Posted by copwatch | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:04am story
Video of the hearing can be viewed or downloaded at the California state channel archives:
Look for the title “Joint Informational Hearing on Segregation Policies in California Prisons” dated October 9, 2013. It is just about four hours long, so it’s a very big file and takes a long time to download.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 10/28/2012 - 3:30pm story
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 07/26/2012 - 8:56pm story
Jul 26th, 2012 @ 12:28 pm @RobtheIdealist
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 01/06/2011 - 1:23am story
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 09/20/2011 - 4:44pm story
A message from Troy Anthony Davis September 10, 2011
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 03/04/2012 - 11:18pm story
In the Hole
by BILL QUIGLEY Feb 23, 2012
Posted by copwatch | Thu, 12/22/2011 - 10:32pm story
An alarming series of incidents offers some insight into how casual police have become about deploying "less lethal" weapons.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 12/16/2011 - 11:13am story
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 02/11/2012 - 10:44pm story
Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right — and that includes the outside of federal buildings, as well as transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties.
However, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs or video in public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply.
The ACLU, photographer’s groups, and others have been complaining about such incidents for years — and consistently winning in court. Yet, a continuing stream of incidents of illegal harassment of photographers and videographers makes it clear that the problem is not going away.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 09/23/2011 - 12:38am story
Troy Anthony Davis
Executed by the State of Georgia 11:08 PM Sept 21, 2011
Rest In Peace
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 09/20/2011 - 5:29pm story
Georgia Senator Joins SCHR to Urge Execution Staff to Strike & Refuse to Kill Troy Davis Date of Publication: 09/20/2011
Atlanta – Today, the day before Troy Anthony Davis is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection, Georgia Senate Democratic Whip Vincent Fort and Southern Center for Human Rights Executive Director Sara Totonchi have issued a joint statement calling upon the individuals charged with carrying out the execution to refuse to participate in the killing of a possibly innocent man.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 09/18/2011 - 5:49pm event
An Innocent Man Faces Execution in Georgia
Troy Davis faces execution in Georgia, September 21.
Davis was framed up, convicted, and sentenced to death for the murder of a Savannah policeman in 1989.
Please, call, fax or email today.
Stop the execution of Troy Davis!
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 09/18/2011 - 12:50am story
Troy Davis is set to die in under a week but advocates say there is 'too much doubt' to condemn him to death. Jesse Strauss Last Modified: 18 Sep 2011 14:02
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 07/01/2011 - 2:16am story
Davis's case has become an emblem for much of what is problematic about a capital punishment system that is riddled with racism, economic disparity and error.
June1, 2011 | “De’Jaun, come over here, I want to talk to you.”
De’Jaun Correia, a slender 13-year-old with thick corn-rows in his hair, sat down next to his uncle Troy Davis in the corner of the room. Troy described to De’Jaun what to expect now that he was approaching adolescence. “Your body’s gonna be changing…. Women, they go through things, and us guys, we go through things, too. The same thing happened to me when I was a young boy growing up.”
De’Jaun listened intently as his uncle explained the birds and the bees. It wasn’t the first time De’Jaun and Troy had had an intimate one on one. De’Jaun was more comfortable talking to his uncle, a sturdily built man with warm brown eyes, than anyone else.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 04/10/2011 - 9:52pm story
Gitmo in the Heartland
Alia Malek, March 10, 2011 Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 02/11/2011 - 3:34am story
Copwatch groups are made up of concerned community members, who take action to lawfully monitor local law enforcement activity in their neighborhoods. Copwatch groups are proactively working to reduce police violence and misconduct in exercising their right to hold the police accountable for their actions. Many Copwatch groups use video recording to document police misconduct, thereby shifting the balance of power between law enforcement agencies and the communities they patrol, and in some cases affecting changes in police practices and policies.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 09/26/2010 - 12:40pm story
For Immediate Release September 14, 2010
JACKSON, MS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi announced today the filing of a civil lawsuit on behalf of a Jackson man who was unconstitutionally arrested and imprisoned after exercising his first amendment right to observe a police interaction in a public parking lot and then asking for the officers' names and badge numbers.
"We do not have secret police in the United States," said Nsombi Lambright, Executive Director of the ACLU of Mississippi. "Observing police in public are fundamental rights, protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Individuals must know that they can exercise this right without fear of arrest."
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 07/07/2010 - 2:35pm story
"...three shootings — most officers go through their career with no shootings — it just raises a lot of concerns.”
'Deputy involved in June 2 shooting involved in two other shootings'
By JEREMY HAY
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Monday, July 5, 2010 at 5:32 p.m.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man last month in Santa Rosa has been involved in three of the 11 officer-involved shootings that the sheriff's office has recorded this decade.
Sgt. Mark Fuston, who on June 1 killed Albert Mike Leday Jr., 49, after a high speed chase, was one of two deputies who fatally shot a Windsor woman in 2000 after she pointed a toy gun at them. In 2003, he shot and injured a fleeing gang member.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 08/14/2009 - 12:44pm story
The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.
By Matthew Rothschild, August 12, 2009
The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.