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May 23rd, 2022 - 9:46 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Update: Pierce Co. sheriff slapped with anti-harassment order in black newspaper carrier case

A lawyer representing a black newspaper carrier victimized by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer (photo, left) has filed an anti-harassment order against him, a Seattle TV station reported on Monday, May 23, 2022 (see story here). The order alleges Troyer “followed Sedrick Altheimer on several oc[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 7:03 pm § in Law and Courts

Jury acquits cop of recklessness in Breonna Taylor case

“Former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer Brett Hankison was found not guilty on all counts Thursday after he was accused of endangering a couple and their 5-year-old son the night police raided Breonna Taylor’s apartment,” NBC News reported on Thursday, March 3, 2022 (story here). [...]

March 2nd, 2022 - 12:11 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

White police union boss fired for leaking false report against black city council member

Portland cop Brian Hunzeker (photo, left), who’s white, was out to get City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who’s black (photo, below right). Hunzeker, president of Portland’s police union at the time, didn’t like Hardesty’s police reform efforts on the city council. So, [...]

February 23rd, 2022 - 4:17 pm § in Law and Courts

But they look alike, don’t they?

Let’s face it, cops are human, just like the rest of us. So we have to accept that sometimes they’re stupid, lazy, do sloppy work, and aren’t as careful as they should be. The only questions are how much taxpayer money juries should give the victims of their boneheaded screwups, a[...]

February 22nd, 2022 - 3:07 pm § in Jews, News Media, Politics

Portland police built a wall of silence around BLM mass shooting

When half a dozen people are shot all at once, it doesn’t normally take days to find out what happened and who was responsible. But a wall of police silence surrounds the act of fanatical political terrorism committed by a rightwing extremist in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, February 19, 2022[...]

February 18th, 2022 - 2:09 pm § in Law and Courts

Two years for a life; is it enough?

“Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who mistakenly drew a gun instead of a Taser and fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison,” and she’ll have to serve 16 months behind bars, then 8 months of supervised release, [...]

February 17th, 2022 - 4:10 pm § in Law and Courts

The cop and the teacher

Dennis and Cynthia Perkins are were a married couple. He was a cop, she was a teacher. They’re now facing up to 6,000 years in prison. A grand jury indicted them on 150 counts of “child pornography, rape, obscenity, … video voyeurism, … attempted rape, sexual battery of a ch[...]

January 27th, 2022 - 11:54 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Wanted: White male, age 49 —

So they arrested a 22-year-old black man with a similar name. Read story here. Below: The suspect (left) and the guy they arrested (right) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

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[...]