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NYC Police Commissioner Says No Apology Is Needed For Raid That Led To Stonewall Riots

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Well, that could have been handled better. The Police Commissioner of the NYPD just said that his department doesn’t owe anyone an apology for raids on gay bars such as the one that led to the Stonewall Riots. To be fair … nobody who currently works at the NYPD was involved with the raid in 1969. [...]

Class-action suit filed against Long Beach over stings targeting gay men

The attorney who successfully argued that the Long Beach Police Department unfairly targeted gay men when conducting lewd conduct stings earlier this year has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the city, claiming hundreds of other men were victims of discriminatory policing. Bruce Nickerson...

Utah Police Introduces Porn-Sniffing Dog

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

I thought I was being punked, but it does work, a prosecutor for the Department of Justice said of the cops special pups.

After Harrington (NJ) Cop Cars Become Religious Billboards, Atheists Want in on the Action

The Harrington Park (New Jersey) Police Department has these magnets, sponsored by a religious organization, on the backs of all their vehicles. But will they accept similar magnets from an atheist group?We'll find out very soon.

Rangel: Guns for me, not for thee

The Daily Caller‘s Kerry Picket cornered Charlie Rangel, a Democrat Congressman from New York City for a comment on the revelation that four New York Police Department members were arrested for selling gun permits for favors. When asked by The Daily Caller his thoughts on the difficulty of getting a concealed carry permit in New […]

After Yet Another Police Search for Sinead O’Connor, the Singer Speaks Out on Facebook

Last night, it was reported that Chicago-area police were (again) searching for Sinead O’Connor following a reported suicide threat. Apparently, the Chicago department was alerted by Irish police about the singer’s possible suicide attempt, and that she was specifically on a bridge in Chicago threatening to jump. Well,  the original alert by the Irish folks […]

Cops Raid Bushwick Candy Store & Find Heroin Operation Behind Secret Door

A Bushwick store that sold groceries and candies was actually a front for a major heroin operation, police announced yesterday. NY State Finance Department officers were doing a routine inspection for untaxed cigarettes at the GatesShow More Summary

Baltimore Police Spox Slams MSNBC For Deceptive, ‘Absolutely Irresponsible’ Report

13 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The Director of Media Relations for the Baltimore Police Department T.J. Smith took to Twitter Thursday to call out what he believed was a "shameful" and deceptive use of graphics by MSNBC.

Report: Chicago Police on Lookout For Sinead O’Connor After Singer Threatens Suicide Again

“Following a call that came in around 5:30 p.m. local time [Thursday] from Dublin police in Ireland, [the Chicago Police Department] issued an all-call radio message, alerting officers to keep their eyes peeled for [Irish singer Sinead O’Connor],” reports People...

Look! Reasonable People!

This happened at the DOJ "community briefing:" Protesters on Wednesday repeatedly shouted down members of the Justice Department team investigating civil rights violations by the Chicago Police Department during a raucous public hearing...Show More Summary

L.A. cops are ordered to be nicer to the homeless. No, seriously. For real.

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Reporting the story as straight as an arrow because it’s too tiring to come up with cute phrasing:  The Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles Police Department has been “ordered”—as in from the top, by the chief—to “show compassion...Show More Summary

Is cop transparency headed to a California voting booth?

KQED-San Francisco is reporting that efforts to increase transparency and accountability in California’s police departments may be heading to the voting booth. All it took was a little bit of sex between an underage teen and a bunch of police officers from several jurisdictions. Democratic State Sen. Show More Summary

Broken Windows policing is nonsense

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For years, the NYPD and other police departments have justified the highly racialized practice of stop-and-frisk and zero-tolerance approaches to turnstyle hopping, etc, by citing the "broken windows" theory of policing -- the idea that if the police stop petty crime, major crime will follow. (more…)

Justice Department won't charge 3 Washington state officers who fatally shot man after he threw rocks at them

Three police officers in a small Washington state town who fatally shot an unarmed man after he threw rocks at them will not be charged with any federal crimes, the U.S. Department of Justice said, though a state coroner’s inquest has yet to be conducted. The Pasco, Wash., officers lacked the “willfulness…to...

US Imposes Sanctions on Congo Police Chief - Treasury

The United States has imposed sanctions on the police chief of Congo’s capital Kinshasa, Celestin Kanyama, the US Department of the Treasury said in a press release on Thursday.

LAPD Cops Ordered To Treat Homeless People With 'Compassion'

Arresting, shooting and ticketing homeless people hasn’t accomplished much in the way of ending homelessness, the Los Angeles Police Department has concluded. So, they’re going to try an alternative, and more gentle approach instead. The...Show More Summary

AZ: 4-Legged Detectives Patrolling Phoenix Events and Transit to Deter Bomb Attacks

The Phoenix Police Department, Transit Security Administration, the Phoenix Transit Department and Valley Metro teamed up to create the Transit Detection K-9 Program, according to a Phoenix police statement.

Officer Who Drove Police Van Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case

Another officer has been acquitted of any wrongdoing in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury during a “rough ride” while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department on April 12, 2015. Read more...

NYPD Supports LGBT Pride and Orlando with Rainbow-Colored Patrol Car

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The New York Police Department has unveiled a special, rainbow-colored patrol vehicle just in time for Pride festivities this weekend, the NY Post reports: The vehicle also has a heart sticker that reads “NYC Pride 2016” and the words “Pride Equality… Read The post NYPD Supports LGBT Pride and Orlando with Rainbow-Colored Patrol Car appeared first on Towleroad.

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