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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Kelly Thomas in 2002 (left) and after being brutally beaten by Fullerton  California police officers...
Kelly Thomas in 2002 (left) and after being brutally beaten by Fullerton, California police officers in July 2011.
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Luis Rodriguez with wife Nair and daughter Lunahi
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Lawyer and family members of Marlene Pinnock who was beaten on the freeway by a CHP officer speak to...
Lawyer and family members of Marlene Pinnock who was beaten on the freeway by a CHP officer speak to the media
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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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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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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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During Tel Aviv weekend social justice protests two banks were vandalized.
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Andries Tatane, a peaceful protestor, shot dead by the SAPS
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3:18pm: These police burst into this area and created a blockade. at Queen and Spadina / Soho. A photo from downtown Toronto, during the June 26, 2010 G20 Protests.
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The police begin to block in protesters at Spadina and Queen Streets, Toronto on June 27.
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Police violence in Barcelona
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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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Brandie Redell and her boyfriend
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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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Christina West, 44, after her violent arrest on Aug. 10, 2013.
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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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