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Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year

Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year Policing should not be a for profit enterprise.

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As Shootings Rise in New York, Police Focus on a Small Number of Young Men – The New York Times

The strategy of targeting those believed to be behind the violence, born of years studying the origins of shootings, has intensified this year. Officers on the street, who are recording far fewer arrests and a still plummeting number of stops, are now focusing on a few hundred people who are believed to fuel rounds of […]

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In Arkansas and Indiana, You Can Become a Police Officer Without Any Formal Training

In Arkansas and Indiana, You Can Become a Police Officer Without Any Formal Training

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Police Rethink Long Tradition on Using Force

Police Rethink Long Tradition on Using Force Mr. Wexler’s group will meet with hundreds of police leaders in Washington this week to call for a new era of training, one that replaces truisms such as the 21-foot rule with lessons on defusing tense situations and avoiding violent confrontations. Worth a read.

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New ACLU Cellphone App Automatically Preserves Video of Police Encounters

New ACLU Cellphone App Automatically Preserves Video of Police Encounters

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Deadly Force, in Black and White

Deadly Force, in Black and White The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police. Shocking statistics.

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Why is “libertarian” Uber sponsoring San Francisco’s giant police militarization conference?

Why is “libertarian” Uber sponsoring San Francisco’s giant police militarization conference? Given Peter Thiel’s involvement with defense and domestic policing contractor Palantir and now Uber’s support of police militarization, we’re getting a clearer picture of where Valley libertarians stand on the issue. The government is bad… and police militarization is a threat to our liberty. […]

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If police in Ferguson treat journalists like this, imagine how they treat residents

If police in Ferguson treat journalists like this, imagine how they treat residents That police in Ferguson are targeting journalists so openly and aggressively is an appalling affront to basic media freedoms, but it is far scarier for what it suggests about how the police treat everyone else — and should tell us much about […]

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Black People Are Not Ignoring ‘Black on Black’ Crime

Black People Are Not Ignoring ‘Black on Black’ Crime The notion that violence within the black community is “background noise” is not supported by the historical record—or by Google. I have said this before. It’s almost as if Stop The Violence never happened, or The Interruptors never happened, or Kendrick Lamar never happened. The call […]

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Ferguson Police Beat Up Wrong Suspect Then Charged Him For Getting Blood On Uniforms In 2009

Ferguson Police Beat Up Wrong Suspect Then Charged Him For Getting Blood On Uniforms In 2009 The police served an outstanding warrant to one Henry Davis, 52, according to the Beast — but they were actually looking for a different Henry Davis who had a different middle name and Social Security number. But after the […]