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Police Violence

2018

16

Apr

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Two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks for doing nothing

Two black men were arrested and escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday after staff called the police to report they refused to leave; the men hadn’t ordered anything and were reportedly waiting for a business associate to arrive. The staff reportedly called 911 because Starbucks does “not allow nonpaying people from the public […]

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Country: United States
Source: Vox , BBC Türkçe

13

Apr

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French police ‘make’ migrant children older on paper to return them to Italy

Seven Italian charities have accused French border police of falsifying the birth dates of migrant children travelling alone in an attempt to pass them off as adults and send them back to Italy. In an appeal to the European commission and Italy’s interior ministry, the charities highlighted evidence of two cases in which birth dates appeared […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian , Anadolu Ajansı

13

Apr

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French police clear protesting students at Sorbonne university

Paris riot police have cleared out students seeking to occupy the Sorbonne university in Paris, as part of a season of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms. The university announced its iconic Left Bank site is closed Friday for security reasons after the Thursday night police operation. While about 200 students were evacuated, a few […]

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Country: France
Source: The Washington Post , TRT Haber

09

Apr

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French police force eco-activists out wooded site

French police are trying to evict environmental activists from a wooded site in western France where a new airport was to have been built. Police used tear gas at the Notre-Dames-des-Landes site against hundreds of activists, who built makeshift barricades and set some ablaze. In January the government scrapped the controversial project to build a […]

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Country: France
Source: BBC

04

Apr

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‘I can’t breathe!’ Shock video shows cop choking man during jaywalking arrest

A white police officer whose body-camera video recorded him beating a black pedestrian he accused of jaywalking has been arrested on assault charges in North Carolina. The Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office announced that Christopher Hickman was arrested late Thursday. He was charged with assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats. A […]

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Country: United States
Source: WITN

02

Apr

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Louisiana will not charge police in Alton Sterling shooting

Louisiana will not charge two white police officers who in 2016 fatally shot Alton Sterling, one of series of black men slain by police that sparked protests across the United States, because evidence showed their actions were justified, a state official said on Tuesday. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Republican, said Baton Rouge officers […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters

29

Mar

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Houston officer kills unarmed man walking with trousers down

Police dashcam video shows Danny Ray Thomas, 34, walking towards the officer on a road in Houston, Texas, last Thursday before a gunshot rings out. Deputy Cameron Brewer repeatedly shouts “get down on the ground” before firing. Both the officer and victim are black. Mr Thomas’ family say he suffered from depression after his children […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

27

Mar

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Police ‘should need warrant’ to download phone data

At least 26 police forces in England and Wales have begun using new technology to extract data from phones. And Privacy International said there had been no public debate about the rapid rollout of this practice. But one former chief constable said obtaining a warrant in each instance would be “just not practical”. Privacy International […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC

26

Mar

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Police spies helped create employee ‘blacklist’ for UK companies, force admits

Workers who complained of safety violations were reported by police spies and prevented from getting another job in the construction industry, an investigation has uncovered. Richard Martin of the Metropolitan Police admitted that allegations workers were put on a ‘blacklist’ used by building firms to vet staff had been “proven”. It came in response to […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euronews

23

Mar

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30 Gambian migrants rounded up in Germany

Over 200-member police-troop descended on Donauworth town, in the Bayerische region (Munich) of Germany, where more than 300 Gambian migrants reside, conducting arrests and taking at least 30 into custody. According to eyewitnesses, the “unfriendly police action” included assaults, when hound dogs and riot gear police raided the community on Tuesday afternoon in an operation […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Point