Category: Police Misconduct

Sheriff in Florida shooting calls for power to detain over social media

Daniella Silva | NBC News | Source URL | Blog Archive The county sheriff in charge of investigating the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, pleaded with lawmakers on Thursday to give police and doctors more power to involuntarily hospitalize people for psychiatric evaluation over violent and threatening social media […]

Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties, Disproportionately Affects People of Color

Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL | Contact | PDF | Blog Archive San Francisco, California—Face recognition—fast becoming law enforcement’s surveillance tool of choice—is being implemented with little oversight or privacy protections, leading to faulty systems that will disproportionately impact people of color and may implicate innocent people for crimes […]

Seattle Ice Lawyer Charged with Stealing Immigrants’ Identities and Using Them to Commit Fraud

Christina Zhao Newsweek (Source) (Blog Archive) The chief counsel for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) team in Seattle has been accused of stealing immigrants’ identities and using them to defraud credit card companies. Raphael A. Sanchez was charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to a court […]

Police Dept. Now Having Parents Label Their Autistic Kids So Cops Don’t Kill Them

Rachel BlevinsThe Free Thought Project Olathe, KS – Police officers are making an attempt to keep from murdering innocent individuals who suffer from autism, by putting the burden on family members to ensure that their loved one with special needs is accompanied with a sticker. The car stickers, which were […]

Transparency Advocates Win Release of NYPD “Predictive Policing” Documents

Late last month, a Manhattan judge ordered the New York City Police Department to release documentation about the department’s use of secretive and highly controversial “predictive policing” surveillance technology, scoring a win for advocates of transparency on police policy. The documents came to light as part of a lawsuit against […]