Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:09 pm

a species that hires bodyguards to protect their offspring
looses the ability to protect it self

and is doomed to extinction
when the bodyguards turn on them






Young black men killed by US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths

Final total of people killed by US police officers in 2015 shows rate of death for young black men was five times higher than white men of the same age
US police killed more than 1,000 people so far this year. Will 2016 be any different?


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Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015, according to the findings of a Guardian study that recorded a final tally of 1,134 deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers this year.
The Guardian view on killings by US police: why we must keep counting
The Counted has made up for the Obama administration’s failings, but the lack of oversight remains. So we will restart our count of people killed by police until the government does its job


Despite making up only 2% of the total US population, African American males between the ages of 15 and 34 comprised more than 15% of all deaths logged this year by an ongoing investigation into the use of deadly force by police. Their rate of police-involved deaths was five times higher than for white men of the same age.

Paired with official government mortality data, this new finding indicates that about one in every 65 deaths of a young African American man in the US is a killing by police.


“This epidemic is disproportionately affecting black people,” said Brittany Packnett, an activist and member of the White House taskforce on policing. “We are wasting so many promising young lives by continuing to allow this to happen.”

Speaking in the same week that a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, was cleared by a grand jury over the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African American boy who was carrying a toy gun, Packnett said the criminal justice system was presenting “no deterrent” to the excessive use of deadly force by police. “Tamir didn’t even live to be 15,” she said.

Protests accusing law enforcement officers of being too quick to use lethal force against unarmed African Americans have spread across the country in the 16 months since dramatic unrest gripped Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:16 am

Making a Murderer depicts miscarriages of justice that are not at all rare



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All the cloak-and-dagger undermining that happens to the Netflix series defendant is par for the course in the US criminal justice system

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If you take one thing away from binge-watching Netflix’s Making a Murderer besides sympathy for its protagonists, make it this: the events of the film, in which two men may have been framed for murder, aren’t an isolated case – the criminal “justice” system actively works against innocent people and prevents justice all the time. And in many ways, that is by design.
Making a Murderer: directors say juror told them Steven Avery was framed
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The 10-hour, 10-episode film follows the story of Steve Avery, a Wisconsin native who spent 18 years in jail after being wrongly convicted of rape in 1985. After the real culprit was found and he was exonerated, he found himself re-arrested and tried for murder in a separate case a short time later, under extremely suspicious circumstances that strongly suggest he was framed by the local sheriff’s office while prosecutors looked the other way.

One of the most gut-wrenching scenes is when one of the characters, Brendan Dassey – Avery’s cousin, who is a shy and sad teenager with mental difficulties – is coerced into confessing to the murder that is the subject of the majority of the documentary. His

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

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EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn judge says former FBI agent aided in mob hits

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 4:00 AM

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Federal Judge Edward Korman slammed ex-FBI agent Lindley DeVecchio in a 2012 case for mobster Gregory Scarpa Jr.

In a stunning burst of candor, a Brooklyn federal judge said he has long believed that a former FBI agent who beat a murder rap was a rogue G-man, the Daily News has learned.

Judge Edward Korman’s damning words were buried in a transcript of a 2012 court case for mob informant Gregory Scarpa Jr.

Scarpa was seeking a reduction of his racketeering sentence as a reward for helping the feds find explosives hidden in the home of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols.

Korman suggested that the government opposed the motion because the FBI might still have a grudge against Scarpa for his willingness to testify against former agent Lindley DeVeccchio



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We brought FBI agent William Turner to speak
at the Univsity of Maine in Farmington Maine
2002

William Turner, Bay Area FBI agent who criticized J. Edgar Hoover, dies at 88


The Marin Independent Journal
Posted: 01/06/2016 11:25:06 AM PST

01/06/2016 11:25:59 AM PST
William Weyand Turner of San Rafael, a former FBI agent who wrote books critical of J. Edgar Hoover, died Dec. 26 after a long struggle with Parkinson s
William Weyand Turner of San Rafael, a former FBI agent who wrote books critical of J. Edgar Hoover, died Dec. 26 after a long struggle with Parkinson s disease. Marin IJ archive photo

William Weyand Turner of San Rafael, a former FBI agent who wrote books critical of J. Edgar Hoover and became a senior editor of the "New Left" literary and political magazine Ramparts, died Dec. 26 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 88.

Mr. Turner worked as an FBI special agent for 10 years until Hoover fired him in 1961 for testifying before Congress, calling for an investigation into the bureau's extensive wiretapping.

As an agent, he testified, he made hundreds of wiretaps on telephones and frequently broke into homes and businesses to plant hidden microphones in what were called "black bag" operations.

In his 1970 book "Hoover's FBI," Mr. Turner alleged that the FBI under Hoover had a misplaced focus on the so-called communist menace and was reluctant to prosecute organized crime.

"For nearly four decades, he (Hoover) stuck his head in the sand while the crime syndicates waxed fat," he wrote.

After leaving the FBI, Mr. Turner worked as a freelance journalist, writing investigative pieces on the JFK assassination. That led to him becoming a part of the controversial assassination investigation led by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison.
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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:01 pm

FBI Director Hoover assassinates Martin Luther King
1 year after Dr Kings speech about the Military Industrial complex
controlling the USA.

In 2016 african american FBI agent gives keynote speech celebrating birthday
of Martin Luther King

Beam me up scotty.....


couple of stories about....


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Martin Luther King Jr. celebration set for Monday

Published: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2:46 p.m.

St. Luke Catholic Church and the Lafourche Parish NAACP will host a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration starting at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 18 in Thibodaux.

Participants will march from Martin Luther King Park to the St. Luke Community Center, 300 East 11th St., where a program will be held about 11 a.m. Newly-elected Attorney General Jeff Landry will be a special guest, and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Deron Ogletree will present the keynote speech.

John Toups of J.W. Toups Inc. will deliver a presentation entitled Moving Forward with Knowledge. The master of ceremonies will be Al Carter.

For more information, contact Burnell Tolbert at 713-4250 or Al Carter at 870-5548.



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Book

Eyes to My Soul

The Rise or Decline of A Black FBI Agent

author
Dr Tyronne Powers
former FBI agent

Synopsis

Unjustified FBI harassment of Black mayors Coleman Young (Detroit), Harold Washington (Chicago) and Marion Barry (Washington, DC); white agents urinating on photographs of President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore; a white agents' fundraiser for white policemen accused of murdering a Black Detroit motorist; agents pasting the picture of an ape over the photo of an African American agent's child; sheet-clad classmates pretending to be Ku Klux Klansmen at the FBI Academy; the mysterious explosion of a "troublesome" Black agent's FBI-issued vehicle -- all of this, too, is the FBI, and former Special Agent Tyrone Powers tells it as only a conscious Black insider could


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Martin Luther King assassinated by US Govt: King Family ...



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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:51 pm

how many more stories do you need?


3. stories


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Ex-cop avoids jail despite molesting girl


Posted May 23, 2005 at 12:01 AM
Updated Jan 13, 2011 at 9:26 PM

TAUNTON -- Child advocates are criticizing a plea deal that allows a former Taunton police officer to stay out of jail and keep his pension, despite admitting that he repeatedly molested his adoptive daughter.

Under David Smith's plea agreement, negotiated with prosecutors this month, he was sentenced to pretrial probation for four years, meaning the charge will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble during that period.

That also means he walks away with no criminal conviction and won't have to register as a sex offender, The Enterprise of Brockton reported yesterday. Smith, 58, admitted assaulting the child nearly every night for a year beginning when she was 7 years old.

"It's an extremely lenient sentence that doesn't serve to protect the community and its children and it sends the wrong message that people can do this and get away with a slap on the wrist," Janice Pothier-Pac, director of emergency services for rape crisis center New Hope, told the Enterprise.

Smith, a 27-year veteran of the police force, resigned last July after his arrest. He was charged after he told a counselor about the abuse, which started in 2000 after his then-wife moved out.

Smith admitted to sexually abusing the child for more than a year, prosecutors said. The abuse involved touching his genitals, sometimes with her feet, prosecutors said.

Bristol County District Attorney Paul Walsh Jr. defended the plea agreement. He said allowing Smith to keep his pension will mean more child support payments for the girl, now 11. A conviction would have stripped him of his $38,000 annual pension.

Forcing the girl to testify would have been traumatic, he added.

"Everything has to do with the health, the safety, the security and the welfare of that little girl," Walsh said. "The trauma to her would have been unconscionable."

The girl is now in custody of the Department of Social Services.

"She has now a therapist, she has people at DSS, all of whom believe this was in the best interest of the child to do it this way," Walsh told the Enterprise. "They all agreed this was the way to go."

But letting Smith walk free sends a bad message, said Jetta Bernier, chairman of the




2.


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Ex-officer going to prison for sex crimes admits killing AJ boy


Sunday, August 7th, 2005

As Kraig Robert Clark was preparing to be sent to prison on sex charges, the former Tempe police officer dropped a bombshell: He admitted the murder and dismemberment of a 13-year-old Apache Junction boy, according to Surprise police reports released Friday.

Clark, who turns 39 on Monday, apparently wanted to get the slaying off his chest after he was found guilty May 31 of multiple sex crimes involving other boys.

During a voluntary interview with authorities, Clark confessed to strangling Jamie Jarosik on Feb. 19, 2004, after engaging in sexual acts with the boy at Clark's apartment in



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Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved ...
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Mar 30, 2015 - A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, Richmond police were ... His is one of at least 200,000 unsolved murder cases in the U.S. since ...

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:36 pm

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Police chiefs accuse Ohio sheriff of posing as DEA rep to steal drugs from their departments




10 Jan 2016 at 22:55 ET


A group of Ohio police chiefs claim that a local sheriff stole drugs from their departments, falsely claiming that he was collecting the illegal substances for disposal by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The police chiefs also claim that state officials stalled an investigation into the matter for political reasons.

According to the Free Thought Project, Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer met with Police Chief Mark Kaufman at Bellevue Police Department in April of 2015. Overmyer said he was collecting drugs for disposal by the DEA.
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Kaufman was new to his job at the time. He told the Sandusky Register that unbeknownst to him, Overmyer had visited the department on two other occasions to collect DEA drug boxes.

“Well, I didn’t realize he had been there the other two times,” Kaufman said. “And my detective didn’t think anything of it. It was the sheriff picking up these things. He told us – he told me personally – he had an agreement with DEA and just kept it in whatever facility he had, and he said they come and pick it up a couple times a year.”

Then Kaufman compared notes with other police chiefs in the region and found that they’d had similar experiences. So, he contacted the DEA.

“When I talked to DEA the next day, I learned that the sheriff in fact did not have an agreement with them, and secondly that they told me they had discontinued the pick-ups a couple years ago, and that they were starting again,” he said.

The group of police chiefs then contacted the Ohio Bureau Criminal Investigation (BCI) and state Attorney General Mike DeWine. They say they were assured by the BCI that an investigation into Overmyer was ongoing.

However, DeWine alleges that no such contact occurred and that he knew nothing about accusations against Overmyer at the time the chiefs suggest.

The group of police chiefs have repeatedly prodded BCI to pursue a case against Overmyer to no avail. The investigation allegedly relaunches, then the group hears nothing, said Gibsonburg Police Chief Paul Whitaker.

“BCI has been given ample time and opportunity, more chances to conduct an investigation than we ever get in cases,” Whitaker said. “And then we start to get word that possibly the police chiefs are assisting some way in covering up for Sheriff Overmyer, which is bananas.”

Last Friday, the group — Fremont Police Chief James White, Bellevue Police Chief Mark Kaufman, Gibsonburg Police Chief Paul Whitaker, Green Springs Police Chief Charles Horne, Clyde Police Chief Bruce Gower, and Woodville Police Chief Roy Whitehead — released a statement detailing their accusations against Overmyer.

The case is currently ongoing.

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Police chief convicted of illegally selling ammunition
Published On: Jan 13 2016 10:39:01 AM EST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala -

Federal prosecutors say a former Alabama police chief has been convicted of selling ammunition to a man who was living in the country illegally.

Authorities said in a statement Monday that former Franklin police chief Michael Clements ran a side business selling electronics and more from his home while he worked as police chief.

Prosecutors say the FBI and Auburn Police began investigating Clements after receiving information that he was selling stolen property and firearms.

Prosecutors say a confidential informant bought a stolen laptop from Clements and got video of Clements selling a firearm and ammunition to a Mexican national.

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:49 pm

Google employee Sarmad Gilani says an SFPD officer and an FBI agent questioned him as part of a vague anti-terestigation.


January 14, 2016 9:39 am



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The San Francisco Police Department may be blocking an investigation into allegations that an officer violated city law while working with a federal anti-terror agent, according to a letter sent to Chief Greg Suhr this week.

The letter, written by a group of legal aid law firms, says they have evidence that the police department has broken city law which bars police from contacting residents who are deemed suspicious by federal authorities.

As part of the 2012 Safe San Francisco Civil Rights Ordinance — inspired by documents that showed the FBI had been illegally spying on Muslims in the Bay Area with the aid of police — the department is required to report annually on its activity with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and is not allowed in most cases to participate in federal investigations into constitutionally protected acts.

“Overall we are extremely concerned that the ordinance has been violated and continues to be violated despite the report’s assurances to the contrary,” said the letter from the Asian Law Caucus, Council on American-Islamic relations and the Arab Resource and Organizing Center.

The letter indicated that Executive Director of the Office of Citizen Complaints Joyce Hicks said last week that the OCC was seeking advice on its “ability to interview the officer.”

“This strongly suggests that someone — SFPD or the FBI — denied access to the officer, thereby clearly playing SFPD in position of policy violation,” said the letter.

OCC had no comment on the issue as it pertains to an open investigation.

The department said in its annual report it could not comment on the OCC investigation since it was ongoing. But it did divulge some details about its activity with the JTTF: one officer works with the JTTF and there were 35 cases handled over the past year, but no city laws or police department

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

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January 16, 2016
Fattah seeks hearing on FBI agent's disclosure to reporter as route to dismiss indictment
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Friday filed a motion seeking a hearing to find out if an FBI agent leaked grand jury information. (AP file photo)
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Friday filed a motion seeking a hearing to find out if an FBI agent leaked grand jury
Before coming to Philadelphia, he was in Nashville, where he wrote about politics, courts and urban change for regional and national newspapers. He spent his last year there working for Nashville Public Radio focusing on city council and criminal justice.

His stories have been heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now and Marketplace.

Bobby grew up in Plymouth, a small blue-collar town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He graduated from American University in Washington with a degree in philosophy. He's lived in Brooklyn, Portland and Sweden.

He enjoys bike commuting and black coffee.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is hoping that a revelation that emerged during his son's federal trial can be used to unravel the 29-count indictment he's facing for allegedly running campaign finance schemes to advance his political career.

In October, before a jury convicted Fattah's son, Chip Fattah, on bank and tax fraud charges, FBI special agent Richard Haag took the stand. Haag was the lead investigator on both Fattah cases.

Under oath, Haag testified that he tipped off a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter in 2012 about a federal raid of the younger Fattah's residence, something Chip Fattah had long believed. That led him to file a civil lawsuit arguing that the publicity generated by the tip-off tarnished his career, which consisted of, as he put it, being a "entrepreneur, socialite and lifestyle mogul."

In a Friday filing in the elder Fattah's case, the congressman asked for a hearing on the subject of Haag before his trial on the federal charges begins in May. Was other information about the FBI's dual investigations leaked? Answering that question, Fattah contended, could demonstrate that both probes were carried out improperly.

"If a government agent reveals grand jury information, then Defendant Fattah has the right to seek remedies ranging from contempt charges against the agent to a dismissal of the indictment," Fattah's attorney Riley Ross wrote.

Although Haag said under oath that he did not leak any grand jury material, Fattah argued that prior federal cases have established that Haag's admission was indeed a grand jury matter and therefore can lead to "possible injustice in this matter."

Fattah, whom federal prosecutors say accepted bribes from a lobbyist and misappropriated hundreds of thousands of federal dollars, called the dynamic Haag established with the Inquirer reporter, Martha Woodall, a "quid-pro-quo relationship."

"A reasonable person would conclude that the information about each subject matter that Agent Haag related to Woodall was also placed before the grand jury," attorney Ross said in the filing.

It's now up to the government, Fattah said, to explain why Haag has not been held in contempt of court.

Fattah is additionally after "all discussions between prosecutors and grand jurors concerning the grand jury investigation" to figure out if more than just the raid tip was leaked by Haag or other federal investigators.

And if more was leaked, Fattah said, "a ground will exist to dismiss the indictment."

Also filed on Friday, those charged along with Fattah in the corruption case are asking to be tried separate, or for charges to be dismissed

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:53 pm

couple of Sweedish Collars





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Swedish police admit race cover-up on crime
Communities across Sweden are struggling to cope with an influx of migrants that is higher per capita than in Germany


A tightening of border controls closer to the promised lands of Germany and Sweden has left thousands trapped and destitute
Communities across Sweden are struggling to cope with an influx of migrants that is higher per capita than in Germany
Published at 12:01AM, January 16 2016

Fears that the popularity of a Swedish far-right anti-immigrant party would soar persuaded police to suppress details of migrant involvement in crime, officials have admitted.

As anger grows over the country’s open-door refugee policy, the Sweden Democrats party is believed to be benefiting from claims of cover-ups of migrant crimes, most recently over sexual assaults by a group of young Afghan men on teenage girls at a Stockholm festival — for the second time.




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State Man Seeks Asylum In Sweden
An Activist Claims His Efforts To Start A Civilian Review Board For Police Ignited A Campaign Of Harassment, But Swedish Authorities Have Denied His Request.
October 18, 1998|

It sounds like one of those ``News of the Weird'' column items: A Connecticut man is hiding in Sweden, where he seeks asylum, because he thinks U.S. police are out to get him.

The things is, it's true.

The asylum part anyway.

Richard ``Ritt'' Goldstein, 47, became the first American in years to apply for asylum when he moved to Sweden last year. He said his activism in pushing for a statewide civilian review board for police resulted in daily harassment from police in Connecticut and other states.

Goldstein's asylum request was rejected by the Swedes last month, and since then he has been living a refugee's life, supported by private citizens and European human rights groups.

``I live underground,'' he said, during a phone interview Friday. ``The thing is, very fortunately, there are those who looked at the work I had done and looked at the overwhelming evidence that I brought with me. Initially, there was a little skepticism, but here, unlike other places, they were not burdened by believing it can't happen. . . . Law enforcement wasn't a sacred cow to them.''

Whether Goldstein is characterized as a kook making false claims or a legitimate poster boy for the crusade against police brutality depends on who is doing the talking.

Just last week, Amnesty International launched a new campaign calling attention to human rights abuses within the United States, citing ``widespread and persistent'' police brutality as one of the top problems.

Former Norwalk Mayor William Collins said Goldstein had a strong commitment to his work, which included arranging a hearing at the state capitol last year on forming a statewide police review board.

Goldstein also headed a group called the Standing Committee on Law Enforcement Development. ``I found him very dedicated to his cause, which I supported very strongly,'' Collins said.

Connecticut police don't share that view.

Goldstein has made harassment complaints to several police departments, including Danbury, Norwalk, Wethersfield and Cromwell. His complaints date back to the 1980s, when his activism began.

The complaints seem to have a pattern: Goldstein told police his car or home or self was sprayed by chemicals or pepper spray, usually by someone in plain clothes

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

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What happens when you survive a police shooting in Baltimore?

There’s no dispute that police shot Keith Davis but as he nurses his wounds 200 days later from jail – and awaits trial – he’s fighting against criminal charges
Keith Davis
Keith Davis was the first person to be shot by police after Freddie Gray died in police custody in April. But whether or not Davis committed crimes that day remains in dispute.
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On 7 June 2015, Baltimore was still reeling from the unrest that had put thousands of citizens at odds with battalions of police dressed in riot gear in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray. May had been the city’s most violent month since the 1970s. More than 40 people had been murdered in the city and more than 100 others non-fatally shot in the month since the hopeful day when state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby told the city that she felt its pain as she announced she would press charges against the officers tied to Gray’s death in the back of a police van.

Residents and police alike were expressing confusion and fear, as some claimed officers were in the middle of a “slowdown” in retaliation against city leadership. So when reports of a shoot-out between a suspect and officers came out, no one was surprised – or particularly outraged. The local newspaper ran a story based on the police reports, which said that the man, Keith Davis Jr, had robbed an unlicensed cab driver with a pistol and fled from the police to a garage, where he refused to give up his weapon and was shot at numerous times before being hit in the arm and the face and surrendering.

But unlike many victims of police shootings, Davis lived to provide his own account of what happened that morning – he says he didn’t have a gun and was misidentified as the suspect. He is now fighting criminal charges against him and has been in jail awaiting trial for more than 200 days, while nursing his gunshot wounds behind bars.
The Counted: people killed by police in the United States in 2015 – interactive
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As the Guardian’s The Counted has reported, more than 1,130 people were killed by police in 2015. But there are others who, like Davis, are shot or otherwise injured!

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:10 am

The organizational model of a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena
powers would have the power to hire and fire law enforcement personnel.


Should FBI agent Rogero be fired?

Does your community have a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena
powers.?

Why not?

Watch how quickly Judge Salant gats a promotion.


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FBI Agent Spared Jail After Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy Because of Stellar Career



An FBI agent captured on video shoving a Maryland teenager was spared a jail sentence Wednesday because of what a judge called a stellar career.

The Washington Post reports that Gerald Rogero, a unit chief in the FBI’s counterterrorism division, likely will continue his duties with the bureau.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Steven Salant placed Salant on two years’ probation and ordered him to undergo anger-management classes.

“Would it be in the best interest of the defendant — as a result of this isolated and unfortunate mistake of judgment — to deprive him of his employment, of his livelihood?” Salant asked from the bench, speaking to a courtroom packed with FBI agents supporting their colleague as well as friends and family supporting the teenager. “To impact upon his children? To impact upon the service that he can bring to the community? I think not.”

Rogero, 46, shoved a 15-year-old boy, sending him to the pavement.

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:43 pm

couple of stories


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A still frame from surveillance video at Denver’s downtown detention center, shows Michael Marshall being placed into a restraint chair by sheriff’s deputies during a psychotic episode in November.
A still frame from surveillance video at Denver’s downtown detention center, shows Michael Marshall being placed into a restraint chair by sheriff’s deputies during a psychotic episode in November. Photograph: AP

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016 ... int-tactic" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Denver

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The death of a 112lb inmate who choked on his own vomit after Denver sheriff’s deputies restrained him during a psychotic episode is drawing new attention to the way he was subdued: facedown on his stomach with five deputies holding him to the floor.



2.


Features | Torture in Maine's prison - The Portland Phoenix
http://www.portlandphoenix.com/features ... 081722.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Nov 11, 2005 - By Lance Tapley ... Lace Tapley writes that the "prison tapes each extraction in order to prove, some people would say ... He wants to "de-escalate use of the restraint chair," he says, and he is developing a plan to do it.
Articles by Lance Tapley | Prison Legal News
https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/au ... ce-tapley/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Loaded on July 9, 2014 by Lance Tapley published in Prison Legal News July, 2014, .... Extractions normally end with prisoners strapped into a restraint chair.
Torture in Maine's prison - Patrick Crusade
http://www.patrickcrusade.org/Inside_the_Supermax.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
... promises reform. BY LANCE TAPLEY .... Once again, the prisoner is extracted and put in a restraint chair — possibly, many times more. This treatment drives ...
Bill Challenges Solitary Confinement in State's Prisons - Mother Jones
http://www.motherjones.com/.../maine-re ... ary-confin.." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
Jan 12, 2010 - In 2005, Lance Tapley, a freelance journalist for the Portland ... forcing him into restraint chair (an excerpt appears at the end of this post).

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:48 am

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016 ... ck-drivers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Florida
Black drivers in Florida receive double the number of seatbelt tickets – study

ACLU says racial disparity in enforcing mandatory seatbelt law is very alarming after 2015 saw several high-profile traffic stops escalate into fatal encounters
The rate at which black drivers were ticketed over Florida’s mandatory seatbelt law was as high as four times as often as white drivers in some counties.
The rate at which black drivers were ticketed over Florida’s mandatory seatbelt law was as high as four times as often as white drivers in some counties. Photograph: Alamy



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Black drivers in Florida are stopped and ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt significantly more often than their white counterparts, raising “serious concern” that law enforcement may be racially profiling motorists, according to a study released by the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday.

Using data collected under Florida’s seatbelt law, the authors found that in 2014 black motorists were ticketed nearly twice as often statewide and up to four times as often in certain counties.

“This report brings forth new evidence suggesting that racial profiling in traffic enforcement is real,” said Nusrat Choudhury, an attorney with the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program and

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

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http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1 ... since-2004" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


BGA PUBLIC EYE: City pays a price for police misconduct — $642 million since 2004

WRITTEN BY BETTER GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION POSTED: 01/30/2016, 06:45PM

Police dash-cam video image of Laquan McDonald being shot.
By Andrew Schroedter

The city of Chicago has spent nearly $642 million dealing with police-misconduct legal claims over a 12-year period, according to data obtained from City Hall.

That includes $106 million in just the past two years.


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In 2015, the city spent more than $40 million — including $5 million paid to the family of Laquan McDonald, who was killed by Officer Jason Van Dyke in a shooting caught on police dash-cam video — to cover misconduct-related settlements, judgments, legal fees and other costs.

That included roughly $28 million spent on damages, $10 million on outside legal expenses and $3 million on other costs, according to the data from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s law department.

Last year’s bill for police misconduct was the city’s lowest since 2007’s total of nearly $41 million.

It also marked a drop from the previous two years. In 2014, spending on police-misconduct cases amounted to $65 million. In 2013, the figure was $96 million — the highest tally in 12 years.

But last year’s tab is likely to keep rising because of outstanding legal bills from 2015.

The city currently is facing more than 450 police-misconduct lawsuits.

There were 273 misconduct lawsuits filed in 2015, down from 289 the previous year, says Bill McCaffrey, a law department spokesman.

Told of the findings, Lou Reiter, a retired Los Angeles Police Department deputy chief who has testified as an expert witness in Chicago in police-misconduct

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:06 pm

couple of stories



1.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016 ... ept-secret" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Leaked police files contain guarantees disciplinary records will be kept secret
Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts revealed by hackers shows more than a third allow or require destruction of civilian complaint records


Files released following the hacking of the country’s biggest police union show guarantees of secrecy over disciplinary records, a Guardian analysis finds.
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Contracts between police and city authorities, leaked after hackers breached the website of the country’s biggest law enforcement union, contain guarantees that disciplinary records and complaints made against officers are kept secret or even destroyed.

A Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts obtained from the servers of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) found that more than a third featured clauses allowing – and often mandating – the destruction of records of civilian complaints, departmental investigations, or disciplinary actions after a negotiated period of time.

The review also found that 30% of the 67 leaked police contracts, which were struck between cities and police unions, included provisions barring public access to records of past civilian complaints, departmental investigations, and disciplinary actions.

Samuel Walker, a professor in criminology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, said there was “no justification” for the cleansing of officers’ records, which could contain details of their use of force against civilians.

“The public has a right to know,” said Walker. “If there was a controversial beating, we ought to know what action was actually taken. Was it a reprimand? A suspension?”

Walker said that while an officer’s whole personnel file should not be readily available to the public outside of




2.
Chicago police officer suing estate of teen he fatally shot
Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit provides the officer’s first public account of how he says the shooting happened late last year

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016 ... tally-shot" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



One day after Antonio LeGrier’s death his mother, Janet Cooksey, said at a press conference her son, an honor roll student, did not have a history of aggressive behavior.
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A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.


Families of two people killed by Chicago police seek answers: 'When does it end?'
Read more
The unusual lawsuit was filed on Friday amid Chicago city leaders’ efforts to win back the public’s trust after several cases of alleged police misconduct.

3.


http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editoria ... story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



In moving forward on criminal sentencing reform, California should remember its history
San Quentin guard

An armed guard stands watch on a gun ramp at San Quentin State Prison on Dec. 29, 2015.

What were the staples of '70s cop movies and TV dramas? OK, sure — wide ties, floppy collars, sideburns and muscle cars. Maybe a disco soundtrack. But what else?

There was also the rant — the diatribe by the beleaguered police detective or the outraged deputy district attorney against naive or corrupt decision-makers in the justice system. In seemingly every episode, a hard-working, no-nonsense guardian of public safety would catch the rapists, the murderers and the pushers, only to have some liberal judge cut the crooks a break because he or she believed their sob stories.

Or maybe a parole board filled with crooked political appointees would set the bad guys free, so that they could return to their criminal ways. The cops and prosecutors could only complain: When are we going to take this system away from the do-gooders and politicos who know nothing about the streets?
In reforming criminal sentencing laws, California should be sure that it is climbing a ladder toward ever-more effective and enlightened sentencing. -

Meanwhile, in academia, sociologist Robert Martinson summarized a study of prison rehabilitation programs in a 1974 essay that politicians and newspaper headlines famously boiled down to a catchphrase: “Nothing works.”

And if nothing works, why have open-ended (“indeterminate”) sentences, such as five years to life? How could parole boards rationally decide to grant or deny parole if no prison program could actually change the behavior of inmates after their release?

That message made sense to another figure from of that era, California Gov. Jerry Brown. In 1977, he signed a bill eliminating open-ended sentences and ending the state's 60-year mission to make its prison system an instrument of rehabilitation. From that point forward, the purpose of prison would be strictly punishment.

The move was applauded by conservatives who wanted to eliminate the discretion exercised by judges and parole boards and replace it with set, certain prison terms. The move was applauded by some liberals, too, who didn't like losing rehabilitation but argued that judicial and parole board discretion was too often exercised in racial terms, with whites receiving favored treatment over African Americans and others. And besides, how fair was it to send someone to prison without allowing him to know how long he was going to be there?

On paper, the change looked promising. What could be more fair than set terms for specific crimes? You're convicted of crime X, and you're sentenced to Y number of years. No special deals, no favored treatment, no distinction based on race or social circumstances. Truth in sentencing. It's like they sang in one of those '70s cop shows: Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Do you want to know if your doctor is on probation?
Do you want to know if your doctor is on probation?

But it wasn't that simple. There was a new focus on sentence “enhancements”: More incarceration for using a gun, for example, or for being in a gang, or for having a previous record. Plea bargains didn't disappear, as many expected, but rather became all the more important, with prosecutors using the threat of enhancements as leverage to extract guilty pleas. Discretion didn't disappear; it was merely transferred from judges, juries and parole boards to prosecutors.

Abolishing open-ended sentencing, an older and wiser Brown now says, was the worst mistake he made in his first go-'round as governor.

Late last month, he proposed a ballot measure as a partial correction. It's by no means a full roll-back to pre-1977 sentencing laws, but it would return some discretion to the judges and parole boards who lost much of it in the 1970s and continued losing it as the Legislature and voters mandated increasingly more onerous prison terms.

The central issue is discretion: What ought to be its role, who gets to exercise it, and subject to what constraints?

Are we as a society now older and wiser, like Brown, with more data, more experience and more perspective about criminal justice? After all, there have been many studies refuting the “nothing works” findings of the 1970s and, besides, that was never the point Martinson was trying to make. There is now a solidifying body of evidence about which laws, programs and methods of supervision result in positive behavioral change inside and outside of prison, and a better understanding of how parole and rehabilitation credits can reduce criminal recidivism. It would be foolish to ignore 21st century knowledge in order to proceed with a 1970s sentencing scheme.

One 1970s tough-guy movie actor, who became a 1980s superstar and governor of California in 2003, signed a bill that again made rehabilitation a goal of the state's corrections system. But prisons have remained too crowded to adequately implement effective programs.
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And what about the liberals' former reasons for mistrusting open-ended sentences? The nation in recent years

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Postby msfreeh » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:25 pm

see link for full story



http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016 ... -stingrays" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


NYPD
NYPD tracked citizens’ cellphones 1,000 times since 2008 without warrants
According to records obtained by New York Civil Liberties Union, NYPD tracks cellphones using ‘stingrays’, which have no guiding policy within department


Stingrays work by mimicking cell towers and tracking a cellphone’s location at a specific time.
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New York City police have tracked citizens’ cellphones over 1,000 times since 2008 without using warrants, according to public records obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

The organization announced on Thursday that the NYPD has typically used “stingrays” after obtaining lower-level court orders, but not warrants, before using the devices. The department also does not have a policy guiding how police can use the controversial devices. This is the first time that the scope of stingray use by the nation’s largest police agency has been confirmed.

The devices, generically known as stingrays, work by mimicking cell towers and tracking a cellphone’s location at a specific time. Law enforcement agencies can use the technology to track people’s movements through their cellphone use. Stingrays can also detect the phone numbers that a person has been communicating with, according to the NYCLU. The devices allow law enforcement to bypass cellphone carriers, who have provided information to police in the past, and can track data about bystanders in close proximity to the intended target



Mariko Hirose, the NYCLU attorney who filed the records request, said the records reveal knowledge about NYPD’s stingray use that should have been divulged before police decided to start using them.

“When local police agencies acquire powerful surveillance technologies like stingrays the communities should get basic information about what kind of power those technologies give to local law enforcement,” Hirose said.

The records show that the devices were used in a range of crimes, including rape, murder and missing persons cases. They detail which NYPD squads used Stingrays, the target’s cellphone carrier, and whether the investigation resulted in an arrest. Information about the exact date that stingrays were used, the target’s phone number and any subsequent arrest locations were redacted. The NYPD did not release information about which types of stingrays the department uses or contracts related to the purchase of the devices. Hirose said the NYCLU has not decided if

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:27 am

couple of stories

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/nyreg ... EMARK&_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



Black Princeton Professor Says She Was Handcuffed to Table Over Parking Ticket



FEB. 9, 2016
Photo
Imani Perry, a Princeton University professor,

A black Princeton professor is protesting her arrest during a traffic stop last week, saying she was mistreated because of her race by two white police officers who searched her and


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http://aas.princeton.edu/publication/a- ... ani-perry/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A Letter in Support of Dr. Imani Perry
Department of African American Studies

Princeton community,
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Professor Imani Perry speaks at a Princeton University event. Photo by Sameer Khan, Fotobuddy LLC. Courtesy of the Department of African American Studies.

WE, the faculty and staff of Princeton’s Department of African American Studies, write to express unequivocal support for our beloved colleague Professor Imani Perry. We were outraged to hear of her treatment at the hands of the Princeton police: that a male officer subjected her to a pat-down in the presence of a female officer and that she was handcuffed to a table after her arrest for an unpaid parking ticket.

As scholars of African American Studies, we were outraged but not surprised. People might dwell on the details of the incident and even scrutinize Professor Perry’s life. But we believe that attending to such particulars distracts from the true problem. Sadly what happened to her happens all too often throughout this country.
Professor Imani Perry stands in her office. Photo by Sameer Khan, Fotobuddy LLC. Courtesy of the Department of African American Studies.

Professor Perry’s treatment by Princeton police affords us an opportunity in this small, affluent University town to think about the politics of policing and its effect on the quality of living in this community, as well as throughout the United States. Professor Perry has written powerfully about the “cultural practice of inequality” — how our choices in our daily lives, and the discretion they evidence, reinforce structures of inequality. How we see this at work in housing, in the workplace, in schools, and in whom the police stop, arrest, and how they are treated once in custody. We know, in part because of her scholarship, that members of marginalized groups– Black people, immigrants, transgendered people, and those who live in the intersections of inequality — are disproportionately and systematically disadvantaged compared to others within the criminal justice system and beyond.
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Professor Imani Perry speaks at a Princeton University event. Photo by Sameer Khan, Fotobuddy LLC. Courtesy of the Department of African American Studies.

We support Professor Perry and those who aren’t as well known who are subject to this kind of policing. She stated the stakes best:

“[My arrest] was humiliating and frightening, but I am not Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, or Tanisha Anderson. I was not murdered. I was not screamed at, roughed up, or held over the weekend, or for weeks, or years. I was not forced into a plea deal that will take me away from my children, or prevent me from working or maintaining my home. I am here. My life has not been ruined or destroyed. And I must admit I am somewhat ashamed that my story will get more attention than those of others who have experienced things far worse that merit our response. But I hope against hope that the attention my story has received, and the fact that many people will give me the benefit of the doubt because of my profession, my small build, my attachment to elite universities, and because prominent people will vouch for my integrity and responsibility, can be converted into something more important. I hope that this circle of attention will be part of a deeper reckoning with how and why police officers behave the way they do, especially towards those of us whose flesh is dark.”

Sincerely,

The Faculty of the Department of African American Studies

Anne Anlin Cheng
Wendy Laura Belcher
Ruha Benjamin
Wallace Best
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Joshua Guild
Tera Hunter
Naomi Murakawa
Kinohi Nishikawa
Chika Okeke-Agulu
Stacey Sinclair
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Staff of the Department of African American Studies

Allison Bland
Elio Lleo
April Peters
Dionne Worthy

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:16 pm

http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board2/ ... 37#p587684" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Activist predicts own Death, Accuses Cops Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:23 pm
http://fresnopeoplesmedia.com/2016/01/2829/?reddit" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (videos embedded in original, I'll embed


But this is only a small part of the story. John seemingly predicted his own murder and says Fresno law enforcement is responsible.

Days before his death, he was adamant that Fresno law enforcement would conclude their 7-year-long campaign against him by ending his life.

On Jan. 13, 2016, he shared a brief conversation between him and another person reiterating the reason why Fresno cops were stalking him.

Mac McCauley · Granite Bay, California What occured in your life to bring you to the attention of the cops, both city and county, that you believe you are being stalked?

Mac McCauley I simply voice my opinion regarding local government and politics on local blogs. I also discovered local law enforcement had been running a license plate scanning scam where Fresno Cops would scan license plates at Retail Store parking lots (Save Mart, Von’s, HomeDepot, etc.) in lower income neighborhoods. After collecting hits of violations they then would pull the unsuspecting drivers over a few blocks away from the store location in a marked police vehicle claiming they simply came across their vehicle through routine driving patrols. This unethical and possibly illegal activity was simply motivated by “profit” and unfairly targeted Fresno’s poorer residents. I also discovered the Fresno Bee was sharing chat log data with Fresno Law Enforcement of Fresno citizens who were critical of local Fresno Government and Fresno Law Enforcement. Fresno Law Enforcement subsequently used the ip addresses in the chat logs provided by the Bee to track down, stalk, and harass those chat bloggers who were critical of local politics and local law enforcement. Since publicly exposing these local law enforcement activities it’s been a constant onslaught of stalking, harassment, and intimidation directed toward myself from Fresno Law Enforcement. They even tried to set me up and plant false evidence in my home. I filed a request for an Internal Affairs Investigation and that seemed to enrage them even more. They are simply trying to destroy me by any means possible. I am in constant fear for my life. As Kevin Arial, a Face Book pseudonym and alias of a known local cop so eloquently posted to my Face Book page recently: “First rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club, You should know this Mr. Lang! ; D”. End quote..

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REASONS TO CREATE A VOLUNTEER CIVILIAN REVIEW
POLICE BOARD WITH SUBPOENA POWERS



1.

The VCRPB must have subpoena powers

2.

The VCRPB must be all volunteer with 10-15
members that turn over to new members every
three years.

3.

The VCRPB must have the power to hire and
fire law enforcement.

4. The VCRPB must set and enforce standards of
performance for law enforcemet as well as the
entire criminal justice system

5.

The VCRPB must have the ability to expand
it's oversight to the courts and jails.
Setting and enforcing standards for those
taxpayer owned institutions as well.
Realizing the success or failure of a community's
need for safety is determined by the successful
creation and enforcement of standards
for the police,courts and prisons.

6.

The VCRPB must recognize the criminal
justice institutional models it creates
contributes to the psychological
evolution of the community members
to the extent the community allows
itself to be participants not recipients
in the creation of the criminal justice system
model.


http://www.sltrib.com/home/3535116-155/ ... es-to-salt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Activists call for changes to Salt Lake City’s police civilian review board
By MICHAEL MCFALL | The Salt Lake Tribune connect
First Published Feb 13 2016 05:27PM •

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Re: Reasons to create a volunteer civilian review police board with subpoena powers

Postby msfreeh » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:11 am

Link du jour

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity ... bi-hearing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


http://www.camdenarknews.com/news/2016/ ... tary-club/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


J Edgar Hoover Alert
FBI CIP
(coverup in progress)

2 stories

1.

http://www.fbicover-up.com/hillary-clinton.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Hillary Clinton "was in complete shock and

disbelief at the thought of Foster committing suicide"
Ken Starr appeared to be enemy of HIllary Clinton

According to an FBI interview of James Rutherford, Hillary Clinton
"was in complete shock and disbelief at the thought of Foster
committing suicide."


"Of a thousand people who might commit suicide, I would never pick
Vince." Hillary Clinton, quoted in The New Yorker, The Suicide, by
Sidney Blumenthal, August 9, 1993.

"Also under suspicion for espionage was the president's wife, Hillary
Rodham Clinton, who may have been providing Foster with the sensitive
binders from the super-secret National Security Agency that Foster's
executive assistant testified he had." -James Norman, former Senior
Editor at Forbes


Webster Hubbell a close friend of Hillary and Foster said, "Don't
believe a word you hear. It was not suicide. It couldn't have been."
Esquire, November 1993


"...Hillary Rodham Clinton, provided sworn testimony ...to the special
prosecutor about the death of a White House lawyer..." New York Times,
June 14, 1994


The report of the FBI interview of Tom Castleton contradicted
Hillary's testimony of when she last saw Vincent Foster.


Hillary's initial doubts were abandoned as she agreed with Kenneth
Starr, "...Starr had finally conceded that Vince Foster really had
committed suicide." Living History by Hillary Clinton

Chris Ruddy cast suspicion by falsely accusing the Clintons of keeping
the FBI out of the Foster death investigation.


"ntelligence guys in the CIA...found names there that they
identified as being Foster and Hillary. They put them under
surveillance actually before they went to the White House. They had
been surveilling these [Swiss] accounts for a while, and when Foster
on July 1, 1993, bought a ticket to Geneva" -James Norman, former
senior editor of Forbes Magazine, Dec. 7, 1995


An FBI document and a handwritten note from the Office of Independent
Counsel refer to Foster and the Swiss bank account as mentioned above
by James Norman.


Foster cancelled a flight to Switzerland, with seats for two other
people, just before his death according to an Office of Independent
Counsel document.


An Office of Independent Counsel note lists the name of Robert Maxwell
along with the initials WLH, VF, HRC, (Webster Lee Hubbell, Vince
Foster, Hillary Clinton) and the word "Systematics."


Deborah L. Gorham testified to the Senate Special Committee that Vince
Foster had National Security Agency documents.


NewsMax, the conservative news media organization founded by Chris
Ruddy, donated $1 million to the Clinton Foundation. Ruddy rose to
fame writng about "Clinton scandals" and casting suspicion on Foster's
"suicide."


The morning after Vince Foster died President Clinton spoke to the
White House staff, "In the first place no one can know why this
happened. Even if you had a whole set of objective reasons, that
wouldn't be why it happened bcause you could get a different, bigger
more burdensome set of reasons that are on someone else in this room.
So what happened was a mystery about something inside of him...and I
hope when we remember him and this we'll be a little more anxious to
talk to each other and a little less anxious to talk outside our
family."


Christopher Ruddy wrote, "Still other concerns might have influenced
the Foster family. For one thing, published reports claim or intimate
that Vince Foster and Hillary Clinton had a romantic affair." The
Strange Death of Vincent Foster, 1997

Others are asking, "Is Hillary Clinton a lesbian?"

2.

http://freebeacon.com/issues/prosecutor ... ail-probe/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Prosecutor in Pollard Spy Case Predicts Espionage Act Charges in
Clinton Email Probe
DiGenova expects FBI to recommend 'series of criminal charges'



Other News

1.

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/rape-kit ... eriff-says" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sheriff Says Most Rape Claims False, Rape Kits Unnecessary
Opposing Views-
... were harmful and stressed the need for education on sexual
assault, pointing out that only 33 percent of rape victims report
their attacks according to the FBI.
2

Did Apple just imply the NSA can hack iPhones?
BGR-1 hour ago
In a new court brief filed this week, Apple once again makes its case
that the FBI's request to force it to unlock the San Bernardino
shooter's iPhone 5c isn't ...
Story image for fbi from 9 to 5 Mac
Steve Wozniak says complexity of Apple Watch lineup 'worries' him ...
9 to 5 Mac-1 hour ago
Wozniak, who also gave a video interview for Reddit's new Formative
series, discussed things such as Tim Cook, Apple's battle with the
FBI, Apple Watch, and ...
3.



Investigation into LaVoy Finicum's killing raises questions of FBI ...
The Guardian-

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016 ... g-cover-up" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Jeanette Finicum, widow of rancher LaVoy Finicum who was killed by FBI
agents on 26 January, says she rejects that the shooting was
justified. “There's been a ...

Wednesday 16 March 2016 19.34 EDT
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An official investigation into the fatal shooting of Oregon militia
leader LaVoy Finicum has raised questions about whether federal agents
lied about their actions and removed bullet casings from the scene,
adding to accusations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
engaged in a cover-up.

Evidence that FBI agents failed to disclose that they had fired shots
at Finicum and queries about whether critical evidence was removed
comes from the local Deschutes county sheriff’s office investigation,
lending credence to claims previous dismissed as conspiracy theories.
'We want Cliven free!': protesters make noise at scene of Bundy court
hearing


Finicum, a 54-year-old Arizona rancher and one of the leaders of the
rightwing militia that occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge, was shot
and killed by state troopers on a remote highway on 26 January. The
confrontation also resulted in the arrests of key protesters and
marked the beginning of the end of the 41-day standoff.

Further bolstering theories of evidence removal, law enforcement
sources told the Oregonian this week that they had seen an FBI video
that showed an agent appear to bend over twice and pick up something
near where the two shots likely occurred.

The sheriff’s office, responsible for investigating the shooting,
recently determined the shooting was justified and released close-up
footage of the final moments before Finicum exited his vehicle and was
killed.

From the start of the investigation, Finicum’s supporters across the
west have hailed him as a martyr for the conservative land-use rights
movement, arguing that the FBI planned and executed

4.

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March 16 2016


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Pentagon will pay $130,000 for homemade weapons: 'Improv' project
plans to reveal how terrorists could turn household items into threats

US nationals can submit their idea to Darpa on March 30
Darpa is hoping to test prototypes and create countermeasures
Follows a rise in the use of off-the-shelf equipment to create
weapons



Published: 15:13 EST, 16 March 2016 | Updated: 16:47 EST, 16 March
2016



If you think you can turn a toaster into a weapon, then the US
military wants to hear from you.

Darpa has announced



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John Kiriakou Says the FBI Tried to Entrap Him and Charge Him With
Espionage
Posted on Mar 16, 2016

John Kiriakou was one of the good guys when he worked as an
intelligence operative for the CIA from 1990 to 2004. But after he
blew the whistle on torture in 2007, the FBI started investigating him
and, he says, even attempted to entrap him in a scheme involving a
fake diplomat.

Kiriakou says he avoided the FBI’s trap, but he later got in trouble
for revealing the name of a former non-covert CIA agent to a New York
Times reporter. The disclosure led to his prosecution in 2012 for
violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act—a 1982 amendment
to the National Security Act of 1947—and Kiriakou served more than two
years in prison as a result. He was released in 2015 and now is
working to reform security abuses in America.

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Link du jour
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PBSOTalk.com. Exposing the Culture of Corruption under Sheriff Ric Bradshaw - Anyone can post completely anonymously! Skip to content

PBCFR Talk
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P.B.C. Sheriff's Office - Index Page


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Did an FBI agent shoot his wife in self-defense




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As a smart criminal justice consumer
you now understand FBI agents covered
up the Bill /Hillary Clinton assassination
of Vince Foster.


2 stories about the FBI.
One is FBI spin

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CSPAN: Legal Expert Holds Up Copy of ‘Clinton Cash,’ ‘FBI Agents Are
Required to Read This’
Audiobook Cover

18 Mar 2016

In a Friday interview on C-SPAN, former U.S. Attorney for the District
of Colombia Joseph diGenova held up a copy of Clinton Cash: The Untold
Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make
Bill and Hillary Rich and said, “I know from conversations with former
FBI agents that the FBI, believe it or not, has a copy of this book,
Clinton Cash.”

“And they have delved into it deeply,” diGenova said about the federal
agents currently investigating the multiple email accounts and the
private server that then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her
aids used to conduct official government business while she was in
office.




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Welcome to our website about the murder of Vince Foster, Deputy White
House Counsel under President Clinton. A federal court ordered
Independent Counsel Ken Starr to include evidence, found in government
records, of an FBI cover-up, to Starr’s own Report. Hillary Clinton
remains silent about this evidence, submitted to the court by Patrick
Knowlton, John Clarke, and Hugh Turley.





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Amnesty International investigator on Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa's
death
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Waposhitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa died at the Nebraska State Penitentiary
Waposhitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa died at the Nebraska State Penitentiary
Mary Loan

Amnesty International investigated the case of the Omaha Two, Edward
Poindexter and Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa, former David Rice, in
the late 1970's. Mondo and Poindexter were Black Panther leaders in
the National Committee to Combat Fascism and had been convicted in
April 1971 for the bombing murder of an Omaha policeman. The two men
had been targets of both the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division
and rival Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Omaha Two were victims
of COINTELPRO counterintelligence measures but much of the story was
still hidden in classified files.

A German investigator, Claus Walischewski, was assigned the case.
Walischewski and his team studied the case for two years before
concluding Mondo and Ed Poindeter were political prisoners: “The
cooperation with the FBI, the FBI’s own activities, the promise of
leniency to Peak, even evidence—all these were kept secret at the
trial. The key witnesses disappears after the trial. There is only one
conclusion to these peculiarities: Rice and Poindexter were readily
implicated with a murder because they were the most prominent
political activists in Omaha and had to be silenced.”

“They became victim of a frame-up by the police and the FBI and of the
racial and political biases in court. Mr. Kingman Brewster, President
of Yale University, stated in 1970 that he was “skeptical of the
ability of black revolutionaries to achieve a fair trial anywhere in
the United States,” wrote Walischewski.

The Amnesty International work group stated their opinion: “David Rice
and Ed Poindexter are political prisoners. They were sentenced for a
crime they didn’t commit because of their radical political
beliefs….The murder of patrolman Minard appeared to be a welcome
pretext to incriminate the two activists and strike a blow against the
NCCF from which it couldn’t recover. The legal system was misused and
they were unjustly convicted.”

Forty-five years later, Claus Walischewski still believes in Mondo's
innocence. Walischewski commented on Mondo's recent death at the
Nebraska State Penitentiary: “I just want to express my shock and
disbelief when I learned of Mondo's death....I had heard that Mondo's
health problems had worsened but I had no idea how serious they were,
that's why the news of his death took me by surprise.”

“I deeply deplore the fact that he had to spend most of his life in
prison for a crime I believe he didn't commit. He was born the same
year as I and that makes it the more horrendous to me: so many years
confined in prison, such injustice, no chance of living a normal life
- how could he endure all this? Amnesty International took on his case
in 1977 and only one year later I joined AI and started working on
this case. In the 1990s I went to Nebraska and Minnesota and had a
chance to meet Mondo and Ed in prison and thus developed a more
personal commitment to their case. Numerous letters I wrote on their
behalf - to no avail,” complained Walischewski.

“It makes me sad to know how harshly the US legal and political system
deals with supposed enemies and is rarely willing to make up for
injustices and manipulations that victims of racism have suffered.
Another precious life spent! Can we hope that one day Mondo will be
rehabilitated and cleared of the crime? That is still important, not
only for Ed Poindexter, but als



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CIA Can't Duck FOIA Suit Over Mandela Records



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WASHINGTON (CN) - The CIA cannot hide behind the excuse that a
researcher's request for all of its files on Nelson Mandela is
overbroad to dodge a lawsuit against it, a federal judge ruled
Thursday.
In 2013 Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctoral candidate
Ryan Shapiro sent Freedom of Information Act requests to the CIA,
National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency and the FBI
looking for records mentioning former South African President Nelson
Mandela, hoping to learn if the United States had a role in Mandela's
1962 arrest and imprisonment.
The CIA and NSA blocked his requests, with the CIA claiming the
search would be "unreasonably burdensome" and the NSA refusing to
confirm or deny the existence of Mandela-related records, a move known
as a Glomar response.
Shapiro filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of
Columbia in 2014, claiming the agencies violated the Freedom of
Information Act in skipping over his request.
The CIA filed a motion to dismiss the suit last June, though it
backed away from its initial claim that looking for Shapiro's
documents would be too time-consuming. Instead, the agency suggested
the amount of time it would have to spend looking for the files was
irrelevant, because Shapiro had not described in enough detail the
records he was after, according to Thursday's opinion.
But U.S. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper disagreed, saying
it is clear which records Shapiro would like to review.
"Regardless of how onerous it might be to locate them, there ca



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The FBI has sinister motives in its legal battle with Apple
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How Invasive TSA Aggressively Handled Me at Airport

body images airportJames Bovard
USA Today

The Transportation Security Administration finally obeyed a 2011
federal court order March 3 and issued a 157 page Federal Register
notice justifying its controversial full-body scanners and other
checkpoint procedures. TSA’s notice ignored the fact that the “nudie”
scanners are utterly unreliable; TSAfailed to detect 95% of weapons
and mock bombs that Inspector General testers smuggled past them last
year while the agency continues to mislead the public about its
heavy-handed treatment of travelers.

The Federal Register notice is full of soothing pablum about how
travelers have no reason to fear the TSA, declaring that “passengers
can obtain information before they leave for the airport on what items
are prohibited.” But it neglects to mention that TSA can invoke
ludicrous pretexts to treat innocent travelers as suspicious terrorist
suspects.

Flying home from Portland, Ore., on Thanksgiving morning, I had a
too-close encounter with TSA agents that spurred me to file a Freedom
of Information Act request. On March 5, I finally received a bevy of
TSA documents and video footage with a grope-by-grope timeline.

As a silent assertion of my rights, I opted out that morning from
passing through the “nudie” full-body scanners. A TSA agent instead
did a vigorous pat-down and then, after running his glove through an
explosive trace detector (ETD), announced that I showed a positive
alert for explosives. He did not know what type of explosive was
detected and refused to disclose how often that machine spewed false
alarms. Regardless, I was told I would have to undergo a an additional
special pat-down to resolve the explosive alert. I was marched off by
three TSA agents to a closed room. TSA states that “a companion of his
or her choosing may accompany the passenger” but I was never notifie

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NEWS
Audit finds deficiencies at FBI computer lab in New Jersey

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FILE: FBI supervisory Special Agent Ronald E. Menold II stands in the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Hamilton Township, N.J.

FILE: FBI supervisory Special Agent Ronald E. Menold II stands in the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Justice Department auditors on Thursday released the results of an audit that found deficiencies that have the potential for abuse at the FBI's forensic computer lab in New Jersey.

Auditors examined operations and training at the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory in Hamilton, which helps law enforcement in the state examine computer evidence related to crimes and cyberterrorism. It is the nation's third largest measured by staff size and the number of cases.

The audit found kiosks which allow users to quickly and easily view data stored on cellphones to use as evidence were vulnerable to abuse. Forms used at the center did not require users to confirm they had the legal authority to conduct the search, the audit found. In addition, some users did not certify they had been trained to examine cellphones.

Officials say the lab has since implemented a new mandatory electronic form to better record searches.

Auditors said the lab did not maintain adequate documents to show law enforcement personnel were adequately trained in the proper techniques for seizing, handling and examining digital evidence. Instructors could not prove whether those who signed up for training actually participated.

In an April 2015 audit of Philadelphia's Regional Computer Forensic Lab, officials recommended the FBI create a secure automated system to register users for training and attendance. However, the FBI said the

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Argument ‘over nothing’ led to FBI employee’s gun arrest




March 24, 2016

An argument “over nothing” between two women at a Hingham restaurant erupted into an armed confrontation this week as the FBI employee sitting between them put a gun to one of their heads, according to court documents.

A police report filed in Hingham District Court describes how the Tuesday night incident at Gourmet Garden restaurant unfolded, leading to the arrest of James M. Doyle of Duxbury, who told police that he is a supervisor at the federal agency and a friend of the victim.

He acknowledged that he had pointed the gun at one of the women, the report

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April 7, 2016
Michigan Cop and FBI Agent Beat Wrong Suspect, Deleted Videos by Witnesses

An undercover Michigan cop with an FBI agent beat up an innocent man, then stopped to force bystanders to delete all footage of the actual incident.

James King was walking down th

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It cost the taxpayer $55,000.00 to keep this man in prison for
1 year.

You do the math


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Jack McCullough 1957 murder conviction vacated; released on bond until new trial
McCullough 1957 murder conviction vacated
Jack McCullough, who is serving a life sentence for the 1957 slaying of an Illinois schoolgirl, was set free Friday.

Aprl 15 2016
SYCAMORE, Ill. --
The 76-year-old man serving a life sentence for the 1957 slaying of an Illinois schoolgirl was set free after a prosecutor re-examined evidence and concluded the former Washington state security guard couldn't have committed the crime.

Jack McCullough was convicted in 2012 in the killing of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, in one of t

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FBI agent pleads guilty in perjury case

April 28 2016

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2 stories



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First 7 Students Graduate with Newly Created Minor in Homeland Security

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the State University of New York in Albany.



The first seven students graduated with a newly created minor in homeland security and other emergency fields at a New York state college, the Washington Times reports.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that the students may play an important role in responding to emergencies that range from terrorism to extreme weather.

The first academic year at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


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Nichols says bombing was FBI op
Detailed confession filed in S.L. about Oklahoma City plo

Published: Wed, Feb. 21, 2007, 12:00 a.m. MST



The only surviving convicted criminal in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is saying his co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, told him he was taking orders from a top FBI official in orchestrating the bombing.

A declaration from Terry Lynn Nichols, filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, has proven to be one of the most detailed confessions by Nichols to date about his involvement in the bombing as well as the involvement of others. However, one congressman who has investigated the bombings remains skeptical of Nichols' claims.


The declaration was filed as part of Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue's pending wrongful death suit against the government for the death of his brother in a federal corrections facility in Oklahoma City. Trentadue claims his brother was killed during an interrogation by FBI agents when agents mistook his brother for a suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.

The most shocking allegation in the 19-page signed declaration is Nichols' assertion that the whole bombing plot was an FBI operation and that McVeigh let slip during a bout of anger that he was taking instruction from former FBI official Larry Potts.

Potts was no stranger to anti-government confrontations, having been the lead FBI agent at Ruby Ridge in 1992, which led to the shooting death of Vicki

Blink Tank

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FBI agents may have to kill you

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A year later, Temple professor haunted by spying allegations
Updated: MAY 15, 2016 — 11:25 PM EDT

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FBI Octopus



These Miamians, including Chicken Kitchen's CEO, show up in the ...
Miami Herald- May 15 2016
“It's not the days of Scarface anymore,” said Scott Moritz, a former
FBI agent who works for finance consultancy Protiviti. “But Miami is a
very international city,



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US policing Opinion
Giving the 'Ferguson effect' a new name won't make it truer
Samuel Sinyangwe
FBI director James Comey attributed a crime spike to police being
scared of a viral video this week. That’s a theory that’s already been
widely debunked


‘Crowd-sourced efforts demonstrate, at minimum, that police have not
been “less aggressive”. If anything, the police appear to have
doubled-down on the type of aggression that generated public scrutiny
in the first place.’ Photograph: Alamy
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EDT


This week, FBI director James Comey used his platform to reignite
public debate over the nefarious “Ferguson effect” theory, claiming
national scrutiny of police was driving a “significant jump in murder
rates” in US cities. Armed with anecdotes rather than facts, he
asserted that more black and Hispanic men were dying because “lots and
lots of police officers” were being less aggressive in their work for
fear of being the next “viral video”.

This theory, as many experts have noted, relies on assumptions that
are not supported by the facts. Unfortunately, we don’t have
comprehensive official statistics on police use of force because the
FBI, which Comey heads, has failed to collect this data. But
crowd-sourced efforts demonstrate, at minimum, that police have not
been “less aggressive”. If anything, the police appear to have
doubled-down on the type of aggression that generated public scrutiny
in the first place.

According to the Mapping Police Violence database, police killed 696
people nationwide in 2014 before the Ferguson protests began on 9
August. Police killed 739 people over the same time period in 2015
according to that database – the Guardian’s The Counted project
recorded 709. Either way, an increase.

This year is no different. Police have already killed more people to
date this year than they had killed by this point of 2014.

And there hasn’t been a crime wave alongside these increased killings,
contrary to Comey’s assertion. Analyses by the Marshall Project and
the Department of Justice found no evidence that violent crime has
significantly increased in the nation’s largest



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Omaha FBI office inspection reports are missing from COINTELPRO era
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Omaha COINTELPRO proposal against Charles Knox was censored by the FBI
to hide dirty tricks
FBI
A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation has admitted that
six annual inspection reports of the Omaha field office cannot be
located. “We were unable to locate records,” said David Hardy, Section
Chief of the Records Management Division.

Hardy sought to find annual internal inspection reports for the Omaha
FBI office during the years 1967-1973. Hardy said, “we conducted a
search of the locations or entities where records...would reasonably
be found.”

The missing FBI records span the tenures of Paul Young and Fletcher
Thompson as Special Agents in Charge. Both Young and Thompson proposed
counterintelligence actions against “Black Nationalists” in Omaha
under the illegal counterintelligence operation code-named COINTELPRO.
Young targeted the Omaha Two, Edward Poindexter and Wopashite Mondo
Eyen we Langa (former David Rice) of the National Committee to Combat
Fascism. Thompson targeted Charles Knox of the Black Revolutionary
Party.

The missing inspection reports would have shed light on clandestine
dirty tricks. J. Edgar Hoover


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