Category Criminal Justice System

Cop Fired For NOT Shooting Man Who Had An UNLOADED Gun — Counter Current News

We’ve documented countless cases where cops kept their jobs and got a paid vacation after killing unarmed people, killing people after responding to the wrong house, killing people and then lying about it . . . , but what about an ex-marine cop being fired after NOT killing someone armed with an unloaded gun pointed […]

First of Its Kind Study Shows 55,400 People Hospitalized or Killed by US Cops in a Single Year — Counter Current News

If anyone needed a reminder that America has a police brutality problem, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile provided it. Actual numbers on violent police encounters are difficult to come by, but this dearth of data is getting more attention. New research published in the British Medical Journal demonstrates the danger posed to… via […]

Slavery LEGALIZED In United States; Here’s How We’re Being Tricked Into Supporting It — Counter Current News

Though slavery was supposedly made illegal in 1865, it has continued in the form of a legal cluster-fuck. Because of a loophole in the 13th Amendment, slavery has been allowed to continue “as a punishment for crimes” and the prison industry has taken full advantage of this. Corporations have lobbied to change the definition of what… […]

Micah Xavier Johnson and Gavin Long: Seventeen Reasons

Micah Xavier Johnson and Gavin Long: Seventeen Reasons Micah Xavier Johnson and Gavin Long: Seventeen Reasons by Paul Street “U.S. prosecutors and courts continue to deny Black Americans anything remotely close to real justice.” Judging by the coverage and commentary on corporate media telesecreens, good Americans are supposed to be surprised (as well as horrified) that […]

Cop Prop

Cop Prop by MARK GRAHAM In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad wrote: “The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea […]

Stop Police Lynchings

Needed police reforms Institute for Policy Studies It’s going to take a long time to repair the damage, but smart reforms that minimize police violence and racial bias — and improve accountability and transparency — can help put us on a path to better policing and safer communities. Here are a few of them. Institute […]

Chicago Police Adopt Israeli Tactics

By Todd E. Pierce After more than a year of stonewalling and what some might call obstructing justice, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an apology for the horrific execution of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason van Dyke. Laquan McDonald was the black 17-year-old who was shot 16 times by the police officer on Oct. 20, 2014. The video […]