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Police Violence

2018

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

06

Sep

Police given more power to stop and search

Police could be given enhanced stop and search powers under new laws being planned by the government following a nationwide rise in violent crime. A public consultation on changes to the “reasonable grounds” needed to legally justify searches will be launched in the coming days, The Independent understands. Asked about statistics showing black and minority ethnic people are four times […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Independent

05

Sep

Policeman sent to psychologist after backing anti-corruption campaign

Police chiefs in Romania told one of its cops to see a psychologist after he backed a campaign to stop criminals serving in public office. Radu Dutu wore an armband under his police uniform to show support for #FaraPenali, a petition that has gathered more than a million signatures to change Romania’s constitution to stop […]

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Country: Romania
Source: Euronews

04

Sep

12 arrested in Chicago anti-violence Labor Day protest

Police arrested 12 people attempting to block traffic on the highway leading to Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Monday. According to Illinois State Police, eight men and four women were arrested, including local activist and protest leader Reverend Gregory S. Livingston. Police used a loudspeaker to instruct protesters to leave the highway. Protesters, including Rev. […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Xinhuanet

30

Aug

Arrest warrant leak fuels suspicions of far-right links with German police

The leak of an arrest warrant to far-right groups has heightened widespread suspicions of links between German police and xenophobic demonstrators. Authorities have confirmed reports of the leak after the arrest warrant – containing the full name of the main suspect in the murder of a 35-year-old man, which triggered violent anti-foreigner protests in the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Guardian