Police State

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
In the wake of 9/11, New York City police repeatedly violated safeguards meant to protect lawful political and religious activities from unwarranted surveillance, according to the department's own inspector general. A report (pdf) from the New York Police Department (NYPD)'s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), released Tuesday, found the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Protesters face armed police during a march for Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (Photo: Arash Azizzada/flickr/cc)
Since January, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has been using small...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A cell phone shows an image of police brutality protests in Baltimore. (Photo: Arash Azizzada/flickr/cc)
Civil rights groups filed a complaint with the Federal Communications...

Further

Marking this "holiday of horrors," another black guy dies - this time on video - another white cop walks. The failure of a New York grand jury to indict Daniel Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death quickly sparked a righteous wave of protests and furious chants of "This Stops Today." A stunningly tone-deaf NYPD offered the hashtag #Wehearyou and the vow they're "committed to rebuilding public trust." Hey NYPD: The people have had it. Eric Garner's father: "There is no justice system."
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