Far right groups gathered Sunday in Portland for an event they called the “Summer of Love,” even as the rally date was chosen to commemorate an extraordinarily violent clash last summer in the city. The event ended with a roving brawl along busy city streets in the Parkrose neighborhood, and shots being fired in downtown Portland. NoContinue reading “Gunfire erupts after Proud Boys and anti-fascists openly brawl in Portland without police intervention”
We all love a good dystopian movie, but at what point do we have to start considering real life dystopian? In this episode, we’re taking a look at some troubling trends in the US, and by extension the rest of the world.
DA who prosecuted Jon Geiger says “loophole” that allowed officer’s reinstatement should be closed legislatively Jon Geiger’s criminal conviction in an excessive force case was supposed to prevent him from ever again working as a police officer in Colorado. When the former Georgetown officer pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment in 2018 — a conviction thatContinue reading “A Colorado cop was supposed to be barred from law enforcement. Instead, he became interim police chief.”
Colombia’s increasingly tyrannical government stepped up the intimidation of opponents on baseless claims that guerrillas would seek violence during anti-government protests on Tuesday. The conspiracy theories coincided with the arrest of alleged protesters and the harassment of social organizations that were trying to organize a meeting in Cali over the weekend. Defense Minister Diego Molano said onContinue reading “Colombia intensifies crackdown of dissent ahead of protests”
We’ve become accustomed to seeing members of the public use their cell phones to film police officers on duty. Now, we’re starting to see cops pull out theirs, but it isn’t to record. They’re playing copyrighted music in an apparent attempt to exploit copyright filters. Dexter Thomas explains.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new bill into law Thursday barring police from lying to underage kids during interrogations. Commonly used interrogation tactics, such as promising leniency or insinuating that incriminating evidence exists, are banned when questioning suspects younger than 18 under the new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. According to the Innocence Project, anContinue reading “Illinois Is The 1st State To Tell Police They Can’t Lie To Minors In Interrogations”
Two former Rockland officers were sentenced Thursday for beating porcupines to death on several different occasions while on duty. Addison Cox, 28, of Warren, and Michael A. Rolerson, 31, of Searsmont, were sentenced in Knox Superior Court on misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals and night hunting, according to court documents. Both officers pleaded guilty.Continue reading “Maine police officers who beat porcupines to death while on duty sentenced to jail time”
A young, idealistic rookie for the West New York, NJ Police Department discovers a pattern of pervasive criminal behavior within his PD and decides to go undercover for the FBI.
Fired Jackson County deputy Zachary Wester, 28, was sentenced on Tuesday to more than a decade in prison for planting drugs on innocent people during traffic stops. With 58 days of jail credit, Wester has to spend a total of 12 years, six months, and eight days locked up on charges including racketeering, official misconduct, perjury,Continue reading “Fired Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Planting Drugs on Innocent People”
There’s more controversy brewing against the Wauwatosa Police Department. There are calls for a federal probe after it was revealed police were keeping track of those protesting against them, even turning that list over to the FBI. Kimberley Motley says she got the watch list through an open records request, that it has some 200Continue reading “Wisconsin: Wauwatosa Police Department kept, shared ‘watch list’ of people involved in city protests”