Tag: police violence

Watch: Grown Ass Cop Pepper Spray, Beat and Arrest Black Teen for Allegedly Taking a Defensive Stance

Boward County Deputy shown here using pepper spray on a 15-year-old boy. Screenshot: News7Miami Thank god for cellphones. Not that they seem to matter much in the courts or even in the court of public opinion, but when history looks back on this videoed generation of state-sanctioned violence against minorities, at least all of it […]

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Police in Texas Investigating After Off-Duty Cop Tackles Young Woman to Ground in Altercation at Apartment Complex

Photo: iStock A group of young women in Nacogdoches, Texas, say they’re on a mission to clear their friend’s name after they say an off-duty police officer doing security at an apartment complex used excessive force in arresting her and another one of their group. Tanjuniqua Brown and DreAuna Williams tell KTRE that they and […]

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Trial Begins for Former Police Officer Who Shot and Killed 17-Year-Old Antwon Rose II

Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Photo: Matt Rourke (AP Photo) The white former East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in the […]

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#StephonClark: One Year Later, There Is Still No Justice and No Peace

One year ago today, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot and killed by two police officers as he stood in the backyard of his grandparents’ home in the Meadowview neighborhood of Sacramento, Calif. Officers Terrence Mercadal and Jared Robinet said they feared for their lives—a common refrain that often leads to law enforcement officers being exonerated […]

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Video Shows New Jersey Transit Police Dragging and Beating Defenseless Man

Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/NJ.com A cellphone video showing a New Jersey Transit Police officer hitting and dragging a man outside of a Trenton train station is the subject of a new internal investigation, according to ABC affiliate WPVI in Philadelphia. The woman who shot the video, who has requested anonymity, said she witnessed the incident […]

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Police Open Fire on Sleeping Black Man in Locked Car

Image: 20-year-old rapper Willie McCoy, known by his stage name Willie Bo (Getty Images) Relatives of 20-year-old Willie McCoy, also known as rapper Willie Bo, are demanding answers after six Vallejo police officers shot and killed McCoy while he slept in his car in a Taco Bell parking lot. McCoy, who had been recording recently, […]

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Video Surfaces of Cop Apparently Kicking Man in Head; Officer Cleared by Internal Investigation

Screenshot: Miami Herald Video from May 2017 has surfaced showing what appears to be an officer kicking a robbery suspect in the face as he kneeled and spread his hands out on the ground in front of police. Ravon Boyd had led officers on a foot chase after a strong-arm robbery, for which he has since […]

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Black Grad Student Accused of Stealing His Own Car and Beaten by Police Gets $1.25 Million Settlement

Screenshot: WMAQ The police tackled him for “stealing” a car that was his—now they may have to run him his money for the trouble to the tune of over a million dollars. In 2015, police pulled over then-doctoral candidate Lawrence Crosby after an incorrigibly nosy and probably racist woman saw him fixing what turned out […]

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Police Disciplinary Records in California Are Now Public Information

Stephon Clark pictured the day he died, March 18, 2018Photo: The Root File Photo A new California law that went into effect on Jan. 1 makes it possible for the public to get records on law enforcement officers that up until now were kept secret by their departments. Now that those agencies are required to […]

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Another 14-Year-Old Slammed to Ground by Police Officers in School, This Time Over a Candy Bar

Screenshot: Fox 5 I try very hard not to start out my posts with “I just wrote this shit,” because I want to make it clear that each case of brutality happening to a minor leads to yet another child traumatized by flagrantly unacceptable police behavior. But I just wrote this shit. According to WGCL-TV, […]

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Police Officers Who Manhandled Jazmine Headley and Her 1-Year-Old Baby Will Not Be Punished

Screenshot: ABC News If you’re a New York police officer, apparently manhandling women and violently ripping a 1-year-old baby from his mother’s arms isn’t a punishable offense. As according to Politico, an NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau review into Jazmine Headley’s violent arrest last week in Brooklyn found no wrongdoing on the part of the NYPD […]

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Tis the Season to be Racist, As Two Police Officers Find Out Newports and Popeyes Don’t Belong on Their Christmas Tree

Image: iStock It’s the most wonderful racist ass time of the year. According to the Star Tribune, two Minneapolis police officers have been placed on administrative leave since they couldn’t drum up enough yuletide cheer with just egg nog and chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Instead, they decided to decorate their racist ass Christmas […]

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Black Lives Finally Matter? The FBI Will Launch a Database to Keep Track of Deadly Police Encounters 

Image: iStock According to the Associated Press, the federal government will roll out a national database that will keep track of when law enforcement officers use deadly force. In doing so, the intent is provide more transparency about these encounters, as they continue to remain commonplace. The FBI national database, announced recently and being launched […]

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