US policing

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‘I could have shot you in front of your fucking kids’: how cops dehumanize black people | Paul Butler

Why would anyone treat someone this way? Research gives a grim answer: some police literally think of blacks as subhuman I could have shot you in front of your fucking kids. Thats what a Phoenix police officer told Iesha Harper, an African American woman arrested with her husband after their four-year-old daughter was sleeping in […]

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Family demands answers in police shooting of 17-year-old California girl

Police claim a replica gun was found, but Hannah Williams family says she was killed for no reason after a minor traffic incident Police in southern California are facing questions over the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl, who her family says was killed for no reason after a minor traffic incidentnear her home on […]

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Police fired 55 times at Willie McCoy. An investigation called it ‘reasonable’

The 20-year-old aspiring rapper had been sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell when Vallejo police shot him The California police officers who killed sleeping in his car, fired 55 bullets at him in 3.5 seconds which was reasonable, according to the city of Vallejos hired consultant. Officials disclosed the extraordinary number of rounds […]

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Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

Exclusive: Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called black identity extremists Rakem Balogun thought he was dreaming when armed agents in tactical gear stormed his apartment. Startled awake by a large crash and officers screaming commands, he soon […]

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California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue ‘anti-racist’ activists, documents show

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue ‘anti-racist’ activists, documents show Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents […]

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Erica Garner, Black Lives Matter activist, dies aged 27

Bernie Sanders and Bill de Blasio among those to pay tribute to Eric Garners daughter, who was in hospital for a week after a heart attack The Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner has died, after a week in hospital following a heart attack. She was 27. Garner was the daughter of Eric Garner, a […]

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Justine Damond shooting: US lawyer hits back at officer’s ambush claims

Robert Bennett, who is representing the family of the Australian shot dead by police, says Damond obviously wasnt armed and was not a threat to anyone A US lawyer representing the family of Justine Damond, the Australian who was shot dead by police in Minneapolis, has hit back at claims the officer who fired the […]

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Justine Damond death: US investigators say ‘loud sound’ may have sparked police shooting

Minneapolis mayor says she wants officer who reportedly shot Damond to be interviewed Australian PM describes shooting as inexplicable and says he is seeking answers A preliminary investigation by Minnesota officials suggests who has been identified in local media as the officer who allegedly shot Damond. The bureau said it had interviewed Harrity but Noor […]

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The new horsemen: why American riot police embraced the bicycle

As a new digital era of protest has dawned under Occupy and Trump, riot police across the US have embarked on a fundamental shift in crowd control Early last Saturday afternoon, under clear blue skies, a sparsely attended anti-sharia rally left the grounds of City Hall in Seattle, Washington. Until then, the attendees had been […]

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San Francisco police face no charges in death of man shot from behind

District attorney says detectives Eric Reboli and Craig Tiffe shot Guatemalan immigrant Amilcar Perez-Lopez, 21, five times in the back in self-defense Two San Francisco police detectives will not face criminal charges for the 2015 killing of a young Guatemalan immigrant who was shot from behind five times, prosecutors said Wednesday. Detectives Eric Reboli and […]

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