I originally penned this article for the Community Alliance after the Fresno Police implemented Beware by Intrado into their daily police routine. The idea that our speech could be used to elevate an arbitrary threat rating was entirely unacceptable to me. Continue reading BEWARE!! The Fresno Police Are Watching You
The assistant pastor, of an inner city church, who champions reform in law enforcement in Fresno is set appear in court this month.
Rev. Floyd Harris Jr. has long been a thorn in the side of the Fresno police department and the police chief Jerry Dyer. Not the typical pastor his services often start with short films about the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King and the Black Panthers. Rev. Harris has followed in their footsteps educating the next generation about their rights when dealing with police, self respect and the value of hard work. Continue reading Fresno Police Target Local Pastor
A DUI checkpoint conducted in Fresno, CA on Friday night yielded only ten arrests. However, it was successful in stealing 26 vehicles from their unlicensed owners. The total number of vehicles that passed through the checkpoint is unknown but the impound to arrest ratio is 2.5/1. It has me asking, “are DUI checkpoints really about stopping drunk drivers or generating revenue through impound fees and citations?” Police roadblocks are not only reminiscent of WW2 era Germany, or modern day Palestine, but just like the TSA, DUI checkpoints are just an actor in the state’s security theatre. Continue reading There Is No Evidence that DUI Checkpoints Keep You Safe
This post was originally posted at FresnoPeoplesMedia.com
The Fresno Police Department is at the forefront of a new social media technology that will assign threat levels to individuals using their posts on social media. The product known as “Beware” uses similar technology as credit checks and is supposed to determine how much danger the officers will be getting into when responding to 911 calls. Continue reading Fresno Police at Forefront of Orwellian “Threat Level” Technology