Deconstructing FBI-NYPD’s Terrorism Sting Which Allegedly Thwarted Plot by Two Muslim Women

By: Friday April 3, 2015 1:05 pm

Two Muslim women from Queens, New York, were arrested for allegedly conspiring to “prepare an explosive device to be detonated in a terrorist attack in the United States.” The FBI and the New York Police Department were both involved in a long-term undercover operation that began as early as 2013. As with most alleged plots [...]

 

Chicago Has a Bigger Problem with Stop-and-Frisks by Police Than New York Had

By: Monday March 23, 2015 1:05 pm

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois suggests Chicago has a much greater problem with stop-and-frisks by police than New York in 2011, which is considered the “height of the practice” and two years before a court ruled the New York Police Department’s policy violated Fourth Amendment rights. A “sample of 250 [...]

Family Settles Suit with City for $3.9m After Cop Walks Free in Shooting

By: Friday February 6, 2015 9:00 am

In case you’re in a hurry, here’s the express version of this story: – African-American teen killed by a white cop; – Grand jury won’t indict, cop walks free; – Family wins wrongful death lawsuit; – Taxpayers lay out $3.9 million to pay for their killer cops on the loose. Read, repeat. And now, the [...]

Psst, Hey Buddy! Are you interested in forming a transnational criminal enterprise?

By: Monday February 2, 2015 3:00 pm

Our two largest police departments are out of control and they are not alone.

St. Louis Man Faces Charges for Allegedly ‘Making Terrorist Threats’ on Twitter Against Police

By: Thursday January 1, 2015 6:00 pm

A thirty-five year-old black man from the St. Louis area has been charged with ten felony counts of making “terrorist threats” on Twitter against police. Prosecutors filed the charges against Jason Valentine on New Year’s Day. They stem from messages he tweeted between December 3 and December 14, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. [...]

Prosecutors Say LAPD Officers Were Not Targeted & Ambushed

By: Thursday January 1, 2015 11:00 am

Los Angeles Police Department officers were not ambushed last weekend and were, instead, fired upon when they approached a “gang attack on rivals,” city prosecutors said. The Guardian reported that an incident that occurred during the previous weekend was “not a targeted ambush on police.” The prosecutors have stated two individuals “opened fire on rival [...]

Head of New York City Police Union Notoriously Hostile to Reform

By: Monday December 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Opposition against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio by police officers is still high after the deaths of two New York Police Department officers on Dec. 20. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton believes tensions are as high as in the 1970s, when the crime rate soared along with the deaths of police officers. The night officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael [...]

In Aftermath of Executions of NYPD Officers, Police Crack Down on Extreme Anti-Cop Speech on Social Media

By: Wednesday December 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Police departments throughout the United States have escalated the vigilance in which they monitor speech on social media. Multiple people have been arrested and accused of threatening officers, as part of a law enforcement response to the execution of two New York Police Department officers. Ismaiiyl Brinsley shot NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu [...]

NYC asks federal court to approve mass arrests of protesters

By: Monday December 22, 2014 3:00 pm

With our nation in crisis regarding the epidemic of police killings of innocent unarmed citizens, most of whom are young black males, including Michael Brown, John Crawford, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, to mention a few, the NYPD police union president Patrick Lynch pushed back hard on Saturday against people who protest against the killings. In classic right wing nonsequitur fashion, he blamed the predominantly peaceful protesters, Mayor De Blasio and President Obama for the ambush murders of two NYPD officers sitting in a parked patrol vehicle in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. Never mind that the killer was not involved in any of the protests and apparently decided to bag two cops after shooting his ex-girlfriend in the abdomen.

Some Perspective as Officials Exploit Execution of NYPD Officers to Discredit Movement for Police Reform

By: Monday December 22, 2014 11:00 am

Two New York police officers were killed by a mentally ill African-American man on December 20. The man, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, posted a message on Instagram suggesting he had chosen the officers as targets as a kind of revenge for police, who had killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Although there is little evidence that these [...]

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