Guardian Calls On Public To Contribute To “The Counted” Project

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Earlier this month, we published a post about The Guardian’s “The Counted” project, which is an interactive reporting project aimed at tracking all police killings in the United States, and seeks to serve as a resource for families to share their stories and press for change. (See “The Counted” project here). The site also features […]

The Guardian Debuts “The Counted” Project to Track Police Killings

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The Guardian recently contacted Cop Block with exciting news of a new project. The Guardian has released the most comprehensive available statistics on police killings in the United States, which include deaths by shooting, tasering, police-vehicle, and other deaths related to police custody. From The Guardian: Black Americans are more than twice as likely to […]

Stockholm Syndrome Sufferers Take Up Defense Of Police

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An image of Baltimore citizens forming a defensive line in front of Baltimore police has gone viral and the sheeple of the world are gushing with utterly misguided and misplaced feelings of positivity and inspiration. The photograph depicts what probably are a bunch of really nice men standing in solidarity with police. People are practically melting […]

Scientism and the Police State

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Scientism is another contentious topic that I think can shed some light on the emergence of the police state. It is one of the many angles from which we can explore the problem of police corruption, abuse and violence in order to gather a bigger picture of issues so complex that they cannot be explained […]

Fatal Encounters Tracks Killings by Police Employees

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It is telling that all sorts of documentation and statistics are kept about police employees who are killed by non-police employees, but the inverse – non-police employees killed by police employees – is not similarly tracked. That’s why I was so excited to learn of Fatal Encounters, which seeks to create an exhaustive database of […]

CopBlock.org Website Additions

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Over the last month we’ve made some changes here at CopBlock.org. The most-visible and biggest undertaking was the a site revamp. Thanks to some good planning ahead of time and the involvement of the good folks at Liberty Web Alliance it went off without a hitch. While the last iteration of CopBlock.org was functional and […]

Infographic: A Neutral Look at Police Brutality

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A Neutral Look at Police Brutality, shared with CopBlock.org by Matthew Pelletier of http://Accelerated-degree.com cites outlets such as DOJ’s National Criminal Justice Reference Service for a somewhat inside look behind the thin blue line. I love these infographics – they take seemingly-dry statistics and make them visually appealing, which helps in their overall objective of […]

Media Only Tells Half the Story

The headline “Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers Up Sharply” was recently featured on Drudge Report.  Once again the media gets it wrong and only tells half the story.  MyFox out of New York recently reported that: The number of law enforcement officers who were killed nationwide has jumped nearly 17 percent. Newly released statistics from […]

Police get paid vacations and overtime for gangland-style beating of honors student

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Three Pittsburgh officers were given lengthy paid vacations with overtime pay after beating and torturing an 18-year-old honors student.

Is Violence Against Cops Really Increasing?

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Attorney General Eric Holder is concerned about the number of law enforcement deaths that have occurred so far this year. In fact, he is so concerned that he has announced a new Law Enforcement Safety Initiative. But, is violence against cops REALLY increasing?