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2018

14

Aug

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US police kill around 3 men per day, new study reveals

Police in the USA kill on average more than 1,000 men per year, which equates to three men per day, a study has revealed. The data collected through Fatal Encounters, a systematic review that aimed to uncover the risk factor for men relies on media and public record searches to challenge the statistics neglected in […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Voice

13

Aug

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Baltimore police officer caught on camera punching civilian on sidewalk resigns

A Baltimore cop was suspended with pay Saturday after a viral video showed him beating a man to the ground. Two officers had stopped a man, later identified as Dashawn McGrier, 26, on Saturday, Baltimore’s FOX 45 reported, citing information from police. The officers let McGrier go before approaching him again, the department said. In the video, […]

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Country: United States
Source: Fox News

07

Aug

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US centers force migrant children to take drugs

Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters , Dünya Bülteni

07

Aug

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Ohio judge orders man’s mouth taped shut during sentencing

A Cuyahoga County judge ordered a convicted robber’s mouth taped shut during his sentencing on Tuesday. Judge John Russo imposed the gag order because Franklyn Williams engaged in multiple outbursts in the courtroom, according to a docket entry. Russo eventually sentenced the 32-year-old Williams to 24 years in prison. Video shot by WJW Channel 8 shows Williams surrounded […]

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Country: United States
Source: Cleveland OH Local News , Star

02

Aug

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 04:  People gather together during an event to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination April 4, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. The city is commemorating King on the anniversary of his assassination that took place on April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Memphis police collected Black Lives Matter activists’ private Facebook posts

Documents newly released by the City of Memphis in response to an ACLU of Tennessee lawsuit reveal how precisely police tracked Black Lives Matter activists on social media in 2016 and 2017. The social media spying was led by the police department’s Office of Homeland Security, a unit created after the September 11, 2001, attacks. The documents include a PowerPoint presentation, […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Appeal

31

Jul

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US police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman

Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said. The officers stopped the motorist in April when she was running late for work at an Atlanta hair salon and sped past them at around 80 miles […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters

31

Jul

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US airport security’s ‘Quiet Skies’ programme tracks passengers

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is facing criticism for secretly tracking Americans on flights, US media report. The “Quiet Skies” programme reportedly uses an unknown algorithm to flag flyers without any criminal record for surveillance on domestic flights. Air marshals tasked with carrying out surveillance have pushed back against the programme, according to US […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

30

Jul

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Newspapers in US post armed guards outside of their offices

President Trump appeared to be surprised that it wasn’t typical for newspapers to have armed guards outside of their offices, the New York Times publisher Arthur Gregg Sulzberger claimed. In a phone interview with the Times’ Mark Landler following Trump’s revelation that he met with Sulzberger earlier this month, Sulzberger recalled telling Trump that newspapers had begun […]

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Country: United States
Source: Washington Examiner , Sputnik

24

Jul

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Georgia cops tackle 10-year-old black child for trying to speak to his handcuffed dad

A video posted on Facebook Sunday showing two white police officers restraining a young black boy in Georgia has gone viral and sparked an internal investigation. The 1 minute, 25 second cellphone video was captured by a woman named Ariel Collins, who identified herself as a cousin of the child depicted in the recording. The clip begins […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC Türkçe , Daily Mail

06

Jul

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US using DNA tests to reunite children with migrant parents

US officials have ordered DNA tests on “under 3,000” detained children who remain separated from their migrant parents, in an effort to reunite families at the centre of a border crisis, a senior official has said. The Department of Health and Human Services is “doing DNA testing to confirm parentage quickly and accurately,” its Secretary […]

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Country: United States
Source: RTE , Bianet