Tag: Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Teen Claims Body-Cams Show the Police Framed Him. What Do You See?

Marijuana arrests are the latest battleground for critics of the police who are fighting to reverse years of racially imbalanced policing in New York. While the Police Department has sharply scaled back marijuana arrests recently, more than 6,000 people were arrested in the first six months of 2018 over small […]

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Man Pleads Guilty to ‘Swatting’ Hoax That Resulted in a Fatal Shooting

A California man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making dozens of hoax phone calls during which he reported fake crimes, including one high-profile call last year that resulted in another man in Wichita, Kan., being fatally shot by a police officer. Under a plea agreement, the caller, Tyler Barriss, 25, […]

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Sessions, in Last-Minute Act, Sharply Limits Use of Consent Decrees to Curb Police Abuses

WASHINGTON — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drastically limited the ability of federal law enforcement officials to use court-enforced agreements to overhaul local police departments accused of abuses and civil rights violations, the Justice Department announced late on Thursday. In a major last-minute act, Mr. Sessions signed a memorandum […]

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An Artist Honors Tamir Rice, One Orange Object at a Time

CLEVELAND — Boxes of pizza and trays filled with steaming food lined wooden tables at the Spaces art gallery here. Visitors to a recent opening could help themselves, but if they chose corn on the cob or chicken nuggets, they had to reach over the sign that read: “Please enjoy this offering of Tamir Rice’s […]

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Family of Australian Woman Shot by Police Sues Minneapolis

The family of an unarmed woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer last summer filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against the officer, his partner, top police officials and the city itself. The suit on behalf of the family of the woman, Justine Maia Ruszczyk, seeks $50 million in damages. In the […]

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In Duterte’s Philippines, Having a Beer Can Now Land You in Jail

MANILA — When six plainclothes policemen, hands gripping their holstered guns, charged down the winding alleys of the slum where Edwin Panis lives, he didn’t imagine they could be coming for him. Mr. Panis, 45, was drinking beer with friends near his shack on an embankment overlooking Manila Bay. A stevedore and neighborhood security officer, […]

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Macron Aide Hits Protester. President Gets Bruised.

Mr. Benalla was suspended for 15 days without pay and was told that he was no longer in charge of organizing security during presidential trips, Mr. Roger-Petit said, adding that the disciplinary sanctions were presented to Mr. Benalla “as a last warning before firing.” But Mr. Macron’s opponents called the sanctions too lenient and asked […]

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India’s Battle for Same-Sex Love

There are six petitions arguing against Section 377 before the court. They are from activists, students and alumni of elite engineering institutes, and a celebrity chef, a dancer and hoteliers. India has come a long way from 2001 when the petition against the law had to be filed by an AIDS advocacy organization because no […]

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‘I Can’t Breathe’: Video of Indigenous Australian’s Prison Death Stirs Outrage

SYDNEY, Australia — David Dungay Jr., a prisoner at a Sydney jail, told the guards pinning him to his bed that he couldn’t breathe, according to a video recording. He said it at least 12 times, in a high, panicky scream. One guard’s response to Mr. Dungay was also recorded: “If you’re talking, you can […]

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Confronting Implicit Bias in the New York Police Department

She launched the for-profit company in 2011. The program started as a way to train patrol officers and supervisors, but the curriculum has expanded to instruct an agency’s trainers who, in turn, can coach their own officers. In New York, the implicit bias classes are limited to about 40 officers, with two trainers, according to […]

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Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Man, and Then a Crowd Confronts Officers

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer fatally shot a man Saturday evening on the city’s South Side, angering nearby residents who gathered at the scene in large numbers and confronted officers for several hours. The shooting was the latest in recent years to expose deep-seated mistrust between the Chicago police and residents of predominantly black […]

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Before an Arrest, Officers Tossed a (Virtual) Coin

After police officers saw a woman speeding on a wet road in Georgia they pulled the driver over and conferred about whether to arrest her. The woman, Sarah Webb, 24, had been running late for her shift at a hair salon when she sped past a patrol car on April 7 in Roswell, Ga., outside […]

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Officer Who Fired Stun Gun at Unarmed Black Man Will Not Be Suspended

A Pennsylvania police officer who was recorded using a Taser on an unarmed black man in a widely shared video will not be fired or suspended, officials said. Danene Sorace, the mayor of Lancaster, Pa., acknowledged at a news conference on Friday that some members of the community would find the decision “extremely upsetting.” “So […]

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In France, Police Killing Unleashes Familiar Riots and Recrimination

PARIS — A night of rioting touched off by a police killing set off a familiar replay of grim media images on Wednesday morning in France, where law enforcement tactics in immigrant neighborhoods are a regular source of friction. French television replayed a seemingly endless loop of images from the western city of Nantes of […]

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Video Shows Police Officer Firing Stun Gun at Unarmed Man Sitting on Curb

In 2008, an officer with the New York Police Department fired a Taser at an emotionally disturbed man on a ledge in Brooklyn, in violation of departmental guidelines, and the man fell some 10 feet to his death. The lieutenant who had given the order to fire the Taser killed himself eight days later. Tasers, […]

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East Pittsburgh Police Officer Charged in Killing of Antwon Rose

A police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pa., was charged with criminal homicide on Wednesday in the fatal shooting last week of Antwon Rose II, an unarmed teenager who was struck three times while attempting to flee. ImageOfficer Michael Rosfeld was charged with criminal homicide on Wednesday in the shooting.CreditAllegheny County Police Department Officer Michael Rosfeld, […]

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Antwon Rose II, Killed by a Police Officer, Is Remembered as a ‘Bright Light’

Antwon Rose II was “confused and afraid,” he wrote in a poem in 2016. “I see mothers bury their sons,” it said. “I want my mom to never feel that pain.” On Monday, two friends of Antwon, 17, a rising high school senior from Rankin, Pa., who was killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer […]

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Police Killing of Antwon Rose, 17, in East Pittsburgh Prompts Protests

Officials said Officer Rosfeld had worked for the Oakmont Borough Police Department, which is about 15 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, as a part-time patrol officer from 2011 to 2013. Jason Domaratz, the police chief in Harmar Township, said Officer Rosfeld joined the Harmar Township Police Department, just across the Allegheny River, in February 2012 as […]

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Unarmed 17-Year-Old Fatally Shot as He Ran From East Pittsburgh Police

The officer stopped the car at 8:40 p.m. and took the driver into custody. “While he was putting the driver into handcuffs, two other occupants ran from the car,” the Allegheny County police said. An East Pittsburgh officer started shooting, striking the 17-year-old “several times.” The teenager was brought to U.P.M.C. McKeesport hospital, where he […]

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The World Cup Is Fun. Except for the Russians Being Tortured.

MOSCOW — Have you enjoyed the first week of the 2018 World Cup? Good. Some of the games have certainly been very exciting! Now read the words of Dmitry Pchelintsev as they appeared in MediaZona, a small independent online publication focused on police brutality and the prison system in Russia: “The man in surgical gloves […]

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