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US Politics & Gov't

What Is to Be Done About Police Brutality in the Age of the New Jim Crow?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Law Enforcement, Justice System, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow, #PoliceState, #PoliceBrutality, Waging Nonviolence )

Brian
- 69 days ago - wagingnonviolence.org
"Whether officers are pepper-spraying protesters in the face or shooting and killing people in the back while in custody, the police force throughout the United States continues to have notorious reputation of being an institution that abuses its power."
"Bloodiest Thing the World Has Seen": David Cay Johnston on Inequality's Looming Disaster
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: revolution, economy, ethics, constitution, congress, politics, inequality, unions, gerrymandering, voting, law enforcement, Wall Street, Geitner, Obama )

Lynn
- 109 days ago - alternet.org
..."Divided" reminds us how inequality is one of those rare problems that truly matters to all of us...whether American democracy can survive such great economic disparities, and how returning to a more equal society is literally a matter of life and death.
Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Targets Gay Men Under Unconstitutional 'Crimes Against Nature' Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louisiana, Baton Rouge, law enforcement, gay rights, ethics, corruption, Americans, media, news )

Carrie
- 414 days ago - rawstory.com
A sheriff's office task force in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been conducting undercover investigations that target gay men under the state's defunct sodomy law. The sting operations were uncovered by the Baton Rouge Advocate in an article published Sat.
Military Quietly Grants Itself the Power to Police the Streets Without Local or State Consent
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, military, law enforcement, ACLU, government, politics )

Lynn
- 483 days ago - alternet.org
By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled "Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies" the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, ...
Take Action - Tell Mayor Bloomberg and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to Publicly Commit to Upholding the First Amendment and Let
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Freedom Of the Press, 1st amendment, Bill Of Rights, Freedom of Speech, Violations, Mayors, Bloomberg, Law enforcement, OWS, NYC, America, Marshall Law, Crime, Corruption, Tom Paine )

Kenny
- 1035 days ago - act2.freepress.net
The freedom of our press is fundamental to our identity as Americans. As elected representatives charged with serving the people, our mayors must rein in these aggressive and violent tactics by local law enforcement.
Report: FBI Slow to Update Terror Watchlist
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, FBI, terrorists, watchlist, crime, law enforcement, risks, danger, delays, outdated )

Dee
- 1957 days ago - usatoday.com
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI has been slow to update the national terror suspect watchlist -- and the lapses pose real risks to U.S. security, a Justice Department audit has found.
Marijuana, Drug Arrests Hit All-Time High -- Again
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Govtfearmongering, Drug War, DEA, FBI, Arrests, law enforcement, Report, HIGH, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, lies, media, neocons, propaganda, terrorism, politics, war )

Barb
- 2543 days ago - stopthedrugwar.org
The number of people arrested for marijuana offenses in the US last year was a record 829,625, according to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report. The figure marks the fourth consecutive year and 11th time in the last 15 years that marijuana arrests hit..
Is Tasering Getting Out of Control?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, taser, tasering, stun gun, police, law, news, arrest, law enforcement, debate, connietalk )

Connie
- 2549 days ago - connietalk.com
Stun gun and taser stories are all over the news lately: is it getting out of hand?
   

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