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In the wake of this powerful time

In the wake of this powerful time, movement, and tragedy of George Floyd’s death we must remember the words and wisdom of those who have fought for freedom. Nelson Mandela stated, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Oftentimes in taking the deposition of law enforcement or correction officials they state that they have been trained that aggression and force is the way to control any situation. We must change this. We must…

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Private company plans to end New Mexico prison contract

By MARY HUDETZ June 27, 2019 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private prison company plans to end its contract to manage a corrections facility in a remote corner of New Mexico starting in the fall, paving the way for the state to begin running the medium-security prison that houses male inmates. The GEO Group, a Florida-based company that currently operates three out of 11 prisons in the state, made the decision to end its contract for the Northeast New Mexico…

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Inmate sues private prison operator after alleged attack in New Mexico

A state inmate formerly housed at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Grants is suing the company that operates the prison, claiming officials allowed six other inmates to assault him for more than 10 minutes without intervening and didn’t provide him care for injuries he received during the attack for about a week. Leonard Lucero, 44, says in his complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court that a corrections officer employed by CoreCivic played a role in the…

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Woman lay dead in Nevada jail cell for hours after deputy found her unresponsive

RENO, Nevada — Locked away in a Nevada county jail for failing to take care of her traffic tickets, 27-year-old Kelly Coltrain asked to go to the hospital. Instead, as her condition worsened, she was handed a mop and told to clean up her own vomit. She died in her jail cell less than an hour later. Despite being in a video-monitored cell, Mineral County Sheriff’s deputies did not recognize that Coltrain had suffered an apparent seizure and had not moved for more than…

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Video shows officer fatally shooting Ernest Duenez Jr.

One day after prosecutors in the Central Valley cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a parolee, attorneys for the man’s family released graphic camera footage showing the officer firing 11 bullets into the man, including several that hit him in the back as he rolled on the ground. Police in Manteca (San Joaquin County) say the officer opened fire after seeing a knife in the man’s hand as the suspect got out of a pickup truck, and that a knife…

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’10 Rules for Dealing with Police’ seeks to teach constitutional rights

The short film “10 Rules for Dealing With Police” opens with an unfortunate but common scene: A young black man in a little red car, rap music blasting, is driving down a gritty highway at night, minding his own business, thumping to a beat. A police car pulls behind him. The man becomes agitated as he stops, muttering under his breath, “I am tired of this [expletive].” By the time the officer gets to his window and shines the flashlight,…

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Former Omega police chief sentenced to 2 years in prison

Omega, Georgia: The police chief was sentenced to two years in prison for slapping and punching an inmate at a county jail. “There was no excuse for this use of force on a restrained individual and excessive force by those sworn to uphold the law will not be tolerated. The Justice Department will continue to vigorously prosecute law enforcement officers who violate the constitutional rights of others,” said the Assistant Attorney General. Full article here.

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In Custody Abuse

Police officer is accused of Taser abuse. A McAlester police officer charged with a felony after using his Taser on a handcuffed woman. Via – http://newsok.com/article/37

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