Archive for the ‘PoliceAbuse’ Category

Comments Off on California Lawmakers Aim to Crack Down on Police Shootings, Open Police Conduct Records

REASON – The authorities are still investigating the circumstances that drove two Sacramento officers to shoot Stephon Clark, 22, in his own backyard while screaming that the unarmed man had a gun. But the outcry over the case has prompted one California lawmaker to introduce a bill that would change the rules about when police […]

Comments Off on Shoot First and Think Later: New at Reason

REASON – “Why’d you shoot me?” Amy Hughes, screaming and bleeding, asked Officer Andrew Kisela after he fired four rounds at her through a chain link fence. Thanks to the Supreme Court, a jury will not get a chance to consider that question. In a case that Jacob Sulum says illustrates how hard it is […]

Comments Off on Police Fatally Shoot a Brooklyn Man After Falsely Believing He Had a Gun

NEW YORK TIMES – New York City police officers shot and killed a black man who was known to be mentally ill on a Brooklyn street corner on Wednesday afternoon after he pointed what the officers believed was a gun at them, the authorities said. The object, however, turned out to be a metal pipe […]

Comments Off on Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept. SUV Knocks Down Police Abuse Protester, Then Drives Off

REASON – The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department poured gasoline on a fire when one of its cruisers struck a 61-year-old protestor Saturday night and then drove off. The woman, identified as Wanda Cleveland, was among the protestors rallying in response to the Sacramento Police’s fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, 22, while police were investigating a 911 […]