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Mon Sep 8, 2014, 01:57 PM

Black Lawyers to Challenge Police Brutality in 25 Cities

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct.

Pamela Meanes, president of the Black lawyers and judges group, said that the NBA was already making plans for a nationwide campaign to fight police brutality when Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a White police officer following a controversial midday confrontation in a Ferguson, Mo.

Meanes called police brutality the new civil rights issue of this era, an issue that disproportionately impacts the Black community."

* The lawyers group will file open records requests in Birmingham, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; Phoenix; Los Angeles; San Jose, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; Louisville, Ky.; Baltimore; Detroit; Kanas City, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; Las Vegas; New York City; Cleveland, Ohio, Memphis, Tenn., Philadelphia; Dallas; Houston; San Antonio, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wis.

In a press release about the open records requests, the group said it will not only seek information about “the number of individuals who have been killed, racially profiled, wrongfully arrested and/or injured while pursued or in police custody, but also comprehensive data from crime scenes, including “video and photographic evidence related to any alleged and/or proven misconduct by current or former employees,” as well background information on officers involved in the incidents.

Not only will the NBA present their findings to the public, but the group also plans to compile its research and forward the data over to the attorney general’s office.

Meanes said that the group’s ultimate goal is to have a conversation with Attorney General Eric Holder and to ask him, and in some cases, demand that he seize police departments or take over some investigations that are going on in states or run concurrent investigations."

http://www.blackpressusa.com/2014/09/black-lawyers-to-challenge-police-brutality-in-25-cities/

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Reply Black Lawyers to Challenge Police Brutality in 25 Cities (Original post)
damnedifIknow Sep 2014 OP
Faux pas Sep 2014 #1
damnedifIknow Sep 2014 #2
geomon666 Sep 2014 #4
Dont call me Shirley Sep 2014 #9
Raster Sep 2014 #5
damnedifIknow Sep 2014 #6
Raster Sep 2014 #8
geomon666 Sep 2014 #3
A HERETIC I AM Sep 2014 #7
ncjustice80 Sep 2014 #10
Mercy_Queen Sep 2014 #12
geomon666 Sep 2014 #13
ncjustice80 Sep 2014 #16
malaise Sep 2014 #11
Cha Sep 2014 #14
Uncle Joe Sep 2014 #15

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:05 PM

1. Kickin'

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:11 PM

2. This is damn crazy

"According to the NBA, Dallas tops the list for police misconduct in the South and more than 60 unarmed Black men have been killed by the Dallas Police Department, since 2001."

WTF?

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Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:20 PM

4. I thought Albuquerque, NM had the most civilian deaths by cop. n/t

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 04:44 PM

9. Yes, but not majority black. They like shooting the homeless.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:27 PM

5. Absolutely believable. I lived in Dallas for 15+ years. The plantation mentality flourishes.

Trust me, the LAPD ain't got nothing on the DPD.

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Response to Raster (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:32 PM

6. More power to this group of attorneys and judges

Police brutality has to end for everyone. Damn it's nuts.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:43 PM

8. No one is safe and secure, until ALL ARE SAFE AND SECURE.

And unfortunately, too many police departments seem to consider themselves above and beyond the law... at everyone's detriment.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:18 PM

3. Good luck with Miami

So much corruption.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 02:38 PM

7. Jax is probably not far behind, but I will say this...

About the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office in that they require a 4 year degree. One of the few departments that do.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 06:49 PM

10. Simple solution to this.

Disarm the damn police. No guns, no bulletproof vests, no batons. Mace, handcuffs, radios only. Supervisors get tazers. A handful of shotguns are kept at the station, and can only be utilized with express, authroization by the chief of police, which must be followed by an incident report submitted to the DoJ if they are used. The DoJ will then open an investigation to see if charges are warranted against the police or not.

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Response to ncjustice80 (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 07:31 PM

12. That would last about 5 minutes.

 

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Response to ncjustice80 (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 09:12 PM

13. I'd at least give them the vests.

Until they learn to kill people with it at least.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 05:40 PM

16. Vests give them something to hide behind.

They shouldn t be getting in gunfights in the first place, and I thinj the vests make them more aggressive b/c they have less fear of being punched/stabbed/shot. If they didnt have their body armor to cower behind they would be forced to use their words and brains rather than brite force.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 07:28 PM

11. I hope they're checking how many have been railroaded

into the private prison system.

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 02:51 AM

14. Thank you for this good news, damnedifIknow!

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Tue Sep 9, 2014, 02:53 AM

15. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, damnedifIknow.

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