Posts Tagged ‘policing’

Lee Camp: 19 Facts About American Policing That Will Blow Your Mind

With all the protests and anger and violence across the country, a justified discussion about policing has begun on our corporate media airwaves. (I would say the discussion is overdue, but in fact, we’ve had it roughly every three years for the past 40 years.) However, despite all the coverage, a deeper debate sits ignored […]

Guardian: Policing not about enforcing law…but about enforcing white supremacy

Guardian: On Friday the CNN journalist Omar Jimenez was arrested on live television as he covered protests of police brutality in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jimenez identifies as African American and Hispanic, and when the cops confronted him, he did just what minority parents tell their kids to do. Jimenez cooperated; he was respectful, deferential even. He said “we can move back […]

“Deadly Exchange”: America’s Racist Policing Has Roots in Israel

Racism and violence against people of color in the U.S. is nothing new. In fact, the United States, with its claims to be “the land of the free,” has always been a racist, genocidal and violent state. It was founded on genocide of the native people and on the backs African slaves. The United States […]

31 March Update — Policing the Corona State

‘UK police chiefs urge forces to prioritise persuasion in tackling virus‘, the Financial Times wrote today, quoting Liberty who warned: ‘The broader aim of protecting public health will be undermined by harsh and heavy handed policing.’ JusticeGap had a similar article. Police warned against ‘overreach’ in use of virus lockdown powers according to The Guardian […] […]

2 April Update — Policing the Corona State

After a number of days where there have been repeated concerns about the implementation of emergency powers, the police’s own lawyers have advised them that they are wrongly applying the lockdown regulations. A guide produced by barristers at 5 Essex Court chambers pointed out that the rules do not restrict outside exercise to only once […] […]

3 April Update — Policing the Corona State

POLICING Today, Greater Manchester Police announced it was launching an online webpage for people to report anyone breaking lockdown rules. In response, Netpol said, “we need to talk (at a safe distance) to people in our communities, not denounce and criminalise them. Our neighbours are not the enemy!” Police Scotland has confirmed that so far […] […]

Come Home, America: Stop Policing the Globe and Put an End to Wars-Without-End

“Let us resolve that never again will we send the precious young blood of this country to die trying to prop up a corrupt military dictatorship abroad. This is also the time to turn away from excessive preoccupation overseas to the rebuilding of our own nation. America must be restored to a proper role in […]

Group That Sued LAPD Over Controversial Data Policing Programs Claims Victory

Group That Sued LAPD Over Controversial Data Policing Programs Claims Victory Above Photo: Jamie Garcia, left, and Hamid Khan of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition speak out at a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting in July 2018. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, a grassroots advocacy organization, claimed a major […]

No laughing matter: PC policing would make ‘Monty Python’ and other classic comedies ‘crimes’ today

   The classic British comedy series ‘Monty Python’ is 50 years old this month, but the sobering fact is that it, along with other shows of the era, would not be made today due to politically correct policing. The Spanish Inquisition was a series of sketches in a 1970 episode of ‘Monty Python.’ Whenever a […]

No laughing matter: PC policing would make ‘Monty Python’ and other comedies ‘crimes’ today

The Spanish Inquisition was a series of sketches in a 1970 episode of ‘Monty Python.’ Whenever a character said “I didn’t expect a Spanish Inquisition,” the Spanish Inquisition would turn up with the words “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.” The thing is today, all comedy writers do expect the PC Police Inquisition, so they self-censor. […]

BEST OF THE WEB: Policing for profit: How civil asset forfeiture has perverted American law enforcement

   Picture this: You’re driving home from the casino and you’ve absolutely cleaned up – to the tune of $50,000. You see a police car pull up behind you, but you can’t figure out why. Not only have you not broken any laws, you’re not even speeding. But the police officer doesn’t appear to be […]

The TAPS Act, Predictive Policing, and a PreCrime Dystopian Nightmare?

August 24, 2019 By Michael Boldin If you’ve seen the film Minority Report – or read the Philip K Dick short story it’s based on, you’re familiar with the idea of “precrime.” It’s a dystopian vision of a predictive policing system where government detains people before they commit a given crime. Is that what the […]

Australia to Start Policing Facebook’s and Google’s Algorithms

By Sean Walton Australia’s antitrust watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has announced that it plans to set up an office that is dedicated to nothing else other than policing the algorithms tech giants like Facebook and Google use to generate their income, reports Reuters. This is part of reforms designed to rein in the […]

How American Corporations Are Policing Online Speech Worldwide

… The architects of Silicon Valley’s big social media platforms never imagined they’d someday be the global speech police. And yet, as their market share and global user bases have increased over the years, that’s exactly what they’ve become. Today, the number of people who tweet is nearly the population of the […]

The Racist Roots Of American Policing: From Slave Patrols To Traffic Stops

Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes in recent years helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. But tensions between the police and black communities are nothing new. There are many precedents to the Ferguson, Missouri protests that ushered in the Black Lives Matter movement. Those protests erupted in 2014 after a police […]

To Create True Sanctuary Cities, We Must End Racist Policing

To Create True Sanctuary Cities, We Must End Racist Policing Above Photo: An undocumented immigrant is frisked by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer at an ICE processing center on April 11, 2018, at the US Federal Building in lower Manhattan, New York City.JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGES Cities across the US have enacted sanctuary […]

Out of control policing; ‘It’s open season on Americans by US police forces’

 According to an article in Techdirt, Congress has passed a bill making it a hate crime to attack police. Why do we need this law? We don’t. But don’t let that stop the bill’s sponsors from arguing otherwise.“In rural and urban areas alike, law enforcement officers face heightened risk every time they put on their uniforms,” Heitkamp […]

Artificial Intelligence for Policing Stirs Ethics Concerns

A leading vendor of police body cameras and other law enforcement technology announced Thursday it would convene a panel of experts to serve as an “artificial intelligence ethics board.” The company, Axon, formerly known as Taser, says its ultimate goal in developing artificial intelligence technology is to remove the need for police officers to do […]

Palantir Has Secretly Been Using New Orleans to Test Its Predictive Policing Technology

Palantir Has Secretly Been Using New Orleans to Test Its Predictive Policing Technology February 28th, 2018 Via: The Verge: The program began in 2012 as a partnership between New Orleans Police and Palantir Technologies, a data-mining firm founded with seed money from the CIA’s […]

Corrupt Gun Unit Shows Why Policing Can’t Be Reformed

Corrupt Gun Unit Shows Why Policing Can’t Be Reformed Above Photo: From  Therealnews.com STEPHEN JANIS: This is Stephen Janis reporting for The Real News Network in Baltimore City, Maryland. With the revelations of corruption in the Gun Trace Task Force, we talked to Dr. Lawrence Brown of Morgan State University about the future of policing. […]

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