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December 5, 2013
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October 24, 2013
Remember this guy? Turns out, he’s going to be collecting just over thirty-eight thousand dollars in workers’ compensation, as part of a settlement with the University of California, due to anxiety, stress and death threats that have plagued him since the incident that made him (in)famous. For those who may have forgotten, that’s eight thousand more than was given to the students that Pike was suspended for spraying. The settlement has already been approved by an administrative law judge. (Photo via Wayne Tilcock / The Davis Enterprise) source
Edited to reflect the fact that, while Pike was put on paid leave for his actions, his former supervisors can’t legally reveal the circumstances of his departure from UC Davis.

Remember this guy? Turns out, he’s going to be collecting just over thirty-eight thousand dollars in workers’ compensation, as part of a settlement with the University of California, due to anxiety, stress and death threats that have plagued him since the incident that made him (in)famous. For those who may have forgotten, that’s eight thousand more than was given to the students that Pike was suspended for spraying. The settlement has already been approved by an administrative law judge. (Photo via Wayne Tilcock / The Davis Enterprise) source

Edited to reflect the fact that, while Pike was put on paid leave for his actions, his former supervisors can’t legally reveal the circumstances of his departure from UC Davis.

15:34 // 10 months ago
June 20, 2013

Thousands of officers to provide security in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday

  • 8,000 police officers will be working to provide security in Rio de Janeiro tonight, where thousands of demonstrators are expected to continue protesting poor public services, police brutality, and a decreasing quality of life even as Brazil prepares to host the World Cup next year. Roughly 1200 of the officers are expected to remain in nearby barracks, and will apparently only be deployed if tonight’s demonstrations turn violent. More than 250 thousand demonstrators protested in cities across the country on Monday, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to take part in protests across Brazil on Thursday night. source
17:42 // 1 year ago
December 11, 2012
I’m not going to let them close her casket … They’re going to have to look at what the police did to my child.
Martha Mae Williams, whose daughter was killed in Cleveland when police fired 137 shots into the vehicle she was in after the driver led police on a 25-minute car chase.  Both Williams’ daughter and the driver were killed.  According to Mansfield Frazier (see article at the link), records released after the incident suggest that police personnel violated numerous protocols, including department rules against involving more than two police cruisers in a chase, and ignoring direct orders to terminate pursuit of the vehicle. (via letterstomycountry)

… messed up. Simply, unbelievably, unspeakably messed-up. 
0:39 // 1 year ago
November 7, 2012

Brazil is struggling with drug cartel crime of its own

  • 90 officers from the Sao Paulo police department have been killed in 2012, a startlingly high number that Brazilian officials attribute to anger over a major drug bust earlier this year. Leaders of a local organized crime organization, First Capital Command, are reportedly ordering officer executions in retaliation for the arrest or killing of gang members, and may even be allowing some dealers to pay for drugs through the murder of officers as well. source
19:11 // 1 year ago
June 28, 2012
16:05 // 2 years ago
May 16, 2012
breakingnews:

Judge widens lawsuit against NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice
The New York Times reports: A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit accusing New York Police Department officers of using race as a factor in stopping people on the street.
Photo: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times

In which a controversial policy gets its comeuppance.

breakingnews:

Judge widens lawsuit against NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice

The New York Times reports: A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit accusing New York Police Department officers of using race as a factor in stopping people on the street.

Photo: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times

In which a controversial policy gets its comeuppance.

(via rubenfeld)

15:55 // 2 years ago
April 28, 2012
13:54 // 2 years ago