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Meet a New Kind of Neighborhood Watch, the Ones Who Police the Police

Eric Garner’s chokehold death put a spotlight on efforts to reform the NYPD from inside and outside the department by Christof Putzel @ChristofPutzel & Ranjani Chakraborty @ranjchak | Aljazeera America STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The guest of honor wasn’t at his own birthday party. On Saturday, Eric Garner’s family and friends gathered …

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The Militarization of Police in the US has Gotten So Bad, The Topic Has Made the Senate Floor

“How in the world can anyone say that this program has one lick of oversight?” The domestic acquisition of MRAPs, Armored Personnel Carriers, Grenade Launchers, and Sniper Rifles, have finally gathered the attention of law makers in DC. The realization of a standing army in the supposed “Land of the …

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Tragedy: California Cops Shoot 13 Year Old Boy for Carrying a ‘Toy Gun’

(AP) Calif. sheriff’s deputies shoot, kill 13-year-old SANTA ROSA, Calif. Northern California sheriff’s deputies have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy after repeatedly telling him to drop what turned out to be a replica assault rifle, sheriff’s officials and family members said. Two Sonoma County deputies on patrol saw the …

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