All police employees - no matter how well-intentioned some individually may be - operate according to claimed double-standards. The "right" to steal money from others in their community to protect them. Justice can never be arrived at through that institution - not through more oversight boards, different personnel, or police-worn cameras. Incentives matter. A norm that positions some as "rulers" and others as "ruled" is not conducive to liberty. We can do better.

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Drug War Corrupts Two Chicago Police Officers

February 17, 2012 | 7 Comments

From MSNBC.com Sgt. Ronald Watts, 48, and Officer Kallat Mohammed, 47, were arrested Sunday night on federal charges alleging they stole $5,200 in government undercover funds on Nov. 21, 2011, from a homeless man who claimed to be...

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Too many laws, too many prisoners via the Economist THREE pickup trucks pulled up outside George Norris’s home in Spring, Texas. Six armed police in flak jackets jumped out. Thinking they must have come to...

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Ademo’s Arraignment on Wiretapping Charges

December 17, 2011 | 15 Comments

Yesterday I was arraigned on three counts of felony wiretapping – click here to read about Pete’s and my year long fight on MA wiretapping charges. If convicted I face anywhere from 11.5 to 21...

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. By David Ibata The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta police are launching an internal investigation into the case of a woman who was arrested by mistake and held in jail for nearly two months, Channel 2 Action News reports....

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Early last month, Cop Block covered the horrible charges that Michael Allison is facing (read the in depth coverage here), but since the podcast reaches a different audience, I thought it would be a good...

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Ziggy Marley: Why Marijuana Should Be Legal

August 5, 2011 | 1 Comments

Ziggy Marley recently did an interview with US Magazine with the release of his fourth solo album on the horizon. They talked about the new album, his family, the 30th anniversary of his fathers death,...

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Human Trafficking

August 5, 2011 | 11 Comments

According to CIA estimates, approximately 50,000 human beings were trafficked into the United States for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation in 2010. The victims of human trafficking are subject to cruel treatment...

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Last year I wrote about Ted White and his five year nightmare. Mr. White spent five years in prison after a police officer, who was sleeping with his wife, perjured himself in court. The officer’s...

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Cory Maye spent a decade in prison after killing a cop in self-defense....

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This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories

July 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

Ah, the crooked prison guards are back. We missed them last week, but we knew they wouldn’t stay away long. Let’s get to it: In Tallahassee, Florida, a Florida Department of Corrections guard was arrested last...

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Mass incarceration infographic

June 25, 2011 | 3 Comments

This infographic was created by the American Civil Liberties Union (click to enlarge):...

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According to a report from Fox News, state governments spend nearly four times more per capita on imprisoning people than on education....

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