Category: Police Corruption

Newport Beach police launch true-crime podcast in effort to hasten capture of suspected killer

Hannah Fry | The Los Angeles Times | Source URL Episode 1 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/500472954-nbpd-episode-0-the-prologue.mp3 Episode 2 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/501475386-nbpd-episode-1-something-is-wrong.mp3 Episode 3 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/501479394-nbpd-episode-2-the-story.mp3 After a fruitless years-long search for a fugitive murder suspect, Newport Beach authorities are taking a very different approach toward capturing their man: On Wednesday, they announced the release of a […]

Former police chief in Florida pleads guilty to framing men in racially tinged cases

Jay Weaver | Miami Herald | Source URL Five years ago, Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano bragged to the town’s leaders about his department’s exceptional 100 percent clearance rate on burglaries in the tree-lined suburb north of Miami. On Friday, however, Atesiano admitted his own criminal behavior was behind […]

“Citizens Police Academies” are used to improve community relations and influence voters

Mass Private I | Source URL A recent article in KSFY revealed that the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is training citizens to act like cops. Because that is what America needs right now, more police. These ‘citizen cops’ go through a ten-week training program called “Citizens Academy” which teaches them to take part in […]

Police Bodycams Can be Hacked to Doctor Footage

Lily Hay Newman | Wired | Source URL AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture and questions about how accessible those recordings should be. But when it comes to the devices themselves, the most crucial function they need to perform—beyond recording footage […]

Secret FBI Program Now Jailing Activists for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality on Facebook

Jay Syrmopoulos | The Free Thought Project | Source URL Dallas, TX – When militarized FBI agents clad in tactical gear raided the home of Rakem Balogun in December 2017—forcing him and his 15-year-old son outside in their underwear on the cold and windy night as agents ransacked his residence—he thought […]

Local Cops Can Skirt State Limits on Surveillance By Joining Federal Task Forces

Michael Maharrey | The Foundation for Economic Education | Source URL By joining joint law enforcement task forces run by the federal government, local cops can often ignore stringent state and local laws governing surveillance and engage in warrantless spying. It’s well-known that a federal program known as “Equitable Sharing” […]