From the New York Times:
Cheye Calvo spoke at a Cato Policy Forum last week.
Here are the 9 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 12, 2014:
Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, September 11, 2014:
Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, September 10, 2014:
Here are the 11 reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, September 9, 2014:
For additional background, see the recent series of articles about forfeiture in the Washington Post.
Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Saturday, September 6 to Monday September 8, 2014:
From the Washington Post:
In Washington, D.C., where issuing traffic citations is a $179 million-a-year business, drivers get speeding tickets for violations they don’t commit and for vehicles they’ve never owned.
Those are among the findings in a 115-page audit of the three city agencies that issued nearly 2.5 million parking and traffic tickets in fiscal 2013, according to a withering report issued Monday by the D.C. inspector general.
The report portrays the District as the Wild West of traffic enforcement when compared with neighboring jurisdictions and the states, with a shortage of regulations, a legion of ticket writers often confused about the rules, “arbitrary” decision-making about who gets some speed-camera tickets and parking-meter monitors who get called on the carpet if they don’t write enough tickets….
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier called the report “flawed” and “sensationalist.”
Here are the 8 reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, September 5, 2014:
From the Washington Post:
Shot in the chest, he was left to bleed to death inside his doorway while police officers, remaining outside the house, did nothing for an hour. Five and a half hours after the shooting, his body remained sprawled on the floor where he died.
Incredibly, the authorities in Northern Virginia — including Fairfax County police and state and federal prosecutors — have refused to furnish any explanation for this stupefying sequence of events last Aug. 29 in Springfield. They have stonewalled.
Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. promised to “hold myself accountable” to Mr. Geer’s family, which includes two young daughters. He has done nothing of the kind. No official information about the shooting has been forthcoming. The officer who fired the shot, who remains on the force with full pay, has not been identified.
The authorities conduct themselves as if the case presented insurmountable complexities. This strains credulity. It involved one shot, one gun, one shooter and one fatality. It took place in broad daylight, at mid-afternoon. It was witnessed at close range by at least two other police officers, as well as friends and neighbors of Mr. Geer. And still authorities refuse to act or discuss Mr. Geer’s death.
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