Eleven (Count ’em, 11) Harris County Sheriff’s deputies fired for torturing, murdering an inmate off-camera.

And another six were suspended for it. There's so much misconduct and crime committed by American cops that I can't even take a weekend break without falling dozens of stories behind. This one was published by the Houston Chronicle, AP, The Washington Post, and The Whole World, on May 28th. The victim was one Jaquaree …

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Three Tacoma cops charged with killing Manuel Ellis. So far.

Tacoma Police Department Officers Christopher Burbank and Matthew Collins have been charged with second-degree murder. Officer Timothy Rankine has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the case. A Pierce County sheriff's deputy is also under investigation. In the past 40 years, only three other Washington cops have ever been prosecuted for killing anyone. It's a …

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Right-wing extremist cops perpetuate voter fraud myth in Wisconsin.

File this under insurrectionist pigs. Make that, racist insurrectionist pigs. From The Washington Post, May 26, 2021: Despite little evidence of fraud, Wisconsin Republican leader hires retired police to probe 2020 election By Katie ShepherdMay 26, 2021 at 11:24 p.m. PDTAdd to list A top Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin announced Wednesday that he is hiring retired …

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Mother of Tamir Rice vs. the Cleveland cop union.

Watch closely how a cop union, the court, and "The Law" will interact to work against her. In 2014, Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann jumped out of his cruiser at a playground and immediately shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice. In the space of a couple of seconds. No thought process, just the killer instinct …

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Trump’s Organization now under criminal investigation. Cops support him anyway.

Here are tonight's headline stories: NYT, May 18, 2021: New York’s Attorney General Joins Criminal Inquiry Into Trump Organization Politico, May 18, 2021: New York state investigation into Trump is now a criminal probe WAPO, May 18, 2021: Investigation of Trump Organization now exploring possible criminal conduct, N.Y. attorney general’s office says Meanwhile, Trump's lackeys …

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This is what makes cop unions so loathsome.

We're cops. We don't have to be honest. Timothy Loehmann, then-rookie Cleveland cop, shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014. He was fired in 2017 for lying on his employment application, and now wants the Ohio Supreme Court to reinstate him. The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association is helping him to get his job back. …

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When the going gets rough, the rats abandon ship.

Good news from that incredibly disreputable agency, NYPD. A brief excerpt from the ever-loathsome, yet enlightening, right-wing cop rag, The Police Tribune, April 27, 2021: More Than 5,300 Cops Left NYPD In 2020, Exodus Continuing In 2021 Sandy Malone 19 hours ago New York, NY – New York Police Department data showed a 75 percent …

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The Criminal-Industrial Complex

On April 27, The Washington Post published an extensive story on the same issues I wrote about earlier in the day: how American cop culture fights citizen oversight and accountability. I call it the Criminal-Industrial Complex. Mine was just a blog post. The Washington Post story is an in-depth investigative report, the stuff of good …

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Cop unions paid for Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney.

Despite a supposed "condemnation" of him last summer. Excerpted from "After Chauvin Conviction, Police Consensus On Reform Remains Elusive," National Public Radio, April 22, 2021: The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, the union that represents officers in the Minneapolis Police Department, last summer disavowed once-member Derek Chauvin. The union has also resisted police reforms at the …

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Good news: a dirty dozen resign.

Any time a dozen union cops band together and resign their duties (if not their jobs), something's probably going in the right direction for good change. And, if you can believe the union spokesperson for the Albuquerque cops (I don't), some 20 of the city's "finest" have left the department over the past two months …

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