Every week at CopBlock.org we bookmark many stories of police abuse, corruption and brutality; as well as other stories of an entire justice system gone awry. Unfortunately we do not get to write about all of them in detail due to time constraints. Yet we often feel like we forgot something at the end of the week by letting all of these stories go untold to our readers. So in the interest of exposing more of the police state folly we now bring you this weekly column of headlines of law enforcement and its corollaries in the news around the internet.
July 6th through 12th, 2015
Police Add Insult To Injury After Mugging
“Either open your doors or open those job opportunities for officers capable of respecting the citizens of Baltimore and recovering the dignity of an institution that has proven itself to be nothing more than a joke.”
Maryland State Police Trooper Charged with First Degree Sex Offense
“An investigation revealed that Tucker and the female victim agreed to engage in a sex act in exchange for payment, according to police. The victim said that during that encounter, Tucker pointed a gun at her and forced her to engage in another sex act against her will, according to police.”
Michigan Cop Charges Black Graduate Student with Felony for
Driving to A Well-Lit Area
“I live in Detroit, and I know some people who were robbed by fake police officers,” Wallace said. “I was taught to find a well-lit area to pullover in. I was not speeding up, turning off my lights or trying to get away.”
New York City Settles With 6 Occupy Wall Street Protesters
Pepper-Sprayed by the Police
“New York City has agreed to pay a total of $332,500 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who said the police unjustly blasted them with pepper spray four years ago in an episode that helped propel the movement into the spotlight.”
Extreme DUI Arrest Could Cost Phoenix Cop His Job
“The arresting officer reported seeing a vehicle with only one headlight in the area of Highway 347 and Bart Road near Maricopa, which is south of Phoenix.
The law requires two functioning headlights. As the officer followed the vehicle, it reportedly was swerving from left to right and crossing the lane lines on both sides.”
FBI Reviewing Dehydration Death In Island Co. Jail
“Island Prosecutor Greg Banks is also reviewing the case of 25-year-old Keaton Farris of Lopez Island, found dead April 8. The county coroner determined Farris died from dehydration and malnutrition. Water had been shut off to his cell.”
FBI Probing Florida Police Shooting of Man with Air Rifle
“McBean, 33, was shot July 31, 2013, outside his apartment complex near Fort Lauderdale by Deputy Peter Peraza after 911 callers reported a man openly carrying what appeared to be a real rifle down a busy street. McBean’s family says it’s likely the music in his earbuds prevented him from hearing commands by deputies to drop what they later discovered was an authentic-looking air rifle.”
Coignard’s Family Plans $10M Lawsuit in Police Shooting Death
“The family of a teen shot and killed in the lobby of the Longview Police Headquarters plans to file a federal lawsuit on Tuesday. It comes after a grand jury declined to indict the three officers involved in the shooting death of Kristiana Coignard.”
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