Louisville Cops Involved in Fatal Riot Shooting Didn’t Activate Body Cameras, Mayor Fires Police Chief

Earlier today we ran a report that indicated that the Louisville police had opened fire when a rioter took a shot at them and some National Guard troops early this morning. They returned fire, killing David McAtee, the owner of a restaurant adjacent to the area where the crowd had formed. Subsequent investigation revealed that […]

HEARTS AND MINDS: Minneapolis Police Shoot Pepperballs At Residents Watching From Their Doorways

Minneapolis Police have a unique way of winning the hearts and minds of their city’s residents following the death of George Floyd. They swept through neighborhoods late Saturday not far from the rioting, pointing guns at residents in their doorways and shooting them with pepperballs if they didn’t retreat indoors fast enough. This was the […]

Hirshman: The Problem With American Democracy Is White Men With Guns

The union representing Minneapolis Police Officers has long felt that the democratically elected mayor, Jacob Frey, should not be the boss of them. Across the country, armed insurgent demonstrators have expressed similar feelings about their governors: In Michigan, a gang with assault weapons drove the state senators to abandon the capitol. Turns out, in uniform or out, white men with guns can pose […]

Louisville Police Department Apologizes for Shooting TV Crew With Pepperball Gun

Officer in Louisville seems to point a weapon directly at the cameraman pic.twitter.com/5QdoC2fYW5 — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) May 30, 2020 Protests and riots spread to cities throughout the country last night, Louisville, Kentucky among them. Seven people were shot there during a protest Thursday night. While the George Floyd killing prompted most protests, the shooting […]

Former Cop Derek Chauvin Arrested, Charged With Third Degree Murder, Manslaughter in Death of George Floyd

From the AP: A Minnesota prosecutor has charged a [former] police officer with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the restraint death of George Floyd. Floyd is the handcuffed black man whose cries of “I can’t breathe” in a widely seen cellphone video set off days of violent protest in Minneapolis and around the country. Hennepin […]

Police Officers Speak Out Against the Death of George Floyd

By Stefanie Dazio, AP Murder. Brutality. Reprehensible. Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes. But some civil rights advocates […]

Cop Accused in George Floyd’s Death Involved in Two Shootings, 17 Complaints During His Career

By Todd Richmond, AP A white Minneapolis police officer accused of killing a black suspect by kneeling on his neck opened fire on two people during his 19-year career and had nearly 20 complaints and two letters of reprimand filed against him. Derek Chauvin, 44, became the focus of angry street protests and a federal investigation after […]

So You Think Tyranny Can’t Happen Here?

By Miguel A. Faria, M.D. When discussing government overreach, which incidentally continues unimpeded, or the danger of the monopoly of force concentrated in the hands of government in the way of law enforcement, especially from federal police and particularly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), I’m frequently told that if one has done […]

Prosecutors Drop Attempted Murder Charges Against Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend

In March, three plainclothes officers of the Louisville Police Department, driving and unmarked car, reportedly burst into an apartment where Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker were sleeping. Believing it to be a home invasion, Walker, who has a concealed carry permit, opened fire, wounding one of the three officers. The cops shot back, […]