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A Culture Of Racism: The Staten Island PD And The Tea Party Congressman

A Culture Of Racism: The Staten Island PD And The Tea Party Congressman

I grew up in New York in a neighborhood that was largely Italian. New York, like Anytown, USA, has its own version of racism.  It is not the kind you hear in the post-Jim Crow South; it is more “ethnic.”   Conversation amongst high school friends included racial epithets in Italian, very offensive to African Americans, thrown around [...]

Alleged Klan Kop Resigns

Alleged Klan Kop Resigns

A bucolic town of mostly affluent retirees in Florida has a problem: police officers who are covert members of the Ku Klux Klan. The problem has eased slightly with the firing of one officer and resignation of another. Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow [...]

NY Fatal Chokehold Cop Stripped Of Gun, Badge

The head of New York’s largest police union is upset. Maybe he should talk to the family of the victim to get a real sense of what the word “upset” means: A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold [...]

Video: NY Man Dies After Police Place Him In Chokehold For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes, ‘I Can’t Breathe!’

An asthmatic Staten Island, New York father died on Thursday after a police officer put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, according to a video of the incident. “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!,” 43-year-old Eric Garner repeatedly screamed after at least five officers took him [...]

Off-Duty Texas Trooper Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Stomach

A Texas trooper has undergone surgery after being shot in the stomach when his personal firearm accidentally fell from his truck and discharged, according to WFAA. Department of Public Safety Trooper Felipe Garcia was transported to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition on Thursday. According to DPS officials,  the shooting happened on [...]

Watch: White Reporter Suspended After Voicing His Opinion On Black Families

Sean Bergin, a white TV reporter, voiced his opinion about black families and relations with police while reporting on a fatal New Jersey police shooting, and now he says he’s been suspended from his station and won’t return. According to the Associated Press, Bergin said he was suspended from News 12 New Jersey without pay [...]

Caught On Camera: Fight Breaks Out Between Miami Police Officer And Lieutenant

Two Miami police officers are under investigation after getting into a fight during a traffic stop, and the incident was all caught on camera. Marcel Jackson pulled over Lt. David Ramras, and that’s when a physical altercation broke out, according to police. According to Jackson, Ramras was speeding and wouldn’t stop when Jackson initially tried to [...]

Two Florida Cops Off The Job After FBI Investigates KKK Involvement

Two Fruitland Park, Florida police officers are off the job following FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports that they were members of a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, according to WFTV. Deputy Police Chief David Borst resigned Thursday, and Cpl. George Hunnewell was fired on Friday. According to an FBI confidential source, [...]

Police Pull Gun On Native American Cleaning Car; Thought It Was Robbery

A well-known American Indian artist was cleaning his car after his dog pooped in it, but police thought it was a robbery. Pueblo painter Mateo Romero told The Associated Press that a Santa Fe officer pointed a weapon at him during the bizarre misunderstanding Monday. According to a police report, the officer pulled out a [...]

‘Road Rage Cop’ Accused Of Following Black Woman, Bumping Her Car, Spitting In Her face

Clayton County, GA police officer Thomas Sheats has been charged with battery, assault and disorderly conduct. Michele Griffith, 27, claims Sheats followed her for miles, blowing the horn, driving spastically and nudging her car. Griffith admits she drives cautiously and slow… Griffith says she pulled over into a shopping center parking lot and Sheats, who [...]

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