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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
- 17 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
- 20 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 )

Jean
- 24 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
- 57 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
- 77 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
- 78 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
- 88 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 )

Wild
- 106 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
- 127 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
- 264 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.
Drop the Charges Against Darrin Manning ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: police abuse of power, police, Philadelphia, violencesurgery, government )

Nancy
- 330 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
Earlier this month, 16-year old Darrin Manning, a straight-A student and star athlete was forced to undergo emergency surgery to repair his ruptured testicle after a violent Stop and Frisk encounter with Philadelphia police.
Wisc!: Walker Republicans Have a Fascination With Secrecy : Media Kept Out of Politicos' Meeting
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wisconsin, Governor Walker, Secrets, Media black-out, terrorism, republicans, ethics, crime, cover-up, congress, lies, media, propaganda, usa, war, SupremeCourt, healthcare, dishonesty, law, gayrights, ethics, internet, police, politics, sadness, safety, soci )

Roxy
- 373 days ago - political-capital.blogspot.com
Blinky Kleefisch, prancing around at a round table discussion about Wisconsin's tax code and possible changes by controversial GOP Gov. Scott Walker, closed the meeting to the press. " The world is watching the Republicans look really stupid.!!"
US Arrests Son of Mexican Cartel Boss
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, US, Mexico, drug cartel, police, law, crime )

Dee
- 392 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Serafin Zambada-Ortiz, 23, was detained after being stopped Wednesday as he tried to enter America at Arizona's Nogales border crossing, said the US Attorney's Office for southern California.
OP-ED: NSA: Where the Debate Breaks Down
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: surveilliance, police, ethics, whistle blowing, NSA, usa, news, media, government, dishonesty, americans, abuse )

Cal
- 484 days ago - theweek.com
NSA claims that it protects civil liberties. But its definition of protection is not the same as those who aren't part of the initiate. It never has been.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Calls 911 to Pressure Police to Release Jailed Relative (TEXT, VIDEO, and AUDIO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Texas, government, ethics, republicans, police, law, politics, news )

Carrie
- 486 days ago - rawstory.com
"This is David Dewhurst, the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Texas, and I want to talk to your senior officer who is there at your department right now," Dewhurst said at the beginning of the call.
 

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