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US Politics & Gov't

80 Percent of Police Force Resigns After Missouri Town Elects First African-American Mayor ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Parma, Missouri, Mayor Tyrus Byrd, Americans, racism, police, government, elections, politics, news, freedoms, ethics )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
Former city clerk Tyrus Byrd was sworn in as mayor of Parma, Missouri on Tuesday only to find out that police officers, as well as the city attorney and a water treatment supervisor, had resigned before she took office.
Police Shoot Man in the Back: Who Was Walter Scott?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police, Law Enforcement, Shooting, Walter Scott, Father, Veteran, Dead, North Charleston, South Carolina, Shot in the Back )

Brian
- 14 days ago - cnn.com
In his life, 50-year-old Walter Scott was also the father of four children and served in the Coast Guard before being honorably discharged.
Rudy Giuliani: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Should Be 'Commended' For Shooting Michael Brown
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Americans, racism, Rudy Giuliani, law, police, ethics, corruption, government, propaganda, politics, crime, freedoms, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 42 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Citing a section of the Justice Department's scathing report of racial bias within the Ferguson Police Department, Rudy Giuliani said former Officer Darren Wilson should be commended for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.
DonâEUR(TM)t Punish a Good Cop for Standing Up to Police Brutality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: police, cops, police brutality, Buffalo, petitions )

Freya
- 91 days ago - change.org
My name is Cariol Horne. I am a proud New Yorker and a mother of five, and for nearly a decade I have been appealing a wrongful firing and the loss of my pension. When I was fired by Buffalo PD, the department charged me with obstruction for stopping...
Police Can't Steal Anymore, Legally
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., attorney, general, bans, asset, seizure, local, state, police )

Sam
- 98 days ago - news.yahoo.com
State and local police in the United States will no longer be able to use federal laws to justify seizing property without evidence of a crime.
No Charges for NYPD Officer in Apparent Chokehold Death; Justice Dept. to Investigate (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Americans, Justice Dept. investigation, Eric Garner, Human Rights, police, law, corruption, ethics, freedoms, crime )

Carrie
- 143 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Justice Department will launch a federal civil rights investigation after a Staten Island grand jury declined to bring charges in the case of Eric Garner, an African American who died this summer after a white New York City police officer placed...
Citing Security Concerns, Darren Wilson Resigns From Ferguson Police Force
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, violence, politics, news, interesting, humans, freedoms, ethics, death, security, Darren Wilson, Ferguson police, police, unarmed )

Darren
- 145 days ago - edition.cnn.com
Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in August, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, his attorney, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed to CNN Saturday night.
7 Ways You Can Help People in Ferguson Now | TakePart
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, news, police, people, pain, sorrow )

JeanisAWA
- 149 days ago - takepart.com
You don't need to be local to assist the Missouri community's healing.
'This Is Just Bullsh*t': Texas Woman Says State Trooper Harassed Her Over Getting Voter ID
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Austin Texas, DPS, state trooper, voter ID, voter ID law, intimidation, ethics, dishonesty, police, society, freedoms, rights, politics, law, news, government, republicans, dishonesty, elections, politics, corruption )

Carrie
- 182 days ago - rawstory.com
A Texas woman was harassed by a state trooper while attempting to obtain the special ID required for voters, MSNBC reported on Friday. "I'm 62 years old," Lynne Messinger said about the encounter. "I've been voting for a long time, and this is just bull..
The Defense Department Must Stop Arming Local Police ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, crime, ethics, government, law, police, politics, rights, violence, corruption, human rights )

Beverly
- 202 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The militarization of local police departments threatens our civil liberties and puts all Americans, especially African-Americans and Latinos, at increased risk of being killed or injured by law enforcement.
After Ferguson, We Need Positive Change ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Michael Brown, justice, civil rights, police, POST, DOJ, human rights, government )

Nancy
- 203 days ago - unitedforferguson.com
Join us in calling on the executive branch of the federal government to take definitive steps to protect civil and human rights in every community
Why Do Tea Partiers Get to Parade Around Armed, While Peaceful Protests Are Met With Tanks?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, police, activism, tea party, society, usa, ethics, media, u.s. )

Cal
- 213 days ago - alternet.org
Police militarization in Ferguson highlights a disturbing trend in America.
Watch What Happens When Police Confront a White 'Open Carry' Gun Nut
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, dishonesty, ethics, crime, americans, culture, law, police, safety, crime, death, dishonesty, violence )

Wilde
- 231 days ago - alternet.org
Police show great patience with possibly drunk, very agitated, gun-waving armed white man. What if he were black?
Tell Congress: Pass the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Stop the Militarizing Law Enforcement Ac, Section 1033, NDAA, war zone, police )

Dandelion
- 252 days ago - dailykos.com
Section 1033 of a military spending bill passed in 1996 allows the Pentagon to give "surplus war material" to local police departments. As a direct result, we see situations like what we saw in Ferguson. Please sign Petition.
Sign the Petition to Delaware Legislature: Hold Hearings on How a Wealthy, Admitted Child Rapist Avoided a Single Day of Jail Ti
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: law, politics, society, safety, rights, child, culture, crime, americans, ethics, family, dishonesty, government, humans, interesting, news, police, sadness )

Robert
- 389 days ago - dailykos.com
Sign the petition to the Delaware legislature, urging them to convene hearings on how a wealthy, admitted child rapist avoided a single day of jail time.
 

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