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Video: NYPD cops kill father of 6 for selling untaxed cigarettes

New York City - New York City police officers ignored an asthmatic man's desperate pleas as they choked him and slammed his head into the ground for the alleged crime of selling untaxed cigarettes, triggering a heart attack that killed the father of six on Thursday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 9 comments

Family of woman beaten by cop on LA freeway plans lawsuit

Los Angeles - The family of the woman who was caught on tape being punched several times in the face and head by a police officer as she lay on the median of a freeway announced they will launch a civil action against the police.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Video: California cop punches woman on LA freeway

Los Angeles - A video taken by a passing motorist shows a California Highway Patrol officer punching a woman several times face and head in the median of a Los Angeles freeway. An investigation has begun.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Toddler severely burned when police throw stun grenade in crib

Cornelia - A 19-month-old toddler is fighting for his life after being critically injured when Georgia police tossed a stun grenade into his crib during a botched drug raid.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Video: Vancouver cop knees protester during May Day rally

Vancouver - A video was uploaded to YouTube showing a Vancouver police officer kneeing a student as he and other officers were attempting to handcuff him.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

U.S. professor preparing to engage in hunger strike ‘until death’ Special

San Francisco - Activists are rallying around a California man who will begin a hunger strike on May 13th in the hopes of forcing the government to begin dialogue about police brutality, releasing political prisoners, and its treatment of immigrants.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 13 comments

Op-Ed: Dallas Police Association against citizens filming police

Dallas - Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston wishes citizens would stop filming officers. The statements occurred after a Dallas police officer was filmed during a traffic stop by an unidentified woman associated with Cop Block.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Occupy protester wounded by Oakland police gets $4.5 million

Oakland - A former US Marine and Iraq war veteran who was critically injured after being struck in the head with a 'less lethal' police projectile during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland in 2011 will receive $4.5 million from the city.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Albuquerque police under fire for killing homeless camper

Albuquerque - The Albuquerque Police Department says its officers were justified in killing a mentally ill homeless man with a history of violence who was camping illegally in the city's foothills.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Video shows police officer in Texas breaking student's arm

The actions of a police officer in Beaumont, Texas are being questioned after a recently released video shows the officer breaking a student's arm.
In the Media by Alex Allen

San Jose police officer Geoffrey Graves charged with on-duty rape

San Jose - A police officer in California's third-largest city has been accused of raping a vulnerable woman in a hotel room while on duty last September.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

New app aims to cut down on police brutality Special

After "years and years of seeing violence in (the black) community," a Toronto developer has created Cop Watch, an app he hopes will cut down on instances of police brutality.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Thomas

84-yr-old man beaten bloody by NYPD cops after jaywalking

New York - An elderly New York City man was beaten bloody and hospitalized after he was stopped by NYPD officers for allegedly jaywalking in Manhattan's Upper West Side on Sunday afternoon.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 14 comments

Petition to file charges against officers who beat Kelly Thomas

Fullerton - A new petition has surfaced on the White House's "We The People" website asking for federal charges to be filed against the officers who beat Kelly Thomas to death.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 5 comments

FBI probes police beating death of California homeless man

Los Angeles - The FBI on Monday announced it would investigate the acquittal of two cops in Fullerton, California who brutally beat a mentally ill homeless man to death in July 2011.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 10 comments

Woman who fell from LAPD car claims she was sexually assaulted

Los Angeles - A graduate student who was caught on camera tumbling out of a moving police car in Los Angeles claims she was being sexually assaulted by her arresting officer.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Tennessee deputy arrested — Charged with aggravated rape

Chattanooga - A Tennessee sheriff's deputy was fired and arrested after he allegedly raped a woman during a routine traffic stop earlier this month.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Fullerton cops acquitted in brutal beating death of unarmed man

Santa Ana - Two former Fullerton, California police officers were acquitted Monday of brutally beating an unarmed mentally ill homeless man, who died days later, with charges dropped against a third officer involved in the July 2011 incident.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Cops from LA to New York City under attack for corruption

Los Angeles - The sheriff of Los Angeles, many of whose deputies face federal corruption charges, retired Tuesday. In New York City light was thrown on a scheme by the boys in blue to rip off the public with false PTSD claims.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Inside the American police state Special

For decades, activists have warned of the advancing police state in the United States. The police state arrived, not amidst a storm of riot police, but through the completely unmitigated expansion of total surveillance.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 12 comments

Video of Spanish cops hitting pro-choice protesters goes viral

Madrid - This video footage has been released by the group "Periodismo Humano." It shows unarmed women, protesting in favor of abortion in front of the Ministry of Justice in Madrid, being beaten and knocked to the ground by police batons.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

SoCal cop accused of raping transexual woman while on duty

El Monte - A transexual woman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging a uniformed, on-duty El Monte, California police officer raped her last year.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 12 comments

Op-Ed: Alabama attorney jailed after writing stories about ex-Gov.'s son

Columbiana - Alabama attorney Roger Shuler, proprietor and chief writer for the Legal Schnauzer blog, is currently cooling his heels in a Shelby County, Alabama, jail cell after being arrested Thursday night.

Op-Ed: Are police killing more people?

Santa Rosa - While a week hardly passes without a report of questionable shooting deaths by police, it is difficult to determine whether the number is increasing. There is no national data.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

National Day Against Police Brutality protests begin Special

Sacramento - Tomorrow, the families of over 50 victims of lethal excessive force by police will be joined by protesters in Sacramento, California to make demands of California on the 18th National Day Against Police Brutality.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 4 comments

Woman whose face was shattered in custody sues Skokie Special

Skokie - Chicago woman, Cassandra Feuerstein, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Skokie, Illinois and one of its officers, Michael Hart, after an incident in which she was pushed inside a of cell.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 3 comments

Mayor of Atlantic City asks DOJ to investigate police brutality

Atlantic City - Mayor Lorenzo Langford called upon the Attorney General’s office of his state and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the incident that occurred outside a casino in which an unarmed man was beat by six officers and attacked by a police a dog.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Anonymous launches video ahead of the Million Mask March Special

The collective behind the global protest that will occur on November 5th in over 150 countries launched a YouTube video today to raise awareness of the march.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 3 comments

Dashcam shows violent arrest of Florida woman for DUI

Tallahassee - After the woman was arrested and placed in the back of a patrol car, she was told to get out again. When she finally complies, she's slammed down on the trunk of the car and then thrown face first onto the ground.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 12 comments

Alberta sheriff on desk duty after alleged assault on woman

Edmonton - The Alberta sheriff accused of assaulting an Edmonton dentist Aug. 3 has been reassigned to desk duty while he and his department wait on the results of an RCMP investigation.
In the Media by Kirstin Stokes Smith - 1 comment
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A tense scene at Toronto vigil to mark the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim killed by Toronto police...
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A tense scene at Toronto vigil to mark the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim killed by Toronto police on a TTC streetcar early Saturday, July 27, 2013. Toronto police officers fired three shots. After several seconds, officers fired six additional shots. Seconds later, one officer climbs up the streetcar stairs and the sound of a Taser can be heard
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Brandie Redell
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CHP officer seen punching woman on Los Angeles freeway
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