]

Darren Wilson in Negotiations to Resign from Ferguson Police Department

2 days agoNews : Reason

Officer Darren Wilson, who shot an unarmed Michael Brown in August, leading to months of protest, is reportedly "negotiating" a resignation from the Ferguson Police Department with city officials, according o CNN, which reports that the talks are dependent on the grand jury decision expected tomorrow but now how. Show More Summary

Report: Darren Wilson In Talks To Resign; Union Expects No Indictment

Just before 11pmEST, CNN’s  Anderson Cooper reported that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with the Ferguson Police Department to resign, based on CNN’s sources “close to the talks.” No full report has been posted outsid of a brief summary in CNN’s home page [...]

Seattle police may scrap body camera plan over costly requests for video records

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Seattle Police Department might cancel plans to outfit officers with body cameras because the ensuing public record requests for the videos might become too costly for the city, according to a report published Thursday. The Seattle Police Department was to begin a body camera pilot program in...

The Austin Police Department Needs an Attitude Adjustment, Stat

The Austin police chief's response to two officers that cracked rape jokes—implying that "their heart[s] were in the right place"—is just the latest demonstration of a department culture that appears to be uninterested in addressingShow More Summary

Michael Brown Protesters Arrested Outside Of Ferguson Police Station

Michael Brown shooting protesters were arrested outside of the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday evening. Anxiety and preparedness activities by both law enforcement and the public has increased at the Darren Wilson grand jury decision near. Show More Summary

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