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Police Violence

2018

04

Jun

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Family of black man Gregory Hill who was shot dead by a white sheriff’s deputy awarded $4 by jury

Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr was shot through his garage door on 14 January 2014 by the deputy in St Lucie County, Florida, in response to a noise complaint. He was found with an unloaded gun, but whether he was holding it is disputed. A jury ruled that no excessive force was used and Mr Hill […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

23

May

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Belgian police fired bullet that killed migrant toddler, prosecutors say

A Belgian policeman fired the bullet that killed a two-year-old Kurdish girl during a high-speed chase of a van transporting migrants in Belgium last week, prosecutors confirmed Tuesday. Prosecutors announced the results of the probe into the death of Mawda Shawri, after officials said on Friday that she had died from a bullet wound in the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: NDTV , TRT Haber

23

May

Riot police officers detain a protestor during a demonstration in Paris, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Police use teargas and batons to suppress demonstrators in Paris, France

Clashes between police and groups of masked youths have erupted on the sidelines of a march by civil servants in Paris. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw at least a hundred young people from outside the labor protest take position at the front of the march Tuesday afternoon. Police officers repeatedly charged the interlopers, […]

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Country: France
Source: EBL News , Milat

14

May

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San Diego DA says she won’t take law enforcement donations — but they’re still fueling her campaign

Immediately after a heated debate last Thursday that focused on police accountability, the criminalization of homelessness, and the use of gang databases, interim San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan spoke to a handful of reporters in a room not far from the stage at the Chula Vista library. There, she fielded several questions about the […]

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Country: United States
Source: In Justice Today

11

May

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Tens of thousands of Germans protest wider police powers in Bavaria

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Munich on Thursday to protest planned changes to police powers in the prosperous southern German state of Bavaria. Police estimated that around 30,000 protesters turned out on a public holiday to oppose a law approved by state parliamentarians last summer that massively widens the scope […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah , Evrensel

04

May

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Cellphone video shows Miami police officer apparently kicking suspect in the head during arrest

Hours after a video appearing to show a Miami police officer kicking a suspect in the head during an arrest Thursday went viral on social media, the State Attorney’s Office started an investigation and the department relieved the officer of duty. A resident filmed and published the video on Facebook at the Culmer Place Apartments, 610 NW 10 St., near Reeves […]

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Country: United States
Source: Local 10 News , En Son Haber

03

May

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France to step up security before next protests after May Day violence: minister

France will increase police numbers for the next round of protests over economic reforms after violent clashes marred the annual May Day rally in Paris, interior minister Gerard Collomb said on Wednesday. Police said 109 people had been held in custody after Tuesday’s clashes, when masked and hooded anarchists hijacked the traditional May 1 rally […]

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Country: France
Source: Reuters

30

Apr

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Police evacuate Paris III University sit-in against education reforms

French police launched an evacuation operation to clear the New Sorbonne University site as people continued blocking the venue in opposition to government reforms, the University said via its Twitter account. No incidents occurred during the evacuation, which started early on Monday. According to the police, “several hundreds of empty bottles and materials aimed at creating incendiary devices, along with posters with slogans” were found at the site. […]

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Country: France
Source: Dünya Bülteni , Sputnik

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