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Special Report | Curbing Police Brutality

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Part 1: New study finds body cameras do not curb police brutality
Even with eyes watching, some cops continue to cross the line.
Part 2: The Fraternal Order of Police Must Go
The nation’s largest police organization pursues policies that have deadly consequences for communities of color.

Compiled by David Culver <evergreenedigest@earthlink.net>, Ed., Evergreene Digest <http://evergreenedigest.org>

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Part 1: New study finds body cameras do not curb police brutality


Police on-body camera (Credit: AP/Damian Dovarganes)

Even with eyes watching, some cops continue to cross the line.

Rachel Leah, Salon <https://www.salon.com>

10.24.2017 | Since the death of Mike Brown in 2014, high-profile police killings of unarmed black people spurred a national debate over excessive police force and accountability. In response, many police departments adopted body cameras as a solution, whether by choice or whether by mandates from their municipalities.

But a study conducted in Washington, D.C. found that body cameras had little impact on an officer's behavior.

Rachel Leah <https://www.salon.com/writer/rachel-leah>: is a culture writer for Salon <https://www.salon.com>, who also writes about race and criminal justice. She holds an MA in journalism and Africana studies from NYU.

Full story … https://www.salon.com/2017/10/24/new-study-finds-body-cameras-do-not-cur...
Part 2: The Fraternal Order of Police Must Go
The nation’s largest police organization pursues policies that have deadly consequences for communities of color.
Paul Butler <https://www.thenation.com/authors/paul-butler/>, The Marshall Project <https://www.themarshallproject.org/> / the Nation <https://www.thenation.com>
https://www.thenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Donald-Trump-Frater... Donald Trump speaks to the Fraternal Order of Police on August 18, 2016. The organization endorsed him for president. (Reuters / Carlo Allegri)
October 11, 2017 | “A pack of rabid animals.” That’s how John McNesby, president of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, described local Black Lives Matter activists who picketed outside the home of a Philly cop who shot black suspects in the back on two separate occasions. After the officer was suspended, the local FOP had a fund-raiser for him, with proceeds from the $40-per-ticket event going toward the officer’s living expenses.
This article is co-published with The Marshall Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization covering the US criminal justice system.
McNesby made the remarks at a Back the Blue rally in August, and caught heat for his choice of words. It wasn’t the first time. Another Philly cop made headlines last year for having a tattoo of a spread-winged eagle under the word “Fatherland.” McNesby defended the cop’s apparent shout-out to the official emblem of the Nazi Party, saying the tattoo was “not a big deal.”
Paul Butler <https://www.thenation.com/authors/paul-butler/>, a former federal prosecutor, is the Bennett Boskey Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University. He is the author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men.
The Marshall Project <https://www.themarshallproject.org/>: a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization covering the US criminal justice system.
Full story … https://www.thenation.com/article/the-fraternal-order-of-police-must-go/