Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson - March 2015 Edition - Update #30
From Gawker: The NYPD plan to turn making someone into a felony easy-peasy.
From TechDirt: There is no such thing as "contempt of cop."
From RSN: In this case, it's a white woman in prison for decades for a murder she did not commit.
From RSN: Two inmates shot and one is killed... their hands were handcuffed behind their backs.
From ShreveportTime and RSN: Former prosecutor's words are hollow.
From GuardianUK: Cleveland PD still killing black teens.
From RSN: Whatever.
From BuzzFlash: Chicago PD uses stop-and-frisk against people of color at 4 times the rate of the NYPD.
From RollingStone: Matt Taibbi on the decision to keep Eric Garner grand jury minutes secret. I say if you have nothing to hide, what are you hiding.
From YahooNews: San Fran pigs show their Klan-side in text messages.
From YahooNews: Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kindel probably called his mother "Aunt Mama" and probably thinks the Ku Klux Klan is super-tubular-cool!
From Truthout: A history of killing black men and getting away with it.
From CapitalNewYork: The NYPD kills and abuses, and then changes the Wikipedia entries about those incidents.
From the NewYorker: Release Eric Garner grand jury records... NOW!
From GuardianUK: Two cops shot during recent Ferguson protests.
From GuardianUK: Long overdue - Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson resigns, but gets a a year's severance pay, $95,000. The city manager left and got $120,000.
From Politico: Yes, Obama's friend the professor found this out.
From RSN and Slate: States take over Ferguson court system to restore order and to implement reforms.
From teleSUR: White cop kills unarmed NAKED black man.
From YahooNews: More on how Madison police chief is doing it differently from Ferguson Klan chief... err... I mean police chief.
From Truthout: Why Black America, even the uncle toms, sometimes fear calling the police.
From TheGuardian: Madison police chief has a better control of things than that portly clown in Ferguson had.
From YahooNews: Black, unarmed, shot dead by cop in Madison, Wisconsin.
From CBCNews: A police officer in Quebec drives 75 miles in a 30 mile zone and kills a five-year-old child. Canadian media won't name him, nor has he been charged.
From AlJazeeraAmerica: Shot in the back.
From The Post via RSN: They're called "SCOPs" and you should know about them.
From TheWashingtonPost: Attorney General Eric Holder is prepared to dismantle Ferguson police force if necessary.
From HuffPost: This tale of a drunk white man at White Castle begins the Ferguson PD highlights from the Department of Justice's report.
From YahooNews: Highlights or low lights from the DOJ's Ferguson Police Department report.
From TheVox: A selection of 7 racist jokes from Ferguson police and court officials. They're F'ed up.
From TheVox: Justice Department's report on Ferguson PD is due this week. Preview from the New York Times, includes racist jokes (including a horrid one about President Obama), and targeting black to raise funds for the city.
From TheGuardian: The Chicago PD have their own CIA-like "black site."
From TheGuardian: After Trayvon, a new Civil Rights movement.
From Cleveland.com: City responds to lawsuit by Tamir Rice's family.
From Reuters via RSN: Justice Department reportedly to sue Ferguson Police Department.