Tag: police brutality

Black Woman Wins $205,000 Settlement After Charging Texas Cop Yanked Out Her Tampon in the Middle of the Street

A woman has agreed to accept a payout of $205,000 from the city of San Antonio to settle her suit charging that her constitutional rights were violated when a cop not only performed a vaginal cavity search in the middle of the street, but yanked out her tampon in the midst of it. Natalie Simms’ […]

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Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes to Pay for Atatiana Jefferson’s Funeral

Harrison Barnes, playing for the Sacramento Kings. The NBA star says he and his wife will pay for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, the woman whose shooting death by a Fort Worth, Texas, cop has led to his being charged with murder. Jefferson’s funeral is set for Oct. 19, 2019 in Dallas.Photo: Rob Carr (Getty) […]

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Police Chief Says It’s Perfectly Fine an Officer Was Part of a Hate Group Because the Cop Already Retired From Racism

What would happen if a police chief found out one of his officers was a part of a white nationalist organization known for violent attacks? What if a jury had already determined that the officer was guilty of violating a citizen’s constitutional rights in a violent attack? What if someone could prove this cop had […]

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Police Interrogation Firm Sues Ava DuVernay and Netflix, Claiming Defamation for When They See Us

John E. Reid and Associates, the firm behind the controversial police interrogation method the Reid Technique, has filed a federal lawsuit against When They See Us writer and director Ava DuVernay and network Netflix for defamation, according to Variety. The firm was founded by John E. Reid, a former Chicago police officer. When They See […]

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The Fort Worth Cop Who Shot a Black Woman in Her Own Home Was Just Charged With Murder

A former police officer was arrested and charged with murder on Monday evening after he shot and killed a 28-year-old black woman who was playing video games with her nephew in her Fort Worth home. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Aaron Dean, 34, from Arlington, shot Atatiana Jefferson, 28, through a window without […]

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Chicago Cop Who Quit Force After Shooting and Killing Rekia Boyd Wants All Evidence of His Criminal Case Erased

The then off-duty Chicago cop who fired his gun out his car window, striking and killing Rekia Boyd, an innocent bystander, now wants all evidence of the criminal case filed against him cleared from the public record. Even though Dante Servin got off scot-free on charges of involuntary manslaughter when a Chicago judge threw out […]

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If You Love Me, Do Not Call the Police

I do not want to die. Because I am far from infallible, I am willing to concede the slight possibility that there exists a scenario in which I may benefit from the presence of the police. Even though I’ve tried to imagine such a situation, I admit that I may have overlooked some hypothetical plight […]

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#AtatianaJefferson: A List of Questions That Need Answers From Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus

The Fort Worth Police Department and its police chief, Ed Kraus, have a lot of explaining to do as it pertains to the senseless killing of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her mother’s home early Saturday morning. A neighbor, James Smith, said he called a police non-emergency number when he noticed that the front door was […]

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#AtatianaJefferson: A List of Questions That Need Answers From Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Krause

The Fort Worth Police Department and its police chief, Ed Krause, have a lot of explaining to do as it pertains to the senseless killing of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her mother’s home early Saturday morning. A neighbor, James Smith, said he called a police non-emergency number when he noticed that the front door was […]

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Blow the Whistle: Black Woman State Trooper Files Explosive Discrimination Lawsuit in Michigan, Exposing Police Brutality

A video obtained by the Detroit Free Press shows white state troopers slamming a black motorist with a disability onto the pavementImage: YouTube A now-retired Michigan State Trooper is a whistleblower in an explosive lawsuit that reveals a history of racial discrimination and police brutality in her department. First Lt. Twana Powell, who led the […]

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18-Year-Old Brandt Jean’s Hug of Amber Guyger Made Me Sick. But It Ain’t About Me, Though

Screenshot: Dallas Morning News (YouTube) The conversation about Brandt Jean’s hug of convicted murderer Amber Guyger has mostly cannibalized both the news of the (still surprising) conviction and the (not surprising at all) sentence. The image of the act is both explosive and saccharine; a molotov cocktail dipped in high fructose corn syrup. It’s impossible […]

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Botham Jean, Amber Guyger and the Delusion of Forgiveness

Photo: Tom Fox (The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool) It was described as “stunning,” “rare,” and “inspirational”: Brandt Jean, the younger brother of Botham Jean, killed last year at the hands of a Dallas police officer who mistakenly walked into his apartment, asking his brother’s killer if he could hug her. “I love you […]

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Mississippi Police Shot a Bullet Into the Back of His Head. A City Attorney Is Arguing It Doesn’t Matter Since He’s Not a Citizen

Photo: iStock Mississippi police should have never been at Ismael Lopez’s door. But in executing a warrant for a man wanted for domestic assault in July 2017, police went to the wrong address, arriving at Lopez’s home instead of the suspect’s. Lopez would not survive the encounter with police, who never announced themselves at the […]

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Trump Is ‘Last Hope’ for White People, Says Ex-NJ Police Chief on Trial for Bashing Black Teen’s Head Into Door

Photo: Nati Harnik (AP) A potential movie titled The Hate White Hope may be apropos for Poor POTUS after all. When it comes to hate and evil wypipo, Donald Trump is these folks’ reigning champ. Advertisement So believes former Bordentown, N.J., police chief Frank Nucera Jr., who is being tried on federal hate-crime assault charges. […]

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Sacramento, Calif., Cops Who Shot and Killed an Unarmed #StephonClark Are Headed Back to the Streets

Black Lives Matter protester holds an illustration of Stephon Clark during a march and demonstration through the streets of Sacramento, Calif., on April 4, 2018.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty) The two Sacramento, Calif., cops who shot and killed an unarmed Stephon Clark as he stood in his grandparents’ backyard last year not only will face no […]

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Police Bodycam Footage of Botham Jean Dying in His Apartment Shared on Emotional 2nd Day of Amber Guyger Trial

Screenshot: CBS This Morning Prosecutors shared video of Botham Jean’s final breaths with jurors Tuesday, during the second day of former Dallas Police officer Amber Guyger’s trial. Guyger stands accused of murdering Jean, her upstairs neighbor, when she entered his apartment last year and fatally shot him. Off-duty at the time, Guyger claimed she had […]

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Dallas Cop Who Got Fired After Killing a Black Man Minding His Own Business in His Own Home Cries Self-Defense as Murder Trial Begins

Amber GuygerPhoto: Kaufman County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office (via AP) The Dallas cop who got fired after she shot and killed a black man in his own home, saying she mistook his apartment door for her own, is claiming self-defense as her murder trial gets underway. Amber Guyger had been on the Dallas police force for about […]

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Police Officer Charged With Punching Black Student, Lying About It

Image: Star Sams (IMPD/Faceboo) “Police reports are lies.”–Elie Mystal, Above the Law. An Indiana police officer has been charged with assaulting a high school student more than two weeks after multiple witnesses and two videos caught the cop pummeling the teen as if… Well, there may be a more poetic metaphor, but the way the […]

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