• Looking Beyond Racist Police Officers

    Jonathan Blanks | August 11, 2017

    This week I made my debut at In Justice Today, a blog founded by the Fair Punishment Project at Harvard Law School. My first post warns reformers not to focus solely on individual racist officers because color-blind policies can also have terrible impacts on communities of color:

    While it is entirely fair to say that more crime justifies a greater police presence in a segment of a city,

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  • Statement on President Trump’s Call for Police Brutality on Long Island

    Jonathan Blanks | July 28, 2017

    In a speech about criminal gangs before police officers on Long Island, New York today, the President of the United States openly encouraged police officers to abuse people they arrest and take into custody. Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star tweeted that President Trump explained that didn’t want officers to protect suspects’ heads when putting them in police cars, saying “You can take the hand away,” which drew the officers’ loud approval.

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  • Daily Feed on Hiatus

    Jonathan Blanks | July 27, 2017

    Dearest NPMRP readers,

    I wanted to take a moment to say that the daily feed is on indefinite hiatus. We’re not shutting the site down, we’re just taking stock of what we are and what we’re trying to do. Although we are not currently publishing the daily feed, we are continuing to collect misconduct stories.

    The goal is to be the best website we can be for you but we’re figuring out how to make that happen.

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  • National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 7/12/17

    Jonathan Blanks | July 13, 2017

    Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, July 12, 2017:

    • Bexar County, Texas: An officer was arrested for family violence. ow.ly/RzB730dzcFf
    • Update: Orlando, Florida (First reported 8/23/16): One of two officers fired last August was rehired to avoid an arbitration loss. He has been re-assigned to airport duty, given 25 public complaints on his record. ow.ly/jrst30dzdvV
    • Update: Columbus, Ohio (First reported 4/12/17): An officer was fired for kicking a suspect in the head while the suspect was pinned on the ground by another officer. 

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  • National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 7/11/17

    Jonathan Blanks | July 12, 2017

    Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, July 11, 2017:

    • Update: Baton Rouge, Louisiana: The City faces another federal lawsuit filed by protesters who were arrested following the Alton Sterling shooting ow.ly/RDNJ30dxltO
    • St. Johns County, Florida: A deputy was arrested for domestic battery for allegedly punching a woman in the face. ow.ly/iqx330dxqr3
    • Update: Tulsa, Oklahoma (First reported 8/20/14): A now-former officer’s third trial for killing his daughter’s black boyfriend ends in mistrial. 

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