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Seattle PD Sorry About Arresting 70-Year-Old Black Veteran for No Reason

This week, the Seattle Police Department issued an apology to a 70-year-old black veteran who was arrested last summer when a female officer apparently falsely accused him of threatening her with a golf club. Read more...

NAACP: The Silence of Mayor Murray and Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole Is Deafening

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Seattle Police Department has had a rough day. First, there were the revelations of how its officers arrested an elderly black military veteran while he walked through Capitol Hill last summer. This morning, SPD sought to portray...Show More Summary

Watch Seattle Police Pepper Spray Teacher Jesse Hagopian on MLK Day

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

James Bible "Seattle police department!" a police officer screams in this video, as she pepper-sprays several people. Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian will file a tort claim this afternoon against the City of Seattle and the...Show More Summary

Florida Cops Used Black Mugshots for Target Practice

Fred Barbash, The Washington Post: The North Miami Beach police department was discovered last month to be using mug shots of African Americans for sniper practice at a firing range. NBC News Channel 6 in Miami broke the story afterShow More Summary

Seratones – “Chokin’ On Your Spit”

12 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier today we learned that Fat Possum signed L.A. indie-pop Band To Watch Los Angeles Police Department. It seems they’ve been on a signing spree: Shreveport rockers Seratones are also new to the Fat Possum roster, and their saucy garage-rock track “Chokin’ On Your Spit” is right in the Southern rock wheelhouse that used to [...]

Dangerous Style: How Wearing the Wrong Jewelry Can Get You Locked Up

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Andre Perry is 32 years old. He's a commercial photographer, lives in Brooklyn, and loves fashion. He's also black. A month ago, Perry was stopped at a subway station by an undercover officer with the New York City Police Department. He was interrogated about his two-finger ring, arrested, and charged with possession of a deadly weapon—"metal knuckles." Read more...

Black sergeant sues San Diego Police Department over racist cartoon

An African American San Diego police officer is suing the Police Department, alleging that he suffered harassment and job retaliation after complaining about the use of a racist cartoon during a training session.

Los Angeles Police Department – “Insecurity”

14 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Los Angeles Police Department is the solo project of the (you guessed it) Los Angeles-based songwriter Ryan Pollie, and the last song we heard from him was an upending and morose re-working of the Christmas track “O Holy Night.” Pollie specializes in writing introspective pieces of music, so much so that he elevates self-deprecation to [...]

This is your Fairfax County Police Department on forfeiture

“And for those who had cash seized from them — one player had more than $20,000, the regular player said — the police agreed to return 60 percent of the money, and keep 40 percent. … in Virginia state courts the local police agency may...Show More Summary

Evangelical Pastors Blast Florida Cops Using African-American Mugshots for Sniper Practice With #UseMeInstead Campaign

After the North Miami Beach police department was discovered to have been using mug shots of African Americans for practice at a firing range, several members of clergy from around the world decided to take action and started a movement with their images and the phrase #UseMeInstead.

Amber Alert Issued In Maryland For Five-Month-Old Infant, Drew Marie Denny, Abducted By Her Own Father

The Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland have issued an Amber Alert for five-month-old baby girl Drew Marie Denny and are seeking assistance from the public in locating her. According to a statement issued by the Montgomery...Show More Summary

Police Department Refuses To Release Use Of Force Policies Because 'Criminals Might Gain An Advantage'

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last month, dashcam video of a 23-year-old (Victoria) Texas cop throwing a 76-year-old man to the ground and tasing him emerged, leading to plenty of outrage across the web. The imagined "crime" was the lack of an inspection sticker on the vehicle the elderly man was driving. Show More Summary

Ex-Newport Beach police dispatcher, officer settle suits for $500,000

A husband and wife who sued Newport Beach and its police department for alleged retaliation and wrongful termination have settled their lawsuits for $500,000, according to city officials.

Is white clergy’s #UseMeInstead response to police practice targets off the mark? Some think so

Clergy from around the country have been waging a campaign against a Miami police department practice they see as racial profiling. Continue reading ? The post Is white clergy’s #UseMeInstead response to police practice targets off the mark? Some think so appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ohio cop blares ‘Dude Looks Like a Lady’ to mock trans woman after arrest

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

An Ohio police department has disciplined a detective for playing music to mock a transgender woman as she was being interrogated. Robin Adelmann, 34, was arrested by Lakewood Police officers in December on a shoplifting charge. She told that the officers treated her respectfully...

The DEA is collecting information about “millions” of Americans without public oversight

A semi-secret surveillance program developed by the Drug Enforcement Administration is collecting location information about “millions” of Americans through the use of a license plate-reading system to which state police departments also contribute data. Show More Summary

Indiana police chaplain accused of stealing clothes from Goodwill thrift store

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A central Indiana pastor was arrested Monday and charged with stealing from a Goodwill store. Denis Roy, pastor of New Day Church in Brownsburg and a police department chaplain, was charged with misdemeanor theft, reported WXIN-TV. Store employees followed the 45-year-old pastor out to the parking...

LAPD Chief Beck concerned traffic app Waze puts police in harm's way

The real-time traffic app Waze has earned the ire of the Los Angeles Police Department, which contends the app jeopardizes the lives of police officers.

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic] Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post] Read about the women who have been serving [...]

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