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Black GOP Senator Talks About Being Pulled Over By Police 7 Times In One Year
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Senator, Tim Scott, SC, law enforcement, Dallas, Philando Castile, trust gap, law enforcement )

Dandelion
- 75 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
This is a situation that happens all across the country whether we want to recognize it or not. Scott said he chose to talk about his encounters with police, experiences that left him feeling humiliated and very scared. We cannot ignore these issues.
Bernie Sanders Becomes the First Candidate to Speak Out on Sandra Bland: 'We Need Real Police Reform'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, racism, police brutality, black lives matter, law enforcement )

Freya
- 429 days ago - alternet.org
Days after tense confrontation with #BlackLivesMatter activists, Sanders decries 'all-too-common' problem.
7 Ways Racism Affects the Lives of Black Children
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, racism, ethics, freedoms, abuse, criminal courts, schools, law enforcement, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 507 days ago - alternet.org
Black children as young as 11 ~ and sometimes even younger ~ are targeted by law enforcement, through school referrals that have them standing in criminal courts at rates that far outpace white children.
Raw Story's Worst Cops of 2014 -- and There Are a Lot of Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Law Enforcement, freedoms, rights, government, corruption, freedoms, ethics, crime, dishonesty, news, abuse, cover-up )

Carrie
- 638 days ago - rawstory.com
Looking back over some of the disturbing Raw Story reports from the last year shows why the public has become more and more skeptical of the men and women behind the badge.
"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
- 853 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
- 1158 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
- 1226 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
- 1779 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
- 2700 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 )

Barbara
- 3286 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..
   

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