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Video shows cop repeatedly punching handcuffed woman

Jacksonville - Although the incident occurred Wednesday, a rookie police officer has already been fired and charged. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) released the video taken within the jail that shows the alleged assault.

Video of Henderson, Nevada police dog mauling infant sparks anger

Henderson - Police in Henderson, Nevada have released dashcam video of a January incident in which K-9 officers unleashed a police dog that mauled the 17-month-old daughter of an innocent man.

Black Lives Matter shuts down 6 cities

Minneapolis - This afternoon, the Black Lives Matter movement staged protests across six cities to call attention to police killings of African Americans in the United States.

$4.9M settlement in Kelly Thomas police beating death

Fullerton - The city of Fullerton, California has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a civil wrongful death case stemming from the July 2011 police beating death of a mentally ill homeless man.

Brutal Bay Area police beating caught on video

San Francisco - Two Alameda County Sheriff's deputies have been placed on leave following the posting of a YouTube video allegedly showing them brutally beating a suspected car thief in San Francisco last Thursday.

He's just a kid: Bystanders outraged by beating sustained by teen

Stockton, Calif. police have come under scrutiny in recent days for the department's handling of a defiant teenager accused of jaywalking, and ignoring an officer's orders to get on the sidewalk during an altercation last Wednesday.

Children sent to police boot camp beaten, officers arrested

Los Angeles - A group of troubled children received an introduction to the rather rough nature of policing tactics when four police officers physically abused them at a boot camp. The accused officers have since been arrested, but are now out on bail.

Man who shot Eric Garner chokehold video is suicidal, regretful

Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner's police brutality video, wishes he had never shot the fatal chokehold arrest. Orta said he had to move after his video went viral because he and his family were repeatedly harassed by cops.

Hip-hop power couple leverages wealth to bail out protesters

Baltimore - Hip-hop and R&B power-duo Jay-Z and Beyonce donated tens of thousands of dollars to bail out protesters jailed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Miss., and Baltimore, according to a source close to the couple.

Freddie Gray death ruled homicide; 6 Baltimore officers charged

Baltimore - The death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore man who suffered severe throat and spinal cord injuries while in police custody, has been ruled a homicide caused by severe trauma.

Man dies after spine broken during Baltimore police arrest

Baltimore - A Baltimore man has died a week after suffering a broken spine while being arrested and transported by police for allegedly carrying a knife in his pants.

California deputies brutally beat man after stolen horse pursuit

Apple Valley - A TV news helicopter captured disturbing footage of Southern California sheriff's deputies brutally attacking a man who was lying on the ground and surrendering after being shot with a stun gun during a bizarre pursuit involving a stolen horse.

U.S. cop charged after filmed shooting black man

Washington - A white U.S. police officer from South Carolina has been charged with murder after video emerged showing him repeatedly shooting a fleeing and apparently unarmed black man in the back.

Another police shooting kills unarmed migrant worker

Pasco - Pasco, Washington is still on edge today, trying to understand why three policemen shot and killed an unarmed migrant worker on Tuesday. The county coroner has called for an inquest in the hope of defusing rising tensions.

New Mexico cop James Watters charged in alleged sexual assault

Grants - An off-duty New Mexico policeman and his friend have been arrested and accused of raping a 20-year-old woman after a night of drinking on Christmas.

Man attends police brutality rally, gets killed by cop next day

Rapid City - A knife-wielding Native American man was shot and killed by South Dakota police a day after attending an anti-police brutality protest in the state's second-largest city.

Op-Ed: The U.S government’s history of violently suppressing protest

Washington D.c. - Without resisting the laws forced onto them by the British, America wouldn’t exist. The dissent that built a nation is still strong among those protesting police brutality, but as history shows, the attack on protest by the U.S government is not rare.

Op-Ed: Rape, use of force, and torture: 2014's autumn of tough questions

A perfect storm is brewing this autumn over three agonizingly difficult questions: Responsibility in our alleged "rape culture," appropriate police use of force, and the alleged torture committed by the CIA. What does this mean for, and about, America?

Phoenix police name officer who killed unarmed Rumain Brisbon Special

Phoenix - Peaceful but passionate anti-police brutality protests continued for the seventh straight night in central Phoenix on Tuesday after police officials there named the white officer who shot and killed Rumain Brisbon, an unarmed black father of four.

Op-Ed: An NYPD officer with a disciplinary history gets away with murder

New York - This is no isolated incident. Police have far too much power, impunity, and not enough accountability. The man who killed Eric Garner had such a poor record, he should have been nothing more than a mall security guard.

Video: Denver cops brutalize drug suspect, pregnant girlfriend

Denver - The Denver Police Department is defending an officer who was caught on video repeatedly punching a drug suspect's head into the pavement and knocking his pregnant girlfriend to the ground, footage an eyewitness claims the officers erased from his tablet.

Op-Ed: The story about Brown and Wilson is bigger than Ferguson

Ferguson - What is happening in Ferguson is a tragedy, but the narrative of looting, arson, and the death of Michael Brown only scratches at the surface of the bigger issue. Police all over America have killed unarmed Americans, and have escaped punishment.

Rookie NYPD cop fatally shoots unarmed man in Brooklyn project

New York - A rookie New York Police Department officer shot and killed an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project late Thursday night in what the shooter allegedly told colleagues was an "accident."

Brazil as violent as Gaza, cops kill 6 people a day study says

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's police force has killed more than 11,000 of their own citizens in the last five years, according to a new study. This figure places the society's violence levels on par with war torn regions like the Gaza Strip.

Former Texas cop accused of raping teen while officers watched

Pharr - A former South Texas police officer will stand trial for allegedly raping an underage girl multiple times while fellow officers watched.

Video: NYPD cops slam pregnant woman to the ground

New York - The New York Police Department's internal affairs division is investigating officers who were caught on video slamming a visibly pregnant woman belly-first to the ground.

Op-Ed: Despite rage, cop op-ed correct on avoiding police confrontation

Ferguson - A veteran of the LAPD and current homeland security professor at Colorado Tech University has courted controversy by encouraging citizens to avoid physical confrontation with law enforcement by quickly and obediently complying with all police commands.

Op-Ed: Ferguson rioters spit on the memory of Michael Brown

Ferguson - It looked like we were about to see a true groundswell of support for community policing and a de-militarization of law enforcement...but then the Missouri governor had to call the National Guard into Ferguson. Rioters have spat on Michael Brown's memory.

Op-Ed: United States should consider a draft for police officers

In the wake of the tragic shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri people are asking tough questions about how law enforcement operates in many American cities. Frequent questions involve thin blue lines and militarization of police.

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.
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A makeshift memorial for Kelly Thomas  at the site where he was killed in 2011 after a beating by Fu...
A makeshift memorial for Kelly Thomas, at the site where he was killed in 2011 after a beating by Fullerton police officers, in Fullerton, California January 14, 2014
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Luis Rodriguez with wife Nair and daughter Lunahi
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Police brutality during the miners' demonstration in Madrid, Spain
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During Tel Aviv weekend social justice protests two banks were vandalized.
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File photo: Zimbabwe riot police attack the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) members, October 2007.
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Ex-Fullerton police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli (on photo) were acquitted in the 2011 be...
Ex-Fullerton police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli (on photo) were acquitted in the 2011 beating and stun-gun death of a mentally ill California homeless man that touched off street protests and political upheaval in the Los Angeles suburb of Fullerton
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An NBC helicopter filmed brutal police beating and kicking of an alleged horse thief after they used a stun gun on him. The beating took place in the southern California desert of the San Bernardino County.
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Photo of the University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing who fatally shot Samuel DuBose on July 19, 2015, during a traffic stop. — Photo: provided: University of Cincinnati.
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Kelly Thomas in 2002 (left) and after being brutally beaten by Fullerton, California police officers in July 2011.
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CHP officer seen punching woman on Los Angeles freeway
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Christina West, 44, after her violent arrest on Aug. 10, 2013.
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A still from video footage obtained by The Guardian showing the aftermath of what appears to be a police assault of Ian Tomlinson on April 1, 2009. The video was shot by an investment fund manager from New York, who passed it to The Guardian. He has relinquished his copyright and wants it to be distributed freely.
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UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike pepper-sprays Occupy UC Davis protesters who were blocking the police from removing arrested protesters from the quad
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Miners killed by police at the wildcat strike at Lonmin's mine at Marikana
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A tense scene at Toronto vigil to mark the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim killed by Toronto police...
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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A tense scene at Toronto vigil to mark the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim killed by Toronto police...
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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A tense scene at Toronto vigil to mark the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim killed by Toronto police...
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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A tense scene at Toronto vigil to mark the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim killed by Toronto police...
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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