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Police Violence

2018

19

Jan

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Ohio teen Joseph Haynes killed by police in court

A teenage boy has been shot and killed by police after a juvenile hearing at an Ohio court during an altercation, local officials said. Joseph Haynes, 16, was appearing for a hearing about a firearms charge against him at the Franklin County court in Columbus on Wednesday when a deputy sheriff struck him with a […]

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Country: United States
Source: Al Jazeera

05

Jan

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US: Police pepper sprayed child during inauguration

Police officers “knocked down” a 10-year-old boy and exposed him and his mother to pepper spray during a rally against US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to amendments to a lawsuit filed by a civil rights organisation. The lawsuit, which was originally filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia (ACLU-DC) on behalf of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Al Jazeera

03

Jan

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US: Police killed 1129 people in 2017; 12 were charged with a crime

An extensive new report by Mapping Police Violence, a research collaborative that collects comprehensive data on police killings nationwide and that includes DeRay McKesson and Brittany Packnett, showed that as of December 26, police have killed 1,129 people in 2017. In 12 of these incidents — or one percent of all killings — an officer […]

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Country: United States
Source: Paper

2017

22

Dec

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German police publicly name and shame G20 protesters

Five months after protests in the German city of Hamburg against the G20 summit, the police and state prosecutors have published pictures of hundreds of demonstrators online. In a co-ordinated campaign with the right-wing Bildnewspaper, they are calling on members of the public to denounce those pictured. The initiative is not only disproportionate, but unlawful. Nothing […]

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Country: Germany
Source: World Socialist Web Site

12

Dec

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50 detained in Jerusalem since ‘Trump Declaration’

The number of Palestinian residents of Jerusalem detained since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital stands at 50, according to a local committee that tracks arrests. “Israeli forces have arrested some 50 [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem, including two women, since last week’s ‘Trump declaration’,” Amjad Abu Assab, […]

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Country: Israel
Source: AA

12

Dec

Riot police officers stand next to a burning car during clashes following an anniversary rally marking the 2008 police shooting of 15-year-old student, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, in Athens, Greece, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Greek police fire tear gas on protesters in Greece

Greek police fired teargas on Wednesday at youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police in an incident that sparked the worst riots for decades in a country with a history of street violence. Before Wednesday’s march, witnesses saw young people wearing hoods smashing paving stones […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Reuters

11

Dec

California Police Brutality

Families condemn police brutality in California oil country

James de la Rosa was unarmed when four police officers in the rural Californian town of Bakersfield ended his life in a hail of bullets by the roadside. At the age of 22, he had never picked up a single conviction, but initial police reports justified the killing by saying he had reached into his […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Mail

11

Dec

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Woman, 20, suffered miscarriage in jail after being tasered by ‘sadistic’ guards

A new study by Reuters has found that use of tasers has been listed as a contributory factor in quarter of the cases. Now video has emerged which appears to back up their claims. In the video obtained by Reuters, Martini Smith was seen being tasered by the prison guards. Smith was 20 years old, pregnant […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters

04

Dec

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Alternative for Germany: Police and protesters clash over meeting

Several people have been hurt in clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators in the city of Hannover. Protesters were trying to blockade the far-right Alternative for Germany’s first conference since it entered parliament after September’s elections. Once the delayed conference began, delegates elected Alexander Gauland as co-leader along with Jörg Meuthen. Both hardliners, their election […]

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Country: Germany
Source: BBC

29

Nov

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Accountant shot by US park police dies; family says he was unarmed

Bijan Ghaisar, 25, of McLean, Virginia, died Monday, the FBI said Tuesday. Police shot him 10 days earlier, the night of Friday, Nov. 17 near George Washington Parkway after he was suspected in a hit-and-run. Eleven days after U.S. Park Police chased and shot a driver in Fairfax County, Virginia, the FBI identified him and […]

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Country: United States
Source: NBC Washington