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Oklahoma cops try to arrest EMT while patient waits [May. 28th, 2009|11:46 am]
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kynn
Oklahoma police choke black EMT after pulling over ambulance, while patient is waiting in the ambulance:





Update: News story and news story about this ambulance stop, which took place on Sunday.

Update 2: Here's a link to the PDF file with the statement by the choked paramedic, stating what happened. Fuuuck.
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(no subject) [Apr. 24th, 2009|07:25 am]
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ansuwi45
forgive me if this has already been posted as I just joined this group.  it is very encouraging to me to see people on lj willing to speak out about this serious issue facing our nation/world. 

Police assault 12-year-old girl after mistaking her for a prostitute

2009 March 1
by Hazel

No really, you read that right.  Apparently the little girl was inside her own front yard when three cops jumped out of their van and ambushed the child,  beating her about the neck and shoulders and yelling at her “You’re a prostitute, you’re coming with us.”

It turns out the coppers took her baby doll shorts as some kind of advertisement for sex.

It gets worse.  Three weeks after the child was hospitalized over the assault, the same cops show up at her school to arrest her for assault on the police officers who attacked her.

The incident happened two years ago.  The mainstream media has been silent.  The case against the child went to court and was tossed out twice.  Now, the child’s family is suing the police department.

Personally, I think those cops should have their badges and guns taken away, at the least.  A few months of freedom for ganging up on a little girl.  She suffers from PTSD, behavioural problems, and nightmares after this incident.  She deserves justice so bad, even I can taste it.




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To serve and protect? [Apr. 5th, 2009|02:45 pm]
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ncalrod

In what should send a frightening chill down the spine of every blogger, writer, journalist and First Amendment advocate in the United States, Phoenix police raided the home of a blogger who has been highly critical of the department.

Jeff Pataky, who runs Bad Phoenix Cops, said the officers confiscated three computers, routers, modems, hard drives, memory cards and everything necessary to continue blogging. The 41-year-old software engineer said they also confiscated numerous personal files and documents relating to a pending lawsuit he has against the department alleging harassment - which he says makes it obvious the raid was an act of retaliation.
  
 
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For the original article go here (there is more information in the original):

http://carlosmiller.com/2009/04/02/phoenix-police-raid-home-of-blogger-whose-writing-is-highly-critical-of-them/
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Cheering Lovelle Mixon [Apr. 4th, 2009|09:46 pm]
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wallynotorious
In Honor of Lovelle Mixon: Cheering Those Who Fire Back
By Wally Cuddeford

Early in the afternoon on Saturday, March 21, Lovelle Mixon, a 26 year-old Black man, was pulled over by two Oakland police officers while driving through downtown. Mixon had stopped meeting with his parole officer a month before, and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. What happened next is still the subject of speculation, but the result was both the officers were shot and mortally wounded, and Mixon had disappeared. Later that day, the police received a tip telling them Mixon was hiding in a nearby apartment. A SWAT team entered the apartment, and Mixon was killed in the gunfire, but not before he killed two more officers and lightly wounded a fifth.

The responses to these events have been varied, to say the least. First, the response seen most often in the press tells of a “community in mourning.” Oakland police spokesperson Jeff Thomason called the shootings “probably one of the worst incidents […] in the history of the Oakland police department.” 1 Bouquets of flowers are shown at the door of OPD Headquarters and at the intersection where the officers were killed. 2 And extensive coverage is given to the massive funeral service, where thousands of police officers and government officials from around the country gathered to pay their respects to the slain officers and their families. 3

Supplemental to that is the response from some “community leaders,” who suggest that what’s needed now is a “healing of the rifts” between the community and the police. This contingent organized a “Hope and Healing” vigil, in conjunction with city government. 2 , 4 Pastor Raymond Lankford of non-profit Healthy Oakland suggested, “What officers do, that’s a tough job. (...) They need to know the community is behind them.” 1 And Jakada Imani, executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, similarly asked of the relationship between the community and the police, “How do we build that trust?” 5

But there was another common response, specifically documented as openly expressed by hundreds of individuals (and thus, likely shared by many thousands more openly, if not hundreds of thousands or even millions privately), and yet only reluctantly acknowledged by the purveyors of those first two responses. It was the response of those, including me, whose first reaction was “Finally! It’s about damn time someone fired back at these assholes!” 6

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More malicious mischief :( [Mar. 31st, 2009|03:44 pm]
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hilliebilly
Fong Lee was 19 when a Minneapolis cop gunned him down in 2006. Now there's a lawsuit about it 'cause it seems that the cop planted a pistol on him. Here's the link:

http://www.startribune.com/local/42163722.html?page=1&c=y

Also, this one from from 2006:

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/1966

In a new bit of news, on One April '09, the Star Tribune says this murdering cop received the MEDAL OF VALOR from the Minneapolis Police Department, in connection with the Fong Lee shooting!
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Police Kill Dogs... [Mar. 31st, 2009|02:25 am]
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sunlit_window
Police shoot, kill two dogs during raid
Family says animals did not pose a threat

By Aaron Besecker

A South Buffalo family wants answers after police shot and killed two of their dogs during a raid Saturday, leaving blood puddled on a living-room carpet and speckled on the wall.

Police, who were looking for a drug suspect and narcotics, left the Indian Church Road home without finding any evidence or arresting anyone, according to residents of the house.

The incident has left the family distraught and angry over the loss of the dogs, Essy and Moosey.

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/623439.html

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Now, was this necessary? At all? In the least?

I especially like how the warrant was incredibly vague and nondescript.

I read our local police report everyday...to keep on the up and up.
The same day that this happened, a man was arrested and brought up on animal cruelty charges for beating his girlfriends dog to death. If anyone wants that link to verify, I can do some searching for ya.

The cops get to shoot a dog in the throat three times and nothing happens, yet someone else gets charged with animal cruelty?
WTF.

I hope- earnestly hope- that this family sues the shit out of them.
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the U.K. policing at Climate Camp [Mar. 30th, 2009|05:25 pm]
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i_baster


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Cop detains NFL player trying to visit his dying mother [Mar. 26th, 2009|10:31 pm]
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wallynotorious
Story: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/032609dnmetcopstop.3e9c080.html

Editorial: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/jfloyd/stories/032709dnmetfloyd.7326ddc2.html

In-car video: http://www.dallasnews.com/video/index.html?nvid=345818


Basically, a White cop in Plano, Texas, pulled over Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats (Black), who had just run a red light. Problem was, Moats was driving to the hospital because he had just gotten a call that his mother-in-law was close to dying. He continued, non-evasionary, another block to the hospital, then pulled over right in front. Moats just asked to be given a ticket and be allowed to go up and see his mother-in-law, but the cop power-tripped and detained him for over 10 minutes, demanding to see the insurance which Moats couldn't find, and running his license for warrants. Even after the nurses and hospital security came out and confirmed that Moats's mother-in-law was dying and pleaded with the cop to allow Moats to go up and see her, the cop still refused to let him go. Once Moats finally did get away, he ran up there to find that she had just passed away, and he was just too late.

Of course, we never would've heard about this if it wasn't an NFL player, which only goes to show that stuff exactly like this happens more often than we hear about.

Also, the cop is also now under investigation for his admission on the end of the video (about 15:50) that he worded something in a previous incident to make it seem like his actions in that case was more justified than it was. But, really, if I had a nickel for every time I've seen stuff like that in police reports, I'd have a shitload of nickels.
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Schenectady Mayor considers dissolving police department [Mar. 23rd, 2009|12:13 pm]
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wallynotorious
Facing persistent embarrassment at the hands of his municipal police, the mayor of Schenectady, NY, openly considers disbading the city's Police Department.

However, it should be noted that the impetus for this wasn't actual police brutality, which they always try to excuse by blaming the victim or whatever, but rather that cops were going to the dentist and visiting peoples' apartments for three hour spans or whatnot, while they were being paid for being "on duty," and were caught red-handed doing so. Also, I for one think we'd all be better off if all the cops were under novocaine for their shifts. Plus, this wouldn't even be the kind of disbanding I'd like to see, as the mayor said he'd contract with the State Patrol or whoever. But still, I thought this was pretty interesting. :)


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Police brutality against 15 Arab-American youths in San Francisco [Mar. 23rd, 2009|10:50 am]
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kynn
I got this from free_palestine:

Subject: POLICE BRUTALITY against 15 Arab American youth in SF

March 21, 2009

What started off as a peaceful demonstration on March 21st, 2009 ended in severe police brutality and arrests of innocent young Arab Americans in the streets of San Francisco. Read more...Collapse )
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