Category: POLICE

Why Killer Cops Walk

TODD MORTEN—Police officers as criminal defendants are simply unique. Police officers do not face the same risks by going to trial that other criminal defendants face due to the nature of the system to which they belong because the law is designed to protect them in a way that none of us others is protected. Imagine shooting your neighbor as he’s watering the grass and then later explaining to the jury that the sprayer he was holding looked a lot like a gun.


What US Police Protect and Serve Motto Means

STEPHEN LENDMAN—Victims of killer cops and other forms of police brutality, mostly Black males, understand the “motto” best of all. So does an unidentified 18-year-old Brooklyn woman, New York detectives Edward Martins and Richard Hall charged