When Police Abuse and Kill People, Whose Fault Is It?

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When police unjustifiably abuse or kill people, Americans tend side with the police. Occasionally, when the abuse is horribly egregious (such as violence against children or the mentally disabled), Americans are partially awakened to some vague sense of injustice. For instance, most would probably agree Aiyana Jones, a 7-year old, did not deserve to be […]

An Institution Based on Coercion Can Never Supply Justice

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Video Captures Racial Profiling by NYPD Employee

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This content was shared by a person who stated that it’s “Clear evidence of racial profiling and aggression. Even tells a passerby he’ll arrest them for obstruction. Obstruction of what crime?” This is not my video. It was posted by a Youtuber Adam Saleh that I follow. I watch most of the Cop Block videos […]

Was Yahoo! News Story Ghostwritten by DHS Employee?

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On July 14th, 2014 a creative writing piece entitled Anti-government fervor puts cops at risk went live on the homepage of Yahoo! News. The byline listed as its author Jason Sickles. That day Sickles also shared the content via his personal Twitter account, replete with a graphic of a a flag-draped coffin carried by police […]

Mental Cages Precipitate Those Physical

Mental Cages Precipitate Those Physical

 Let him who would move the world, first move himself. – Socrates If someone was kidnapped from your community and went missing for years you’d be concerned. Say you lived in Manchester, NH, Murfreesboro, TN, Berkeley, CA, or Columbia, MO – what if the entire population of your town was snatched-up? That’s what happened in […]

Ladies of Cop Block Calendar Fallout: We Must Police Ourselves

Ladies of Cop Block Calendar Fallout: We Must Police Ourselves

I advocate that the disinfecting light of transparency be focused on those who act in the wrong. As such, I felt compelled to weigh-in on the inaction thus far by Lauren Wagner aka Lauryn Beth Faulkner to return money to donors of the 2014 Ladies of Cop Block calendar as was promised, in the hope that […]

Cops Wake Up! – Josie the Outlaw

Cops Wake Up!: Josie the Outlaw

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Stuck Between a Rock and a Badge – A Desperate Call For Help

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‘Exhausted‘ shares a personal story, and asks for some advice on the matter. I live in a reasonably small town of about 5,000 in New Hampshire. Not much goes on here, but we find ways to spend our time. Recently, my brothers and I have been hanging out together at my Grandmother’s house swimming and […]

Dale Brown of Detroit-based Threat Management Center is On-Point

Dale Brown of Detroit-based Threat Management Center is On-Point

In February of 2012 I posted a write-up to CopBlock.org titled, “Frustrated, Detroit Residents Compete with Police.” Included on the story was a picture of Dale Brown, founder of the Threat Management Center. A year later, when I knew I was to roll through Detroit as part of the Cop Block Tour, I reached-out to […]

An Inside Look at NYC Police Misconduct

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In a new book, Jammed Up, Robert Kane of Drexel University and Michael White of Arizona State University study police misconduct in New York City. Examining confidential files on 1,543 New York Police Department officers who lost their jobs for misconduct over a 22-year period, the authors explore factors that predict officer misconduct as well […]