No, really. This is another version of “contempt of cop,” the police practice of punishing people who defy them with criminal charges. So now, amidst a rising tide of actual hate crimes, we have police officers using hate crime laws to punish people who get angry when they are being arrested.
“We shall never rest at ease, but will agitate and work, by our means and by our influence, in court and out of court, asking aid of the press, calling upon Christians to vindicate their Christianity, and the members of the law to assert the principles of the profession by granting us justice and right, until these invidious and unjust usages shall have ceased,” Catto said.
Fewer pedestrians are detained by police in Philadelphia, and we should applaud that. Yet, thousands of people are subjected to stops and frisks because of their race — without cause and without justification — and we must demand better.
e now have. The work of building a smart justice sy…art justice, will hold him accountable when he fails, and will lift him up when he follows through. It took a long time to build the destructive criminal justice system we now have. The work of building a smart justice system does not end merely with one election.
…epartment for the illegal practice of retaliating against civilians who attempt to record officers. The two most recent cases led to a landmark decision this summer from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that recognized that the First Amendment protects the right to record the police. It was the first time that this appeals court had issued such a ruling, joining five other federal …
“I thought my head would explode when I first heard about how the Lancaster schools were discriminating against older refugee students by excluding them from McCaskey’s International School,” said Witold Walczak, legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania.