Abuses of power by authorities

5/25 “One of the men allegedly informed Ponder that Crews is a police chief and that she should apologize to him for being disrespectful. Ponder refused and began walking to her car, apparently prompting the man to grab her by the arm and tell her she was going to be detained. When more police arrived on the scene, Ponder approached them for help. But she claims the man who initially grabbed her told the officers that she was resisting arrest and instructed them to detain her. Ponder was handcuffed, put in the back of the a police car, and detained for roughly 24 hours. She was released but still faces a charge for evading arrest.” https://www.yahoo.com/news/miss-black-texas-says-police-204747347.html
5/24 “The bill would create new federal crimes, impose federal police over the will of local officials and voters and shield police officers from virtually any civil liability, even in cases of egregious misconduct.” : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2017/05/24/a-new-gop-bill-would-make-it-virtually-impossible-to-sue-the-police/?utm_term=.bc5951f0595d

5/20 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/texas-police-officers-demoted-leaking-body-cam-footage-article-1.3181856

5/19 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/19/sheriff-david-clarke-dangerous-bigot-resisted


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