Baltimore Death Shines Light On Brutal Police “Rough Rides”. Baltimore’s police department is not the first to get in trouble for roughing up suspects in the back of a van. An age-old tactic comes under fresh scrutiny.
Walking in Ferguson: If you're black, it's often against the law
Walking in Ferguson: If you're black, it's often against the law Among the civil-rights violations alleged in a scathing Justice Department report on police in this St. Louis suburb, is one that African American residents say has long plagued them: “Manner of walking along roadway.” http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-walking-black-ferguson-police-justice-report-20150305-story.html
Here's Evidence The Chicago PD Is Worse Than You Thought
With moments of high tension on the fifth night of a vigil at a north Minneapolis police precinct, the head of the national NAACP said Thursday that a “criminal justice crisis” is bringing him to Minneapolis, where he will join with activists angered over the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark, a black man who was unarmed when he scuffled with police.
Cleveland cops could be forced to submit to federal monitors after settlement with Justice Dept. (25/5/15) --- Cleveland has reached a settlement w the U.S. Justice Dept over what fed authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force... In similar negotiations in recent years, the Justice Dept has insisted that cities allow independent monitors to oversee changes inside police depts. Settlements are typically backed by court orders and often call for…