Texas Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed ‘Pregnant’ Black Woman Outside of Her Apartment Complex

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During said struggle, the officer used his taser, which was allegedly wrestled out of his control by the woman and used on the officer. The officer then jumped to his feet and fired five shots, hitting her at least once. In a video of the altercation circulating online, the woman can be heard yelling “Why are you harassing me?” and “I’m pregnant!” prior to being shot.

Source: Texas Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed ‘Pregnant’ Black Woman Outside of Her Apartment Complex

The officer shot a pregnant woman, that clearly told him she was pregnant, five times while she was on the ground. FIVE FUCKING TIMES.

This is so fucking wrong.

Sandra Bland’s Phone Video Of Her Own Arrest Surfaces, Reviving Calls For New Inquiry : NPR

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Nearly four years after Sandra Bland was pulled over by a Texas state trooper, arrested and put in a jail cell where she was found dead days later, a cellphone video that Bland took of her traffic stop has surfaced.

Bland’s family members now say they want her case reopened.

“Open up the case, period,” Bland’s sister Shante Needham said after seeing the video, according to TV station WFAA in Dallas. The family’s former lawyer says the state never turned over the footage, which Texas officials dispute.

Source: Sandra Bland’s Phone Video Of Her Own Arrest Surfaces, Reviving Calls For New Inquiry : NPR

They need to reopen this case, and get justice for Sandra. She died in police custody for a traffic stop that should have never ended up with her in jail.

Four Steps Facebook Should Take to Counter Police Sock Puppets | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Despite Facebook’s repeated warnings that law enforcement is required to use “authentic identities” on the social media platform, cops continue to create fake and impersonatoraccounts to secretly spy on users. By pretending to be someone else, cops are able to sneak past the privacy walls users put up and bypass legal requirements that might require a warrant to obtain that same information.

The most recent examples—and one of the most egregious—was revealed by The Guardianthis week. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security executed a complex network of dummy Facebook profiles and pages to trick immigrants into registering with a fake college, The University of Farmington. The operation netted more than 170 arrests. Meanwhile, Customs and Border Protection issued a privacy impact assessment that encourages investigators to conceal their social media accounts.

Source: Four Steps Facebook Should Take to Counter Police Sock Puppets | Electronic Frontier Foundation

I already despise Facebook for their corrupt business practices, but this is a whole new level.


Wish us luck!

Calls For More Police Training On Disabilities Like Autism, Down Syndrome : NPR

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According to a civil lawsuit filed by Ethan’s parents, the deputies “tried to drag him from the theater,” and Ethan “ended up on the floor with at least one deputy on top of him.” The deputies said Ethan was asked to leave before they took him by the arms. They denied any wrongdoing in the case, which reached a settlement last year.

There on the floor of the movie theater, Ethan stopped breathing. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. His death, from asphyxia, was ruled a homicide. A Frederick County grand jury cleared the deputies of criminal charges.

Source: Calls For More Police Training On Disabilities Like Autism, Down Syndrome : NPR

The cops choked the man to death, and got off on all charges. They literally choked the life out of a man with Down’s Syndrome.

Patti Saylor, the man’s mother is trying to fight to change training so cops don’t become murderous bastards to people with disabilities.

I’m not sure I ever mentioned it, but I took a cognitive psychology class in college. the instructor taught how a cognitive state of arousal, like fight or flight, and aggressive situations, can derail common sense. It’s just human to panic, and that panic can be mitigated by certain actions.

However, he showed a COPS TV show clip, and literally walked through everything that police do, and how that enhances a cognitive state or arousal, and will probably amount to accidental disobedience, and panic.

He was frustrated because he had worked with local police programs, and they were not receptive to actual psychology in their process. He had done early work on cell phones and driving studies, and wanted to expand, but the more he looked at their process, the more frustrated he was. He felt lives were being lost to bad procedures that just made everything worse.

This was in the early 2000s.


Wish us luck!

Drunk cop who injured woman in crash found not guilty / Boing Boing

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Portsmouth, Virginia police officer Eric Rodgers’ blood alcohol concentration was twice the legal limit when he crashed his car into Mashia Williams, leaving her severely injured. He was driving at night but his car’s headlights weren’t on. Seven months after Rodgers ran into her with his car, Williams has not fully recovered and hasn’t worked. A judge just let Rodgers off scot-free.

Source: Drunk cop who injured woman in crash found not guilty / Boing Boing

If you want to be a drunk driver without repercussions when you almost kill someone? Be a cop.

Trans woman arrested & sexually harassed by jail staff for hours over a $15 traffic ticket / LGBTQ Nation

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Sierra Castle lived through every transgender woman’s worst nightmare.

When Castle went to a local police station to report a minor traffic accident, police in Cobb County, Georgia took the report but then noticed she had an outstanding $15 seat belt citation fine. They arrested Castle and hauled her to jail.

According to a lawsuit Castle has filed against the county sheriff, command staff and deputies at the jail, she was subjected to 18 hours of sexual harassment and disparagement from inmates and jail staff.

Source: Trans woman arrested & sexually harassed by jail staff for hours over a $15 traffic ticket / LGBTQ Nation

I am terrified of this for myself, and my wife.

Teachers Should NOT Be Shot at With Plastic Pellets During Active-Shooter Trainings, But Apparently It Must Be Said

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While New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday that the country would ban semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in response to the horrific mass shootings at two mosques in the country, this week we learned how one elementary school in Monticello, Indiana responded to our country’s mass shooting problem: by holding an active-shooter training exercise that ended up injuring teachers after they were shot in the back by plastic pellets.

Source: Teachers Should NOT Be Shot at With Plastic Pellets During Active-Shooter Trainings, But Apparently It Must Be Said

The White County Sheriff’s department literally shot pellet guns at the teachers in a training exercise. They made them face a wall, and sprayed them at close enough range with pellet guns to bruise and break the skin.

What the ever loving fuck was wrong with them? I really feel when it comes to guns America is becoming a weird parody of itself.