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Albuquerque Protests Turn Violent Albuquerque Protests Turn Violent

Earlier this month, James Boyd, age 38, was confronted by police officers for illegally camping in the Sandia Foothills in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a somewhat brief standoff, Boyd and the officers had come to a peaceful agreement of sorts. …

LAPD Manhunt: Out of Policy Ruling Recommended LAPD Manhunt: Out of Policy Ruling Recommended

The fate of eight officers involved in last year’s publicized manhunt of former police officer Christopher Dorner will be decided by LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck, who has recommended an out of policy ruling for the shooting. The officers fired …

LAPD Beating Lawsuit, Jury Rules Against Banker LAPD Beating Lawsuit, Jury Rules Against Banker
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Former Banker and Hollywood executive, Brian Mulligan who claimed excessive force during an arrest in May 2012, sued two Los Angeles police officers John Miller and John Nichols for a cool $20 million dollars. According to authorities, Mulligan was seen …

Kelly Thomas Verdict: Police Officers Found Not Guilty Kelly Thomas Verdict: Police Officers Found Not Guilty
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On Monday, Jan. 13, former Fullerton, CA police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges related to the beating death of homeless schizophrenic Kelly Thomas. Charges that were to be filed …

Kelly Thomas: Cops Acquitted Of Beating To Death Homeless Man Kelly Thomas: Cops Acquitted Of Beating To Death Homeless Man

A jury acquitted two former Fullerton police officers Monday in the death of Kelly Thomas. Charges against a third officer, Joseph Wolfe, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter, were also dropped. Kelly Thomas was a homeless, schizophrenic man who died …

Rahm Emanuel Apologizes for Police Torture Rahm Emanuel Apologizes for Police Torture
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After decades of police abuse, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has issued an apology for the torture that occurred from 1972 to 1991 under former Commander Jon Burge. The city has paid out millions over the years to men who were …

Long Beach Beating Victim’s Girlfriend Speaks Out Long Beach Beating Victim’s Girlfriend Speaks Out
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Long Beach police officers are under investigation after a video of officers beating a man was leaked on YouTube. Lee Ann Hernandez, the girlfriend of the man in the video, says that her boyfriend has mental issues and that his …

Detroit Police Officers Accused of Robbery Detroit Police Officers Accused of Robbery
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Detroit does not have what one would call a sparkling reputation when it comes to crime and its police force. Problems and stories arise almost daily, but a recent scandal that broke this week is of particular interest; two men, …

Videotaping Police is Easier With the New ACLU Police Tape App Videotaping Police is Easier With the New ACLU Police Tape App
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) declared victory back in May, when a Federal Appeals Court ruled that Illinois’ eavesdropping statute does not apply to police performing their duties in public. This week, the ACLU of New Jersey announced it …

Rodney King Dead at 47, Police Investigation Opened Rodney King Dead at 47, Police Investigation Opened

Rodney King, the man who quickly rose to infamy after an assault by Los Angeles police officers was captured on tape, was found dead in his swimming pool over the weekend. He was 47. As questions surrounding his death begin …