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MARYLAND GOV. LARRY HOGAN VETOES MAJOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILLS

MARYLAND GOV. LARRY HOGAN VETOES MAJOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILLS

Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., issued a press release on Friday declaring that he vetoed six pieces of legislation, including major reforms to Maryland criminal justice law designed to rein in law enforcement abuse of power.

The Department of Justice Enters Into Binding Consent Decree with the Cleveland Police Department

The Department of Justice Enters Into Binding Consent Decree with the Cleveland Police Department

After the Justice Department issued one of the most scathing reports ever written on a police department, the Cleveland Police just entered into a binding consent decree with the Department of Justice.

The Demilitarization Trick

The Demilitarization Trick

President Obama touts Camden as a model of police demilitarization. But the city has taken counterinsurgency surveillance to a new level.

Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police

Obama, Master of Diversion, Proposes Bogus Reforms of Militarized Police

President Obama’s “ban” on certain military hardware and gear is both fraudulent and a diversion from the real issue: the oppressive mission of the police in Black America. The cops who killed Michael Brown and Freddie Gray and countless others weren’t wearing battlefield outfits, firing automatic rifles, or riding around in tanks. They murder quite efficiently with handguns, batons and their hands and feet, as cops always have done.