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May 24th, 2024 - 7:07 pm § in Law and Courts

We need police, but not these cops

America has a policing crisis, and bad cops are only part of it, there’s also a cop shortage. But this article is about bad cops. Even though overall crime statistics are down, the inability of understaffed police departments to respond promptly (or at all) to 911 calls is leaving residents o[...]

May 24th, 2023 - 3:18 pm § in Law and Courts

Mississippi cop on domestic call shoots child

A cop responding to a domestic call shot an 11-year-old boy at the home, a local news source reported (read story here). The boy was the family member who called police. His mother slipped him the phone and told him to call 911 after the father of her other child showed up and became “irate.&#[...]

January 27th, 2023 - 8:37 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Cops are taught to kill anyone who blinks

The latest victim of killer cops, Tyre Nichols, was murdered after a traffic stop. The initial police story was that he was pulled over for reckless driving and then resisted arrest. But “Memphis’s police chief later told CNN that investigators have ‘been unable to substantiate’ [...]

January 20th, 2023 - 7:33 pm § in Business

Oklahoma pork plant fired worker, then called cops who killed him

Guymon, Oklahoma, is a town in the dusty Oklahoma panhandle. It was a dying town until the pork plant came in the 1990s. In 2014, an Oklahoma newspaper gushed (here), “On the northeast corner of town, cradled by a cluster of dilapidated trailer homes, sits a business that many credit for start[...]

January 12th, 2023 - 4:58 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

DeSantis is pulling guns on black voters

Add Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, to the list of armed Republicans brandishing guns at polling places. In 2018, Florida voters approved a state constitutional amendment that restored voting rights to felons who’ve completed their sentences, except those convicted of mur[...]

January 8th, 2023 - 1:42 pm § in News Media, Politics, Racism, Republicans

What it’s like without a free press

In South Sudan, 6 journalists were arrested for filming the president pissing in his pants. Read story here In Phoenix, Arizona, a Wall Street Journal reporter was arrested for reporting while black. Read story here — West Virginia’s GOP governor got a reporter fired for reporting on abuse [...]

December 15th, 2022 - 3:16 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Trigger-happy white cop convicted of shooting black woman

A trigger-happy Texas cop who killed a black woman while investigating an open door at her home was convicted by a jury of manslaughter on Thursday, December 15, 2022 (read story here). A neighbor had made a non-emergency call to 911 in the early hours of October 12, 2019, upon seeing an open door a[...]

December 3rd, 2022 - 1:33 am § in Law and Courts

Should this trigger-happy cop stand trial for murder?

Rajan “Raj” Moonesinghe, 33, was shot and killed at his home by an Austin, Texas, police officer on November 15, 2022. He’d just returned home, and thinking his house was being burglarized, walked around outside with a rifle, then fired two shots into his house. A neighbor had called polic[...]

December 2nd, 2022 - 1:54 pm § in Humor, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Loren Culp’s crappy police work in child sex case settled for $275,000

A story in the Spokane Spokesman-Review in July 2020 reported (here), “In a long-running lawsuit, a woman accuses police and deputies in Ferry County of failing to properly investigate when she reported a pattern of rape and molestation spanning 12 years of her childhood. Among the defendants[...]

December 1st, 2022 - 6:21 pm § in Law and Courts

Cops are human like the rest of us

Cops are people. They’re imperfect, they have weaknesses. For example, a San Francisco cop with “a string of misconduct complaints” was “accused of drunkenly lying to a game warden about poaching a deer on private property” (see story here). In another example, 54 Calif[...]