14 Cops Heroically Tackle, Abuse One-Legged Homeless Black Man, Fist-Bump To Celebrate

By JOHN PRAGER, Addicting Info – We don’t have a problem with police brutality in America. We have an epidemic. On Monday, Chaédria LaBouvier published her account of yet another abuse of a black man in America at the hands of those who are supposed to “serve and protect.” The man was thrown on the ground and intentionally placed in an extraordinary amount of pain — all because he was allegedly “waving sticks around.” LaBouvier says the incident was recorded on August 4 as she was visiting Medium’s head office to discuss a project. Running late for her meeting, LaBouvier noticed something disturbing as she walked by Twitter’s headquarters: “Though the takedown didn’t occur directly outside of the Twitter building on 9th Street, I began to see outlines of the incident unfold from there; a limping Black figure, wearing black, increasingly cornered by a wall of blue,” she writes. “By the time I had...

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San Francisco Cops Said It Was Legal To Murder Black Man Because He Was An ‘Animal’

By ESTHER YU-HSI LEE, ThinkProgress – The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) will investigate dozens of racist and homophobic text exchanges between a former SFPD sergeant convicted of corruption charges and four other police officers, the San Francisco Chronicle first reported. The texts made public Friday included jokes about Kwanzaa, calling African Americans monkeys, calling for the lynching of all African Americans, and even one that said, “Its not against the law to put an animal down.” The four officers have been on the force for at least a decade, with two having faced disciplinary action in the past. The revelation comes at a time when police practices around the country are under scrutiny for racial bias. The text messages came to light after the Attorney General’s office filed a motion to release the texts to keep former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger in custody as a way “to show...

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Bully Cop Arrests Public Defender for Trying to Protect Client’s Constitutional Rights

By Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project – San Francisco, Calif. – In a blatant attempt at intimidation, police handcuffed and arrested a San Francisco deputy public defender, Jami Tillotson, at the Hall of Justice for attempting to protect her client’s constitutional rights on Tuesday. The arrest was in response to her denial of officer’s attempts to photograph her client, and it raises serious questions about police intimidation, according to Public Defender Jeff Adachi. Tillotson was arrested and booked Tuesday on a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. “This is not Guantanamo Bay. You have an absolute right to have a lawyer with you when you’re questioned. Ms. Tillotson was simply doing her job,” said Adachi One of Tillotson’s clients had just appeared on a misdemeanor theft charge. As he was leaving the courtroom, plainclothes officers began to question him, according to authorities. Tillotson heard about her client being questioned in...

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