In Chicago, bad policing doesn't stop crime

Viral video highlights white privilege with cops

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article138936433.htmlI don’t believe that all cops are bad or racist or untrustworthy.

There are good and bad cops, just as in any profession.

But citizens should be able to rely on consistency from law enforcement officials, so that they’re not left guessing about what …

Charlotte Observer has the story here

STEVE CHAPMAN: In Chicago, bad policing doesn’t stop crime

With violent crime surging in Chicago, the Trump administration rejects the idea of police restraint.

During the campaign, Donald Trump said the answer is for cops here to be “very much tougher.”

In his recent address to Congress, he decried violence …

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What Should the Feds Do About Bad Cops?

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/what-should-the-feds-do-about-bad-cops/519750/Two days later and a half-dozen states to the east, Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered his own vision of the federal government’s role in American policing.

Bad cops do exist, he told an audience of federal and local law-enforcement officials in …

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Why Are the Courts Protecting Bad Cops?

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/trials_and_error/2017/03/the_l_a_county_sheriff_wants_to_reveal_300_problem_cops_the_courts_won_t.htmlHanding this list to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office would be a significant act under the law, as prosecutors are bound to disclose verified bad behavior by police to criminal defendants.

It would also be significant culturally, given that …

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Gun Sale Gone Bad Led To Teen’s Shooting

https://patch.com/florida/stpete/17-year-old-injured-pinellas-park-shootingPINELLAS PARK, FL
The Pinellas Park Police Department has announced an arrest in a Tuesday night shooting that left a 17-year-old boy with serious injuries.

According to the agency, the boy agreed to …

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For good cops, taking of life set on replay, ex-officer says

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/mar/14/good-cops-taking-life-set-replay-ex-officer-says/?f=news-arkansas‘What are the people at my church thinking?’

‘I’m a killer now.’”

Hudson, who retired in January, acknowledged that there are “bad shootings, bad cops.”

But, like most law enforcement leaders, he contends that policing has improved and continues to evolve.

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White people get to juggle for the cops. Black people have to fear them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/13/white-people-get-to-juggle-for-the-cops-black-people-have-to-fear-them/I don’t believe that all cops are bad or racist or untrustworthy.

Police officers aren’t a monolith; there are good and bad cops, just as there are good and bad people in any profession.

Obviously, the cops who stopped Puckett aren’t the same ones who …

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In Chicago, bad policing doesn’t stop crime

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-chicago-police-abuse-doj-report-perspec-0313-20170310-column.htmlDuring the presidential campaign, Donald Trump said the answer is for Chicago cops to be “very much tougher.”

In his recent address to Congress, he decried violence in Chicago and promised to “work with — not against, not against — the men and women …

Read the developing Chicago Tribune story

 


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