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September 15th, 2021 - 12:36 pm § in Law and Courts

Who would guess America’s worst police department is racially biased?

For some time now, I’ve nominated Aurora, Colorado, as the U.S. city having the worst police. Many factors contribute to awful policing, such as systemic racism, excessive force and gratuitous violence against (often innocent) citizens, frequent civil rights and constitutional rights violation[...]

September 15th, 2021 - 12:54 am § in Law and Courts

How bad police squander tax dollars

“The city of Philadelphia will pay $2 million to a Black woman who was pulled from a car, beaten by officers and had her toddler used for social media fodder by the police union,” NBC News reported on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. (Read story here.) “Nursing aide Rickia Young was he[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 11:52 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Should you get the death penalty for a broken tail light?

Philando Castile did. On July 6, 2016, he was summarily executed, without trial, after being pulled over for a tail light that wasn’t working. Some might argue he had it coming as a serial traffic offender. An article in the Guardian says here that “he had been pulled over on at least 40[...]

September 8th, 2021 - 6:32 pm § in Law and Courts

Update: City agrees to pay $3 million in brutal arrest of elderly woman

“On June 26, 2020, a Loveland, Colorado cop violently arrested a frail, elderly, confused woman, breaking her bones,” I posted here on April 17, 2021, continuing, “Karen Garner, 73, who suffers from dementia, had wandered away from her family to a nearby Walmart store, picked up $13.88 of mer[...]

July 28th, 2021 - 12:14 pm § in Law and Courts

Aurora PD again

Aurora, Colorado, has America’s arguably worst police department. Its cops are infamous. Their own chief calls them “despicable.” So it’s not really a surprise they’re in the news again. Last Friday, July 23, 2021, two Aurora officers responding to a trespassing complai[...]

June 27th, 2021 - 12:54 pm § in Law and Courts

What’s really wrong with police unions

“They condition their members to see themselves as soldiers at war with the public they are meant to serve, and above the laws they are meant to enforce.” That’s the subheading of an article by Adam Serwer, an award-winning black journalist (bio here), published in The Atlantic on [...]

May 28th, 2021 - 10:14 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Cops charged with murder in Tacoma “I can’t breathe” case

Washington’s attorney general has charged two Tacoma cops with murder, and a third with manslaughter, in the March 2020 killing of a black man when he was “tasered, handcuffed, and hogtied, with his face covered by a spit hood,” AOL News reported on Thursday, May 27, 2021 (read sto[...]

May 25th, 2021 - 8:16 pm § in Law and Courts

Tamir’s killer wants his cop job back

Timothy Loehmann (photo, left) is back in court trying to get his job back. (Read story here.) Loehmann was the trigger-happy rookie cop who shot Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy, in a Cleveland public park in 2014. Rice was playing with a toy gun. Loehmann and a veteran officer were sent to the [...]

May 23rd, 2021 - 2:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Prison for white cop who brutalized innocent black man

A federal judge sentenced Brett Palkowitsch (photo, right), 33, a white former St. Paul police officer, to 6 years in prison for kicking and allowing a police dog to maul a black man, a Minneapolis news outlet reported on Friday, May 21, 2021 (read story here). Palkowitsch mistook Frank Baker (photo[...]

May 20th, 2021 - 8:07 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Cops killed him, then said he died in a car wreck

It took two years to get the bodycam videos. Now, his family knows why. Ronald Greene wasn’t innocent. He led Louisiana state troopers on a high-speed car chase following a traffic stop. But he didn’t die in a crash, either. When the cops caught up with him, they dragged him from his car[...]