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  • Maine State Police Denied P.I. License Because of His Social Media Posts About State Police Lieutenant

    From Maine Superior Court Judge Michaela Murphy in Gray v. State, 2019 WL 4899250 (decided July 18 but just posted on Westlaw): Joshua Gray is licensed as a Professional Investigator in Tennessee, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. On January 26, 2018, Gray applied for an investigator's license in Maine. As part of its review of Gray's application, the Department [of Public Safety] conducted a background investigation which included an investigation into Gray's use of social media. This...
  • Brazilian police stormed a hospital to get a bullet that allegedly killed an 8-year-old girl during a police raid

    Felipe Dana/AP Agatha Felix was killed in Rio de Janeiro during a police raid, when witnesses say a officer aiming a motorcyclist hit her instead. Hours after Felix died, police raided the hospital to demand doctors hand over the bullet that killed her, according to a local report. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Between 10 and 20 Brazilian police officers swept into a hospital in Rio de Janeiro and demanded doctors hand over a bullet that...

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  • Is The Media Complicit In Police Brutality?

    ========= ========= Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement. ========= ========= Police brutality has become an increasingly hot button issue over the past few years. Stories detailing misdeeds committed by law enforcement officials have sparked numerous national conversations on the topic. But is America having the right conversation on this matter? The nature of media reportage on incidents in which an officer abuses his or | Read More