Baton Rouge police officials: $25K award to plaintiff in brutality case ‘victory for taxpayers’

Baton Rouge police officials: $25K award to plaintiff in brutality case ‘victory for taxpayers’

The Baton Rouge #Police Department says it is disappointed with Thursday’s verdict in a federal #police brutality trialagainst two officers and the city stemming from a beating and strip search of a New Orleans man during a 2014 marijuana raid. But the department believes the $25,000 awarded to […] Click here to view original web page at Baton Rouge police officials: $25K award to plaintiff in brutality case ‘victory for taxpayers’

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Chicago Has Spent Half a Billion Dollars on Police Brutality Cases—And It’s Impoverishing the Victims’ Communities

Chicago Has Spent Half a Billion Dollars on Police Brutality Cases—And It’s Impoverishing the Victims’ Communities

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to the media in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, and the Chicago #Police Department are under intense scrutiny for covering up the murder of Laquan McDonald, the unarmed Black 17-year-old who was shot 16 times by a police officer in October […] Click here to view original web page at Chicago Has Spent Half a Billion Dollars on Police Brutality Cases—And It’s Impoverishing the Victims’ Communities

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Hillary Clinton gets emotional endorsement from mothers of victims of gun violence and police brutality

Hillary Clinton gets emotional endorsement from mothers of victims of gun violence and police brutality

The mothers of Dontre Hamilton, Eric Garner, Jordan Davis, Sandra Bland and Trayvon Martin endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in a emotional video released by the Clinton campaign on Friday. The women, who have publicly supported Clinton at events […] Click here to view original web page at Hillary Clinton gets emotional endorsement from mothers of victims of gun violence and police brutality

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25 years later and the Rodney King video is still on repeat

25 years later and the Rodney King video is still on repeat

In a piece published this week, Sandra Bass, Berkeley’s assistant dean of student and director of the UC Berkeley Public Service Center, recalls those events a quarter century ago — and what happened to her in San Francisco, a year later, after an all-white jury acquitted the LAPD officers. Twenty five years ago this month, an Argentinian man living in suburban Los Angeles spotted a person being brutally beaten by #police officers near his apartment. The man’s named was George Holliday; the man on the ground was Rodney King; and…

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Police brutality? Cops use choke hold on video in PCP woman arrest, sued for $1 million

Police brutality? Cops use choke hold on video in PCP woman arrest, sued for $1 million

Police brutality? Cops use choke hold on video… by tomonewsus PCP is bad, kids. And if you smoke it, you might end up like Massachusetts resident, Maylene Maldonado. Especially if you’re in a town where the cops are willing to cover each other’s asses. On February 3rd, 2013, Maldonado was arrested by Chicopee Police, and charged with assault and battery of a #police officer. She admitted on video to smoking PCP. “Did you take any alcohol or drugs tonight?” Sergeant Mike Major asked her. “Yes.” she replied. “Which ones?” “PCP……

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Cali woman suing Carlsbad police for punching her in the face during arrest

Cali woman suing Carlsbad police for punching her in the face during arrest

Cali woman suing Carlsbad police for punching… by tomonewsus CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA– In Carlsbad, California, 40-year-old Cindy Hahn was facing some serious jail time following her arrest two years ago for assaulting an officer. Or she was, until a video of her violent arrest hit the internet, which led to the city dropping all charges against her. This week, Hahn’s lawyer announced she’s suing the city and accusing the cops of filing false reports against her, beating her, and violating her civil rights. According to the complaint filed by her attorney,…

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Chokehold death: New York man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold

Chokehold death: New York man dies after NYPD cop puts him in chokehold

Chokehold death: New York man dies after NYPD… by tomonewsus UPDATE: Medical attention was denied to Eric Garner http://youtu.be/34jeLb4LUiM A Staten Island father of six and grandfather of two died Thursday after a #police officer put him in a choke hold. Video of the arrest shows a cop putting 400-pound Eric Garner in a chokehold while other officers held him down on the pavement in front of a beauty supply shop. Witnesses said Garner had just broken up a fight between three men when two plainclothes police arrived at the…

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Henry County Sheriff’s Office Getting Body Cams

Henry County Sheriff’s Office Getting Body Cams

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama is the next on the list to be using body cameras. The use of body cameras is growing as fast as the demand for #police to start using them.  The thought is that these devices will provide a full and accurate account of an incident.  While this may be true, it will still only provide one point of view and could still leave more questions than answers. Deputies says the body cameras give an unbiased third party perspective and both sides of the story…

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Angry family, friends and supporters demand justice for Edwin Rodriguez

Angry family, friends and supporters demand justice for Edwin Rodriguez

Edwin was legally driving in his mothers car. The ELA Sheriffs department said they pulled him over because it was a “stolen vehicle”.  Edwin was shot 10 times and killed by the sheriffs who had no reason to pull him over. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles County has a long history of harassing, abusing and killing Chicanos and Blacks. Former Sheriff Lee Baca is currently awaiting sentencing, and his former second in command, Sheriff Paul Tanaka is awaiting trial, over a police abuse incident investigation in the LA…

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Why Police Training Must be Reformed

Why Police Training Must be Reformed

It seems that when you read a news story about #police brutality most often times it does not involve someone in a situation who was ever an actual threat to the officers life.  While police lives can be put in very dangerous life threatening situations it is also just as important that they have the skills and knowledge to handle basic self defense and the stress of the every day situations they often encounter.  An opportunity to increase self defense training is as simple as giving this more time and balance…

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