I keep saying it: cop culture hates sunlight.

When they don't want you to watch, you'd better watch closely. Meet Alameda County Sheriff's Sergeant David Shelby. He tried using a new cop trick for preventing transparency, and it backfired. Badly. Another person off camera says, "Are you playing pop music to drown out the conversation?"Shelby tells the protesters, "You can record all you …

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Only a quarter of US law enforcement provides voluntary use-of-force data to the FBI.

Cops will never voluntarily provide true transparency. Nor can we trust them to. From The Washington Post, June 9, 2021. For a second year, most U.S. police departments decline to share information on their use of force FBI is trying to create a reliable database on police shootings, but only 27 percent of local and …

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Alabama ex-cop convicted of murdering his estranged wife.

Three police agencies hired him, a fourth gave him the gun to kill her. Here's another story about how the criminal-industrial complex works. It's a story about the revolving door in law enforcement, and how bad cops get hired over and over again by just moving from one agency to another. And it's a story …

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Two years later and exposed as corrupt, Louisiana State Police give up videos of Ronald Greene’s murder.

But only after they were exposed. And NOW they say they'll fire two of their Finest for it. Do you know what their badge says? From CNN, May 22, 2021: Louisiana releases footage of Ronald Greene's arrest that ex-officers say further erodes trust in police An autopsy report cites multiple contributing factors in Greene's May …

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Transparency if it suits them.

Andrew Brown's killing by 7 N.C. cops was recorded by body cameras. The criminal-industrial complex is working hard to suppress the video's release. The killing of Andrew Brown last week by Pasquotank County sheriff deputies may or may not have been justified. The cops claim that Brown was a dangerous felon and tried to escape …

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How cops lie: Derek Chauvin and the Minneapolis Police Department.

When Derek Chauvin murdered Mr. George Floyd on Memorial Day, 2020, the first public statement made by the Minneapolis Police Department was an official lie. Naturally, that lie made cops out to be 'just doing their duty,' and George Floyd as an 'unfortunate' victim of a coincidental "medical incident" that, they implied, he brought on …

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This is just the beginning. Now it gets even tougher.

It took 400 years to brew up the perfect storm needed to convict just one Derek Chauvin. There are thousands more out there. From now on, it will be much harder to convict criminal cops. And it will be even harder to fire pigs that skate the law. Cop culture and allies of cops will …

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Chauvin’s conviction doesn’t solve anything.

It just takes one monster off the job and off the street. Reprinted from Politico, April 24, 2021. OPINION | RACE IN AMERICA Have We Really Come That Far Since Rodney King? Three decades ago, it felt like America was finally waking up to police abuse. And yet here we are. People celebrate at George Floyd …

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Your pigs are showing again.

This is classic cop culture: see the Press as your enemy, and hassle them whenever you can. Use your badge and the law against them, whether or not it's justified or necessary. And enlist your local prosecutor, too. From AP News, March 5, 2021: Reporter faces trial in case seen as attack on press rights …

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