"A former St. Louis Police officer revealed over the weekend that he discovered that many officers were “deeply racist” after joining the force.
In a column for The Washington Post, NAACP Ethic Project head Redditt Hudson explained that he joined the St. Louis Police Department in 1994 because he wanted to help his community, but he soon learned “just how racist and violent the police are.”"
La Puente, CA– Rosleen Banner is calling for justice after a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy ignored her “beware of dogs” sign, entered her yard, pepper sprayed her pregnant dog Tata and executed her with three shots to the head. California Deputy Pepper Sprays Then Executes Pregnant Dog After Going to Wrong House | The Free Thought Project.
"The Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of African-American teenager Michael Brown is heartless but unsurprising. But it is important to place the case in context with the history of police violence investigations and prosecutions in high profile cases—and the systemic and racist police brutality that continues to plague the nation. In doing so, there are lessons for the movement for justice in the Michael Brown case, as well as for those who are engaged in the broader struggle against law enforcement violence. What follows, then, is a brief history of similar high profile cases where public outrage compelled the justice system to confront acts of racially motivated police violence—with, to say the least, less than satisfactory…
"CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 13-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department is charged with felony assault after striking a MetroLink passenger on the hand with his expandable baton following an argument. The county Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Friday charged 44-year-old Dawon Gore of Ferguson with second-degree assault. He was jailed on a $3,500, cash-only bond. Gore is accused of using excessive force against an unnamed 24-year-old light-rail passenger in late April at the Hanley Road station in Clayton. He’s been assigned to the department’s MetroLink unit since May…
…Uncle Sam could soon be coming after you on Canadian soil.
According to an <a href="http://embassymag.ca/page/view/crossborder-05-16-2012" target="_blank" data-rapid_p="1">article</a> in <em>Embassy Magazine</em>, the Harper government is moving forward on several initiatives that could give U.S. FBI and DEA agents the ability to pursue suspects across the land border and into Canada.