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San Jose police union stalls officer cameras, cites ‘privacy’

Basic concepts of police professionalism were more or less born in Northern California, courtesy of a reform-minded police chief, as a history of law enforcement notes: August Vollmer, police chief in Berkeley, California, from 1905 to 1932, advocated the hiring

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Fullerton police chief doesn’t think verdict vindicated lethal cop

In the aftermath of the Kelly Thomas verdict, it’s been depressing to read the comment sections of Cal Watchdog, blogs, news sites and newspapers. A lot of oddly gleeful folks treat the verdict as evidence that police did the right

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Stunning verdict in Fullerton case: Rodney King, the sequel

I was as stunned by a verdict Monday afternoon as I have been my whole life. An Orange County jury cleared police officers of all charges in the beating death of homeless Fullerton resident Kelly Thomas. It's impossible not to see

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Eric Peters details why we fear the police 12

My favorite car reviewer and auto guru is Eric Peters of EricPetersAutos.com. In a new article he aptly explains how cops have gone berserk against citizens. Eric Peters: If it is reasonable – justifiable – for a cop to base every interaction with

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Police assault horror story

Even for this day and age of police harassment of citizens, this is a horror story, from New Mexico: A review of medical records, police reports and a federal lawsuit show deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, police officers

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Monterey Co. pays $2.6 million in wrongful death by cops

  This is from William Norman Grigg, America’s best reporter on police brutality: After eluding the police for more than a week, Alejandro Gonzalez surrendered in San Jose on January 10, 2011. The 22-year-old was the suspect in a non-fatal

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Kern County sheriffs seize cell phones to hide killing of citizen 8

May 14, 2013 By John Seiler Cops are getting out of control, especially in California. Not yet two years since the Fullerton police beat to death homeless man Kelly Thomas on July 5, 2011, comes this: “Blood stains are still

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Homeless man’s death stirred a furor 0

May 14, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Those who don’t understand why Fullerton residents are about to recall three of their city councilmen on June 5 ought to spend 33 minutes watching the videotape that District Attorney Tony Rackauckas

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FBI Checks Cop Killing in Fullerton 0

On July 5, Fullerton police beat to death an unarmed, harmless man, Kelly Thomas. The great Friends for Fullerton’s Future investigative news site has been breaking this story, and the Fullerton PD’s cover up of the six thug-cops, for weeks.

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