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It happened on Father’s Day: Rodney King dead, ‘stop and frisk’ at issue, immigration debated

This has certainly been an eventful Father’s Day …

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(Video) Why did police pepper spray peaceful UC Davis students?

If you haven’t seen this video, you should: And now, the story…

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The injuring of an Iraq vet at Occupy Oakland changes everything

I had a conversation yesterday with a fellow news person, in which we discussed what could truly change the “Occupy” movement from an interesting mass protest into a movement. In a word: violence.

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A country armed to the teeth, and a deadly time for law enforcement

It’s been a deadly 24 hours for police officers around the country, especially in Florida, where two shootings in just over a week have left five officers dead. When do we start having the conversation about how law enforcement can … Continue reading

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Update: Wilton Manors police chief, officers, shared emails wishing Obama dead

South Florida Times investigative reporter Elgin Jones has dug up still more emails shared between the police chief of Wilton Manors, a small enclave near Fort Lauderdale, and two of his top deputies. These are the same deputies to whom … Continue reading

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Video crazy: cop punches teen girl in the face

This is what you get for Jaywalking in Seattle: And yeah, both girls in the video receive jaywalking tickets, as well as being charged with “obstructing an officer.” Seriously. Of course, the police union is standing by the officer, with … Continue reading

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Florida shmucks of the week

As you’ve probably figured out, Florida is a target-rich environment for stupid people (hey, George Rekers!) In fact, when other states, like Arizona or Virginia, or Texas with their school curriculum that looks like it was written by Jed Clampett … Continue reading

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Boston cop faces termination for calling Gates ‘jungle monkey’

The latest news in the Henry Louis Gates arrest saga is that a 36-year-old Boston police officer thought it would be a good idea to email a ranting letter about the Gates incident which contained the racial slur, not just … Continue reading

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**Updated** Skip Gates: loud and tumultuous

**UPDATE** Prosecutors have dropped the charges against Skip Gates, calling the incident “regrettable.” The City of Cambridge and the Cambridge police released a statement: “This incident should not be viewed as one that demeans the character and reputation of Professor … Continue reading

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