Baltimore’s Endless Pursuit of Keith Davis Jr.

In a case of mistaken identity, Baltimore police fired 44 shots at Keith Davis Jr., hitting him three times. He now faces his fourth trial for murder.

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Officer’s Body Cam Fails To Capture Footage Of Woman Shooting Herself In The Head While Her Hands Were Cuffed Behind Her | Techdirt

A 19-year-old woman whose hands were cuffed behind her back when she committed suicide during a traffic stop in Chesapeake died of a gunshot wound through the mouth, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Source: Officer’s Body Cam Fails To Capture Footage Of Woman Shooting Herself In The Head While Her Hands Were Cuffed Behind Her | Techdirt

Texas Teens Can’t Graduate High School Until They’ve Been Told How To Behave Around Cops | Techdirt

To “pacify tensions” brought about by cops killing unarmed people, we’re instructing teens to become docile subhumans who should only respond to the presence of law enforcement in the manner law enforcement prefers. That’s the gist of the Community Safety Education Act Instructor’s Guide [PDF], which not only tells people to remain suitably cowed during traffic stops, but also gets the law wrong.The problems with the instruction manual (and the law… and required course itself…) begin at the beginning, in the “Tips for Educators.” The guide says instructors should remind students of their rights, as well as warn them that exercising them could get them killed.

Source: Texas Teens Can’t Graduate High School Until They’ve Been Told How To Behave Around Cops | Techdirt

Sheriff Says He Won’t Deploy Body Cameras Because He Doesn’t Want His Deputies Criticized | Techdirt


Something’s very wrong with Albuquerque-area law enforcement. The Albuquerque Police Department has been described as a “criminal enterprise.” These words didn’t come from an activist group or an enraged op-ed in the local paper, but rather from a departing District Attorney in a letter to the DOJ.The DOJ is at least partially aware of the Albuquerque PD’s criminal activities. Its 2014 investigation concluded APD officers routinely engaged in indiscriminate force deployment. Worse, those above the officers did almost nothing to curb misconduct and brutality. Beyond shooting citizens at an alarming rate, APD officers were found to be tampering with camera footage — an accusation brought by a private employee of the department in an affidavit presented to a judge.

Source: Sheriff Says He Won’t Deploy Body Cameras Because He Doesn’t Want His Deputies Criticized | Techdirt

Defense tries to exclude video from trial of cop shooting man in back | Ars Technica


Jury to be asked to consider self-defense in secretly recorded shooting.

Source: Defense tries to exclude video from trial of cop shooting man in back | Ars Technica

North Miami police officer shot caretaker of autistic man on ground | Miami Herald


The caretaker of an autistic man was shot in the leg by a North Miami police officer Monday, after a 911 call warned of a suicidal man in the street with a gun. There was no indication that a weapon was found.

Source: North Miami police officer shot caretaker of autistic man on ground | Miami Herald

Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention


Photographs and video of heavily armed police officers arresting protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend reverberated on social networks around the world.

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Journalists Arrested In Ferguson Promise Not To Promote The Settlement | Techdirt

on Wednesdsay, it was announced that a settlement has been reached in which law enforcement officers will receive more training. While the official details of the settlement were “confidential,” the Huffington Post got a copy of the settlement using a FOIA request and found some interesting details, including an agreement that none of the four journalists in question will “publicize” the agreement in any way

Source: Journalists Arrested In Ferguson Promise Not To Promote The Settlement | Techdirt

When Black Lives Didn’t Matter in New Orleans

Ten years ago today, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, police gunned down two black families on Danziger Bridge. A new book by Ronnie Greene tells their story.

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Body cam captures cop shooting motorist in head, murder charges follow | Ars Technica


Footage contradicts officer who said he was dragged by vehicle and had to fire.

Source: Body cam captures cop shooting motorist in head, murder charges follow | Ars Technica