Some law-enforcement links from Radley Balko
The full list is here in the Washington Post. These caught my eye:
- Over the past five years, Chicago police have shot 14 people they claimed had a gun but who were actually unarmed.
- The police officer who killed Eric Garner got a 14 percent pay increase the following year.
- Police in some cities and state are quietly building a massive DNA databases from samples taken from people who were never accused of any crime.
- But it’s not just DNA. Police agencies across the country are also tracking, collecting and storing data about movement, social media activity, acquaintances, habits and associations — also of people who have never been accused of a crime.
- The Constitution’s protection against double jeopardy isn’t much of a protection at all.