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How do you counter-protest those calling for less police brutality, less deaths of black people to them?
Get a bunch of white guys to wear hoodies saying "I can breathe", apparently. Seriously, what the fuck? How do they think that makes any kind of point bar privilege?
what-the-everliving-fuck  USA  police  crime  culture  protest  death  people-suck 
december 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tory MP calls police on handful of retired constituents delivering petition against lobbying bill 'gagging law' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'A handful of retired constituents delivering their local MP a petition might not sound the most terrifying of prospects, but it prompted one Tory politician to call for police protection.'
WTF  fail  politics  protest  lobbying  gagging-bill  UK  Conservative-party  police 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
£1000 certification required to apply to join the Metropolitan Police
Which'll be a fairly massive obstacle to having a diverse force. Especially given that it's no guarantee of a job once you have it.
WTF  money  police  UK  fail  poverty  diversity  via-Robin-Sutton 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
'It is time to end the war on drugs', says top UK police chief
'Mike Barton, Durham's chief constable, says NHS 'could be used to supply addicts' and urges drugs policy revolution'
UK  war-on-drugs  crime  health  interesting  organised  police 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
MI5 failures over Woolwich probably 'misjudgement' not lack of snoopers' charter, says Sir Chris Fox - Telegraph
'result of human misjudgement rather than lack of "draconian" powers to monitor email traffic, a former police boss said today.'
politics  terrorism  police  crime  War-on-Terror  privacy  surveilance  interesting 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Only half of officers 'would report colleague who punched suspect' - Telegraph
'for fleeing and resisting arrest, figures showed, as senior officers called for a new code of ethics.'
violence  police  crime  interesting  culture 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Police cautions under review, says Ministry of Justice
'concerns have been raised that they are being used to deal with repeat offenders and for those who commit serious crimes'
crime  interesting  police  uk 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Police spies stole identities of dead children | UK news | The Guardian
'Undercover officers created aliases based on details found in birth and death records'
information  identity  police  lies  surveilance  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Your Rights and Mobile Fingerprinting « Netpol
Many police forces are now using mobile fingerprint scanners. Know your rights as regards 'em.
posttofacebook  technology  police  crime  important  PSA  rights  interesting 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Met officers face judge over mentally disabled case - Channel 4 News
And their response? 'It's too much hard work to take people's disabilities into account, so we shouldn't have to!'
posttofacebook  human-rights  discrimination  police  fail  people-suck  disability 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Police demand DNA samples from gay men
'Men convicted of victimless homosexual offences three decades ago are threatened with arrest if they refuse to provide samples for the national DNA database.'
wtf  law  crime  discrimination  LGBT  what-the-everliving-fuck  posttofacebook  DNA  surveilance  police 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Police pay: Cuts and changes explained
'The Home Secretary is implementing a range of major reforms to police pay in England and Wales after two years of tense negotiations between officers and government.'
interesting  politics  money  cuts  police  employment 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The election where nobody voted
Some polling stations had zero turnout #pcc #omnishambles
fail  police  interesting  politics  UK  news  posttofacebook  omnishambles 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Greek police accused of using protester as human shield | World news | guardian.co.uk
Witnesses say the young woman was frogmarched in handcuffs ahead of riot police as protesters threw stones at officers
via-Zoe-Stavri  posttofacebook  protest  police  crime  law  unconfirmed-report  what-the-everliving-fuck  wtf 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
'If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newsletters'
interesting  surveilance  security  Do-you-feel-safe?  police  protest 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
DEA apologizes to student left in cell | UTSanDiego.com
'engineering student accidentally left in a holding cell without food or water for five days'
prison  police  what-the-everliving-fuck  USA  drugs  fail  law  via-Andrew-Ducker 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Criminals fall for beer sting | UK news | The Guardian
'Derbyshire constabulary sent letters to dozens of suspects who had evaded detention for several months, inviting them to ring a marketing company offering a free crate of beer. But when suspects called the number, they were unwittingly put through to Chesterfield police station.'
amusing  clever  police  crime  interesting 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Met facing mounting crisis as activist spying operation unravels | UK news | The Guardian
Senior police officers' judgment questioned as revelations emerge about the behaviour of undercover agents
interesting  crime  trust  lies  police  surveilance 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
France bans online videos of naughty coppers - Surrenders to the police unions | TechEye
'The Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris has ordered French ISPs to block access to a website designed to allow civilians to post videos of alleged police misconduct.'
police  abuse  technology  people-suck  wtf  censorship 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Go Ahead and Beat Your Wife, and Other Dumb Budget Cuts - Politics - The Atlantic Wire
As well as the previously linked to thing on not prosecuting domestic violence (which seems to be essentially a tactic/attempt to get someone else to pay for it), there's also watching someone drown because the Fire Department can't afford the lifesaving certification, and laying off the entire police force for six months.
wtf  abuse  money  government  American  death  police 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Common Crime Fighting Tactics (Statistics Say Don't Work) | Cracked.com
'Sure, we've come a long way since the days of hanging warty women for consorting with the devil, but that doesn't mean our justice system has made it all the way out of the dark ages. Lots of what you see police doing on Law & Order is based on techniques that are proven to not work so well. But change is hard, so the system stays the same…'
crime  police  law  culture  cracked  interesting 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
….and then there was silence | MinimumCover – The Police Officer Blog
Powerfully written piece on just one of the terrible situations you could find yourself in, being a police officer. Be advised: it's fairly harrowing.
police  comment  important  trigger-warning  death  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Police involved in the fatal arrest of Smiley Culture will not face any charges | UK news | The Guardian
"Met officers cleared of misconduct, but IPCC admits operation to arrest reggae star David Emmanuel was 'not satisfactory'"
police  law  crime  news  death 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Body of Burlington man missing since May turns up in his backyard shed : News-Record.com : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis
"A man reported missing to Burlington police in May was found dead Tuesday in a shed that was never searched by investigators and is in the back yard of the man's Tarleton Avenue home."
news  police  wtf 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Washington Man Wrongfully Arrested for Check Fraud at Chase Bank - ABC News
Black guytries to cash a (large) cheque at a bank. Bank refuses, has him arrested for cheque fraud. They fairly quickly work out they're wrong, ring up cops to say its a mistake. Cop they call is out, so the guy spends four days in jail. During which his car (left in the bank's park) is impounded then auctioned. Lack of car leads to him losing his job. One wonders at the likelihood of that happening to someone who wasn't black.
USA  dude...  racism  law  police  via-theweaselking  wtf  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
130 police officers broke rules to view files on Steven Gerrard's trial - Telegraph
The failed criminal prosecution of England footballer Steven Gerrard provoked
so much interest among police officers that 130 of them breached data
protection laws to view his file, it has emerged.

And if it's that easy to access it, then I bet the newspapers have been bribing for that information too…
corruption  police  law  important  interesting  people-suck  dude...  crime 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Police: Man Tried To Extort Money From Potato Chip Co.
Police said Pence left a note behind demanding $22,000 in $100 bills be put in a bucket.Officers said they put fake money in the bucket, and when Pence tried to reel the bucket to himself with fishing line, they moved in and made the arrest.
amusing  USA  dude...  crime  wtf  people-suck  police 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Courthouse News Service
 DAYTON, Ohio (CN) - Dayton police "mistook" a mentally handicapped teenager's speech impediment for "disrespect," so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup from "upward of 20 police officers" after the boy rode his bicycle home to ask his mother for help, the boy's mom says.
USA  dude...  law  police  wtf  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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