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Fulton County DA: Case Against Former Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks ‘Has Very Little...

June 23, 2020 10:46 PM ET Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard told “Cuomo Prime Time” Tuesday that the case against the former Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks “has very little to do with a taser.” Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe faces felony murder charges after firing the shots that killed Brooks,…

Debate Rages On Police Reform, Role Of Police Unions In Wake Of Floyd’s Death

Contracts between police unions and cities often give officers under criminal investigation special privileges, said David Guenthner of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Law enforcement bill of rights and expungement are examples of provisions that protect police officers when they are under investigation, according to Trevor Burrus of the Cato Institute. Certain provisions like…

Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Suspect Shot During Struggle

June 13, 2020 10:02 PM ET Atlanta police shot a man in a Wendy’s parking lot Friday evening after he resisted arrest, leading to Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigning on Saturday. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was reported to police for falling asleep in a car while in a drive-thru lane. According to Georgia authorities, he…

Co-worker Recants Story that Derek Chauvin and George Floyd Had History of Conflict

On Wednesday, David Pinney took back his account of the prior relationship between George Floyd and the Minneapolis Police officer who killed him. After claiming Derek Chauvin and George Floyd “bumped heads” when they worked together at a nightclub years ago, former co-worker David Pinney has changed his tune. Pinney worked with both men at…

RT: There may not be any American police left to defund [Video]

After more than 27 years in the force, I’ve had enough. These protests and riots are the final straw. The nasty words we get called all the time have now turned into rocks, bottles and gunfire. It’s over, America: we are leaving. This is the hardest thing I have written. I grew up in a…

Samuel Jackson: BLM Protests Are ‘Labor Pains’ of Systemic Change ‘About to Happen’

Monday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” actor and civil rights activist Samuel Jackson called the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests the “labor pains” of systemic change. Jackson said, “I’m energized watching them do it. I wish I wasn’t in this high-risk area of COVID, or I would be out there with them joining in if…

Kamala Harris: ‘Outdated,’ ‘Backwards’ to Think More Police Create More Safety

Monday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said it was “outdated, and it is actually wrong and backward to think that more police officers will create more safety,” while discussing police reform in light of the death of George Floyd. Harris said, “We have to reimagine what safety and public safety in America,…

Poll: Public Trust in Local Police Drops, but Slightly

Americans’ confidence in their police departments has barely moved since 2014, even amid the national uproar over the police-caused death of a black man in Minneapolis, according to a June 3 poll by National Public Radio (NPR) and the PBS NewsHouse. The poll showed that 64 percent of 1,062 adults said they had a “great…

A Simple Cure For Police Brutality And Murder

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands or rather the knee of a uniformed thug has been used as a pretext for rioting, looting, and protests against the Trump Administration. This insanity has even spread to the other side of the Atlantic where there have been protests and where the BBC has…

Report: Violent Protests Engulf Brooklyn Police Precinct, Additional Officers Rushed In

An angry group of protesters attempted to gain entry into a Brooklyn police precinct on Friday night, as violent protests in response to the killing of George Floyd entered their second night. “Police rushed reinforcements to the 88th Precinct in Clinton Hill, where early reports said windows were broken and some shots were fired,” the…
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