‘They Know Who I Am’: Auditor Arrested Again—While Playing a Video Game

Disabled veteran and First Amendment activist Blind Justice returns to PAR, saying he and his wife were threatened with violence and arrest while playing PokemonGo in a church parking lot in Rockingham, North Carolina. The post ‘They Know Who I Am’: Auditor Arrested Again—While Playing a Video Game appeared first on The Real News Network. […]

Police Arrest Man for Holding a Sign, But That Was Just the Beginning

The arrest of an auditor for holding a sign was just the first in a series of questionable charges that raise fundamental questions about the true imperative of American policing. The post Police Arrest Man for Holding a Sign, But That Was Just the Beginning appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/police-arrest-man-holding-sign-first-amendment-accountability-auditor Droolin’ […]

The Neoliberal ‘New’ Deal: The Rich Drink for Free While the Poor Pay More

A water billing scandal in one of the country’s poorest cities reveals an overarching truism: Neoliberalism is a conduit for rampant inequality. The post The Neoliberal ‘New’ Deal: The Rich Drink for Free While the Poor Pay More appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/neoliberal-new-deal-rich-drink-free-poor-pay-more-water Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared […]

Body Cam Shows Brutal Arrest of Man for Exercising 1st Amendment Rights

A recent arrest of a man playing guitar on a public sidewalk raises deeper questions about the power of American policing and how cops have nearly lawless discretion to arrest and harm. The post Body Cam Shows Brutal Arrest of Man for Exercising 1st Amendment Rights appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/body-cam-brutal-arrest-man-first-amendment-rights […]

Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board

TRNN confronted the head of the country’s only prescription affordability board about his past ties to a lobbying firm that represented a major pharmaceutical company. It’s part of our ongoing coverage of the nation’s overpriced and ineffective healthcare industry. The post Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board appeared first on The Real News […]

Exclusive: Did A Sheriff intentionally Hit This Motorcyclist?  

PAR investigates a collision that lead to serious injuries for a motorcyclist on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore, and examines both the evidence what police aren’t saying about the incident that almost killed a man. The post Exclusive: Did A Sheriff intentionally Hit This Motorcyclist?   appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/exclusive-did-a-sheriff-intentionally-hit-this-motorcyclist Droolin’ […]

Exclusive: The 911 Call This Swat Team Doesn’t Want You to Hear

The Police Accountability Report obtained an exclusive recording of a 911 operator threatening to arrest a caller complaining about a SWAT team that stormed her property without a warrant. The call is part of our ongoing investigation into the arrest of Columbus, OH resident Nick Pettit, who was charged after filming officers slapping a suspect. […]

Elite Institutions Hoard Wealth While Cities Die Around Them

A movement to tax non-profits in a city mired in poverty has hit an obstacle: The richest institutions claim they already pay enough. The post Elite Institutions Hoard Wealth While Cities Die Around Them appeared first on The Real News Network. Source: https://therealnews.com/stories/elite-institutions-hoard-wealth-while-cities-die Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The […]

How Cops Avoid Mandatory Minimum Sentences That Would Put Anyone Else In Jail

In an exclusive an interview with the victim of a nearly deadly encounter with a cop, Kevon Miller describes how the officer avoided jail time despite committing a crime that required a mandatory minimum sentence The post How Cops Avoid Mandatory Minimum Sentences That Would Put Anyone Else In Jail appeared first on The Real […]

The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children

Despite a nationwide drop in crime the number of cops continues to grow.  In this episode of The Police Accountability Report we examine some of the consequences of that growth and how it leads to unnecessary arrests and increased incarceration The post The Unchecked Growth of Policing Makes Everyone a Criminal, Even Children appeared first […]