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August 3rd, 2020 - 3:39 pm § in America, Racism

Why the cops killed George Floyd

By now everyone has seen, or heard about, the video of accused police officer Derek Chauvin choking George Floyd to death while two other cops held Floyd down and another stood by fending off horrified onlookers; and to almost everyone watching that video, it looked like an act of murder. That video[...]

July 31st, 2020 - 5:01 pm § in America, Racism

Vallejo cops celebrated killings with BBQs and bent badges

Cops in Vallejo, California, involved in officer-involved shootings were initiated into a secret clique whose members celebrated the killings with backyard barbecues and by bending the tips of their star-shaped badges, a practice similar to notching a gun stock, according to a 19-year veteran of the[...]

July 28th, 2020 - 11:34 am § in Racism

Police identify “umbrella man” breaking windows in Minneapolis rioting

They haven’t released his name to the public yet, pending filing of charges, but believe the 32-year-old suspect is a member of Hell’s Angels and Aryan Cowboys, a white supremacist prison gang, and was “seeking to incite racial tension,” the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.[...]

July 19th, 2020 - 2:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What the heck is going on in Portland?

In Portland, Oregon, federal cops from multiple agencies dressed in military fatigues, and wearing “police” patches but no badges or identifying insignia, acting under a Trump executive order, are snatching protesters from the streets, hustling them into unmarked vehicles, and taking the[...]

July 16th, 2020 - 11:42 pm § in America

Portland police make show of force by pushing man off bike

Yep! That’s showing ’em who’s boss! Read story here.[...]

June 14th, 2020 - 7:33 pm § in Racism

He was shot in the back

Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back Friday night, and on Sunday the Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney said the police officer who shot him, who was fired Saturday, likely will be charged with murder. Read story here. The killing of Brooks drew an angry crowd to the Wendy’s resta[...]

June 11th, 2020 - 6:00 pm § in Racism

Tulsa police commander says more African-Americans should be shot

A Tulsa police major denied there’s “institutional racism” in policing, then added “research says we’re shooting African Americans about 24 percent less than we probably ought to be” during a radio program on Monday, June 8, 2020, according to NBC News. The mayor, who[...]

June 5th, 2020 - 2:25 am § in Donald Trump

Trump claims injured elderly man “set up” the police!

Update: Elderly man has skull fracture; still hospitalized A 75-year-old man was knocked down by cops during a protest in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. He was in “serious but stable” condition in a local hospital. Read story here. The two cops who knocked him down were su[...]

October 12th, 2019 - 7:44 pm § in Misc., Racism

It’s happened again.

In Fort Worth, Texas, another white cop shot another black person dead inside her own home. This is a developing story. Read details here and here. Update: Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus announced Monday morning that the cop who shot Ms. Jefferson, who he identified as Aaron Dean, would ha[...]

October 1st, 2019 - 9:41 am § in Misc.

Guilty

A Texas jury has found Amber Guyger, an off-duty cop who entered the wrong apartment and killed the resident, a black man, guilty of murder. She was fired from the police force. Now, she faces up to life in prison. The case received national media attention, in part because Guyger is white and the v[...]