TOPIC: Killer Cops

San Jose jail death: Sheriff condemns 3 correctional officers booked on murder in fatal beating

"Pictured is Michael James Tyree in a booking mug from an undisclosed law enforcement agency. Tyree died August 26, 2015, while in the custody of the Santa Clara County Corrections Department. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office arrested three corrections officers on Sept. 3, 2015 in connection with Tyree's death."

09.06.15 - The three guards at Santa Clara County Main Jail were only supposed to be conducting a routine search of Michael Tyree's cell, looking for extra clothing or toiletries that inmates often try to hoard. Instead, the correctional officers did something "violent and cowardly," Sheriff Laurie Smith said Thursday, that left the 31-year-old mentally ill man lying naked on the floor, covered in lacerations and bruises and bleeding to death internally. Read…

Oakland Police Kill Again

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08.15.15 - Police violence against the people of Oakland continues to escalate as the state kills again. The fourth African-American man killed by the OPD since June, Nathaniel Wilks was said to be attempting to flee when he was killed on August 12th at 27th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The community responded with a gathering at the site of the shooting at 7pm. The streets of the intersection were blocked, but traffic was allowed through after the purpose of the gathering was explained. A tech bus also attempted to pass but was stopped. By sunset, the crowd had grown, and a march headed into downtown and back. Corporate stores were attacked, many angry messages were left for the police, and a highway was even blocked at one point. Read…