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Tag: Policing

Cop Who Stole From Police Killed Himself and Made It Look Like Murder

The bizarre story of a local hero turned bad cop has captivated the media. Illinois police officer “GI Joe” Gliniewicz was secretly leading a life of crime, diverting thousands of dollars from a police department’s youth auxiliary program before staging his suicide to make it look like a murder.

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Activists Shout Down Hillary Clinton During Criminal Justice Rally

Friday’s protest stemmed from widespread feeling that Clinton is not doing enough to address police brutality and the systematic incarceration of African-Americans.

Posted on Oct 31, 2015 READ MORE

One Year On, What We’ve Learned From #BlackLivesMatter

The police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a year ago launched the Black Lives Matter movement. But officer-involved shootings seem only to have accelerated.

Posted on Aug 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Black Lives Matter: One Year After Ferguson

Marking the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hand of a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, professor John A. Powell discusses how we can create a society in which black lives really do matter.

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 READ MORE

Black People in Minneapolis Are 9 Times More Likely to Be Arrested for Minor Offenses

A damning ACLU report finds “severe,” “pervasive” and “systematic” racial disparities in arrests by Minneapolis police.

Posted on May 28, 2015 READ MORE

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SEC’s Dirty Little Secret

One wonders if there is a smutty equivalent to Nero’s fiddling while Rome burns. If there is, it might be applicable to the senior staffers at the SEC who spent hours watching pornography on government computers instead of policing the nation’s financial system.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 READ MORE

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Sex Scandal Calls CIA’s Self-Policing Into Question

A CIA sex scandal, or, more precisely, allegations that a CIA agent raped two Algerian women, has raised questions in Congress about how the agency polices itself. Oddly, discussions of the controversy have failed to emphasize another significant “oops” moment in CIA operations regarding corruption and the need for oversight: torture.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 READ MORE

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