Tag: Police

A Politician Vowed To Get This Man ‘Killed’. The Man Was Found Dead on Railway Tracks.

Before he was found this morning, the police also released Pallakonda Raju’s photo, offering a bounty of INR 1 million ($13,631) for his capture. Photo: Getty Images A man accused of raping and murdering a little girl was found dead on railroad tracks, police reported, two days after a politician vowed state forces would confront the suspect […]

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Justice Dept. to Review Enforcement of Civil Rights Protections in Grants

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will review how it enforces prohibitions on racial discrimination by law enforcement agencies that receive federal funding, according to a department memo, a move that could broaden the Biden administration’s efforts to combat systemic racism in policing, prisons and courts. While the review concerns law enforcement funding, it could affect […]

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Police in Aurora, Colo., Engaged in Racially Biased Policing, Investigation Finds

The Police Department in Aurora, Colo., engaged in a pattern of racially biased policing and excessive force, according to an investigation that began after the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who was stopped by the police, put into a chokehold and injected with a powerful anesthetic. The investigation, by the Colorado […]

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Black Ex-Cop Who Killed A White Woman In Minneapolis Could Be Freed After Conviction Tossed

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Star Tribune via Getty Images / Getty The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned a third-degree murder conviction of Mohamed Noor, the former Minneapolis Police officer who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk Damond on July 15, 2017. The court agreed with the argument from the defense that the prosecution did not prove Noor […]

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In Tone-Deaf Move, ‘Cops’ Reality TV Show Returning To Fox … Because, Of Course It Is

NewsOne Featured Video Fox News, aka Republican OnlyKlans, is using its subscription-based streaming service, Fox Nation, to renew “back the blue” America’s favorite pro-law enforcement, anti-common decency program, Cops, which Paramount canceled last year amid the murder of George Floyd and the national spotlight on systemic racism in policing. That’s right, the cop-a-ganda show that, […]

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In Rural Afghanistan, War Remnants Everywhere, but no Shooting or Checkpoints

CHAK-E WARDAK, Afghanistan — Sixty bone-rattling miles southwest of Kabul, remnants of America’s longest war are abundant. Pillaged outposts scatter the hilltops, and skeletons of burned-out police pickup trucks and Humvees litter the road that weaves through the valleys in between. The walls of an American-constructed local government building in Chak-e Wardak, a district in […]

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A Year After Unrest, a Scarred Kenosha Still Waits to Rebuild

“You barely see people here anymore,” said Darrayal Jenkins, 40, as he walked past several burned buildings in July. “It’s like a ghost town.” City officials have promised a renewed focus on Uptown, planning developments of apartments and businesses that would breathe life into it once again. Whether they will follow through has become a […]

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Justice Dept. Imposes Limits on Oversight of Local Police

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will curb the power of the monitors who oversee local police departments carrying out federally mandated reform plans, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland told the nation’s law enforcement officers on Monday. The announcement was praised by law enforcement officials. They have long argued that the monitors, who earn lucrative consulting […]

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Cop Accused of Tasing Man in the Testicles in Front of His Wife and Kids

Johnny Wheatcroft being detained by Glendale police in 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Screenshot via police body camera footage)  Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A former Arizona cop allegedly pulled down a handcuffed man’s pants and tased him in the genitals—all in front of his terrified wife and […]

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Loveland, Colo., to Pay $3 Million to Woman With Dementia Who Was Arrested

A city in Colorado will pay a $3 million settlement to a 74-year-old woman with dementia whom police officers threw to the ground last year and handcuffed after she was suspected of shoplifting. Officials in the city of Loveland agreed to the settlement in connection with a lawsuit filed on behalf of the woman, Karen […]

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Tesla Camera Captures Man Faking Accident, Would-be Scammer Gets Arrested

Dashcams have become vital due to scammers, who claim drivers hit them and then demand payment for their ‘injuries’. While these types of incidents are commonly associated with countries overseas, one such attempt was recently caught on camera in Slidell, Louisiana. In a Facebook post, the city’s police department said they were called to a gas […]

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Tesla Model 3 With Autopilot Enabled Slams Into Florida Police Cruiser

A police cruiser in Orlando, Florida has been badly damaged after a 2019 Tesla Model 3 with its Autopilot system enabled crashed into it. Taking to social media, the Orlando division of the Florida Highway Patrol said that the Dodge Charger was stopped on the side of the road to help a Mercedes-Benz SUV. All […]

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Colombia’s Troubles Put a President’s Legacy on the Line

SEOUL — Iván Duque swept into Colombia’s presidency in 2018 as a young, little-known technocrat riding a surging right-wing movement. He tapped public anger against a peace deal that he said had treated the country’s deadly insurgents too softly. And he warned that the proposals of his left-wing opponent could stifle steady growth. Three years […]

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Cops Sent a Helicopter, a Drone, and Cars to Go After a Graffiti Artist

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Dozens of New York Police Department officers and patrol cars, a helicopter, and even a drone were dispatched to a Brooklyn neighborhood Thursday morning in an hours-long standoff with…a graffiti artist. The artist, later identified as 35-year-old Erin Clancy, had ascended the water […]

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As Shootings Increase, N.Y.C Returns to Disputed Tactic: Gang Takedowns

But the crossfire between the Hoolies and their rivals have continued. A recent gun battle between them left eight people wounded at a party in the Roosevelt Houses, considered Hoolies territory, the police said. Critics of gang takedowns say they create a void that others eventually fill, something proponents concede. Instead of rounding up dozens […]

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Video Surfaces of Louisiana Trooper Beating a Black Man

Body-camera footage publicly emerged on Wednesday showing a Louisiana State Police trooper repeatedly clubbing a Black man on the head and chest with a flashlight while the man was pinned to the ground after a traffic stop in 2019, in what the white trooper called “pain compliance.” The beating left the man, Aaron Larry Bowman, […]

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A Police Raid Uncovered an ‘Unprecedented’ Pterosaur Fossil

Tupandactylus navigans (artist’s rendering). Image: Victor Beccari ABSTRACT breaks down mind-bending scientific research, future tech, new discoveries, and major breakthroughs. Some 113 million years ago, a pterosaur with an eight-foot wingspan and an incredible decorative head crest roamed across a lush landscape, before it died and was buried in sediment.  Eons later, in 2013, the […]

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You Have The Right to Keep Filming the Cops—For Now

Here’s where the qualified-immunity jurisprudence really goes off the rails. At one point, courts would follow a two-step process for this process: First, did such a right exist? Second, was that right clearly established at the time? Then, in its 2009 decision in Pearson v. Callahan, the justices unanimously ruled that the two-step process was […]

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The New “Crime Wave” Panic and the Long Shadow of John Walsh

John Walsh had at least as much of an impact in the cultural sphere. America’s Most Wanted debuted to rave reviews in April 1988, against a backdrop of intense anti-crime sentiment. TV Guide awarded the show its “Best Public Service” prize, and World News Tonight called it “the ’80s answer to the ‘Most Wanted’ poster—criminals […]

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Video of Officer’s Collapse After Handling Powder Draws Skepticism

A dramatic video posted by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department that shows a trainee collapsing while investigating a substance he believed to be fentanyl has been met with skepticism from medical and addiction experts. The video, which the department released on Thursday to demonstrate the dangers of fentanyl, shows body camera footage of Deputy […]

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