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Police Violence

2018

06

Dec

Groups allege systematic French police brutality against refugees

There have been nearly 1,000 human rights violations by French police towards refugees in Calais in the past year, according to a report released on Wednesday.  Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement officers, published by four humanitarian organisations – L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Info Bus, Utopia56 and Legal Shelter – says […]

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Country: France
Source: Aljazeera

29

Oct

German police face off with environmentalists on way to Hambacher Forest protest

Officers have ordered 1,000 activists traveling by train to clear Düren station. They are trying to make their way to Hambacher Forest where a massive anti-coal protest is planned for the weekend. Environmental protestors and police faced off in the western German city of Düren on Friday as about 1,000 activists were on their way […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle , Hürriyet

24

Oct

Croatian police use tear gas, batons to block migrants‘ entrance to country

Croatian riot police have clashed with migrants seeking to enter the country from across the Bosnian border, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, hundreds of migrants broke a Bosnian police cordon and blocked the Maljevac border checkpoint in northwestern Bosnia in a bid to pressure Croatian authorities into allowing them clear path towards Western EU countries through Croatia. They reportedly shouted “Open borders!” hurling stones at Croatian police, […]

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Country: Croatia
Source: Sputnik

24

Oct

Footage disputes Chicago cop’s defense for shooting Black, autistic teen

Video footage released on Tuesday shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting a Black teen with autism in 2017, Vice News reports. The officer previously claimed the teen was armed, but the video shows otherwise. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released the videos and audio files. The footage shows Sgt. Khalil Muhammad shooting Ricardo Hayes, 18, around 5 […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Daily Dot

09

Oct

Officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice gets new police gig

The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice as the 12-year-old played with an airsoft pellet gun in 2014 has a new job with another police department. Timothy Loehmann, who shot Rice after responding to 911 calls about a “guy with a gun,” has been hired as a part-time officer by the village […]

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Country: United States
Source: Huffington Post

05

Oct

Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

Hundreds of protesters against US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been arrested in Washington, DC. Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were among 302 women held for demonstrating against the nominee. Thousands of mainly female demonstrators marched through the nation’s capital on Thursday, starting at the appeals court where Judge […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , BBC Türkçe

03

Oct

Riot police clash with pro-independence protesters in Barcelona

Security forces have clashed with pro-independence demonstrators in one of the main squares of Barcelona, Sant Jaume. The officers were seen beating the protesters with batons. Crowds took to the streets on Saturday to stage a counter-protest against a demonstration in support of the Spanish national police (Policia Nacional) and Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) in […]

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Country: Spain
Source: RT

02

Oct

German police use neo-Nazi codename amid Erdoğan visit

A Neo-nazi scandal has shaken German police on Friday during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s state visit to Berlin. Special forces officers, deployed in Berlin to protect the Turkish president, used the codename of a prominent neo-Nazi figure “Uwe Bohnhardt” during their assignment, the police confirmed on Friday. Uwe Boehnhardt was one of the three members […]

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Country: Germany
Source: World Bulletin

06

Sep

‘This is why there aren’t any grocery stores in the black community,’ officer tells girl he stunned

Police in Cincinnati released bodycam video on Tuesday of an officer telling an 11-year-old girl, after he used a taser on her for allegedly shoplifting, that “this is why there aren’t any grocery stores in the Black community,” an internal review showed. The incident happened while police officer Kevin Brown was working “an outside employment […]

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Country: United States
Source: ABC News

06

Sep

Police clear environmental activists from Hambach Forest

Several hundred German police officers moved into Hambach Forest in western Germany on Wednesday to expel dozens of protesters. The forest, located between the cities of Aachen and Cologne, hosts one of the country’s biggest open-pit coal mines. The RWE energy company, which owns the forest, has intended to clear some 100 hectares (247 acres) of land in the Hambach Forest to mine for […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle