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Miami, FL — In December of 2015, a “hero” police officer made headlines when he took to his Twitter account and declared that Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was killed by Cleveland police for playing with a toy gun, was a thug. Since then, as officer Javier Ortiz was …
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Springfield, MA — As the Free Thought Project has reported extensively, police officers, even when found at fault for their abusive actions, are almost never held personally liable. It is the taxpayers who foot the bill. However, a new trend in accountability seems to be happening more often, and will …
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“Mommy, am I gonna die?”— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches “‘Am I going to get shot again.’”—2-year-old survivor of a police shooting that left his three siblings, ages 1, 4 and 5, …
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Cleveland, OH — In the land of the free, those tasked with ‘protecting’ society — often and with extreme prejudice — fall far short of providing anything resembling actual safety. Instead, law enforcement in America often chooses profit over people. An outrageous case out of Cleveland Ohio proves this point by …
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Los Angeles, CA — As the Free Thought Project has reported extensively, police officers, even when found at fault for their abusive actions, are almost never held personally liable. It is the taxpayers who foot the bill. However, a new trend in accountability seems to be on the rise, and …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Lawrence, KS — In an infuriating case of blue privilege, a cop, with mountains of evidence against him committing unspeakable crimes, will get to remain a cop — in spite of being arrested. To add insult to injury, this abusive cop is …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Miami, FL — In late January, Claudia Castillo pulled over Miami Police Lieutenant Javier Ortiz and accused him of speeding. She filmed the encounter and posted it to YouTube, where it went viral. In response to being caught breaking the law, Ortiz, …
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In another demonstration of stupidity, the City of Baltimore looks to ban of replica guns, aka toy guns. On Monday, the Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval to a ban on toy guns that look like real ones. Why did they do such a thing? A 14-year-old boy was shot …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. Genesee County, MI — (RT) The victim of a brutal police beating has been awarded $36.6 million in mostly punitive damages after a jury found five Genesee County Sheriff’s officers used excessive force. William Jennings, 42, was arrested in Michigan for driving …
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Article first appeared at The Free Thought Project. On Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight, discussing “Police Accountability,” John Oliver eviscerates the oft-touted argument police brutality, violence, misconduct, and excessive force can be chalked up to a “few bad apples” — instead of the institution of policing, itself. Sprinkling customary …
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