Justice Department Pushes Ferguson Police to Ban Officers from Wearing ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Bracelets

By: Friday September 26, 2014 7:21 pm

"I Am Darren Wilson" Bracelets Are #Missouri #Cops' New Fashion Statement" http://t.co/T6NhP4BFmT #stlco #STL #MO #p2 pic.twitter.com/g474dszZib — Trayvon Martin (@dierdrelewis) September 25, 2014 The Ferguson Police Department, as well as St. Louis County Police Department, have assured the Justice Department that their officers will no longer be permitted to wear “I Am Darren Wilson” [...]

Twenty-Three People Killed by American Police in the Span of One Week

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 10:26 pm

At least twenty-three people were killed by officers from various United States police departments in the past week. That means about three people died in the custody or at the hands of police every day from September 18-24. The frequency in which police use force, especially lethal force, would seem to deserve quite a bit [...]

Justice Department Bans Reporters, Non-Residents from Ferguson Town Hall Meetings

By: Monday September 22, 2014 12:20 pm

A unit of the United States Justice Department has decided to protect the mayor of Ferguson and city council members from the potential effects of transparency by banning reporters and non-residents from a series of town hall meetings. As a community continues to struggle for justice in the aftermath of a shooting by a white [...]

Email Suggests Manufacturer of Stingray Surveillance Equipment May Have Lied to FCC

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:26 am

The American Civil Liberties Union has accused the manufacturer of StingRay surveillance products of providing inaccurate information and possibly even lying to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is the agency that is supposed to regulate communications over cable, radio, satellite, television and wire. Harris Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of StingRay technology. [...]

Court Challenges US Navy’s Dragnet Surveillance of Civilian Computers & Suppresses Evidence in Criminal Case

By: Monday September 15, 2014 10:55 am

A federal appeals court issued a decision suppressing evidence found by a Naval Criminal Investigative Service special agent and used to prosecute a civilian for child pornography. The NCIS special agent had conducted dragnet surveillance of all civilians in an entire state. The “extraordinary nature of the surveillance” demonstrated “a need to deter future violations” [...]

Podcast: ‘Urban Shield’ & the Ramping Up of Police Militarization in the United States

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 11:13 am

One week ago, Alameda County in California hosted an annual major police gathering supported by corporations and law enforcement and security agencies from the local, state and federal level. Corporations displayed their military-grade equipment available for police departments to purchase, and training exercises or competitions played out in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anyone observing [...]

Pentagon, DHS Award Grants to Police Without Considering if Agencies Have Record of Violating Rights

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 2:33 pm

A United States Senate committee held a hearing in the aftermath of what happened with militarized policing in Ferguson, Missouri, in order to examine federal grant programs for state and local law enforcement. At the hearing, two of the heads of three major grant programs admitted they do not examine whether a law enforcement organization [...]

Armored Vehicle Manufacturer Flips Out After Its Representative Explains Why Vehicles Used at Protests

By: Monday September 8, 2014 3:14 pm

The Armored Group representative said police need these trucks for protests because protesters might shoot at cops. pic.twitter.com/7Vjn7UGAKO — Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) September 5, 2014 Armored vehicle manufacturers are especially sensitive to suggestions that their vehicles will be used against protesters, even though that is exactly how they were used in Ferguson, Missouri, after a [...]

Mother Will March Every Day Until Chicago Police Provide Answers on Police Shooting That Killed Her Son

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 1:42 pm

Protesters gathered on Mon. to march for Roshad McIntosh who was fatally shot by police last Sun. in E. Garfield Park pic.twitter.com/xUmhm6PFzx— Alex Wroblewski (@alexwroblewski) September 2, 2014 More than one week after Chicago police shot and killed 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh, his mother is still demanding the police provide basic information on what happened to [...]

Podcast: Ferguson, Class Divisions & Why Community May Reject Voting as Key Answer to Injustice

By: Sunday August 31, 2014 10:56 am

The stark reality is police in America have gunned down black youth in the streets many, many times prior to Michael Brown’s death. Why did this act of police brutality lead to such a show of incredible rage and protest from a community? Moreover, as the community fights to win justice, what are the problems [...]

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