Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson - May 2015 Edition - Update #30
From Politico: Policing scandals threaten to overwhelm the Justice Department... Ha!
From TheVox: For me, it's not so much the picture, but the future behavior of the two cops in the photo.
From teleSUR: Beyonce and Jay Z post bail for "Black Lives Matter."
From GuardianUK: A Klan jury... I mean grand jury actually indcits all six killer cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
From DemocracyNow: Matt Taibbi on police engaging in an endless campaign of harassment.
From Esquire: What the Cleveland PD had planned to do to Tamir Rice... after they'd already killed him.
From YahooNews: He stood on the hood of car and fired 49 shots through the windshield at two unarmed occupants and the judge acquitted him.
From YahooNews: Why aren't the bikers who got into a gun battle with cops after rioting amongst themselves called "thugs?" Hmm...
From GuardianUK: Obama combats the militarization of American police departments.
From YahooNews: As far as I'm concerned, these guys have been coddled by law enforcement for too long, either that or law enforcement is afraid of them.
From RSN: Miami cops sent racists and pornographic emails? They're just showing their true colors.
From the New York Times via RSN: Police unions experience the loss of their privileged position.
From GuardianUK: Brian Rice, one of the Baltimore cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray, has twice had his police weapons confiscated because of behavior.
From TheDailyBeast: George Zimmerman's blood feud.
From YahooNews: Almost there...
From TheGuardian: New Attorney General Loretta Lynch opens federal probe of Baltimore PD.
From the ACLU: The group likes the city of Newark's cop watch accountability board.
From BuzzFeed: Racist emails by San Francisco cops causes a review of 3000 arrest.
From the SacramentoBee: California state senators seek to keep grand juries from investigating cases in which people are killed by police excessive force.
From GuardianUK: Reporters get beat-downs and locked-up covering Freddie Gray protests.
From TheDailyBeast: Cops can't stop stopping Chris Rock.
From TIME: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Walter Scott.
From Truthout: Mumia on Walter Scott shooting.
From RollingStone: Matt Taibbi on how cell phones are changing the narrative.
From TPM: How to destroy a black life.
From teleSUR: That number, in six years, may exceed the number of lynchings over a 100-year period.
From Alternet: Racists pretending to be Baltimore protestors.
From TheBaltimoreSun: Six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray - officers' arrest photos with specific charges.
From RSN: The terrorism we suffer from police - Morgan Freeman.
From TheVillageVoice: In light of Freddie Gray, New York's "antiquated" knife law.
From RSN: Baltimore explained.
From RSN: Cop beats his wife at Chicago PD black site, Homan Square.