Taking a break for a while since nobody really seems to care and nothing is likely to change.
This Month’s Posts
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Stop the Bleeding: An open letter to police on the shooting of pets
As the number of family pets shot by police adds up, it is causing damaged relationships beyond the families and friends of these pets. The stories and excuses are circulating in the news to the population at large. Most people are confused and horrified to learn that dogs on their tethers, dogs on their own front porch, dogs under tables and inside their kennels are shot because a police officer was scared.
Scared? Really? Of an elderly cocker spaniel? Of a five pound Chihuahua? Of a 4-month-old puppy? I ask you, as city leaders and fellow police officers, how could you trust someone who felt threatened in such situations to remain calm and in control when people’s lives are really at stake?
Source/story continuation: Examiner.com
FBI investigation of West Valley City police may be underway
The FBI will investigate the West Valley City Police Department to determine whether corruption has seeped into the narcotics unit or into its investigation of the November shooting death of 21-year-old Danielle Willard.
"The scope of this investigation will be to determine whether there was systemic corruption within the department’s narcotics unit which violated civil liberties, and to commit or conceal criminal activity to include any allegations of a cover-up involving the Danielle Willard officer-involved shooting," Deputy Chief Mike Powell wrote in a statement.
U.S. attorney probing Southampton (NY) police
Federal law enforcement officials are investigating the Southampton Town police department and have begun questioning people with knowledge of the Street Crime unit, its supervision and the broader department leadership, according to several sources.
The U.S. attorney's office got involved this month after it received documents that detailed a number of alleged problems in the department, according to a source with knowledge of the ongoing interviews.
Source/story continuation: Long Island Newsday
U.S. launches civil rights probe of Cleveland police
(CNN) -- The Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation of Cleveland police on Thursday over allegations of excessive force prompted by a deadly chase and shooting.
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez joined the U.S. attorney in Cleveland and top city officials to announce the investigation of the police department's policies and practices.
Source/story continuation: http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/14/politics/cleveland-police-probe/
Federal Agencies Collecting Information about Milwaukee Police Practices
The U.S. Department of Justice has set up a phone tip line and an email address for complaints from people who say they were mistreated by Milwaukee police officers. The DOJ’s Civil Rights Division is gathering facts and assembling information about such cases.
The DOJ tip line is 1-855-544-5132.
The email address is email@example.com
Information from: WUUM Radio Website
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List of Americans killed by Police (Wiki)
This is a list of people killed by non-military law enforcement officers in 2013, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method. The listing documents the occurrence of a death, making no implications regarding either wrongdoing or justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved.
There are also links to previous years.
- Break Time
- Former South Beloit (WI) Police Chief pleads to misconduct
- Court Backs Firing of Fort Madison (IA) Police Officer
- Baltimore detective convicted of lying about shooting himself
- District attorney’s office investigates fired deputy
- Pa. state trooper charged in civil rights case
- West Valley City (UT) Police shooting called unjustified
- Rockport Police officer arrested, charged with theft
- Pointe Coupee Parish deputy accused of malfeasance, fired
- Video shows Pembroke Pines (FL) police officer punch 14-year-old girl
- Athens-Clarke cop bribery case headed to grand jury
- Former deputy sheriff in Hidalgo (TX) found guilty
- Veteran Albuquerque cop and union official fired
- Pinellas (FL) jail deputy fired after smacking, pinning inmate to ground
- Cleveland police to discipline 75 officers for role in deadly chase
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