Crime

High Level Cop Exposes Illegal Quota — Cops Told to Make Arrests Even if There’s No Crime

By Matt Agorist Chicago, IL — Most people reading this article know what it is like to have the blue and red lights pop up in your rear view mirror. The last thing going through your mind at this point is the feeling of ‘being protected.’ This feeling comes from the fact that the overwhelming…

Man Wielding Bat Goes On GTA-Style Crime Spree In Lower Manhattan

Days after a gang of thugs in Manhattan attacked multiple cars in broad daylight, a man on Sunday evening went on a violent crime spree with a wooden bat, attacking people and vehicles in Lower Manhattan.  NYPD officials are baffled at the “frightening violent crime spree” and are still “trying to make sense of” what happened, said CBS…

Proposed Bill Bans Body Armor, Makes Possession a Crime, Forces Citizens to Turn it In or Face Arrest

By Matt Agorist Lawmakers in New York have proposed one of the most tyrannical and utterly worrisome pieces of legislation we’ve seen. They want to ban citizens from having body armor to protect themselves from bullets. As no one has ever beaten anyone to death with a bullet proof vest, the intentions behind this bill…

Violent Crime Rate Doubles On Chicago Rail System, Even With Stepped-Up Police And Far Fewer Riders

The rate of violent crime on Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) trains and platforms has more than doubled this year, even though the number of riders has dramatically dropped and Chicago police have stepped up patrols and surveillance, according to a Tribune analysis of police and CTA data, Mass Transit Mag reported. Ridership this year on…

New Study Finds That Militarizing Local Police Does Not Reduce Crime

New research shows that the militarization of local law enforcement through weapons, armored vehicles, combat attire, office equipment and other items provided by the Department of Defense does not reduce crime. Additionally, researchers found incomplete records and discrepancies in the federal government’s tracking of surplus military equipment, or SME, issued to local law enforcement agencies….

“Pandemic Of Crime” – LA Homicides Hit Decade Highs

This past weekend, a surge in violent crime resulted in Los Angeles’ 300th homicide for 2020, a bloody benchmark not seen since the dark days of the 2009 financial crisis, reported LA Times.  Killings have risen 25% over last year, and shootings climbed by more than 32%, reflecting a similar trend across many other US metro…

EFF Publishes New Research on Real-Time Crime Centers in the U.S.

By Dave Maass EFF has published a new report, “Surveillance Compounded: Real-Time Crime Centers in the United States,” which profiles seven surveillance hubs operated by local law enforcement, plus data on dozens of others scattered across the country. Researched and written in collaboration with students at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of…