Rant: Lessons On How To Subvert Justice Gleaned From The Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown & Other Cases
Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct
New crop of documentaries make the case for prosecutorial misconduct
Nixon’s bigger crime: Southern strategy
Bob McCulloch: Prosecutor or defense attorney for Darren Wilson?
11 Stupid Reasons White People Have Rioted - White people riot all the time. Here's a look at some of the dumbest reasons.
African-American Man Stopped by Michigan Cop for Walking with His Hands in His Pockets
In Michigan, putting your hands in your pockets on a cold day counts as suspicious behavior, if you're black.
CNN: Eyewitnesses give conflicting accounts of Ferguson shooting. Protesters in Ferguson and nationwide point to eyewitness accounts that contradict Officer Darren Wilson's account that he shot Brown in self-defense.
But other eyewitnesses in this case offer a vastly different version of what happened that night.
How could eyewitness accounts of the same event vary so drastically?
1. at 20 secs We know from the video an eyewitness say Michael Brown's hands in the air & he was no threat at all.
2. From a closer angle a witness saw movement towards the officer (who, we know, has stated he saw Michael Brown like a devil i.e. it seems likely given the shots already fired that the officer made it clear he was going to kill Michael Brown and maybe Brown tried to gear himself up for a final rush to save his life as a last resort.)
It wouldn't surprise me at all. The officer wouldn't care cause he was dealing with a devil and Brown was too injured to make any dramatic move on the officer and with a tiny indication and no video camera to record his personal interactions I think the officer simply took his chance knowing he would probably get off.
3. at 59 secs other eye witnesses didn't notice any movement suggesting any forward movement at all must have been unnoticed from a great distance - a movement of 1 or 2 steps in self-defense may have presented no perceptual difference in freaked out spectators.
Shocking mistake in Darren Wilson grand jury
In the Rewrite, Lawrence looks at a major correction the assistant prosecutors had to make to the grand jury in the Michael Brown case. (Unconstitutional law forced upon jurors)
Going Deeper With Chris Hayes...
As President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder seek solutions, St. Louis Rams football players join ongoing Ferguson protests - prompting an angry response from local police.
The Ferguson incident laid bare a long standing problem of race in the country & of cops role in society. The most clear example of this racial break in society is the football players with their hands up in silent protest to an audience which doesn't understand what they are protesting...
This is probably what this incident would have looked to the public like if we have video of it (or worse):
Video of the officer-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice contradicts key parts of the officers’ account of the incident. Chris Hayes and Connie Schultz discuss the issue.
What happened to Tamir Rice?
How reliable is police testimony? In the officer-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice there are contradictions.
Amid continued unrest over the decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, police in Cleveland release surveillance video showing the police shooting of a 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun.
The cops think they are being unfair as the officer was cleared in a court of law while the black people are very aware of the lack of respect towards them as a race and of the unfair practices they have to experience as a part of living which a white person simply doesn't (so they lack any frame of reference to understand what is going on)
Side note: Clearly cops watch or glean their views from Bill O Reilly & Fox News which creates a whole other set of problems. Why do I say that? Cause they are literally following Bill's views from his TV Show. Since Bill is always lying, with a few unconnected facts and views from twitter thrown in as decoys, (& he is always easy to prove to be a liar ) when police chiefs follow his tactics not only are they showing themselves to be not doing what is best for the public but they are also easy to prove wrong. Not to mention the ridiculousness of the cops listening to a party that is out to get them and has been out to get them for a while (not being rich, they are not the base the GOP serves).
Alternet:5 Not-So-Credible Events in Darren Wilson’s Testimony - You might hear these issues raised again in a civil trial.
The officer who killed Michael Brown casts himself as blameless – and casts Brown as irrationally aggressive and seemingly determined to be shot.
Former cop weighs in on Ferguson and racial bias
A former Baltimore police officer joins the conversation on policing and perceptions of African Americans.
Darren Wilson’s testimony describing Michael Brown’s almost superhuman strength reflects common, subconscious perceptions about black people in America.
Articles painting a not so good picture of cops which is enhanced by the kind of shenanigans outlined above:
Cops Shoot Family Dog Just Because
Police officers in a Chicago suburb sat in front of a home for 20 minutes, then without any provocation shot the family dog.
We Need to Address the Profound Stupidity That Afflicts America
Crackdown on Florida high school science student is prime example of American idiocy.
Texas Students Thrown in Jail for Days ... as Punishment for Missing School?
Texas's solution to truancy appears to be making kids miss even more school as they sit in jail.
Texas Jailers Ran a 'Rape Camp' Behind Bars, Women Claim
This is unbelievable.
After deadly police beating, witness cellphones confiscated
David Sal Silva was reportedly seen and recorded being beaten to death by California police
“Hero” cop, honored by Obama, accused of double rape
A former Philadelphia police officer who was once seated next to first lady is held on bail for raping two women
California police accused of erasing video of lethal beatingWitnesses say Kern County officers erased evidence of a police beating that left man dead
Life in the American slaughterhouse: Police violence and AuroraAn examination of police violence and what it means for the culture
Teenager Commits Suicide After Police Launch Social Media Campaign Against Him
When a teenager failed to appear in court on substance abuse charges, the police began cyber-bulling him on Facebook.