Body cam footage obtained by the Police Accountability Report shows how a Baltimore police officer was caught lying about what he saw when he testified in court that a man possessed a gun.
The nearly deadly encounter between an unarmed teen and an off-duty Baltimore police officer still haunts the family, but the recent controversy involving the city’s civilian review board may leave them with nowhere to turn
Holding police accountable requires defending the First Amendment right to put them on camera. This is why Philip Turner, known on YouTube as The Battousai, fought to solidify that right in Turner v. Driver, a 2017 case decided by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. However, a shocking video shows Texas police ignoring the law, detaining Turner, and confiscating his video equipment. What the officers didn’t realize is that the case law resulting from the Turner v. Driver decision not only protects citizens’ right to film the police, but was named after the very man whose rights they were violating!
I am 69 years old and we got arrested for nothing back in the day ,.also it was always the cops word they accepted.
I am so happy you young people are so smart and doing this for all of us. It’s a beautiful thing.Thank You
>> I’m 70 and know what you mean. Orange county in the late 60s was like that.
When the officer said”The law doesn’t matter.” , That implies that he knew what the law was and proceed to break it.
Isn’t it obvious why these cops, law enforcement officials, court personnel, etc don’t want you to record them on a video? It’s because they are consistently doing something that violates our laws and moral standards.
It seems to me that if cops are to ‘enforce’ laws…wouldn’t they need to know the law?
Imagine how polite and law abiding cops would be when they would be personally accountable for their actions.
This guy is a bigger hero than most cops these days.
Notice how the cops turned their backs on Philip the moment they had his body cam in hand. They were more concerned with the camera than they were with Philip. Odd.
the most incredulous (funniest, even) part of philip’s encounter in corrigan, texas, is that he explained the law to them, stated the case of turner v. driver, and then told those officers that HE WAS the TURNER that the case is named for. and they arrested him anyway. just how dumb do you have to be to be an officer in corrigan, texas?
It is respectful for a police officer to remove sunglasses when talking to a member of the public in an official capacity, unless you want to try intimidating and hide your sincerity towards them
This past year has seen an enormous amount of attention paid to the toxic divide between police departments and the poor, black communities they serve. One thing we’ve learned is that tribal loyalty often prevents police officers from criticizing each other or their departments publicly—and at least sometimes, they lie when one of their own faces charges of misconduct. That’s why the recent emergence of Michael Wood Jr., a retired Baltimore cop, as a critic of law enforcement culture landed with impact: His voice was the relatively rare one that spoke with the knowledge of an insider but the unforgiving skepticism of an outsider.
In this video, you’ll meet Wood while he drives the streets of the city where he served as a police officer for 11 years, and hear him lay out his conception of what’s going wrong in the world of policing and how it could be made right.
A water billing scandal in one of the country’s poorest cities reveals an overarching truism: Neoliberalism is a conduit for rampant inequality.
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Trump forgot that his family is a bunch of slumlords. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
Read more here: https://www.newsweek.com/trump-critic… “Critics of President Donald Trump responded to his recent labeling of Elijah Cummings’ congressional district in Maryland as “disgusting” and “rodent infested” with photos of neighborhoods in Republican-controlled districts that also appeared to be rife with homelessness, poverty and waste.
Trump on Saturday railed against Cummings and Baltimore — about half of which falls in the congressman’s district — calling the city “disgusting rat and rodent infested.” Rather than decry or disavow the president’s remarks, Trump’s allies and conservative media outlets like Fox News attempted to bolster his claim by sharing photos and video of destitute and dirty portions of the Maryland metropolis. White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday he’d have been “fired” from running his former South Carolina congressional district if it had as much crime and homelessness.
But Trump critics began pointing out these images were cherry-picked and failed to tell the whole story of Baltimore or the many suburban and rural communities included in Cummings’ district, they also posted pictures of their own of neighborhoods blighted by poverty and crime.
What’s more, these photos were reportedly taken in congressional districts and states controlled by staunch Republican Trump defenders, including Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Rep. Devin Nunes’ district in California’s San Joaquin Valley and Fresno.”