Former Baltimore police sergeant Michael Wood took to Twitter Wednesday to air a shocking list of acts he said he participated in and witnessed during his 11 years in the Department’s violent crime division.
Lying under oath about made up charges, kicking/punting a handcuffed person in the face, illegally searching thousands of people with no legal justification, shitting and pissing inside suspects homes on their beds and clothes during raids are just a few examples of what he witnessed in Baltimore. (more…)
The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades.
Some have argued that medical marijuana’s legalization will lead to higher crime rates. But according to a new study at UT Dallas, legalization of medical cannabis is not an indicator of increased crime.
It actually may be related to reductions in certain types of crime, said Dr. Robert Morris, associate professor of criminology and lead author of the study published in the journal PLOS ONE. (more…)
Last weekend, thousands of demonstrators across multiple continents protested against the state-sponsored violence in Venezuela. Attending the protest in front of the Federal Building in West Los Angeles, I tried not to recall how much blood had been spilled here in recent years. (more…)
Wednesday is Ukraine‘s Day of National Unity, but the country has never felt so divided.
At least three people have died in Kiev, the first casualties of a protest movement that has rumbled on for two months before bursting dramatically into violence over the weekend.
Two protesters were shot dead during clashes with police, who attempted to take back control of the city centre. Prosecutors confirmed earlier claims by the protest leaders that the pair had been shot with live ammunition. A third protester died after falling from a high column at Dynamo Kiev’s football stadium while fighting with police, Reuters reported.