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Nearly All the Officers in Charge of an Indiana Police Department Have Been Disciplined —

Including the Chief Who Keeps Promoting Them

 

Of the 34 supervisors in the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department,

28 have been disciplined.

Fifteen have been suspended.

Seven have been involved in fatal shootings.

Three have been convicted of criminal charges.

 

https://www.propublica.org/article/nearly-all-officers-in-charge-of-elkhart-indiana-police-department-have-been-disciplined

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Ex-Police Chief Gets 3 Years In Prison For Framing Black Men-

Raimundo Atesiano was sentenced one month after three other former Biscayne Park, Florida, officers were sent to prison.
 
 

A former South Florida police chief has been sentenced to three years in prison for framing black people for crimes they didn’t commit, in order to boost his department’s crime-solving stats......

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ex-police-chief-sentenced-for-framing-black-men_us_5bfd949de4b03b230fa7b293?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

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4 hours ago, hamradio said:

Another suicidal man killed by police. Remember it's up to the police to take your life NOT YOU! :P

I suppose if you don't happen to own a gun, suicide by cop is not a bad idea. Cops do own guns.

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3 Chicago officers acquitted of covering up for colleague who shot Laquan McDonald

Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson rendered her verdict a day before the sentencing of Jason Van Dyke, who shot McDonald.
 

......"This court finds that the state has failed to meet its burden on all charges," Stephenson ruled. "Defendants are discharged."

The defendants, who each faced up to five years behind bars, were all involved in the probe following officer Jason Van Dyke's killing of McDonald.

The three officers opted against having a jury hear their case, and instead asked for a bench trial,..

 
 

McDonald's family was disappointed.

"I am surprised ... that this judge will take it upon herself to make the entire country know what I've known all the time, that justice is justice for everybody but African-Americans in this county of Cook," said McDonald's great-uncle Marvin Hunter.

Jurors in Van Dyke’s trial convicted him on Oct. 5, 2018, of second-degree murder for firing 16 times at the McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014...........

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/chicago-officers-found-not-guilty-attempted-cover-laquan-mcdonald-killing-n959411

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NBC ChicagoVerified account @nbcchicago 4m4 minutes ago

 
 

#BREAKING: Judge announces he will sentence Van Dyke on second-degree murder charge and not on aggravated battery with a firearm:

 

Van Dyke Sentenced to 81 Months in Laquan McDonald Shooting

A judge has sentenced Jason Van Dyke to 81 months for his conviction in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke must serve a minimum of two years in prison, before considering probation: http://nbcchi.com/h3Fx64C 

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On 1/18/2019 at 5:38 PM, mr6666 said:

NBC ChicagoVerified account @nbcchicago 4m4 minutes ago

 
 

#BREAKING: Judge announces he will sentence Van Dyke on second-degree murder charge and not on aggravated battery with a firearm:

 

Van Dyke Sentenced to 81 Months in Laquan McDonald Shooting

A judge has sentenced Jason Van Dyke to 81 months for his conviction in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke must serve a minimum of two years in prison, before considering probation: http://nbcchi.com/h3Fx64C 

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This white man shot an unarmed black teenager in the back 16 times.

The shooting was proven to be premeditated.

Yet he only gets charged with second degree murder and will probably be out in a few years.

The boy's family has publicly stated that this was not Justice for their son.

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From the UK but relevant-

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/facial-recognition-uk-police-met-arrests-london-cost-false-positives-accuracy-a8723756.html

UK’s largest police force spends over £200,000 on facial recognition trials that resulted in no arrests

Exclusive: Critics accuse Metropolitan Police of wasting public money on ‘dangerously inaccurate’ technology 

Britain’s largest police force has spent more than £200,000 on controversial facial recognition trials that resulted in no arrests, figures reveal.

A freedom of information request by The Independent showed six deployments by the Metropolitan Police resulted in only two people being stopped, and then released.

 

Critics called the force’s use of facial recognition a “shambles” and accused authorities of wasting public money.

Despite the lack of arrests in London, the National Police Chiefs’ Council is considering drawing up national guidance on how the technology should be used.

 

Trials carried out between August 2016 and July last year saw 110 people’s faces registered as potential “alerts” against watchlists of wanted criminals.

The vast majority came at 2017’s Notting Hill Carnival, while the same event in 2016 saw just one alert amid accusations of racial bias.

 

There were seven alerts during a Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in November 2017, five at the Westfield Stratford shopping centre in June last year, one in the same location in July, and zero at the Port of Hull.

The Metropolitan Police has described the deployments as “overt” and said members of the public were informed facial recognition was being used by posters and leaflets. 

But no one questioned by The Independent after they passed through a scanning zone in central London last month had seen police publicity material, and campaigners claim the technology is being rolled out “by stealth”.

The Metropolitan Police spent £198,000 on automatic facial recognition software from Japan’s NEC Corporation between the 2015-16 and 2017-18 financial years.

 

In the same period, it paid £23,800 for hardware, including the cameras used to record people’s faces.

 

On top of the total spend of £222,000, the force has paid for uniformed and undercover police officers at each deployment but said the cost could not be precisely calculated.

Campaigners at Big Brother Watch, which has launched a legal challenge over the Metropolitan Police’s use of facial recognition, said the force was “wasting public money”.

Director Silkie Carlo said: “I think members of the public will be disappointed to see the police have spent over £200,000 in this shambles experiment playing with facial recognition and citizens’ liberties. 

 

“The figures show, yet again, that this authoritarian surveillance is dangerously inaccurate and poses a serious risk to public freedoms.”

Hannah Couchman, a policy officer at Liberty, accused Scotland Yard of launching a “creeping expansion” of the technology without fully engaging with discrimination and human rights concerns.

“Facial recognition is a mass surveillance tool that can force us to change our behaviour and is least accurate when used to ‘identify’ women and BME people – meaning they are more likely to be subject to an intrusive police stop following a ‘false match’,” she added.

 
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A sign saying facial recognition technology is in use ahead of an unmarked police van mounted with cameras in London’s West End in December 2018 (Lizzie Dearden)

“While the Met continue to ignore legitimate human rights concerns, they do nothing to contradict what we already know – that this technology has no place on our streets.”

Automatic facial recognition software compares live footage of people’s faces to photos from a watchlist of selected images from a police database.

Any potential matches are flashed up as an alert to officers, who then compare the faces and decide whether to stop someone.

 

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said that a deployment in central London in December, after the period covered by the freedom of information request, resulted in two people wanted for violence offences being arrested.

“Tackling violent crime is a key priority for the Met and we are determined to use all emerging technology available to support standard policing activity and help protect our communities,” she added.

“The technology being tested in this trial is developing all the time and has the potential to be invaluable to day to day policing. 

“We continue to constantly engage with key stakeholders and partners whilst this trial continues.”

Eight of 10 trials have taken place and a “full independent evaluation” is to be carried out.

Only one other force in the UK – South Wales Police – is currently using live facial recognition, while some others manually use software to comb the Police National Computer for matches to unidentified people.

 

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Thanks, ElCid.......

TAKEN Episode 4: Town made SC highways into rivers of cash

 

Basically the series studied the state over last three years to determine how much money law enforcement was taking from people through civil forfeiture.  Millions.  The solicitor (district Attorney) in one area threatened to take an elderly woman's house because she could not control drug dealing in front of her house.  Of course, the police weren't doing it either.

One of articles below is about a sheriff who brags and campaigns about his "Rolling Thunder" operation where law enforcement from several jurisdictions swarms over I-85 for several days.  He is a Republican in a heavily Republican county.  They stop any vehicle that looks "suspicious." Stops are made for no turn signal when changing lanes, wandering for a few seconds in a lane, failure to maintain center of lane, following too closely, etc.  On an interstate.  Even though they seldom issue tickets, much less obtain convictions, they seize whatever money the  people in vehicle have and keep it if they can find a pretense of a "crime connection."  They also frequently seize vehicles and other property.  They even stop passenger buses and go through all the luggage stored and inside.

No surprise, but vast majority of people affected are Black or Hispanic.

https://www.greenvilleonline.com/news/taken/

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5 things we learned from TAKEN's civil forfeiture investigation

 

.....4. Black men bear the brunt of forfeiture cases.

In South Carolina, 65 percent of all forfeiture cases involved black men, though black men make up just 13 percent of the state’s population.

Some places showed an even wider disparity. In Myrtle Beach, 82 percent of forfeiture cases were filed against black men. They make up 13 percent of the city’s population.

5. Your cash disappears in minutes. It may take years to get it back.

Prosecutors in South Carolina have up to two years after police take your money to file a civil court case justifying the seizure. They often take nearly that long. On average, the investigation found that when a person petitions to have their money or property returned, the case takes 17 months to be resolved from the time your money was taken, even if you did nothing wrong. Your other option? Hire your own lawyer and sue the police to try to get it sooner.

Forfeiture has been a hot topic recently at the federal level. President Obama’s administration put some limits on sharing civil forfeiture cases between state and federal agencies, but President Donald Trump’s administration rolled back those limits.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case in November 2018 that could impact civil forfeiture at the state level. The court is expected to rule in Timbs vs. Indiana on whether the Eighth Amendment’s clause on excessive fines applies to forfeiture at the state level.

 

https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/taken/2019/02/01/5-takeaways-civil-forfeiture-usa-today-network-investigation-south-carolina/2742757002/

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Police officers who fatally shot unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark will not face charges

 

"The Sacramento Police officers who fatally shot 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was holding a cellphone at the time of his death that police mistook as a gun, will reportedly not face charges.

Local authorities said Saturday that the lethal use of force by the two officers, who returned to work month after Clark’s death last year, was lawful in the March 2018 shooting, CBS News reported. 

"We must recognize that they are often forced to make split-second decisions and we must recognize that they are under tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving circumstances," Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schub said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

Clark's death sparked demonstrations across the nation last year from many who demanded changes in how police use deadly force, particularly against people of color. ...........

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/432344-police-officers-who-fatally-shot-unarmed-22-year-old-stephon

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4 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Police officers who fatally shot unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark will not face charges

 

"The Sacramento Police officers who fatally shot 22-year-old Stephon Clark, who was holding a cellphone at the time of his death that police mistook as a gun, will reportedly not face charges.

Local authorities said Saturday that the lethal use of force by the two officers, who returned to work month after Clark’s death last year, was lawful in the March 2018 shooting, CBS News reported. 

"We must recognize that they are often forced to make split-second decisions and we must recognize that they are under tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving circumstances," Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schub said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

Clark's death sparked demonstrations across the nation last year from many who demanded changes in how police use deadly force, particularly against people of color. ...........

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/432344-police-officers-who-fatally-shot-unarmed-22-year-old-stephon

What’s next:

Lawsuits, investigations in Stephon Clark shooting far from over

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article227038874.html

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Well that was revealing the differences between Canadian and American police officers.  Just seen an episode of "Heavy Rescue 401" on the Weather Channel.  A RCMP stopped to see why a car was on the side of the road.  The driver said he was dizzy -  head was spinning so pulled over until he felt better.

The officer said he done the right thing and offered to escort him back home which the driver accepted.  He did NOT ask him for an ID, proof of insurance, can I search your car, etc.

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This is how the court of law works.  Violence is how the radicals respond to our justice system. The lawyer did his job, plain and simple. It was the jury that acquitted  the officer.

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Simar @sahluwal

 

Officer Jonathan Aledda has been acquitted for shooting at an autistic man who was holding a toy truck in 2016.

The shots hit his therapist, Charles Kinsey, as he lay on the ground with both hands in the air, begging them not to shoot.

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"was acquitted on one misdemeanor negligence count Friday and a jury deadlocked on three other charges, including two felonies. A mistrial was declared on those three charges.

The six-person jury found North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda not guilty Friday of culpable negligence, The Miami Herald reported. A second negligence charge and two counts of attempted manslaughter, a felony, resulted in a hung jury.

The jury foreperson said the vote was 5-1 to acquit Aledda of the other charges. The judge scheduled a March 27 hearing to discuss whether the state will retry Aledda on those counts......

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/charles-kinsey-shooting-clears-officer-jonathan-aledda-on-1-count-deadlocks-on-others-today-2019-03-15/

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Newly aired Sandra Bland cellphone video shows traffic stop from her vantage point

Sandra Bland was pulled over for failing to use her turn signal and was found dead in her Texas jail cell a few days later. Her death was ruled a suicide.

 

......In the 39-second video that aired Monday, Bland asks Encinia, "Why am I being apprehended?" as she tries to direct her phone's camera at him. By the time she does get the camera to focus on him, Encinia is pointing a stun gun at her.

"Get out of the car. I will light you up," Encinia says.

"Wow, wow, wow. You’re doing all this for a failure to signal?" Bland asks.

Encinia then orders Bland to get off her phone, to which she answers: "I’m not on the phone. I have a right to record. This is my property." The video ends seconds later. .............

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/newly-aired-sandra-bland-cellphone-video-shows-traffic-stop-her-n1002756?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

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Willie McCoy shooting: Cops who fired off 55 rounds acted ‘reasonable’

"...... The family has called McCoy’s death an “execution by firing squad.” .....

https://nypost.com/2019/06/12/willie-mccoy-shooting-cops-who-fired-off-55-shots-in-3-5-seconds-acted-reasonable/

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Qasim Rashid, Esq.Verified account @QasimRashid 1h1 hour ago

 

Police found 20-year-old Willie McCoy sleeping in his own car

& proceeded to murder him by shooting him 55 times in 3.5 seconds. 55X In 3.5 Sec!

 

Vallejo City attorney has filed a report calling the murder “reasonable.”😳

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After a 4-year-old took doll from store, video shows Phoenix police pulling gun on parents

A video released by Phoenix police shows officers confronting and handcuffing the parents. "When I tell you to do something, you f------ do it," an officer screams.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/after-4-year-old-took-doll-dollar-store-video-shows-n1017601?fbclid=IwAR2KTIgKFlAT-jK1MK_J0Txryrflq_959RydH__TjfPKpkDnFZBMG9mEqWk

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NBC Nightly News with Lester HoltVerified account @NBCNightlyNews 20m20 minutes ago

 
 

The Philadelphia Police Department has removed 72 officers off the streets pending an investigation into racist or offensive social media posts, as angry residents packed a city council meeting today.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/philadelphia-pulls-dozens-of-officers-from-duty-for-social-media-posts-62366789753

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35 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

NBC Nightly News with Lester HoltVerified account @NBCNightlyNews 20m20 minutes ago

 
 

The Philadelphia Police Department has removed 72 officers off the streets pending an investigation into racist or offensive social media posts, as angry residents packed a city council meeting today.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/philadelphia-pulls-dozens-of-officers-from-duty-for-social-media-posts-62366789753

The old trick of including more then one item with an 'or'.     We see this a lot when someone has an agenda.

E.g.  there were 40 claims of sexual assaults OR making a sexual joke.   Say 39 claims were for a sexual joke and only 1 for a sexual assault.    Technically the initial statement is factual,  but clearly misleading.  

Since almost anything today is 'offensive',  I'm saving judgement until I see the actual post.   

Of course anyone that uses social media to post things directly related to their job is a moron and that shows a lack of judgement and maturity.   

 

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