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Video - Philly's New Mayor on his New Police Commish - Nutter and Ramsey's '07 Presser


Mayor-Elect Michael Nutter and Charles Ramsey at a 2007 press conference.

By Kenneth Lipp

8 and one-half years ago a newly-elected Mayor Michael Nutter introduced his newly-hired Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.  284 more words


Chicago Sued Over Police Department’s Stop & Frisk Tactics

Chicago police routinely violate the constitutional rights of mostly African-Americans who have not committed any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week, reports the… 338 more words


Just Info Is...

There are so many quotes about information, to name a few: that it is liberating; that it enlightens; that it empowers; that it is power. 437 more words

LMAO: Man Shuts Down Unlawful NYPD Search In 7 Seconds

A bold man puts a NYPD officer in his place after the cop asks him what he has in his bag.


On the Subject of Freddie Gray's Knife and Giving Police "Fair Leeway" to Make Mistakes in Their Enforcement of the Law

By Elaine Magliaro

Patrik Jonsson has an interesting article over at Yahoo News that I think is worth read. Titled What Freddie Gray’s Knife Says About Police Power in America… 387 more words

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Footnotes to "The Origins of Stop-And-Frisk"

Jacobin recently published my essay on dragnet policing and the sixties rebellions. You can find it here. It was a really positive and instructive experience working with Nicole Aschoff on the edits. 1,463 more words

Not Smart Enough…

Philadelphia is a Democrat city… at least as party registrations are concerned. The Mayoral primary is scheduled for next Tuesday and the field of six are beating the bushes trying to secure enough votes to get on the November ballot (and almost certain victory). 384 more words