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Police Violence

2019

06

Dec

Tear gas and arrests at ‘largest French strike in decades’

Protesters choked on tear gas shot by French police as tens of thousands of union members marched through the centre of Paris in a show of force on Thursday. Dozens were arrested by riot police in the capital, and tear gas was also fired at protesters marching in the western city of Nantes. The marches […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , AJ

18

Nov

Yellow vest anniversary protests lead to 254 arrests across France

The violence in Paris, where police battled rioters for hours around the southeastern Place d’Italie square, was the worst in the French capital in months. A total of 173 people were arrested in the city, Castaner told Europe 1 radio, revising upwards Saturday’s count of 147. Dozens more were arrested in smaller protests in cities […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , The Local

13

Nov

Woman Sues Police After She Was Tasered While in a Restraint Chair

Recently released bodycam footage shows Colorado cops tasing a woman while placing her in a restraint chair with a spit hood on. Lauren Gotthelf, 34, was arrested in November 2017 for smoking in a prohibited area and walking her dog without a leash.Her service dog, Sage, which she has for emotional support, was taken to the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Trt Haber , Insıde Edıtıon

12

Nov

French riot police clear Catalan protesters at highway blockade on border with Spain

As the protests mobilised by Tsunami Democratic went into the second day, the French police force took action to clear the busy border crossing where the AP7 joins France’s A9 dismantling a field kitchen set up by protesters. French police began the operation to clear the highway on the French side, firing canisters of tear […]

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Country: Spain
Source: TRT Haber , The Local

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