Three former Orange police officers were sentenced to 33 months in prison Thursday on federal charges of conspiring to violate the civil rights of a 27-year-old man who died in police custody in 1999 after he was arrested by mistake in the killing of a policewoman. The sentences of two former officers, Tyrone Payton, 38, and Paul Carpenteri, 38, and a former lieutenant, Thomas Smith, 40, were much lower than the more than 10 years that prosecutors had sought before Judge John C. Lifland of Federal District Court.
Sarah Larson participates in a new public program at the Tenement Museum:
“Varma led us downstairs and outside, where we climbed a few steps to the front door of 97 Orchard. She knocked, and a dark-haired young woman in a high-collared blouse and a floor-length olive-green skirt…
Researchers say an awl from the Middle Chalcolithic period (5200-4600 BCE) is the oldest metal object ever found in the Middle East.
The awl is made of copper and was found at excavations at Tel Tsaf in the Beit She’an Valley section of the Jordan Valley.
Chemical analysis dates the item…
MALCOLM X: THE POLICE ATTACK YOU THEN CHARGE YOU WITH ASSAULT!
No. 168 “The Unarmed”
Rest In Peace…
to Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell And the countless other lives that have been taken away from this world due to prejudice.
And an honor to the many people in Ferguson standing up, fighting, hoping that some kind of justice can be had in the midst of chaos.
At last, a new Revolutionary Times comic has arrived.
Michelle Rodriguez laying down truths
That third gif also sums up the reason why so many queer women in fiction get treated like shit and why we barely get acknowledged as existing at all
These pathetic excuses for writers have no idea how to write a woman who doesn’t want to fuck a man
Cops have been put on notice: Let the cameras roll.
Camera-shy cops across the city were reminded they can’t legally take action to stop someone from filming them while they’re on the beat, the Daily News has learned. The refresher was provided in a memo the chief of department’s office distributed to all police commands Wednesday.
“Members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions,” the memo states. “Intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person to cease constitutes censorship and also violates the First Amendment.”
Cops can take action if videographers and shutterbugs “interfere with police operations,” the memo notes.
spread this like wildfire
when you see abuse, take out your phone and film that shit.
Post it on youtube, send it to the news, let the whole world hear about it.