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Cops made his life a living hell. Judges are making it worse

Offensive Facebook posts led to the arrest of activist Joshua Martinez. But his treatment in court and $1 million bail reveal the often-overlooked role played…

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Cops hate citizen journalists, but they’re not the only ones

Transcript Taya Graham: Hello. My name is Taya Graham ,and welcome to Police Accountability Report. As I always make clear, this show has a single…

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The drug war destroyed her family. Decades later she’s breaking her silence

The nation’s endless war on mind-altering substances has many casualties, some who refuse to be forgotten. That’s why Catherine Freeman is coming forward after 47…

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Former cop became cop watcher after this fraught encounter with police

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What everyone gets wrong about the ‘Defund the Police’ debate

Public debates about “Defund the Police” have seemingly devolved into an all-or-nothing rhetorical war with little room for nuance. But opponents of the slogan and…

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Cops keep pulling him over, and their reasons are increasingly bizarre

Shortly after our story aired on how police put LA resident Daniel Alvarez in handcuffs for a bogus traffic violation, he was pulled over again…

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Cops wanted to make her a felon, but missed a key piece of evidence

Michelle Lucas is a pizza delivery driver, a proud grandmother of four, and a community activist who alleges that she was railroaded into a felony…

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Cops lied to put him in handcuffs, but a camera caught the truth

A birthday date goes awry when a Los Angeles resident and his passenger are profiled during a traffic stop resulting in the cuffing of the…

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Cops told him the First Amendment doesn’t apply, then they arrested him to prove it.

The arrest of a cop watcher by Texas police raises serious questions about the rights of citizen journalists and the state of the First Amendment….

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What corporate media got wrong about this brutal arrest caught on bodycam

While PAR conducted two separate investigations into the case, the brutal arrest and tasering of cab driver Lufti Saalim at a Toledo, Ohio, Walmart went…

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The feds want him to spend 20 years in jail for a single phone call, but their case is falling apart

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State doles out severe sentence for threatening speech while cops kill people with ketamine

From 2018-2020, over 900 Colorado residents were injected with the drug ketamine while in police custody, giving Colorado the grim distinction of administering the highest…

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Another police killing in rural America, another case without accountability

The horrifying body camera footage of Chico, California, police killing 31-year-old Tyler Rushing is another troubling example of why police violence is not a problem…

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He refused to follow a cop’s illegal order and police have made his life hell ever since

Police demanded that a visually impaired passenger show them his identification, even though he was just sitting in a cart. His refusal led to probation,…

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Is the Chauvin verdict a sign of change, or the policing system saving itself?

Derek Chauvin’s defense used every tool at its disposal to keep him from being held accountable for killing George Floyd last May, including David Fowler,…

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At the Derek Chauvin murder trial, the defense’s secret weapon is exposed

Dr. David Fowler stunned the world when he testified that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was not responsible for the death of George Floyd. But…

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Charges dropped in multiple cases after PAR investigative reports

PAR has three positive updates on cases we’ve recently covered. As part of our coverage of overpolicing in rural America, we update the case of…

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Did cops retaliate against this activist?

As we continue our investigation into overpolicing and mass incarceration in rural America, we return to Pocomoke City on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore to speak…

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This bodycam footage reveals all that is wrong with policing

Video obtained by TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis highlights American law enforcement officers’ lack of de-escalation training and respect for civilians. On this…

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Police union defends convicted cops keeping their jobs

Why is it so hard to reform the police, let alone hold police accountable for abusing their power? What are the legal and political protections…

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The white establishment rebels against community policing

Every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. EST on The Real News Network, journalists Stephen Janis and Taya Graham premiere a new episode of the acclaimed Police…

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Police hijack helicopter ambulance for aerial surveillance

Documents obtained by PAR reveal how an air ambulance (medevac) service has been used repeatedly to fly surveillance missions over the city of Baltimore, raising…

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