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HOOSIERS PICKET INDIANA PIZZA SHOP, URGE CONGRESS TO PASS DOPA

WALKERTON, Indiana. – Hundreds of LGBT pizza-loving protesters picketed a small-town pizza shop in Walkerton, Indiana today after its owners announced they will refuse to sell pizza to same-sex couples. 179 more words

Politics

Police Kill More Americans In March Than In Entire UK Since 1900

More Americans Killed By Police In March Than In UK Since 1900

I mean, read the article.  That statistic really says it all.  The United Kingdom has gone through The Troubles in that time period.   240 more words

Politics

Weeklong Quebec crackdown on texting, using phone while driving results in 3,000 fines

A province-wide effort to crack down on drivers who text or use their hands while talking on a cellphone resulted in more than 3,000 tickets being issued in just one week. 149 more words

Local News

Whistleblower cop: Oxnard, Calif., police get gun and skull tattoos every time they shoot someone

Yet another out-of-control police department—getting tattoos to celebrate shooting people seems a very bad idea. Shaun King writes at Daily Kos:

At 1 AM this past Saturday, Meagan Hockaday, a 26-year-old African-American mother of three, was shot and killed…

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Law Enforcement

Two Boats Loaded with Marijuana at Mission Bay

April 1, 2015 (US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION)  Marine Interdiction Agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine (OAM), the Border Patrol, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) discovered two personal craft vessels loaded with marijuana totaling more than 1,270 pounds, valued at approximately $766,000.  292 more words

Press Release

US government surveillance of citizens steadily increases

Combine the increasing constant surveillance of US citizens by the government with the increasing militarization of police and the increasing immunity of police from any sort of accountability—plus the US government’s undeniable fondness for, and support of, repressive dictatorships, and you can see the future. 904 more words

Daily Life

Why a police department should not be in charge of investigating its own misdeeds

The reason a police department should not investigate its own misdeeds is the same reason we do not put criminals in charge of investigating their misconduct. 25 more words

Law Enforcement