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April 27th, 2022 - 8:51 pm § in Misc.

Seattle suburb settles police shooting for $7.5 million

The facts are complicated. Andrea Churna (photo, left), 39, daughter of a retired Michigan state police commander, and ex-wife of a Microsoft lawyer, kept a gun in her Redmond, Washington, apartment because she thought she was being stalked. On the night of September 20, 2020, she called police beca[...]

April 17th, 2022 - 2:46 pm § in News Media, Politics

Another shooting, another GOP rant without solutions

Forgive me for yawning; I can’t help it. This is getting tiresome. As you know, a 62-year-old drifter wounded 10 people on a New York City subway last week. Police quickly arrested him, and we know he has a dozen prior misdemeanor arrests. He’s almost certainly mentally ill, but was able[...]

April 16th, 2022 - 11:44 pm § in Politics, Racism

Chief hired to reform America’s worst police department fired; did the police union get her?

Aurora, Colorado, arguably has America’s worst police department. Its cops are infamous. Their own chief calls them “despicable.” So begins a posting I wrote last year (read it here). Then, Aurora PD was back in the news because of yet another police brutality incident. Now, because the ci[...]

April 5th, 2022 - 5:55 pm § in Jews, Racism

Outed hate-spewing cop resigns

“When I seize power, ‘hate crimes’ will be encouraged.” “If I found a genie and I had one wish? The Jews would be a distant memory in 72 hours. I am a supporter of as many holocausts as it takes to cleanse this world of talmudic influence.” “Niggers ruin everything. I have metal st[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 9:29 pm § in Politics, Racism

Support your local police

Who says we don’t? Well, apparently Jennie Nguyen thinks we don’t, if we also support racial equality and justice. Bravo, a cable network owned by NBC Universal that specializes in reality TV shows aimed at women, fired Nguyen from “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” The Hil[...]

January 19th, 2022 - 6:54 pm § in Law and Courts

Portland police training

Portland, Oregon, has one of America’s most violent police departments. This image, discovered by a city employee, was part of a PowerPoint training presentation. Police are supposed to be apolitical public servants; if they’re going to beat up protesters, they should beat them up equall[...]

December 29th, 2021 - 3:19 pm § in Law and Courts

Kim Potter case raises interesting questions about police accountability

Kim Potter killed a man. She meant to tase him, but shot him instead. For that mistake, she lost more than her job; she’s going to prison, even though the jury concluded she was “a good person” and “a good cop” who made “an innocent mistake.” A juror who spo[...]

December 15th, 2021 - 8:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Chauvin pleads in 2 civil rights cases

Ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, already convicted of murder in state court, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, to two federal civil rights indictments. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Chauvin admitted he violated the civil rights of George Floyd, who he murdered in 2020,[...]

November 11th, 2021 - 1:43 pm § in Racism

Racist ex-police chief assures us he’s not a racist

He was caught on surveillance video (below) “leaving a ‘Ku Klux Klan’ note on a Black officer’s raincoat,” NBC News says (here). That’s not all. He also “fashioned a KKK style hat out of paper” and told the officer “he had to wear it on his next [...]

September 19th, 2021 - 12:30 pm § in Law and Courts

The “law and order” mindset

In February 2019, a citizen called Seattle police after seeing a 74-year-old neighbor’s door ajar and “clutter” inside. The police conducted what they usually call a “welfare check,” as follows: 10 officers invaded his home with drawn guns, roughed him up, and handcuffe[...]