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Police Violence

2019

02

Oct

A white cop shot an innocent black man in his own home

A Texas jury ruled Tuesday that a white police officer who shot and killed an innocent black man in his own home is guilty of murder. The conviction came even after a widely criticized last-minute decision from a judge, which allowed jurors to take into account a controversial law that could have cleared her of wrongdoing. […]

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Country: United States
Source: Washington Post

23

Sep

Two Children, Ages 6 and 8, Were Arrested at School in Florida. Police Say the Officer Acted Without Permission

A police officer who arrested a 6- and 8-year-old at an Orlando charter school on Thursday is facing an internal investigation. Police said in statements that Dennis Turner, a member of the police’s  volunteer Officer Program who was working as a school resource officer, failed to get permission to arrest the children from his supervisor, and […]

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Country: United States
Source: Time

05

Sep

Greek Police Fire Teargas as Child Migrants Protest Conditions in Camps

Greek police fired tear gas at hundreds of children who protested in a packed migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday, the state news agency ANA reported. Some 300 unaccompanied minors joined the protest at the overcrowded Moria camp, demanding to be transferred. The young migrants set fire to rubbish bins before […]

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Country: Greece
Source: DünyaBülteni , The Globe Post

06

Aug

Galveston officers on horseback seen leading handcuffed man with rope

Galveston Police are responding to uproar over a photo posted to Facebook showing a man being led by officers on horses, using a rope. “You don’t even do a dog like that,” said Sherri Kelly, visiting the island from Spring. “I don’t care. That’s inhumane.” “Where were they walking him to and why did they […]

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Country: United States
Source: ABC 13

01

Aug

Body of missing music fan found, French police under fire

A body found in the River Loire is that of a man who went missing after French police raided a music festival last month, local officials say. The French prime minister has promised “total transparency” in investigating the death of a man following clashes between police and festival-goers in the western city of Nantes, as […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian , BBC

01

Aug

Croatia’s president admits abusive migrant pushbacks

After months of official denials, Croatia’s president has admitted that the country’s police are involved in the violent pushbacks of migrants and asylum seekers apprehended inside the country. The best chance for thousands of refugees stuck in Bosnia is to cross its border with Croatia to make it to the European Union. For the past […]

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Country: Croatia
Source: The Guardian , Human Rights Watch

29

Jul

US teen held over officer’s killing ‘illegally blindfolded’

Italian police are investigating a leaked photo of a blindfolded American teenager who is accused of killing an officer in Rome. The photo of murder suspect Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 18, was shown by Italian media on Sunday. Mr Natale-Hjorth and his friend, 19-year-old Finnegan Lee Elder, were arrested on suspicion of killing police officer Mario […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , BBC

29

Jul

New study draws a disturbing picture of police violence in Germany

Illegal police violence occurs in Germany significantly more common than previously known. Thus, there are at least 12,000 allegedly unlawful attacks by police officers every year – and thus five times more than indicated. This is the result of research at the University of Bochum, about which the ARD policy magazine “Kontraste” and “Der Spiegel” report together. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , Focus

24

Jul

Plane security drag man from his seat

An airline which authorised dragging a passenger from his seat has defended its actions, saying it was just following European safety regulations. In footage filmed onboard a Tarom flight from Bucharest to Cairo, a man is seen being forcibly removed from his seat by three airport security staff. Passenger Viorica Hagagg, filmed the incident. She said that the man’s wife, who was […]

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Country: Romania
Source: Time Türk , Independent

22

Jul

Louisiana police officer suggests that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

A Louisiana police officer has suggested on social media that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot. Officer Charlie Rispoli of the Gretna Police Department made the comments about the New York Democrat on his personal Facebook page last Thursday. ‘This vile idiot needs a round and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve,’ […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , Daily Mail