Marco Antonio Topete was supposed to be charged with the murder of a Yolo County, California, sheriff's deputy in open court. That's what the law calls for. It didn't work out that way. Sheriff's deputies barred just about everyone—including the media and the defendant's family—from the courtroom except the slain deputy's family and colleagues. Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto at first said court officials had barred the public from the public hearing. He later admitted that his deputies decided on their own to lock the courtroom doors.
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Are we seeing a tipping point where police begin to grasp why the public is so outraged?
Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.