Montana Law Enforcement Gearing-Up For Mass Anti-Pipeline Protests

By Hunter Pauli, Havreherald.com -

State and federal agencies are training Montana law enforcement officers to surveil anti-Keystone XL pipeline activists’ social media and arrest protesters en masse, according to correspondence [...]

Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Are Moonlighting For A Controversial Pipeline Company

By Karen Savage, Theappeal.org -

Pipeline protester Cindy Spoon was trying to stop Energy Transfer Partners’ heavy tree-cutting equipment from coming onto a pristine cypress forest-covered island in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya [...]

Infiltration And Intense Law Enforcement At Standing Rock Camp

By Will Parrish, theintercept.com -

AS LAW ENFORCEMENT officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from a camp in the pipeline’s path, two sheriff’s [...]

Protests Against ADL’s Role In US-Israel Deadly Exchange Programs

By Staff, jewishvoiceforpeace.org -

By Staff of JVP - JVP activists demonstrated at Anti-Defamation League offices from New York to Seattle, New Haven to Chicago, and 11 other cities across the country Wednesday as part of a [...]

Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Force Now An Advisor

By Lauren McCauley, www.commondreams.org -

By Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams - Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is [...]

Escalation & Privatization Of Law Enforcement Will Make Corps. Wealthier

By Emily Verdugo, www.alternet.org -

By Emily Verdugo for AlterNet - Back in August, the Obama administration issued a memo that many hoped signaled an end to the government's use of for-profit prison corporations. That memo, issued [...]

Palantir Technologies Is Creating a Vast Immigration Database

By Emma Niles, www.truthdig.com -

By Emma Niles for Truthdig. Palantir Technologies, a software company founded by Silicon Valley conservative Peter Thiel, has almost finished creating a $41 million program for Immigration and [...]

Federal Prosecutors Declined Police Prosecutions 96% Of The Time

By Brian Bowling and Andrew Conte, www.triblive.com -

By Brian Bowling and Andrew Conte for Trib Live - Federal prosecutors declined to pursue civil rights allegations against law enforcement officers 96 percent of the time since 1995, a [...]

Officials Outraged: Report NYPD Kicking People Out Of Homes

By Sarah Ryley, www.propublica.org -

By Sarah Ryley for ProPublica and the New York Daily News - A wide swath of public officials are calling for change in response to a Daily News and ProPublica investigation about the NYPD’s use [...]

Can Local Law Enforcement Be Democratized?

By Simon Davis-Cohen, www.theleap.thischangeseverything.org -

By Simon Davis-Cohen for The Leap - In Medina County, Ohio, the local prosecutor, sheriff and judge are not behaving the way the fossil fuel industry has come to expect. A pipeline venture known [...]

US Police Chiefs Launch Effort To End Mass Incarceration

By Wilson Dizard, www.america.aljazeera.com -

By Wilson Dizard for Aljazeera - A group of 130 law enforcement officials announced the formation of a new organization on Wednesday to support the growing movement to end mass incarceration in [...]

Death Of Choctaw Activist Rexdale Henry In Neshoba Jail

By R.L. Nave, www.jacksonfreepress.com -

By R.L. Nave in Jackson Free Press - A private autopsy is under way for Rexdale W. Henry, a 53-year-old man found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Miss., on July [...]

Kinder Morgan Paid PA Police Department To ‘Deter Protests’

By Adam Federman, www.earthisland.org -

Between June and October 2013, Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, paid a local Pennsylvania police department more than $50,000 to patrol a controversial [...]