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Why Some Police Departments Are Leaving Federal Task Forces
Cities say the feds won’t follow their rules about using force, body cams
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Ex-Chicago cop on trial for off-duty killing declines to take witness stand as testimony ends
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A CIA-BACKED MILITIA TARGETED CLINICS IN AFGHANISTAN, KILLING MEDICAL WORKERS AND CIVILIANS
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Hero cop kicked off the force after questionable psych evaluation
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TO FIX RACIAL GERRYMANDER, NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICANS CONSIDERED A MAP THAT COULD HAVE ELECTED AN ALL-WHITE SLATE
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CRIME & COURTS
SC crooked cops, snared by FBI in fake Mexican cartel drug sting, plead guilty
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FBI opens applications for Denver citizens’ academy
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Has the FBI Opened an Investigation Into
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Today, Mitchell filed an affidavit by a former FBI informant in Atlanta, claiming there was an "unofficial policy" of the FBI in the late 1970s and early 1980s to investigate "prominent elected and appointed black officials in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States."
The affidavit, signed by Hirsch Friedman, 45, now a lawyer and businessman in Atlanta, said the policy was referred to in the Atlanta FBI field office as the "fruhmenschen policy." Fruhmenschen is a German word meaning "early man" or "Stone Age man," according to the affidavit.
The term was used, Friedman said, because the FBI assumed that "black officials were intellectually and socially incapable of governing major governmental organizations and institutions."
Fruhmenschen" operation resurfaces inhttps://apnews.com/1bc1acbd5cbe3fff8d072fc424bc74cb
Mundy said out of the presence of the jury that FBI Agent Ronald Stern, whose sting operation videotaped Barry smoking crack cocaine, ″in effect moves around the country as the head of an ... assault force of FBI agents.″
Assistant U.S. Attorney Judith Retchin responded: ″There is absolutely no truth to the allegation.″
Said Jones: ″There is not a group that crisscrosses the country targeting black officials.″
The FBI has no numbers to show its investigations have been balanced racially, because it doesn’t keep such statistics, he said.
″There is no way the FBI could differentiate by race the number of individuals we’ve investigated,″ Jones said. ″I think it would be ludicrous to. I don’t think the public would stand for it.″
A congressional source said he has seen details from black officials on the allegations, but he has never seen Stern’s name connected with any of them.
In addition, he said, there had never been mention of any roving task force and he added that such a force ″is not a concept that I know of in the FBI.″
One of the most prominent cases has been that of Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Richard Arrington, a former college professor who says he has been the subject of FBI scrutiny since the early 1970s and was the target of several sting operations from 1987 through 1989.
Arrington’s attorney Donald V. Watkins, compiled a report detailing operations against other black officials, and submitted that report to the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
The report includes details from affidavits submitted by Atlanta attorney and former FBI undercover operative Hirsch Friedman. He testified in 1987 that the FBI had a policy called Fruhmenschen - a German term for ″primitive man″ - that selectively targeted African-American elected and appointed officials for investigation, according to the report.
The Friedman affidavits said the policy was based on ″the assumption by the FBI that black officials were intellectually and socially incapable of governing major governmental operations and institutions.″
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The Politics of Black Empowerment: The Transformation of Black Activism in
43 Congressman Mervyn Dymally has also stated his belief that Black elected officials have been targeted by the FBI under the “Fruhmenschen” program.https://btlonline.org/new-report-docume ... -groups-2/
New Report Documents Unchecked FBI Surveillance of U.S. Progressive Groups
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COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES RESOURCE CENTER
Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction and Restoration of Rights: News, Commentary, and Tools
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys joins Restoration of Rights Project as partner
October 28, 2019CCRC Staff
The Collateral Consequences Resource Center is pleased to announce that the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) has joined as a partner in our Restoration of Rights Project (RRP). The APA is a membership organization of elected and appointed prosecutors whose mission is to provide training and technical assistance to prosecutors in the United States, and to facilitate collaboration with criminal justice partners on emerging issues related to the administration of justice. APA President and CEO David LaBahn participated in the roundtable on non-conviction records held in August at the University of Michigan Law School, a project that relies heavily on the state law research in the RRP. The RRP’s other partner organizations are the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and National HIRE Network.
The RRP describes current U.S. law and practice concerning restoration of rights and record relief following arrest or conviction in the 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and federal system, in three formats: summaries of every jurisdiction, detailed profiles of each jurisdiction, and 50-state comparison charts. Topics include sealing and expungement, employment and licensing, pardons, voting, jury service, public office, and firearms rights. People visit the RRP more than 1,000 times every day looking for information about ways to alleviate the burdens of a criminal record.
We are very excited to have this respected national prosecutor organization as a partner in the RRP enterprise, to help bring the RRP’s resources to the prosecutor community, along with a greater awareness of the need for and availability of mechanisms to mitigate the collateral consequences of arrest and conviction. We look forward to the new perspectives the APA can bring to bear as we work to expand the RRP and make it more useful to all those interested in restoration of rights and record relief.https://gothamist.com/news/ccrb-tells-n ... ng-happens
The CCRB Tells The NYPD Which Cops Have Lied. Usually, Nothing Happens
BY GEORGE JOSEPH
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