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Extrajudicial killings in Venezuela catches the eye of the UN

Many Venezuelans are probably wondering today just who is in charge of their country. Is it President Maduro, or the military? With the border fight still going on with Colombia, things have gone from bad to worse today.

'Alternative' bullet to be tested in Ferguson

Police shootings have never been more prominent, and some police forces — including the Ferguson, Mo. police — are testing a reportedly non-lethal alternative to bullets when confronting a suspect.

Toronto police shoot man cutting himself with knife

Toronto police shot a man who wielded a knife in the loading dock area of a Walmart in the Agincourt Mall Thursday afternoon. As many as three shots were fired and the Toronto Star reported that the man was hit twice in the abdomen.

Op-Ed: It's time to unite the entire St. Louis area

Ferguson - The recent violence in Ferguson is indicative of a greater problem in the whole St. Louis area. Lafayette Square, where I grew up, is one of the success stories. we can't stop there.

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.

Cop charged with killing unarmed former college football player

Charlotte - Chief Rodney Monroe, of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) in North Carolina, announced one of the department's officers has been charged in the shooting death of an unarmed man.

Op-Ed: The shootings at Woolwich — the big unanswered question

London - The immediate aftermath of the horrific murder of Lee Rigby has raised a question no one in the mainstream media has thought to ask.

RCMP cleared in shooting death of B.C. Canadian Forces veteran

British Columbia's police watchdog has cleared the RCMP of criminal responsibility in the death of Greg Matters last year. Matters' family is not happy and further steps are being taken.

RCMP officer charged in shooting of motorist

Boyle - The 34-year-old Alberta Mountie faces five charges arising from a vehicle stop in September 2011 in which the driver was shot. More than one shot is believed to have been fired by the officer.

Miami cop shoots naked man chewing on victim's face

Miami - When the attacker refused police commands to stop eating the face of his victim, the officer fired several shots, killing the naked man.

B.C. police shoot, kill four people in five weeks

B.C. cops have shot dead a Nanaimo man while investigating a noise complaint. Police said there was a confrontation and the man was shot. He is the fourth person shot dead by cops in B.C. in five weeks. A man was critically injured in a fifth shooting.

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Hatchet Greg Matters allegedly had in his hand when shot by RCMP
Hatchet Greg Matters allegedly had in his hand when shot by RCMP
Independent Investigations Office, B.C.
MacArthur Causeway  Miami
MacArthur Causeway, Miami
Marc Averette
Greg Matters  CF vet suffering from PSTD who was fatally shot by the RCMP in 2012
Greg Matters, CF vet suffering from PSTD who was fatally shot by the RCMP in 2012
Screen shot from 2012 CBC video