Opinion journalist, Washington Post. Author of Rise of the Warrior Cop, and The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist. Honorary Duckmaster (3/24/18).
Black police officers are dropping out of police unions, withholding dues over Trump endorsements.
I know it’s because of the town’s name, but we don’t actually have to call it “The Great Barrington Declaration,” do we? Because that’s quite a PR coup. Definitely sounds better than “Mass Death for Haircuts.”
Are we talking "go to prison for hiring a prostitute to blackmail your brother-in-law" successful, or "almost started a war in the Middle East so someone would bail out your colossally failed billion-dollar real estate investment" successful?
In 2015, Kenosha cop Pablo Torres shot and killed a man armed with a bucket. It was his first day back after another shooting 10 days earlier. He had a 200-page disciplinary file, with 9 excessive force complaints. The Kenosha police union paid tribute to him with this billboard.
Reminder: Joe Arpaio once faked an assassination attempt, then framed a man for it — all to win sympathy for his reelection campaign. The innocent man spent 4 years in jail. Taxpayers footed the $1 million settlement.
Arpaio once sent 40 SWAT cops, a bomb robot, K9 units, and Steven Seagal to arrest a man suspected of cockfighting. Seagal drove an APC into the man's living room. They destroyed the guy's house with explosives, then filmed it all for a reality TV show.
It essentially accuses Cameron of hiding behind grand jury secrecy requirements while misleading the public about evidence the grand jury actually saw. It asks the court to release the record in the interest of justice, transparency, and accountability.