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2017

19

Sep

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Violence breaks out at Georgia Tech after vigil for student killed in police shooting

Violent protests broke out on the Georgia Tech campus Monday night, with one police car set on fire, after a vigil for a student shot and killed by a police officer. Scott “Scout” Schultz, 21, was pronounced dead Sunday morning. Police said an officer shot the student Saturday night after Schultz refused to drop a knife. […]

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Country: United States
Source: Fox News

18

Sep

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St Louis protests: Woman knocked over by police during demonstration charged with ‘interfering’

St Louis Police say an elderly woman who was knocked down by officers was disobeying orders, and has been charged with “interfering”. A local Fox station caught the incident on camera while covering protests in St Louis, Missouri this weekend. In the video, police with plastic shields can be seen advancing on the woman, ultimately pushing her […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent

10

Sep

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Professors arrested during pro-DACA protest in Boston

Professors from Harvard University and other Boston-area colleges were arrested Thursday while protesting against President Trump’s plan to rescind an Obama-era program shielding young illegal immigrants from deportation. Thirty-one people, including professors from Harvard, Babson, and Boston College, were arrested after forming a human chain and blocking traffic along Massachusetts Avenue, The Harvard Crimson reported. Cambridge Police […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Washington Times

07

Sep

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Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett says Las Vegas police threatened to kill him because he’s black

Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett on Wednesday accused police in Las Vegas of racism and excessive force after a gunpoint confrontation following the recent Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. In a post on Twitter titled “Equality”, Bennett detailed how he was detained by police following the August 26 fight as a crowd scattered after hearing what […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Mail

05

Sep

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Utah nurse arrested for not giving patient’s blood to police

A nurse at a Utah hospital said she was assaulted by a police officer after refusing to give him a sample of an unconscious patient’s blood. At a press conference nurse Alex Wubbels showed videos of the incident from police officers’ body cameras. They showed her being arrested at the University of Utah Hospital in […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Telegraph

03

Sep

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US police officer caught on camera saying ‘we only kill black people’

A Georgia police officer has been accused of making racist statements to a woman during a traffic stop, telling her that the police officers “only kill black people.” Dash-cam video shows the Cobb County officer, who has been identified by local news organizations as police Lt. Greg Abbott, standing outside a vehicle during a DUI […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent , itv

23

Aug

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Phoenix police fire tear gas at anti-Trump protesters

The police used gas and smoke canisters to disperse crowds numbering in the thousands on Tuesday night outside the Phoenix Convention Center as tempers flared around President Trump’s divisive speech at a campaign-style rally here. Hundreds of people ran off, streaming into the surrounding streets, coughing and wiping tears from their eyes. Police helicopters circled […]

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Country: United States
Source: New York Times , Al Jazeera , CBS News

17

Aug

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Dashcam video shows police sexually assaulted Texas woman, lawyer says

Attorney for Charnesia Corley, who was pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign, releases video showing her examined while naked below the waist The attorney for a black woman subjected to an invasive and lengthy roadside strip search by Texas police has released a dashcam video of the incident that he says shows her treatment was […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian

15

Aug

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Minneapolis police officer shoots Australian woman dead with body camera off

The mayor of Minneapolis demanded answers on Sunday after an Australian woman was shot and killed by a police officer in the city, having apparently reported a disturbance outside her home. Justine Damond, from Sydney, died on Saturday night. Police said an officer fatally shot a woman after responding to a 911 call received at […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Sabah

03

Aug

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The 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

The 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the third of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It covers 136 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national […]

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Country: United States
Source: UNODC , VOA News