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Report: Police Officers Stop Black Californians 132% More Than Expected

A California Department of Justice (DOJ) report released last week states that African Americans in California are stopped by law enforcement officers 132% more than expected, based on a comparison of stop data and residential population.  

Tyre Nichols Death Spurs Justice Department Police Review

The Justice Department announced Wednesday, March 8, that it will review the Memphis Police Department policies on the use of force, de-escalation strategies and specialized units in response to the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols during an arrest.  Meanwhile, a judge ordered that video footage and other information pertaining to the Nichols case that was expected to be released Wednesday must be delayed to give lawyers time to review it.

Thousands of Police Officers Outed in Slew of Racist Facebook Posts

“One of the reasons that I don’t think it’s an individual problem is that these folks are talking to each other. There are a lot of posts that have eight comments underneath them, and three of those comments are by other police officers, and in those long comment threads you often see a kind of piling on,” said Philadelphia-based attorney Emily Baker-White.

Before Police Encourage the Public to Snitch Maybe They Should Lead By Example

The next time a police officer tells you “if you see something say something,” I want you to look them square in the eyes and say, “you first.” The only thing worse than watching the execution of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke and the following cover up that resulted in Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez delaying the release of the tape for over a year—is the fact that Van Dyke is the only person facing criminal charges. There seems to be an unwritten rule for prosecutors that dictates that only the most liable officer