Posts Tagged ‘accountability’

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We are in an ongoing reign of terror by unaccountable police, across the land, who attack citizens routinely in a crime spree of historical note. Over the past few years I’ve seen hundreds of police assaults on citizens that should warrant prison terms. 

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Texas woman sues police after being ‘kicked, punched’ by 4 cops after tampon request

When can we just call it fascism in the mainstream media? The people entrusted with oversight of maniac cops refuse to do anything about the violence.

“I was on the floor on my stomach and Connelly punched me on this side of the face,” said West. “And I was being kicked and stepped on from behind, and she was punching me in the face. She punched me in the eye several times.”

West was then released without charge. She immediately made a series of photographs, detailing injuries all over her body, and contacted a lawyer, to file a case with internal affairs six days later.

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Police rampage.

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Surprise! Americans don’t like Gestapo free-for-alls in their hometowns.

#Gitmo2Chicago: protests target police ‘black site’

Some of us have been warning about this glaringly fascist shit since the 80s and before. Anyone remember COINTELPRO?

Six people and multiple Chicago attorneys came forward to the Guardian this week with detailed accounts of police holding suspects and witnesses for sustained periods of detention inside Homan Square, without public records, access to attorneys or being read their most basic rights – involving what they said included shackling, physical abuse and being “disappeared” from legal counsel and family. The Guardian’s recent investigation into Chicago police brutality began the week before, with a two-part account of the tactics of Detective Richard Zuley, who went fromChicago homicide investigatorto Guantánamo Bay torturer.

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Chicago police allegedly run domestic ‘black site’

Oh who’s the mayor of Chicago again?

That’s right, Rahm Emmanuel.

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Lawyers describe it as the domestic equivalent to a CIA black site. Their clients “disappeared there” for 12-15 hours before being arraigned. A man died there. Another man left with a head injury. A teenager went missing.

According to a reportpublished in the Guardian, though, this site is being run by the Chicago Police Department out of Homan Square in the city’s west side. And those operating the facility are denying detainees constitutional rights such as access to attorneys and legal counsel.

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18 U.S. Code § 2340A – Torture
(a) Offense.— Whoever outside the United States commits or attempts to commit torture shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, and if death results to any person from conduct prohibited by this subsection, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life.
(b) Jurisdiction.— There is jurisdiction over the activity prohibited in subsection (a) if—

(1) the alleged offender is a national of the United States; or
(2) the alleged offender is present in the United States, irrespective of the nationality of the victim or alleged offender.
(c) Conspiracy.— A person who conspires to commit an offense under this section shall be subject to the same penalties (other than the penalty of death) as the penalties prescribed for the offense, the commission of which was the object of the conspiracy.

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Police killings highest in two decades

WASHINGTON — The number of felony suspects fatally shot by police last year — 461— was the most in two decades, according to a new FBI report.