Abuse in prisons; Chicago mayor wants to expand civil asset seizure to accused gang members; Black women pick up guns; abused by her husband, a judge took away her kids.
Lawsuit filed in police dog mauling case in California after an officer sent his dog after a woman accused of shoplifting. The suit alleges the officer permitted the dog “to bite and gnaw on Ms. Bates’ scalp and skull for an extended period of time, despite Ms. Bates’ frantic pleas for him to call the dog off.” The Davis Vanguard (Feb. 17, 2022)
“Transgender Texas kids are terrified after governor orders that parents be investigated for child abuse: Some experts doubt that classifying gender-affirming care as child abuse would hold up in court, but families still feel targeted by Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order.” Texas Tribune (Feb. 28, 2022)
THREAD: Today the New York Times published what might be its worst police copaganda article yet. It's by the same newly hired reporter who I've written about before. I try my best below to explain what happened and why it is so important.— Alec Karakatsanis (@equalityAlec) March 6, 2022