Police Departments

Exploring the Kyriarchy: A Morality Based in Power

Christian superiority, the patriarchy, and the concept of law and order can often seem hypocritical. But when one's morality is based in power, any justification of control is valid.

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KS Officer Detained a Man Moving into His Own Home

In August 2018 a Kansas officer detained a black man as he was moving into his new home.

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FL Former Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Black People

In September 2018 a Florida former police chief pled guilty to framing black residents for burglaries to increase his department’s clearance rate.

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Chicago Police Baited Low Income Black Residents to Theft Charges

In August 2018 Chicago police participated in a sting using a bait truck filled with expensive shoes in a low income predominately black neighborhood.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is antithetical to democracy and the United States Constitution, and it has no place in American government.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Criminalization of Race and Use of Force

White women use white men (i.e. police officers) to enact their white supremacy.

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CA Police Follow Black Man to See Who Was in His Car

In May 2018 a police officer in California followed a black man for ten minutes to see who was in his car.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Our Violent Culture

America's violent culture is more pervasive than mental illness or video games. We're having the wrong discussion.

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AR Black Police Officers File Discrimination Suit

In March 2018 four black police officers in Arkansas filed a lawsuit claiming that their police department and chief of police engaged in racist discrimination including retaliation for their complaints.

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MI Sheriff Accused of Racism, Sexism, and Ableism in Lawsuit

In February 2018 a Michigan sheriff was accused in a lawsuit of racism, sexism, and ableism.

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Police Accused of Bullying Teenager out of Reporting Rape by Officer

In November 2017 a lawyer claimed that nine police officers tried to bully a teenage woman who says she was raped by two police officers out of reporting the crime.

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Lawyers for NY Officers Charged with Rape Smeared Victim

In October 2017 lawyers for two New York police officers charged with rape attacked the victim’s credibility.

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LA Sheriff Complained About Releasing "Good" Inmates Who Work

In October 2017 a Louisiana sheriff publicly complained that new sentencing guidelines would release “good” inmates who perform work in the prisons.

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Director of MI State Police Derided NFL Players for Protest

In September 2017, as professional athletes in the NFL kneeled during the national anthem before games, the director of the Michigan State Police in a social media post described the players as “rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American degenerates.”

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MS Latino Man Killed by Police After Attempt to Serve Warrant of a Neighbor

In July 2017 Mississippi police shot and killed a Latino man while attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a neighbor.

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WA Police Killed Black Woman with Known Mental Health Issue

In June 2017 Washington police shot and killed a black woman who had called police to report a burglary.

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WI Officer Acquitted in Excessive Force Case

In June 2017 a Wisconsin former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black man.

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Large Study Found Widespread Racial Profiling of Drivers of Color

In June 2017 a Stanford University research study found that black and Hispanic/Latinx drivers were more likely to be searched, ticketed, and arrested than white drivers.

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PA Officers Regularly and Illegally Search Underwear of Young Black Men

In May 2017 a Pennsylvania newspaper highlighted what defense attorneys argue is a widespread practice of Philadelphia police of searching the underwear of young black men.

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Officer Fired for Excessive Force Is Reinstated Due to Arbitration Process in Union Contract

In April 2017 an officer who was fired for excessive use of force was reinstated due to an arbitration process built into the police officer’s union contract.

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Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions to “pull back” on Civil Rights Investigations of Police Departments

In February 2017 the US Attorney General stated that the Department of Justice will “pull back” on investigating and suing police departments for violations of citizens' civil rights.

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