Whistleblower: ICE Prison Does Hysterectomies at High Rates

The complaint, filed by the human rights group Project South, quoted a detainee from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Irwin County Detention Center saying that five women who had the procedure between October and December 2019 had told her that they “reacted confused when explaining why they had one done.” Multiple women claimed that they did not have access to proper interpreters and that medical staff often did not speak Spanish.

Source: Whistleblower: ICE Prison Does Hysterectomies at High Rates

Minnesota Cops Can Seize Your Car, Sell It And Keep The Profits, Even If You Didn’t Do Anything Wrong


Minnesota police are seizing cars from innocent people, selling the cars and keeping the proceeds under a wildly permissive civil forfeiture law supported by, you guessed it, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.

Source: Minnesota Cops Can Seize Your Car, Sell It And Keep The Profits, Even If You Didn’t Do Anything Wrong

Federal Court: No, You Fucking May Not Force Your Way Into A Home And Strip Search Six Very Young Children | Techdirt

As Lenore Skenazy reported for Reason last year, two government employees decided a single incident of a mother leaving her kids in the car was all the reason they needed to swing by the house and strip-search every one of her six children. The oldest was five years old. The youngest were a pair of 10-month-old twins.

Source: Federal Court: No, You Fucking May Not Force Your Way Into A Home And Strip Search Six Very Young Children | Techdirt

Top NYPD Official Says Cops Don’t Need To Worry About Being Criminally Charged For Violating Chokehold Ban | Techdirt

“We can’t be afraid. We’ve got every D.A. come out and say they’re not going to charge that,” Chief Terence Monahan said at a recent CompStat meeting, at which department brass discuss crime trends.

Source: Top NYPD Official Says Cops Don’t Need To Worry About Being Criminally Charged For Violating Chokehold Ban | Techdirt

Videos Show Minneapolis Cops Slashing Tires Of Medical Workers, Media And Protesters


Videos from a May 31 Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota show police officers wearing heavy tactical gear slashing the tires of multiple parked vehicles, with some officers allegedly targeting members of the media.

Source: Videos Show Minneapolis Cops Slashing Tires Of Medical Workers, Media And Protesters

NYPD Covering Badge Numbers at Protests Violate Own Policy


The National Lawyers Guild threatened to sue the city if NYPD officers did not end the widespread practice of covering their badge numbers.

Source: NYPD Covering Badge Numbers at Protests Violate Own Policy

Appeals Court Says No Immunity For Cops Who Shot A Man Standing Motionless With His Hands In The Air | Techdirt

Twelve minutes elapsed between Vasquez’s arrival and the officers’ fatal shots at Flores. During those twelve minutes, the deputies had a number of encounters with Flores, and ultimately deescalated the situation. It was only after Flores was standing nearly thirty feet from the deputies, motionless, and with his hands in the air for several seconds that the officers looked at each other and then decided to shoot Flores. The officers each fired a shot, and Flores fell to the ground.

Source: Appeals Court Says No Immunity For Cops Who Shot A Man Standing Motionless With His Hands In The Air | Techdirt

Orange County DA’s Office Shrugs Off Sheriff’s Deputies Falsifying Evidence Reports | Techdirt

Deputies booked evidence days, and sometimes weeks, after it was purportedly collected, according to an internal audit, which examined thousands of police reports filed between 2016 and 2018. Thirty percent of evidence was “booked out of policy,” according to a slide presentation describing the first audit’s findings. A second audit found that deputies had claimed to have collected evidence that was never booked.

Source: Orange County DA’s Office Shrugs Off Sheriff’s Deputies Falsifying Evidence Reports | Techdirt

LAPD Officers Faked Reports, Added Innocent People To Its Gang Database | Techdirt

More than a dozen Los Angeles police officers with the elite Metro Division are being investigated on suspicion of falsifying information they gathered during stops and wrongly portraying people as gang members or associates, according to multiple sources.The officers, assigned to special patrols in South Los Angeles, are suspected of falsifying field interview cards during stops and inputting incorrect information about those questioned in an effort to boost stop statistics.

Source: LAPD Officers Faked Reports, Added Innocent People To Its Gang Database | Techdirt

ICE Says Students Duped By Its Fake College Sting Should Have Known It Was A Sting | Techdirt

For most of the past year, ICE’s fake college sting has resulted in a long string of arrests, but not very many prosecutions.The sting involved a fictitious university set up by ICE to ensnare foreigners seeking to extend their US stays by complying with the law. That’s the underlying truth that was dismantled by ICE’s fiction. Visitors on student visas are allowed to stay in the country as long as they continue their studies.

Source: ICE Says Students Duped By Its Fake College Sting Should Have Known It Was A Sting | Techdirt