You’ve probably heard many times that police don’t “make” the laws, they only “enforce” them. People, especially the cops themselves, even refer to police with the mendacious euphemism “law enforcement.” However, this, like almost everything cops claim about their job, is a lie. Aside from pushing for policies (like Broken Windows policing) that give themselves
WATCH: NYPD Detain All Motorcyclists & Moped Riders Without Probable Cause On The Williamsburg Bridge
On Saturday, October 23rd, according to the NYPD, a motorcyclist was arrested for allegedly crashing his bike into a metal barricade as he exited the Williamsburg bridge. The NYPD claimed a sergeant was hurt with a minor cut on her leg. The NYPD stated the motorcyclist was “possibly driving under the influence”. In a show
The Trial of Donnell Murray: How Prosecutors Use Conspiracy and Questionable Testimony in “Gang” Cases
In the United States, it is estimated that about two people are wrongfully convicted every day. In 2014, the Innocence Project estimated that around 120,000 people incarcerated in state prisons were wrongfully convicted. More than half of wrongful convictions, one study found, were the result of official misconduct by police officers, prosecutors — or both.
In the aftermath of the Met Gala direct action it is abundantly clear that the powers that be intend to maintain the status quo by enforcing deafening media silence
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On the morning of May 6th, the civil and military police of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, carried out a military operation of about nine hours in Jacarezinho, a neighborhood in the north part of the city, leaving 29 dead, several injured, destruction and the whole favela traumatized by brutality and bloodshed. It is not possible
New York City’s Washington Square Park has become a flashpoint in a struggle over public space recently as images of NYPD cops in riot gear shoving, beating, pepper spraying, arresting, and even chasing park goers spread widely on social media earlier this month. During a recent neighborhood meeting put together by police officials (where hundreds