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by WilberBic
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A system with built in corruption
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Views: 1315

A system with built in corruption

Copied from https://ij.org/issues/private-property/civil-forfeiture/ Americans threatened with civil forfeiture face an appalling lack of due process that treats property owners worse than criminals: Profit Incentive: In 43 states, police and prosecutors can keep anywhere from half to all of the pro...
by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Here's What Happens When You Complain To Cops About Cops
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Views: 1014

Here's What Happens When You Complain To Cops About Cops

Here's What Happens When You Complain To Cops About Cops

The internal affairs division usually decides the officer did nothing wrong.

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by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

Philadelphia ~$40 million between 2009 and 2014. MuckRock reported last November that Philadelphia taxpayers had footed the bill for more than $40 million in police misconduct settlements filed after 2009 and settled before October 2014. More than $13 million of that total came from 29 suits over of...
by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

Oakland $74 million between 1990 and 2014. An analysis by Oakland Police Beat in April 2014 found that the city's taxpayers had paid out $74 million to resolve at least 417 lawsuits accusing police officers of brutality, misconduct and other civil rights violations since 1990. Among them was a recor...
by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

New York City $348 million between 2006 and 2011. A UCLA study published last year in the NYU Law Review found that New York City taxpayers were left to pay settlements and judgments totaling $348 million in 6,113 cases alleging civil rights violations by police over a five-year period. This sum inc...
by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

Minneapolis $9.3 million between 2011 and 2014. Minnesota Public Radio reported earlier this month that the city's taxpayers have been on the hook for $9.3 million to resolve police conduct lawsuits over the past few years. More than half of that total came from two cases, including a $3 million set...
by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

Los Angeles ~$101 million between 2002 and 2011. According a HuffPost analysis of LAPD payment data released by the Los Angeles Times in 2011, taxpayers paid more than $100 million to settle lawsuits against officers accused of civil rights violations, wrongful deaths and other intradepartmental mis...
by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

Denver ~$12 million since 2011. The Colorado Independent reported earlier this month on the heavy price of about $12 million that Denver taxpayers have paid over the past five years due to allegations of excessive force by the city's police and sheriff's departments. This total included a $3.25 mill...
by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

Dallas $6.6 million between 2011 and 2014. According to the Baltimore Sun's report, Dallas residents shelled out $6.6 million for a number of substantial settlements and jury judgments between 2011 and the summer of 2014. A Dallas Morning News report from earlier in 2014 pointed specifically to two ...
by WilberBic
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

Cleveland $8.2 million between 2004 and 2014. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported in December that the city's taxpayers had paid $8.2 million over 10 years to resolve lawsuits against the police alleging brutality, misconduct or wrongful arrests. The city paid judgments in over 60 cases in this deca...