Category Archives: police violence

Bad cop/more bad cop

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Secretive, gang-like police cliques have attempted to recruit 16 percent of sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles, and documents released by the Brennan Center for Justice reveal that LAPD officers collect detainees’ Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook handles … Continue reading

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New guns for NYPD. Does this sound nuts to you, too?

In today’s Daily News, I ran into this ominous story. New cop guns easier to fire NYPD says lighter pull on trigger improves accuracy Well, that seems de trop at the very least, but what makes this plan particularly offensive … Continue reading

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Animal news: illegal fireworks

From Harper’s Weekly Review: A planned detonation of illegal fireworks by the Los Angeles Police Department in the middle of a South Los Angeles street injured 17 people and caused damage on several city blocks. “Why didn’t they do this … Continue reading

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