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Law-enforcement links from Radley Balko

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Radley Balko posts links in the Washington Post. Here arethose posted this morning:

  • Pennsylvania prosecutors drop murder charges against two former death-row inmates who have protested their innocence for decades.
  • From the “watching the watchers” files: New crowdsourced project aims to track how police collect and use data from social media sites.
  • Video appears to show off-duty Texas police officers shooting a man as he was walking away. They were apparently looking for robbery suspects. The man wasn’t implicated in the robbery.
  • Incredible Justice Department report finds brazen and systemic police abuse in Louisiana. Officers in two departments made hundreds of “secret” arrests without probable cause. The arrests typically included strip-searches, and arrestees could be held for days without access to a lawyer. Most were based on little more than an officer’s hunch, after which the arrestee would be pressured to confess.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 December 2016 at 10:53 am

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