Militarized Police

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A group of journalists and activists is suing the New York Police Department for civil rights violations over its use of military-grade sound cannons known as Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) during protests against police brutality in 2014. The lawsuit , filed late Thursday against the city and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, charges that...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has used the covert cell phone spying...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Police in the U.S. are rolling out new technology that gives them "...

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Declaring "we're all in this together," Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, the new, black, homegrown police commander in Ferguson, ordered cops to remove SWAT gear and gas masks and then marched with protesters, prompting what observers called a stunning mood change in what had felt like a war zone hours before. Ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to replace clueless, thuggish local police, Johnson said he understood "the anger and fear (of) residents... We all want justice, we all want answers."