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Obama ‘deeply disturbed’ by Chicago police shooting of teen

Obama ‘deeply disturbed’ by Chicago police shooting of teenDash-cam video shows white officer shooting 17-year-old black man 16 times

At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, mourners vow to seek justice

At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, mourners vow to seek justiceThe Death of Jamar Clark, 24, in a confrontation with police has set off days of protests in Minneapolis

Protests in Chicago after police release video

Protests in Chicago after police release video Dashcam video showing the killing of Laquan McDonald by Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke sparks demonstrations

Chicago activists plan Black Friday protest over deadly police shooting

Chicago activists plan Black Friday protest over deadly police shootingOfficials released video showing a white officer, now charged with murder, shooting a black teen 16 times

Chicago cop charged with murder in shooting death of black teen

Chicago cop charged with murder in shooting death of black teen

Officer Jason Van Dyke expected to appear at bond hearing as city officials brace for release of video of shooting

Calif. city to pay $4.9 million over beating of homeless man

Calif. city to pay $4.9 million over beating of homeless man

Fullerton agreed pay the father of Kelly Thomas, whose 2011 fatal beating by two officers was caught on video

Calif. city to pay $4.9 million over beating of homeless man

Police arrest suspects in shooting near Jamar Clark protest

Gunmen shot five people near the site of protest against police shooting of unarmed black man

More protests in Minneapolis over police shooting of Jamar Clark

More protests in Minneapolis over police shooting of Jamar Clark

Image of police at protest pointing weapon at son of congressman Keith Ellison goes viral

Man shot by Minneapolis police dies: report

Man shot by Minneapolis police dies: report

Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot by police over the weekend, was unarmed and handcuffed, protesters say

Calif. city to pay $4.9 million over beating of homeless man

Independent review faults Baltimore police for riot respon

 

Study commissioned by Baltimore police critiques lack of preparation and shoddy equipment

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The Counted – Police Brutality

Guardian analysis finds 102 people killed by police so far this year were unarmed, and that agencies are killing people at twice the rate calculated by US government

LAPD officers shoot dead homeless man after street altercation

The McGlynn: To the LAPD, Have you no shame?

A video taken by a passerby appears to show police officers wrestling the man to the ground before shots are heard

Police officers shot and killed a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday in a dramatic confrontation caught on video.

Five officers grappled on a pavement with a man known as Africa before shooting him five times in front of horrified onlookers.

Second Autopsy Shows Pasco Police Shot Mexican Migrant From Behind

Antonio Zambrano-Montes, 35, was shot twice from the back during a Feb. 10 standoff with police in Pasco, Washington, according to a new autopsy described Thursday by attorney Charles Herrmann. The finding contradicts a claim made Wednesday by Sgt. Ken Lattin of the Tri-Cities Special Investigation Unit, a squad of officers from four police departments assigned to investigate the killing.

Jessica Hernandez, Teen Killed By Denver Police

  Jessica Hernandez, Teen Killed By Denver Police, Had 4 Gunshot Wounds: Autopsy  |  By SADIE GURMAN An autopsy of Jessica Hernandez, a 17-year-old girl killed by Denver police officers while driving a stolen car, shows she suffered four gunshot wounds. | Denver Channel DENVER (AP) — An autopsy shows a 17-year-old girl who was […].

Elderly man with his hands up tasered by Florida Highway Patrol officer

Elderly man with his hands up tasered by Florida Highway Patrol officer (VIDEO) by Jen HaydenFollow The McGlynn: Gestapo America! We have gone completely mad! attribution: screenshot from video You have the right to be tasered. For reasons unknown, Florida police tasered an elderly man who was surrendering and hand his hands up. The scene […]

3 Times Jon Stewart Stopped Making Jokes

3 Times Jon Stewart Stopped Making Jokes Comedy Central announced Tuesday that, after 15 years, Jon Stewart will soon step down as the host of The Daily Show. Stewart is known as a skilled comedian and political satirist who repeatedly dismissed his show as “fake news.” His oversized impact on the culture stemmed not from […]

Jerome Murdough, He Too Is America

ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerome Murdough, He Too Is America Jessica Ann Mitchell In 2013, Jerome Murdough baked to death in a 101-degree Rikers Island cell. This is how a former U.S. Marine met his end. In the United States of America, patriotism is a highly popularized sentiment. The love and pride in one’s country is an […]

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Cops Hold 11-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint

Cops Hold 11-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint Responding to Burglary Call at Her House One officer allegedly pointed a gun at her. The other held her down with his knee. By Janet Allon / AlterNet The McGlynn: Damn! Indict and Prosecute Florida police responded to a burglar alarm over the weekend by allegedly bursting into an […]

San Francisco Police Officer Hits, Kicks Homeless Man

SAN FRANCISCO — Video recorded on a city bus shows a San Francisco police officer kicking and hitting a homeless man after the officer apparently struggled to wake the man up.

Officer Raymond Chu also allegedly pepper sprayed 36-year-old Bernard Warren, according to the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, as their scuffle moved from inside the empty bus at the last stop in the Richmond district to the street outside.

Cops Hold 11-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint

Cops Hold 11-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint Responding to Burglary Call at Her House One officer allegedly pointed a gun at her. The other held her down with his knee. By Janet Allon / AlterNet The McGlynn: Damn! Indict and Prosecute Florida police responded to a burglar alarm over the weekend by allegedly bursting into an […]

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02 Feb

NY Cop Pulls Gun on Black Youths Because of Snowball Fight (Video)

NY Cop Pulls Gun on Black Youths Having a Snowball Fight (Video) by David Harris GershonFollow The McGlynn: Madness!! This upsetting and frightening incident demonstrates why black parents in America must have ‘the talk’ with their children about the dangers of law enforcement, and how to hopefully survive such encounters. In New Rochelle, New York, […]

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25 Jan

In Ferguson Saturday

Protesters of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, join with participants in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in St. Louis, January 19, 2015. (Photo: Whitney Curtis / The New York Times) In Ferguson Saturday <!– span class=”itemAuthor”> Written by Darryl Pinckney By Darryl Pinckney, The New York Review of Books […]

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18 Jan

Cop Gets Drunk, Shoots a Motorist

Civil Liberties Cop Gets Drunk, Shoots a Motorist and Gets a $500 Fine The gun shot victim was reportedly begging for his life.  By Tom Boggioni / Raw Story An off-duty Louisville police officer was acquitted by jury of one charge and fined $500 on another after shooting a motorist while off-duty and after a […]

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A Uniformed Police Officer Entered My Home Without Knocking

A Uniformed Police Officer Entered My Home Without Knocking–And You Won’t Believe His Justification bypaulexFollow forpaulex Recently, I was sitting at my computer, typing away, when I heard the door opening and closing in the next room. It was around lunchtime, so I figured it was my brother (he came home for lunch, once in […]

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15 Jan

Use of force by Rikers Island guards

This photo taken on June 11, 2014 shows the main sign for the Rikers Island correctional complex. Bebeto Matthews / AP Use of force by Rikers Island guards hits all-time high in 2014 Amid federal probe, figures show that New York City correction officers used force a record 4,074 times in 2014 Bebeto Matthews / […]

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10 Jan

Newly Released Tamir Rice Shooting Footage Shows Cleveland Officers Tackling Sister

Newly Released Tamir Rice Shooting Footage Shows Cleveland Officers Tackling Sister Extended security video shows aftermath of shooting as police refuse to aid Rice, handcuff teen sister by Nadia Prupis, staff writer (Warning: The video above contains disturbing images.) Newly released footage of the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November shows Cleveland police […]

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07 JanLawsuit filed by juror in Darren Wilson case against St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch

58-point lawsuit filed by juror in Darren Wilson case against St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch byShaun KingFollowforshaunking In a breaking story by Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio, it has been revealed that a member of the grand jury in the case against former Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson has filed a 58-point lawsuit against prosecutor […]

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04 Jan

Ezell Ford’s Long-awaited Autopsy Says 3 Shots, One to His Back Left Muzzle Imprint

* Ezell Ford’s Long-awaited Autopsy Says 3 Shots, One to His Back Left Muzzle Imprint: Spin That By: wendydavis (Comments have timed out on my ‘ No Indictment for Houston Cop Who Executed Unarmed Jordan Baker’ post, so I thought we could continue the conversation/s here.) From the LA Times: ‘The autopsy of Ezell Ford, a […]

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23 Dec

NYC asks federal court to approve mass arrests of protesters

The O’Leary: Incredible! NYC asks federal court to approve mass arrests of protesters By: Masoninblue With our nation in crisis regarding the epidemic of police killings of innocent unarmed citizens, most of whom are young black males, including Michael Brown, John Crawford, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, to mention a few, the NYPD police union […]

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23 Dec

Off Duty Black Officers In New York Say They Fear Fellow Cops

  Off Duty Black Officers In New York Say They Fear Fellow Cops Reuters  |  By Michelle Conlin (Editing by Ross Colvin) The O’Leary: Surprise, surprise. (Reuters) – From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same […]

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20 Dec

In Ferguson

In Ferguson Darryl Pinckney January 8, 2015 Issue Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, a leader of the protest movement, kneeling in prayer between police and a crowd of protesters outside the police station, Ferguson, Missouri, September 2014Forty years ago, in the days of “white flight” from American cities to the suburbs, Ferguson, Missouri was a “sundowner town”—black […]

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19 Dec

Video: NYPD Officers Caught Arresting, Repeatedly Punching Boy

* NYPD officers lined up, holding batons, during street protests. Video: NYPD Officers Caught Arresting, Repeatedly Punching Boy by Carimah Townes. CREDIT: AP A graphic new video shows NYPD officers beating a young boy against a vehicle. After three cops hold the boy against the car, a non-uniformed officer is seen running up and punching […]

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19 Dec

“9 Travesties Of Justice In 2014 That Would Be Totally Unbelievable If They Weren’t True”

9 Travesties Of Justice In 2014 That Would Be Totally Unbelievable If They Weren’t True by Nicole Flatow & Ian Millhiser CREDIT: Shutterstock Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others […]

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16 Dec

Texas officer attacks and tasers 76-year-old man over expired tags

Texas officer attacks and tasers 76-year-old man over expired tags byJen HaydenFollow attribution: screenshot from video Officer Nathanial Robinson tackling elderly man over expired tags. Another day, another case of jaw-dropping excessive force. This time in Victoria, Texas: The incident happened Thursday after Robinson saw an expired inspection sticker on the car Vasquez was driving […]

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08 DecTeenage Poet-” I Can’t Breathe!”

‘I can’t breathe’: young Twitter poet gives new voice to Eric Garner Jason Fotso’s poem, Last Words, is a response to the no indictment decision The Duke University freshman has also written about Ferguson The last words of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old man who died after being placed in an chokehold by New York police […]

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Ferguson marchers met with fried chicken, Confederate flags, and gunshots

By Hunter Ferguson marchers met with fried chicken, Confederate flags, and gunshots Missouri’s racist dregs certainly are in fine form of late. About 200 people met the [Journey for Justice] marchers as they reached Rosebud around noon, activists said. A display of fried chicken, a melon and a 40-ounce beer bottle had been placed in […]

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05 Dec

A Grand Jury Did Indict One Person Involved In Eric Garner’s Killing — The Man Who Filmed It

                        ************************** A Grand Jury Did Indict One Person Involved In Eric Garner’s Killing — The Man Who Filmed It The Huffington Post  | By Nick Wing On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided not to return an indictment for the police officer who […]

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05 Dec

Lynchings and police killings in America

* Five ugly and uncanny parallels between lynchings and police killings in America by Shaun KingFollow forshaunking attribution: screenshots for video It’s hard to think of anything that was uglier in post-slavery America than lynching. From 1882 to 1964, the archives at Tuskegee University documented that at least 3,445 African Americans were brutally lynched in […]

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05 DecLet’s Hear From Some Actual Police Officers

Wait A Minute–Let’s Hear From Some Actual Police Officers Before We Rush To Judgment Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 01:04 PM PST Considering the gravity of the circumstances and their potential impact on race relations in this country, it would seem prudent to hear from some actual police officers reacting to the non-indictment of one […]

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05 Dec

Two cops caught on video assaulting a woman in a Texas jail receive no indictment

Two cops caught on video assaulting a woman in a Texas jail receive no indictment Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 07:23 AM PST Last month, a Grand Jury in Jasper, Texas, cleared two police officers after they assaulted a black woman named Keyarika Diggles in Jasper City Jail in May of 2013. The whole incident […]

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04 Dec

Jon Stewart ‘I Honestly Don’t Know What To Say’

Jon Stewart On Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision: ‘I Honestly Don’t Know What To Say’ The Huffington Post  | By Ed Mazza Posted: 12/04/2014 8:58 am EST Updated: 2 hours ago The O’Leary: We lost our legitimacy to protest torture by other countries, we are about to lose (if we haven’t already) our legitimacy to protest […]

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02 Dec

What America’s police departments don’t want you to know

What America’s police departments don’t want you to know By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer. The O’Leary: American exceptionalism. Police in riot gear march towards protestors, who were demanding justice for Michael Brown, near the Edward Jones Dome, the site of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders, in downtown […]

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01 DecGuard Dogs for White AmericaDarren Wilson and Cops of His Ilk Are Guard Dogs for White America bychaunceydevegaFollow When Darren Wilson dropped his secretive mask in an exclusive interview on ABC, the world saw an unremarkable face. Wilson is a common man with a forgettable face and build; he is elevated by his police uniform, badge and gun into […]

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Posted in Civil Rights, Human Rights, Police Brutality by: The McGlynn No CommentsNext Entries »26 NovComplete grand jury testimony and evidence in the Darren Wilson case

4,799 pages of grand jury testimony and evidence in the Darren Wilson case byShaun KingFollow forshaunking attribution: Released Evidence On Monday evening, the grand jury in the Darren Wilson case decided against indicting him in the shooting death of unarmed Ferguson teenager Mike Brown. Soon thereafter prosecutor Bob McCulloch released 4,799 pages of grand jury […]

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Posted in Police Brutality by: The McGlynn Comments Off26 NovThe Ferguson grand jury was never intended to bring an indictment

The Ferguson grand jury was never intended to bring an indictment byJoan McCarterFollow Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 08:27 AM PST attribution: REUTERS St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch When you think of a grand jury, you think of a fair system in which the prosecutor makes his or her best case for bringing someone to […]

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Posted in Police Brutality by: The McGlynnComments Off23 NovCleveland police shoot dead 12-year-old boy

* Cleveland police shoot dead 12-year-old boy carrying ‘airsoft’ fake gun The McGlynn: Damn them to hell! Attorney: ‘We’re ultimately going to find out what happened’ Officer responding to 911 call about ‘probably fake’ gun fired twice A 12-year-old boy carrying what turned out to be a replica gun died on Sunday after he was […]

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Posted in Police Brutality by: The McGlynn Comments Off22 NovJust Another NYPD Day – Kill Immediately

Just Another NYPD Day: Shoot First. Kill Immediately. Get Treated for Ear Ringing Soon After. byjpmassar Akai Gurley was leaving with his girlfriend from her apartment. Unarmed, and unaware that he was doing anything wrong (he wasn’t), he decided the elevator was too slow to arrive, and opened the stairwell door.  That was his last […]

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16 Oct

Police Officer Christopher Manney Fired After Allegedly Shooting Man In Park

  * Officer Christopher Manney, 38, has been fired for instigating a fight with a mentally ill man that eventually led the officer to shoot the man 14 times, killing him. | Milwaukee Police Dept. Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney Fired After Allegedly Shooting Man In Park The O’Leary: Prosecute him. MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee […]

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10 Oct

Wow. Police harrass and humilate Black Man, White Lady Lawyer intervenes, restores order.

Wow. Police harrass and humilate Black Man, White Lady Lawyer intervenes, restores order. The O’Leary: This is priceless! byxxdr zombiexxFollow forDFH Local No 420 They were treating him like a dog. Attorney shuts down police stop of black handyman A recent videotaped incident in Washington, D.C., highlights the way race and class matter in police […]

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08 Oct

59-year-old Georgia man killed in no-knock raid

Wed Oct 08, 2014 at 08:59 AM PDT 59-year-old Georgia man killed in no-knock raid, no drugs found byJen HaydenFollow attribution: photo from Facebook David Hooks and his wife were in their home on September 24 when she looked out the window and saw men in hoods outside their home. Alarmed, she woke her husband […]

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06 OctProtest for Mike Brown at St. Louis Symphony #RequiemforMikeBrown* Stunning, Creative, Effective Protest for Mike Brown at St. Louis Symphony #RequiemforMikeBrown By jardin32 Requiem for Mike Brown Last night, right before the Brahms Requiem at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis,  brave singers stood up, and sang “Which Side are you on?” for Mike Brown, unfurling banners from the balcony, and at the […]

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27 Aug

“Through a Lens Darkly”

Race Seen Through Viewfinders The photographer Renee Cox,  featured in the film “Through a Lens Darkly,” comments on racism by drawing on a biblical narrative in which blacks have often been excluded. Credit Renee Cox/First Run Features …………Such images can still cause pain, in no small part because the attitudes they reflect don’t entirely belong […]

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20 Aug

The Rage in Ferguson Comes From the Ones Left Behind

Eugene Robinson | The Rage in Ferguson Comes From the Ones Left Behind EUGENE ROBINSON ON BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: Fir0002) The fire this time is about invisibility. Our society expects the police to keep unemployed, poorly educated African-American men out of sight and out of mind. When they suddenly take center stage, illuminated by […]

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19 Aug

Police Shot Him at ‘Point Blank Range’

Police in Ferguson Ordered Man to ‘Freeze’ Then Shot Him at ‘Point Blank Range’ with Rubber Bullet By: Kevin Gosztola   The O’Leary: The United Police States of America Police forces in Ferguson, Missouri, arrested at least twenty-two people last night and also fired tear gas indiscriminately into a crowd of demonstrators, which included families […]

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18 Aug

John Oliver on police militarization

John Oliver on police militarization: ‘Take it all away from them’ * John Oliver blasted Ferguson police and the militarization of America’s police forces last night. Check out the must-see video below the jump.

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