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  • crimewatchrt 10:22 pm on October 24, 2009 Permalink |
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    Crime Victims Resources 

    The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Since its inception in 1985, the National Center has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States serving millions of crime victims.

    Our Mission

    The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

    How We Help Victims of Crime

    Working with local, state, and federal partners, the National Center for Victims of Crime:

    • Provides direct services and resources to victims of crime across the country;
    • Advocates for laws and public policies that secure rights, resources, and protections for crime victims;
    • Delivers training and technical assistance to victim service organizations, counselors, attorneys, criminal justice agencies, and allied professionals serving victims of crime; and
    • Fosters cutting-edge thinking about the impact of crime and the ways in which each of us can help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

    Contact us for help, information about your options, and referrals to local services anywhere in the country.

  • crimewatchrt 10:07 pm on October 24, 2009 Permalink |
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    Police Misconduct Resources 

    American Civil Liberties Union:
    The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

    America’s toughest Sheriff?
    The truth about Phoenix’s nutty and cruel Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

    Bad Cop, No Donut:
    A regular feature on The Bitter End radio show.

    Blue Must Be True:
    “… to hold law enforcement officers and government officials accountable when police performance lacks integrity and professionalism.”

    Keeping an eye on police corruption in the United Kingdom.

    Roadblock Revelations:
    “General information and discussions regarding growing threats to our right to privacy & travel”.

    Fights police abuse, brutality, and corruption. It’s a national group with lots of local chapters, but it started with Berkeley Copwatch (I was a member when I lived there), and that’s probably still their most effective local group. “Policing the police.”

    Drue Myers Journal:
    Ongoing coverage of official corruption cases, with a strong interest in criminal cops, prosecutors, judges, and jailers.

    Flex Your Rights:
    Protect your rights during police encounters.

    Info & advice about California red light camera tickets.

    Injustice Everywhere:
    “… gathering information about reported incidents of police misconduct across the US, analyzing and compiling statistics based from several sources, and then publishing the results of all this information in a reader-friendly way in order to encourage informed debate where it was once impossible to do.

    The Innocence Project:
    Last chance after a guilty verdict.

    Judicial Transparency now
    and San Diego Judges:
    These sites track crooked judges, focused in the San Diego area.

    National Lawyers Guild:
    Lawyers with consciences.

    Well-funded organization runs video stings of police operations.

    News and information on police brutality and criminality.

    Photography is Not a Crime:
    Activist Carlos Miller’s blog keeps an eye on the more egregious cases of police misconduct, especially in interactions with reporters and photographers.

    “… allows registered users to leave written feedback about their interactions with police officers, and rank the officer’s service based on three criteria: Professionalism, Fairness and Satisfaction.”

    Real cover-up and corruption by law enforcement. Real family frustration and heartbreak.

    What to expect and how to handle the situation

    Simple Justice:
    A New York criminal defense blog, with a healthy distaste for police corruption and misconduct.

    Truth in Justice:
    An educational non-profit organized to educate the public regarding the vulnerabilities in the U. S. criminal justice system that make the criminal conviction of wholly innocent persons possible

    When the police don’t take no for an answer
    by Claire Wolfe, Backwoods Home Magazine

    Police brutality resultsPolice brutality results

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