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The Police Answer to Us. What Will We Do About It?

Chesa Boudin New York Times
Local prosecutors shouldn’t trust the reports of officers with prior misconduct. Local prosecutors must use the power and discretion afforded them to carry out sweeping reforms that will protect the public — especially Black communities...

Inmate Freed from Jail after Judge Throws out Double Murder Conviction

Megan Crepeau Chicago Tribune
In dismissing both men's convictions, Judge James Linn said he was "stunned" by the prosecution decision to abandon the case. "I'd never seen anything like this," the longtime judge said before tossing their convictions. No physical evidence linked Almodovar to the 1994 double homicide, according to an investigation led by former U.S. Attorney Scott Lassar, who found it "more likely than not" that Almodovar was in fact innocent of the murders.

Chicago Does Little to Control Police Misconduct - or Its Costs

Jonah Newman Chicago Reporter
“There’s clearly a different Constitution being employed in poor neighborhoods where most of the people are black and brown than in our white neighborhoods, On an absolute regular basis police are stopping and searching people of color in this city with no legal justification to do it.”

Question: When is Shooting a 12-year-old Child Reasonable?

Vincent Warren Center for Constitutional Rights - The Daily Outrage
Answer: When the child is Black and the shooter is a police officer. You're not likely to find any law enforcement person within a 100-mile radius who would dare speak out and say what we all know: this went down badly (not just "tragically," as one of the experts put it) and the officers should be held accountable. Law enforcement culture doesn't allow for people to break ranks without consequences. So please, let's not call these hired consultants independent.

Police Criminals and the Brutalization of Black Girls

Sikivu Hutchinson The Feminist Wire
The videotaped assault and sexual harassment of 14 year-old Dajerria Becton by a rampaging white police officer after a pool party in McKinney, Texas makes it clear that it continues to be open season on black women and girls.
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