- Up one level
- Arrest-related behavior
Police stops, arrests
- Capital punishment
- Civil Asset Forfeiture
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Prosecutorial conduct
- Wrongful conviction
- Judge Stuart Namm
- The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct
By Graham Rayman Tuesday, May 4 2010. The Village Voice
- Is That a Tape Recorder in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?
For 17 months, New York police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded himself and his fellow officers on the job, including their supervisors ordering them to do all sorts of things that police aren't supposed to do. For example, downgrading real crimes into lesser ones, so they wouldn't show up in the crime statistics and make their precinct look bad. Adrian's story first appeared as a five part series in the Village Voice, written by Graham Rayman. (41 minutes) Ira Glass
Act 2 from This American Life program 414: Right to Remain Silent. Stories about people who have the right to remain silent... but choose not to exercise that right.
Sep 10, 2010
- The Scandal of Racist Marijuana Arrests—and What To Do About It
The federal government has subsidized the criminalization of millions of young people simply for having a small amount of pot.
Harry Levine, October 30, 2013 | This article appeared in the November 18, 2013 edition of The Nation.
- The Nation, Nov 18, 2013 issue - marijuana
Blowing Smoke by Mike Riggs, Pot Reform's Race Problem by Carl L. Hart, The scandal of racism marijuana arrests by Harry Levine, Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom by Martin A. Lee, Prescription: Cannabis by Martin A. Lee, Will Medical Pot Survive? by Kristen Gwynne, High Times by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian. Cover photo of the Choom Gang.
- This American Life - 548: Cops See It Differently, Part Two
548: Cops See It Differently, Part Two
Feb 13, 2015
This American Life from WBEZ
- Ferguson, Missouri
- Fresh Air - In 'Bastards Of The Reagan Era' A Poet Says His Generation Was 'Just Lost'
In 'Bastards Of The Reagan Era' A Poet Says His Generation Was 'Just Lost' Updated December 8, 2015 "In 1996, Reginald Dwayne Betts — a 16-year-old honor student with braces — used a pistol to carjack a man who had been sleeping in his vehicle. Shortly thereafter, he was caught, sentenced as an adult and sent to an adult prison, where he served more than eight years, including one year in solitary at a supermax facility."
- NY Times - Rigging of Foreign Exchange Market Makes Felons of Top Banks
Rigging of Foreign Exchange Market Makes Felons of Top Banks By Michael Corkery and Ben Protessmay, May 20, 2015 Note that say "felons of top banks", Not "top bankers". Prison is for people who steal smaller amounts!
- NY Times - U.S. Drops Charges That Professor Shared Technology With China
U.S. Drops Charges That Professor Shared Technology With China Matt Apuzzo, NY Times, Sept 11, 2015 "WASHINGTON — When the Justice Department arrested the chairman of Temple University’s physics department this spring and accused him of sharing sensitive American-made technology with China, prosecutors had what seemed like a damning piece of evidence: schematics of sophisticated laboratory equipment sent by the professor, Xi Xiaoxing, to scientists in China."
- SPLC - Age of the Wolf
Age of the Wolf
This report was prepared by the staff of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The principal writer was Intelligence Project Senior Writer Ryan Lenz, with contributions from Southern Poverty Law Center Senior Fellow Mark Potok. The report was edited by Mark Potok.
Portions published in Intelligence Report, spring 2015
- What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform? By Kimbriell Kelly, Sarah Childress and Steven Rich | Nov. 13, 2015 PBS FRONTLINE and the Washington Post
- Code 9 - Officer Needs Assistance - the documentary
The Code 9 Documentary is Produced and Directed by Deborah Louise Ortiz. Deborah is the wife of a retired State Trooper who served 22 years in Law Enforcement. Michael has PTSD due to all he has seen on the job and the Code 9 film tells the stories of First Responders and families who are left to deal with the effects of stress and trauma of the careers they chose.
- This American Life - 581: Anatomy of Doubt
581: Anatomy of Doubt, Feb 26, 2016 This week, a story about doubt: how it germinated, spread, and eventually took hold of an entire community, with terrible consequences. A collaboration with The Marshall Project and ProPublica. The print version of this story was written by Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project and and T. Christian Miller of ProPublica. https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/12/16/an-unbelievable-story-of-rape?ref=hp-2-112#.fCX1vAWtd
- 5 Former New Orleans Police Officers Plead Guilty Over Danziger Bridge Killings
5 Former New Orleans Police Officers Plead Guilty Over Danziger Bridge Killings Bill Chappell, NPR, 4/20/2016 Nearly five years after a federal jury found them guilty of either gunning down unarmed civilians or covering up the incident on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge, five former police officers have entered guilty pleas as part of a deal with the government. The deal sharply reduces the penalties they faced before their initial convictions were overturned in 2013 over prosecutorial misconduct.
- Law Enforcement and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A Deadly Combination (8 min)
The Code 9 Documentary is Produced and Directed by Deborah Louise Ortiz. Deborah is the wife of a retired State Trooper who served 22 years in Law Enforcement. Michael has PTSD due to all he has seen on the job and the Code 9 film tells the stories of First Responders and families who are left to deal with the effects of stress and trauma of the careers they chose
- Video Shows Unarmed Black Man Pleading With Arms Raised Before Getting Shot by Police
Hudson Hongo, July 20, 2016 On Wednesday, WSVN aired a cell phone video reportedly taken moments before caregiver Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police. In it, Kinsey, who survived, can be see lying on the ground with his hands raised, explaining that him and the autistic man he was assisting are unarmed.
- FBI's warning of white supremacists infiltrating law enforcement nearly forgotten
Samuel V. Jones , theGrio, May 12, 2015
- Fresh Air - Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPD
July 21, 2016 Eric Adams joined the police department intent on reforming it. "If I was not a voice for change it would bother me," he says. He was on the force for 22 years. Now he is Brooklyn's borough president. (See also http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/07/21/486688683/im-petrified-for-my-children-will-racism-and-guns-lead-to-americas-ruin)
- The State of Things - The Jumpsuit Project
WUNC, The State of Things. Anita Rao & Frank Stasio (interviewer). When Sherrill Roland was in his last year of graduate school at UNC-Greensboro, he was charged for crimes he did not commit in the District of Columbia. He spent ten and a half months in a jail with a reputation for its poor conditions and inmate treatment. Once he was released, many assumed he would pick back up where he left off and return to life as normal, but Roland could not shake the experience of being behind bars. He decided to channel it into his graduate school work.
- A Life Undercover: Meet Retired DEA Special Agent Rosalynde Fenner
By Anita Rao & Frank Stasio, The State of Things, WUNC Radio, 1/25,30/2017. Rosalynde Fenner spent 25 years as a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. She served abroad as part of 'Operation Snowcap' in 1988, 1989 and 1991. She is now a faculty member at Saint Augustine University in Raleigh NC.
- The State of Things - Citizens Police Data Project
Host Frank Stasio talks with Jamie Kalven. Broadcast February 8, 2017. In the mid ‘90s, writer Jamie Kalven became immersed in Stateway Gardens, an impoverished and embattled public housing community on the South Side of Chicago. Kalven created a grassroots public works program, served as an adviser to resident leadership, and eventually started an online publication to document the conditions of life in the community. After witnessing years of unconstitutional and abusive policing, Kalven began to report on police abuse in the neighborhood. This reporting eventually paved the way for a legal decision establishing that police disciplinary records in the state of Illinois are public information.
- Fresh Air - 'Punishment Without Crime' Highlights The Injustice Of America's Misdemeanor System
WHYY Fresh Air, Jan 2, 2019. Terry Gross speaks with former federal public defender Alexandra Natapoff says 13 million misdemeanors are filed each year in the U.S., trapping the innocent, punishing the poor and making society more unequal. Natapoff authored the new book Punishment Without Crime How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal. Includes transcript.
- Cops on a crime spree (56 min)
From Reveal, a co-production of The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Reported by Mary Rose Madden, in partnership with WYPR. June 2, 2018. Includes transcript.
In 2018, eight former Baltimore police officers were convicted on federal racketeering charges stemming from an FBI investigation. They belonged to the Gun Trace Task Force, an elite force charged with getting guns off the city’s streets. Instead, the plainclothes cops roamed Baltimore neighborhoods at will, robbing people on the street, breaking into homes to steal money, drugs or guns and planting evidence on their victims.
- The Central Park Five, a film by Ken Burns
The Central Park Five, a film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.